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  • 06/17/2020 4:17 PM | Anonymous

    Please see the attached flyer announcing a new professional development group based in Connecticut, Math Teachers’ Circle 4 Social Justice. MTC4SJ is part of the national Math Teachers' Circles network. Our goal is to provide a platform for math teachers to engage in problem solving that displays the power of mathematics in promoting critical conversations.

     

    If you or your colleagues are interested, please visit our website and fill out our registration and interest form. This summer we will host two virtual workshops. If you cannot make our summer workshops, but would like information on future events, please fill out the form as well.

     

    Please share with colleagues and contact us with any questions!

    Email: mtc4socialjustice@gmail.com

  • 04/15/2020 11:51 AM | Anonymous

    The Connecticut State Department of Education is committed to supporting districts during Covid-19.  There have been three volumes of resources.  The latest resource is around student data privacy, grading practices, assessment, professional learning, and additional content resources to support remote learning.  Please access these resources at https://portal.ct.gov/SDE/COVID19/COVID-19-Resources-for-Families-and-Educators 

  • 03/31/2020 8:50 AM | Anonymous


      

     

    We hear you and are here for you

    As schools transition to remote learning, we are pleased to offer all students and teachers free, six-month software licenses for the following:

    ·     TI-SmartView™ CE emulator software for the TI‑84 Plus graphing family

    ·     TI-SmartView™ for MathPrint™ calculators (TI‑30XS/TI‑34‑Multiview™ scientific calculators)

    ·     TI-Nspire™ CX and TI‑Nspire™ CX CAS Student Software

    ·     TI-Nspire™ CX Premium Teacher Software 

    Get software licenses »

    For schools and districts that are 1-to-1 with Chromebook™ notebook computers, we will release a beta version of the TI-84 Plus CE app soon. Please complete this form to receive more information once it is available.

     

    In addition, we have made the TI Nspire™ App for iPad® and TI‑Nspire™ CAS App for iPad® free for download through April 2020.

  • 03/26/2020 1:43 PM | Anonymous

    We invite you to join us for this special 2020 NCSM virtual opportunity on Monday and Tuesday, March 30-31, starting at 10 a.m. Central / 11 a.m. Eastern. 

    To REGISTER, click HERE.

    After you register for the virtual conference, you may attend any of the sessions. We have listed the title and speakers for each offered session below.  More detailed descriptions for each session are included on our website.  

    If you have a friend who would like to join, ask them to register using the link on our website.  

     

    Session  Information  

    Monday Session 1:  11:00 am - 12:00 pm EDT

    • Building Capacity In Statistics And Mathematical Modeling, Rachel Levy

    • See It, Move It, Grasp It: Math With Virtual Manipulatives, Christine Newell

    • Utilizing Math History To Embrace Equity, Failure, and Authentic Problem Solving In Leadership Communities, Sunil Singh

    • 6 Actions For Productive Struggle In The Mathematics Classroom, John SanGiovanni

     

    Monday Session 2: 12:30 - 1:30 pm EDT

    • Using A Variety Of Media To Lead Courageous Conversations Among Mathematics Education Stakeholders, Marilyn Strutchens

    • Supporting Professionals To Counteract Racism and Oppression in the Discretionary Spaces Of Their Work, Deborah Ball

    • Be Both Author And Illustrator Of Mathematical Understanding, Jill Gough

    • Creating Interesting Ways For Students To Be Right and Wrong, Eli Luberoff

     

    Monday Session 3: 2:30 - 3:30 pm EDT

    • How Mathematicians Play: Creating A Culture Of Ownership, Rigor, and Joy In Math Class, Daniel Finkel

    • Secondary and Postsecondary Mathematics Alignment At Scale—It’s A Big Job and Someone Has To Do It!, Katey Arrington & Ted Coe

    • Teaching Mathematics For Social Justice, Kris Childs

    • Why Aren’t We There Yet?, Cathy Seeley

     

    Monday Session 4: 4:00 - 5:00 pm EDT

    • Starting With Me: Transforming Mathematics Education From The Inside Out, Michelle Reinhart

    • Where Am I In My Equity Walk? Where Will You Be In 2025?, John Staley & Julia Aguirre

    • The Five Practices In Practice: Successfully Orchestrating Mathematics Discussions In Your High School Classroom, Michael Steele, Peg Smith & Miriam Sherin

    • Leading With Kindness, Mary Kemper

     

    Tuesday Session 1: 11:00 am - 12:00 pm EDT  

    • Mathematize It! Building A Systemic Plan To Encourage Early Problem-Solving and Mathematical Modeling Capacity Across Grades K-8, Sara Moore & Kimberly Morrow-Leong

    • Why Be A Lucky Coach, When You Can Be A Great Coach?, Courtney Baker & Melinda Knapp

    • Ross Taylor/Glenn Gilbert Speaker Series: Why Teach Mathematics? How Do We Help Teachers Convince Students That Learning Mathematics Is Important?, Gail Burrill

    • The Power Of Ideas: Letting Students’ Thinking Take Center Stage, Annie Fetter

     

    Tuesday Session 2: 12:30 - 1:30 pm  EDT

    • The New Culture Code: Simplifying The Complex Rules Of Change!, Tim Kanold

    • Changing Mathematical Mindsets With High School Number Talks: A Story Of Our Research, Jackie Palmquist, Alyssa Schneider, and Pat Baltzley

    • Transitioning Our Teaching, Coaching, and Professional Learning To Online Environments, Mike Flynn

    • Delete Deficit Thinking; Why “Low Kids” And “High Kids” Is Inaccurate, Ineffective, Unethical, And Counterproductive, Rachel Lambert

     

    Tuesday Session 3: 2:30 - 3:30 pm EDT

    • Relating Decimals, Fractions, And Ratios For Deeper Understanding: How Are They Alike and How Are They Different?, Karen Fuson

    • What Is Mathematics?, Jo Boaler

    • Blunt Observations And Practical Strategies For Orchestrating Far More Impactful PD In Mathematics, Steve Leinwand

    • Orchestrating Productive Mathematics Discussions: Overcoming The Challenges, Peg Smith

     

    Tuesday Session 4: 4:00 - 5:00 pm EDT

    • The Beauty Of Movement: Increasing Discourse In Mathematics Classrooms, Sara VanDerWerf & Chris Luzniak

    • The Math Shark Tank: Entrepreneurial Challenges For Middle Grades, Michael Belcher, Jere Confrey and Erin Krupa

    • Talk Number 2 Me: Mathematics & Mindfulness, Christina Lincoln-Moore

    • Cultivating Agency, Mathematical Understanding, and Conversation Through Mathematical Language Routines, Jen Wilson

    We hope to see you virtually next Monday and Tuesday!

  • 01/16/2020 6:20 PM | Anonymous

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    Teachers, coaches, & administrators:

    Join us in Chicago for the

    NCTM Centennial Annual Meeting & Exposition 
    April 1-4, 2020

     

    Celebrating 100 Years – Looking Back and Moving Forward

    The daily schedule is now available in the online Itinerary Planner 

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    Save with our Early-Bird Discount

    2020 is NCTM's Centennial year. Join thousands of math education professionalsfrom across the country and around the world as we celebrate at the NCTM Centennial Annual Meeting & Exposition. 

     

    The daily schedule of speakers, sessions, workshops, bursts, and more is now available in our online Itinerary Planner. This easy-to-use resource will help you begin building your itinerary by searching from such criteria as key word, session, speaker name, category (including grade band and topics), session types, and locations.   

     

    In addition to compelling sessionsdynamic speakers, outstanding networking opportunities, and enriching content, we have special events and surprises to mark the occasion. Whether you're a PK–12 classroom teacher, math coach, administrator, math teacher educator, preservice teacher, or math specialist, we have something for you

     

    Join us in Chicago to discover new ideas and approaches that will help you providemore and better mathematics instruction for each and every student.

     

    Centennial Annual Meeting Strand Topics

    • Implement the Effective Teaching Practices
    • Experience the Depth and Excitement of Mathematics
    • Look Back and Move Forward: A Centennial View
    • Create Positive Change
    • Build Student Agency, Foster Student Identity, and Promote Social Change

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    Make the case to your School District to support time off, travel, and/or funding to attend


    Making the case to attend any conference—especially in times of tight budgets and reduced staff—requires a solid understanding of the potential benefits of attending.Download the Justification toolkit to make the case to your School District. 

    NCTM Members save even more 
    Join NCTM when you register and receive up to 30 percent off the nonmember rate. 
      
    Maximize your savings by registering a group of five or more to receive an additional 15 percent off the individual member rate.

    See you in Chicago!

    Check out our gorgeous new Preview Brochure

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  • 11/11/2019 6:47 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Tuesday, December 3, 2019, 12:30 a.m. – 3:00 Trumbull Marriott, Trumbull, CT
    OR
    Wednesday, December 4, 2019, 12:30 a.m. – 3:00 ITBD, New Britain, CT
    Participants must preregister.  To register, go to https://www.trumba.com/calendars/connecticut-state-department-of-education-sde-events-calendar


    The half-day workshop explores the fundamentals of the Quantile Framework for Mathematics. This workshop provides an overview of how to use Quantile measures in schools and classrooms to successfully manage mathematics instructional programs and resources. We explore the fundamentals of the Quantile Framework for Mathematics and how to use Quantile measures in the classroom. It also includes an overview of the tools found in the Hub at https://hub.lexile.com/ (best in Google Chrome).

  • 09/16/2019 7:59 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The State Department of Education recently posted a new professional development series:

    Principal Workshop Series: A Focus on Mathematics

            Shifting Math Instruction – Rigor in the Classroom

            Math Practice Standards – Classroom Evidence

            Instructional Coaching – Making the Most Out of Math Coaches


  • 09/16/2019 7:53 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    This year, the Commissioner's Summer Math Challenge: A Journey Through Mathematics had over 23,000 students participating.  The Connecticut State Department of Education would like to recognize those schools that were top participators. As a result, they are asking all schools to have a designee compile the summer math logs and complete the School Reporting Form: https://sdect.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_ey5HArhVG5MqurP by September 30, 2019.  The reporting form is similar to the Governor's Summer Reading reporting which schools have been doing for quite some time.  A recognition ceremony is currently planned for early November.

  • 07/29/2019 10:10 AM | Anonymous


    Summer Institutes

    Math

    Teaching and Learning with Illustrative Math: 6-8 Math Curriculum

    Participants will engage in hands-on activities that deepen their understanding of the five practices framework and illustrate the importance of norms and routines. Attendees will then learn how these practices can be applied to support teacher planning, foster student discussions, and build mathematical understandings.

    Date: 8/5, 8/6

    Time: 8:30 - 3:00

    Price: $450

    Register

    Interactive Student Notebooks

    Interactive Notebooks are a great way to differentiate your classroom instruction and get your students more engaged in the learning process. In this workshop participants will discuss the difficulties they face with note-taking strategies and how an Interactive Notebook could be used to help hold students more accountable for their learning.

    Date: 8/7

    Time: 9:00 – 12:00

    Price: $75

    Register

    Elementary Math Workshop Series: First Steps

    This year-long half-day professional development series will provide participants with the opportunity to implement a math workshop in their elementary classroom. We will address different structures, routines and rituals used to initiate and sustain a workshop classroom over the course of the school year.

    Date: 8/19, 10/23, 1/27, 3/30

    Time: 12:00 - 3:00

    Price: $300

    Register

    Implementing a Math Workshop Model in a Secondary Math Classroom

    Participants will learn how math centers/stations/rotations/workshops in the 5-8 math classroom can support the Connecticut Core content and process standards while meeting the needs of all learners. We will address different structures, routines, and rituals used to initiate and sustain this type of differentiated instruction.

    Date: 8/20

    Time: 8:30 - 11:30

    Price: $75

    Register

    Next Steps of a Math Workshop Model in a Secondary Math Classroom

    This half-day workshop offers current secondary teachers of Math Workshop in their 5-8 classrooms the opportunity to explore common areas of concerns during math workshop. We will explore organization, increasing the rigor of math stations, student accountability in workstations, and teacher-led small group instruction.

    Date: 8/20

    Time: 12:00 - 3:00

    Price: $75

    Register

    Coaching

    Beginning Coaches

    This full-day workshop will offer Instructional Coaches an opportunity to learn how to transition from working with students to coaching adults in a school setting. It will also provide an overview of Instructional Coaching theories, coaching models, and provide appropriate strategies for success.

    Date: 8/14

    Time: 9:00 - 3:00

    Price: $125


  • 06/19/2019 8:23 AM | Anonymous

    The Connecticut State Department of Education is excited to continue the tradition of supporting summer learning for Connecticut's students.  The Governor's Reading Challenge and The Commissioners Math Challenge provide a great opportunity for students to avoid summer learning loss. All of the information needed to participate in these challenges and a NEW promotional video can be accessed at https://portal.ct.gov/SDE/Academic-Office/Academic-Office-Home-Page/Summer-Learning

The ATOMIC Mission is to ensure that every Connecticut student receives world-class education in mathematics by providing vision, leadership and support to the K-16 mathematics community and by providing every teacher of mathematics the opportunity to grow professionally.

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