• 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: 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


    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


    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


    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


    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


    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



    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

  • 06/04/2019 12:07 PM | Anonymous

    Illustrative Math Grades 6-8

    Unit Overviews & Virtual Coaching

    Illustrative Math Unit Overviews: $450 per participant per grade level.

    Illustrative Math Unit Overviews & Virtual Coaching: $750 per participant per grade level.


    Illustrative Mathematics is a problem-based core mathematics curriculum that develops students' mathematical thinking skills through questioning, discussion, and real-world contexts and connections.

    Unit overviews help teachers structure their lessons so that the progression of the big mathematical idea in the unit is coherent. We will discuss how teachers can incorporate instructional decisions such as effective questioning, pacing, formative assessment, and differentiation. Illustrative Math unit overviews consist of eight 2-hour virtual unit overviews per grade level.

    Grade 6

    Time: 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM

    Unit 1: 9/5/19

    Unit 2: 10/13/19

    Unit 3: 10/31/19

    Unit 4: 12/2/19

    Unit 5: 1/23/20

    Unit 6: 3/5/20

    Unit 7: 4/2/20

    Unit 8: 5/7/20


    Grade 7

    Time: 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

    Unit 1: 9/5/19

    Unit 2: 10/3/19

    Unit 3: 10/31/19

    Unit 4: 12/2/19

    Unit 5: 1/23/20

    Unit 6: 3/5/20

    Unit 7: 4/2/20

    Unit 8: 5/7/20


    Grade 8

    Time: 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM

    Unit 1: 9/6/19

    Unit 2: 10/4/19

    Unit 3: 11/1/19

    Unit 4: 12/3/19

    Unit 5: 1/24/20

    Unit 6: 3/6/20

    Unit 7: 4/3/20

    Unit 8: 5/8/20


    Virtual Coaching

    Adding on the option of virtual coaching will give each participant access to three virtual coaching sessions with a Certified IM Facilitator. The virtual coaching sessions will be focused on the instructional routines that are embedded in the IM curriculum, and will contain the following phases:

    Phase 1: Coach holds a 30-minute virtual conference with the participant to discuss an instructional focus.

    Phase 2: Participant records a focused “snapshot” lesson segment and uploads video to the private, secure virtual coaching platform.

    Phase 3: Participant views video and reflects, while coach views and provides personalized feedback.

    In-district coaching or support is also available. Please contact Lindsey Ramos at for further information. For assistance with registration, contact Deborah Van Wyngaarden at or 860-509-3687.

  • 05/31/2019 10:42 AM | Anonymous

    NCTM 2019 Regional Conference & Exposition


    Hynes Convention Center | Boston, MA  
    September 25–27

    Math. Education. Community.

    Whether you're a PK to Grade 12 classroom teacher, math coach, administrator, math teacher educator, preservice teacher, or math specialist, this is your opportunity to access superior math resources.

    • CONNECT face-to-face with leaders, visionaries, and colleagues in the math education field
    • LEARN about the latest resources, innovative ideas, and classroom best practicesfrom recognized influencers
    • SHARE knowledge and have in-depth discussions with like-minded peers
    • EXPERIENCE the newest tools and products in the Exhibit Hall


    Featured presentations include:

    • ERICA JORDAN-THOMAS on Creating Equity in Education Ecosystems (Opening Keynote)
    • TRACY ZAGER on Lost in Translation: From Writers' Workshop to Leveled Math Groups
    • HAROLD ASTURIAS on Linking Language and Learning in Mathematics
    • FRANCIS SU on Mathematics for Human Flourishing

    Return home with information and insights you can share with colleagues to help drive student success in your classroom and school.


    Download the Boston brochure to learn more.




    Save on registration with the Early-Bird Rate!

  • 05/31/2019 10:42 AM | Anonymous

    The videos, slide deck and activities from the three part Principal's Workshop Series: A Focus on Mathematics have been posted at  

  • 05/14/2019 2:30 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Registration is open for the VCTM Conference to be held on October 4, 2019.  It will be held at Castleton University, and the theme is "Math is STEMsational."  See this flyer for more information. 

  • 05/14/2019 11:45 AM | Anonymous

    The Latest from Aligned

    Explore our latest blog posts below, and join us on June 5 at 7 p.m. ET for a special webinar highlighting the work of some of our most popular authors!

    Kids Gift Us with Their Time

    Increase Achievement, Motivation, and Connection with Students Through Classroom Games

    Yarn Number Line: A Lever to Develop Fraction Understanding

    A routine for developing conceptual understanding of fractions

    Connecting the Dots

    Making a Match Between Assessment Texts and Materials in ELA

    Student Closing Statements

    Use this routine to check for understanding and identify misconceptions

    Visit the Aligned Blog for More

  • 04/26/2019 8:39 AM | Anonymous

    TI Summer Workshops! 

    Please see the attached flyer or use the hyperlinks below to get more information! 

    June 20-21:  T3 Summer Professional Development Summit in Baltimore, MD:

    June 25-27:  T3 Summer Workshops in Worcester, MA:

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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