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The school year has begun for many of us and we are learning that “flexibility” is even more important this year. I’ve heard from several teachers and math coaches that their job description has changed or that they are not teaching what they thought they would be teaching.  I applaud you all and your dedication to the work that is ahead of us this year.  The students are fortunate to have dedicated teachers who are doing their best to provide positive, productive learning experiences in our new and challenging environment. 

Our math association, ATOMIM, met virtually this summer. We discussed how the association might best support teachers and our book study offering for this year.  We’ve selected The 5 Practices in Practice series by Peg Smith, Victoria Bill and Miriam Sherin as our book for this year.  The 5 Practices: anticipate, monitor, select, sequence, and connect come to life in this series which includes video experts and opportunities for the reader to reflect as they are reading.  The book is available for elementary, middle school, and high school which we hope will make it even more relevant. Becoming more familiar with the practices will help us be creative and thoughtful about our teaching practice.  The ATOMIM Board members are excited to join you in online discussions.  We will be having virtual “dine and discuss” sessions to support the book study and our learning together.  Information about this year’s book study can be found on the ATOMIM website.  Consider signing up for the ATOMIM Spring Virtual Conference now as a way to make sure that you get the benefit of the book study and the conference for $35.

Each school year is different and I know this year will prove to be different in more ways than one.  ATOMIM is your math association and we are here to support you. Reach out to your Regional Representative (see the ATOMIM website) to learn more about the book study and how you might get involved with ATOMIM.  

Jenny Jorgensen

ATOMIM President 2019-2021

Book Study and Virtual Spring Conference Registration is now LIVE! 

Registration for the ATOMIM Book Study and Virtual Spring Conference for 2020-2021 is LIVE! 

We are excited to share with our members that ATOMIM will be offering a book study this year, reading: 5 Practices in Practice by Peg Smith, Victoria Bill, and Miriam Sherin. The book study will be offered virtually with three zoom sessions (Oct. 1, Oct 29, and Dec. 3) throughout the fall. Writing prompts and discussions will be available on the ATOMIM website. This is an opportunity to participate in professional reading and discussion with other math colleagues! Cost: $10 for the Book Study OR $35 for the virtual Spring Conference and the book study. 

The book may be purchased through using the code DNDME20 for a 20% discount.

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Upcoming & Ongoing Events

01 Sep 2020 • Monthly Virtual Meetings ~ Online Discussions
01 Sep 2020 • Virtual Conference
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