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  • 01 Dec 2012 4:35 PM
    Message # 1150285
    Anonymous member (Administrator)
    Welcome to our first online book study. While you wait anxiously for that book to arrive,  take a moment to introduce yourself to the group.
        Where do you work?
        What education level or group do you work with?
        What is your greatest hope for this book study?
        What is your biggest fear about this book study?

  • 04 Dec 2012 8:56 PM
    Reply # 1152595 on 1150285
    Deleted user
    Hello everyone!  I work at University of New England teaching K-8 mathematics methods, K-8 science methods, and School Law.  Our Teacher Certification program is small so I have to cover several areas.  It keeps me very busy. 

    What I am hoping to get out of the book study is how to enable my pre-service teachers to be instruments of change in mathematics education when they become teachers. 

    What I am most anxious about is merely keeping up with you all. This spring I am using different  textbooks in several of my classes and that always translates to more time needed in prepping for classes.  I also am on several committees and will be attending several conferences in which I am presenting papers.  It is going to be jam-packed semester and I am not sure there will be sufficient hours in the day.

    Even still looking forward to learning from the book and from all of you!

  • 04 Dec 2012 9:42 PM
    Reply # 1152612 on 1150285
    I work at Warsaw Middle School in Pittsfield Maine.  I am the Math Interventionist for grades 5 and 6.  I also teach a support math group in Grade 7 and the Algebra class to eligible 7th and 8th graders.  I am hoping to connect with other math teachers and to learn anything new that will help me to help my students, especially those that struggle with math. I fear that I will not have enough time to spend on this project but I have a plan...I just need to stick to it!

  • 04 Dec 2012 9:51 PM
    Reply # 1152613 on 1150285

    Hello everyone,

    I teach various levels of math from basic math through algebra to adults at Portland Adult Education.  My student's ages range from 17 to 70 with a majority of my students 20 to 30 years old.  We have a huge immigrant population from all over the world. Some have very little math education to others who have degrees in mathematics from their country.  What I hope to get out of this book group is more knowledge about the Common Core and how to implement the changes into my classroom.  The feds have yet to decide how adult education fits into the Common Core but the new GED 2014 is using Common Core as the focus as it changes the test. I really have no fears other than being able to keep up with the discussion posts. I am looking forward to hearing from others and am so glad that ATOMIM has offered this forum.

  • 05 Dec 2012 6:25 AM
    Reply # 1152800 on 1150285
    Hello Everyone~
    I teach grades 5 & 6 Mathematics at Fort Street Elementary School in Mars Hill...(Northern Maine).  I am always excited to hear the opinions of other math professionals and learn of ways to help my students achieve math success.  
    Thank you ATOMIM for this opportunity!!!

  • 05 Dec 2012 7:41 AM
    Reply # 1152840 on 1150285
    Deleted user
    I teach math at Oxford Hills Comprehensive High School in South Paris, Maine. My classes primarily consist of 10th and 11th grade students in Trigonometry and Geometry. 

    I am very excited to be working in this book study because I really hope to gain some insight into how to implement the Common Core with our students. I am the department leader for the math department at our school and will be leading our teachers through the implementation. I have spent a good amount of time reading them and could also use some help ensuring my interpretation of each is accurate to their intention.

    My biggest fear about the book study is that I will not get any concrete application strategies for implementation specific to high school curriculum.

    I look forward to working with each of you after the holidays!
    Torrey Poland
  • 05 Dec 2012 8:20 AM
    Reply # 1152859 on 1150285
    Ruth Wilson
    Hello everyone!  I teach 6th grade at Oxford Elementary School and teach all subjects excluding art/music/PE and I also coach the 5th and 6th grade math teams.

    I am looking forward to joining discussions about math practices and meeting other educators who are passionate about math.  I am always looking for ways to improve my math instruction.  I figure the more strategies in my toolbox, the better I am able to meet my students where they are at, fill the gaps and push  them forward. I was fortunate to spend the last two years working with the Cheryl Tobey at EDC on formative assessment in math.

    My biggest concern is being timely, keeping up with my reading and contributing to discussions in a positive manner.
  • 05 Dec 2012 8:48 AM
    Reply # 1152870 on 1150285
    Maggie Griswold
    Hi all,
    I teach math education at University of Maine @ Farmington. For 4 years I taught undergraduates math methods including a 7-week field experience. Susan Hillman, I look forward to hearing your views.

    Currently, I am teaching a new 4-graduate course, math series for mathematics leaders. These are blended courses. 

    I am also interested in joining other math educators to discuss common core, math content knowledge and math pedagogical knowledge.

    Can't wait to begin.
  • 05 Dec 2012 8:53 AM
    Reply # 1152872 on 1150285
    Deleted user
         Hello all, my name is Reg Ruhlin, and I teach math at Brewer High School.  I am also the math curriculum leader for grades 6 - 12, a new position that just started this year.
    Brewer HS has just started a 9th grade team model, along with co-teaching and algebra support for the struggling students.  I am one of two math teachers on the ninth grade team and also co-teach two sections of Alg 1 with a special ed teacher.

    One of my main jobs this year as the curriculum leader is to oversee and facilitate the implementation of the Common Core Standards.  My biggest hope is to gain better working knowledge of the standards, especially at lower grades so that I can lead a successful implementation at the high school.

    My biggest fear is finding the time!  It's been a busy year so far! But I'm looking forward to participating in this model of learning.
  • 05 Dec 2012 10:00 AM
    Reply # 1152917 on 1150285
    Greetings! My name is Robyn Graziano. I have been a  grade 9-12 math teacher at Maranacook Community High School in Readfield for twelve years. I teach all levels of math from Core Algebra to AP Calculus. I am always excited to learn new techniques of teaching math especially to struggling students. I am always humbled when I learn a new method which seems very difficult to me, but turns out to be very straightforward to a struggling student. My biggest fear is keeping up. Time, I'm sure, is a huge factor for everyone.
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