• 11 Jan 2013 8:40 AM
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    Maureen Brown
    Good morning - I work at Gray/New Gloucester Middle School (SAD 15) and do remedial, "rti" type stuff with our students. I also research materials, methods and activities for the teachers. Our middle school is "standards based" or "proficiency based" and we do our grades through "Educate"...no more percent reports from us! 
  • 11 Jan 2013 11:05 AM
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    Nancy Johnson

    Hi everyone,

    I feel very fortunate to be part of this group.  I am hoping to get new ideas to assist other teachers as well as myself in adopting the common core.  I am the math department head for grades 7 - 12 in Hopedale, Massachusetts and also serve on the ATMIM board.  Like all of you, having the time to devote to a book group is challenging, but I am really looking forward to this experience.

  • 11 Jan 2013 11:06 AM
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    Jennifer Wells
    Good morning! I am a 7th and 8th grade math teacher at Oxford Hills Middle School (SAD 17) in South Paris, ME. I am looking forward to learning more about the CCSS and learning from others.
  • 11 Jan 2013 12:08 PM
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    Deleted user
    I currently teach grade 4 in Caribou.  I have been teaching mathematics for many years and I am finally feeling like I have a better handle on how kids learn math and how best to teach them.  We are dabbling with Mass Customized Learning at our grade level.  Our students are loving the change.

    I am hoping to engage in some great conversation about math and learn some new teaching strategies. 

  • 11 Jan 2013 3:33 PM
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    I am Kathy Elkins, Curriculum Director for Oxford Hills School District.  Currently, we are involved in a K-12 pilot of the math CCSS.  We are focusing on the 3 shifts of the core: focus, coherency, and rigor with an emphasis on teaching to conceptional understanding and the 8 math practices.

    I want to learn how I can best help our teachers fully implement the CCSS.  I am very pleased to have 8 of our teaching staff participating in this book study.  I also look forward to working with my friends from Wells and Augusta (Wayne Dorr).

    This is an exciting opportunity.

    Kathy Elkins

  • 11 Jan 2013 6:25 PM
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    Suzanne Day

    After being an elementary principal for eight years, I am now in my first year as the Curriculum Coordinator in SAD 55.  SAD 55 is located in western Maine on the New Hampshire border encompassing the towns of Baldwin, Cornish, Hiram, Parsonsfield, and Porter. 

    I am very enthusiastic about the opportunities that this book study will provide and I am only worried about having time to take complete advantage of all of the expertise of the members of this group.
  • 13 Jan 2013 8:50 AM
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    Tina Meserve
    Hello, I am the Assistant Superintendent for RSU 16 (Poland, Minot, Mechanic Falls). I am looking forward to discussing the CCSS for mathematics and how these new standards will change how we teach and assess math in the next few years. My educational background is in literacy so a few years ago I set a goal to improve my knowledge in math. I am excited to learn from all the math experts in this discussion group! My biggest fear is that I won't have enough content knowledge to grasp all the issues raised by the group - but I'll do my best and ask clarifying questions if I need to.
  • 13 Jan 2013 6:41 PM
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    Amy Hediger
    Greetings!  My name is Amy Hediger.  I teach 7th grade at Whittier Middle School in Poland (RSU 16).  I have been fortunate to be in our district for 13 years teaching a variety of grade levels.  I have taught grades 3 - 7, so it is a unique perspective to have on students mathematical career in RSU 16.  The current group of 7th graders I have, I taught while they were in 3rd and 4th grade.
      My 7th grade math teaching partner and I are common core geeks!  We were given this cool flip book and we constantly consult to see how the Connected Math program aligns with the CC.
       I am looking forward to working with you.
  • 13 Jan 2013 7:41 PM
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    Paula Giles
    Hi to Everyone,
    My name is Paula Giles and I teach Math grades 5-8 at Easton Elementary and Easton Jr./Sr. High.  I am the lone teacher of mathematics in these grades.  I am always eager to learn from fellow Math teachers.  I currently lead a PLC in Northern Maine out of UMPI.  I look forward to what this book has to offer in regards to the Common Core and where to go from here in order to have the ability to teach it effectively.

  • 14 Jan 2013 8:43 PM
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    Sarah Caban
    Hi everyone
    I am a K-5 Math instructional coach  in RSU 38 - Maranacook School District.  This is my second year in this position and I really love it.  I am working on my masters of education in math through Lesley University and, while it is a lot of work, I am learning so much.  I find that the more I increase my own content knowledge, the more intuitively I can teach.  Before I became a math coach, I taught 4th grade for 4 years and, before that, I taught for 6 years in a one room school on Monhegan Island.  I am really looking forward to discussing Sensible Mathematics.  I am worried that I won't be able to engage in dialogue with folks about the book.  So far, I can't figure out how to respond to an individual post.  
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