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  • 20 Aug 2017 6:38 AM | Anonymous

    The NCTM/NCSM Teacher-Leader Professional Learning Grant will cover up to $4,000 of professional development costs for your district. 

    The PD must be centered around either "Formative Assessment, Digital Learning or Access-Equity-Empowerment. Costs may include consultant honoraria (no gifts) and expenses, materials, books, and substitute time. While this grant does not fund the purchase of technology, proposals including professional learning involving the use of technology are encouraged. Proposals must address the following: need (include data), mathematics content, scope of the plan, other sources of funding, number of teachers and students impacted, distribution of costs, private, suburban, urban or rural-isolation context, and demographics of student body." 

    Due Oct. 13, 2017. Follow the link on https://atomim.wildapricot.org for more information. 

  • 13 Aug 2017 7:05 PM | Anonymous



    Registration for ATMNE Fall Conference 2017 is open! 


    I can't wait to hear the following keynote speakers: 


    Steve Leinwand "has served on the NCTM Board of Directors and has been President of the National Council of Supervisors of Mathematics. Steve is also an author of several mathematics textbooks and has written numerous articles. His books, Sensible Mathematics: A Guide for School Leaders and Accessible Mathematics: 10 Instructional Shifts That Raise Student Achievement were published by Heinemann in 2012 and 2009 respectively. In April of 2015, Steve was honored to receive the National Council of Supervisors of Mathematics Ross Taylor/Glenn Gilbert National Mathematics Education Leadership Award." 


    Eric Milou "has extensive speaking experience on standards based reform in mathematics. He is one of the authors of digits, Pearson all digital middle school textbook and was the recipient of the Max Sobel Outstanding Mathematics Educator Award in 2009." 


    Grace Kelemanik "is a former urban school teacher and a project director for the Education Development Center. Grace is the co-founder of Fostering Math Practices, and a coauthor of the books Routines for Reasoning and The Fostering Geometric ThinkingTooklkit."


    Tracy Zager "is the author of Becoming the Math Teacher You Wish You'd Had: Ideas and Strategies from Vibrant Classrooms (Stenhouse, 2017), which grew out of Tracy's work with her colleagues as a math coach, and before that with pre-service teachers and their in-service mentors. Tracy is most in her element in classrooms, learning together with teachers and students over time. She currently splits her time between coaching and editing professional development books for teachers." 

    (All excerpts taken from the ATMNE Common Sense Mathematics Conference website.) 


    Best Western Royal Hotel and Trade Center in Marlborough, MA will host this conference on Nov. 2 and 3, 2017. For more information check out the conference website. Save with an early bird registration


    Hope I see you there!

  • 13 Aug 2017 6:04 PM | Anonymous

    2017-2018  Here we come! Ready to take on the challenge of a new school year? Looking for some fresh ideas? Check out these blogs for some new inspiration. 


    Blogs that Might Inspire You


    Here are a list of blogs that present current ideas in Math. Of course these are the opinions of individuals, therefore we do not take responsibility as an association for what the links might contain.


    Tracy Zager  

    Becoming the Math Teach You Wish You Had

    Christopher Danielson 

    Overthinking My Teaching

    Dan Meyer 

    Great Maths Teaching Ideas

    Sarah Caban 

    Math on the Edge

    Heidi Fessenden

    Too Teeter and Too Totter

    Sara VanDerWerf

    Pam Rawson

    rawsonmath/Think!

    Michael Pershan

    Teaching with Problems

    Fawn Nguyen

    Finding Ways

    NCTM Blog

    Joanna Burt-Kinderman

    Problematizing Math Teaching

    Corwin-Connect


  • 22 Dec 2016 8:28 AM | Anonymous

    ATOMIM will be hosting our Spring Conference on Saturday March 4th, 2017 at Point Lookout in Northport, Maine. 

    We are currently seeking presenters for sessions at the 2017 Spring Conference and Annual Meeting. The success of the Conference depends largely on educators who are willing to share teaching ideas. A variety of workshops is encouraged. We will have 3 sets of 55 minute sessions this year. Sessions are appropriate for sharing information and brief hands-on opportunities. All quality proposals will be considered. We are committed to giving our attendees quality choices across all grade levels. If you would like to be considered as a presenter, please complete this form by February 1, 2017.



  • 19 Jun 2016 7:51 PM | Anonymous

    Volunteer Registry

     

    The Maine Department of Education anticipates needing to form ad hoc committees over the next year to complete a variety of necessary work.  Some work relates to our accountability system.  Other work may focus on standards and proficiency.  Serving on a state level committee, whether for a day or several days, is a meaningful professional learning opportunity and demonstrates systemic thinking.

     

    In order to be ready to reach out to qualified practitioners, Maine DOE has opened up a volunteer registry for Mathematics and English Language Arts/Literacy.  Teachers and administrators with content expertise are invited to register through a Survey Monkey and be entered into a database for use as needed throughout the next year.  Remember, you can always refuse when called.  Registering for consideration is not a guarantee that you will be selected. 

     

    Please consider taking a minute to compete the registry today.  Your participation is needed and appreciated. 

     

    If you have questions about this registry, you may contact ELA Specialist morgan.dunton@maine.gov, Literacy Specialist l Leeann.Larsen@maine.gov , Elementary Mathematics SpecialistCheryl.Tobey@maine.gov, and MS/HS Mathematics Specialist Michele.R.Mailhot@maine.gov .

     


  • 25 May 2016 8:34 PM | Anonymous

    Jo Boaler presents the value in believing in yourself, your children and the struggle in Mathematics (Maths). This 13 minute video is worth watching. Jo shows us the brain research, the creativity, the possibilities, and the fun in Math.

  • 01 May 2016 5:54 PM | Anonymous

    As promised at the Spring Conference, our ATOMIM GIFT Program is up and running!  We look forward to hearing about your innovative idea, and supporting you financially to make it become a reality. 

    ATOMIM GIFT Program

  • 16 Dec 2015 5:40 AM | Anonymous

    Our Region 3 Representative, Marielle Edgecomb, was recently featured in an article supporting a learning environment where students are given choices to meet individual needs so that the attention can be on the learning. Check it out for yourself!



  • 21 Nov 2015 6:06 AM | Anonymous

    Congratulations to Maine's recently announced PAEMST for Middle and High School Mathematics. He currently teaches ninth through 12th graders at Camden Hills Regional High School. We are grateful to William O'Brien for making Maine his home to practice the art and science of teaching. 

    "He has been called the 'pied piper of mathematics' for his ability to encourage large numbers of students to extend themselves mathematically. Whether shepherding 45 eager “mathletes” on the math team, or convincing an art student to take AP Calculus, he makes mathematics accessible, yet challenging. After school, his classroom is often filled with students working and discussing math -- even on a Friday afternoon!" 

  • 03 Nov 2015 9:50 PM | Anonymous

    As an elementary teacher, I just found out about Seesaw. This is an app for iPads where students can take a picture of their work and draw, write, explain or videotape to show their process or justify their thinking. It organizes the work in a folder for each student, and by date uploaded. I can invite parents' to have access to uploaded items in real time. We are recording our work in all subject areas, including Math journal pages. It would be just as useful in Middle School, or High School to improve home/school communication, and organize student work for reviewing at conferences. Papers can't get lost on the way home, and it is secure, so that parents will only see their own child's work. 


    If you are interested, I suggest you explore this app. I'm so excited that I won't need to spend money on binders, time on organizing, or muscles on carrying everything home to do report cards. Saving time, money and working smarter is on all of our lists. 

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