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  • 22 May 2013 1:16 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Monday, July 29, 2013 through Wednesday, July 31, 2013

    9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

    Weaving The Mathematical Practices Throughout the K-12 Curriculum

    Join us for an engaging three-day summer institute focusing on the eight Mathematical Practices and what they look like in the classroom. We are excited to have some of the region’s most influential mathematics educators actively engage us in classroom activities that embody the mathematical practices from Common Core State Standards for Mathematics (CCSSM).

    Choose from sessions designed specifically for:

    • The Elementary School Classroom (K-5), with a focus on fractions as numbers.
    • The Middle School Classroom (6-8), with a focus on ratios, measurement, and geometry.
    • The High School Classroom (9-12), with a focus on problem solving using algebra, geometry, and trigonometry.

    Opening Keynote Address by Dr. Anne M. Collins, Director of Mathematics Program, Lesley University

    Lesley University, Porter Campus (directions)
    Amphitheatre, 2nd Floor 
    1815 Massachusetts Avenue
    Cambridge, MA 02138

    Register for the event!

    For more information:  mathachievement@lesley.edu, or 617.349.8311

    Registration Required

    Cost: $350 (includes light breakfast and lunch each day). One day: $120, two days, $240. Early bird special: register before June 15th and pay only $300 for the three day institute.

    CEU Credits: Certificates of completion provided, with hours of attendance.

  • 10 May 2013 1:52 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The Publishers' Criteria in ELA / Literacy and Mathematics supports faithful implementation of the Common Core State Standards by providing criteria for aligned materials.

    http://achievethecore.org/leadership-tools-common-core/aligning-materials/publishers-criteria

  • 28 Apr 2013 8:16 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    Smarter Balanced issues an electronic newsletter every couple of months. You can view it online (click here) and sign up to receive your own copies. In this issue you'll find information about the progress of the Scientific Pilot Test, the development of the Digital Library,  and the Practice Test coming up at the end of May.
  • 07 Apr 2013 11:00 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    Congratulations to this years' recipient of the Jackie Mitchell Mathematics Educator Award.  The award was presented at Friday's ATOMIM Annual Conference to honor Marilyn and her many years of devoted service to the mathematics teachers of Maine.
  • 07 Apr 2013 10:43 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    ATMNE Conference - Getting to the Core/Problem Solving, Common Core, STEM, Technology, Differentiation
    October 24 and 25, 2013 at Killington, Vermont

    ATMNE is accepting proposals to present at our Annual Conference October 24 and 25, 2013 in Killington, VT.
    Presentations will be conducted in both Session (60 minute) and Workshop (90 minute) format. Proposals can be submitted electronically or by printing and mailing in the form available at the conference website www.atmne2013.com. ALL PROPOSALS MUST BE RECEIVED BY May 20, 2013

    The Lead presenter for each session will receive complimentary conference registration, but will be responsible for paying for food. All contact will go through the lead presenter who is responsible for getting pertinent information to any co-speakers. Co-speakers will be required to pay for their own conference expenses.
  • 07 Jan 2013 1:58 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    What exciting ways are you inspiring and engaging middle and high school students in science, technology, engineering or mathematics?  Would you like to share your expertise and experiences with fellow STEM educators?  The Maine School of Science and Mathematics (MSSM) is currently seeking presenters for our 2013 Educators' Camp. We invite you to share your knowledge and expertise with other STEM and interdisciplinary educators (grades 6-12) this summer.

     

    Presenters will teach a week-long, immersive course to fellow STEM educators.  Courses might focus on a technique, activity or resource that you've used successfully in a STEM classroom or after-school program. We’re looking for technology, physics, chemistry, biology, middle school science, high school math, middle school math, engineering, robotics, STEM literacy, and interdisciplinary course proposals. We will review each application and proposal and contact everyone who applies.  We will be selecting approx. 20 course proposals for the 2013 Collaborative.

     

    In addition, we will provide an $825.00 stipend and free room and board for all presenters whose courses are selected.  If you wish to co-teach a course, the stipend will be divided among co-presenters; each presenter should submit a separate application with the same course outline. Presenters will teach their course twice each day over the five-day week.  Each class meets 2 hours each day, for a total of 10 hours per course. Presenters will have the opportunity to attend one week-long course and engage in the afternoon activities.  Employment begins Saturday, July 28, 2013 and ends Friday, August 2, 2013.

     

    To apply, please complete the presenter application (available on our website or by request) and provide the indicated supplemental materials. Applications are due by February 1, 2013. Please send all materials to MSSM Educators’ Camp, 95 High St., Limestone, ME 04750.

     

    If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at 207-325-3610 or email me at smithl@mssm.org.  More information about this opportunity can be found at www.mssm.org.  

     

    Warm regards,                          

    Lisa Smith

    Outreach/Camp Director

  • 21 Nov 2012 3:38 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    The following information comes from Dan Hupp, MDOE Director of Standards and Assessment:

    Maine is a founding member and governing state within the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium. SBAC is currently designing tests that will measure the Common Core State Standards in English Language Arts and Mathematicsundefinedstandards that were adopted by Maine DOE last year. Along with the other 24 states that comprise the consortium, Maine will be formally transitioning its federal accountability assessment program to SBAC in the 2014-15 school year for grades 3 -11.

    To ensure that all schools, educators and students across Maine have ample opportunities to learn about and participate in SBAC activities, a series of optional experiences have been (and will continue to be) created. One such opportunity, that of taking part in a pilot testing program, is explained below. If you and your school would like to participate in this activity, please follow the directions provided in the attached flyer. As other SBAC opportunities become available, the Department will announce their development widely.

    The recently redesigned SBAC website, www.smarterbalanced.org, contains a host of information regarding the partnership and has been engineered to be very user-friendly. For those visiting the site for the first time, you may want to visit the “Resources & Events” tab and click the FAQ section.

  • 04 Nov 2012 3:25 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    You are once again able to pay for events online using a credit card through our Paypal system. You don't need your own Paypal account to pay online. Just select the option to pay with your credit card.
  • 02 Nov 2012 10:18 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    The University of Maine has received a grant to study the effectiveness of immediate feedback on homework using the MLTI laptops. The grant will pay teachers for their time to learn how to provide feedback to their students at home and teachers do not need to change what they assign.

    ATOMIM Member Cathy Ladd-Cyrway, a 7th grade math teacher at Vassalboro Community School who started participation in the study in September 2012 said, “I like the fact that students get immediate feedback but more importantly I get analyzed feedback about the students."

    Here is how it works. Students will continue to do their homework from their textbook showing their work on paper but they will enter their homework answers onto an online site called ASSISTments using their MLTI laptops. ASSISTments is a free, online tool developed at Worcester Polytechnic Institute that offers immediate feedback to both students and teachers. Complete details about the study including how to apply can be found at this website.


    The study is for 7th grade math teachers only but the remainder of the teachers in the district regardless of discipline are invited use ASSISTments once their 7th grade teachers are part of this study. Please share this information with 7th grade math teachers in your district to help the University of Maine find out how to improve homework using the MLTI laptops. If you have any questions please contact Craig Mason at craig.mason@maine.edu.

    Shawn Towle, ATOMIM President
  • 01 Nov 2012 7:21 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    The NCTM Mathematics Education Trust (MET) has about 20 grant opportunities available for classroom teachers in grades K-12 or those who are studying to become teachers. Many of the grants have a November 9 deadline, although some have a May 3, 2013 deadline. For more information, visit the NCTM grants and awards website.
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