Oakland Schools Mathematics Updates
Greetings from the Oakland Schools Mathematics Team.
Upcoming Conferences and Professional Learning
Mathematics Leadership Team
Our first Mathematics Leadership Team meeting of the 2015-16 school year will be September 16th, 8:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. Each district's Teaching and Learning Council (TLC) member will be asked to designate up to two representatives to participate in quarterly meetings. If you are interested in representing your district, please notify the central office administrator who participates in TLC.
New Format for meetings
- A.M. - updates and work related to LAC-O goals
- P.M. - collaborative learning and networking
Advanced Placement Summer Institute
Are you or any of your colleagues looking for training with an endorsed AP Consultant this summer?
We are excited to introduce the new AP Summer Institute at Novi HS. Endorsed by the College Board, the Novi AP Summer Institute offers seven courses from Aug 3rd to the 6th:
- AP Biology
- AP Calculus AB
- AP Chemistry
- AP English Language & Composition
- AP English Literature & Composition
- AP European History
- AP United States History
Registration is easy on the following website:
Elements of Success: Implementing CMP3 with Yvonne Grant
June 30th, 2015
8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Yvonne Grant is an experienced middle school teacher and professional development coordinator. She has assisted school districts around the country with systemic initiatives implementing Standards-based instructional materials. On June 30th, 2015, she will join teachers and leaders in exploring ways to establish a productive learning environment and motivate rich mathematical discussions that promote learning for all students.
Ongoing learning will focus on:
June 22nd Integration – The Early Years, Megan Schrauben, MDE consultant
July 6th Formative Assessment in the Early Grades: What Does It Look Like? Rashell Bowerman, MDE consultant, Vic Bugni, MDE consultant
July 20th Library Resources to Support Early Literacy and Mathematics, Karren Reish, Library of MI, Lynn Gordon, Clarkston Community Schools, Deb Biggs-Thomas, Library of MI
For more information please visit: http://www.michigan.gov/mde/0,4615,7-140-28753_65803-346333--,00.html
Statistics Content Institute
8:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
$70 in county
Out of county fee: $90
This series, intended for middle school general education and special education teachers, is designed to deepen teachers’ understanding of the development of statistics across grades 6-8. Teachers will actively engage in mathematical tasks that highlight shifts in understanding as represented in the CCSS, including the Standards for Mathematical Practice. Attention will be given to formative assessment strategies that teachers can use as they incorporate tasks similar to these in their classrooms.
Opportunities for Students and their Families
Ten Marks Summer Math Program
TenMarks, an Amazon company, is on a mission to reverse summer learning loss in math for students finishing grades 1 - Algebra 2. For summer 2015, TenMarks is offering its summer program for free. For more information
For more information: bedtimemath.org
Michigan Department of Eduction Update: Focus on Assessment
Last week, MDE announced their intent to provide Spring PSAT testing for ninth and tenth grade students beginning in 2015-16. The Oakland Schools Assessment team has been working with OCREAC and the Teaching and Learning Council to help facilitate a smooth transition to PSAT and SAT.
For more information: MDE’s Spotlight on Assessment and Accountability Newsletter.