Community Learning Network 6

Spotlight on Mathematics & Science, May 2016

YOU ARE APPRECIATED!

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End of Year Reflection

May is here, which means many people are winding down this school year and reflecting on changes for next year. Need some inspiration for reflection?


MATH MESSAGES

Recommended Math Resources

Earlier in the school year, principals and lead teachers in CLN 6 were introduced to the following unpacked standards tool. If you are looking for a one-stop guide for teaching, planning, assessing, collaborating, and designing powerful mathematics lessons, this tool is for you.


It clearly lays out:


  • The mathematics embedded in each standard for a deeper understanding of the content
  • Examples of what effective teaching and learning look like in the classroom
  • Standards connections within each domain so teachers can better appreciate how they relate
  • Priorities within clusters so teachers know where to focus their time
  • The three components of rigor: conceptual understanding, procedural skills, and applications
  • Vocabulary and suggested materials for each grade-level band with explicit connections to the standards
  • Common student misconceptions around key mathematical ideas with ways to address them


Click on the links below for more information.

NCTM Eastern Shore Mini-Conference

Saturday, May 14th, 8:30am-12pm

Eastern Shore Higher Education Center, Queenstown, MD, United States

Queenstown, MD

To register please contact:

jbrizendine@gmail.com

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SY 2015-2016 Math Pacing Snapshot

All Unit & Topic assessments should be administered on the last date in each Unit or Topic window.

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SCIENCE SCOOP

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Web 2.0 Assessment Tools

Socrative

Socrative empowers you to engage and assess your students as learning happens. Through the use of real-time questioning, result aggregation, and visualization, you have instant insight into levels of understanding so you can use class time to better collaborate and grow as a community of learners.

Kahoot!

Create a fun learning game in minutes (we call these ‘kahoots’), made from a series of multiple choice questions. Add videos, images and diagrams to your questions to amplify engagement!

  • Fun learning games created in minutes or chose from millions ready to play or adapt.
  • Works on any device with an Internet connection.
  • Zero setup time, no player accounts required and one-click gameplay.
  • Connect and play in realtime with others in 180+ countries.
  • Fosters social learning and deepens pedagogical impact.
  • It’s free to create and play – and always will be!

Click here for more information. A PDF with that information can be obtained through this link.

MSDE PD OPPORTUNITIES

SUMMER ONLINE COURSES

Summer online courses are now open for registration! Registration will run until May 25th. Please share the attached catalog with your contacts.


To register: https://msde.gosignmeup.com

Summer of EdCamps!

For more information CLICK HERE!
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Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions or concerns!