CIES Wednesday Envelope

for Elementary Staff--January 13, 2015

In This Issue:

  • Math Frameworks
  • Local Literacy Site Newly Updated
  • Reminder: Math Foundation Training
  • Link to Download the MN Academic Standards App
  • List of Approved Apps on the CIES Website

Minnesota STEM Teacher Center Math and Science Frameworks

SciMathMN partnered with the Minnesota Department of Education to develop Frameworks for the delivery of Minnesota's mathematics and science standards, as well as the MN STEM Resource Teacher Center.


These Frameworks allow you to dive deep into the MN Standards at your grade level. You will find an overview, common misconceptions students may have, vignettes from classrooms, resources for instruction, assessment examples, and ideas for differentiation.


View the Frameworks


Interested in spending some time exploring the Frameworks? Look for a session offered on the February 1st System Staff Development day.

Local Literacy Site Newly Updated

Balanced Literacy Rubrics are now easier to find and can be located on their own page on the Local Literacy Site.

Reminder: Math Foundations Intervention Training

Optional Training for Grades 2-5 Teachers and ESPs on Math Foundations Intervention Kits


Thursday, January 21st from 4:00-5:00pm at the ESC


Friday, January 22nd from 7:30-8:30am at the ESC


Participants will be time-carded for hours outside of their regular work day. Please register in Keep Certified.

Link to Download the MN Academic Standards App

Download this app for easy, convenient access to grade level standards. Follow this link to the iTunes store when on your iPad or search for "MN Academic Standards" in the App Store.

List of Approved Apps on the CIES Website

Wondering which apps are approved for Self Service? You can find this list on the CIES webpage under Digital Learning. Read the complete list here.


Not finding an app you need? This is also where you can request an app you would like in Self Service.

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