Highlights from NCTM and NCSM
Thank you to all the CMC members who attended, volunteered and presented at NCSM and NCTM April 11-16.
A special thank you to Gretchen Muller who served as our host affiliate liaison. She assisted NCTM to make sure our local, national and international colleagues had a wonderful learning opportunity and enjoyed some warm CMC hospitality!
About 70 people attended the California Breakfast at NCTM San Francisco. At the breakfast Jo Boaler was presented the The Walter Denham Memorial Award for her outstanding advocacy and work in mathematics education. Past President of NCTM, Skip Fennell, also addressed the group and engaged the group in conversation asking the question, "What's Next?" Thanks to all who attended the breakfast and those who made donations to the Student Activity Trust Fund.
Dr. Jo Boaler Receives the CMC Walter Denham Award
CMC presented the Walter Denham Award to Dr. Jo Boaler during the California Breakfast during NCTM. Dr. Boaler is a professor of Mathematics Education at Stanford University. She is nationally and internationally recognized for her work in educational research. She has made it her mission to make current mathematics education research accessible and relevant to teachers, parents, and students. You can access her latest research on the website, www.youcubed.org and see information about her latest online course later in this eblast.
CMC North and South Speaker Proposals Now Being Accepted
Proposals to speak at the Asilomar and Palm Springs Math Conferences are now being accepted. For more information, visit the CMC North Speaker page or the CMC South Speaker page. Deadline is May 1.
CUE Rock Star Math Edition
There is a convergence happening between math instruction and technology. Great tools like Google Sheets, Desmos, Bootstrap World and many many more available on the web are taking math off the worksheet and onto the web. This two-day math event is focused on changing how instruction is delivered in math to create a classroom workflow that moves well beyond algorithms and worksheets.
Led by classroom leaders who are directly involved in changing math instruction in their classrooms, attendees will be thrilled, entertained and inspired. The faculty for this event has world-class credentials: Fawn Nguyen, John Stevens, Matt Vaudrey, Ed Campos Jr and Michael Fenton are all Rock Star Math Instructors and will deliver rich sessions that are Common Core-Ready, digital, exciting and innovative.
Session titles include: Assessment for the Win, Math Talks and Problem Solving, Visual Patterns and Problem Solving, 360 Math Classrooms and much more!
The next CUE Rock Star Math event is in Los Gatos, CA on May 14-15, 2016.
Get all the info and register here: CUE.org/RSMath
More Rock Star Camps this Summer!
CUE Rock Star Camps for the Summer of 2016 open for registration March 19th - watch for them at CUE.org/RockStar and on Twitter at #CUERockStar
is time to nominate those individuals who might be recognized for their
contributions to mathematics education.
CMC has three awards:
George Polya Memorial Award may be conferred upon a teacher K-16, who
has been deemed as an outstanding teacher of mathematics over a sustained
period of time, has supported CMC activities, has been an active participant in
CMC, and has high visibility throughout the state of California.
Begle Memorial Award may be conferred on an educator who has, for a
sustained period of time, been supportive of CMC activities, has offered continual
encouragement, and has been actively involved in California mathematics.
Denham Memorial Award may be presented to a person who is recognized as an
advocate for mathematics education, not only at the local level, but also at
the broader state and national levels.
information about the nomination process, check the CMC-Math website under
Awards and Recognition. Nominations are
due May 1, 2016.
New Online Course from Jo Boaler
Jo Boaler’s online course, How To Learn Math for Teachers, is available this summer starting June 7, 2016. This is a newly recorded and updated version for 2016, with new videos and research. The course has been hugely popular among teachers, taken by over 60,000 people.
At the end of the course:
92% of teachers said they were very or extremely satisfied.
95% of teachers said they would change their teaching because of the course.
The course includes:
New brain and learning research.
Teaching strategies for increasing students’ math motivation and achievement
Interviews with thought leaders such as Carol Dweck & Sebastian Thrun.
Several classroom teaching videos to watch and consider with master teachers such as Cathy Humphreys.
Teaching strategies for increasing students’ number sense and understanding and for making algebra exciting and meaningful.
Teaching strategies for reaching all students and for motivating de-motivated students
Research based good practice for assessment and grading
This course is self paced and can be taken at any time. Districts can give 30 hours of credit for taking the course.
This is some of the best professional development I have ever participated in. It has helped me think about the transition to the common core and how to help my students develop a love and curiosity for math.
This course has had a profound effect on my thinking about math and even my own learning.
You have taught me to look at math as an art and teach it as such.
How to Learn Math is one of the most valuable educational experiences I have ever had. Thank you, sincerely, for your amazing and inspiring ideas.