Voting for state and section officers for the 2015-2018 term is closing soon on September 30. Make your voice heard! Members as of September 1 can vote for the CMC State offices and for the offices in their section as indicated by the section identifier - SOU, NOR, CEN, OOS, OOC. These identifiers can be found at the top of this email and on the ComMuniCator mailing label just after your member number. Only California members may vote for section offices.
You may view a list of the candidates and read their statements prior to voting.
CMC Fall Conferences
Registration for the CMC South Conference in Palm Springs November 6 & 7 and the CMC North Conference in Pacific Grove/Asilomar December 11 - 13 (note: this is the second weekend of December).
Grants to support student-centered activities in mathematics are
available from the Student Activity Trust Fund.
Examples of past activities supported by SATF include Family Math
Nights, Math in the Mall, Math Field Days, Math Olympics, Student Math
Conferences, Robotic Competitions and Math related fieldtrips. Deadline to apply for a grant is September
25. See www.cmc-math.org/members/awards
for an application.
CMC Central Mathematics Leadership Forum
The Central Section of CMC is bringing Cathy Seeley, former president of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, to the Central Valley!
Cathy Seeley will present a morning session on Mathematics Leadership in the Common Core Era. All attendees will be invited to stay through lunch.
Who should attend: Lead Teachers, Department Chairs, Site Administrators, District Administrators, Math Education Leaders
When: October 10, 2015 9:00 am - 12:00 pm (lunch to follow)
Where: Paso Robles Joint Unified School District, Paso Robles, CA
Cost: $30 per person (includes lunch and materials)
To Register: http://goo.gl/forms/FFDuUguD8K
(Brought to the Central Valley through the generous support of the NCTM Math Education Trust and Passion in Education.)
Standards for Mathematical Practice Professional Learning Module Facilitator Training
The California Mathematics Project will present a detailed outline of how potential leaders and professional development providers can facilitate a session or series of sessions using the K-12 Standards for Mathematical Practices Professional Learning Module.
October 12 - 13 in Hayward, CA
For more information, contact Ann Park at email@example.com
To register: https://commerce.cashnet.com/cashnetk/selfserve/EditItem.aspx?PC=40070XE-OSS&ItemCount=1
California has just released the state student assessment scores: Make sure parents understand the test results!
Now that the state has released the new Common Core based California student assessment scores, the Internet, newspapers and TV will be full of analysis of the results. Help the parents of your students understand the results by making sure they hear correct information from the people they trust the most, their children’s classroom teacher—YOU! Please share this link to an article expressly for parents where EdSource presents answers to a series of frequently asked questions about the key elements of the new CAASPP:
What Parents Need to Know about California’s Common Core-Aligned Tests: EdSource – 7 September 2015
Make plans now to attend the annual NCSM conference in
Oakland April 11-13, 2016 and the NCTM conference in San Francisco April 13-16, 2016
We are lucky to have both of the national math conferences in our region next year. Housing opens August 25 for NCSM and August 26 for NCTM
and registration for both conferences later this fall. The latest information is available on the NCSM