We are the Connecticut affiliate of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, and we are here to support students and teachers in our state.
Thanks to everyone who made our 2014 Annual Meeting and Conference a success! It was a great day of laughing, learning, and collegial support. Save the date: on December 8th we will be hosting the 2015 Annual Meeting and Conference.
Registration for summer workshops from T3, Teachers Teaching with Technology, P.D. from Texas Instruments, is open now. There are three workshops in our area: Using the TI-Nspire™ Navigator™ System, June 24-25 in Higganum, CT; Implementing CCSS with the TI-84 Plus Family, June 24-25 in Higganum, CT; and the Northeast Professional Development Summit, June 29-30 in Worcester, MA. Click on the links to learn more.
Beginning January 29th, Illustrative Mathematics will hold their Virtual Lecture Series for the Spring. Here is the link to register. You can also download a flyer to hang in the staff room.
The GeoGebra Workshops 2015 at SCSU have been announced. If you haven't used GeoGebra, come see what you've been missing!
Nominate a Grade 7-12 Teacher of Science, Mathematics or Computer Science. There are outstanding science and mathematics teachers in every school system throughout Connecticut, including, public, charter, magnet and independent schools. Help us identify and recognize these inspirational educators by nominating them for the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST). Eligible teachers must have completed 5 years of K-12 teaching prior to this year and currently be teaching mathematics or science (including computer science) in Grades 7-12. www.paemst.org
The Connecticut State Department of Education has a great website for Connecticut Core Standards (CCSS) resources and training materials. Check out ctcorestandards.org
The Connecticut State Department of Education
has released the Algebra 1 Model Curriculum
! This remarkable collection of instructional materials required many years of research and development, an intensive, 3-year field study involving teachers and students from all over CT, and countless grant-funded and volunteer hours of writing, revising, and compiling. The accompanying assessments will be made available to Connecticut teachers through a district representative. Access to the materials
is through a Moodle site; directions can be found here