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MI2 Facilitators: June 2014
In this Newsletter:

Math for All is coming to Michigan | Probability Lessons Disguised as Stories (or vice versa?) | Math Around Michigan | (MI)^2 Resources | Upcoming Dates | Subscription Details
Math for All is coming to Michigan

Math for All is intended for math and special education teachers teaching grades K-5 to attend as a team and discover instructional supports and strategies to provide high-quality, standards-based mathematics education to all children, including those with disabilities. Math for ALL is a research-based professional learning opportunity, collaboratively developed by the Education Development Center (EDC) and Bank Street College, with funding support from the National Science Foundation (NSF). It is philosophically and structurally similar in design to the middle school course, Enhancing Mathematics Instruction for Students with Learning Difficulties.

Half-day preview, Michigan Council of Teachers of Mathematics Pre-Conference Institute,
  August 5, 2014 (registration through www.mictm.org)

Facilitator Institute, Lansing, MI, November 10-14, 2014
  (details and registration information to follow)

Download an overview, learning outcomes, and course outline.


Probability Lessons Disguised as Stories (or vice versa?)

Ben Orlin, a teacher in California, teaches probability concepts through a series of seven “badly illustrated” stories that he shares at his blog, Math With Bad Drawings, including uncertainty, randomness, sample spaces, and conditional probability.


Math Around Michigan

Detroit Area Council of Teachers of Mathematics (DACTM): Call for Proposals
The 2014 Detroit Area Science and Math Conference, a joint offering from DACTM and Metropolitan Detroit Science Teachers Association, will be held Saturday, November 8, 2014 at Woodhaven High School. Speaker proposals focused on math education, or math AND science education, are being accepted through June 30, 2014. This is an opportunity to share your knowledge, experiences, expertise, and enthusiasm with others. Submit your proposal via the DACTM website.

Michigan Council of Teachers of Mathematics (MCTM) Annual Conference: Registration Is Open

The 2014 MCTM Conference Committee is pleased to announce that registration is now open! The conference is being held Wednesday and Thursday, August 6-7 at Hope College in Holland, with the pre-conference institutes being held on Tuesday, August 5. Visit www.mictm.org for more details and registration.

If you have any questions, please contact Kevin Dykema at [log in to unmask].

Michigan Institute for Lesson Study
If you would like to know more about lesson study in mathematics, you might be interested in this opportunity. A small group of dedicated educators is launching a working group for lesson study. The Michigan Institute for Lesson Study (MILES) is excited to create and support opportunities for lesson study in classrooms. Read more about the project in the May 2014 issue of Michigan Association of Two Year Colleges Sum-Times. For more information, contact Rheta Rubinstein at [log in to unmask].

How to Learn Math: For Teachers and Parents
Jo Boaler, professor of mathematics education at Stanford University, will teach an online, self-paced, 8-session course on mathematics learning and student mindsets. Michigan educators found Professor Boaler’s presentations at the National Council of Supervisors of Mathematics Annual Conference in New Orleans this year to be helpful and engaging. This course is an opportunity to learn from her, and others, without leaving Michigan! Information regarding fees, registration, and course content can be found through the Stanford Graduate School of Education.

Delta Math Team Training Session
Delta Math, a Response to Intervention program developed and researched at the Ottawa Area Intermediate School District (OAISD), will offer three Team Training Sessions throughout the 2014/2015 school year for building teams implementing Delta Math. The first offering will be August 12, 2014. Registration and details can be found at their website. Informational sessions are available, as needed, for sites interested in learning more about Delta Math and can be scheduled by contacting Michael Klavon, project lead, [log in to unmask].

Michigan Council of Teachers of Mathematics (MCTM) Summer Book Club
MCTM will host a summer book club focused on reasoning and sense making. Book club members may buy either or both of the books Developing Essential Understanding of Mathematical Reasoning PreK-8 and Developing Essential Understanding of Proof and Proving: Grades 9-12. Both books are available through the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) online bookstore. Sign up for the book club by sending an email to Kevin Dykema, [log in to unmask]. The book club is open to anyone, you do not need to be an MCTM or NCTM member to participate.


(MI)^2 Resources

1. Website: mi2.cenmi.org

2. (MI)^2 Update, a monthly e-newsletter: Subscribe Here

3. Technical Assistance: Contact (MI)^2


Upcoming Dates

6/16-6/19/14 Enhancing Mathematics Instruction for Students with Learning Difficulties Facilitator Institute in Traverse City

6/20/14 (MI)^2 Facilitator Reunion Day, Bayshore Resort, Traverse City, MI

8/5/14 (MI)^2 @ Michigan Council of Teachers of Mathematics (MCTM) pre-conference Institute: Math for All, Hope College, Holland, MI

8/5-8/7/14 MCTM Annual Conference and Institutes, Hope College, Holland, MI

8/12/14 Delta Math Team Training Session, OAISD building, Holland, MI

11/8/14 Detroit Area Science and Math Conference, Woodhaven High School, Woodhaven, MI


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