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(Mi)2 Update: June 2015
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Learning Environments for ALL Summer Institute: Final Days of Registration | Registration for Novi and Traverse City Foundations of Math Training | Foundations of Math | Enhancing Mathematics Instruction for Students with Learning Difficulties | Delta Math | Are Your Students Super Subitizers? | Math Around Michigan | (Mi)2 Resources | Upcoming (Mi)2 Dates | (Mi)2 Partners | Subscription Details
Learning Environments for ALL Summer Institute: Final Days of Registration

Registration for the Summer Institute is open through June 7. REGISTER NOW for a robust summer professional learning experience.

The Summer Institute is freshly stocked with out-of the-box thinking, creative solutions to persistent problems, dynamic speakers, and engaging learning opportunities designed to:
  • Improve your ability to teach ALL students next year.

  • Jump start your summer planning (but relax first, while you're in TC).

  • Improve outcomes and experiences for your students.

  • Address the needs of a diverse range of learners.

  • Inform content area instruction, including literacy, math, social studies, and science.
The math strand is carefully constructed to complement and continue the math learning happening in our (Mi)2 initiatives (Enhancing Mathematics Instruction for Students with Learning Difficulties, Foundations of Math, and Delta Math) including:
  • Building numeracy (TED-style talk, 90-minute breakout session, and full day offering).

  • Visualization and mathematical modeling.

  • Intervention lessons and strategies.
When: June 15-18

Where: Hagerty Conference Center, 715 East Front Street, Traverse City, MI 49686

Registration, session descriptions, and additional information can be found at our website, on the flyer, and on our Sched app.

Registration for Novi and Traverse City Foundations of Math Training

Register NOW for the final Foundations of Math offerings of 2015.

Traverse City, Park Place Hotel
August 10-11, September 21, and October 19-20

Novi, Crowne Plaza Hotel
August 13-14, September 23, and October 22-23

More information, including registration and a flyer, is available at our website. You can also contact [log in to unmask]">Kate Fanelli.

Foundations of Math

(Mi)2 is accepting applications for Level 2 Instructor Training and pilot sites for usability testing of implementation supports.

For participation in Level 2 Instructor Training beginning in August 2015:
Deadline: July 1, 2015
Notification: July 31, 2015

For participation in Level 2 Instructor Training beginning in Spring 2016:
Deadline: November 2, 2015
Notification: November 30, 2015

For this first round of Level 2 training, (Mi)2 seeks pairs of instructor applicants (a special education instructor and math instructor pair is required) who will apply with a building or small district that has applied to be a pilot site. Instructor pairs and pilot sites will submit separate applications but will be considered together during the application review process.

For more information, check out the Level 2 Instructor Training Requirements and the call for applications for usability testing at our website. You can also contact [log in to unmask]">Kate Fanelli.

Enhancing Mathematics Instruction for Students with Learning Difficulties

Facilitators are already putting next year’s Enhancing Mathematics trainings on their professional learning calendars.

Please remember to register your training on our website as soon as you have dates and locations so (Mi)2 can make sure you have all the supporting materials and information you need in a timely manner.

To register a training:
  1. Go to the website.

  2. Click “(Mi)2 Account.”

  3. Log in.

  4. Choose “Dashboard” near the top of the screen.

  5. Choose “Register a Training.”

Delta Math

The Delta Math RtI program, with the support of (Mi)2, has developed Tier 2 math intervention lessons for each 1st, 2nd, and 3rd grade readiness standard. The development of these resources was informed by the evidence-based recommendations provided by the Institute of Educational Sciences. They include:
  • Explicit instruction that is systematic.

  • Instruction on solving word problems.

  • Visual representations of mathematical ideas.

  • Frequent progress monitoring.

  • Motivational strategies such as personal goal setting.
Early elementary Tier 2 intervention lessons are available on the Delta Math support website. Upper elementary and secondary Tier 2 intervention lessons are currently being developed and will be posted as they become available.

If you are interested to learn more about the Delta Math Online readiness screeners, Tier 2 intervention lessons, or progress monitoring resources, please contact Mike Klavon at [log in to unmask].

Are Your Students Super Subitizers?

Subitizing is an important prerequisite to counting for young children, because it is foundational to understanding part and whole, connecting number words to quantities, and visualizing and using mental images to strategize and solve problems (Clements, 1999).

Ten Frames helps students relate numbers to other numbers and is helpful when thinking about different combinations of numbers. Ten Frames (and before that, Five Frames) gives students experience with the “anchor” numbers five and ten, helps children see numbers in relationship to five and ten, and helps students understand ideas such as “three more than five” or “two less than ten” (Van De Walle, 2003).

K-5 Math Teaching Resources offers activities that use dot cards and Ten Frames to help students develop these critical skills.

The National Council of Teachers of Mathematics Illuminations website features two applets, Ten Frames and Concentration, that also support and connect student understanding of number, quantity, and symbolic representation of number.

Math Around Michigan

Michigan Department of Education (MDE) Early Literacy and Math Initiative Webinar Series
MDE’s Office of Improvement and Innovation is hosting a series of summer learning webinars to support Tier 1 early literacy and mathematics instruction. Webinars are presented live at 1 p.m. (EST), and are recorded and archived at the initiative’s website. On May 27, Dr. Amy Noelle Parks, Associate Professor at Michigan State University, spoke on “Mathematics and Play.” On June 2, Dr. Juanita Copley, Professor Emerita at the University of Houston, will talk about “Teaching for Conceptual Understanding: Mathematics that is Purposeful, Foundational, Appropriate, and Playful.” For more information, see the flyer.

Elements of Success: Implementing Connected Mathematics Project 3 (CMP3)
Yvonne Grant will be at the Macomb Intermediate School District on June 30 to present “Elements of Success: Implementing CMP3.” She will review important classroom components, including ways to establish a productive environment, and motivate rich math discussions to promote learning for all students. Registration ends June 15. Please see the flyer for details.

Summer Professional Learning in Oakland Schools
Oakland Schools has three professional learning opportunities this summer.
  • Elementary Content Institute: Fractions, June 23-25.

  • Middle School Content Institute: Statistics, August 18-20.

  • Connected Mathematics 3 Training, Grades 6, 7, and 8, various dates August–February.
The content institutes are intended for general education and special education math teachers, and are designed to deepen teachers’ understanding of math concepts. The Connected Math training is designed to help teachers fully and effectively implement Connected Mathematics.

For more information and registration, visit their website.

Elementary Mathematics Laboratory (EML)
The EML is structured to make it possible for educators, policymakers, and education advocates to engage directly in the close study of teaching practice. The unique laboratory setting provides participants with opportunities to delve into the complexity of teaching and develop specific skills. The 2015 EML will be held in Ann Arbor July 27-August 7. For more information, visit the website or see the flyer.

Wayne County Math Teachers' Circle
The Wayne County Math Teachers' Circle is accepting applications for the circle, which will kick-off with a one-day immersion on Tuesday, August 11. The circle seeks Wayne County teacher-participants who teach 5th-9th grade math, but may accept others as well. For more information and the link to the application, visit their webpage.

Michigan Council of Teachers of Mathematics (MCTM) Annual Conference
Register now for the 2015 Annual MCTM Conference July 28-30 in beautiful Traverse City. The conference features a variety of breakout sessions, pre-conference offerings, and keynote speaker Steven Leinwand. For registration and program information, visit the MCTM website.

Granting Algebra II Credit Through State Approved Engineering, Manufacturing and Industrial Technology Program
Michigan Engineering, Manufacturing, and Industrial Technology (EMIT) instructors, math instructors, administrators, and curriculum consultants are invited to this roll-out conference on August 17 at Grand Traverse Resort in Acme. The flyer includes additional information, a registration link, and pricing.

Making Mathematics Meaningful Through Collaboration Conference
Register now for this inaugural conference, a collaborative effort from Michigan Council for Exceptional Children (MCEC), Michigan Council of Teachers of Mathematics (MCTM), and Michigan’s Integrated Mathematics Initiative (Mi)2. The conference features keynote speaker Karen Karp and a variety of breakout sessions on topics including collaboration in the mathematics classroom, instructional strategies to address the needs of students who struggle and students with disabilities, addressing goals from the individualized educational program (IEP) in the general education classroom, and many more. See the flyer for details. Register at the MCEC or MCTM website.

Oakland Schools Mathematics Offerings 2015-2016
Please see the flyer for the full list of offerings from Oakland Schools for the 2015-2016 school year. Offerings where a green “out of district” fee is listed are open to anyone.

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Upcoming (Mi)2 Dates

June 10, 2015 – (Mi)2 presentation
MAASE meeting

June 15-18, 2015 – Learning Environments for ALL Summer Institute
Traverse City

July 28, 2015 – Pre-Conference Institute: Teaching Mathematics to Students with Special Needs in the General Education Classroom (Grades 6-12)
Michigan Council of Teachers of Mathematics (MCTM) Annual Conference
Traverse City

July 29, 2015 – Breakout Session: Addressing Learner Variability in the Mathematics Classroom: A Statewide Initiative
MCTM Annual Conference
Traverse City

August 10-11, 2015 – Foundations of Math
Days 1 and 2
Traverse City

August 13-14, 2015 – Foundations of Math
Days 1 and 2

September 1, 2015 – Breakout Session: Strengthening Mathematics Instruction and Understanding for Students with Disabilities
21st Century Learning Symposium
Port Huron

September 21, 2015 – Foundations of Math
Day 3
Traverse City

September 23, 2015 – Foundations of Math
Day 3

September 28, 2015 – MCTM/MCEC Making Mathematics Meaningful through Collaboration Conference
Macomb ISD
Clinton Township

October 9, 2015 – Preview/Overview: Foundations of Math
Fall Educators Conference

October 19-20, 2015 – Foundations of Math
Days 4 and 5
Traverse City

October 22-23, 2015 – Foundations of Math
Days 4 and 5

(Mi)2 Partners

Michigan Math and Science Center Network (MMSCN)

The Michigan Mathematics and Science Centers Network (MMSCN) collaborates with partners across the state to improve math and science teaching.

Detroit Area Council of Teachers of Mathematics (DACTM)

The Detroit Area Council of Teachers of Mathematics (DACTM) proactively supports Michigan math educators’ continued professional growth.

Michigan Council of Teachers of Mathematics (MCTM)

The Michigan Council of Teachers of Mathematics (MCTM) is the professional organization for Michigan mathematics educators at any grade level, pre-K through college.

Michigan Council for Exceptional Children (MCEC)

The Michigan Council for Exceptional Children (MCEC) is part of a national community of educators who are the voice and vision of special and gifted education.

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