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(Mi)2 Update: July 2015
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Keynote Speakers Confirmed for First Annual Making Mathematics Meaningful Through Collaboration Conference | Register for Novi and Traverse City Foundations of Math Training | Foundations of Math | Enhancing Mathematics Instruction for Students with Learning Difficulties | Delta Math | Use an Applet to Build Understanding of Dimension in Geometry | Math Around Michigan | (Mi)2 Resources | Upcoming (Mi)2 Dates | (Mi)2 Partners | Subscription Details
Keynote Speakers Confirmed for First Annual Making Mathematics Meaningful Through Collaboration Conference

Dr. Karen Karp, professor of math education at the University of Louisville, will provide the opening keynote on instructional strategies for the mathematics classroom.

Representatives from the Michigan Department of Education, Office of Special Education and Office of Education Improvement and Innovation will present the State Systemic Improvement Plan and talk about its implications at all levels, including mathematics classrooms.

Breakout sessions will address:
  • Instructional strategies

  • Collaboration structures

  • Behavior management

  • Technology integration

  • Co-teaching models

  • Engagement techniques

  • Tier 2 intervention

  • Students with special needs in general education settings
Register here. Download the flyer to share with colleagues.

Register for Novi and Traverse City Foundations of Math Training

Register 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 Kate Fanelli.

Foundations of Math

Did you know Foundations of Math can be taken for grad credit? Mars Hill University has an agreement with the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction that allows participants who attend all five days of an approved state-level training and complete all assignments with a satisfactory score to earn three graduate credits.

Michigan participants who meet these requirements in the five-day Foundations of Math course led by Dr. Chris Cain are eligible. The cost for graduate credit is $500.

For those who are collecting State Continuing Education Clock Hours (SCECHs) toward certificate renewal, 30 SCECHs are available at no additional cost for those who attend all five days.

More information about Foundations of Math course content and future offerings is available at the (Mi)2 website.

Enhancing Mathematics Instruction for Students with Learning Difficulties

Sites that wish to offer this course but do not have two trained facilitators may find facilitators in their area by visiting “Find Facilitators” at the (Mi)2 website.

Nearly 100 people are trained to offer this course in the state. One trained facilitator with a special education background and one trained facilitator with a math background co-facilitate to a mixed audience of special and general education middle school math teachers.

Find facilitators today and begin to see how accessible math instruction can happen for ALL middle school math students.

Delta Math

The Delta Math RtI program provides research-informed resources to support the identification and Tier 2 intervention support for students who may not be ready to learn current grade-level math standards.

The following regional implementation support opportunities have been scheduled for the 2015-2016 school year:


















What Purpose Who Where/When
Implementation training To support the installation and initial implementation of Delta Math resources, and answer Delta-Math-related questions of "what," "why," and "how" School-based implementation teams that include a building administrator, team leader, and up to four other leaders (e.g., math coaches, RtI specialists, general and special education lead teachers) Kalamazoo RESA

September 15, 2015

8:30 to 11:30 a.m.

Informational meeting To provide program awareness of the types of Delta Math resources available, and answer Delta-Math-related questions of "what" and "why" District and building RtI leaders interested in learning more about using Delta Math RtI program resources to implement a multi-tiered system of supports for mathematics Bay-Arenac ISD

September 15, 2015

8:30 to 11:30 a.m.



If you are interested in learning 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].

Use an Applet to Build Understanding of Dimension in Geometry

Annenberg Learner Interactives are a collection of applets used to teach, demonstrate, and explore a variety of math concepts.

In the Hypercube applet, learners develop the concept of dimension by looking at geometric figures, the dimensionality of those figures, and how they relate to each other by linking an understanding of points to lines, lines to two-dimensional shapes, two-dimensional shapes to three-dimensional shapes, and finally three-dimensional shapes to a four-dimensional shape called a “hypercube.”

Math Around Michigan

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.

Michigan Council of Teachers of Mathematics Book Club
Join the Michigan Council of Teachers of Mathematics in their free (other than the cost of the book) fall online book club. They will be studying Teaching Numeracy: 9 Critical Habits to Ignite Mathematical Thinking by Margie Pearse and K.M. Walton. It is available for $34.95 on the Corwin website.

If you have questions or would like to join the email-based book club, please contact Kevin Dykema at [log in to unmask].

Early Literacy and Math Initiative Webinar Series Continues
The Michigan Department of Education announced upcoming webinars in the Early Literacy and Mathematics Webinar Series. Webinars last 90 minutes and are archived for later viewing. For summer titles, please see the flyer.

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 math in grades 5-9, but may accept others as well. For more information and the link to the application, visit their webpage.

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, Monday, August 17, 2015, at Grand Traverse Resort in Acme. The flyer includes additional information, registration link, and pricing.

Math in Your Feet
The Grand Valley State University Regional Math and Science Center presents Math in Your Feet, a one-day professional learning opportunity for teachers of grades 2-6, on October 14, 2015 on the Allendale campus of Grand Valley State University. This exciting workshop shows teachers how to teach math through percussive dance and is led by Malke Rosenfeld, a specialist in interdisciplinary arts programming. For additional information, see the flyer.

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.

(Mi)2 Resources

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Upcoming (Mi)2 Dates

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
Novi

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
Novi

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
Marquette

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

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

(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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