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(Mi)2 Update: September 2015
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Want Your (Mi)2 Information the Minute it Is Available? | Foundations of Math | Enhancing Mathematics Instruction for Students With Learning Difficulties | Delta Math | Back to School Inspiration | Math Around Michigan | (Mi)2 Resources | Upcoming (Mi)2 Dates | (Mi)2 Partners | Subscription Details
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Foundations of Math

Another round of Foundations of Math training started in Traverse City and Novi during the week of August 10. Follow the conversation on Twitter at #FoMTC and #FoMNovi.

“Still contemplating the ideas learned at the best math centered PD I’ve ever gone to! #FoMNovi”

“Would LD decrease if we taught conceptually instead of loading on working memory with no understanding? Let’s test it! #FoMNovi”

“This year, students are going to get their ‘lie shi’ on! #composeamathematicalexpression #FoMTC”

Spring 2016 dates are currently being set. Make plans to join us for Level 1 and Level 2 training on the next go-around!

Enhancing Mathematics Instruction for Students With Learning Difficulties

In a new breakout session being offered throughout the 2015-2016 school year, “Addressing Learner Variability in the Mathematics Classroom: A Statewide Initiative,” teachers and administrators will get a preview of the Math Accessibility Framework and strategy cards from Enhancing Mathematics Instruction for Students with Learning Difficulties. The activity continues to be a highlight of this and other (Mi)2 learning opportunities.

Participant feedback has indicated a need for in-depth work with the framework and extended time with the strategies.

The first offering of “Addressing Learner Variability in the Mathematics Classroom: A Statewide Initiative” will be held at the Making Mathematics Meaningful Through Collaboration Conference on September 28.

For assistance with offering Enhancing Mathematics Instruction for Students With Learning Difficulties or registering a training, contact Kate Fanelli.

Delta Math

Tier 2 intervention lessons for all 1st, 2nd, and 3rd grade readiness standards and some 4th, 5th, 6th, and 7th grade readiness standards are currently available at the Delta Math website.

Each set of lessons follows evidence-based recommendations from the Institute of Education Sciences: Tier 2 and tier 3 instruction should be explicit and systematic. It should also include instruction on solving word problems, provide opportunities for students to work with visual representation of mathematical ideas, and include motivational strategies such as having students set goals and visually chart their own progress.

Tier 2 intervention lesson development will continue throughout the 2015-2016 school year, so please continue to check the Delta Math website for additional resources.

Back to School Inspiration

September is an opportunity to set new goals for yourself and your students, establish norms that will support movement toward those goals, and get re-inspired by all the possibilities that come with a new school year and new students.

Here are two articles that reinforce where we have been and where we are going with high quality math instruction for all students. All students are able learners, and educators have the privilege of honing their skills and finding those tools that enable learning for all students, including those who struggle and those with disabilities.

Seeing Struggling Math Learners as Sense Makers, not Mistake Makers,” from KQED, features a teacher, David Wees, whose goal is for students to “become the truth-makers.”

Embracing Student Creativity With a Wonder Shelf,” from Edutopia, demonstrates how the thoughtful integration of traditional and non-traditional mathematics tools can incite learning.

Math Around Michigan

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 that include collaboration in the mathematics classroom, instructional strategies to address the needs of students who struggle and students with disabilities, addressing goals from the individualized education program (IEP) in the general education classroom, and many more. See the Making Mathematics Meaningful Through Collaboration Conference flyer for details. Register at the MCEC or MCTM website.

Call for Proposals: Math in Action
Math in Action will be held Saturday, February 27, 2016, at Grand Valley State University in Allendale. The conference, open to pre-service teachers, practicing K-12 teachers, and curriculum directors, presents breakout sessions on topics including Common Core, integrating technology, formative assessment, and more. For more information, and to submit a proposal, visit the Math in Action conference website. Proposal deadline is October 1.

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. We will be studying Teaching Numeracy: 9 Critical Habits to Ignite Mathematical Thinking by Margie Pearse and K.M. Walton. It is available from corwin.com.

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

Oakland Schools Announces New Dates for the Secondary Math Leadership Forum
The Secondary Math Leadership Forum, beginning in October and continuing throughout the school year, provides an opportunity for districts in Oakland County (and districts outside of Oakland County, if seats are available) to work collaboratively to analyze how well three middle school and three high school math textbooks align with the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics. High school level series being explored include College Preparatory Mathematics (CPM), Big Ideas, and Core Plus. Middle school level series include CPM, Connected Math Project 3 (CMP3), and Big Ideas. For more information and registration, please contact Lyn Weber or reference the Secondary Math Leadership Forum flyer.

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.

Teaching Mathematics Content Courses (TeMaCC) Fall 2015 Conferences
This conference aims to facilitate conversations about mathematics content courses for future teachers in a variety of breakout sessions during the conference and beyond. Conference themes are “Embracing Challenge in Learning Mathematics” and “Reasoning and Proof in Mathematics Content Courses for Pre-Service Teachers.” The 2015 TeMaCC conference will take place in Ann Arbor on Saturday, October 24, 2015. For more information, visit the Teaching Mathematics Content Courses conference website.

Bay-Arenac Intermediate School District (ISD) Offerings 2015-2016
Bay-Arenac ISD will offer a variety of math professional learning opportunities throughout the upcoming school year. Topics include:
  • Enhancing Mathematics Instruction for Students With Learning Difficulties

  • Delta Math training

  • Three-Act Math Instructional Model

  • Integrated Math Practices (grades 6-8 and 9-12)

  • Number Sense Series

  • Michigan M-STEP and Prep

  • SAT Preparation and Support

  • Enhancing Mathematics follow-up for previous participants
Visit the Bay-Arenac ISD website for more information, registration, and pricing.

Kalamazoo Regional Educational Services Agency (RESA) Offerings 2015-2016
Kalamazoo RESA will offer a range of multi-day professional learning opportunities this year. To view math offerings, visit the Kalamazoo RESA website and select “Mathematics” from the dropdown menu.

2015-2016 titles include:
  • Strengthen Early Mathematics Instruction (Preschool)

  • Addition and Subtraction Learning Progressions to Fluency for K–2

  • Multiplication and Division Learning Progressions to Fluency for 3–6

  • Eureka Math – study of selected modules for K–8

  • Number Sense Routines for Middle Grades Fact Fluency (6–8)

  • Persevering While Problem Solving (Secondary)
Wayne Regional Educational Services Agency (RESA) Offerings 2015-2016
Wayne RESA’s math offerings are described on their website.

Offerings for the upcoming year address a variety of topics and encompass ongoing projects, including Project PRIME and Title 1: Project Making Mathematics Matter.

Oakland Schools Mathematics Offerings 2015-2016
Oakland Schools has posted its full list of offerings 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

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

September 28, 2015 – Breakout Session: Addressing Learner Variability in the Mathematics Classroom: A Statewide Initiative
Making Mathematics Meaningful Through Collaboration Conference
Macomb ISD
Clinton Township

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

October 15, 2015 – Breakout Session: Strengthening Mathematics Instruction and Understanding for Students With Disabilities
AssisTechKnow
Grand Rapids

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

November 7, 2015 – Breakout Session: Strengthening Mathematics Instruction and Understanding for Students With Disabilities
Detroit Area Council of Teachers of Mathematics Annual Conference
Warren

December 2, 2015 – Breakout Session: Addressing Learner Variability in the Mathematics Classroom
Michigan Elementary and Middle School Principals Association Conference
Kalamazoo

(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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