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Mi2 Update: April 2016
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Call for Proposals: Second Annual Making Mathematics Meaningful Through Collaboration Conference | Foundations of Math | Enhancing Mathematics Instruction for Students With Learning Difficulties | Delta Math | Steve Wyborney’s Blog: I’m on a Learning Mission | Math Around Michigan | (Mi)2 Resources | Upcoming (Mi)2 Dates | (Mi)2 Partners | Subscription Details
Call for Proposals: Second Annual Making Mathematics Meaningful Through Collaboration Conference

The Michigan Council for Exceptional Children (MCEC) and the Michigan Council of Teachers of Mathematics (MCTM), in conjunction with Michigan’s Integrated Mathematics Initiative, (Mi)2, invite you to save the date and submit a proposal for this collaborative conference.

Date: Monday, October 3, 2016
Where: Washtenaw Community College, Ann Arbor
Time: 8:30 a.m.–3:15 p.m.

Making Mathematics Meaningful Through Collaboration brings math educators—including general and special education teachers, interventionists, coaches, administrators, consultants, and support staff—together for one day of learning and sharing.

The committee seeks proposals addressing these (and related) topics:
  • Instructional strategies

  • Special education 101 for non-special education majors

  • Math content for non-math majors

  • Role of general education and special education teachers

  • Co-teaching

  • Assessment

  • Peer-to-peer support

  • Best practices

  • Research-based interventions
Lead presenters and up to three co-presenters will receive discounted registration. Collaborative teams are encouraged to present together.

Submit your proposal online by May 1. Please direct questions to Kevin Dykema at [log in to unmask] or Kate Fanelli at [log in to unmask].

Foundations of Math

Registration is open for fall Foundations of Math. Register online today.

Foundations of Math dates for Clinton County RESA:
October 13–14
November 9
December 12–13

Alt+Shift Summer Institute announcement:

Kate Fanelli will present a full-day offering of Intervention Strategies for Critical Learning Areas in Mathematics (K–12) at the Alt+Shift Summer Institute in Traverse City on Thursday, June 23, as part of the four-day event that runs June 20–23.

This full-day offering is being piloted as a potential implementation support for educators who have gone through the Foundations of Math training and are looking for more opportunities to practice with some of the tools and strategies regarding turning pedagogy into lesson plans and applying Foundations of Math to tiered instruction.

In this session, participants will explore tiered interventions from a practical and philosophical perspective. They will then learn about and practice evidence-based strategies as well as using design thinking to create accessible, effective lesson plans. Throughout this process, participants’ own understanding of the math they teach and the students who are struggling will also be enhanced. Topics covered are quantity; fraction operations; equations and expressions; and area, perimeter, volume, and angles.

Both Foundations of Math alumni and non-alumni are welcome to register for this offering, as evaluations in previous pilots indicate that both groups find that the content and hands-on practice is relevant, helpful, and deepens their understanding of the math they teach.

Registration for the event opens April 1 and closes June 12. For more information, and to register, visit the Alt+Shift Summer Institute page on the (Mi)2 website.

Enhancing Mathematics Instruction for Students With Learning Difficulties

Emily Fagan, co-developer of Enhancing Mathematics and senior curriculum/instructional design associate at Education Development Center in Boston, returns to Michigan to talk about increasing accessibility to middle school math content for every student.

This session, a sampling of the three-day course, provides an approach and strategies to support the math learning of students who struggle, particularly those with learning disabilities. The course also focuses on ways to strengthen collaboration between math and special education teachers. The session will provide an overview of the three-day course, help districts and buildings decide if the course aligns with local need, and deepen participants’ understanding of the kinds of difficulties students have with mathematics, with a focus on content related to expressions and equations.

This overview session is designed for middle school general and special education teachers who teach students struggling with mathematics. It is also for curriculum directors, special education directors, building administrators, math leadership teams, and other administrators looking for possible training to provide to math educators on addressing accessibility to math content at the middle school level. This overview will also provide insight into the value and importance of providing a support system for teachers of students struggling with math beyond the three-day course.

For more information about the three-day course, visit the Enhancing Mathematics training page, or register for the 2016 Alt+Shift Summer Institute.

Delta Math

Mike Klavon, secondary math consultant at the Ottawa Area Intermediate School District (OAISD) and project lead for development and implementation of the Delta Math Response to Intervention (RtI) Program, will be facilitating a session on June 22 as part of the four-day Alt+Shift Summer Institute that runs from June 20–23. This session is titled “Get to Know the Delta Math RtI Program.”

The OAISD provides Delta Math online resources to screen all students and identify those who need Tier 2 and Tier 3 math intervention to over 200 elementary, middle, and high schools across the state of Michigan.

With the support of Michigan’s Integrated Mathematics Initiative, (Mi)2, implementation guides and professional development were created and delivered to all schools requesting support in Michigan. Currently, (Mi)2 is supporting a team of regional math consultants to develop Tier 2 intervention lessons for each Delta Math readiness standard. These lessons are informed by the evidence-based recommendations provided by the Institute of Education Sciences and include:
  • Explicit instruction that is systematic

  • Instruction on solving word problems

  • Visual representation of mathematical ideas

  • Frequent progress monitoring

  • Motivational strategies such as personal goal setting
Please join us (and bring a laptop or tablet) to explore how schools across Michigan use the Delta Math RtI Program to provide a multi-tier system of supports for mathematics. You will also learn how to access and use the Delta Math Tier 2 intervention lessons and progress monitoring resources.

For more information about Delta Math, visit the Delta Math website, or, to sign up for this offering, register now for the 2016 Alt+Shift Summer Institute.

Steve Wyborney’s Blog: I’m on a Learning Mission

Steve Wyborney, former Oregon State Teacher of the Year and current math educator and coach, blogs about effective teaching practices in math using short written descriptions and brief, targeted, animated PowerPoints.

The blog posts clearly animate processes and connections so that the reader can visualize what the practice looks like and how to apply it in a classroom. Wyborney also provides PowerPoint template slides for users to adapt, making implementation even more efficient.

Effective practices include using visual models of mathematics (watch his six-part series on subitizing and four-part series on averages), professional learning (including his six-part Learning Walk series), and interactive activities (such as this language-rich version of the “Mile a Minute” vocabulary game).

Math Around Michigan

Alt+Shift Summer Institute
Registration for the Alt+Shift Summer Institute: Rethink Possibilities is now open. More information, including a registration link, is available on the 2016 Alt+Shift Summer Institute page.

Math offerings include a variety of TED-style talks and corresponding breakout sessions from educators across the state and three full-day options from (Mi)2:
  • One-Day Preview: Enhancing Mathematics Instruction for Students With Learning Difficulties, featuring Emily Fagan (Education Development Center in Boston), and (Mi)2 staff.

  • Intervention Strategies for Critical Learning Areas in Mathematics, featuring Kate Fanelli (Math Accessibility Specialist for (Mi)2).

  • Getting to Know the Delta Math RtI Program, featuring Michael Klavon (Math Consultant at the Ottawa Area Intermediate School District).
Making Mathematics Meaningful Through Collaboration Conference
The Michigan Council for Exceptional Children (MCEC) and the Michigan Council of Teachers of Mathematics (MCTM), in conjunction with Michigan’s Integrated Mathematics Initiative, (Mi)2, invite you to the second annual Making Mathematics Meaningful Through Collaboration conference.

Date: Monday, October 3, 2016
Where: Washtenaw Community College, Ann Arbor
Time: 8:30 a.m.–3:15 p.m.

Making Mathematics Meaningful Through Collaboration brings math educators, including general and special education teachers, interventionists, coaches, administrators, consultants, and support staff, together for one day of learning and sharing.

Speaker proposals are accepted through May 1.

Registration will open soon.

Math Recovery®: Spring and Summer Offerings
Spring/Summer 2016 Add+Vantage® Math Recovery Training Dates
Add+VantageMR® Course One

MAISD Regional Math and Science Center (Muskegon)
Days 1–2: April 18 and 19
Days 3–4: May 17 and 18
For information and registration, please visit the Muskegon Area ISD CourseWhere site.

Add+VantageMR® Course One
Calhoun Intermediate School District (Marshall)
Days 1–4: June 20–23
For information and registration, please visit the Marshall Course One event page.

Add+VantageMR® Course One
Location TBD (Muskegon)
Days 1–4: July 11–14
For information and registration, please visit the Muskegon Course One event page.

Add+VantageMR® Course One
West Shore Educational Services District (Ludington)
Days 1–4: July 11–14
For information and registration, please visit the Ludington Course One event page.

Add+VantageMR® Course Two
Location TBD (Muskegon)
Days 1–4: July 18–21
For information and registration, please visit the Muskegon Course Two event page.

For questions about the trainings, email Kristin Frang, Muskegon Area Intermediate School District and Michigan Math and Science Center mathematics consultant, at [log in to unmask].

New Math Resources From the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC)
The CEC is releasing Bridging the Gap Between Arithmetic and Algebra, edited by Bradley Witzel, with chapters describing evidence-based practices to support success for every student in Algebra. For more information, visit the Bridging the Gap page on the CECatalog website or view the Bridging the Gap flyer.

The CEC has also opened registration for two webinars:

Webinar: Improving Math Problem Solving for Students With Learning Disabilities: Solve It!
Problem solving is prominent in the current math curriculum reflecting national standards, yet solving mathematical word problems is a complex procedure. In this webinar, you’ll discover a research- and cognitive strategy-based instructional intervention called Solve It! You’ll learn about its theoretical foundations, core components, and application to current standards. For registration and pricing, visit the Improving Math Problem Solving webinar page.

Webinar: Calculation and Word-Problem Interventions for Elementary Students with Mathematics Difficulty
In this webinar, you’ll learn two interventions to develop mathematics skills and concepts in elementary students who struggle with math. The first focuses on developing addition and subtraction calculation and computation skills through regrouping, and the second intervention focuses on teaching word problems by schema. For registration and pricing, visit the Calculation and Word-Problem Interventions webinar page.

2016 Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST): Nominate a Michigan Educator
Do you know an exemplary math or science teacher teaching in kindergarten through sixth grade? Please consider nominating him or her for the PAEMST. The PAEMST is the highest recognition a K–12 teacher can receive for outstanding science or mathematics teaching in the United States. Teachers may nominate themselves or someone else. Applications are due May 1. For more information, view the PAEMST flyer or visit the PAEMST website.

Michigan Council of Teachers of Mathematics (MCTM) Annual Conference
The MCTM 67th Annual Institute and Conference will be held July 26–28 in Traverse City. The MCTM conference committee is preparing workshops on assessment as well as teaching and learning mathematics. Keynote sessions will include noted speakers Dan Meyer, Chief Academic Officer at Desmos, Advisory Board member at Conceptua Math, and author of the well-known dy/dan blog) and Cathy Williams, who co-founded and is now executive director of youcubed, a new center at Stanford, which she co-founded with Jo Boaler. For more details, visit the MCTM Annual Conference webpage.

Building Thinking Classrooms
Building Thinking Classrooms (BTC) is the result of ten years of research that examines normative behaviors in the mathematics classroom and specific practices that promote problem solving and thinking. Dr. Peter Liljedahl, BTC researcher and developer and Associate Professor at Simon Fraser University working in both the Faculty of Education and Department of Mathematics, will present specific classroom practices you can use immediately to increase thinking and engagement. K-12 general and special education math teachers are welcome and encouraged to attend with colleagues. The training consists of a one-day workshop at Macomb ISD on Saturday, October 8, followed by three weekly half-hour structured coaching sessions with a DACTM coach. For more information on being a DACTM coach, contact Scot Acre at [log in to unmask] For information about the training, contact Kate Fanelli at [log in to unmask]. Visit the Detroit Area Council of Teachers of Mathematics website for information and registration.

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 (Grades K–2)

  • Multiplication and Division Learning Progressions to Fluency (Grades
    3–6)

  • Eureka Math—study of selected modules (Grades K–8)

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

  • Persevering While Problem Solving (Secondary)
Wayne Regional Educational Services Agency (RESA) Offerings 2015–2016
Wayne RESA’s math offerings are described on the Wayne RESA 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 mathematics 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

May 16 – Foundations of Math
Day 3
Bellaire

May 18 – Foundations of Math
Day 3
Marquette

May 23 and 24 – Foundations of Math
Days 4 and 5
Bellaire

May 26 and 27 – Foundations of Math
Days 4 and 5
Marquette

June 22 – Enhancing Mathematics Instruction for Students With Learning Difficulties
One-Day Preview
Alt+Shift Summer Institute
Traverse City

June 22 – Getting to Know the Delta Math RtI Program
Full-Day Session
Alt+Shift Summer Institute
Traverse City

June 23 – Intervention Strategies for Critical Learning Areas in Mathematics
Full-Day Session
Alt+Shift Summer Institute
Traverse City

October 3 – Making Mathematics Meaningful Through Collaboration Conference
Ann Arbor

October 8 – One-Day Workshop: Building Thinking Classrooms
Clinton Township

(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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