[CSD Math MS] ISD: Professional Learning Opportunities

Duncan, Allison ALLISON.DUNCAN at canyonsdistrict.org
Mon Aug 21 13:41:53 MDT 2017

This email contains information regarding professional learning opportunities available this fall.  Please see email below with details.


Please join us for the Fall USOE online courses in mathematics. Courses start September 7th, 2017 and you can now register through UEN by going here (registration closes September 6th): http://www.uen.org/development/usoe/math/index.shtml

Courses available for enrollment:
·      Principles to Actions: An Overview
·      Magnifying 8th Grade Mathematics
·      Magnifying 6th Grade Mathematics

For more information on each course, please see below:
Principles to Actions: An Overview

Want to increase your capacity to ensure the mathematical success for all students in your classroom, school, and community?  Join us in the Principles to Actions course examining mathematical teaching practices and guiding principles for school mathematics.  The primary source used in this course is the recent NCTM publication Principles to Actions.  Participants will receive an electronic version of the book Principles to Actions (available in print version $28 at NCTM.org<https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__NCTM.org&d=DwMFAg&c=fGrSkuu3YyS91PacIZP0XfO0GRH7JgL5znLEO6-CQG0&r=hD1RgVtVAfjHqM6ipl7VgIa9sOnyksaDjm7Cex6HZqan_jJHJ-cb-QMyiG7IG6q9&m=1TfQCc5ECMjAPptXfsYuriMKksJ7X-Cn9GIi4kdZM1E&s=9FbSDYvVE85A0u3h5SF9sLsOZam_JZYRJozBAFVsSYM&e=>).

Our learning objectives are:

  *   Understand and implement the guiding principles for school mathematics to improve the quality of mathematics instruction.
  *   Understand and implement the mathematical teaching practices to increase student learning.
  *   Work with colleagues to establish an educational community that incorporates mathematical teaching practices and guiding principles.
  *   Increase capacity with content of the Utah core mathematics standards.

Online, 1.0 SUU or USBE credit hour. Course starts September 7th, 2017

Magnifying 8th Grade Mathematics

Eighth grade is an essential part of students’ middle school mathematical experience. In the course, Magnifying 8th grade Mathematics, we will take a deep look into what makes 8thgrade mathematics unique and the essential understandings that every student needs to leave 8th grade knowing to be confident in high school mathematics.  We will identify key differences between the 8th grade and 9th grade concepts so that math educators are familiar with the separation between the two grade levels.  We will also connect prior learning from 7th grade mathematics and discuss how 8th grade teachers can use this to help their student’s become successful in learning the 8th grade core.

Course starts Online, 1.0 SUU or USOE credit hour. Course starts September 7th, 2017

Magnifying 6th Grade Mathematics

  This course highlights connections between sixth grade standards and standards from grades below and beyond sixth grade. Participants will focus on understanding how particular sixth grade standards build conceptual understandings that support future learning while other standards are a procedural culmination of previous grades.

   Math, at all levels, should be taught conceptually with the use of various representations such as concrete models, drawings and diagrams, and equations. This course demonstrates the use of such representations and offers participants the opportunity to engage in creating their own models.

   Participants will gain ideas for engaging students in activities that develop positive attitudes and dispositions, build essential understandings, and promote a growth mindset with regard to mathematics.

Online, 1.0 SUU or USOE credit hour. Course starts September 7th, 2017

Thank you,
Joleigh Honey

Joleigh Honey
STEM Coordinator
Secondary Mathematics Specialist   |   Teaching & Learning   |   Utah State Board of Education
Vice President of Membership   |   Association of State Supervisors of Mathematics  (ASSM)  |   2017 -2019
Past President   |   Utah Council of Teachers of Mathematics  (UCTM)
250 E 500 S | PO Box 144200  | Salt Lake City, 84114-4200
•: 801.538.7794 |  •: joleigh.honey at schools.utah.gov<mailto:joleigh.honey at schools.utah.gov>

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