[CSD Math MS] ISD: Mathematics Community Opportunities - Week of November 13, 2017

Duncan, Allison ALLISON.DUNCAN at canyonsdistrict.org
Mon Nov 13 11:22:36 MST 2017

Secondary Math Teachers,

This email contains information about the mathematics community opportunities for this week.

Please see the email below.

Thank you,

ISD Secondary Math Team
Allison Duncan
Rachel Marshall

From: SMECCSecondary <smeccsecondary-bounces at lists.uen.org> on behalf of "Johnson, Caren" <Caren.Johnson at schools.utah.gov>
Date: Monday, November 13, 2017 at 10:22 AM
Subject: [SMECC Secondary] Mathematics Community Opportunities - Week of November 13, 2017

Mathematics Community Opportunities

November 13, 2017

Here is an update of this weeks exciting mathematics opportunities for our community! Please check out the experiences below to become more engaged in the mathematics community around us.  If you have anything you would like to have included in these weekly e-mails, send the information to Caren Johnson at:  caren.johnson at schools.utah.gov<mailto:caren.johnson at schools.utah.gov> and it will be included in next weeks opportunities!


Welcome to the CenturyLink Teachers and Technology Grant Site
The CenturyLink Teachers and Technology Grant Program is a competitive grant open to PreK-12 public and private school teachers in CenturyLink's residential service areas and the following core Corporate locations: Ouachita Parish, LA; Johnson County, KS; St. Louis County, MO; Tulsa County, OK. The program, funded by the CenturyLink Clarke M. Williams Foundation, is designed to help teachers innovatively implement technology in their classrooms to increase student achievement.
Awards and Eligibility
The CenturyLink Clarke M. Williams Foundation will consider requests of up to $5,000 submitted by full-time classroom teachers employed by a public or private school in a CenturyLink residential service area or the Corporate locations listed above.
Schools do not have to be a CenturyLink customer to apply but must be located in a CenturyLink service area where CenturyLink provides residential phone service or in one of the counties/parish listed above.
Applicants will be required to sign a certification document stating that they have no role in the purchasing decisions for the school or school district's technology or telecommunication services.
Previous applicants may apply on an annual basis.

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Teachers Guide
Please review this guide in full before submitting your application. Application Guide for Teachers<https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__online.foundationsource.com_centurylink_2017-5F18-2520CenturyLink-2520Teachers-2520and-2520Technology-2520grants-5FTEACHERS-2520GUIDE-2520-28002-29.pdf&d=DwMFAg&c=fGrSkuu3YyS91PacIZP0XfO0GRH7JgL5znLEO6-CQG0&r=hD1RgVtVAfjHqM6ipl7VgIa9sOnyksaDjm7Cex6HZqan_jJHJ-cb-QMyiG7IG6q9&m=tp3E75e9zU9mBzbaZHDxrNFnZQK2d1iQkilrWynvwvI&s=6eLYiRPNBhfozwWsF2BIBKBh5kiE5x4PRNHtTBNY1x8&e=>
Application Deadline and Notification
·         Applications will be accepted from October 1, 2017 until January 12, 2018.
·         The review process will be completed and grants presented April 1 - May 15, 2018.
All applicants will be notified of their application status by May 15, 2018.

Please use this link to access the application:

Math Teacher's Circle 2017-2018

Math Teacher's Circle will be held the first Thursday of each month, alternating between Westlake HS and Taylorsville HS from 4-6pm. Any and all math teachers, as well as any other interested parties may attend and are encouraged to do so.

What is a Math Teacher's Circle? It is like a book club for math. We first start with a delicious meal while informally socializing. After about half an hour we jump in and work on an interesting math problem in small groups. After about an hour of productive struggle, we come together and share our solution strategies and discuss implications of using this type of approach in our math classes and other pedagogical issues.

Math Teacher's Circles are fun and invigorating. You work with quality people. You discuss interesting ideas. It is free and you get free food. And you will be done in time to spend the evening with your family.

Give it a try! After the first meeting, you can decide if it is for you.  And you might even want to recruit others to come.

For more information, or just to let me know you are coming so I can plan for food, contact me, Troy Jones: tjones at alpinedistrict.org<mailto:tjones at alpinedistrict.org>

All other dates:
Thursday, December 7th      Taylorsville HS (room G204)
Thursday, January 4th          Westlake HS (room C132)
Thursday, February 1st        Taylorsville HS (room G204)
Thursday, March 1st            Westlake HS (room C132)
Thursday, April 12th             Taylorsville HS  (room G204) (April 5th is during Spring Break)
Thursday, May 3rd               Westlake HS (room C132)



  *   The Leonardo's Educator Newsletter – November 2017
  *   Albert Einstein Distinguished Educator Fellowship Program Application is open - Application Deadline is NOVEMBER 16, 2017


•         Free STEM Competition for U.S. High Schools – January 13, 2018



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Albert Einstein Distinguished Educator Fellowship Program Application is open – Application Deadline is NOVEMBER 16, 2017

Albert Einstein Distinguished Educator Fellowship (AEF) program is now accepting applications. Applications are due November 16, 2017 8:00 PM Eastern Time. More information and applications can be submitted at: https://science.energy.gov/wdts/Einstein<https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__science.energy.gov_wdts_Einstein&d=DwMFAg&c=fGrSkuu3YyS91PacIZP0XfO0GRH7JgL5znLEO6-CQG0&r=hD1RgVtVAfjHqM6ipl7VgIa9sOnyksaDjm7Cex6HZqan_jJHJ-cb-QMyiG7IG6q9&m=tp3E75e9zU9mBzbaZHDxrNFnZQK2d1iQkilrWynvwvI&s=Iel_VgudjpNHwY58rdKxO5YYtCrOapvtzclgfliB68g&e=>

Program Overview

The Albert Einstein Distinguished Educator Fellowship (AEF) Program provides a unique opportunity for accomplished K-12 educators in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) to serve in the national education arena. Fellows spend eleven months working in Federal agencies or in U.S. Congressional offices, applying their extensive knowledge and classroom experiences to national education program and/or education policy efforts. At the end of the Fellowship, educators are prepared to return home, equipped with access to a national network of education leaders and programs, a better understanding of the challenges and possibilities in STEM education, and a renewed passion for teaching, ready to make significant contributions to their schools and school districts.

Current sponsoring agencies include: the Department of Energy (DOE), the National Science Foundation (NSF), and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). The DOE sponsors up to four placements in congressional offices.

The Albert Einstein Distinguished Educator Fellowship Act (Fellowship Act Public Law 103-382, Improving America’s Schools Act of 1994) was signed into law in November 1994 and gives the DOE the responsibility for managing the program. The DOE Office of Science’s Office of Workforce Development for Teachers and Scientists (WDTS) manages this program for DOE in collaboration with the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) and other partners.

Some outstanding contributions of past AEF Program Fellows include:

·         Designing new elements of national STEM education programs;

·         Implementing major components of national STEM education programs;

·         Initiating collaborations and partnerships among Federal agencies;

·         Drafting legislation and advising on policies that seek to improve K-12 education in the United States;

·         Creating web-based science education tools; and

·         Establishing and evaluating national and regional programs centered on school reform and teacher preparation in STEM.

Please go to their site for information, applications, and questions - https://science.energy.gov/wdts/Einstein<https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__science.energy.gov_wdts_Einstein&d=DwMFAg&c=fGrSkuu3YyS91PacIZP0XfO0GRH7JgL5znLEO6-CQG0&r=hD1RgVtVAfjHqM6ipl7VgIa9sOnyksaDjm7Cex6HZqan_jJHJ-cb-QMyiG7IG6q9&m=tp3E75e9zU9mBzbaZHDxrNFnZQK2d1iQkilrWynvwvI&s=Iel_VgudjpNHwY58rdKxO5YYtCrOapvtzclgfliB68g&e=>



Free STEM Competition for U.S. High Schools – January 13, 2018

The General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) hosts an annual competition, the Aviation Design Challenge, to promote STEM skills in U.S. high school students through aviation. We recently opened registration for the 2018 competition, and are hoping you can help us spread the word to Utah high schools.

The competition is open to the first 110 high schools that enter or until Jan. 13, 2018. There are 51 slots left. The competition is free – we provide a curriculum and software through a partnership with Fly to Learn and X-Plane. The winning team receives an all-expenses-paid, two-week trip to experience general aviation manufacturing firsthand.

You can learn more about the Aviation Design Challenge, and register, on our website<https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__bit.ly_2idxzkF&d=DwMFAg&c=fGrSkuu3YyS91PacIZP0XfO0GRH7JgL5znLEO6-CQG0&r=hD1RgVtVAfjHqM6ipl7VgIa9sOnyksaDjm7Cex6HZqan_jJHJ-cb-QMyiG7IG6q9&m=tp3E75e9zU9mBzbaZHDxrNFnZQK2d1iQkilrWynvwvI&s=XXodddVXsEVk2PAi3GVNsVEQ4W1OVpz8mmC_qnxgBlg&e=>.

For information contact

Sarah McCann

Director of Communications

General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA)

Office: +1 202-393-1500

Cell: +1 315-796-1560


Please note:  These are opportunities that have been requested to be shared with the Utah math and science teacher community.  The Utah State Board of Education has not specifically vetted or endorsed the programs shared.  Any concerns or questions should be directed at the organizations associated specifically with the event.

Thank you,

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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Shannon Ference
Elementary Mathematics Specialist
Gifted and Talented Facilitator
Teaching and Learning  | Utah State Board of Education
250 E 500 S | PO Box 144200  | Salt Lake City, UT 84114-4200
801.538.7617<tel:(801)%20538-7617> |  Shannon.Ference at schools.utah.gov<mailto:Shannon.Ference at schools.utah.gov>
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