[CSD Math MS] ISD: Mathematics Community Opportunities - Week of October 23rd, 2017

Duncan, Allison ALLISON.DUNCAN at canyonsdistrict.org
Mon Oct 23 16:24:10 MDT 2017

Secondary Math Teachers,

This email contains information regarding mathematics opportunities for this week.

Please see email below.

Thank you,

ISD Secondary Math Team

From: SMECCSecondary <smeccsecondary-bounces at lists.uen.org<mailto:smeccsecondary-bounces at lists.uen.org>> on behalf of "Ausmus, Christina" <Christina.Ausmus at schools.utah.gov<mailto:Christina.Ausmus at schools.utah.gov>>
Date: Monday, October 23, 2017 at 4:03 PM
Cc: "Johnson, Caren" <Caren.Johnson at schools.utah.gov<mailto:Caren.Johnson at schools.utah.gov>>
Subject: [SMECC Secondary] Mathematics Community Opportunities - Week of October 23rd, 2017

Mathematics Community Opportunities

October 23, 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 Christina Ausmus at:  christina.ausmus at schools.utah.gov<mailto:christina.ausmus at schools.utah.gov> and it will be included in next weeks opportunities!



Welcome to the CenturyLink Teachers and Technology Grant Site - **NEW THIS WEEK

Overview -
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.
2016 - 2017 Recipients<https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__news.centurylink.com_-5Fir_200_20174_2016-2D17-2520TT-2520winners-2520for-2520ONLINE.pdf&d=DwMF-g&c=fGrSkuu3YyS91PacIZP0XfO0GRH7JgL5znLEO6-CQG0&r=hD1RgVtVAfjHqM6ipl7VgIa9sOnyksaDjm7Cex6HZqan_jJHJ-cb-QMyiG7IG6q9&m=IRQ6kaEaknW9oDJOkMH4AHnPBwNiuAlIVQIG7iaxLg8&s=dhnJuysxJk270lyoSEurdSO5XOmOmBUNPbNIhup7AJU&e=>
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=DwMF-g&c=fGrSkuu3YyS91PacIZP0XfO0GRH7JgL5znLEO6-CQG0&r=hD1RgVtVAfjHqM6ipl7VgIa9sOnyksaDjm7Cex6HZqan_jJHJ-cb-QMyiG7IG6q9&m=IRQ6kaEaknW9oDJOkMH4AHnPBwNiuAlIVQIG7iaxLg8&s=3INOtAM86Jc6_rGGAC7pg4n2Dg-4V8JwXicFjrsk2p8&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:
Rick Gaisford
Educational Technology Specialist
Utah State Board of Education
250 E 500 S
P.O. Box 144200
Salt Lake City, UT 84114-4200


Nominate a student now for the

CenturyLink STEM Excellence Award!

The Utah Jazz and CenturyLink are partnering with the STEM Action Center to recognize outstanding students that have demonstrated their commitment and passion for excellence in their STEM efforts in school and their community!

We are accepting nominations for your outstanding student to be recognized…at a Utah Jazz game!

·         Do you have a student that has a passion for STEM?

·         A student that has set goals and proven that they have what it takes to achieve those goals?

·         A student that knows that setting and making goals in the classroom are as important as those made on a basketball court?

·         A student that has shown great growth in the past year?

<https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__click.icptrack.com_icp_relay.php-3Fr-3D48883406-26msgid-3D466170-26act-3DSERC-26c-3D750988-26destination-3Dhttp-253A-252F-252Fstem.utah.gov-252Fcenturylinkstemexcellenceaward-252F&d=DwMF-g&c=fGrSkuu3YyS91PacIZP0XfO0GRH7JgL5znLEO6-CQG0&r=hD1RgVtVAfjHqM6ipl7VgIa9sOnyksaDjm7Cex6HZqan_jJHJ-cb-QMyiG7IG6q9&m=IRQ6kaEaknW9oDJOkMH4AHnPBwNiuAlIVQIG7iaxLg8&s=e5nLeS5lg6Gy9iW3ywR9IygNPJCL9GWFCMmtGuttdQg&e=>To nominate a student, please visit: https://stem.utah.gov/centurylinkstemexcellenceaward/<https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__stem.utah.gov_centurylinkstemexcellenceaward_&d=DwMF-g&c=fGrSkuu3YyS91PacIZP0XfO0GRH7JgL5znLEO6-CQG0&r=hD1RgVtVAfjHqM6ipl7VgIa9sOnyksaDjm7Cex6HZqan_jJHJ-cb-QMyiG7IG6q9&m=IRQ6kaEaknW9oDJOkMH4AHnPBwNiuAlIVQIG7iaxLg8&s=xkLsP7GCVv9_2wZGqYPpL4EHwmvVVGcG2zU4Q9VOnoI&e=>



  *   Welcome to the CenturyLink Teachers and Technology Grant Site
  *   The Leonardo's Educator Newsletter - October 2017
  *   Math Teacher's Circle - Beginning October 2017 (1st Thursday of every month until May 2018, details listed below)


  *   Utah Council of Teachers of Mathematics (UCTM) Annual Statewide Leadership Conference - November 9th, 2017 11:30 am - 4:00 pm
  *   Expanding Your Horizons 2017 - Save the Date: Saturday, November 11, 2017 from 8:30 am to 1:30 pm
  *   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 ***NEW This Week

MARCH 2018

·         Thanksgiving Point – ECO Challenge – March 2018





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, November 2nd      Westlake HS (room C132)
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)




NOVEMBER 9th 2017

Hello Mathematics Education Leaders in Utah,

The Utah Council of Teachers of Mathematics (UCTM) is excited to announce that we are holding our Annual Leadership Conference- Maximizing Leadership on November 9th from 11:30 am – 4:00 pm. This conference is intended for anyone who has a mathematics leadership position, including coaches, administrators, and LEA math representatives.

We would like to personally invite you to come to our conference to connect with others in the Utah math leadership community. Our keynote speaker will be Diana Suddreth who is the current director of teaching and learning. Please register and encourage others to register at <https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__www.utahctm.org_&d=DwMF-g&c=fGrSkuu3YyS91PacIZP0XfO0GRH7JgL5znLEO6-CQG0&r=hD1RgVtVAfjHqM6ipl7VgIa9sOnyksaDjm7Cex6HZqan_jJHJ-cb-QMyiG7IG6q9&m=IRQ6kaEaknW9oDJOkMH4AHnPBwNiuAlIVQIG7iaxLg8&s=VIkhS8J7NY5rIbLoXV8zRLrPJX0W_UFutm4QilqQTUk&e=> http://www.utahctm.org/<https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__www.utahctm.org_&d=DwMF-g&c=fGrSkuu3YyS91PacIZP0XfO0GRH7JgL5znLEO6-CQG0&r=hD1RgVtVAfjHqM6ipl7VgIa9sOnyksaDjm7Cex6HZqan_jJHJ-cb-QMyiG7IG6q9&m=IRQ6kaEaknW9oDJOkMH4AHnPBwNiuAlIVQIG7iaxLg8&s=VIkhS8J7NY5rIbLoXV8zRLrPJX0W_UFutm4QilqQTUk&e=> for only $40.

We hope to see you and your colleagues there.

Amy Kinder, MSEd

I am inspired and delighted to work with so many wonderful teachers and administrators at Union Middle School. We are all committed to excellence in teaching at Union EVERY DAY for EVERY STUDENT.



Expanding Your Horizons!!



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=DwMF-g&c=fGrSkuu3YyS91PacIZP0XfO0GRH7JgL5znLEO6-CQG0&r=hD1RgVtVAfjHqM6ipl7VgIa9sOnyksaDjm7Cex6HZqan_jJHJ-cb-QMyiG7IG6q9&m=IRQ6kaEaknW9oDJOkMH4AHnPBwNiuAlIVQIG7iaxLg8&s=Lu2yd_XV0d7JXpg2Mc3e1k_bgcd5K5LJRFKAI_1K8Oo&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=DwMF-g&c=fGrSkuu3YyS91PacIZP0XfO0GRH7JgL5znLEO6-CQG0&r=hD1RgVtVAfjHqM6ipl7VgIa9sOnyksaDjm7Cex6HZqan_jJHJ-cb-QMyiG7IG6q9&m=IRQ6kaEaknW9oDJOkMH4AHnPBwNiuAlIVQIG7iaxLg8&s=Lu2yd_XV0d7JXpg2Mc3e1k_bgcd5K5LJRFKAI_1K8Oo&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=DwMF-g&c=fGrSkuu3YyS91PacIZP0XfO0GRH7JgL5znLEO6-CQG0&r=hD1RgVtVAfjHqM6ipl7VgIa9sOnyksaDjm7Cex6HZqan_jJHJ-cb-QMyiG7IG6q9&m=IRQ6kaEaknW9oDJOkMH4AHnPBwNiuAlIVQIG7iaxLg8&s=DHNTaYkalKgmn9KeTMqd3LS5j8rFxRsaiJWTCPVFdcY&e=>.

For information contact

Sarah McCann

Director of Communications

General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA)

Office: +1 202-393-1500

Cell: +1 315-796-1560


MARCH 2018

Thanksgiving Point – ECO Challenge

Dear Middle & High School Teachers,

On behalf of Thanksgiving Point, we formally invite you and your students to be involved in the Explore, Create, Observe (ECO)  Challenge during the 2017/2018 school year!

What is the ECO Challenge?

The ECO Challenge is a multidisciplinary, environmental education program designed to give high school students, grades 7th-12th, the opportunity to learn about green careers and how they can make a difference in their communities. By appealing to their innate sense of creativity and curiosity, ECO Challenge invites students to investigate difficult environmental challenges, devise imaginative and effective responses, and take action to address them.

Beginning in the Fall of 2017, students are invited to our Green Careers Day, where they can meet professionals working in science and engineering careers from state agencies, industry, and non-profit organizations. They learn about the needs of these groups related to the challenge and spend the next several months designing and prototyping solutions to address the challenge in ways that make sense to them. From producing public service announcements to inventions in aid conservation efforts, students selected unique and authentic ways to contribute their ideas and solutions. In the spring, students present their prototype products to industry representatives and compete for prizes that help their schools provide real-world environmental science in the coming year.

Last year was a resounding success, with more than 700 students participating from 15 different schools across the state. One student comments:

“The ECO Challenge showed me that a lot of people in the world care for the environment, and that I wasn’t alone or trying to help something that was impossible to save.”

We are really looking forward to next year and are excited for what we have planned to make ECO Challenge 2017/2018 an even bigger success! Green Careers Day is planned for September 21, 2018, so be sure to mark your calendars for the beginning of this program.

If you would like to know more about the ECO Challenge or would like to sign up your school/classroom, please reach out to Lindsey McBride, Community Experiences Coordinator, 801.768.7480<tel:(801)%20768-7480> or challenge at thanksgivingpoint.org<mailto:challenge at thanksgivingpoint.org>.

We hope you will immerse your students in an authentic, hands-on environmental science program!


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>

To subscribe to the Secondary Mathematics mailing list for emails about Utah mathematics events, professional development, and more visit: https://lists.uen.org/mailman/listinfo/secondarymath

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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