[CSD Math MS] ISD: Mathematics Community Opportunities - Week of April 9th, 2018

Duncan, Allison ALLISON.DUNCAN at canyonsdistrict.org
Tue Apr 10 09:00:19 MDT 2018

Secondary Mathematics Teachers,

This email contains information regarding up and coming opportunities for math educators. (information only)

Please see email below for information.

Thank you,

ISD Secondary Math Team

Mathematics Community Opportunities

… April 9, 2018 …

Happy Monday! 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:caren.johnson at schools.utah.gov> and it will be included in next weeks opportunities!


New: Elementary STEM Endorsement Summer Classes

Calling all Elementary teachers that would like to earn their Elementary STEM Endorsement. The Utah Science Teachers Association is offering, for FREE, thanks to the STEM Action Center, a full endorsement. The first three classes are offered this summer and the last three will be offered in the summer of 2019. Go to utsta.org<https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__utsta.org_&d=DwMF-g&c=fGrSkuu3YyS91PacIZP0XfO0GRH7JgL5znLEO6-CQG0&r=hD1RgVtVAfjHqM6ipl7VgIa9sOnyksaDjm7Cex6HZqan_jJHJ-cb-QMyiG7IG6q9&m=kxrqSmMqtPrswJeE_B11uLSgM3SGdDSygNPZJK3tIR0&s=C8__NxWOiUCV7qHKsCzxdeDqqYK0jt_L3JRvVoHxAWg&e=> to register and find more details and check out the flyer below. If you have any questions please email dmonson at utsta.org<mailto:dmonson at utsta.org>.

New: Summer USBE Online Courses in Elementary & Secondary Mathematics - May 10th, 2018 - August 1st, 2018
Courses available for enrollment:

  *   Progressions in Place Value for Teachers Grades K-2
  *   Progressions in Fractions for Teachers Grades 3-5
  *   Magnifying 6th Grade Mathematics
  *   Magnifying 8th Grade Mathematics

For more information on each course, please see below:

Progressions in Place Value for Teachers Grades K-2
Place value is an essential foundation in mathematics.  Young mathematicians build understanding through counting, familiarity with the base-ten system, and applying their understanding to the operations of addition and subtraction.  This course, specifically designed for the kindergarten, first, and second grade teachers offers this essential place value content in addition to research-based pedagogy, and a compilation of valuable resources.
Online, 1.0 SUU or USBE credit hour
Instructor: Lise Welch
Register here<https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__uen.gosignmeup.com_public_Course_browse-3Fcourseid-3D3425&d=DwMF-g&c=fGrSkuu3YyS91PacIZP0XfO0GRH7JgL5znLEO6-CQG0&r=hD1RgVtVAfjHqM6ipl7VgIa9sOnyksaDjm7Cex6HZqan_jJHJ-cb-QMyiG7IG6q9&m=kxrqSmMqtPrswJeE_B11uLSgM3SGdDSygNPZJK3tIR0&s=-HbEmJgeia61L_oQ3_Ksdd93t1cqwHdS9nuP6Fu0MFo&e=>

Progressions in Fractions for Teachers Grades 3-5
This course highlights the progression of fraction standards in grades 3-5. Participants will build from a foundation of how a student's development of fractional thinking in grades K-2 leads the way to building a strong conceptual and representational understanding in grades 3-5. Through engaging in reading research, mathematical tasks, discussion posts, and viewing videos of teaching practice, participants will link operation sense within whole numbers to fractions and solidify their understanding of visual fraction models. Participants will deepen their passion for math and develop ways to promote a growth mindset with students.
Online, 1.0 SUU or USBE credit hour
Instructor: Melissa Garber
Register Here<https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__uen.gosignmeup.com_public_Course_browse-3Fcourseid-3D3424&d=DwMF-g&c=fGrSkuu3YyS91PacIZP0XfO0GRH7JgL5znLEO6-CQG0&r=hD1RgVtVAfjHqM6ipl7VgIa9sOnyksaDjm7Cex6HZqan_jJHJ-cb-QMyiG7IG6q9&m=kxrqSmMqtPrswJeE_B11uLSgM3SGdDSygNPZJK3tIR0&s=O5ZsR8LCKfcTQNKatq_IkIlYaDFkgNC-xazJdos3pNQ&e=>

Magnifying 6th Grade Mathematics

This course highlights connections between sixth grade standards and standards from previous grades as well as 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 USBE credit hour
Instructor: Rebecca Elder
Register Here<https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__uen.gosignmeup.com_public_Course_browse-3Fcourseid-3D3424&d=DwMF-g&c=fGrSkuu3YyS91PacIZP0XfO0GRH7JgL5znLEO6-CQG0&r=hD1RgVtVAfjHqM6ipl7VgIa9sOnyksaDjm7Cex6HZqan_jJHJ-cb-QMyiG7IG6q9&m=kxrqSmMqtPrswJeE_B11uLSgM3SGdDSygNPZJK3tIR0&s=O5ZsR8LCKfcTQNKatq_IkIlYaDFkgNC-xazJdos3pNQ&e=>

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 8th grade 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.
Online, 1.0 SUU or USBE credit hour
Instructor: Rachel Rolf
Register Here<https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__uen.gosignmeup.com_public_Course_browse-3Fcourseid-3D3424&d=DwMF-g&c=fGrSkuu3YyS91PacIZP0XfO0GRH7JgL5znLEO6-CQG0&r=hD1RgVtVAfjHqM6ipl7VgIa9sOnyksaDjm7Cex6HZqan_jJHJ-cb-QMyiG7IG6q9&m=kxrqSmMqtPrswJeE_B11uLSgM3SGdDSygNPZJK3tIR0&s=O5ZsR8LCKfcTQNKatq_IkIlYaDFkgNC-xazJdos3pNQ&e=>


UCTM Conference Presentation Proposals Due May 1st

To all Utah Math Educators, Special Education Teachers, Coaches, and Administrators,
We are excited to announce the annual Utah Council of Teachers of Mathematics Conference, themed "Mathematics Elevated"!  The conference will be held on October 12th-13th, 2018 at the Canyons School District (exact location TBA).  Please complete the Speaker Proposal form on the UCTM website  (http://www.utahctm.org/2018-presentation-proposal-form.html<https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__www.utahctm.org_2018-2Dpresentation-2Dproposal-2Dform.html&d=DwMF-g&c=fGrSkuu3YyS91PacIZP0XfO0GRH7JgL5znLEO6-CQG0&r=hD1RgVtVAfjHqM6ipl7VgIa9sOnyksaDjm7Cex6HZqan_jJHJ-cb-QMyiG7IG6q9&m=kxrqSmMqtPrswJeE_B11uLSgM3SGdDSygNPZJK3tIR0&s=nqzErkM-yxhWIwbFfQJBLSre6Inl_HpLcIwuNAFPyPk&e=>) by May 1, 2018.    All presentations should encompass the mindset of high expectations and access to learning for all students.  Your course should also be framed around high quality instruction; access, equity, power and identity; learning communities; and/or mathematical content knowledge. We look forward to seeing your application.  Encourage others to apply so we will have some rich, diverse, and enlightening presentations!

Mind Research, the parent company who owns and manages ST Math, one of the STEM Action Center’s available programs through their grant, is hiring a local representative for the state of Utah. Click on the link for further information if you are interested. Click here for more information:  https://www.mindresearch.org/careers/jijijobs/?p=job%2FoPMZ6fwq


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=DwMF-g&c=fGrSkuu3YyS91PacIZP0XfO0GRH7JgL5znLEO6-CQG0&r=hD1RgVtVAfjHqM6ipl7VgIa9sOnyksaDjm7Cex6HZqan_jJHJ-cb-QMyiG7IG6q9&m=kxrqSmMqtPrswJeE_B11uLSgM3SGdDSygNPZJK3tIR0&s=hcIdvRuTVIrUKWHPt8KDDEg4UA_-9XGakdlEPIKMAxY&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:
MAY 2018

  *   Summer USBE Online Courses in Elementary & Secondary Mathematics - May 10th, 2018 - August 1st, 2018

JUNE 2018

  *   UTSTA.org - Elementary STEM Endorsement classes - BYU & Oak Canyon Jr. High - June 4, 18, & 25, 2018
  *   Free Workshop for STEM Teachers!: June 11 - 15, 2018
  *   Math + Dance – Weber State University:  June 11 – 15, 2018


The YMCA of Northern Utah is now offering STEM Summer Day Camps at both Weber State University's Ogden and Davis campuses!

YMCA STEM Summer Day Camp offers an opportunity for youth ages 5-12 (ages 5-15 in Ogden) to explore and learn while having a blast. This full-day camp is specially designed to combat summer learning loss, and every week features a different STEM topic and includes a field trip and swimming day.

Families can register online at ymcautah.org<https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__ymcautah.org_&d=DwMF-g&c=fGrSkuu3YyS91PacIZP0XfO0GRH7JgL5znLEO6-CQG0&r=hD1RgVtVAfjHqM6ipl7VgIa9sOnyksaDjm7Cex6HZqan_jJHJ-cb-QMyiG7IG6q9&m=kxrqSmMqtPrswJeE_B11uLSgM3SGdDSygNPZJK3tIR0&s=qnJaICqaaOk9pKplmd9dbcVaAlF8qkt2DQKrL2-XIG8&e=> or call 801.839.3385 for questions. Financial assistance is available to any family.

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The Y makes accessible the support and opportunities that empower people and communities to learn, grow and thrive.

The YMCA loves to partner with local educators and STEM experts! If you would like to be a guest presenter and offer your favorite STEM lesson at camp then please contact Anthony Lambert,alambert at ymcautah.org<mailto:alambert at ymcautah.org>.

Anthony Lambert
Director of Day Camps
YMCA of Northern Utah
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"Curiosity is the engine of achievement." - Sir Ken Robinson


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, 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)


­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­ JUNE 2018

UTSTA.org - Elementary STEM Endorsement classes:

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Free Workshop for STEM Teachers!: June 11-15, 2018

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We can accommodate up to about 30 attendees, and the ASM foundation may be able to assist with housing at the University of Utah for those who have to travel some distance.  We can also accept teachers from ID, CO, WY and NV.

Visit: www.asmfoundation.org<https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__www.asmfoundation.org&d=DwMF-g&c=fGrSkuu3YyS91PacIZP0XfO0GRH7JgL5znLEO6-CQG0&r=hD1RgVtVAfjHqM6ipl7VgIa9sOnyksaDjm7Cex6HZqan_jJHJ-cb-QMyiG7IG6q9&m=kxrqSmMqtPrswJeE_B11uLSgM3SGdDSygNPZJK3tIR0&s=gMc1dvubci7cQ3uRXi-W0TtGzrlCU5t7jqExRXaVCxQ&e=>
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Who we are. The ASM Materials Education Foundation provides for the advancement of scientific and engineering knowledge through its support of education and research.


Math + Dance – Weber State University:  June 11 – 15, 2018

 Dear Math Educators,

You are invited to apply for a week-long professional development opportunity for middle and high school mathematics teachers to learn how to use physical problem solving to teach mathematical concepts.  These researched activities are accessible and adaptable for everyone; dance experience is not necessary though welcomed.

Math + Dance

Weber State University

Ogden, Utah

June 11-15, 2018


Selected participants will receive a $500 stipend, $100 for travel expenses (additional travel scholarships will be awarded for long-distances travelers), on campus housing, breakfast and lunches, and a complete Math + Dance course packet with activities ready for classroom implementation.

For more information contact Rachel Bachman (rachelbachman1 at weber.edu<mailto:rachelbachman1 at weber.edu>) or Erik Stern (estern at weber.edu<mailto:estern at weber.edu>).  Please forward this on to any teachers that may be interested in the opportunity.

Best to you,


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

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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