[CSD Math MS] ISD: Mathematics Community Opportunities - Week of January 22, 2018

Duncan, Allison ALLISON.DUNCAN at canyonsdistrict.org
Mon Jan 22 10:52:13 MST 2018

Secondary Math Teachers,

The following email contains information regarding Mathematics Community Opportunities for this week. (information)

Please see email below.

Mathematics Community Opportunities

… January 22, 2018 …

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!


APPLICATIONS DUE February 1, 2018:
Applications for the 2018 cohort of the National STEM Scholar Program are due February 1. This program is designed specifically for middle school science teachers inspiring the next generation of STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) pioneers nationwide.
The National Stem Cell Foundation (NSCF) partners with The Carol Martin Gatton Academy of Mathematics and Science and The Center for Gifted Studies at Western Kentucky University (WKU) to fund ten scholars each year. National STEM Scholars receive professional development in the implementation of STEM projects in the classroom, spend a full day with a national thought leader in STEM education, and build a national network of colleagues for information sharing. STEM Scholar classrooms also have an opportunity to speak with astronauts on the International Space Station during the school year and work directly with providers of space technology education nationwide.
Scholars are selected based solely on the merit of questions answered in the application. The selection committee is not provided with names or locations of applicants.
In 2018, we will graduate our third cohort of National STEM Scholars. Each Scholar receives the following:

  *   Advanced professional development on the campus of WKU June 3-9, 2018. All expenses – travel, lodging, meals – are included
  *   A notebook/tablet (Chromebook or similar) to facilitate ongoing collaboration
  *   A credit of up to $2,500 for technology and supplies to implement a classroom Challenge Project
  *   Sponsored attendance at the National Science Teacher Association (NSTA) Conference in St. Louis in April 2019. All expenses – registration, travel, lodging, meals – are included
  *   Year-long mentorship and support provided by Western Kentucky University faculty
 Applications can be completed at https://www.wku.edu/gifted/nss/application.php<https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__www.wku.edu_gifted_nss_application.php&d=DwMFAg&c=fGrSkuu3YyS91PacIZP0XfO0GRH7JgL5znLEO6-CQG0&r=hD1RgVtVAfjHqM6ipl7VgIa9sOnyksaDjm7Cex6HZqan_jJHJ-cb-QMyiG7IG6q9&m=iduzMFgsnzfG82Uh0jxBniecGaPl7Qk1CiwssxYuN-U&s=HNMHXRuFj_N0GadNt6MKgfphHYIPiPY7Fo5jMi8JtSk&e=>.
To learn more about the National Stem Cell Foundation, please visit https://nationalstemcellfoundation.org<https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__nationalstemcellfoundation.org_&d=DwMFAg&c=fGrSkuu3YyS91PacIZP0XfO0GRH7JgL5znLEO6-CQG0&r=hD1RgVtVAfjHqM6ipl7VgIa9sOnyksaDjm7Cex6HZqan_jJHJ-cb-QMyiG7IG6q9&m=iduzMFgsnzfG82Uh0jxBniecGaPl7Qk1CiwssxYuN-U&s=auBo6fJ4SOUNRX7hQDQDn7423cCCkWI4fOxpZD51vJM&e=>.
 If you have any questions, please contact Tyler Clark (Thomas.clark at wku.edu<mailto:Thomas.clark at wku.edu> or 270-745-6323<tel:(270)%20745-6323>).

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.

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=DwMFAg&c=fGrSkuu3YyS91PacIZP0XfO0GRH7JgL5znLEO6-CQG0&r=hD1RgVtVAfjHqM6ipl7VgIa9sOnyksaDjm7Cex6HZqan_jJHJ-cb-QMyiG7IG6q9&m=iduzMFgsnzfG82Uh0jxBniecGaPl7Qk1CiwssxYuN-U&s=sl8L8lQkgoIGwTZvEYEh2wEXwQ83sIgYfEnjgbhv6Kk&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=DwMFAg&c=fGrSkuu3YyS91PacIZP0XfO0GRH7JgL5znLEO6-CQG0&r=hD1RgVtVAfjHqM6ipl7VgIa9sOnyksaDjm7Cex6HZqan_jJHJ-cb-QMyiG7IG6q9&m=iduzMFgsnzfG82Uh0jxBniecGaPl7Qk1CiwssxYuN-U&s=nuLdH-Enu8l-vnFM55OipccKZLsYWb0AdWi-9P-jyQs&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, 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)



  *   Utah STEM Expo – January 27, 2018

JUNE 2018

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



Utah STEM Expo – January 27, 2018

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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>

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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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