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Algebra Readiness for Every Student: An NCTM Interactive Institute for Grades 6-8
Audience: Teachers, Administrators, Teacher Leaders and Supervisors

Immerse yourself in two and a half days of professional development dedicated to algebra readiness, and walk away with practical methods to prepare your students for success. Our Interactive Institute offers a variety of activities and instructional techniques to give your students opportunities to develop strong algebraic reasoning skills. You’ll also learn strategies that will help align with the Common Core State Standards while giving your students the tools they need to succeed.

July 8-10, 2013 • Hilton New Orleans Riverside • New Orleans, Louisiana

Source: The National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM)
Submitted: 12/18/2012 02:02:18 PM | Published: 12/18/2012 02:02:19 PM

CCSSO Core Webinar Series
Audience: States, Educators, Teacher Educators, Administrators, Curriculum Developers

For information on CCSSO webinars on Common Core implementation in English language arts and mathematics, please visit the webpage.

Source: the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO)
Submitted: 12/8/2012 08:25:03 PM | Published: 12/8/2012 08:25:05 PM

Connecting Number and Operations in the Classroom: An NCTM Interactive Institute for Grades Pre-K-5
Audience: Teachers, Administrators, Teacher Leaders and Supervisors

Join us in New Orleans for this new Interactive Institute focused on number and operations. This Institute enables participants to understand the importance of the development of a sense of number with a particular focus on conceptual understanding, procedural fluency, and applications.

July 11-13, 2013 • Hilton New Orleans Riverside • New Orleans, Louisiana

Source: The National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM)
Submitted: 12/18/2012 01:54:05 PM | Published: 12/18/2012 01:56:53 PM

Curriculum Materials Analysis Tools
Audience: Teachers, Administrators, Teacher Leaders and Supervisors

The Curriculum Materials Analysis Tools provides a set of tools with objective measures and information to guide selection of mathematics curriculum materials based on evidence of the materials’ alignment with the CCSSM and support for implementation of the CCSSM in classrooms.

The tools were developed by a national team with expertise in mathematics, mathematics education, and school administration to assist textbook selection committees, school administrators, and teachers in the selection of curriculum materials that support implementation of the new CCSSM.

The CCSS Curriculum Materials Analysis Project manual is divided into the following sections for ease of use:

  • Executive Summary
  • User’s Guide
  • Tool 1 – Mathematics Content Alignment (K-5, 6-8, 9-12)
  • Tool 2 – Standards for Mathematical Practices Alignment
  • Tool 3 – Overarching Considerations – Equity, Assessment, and Technology
  • Professional Development Facilitator Guide
  • Facilitator Guide PowerPointSlides
Source: University of Louisville, the National Council of Supervisors of Mathematics NCSM), and the Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators (AMTE)
Submitted: 2/13/2012 11:16:27 AM | Published: 9/17/2012 03:24:54 PM

Cutting to the “Common Core” in Mathematics: An NCTM Interactive Institute for Grades 6-8
Audience: Teachers

Join NCTM in Orlando for Cutting to the “Common Core” in Mathematics—a new Interactive Institute for grades 6-8. Increase your knowledge of mathematics content related to the Common Core domains in the middle grades, and learn strategies that will help align your instruction with the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics.

February 27-28, 2013 • Renaissance Orlando at Sea World • Orlando, Florida

Source: The National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM)
Submitted: 12/18/2012 01:49:50 PM | Published: 12/18/2012 01:51:43 PM

Engaging Students in Learning: Mathematical Practices and Process Standards: An NCTM Interactive Institute for Grades 9-12
Audience: Teachers, Administrators, Teacher Leaders and Supervisors

Join us in Washington, DC for an interactive professional learning experience that enables high school mathematics teachers to effectively address the Common Core mathematical practices and NCTM process standards.

August 1-3, 2013 • Renaissance Washington, DC Downtown Hotel • Washington, DC

Source: The National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM)
Submitted: 12/18/2012 02:04:19 PM | Published: 12/18/2012 02:04:20 PM

Guidance for Governors on Common Core
Audience: Governors and their staff

Realizing the Potential:How Governors Can Lead Effective Implementation of the Common Core State Standards, provides governors and other state policymakers with guidance to transition their school systems to the Common Core State Standards.

Implementing the CCSS will be challenging because it will require significant changes in instruction, assessment, educator preparation and development, curriculum and materials, and accountability measures. Nevertheless, governors and other state policymakers can play a critical leadership role in supporting implementation of the CCSS. Governors' authority over education and the tools with which they can take action vary considerably from state to state, yet all governors should consider taking the following actions to support implementing the CCSS:

  • Communicate a vision for reform;
  • Identify performance goals and measure progress;
  • Engage key leaders from education, business, and philanthropy;
  • Build educator capacity;
  • Lead transitions in state assessments and accountability policy;
  • Support local development and acquisition of new curricula and materials; and
  • Maximize resources and share costs.
Source: National Governors Association (NGA)
Submitted: 12/2/2011 04:48:36 PM | Published: 12/6/2011 10:45:32 AM

Hunt Institute Common Core Videos
Audience: Educators, Policymakers, Parents

The Hunt Institute videos were developed to help diverse groups — educators, policymakers, parents — better understand the breadth and depth of the Standards and how they will improve teaching, make classrooms better, create shared expectations, and cultivate lifelong learning for all students. There are specific video collections Introducing the Common Core and detailed videos on the Math Standards.

These vignettes can be used in a number of ways — including, but not limited to:
  • Start compelling conversations about setting state or district policy goals, orienting staff to new classroom demands, assessing professional development tools, and creating local curricula and instructional materials.
  • Help educators understand the major changes and advances in their state standards and their impact on what happens in classrooms.
    - Use as strong lead-ins to teacher and administrator engagement in implementation and in setting higher expectations for students.
  • Help parents understand the true essence of the Standards — why changes were important, what will be different in the educational experiences of their children, and how shared expectations—between parents and teachers — can help support children’s learning.
  • Galvanize support for schools — educating parents and community leaders toward a shared goal of helping all students succeed.
Source: The Hunt Institute, The Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO)
Submitted: 12/2/2011 04:44:34 PM | Published: 9/17/2012 03:26:46 PM

Inside Mathematics
Audience: Educators, Teacher Educators, Administrators

The Inside Mathematics website is dedicated to collecting and sharing resources and tools to guide and support mathematics teaching and learning for purposes of classroom use, professional development, and administration leadership. Inside Mathematics is in the process of aligning its resources with the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics. Sign up to be notified by email as resources are added.

Source: The Noyce Foundation, Silicon Valley Mathematics Initiative (SVMI)
Submitted: 7/14/2011 05:17:30 PM | Published: 12/2/2011 06:58:52 PM

NCSM Activities for Illustrating the Mathematical Practices
Audience: Teachers, Teacher Educators, Teacher Leaders & Supervisors

These ready-to-use professional development materials are designed to help teachers understand the Standards for Mathematical Practice and implement them in their classrooms. The Noyce Foundation's Inside Mathematicswebsite provides the core resources for these materials. Each module supports a 1.5- to 3-hour session that focuses on one or two of the mathematical practices and is:
  • Anchored by a high demand mathematics task
  • Situated in classroom practice, with classroom video and/or samples of student work
  • Presented in PowerPoint format with slide annotations on the Notes pages to support facilitation
  • Designed to be used individually or in combination with other modules. 

Introduction to the CCSS and the Standards for Mathematical Practice

Reasoning and Unpacking Others' Reasoning for grades 4-6

Modeling and Viable Arguments for grades 6-8

Source: National Council of Supervisors of Mathematics (NCSM)
Submitted: 3/23/2012 10:17:45 AM | Published: 3/23/2012 10:30:31 AM

NCSM Coaching Corner
Audience: Teachers, Teacher Leaders & Supervisors, Administrators

The purpose of the Coaching Corner is to support specialists, coaches and leaders of coaching programs as they progress through the stages of leadership growth outlined in theNCSM PRIME Leadership Framework. The framework addresses the questions: "What does an effective mathematics education leader need to know?" and "What does an accomplished leader do?" with respect to Equity, Teaching & Learning, Curriculum, and Assessment. Coaching Corner points to key aspects of knowledge that specifically apply to coaches and coaching programs and provides resources to support a specialist, coach or leader in gaining such knowledge.

Resources for Coaches:Resources to support specialist with mathematical knowledge, pedagogical knowledge, and relationships

Resources for Coaching Leaders:Resources to support leaders of coaching programs with information on types of coaching programs and a link to examples of district models.

Professional Learning Opportunities:Link to conferences and workshops, Graduate Degree Programs and mathematics Specialist Certifications/Endorsements

FAQs:Answers to frequently asked questions.

Links:Links to supportive websites.

Source: National Council of Supervisors of Mathematics (NCSM)
Submitted: 9/17/2012 03:23:04 PM | Published: 9/17/2012 03:23:05 PM

NCSM Great Tasks for Mathematics
Audience: Teachers, Teacher Educators, Teacher Leaders & Supervisors

The Great Tasks for Mathematics project is a collection of tasks to support implementation of the CCSS. Many of these tasks are drawn from existing sources. Each task includes:
  • Teacher Notes that provide an overview of the task, the Common Core State Standards Content and Practices standards that the task requires
  • Activity Launch that addresses key prerequisite understandings and assesses student readiness for the task
  • Core Task with which students are expected, individually and collaboratively, to wrestle
  • Extension Activities        
Source: National Council of Supervisors of Mathematics (NCSM)
Submitted: 3/23/2012 10:47:20 AM | Published: 3/23/2012 10:47:21 AM

NCSM Webinars to Enhance your Leadership Work
Audience: Teachers, Teacher Educators, Teacher Leaders & Supervisors

The Common Core State Standards for Mathematics present new opportunities, as well as challenges, for mathematics education leaders to provide all students access to high quality mathematics instruction and assessment. Learn about the most productive ways to begin CCSS implementation, common pitfalls to avoid, and tools and resources that NCSM will be providing to support this work using the webinars found on the NCSM website.

These webinars are each one-hour long and can provide you with additional resources to enhance your leadership work.
  • New Resources for Illustrating the Mathematical Practices – February 2012
  • Implementing the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics: The CCSS Curriculum Materials Analysis Tools – November 2011
  • Deeper Diver Into the Common Core State Standards: Leading with the Mathematical Practices – February 2011
  • Getting Started with the Common Core State Standards: First Steps for Mathematics Education Leaders – November 2010
Source: National Council of Supervisors of Mathematics (NCSM) and Carnegie Learning
Submitted: 3/23/2012 10:36:28 AM | Published: 9/17/2012 03:18:52 PM

NCTM e-seminars ANYTIME
Audience: Educators, Teacher Educators, Administrators

The National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) offers e-seminars ANYTIME, free to NCTM members. E-seminars ANYTIME are complete bundles of materials, including handouts, a video recording, and a facilitator guide to lead an entire group in an online professional development session. NCTM offers grade-band specific e-seminars on implementing the CCSS using NCTM’s resources.

Source: The National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM)
Submitted: 8/5/2011 10:15:21 AM | Published: 12/2/2011 07:07:47 PM

NCTM Implementation Support
Audience: Educators

The National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) hosts a collection of presentations aimed to help mathematics educators in understanding and implementing the Common Core Standards.  A general overview outlining the development, contents, and format is available, in addition to separate presentations specific to each grade-band: PreK-2, 3-5, 6-8, and 9-12.

Source: The National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM)
Submitted: 7/14/2011 04:43:33 PM | Published: 12/2/2011 07:17:30 PM

NCTM's Administrator's Guide
Audience: Administrators

NCTM's Administrator's Guide: How to Interpret the Common Core State Standards to Improve Mathematics Education positions school and district leaders to make sense of the past decade's many recommendations, with special emphasis on the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics. Focusing on similarities between these new standards and those outlined in NCTM's influential Principles and Standards for School Mathematics, this handbook efficiently highlights reasoning processes that are essential in any high-quality mathematics program. Students who know these processes are set to "do math" in any context, real or abstract.

Includes answers to "Frequently Asked Questions" and detailed lists of resources to support school mathematics programs.

Source: National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM)
Submitted: 12/2/2011 05:26:54 PM | Published: 12/2/2011 05:49:38 PM

Supporting Implementation of the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics: Recommendations for Professional Development
Audience: Teacher Educators, Administrators

In November 2011, North Carolina State University and the National Science Foundation published a summary report outlining nine recommendations to support large-scale, system-level implementation of professional development initiatives aligned with the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics (CCSS-M). The design recommendations span creating, sustaining, and assessing professional development systems for practicing mathematics teachers and were generated from the coordination of research-based knowledge in different but related fields. The recommendations are built on state-of-the-art research findings from mathematics education, professional development, organizational theory, and policy.

Source: North Carolina State University (NCSU), National Science Foundation (NSF)
Submitted: 11/29/2011 05:00:20 AM | Published: 9/17/2012 03:31:16 PM

Webinar Recording: What Teachers Can Learn from the New PARCC and Smarter Balanced Sample Assessment Items: Math
Audience: Teachers, Administrators, Teacher Leaders and Supervisors

On December 19, 2012 at 4:30 p.m. ET, CCSSO hosted a webinar on the recently released Partnership for Readiness for College and Career (PARCC) and Smarter Balanced sample assessment items in mathematics with middle school mathematics teacher Jim Mamer. Mamer received the 2012 Ohio Council of Teachers of Mathematics Elementary Mathematics Teaching Award, is an active leader in the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM), and is currently implementing the Common Core State Standards in Mathematics with his students. Mamer offered his reactions and guidance to fellow teachers on what the new assessment items illustrate about the Common Core State Standards in Mathematics and accompanying assessments that students will be experiencing soon. After discussing select math sample assessment items from PARCC and Smarter Balanced, Mamer offered suggestions for teachers on how they individually and in collaborative conversations with their peers can reflect on implications for their teaching practice and for state education agency staff regarding their role in supporting educators to have these rich discussions. This webinar complements a November 2012 webinar on the ELA sample assessment items with 2012 National Teacher of the Year and 7th grade ELA teacher Rebecca Mieliwocki.

Source: the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO)
Submitted: 1/3/2013 12:04:20 PM | Published: 1/3/2013 12:05:10 PM

Webinar Series for Leaders in Mathematics Education
Audience: Mathematics Education Leaders

The National Council of Supervisors in Mathematics (NCSM) offered a series of webinars on the Common Core for leaders in mathematics education. Watch the recordings or download the presentations to learn about the productive ways to begin CCSS implementation, common pitfalls to avoid, and tools and NCSM’ supporting resources.
Getting Started with the Common Core State Standards: First Steps for Mathematics Education Leaders (PDF)
Connecting to the Common Core State Standards (PDF)
Source: the National Council of Supervisors in Mathematics (NCSM)
Submitted: 7/14/2011 04:59:50 PM | Published: 3/23/2012 10:42:26 AM