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CoMath Update for June 7, 2019
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Conferences and Professional Development
2019 CCTM Annual Conference
Join hundreds of Colorado educators on the campus of the University of Denver on July 29-30 for the 2019 CCTM Annual Conference. Registration is now open and discounted until June 29. Max Ray-Riek is this year's keynote speaker and Sara Van Der Werf and Melissa Boston are leading teacher and leader workshops.
NCTM Leadership Conference
On July 16, NCTM will host their Leadership Conference in Denver at the Crowne Plaza hotel. Speakers include Robert Berry (NCTM President), Angela Barlow (Editor-in-Chief of the new MTLT journal), Marian Dingle, Mary Pittman, Joanie Funderburk, Michelle Naidu, Kim Smith, and Andrew Busch. The registration deadline is July 8 and the cost is $250, but you should not wait to register as space is limited.
Meeting Within a Meeting, Joint Statistical Meetings
A statistics workshop for 5-12 teachers is being offered as part of the Joint Statistical Meetings, conducted this year in Denver by the American Statistical Association. The Meeting Within a Meeting will be held from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm on Tuesday, July 30 and Wednesday, July 31. The workshop fee is $50.
NCME Special Conference on Classroom Assessment
The National Council on Measurement in Education is holding its Third Annual NCME Special Conference on Classroom Assessment on September 18-19, 2019, at the University of Colorado Boulder. Featured speakers include Deboarah Ball, Margaret Heritage, Lorrie Shepard, Megan Bang, Erin Furtak, and Bill Penuel. Register by August 1 to receive a discounted registration fee of $175. Conference grant assistance is available for K-12 educators.
Speaker proposals for the 2020 MidSchoolMath Conference (Santa Fe, NM, March 6-7, 2020) are now open. There are two rounds of proposal submissions and first round submissions are due June 30, 2019.
In Case You Missed It
* Middle School Math Teacher, Aurora Hills Middle School, Aurora - Contact John Buch
* 7-8 Math Teacher, Eaton School District RE-2
* High School Math Teacher, Eaton School District RE-2
* High School Math Teachers, Buena Vista
* High School Math Teachers, Roaring Fork School District
* Middle School Math Teachers, Roaring Fork School District
* Math Strategist, Douglas County School District
Coherence Map Now Includes High School
The Coherence Map from Student Achievement Partners has been expanded to include high school mathematics. If you're not familiar with the Coherence Map, you should really check it out -- it includes all of the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics, organized in progressions of learning, and the standards include sample tasks from Illustrative Mathematics as well as relevant quotations from the Progressions Documents. Although the Coherence Map does not include all of the information contained in the Colorado Academic Standards for Mathematics, the map did provide much of the information used to complete the "Coherence Connections" subsection of the CAS.
Other Items of Note
Add Yourself to the List of Educators Building Colorado's Future Assessments
Colorado depends on local educators to create and review the assessment items that are used on the CMAS exam. To add yourself to the database of educators who may be contacted to do this work, please submit your name here.
Computer Science Summer PD
This isn't an exhaustive list of opportunities, but if you're looking for PD in computer science, be sure to check out the C-START and CSPdWeek opportunities organized by the Colorado School of Mines.
Application Process to Open Soon for the Media Literacy Advisory Committee
This summer, CDE will launch a Media Literacy Advisory Committee that will be active through December 2019 as directed under House Bill 19-1110. The advisory committee will recommend resources to implement media literacy in elementary and secondary education. The department will contract a facilitator to manage the committee and anticipates releasing an application for the committee in mid-June. For more information, visit the Media Literacy webpage.
Full-Day Kindergarten: What Do Education Leaders Need to Know?
CDE's P-3 Office is partnering with CU Denver's to create a learning opportunity for school principals and education leaders. The new Leadership Academy is a series of summer workshops made for licensed school leaders to strengthen their skills, abilities, and character. One workshop (offered twice), taught by Kristie Kauerz, will specifically focus on the implementation of full-day kindergarten. The first workshop will be on Thursday, June 13, and the second will be on Tuesday, June 18. For more information, including pricing and registration, see the Leadership Academy website.