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CoMath Update for June 28, 2019
Happy hot Friday! I really want you to check out the news below, but first, if you haven't heard of Graspable Math, you really need to go play around with it for a bit. I'm a bit ashamed that I hadn't come across it before!
If that's not fun enough for you, try this: http://vladgotlib.com/circular/. My best circle (drawn with a mouse) scored over 110,000. Can you beat that?
CCTM Annual Conference - Early Registration Discount Ends June 29
Tomorrow, June 29th is the last day to receive a discounted registration for the CCTM conference. Check out the schedule at-a-glance and register for the conference today (or tomorrow) to save $20 over the regular rate.
As I mentioned in my last update, there are other conferences going on in Colorado this summer and fall in addition to the CCTM conference:
- * NCTM Leadership Conference (July 16, Denver)
- * Meeting Within a Meeting, Joint Statistical Meetings (July 30-31, Denver)
- * NCME Special Conference on Classroom Assessment (September 18-19, Boulder)
- * Roadmap to STEM Conference (July 30-August 2, Laramie, WY)
- * NCTM Regional Conference (October 16-18, Salt Lake City, UT)
- * MidSchoolMath National Conference (March 6-7, 2020, Santa Fe, NM)
Apply to participate in the Media Literacy Advisory Committee
CDE has opened the application process to participate in the Media Literacy Advisory Committee. Online applications will be accepted through Friday, Aug. 9. As a part of the online application, all applicants will be asked to upload a letter of interest. Applicants seeking to fill a professional role will be asked to upload a resume.
The department anticipates that the working group will convene in September and continue to meet regularly through December. Members will be provided travel reimbursements and, if applicable, cost reimbursements for substitute teachers.
The committee will be appointed by the commissioner of education and is responsible for creating a report with recommendations for implementing media literacy in elementary and secondary education. For more information and to apply to participate, see the application on the Media Literacy Advisory Committee webpage.
Join the Colorado Educator Pool for Assessment Development Committee Selection
CDE depends on Colorado educators to develop and review assessment items for use on CMAS tests. To add your name to the pool of educators who get asked to participate in this work, please complete the educator database survey.
STEM Teacher Leadership Network
The recently-launched-but-still-in-beta STEM Teacher Leadership Network (backed by PAEMST, NSF/Noyce, NSTA, and NCTM) is worth checking out, and several of their newest resources are research articles about involving young women in STEM:
- "Developing a STEM Identity Among Young Women: A Social Identity Perspective" by Ann Y. Kim, Gale M. Sinatra, and Viviane Seyranian
- "Sciencey Girls: Discourses Supporting Working-Class Girls to Identify with Science" by Spela Godec
- "Equitable Engagement in STEM: Using E-textiles to Challenge the Positioning of Non-Dominant Girls in School Science" by Kirstin Searle, Colby Tofel-Grehl, and Janet Breitenstein
- "How do Middle School Girls of Color Develop STEM Identities? Middle School Girls’ Participation in Science Activities and Identification with STEM Careers" by Hosun Kang, Angela Calabrese Barton, Edna Tan, Sandra D. Simpkins, Hyang‐yon Rhee, and Chandler Turner