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CoMath Update for May 26, 2020

CCTM Virtual PD

This Thursday, May 28, from 3:30 to 5:00 pm, Jackie Palmquist and Alyssa Schneider will present Invite ALL Students to the Math Conversations with Number Talks. This virtual PD will engage you in some Number Talks while teaching you how they are done in classrooms, how they create an environment that values every student's voice, and how they increase access to mathematical concepts. All are welcome to register for this event on the CCTM website and CCTM will be granting 1.5 hours of continuing education credit to members.

NCTM Catalyzing Change Webinars

As part of their 100 Days of Professional Learning, this week NCTM is offering webinars on their newest publications in the Catalyzing Change series.

  • May 26, 5 pm MDT: Catalyzing Change Across All Levels
  • May 27, 5 pm MDT: Catalyzing Change: An Overview of the 4 Key Recommendations for Early Childhood and Elementary Mathematics
  • May 28, 5 pm MDT: Catalyzing Change in Middle School Mathematics: Initiating Critical Conversations Centered on the 4 Key Recommendations

Early Math Symposium

The California Early Math Symposium will be free and online on Friday, June 26. This is a unique opportunity to participate in a big event without the cost or worry of travel. Keynotes this year will come from Doug Clements and Julie Sarama (from the University of Denver), Stuart Murphy (visual learning specialist and author), Jon Dueck (STEM Director for Fresno County), and Rachel Lambert (University of California Santa Barbara professor who studies math education, disabilities, and social justice). See all the details and register at

Job Openings

  • George Washington High School in DPS has an opening for a teacher who feels comfortable teaching calculus. If you are interested, please email Joe Bolz.
  • Englewood High School has an opening for a teacher to teach mostly Algebra 1 and 2. See Englewood's website for details.

Guidance for Reopening Schools in 2020-2021

CDE has worked alongside school district leaders and the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment to develop initial and draft guidance for reopening schools in the fall. This guidance has been posted to the CDE website as "Planning the 2020-21 School Year: Framework and Toolkit for School and District Leaders." The toolkit will be updated to reflect any new public health orders, the status of our COVID-19 cases in communities across Colorado, and any progress the medical community makes on treatment. The toolkit will also be adjusted based on feedback from district and school leaders, teachers, students, other education staff, education organizations, the State Board of Education, and advocates. In addition, an advisory committee with multiple stakeholders has been formed to provide extensive feedback on planning for the 2020-21 school year. CDE is also requesting public feedback on the toolkit through this feedback form.

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