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CoMath Update for July 2, 2021
Happy 4th of July weekend, everyone! The big news this month is that registration is open for the CCTM conference, and I've tossed in some other news items that may be of interest to you, especially for those of you at the high school level.
If your school or district is doing curriculum planning this summer, planning to adopt materials, organizing PD, etc., remember that I'm here to help! Just send me an email with what you're thinking about and I'll be happy to help however I can.
2021 CCTM Annual Conference
The Colorado Council of Teachers of Mathematics will hold its 2021 conference on September 29 - October 2. Although the conference is being planned as a virtual conference, be on the lookout for announcements from CCTM for a mix of in-person and virtual events leading up to the conference, and perhaps during the conference itself. Registration is now open at https://www.cctmath.org/conference, and if you join or renew your membership before registering, you'll get a member discount.
Launch Years Course Frameworks
The folks at the Dana Center have published three course frameworks that may be of interest to high school math educators in Colorado:
- Modern Algebra II Course Framework
- Data Science Course Framework
- Transition to College Mathematics Course Framework
In addition, the Dana Center also has a Launch Years Resource Kit that offers recommendations to establish policies, practices, and structures to help students to transition from high school to postsecondary mathematics.
National Survey of High School Math Teachers
Dr. Yasmiyn Irizarry and Dr. Tia Madkins at the University of Texas at Austin are conducting a survey to examine the preparation, experiences, beliefs, and practices of high school math teachers working in public schools. Your participation will help fully represent the wide-ranging views and experiences of high school math teachers across the country and will inform future efforts to support high school math teachers in ways that promote equity and student success. To participate, you must be 18 years old, work in a public school (including public charters) in the U.S., teach high school math to students in grades 9-12, and have been the sole or lead instructor of at least one HS math course during the 20-21 school year. To participate, you can take the survey now by following this link. The survey will take approximately 20-30 minutes to complete, and at the end of the survey, you will have the opportunity to enter a random drawing with no less than a 1 in 50 chance to win a $25 gift card. If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Yasmiyn Irizarry at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Climate Change Learning Gathering for Educators at CU Boulder
On Saturday, September 11 and Sunday, September 12, from 9:00-4:00 each day, CU Boulder will be hosting a free event for educators of any discipline who work with adolescents. The event will provide teachers, informal educators, and youth organizers with tools and ideas to improve how they teach climate change to be more supportive of youth emotional experiences and oriented towards just and ethical action on climate change. Capacity will be limited, and those who complete the interest form now will be given priority to register for the event when registration opens. If you have questions, please direct them to Kelsey Tayne (email@example.com) or Dan Liston (firstname.lastname@example.org).
- Skoglund Middle School in Center is looking for a middle school math teacher for the 21-22 school year. Application information can be found on their website. (Thanks, Linda Donaldson!)
- Weld RE-4 School District has two open math positions, a full-time position at Windsor High School and a part-time position at Severance High School. More information is available on their employment page. (Thanks, Nikki Schmidt!)
Managing Your CoMath Subscription
Are you changing email addresses for next year? Be sure to update your CoMath subscription!
- To subscribe, send an email to email@example.com with the single line "subscribe comath firstname lastname" in the body (without the quotes), replacing "firstname lastname" with your name.
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- To unsubscribe, send an email to email@example.com.