Free Online Event: Leveling the Playing Field in Math

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It’s common to hear students say that they’re just not “math people.” But the idea that math is an innate ability can limit kids’ prospects and reinforce racial and gender stereotypes. In this summit our reporters and their guests will explore ways to support all students in math classrooms in elementary, middle, and high schools.

This afternoon’s discussions will also include a look at the potential of math coaches to improve instruction and the benefits of students talking together about their math thinking processes.


DateWednesday
May 20, 2020
1-2:30 p.m. ET*
Agenda
Speakers
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#LevelingUpMath 

*Agenda and times subject to change. Check back regularly for updates.

Education Week can only provide 2 hours of professional development credit for online summits if the educator attends live. On demand viewing cannot be provided credit in your state because of the summit platform functionality. We look forward to seeing you live at the next summit.


Agenda

  • 1:00–2:30 p.m. ET | Discussions Open
    Education Week journalists and their special guests provide practical takeaways about leveling the playing field in math.

    Room 1: High-Performing ELLs and Students With Disabilities
    Moderator: Corey Mitchell, Staff Writer, Education Week
    ? How do teachers connect with and serve English-learners and special education students who may be high-performing in math but have other challenges? And how do educators ensure they’re identifying students’ math abilities in ways that aren’t reliant on strong verbal or reading skills? In this discussion, our guests will look at approaches—including ones which can be taken online—that will help students of all ability types think mathematically.
    Room 2: Developing Your Student’s Math Identity
    Moderator: Sarah Schwartz, Staff Writer, Education Week
    ? In this discussion, our guests from the Howard County School District in Maryland will discuss math curriculum that’s designed to help students examine and reshape their math identities and see themselves as a “math people.” Find out how the program is being implemented both in class and remotely in this large school district.
    Room 3: Math Talk: Tool for ‘Productive Struggle’
    Moderator: Catherine Gewertz, Senior Contributing Writer, Education Week
    ? In this discussion, our guests will explore the push to get students doing the talking and reasoning in math class. What does that look like both in class and remotely? How can it contribute to a more inclusive classroom and greater equity in math learning?
    Room 4: Math Coaching
    Moderator: Madeline Will, Staff Writer, Education Week
    ? Just 18 percent of public schools had a math coach in the 2015-16 school year, according to federal data, and yet research suggests that math coaching is one of the most effective forms of teacher professional development available. Our guests include a middle school math coach and a researcher who has explored what it takes for a math coaching program to be successful.
    Guests:• Adrianne Burns, Math Coach, De Pere Middle School, De Pere, Wis.
    • Aimee Ellington, Professor, Virginia Commonwealth University
    CONTENT PROVIDED BY AMPLIFY
    Room 5: Utilizing Math History to Embrace Equity, Failure, and Authentic Problem Solving
    ? In order to move forward in math education with clarity, conviction, and compassion for equity, we need to have a broader lens. In this presentation, Sunil Singh will present ideas for how math educators, regardless of experience, can facilitate rich, equity conversations in math education by building connections through math history and storytelling.
    Guest:• Sunil Singh, Author, Pi of Life: The Hidden Happiness of Mathematics, and Co-Author, Math Recess
    CONTENT PROVIDED BY CURRICULUM ASSOCIATES
    Room 6: How to Make Classrooms Come Alive With Student Thinking
    ? We believe that the students doing the talking are the students doing the learning. That’s why we’re celebrating the launch of Ready Classroom Mathematics, a K-8 discourse-driven core mathematics curriculum with free access to our library of top mathematics discourse resources. Featuring top teacher moves as well as actionable classroom tools, resources teachers use today to help get students engaged in their learning and deepen their conceptual understanding.
    Join the discussion to learn more!
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Was asked to share from Dr. VanHosen:

Good afternoon SPS Principals and Administrators,
This has been a tough time for everyone and our teachers have adapted in amazing ways. The Suffolk Education Foundation wants the community to tell teachers they are appreciated. It should make for an unforgettable gift that shares our collective love and appreciation.  
In preparation for “Teacher Appreciation Week” beginning May 4, we are inviting students to THANK a TEACHER.  Students have the choice of recording a 30-second video or just sharing a photo thanking their favorite teacher. 
The Education Foundation will then make these videos and photos public during the week of May 4th.  We ask that students hold a sign with their first name ONLY, school name, and teacher they are thanking.    
The deadline for submissions is Thursday, April 30. Please share this message with PTA leaders and other parent leaders in the community.Please submit videos via the link … https://www.suffolkeducationfoundation.org/thank-a-teacher

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Strengths-Based Mathematics Instruction: 5 Teaching Turnarounds for K-6 Webinars

Join us:
Monday, May 4
3:30pm PDT | 6:30pm EDT | 11:30pm BST | 6:30am SGT +1

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Now more then ever, we need to focus on students’ strengths

What if we were regularly told only what we don’t do well? How can we expect our students, many who face the same messages, to continue to persevere? What if we transformed our classrooms (physical and virtual) to strengths-based environments that cultivate the assets that our students bring each and every day? By shifting your attention from students’ weaknesses to their strengths you can maximize understanding and turnaround instruction.Attend this webinar with Beth Kobett and Karen Karp to discover new ways to:

  • Identify your own strengths
  • Leverage students’ strengths (including content)
  • Design strengths-based instruction
  • Create tasks and give feedback that turnaround students’ identities Identify students’ points of power
  • Engage parents in strength-based talk
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Online Distance Learning Opportunities For Educators Available with Jamestown Settlement and the American Revolution Museum at Yorktown


Thursday, May 21
Jamestown Settlement
We’ll explore aspects of everyday Powhatan life, beginning by learning about the importance of corn to the Powhatan and how it was processed. We’ll then explore Powhatan ornamentation as a form of expression, learning about how they used local and traded objects. At noon, we’ll conclude with a look at how the Powhatan used natural resources as supplies in making baskets.   

10 a.m. – Foodways, the Many Uses of Corn    Password: 1607
11 a.m. – Ornamentation                                    Password: 1607
12 p.m. – Weaving                                   Password: 1607
     
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Let’s Buy Stock!

What greater gift could you give your child than personal financial literacy. Using The Stock Market Game, you and your child will explore the fundamentals of personal finance and investing, while practicing content and skills in math, English Language Arts, economics, social studies, and other subjects. Working together to build and manage an investment portfolio in a real-world, dynamic marketplace, you and your child will analyze and make decisions, explore the consequences of your choices, and seek new ways to strategize for success. You know that you’re modeling critical problem solving and money management skills for your child; your child knows that you’re both having lots of fun.

Click on the link below and enjoy!

https://www.stockmarketgame.org/expparent.html

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Virtual Assignments for the Week of 4/27/2020-5/1/2020

1. Novel read for the next 2 weeks: “Bridge to Terabithia” and/or “A Bird on Water Street”

Read the story in Epic– it is assigned to you.

(If you would rather read on your own with your own book that’s fine but remember:

“Reading is essential for those who seek to rise above the ordinary.” – Jim Rohn

2. Edgenuity- You have assignments for your English, Math, and either Science or History class.  These should be worked on every day (Monday- Friday).

Email me with any questions or concerns and look in Google Classroom for zoom meetings.

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VAST Institute Presenter Proposals-Due May 1

The Virginia Association for Science Teachers is seeking presenters for the 2020 professional development institute which will be held November 12-14. Participants will also explore what drives educators to teach and provide learning opportunities for students in order to critically open their minds to the exciting world around them. Presenter proposals are due to VAST by May 1.

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National Council of Teachers of Mathematics Webinars for JUNE

June Webinar Schedule

Representation, Computation, Communication: Purposeful Use of Routines within Curriculum Materials (Grades 3–5)

June 1, 2020 7:00 p.m. EDT |  Speaker: Kristin Gray and Jody Guarino

Webinar description: Instructional routines within the Illustrative Mathematics K-5 Curriculum support student and teacher learning. Participants will unpack the trajectory of instructional routines within the curriculum from two lenses; teacher learning and student learning and experience instructional activities that promote access and sense-making for all students.

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100 (or So) One Hundred Grid Activities for the Algebra Student (Grades 6–8)

June 2, 2020 7:00 p.m. EDT |  Speaker: Elena Contreras Gullickson and Lesa Covington Clarkson

Webinar description: The 100 grid is often used in elementary mathematics classrooms to introduce students to number patterns, addition, and subtraction. This workshop extends this tool to the middle school and high school learner beyond number sense and moves into algebraic thinking and problem-solving.

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Creating a Math Classroom of #DreamChasers (Grades 10–12)

June 3, 2020 7:00 p.m. EDT |  Speaker: Joanna Stevens

Webinar description: The 2014 Kentucky High School Teacher of the Year will share how she helps all students in her rural, low socioeconomic school chase their dreams with a growth mindset. The strategies will focus on establishing culture, engaging instruction, and leading the learning as teachers to empower all students to call themselves mathematicians.

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Building Agency, Fostering Identities, and Promoting Social Change via Social Justice Contexts (Grades 6–8)

June 9, 2020 7:00 p.m. EDT |  Speaker: Marilyn Strutchens

Webinar description: In this session, participants will experience how children’s literature and other social justice contexts can be used to build agency, foster identities, and promote social change. NCTM’s (2014) Mathematics Teaching Practices and other equitable teaching strategies will be highlighted. Participants will also examine student work and vignettes.

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Supporting Students’ Pathways through the Cycle of Inquiry and Justification (Grades 8–12)

June 10, 2020 7:00 p.m. EDT |  Speaker: Michelle Cirillo and Jenifer Hummer

Webinar description: The Cycle of Inquiry and Justification was delineated as an essential concept for High School Mathematics (NCTM, 2018). After spending three years observing this cycle in classrooms, we identified the transition from conjecturing to proving as a key site for conceptual obstacles. These obstacles and strategies for overcoming them are explored.

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Making the Most of Children’s Literature: A Context to Explore Math and Understand the World (Grades 3–5)

June 15, 2020 7:00 p.m. EDT |  Speaker: Sue O’Connell

Webinar description: We recognize the value of children’s literature in giving a context to explore math skills and concepts, but what if we could also spur students’ understanding of the world and enhance their social consciousness through our selection of stories? Join us to explore books that engage students in thinking about mathematics and the world around them.

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Positioning Reluctant Students as Math Thinkers and Doers! (Grades 6–8)

June 16, 2020 7:00 p.m. EDT |  Speaker: Claudia Bertolone-Smith

Webinar description: I don’t get it!!!! Do you have students who position themselves as novice math thinkers and doers? Come view the answer to this question through the self-portraits and prose of middle school math students. We will discuss ways to understand what is underneath student positioning and how teachers can structure math learning to empower students!

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Rich Tasks Require Rich Implementation for Rich Learning to Result (Grades 8–10)

June 17, 2020 7:00 p.m. EDT |  Speaker: Peg Cagle

Webinar description: Research documents the critical role of tasks in generating high-quality opportunities for student learning. Examine pedagogical choices that maintain richness of risk-taking & sense-making throughout implementation. Explore rich uses of everyday tasks. Expand capacity to engage students as mathematicians to build efficacy, agency & math identity.

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Supporting Students’ Voice in the F2F and Virtual Mathematics Classroom (Grades 3–5)

June 22, 2020 7:00 p.m. EDT |  Speaker: Thomasina Lott Adams

Webinar description: In any mathematics learning community, students should have an opportunity to meaningfully engage in learning. For both F2F and virtual learning communities, teachers who plan for and encourage interactions that lead to the exchange of ideas create the engagement opportunities that give students valuable voice in the learning experience.

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It’s All about Connections: Let’s See Why Geometry & Algebra Belong Together! (Grades 6–8)

June 23, 2020 7:00 p.m. EDT |  Speaker: Karen Greenhaus

Webinar description: Come explore many algebra and geometry connections at this dynamic math webinar. Engage in learning activities that incorporate movement, visualization, data collection, graphing, and geometric constructions using free dynamic math technology, (ClassPad.net). The session focuses on building understanding of geometry concepts and applying algebraic reasoning. Math is about doing and seeing and connecting – join the fun! Free, ready-to-use lessons will be shared.

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Sharing Skepticism and Arguing Constructively in Math Class (Grades 10–12)

June 24, 2020 7:00 p.m. EDT |  Speaker: David Wees

Webinar description: Do you want students to argue in class and build their capacity to construct and critique mathematical arguments? In this workshop, we will experience the Sharing Skepticism instructional routine designed to inclusively develop ALL students’ ability to argue mathematically. We will unpack the routine together and prepare to enact it ourselves.

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Talk Talk Talk Talk Talk: Routines for Math Workshop (Coaches/Leaders/ Teacher Educators)

June 25, 2020 7:00 p.m. EDT |  Speaker: Le’Vada Gray

Webinar description: Research states that developing academic talk for underserved students is an effective method for teachers to help their students access mathematical concepts. In this session, teachers and coaches will examine number sense routines and discussion strategies to increase all underserved students’ reasoning and discourse in a Math Workshop setting.

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Playing with Mathematical Ideas (PK–Grade 2)

June 29, 2020 7:00 p.m. EDT |  Speaker: Janice Novakowski

Webinar description: What is math? Where is math? Who does math? The goals of our district’s math studio is support students’ mathematical learning through connected and playful experiences while also creating opportunities for student agency through meaningful projects. Stories and examples from a three year project in a math studio with K-3 classes will be shared.

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Developing Powerful Creators of Mathematics through Rich Argumentation Discourse (Grades 6–8)

June 30, 2020 7:00 p.m. EDT |  Speaker: Jennifer Knudsen, Teresa Lara-Meloy, and Harriette Stevens

Webinar description: Argumentation discourse has the potential to help students develop as powerful users and creators of mathematics in a classroom community. This requires specific attention to creating safe environments to engage all youth. Come learn how to help your students take on mathematical authority through rich activities and powerful teaching moves.

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National Council of Teachers of Mathematics Webinars for MAY

May Webinar Schedule

See It, Move It, Grasp It: Math with Virtual Manipulatives (Pk-2)

May 4, 2020 7:00 p.m. EDT |  Speaker: Chrissy Newell

Webinar description: Manipulatives are important tools that help young mathematicians make sense of complex math ideas. What changes or stays the same when students engage with virtual manipulatives alongside or in place of concrete ones? What are the opportunities and limitations? Explore these ideas using free virtual manipulatives – BYOD!

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4 Strategies to Help Students Start Math Problems and Stick with Them (Grades 6-8)

May 5, 2020 7:00 p.m. EDT |  Speaker: Kyle Pearce and Jon Orr

Webinar description: Frustrated with how easily some of your students just give up in math class? Let’s Make Math Moments That Matter with these strategies we use to help build resilience and perseverance in all of our students. Walk away with strategies and the resources necessary so you can use these new ideas in your classroom immediately.

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Creativity and Storytelling in Mathematics Lessons (Grades 8-10)

May 6, 2020 7:00 p.m. EDT |  Speaker: Phillipp Legner

Webinar description: For many students, learning mathematics is simply about memorizing abstract rules and procedures. In this talk, we want to explore how storytelling and real-life applications can make the content more accessible and engaging, and how creativity and problem-solving can show students the great power and surprising beauty of mathematics.

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Is 2020 Vision Good Enough? Looking Ahead to What Comes Next (General Interest)

May 7, 2020 7:00 p.m. EDT |  Speaker: Cathy Seeley

Webinar description: For decades, NCTM has put forth a vision to prepare every student to think mathematically and solve problems. An Agenda led to action in the form of Standards, Principles, Focus, and more Action, followed by a Catalyst-all to make the vision a reality. What priorities should guide our work for the next decade and beyond? What actions will we take?

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The Practice of Statistics: YES, We Can Do It at School! (Grades 3-5)

May 11, 2020 7:00 p.m. EDT |  Speaker: Jane Watson

Webinar description: This session focuses on the 5 Big Ideas of Statistics “Variation, Expectation, Distribution, Randomness, and Informal Inference” and the Practice of Statistics from the GAISE Report for schools. Activities from grades 3 to 6 in STEM-related contexts are presented, emphasizing the importance of context, without which there would be no statistics!

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Pancakes, Pizza, and Fast Food: Great Contexts for Great Middle School Lessons and Projects (Grades 6-8)

May 12, 2020 7:00 p.m. EDT |  Speaker: Steven Leinwand

Webinar description: This fast-paced, example-laden presentation will draw from a range of fast food contexts and data that provide great platforms for engaging students and reinforcing important skills and concepts. We’ll look at accessible ways to milk pizza, pancakes, world records, ice cream, and hamburgers to support a full range of middle school mathematics.

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The Mathematics of Game Shows, Anniversary Edition (Grades 10–12)

May 13, 2020 7:00 p.m. EDT |  Speaker: Bowen Kerins

Webinar description: Game shows are filled with logical and statistical questions, from the players’ perspective but also from the producers’ perspective. How are budgets estimated? How are games built toward a particular probability of victory? We’ll play games and win prizes, then discuss the math from both sides of the games.

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Celebrating 100 Years with 100 Problems Involving 100 (General Interest)

May 14, 2020 7:00 p.m. EDT |  Speaker: Patrick Vennebush

Webinar description: Celebrate NCTM’s Centennial with 100 problems involving the number 100. We won’t have time to solve them all, but you’ll solve some, discuss others, and leave with a full set! Along the way, we’ll discuss some deep mathematics, talk about problem posing, and maybe even generate a few new problems. Come to this session and centuplicate your fun!

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The Ten Frame Grows Up: Using the ‘Infinite Ten Frame’ in Grades 2-5

May 18, 2020 7:00 p.m. EDT |  Speaker: Kimberly Rimbey

Webinar description: The ten-frame has been used as an organizational structure for numbers 0-10 for decades. However, this amazing tool has utility far beyond the early primary classroom. Join us as we explore ways to use the ‘infinite’ ten-frame structure to represent and operate with multi-digit numbers through classroom games and activities.

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Productive Struggle for All: Supporting Students with Disabilities in a General Education Class (Grades 6–8)

May 19, 2020 7:00 p.m. EDT |  Speaker: Malia Hite

Webinar description: Creating, fostering, and supporting productive struggle is key to effectively teaching mathematics to ALL students, but particularly students with disabilities. Learn specific strategies to engage students, individually and collectively, in productive struggle through task implementation and teacher responses to struggle.

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Why Is That True? How Does It Work? Finding Multiple Answers for Mathematical Classroom Situations (Grades 6–8)

May 20, 2020 7:00 p.m. EDT |  Speaker: Connie Schrock

Webinar description: What are the common mathematics classroom questions asked by your students as they learn? Are you ready to explain why? Why can’t we divide by zero? What do you know about the data when you only have the box plot? When can you circumscribe a polygon? Why is a negative times a negative a positive? Help students explore to find their own understandings using multiple methods.

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Practices, Practices, Practices: 8 for Teachers, 8 for Students–How Do They Relate? (General Interest)

May 21, 2020 7:00 p.m. EDT |  Speaker: Travis Lemon

Webinar description: 8 Effective Teaching Practices and 8 Standards for Mathematical Practice can make for an overwhelming amount of things for teachers to keep track of, implement and monitor. Come and reflect on all of these practices, consider how they relate to one another and consider a framework that simplifies it to 3 but robust enough to handle it all.

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National Council of Teachers of Mathematics Webinars for APRIL

April Webinar Schedule

Engaging Families in Math Fact Fluency (General Interest)

April 27, 2020 7:00 p.m. EDT |  Speaker: Jennifer Bay-Williams

Webinar description: Are you creating positive change by teaching basic facts with strategies and games, while eliminating timed tests? Then parent outreach is essential! Parents need to know why traditional fact activities are changing. Come explore a collection ways to help parents see the value of a strategy-based approach and better support their child’s fluency.

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The Future of Mathematics Education: Using Artificial Intelligence to Provide Efficient Feedback (Grades 6-8)

April 28, 2020 7:00 p.m. EDT |  Speaker: Hilary Kreisberg & Cristina Heffernan

Webinar description: Daily communication has become easier and quicker with the help of smart technology. Suggested replies and text messages allow us to easily click and send rather than spending time writing. In this workshop, you will learn about how artificial intelligence is advancing the mathematics education field and how you can play a role.

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Problems to Ponder: You Know You Have a Really Good Problem for You and Your Students When . . .(Grades 8-10)

April 29, 2020 7:00 p.m. EDT |  Speaker: J. Michael Shaughnessy

Webinar description: In this session I propose to share with the participants some of the best ‘Problems to Ponder’ that I have encountered and used with many different groups of students and teachers for more than 40 years–with elementary, middle, and secondary math teachers, perspective teachers and their students! Participants will engage in collaborative pondering.

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Challenging Dis/Abilities: Leveraging the Potential of All Students as Math Problem Solvers (General Interest)

April 30, 2020 7:00 p.m. EDT |  Speaker: Cathery Yeh, Emilia Frias, and Melissa Brennan

Webinar description: How can I leverage the potential of ALL students, including students with dis/abilities, as problem solvers and risk takers? Come engage in math play and learn how to adapt current math curriculum to promote deeper engagement in math concepts and account for and leverage student differences. This session is for general and special educators.

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April 20 – 24, 2020

We’re off to a great start with Edgenuity! Most students are working and progressing through the program. Remember, if you can’t move forward or have questions, do not hesitate to contact me so that I can help move you along. We are here to help.

If you haven’t logged in, it’s not too late! The earlier you get going you will find that the program is not too confusing and you will learn the routine. For most math items there is a Warm Up, followed by Instruction and Summary. Then you will engage in an assignment and follow up with a quiz. Take your time. Show your work.

IMPORTANT: Remember to complete all exercises so that the program does not slow you down. You may have difficulty moving forward when you try to skip over assignments. I am available for Zoom Lessons for students who are willing to get together when you have questions or just need a little encouragement.

Have a great weekend!

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Keep Reading to Succeed! Stay Healthy and Safe!

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CodeVA Annual Trainings Moved Online for Summer 2020 – Register NOW

CodeVA Has Some News for Virginia Educators!!

The good news? We have moved all of our computer science professional learning sessions this summer to take place online. We care about your safety, the safety of our employees, and the community at large. Our professional learning sessions will take place from July 10th to July 31st this summer completely online. 

The better news? Our professional learning sessions are still 100% free for current Virginia public school teachers. Our programs will support you while using computer science in your classroom, no matter what you teach.

The best news? You can register today! We’re offering professional learning sessions for teachers from kindergarten to twelfth grade, in both year-long and one-time formats. Click the buttons below to learn more and register today!

Learn About CodeVA Trainings!

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Virtual Assignments for the Week of 4/20/2020-4/24/2020

1. Novel read for the next 2 weeks: “Bridge to Terabithia”

Read the story in Epic– it is assigned to you. Class code- bae6675

2. Edgenuity- You have assignments for your English, Math, and either Science or History class.  These should be worked on every day (Monday- Friday).

Email me with any questions or concerns and look in Google Classroom for zoom meetings.

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1,000 Point Challenge – Working From Home

SPS Staff,


Join the All NEW 1,000 Point Working From Home Challenge! Login to Pulse today and register.
Challenge Dates: 4/20 – 5/3/20****Points for this challenge will not post automatically.  They will be entered for each individual (who completed) manually.  Please allow time for this process to take place.
***Remember to login to Pulse everyday.  We now have additional programming including:

  • Aaptiv – Exercise Podcasts
  • MeQuilibrium – Stress Reduction Program
  • And… Sleep Guide

Virtual YUse Your SPS Email to RegisterCode: 5540684

Questions: annemccoy@spsk12.net

Twitter: @SPSK12Wellness

Web: wellness.spsk12.net

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MSU Symphonic Wind Ensemble featuring Come Sunday by Omar Thomas

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Kaiser High School Catamount Marching Band –

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Mark Your Calendar-Upcoming ASCD Webinar: Unlocking Emotional Blockades

Unlocking Emotional Blockades: Neuroscience-Based Tools to Optimize Self-Regulation and Joyful Learning

Presented by Judy Willis and Malana Willis
Date: Thursday, April 30, 2020
Time: 3:00 p.m. eastern time
Duration: 1 hour
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Webinar recording: Emotional overload? 10 approaches to calm an unregulated student

Emotional overload? 10 approaches to calm to an unregulated student
Out of ideas on how to address students who don’t have the full emotional scope to calm themselves down? Join Principal Hilary Sloat as she leads participants through 10 techniques to address students dealing with emotional poverty. You will leave this webinar with child-focused strategies that you can implement today. Learn how to equip staff members as they connect with students to identify their emotions and assist some of the most challenging students in your school.
Watch and Listen
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Reading@UVA News

Professional Learning Opportunities

Literacy Academy for Teachers of Struggling Readers

These four-day non-credit academies are designed for teachers of all grade levels who teach reading. Topics include an overview of literacy development, evidence based practice in reading assessment and instruction, including targeted instructional practices in the following sub component skills of reading: phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension. Across the sub component skill areas, teachers will learn to use data to drive instructional decisions for struggling readers.

Noncredit: 30 hours for successful completion on your UVA transcript.

If you are interested in learning more or arranging for an Academy in your district/school, contact Susan Thacker-Gwaltney at susantg@virginia.edu or 757-561-0480.

Summer 2020 Course Offerings

Summer registration begins April 15 for returning students and April 17 for new students.
All are three credits unless otherwise noted. Visit UVA’s website to enroll HERE.

  • EDIS 7700 Foundations of Reading Instruction
  • EDIS 7710 Reading in the Content Areas
  • EDIS 7720 Word Study
  • EDIS 7310 Children’s Literature
  • EDIS 5410 Young Adult Literature
  • EDIS 5435 Writing Across the Curriculum
  • EDIS 5270 Teaching Reading & Writing to ELLs
  • EDIS 7730 Practicum in Reading Diagnosis
  • EDIS 7740 Practicum in Remedial Reading

M.Ed. Reading Program May 6 Information Session

Are you interested in becoming a reading specialist?

Do you want more information about teaching your students how to read, spell and write?

Are you looking for online & face-to-face professional learning opportunities?

Join us at lunchtime on Wednesday, May 6th at 12pm EST for a brief information session on what the vibrant learning and research community at UVA’s Curry School can offer to you and your teachers. Register HERE.

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