Archive for May 2011

CEAI Needs Help This Summer   Leave a comment

If you know of any CEAI members who could help man our CEAI booth at the AETC conference in Birmingham this summer, please have them contact me at 334.349.5422 or by e-mail.  I will need to submit their names to the conference contact person so badges can be printed up.  This would be a great chance for some our teachers to see the displays at the technology conference.

Dates for the booth are: JUNE 15 and 16, 2011
We would need people at the booth from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on these days.  I will be there in the afternoons from about 1 – 6 each day.  I mainly need help in the morning hours.

Please let me know ASAP, since cut-off for names is JUNE 6.


Posted May 26, 2011 by consultingstatistics in Uncategorized

Auburn’s YES Camp for Students   Leave a comment

Check out this site about YES Camp for rising 7th through 9th graders.  Share this with your students!!!!

The Summer Youth Experiences in Science Camp (Summer YES Camp), sponsored by the Auburn University College of Sciences and Mathematics (COSAM), is a summer camp experience for rising 7th – 9th grade students. At Summer Y.E.S., science is not taught by reading texts or taking notes, instead kids are given the opportunity to perform real experiments, design and build things, get their hands dirty, and experience the amazing world of science! During this action-packed camp, students can explore electronics, dabble in chemistry, “become a forensic scientist”, see amazing critters, and more!

Posted May 23, 2011 by consultingstatistics in Uncategorized

Spring Conference   Leave a comment

One of the leaders from the EACTM Spring Conference shared the main PowerPoint from the conference with me this week.  If you didn’t attend the meeting, it pertained to the upcoming implementation of the “Common Core”.

Posted May 19, 2011 by consultingstatistics in Uncategorized

Common Core Free Webinar   1 comment

If you missed our Spring Conference on the transition to the common core state standards, there will be a free webinar in June.  I will be posting some of the information from our meeting later this month hopefully.

Transitioning to the Common Core State Standards in Mathematics


Date: Wednesday, June 08, 2011
Time: 2:00pm ET / 11:00am PT
Duration: 1 hour
Sponsor: Pearson

In an ever-changing education landscape, a shift is taking place in academic standards. Formally released on June 1, 2010, the Common Core State Standards Initiative provides teachers and parents with a common understanding of what mathematics students are expected to learn as well as appropriate benchmarks for all students, regardless of where they live. The challenge for educators is understanding how we got here and how to translate this initiative into action at the classroom and school level. Join Dr. Francis (Skip) Fennell, current L. Stanley Bowlsbey Professor of Education and Graduate and Professional Studies at McDaniel College and Past President of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, as he examines the Common Core State Standards for mathematics and their practical application. This webinar is targeted to both curriculum staff and administrators concerned with the transition to Common Core State Standards.

After attending this informative webinar, you’ll have:

    An understanding of the foundations behind the Common Core State Standards for mathematics
    An outline of what’s new and different in terms of the new expectations in mathematical competency
    A clear view of expectations for both students and teachers in the transition to Common Core State Standards for mathematics
    Practical tips for processing and implementing new standards
    Ideas on how technology can facilitate the transition



Free Webinar – Register Now. Space is Limited!

Webinar Speaker:


Dr. Francis (Skip) Fennell

Served as a writer of the Principles and Standards for School Mathematics (NCTM, 2000), the Curriculum Focal Points (NCTM, 2006), and the Common Core State Standards (CCSSO, 2010).

He is the L. Stanley Bowlsbey Professor of Education and Graduate and Professional Studies; Project Director, Elementary Mathematics Specialists and Teacher Leaders Project McDaniel College Westminster, MD.





Posted May 3, 2011 by consultingstatistics in Events

End of Year – Kristy Mann   Leave a comment

It’s time to complete the end of the year inventory. Everyone should complete a form even if you don’t have a kit or have any changes or requests for materials. This helps us in knowing if you are changing grade levels or schools and helps to insure you have the materials you need in time for the start of a new school year. If you are leaving your school for any reason, let me know so I can make arrangements to pick up your math kit. Thanks so much for the help!  Simply fill out the form and email back to me or fax to 334-209-2528 by May 17th.

 April was a very busy month.  I have been working on correlations of common core state standards and CMP2.  Connect Math has developed some additional investigations to address common core standards not covered in the CMP2 books. See this site for more details on it.

 Check out this website for the 2010 Math Course of Study (Common Core included).

 Have a blessed end of the school year and let me know how I can help you!!!



Posted May 2, 2011 by consultingstatistics in Uncategorized