Archive for December 2011

PD Opportunities   Leave a comment

Here are 2 outstanding opportunities for professional development centered on your TI technology. Be sure to take advantage of the “early bird” discounts for registering!

Please let me know if you have any questions about these events. T^3 stands for Teachers Teaching with Technology!

Thanks, Ned



1.       T^3 International Conference – March 2-4, 2012

Bringing math and science educators together from around the globe for world-class professional development in Chicago, IL. Plan to attend this powerful, transformative conference for K-College math and secondary science educators.

Get a Group Discount when you bring your team. The Early Bird rate for Full 3-day attendance is only $160. This offer ends January 15, 2012. Please visit for details and to register.


2.       T^3 Regional Conference – June 9, 2012

The 2012 Regional Conference will be held at Kennesaw State University and is co-sponsored by KSU and Cobb County Schools. This is a great opportunity for math and science teachers to have a great time, build your teaching skills, enhance your curriculum and lead your students to higher achievement – all by learning to integrate the latest TI technology into your classroom. Whether you’re a first-year teacher or an experienced educator, you’ll get to choose from many sessions to attend, filled with hands-on activities and led by some of the most respected presenters in math and science education!


Posted December 14, 2011 by consultingstatistics in Uncategorized

EACTM Spring Conference   Leave a comment

We are gearing up for our annual EACTM spring conference.  We are looking for presenters from the area who would be willing to share their expertise.  Our focus for this event will be teaching the Common Core Standards and Common Core Practice Standards seamlessly.  I hope you will consider being a presenter at our conference.  You may click at the very top of this web page (Spring Conference Proposal) to be directed to the webpage directly.  You may visit the NCTM website, NCTM, to learn more of what is expected at presentations and written proposals.  Accepted presenters will be informed early March.  The presentations will occur in late March.

School of Mathematics and Science   Leave a comment

School Science and Mathematics Association (SSMA) is the oldest professional organization for science and mathematics educators, founded in 1901.  SSMA is an inclusive professional community whose mission is to unify researchers and educators to promote research, scholarship, and practice for the improvement and integration of school science and mathematics.  Four goals define the activities of the School Science and Mathematics Association: (1) building and sustaining a community of educators, researchers, scientists, engineers and mathematicians; (2) advancing knowledge through research in science and mathematics education and in their integration; (3) informing practice through the dissemination of scholarly works in science and mathematics; and (4) influencing policy in science and mathematics education at local, state, national, and international levels.

 I encourage you and your members to attend our convention and to submit proposals to speak.  The deadline for submission is February 10, 2012.  Check the SSMA website for further information.  Dr. Melanie Shores, University of Alabama at Birmingham, is serving as the Chair for our convention. You may contact her at

Posted December 2, 2011 by consultingstatistics in Uncategorized

From the President (Brain POP)   Leave a comment

Dear Math and Science Leaders:

 BrainPOP is an online resource that you might be able to utilize in your instruction.  BrainPOP has resources for several subject (science, math, social studies, language arts) in the form of videos, games, and assessments.  

We would like to get feedback no later than Jan. 20th. 

You can find the Username and Password by e-maling Pam below.

BTW there are also Webinars on many topics:    The first one listed is about STEM Video Game Challenge with BraninPOP and Gamestar Mechanic.  This takes teachers through the process of working with students as they design their own games, harnessing and strengthening their STEM skills in the process.

 Responses can be sent to: Pam Norris @

Posted December 2, 2011 by consultingstatistics in Education in Alabama, Math Ideas