NCTM and ACTM   Leave a comment

In case you haven’t heard, the annual face to face NCTM event in Atlanta was recently canceled due to the rising cases of COVID. ACTM recently moved their face to face session from face to face in Oxford, AL to virtual. I hope you are each staying safe.

Basil Conway IV
EACTM President

Posted August 27, 2021 by consultingstatistics in Uncategorized

July PD   Leave a comment

July Virtual Summer PD Opportunities from NCTM
July 9 and July 16 Productive Struggle Virtual Workshops Supporting students’ productive struggle in a post-COVID learning environment is an essential teaching practice in addressing unfinished learning as described in the American Rescue Plan. By engaging in productive struggle, students learn to persevere through challenging problems to reach successful outcomes. Learn more and register.
July 1315 and July 2022 Virtual Statistics Workshops Participants will discuss and apply the data analysis, data science, and statistical concepts embodied in the NCTM Catalyzing Change books and the American Statistical Association’s (ASA) Guidelines for Assessment and Instruction in Statistics Education (GAISE) Pre-K–12 Curriculum FrameworkLearn more and register.

Posted July 8, 2021 by consultingstatistics in Uncategorized

ACTM Annual Fall Conference   Leave a comment

2021 ACTM Fall Forum Speaker Call
Hello ACTM past speakers, conference attendees, and current members!The ACTM Executive Board of Directors has set our fall forum dates of Nov 3-4, 2021. The conference will take place Wed-Thur at the Oxford Civic Center, Oxford, AL.This email is seeking speaker proposals to begin creating our fall forum program.  We are operating slightly behind our normal schedule, so we asking for speaker proposals in the next two months, September 1st at the latest to guarantee consideration for the program.Use the link Speaker Submission Button to submit a session proposal.  THANK YOU!  See you in the fall!

You can find more information about the conference and our state organization ACTM at https://acotom.wildapricot.org/.

Posted July 8, 2021 by consultingstatistics in Uncategorized

NCTM National Conference is in Atlanta   Leave a comment

I hope everyone is having a wonderful summer break. If you didn’t know, the NCTM National Annual conference is in Atlanta this year. This is extremely close to the EACTM service area. I hope you will make plans to attend to increase your own knowledge. It is our hope that this translates to our practice which in turn increases learning in our classroom. Please consider this professional development experience: https://www.nctm.org/annual/.

Posted July 8, 2021 by consultingstatistics in Uncategorized

DREAM Teachers   Leave a comment

Dear friends of mathematics education,

We would like to enlist your assistance with a new project that mathematics education and mathematics faculty at Auburn University are designing to address the continuing shortage of mathematics teachers in our region. 
The Developing, Recruiting, and Empowering Alabama Mathematics (DREAM-Math) Teacher Project will encourage, recruit, and prepare motivated science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) graduates and professionals in our region to become secondary (grades 6-12) mathematics teachers.

DREAM-Math scholars would pursue a master’s degree in secondary mathematics education leading to certification as a mathematics teacher. The program will include at least 36 credit hours and can be completed in 4 semesters (14 months). The DREAM-Math teacher project is intended for STEM majors with at least 15 hours of mathematics courses completed, including Calculus I, II, and III. We anticipate the program beginning Summer 2022. We are also pursuing funding to provide support for candidates in the program.
We are currently trying to gauge the interest in a program of this kind. If you are aware of any potential candidates for the DREAM-Math program, or are willing to help recruit candidates or to provide other support for its development, please complete this survey — https://aub.ie/dream-math . Also, please forward the link to others who may be interested. Thanks for your help!


The DREAM-Math Team

W. Gary Martin, Marilyn Strutchens, Huajun Huang, Hans-Werner van Wyk, and Kathryn Early

Posted May 25, 2021 by consultingstatistics in Uncategorized

NCTM Elections   Leave a comment

March 2, 2021 

Dear Affiliate President, 

The NCTM Nominations and Elections Committee is pleased to announce the candidates for the 2021 Board of Directors election. 

Candidates for President-Elect (one will be elected) 

Frederick L. Dillon, Lesley University, Strongsville, Ohio 

Kevin Dykema, Mattawan Middle School, Mattawan, Michigan 

Candidates for Director, High School or Middle School Level (one will be elected) Maci Nelson, Robert Eagle Staff Middle School, Seattle, Washington 

Dianna M. Sopala, Northern Valley Regional High School, Demarest, New Jersey 

Candidates for Director, At-Large (three will be elected) 

Kyndall Brown, California Mathematics Project, Los Angeles, California 

Zandra de Araujo, University of Missouri, Columbia, Missouri 

Ruth Heaton, Teachers Development Group, West Linn, Oregon 

Michael D. Steele, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin Paola Sztajn, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, North Carolina 

Cathery Yeh, Chapman University, Orange, California 

We hope that you and your members will vote in the election, which will be conducted online from  February 15 through April 1. 

To ensure strong candidates in the future, we encourage you and your members to nominate eligible  candidates for the 2022 election. Nominations will be accepted online from July 15 to September 1,  2021, for the following positions: 

Board of Director: Four (4) positions are available. An individual must have been a member of the  Council continuously during the preceding three (3) years and must have served on a major committee  of the Council, in another leadership role in the Council, or in an Affiliate leadership role. 

To ensure balanced representation as required by the NCTM Bylaws, the need to fill specific Board positions for the 2022 election will be determined after the 2021 election. You can also help the  Council by nominating promising members for leadership roles on committees, task forces, editorial  panels, and conference support. 

Posted March 2, 2021 by consultingstatistics in Uncategorized

Professional Development on CODAP   Leave a comment

Dear Colleagues,

We are planning a Zoom group discussion on Thursday, March 4 at 4:00 p.m. Eastern Time. Our special guests are Hollylynne Lee (Director), Gemma Mojica (Co-director), Emily Thrasher and Greg Ray who are part of the Hub for Innovation and Research in Statistics Education group of Statistics Education (HI-RiSE) which is a group of statistics teacher educators, curriculum developers, and researchers from NC State University that conduct multiple projects to help support the teaching and learning of statistics and data science. They will be presenting on Investigating Real, Multivariate Data with CODAP.


Get ready to learn about what you can do in your classrooms to help excite and motivate your students to learn with and from data. They will engage us in data and statistics tasks that promote reasoning and problem solving using real multivariate datasets with a free online data visualization and analysis tool, CODAP. Free, online resources will be shared. Joining from a laptop or tablet will be best for this session.

We are going to use the Zoom registration for the RSVP for this meet-up.  Please click on the link below to register and Zoom will automatically send you the access info.

https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0ucu-hqT4oEtdpKeOY6J0uNI4e9EERQgKr

Recordings of previous K-12 Meet-ups are available at https://m.youtube.com/channel/UCESYnsheh2TclJlZW13sdBQ. Other free resources are posted at K-12 Educators (amstat.org).

Posted February 25, 2021 by consultingstatistics in Uncategorized

ACTM   Leave a comment

ACTM’s virtual math conference is February 22-25, 2021.  The concurrent sessions will run 4:00-5:00 each day with the ACTM business meeting on Thursday, February 25, at 5:00.  The conference will be free for all current ACTM members. Here is the program: United Through Distance – Virtual Live Conference Program.pdf

If your ACTM membership is not current, please visit the ACTM membership page here to renew your membership to be able to register for free. 

Registration for members has began and remain open through the end of the virtual conference week. Please use the attached link to register for the conference here.  Registrants will receive an email each day of the conference 1-hour (3pm) before the start of the daily sessions.  We look forward to learning together soon! 

**Remember to be logged into your profile on the ACTM website when trying to renew and/or register.

For full information, visit the ACTM homepage here.

Thank you,

The ACTM Executive Board

Posted February 17, 2021 by consultingstatistics in Uncategorized

SEEKING LESSON REVIEWERS   Leave a comment


Mathematics Lessons to Explore, Understand, and Respond to Social Injustice
We are seeking teachers who may be able to implement and/or review mathematics lessons in the context of social injustice that have been submitted for the forthcoming books. If you are interested, please complete the form linked below.

For PreK-2: https://bit.ly/SJbookP2review
For Gr. 3-5: https://bit.ly/SJbook35review
For Gr. 6-8: https://bit.ly/SJbook68review

THANK YOU! from the editing team: Tonya Bartell, Robert Berry, Basil Conway, Mathew Felton-Koestler, Lateefah Id-Deen, Courtney Koestler, Brian R. Lawler, Mary Candace Raygoza, Amanda Ruiz, John W. Staley, Eva Thanheiser, Jennifer Ward, Cathery Yeh, & Maria del Rosario Zavala

Posted February 2, 2021 by consultingstatistics in Uncategorized

Statistical Professional Development (Statistics)   Leave a comment

Dear Colleagues,

We are planning a Zoom group discussion on Thursday, February 4 at 4:00 p.m. Eastern Time. Our special guest will be Allan Rossman who will be talking about the importance of ‘Asking Good Questions: Why waste words?’ These three words are the take-home message. In fact, those three words comprise Allan’s entire teaching philosophy and his advice for effective teaching. This presentation will take longer than three seconds because he will provide two examples that connect statistics and probability to other aspects of a secondary mathematics curriculum. The Q&A session will allow for consideration of competing viewpoints, in case anyone wants to argue in favor of asking bad questions or not asking questions at all.  🙂  We are excited to have Allan, a former AP Statistics Chief Reader join us.

We are going to use the Zoom registration for the RSVP for this meet-up.  Please click on the link below to register and Zoom will automatically send you the access info.

https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZcsduqspz0sG9fWDuVlZz9MPVv1OsX3pIBX

Recordings of previous K-12 Statistics Meet-ups are available at https://m.youtube.com/channel/UCESYnsheh2TclJlZW13sdBQ

Thanks,

Rebecca


Organizers:

Christine Franklin, ASA K-12 Statistical Ambassador (https://www.amstat.org/ASA/Education/ASA-K-12-Statistical-Ambassador.aspx

Roxy Peck, Cal Poly – San Luis Obispo

Donna LaLonde, ASA Director of Strategic Initiatives & Outreach

Rebecca Nichols, ASA K-16 Education Coordinator


Free K-12 Statistics Education Resources:
Statistics Teacher: Statistics Teacher

K-12 Educators (amstat.org)

Posted February 2, 2021 by consultingstatistics in Uncategorized