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Common Core State Standards for Mathematics (expanded version)

CCSS for Mathematics Appendix A: Designing High School Mathematics Courses (model course pathways)

Archived Webinars

November 06, 2014
Jump Starting Formative Assessment: A Resource for Leaders

Presented by: Ana Floyd, Wendy Rich

Sponsored by: Carnegie Learning

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NCSM has created a new resource for leaders - supervisors, coaches, lead teachers, faculty teaching mathematics methods courses - that provides PowerPoint slides and leader notes on strategies for formative assessment. Appropriate for pre-service students as well as K-16 teachers, the JUMP START series includes discussion points and activities for each strategy related to mathematics classrooms. Join the webinar for a tour through the resource and discussions about formative assessment with the educators who created JUMP START.

August 28, 2014
It's TIME to Lead - A Call to Action for Mathematics Leaders

Presented by: Steve Leinwand and Dr. Suzanne Mitchell

Sponsored by: Carnegie Learning

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Crosswalk Document

Now that It's TIME-Themes and Imperatives for Mathematics Education: A Leadership Framework for Common Core Mathematics has been widely distributed and now that mathematics education leaders like you are launching their 2014-15 slate of activities, it's the perfect time to turn to converting the ideas and suggestions of It's TIME into specific actions.

NCSM has identified a set of 10 programmatic imperatives in the areas of knowledge, instruction, assessment, and systemic change that mathematics leaders are responsible for establishing to increase student learning. This "call to action" webinar will provide focused and practical guidance for providing the essential leadership required to significantly improve the productivity of school and district mathematics education systems. Specific actions will be shared that can greatly improve your mathematics leadership potential.

April 22, 2014
NCSM Great Tasks with TI Technology

Presented by: Connie Schrock, Jennifer Wilson

Sponsored by: Carnegie Learning, Inc.

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What is a "great task"? How is a great task used effectively in the classroom? Published by the National Council of Supervisors of Mathematics (NCSM) with support from Texas Instruments, NCSM Great Tasks for Mathematics 6-12 provides opportunities for students to explore meaningful mathematics by challenging their thinking about essential concepts and ideas. Explore tasks that are aligned to the Common Core content standards, with special attention given to the Common Core Mathematical Practices. Learn how tasks can be enhanced with the TI-84 Plus family and TI-Nspire technology to promote mathematical reasoning and active engagement for students of the 21st century.

March 26, 2014
Mathematical Modeling in Three Acts

Presented by:

Dan Meyer, as seen on CNN, Good Morning America, Everyday With Rachel Ray, and 1,000,000 times on TED.com

Dr. Eric Milou, Professor of Mathematics, Rowan University, Glassboro, NJ

Gwendolyn Zimmermann, PhD, Assistant Principal, Adlai E. Stevenson High School District 125, Lincolnshire, IL

Sponsored by: Carnegie Learning, Inc.

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In our work with teachers and students we find modeling with mathematics to be one of the most misunderstood practice standards. We'll briefly examine what modeling is and what it isn't. Then we'll describe a method for doing and teaching modeling that draws on digital media and plays out over three acts. We'll also look at the implementation challenges that arise when trying to modify a teacher's existing definition of a fundamental mathematical practices.

January 22, 2014
The Future of Math Education:
A Panel Discussion of Promising Practices


Presented by:
Valerie Mills, NCSM President
Cathy Fosnot, renowned educator and author, and Francis (Skip) Fennell, past NCTM and AMTE President

Hosted by: Ed week
Sponsored by: DreamBox Learning
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This webinar explores the future of mathematics education. Educators, parents, and community members interested in the success of all students in learning mathematics will gain valuable insights from these leaders. Topics will include formative assessment, the Common Core State Standards, meeting the diverse needs of all students, and digital learning technology. The panel will also field questions from participants submitted during the session.

February 26, 2013
Measuring Math that Matters: The PARCC and Smarter Balanced Approaches to Assessment

Presented by:
Suzanne Mitchell, NCSM President
Carrie Piper, Senior Mathematics Advisor, Partnership for Readiness for College and Career (PARCC)
Shelbi Cole, Director of Mathematics, Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium

Sponsored by: Carnegie Learning, Inc.

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This webinar discusses the assessment designs of both the PARCC and Smarter Balanced consortia and their approaches to assessment. There is an overview of the task types and evidence statements in PARCC and a review of Smarter Balanced sample test items. The differences between formative, interim and summative assessments are discussed , as well as a discussion of K-12 teacher and higher education involvement.

January 15, 2013
Transitioning to the CCSS with support of NCSM's
"Great Tasks" for Mathematics


Presented by:
Suzanne Mitchell, NCSM President
Connie Schrock, Professor of Mathematics at Empora State University

Sponsored by: Carnegie Learning, Inc.

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This webinar shares the requirements created for a mathematics activity to be considered a GREAT TASK and how to utilize Great Tasks to raise student achievement in math. The session continues by sharing some GREAT TASKS soon to be published in NCSM's new books for mathematics leaders. The tasks include launch activities as well as student work. The mathematical practices will be emphasized with multiple ways for students to demonstrate their understanding of the mathematics content and the Standards for Mathematical Practice.

February 15, 2012
New Resources for Illustrating the Mathematical Practices

Presented by:
Suzanne Mitchell, NCSM President
Valerie Mills, NCSM President-Elect

Sponsored by: Carnegie Learning, Inc.

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New resources for classroom-based professional development will be previewed that support the Standards for Mathematical Practice. The K-12 professional development modules will utilize video, student work, and instructional best practices.

November 8, 2011
Implementing the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics: The CCSS Curriculum Materials Analysis Tools

Presented by:
Diane Briars, NCSM Past President
Suzanne Mitchell, NCSM President

Sponsored by: Carnegie Learning, Inc.

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Slides

This webinar provides an overview of Curriculum Materials Analysis Tools recently developed by a committee led by Bill Bush at the University of Louisville. The set of three tools can assist textbook selection committees, school administrators, and K-12 teachers in the selection of curriculum materials that support implementation of the Common Core State Standards in Mathematics. The tools are designed to provide educators with objective measures and information to guide their selection of mathematics curriculum materials based on evidence of the materials' alignment with the CCSSM including the Standards for Mathematical Practice, grade level content, equity, technology, and assessment.

February 23, 2011
Deeper Diver Into the Common Core State Standards: Leading with the Mathematical Practices

Presented by:
Diane Briars, NCSM President
Suzanne Mitchell, NCSM President Elect

Sponsored by: Carnegie Learning, Inc.

Archived Webinar Recording Not Available

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Handout

The Common Core State Standards present new opportunities, as well as challenges, for mathematics education leaders to provide all students access to high quality mathematics instruction and assessment. Learn about the most productive ways to begin CCSS implementation, common pitfalls to avoid, and tools and resources that NCSM will be providing to support this work.

November 30, 2010
Getting Started with the Common Core State Standards: First Steps for Mathematics Education Leaders

Presented by:
Diane Briars, NCSM President
Suzanne Mitchell, NCSM President Elect

Sponsored by: Carnegie Learning, Inc.

Archived Webinar Recording Not Available

Presentation
Handout

The Common Core State Standards present new opportunities, as well as challenges, for mathematics education leaders to provide all students access to high quality mathematics instruction and assessment. Learn about the most productive ways to begin CCSS implementation, common pitfalls to avoid, and tools and resources that NCSM will be providing to support this work.