News from the Western 1 Region
Mona Toncheff, Western 1 Regional Director
Fall 2013

As we prepare for the upcoming 2013-2014 school year, the assessments of the Common Core are on our minds. Whatever role we hold, either administrator, director of math, curriculum supervisor, coaches or teachers, we are all preparing for the new CCSS-M assessments. This year, states in Western Region 1 are in full implementation of CCSS-M and planning for SMARTER Balanced and PARCC assessments in 2015. Teachers and collaborative teacher teams are reflecting on their current assessment practices and focusing on the DOK (Depth of Knowledge) and cognitive demand of the assessment items and mathematical tasks to ensure students are prepared for the new dynamic assessments. There are several professional development opportunities in our region this fall to assist with assessment and instructional expectations on the horizon for mathematics.

Upcoming Region Conferences: Check out the Western Region 1 Pinterest Board to view other math educational events and resources in your region.

We have several state-level conferences happening this fall. When you scroll to the end of this message, you'll find a rolling calendar of events that list both NCSM and our regional activities by date. To keep information up to date, feel free to contact your NCSM state team leader (listed on the side bar) or me to share the information that needs to be posted.

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