Jun
30
2015

Learning Through Performance

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Stanford Center for Assessment, Learning and Equity and the George Lucas Foundation have teamed up to create long-term performance tasks for 6th grade mathematics. They are looking for teachers who would be interested in being trained and implementing some of the units in their classroom. The training for it is fast approaching–July 27-31. There is […]

Jun
25
2015

Professional Learning Communities via Social Media

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  “The term professional learning community has become quite commonplace in education circles. The term describes a collegial group who are united in their commitment to an outcome. In the case of education, the commitment would be to student learning” Technology has provided educators with unlimited tools that make it possible to connect and teach […]

Jun
16
2015

A New Chapter

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Hello Everyone, The last couple of years have been an amazing learning experience. I have traveled the state, met some truly awesome people, and seen the world of education from yet another angle. It is much like hands-ons exploration of a 3D object. You have to pick it up, turn it around and see it […]

Jun
14
2015

Oklahoma Math: Project-Based Learning Webinar

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Telannia Norfar will host the monthly math webinar on Monday, June 15 at 6 p.m.. The webinars occur every third Monday of the month. This month’s webinar will focus on project-based learning in the math classroom. According to Buck Institute for Education, project based learning is a teaching method in which students gain knowledge and skills by working […]

May
21
2015

OCTM – Oklahoma Council of Teachers of Mathematics

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Letters from the OCTM President Hello Oklahoma Math Teachers: I’m so excited to start monthly “letters from the OCTM President” on OKMath Teachers.  OCTM is the Oklahoma Council of Teachers of Mathematics.  We are the local chapter of NCTM, the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics.  Members of OCTM get a variety of benefits including: […]

Apr
27
2015

Survey for Math Standards

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The Mathematics Standards Writing Committee is formed and eager to begin work on a critical project that will touch so many lives. While the committee’s membership is limited, the voices that contribute can be many. Your input in standards-creation is invaluable. Toward that end, you are invited to participate in the first Math Standards Review Survey. […]

Apr
22
2015

Convinced at 34,000 feet

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Conference excitement starts as early as the plane ride. It is always fun to stand in the boarding line or sit next to a fellow math geek on their way to (or from) a national math conference. On one plane, a gentleman and his young son sat between a fellow NCSM traveler and me. His […]

Apr
8
2015

Assessment FAQ

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This time of year brings a number of challenges in the classroom. The concept of time seems to become fluid, where class periods seem to go by in a moment and the week seems to drag on forever. The impossibility of achieving 100% attendance captures the concept of the asymptote with precision. And, obviously, the pressure […]

Apr
8
2015

TLIC Network Meeting Invitation

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Teacher Leader and Instructional Coaches Network Quarterly Planning Meeting May 18, 2015 10:00 AM Edmond Administration Building Edmond, OK Host: Robbyn Glinsmann Robbyn.Glinsmann@edmondschools.net A small group of us have been working to get this network started and we are excited to grow the network. Who should come? If you are a teacher leader, even if […]

Mar
29
2015

Talking in Math Class – Oh My!

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Talk about math. Talk about anything you like about math. Talk about it anywhere, with anyone. Tell them why it’s great. Tell them how you think. Tell them how it surprises you, how it charms you, and how it all fits together. Kids Love to talk!  We talk about our reading, our writing, our science, […]

Mar
27
2015

Monthly Webinars for OKMath Teachers

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Starting April 20, Telannia Norfar will host monthly webinars focused on Oklahoma math classrooms. This month’s webinar will focus on the Question Formulation Technique. The technique helps students learn how to ask questions that will led them to learning important concepts. During the webinar, Norfar will share experiences from her own classroom. The hour webinar […]

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