Nov
17
2016

What is Equity?

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Okay. I’m at a conference thinking A LOT about RtI, special ed, and equity. So, I’ve got a couple questions that I’d love you too take some time with… What is a productive way to think about equity in your class and school and why? What is an unproductive way to think about equity in […]

Oct
29
2016

Oklahoma Test and Item Specification Documents Released

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The long-awaited Item Specifications have finally arrived! You can easily access each grade level document by visiting http://sde.ok.gov/sde/assessment-material. The challenge now is deciding what to do with these documents. I see a number of districts across the state utilizing state testing materials, like Item Specifications, to construct locally administered assessments that “mirror” that state assessment. The […]

Oct
26
2016

Oklahoma Math Ready Webinar

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Oklahoma Math Ready Webinar November 10, 3-4 p.m. The Southern Regional Education Board (SREB) will host a Math Ready webinar for educators in Oklahoma on Thursday, November 10, at 3 p.m. What is Math Ready? Math Ready is a free course designed for high school seniors who have completed Algebra I, Geometry and Algebra II […]

Oct
14
2016

#OKMath Task Force Week 5

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We have been working hard for 6 weeks and the time is finally here!  #OKMath Task Force is in full effect and ready to roll next week with our state-wide math tasks.  Just stop for a moment and let that sink in….numerous classrooms around Oklahoma will all be doing the same task.  Hundreds of students will […]

Sep
30
2016

#OKMath Task Force Week 4

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Welcome to Week #4 of the first cycle of the Math Task Force! Glad to have you back again! Well, we needed a couple of weeks off and we think you did too. This week we’re looking forward to introducing you to the content focus that will shape the shared math tasks we introduce next […]

Sep
9
2016

#OKMath Task Force Week 3

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Welcome to Week #3 of the first cycle of the Math Task Force! Glad to have you back again! [This warm up only lasts about 10 minutes. If you have the endurance for it, you can also do the Heavy Lift set that should last about 10-15 minutes.] Part 1) Stretch It Out Before we […]

Sep
1
2016

#OKMath Task Force Week 2

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Welcome to Week #2 of the first cycle of the Math Task Force! We are glad you’ve joined us! This week, we’re going to continue to push you to strengthen your teaching practice! Before you get started, we’ve got a follow-up poll for you from last week’s workout. Loading… [This warm up only lasts about […]

Aug
25
2016

#OKMath Task Force Launches

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Let’s Do This The #OKMath Task Force intends to unite Oklahoma math teachers in a collaborative effort to implement and refine rich, grade-specific tasks and WE NEED YOU! Join a us on a 9-week journey of learning with an entire state of teachers working toward becoming excellent teachers. Check out the breakdown of the 9-week plan that […]

Jun
20
2016

#14 OKMath Collaboration Launch

June 20, 2016 The #OKMath community on Facebook, now 3,000+ strong, began having an idea about sharing and collaborating on curriculum maps and pacing guides that could be used by teachers statewide. The first step in that process was to launch the collaboration with a game planning meeting, which we held and recorded on June […]

May
23
2016

New Standards At-A-Glance

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You probably all know by this point that we are moving right along with the implementation of Oklahoma’s NEW Oklahoma Academic Standards for Mathematics and ELA. The timeline is fast and furious,  believe me. To help jump start the work of making sense of the standards, we’re happy to present to you the At-A-Glance resource […]

May
16
2016

Curriculum Frameworks Application

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The Oklahoma State Department of Education is seeking 39 mathematics educators from across Oklahoma to develop instructional and assessment resources for the new PK-A2 standards. The Oklahoma Mathematics Standards Curriculum Frameworks Project will provide educators with information and resources to develop curriculum aligned to the new Oklahoma Academic Standards for Mathematics. Resources may include guidance on the meaning and intent of the standards, […]