Browsing articles tagged with " 6-8"
Aug
12
2017

Don’t Underestimate Unit 0

With the year underway, we’re trying something new in Oklahoma that I think you should know about. For each and every grade level covered by our new Oklahoma Academic Standards for Mathematics, we’re recommending that teachers across Oklahoma spend their first week (or so) engaging their students in mathematics activities that inspire students and give […]

Aug
6
2017

Our Units Keep Getting Better

By now, you’ve hopefully seen the wonderful work of the OKMath Framework. I bragged about it here and made a little intro video about it here. It’s been a lot of fun to work on this project for the last 18 months and we’re through-the-roof excited about the work that we’re starting to share from […]

Oct
29
2016

Oklahoma Test and Item Specification Documents Released

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. Edit January 17, 2017: As a follow-up to this post, read The OKMath Framework Released.  The challenge now is deciding what to do with these documents. I see a number of districts across the state utilizing state testing […]

Apr
1
2016

#13 OAS-M Update and PDOYP

March 31, 2016 The new Oklahoma Academic Standards for Mathematics have been officially approved! In this episode, Robbyn Glinsmann and Levi Patrick talk about where we are with the new standards, discuss assessments, textbooks, and implementation strategies. You can listen to the podcast and follow along with the slides below. Links from Podcast: OSDE Standards Page […]

Aug
31
2015

Leadership Class 2 Applications Due Sept. 14

The Oklahoma State Department of Education is proud to create and support a dynamic network of Oklahoma Math and Science educators through OKMath and OKSci Leadership. OKMath and OKSci Leadership selects, challenges, develops and educates Oklahoma math and science teachers, instructional coaches, and district curriculum specialists who have demonstrated an interest in leadership skills related […]

Apr
8
2015

Assessment FAQ

Standards Curriculum Assessment in Oklahoma

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 […]

Feb
20
2015

Need Money?

Grant Funding Available

Are you wanting to attend a professional development but your school doesn’t have the funds to send you? Do you want to implement a new strategy or tool in the classroom but no money? What would you do if your desires could be funded? I am very familiar with this situation. Rather than admit defeat, […]

Feb
2
2015

Math Teaching Practice 2

[This post is a part of series on the Eight Mathematics Teaching Practices. If you haven’t had a chance to get to know the Eight Mathematics Teaching Practices, start with an introduction here. You can check out Practice 1 here. We also did a survey about the Teacher and Student Actions you can read about […]

Jan
27
2015

OKMath 2014 Survey Responses

Here’s how I like to explain it… I had this crazy idea to send out an enormous survey and somehow there were over 100 crazy math teachers in Oklahoma who actually filled it out! Like Jeff Lay, Anthony Purcell, and so many others, I fell in love with NCTM’s Principles to Actions (link) almost immediately. […]

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