The Metro Chicago Mathematics Initiative is pleased to offer three exciting days of professional development for users of the Connected Mathematics Series. These sessions will each focus on a grade level, 6th, 7th, and 8th respectively, during the three days. Our phenomenal presenters, who are CMP users themselves, will walk you through each unit from beginning-to-end. We encourage you to take advantage of this wonderful opportunity to learn and collaborate with other users as we strive to do our best for our students! Don’t wait! Register today!
A number of our MCMI coaches will be presenting at the NCTM conference in Chicago, November 29–December 1. Check out their session descriptions below. There’s still time to register.
Coaching Practices to Build a Dynamic Learning Culture
Presented by Anne Agostinelli, Joanne Baker, Margie Pligge, and Nancy Mueller
How do coaches build effective relationships with teachers to promote high quality mathematics instruction? Presenters will share tools and structures they have used in over 30 school districts in the Chicago land area. We will highlight methods that advance generative reflection and discussions aimed at improving student engagement and learning.
Developing Meaning by Connecting Multiple Strategies
Presented by Jennifer Leimberer
Students may have multiple strategies, but do they understand how various strategies relate or know when using each is best and most efficient? Learn how to support students in making connections among multiple addition and subtraction strategies so they become flexible, strategic problem solvers.
A historic natural phenomena is an awesome way to start the school year!!! The Chicago area will be able to see a partial solar eclipse between 11:54pm and 2:42pm with the most coverage happening at 1:22pm. There are more details and an awesome animation at this site: https://www.timeanddate.
What is the best way to view the solar eclipse?
Indirect viewing is the safest method, especially for younger children. The Adler Planetarium has a wealth of information about viewing here http://www.
Spots are filling up for our 2017 summer institute, Motivation Matters in Mathematics.
Registration for our June institute will close on Friday, June 9, at midnight.
Wednesday, June 21 and Thursday, June 22
Keynote Speaker: Matthew Larson, President of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics
Location: Oak Park and River Forest High School, Oak Park, IL
Tuesday, August 1 and Wednesday, August 2
Keynote Speaker: Margaret (Peg) Smith, Professor of Instruction and Learning in the School of Education, and Senior Scientist at the Learning Research and Development Center, University of Pittsburgh
Location: Colin Powell Middle School, Matteson, IL
We look forward to seeing you there!
Registration is now open for the MCMI Summer 2017 Mathematics Institutes for K–12 educators, Motivation Matters in Mathematics.
The institute will include a keynote speaker, core sessions focused on principals of motivation, classroom environment, and instructional strategies, and choice sessions to accommodate the needs of a broad audience of learners.
To register for the June 21–22 session, click here.
To register for the August 1–2 session, click here.
Further information on the choice sessions is located on the registration page under the “Session Descriptions” tab.
WHO should attend: Teachers of mathematics and administrators in grades K–12.
Teachers will work in grade-band groups on core issues of mathematics teaching.
Teachers can also select breakout sessions based on their interests, contexts, and prior experience. Teachers either new to or experienced with our work are encouraged to attend. (Please ensure that you have district approval prior to registering.)
Administrators can attend special workshops immediately following the keynote speakers’ addresses. Administrators interested in working with teacher groups are also welcome to do so.
ICTM is hosting a webinar with Graham Fletcher on Mathematical Modeling in the Elementary Classroom!
Their description of the webinar and a registration link follows below:
The term “model” is frequently misinterpreted as simply the use of manipulatives in math. This alone doesn’t satisfy the expectation of Standard for Mathematical Practice #4: Model with Mathematics. Through the use of 3-act task, we’ll briefly discuss what mathematical modeling is and how to make sure it’s happening in our classrooms.
The webinar will be Wednesday, May 17, 2017 at 3:30 PM CST. Space is limited, but please feel free to spread the word to friends and colleagues. You can register here. Once you register, you’ll get a confirmation email with more directions on how to join.