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 Middle School Math Workshops 2017-2018

Agendas  PowerPointsHandouts/Resources 
  • Keys to quality assessments
  • Focus on sound design
    • Standard/item alignment
    • Balance of representation
    • Target-method match
    • Quality items
  • Assessment blueprint
  • Analysis of assessments
PL MS 2017 11 29

 

 
  • Thinking about equity issues
  • Meet Calvin
  • Discussion
  • Additional equtiy issues
  • NCTM's Equity Principle
  • Gallery walk summary
  • Next steps
  • Wrap-up

 

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  • Background information
  • Pentominoes task
  • Solutions
  • Concepts that can be taught
  • Resources
  • Wrap-up
 PL MS 2017 09 27  
  •  2017-2018 district academic emphasis
  • Strategies from research
  • Available resources
  • Grade level sharing
  • Wrap-up

 

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                                                Middle School Math Workshops 2016-2017

                 

                               Agendas                 PowerPoints                 Handouts/Resources 
  • Power standards criteria
  • Application of criteria to standards
  • First draft list
  • Comparison to assessment blueprint
  • Vertical alignment
  • Pacing considerations
  PL-MS-2017-03-21

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  • Foundation of Algebra update
  • Helping your students take flight
    • Mnemonics and repetition
    • Hands-on learning
    • Concept discovery
    • Problem analysis and student explanations
  • Resources
  • Professional learning opportunity

PL-MS-GMAS-02-06-17

  • Differentiation task - Gingerbread man template
  • Group discussion of task
  • Differentiation video
  • Samples of differentiation activities in math
  • Develop an activity in differentiation groups
  • Wrap-up/closing with group sharing
  • Exit ticket via Survey Monkey

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  • Fraction task
  • Four tips for fractions - jigsaw activity
  • Color in Fractions game
  • Tasks with models
  • Fraction pairs task
  • Fraction card activity
  • Construct a Sum activity
  • Summary and wrap-up

PL-MS-2016-10-25

 

  • IXL webinar
    • Account activation
    • IXL overview
    • Skill practices (before instruction and during practice)
    • IXL analytics
    • More IXL professional learning
  • State survey

PL-MS-2016-09-06

 

 

  

  • Techniques to promote thinking:
    • Reversibility
    • Flexibility
    • Generalization
  • Wrap-up
PL-MS-2016-08-17

                  

Middle School Math Workshops 2015-2016

                 

Agendas

               PowerPoints                 Handouts/Resources 
  • Welcome
  • Experience On-line Testing Georgia
  • MOOC-ED opportunities
  • Hands-on lesson and presentation with Carolyn Cutts
  • Grade-level reflection
  • Wrap-up

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  • NCTM Regional Conference highlights
    • Using Twitter and #MTBoS to connect, recharge, and collaborate
    • Desmos - free, next generation graphing calculator with activities that engage and allow students to construct understandings
    • Additional resources 
  • Other information
    • December Mathematics Updates
    • Milestones EOC data on domain mastery
    • Technology tip:  Flippity + Google Sheets = Online flashcards
PL-MS-NCTM-Nov15
  • Productivity tools
  • Great apps
  • Videos/tutorials
  • Milestones updates
  • Wrap-up and reflection

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  • Three-act structure
    • Meatballs Task
    • Standards: G.MG.1, SMP.4
    • Act 1
    • Act 2
    • Act 3
  • File Cabinet task
    • Standards: 6.G.4; 7.G.6; SMP.4
    • Goals and teaching moves included in slide notes
    • Sequels: Additional problems that “spin off” of the original to reinforce learning and stretch thinking
    • Giving the lesson a title
  • Graphing Stories
  • Bad Maths
  • Estimation 180
  • Mathalicious
  • Resources and research base

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  • Curriculum/instruction/assessment update
    • Georgia Standards of Excellence
    • Resources for middle school math
    • Georgia Milestones
  • Hands-on lessons with Carolyn Cutts, ETA Hand2Mind
  • Upcoming professional learning opportunities
  • Wrap-up
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Middle School Math Workshops 2014-2015

                  

                                 Agendas                 PowerPoints                    Handouts/Resources 
  • Mulitple representations
  • Recommendation guidelines
  • Front Row differentiated math practice
  • Wrap-up
2015-02-24 MS Math PL
  • Cognitive complexity
  • Depth of knowledge (DOK)
  • Analysis of items for cognitive demand using DOK level
  • Modification strategies to raise cognitive demand
  • "Tweak" items to increase complexity
  • Update from GaDOE
  • Calculators and other resources
2015-02-27 MS Math PL
  • Growth vs. fixed mindset
  • Strategies for building confidence and promoting engagement
  • Standards review - proposed changes
  • Milestones update
MS-2014-11-18 
  • Milestones update
  • Exploring free technology for instruction from Discovery Learning

 

MS-2014-11-03 
  • Milestones update
  • Resources
  • Kahoot and QR codes to enhance instruction
  • Break-out sessions
    • Grade 6:  Technology for instruction
    • Grade 7:  Summer Academy 
    • Grade 8:  Summer Academy
MS-2014-09-23
  • Coweta's Professional Learning Plan
  • Curriculum website
  • Student Growth Model
  • Milestones assessments
  • Summer Academy
  • Suggestions/needs/concerns
MS-2014-08-26


                  

                                                  Middle School Math Meetings 2013-2014

                  

                               Agendas

                PowerPoints                Handouts/Resources
  • Grade-level sharing
  • OAS formative assessment items 
 MS-2013-09-17
  • Grade-level sharing
  • Resources
  • Teacher Resource Link in SLDS
  • Georgia Virtual Learning shared resources 
MS-2013-10-15 
  • Focus on STEM
    • Quiz: STEM information
    • A definition of STEM
    • Video: STEM lesson in action
    • Engineering design process and mathematical thinking process
    • Suggestions for STEM lessons
    • Coweta STEM recognitioins
    • Resources for STEM activities and lessons 
MS-2013-11-19
  • Focus on mathematics and Language
    • Literacy in mathematics - Dr. Paula Baker
    • "The problems with math is English"
  • Updates and sharing 
MS-2014-01-21
  • Review activity ideas for getting ready for the CRCT
  • Guidelines for making 9th grade recommendations
  • Updates and sharing 
MS-2014-03-04 

   


                  

                                                   Middle School Math Meetings 2012-2013

                  

 

                                       Agendas                PowerPoints                 Handouts/Resources 
  • Unit 1 Discussions
  • Unit 2 Preview
  • Assessments
    • Diagnostics
    • CRCT Content Weights
  • Resources
MS-2012-08-14
  • Visual tools for thinking
  • Resources
  • Grade-level discussions
  • Vertical teams
  • Textbook evaluation timeline
MS-2012-09-25
  • Rubric for textbooks/ learning materials evaluation
  • Assessment update
  • Tasks
  • Grade level discussions
MS-2012-10-23 
  • Textbook adoption
  • Assessment update
  • Outstanding Math Guides
MS-2012-12-04
  • Interactive math notebooks
  • "Understanding" in CCGPS
  • Textbook/learning resources
  • Looking ahead 
MS-2012-01-29
  • Textbook adoption update
  • ASSISTments
  • Course recommendations
  • Math in May
  • Professional learning opportunities
MS-2013-03-05
  • Reflections on first year of CCGPS
  • Pacing guide development
  • PARCC update
  • OAS formative assessment items
  • Instructional resources on SLDS
  • Grade level work to review and refine
    • Benchmarks
    • Unit pretests
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