Transitioning to the CCSS with Support of the NCSM “Great Tasks” for Mathematics
This webinar will share the requirements created for a mathematics activity to be considered a Great Tasks – an NCSM tool that supports the Common Core State Standards in math classrooms. The session will share some NCSM Great Tasks that will be published in NCSM's new books for mathematics leaders. The tasks include launch activities as well as student work. The mathematical practices will be emphasized with multiple ways for students to demonstrate their understanding of the mathematics content and the Standards for Mathematical Practice.Watch Webinar
Dr. Suzanne Mitchell is currently the Past-President of the National Council of Supervisors of Mathematics and served on the Board of Directors for the past seven years including representing the Southern 2 region. She served on numerous committees with the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics and served 10 years on the Board of the Triangle Coalition for Science and Technology Education in Washington DC, including one year as President in 2004. She presently teaches mathematics at Arkansas State University, manages the Improving Teacher Quality federal grant at the Arkansas Department of Higher Education, and is the Executive Director of the Arkansas STEM Coalition. The STEM Coalition coordinates P-16 partnerships and STEM resources through collaboration with business and education representatives and policymakers in Arkansas. During her teaching career, Dr. Mitchell taught a variety of mathematics courses, grades 7-12, and served as the secondary mathematics curriculum coordinator in Pulaski County Special School District in Little Rock, Arkansas, and as the mathematics and science coordinator for the magnet school program in the Kansas City, Missouri School District serving on the administrative team with responsibility for the planning, organizing, and implementing the mathematics and science, environmental science, and the health sciences themes.
Connie Schrock is a professor of Mathematics and Computer Science at Empora State University. Connie most recently served on the board as a regional director for the National Council of Supervisors of Mathematics and in April will begin to serve as the NCSM elected second vice-president. Currently she chairs the NCSM Great Task committee whose objective is to create tasks to use with the Common Core State Standards mathematical practices.
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