Hello, Carnegie Learning customers! In this issue, we highlight a new interview series for the Carnegie Learning Math Series middle school curricula, the Fall Math Webinar Series, and our popular teacher blog, "A Day in the Life of a Carnegie Learning Teacher".
As always, if you have any success stories that you'd like to share with our team, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Carnegie Learning® Math Series:
Video Interview Series
This month, our Carnegie Learning Math Series web site is highlighting our complete six-part interview series with Carnegie Learning co-founder and Chief Scientist, Dr. Steve Ritter.
In this interview series, Dr. Ritter discusses the research that went into the development of our new Common Core math program for the middle grades, and touches on several key ideas related to how students learn at peak efficiency. The series topics are:
- Why do so many middle school students become demotivated or disinterested in learning math?
- What role do rewards play in motivating students to learn?
- The Assistance Dilemma:
How has this shaped the development of the examples in the MATHia™ software?
- What are the Benefits of Using Software as Part of a Curriculum?
- What research has examined student motivation to learn math?
- How has research affected the development of the Carnegie Learning Math Series?
The Carnegie Learning Math Series web site will continue to receive weekly updates, so be sure to bookmark it. We encourage you follow the evolving story of the Carnegie Learning Math Series development at http://mathseries.carnegielearning.com.
Last Chance: Our Adaptive Math Bundle Offer
You still have time to take advantage of our special money-saving subscription package! Purchase a Carnegie Learning® Adaptive Math Software Solution bundle with Carnegie Learning® 24/7 Math Help and Professional Development services starting as low as $17,500 per building.
Each bundle includes:
- Cognitive Tutor Software Licenses
- Unlimited 24/7 Math Help
- Professional Development Days
This offer expires November 30, 2010. For more information, or to view sample package pricing, contact your local representative today at 888.851.7094 or visit www.carnegielearning.com/AMSOffer
The Fall 2010 Math Webinar Series
If you are interested in learning new teaching strategies, learning about current educational trends or hearing from experts in the math field, please join us for one of our FREE math webinars. Our webinars are designed to connect educators and administrators to their peers and experts in the field of mathematics to learn how we can better engage students in learning math.
Getting Started with the Common Core State Standards: First Steps for Mathematics Education Leaders
November 30, 2010 at 3:30 p.m. EST.
NCSM President - Elect
The Common Core State Standards present new opportunities, as well as challenges, for mathematics education leaders to provide all students access to high quality mathematics instruction and assessment. Learn about the most productive ways to begin CCSS implementation as well as common pitfalls to avoid, and tools and supports that NCSM will be providing to support this work. This is an NCSM Webinar Event sponsored by Carnegie Learning, Inc.
Carnegie Learning Math Series Webinars
Getting Ready for the Common Core Transition
Wednesday, December 8, 2010
Sandy Bartle, Senior Academic Officer, Carnegie Learning
The middle grades are critical for students to build confidence. Join us for a discussion about how to prepare students to meet the new common core standards for math. Learn about strategies for helping students acquire math proficiency and procedural fluency.
Student Achievement in Mathematics Through Personalization
Wednesday, December 15, 2010
Personalization is the key to minimizing student boredom and anxiety about mathematics. Join us to learn more about the importance of motivating students by personalizing math instruction.
New Product Information Webinars:
Featuring the Carnegie Learning Math Series
Join us for a short informational session to learn about what is in development for the Carnegie Learning Math Series and MATHia™ software.
Friday, November 19
9:00 AM-9:30 AM EST
Wednesday, December 1
2:00 PM-2:30 PM EST
Friday, December 17
9:00 AM-9:30 AM EST
Previously Recorded Webinars (available for playback)
Common Core Standards Initiative: Preparing America’s Students for College and Career
Senior Membership Director & Interim Strategic Initiative Director
Council of Chief State School Officers
Join us for a webinar this fall to learn about the new Common Core Standards.
For more information about Carnegie Learning's commitment to the Common Core Standards, visit the Common Core page on our website:http://www.carnegielearning.com/commoncore/
Critical Incidents in the Development of Mathematics Anxiety in Grades 4-8
Dr. Rhonda Bonnstetter
Chair, Education Department & Associate Professor of Education, Southwest Minnesota State University
This session will describe the results of research into triggers for math anxiety in middle level students. You will hear the voices of the students as they relate what works and what doesn't in developing positive dispositions towards mathematics. Students describe teachers' characteristics, instructional strategies, and positive interventions.
Evidence-Based Practices for Supporting Understanding and Skill in Mathematics
Bethany Rittle- Johnson
Associate Professor, Vanderbilt University
Jon R. Star
Assistant Professor, Harvard University Graduate School of Education
Too often, students memorize procedures and fail to understand the underlying concepts or to flexibly apply the procedures to a range of problems. We will describe and illustrate several teaching techniques that we have demonstrated improve both students’ understanding of concepts and procedural skill. These techniques include supporting comparison of multiple examples, encouraging students to explain correct solutions, and interleaving lessons on concepts and procedures.
Save the Date for the 2011 Carnegie Learning
National Math Institute
Carnegie Learning is pleased to announce the 2nd annual National Math Institute!
The event will be held from July 10-13, 2011, and will be hosted at the Gaylord Texan, just outside of Dallas, Texas. Pre-Institute training will begin on Saturday, July 9.
1501 Gaylord Trail
Grapevine, Texas 76051
More information will be coming soon, including an updated web site, agenda, presenter proposals, and more! Stay up to date by visiting our NMI website: http://nmi.carnegielearning.com
We’re looking forward to another successful event and hope to see you in Texas in July!
Blog: A Day in the Life of a Carnegie Learning Teacher
Our two teacher bloggers have continued to post interesting and informational weekly blog articles about being a Carnegie Learning teacher!
This blog is a must-read for anyone currently teaching with Carnegie Learning curricula!
We encourage you to read, interact with, and forward these blog posts. Recent topics include:
- Using a Word Wall for Algebra Class
- Using Real-World Scenarios to Help Students Make Connections in Math
- My First Encounter with Cognitive Tutor
- and more!
Read the blog now at: http://cliteacher.blogspot.com/