Hello, Carnegie Learning customers! In this issue, we discuss the development updates for the new 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". Plus, the announcement of our 2011 National Math Institute!
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.
The Carnegie Learning Math Series: A Common Core Program will provide personalized math instruction to help all middle school students master math concepts and skills. The series consists of textbooks and our new MATHia™ software.
Follow the story of its development on our updated website, where we have just added the following:
- Table of Contents and Common Core Alignments for each grade level in the series
- A new textbook sampler
- Updated software screen images
- A new article on our textbooks titled “We Encourage Students to Think Like Mathematicians”
- Three new video interviews with Carnegie Learning co-founder and chief scientist Dr. Steve Ritter
- A new webinar section – register for an informative webinar about the Math Series. The next webinar is Friday, October 22nd at 9:00 AM EST.
This site will continue to receive weekly updates, so be sure to bookmark it. We encourage you follow the evolving story of the Math Series development at http://mathseries.carnegielearning.com.
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.
Common Core Standards Initiative: Preparing America’s Students for College and Career
Oct. 27, 2010 at 3:30 p.m. EST.
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/
Getting Started with the Common Core State Standards: First Steps for Mathematics Education Leaders
November 10, 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.
Previously Recorded Webinars (available for playback)
Critical Incidents in the Development of Mathematics Anxiety in Grades 4-8
Sept. 15, 2010 at 3:30 p.m. EST.
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
Oct. 12, 2010 at 3:30 p.m. EST.
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 posts. Recent topics include:
- Kool-Aid and Skittles (a ratio activity)
- Gallery Walk
- Picture Algebra
- Seeing Stars
- and more!
Read the blog now at: http://cliteacher.blogspot.com/
NCTM Regional-New Orleans
Oct. 28 – 30, 2010
Nov. 11 – 13, 2010