Online Book Club
Register for the 68th Annual - MCTM Institute and Conference at TCAPS - West Senior High School.
The Institutes will begin on Tuesday, July 25, 2017 with the two day Conference following on Wednesday and Thursday, July 26-27, 2017. We are looking forward to this exciting event and hope that you will come join us this summer.
Conference Information and Registration
Online registration is now open. MCTM is honored to host Margaret Heritage and Jason Zimba as our two Keynote Speakers at the 2017 Conference.
Pricing for the 2017 Conference is listed below:
Late fee after July 12 - $25.00
The arrangements for the 2017 MCTM Institute is currently being finalized! MCTM is proud to announce the Institute speakers are: Margaret Heritage, Jason Zimba, Kristen Bieda, Joe Krajcik and Kate Fanelli.
MCTM Speaker Proposals - proposal window is now open
The 2017 MCTM Conference Committee is seeking proposals for sessions at the conference in July. Anyone interested in submitting a proposal should read the Call for Speaker Proposal notice.
The sessions descriptions for the sessions will be available in April 2017.
Lodging and Attractions
For more information, please contact the MCTM Office at 734-477-0421.
Save the date for the 2016 DACTM-MDSTA Conference
Saturday, November 5, 2016
7:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Cousino High School
30333 Hoover Rd
Warren, MI 48093
Attend sessions and workshops, earn SCECHs (pending), visit our vendors, and network with colleagues!
NEW THIS YEAR:
1: Two rooms designated for "un-conference sessions" - participant driven topics determined the day of the event
2: A free administrator only conference-within-a-conference
Participant registration begins in August, 2016
Visit the DACTM website for more details.
Mathematics is part of the nationwide STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) movement. One initiative is Project Lead the Way. Michigan has its own PLTW website. Be sure to visit here for information on this curriculum which incorporates hands-on learning, research, and more.
Resources Available from Achieve
You may be familiar with Achieve, the educational organization created by a number of U.S. Governors to promote high standards and a higher-quality high school diploma. Achieve has a number of projects in the works. Two that pertain particularly to mathematics education are below.
American Diploma Project (ADP)
The American Diploma Project Network has 35 states working together to ensure that every high school graduate is prepared for college and careers.
The MathWork advocacy toolkit is available FREE to those looking for resources to promote the case that all students, regardless of their post-secondary plans, need rigorous mathematics courses throughout their high school years. The toolkit includes fact sheets, electronic presentations, and other resources for a variety of audiences.
Next Generation Science Standards
Now that the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) for English Language Arts and Mathematics are in place, attention is turning to Science. With content from the four core areas blending more and more, it's helpful to know what's happening in the other content areas as well. Follow the development of the Next Generation Science Standards by visiting the websites below:
Next Generation Science Standards - the main website for NGSS information.
News from Achieve about the NGSS.
National Science Teachers Association news on the NGSS.
National Academies Press: A Framework for K-12 Science Education: Practices, Crosscutting Concepts, and Core Ideas (2012)
Michigan Department of Education - Science Curriculum and Information
NRC Science and Engineering Practices
Looking for the National Research Council's Science and Engineering Practices? These are found on page 42 of the book, A Framework for K-12 Science Education: Practices, Crosscutting Concepts, and Core Ideas (2012) by the Board on Science Education (BOSE). The book can be found at the National Academies Press.
The 8 practices have considerable overlap with the CCSS-M, and are as follows:
- Asking questions (for science) and defining problems (for engineering)
- Developing and using models
- Planning and carrying out investigations
- Analyzing and interpreting data
- Using mathematics and computational thinking
- Constructing explanations (for science) and designing solutions (for engineering)
- Engaging in argument from evidence
- Obtaining, evaluating, and communicating information