This August area High School Math teachers gave up some of their time to come together to work on preparing for the upcoming school year. With the transition to the Common Core over the last two years most have grown accustom to the format of the NYSED Modules on EngageNY. However, even though some Algebra I teachers have had two years under their belt (and Geometry completing their first year of using the Common Core standards) they came together to share ideas of what they’ll look to tweak for this school year. Those teaching Algebra II also worked on adapting the modules for this first year of implementation of Common Core Algebra II. Throughout the two sets of 2-day offerings in August teachers were able to share ideas with others and have time to plan to hit the ground running next month.
As things continue to change for this trainsition to the new Common Core Algebra II exam you can find any and all of the approved High School Regents changes and/or resources at EngageNY: https://www.engageny.org/resource/regents-exams-mathematics
Resources shared for area teachers are also posted in our CABOCES HS Moodle course at: http://moodle.caboces.org/demo/course/view.php?id=471
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By: Mark Carls, CA BOCES and Hinsdale Central School
On Tuesday, September 16, twenty-three Pre-K teachers from the local area came together to learn about the PK Math Modules. Teachers were asked to revisit the PK math common core standards and look at the standards through the lens of Focus. Teachers focused on the major clusters- areas of intensive focus, where students need fluent understanding and application of the core concepts (approximately 70%). The teachers were introduced to supporting clusters and additional clusters. Teachers were asked to use the placemat as a guidance to inform instructional decisions regarding time and other resources spent on clusters of varying degrees of emphasis.
There was more to March Madness than just college basketball! The CA BOCES ISS Professional Development team delivered four workshops that supported 90 of our math teachers as they implement the Common Core Standards.