Thanks for a great 2015 everyone!

Thanks for a great 2015 everyone!

Edited By Carl Oliver @carloliwitter

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Online Professional Development Sessions

A lot of work from a group of dedicated volunteers goes in to making the online Global Math Department presentations and newsletters. Thanks to all of the following people for serving as a host or booker for each week’s talks, helping to organize a tweetup or as a newsetter writer or editor. 

Adrienne Shlagbaum Jonathan Claydon
Andrew Gael Julie Reulbach
Andrew Stadel Justin Lanier
Andy Gael Kate Nowak
Ashli Black Kent Haines
Audrey McLaren Leigh Nataro
Carl Oliver Megan Hayes-Golding
Chris Robinson Megan Schmidt
David Wees Michael Pershan
Dylan Kane Nik Doran
Graham Fletcher Paula Torres
Heather Kohn Rachel Kernodle
Hedge Sahar Khatri
James Cleveland Sharon Vestal
Jenise Sexton Wendy Menard
Jessica Bogie

Thanks for making 2015 a great year, and here’s to making 2016 the best ever!

The Global Math Dept Board
Ashi, Carl, Dylan, Jessica, Michael

2015 Year in Review

The first talk of 2015 was Amazing Geometry Activities with Justin Aion and Laila Nur on January 6th. Unfortunately, the video of the talk was lost. This sometimes happens due to our dependence on free services 🙁
Date Talk Newsletter
Jan 6 Amazing Geometry Activities link  
Jan 13 #makemathsocial with CueThink link 1st Official GMD Newsletter of the New Year link
Jan 20 The Why and How of Computational Thinking link This Week at Global Math – 1/20/2015 link
Jan 27 Assessments That Promote Depth and Retention of Learning link This Week at Global Math – 1/27/2015 link
Feb 3 Common Mistakes on AP Calc Exam from an AP Reader link This Week at Global Math – 2/3/2015 link
Feb 10 Project-Based Learning for Mathematical Practices link This Week at Global Math – 02/10/2015 link
Feb 17 What Does It Really Mean to Look For and Make Use of Structure? link This Week at Global Math – 2/17/2015 link
Feb 24 Starting Your Journey Toward National Board Certification in Mathematics link This Week at Global Math – 2/24/2015 link
Mar 3 Challenging Minds: Enhancing mathematical learning of African American students through games link This Week at Global Math – 03/03/2015 link
Mar 10 What It Means to “See” Your Students: Responding to the Needs of Diverse Youth link This Week at Global Math – 3/10/2015 link
Mar 17 Interesting Things found by the MTBoS link This Week at Global Math – 3/17/2015 link
Mar 24 Capturing Student Thinking – Now what? link This Week at Global Math – 03/24/2015 link
Mar 31 Which One Doesn’t Belong? link This Week at Global Math – 03/31/2015 link

Shira Helft and Rick Barlow’s talk ‘Math Fights and Middle Bits’ was the most viewed talk of 2015, thanks in part to a plug on Dan Meyer’s blog. This is just one of the reasons why talks in May and June were the some of the most viewed talks of the year.
Date Talk Newsletter
Apr 14 Desmos link This Week at Global Math – Report from NCTM link
Apr 21 Favorites from NCTM link This Week at Global Math – 04/21/2015 link
Apr 28 “What is the MTBoS and How Do I Join?”: Reflections From NCTM link HEY! YOUR GLOBAL MATH NEWSLETTER IS HERE! link
May 5 Math Fights and Middle Bits link Global Math Newsletter! Yay! link
May 12 Beyond Beauty link This Week at Global Math – 05/12/2015 link
May 19 Open the Middle link We’re Gonna Make It! link
May 26 My Flipped Classroom link Reflecting on the year with the Global Math Department link
Jun 2 Growth Mindset: Laying the Foundation for the Revolution link This Week at Global Math – 06/02/2015 *updated* link
Jun 9 Spiraling Deeper with Activity Based Learning in Mathematics link Join the Summer Math Party! link
Jun 16 Shadow Con – Transforming the Conference Experience link Summer Math Photo Challenge link
Jun 23 My Favorite link This Week at Global Math – 06/23/2015 link
Jun 30 What Makes Problems Complex? link Conference Bonanza! link

Number Talks were a popular topic for talks as well as in newsletters in 2015, largely due to one of 2015’s most popular Math Ed books “Making Number Talks Matter.”
Date Talk Newsletter
Aug 4 Twitter Math Camp 2015 Recap – My Favorites link Global Math is back tonight! link
Aug 11 What To Do On the First Day of School link Ready or Not, School is here! – Revised slightly link
Aug 18 Lesson Study In Action link Global Math Tonight! link
Aug 25 Problem-Based Learning in Math: Clarifying Misconceptions and Understanding Differences link Summer comes to an end link
Sep 1 Social Dynamics and Math Discussions link Welcome to September! link
Sep 8 Introduction to Number Talks for Grades K to 12 link Let’s Talk Numbers! link
Sep 15 Warm-Ups = What Are They Good For? link So Many Resources! link
Sep 22 Open House/Back To School Night link What are your goals for the year? link
Sep 29 Mathematics & Music link Welcome fall (or spring, depending on your hemisphere)! link
Oct 6 Mathematical Modeling link Modeling, Number Talks, and more link
Oct 13 Socratic Seminars in the Math Classroom link This week at the Global Math Department link
Oct 20 An Update on Initiatives from the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics link Coming to you live from Global Math Department…it’s NCTM! link
Oct 27 On-Ramps to Mathematical Thinking for Students with Learning Disabilities Through the SMPs link Fall is learning season for teachers! link

The last talk in 2015 was John Scammell asking the question “What Does Formative Assessment Look Like In Math Class?” on December 22, 2015
Date Talk Newsletter
Nov 3 Be Your Own Professional Development link Candy Fun, MTBoS Love, and a Building Community link
Nov 10 High Fives and Trust: Why Relationships Must Come First link Global Math Department Requests the Highest of Fives and Your Attendance Tonight link
Nov 17 Seeing Stars: Using Art to Spark Investigation in Math Class link Learning from Sea to Shining Sea link
Dec 1 Tools for Customization: What Does Customized Learning Look Like? link The First Global Math Department of the Last Month of 2015 is Tonight link
Dec 8 Twitter Math Camp: History and 2016 Preview link Food For Thought link
Dec 15 Designing Systems of Teacher Learning Around Student Work link Hour of Code, ESSA news, and more! link
Dec 22 What Does Formative Assessment Look Like In Math Class? link This Week: A Very Merry Global Math to You and Yours link

And for a preview of next week’s talk ‘PCMI: The Experience’, try to work through problems 2-8 of this problem set. Don’t forget to read the directions!

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