Starting School or Still Summering?

Starting School or Still Summering?

Edited By Meg Craig @mathymeg07

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Online Professional Development Sessions

Flipping Your Math Classroom: More Than Just Videos and Worksheets
Presented by Crystal Kirch (@crystalkirch)

The flipped classroom is not just about watching videos at home – it’s about getting time back in your classroom to deepen the learning experience for students. Flipping transformed my high school math classroom into one with more student-centered active learning and higher-order thinking activities that allowed my students to take ownership of their learning and communicate mathematically in ways I could never do before. Come and learn how to truly define an effective flipped classroom and gather ideas for the five questions every flipped classroom teacher must answer. Whether you are already flipping, intrigued by the idea, or a current naysayer of flipping, I look forward to sharing my experiences with you and providing you the resources to begin your flipping journey. Recommended for teachers grades 4 and up.

To join the meeting when it starts at 9pm Eastern (or RSVP if it’s before 9pm), click here.

Last week Jessica Bogie, Regan Galvan, and Sarah DiMaria shared ideas for Back to School Night.

Check out the recording here.

Getting back into the swing of things…

PD that doesn’t suck

If you’re looking for some awesome professional development that builds a community culture, then Brian Bushart and Regina Payne got your back.  

In its second year of implementation the Math Rocks Cohort are back at it again as they look harness the power of the MTBoS within their district.  Your can read Brian’s reflections here and here.

From creating blogs and Twitter accounts, to exploring Estimation180 and Which One Doesn’t Belong, right down to the implementation of Number Talks, the teachers of Round Rock ISD will be ready to hit the ground running when class fires back up.

Written by Graham Fletcher (@gfletchy)

#MTBoSBlaugust Rolls On

August is halfway done but plenty of great bloggers are far from finished with their contributions to this month’s writing challenge. Mark Chubb described how finishing the lesson well can provide new learning opportunities in the post Never Skip the Closing Of The Lesson. In this post Mark uses a Marilyn Burns problem (pictured above) to highlight 3 different steps of closing a lesson well. He goes on to provide more information, driving home the point that “Closing a lesson takes time, but skipping the close is the biggest waste of time!”

Over at Math Equals Love, Sarah describes the group game “Guess My Rule.” After reading Elizabeth Cohen’s Designing Groupwork: Strategies for the Heterogeneous Classroom, Sarah was inspired to create this game and to implement it alongside two other games in the first week of school. To learn more, check out the post Guess My Rule.

Lastly, Casey has essentially turned her blog into an acrostic poem. Her latest post focuses on the letter E and has focused on the environment of her classroom. Check out the post to see pictures of her classroom including her “#MTBoS Wall.”

Written by Carl Oliver (@carloliwitter)

Join in the Fun!

It’s not too late to start participating in #MTBoSBlaugust ((MTBoS + Blog + August). The only challenge is to blog more than you normally would–whether that’s one post a week or one post a day!  Sign up and find some great prompts here!

If a blog post seems like too much (due to end-of-summer-laziness or back-to-school-craziness), you can still contribute by writing some encouraging comments on the participating blogs or tweeting out some of your favorite posts! 

Written by Meg Craig (@mathymeg07)

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