Stanford educator and researcher Dr. Jo Boaler recently released "We’re in this together: Supporting High Quality Math Teaching in Uncertain Times"— a report created in collaboration with educators from the Canadian organization Knowledgehook. The team then transformed the report into a short & easily-digestible booklet, with advice on ways to teach during COVID. It is so great.
The digital & engaging format provides "a narrative on research-based best practices across four categories" each distilled to core recommendations. These categories are:
One of the things I appreciate most about this resource is that it directly evidences Dr. Boaler's mission on YouCubed— to transform education research into practical & accessible forms for teachers.
Contributed by Anjeli Doty, Los Alamos National Laboratory
As a primary or secondary school math educator have you felt concerned about how a lack of face-to-face instruction will impact student achievement? Illustrative Mathematics (IM), a non-profit organization that provides guidance to school districts to help improve mathematics education at every grade level, has a brand new collection of math resources designed to help you plan for distance learning.
The new resources include a PBS video learning series that supports fall-readiness for 6th-9th grade students, section planning guides that identifies essential lessons & activities, and video lesson summaries that highlight important concepts & vocabulary for students to review.
IM created just in time curriculum adaptation packs to address unfinished learning for students. These packs help identify prerequisite skills that students need for each unit. IM’s cool-down supports identify opportunities for content revision in future lessons without necessitating falling behind for re-teaching concepts.
IM provides resources to support families with their child’s engagement in math, including their IM Talking Math prompts that help initiate mathematical discussions at home and Family Support Materials which provide problems for families to work on together.
Consider joining the new & upcoming IM Community Hub in order to communicate with IM and other educators around questions of practice in response to COVID-19. Take a look at the IM Certified Blog Corner for featured blog posts supporting remote education such as Links to Resources for Shifting Instruction Online and Links to Math Resources for Caregivers.
Be sure to check out our "For Teachers" page here on the STEAM Hub for more tools for online teaching.
Contributed by Daria Teterycz, Northern New Mexico STEAM Coalition Intern
CS Adventures Virtual Program
July 6 – 17, 2020
1:00PM-4:00PM, M-F For up to 30 high school students, co-gender.
Join this fun and elite computer camp, and become a creator of new technologies and programming! This camp provides a broad foundation for computer science, to empower our area high school students in CS and computational thinking.
Acceptance into this program will be based on answers provided on the application, the availability of the student applicant to participate in the full two weeks of the program, plus targeted regional, gender, and age distributions.
Apply today: https://bit.ly/CSADV2020
Verizon Innovative Learning Minority Males Year-Long ProgramThe program will return in Summer 2021.
For boys in middle school, rising into 6th – 8th grades.
Summer Camp Info:This program is designed to put technology into students’ hands and give them experience solving real world problems. This experience will teach boys to think like entrepreneurs and develop skills needed for success in jobs of the future. Each student will utilize devices to build projects, design apps, and create innovative solutions to social issues.
Applicants for the Verizon Innovative Learning Program should identify as minority male students from middle schools with an average of over 70% free and reduced lunch. The summer camp will include lunch, materials and supplies, an opportunity to win prizes, plus swag.
Bus transportation will be provided at three locations for students in the Gadsden School District.
Young Women in Computing (YWiC)Resource Site
The Young Women in Computing (YWiC) resource site provides example activities, curriculum, and other resources for other enthusiastic group who might want to organize outreach activities in their local communities.
For more information, visit the YWiC website at http://ywic.nmsu.edu; follow on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/nmsuYWIC or twitter at https://twitter.com/YWiC_NMSU; or email NMSU CS Outreach at cgraham (at) cs.nmsu.edu.
CS Professional Development: Designed for teachers in mid and high school, and the hero’s teaching UK12 DISSECT initiatives, Computer Science, AP CS Principles, etc., and those interested in broadening their coding expertise!
Explore the Grand Canyon through iVFT technology! There are several tours to choose from, including the Unguided Exploration, the Mystery of Blacktail Canyon, and Layers & Superposition, Check out the depths of the Grand Canyon without having to leave your home!
Access the Virtual Field Trips HERE!
Registration is now open for the True Kids 1 Digital Day Camp. Classes will run June 1-30.
The camp is free for youth ages 8-18. Sign up today at www.TrueKids1.org.
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