Friday, January 8, 2010

Let’s Talk about K-12 Mathematics

A Morning with Parents - - attend these seminars

January 30, 2010 at Oak View Elementary School

February 20, 2010 at Peachtree Middle School

February 27, 2010 at Miller Grove High School

  • 8:30-8:45 A.M. Continental Breakfast
  • 8:45 A.M. Welcome and Overview of the Day
  • 8:45–11:25 A.M Concurrent Sessions
  • 11:30 A.M. Closing Session and Door Prizes

Elementary School Session Descriptions

9:00 – 9:45 AM
The state department for education in Georgia has a wealth of information for parents to learn about the Georgia Performance Standards in mathematics. This web site also includes information about the CRCT and brochures for parents. This web site also has the state frameworks for mathematics instruction that contain a collection of learning activities based on major mathematical concepts.

9:50 – 10:35 AM
In this session, parents will learn about the student Math Georgia textbook that is available online at no cost. The Eduplace web site has: (1) parent letters regarding math instruction, (2) vocabulary, (3) games, (4) parent tools and resources, and (5) the Math Georgia Textbook.

10:40 – 11:25 AM
III. DeKalb Resources for Mathematics to Expect and/or Ask to Receive In this session, parents will receive an explanation regarding pertinent parental involvement resources that communicate information about elementary mathematics. Parents will receive hard copies of these resources so they can ask about them when they work with the teacher in discussing their child’s progress.

Middle School Session Descriptions

9:00 – 9:45 AM
I. The Georgia Performance Standards
In this session, parents will learn about the Georgia Performance Standards Curriculum. The session will include information about standards-based education, how and why the mathematics curriculum has changed, and the course sequence options for middle school students.

9:50 – 10:35 AM
II. Website Review for Student Textbook and Georgia Department of Education’s Parent Resources

In this session, parents will learn about the Connected Mathematics2 textbook web resource which has: (1) parent letters regarding math instruction, (2) homework help, (3) multiple choice skill practice, and (4) vocabulary practice. The session will also focus on the Georgia Department of Education website which has a wealth of information for parents to learn about the Georgia Performance Standards and CRCT test preparation. The websites includes the state frameworks tasks for mathematics instruction, parent letters designed to explain mathematics content aligned with the framework tasks, and sample CRCT practice problems.

10:40 – 11:25 AM
III. Middle School Mathematics and the Standards- Based Classroom In this session, parents will learn about what to expect in a standards-based classroom and become more informed regarding the Look For’s that will help equip parents with questions to ask during parent-teacher conferences.

High School Session Descriptions

9:00 - 9:45 AM
I. GPS v QCC This session will provide information regarding the new curriculum, Georgia Performance Standards (GPS), as it compares to the former one, Quality Core Curriculum (QCC).

9:50 - 10:35 AM
II. The Standards-Based High School Math Classroom This session will discuss and model the standards-based instructional strategies, which should be used in each high school mathematics classroom.

10:40 - 11:25 AM
III. Testing 101 This session will highlight the high-stakes tests associated with each grade level as well as provide test-taking strategies that parents can implement to benefit their children.

Visit this link to register.


Anonymous said...

Flyers on these talks should be in your child's report cards.

Anonymous said...

If the report cards get home before the end of February....

eSIS may make this questionable.

Just sayin'

Paula Caldarella said...

There will also be a program at Peachtree Charter Middle School with regards to the Math curriculum:

Parent Teacher Charter Council General Meeting and Math Night
Tuesday, January 19th

Meeting: 6:30 - 7:00 PM
Math Program Presentation: 7:00 - 8:00 PM

Confused about the "new math"? Wondering what's the best fit for your student? Have questions about the implementation of the curriculum across the middle school grades? Join your Parent Teacher Charter Council for an informative presentation by a DeKalb County Schools math specialist and our own math teachers.