OK State Dept of Ed sent this bulletin at 09/21/2012 05:11 PM CDT
Think Through Math is FREE to all Schools!!!
We are excited to announce that the Oklahoma State Department of Education is making Think Through Math available to all schools in Oklahoma for free.All Oklahoma schools can now take advantage of this award-winning math program for their students in grades 4 – 8 at absolutely no cost whatsoever.
Think Through Math is a research-based math intervention system designed to support students who are struggling with mathematics. The program transitions students to the rigor of the Common Core State Standards and prepares them for Algebra and beyond. Think Through Math uses a powerful blend of Web-based, adaptive instruction and LIVE, state-credentialed teachers, Think Through Math transforms the way students think about–and think through–mathematics.
For more information on Think Through Math, click HERE
All professional development for using Think Through Math is also available at no cost.You can get started by using the embedded support, including videos, webinars and a support forum, available on the teacher and administrator portals.If you are interested in getting an account, please contact Emily Robertson, Lead Program Manager-Oklahoma.
Coming Soon: The Social Studies Implementation Guide
With the initial implementation of the recently adopted Oklahoma C3 Standards for the Social Studies, the Oklahoma State Department of Education’s Office of Instruction anticipates the release of the Oklahoma C3 Standards for the Social Studies Implementation Guide within the next two weeks. The new standards can be accessed on the Department’s Website at http://ok.gov/sde/sites/ok.gov.sde/files/C3-SocialStudies.pdf.
The Implementation Guide will contain the following:
Civic mission of social studies education in Oklahoma
Overview of social studies
Coherency Storyline used to develop the new standards
Changes to the standards from the old Social Studies Priority Academic Student Skills
Role of the Common Core State Literacy Standards for History/Social Studies in elementary and secondary levels
Building Academic Vocabulary (BAV) strategies and word lists for social studies based upon the new standards
A Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) section covering questions about the new standards, student assessment for 2012-2013, and resources along with suggestions for noting the new standards in lesson plans and curriculum maps will be included. The guide will be posted on the Oklahoma State Department of Education’s Social Studies Webpage http://www.ok.gov/sde/social-studies. Once the Implementation Guide is accessible, teachers will be informed through the Social Studies ListServ and the REAC3H Network’s newsletter.
For information regarding the new Oklahoma C3 Standards for the Social Studies contact Mr. Kelly Curtright, Director for Social Studies Education at Kelly.Curtright@sde.ok.gov or (405) 522-3523.
Social Studies: It Counts!
The Oklahoma Council for the Social Studies is hosting the Fall 2012 Conference, Social Studies: It Counts! The conference is scheduled for Friday and Saturday, September 28-29, 2012 at the Moore Norman Technology Center – S. Penn Campus, 13301 South Penn, OKC, OK 73170. On Friday the conference will focus on helping secondary teachers, Grades 6-12, implement the new literacy standards for reading and writing in social studies classrooms. Saturday the breakout sessions will be wider in scope and topics for elementary through high school. Since this school year is the social studies textbook adoption, textbook publishers and other exhibitors will be onsite both days.