Oregon Math Network Update - August 2019

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Oregon Department of Education

Oregon Math Network Update - August 2019

Math Content Panel Update

Math Content Panel Co-Chair Meeting

The 2019-21 Math Content Panel had a soft start this spring, but will be switching to full gear starting fall.  On August 4-5, 2019, ODE hosted 30 co-chairs to attend a two day workshop to plan ahead for the work of reviewing and revising our state standards this next school year. 

In the coming months, the content panel co-chairs will play a critical role in helping coordinate work with each grade level team and across teams so we can keep the work moving.  At this time, we have 96 panelists across 12 teams so the co-chairs will play an important role in aligning work across teams.  Thank you to all the co-chairs for the their hard work already and look forward to collaborative learning opportunities that will happen through this work. 


Final Panel Recruitment - Application closes 8/30/19

This month in August, we are having a second recruitment for additional panelists who may have missed the opportunity this past spring.  The application will remain open until 8/30/2019, and applicants will have until the first week of September to complete the orientation.  After that point we will work on finalizing all the grade level groups and send accepted panelists information how to log into Canvas the second week of September. 

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With this in mind, please nominate or encourage educators you know of the opportunity.  In particular it would be outstanding to have additional panelist in the following areas:

  • Grade level balance – Welcome additional K-3 and 6-8 panelists in particular
  • Regional representation – Welcome additional panelists from Eastern, Southern, Central, and Coastal regions
  • Community representation – Welcome additional educators of color including African American/Black, Hispanic/Latino, and American Indian/Alaska Native nominees.  Feel free to also let me know if there may be additional voices and perspectives we should consider as well as we form the content panel.

If you are interested in this work, the please use this link to the application form to apply for the content panel.  

After 8/30/19, this application close for additional applicants. The public draft is scheduled to be posted in April 2020, so feedback will be open to all educators at that time. Interested panelists will be contacted by the first week in September with further information about the selection process and any additional information that may need to be collected for the final section of the panels.

Any questions about this work can also be sent to Mark Freed, ODE Mathematics Education Specialist, at mark.freed@state.or.us


Additional Announcements on OEN

Be sure to check out additional announcements on the Oregon Educator Network (OEN) throughout the school year. Highlights with links to the announcement include: 

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Please be sure to send announcements through out the year to mark.freed@state.or.us so we can share opportunities that come up this year. 

Learn more about the Student Success Act

Governor Kate Brown signed House Bill 3427, the Student Success Act, into law on May 20, 2019. This law aims to correct three decades of underinvestment in our schools and our children and includes sweeping provisions for new and improved services for children and families.

Visit the Student Success page on the ODE website to learn more about this exciting work and the upcoming opportunities for our students and educators in our state. 


Have a great school year!

Thank you for all the hard work you are putting in to prepare for this next school year.  I'm excited to for the opportunities that are ahead for students and educators in our state and in mathematics classrooms.  Please let me know if you know of a great story that is happening in our state, and would love to share to encourage others.  You can send information directly to me at mark.freed@state.or.us

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