Oregon Math Educator Update

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Oregon Math Educator Update - April 2020

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We hope this update finds you well. Oregon math educators are amazing, and we appreciate all the support you are providing to your students, their families, and YOUR family!

Please take a few moments to reflect on the incredible work you are doing. The challenge of the COVID-19 pandemic has pulled us all in many different directions, and we are finding and developing new skills and ways of being. While experiencing this challenge together, we encourage you to find ways to care and connect with learning communities.  

Please do not hesitate to reach out to the ODE Math Education Team - Mark Freed, Andy Byerley, or Tom Thompson - if you have any questions or concerns about math education in our state.

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“Asking “Why?” can lead to understanding. Asking “Why not?” can lead to breakthroughs.”
― Daniel H. Pink

Math Educator Distance Learning “Meetups” -- 30 Second Survey

The ODE Math Team is interested in  how best to support distance learning in mathematics this spring.  Please respond to a short three-question survey to assist us in planning future opportunities and share your thoughts by 5/3/2020.

Oregon Math Standards Review Update

The Oregon math standards review and revision process achieved a number of milestones this year, including a first draft completed by grade level teams in January, and a second draft completed by an in-person panel the first week of March. The intent was to take that feedback and prepare it for a public draft by April 1. The standards work was put on hold mid-March due to the COVID-19 outbreak.  We will notify you with an updated timeline as soon as the standards work resumes. 

Please contact Mark Freed if you have any questions about the standards review and revision process.

NCTM 100 days of learning

NCTM 100 Days of Professional Learning

NCTM's 100 Days of Professional Learning  continues with free, live 60-minute webinars by selected speakers from the NCTM Centennial Annual Meeting & Exposition program that was to take place in Chicago. Scroll down for next week's lineup.

  • Webinars take place on 100 selected days leading up to the October's NCTM 2020 Annual Meeting & Exposition in St. Louis.
  • Webinars have been announced through the end of June with more to come.
  • Speakers and topics are geared to meet all grade bands and interests.
  • Webinars are recorded and are available afterwards at nctm.org/100.

For the most up-to-date information concerning COVID-19 responses, please see our FAQs page.  Additionally, the ODE COVID-19 webpage contains the most recent information available on how the 2019 Novel Coronavirus is impacting schools in Oregon. If you have an urgent health need, please contact your local health department or health care provider.