Updated Links: Oregon Math Update: TNTP and more still in May

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UPDATED LINKS: Upcoming events still happening in May

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UPDATED LINKS: Apologies for sending a second newsletter, but links have been updated and should work in this email.   Recent security enhancements at ODE prevent links being copied directly, and now need to be re-linked in the newsletter.  Please let me know if you have any additional difficulties accessing linked content.  -Mark Freed

Greetings Oregon Math Education Community - We wanted to share some upcoming opportunities happening this week that you can still participate.   The goal of the newsletters will be to provide informative opportunities in a timely way when possible, and not to overwhelm your inbox.  Please email mark.freed@state.or.us if you have any questions or have additional opportunities to share.

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May 28: TNTP Acceleration Guide Webinar for the Oregon Math Community

The Oregon Department of Education (ODE) math team is excited that TNTP will join the Oregon math education community next Thursday, May 28, 2020, from 11am-12pm PDT, to engage around their recently-published Learning Acceleration Guide. Please invite educators from your community to join the presentation.

NOTICE: Due to high demand, a new registration link has been created to increase capacity.  Please do not use prior links for the meeting, and are asking everyone to register in advance using the updated link below.  After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

SESSION DESCRIPTION: The COVID-19 pandemic has forced schools across the country to confront unprecedented challenges, including significant losses in learning particularly for our most vulnerable students. A recent study predicted that students will experience a learning loss of 30% in reading and 50% in math as a result of the crisis. This will be challenging for students who were previously on grade level and could be disastrous for students who were already behind. To add to the challenge, our research in the Opportunity Myth indicates that the typical approach to remediation for these students — “meeting them where they are” by focusing on below-grade level work—will only widen opportunity and achievement gaps. In this session, we will discuss what schools can do to be ready on the first day back with a fundamentally different strategy for putting every student on a fast track back to grade level—a strategy designed to accelerate their exposure to grade-appropriate work, not delay it.

May 27-28: Oregon Open Learning Statewide Kick-Off!

The Oregon Department of Education is excited to launch the Oregon Open Learning Hub! This is a digital resource repository and collaboration space for educators, administrators, and other educational partners to curate, create, and remix open educational resources (OER). Please see the PDF flyer for additional details, and spread the word by posting the attached PNG image to your socials. Join this webinar to learn about the Hub and how you can get connected.

Please register to join us for one of the following days or to receive the recorded webinar:

  • May 27 at 10:00 a.m. 
  • May 28 at 3:30 p.m.

If you are  interested in learning more about OER, please visit the Oregon Open Learning Professional Learning Group or email the Oregon Open Learning Team.  We look forward to having you join us!

May 26-28: Reopening America's Schools Virtual Summit 

Seize the Opportunity - Reimagine K-12 Education

All Sessions will be streamed live on Facebook

Event information and speakers: https://www.impactlearnandlead.com/reopeningschools-day1 

May 26 (today!): Catalyzing Change Across All Levels: Opportunities and Challenges

May 26, 2020 4:00 p.m. PDT |  Speaker: Trena Wilkerson, NCTM President and Robert Q. Berry III, NCTM Past President

Webinar description: The current situation sharpens our view of inconsistencies and inequities that exist within the teaching and learning of mathematics across all grade levels. NCTM’s series of Catalyzing Change publications, including the recently released

  • Catalyzing Change in Early Childhood and Elementary Mathematics, and
  • Catalyzing Change in Middle School Mathematics

highlights critical issues and provides guidance areas of focus for critical conversations and decision making in this time of significant need and opportunity.

Event information and registration: https://nctm.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJ0rdumtqDkqGdX4ftJr1EXmBlVwUnPBJ3nl

June 26: Early Math Symposium

There’s no stopping us – Math, live in your living room! 

This year’s Early Math Symposium will focus on fun, creativity, and discovery while supporting the mathematical development of all young children! Please join us online Friday, June 26. Register today at: https://2020earlymathcalifornia.eventbrite.com

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.