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February 2007 
KCM Updates
  • .doc - Intervention Update, February 2007
web - Shodor Educational Foundation: Interactive Activities.

Posted February 19, 2007

web - NCTM’s Illuminations: Interactive Online Activities.

Posted February 19, 2007

KET Distance Learning AP Physics B Class:  KET is pleased to announce that our Distance Learning AP Physics B class, taught by veteran educator Chuck Duncan, recently passed the rigorous audit for College Board certification. As part of that certification process, the course now includes a virtual lab component. This flexible, high-quality class, offered tuition-free to Kentucky students, is the perfect solution for schools that don't offer AP Physics or for students with schedule conflicts.

You can find out more about AP Physics B by visiting the KET Distance Learning web site (www.dl.ket.org), calling Distance Learning at
(800)333-9764, or emailing Chuck at
cduncan@ket.org

Posted February 19, 2007

2007 UK Best Summer Program
Engineering-Oriented High School 10-12th Grades

This four week residential program provides a pre-engineering curriculum to students who are interested in pursing an engineering degree and who will contribute to the diversity of the educational experience in the College of Engineering. "Best" of all, UK BEST is offered at no expense to the participants. Course work will appropriately engage and challenge students while building pre-calculus math, chemistry, physics, English, engineering design, and college leadership skills. Only 20 applicants will be accepted for UK BEST based on a comprehensive individualized assessment. Program Information (www.engr.uky.edu/outreach/BESThomepage.htm) Application Deadline: February 1, 2007

February 18-24 is Engineers Week

February 18-24 is Engineers Week, and MathMovesU invites you to celebrate! MathMovesU is devoted to showcasing accomplished engineers with extraordinary careers – and illustrating how math plays a huge roll in these cool professions. Check out the fun additions to the MathMovesU website in honor of Engineers Week:

MathMovesU is spotlighting engineers in exciting fields, such as toy design, environmental protection work, automobile engineering, rocket construction and more! In Do Math 2 Win (
www.mathmovesu.com/index_math2win.php), we are featuring one engineer for each day of the week and posting three daily math challenges related to their career – plus we're giving away prizes every day to selected students who take the challenges.

Engineers Week is dedicated to engaging students in engineering and technology careers and increasing math and science literacy. The program also raises awareness of engineers' contributions in hopes of providing a diverse and well-educated future engineering workforce.

Enjoy Engineers Week and visit www.mathmovesu.com for your chance to win!

Posted February 19, 2007



Intervention Training:  February 22—23, 2007    8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Number Worlds Training, days 9—10 (for all Number Worlds MITs)
  • Where: Northern Kentucky University, Highland Heights, KY, BEP 200
  • Housing: Comfort Suites; $71.00; 420 Riverboat Row; Newport, Kentucky 41071; (859) 291-6700; use the group number: 3848
  • Payment: KCM will pay for training. Districts must pay for housing, travel expenses, and substitute teacher.
  • Parking: Passes will be distributed during opening session. Park anywhere upon arrival.

 

Cognitive CoachingSM two-day follow-up training session:
Feb. 1 & 2: WKU: Directions and Information .doc or
.pdf

Posted: November 15, 2006

Wal-Mart & Sam's Club Outstanding Teacher Award

The Wal-Mart and Sam's Club Foundation 12th Annual Teacher of the Year program seeks nominations Feb. 5-23. Anyone can nominate an outstanding teacher by submitting a form at a local Wal-Mart or Sam's Club. Winning teachers will receive a $1,000 grant to benefit their local school. Phi Delta Kappa International is the educational partner for the program. For more information, visit www.walmartfoundation.org or www.pdkintl.org./walmart.

Posted January 24, 2007

Igniting Ideas and Innovations in Gifted

The U.S. National Association for Gifted Children annual conference is here!! The NAGC is looking for mathematics and science educators and teachers at all grade levels as speakers and participants. The conference will be held Nov. 7-11, 2007 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. There will be several major focus areas including math, science, international, and creativity.

Proposals to speak are due February 23, 2007.
Visit the NAGC website
www.nagc.org/index.aspx?id=1764) for proposal guidelines and to submit proposals online.

Posted January 10, 2007

HP Technology for Teaching Grant Initiative

The HP (Hewlett-Packard) Technology for Teaching Grant Initiative will award approximately $10 million in cash and equipment to support the innovative use of mobile technology in K-16 education, and to help identify K-12 public schools and two- and four-year colleges and universities that HP might support with future grants.

Begin the application process on Monday, January 8, 2007.
Deadline for proposals: Thursday, February 15, 2007, 5 p.m. (Pacific Time)
For application details visit:
http://www.hp.com/hpinfo/grants/us/programs/tech_teaching/index.html.

Posted December 13, 2006

TEAMS Competition at University of Kentucky

Competition testing in Engineering Aptitude, Mathematics, and Science will be held at the University of Kentucky on Sat. Feb. 17, 2007.
For more information, visit the TEAMS (
www.jets.org/TEAMS/index.cfm) website.

Register Now! (www.jets.org/TEAMS/registrationForm.cfm?code=001837)

Posted December 4, 2006

K-12 Mathematics Curriculum Standards:
What should students learn and when should they learn it?

This conference, organized by the Center for the Study of Mathematics Curriculum (CSMC), featured presentations on the most recent mathematics curriculum recommendations and engaged users of standards (state and district curriculum specialists, textbook and assessment publishers, K-12 district and teacher leaders, and representatives from higher education and business) in discussions about implications for their work. The conference was held February 5-6, 2007 in Arlington, VA, but the recorded presentations and handouts will continue to be available in the archived webcasts:
http://cltnet.org/cltnet/misc/csmcmath07/agenda.html

 Posted February 9, 2007

Institute on Improving Student Learning Looking at the Big Picture of Student Achievement

This opportunity will introduce educators to criteria for recognizing effective assessments which can yield critical clues about student knowledge and thought processes, and it will explore how educators can collaborate within and across grade levels to build a common approach for examining student work. 
For more information, visit the Measured Progress (
www.measuredprogress.org/pd/workshops/iisl/index.html) website.

Special group rate available until July 6, 2007.
Registration must be received  by July 15, 2007.  (Late registration will be charged a $50 fee.)
Register Now! (Registers for both days)

Posted December 5, 2006

Assessment List

The Kentucky Center for Mathematics has compiled a listing of mathematics related assessments.
Get It Now!

Posted October 23, 2006