---------- Forwarded message ---------- From: grace wilkie <firstname.lastname@example.org> Date: Tue, Dec 14, 2010 at 4:17 PM Subject: Math info from NYSED E Blast To: Grace Wilkie <email@example.com>
December 14, 2010
I have copied the areas that were math related ?Hope they are of interest.
*December 13, 2010*: *NYSED C&I E-Blast*
NYSED C&I E-Blast is being distributed through our new automated system and is now coming to you from VLSsystem@mail.nysed.gov. This system allows us to provide information and updates in a timelier manner and streamline the C&I E-Blast subscription process. This VLSsystem mailbox is monitored, however, if you wish to contact NYSED staff please visit http://www.emsc.nysed.gov/ciai/aboutus.html<http://www.emscnysed.gov/ciai/aboutus.html>
Provided here are the final dates for the January, June and August Regents examination periods for 2011 and 2012 administrations, along with the tentative dates for the 2013 administration. http://www.emsc.nysed.gov/osa/schedules/regentsexamdates11-13.pdf .(61.34 KB) Having this information now will enable schools to establish their calendars and facilitate planning and arrangements for important events such as staff development activities, class trips, and commencement exercises.
*NEW**! Scanning Regents Examination Answer Sheets: June 2011*
At their April 2010 meeting, the Board of Regents approved a two-step implementation schedule for the statewide scanning of Regents Exam answer sheets. For more information, please see the following memo from the Office of State Assessment: http://www.p12.nysed.gov/apda/memos-10/scanning-101810.pdf
*NEW**! Guides to new 3-8 Testing Program now available *
*NEW**! NYSED's Call for Feedback on Draft PreK Learning Standards *
The Board of Regents would like your feedback on the final draft of the New York State PreK Learning Standards, which will be presented for discussion and adoption at their January 2011 meeting. As someone invested in the education of young children, your professional opinion is important to the finalization of this project. The New York State PreKindergarten Learning Standards are arranged in five developmental domains: Approaches to Learning; Physical Development and Health; Social and Emotional Development; Communication, Language and Literacy; and Cognition and Knowledge of the World. Each domain identifies clearly the benchmarks that children should meet during their prekindergarten experience and performance indicators that can be observed as children meet these benchmarks. A survey is posted on the Universal PreK website, http://www.p12.nysed.gov/upk , for you to share your comments and recommendations. Any questions about the survey may be sent to ( firstname.lastname@example.org ). *The deadline for your input is **December 22, 2010**. *Thank you in advance for your time and your continued support of the young learners in New York State. Your input matters!
*NEW**! Director of Curriculum Services position *
The NY State Education Department is accepting applications for Director of Curriculum Services. Under the general direction of the Senior Deputy Commissioner for P-12 Education and the Associate Commissioner for Curriculum, Instruction and Standards, the Director is responsible for leading the formulation of policy related to curriculum and instruction for the New York State Education System. The Curriculum Director is a key decision maker, policy developer, and confidential advisor to the P-12 Education and NYSED leadership team. To learn more about this position, please see http://www.oms.nysed.gov/hr/flyers/EMS796.htm
*NEW**! Moody's Mega Math Challenge 2011 *
Moody's Mega Math (M3) Challenge is an Internet-based, applied math contest for high school juniors and seniors. Participating teams are required to solve an open-ended, applied math-modeling problem focused on a real-world issue in 14 hours. Now in its sixth year, the competition is open to high schools in 18 states along the East Coast. Winners receive scholarships totaling $100,000 toward the pursuit of higher education. Registration and participation are free. The goal of the Challenge is to introduce applied mathematics to students as a powerful problem-solving tool, as a viable and exciting profession, and as a vital contributor to advances in an increasingly technical society. Registration is now open! Go to http://m3challenge.siam.org/participate/ to participate.
*Einstein Fellowship - Application is Now Open!*
The Albert Einstein Distinguished Educator Fellowship is a paid fellowship for K-12 science, math, engineering and technology (STEM) teachers. Einstein Fellows spend a school year in Washington, DC serving in a federal agency or on Capitol Hill. To be considered for an Einstein Fellowship for the 2011-2012 school year, apply online now, and submit your application and three letters of recommendation no later than January 4, 2011. To learn more about the program and apply, visit http://www.trianglecoalition.org/fellows/einapp.htm,
If you have questions about the program or application, contact Program Manager Kathryn Culbertson at email@example.com.