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Topic: Module 1's are out!
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From: Broome County
Registered: 10/3/11
RE: Module 1's are out!
Posted: Jul 19, 2013 1:16 PM
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Hi All,
I made an outline to share with AMTNYS of relevant NTI topics. It's not very exciting but if you're interested I wanted to share what I have.
My biggest unanswered question is how to handle accelerated programs. Many algebra and grade 8 teachers were gathered yesterday to work on modules and the accelerated programs. Some of our take-aways:

1) The rigor of the modules would make compression/acceleration very difficult 6-8.
2) Acceleration would likely have an adverse effect on state provided growth scores, since a teacher's focus wouldn't entirely be on the grade level assessments.
3) Doubling up in the high school (taking Algebra + Geometry in 9th grade) was discussed as an option.
4) The sequence and content of the modules wasn't worrisome, but the depth and sometimes awkward instructional strategies would prove challenging.
5) The assessments would be difficult to be used as-is (this was discussed here in a different thread).

The teachers and I would be very interested in others opinions/strategies about these ideas.

Also, there are links to Dan Meyer's blog, where you can download and play the videos embedded in the modules, my computer had difficulty with the permissions/addons and so I uploaded them to a you tube channel if that would be of any interest.
All copyrights are intact and followed.

Gene Jordan
Broome-Tioga BOCES
Science and Math Pre K-12

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From: [] On Behalf Of Gene Jordan
Sent: Friday, July 12, 2013 4:45 PM
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Subject: Re: Module 1's are out!

Hi Meg,
I'll share what I know. I hope others at the NTI will feel free to add on to anything I may miss.

Re TOC: That is all I think is available. It's very much a work in progress, we noticed they moved some material this week, so I doubt a TOC would be finished.

Re ratio: I agree, also the writers are big on remediation and embedded daily review.

Re calendar: yes, HS calendar is sort of nice compared to gr 3-8, where no review and end of year exam is accounted for.
In general, I look at the modules as materials I got from a friend/colleague (an odd friend who lives, breathes the ccls), who gave more than I could teach. I'd figure out how to best compress or expand as it suits my students and my teaching.


On Jul 12, 2013, at 3:47 PM, "Meg Clemens" <> wrote:

> I'd really like to see the table of contents for every module in Algebra 1. To plan the year, I need to know if topics will be addressed again and when. I see that the Grade 9 Year Long Overview Presentation for the training at Albany has partial table of contents for the other modules. Can we can get full table of contents for each module?
> I'm also concerned about the ratio of lessons to module length. For example, Module 5 has 18 lessons and is 20 days long. Not much time for review or assessment during the module.
> Total teaching time for the five modules is 150 days. My school calendar has 158 teaching days before the June 3rd Algebra 1 regents exam. I know I will lose more class days for assemblies, field trips, etc., but even if it is a perfect year, only 8 regents review days! I suppose there is actually a silver lining to this cloud. This first year, I won't have many materials for review anyway.
> Meg Clemens
> Canton Central
> NBCT AYA Math 2002 - 2012
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