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Linda Gojak

Linda Gojak
President, NCTM
Past-President, NCSM
Director,  CMSETT
John Carroll University
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From: Carrie Heath Phillips <>
Subject: Math Assessment Webinar - Dec. 19
Date: December 4, 2012 4:28:34 PM EST
To: J Michael Shaughnessy <>, Linda Gojak <>, Margaret Reed Millar <>, Doug Sovde <>, "Diana L. DPI Kasbaum" <>, Carrie Piper <>, Marilyn Strutchen <>, Lucille Davy <>, Suzanne Mitchell <>, Nathan James <>, David dbarnes <>, Shelbi Cole <>, ken krehbiel <>, joe Wilhoft <>

I wanted to make sure you all were aware of a webinar CCSSO is hosting in two weeks with a middle school math teacher whom Linda Gojak recommended (thanks, Linda!). The webinar will provide reactions from an experienced math teacher on the new PARCC and Smarter Balanced sample assessment items in math. Please feel free to share this announcement with your networks or distribute the message directly from NCTM’s homepage. Thanks, Carrie
On December 19, 2012 at 4:30 p.m. ET, CCSSO will be hosting a webinar on the recently released Partnership for Readiness for College and Career (PARCC) and Smarter Balanced sample assessment items in mathematics with middle school mathematics teacher Jim Mamer. Mamer received the 2012 Ohio Council of Teachers of Mathematics Elementary Mathematics Teaching Award, is an active leader in the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM), and is currently implementing the Common Core State Standards in Mathematics with his students. Mamer will offer his reactions and guidance to fellow teachers on what the new assessment items illustrate about the Common Core State Standards in Mathematics and accompanying assessments that students will be experiencing soon. After discussing select math sample assessment items from PARCC and Smarter Balanced, Mamer will offer suggestions for teachers on how they individually and in collaborative conversations with their peers can reflect on implications for their teaching practice and for state education agency staff regarding their role in supporting educators to have these rich discussions. To register for this webinar, please visit This webinar complements a November 2012 webinar on the ELA sample assessment items with 2012 National Teacher of the Year and 7th grade ELA teacher Rebecca Mieliwocki. A recording of the ELA webinar and accompanying slides are available here.

Council offices will be closed for the holidays on December 24-25, December 31, and January 1.



Carrie Heath Phillips

Program Director

Common Core State Standards

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Washington, DC 20001

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From: J Michael Shaughnessy [] 
Sent: Monday, December 03, 2012 8:18 PM
To: Linda Gojak; Margaret Reed Millar; Doug Sovde; Diana L. DPI Kasbaum; Carrie Piper; Marilyn Strutchen; Lucille Davy; Suzanne Mitchell; Carrie Heath Phillips; Nathan James; David dbarnes; Shelbi Cole; ken krehbiel; joe Wilhoft
Subject: Fwd: Our Dec 8th meeting
Dear Colleagues,
This note below just came in from Katherine today, something came up and she'll miss our gathering this Saturday. She provided links to some NGA recent work,
See you Saturday,
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From: "Nielson, Katherine" <KNielson@NGA.ORG>
Subject: RE: Our Dec 8th meeting
Date: December 3, 2012 8:04:36 AM PST
To: J Michael Shaughnessy <>

Hi Michael,

I am sorry to do this so last minute, but I will be unable to make the meeting this Saturday. Below, I've attached links to some of our more recent publications that deal with CCSS.

I hope those updates and useful, and again I apologize for my absence.


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From: J Michael Shaughnessy []
Sent: Tuesday, November 27, 2012 1:16 PM
To: Nielson, Katherine; Doug Sovde; Linda Gojak; Margaret Reed Millar; Diana L. DPI Kasbaum; Carrie Piper; Lucille Davy; Marilyn Strutchen; Suzanne Mitchell; Carrie Heath Phillips; Nathan James; David dbarnes; ken krehbiel; Shelbi Cole; joe Wilhoft
Subject: Our Dec 8th meeting

Dear Colleagues,

I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving. My Thanksgiving was my first in the southern Hemisphere, in Bariloche, Argentina, with my daughters family, including our one year old granddaughter, Catalina. One of the best Thanksgivings ever.

Our December 8th meeting at CCSSO headquarters in DC (9AM - 2 PM if I'm remembering correctly) is coming soon. I'm attaching the notes from our September conference call to help refresh all our memories of things we discussed and issues we raised for future consideration. During our call we identified several action topics for followup work, including comments from our members on 'what it means to be CCSSM aligned', and 'scaling up PD on the Practices and content trajectories in the CCSSM. Here is a tentative draft agenda for our time in DC.

1) Go-around-once: Sharing recent work around the CCSSM from our organizations

2) Further discussion/actions on 'what it means to be CCSSM aligned', per the paper written by the three CCSSM principal authors

3) Further discussion/actions on scaling up PD efforts around the Practices and Content Trajectories

4) Future of this Coalition

If there are any other issues that any of you would like to add to the agenda, please let me know. See you all next week.


J Michael Shaughnessy
Immediate Past President of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics

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