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RE: Module 1's are out!
Posted:
Jul 19, 2013 1:16 PM



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 takeaways:
1) The rigor of the modules would make compression/acceleration very difficult 68. 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 asis (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. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCqm07iMD34p6i_skgGfGgXw All copyrights are intact and followed. Thanks,
Gene Jordan BroomeTioga BOCES Science and Math Pre K12 www.btboces2.org/mathpd
Original Message From: ownernyshsmath@mathforum.org [mailto:ownernyshsmath@mathforum.org] On Behalf Of Gene Jordan Sent: Friday, July 12, 2013 4:45 PM To: <nyshsmath@mathforum.org> Cc: nyshsmath@mathforum.org 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 38, 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.
~Gene
On Jul 12, 2013, at 3:47 PM, "Meg Clemens" <mclemens@twcny.rr.com> 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 http://www.engageny.org/resource/networkteaminstitutematerialsjuly8122013mathematics612professionaldevelopment 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 > > > ******************************************************************* > * To unsubscribe from this mailing list, email the message > * "unsubscribe nyshsmath" to majordomo@mathforum.org > * > * Read prior posts and download attachments from the web archives at > * http://mathforum.org/kb/forum.jspa?forumID=671 > ******************************************************************* > ******************************************************************* * To unsubscribe from this mailing list, email the message * "unsubscribe nyshsmath" to majordomo@mathforum.org * * Read prior posts and download attachments from the web archives at * http://mathforum.org/kb/forum.jspa?forumID=671 *******************************************************************



