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Three New Grants, Five Familiar Stars, and TMC17
Posted: Jul 28, 2017 9:31 AM
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July 28, 2017 Vol. 22, No. 30


New Grants | Twitter Math Camp 2017 | Amazon Inspire



On Monday, the Mathematics Education Trust (MET) announced
three new grant opportunities:

- Designing Innovative Lessons and Activities for
Mathematics Teaching (K-8)
- Teacher-Leader Professional Learning (Pre-K-12)
- Fostering Support of Mathematics Learning in
Multilingual Classrooms (Pre-K-12)

MET has also expanded the scope of two existing programs to
allow for increased participation. Look for the two blue
"Updated!" buttons on the full slate of opportunities:

Established 41 years ago by NCTM, MET channels the generosity
of contributors through the creation and funding of grants,
awards, honors, and other projects that support the improvement
of mathematics teaching and learning.



TwitterMathCamp 2017 (TMC17) kicked off yesterday. Follow this
"conference run by teachers, for teachers" via its wiki, linked
above, which gathers--

- morning sessions
- presentations (afternoon sessions and "My Favorites")
- participant blogs
- participant Twitter handles

Get in on the long weekend's continuing action with the
hashtag #TMC17:



Last summer, online marketplace Amazon unveiled a
resource-sharing site designed to make it easier and faster for
teachers to pinpoint relevant free resources contributed by
peers, publishers, and partners such as the Newseum, San Diego
Unified School District, EdLeader21, and the Maryland State
Department of Education. Called Amazon Inspire, this treasure
trove went public last week -- now requiring no invitations or
special registration beyond an ordinary login to

Search the 13,000+ math resources by keyword, or check the
boxes in the left margin to specify content format and drill
down to individual Common Core State Standards. For even finer
granularity, click "See all filters," which reveals checkboxes
for four levels of "depth of knowledge":

- recall
- skill
- strategic thinking
- extended thinking

Resource types include--

- assessment, such as diagnostic, formative, summative,
portfolios, quizzes, and rubrics;
- classroom management, such as calendars, classroom
organizations, and contracts;
- instruction, such as activities, demonstrations, games,
homework, labs, lesson plans, projects, and
worksheets; and
- professional development, such as articles, books,
manuals, and presentations.

Log in to add resources to collections, write reviews, and
assign ratings with the five gold stars common across A sharing function may go live later this summer.

To learn more about Amazon Inspire's content guidelines and
other policies, consult its FAQ:

Earlier this month, also updated its standards-based
program for differentiated learning. TenMarks, last featured
here three summers ago upon its acquisition by the online
marketplace, now boasts a full new suite of Math Labs, which
provide students immediate visual feedback; and become easier
and more affordable to use.



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