Monday, June 2, 2014

Free Summer Math Opportunities

With less than a month left until the official end of the 2013-2014 school year, you must be filled with excitement and anticipation.  I wanted to devote this week’s post to summer math opportunities that don’t break the bank.  Whether you have a week, a day or even a few hours to devote to math education this summer, these resources can help guide you.

Let’s begin with a student opportunity.  Most on-line student interventions are costly.  Khan Academy is always an excellent choice but this summer our options have expanded! TenMarks is offering a free summer program for students.  The program is personalized, and is based on an upfront diagnostic assessment.  It has embedded instruction, intervention, and points and rewards to motivate.

The Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) has a number of free math PD courses for educators.  DESE's Professional Development Offerings range from understanding fractions to developing proportional thinking.

Are you part of the 5 District Partnership?  If so, there are some excellent PD opportunities for you!  The 5 District Partnership (5DP) courses are focused on Understanding by Design (UbD) with open enrollment as well as district-selected opportunities with stipends.  Check out the image above for more details and register here.

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