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SUMMER COMPLEXITY AND MODELING PROGRAM (CAMP)

A great STEM opportunity from Santa Fe Institute below …

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“SFI Camp was intellectually challenging and a great experience for our son — we strongly recommend it. The other students came from a wide range of backgrounds, and were interesting and friendly. The Groton location is first rate, and over two weeks our son got a unique perspective on complexity and complex systems from SFI’s excellent faculty.”  

– Tom Coyne, Golden, CO

2015 CAMP – Groton, MA  – Apply Now!

2014 CAMP Proceedings

This intensive two-week residential science Summer CAMP introduces participants to complexity science scholarship. Through individual projects, computer simulation activities, analysis of ecological data, lectures and seminars, along with related weekend activities, students conduct research in this cutting edge field. Days are made up of instruction, small working group sessions, and research time interleaved with sports and extra-curricular events.

PhD in Curriculum & Instruction (STEM Specialization)

NMCTM members and friends … great offer below for doctoral work …

We are writing to ask your help to let prospective doctoral students know Texas Tech is recruiting experienced K-12 math educators for its (mostly) online PhD in Curriculum and Instruction with specialization in STEM education.  The attached FAQ has more details.

Perhaps you would be interested.  Perhaps you can tell others who might be interested.

We will start to review completed applications on March 1, so people should start the application process right away.

The program website can be viewed at http://www.depts.ttu.edu/elearning/doctoral/curriculum-instruction/stem-education/

There are two parts to the application.

  1. Starting with an application to the TTU Graduate School at http://www.depts.ttu.edu/gradschool/admissions/
  2. And then applying to the TTU College of Education at https://appspace.ads.ttu.edu/EDUCGraduateApplication/Candidate/apply/ApplyForDegree?guid=1a1bc5bb-1e49-42af-bbda-1797410d604d

We have already had great success in the science education field and are excited now to open the program to K-12 educators in all STEM disciplines.

When you reply, please reply to all.

Thanks.

Sun Young Han, PhD

Assistant Professor
Texas Tech University

Moody’s Mega Math Challenge

Important information below about the Moody’s Mega Math Challenge listed below … download and print the fliers for your classes!

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Hello,

Since the New Mexico Council of Teachers of Mathematics plays such an important and influential role in promoting math education, I am writing to see if you could help spread the word to teachers and educational professionals in your region about a great FREE contest. We would love to be able to reach out to attendees at an upcoming conference or general promotion by sending flyers, freebie mechanical pencils, and a few door prizes.

Moody’s Mega Math Challenge (http://m3challenge.siam.org) is an Internet-based, applied math competition for high school juniors and seniors. Now in its tenth year, the competition is free to register and participate, and is open to high schools in 45 states and D.C. New Mexico became newly eligible for the Challenge just last year, and we are excited about drawing a great turnout from the state. Approved by the NASSP for listing, the contest awards scholarships totaling $125,000 to winning students toward the pursuit of higher education.

Working in teams of three to five, participants solve a realistic math modeling problem in 14 hours. For instance, last year’s applied problem asked students to quantify school lunch nutrition and taste, a topic that stems from concerns surrounding childhood nutrition. Past years have also asked students to quantify America’s plastic waste to determine the best recycling methods for U.S. cities, and to develop math models to improve the Census count, for example. This real-world focus introduces applied math to students as a powerful problem-solving tool, and as a viable and exciting profession.

I invite and urge you to review the Challenge website for more information and for details on past contests: http://m3challenge.siam.org/

I hope and anticipate that you will consider promoting this worthwhile contest; we share the same end goal of promoting math education and enhancing classroom learning. If you are willing, please send me an estimated number of attendees, a shipping address, and date by which materials should arrive. We would happy to overnight the package if needed as well.

Thanks very much for your time and consideration,

Sincerely,

Karthika

PARCC Twitter Office Hours Continued

Colleagues,

PARCC has continued the efforts to receive feedback from educators using #askPARCC hashtag and it may be helpful to also include @PARCCplace


This gives educators an important forum in which to express concerns and ask questions about the solutions to those concerns!  Information below.


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PARCC Twitter Office Hours Focused on Access for All
PARCC continued its series of monthly twitter office hours last week with a focus on PARCC’s accommodations and accessibility features in honor of Learning Disabilities Awareness Month. Participants shared resources and had questions answered by PARCC accessibility experts.  In case you missed it, we have archived all of our office hours sessions.


Our next office hours session will be held on November 20, 2014 from 5-6 ET. PARCC will announce the date and topic for office hours each month through the PARCC Updates newsletter, Twitter, and Facebook.


We would love to hear your suggestions for future office hours topics. Tweet us @PARCCplace using the hashtag #askPARCC. More >>


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