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The Office of Mathematics will facilitate Teacher Focus Groups for grades K-5 during spring and summer 2014. The outcomes of these meetings will include but are not limited to the following:
- Updates or revisions to the PWCS pacing guides and planning calendars for the 2014-15 school year
- Revisions and continued improvements or updates to the Unit Guides and supporting resource
- Possible revision of End-of-Unit Common Formative Assessments, based on curriculum match, results, and teachers’ observations
Teachers selected to serve on the Teacher Focus Group for any grade level will be paid $25 an hour for their work and will earn recertification credit. We welcome classroom teachers as well as interested teachers of gifted, special education, and ESOL students, instructional technology resources teachers (ITRTs), and any other teachers who impact mathematics instruction at the elementary level. Two after-school meetings are scheduled for each grade level in May and two days in the summer. Meeting dates and times are included on the application. Additional work will need to be completed outside of meeting times. Because we are aiming for representation from across the Division, it is possible that no more than one teacher per school for each grade level will be selected. If you are interested in participating on a Teacher Focus Group, please complete the application and return it to the Office of Mathematics, Kelly Leadership Center by Thursday, April 24, 2014. Email submissions or questions can be sent to Kathleen Morris at email@example.com for grades K-2 or to Donna Stofko at firstname.lastname@example.org for grade 3-5.
Congratulations Perla and Abigail for showing off your strong mathematics reasoning and problem solving skills. We are very proud to have two first-place winners in the PWCS community!
Congratulations to Stephanie DeRaymond, math teacher at Lake Ridge Middle School, who has been selected to receive the Virginia Council of Teachers of Mathematics (VCTM) William C. Lowry Mathematics Educator of the Year Award for the Middle School level for 2014. She was honored at the VCTM conference and received her award at a dinner at James Madison University on March 14. DeRaymond was chosen by a panel of former award winners, who brought high standards to their deliberations.
Stephanie has taught in PWCS for 25 years. Even with her vast experience, she understands the importance of being a life-long learner. She is not afraid of trying new things and finds great success with all of her students. In the words of her principal, Jo Fitzgerald, “Mrs. DeRaymond is truly deserving of this award for she exemplifies what a world-class professional educator should be.”
Grades 2-3 at Ellis Elementary School
Grades 4-5 at Old Bridge Elementary School
Presenters are needed for all grade levels and core content areas. Please complete this proposal form if you are interested in presenting at this conference. Proposals are due by March 28, 2014.
The online Mathematics Tools Practice allows students to practice using the online tools (such as the ruler, protractor, or compass) available within TestNav, the online testing software used in Virginia. These are posted under the SOL Practice Items.
Grades 3-8 Tools Practice
End-of-Course Tools Practice