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Anyone else going to NCTM's High School Institute in Los Angeles this week?

Started Jul 23, 2012 0 Replies

Hey, everyone!  Will anyone else be attending NCTM's High School Institute in Los Angeles this week? Our team will be taking 4 teachers from Chicago.RonContinue

Project-Based Learning in High School Math

Started Jun 19, 2012 0 Replies

Hey, all.  I am interested in learning more about how to implement project-based learning into my high school math classes.  Our students have historically been unsuccessful in math, and I think that…Continue

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STEM Research Course

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ron Towns Jun 18, 2012. 2 Replies

Our math team is designing a STEM Course for 12th. grade students.  We are interested in doing a STEM Research course, through which students will learn how to conduct an investigation using…Continue

How can I support math teachers in teaching Common Core standards?

Started Jun 13, 2012 0 Replies

Like many districts, Chicago Public Schools is moving towards Common Core.  Given the instructional shifts required to meet the demands of the Math Practice Standards, how can we support math…Continue

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Anyone else going to NCTM's High School Institute in Los Angeles this week?

Hey, everyone!  Will anyone else be attending NCTM's High School Institute in Los Angeles this week? Our team will be taking 4 teachers from Chicago.RonSee More
Jul 23, 2012
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Jul 13, 2012
Nikki Stansfield and Ron Towns are now friends
Jul 6, 2012
Ron Towns commented on Jill Galloway's group Project-Based Learning (PBL)
"Has anyone ever tried Challenge-Based Learning http://www.challengebasedlearning.org/ in their class?  I really want to try something with my high school math students in the fall, but am having a tough time organizing my thoughts."
Jun 30, 2012
Ron Towns and Bon Crowder are now friends
Jun 28, 2012
Ron Towns commented on Lori Callister's group STEM Education
"We are developing a STEM course for 12th. graders at our school.  Any suggestions on some starting points?"
Jun 21, 2012
Ron Towns commented on Nikki Stansfield's blog post Who Else Dreams About Creating a New Reality for Public Education?
"Nikki,      I am definitely interested.  How can we be in touch?  My e-mail is ron.towns@gmail.com. Ron"
Jun 21, 2012
Ron Towns commented on Susan Stack's group Urban Education
"One of the challenges that we face is getting students to come to school on time and to be consistent with their attendance.  Does anyone have any strategies to get students to arrive to school on time, be consistence with their attendance…"
Jun 21, 2012
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Urban Education

A group formed to discuss the unique challenges faced by today's urban educators.
Jun 21, 2012
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iPads in the Classroom

Anyone using or wishing to use the iPad/iPod or iPhone in the classroom and wishing to share lessons and ideas
Jun 20, 2012
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Project-Based Learning (PBL)

This group is for those who implement the project-based learning model or want to learn more about it.
Jun 19, 2012
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STEM Education

Helping support educators who are creating Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) experiences in their classrooms, schools and districts.
Jun 19, 2012
Ron Towns posted a discussion

Project-Based Learning in High School Math

Hey, all.  I am interested in learning more about how to implement project-based learning into my high school math classes.  Our students have historically been unsuccessful in math, and I think that project-based learning will enhance their learning.  Does anyone have any experience with designing project-based units and/or know web resources for doing this in math class?RonSee More
Jun 19, 2012
Ron Towns replied to Ron Towns's discussion STEM Research Course
"Thanks, Fred.  I just looked at the two Start Here documents, and this would definitely be useful to us!  Thank you for sharing.  Over the next few weeks, I will continue to look over these, and ask any questions I have.  As I…"
Jun 18, 2012
Fred Donelson replied to Ron Towns's discussion STEM Research Course
"Hi Ron, Don't know if this will help, but I teach an independent research course in science called Special Aspects.  I have a Moodle site for it that you can log into as a guest.  Go to this…"
Jun 18, 2012
Ron Towns posted a discussion

STEM Research Course

Our math team is designing a STEM Course for 12th. grade students.  We are interested in doing a STEM Research course, through which students will learn how to conduct an investigation using scientific method, descriptive and inferential statistics, etc. to answer an original research question.  Any ideas for resources? People to talk to?  Any help would be much appreciated!See More
Jun 16, 2012

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