Secondary Math PD

Diverse Learner Support- Facilitating Mathematical Discourse

posted Oct 28, 2015, 6:45 AM by Tacara Sidbury

Held October 27, 2015

Secondary Math Support Sessions

posted Sep 3, 2015, 10:23 AM by Tacara Sidbury   [ updated Oct 28, 2015, 6:53 AM ]

DPI State Testing Survey

posted Jul 1, 2015, 9:24 AM by Jerry Williamson   [ updated Jul 1, 2015, 9:24 AM ]

SURVEY: 2014–15 End-of-Grade and End-of-Course Test Administrations

The North Carolina Department of Public Instruction would like feedback on the 2014–15 End-of-Grade and End-of-Course test administrations. The purpose this survey is to gather information regarding testing time and proctors. All results and information obtained from this survey are strictly confidential. Please complete the survey; the survey will remain open until close of business on Tuesday, June 30, 2015.

The survey can be accessed at   If you have any questions, please contact Jaime Kelley in Accountability at 919-807-3802.

State Test Item Writers

posted Jul 1, 2015, 9:22 AM by Jerry Williamson   [ updated Jul 1, 2015, 9:22 AM ]

Test Development Process—How Our Teachers Write and Review Test Items

North Carolina teachers play an important role in the test development process through writing and reviewing test items. For teachers who may be interested in this process, the North Carolina Testing Program is providing information about teachers’ participation in test development and how they complete online training courses to register their interest in writing or reviewing. This information is attached to this posting and will also be published in the upcoming 2015–16 Assessment Guides. Please share this information with teachers.

Modeling Problems that Bring Mathematics to Life at WSSU

posted Jul 1, 2015, 9:21 AM by Jerry Williamson   [ updated Jul 1, 2015, 9:21 AM ]

The Winston-Salem State University (WSSU) Center for Mathematics, Science and Technology Education (CMSTE) wants to invite participants to a professional development workshop entitled “Modeling Problems that Bring Mathematics to Life” geared towards middle and high school mathematics teachers July 9 -10, 2015 from 9 am - 4 pm on the campus of WSSU.

In this workshop, we will provide hands-on modeling problems that can be used in Math II and III classes. The focus will be on how we can engage our students through real-world problems using such tools as recursive functions, and functions as models for real-world data collected through videos, probes and motion detectors. The modeling problems include videos to explore water flow and the motion of a swinger, and the data collection includes ball bounce and temperature data. Technology tools include the TI-84, GeoGebra and Excel.

All participants will receive a copy of NCTM’s Focus in High School Mathematics: Reasoning and Sense Making ($37 Value) and continental breakfast and lunch will be provided. There is a minimal registration fee of $35. Teachers will receive 1.2 CEUs for attending the entire workshop.

Attached is a more detailed description and registration form. If there are any questions, please feel free to contact Mrs. Vivian Kelly at (336)750-2995 or Vincent Snipes (336) 750-2488.

MELT Summer Institutes

posted Mar 10, 2015, 10:18 AM by Tacara Sidbury   [ updated Mar 10, 2015, 10:18 AM by Jerry Williamson ]

Summer K-12 Math PD Opportunity for RESA-3

 K-12 Mathematics Teachers,

 There are still seats available in all MELT Summer Institutes, but some classes are filling quite quickly.  While the group discount still exits, this opportunity cannot remain open indefinitely.  (For information regarding group discounts, please contact Dr. Michael J. Bossé as soon as possible.)  If a school district or any individual school chooses to support teachers to attend MELT Summer Institutes, or if any individual teachers wish to support themselves to attend these Institutes, it is recommended that they soon communicate with the MELT program and submit the registration forms.  (See the links below for access to the registration forms and other information.)  

 K-12 mathematics teachers can earn CEUs by investigating content, pedagogy, and assessment associated with current K-12 math standards.  Under the title of the Mathematics Education Leadership Program (MELT), high quality, residential, Summer Institutes are offered at Appalachian State University in the beautiful High Country of Boone, NC.  (Participants beyond commuting range can select to stay in dorm suites at a cost much lower than hotels in the area.)     

 The MELT Institutes for Summer 2015 include:

Week 1: June 22-26, 2015:  

  • Integrating Technology into Mathematics (6-12);  
  • Math 1: The 1st High School Math Course
  • Measurement and Statistics (6-8)

Week 2: July 13-17, 2015 

  • Math 2: The 2nd High School Math Course
  • Probability and Statistics (9-12)
  • Algebra and Functions. (6-8)

Week 3: July 20-24, 2015 

  • Math 3: The 3rd High School Math course
  • Building Mathematical Thinkers (6-12)
  • Geometry (6-8)

 The following resources are provided online through the associated hyperlinks:

STEM Professional Development with CDC in Atlanta

posted Mar 2, 2015, 5:31 PM by   [ updated Mar 6, 2015, 11:02 AM by Jerry Williamson ]

CDC Offers STEM Professional Development 
Participants will need to cover travel, hotel, and meals
Middle and high school teachers may want to take advantage of professional development being offered by the Center for Disease Control (CDC) at its headquarters in Atlanta, Ga. From July 20-24, educators will focus on current/relevant public health topics that illustrate math and science principles and concepts for classroom use and collaborate with CDC scientists to develop lesson plans. Teachers can earn 4.0 CEUs while working with teacher leaders around the nation. The registration deadline is April 15. For more information, visit or email

MMSI Summer PD at Meredith College

posted Feb 28, 2015, 6:13 PM by   [ updated Feb 28, 2015, 6:14 PM by Jerry Williamson ]

Meredith Mathematics and Science Institutes (MMSI)
Meredith Mathematics & Science Institutes (MMSI) offers quality, residential professional development opportunities that focus on important mathematics and science content for K through High School.  The courses range from 1-day to 3-days the week of July 27.  Course descriptions can be found here.  More information and registration can be found at MMSI website.

Global PD Summer Opportunity (Middle School)

posted Feb 28, 2015, 6:03 PM by   [ updated Feb 28, 2015, 6:15 PM by Jerry Williamson ]

SAS Global Teacher Award (Middle School Teachers)
The University of North Carolina’s Center for International Understanding is delighted to invite applications for the for middle school math teachers in the Durham Public School System to cover the full cost of participation in the Center’s July 2015 Global Teachers: Singapore & Malaysia professional development program. You COULD be chosen to represent Durham Public Schools for the 2015 trip to Singapore & Malaysia! Completed applications are due to by March 6, 2015. Please see the attached flyer and application for additional information. 

M.E.L.T. (Mathematics Education Leadership Training) Summer Courses

posted Feb 28, 2015, 5:52 PM by   [ updated Feb 28, 2015, 5:54 PM by Jerry Williamson ]

Mathematics Education Leadership Training (M.E.L.T.) at Appalachian State University


M.E.L.T. Institutes of Summer 2015 include three 1-week courses through selected weeks in June 22 – July 24.  They are now having a deal where if you buy any combination of two seats in any of the following MELT Summer Institutes, you get one seat in any Institute free.  This offer is provided to either groups of individual teachers who are paying for professional development on their own or groups of teachers supported by either a school or district.  This discount is even applicable to one teacher who wishes to attend three Summer Institutes for the price of two.   (This discount is only applied to MELT Institute tuition costs and not the costs for housing.  Housing costs for one week in the dorms at App State this summer will be $237.50.)  Be advised, some Institutes fill very quickly.  All registrations are first-come-first-served while seats are available.  For more information about Group Discounts, please contact Dr. Michael J. Bossé ( or 828-262-2862) at Appalachian State University.   Descriptions of courses and more details can be found here. (See attached flyer)

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