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ProfessionalKnowledge:Resourcesfocusedoncurriculum,
subjectcontent,&pedagogicalknowledge.
TechnologicalPedagogicalContentKnowledge(TPACK)
TheTPACKframeworkintegratestheknowledgeofpedagogy,content,andtechnologyandisusedto
identifythenatureofknowledgerequiredbyteachersfortechnologyintegrationintheirteaching.
Effectivetechnologyintegrationforpedagogyinmathematicsclassroomsrequiresdevelopingadeep
understandingofthedynamic,transactionalrelationshipbetweenallthreecomponents.Forabrief
explanation,watchthisYouTubevideo:
TPACKin2Minutes

VisibleLearningforTeachers:MaximizingImpactonLearning
byJohnHattie
Readthisbookifyouwanttoimproveteachingandlearning!Inthisbook,
Hattieprovidesthebiggestevercollectionofevidencebasedresearchinto
whatactuallyworksinschoolstoimprovelearning.Itcomprehensively
coversnumerousareasoflearningactivityincludingpupilmotivation,
curriculum,metacognitivestrategies,behavior,teachingstrategies,and
classroommanagement.

LiteracyStrategiesforImprovingMathematicsInstruction
by
JoanM.Kenney,EutheciaHancewicz,LorettaHeuer,Diana
MetsistoandCynthiaL.Tuttle
Agreatresourceforteacherslookingtoprovide
mathlearnerswiththebackgroundknowledgethey
needtounderstandmathconcepts.Elaboratingon
vocabularystrategiesthathelpstudents
comprehendtermsthatarecriticaltounderstandingmath,readingtolearnstrategiesthatequip
studentswithmethodsforextractingmeaningfromcomplexmathtexts,writingstrategiesthat
preparestudentsforproblemsolvingandhelpthemrecognizethestepsinmathprocesses.,graphic
representationsthathelpstudentsvisualizemathconceptsandpersonalizetheirunderstandings,and
discussionandlisteningstrategiesthathelpstudentsaccesspriorknowledgeandcommunicateabout
problemsolving.Thisbookprovidesadviceandsupports
thathelpstudentsbecomesuccessfulmath
learners.

DanMeyer'sTEDTalk:MathClassNeedsaMakeover
AmustwatchforEVERYmathteacherprobablyonceayearasareminder,too!DanMeyeriseasily
themostinfluentialmatheducatorontheweb(arguableintheworld).InadditiontothisTEDtalk,
DanMeyerpublishedhisentire
38weekAlgebracurriculum
&
38weekGeometrycurriculum
completewithslides,handouts,andjustabouteverythingyouneedinordertodeliverthelessonson
hisblog.Youcan
downloadeachweekindividually
or
downloadtheentirecollection
asonefile.Dan
Meyeralsohasothercurriculumresourcesavailabletodownload
onhisblog
inadditiontoawealthof
knowledgeregardingeverythingmathinstruction,theory,tools,resources,etc.

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InstructionalPlanning:Resourcesfocusedoninformed
instructionandplanning.
DesigningandTeachingLearningGoalsandObjectives

byRobertJ.Marzano
Astepbystepguidethattrainseducatorshowtoeffectivelyunderstand,design,andteachclassroom
goalsandobjectives.Thebookisfulloftemplatesandsamplesthatcanbeusedintheclassroom.One
ofthemostbeneficialportionsofthebookdiscusseshowtoincludelearnersintheprocess,providing
documentsforthemtotracktheirowngrowth.

Standardsusedtoinforminstruction:
CommonCoreStateStandardsforMath
&the
toolbox
forsupport
InternationalSocietyforTechnologyinEducation(ISTE)StandardsforTeachers
&
InternationalSocietyforTechnologyinEducation(ISTE)StandardsforStudents
NationalCouncilofTeachersofMathematics(NCTM)ProcessStandards
Thestandardsdoa
st
reallygreatjobofdeveloping21
centuryskills(problemsolving,reasoning&proof,
communication,reflection,connections).

TheCooperativeEducationalServiceAgency#2(CESA)
sSTEMpage
dedicatedto
mathematicsinstructionandcurriculumresources
.
Thepageincludesanimpressive,uptodateelistofannotatedlinks,withemphasisonCCSS.The
resourcesaresubcategorizedintothefollowingsections:Lessons,Tasks&AssessmentsProfessional
OrganizationsVideosWebinars,DigitalTools,VirtualManipulatives,etc.Curriculumand
Interventions&ImplementationProgressions,GuidelinesandUnpackingtheStandards.Whilethe
listisextensive,theorganizationandannotationmakesitpracticalanduseable.Whileallofthelinks
arepracticalandcarefullyselected,afewofthemostusefullinks,uniquetotheCESA,arethe
curriculummaps
brokendownbystandard,content,andgrade.

UniversalDesignforLearning(UDL)
UDLisacurriculumresourcethatrecognizesthateverylearnerisuniqueandprocessesinformation
differently.TheUDLframeworkhelpsinstructorscreateandimplementlessonswithflexiblegoals,
methods,materials,andassessmentsthatsupportlearningforallstudents.

InstructionalStrategies:Resourcesfocusedonsupporting
studentlearningandimprovingachievementwith
researchbasedinstructionalstrategiesrelevanttobothmath
st
contentand21
CenturySkills.
DanMeyer's"3ActsMath"CurriculumDesign
Adigitallibraryof3ActMathlessonscreatedandsharedbyDanMeyer.Thecurriculumdesigncan
bereadaboutonhisblog.Inshort,thecurriculumfocusesonteachingmathasifyouaretellinga
story.Thisdesignpromotescreativity,curiosityandinnovation.

DanMeyer:EffectiveQuestioning
DanMeyersblogisawealthofknowledgeingeneral,buthisworkregardingeffectivequestioningin
mathclassisphenomenalsimplyput:withmedia,youshouldnthavetoaskthequestionatall!He

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elaboratesonhowtousemultimediatostimulatecuriosity.Theonlyquestionheasksis:
Any
Questions
?

Forcingstudentstocommunicatewhattheyarewondering.Hecreatedawebsiteto
expandonthiscurriculumdevelopmentcalled
101Questions
.Onthiswebsitehesharesimagesand
videosaspromptsfordevelopingmathquestions.Eachimageandvideohasa140characterfieldin
whichyoucanenteryourquestion.Thisdevelopmentledtothe#WCYDWT(whatcanyoudowith
thistrend)trendusedbyeducatorsallovertheweb.toreceivefeedbackanddevelopeffective
questions.DanreferstothisasAct1inhis3ActsofaMathematicalStoryCurriculumDesign.

ThinkAloud/MetacognitiveMemoir
DavidCoffeysaccountofwhyeducatorsmustmaketheirthinkingvisibleinadditiontouploadsof
histhinkalouds.Thispracticeservesasareflectiveteachingandlearningstrategyandisthesole
reasonIactuallylearnedtodomath!Itsworthreadingandusingandcanbemodifiedtoworkin
othercontentareas.

DifferentiatedInstruction:Resourcesfocusedonstrategiesto
supportindividuallearningdifferences.
TheEndofMolassesClasses

ByRonClark
Thisbookprovidesmotivationalstrategiestosupportlearners.RonClarkuseshumorandperson
experiencetogiveadviceonhoweducatorscanencourageandinspiretheirstudentstodoandbe
theirbest.RonClarkwasnominatededucatoroftheyearandrunshisownAcademy,whichisworth
mentioningbecausethebookalsoprovidesinsightintoengagingpracticeandrelationshipbuilding.

TheEssential55:AnAwardWinningEducator'sRulesForDiscoveringtheSuccessful
StudentinEveryChild
ByRonClark
RonClarkexplainshowmanners,respectanddisciplinearethecornerstonesofsuccessinthe
classroom.Ronconveystohisstudentsthe55essentialexpectationsthathehasforthem.For
example,heinstructstheminhowtogiveafirmhandshake,lookpeopleintheeye,andeatproperly
usingtherulesofetiquette.Hisclasseslearntorespectthemselvesandothers.Thisbookshowshow
relationshipsandpassioncanchangethedynamicsofaclassroomandimprovelearningand
achievement.

Assessmentof&forLearning:Resourcesfocusedonassessment
methodsandtoolsaswellasdevelopingandusingassessmentsto
informanddriveinstruction.
SmarterBalancedAssessmentConsortium
Ar
esourcesdevelopedtoinformeducatorsaboutthenewstandardizedmathtestlinkedtotheCCSS.
Scrolldownonthe
assessmentspage
toMathematicsthereinthezipfilesbygradelevelyouwillbe
abletodownloaddetailedfilesofexampleproblems.Youcanalsofindpdfsoftestitemandtask
specifications.Therearenumerous
mathresources
relatedtoitemwriting(scrolldown),includinga
videogivinganoverviewofhowtheywritetestitems
basedonthestandards,andvideosdescribing
testitemspecificationsforgrades
35
,
68
and
highschool
.The
summativeassessmentcontent
specifications
draftdocumentlistssampleknowledgeandskillsbygradelevelwithproblems.

AssessmentResourcesbyGradeLevel

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T
hispagehasassessmentandmathematicstasksbygradelevelthatarealignedwiththenewSmarter
BalancedAssessmentsandtheCCSS.

DataWise:AStepbyStepGuidetoUsingAssessmentResultstoImproveTeachingAnd
Learning
ByKathrynParkerBoudett
Theinformativetextexplainshowteachersneedtosystematicallygather,analyze,anduserelevant
datatomeasurestudentprogress,toinforminstructionalcontentanddeliverymethods,andto
providetimelyandconstructivefeedbacktobothstudentsandparents.Thebookprovidesastepby
stepprocesstocreatingandusingaffectiveassessments.

MathematicsFormativeAssessment:75PracticalStrategiesforLinkingAssessment,
Instruction,andLearning
byPageD.KeeleyandCherylRoseTobey
Thisbookaimstotransformmathematicsinstructionthroughformativeassessments.Itisagreat
resourceforlearninghowtoeffectivelyuseformativeassessmentstoinforminstructionandmeetthe
diverseneedsofalllearners.Completewithimplementationandmodificationtechniques,thebook
alsogivesinsightintotherationaleforusingformativeassessmentmethods.

FormativeAssessment&StandardsbasedGrading
byRobertJ.Marzano

Thistextoffersteacherseverythingtheyneedtoknowtoimplementanintegratedsystemof
assessmentandgradingthatwillenhanceboththeirownteachingandtheirstudents'learning.
The
bookalsoaddresseshowtochooseavarietyofdiagnostic,formative,andsummativeassessment
strategiesandinstrumentsthatarevalidandappropriateforthecontentandstudentpopulationas
wellasthebenefitsandoutcomesofthisassessmentmodel.

ClassroomManagement:Resourcesfocusedondevelopinga
positivelearningenvironmentthatisgroundedinconstructivist
principlesthroughrelationshipbuildingandChoiceTheory

TheFirstDaysofSchool:HowtoBeanEffectiveTeacher

byHarry&RosemaryWong
Noclassroommanagementphilosophyiscompletewithouttheguidingprinciplesestablishedin
The
FirstDaysofSchool.
Itisagreatplacetostartifyouarelookingtodevelopclearprocedures,
routines,andconsequencesforyourclassroom.Thebookisusefulforlearninghowtosetupa
wellmanaged,safe,andorderlyenvironmentthatisconducivetolearningandencouragesrespectfor
all.
TheLoveandLogicInstitute
Aninstitutededicatedtohelpingparentsandteachersachieverespectful,healthyrelationshipswith
children.Youcanattendconferences,purchasethecurriculum,readarticlesorattendtraining
workshops.Accordingtoloveandlogicifyouclearlysetlimitsandrepresentthemwithpurposeful
consequences,learnerswillfeelsafeknowingthattheirteacherisfairandconsistent.Boundaries
makestudentsfeelsafe,sotheyarenolongerunsureaboutwhatcouldhappen,butrathercomforted
inknowingwhatthefutureholdsintheclassroom.Thisnotonlytruebetweenteacherandstudent,
butalsocanbetransferredbetweenstudents.Lovewithoutboundariesbecomesabusedanda
boundarywithoutlovebuildsresentment.LoveandLogicallowsstudentstoexperienceabalance
betweencompassionandboundaries.

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Everything
WilliamGlasser
Thefollowingbooksaddresstopicslikestudentsbasicneeds,relationshipbuilding,consequences,
andengagement.Perhapsthebestresourcesforcreatingana
cademicallychallengingenvironment,in
whichteachingandlearningoccurathighlevelsandstudents
areselfdirectedlearners.ChoiceTheorythrivesonpersonal
andacademicfreedomsandrelationshipbuilding,and
explainswhyeducatorsmustgiveupthepunishing,
relationshipdestroyingexternalcontrolpsychology.
TheQualitySchoolTeacher:ACompanionVolume
toTheQualitySchool
byWilliamGlasser
TheQualitySchool:ManagingStudentsWithout
Coercion
byWilliamGlasser
ChoiceTheory:ANewPsychologyofPersonal
Freedom
byWilliamGlasser

Professionalism:Resourcesfocusedon
commitmenttoprofessionalethics,participationinprofessional
growthopportunities,andcontributingtotheprofession.
WhistlingVivaldi
byClaudeSteele
Thisisaninformativetextabouttheachievementgapandwaystoaddressit.Specifically,Steele
providesanevidencebasedargumentthatdiscusseshowsociety'sexpectationsofgroupscanimpact
theperformanceofindividuals.Whileheelaboratesonprevalentstereotypes,likerace,Steelegoeson
todescribehowstereotypethreataffectseveryone.Basically,thethreatofconfirmingastereotype
actuallymakespeopleunderperform.Throughhisexperimentsheandhisassociatesareableto
demonstratetheimpactandwhatcanbedonetoovercomeit.Thebookfirstattractedmeasamath
educatorinterestedinlearningabouttheeffectsofstereotypingonstudentsmathematicalabilities.
However,workinginagloballydiverseschooldistrict,Ihavesinceusedthebooktoinformmy
teachingandrelationshipsinwaysbeyondmathematicsinstruction.Thisbookoffersinsightstojust
aboutanyoneevennoneducators.Asayoung,singlemother,thelanguageinthisbookspeakstomy
soul&remindsmejusthowreal
stereotypethreat
is.

edWebProfessionalDevelopmentResource
edWebisafreeonlinecommunityforprofessionaleducators,offeringnetworking,resourcesharing,
collaboration,andprofessionaldevelopmentwebinars.Thisisagreat,flexiblewaytostayconnected
withprofessionsespeciallyforbusyteacherswithjammedschedulesorforeducatorslookingtostay
activeduringthesummer.

TMCWebsite
and
TMCWiki
TwitterMathCamp(TMC)isayearlyprofessionaldevelopmentconferencewhereteacherswho
generallyonlyinteractonlinegettogetherinperson.Theconferenceisforteachers,byteachersand
althoughtheconferenceisonlyonceayear,participatingmathteachersreachoutviasocialmediato
connectandcollaboratewithlikemindedteachersthroughtheuseofblogsandtwitterallyearlong!

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WhatGreatTeachersDoDifferently:17ThingsThatMatterMost
ByToddWhitaker
Thisbookprovidesadescriptionofthebeliefs,behaviors,attitudes,andinteractionsofgreatteachers
andexplainswhattheydodifferently.Agreatresourceforlearningtoeffectivelycommunicatewith
students,parentsorguardians,districtandschoolpersonnel,andotherstakeholdersinwaysthat
enhancestudentlearning.

WhenTeachingGetsTough:SmartWaystoReclaimYourGame
by
AllenN.Mendler.
InthisASCDmemberbook,youreceiveadviceonhowtodealwithunappreciatedandunpleasant
peopleaswellashowtoseekyourowncompliments.Wedon'tusuallyreceivefeedbackwhenthings
aregoingwell.Thebooksuggestsacoupledifferentideasforgettingpositiveaffirmation.

AffiliationstoJoinFewoftheMany
NCTM

TheNationalCouncilofTeachersofMathematics(MCTM)istheprofessionalfor
mathematicseducation,supportingteacherstoensureequitablemathematicslearningofthehighest
qualityforallstudentsthroughvision,leadership,professionaldevelopment,resources,and
research.

MCTM

TheMichiganCouncilofTeachersofMathematics(MCTM)istheprofessionalorganization
forMichiganmathematicseducatorsatanygrade

The
STEMEducationCoalition
offersdataonthesuccessesofmathandscienceinourcountry,as
wellasresourcesandinformationaboutimplementingSTEMintoclassrooms.

BloggerstoFollow
Ilistedmypersonalfavoritestogetyoustartedasyoucreateyourowndigitalpresenceandgroupof
bloggerstofollow.
DanMeyer
,
ElissaMiller
,&
DavidCoffey

FortheDigitalNatives:Resourcesfortechnologyandeducation.
ConvergenceCulture:WhereOldandNewMediaCollide
ByHenryJenkins
Anovelonhowthewebhaschangedthewayweconsumeandproduceinformation.Hediscusses
importanttopicslikepublishingonthewebandhowjustaboutanyonecandoitaswellashow
consuminginformationisfreeandwidelyavailable.Amustreadforanyoneinterestedinmedia,
popularculture,masscommunication,andthewebtiedandhowsuchconceptsshouldandhave
changededucation.

HenryJenkinsonParticipatoryCultureandMediaEducation(BigThinkersSeries)
Anextensiontothebooknoted,thisTEDtalkexplainshoweducatorsmightfuelcivicengagementby
tappingtheskillstheirstudentsbuildininterestdrivenonlinecommunities.

TheAntiEducationEra:CreatingSmarterStudentsthroughDigitalLearning
ByJames
PaulGee
Althoughthesubtitlesuggeststhebookisaboutrolestechnologycanplayintheclassroom,thebook
actuallyhasalargeragenda.Geepaysattentiontohumannaturethroughoutandfocusesonthinking

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andlearning.Thebookisareflectiveaccountofeducationinthedigitalage,elaboratingonboththe
positivesandnegativesoftechnology.Geemakesacompellingcaseforreframingteachingand
learningashediscussespertinenttopicssuchascollaborationandincreasedagencythroughonline
forums,socialmedia,webcamsvideogames,searchtools,virtualworldsandsimilarconnections.
Thissourceisamustreadforeducatorsimplementinganetworkedcurriculumorevenjustadigital
presence.

PresentShock
ByDouglasRushkoff
Aninterestinglookattheimpactoftechnologyandhowtheconstantflowofinformationhas
completelyalteredthewayweinteractwiththeworldandtime.Thisisahardbooktosummarizebut
isworthwhileandrecommendedforEVERYONE.

MimiItoonLearninginSocialMediaSpaces
Avideoclipregardingyoungpeople'suseofdigitalmediaandinformallearninginonline
communities.Itodiscussestheimportanceofharnessingskillsandoutcomesachievedthrough
technologyoutsideschoolintheschoolsetting.Sheelaboratesoncreatingaclassroomenvironment
wherestudentscanbuildtechnologyskills,learnmedialiteracy,andcreateandsharetheirwork.
Thisvideoisinsightfulforeducatorswhoarelookingtoimplementsocialmediaeffectively.

EduTopiaBigThinkers
Acollectionofbigideasaboutimprovingeducationbysomeofthemostcompellingvisionariesin
theworld.Frominnovativeclassroomconceptstosuggestionsonhowtofostercreativityand
collaboration,theysharetheirvaluableinsightsforteachingandlearningandilluminatenew
solutionstooldproblems.
Highquality,relevantteachingisvitalfor
studentsuccess.Explore
theseelementsofeffectiveinstructionalmodelsandgetinspiredbytheBIGideas.
ProjectBasedLearning
,
ProfessionalLearningNetwork
,
TeacherLeadership
,
StudentEngagement
,
GameBasedLearning
,
TechnologyIntegration
,
StudentEngagement
,
AfterSchoolLearning
,
Digital
Citizenship
,
CollaborativeLearning
,
IntegratedStudies
,
PBLAssessment
,
PBLPlanning
,
Mobile
Learning

NetworkedTools&ResourcesforMathTeachers
Geogebra
Afreeinteractivemathsoftwareforteachingandlearningmath.Inadditiontothesoftware,
GeoGebraTube
isagrowingarchiveofsearchablematerialsthatcanbeusedonthewebor
downloadedandcustomized.Youcancreateafreeaccountanduploadyourowncreations,aswell.If
youvisitthe
GeoGebraWiki
forsupport,youwillfindamanual,usersforum,tutorials,andtipsand
tricks.Thereisalsoacommunityon
GooglePlus
andthe
GeoGebgraFacebook
pageisagreatplaceto
keepupondevelopments,trainingsessions,meetings,etc.
TheNorthAmericanGeoGebraJournal
publishespeerreviewedarticlesabouttheuseofGeoGebrainteachingandlearningmathematicsat
alllevelshowever,amorecomprehensivesourceforEVERYTHINGGeoGebracanbefoundonJohn
Goldens
Blog
.Heprovideslinksforresources,popularGeoGerbaTubeProfiles,andendlesslinksfor
GeoGebraactivitiesbrokendownbycontentareaamongstothervaluabletopics.

NCTMIlluminations

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Afantastic
resource
forteachingmath.Inadditiontotheextensivelibrarycontaining
interactive
activities
and
lessons
thatareorganizedbygradeandstandardthereisalso
professional
developmentmaterial
aswellasexternalweblinksincludingonesthatallowyoutointeractwith
Illuminationsvia
socialmedia
platforms.

Desmos
AfreegraphingcalculatorbasedonHTML5,makingitaccessibleonanydevicetheappsarealsofree
(
Android
,
Apple
).Onthesiteyoucanmakeanaccountandshareyourworkorsaveittoyour
personallibrary.ThismeansyoucanaccessyourmathgraphsfromanyWebconnecteddevice,
makingthetoolextremelyfunctionalforeducatorsandstudentsalikeasitremovesbarriers(likeonly
havingacalculatoratschool).Desmosisaninnovationthatcouldpotentiallyreplacesimilar,
expensivecalculatormodels,savingschooldistrictsmoney!

Quizlet
Afreelearningtoolthatallowsuserstosearchorcreateflashcardsforanytopic.Theflashcardscanbe
createdusingwords,photos,and/oraudio(18languages).Thelearnercantracktheirprogresswith6
powerfulstudyandgamemodes:
Flashcards
Reviewyourmaterial,shuffle/randomize,orlistenwith
audio
Learn
Trackyourcorrect/incorrectanswersandretesttheonesyou'vemissed
Speller
Type
whatyouhearinthisaudiopoweredstudymode
Test
Randomlygeneratetestsbasedonyour
flashcardset
Scatter
Raceagainsttheclocktodragandmatchterms/definitions
SpaceRace
Type
intheanswerasterms/definitionsscrollacrossthescreen.
Teachers
can
createclasses
toturnthe
studytoolintoacollaborativelearningspacewherelearnerscanstudy,share,anddiscussthecontent.

WolframEducationPortal
Adigitallibraryorganizedbymathcourses.Intheportalyouwillfindatextbook,lessonplans,
widgets,andinteractivedemonstrationsamongstotherthings.Youwillalsofindlinkstoother
Wolframtechnologies,including
WolframMathWorld
,
acomprehensivemathematicsreference
resourcethatcanbeusedtolookupdefinitionsorforvocabularypurposes.