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STEM Center Math and Technology
STEMstitute – June 26, 2013
Presented by the Clermont County Gifted Program
Fay Wagner, Gifted Intervention Specialist
Bethel-Tate and Williamsburg Local School Districts in Partnership with the Clermont Co. ESC
We only think when confronted
with a problem.
-John Dewey
The Clermont County
Gifted STEM Program
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Implementing a program that blends virtual learning with face-toface lessons
Utilizing Moodle, It’s Learning, and classroom space at the Gifted
STEM Center for face-to-face lessons
Our philosophy…
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21st Century Skills (The 4 Cs) – Communication,
Collaboration, Critical thinking, Creativity
Mark Edwards (author of Every Child, Every Day) – Drivers of
Student Engagement: instruction must be relevant,
collaborative, personalized, and connected.
Beers & Probst (authors of Notice and Note) – “…rigor does
not reside in the barbell, but in the act of lifting it.” Students
should be engaged, observant, responsive, questioning, and
analytical.
Carol Dweck (author of The New Psychology of Success) Growth Mindset vs. Fixed Mindset
Jim Stigler – Struggle for Smarts
RESEARCH IS SHOWING THAT
BLENDED LEARNING, WHEN
ACCOMPLISHED USING BESTPRACTICES, CAN INCREASE
STUDENT LEARNING.
The Common Core Mathematical
Practices
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Make sense of problems and persevere
in solving them.
 Reason abstractly and quantitatively.
 Construct viable arguments and
critique the reasoning of others.
 Model with mathematics.
 Use appropriate tools strategically.
 Attend to precision.
 Look for and make use of
structure.
 Look for and express regularity
in repeated reasoning.
A Sample Math Blended Learning
Unit
BizWorld – It’s free!
Comprehensive School Mathematics
Program
Mini-Computer
 Arrows
 String Sets
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Challenge Math
Weekly online practice based on problem
solving strategies
 Designed to provide challenge beyond the
regular school curriculum
 Fall/Spring competitions
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Get It Together: Math Problems for
Groups
Problems for grades 4-12
 Requires students to articulate their
thought processes, make claims, and
explain their reasoning
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Math Stories (Zaccaro)
Give real-life applications for mathematics
 Great discussion starters (both face-toface and online!)
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Choose 3 Ways
Sumdog
Free; Premium account for a fee
 Competitions – Local, National
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Let’s revisit the Common Core
Mathematical Practices…
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Make sense of problems and persevere
in solving them.
 Reason abstractly and quantitatively.
 Construct viable arguments and
critique the reasoning of others.
 Model with mathematics.
 Use appropriate tools strategically.
 Attend to precision.
 Look for and make use of
structure.
 Look for and express regularity
in repeated reasoning.
For more information…
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Contact Information for Teachers:
• Heather Frost-Hauck, Gifted Intervention Specialist:
[email protected]
• Fay Wagner, Gifted Intervention Specialist:
[email protected]
Contact Information for Administrators or Professional
Development Requests:
• Amy Bain, Clermont County Gifted Coordinator:
[email protected]
Developing Units for Virtual Learning Environments For Gifted
and Talented Students through Pieces of Learning