Because of this morning’s spam comments on the forums, I have changed the rules so that you have to be a registered user of the site to post a topic or comment.
Now that I’ve moved the blog to a private hosting company, you can register to become a subscriber to the blog using the links on the right. This offers a bit more than the email subscription that has been available for a while. Becoming a subscriber means you can create a profile with some information about yourself, which will be available to people who read your comments (if you are logged in). It also gives you some (not many) controls over forum notifications. I may add more features as I discover them.
I will keep the current email notification feature for those who prefer to keep using that.
If you have questions about the standards, please ask them in the forums (you can also always access this from the menu bar above). The old thread with questions is here, but it is no longer possible to add comments. Before posting a question, please use each of the search bars to the right to see if has already been answered.
I’m transferring this blog to another hosting service so that I can add some goodies (for example, I’d like to turn the general questions thread into a searchable forum); it might be down on Thursday, possibly for the whole day.
On April 30th at 2:00pm eastern Bill will be doing a webinar on the Common Core Mathematics Standards and the Concept of Focus. I will also talk about Illustrative Mathematics and our work with CCSSO’s Math SCASS. Registration is here.
The workshop from May 25 – 27 in New Orleans: Focus in the Common Core State Standards in Mathematics, is full and no longer accepting registrations. If you are interested in attending a similar workshop in the future stay tuned to this blog for information about an upcoming fall workshop dates and location TBA.
WordPress.com sent me a report on this blog. It was viewed 160,000 times in 2011. Thanks to everybody for your participation—and congratulations to Brian Cohen for posting the largest number of comments!
APLU has launched a new initiative, the Mathematics Teacher Education Partnership, and is now accepting applications from partnerships of school districts and institutions of higher education.
Maria Teresa Tatto from Michigan State University is presenting about the TEDS-M study, an enormous study which looked at teacher countries from Poland to Botswana. It surveyed institutions of teacher education, teacher educators, primary teachers and secondary teachers, for both mathematics knowledge and pedagogical knowledge. They will have some training for teacher educators on accessing the data in September 2011 in Washington D.C., where you will get the database on a memory stick!