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Acceptance of mathematical innumeracy anywhere is a threat to mathematical proficiency everywhere!
Mathematics is the science of pattern, order and relationships. It is the language and logic of our technological world. Mathematical power is the ability to explore, to conjecture, to reason logically and to use a variety of mathematical methods effectively to solve problems.
This website is designed to help you navigate through a variety of resources available. The links will provide navigation to Michigan K-8 Grade Level Content Expectations, Michigan High School Mathematics Content Expectations, Michigan Merit Curriculum and Assessments, K - 12 Common Core State Standards Initiative and links to local, state and national organizations for mathematics.
Wayne RESA's Mathematics and Science Center is one of the 33 Mathematics and Science Centers in Michigan's Mathematics and Science Centers Network. Please visit the Mathematics and Science Centers website to learn more about this consortium.
PLEASE VISIT THE CURRICULUM SUPPORT PAGE FOR IMPORTANT UPDATES ON THE COMMON CORE STATE STANDARDS FOR MATHEMATICS!
MENTOR MANAGER Math Education (Provider Management)
The Mentor Manager works as part of the Mentor Management and Provider Management team. The Mentor Manager for Math Education is responsible for managing coach mentoring and mentoring activities related to school projects as well as managing tutor mentoring teams. This individual will serve as the math content and math pedagogy expert for the Mentor Management team. The Mentor Manager for Math Education will provide leadership on issues related to math education to reinforce Tutor.com's on-going commitment to providing high quality educational experiences in every session.
Responsibilities: Working in a team setting to:· Manage online professional development coaches and ensure that all coaching sessions are of the highest quality. Duties include mentoring coaches, reviewing sessions and providing feedback, interviewing coaches, assisting in the development of resources, directing the work of coach mentors; Manage staffing, mentoring and quality control for K-12 programs; Advise the Provider Management team on new developments and resources in the field of math education; Supervise mentors and/or a senior mentor through review of feedback, review of disciplinary action recommendations, guidance through difficult situations, follow-through of administrative actions required to properly maintain a mentoring team, and general oversight of the team quality; Coordinate, track, and analyze quality control review processes such as comment reviews, session reviews, and filtered sessions; Identify, develop, organize, and coordinate math resources for tutors, mentors, and senior mentors; Coordinate with the tutor recruitment team to evaluate the quality of applicants through effective applicant testing, mock session evaluation, and complete reviews of applicant skills; Analyze quality control and tutor and coach performance issues and propose new procedures, resources, and best practices; Special projects as they arise.
Qualifications: Must have at least 4 years recent experience as secondary level math teacher preferably in a public school setting; Must have demonstrated experience in the field of professional development for math teachers; Must be familiar with and have experience with the most recent principles and standards for teaching math; Experience teaching in the online environment preferred; Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail while managing several projects at the same time; Strong communication skills - both written and oral - with regards to content, style and proficiency with MS Word; Must be proficient using Microsoft Office Suite of Products especially Word, Excel and PowerPoint; experience using GoToMeeting software as well as school based educational technology such as smart boards a plus; Able to work well in a team environment and to motivate team members; Available to work above and beyond the normal working hours should the need arise; Highly motivated and shows initiative to solve problems, learn new skills, recommend changes, or take on additional projects; Solid understanding of and agrees with Tutor.com's educational approach; Minimum Bachelor's Degree required , advanced degree preferred; Exceptional skills in teaching math; Preference given to current Tutor.com mentors and tutors; All candidates must be US residents and legally eligible to work in the US ; High-speed internet access required.
Benefits: Competitive Salary; Health/Dental/Vision/Life Insurance; Disability (short and long term options); Paid vacation time; Holidays, personal/sick days; Stock options; Free online tutoring for family.
Location: This is a remote position. To apply: Please email a letter of interest and resume to Joan Rooney (Vice President for Instruction) at firstname.lastname@example.org
GRANT OPPORTUNITIES FOR TEACHERS
- VSP: Sight for Students
Sight for Students is a VSP charity that provides free vision exams and glasses to low-income, uninsured children. The program operates nationally through a network of community partners who identify children in need and VSP network doctors who provide the eyecare services. Parents and guardians interested in seeking assistance through the Sight for Students program must work through VSP's established network of community partners. VSP does not issue gift certificates directly to the public. Eligibility: There are five basic qualifications a child must meet in order to receive a Sight for Students gift certificate: family income is no more than 200 percent of federal poverty level (see website for chart); child is not enrolled in Medicaid or other vision insurance; child is 18 years old or younger and has not graduated from high school; child or parent is a U.S. citizen or legal immigrant with a social security number; and child has not used the Sight for Students program during the past 12 months.
Search the Michigan Grants Available List (MiGAL) for federal, state, private, and other funding grant resources that relate to education and/or youth.
Information on up-to-the-minute grant programs, funding sources, and technologyfunding.
Philanthropy News Digest-K-12 Funding Opportunities
K-12 funding opportunities for teachers, learning technology, and more.
Assists K-12 educators with the grant application process.
Stories in the Land Teaching Fellowships
Deadline: variesAmount: $1,000The Orion Society funds projects initiated by educators working with K-12 students toenhance land stewardship through field trips, educational resources, and other specialprojects.
Teachers of Mathematics
The Mathematics Education Trust (MET) of the National Council of Teachers ofMathematics (NCTM) funds special projects that enhance the teaching and learning ofmathematics.
Toshiba America Foundation
Deadlines: K-6 projects - October 1Gr. 7-12 projects – less than $5,000 anytime; more than $5,000 due Feb.1 & Aug.1. Supports projects that encourage hands-on teaching of science and mathematics. Formore information, call 212.588.0820 or email: email@example.com
Toyota Tapestry Grants
Amount: up to 50 grants of $10,000 each, and 20 mini-grants of $2,500 each. Deadline: January Funds projects initiated by K-12 teachers in three areas:· Environmental Science Education· Physical Science Applications· Literacy and Science EducationMichigan) forests and wildlife. c/o Dr. Michael Allkins, President, Bay de Noc Community College, Escanaba, MI Tel: (906) 786-5802, ext. 1133
U.S. Department of Education Funding Initiatives
Among a wealth of other information, this site provides comprehensive information onapplying for grants and listings of current funding opportunities.