ECU MATE Teachers In the News

From Sunday’s Daily Reflector:
On August 25, 2013 in Sunday’s Daily Reflector newspaper, two of our MATE graduates have been honored. The first, Ms. Lynnly Martin, an ECU MAED & ECU MATE instructor, is to be congratulated for being a Pitt County School Teacher of Year finalist! Lynnly teaches mathematics at Hope Middle School. Also, congratulations to Ms. Anita Koen, an ECU MATE Clinical Teacher, for being another Pitt County School Teacher of Year finalist! Anita teaches mathematics at South Central High School.

MSITE is starting Launch into Mathematics Teaching.

Calling all first year elementary teachers!
With grant support from the Z Smith Reynolds Foundation, MSITE is starting Launch into Mathematics Teaching. LAUNCH is a two-year program for first year elementary teachers focused on teaching mathematics. The program includes professional development and ongoing mentoring. We will work with participants to:
• Dig into the Common Core State Standards for the grade level they are teaching
• Become familiar with texts, pacing guides, and assessments used by their district
• Learn strategies for fostering student reasoning and problem-solving
• Develop an organizational system to keep track of student formative assessment data and use it for instruction
• Collect grade level specific activities, ideas for daily mathematics routines, and beginning-of-the-year activities to build a community of mathematics learners
• Create and organize classroom materials
Space is limited, but we have a few openings left. Email questions to Dr. Katie Schwartz at Apply now!

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