Presidential Awards for Mathematics and Science--Nominations Open

Nominations are now open for grades 7-12 teachers for the prestigious Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST)--until April 1, 2015. Encourage your colleagues to apply! To learn more and to apply, click here.
Contacts: Gail Hall, Middle-High School Science Assessment Coordinator, 802-479-1284 or gail.hall@state.vt.us;
Lara White, Secondary Mathematics Program Coordinator, 802-479-1364 or lara.white@state.vt.us

Common Core State Standards

Mathematics

Mathematics education in Vermont is currently centered on the Common Core State Standards (CCSS). The CCSS for Mathematics contain both content and practice standards for students, which define what students should understand and be able to do. The Progressions Project, by the writers of the CCSS, provides a roadmap as to how expectations for students develop within a domain in the standards. These Standards do not dictate curriculum or teaching methods, and are not intended to be new names for old ways of doing business. They are a call to take the next step.



Current Initiatives:

Common Core Standards Implementation Plan and Information Awareness

This document provides an informational presentation that communicates initial understanding of the Common Core and outlines first steps and considerations in implementing the Common Core in Vermont. In addition to the presentation, this document also includes a transition timeline, and an implementation plan that has been used to orient the Common Core Policy Group, the Common Core Implementation Committee, and the Vermont Professional Development Network (VPDN) leaders to their roles in the implementation plan.

Questions?

Tracy Watterson, Elementary Mathematics Assessment/Coordinator, at tracy.watterson@state.vt.us or (802) 479-1353

Lara White, Secondary Mathematics Program Coordinator, at lara.white@state.vt.us or (802) 479-1364

Page Last Updated on November 3, 2014