CMCFN Affiliate Report 9/23/17
The Far North Affiliate will have our annual conference on Saturday, Oct. 14, 2017.
Website cmcfn.com has registration ready to go, and splash page updated. Now we are using our lists of “year leading up to,” Week before,” and “day of” files to keep on track. This is the transition year from Beth B. as president to Gwen Neu pres-elect. Gwen will be pres. in 2018. We need to find a Pres-elect for her.
Prep Meeting 9/9/17
**Most items have been copied to agenda** (see pasted below)
Things to do:
Our timeline is maturing and the basis of how we approach our annual conference:
CMCFN Conference Time-Line Updated 8/05/17
● Action plan
● Pay grants
● Attend CMCN affiliates workshop (Beth,Cathy and MaryAnn)-update CMCFN
● Committee members each have liaison schools and districts to get admin/LCAP to promote attendance to staffs
● Meet with HSU (Dale Oliver)/HCOE to coordinate conference
● Set a date for conference Oct 14, 2017
● Set Facility-Sequoia
● Begin researching keynotes/Cathy Humphries/Andrew Stadel/Chris Shore https://mathprojects.com/about/
● Email past speakers
● Keep webpage current ~ Cathy (photos)
● Mission Statement on Webpage at the top
● Begin working on speakers
● Speaker proposal form on website
● Keep webpage current ~ Cathy
● Create/Maintain email list for math teachers-Beth
● Lisa- Call school secretaries to send survey to teachers at the school.
● Find the HCOE Math coordinator to support us with county communication. Ryan and Rosie)
● Beth/ECS & Sup. DelNorte Mary Ann/Northern Hum Gwen/Charters Cathy Sinnen FUHSD
● Ken Pinkerton - Advertising and getting students involved
● Executive Sect-(Gretchen)get members of CMCN in our Counties Humboldt/DelNorte
● Continue working on speakers
● Keep webpage current ~ (useful links to CCSS)
● Get “save the date” info out to teachers-email with survey: “what do you and your math colleagues need?”
● Submit conference description to HCOE/DelNorte/Trinity professional development catalog
● Connect with RCPLI & ECS Arts Integration team to serve their attendees.
● Ali is the BAGEL CZAR
● Submit conference description to Communicator to:
● Beth request HCOE facility
● Post registration form to website
● Continue working on speakers- especially K-2!
● CMCFN meeting to finalize all conference committees
● DelNorte: presenters/partner with CMCFN to bring keynoter
● Beth get scholarship info from County Offices and HSU
● Revise Grant application focus/google form
● Continue work on matrix-recruit presenters
● Website-get e-registration up and running
● Work on program draft
● Continue to work on speakers
● Email committee members to get updates on progress/set meeting date
● CMCFN meeting to get update from all committees (first week of school) at Fiesta Grill
● Email registration forms to CMCFN list
● ORDER FOLDERS
● Draft of conference program online
● Email draft matrix and updates to Cathy to set up session evaluations
● Folders find coolio paper puzzles to copy and put into folders Lisa and MaryAnn
● Send registration forms to school sites via HCOE. ( HCOE)
Include forms, posters, cover letter to principals (Include 2 for 1 price)
● Press releases (conference description) to Del Norte COE, Mendocino COE, Trinity. Follow up call to these COEs. Local radio stations and newspapers Lisa Klar/Beth do TV
● Packets (see Folders)
● Revise mini-grants-focused on teacher collaboration/peer coaching-update application on website
● Facility/McMiddle (long story!)
CMCFN sponsors the Humboldt Math Festival with an annual grant.
We will be raffling 2 $550 scholarships to Asilomar at the conf. This year two working teachers will come with the team to the CMCN conf. Last year we did not limit who could enter and a college Junior won, attended and then decided not to become a teacher. Lesson learned.
CMCFN Affiliate report for CMCN Feb 4-Report written by Beth Baker, CMCFN President. This report can be viewed online at CMCFN.com, under the Current News tab.
Attending member: MaryAnn Sheridan
Upcoming conference Oct 17, 2016
CMCFN Affiliate report for CMCN May 30, 2015
Attending members: Elizabeth Rivera, Gwen Neu
Upcoming conference Oct 10, 2015
· Keynote: Jo Boaler-$5,000 + expenses. Beth is putting together a coalition of local agencies to cover the fee.
· Co-sponsor with HSU Dept of Ed/HISI grant/DNCOE/HCOE...
· Timelines set
· Breakout matrix mostly set
· Website updated
· Facilities set up
· Attendance is supported by partnerships with local university students and HISI grant participants.
Past meetings: Apr 16th Reported out to group about affiliate training from 2/16 and planned next steps for
· Past trainings :
Asilomar: Beth has submitted a speaker proposal for student team work, hasn’t heard back yet
· Gwen is going to take over the NCTM book booth for Mary Ann for the 2015 season.
· Larger team than last year from Humboldt is planning to attend.
CMCFN report for CMC & membership - 2/6/15 Affiliate Training with Tim Kanold & 2/7/15, General Meeting of CMC/Asilomar reflection 2014 and planning 2015 and posted on blog at http://www.cmcfn.com Beth Baker, Pres. CMCFN; also attending, MaryAnn Sheridan.
2/6/15 Affiliate Training with Tim Kanold CMC-North Leadership Conference- Strategic Planning for Becoming a Coherent Great Organization and Mathematics Education Leader
Affiliates were grouped by table and teams went through a one-day training process to re-vitalize and organize their groups. As well as CMC Far North, MESC, Sonoma County, Mt Lassen, Redding/Chico, San Fransisco, CMC and Fairfield sent teams. The day was spent in developing the beginning framework of a strategic plan and included advice on how to write both a Mission Statement and a Vision Statement (and the difference between them).
In the morning, we did ground work on how to get strong volunteers, how to brand our affiliate, the 5 characteristics of greatness, and being mindful about input vs output. Our organization is not a business, so although we do have an input of $$, our output is not profits, but the completion of our mission, ie, to deliver high quality math PD to local educators. As the day progressed, we took several good steps toward strengthening our affiliate. Our Mission statement in draft form is: “ CMCFN provides professional learning opportunities to local math educators.“ and will be posted on the top of our website splash page soon. Our Vision Statement incorporates the letters CMCFN and the (very) rough draft is included in the photo below.
In the afternoon, we planned and looked at our existing pool of potential volunteers and resources for our next math conference and checked our plans against our mission statement. We will re-define our grant offerings to bring them into line with our mission. Specifically, we will shift from funding classroom supplies to funding teacher collaboration/observation opportunities.
General CMCFN report: 2/7/15
Awarded 2 grants
Kept website updated/online registration & evals
Working on getting keynoter for 10/10/15 conference
Working with local STEM grant participants & local universities for $ and attendees.
Calendaring meetings for March (in Fortuna), September (Arcata) and November (Arcata).
One of our goals in attending was to look for possible keynoters for our next conference and we identified several who we will approach in the next few weeks: Since our conference is attended by 50 STEM teachers, we are keeping in mind that a STEM-compatible keynote might be appropriate.
Possible candidates for the CMCFN 2015 conference are:
Jo Boaler http://joboaler.com
Andrew Stadel http://www.estimation180.com/lessons.html
Robert Kaplinsky http://robertkaplinsky.com
Paul Giganti http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/1441975.How_Many_Snails_
Phil Daro http://serpmedia.org/daro-talks/
Overall, the CMCFN members who traveled the 385 miles south to the CMCN conference found it well worth the time, expense and effort. We plan to attend again next year and hope to bring a few more members with us as well.
Beth Baker, President, CMCFN
Teacher, Zane Middle School
National Board Certified
Contributing Author, CPM Connections 1,2,3
Minutes: Beth and MaryAnn attended the California Mathematics Council-Northern Section Board Meeting-February 7, 2015 at the Hilton Sonoma Wine Country, Santa Rosa. 9:00 a.m.-3:00
CMCN is the agency that organizes and puts on the Asilomar Math Conference each December in Monterey. http://cmc-math.org/conferences/cmc-north/
Introductions: Officers of the CMCN board introduced themselves, as did all attendees from No. CA CMC affiliates.
Opening Activity: Rebecca “ A candy jar contains 5 Jolly Ranchers and 13 jawbreakers. If there was a candy jar with the same proportion of candies and there were 100 JRs, how many JBs would you have? Explain in a variety of ways.” A detailed conversation about how to get students to fully develop the concept of proportional relationships and how to represent them, and to predict what common errors might need to be planned for.
This activity segued into a new book, Principals to Action, Ensuring Mathematics Success for All from NCTM
The book offers guidance to all math ed stakeholders. The intent of looking at this book today as a call to action-do more in class and spread the word about best practices.
Report from State Board: Rita- reports are available on CMCN’s website. Boards are especially motivated to keep membership growing.
Other Asilomar Business/reflections April
Affiliate Report outs: see link at http://cmc-math.org/cmc-organization/cmc-north/#northaffiliates to get details on the NorCAL math affiliates.
12:00 p.m. Lunch
Asilomar 2014 debrief: Board Chairs reported out:
Vendors: all but 2 showed up, hall was full and busy. Need a hat/t-shirt vendor. (Chris)
Registration: There are a lot of volunteers to check in, and it sometimes gets a little confusing. (Rita)
Program: Keynoters and sessions were great Saturday. 175 sessions 1539 attendees 12 and 23 rooms at the MS and Asilomar. Next year there will be sessions for a make-it-take-it and for pre service teachers. STEM & math modeling are also needed.
Ignite sessions are ongoing for the next year before the President’s party Sat. night.
Working on on-line evals, and social media. Committee was a group of 6 to help.
Only 3 presenters cancelled. Very smooth overall. (Ana)
Conference and Speaker Evals: low number of online conf. entries. Send blast to remind with the link. QR codes got 300+ for the speakers. Attendees would like a direct link to presenters materials.
NCTM Book Table: 46% increase in sales- books were linked to program, and books were carefully chosen by best sellers in the national catalogue.
Membership: 1500 is about 1/3 elem 1/3 middle and 1/3 high
2015 CMC-N Board meeting dates
Grants: very few people apply up to $500 is easy for teachers to get.
Next Meeting: May 30, 2015
3:00 p.m. Adjourn