Call for nominations for 2019-21 Math Content Advisory Panel
The Oregon Department of Education (ODE) is seeking educators to participate on a content advisory panel that would support the work of reviewing and revising our adopted academic content standards in mathematics. The Oregon State Board of Education has the responsibility to “continually review and revise all adopted academic content standards necessary for students to successfully transition to the next phase of their education” (ORS 329.045(2)). For mathematics, the next set of K-12 math standards is scheduled to be presented to the State Board of Education during the 2020-21 school year.
To support the work of reviewing state math standards, ODE will be seeking to form two advisory panels that will guide the work. One advisory panel will focus on the review of K-8 math standards and the second advisory panel will focus on the review the high school math standards. Both panels would begin in the spring of 2019 and continue through the 2020-21 school year. The work of the panels would include:
• The K-8 Panel will be focused on the review and enhancement of our current academic standards which would include alignment to early childhood education. Pre-K educators and post-secondary faculty with expertise in early childhood mathematics are encourage to apply.
• The High School Panel will be focused on clarifying expectations within high school pathways that connect K-8 to post-secondary expectations. This would include drafting standards that attend to core content expectations within the Common Core (2010), NCTM Essential Concepts (2018), and the Oregon summative assessment. Any K-12 educators or post-secondary faculty interested in this work are encouraged to apply.
Online and In-person Advisory Panels
Interested participants will have two ways to engage with this work which would include an online panel and an in-person panel. Members of the online panel would not be required to travel to meetings, but would be able to participate through webinars and digital documents.
For the in-person panels, two groups of approximately 25 educators will be selected from the nomination pool to attend in-person meetings to support the work of reviewing our standards. The actual size of this group will be determined by budget restrictions to support travel. Nominations submitted by Monday, March 4th, 2019 will be considered for the in-person panel, and further instructions will be sent to those selected by mid-March.
Nominations submitted after 3/4/19, or those not selected for the in-person panel, still could participate in online opportunities to support this work.
There are at least three ways you can help support the nomination process for the 2019-21 math content panel.
(1) Complete the Nomination Form If you know of educators that would be good for this work, then you can complete the NOMINATION FORM (LINK) where you can submit up to five educators at a time for this work. Nominees will be contacted by ODE staff with information about the panel and how to apply if they are interested.
(2) Complete the Application Form If you are interested in participating in the panel, then you can complete the APPLICATION FORM (LINK) where you can provide some information about your interest and expertise as well as contact information for this work. Applications submitted by 3/4/19 will be considered for the in-person panel.
(3) Share this information with others in your network! Would love to have as large of a panel as possible that spans Early Childhood to Post-Secondary.
For additional information or questions, please contact Mark Freed, ODE Math Education Specialist at email@example.com or 503-947-5610.