Call for nominations for 2019-21 Math Content Advisory Panel

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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.

Note: Due to the number of nominations received for this work, the application deadline has been extended to Monday, March 11th. Applications will begin to be organized and reviewed on 3/4/19, and additional applications received by March 11th will be included for consideration for the 2019-21 content panel work. Selected applicants will be notified in mid-March with further information and/or questions to help in determination for the in-person panel work. Thank your for your interest and patience as we work through reviewing applications.

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 mark.freed@state.or.us or 503-947-5610.

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Q: I’m not able to travel to any in-person meetings. Can I still participate?

A: Yes, absolutely. The intent of forming the panel will be to give as many Oregon math educators the opportunity to engage in the review of our standards. There will be a need to gather a group of math educators together in-person to provide feedback and work on creating supporting documentation. There will also be a larger online panel that will be able to provide feedback through the use of webinars and digital documents. We will have funding limitations to support in-person meetings, but do not have the same limitations for a virtual panel through with the use of technology.

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Q: Do we know the dates of the in-person meetings?

A: We do not have exact dates at this time. I am currently proposing at least three in-person meetings for both the K-8 and High School panels, which would likely be in August 2019, February 2020, and August 2020. Additional meetings would be online and through the use of virtual documents. Those selected to participate in the in-person meetings would need official appointment letters from ODE, which would include exact dates for any in-person meetings. We will be reviewing applications after March 4th and reach out to selected panelists and finalize appointment letters by the end of that month.

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Q: I participated in a prior math content panel, would I still need to apply?

A: Yes. The work of prior content panels is considered complete, so this would be a new panel specifically for the work that needs to be done between 2019-2021 to support the review and any potential revisions to our state math academic standards.

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Q: I know educators that would be great for this work, but am not interested in applying myself. Would there be a way to just nominate others?

A: Yes, this was a great question that came in and decided to create a Nomination Form where you can simply nominate others to this work and I’ll reach out to them with more information. The original form is still up, but am just calling it an Application Form for those who are interested in apply for the panel. Feel free to self nominate as well where you can simply complete the application form.