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Textbook Adoption Research Wanted
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Lynne Menechella replied to Lynne Menechella's discussion Textbook Adoption Research Wanted
"Thank you for your efforts and suggestions, Shannon and Kim.  As a search committee we have already discussed how textbooks are rapidly changing in response to the CCSS-M at this point as well as the fact that a "perfect"…"
Oct 5, 2012
Kim Lightle replied to Lynne Menechella's discussion Textbook Adoption Research Wanted
"Something in Shannon's comment made me think of the "What Works Clearinghouse" - it is funded by the US Dept. of Education and they have funded quite a bit of research on existing curriculum materials. I did a search on math and quite…"
Oct 5, 2012
Shannon Berry replied to Lynne Menechella's discussion Textbook Adoption Research Wanted
"If you are a state that has adopted the Common Core State Standards, the textbooks publishers are racing to get a book out for the schools that are aligned with them. I do not know of any research regarding textbook adoption and grade…"
Oct 5, 2012
Lynne Menechella replied to Lynne Menechella's discussion Textbook Adoption Research Wanted
"Thanks, Kim ~~ that would be wonderful :) Am finding it hard to believe that there's nothing out there..."
Sep 19, 2012
Kim Lightle replied to Lynne Menechella's discussion Textbook Adoption Research Wanted
"Lynn - I'll add your question to the MSP2 newsletter that will go out today. Hopefully, you'll get some responses. Kim"
Sep 19, 2012
Lynne Menechella posted a discussion

Textbook Adoption Research Wanted

Does anyone know of any research regarding math textbook adoption and grade configurations?  In particular, I am looking for information on K-6 adoptions vs. K-5/6-8 adoptions.  I have scoured the web without finding anything :(See More
Sep 11, 2012
Lynne Menechella replied to Leah's discussion fictional literature in math
"I like the Sir Circumference books by Cindy Neuschwander"
Jul 27, 2009
Lynne Menechella commented on Lynne Menechella's blog post Hello!!
"Thanks for the welcome, Karolee!! I did some reading this past year as part of my personal professional development plan into how the brain learns mathematics and perused some trade books about how to use brain-compatible teaching methods in the…"
Jun 24, 2009
Karolee Smiley commented on Lynne Menechella's blog post Hello!!
"Hi Lynne Welcome to MSP2. So, have you read much about brain compatible teaching? I recently read some interesting books and articles about brain development and its relationship to technology and our society. There is quite a bit of research going…"
Jun 23, 2009
Mary Henton commented on Lynne Menechella's blog post Hello!!
"I did a quick scan of NMSA resources on differentiation and found 4 freebies that might be helpful or spark discussion: "Differentiating Instruction: Why Bother?" - a rationale for DI written by CarolAnn Tomlinson in Middle Ground. -…"
Jun 22, 2009
Sandra Bureau commented on Lynne Menechella's blog post Hello!!
"Hi Lynne, welcome aboard. I teach middle schools sciences even further upstate from you, in the Adirondacks. I too am very interested in brain-based learning and differentiation. Been going to a lot of these workshops over the past couple of years…"
Jun 21, 2009
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Hello!!

What a great resource this is!! My name is Lynne Menechella and I teach at Horseheads Middle School in upstate NY. I begin my day with either 5th or 6th graders doing math enrichment and the rest of my day is spent with 7th graders doing math remediation ~~ both ends of the support spectrum (o: I am very interested in differentiation and brain-compatible teaching ideas. I am looking forward to networking and sharing ideas with all of you....

Posted on June 19, 2009 at 7:25am — 4 Comments

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At 3:45pm on August 13, 2009, Kim Lightle said…
Hi Lynne - Hope your summer is going well! I wanted to update you on our free webinars and hope you can join us for one of them soon.

We've had three Tech Talks so far - one on Interactive Notebooks, Moodle, and Digital Storytelling. You can get to the recordings of those by clicking on the Web Archive link.

You can see all our upcoming events by clicking on the Events tab. The next TechTalk topic is Using Wikis. We've got lots more topics to cover in the next few months - technology, pedagogy, content knowledge, all sorts of fun stuff!

I also wanted to point out that a new group has started that you might be interested in - Literacy in the Content Areas.

Any ideas on additional topics or feedback you have would be greatly appreciated! Kim
At 7:16am on June 26, 2009, Sandra Bureau said…
If you have a chance to participate in one of his workshops, do! He is very down-to-earth. Full of practical, insightful strategies for differentiation from his own classroom experience. We belong to the New England League of Middle Schools since I find they are much more active in providing excellent professional development than NYS Middle Schools Association. New England has had Rick regularly for the last couple of years for different workshops and their conference.
At 6:07am on June 25, 2009, Sandra Bureau said…
Read Tomlinson and all of Rick's work and been to a couple of his workshops. Just love him. I've been doing some differentiation hit and miss over the past couple of years, incorporating bits and pieces. My goal for next year is to develop a unit for each of my classes.
At 5:43pm on June 22, 2009, Kim Lightle said…
Hi Lynne - I have a question for you. We've been wondering how different 5th grade teachers and from 8th grade teachers in terms of their use of technology (among other things). Since you teach across the gamut - are their differences and if there are, is it possibly correlated with how the teacher is licensed - elementary vs secondary? We are trying to figure out the needs of the community and wondered if we should differentiate between maybe 5-6 and 7-8. Thanks for your help! Kim
At 12:25pm on June 22, 2009, Mary Henton said…
Welcome, Lynne. Thanks for sharing a little bit about your teaching situation. This is helpful. It's also great to know what kinds of things you're looking for and what ways you can contribute to the community! Your 25 years of experience is a wealth that I'm hoping other MSP2 memebers will be able to tap into!
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At 5:56pm on June 18, 2009, Kim Lightle said…
Hi Lynee - So glad you joined the MSP2 network. We're just getting started so any ideas or feedback you have would be greatly appreciated! We've got lots of resources for middle school math teachers - look at the left side of the Main page - Math Publications, Diigo lists, and one of our project blogs where we highlight lots of exemplary online math (and science) resources - Resources for Middle School Math and Science.

Are there any specific topics or issues you would like to see addressed? Welcome! Kim

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