NJDOE has formed a math task force to review the two drafts of the NJ math standards.

The December draft written by the writing team and the February draft written by NJDOE personnel.

There will be three meetings over the next two months on March 25, April 14, and April 20th.

This blog will hold the members accountable for their rhetoric at the meetings.

The members of the task force can be found below.

1. Willa Spicer

2. Amy Flax

3. Carol deRuyter

4. Cindy Cittadino

5. Darren Mischel

6. Deb Ives

7. Eric Milou

8. Gwen Seneschal

9. Heather Henderson

10. Helen M. Roberts

11. Jane Hannon

12. Jay Doolan

13. John K. Bechtold

14. Kathleen Serafino

15. Kimberly Mueller

16. Lisa Solmose

17. Marian Palumbo

18. Patti Hulsen

19. Phil Daro

20. Robert A. O'Donnell

21. Roberta Schorr

22. Sandra Alberti

23. Shirley Cooper

24. Tim Giordano

25. Timothy Brennan

26. Tom Corcoran

27. Robert Riehs

I look forward to following this conversation. Thank you very much for keeping the lines of communication open. It makes it easier to share with fellow educators.

ReplyDeleteSure thing Christy.

ReplyDeleteYou have an awesome blog BTW.

Maybe your 5th graders want to join my math games contest, see

http://sites.google.com/site/drmilouonlinemathgames/

Thanks for reading my blog, Dr. M. I haven't made much progress in the last few weeks, but I keep plugging along. Thank you for the invite to join the math games contest. Is there a deadline for entry? I'll speak with the fifth grade classes tomorrow! Looks like a lot of fun.

ReplyDeleteWhat are the requirements to teach math in a middle school in NJ? i.e. How many math credits are necessary; and what kinds/levels of math classes are required? Can you get licensed for K-8 without majoring in math, and teach math?

ReplyDeleteYou need 15 credits in math, a 3 credit course in Adolescent Psych, and passage of the middle school math praxis to teach math in grades 6-8. You do not have to major in math to teach grades 6-8.

ReplyDeleteis it possible to be certified to teach math without 15 credits? I hear that teachers with N-8 certificates need EITHER 15 credits or a passing middle school math praxis. Is that true? I though you needed both no matter what other certs you have. What is the difference between highly qualified and certified to teach something? I am so confused.

ReplyDeleteYour question is complicated.

ReplyDelete(1) If you are currently an elementary school certified teacher, then to teach middle school math, you need to get highly qualified by passing the middle school math Praxis.

(2) If you are not a current elementary school certified teacher, then you need 15 credits in math AND passing the Praxis AND 3 credits in adol. psych. to teach middle school math.

Email me at milou@rowan.edu if you have more questions.