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OCTOBER 20, 2012 - MATH SUMMIT #5
Hawai‘i P-20 sponsored its fifth mathematics alignment at the East-West Center in Honolulu, Representatives from all ten University of Hawai‘i campuses, Chaminade University, and the Hawai‘i Department of Education (HIDOE) gathered together to discuss faculty expectations, learn more about the Common Core State Standards for mathematics and a related course outline project at UH Hilo, and discuss course placement alternatives.
At the summit, Monique Chyba, Professor of Mathematics at UH Manoa, led an interactive discussion of what students should know and be able to do to succeed in introductory math courses. Dewey Gottlieb, Educational Specialist in Mathematics with HIDOE, detailed how the new standards will impact K-12 mathematics content, practices, and assessments. Roberto Pelayo, Assistant Professor of Mathematics at UH Hilo, and and Diane Barrett, Associate Professor of Education at UH Hilo, shared how they created new course outlines for Algebra I, Geometry, and Algebra II and responded to faculty questions about how the CCSS will be implemented in K-12 mathematics. Karen Lee, Executive Director of Hawai‘i P-20 and Jean Osumi, Senior Associate for Academic Policy and Evaluation for Hawai‘i P-20, introduced the changes to end-of-course exams and the possibility of using multiple standardized exam results to determine college math placement. Linda Johnsrud, Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs/Provost at the UH System, closed the session noting plans for future math summits, and supporting the establishment of working groups to further address several of the issues discussed throughout the day.
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SEPTEMBER 21, 2012
Aligning Our Efforts: The Common Core State Standards, Smarter Balanced Assessments, and the Role of Higher Education
Hawai‘i P-20 and the University of Hawai‘i sponsored an event on September 21 at the Ala Moana Hotel to strengthen alignment between K-12 and higher education to better prepare students for success in college and careers. Over 140 representatives from all ten campuses in the University of Hawai‘i System as well as Hawai‘i Pacific University, Chaminade University, and Brigham Young University came together to discuss the collaborative work the state is doing to improve alignment between K-12 and higher education around the Common Core State Standards.
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APRIL 2012 - HIGHER ED AND K-12 COLLABORATE ON COMMON CORE STATE STANDARDS
Susan Pimentel, a principal author of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS), was the featured speaker at a Writing Summit hosted by Hawai‘i P-20 Partnerships for Education in collaboration with the Hawai‘i DOE Office of Curriculum, Instruction and Student Support (OCISS). Designed to strengthen and deepen alignment between K-12 and higher education based around CCSS, this event, held on April 20, was the first in a series of summits hosted by GEAR UP Hawai‘i. University of Hawai‘i English faculty and K-12 educators gathered together to gain a clearer understanding of the CCSS, learn about regional alignment projects, and create a vision for future cross-sector alignment endeavors. Of the approximately 80 attendees, one-fourth hailed from the University of Hawai‘i System and the remaining three-quarters represented the K-12 sector. Among the participating institutions were:
Higher Ed: UH Hilo, UH Manoa, UH Maui College, Hawai‘i Community College, Kapiolani Community College, Leeward Community College, and Windward Community College,
K-12: Aliamanu Middle, Campbell High, Castle High, Farrington High, Honokaa High, Kahuku High, Kaiser High, Kalaheo High, Kapa‘a High, Kau High, Ke Ana La'ahana PCS, Keaau High, Kealakehe High, Kekaulike Hihg, Lahainaluna High, Lanai High, Leilehua High, Maui High, Mililani High, Molokai High, Niu Valley Middle, Radford High, Waimea High, and Waipahu High.
Ms. Pimentel presented a highly informative overview of the standards and shared ways in which they could help prepare students for successful college writing. She has spearheaded standards-based education reform initiatives throughout the country for nearly thirty years. Ms. Pimentel has worked at the district and state levels with hundreds of teachers in each of the core academic disciplines to develop and implement standards, build standards-based curricula, and fashion assessments to support teaching and learning.
During the summit, several educators from across the state shared their experiences working on K-12 and higher education alignment projects. Participants were encouraged to join together with their regional colleagues to discuss areas where future alignment partnerships could be created or better supported. These ideas were collected by Hawai‘i P-20 staff, and will be used to help inform planning for future summits, as well as provide a basis for potential grant funding requests.
Please see the agenda for additional information on this event, or contact April Goodwin, Core to College Alignment Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org.