Standards and Instructional Support Team

The Standards and Instructional Supports Team Mission - The Standards and Instructional Support team cultivates equity, nurtures diversity, and advocates for inclusion through interconnected systems that ensure every learner participates in well-rounded educational excellence. 

The Standards and Instructional Supports Team Vision - All educational stakeholders are empowered to create equitable, inclusive, student-centered learning.


What's Happening in Math Education?

  • The Build Math Minds Virtual Summit - July 31 - Aug 2 The Build Math Minds Virtual Summit! For PreK-5th Grade Educators This online event is FREERegister HERE to hold your spotThe Build Math Minds Virtual Summit is an ...
    Posted Jul 19, 2017, 8:33 AM by Mark Freed
  • NWMC 2017 October 12th – 14th   Important Information: Be inspired by nationally recognized speakers in mathematics education. Since this conference is only in Portland, Oregon every three years, make sure you don’t miss it!  SAVE ...
    Posted Jun 19, 2017, 11:26 AM by Mark Freed
  • Upcoming Webinar: Jo Boaler - Better brain connections = better learning         You're Invited! Free Stanford Webinar Register Now Strong Brain Connections = Better Learning     In this webinar, Jo Boaler, Professor of Mathematics Education at Stanford University, will share the latest neuroscience ...
    Posted May 22, 2017, 7:51 AM by Mark Freed
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What's Happening in Math Assessment?

  • Professional Development Opportunity: Smarter Balanced Hand Scoring ODE is seeking educators interested in participating in the scoring of Smarter Balanced test items for the ELA and mathematics summative assessments. The initial training for this project will occur ...
    Posted Mar 15, 2017, 8:01 AM by Mark Freed
  • Professional Development Opportunity: Smarter Balanced Item Writing ODE is seeking educators interested in participating as item writers for Smarter Balanced ELA and mathematics summative assessments. Successful applicants would be signed on as temporary employees of ODE and ...
    Posted Mar 15, 2017, 7:55 AM by Mark Freed
  • Smarter Balanced Educator Recruitment Information for Educator Activities Dear Educator, The Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium, with support from the Oregon Department of Education, seeks educators who meet the qualifications outlined below to participate in in-person content development ...
    Posted Feb 8, 2017, 5:01 PM by Mark Freed
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What's Happening in Applied Math & STEM?

  • Webinar on strategies to increase CTE and STEM access for underrepresented students Upcoming Webinar: Strategies to Increase Access and Success for Underrepresented Students in CTE and STEM Programs June 15, 2017 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. PT  Join REL ...
    Posted May 30, 2017, 10:56 AM by Mark Freed
  • Major STEM Opp (G5-16) Sept 2016 - Student Experiments on Int’l Space Station Student Spaceflight Experiments Program -- Mission 12 to the International Space Station http://ssep.ncesse.org/2017/03/new-flight-opportunity-for-school-districts-announcing-student-spaceflight-experiments-program-ssep-mission ...
    Posted May 22, 2017, 7:58 AM by Mark Freed
  • 2017 STEM Week starts next week! STEM Week Oregon May 1-7, 2017STEM Week Oregon is a statewide movement to raise awareness, celebrate and engage in activities involving science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).  Register ...
    Posted Apr 26, 2017, 8:37 AM by Mark Freed
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Mark Freed's Blog

  • New ODE website & Math Teacher Update The new ODE website is up now, and it is looking good.  A major aim of the new website was to reduce redundant pages, and remove outdated or broken links.   The website serves as the public facing window for the Department of Education, and hopefully the relevant information you are interested in will be only few clicks away. The Office of Teaching, Learning, and Assessment alone had hundreds pages to go through.  My hat is off to the hard working staff that made the transition possible in such a short time frame.   They were able to do this by prioritizing required information through either through state or federal laws.  For myself, this would include availability of the state content standards ...
    Posted Dec 22, 2016, 11:27 AM by Mark Freed
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Sue Wilson's Blog

  • Number Sense for the Future... From                              Marshall Memo 670A Weekly Round-up of Important Ideas and Research in K-12 EducationJanuary 23, 2017What 21st-Century Students Need to Know in Mathematics            In this Huffington Post article, Keith Devlin (Stanford University) says that when he graduated from a prestigious university in 1968 with a bachelor’s degree in mathematics, he had a set of skills that “guaranteed full employment, wherever I chose to go, for the then-foreseeable future – a state of affairs that had been in existence ever since modern mathematics began some three thousand years earlier.” But by the year 2000, he says, his computational ability was “essentially worthless, having been very effectively outsourced to machines that did it faster ...
    Posted Jan 24, 2017, 1:51 PM by Susan Wilson
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Promising Practices

  • January Promising Practice: State Math Networks In winter 2015, there were discussions about creating a community of teacher leaders and higher-educators in mathematics and mathematics education in Oregon.  Such a community would be modeled after ...
    Posted Jan 4, 2017, 9:33 AM by Mark Freed
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PD Opportunities

  • Coming up | 4 New edWebinars       Starring in an ISTE Poster Session Michelle Luhtala, Library Department Chair, New Canaan High School Shannon Holden, Assistant Principal, Republic Middle School Rachel Langenhorst, Tech Integrationist, Rock Valley Community School ...
    Posted Jun 19, 2017, 11:12 AM by Mark Freed
  • Strategies to increase underrepresented student participation in STEM and CTE: Free Webinar June 15! Strategies to Increase Access and Success for Underrepresented Students in CTE and STEM Date: Thursday, June 15, 2017 Time: 11 a.m.–12 p.m. Pacific Time Join REL Northwest ...
    Posted Jun 6, 2017, 8:42 AM by Mark Freed
  • Courses in Middle School Math For Teachers at Portland State University Are you interested in learning more about teaching middle school mathematics?Are you teaching elementary school and would like to learn more about what your students will learn next?Are ...
    Posted May 26, 2017, 4:40 PM by Mark Freed
  • Webinar: Starting the Equity Conversation    Free Webinar: Intro to Equity: Starting the Equity Conversation May 31, 2017 | 11am PST The word “equity” is everywhere these days– but what does it really mean? What if it ...
    Posted May 12, 2017, 8:12 AM by Mark Freed
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Additional Resources

  • Resources for Martin Luther King Jr. Day Click Here to find the a collection of lesson plans, curricula, and multimedia resources for teaching the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on Edutopia. 
    Posted Jan 11, 2017, 3:22 PM by Mark Freed
  • Plan Ahead: Lessons for Every Occasion   Celebrate with your students   Happy New Year! Make 2017 a year of celebrations and commemorations by integrating themed lessons into your curriculum each month. Black History Month, Presidents' Day, Women ...
    Posted Jan 9, 2017, 7:53 AM by Mark Freed
  • NCTM 2016 Innov8 presentation archive NCTM's inaugural Innov8 Conference occurred in November 2016 in St. Louis.Link to the presentation handouts can be found online at:https://s3.amazonaws.com/conference-handouts/2016-nctm ...
    Posted Dec 19, 2016, 9:06 AM by Mark Freed
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