Catch Up with the VLC

  • January 18, 2018

    EM4 Opinion Survey!

    The Everyday Mathematics writers are looking for feedback from teachers on the fourth edition. To take our brief opinion survey, please click here.

    The survey should take about 15-25 minutes to complete. Although we cannot compensate everyone who takes the survey, all those who complete the survey (and provide their contact information) will be entered in a drawing for a $100 gift card. We will randomly select two people who complete the survey for gift cards.

    It will be helpful to have your Teacher's Lesson Guide handy as you complete the survey.

  • January 11, 2018

    VLC Research Opportunity Still Open!

    We are getting closer to our goal, but we still need participants for our VLC research study! If you are willing to watch four video clips, provide comments on the clips, answer a short survey, and earn $50 for participating, please register here.

  • December 13, 2017

    Participate in Research: Watch VLC Video Clips and Provide Comments

    The VLC team has partnered with researchers from the University of Illinois to improve your experience on the VLC. Your input as a VLC member is invaluable and will inform how the VLC can be improved to support teacher learning from video and from other teachers.

    If you are willing to watch clips, provide comments on these clips in response to prompts, answer a short background survey, and earn $50 for participating, please register here.

    After registering, you will be taken to a page where you will participate in the study. After completion of the study, you will be taken to a page where you can enter in the information needed to compensate you for your participation.

    Our partners are Michelle Perry, Ph.D. (University of Illinois, Department of Educational Psychology) and Joseph Robinson Cimpian, Ph.D. (NYU) and the research project is called Understanding and Improving Learning from Online Mathematics Classroom Videos. This study is funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF).

  • November 9, 2017

    CryptoClub Leader Training Opportunity

    The CryptoClub Project is offering a Two-Part Leader Training Workshop for middle-grade teachers and afterschool educators at the University of Chicago.

    Part 1: December 8, 2017 - 5:00 - 8:00 and December 9, 8:00 – 4:00

    Part 2: February 24, 2018 - 8:00 – 4:00

    Participants will be introduced to the CryptoClub curriculum, which teaches cryptography and mathematics to middle-grade students in afterschool and enrichment settings. CryptoClub uses games, treasure hunts, and other informal activities to engage students in exploring these important STEM topics.

    More information about the program can be found on the CryptoClub Project website. A three-minute video shows the program in action.

    Registration fees are $100 for the CryptoClub Leader-Training Workshop, including leader materials and meals during the workshop hours. Note: The cost to implement the CryptoClub curriculum typically includes $12 per student book.

    Workshop registration is now open.

    Please pass this information on to other interested educators. For questions, email Janet Beissinger,

  • September 29, 2017

    New Learning Gallery on Differentiation

    A new gallery, Differentiation, has been posted. A differentiated classroom is a rich learning experience that provides students with multiple avenues for acquiring content, making sense of ideas, developing skills. Differentiated instruction requires planning and there are many resources available in Everyday Mathematics 4 to help teachers with the task of differentiating. This gallery provides examples of some of those resources. Included are examples of differentiating through teaching strategies, suggestions for classroom management to maximize differentiating, and other support resources.

    We hope you enjoy this learning gallery and the other galleries of resources we provide.

  • January 20, 2017

    Earn Points on the VLC!

    The VLC is best when teachers participate--by uploading resources, answering each other's questions on the Groups page, commenting on videos and other resources, and recommending each other's posts.

    To encourage these kinds of participation, we've started giving points for participating in the VLC. You can see your total points on MyPage.

    If you earn a lot of points over time, you will earn a bronze, silver, or gold badge! And if you earn the most points in a given month, you will be honored on the Home page as the User of the Month.

    We hope you enjoy this new addition to the VLC!

  • July 21, 2016

    EM4 Classroom Resource Package Module

    We are excited to announce a new online professional development resource for teachers using Everyday Mathematics 4. The Everyday Mathematics 4 Classroom Resource Package (CRP) learning module is now available free of charge. This module acquaints you with the contents of the CRP, your instructional tools for using Everyday Mathematics. This module serves as a great resource for new staff members and veteran teachers who would like a refresher on the EM4 features. It also serves as a great ongoing resource for teachers to refer to throughout the school year. All participants receive a certificate of completion once the module is completed.

    Check out the new resource here.

  • May 5, 2016

    Planning Videos for All EM4 Units!

    The Everyday Mathematics authors have completed planning webinars for every grade and every unit of the fourth edition. These webinars were recorded and are archived here.

    We encourage you to watch these videos as you get ready for each new unit of EM4!

  • January 5, 2016

    New Learning Gallery on Goal Setting!

    A new gallery, Developing School Goals and Plans for Mathematics, has been posted. This gallery contains resources that will help mathematics leaders—be they teachers, administrators, coaches, or others—create and implement high-quality goals for mathematics instruction and learning.

    We hope you enjoy this learning gallery and the other galleries of resources we provide.

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