We are so excited to learn and grow with you this year in Round Rock ISD’s inaugural Math Rocks cohort! We have two goals we will be exploring and striving toward this year:
- Relationships – We want you to explore and foster your relationships with math, your students, and fellow educators.
- Curiosity – We want you to have the opportunity to be genuinely curious in your teaching of math and to foster your students’ curiosity toward math.
One of the ways we’ll be working toward both of these goals is by “plugging in” to the Math Twitter Blogosphere, a network of math educators from around the world. The Math Twitter Blogosphere (MTBoS, for short) is an informal network of math teachers who have found community together on the internet through Twitter and blogs. Over time, this diverse group has grown in number and in scope of activities. They’ve built resources, curricula, websites, and even co-authored a book. They run online workshop sessions, problem-solving groups, and weekly meetings via Twitter and webinar. Their online connections have even spilled over into “real life” with a yearly conference called Twitter Math Camp.
This year you’ll have the chance to explore this online community to see how you can use it as a resource to build relationships and spark curiosity. No matter how unfamiliar you may be with social media, we’re here to guide you. There’s something for everyone in the MTBoS, and we look forward to exploring it with you!
To give credit where credit is due, we’re basing this work on the MTBoS’s own website dedicated to guiding educators on a tour of the community.