UETCTM Fall 2021 Newsletter

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What is UETCTM?

The Upper East Tennessee Council of Teachers of Mathematics (https://www.etsu.edu/cas/math/activities/uetctm.php) is an organization for anyone involved in mathematics education from preschool through college in the greater Tri-Cities region. We meet multiple times throughout the school year and share ideas to support one another in teaching math. Come join us!

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UETCTM Fall 2021 Meeting

When: Tuesday, September 7, 2021

Where: John Sevier Middle School (Address: 1200 Wateree Street, Kingsport, TN 37660)


4:00-4:30: Mix & Mingle/Refreshments

4:30-4:45: Welcome & Announcements

4:45-6:00: Breakout Sessions

*Note: Breakout sessions could end earlier, but will not go past 6:00.

A certificate of attendance will be provided for professional development hours.

Breakout Session Descriptions

K-5: Vertically Aligning Math Manipulatives in K-5

Presenter: Dr. Jamie Price, ETSU

Description: We know that manipulatives are crucial to help students visualize the math concepts we teach to develop a conceptual understanding. Have you thought about how manipulatives could be used vertically across all grades K-5? In this session, we will explore ideas for using common manipulatives such as ten frames, unifix cubes, pattern blocks, and others across all of the elementary grades to support a deeper understanding of place value, operations, and fractions.

6-12: CER: Comprehensive Educational Resources

Presenter: Adrienne Rose, Greenville City Schools

Description: Comprehensive Educational Resources (CER) is an educational consortium that currently serves 24 school districts in Northeast Tennessee and across the state. CER is a collaboration between these 24 districts and the Niswonger Foundation that reaches approximately 118,000 students. In this session, participants will explore the new standards-based resources written and reviewed by 5 area teachers per grade level.

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Mark your calendars! Jennifer Bay-Williams is coming to Kingsport, TN!

UETCTM is excited to host a half-day workshop with Jennifer Bay-Williams titled Strategic Use of Games to Support Math Fact Fluency. The workshop will be held on Saturday, October 30, 2021 from 9:00 am - 12:00 pm at the Kingsport City Schools - Tennessee Room.

Jennifer Bay-Williams is a national leader in mathematics education. She has worked with teachers for over thirty years to support effective mathematics teaching. She is the current Associate Vice President for Nominations and Elections for the Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators (AMTE). In addition, she has served on the Board of Directors for the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM).

Jennifer Bay-Williams has authored numerous books, articles, and book chapters. Some of her work includes co-authoring the best-selling Elementary and Middle School Mathematics: Teaching Developmentally with John A. Van de Walle and Karen S. Karp. Most recently, Bay-Williams partnered with John San Giovanni to author Figuring Out Fluency in Mathematics Teaching and Learning , Grades K-8.

The workshop is limited to the first 100 participants and pre-registration is required. Registration begins at the September 7 UETCTM meeting. For more information on the workshop and how you can register, click on the file linked below.

All participants will receive a copy of her best-selling book, Math Fact Fluency: 60+ Games and Assessment Tools to Support Learning and Retention. We hope you can join us for this exciting opportunity to learn from one of the best!

Join UETCTM for the 2021-2022 school year!

We would love to have you join UETCTM as a member for the 2021-2022 school year! Membership dues are only $10. These dues allow us to continue to host events such as the Jennifer Bay-Williams workshop.

To become a member for the 2021-2022 school year, click on the file linked below and complete the application. You can send your dues payment to Julie Tester at the address at the top of the application or you can fill out an application and pay your dues in person at the September 7 meeting.

Note: If you were a member for the 2020-2021 school year, your membership has been extended to the 2021-2022 school year at no charge!

UETCTM 2021-2022 Officers

President: Pam Stidham (Kingsport City Schools) Email: pstidham@k12k.com

President-Elect: Tina Hill (Washington County Schools) Email: dbhsmathteacher@gmail.com

Secretary: Sunshine Light (Kingsport City Schools) Email: slight@k12k.com

Treasurer: Julie Tester (Kingsport City Schools) Email: jtester@k12k.com

Past-President: Jamie Price (ETSU) Email: pricejh@etsu.edu

NCTM Representative and Newsletter Editor: Ryan Nivens (ETSU) Email: nivens@etsu.edu

Webmaster: Daryl Stephens (ETSU) Email: stephen@etsu.edu

Upcoming UETCTM Meetings for 2021-2022

Be sure to mark your calendars for the following upcoming UETCTM events scheduled for the 2021-2022 school year. We would love to have you present at our winter and spring meetings! If you are interested in sharing your ideas, please reach out to any of the officers and we will make sure to add you to the agenda.

Fall Meeting: Monday, September 7, 2021 at John Sevier Middle School from 4:00-6:00 pm

Jennifer Bay-Williams Workshop: Saturday, October 30, 2021 at the Kingsport City Schools - Tennessee Room from 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Winter Virtual Meeting: Tuesday, January 18, 2022 from 4:00-5:30 pm

Spring Meeting: February 22, 2022 at Daniel Boone High School from 4:00-6:00 pm

Note: Elections for UETCTM officers will be held at the spring meeting. We are always looking for teachers who are willing to be leaders in the organization. Please consider getting involved and serving as a future officer. If you are interested in serving, please reach out to one of our current officers and we will make sure to add your name to the ballot.

Upcoming Area Conferences

2021 NCTM Annual Meeting & Exposition: The National Council of Teachers of Mathematics will host its annual meeting and exposition September 22-25, 2021 at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, GA. The title of this year's conference is Empowering the Voice of Teachers: From Critical Conversations to Intentional Actions. For more information on how to register and highlighted speakers at this event, please visit https://www.nctm.org/annual/.

2021 TMTA Annual Conference: The Tennessee Mathematics Teachers Association (TMTA) will host its annual conference October 22-23, 2021 at Memphis University School in Memphis, TN. For more information on becoming a speaker and registering for this event, please visit https://tmta.wildapricot.org/Conference.

Honoring Recent UETCTM Officers

This past year, we were saddened to learn of two UETCTM officers that passed away.

Jill Burgner passed away on May 27, 2021. Jill served as the secretary of UETCTM from 2019-2020 and was a teacher at South Central Elementary School in Washington County, TN. She participated in both the Eastman MathElites and SciencElites programs and was honored as Teacher of the Year. To honor Jill's service to the organization, books with a math emphasis were donated by UETCTM to the South Central Elementary School library. A link to Jill Burgner's obituary can be found here: https://www.johnsoncitypress.com/obituary/peggy-jill-story-burgner/article_7974f646-c180-11eb-a155-4f2dabc1d11e.html

Deanna Mauldin passed away on August 2, 2021. Deanna served as president of UETCTM from 1992-1993. Deanna taught math in Johnson City Schools for 22 years. Deanna taught in a variety of school settings including elementary and Science Hill High School, before retiring from Liberty Bell. She received the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics Teaching and the Tandy Scholar, Champion of the Classroom. Deanna was known for hosting hikes and lasagna dinners for calculus students. Deanna's husband, Guy Mauldin, also served as president of UETCTM from 1986-1987. A book with a math emphasis will be placed in the Liberty Bell school library by UETCTM in honor of Deanna's service. A link to Deanna Mauldin's obituary can be found here: https://www.tetrickfuneralhome.com/obituaries/Deanna-Mauldin/#!/Obituary.

Jill and Deanna will be missed, but their legacy and service to UETCTM and mathematics education will continue to be felt. We appreciate their dedication to teaching and serving other teachers in our area.