ICTM Electronic News

Volume 2 Issue 9 – September 2020


Professional Development Tuesday (Sep. 29)

Teaching Mathematics During a Pandemic: Technological Tools for Streamlining Instruction

Time: 7-8 PM

Moderator: Christine Taylor

Presenters: Kara Benson, Ryan Flessner, Madison Schaffer, and Christine Taylor

Members of the ICTM Board will share a variety of technological tools that will increase your effectiveness as a teacher of mathematics. Whether you’re teaching online, face-to-face, or in a hybrid setting, these tools will provide opportunities for you to build your confidence with technology. There will be time for attendees to exchange their expertise; so feel free to bring your own ideas as well!

Zoom Meeting: https://butleru.zoom.us/j/94302416281

Meeting ID: 943 0241 6281

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Professional Development Thursday (Oct. 29)

Strategies to Engage Students and Families in Learning Mathematics

Time: 7-8 PM

Presenter: Don Balka

Teachers of all students, particularly underrepresented students, need to be well versed in a variety of instructional strategies that teach concepts and skills at appropriate grade levels, are suitable to overcome any language barriers, relate to the Indiana Process Standards for Mathematics, and lend themselves to family participation. The webinar will focus on five activities for Grades 1 - 5 involving number sense and operations, geometric shapes, and algebraic reasoning.

Zoom Meeting: https://butleru.zoom.us/j/96192045774

Meeting ID: 961 9204 5774

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This month the IDOE math team encourages teams of teachers to critically examine what is in their circles of control and influence versus their circle of concern in an effort to strengthen resiliency and agency. Check out the #INspirEDmath September newsletter to read more, explore resources, and find ways to engage and grow as educators.

Link: https://www.smore.com/xk60y


  • The TI-84 Plus CE Chromebook App extends the use of TI’s trusted, familiar handheld calculator to help teachers teach and students learn and understand math.

  • The app emulates the TI-84 Plus CE graphing calculator on a Chromebook and is designed to assist students learning remotely.

  • The app is available for download through July 15, 2021 to support schools in need at no charge.

On the distance learning web page (http://education.ti.com/distancelearning ), there is a form for teachers (or students who own their own Chromebook) to request the Chrome app for their schools or device. Once submitted, the form will be sent to the Ohio Education Technology Consultant, Michelle Grooms (mgrooms@ti.com) who can help facilitate the request.


Join NCTM’s celebration with live 60-minute webinars presented by selected speakers from the NCTM Annual Meeting program that was to take place in Chicago.

Time: 7 p.m. on selected days from April 1 – October 21

Speakers, Topics, Registration: www.nctm.org/100/

A variety of speakers and topics are geared to meet all grade bands and interests. Webinar recordings available at www.nctm.org/100/ up to the St. Louis Annual Meeting.

Not a member? Go to www.nctm.org/trial-membership for a trial membership!


Jon us for a VIRTUAL Spring 2021 Conference for K-12 mathematics and science teachers. Stay tuned for the platform we will use and the cost of registration. Now accepting speaker proposals; deadline is October 30, 2020. The Conference Team is closely looking at the CDC and State of Indiana guidelines to decide on the safest way to offer this conference.

Link: https://ictm.wildapricot.org/2021-Conference/

Dates/Times: 9 AM - 1:30 PM Sat, 1-5 PM Sun, 5-8 PM Mon, 5-8 PM Tue

2021 TODOS CONFERENCE (Jun. 28-30)

The Conference will be held at the Scottsdale Plaza Resort (7200 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale, AZ 85253)

Link: https://www.todos-math.org/conference

Previous Webinars of the Casio/TODOS Equity in Education Series!

Black, Indigenous, and Latinx Parents as Intellectual Resources

Rehumanizing Schools: Rights of the Learner


As NCTM kicks off its next 100 years, the St. Louis Annual Meeting & Exposition will bring together members of the math education community from around the globe.

Link: https://www.nctm.org/stlouis2021

NCTM ANNUAL MEETING (Sep. 22-25, 2021)

The 2021 NCTM Annual Meeting & Exposition is scheduled for September 22-25, 2021 in Atlanta, GA with the theme Empowering the Voice of Teachers: From Critical Conversations to Intentional Actions. The Call for Proposals is open with the deadline October 1, 2020.


Contest @ area sites: 9:30-11:30 a.m. Saturday, April 17, 2021

Awards Ceremony @ Statehouse (tentative): 1 p.m. Friday, June 4, 2021

Link: https://ictm.wildapricot.org/mathcontest

2019-2020 ICTM Board

President: Jean Lee

President Elect: Michael Roach

Secretary: Christine Taylor

Treasurer: Jennifer Jensen

Gina Yoder, Leigh Britt, Angela Miller, Doris Mohr, Diane Rodriguez, Scott Staley, Kyle Kline, Carla Milliman, Wendy Wells, Madison Schaffer, Bryan Passwater, Julie Evans, Don Balka, Bonnie Beach, Sheridan Rayl, Kara Benson, Ben Dillon, Ryan Flessner, Enrique Galindo, Jas'Minique Potter