ICTM Electronic News

Volume 3 Issue 10 – October 2021

ICTM PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Project Based Learning: Making Mathematics Come Alive

Jean Lee & Enrique Galindo


Date: 7-8 PM (ET) Thu 28 Oct

Zoom Link: https://butleru.zoom.us/j/92208549172

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

Dig into the Five Productive Mindsets and Practices explained by NCTM!


#INspirEDmath Newsletter: https://www.smore.com/gu9xj-inspiredmath

NCTM webinar: https://www.nctm.org/online-learning/Webinars/Details/562

NCTM REGIONAL CONFERENCE IN INDY!

Dates: Mar. 16-18

Registration (opens week of Oct. 30): https://www.nctm.org/regionals/

STREET DATA

Here is a resource to consider from your ICTM Equity and Social Justice Committee:


Street Data, written by Shane Safir and Jamila Dugan, offers an actionable framework for a school or district’s equity journey. They note that education can be transformed if we eradicate our fixation on big data like standardized test scores as the supreme measure of equity and learning. The book offers innovative tools to apply immediately.


Link: https://us.corwin.com/en-us/nam/street-data/book271852

TODOS WEBINAR

Seven Practices to Math Your Math Class More Equitable

In this presentation, participants will learn to use strategies of an equity pedagogy framework for engaging all students.


Date: 7 PM Wed Oct. 27

Registration: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_7UMKW9v1RfG1vmSr0Zod-Q

STUDENT EXPLORATIONS IN MATHEMATICS

Check out these student explorations (and many more):
  • Unlocking Primes
  • 7 Billion …and Growing
  • Demystifying Division
  • Stuck in Traffic
  • The Algebra of Patterns
  • It’s a Hit! The Mathematics of Baseball
  • Black and White and Math All Over
  • Out of the Park! Exploring the Mean in Sports
  • Constructing Pythagoras
  • Demystifying Multiplication
  • Build It and They Will Come: Experiences in 3-D
Link: https://www.nctm.org/sem/

TECHPOINT FOUNDATION FOR YOUTH

TPF4Y State Robotics Initiative has awarded over 1,000 Robot Start-Up Grants to Indiana elementary, middle, and high schools. As a result, Indiana has more VEX IQ robotics teams than any other state in the country!


TPF4Y's Robot Start-Up Grant covers the cost of all the resources needed to launch a VEX robotics team AND provides professional development for teachers, helping them earn workforce-related PGP points towards their teacher license!


Visit the Robot Map or the Full List of Indiana Schools to find out which grant your school is eligible for! Learn more and apply for a Robot Start-Up Grant.


Link: https://www.techpointyouth.org/robots

NEW PARENT RESOURCES

The Parent Organization Network announces a new report, Teacher-Family Partnerships Empower Math Students. The report reflects the work of national organizations, leaders, researchers, and practitioners with expertise in family engagement and/or mathematics. This and other reports, are in both English and Spanish.


Link: https://www.parentnetwork-la.org/pon-publications-1

NATIONAL COUNCIL OF SUPERVISORS OF MATHEMATICS

Virtual Leadership Seminars: Bold Mathematics Leaders

Dates: Nov. 3, Feb. 2, Mar. 2


Bold mathematics leadership and coaching is recognized as one of the most powerful ways to build teacher capacity and increase student learning outcomes.


Registration: https://www.mathedleadership.org/pl/leadership-seminars-2021-2022/

SSMA ANNUAL CONVENTION

October 28-30, VIRTUAL

School Science and Mathematics Association is the oldest organization in the U.S. for mathematics and science educators, founded in 1901.


Information/Registration: https://ssma.memberclicks.net/upcoming-convention

MATHEMATICS LEARNING 2021 AND BEYOND

This document provides leaders and teachers with clear guidance as they create an environment for safe and supportive mathematics teaching and learning and promote a school structure that eliminates rather than solidifies challenges for all students. Developed by a coalition of nationally recognized organizations in mathematics education, NCTM, NCSM, and ASSM, this important resource highlights actions in three core areas: Grade-level Content, Equitable Effective Teaching Practices, Advocacy.


Download PDF: https://www.nctm.org/uploadedFiles/Research_and_Advocacy/collections/Continuing_the_Journey/NCTM_NCSM_Continuing_the_Journey_Report-Fnl2.pdf

NCTM MEETINGS & CONFERENCES

Virtual Conference

Nov. 17-20, 2021

Registration: https://www.nctm.org/fallvirtual2021/#Rates


Regional Conferences

Feb. 2-4, 2022, New Orleans LA

Mar. 16-18, 2022, Indianapolis IN (Hosted by ICTM!)

Nov. 30 - Dec. 2, 2022, Baltimore MD


Annual Meeting

Sep. 28 - Oct. 1, 2022, Los Angeles CA

New and Improved!

Check out the new look of our website (and feel free to suggest improvements).


Site: https://ictm.wildapricot.org/


ICTM State Mathematics Contest

The 2022 contest is tentatively set for Saturday, April 23, 2022 at 9:30 AM local time. More details to follow, including host site locations.


2021-2022 ICTM Board

President: Michael Roach

Past President: Jean Lee

Secretary: Christine Taylor

Treasurer: Jennifer Jensen

Gina Yoder, Leigh Britt, Angela Snyder, 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, Evan Rebar, Weverton Ataide Pinheiro, Jackie Fischvogt, MacKenzie Cox, Liz Brown, Mark Creager, Andrew Gatza