ICTM Electronic News

Volume 3 Issue 5 – May 2021


In 2020, 1.5 billion students in 188 countries were locked out of their schools. Students have been faced with schools that are open one day and closed the next, causing massive disruption to their learning. The OECD has been monitoring the situation and collecting data on how each system is responding to the crisis.

Click here for the preliminary findings.


IMLA Cohort 4 applications are now open for enrollment for the 2021-22 school year. IMLA is a unique opportunity for K-12 school teams to work alongside Indiana math leaders to shift away from traditional mathematics instruction to implementing transformational learning experiences in the classroom. This yearlong program is designed to build a strong network of empowered leaders committed to equity and excellence for all K-12 students.

Website: https://ciesc.org/cadres/imla/

Cost: $65/person for 6 days of professional learning.

Application deadline: May 28, 2021


ICTM will award up to three $1,000 scholarships to college or university students in Indiana working towards a teaching certificate in a field that includes the teaching of mathematics in elementary, middle, or high school. Individuals who have taught professionally are not eligible for these scholarships.

Get Details and Apply: https://ictm.wildapricot.org/grants


This month's newsletter discusses five foundations for successful student feedback: Goal-oriented, Results-oriented, Action-oriented, Growth-oriented, and User-friendly.

Link: #INspirEDmath

IDOE July Workshop

Productive Math Struggle

9 AM - 3 PM Tue Jul. 13 or Thu Jul. 15

Virtual or In-person

For any K-12 educator, administrator, or instructional coach, discover how to implement and support student productive struggle in the math classroom. This workshop will provide participants with key points from the Productive Math Struggle book, highlight action activities with demonstrations, and support intentional planning time.

Registration: http://form.jotform.com/210274445857965


Date: 9 AM - 4 PM (CST) July 7th-8th

Site: University of Southern Indiana

Indiana high school QR teachers will receive $240 for attending both days of the conference. Hotel rooms will be provided for teachers who live beyond a 60-mile radius of Evansville. Funding for this event is provided through a grant from the Indiana Commission for Higher Education.

Information/Application: https://www.usi.edu/science/mathematics/qr-conference/

Deadline: June 7, 2021

Contact: Dr. Rick Hudson (812-465-1241 or rhudson@usi.edu)


Elementary Workshop

9 AM - 4 PM Mon Jun. 14 - Fri Jun. 18

Secondary Workshop

9 AM - 4 PM Mon Jun. 21 - Fri Jun. 25

This workshop will be offered using a combination of synchronous sessions via Zoom and asynchronous activities. Sign up and stay tuned for further details. Licensed Indiana teachers are able to participate in this free workshop.

Information: https://www.smore.com/yukes

Application (open starting 4/19): https://stemteachindiana.org/application/


Virtual Annual Meeting

Apr. 21 - May 1

Offered over two weeks to fit your busy schedule, the NCTM 2021 Virtual Annual Meeting will deliver everything you expect and more from an NCTM event. Registration also includes full access to all sessions for 60 days after the event! Strands include:

  • Systemic Change;
  • Agency, Identity, and Access;
  • Professionalism and Advocacy;
  • Mathematics Teaching and Learning.

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

Make your case for attending: Justification Toolkit

Annual Meeting

Sep. 22-25, Atlanta GA

The 2021 NCTM Annual Meeting & Exposition features the theme Empowering the Voice of Teachers: From Critical Conversations to Intentional Actions.

Regional Conferences

Oct. 27-29, 2021, Phoenix AZ

Feb. 2-4, 2022, New Orleans LA

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

2020-2021 ICTM Board

President: Michael Roach

Past President: Jean Lee

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, Evan Rebar, Weverton Ataide Pinheiro, Jackie Fischvogt, Emily Bruning