Want to attend the MCTM Annual Conference and Institute this year in Traverse City to hear Dan Meyer, Cathy Williams, and many others but finances are an issue? With cutbacks in school/district professional development monies, many more teachers are paying for PD opportunities from their own funds. The MCTM Scholarship Committee is excited to offer a new opportunity to MCTM members: $500 Teacher Conference Scholarships for the MCTM Annual Institute and Conference!
Any teacher who is an MCTM member is eligible to apply for the scholarship (except for current MCTM Board Members). Scholarship applications and guidelines can be found below. Applications are due on May 20, 2016, with recipients notified by June 10, 2016. Up to five $500 scholarships will be awarded.
The application is made up of an information form as well as a brief, typed proposal (two pages maximum), a letter of support that describes your role in mathematics education (preferably from your current administrator), and confirmation that you are a current member. Details are available at the link above.
The Michigan Council of Teachers of Mathematics, in its role as a statewide advocate for high-quality PreK-to-20 mathematics education, shares with the public the following position papers on major topics in mathematics education. These positions have been endorsed by vote of the MCTM Executive Board. Questions regarding the positions below may be directed to the MCTM President.
May, 2016 - "SAT and Geometry Joint Statement"
September, 2001 -- "Fourth Year of High School Mathematics For College-Intending Students"
MCTM Online Book Club
The 14th MCTM online book club is right around the corner!
This spring/ summer, we’ll be studying “What’s Math Got To Do With it?” (revised 2015) by Jo Boaler. It is available through amazon.com There is no cost to join the book club, other than the cost of the book.
The study will begin the week of May 15 and will conclude the week prior to the annual conference as Cathy Williams (co-founder with Jo Boaler of youcubed.org) is leading pre-conference institutes as well as providing a keynote session. We’ll be reading and reflecting on one chapter each week.
I hope that many of you will join and learn more about transforming mathematics learning and inspiring success!