2017 Scholarship Information
MCTM Announces $3,000.00 Awards
The goal is to financially assist students currently enrolled in a teacher education program with a mathematics education major or minor if at the elementary level. Secondary education students must be pursuing a mathematics major. The award is to be used for tuition, books, labs, and fees necessary to fulfill requirements for a BA or BS degree with teacher certification.
Each applicant must be a Michigan resident and currently enrolled at a Michigan college or university in an elementary or secondary teacher education program with a mathematics specialty. Applicants must be a college/university junior or senior in good academic standing by June 1, 2017, with an overall GPA of 3.00 or higher. In addition, secondary education students must have successfully completed the college's/university's required calculus sequence, while elementary education students must have at least a mathematics minor. In determining eligibility, applicants enrolled in the final year of a five-year teacher preparation program will be considered a senior. The classification (junior or senior) for an applicant who has earned a degree in another area and has enrolled in a teacher education program will be determined by his/her June 1 status in the teacher education program. The applicant must also be a member of the Michigan Council of Teachers of Mathematics.
A check for $3,000.00 will be paid to the scholarship recipient(s) with their school as the second payee. The term of each scholarship is for one year and shall not be renewable.
Submit the completed Miriam Schaefer Scholarship Application materials in one envelope, postmarked no later than April 15, 2017 to:
MCTM Scholarship Committee
Michigan Council of Teachers of Mathematics
4767 Stadler Road
Monroe, MI 48162-9424
Want to attend the MCTM Annual Conference and Institute this year in Traverse City to hear Margaret Heritage, Jason Zimba, 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 for the second year to MCTM members: $500 Teacher Conference Scholarships to attend 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 April 24, 2017, with recipients notified by May 20, 2017. Up to six (6) $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.
Call for Speaker Proposals
68th MCTM Annual Conference
July 25-27, 2017
TCAPS - Central High School, Traverse City, Michigan
The Michigan Council of Teachers of Mathematics is looking for speakers to share their expertise with colleagues at the 2017 MCTM Annual Conference.
We are seeking proposals on a variety of topics of interest. We have several strands this year that we are especially interested in having quality sessions:
- STEM/ STEAM
- Formative Assessment
- Meeting the needs of accelerated/ advanced students
- Meeting the needs of struggling students
- Integrating technology/ robotics/ computer science
- Coaches / consultants
If you answer “yes” to any of the questions below, then you should submit a proposal to present at this year’s conference.
- Do you have strategies that help incorporate other academic disciplines into the mathematics curriculum?
- Do you have expertise on how to create and implement an integrated, multi-disciplined curriculum?
- Do you bring relevant, real world applications into the classroom?
- Do you incorporate technology into your classroom in a way that expands students understanding of mathematics?
- Do you have ways to leverage technology that helps improve both your students’ skills and your understanding of your students’ gaps?
Please consider sharing your knowledge and ideas with Michigan teachers this summer in Traverse City. The proposal deadline has been extended through March 25, 2017. The online speaker proposal is now available at http://www.mictm.org/cgi-bin/rws5.pl?FORM=speaker_form_2017.
Lead presenters receive a complimentary conference registration. This year, that will include keynote addresses by Margaret Heritage on Formative Assessment and Jason Zimba, a lead writer of the CCSSM. There will also be a wide variety of break-out sessions and vendor booths plus evenings at leisure in relaxing Traverse City, Michigan.
We look forward to hearing from you.