ICTM Newsletter for June 2022


Don't forget to submit your proposal and register for our Annual Conference!

2022 Annual Conference: Keynote & Featured Speakers

ICTM is hosting our annual conference on Saturday, October 15, 2022, at DMACC, Ankeny Campus.

The theme of the conference is "Building Connections...Math + More" featuring Peter Liljedahl, author of "Building Thinking Classrooms in Mathematics, as keynote speaker. 

For the first time our ICTM conference will have a Featured Speakers Series!  We are excited to welcome the following to Iowa!

  • Doug Clements is our PK-2nd Grade Featured Speaker. Doug is known for his work in Early Learning Trajectories in math and is excited to return to Iowa. 
  • Dionne Animata is the 3rd-8th Grade Featured Speaker. Dionne is the founder of Math Trust. Her work in supporting schools and teachers to look at math instruction with an equity lens is inspiring. She was the Lead Writer for the IM K-5 curriculum and also works with Unbound Ed. 
  • Kaneka Turner will be the Coaching and Leadership Featured Speaker. Kaneka is the founder of ReImage. She worked with Mike Flynn at Mt Holyoke College and has an extensive background as a classroom teacher, math coach and elementary math specialist, serving in one of the nation's largest urban districts. Kaneka's coaching efforts were recognized for state gains in student achievement. 

2022 Annual Conference: Call for Proposals 

We are still accepting speaker proposals! By submitting a proposal to present at the conference, you join a network of math educators dedicated to sharing knowledge and experiences to better math education for all students in Iowa. Please consider being part of this network and presenting at the conference by filling out this Request for Proposals form

Registration is now open! Visit our conference page for details.

Questions? Email us at ICTMProgramCh@gmail.com.

News & Events 

  1. The last Government Update for the 2022 session by Ji Yeong I and Maryann Huey is now available. Read about Iowa’s education-related legislation priorities and movement in 2022.

  2. Our online book study on Peter Liljedahl's "Building Thinking Classrooms in Mathematics" will be held this fall in conjunction with our 2022 Conference. One credit of licensure renewal will be offered. 

  3. Teaching K-8?  Check out Math Milestones' grade-level grids from Achieve the Core. The grids "reflect the concepts, fluencies, applications, and practices of mathematics at each grade level as defined by the Standards. Across the grades, the tasks follow the progressions in each domain, surfacing key themes like the number line, properties of operations, and functional thinking. Used formatively, the tasks can reveal and promote student thinking."

Grants & Scholarships
  1. We have grants to support attendance at NCTM and ICTM conferences, extra-curricular student activities, graduate studies, and curriculum design.  Most application deadlines are June 30, so apply now!

  2. ICTM will award up to 30 Marilyn Zweng First Year Teacher Grants to support new teachers as they begin their career teaching mathematics (part or full time). Applications are due August 15, so spread the word!

  3. We have a new grant! ICTM will award annually up to 20 Marilyn Zweng Professional Development Grants of at most $250 each to support ICTM members in improving their instructional practice in mathematics teaching by engaging in a one-time professional development opportunity. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis, so apply now!


        1. Looking for some great PD? Attend the  2022 NCTM Annual Meeting & Exposition in Los Angeles, CA (Sept 28-Oct 1), or the 2022 NCTM Regional Conference in Baltimore, MD (Nov 30-Dec 2)! 

        2. There's growing evidence that all students - and especially students of color - benefit from a more diverse teacher workforce. For advice on starting a "grow your own" teacher preparation program in your district and other ideas for strengthening teacher pipelines for the long run, read TNTP's new guide, Addressing Teacher Shortages: Practical Ideas for the Pandemic and Beyond

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