ICTM Newsletter for July 2023

We have ICTM & NCTM conference info, PD, grants for first year teachers, and more, so read on!

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Friday, Oct 13 - Saturday, Oct 14

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First Year Teacher Grant for PK-12 Teachers of Mathematics.

ICTM's Marilyn Zweng Memorial Fund Committee has a First Year Teacher grant ($300 or $500) for teachers new to the teaching profession and teaching any level of math in Iowa. Please forward this info to new hires and administrators in your district. Applications are due August 15.

Iowa Math PD this Summer 

  1. Summer 2023 Mathematics Standards July 17 (Cedar Rapids), 18 (Huxley), or 19 (Sioux City). Understand the current structure and shifts in the mathematics standards, implications for student achievement, and the best way to be prepared for the revised standards. Intended audience: administrators and mathematics leaders such as specialists and coaches. More information.

  2. ICTM's Professional Learning Series on Basic Fact Fluency starts July 31 with a webinar, "Building Fact Fluency through Mathematical Storytelling", featuring Graham Fletcher who will share the most recent research and recommendations for fact fluency instruction. Addition and Subtraction: 8:30 - 10:00 am; Multiplication and Division 9:45 - 11:15 am. Sign up today! 

    1. The Iowa Department of Education's Mathematics Leadership/Coaching Training is 9am - 3pm, August 4During this training, attendees will be able to understand the current structure and shifts in the mathematics standards, implications for student achievement and the best way to be prepared for the revised standards. Intended audience: administrators and mathematics leaders such as specialists and coaches. Questions? Contact april.pforts@iowa.gov. Sign up here.

    2. ICTM's 2023-2024 Professional Learning Series on Access & Equity starts August 16 with "What is Equity?" by Dr. India WhiteGet a head start on the school year to learn about her work in supporting teachers' understanding of equity and grit in the mathematics classroom. Sponsored by Big Ideas Learning. Sign up here.

    NCTM Events, Professional Development, and Resources

    1. Secure Your Summer Reading: Plan out your summer reading with NCTM's list of featured titles, spanning various topics and grade-bands, including PK–2, 3–5, 6–8, and 9–12. NCTM Members save up to 30 percent on all books! Plus, check out their clearance items and save up to 45 percent off.

    2. NCTM Classroom Conversation (30 minute webinar highlighting NCTM resources): July 13: Problems Involving the Number 100 for the (Almost) One Hundred Days of Summer will explore several problems from One Hundred Problems Involving the Number 100 that cover various topics and grade bands. View previous conversations.

    3. Free Statistics Workshop: Join us virtually, July 24–25, for a free, online professional learning statistics workshop, designed for middle and high school math and science teachers. Space is limited, so sign up today!

    4. Virtual Workshop for Math Coaches and Leaders: The authors of the newest NCTM book, Proactive Mathematics Coaching: Bridging Content, Context, and Practice, will be hosting an online workshop on July 25 focused on the Proactive Coaching Framework (PCF). Register today!

    5. Registration for the NCTM 2023 Annual Meeting & Exposition is now open! Join NCTM this fall in Washington, D.C., October 25 - 28 and get inspired by industry experts, learn from likeminded individuals, network with peers, and more. Check out the Keynote Speakers, and add to your professional development with the Preconference Workshops.

    6. Plan to attend the 2024 Regional Conference & Exposition in Seattle, February 7 - 9, 2024. View the conference strands.

      Experiences for High School Students

      1. RISE with WiSE is a residential summer experience (July 18-21 or July 25-28) that provides opportunities for fearless innovation and exploration where young women feel empowered to explore endless possibilities within STEM fields and majors at Iowa State University.

      2. Modeling the Future Scenario Workshop - November 8, the Modeling the Future Scenario Workshop is an in-person, on-campus experience for high school students to learn about actuarial science, the Modeling the Future Challenge process, and to get started on a qualifying scenario for the competition. More information.

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