ICTM Newsletter for November 2023

Get Ready to Vote!

Keep an eye on your email - on Monday, November 13 we will send all members an email with directions on how to vote in the elections for our Executive Board. We have a fabulous slate of candidates. Read the candidate biographies.

Elementary Candidates

    • Skylar Bjork
    • Amanda Freiberg
    • Megan Hafer
    • Nate Pardun

Middle Grades Candidates

      • Tamara Bane
      • Marty Beck
      • Joel Franzen
      • Emily Logan
     Secondary Candidates
      • Austin Hudson
      • Joey Kramer
      • Catherine Leipold
      • Cassandra Mahoney

    (Check your spam or junk folders if you don't see your personalized invitation to vote.)

      Apply for an ICTM Grant

      ICTM has three grants to help support your professional development:

      • ICTM Teaching & Learning Grant ($750)
      • ICTM Conference Grant ($400)
      • NCTM Conference Grant ($800)

      Read about the application requirements for each and apply!

      Professional Development Opportunities

      Join Vanessa Vakharia, CEO & Founder of The Math Guru, in ICTM's Professional Learning Series on Math Identity. The next webinar will be November 20: "Become a Life-changing Math Teacher: The 5 Most Valuable Things You Can Teach Your Students!"

      Math can be soul crushing. Believing you can't do math leads to a lack of confidence, hopelessness & many tears! This session will turn you into a life-changing math teacher that inspires students to see themselves as capable of ANYTHING - even math! Register today

      NCTM Events, Professional Development, and Resources

      1. What math should be taught now that ChatGPT will solve equations? Check out Kevin Dykma's, NCTM President, latest article on Math & Artificial Intelligence

      2. Mark your calendar an plan to attend the 2024 Regional Conference & Exposition in Seattle, February 7 - 9, 2024. View the conference strands.

        Using Coaching to Strengthen Mathematics Instruction!

        The Iowa Affiliate of the National Council of Supervisors of Mathematics (IA-NCSM) is a great way for all Iowa math teacher leaders, instructional coaches, district specialists or administrators to connect with other job-alikes and discuss best practices in mathematics at the state and national level.

        Join IA-NCSM on November 15 from 4:15-5:00 PM for the first of six discussions "Using Mathematics Coaching to Strengthen Mathematics Instruction." A calendar invite with Zoom link will be sent to those who have signed up

        Future virtual discussions will be on December 13, January 17, February 21, March 20 and April 17. These will not be recorded but the slide-decks will be made available.

        Still need a book? Email iowacsm@gmail.com  and we will ship one to you, while supplies last.

        Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST)


        Nominations are now open for the 2023-2024 cycle. Nominate an outstanding mathematics K-6 teacher before January 8, 2024. Self-nominations are accepted.  Applications must be completed by February 6, 2024. Check out previous Iowa awardees. State finalists will be honored at the Iowa Council Teachers of Mathematics Conference with complimentary registration. State awardees receive $10,000 and a trip to Washington D.C.

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        Do you have ideas for future emails, professional development activities, or website and social media posts? We'd love to hear from you; contact us at one of our email addresses.

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