Call for Proposals: 2nd Annual
Making Mathematics Meaningful Through Collaboration Conference
October 3, 2016 at Washtenaw Community College
The Michigan Council for Exceptional Children (MCEC) and the Michigan Council of Teachers of Mathematics (MCTM) in conjunction with Michigan’s Integrated Mathematics Initiative (Mi)2 are excited to announce the second annual Making Mathematics Meaningful Through Collaboration Conference coming this fall.
Making Mathematics Meaningful Through Collaboration brings math educators, including general and special education teachers, interventionists, coaches, administrators, consultants and support staff, together for one day of learning and sharing together.
- What instructional strategies do you use to address the wide range of learners in one classroom?
- How do you meet the needs of students with disabilities in special and general education settings?
- How do you communicate the needs of students to other colleagues who share in the education of those students?
- What are your tips for successful co-teaching?
- How do you support collaboration through school structures?
The committee seeks proposals addressing these and related topics at the second joint conference from MCEC, MCTM, and (Mi)2.
2016 Scholarship Information
MCTM Announces $2500 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, 2014, 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 $2,500 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 May 16, 2016 to:
MCTM Scholarship Committee
Michigan Council of Teachers of Mathematics
4767 Stadler Road
Monroe, MI 48162-9424
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!