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:

  • Formative Assessment
  • Meeting the needs of accelerated/ advanced students
  • Meeting the needs of struggling students
  • Integrating technology/ robotics/ computer science
  • Coaches / consultants
  • Other

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
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.

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Register for the 68th Annual - MCTM Institute and Conference at TCAPS - West Senior High School.

The Institutes will begin on Tuesday, July 25, 2017 with the two day Conference following on Wednesday and Thursday, July 26-27, 2017.  We are looking forward to this exciting event and hope that you will come join us this summer.  

Conference Information and Registration

Online registration is now open.  MCTM is honored to host Margaret Heritage and Jason Zimba as our two Keynote Speakers at the 2017 Conference.

Pricing for the 2017 Conference is listed below:

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1 Day
1 Day
2 Day
Members $115.00 $110.00 $160.00
Retired Member $65.00 $65.00 $95.00
Student Member $45.00 $45.00 $65.00
Non-Member $165.00 $160.00 $210.00

Late fee after July 12 - $25.00









Institute Sessions

The arrangements for the 2017 MCTM Institute is currently being finalized!   MCTM is proud to announce the Institute speakers are:  Margaret Heritage, Jason Zimba, Kristen Bieda, Joe Krajcik and Kate Fanelli. 

MCTM Speaker Proposals - proposal window is now open

The 2017 MCTM Conference Committee is seeking proposals for sessions at the conference in July.   Anyone interested in submitting a proposal should read the Call for Speaker Proposal notice.

Conference Sessions

The sessions descriptions for the sessions will be available in April 2017.

Exhibitor Information

MCTM is currently accepting Exhibitor Applications the 2017 MCTM Conference.   If you have any questions about either the Exhibitor Form, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., Conference Chair or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., Exhibitor Chair.

Lodging and Attractions

MCTM has negotiating rates for accommodations with several hotels in Traverse City.    A list of these hotels and several low cost options has being compiled and can be found here.

For more information, please contact the MCTM Office at 734-477-0421.



Save the date for the 2016 DACTM-MDSTA Conference

Saturday, November 5, 2016

7:30 AM - 3:30 PM


Cousino High School
30333 Hoover Rd
Warren, MI 48093

Attend sessions and workshops, earn SCECHs (pending), visit our vendors, and network with colleagues! 


1:  Two rooms designated for "un-conference sessions" - participant driven topics determined the day of the event

2:  A free administrator only conference-within-a-conference

Participant registration begins in August, 2016

Visit the DACTM website for more details.

Questions?  Email Conference Chair Christine Kincaid Dewey at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.



PLTW_MIMathematics is part of the nationwide STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) movement.  One initiative is Project Lead the Way.  Michigan has its own PLTW website.  Be sure to visit here for information on this curriculum which incorporates hands-on learning, research, and more.

MathScienceCenterLogoThe Michigan Mathematics and Science Center Network lists a variety of the major mathematics projects around Michigan.  If you've been hearing about Algebra for All or EMATHS (for example), and wanted more information, be sure to visit this site.


NRC Science and Engineering Practices

Looking for the National Research Council's Science and Engineering Practices?  These are found on page 42 of the book, A Framework for K-12 Science Education:  Practices, Crosscutting Concepts, and Core Ideas (2012) by the Board on Science Education (BOSE).  The book can be found at the National Academies Press.

The 8 practices have considerable overlap with the CCSS-M, and are as follows:

  1. Asking questions (for science) and defining problems (for engineering)
  2. Developing and using models
  3. Planning and carrying out investigations
  4. Analyzing and interpreting data
  5. Using mathematics and computational thinking
  6. Constructing explanations (for science) and designing solutions (for engineering)
  7. Engaging in argument from evidence
  8. Obtaining, evaluating, and communicating information


Resources Available from Achieve

You may be familiar with Achieve, the educational organization created by a number of U.S. Governors to promote high standards and a higher-quality high school diploma.  Achieve has a number of projects in the works.  Two that pertain particularly to mathematics education are below.

American Diploma Project (ADP)

The American Diploma Project Network has 35 states working together to ensure that every high school graduate is prepared for college and careers.

MathWorks Advocacy Toolkit

The MathWork advocacy toolkit is available FREE to those looking for resources to promote the case that all students, regardless of their post-secondary plans, need rigorous mathematics courses throughout their high school years.  The toolkit includes fact sheets, electronic presentations, and other resources for a variety of audiences.


Next Generation Science Standards

Now that the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) for English Language Arts and Mathematics are in place, attention is turning to Science. With content from the four core areas blending more and more, it's helpful to know what's happening in the other content areas as well.  Follow the development of the Next Generation Science Standards by visiting the websites below:

Next Generation Science Standards - the main website for NGSS information.

News from Achieve about the NGSS.

National Science Teachers Association news on the NGSS.

National Academies Press:  A Framework for K-12 Science Education: Practices, Crosscutting Concepts, and Core Ideas (2012)

Michigan Department of Education - Science Curriculum and Information