New Ohio Mathematics Website from ODE
The mathematics team in the Office of Curriculum and Assessment at the Ohio Department of Education invites you to visit their new website. Their intention is to provide continuous mathematics resources to educators across Ohio. Please share any resources you find with education professionals you know because we want this website to be a forum for collaboration, learning, and sharing information.
Ohio Mathematics & Science Coalition
OMSC is an advocacy group comprised of individuals from the education, business, and public sectors, working toward the common goal of revitalizing and improving science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education from preschool to beyond graduate school. OMSC's mission is to facilitate collaboration and align the efforts of all stakeholders working toward continuous, systemic, and sustainable improvement of STEM education for all of Ohio's students. To further this mission, the full Coalition meets three times annually.
Math Teachers' Circles in Ohio
Cincinnati Math Teachers' Circle
Join us at the Cincinnati Math Teacher's Circle Winter Workshop on Saturday, February 8 at Cincinnati Hills Christian Academyl. We will be exploring cuisenaire rod "trains" and the mathematics of the Chess board. Good coffee, good snacks, good conversation, and good counting fun is sure to be had by all!.
Lunch is included!
RSVP at https://cmtcwinterworkshop.eventbrite.com
Follow what is going on in the Circle by liking our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/cincymathcircle. Join our Cincinnati Math Teacher's Circle Wiki to receive updates on this year's schedule!
Southeast Ohio Math Teachers' Circle
The next meeting of the Southeast Ohio Math Teachers' Circle will be Saturday, January 11 from 9 am to noon at the Holiday Inn in Athens.
Find more information at www.seomtc.weebly.com.
Columbus Math Teachers' Circle
A team of educators and mathematicians from the Columbus area are making plans for a Math Teacher's Circle in Central Ohio!
See You Next Year in Cleveland! #octm2014
Speaker Proposals are now being accepted!
One form must be completed by the lead speaker for each proposal. Submit your proposal electronicaly HERE. Complete the paper version (click HERE) first so that you have all the information that you will need to complete the online form.
Application deadline is February 28, 2014.
OCTM Memorial Scholarships
In 2014 the Ohio Council of Teachers of Mathematics (OCTM) will award six $750 scholarships. An applicant must
- be a junior, senior or graduate student in the fall of 2014 at a college or university in Ohio;
- be enrolled in a program that leads to a 4-year Ohio Resident EducatorLicense in a field which includes the teaching of mathematics at some level, K-12; and
- be a prospective first-time teacher (i.e. must not have taught professionally).
Additionally, the Sarah Greenholz* Memorial Scholarship of $1500 will be given to the top applicant who meets the following criteria.
- The awardee of the Greenholtz Scholarship must be working toward a teaching license in a field that includes the teaching of mathematics at some level, K-12.
- A candidate must present strong evidence of the likelihood of future success as a teacher of mathematics.
- Individuals who have taught professionally or who have already earned a bachelor’s degree and are changing careers are not eligible for this scholarship.
Persons interested in applying for OCTM Memorial Scholarships must download the application form (WORD) or (PDF) and submit the completed application, official college transcript(s), institution verification form (HERE), and one letter of support from a college/university faculty member or cooperating teacher.
Please mail these items to:
c/o Rebecca E. Maggard
P.O. Box 448
Eaton, OH 45320
Applications must be postmarked on or before May 14, 2014.
Questions may be addressed to Memorial Scholarship Co-Chairs Peggy Kasten (email@example.com) or Rebecca Maggard (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Note: Sarah (Sally) Greenholz was a mathematics teacher and supervisor in Cincinnati. She was a charter member of OCTM and served as vice president of NCTM from 1967 to 1969. In 1986 Sarah received the Christofferson-Fawcett Award for Lifetime Contributions to Mathematics Education.
January 2014 Newsletter
the January 2014 newsletter. Looking
for one of your favorite back issues?
Click HERE to find
your favorite old Newsletter!
Leaders may now apply for an Emalou
Brumfield Affiliate Grant. Your
affiliate can request up to $500 for
professional development that you
will provide for members. Click HERE
to download the application or click
on the AFFILIATES BUTTON at left to
go to the Affiliates page.
part of OCTM’s strategic vision for
promoting positive, collaborative
growth in mathematics education, we
are pleased to announce the formation
of Special Interest Groups. The goal
of these Special Interest Groups is to
develop strong networks of OCTM
members who are interested in specific
issues in mathematics education. Click
HERE to see the
groups that have been started.
Resources for Ohio's New Learning Standards and Assessments
New Learning Standards and Assessment Workshop presented by members of the OCTM team
Deb Gallagher, Lynn Aring, Carole Katz, Catherine Schulte, and Steve Miller
Learn about the Common Core Progressions, lllustrative Mathematics, PARCC Model Content Frameworks/Achieve K-8 focus document, PARCC Evidence Tables, PARCC Performance Level Descriptors, and PARCC and SBAC Sample Items/Prototypes
Learn how these resources can help you
clarify the meaning of the New Learning Standards(CCSSM), develop a curriculum map with the appropriate focus, sequence, and rigor, write evidence based classroom assessments that measure not only content knowledge but the ability to apply the mathematical practices, and prepare students for the Next Generation Assessments.
Includes targeted activities for the following grade bands: K-5, 6-8, and 9-12
Download an informational flyer HERE!
Executive Board has identified a focus
to support and collaborate with
educators in high-need schools
response to the Executive Board's
focus, the OCTM has formed a
collaborative partnership with the
following NCTM Affiliates:
mathematics teachers are encouraged to
visit these websites and consider
joining one or more of the Affiliates.