Welcome to the newly redesigned OCTM website!
The OCTM Executive Board has endorsed and shared this statement from the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics regarding the events of January 6, as well as this statement from American Educational Research Association leaders regarding anti-Asian violence. Please see below for ways that you can be involved in OCTM's work to promote equitable policies and practices that support all students and educators.
Current and upcoming activities
Book study: Why Rural Schools Matter
An important statement from OCTM
As educators, one of our most important roles is helping others see perspectives beyond their own. Racism has impacted the lives of African Americans and Black people in our country for over 400 years. They continue to suffer, along with people of color and other marginalized people in our country as their voices and lives are oppressed by those with privilege. Staying silent in our society when injustice occurs promotes continued oppression. OCTM is committed to actively supporting, including, and engaging educators representing all of the diversity in our communities. We see you; we need you, and we are better with you. We assume responsibility for working to welcome and elevate all and to allow your important voices to be heard. We must work together to create a future for our children where no voices are silenced and where all lives are equally cherished and valued.
Diversity and Inclusion Task Force
Are you interested in working with OCTM to promote diversity, inclusion, and equity in our organization, in mathematics education, and in mathematics-related careers? If so, please contact Charissa Hunt or Dawn Williams, our Co-Directors of Diversity and Inclusion, at email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org . This Task Force was created in the spring of 2019 as a first step -- there is much to be done. Find out more about our Diversity, Inclusion, and Equity work here.
OCTM grows stronger and makes a greater impact because of the involvement of our members. Click here to learn about 10(+) ways that you can be engaged with the OCTM community.
Find an affiliate
OCTM has 14 local affiliate groups throughout the state. We all work together to lead a thriving mathematics education network in Ohio. Find out more about an affiliate near you at this link.