Our first ever OCTM1Day of Giving was a great success! We will be sharing some of the OCTM stories that you sent us in upcoming days. Thanks to all who gave -- the grand total was $2,073.11! Every penny will be used to support our colleagues and pre-service teachers. We are so grateful!
Why are 3,000 educators part of OCTM? Why have thousands joined since 1951? Read below -- and explore the rest of our website -- to find out!
Mark your calendar for the 73rd Annual OCTM Conference at the beautiful Kalahari Resort in Sandusky!
Find all conference information here as it is available.
**NEW: Conference Registration is LIVE and Hotel information now available!
Spring 2023 DEI Connector Newsletter is now available! The Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Team has been hard at work. Check all of the exciting things to come!
Current and Upcoming Activities
Virtual Summer Book Study Productive Math Struggle: Mondays*, June 5 - July 17 from 10:00-11:30 a.m. (EDT) This event is free for Premium Members or $10 for Essential or Non-Members. Register HERE today! *We will meet June 20 rather than June 19 to honor Juneteenth.
Scholarship applications: Undergraduate and graduate students Deadline to apply: Friday, June 16 Find all information about our scholarship program here. Please share with students whom you know!
Important statements from OCTM
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.
Statement on Ohio House Bill 33
OCTM and three partner Ohio professional organizations adopted this statement on Ohio House Bill 33 on April 20, 2023. Our organizations oppose the language in the bill that would diminish local control of instructional strategies and textbook selection. We urge policymakers to leave these decisions to communities, schools, and educators.
Stance on Ohio House Bill 616 in 2022
OCTM endorsed the position adopted by the Ohio Council for the Social Studies (OCSS) opposing Ohio House Bill 616 in 2022. Although the OCSS position addresses social studies classes and educators specifically, OCTM believes that the same principles and important questions pertain to mathematics classes and educators. If this bill or a similar one were to become law, the grave outcome would be the silencing of students, educators, and local boards of education.
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Task Force
Are you interested in working with OCTM to promote diversity, equity, and inclusion in our organization, in mathematics education, and in mathematics-related careers? If so, please complete this form, and/or contact Charissa Hunt or Dawn Williams, our Directors of Diversity and Inclusion, at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com . 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, Equity, and Inclusion 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 many 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.