2018 Annual Conference
Moving Mountains with Mathematics
March 9 - 10, 2018 at Radford University
Call For Proposals
We are now accepting proposals to speak at the 2018 conference. Once submitted, your proposal will be reviewed by our program committee. You will be notified by January 26 if your proposal has been approved.
If your proposal is approved, the lead speaker must register for the conference at a reduced rate of $60. All other secondary speakers must register for the conference at the conference rate of $100. All lead and secondary speakers will receive one-year of complimentary membership to VCTM.
All presenter rooms have a teacher station with a computer, monitor, projector, document camera, audio, and internet access. In addition, there are 3 computer labs available, so sessions that engage participants in computer-based activities are encouraged.
We invite proposals for 75-minute sessions at all levels, from Pre-Kindergarten to Post-Secondary. We are looking for proposals that uniquely explore the conference theme and/or align to one of our conference strands:
Teaching with the New Standards
Virginia has revised the Mathematics Standards of Learning for Virginia Public Schools. Teachers need to align their curriculum and instruction to the 2016 Standards. We are looking for presentations that highlight the new standards and share innovative ways to teach the new standards.
Access and Equity
Access and equity require being responsive to students' backgrounds, experiences, and knowledge when designing, implementing, and assessing the effectiveness of mathematics instruction. This strand is open to sessions that help teachers address diverse learners and varying learning strategies.
Enhancing Teaching and Learning
What practices will provide teachers the tools they need to embed the mathematical process standards in their instruction? This strand focuses on the best instructional practices in the area of mathematics education. This strand is open to practices that support the mathematical learning of teachers and their students as well as provide teachers the opportunity to experience learning from the student's point of view.
Enhancing Instruction with Technology
How can we use technology effectively? Technology can be a great help in the classroom, but it can also be superficial. We are looking for sessions that harness the power of technology to enhance student understanding of mathematics. This strand is open to sessions that highlight any type of technology from apps to websites to software to social media to Open Educational Resources.
Proposals are now being accepted. Go here to submit a proposal. Deadline for proposals has been extended to December 19.
This year, VCTM will be publishing proceedings following the conference. Selected speakers will be invited to submit for proceedings at the end of January.
For any questions, please contact Jean Mistele at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thursday, March 8:
Friday, March 9:
Saturday, March 10:
Dr. Robert Berry
Early registration closes February 8, 2018.
All registration types include:
Awards Banquet Information
Please consider joining us for the Awards Banquet to be held on the evening of March 9.
At the Awards Banquet, we honor the William C. Lowry Educators of the Year, Edward A. Anderson Scholarship winners, Flanagan Grant award winners, and the Virginia nominees for the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching.
Please consider booking your stay with one of the following hotels. Mention that you are with the VCTM conference when reserving your room.
Exit 109 off of I-81. Approximately 1 - 5 miles from Radford University.
Best Western Radford Inn
1501 Tyler Avenue
$75 + tax for King or 2 Queen
La Quinta Inn
1450 Tyler Avenue
$82 + tax for King or 2 Double
Comfort Inn and Suites
2331 Tyler Avenue
$95 + tax for 2 beds
Exit 118C off of I-81. Approximately 10 - 15 miles from Radford University.
Fairfield Inn and Suites
2659 Roanoke Avenue
$110 + tax for King w/Pull-out sofa
Holiday Inn Express and Suites
2725 Roanoke Avenue
$104 + tax for 2 Queen
50 Hampton Boulevard
$65 + tax for King or King w/Pull-out sofa or 2 beds
VCTM is indebted to our vendors and exhibitors who support the conference. Please consider helping this event be a success by reserving a booth in the exhibit hall. Find more information and reserve your space here.