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November Update

10 Nov 2015 9:49 AM | Cathy A. Shelton (Administrator)

VCTM ANNUAL CONFERENCE

            March 4 – 5, 2016 at the Stafford Campus of the University of Mary Washington

            Theme:  Teaching Mathematics in a Changing World

             Speaker Proposals:   We invite proposals for 75-minute sessions at all levels, from Pre-Kindergarten to Post-Secondary.  There are 5 computer labs available, so sessions that engage    participants in computer-based activities are encouraged. 

            For more information go to http://vctm.org/event-2001018

            Registration:  Online fee is $120 and includes a complimentary one-year VCTM membership.

            Register online until February 5, 2016.

MATH BEAUTY CONTEST begins November 11.  The problem for each of the levels and other information about the contest will be posted on this website.  Entries must be postmarked by January 15, 2016.

KAREN DEE MICHALOWICZ FIRST TIMERS GRANT applications are due on November 29.
This grant provides funding to VCTM members who have NOT previously attended a regional or annual NCTM meeting or anyone (including non-members) who wishes to attend a VCTM Conference or Academy for the FIRST TIME.  More information and application forms can be found on this website.

CONTINUING EDUCATION GRANT applications are due on December 1.  The grant of up to $1000 provides funding for a VCTM member who wishes to continue his/her education in mathematics or mathematics education.
More information and an application can be found on this website.

EDWARD A ANDERSON SCHOLARSHIP  applications are due on January 1, 2016.
Full time students who are Virginia residents and attend a four-year Virginia College or University are eligible to apply.   Students must be enrolled in a degree-seeking program with a concentration or major in mathematics and plan to teach mathematics in a Virginia school.  More information and an application can be found on this website.

VDOE

Tidewater Team for Mathematics Education’s 19th Annual Mathematics Day – Tuesday, December 1, 2015

The theme is Effective Mathematics Instruction for ALL Students.  Dr. Anderson Norton from VT is our keynote speaker.  He will explore how students learn fractions, followed by a hands-on workshop.  The last session of the day will follow the format of an Education Camp with participants sharing ideas and materials on topics they have chosen.  The cost is $80 per participant paying with cash, check, or purchase order, and $85 per participant paying with credit card.  For more information, go to the Tidewater Team website at: http://tidewaterteam.wm.edu/  

FAMILY INVOLVEMENT IN EDUCATION MONTH

Governor Terrace R. McAuliffe and the Virginia Board of Education signed Certificates of Recognition proclaiming November 2015 as Family Involvement in Education Month.  You may want to encourage your local school administrators to implement initiatives aimed at increasing family engagement in your schools.  For Family Involvement Resources please visit: www.doe.virginia.gov/families.

HAPPY THANKSGIVING!


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