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  • January 21, 2014 3:20 PM | Ian Shenk (Administrator)
    We are very proud to announce that Linda Gojak, president of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, will be speaking at this year's conference.

    For the full list of featured speakers, go to www.vctm.org/VCTM2014.  The full program booklet will be available soon!
  • January 06, 2014 4:18 PM | Ian Shenk (Administrator)

    VCTM January 2014--Happy New Year!


    Dear VCTM Member,

     Please see below for several exciting opportunities for our members. 


    Registration is now open for our 2014 conference!

    ·   Plan to join us at James Madison University on March 14 and 15 as we share ways to Unlock the Mathematical Mind.

    ·   To register for the conference and find hotel information, go to www.vctm.org

    ·   Look for more information in our semi-annual newsletter arriving in your mailbox later this month.


    VCTM Professional Development Grant

    ·  Applications are now being accepted for the VCTM Professional Development Grant.

    ·   The grant can be used to attend workshops, institutes, or other in-service opportunities.

    ·   Two $500 awards are given.

    ·   Applications are due by May 1, 2014.

    ·   For information or to download an application, go to www.vctm.org.


    2014 Math Beauty Contest is open for students!

    ·   The contest gives students throughout Virginia a chance to show their problem solving ability in "beautiful ways."

    ·   Entries must be postmarked by January 15th.

    ·   Problems and full contest information are available on www.vctm.org.

     Other Opportunities for Students

    ·   BLAST (Building Leaders for Advancing Science and Technology) is a partnership between the Virginia Space Grant Consortium, Virginia Tech, the University of Virginia and the Commonwealth of Virginia.  It is a three-day, on-campus, summer STEM experience for current 8th and 9th graders from Virginia middle and high school.  It is a free program that will bring STEM alive to the participants through a series of innovative experiences.  Applications are due February 1.  For more information, go to http://blast.spacegrant.org.

    ·   Einstein fellow Jim Town has created a project-based online class designed for high school students and teachers.  The free eight week course opens on January 13.  Go to mathtown - coursesites to enroll.


    Become Involved with VCTM!

    VCTM is an organization of and for math teachers in Virginia.  We are always looking for new people to take leadership roles in our organization.  There are several ways to become involved, including:

    ·   Volunteering at our annual conference

    ·   Serving on a committee

    ·   Running for office

    ·   Writing for our journal

    ·   For more information or to volunteer for any of these opportunities, go to www.vctm.org or email vctmath@gmail.com.


    Please share these updates with your colleagues!  If you learn of opportunities for teachers or students, please send them to Pat Gabriel (pmgabriel@aol.com) or Ian Shenk (ishenk@hcps.us) to be included in our future updates.


    Thank you for all that you do for the students in Virginia – have a fantastic 2014!

  • December 05, 2013 10:10 AM | Ian Shenk (Administrator)

    See below for several important and exciting end-of-the-year announcements. 

    Registration is now open for our 2014 conference!

    • The 2014 conference will be held at James Madison University on March 14 and 15.    
    • To register and find hotel information, go to www.vctm.org.

     2014 Math Beauty Contest is now open for students!

    • The contest gives students throughout Virginia a chance to show their problem solving ability in “beautiful ways.” 
    • Entries must be postmarked by January 15th.
    • Problems and full contest information are available on www.vctm.org

     Annual Programs that Work Awards – Time Sensitive Information!

    • The Virginia Mathematics and Science Coalition invites you to nominate effective student and teacher educational programs for the VMSC "Programs that Work" Awards.
    • The Coalition is interested in recognizing exemplary mathematics, science, and integrated STEM programs that have a positive impact on student or teacher learning.
    • Applications are due on December 11, 2013.  Go to http://vamsc.org/PTW2014.html for applications.

     Fantastic opportunity for High School Students!

    • The Joint Science Education Project (JSEP) announces a call for applications from U.S. high school students interested in participating in field research in Greenland!
    • Five high school students from the United States will join peers from Denmark and Greenland to spend three weeks during summer 2014 doing field science in and around Kangerlussuaq, Greenland, and visiting Summit Station, a research base on the Greenland ice sheet. Students and teachers will work alongside scientists on research projects in a wide variety of fields including biology, geology, climatology, chemistry, and engineering.
    • Students chosen for the U.S. team must be in 10th or 11th grade at the time of application, and they must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents.
    • Applications are due by January 31, 2014.  To apply or find additional information, go to http://www.arcus.org/jsep.

    If you learn of opportunities like the ones above for teachers or students, please forward the information to Pat Gabriel (pmgabriel16@aol.com) or Ian Shenk (ishenk@hcps.us)  

  • September 23, 2012 10:05 PM | Anonymous
    Find us @VCTMATH for updates.
  • September 23, 2012 9:05 PM | Anonymous
    • Additional practice items for the Algebra and higher level SOL math courses will be available next month (20 for each course).
    • Practice items for grades 3-8 are forthcoming.
    • Data analysis at the state level shows that the students did well with the technology enhanced items, the increased complexity of the problems was where they struggled.
    • A request for school divisions to participate in an ARDT field test has been announced.
  • June 10, 2012 8:06 PM | Anonymous
    Want to see the current and archived issues of the Virginia Mathematics Teacher Magazine? Looking for resources from the Spring 2012 conference?

    These files are now available in the Members Only section of the website. Please log in to access.

    If you have forgotten your password, click on "change password" to update your account.
  • January 08, 2011 10:22 AM | Anonymous
    105 Speakers have been selected to present at our upcoming conference. There will be a delicious dinner served on Friday night! Visit the Conferences and Workshops page for to sign up today!
  • November 10, 2010 10:33 PM | Anonymous
    Preparation for the Spring VCTM conference is well under way. Exhibitors visit our conferences page for information about appearing at the conference. Speakers are still needed for the Secondary and Higher Education levels. Click on the Conferences link page for more information!
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