The Virginia Council of Teachers of Mathematics is an organization for ALL mathematics teachers in Virginia, from Elementary through College, from public or private, from pre-service to veteran. If you are not currently a member, please consider joining today! If you are a member, use this site to access our journal, find resources from past conferences, and apply for grants and other awards.
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Professional Learning Opportunities
VCTM is pleased to announce a series of new professional learning opportunities we will providing at no cost to our members. The goal is to provide a means for VCTM members across the state to engage with other members about VIRGINIA math ideas, concerns, opportunities, or adventures!
The inaugural VCTM Webinars are Tuesday, February 16, and Tuesday, March 2. The time of each presentation or focused discussion is up to the presenter, but the Zoom webinar window will be open from 3:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. on each date.
We need VOLUNTEERS to lead these sessions! If you are interested in practicing a VCTM conference presentation, sharing a lesson or activity or technology that has been great for a virtual or hybrid classroom, or leading a discussion of challenges and solutions to teaching during a pandemic, here is your opportunity! The suggested format is 45 minutes of presentation, activity, or discussion followed by 15 minutes of questions/answers/conversation with other VIRGINIA teachers.
Respond here no later than Friday, January 29, 2021, to indicate which date and time you prefer and what your proposed topic/title is. We will be in touch by February 8 to confirm your date and time and to give the Zoom link information.
If you have questions, please contact the VCTM Outreach Professional Development committee chair, Shelly Pine.
New Scholarship Announcement
VCTM is proud to announce a new scholarship opportunity, named in honor of Dr. Ena Gross. Learn more about Dr. Gross' contributions to math education in Virginia at this link.
The Ena Gross Professional Development Scholarship will provide funding towards tuition reimbursement for teachers seeking to add an endorsement to teach middle or high school mathematics or for career switchers seeking to become endorsed to teach mathematics.
Learn more about the scholarship and apply at this link.
VCTM provides several grants for Virginia's mathematics educators. Select Grants and Scholarships from the menu to learn more. Most of these are only available to current VCTM members--one more reason to join us today!
Flanagan Innovation Grant: This $5,000 grant is designed to support educators who wish to create a meaningful, innovative project to enhance mathematics instruction.
Karen Dee Michalowicz 1st Timers Grant: These grants are designed to support attendance at an upcoming NCTM or VCTM conference.
Professional Development Grant: These $1,000 grants will support attendance at conferences or workshops, tuition
reimbursement for mathematics education courses, or other professional development opportunities. Applications are accepted on a continual basis.
Math EDucator of the Year
Nominations are now being accepted for the William C. Lowry Mathematics Educator of the Year. Each year, VCTM awards the mathematics educator of the year to up to five outstanding candidates -- one at each level of elementary, middle, high, university, and math specialist. Learn more about the award here. Then complete the nomination form. Electronic nominations will be accepted until October 7.
If you are already a VCTM member, thank you! If you are not currently a member, please think about joining today!
For only $20 a year, you will become part of a community of over 1,000 mathematics educators in Virginia and:
For more details or to join, click the membership tab in the menu, or just click here.
We are always looking for members who want to get more involved in helping us be the best organization we can possibly be.
There are lots of volunteer opportunities available from helping at our conference, to reviewing grant applications, to chairing a committee, to running for a position on the executive board.
To let us know of any areas where you would be able to help out, access your profile, select edit profile, and then scroll down to see the variety of volunteer opportunities we have available. Check a few boxes and click submit.
Thanks in advance!
Mathematics Educators of the Year
Each year, VCTM awards the Educator of the Year to a teacher at each of the following levels: elementary, middle, high, math specialist, university.
To learn more about the award or see our past winners, select Awards and Contests from the menu.
Mathematics Beauty Contest
VCTM is proud to sponsor the mathematics beauty contest for teachers. Each spring, we pose problems for a variety of grade bands that promote problem solving.
Learn about the contest or see past winners by visiting the math beauty contest page.
VCTM's local affiliate groups are hard at work planning their professional development events and conferences. Learn more about these events on our affiliates page.
Affiliates should also consider applying for our Affiliate Grant, designed to help grow membership in your local organization.
Announcing our 2020 - 2022 Board of Directors
Congratulations to our newest board members!
Elementary Representative: Tammy Sanford
Middle School Representative: Lisa LoConte-Allen
Secondary Representative: Timothy Barnes
Four-Year College Representative: Daryl Corey
Math Specialist Representative: Allison DePiro