Must-See Speakers at CCTM 2018: Andrew Stadel, Julia Aguirre, Robert Berry, and Eugenia Cheng

Are you looking for a reason to come to the CCTM Annual Conference this August 2-3? Here are four reasons to register today!

Andrew Stadel presenting at NCTM 2018

1. Andrew Stadel

Andrew Stadel (@mr_stadel) is a math specialist and instructional coach from California who is passionate about developing student number sense and helping teachers use student thinking to drive their instruction. He focuses on several problem-solving approaches, but is best known for his series of estimation exercises at estimation180.com. CCTM is excited to have Andrew present Friday morning's keynote address at this year's conference.

Julia Aguirre

2. Julia Aguirre

Dr. Julia Aguirre is an Associate Professor of mathematics education at the University of Washington. Much of Dr. Aguirre's work focuses on the development of new K-8 teachers, especially in the ways teachers connect to children's mathematical thinking and the funds of cultural, linguistic, and community knowledge they bring to the classroom. Julia is also the co-author of the NCTM publication, The Impact of Identity in K-8 Mathematics Learning and Teaching: Rethinking Equity-Based Practices, and CCTM is excited to have her as the leader of Thursday's presession workshop.

Robert Q. Berry III at the 2018 NCTM Annual Meeting

3. Robert Q. Berry III

NCTM President Robert Berry (@robertqberry) is an award-winning teacher and author who has research interests on topics ranging from the experience of Black children in mathematics to the intersections between mathematics and technology. After serving for a year as President-Elect, Robert took over as NCTM President at last month's NCTM Annual Meeting. Dr. Berry is also an Associate Professor in the Curry School of Education at the University of Virginia.

Eugenia Cheng on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert (2015)

4. Eugenia Cheng

Dr. Eugenia Cheng (@DrEugeniaCheng) is a mathematician, pianist, and author. She has written two books and has a third on the way. Her first book, How to Bake Pi: An Edible Exploration of the Mathematics of Mathematics, draws connections between food and mathematics, and her second book, Beyond Infinity: An Expedition to the Outer Limits of Mathematics, looks at mathematics at its very smallest and biggest. Dr. Cheng is a keynote speaker at the 2018 MAA Mathfest in Denver and we're excited that she will join us at CCTM!

We hope you join us this August 2-3 for the 2018 CCTM Annual Conference. If you register for the conference by June 1 you can get a special discounted rate of $40 for the Thursday workshop and $99 for the Friday conference. Do it today!

Registration is Open for the 2018 CCTM Annual Conference!

Registration for this year's CCTM conference is open! Register by June 1 to get discounted, early-bird rates: only $40 for Thursday's presession workshop and $99 for Friday's conference!

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Here is a preview of this year's conference program:

Thursday, August 2*

Friday, August 3*

* Note: These dates were incorrectly listed as the 3rd and 4th in an email. My apologies!

We can't wait to see you on the campus of the University of Denver this August 2-3. More information can be found on our Conference Information page, and a full conference program will be posted in the coming weeks.

Register for the CCTM 2018 Annual Conference today!

The Program is as Good as the Presenters, and the Presenters Are You!

Would you like to present at the 2018 CCTM Annual Conference? If so, you need to submit a proposal! The submission deadline is Sunday, April 15, so don't delay!

Are you thinking, "Hmm...I have an idea, but I'm not really an expert. I won't bother submitting a proposal." Stop! We're not expecting everyone to be an expert! Teachers come to the conference to share ideas, compare experiences, and learn from others. Do any of these sound like you?

  • You have a creative or novel idea about dealing with homework and grading.
  • You developed a series of strong lessons that use ratio tables that other teachers like to borrow.
  • You are the faculty sponsor for your school's math club and you have some activities to share.
  • You wrote a paper for your master's program that included some interesting research findings.
  • After 8 years of teaching you've finally figured out how to help students understand why negative numbers multiplied by negative numbers are positive, and you're so excited about it you want to show a room full of strangers.

If you have an idea like these, please submit a proposal! You only need a session title, a 2-5 sentence description, and to check a few boxes on our proposal form. If selected, you will receive a discounted conference registration rate. Again, proposals must be submitted by Sunday, April 15!

2018 CCTM Annual Conference—In August!

Make your plans for the 2018 CCTM Annual Conference today! The big change for this year's conference is that it will be held August 2-3. We've heard from CCTM members who haven't been able to attend the conference when it was held during the school year, so we're hoping that even more people can join us by having the conference just before the start of the school year. So join us in 2018 without the need to find, plan for, and pay for a sub!

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The conference will again be held at the University of Denver and the CCTM conference committee is already hard at work finding speakers and contacting exhibitors. We're happy to announce that this year's keynote speaker will be Andrew Stadel, creator of the website Estimation 180.

If you'd like to speak at the 2018 Annual Conference, speaker proposal submissions are now now being accepted! The process is simple: Give us a title, a 2-5 sentence description, and some information about what your session is about and the audience you'd like to reach. Proposals must be submitted by Sunday, April 15, 2018. Submit a proposal today!