The 2017 Mathematics Teaching Award
The Colorado Council of Teachers of Mathematics (CCTM) would like to recognize teachers who display excellence in teaching mathematics. CCTM will choose up to one elementary (K-6) and up to one secondary (6-12) teacher from each CCTM region in Colorado to honor at their annual conference held each Fall.
The teacher nominee should:
1. Understand mathematics and its role in the curriculum and society;
2. Communicate mathematics effectively using a variety of methods and materials to address the Colorado Academic Standards;
3. Stimulate a love and excitement for learning mathematics through his or her own personal enthusiasm for learning;
4. Demonstrate a commitment to the improvement of math education beyond the classroom by sharing information with parents and colleagues;
5. Display a personal commitment to professional growth by keeping current with new developments in education, attending conferences and workshops, reading professional journals, and maintaining membership in professional organizations.
*The nominee must be teaching in the region from which he or she is nominated at the time of the nomination.
*The nominee must have taught students at least half time for three years or more.
Teachers may be nominated any number of times if not a winner, submitting a new application each time, but teachers may be an award winner only once. Each awardee will be recognized at the Award Reception at the Annual Conference and receive $200, a plaque, one-year CCTM membership, and complimentary conference registration for that year.
Nominations for the 2017 award open December 12, 2016. Nominations are due by March 5, 2017.
Applications will be emailed to Nominees by March 25, 2017. Applicants will be asked to submit information about themselves, including two letters of recommendation, one of which you may want to offer to write. Nominees must return their applications by May 15, 2017. Applicants must have taught students at least half time for three years or more, and must be a classroom teacher in the region from which nominated at the time of the nomination. An elementary nominee may be teaching mathematics in addition to other subjects in grades K-6. A secondary nominee should be in a middle school or high school, teaching grades 6-12, and teaching mathematics 50% of the time or more.
Teachers may apply any number of times if not a winner, submitting a new application each time, but an awardee may win only once.