Six weeks until the conference! Take a glance at the schedule

2019 CCTM Conference logo

We’re counting down the days to the 2019 CCTM Annual Conference! There are just 6 x 7 - 1 = 41 days left, to be more precise. Our program committee has been hard at work selecting speakers and building out the schedule for Tuesday, July 30th, the day of the keynote and sessions. Here’s what you have to look forward to:

  • Keynote by Max Ray-Riek, with a follow-up session later in the morning

  • Sessions from our workshop leaders, Sara VanDerWerf and Melissa Boston

  • A special morning double session from Sarah Berger and Sathya Wandzek

  • Kindergarten-focused sessions from Mary Pittman, David Woodward, Sheila Messmer, and Felicia Casto

  • Multiple technology sessions from presenters like Lisa Bejarano and Tom Reardon

  • “Fantastic Tasks: Where to Find Them” by Geoff Krall

  • A total of 66 sessions — thanks to all those who submitted proposals and gave us great ideas to choose from!

The schedule at-a-glance is available now, and the full program with session descriptions will be posted soon. Start making your conference plans and if you haven’t already, register for the conference before June 29th to enjoy an early registration discount.

Want to volunteer?

The CCTM Annual Conference doesn’t happen without the work of volunteers. Some contribute by serving on the CCTM Board of Directors, some volunteer to arrange the awards ceremony or exhibit hall, and others simply give a couple hours of their time during the conference. If you’d like to volunteer to help make this year’s conference a success, fill out this form and indicate if you are available for any or all of the following:

  • Pre-Conference Logistics (e.g., Vendor Bingo, Solicit door prizes)

  • July 29 Awards Ceremony/Social Event (View House Centennial) 5:00pm - 7:00pm

  • July 30 Pre-Conference Set-up 6:30am to 8:00am

  • July 30 Morning Sessions 8:00am to 11:30am

  • July 30 Supporting Box Lunch Set-up 11:30am -12:15pm

  • July 30 Afternoon Sessions 12:30pm to 3:30pm

  • July 30 Post Conference Clean-up 4:00pm

Get energized with a video and chat about teaching and time

It’s time to talk about time. Classroom time, that is. With the third video in our series designed to start conversations that energize, engage, and empower teachers ahead of the 2019 Annual Conference, we invite you to watch Andrew Stadel’s Ignite talk, “Classroom Clock.” How can teachers structure classroom time to maximize students’ learning opportunities? We invite you to join other Colorado teachers of mathematics on Twitter to answer this and other questions at 5 pm on Monday, June 3; Tuesday, June 4; and Wednesday June 5. This is a slow chat, so look for questions to come from the @cctmath with the #CCTM19 hashtag, reply when you can, and help grow the conversation!

If you missed the first two videos in the series, you can see them here and here.

Join our keynote speaker and workshop leaders at the 2019 CCTM Annual Conference!

Don’t leave school for the year without making your plans for the 2019 CCTM Annual Conference! In just over two months, the campus of the University of Denver will be alive with hundreds of Colorado mathematics educators looking to Energize, Engage, and Empower themselves and others as they head into the 2019-2020 school year.


Max Ray-Riek, Keynote Speaker

CCTM is excited to bring Max Ray-Riek to Colorado to keynote this year’s conference. Max is veteran of The Math Forum, a former secondary teacher, and currently works as the Director of 6-12 Professional Development for Illustrative Mathematics. Max is also the author of Powerful Problem Solving: Activities for Sense Making with the Mathematical Practices.

Sara VanDerWerf, Teacher Workshop Leader

Melissa Boston, Leader Workshop Leader

CCTM is also excited to welcome our two preconference workshop presenters. Sara VanDerWerf, a former teacher and leader in Minneapolis Public Schools and former president of the Minnesota Council of Teachers of Mathematics, will be leading Monday’s teacher workshop. Melissa Boston, Professor of Mathematics education at Duquesne, frequent author and editor, and co-designer of the Principles to Action Professional Development Toolkit, will be leading Monday’s leader workshop.

Read more about Max, Sara, and Melissa on our conference information page and then register for the conference today!