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!

Get energized with a video and chat about rough draft talk

A problem can change while we’re figuring it out. Our ideas changed and they changed the question we were asking.

- A fifth grader, responding to Dan Meyer about what he learned about mathematics

Do your students struggle to share their thinking for fear of being wrong? With the second 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 Dr. Amanda Jansen’s video on rough draft talk. How do you make students feel safe to share their “rough draft” thinking while they are figuring things out? Follow @cctmath on Twitter and join other Colorado teachers of mathematics at 5 pm on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday to engage in a slow chat with the hashtag #CCTM19.

Did you miss our first video? You can find it here.

2019 Call for Nominations for the CCTM Board of Directors

One of the best ways to be involved and serve the Colorado mathematics community is to serve on the CCTM Board of Directors. This year there are 3 positions open:

  • Treasurer

  • Region 3 Representative (Aurora Public Schools, Adams 14, Bennett 29J, Northglenn, Thornton, Strasburg, Westminster, Byers, Cherry Creek, Deer Trail)

  • Region 6 Representative (Districts in Western Slope counties: Moffat, Routt, Jackson, Rio Blanco, Eagle, Garfield, Mesa, Pitkin, Montrose, Delta, Dolores, Montezuma, San Miguel, Ouray, LaPlata, San Juan, Gunnison, Hinsdale, Archuleta, Grand, and Summit)

You can nominate multiple people per position and you may nominate yourself. Nominations close April 7, 2019. For the full call for nominations, including the nomination form, read more under the Be a Leader page on the CCTM website.