Our theme for the August 1, 2017 UCTM conference is Maximize Mathematics Learning for All Students.This year, we are teaming up with the Utah State Board of Education SSIP implementation team to discuss how to help all students access and master grade-appropriate mathematics. We are inviting all Utah educators who provide or supervise math instruction to participate in this conference, including general mathematics educators, special educators, administrators, coaches, and related service providers. Our keynote speakers will be the authors of The Classroom Chef, John Stevens, and Matt Vaudrey. You do not want to miss this energetic duo discussing how to teach math to students so that they have opportunity to have choice, control over their learning, how to discuss mathematics in the classroom. Other national experts will also be featured. We would love you to submit proposals to present at the conference. There is no cost to attend this conference, so we hope to see you all there on August 1 at the Ogden Eccles Conference Center.
Featured Speakers at the
Co-author of The Classroom Chef, John Stevens is an educational technology coach for Chaffey Joint Union High School District who has also taught high school Geometry, Algebra I, middle school math, Service Learning, and Robotics, Engineering, and Design since 2006.
Co-author of The Classroom Chef, Matt Vaudrey is the Educational Technology Coach for Bonita Unified School District who has taught 7th grade, seniors, and most math classes between.
Recently retired as Senior Fellow at the Charles A. Dana Center at The University of Texas; served as President of NCTM from 2004-2006; author of Faster Isn’t Smarter (2015) and Smarter Than We Think (2014)
Assistant Professor of Elementary Education at the University of Hartford; author of Solving for Why: Understanding, Assessing, and Teaching Students Who Struggle with Math, Grades K-8 (2012)
Director of curricular programs, secondary and preK–12 for the Howard County Public School System in Maryland; Director of Eastern Region 2 for the National Council of Supervisors of Mathematics, author of Activating the Vision: The Four Keys of Mathematics Leadership (From Team Leaders to Teachers) (2016)
Researcher at American Institutes for Research; Utah’s national technical assistance provider for the SSIP
Teaching professor, BYU Department of Mathematics Education; Co-developer of the CITES Secondary Comprehensive Mathematics Instruction (CMI) Professional Development Project
Run for UCTM office
There are open positions on the 2018 UCTM board of directors, and we are looking for candidates to fill them. Serving on the UCTM board is a wonderful way to connect with professional colleagues from around the state and promote mathematics education. This year, the positions up for election are the following:
2. Board Member At Large
3. Elementary K-3 Representative
4. Junior High/Middle School Representative
5. Post-Secondary Representative
For more information, including how to submit your candidacy for one of these positions, click the following link to download the informational letter:
UCTM RESOLUTION IN SUPPORT OF UTAH CORE MATH STANDARDS
PUblic support for utah standards
The Utah Standards Alliance (UTSA) is a group of parents, educators, and citizens with different backgrounds who have come together with one purpose: to support students in Utah schools. We support the Utah Standards and are looking for parents and teachers who also support the standards to share with us a written testimonial of why they support them. If you feel inclined, please share examples of how you see the standards working with your child/students. Please click on the link below to fill out the testimonial form. LINK TO TESTIMONIAL FORM