The 2013 OCTM Conference will be held in Dayton on October 17-18
Visit the Conference Web Site HERE!
The Ohio Council of Teachers of Mathematics
Memorial Scholarships for 2013
In 2013 the Ohio Council of Teachers of Mathematics (OCTM) will award six $750 scholarships. An applicant must
- Be a junior, senior or graduate student in the fall of 2013 at a college or university in Ohio;
- Be enrolled in a program that leads to an Ohio Resident Educator license in a field which includes the teaching of mathematics at some level, K-12; and
- Be a prospective first-time teacher (i.e. must not have taught professionally).
Additionally, the Sarah Greenholz Memorial Scholarship of $1500 will be given to the top applicant who meets the following criteria.
- The awardee of the Greenholtz Scholarship must be working toward a teaching license in a field that includes the teaching of mathematics at some level, K-12.
- A candidate must present strong evidence of the likelihood of future success as a teacher of mathematics.
- Individuals who have taught professionally or who have already earned a bachelor’s degree and are changing careers are not eligible for this scholarship.
Persons interested in applying for OCTM Memorial Scholarships can download the application form HERE and submit the completed application, official college transcript(s), institution verification form (download HERE), and one letter of support from a college/university faculty member or cooperating teacher.
Instructions for submitting the completed application can be downloaded HERE.
the Winter 2013 Newsletter HERE. Looking
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Leaders may now apply for an Emalou
Brumfield Affiliate Grant. Your
affiliate can request up to $500 for
professional development that you
will provide for members. Click HERE
to download the application or click
on the AFFILIATES BUTTON at left to
go to the Affiliates page.
part of OCTM’s strategic vision for
promoting positive, collaborative
growth in mathematics education, we
are pleased to announce the formation
of Special Interest Groups. The goal
of these Special Interest Groups is to
develop strong networks of OCTM
members who are interested in specific
issues in mathematics education. Click
HERE to see the
groups that have been started.
for Every Student: Responding to
years ago the National Council of
Teachers of Mathematics published Principles
and Standards for School
they established an Equity Principle
which stated that equity requires high
expectations and worthwhile
opportunities for all, requires
accommodating differences to help
everyone learn mathematics, and
requires resources and support for all
classrooms and all students.
effort to help teachers put the Equity
Principle into practice, NCTM
published a series of three books
entitled Mathematics for Every
Student: Responding to
Diversity (Grades Pre-K-5,
6-8, and 9-12). The OCTM encourage all
teachers to order the book in the
series that applies to your grade
band. You can purchase the Pre K-5, 6-8, or 9-12 books on
the NCTM Website.
download more information HERE, or you can
purchase these books
have a suggestion, question, or desire
to be involved in this work, please
contact Mark Jaffee at firstname.lastname@example.org or Deb Gallagher, email@example.com
Executive Board has identified a focus
to support and collaborate with
educators in high-need schools
response to the Executive Board's
focus, the OCTM has formed a
collaborative partnership with the
following NCTM Affiliates:
mathematics teachers are encouraged to
visit these websites and consider
joining one or more of the Affiliates.