ACTM Annual Fall Conference   Leave a comment

2021 ACTM Fall Forum Speaker Call
Hello ACTM past speakers, conference attendees, and current members!The ACTM Executive Board of Directors has set our fall forum dates of Nov 3-4, 2021. The conference will take place Wed-Thur at the Oxford Civic Center, Oxford, AL.This email is seeking speaker proposals to begin creating our fall forum program.  We are operating slightly behind our normal schedule, so we asking for speaker proposals in the next two months, September 1st at the latest to guarantee consideration for the program.Use the link Speaker Submission Button to submit a session proposal.  THANK YOU!  See you in the fall!

You can find more information about the conference and our state organization ACTM at

Posted July 8, 2021 by consultingstatistics in Uncategorized

NCTM National Conference is in Atlanta   Leave a comment

I hope everyone is having a wonderful summer break. If you didn’t know, the NCTM National Annual conference is in Atlanta this year. This is extremely close to the EACTM service area. I hope you will make plans to attend to increase your own knowledge. It is our hope that this translates to our practice which in turn increases learning in our classroom. Please consider this professional development experience:

Posted July 8, 2021 by consultingstatistics in Uncategorized

DREAM Teachers   Leave a comment

Dear friends of mathematics education,

We would like to enlist your assistance with a new project that mathematics education and mathematics faculty at Auburn University are designing to address the continuing shortage of mathematics teachers in our region. 
The Developing, Recruiting, and Empowering Alabama Mathematics (DREAM-Math) Teacher Project will encourage, recruit, and prepare motivated science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) graduates and professionals in our region to become secondary (grades 6-12) mathematics teachers.

DREAM-Math scholars would pursue a master’s degree in secondary mathematics education leading to certification as a mathematics teacher. The program will include at least 36 credit hours and can be completed in 4 semesters (14 months). The DREAM-Math teacher project is intended for STEM majors with at least 15 hours of mathematics courses completed, including Calculus I, II, and III. We anticipate the program beginning Summer 2022. We are also pursuing funding to provide support for candidates in the program.
We are currently trying to gauge the interest in a program of this kind. If you are aware of any potential candidates for the DREAM-Math program, or are willing to help recruit candidates or to provide other support for its development, please complete this survey — . Also, please forward the link to others who may be interested. Thanks for your help!

The DREAM-Math Team

W. Gary Martin, Marilyn Strutchens, Huajun Huang, Hans-Werner van Wyk, and Kathryn Early

Posted May 25, 2021 by consultingstatistics in Uncategorized

NCTM Elections   Leave a comment

March 2, 2021 

Dear Affiliate President, 

The NCTM Nominations and Elections Committee is pleased to announce the candidates for the 2021 Board of Directors election. 

Candidates for President-Elect (one will be elected) 

Frederick L. Dillon, Lesley University, Strongsville, Ohio 

Kevin Dykema, Mattawan Middle School, Mattawan, Michigan 

Candidates for Director, High School or Middle School Level (one will be elected) Maci Nelson, Robert Eagle Staff Middle School, Seattle, Washington 

Dianna M. Sopala, Northern Valley Regional High School, Demarest, New Jersey 

Candidates for Director, At-Large (three will be elected) 

Kyndall Brown, California Mathematics Project, Los Angeles, California 

Zandra de Araujo, University of Missouri, Columbia, Missouri 

Ruth Heaton, Teachers Development Group, West Linn, Oregon 

Michael D. Steele, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin Paola Sztajn, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, North Carolina 

Cathery Yeh, Chapman University, Orange, California 

We hope that you and your members will vote in the election, which will be conducted online from  February 15 through April 1. 

To ensure strong candidates in the future, we encourage you and your members to nominate eligible  candidates for the 2022 election. Nominations will be accepted online from July 15 to September 1,  2021, for the following positions: 

Board of Director: Four (4) positions are available. An individual must have been a member of the  Council continuously during the preceding three (3) years and must have served on a major committee  of the Council, in another leadership role in the Council, or in an Affiliate leadership role. 

To ensure balanced representation as required by the NCTM Bylaws, the need to fill specific Board positions for the 2022 election will be determined after the 2021 election. You can also help the  Council by nominating promising members for leadership roles on committees, task forces, editorial  panels, and conference support. 

Posted March 2, 2021 by consultingstatistics in Uncategorized

Professional Development on CODAP   Leave a comment

Dear Colleagues,

We are planning a Zoom group discussion on Thursday, March 4 at 4:00 p.m. Eastern Time. Our special guests are Hollylynne Lee (Director), Gemma Mojica (Co-director), Emily Thrasher and Greg Ray who are part of the Hub for Innovation and Research in Statistics Education group of Statistics Education (HI-RiSE) which is a group of statistics teacher educators, curriculum developers, and researchers from NC State University that conduct multiple projects to help support the teaching and learning of statistics and data science. They will be presenting on Investigating Real, Multivariate Data with CODAP.

Get ready to learn about what you can do in your classrooms to help excite and motivate your students to learn with and from data. They will engage us in data and statistics tasks that promote reasoning and problem solving using real multivariate datasets with a free online data visualization and analysis tool, CODAP. Free, online resources will be shared. Joining from a laptop or tablet will be best for this session.

We are going to use the Zoom registration for the RSVP for this meet-up.  Please click on the link below to register and Zoom will automatically send you the access info.

Recordings of previous K-12 Meet-ups are available at Other free resources are posted at K-12 Educators (

Posted February 25, 2021 by consultingstatistics in Uncategorized

ACTM   Leave a comment

ACTM’s virtual math conference is February 22-25, 2021.  The concurrent sessions will run 4:00-5:00 each day with the ACTM business meeting on Thursday, February 25, at 5:00.  The conference will be free for all current ACTM members. Here is the program: United Through Distance – Virtual Live Conference Program.pdf

If your ACTM membership is not current, please visit the ACTM membership page here to renew your membership to be able to register for free. 

Registration for members has began and remain open through the end of the virtual conference week. Please use the attached link to register for the conference here.  Registrants will receive an email each day of the conference 1-hour (3pm) before the start of the daily sessions.  We look forward to learning together soon! 

**Remember to be logged into your profile on the ACTM website when trying to renew and/or register.

For full information, visit the ACTM homepage here.

Thank you,

The ACTM Executive Board

Posted February 17, 2021 by consultingstatistics in Uncategorized


Mathematics Lessons to Explore, Understand, and Respond to Social Injustice
We are seeking teachers who may be able to implement and/or review mathematics lessons in the context of social injustice that have been submitted for the forthcoming books. If you are interested, please complete the form linked below.

For PreK-2:
For Gr. 3-5:
For Gr. 6-8:

THANK YOU! from the editing team: Tonya Bartell, Robert Berry, Basil Conway, Mathew Felton-Koestler, Lateefah Id-Deen, Courtney Koestler, Brian R. Lawler, Mary Candace Raygoza, Amanda Ruiz, John W. Staley, Eva Thanheiser, Jennifer Ward, Cathery Yeh, & Maria del Rosario Zavala

Posted February 2, 2021 by consultingstatistics in Uncategorized

Statistical Professional Development (Statistics)   Leave a comment

Dear Colleagues,

We are planning a Zoom group discussion on Thursday, February 4 at 4:00 p.m. Eastern Time. Our special guest will be Allan Rossman who will be talking about the importance of ‘Asking Good Questions: Why waste words?’ These three words are the take-home message. In fact, those three words comprise Allan’s entire teaching philosophy and his advice for effective teaching. This presentation will take longer than three seconds because he will provide two examples that connect statistics and probability to other aspects of a secondary mathematics curriculum. The Q&A session will allow for consideration of competing viewpoints, in case anyone wants to argue in favor of asking bad questions or not asking questions at all.  🙂  We are excited to have Allan, a former AP Statistics Chief Reader join us.

We are going to use the Zoom registration for the RSVP for this meet-up.  Please click on the link below to register and Zoom will automatically send you the access info.

Recordings of previous K-12 Statistics Meet-ups are available at




Christine Franklin, ASA K-12 Statistical Ambassador (

Roxy Peck, Cal Poly – San Luis Obispo

Donna LaLonde, ASA Director of Strategic Initiatives & Outreach

Rebecca Nichols, ASA K-16 Education Coordinator

Free K-12 Statistics Education Resources:
Statistics Teacher: Statistics Teacher

K-12 Educators (

Posted February 2, 2021 by consultingstatistics in Uncategorized

NCTM News   Leave a comment

NCTM 2020 Virtual Conference
During this very different time in education, NCTM is committed to bringing the math community together for engaging content that will help transform the learning and teaching of mathematics. Join your colleagues for the NCTM 2020 Virtual Conference November 11–14 and share in the excitement and love of math! Opportunities will be provided for networking, small chat rooms, discussions with exhibitors, and much more. Register now!
NCTM 100 Days of Professional Learning Access to Recordings
The 100 Day of Professional Learning has ended, but members still have access to the recordings from our dynamic and exciting sessions from the past 100 days. To access these recordings, visit
Advocating for Change: Leading with Courageous Conversations
The NCTM Membership and Affiliate Relations Committee (MARC) is excited to offer the 2021 NCTM Leadership Conference in New Orleans July 26–28. This year’s themes of leadership, advocacy, equity, and access will drive a conference that supports your Affiliate’s ability to grow and serve membership through leadership and vision. With time for planning and Catalyzing Change as an anchor resource, next summer’s conference once again offers rich learning and collaboration among the diverse leaders of NCTM’s Affiliates. Come with ideas and leave with a supported action plan to address your Affiliate-specific issues, so you will be ready, for action during the 2021–2022 school year. We enjoyed seeing you online for the 2020 Virtual Leadership Conference and cannot wait to see you in person during summer 2021.
NCTM Resources for Affiliates
Have you seen the NCTM Affiliates resource page? You can find information, forms, and announcements specific to NCTM Affiliates. Affiliates have contacted us recently with questions that are answered on the NCTM Legal and Tax Information page. You may also consider reviewing the NCTM Affiliate Relations Guide to familiarize yourself with guidelines, policies, services and benefits for NCTM Affiliates. From the guide, you can learn about the NCTM Leadership Circle, NCTM Affiliate Book Commission (ABC) program, and grants available to Affiliates. As always, be sure to reach out to your MARC representative if you have any questions or need assistance with your Affiliate. See the 2020–2021 roster for the MARC member in your region!
NCTM Grants for Affiliates
Fewer than six months remain until many grant applications are due. Although the grant proposal is not due until May 1, 2021, you can begin now to plan for how your Affiliate could benefit from this award. You can find more information on the NCTM Affiliate Resources page. Grant amounts range from $2,000 up to $3,500 to help support great work you are doing for your members. If your leadership team is too busy with teaching or coaching, consider asking a faculty member at a nearby college or university or a connection within your state department of education to write a grant with you. NCTM is committed to ensuring that Affiliates have financial support for their innovative ideas. Be sure to use the NCTM strategic framework as you plan and write a grant proposal.
Affiliate Annual Report
Have you submitted your annual report? NCTM Affiliate presidents should submit an annual report to NCTM either the month before their term ends or on the anniversary of their term. Reports may be submitted electronically or as a hard copy. Please visit for the necessary forms and downloads. This report updates NCTM records but also provides information about the accomplishments and strengths of your Affiliate as well as challenges you are facing. This report provides wonderful information for how NCTM can support its Affiliates. Reminder: Be sure that your Affiliate remains in good standing with NCTM.
Share Your Events
Did you know you could post your Affiliate’s conference information on the NCTM Affiliate CalendarSubmit your event to have information about your NCTM Affiliate conference posted.
MARC would like to showcase your Affiliate’s great works from the last six months. Maybe you have had a successful workshop or social gathering for your members, or you have targeted a specific membership group, such as elementary school teachers. Maybe you have streamlined your remote meeting processes or had a successful virtual conference. Whatever you have been working on, and no matter how small your success, we would love to hear about it! Please use this form to enter any ideas, events, or activities that your Affiliate has worked on—and keep an eye on this newsletter so we can celebrate YOU!

Posted November 4, 2020 by consultingstatistics in Uncategorized

Storytelling Math   Leave a comment

Dear Friends and Colleagues,I hope this message finds you as well as possible in these difficult times.   I’m writing about something that gives me hope: the magnificent cast of #ownvoices authors and illustrators behind our Storytelling Math books. Together, we strive to change views of who is a mathematical thinker and to engage families in reading rich mathematical stories. These authors will be featured in a set of e-panels on Oct 24. We’d love for you to attend; please feel free to pass this on to anyone you think might be interested.  You can come for as much of the afternoon as you wish: the entire thing is free.

The Voices Behind Storytelling Math Join us on October 24th from 1 pm to 5 pm EST to celebrate
math, diversity, and the power of story. 
Storytelling Math books combine joyful stories, characters of color, and rich math to empower young children.
Developed by Charlesbridge in partnership with TERC and
the Heising-Simons Foundation. Hosted by Executive Editor Alyssa Mito Pusey and
Senior Scientist Marlene Kliman from TERC. This event features amazing authors from the series, including Caldecott Honoree Grace LinJaNay Brown-Wood, and Rajani LaRocca. Expert speakers include Dr. Krista Aronson from the Diverse BookFinder, Vera Ahiyya aka The Tutu Teacher, and Julie Roach from the Cambridge Public Library.  We’ll explore the ideas behind the series, the importance of representation in math picture books, and connections between math and culture.  
The event schedule is below.  Register here: The event will screen on Charlesbridge Youtube:    

SCHEDULE:  October 24, EST 1:00 pm – Opening speakers   Alyssa Mito Pusey, Charlesbridge Executive Editor Liz Simons, Heising-Simons Foundation Kim Brenneman, Heising-Simons Foundation Grace LinAuthor 1:15 pm – Panel: The Story of Storytelling Math Development of Storytelling Math: how we are creating this groundbreaking series Speakers: Alyssa Mito Pusey, Jon Simeon, Marlene Kliman, Grace Lin Moderated by Hanna Lafferty from Charlesbridge 2:05 pm – Panel: Representation in Children’s  Literature  The state of diversity in children’s literature  Speakers: Art Coulson, JaNay Brown-Wood, Jenny Lacika, Amitha Jagannath Knight Moderated by Krista Aronson from the Diverse BookFinder 2:50 pm –Bank Street Book Fest Storytelling Math video with Grace Lin, Alyssa Mito Pusey, and Marlene Kliman 3:05 pm – Panel: Representation in Early Math for Schools and Libraries The importance of representation in math  Speakers: Julie Roach, Vera Ahiyya Moderated by Marlene Kliman from TERC  3:50 pm – Panel: #ownvoices in Children’s Math Stories    The role of #ownvoices and culture in math stories Speakers: Natasha Yim, Ana Crespo, Rajani LaRocca Moderated by Karen Boss from Charlesbridge 4:45 pm –  Closing remarks Preview of next books in the series, Alyssa Mito Pusey Final words from Kim Brenneman  Learn more about Storytelling Math:

Posted October 16, 2020 by consultingstatistics in Uncategorized