Soar to Greater Heights 2016 – Social Media Splash!

Prizes?

Did I mention prizes?

With Soar to Greater Heights 2016 less than a month away, it is time to get fired about STEM!  [Forgot to register?  Go here!]  Take your zaniest, most STEM-influenced, and coolest and awesome photos!  Post them to Twitter and use:

#STGH_NM @STGH_NM

You can also post directly to Facebook at facebook.com/newmexicoctm … Let’s have fun while geek out on STEM!

Prizes!!!  Prizes!!! Prizes!!!

social_splash

 

Conference Facebook Page:  https://www.facebook.com/soartogreaterheightsNM/

Conference Twitter:  https://twitter.com/STGH_NM

NMCTM Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/newmexicoctm/

NMCTM Twitter:   https://twitter.com/nmctm

Remember, even though you are having fun in this contest, you are also helping yourself achieve higher scores in Domain 4 … so make sure your dues are paid up while you are having fun splashing STEM photos everywhere!

Sincerely,
esignature
Jonathan Haack
President, NMCTM

 

Dr. Kinzer Memorial Scholarship

We are just shy of a month away from our annual conference Soar to Greater Heights.  We encourage any STEM educators who have not yet registered to do so here.

But more importantly, we would like to remind our constituency of the passing of Dr. Kinzer – long time advocate of PD for math educators in NM and Board Member – and our subsequent decision to enact an annual scholarship in her honor.  The scholarship is $100 and the requirement is attending the conference in full.  Applicants are required to answer the application questions linked to below.

Scholarship Application Link

Sincerely,
esignature
Jonathan Haack
President, NMCTM

Soar 2016 Proposal Registration

NM Math Teachers,

Registration for Soar 2016 is open.  See websites below …

More Information over at NMCTM.  Link here:
http://nmctm.org/2016/06/08/conference-proposals-soar-to-greater-heights-2016/

You can also renew your dues for 2016-2017.  Link here:  http://nmctm.org/subscriptions/

To register a proposal, visit our friends and co-hosts over at EEANM & NMSTA:  Link here:
http://www.nmsta.org/2016-conference-proposals/
(Remember to register a teacher account with the NMSTA website first, then follow the registration process through.

 

Sincerely,
Jonathan

 

NMCTM_Conference

 

Conference Proposals – Soar to Greater Heights 2016

Looking to build up that curriculum vitae?  Keep trying to hit Exemplary in Domain 4e and 4b, but falling short?  A great way to become a better educator and get recognized in the community for it is to share the pedagogies and techniques that are working for you!  From October 14-16, in Soccorro NM, we are proud to co-host the Soar to Greater Heights Conference.  Maybe this year it is time for you to not only attend the awesome course offerings as an attendee, but to build up your resume and vitae by sharing your ideas.  Please visit the Proposal Registration site with our partners over at NMSTA, and don’t forget to Save the Date!

(You will need to register for the NMSTA website first – don’t forget!)

2016-conference-logo

Sincerely,

esignature
Jonathan Haack
President, NMCTM

Exhibitor Registration – Soar to Greater Heights 2016

It is hard to believe that summer is already here and that we are only five months away from our annual conference, Soar to Greater Heights, which takes place October 14-16 at NM Tech in Soccorro, NM.  Registration for attendees is slated to open August 1st so stay tuned and make sure to check back on the website and listserv for when that opens.

At present, however, we are accepting registration for exhibitors, e.g., maybe you run a STEM Camp, or a Coding Club, or some other non-profit or private company that serves NM educators.  This is a great opportunity to expose your message and your offerings to NM teachers.  To register, visit our partners over at NMSTA.  In order to make an informed decision, please review the helpful facts from previous conferences below:

2016-exhibitor-flyer

If you have any follow up questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to NMCTM.

Sincerely,

esignature
Jonathan Haack
President, NMCTM

NM STEM Symposium

NM Teachers, 

The NMCTM is proud to co-host a booth with the NMSTA at the NM Public Education Department’s 3rd Annual STEM Symposium.  Please visit our booth to inquire about our upcoming conference Soar to Greater Heights, hosted at NM Tech October 14-16.  Additionally, we encourage everyone to renew their dues this year which will assist you in Domain 4 with your annual evaluation.

Kindly,

Jonathan Haack

President, NMCTM

2016 Conference Exhibitor Registration

NM Educators,

The Soar to Greater Heights Annual Conference is right around the corner so Save the Date!  This October 14-16 we will be co-hosting our annual conference at NM Tech this year with the continued support of the NMSTA and EEANM.

At this time, we are accepting Exhibitor Registrations only, and those parties are encouraged to apply at the following registration link.  Please be advised that this link will take you to the NMSTA website, where you might have to first create an account prior to submitting your application.

There will be a post regarding registration for the conference itself in the near future.  Stay tuned …

save.the_.date_

Thanks,

Jonathan Haack, President, NMCTM

Dr. Kinzer Annual Memorial Scholarship

NMCTM Members, NM Educators, et al,

It is with great sadness that the NMCTM reports that Dr. Kinzer, a long serving Executive Committee Member of the NMCTM and representative of the NCTM member affiliate program, passed away in a car accident in late February.  Our condolences are with her family during this very difficult time.

To honor her years of service in the educational community, the NMCTM Board has unanimously voted that the annual scholarship for Soar to Greater Heights Conference be hereafter named in her honor.  From this point forward, the scholarship will be known as the Dr. Kinzer Annual Memorial Scholarship.

It is our hope that this scholarship will continue to inspire future generations of educators with the story and legacy of her service, and serve as a model of how to give back to the educational community in NM and abroad.

The family has asked that anyone interested in paying respects to please consider giving to the NMSU scholarship fund that she spent years supporting.  That donation link can be found here:  Advancing NMSU

Sincerely,

NMCTM Executive Committee

Happy New Year

NMCTM Members, NM Teachers, et al,

First of all, happy new year to all the teachers out there, especially our NM Math teachers who struggle to balance curriculum with high stakes testing, evaluations, and an ever changing digital pedagogical environment.  Thanks for the work all of you do.   I know in my own district and at my own sites, that it is my family of teachers that empowers me to finish the year off with strength and energy.  I’m sure you will also be resting on the shoulders of your peers and fellow teachers, collaborating and sharing stories of success, finding ways to increase achievement, and enjoying the students.  With each other, we can continue to succeed.

I am proud to start my tenure as President of the NMCTM this January.  I want to express my thanks to the entire membership and especially to the former President, Tori Gilpin, for her mentorship and guidance.  Most importantly, I would like to continue the great work we have been doing:

  • Soar to Greater Heights Conference
  • Website Renovation & Recruitment Redesign
    • Social Media Integration
    • Membership posting rights
    • Wiki space for sharing lessons
    • Listserv integration
    • Blog integration

I would also like to call out on fellow math educators across the state, both current and retired, whether from a math background specifically, or from another STEM position, to reach out to the NMCTM and tell us how we can best serve you.  The teaching environment is ever changing, and I call on all of you for help in developing a comprehensive Mathematics Vision for NM Students to help all of our students in NM learn mathematics in the most effective way possible.  I will advocate for you as teachers and for the students as our shared body of learners, but I ask in return that you join in on the discussion with us, apply for membership, apply for leadership roles within the organization, contribute to the math dialogue by posting to our blog and listserv.  Share the stories from your community with others across the state, borrow and contribute lesson plans to the upcoming wiki, post events, competitions, workshops, etc., etc.  And although your contribution fulfills NM Teach 4B, remember our task is even larger than that.  Our task is student learning.

Onward!

Jonathan Haack
President, NMCTM

Remember, as members you have user privileges that allow you to post exciting news about mathematics opportunities within the state directly to the blog.  Or you can also sign up for our public listserv, and send and share opportunities to nm-math@googlegroups.com.  Contact webmaster@nmctm.org if you have any trouble or have questions. 

WELCOME BACK

Welcome back to another wonderful school year.  I hope you are all as excited as I am.  Last year was full of changes, and we weathered every storm and continually worked to meet the needs of our students.

We hope that you are enjoying the new website and Social Media feeds.  As a council we are doing our best to reach out and network with math teachers across the state.

Please join us, along with NMSTA, and EEANM, at the Soar to Greater Heights  STEM Conference October 13-15 in Hobbs, New Mexico.  http://www.nmsta.org/conference/

 

Thank you for all that you do every day.

NMCTM