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Elections – Final Call

NM Math Educators et al,

We posted the links below in October at our Annual Conference.  We have had limited applicants, and so we are sending this out again to ensure that we have buy-in from our community.  Remember, these positions help you meet elements in Domain 4.  Furthermore, being an instructional steward for your community is its own reward.  Please email president@nmctm.org if you have questions.

Regional Rep: https://goo.gl/forms/tXOLkBrFa9ZvNo8O2

Treasurer:  https://goo.gl/forms/RMJeHPhKfxyXPnHl2

President:  https://goo.gl/forms/P5lki0KQnuDLf0f02

Math Specialist / NCTM Rep:  https://goo.gl/forms/wupl3wMuRoAANJ4x1

NMCTM Secretary:  https://goo.gl/forms/T4i1TfT3o4w7tfjq1  

NMCTM Communications Specialist:  https://goo.gl/forms/NPloNEhXc5iS83xM2


Our staff directory lists our open and occupied positions and can be found here.

 

Sincerely,

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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 …

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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.

End of Year President’s Message

As we are ending this school year NMCTM would like to thank all of you for your hard work and perseverance as we learned new systems, rolled out new tests, and kept doing what we love to do everyday, helping students to learn.

We hope that as time goes on and we continue to build resources on our new website, that you will find more and more useful information and build collaborative relationships within our organization.

NMCTM is always looking for people to become more involved in the organization and to help us build.  Feel free to email us ideas and comments, talk to your regional representatives, or join us as an active member of the organization.

Thank you again for all that you do for the students in New Mexico.

Tori Gilpin

President NMCTM

FEBRUARY PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE

This is an exciting time for math teachers in New Mexico.  We have been gearing up since the implementation of Common Core standards and at the start of next month all school districts across the state will embark on a new type of testing.  As the President of NMCTM I hope that this will show the hard work that educators across New Mexico have put into preparing our students.

For New Mexico, the new tests will:

• Show whether students are on track to be ready for college and careers

• Compare performance with other states and countries

• Provide data to educators and parents to inform teaching and allow early intervention for students who need extra help

 

Welcome

The Executive Board, along with the Executive Committee, are pleased to present to the General Membership our newly updated website.  We have been working hard to find new innovative ways for our New Mexico Council to have more opportunities to network with other math teachers across the state.  We have implemented Social Media sites through Twitter and Facebook, we are working on our Linked In, and we are looking at Pinterest as well.  Now through this hard work and effort we are ready to unveil a new and improved website.  Some of the new features will include:

Ability to post to a blog
Ability to pay for your membership online through Paypal
Links to useful websites
Links to our social media sites
More current information

This is a work in progress so please be patient as we work out all the glitches.  We are extremely happy to offer this to you and hope that you will be equally as pleased with our efforts.

Sincerely

Tori Gilpin
President NMCTM