Viles Foundation: Northern New Mexico Outreach Program

STEM Educators in Northern New Mexico are often amazed by their wonderful students.  It is even more amazing when we have exemplar students who have overcome adversity in their lives, including but not exclusive to having been orphaned.  If you teach in Northern NM, and think one of your students might qualify for assistance from The Viles Scholarship Foundation, use the link below to reach out to them … #nctm #nmctm

Viles Foundation

AP Annual Conference

Teach STEM in NM?  AP Calculus?  AP Bio?  Or, teach elementary and concerned about horizontal alignment with AP courses?   #nctm #nmctm The AP Annual Conference is right around the corner during July 22-26 in Austin, TX.



The College Board offers the following guidelines:


Next Generation Science Standards & Crosscutting Concepts

Teach math but concerned about how students connect that learning to science?  Teach science but want and need your students to understand the mathematics needed to make an argument and defend it?  The Next Generation Science Standards explicitly call for “crosscutting” conceptual development, or taking your other subjects including math to explain and articulate the findings in science … #nctm #nmctm


Spotlight on PARCC

Many NM educators already get this newsletter, but if you don’t or in case you missed it, Parcc Inc. CEO Laura Silver sat down last week to discuss the first year of implementation and why she thinks it is “worthy of American students.”  Be informed!  #nctm #nmctm

Spotlight PARCC

Wolfram Alpha & Much More …

Fan of Wolfram Alpha?  Ever wonder where it came from and wondering if you could use that power to create technologically driven instructional modules?  Check out Mathematica coding and its suite of ready made instructional demonstrations at the Wolfram Demonstrations Project … #nctm #nmctm


Desmos: Free Online Graphing Tool

Desmos has been around for a while now, but it never stops getting better … perhaps you are teaching Calculus and the f’, f”, tests and want to overlay the original function with its two derivatives to teach curve sketching?  Maybe just want your students to appreciate what the a, b, and c coefficients do in a standard quadratic function?  Desmos can do that and more … #nctm #nmctm … Best part yet, it has a Chrome app too, with user accounts …


Schoolzilla: District Data Management Software

Part of an administrative team and charged with robust data analysis of your school’s attendance?  Maybe you are at part of payroll and need to evaluate a school’s budget margins?  Whatever it is, Schoolzilla has amazing potential and power to generate those data into meaningful visuals and analyses … #nctm #nmctm



Academy for the Love of Learning

Department Chair?  Professional Learning Community Chair?  Small Learning Community?  Interested in facilitating leadership growth at your school this fall?  Consider the programs at the Academy for the Love of Learning … #nctm #nmctm


UNM-PNM Math Contest

Teaching math this fall in NM?  Interested in having your students engage in a mathematics competition?  Consider the UNM-PNM Math Contest, which has been happening since 1965.  #nctm #nmctm


Santa Fe Institute

New to NM?  Live around or near Santa Fe?  Consider visiting the Santa Fe Institute and signing up for their newsletter.  There are some societies and course offerings that might be of assistance to secondary STEM teachers.  #nctm #nmctm


National Association of Math Circles

Math Circles are not just informal meetings and social hours, but are a style of exploration that can’t be fit into a box per se … if you are interested in reading further, a great place to start is the National Association of Math Circles. #nmctm #nctm