Kentucky Council of Teachers of Mathematics
Focus: Student Mathematicians in Action
Thank you to all the speakers and participants that helped to make the this years conference a great success! It was a day of learning and celebrating, highlighted by a keynote by the amazing Dr. Maggie McGatha. Check out the blog for more reflections!
FOR YOUR CALENDAR: Next year's Conference will be November 5th, 2016
Congratulations to KCTM member
2013 Presidential Award of Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching
Robyn Morris has taught middle school math and social studies for 20 years, where the past nine have been spent teaching 7th grade at East Oldham Middle and is a National Board Certified teacher in Early Adolescence Mathematics. Robyn has served as a school level Math Department Chair, as a member of the Oldham County Schools math committee that developed and implemented the Common Core in the district, and as a member of the Ohio Valley Educational Cooperative Math Leadership Network that aided in the implementation of the Common Core in Kentucky. She has also served as a math lab classroom teacher for the Public Education Business Coalition Thinking Strategies Institute at the school, district and regional level.
As part of the award, she will receive $10,000 from the National Science Foundation, a certificate signed by the president and a trip to Washington, DC to attend a series of events.
At this time, the 2014 and 2015 winners have not been announced by the Press Office of the President of the United States of America.
2016 PAEMST Nominations are now open for teachers, grades K- 6
The deadline for nominations is April 1, 2016. Please do not wait until the last minute to nominate. The process requires planning and reflection. The nomination form should be completed early enough to ensure that the nominated teacher is given enough time to thoroughly prepare an application that reflects exemplary teaching prior to the application deadline.The award runs in two cycles with teachers for grades K-6 recognized in even years (e.g., 2016) and teachers for grades 7-12 recognized in odd years (e.g., 2017).
Recipients of the award receive the following:
· A certificate signed by the President of the United States.
· A paid trip for two to Washington, D.C., to attend a series of recognition events and professional development opportunities.
· A $10,000 award from the National Science Foundation.
· An opportunity to build lasting partnerships with colleagues across the nation.
This growing network of award-winning teachers serves as a vital resource for improving science, technology, engineering, and mathematics education and keeping America globally competitive.
Nominate outstanding elementary, grades K-6 mathematics and science (including computer science) teachers NOW for the 2016 awards. Applications are due by May 1, 2016.
Click here for eligibility and to submit a nomination.
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