Friday, January 29, 2016

Friday My Favorite

We will be hosting the Montana Math Meet (M cubed) in Butte on August 10th and 11th.  This conference is free to MCTM members and $35 for non members.  Unlike more traditional "sit and get" conferences, this conference will be all about participation.  One of the exciting features will be sessions each day called "My Favorite".  In these sessions you will have the opportunity to take 5-10 minutes to share something really cool that you do in your classroom.  To give you an idea of what you could present we will be sharing videos  this spring from MCTM members.  If you have a Favorite to share, you can make a one to two minute video and send it to Hilary Risser ( to post.  Our first video comes from Tony Riehl in Billings.  Please enjoy Tony's trick for dealing with classroom distractions.

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

PAEMST award nominations are open

 Do you know a great Montana science or math teacher, teaching in grades K-6, with 5 or more years of professional teaching experience?

Do you think that person should get some special recognition for their expertise and dedication to student learning?

Would that person mind receiving a $10,000 award from the National Science Foundation, along with an expenses-paid trip to DC to meet with other awardees and attend math and science professional development opportunities?

If your answer is yes to the questions above, please consider taking a few minutes to nominate that person for the 2016 Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST).  In addition, please share this important nomination information with your staff and colleagues and encourage them to make nominations as well.

To nominate a teacher for the award simply go to the website and fill out the short form. To see a detailed description of the PAEMST award, click on the “About the Awards” tab on this website.

If you have any questions please contact:
Marco Ferro
Montana Professional Teaching Foundation
1232 E. 6th Avenue
Helena, MT  59601
Phone:  406.447.1462

Those nominated will be contacted and asked to put together a formal application.  Remember, regardless of whether a teacher pursues the award or not, it is always a nice recognition in and of itself to be nominated.  The nomination form really does only take one or two minutes to complete – so please nominate somebody you know today.  Thank you in advance for your interest and participation in the 2016 PAEMST program.