Monday, September 18, 2017

NCWIT Award for Aspirations in Computing

Dear MCTM teacher,

This is the 6th year! And we need your help again.

For a number of years, the NCWIT (National Center for Women and Information Technology) has given national awards to high school girls.  The NCWIT Award for Aspirations in Computing is for young women with aspirations and achievements in technology and computing.

This year will be the sixth year that there also will be a MONTANA contest for Montana girls.  The time to submit applications is Sept. 1 through November 6 and the application is found at

There are many qualified high school girls that would apply if they just had a little push from a leader like you. Any interested female high school student would need to fill in the on-line application, and get a parent and a school official to approve it to be entered into both the national and Montana contests.

We have had winners from high schools in Absarokee, Anaconda, Arlee, Beaverhead County, Bozeman, Cascade, Cut Bank, Helena Capital, Helena High, Jefferson High, Libby, Missoula Big Sky, Missoula Hellgate, Missoula Sentinel, Noxon, Park County, Simms and Whitefish High School.  We hope your school will be represented on the winners list this year. But girls have to apply.

We are looking forward to recognizing Montana's talent, and hope that you would encourage the young women that you know to apply. Sometimes all they need is a little encouragement and you are the person to provide that.

Thank you,
Steve Harper and Ted Wendt
Computer Science
Carroll College

P.S. There also is a Montana educator award (with $1000 for professional development) given each year. Do you know a good teacher that you should encourage to apply (maybe you?)? Encourage them to go to:

Need help applying?

Sunday, September 17, 2017

MCTM Scholarships - Deadlines are coming soon!

Do you have a Professional Development conference you would like to attend?


Throughout the past years, MCTM has given scholarship money to help teachers attend NCTM Conferences in Boston and San Antonio, Twitter Camp in Atlanta and Minneapolis, NCSM in Oakland and AMTE in Irving, California.  




MCTM Scholarships


The Montana Council of Teachers of Mathematics (MCTM) offers $3000 of scholarships for teacher members each year to pursue professional development opportunities.  The Karen Longhart Scholarship application deadline is October 12 and the MCTM Teacher Scholarship application deadline is November 30.


Each of our scholarships have specific dollar amounts.  Each of the two annual Karen Longhart Scholarships are for $500; local professional development in-state scholarships are for $250, and all out-of-state scholarships are for $400.  

More information and application forms are available on our web page:  For those desiring to speak to a person, call David Erickson, 406-243-5318 or email Karen Longhart Scholarship applications due October 12; other teacher scholarships due November 30. Please apply today!

Thursday, September 7, 2017

Upcoming events from STREAM

STandards-Based Teaching Renewing Educators Across Montana (STREAM) K-8 Regional Mathematics Events will be held in Miles City (Fall 2017) and Kalispell (Spring 2018).  STREAM K-8 Regionals offer the opportunity for K-8 teachers to engage in professional learning to enhance their knowledge of mathematics content, improve their instruction and better understand the Montana standards through a blend of face-to-face and online learning.  STREAM will cover expenses associated with mileage, lodging, per diem and substitute pay.  Teachers earn 45 OPI renewal credits and a $400 stipend.  Interested teachers can read more about it at: STREAM Regional K-8 Mathematics Events.