Opportunities for Students and Educators
2020 Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching
The Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST) is the highest recognition that a K–12 mathematics or science teacher may receive for outstanding teaching in the United States. Awards alternate each year between elementary (K–6) and secondary (7–12) teachers, and this year awards go to elementary teachers! Anyone -- principal, teacher, parent, student -- may nominate exceptional K–6 mathematics and science teachers who have taught for at least 5 years. Visit www.paemst.org to nominate a teacher or to download an application for yourself! The nomination period is open until March 1st and the application must be completed by May 1st.
2020 STEM Symposium at San Francisco State
The Center for Science and Mathematics Education at San Francisco State is hosting its first annual STEM Teacher Symposium on March 7, from 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM. Educators from the SF Bay Area will be teaching workshops and leading panels and discussion groups about best practices and innovative techniques to further equitize science and mathematics teaching in grades K–12. Come and join us for a day of learning! The first 150 attendees will be guaranteed a $50 honorarium for attendance, or professional development hours for in-service teachers. Lunch will be provided for all registered attendees. Download the poster to share and register for the Symposium online.
Please consider giving a workshop or talk at the STEM Symposium! Teachers who present a workshop or panel will receive an honorarium. The deadline to apply to present is February 7, 2020: csme.sfsu.edu/call-presenters.
San Francisco Math Circle!
Spaces are still available for the San Francisco Math Circle's fall semester (2nd through 5th Grade)! The SF Math Circle is an extracurricular math enrichment program that gives students an opportunity to develop their mathematical thinking skills in a supportive, collaborative, and fun environment. We promote positive attitudes towards math and learning through engaging, hands-on puzzles and games that involve both creativity and critical thinking. For more information and to register visit www.sfmathcircle.org.
NCTM Grant for Enhancing Student Mathematics Learning through the Use of Tools and Technology
NCTM members are eligible to apply for this grant that encourages the innovative use of technology and other tools. For 2019–20, grants with a maximum of $3,000 each will be awarded to persons currently teaching mathematics in grades Pre-K–12. Materials may include, but not be limited to, books, calculators, tablets, computers, or related equipment as well as professional development in the use of the designated tools and technology. The focus of the proposal should be on the mathematics being taught and innovative uses of the tools and technology. Proposals must include a plan for evaluating materials and the anticipated impact on students' learning. Applicants are encouraged to seek matching funds from internal and external sources. The deadline for submitting a proposal is May 1.
San Francisco Math Teachers' Circle (SFMTC)
The San Francisco Math Teachers’ Circle is a professional community of teachers and mathematicians who love solving fun, challenging math problems. The SFMTC offers monthly Saturday meetings for math teachers interested in exploring accessible, exciting topics in mathematics. All teachers are welcome to attend. Meetings include lunch, which is complimentary.
The next meeting is on Saturday, March 7 from 9:30 AM to noon at the Proof School. Check out the SFMTC website for more information and to register.
San Francisco State Master's Degree in Education Program
San Francisco State is seeking K–12 teachers who want to earn a Master's Degree in Education with an emphasis in Mathematics Education. They plan to accept a new cohort for Fall 2020. This two-year program is jointly run by the Departments of Elementary Education, Secondary Education, and Mathematics. For more information, email Professor Judy Kysh: email@example.com or Professor Maria Zavala: firstname.lastname@example.org.