Opportunities for Students and Educators
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! Lunch will be provided for all registered attendees. Download the poster to share and register for the Symposium online.
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.
Celebrate Pi Day with the Alameda Contra Costa Council of Mathematics Educators (AC3ME)
Kick off the celebration of Pi Day with a presentation by Dan Meyer on the topic: When Will I Use This: The Mathematics of Breaking a Guinness World Record. The presentation is on Saturday, March 14 at 10:00 AM at the Lawrence Hall of Science, 1 Centennial Drive, Berkeley.
This event is free to all teachers, administrators, and MATH lovers—you are invited to join us. Those attending the 10:00 AM presentation will be admitted free to the Lawrence Hall of Science (parking is extra, so plan on carpooling). Dan's presentation and Q&A will end by noon. Afterwards participants are welcome to stay and visit the many wonderful math and science exhibits at the Lawrence Hall of Science!
San Francisco Math Teachers' Association (SFMTA) Panel Discussion
The SFMTA invites you to join fellow educators for a candid look at the implementation of the Common Core State Standards in the 10 years since their adoption. What has changed in Math Education and what hasn’t? Where do we go from here? Panel includes Maria Zavala, Asst. Professor, SFSU, Angela Torres, High School Math Content Specialist, SFUSD, Rori Abernathy, middle school math teacher, SFUSD, and others. The event is on March 20 from 5:30 to 7:30 PM at the County Fair Building, 1199 9th Ave, Golden Gate Park. The event is free for SFMTA members, and $10 for non-members to join. Light dinner will be provided. Learn more about the event and register through the link on this flyer.
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.