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 April 21, 2017                                  Vol. 22, No. 16


         Ignite Talks | Grants, Scholarships, and Awards
                    Academy of Best Practices


                         IGNITE TALKS


 What makes us passionate about math education?

 Earlier this week, we began posting daily a new five-minute
 clip of a different Math Forum community member speaking
 breathlessly about his or her passion for math education.

 Farshid Safi's video hits YouTube today. More clips are in
 the offing:

    - Sharon Rendon: It's a Matter of Trust
    - Brian Shay: Ch-Ch-Ch-Changes
    - Thomasenia Lott Adams: It All Started at Hancock's Place:
      My Journey to Mathematics
    - Francis (Skip) Fennell: W3 - Wanderin',
      Wonderin', Worryin'
    - Annie Fetter: The Power of Ideas

 Check back daily for the next installment in this series of
 Ignite talks from the annual conference of the National
 Council of Supervisors of Mathematics.

 Don't want to wait? Click a talk's title to download its
 corresponding PowerPoint slides, or tune in to the complete,
 unedited video of the entire session, emceed by John Staley:


 For more fast, fired-up fun, watch other Ignite talks from
 previous conferences:


    PoW taking place: Math problem-solving moment of the week

 "I notice that worms are made of of Isololecees triangles....
 I wonder what exercise they do because if they grow that same
 amount each day they must do the exact same thing each day. I
 wonder how long the pattern will continue before it dues....
 We also noticed that in the middle of the worm there are
 double the number of triangles.... So we made that 
 an expression...."

 - Lee and Patricio, highlighted in the FunPoW's latest solution




 Apply now for these grants, scholarships, and awards from the
 Mathematics Education Trust (MET):

    - Enhancing Student Mathematics Learning through the Use of
      Tools and Technology Grants (Pre-K-12)
    - PreK-8 Preservice Teacher Action Research Grants 
    - Professional Development Scholarship Emphasizing the
      History of Mathematics  
    - Program of Mathematics Study & Active
      Professionalism Grants
    - Prospective Middle School Mathematics Teacher Course
      Work Scholarships 
    - Prospective 7-12 Secondary Teacher Course Work Scholarships
    - School In-Service Training Grants

 The deadline to apply for the opportunities listed above is
 Friday, May 5.

 Established 41 years ago by NCTM, MET channels the generosity
 of contributors through the creation and funding of grants,
 awards, honors, and other projects that support the improvement
 of mathematics teaching and learning.


    Now taking place: Math education conversation of the day

 "5 of the best conference minutes for me. Watch then share.
 Just listen for the 'BOOM!'"

 - Molly, tweeted to @themathforum about video of the NCSM
   Ignite! talk by @MrsNewell22


                    ACADEMY OF BEST PRACTICES


 Just getting started in the classroom? Know a new math teacher
 in search of face-to-face learning opportunities?

 The Academy of Best Practices: New Math Teacher Institute aims
 to foster math teachers' pedagogical learning and leadership
 development by addressing such questions as "What does a
 student-centered, problem-based math classroom look like?" and
 "How can I make the Standards for Mathematical Practice flow
 seamlessly through my lessons?"

 All workshop costs, including travel, are covered by CPM
 Educational Program, which offers a stipend and the option of
 earning graduate credit.

viewform While this week-long summer institute is not about the CPM curriculum, the non-profit is launching a new opportunity for those who are already experienced with it. Learn more about the Academy of Best Practices for Veteran Teachers by signing in to this open Google Doc:
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