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There are many ways to get involved as a mathematics educator in Colorado, including a listserv, several organizations for teachers and supervisors of mathematics, and events you can attend.


Colorado Events

Due to COVID-19, it should be assumed that most in-person events are either canceled or have moved online. Because of the frequently shifting circumstances, please check with each organization or provider to get up-to-date details before registering or attending.

CCTM Events

The CCTM Annual Conference is the largest annual event in Colorado supporting the professional development of teachers of mathematics. The 2019 conference will be held July 29-30 on the campus of the University of Denver. For more information and to register, visit https://www.cctmath.org/conference.

NCTM Leadership Conference

On July 16, NCTM will host their Leadership Conference in Denver at the Crowne Plaza hotel. Speakers include Robert Berry (NCTM President), Angela Barlow (Editor-in-Chief of the new MTLT journal), Marian Dingle, Mary Pittman, Joanie Funderburk, Michelle Naidu, Kim Smith, and Andrew Busch. The registration deadline is July 8 and the cost is $250, but you should not wait to register as space is limited.

Math on the "Planes"

Each February, the Colorado Council for Learning Disabilities (CCLD) hosts a two-day workshop for teachers of mathematics with a focus on struggling learners. For more information, see the CCLD website. The 2019 Math on the "Planes" featured Steve Leinwand and was held February 22-23 in the Adams 12 School District. Information about the 2020 Math on the "Planes" workshop will be available in late 2019.

CML Meetings

The Colorado Math Leaders (CML) meet monthly throughout the school year. Meeting dates, times, and locations for the 2019-2020 school year are on the following Wednesdays:

  • September 11: 10:00-2:00, Summit County
  • October 16: 10:00-12:00, Virtual via Zoom
  • November 13: 10:00-2:00, Littleton
  • December 11: 10:00-12:00, Virtual via Zoom
  • January 22: 10:00-2:00, Cherry Creek
  • February 12: 10:00-12:00, Virtual via Zoom
  • March 11: 10:00-2:00, TBD
  • April 15: 10:00-12:00, Virtual via Zoom
  • May 13 (Annual Business Meeting): 10:00-2:00, TBD

For meeting locations, agendas, and other details, please subscribe to the CML mailing list by contacting Raymond Johnson.

Math Circles

Rocky Mountain Math Teachers' Circle meets the first Saturday of each month from 8:30 until noon at the University of Colorado Denver. For more information and to RSVP for a meeting, see https://clas.ucdenver.edu/rmmcp/rocky-mountain-math-teachers-circle.

Rocky Mountain Math Students' Circle is a collection of activities, with math circles held in various districts along with math circle summer camps. For more information, see https://clas.ucdenver.edu/rmmcp/rocky-mountain-math-students-circles.

Northern Colorado Math Circles (NoCOMC) provide math circle sessions for both middle school math teachers and middle school students (4th-8th graders). For more information, see http://northerncoloradomathcircles.org/.