Dear Math Educators,

 Are you passionate about transforming the math classroom and inspiring students to embrace the wonders of mathematics? If so, we have an incredible opportunity for you to showcase your ideas and expertise at the upcoming ICTM Annual Conference! 

 We are thrilled to announce that speaker proposals are now being accepted for the ICTM Annual Conference, which will take place on Saturday, October 7, at the NIU Conference Center in Naperville. This conference serves as a platform for collaboration, innovation, and the exchange of ideas that help shape the future of math education in Illinois across all grade levels (PreK-16).

 Whether you're an experienced speaker or a new voice eager to make an impact, we warmly welcome your proposals. We believe in the power of diverse perspectives and fresh insights to invigorate the educational landscape. This year, we particularly encourage new speakers to step forward and share their unique perspectives on math education.

 To align with our commitment to fostering equitable math classrooms and nurturing thinking-based learning environments, we invite proposals that connect to our recent conference keynote themes: Equity in the Math Classroom (2023) and Building Thinking Classrooms(2022). We are seeking presentations that explore strategies, initiatives, research, and pedagogical practices that empower students of all backgrounds, promote inclusivity, and cultivate critical thinking skills.

 Here are a few topics that we would love to see covered in your proposals:

  • Innovative approaches to promote equity in math education
  • Strategies for fostering student engagement and participation
  • Initiatives to address current challenges connected to the pandemic
  • Developing problem-solving and critical thinking skills
  • Integrating technology to enhance math instruction
  • Best practices for creating a collaborative and inclusive math classroom

By joining us as a speaker, you will have the opportunity to share your insights, spark meaningful conversations, and contribute to the ongoing advancement of math education. Lead speakers receive FREE conference registration.

 To submit a proposal, complete this Google Form with details about your session. Here is a PDF of the form for your planning purposes. The deadline for submissions is May 31. All sessions will be 50 minutes, and there are two session types to choose from:

  • Regular Sessions 
  • Discussion Sessions (at least half of the time allocated for facilitated discussion among small groups of attendees)

We look forward to reviewing your proposals and assembling a remarkable lineup of speakers that will inspire, educate, and challenge our conference attendees.

Adam Poetzel
ICTM President
[email protected]