Oklahoma Math Teacher Circles


Math Teacher Circles are for any educator, PreK-20, who is interested in engaging in mathematics and building a mathematics community. See below for upcoming national and regional Math Teacher Circle events.

Virtual Math Teachers' Circle Opportunities

  • National Math Teachers' Circle events, monthly, 6:00-7:30 pm. Connect with math educators across the country while engaging in mathematics!
    • April 13, 2021
    • May 11, 2021 
    • June 8, 2021

Learn more and register here.

View additional opportunities for Math Teachers' Circles and Math Students' Circles here.

Goals of a Math Teacher Circle

Oklahoma Math Teacher Circles work to accomplish the following goals:

  • Goal 1: Reflect on one’s cultural and mathematical identity, and recognize every student has a unique cultural and mathematical identity. 
  • Goal 2: Develop strategies and a safe classroom culture to help students self-identify as mathematicians, reflect on their relationship with mathematics, and embrace themselves as mathematicians.
  • Goal 3: Foster an educator community that is built on a foundation of mathematics and values educator voice, mutual trust, openness, and reflection.
  • Goal 4: Apply the principles of the Math Teacher Circle community in the mathematics classroom to create an inclusive community built on productive struggle, student/educator voice, mutual trust, openness, collaboration, and reflection. 
  • Goal 5: Purposefully plan mathematics instruction that builds an all-inclusive classroom community responsive to the goals and needs of underrepresented students.

At our inaugral Oklahoma Math Teacher Circle Summer Workshop, educators developed their own mathematical identities by participating in open-ended, challenging math tasks. Facilitators included national math celebrities Fawn Nguyen, Josh Zucker, Tatiana Shubin, and Jana Talley. A part of the week-long experience included hearing from speakers about bringing equity to the mathematics classroom and developing students' mathematical and cultural identities. 

Oklahoma Regional Math Teacher Circles

Interested in participating in a Math Teacher Circle? Regional Math Teacher Circles are coming soon to an area near you! Regional circles held events during the 2019-2020 academic year (see dates and locations below.) Thank you to all of our hosts, facilitators, and participants!

A very special thank you to East Central University, Kristi Karber, Donna Bussell, Emily Quinn, Oklahoma State University, and University of Tulsa for facilitating Math Teachers' Circle events during the 2019-2020 academic year.

For information about 2020-2021 Math Teachers' Circle Events, see below:

City/Region OKMTC Leadership Team Location Find dates/times for future events
Ada (Southeast)

Rhonda Hibbard

Linda Goeller

East Central University

Facebook Page

Edmond (Central)

Kristi Karber

Camille Willyard

Amy Milligan

University of Central Oklahoma

 

Facebook Page

Interest Form

Stillwater (North)

Michael Oehrtman

Events postponed for the 2020-2021 academic year.

Oklahoma State University

 

Website

Tulsa (Northeast) Tulsa Math Teachers' Circle

University of Tulsa

 

 

Website

 

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Last updated on May 6, 2021