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

NEW Southeast Oklahoma Math Teachers' Circle (Virtual): Tuesday, November 9th, 2021

We are so excited to have Chris Bolognese join us as he shares a new activity, "Connectivity Puzzles". Chris is well known in the math community and has been an editor for the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics journal, The Mathematics Teacher, as well as Ohio High School teacher of the year. He's known for his math puzzles.

We all need a break to be challenged and to do something we love, and this is your invitation! So, get on your comfy clothes, grab a computer or a phone and join our Zoom meeting! You will be so glad you did!

Join us for a great time while earning 1.25 hours of professional development. To receive the PD certificate and have a chance to win a fabulous "Zoom door prize", you must remain until the end of the meeting. When you register on Eventbrite, please make sure you include your mailing address!

Registration Link: seokmtcnov92021meeting.eventbrite.com

 

NEW Tulsa Math Teachers' Circle (in-person): Thursday, November 4th, 2021

The first Tulsa Math Teachers' Circle (TMTC) meeting of the year is Thursday, November 4th from 6:00-8:00 pm. We will be exercising our collective problem-solving skills in small groups during this meeting. The evening will start at 6:00 pm with a meal, with the math session beginning at 6:30 pm.

  • Location: The University of Tulsa, Keplinger Hall, Room 3160 (Upstairs in the west wing of the building)
  • To RSVP, email Janica Edmonds, janica-edmonds@utulsa.edu

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! Thank you to all of our hosts, facilitators, and participants.

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

Tonia Kuehn

East Central University

Facebook Page

Edmond (Central)

Kristi Karber

Camille Willyard

Amy Milligan

University of Central Oklahoma:

September 14th, 2021

October 26th, 2021

Facebook Page

Interest Form

Stillwater (North)

Michael Oehrtman

Allison Dorko

Oklahoma State University

Website

Tulsa (Northeast)

Tulsa Math Teachers' Circle

Janica Edmonds

University of Tulsa

Website

 

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Last updated on October 25, 2021