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NCTM 100 Days of Professional Learning

May 4-7, 2020

NCTM’s 100 Days of Professional Learning  jumps into May with more free, live 60-minute webinars by selected speakers from the NCTM Centennial Annual Meeting & Exposition program that was to take place in Chicago. Scroll down for next week’s lineup.

  • Webinars take place on 100 selected days leading up to the October’s NCTM 2020 Annual Meeting & Exposition in St. Louis.
  • Webinars have been announced into July so far, with more to come.
  • Speakers and topics are geared to meet all grade bands and interests.
  • All webinars are recorded and made available afterwards at

Free, Live Webinars Next WeekLearn more and register for these and other webinars at

See It, Move It, Grasp It: Math with Virtual Manipulatives (PK-2) | May 4, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. EDT| Speaker: Chrissy Newell | Please note that this webinar is full. A recording will be available afterwards.  

4 Strategies to Help Students Start Math Problems and Stick with Them (Grades 6-8) | May 5, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. EDT| Speakers: Kyle Pearce and Jon Orr

Creativity and Storytelling in Mathematics Lessons (Grades 6-12) | May 6, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. EDT| Speaker: Phillipp Legner

Is 2020 Vision Good Enough? Looking Ahead to What Comes Next (General Interest) | May 7, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. EDT| Speaker: Cathy Seeley

Bookmark to stay up-to-date as more free, live webinars are announced…and to access free recordings of all completed webinars

Download our new NCTM Publications 2020 catalog. Discover peer-reviewed publications, designed for administrators, principals, teachers, math coaches, teacher educators, and more. Forward this message to math educators who might be interested in these webinars and other free NCTM resources. Thank you!


First Begles of 2020!

MESA invites you to the first Begles of 2020! This Begles is during recruitment weekend and we would love to see as many faces as possible at this event! Keep an eye out for an email with address information.

End of Semester Celebration!

MESA will hold our end of the semester celebration at the ice skating rink at the Classic Center on Wednesday, December 4th. The skate time we’ve selected is 5:00-6:30pm. If you are hesitant about ice skating, fear not! The Classic Center ice rink has skating aids to help support your balance (see photo below!) Please use this sign up sheet to RSVP for the event. Recall, MESA will cover the cost of the ticket for the first 35 individuals that sign up, so act fast! If you plan to bring your partner and/or children, please list their names on separate lines.  Look for another email closer to Wednesday about when and where to pick up your ticket if you are one of the lucky 35! Please let me know if you have any questions!

MESA Officers 2019-2020

President: Jonathan Foster,

Vice President: C. Rett McBride,

Secretary: Claire Sarver,

Treasurer: Anne Waswa,

NCTM Representative: Jenna Menke,

Colloquium Chairs: Halil Tasova & Biyao Liang

TME Editors: Halil Tasova & Brandon Singleton

Undergraduate Representatives: Miranda Hermes, Katelyn West, & Taylor Anne Hill,

Advisor: Dr. Dorothy White,

Dr. Saenz-Ludlow – Colloquium

Join us on Monday, February 25th for a colloquium hosted by Dr. Adalira Saenz-Ludlow of University of North Carolina at Charlotte. The title of her talk is, ” Are Diagrams Conceptualizing Tools?”

Event: Feb. 25th, 3:00 pm in Aderhold room 229

Abstract: The colloquium will focus on the nature of diagrams and diagrammatic reasoning from the semiotics of Charles Sanders Peirce. What are the elements of Peircean SIGNS and why are they dynamic and evolving? Why do SIGNS depend on subjectivity without leaving behind objectivity? What kind of SIGNS are diagrams and what kind of reasoning do they mediate?  Examples from the mathematical activity of children and teachers as well as from the history of mathematics will shed light on diagrams as conceptualizing tools.

Please email to sign up for a meal or meeting with our guest. Don’t miss out on this great opportunity!