Other Events

Our events page highlights upcoming mathematics and STEM events for K–12 students and professional learning opportunities for teachers. Check back regularly to find out all the math happenings around the state and beyond!

Upcoming Events (Special/Limited Time)

Association for Women in Mathematics' Essay Contest

The purpose of the contest is for students in Grade 6-12 and undergraduate students to interview a woman with a mathematical career and write a short essay about her life. See https://awm-math.org/awards/student-essay-contest/.

Submissions can be sent starting on December 1, 2021 and ends on February 1, 2022.

Contest information (including contacts) can be found at https://awm-math.org/awards/student-essay-contest/.

Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST) Nominations

The National Science Foundation is currently accepting nominations and applications for the Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST) program. PAEMST are the highest honors bestowed by the United States government specifically for K–12 science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and/or computer science teaching. Since 1983, more than 5,100 teachers have been recognized for their contributions to STEM education. Awardees serve as models to their colleagues, inspiration to their communities, and leaders in the improvement of STEM education. Up to 108 awardees may be recognized each year.

The PAEMST program is open to outstanding STEM teachers in the 50 states; Washington, D.C.; the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico; Department of Defense Education Activity schools; and the U.S. Territories as a group (comprising American Samoa, Guam, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, and the U.S. Virgin Islands).


Anyone—principals, teachers, parents, students, or members of the general public—may nominate a teacher by completing the nomination form available on the PAEMST website. To submit a nomination, you will need the teacher’s name, email address, and school contact information. If you know more than one teacher deserving of this award, you may submit more than one nomination. Teachers may also apply directly at www.paemst.org.

Presidential Awardees receive a certificate signed by the President of the United States; a trip to Washington, D.C., to attend a series of recognition events and professional development opportunities; and a $10,000 award from the National Science Foundation. They also join a network of award-winning teachers from across the country. The National Science Foundation administers PAEMST on the behalf of The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy.

The nomination deadline is January 7, 2022, and the application deadline is February 6, 2022, for elementary teachers (grades K-6). Secondary teachers (grades 7-12) will be eligible to apply during a future cycle.


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Ongoing Professional Development Learning Opportunities for Teachers

Aloha mai kākou,

Amidst unprecedented challenges and opportunities, we are sincerely grateful for your dedication, commitment, and aloha in classrooms and communities around the world. We honor and celebrate the critical role of educators in today's world and we invite you to innovate, explore, and re-imagine education with us at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa College of Education.

We extend a call for applications to the 2022-2023 Ethnomathematics Graduate Certificate and M.Ed. Curriculum Studies, Mathematics Education master’s degree program. Participants already holding a license in the State of Hawai‘i may add-a-field of licensure in ethnomathematics through the Hawai‘i Teacher Standards Board.

To learn more about the programs and join FREE virtual info sessions, please see the UH News Story:

https://www.hawaii.edu/news/2021/10/04/ethnomathematics-information-session/

Please kindly share with your networks.

For more information, please see the UHM Ethnomathematics Program website or email coemath@hawaii.edu.

Mahalo!

@uhethnomath

UH Ethnomathematics participants

Ongoing STEM Events for K-12 Students

The Oahu Mathematics League (OML) is a mathematics competition league open to high schools across the state of Hawaii.

Website: http://www.oahumath.org/

The Hawaii State Math Bowl is a one-day mathematics competition open to high schools across the state of Hawaii.

Website: https://mc.byuh.edu/math-bowl

The MATHCOUNTS Foundation is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that reaches students in grades 6-8 in all US states and territories with 3 extracurricular math programs. More than a quarter million students participate in their programs or use their resources each year.

Website: https://www.mathcounts.org/

Events Calendar (at a glance)

Past Events

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Six Virtual Playdates: Support & Learn from Local Authors

The University of Hawai'i at Mānoa Curriculum Research & Development Group, together with the Hanahau'oli School Professional Development Center, invite you to a free, virtual, and family-friendly holiday celebration of learning. Participants will choose three from the following six virtual play dates to meet local authors, engage in learning activities for the whole family, and purchase books at discounted prices for the holiday giving season. Read on to learn more about each of the breakout rooms, which will include opportunities to learn how to nurture your keiki mathematical thinking through daily activities, join a local author in a writing workshop, learn how to turn your art passion into illustration, plus a collection of fun and enriching STEAM activities. All learning activities are provided by local creators in Hawai'i, and one lucky winner will be awarded a prize package valued at $50. Join us to celebrate learning, support local businesses, and jump start your holiday shopping!

DETAILS at https://www.hanahauoli.org/pdc-calendar/2020/crdgbookfair

Ethnomathematics Graduate Certificate & M.ED. Curriculum Studies, Math Education

Amidst unprecedented challenges and opportunities, we are truly grateful for your dedication, commitment, and aloha in classrooms and communities around the world. As expressed in the 'ōlelo no'eau, we honor and celebrate the critical role of educators in today's world and we invite you to innovate, explore, and re-imagine education with us in the Ethnomathematics Graduate Certificate (11 months) at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa College of Education. Participants may extend the certificate to a M.Ed. Curriculum Studies, Mathematics Education master’s degree with the completion of additional coursework and requirements (17 months). In addition, participants already holding a license in the State of Hawai‘i may add-a-field of licensure in ethnomathematics through the Hawai‘i Teacher Standards Board.

Ethnomathematics is real-world experiential problem-solving that empowers students to be locally-minded, global citizens with a sense of purpose and a sense of place. Our vision is "Every child will know who they are, where they come from, and where they are going." The ethnomathematics program is intended to inform, inspire, and rejuvenate participants to operationalize the knowledge and experience gained to design curriculum and implement action plans that impact equity and excellence in student learning and achievement. Program graduates become teacher leaders through interconnected work with educational institutions, research organizations, and community partners.

Please see the information sheet attached and link to our UH News Story.

Application Information and Deadlines:

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution (any field)

  • Grade point average: 3.0 or above (please inquire if below)

  • Teaching experience in P-20 (early childhood education through university) or equivalent experience

  • Letters of recommendation

  • Statement of purpose

Early admission deadline: December 1, 2020

General admission deadline: February 1, 2021

We invite you to join one of our virtual information sessions:

  • Tuesday, November 10, 3:30-4:30 p.m. Hawai'i time (5:30 p.m. PST and 8:30 p.m. EST)

  • Friday, November 13, 4-5 p.m. Hawai'i time (6 p.m. PST and 9 p.m. EST)

To join the session, please click on this link a few minutes before the start time (the host will let you in): https://coehawaii.zoom.us/j/8089563359

For more information, please see our ethnomathematics website or contact us at coemath@hawaii.edu.

PROGRAM FLYER

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NCTM 2020 Virtual Conference

Unfortunately NCTM's centennial celebration scheduled for April 2020 in Chicago was postponed because of the pandemic. However, the show must go on. The next annual meeting will be held virtually from November 11-14, 2020. Registration opens September 1.


Register by October 15 and receive a swag bag of goodies including a limited edition NCTM centennial t-shirt.

Now is also a good time to renew your NCTM Membership.

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Games to Promote Conceptual Understanding in Mathematics

In this FREE webinar, participants will explore math games to use in the classroom that enhance students’ number and operation sense.

Saturday, November 7, 2020

10:30 to 11:30 am (Hawaii Standard Time)

Location: Online via Zoom

FREE (click image or here to register)

NCTM's 100 Days of Professional Learning

In celebration of 100 years of service to educators, NCTM launch 100 Days of Professional Learning. These free webinars feature speakers who were scheduled to speak in Chicago at the centennial celebration that was postponed due to the pandemic and other speakers and topics geared for teachers of all levels. Webinars continue through October. Recordings are posted the day after each session. Join educators from around the nation for professional learning webinars on a variety of topics! One webinar a day (April 1 - October 15, 2020) is available all sponsored by National Council of Teachers of Mathematics. Visit the following link for more information:

https://www.nctm.org/100-Days-of-Professional-Learning/

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Using Math Games to Support Learning in Grades 3-12

Date: September 8, 2020

Time: 3:30-5:30 PM (Hawaii Standard Time)

Location: Online via Zoom

Cost: $60, includes a free digital copy of NSights Math Games to Promote Conceptual Understanding

Register here.


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#GrowWithUs808 presents: DISTANCE LEARNING TOGETHER

Learn about how you can use Desmos to bring delight to mathematics, even from afar.

All grades welcome!

August 13, 2020

4:15 - 5:15 p.m.

Register at http://bit.ly/3fP8ncQ

Virtual Math Summit 2020

Free Professional Development for Elementary Teachers (25 exciting speakers) on August 3-5, 2020

https://buildmathminds.com/virtual-math-summit/

Join the weekly Math Teachers' Circle Network Online Series, available to educators all over the country! Sessions are held on Tuesdays, 2 to 3pm, HST.

https://mathcommunities.org/online-teacher-circle/