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Call For Presenters

We are excited to announce that we are putting a call for presenters for our annual spring conference! Our conference will be held on Friday, March 20th at Central Maine Community College. Our theme this year is Taking Action: Reflect, Connect and Act on the Mathematical Teaching Practices.


We are committed to giving our attendees quality choices across all grade levels.  If you would like to be considered as a presenter, please complete this form by December 6th! In addition to this being an incredible professional growth experience, you also get the added benefit of attending the conference for free as a thank you for presenting! 


Event Registration is LIVE! 



ATOMIM is happy to invite you to a year of professional development centered around the Taking Action book series. The ATOMIM Board has been hard at work designing this experience.


Book study participants are responsible for purchasing their own books. You will receive a 20% discount if you purchase your book from NCTM and use the discount code DNDMAINE (and ATOMIM will receive a small percentage of the sale). This offer is valid until Oct 31, 2019.

  • We begin with Dine & Discuss in October to launch this year's book study. As we have done in the past, Dine and Discuss locations are all across the state. Pick the dates and locations that work best for you.
  • A second Dine and Discuss will follow in January or February, while we are in the midst of the book study. 
  • We will cap off the year with our Spring Conference and Math Leaders Night in March. Featured speakers for the March events include Sara Frisbie and Donna Karsten, authors of the Coaching in Mathematics Education from NCSM, and Maggie McGatha, co-author of Everything You Need for Mathematics Coaching
  • Our Conference keynote speaker is Margaret (Peg) Smith, Professor and Senior Scientist at the University of Pittsburgh and Taking Action book series editor.

You may participate in any or all of these activities. Make your choices through the registration form. The only requirement is that you become an ATOMIM member (it's free!).


Dine & Discuss dates and locations include:

  • Aroostok Region: Oct 10, Jan 16 @ UMPI
  • Penquis Region: Oct 24, Feb 6 @ Hampden Academy
  • Downeast Region: Oct 17, Jan 16 @ Hancock County Technical Center (Ellsworth)
  • Midcoast Region: Oct 17, Jan 16 @ Mt Ararat Middle School (Topsham)
  • Kennebec Region: Oct 8, Jan 14 @ Gardiner Regional Middle School
  • Western Region: Oct 16, Jan15t @ Washburn (Auburn.)
  • Cumberland Region: Oct 23, Jan 22 @ Harrison Middle School (Yarmouth)
  • York Region: Oct 10, Feb 6 @ Massabseic High School (Waterboro)

The Spring Conference will be held from 7:30 am to 3:00 pm on Friday, March 20, 2020 at Central Maine Community College. Registration will include continental breakfast and box lunch, along with interesting sessions and workshops facilitated by colleagues.


Math Leaders Night will be held from 4:30 to 8:00 pm on Thursday, March 19, 2020 at Central Maine Community College. We use the term "Math Leader" very broadly to include classroom teachers, teacher leaders, department chairs, math coaches, and administrators. If you are the math "go to person" in your school or district, then you are a Math Leader! Sessions will be facilitated by the conference featured speakers. Registration will include dinner. 


Pricing for the events is as follows:

  • Dine & Discuss/Book Study only: $50
  • Spring Conference (Friday) only: $150
  • Dine & Discuss/Book Study with Spring Conference: $175
  • Math Leaders Night Add-on option: $50

Book study participants are responsible for purchasing their own books. You will receive a 20% discount if you purchase your book from NCTM and use the discount code DNDMAINE (and ATOMIM will receive a small percentage of the sale). This offer is valid until Oct 31, 2019.


Register Here

Welcome Back



It’s that time of year again!  


As the President of ATOMIM, I hope you have the best beginning to this school year. Like you, I have been thinking about my classes and how I want to structure the first class.  I love the opportunity each fall to begin again, using what I know has worked in the past and applying what I’ve learned about best practice during my summer professional reading. It’s a high energy time filled with anticipation and a little apprehension about the unknowns that are yet to be revealed.  

 

Summer is a great time to rest, recharge, get ready for the year ahead .  I spent some time this summer reading NCTM’s publication, Taking Action K-5, with the 6-8 and 9-12 books still on my reading shelf.  I also had the opportunity to attend the NCTM Affiliate Leaders Meeting in Colorado with two other board members, Jenna Daniels and Amanda Grove.  This was a well planned meeting where we had time to discuss our goals for the association for the upcoming year as well as participate in several sessions about leadership, advocacy, and communication.  I am excited to share what I have learned!


The ATOMIM Board has exciting professional opportunities planned for the coming year.  The board held its two day summer retreat at the Viles Foundation in Augusta where we focused on designing ATOMIM’s book study for this year, Taking Action.   We have planned two face to face Dine and Discuss meetings.  In addition we have a fabulous annual spring conference planned to be held on March 19th and 20th with Peg Smith, Taking Action series editor, as the keynote speaker.   Our feature speakers will be, Maggie McGatha, author of Everything You Need for Mathematics Coaching: Tools, Plans, and a Process That Works for Any Instructional Leader, Grades K-12,  and Donna Karsten and Sara Frisbie, two of the authors of NCSM’s publication Coaching in Mathematics Education. Mark your calendar for this professional learning opportunity.


Our regional representatives used the retreat time to discuss and plan how to best support teachers of Maine. You may have received an email from the representative for your region.  Please check out the ATOMIM website for the name and contact information of your representative.


Have a great beginning to this school year and look for information about our upcoming Dine and Discuss to kick of this year’s book study.


Sincerely,

Jenny Jorgensen

ATOMIM President 2019-2021


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