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The President's Pen
Kim Conley
GCTM President 

Have I told you lately how awesome our Georgia Mathematics Conference board is? I wish everyone could get a glimpse behind the scenes as to what it takes to put on the GMC. Our speakers were amazing and gave the little boost of inspiration I needed to keep going. Although the format was virtual, I appreciate that conference participants can interact with the speakers and other participants via the chatbox to express agreement, disagreement, or ask questions. 

Trina Wilkerson

The session with NCTM President Trena Wilkerson, in particular, inspired me as we move into the new year. There are so many moving pieces with Georgia’s mathematics education programs. Making connections with others and striving to build and improve our programs is difficult.   I ask you to think about these questions I wrote down from her session:

What bridges can we build?
How do we join together?
How do we fix our bridges?
How are YOU going to use your voice?

We can all make a difference, but it can’t come from just the work of a few. So my challenge to you is to find one thing.  It can be big or small. Let’s build some bridges together, and GCTM is here to help you develop the tools to do just that.


If you missed the GMC in October, Part 2 takes place on February 5th.  We will host our featured speakers and traditional mini-sessions. Go to our website, www.gctm.org, for registration information.

Also, don’t forget to save these dates! I am excited to announce that we are planning for GMC 2022 at Rock Eagle October 19-21, 2022.  We have missed seeing our members face-to-face, and we hope that we can make that happen in the Fall.  During the summer, we will also join and support the Department of Education to host the Summer Academies as we begin to prepare for the roll-out of the new mathematics standards.  Stay tuned as the details unfold the Spring Issue 2022 Issue of Reflections. 

Finally, I want to remind you that there is still time to register for the virtual GMC 2021 Part 2 which will take place on February 5th. We will provide various impressive sessions, and we will feature terrific speakers such as Jean Lee, Pam Seda, Billy Singletary. Thankfully, our Keynote Speakers from October will also be returning so you never know who you will run into. We would not be able to bring this quality of professional development without the support of our amazing sponsors and vendors who are always there to support GCTM and our teachers. This conference is only a few short weeks away. Don’t miss this opportunity to be inspired, grow, and connect with other teachers from across the state as we head into this new year. 

Much love and appreciation,

Kim

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