NEO Math Learning Network
These two dynamic math educator communities have
joined forces again! Your time and expertise is valuable, and
spending that time learning alongside fellow math
educators in our region is not only relevant, but necessary to
transform our classrooms for our young mathematicians.
We honor your time, giving you the option of earning 1
hour of college credit from Ashland University.
Attend at least 15 seat hours of CRMTC or GCCTM meetings
this school year, virtual or in person. Collect your Certificates
of Participation, apply for college credit in the spring,
complete a two page testimonial or lesson plan to post to
one of our websites and you’re done!
See next page for more details.
Earn 1 hour of graduate credit from Ashland University
by attending 15 hours of Crooked River/GCCTM events and completing a two page written assignment.
"NEO Math Learning Network: 2020-2021 Series"
Math education professionals engage in research-informed, standards-based learning sessions to
advance both math teaching and learning for all stakeholders. Learning sessions are hosted by
the Greater Cleveland Council of Teachers of Mathematics and/or the Crooked River Math Teachers' Circle .
The Crooked River Math Teachers' Circle (CRMTC) is a group of educators who have caught the
mathematics bug. We love math, or are at least curious enough to learn something
new. We gather in order to experience the joy and creativity of doing mathematics,
no strings attached. Mathematics does not involve problem solving, inquiry,
sense-making and reasoning, but rather IS all of these things. We believe everyone
is a capable mathematician when given the opportunity to truly engage
mathematically. We hope that during the process of doing mathematics together
we will build relationships among university faculty and area mathematics
teachers for the purpose of making mathematics a wonderfully contagious
epidemic in our teachers and their classrooms.
At each meeting, participants will work together to solve one or two low-floor, high-ceiling tasks. By
engaging in these tasks, participants experience first-hand the Standards for Mathematical Practice and
“productive struggle.” Participants will also deepen their understanding of mathematical content, learn
about NCTM’s Eight Effective Teaching Practices , and have an opportunity to reflect on their own
Earn at least 12 seat hours for attending all CRMTC meetings this year. For each virtual or in person meeting
that you attend, earn up to 1.5 or 3 hours respectively towards the needed 15 hours for graduate credit. Fall
semester CRMTC meetings are all virtual on Thursdays, September 17, November 12 and December 10, 2020.
Possible virtual meeting dates for spring semester include Thursdays Jan. 14, Feb. 11, Mar. 11, Apr. 8 and May
13, 2021. If we’re able to meet in-person, we will instead gather on Saturday, January 23, 2021-AM and PM
session, Thursdays, March 11 and May 6, 2021.
The purpose of the Greater Cleveland Council of Teachers of Mathematics (GCCTM) is to encourage an
active interest in the teaching and learning of mathematics and to work toward the
improvement of mathematics education in the Greater Cleveland area. Throughout
the school year, GCCTM provides opportunities for professional development and
growth in mathematics education at all levels.
Earn 11 seat hours for attending all GCCTM meetings this year, including the September
10 and six subsequent 1-hour monthly evening meetings, two 2-hour Saturday
conferences in November and March, and the May 13 Awards Banquet.
To earn one hour of graduate credit, you must
? Accumulate at least 15 hours of Professional Development by attending CRMTC/GCCTM meetings and
submit the hours verification form upon completion of the hours but no later than May 21, 2021.
? Complete a two page written assignment and email it to [email protected]
by May 28, 2021 .
The written assignment may either be a reflection on what you learned from your overall
GCCTM/CRMTC experience or a new lesson plan that was created based on your GCCTM/CRMTC
? Complete the official Ashland University paperwork for the course and pay a fee of $225 per graduate
hour by June 4, 2021
? More details on applying for Ashland credit are coming. Be sure to save your Certificates of
Participation and ensure that your attendance is documented at each meeting.