“NEA has a long-standing commitment to an equitable education for all students. As a math teacher, I know the role mathematics plays in a student’s success. I also know that too few students are choosing to take science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) courses. This year, the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics will focus on equity – the principle that excellence in mathematics education requires high expectations and strong support for all students,” NEA President Dennis Van Roekel said.
“NEA is partnering with NCTM to make a wealth of equity resources available to NEA members. These resources are typically available exclusively for NCTM members, so this is a special opportunity to access this valuable information. NEA members will have access from Oct. 1 to Dec. 31 at http://www.nctm.org/nea,” Van Roekel added.
Through NEA’s Partnership with the NCTM, NEA members now have access to resources such as Supporting Diverse Learners: Teacher Collaboration in an Inclusive Classroom (February 2005), Building Responsibility for Learning in Students with Special Needs (October 2004) and many others.
NEA members will be offered $10 off the regular membership fee if they choose to join NCTM. The membership includes one journal – Teaching Children Mathematics (Pre-K-6), Mathematics Teaching in the Middle School (5-9) or Mathematics Teacher (8-14). NEA members do not have to join in order to have access to the equity resources, but they must use http://www.nctm.org/membership/ or they’ll be asked for their membership number.
NCTM is a public voice of mathematics education, providing vision, leadership and professional development. NEA is proud to collaborate in this effort to support teachers in ensuring equitable mathematics learning of the highest quality for all students.