Posted Date: 11/14/2023
Five teachers from the Ouachita Parish School System recently visited Washington D.C. to take part in the National Council of Teachers in Mathematics.
Maggie Acree, 6-12 Math Instructional Coordinator at Ouachita Parish School Board, along with West Ouachita’s Amanda Bonney and Kayla Maier, West Monroe’s Janyce Rawls and Calhoun Middle’s Lauren Howe spent the last week of October learning new strategies and how to stay current with their knowledge of secondary mathematics.
The program’s theme for 2023 was “Creating Spaces for Change through Community: It Starts with You”. The expo included inspiring education sessions from leading mathematics educators and expert keynote speakers and leaders in mathematics education.
“At NCTM, I learned the importance of connectivity,” Bonney said. “As teachers, we need to connect to one another and share thoughts and ideas that benefit the education system. Within the classroom, we need to teach mathematical connections; all subjects are interconnected to one another, not just isolated concepts.”