2018 ICTM Southern Section Conference


The conference will take place at the Hancock Conference Center at John A. Logan College [JAL] in Carterville, Illinois, just nine miles (10 minutes) east of Carbondale. There is ample and very convenient parking available at the college, right next to the conference center.


The main speaker will be Dr. Akihiko Takahashi, a world leader in Lesson Study from DePaul University. He will be giving the main conference presentation at the Luncheon: "A way to make a school as a place for joyful learning for both students and teachers." The talk will be concerned with Quality Lesson Study in mathematics using the ideas of Collaborative Lesson Research (CLR) and teaching math through problem solving.

Jackie Murawska, ICTM President, George Reese, ICTM Past President and other ICTM colleagues will be speaking on the program, along with numerous classroom teachers from throughout Illinois.

The Conference Announcement and Brochure is just being completed and will be put on the ICTM website www.ictm.org in the near future. It will include a Registration Form.

The conference registration fee is $85 (before February 13, 2018 and $95 after that). The fee includes a Continental Breakfast, Beverages and Snacks at breaks, Luncheon, Conference Folder and materials and all the sessions with teaching materials from them.

Registration information is available at the conference website at

You can register as follows:

.  online
.  by phone with a credit card, call Conference and Scheduling Services at 618/536-7751

.  by faxing the Registration Form with credit card information to 618/453-5680

Any Questions? Please call Coordinator Ms. Leslie Brock at 618/453-1141 or send an email to her at  lagodwin@siu.edu



2017 MEGSL Fall Conference

Save the date and make plans to attend the fall conference! Our theme is "Everything is a Math Problem" and our keynote speaker is Claran Einfeldt.

When: October 6-7, 2017
Where: Hazelwood West Middle School
12834 Missouri Bottom Road
Hazelwood, MO 63042

Be a presenter! Complete the presenter form here.
Make plans to attend! The registration form is here.
What's planned? Check out our "at-a-glance" guide.

Here's the conference program.

Pay using our online shop.

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Claran Einfeldt is the President and Founder of one of the nation’s most successful mathematics consulting companies. Her love of learning mathematics includes a Master’s Degree in Mathematics and her passion for teaching mathematics includes the course work for a Doctorate in Mathematics Education.

With extensive practical experience at the local, state, and national level, Claran Einfeldt is widely recognized for her expertise in the area of cutting edge mathematics curriculum, assessment, and instruction. Einfeldt is sought out by schools, colleges, and professional organizations throughout the country to work with teachers, administrators, parents, school boards, and communities. This combination of experience allows her to communicate the theory behind the issues, while providing the practical “how to” strategies in order to facilitate positive change in today’s mathematics classrooms, schools, and districts.

Claran Einfeldt is widely acclaimed as not only a dynamic speaker but also a true “teacher’s teacher” and a consultant that gets results. Participants in Claran‘s seminars appreciate her down-to-earth style and humorous delivery, as well as the wide variety of ready-to-use ideas for today’s mathematics classrooms. Claran Einfeldt begins all consulting work asking the question “What would you dream for if you knew you couldn’t fail”?

Claran Einfeldt is designing and delivering statewide training on the math CCSS for K-12 for the state of Illinois.




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MEGSL Scholarships

The Mathematics Educators of Greater St. Louis (MEGSL) is offering two $1000 scholarships for high school and college students interested in careers in mathematics education. Download the high school or college application form and nominate that outstanding student who could use $1,000 to pay for their education next year. Applications are due by April 1 each school year.

Past Scholarship winners:


MEGSL Teacher of the Year

One of the goals of the Mathematics Educators of Greater St. Louis is to recognize excellence in mathematics teaching. To meet this goal, Teacher-of-the-Year Awards are given each spring and in four categories: K–5 (Elementary), 6–8 (Middle), 9–12 (Secondary), and Post-Secondary.

Do you have a colleague who is a deserving candidate? Download a MEGSL Teacher-of-the-Year Award nomination form. Nominations are due by April 1 each school year.


Past Teacher-of-the-Year winners:



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