Summary of Recent Affiliate Accomplishments and Upcoming Activities:
IMTE holds its annual business meeting in conjunction with the annual ICTM conference in the fall and aims to have a summer gathering to discuss and share the ongoing work of members. IMTE helps communicate state changes in policy and provides a place for institutions of higher education to strengthen their programs through collaboration and sharing. Over the past year IMTE and the Illinois Council of Teachers of Mathematics (ICTM) have held joint Roundtable discussions to K-12 math teacher shortages and retention issues and are working towards ways to recruit more math teachers as well as support them during their initial years of teaching. In addition, IMTE keeps members up-to-date via its list serve and hosts webinars and Zoom chats to bring members together throughout the year.