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NJAMTE  (New Jersey)

On Friday, December 15th 2023, NJAMTE and the department of Mathematics at Montclair State University hosted a math modeling evening. The focus of the event was the teaching and learning of math modeling. 

During the event, Dr. Catherine Roberts, the new CEO of Consortium for Mathematics and its Applications (COMAP), presented the modeling competitions and resources they have for students and educators. 

The event also included an award ceremony where Dr. Henry Pollak received the Sol Garfunkel award by COMAP. 

Additionally, students from the PhD program in Math Education at Montclair State University presented their research on math modeling in K-12 education. 

Here are some of our numerous pictures from the event. At the center is Dr. Pollak with some of our attendees. Top right is Dr. Roberts, COMAP CEO, talking about the difference between a math problem and a modeling problem. Top left is Helene Leonard, doctoral student at Montclair State University, presenting a modeling problem they designed and implemented in Algebra 1 and 2 classes. Bottom right is our NJAMTE president, Dr. Nicole Panorkou, presenting at the event and bottom left is a picture of our audience.

MI-AMTE (Michigan)

MI-AMTE, with generous support from colleagues at University of Michigan-Dearborn, will host our annual spring conference, Conversations among Colleagues, on March 16, 2024. This year’s theme is Reframing and Humanizing Mathematics Teaching and Learning. We are honored to have two plenary speakers this year: Dr. Amanda Jansen from University of Delaware and Dr. Aris Winger from Georgia Gwinnett College. Many thanks to Dr. Angela Krebs and colleagues for hosting this year’s conference at University of Michigan-Dearborn. 

We are delighted to announce that Dr. Matthew Wyneken (emeritus, University of Michigan - Flint) will be recognized for his dedicated and exemplary service to mathematics teaching and mathematics teacher education in Michigan as the recipient of the 2024 Rheta Rubenstein Service Award at the 2024 Conversations among Colleagues conference. Established in 2016, this award honors MI-AMTE members who have exhibited exemplary service to our organization and profession. 

MI-AMTE has a full slate of professional development offerings this spring. Dr. Michael Brown from Michigan State University presented on “Developing Secondary Mathematics for Teachers Courses Aligned to New Program Standards” in a webinar on January 12, 2024. Upcoming webinars will feature talks on “Using Complex Instruction in Mathematics Teacher Education” (Dr. Joy Oslund, Grand Valley State University) and “Inquiring into Mentoring Secondary Math Prospective Teachers for Racial Justice” (Sheila Orr, Michigan State University). Thank you to Dr. Nicole Garcia and members of the MI-AMTE Professional Development Committee for their work to present these important webinars. 

Finally, MI-AMTE held their annual spring election and the following individuals have been elected to serve on the MI-AMTE Board of Directors for 2024-2027: Dr. Jon Hasenbank from Grand Valley State University (President-Elect), Dr. Matthew Wyneken, emeritus from University of Michigan - Flint (Secretary), Dr. Susan Hillman from Saginaw Valley State University (Board Member At-Large), and Nitchada Kamlue from Western Michigan University (Graduate Student Representative). Many, many thanks to these individuals for their willingness to serve on behalf of MI-AMTE!! 

To learn more about our organization, please visit 

AMTEC (Connecticut) 

Greetings AMTE community! The Associated Mathematics Teacher Educators in Connecticut (AMTEC) will hold its annual Business Meeting in March. We hope to include both in-person and virtual options. This year we are excited to host two great presentations – discuss rethinking what’s important to teach with presenter Gail Burrill from MSU and to examine NAEP trends with Luis Saldivia from ETS. We will also be holding elections for multiple positions. In other work, last month we hosted our third annual preservice teacher conference with participants from across Connecticut. Panelists and speakers shared insights on a range of topics including math teachers as math thinkers, launching problem-solving tasks to promote engagement, fostering belonging through math identity, student teaching, and first-year teaching. Questions and inquiries can be sent to

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Your AMTE Affiliates Connections Committee

The 2024 ACC members and the regions/affiliates they serve appear below.

Pamela Bailey

ACC Chair

Facilitates all ACC Reps

Rebecca Borowski  

West Region


Maria Franshaw

Midwest Region


Nicolette Nalu

Southeast 1 Region  


Johanna Massey and Torrey Kulow  

Southeast 2 Region


Robin Anderson

Northeast Region




The Affiliates Connections Committee and Chair can be contacted through the email address or through contact information provided at