The ACTM Month of Math starts THIS week with a keynote from NCTM President Trena Wilkerson & AAML pre-conference keynote with NCSM President Mona Toncheff. We realize the demands on educators are more than ever before, and we hope the topics of the sessions will support your efforts during this especially challenging year.

Virtual Conference registration gets you an annual ACTM membership and access to webinar recordings.

As STEM educators, you may be interested in this wonderful newsletter from our science colleagues: September Science Newsletter<;;sdata=6JbE3jxO2obqninVkio4asqn6H%2BSyeDc1VHpAyyQ0h8%3D&amp;reserved=0>.

The Arkansas Advanced Initiative for Math and Science would like to invite you to join us for our virtual fall two-day workshop in AP Calculus and AP Statistics. This workshop will be held via zoom October 5th and 6th from 8:30am until 3:30pm. We are very excited to have secured two of the best content developers and presenters in both Calculus and Statistics!
Attending the AR AIMS Fall Two-Day workshop along with the Spring Two-Day Mock Reading will provide AP Endorsement Recertification from the Arkansas Department of Education. For more information on this and other AR AIMS workshops, visit
AP Statistics with Josh Tabor

Josh Tabor has been a grader of the AP Statistics exam since 1999, a table leader from 2001–2006, and a question leader from 2007–2019. He also served on the AP Statistics Test Development Committee from 2005–2009. In 2013, he was named to the SAT Mathematics Development Committee. Josh is the co-author of The Practice of Statistics 6e for AP Statistics, and the author of the Annotated Teacher’s Edition for The Practice of Statistics 4e and 5e.  He is also the co-author of two on-level statistics textbooks: Statistical Reasoning in Sports, which introduces students to the concepts of statistical reasoning in a simulation-based, student-friendly manner and Statistics and Probability with Applications, which features short, direct lessons that make teaching and learning statistics enjoyable for both teachers and students. Josh has presented at regional, national, and international conferences and has taught one-day and week-long AP Statistics workshops for many years. He enjoys the opportunity to share his love of statistics and learn from the experiences of participants.

AP Calculus with Bryan Passwater
Bryan Passwater has trained, mentored and supported over 1000 AP calculus teachers around the country. Bryan has led dozens of 1-day, 2-day and week long AP workshops from San Francisco to New York City and has been an AP reader since 2013.  He is passionate about teaching AP calculus and is highly motivated to provide great trainings, support, resources and encouragement to AP Calculus teachers everywhere.  In 2017, Bryan decided to go back to the classroom full time and currently teaches AP Calculus AB, AP Calculus BC, and pre-calculus in Indianapolis, Indiana.  Bryan was a member of the College Board’s AP Calculus Instructional Design Committee committed to providing the support that AP Calculus teachers need to build and grow a successful AP Calculus classroom. Additionally, he has helped develop the AP Calculus curriculum for the KIPP foundation schools across the country and written AP Calculus resources for Propel, Applied Practice, the College Board and The National Math and Science Initiative.  Recently, Bryan has been a question writer for the AP Calculus exams (MC) through ETS and just finished 8 weeks of AP Calculus Live lessons through the CB on YouTube for the 2020 AP Calculus exams.
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We are so excited to share this new program with Science Olympiad nation! MY SO

is a 9-month, calendar-based set of supports to keep students engaged

in Science Olympiad at home, at school and afterschool. Each themed

month is connected to a popular Science Olympiad subject like

Epidemiology, Space or Structures, and will contain free resources like

Lesson Plans and STEM Sessions, webinars and interviews with leading

experts in the field about careers and workforce. Our top National Event

Supervisors and content partners will help us bring the best of Science

Olympiad to life! One Thursday a month, our website will be hosting

STEM Showdowns, national-level online Science Olympiad tests students

will take in real time to gauge their knowledge against their peers,

complete with prizes and a national monthly leaderboard. MY SO can be

used as a standalone or to support any regular Science Olympiad season.

The STEM Showdowns are optional and will be single-player, single-payer.

Excel files of the current Arkansas Mathematics Standards can be found here:;;sdata=K4ekw3lJR1kfkAOPfLOQZYa2WBtux3co7VWOtPdc26k%3D&amp;reserved=0

These are being provided following requests for such formatting needed for some learning management systems and may also be opened in Google Sheets if preferred.