International Conference on Technology
in Collegiate Mathematics
I first attended this conference in 2000, my first year as full-time faculty at SLCC. I totally connected with the conference because I love teaching math and I love technology and this conference blends both of those things and is attended by faculty on the leading edge of emerging technologies.
I first presented at ITCTM in 2002. Over the years I've attended this conference numerous times and have presented twelve different years with some years involving more than one presentation. I have built a network of like-minded educators who share with each other. It has evolved from submitting to present, to being well-known at this conference and asked to lead pre-sessions a couple of different years (a full day of learning the day before the official conference begins) and the past four years presenting not because I submitted something and was accepted, but because I have been asked to present sessions and computer mini-courses for the conference.
ICTCM offered week long Professional Development Short Courses in the summer where attendees are immersed in learning technology for use in creating math learning objects and teaching math. I attended my first one at South Mountain Community College in Phoenix in 2002. I attended the next year at Middle Tennessee State University. I learned about Winplot and Camtasia---both programs I still use extensively today---among other things. I attended again the next year at Tomball College in Texas.
In 2006 I was the local organizer and liason as we held the short course in Salt Lake City at our SLCC Main Street Center. Planning for this course involved research and coordination of lodging, transportation, equipment and facilities, meals and some curriculum. By doing this, I earned two free course registrations and since it was local, this enabled several SLCC math faculty to attend the course. We had a very successful event and faculty from around the country were impressed with Salt Lake City and with Salt Lake Community College.
In August 2004 I was asked to be one of the Short Course presenters at Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island. I taught two different days during the week, one on "Technology is Here" and one on "When Are We Ever Going to Use This?" (connecting math to the real world).
In 2009 I was asked to develop and teach an online professional development course for ICTCM on Teaching Math Online. It was a 6 week summer course they called "Summer Camp" and I taught the course for two different summers. Math faculty could enroll and not only learn best practices in teaching math online but also experience an online course for themselves while doing so. It was very successful and well received.
For the past several years I have served on the Program Committee, the past five of which I've chaired the Teaching Math Online sub-committee. Serving on this committee includes soliciting strong speakers, notifying the committee of any new or emerging technologies to be included in the program, reviewing and evaluating speaker proposal forms, assisting with promoting ICTCM via social media platforms and providing Input for keynote speaker and pre-session topics. Serving on this committee earns a conference registration fee waiver.
I was presented with a thank you and framed certificate at the 20th anniversary celebration. For ICTCM's 25th Anniversary Conference, I was asked to say a few words about the conference for their anniversary video. (I'm at 7:10). I was also presented with a silver bowl and engraved name-plate as a thank-you for the years of service to this conference.