Looking Forward

Upcoming projects, presentations, and activities that you might want to put on your calendar

Future Conference Presentations

NCTM “2021 Annual Meeting and Exposition” – April 21-24, 2021

Activities that we are working on or hosting at the moment

Our team is currently hard at work planning for future conferences, competitions, and professional development. Keep watching this page for the latest from Design & Pitch!

Previous Celebrations

Noteworthy accomplishments from our team

FREE Professional Development

The Design & Pitch Team provided 25 hours of FREE professional development for nine teachers of all grade levels from around the world. This professional development engaged teachers in the D&P process, challenging them to both work like students as they tackled one of the nine existing challenges and to think like teachers as they envisioned implementing the challenges in their own in-person and virtual classrooms (see the Virtual Pitch Competition page to learn more about the virtual side of Design & Pitch). Interested in Design & Pitch Professional Development? Watch this page for future opportunities.

Virtual Pitch Competition

We are currently hosting a series of week-long Virtual Pitch Competitions for middle grades students. For two weeks in June and two weeks in July, these budding entrepreneurs will tackle some of the challenges facing our world today and do their best to come up with viable solutions and convince a panel of judges that their idea is worthy of investment. Check this out!

Conference Presentations

NCTM “100 Days of Professional Learning” – July 14, 2020
Empowering Students in Math Through Entrepreneurship (Grades 6–8)
Video of Presentation

NCSM “2020 Virtual Conference” – March 31, 2020
The Math Shark Tank: Entrepreneurial Challenges for Middle Grades

NCCTM “2019 State Mathematics Conference” – November 8, 2019
Entrepreneurial Challenges for Middle Grades Math

National STEM Education Research Summit, Raleigh, NC – October 10, 2019
Engaging Middle Grades Students in STEM-Based Entrepreneurial Challenges