It’s hard to believe that the ICTM Conference for 2019 has already come and gone! It was a great conference with over 400 people in attendance. Attendees were able to attend sessions with big names in mathematics like Michael Fenton from DESMOS, Tim Brzezinski with Dynamic Math, and Sunil Singh with Buzzmath. This is in addition to many wonderful presentations from teachers and instructional coaches from across our state. There truly was a wealth of knowledge displayed at the conference.
Just a few snippets about what attendees liked from evaluation forms:
“The variety of sessions was great as I was able to select numerous topics that will better support me as a mathematics educator.”
“As a new instructional coach, this gave me some insight as to resources I can direct teachers to.”
“Being able to connect with other teachers around the state and share ideas”
“Gaining new resources and seeing others passionate about math”
The Future Teacher Workshop for pre-service and first year teachers was a great success also. Comfort Akwaji-Anderson started off the workshop with a presentation on Access and Equity, a focus for math education in our state. There were sessions tailored to meet the needs of those new to education and to provide networking opportunities for them. If you have a new math teacher in your district please tell them to check out information on our website about the Future Teacher Workshop.
We appreciate the feedback that we get from the attendees and we’ll use that info in planning the conference for the fall of 2020. We can’t mention any names of keynote speakers yet, but we are working to bring in more big names in mathematics education to share with teachers in Iowa. Like us on Facebook at Iowa Council of Teachers of Mathematics, follow us on Twitter and Instagram @Iowa Math Teach, and check out our website at iowamath.org. Stay in touch. We value you!