Thank you for attending our 2018 Pre-Conference for New and Future Teachers! Our team is already working on the 2019 Pre-Conference! Below is the agenda we used in 2018, and it may look very similar in 2019. Please return in Summer 2019 to receive more information about our fall 2019 Pre-Conference!
2018 ICTM Pre-Conference for New and Future Teachers
Sunday, October 7, 2018
"A Discussion of Equity"
Valley High School, West Des Moines, IA
You are invited to a special welcome session created just for new and future teachers. There is no charge for the ICTM Pre-Conference. Dinner is included. Bring a friend if you can; registration is not required, but appreciated. Receive free teaching materials & ideas, meet with master teachers, enjoy fun activities with fun people!
6:10 to 7:10 Comfort Akwaji Anderson with Equity-based Mathematics Teaching: A Round Table Discussion to Identify Key Strategies and Uncover Unconscious Bias
7:20 to 8:00 Session 1 (one session for elementary, one for middle school, and one for secondary)
8:05 to 8:45 Session 2 (one session for elementary, one for middle school, and one for secondary)
8:55 to 9:15 Closing
Pre-Conference Sessions include:
What does a Great Statistics Activity Look Like? — Wendy Weber, Ph.D.
In this session we will begin by talking about the difference between statistics and mathematics. Next, we describe the Guidelines for Assessment and Instruction in Statistics Education (GAISE) report and what it means for designing rich statistics activities. Finally, we investigate a roller coaster data set using the Common Online Data Analysis Platform (CODAP). CODAP is a freely available statistical software that allows teachers and students to explore data using the statistical investigate process described in the GAISE report: formulate questions, collect data, analyze data, and interpret results.
Helping Our Students Build Number Sense — Lori Mueller
Many of our students haven’t developed a good understanding of numbers. In this session we will discuss five ways that we can help students to build number sense. We will explore the use of arrow cards and ten-frames, and dive into hundred chart activities. We will also talk about Race to 100 and other mathematical games and last but certainly not least, find out how to do a number talk.
“What About Math?” — Amy Keller M.Ed.
Many teachers find ways to differentiate literacy instruction. Differentiating mathematics seems more demanding or challenging. Participants will explore ways to meet the growing diversity of learning needs, focus on strategies for making tasks accessible, challenging and interesting and look at specific management skills.
DESMOS — Kate Hash
All 7-12 math educators need to know about DESMOS! Desmos provides both an HTML5 online graphing calculator and classroom activities that increase mathematical sense-making and engagement. This session will focus on the use of the online graphing calculator and how to use it for instruction.