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MESA Officers 2020-2021

President: Jenna Menke

Vice President: Yufeng Ying

Treasurer: Anne Waswa

Secretary: Claire Miller

Colloquium Chairs: Mike Hamilton and James Drimalla

TME Editors: Brandon Singleton and James Drimalla

Undergraduate Representative: Bright Hough

NCTM 100 Days of Professional Learning

May 4-7, 2020

NCTM’s 100 Days of Professional Learning  jumps into May with more free, live 60-minute webinars by selected speakers from the NCTM Centennial Annual Meeting & Exposition program that was to take place in Chicago. Scroll down for next week’s lineup.

  • Webinars take place on 100 selected days leading up to the October’s NCTM 2020 Annual Meeting & Exposition in St. Louis.
  • Webinars have been announced into July so far, with more to come.
  • Speakers and topics are geared to meet all grade bands and interests.
  • All webinars are recorded and made available afterwards at nctm.org/100
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Free, Live Webinars Next WeekLearn more and register for these and other webinars at nctm.org/100

See It, Move It, Grasp It: Math with Virtual Manipulatives (PK-2) | May 4, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. EDT| Speaker: Chrissy Newell | Please note that this webinar is full. A recording will be available afterwards.  

4 Strategies to Help Students Start Math Problems and Stick with Them (Grades 6-8) | May 5, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. EDT| Speakers: Kyle Pearce and Jon Orr

Creativity and Storytelling in Mathematics Lessons (Grades 6-12) | May 6, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. EDT| Speaker: Phillipp Legner

Is 2020 Vision Good Enough? Looking Ahead to What Comes Next (General Interest) | May 7, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. EDT| Speaker: Cathy Seeley

Bookmark nctm.org/100 to stay up-to-date as more free, live webinars are announced…and to access free recordings of all completed webinars

Download our new NCTM Publications 2020 catalog. Discover peer-reviewed publications, designed for administrators, principals, teachers, math coaches, teacher educators, and more. Forward this message to math educators who might be interested in these webinars and other free NCTM resources. Thank you!

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MESA Officer Nominations

Nominations are open for MESA officers for next year.  This is not an election, so you can access the nomination form multiple times.  If you think of someone after the fact, just fill out the form a second (or third, etc.) time.  

You many nominate yourself or any student for one or more of the following positions:  President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, or Co-Colloquium Chair.  To make multiple nominations for one position, you can enter a comma-separated list of nominees. A full description of the duties of each office is included in the nomination form.  Nominations will be accepted through Friday, April 24 at 5 p.m. and nominees will be notified the following week and given the opportunity to accept or decline their nominations.

Please note: there have been some changes to the officer board and the duties of each office – most notably, the Vice President will assume most of the duties of the NCTM representative (a position which has been dissolved). Again, a full description of the duties of each office is included in the nomination form.

Whether you are a current officer, former officer, or have never served – please consider running – don’t be shy about nominating yourself for one or more positions if you would like to serve!  

Link to nomination form

NCTM 100 Days of Professional Learning

NCTM’s 100 Days of Professional Learning is underway with free, live 60-minute webinars by selected speakers from the NCTM Centennial Annual Meeting & Exposition program that was to take place in Chicago.

Webinars take place on 100 selected days leading up to the October’s NCTM 2020 Annual Meeting & Exposition in St. Louis. Speakers and topics are geared to meet all grade bands and interests. Upcoming weeks will typically follow this schedule: Elementary on Monday, Middle School on Tuesday, High School on Wednesday, and General Interest on Thursday. Scroll down for next week’s lineup.

Webinars are recorded and made available at nctm.org/100.

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Free, Live Webinars Next WeekLearn more and register for these and other webinars in April and May at nctm.org/100

Division by Zero: The Math, the Myth, and the Legend (Grades 3-5) | April 13 at 7:00 p.m. EDT | Speaker: Joann Barnett

It’s Not Always Simple to Make a Problem Simpler: Seeking Connections That Aren’t Apparent (Grades 6-8) |  April 14 at 7:00 p.m. EDT | Speaker: William Speer

Recommendations for Statistics in the Secondary Curriculum: Implications for Teachers (Grades 10-12) | April 15 at 7:00 p.m. EDT | Speaker: Gail Burrill and Chris Franklin

Your Mathematics Heart and Soul: Living the Quadrant II Life! (General Interest) | April 16 at 7:00 p.m. EDT | Speaker: Timothy Kanold

Bookmark nctm.org/100 and visit that page often to stay up-to-date as additional free, live webinars are announced and to access free recordings of completed webinarsPlease forward this message to other mathematics educators who might be interested in these webinars and our other free resources. Thank you!

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Colloquium Series: Dr. Samuel Otten

Abstract:
The Flipped Math Study team has been observing Algebra 1 instruction in a wide variety of schools across the state of Missouri. Some teachers are using instructional videos in “flipped” lessons and others are teaching in conventional face-to-face ways, but the research team is finding some profound similarities in the instructional characteristics, even when looking across teachers who are using different textbooks. In this presentation, Dr. Otten will share the patterns of algebra instruction that they have seen across a wide variety of schools. And although there are important similarities in instruction, he will also share some of the preliminary differences that they are finding with regard to students’ learning as measured by a procedural-knowledge instrument and a conceptual-knowledge instrument.

Bio:
Samuel Otten is an associate professor of mathematics education at the University of Missouri. He received his Ph.D. from Michigan State University in 2012 and before that he also received a Master’s degree in mathematics from MSU and a bachelor’s degree from Grand Valley State University. His research centers on students’ participation in mathematical practices such as attending-to-precision and reasoning-and-proving, and he has recently become interested in studying digital curriculum materials and mathematics’ teachers’ preferences for digital resources. He has served on the steering committee of PME-NA and received the Nadine Bezuk Excellence in Leadership and Service Award in 2019. He hosts the Math Ed Podcast (www.mathedpodcast.com).