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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).

First-Year Teaching Panel

First-Years Teaching Panel

Come out on Thursday, March 26th, from 6:00PM* to 7:30PM for the First-Year Teaching Panel. UGA Math Ed graduates will share their first-year experience. Food and drinks will be provided. Location to be announced soon.

Colloquium Series: Dr. Janet Walkoe

Abstract:
In this talk, I will discuss ways I have worked to support teacher noticing of student algebraic thinking. In particular, I will discuss a video club professional development I designed that included an algebraic thinking framework describing ways students might think algebraically, with the goal of encouraging teachers to attend to a broader range of student algebraic thinking. I found that preservice teachers who participated in the video club intervention discussed a wider range of algebraic thinking (i.e., connecting representations, modeling phenomena) than they had before the intervention, and they discussed this thinking on a more substantive level. I will then discuss two current projects that extend this prior work. In one project, I begin to explore teachers’ attention to multimodal (gesture and action) student thinking, as teachers engage with novel video annotation tools. In another new project, I explore algebraic thinking elicited in elementary classrooms as children program robots, and how teachers can learn to support this student engagement.

Bio:
Janet is an Assistant Professor in the Center for Mathematics Education (CfME) at the University of Maryland. She earned her Doctorate from Northwestern University in the Learning Sciences in 2013. She also holds an MS in Mathematics from the University of Illinois at Chicago and a BA in Mathematics from the University of Chicago. Before enrolling in graduate school, Janet taught secondary mathematics for ten years and earned National Board Certification in 2003.

Janet’s research interests include teacher noticing and teacher responsiveness in the mathematics classroom. In particular, she is interested in how teachers attend to and make sense of student thinking and other student resources including but not limited to student dispositions and students’ ways of communicating mathematics. Janet’s work has been funded by the National Science Foundation, the Spencer Foundation, and the US Department of Education. Janet is a recent recipient of the NSF early CAREER award to study teacher noticing of multimodal student algebraic thinking. Her work appears in journals such as the Journal of Mathematics Teacher Education, Mathematics Teacher, and the Journal of the Learning Sciences, among others.