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The CCTM Board of Directors and all who serve on the Conference Committee thanks everyone who joined us today for a day of learning, sharing, and fun. We want every conference to be better than the last, so don't forget to give us your input! There are two forms for you to use:

Individual Session Feedbackhttp://www.cctmath.org/feedback

Conference Surveyhttp://www.cctmath.org/survey

Geoff Krall helped give #cctm17 a different perspective on assessment data.

Amanda Jansen (@MandyMathEd) and Andrew Busch (@abusch38) are a #cctm17 power pair. (Amandrew?)

Tracy Seremak, conference co-chair, gave away prizes at the close of #cctm17.

Liz Zitterkopf, conference co-chair, thanked the attendees and brought #cctm17 to a close.

Conference Highlights: A Great Thursday for CCTM

The 2017 Annual Conference is underway! Attendees filled the Driscoll Gallery for our leader and teacher workshops, which were followed by a reception and the presentation of awards in the Morgridge College of Education.

Amanda Jansen leads the teacher workshop at the 2017 Annual Conference.

Conference Co-Chairs Liz Zitterkopf and Tracy Seremak thank all the volunteers who helped with the conference.

The 2017 CCTM teaching awardees.

CCTM Forrest Fisch awardees Nyla Bristow and Janeane Golliher.

We had a great first day, but there's so much yet to come. See you at tomorrow's keynote!

Friday@CCTM: What to Expect

Friday is the big day for CCTM and we hope to see you bright and early! Do yourself a favor and plan on arriving early. Not only will it help with making it through Denver's traffic, but you'll want to enjoy the early morning walk across DU's beautiful campus. The most convenient and reliable transportation option will likely be the light rail, which stops at a station right next to campus. For those people driving, you'll exit I-25 onto University going south, then look for a right on Asbury with Parking Lot L on your left. It's $8 per vehicle, so be prepared with some cash. If all the event parking in L fills up, you'll go back to University, then south to Evans, then west to Parking Lot E. Make sure you check out our conference information page for maps and more detailed descriptions.

The east-facing entrance to Sturm Hall.

Once you are on campus you'll need to make your way to Sturm Hall. If you're walking from the light rail station, head south on High St., turn left on Asbury, and look for the Campus Green (a big courtyard) on your right. If you're coming from Parking Lot L, it's a short distance to the southwest to the Campus Green. Sturm Hall is on the west side of the Green and you'll enter the left/south doors, pictured above.

Registration is conveniently located inside the main entrance and just outside Davis Auditorium, where our welcome and keynote will begin at 8:00. If you're already registered, it will be a simple matter of picking up your conference badge and materials. If you haven't registered, that's no problem -- volunteers will be there to help you get registered and into the action. Registration begins at 6:30 am, so feel free to arrive plenty early and get a good seat!

Instead of a conference app, this year we decided to take full advantage of our website. You'll find all of the schedules and session descriptions there along with all of our other conference information. If you'd like a paper program, we'll have some of those available, too. We'll use both the website and our social media channels (Twitter, Facebook, Linkedin) to send out updates and announcements, so it will be good to check those throughout the conference. And please, share what you learned and liked using the hashtag #cctm17 and be part of the conversation!

We are delighted to offer a variety of sessions to meet the needs of all of our attendees. The majority of the sessions will be held in Sturm Hall, but don't miss out on the action in the nearby Driscoll Student Center. That's where you'll find our exhibit hall, which is open from 7:00-4:00 on the second floor in the Driscoll Ballroom. Next to the ballroom is the Driscoll Gallery, which is where you can meet our featured speakers and pick up your box lunch between 10:45 and 12:00. If you didn't purchase a box lunch, there are plenty of on- and near-campus options, many of which are listed on our conference information page. You are welcome to take your lunch with you to a session, eat outside on the Campus Green, or find a spot in any of the lounge areas in Driscoll or Sturm.

Our day will finish where it started, in Davis Auditorium in Sturm Hall. At 4:15 you can hear an update from CDE, watch some Ignite talks, and have a chance to win a prize thanks to our generous exhibitors. It all promises to be a great day, and we're excited to have you join us!

-Tracy Seremak and Liz Zitterkopf, CCTM Annual Conference Co-Chairs

Thursday@CCTM: What to Expect

Whether you arrive for Captiv8 via a personal vehicle, the RTD Light Rail, a hotel shuttle, or another mode of transportation, we hope you will be captivated by the beauty of the University of Denver campus. Classes will be in session, so enjoy the opportunity to add your learning to all the other learning that will be going on around you. If you're driving, you'll probably be exiting from I-25 onto University. From there, it's a short distance until you can take a right onto Asbury Avenue where Parking Lot L will appear on your left. For maps, see our conference information page.

The north entrance to Driscoll Student Center North.

Once you're on campus, you need to make your way to Driscoll Student Center North. (Don't go to Driscoll Student Center South, which is south of Evans Ave.) From Parking Lot L, you'll head southwest and cross the Campus Green (a big courtyard) to get to Driscoll. From the light rail station, you'll walk south along High Street until you can take a left on Asbury to the same Campus Green. Driscoll Student Center North is at the southwest corner of the Campus Green, and the picture above shows the doors you'll enter. Once inside, go up one flight of stairs or use the elevator to the Driscoll Gallery where you'll find our Thursday workshops.

Registration begins at 12:00 pm in the 2nd floor hallway outside the Gallery. Your afternoon will be filled with rich information and dialogue focused around student engagement and motivation. Afterwards, please join us for our awards reception at 6:30 in the commons of nearby Ruffatto Hall, home of DU's Morgridge College of Education. Join us for hors d'oeuvres, beverages, and festivities as we honor our many recipients.

We can't wait to see you there!
- Tracy Seremak and Liz Zitterkopf, CCTM Annual Conference Co-Chairs

ICYMI: Annie Fetter in the New York Times

Annie Fetter, our keynote speaker, got a wonderful mention in the New York Times for her work on noticing and wondering.

Beyond Annie's contribution to the article, this new feature from the NYT looks like it could be a very nice resource for teachers wanting to engage students in the design and interpretation of graphs. We're excited to have Annie at CCTM this year to deliver the keynote address. If you're not registered yet, there's still time! You can register online to make your badge pick-up at the conference quick and easy, or pay on-site with our registration volunteers. Look for us at the Driscoll Gallery on Thursday afternoon and in Sturm Hall outside the Davis Auditorium from 6:30am to noon on Friday.