Join us on the beautiful campus of the University of Denver for the 2017 Annual Conference!
On September 14-15, 2017, hundreds of teachers of mathematics from across Colorado will join together for our state’s premiere math education event. This year’s theme is Captivating and Engaging Students’ Mathematical Minds, and for short we’re calling it “Captiv8.” To captivate you, we’ve invited experts in student motivation and engagement like NCTM President-Elect Robert Q. Berry, Amanda Jansen, Wendy Ward Hoffer, and our keynote speaker, Annie Fetter!
The most important part of our annual conference is you. Whether you give a presentation, attend a workshop, fill your day with sessions, meet with exhibitors, or all of the above, the conference is for you! We hope to see you there!
For the 2017 Annual Conference we are committed to a program rich with high-quality, engaging sessions, and program selection will be more competitive than in recent years. This year's program will highlight the "Captiv8" theme and is organized into five program strands:
- Teaching and Learning: Access to High Level Mathematics (Classroom Discourse, Mindset, Standards for Mathematical Practice, Curriculum etc.)
Access and Equity: Motivating Each and Every Learner (Special populations, emerging bilinguals, special education, gifted and talented, etc.)
Tools and Technology
Assessment: Using assessment to drive instruction
Professionalism: Learning Together as Teachers (Coaching, professional learning, leadership, etc.)
Proposals closed on June 15, 2017, and speakers will be notified of acceptance by July 15. All presentation rooms will be equipped with projection and sound capabilities.
Keynote and Featured Speakers
Annie Fetter will be the keynote speaker at this year’s CCTM Conference. If you don’t know Annie, she’s a legend in the online math education community. Before there was Twitter, before there was Facebook, and even before before The Geometry Forum became The Math Forum in 1996, Annie has been there, building a math community and helping math teachers both online and in person.
Annie has been using “Notice and Wonder” as a routine for engaging students in mathematics for 10 years. Over that time, the routine has been refined and expanded on by thousands of teachers who want to help their students make sense of mathematics and enjoy the satisfaction of answering mathematical questions that they asked themselves. Notice and Wonder is just one of Annie’s many teaching tools, so we’re excited to have her as our CCTM keynote speaker and we hope you are excited, too.
You can follow Annie on Twitter at @MFAnnie.
Dr. Amanda Jansen literally wrote the book on student motivation in mathematics. In her book Motivation Matters and Interest Counts, co-authored with James Middleton, Amanda focuses on in-the-moment approaches that leverage the social nature of the classroom community, engaging mathematical contexts, and the importance of student success.
As a professor of mathematics education at the University of Deleware, Amanda has become a sought-after presenter. She was a keynote speaker at NCTM's Innov8 conference last fall and also keynoted this year for the Teachers' Development Group, where she's on the Board of Directors. Lately she's been writing and presenting on the importance of giving students time and space to do "rough draft thinking," much in the way we encourage young writers to work through their ideas before worrying about what they should look like in their final form. If this topic sounds familiar, it might be because we featured Amanda's article "Rough Draft Talk in Mathematics Classrooms" in the Winter 2017 issue of the CMT Journal. We're happy to have Amanda at the CCTM conference for the Teacher Presession on Thursday and as a featured speaker on Friday.
You can follow Amanda on Twitter at @MandyMathEd.