We're excited to introduce two speakers for the 2017 Annual Conference, Annie Fetter and Amanda Jansen!
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.