2019 Keynote Speakers
Sponsored by HMH
Join WMC for the Pre-Conference Sessions on Wednesday, May 1, 2019
|Presenter(s)||Grade Level||Description (Coming Soon)|
|Tracy Johnson-Zager||General Interest|
|4th - 8th|
|Graham Fletcher||3rd - 6th||
The Power of Progressions: Untangling the Knotty Areas of Teaching and Learning Fractions
As more teachers look to add high-yield tasks to their repertoire, the struggle to make it all work becomes real. Let's examine how problem-based lessons can be used throughout the scope of a unit and how we can harness their power to move student thinking forward. We'll identify strategies and explore some tasks that help us find a healthy balance between application, conceptual understanding, and procedural fluency.
|Ron Lancaster||High School|
|WI PreK-2 Team||PK-2||
Learning Trajectories for Geometric Thinking and Spatial Reasoning: Understanding and Using Young Children’s Mathematical Pathways to Guide Intentional Teaching
with Melissa Hedges, Michelle Douglas-Meyer, Beth Schefelker, and DeAnn Huinker
Current research in early mathematics reveals natural progressions that children follow as they develop mathematical ideas for geometric and spatial thinking (Clements & Sarama, 2009). When teachers understand these learning trajectories, they can provide richer and more developmentally appropriate environments in which students can thrive mathematically. Come learn with other early childhood professionals as we work to understand children’s mathematical pathways into geometric reasoning and spatial thinking and the role of learning trajectories in the daily work of teaching mathematics to young children.
The session will be grounded in the development of geometric understanding as seen through the lens of learning trajectories. Leave with an understanding of learning trajectories, related state standards, and instructional activities for development of spatial reasoning and geometric thinking.
This work is based on the Strong Start Math Project, a three-year collaboration of the Milwaukee Public Schools and the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee for early childhood teachers to deepen their content knowledge for teaching mathematics and strengthen their classroom practice.
This session is geared toward PreK – Grade 2 teachers, coaches, and interventionists. This session extends the learning from 2018 Pre-conference Workshop. However, previous experience with Learning Trajectories or attendance at the 2018 workshop is not required in order to successfully participate. Please join us!
|Computer Science Summit||PK-12||Join us for the 4th Annual CS Educators Summit, Building Computer Science Opportunity in Wisconsin. Keynote speakers include Jill Westerland, Abstracting CS and Assistant Chief Reader of APCSP, and Jake Baskin, Executive Director of CSTA.|