Annual Conference  

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May 4-5, 2017
Pre-Conference May 3, 2017
Green Lake Conference Center

Empower others - submit a conference speaker proposal 

The Wisconsin Mathematics Council 2017 Annual Conference will bring together state and national educators to participate in a dynamic professional development experience.  The 49th Annual Conference, Empowering Mathematical Learning through Assessment, will highlight best practices in mathematics education.  We are looking for you to become an integral part of the conference by sharing your own experiences that have empowered your mathematical classroom.  Click here to submit your proposal; proposal deadline - October 1, 2016.




 
 

 2017 Keynote Speakers


Dylan Wiliam is Emeritus Professor of Educational Assessment at University College London. In a varied career, he has taught in urban public schools, directed a large-scale testing program, served a number of roles in university administration, including Dean of a School of Education, and pursued a research program focused on supporting teachers to develop their use of assessment in support of learning.

 View Dylan Wiliam’s video

The entire Desmos team is coming as keynote speakers!  Featured speakers will include Eli Luberoff, Dan Meyer,   Christopher Danielson, and Michael Fenton.

View the Desmos team video

 View Eli Luberoff’s video

View Dan Meyer’s video

 

Gladis Kersaint, is Dean, Neag School of Education and Professor of Mathematics Education at the University of Connecticut.    Prior to her current role, Dr. Kersaint served as the associate dean of academic affairs and research for the College of Education at the University of South Florida (USF) since 2011, where she was also a professor of mathematics since 1998.  Dr. Kersaint is also a well-respected scholar in mathematics education with an extensive publication and national and local service record. She has published four books and journal articles related to factors that influence mathematics teacher education and effective mathematics teaching, the mathematical teaching and learning of at-risk students, and the use of technology in teaching and learning mathematics.   (Sponsored by Curriculum Associates)

 

Robert Kaplinsky, is the owner of Glenrock Consulting.  Prior to that, he spent 8 years as a classroom teacher and more recently as a teacher specialist supporting secondary math teachers.  He has trained tens of thousands of educators across the United States and Canada through workshops, keynote presentations, and as an instructor for the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA).  In addition, he has consulted for major textbook publishers including Houghton Mifflin Harcourt and Pearson and has been by Education Week (2012 | 2015 | 2016) and the American Educational Research Association (AERA).  (Sponsored by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)

View Robert Kaplinsky's video

Graham Fletcher has worked in education for over ten years as a classroom teacher, math coach, and currently as a district math specialist.  He graduated from the University of Georgia where he earned his specialist degree in Math Education. Graham’s passion for conceptual understanding through problem-based lessons has led him to present internationally and throughout the United States.

He continues to be an advocate for best practice and a change agent for elementary mathematics.

 

Jessica Shumway has worked as a second, third, and fourth grade teacher and as an elementary mathematics coach in Texas and Virginia Title I schools. Currently a doctoral student at Utah State University, she instructs pre-service teachers and facilitates professional development for elementary teachers across the country. She is the author of Number Sense Routines: Building Numerical Literacy Every Day in Grades K-3.

View Jessica Shumway’s video

Sandy Atkins is the owner and Executive Director of Creating AHAs, LLC. An inspiring speaker, Dr. Atkins is committed to finding those ‘aha moments’ when mathematical connections are made by teachers and students. Her sessions are thought provoking and practical.  Sandy is passionate about helping all students understand mathematics. She is the author of Creating Fraction and Decimal AHAs and Creating a Language Rich Math Class.  Dr. Atkins enjoys opportunities to provide keynote talks, workshops, seminars, and presentations, but her favorite professional development activities involve building relationships with teachers through ongoing site-based projects that include getting into classrooms and learning from students. Sandy loves hearing, “Oh I get it! Why wasn’t I taught this way?” AHA!

 View Sandy Atkins’ video

Rosemary Irons is a consultant and curriculum developer for mathematics education specializing in early childhood. She was a senior lecturer in Mathematics Education at the Queensland University of Technology for over 35 years.

 View Rosemary Irons’ video


May 3, 2017 Full Day Pre-Conference — with Dylan Wiliam

Embedding Formative Assessment in the Math Classroom

There is now a large and growing evidence base that helping teachers develop their use of minute-to-minute and day-by-day assessment is one of, if not the most powerful ways to improve student learning. However, adopting formative assessment, or assessment for learning as it is sometimes called, involves far more than adding a few “quick fixes” to teachers’ classroom repertoires. It involves a fundamental shift in focus, from what the teacher is putting in to the process to what the students are getting out of it. In this interactive one-day workshop, participants will learn:

  • Why we need to increase educational achievement, what's been tried, and why it hasn't worked;
  • Why formative assessment needs to be the priority for every school;
  • What formative assessment is (and isn't);
  • Practical techniques for implementing formative assessment; and
  • How to sustain the development of formative assessment with teacher learning communities.


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