Webinars and Webcasts
E-seminars are recorded professional development webinars with
facilitator guide and handouts. E-seminars are free for NCTM members. Webcasts of Annual Meeting Keynote
Sessions offer notable and thought provoking leaders in math education
and related fields as they inspire attendees at NCTM Conferences.
This E-Seminar will help teachers create and support a mathematics community within their classrooms.
President Glenda Lappan presented NCTM's updated
Principles and Standards for School Mathematics,
to a standing-room-only crowd. View
press conference transcript
and question-and-answer session.
In this seminar, we'll explore how jokes can be used to help students retain information, illuminate concepts, and set the stage for problem solving.
More than 2,300 people gathered to welcome the release of NCTM's updated
In this E-Seminar you will learn many different writing activities that can be used enhance learning in mathematics.
This spring, NCTM is publishing Principles to Actions: Ensuring Mathematical Success for All. We will discuss this statement of what is essential for achieving excellence in mathematics education and how it relates to the high school mathematics program.
Applying Response to Intervention (RTI) in Mathematics to Support ALL Learners presented. RTI is a system through which early detection, prevention, and support identifies and assists students who are struggling.
A diver is released from a rotating Ferris wheel and lands in a tub of water that is on a cart moving along a track under the wheel. When should she be released in order to avoid a very unpleasant outcome? Participants will have an opportunity to model this problem using Sketchpad.
NCTM has recognized the need to promote new discussion around high school mathematics. This session will provided participants an opportunity to discuss NCTM's Focus on High School Mathematics: Reasoning and Sense Making . Other NCTM activities related to high school mathematics will also be discussed.
Teachers will be introduced to design projects that incorporate the ideas of engineering with mathematics content, including consumer math, measurement, geometry and statistics. Participants will be given the opportunity to work in teams to create one of the designs in the session.
How do you know you have found all the of the answers? How do you know for sure something does not exist? Questions such as these naturally lead students to create general arguments. In this presentation we will have fun exploring tasks that lead to such questions and in turn general arguments.
How can we make democracy a reality in math class and in school?
Iris Carl had a tremendous impact on the lives of students, parents, teachers, college educators, school administrators, and politicians. Her vision and ideals helped to shape NCTM and math education in the United States for the better. Carl's leadership brought needed change to math education and provides an example for all those who follow her.
In the blink of an eye, the unconscious mind decides lots of (often important) things for us, without our even knowing what we're doing. The speaker will describe how we make these decisions and why some people are so much better at it than others.
Starting with equity and learning, we'll move to the powerful eight practices of effective teaching, and make the case for how curriculum, tools and technology, assessment and professionalism are the essential systemic supports.
In Spring 2015, the Common Core assessments will be administered for the first time. What actions will best prepare us-students, teachers, leaders- for these assessments? What challenges must we address in light of these assessments? And what can we learn from past assessment improvement efforts to help us meet these challenges?
The Common Core doesn't outline the necessary structures to ensure higher levels of mathematics student achievement. What it takes to implement highly effective mathematics programs is the focus of NCTM's signature publication Principles to Action. One of its authors will outline the wide range of recommendations in the document for making mathematics work for all.
This seminar will focus on the relationship between the nature of the mathematical tasks in which students engage and what students ultimately learn about what mathematics is and how one does it.
Discussing ideas in math class facilitates understanding, but ELLs may be at a disadvantage. This session will show teachers how to structure experiences so ELLs can accomplish two goals-developing their mathematical thinking and, at the same time, developing proficiency in English.
Mayim Bialik, the Emmy-nominated actress on The Big Bang Theory and real-life neuroscientist, is on a mission to help educators and parents inspire students to pursue STEM education and careers.