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.
It is time for NCTM's focus on reasoning and sense making in high school to extend to grades K-8. To improve student achievement, we must consider both content and instructional process. What are some characteristics of classrooms that implicitly build student sense making and understanding? Let's start with number and operations.
Using data from international comparisons to illustrate key points, this seminar will explore emerging research on the relationships between teaching and learning.
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.
This session will focus on describing a set of effective teaching practices and engaging participants in a discussion of how to help teachers learn to use them.
Learn how to use multiple representations to help students in their problem solving. Examples will include solutions with multiple representations and how different representations can support different types of learners
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.
Rote memorization through drill and practice does not lead to fluency. Let's look at ways we can help students use strategic thinking that develops to fluency through reasoning and sense making.
This session will explore and address issues in the preparation and ongoing work of mathematics teachers at every level and offer suggestions on supporting and retaining them.
This fast-paced session will stimulate participants to think about practical ways to bring about change in their classrooms and districts. One of the authors of NCTM's Principles to Actions, Daniel Brahier, will spotlight changes in curricular and assessment practices at the secondary level that can assist with implementation of the Common Core State Standards.
Jeffrey Travis, director of the IMAX 3-D movie Flatland: The Movie , shows clips from the movie and discusses the power of storytelling in mathematics and in geometry in particular.
This E-Seminar will concentrate on developing mathematical and instructional knowledge of fractions, ratios, and proportional thinking to improve students' understanding of fractional concepts and procedures.
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.
This E-Seminar will help teachers create and support a mathematics community within their classrooms.
This celebration will honor the 2014 winners of the NCTM Lifetime Achievement Awards. The awards are bestowed on NCTM members who have exhibited a lifetime of achievement in mathematics education at the national level.
This session will explore simple strategies that any teacher can regularly use to make his or her classroom more inclusive and engaging for all students.
We need to take stock of the record and take action from the state house to the classroom, so that our vision becomes reality and our hopes for our students are realized.
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.
This clip features Arne Duncan, Secretary of Education with an introduction by Hank Kepner.