In Your First Years of Teaching or Getting Ready to Teach?
||Annual Meeting New Teacher Strand
Thursday, April 10, and Friday, April 11
Wondering how to manage your classroom, work with parents, find engaging lessons, and handle homework—all while keeping your sanity? You’re not alone. The New Teacher Strand is a must for anyone in the first few years of teaching or getting ready to teach. Get answers to pivotal questions and concerns of new and soon-to-be teachers. Don’t miss the Kickoff session on Thursday and a full day of workshops and sessions on Friday.
Learn More about the New Teacher Strand
Don't miss the Kickoff session to build a foundation for your learning experience on Friday.
New Teacher Workshop and Kickoff
David Barnes, NCTM
Thursday, April 10, 2:45 p.m.–4:00 p.m.
Do you have questions on how to make it all work? Together we have answers and ideas on management, parents, homework, keeping your sanity, and more. Join others still in school, just starting, in their early career, or looking for help. Receive gifts, prizes, and good ideas.
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Get answers to pivotal questions and concerns of new and soon-to-be teachers. Here are a few of the presentations you can benefit from:
Common Core: A Teacher’s Catalyst for Change – Mona Toncheff, NCSM Regional Director Western Region 1 and
PUHSD, Phoenix, AZ, and Timothy D. Kanold, Loyola University, Chicago, IL
Early-career teachers (and veterans) will engage
in activities contrasting “typical” and “visionary” math instruction using
these four practices: student engaged learning, formative assessment,
meaningful tasks, and effective grading processes. The challenge of
implementing CCSSM is the catalyst for you to make your instruction visionary.
Engaging the Struggling Learner—Technology Can Help! – Carolyn Briles, Loudon County Public Schools, Ashburn, VA, and
Connie S. Schrock, Emporia State University, Emporia, KS
Today's students are captivated by video and TV
yet remain concrete learners. Technology capitalizes on both of these facts.
Learn how to capture student interest with videos and then deepen conceptual
understanding with virtual manipulatives. Lessons are aligned with the Common Core
State Standards for Mathematics (CCSSM) and the CCSSM Standards for Mathematical
Practice. Keep your students motivated and engaged!
What’s the Problem? Developing Effective Problem Solvers – Cory A. Bennett, Idaho State University, Pocatello, ID
Developing reasoning through problem solving is
critical to helping students become proficient mathematicians and creative
thinkers with deep conceptual understandings across mathematics. This
presentation will focus on strategies to help develop effective problem solvers
through hands-on explorations and identify characteristics of rich tasks.
Teaching and Leading Beyond a Test – Jose Vilson, NYC Dept of Education, New York, NY
What does teacher leadership look like in the
21st century? We will discuss how new teachers can enhance and take on roles as
math teachers in and out of the classroom, spreading expertise as leaders for
our schools, our communities, and the nation in a plethora of venues. We also
pay special attention to issues of culture, diversity and technology.
Visit the Online Conference Planner to see more presentations dedicated to new teachers.
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Join us on Friday afternoon to wrap up your New Teacher Strand experience.
New Teacher Celebration
Friday, April 11, 4:45 p.m.–5:30 p.m.
Celebrate the progress and possibilities as we look for new and early-career teachers and for students working to enter this exciting profession. Learn a little, laugh more, and win wonderful prizes. Come celebrate with us. You are the future.
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