Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM)
Kentucky Council of Teachers of Mathematics and
Greater Louisville Council of Teachers of Mathematics
Regional Conference and Exposition in Las Vegas will offer more than 200
sessions and workshops, covering all levels, pre-K–grade 12. The three-day
conference will feature many presenters from Kentucky and the surrounding
states; other presentations will be given by educators from throughout the
United States and Canada. Topics related to pressing issues in math education
will include STEM instruction, formative assessment, the Common Core State
Standards for Mathematics (CCSSM), instructional best practices, how to use new
technologies to support and enhance math instruction, and more.
WHEN: November 6–8, 2013
WHERE: Kentucky International Convention Center
Presentations: New content standards alone are unlikely to reduce
existing learning differentials. At the conference’s Opening Session, keynote
speaker Matthew Larson, Lincoln (Nebraska) Public Schools, will present “The
Challenge of Making CCSSM Matter.” Larson will discuss the five paradigm shifts
that implementation efforts must simultaneously address. This session
will kick off the conference on
Wednesday, November 6, 5:30–7:00 p.m.
On Thursday and Friday, November 7 and 8, an interactive
workshop will offer tips for all new and preservice teachers on how to manage classrooms,
work with parents, find engaging lessons, and handle homework. The sessions
will run from 10:30 a.m. to noon.
On Friday, November 8, NCTM President Linda Gojak will
discuss how a rich problem can be the umbrella for incorporating mathematical practice
into mathematics content in the elementary grades. This session, “It’s Raining
Rich Problems!” will offer some practical suggestions to turn this vision into
practice and is scheduled for 8:00–9:00 a.m.
November 8, the session “NCTM Board Hot
Topic—Embracing the Common Core: An Opportunity, Not a Burden” will run from 11:00
a.m. to noon. Participants will have an opportunity to learn about NCTM’s
Common Core–related efforts and share their own successes and challenges.
Registration: Attendees may
register on-site at the Kentucky International Convention Center on Wednesday, November
6, 5:00 p.m.–8:00 p.m., and Thursday and Friday, November 7 and 8, 7:00
of the latest education products will be on display in the NCTM Exhibit Hall at the Kentucky
International Convention Center on
Thursday, November 7, 8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m., and Friday, November 8, 8:00
WHY: The conference will facilitate an exchange of ideas
among mathematics educators on the best teaching practices and how students
learn mathematics, thus enabling teachers to return to their classrooms better
prepared to teach mathematics to all students.
Preview all the conference offerings at www.nctm.org/louisville.
The National Council of Teachers of Mathematics
is the public voice of mathematics education, providing vision, leadership, and
professional development to support teachers in ensuring mathematics learning
of the highest quality for all students. With 80,000 members and more than 200
Affiliates, NCTM is the world’s largest organization dedicated to improving
mathematics education in prekindergarten through grade 12. The Council’s Principles and
Standards for School Mathematics includes guidelines for excellence in
mathematics education and issues a call for all students to engage in more
challenging mathematics. Its Curriculum Focal
Points for Prekindergarten through Grade 8 Mathematics identifies the
most important mathematical topics for each grade level. Focus in High School
Mathematics: Reasoning and Sense Making advocates practical changes to
the high school mathematics curriculum to refocus learning on reasoning and
sense making. NCTM is dedicated to ongoing dialogue and constructive discussion
with all stakeholders about what is best for our nation’s students.
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