Mini-Conference 2021



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Conference Opening Session
Saturday, February 6, 2021
10:30 – 11:30 AM

Laugh Out Loud with the Teacher Comedian
Devin Siebold

Devin is the host of the world famous, top rated, weekly teacher comedy podcast, Crying in My Car: A Podcast for Teachers. Devin is also known for his hilarious teacher comedy videos, often shared by Facebook groups such as Bored Teachers. Take some time off from the stress of this school year to enjoy Devin’s clean comedy show.

Monday, February 8, 2021
6:30 – 7:30 PM

Thinking Flexibly About Fractions
Cara Morelos
Come play games, do interactive group tasks, and explore virtual manipulatives to help you think flexibly about fractions! Games, tasks, and many links will be shared!

Enriching Your Teacher Toolbox
Nicole Shoenfelt
In the hands of great teachers even a worksheet becomes an engaging and interesting lesson. Imagine then what happens when great teachers work with great resources! Join us as we share, explore, and engage in few of our favorite mathematics resources. You will leave this session with ready-to-implement classroom ideas that are appropriate for face-to-face or virtual school settings!

Monday, February 15, 2021
6:30 – 7:30 PM

How Do We Think About Mathematics Standards in Our Current World?
Kim Yoak
Given current events and so many individual and collective experiences long past, as well as those that will occur in the future, how might we revise/refine our mathematics standards to promote peace, justice, and a world where all people flourish?  Going beyond content, what thinking and reasoning habits should we be developing with all students?  When do these habits become more important than specific content?  Join me in a conversation about these questions.

Session Title Coming Soon
Heather Wukelich
Join us as we explore ways to engage your students in virtual and socially distanced classrooms.  We will share strategies for integrating tools such as Flipgrid, Google Slides, and Jamboard with rich tasks, Math Flips, Open Middle Problems, and Number Talks.  Be prepared to experience rich tasks and new tools!

Monday, February 22, 2021
6:30 – 7:30 PM

Session Title Coming Soon
Erika Poston
Session Description Coming Soon!

Learning is Messy
Sandra Wilder & Amber Porter
Learning is definitely messy! We have all heard this saying and many of us have said it, but what does that really mean? What does messy learning look like in a math classroom? And how do we create opportunities for our students to engage in messy learning and yet emerge from this experience as successful learners of mathematics?

Conference Closing Session
Panel Discussion
Saturday, February 27, 2021
10:30 – 11:30 AM

Current Challenges in Teaching & Learning of Mathematics
Ashley Tomassetti, Shelly Heron, Heather Wukelich, Kim Yoak, Mike Lipnos