The AMTE Board of Directors believes that the AMTE Annual Conference should provide participants with an opportunity to examine and discuss current issues in mathematics teacher education and professional development. Therefore, all sessions must provide opportunities for participants to be actively engaged. The details on how you will involve participants in your session must be included in your proposal. The following are potential formats for presentations. Each format includes options for session durations. The program committee reserves the right to adjust session lengths to fit the confines of the program.
Brief Reports allow for presentations that can be given in a concise manner. Final project reports, teaching or research ideas in progress, proposals, or prospectuses may be particularly appropriate. The program committee will group two to four submissions on similar topics in the same session, and a member of the committee will moderate the session. Each brief report will have 10 minutes to present and 5 minutes to field questions/comments. In the last 15 minutes of the session, presenters and attendees will engage in a group discussion sharing feedback, providing suggestions, considering related ideas, and exploring possible collaborations. While a Brief Report will typically be submitted by 1-3 people, each group should carefully consider how to make best use of their time to provide the maximum information within the 10 minute presentation. Having only one person present and using a few slides with only the pertinent information are techniques others have used successfully.
Individual sessions allow for project overviews and updates, local and state initiatives, and brief research or practice reports. Such sessions are 45 or 60 minutes and typically have 1-3 presenters. At least 1/3 of the time must be allocated for participant interaction.
Discussion sessions allow AMTE attendees to hold rich, focused discussions around issues of shared interest and are 60 or 75 minutes. Discussion sessions should begin with a brief presentation by the organizers (no more than 15 minutes) designed to provide a framing idea for the session, followed by open discussion.
Symposia allow presenters to choose one of several different formats for a 60 or 75 minute session. Regardless of format, at least 1/3 of the time must be allocated for participant interaction. The Symposia session formats include:
- Thematic Presentation : One substantive presentation with two prepared critiques or responses regarding a specific relevant theme or issue for the AMTE audience.
- Panel Discussion : Panelists address salient points related to an issue of current concern to mathematics teacher educators with a moderator to foster interaction.
- Multi-Faceted Presentation : Consists of several presentations focusing on the same issue from different perspectives or related aspects.
Extended sessions are two hours and may be scheduled throughout the conference, Thursday to Saturday. These sessions allow presenters to choose one of several different formats, yet regardless of format, at least 1/2 of the time must be allocated for participant interaction. The Extended Session formats include:
- Interactive Panel Discussion : Panelists address salient points related to an issue of current concern to mathematics teacher educators with a moderator to foster significant participant interaction.
- Working Group : Assembles a group of people to work in collaboration towards some goal or to consider a particular issue relevant to mathematics teacher educators.
- Workshop : Provides opportunities for participants to engage with course, technology, and/or assessment materials relevant to mathematics teacher education.
The poster session is intended to facilitate the presentation of information and research through a visual display of material rather than a formal presentation. This session allows an opportunity for informal discussion and interaction between the presenter(s) and the audience. Each poster must fit on a 30” x 40” foam display board that will be provided by AMTE and mounted on an easel. The poster session will run 60-75 minutes and is scheduled for Thursday afternoon of the conference. Presenters must be with their posters at the time listed in the conference program.