AMTE 2019 Annual Conference Information

The Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators (AMTE) Twenty-Third Annual Conference

Orlando, FL, February 7-9, 2019

The Twenty-Third Annual Conference will be held at The Rosen Plaza Hotel in Orlando, FL. The conference guestroom rate is $179/night for a room with single or double occupancy. Each additional person is $20/night. Note that all conference activities are at The Rosen Plaza Hotel. 

Information about transportation from Orlando International Airport (airport code MCO) will be on the AMTE website in January. 

Program information will be updated over the next few weeks and a final program will be posted in January.

2019 Annual Conference Deadline:  Late Registration Payment RECEIVED: January 18, 2019

Conference Highlights

Thursday – February 7th

Coffee and tea will be served near the Opening Session begining at 7:30 a.m. Breakfast is on your own and there are several options in the hotel. Lunch will be provided and light snacks will be available during the afternoon break; these are included in the registration fee. Dinner is on your own.

Session highlights

  • The Opening Session will begin at 8:30 a.m. and will feature brief presentations by Randy Philipp, San Diego State University; Mike Steele, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee; Marrielle Myers, Kennesaw State University; Rochelle Gutiérrez, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; Kelly MacArthur, University of Utah; and Christa Jackson, Iowa State University. The title of this presentation is "Challenges and Opportunities on our Journeys of Embodying our Commitment to Equity."

  • This year's winner of the Nadine Bezuk Excellence in Leadership and Service Award, Samuel Otten, University of Missouri, will present a session titled, "Creating Lesson Plans that Teachers Want to Use:  One-Page Formats and Cinematic Structures."

Friday – February 8th

Breakfast, lunch, and light snacks during the afternoon break will be provided and are included with the registration fee. An all-conference reception will follow the Jacobs Lecture. Dinner is on your own.

At  6:45 a.m., the Advocacy and Emerging Issues Breakfast will feature Denise Spangler, University of Georgia; Luis Leyva, Vanderbilt University; and Robert Berry, University of Virginia and NCTM President. 

This year’s annual AMTE Advocacy and Emerging Issues Breakfast features three panelists who have engaged in advocacy at different levels—advocacy for a teacher preparation program, advocacy for their own work, and advocacy on behalf of an education organization. Panelists will share their ideas about why advocacy is important in their work, what it means to be an advocate, and how one ‘does advocacy’ in mathematics education. Everyone is welcome, including those who are experienced with advocacy, those just starting out, and those who are wondering why they would even want to consider engaging in this work.

Session highlights

  • More than 30 posters will be shared at the AMTE Poster Session from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m.
  • Beginning at 5:00 p.m., the Judith Jacobs Lecture will be given by Denise Spangler, Bebe Aderhold Professor in Early Childhood Education, Professor of Mathematics Education, and Dean of the College of Education, University of Georgia. The title of her presentation is "Fundamental Commitments of My Work as a Mathematics Teacher Educator."

Saturday – February 9th

Breakfast and lunch are included with the registration fees. Members of AMTE affiliates will meet during breakfast.

Session highlights

  • Last year's Early Career Award Winner, Sarah Bush, University of Central Florida, will present a session titled, "Authentic STEAM Instruction to Support and Challenge Each and Every Learner."
  • The AMTE Business Meeting will be held during lunch.

We look forward to seeing you in February in Orlando, FL!

Susan Gay, AMTE Conference Director
University of Kansas