Get the Facts Out (GFO) and the Mathematics Teacher Education Partnership (MTEP), are co-hosting the second annual pre-conference to the 2023 AMTE Annual Conference, Transforming Secondary Mathematics Teacher Preparation: Focus on Recruitment and Equity. The pre-conference is February 1, 2023, 9:00 a.m.-5:30 p.m. CST. Virtual participation will also be possible.
The purpose of this one-day pre-conference is to support mathematics teacher educators committed to improving secondary mathematics teacher preparation by exploring two interconnected areas: (1) effective strategies for recruiting STEM teacher candidates, with a focus on secondary mathematics teachers but applicable to candidates at all levels K-12, utilizing the resources of and led by members of the AMTE Get the Facts Out (GFO) Task Force (see www.getthefactsout.org); and (2) transforming secondary mathematics teacher preparation programs with a focus on equity and social justice, incorporating the expertise of the Mathematics Teacher Education Partnership (MTEP) (see www.mtep.info).
The program will kick off with two plenary sessions focusing on each area organized by the AMTE GFO task force and MTEP, followed by break-out sessions in the afternoon providing opportunities to dig more deeply into aspects of program transformation and recruitment. Details on the schedule will follow. The pre-conference offers a valuable opportunity to gain important insights into how you might improve your secondary mathematics teacher preparation program, particularly its recruitment strategies, as well as to network with others who have a similar focus.
Please register for the pre-conference at this link at your earliest convenience, as space is limited. A limited amount of funding will be available to support attendance at this pre-conference.