The AMTE Annual Conference provides participants with opportunities to examine and discuss current issues at the intersection of research and practice in mathematics teacher education. With the exception of Reports and Posters, sessions must actively engage participants, and the ways in which a presentation will involve participants must be described in the proposal. The following are potential formats for presentations arranged in order of duration. Individual Sessions and Symposia have options for session duration. The program committee reserves the right to adjust session lengths to fit the confines of the program.
Reports allow for presentations that can be shared in a concise manner. Presentations will foreground either research or teaching with a connection to research or theory and practice. Final project descriptions or teaching or research ideas may be particularly appropriate. Audience engagement is typically not a component of these reports. The program committee will group 2 - 4 submissions on similar topics in the same session, and a member of the committee will moderate the session. Each report typically will have 10 minutes to present and 5 minutes to field questions/comments. During 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. Successful Reports typically have one person present and use a minimum number of presentation slides with only pertinent information.
Individual Sessions allow for project overviews and updates, descriptions of local, state, national, or international initiatives, and research or practice reports. Such sessions are 45 or 60 minutes and typically have 1-3 session presenters. At least one-third of the time must be allocated for active participant engagement.
The Poster Session is intended to facilitate sharing information and research through a visual display of material rather than a formal oral presentation. This session allows an opportunity for informal discussions and interaction between the presenter(s) and the audience. Each poster must fit on a 36” high x 48” wide display board. The Poster Session will run 60 minutes and at least one presenter must be with each poster during the session.
Discussion Sessions allow AMTE attendees to hold rich, focused discussions around issues of shared interest and are 60 minutes. Discussion Sessions should begin with a brief presentation by the organizers (no more than 15 minutes) to provide a question or idea to frame the discussion. Proposals must include the key question(s) and/or key idea(s) that will be the central focus/foci guiding the session.
Symposia allow presenters to choose one of several different formats for a 60 or 75-minute session. Regardless of format, at least one-third of the time must be allocated for participant interaction. Symposia formats include:
- Thematic Presentation: One substantive presentation regarding a specific relevant theme or issue for the AMTE audience with two prepared critiques or responses.
- Panel Discussion: Panelists address salient points related to an issue of current concern to mathematics teacher educators with a moderator to foster and facilitate interaction.
- Multi-Faceted Presentation: Several presentations focusing on the same issue from different perspectives or addressing related aspects of the issue.
Extended Sessions are 120 minutes and allow presenters to choose one of several different formats. Regardless of format, at least half of the time must be allocated for participant interaction. Extended Session formats include:
- Working Group: Participants engage in collaborative work towards a common goal or consider a particular issue relevant to mathematics teacher educators.
- Workshop: Participants engage with course, technology, and/or assessment materials relevant to mathematics teacher education.
- 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.