AMTE Webinars

As a benefit to members, AMTE sponsors professional webinars for mathematics teacher educators. The program features interactive presentations chosen by the AMTE Professional Development Committee.

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November 1, 2016

Presenter

Nadine Bezuk, San Diego State University
Chair, AMTE’s Standards for Mathematics Teacher Preparation writing group

When

Tuesday, November 1, 2016 at 4:00 - 5:00 PM EST
The registration deadline is Friday, October 28th at 11:59PM PST.

Description

AMTE’s  Standards for Mathematics Teacher Preparation  describes the knowledge, skills, and dispositions well-prepared beginning teachers should have and how programs can ensure their students meet those standards. I will discuss the recently released draft and how you can provide your input to shape the final document.
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July 13, 2016

Presenters

Rachel Levy, Harvey Mudd College

When

Wednesday, July 20, 2016, 4:00pm - 5:00pm EST

Description

The IMMERSION program is a partnership between school districts and university mathematics educators to help elementary school teachers engage their students in mathematical modeling.  This webinar will introduce participants to mathematical modeling and the ways we help teachers facilitate mathematical modeling in their classrooms.  It will include examples of modeling activities that have been used in K-8 classrooms.

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May 13, 2016

Presenters

Melissa Boston, Duquesne University (bostonm@duq.edu)
Mike Steele, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (steelem@uwm.edu)
Fred Dillon, Ideastream (fdizzle1955@gmail.com)

When

Thursday, May 26, 2016, 4:00pm - 5:00pm EST

Description

In this webinar, members of the Principles to Action Toolkit development team will introduce the Principles to Action Toolkit, engage participants in selected modules (based on narrative cases, video cases, and student work), and discuss ways to use the materials in teacher education and professional development.

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March 23, 2016

Presenters

Gwyneth Hughes, College of Education, Boise State University & Education Outreach and Partnerships, University of Wisconsin Madison (gwynethhughes@boisestate.edu) Michele Carney, College of Education, Boise State University
Jonathan Brendefur, College of Education, Boise State University

When

Wednesday, March 30, 2016, 4:00 - 5:00 PM ET

Description

We will discuss our journey in moving a highly interactive mathematics professional development course into an asynchronous hybrid format. Specifically we will describe the technological affordances that allowed us to maintain the underlying philosophy of the course while meeting the wide range of needs of participants.

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November 4, 2015

Presenter:  Affiliate Connections Committee

When: Friday, October 23, 2015 

This online webinar focuses on issues relevant to local and regional organizations of mathematics teacher educators, including affiliate organizations. Topics include tools for dissemination of information, resources, advocacy, local updates, and membership recruitment strategies.

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April 28, 2015

Presenter: Jennifer Nickell, North Carolina State University

When: Thursday, May 7, 2015, 4:00-5:00 PM Eastern Time 

Participants will learn about a technology-rich task that they could use to engage  teachers in statistical reasoning, increase their technological knowledge, and provide opportunities to reason about students’ work on the task with technology. Technologies used in the task include: Google Forms, TinkerPlots, and GoAnimate (animation creation software).

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October 29, 2014

Presenter

Hollylynne S. Lee, Mathematics Education, North Carolina State University

Abstract

In this webinar, participants will learn how and why animations can be useful in mathematics teacher education. Ever spend hours searching for videos that can be used in your methods courses to engage teachers in thinking about students' reasoning, their work on a task, or teacher moves made in a group discussion? While video or real students and teachers can be a powerful tool, there are other options! With animation tools, you can easily create carefully constructed episodes to represent scenarios from research studies, publications, or your practical experiences. Animations can also be a tool to have teachers enact a scenario of how they imagine students and teachers interacting around a mathematics problem. Several easy-to-use software applications will be shared.

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September 30, 2014

Presenter

Steve Leinwand, Principal Research Analyst,  American Institutes for Research

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September 4, 2014

Presenters

W. Gary Martin, Auburn University and Co-Director the MTE-PartnershipMarilyn E. Strutchens, Auburn University and Past President of AMTE

Abstract

Secondary mathematics teacher preparation programs face significant challenges in preparing enough new teachers who can support their students in meeting the challenges of the Common Core and other state standards. To address this challenge, 38 major state universities, along with their K-12 partners, formed the Mathematics Teacher Education Partnership (MTE-Partnership). The partnership has adopted the “networked improvement community” (NIC) design developed by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching (Bryk et al., 2010). In this talk, we will discuss how the NIC approach has provided a structure for mobilizing a national effort to transform secondary mathematics teacher preparation. Implications for work in secondary mathematics and for applying this model to other problem areas will be discussed.

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March 7, 2014

Presenters

Steve Rhine (Willamette University)Rachel Harrington (Western Oregon University)National Technology Leadership Initiative [NTLI] Award Winners at 2014 AMTE Conference

Abstract

Veteran teachers gain knowledge of how students struggle and engage with mathematics through experience. Can we accelerate preservice teachers development of that knowledge? Using research on students struggles with algebra, the Center for Algebraic Thinking has developed multiple, freely available technology based resources for Mathematics Methods instructors including an Encyclopedia of Algebraic Thinking, 17 iPad apps, a Formative Assessment Database, 80 videos of students explaining their thinking with algebra problems, and 15 instructional modules. In this webinar we present an example instructional module that integrates all of the resources.

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