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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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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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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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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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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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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Steve Leinwand, Principal Research Analyst,  American Institutes for Research

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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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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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Melissa Boston, Duquesne University, MTE Associate Editor, 
Denise Spangler, University of Georgia, Chair of the MTE Editorial Panel

Abstract

Mathematics Teacher Educator was launched as a new journal in September 2012 and has thus far published 3 issues. We will describe the types of manuscripts that MTE is seeking to publish and will describe the nature of evidence that is appropriate for this journal. We will also describe the review process and explain the review criteria in detail. This webinar is intended both for those who are seeking to submit manuscripts to MTE and those who wish to become reviewers.

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Shannon Glynn, Associate, Council of Chief School Officers (CCSSO)

Abstract

The Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO), in association with NGA and other math educator groups, is working to create a communications toolkit that can be used by math educators at the local level to promote and support the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics. There are many myths about CCSS that are being perpetuated at the grassroots level, and this is especially true for the math standards. Math educators represent the perfect validators for the standards and need ensure their voices are heard and they are able to combat the myths that exist about the Math standards. Their expertise and proximity to the standards is critical in providing the public with accurate information about the Common Core.

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