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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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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Peg Smith, University of Pittsburgh

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A key challenge mathematics teachers face in enacting ambitious forms of instruction is to orchestrate discussions that use students’ responses to instructional tasks in ways that advance the mathematical learning of the whole class. In particular, teachers are often faced with a wide array of student responses to complex tasks and must find a way to use them to guide the class towards deeper understandings of significant mathematics. This webinar focuses on a model for effective use of student thinking in whole-class discussions that has the potential to make such teaching manageable for more teachers and help teachers orchestrate discussions that move beyond showing and telling.

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TEACH Math Project Team
Corey Drake (TEACH MATH Principal Investigator), Michigan State University Co-Principal Investigators: (presented alphabetically)
Julia Aguirre, University of Washington – Tacoma
Tonya Gau Bartell, Michigan State University
Mary Q. Foote, Queens College, CUNY
Amy Roth McDuffie, Washington State University Tri-Cities 
Erin Turner, University of Arizona
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Rochelle Gutiérrez, University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana

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