Resources from WI-AMTE Sessions at the 2022 WMC Green Lake Conference

“Mathematics Coaching to Strengthen Content Knowledge, Pedagogical, and Beliefs”, led by Erin Edginton, UW Platteville: Slides to be posted soon.

“Building A Robust Pipeline – Recruiting and Retaining Teacher Candidates”, led by Eric Kuennen, UW Oshkosh: Slides (pdf file).

“From Quick Fixes to Learning Together: Mentoring New Teachers”, led by Lynn School, New London Middle School: Slides (pdf file).

Announcing the 2nd WI-AMTE Annual Conference

The Wisconsin Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators (WI-AMTE) invites you be part of a renewed effort to strengthen relationships and build partnerships among K-12 schools and institutes of higher education. If you teach pre-service mathematics teachers, work with student teachers, mentor practicing teachers, or have ideas or need ideas for how to better develop and support high-quality mathematics teachers in Wisconsin, then this conference is for you! 

This in-person conference will be held at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh on October 26-27, 2022.  The conference will run from approximately 4:00 pm -8:30 pm on Wednesday October 26 (including a conference dinner) and from 8:00 am to 2:30 pm on Thursday October 27.

Stay tuned! We expect to publish an initial conference program and conference registration information on this website early this summer. Please email Eric at kuennene@uwosh.edu with questions.

The Dynamic Discussions of Mathematics is BACK!!!!

Join us again for a fast-paced sixty minutes of sharing and discussion on Thursday, March 31st at 7:00 pm. Our discussion will focus on mentoring pre-service teachers in the development of best practice instructional strategies. This discussion will inspire and empower in-service teachers as they mentor and guide pre-service teachers in their development of best practices.

Sign up for this discussion at the following link by March 24th. https://forms.gle/dUyCuHQkBwq7CLgn9

Starting Down the Path of Invigorating High School Mathematics: A (Different Kind of) Book Study

Tuesdays at 5:30-6:30pm Central on 12 April, 17 April, 25 April, and 3 May

WI-AMTE is proud to announce an opportunity to come together and discuss the recent book, Invigorating High School Math: Practical Guidance for Long-Overdue Transformation, authored by longtime friends of the Badger State Steve Leinwand and Eric Milou. This book addresses the most critical challenges facing high school mathematics and provides practical guidance for creating long-term change to the content, pedagogy, and assessment of high school mathematics.

Our different kind of book study group is designed to be the start, but not the end, of a conversation across the state about modernizing mathematics. In addition to discussing some sections of the book (but not all of it!), we’ll be reviewing the resources that exist to support schools and districts in modernizing high school mathematics, and working to create resources of our own to support the invigoration of high school mathematics. We want to position the team that engages in this book study to be able to consult with and support schools and districts as they take on this long-term work. 

Our four sessions will focus on these four topics:

April 12:          Modernizing HS math: opportunities and challenges (Part 1 of the book)
                        discussing opportunities and challenges, exploring the national landscape

April 19:          Content, Courses, and Pathways Session 1 (Chapter 4 of the book)
                        discuss chapter 4, explore available resources, discuss resources to develop

April 25:          Content, Courses, and Pathways Session 2 (Chapter 5 of the book)
                        discuss chapter 4, explore available resources, discuss resources to develop

May 3:             Supporting & promoting high school math invigoration (Chapter 10 of the book)
                        what additional resources do we need and how can we support others?

The book study is free, in part because we’ll be asking for your intellectual contributions in developing resources and your willingness to be a resource to others in the future moving down this path.  To sign up for the session, please use this link. You will need to purchase your own book; the print version is available here and the digital resource is available here.

Announcing the First Annual WI-AMTE Conference

The Wisconsin Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators (WI-AMTE) invites you to build collaboration, reinvigorate advocacy, and share best practices for preparing mathematics teachers in our state. If you teach mathematics content or methods courses to pre-service teachers, or support practicing math teachers at any level, then this conference is for you! 

This in-person conference will be held at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh on October 13-14, 2021. Visit our Conference Page for more information about the conference and how to register.

WI-AMTE at WMC Virtual Conference!

Join WI-AMTE from 1 to 2 on Saturday, May 8th for a session entitled “Supporting Early Career and New Teachers in the New Normal.” In this session, we look at a case study of an early career mathematics teacher and explore ways to support the unique challenges for this group of teachers through and after COVID. We’ll also touch on how to deal with change and uncertainty in the professional environment.

WI-AMTE Planning Meeting for the 2021-2022 School Year

WI-AMTE will be hosting a meeting to discuss our planned initiatives for the 2021-2022 school years. These include:

  • Restarting the pre-pandemic methods discussion group.
  • A PD program to confront the concerns over “learning loss” and how to reframe the discussion.

We also are excited to hear other ideas that people have for the 2021-2022 school year. If you are interested in attending or have ideas, please fill out this form. The meeting can be joined at:  https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83308625355

Book Study: High School Mathematics Lessons to Explore, Understand, and Respond to Social Injustice

Join WI-AMTE and WMC for an in-depth discussion of the text.  Click here to sign up. In our book study, we will explore the guiding theory and practical lessons in the book and share our experiences as we implement these lessons with students.  We know that this year is particularly challenging, and we welcome all participants at whatever level you can engage (from reading a chapter when you can to implementing lessons and sharing the outcomes).

This book study is designed for all stakeholders including Teachers, Coaches, Administrators, and Math Instructors at the University and College level.  Teachers can sign up as individuals or as faculty groups from their schools. 

The discussion will be held virtually over four weeks in March: Wednesday, March 10th, 17th, 24th and 31st from 7 pm-8 pm (CST).

The cost to participate in the book study is $5 and  undergraduate students can register for free. You can purchase the book from Corwin or NCTM