WI AMTE is pleased to announce a track devoted to mathematics teacher education at the WMC Annual Meeting in Green Lake, WI on May 5th, 2017. Please see the flyer below for session information.
We are also pleased to announce the first annual Preservice and Early Career Teacher Poster Session! Please encourage your preservice teachers and early-career colleagues to showcase their work at this relaxed, informal poster session on Thursday prior to Celebrate WMC. Submit your poster proposal here!
2017 Green Lake Sessions
On March 22, WI AMTE held a webinar to discuss current challenges with the Praxis II Mathematics exam. Slides for the webinar are attached, along with a portion of the webinar video discussion embedded below.
A DPI-commissioned task force (the Leadership Group on School Staffing Challenges) has proposed significant and sweeping changes to state licensure. Among these changes include the consolidation of licenses into two categories: Grades PK-9 generalist, and Grades 4-12 content specialist. This move would eliminate a specific license for Early Childhood Education (no coverage for birth-PK) and significantly change the scope of the secondary mathematics education EAA license.
You can read a summary of the recommendations here. There is currently no mechanism for providing feedback to DPI on this matter. WI AMTE’s voice was represented in letters that have gone forward from UW System institutions with stakes in teacher preparation, and from the Wisconsin Mathematics Council. We encourage WI AMTE members to make their voices heard by emailing Sheila Briggs directly.