2021 Conference Program

Wednesday, October 13

Keynote Address by Michael Steele

4:10-5:00 pm
Sage Hall 1216

Championing Our Profession: The National and Local Challenges in Developing and Supporting Mathematics Teachers and What You Can Do

Mike Steele is the Immediate Past President of the Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators and a program officer at the National Science Foundation. Mike has previously directed the secondary mathematics teacher preparation programs at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and Michigan State University. 

A former middle and high school mathematics and science teacher, Dr. Steele has worked with preservice secondary mathematics teachers, practicing teachers, administrators, and doctoral students across the country for the past two decades. He has published several books and journal articles focused on developing mathematics teacher knowledge and supporting teachers in enacting research-based effective mathematics teaching practices. He is the co-author of NCTM’s Taking Action: Implementing Effective Mathematics Teaching Practices in Grades 6-8, The 5 Practices in Practice: Successfully Orchestrating Mathematics Discussions in Your High School Classroom, and several other research-based professional development resources for secondary mathematics teachers. He is also the author of A Quiet Revolution: One District’s Story of Radical Curricular Change in Mathematics, a resource focused on reforming high school mathematics teaching and learning.

Panel Discussion

5:10-6:00 pm
Sage Hall 1216

Advocating for Teaching in Wisconsin:   What new policies and legislation will be impacting math teachers and teacher education, and what are effective strategies for working with our state and local government agencies?

  • Representative Gordon Hintz, Wisconsin State Assembly Minority Leader
  • Stephanie Bernander, CESA 6
  • Linda Uselmann, Marian University

Conference Dinner

6:30-8:00 pm  
Ground Round Restaurant at the Best Western Premiere Waterfront Hotel

We have a private area reserved at the Ground Round Restaurant for dinner, drinks, collaboration, and Math Trivia for that evening.

The cost of the dinner is included in the conference registration fee. The buffet will include boneless wings, a big veggie platter, chips with guac, salsa and cheese dip, baby-back ribs, baked potato platter with fixings, a make-your-own Taco salad bar (with meats and cheeses on the side), and a big dessert tray.

The Math Trivia Game will be run by John Beam and Jason Belnap from UW Oshkosh.

Thursday, October 14

Panel Discussion Sessions

8:10 – 9:00 Session 1
9:10 – 10:00 Session 2
10:10 – 11:00 Session 3
11:10 – 12:00 Session 4
12:10 – 1:00 Lunch Break and Treasure Hunt
1:10 – 2:00 Session 5
All Sessions on Thursday October 14 Held in Reeve Union 212

8:10-9:00 am  
Best Practices for Teaching Math Content and Methods Courses for Pre-service Elementary Teachers
. What are your best activities, methods, and materials for the courses you teach? 

  • Nicole Muth, Concordia University Wisconsin
  • Kristi Lampe, Carroll University
  • Ryan Harrison, UW Eau Claire
  • Linda Uselmann, Marian University
  • Maria Franshaw, UW Parkside

9:10-10:00 am  
Best Practices for Teaching Math Content and Methods Courses for Pre-service Secondary Teachers
. What are your best activities, methods, and materials for the courses you teach? 

  • Melissa Troudt, UW Eau Claire
  • Derek Sturgill, UW Stout
  • Sinan Kanbir, UW Stevens Point
  • Amy Parrott, UW Oshkosh
  • Jenny Sagrillo, UW Milwaukee

10:10-11:00 am  
Designing Transformational Teacher Education Programs: 
What do future secondary mathematics teachers need to know? How can we make a mathematical difference with our future elementary, middle, and secondary math teachers?

  • Stephanie Bernander, CESA 6
  • Christine Lucas, UW Milwaukee
  • Jen Murphy, UW Madison
  • Jennifer Szydlik, UW Oshkosh
  • Sid Jennings, UW Madison

Centering Students in the Learning of Mathematics:
How can we (re)imagine PK-16 collaborations and ignite conversations with PK-16 stakeholders about centering students’ identities in the learning of mathematics?

  • Barbara Bales, UW System Administration
  • Lisa Hennessey, Sun Prairie School District
  • Dan Starr, Veritas High School
  • Jen Murphy, UW Madison
  • Maria Franshaw, UW Parkside

12:10-1:00 pm   
and Mathematical Puzzle Treasure Hunt

1:10-2:00 pm  
Creating Collaboration and Next Steps: 
How can we build alliances and reignite projects to benefit teachers and teacher preparation in Wisconsin?

  • Matt Chedister, UW La Crosse
  • Melissa Troudt, UW Eau Claire
  • Jason Belnap, UW Oshkosh

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