WMC and WI-AMTE will be hosting a book study on the Catalyzing Change Book Series focusing specifically on the Elementary and Middle School Texts. There will be breakout sessions specifically focused on each book for in-depth study.
An official sign up page with cost is coming soon. If you are interested in possibly participating or have questions, please consider filling out the form at: https://forms.gle/DSEf7azYPVkFU6Kf9
It is once again time for nominations for the WI AMTE Board of Directors. Please consider nominating yourself or a colleague. Serving on the WI AMTE board involves a three-year commitment to participate in monthly electronic meetings and the business meeting at the annual conference at the Green Lake Mathematics Conference. The main role of the board is to provide guidance for decisions related to direction for the organization.
The board is entertaining nominations this year for two 3-year terms running September 2020-August 2023. We are particularly interested in nominees who are enthusiastic about WI-AMTE and interested in seeing the organization grow.
Please nominate someone else or yourself by completing the following form by August 18, 2020: https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=8rm4Fr33GkO3OdSUKOJjFtFH0TD1B1FEpRzSFTymzHtUMzlOM1NFQk9CMFY4MURQSEVFSUNGT1NBSi4u
All nominees will be contacted to confirm their nomination, asked to provide a picture of themselves, and submit a short description (max 200 word) of their interests and qualifications. Information about nominees will be posted online at https://www.wiamte.org/ and publicized to the membership. The election will be held electronically from September 1-15, 2020.
We look forward to receiving your nominations!
Thanks to Eric Kunnen, John Beam, and the math ed group from UW Oshkosh for sharing their work on preservice teacher tasks. The video can now be found on our Dynamic Discussions Page.
WI-AMTE is excited to host its second paper talk from articles from The Mathematics Enthusiast special issue Support Mathematics Teacher Educators’ Knowledge and Practice for Teaching Content to Prospective (Grade K-8) Teachers. The paper talk will be on May 27th at 7 PM at https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89984964719.
This month we will be focusing on Eric Kuennen and John Beam’s work Teaching the Mathematics that Teachers Need to Know: Classroom Ideas for Supporting Prospective Elementary Teachers’ Development of Mathematical Knowledge for Teaching. The authors will join us to describe how to engage preservice teachers “in problem solving as a means of making sense of the content that they will teach and that immerse them in the mathematics practices that they will later need to foster with their own students.”
If you are interested in joining us, please sign up at: https://forms.gle/gW19DQQ67LuGtUxt8
We look forward to an exciting night of mathematical discussion.
We have started a page – many from AMTE national to help facilitate online teaching. If you have resources you would like to add, please e-mail Matt Chedister (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Michael Steele (email@example.com).
NCSM had to cancel their in-person conference so they are going to hold an online version on Monday and Tuesday (3-30 and 3-31). More information including in ways to log in will be available soon. Below is a link to the schedule:
The video for our paper study is now posted on the Dynamic Discussion page or here. Thanks to Mathew Felton-Koestler for helping lead a great discussion.
On March 11th at 7 PM during our Dynamic Discussion, we are launching a new program. Using the newest edition of the Mathematics Enthusiast Special Issue: Supporting Mathematics Teacher Educators’ Knowledge and Practices for Teaching Content to Prospective Teach as our guide, we are hosting a series of paper studies on the education of prospective teachers and the professional development of early career teachers. Given the changes in licensure and the many statewide discussions surrounding this and other issues, now is a prime time to gather and discuss scholarly articles. These paper studies are relevant to anyone who has a stake in mathematics education including mathematics educators, mathematicians, and practicing and mentor teachers.
The focus papers can be found at https://scholarworks.umt.edu/tme/. Our first study will focus on the Guest Editorial: Special Issue on Supporting Mathematics Teacher Educators’ Knowledge and Practices for Teaching Content to Prospective (Grades K-8) Teachers to get a scope of the entire issue and on the Felton-Koestler’s piece Teaching Sociopolitical Issues in Mathematics Teacher Preparation: What do Mathematics Teacher Educators Need to Know?
If you are interested in taking part, please sign up at: https://forms.gle/HuzHAnp3W39GfG6X8
The meeting itself will be at hosted at: https://uwmsoe.zoom.us/j/258130643 on March 11 at 7 PM
On February 26th from 11-12 Central time, AMTE (National Organization) will be hosting a webinar entitled The Current Status of Novice Mathematics Teachers: Findings from the 2018 NSSME+. Please consider attending to learn about the new teachers who make up a fourth of the teaching workforce and how we can assist them.
All materials from our Dynamic Discussion on Feb 11 on the Wisconsin Math Standard are posted on our Dynamic Discussion page. Please don’t forget to fill out the DPI survey on the standards by February 28th.