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.

Dynamic Discussion – Filling The Gaps – Working with Students in a COVID and Post-COVID World

Many students have received an uneven experience due to the pandemic and switches between online, hybrid, and online learning. WI-AMTE will be hosting a dynamic discussion on February 24th on 7 PM (Central) to begin the discussion about what these gaps might be, and how we can work to fill in these spaces while still providing students with a robust mathematical education built around conceptual understanding, mathematical reasoning, and problem solving. If you are interested attending, please fill in the form here. We look forward to having a great discussion!

Teaching in the World of COVID: A Dynamic Discussion

Teaching hybrid classes and using distance learning is a challenge for all of us. As we embark on this school year, join us on September 24th at 7 PM to discuss what has worked, what has surprised you, and what challenges lay ahead that we can work together to tackle.

We will use the NCTM/NCSM statement on online learning to help guide our discussion.

The discussion can be joined at this link.

WI-AMTE Paper Study

We will be hosting our first Paper Study discussion of this year on September 10th at 7 PM.

With the realities of COVID, we will be examining ways of using technology to train preservice teachers. Joined by the authors, we will be using the paper Design Principles for Examining Student Practices in a Technology-Mediated Environment as our guide.

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 here.

If you are interested in taking part, please sign up here.