2021 Conference

Calling Wisconsin Math Teacher Educators!

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! 

Stoking the Fire: Reigniting Mathematics Teacher Education in Wisconsin

The First Annual Conference of the WI-AMTE

In-person at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh
October 13-14, 2021


Conference Highlights 

Wednesday October 13:  4:00 pm – 8:00 pm

  • Keynote Address by Michael Steele, Immediate Past-president of the AMTE (National Organization): Championing Our Profession: The National and Local Challenges in Developing and Supporting Mathematics Teachers and What You Can Do
  • Panel Discussion on Advocating for Teaching in Wisconsin:  What are effective strategies for working with the Department of Public Instruction and our state government? The panel will include State Representative Gordon Hintz from the Wisconsin Legislature.
  • Conference Dinner focused on relationship building and collaboration, including a Math Education Trivia Game!┬á



Thursday October 14:  8:00 am – 2:00 pm

Panel discussions by conference attendees. Topics include:

  • Designing Transformational Teacher Education Programs: What do future secondary mathematics teachers need to know? How can we make a mathematical difference with our future middle and elementary teachers? 
  • Sharing Best Practices for Teaching Math Content and Methods Courses: What are your best activities, methods, and materials for the courses you teach? 
  • 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?
  • Creating Collaboration: How can we build alliances and reignite projects to benefit teachers and teacher preparation in Wisconsin?

Conference Participation Format

Everyone who registers for the conference can choose to be assigned to a panel and can appear on the program as a presenter. We will not have any concurrent sessions, so everyone is encouraged to attend and participate in every session, whether or not they are designated as being on the panel.

Regarding Covid 19

This will be an in-person conference taking place on the UW Oshkosh Campus. Currently UW Oshkosh has an indoor mask mandate for all, regardless of vaccination status. Besides having all attendees wearing face coverings, we will do our best to allow for appropriate physical distancing during our conference events.

We will follow all university, CDC and Wisconsin DHS guidelines and requirements. Should circumstances change and we are no longer able to hold an in-person conference on Oct 13-14, we will not be changing to a virtual or online format. Instead, our plan would be to reschedule the in-person conference for a later date. In which case we would either refund your registration fee or reapply it to the rescheduled conference.

Registration

To register for the conference, visit our Conference Registration Page.

Conference Registration fees are $60 for WI-AMTE Members, or $75 for non-members. We also have a $45 student rate.

The conference registration fee includes dinner on Wednesday October 13, and breakfast and lunch on Thursday October 14.

If you are not a member of WI-AMTE, or need to renew your membership, you can become a member or renew your membership as part of registering for the conference, and just pay $15 for Membership dues and $60 for the Conference Registration fee and all with the same $75 payment through PayPal.

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For Questions or Comments about the Conference…

… please contact the conference committee chair Eric Kuennen at kuennene@uwosh.edu