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MCTM Spring Conference


2018 MCTM

Building an Equitable Community

Teachers Connecting with Teachers
Communicating through Technology
Teaching Each and Every Learner
Eliciting Discourse Practices
Communities of Leadership


Friday-Saturday, May 4-5, 2018
DECC Convention Center, Duluth, MN


Keynote Speakers:


Friday Keynote: Paul Gorski

Slides from Friday's Keynote

Paul C. Gorski is an associate professor of Integrative Studies in George Mason University's School of Integrative Studies, where he teaches classes such as Poverty, Wealth, and Inequality; Social Justice Education; Social Justice Consciousness and Personal Transformation; and Contemporary Issues in Social Justice and Human Rights. He recently led the design and development of the new Social Justice and Human Rights undergraduate and graduate programs. Paul is a Senior Research Fellow for the Center for the Advancement of Well-Being and is serving his third term on the board of the International Association for Intercultural Education. He has been an active consultant, presenter, and trainer for nearly twenty years, conducting workshops and providing guidance for schools and community organizations committed to equity and diversity. He created and continues to manage the Multicultural Pavilion, an award winning Web site focused on critical multicultural education. He has published more than 50 articles and eight books, focusing most recently on topics like poverty and educational opportunity, racial equity, and activist resiliency. He also has taught for the University of Virginia, the University of Maryland, Hamline University, and the Humane Society University. He lives in Virginia with his cat, Buster.

Areas of specialty:
Equity literacy framework
White privilege and racial equity in schools and school districts
Poverty and class equity in schools and community organizations
Research-based, holistic strategies for addressing achievement (or opportunity) gaps
Activist burnout and resiliency
Leadership development and the training of trainers for equity and diversity


Saturday Keynote: Robert Q. Berry III

Robert Q. Berry, III, Ph.D. is President-Elect of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) and is an Associate Professor of Mathematics Education at the University of Virginia in the Curry School of Education. Dr. Berry teaches mathematics methods courses in the teacher education program. Equity issues in mathematics education are central to his research focus with four key strands: a) understanding Black children’s (particularly Black boys’) mathematics experiences and identities; b) measuring and understanding standards-based mathematics teaching practices; c) understanding identity, agency, and positionality; and d) qualitative metasynthesis research methodology in mathematics education. He was on the writing team for NCTM’s landmark publication Principles to Actions: Ensuring Mathematical Success for All (2014). Berry served on the NCTM Board of Directors from 2011-2014, recipient of NCTM’s Linking Research to Practice Publication Award for volume years 2010 and 2014, and the recipient of the University of North Carolina School of Education’s 2016 Distinguish Alumni Excellence in Teaching Award.


2018 Spring Conference Schedule
Download 2018 Spring Conference Program with session information (pdf)
Download 2018 Spring Conference Session Grid (pdf)
Digital Resources from presenters
Thursday, May 3    
7:00-9:00 p.m. Registration. Some exhibits open.
CONNECT Annual Event - Register Here
Edmund Fitzgerald Exhibit Hall
Gooseberry Falls
Friday, May 4    
7:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Exhibits/Registration Open Edmund Fitzgerald Exhibit Hall
7:30 a.m.-8:15 a.m. First-Timers Orientation Registration Area
8:30-9:30 a.m. Keynote - Paul Gorski Please sit with your Region Ballroom J/K
9:45 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Sessions/Workshops Various Rooms
12:15-1:15 p.m. Exhibits/Registration Closed for Lunch
12:15-1:15 p.m. Lunch Ballroom J/K
1:15-5:45 p.m. Exhibits/Registration Open Edmund Fitzgerald Exhibit Hall
1:30-5:00 p.m. Sessions/Workshops Various Rooms
4:00-5:00 p.m. MinnMATYC Open Forum and Annual Meeting Harbor Side 205
5:15-6:00 p.m. Regional Meetings MCTM
Various Rooms
5:45-7:00 p.m. Presidents' Reception Ballroom J/K
7:15-8:45 p.m. Delegate Assembly Harbor Side 3rd Floor
Saturday, May 5
7:30 a.m.-12:45 p.m. Registration and Some Exhibits Open Edmund Fitzgerald Exhibit Hall
8:15 a.m.-12:45 p.m. Sessions/Workshops Various Rooms
10:35-11:05 a.m. MinnMATYC Open Forum Ballroom L
11:15 a.m.-12:45 p.m. MinnMATYC Annual Business Meeting Ballroom L
12:45 p.m.

Keynote - Robert Berry III
Door Prizes following the Saturday Keynote Presentation. Must be present to win. Place name tag in box as you enter for lunch.

Ballroom J/K


On-line Spring Conference Registration Is CLOSED

On-site registration will be available.

CONNECT Annual Event

Lodging - Conference and Symposium participants are responsible for their lodging.
Duluth Hotel Information (pdf)