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MCTM Spring Conference


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Friday-Saturday, April 28-29, 2017
DECC Convention Center, Duluth, MN


Keynote Speakers:


Friday Keynote: Pamela Weber Harris

Real Math for All Students - How do different perspectives on learning math affect both the teacher and learner? How can we leverage those differences to help all students construct real mathematics? What is real math? Math is figure-out-able! And if we teach it that way, more students can learn more math.

Pamela Weber Harris, a former secondary mathematics teacher, teaches at the University of Texas at Austin, is a K-12 mathematics education consultant, a T^3 (Teachers Teaching with Technology) National Instructor, and a nationally known speaker. She presents at conferences and workshops throughout the U.S. on numeracy, Problem Strings at all grade levels, and using technology appropriately in the mathematics classroom.

She is the author of Building Powerful Numeracy for Middle and High School Students


Saturday Keynote: José Luis Vilson

Why Math is an Equity Issue - What does equity and math teaching look like? This presentation will talk about the way math teachers can and should incorporate critical thinking, analysis, and math pedagogy to their classrooms, schools, and communities.

José Luis Vilson is a National Board Certified math educator, blogger, speaker, and activist in New York City, NY. He is the author of This Is Not A Test: A New Narrative on Race, Class, and Education, and has spoken about education, math, and race for a number of organizations and publications, including The New York Times, Education Week, The Guardian, Al Jazeera America, Huffington Post, Edutopia, GOOD, and El Diario / La Prensa, NY. He is the founder of EduColor, a Math for America fellow and on the Board of Directors for the Center for Teaching Quality.

He is the author of This Is Not A Test: A New Narrative on Race, Class, and Education


2017 Spring Conference Schedule
Download 2017 Spring Conference Program Grid (pdf)
Download 2017 Spring Conference Schedule complete with menus (pdf)
Download 2017 Spring Conference Program with session information (pdf)
Additional session information

Thursday, April 27    
7:00-9:00 p.m. Registration. Some exhibits open.
CONNECT Membership meeting
Edmund Fitzgerald Exhibit Hall
Gooseberry Falls
Friday, April 28    
7:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Exhibits/Registration Open Edmund Fitzgerald Exhibit Hall
7:30 a.m.-8:30 a.m. First-Timers Orientation Registration Area
8:45-9:30 a.m. Keynote - Pamela Weber Harris Please sit with your Region
"Real Math of All Students"
Ballroom J/K
9:45-10:45 a.m. First-Timers Orientation Registration Area
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, April 29
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 - José Luis Vilson
"Why Math is an Equity Issue"
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-site registration will be available at the conference.

$245 for Friday and Saturday, $125 Saturday Only
Discounts for Math Education students and retired members.

Exhibitor On-Line Registration Form


Building Powerful Numeracy

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Symposium Information and Registration Forms

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