Upside-Down Teaching—The Secret to Developing Mathematical Thinkers
Description: When teachers structure classrooms so that students do the thinking and the talking, even challenging mathematics can become accessible to every student. Even those who have struggled can become successful in mathematics on tests and in their future work. Let's think about how to turn classrooms upside-down so that every student has an opportunity to grapple with challenging mathematics and learn more than we (or they) may have thought possible.
Cathy Seeley - former President of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, mathematics teacher, district mathematics coordinator, and State Director of Mathematics for Texas.
My Favorite Technologies That Allow Us to be Creative, Fun, and Engaging
iPads and essential apps, graphing calculators and emulators, web sites, videos, SMART Boards, online notes, and student response systems will be illustrated. See how to use these technologies effectively.
Tom Reardon - Tom Reardon taught mathematics for 35 years at Fitch High School where he was the department chair from 1993 through 2009. He also has taught mathematics at Youngstown State University since 1980. Tom has received several teaching awards including the Presidential Award for Excellence, the Radio Shack National Teacher Award, and the Outstanding Educator Award from the STEM college at his alma mater, Youngstown State University. Tom is also a nationally board certified teacher. He has been providing Professional Development in 38 states and 7 countries in integrating good teaching practices with technologies since 1995.
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|Thursday, May 1|
|7:00-9:00 p.m.||Registration. Some exhibits open.
CONNECT Membership meeting
|Edmund Fitzgerald Exhibit Hall
|Friday, May 2|
|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||St. Louis River Room|
|8:45-9:30 a.m.||Exhibits/Registration Open
Keynote - Cathy Seeley
"Upside Down Teaching - The Secret to Developing Mathematical Thinkers"
|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|
|5:15-6:00 p.m.||District Meetings MCTM
Door Prizes Awarded (must be present to win)
|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 3|
|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 - Tom Reardon
"My Favorite Technologies That Allow Us to be Creative, Fun and Engaging."