Focus on What Matters Most: Effective Teaching!
With all the change and challenge swirling in schools today it is easy to become distracted, but effective instructional practices are one of the most controllable in-school factors in student learning. The overarching message of Principles to Actions is that effective teaching is the non-negotiable core necessary to ensure that all students learn mathematics at high levels. Specific actions you can take to implement the eight high-leverage instructional practices will be examined.
Overcoming Obstacles to Make Mathematics Work for All!
Content standards may improve overall student achievement, but are unlikely to reduce existing learning differentials. In order to raise the achievement of all students and simultaneously close learning differentials, improvement efforts must simultaneously address six necessary program shifts as well as persistent obstacles that have stood in the way of making mathematics work for all students. This session will address specific actions you can take to overcome these obstacles, implement highly effective mathematics programs, and ensure that mathematics works for all students!
Matt Larson - Matt Larson is the K-12 mathematics curriculum specialist for the Lincoln Public Schools in Lincoln, NE. He is a co-author of the recent IES What Works Clearing House Report: Teaching Strategies for Improving Algebra Knowledge in Middle and High School and the co-author of numerous other professional books, including: the Common Core Mathematics in a PLC at WorkTM series, and Beyond the Common Core: A Handbook for Mathematics in a PLC at Work Series.
He is a member of the writing team for the recent NCTM publication: Principles to Actions: Ensuring Mathematical Success for All. And he is a co-author of K-12 mathematics programs published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.
Larson has taught mathematics at the secondary and college levels and has held an appointment as an honorary visiting associate professor at Teachers College, Columbia University. He has served on the Board of Directors for the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics and as past chair of NCTM’s Research Committee.
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|Thursday, April 30|
|7:00-9:00 p.m.||Registration. Some exhibits open.
CONNECT Membership meeting
|Edmund Fitzgerald Exhibit Hall
|Friday, May 1|
|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|
Keynote - Matt Larson
"Focus on What Matters Most: Effective Teaching!"
|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 2|
|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|
Keynote - Matt Larson
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2015 MCTM Spring Conference.
Proposal dealine is December 20.
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