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Help Spread the Word About the ATMNE 2022 Conference in Killington!

27 Sep 2022 6:55 PM | Steven Ushakov (Administrator)

Have you registered for the ATMNE 2022 Conference in Killington, VT yet? 


There's no time like the present! Click here to register for the Conference

Why do it now?

  1. If you do it by October 1, you are guaranteed to get a free t-shirt in your preferred size!

  2. So that you have a reason to book a room in the block of available rooms reserved at the Killington Grand Hotel & Resort. Please consult our ATMNE 2022 Hotel Accommodations information for more info on room blocks and discounts (while available).

  3. So that you have the time to complete any paperwork needed in order to submit your purchase orders to the VCTM Treasurer, Steven Ushakov (sushakov@u32.orgas soon as possible (but no later than October 19th, 2022, the first day of the conference). 

  4. Because we have some incredible speakers lined up! You can check out the full program on our website or keep reading to find out more about our featured keynote presentations!

Keynote Speakers

Dr. Shelly Jones

Friday 10/21 at 1 p.m.

The “Math”uration of Culturally Relevant Pedagogy: Fostering Hope in the Mathematics Classroom

K - Higher Education

“No curriculum, standards, or wording will lead to the automatic creation of culturally relevant teaching without powerful new thinking about the nature of mathematics, who it is for, and what it can be used for” (Matthews, Jones & Parker, 2021). Using Hope Wheel verbs - Love, Invest, Inspire, Create, Restore, Protest – educators are able to plan mathematics tasks based on notions of empowerment. The goal is for students to see themselves in math culture and find purpose in learning it. 

Dr. Shelly M. Jones is a Professor of Mathematics Education at Central Connecticut State University. Before joining the CCSU faculty, Dr. Jones was a middle school Mathematics Teacher and a K-12 Mathematics Administrator. She provides mathematics professional development nationally and internationally. She has been an educator for 30 years. Dr. Jones serves her community by working with various professional and community organizations. You can see her CCSU TEDx talk on YouTube where she talks about culturally relevant mathematics. She is a contributing author for the book entitled, The Brilliance of Black Children in Mathematics: Beyond the Numbers and Toward a New Discourse, author of Women Who Count: Honoring African American Women Mathematicians, and co-author of Engaging in Culturally Relevant Math Tasks: Fostering Hope. 

Dr. Nicki Newton

Thursday 10/20 at 9 a.m.

The Silent R in Education: Relationship

K - 5 

In this keynote Dr. Nicki Newton will discuss the relevance and significance of how a  love for our children, ourselves, and the curriculum  all intertwine together as the clear less yet necessary glue that makes the whole process seamless. Join her in this celebration of loving our students and loving the math. 

Dr. Nicki Newton is an education consultant who works with schools and districts around the country and Canada on k-8 math curriculum. She has taught elementary school, middle school, and graduate school. Dr. Nicki has an Ed.M. and an Ed.D from Teachers College Columbia University. She is greatly interested in teaching and learning practices around the world and has researched education in Denmark, Guatemala and India. She has written several books, including Guided Math, Math Workshop and Math Running Records. She is currently a part of the curriculum team for the new McGraw Hill Reveal Math series. She enjoys visiting schools and working with administrators, teachers and students in their classrooms face-to-face and virtually.

Dan Meyer

Thursday 10/20 at 1 p.m.

Math Without Mistakes

K - 12

The math education community has worked to destigmatize mistakes in recent years, yet it continues to diagnose as mistaken what is instead very purposeful student thinking. We'll learn about curriculum, technology, and strategies that celebrate and develop that thinking instead, helping learners grow in their math identity and knowledge.

Dan Meyer taught high school math to students who didn't like high school math. He has advocated for better math instruction on CNN, Good Morning America, Everyday With Rachel Ray, and He earned his doctorate from Stanford University in math education and is the Director of Research in Desmos Classroom at Amplify where he explores the future of math, technology, and learning. He has worked with teachers internationally and in all fifty United States. He was named one of Tech & Learning's 30 Leaders of the Future. He lives in Oakland, CA.

Kevin Dykema

Friday 10/21 at 9 a.m.

From Math by Memorizing to Math by Understanding

K - Higher Education

We must ensure that each and every student receives a high quality mathematics education that promotes reasoning throughout the grades. Explore how the effective mathematics teaching practices can be utilized to help promote this deep reasoning. Engage in tasks and activities to illustrate how to effectively integrate these into the classroom. Let's help our students fall in love with math!

Kevin Dykema has been an 8th grade math teacher in southwest Michigan for over 25 years and is currently serving as President for the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics. He is the co-author of Productive Math Struggle. He also conducts many professional development sessions throughout the United States and loves working with others to help improve mathematics education for each and every student.

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