October 8, 2018

KEYNOTE: Improving Mathematics Instruction for Students who Struggle

8:15  -  9:15
Auditorium D 103

Are you ready to rid yourself of expiring rules? Are you willing to commit to working as a team? This session will encourage the use of evidence based strategies such as Concrete/Semi-Concrete/Abstract (CSA) to help students develop a balanced understanding of concepts and skills. Using formative assessment approaches to building from students’ strengths we will […]

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Talking Math in Science

9:30  -  10:20
Room A116

Math discourse in science? Science classrooms are the perfect place to employ math discourse strategies to create understanding, support critical thinking and connect the SMPs to the NGSS science and engineering practices. In this interactive session we will explore techniques to create lively math discussions in the science classroom

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Develop a Growth Mindset in your Students and Yourself!

9:30  -  10:20
Room A106

Tired of hearing “I’m no good at math” or “I hate math”? If so, help your students develop a growth mindset about math. Help them know their potential by understanding how their brain grows, how mistakes help us learn, and how struggle is helpful. Also, tired of thinking “These kids will just never get it!”? […]

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Re-Thinking Acceleration in Middle School and High School Mathematics

9:30  -  10:20
Room Little Theatre

Participants will also explore how to best communicate the school or district decisions about math acceleration to parents and community members. I will share the white paper on acceleration and the research base and description of the pipeline for grade 6-12 mathematics. This session is intended for teachers, curriculum leaders, administrators, and coaches. This topic […]

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Going Global in your math class with Skype

9:30  -  10:20
Room B110

In this session, participants will learn new ways to turn their math class into a global learning environment. Participants will hear stories of Skype in the Classroom experiences, learn easy ways to connect Skype in the Classroom with their math class and content, and gain ideas for virtual field trips, guest speakers, and collaborative projects.

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Welcome First Timers!

9:30  -  10:20
Room A112

First-time attendees, come and join us for a conference welcome session! Network with other mathematics educators. Share resources. Learn how to make the most of the KATM conference.

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Mathematics Update from KSDE

10:30  -  11:20
Room Little Theatre

This session will provide an update on resources available for the implementation of the 2017 Math Standards. Information on upcoming professional learning opportunities will be shared. Additionally, updates related to the math state assessment will be provided.

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Gr8 Math Resources & Websites for the Revised Standards

10:30  -  11:20
Room Library

Bring your laptop or tablet to this session to discover and explore various resources to support your work in instructing with the revised Kansas Math Standards. You will leave with ideas and activities to use right away! Join the fun!

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I’m Game, Are YOU?

10:30  -  11:20
Room B102

EVERFI is tapping into student interest and curiosity to make critical math skills relatable, engaging, and interactive with our sports and STEM career themed Math Supplemental Resources. Educators in attendance will gain access to several online resources that will highlight real-world applications to math concepts. Bring your device and join our session to gain login […]

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The “Thinking Classroom” – An Early Review

10:30  -  11:20
Room B110

The “Thinking Classroom” is an instructional design developed by Dr. Peter Liljedahl of Simon Fraser University. It includes 14 researched-based key points to invert your classroom from a teacher-centric space to student-centric. If the students aren’t thinking, they aren’t learning. This session will examine the practices currently in place by the presenter, and an unscientific […]

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Incorporating Interactive Notebooks With Differentiated Learners

1:10  -  2:00
Room A106

VENDOR SESSION:  So you want to use Interactive Notebooks in your classroom (or you already are) but you wonder what to do to differentiate for the students in your classroom. Come join me as we model some quick and easy implementation techniques that you can take back and use right away without fail to make […]

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Encouraging a Growth Mindset Through Effective Grading Practices

1:10  -  2:00
Room Little Theatre

What do your grading practices imply? In this presentation we will explore the purposes, concerns, interpretations and impacts of Traditional and Redesign Grading Practices. Time will be devoted for you to determine your perspective on learning and how the actions you take and decisions you make, based on your mindset, impact your students. We will […]

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The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly of Math Manipulatives

1:10  -  2:00
Room B110

I love math teaching with math manipulatives (tools) at all grade levels. There are wonderful tools (including calculators) available to make math more understandable and enjoyable. However, some good ones are misused (becoming bad), some bad ones are misused (becoming ugly) and some ugly ones should be banned from the classroom altogether. Come see what […]

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Twitter Accounts Every Teacher Should Follow

2:10  -  3:00
Room B110

Without question, Twitter has become a hotspot for education-related tips, tricks, and talks. You can be instantly connected to a network of passionate educators sharing their experiences and insights into the education world, and there are many innovative teachers using Twitter to engage with like-minded people. From nonprofits to everyday teachers, this session will share […]

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