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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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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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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Intro to Your 18 Hours of Math

9:30  -  10:20
Room B102

This session will introduce you to the Masters of Science in Education with an Emphasis in Mathematics offered through Fort Hays State University to meet the HLC Requirements. This session will look at quadratic equations from elementary level through Calculus.

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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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A Recipe for Long Term Learning and Knowing

10:30  -  11:20
Room A106

In this presentation we will examine the research on how the brain learns. We will discuss and practice instructional strategies that will enhance the depth of learning for all students. Use what we know about the brain to help your students truly REMEMBER!

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Growing your Mathematical Mindset with Number Talks

10:30  -  11:20
Room A112

Number Talks are highly interactive, brief discussions lead by students about numbers and computation. Number Talks are not just for the K-2 elementary students. Students in grades 3-6 also benefit from structured discussions about computation including whole numbers, decimals, and fractions. Even preservice and inservice teachers can grow their mathematical mindset by learning to facilitate […]

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Growing your Mathematical Mindset with Number Talks

1:10  -  2:00
Room A112

Number Talks are highly interactive, brief discussions lead by students about numbers and computation. Number Talks are not just for the K-2 elementary students. Students in grades 3-6 also benefit from structured discussions about computation including whole numbers, decimals, and fractions. Even preservice and inservice teachers can grow their mathematical mindset by learning to facilitate […]

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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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Everyone Can Code

2:10  -  3:00
Room B116

We believe that coding is an essential skill for helping students thrive in 
 a technology-driven future. Learning to code unlocks creativity, develops 
 problem-solving skills, and opens career paths. Join us to learn about Everyone Can Code, the free comprehensive curriculum that makes it easy to teach coding to students from kindergarten to college. […]

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