2019 Mathematics Educators Convergence | Aug. 5-9 | Columbus Academy

 

 

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The inaugural Mathematics Educators Convergence will be hosted by Columbus Academy in Gahanna, Ohio, from August 5-9, 2019. This week-long conference is inspired by a love of learning from colleagues of different backgrounds.

With this conference, Columbus Academy wants to support and cultivate the spirit of collaboration amongst independent, private, and public school mathematics educators and administrators working with grades 6-12.

By learning from one another, we want to grow in how we teach mathematics, reflect and share ways in which we and our students do mathematics, and consider new ways to provide equity and access to help empower all mathematics students. We hope you will join us this summer!

Follow the latest updates and coverage of the conference via Twitter @MECatCA.

Registration

Early-bird registration fee (by May 1, 2019): $325 

Registration fee after May 1: $400

*Registration includes: breakfast, lunch, and an evening social outing on Wednesday, August 7.

Visit our registration page to secure your spot today!


Conference Details

This year’s conference is based on themes from NCTM’s book Catalyzing Change with keynote speakers and breakout sessions related to its themes. All participants will also receive a copy of the book as part of their registration!

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Interested in leading a session? Then consider sharing your expertise and ideas by leading a session around one of the four themes listed below. Visit our speaker proposal page or submit your session proposal here by April 1, 2019.

Essential Concepts

  • What are critical mathematical topics in grades 6 - 12 curriculum and how should they be sequenced?
  • How do these topics relate to mathematical practices and processes beyond content and skills?
  • What are exemplary projects/lessons that relate to these critical topics?

Access & Equity

  • How do we support mathematics success for all students?
  • How do we empower students to build a positive math identity?

Research-Based Teaching Practices

  • What practices/norms support student agency, sense-making and connections?
  • What types of tasks, activities or assessments promote research-based practices?

Why do we do math?

  • What types of activities prepare students for college and career readiness?
  • What types of activities allow students to make sense of and critique the world?
  • What types of activities allow students to play and wonder with mathematics?


Keynote Speakers

Robert Q. Berry III | President, National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM), professor at the University of Virginia, and mathematics education researcher

Fawn Nguyen | middle school teacher, blogger, and Twitter star 

Visit the keynote speaker page to read more about them!

 

Other Important Information

Columbus Academy Campus Map
Lodging Information (coming soon)

Questions? Please contact mathematics department chair, Chris Bolognese (bolognesec@columbusacademy.org).