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Sunday, June 17, 2012

Michigan Council of Teachers of Mathematics annual conference invite

The 2012 Michigan Council of Teachers of Mathematics Conference  is being held Wednesday-Thursday, August 1,2 at TraverseCity West Senior High School, with the pre-conference institutes being held on Tuesday, July 31. 

We are very excited to hear from our two keynote speakers.  Dr. Hank Kepner, from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, who is a former president of NCTM, will be speaking on Wednesday.  On Thursday, we have Dr. Bill McCallum, from the University of Arizona, who is the lead writer of the Common Core State Standards, speaking via Skype. 

For our pre-conference institutes, you will be able to choose 2 of the following 4 half day options. More information on each session is available at
  • Beth Herbal-Eisenmann, from MSU, presenting on productive and powerful discourse for high school
  • Maria Anderson, from Muskegon Community College, presenting on using technology in the mathematics classroom
  • Hank Kepner, former NCTM president, presenting on reasoning and sense-making- 1 session for elementary and 1 for secondary
  • Pamela Cunningham, from Monroe Intermediate School District, presenting on meeting the needs of struggling students
You can view the schedule of sessions for the 2-day conference and see the descriptions of each session. There are sessions devoted to the CCSS, Smarter Balanced (including a session from Vince Dean from the Michigan Department of Education with the latest information), integrating technology, meeting the needs of struggling students, and much, much more!

Registration forms and online registration as well as hotel information (including a special deal with Great Wolf Lodge) are also available at this site, as is information about several incentives.  Questions can be directed to Kevin Dykema, conference chair.

We hope to see you in beautiful Traverse City this summer!

The 2012 MCTM Conference Committee

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