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Viva las Matematicas at CAMT 2019!

Let’s celebrate math at the 2019 Conference for the Advancement of Mathematics (CAMT)!

This year’s conference highlights educators and organizations making educational gains with diverse student populations. Attendees can choose from a wide range of sessions, with topics covering technology, assessment, STEM, and working with bilingual students.

CAMT 2019 will take place at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center in San Antonio, Texas July 10-12. You can come see us at Booth #212 all three days of the show, and get hands-on experience with a demo of our new ST Math Chats feature!

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Join MIND colleagues at various speaker presentations and workshops throughout the conference:

Math Innovation Zones Year 1: A Journey With Southside ISD

Time and Place: Thursday 1 PM in room 218

Presenter: Garrett Girouard, Kimberly Faircloth

Session Overview: The Texas Education Agency (TEA) introduced the Math Innovation Zones (MIZ) program to support districts and open-enrollment charter schools in the creation and expansion of high-quality, blended-learning programs aligned with the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS). The TEA will be welcoming a new cohort of MIZ districts in the 2019-2020, so please come along for a journey with Southside ISD K-12 Math Coordinator Kym Faircloth to learn how year 1 might look for your district. 

Sure, It’s Personalized, But Is It Actual Learning?

Time and Place: Friday 11:30 AM in room 215

Presenter: Brandon Smith @bds_math

Session Overview: The term “personalized learning” has become a buzzword across the education landscape, particularly in edtech. But what does that term truly mean? In this session, we’ll discuss the misconceptions that have contributed to the confusion around personalized learning. We’ll differentiate between learning and practice, and identify the questions we need to keep in mind when creating a personalized-learning approach and evaluating resources to bring into our classrooms.

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Beyond Instagram-worthy: Gain More Professional Learning From Social Media

Time and Place: Friday 1 PM in room 304C

Presenter: Calli Wright @CalliWrights

Session Overview: How can we move from posting and sharing just the surface level engagement, and connect to the actual learning: skills, concepts, standards, etc.? Examining the current research around how educators are using social media for professional development, we’ll derive some best practices and insights to improve our interactions and relationships online. In the interactive component of this session, we’ll discuss our goals for PD and develop specific actions and a plan for using social media as a tool to meet those goals.

-> Check out these 20 Texas education leaders to follow on Twitter

It's Everyone's Problem!

Time and Place: Friday 2:30 PM in room 210AB

Presenters: Melanie Cooper, Lori Rosenkranz, Sandra Consilio

Session Overview: Word problems—everyone has them! And, everyone has a strategy to solve them. In this session, we will share how our district came together to form and implement a common problem-solving strategy used by all students, teachers, and campuses across the district. We will share our process for collaborating to build the model, providing training, and

supporting use in the classroom. Every time students walk into a class, they live and celebrate the math, rather than learn a new strategy.

-> Check out our tips for writing better word problems.

ST Math Chat Demos

Time and Place: Exhibitor hours in booth 212

Overview:ST Math Chats are 25-30 minute lessons that utilize 1:1 or 2:1 technology to create an interactive learning and sharing experience. Teachers can easily launch the lessons directly from their ST Math console and jump into a guided experience that uses the visual models and manipulatives of ST Math puzzles to spark rich math discussion. Stop by the booth throughout the conference to experience this new beta feature (grades 3-5) for yourself!

We hope to see you at CAMT next week, and there is still time to register at camtonline.org. If you can’t make it, you can still keep up with our activities during the conference on Twitter at @MIND_Research. Follow all the CAMT action @CAMTtweets and by following the hashtags #CAMT19.

Calli Wright

About the Author

Calli Wright is the Education Engagement Manager at MIND Research Institute. She loves playing board games and editing their rules, which she often talks about on twitter @CalliWrights.

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