Call for Proposals:The Program Committee for the 2018 AATM Annual Conference seeks proposals from educators interested in contributing to this professional learning experience. Questions may be addressed to Jaclyn Wood at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The deadline for submitting proposals is 11:59 p.m. on Friday, May 11, 2018.
Program Overview:The theme for the 2018 AATM annual conference is, "Show Me the Math!"
Sessions should provide opportunities for equipping teachers to enhance their instruction and increase their ability to support students or adults in becoming effective learners of or leaders in mathematics. These can include classroom-ready strategies for instruction and/or assessment, lesson plans or research findings. Further, direct connections with the (Approved 12/2016) Arizona Mathematics Standards including the Standards for Mathematical Practice should be made.
Proposals should address at least one of the following strands:Strand 1: Rigorous ContentThe focus of this strand is to enrich student experiences by providing a balanced approach to rigorous mathematics. Presentations in this strand should model engaging students in rich tasks and in purposeful mathematical discourse. Topics may include, but are not limited to, conceptual understanding, application, procedural skills and fluency, productive struggle, reflective thinking, and perseverance.
Strand 2: Formative AssessmentThis strand focuses on the design, implementation, and analysis of formative assessments. Presentations may include, but are not limited to, embedding formative assessments in lessons, establishing criteria to measure success, collecting evidence of student learning, providing timely feedback, and using formative data for guiding instructional decisions in ways that support and extend learning.
Strand 3: Visual MathematicsThis strand focuses on students creating mathematical meanings through visual mathematics. Presentation topics may include, but are not limited to, engaging students in using and connecting visual representations of mathematics concepts, facilitating students’ use of manipulatives, using models to explore mathematical thinking and understanding, and sharing representations to help deepen conceptual understandings of mathematics.
Strand 4: Instructional Engagement Sessions for this strand focus on student involvement in the active learning of mathematics. Such sessions may include, but are not limited to, specific mathematical topics or standards, STEM, hands-on activities and strategies, grouping strategies, or other instructional methods that activate students in the learning and assessing process.
Strand 5: Leadership The focus of this strand is how leaders build supportive conditions for teachers as they implement a balanced high-quality mathematics program. Sessions are geared toward teacher leaders, coaches or administrators, who work with classroom teachers. Presentations in this strand will focus on leadership actions around implementing changes in mathematics teaching and learning. Such sessions may include, but are not limited to, the creation of high-level tasks/lessons/assessments,, working with teacher or teacher teams around student learning, effective grading and feedback or supporting active learning.
With the above goals in mind, we welcome proposals from a wide range of educators and offer to assist teachers, researchers, or others who might be new to developing proposals, preparing presentations, or speaking at conferences. The option to work with a mentor for preparing the presentation appears on the Proposal Form. If you prefer the mentoring process begin at the proposal development stage, contact Jaclyn Wood, email@example.com.
Proposal Review Criteria:Your proposed session will be evaluated based on the following:
Relevance:• Does the proposed session address one of the five conference strands? • Does the proposal clearly address each item in the strand description? If not, does it explain why a specific item is not included?• Will the proposed session entice participation of the audience?
Quality:• Does the proposal clearly communicate what will happen during the session?• Does the proposal describe how the participants will be engaged?• Is the proposal written well?
Impact• Does the session include practical strategies and/or activities to be used in the classroom/school/professional setting?• Does the session, if applicable, have the potential to increase mathematical rigor through addressing conceptual understanding, application and mathematical fluency?
Additional Information• AATM will announce selected proposals no later than June 1, 2018• Presenters will receive complimentary conference registration, lunch, and a one-year AATM membership (one presenter per session)• ASU provides Large Screen Monitors. (Please bring a Macintosh adapter, if you wish to use a Macintosh for presentation.) Presenters should bring their own laptops and other presentation equipment and materials to the venue. • ASU will provide projectors in each room. All rooms will be set up with tables and chairs.• Once rooms are assigned, presenters will be notified of the room capacity.
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