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MƒA at NCTM and NSTA 2019

In the News | March 28, 2019

In April, MƒA teachers and staff will play a role in two annual conferences: the 2019 National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) Annual Meeting & Exposition and the 2019 National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) National Conference. At both conferences we’ll be diving into mathematics and science pedagogy and content with colleagues from around the country, attending workshops run by MƒA Master Teachers, and hosting a reception, furthering our goal to recognize and celebrate highly accomplished teachers.

NCTM

The 2019 NCTM Annual Meeting & Exposition will be held in San Diego, California from April 3-6. This year there were a number of MƒA teachers and staff who were selected to deliver presentations during the conference. We’ve included the full lineup below:

April 4

  • 8 a.m.: Gabe Rosenberg, MƒA Master Teacher: “Levels of Rigor in Proof Using Transformations” in the San Diego Convention Center, 24 ABC
    • 9:30 a.m.: Dwaina Sookhoo, MƒA Early Career Teacher – “Groupwork through Social Justice” in the San Diego Convention Center, 20 BC Green

    April 5

    • 11 a.m.: José Vilson, MƒA Master Teacher – “Iris M. Carl Equity Address” in the San Diego Conference Center, Exhibit Hall E
    • 1:30 p.m.: Gary Rubinstein, MƒA Master Teacher – “Group Therapy: Teaching Basic Group Therapy through Rubik’s Cube-Like Puzzles” in the San Diego Convention Center, 24 ABC
    • 1:30 p.m.: Nancy Buck, MƒA Master Teacher – "Don't Take Away My Chalkboard: The Art of Using Board Space To Develop Mathematical Communication" in the Hilton San Diego Bayfront, Aqua 313
    • 4:30 p.m.: Patrick Honner, MƒA Master Teacher – “The Problem with Pentagons” in the Hilton San Diego Bayfront, Aqua D
    • 4:30 p.m.: Kevin Ehly and Edward Fletcher, MƒA Master Teachers – “Community Matters: Problem Solving through Peer Collaboration” in the Hilton San Diego Bayfront, Cobalt 501

    April 6

    • 9:45 a.m.: Patrick Honner and Andrew Wille, MƒA Master Teachers – “Assessing Mathematical Reasoning through Engaging Group Tasks” in the San Diego Convention Center, 33 AB
    • 11 a.m.: Leah Hirsch, MƒA Director of PD, and Courtney Allison, former MƒA Deputy Executive Director – “Unlocking the Power of Teaching Collaboration through Professional Learning Teams (PLTs)” in the Hilton San Diego Bayfront, Aqua 311

    NSTA

    The 2019 NSTA Conference is happening in St. Louis, Missouri from April 11-14. We also have a large number of MƒA teachers who were invited to give presentations at this conference. Full information on all MƒA teacher and staff presentations are as follows:

    April 11

    • 8 a.m.: Lauren Verdeflor, MƒA Master Teacher – “Beyond Bean Sprouts and Fast Plants: Botanical Activities for the STEAM Classroom” in the America’s Center, Room 161
    • 8:30 a.m.: Ghada Nehmeh, MƒA Master Teacher – “Physics is not the Boys’ Playground” in the Hyatt Regency St. Louis at the Arch, Sterling Studio 3
    • 12:30 p.m.: Ellie Williamson, MƒA Master Teacher – “Planning for Success through Actionable Steps” in the Hyatt Regency St. Louis at the Arch, Sterling Studio 1
    • 12:30 p.m.: Jean Hourihane, JoEllen Schuleman, and Meng-Ping Tu, MƒA Master Teachers – “Stoking the Spark of Curiosity with Phenomena” in the America’s Center, Room 151
    • 2 p.m.: Suzette Nelson, Arlene Ramos, and Ellie Williamson, MƒA Master Teachers – “Phenomena and Hands-on Activities: Making Science ‘Real’” in the Hyatt Regency St. Louis at the Arch, Regency D
    • 2 p.m.: Lauren DeFino, MƒA Master Teacher – “Weather and Climate: Use a Free Web-Based Graphing Tool to Analyze and Interpret Local and National Climate Data” ­in the America’s Center, Room 240
    • 3:30 p.m.: Pamela Flanagan, MƒA Master Teacher, Alison Cohen, Devan Aptekar, and James Salazar, MƒA Early Career Teachers – “Middle School Science Fair: Tips and Tricks” in the Marriott St. Louis Grand, Majestic F

    April 12

    • 8 a.m.: Jean Hourihane and JoEllen Schuleman, MƒA Master Teachers – “Following the Yellow Brick Road of NGSS” in the Marriott St. Louis Grand, Gateway B
    • 9:30 a.m.: Ghada Nehmeh, MƒA Master Teacher – “Learn Physics, Not Equations” in the America’s Center, Room 221
    • 12:30 p.m.: Lynn Shon, MƒA Master Teacher, and Andrew Zimmerman, MƒA Early Career Teacher – “Designing Climate-Resilient Schools for the Year 2100” in the America’s Center, Room 229
    • 12:30 p.m.: John Russell, Research Associate for Advocacy at MƒA, and Courtney Allison, former Deputy Executive Director at MƒA – “Unlocking the Power of Teacher Collaboration through Professional Learning Teams (PLTs)” in the Hyatt Regency St. Louis at the Arch, Grand Ballroom B
    • 2 p.m.: Jamie Kubiak, MƒA Early Career Teacher – “Affirming and Representing LGBTQIA+ Students in Science Curricula” America’s Center, Room 162
    • 2 p.m.: Lauren DeFino, MƒA Master Teacher – “Meet Me in the Middle Session: Understanding Weather and Climate with a Free Web-Based Graphing Tool” in the Marriott St. Louis Grand, Majestic A/B
    • 2 p.m.: Laura Wang, MƒA Early Career Teacher – “Participation Structures to Support Equitable Three-Dimensional Group Work” in the Hyatt Regency St. Louis at the Arch, Regency A
    • 2 p.m.: Chereese GardnerJessica Ross, and Ellie Williamson, MƒA Master Teachers – “Do I Really Have to Teach Literacy…This is Science!” at the Hyatt Regency St. Louis at the Arch, Mills Studio 1

    April 13

    • 9:30 a.m.: Ellie Williamson, MƒA Master Teacher – “Argument Driven Reasoning” at the Hyatt Regency St. Louis at the Arch, Grand Ballroom D/E
    • 12:30 p.m.: Laura Wang, MƒA Early Career Teacher – “Why Matter Matters: Socially Conscious Chemistry” in the Hyatt Regency St. Louis at the Arch, Sterling Studio 6
    • 2 p.m.: Lauren DeFino, MƒA Master Teacher – “Using a River Ecology Teaching Case to Engage Students in Developing and Using Models, and Constructing Explanations from Evidence” in the America’s Center, Room 229
    • 2 p.m.: John Russell, MƒA Research Associate for Advocacy, and Uzma Shah, MƒA Program Officer for Professional Development – “Make Evolutionary Thinking Visible Through Cladograms!” in the Hyatt Regency St. Louis at the Arch, Grand Ballroom B
    • 2 p.m.: Brittany Beck, MƒA Master Teacher – “Group Learning Routines to Promote Access in an NGSS Science Classroom Through Equitable Discussion” in the America’s Center, Room 152

    April 14

    • 9:30 a.m.: Laura Wang, MƒA Early Career Teacher – “Cross-School Collaboration to Build an Interdisciplinary Water Quality Unit” in the America’s Center, Room 242
    • 11:30 a.m.: Meng-Ping Tu, MƒA Master Teacher – "Immersing in our Senses: Using Phenomena to Teach Neurobiology” in the America’s Center, Room 231

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