Region E1 Report - Winter 2015/2016

 

News from the Eastern 1 Region
Suzanne Libfeld, Eastern 1 Regional Director
Winter 2015/2016

During Fall 2015, many rich and rewarding opportunities were provided by organizations throughout the Eastern 1 Region, and exciting events are planned for 2016.

New York State Association of Mathematics Supervisors (NYSAMS:) In September, NYSAMS hosted the Eighth Annual Hall of Fame for Mathematics Educators in Albany, NY. The honorees were Dr. Douglas Clements, Dr. Frances Curcio, Dr. Linda Curtis-Bey, Dr. William Farber and Dr. Margaret Farrell. Their brief biographies, previous awardees, and nominations for the 2016 Hall of Fame are can be found at nysams.org. NYSAMS hosted the 11th Annual Leadership Summit in September. Jim and Judi Matthews presented "Concrete Ideas for Successful Coaching," Susan Brockley from the Office of Curriculum and Instruction, NYSED addressed presented "Algebra II- Putting it into Perspective," Dana Morse spoke about TI technology and Suzanne Libfeld did a presentation the outstanding resources of NCSM. The Fall 2016 events will take place in Suffern, NY.

The Association of Teachers of Mathematics in New England (ATMNE): Over 500 math educators from New England and beyond came to Portland, Maine to "Show Us Your Moxie: Distinctively Different Teaching" on October 29-30. The four keynote speakers, Diane Briars, Don Balka, Greg Tang and Dan Meyer who also did breakout sessions for participants at the conference, inspired all. In addition to these keynotes, fantastic speakers representing all of the New England states shared ideas about how to create rich math learning experiences for all students.

The Association of Teachers of Mathematics in New England (ATMNE) rotates this regional fall conference through each of the six New England states in collaboration with the sponsoring state affiliate. This year, the Association of Teachers of Mathematics in Maine (ATOMIM) hosted the conference. An annual tradition, the Richard H. Balomenos Memorial Lecture was delivered by Pam Buffington of EDC. It is a special honor to be selected to deliver this talk. Pam spoke about "Strategic Use of Mobile Technologies as an Equity Move." This talk was followed by a "Taste of Maine" reception with local musicians "Bold Riley" providing the entertainment.

The next ATMNE conference will be held in Manchester, New Hampshire on October 20-21, 2016.

New Hampshire Teachers of Mathematics (NHTM): Nearly 100 educators gathered for our Dine & Discuss on November 9th with the focus "From Principles and Practices to Actions and Evidence - How do we get there and what does it look like?" Rob Lukasiak was the keynote speaker. This event launched a book study that will happen this year within NHTM's Regional Structure and is part of a grant awarded by ATMNE. The culminating activity/discussion for the book study will occur during NHTM's Spring Conference to be held at Keene State College on March 18, 2016: "March Forth with R2Q2" -" Rigor and Relevance and Quality in Questioning." The conference presentations will emphasize the eight standards for mathematical practice with connections to the CCSSM Standards for Mathematical Content and STEM.

NHTM is looking forward to hosting the annual ATMNE conference October 20-21, 2016 at the Radisson Hotel in Manchester, NH: "Vote with Math! Developing Informed Citizens Through Mathematics". Keynote speakers will be NCTM President-Elect Matthew Larson, Margaret "Peg" Smith, and Tom Reardon. For more information about these events go to NHTM'website: nhmathteachers.org.

Rhode Island Mathematics Teachers Association (RIMTA): RIMTA's Annual Fall Meeting was held Wednesday October 14th, 2015. The presenters were Sue Osberg, Kees de Groot and Donna Christy. The Annual Winter Workshops will be held on January 21st, 2016. Facilitators will include the following with a focus on using technology to enhance teaching and learning: Modeling through Multiple and Representations Alignment to Principles to Action. Dan Meyer is coming to Rhode Island - "Dinner with Dan" on May 5, 2016. All details and registration information can be accessed at www.RIMTA.net

The Association of Mathematics Teachers of New York State (AMTNYS): Hundreds of mathematics educators attended the 65th Annual Conference, "Practices Make Perfect," held in Rochester, NY, November 12-14. The keynote speaker was Dan Meyer and the Banquet speaker was Peg Smith. The 66th Annual Conference will be held in Rye, NY in November 2016. Access information at amtnys.org.

The First New Cubed Math Conference: The first joint conference of AMTNYS, ATMNE and AMTNJ (Association of Mathematics Teachers of New Jersey), will be held June 27-29, 2016 at Iona College, New Rochelle, NY. The featured speakers are Steve Leinwand, Jenny Tsankova, Eric Milou, Mary Altieri and Jim Rubillo. For more information contact the conference coordinator, Jim Matthews at .

The Eastern I Region is resplendent with wonderful opportunities for professional learning and networking throughout the year. We hope you are able to participate in the upcoming exciting events.

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