New Ideas to Empower Math Learners

Get inspired at the NCSM/NCTM sessions on effective math leadership

Two exciting math education events are
coming up in San Diego in April that will delve into issues of leadership. This
is the meeting ground to gather with long-time colleagues and new teaching friends,
to share interests and support one another in building math programs. Directors
from DreamBox and other organizations will offer energizing presentations. And you
can explore new ideas in math learning leadership at many interesting booths in
the Expo Exhibit Hall.

From April 1-3 the National Council of
Supervisors of Mathematics (NCSM) Annual Conference, Making Waves With Effective Mathematics Leadership, welcomes you to
dive into the conversation. Sessions to look for include two presentations by
DreamBox Senior Vice President of Learning, Dr. Tim Hudson.

Monday, April 1st, 2:45 pm–3:45
pm at the Marriott Marquis, Tim will talk about how digital resources provide rich
opportunity to engage math students in ways that aren’t possible without
technology. He’ll go into how these tools help teachers understand each
student’s learning path. You’ll explore the tools, and hear what research has
uncovered about their impact on student development.

On Wednesday, April 3rd,
9:30 am–10:30 am, Tim is back with strategies to encourage and cultivate
curiosity in young math learners. Join Tim to learn ways to inspire and empower
students to ask their own questions. You will also learn how to actually assess
curiosity in math classes, at any grade level.

From April 3rd–April 6th
it’s time for the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) annual
meeting and Expo, taking place at the San Diego Convention Center. DreamBox and
other math learning groups will give workshops on how teachers can lead the way
in transforming the foundations of how we think about math education.

You won’t want to miss the
presentation by David Woods, DreamBox Director of Curriculum, on empowering
students to find their love and joy of mathematics. On Thursday, April 4th,
4:30 pm–5:30 pm David will lead participants in a conversation on changing the
very fabric of math culture in the classroom.

And on Friday, April 5th,
1:30 pm–2:30 pm, Dr. Tim Hudson will lead a discussion on equity in grading
practices. He’ll talk with all of you about innovations in grading that
contribute to student success and confidence––instead of create barriers that block
students in unintended but subtle ways.

As part of your immersion in the many
fine presentations at NCSM and NCTM, stop by a DreamBox session or visit our
booths. We’d love to connect with you at the conference and Expo. Enjoy like-minded
devoted math teachers you’ll re-connect with, and those you will meet for the
first time. You can even start your day at NCTM with renewing Sunrise Yoga from
6:00 am–7:00 am, before entering the transforming talks on renewal of math
learning for students.

Learn more about the NCSM conference events here!

And the NCTM meetings and Expo here!

Ali Cunlisk

Ali Cunlisk

Marketing Coordinator at DreamBox Learning
Ali is currently the Marketing Coordinator for DreamBox Learning. She is a recent graduate from the University of Washington and is a firm believer in adaptive education. When she is not at work she enjoys Washington hikes, exploring new restaurants and of course hanging out with her four legged furry brother Max!
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