Friday, June 20, 2014

CAMT is Coming Up!

By Savannah Hill, RME Professional Development Coordinator

Looking for a good conference this summer? Come join us at CAMT - the Conference for the Advancement of Mathematics Teaching in Fort Worth on July 21 - 23. CAMT is an annual Texas conference for K-12 mathematics teachers. The conference is sponsored jointly by the Texas Council of Teachers of Mathematics, the Texas Association of Supervisors of Mathematics, and the Texas Section of the Mathematical Association of America.

If you have never heard of the CAMT Conference, here is a little bit about them from their website:
The CAMT program consists of approximately 750 sessions, ranging from 90 minutes to three hours. The workshops and sessions consist of mathematics content and pedagogy appropriate for K-12 mathematics teachers. Outstanding speakers from all over the state and nation submit proposals to present sessions, and a program committee selects sessions most appropriate for the conference. Also, a large number of presenters are invited from all over the country to present featured sessions. Most session presenters are outstanding, practicing mathematics teachers, who present ideas for teaching that they have found effective in their classrooms. Many sessions involve hands-on learning activities that teachers can use in the classroom to address various topics in the mathematics curriculum. Effective use of manipulative materials in the classroom is an important component of the conference, and a number of sessions regarding manipulative use occur at each conference. Use of technology in classroom instruction is also an important component of the CAMT conference.
We have several members of our team presenting this summer. Come join us at one of the following sessions!
  • Engaging Models and Activities to Support Fraction Instruction - Monday, July 21, 10:00 - 11:00 and 11:30 - 12:30, CC 203A 
  • BYOD: RtI at Your Fingertips - Monday, July 21, 10:00 - 11:00, CC 120 
  • MSTAR: Understanding the Value of an Assessment Plan - Monday, July 21, 1:00 - 2:00, Omni FW 5 
  • PreCal 911: Engaging Activities to Save the Day! - Tuesday, July 22, 10:00 - 11:00, CC 201C 
  • Teacher T.O.M. - A Strategy for Reflective Practice - Tuesday, July 22, 11:30 - 12:30 and 1:00 - 2:00 Omni Stockyards 3 
  • ESTAR: Understanding the Value of an Assessment Plan - Tuesday, July 22, 1:00 - 2:00, Omni FW 5 
  • Implementing the NEW TEKS with Best Practices - Tuesday July 22, 1:00 - 2:00, CC 114 
  • Money Management: Developing Appreciation Through Mathematics - Tuesday, July 22, 1:00 - 2:00, CC 204AB 
  • Spaghetti & Meatballs and Algebraic Reasoning - Wednesday, July 23, 10:00 - 11:00, Omni Sundance 2 
  • ESTAR: Understanding the Value of an Assessment Plan - Wednesday, July 23, 2:30 - 3:30, Omni FW 5
Hope to see you there! 

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