You are the voice of the new paradigm in math education – and we have created the setting for your voice to be heard.
This year, MidSchoolMath is dedicated to delving deep into "The New Paradigm" that is leading the way to transform the math classroom with new teaching structures, where traditional methods are failing our students. “Inside the New Paradigm” provides the forum for your unique perspective to contribute to a collective goal of “stopping the drop” in a unique conference experience.
MidSchoolMath will use a staggered review process for the 2018 Conference, filling up to 2/3 of the available session slots during the first round
of reviews. We encourage all presenters to apply as early as possible to increase the likelihood of being accepted.
Batch 1: Submit by July 14, 2017 (expect to be notified in August)
Batch 2: Submit by September 15, 2017 (expect to be notified in October)
A special pre-conference workshop will be offered on Thursday, March 1 with Tracy Johnston Zager, author of Becoming the Math Teacher You Wish You'd Had. This workshop is dedicated to exploring new thinking from vibrant classrooms. You’ll grapple with big ideas: How is taking risks inherent to mathematics? How do mathematicians balance intuition and proof? How can teachers value both productive mistakes and precision? You’ll also find dozens of practical teaching techniques you can try in your classroom right away—strategies to stimulate students to connect ideas; rich tasks that encourage students to wonder, generalize, conjecture, and persevere; routines to teach students how to collaborate. All teachers can move toward increasingly authentic, delightful, robust mathematics teaching and learning for themselves and their students.
This workshop can be added to your conference registration for a discounted rate of $150.
"Readers, be warned: you are about to fall in love. Tracy writes, "Good math teaching begins with us." With those six words, she invites you on a journey through this most magnificent book of stories and portraits…This book turns on its head the common misconception of mathematics as a black–and-white discipline and of being good at math as entailing ease, speed, and correctness. You will find it full of color, possibility, puzzles, and delight…Let yourself be drawn in.” -Elham Kazemi, Professor, math education, University of Washington
The Conference Agenda, with a detailed listing of Concurrent and General Sessions, will be released in Fall 2017. Registered attendees will receive access to sign up for sessions and create a personalized schedule in early January. Concurrent sessions are filled on a first-come, first-serve basis by sign-up priority.
Conference activities will run from approximately 8:00 am to 5:00 pm on Friday and 8:00 am to 1:30 pm on Saturday, to ensure that a minimum of 10 contact hours of professional development will be provided. See faq for more information about contact hours.