Frequently Asked Questions
What is the exact schedule?

Conference activities will run from 8:00 am through 5:00 pm on Friday, March 2 and 8:00 am through 1:00 pm Saturday, March 3. The optional pre-conference workshop (additional fees apply) will run from 8:00 am to 4 pm on Thursday, March 1. A detailed agenda, with details on concurrent sessions, will be released in Fall of 2017. Session sign-up will open to registered attendees in January 2018.


I teach math at a district-run magnet school, but my friend who told me about this conference teaches math for a virtual charter school. Can we both attend this conference?

Yes! The MidSchoolMath Conference is designed bring together a diverse audience of educators. Teachers from district-run public schools, public charter schools and private schools that use a variety of models including traditional school environments, magnet schools, blended learning programs and online virtual schools are ALL welcome and encouraged to attend!


Does this conference relate to the Common Core State Standards?

Yes, the conference is specifically focused on ways to transform math education in ways that align with and emphasize the Common Core State Standards for grades 5, 6, 7 and 8. If you are from a private school or state that does not follow the CCSS, you will still find many relevant sessions on topics typically covered in these grades.


I'm not a middle school math teacher? Can I attend?

The conference is primarily designed for middle school teachers. However all educational professionals who work with middle school math curriculum and pedagogy are welcome to attend. This includes curriculum supervisors, state department of education staff, faculty who teach in education programs at colleges and universities, and students who are currently earning an undergraduate or graduate degree in education, and even out-of-school time program coordinators.


What is included in the conference fee?

Your registration fee includes all conference sessions, activities and programs, as well as daily snacks. It does not include lodging, travel costs, meals or parking fees.


Is there a single-day option?

We do not offer a single-day registration option. As one of the goals of the conference is to create a community that engages in classroom innovations, we encourage attendees to take part in both days of the program.


Will this conference count towards the professional development requirements for renewing my teaching license?

MidSchoolMath will provide all verified attendees with a certificate of conference attendance, which will typically meet the requirements to show proof of taking part in a professional development program or training. If your state has more specific requirements, please contact martha@midschoolmath.com to discuss, and we will do our best to meet these guidelines. Continuing Education Units may be available (additional fee applies) – contact martha@midschoolmath.com for more information.


Who is organizing the conference?

The Conference is planned and organized by MidSchoolMath, and is just one of the ways we strive to be a catalytic agent of change in math classrooms. Learn more about MidSchoolMath.


What is the cancellation policy?

Please note our cancellation policy:
Cancellation requests must be made by Friday, February 9, 2018. Cancellations must be made, in writing, via email to conference@midschoolmath.com. For cancellation notices received by February 9, 2018, registration fees paid (to date) will be refunded, less a $75 processing fee. Refunds will be processed via the original payment method and are typically processed within two weeks, or less, of the date requested.

Refunds are not available for no-shows, late arrivals, early departures or any cancellations made after Friday, February 9, 2018.

Substitutions may be made, at no cost, at any time. Email conference@midschoolmath.com to request a substitution.

Inclement weather policy: MidSchoolMath will not cancel the conference due to inclement weather. If an attendee is unable to attend due to weather conditions on the attendee’s end, please notify conference@midschoolmath.com or call 575-224-1480. A credit in the amount paid will be issued for use at future MidSchoolMath Conferences (or MidSchoolMath services); documentation may be requested. If inclement weather in Santa Fe coincides with the conference, the Convention Center and City Services are prepared for the Conference to start on-time. We encourage attendees staying at Santa Fe hotels to walk and shuttle to the conference center each day, regardless of weather.


Wait, this didn’t answer my question! Who can I ask?

Contact Martha Riecks at conference@midschoolmath.com or 575-737-8446.