2017 2 Day Call for Papers

March 5, 2017:

AMTNJ Two-Day Program Chair Thomas P. Walsh and Two-Day Conference Chair Makoto Yoshida announced a “call for papers” for the October 26 and 27, 2017 27th Annual Two-Day Conference.

Says Walsh, “The conference is entitled ‘Growth Mindsets in Mathematics and Implementing the New NJ Mathematics Standards’ and includes a Thursday conference entitled ‘Constructing Viable Arguments and Critiquing the Reasoning of Others: How Do We Make That Happen?’ and a Friday conference entitled ‘Assessing Students’ Ability to Demonstrate Understanding as Well as Procedural Fluency’.

The conference will be held at the National Conference Center in East Windsor, New Jersey.

They would like to invite you to submit a proposal to share your teaching ideas, practices, and expertise by presenting at the conference.

Each day has its own sub-theme:

Thursday October 26, 2017
“Constructing Viable Arguments and Critiquing the Reasoning of Others: How Do We Make That Happen?”

  • Mathematics Practice Standards/Growth Mindsets in Mathematics
  • Equity in the mathematics classroom
  • Technology, manipulatives and tools to deepen student understanding
  • Mathematics leaders (administrators, supervisors, coaches, mentors, lead teachers) supporting teachers in creating student-centered classrooms

Friday October 27, 2017
“Assessing Students’ Ability to Demonstrate Understanding as Well as Procedural Fluency”

  • Creating and implementing standards-based assessments
  • Strategies to improve formative assessment of student learning
  • Activities and games that help promote conceptual understanding

Yoshida says, “The themes listed for the individual days are the overall intention for the day. However, quality proposals that would be beneficial to our members but that are not consistent with the theme will still be given serious consideration and will also be acceptable for the program.”

They anticipate this conference will be well attended as they have had numerous inquiries regarding the Standards and Assessment expectations from educators seeking the most current information and resources. Teachers’ deep understanding of the topics listed above influences the quality of their instruction and the anticipated learning outcomes.

The deadline for submission of your proposal is: March 31, 2017. You will receive a confirmation that your submission was accepted by the end of June.

AMTNJ President-Elect Thomas P. Walsh may be reached at tpwalsh@kean.edu.
AMTNJ President Makoto Yoshida may be reached at yoshida112358@gmail.com.
The letter to potential speakers is found at: Speaker Proposal Letter.

If you are willing to participate in our conference as a presenter, the speaker proposal form may be accessed at:  Submit A Proposal.