2017 MI-AMTE Conference
Conversations among Colleagues
Hosted by Michigan State University
The 2017 MI-AMTE Conversations among Colleagues meeting focuses on how to develop coherent educational systems utilizing the full range of experts available in K-16 education within the state of Michigan. The organizational structure of the one-day meeting is designed as a working conference among an even broader audience in sharing ideas about improving teaching and learning mathematics. The conference includes invited plenary sessions, participant working groups, and solicited talks related to the conference theme. The expected outcomes of the conference include building a shareable knowledge base, future collaborations with a variety of key stakeholders, and an action, plan and/or advocacy recommendations for mathematics and mathematics education.
Developing Systems to Face the Challenges of Today and Tomorrow.
Mathematics educators in Michigan are increasingly faced with complex issues related to improving teaching and learning mathematics, including highly public federal and state accountability systems, limited financial resources, enrollment declines, increase demand for STEM workforce, and more. These inequities involve educational systems that have wide audiences including policymakers, practitioners, and parents. The goal of the conference is to bring together mathematics teacher educators, mathematicians, and other educational leaders to better understand, respond to, and advocate for mathematics and mathematics education in Michigan at a systems level.
AJ Edson (Co-Chair), Betty Phillips (Co-Chair), Hyman Bass, Christine Browning, Stephanie Casey, Yvonne Grant, Beth Herbel-Eisenmann, Lisa Keller, Valerie Mills, Molade Osibodu, Amy Ray.
About Conversations Among Colleagues
Conversations among Colleagues was designed in 2003-2004 to facilitate conversations between and among mathematicians, mathematics educators, and leaders in mathematics education. The day-long meeting consists of talks and conversations related to mathematics education and the preparation and continuing professional development of teachers of mathematics Pre K-College. In 2015, the Conversations among Colleagues became the official conference of the Michigan Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators (MI-AMTE) professional organization.