MSU Math Ed at 2019 AMTE Conference

  • Feb 5, 2019

Several mathematics education faculty and graduate students will be traveling to Orlando, Florida to present at the 23rd Annual Conference of the Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators (AMTE).

AMTE LogoThose presenting include Kristen Bieda, Gail Burrill, Sandra Crespo, Christopher Dubbs, AJ Edson, Elizabeth “Betty” Phillips, and Niral Shah. Yvonne Slanger-Grant from the Connected Mathematics Project will also be presenting. The conference will be held Thursday, February 7 through Saturday, February 9 at the Rosen Plaza Hotel.

Chris Dubbs commented, “This year will be my third year attending AMTE. My first year in PRIME I only attended the conference but the past two years I have been fortunate enough to present my own research (with co-researchers Courtney Koestler, Kyle Whipple, and Judith Jacobs)."

He continued, "AMTE is my favorite conference to attend because of the collegiality I feel with the other attendees; the other attendees teach mathematics methods and content courses and I can share ideas from my own teaching while getting ideas from others. If there is a conference that I will make it a point to attend each year, AMTE is it.”

The Annual AMTE Conference provides inclusive opportunities for a diverse community of mathematics educators to share current research and practice findings. AMTE engages with other organizations, provides an active webinar series, administers the STaR program for early-career faculty, produces books, monographs, standards documents, two journals, and a quarterly newsletter, and recognizes and honors those who make special contributions to the field.

MSU presentations are listed below. See more details in the conference program.

MSU Presentations:

Thursday, February 7

Sandra Crespo Photo
Crespo

10:45-11:45 am, Session 8, Salon 7

BRIEF REPORT SESSION: ELICITING AND NOTICING STUDENT THINKING

SUPPORTING PRESERVICE TEACHERS LEARNING TO DRAW ON STUDENTS’ MATHEMATICAL STRENGTHS

Nicole Bannister, Clemson University

Diana Bowen, University of Maryland

Sandra Crespo, Michigan State University

Analysis of preservice teachers’ noticing statements within a digital methods course assignment before and after a strengths-based sentence frame intervention showed statistically significant gains in use of strengths-based language and amount of mathematical evidence used to describe students’ thinking.

 

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Bieda

10:45-11:45 am, Session 14, Salon 13

Preservice Teacher Field Experiences, Individual Session

LEARNING ABOUT AMBITIOUS TEACHING: AN ON-CAMPUS EARLY FIELD EXPERIENCE MODEL FOR SECONDARY MATHEMATICS PSTS

Fran Arbaugh, The Pennsylvania State University

Kristen N Bieda, Michigan State University

Michelle Cirillo, University of Delaware

Participants learn about and discuss an on-campus model of early field experience. The model involves secondary PSTs observing and teaching in a developmental undergraduate mathematics course, under close mentorship of mathematics teacher educator(s), while simultaneously enrolled in a methods course.

 

Betty Phillips Photo
Phillips

2:15-3:00 pm, Session 46, Salon 10

Mathematics Content, Processes, and Practices, Individual Session

TEACHING WITH OPEN PROBLEM ACTIVITIES: DILEMMAS AND SUCCESSES OVER 25 YEARS

Elizabeth Phillips, Michigan State University

Yvonne Slanger-Grant, Michigan State University

Slanger Grant Photo
Slanger Grant

This session explores equity-based teaching practices in mathematics by focusing on teaching through open problems. We will highlight dilemmas and successes teachers face when helping students solve problems, unpack the embedded mathematics, and connect learning to prior and future knowledge.

 

3:30-4:30 pm, Session 57, Salon 3

Teaching and Learning with Technology,  Individual Session

AJ Edson Photo
Edson

USING CLASSROOM VIGNETTES THAT INTEGRATE TECHNOLOGY IN MATHEMATICS TEACHER EDUCATION

Amanda Thomas, University of Nebraska, Lincoln

Alden J Edson, Michigan State University

The purpose of this session is to explore classroom vignettes that integrate technology to discuss equity-based teaching practices and connections among different policy documents by different organizations.

 

Friday, February 8

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Burrill

10:15-11:30 am  Session 121,  Salon 3

Teaching and Learning with Technology,  Symposium

DEVELOPING ROBUST CONCEPT IMAGES ACROSS MIDDLE SCHOOL MATHEMATICS: THE ROLE OF DYNAMIC MATH TECHNOLOGY

Thomas Dick, Oregon State University

Gail Burrill, Michigan State University

Karen Hollebrands, North Carolina State University

The concept image framework of Vinner, Tall, and others provides a language for considering the impact of visual images in conceptual development. This symposium considers the special affordances of technology for creating dynamic visuals for middle school mathematics instruction.

 

10:15-11:30 am, Session 123, Salon 5

AMTE Publications Session, Symposium

PUBLISHING YOUR SCHOLARLY WORK IN AN AMTE PUBLICATION: OPPORTUNITIES EXPLORED AND QUESTIONS ANSWERED

Babette M Benken, California State University, Long Beach

James A. Telese, University of Texas Rio Grande Valley

Kristen N Bieda, Michigan State University

Beth Bos, Texas State University

Sandra Crespo, Michigan State University

This session includes editors from each of AMTE’s publications:

Mathematics Teacher Educator, Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education-Math, and Connections. Focus will be on clarification of expectations, differences among venues, and breakout time for individual questions and feedback.

 

10:15-11:30 am, Session 128, Salon 10

Mathematics Education Policy and Program Issues, Symposium

USING MIDDLE AND HIGH SCHOOL MATHEMATICS CURRICULUM MATERIALS IN TEACHER EDUCATION

Alden J Edson, Michigan State University

Christine Browning, Western Michigan University

Sarah Kasten, Northern Kentucky University

Lorraine Marie Males, University of Nebraska, Lincoln

This session focuses on the role of secondary school mathematics curriculum materials for promoting teacher learning. Panelists will report on the innovative ways in which curriculum materials are used as contexts for teacher learning in undergraduate and graduate courses.

 

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Shah

10:15-11:30 am, Session 130, Salon 12

Teacher Professional Development, Symposium

OBSERVATION INSTRUMENTS AS PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT TOOLS: THREE APPROACHES TO ENGAGE TEACHERS IN INSTRUCTIONAL IMPROVEMENT EFFORTS

Erica Litke, University of Delaware

Niral Shah, Michigan State University

Eva Thanheiser, Portland State University

In this session, we share three projects aimed at improving mathematics instruction using structured observation tools as a foundation for professional development. We discuss the creation and use of each tool and address the affordances and limitations of each approach.

 

Chris Dubbs Photo
Dubbs

3:30-4:30 pm, Session 161, Salon 11

Equity, Social Justice, and Mathematics Teacher Education, Discussion Session

USING VIGNETTES TO PREPARE MATHEMATICS TEACHERS TO ADVOCATE FOR LGBTQQ+ STUDENTS, FAMILIES, AND COLLEAGUES

Courtney Koestler, Ohio University, OCEMS

Kyle Stephen Whipple, University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire

Christopher Dubbs, Michigan State University

In this session we will share brief vignettes we use to prepare mathematics teachers to support and advocate for LGBTQQ+ students, families, and colleagues. We will share initial findings from our research, and provide space for discussion and feedback.

 

Saturday, February 9

8:00-9:00 am, Session 177,  Salon 9

Mathematics Content, Processes, and Practices,  Symposium

NCTM’S CATALYZING CHANGE: IMPLICATIONS FOR PREPARING TEACHERS TO TEACH STATISTICS

Gail Burrill, Michigan State University

Christine Annette Franklin, Univ. of Georgia & American Statistical Assoc.

Catalyzing Change describes essential statistical concepts for all graduating secondary students. This session will focus on recommendations for resources that preservice and professional development programs can utilize for designing statistics curricula to meet this new challenge in teacher preparation.