## Conference Week. Let’s Do This.

Posted in uncategorized on April 8th, 2016 4 Comments »

Thanks for making the trip all the way out to the San Francisco Bay Area, team. It’d be a treat to run into any or all of you during conference week. Here are my whereabouts.

**Association of State Supervisors of Mathematics**

*Math, Education, and Technology: Reasons for Pessimism and Optimism.* Monday. 9:15AM. The Metropolitan Room.

My optimism and pessimism are currently balanced at about 50/50.

**National Council of Supervisors of Mathematics**

*Beyond Relevance and Real World: Talking with Teachers About Engagement in Mathematics*. Monday. 1:30PM. Grand Ballroom EFGH.

I’ll summarize some of what I’ve learned from five years of offering workshops to teachers on student engagement in mathematics.

**National Council of Teachers of Mathematics**

*Task Makeover Techniques for Grade 6-12 Math*. Friday. 11:00AM. Exhibit Hall.

This is one of those informal “Networking Lounge” sessions. I’ll bring some textbook tasks that are eager for our help. We’ll brainstorm improvements.

*ShadowCon*. Friday. 5:00PM. Yerba Buena 7.

Zak Champagne, Mike Flynn, and I recruited another set of six amazing speakers from across K-12: Burrill, Bushart, Fletcher, Gutierrez, Kaplinsky, and Turner. We’ll film and post all their talks. They’ll all be eager for your conversation afterwards.

*Beyond Relevance & Real World: Stronger Strategies for Student Engagement*. Saturday. 9:30AM. 134/135 (Moscone).

This is the last time I’ll give this talk. I’ve been polishing it over the last 15 months, sanding off rough bits, tightening its scope, and adding more practical strategies. I’m really happy with it. I will also record it and post it here shortly after NCTM, so I welcome you to enjoy any of the 57 awesome other sessions NCTM has wedged into that timeslot.

**Looking for Some Extracurriculars?**

- Desmos and Mathalicious are hosting their fourth annual happy hour and trivia contest on Thursday at 6:30PM. First round is on us.
- From 1:00PM to 5:00PM on Friday you’ll find the Desmos Teaching Faculty in the Desmos booth answering any questions you have about our activity builder or calculator. (My slot is 2:00PM.)

Whose sessions are you excited to see? (Here is the unofficial #MTBOS track.) Recommend some new names, fresh voices, or first-timers in the comments below.