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INSPIRE Math Conference

A VIRTUAL CONFERENCE BROUGHT TO YOU BY TEACHING SYSTEMS LAB @ MIT

The Future of Math Teacher Professional Learning

January 28 @ 2-5 pm & February 2 @ 5-8 pm EST

***Registration is now closed***

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Challenging Assumptions

Future of Teacher Learning Provocation Series

In this series of provocations, we distill a series of arguments that we have heard from interviews with math researchers, teachers, teacher leaders, and publishers. We’ve chosen six of the most interesting lines of thinking to publish in advance of the Future of Math Teacher Learning conference to set the table with a set of ideas that we can debate, build upon, or discard. These provocations are not the “right” way to think about the future of math teacher learning, but they were six arguments that challenged our assumptions, sparked our thinking, and helped us imagine new ways of approaching teacher learning.

January 26, 2021

Soft Money and Hard Lessons: Investing in Math Teacher Learning in Poverty-Impacted Schools Requires, Well, an Investment

January 26, 2021

Proving to Teachers, Not Teacher Proofing: How to Get Math Teachers to Order from the Menu of Published Curricula

January 27, 2021

The Power to Change the Equation: Mathematics Teacher Learning Reimagined

January 28, 2021

Let’s Hit the Refresh Button (a couple of times): Reimagining Math Curriculum and Teacher Learning to Broaden Participation in the Math of the Future

Check back each day for a new Provocation!


MEET THE

PANELISTS

Office of Recruitment, Cultivation & Diversity, Boston Public Schools

Calculus Project

Bridge Boston Charter School

The University of Texas at San Antonio

Desmos

Cambridgeport School

The University of Texas, Austin Dana Center

Boston Plan for Excellence

Harvard Graduate School of Education

Department of Teaching & Learning Vanderbilt University

Stanford Graduate School of Education

Brown University, Bootstrap

NYC Lab Middle School for Collaborative Studies

Bahrain Elementary School

Boston Collaborative High School

Boston University Wheelock College of Education & Human Development

San Francisco State University Graduate College of Education

DeKalb County School District

Saint Mary’s College of Education

Mathematics Leadership Programs Mt. Holyoke College

Georgia State University, College of Education & Human Development

Vanderbilt University

American Institutes for Research

Nonprofit / Organization Representative

Excellence for All – Boston Public Schools

University of Virginia

Boston Public Schools

K-12 Administrator

Technology Access Foundation


TWO 3-HOUR

SESSIONS OVER ONE WEEK

We will have two three-hour sessions broken featuring a panel discussion followed by workshop to collaborate on ideas to make math better in our schools.

INSPIRING PANEL DISCUSSIONS

We have invited experts in the field of applied mathematics and education to share insights and provoke new ideas on improving teaching.

COLLABORATIVE BREAKOUT

WORKSHOPS

We want to hear from teachers in the field and will follow each panel discussions with smaller breakout groups to hear your insights.

REAL RESULTS AND REPORTS TO SHAPE

Discussion from this conference will inform the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s next generation of investments in math teacher professional learning for priority learners.

VIEW THE

SCHEDULE

DAY 1: JANUARY 28th 2-5PM EST

January 28  01:45 PM EST

Virtual Check in

We ask attendees to check in early ahead of the event.

January 28  02:00 PM EST

Welcome and Introduction: 

We’ll outline the aims of the conference around the future of math teacher professional learning to promote achievement for students from the priority community.

January 28  02:30 PM EST

Panels 1 & 2:

Choose from two panels to watch: “Rebooting the Professional Learning Community” or “New Curriculum, New Teacher Learning”

January 28  03:30 PM EST

Panels 3 & 4:

Choose from “If teachers matter most, what about teachers matters?” or “The power to change the equation: professional learning and equity teaching practices”

January 28  04:30 PM EST

Wrap Up

A brief debrief of the day and the biggest takeaways from our conversations.

DAY 2: FEBRUARY 2nd 5-8PM EST

February 2  04:45 PM EST

Virtual Check in

We ask attendees to check in early ahead of the event.

February 2  05:00 PM EST

Welcome and Introduction:

We’ll recap some of the takeaways from our first day and introduce the goals of our second day.

February 2  05:30 PM EST

Panels 5 & 6: 

Choose between “Grow-your-own teaching and coaching” or “Students as math sensemakers vs. high stakes test takers

February 2  06:30 PM EST

Panels 7 & Feedback/provocation discussion:

Choose between “You can’t learn to teach math without learning to teach a math curriculum” & a discussion about our team’s research goals and takeaways so far.

February 25  07:30 PM EST

Wrap Up

We’ll talk about our next steps as we think about the future of math teacher professional learning.

MEET MIT

TSL TEAM

Justin Reich

Executive Director Of Teaching Systems Lab & Assistant Professor Of Comparative Media Studies/Writing

Rachel Slama

Associate Director

Gregory Benoit

Math Professional Learning Designer & Coach

Nancy Anderson

Research Scientist & Math Professional Learning Designer/coach

Roya Moussapour

Graduate Student Researcher

Dasha Castillo

Undergraduate Research Assistant

Jessica Rondon

Senior Administrator

Isy Osubor

Isy Osubor

Christina E Warren

Undergraduate Research Assistant

REGISTER FOR

THE EVENT

The Future of Math Teacher Professional Learning is a free two-day virtual conference open to all. Attendees are welcome to attend one or both days. We hope to see you there!

Attendees will receive a calendar invite with a link to the conference a few days before the event.

***Registration is now closed***

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