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Scholarships Available for ABE Practitioners to Attend the 2019 MCTM Spring Conference!

Scholarships Available for ABE Practitioners to Attend the 2019 MCTM Spring Conference!

Last year, for the first time ever, ATLAS was able to send a number of ABE instructors, staff and administrators to the Minnesota Council of Teachers of Mathematics (MCTM) Spring Conference. This conference was quickly added to the list of favorites by many who attended! It’s a conference completely dedicated to math education. Teachers from Pre K-12, college, and adult education come together to talk about math teaching and learning, and this year ABE is making its second year of both attending and presenting. Don’t miss out!

At ATLAS, we believe that connecting with fellow educators makes our classroom practice stronger. While the ABE Math Institute has always been a great way to connect with other ABE teachers, this year we encourage you to attend the MCTM conference. Again, held in Duluth, you will become a part of a math teachers from a variety of contexts and from all corners of the state.

MCTM Spring 2019 Conference

The MCTM Spring Conference is a two-day event with national keynote speakers and workshop sessions led by math leaders at all academic levels (Pre K-12, ABE, and College), focused on a variety of math topics, teaching methods, resources, and more. Opportunities abound for networking and exploring exhibitors and vendors. This is a great opportunity to learn from and with your colleagues!

Conference Topics

Again this year, ATLAS connected with MCTM and MinnMATYC (Minnesota Mathematical Association of Two-Year Colleges) to plan an Adult Education strand. This means that in addition to a number of quality sessions provided by K-12 teachers about K-12 math content (which we all teach!), there will be an opportunity to attend sessions specifically about the needs of adult math learners.

You’ll see sessions led by seasoned ABE presenters focusing on soft skills and academic conversations in the math classroom, multiplication strategies, innovative ways to explore dividing fractions, how to reduce anxiety and build confidence in adult learners, how to use math games and logic puzzles to build mathematical mindsets, how to use word problems to build conceptual understanding, and more!

Conference Scholarships

To help support ABE practitioners from across Minnesota to take advantage of this amazing opportunity, ATLAS is excited to offer a number of scholarships for up to $500 each to help offset the cost of attending the conference. This scholarship can be used toward registration, hotel, and/or mileage/transportation. (You know we believe that math is best done with a friend, so think about carpooling and sharing a hotel to make the most of your scholarship money!)

NOTE: Hotels are filling up fast! If you’re planning on attending the conference, make your hotel reservations as soon as possible and mention that you are attending the MCTM conference, some hotels are offering discounted rates for conference attendees. Hint: you’ll be able to find more affordable options slightly farther from the venue.

We encourage all those who are interested in attending the conference to apply for a scholarship. Let’s build a strong showing at the conference this year and continue to expand ABE offerings at MCTM events in the future.

Hope to see you in April in Duluth!

Originally published 1/22/19

2019 MCTM Spring Conference and Scholarship Information

Who: Practitioners who are dedicated to promoting the teaching and learning of meaningful mathematics for all students

2019 MCTM SPRING CONFERENCE: Building Bridges

Friday-Saturday, April 26-27, 2019

DECC Convention Center, Duluth, MN

$225 for Friday & Saturday  •  $125 Saturday Only

Keynote Speakers:
Friday: Fawn Nguyen  •  Saturday: MCTM Ignite Session

Scholarships Available:
Up to $500 for Friday & Saturday  •  Up to $400 for Saturday only

Scholarship Application Deadline: Friday, April 5, 2019

Scholarship Application: APPLY HERE >>
(or go to https://form.jotform.com/90075143029148)

To Learn More:
 Visit the conference website (mctm.org/springconf.php) or check out the ATLAS Calendar of Events

Patsy Egan, ATLAS Director ATLAS