Upcoming Conferences & Workshops
Creating Mathworlds that Students Love to Visit and Hate to Leave with Dan Meyer
May 7, 2024
NIU - Naperville In-person & Live on Zoom
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Includes 5 PD Hours, Parking, Continental Breakfast and Lunch
Math teachers do much more than teach math ideas. They create entire math worlds—worlds with destinations that feel inviting or hostile, paths that feel wide or narrow, feedback that feels interesting and helpful or dehumanizing and mystifying. We will learn from people who build the worlds that students love to visit and hate to leave—game designers and storytellers. We will learn their secrets for creating worlds that are educational and enjoyable, and bring their techniques back to our classrooms to change a student's relationship to math.
Objectives and Success Criteria:
DRIVE QUESTIONS BEFORE ANSWERS
Examine how effective mathematical worldbuilders first invite students to learn.
TURN MATH INTO ASPIRIN FOR A STUDENT’S HEADACHE
Experience how effective mathematical worldbuilders create a need for new learning.
INTERPRET RATHER THAN EVALUATE
Explore how mathematical worldbuilders give effective feedback to learners on their journey.
UNLOCK MODERN TOOLS FOR MATHEMATICAL WORLDBUILDING
Focus on how to use technology to more effectively create a mathworld.
CREATE STUDENTS AS WORLDBUILDERS THEMSELVES
Uncover how to invite students to become mathematical worldbuilders themselves and transform their mathematical identity.
Who Should Attend:
Teachers, Teacher Coaches, Tech Specialists, Principals, Curriculum Specialists, Grades 6-12
Dan Meyer taught high school math to high school students who didn't like math. He has advocated for better math instruction on CNN Good Morning America, Every Day with Rachel Ray and TED.COM. He earned his Doctorate from Stanford University in Math Education and is the Chief Academic Officer of Desmos, where he explores the future of math, technology and learning. He has worked with teachers internationally and in all fifty United States. He was named one of Tech & Learning's 30 Leaders of the Future.
IL ASCD Member $249.00
Non-Member 2 people $278.00
Non-Member 3 people $268.00
*Call for Info on a larger team (5+ people) discounts (618 -303-3993)
How to Register
Online: Use your Visa, MasterCard, Discover, or American Express card at http://www.illinoisascd.org
Call: 800-877-1478 or 309-438-2160, Mon. - Fri. 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., and use your Visa,
MasterCard, Discover, or American Express.
Mail: Send the completed form with check or copy of PO to IL ASCD Meyer — Illinois State University, Conference Services, Campus Box 8610, Normal, IL 61790-8610.
Fax: Fax the completed form to 309-438-5364 using your Visa, MasterCard, Discover, or American Express or a copy of your school P.O.