PD opportunities for math teachers, leaders and administrators

The Association of Teachers of Mathematics in Maine (ATOMIM) will host two events for math teachers, leaders and administrators in April at the University of Maine at Augusta.

A Dine and Discuss for Math Leaders will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. on April 3. Presenters include Linda Gojak, president of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, and Christopher Danielson, instructor of mathematics at Normandale Community College in St. Paul, Minn. and author of the popular blogs Overthinking My Teaching and Talking Math With Your Kids.

All participants of the April 3 event will receive a free copy of Administrator’s Guide: Interpreting the Common Core State Standards to Improve Mathematics Education and The PRIME Leadership Framework. These books can help guide administrators, math supervisors, coaches and teacher leaders as they support teachers improve learning within the mathematics classroom. The purchase of these materials is made possible by a generous grant from the Association of Teachers of Mathematics in New England. Additionally, dinner is included.

ATOMIM will additionally host its spring conference the following day from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The conference theme is “Be Rational, Get Real.” Sessions include opportunities to learn about formative assessments that uncover student misconceptions, implementing the standards for mathematical practice, learning new instructional practices and hearing from colleagues about interesting and challenging projects. Linda Gojak and Christopher Danielson are the keynote speakers. Morning coffee and pastries and a box lunch are included.

Registration for both events is available on the ATOMIM website at http://atomim.net.