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Making Mathematics Meaningful Through Collaboration Conference

October 23, 2017 • Lansing Community College


The Michigan Council for Exceptional Children (MCEC) and the Michigan Council of Teachers of Mathematics (MCTM) in conjunction with Michigan’s Integrated Mathematics Initiative (Mi)2 are excited to announce the 3rd annual joint  conference coming this fall.

Making Mathematics Meaningful Through Collaboration brings math educators, including general and special education teachers, interventionists, coaches, administrators, consultants and support staff, together for one day of learning and sharing together.

  • What instructional strategies do you use to address the wide range of learners in one classroom
  • How do you meet the needs of students with disabilities in special and general education settings
  • How do you communicate the needs of students to other colleagues who share in the education of those students
  • What are your tips for successful co-teaching
  • How do you support collaboration through school structure

We are proud to host Juli Dixon, University of Central Florida as our Keynote & Morning Institute Speaker

Keynote Session: Redefining Success: Supporting All Students to Reach Their Full Potential

Institute Session:  Topics include:

  • Leveraging TRU (Teaching for Robust Understanding of) Math and classroom coaching to increase access and equity
  • Listen for Learning: Ramping up student talk by focusing on listening skills
  • Co-Teaching to Improve Learning for All
  • Applying A Growth Mindset AND Cultures of Thinking to the Average Math Classroom
  • Supporting fluency with a deck of cards and a number cube
  • Tier 2 Mathematics Intervention for Understanding Fractions   
  • Building Partnerships: Using "Teach-To's" to Build the Teacher-Student Team
  • How to Achieve 1.5 years growth in math while conquering poverty            
  • Manipulatives as a Tool for Mathematics
  • The ANIE: aligning assessments with Math Practices while encouraging students to explain their thinking.
  • A Day in Life of Co-Teaching…
  • Creating zines to support powerful mathematics identities
  • CPA: Using Concrete Experiences to Build Better Math Understanding
  • Technology for Math Assessment and Progress Monitoring
  • Problem Solving and Progress Monitoring




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