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Empowering Your Students through Discourse & Productive Struggle

Register now for the 7th Annual WMC Mathematics Proficiency for Every Student conference, and join national and state educators to discuss detailed action steps that teachers and stakeholders need to take to reach the shared goal of improving the mathematics education of all students.  Administrators attend FREE with one school/district paid registration!

Register online - Onalaska (La Crosse area)     Register online - Oshkosh

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The 2016 conference are scheduled as follows:

  • October 19-20, 2016—Stoney Creek Inn, Onalaska (La Crosse area)

  • November 2-3, 2016—Best Western Premier Waterfront Hotel, Oshkosh

Day 1— Talking through Mathematics in the Classroom - October 19 (Onalaska) & November 2 (Oshkosh)

The day will focus on orchestrating mathematical discourse. By providing students with opportunities to represent, explain, and justify their reasoning, they will develop a deeper understanding of mathematics through communication. The morning keynote address will be led by Dr. Elizabeth Hughes (Onalaska) and Dr. Nancy C. Anderson (Oshkosh). Grade band breakout sessions will focus on teaching strategies to create a culture of mathematical discourse. Participants will also have an opportunity to create tasks and share ideas for incorporating discourse in their own classroom.

 

Day 2— Empowering Students through Productive Struggle & Problem Solving - October 20 (Onalaska) & November 3 (Oshkosh)

The day will focus on productive struggle and problem solving. By providing students with opportunities to investigate the mathematical structure of problems and the relationships among mathematical ideas, they will learn mathematics with understanding. The morning keynote address will be led by Dr. Robert Berry (Onalaska and Oshkosh). Grade band breakout sessions will focus on problem solving tasks that will engage students in productive struggle. Participants will also have an opportunity to create tasks and share ideas for incorporating productive struggle in their own classroom.

 

Overnight Accommodations:

Onalaska Location — available at the Stoney Creek Hotel & Conference Center.  Call 800.659.2220 to make reservations.  Special room rates of $82/single are available for conference attendees until September 18, 2016; after that date, reservation requests will be made on a space and rate available basis.  Please mention that you are with the Wisconsin Mathematics Council to receive the special room rate.   Please do not make your reservations online; you must call to receive the special conference room rate.

Oshkosh Location — available at the Best Western Premier Waterfront Hotel & Convention Center.  Call 855.230.1900 to make reservations.  Special room rates of $82/single are available for conference attendees until October 1, 2016; after that date, reservation requests will be made on a space and rate available basis.  Please mention that you are with the Wisconsin Mathematics Council to receive the special room rate.  Please do not make your reservations online; you must call to receive the special conference room rate.

 

 

 

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