The Association of Maryland Mathematics Teacher Educators (AMMTE) held its second annual Early Career Teaching Conference on September 17 at the Stevenson University Owings Mills campus.  

Organized by Dr. Beth Kobett, AMMTE President, the conference is designed specifically for teachers of mathematics early in their careers – from pre-service up to five years in the profession. Early career math educators presented on topics for all grade levels, K-12.

Presenters shared their experiences on teaching successful lessons, developing classroom management strategies, creating and implementing rich tasks, and more. Conference participants learned what it means to participate in professional conferences and how these experiences can transform their teaching. Opportunities to learn new ideas and engage in thoughtful discussions occurred during breakout sessions, as attendees networked with other early career mathematics teachers across the state. Participants left the conference with new resources and ideas to immediately implement in their classrooms.

Zac Stavish (Class of ’13) delivers keynote address.

The keynote address was delivered by School of Education alumnus, Zac Stavish (Class of ‘13). Zac is in his fourth year teaching math at Patuxent Valley Middle School in Howard County, and was the winner of the 2015 Maryland Council of Teachers of Mathematics Early Career Award.