The Association of Maryland Mathematics Teacher Educators (AMMTE) met on Friday, March 18, 2016, at Stevenson University for informative and lively conversation about teaching and learning mathematics. Math educators from eight Maryland colleges and universities and two Maryland public school systems learned about the new Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) and Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) initiatives from Dr. Francis (Skip) Fennell, former AMTE and NCTM President, and current Vice Chair of the CAEP Board and member of the Steering Committee for the CAEP Elementary Education Task Force.
Beth Kobett (back row, center), math educator in the School of Education, and attendees at the AMMTE conference held at Stevenson University.
Three AMMTE Early Career Conference participants – current Stevenson University intern, Victoria Albrecht (SU Class of 2016), and Howard County early career teachers, Jorden Lim (SU Class of 2012) and Alix Weyforth (SU Class of 2013) – shared their experiences attending and presenting at this unique and special conference AMMTE designed just for them.
Jon Wray, former NCTM Board Member and Howard County Public Schools Instructional Facilitator, shared his perspective about teacher preparation. He distributed valuable tools and invited participants to ask questions about teacher preparation goals and outcomes. Finally, the group shared lesson plans and discussed how to help and support students develop lesson planning and implementation skills.
AMMTE also launched its first private Google+ Community for ALL members! Here participants can post questions, share ideas, and engage others in discussing those tricky teaching conundrums.
The 2nd Annual AMMTE Early Conference is scheduled to be held at Stevenson University on September 17, 2016.