NIM: Teaching with Common Core

Northern Illinois University

The College of Liberal Arts & Sciences
announces a one-day professional development conference as part of the
"New Ideas" series

 

 

New Ideas in Math:
Teaching with Common Core

NIM: Teaching with Common Core

"Math is like going to the gym for your brain. It sharpens your mind." ~ Danica McKellar

 

Holmes Student Center, Capitol Room, DeKalb, Illinois
Friday, October 24, 2014
8 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

 

Conference Faculty

Helen Khoury, Ph.D., Department of Mathematical Sciences
Mary Shafer, Ph.D., Department of Mathematical Sciences

Whether you are a first-time New Ideas participant or a returning colleague, this professional development day will provide you with opportunities to explore new subjects, bring teaching resources to your classroom, and collaborate with others.

 

TENTATIVE PROGRAM

8 - 8:45 a.m.
Check In and Registration, Holmes Student Center, Capitol Room (main floor)

8:45 - 9 a.m.
Welcome
Chris McCord, Dean, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Bernie Harris, Chair, Department of Mathematical Sciences

9 - 10:15 a.m.
"Empowering Students: Big Mathematics Concepts, Classroom Practices, and the Common Core"
Helen Khoury, Associate Professor, Department of Mathematical Sciences

10:15 - 10:30 a.m.
Break

10:30 - 11:30 a.m.
"Empowering Students: Big Mathematics Concepts, Classroom Practices, and the Common Core"
Helen Khoury, Associate Professor, Department of Mathematical Sciences

11:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.
"Graduate Programs in Mathematics Education for Teachers in the Department of Mathematical Sciences at NIU"
Helen Khoury, Associate Professor, Department of Mathematical Sciences
Zhaun Ye, Professor and Director of Graduate Studies, Department of Mathematical Sciences

12:15 - 1 p.m.
Networking Lunch, Blackhawk Annex (ground floor)

1:15 - 2:15 p.m.
"Formative Assessment of Students' Mathematical Thinking and the Common Core"
Mary Shafer, Associate Professor, Department of Mathematical Sciences

2:15 - 2:30 p.m.
Evaluation

 

General Information:

Professional Development Hours: You will receive an Evidence of Completion certificate documenting 5 Professional Development Hours for your participation. Northern Illinois University's College of Liberal Arts and Sciences is an approved provider of professional development activities.

Location: NIU is in DeKalb, 65 miles west of Chicago (one mile north of I-88), 45 miles southeast of Rockford: http://www.niu.edu/visit/maps/index.shtml

Parking: A visitor's parking lot is located on Carroll Ave., close to the Holmes Student Center, and you can mention the conference to park FREE in the visitor parking lot.

 

What teachers have said about our past "New Ideas" conferences:

NIS: Empowering Teachers (spring 2014) -
"Great info and relevant! Thank you for giving us more references to improve our practice," Annemarie LaGrassa, Thompson Middle School, St. Charles, IL.

"I enjoyed the practical knowledge I gained that I can bring to my classroom," Kathy McGarvey, St. Thomas of Villanova School, Palatine, IL.

NIHSS: Teaching with Common Core (spring 2014) -
"The activities and documents presented are directly applicable to the classroom," Josh Holder, Lincoln-Way East High School, Frankfort, IL.

"[The best feature] was learning how to apply common core," Jon Lanning, Morris High School, Morris, IL

"Loved this fresh new perspective," Kelly Foster, Amboy Junior High School, Amboy, IL.