The 8th annual MTE-Partnership Conference will be held June 23-25, 2019 in St. Louis, MO.
Conference goals—In support of the partnership aim, the goals for the conference follow:
Partnership/institutional teams will plan next steps in transforming their programs.
The Research Action Clusters (RACs) will continue their work to improve aspects of secondary mathematics teacher preparation, including considering how they share their work dynamically in order to contribute to additional teams’ transformational efforts and to the knowledge of the field.
The Partnership as a whole will grow its sense of joint purpose and identity as a networked improvement community supporting program transformation and informing the field more broadly.
A specific focus on equity and social justice will be included throughout the conference.In addition, the conference will serve as a focal point around which funded projects and other initiatives will organize their meetings.
Conference design—This working conference includes a mix of general sessions addressing critical issues in secondary mathematics teacher preparation, with particular focus on program transformation and equity and social justice; research reports by the RACs and conference participants; networking within and across partnership teams; and significant RAC work time.
Registration—A link to register will be sent out in January 2019.
Early bird registration (Deadline end of February 2019): $350
Regular registration (Open through May 2019): $425
Graduate students early bird registration(Deadline end of February 2019): $150
K-12 participants: $50
Call for proposals—Participants will be invited to submit proposals to present sessions of three types:
A report of research that supports the aim of the Partnership, which may include work done as a part of a RAC or local partnership team;
A narrative of some aspect of your local team’s and/or RAC’s efforts to improve the preparation of secondary mathematics teachers; or
A session focused on a particular set of discussion questions relating to ongoing local team and/or RAC efforts to transform secondary mathematics teacher education programs.
Presenters of accepted sessions may also submit a paper for submission in the Conference Proceedings.Titles and abstracts (240 words or less) will be due February 15, 2019.
Travel reimbursement—A limited amount of travel reimbursement will be available from project funding (including NIC-Transform, a 2018-2020 I-USE award supporting MTE-Partnership members’ program transformations), based on need and team participation.We have negotiated a special nightly rate of $169, which includes hot breakfast and Wi-Fi. Hotel reservation information will be included with registration instructions in January 2019.