Secondary Math

"I'm a math teacher looking for some new ideas for improving student learning."

Suggested Sessions:

9:00
QR Codes in the Classroom - Angel Renick, Rock Bridge HighCome learn what a QR code is, how to make one and how to use QR codes in the classroom. We will look at ways QR codes can aide in assessments, links to websites, and for classroom instruction and activities. Please download in advance: Qrafter - QR Code and Barcode Reader Free App

iBooks: A New World of Interactive, Multitouch Digital Content - Barry Sevett, Apple Inc. - iBooks are beautiful multitouch books and learning resources for iPads and Macs. With galleries, video, interactive diagrams, 3D objects, mathematical expressions, and more, these books bring content to life in ways the printed page never could. In this session we’ll explore iBooks developed by major textbook publishers, other education content providers, educators and students.

10:00
Notability and Google Drive - Brian Hancock, Battle HighUsing Notability and Google Drive to deliver notes and information to students. We will also talk about the variety of tools that notability offers to both students and teachers.

End with the Beginning in Mind - Kim Stichnote, Southern Boone High School - Ever give a problem that was too hard or poorly worded to have your students give up and hold you hostage until you "helped" them through it? If the students create their own problems, then they only have themselves to blame for poor wording or nasty answers. In this session we will work to create student centered work that only requires you guide them in the direction you want them to go. It is easier than you think and the engagement level is much higher. Bring a concept (i.e. solving equations, graphing lines, solving systems) and see if together we can free you up from the worksheet grind. I am a secondary math teacher (9-12), but this could apply to a middle school teacher too.

iBooks Author: Creating Interactive, Multitouch Digital Content - Barry Sevett, Apple Inc. - In this session you’ll have an opportunity to try out iBooks Author, an amazing, free Mac app that educators can use to create engaging digital content for iPads and Macs. iBooks Author makes it easy to create learning resources with galleries, video, interactive diagrams, 3D objects, mathematical expressions and more. If you have a Mac with iBooks Author installed, bring your favorite lesson, content and your most innovative ideas to this session. We will also have Macs available with sample digital content for you to work with.

12:00
Khan Academy in the Math Classroom - Ryan Pingrey, Battle High - This session will focus on the powerful possibilities of Khan Academy in the Mathematics classroom. See how this site can help you differentiate instruction, monitor student progress, and motivate students!

Flipped Classrooms - Hannah Philiph, Battle High - Have you ever wondered what a flipped classroom actually looks like? Are you hesitant because you don't know where to start? Do you have concerns about having a flipped classroom? Come and learn how one teacher flipped her room half-way through the school year...and made it work! We will talk about some flipped philosophy, strategies and how to make it work in your classroom.

1:00
Learning Management Systems 101: An Entry-Level Look at Edmodo and Teachers.io. - Michael Collins, Battle High - This session is intended to introduce teachers to Edmodo and Teachers.io, Learning Management Systems through which you can organize, communicate, and pass electronic material to your class (and more!). Think of them like class websites v2.0. Please download the following Apps: Edmodo, MyHomework, Teachers.io, Educreations, GoogleDrive

Flipped, Tipped or Tilted? Chalk it up to Blackboard - Pam Close and Rachel Tinsley, Hickman High - Not ready for a fully flipped classroom? Use the myriad of tools on the Blackboard learning platform to make curricular resources available to students, while gathering formative feedback of student learning. This session is in the style of an EduCamp, and peer-to-peer sharing within the session is encouraged. We will share our experience and projects using Blackboard in General and AP classrooms, and hope to learn from you as well. Bring ideas to share and explore new avenues of online student collaboration and assessment with your colleagues.

Using Geogebra to enhance learning of Algebra and Geometry concepts - Kathy Steinhoff, Hickman - GeoGebra is a FREE, multi-platform, open-source 
dynamic mathematics software. It is accessible on the ipad and allows students and teachers to visualize, conceptualize, extend and apply ideas of algebra and geometry. This session would be useful for all secondary mathematics teachers. Participants will practice navigating the program while investigating multiple common core standards. Please download Geogebra prior to the session.