KAMTE was honored to have strands at the 2018 and 2017 KCTM Annual Conferences. The sessions at each of these conferences included presentations devoted to the needs and interests of Kentucky mathematics teacher educators.
2018 KAMTE Strand Sessions included:
- Continuing the Conversation: Standards for Preparing Teachers of Mathematics: This session provided participants with space and time to continue the conversations that began at the AMTE Standards Summit in May.
- Getting Faculty PRIMED for Teacher Education: Professional Development for New Teacher Educators: In this session, Billy Jackson from the University of Louisville, discussed a new short course designed for math faculty who are new to teaching courses for future elementary teachers.
- Elementary Education Statistics: Adjusting Content and Pedagogy: Jackie Herman from Northern Kentucky University shared information about NKU's statistics course for elementary pre-service teachers redesigned to help address dual needs of students - content and the pedagogy.
2017 KAMTE Strand Sessions included:
- Mathematics Education Swap: Participants shared ideas and best practices from their work with preservice teachers at all grade levels.
- What characteristics describe a Well Prepared Beginning Teacher of Mathematics? Dr. Jenny Bay-Williams facilitated a meaningful and productive conversation about the new AMTE Standards. This went so well, that KAMTE hosted a follow-up AMTE Standards Summit in May 2018.
- Technology Applications for Teaching Mathematics: Participants examined dynamic technology tools such as Desmos, Geogebra, and CODAP and how they can be used with K-12 students and preservice teachers.
- Accommodations and Accessibility in the Higher Education Mathematics Classrooms: Participants discussed research-based practices that grant accessibility to all mathematics students.
KAMTE also sponsored a poster session at the 2018 and 2017 KCTM Annual Conferences. Posters by pre-service teachers from across Kentucky were included and enjoyed by attendees.