Information for Prospective Presenters

Math in Action is seeking presenters for our 2021 conference, which is on Saturday February 20th 2021, online using Zoom. We welcome proposals from anyone engaged in improving mathematics teaching and learning. Past presenters have ranged from early-career, first-time presenters to nationally recognized experts. What do you have to share with our community?

Please read this entire page and then click the button below to submit your proposal. We ask that you submit your proposal by Monday, October 5, 2020.

drawing of Sir Isaac Newton

Sir Isaac Newton

Math in Action will be online

Math in Action 2021 will be held online, using Zoom. Sessions will be presented online via the video conferencing software Zoom.

Presenters will have full access to Zoom features, including breakout rooms, whiteboards, and screen sharing. We will also have specially trained student volunteers who can support presenters during their presentations.

Presenters must have a free Zoom account (available at the Zoom website). It is important for you to provide the email address of the Zoom account that you plan to use for the conference, so that we can give full presenter access to the correct account.

Session format and topics

Session length: Math in Action sessions are 1 full hour (60 minutes) long.

Math in ActionOur sessions are not traditional presentations: they should actively engage participants. Successful sessions from past conferences have included small group discussions, having participants engage in sample classroom activities, and even getting up and dancing!

Session topics: We welcome presentations on all topics of interest to math educators. We especially encourage interactive, engaging, forward-looking presentations in an online format, focused on these questions: What are ideas that you have found especially valuable this year? What are key ideas that have helped your work with students this year? What ideas will you take with you as we move forward into our new normal?" Some specific ways to address these might include:

  • Intentionally using technology to promote engagement and equity
  • Culturally relevant pedagogy
  • Using feedback wisely and well
  • Essential Instructional Practices

Presenters

Up to 3 presenters receive free registration for the conference. Student presenters or co-presenters are welcome! Students must co-present with a K–12 teacher or professor. If you have questions or wish to register additional co-presenters, please email us.

Most sessions will be offered for State Continuing Education Credit Hours (SCECH). Please submit a 2-page resume or vita with your proposal to allow us to offer your session for SCECH credit.

Technology

Because Math in Action will be held online, presenters will need to provide all technology required for their presentations. Unfortunately, we cannot provide access to any software that you don't already own. You will be presenting from your own computer, and so if you require access to any special software, you must already have that software installed on your own computer.

In the presenter proposal form, you will have the opportunity to suggest ways that Math in Action can support you and your participants. We will let you know what we can do as soon as possible.