MI-AMTE / Cac 2020

Saturday, March 21, 2020, 8:30am - 4:30pm

School of Education, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

UPDATE (3/11/20): we will be holding this year's MI-AMTE/CaC conference virtually

Software/Connection details

Conference Session Schedule:

The revised conference session schedule is now available on the conference website. The schedule includes the announced plenaries and a scaled back set of concurrent sessions in each time block. There are frequent breaks to stretch your legs and attend to other matters. The links on the schedule will connect with the BlueJeans meeting designated for each session.

Presentation software

We ask all participants to download the BlueJeans app (a version from the “Desktop” section of the software list that is toward the top of the page) and install it on their computers. This app will be used for breakout sessions and the MI-AMTE business meeting enabling you to view video of the speakers and text chat. We ask that participants mute their mics during sessions and to convey questions they would like to raise via chat. A session presider will be able to unmute mics to facilitate more open conversations at strategic points in sessions. The plenary sessions will happen via a webpage that will open when you click on the link in the conference schedule.

Support for participants

To support your use of the BlueJeans platform, we have created a brief slide set covering the basic BlueJeans functions/controls. During the conference, we will staff each session with a conference organizer to support the use of the platform (e.g., making sure participants are muted when presenters are speaking, etc).

Conversations Among Colleagues


Conversations among Colleagues was designed in 2003-2004 to facilitate conversations between and among mathematicians, mathematics educators and leaders in mathematics education. The day-long meeting consists of talks and conversations related to mathematics education and the preparation and continuing professional development of teachers of mathematics Pre K-College . In 2015, the Conversations Among Colleagues became the official conference of the Michigan Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators (MI-AMTE).

20/20, A Vision for Mathematics Teacher Education

In the coming decade, mathematics educators in Michigan will make a reality of visions for enhanced mathematics preparation and educator learning. They will interpret and establish goals, design learning experiences, and appraise their success and progress grounded in standards that have emerged from the State of Michigan and organizations like AMTE. In the process, they will shape and advocate for high-quality mathematics learning experiences across a variety of settings that enable teachers and the children in their classrooms to understand and use mathematics. The goal of the conference is to bring together mathematics teacher educators, mathematicians, facilitators of professional learning, mentors, coaches, and other educational leaders to have rich conversations about making the vision for mathematics preparation into reality. Conference activities will address this from both research and practice perspectives.

Plenary Speakers

John W. Staley

U.S. National Commission on Mathematics Instruction

NCSM, Past President

Baltimore County Public Schools

Deborah Loewenberg Ball

University of Michigan