If you haven’t picked up on this yet, I love math education. And while I love connecting with folks on Twitter and through blogs, conferences are the absolutely best. Hands down, no contest.
I’m pretty pumped for this week. Here’s a few reasons why:
- NCTM in CA! I get to attend the biggest math conference in the land—in my home state!
- Desmos Happy Hour and Trivia Night. Sessions and talks are great. Conversation with colleagues is even better. Plus, trivia! Thursday, 6:30 pm, SoMa StrEat Food Park.
- Ignite talks. 10 presenters. Five minutes each. 20 slides that auto-advance every 15 seconds. I gave an Ignite talk at CMC North in 2014, and it was both terrifying and exhilarating. Hoping for a repeat (well, at least the exhilarating part). Also hoping to see you there. Friday, 9:30 am, 134 (Moscone).
- My Journey… The #MTBoS has had a massive influence on me over the last three years. Here I’ll share some insights from the journey. Friday, 12:30 pm, 3003 (Moscone).
- The Desmos booth! In addition to the usual Desmos booth goodness (free swag! new features!), we’re hosting Activity Builder office hours. Stop by Friday between 1 and 5 pm to hang with members of the Desmos Teaching Faculty. Bring an in-progress activity, an idea, a question, or all of the above!
- ShadowCon. I missed this at NCTM Boston, and am so excited to hear six inspiring speakers share their passion and issue a call to action. Friday, 5 pm, Marriott Yerba Buena 7.
Looking forward to seeing you there!
And if you can’t follow along in person, consider keeping an eye on #NCTMannual.