HIGH POINT, N.C., Oct. 20, 2014 – Dr. Lisa Carnell, professor of mathematics at High Point University, will serve as program co-chair for the North Carolina Council of Teachers of Mathematics State Conference to be held Oct. 30-31 at Koury Convention Center in Greensboro. The conference theme is Big Ideas for Teaching and Learning Mathematics.
Carnell is program co-chair with Amy Travis, a middle grades math teacher at Kiser Middle School in Greensboro. As program co-chairs, Carnell and Travis put out a call for proposals, evaluated them and made selections for presenters at the conference. More than 350 presentations are planned with more than 2,000 educators expected to attend.
Topics to be covered at the conference include implementing Common Core State Standards, using technology in the classroom and integrating literacy and mathematics. Both university faculty and K-12 teachers will present, with each group providing its own expertise in the field of mathematics education.
University faculty will share information from research projects and workshops, the results of which are often found while working in conjunction with classroom teachers. The K-12 teachers will exhibit activities that are classroom-tested and ready to implement.
“We all work together to improve achievement in mathematics across the state,” says Carnell. “The teacher-to-teacher sharing of activities and experiences is what makes the conference such an important experience for educators.”
The North Carolina Council of Teachers of Mathematics is the professional organization for teachers from all levels, kindergarten through graduate school, and other professionals who work with curriculum and materials for the teaching of mathematics.