MI-AMTE Conversations Among Colleagues

Bringing the Standards for Mathematical Practice to Life

Join colleagues involved in the preparation and professional development of P-12 mathematics teachers for engaging and stimulating conversations related to preparing and supporting teachers mathematically and pedagogically.

March 19, 2016
Sangren Hall, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo

The program is available here. Registration will start at 8 a.m. on Saturday, with the opening session at 8:30 a.m. The conference will end at 4:45 p.m.

Plenary Sessions

  Getting the Conversations Going:

Emma Trevino, Project Manager, Mathematics Department, San Francisco Unified School District, San Francisco, California.
  Summarizing our Conversations for Future Action:

Edward Silver, William A. Brownell Collegiate Professor, School of Education; Professor, Department of Mathematics, College of Literature, Science, and the Arts, The University of Michigan.

Leading a Conversation

We encourage you to submit a proposal for a session related to the conference theme, Bringing the Standards for Mathematical Practice to Life. Click here for a speaker proposal form. Proposals are due by Thursday, December 10.

Friday Evening Social Event

For those who plan to arrive Friday evening March 18th or are nearby to Kalamazoo, we have planned a pre-conference social event from 6-8pm at the Kalamazoo College Arcus Center for Social Justice. Come explore rich mathematical tasks and instructional frameworks with your mathematics education colleagues and friends while also enjoying wine and hors d'oeuvres. You will experience tasks from YouCubed’s Week of Inspirational Math tasks that can be used to build teacher knowledge of content and the mathematical practices as well as explore the Principles to Actions (NCTM, 2014) framework for high-quality mathematics teaching. The night is an opportunity to socialize with colleagues from around the state and includes time for graduate students to network with one another.

Make sure to select the option to participate in the Friday evening event when registering for the meeting. There is a $5 charge to help cover the costs of the materials used during the evening.

Registration Information

Student registration: $10 early registration; $15 early registration plus one year membership in MI-AMTE $20 late, $25 late registration plus one year membership in MI-AMTE

Non-Student: $40 early registration; $55 early plus one year membership in MI-AMTE
$60 late; $75 late plus one year membership in MI-AMTE

Early Registration ends January 31, 2016

If you have questions, please contact Christine Browning or Laura Van Zoest at:

About 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 during a day of sessions and conversations related to mathematics education and the preparation and continuing professional development of teachers of mathematics PreK-College .

After the founding of the Michigan Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators (MI-AMTE) in 2015, it was agreed that CAC should become the official conference of this new organization. Although the purpose of the conference remains the same, we hope that having the conference under the umbrella of MI-AMTE provides opportunities to engage an even broader audience in sharing ideas about improving mathematics teacher education in the state. We are excited for the start of this new era!


Become a member of MI-AMTE!

If you are interested in becoming a member of MI-AMTE, please click here.  

2016 MI-AMTE Conversations among Colleagues
Planning Committee

Many people were involved in the planning and setting up of the CaC meeting. Click here to see the committee members.

Traveling and Lodging Information

There are several lodging options that are minutes from the campus. We recommend Staybridge, Baymont Suites, Holiday Inn West, Comfort Inn or Radisson Downtown. For full list of options as well as discounts with the WMU Concierge card, please click here.

Parking for the event will be lot 41, which is adjacent to Sangren Hall. You can view and download a parking map here. Sangren Hall is section E6, roughly the center of the map. You can also use the interactive campus map by clicking here.



Thank you to the following for their support.



Kalamazoo Valley Community College Mathematics Department