Welcome to the 2019 MidSchoolMath National Conference! #MidSchoolMath2019

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Saturday, March 2 • 11:15am - 12:30pm
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Curriculum maps and time limitations often make us feel like there isn’t time for one more thing. Design thinking in the math classroom isn’t something extra, instead it allows for students to validate their content acquisition, extend their skillsets, and connect classwork to their native creativity.

While the phrase “design thinking” is often attributed to maker spaces and fablabs, authentic design in the classroom doesn’t require one to one computers, 3D printers, or digital fabrication tools – you already have everything you need in your classroom or at your site!

We will explore several models of design thinking as well as tackling authentic design challenges which are aligned to the middle school Common Core State Standards. Design thinking is not the purview of one single discipline or class, rather it is a toolbox with which to solve problems. Teachers participating in this session will create a collaborative space focused on transforming challenging mathematical concepts into opportunities for meaningful, student-lead designs.

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Dave Forester

STEM Project Coordinator, LANL Foundation
A Las Vegas, NM native, Dave has been in Santa Fe since 1995 when he got involved with Santa Fe Brewing Company, and eventually realized a college dream of being part owner of a microbrewery. After parting ways with SFBC, he focused his energy on deploying interdisciplinary curriculum... Read More →

Saturday March 2, 2019 11:15am - 12:30pm MST
  Sessions: Engage & Explore: Creative Ideas in Lessons & Learning
  • WHAT WILL ATTENDEES GAIN? Attendees will experience a design challenge as well as gain exposure to several different design thinking models.
  • BEYOND "STAND & DELIVER" This session casts attendees in the role of students, putting them at the heart of a student-centered lesson.