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Welcome to the 2019 MidSchoolMath National Conference! #MidSchoolMath2019

Looking for Session Handouts? Check out the Conference Dropbox at http://bit.ly/MidSchoolMath2019Additional materials will be added as they are provided. 

Thank you for joining us in Santa Fe for our 6th Annual Conference! If you selected your sessions prior to Sunday, 2/24, a print copy of your personalized schedule will be provided in your attendee packet. You’ll also get a daily agenda email from SCHED!

As a reminder, helpful information about traveling to Santa Fe, including airport shuttle services, featured hotels, getting around town, restaurants, and more can be found here.  

After the Conference, please take a moment to provide session feedback using SCHED! Thank you!


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General Session [clear filter]
Thursday, February 28
 

3:30pm

Early Check-in: Pick up your Attendee Packet
Limited Capacity seats available

Planning to arrive in Santa Fe on Thursday afternoon?
Stop by the Convention Center between 3:30 and 5:30 pm to pick up your attendee packet, so you can skip the check-in lines on Friday morning!  Please use the Grant Avenue Entrance to the Lobby.

Note: Free 10 minute parking is available in the Grant Avenue Loading Zone.

Thursday February 28, 2019 3:30pm - 5:30pm
Lobby
 
Friday, March 1
 

7:15am

Arrivals, Check-ins & Breakfast Snacks
Check-in with the MidSchoolMath Team to pick up your attendee packet, then meet and mingle with fellow attendees while enjoying complimentary coffee, tea and breakfast snacks!

If you picked up your attendee packet on Thursday, you will NOT need to stop by the registration desk again. But make sure to arrive at the Convention Center in plenty of time to have a snack and be in the ballroom before 8:15 am! 

Friday March 1, 2019 7:15am - 8:15am
Lobby

8:15am

Opening Session: WAGONS
Limited Capacity filling up

Grab your boots and dust off your hat, we are hitting the trail to Mexico City! 

Moderators
avatar for Gladys Graham

Gladys Graham

MidSchoolMath
Gladys Graham's life’s work has been supporting the development and sustainability of positive school culture, high student academic performance and effective leadership. She excels at designing and facilitating professional development for teachers, students and school leaders... Read More →
avatar for Kevin Simpson

Kevin Simpson

Managing Director, KDSL Global
Kevin Simpson launched KDSL Global, an education consulting company in 2016 in the USA and in the UAE. The company focuses on empowering educators and education businesses globally. Mr. Simpson has served 500+ schools and thousands of educators worldwide in 20 countries. The majority... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Scott Laidlaw

Scott Laidlaw

Co-founder, MidSchoolMath
Scott Laidlaw is a math teacher-turned-game designer. With 14 years of in-classroom teaching experience at the elementary, secondary and university levels since earning his doctoral degree from the University of Northern Colorado, Scott has focused on research into how students learn... Read More →
avatar for Megan LeBleu

Megan LeBleu

Director of Curriculum, MidSchoolMath
Megan LeBleu is a National Board Certified teacher with 14 years' experience teaching math at a high-poverty middle school in Albuquerque, New Mexico. During those years she became a master at collaborating with fellow teachers, making math curriculum engaging and accessible to students... Read More →


Friday March 1, 2019 8:15am - 9:25am
Grand Ballroom (Sweeney E/F)

9:25am

Transition to Sessions
Limited Capacity filling up

Head off to your first Concurrent Session! 
Concurrent sessions are held in breakout rooms that are clustered in three areas within the Convention Center.  Use the Convention Center map provided in your attendee packet, the mobile sched app or ask a MidSchoolMath Volunteer if you need help locating your breakout room.  

Friday March 1, 2019 9:25am - 9:40am
Lobby & Pre-Function Hallway

10:25am

Snack Break
Help yourself to a snack, along with fresh coffee, tea or water, then head off to your next Concurrent Session!

Snack and Beverage stations are located in both the Lobby and the Pre-Function Hallway.

Friday March 1, 2019 10:25am - 10:45am
Lobby & Pre-Function Hallway

12:00pm

Lunch on your own
Enjoy lunch on your own - and getting out and about in Santa Fe - at one of the many nearby cafes!
A list of suggested restaurants and walking directions are provided in your conference packet or click here to view online.

Make sure to be back at the Convention Center in time to start your afternoon session at 1:25 pm sharp!

Friday March 1, 2019 12:00pm - 1:25pm
Downtown Santa Fe

2:10pm

3:10pm

Snack Break
Limited Capacity filling up

Need a pick-me up? Help yourself to a snack, along with fresh coffee, tea or water, as you make your way into the Keynote Presentation by Jo Boaler!

Snack and Beverage stations are located in both the Lobby and the Pre-Function Hallway.

Friday March 1, 2019 3:10pm - 3:30pm
Lobby & Pre-Function Hallway

3:30pm

Unlocked: Transforming Mathematical Relationships for Teachers and Students with Mindset Mathematics
Limited Capacity filling up

In this all-new keynote session, Jo will share recent and important research on the brain and mathematics learning that has profound implications for students' mathematics achievement.

Moderators
avatar for Gladys Graham

Gladys Graham

MidSchoolMath
Gladys Graham's life’s work has been supporting the development and sustainability of positive school culture, high student academic performance and effective leadership. She excels at designing and facilitating professional development for teachers, students and school leaders... Read More →
avatar for Kevin Simpson

Kevin Simpson

Managing Director, KDSL Global
Kevin Simpson launched KDSL Global, an education consulting company in 2016 in the USA and in the UAE. The company focuses on empowering educators and education businesses globally. Mr. Simpson has served 500+ schools and thousands of educators worldwide in 20 countries. The majority... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Jo Boaler

Jo Boaler

Professor of Mathematics Education, Stanford Univ
Dr. Jo Boaler is a Professor of Mathematics Education at Stanford University, and the co-founder of youcubed. She is also an analyst for PISA testing in the OECD, and author of the first MOOC on mathematics teaching and learning. Former roles have included being the Marie Curie Professor... Read More →


Friday March 1, 2019 3:30pm - 4:45pm
Grand Ballroom (Sweeney E/F)
 
Saturday, March 2
 

7:45am

Arrivals and Breakfast Snacks
The Conference Center will open at 7:45 am; help yourself to complimentary coffee, tea, and breakfast snacks!

You will not need to check-in today, but make sure to arrive in plenty of time for the opening session at 8:15 am.

Saturday March 2, 2019 7:45am - 8:15am
Lobby

8:15am

LIVE Classroom Immersion
Limited Capacity filling up

Immerse in a classroom demonstration with students from Turquoise Trail Charter Elementary School.

Moderators
avatar for Gladys Graham

Gladys Graham

MidSchoolMath
Gladys Graham's life’s work has been supporting the development and sustainability of positive school culture, high student academic performance and effective leadership. She excels at designing and facilitating professional development for teachers, students and school leaders... Read More →
avatar for Kevin Simpson

Kevin Simpson

Managing Director, KDSL Global
Kevin Simpson launched KDSL Global, an education consulting company in 2016 in the USA and in the UAE. The company focuses on empowering educators and education businesses globally. Mr. Simpson has served 500+ schools and thousands of educators worldwide in 20 countries. The majority... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Sharyn Gray

Sharyn Gray

Math Teacher/MS Principal, Turquoise Trail Charter School
I was never a "math person" as a kid - I did math, and I did it just fine, but I don't recall being particularly interested in anything I learned, and was definitely uninterested in calculus. I first attended the MidSchoolMath conference in 2014, and was so inspired I was willing... Read More →


Saturday March 2, 2019 8:15am - 9:25am
Grand Ballroom (Sweeney E/F)

9:25am

Transition to Sessions
Head off to your first Concurrent Session of the day!



Saturday March 2, 2019 9:25am - 9:40am
Lobby & Pre-Function Hallway

10:55am

Snack Break
Help yourself to a snack, along with fresh coffee, tea or water, then head off to your final Concurrent Session!

Snack and Beverage stations are located in both the Lobby and the Pre-Function Hallway.



Saturday March 2, 2019 10:55am - 11:15am
Lobby & Pre-Function Hallway

12:30pm

Transition to General Session
Head to the Ballroom for the final closing session of #MidSchoolMath2019!

Saturday March 2, 2019 12:30pm - 12:45pm
Lobby & Pre-Function Hallway

12:45pm

The "Not to Miss" Closing with the MSM Team
Limited Capacity filling up

Moderators
avatar for Kevin Simpson

Kevin Simpson

Managing Director, KDSL Global
Kevin Simpson launched KDSL Global, an education consulting company in 2016 in the USA and in the UAE. The company focuses on empowering educators and education businesses globally. Mr. Simpson has served 500+ schools and thousands of educators worldwide in 20 countries. The majority... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Scott Laidlaw

Scott Laidlaw

Co-founder, MidSchoolMath
Scott Laidlaw is a math teacher-turned-game designer. With 14 years of in-classroom teaching experience at the elementary, secondary and university levels since earning his doctoral degree from the University of Northern Colorado, Scott has focused on research into how students learn... Read More →
avatar for Megan LeBleu

Megan LeBleu

Director of Curriculum, MidSchoolMath
Megan LeBleu is a National Board Certified teacher with 14 years' experience teaching math at a high-poverty middle school in Albuquerque, New Mexico. During those years she became a master at collaborating with fellow teachers, making math curriculum engaging and accessible to students... Read More →


Saturday March 2, 2019 12:45pm - 1:15pm
Grand Ballroom (Sweeney E/F)