Bringing the Standards for Mathematical Practice to Life

The first combined MI-AMTE and Conversations Among Colleagues conference was held on March 19, 2016 at Western Michigan University with a conference theme of Bringing the Standards for Mathematical Practice to Life.  

Eighty-eight participants from 34 different K-16 educational institutions registered for the conference. Forty also registered for the Friday evening social event focused on YouCubed’s Week of Inspirational Math, held at the Kalamazoo College Arcus Center for Social Justice. In addition to the two plenaries (below), there were 22 sessions across four time slots. See the program for more details.


Plenary Speakers

Emma Trevino

Project Manager, Mathematics Department, San Francisco Unified School District, San Francisco, California.

Emma Trevino is Project Manager of the implementation of the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics for San Francisco Unified School District. She is responsible for ensuring the coherence of the mathematics professional development design and implementation for the District. Previously, she was the Supervisor of Mathematics Programs for the Dana Center at the University of Texas in Austin. For twenty years prior to that, she was a teacher of mathematics at the high school and middle school levels. She has extensive experience providing professional development at the local, state, and national levels in the areas of mathematics standards, curriculum, and assessment, and has provided technical assistance to States and Districts.

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

Ed Silver teaches and advises graduate students in mathematics education and conducts research related to the teaching and learning of mathematics at the University of Michigan. Before joining the U‐M faculty, he taught at the middle school and high school levels in New York State and at universities in Illinois, California, and Pennsylvania. His scholarly interests include the study of mathematical thinking, especially mathematical problem solving and problem posing; the design and analysis of intellectually engaging and equitable mathematics instruction for students; innovative methods of assessing and reporting mathematics achievement; effective models for enhancing the knowledge of teachers of mathematics; and examining the interface between research and practice in education. He has published numerous articles, chapters, and books on these topics.