Tuesday, April 7, 2015

 on the campus of Eastern Illinois University



We cannot underestimate the importance of education. As teachers, we must step forward and make a difference in the life of each student we touch. The challenge lies in how to effectively bolster our teaching practices to positively impact our students, whether they are preschool-age, degree-seeking or somewhere in between.

As an educator, you are asked to improve your teaching methods by attending professional development events. Our 58th Annual Conference on the Teaching of Mathematics has been designed to present you with new ideas and methods for teaching, that you can immediately implement in your classroom.

The conference will begin in the Martin Luther King, Jr. Student Union, with registration at 7:30 a.m. in the Alumni Lounge outside the Grand Ballroom. Proceedings will begin with greetings and a keynote presentation, Latest  PARCC News and Updates presented by Heather Brown from ISBE, in the Grand Ballroom at 8 a.m. The conference luncheon will begin at noon in the Grand Ballroom, followed by a luncheon keynote address, Teaching Practices You Can Count On to Build Students' Proficiency in Mathematics, by Diane Briars, President of National Council of Teachers of Mathematics. The conference will conclude at approximately 2 p.m.


Conference Schedule

7:30 – 8:30 a.m.


Alumni Lounge

8:30 – 8:15 a.m.

Conference Greetings

Grand Ballroom

8:15 – 9:15 a.m.

Opening Keynote

9:25 – 10:25 a.m.

Session 1 Workshops

Third Floor, East Wing

10:25 – 10:35 a.m.


10:35 – 11:35 a.m.

Session 2 Workshops

Third Floor, East Wing

11:45 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Luncheon & Keynote Address

Grand Ballroom


Opening Keynote Address:
Latest PARCC News and Updates
Presented by Heather Brown hedi0201@me.com

Learn the latest information on the when, what and how of the PARCC assessments from the Illinois representative to the PARCC Math Operational Working Group. You will be able to see what the current news is and what is forthcoming. Time will be provided for a question and answer period.

Heather Brown works with the Illinois State Board of Education as a math content specialist and is the Illinois representative and co-chair to the Math Operational Working Group of PARCC. Before working with ISBE, Heather taught high school mathematics in the suburbs of Chicago for 9 years. 

Luncheon Keynote Address:
Teaching Practices You Can Count On to Build Students’ Proficiency in Mathematics
Presented by: Diane Briars, President, National Council of Teachers of Mathematics

The Common Core State Standards for Mathematics (CCSSM) call for students to develop conceptual understanding, procedural fluency, and proficiency in the Standards for Mathematical Practice. In this session, we’ll examine teaching practices that most effectively support all students’ attainment of these proficiencies, along with practical suggestions for implementing them in the classroom. 

Continuing Professional Development Units (CPDUs)

Participants are eligible to earn up to four (4) Continuing Professional Development Units (CPDU’s) for teacher re-certification. Participants must attend all workshop sessions and the conference luncheon presentation to earn four (4) CPDU’s.

For More Information:

Office of Academic and Professional Development
School of Continuing Education, Eastern Illinois University


Registration Fee

Non-student, all sessions, continental breakfast and luncheon – $60

Undergraduate Student, sessions and luncheon - $15

Please register by April 1, 2015 so that we may accurately plan for this conference. Acknowledgement by e-mail will be sent for all registrations received by April 1, and will include parking information and a campus map. Your conference packet and luncheon ticket may be picked up at the on-site registration desk when you arrive. 

Participant Seating

To ensure that conference participants get the preferred seating their registration payment entitles them to, we are asking all participants to PRE-REGISTER for their preferred workshops. Reserve a seat in your preferred workshops for each breakout session, using the corresponding workshop numbers in the booklet. All workshop space will be issued on a first-come, first-served basis, so register as soon as possible! 

3 Easy Ways to Register



We accept Visa/MasterCard/Discover/American Express. 
Credit card payment is required with online registration.

Mail a Printed Registration Form:

   Mathematics Conference
   School of Continuing Education
   Eastern Illinois University
   600 Lincoln Avenue
   Charleston, IL 61920-3099


217-581-5114  (A Purchase Order number or credit card number is required for phone registrations.)

Sponsored by:

  • Superintendents, Regional Offices of Education

  • Illinois Council of Teachers of Mathematics

  • Eastern Illinois University: 
         College of Education and Professional Studies
         College of Sciences
         Department of Mathematics & Computer Science
         School of Continuing Education
         Dolson Fund
         Math Energy