Penn State Behrend to Host Fourth-Annual Best Practices in Teaching and Learning Mathematics Conference

More than 85 teachers from Pennsylvania and New York will attend the fourth-annual Best Practices in Teaching and Learning Mathematics Conference at Penn State Erie, The Behrend College, on Thursday, June 15. A keynote presentation and series of breakout sessions will focus on ready-to-use lessons and strategies that can be used for the K-16 classroom. 

When:        Thursday, June 15, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

(Keynote presentation begins at 8:45 a.m. Breakout sessions are from 10 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and 2:15-4:15 p.m.)

Where:       Registration, words of welcome and the keynote presentation will take place in the Reed Auditorium on the second floor of Penn State Behrend’s Reed Union Building. Breakout sessions will be held in the Nick Building, located within the college’s School of Science Complex.                  

Who:          More than 85 teachers from Pennsylvania and New York will attend the program. Breakout sessions will be led by teachers and faculty members from several area high schools, colleges and organizations, including Penn State Behrend, Larson Texts and Big Ideas Learning, Edinboro University, SUNY Erie Community College, Slippery Rock University, SUNY University at Buffalo, Bricks 4 Kidz, Northwest Tri-County Intermediate Unit, Youngstown State University, Seneca High School, McDowell Intermediate High School, Conneaut Area High School and Central Tech Career and Technical School.

The keynote speaker — Tom Reardon — is a former high school teacher and Youngstown State University faculty member, technology expert and Texas Instruments consultant. He has earned numerous teaching awards, including the Presidential Award for Mathematics Teaching, and has achieved National Board Certification. During his keynote talk, he will discuss several activities that encourage students to make sense of problems and persevere in solving them.

What:         The breakout sessions focus on practical mathematical teaching methods that attendees can readily apply in the classroom.

Contact:     Steve Orbanek: 898-6522 or 954-604-9885

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