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Center for Mathematics and Science Education
The University of Mississippi

Conferences

Conferences provide educators with a variety of sessions to attend. CMSE hosts or co-hosts conferences each year at the University of Mississippi. Our Professional Learning Staff are also active in professional organizations. Learn more about the conferences we host as well as our upcoming presentations at state, regional, and national conferences.

Annual Mathematics Specialist Conference

NASA Mississippi Space Grant Consortium Annual Teachers Conference

The purpose of this conference is to provide opportunities for educators who serve their schools or districts as mathematics specialist to come together to engage with one another and learn from experts in the field of mathematics education.

This conference is designed for middle school math and science teachers with opportunities to engage in mathematics and science professional development sessions and activities.

Mississippi Forge Forward Conference:
Workforce Development and Education for the MS Defense Industry

The MS Forge Forward conference aims to bring together representatives from the defense industry, manufacturing, government, and education for a unique collaborative opportunity. This two-day conference will engage industry and education partners in critical conversations around preparing the Mississippi workforce to meet the needs of the 21st Century defense industry.

Conference Presentations by CMSE Staff & Students

National Council of Teachers of Mathematics Regional Conference & Exposition
March 16-18, 2022, Indianapolis, IN

LaValley, B.F. & James. J. (Accepted). The proof is in the details: Using random sampling to connect big ideas in statistics & probability. [Conference session]. NCTM Regional Conference & Exposition, Indianapolis, IN.

James, J., Steimle, A., & Kelly, K. (Accepted). Jesse’s train: Exploring fractional relationships through collaborative problem solving. [Conference session]. NCTM Regional Conference & Exposition, Indianapolis, IN.

Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators
February 10-12, 2022, Henderson, NV

James. J., Steimle, A., Priest, S.E., & LaValley, B. (Accepted). Creating an alternative pathway for middle-level mathematics endorsement. [Conference session]. AMTE Annual Conference, Henderson, NV.

LaValley, B., James, J., Steimle, A., & Priest, S.E. (Accepted). Mathematics mentoring academy for teachers of exceptional students: Bridging mathematics education and special education. [Poster presentation]. AMTE Conference, Henderson, NV.

Association for Science Teacher Education
January 5-8, 2022, Greenville, SC

Watson, S.A. & Jackson, W. (Accepted). Weaving history and content throughout science instruction. A poster presentation for the 2022 Association for Science Teacher Education Annual Conference, Greenville, SC, United States. 

School Science and Mathematics Association
October 28-30, 2021, Virtual

Steimle, A. & LaValley, B. (Accepted). STEM explorations: The evolution of a teacher’s field trip request. [On-demand conference session]. School Science and Mathematics Association 2021 Annual Convention, Virtual Conference.

Southeastern Association for Science Teacher Education
October 16, 2021, Safety Harbor, FL

Watson, S.A. & Jackson, W. (Accepted). Science teaching with embedded primary sources: Using Library of Congress materials with in-service teachers. A poster presentation for the 2021 Southeastern Association for Science Teacher Education Annual Conference, Safety Harbor, FL.

Mississippi Science Teachers Association
October 2, 2021, Ridgeland, MS

Watson, S.A. & Jackson, W. (2021, October). Mini misconceptions. [Conference session].  Mississippi Science Teachers Association Annual Conference, Ridgeland, MS.

National Council of Teachers of Mathematics Annual Meeting & Exposition
September 22-25, 2021, Atlanta, GA

James, J. & LaValley, B. (Accepted). Means, Medians, and Marbles: Laying a Foundation for Statistical Thinking. [Conference session.] National Council of Teachers of Mathematics Annual Meeting and Exposition, Atlanta, GA, United States. (Cancelled).

Making Connections Conference
June 9-11, 2021, Biloxi, MS

Priest, S.E. & Steimle, A. (2021, June). Creating a safe mathematics classroom. [Conference session]. Making Connections Conference, Biloxi, MS.

LaValley, B.F. (2021, June). Using random sampling to make sense of statistical variability. [Conference session]. Making Connections Conference, Biloxi, MS.

James, J. (2021, June). Building coherence across grade levels using mathematics content progressions. [Conference session]. Making Connections Conference, Biloxi, MS.

National Council of Teachers of Mathematics
April 21 – May 1, 2021, Virtual

Bellman, A., LaValley, B., Ryan, H., & James, V. (2021, April 22). Create a pathway for student success using clear goals and continuous evidence of student thinking. [On-demand conference session]. National Council of Teachers of Mathematics 2021 Virtual Annual Meeting.

International Consortium for Research in Science and Mathematics Education
March 20, 2021, Virtual

James, J., LaValley, B.F., & Priest, S.E. (2021, March 20). Teachers’ Beliefs about the Impact of COVID-19. [Conference session]. International Consortium for Research in Science and Mathematics Education, Virtual Conference.

NASA MSSGC Annual Teachers Conference
January 8-9, 2021, Virtual

Gillentine, E.P. & Kelly, K. (2021, January 8-9). Exploring Google Classroom [Conference session]. NASA MSSGC Annual Teacher Conference, Virtual Conference.

James, J. (2021, January 8-9). “What’s going on in this graph?”: Using real-world data to develop statistical reasoning.[Conference session]. NASA MSSGC Annual Teacher Conference, Virtual Conference.

LaValley, B.F. & Priest, S.E. (2021, January 8-9). Tackling “Rules That Expire”: Moving from fast answers to deep understanding. [Conference session]. NASA MSSGC Annual Teacher Conference, Virtual Conference.

Watson, S.A. & Comstock, N.K. (2021, January 8-9). Citizen science initiatives for inquiry and discussion. [Conference session]. NASA MSSGC Annual Teacher Conference, Virtual Conference.

Comstock, N., Kelly, K., LaValley, B.F., Priest, S.E., & Watson, S.A. (2021, January 8-9). Making STEM Connections. [Conference session]. NASA MSSGC Annual Teacher Conference, Virtual Conference.

Mississippi Association of Middle Level Education
December 2, 2020, Virtual

LaValley, B.F. &  Comstock, N.K. (2020, December 2). Working together to build statistical understanding in math and science: The ABCs of the SMPs and SEPs. [Conference session]. MAMLE Annual Fall Conference, Virtual Conference.

Priest, S.E. (2020, December 2). Egg drop challenge: Integrating STEM in the math classroom. [Conference session]. MAMLE Annual Fall Conference, Virtual Conference.

Southeastern Association for Science Teacher Education
October 3, 2020, Virtual

Watson, S.A., Huang, Y., Singh, H., Ozen-Tasdemir, H., Worth, E., McNeil, L., McCann, S., Tran, H. H., Luft, J. A., Whitworth, B. A. (2020, October 3). A model of district science coordinator knowledge. Southeastern Association for Science Teacher Educators, Virtual Conference.