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Opening Session, June 10th

Dr. Robert Berry III

Opening Session Keynote

“Equitable Mathematics Teaching Practices”

Thursday, June 10

Robert Q. Berry, III is a Professor in the Curry School of Education with an appointment in Curriculum Instruction and Special Education.  A former mathematics teacher, he teaches elementary and special education mathematics methods courses in the teacher education program at the University of Virginia.  Additionally, he teaches graduate level mathematics education course and courses for in-service teachers seeking a mathematics specialist endorsement.  His research focuses on equity issues in mathematics education, pre-and in-service teachers’ mathematical knowledge for teaching, and mathematics instructional quality.  Berry has extensive experience in classroom observation and has collaborated with other researchers to develop an observation instrument, Mathematics Scan, to examine mathematics teaching quality.

Closing Session
Closing Speaker - June 12

Dr. Matt Larsen

Closing Session Keynote

Saturday, June 12


Matthew R. Larson, Ph.D., is a past president of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics. Prior to serving as president of NCTM, he was the K–12 mathematics curriculum specialist for the Lincoln Public Schools (Nebraska) where he currently serves as associate superintendent for instruction. A prolific speaker and writer, he is the co-author of more than a dozen professional books. He was a member of the writing teams for the major publications Principles to Actions: Ensuring Mathematical Success for All (2014) and Catalyzing Change in High School Mathematics: Initiating Critical Conversations (2018). Key areas of focus include access and equity and effective stakeholder communication. He has taught mathematics at the secondary and college levels and held an appointment as an honorary visiting associate professor at Teachers College, Columbia University.  Dr. Larson is a co-author of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt K–1 2 mathematics programs.  Dr. Larson received his Ph.D. from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.