Let the Countdown Begin!
FCTM is currently planning its 70th Annual Conference. Join hundreds of math education professionals in Orlando as we celebrate Continuing the Legacy. The conference committee is hard at work planning compelling sessions, networking opportunities, and valuable content.
Whether you’re a PreK to Grade 12 classroom teacher, math coach, administrator, math teacher educator, preservice teacher, or math specialist, you will want to join us in Orlando to see what the 2023 conference has to offer!
8101 World Center Dr
Orlando, FL 32821
Thursday to Saturday
June 15-17, 2023
Registration is $100 for the 2023 conference. Please note an active FCTM membership is needed to register for the conference. If you are not currently an FCTM member, you can add on membership during registration for $25.
If you have questions about registration, please email us at FCTM2023@gmail.com.
8101 World Center Dr
Orlando, FL 32821
To receive an exclusive FCTM membership rate for hotel accommodations at the Caribe Royale, please use the link below. Rooms are filling up quickly at our host hotel. Some nights of the conference are already full.
If you are local to the Orlando area, or staying at a nearby hotel, parking at the Caribe for daily commuters will be $7/day.
Buena Vista Suites
Holiday Inn Orlando Suites
Lake Buena Vista Resort Village & Spa
Best Western Plus Kissimmee Lake Buena Vista
Courtyard Orlando Lake Buena Vista at Marriott Village
Fairfield Inn & Suites Orlando Lake Buena Vista
Productive Math Struggle: Actions and New Insights
Session Description: The struggle is real! And it’s time that popular catchphrase meant something more. This session is about actions we can take so that students struggle, persevere, and succeed. It also brings new insights about productive math struggle that build on the bestselling book. This is an opportunity to think differently about struggle and to shift our work from rescuing struggle to provoking it.
Session Description: Math (and education in general) should spark curiosity. How do we do that in the math classroom? How do we show that math is exciting, creative, and not just about using a formula? This session will go over ways to make students more curious learners.
The Past, Present, and Future of Technology (including AI!) in the Math Classroom
Session Description: Let’s take some lessons from the history of technology in the classroom and use them to look at what is coming in the future! We’ll get beyond the hype to talk about what works to support teachers and learners now and what problems technology may help us solve sooner than later.
(Re)discovering Joy in Exploring Mathematics
Session Description: A primary challenge of teaching mathematics today is to facilitate opportunities for students to interact with and experience mathematics long enough and deep enough to (re)discover their own joy in exploring mathematics. The presenter will prepare and lead participants through several exciting and engaging mathematics explorations across K-8 mathematics content. Participants will have an opportunity to reflect on their mathematics and the ways in which they can use similar explorations with their own students.
Thomasenia Lott Adams
5 Practices that Allow All Students Access to Grade Level Content
Session Description: Do you have students in your class that are not on grade level? If yes, then this session is for you. In this session you will learn the importance of classroom equity, how to engage students in meaningful grade level content, and practical strategies you can immediately implement in your classroom environment.
How Cross-Cultural Communication and Inter-Humanism Bridge the Achievement Gap
Session Description: The U.S. NAEP Data for 2022 showed that there was a decline in math proficiency for students across the nation. Further, millions of students fail to complete school, causing them to drop out of college. Given these findings, educators and leaders must find ways to bridge the achievement gap. Reports from the National Report Card and National Center of Education Statistics have shown that there has been a cultural disconnect, with eighty percent of educators being Caucasian, needing support when serving 70 percent of learners of diverse ethnic descents. There has been a need for engagement in the classroom and a need for teachers to have options for how to bridge the gap. Through providing a pathway for how learners can communicate with their teachers and peers, students will have a greater opportunity to take a risk at learning and contributing in the math classroom. Coupled with cross-cultural communication, having students understand how to effectively build relationships with other students and their teacher no matter their cultural background, will fuel the process of metacognition and higher order thinking in any classroom.
5 Equitable Teaching Practices – Focusing on Identity AND Mathematics
Session Description: Participants will share in specific vignettes and mathematical explorations that bridge the divide between content, methods, technology, equity and assessment based on NCTM’s Five Equity-Based Practices. Participants will be introduced to effective ways to engage students in classroom discourse, ways to elevate student voices and perspectives, and go deep with mathematical thinking through equitable teaching practices that intentionally value students’ brilliance and identities.
Aline Zghayyar Abassian
Reaching More Students in Less Time
Session Description: You’ve tried All The Things. You’re on a mission to find a better way. Join me to learn to use class time differently than how you and I were taught AND differently than how we were taught to teach math. We’re going to shift the focus and position all students as mathematical sense makers, helping them find the joy and beauty in doing real math. Come and experience mathematizing and learn why I advocate that Math is Figure-out-able!
Our conference committee is hard at work developing an agenda that focuses on Continuing the Legacy. As we build our sessions to allow for you to connect with your peers in mathematics education, please check out the draft conference overview below. If you prefer a PDF version, please download the overview of the schedule below.
|Exhibitor Check In - Registration West||4:00 pm - 8:00 pm|
|Exhibitor Set Up - Caribbean Ballroom III, IV, & V||4:00 pm - 8:00 pm|
|Participant Registration - Registration East||4:00 pm - 10:00 pm|
|Participant Registration - Registration East||7:00 am - 6:00 pm|
|Exhibitor Set Up - Caribbean Ballroom III, IV, & V||8:00 am -10:00 am|
|Opening Session - Caribbean Ballroom I & II||8:00 am - 9:45 am|
|Exhibits - Caribbean Ballroom III, IV, & V||10:00 am - 4:30 pm|
|Session 1||10:15 am - 11:15 am|
|Session 2||11:30 am - 12:30 pm|
|Lunch Break||12:30 pm - 2:00 pm|
|FCTM Board Meeting - Hibiscus||12:45 pm - 1:15 pm|
|FCTM General Meeting - Hibiscus||1:15 pm - 1:45 pm|
|Session 3||2:00 pm - 3:00 pm|
|Session 4||3:15 pm - 4:15 pm|
|Participant Registration - Registration East||7:00 am - 4:00 pm|
|Exhibits - Caribbean Ballroom III, IV, & V||8:00 am - 4:30 pm|
|Session 5||8:00 am - 9:00 am|
|Session 6||9:15 am - 10:15 am|
|Elections - Registration West||10:00 am - 2:00 pm|
|Session 7||10:30 am - 11:30 am|
|Lunch Break||11:30 am - 1:00 pm|
|Session 8||1:00 pm - 2:00 pm|
|Session 9||2:15 pm - 3:15 pm|
|Session 10||3:30 pm - 4:30 pm|
|Platinum 70's Friday Night Party - Food and Fun! Grand Sierra D||5:30 pm - 7:30 pm|
|Participant Registration - Registration East||7:00 am - 9:00 am|
|Session 11||8:00 am - 9:00 am|
|Session 12||9:15 am - 10:15 am|
|Closing Session - Caribbean Ballrooms 1 & II||10:30 am - 12:15 pm|