A Virtual “Math Unconference” by SBIR-Supported Edtech Developers
A Day to Showcase Innovative Approaches for Teaching and Learning Math in Distance Leaning for Grades K to 12
Responding to the COVID19 crisis and the closure of schools, a group of ED, NSF, NIH, and USDA SBIR-supported edtech developers (plus a few academic researchers!) are hosting an all-day “Math Unconference” on April 23 to showcase innovative approaches to teaching and learning math in distance learning settings for grades K to 12.
All of the resources described during the unconference are available at no cost to teachers until the end of the year.
To register to attend the free unconference and for the full roster of presenters, see here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/21st-century-math-engaging-online-students-in-multi-sensory-learning-registration-102440081040
Additional Unconferences are being planned for the upcoming weeks, in social studies, early learning, science, special education, and science.
For a list of all of the SBIR and government-supported learning games and technologies that are now available at no cost until the end of the school year for teachers, students, and parents, see here.
Thursday, April 23, 2020
The Virtual Unconference Agenda
All Times in Eastern Standard Time (EST)
9:00-9:45AM: Math in the 21st Century Opening with Dr. Keith Devlin, of BrainQuake, Stanford University and “The NPR Math Guy” www.brainquake.com
10:00-10:45AM: The Math Simulator and a Dog Named Marley with Dr. Scott Laidlaw of MidSchoolMath www.midschoolmath.com
11:00-11:45AM : In response to COVID, 6000 teachers made ASSISTments forever-free accounts to support their students’ math learning: Come learn why with WPI Professor Neil Heffernan and Cristina Heffernan, founders of ASSISTments, www.assistments.org
12:00-12:45PM : Parental Un-involvement: Designing Lessons that Students Can Do With Minimal Home Help with Maria Burns Ortiz of 7 Generation Games www.7generationgames.com
1:00-1:45PM : A Consultancy Tuning Protocol (Submit a problem proposal for the session: https://forms.gle/h7L9K5LNnveebrKT6) with Dr. Keith Devlin and Randy Weiner of BrainQuake www.brainquake.com
2:00-2:45PM : Supporting Student Play While they are Away with Barbara Chamberlin of Math Snacks www.mathsnacks.com
3:00-3:45PM : The First Ever Algebra-Readiness Platform Created by Hit Songwriters with Dr. Lana Israel of Muzology www.muzology.com
4:00-4:45PM : Doing Algebra Online: An Introduction to Graspable Math Activities with Dr. Erik Weitnauer of Graspable Math www.graspablemath.com
5:00-5:45PM : Collaborative Problem Solving and Remote Learning with Kara Carpenter of Teachley www.teachley.com
6:00-6:45PM : A Distance Learning and Remote Teaching Tool for Math Presentations, Real-Time Math Collaborations, Self- Grading Math Assignments with Donald Carney of Fluidity Software www.fluiditysoftware.com
7:00-7:45PM : Bring Your Virtual Math Classroom to Life using Math Jam with Krista Marks of Woot Math www.wootmath.com 8:00 – 8:15 PM: What is your ONE thing? Closing Part I with Dr. Scott Laidlaw of MidSchoolMath www.midschoolmath.com
8:15 – 8:30 PM: Special Music Guest Closing Part II with Juno (Camila Cabello, Lizzo, Fifth Harmony) twitter.com/JUNO_theArtist