Department of Mathematics

Spring 2017 Conference

Friday, April 28, 2017

Our opening speaker will be Melissa Colonis, who is the Presidential Award Winner from Indiana. She teaches mathematics at Jefferson HS in Lafayette, IN.


Do you have a classroom idea that has worked for you you'd be willing to share - or other ideas that would be useful for fellow teachers? Please consider presenting at our conference. We are currently recruiting presenters for our conference.  Fill out the following form.

(Watch this space for upcoming information.)

Spring 2016 Conference

For those who attended last year's WIU Math Teachers' Conference:

To claim CPDU credit, go to this website:

You will be asked to evaluate the conference, and then redirected to the CPDU request form

once the evaluation is completed.  



Keynote Speaker:  Ruth Knop

Ruth teaches mathematics at Parkway West Senior High School in St. Louis, and previously taught at Francis Howell North High School.  She is currently the president of the Missouri Council of Teachers of Mathematics.  Ruth was recognized as the 2010 Parkway District Teacher of the Year, and also this year was awarded the prestigious Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching from the White House; she is also a National Board Certified Teacher. Making math visual through technology, manipulatives, and modeling are Ruth’s strengths in the classroom, especially with students who find mathematics challenging.



Closing Speaker:  Jennie Winters

Jennie is the Math and Science Coordinator for Lake County, and serves the 265 schools throughout the county by facilitating workshops, coaching teachers and administrators, modeling in classrooms, facilitating curriculum development, and designing both administrator academies and teacher trainings. In addition, she serves on various state committees including the Math Assessment Advisory Committee, ISAT work teams, and the CCSS for Mathematics training development team. 



Past Conferences

2014 Conference

2013 Conference

2012 Conference

2011 Conference

2010 Conference

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