Department of Mathematics

64th Annual Western Illinois Math Teachers' Conference
Friday, April 10, 2015

8:30am - 3:00pm

"Common Core Mathematics:  Modeling with Real-World Data"

To register, download the registration form here:  Registration Form

We are also looking for educators who are interested in presenting either 35-minute breakout session presentations, or longer workshops. These are a great opportunity to share ideas and activities with your colleagues, and those who present do not have to pay the registration fee!  Please consider submitting an idea for a talk using the speaker submission form here: Speaker Submission Form  

Our keynote and closing speakers will be Janet Moore and Jim Rabchuk -- see their bios below.  The schedule will be:

8-8:30  Registration
8:30-9:30  Keynote address, Janet Moore
9:45-11:40 Breakout sessions
11:45-12:30 Lunch
12:35-1:50 Workshops
2-2:50 Closing address, James Rabchuk

Janet Moore is a Developmental Mathematics Instructor at Illinois State University and a NASA Educator Ambassador (EA). As an EA, Janet works with scientists and educators through Sonoma State University in Rohnert Park, California, to develop and distribute educational materials about current and future NASA high-energy astrophysics missions. Janet is passionate about the inters ection of mathematics and science, both in daily life and in the classroom, and she is actively involved in many programs that promote awareness and appreciation for the roles they play in the world around us. Previously, Janet worked as Flight Director of a Challenger Learning Center and taught high school mathematics.

James Rabchuk is Assistant Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences and also a professor of Physics at WIU. While at Western, Rabchuk has helped coordinate workshops for west central Illinois high school physics teachers. He also coordinated a program of traveling demonstration shows and science labs. He later became the assistant coordinator for WIU’s Secondary Science Eduction program, helping develop courses for the University. His research is in fluid mechanics and elect romagnetism; specifically, he has developed an experimental protocol that allowed his laboratory to be the first to successfully manipulate trapped atomic ions in a two-dimensional trap structure for use in quantum information applications.

For further information, contact  Doug LaFountain, d-lafountain@wiu.edu