Day 2 of the Wisconsin Math Conference started out with my Cooperative Groups presentation. I had a great group of attendees and learned a few things from them (my favorite part of presenting!!) Apparently CPM, College Preparatory Math, has strong emphasis/basis in cooperative grouping…I plan to check it out more. I do wish the conference center had good wifi, so when I was talking about Kahoot I could have shared the site with them. I had put together a fun intro game to kick off my presentation, but was unable to use it for that reason. I hope in the future the wifi improves so teachers can share and interact with each other. I’m thinking #Edcamp style, where there is a google doc that all can take notes on during the presentation and have access to at any time afterwards.
I also attended a few presentations, one on Standards Based Grading and picked up a few new ideas. And another on Interventions. I took good notes for both and will share when I actually have them in front of me.
I ended the day with the last possible time slot, 2:30-4:00 and my Interactive Notebook presentation. I had a dozen or so people there, I was surprised, especially since there were already two presentations on them from other people on Thursday. We had a good time, I walked away with a few new ideas as well.
It was nice to meet a few teachers from Chicago on Friday, though there weren’t many from out of state. All in all it was a great conference, on a beautiful site right on the lake with all locations convenient and easy to get to. I look forward to presenting and attending in the future!