Welcome

We are pleased to invite you to attend the 34th Annual Conference of the North American Chapter of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education (PME-NA 2012) to be held in Kalamazoo, Michigan from November 1–4, 2012.

The theme of the conference is Navigating Transitions Along Continuums. The conference is organized around four continuum groupings: student learning of mathematics; professional learning, ranging from preservice mathematics teachers through teacher leaders; school mathematics articulation, from topic to topic within grade levels as well as across grade bands; and innovation to support mathematics learning, from the smallest of scale to the largest.

There will be four plenary sessions. The Thursday evening opening session will feature Jo Boaler sharing her experiences with scaling up innovations. Friday afternoon, Jere Confrey will speak on the student learning continuum. Saturday afternoon Christian Hirsch will moderate a panel formed by Amanda Jansen, Janie Schielack, Cathy Seeley, and Jack Smith as they discuss navigating transitions along the school mathematics articulation continuum. The conference will close on Sunday morning with a conversation between Deborah Ball and Suzanne Wilson about transitions on the professional learning continuum.

Friday evening has been left open for informal conversations and the opportunity to enjoy Downtown Kalamazoo. The Saturday evening social will include dinner with entertainment by Western Michigan University's nationally-recognized Gold Company vocal jazz ensemble.

On behalf of Western Michigan University, the PME-NA 2012 Local Organizing Committee and the PME-NA Steering Committee, we look forward to seeing you next November in Kalamazoo, Michigan.

Drs. Jane-Jane Lo & Laura Van Zoest,
Conference Co-Chairs

go WMU!

 

Questions? Contact the Local Organizing Committee: math-pmena2012@wmich.edu