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
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
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
Company vocal jazz ensemble.