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2024 Math Symposium

Building math proficiency for life

Recorded on March 12, 2024 | 12–5 p.m. EDT


This free, five-hour virtual professional development symposium will give you all the tools you need to help strengthen math instruction, bolster student agency, and build math proficiency for life. 

Join us to learn:

  • What we know—and what we don’t—about how best to teach math.
  • Why curiosity-driven instruction is critical in the math classroom.
  • What practices can help create dynamic problem-based learning experiences in math that leverage student ideas and build math fluency and proficiency.
Akimi Gibson

Akimi Gibson

Senior VP, multiplatform global education planning & integration, Sesame Workshop
Gerardo Ramirez round

Gerardo Ramirez, Ph.D.

Associate professor of educational psychology, Ball State University
Jennifer Bay-Williams, Ph.D.

Jennifer Bay-Williams, Ph.D.

Mathematics education professor and author, University of Louisville

Dan Meyer, Ph.D.

Dean of research and Math Teacher Lounge co-host, Amplify
Viewers will receive a certificate. 


Time  Session
12:00 p.m. Welcome: What We Know and Don’t Know About How to Best Teach Math–and Build Math Proficiency for Life
Jason Zimba, Chief Academic Officer of STEM at Amplify
12:15 p.m. How Students’ Personal Narratives Shape Math Learning
Gerardo Ramirez, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Educational Psychology at Ball State University
1:00 p.m. Bringing Math to Life: How Games Build Fluency and Engagement
Jennifer Bay-Williams, Ph.D., Author and Mathematics Education Professor at University of Louisville
1:45 p.m.

Choice of:
Building a Culture of “Math People”: Leveling Up Engagement in Your K–8 Math Classroom
James Oliver, STEM Product Specialist at Amplify


Class Openers That Foster Numeric, Algebraic, and Geometric Thinking
Oscar Perales, Math Teaching and Learning Specialist

2:30 p.m.

Choice of:
Math That Motivates: Centering Student Ideas in the Math Classroom
Kristin Gray, Executive Director of the Math Suite at Amplify


Discover, Describe, and Develop Ways of Thinking about Math for Grades 6–8
Kurt Salisbury, Director of Math 6–12 Core Curriculum at Amplify

3:15 p.m. How to Invite Students into More Effective Math Learning
Dan Meyer, Educator and Dean of Research at Amplify Stephanie Blair, Vice President of Desmos Coaching
4:00 p.m. Developing Young Children’s Identities and Competencies as Mathematicians
Akimi Gibson, Senior VP of Multiplatform Global Education Planning & Integration at Sesame Workshop
4:45 p.m. Closing
Jason Zimba, Chief Academic Officer of STEM at Amplify
Burk Headshot

Dr. Kymyona Burk

Senior Policy Fellow at ExcelinEd

Kareem Weaver

Co-Founder and Executive Director at FULCRUM

Dr. Sonia Cabell

Associate Professor of Education at Florida State University

Claude Goldenberg

Professor of Education at Stanford University

Natalie Wexler

Author, The Knowledge Gap

Mitchell Brookins

Education consultant and former school administrator

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Time Session

12:00 p.m.

Susan Lambert, Host of Science of Reading: The Podcast

12:10 p.m.

Leading the Shift to High-quality Literacy Instruction
Dr. Kymyona Burk, Senior Policy Fellow at ExcelinEd

1:00 p.m.

How Building Knowledge Narrows Gaps
Natalie Wexler, Author, The Knowledge Gap

1:45 p.m.

How Teachers Shape Learning: Content-rich Literacy Instruction in the Elementary Grades
Dr. Sonia Cabell, Associate Professor of Education at Florida State University

2:30 p.m.

Choice of:
Literacy Instruction Supporting English Language Learners
Claude Goldenberg, Professor of Education at Stanford University


Making the Content Stick: Knowledge-building in the Classroom
Mitchell Brookins, Education consultant and former school administrator

3:15 p.m.

Equity 2.0: Rethinking the Who, What, and How
Kareem Weaver, Co-Founder and Executive Director at FULCRUM

Register now and you will instantly receive a personalized workbook that will guide you through the live event and help you bring the Science of Reading to life in your school long after the symposium is over.

This webinar will be recorded and live attendees will receive a certificate of attendance. We will also be offering attendees a FREE personalized change management plan download to support their journey. 

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