There's always so much to think about and debrief after CMC North so I'm trying to figure out exactly how to approach all of this.
I attended a huge variety of sessions:
- Mini-Conference session on a Transformational Approach to Geometry by Lew Douglas and Henri Picciotto
- Co-Teaching: Mathematical Practices For All Students by Noirin Foy and Valerie Ruiz
- Computing Transformations Using Complex Numbers and Matrices by Henri Picciotto
- Building Understanding Through Discourse by Rick Barlow and Madison Miller
- Summative Assessment Without Testing: Successful Examples by Masha Albrecht
- Make the Way: Student Agency, Authority, and Identity by Brent Jackson and Joan Easterday
Of course there are also the keynotes too! Amazing stuff! I haven't even unpacked my bag or notes (and I've got a LOT of notes!)... I don't even think I've unpacked my car 0_o.
I resurfaced on Twitter over the conference so that was good. I think that's what I've appreciate the most about CMC North. It re-awakens me to rethink many different aspects of my teaching practice.
During @Zakchamp's Keynote on Sunday morning the "we should test less and assess more" vibe was prevalent. This really dove-tailed with some pieces I got from @Rickbrlw and @MatheMadison session about discourse.
SO, for now all I know is that my Warm-Up routine for tomorrow will probably change. I don't want to "make it through" the next 2 weeks but for my sanity I at least have to survive through them. With a good nights' sleep I can ensure that my students get the best version of me that I can present to them tomorrow and I can go from there. Lots of moving pieces but I know that debriefing the sessions one by one would probably be best for me.
While I was there I did mention that someone should put together a Google Doc with those bit.ly URLs from all of the sessions. It'd be good/great for someone to compile a list like this. Maybe with a Google form or something? idk. Something to think about? Anyone want to volunteer for this?