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Dan MeyerDan MeyerPlease join us for the 2016 annual conference of the West Virginia Council of Teachers of Mathematics. This year’s attendees are in for a very special treat as Dan Meyer will be presenting extended sessions at this year’s conference. Many of you may regularly read his interesting postings on his blog dy/dan which offers specific ways to implement teaching ideas that will change your practice. His 3-ACT method encourages students to conjecture, experiment, construct viable arguments, and offer thoughtful solutions to meaningful tasks, which ultimately makes the ideas and concepts learned stick. Meyer’s biography states that he has “taught high school math to students who didn’t like high school math.” A nationally known advocate for better mathematics instruction, he has shared his views and even some of his 3-ACT scenarios on CNN, Good Morning America, Everyday With Rachael Ray, and A resident of Mountain View, California, he earned his doctorate from Stanford University in math education and is the Chief Academic Officer at Desmos where he explores the future of math textbooks. He speaks internationally and was named one of Tech & Learning's 30 Leaders of the Future. His presentation is entitled: “Beyond Relevance & Real World: Stronger Strategies for Student Engagement.”

And as in the past the WVCTM annual conference will give you an opportunity to learn effective teaching practices to support students’ learning, to examine new and effective differentiated instruction methods, and to refine your assessment techniques. From speakers presenting a variety of sessions to vendors’ displays, the 2016 conference entitled “Growing through Math” is designed to create ways for our students to receive the best possible mathematics education.

The conference will be held on Friday and Saturday, March 11 & 12, at the Stonewall Resort, located off I-79 approximately 30 minutes from Clarksburg, WV. Reservations can be made either by calling 888-278-8150 or 304-269-7400. To receive the conference rate of $92 plus the $8 resort fee, please note as you reserve your room that you are attending the WVCTM Conference.