Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Math educator Tweetup* in Indy - You are invited!

Date: Thursday, April 14, 2011
Time: 7:00pm
Place: Scotty's Brewhouse (Indianapolis Downtown)
sponsored by McGraw-Hill for NCTM
Just in from Liz Strauss!
1 Virginia Avenue  
Indianapolis, Indiana 46204
Phone: (317) 571-0808
Questions? Help? Contact Ihor email: twitter: @climeguy

*What is a tweetup? 
It is an event where people who Twitter come together to meet in person. Normally we connect with our friends online after we have met them. At a tweetup you meet the people you might only otherwise know virtually. Like finally putting a name to a face, a tweetup is a great opportunity to really connect with the people in your network and share just a little more than 140 characters at a time. Source:

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

NCTM Conference Buzz via Tweets

Here's a fact that that apparently not too many math educators know about: there are some great online math communities that are moving math teaching and learning towards a new paradigm - something that the Mathfuture and CLIME communities refers to as Math 2.0.  They are doing the kind of pioneer work that continues to inspire me.  Dan Meyer* has emerged has one of the more prominent math  bloggers. You might be interested in skimming the 209 rated math educator blogs listed at this site.

For that reason I want to get the word out to as many math educators as possible. Right now I'm focused on the folks who will be attending the NCTM conference in Indianapolis in April. But even if you are not going to the conference, I'm reaching out to those who would be interested in participating in the conference virtually in some way. 

If you or a colleague are interested in supporting the Indy Math 2.0 initiative that I will be hosting from my CLIME booth in the exhibit hall (April 14-16) please let me know by filling out this brief form.

If you happen to be a speaker (or wish you were one) at the conference and would like to contribute to the virtual conference check out the listing of technology themed sessions at the conference that CLIME has put up. It's a dynamic listing which I will be updating. So if you want to update your description (or add one if it's missing - even if your presentation was NOT accepted) please let me know by replying to this email. Also if you are not presenting and would like to present virtually let me know. I plan to add a list of vendors as well.

Please stop by the CLIME booth #326 to say hello and pick up a Math 2.0 button (actually its just a sticker) to wear  at the conference. :)

*Dan Meyer has a community of collaborators who contribute to his developement of ideas for teaching and learning math using dynamic math and Web 2.0 tools creatively. Check out what Dan does with a conventional word problem in this 90 sec. video

Preview of coming events
More CLIMEguy tweeting (click above.)