Saturday, January 16, 2010

ASCD Annual Conference, San Antonio, USA 6-8 March 2010


At ASCD Conference & Exhibit Show, one can attend sessions on differentiated instruction (Tomlinson) and understanding by design(Wiggin & McTighe), two ideas that have caught on in Singapore schools. The ASCD bookstore carries a range of high quality books on professional learning and topics such as DI and UbD.

At the ASCD Annual Conference in San Antonio, Texas, I presented a session on big ideas in elementary mathematics with a prtofessional development slant (Session 2130 on Sunday morning). The session was packed with all the 120 seats taken. I am glad it was well received.

I also presented for SingaporeMath.Com. This session is to provide US educators a glimpse into Singapore primary classrooms (on Sunday lunchtime).

Session 2130
Transforming Mathematics for the 21st Century: What Teachers Need to Know
Description: What is the role of mathematics in educating children? What are the key competencies in elementary mathematics? This presentation will help teachers and curriculum leaders understand the essential big ideas that children should develop in mathematics and the role teachers play in the formation of these big ideas. Participants will learn how to help teachers understand their role in this process.

Session 222EW
A Glimpse into Mathematics Teaching and Learning in Singapore Elementary Schools

Go to http://www.ascd.org/conferences/annual_conference/2010.aspx

Next year's conference is at San Francisco, 26 - 28 March 2011. Deadline for session proposal is 1 May 2010.

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