Second Annual Get the Facts Out/Mathematics Teacher Education Partnership Pre-conference


February 1, 2023
9:00 a.m.-5:30 p.m.

Get the Facts Out (GFO) and the Mathematics Teacher Education Partnership (MTEP) are co-hosting the second annual pre-conference to the 2023 AMTE Annual Conference, Transforming Secondary Mathematics Teacher Preparation: Focus on Recruitment and Equity.

The pre-conference will be held February 1, 2023, 9:00 a.m.-5:30 p.m. CST, at the Astor Crowne Plaza in New Orleans, LA. Registration for virtual participation is still available. Please register by January 27, 2023 to attend virtually.

The purpose of this one-day pre-conference is to support mathematics teacher educators committed to improving secondary mathematics teacher preparation by exploring two interconnected areas: (1) exploring effective strategies for recruiting STEM teacher candidates, with a focus on secondary mathematics teachers but applicable to candidates at all levels PK-12, utilizing the resources of and led by members of the AMTE Get the Facts Out (GFO) Task Force (see; and (2) transforming secondary mathematics teacher preparation programs with a focus on equity and social justice, incorporating the expertise of the Mathematics Teacher Education Partnership (MTEP) (see

The program will kick off with two plenary sessions, with time for discussion between them:

  • “Overview of the Get the Facts Out (GFO) Project, including Current Materials with Updated Data," presented by the AMTE GFO Task Force
  • “Empowering Preservice Secondary Mathematics Teachers in the Midst of Political Pandering,” presented by Marrielle Myers, Kennesaw State University

Break-out sessions in the afternoon will provide opportunities to dig more deeply into aspects of program transformation and recruitment; participants will receive a survey to prioritize the offerings. Proposed topics include:

  • Creating policy briefs to support the work of mathematics teacher preparation programs
  • Effectively competing against teacher preparation programs that provide minimal preparation at a low cost
  • Finding data relevant to your context to include in your program’s recruitment materials
  • Leading equitable partnerships to effectively transform secondary teacher preparation programs
  • Personalizing the GFO materials for your institution
  • Preparing preservice teachers to work more effectively with special education students as well as co-teachers, so that practices are aligned with equitable mathematics instruction
  • Research on the effectiveness of using GFO materials
  • Supporting student teachers who are asked to serve as full-time teachers as a result of the teacher shortage
  • Using GFO materials to create a presentation that addresses the interests of your students
  • Using GFO materials to develop and support a teacher recruitment plan
  • Or suggest a topic of your own!

The pre-conference offers a valuable opportunity to gain important insights into how you might improve your secondary mathematics teacher preparation program, particularly its recruitment strategies, as well as to network with others who have a similar focus.

Please register for the pre-conference at this link by January 27 to attend virtually.  

Questions should be directed to Wendy Smith at