AMTE Webinars

As a benefit to members, AMTE sponsors professional webinars for mathematics teacher educators. The program features interactive presentations chosen by the AMTE Professional Development Committee.

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Tuesday, January 18, 5:00-6:00 pm Eastern Time

Presenter: Kyle S. Whipple, University of Wisconsin Eau Claire

Description: Educational systems are dominated by white, heterosexual, cisgendered women (Gray, Bitterman, and Goldring, 2013). Given the heterosexist context of society in general and schools in particular, the transition from a university teacher preparation program to student teaching to inservice teacher can be challenging for LGBTQ+ individuals (Benson et al, 2014). Students who identify as LGBTQ+, upon becoming public-school teachers, may move from a space of relative freedom and safety to one of vulnerability (Whipple, 2018). While job protections are now in place for LGBTQ+ teachers nationwide, there continue to be policies in place, such as No Promo Homo laws, that create barriers to LGBTQ+ inservice teachers. The continued existence of these types of policies compel teachers who identify as LGBTQ+ to repeatedly navigate whether or not to be out (publicly open about one’s sexuality and/or gender identity) at a school, even though out teachers could serve as role models for LGBTQ+ students (Whipple, 2018). This webinar will discuss the details of creating the LGBTQ+ Teacher Mentors group and providing access to a social network of LGBTQ+ inservice teachers in an effort to help retention.


Wednesday, September 15, 7:00-8:00 pm Eastern Time

Presenters: Karen Hollebrands, Mike Steele, Andy Tyminski, Alison Castro Superfine, Babette M. Benken

Description: We invite AMTE members to join members of the Mathematics Teacher Educator (MTE) Editorial Board for an interactive webinar session to learn more about the journal and hear advice about how you can get started on a manuscript to submit in the near future. The MTE journal is a scholarly, peer-reviewed, practitioner journal that is co-published by AMTE and NCTM. The journal contributes to building a professional knowledge base for mathematics teacher educators that stems from, develops, and strengthens practitioner knowledge over time.


Wednesday, August 11, 4-5:00 pm Eastern Time

Presenters: Joanne Williams, Rocky Fork Middle School (Tennessee); Jennifer McLean, West Side Middle School (West Virginia); Melissa Castro, School District of Hillsborough County (Florida); Crystal Lancour, Colonial School District (Delaware); Matthew O’Brien, University of South Florida (Florida).

Description: Please join us for a discussion featuring a panel of educators from across the country representing different roles (1st year teacher, in-service teacher, instructional coach, methods instructor and mathematics supervisor) and grade levels (elementary, middle grades, secondary, and higher ed) as we discuss the possible challenges that mathematics teacher educators may face in preparing teachers at all levels for post-pandemic teaching. The AMTE community will be able to use insights gained from these diverse perspectives to improve how teacher preparation programs and mathematics education leaders respond to the needs that teachers have in this unprecedented time.


Monday, May 10, 3-4:00 pm Eastern time

Presenters: Nina Bailey, University of North Carolina at Charlotte and Demet Yalman Ozen, Middle Tennessee State University

Description: We will introduce a framework for noticing students’ mathematical thinking in a technology-mediated environment. We will share preliminary results from prospective secondary mathematics teachers’ pre- and post-noticing assessment on a technological task in which secondary students explore vertical asymptotes.


Tuesday, April 13, 2021, 7-8:00 pm Eastern time

Presenter: Angela T. Barlow, Editor-in-Chief, Mathematics Teacher: Learning & Teaching PK-12

Description: Bridging research to practice is often at the forefront of our work as mathematics teacher educators (MTEs). As a result, NCTM’s practitioner journal, Mathematics Teacher: Learning & Teaching PK-12 (MTLT), represents a potential journal for disseminating our work. But when our ideas are inspired by the learning of preservice/inservice teachers, how do we write a manuscript that supports the learning of PK-12 students? In this webinar, I will provide insights into writing for MTLT, specifically giving attention to ideas drawn from MTEs’ work with teachers as the learners.


Thursday, April 8, 2021, 3-4:00 pm Eastern time

Presenters: Jean Lee, University of Indianapolis; Tim Hendrix, Meredith College; Gary Martin, Auburn University; Amy Roth McDuffie, Washington State University; and Glenn Waddell, University of Nevada, Reno

Description: Are you interested in improving recruitment into mathematics teacher education? Join AMTE’s Get the Facts Out (GFO) task force to learn about teacher recruitment resources that have been developed as part of an NSF-funded partnership between the Colorado School of Mines and four national societies: Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators, American Physical Society, American Chemical Society, and American Association of Physics Teachers. The GFO project is focused on addressing teacher shortages in high-need STEM disciplines. The GFO materials are free to use and have undergone extensive user-testing. The task force is creating mathematics-focused versions of the GFO materials.

Please register for the event using this form. A Zoom link will be sent to registered participants prior to the event.


July 29, 2020, 3-4:00 pm Eastern time

Presenters: Erin Altier, University of South Florida and Wharton High School; Jaeden Ayala, University of South Florida; Dr. Michelle Cirillo, University of Delaware; Dr. Cara Haines, Vanderbilt University; Dr. Farshid Safi, University of Central Florida; Dr. John Staley, Baltimore Public Schools; Jonathan Wray, Howard County Public School System

Description: We hope you will join us for a webinar featuring a panel around Learning to Teach in the Midst of a Pandemic: Voices of Stakeholders. In the webinar we will hear the experiences and reflections of pre-service teachers, and those in the field supporting the learning of pre-service teachers, about the shifts that teacher preparation programs will need to make to continue to provide quality teacher preparation given the pandemic conditions that are pushing learning online. We anticipate the AMTE community will be able to use insights gained from these perspectives to improve how teacher preparation programs respond to the needs that pre-service teachers have in this unprecedented time.


Wednesday, April 22, 2020, 1-2:00 pm EDT

Presenters: Frances K. Harper, Zachary Stumbo, and Nicholas Kim, University of Tennessee, Knoxville;

Description: Join AMTE's National Technology Leadership Initiative (NTLI) Fellowship recipients as they share and discuss a project designed for methods courses to support PSTs to plan and teach mathematics lessons that leverage both transdisciplinary STEAM connections and students’ community funds of knowledge. Participants will follow a group of PSTs through the project and then brief results from research on the relationship between STEAM and community connections in PSTs’ mathematics lessons will be shared.



Wednesday, Mar 18, 2020 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM EDT

Part 1: Online Content Delivery: Lessons Learned from Studying Flipped Instruction (2-2:30 pm EDT)

Presenter: Zandra De Araujo, University of Missouri
Description: We’ll share what we’ve learned about using videos to deliver math content and propose some novel ways to use video to engage students.


Part 2: Asynchronous online instruction: Triage in the era of COVID19 (2:30-3:00 pm EDT)

Presenters: Jennifer Chauvot, University of Houston; Chrystal Dean, Appalachian State University; Stephen Pape, John Hopkins University; Jason Silverman, Drexel University
Description: This webinar will provide overview material for faculty moving their instruction online. Please see the AMTE Online Mathematics Education Taskforce materials for more in-depth information.





Tuesday, Mar 17, 2020 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM EDT

Part 1: Engaging Students Online with Zoom (2-2:30 pm EDT)


Kathleen Pitvorec, University of Illinois at Chicago & Mary Jo Tavormina, University of Illinois at Chicago
Description: We will share our content management and community engagement strategies using the Zoom platform, as well as some of the online tools that have worked well.

  Part 2: Synchronous Online Teaching Strategies (2:30-3:00 pm EDT)

Presenter: Theresa Elvira Wills, George Mason University
Description: Learn how to turn your F2F classroom into an engaging, interactive, and student led online classroom.  Use the same pedagogy such as turn and talk, small groups, summarizing ideas on a poster, math talk, connecting and debating math strategies and representations through a synchronous class.  I have also responded to the Rapid Response Videos.  Many are on my youtube channel and twitter @theresawills


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