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TMC17 Speaker Proposal Press Release

We are starting to gear up for TMC17, which will be at Holy Innocents’ Episcopal School  in Atlanta, GA (map is here) from July 27-30, 2017. We are looking forward to a great event! Part of what makes TMC special is the wonderful presentations we have from math teachers who are facing the same challenges that we all are. To get an idea of what the community is interested in hearing about and/or learning about we set up a Google Doc (http://bit.ly/TMC17-1). It’s a GDoc for people to list their interests and someone who might be good to present that topic. The form is still open for editing, so if you have an idea of what you’d like to see someone else present as you’re writing your own proposal, feel free to add it! This conference is by teachers, for teachers. That means we need you to present. Yes, you! In the past everyone who submitted on time was accepted, […]

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Why I Organize TMC

I was coming home from working at school on Saturday as I am getting ready for students to return on Wednesday. The TMC Party Anthem came on my iPod playlist. I pretty much took the video and pulled the audio from it and wasn’t really paying attention to where the song actually started and finished. When I got to this point in the audio track, I pretty much lost it as I was driving home. I knew what was on the screen at that point and what was happening in the room at that moment. (This post is very much a post about me. Very unlike me. I won’t be offended if you move along to read something else.) You see (if you didn’t go and watch), at that moment, not only were people applauding our phenomenal crew who put together and performed the song, people were applauding me for having created this space we call TMC (paraphrasing the words on […]

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TMC16 Speaker Proposal Press Release

We are starting to gear up for TMC16, which will be at Augsburg College in Minneapolis, MN (map is here) from July 16-19, 2016. We are looking forward to a great event! Part of what makes TMC special is the wonderful presentations we have from math teachers who are facing the same challenges that we all are. To get an idea of what the community is interested in hearing about and/or learning about we set up a Google Doc (http://bit.ly/TMC16-1). It’s a GDoc for people to list their interests and someone who might be good to present that topic. The form is still open for editing, so if you have an idea of what you’d like to see someone else present as you’re writing your own proposal, feel free to add it! This conference is by teachers, for teachers. That means we need you to present. Yes, you! In the past everyone who submitted on time was accepted, however, this year […]

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TMC 15 Speaker Proposals Are Open!

Have you heard of Twitter Math Camp? It’s the best weekend of professional development and enthusiasm replenishment around. Don’t end up in the jealousy camp this summer! Sign up to present and you’ll get early access to registration. Here are the details: We are starting our gear up for TMC15, which will be at Harvey Mudd College in Claremont, CA (outside of LA – map is here) from July 23-26, 2015. We are looking forward to a great event! Part of what makes TMC special is the wonderful presentations we have from math teachers who are facing the same challenges that we all are. To get an idea of what the community is interested in hearing about and/or learning about we set up a Google Doc (http://bit.ly/TMC15-1). It’s an open GDoc for people to list their interests and someone who might be good to present that topic. If multiple people were interested in a session idea, he/she added a “+1” after […]

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TMC14 Speaker Proposal Announcement

We are starting our gear up for TMC14, which will be at Jenks High School in Jenks, OK (outside of Tulsa – map is here) from Thursday, July 24 through Sunday, July 27, 2014. We are looking forward to a great event. Part of what makes TMC special is the wonderful presentations we have from math teachers who are facing the same challenges that we all are. To get an idea of what the community is interested in hearing about and/or learning about we set up a Google Doc (http://bit.ly/TMC14-1). It’s an open GDoc for people to list their interests and someone who might be good to present that topic. If multiple people were interested in a session idea, he/she added a “+1” after it. The doc is still open for editing, so if you have an idea of what you’d like to see someone else present as you’re writing your own proposal, feel free to add it! This conference […]

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Still the Best PD EVER

Now that the sleep deprivation is lessening, I can more clearly share with the MTBoS my thoughts on TMC13. For the uninitiated readers of my blog, Twitter Math Camp is in its second year and is a 3 1/2 day conference for math teachers that we put on ourselves. I have led the organization for both years. Since it is teacher-driven, it is incredibly effective, meaningful, and worthwhile. It is still the most rich professional development experience I have ever taken part in. To be honest, I don’t think I can even rank one year over the other. I have gotten so much out of the sessions and relationships I have developed by being involved in TMC. @park_star likened it to having to say you love one of your children more than the other. Both years were wonderful and incredibly rich I don’t think I could say one was better. I could go on and on about TMC, but I […]

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My Presentation on the Math Twitterblogosphere

In January, I was asked to present as part of a panel discussion about Twitter Math Camp and the Math Twitterblogosphere. Ann Drobnis, an Einstein Fellow working at the NSF, contacted me asking if I would share what makes our Community of Practice successful. I presented to mostly university professors and NSF personnel who are involved in putting together and facilitating a community of practice for Computer Science teachers who are part of an initiative called CS10K, which is trying to add 10,000 Computer Science teachers by 2015 (I believe it started in 2010). Both Steve Weimar (of the Math Forum) and myself represented parts of the Math Education community, the remaining speakers (Mark Guzdial, Neil Brown, and Shay Pokress) were from various aspects of the Computer Science community. Since Sam asked, here’s my presentation: The link to these slides is found here.Good morning. My name is Lisa Henry and I teach high school math at Brookfield High School in northeast Ohio. […]

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Please Support TMC

As I have previously blogged, I was part of the planning team for Twitter Math Camp 2012, which took place in St. Louis this past July. Two of the participants nominated Twitter Math Camp for the Edublog Awards for Best Open PD. It is an honor to be nominated for the award, however to receive the award, you have to earn the most votes. Voting is open from now until Sunday, December 9th at 11:59 pm EST. I would appreciate it if you would take a few moments to go vote for Twitter Math Camp for Best Open PD by clicking this link. You will need to choose Best Open PD from the drop down menu, and then select Twitter Math Camp (3rd from the bottom). Thanks for taking the time to vote. Maybe I’ll get the opportunity to meet you in person at Twitter Math Camp 2013, which will be July 25-28, 2013 at Drexel University in Philadelphia, PA! […]

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Best PD EVER

Let me preface this post that there is no way I can accurately express just how AWESOME Twitter Math Camp 2012 (#TMC12) was. Once I got back to my parents Sunday night, Jason and I spent an hour talking with my parents sharing the moments from TMC12. (It was totally lost on them, I think.) I am still trying to figure out how to distill into 1-2 minutes my experience and am struggling mightily. Of course, some of that may have to do with my lack of sleep at the moment. Quite simply, TMC12 was the most rich professional development experience I have ever taken part in. (And no, I’m not biased here just because I was part of the organizational team.) 37 of some of the nation’s best (math) teachers gathered at MICDS in St. Louis for 3 ½ days of working on Exeter Math Problem Sets and sharing with each other. (Here’s the program) We had incredible presentations […]

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