Highlights from the 2016 Pathways National Forum
The Carnegie Math Pathways team is excited to share highlights from our recent 7th annual National Forum on July 13-17th. Over 200 people from more than 65 institutions joined us in San Francisco, most of whom were first-time Forum attendees either from an exploring institution or new faculty from a current network school. We were particularly excited to host several high school faculty and administrators at this event. These numbers and the greater diversity of types of institutions reflect the growing interest in the Pathways and our expansion nationally.
Here are some quick highlights from the event:
- 60 new faculty completed and received official certification for the 2-day pre-conference training designed and delivered by the Pathways Faculty Mentors.
- 22 Network-designed and led sessions highlighting innovations from the field were featured during the main conference.
- 4 Leadership awards were given to the following network members in recognition of their significant contributions to the network: Andre Freeman of Capital Community College, Kris Baker of SUNY Rockland Community College, John Kellermeier of Tacoma Community College, and Thales Georgiou of Richland Community College.
- The event featured 3 excellent, expert keynote addresses by Carol Dweck, Ilana Horn, and Jim Stigler as well as a powerful student keynote from Marco Antonio Flores Garcia, of the Men of Distinction Program at Tacoma Community College.
We extend our thanks to everyone who made this year’s New Faculty Preparation at the Forum such a great success. The Faculty Mentors put together an engaging program that included a new fishbowl activity for demonstrating lessons, new topic stations to provide more focused help to faculty preparing for the first two weeks of their courses, and welcomed new faculty into the NIC with several community building activities.
And we also offer our sincere thanks to the network members who were involved in leading all the other components of the event, from the Explorer orientation to the innovation sessions and the comedic awards for the Recognition Ceremony, as well as those of you that connected with people exploring the Pathways for their institution. This engagement attests to the strength of the Pathways network and your contributions made for an even more successful event.
We were thrilled so many of you could join us this year, and we look forward to seeing you and your colleagues next year! Together we’ll continue to build our movement to transform how America teaches math.
Save the date for the Carnegie Math Pathways 2017 National Forum:
San Francisco, July 21-23, 2017