2019 Annual Conference: 
For the Love of Students, we teach mathematics

March 8 and 9, 2019

Longwood University, 201 High Street, Farmville, Va

Program Information

Keynote Address:
Catalyzing Change in High School Mathematics: Implications for K-16

Karen Graham, University of New Hampshire

Dr. Graham is a Professor and Chair of the Department of Mathematics and Statistics at the University of New Hampshire where she is also the director of the department’s summer Master of Science for Teachers program. Dr. Graham served as the inaugural director of UNH’s Joan and James Leitzel Center for Mathematics, Science and Engineering Education from January 2003 – June 2013. She has served as the principal investigator of many state and federally funded projects and has presented numerous workshops at local, state, regional, and national conferences and currently serves as the Executive Director of the NSF-funded UNH ADVANCE program. Her research interests include the teaching and learning of calculus and mathematics teacher development. She has served as the president of the New Hampshire Teachers of Mathematics and the Association of Teachers of Mathematics in New England. Dr. Graham served as a member of the Board of Directors of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics from 2012-2015. She was the chair of NCTM’s Catalyzing Change in High School Mathematics Task Force and Writing Team which was published in April 2018. 
Catalyzing Change in High School Mathematics: Initiating Critical Conversations was released by NCTM in April 2018. Catalyzing Change identifies and addresses critical challenges in high school mathematics to ensure that each and every student has the mathematical experiences necessary for his or her future personal and professional success. This session provides an overview of Catalyzing Change and the implications for mathematics teaching and learning across K-16. It will highlight several of the recommendations including broadening the purposes for teaching mathematics; dismantling structural obstacles that stand in the way of mathematics working for each and every student; and implementing equitable instructional practices.

Featured Speakers

Debbie Delozier, Virginia Department of Education

During the past five years, Debbie Delozier has served as a Mathematics Specialist at the Virginia Department of Education. In this role, she supports school divisions in the implementation of the Virginia Mathematics Standards of Learning focusing, primarily at the elementary level, and in promoting high quality mathematics instruction. She began her career 25 years ago and has served students and teachers in a variety of roles: classroom teacher, building level mathematics specialist, division level elementary mathematics coordinator, and university adjunct faculty teaching graduate courses for the mathematics specialist program. She has served as President of the Virginia Council of Mathematics Supervision and on the boards of VCTM and R2ATM. She has presented at local, state, and national conferences. She particularly enjoys researching and sharing strategies for supporting equitable mathematics teaching and learning for all students.

Featured Sessions:

  • Promoting Equitable Learning of Mathematics in the K-5 Classroom
  • For the Love of Students, We Teach Mathematics--Reflections by PAEMST Panel

Tina Mazzacane, Virginia Department of Education

Tina Mazzacane is the K-12 Mathematics Coordinator at the Virginia Department of Education in the Office of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. Her state level role includes supporting school divisions in implementing the Virginia Mathematics Standards of Learning and executing state policies that support high levels of student achievement in K-12 mathematics classrooms to ensure equity across the Commonwealth. She has previously served as a K-12 Mathematics Curriculum Coordinator and Secondary Mathematics Coordinator in Virginia Beach City Public Schools. She is currently a VDOE Board Liaison for VCTM and was a previous Vice- President of the Tidewater Council of Teachers of Mathematics. She has taught mathematics at the high school and community college level in Virginia.

Featured Sessions:

  • Virginia Department of Education Updates 
  • Catalyzing Change in High School Math: Critical Conversations Round Table
  • Getting Ready for Algebra - New Algebra Readiness Resources!

The program committee has reviewed all submissions and sent notifications to everyone who put forth a proposal. Thanks to everyone who submitted! The full program will be available in February.

This year's conference will focus on the following four strands:

Teaching with the New Standards

This strand will focus on implementing the new standards. Sessions will illuminate the differences from the old to the new Mathematics Standards of Learning and provide new exemplar ideas for teaching, and assessing the new standards. Sessions may include activities that will help teachers implement the recently adopted computer science standards. The standards of focus should come from the following Computer Science Standard’s strands: Algorithms and Programming and Data and Analysis

Implementing Equitable Instruction

Sessions in this strand can include approaches for teaching that empower diverse learners, including culturally responsive teaching, teaching for social justice, teacher noticing, and differentiation.

Experience the Wonder, Joy, and Beauty of Math

Sessions in this strand should cultivate our sense of wonder, joy, and beauty of mathematics, particularly ideas that make connections with the fine arts, music, culture, or other creative mathematics ideas. We want to feel your love of mathematics.

Supporting the Success of Every Student

Sessions in this strand can include classroom-tested ideas and strategies, particularly ideas that support the eight research-informed instructional practices from NCTM's Principles to Actions.

Standard Sessions

This type of session is 75 minutes long. It provides enough time for attendees to participate in hands-on interactive activities. These sessions will typically be held in a classroom that may have tables or desks. Rooms will have a podium, computer, document camera, and projector. The typical room will hold 20 – 40 attendees depending on the room.

Tabletop Sessions

A tabletop session will provide attendees the opportunity to visit multiple tabletop presentations (15- 20 presenters in 1 room) during a 75 minute time frame. The tabletop sessions provide a venue for diverse type of activities, games, and the sharing of your creative ideas. Presenters will be given a table to use for display or as a workspace. This is a chance to network with your colleagues and share your passion for mathematics.

registration information

Registration costs:

  • Individual registration, early rate (by February 8): $100
  • Individual registration, after February 8: $120
  • Primary speaker registration: $60
  • Full-time student registration: $60

If sending 25 or more teachers from a single school division, contact vctmath@gmail.com for bulk group rates.

All registration rates include:

  • One-year membership in VCTM
  • Lunch on Friday
In addition to a discounted registration rate, all early registrations will receive the conference t-shirt.

Follow this link to register.


Hotel Weyanoke, Farmville

(434) 658-7500
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$129 + tax per night

Holiday Inn Express and Suites, Farmville

(434) 392-4040
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$109 + tax per night

Hampton Inn, Farmville

(434) 392-8826
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$109 + tax per night

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(434) 414-1500
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$109 + tax per night

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