Today begins the Annual Conference of the Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators (AMTE) in Irvine, California. What is cool about arriving to this conference is that I flew into an airport named after John Wayne, with a big stature of him out front. My mom loved the Duke, thus I watched a lot of westerns as a kid.
AMTE is a smallish conference that does focus on research in the preparing of mathematics teachers but also has practical advice for how to do the work. There are things that I will learn that I will be able to take and use in a classroom next week. I am not presenting at this conference but am here as a STaR fellow and as a LessonSketch Research & Development Fellow. STaR stands for Service Teaching and Research and is a group that assembles new Mathematics Education Faculty for a week in the summer following their first or second year in their position. It is a way to create an instant network of teacher educators, which I now get to see at AMTE. I will put up another post about Lesson Sketch later in the conference. Also follow my tweets via #MathNerdsAssemble.