Upcoming projects, presentations, and activities that you might want to put on your calendar
NCTM “2021 Annual Meeting and Exposition” – April 21-24, 2021
Activities that we are working on or hosting at the moment
Noteworthy accomplishments from our team
The Design & Pitch Team provided 25 hours of FREE professional development for nine teachers of all grade levels from around the world. This professional development engaged teachers in the D&P process, challenging them to both work like students as they tackled one of the nine existing challenges and to think like teachers as they envisioned implementing the challenges in their own in-person and virtual classrooms (see the Virtual Pitch Competition page to learn more about the virtual side of Design & Pitch). Interested in Design & Pitch Professional Development? Watch this page for future opportunities.
Virtual Pitch Competition
We are currently hosting a series of week-long Virtual Pitch Competitions for middle grades students. For two weeks in June and two weeks in July, these budding entrepreneurs will tackle some of the challenges facing our world today and do their best to come up with viable solutions and convince a panel of judges that their idea is worthy of investment. Check this out!
NCTM “100 Days of Professional Learning” – July 14, 2020
Empowering Students in Math Through Entrepreneurship (Grades 6–8)
Video of Presentation
NCSM “2020 Virtual Conference” – March 31, 2020
The Math Shark Tank: Entrepreneurial Challenges for Middle Grades
NCCTM “2019 State Mathematics Conference” – November 8, 2019
Entrepreneurial Challenges for Middle Grades Math
National STEM Education Research Summit, Raleigh, NC – October 10, 2019
Engaging Middle Grades Students in STEM-Based Entrepreneurial Challenges
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Jun 4, 2018
SUDDS Team Awarded Prestigious $1.2 Million ITEST Grant
Through a recently National Science Foundation funded $1.2 million ITEST grant, Jere Confrey and her team will continue to help math classrooms redesign group work to inspire and engage children...
May 31, 2018
“Shark Tank” Competitions Provide Feedback, Increase Engagement in STEM Classrooms
Jere Confrey is bringing elements of the television show “Shark Tank” to middle school mathematics classroom to promote practices that increase middle school girls and minorities motivations and capacities to...
Mar 15, 2018
Innovation Challenges for Middle School Mathematics in a Digital Learning System: Student Participation Impact on Achievement, Affect, and STEM Career Interest
This project will advance efforts of the Innovative Technology Experiences for Students and Teachers (ITEST) program to better understand and promote practices that increase middle school girls and minorities motivations...