Twitter Math Camp for Teachers
Mathematics Instructional Coach
Mounds View Schools
I wanted to let you know about a really exciting professional development conference that is coming to the twin cities this summer. If you wanted to know – I had to resist the urge to type this e-mail in all caps — that is how excited I am!
It is called Twitter Math Camp! If you are a math nerd, are on twitter, and follow the hashtag #MTBoS then you know exactly what I am talking about. If you are confused, continue reading to get excited about this!
What is TMC?
TMC stands for Twitter Math Camp and it is a conference run by teachers, for teachers. The participants, speakers and organizers communicate year round via Twitter, blogs and other social media. This 4-day conference in July is a chance for everyone to get together for face to face interactions.
The conference is free of charge and because it is being held in Minneapolis this year, and you don’t have to pay for lodging! Even if you are not on Twitter – you should still come to this conference and learn!!! You don’t even have to sign up for twitter — or tweet — or promise to tweet – or follow people who tweet….but, you should!
The TMC website above is full of information about past conferences. People who are celebrities in my world, Dan Meyer, Andrew Stadel, Fawn Nguyen, Robert Kaplinsky — among MANY others attend this event and share their insights with everyone for 4 days.
I hope you consider taking time out of your busy summer to attend this conference and learn something new. Here is a video that was made last year:
If you are not on twitter – -but you are intrigued — listen to this 8 minute Ignite Talk by Max Ray-Riek from the Math Forum talking about why he tweets – there is an awesome song at the end — don’t stop the video early.
Ok – here is the most important part — registration is going to open soon. I was told registration to the conference would open between Feb. 2nd and Feb. 8th — this conference – due to its low costs fills REALLY quickly and people travel from all over the country to come — maybe even internationally (if you consider Canada international travel) – so you have to be johnny on the spot to sign up! Sign up will be at the twittermathcamp.com website.
Pass this on to others in your department or your world of influence! I hope to do some math with as many of you as possible at this conference!