On July 20th - 22nd, the Oregon Math Leaders (OML) conference was held at Linfield College.
OML is a fun, rejuvenating, “homegrown” conference focused on Oregon educators. It is a perfect opportunity to meet new people and reconnect with old friends. The sessions addressed Elementary, Middle and High School levels, each led by educators who use the techniques in their classrooms.
Lisa Wileman, Associate Professor of mathematics at Southern Oregon University, spoke for our opening keynote.
Lisa is an expert in building community and making connections in the classroom, with community members, and across mathematics education.
Andy Byerley, assessment specialist from ODE, presented the “State of the State” and update teachers on the latest in curriculum, instruction and the statewide assessment system.
Elementary teachers had a special session provided by the Nancy Anderson Fund. This session focused on The Five Practices in Practice book and included complimentary base ten and color tiles for attendees.
We like to have fun doing math! There were organized activities: Thursday night (Golf, hiking or wine tasting), a Friday night social, and Saturday area meetings to connect math educators in each region. This year, we stayed in dorms, so it was back to college for some and it’s a whole new experience for those who commuted to school.