Elementary Math, Math, Summer Conferences

What happens in Vegas, should NOT stay in Vegas!

The saying usually goes, “What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas!” but we don’t think that’s appropriate next  week at SDE’s National Conference in Las Vegas. Over 6,000 administrators and teachers coming from all over the USA and other countries will be attending a  variety of fun-filled, engaging, and thought-provoking sessions. Those in attendance are so LUCKY to be able to attend such a great conference. We hope attendees will take back and SHARE everything they learn in Vegas with both students and colleagues in their building. 

Kristin and I are thrilled to be presenting again this year. We absolutely LOVE working with teachers and administrators throughout one of our favorite weeks.. Not only do we share ideas, but we both learn so much by networking with some of our favorite teachers and  presenters, as well as meeting new colleagues. Below are the times and places you can find us throughout the week.  

(Kristin, Emily, Shannon Samulski, and Eliza Thomas)
Just a few math presenter friends reconnecting in Las Vegas.

Please let us know if you are coming because we would love to find time to meet you in person–maybe even sit by the pool and enjoy a beverage together! When Kristin’s not presenting, that’s probably where you will find her 🙂 . If you haven’t registered yet, and would like to, it’s NOT too late! Go to:  https://bit.ly/2DfIUHX. We would LOVE to see you there!


Tuesday, July 9, 2019 —- Room Zeno 4601 

10:15-11:30 | Differentiating Your Math Instruction: A Menu of Sponge Activities (Gr. K-5)

1:00-2:15 | Guided Math: Where DO I Start? (Gr. K-5)

2:45-4:00 | Easy Ways to Incorporate Interactive Math Notebooks (Gr. K-5)

Wednesday, July 10, 2019 —- Cassanova 504

This day was just added to Kristin’s schedule, so you may not find these sessions posted everywhere! Spread the word! This will be a great day in her room!

8:30- 9:45 | Move It! Shake It! Manipulate It!

10:15- 11:30 | Taking the “Numb” Out of Number Sense with Fluency-Building Activities

1:00- 2:15 | Building Perseverance:  Let’s Play a Math Game!

2:45-4:00 | Geometry All Around Us

Thursday, July 11, 2019 —- Room Murano 3205

8:30-9:45 | The Language of Math for Students Who Struggle

10:15-11:30 | Playing Around: Upping the Ante with Motivating Math Games

1:00-2:15 | From Good to Great: Getting the Most Out of Your Guided Math Block

2:45-4:00 | 5 Habits to Develop Mathematical Thinkers


Wednesday, July 10, 2019 —- Delfino 4105

8:30-9:45 | A Fraction A Day Will Keep The Tutor Away (Gr. 3-5)

10:15-11:30 | Daily Number Talks: Let’s Do This (Gr. 1-5)

1:00-2:15 | Math Interventions: Maximizing Time & Making It Work(Gr. 3-5)

2:45-4:00 | Seeing Is Believing: Visuals That Connect Fractions, Decimals, and Percentages (Gr. 4-6)

Friday, July 12, 2019 —- Lando 4205

8:30-9:45 | Rub A Dub Dub, Let’s Do Some Math Tubs (Gr. K-5)

10:15-11:30 | Differentiating Your Math Games (Gr. K-5)

What session/s are you looking forward to the most? Leave your pick in the comments below.

3 thoughts on “What happens in Vegas, should NOT stay in Vegas!”

  1. Looks like a great week full of great sessions. And…you’re right…we want those ideas to leave Vegas and be spread around! I always enjoyed presenting but also loved talking with participating and learning new ideas myself.

    1. Thank you so very much! That means more than you know. Please let Kristin or I know if we can help you in any way. We had a long talk today about how to better help teachers throughout the year in a better, more meaningful manner. Stay tuned!

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