2019 CPM Teacher Conference!

We host this conference as an investment in the most important educational resource that America has—the classroom teacher. We are honored that you chose to join us. It is our hope that what you saw, heard, did, and learned at this conference will leave you motivated and inspired to continue the pursuit of mathematics with your students and colleagues.

We extend a thank you to those who were willing to present their ideas and strategies with their colleagues. We hope you enjoyed your time in the beautiful San Francisco area and left energized to continue empowering your students. We hope to see you next year!

Consider speaking at the 2020 CPM Teacher Conference: February 22 & 23, 2020
Share your experience and the lessons you have learned teaching students how to reason, solve problems, and communicate mathematically.

Speaker proposals are due by May 15, 2019.

As lead speaker, you will receive one complimentary registration and a conference grant to help defray the cost of the conference. The amount of the conference grant has yet to be determined.


Join the conversation! Use the app to tweet and share the sessions you are attending or presenting. Twitter: @CPMmath, #CPMSF19, #CPMmath, #MoreMath; Facebook: @CPMEducationalProgram

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Saturday, February 23 • 10:05am - 11:20am
Why Identifying the Mathematical Goal is the Most Important Practice

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Of the eight NCTM Principles to Action Practices, why is the first one, Identifying the Mathematical Goal, the most important? Having a clear understanding of the mathematical goal of a lesson is essential for planning around any of the other seven practices. Want to improve Purposeful Questioning? What is the Mathematical Goal? Want to help students with Productive Struggle? What is the Mathematical Goal? Gain a deeper understanding of CPM storylines and how to use them from one of the writers.

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Heather Penk

Regional Coordinator (San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara Counties), CPM Educational Program
I am a high school math teacher who has taught everything from PreAlgebra to AP Statistics.

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Misty Nikula

Professional Learning Program Manager, CPM Educational Program
I taught Middle School math and science for 15 years in Bellingham, WA. Now I teach math teachers - facilitating workshops and coaching for CPM and work as the Program Manager for the Professional Learning Department. I am the Program Chair for the CPM Teacher Conference and I live... Read More →

Saturday February 23, 2019 10:05am - 11:20am PST
Prism; Hilton 600 Airport Blvd., Burlingame, CA 94010