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Welcome to the 2019 CPM National Teacher Conference!

We are hosting 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 will see, hear, do, and learn 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 that you enjoy your time in the beautiful San Francisco area and leave energized to continue empowering your students. We hope to see you next year!


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Continuing Education Credit for Attending the Conference

You may earn one continuing education unit (not academic credit) through Fresno Pacific University for attending the conference. In order to be eligible for this credit you must:

  • Register and pay $75 through Fresno Pacific University

  • Sign-in each morning: Solano Room in the Embassy Suites or the Reflection Foyer at the Hilton.

  • Attend a session during each of the time periods,  including the Keynote (Saturday morning) and the Ignite Session (Sunday afternoon). 

  • Submit Session Feedback Forms for all of the sessions that you attend.

  • Submit a Conference Feedback Form at the end of the Ignite session.

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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.


Heather Penk

Regional Coordinator (SLO, SB, Ventura Counties), CPM Educational Program

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Misty Nikula

Teacher Leader/Coach, 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. I live in Portland, OR.

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

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