Planning for Math 2.0* "Unplugged" Conference

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Math 2.0 Interest Group 11 11 2009 Meeting Chat Only
From: Note from Conference Organizer - Ihor Charischak
Date: Wednesday, November 11, 2009 (9:00pm EST)
Location: Elluminate Webinar. Click here

About the event
Hello Colleagues,

As we move closer to the end of 2009 I plan to increase the activity and conversation around our upcoming conference (date to be determined.) Tonight will be the kickoff to this initiative. In the past I've organized more "traditional" conferences and events but a virtual one is a first for me. And since I'm a relative newcomer to the world of Web 2.0 I'll need your help.

So here is a rough outline of what I plan to do during our "planning" meeting in Elluminate on Wednesday, November 11, 2009 at 9pm EST.

I'll start with an overview of my current thinking as to the vision (theme?) of this conference and why I'm inspired by what can be accomplished. Also I have a list of what I consider principles of Math 2.0. Then we will follow with a discussion of important talking points.

Items to discuss:
  • Purpose of conference. What would you like to see happen at this conference?
  • Should we have sponsors? At the FETC virtual conference in October '09 they had groups & vendors act as "sponsors". This sounds like a good idea. Some suggested sponsors for Math 2.0* Unplugged might be Mathplayground , Mathfuture and CLIME. How would this work?
  • Sessions. In order to keep a lid on topics I thought it might be useful. For example, the sharing of interesting examples of Math 2.0 in action. (Here's a couple of quick examples posted by Erin Schultz that I liked.)
  • NCTM. I'm planning to have a CLIME booth in the vendor area at the annual meeting of NCTM. It's main goal will be to promote Math 2.0. What can we do at the booth that will get math educators who are not familiar with Web 2.0 uses in math ed (and most likely do not have a Twitter account) to get inspired by it?
  • ...........

Please feel free to add more items to this list. Just add it to the list above and include your name Your input is most appreciated.

If you would like to be a presenter at the conference let us know. Include a contact email address and/or url with your comment.

I look forward to seeing you Wednesday night at 9pm EST. I'll be there by 8:30 so feel free to come early to make sure you are familiar with how to use the various Elluminate tools.

Best wishes,

This event is a part of the ongoing Math 2.0 interest group conversation series. Always-discussed topics:
  • principles of Math 2.0 teaching and learning
  • networks and communities creating social math objects
  • platforms for remote communication of this interest group
  • our projects and collaboration
  • publishing efforts and bibliography


Ihor Charischak

Ihor_mmi2.jpgA career mathematics educator Ihor retired from Stevens Institute of Technology in October, 2007 and continues to pursue his passion of firing up teachers imaginations about how learning and teaching math with technology can be interesting, useful and empowering. At Stevens Ihor led projects dealing with technology applications in mathematics education at the Center for Innovation in Engineering & Science Education (CIESE) at Stevens since 1990. He has more than 35 years experience as a classroom teacher and teacher educator. He helped found the Council for Technology in Mathematics Education (CLIME) in 1988 which is an affiliate of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM), and has been active member on their technology committees. He participated on the Editorial Panel for the NCTM 2005 Yearbook on technology and mathematics. At CIESE he last managed a professional development project in Elizabeth, NJ where he worked with eleven middle schools to help strengthen teacher content knowledge and pedagogy as well as help them align their textbook lessons with more engaging, technology based activities and projects. You can find out more about his current adventures at his website: and his role as president of CLIME at My Twitter is: @Climeguy See his CLIME blog for updates.

*To find more about "What is Math 2.0?" read this blog entry .