Tuesday, August 15, 2017

2017 Conference Agenda

Fall 2017 IMATYC Conference Agenda

Iowa Western Community College - Council Bluffs, Iowa

8:15 - 8:45       Registration/Breakfast               Student Center (STC)
                                                                            Reiver Room

8:45 - 9:00       Introduction and Welcome         Student Center (STC)
                         IWCC President,                        Reiver Room
                         Dr. Dan Kinney

9:00 - 10:15     Keynote:                                     Student Center (STC)
                                                                            Reiver Room

                         "Innovations in Math Pathways in a Large System"         
                         Presenters: Becky Moening and Saundra Kay King
10:15 - 10:30   Break                                           Student Center (STC)
                                                                             Reiver Room

10:30 - 12:00   Pathways Round Table                Student Center (STC)
                                                                             Reiver Room
12:00 - 1:30     Lunch and Business Meeting      Student Center (STC)
                                                                             Reiver Room

1:30 - 2:30       Break-Out Sessions                     Kinney Hall (KNY)
  •               Publishing company demonstrations
  •               "Creating Accessible Documents using StackEdit" -Paul Miller, IWCC
  •               Networking Round Table: ALEKS PPL, LMS Integration, etc.
2:30 - 2:45       Break

2:45 - 3:30      Campus Tour and Program Showcase

Presenter Bios:

Becky Moening is the Assistant Department Chair at the Warsaw campus of Ivy Tech Community College in Warsaw, IN. She oversees the Mathematics department while serving on statewide committees for Quantitative Reasoning and Mathematical Principles, the two courses within the co-requisite model at Ivy Tech. Becky completed her doctorate in Educational Leadership from Ball State University with a research focus on the co-requisite model in a large community college system. Becky has presented at a number of conferences, including: ICTCM, AMATYC, 2016 Texas Pathways Institute, and the 2017 CSU Mathematics Summit.

Saundra Kay King is the Assistant Vice President of Remediation and Innovation at Ivy Tech Community College. Saundra has more than 27 years of higher education experience, with expertise in both academic and student affairs. She currently serves as the Assistant Vice President of Remediation and Innovation in the office of the President at Ivy Tech Community College, Indiana’s statewide community college system.  Prior to Indiana, Ms. King worked at Chattanooga State Community College and served on the Tennessee Board of Regents (TBR) Developmental Studies Task Force charged with the redesign of developmental studies at the system’s 13 community colleges and 6 college and universities. 

At Ivy Tech, Ms. King has led the statewide redesign of developmental education, worked in the development of three math pathways, and provided leadership in the development of a custom ACCUPLACER diagnostic assessment which is aligned to the three math pathways. 

2017 IMATYC Room Reservations

Hotel Group Rate Provided by SpringHill Suites by Marriott

Visit the URL below to make reservations. Rooms are $89 a night and come with complementary shuttle service to Downtown Omaha, Eppley Airport and IWCC. Make your reservation by 9/21/17 to take advantage of the group rate.

Monday, July 10, 2017

2017 IMATYC at Iowa Western Community College

Hello all!

Save the date, Friday, October 13, 2017 for IMATYC in Council Bluffs!

The full schedule, registration and hotel information will be coming soon.

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

2016 Conference Agenda

Fall 2016 Conference Agenda.
Des Moines Area Community College – West Campus

8:15-8:45      Registration and Continental Breakfast      RM 118/119E

8:45-9:00      Introduction and Welcome                          RM 118/119E

9:00-10:00    Hot Topics Discussion                                RM 118/119E
                      • Update from Regents about ALEKS
                      • Progress with a statewide initiative for ALEKS
                      • Other

10:00-10:15    Break

10:15-11:30 Panel Discussion – Online Courses               RM 118/119E
                     Dan Petrak – DMACC
                     Brent Hamilton – NIACC
                     Lori Robeson – Iowa Western
                            • What is the state of online classes in your college?
                            • What do we see as the future role of online classes?
                            • What are your policies on proctoring?
                            • Best Practices.
                            • Challenges to overcome.

11:30-12:45 Lunch and Business Meeting                         RM 118/119E

12:45-2:00 Break-Out Sessions

  • McGraw-Hill Education
  • Choosing the Right Ingredients for a Successful Interdisciplinary Research Project
  • Iowa Central Developmental Math Analytics
  • Innovations in Higher Ed Math

2:00-2:15 Break

2:15-3:00 Group Discussion – Alternative Assessment      RM 118/119E
                     Each participant is asked to bring materials relevant to alternative
                     assessment. We will break into small groups and share the different things
                     we are doing. We will close the discussion with each group sharing their
                     thoughts about what they learned.

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

2016 IMATYC Room Reservations

We have rooms blocked off at the Holiday Inn for $109
mention IMATYC. 
They will hold the block until September 30th.

6075 Mills Civic Pkwy
West Des Moines, IA 50266


Fall 2016 Conference Campus Map and Address

DMACC West Campus
5959 Grand Avenue
West Des Moines, IA 50266

“Attendees should park in the southern lot (by the pond) and enter through the main entrance. Signs will be posted to direct attendees to registration.”

West Campus Map

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Fall 2015 Conference Agenda

SPECIAL NOTE: Please bring a laptop or other device to access the internet if you choose to attend the 10:15 session on Teaching the Statistical Investigation Process with Simulation-Based Inference.

IMATYC Fall Meeting - October 9, 2015
NW Iowa Community College, Sheldon, Iowa
8:15 – 8:45
Registration and Continental Breakfast
8:45 – 9:00
Introductions and Welcome
9:00 – 10:00
Hot Topics Discussion

Come prepared to share/discuss what is happening with math education in Iowa and beyond. Topics could include placement, common core, articulation, developmental math, etc. For example, what is happening with the ALEKS pilot? What will happen now that Compass is going away?  Has anyone tried anything new to retain students in math classes or tried any new approach to developmental math? Please be prepared to share your news!
10:00 – 10:15
10:15 – 11:15
Break-Out Sessions

Teaching the Statistical Investigation Process with Simulation-Based Inference
A growing trend in teaching statistical inference is the use of simulation. I will discuss the trend, its motivation, some specific examples and recent assessment results. Please bring a laptop or other device to access the Internet for this session.
Nathan Tintle, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Statistics and Dept. Chair
Director for Research and Scholarship
Dordt College

A Mindset for Mathematics

This will be a workshop-style session that explores Carol Dweck’s landmark work with mindsets with a special focus on the implication for mathematics.  The presentation and activities are organized around three questions: 1) What is mindset theory? 2) How does it affect my students? and 3) How can I foster a growth mindset in my classroom?

Valorie Zonnefeld, Ed.D.
Assistant Professor of Mathematics
Institutional Research
Dordt College


11:15 – 12:30
Lunch and Business Meeting
12:30 – 1:30
60 Math Mistakes, Misuses, Mysteries, and Mummeries in 60 Minutes

Sue Grapevine
Karla Harris
Math Instructors
NW Iowa Community College
1:30 – 1:45
1:45 – 3:15
When Will I Ever Use This?

During this time slot, we will visit three career and technical programs to learn about the math used in those careers. Be prepared to learn about some real math applications and have some fun!