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Welcome to the 2015 MidSchoolMath National Conference!
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Friday, February 27 • 11:15am - 12:30pm
Branding your Class: Engage your Students by Sharing your Passion! FILLING

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At last year’s conference, Terry Norcross was introduced to the concept of “branding” himself as a teacher and became inspired to bring his love of bicycles and motorcycles into the classroom. He now uses hands-on experiences, working with manipulatives such as working engines (standard and metric), wheels, nuts and bolts, chains, pistons and gas tanks, to make math real to his students.

In this session, Terry will share how he developed and implemented his “branding” effort, then help you develop a plan to “brand” your classroom to increase student engagement and deepen learning.  You’ll discuss logistics and considerations, get first-hand input on how to overcome potential obstacles, and discuss the successes and milestones awaiting teachers who choose to share their passions with students to highlight how math can be found, and impacts, everyday life.


Presenters
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Terry Norcross

6-8 Math Teacher, Albuquerque School of Excellence
Terry first had the opportunity to teach as a Marine officer in 1991. Following a career in fine art and illustration, he returned to teaching and is now in his third year of instructing 6-8th graders at Albuquerque School of Excellence in Albuquerque, NM. Terry brings his love of bicycles and motorcycles into his middle school classroom and he wants to encourage you to share your passions with your students as well.


Friday February 27, 2015 11:15am - 12:30pm
Coronado Santa Fe Community Convention Center