Dear PME-NA Members,
We are proud to invite you to attend the thirty-ninth Annual Conference of the North American Chapter of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education (PME-NA) in Indianapolis, Indiana on October 5-8, 2017. For the first time, the conference is being planned by a state affiliate of a mathematics education professional organization, Hoosier Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators (HAMTE), resulting in a local organizing committee of 40 faculty and graduate students from eight universities across the state planning the event. We are excited about the venue for the conference, the Crowne Plaza Indianapolis Downtown, originally built as part of America's first Union Station, with a unique blend of historic treasures and modern conveniences. The hotel is nestled in the heart of downtown Indianapolis, surrounded by great restaurants and local attractions and entertainment. We think you will be inspired by the conference theme Synergy at the Crossroads, and by the excellent group of plenary speakers, but it is you, the PME-NA community, that makes this conference great. We are most looking forward to your proposals and participation. We hope you'll join us in fall 2017 for a weekend of learning, catching up with colleagues, and building new relationships - looking forward to welcoming you in Indy!
Enrique Galindo, Indiana University
PME-NA 39 LOC Co-Chair
Jill Newton, Purdue University
PME-NA 39 LOC Co-Chair
Sheryl Stump, Ball State University
Signe Kastberg, Purdue University
HAMTE President Elect
Synergy at the Crossroads: Future Directions for Theory, Research, and Practice
The metaphor of crossroads is inspired by the conference venue —the historic Indianapolis Union Station, as well as by the State motto, a reference to how Indiana is connected to the rest of the United States. PME-NA 39 will encourage research presentations, discussion, and reflection focusing on four driving questions connecting to the metaphor of crossroads: 1) What have we learned from the routes we have traversed, what are potential routes for mathematics education research in the future, and what considerations are relevant as we make choices about future directions in mathematics education? 2) How do we address issues of access and equity within mathematics education today? 3) How can we lay the groundwork for future crossroads or intersections between theory, research, and practice? and 4) What barriers within research traditions, educational policy, and teaching practice impede researchers', students' and teachers' success and how can we work to overcome these barriers?
The International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education (PME) is an autonomous body, governed as provided for in the constitution. It is an official subgroup of the International Commission for Mathematical Instruction (ICMI) and came into existence at the Third International Congress on Mathematics Education (ICME3) held in Karlsruhe, Germany in 1976. The North American Chapter of the PME (PME-NA) is affiliated with PME and shares the same major goals as PME.
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