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2023 Conferences (4)


This is a 6-hour conference that takes places over  November 8, 14, and 29 from 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm EST.


All Learners Network (ALN) is thrilled to partner with the Vermont Agency of Education (VT AOE) to host our virtual conference, Math for ALL!  Please join us for this virtual conference, taking place over three afternoons in November.

2023 CONFERENCE schedule

Below is the schedule for the 2023 Math for All Virtual Conference. The conference is spread over three afternoons running on November 8, 14, & 29 from 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm EST.

All sessions will take place over Zoom. Zoom links will be sent to conference registrants the day before the sessions start.




Where does math education fit in the broader scope of equity? 

The virtual conference will kick-off with a presentation and conversation all around how math education fits into the broader scope of equity.

4:35 - 5:30 SESSION 1

Building Number Sense with Dice Games 
PRESENTER:  Lily DePino 

We will discuss and play a variety of dice games that can be integrated into menu, used during transitions, or whenever there might be a spare 5 minutes.  We will explore the number sense embedded in these games and possible adaptations and extensions that can be achieved by changing the dice.

4:35 - 5:30 SESSION 2

Using Menu in Middle School 
PRESENTER: Elizabeth Kielty

The focus of this presentation is on how to structure Tier 1 instruction to allow for student choice, discourse, and small group instruction through the use of Math Menu.  



3:30 - 4:25 SESSION 1

Three instructional moves to keep your small groups engaging, challenging and fun 
PRESENTER: Tara Trudo  

More than ever, teachers are seeing the value in math menu practices that allow them the flexibility to meet with small groups of students to tackle just right learning.  After looking at formative assessments and classroom data, you have a good idea about who should be in each group.  You send students off to menu time, call your first group over…….. and now what?  Come learn about three instructional moves that move kids forward on their learning progression while also being engaging and not requiring lots of extra teacher prep time.  A great choice for any educator who meets with small groups of students! 

3:30 - 4:25 SESSION 2

IEP Goal Writing using High Leverage Concepts 
PRESENTER: Kate Hughes

This session will focus on using the High Leverage Concepts to write effective, measurable IEP goals that support adequate yearly progress for students on IEPs. Writing grade-level aligned SMART goals is a critical task for special educators. We will focus on using the All Learners Network HLCs, assessments and progressions to make this task easier and more meaningful. We will explore how to measure growth and dig deeper into creating unique individualized goals.

4:35- 5:30 SESSION 3

Leveraging Student Discourse in Elementary Classrooms (K-4) 

How do we support productive student to student discourse throughout a math block? What does productive discourse look like, sound like and feel like? What are the benefits of student talk throughout their math experience? This workshop will explore the ways in which educators can design routines and experiences where all students are included and all students know their words and ideas are important, heard and valued in their math classroom. This workshop will also examine discourse throughout each part of the balanced math block with a specific focus around the importance of student talk when debriefing and closing the main lesson.

4:35- 5:30 SESSION 4

Using the HIGH LEVERAGE CONCEPTS to guide your coaching conversations 

This session is my opportunity to share how I can use the H-Suite in my practice as a math coach.  I’m going to share my experiences working with teachers in my district to embed formative assessment more routinely and use the HLC progressions to create targeted next steps for instruction.

DAY three


3:30 - 4:25 SESSION 1

Differentiation through Problem writing 
PRESENTER: Jonathan Bender

Do you write problems for Main Lessons and Math Menus? We will explore how problems–whether they come from you or your text–can be tailored to meet the needs of students with differing abilities.

3:30 - 4:25 SESSION 2

Rigor for ALL in the Mathematics Classroom, Let’s Take a Closer Look 
PRESENTER:  Kaaren Meyer

Rigor has been defined in the math classroom as challenging opportunities for high achieving students. Come and let’s explore how the National Council Teachers of Mathematics has redefined rigor to include enriching opportunities for all students in the math classroom through equal parts  of conceptual understanding, procedural skills and fluency, and application.

4:35- 5:30 SESSION 3

Building Student Ownership and Thinking in the Classroom 
PRESENTER: Cynthia Teague 

This session explores the work done by Peter Liljedahl as described in his book, Building Thinking Classrooms.  His work guides us in investigating actionable steps in the classroom to improve students’ ability to think deeply about mathematics and move toward improved student ownership. 

4:35- 5:30 SESSION 4

Calendar and Card Tricks - Great for Number Talks and Menu Items 
PRESENTERS:  Dorothy Sacca & Erin Oliver

In this workshop, you will learn how to use calendar tricks and card tricks to engage students in number talks and/or menu. We will present several tricks and then discuss the math behind each. We will model how you can use these as number talks or menu items to get your students thinking about math. We will share ways to modify the tricks so that all your learners will be able to share in the math conversation and fun. Make sure to have a deck of cards at your work space.
This workshop is appropriate for  those working with grades 6-9.