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Nov. 7, 2018
Dr. Jennifer Wall, an associate professor of mathematics and statistics at Northwest Missouri State University, was Program Committee chair of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics’ (NCTM) Regional Conference and Exposition Nov. 1-3 in Kansas City, Missouri.
The conference featured a variety of workshops and sessions and drew 1,815 teachers, administrators, instructional coaches, researchers and other educators with a focus on implementing project- or problem-based learning and innovative teaching approaches, among other topics. Attendees traveled from as far away as Canada and France and also included teachers representing Northwest and its Horace Mann Laboratory School.
As the program chair, Wall worked with committee members to review nearly 400 proposals and select the 227 presentations that comprised the conference. Dr. Christine Darden, who worked for 40 years as a computer and aerospace engineer at NASA, delivered the opening session.
NCTM is dedicated to supporting and improving mathematics teaching and learning at all levels. It strives to connect the larger mathematics community, provide access to and freely share high-quality resources, actively seek high-quality professional learning and development, and advocate for mathematics education policy that promotes equity.
Wall joined the Northwest faculty in 2005 and specializes in mathematics teacher preparation. She earned her Ph.D. in mathematics education at the University of Missouri-Kansas City. She also has master’s and bachelor’s degrees in mathematics education and a bachelor’s degree in Spanish, all from Northwest.
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