39th Annual Meeting
Community Colleges: Beacons for Success
North Shore Community College will be hosting the spring 2013 NEMATYC Conference, at the Danvers, Massachusetts campus on April 5 and 6. The preliminary conference program is here. The success of our conference depends heavily on a variety of presentations. You undoubtedly have successful experiences and knowledge that you can pass on to other educators – please do this! In the past few years a spotlight has been focused on developmental mathematics education. Math Redesign and other innovative curriculums have been instituted at many of our New England two-year colleges. This conference will provide an opportunity to share your experiences and to learn what has worked and what has not, as we research, pilot and tweak our developmental math curriculum. In this era of self- paced and technology- based developmental math we are confronted with many questions and concerns. Of course, you are innovating and experimenting in college-level mathematics teaching as well. Flipping the classroom is just one strategy that faculty are trying. In the spirit of the philosophy of mathematics education, and as we tell our students; “we learn by doing” so please get involved and consider submitting a proposal at http://nematyc.info/PROPOSAL/
In addition to the slate of interesting, thought provoking topics, we hope you will enjoy the rich local history that surrounds the very modern campus of North Shore Community College. A block of rooms has been reserved at the DoubleTree Hotel, located just down the road from the campus. Stay the weekend and join us for our Friday night casual gathering and tour some of the local historic sites in Danvers, including the Rebecca Nurse House, just three miles from the campus as well as the world class Peabody Essex Museum and the McIntire District in neighboring Salem. You might also enjoy a scenic drive up the beautiful coastal route 127 to Gloucester and Rockport. While you are on campus we hope you take the time to check out the first state- owned Zero Net Energy Building (ZNEB) and second largest (ZNE) project in the country and also visit our new computer classroom designed exclusively for our newly redesigned developmental math courses.