VCMS Fall Meeting 2022
Thursday, October 13 - Friday, October 14
Keynote Speaker: Kevin Dykema
Moving from Math by Memorizing to Math by Understanding
We must ensure that each and every student receives a high quality mathematics education that promotes reasoning throughout the grades. Explore how the 8 Standards for Mathematical Practice along with productive struggle can be utilized to help promote this deep reasoning. Engage in tasks and activities to illustrate how to effectively integrate these into the classroom. Examine our role as leaders in helping teacher implement the necessary changes to better meet the needs of each and every student.
Kevin Dykema, NCTM President-Elect
Kevin Dykema is President of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM), an international mathematics education organization with more than 30,000 members. He has taught 8th grade mathematics for over 25 years and is currently at Mattawan Middle School in southwest Michigan.
Dykema is a frequent speaker before mathematics education audiences and has co-authored Productive Math Struggle,published by Corwin. He has also written several articles for Mathematics Teacher: Learning and Teaching PK-12. Dykema loves working with others to help improve mathematics education for each and every student.
Kevin Dykema received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Calvin University with a major in mathematics and he earned a secondary mathematics certification. He earned a Master of Arts in Mathematics Education from Western Michigan University, where he has also taught courses for preservice teachers. He received an Alumni Achievement Award from Western Michigan University in 2019.