Research in Mathematics Education

2019 Research-to-Practice Conference

    Location & Date

    Southern Methodist University

    A nationally ranked private university with seven degree-granting schools, SMU is a distinguished center for teaching and research located near the heart of Dallas.

    Friday, February 8, 2019


    Hughes-Trigg Building Map

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    Keynote Speaker

    Can't make it to the conference this year?

    Check out our live stream below and tune in at 11:05AM and 2:30PM for sessions from two of our speakers.


    What Participants are Saying

  • So many great ideas and I'm excited to use them in my classroom to increase confidence and better math skills. 
  • Everything was very organized. I received a wealth of information that I can immediately return to my campus to incorporate in my professional sessions with my teachers.
  • I really enjoyed the session on performance tasks. I know I can implement them in my classroom next week and I have a better understanding of how to utilize them. Overall this was the BEST conference or training I have been to. 
  • I took something meaningful from every session! I especially loved the healthy balance between high-level, research based ideas and things I could copy and take to my classrooms the next day. 



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7:30 a.m.

Registration & Breakfast


Location: Hughes-Trigg Ballroom

8:15 a.m.

Welcome to the Conference


Location: Theater

8:30 a.m.

Opening Panel: Disrupting Inequities in Mathematics Education


Sagar Desai, Chief Operating Officer, The Commit Partnership

Martha Bujanda, Principal, Thomas C. Marsh Preparatory Academy

Markita Tillman, Teacher, Billy E. Dade Middle School

9:30 a.m.

Morning Break & Poster Presentations

9:45 a.m.

Breakout Sessions

Access Granted: Shifting Classroom Assessments to Support Student Achievement in Mathematics

Sharri C. Zachary, Elisha M. Pease Elementary, Principal

Natalie Richards, Assistant Principal; Danielle Tillis, Instructional Coach

Intensifying Instruction in Mathematics for Students at Risk 


Erica Lembke, University of Missouri, Department Chair & Professor of Special Education

"She Slept 'Where' Last Night?" Poverty and Homelessness in Our Mathematical Classroom


Alexandra Pavlakis, Southern Methodist University, Assistant Professor

11:05 a.m.

Mid-day Session: Social Emotional Learning

Dara Rossi, Southern Methodist University, Clinical Associate Professor 

12:05 p.m.

Lunch and RME Impact Awards Presentation

1:00 p.m.

Breakout Sessions
Mathematical Mindsets for Gifted Students


Ann Batenburg, Southern Methodist University, Clinical Associate Professor;

Annie Garrison Wilhelm, Southern Methodist University, Assistant Professor

Teaching Math Word Problems to English Learners : Challenges and Opportunities


Candace Walkington, Southern Methodist University, Associate Professor;

Doris Baker, Southern Methodist University, Associate Professor

How to Help At-Risk Learners Get "On Track" for Mathematics Success


Christian Doabler, University of Texas, Assistant Professor, Department of Special Education

2:15 p.m.

Afternoon Break 

2:30 p.m.

Keynote: Connecting Social Emotional Learning to Position Students as Mathematically Competent


Robert Q. Berry, III, National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, President

3:00 p.m.

Wrap-up & Prize Drawing

Location: Theater

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