On August 3 and 4, over 350 mathematics educators, teacher educators, mathematicians, and students converged on Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, USA for the 4th Annual North American GeoGebra Conference. This is the third year in a row the GeoGebra Institute of Ohio has hosted a free summer conference (Midwest Regional GeoGebra Conference), and the first year for hosting the North American Conference.
Attendees came from across North America and as far away as New Zealand. The conference featured over 50 content-based sessions. In addition to the content sessions, participants who were interested in learning how to use GeoGebra could have attended a 2-day “Newbie” workshop. Participants could also have attended a day-long strand on Digital Ethics, featuring sessions on privacy rights, ethics of digital games, and other digital issues.
The conference was opened by Keynote speaker John Golden from Grand Valley State University. Slides from John’s presentation – Teaching for Creativity – can be downloaded at http://bit.ly/goldenggb13. You can follow John on Twitter @mathhombre.
In addition to the host GeoGebra Institute of Ohio, four other North American Institutes were represented at the conference:
- GeoGebra Institute of Maine (James Quinlan)
- GeoGebra Institute of Minnesota (Dave Pugh)
- GeoGebra Institute of Central Florida (Janet Andreasen, Erhan Selcuk Haciomeroglu, and Maria Capursi)
- GeoGebra Institute of South Florida (Ed Knote)
- GeoGebra Institute of Canada (Geoff Roulet and Jill Lazarus)
You can view session handouts at https://sites.google.com/site/ggbmidwest2013/home/session-handouts
and the conference website at https://sites.google.com/site/ggbmidwest2013/.