Welcome to the 2013 Alaska Math and Science Conference information and web site.

We are excited to host this biennial event in Anchorage, Alaska, at East High School, October 18 - 20, 2013 
This event is jointly sponsored by the Alaska Council of Teachers of Mathematics and the Alaska Science Teachers Association.

The conference theme is "Changing Climates:  Tracking Trends" and our primary meeting venue is East High School.

Three thematic strands for conference sessions will be available:

    1 - Tracking Trends in the Science & Math Classrooms
    2 - Tracking Trends in Research & Climate Change
    3 - Tracking Trends in Professional Development

To the left of this page you will find navigation tabs that will direct you to more detailed information. Please check out all links of interest to you.


The Hampton Inn and Homewood Suites are accepting reservations at the conference rate through September 27th. 
See the housing information page for hotel prices and discount code.

Many Alaskan airlines are offering excellent discounts on airfare to and from the conference.
See the Airline information page for discount codes.

      2013 Keynote Speakers

               Saturday, October 19, 8:30 am -- Bill Badders, President of the National Science Teachers Association.
                                                                          Changing the Landscape: NGSS, Common Core, and You

Bill Badders

Bill Badders is president of the National Science Teachers Association. He began serving his one-year term on June 1, 2013. Badders is retired from the Cleveland Metropolitan School District (CMSD) in Cleveland, Ohio, where he was the director of the Cleveland Math and Science Partnership ... More
                                    Saturday, October 19, 11:30 am -- Matt Larson, Lincoln Public Schools, Board of Directors, NCTM
 Interpreting the Common Core State Standards to Improve Mathematics Education 

Currently the K-12 mathematics curriculum specialist for the Lincoln Public Schools and serves on the Board of Directors for the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics. Matt is a past chair of NCTM's Research Committee and was a member of NCTM's Task Force on Linking Research and Practice ... More
                                                         Saturday, October 19, 7:00 pm -- Steve Wolf, Special FX International

He uses the entertainment industry’s ability to capture and hold kid’s attention to help them master the science they'll need to solve tomorrow’s challenges ... More

                                   Sunday, October 20, 9:00 am -- Jana Harcharek

Jana Harcharek is one of three lead district administrators responsible for overseeing and directing the
North Slope Borough School District's Curriculum Alignment, Integration and Mapping effort.

Transportation Provided

There will be bus transportation to and from East High School and the conference hotels during the day. Also transportation will be provided to the evening events from the hotels and/or EHS for the Friday “Meet and Greet” and for all the field trips from East High School.