PCTM 2022
Annual Conference

July 20-22, 2022


Featuring the following Keynote Speakers

Sara VanDerWerf

Crystal Watson

Bobson Wong

From the PCTM President

Welcome to the PCTM annual conference!

There is joy in the air this year because we are finally back in person. Not since 2019 have we all been in the same place for a face-to-face event, and this one should be worth the wait. Why is it so exciting? Let me briefly share a Q-and-A session I recently had with myself:

  1. Has a PCTM conference ever assembled this many NCTM Presidents/former Presidents in one room? (Not that I know of. Check out our pre-conference event July 20th.)

  1. Have we ever infused our conference with more energy from IGNITE speakers? (Doubtful. Feel the power on July 21st.)

  1. Have we ever featured a live debate about math teaching? (Not that I can remember. Stop in on July 22nd to check it out.)

  1. Have we ever had such an authentic Trivia Night for all to participate in? (Yes, but it’s fun, so we’re doing it again --- please participate on Thursday evening!)

All these things, plus wonderful keynote speakers and our usual treasure trove of other professionals sharing ideas that will benefit us and our students. Yet the top story is probably our being back together in person. Have we ever been so eager to gather without needing virtual-meeting technology? (Probably not, since most of us used to take it for granted that meetings happen in person.)

So welcome back --- or just welcome if it’s your first time at PCTM. I’m glad you’re here. Our conference always gets teachers charged up for the new school year. I’ll stop writing now so that you can get back to meeting friends and colleagues --- in person!

Dave Kennedy

PCTM President

From the Conference Chair

Mathletes, welcome to the 2022 PCTM Annual Conference!

We are excited you have joined us back in-person, after being away for 2 years!

Here are a few tips and reminders to make the MOST out of your conference experience:

How to Make the Most Out of a Conference

1. Building your math community (networking)

a. Bring a colleague with you

b. Connect with others in your sessions (emails and Twitter)

c. When you walk into a session, find a table to sit at where

others are already sitting. 

d. Go to the social events

2. Be picky - Choose sessions that will push your learning.

a. Go to sessions where you know the presenter's name

so you can dive deeper into their content

b. Don't just read titles, but also read descriptions

of the sessions

3. Check out the goods - Hit up the exhibitors area

4. Learn one new thing that you can implement

a. Not just from the conference, but from each

session you attend

5. Access the free learning online

a. Podcasts

b. #mtbos

c. Social media

In conclusion, we know how tough these past few years has been and realize and acknowledge

that it took a toll on all of us. If you want to learn how to continue to address and progress equity

in mathematics, learn about effective culturally relevant pedagogy and instructional routines, and

also build your networking circle, may PCTM be your door to access all of this! If you want to join

in learning alongside your fellow math educators, may we be your nexus. If you feel that your

educator flame may be a little dimmer, may we help re-ignite your passion for teaching mathematics!

Spread the joy in math,

Rob Baier,

Conference & Registration Chair


4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

NCTM Presidents: Past, Present and Future Dinner and Learn Roundtable Discussion

Location: Ballroom A (Gettysburg), Ballroom B (Carlisle), Ballroom C (Lebanon/York)

PCTM Pre-Conference with Three NCTM Presidents

Dr. Diane Briars

NCTM President 2014-2016

Dr. Trena Wilkerson

NCTM President 2020-2022

Kevin Dykema

NCTM President 2022-Present


8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.

IGNITE and PCTM Awards

Location: Ballroom A (Gettysburg), Ballroom B (Carlisle), Ballroom C (Lebanon/York)

FRIDAY, JULY 22, 2022

8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.

Debate Math

Location: Ballroom A (Gettysburg), Ballroom B (Carlisle), Ballroom C (Lebanon/York)