Mathematics Summit Planned March 3 in Oklahoma City


A mathematics summit for key stakeholders and leaders interested in improving Oklahoma mathematics instruction and student performance will be held Saturday, March 3, in Oklahoma City.

The KESAM Oklahoma K-8 Mathematics Summit will be held from 10 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. at the Oklahoma History Center Chesapeake Room.

Dr. John Woods, director of Kindergarten through Eighth Scholars Appreciating Mathematics (KESAM) and Southwestern Oklahoma State University mathematics professor emeritus, said the public is invited to take a brief look at K-8 professional development in mathematics that is having a significant impact on teachers, students and school districts across Oklahoma. There will be an opportunity to discuss needs, barriers and low cost solutions to many of the problems in student mathematics performance statewide.

KESAM has been developed through the continuing support of the United States Department of Education, the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education, SWOSU, Northeastern A & M, Carl Albert State College and over 100 public schools across Oklahoma. The summit will include 90 teachers from around Oklahoma and they will have sessions from 8:30 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. that day. Woods said the best time for state leaders and others interested in the program will be 10 a.m. until 12:30 p.m.

SWOSU President Randy Beutler will give the welcome and introductions and typical KESAM work sessions will be held at approximately 10:15. This will be followed by K-8 teachers reporting on recent experiences and a question/answer session.

Reservations are required. For more information, contact Woods at 580.28.1383.