W.I.U. Mini-Conference on Secondary Mathematics Teaching

Thursday, November 16, 2017

5 - 8 p.m.

WIU Quad Cities Campus

Mini-Conference on Secondary Math Teaching

This mini-conference is held in Macomb on even years and in the Quad Cities in odd years.

Fourth Annual Mini-Conference (2017)

The Mathematics Department at Western Illinois University is holding a Mini-Conference on Secondary Mathematics Teaching Thursday, November 16, from 5-8 p.m. in Moline, IL on the W.I.U.-Quad Cities campus.  This mini-conference is intended for grade 7-12 mathematics teachers.  The cost for the conference will be $10 per person, and a light meal will be included. 

This is intended to be an enjoyable evening of sharing and connecting with other professionals, without the challenges of missing school, substitutes, and long distance travel.

Cost is $10. A light meal will be provided.

Location/Rooms at the WIU-Quad Cities Riverfront Campus

Check-in will be 4:30-5:00 p.m. in Room 2222 at the WIU Quad Cities Complex. (3300 River Drive, Moline, IL.)

Parking: You may park in the Public Parking Lot on the north side of River Drive (map). You may also obtain a guest parking permit to park on the WIU-QC campus. See QC Parking info for details.

The sessions themselves, beginning at 5 p.m. The Mini-Conference will conclude at 8 p.m.


Click here for the Registration form. Register via US-Mail or E-mail to:
Jim Olsen
WIU Department of Mathematics and Philosophy
1 University Drive
Macomb, IL 61455

E-mail JR-Olsen@wiu.edu ~ Phone: 309-298-2317

"Last day" registration: Register by email or phone by 10:00 am on Thursday, November 16, and pay at the door, and you get a box lunch.
"Last minute" registration: Walk-ins to the mini-conference on Thursday, November 16, and pay at the door, will be accepted (but you won't get a box lunch).

2017 Three Sessions & Schedule

Professional Development Credit

We will be awarding 2.5 hours of Professional Development Credit for this mini-conference.


Please help us spread the word about this mini-conference by sharing this flier.

We are looking for speakers for next year

We have our speakers for this year, but we are always looking for speakers for next year. On the even years the Mini-Conference is held in Macomb. In odd years, it is in the Quad Cities. We are looking for speakers to speak on topics of interest to grade 7-12 teachers. If you would like to speak, or know of a speaker, contact Jim Olsen (JR-Olsen@wiu.edu) or Bob Mann (RR-Mann@wiu.edu).

This event is organized by Jim Olsen and Bob Mann.
This event is partially funded by the WCCTM [West Central Council of Teaachers of Mathematics]. In years 1 and 2, this event was partially funded by a Title II Teacher Quality-Leadership/Race To The Top Grant, received from the ISBE by Drs. Olsen and Mann of the WIU Math Department. The miniconference began in November of 2014.
Our plan for the future is to hold it in Macomb on the even years and in the Quad Cities in the odd years.
This event does not replace our full conference, which will be held on April 13, 2018. Plan to attend the Annual Western Illinois University Mathematics Teachers Conference, April 13, 2018.

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