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

Mini-Conference on Secondary Math Teaching

The fall Mini-Conference is currently on hold.

We are resuming our Annual Western Illinois University Mathematics Teachers' Conference in spring 2023. The date is April 14, 2023.

Past information on this confernce is below.

The pandemic caused us to discontinue the mini-conference

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

2019 Mini-Conference will be November 21 in the Quad Cities

The Mathematics and Philosophy Department at Western Illinois University is holding a Mini-Conference on Secondary Mathematics Teaching Thursday, November 21, 2019 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 CitiesCampus

Check-in will be 4:30-5:00 p.m. in 2222

Parking: Parking is free after 4:30 pm. The west parking lot is recommended, because we will be in the "Quad Cities Complex." Map.

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


Three Options for Registration:

  1. Online form: http://bit.ly/WIU-mini-conf-2019
  2. Email: Fill out this form and E-mail to: JR-Olsen@wiu.edu ~ Phone: 309-298-2317
  3. US-Mail: Fill out this form and mail to:

Jim Olsen
WIU Department of Mathematics and Philosophy
1 University Drive
Macomb, IL 61455

"Last day" registration: Register by email or phone by 10:00 am on Thursday, November 21, and pay at the door, and you get a box lunch.
"Last minute" registration: Walk-ins to the mini-conference on Thursday, November 21, and pay at the door, will be accepted (but you won't get a box lunch).

2019 Sessions & Time Schedule

Registration and Check-in in Room 2222, 4:30-5:00 pm.

Professional Development Credit

We will be awarding 2.5 hours of Professional Development Credit for this mini-conference.
Attendees: Please fill out Both Forms:


2019 Flier - Please help us spread the word about this mini-conference by sharing this flier.

We are looking for speakers

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. (The Mini-Conference for 2018 was not held.)
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 is held each spring. Plan to attend the Annual Western Illinois University Mathematics Teachers Conference.

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