Symposium Schedule

Program Schedule

Pre-Symposium Professional Development Day for Teachers

Wednesday April 26, 2023

  • 1:00 pm-3:30 pm – PD Day Workshops – Session 1
  • 3:30 pm-4:00 pm – Coffee Break
  • 4:00 pm-6:30 pm – PD Day Workshops – Session 2
    Participants may register for either or both via the website.

Symposium Day 1

Thursday April 27, 2023

  • 12:00 pm – Registration + Coffee + Light Lunch
  • 2:00 pm-3:00 pm – Introduction and Formation of Working Groups
  • 3:15 pm-5:15 pm – Working Group Work
  • 5:15 pm-7:00 pm – Dinner
  • 7:00 pm-9:00 pm – Keynote: Andrea diSessa + Reaction + Q&A
  • 9:00 pm – Reception

Symposium Day 2

Friday April 28, 2023

  • 8:30 am – Registration
  • 9:00 am-10:30 am – Working Group Work
  • 10:30 am-11:00 am – Coffee Break
  • 11:00 am-1:00 pm – Theory-Focused Panel Discussion*: How do computational thinking and mathematical thinking interact (in terms of knowledge, ways of thinking, and competencies)?
  • 1:00 pm-3:00 pm – Poster/Project Display + Lunch + Coffee
  • 3:00 pm-4:30 pm – Working Group Work
  • 4:30 pm-5:00 pm – Coffee Break
  • 5:00 pm-7:00 pm – Keynote: Gideon Christian + Reaction + Q&A
  • 7:00 pm – Dinner

Symposium Day 3

Saturday April 29, 2023

  • 8:45 am-9:45 am – Working Group Work
  • 10:00 am-11:30 am** – Practice-Focused Panel Discussion*: What are the challenges and opportunities of integrating coding in mathematics classrooms? Video-based perspectives from around the world.
  • 11:30 am-12:00 pm** – Reaction by Dr. Richard Noss*. Past, Present, and Future: 1980s – 2020s – 2050s
    **In-person and livestreamed in collaboration with the Fields MathEd Forum April 2023 meeting.
  • 12:00 pm-1:00 pm – Quick Lunch
  • 1:00 pm-2:00 pm– Working Group Work-Preparation for the report
  • 2:15 pm-3:30 pm – Working Group Reports and Discussion
  • 3:30 pm – End
  • 4:00 pm – Optional Tour to Niagara Falls, departure from Brock (visit on the boat or behind the Falls, walk around, dinner with direct view on the Falls and fireworks, and return to hotels)

*Some panelists may be presenting virtually.