Next Steps for Effective Mathematics Transitions from High School to all Post-Secondary Options

June 8 & 9, 2023

In-Person and Online (Repeated Sessions)

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How do we shape Iowa mathematics pathways and courses to meet the needs of all 21st century students across disciplines and postsecondary options? This conference aims to evaluate current math expectations and develop recommendations for improving and implementing access to mathematics that meets the wide and varied needs of all our students. Join the conversation to help shape the future of Iowa mathematics.


  • Iowa Experts
  • National Speaker
  • Interactive Breakout Sessions

Who should attend?

Math teachers, professors, chairs and deans, principals and curriculum directors, student success staff, counselors, administrators, and other mathematics education leaders.

Conference Topics

What's the best approach to algebra for all students in the 21st century?

  • Implement broader approaches that include STEM, non-STEM, military, trades and direct to workforce
  • Provide more course options to meet students' needs
  • Identify mathematics goals for students and create pathways to achievement

Iowa Core: Access, Pathways and Expectations

  • Identify expectations for high school from other post-secondary perspectives
  • Take broader views on first year college placement
  • Shape pathways and courses to meet these varied needs and provide access to Iowa Core to all students
  • Consider the feasibility of implementation in small and rural schools and colleges

Keynote Speaker: Michael Steele

Mike is a mathematics educational researcher focused on teacher knowledge and teacher learning in secondary mathematics, a program officer at the National Science Foundation, the editor of the journal Mathematics Teacher Educator and Past President of the Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators. In addition, he has directed secondary mathematics teacher preparation programs at multiple universities and is an author of NCTM's Taking Action: Implementing Effective Mathematics Teaching Practices in Grades 6-8, The 5 Practices in Practice: Successfully Orchestrating Mathematics Discussions in Your High School Classroom and A Quiet Revolution: One District's Story of Radical Curriculum Change in Mathematics.

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Registration closes at 11:59 p.m. June 2nd. If you need to register later than that date, please email