Tonya Sides TAGT Experience
I really enjoyed the TAGT conference in November. I was able to get a lot of good quality information to bring back and use in my classroom. My best day was Wednesday (full day session focusing strictly on math). I was able to gain so much knowledge an insight on how students think about math, and how their brains process / understand information. This session made me think about math in new and different ways. The presenter also introduced new and interesting games / brain teasers to use with my students. We examined certain questions that students have difficulty solving, even at the high school level. This was interesting to me, b/c the concepts are things that are introduced in middle school.
I was disappointed when 2-3 of the sessions I planned to attend were canceled. Unfortunately, the back-up sessions I had to choose did not meet my expectations. I had hoped that the convention center would have WIFI, so I could get online and access information about the conference and see other teachers’ postings about great things they were experiencing, but was again let down when I asked a volunteer and they told me there was no internet access in the building, but I could possibly get access in a near by hotel.
Overall, the experience was good and I would go again if I get the opportunity. Thanks CGA for sponsoring me.