NWO Symposium

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Saturday, November 18, 2017

8:45 AM - 3:00 PM

Olscamp Hall
Bowling Green State University


Click here to view the 2017 Symposium Program!


2017 Keynote - Dr. Gabriel Matney
BGSU, Associate Professor
College of Education & Human Development

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Gabriel Matney taught middle and high school mathematics for five years. He began his teaching career in the rural schools and then was given an opportunity to create a mathematics program at an inner-city school for the state’s largest district. During this time he creatively energized the mathematics curriculum of the school with connections among STEM topics. These efforts led to engaged and successful learning by his students and earned him the District’s Teacher of the Year award. After his teaching career Gabriel earned his Masters of Science in Mathematics and his Ph.D. in Mathematics Education. He is currently an Associate Professor of Mathematics Education for Bowling Green State University in the College of Education and Human Development and serves as Vice-President for the Ohio Council of Teachers of Mathematics and Vice-President of Publications for the Research Council on Mathematics Learning.

In his sixth year at BGSU, Dr. Matney has actively worked on 16 successfully funded grants that are designed to help in-service teachers create dynamic and minds-on classrooms that improve the learning of their students. His research centers on improving professional development for teachers and the development of preservice teachers as professionals. In addition to his grant work with teachers in northwest Ohio he has given more than 74 workshops across the United States, Thailand, South Korea, and Japan. He has 24 peer-reviewed research publications and 47 peer-reviewed research presentations. Additionally he has received scholarly grants to be a visiting Mathematics Education Professor for Khon Kaen University in Thailand and a Keynote speaker for the APEC-Tsukuba Conference in Japan.


conference agenda

Registration Open: 8:00 – 8:45 AM
Block A Sessions: 9:00 – 9:50 AM
Block B Sessions: 10:00 – 10:50 AM
Block C Sessions: 11:00 – 11:50 AM
Lunch & Keynote Presentation: 12:00 – 1:30 PM
Block D Sessions: 1:45 – 2:35 PM
Closing/Raffle: 2:40 – 3:00 PM

History of NWO Symposium

The symposium is sponsored by the Northwest Ohio Center of Excellence in Science and Mathematics Education (NWO) and its partners throughout the region. This event offers a valuable opportunity for P-16 educators to share and learn from one another in our common effort to advance science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education for people of all ages.

Last year we had more than 500 attendees at this event, including in-service and pre-service teachers, higher education faculty, graduate and undergraduate students, and business and community partners participating in more than 60 sessions. We are expecting even greater numbers this year.

Dr. Bob Midden,
NWO Director

2017 NWO Symposium Strands

1. STEM in the Community: Thinking Outside the Classroom
2. Putting Creativity to Work: Teaching STEM With Innovation
3. Integrating Technology in the Classroom
4. Teaching and Learning in SCIENCE
5. Teaching and Learning in MATHEMATICS
6. Teaching and Learning in ENGINEERING

All resources from the 2016 NWO Symposium can be found on the 2016 Archive page