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US Math Recovery Council®
2021 National Conference

October 25 - 28, 2021

At the Heart of Math Recovery
Inspire. Empower. Energize.

Join us in Chicago Area 2021

October 25 - 28, 2021

Hyatt Lodge Hotel

Oak Brook, IL
October 25 - 28, 2021

Speakers and Activities Wanted!

Do you have something to contribute?
Are you excited to teach, learn from and collaborate with colleagues?
Do you play games and make creative activities for your students?
Would you like a discount on your conference registration fee?

A speaker knowledgable in a subject matter and successful in their own district can provide essential insights for the audience. At the heart of Math Recovery® is your message, story, and uncovered results to share with your friends and colleagues. Accepted session Lead Speakers will receive a discount code for $100 off the conference registration price.

During the Instructional Activity Showcase (IAS) presenters will demonstrate fun and creative ways to teach math activities in a round robin setting. Show a new teaching tool, share your management techniques, or model games/activities for colleagues to sample. Presenters will have their name submitted into a drawing for $100 worth Math Recovery® Educational Products.

Questions?

Contact lisaj@mathrecovery.org or petey@mathrecovery.org or call (952) 491-9856.

Make The Case To Attend

Attending the US Math Recovery® Conference provides valuable professional development opportunities to enhance your skills and help build a collegial support system. To aid in the discussion with your administrator, please feel free to utilize the Talking Points document below to support your request for conference attendance. Additionally, the second page includes a request letter which can be copied and personalized.
Download the Document

Wondering What to Expect?

Gather together with over 200 educators to connect, learn, and ignite passion with Math Recovery®!

40+ Speakers | Instructional Activity Showcase | Author Book Signing | Explore Chicago Area Activities

See video clip of last year's keynotes. The annual conference provides awareness, support and continuing education for those striving to transform numeracy education to ensure all students have access to high quality mathematics instruction.


Conference attendees and presenters gather together from across the US and other nations to learn, share, connect and build strong collegial networks of support. It is a great place to ask questions and engage in fostering the further development of mathematics instruction that meets the needs of each student.

Bring your own video clips, there will be opportunities to share with other Math Recovery members during the conference.

2021 Registration Rates

Registration is open September 2020 - October 8, 2021 (or until sold out)

Early Bird rate ends August 20, 2021

Early Bird: Full payment is due upon registration and no later than the early bird deadline on August 20, 2021, otherwise you will be charged regular rates.
Refunds: The registration fee is non-refundable after September 24, 2021. Registration can still be transferred to another person by calling (952) 491-9856 after this date.

Mini Courses
You will be required to choose your sessions at the time of registration.
Member* Non-Member**
Full Day, October 25
Includes Breakfast & Lunch
Early Bird:
$290
Regular Rate:
$325
Early Bird:
$290
Regular Rate:
$325
Half Day, October 25
AM session includes Breakfast
PM session includes Lunch
Early Bird:
$160
Regular Rate:
$195
Early Bird:
$160
Regular Rate:
$195
Conference Member* Non-Member**
Full 2-Days, October 26-27
Includes Breakfast & Lunch
Complimentary Hors d'oeuvres Reception October 27
Early Bird:
$465
Regular Rate:
$535
Early Bird:
$515
Regular Rate:
$585
Single Day, October 26 or 27
Includes Breakfast & Lunch on a single day
Early Bird:
$255
Regular Rate:
$315
Early Bird:
$305
Regular Rate:
$365
Leadership Summit Member* Non-Member**
Half Day, October 28
Certification in AVMR Champion, Fractions Champion and/or MR Leader is required.
Includes Breakfast
Early Bird:
$100
Regular Rate:
$115
Early Bird:
$150
Regular Rate:
$165

* Renewing Membership: If you are an USMRC Member and your membership will expire on or before October 25, 2021, take advantage of the member rate by renewing PRIOR to conference registration. Complete your membership payment FIRST via credit card,*** then go to the conference webpage to register. NOTE: This will extend your membership by one year past your expiration date.
** Joining Membership: If you are not currently an USMRC Member and paying your conference fees with a credit card or district PO, take advantage of the member rate by joining PRIOR to conference registration. Go to www.mathrecovery.org to create an account and complete your membership payment via credit card,*** then return to the conference webpage to register.
*** Note: USMRC is not able to accept purchase orders for membership dues when registering for the conference.
DISCOUNTS: Upon acceptance the Lead Speaker will receive a registration code for $100 off 2-day attendance or $50 off 1-day attendance. The appropriate code must be used when registering.

Travel & Logistics

October 25 - 28, 2021
Hyatt Lodge Hotel

Retreat to the secluded Oak Brook Hotel

A special group rate of $159.00 will become available in September 2020. Please check back for more information on how to reserve your room. Go to Travel FAQs below to find airport, shuttle and other transportation details.

Discover a private hideaway nestled in the heart of Oak Brook at Hyatt Lodge. Connected to our Conference Center, the hotel resides on acres of forest preserve and sits waterside to a scenic Lake. Enjoy a resort-style stay, perfect for the US Math Recovery Council® 2021 Conference.


O'Hare Int'l Airport

From O'Hare Int'l Airport (15 miles): Take I-294 South to I-88 West. Exist I-88 at 83 North (Cermak Rd)-1st exit after toll booth. At stoplight (22nd St / Cermak Rd), turn right and go two stoplights to Jorie Blvd. Turn right on Jorie Blvd to the third stoplight (Kroc Dr). Turn left. At stop sign turn left on Ronald Lane. Hotel is on left.

Midway Int'l Airport

Fly into Chicago Midway.
Distance: 15 miles
 

Metra

The Metra BNSF Line (Hinsdale Station) is located 3 miles south of the hotel. You will need a taxi to/from the train station and hotel.

Address

2815 Jorie Blvd
Oak Brook, IL 60523
Phone: 630-568-1234

Parking

Complimentary guest parking can be found adjacent to the hotel in the self-parking lot. For your convenience, we recommend pulling up to the front drive of the hotel before self-parking so staff can easily assist you with unloading luggage before you park.

FAQs

About

What is the Math Recovery® Conference?
The US Math Recovery Council® Conference is offered by the US Math Recovery Council®, a nonprofit educational agency, and its Board of Directors. The annual conference provides awareness, support and continuing education for those striving to transform numeracy education to ensure all students have access to high quality mathematics instruction. Conference attendees and presenters gather together from across the US and other nations to learn, share, connect and build strong collegial networks of support. It is a great place to ask questions and engage in fostering the further development of mathematics instruction that meets the needs of each student. Learn about the most recent research, examine Math Recovery® and Add+VantageMR® implementations, get a snap shot of the future of Math Recovery®, and connect with friends and colleagues, old and new. Whether you are an administrator, a teacher, a math coach, a teaching assistant, an undergraduate in education, or an interventionist, you will find a range of session offerings to meet your needs.
How do I ask my administrator for funding to attend?
Attending the US Math Recovery® Conference provides valuable professional development opportunities to enhance your skills and help build a collegial support system. Feel free to utilize the important Talking Points found in the Make The Case document to support your request to attend.

Together with the Make The Case document, feel free to download and customize this request letter when addressing your administrator.
Can Math Recovery® accommodate my special dietary needs?
US Math Recovery Council® takes allergies seriously and strives to offer food options to meet the dietary needs for all attendees. We work with the hosting hotel to provide safe and delicious meals in a buffet style with allergen ingredients labeled or removed. Despite taking every precaution, we cannot guarantee that menu items are free of trace amounts of allergens or meets the need for a very limited diet or life-threatening allergies. Please request all dietary needs during the registration process.
What is the dress code?
Most participants wear comfortable and casual clothing. The temperature inside the meeting rooms will be comfortable, but if you are prone to chills you may want to bring a sweater. You may also want to bring comfortable walking shoes for the many shops and restaurants in the area. Layered clothing is best for any unpredictable Fall weather. Remember to bring a jacket for evening outings.
What else is there to do besides attending the conference?
US Math Recovery Council® is planning some fun social activities outside the conference day. Return to the conference webpage frequently to see developments on the social schedule.

Discover The Area to learn about the many activities, shopping and other area interests.

Registration

What are the registration fees?
Registration fees will vary based on whether you are a member, non-member, early bird or later. Before you register, check to be sure your membership dues will be current right up to the date of the beginning of the conference. If not, renew your membership first before registering. To get the best value keep your membership up-to-date and register before the Early Bird deadline expires.

Click here to download and print a chart listing all registration rates.
Where is the group registration button?
If a group needs to pay together, please put the same PO number in the Purchase Order field during the payment section.

There is not a group button. Each individual must register him/herself while logged into their account. The registration process will automatically link to a participants account to verify certifications for specific session choices. If a third party needs to register for you, please be sure they are capable of logging into your membership account to connect your certifications and they fill in the conference attendee's information and not their own.
What is the importance of individual registration?
There are several session choices an individual may choose during the registration process that will require individual certifications. Therefore, you will need to be logged into your Math Recovery® account to connect your certifications with your conference registration. For example, if you have not attended a specific course prior to the conference or are not logged into your account, you will not have the option to choose some session choices. If a third party needs to register for you, please be sure they are capable of logging into your membership account to connect your certifications and they fill in the conference attendee's information and not their own.

If you do not have an account already, see the FAQ directed to this topic.
What if I am not a member, do not have an account, or cannot remember my password?
If you are not a Math Recovery® Member and do not have an account, you must "create" a complimentary account before registering for the conference. If you have previously taken a course or registered for past conferences and cannot remember your password, please do not create a second account. Click on the "forgot password" button and follow the instructions to reset your password.
Can I bring a guest with me included in my registration fee?
As always, we encourage that you bring colleagues and friends with you to the US Math Recovery Council® conference; however, each registered participant will need to pay a registration fee for their own attendance.
How can I get a discount on my registration fees?
Register early and maintain your membership to receive the most value.

You may also receive a discount by sharing your wealth of knowledge and talent by speaking at the conference or presenting at the Instructional Activity Showcase. Speaker/presenter proposals are available here. The deadline to submit a proposal is December 2021.

Sessions & Offerings

What can I expect at pre-conference?
Registered participants will be asked to sign-up for the Mini Courses they plan to attend during pre-conference. To learn more about each Mini Course, hover on the icon in the registration page or see the downloadable schedule.

Pre-conference Mini Courses allow participants to choose either between a full-day or one to two half-day experiences focusing on important topics within the Math Recovery® community. Mini Courses are facilitated by experienced and knowledgeable US Math Recovery Council® staff and members.
What can I expect during the 2-day conference?
Sessions offered within the 2-day conference consist of keynote sessions by featured authors of the Math Recovery® series of books, sessions led by US Math Recovery® staff, and selected sessions led by members within the Math Recovery® community. The slate of sessions offered presents a range of topics important to learning and implementing Math Recovery®.
What is the offering on Thursday called the Leadership Summit?
If you are a Math Recovery® Leader, Add+VantageMR® Champion, or Add+VantageMR® Fractions Champion we hope you will stay for Thursday's Leadership Summit. This event will provide opportunities for you to deepen and extend your knowledge, skills, and tools for delivery and support of US Math Recovery® courses. You will have opportunities to provide feedback, collaborate with peers, and learn from US Math Recovery® professional development designers and developers. This event is exclusive to current Leaders and Champions. We hope to see you there!
What is the schedule for the conference and what time should I plan to leave for the airport without missing vital information?
Download the current schedule here. Come back often to see additional pieces of information that will be added and updated as the full conference schedule and agenda unfolds. Monday's Mini Courses will dismiss at 3:30 p.m. The full 2-day conference will end on Wednesday at 4:30 p.m. The last event on Wednesday will be a Keynote Speaker that you will not want to miss. Thursday's Leadership Summit will be back for the third annual meeting of Math Recovery® Champions and Leaders. Thursday finale' will end at 11:45 p.m. No lunch will be served on Thursday.

Travel

Is there a shuttle from the airport or will I need to arrange my own transportation?
There is no hotel shuttle available.
What are the details of the Hotel and Conference venue?
Retreat to the secluded Oak Brook Hotel. Discover a private hideaway nestled in the heart of Oak Brook, IL. The hotel resides on acres of forest preserve and sits waterside to a scenic lake. The conference Center is connected via a covered walkway across the lake. Enjoy a resort-style stay, perfect for the US Math Recovery Council® 2020 conference. See the Hyatt Hotel fact sheet here.

Discover the Area
What airport(s) should I fly into?
Chicago O'Hare International Airport is 15 miles from the Hyatt Lodge Hotel.

From O'Hare Int'l Airport (15 miles): Take I-294 South to I-88 West. Exit I-88 at 83 North (Cermak Rd)-1st exit after toll booth. At stoplight (22nd St / Cermak Rd), turn right and go two stoplights to Jorie Blvd. Turn right on Jorie Blvd to the third stoplight (Kroc Dr). Turn left. At stop sign turn left on Ronald Lane. Hotel is on left.

Midway International Airport is 15 miles from the Hyatt Lodge Hotel.
What are some of the other transportation details?
The Metra BNSF Line (Hinsdale Station) is located 3 miles south of the hotel. A taxi will need to take you to/from the train station to the hotel.
Where should I park and is there a charge?
Complimentary guest parking can be found adjacent to the hotel in the self-parking lot. For your convenience, we recommend pulling up to the front drive of the hotel before self-parking so staff can easily assist you with unloading luggage before you park.