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MAV21 Virtual Conference: The Capabilities in Mathematics Teaching & Learning
MAV21 Virtual Conference
MAV21 Virtual Conference: The Capabilities in Mathematics Teaching & Learning
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MAV21 Virtual Conference Call for Options

Call for options is open and will close COB Wednesday 30 June 2021. 

The Mathematical Association of Victoria are excited to run the 58th annual virtual conference on Thursday 2 and Friday 3 December 2021 and have opened the call for options to passionate and dynamic presenters.  

The theme for MAV21 Virtual Conference, ‘The capabilities in mathematics teaching & learning’, sets the stage to share new, forward-thinking concepts, and leading best practices amongst Mathematics educators. The future workforce and societies’ development and sustainability require a strong focus on the capabilities in education. Often called entrepreneurial or 21st Century skills, the capabilities underpin how our students think, understand themselves, engage with each other, society, and their learning, alongside their deepening understanding of mathematics.

The Victorian Curriculum capabilities are: 

  • Critical and Creative Thinking
  • Personal and Social capability
  • Intercultural, and
  • Ethical understanding. 

The Australian Curriculum capabilities also include:

  • Literacy
  • Numeracy, and
  • Information, Communications Technology (ICT).
This year options will be linked to at least one of the following sub-themes. 

Capability development in students – best-practice pedagogy and evidence-based learning approaches incorporating the capabilities
Numeracy in context – across and beyond the curricula to develop numeracy capability for all students
ICT capabilities – using and engaging with technology to build mathematical and technological capability for a technology-based economy
Workplace capabilities – preparing students for workplaces, making links to industry
Valuing mathematics in society – demonstrating how the capabilities foster student agency and advance student and societal wellbeing, and develop the skills students need for their personal, professional, and civic lives.

We are looking for experienced virtual presenters, industry innovators, or dynamic mathematics educators who can engage their audience and initiate discussion focused on the sub-themes and offer strategies and ideas to take away and use in classrooms and schools. 

MAV21 Conference Format
MAV is evaluating the COVID-19 situation daily and will follow the advice of relevant Government agencies and health departments. MAV21 Conference will be a virtual conference, however, if the COVID-19 situation improves MAV will make every effort to include a face to face component for presentations in the program.

Key Dates
· The online portal opens 20 April 2021 
· Option submissions close 30 June 2021
· Option author acceptance notifications July 2021
· MAV21 Program announced 1 August *subject to change
· Options must be submitted electronically via the online submission portal by 30 June 2021.
· Authors may submit options for more than one presentation, however, submitting one or more option is not a guarantee of a place on the conference program.
· Assistance with the preparation of an option is available, particularly to first-time presenters. Please contact
· Emailed submissions will not be accepted. Submissions received after the due date will not be considered.

Please see the below Ts&Cs before proceeding.

Terms & Conditions
1.     Presentations:  Will be either pre-recorded or live online remotely from home, school, work etc. Presentations will be 45 minutes including question time.
2.     Acceptance of Offers to present:  MAV will accept options from summaries that meet the sub-theme descriptions and offers a balance to the program. 
Each option will be assessed by at least two educators from the MAV21 Conference Committee and the MAV consultants.
Options will be ranked against a selection of criteria including relevance, learnings, and quality of content.

Notifications of acceptance will be sent via e-mail to the presenting or submitting author in July 2021. 

3.     Use of Copyright materials in presentations: All laws, rules and regulations regarding copyright are to be followed.
4.     Use of images with children: If your presentation includes images of children, you must ensure that you have permission from the school (if filmed at school) and parents.
5.     Commercial Presentations:
If the purpose of your presentation is to specifically ‘promote’ a product, this must be made clear by ticking “Commercial Presentation” in this form. MAV does not support unsolicited advertising and delegates will switch to another presentation when faced with unexpected promotion. Presenters who fail to heed this warning may not be permitted to present at future conferences. During its review process, MAV has sole discretion and final say as to whether a presentation should be tagged as commercial.
 MAV may consider a presentation commercial if for example the presenter does any of the following:
·       promotes a product as the key reason for the presentation
·       does an activity that is dependent upon a person specifically purchasing a product
·       undertakes other actions in the presentation, that MAV at its sole discretion considers commercial.
Note that not all presentations that involve commercial products are tagged as commercial. Some example of what may or may not be considered as commercial are as follows. 

·       Presentation run by a teacher that requires delegates to use a specific software or calculator is not necessarily commercial, if the teacher is demonstrating good pedagogy and sharing classroom activities. 
·       A teacher/person working for a software company, promoting the activities in order to sell the software will be classified as a commercial presentation.
·       Displays company name and/or uses resources that may only be sourced from that service would be considered commercial.

If you are unsure consider the purpose of your presentation and talk to MAV for further information.

6.     Permission to present: You MUST have permission from your Principal or organisation to present at the conference BEFORE submitting an option, to avoid possible cancelling after submission.
7.     Recording: All presentations are recorded, and photographs may be taken for MAV to use in marketing.
8.     Permission to deliver content: If any of the content or resources of your presentation may be drawn from a role you perform under contract to a third party (e.g., publisher, government organisation, or examinations board) it is your obligation to inform the third party of the nature of your proposed presentation and, if required, obtain their consent to your proposed content and use of resources before submitting your proposal to The Mathematical Association of Victoria. 
Submission of your proposal to The Mathematical Association of Victoria will be taken to mean that you have taken all appropriate steps to determine whether or not the content of your proposed presentation is or is not drawn from a role you perform under contract to a third party and, if so, that you have, if required, obtained their consent. 
9.     Recording of sessions: You agree that the recording of your session will be available in the virtual conference platform for delegates to access for up to 12- 14 months after the live event takes place. MAV will sell access to the conference platform including sessions and resources after the live event also.
You agree that MAV may use your conference recording in other products it may create, either in full or edited, and if so will ensure you are appropriately acknowledged, and inform you of this usage prior to publishing such product.