2016 NCSM Annual Conference

All Sessions

Session information last updated: 4-10-2016

 
All Sessions -- Monday, Monday, April 11
 
1001  7:00 AM to
8:00 AM
Grand Ballroom EFGHGeneralMeetingCultivating Leadership In a Time of Change

NCSM Affiliate Leaders Meeting
This meeting of NCSM affiliate leaders will focus on the critical work of NCSM for 2016-2017. This meeting is for invited affiliate leaders.

 

Lead Speaker: Carol Matsumoto

1002  7:30 AM to
8:00 AM
Grand Ballroom ABCGeneralRegular Presentation (60 minutes)Cultivating Leadership In a Time of Change

What's It All About? An Orientation for Those New to the NCSM Annual Conference
This session is for those who are new to the NCSM Annual Conference. Participants will network with others, review the structure of the conference, explore the different conference options, set personal priorities and goals, and work on a personal plan of what to do and where to go during the conference.

 

Lead Speaker: Gwen Zimmermann

1018  8:00 AM to
8:30 AM
Exhibit Hall WestGeneralFunctionCultivating Leadership In a Time of Change

Opening NCSM Session: Welcome
Welcome to the 48th NCSM Annual Conference.

 

Lead Speaker: John W. Staley
Co-Presenter: Beverly K. Kimes

1019  8:30 AM to
9:15 AM
Exhibit Hall WestGeneralKeynote PresenterEnhancing Mathematics Education in the Digital Age

Game-Based Learning: The Hype Is Starting to Give Way to Some Surprising Substance
In his seminal 2003 book What Video Games Have to Teach Us About Learning and Literacy, James Paul Gee observed that the features that makes a video game successful are precisely the criteria for good classroom learning: engagement, challenge, exploration, goals, rewards, and a safe environment in which to try and fail. Turning those observations into successful learning games proved to be more difficult that most of the early game-based learning pioneers realized. Mathematics (my subject) proved to be one of the most difficult areas, which is ironic given that all video games are built on mathematics. Within the past couple of years, however, educators and game developers learned how to collaborate effectively, producing learning games that not only appear to work, but to work far better than even the most enthusiastic proponent ever expected. Even in math. Two recent classroom studies from my own university found significant (up to 20% improvement over a comparison group on a written test) math learning outcomes after just 120 minutes of math-video-game play spread over one month, and similar results have been reported elsewhere. What do these results tell us? Should we even believe them? How were the studies constructed, and what were the written tests really measuring? (Hint: This is a Common Core story.)

 

Lead Speaker: Keith Devlin

1101  9:30 AM to
10:30 AM
Grand Ballroom EFGHGeneralMajor PresentationCultivating Leadership In a Time of Change

Who Are You and What Do You Want To Create?
What is the most important skill you can cultivate to influence the system in which you work in positive and productive ways? Are you caught in old thinking patterns and outdated notions associated with hierarchical structures and defined roles? Do you have the skill set and the courage to speak up in ways others will listen and even act upon? When the pressures of new standards, high-stakes testing linked to student and teacher evaluations seem relentless and you are faced with tough decisions about where to focus your energy, how do you maintain your integrity yet stay in the game? Join me to reflect on what the research says is the most important condition needed for any organization to thrive.

 

Lead Speaker: Lucy West

1102  9:30 AM to
10:30 AM
Grand Ballroom ABCGeneralSpotlight SpeakerCultivating Leadership In a Time of Change

A Curriculum Developer Looks at the Common Core and Its Testing
The CCSSM constitute an ideal curriculum, while PARCC, SBAC, and the other tests constitute a tested curriculum. To what extent are these curricula in sync with each other and to the NCTM Standards (another ideal), and to what extent do these curricula agree with curricula in other countries?

 

Lead Speaker: Zalman Usiskin

1103  9:30 AM to
10:30 AM
Junior Ballroom 1-2Secondary
(6-12)
Regular Presentation (60 minutes)Advancing the Social Justice Conversation

What Has Culture Got to Do with the Standards for Mathematical Practice (SMP)?
Teachers who are serious about addressing inequities in mathematical achievement will have to take into account the sociocultural aspects of teaching. In this workshop, participants learn to use specific strategies of an equity pedagogy framework as a lens for understanding the role that culture plays in student engagement of the SMP.

 

Lead Speaker: Pamela Seda
Co-Presenter: Kyndall Brown

1104  9:30 AM to
10:30 AM
Junior Ballroom 3-4GeneralRegular Presentation (60 minutes)Cultivating Leadership In a Time of Change

Adapting Curriculum Materials: Engaging in a Collaborative Process
With textbooks declaring their alignment to standards, yet thoughtful organizations still skeptical about that alignment, how can schools move forward preparing students? Illustrative Mathematics worked with teachers and coaches on adapting their instructional materials and learned some generalizable lessons for adapting in a variety of contexts.

 

Lead Speaker: Ellen Whitesides
Co-Presenter: Jody Guarino
Co-Presenter: Jennie Beltramini
Co-Presenter: Kristin Gray
Co-Presenter: Marni Greenstein

1105  9:30 AM to
10:30 AM
OCC 201Secondary
(6-12)
Regular Presentation (60 minutes)Coaching That Matters

Helping Teachers Plan Instruction Incorporating the Standards for Mathematical Practice (SMP)
Planning in new ways to engage students in the SMP is challenging. This session will share ideas about planning for the SMP and a planning protocol that has been field-tested across the country in professional development settings. You will use the planning protocol with colleagues similar to how you might when coaching teachers.

 

Lead Speaker: Victor Mateas
Co-Presenter: Johannah Nikula
Co-Presenter: June Mark

1106  9:30 AM to
10:30 AM
OCC 202GeneralRegular Presentation (60 minutes)Coaching That Matters

NCSM: Coaching Kickoff
Calling all coaches, specialists, and teacher leaders! Come to the 3rd Annual Coaching "Kick-off" session where you will enjoy networking opportunities with others who have coaching responsibilities. You will see the new video resources available on the NCSM Coaching Corner website. You will also have time to share strategies and ideas.

 

Lead Speaker: Donna Karsten
Co-Presenter: Comfort Akwaji-Anderson
Co-Presenter: David McKillop
Co-Presenter: Denise Brady
Co-Presenter: Jason Gauthier

1107  9:30 AM to
10:30 AM
OCC 203Middle
(6 - 8)
Regular Presentation (60 minutes)Cultivating Leadership In a Time of Change

Developing Deeper Student Thinking and Reflection Through Lesson Re-Engagement Design with Middle School Teacher Leaders
Learn what teachers at our middle school are doing to implement Formative Assessment strategies through collaborative discussions of student work, which guide the design of re-engagement lessons for students. Explore ways your team can use this design to critique reasoning and deepen student understanding while developing teacher leaders.

 

Lead Speaker: Patricia Rogers

1108  9:30 AM to
10:30 AM
OCC 204Secondary
(6-12)
Regular Presentation (60 minutes)Enhancing Mathematics Education in the Digital Age

Considerations for Designing Online Immersive Mathematical Professional Development
We focus on the design features of an online professional development program, modeled by the Park City Mathematics Institute, that addresses some of the challenges faced online—including attrition and attendance. We will discuss strategies for designing an online environment, plus the challenges and successes for participants and facilitator.

 

Lead Speaker: Miriam Gates
Co-Presenter: Bowen Kerins
Co-Presenter: Tracy Cordner
Co-Presenter: Eden Badertscher
Co-Presenter: Al Cuoco

1109  9:30 AM to
10:30 AM
OCC 205Middle
(6 - 8)
Regular Presentation (60 minutes)Coaching That Matters

The Power of Representations: Coaching New Teachers to Focus on Mathematical Concepts and Relationships
Effective teaching focuses students’ attention on key mathematical concepts and relationships. Routines have been shown to help new teachers structure and facilitate productive conversations. In our session, we share video of a routine that uses representations to support teachers in leading discussions on concepts like equivalence and ratio.

 

Lead Speaker: Sarah Ryan
Co-Presenter: Suzanne Werner

1110  9:30 AM to
10:30 AM
OCC 206GeneralSponsor ShowcaseEnhancing Mathematics Education in the Digital Age

The Probabilities of Wheel of Fortune—A Contestant's Perspective
How do English language letter frequencies and Wheel dollar values affect player strategy? How many "safe" spins can you expect to make before going Bankrupt or Losing A Turn? Come explore, play, and simulate with a recent Wheel contestant.

 

Lead Speaker: Mike Reiners

1111  9:30 AM to
10:30 AM
OCC 207Elementary
(K - 5)
Technology ShowcaseEnhancing Mathematics Education in the Digital Age

Scout - Using Technology for Observational Assessments
In Investigations in Number, Data, and Space teacher observations are an important part of ongoing assessment. Learn how technology is being used to help teachers capture, organize, and find student work as a part of ongoing formative assessment in Investigations 3.

 

Lead Speaker: Kurt Whited

1112  9:30 AM to
10:30 AM
OCC 208GeneralRegular Presentation (60 minutes)Sharing Research that Informs Mathematics Education

Strategies for Encouraging Student Persistence on Cognitively Demanding Tasks: Research Insights from Australia
We have been working alongside elementary and middle school teachers as they introduce cognitively demanding tasks to students. In this session, we will share examples of the tasks, the ways in which the tasks have been used, and insights from teachers and researchers on strategies for encouraging students to persist when working on such tasks.

 

Lead Speaker: Doug Clarke
Co-Presenter: Barbara Clarke

1113  9:30 AM to
10:30 AM
OCC 210/11Elementary
(K - 5)
Regular Presentation (60 minutes)Cultivating Leadership In a Time of Change

Improving Instruction: Deep Mathematical Knowledge and Other Levers of Change
Elementary mathematics methods courses rarely have time to address deep understanding of key elementary mathematical topics that is necessary to teach mathematics in the focused, coherent, rigorous way intended by the CCSSM. We will discuss how we support teachers to develop the knowledge of mathematics and the skills required to guide students.

 

Lead Speaker: Janet Pittock
Co-Presenter: Heather Gunsallus

1114  9:30 AM to
10:30 AM
OCC 212Elementary
(K - 5)
Regular Presentation (60 minutes)Sharing Research that Informs Mathematics Education

K–5 Game Changer: The Power of Student Interviews and Mathematical Reasoning Inventories
Come learn how the implementation of mathematical reasoning inventories changed the course of student learning and increased achievement for an entire district. From training and administration, to analyzing data and providing targeted interventions, participants will experience the whole process. Learn what students know by sitting down with them.

 

Lead Speaker: Graham Fletcher
Co-Presenter: Mike Wiernicki
Co-Presenter: Lya Snell
Co-Presenter: Sarah Marshall

1115  9:30 AM to
10:30 AM
CaliforniaMiddle
(6 - 8)
Regular Presentation (60 minutes)Sharing Research that Informs Mathematics Education

Using Fraction Number Talks to Build Effective Discourse in Middle School
Come see how implementing Number Talks helps develop effective discourse in middle school. Learn how student engagement changed when teachers used high leverage number talks to develop fluency with fractions. Participants will be shown classroom videos of students’ fractional reasoning and will discuss the number strings used for the discussions.

 

Lead Speaker: Beth Schefelkler
Co-Presenter: Joe Giera
Co-Presenter: Connie Laughlin

1116  9:30 AM to
10:30 AM
OaklandGeneralRegular Presentation (60 minutes)Sharing Research that Informs Mathematics Education

Developing A Long View: Expanding Professional Learning (PL) Design to Better Support and Cohere Teacher Growth Over Time
This session will explore the use of five well-researched mathematics education frameworks (Talk Moves, Multiple Representation Star, etc.) to enhance PL experiences on differing topics in ways that both help teachers make connections among topics and support more effective generative learning for educators with differing levels of expertise.

 

Lead Speaker: Valerie L. Mills

1117  9:30 AM to
10:30 AM
SkylineHigh School
(9 - 12)
Regular Presentation (60 minutes)Enhancing Mathematics Education in the Digital Age

Using Free Apps to Encourage, Develop, and Support Young Teachers' Use of Classroom Level Assessment
Look at a successful program that has been used to develop pre-serve teachers’ use of formative decisions from continuous, timely classroom-level assessments. Discuss the tools, assignments, scheduling and support given these teachers over an academic year. This program has been successful for years and can be generalized to teachers at any level.

 

Lead Speaker: Allan Bellman

1201  10:45 AM to
11:45 AM
Grand Ballroom EFGHGeneralMajor PresentationSharing Research that Informs Mathematics Education

Leading Mathematics Change with Powerful Brain Science
Every 12 months the world of brain science changes with new evidence emerging that could and should transform students' mathematical experiences. In this session I will share some of the latest research, much of which runs counter to what happens in mathematics classrooms across the country. We will consider the evidence you most need in leading change, as well as what it means for mathematics classrooms and for teachers and students.

 

Lead Speaker: Jo Boaler

1202  10:45 AM to
11:45 AM
Grand Ballroom ABCMiddle
(6 - 8)
Spotlight SpeakerEnhancing Mathematics Education in the Digital Age

Moving to Action: Fostering Effective Teaching Practices in the Middle Grades with Principles to Actions
This session features the new NCTM materials designed to support teacher professional learning on the research-based teaching practices in Principles to Actions. Engage in analysis of effective mathematics teaching using video cases and resources from selected modules and continue the conversation with teachers and leaders in your regions.

 

Lead Speaker: Michael Steele
Co-Presenter: Margaret Smith

1203  10:45 AM to
11:45 AM
Junior Ballroom 1-2Intermediate
(3 - 5)
Regular Presentation (60 minutes)Enhancing Mathematics Education in the Digital Age

Digital Tools and Three-Act Tasks: Marriages Made in the Cloud
Bring your iPad and your inquisitive mind. What do you notice? What do you wonder? How can you lead your district to use free, online tools effectively? This session features mathematical tasks with video anchors and online, virtual manipulatives. Themes will include: inquiry, rich discourse, perseverance, and authentic connections for grades 3–5.

 

Lead Speaker: Arjan Khalsa
Co-Presenter: Graham Fletcher

1204  10:45 AM to
11:45 AM
Junior Ballroom 3-4GeneralRegular Presentation (60 minutes)Coaching That Matters

Diagnostic and Formative Assessments for Learning
Effective use of information from diagnostic and formative assessments is key to teaching and lesson planning processes. In this presentation, participants will learn more about how diagnostic and formative assessment data can improve planning for differentiation and support of struggling learners and how coaches can support this work.

 

Lead Speaker: Kevin Bruney

1205  10:45 AM to
11:45 AM
OCC 201Elementary
(K - 5)
Regular Presentation (60 minutes)Cultivating Leadership In a Time of Change

Organizing for Learning: Leadership Practices That Support Ambitious Mathematics Teaching
This qualitative analysis investigates the instructional leadership practices of school principals and coaches that aim to support instructional improvement in mathematics. We examine the leadership practices, norms and routines established by leaders to support teacher learning, and the learning of the instructional leaders themselves.

 

Lead Speaker: Jessica Rigby
Co-Presenter: Elham Kazemi
Co-Presenter: Becca Lewis
Co-Presenter: Anita Lenges

1206  10:45 AM to
11:45 AM
OCC 202Intermediate
(3 - 5)
Regular Presentation (60 minutes)Coaching That Matters

Tasks + Questioning and Reasoning = Mathematical Thinkers
How can mathematics leaders support teachers in implementing the eight Mathematical Teaching Practices outlined in Principles to Actions? Participants will identify high-quality tasks and purposeful questions that promote reasoning and problem solving. Discourse will be fostered through hands-on investigations with high cognitive demand.

 

Lead Speaker: Kay Sammons
Co-Presenter: Joan Tellish
Co-Presenter: Cheryl Akers

1207  10:45 AM to
11:45 AM
OCC 203Elementary
(K - 5)
Regular Presentation (60 minutes)Coaching That Matters

Working in Harmony: Orchestrating Effective Parent Education
It is critical to work in harmony with parents to support ALL students’ mathematical learning. Our coaching teams implemented informational meetings, parent coffees, Problems of the Month, and family mathematics nights to nurture parents’ understanding of the CCSSM. Receive ready-to-use resources to educate and build constructive partnerships.

 

Lead Speaker: Barbara Blanke
Co-Presenter: Kimberly Kelly
Co-Presenter: Jessica Djuric

1208  10:45 AM to
11:45 AM
OCC 204Middle
(6 - 8)
Regular Presentation (60 minutes)Sharing Research that Informs Mathematics Education

Changing School Culture: New Teachers Learning to Facilitate High-Quality Mathematics Instruction
A study of three middle-school mathematics teachers showed that those teachers committed to student-centered instruction were able to learn to facilitate it even in teacher-centered school cultures, where teachers with less belief in student-centered instruction were able to change their practice in response to school-based pressure and support.

 

Lead Speaker: Emily Yanisko
Co-Presenter: Deena Khalil

1209  10:45 AM to
11:45 AM
OCC 205Secondary
(6-12)
Regular Presentation (60 minutes)Advancing the Social Justice Conversation

Develop Mathematical Practices Through the Lens of Anti-Bias Education: Persevering While Problem Solving in Your World
This interactive session will explore the four goals of Anti-Bias Education (ABE) and provide ready-to-use examples of CCSSM-aligned lessons. We will discuss the importance of developing sociomathematical norms in the classroom and brainstorm ways to embed the four ABE goals in your current leadership roles within schools and classrooms.

 

Lead Speaker: Diane Rogers
Co-Presenter: Danielle Seabold
Co-Presenter: Michelle Wilson-Banks

1210  10:45 AM to
11:45 AM
OCC 206GeneralSponsor ShowcaseCultivating Leadership In a Time of Change

Optimize Blended Learning Environments and Professional Development
Learn about a research-proven process for optimizing blended learning environments. Find out what Stanford research reveals about the qualities of Professional Development (PD) that lead to real change in classrooms. See how a revolutionary platform provides 24/7 on-demand PD experiences that move the needle.

 

Lead Speaker: Jason Green

1211  10:45 AM to
11:45 AM
OCC 207Elementary
(K - 5)
Technology ShowcaseEnhancing Mathematics Education in the Digital Age

Leveraging the Power of Technology in Inquiry Based Learning
Technology and inquiry based learning are not mutually exclusive! Students come to school with mathematical ideas about numbers, shapes, measurements, patterns, and data. Learn how technologies in Investigations 3 and the Pearson System of Courses can be applied to support students as they build on those ideas.

 

Lead Speaker: Kurt Whited

1212  10:45 AM to
11:45 AM
OCC 208Secondary
(6-12)
Regular Presentation (60 minutes)Cultivating Leadership In a Time of Change

Looking Carefully at Curriculum Alignment: Collaborating with Teacher Leaders to Make Good Choices About Curriculum
Tools are available to examine curriculum alignment but what does it take to use these tools to make judgments about curriculum materials? K–12 Teacher Leader Mathematics Alignment Workgroups met to carefully examine curriculum materials for cognitive demand, balance of rigor, and mathematical practice standards. What lessons did we learn?

 

Lead Speaker: Anurupa Ganguly
Co-Presenter: Linda Davenport
Co-Presenter: Andrew Richman
Co-Presenter: Leslie Dietiker

1213  10:45 AM to
11:45 AM
OCC 210/11Intermediate
(3 - 5)
Regular Presentation (60 minutes)Coaching That Matters

D3: Diving Deeper Into Decimals
How do you build a strong understanding of decimals so that computation makes sense? What is involved in teaching decimals that will ensure student concept attainment? Participants will discover and play games to see how place value, estimation, and an understanding of decimal notation build a strong foundation that leads to accurate computation.

 

Lead Speaker: Randi Blue
Co-Presenter: Kelly Krownapple

1214  10:45 AM to
11:45 AM
OCC 212Middle
(6 - 8)
Regular Presentation (60 minutes)Cultivating Leadership In a Time of Change

The San Francisco Unified School District (SFUSD) Mathematics Teaching Toolkit: Changing the Practice Along with the Content
Successful implementation of the CCSSM is as dependent on practice as it is on content. Changing the content is easy, but changing the practice can be hard. SFUSD has taken a dual approach towards implementing the CCSSM: creating its CCSSM-aligned Core Curriculum for content and its Mathematics Teaching Toolkit for the practices.

 

Lead Speaker: Glenn Kenyon
Co-Presenter: Kathy Bradley

1215  10:45 AM to
11:45 AM
CaliforniaGeneralRegular Presentation (60 minutes)Cultivating Leadership In a Time of Change

Making It Work! Aligning Mathematical IEP Goals with the Standards for Mathematical Practice (SMP)
How are needs of struggling learners and students with IEPs addressed in mathematics classrooms? Howard County schools use a transformative tool created in partnership with mathematics and special education teachers and leaders. Learn how one tool has shifted IEP goals from low-level skills to high-cognitive-demand processes. A tool that unites us!

 

Lead Speaker: Joyce Agness
Co-Presenter: Kym Craig
Co-Presenter: Bill Barnes

1216  10:45 AM to
11:45 AM
OaklandGeneralRegular Presentation (60 minutes)Coaching That Matters

Bridging Coaching Conversations to Classroom Practice: Maximizing Your Coaching Impact
Coaching conversations have the most impact when they actually change a teacher’s classroom practice. A significant challenge for coaches is to give the right feedback to support improved instructional practices and increases in student learning. This session illustrates tools and strategies to help coaches empower the teachers they support.

 

Lead Speaker: Joanie Funderburk
Co-Presenter: Kyle Falting

1217  10:45 AM to
11:45 AM
SkylineGeneralRegular Presentation (60 minutes)Sharing Research that Informs Mathematics Education

Expanding Teachers' Knowledge Through Long-Term Collaborative Professional Development: The Case of Algebra
This session includes an overview of a four-year professional development (PD) program developed to increase students’ algebra achievement in an urban district. Results focus on the impact of the PD on teachers’ content and pedagogical knowledge. Specific PD activities and the significant role of the university-district partnership will be explored.

 

Lead Speaker: Babette Benken

1401  12:15 PM to
1:15 PM
Grand Ballroom EFGHGeneralMajor PresentationAdvancing the Social Justice Conversation

Student Voices—Let Them Be Heard
Besides being an equity issue, why is it important for all student voices to be heard? What does that look like? How do we create an environment where students have the opportunity to share their thinking, and their peers have time to ask questions or give them critical feedback? If you’re curious, please join us so we can discuss this issue and hear YOUR voices, thoughts, and ideas.

 

Lead Speaker: José Franco

1402  12:15 PM to
1:15 PM
Grand Ballroom ABCMiddle
(6 - 8)
Spotlight SpeakerCoaching That Matters

Coaching for Success: Get Ready (Learning Targets), Get Set (Intentional Listening), Go! (Feedback)
We will explore three critical aspects of instruction in which coaches can have a positive impact: Helping teachers develop expertise in identifying clear learning targets; listening intentionally to students in order to assess their understanding; and providing feedback that encourages learning.

 

Lead Speaker: Jeane Joyner

1403  12:15 PM to
1:15 PM
Junior Ballroom 1-2GeneralRegular Presentation (60 minutes)Cultivating Leadership In a Time of Change

The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying the Mathematics Curriculum
Is "setting up a proportion" really a topic? Phil Daro argues that a proportion is really just an equation—and we already teach students to set up and solve equations. In this presentation, I will continue Daro's theme and provide additional examples of clutter that we can do without.

 

Lead Speaker: Jason Zimba

1404  12:15 PM to
1:15 PM
Junior Ballroom 3-4Primary
(PK - 2)
Regular Presentation (60 minutes)Coaching That Matters

Fluency Based on Conceptual Understanding with Multi-Digit Addition and Subtraction: What Mathematics Do Coaches Need to Know?
This session will provide opportunities for coaches to examine the mathematical ideas that underlie common strategies for adding and subtracting multi-digit numbers, including representations such as number lines, manipulatives and diagrams that students can use to keep their conceptual understanding connected to the computational approaches.

 

Lead Speaker: Virginia Bastable

1405  12:15 PM to
1:15 PM
OCC 201GeneralRegular Presentation (60 minutes)Advancing the Social Justice Conversation

Teaching for Social Justice in Mathematics
An important way to enhance student's mathematics experiences is to assist teachers in developing and implementing equity-based lessons that also have social justice goals. These lessons must engage students while taking into account their racial, cultural, linguistic, and socioeconomic communities. We will discuss best practices.

 

Lead Speaker: Linda Fulmore
Co-Presenter: Kristopher Childs
Co-Presenter: Pat Baltzley

1406  12:15 PM to
1:15 PM
OCC 202GeneralRegular Presentation (60 minutes)Cultivating Leadership In a Time of Change

Changing Mathematical Mindset of Students, Teachers, Families, and the Community
High expectations and the belief that all students can learn mathematics are critical to student success. Learn how our district is continuing the work of changing mindsets to create a successful climate for all students. Strategies and resources for working not only with students and teachers but also families and the community will be shared.

 

Lead Speaker: Samantha Wuttig
Co-Presenter: Michelle Daml

1407  12:15 PM to
1:15 PM
OCC 203High School
(9 - 12)
Regular Presentation (60 minutes)Sharing Research that Informs Mathematics Education

Reclaiming Lost Ground: Research-Based Interventions for Underprepared Algebra Students
Students who do not succeed in Algebra I do not have the same choices and life chances as those who do. We will share a comprehensive extended-time approach to helping underprepared students succeed in Algebra I the first time, integrating strategies from literacy, social psychology, and special education with mathematics content.

 

Lead Speaker: Kathi Cook
Co-Presenter: Anne Joyoprayitno

1408  12:15 PM to
1:15 PM
OCC 204High School
(9 - 12)
Regular Presentation (60 minutes)Enhancing Mathematics Education in the Digital Age

Open Educational Resources (OER) That Promote High Levels of Engagement and Student Thinking!
In the digital age a movement to create and provide open educational resources (OER) that are freely available has begun. One such resource authored by the Mathematics Vision Project (MVP) is OER, well focused, balanced, rigorous and full of high-quality tasks that fit together to promote meaningful progressions of learning.

 

Lead Speaker: Travis Lemon

1409  12:15 PM to
1:15 PM
OCC 205Elementary
(K - 5)
Regular Presentation (60 minutes)Coaching That Matters

Videos of Classroom Discourse and Interviews to Develop Teacher Understanding of Number Sense and Reasoning
Improving teacher knowledge of number sense and quantitative reasoning is a pressing need. This session will show how simple videos of one-on-one interviews of students and classroom discussions can be used to develop this knowledge. These videos help teachers improve their ability to assess student understanding and ask better questions.

 

Lead Speaker: Andrew Clark
Co-Presenter: Genevieve Collura

1410  12:15 PM to
1:15 PM
OCC 206Elementary
(K - 5)
Regular Presentation (60 minutes)Cultivating Leadership In a Time of Change

Maximizing Learning or Missing Opportunities: Helping Teachers Foster Algebra Readiness
The Operations and Algebraic Thinking progression states, "Linking equations to concrete materials, drawings, and other representations of problem situations affords a deep and flexible understanding of the building blocks of algebra." This session supports leaders in developing ways of thinking that underlie both arithmetic and algebra.

 

Lead Speaker: Amy Mayfield
Co-Presenter: Lu Ann Weynand

1411  12:15 PM to
1:15 PM
OCC 207Elementary
(K - 5)
Regular Presentation (60 minutes)Enhancing Mathematics Education in the Digital Age

Documenting and Disseminating Effective Teacher Leadership Practices in a Digital Age
How can we document professional development projects and disseminate them to a broader audience? Learn how we use an online learning community to share and support long-term sustainability of our work with mathematics teacher leaders. Engage with digital learning galleries that also broaden access to effective teacher leadership practices.

 

Lead Speaker: Alison Whittington
Co-Presenter: Angela Schieffer
Co-Presenter: Debbie Leslie

1412  12:15 PM to
1:15 PM
OCC 208Middle
(6 - 8)
Regular Presentation (60 minutes)Enhancing Mathematics Education in the Digital Age

Multiple Modalities—Show What You Know in More Than One Way
Too often our children label themselves and specialize to narrowly define what they can and cannot do. Technology used appropriately helps learners "grasp the mathematics," but how are we coaching learners to show what they know? We will take a dual approach to building conceptual understanding using technology and sketch noting for comprehension.

 

Lead Speaker: Jill Gough

1413  12:15 PM to
1:15 PM
OCC 210/11Middle
(6 - 8)
Regular Presentation (60 minutes)Sharing Research that Informs Mathematics Education

Expeditionary Math: Learning to Be a Mathematician Through Adventures
When we expand our classrooms to include locations such as the hardware store, the grocery store, the zoo, the hockey rink, and the art gallery the opportunities for developing in-depth knowledge and understanding of key mathematical concepts are endless. In these environments, students learn mathematics by being mathematicians.

 

Lead Speaker: Glenys MacLeod

1414  12:15 PM to
1:15 PM
OCC 212Elementary
(K - 5)
Regular Presentation (60 minutes)Advancing the Social Justice Conversation

Girls and STEM: Are They Not Going In, or Are We Pushing Them Out?
During their early years, many girls develop the belief that they aren’t good at mathematics—even when they do just as well as their male counterparts. Why is this? We will examine the existing research on external gender biases in education, and discusses best practices for ensuring girls aren’t made to feel that mathematics "isn’t for them."

 

Lead Speaker: Leigh Mingle

1415  12:15 PM to
1:15 PM
CaliforniaHigh School
(9 - 12)
Regular Presentation (60 minutes)Enhancing Mathematics Education in the Digital Age

Probing Student Understanding and Assessing for Learning in a Technology-Rich Classroom
In this hands-on session, we will use digital resources and technology to encourage, elicit, and monitor responses to questions designed to probe and assess student understanding of mathematical concepts. We will view strategies to make students' thinking more visible, and use technology as a tool to inform and adjust instructional "next steps."

 

Lead Speaker: Ruth Casey


1416  12:15 PM to
1:15 PM
OaklandElementary
(K - 5)
Regular Presentation (60 minutes)Cultivating Leadership In a Time of Change

Implementing Lesson Study: Obstacles and Challenges Identified by Emerging Teacher Leaders
Lesson Study is a professional development (PD) model that facilitates the instructional change process. To support the sustainability of our PD project, we trained 30 emerging teacher leaders who then implemented Lesson Study in their schools. In this session, we will share their outcomes, including obstacles faced and lessons learned.

 

Lead Speaker: Alyson Lischka
Co-Presenter: Angela Barlow
Co-Presenter: Kristin Hartland
Co-Presenter: James Willingham

1417  12:15 PM to
1:15 PM
SkylineGeneralRegular Presentation (60 minutes)Advancing the Social Justice Conversation

California State University (CSU) Summer Algebra Institute Project: Culturally-Based Program Development and Evaluation
The Summer Algebra Institute (SAI) is a university-community collaboration comprising California’s higher education systems and multi-site partnerships with faith-based organizations in Northern and Southern California. The aim of the project is to expand the college pipeline of African-American middle school students.

 

Lead Speaker: Kyndall Brown
Co-Presenter: Rehema Gray
Co-Presenter: Jacqueline Mimms

1501  1:30 PM to
2:30 PM
Grand Ballroom EFGHGeneralMajor PresentationEnhancing Mathematics Education in the Digital Age

Beyond Relevance and Real World: Talking with Teachers About Engagement in Mathematics
National surveys have found huge majorities of mathematics teachers concerned with the lack of student interest in their classes. How do we help teachers help their students to enjoy mathematics? What are characteristics of classes where students are learning and interested? We will discuss the myths and realities of student engagement in mathematics.

 

Lead Speaker: Dan Meyer

1502  1:30 PM to
2:30 PM
Grand Ballroom ABCGeneralSpotlight SpeakerAdvancing the Social Justice Conversation

Supporting Students in Agency, Identity, and Authority
Recent research stresses the importance of students being owners of their learning, developing positive disposition towards mathematics, shifting their beliefs to a growth mind-set and engaging in high cognitive mathematical discourse. We’ll examine how to foster class culture to enable students to develop agency, identity, and authority.

 

Lead Speaker: David Foster

1503  1:30 PM to
2:30 PM
Junior Ballroom 1-2Elementary
(K - 5)
Regular Presentation (60 minutes)Cultivating Leadership In a Time of Change

What Every Mathematics Leader Needs to Know About Cultivating Numerical Fluency
This session for mathematics leaders will discuss the answer to the common teacher question: "How do I teach number facts so that students know their facts with fluency without using timed tests?"

 

Lead Speaker: Patsy Kanter
Co-Presenter: Steve Leinwand

1504  1:30 PM to
2:30 PM
Junior Ballroom 3-4Middle
(6 - 8)
Regular Presentation (60 minutes)Cultivating Leadership In a Time of Change

The Marriage of Functions and Algebra in the CCSSM Era
This session will explore how functions and algebra emerge as a coherent strand in problem-centered curricula. In these curricula, the Standards for Mathematical Practice, classroom discourse, and NCTM’s Teaching Practice play prominent roles. The potential for student learning and the role of leaders will be discussed.

 

Lead Speaker: Elizabeth Phillips

1505  1:30 PM to
2:30 PM
OCC 201GeneralRegular Presentation (60 minutes)Coaching That Matters

Coaching Teachers on the Use of Mathematical Talk
Mathematics coaches are often asked to help classrooms teachers use "mathematical talk" or productive mathematical discussions in their classes. This session will focus on coaching strategies for helping classroom teachers facilitate discussions in which students talk about their own reasoning and critique the reasoning of others.

 

Lead Speaker: Nancy Anderson
Co-Presenter: Will Crissman
Co-Presenter: Jin Lee

1506  1:30 PM to
2:30 PM
OCC 202Middle
(6 - 8)
Regular Presentation (60 minutes)Cultivating Leadership In a Time of Change

Open Educational Resources (OER): Designing Teacher Professional Learning Around High-Quality Curricular Materials
Open Educational Resources are here! These free, high-quality curricular materials include tasks, unit blueprints, and complete curricula with PLC session plans. This session will include a short overview of some research-based materials and describe how instructional leaders and teachers are using these materials to support professional learning.

 

Lead Speaker: Kate Nowak

1507  1:30 PM to
2:30 PM
OCC 203Middle
(6 - 8)
Regular Presentation (60 minutes)Advancing the Social Justice Conversation

Access and Production for English Learners—What's the Role of Mathematical Diagrams?
Supporting access to mathematical opportunities and production of mathematical work and talk is essential for English learners. Explore how integrating language support with mathematical diagramming can aid both access and production. Hear how these strategies are used in a coaching program and consider how to support your teachers.

 

Lead Speaker: Johannah Nikula
Co-Presenter: Harold Asturias
Co-Presenter: Pamela Buffington

1508  1:30 PM to
2:30 PM
OCC 204Elementary
(K - 5)
Regular Presentation (60 minutes)Sharing Research that Informs Mathematics Education

Bridging Mathematics Specialist Research and Practice
In this session we will examine current research on mathematics specialists including an overview of their: 1) varied roles and responsibilities, and 2) influence on student and teacher learning and classroom practice. We will engage participants in discussions regarding implications for this research on their schools and districts.

 

Lead Speaker: Nicole Rigelman
Co-Presenter: Maggie McGatha

1509  1:30 PM to
2:30 PM
OCC 205Secondary
(6-12)
Regular Presentation (60 minutes)Advancing the Social Justice Conversation

Modeling Where It Matters Most: Disrupting the Pattern of Endless Algebra
For students, mathematics courses still operate as sorting devices, particularly at the 6–12 level. Drawing upon our own research, we will show how modeling—developed from cultural artifacts—can disrupt the gate-keeping effects of algebra, re-awakening students and solidifying key understandings.

 

Lead Speaker: Kara Imm
Co-Presenter: Brittney Cook

1510  1:30 PM to
2:30 PM
OCC 206Elementary
(K - 5)
Sponsor ShowcaseCoaching That Matters

Rich Mathematical Tasks: Familiar Resources to Meet the Challenges of a New Era
Paths to Problem Solving and The Super Source are both excellent resources for rich mathematical tasks. Learn how these resources, which may already be in your district, can be used to support engaging mathematics instruction that focuses on conceptual understanding. These resources can revitalize the use of manipulatives in classrooms.

 

Lead Speaker: Linda Gojak
Co-Presenter: Sara Moore

1511  1:30 PM to
2:30 PM
OCC 207Elementary
(K - 5)
Technology ShowcaseEnhancing Mathematics Education in the Digital Age

The Power of Open Curriculum: Get Hands On with LearnZillion
One million teachers use LearnZillion’s K-8 math curriculum. This task-based, digital curriculum helps teachers facilitate mathematics talk, productive struggle, and conceptual understanding. In this session, you will learn how LearnZillion’s curriculum, assessment, and professional development solution goes further than a textbook ever could.

 

Lead Speaker: Meghan Hearn
Co-Presenter: Colette Chambers

1512  1:30 PM to
2:30 PM
OCC 208Intermediate
(3 - 5)
Regular Presentation (60 minutes)Coaching That Matters

Raise the Demand; Deepen the Learning
This interactive session uses the Standards for Mathematical Practice to frame an understanding of the cognitive demand that tasks require and explores ways to raise the demand through questioning strategies. Practical ways for coaches to support 3–5 teachers as they plan effective lessons will be shared.

 

Lead Speaker: Kit Norris
Co-Presenter: Sarah Schuhl

1513  1:30 PM to
2:30 PM
OCC 210/11Elementary
(K - 5)
Regular Presentation (60 minutes)Coaching That Matters

"I'm Not Really a Math Person"—Coaching Strategies for Elementary Teachers Who Have Been Turned off Mathematics
Teachers' attitudes about mathematics impact students' learning and beliefs. We'll explore coaching techniques and tasks that helped an entire staff transform their associations with mathematics and greatly improve their teaching. Building-wide, "I'm not really a math person," has been replaced by, "I have to tell you what happened in math today!"

 

Lead Speaker: Tracy Zager

1514  1:30 PM to
2:30 PM
OCC 212Secondary
(6-12)
Regular Presentation (60 minutes)Sharing Research that Informs Mathematics Education

Engaging Teachers in Mathematical Practices in a Statistics Professional Development
The CCSSM, MET II, and the Statistical Education of Teachers report (Franklin et al, 2015) all note that there is a large need in preparing teachers to teach statistics. We give findings from a statistics professional development course and draw comparisons on how the Standards for Mathematical Practice may be used differently in statistics.

 

Lead Speaker: Christina Eubanks-Turner
Co-Presenter: Anna Bargagliotti

1515  1:30 PM to
2:30 PM
CaliforniaGeneralRegular Presentation (60 minutes)Enhancing Mathematics Education in the Digital Age

Engaging Teachers in Online Professional Learning: Collaborating in an Online Space to Impact Teacher Practices
How can we use an online space to enact high quality professional learning? We will share our work implementing professional development based on Orchestrating Productive Mathematics Discussions (Smith & Stein, 2011) using a web conferencing platform. Session participants will reflect on our successes and challenges to gain insight into online professional learning.

 

Lead Speaker: Cynthia Callard
Co-Presenter: Cynthia Carson
Co-Presenter: Genie Foster

1516  1:30 PM to
2:30 PM
OaklandGeneralRegular Presentation (60 minutes)Cultivating Leadership In a Time of Change

Preparation for Ambitious Teaching; Necessary but Not Sufficient—Building Teacher Leadership Capacity from the Beginning
Increasing complexities of classroom practice and policies that de-professionalize teaching necessitate preparing beginning teachers to contribute both inside and beyond their classrooms. Experience the work of a voluntary community of 1st- and 2nd-year mathematics teachers to accelerate their trajectory towards leadership in mathematics education.

 

Lead Speaker: Peg Cagle

1517  1:30 PM to
2:30 PM
SkylineHigh School
(9 - 12)
Regular Presentation (60 minutes)Enhancing Mathematics Education in the Digital Age

Slow Mathematics: Looking for Meaning Before the Procedure
How might we leverage technology to build procedural fluency from conceptual understanding while teaching our learners to ask better questions? How do we facilitate opportunities to look for regularity in repeated reasoning? What if we encourage sketch noting to show connections? Come experience learning through the lens of the Slow Mathematics Movement.

 

Lead Speaker: Jennifer Wilson

1601  2:45 PM to
3:45 PM
Grand Ballroom EFGHHigh School
(9 - 12)
Major PresentationSharing Research that Informs Mathematics Education

Achieving Curricular Coherence in High School with the CCSSM
What does coherence mean in high school? It means tying seemingly disparate techniques together under overarching principles, such as structure in algebra or transformations in geometry. In this talk I will give some examples from the CCSSM, with illustrative tasks that the audience can work on.

 

Lead Speaker: William McCallum

1602  2:45 PM to
3:45 PM
Grand Ballroom ABCGeneralSpotlight SpeakerCoaching That Matters

Coaching for Cognitive Dissonance: Using Classroom Video as a Catalyst for Change
Explore an environment to support changing teachers’ practices within schools and districts by creating disequilibrium using classroom videos. This session demonstrates that to support deep conceptual understanding, teachers need to see the difference between their current practice and those needed by the Standards for Mathematical Practice.

 

Lead Speaker: Juli Dixon

1603  2:45 PM to
3:45 PM
Junior Ballroom 1-2Elementary
(K - 5)
Regular Presentation (60 minutes)Cultivating Leadership In a Time of Change

PLC Roundtable: Implementing Principles to Actions in Your PLC
Participants will engage in a live Professional Learning Community. This community will collaboratively discuss ways to incorporate principles and practices from Principles to Actions. The PLC process, ideas, and activities will connect directly with classroom practices. Colleagues/teams are encouraged to come to this session together.

 

Lead Speaker: Beth Kobett
Co-Presenter: Delise Andrews

1604  2:45 PM to
3:45 PM
Junior Ballroom 3-4Secondary
(6-12)
Regular Presentation (60 minutes)Enhancing Mathematics Education in the Digital Age

Statistics and Probability: Implementing the CCSSM Vision and Spirit
The CCSSM's vision of statistics is about reasoning from data and recognizing variability in the process. A coherent development of distribution, center, and spread leads to inference and decisions based on statistical thinking. How do we help teachers make this vision a reality in their classrooms and how can interactive dynamic technology help?

 

Lead Speaker: Wade Ellis
Co-Presenter: Gail Burrill

1605  2:45 PM to
3:45 PM
OCC 201Intermediate
(3 - 5)
Regular Presentation (60 minutes)Sharing Research that Informs Mathematics Education

Using Mathematics Education Research to Develop Fraction Concepts: Integrating Learning Progressions and Formative Assessment
Participants will examine the Ongoing Assessment Project (OGAP) that draws on findings and recommendations in mathematics education research in the development of fraction concepts and fluency, and integrates formative assessment and learning progressions. OGAP is used in Alabama, Vermont, New Hampshire, Nebraska, Philadelphia, and Michigan.

 

Lead Speaker: Marjorie Petit
Co-Presenter: Robert Laird

1606  2:45 PM to
3:45 PM
OCC 202GeneralRegular Presentation (60 minutes)Coaching That Matters

Coaching Teachers' Planning for Mathematical-Practice-Focused Instructional Routines: A Vehicle for Developing Practice
Instructional routines can be used to develop students’ use of the Standards for Mathematical Practice, but this involves some specific planning strategies for teachers. We’ll focus on specific ways that coaches can support teachers in this planning process to focus on some key instructional decisions that lead to effective use of these routines.

 

Lead Speaker: Grace Kelemanik
Co-Presenter: Amy Lucenta

1607  2:45 PM to
3:45 PM
OCC 203GeneralRegular Presentation (60 minutes)Cultivating Leadership In a Time of Change

Leading Change: Professional Development (PD) Moves That Promote New Ways of Thinking, Learning, and Teaching
Meaningful PD opportunities provide time for participants to develop pedagogical content knowledge while reflecting on practice. But teachers want to walk out the door with "activities they can use tomorrow." Join us as we examine strategic PD moves that customize and enhance presentations while layering classroom tasks with deep adult learning.

 

Lead Speaker: Kimberly Rimbey

1608  2:45 PM to
3:45 PM
OCC 204Elementary
(K - 5)
Regular Presentation (60 minutes)Coaching That Matters

Unit Planning as an Approach for Professional Learning
The shift to CCSSM amplifies the need to develop mathematical knowledge for teaching. Engaging teams in the unit planning process builds teacher knowledge in a relevant, meaningful and timely context. We will consider teacher, coach, and administrator perspectives as we examine a protocol, structures, and resources for investing in this approach.

 

Lead Speaker: Molly Daley
Co-Presenter: Tawny Malone

1609  2:45 PM to
3:45 PM
OCC 205Middle
(6 - 8)
Regular Presentation (60 minutes)Cultivating Leadership In a Time of Change

Cultivating Teacher-Leaders by Helping Them Serve Students with Disabilities
Teaching techniques for supporting and empowering students with learning disabilities, including those with Asperger’s, will be discussed. Embracing teacher-leader strategies will strengthen collegial bonds while working collaboratively to assimilate these best practices into your own classroom in order to serve this special population.

 

Lead Speaker: Debbie Gochenaur

1610  2:45 PM to
3:45 PM
OCC 206GeneralRegular Presentation (60 minutes)Advancing the Social Justice Conversation

Neurodiversity and Mathematics: A Radical Rethinking of Children with Disabilities in Inquiry Mathematics Classrooms
The time has come to challenge deficit thinking about disability and mathematics. Learn about neurodiversity (educating through strengths rather than deficits), explore digital resources that provide access to research that supports including children with disabilities in mathematical inquiry, and participate in activities to shift teacher perspectives.

 

Lead Speaker: Rachel Lambert

1611  2:45 PM to
3:45 PM
OCC 207GeneralTechnology ShowcaseEnhancing Mathematics Education in the Digital Age

Defining a Model Mathematics Classroom in Physical and Virtual Schools
Best instructional practice for teaching and learning has focused on teacher and student behaviors observable in classrooms. Math Solutions has worked to define the model mathematics classroom, capturing these behaviors in our Instructional Practices Inventory. This session will explore the model virtual classroom based on what we know about face-to-face teaching and learning. First 20 participants will receive Faster Isn’t Smarter, Messages about Math, Teaching and Learning in the 21st Century, 2nd Edition, by Cathy L. Seeley.

 

Lead Speaker: Patricia Clark
Co-Presenter: Marji Freeman

1612  2:45 PM to
3:45 PM
OCC 208GeneralRegular Presentation (60 minutes)Enhancing Mathematics Education in the Digital Age

Cultivating an Online Mathematical Community: Changing Professional Learning so It Matches the Way We Live
By cultivating an online mathematical community, leaders encourage a school culture of communication and collaboration. In this session, we will consider the necessary conditions and structures to collaborate in professional learning with teachers. Leaders develop an action plan to leverage current resources fostering a rich online learning community.

 

Lead Speaker: Mary Mitchell
Co-Presenter: Jennifer Chintala

1613  2:45 PM to
3:45 PM
OCC 210/11High School
(9 - 12)
Regular Presentation (60 minutes)Advancing the Social Justice Conversation

How Do We Help Underrepresented Minority Students Reach Their Potential in Mathematics?
Learn how implementing the CCSSM can help underrepresented minority students be successful in completing college prep mathematics classes. Explore how a problem-based unit can pique students' interest in mathematics, help them develop problem-solving skills, and also help them practice basic skills they may not have yet mastered.

 

Lead Speaker: Lisa Miller

1614  2:45 PM to
3:45 PM
OCC 212GeneralRegular Presentation (60 minutes)Coaching That Matters

Intentional Coaching and Planning: Integrating Practices into Content Instruction
Are you a coach who leads professional learning on integrating practices and content? Do you encourage intentional planning for instruction leveraging the Standards for Mathematical Practice? This session will explore how the freely available resources on InsideMathematics.org support your efforts in planning and facilitating coaching sessions.

 

Lead Speaker: Ann Roman
Co-Presenter: Katey Arrington

1615  2:45 PM to
3:45 PM
CaliforniaSecondary
(6-12)
Regular Presentation (60 minutes)Coaching That Matters

On Your Mark! Get Set! Go! Danielson, the Standards for Mathematical Practice (SMP), and Formative Assessment Racing Hand in Hand
The rule of three says when things come in threes, they are more effective. Participants will make connections among the domains in Danielson's Framework, the SMP, and Formative Assessment strategies. Through active engagement, participants will discover the potential implications for improving teacher capacity and raising student achievement.

 

Lead Speaker: Tammy Rudolph
Co-Presenter: Leslie Johnson
Co-Presenter: Maria Everett

1616  2:45 PM to
3:45 PM
OaklandSecondary
(6-12)
Regular Presentation (60 minutes)Sharing Research that Informs Mathematics Education

A Framework for Building Procedural Fluency on a Foundation of Conceptual Understanding
The Comprehensive Mathematics Instruction Framework, developed by the Brigham Young University Public School Partnership, highlights the relationships between conceptual, procedural and representational understanding. The components of the framework—Teaching Cycle, Learning Cycle, and Continuum of Understanding—will be described and illustrated.

 

Lead Speaker: Scott Hendrickson
Co-Presenter: Sterling Hilton

1617  2:45 PM to
3:45 PM
SkylineSecondary
(6-12)
Regular Presentation (60 minutes)Cultivating Leadership In a Time of Change

Leading Change with a Growth Mindset
Leaders who lead with a growth mindset also influence and change the mindsets of staff. Explore how to apply growth mindset research to change efforts, infusing leadership moves for change with growth mindset practices. Emily Diehl brings 7 years' experience as a program improvement coach to the conversation, providing examples from K–12 schools.

 

Lead Speaker: Emily Diehl

1620  3:00 PM to
3:45 PM
Exhibit Hall WestGeneralPanel DiscussionCultivating Leadership In a Time of Change

HOT TOPICS I
Table 1 Lucy West will discuss how to have a positive impact within your sphere of influence—no matter what your role or title! Table 2 Swapna Mukhopadhyay will discuss equity, access, and relevance. Table 3 Chris Shore will discuss how we teach grade level content and address gaps in prerequisite knowledge at the same time.

 

Lead Speaker: Lucy West
Co-Presenter: Swapna Mukhopadhyay
Co-Presenter: Chris Shore

1701  4:00 PM to
5:00 PM
Grand Ballroom EFGHGeneralMajor PresentationAdvancing the Social Justice Conversation

From Individual to Collective Action in Improving Our Students' Mathematical Achievement
So many of us become teachers because we want to nurture our students’ academic and social development and thus contribute to the betterment of our society. But in an environment of accountability for only narrow dimensions of learning, time for working on our broader goals is hard to come by. I argue that only through vibrant communities of practice and in activities that allow us to work collectively to realize our most fundamental hopes can we improve our students’ life chances and address the longstanding barriers to equity in our school systems.

 

Lead Speaker: Uri Treisman

1702  4:00 PM to
5:00 PM
Grand Ballroom ABCIntermediate
(3 - 5)
Spotlight SpeakerSharing Research that Informs Mathematics Education

Supporting the CCSSM NF Learning Progression and Avoiding Errors by Using the Standards for Mathematical Practice (SMP)
Common errors known from research that students make with fractions will be discussed. Participants will make research-based mathematical drawings to support understanding by all students to overcome such errors. They will discuss videos of students explaining fraction computation and discuss the SMP in action in these situations.

 

Lead Speaker: Karen Fuson

1703  4:00 PM to
5:00 PM
Junior Ballroom 1-2Middle
(6 - 8)
Regular Presentation (60 minutes)Enhancing Mathematics Education in the Digital Age

Distance Learning for Teachers: Adventuring into Online Mathematics Professional Development (PD)
Our challenge—helping teachers in 23 states apply cognitive design principles in their mathematics curriculum. Our solution—venturing into online PD for mathematics teachers. See examples of teacher learning activities and hear how teachers valued the experience. We’ll share lessons learned and engage attendees in sharing of ideas and experiences.

 

Lead Speaker: Catherine Carroll

1704  4:00 PM to
5:00 PM
Junior Ballroom 3-4GeneralRegular Presentation (60 minutes)Sharing Research that Informs Mathematics Education

Fraction Number Talks: Moving Beyond Telling
We will look at Fraction Number Talks as a vehicle for shifting teacher beliefs about teaching and learning fractions from a procedural approach to one that focuses on making relationships to build understanding. Classroom videos will be used to analyze student strategies and misconceptions in the area of fractions.

 

Lead Speaker: Sherry Parrish
Co-Presenter: Ann Dominick

1705  4:00 PM to
5:00 PM
OCC 201Secondary
(6-12)
Regular Presentation (60 minutes)Sharing Research that Informs Mathematics Education

Growth Mindset Interventions Yield BIG Dividends
Mindset makes a big difference in students' belief that they can and need to learn mathematics. In response to the many teaching experiences that do not promote mathematical reasoning and efficacy, one high school teacher chose to provide mindset interventions that made a significant impact on herself as an educator and on her students.

 

Lead Speaker: Tina Westwood
Co-Presenter: Cathi Cracraft

1706  4:00 PM to
5:00 PM
OCC 202Elementary
(K - 5)
Regular Presentation (60 minutes)Enhancing Mathematics Education in the Digital Age

A Picture + Technology = Understanding x 10
Tape Diagrams, Bar Models, and other pictorial representations sit at the intersection of CCSSM, problem solving and technology! Come solve problems from the simple to the complex, and investigate a web-based program and iPad app that will help anyone incorporate this practical and visual problem-solving strategy into their classrooms.

 

Lead Speaker: Cassandra Turner
Co-Presenter: Lauri Susi

1707  4:00 PM to
5:00 PM
OCC 203Secondary
(6-12)
Regular Presentation (60 minutes)Coaching That Matters

High School Coaching Model: Building Bridges Between Coaching and a PLC Culture
With the rigorous demands of new standards and assessments, how can high school mathematics coaches make connections between teaching and learning and collaborative team actions? We will explore the coaching model for an urban district to ensure continual learning for adults and students, and share tools for coaching collaborative teacher teams.

 

Lead Speaker: Kris Cunningham
Co-Presenter: Jeanette Scott

1708  4:00 PM to
5:00 PM
OCC 204Elementary
(K - 5)
Regular Presentation (60 minutes)Cultivating Leadership In a Time of Change

Leaders Who Never Stop Learning: Using Research and Reflection to Develop Effective Professional Development (PD)
This session is about two educators leading a district’s multi-year implementation of PD focused on improving students’ number sense. We will share the research and thinking behind our job-embedded, sustained PD design. Participants will view video clips, engage with number sense activities, and discuss our PD logic model.

 

Lead Speaker: Jessica Shumway
Co-Presenter: Julie Everett

1709  4:00 PM to
5:00 PM
OCC 205High School
(9 - 12)
Regular Presentation (60 minutes)Advancing the Social Justice Conversation

Yes, They Can! Supporting English Learners in Doing Meaningful Mathematics
All students are mathematical thinkers and learners. To make this a classroom reality, systematic supports must be in place for both mathematical content and language. We will discuss how to scaffold content without reducing the cognitive demand, and how to support discussion so all students are engaged in the Standards for Mathematical Practice.

 

Lead Speaker: Barbara Kuehl

1710  4:00 PM to
5:00 PM
OCC 206Middle
(6 - 8)
Regular Presentation (60 minutes)Advancing the Social Justice Conversation

Teaching Mathematical Argumentation Equitably in Urban Districts
Researchers and practitioners have collaborated to find new ways to meet the needs of diverse learners in addressing CCSSM Practice 3: • improvisational activities to support productive norms, meeting the socio-emotional learning needs of underserved youth in argumentation. • technology-based curriculum and structures supporting justification.

 

Lead Speaker: Jennifer Knudsen
Co-Presenter: Harriette Stevens
Co-Presenter: Teresa Lara-Meloy

1711  4:00 PM to
5:00 PM
OCC 207GeneralTechnology ShowcaseCoaching That Matters

Finally! A Coaching Framework That's Actually About the Mathematics
Looking to improve feedback for mathematics teachers? Experience the power of the Mathematical Quality of Instruction (MQI) instrument in focusing discussions of mathematics instruction and guiding teachers’ growth. The MQI is a CCSSM-aligned, mathematics-specific rubric from Harvard University. Learn how our MQI video-based, virtual coaching helps teachers improve.

 

Lead Speaker: Samantha R. Booth
Co-Presenter: Claire Gogolen
Co-Presenter: Kirk Walters

1712  4:00 PM to
5:00 PM
OCC 208GeneralRegular Presentation (60 minutes)Coaching That Matters

Techniques That Support Struggling and Novice Teachers
This interactive session will include conversations about and illustrations of research-based and proven strategies that assist novice and struggling mathematics teachers to develop effective communication skills, implement concept-based curricula, use formative assessment strategies, and participate in communities of practice.

 

Lead Speaker: Richard Parr

1713  4:00 PM to
5:00 PM
OCC 210/11Secondary
(6-12)
Regular Presentation (60 minutes)Advancing the Social Justice Conversation

Secondary Course Sequences: San Francisco and Oakland Partnering Across the Bay Bridge
Math leaders from San Francisco and Oakland collaborated for 18 months around a secondary course sequence aligned with CCSSM. With SERP partners Harold Asturias and Phil Daro, both districts developed board policy approved unanimously by their respective boards. Hear what we've learned about policy, programs, teacher learning, and public outreach.

 

Lead Speaker: Phil Tucher
Co-Presenter: Lizzy Hull Barnes
Co-Presenter: Phil Daro
Co-Presenter: Harold Asturias

1714  4:00 PM to
5:00 PM
OCC 212Secondary
(6-12)
Regular Presentation (60 minutes)Coaching That Matters

Coaching High School Number Talks: Moving Beyond Experimentation to a More Targeted, Strategic, and Purposeful Approach
This session is for coaches and teacher leaders who want to support secondary mathematics instruction through the use of number talks. We will learn how one community, through coaching, designed number talks that connected to their instructional units, strengthened classroom discourse, and made mathematical connections explicit for students.

 

Lead Speaker: Crystal Lancour
Co-Presenter: Jennifer Trievel

1715  4:00 PM to
5:00 PM
CaliforniaGeneralRegular Presentation (60 minutes)Cultivating Leadership In a Time of Change

How Coaches and Principals Work Together to Create Opportunities to Talk About Teaching and Learning
Imagine having opportunities for teachers to come together regularly to engage in rich conversations about teaching and learning. This session explores how coaches and principals organize schools that support professional dialogue among teachers that promotes professional growth. We discuss impactful learning designs and leadership practices.

 

Lead Speaker: Melinda Knapp
Co-Presenter: Lynsey Gibbons

1716  4:00 PM to
5:00 PM
OaklandGeneralRegular Presentation (60 minutes)Cultivating Leadership In a Time of Change

Improving Assessment Literacy for Students, Parents, Educators, and Policymakers with Five Essential Understandings
Explore best practices for effective assessment in terms of five key principles: linking test purposes to appropriate decisions, variations in test quality, accuracy of test scores, valid uses of assessment data, and fairness. Participants will work in teams to apply the principles to describe and evaluate assessment conditions and outcomes.

 

Lead Speaker: Angela Broaddus

1717  4:00 PM to
5:00 PM
SkylineIntermediate
(3 - 5)
Regular Presentation (60 minutes)Coaching That Matters

Making Sense of Mathematics for Teaching: Leading with Content
We collaboratively model an approach to mathematics professional development that is focused on empowering teachers to make sense of mathematics through targeted tasks and that leads with content in the foreground and process in the background. Participants will explore selecting powerful mathematics tasks and applying learning progressions.

 

Lead Speaker: Thomasenia Adams
Co-Presenter: Juli Dixon
Co-Presenter: Edward Nolan

1802  5:15 PM to
5:45 PM
Grand Ballroom ABCGeneralRegular Presentation (60 minutes)Cultivating Leadership In a Time of Change

What's It All About? An Orientation for Those New to the NCSM Annual Conference
This is a repeat of the morning session for those who are new to the NCSM Annual Conference. Participants will network with others, review the structure of the conference, explore the different conference options, set personal priorities and goals, and work on a personal plan of what to do and where to go during the conference.

 

Lead Speaker: Sharon Rendon

1803  5:15 PM to
5:45 PM
Junior Ballroom 1-2GeneralMeetingCultivating Leadership In a Time of Change

Regional Directors and State Team Leaders
This meeting of the appointed NCSM State Team Leaders and NCSM Regional Directors will focus on the critical work of NCSM for 2016-2017. In particular we will discuss future plans for state and provincial meetings, Regional Leadership Seminars, and professional development ideas using new NCSM products. This meeting is for invited team leaders.

 

Lead Speaker: Bill Barnes

 
All Sessions -- Tuesday, Tuesday, April 12
 
2018  7:00 AM to
8:00 AM
Exhibit Hall WestGeneralFunctionCultivating Leadership In a Time of Change

Lead from the Middle: Empowering Your Teams Through Times of Change
School districts and the organizations that support them are going through extraordinary amounts of change. In this session, Christine Willig, President of McGraw-Hill Education K-12, reveals tested approaches to driving transformation. Anyone can lead from any chair and any position, and true change will happen by releasing that power in your organization. Lead from the middle!

 

Lead Speaker: Christine Willig

2101  8:15 AM to
9:15 AM
Grand Ballroom EFGHGeneralMajor PresentationCultivating Leadership In a Time of Change

NCSM Vision 2020—Mathematics Education Leadership for the Future
How Might We change the teaching and learning of mathematics so that our students no longer grow up to tell about their negative experiences in mathematics class. I am sure each of us can share a story…. "Math didn’t make sense to me" or "I was never good at math." Now is the time for us - mathematics education leaders - to change the conversation from one where our students’ mathematical journey "ends" with a sense of hopelessness. Now is the time that the mathematics education leadership community unites to ensure that all students have access to high quality mathematics learning experiences; all students achieve at high levels and grow academically; all students are engaged in mathematics that is meaningful, relevant, and accessible; all students graduate college and career-ready; and all students are prepared to contribute to society as mathematically literate citizens. Join us as we answer the question: "How Might We – the NCSM membership – chart a course to change the future?"

 

Lead Speaker: John W. Staley

2102  8:15 AM to
9:15 AM
Grand Ballroom ABCGeneralSpotlight SpeakerAdvancing the Social Justice Conversation

Support Novice Teachers to Be Culturally Empathetic
We will explore two critical questions for coaches: "How do we teach each child well in a racist nation?" and "How can each teacher improve her or his leadership for equity?" Using a teacher residency model we will consider implementation of equity-based practices to strengthen mathematical learning.

 

Lead Speaker: Ruth Cossey
Co-Presenter: Karen Mayfield-Ingram

2103  8:15 AM to
9:15 AM
Junior Ballroom 1-2Elementary
(K - 5)
Regular Presentation (60 minutes)Coaching That Matters

Flipped Professional Development: Sustaining and Supporting Mathematics Specialists/Instructional Leaders
Using an adaptation of the flipped classroom, this session will present a model for "flipping professional development" using examples from the Guiding Principles of Principles to Actions that address the ongoing support needed to sustain elementary mathematics specialists/instructional leaders.

 

Lead Speaker: Francis (Skip) Fennell
Co-Presenter: Beth Kobett
Co-Presenter: Jon Wray

2104  8:15 AM to
9:15 AM
Junior Ballroom 3-4Middle
(6 - 8)
Regular Presentation (60 minutes)Cultivating Leadership In a Time of Change

Envisioning Classrooms of Empowered and Mathematically Proficient Students
Powerful student learning requires active engagement. Let’s discuss what it means and looks like to empower all students through rich mathematical experiences in learning environments that promote student Agency, Authority, and Identity as defined in TRU Math. Classroom video and student work examples are used to provoke conversation among leaders.

 

Lead Speaker: Yvonne Grant
Co-Presenter: Emma Trevino

2105  8:15 AM to
9:15 AM
OCC 201Middle
(6 - 8)
Regular Presentation (60 minutes)Coaching That Matters

Lessons Learned Developing Coaching Strategies for Task Rigor, Relevance, and Richness
Coaching strategies to augment rigor, relevance, and richness of teachers’ tasks will be presented. How to implement tasks using innovative technology, CueThink, will also be shared and participants will role play to experience the process. The session take-aways include coaching protocols, sample "makeovers," and OER resources to reference.

 

Lead Speaker: Norma Gordon

2106  8:15 AM to
9:15 AM
OCC 202Elementary
(K - 5)
Regular Presentation (60 minutes)Coaching That Matters

Leading a Learning Lab: A Visit is Worth a Thousand Words
Come learn how one district created a learning lab classroom where teachers could see Number Talks, Cognitively Guided Instruction, and other best practices in action. We will discuss the logistics of how the learning lab worked, as well as the key role coaches played in the process.

 

Lead Speaker: Leandra Cleveland
Co-Presenter: Amy Cheatham
Co-Presenter: Melissa Johnson
Co-Presenter: Mona Starr

2107  8:15 AM to
9:15 AM
OCC 203Middle
(6 - 8)
Regular Presentation (60 minutes)Enhancing Mathematics Education in the Digital Age

Rethinking Ratios and Proportional Relationships: Implications for Teacher Leaders
An interactive discussion will focus on a technology-leveraged approach for teaching ratios, bringing coherence across grades to "tough to teach/tough to learn" content. The session will consider the shifts necessary to develop real understanding of proportions, the research behind the shifts, and the role of teacher leaders in making this happen.

 

Lead Speaker: Michelle Rinehart

2108  8:15 AM to
9:15 AM
OCC 204GeneralRegular Presentation (60 minutes)Sharing Research that Informs Mathematics Education

Formative Assessment: Practical Solutions That Leverage Promising Practices from Research
Are you trying to implement formative assessment to improve student achievement? What does the research say, and how do we turn promising practices from research into practical solutions for busy teachers? This session will consider how a comprehensive formative assessment process leads to classroom climate shifts and improved student achievement.

 

Lead Speaker: Katey Arrington

2109  8:15 AM to
9:15 AM
OCC 205Elementary
(K - 5)
Regular Presentation (60 minutes)Cultivating Leadership In a Time of Change

Using Cognitively Guided Instruction in Children's Mathematics to Promote Student Thinking and Conceptual Understanding
This session will assist K-5 teachers in understanding how children's mathematical thinking develops and reflecting on how to help children build upon their natural problem solving strategies. Participants will learn how students approach various problem types and how teachers can use this knowledge to probe for deeper conceptual understanding.

 

Lead Speaker: Julie Antill
Co-Presenter: Linda Null

2110  8:15 AM to
9:15 AM
OCC 206GeneralSponsor ShowcaseSharing Research that Informs Mathematics Education

Number Talks: Fractions, Decimals, and Percentages
The use of Number Talks to develop efficient, accurate, and flexible computation strategies with rational numbers will be explored. We will look at common student-invented strategies based on the CCSSM and the use of the Standards for Mathematical Practice.

 

Lead Speaker: Sherry Parrish
Co-Presenter: Ann Dominick

2111  8:15 AM to
9:15 AM
OCC 207Middle
(6 - 8)
Technology ShowcaseEnhancing Mathematics Education in the Digital Age

Connecting Concepts in Grades 6–8
New standards require us to think differently about how we teach mathematics. In this session, we will explore interactive lessons and instructional strategies that help students connect their thinking across grade levels to build a deeper understanding of mathematics.

 

Lead Speaker: Jennifer Wilson
Co-Presenter: Jill Gough

2112  8:15 AM to
9:15 AM
OCC 208GeneralRegular Presentation (60 minutes)Cultivating Leadership In a Time of Change

Supporting Teachers in Building Procedural Fluency from Conceptual Understanding
Connecting procedures with conceptual understanding facilitates learning and retention of procedures and applying them appropriately. Yet, doing so is challenging for many teachers. This session examines effective strategies and resources to support teachers in developing fluency from conceptual understanding and common pitfalls to avoid.

 

Lead Speaker: Diane Briars

2113  8:15 AM to
9:15 AM
OCC 210/11GeneralRegular Presentation (60 minutes)Cultivating Leadership In a Time of Change

Professional Learning Communities: A Catalyst for Sustaining Exemplary Mathematics Teachers In High Need Schools
Professional Learning Communities (PLC) play multifaceted roles by providing sources of ongoing instructional support for teachers. Using engaging images and video clips, we share characteristics of an online PLC as we explore the influence of the PLC on the retention of exemplary mathematics teachers in high need schools.

 

Lead Speaker: Christine Thomas
Co-Presenter: Rabia Shahbaz

2114  8:15 AM to
9:15 AM
OCC 212GeneralRegular Presentation (60 minutes)Coaching That Matters

Mathematics Education Trust (MET) Grants and Scholarships: What They Are, How to Apply
Don't miss out! The Mathematics Education Trust supports teachers with funds for materials, lesson development, conferences, courses, professional development, technology, in-service, and action research. Learn what's available and how to apply. You'll also hear tips for choosing the most appropriate award for you and enhancing your chances to win.

 

Lead Speaker: Linda Fulmore
Co-Presenter: Richard Seitz

2115  8:15 AM to
9:15 AM
CaliforniaGeneralRegular Presentation (60 minutes)Enhancing Mathematics Education in the Digital Age

Leading in the Digital Landscape Part I: Leveraging Technology to Enhance Professional Learning (PL)
Join us to preview NCSM’s latest professional learning resource, the It’s Time App. The app is a blended-learning tool, designed to move PL experiences flexibly and powerfully into today’s digital landscape. It allows leaders to analyze district readiness in key areas, learn about and share related information, and make action plans to raise the bar.

 

Lead Speaker: Arjan Khalsa
Co-Presenter: Marc Garneau
Co-Presenter: Kelly Kutach
Co-Presenter: Valerie L. Mills

2116  8:15 AM to
9:15 AM
OaklandIntermediate
(3 - 5)
Regular Presentation (60 minutes)Coaching That Matters

Practicing the Five Practices: Coaching Teachers to Use Student Work in Planning
One of the most productive ways teachers can collaborate is to look at student work in order to facilitate productive mathematical discussions. This work is best when it happens just in time to use the work the next day. We'll practice the practice of sequencing and discuss how coaches can support teachers to use student work as they plan together.

 

Lead Speaker: Max Ray-Riek

2117  8:15 AM to
9:15 AM
SkylineGeneralRegular Presentation (60 minutes)Enhancing Mathematics Education in the Digital Age

Live Virtual Lesson Studies: Connecting Teachers and Classrooms for Professional Learning
Engaging in lesson study is a powerful form of professional development but not always easy to do within one school. The virtual lesson study model connects many teachers in real time, using existing classroom technology. Learn how to replicate this model to enhance the teaching and learning of mathematics for you and your colleagues.

 

Lead Speaker: Michael Flynn
Co-Presenter: Jan Szymaszek

2201  10:00 AM to
11:00 AM
Grand Ballroom EFGHGeneralMajor PresentationCultivating Leadership In a Time of Change

Kay Gilliland Equity Lecture: Visibly and Invisibly Helping Every Teacher Help Every Student Achieve
Our educational system won’t be a success until and unless we embrace the notion that every single student deserves the opportunity to become a powerful mathematical thinker. Let’s think together about the strategies and actions it takes for that to happen and the role of leaders in initiating, nurturing, supporting, and sustaining changes that will last over time

 

Lead Speaker: Cathy Seeley

2202  10:00 AM to
11:00 AM
Grand Ballroom ABCGeneralSpotlight SpeakerSharing Research that Informs Mathematics Education

A Brief History of Mathematics Education: Lessons for Today's Leaders
Arguments concerning what and how to teach mathematics today are not new. If we are to make progress we must stop recycling the same old arguments. This session will examine implications from the past for your work as a leader today as you strive to constructively engage parents and the public in order to improve student learning.

 

Lead Speaker: Matt Larson

2203  10:00 AM to
11:00 AM
Junior Ballroom 1-2GeneralRegular Presentation (60 minutes)Enhancing Mathematics Education in the Digital Age

A Tool for Selecting and Implementing a 3-Act Mathematical Modeling Task
Many mathematics educators are sharing the 3-Act Mathematical Modeling Task with the mathematics education community on-line. NCSM has posted on the web a new tool to help mathematics education leaders and teachers select and implement a task. Participants will explore using the tool and discuss strategies for sharing the tool with teachers.

 

Lead Speaker: Linda Griffith

2204  10:00 AM to
11:00 AM
Junior Ballroom 3-4GeneralRegular Presentation (60 minutes)Sharing Research that Informs Mathematics Education

Smarter Balanced - Making Connections: Eliciting to Acting on Evidence
We’ll look at several Smarter Balanced summative test questions, along with the field-test data from these items, in order to use that information to inform instruction.

 

Lead Speaker: Judy Hickman

2205  10:00 AM to
11:00 AM
OCC 201Primary
(PK - 2)
Regular Presentation (60 minutes)Coaching That Matters

Strategies to Support the Standards for Mathematical Practice Through Mathematical Discourse
Explore strategies that mathematics coaches can use in professional development and classrooms for structuring and guiding young learners in discourse with children’s literature as the springboard. Participants will examine strategies such as PEER, Wh-prompts, CROWD, and a Reader’s Guide to engage young children in purposeful discussions.

 

Lead Speaker: Lynn Columba

2206  10:00 AM to
11:00 AM
OCC 202Middle
(6 - 8)
Regular Presentation (60 minutes)Enhancing Mathematics Education in the Digital Age

Ready for an Upgrade? Using Blended Learning to Enhance Professional Development and Student Learning
How do you take core fundamentals from Powerful Problem Solving (Ray, 2013), Principles to Actions, and Boaler's YouCubed and transfer them to a blended learning environment? We will share our journey of utilizing technology to enhance professional development for teachers and transforming student learning in the classroom.

 

Lead Speaker: Jennifer Trievel
Co-Presenter: Erin Igo

2207  10:00 AM to
11:00 AM
OCC 203Secondary
(6-12)
Regular Presentation (60 minutes)Advancing the Social Justice Conversation

Supporting All Learners in a Common Core Classroom: A Focus on Reasoning and Language Development in 6–12 Mathematics
Meeting the needs of mathematics teachers supporting ELL students’ learning of mathematics and the ESOL teacher supporting students’ learning of language through mathematics requires a team effort. Learn about a professional learning experience and engage in tasks that highlight the importance of teacher collaboration to meet the needs of students.

 

Lead Speaker: Jane LaVoie
Co-Presenter: Stephanie Martin
Co-Presenter: Genie Foster

2208  10:00 AM to
11:00 AM
OCC 204GeneralRegular Presentation (60 minutes)Cultivating Leadership In a Time of Change

Principal's Toolkit: Leadership Resulting in Effective CCSSM Implementation
This presentation focuses on resources that principals and other school site leaders can use in order to implement the CCSSM instructional shifts of focus, coherence, and rigor at their school sites. The expectations of the CCSSM are attainable once school leaders provide opportunities for teachers to learn the content in a meaningful way.

 

Lead Speaker: Jared DuPree

2209  10:00 AM to
11:00 AM
OCC 205Elementary
(K - 5)
Regular Presentation (60 minutes)Sharing Research that Informs Mathematics Education

Fraction! Fraction! Learn All About 'Em: Professional Development (PD) Research Results and Building Schema Through Problem Solving
Experience a research-based instructional sequence on fraction concepts to increase teachers’ content knowledge, instructional practices, and student engagement. Learn a PD structure that supports implementing rigorous, CCSSM-aligned problem solving. Teacher reflections, analysis of student work, and changes in teacher effectiveness will be shared.

 

Lead Speaker: Erich Zeller

2210  10:00 AM to
11:00 AM
OCC 206Secondary
(6-12)
Regular Presentation (60 minutes)Enhancing Mathematics Education in the Digital Age

Creating An Authentic Blended Experience
Collaborative classroom? Check. Computer lab? Check. A connected class and lab experience....? This workshop will give you the tools to create a cohesive mathematical environment for students.

 

Lead Speaker: Janet Tomlinson
Co-Presenter: Stephanie Doran

2211  10:00 AM to
11:00 AM
OCC 207GeneralTechnology ShowcaseCoaching That Matters

From Standards to Practice: Leading Teachers to Improve Student Understanding Through Formative Assessment
How do you lead teachers to think beyond today’s lesson plan and connect to the learning goals for their students? We’ll discuss how to monitor and respond to student feedback in order to move toward those goals. Learn valuable tips for integrating teaching practices, questioning strategies and technology into your own training with teachers.

 

Lead Speaker: Jill Gough
Co-Presenter: Jennifer Wilson

2212  10:00 AM to
11:00 AM
OCC 208GeneralRegular Presentation (60 minutes)Cultivating Leadership In a Time of Change

Adopting New Math Books? Start the Process by Selecting a Newly Updated Textbook Analysis Toolkit to Inform Your Work!
We will explore the updated NCSM/NCTM Curriculum Analysis Toolkit developed under the direction of the Council of Chief State School Officers. New supporting resources include: Look For guides to focus users on critical textbook features and Textbook Analysis Professional Learning Activities to build a shared vision of effective textbook design.

 

Lead Speaker: Valerie L. Mills
Co-Presenter: Diane Briars

2213  10:00 AM to
11:00 AM
OCC 210/11Intermediate
(3 - 5)
Regular Presentation (60 minutes)Coaching That Matters

The Whole Problem-Solving Process: Traversing the Chasms Between Thinking, Talking, Writing, and Typing Mathematics
High-stakes tests are just one time we expect students to read a problem on the computer and then type an answer. It’s easy to lose sight of the phases involved in the process of producing a finished product. We’ll look at samples that highlight this issue and strategies to support moving from thinking to talking to writing to typing.

 

Lead Speaker: Annie Fetter

2214  10:00 AM to
11:00 AM
OCC 212Middle
(6 - 8)
Regular Presentation (60 minutes)Enhancing Mathematics Education in the Digital Age

Looking for Student Thinking in Middle Grades Data and Statistics
We will describe how we designed indicators of student learning in the SUDDS Learning Map by analyzing examples of student-invented procedures for middle grades data and statistics. These indicators drove the development of innovative diagnostic assessment tools designed to help teachers see and understand student learning across time.

 

Lead Speaker: Ryan Jones
Co-Presenter: Jere Confrey
Co-Presenter: Margaret Hennessey
Co-Presenter: Meetal Shah

2215  10:00 AM to
11:00 AM
CaliforniaGeneralRegular Presentation (60 minutes)Sharing Research that Informs Mathematics Education

(How) Can Video Be Used to Support Teacher Learning?
Video records of teaching have become broadly available and are increasingly popular for use in teacher development. We will offer a framework for selecting among the types of videos available (e.g., Teaching Channel, participants’ own teaching) and protocols for using videos to support teacher learning of mathematics and teaching practices.

 

Lead Speaker: Deborah Ball
Co-Presenter: Meghan Shaughnessy
Co-Presenter: Nicole Garcia
Co-Presenter: Sarah Kate Selling

2216  10:00 AM to
11:00 AM
OaklandPrimary
(PK - 2)
Regular Presentation (60 minutes)Coaching That Matters

Coaching: Maximizing the Learning of Mathematics in the Early Years
In this session you will be engaged in exploring effective coaching strategies and the research on using mathematics coaches in the early learning classroom and their impact on changing instructional practice and improving student achievement. We will also identify the roles and responsibilities of coaches and building communities of practice.

 

Lead Speaker: Alison Paskal
Co-Presenter: Kylie Flynn
Co-Presenter: Lisa Sandberg
Co-Presenter: Prentice Starkey

2217  10:00 AM to
11:00 AM
SkylineGeneralRegular Presentation (60 minutes)Enhancing Mathematics Education in the Digital Age

Creating and Supporting an Online Professional Learning Community (PLC) of K–12 Mathematics Teachers
We will discuss design features of a statewide online course for in-service teachers that enabled them to come together as a PLC focused on improving their mathematics teaching practices. Teachers worked on implementing tasks that promote reasoning and problem solving. Strategies and structures for supporting high functioning PLCs will be shared.

 

Lead Speaker: Jeff Ziegler
Co-Presenter: Sara Brown
Co-Presenter: Paige Richards

2220  10:15 AM to
11:00 AM
East 1GeneralPanel DiscussionCultivating Leadership In a Time of Change

Hot Topics II
Table 1 Tim Kanold will discuss achieving equity through the lens of a professional learning community culture. Table 2 Lisa Brown and Brian Newsom will discuss promoting growth mindsets among teachers. Table 3 Michael Steele will discuss sensible approaches to acceleration and compression, moving beyond tracking.

 

Co-Presenter: Tim Kanold
Co-Presenter: Lisa Brown
Co-Presenter: Brian Newsom
Co-Presenter: Michael Steele

2301  11:15 AM to
12:15 PM
Grand Ballroom EFGHGeneralMajor PresentationAdvancing the Social Justice Conversation

Mathematics for All
In Principles and Standards for School Mathematics, NCTM provided a grand vision of mathematics for all. This phrase soon became a popular slogan. Although a worthy premise, in this session I will critically interrogate it in terms of both equity and access. Primarily the focus will be to develop an understanding on whose mathematics is foregrounded and valorized, and whose funds of knowledge are left out. I will share ideas on shifting to mathematics of all as a premise for learning, teaching, and curriculum design.

 

Lead Speaker: Swapna Mukhopadhyay

2302  11:15 AM to
12:15 PM
Grand Ballroom ABCSecondary
(6-12)
Spotlight SpeakerSharing Research that Informs Mathematics Education

Supporting Educators in Applying Psychology and Learning Sciences Research in Classrooms
As leaders, how can we engage teachers in studying and applying the latest findings from psychology and the learning sciences? In what ways can we connect this research to their everyday classroom routines, the Standards for Mathematical Practice, and students' social-emotional learning competencies? Explore these questions and promising practices.

 

Lead Speaker: Lisa Brown
Co-Presenter: Brian Newsom

2303  11:15 AM to
12:15 PM
Junior Ballroom 1-2GeneralRegular Presentation (60 minutes)Coaching That Matters

Building a Bridge Between Coaching Skills and Teaching ELLs
Listening and paraphrasing are considered essential coaching skills. Similarly, when teachers employ these skills with ELLs they can better understand student thinking, and therefore, support student learning. Join us to learn and practice these skills that can be dually purposed for coaching and teaching.

 

Lead Speaker: Maggie McGatha
Co-Presenter: Jennifer Bay-Williams

2304  11:15 AM to
12:15 PM
Junior Ballroom 3-4Primary
(PK - 2)
Regular Presentation (60 minutes)Cultivating Leadership In a Time of Change

Achieving Mathematical Fact Fluency! Every Administrator's Responsibility!
Kim Sutton has lead many schools and districts nationally to achieving mathematical fact fluency. Come and be inspired by her motivating style of using music, dance, and practical ideas for achieving this realistic goal! Assist teachers in setting up a plan for mathematical fact fluency with addition and subtraction. Leave with ready-to-go ideas!

 

Lead Speaker: Kim Sutton

2305  11:15 AM to
12:15 PM
OCC 201Secondary
(6-12)
Regular Presentation (60 minutes)Advancing the Social Justice Conversation

Fighting the Good Fight: Standing up for Equity in Mathematics
San Francisco has worked for two years to develop and implement a board policy that detracks mathematics classes through the end of 10th grade. Through research from the field and attention to our data we have framed this as a social justice issue and an instructional opportunity. Hear the superintendent and curriculum leaders reflect on our experiences.

 

Lead Speaker: Lizzy Hull Barnes
Co-Presenter: Richard Carranza

2306  11:15 AM to
12:15 PM
OCC 202CollegePresidents ExchangeEnhancing Mathematics Education in the Digital Age

The Evolution of Online Learning from a Teacher's and Student's Perspective
Technology has certainly been evolving during the span of this instructor's nearly 40-year teaching career. Be prepared to participate in this discussion of what used to be, what is, and what may happen in the future from both a teacher's and student's point of view. Come and share your experiences as well!

 

Lead Speaker: Jane Tanner

2308  11:15 AM to
12:15 PM
OCC 204High School
(9 - 12)
Regular Presentation (60 minutes)Enhancing Mathematics Education in the Digital Age

Merging the CCSSM with 21st Century STEM: Effective Integration and Cross-Curricular Alignment
By incorporating 21st century Web 2.0 Skills, students can discover, analyze and create STEM projects, demonstrating how scientific applications are developed from algebraic fundamentals. Conceptual understanding reaches synthesis as students publish their work, creating a wiki or web page to share with mathematics or science students and teachers.

 

Lead Speaker: Peg Hartwig

2309  11:15 AM to
12:15 PM
OCC 205CollegeRegular Presentation (60 minutes)Sharing Research that Informs Mathematics Education

Supporting Secondary Mathematics Pre-Service Teachers in Developing Their Own Formative Assessment Practices
This presentation is based on a study focused on pre-service teachers (PSTs) developing formative assessment practices. I will share data on how methods courses helped PSTs develop their knowledge and ability to implement formative assessment practices in their classrooms. Participants will engage in discussion about ways to support PSTs.

 

Lead Speaker: Joanne Philhower

2310  11:15 AM to
12:15 PM
OCC 206GeneralSponsor ShowcaseSharing Research that Informs Mathematics Education

The Struggle Is Real: Bringing Authentic Opportunities for Productive Struggle
We all know that productive struggle is critical to creating powerful learning experiences and to effective teaching. This is easier said than done. Join us for a hands-on workshop to learn about productive struggle for your students. You will leave with practical ideas and tools to help you create opportunities for authentic productive struggle.

 

Lead Speaker: Meghan Hearn
Co-Presenter: Colette Chambers

2311  11:15 AM to
12:15 PM
OCC 207Elementary
(K - 5)
Technology ShowcaseEnhancing Mathematics Education in the Digital Age

Online Personalized Learning: Understand, Apply, and Create with Redbird Mathematics
Experience the CCSSM native mathematics learning environment that personalizes on a key-stroke by key-stroke basis for your students. See how STEM themes and projects inspire students to synthesize the mathematics they understand as they create solutions to STEM problems.

 

Lead Speaker: Janet Pittock

2312  11:15 AM to
12:15 PM
OCC 208GeneralRegular Presentation (60 minutes)Cultivating Leadership In a Time of Change

Ross Taylor Past Presidents Session: Speed Chats Exploring Critical Leadership Issues and Solutions
Participants will have the opportunity to work with former NCSM Presidents on a number of current critical leadership issues. Speed chats offer participants an opportunity to explore a range of ideas and possible solutions to benefit everyday leadership challenges in support of new and experienced leaders at all levels.

 

Lead Speaker: Suzanne Mitchell
Co-Presenter: Henry Kepner
Co-Presenter: Steve Leinwand
Co-Presenter: Diane Briars
Co-Presenter: Valerie L. Mills
Co-Presenter: Carole Greenes
Co-Presenter: Linda Gojak

2313  11:15 AM to
12:15 PM
OCC 210/11High School
(9 - 12)
Regular Presentation (60 minutes)Enhancing Mathematics Education in the Digital Age

Using Technology to Foster the Standards for Mathematical Practice (SMP): More than Using Tools Strategically
Developing students' abilities in the SMP requires purposeful planning. Technology provides a tool in which students can explore mathematics, develop reasoning abilities, and problem solve through rich tasks. This session examines rich tasks and provides strategies that support teacher focus on explicit instruction in practices.

 

Lead Speaker: Katie England

2314  11:15 AM to
12:15 PM
OCC 212High School
(9 - 12)
Regular Presentation (60 minutes)Coaching That Matters

Problem-Based Learning of Mathematics: Coaching for Productive Struggle and Making Key Ideas and Connections Explicit
This session will feature high school teacher leaders, coaches, and a high school administrator committed to problem-based learning. The team will share data and content-focused coaching video illustrating Hiebert and Grouws' two research-based teaching principles, promoting productive struggle and making key ideas and connections explicit.

 

Lead Speaker: Jamila Riser
Co-Presenter: Michael Reitemeyer
Co-Presenter: Robin Corrozi
Co-Presenter: Michael Young

2315  11:15 AM to
12:15 PM
CaliforniaMiddle
(6 - 8)
Regular Presentation (60 minutes)Sharing Research that Informs Mathematics Education

Professional Development That Empowers Teachers to Implement the Standards for Mathematical Practice with a Focus on Problem Solving
This session will explore an effective professional development model for improving teachers’ and students’ problem-solving behaviors. Topics will include promoting classroom discourse, shifting to a student-centered classroom, and teacher and student resources. Preliminary results of the Arizona Mathematics Partnership NSF grant will be shared.

 

Lead Speaker: James Vicich
Co-Presenter: April Strom

2316  11:15 AM to
12:15 PM
OaklandSecondary
(6-12)
Regular Presentation (60 minutes)Enhancing Mathematics Education in the Digital Age

Using Technology to Explore Probabilistic Simulations
Standards require students to use simulations to find compound probabilities in 7th grade. In high school, students use simulations to determine model accuracy, develop a margin of error, and decide if differences between parameters are significant. We will explore computer-based simulations using freely available software and a commercial product.

 

Lead Speaker: Ingrid Ristroph
Co-Presenter: Kathi Cook

2317  11:15 AM to
12:15 PM
SkylineSecondary
(6-12)
Regular Presentation (60 minutes)Coaching That Matters

Coaching for Rigor: Essential Elements
The CCSSM call for rigor. How do we coach teachers to make it happen? What are the classroom dimensions that matter for learning? We will examine successful models for coaching from SVMI and TRU Math that support teachers to behave their way into shifting practices. Coaching instruments shared also provide guidance for PLC conversations.

 

Lead Speaker: Mardi Gale

2418  12:30 PM to
2:00 PM
Exhibit Hall WestGeneralFunctionCultivating Leadership In a Time of Change

Leading Teachers to Impact Student Learning
As mathematics leaders, we wear many hats as we procure and provide leadership and learning opportunities for mathematics educators in our schools. How can we continue to advance this critical work? How can we help teachers transform into teacher leaders as they continue to make mathematics more relevant, meaningful, and accessible for more students? What can we do in our own professional growth to impact how students learn and understand mathematics? In this session, we will look at the roles mathematics supervisors play in leading the conversation about leveraging technology, resources, and best practices in support of effective learning.

 

Lead Speaker: Michelle Rinehart

2501  2:15 PM to
3:15 PM
Grand Ballroom EFGHGeneralMajor PresentationSharing Research that Informs Mathematics Education

Learning to See, Connect With, and Build Students' Resources
Teaching effectively depends on building on students’ strengths and using what they already know and can do to support their development. However, it is not always easy to see what students bring, especially when working across the many differences of culture, race, language, age, gender identity, and national origin that can exist between teachers and students. A paradox is that, without knowing mathematics well, teachers can easily not notice children’s mathematical ideas and practices, yet teachers’ knowledge can also obscure from view children’s different ways of approaching and thinking about math. In this presentation, we will explore ways in which teachers can sharpen their ability to see and hear their students’ mathematical strengths and resources.

 

Lead Speaker: Deborah Ball

2502  2:15 PM to
3:15 PM
Grand Ballroom ABCMiddle
(6 - 8)
Spotlight SpeakerEnhancing Mathematics Education in the Digital Age

Linking Digital Diagnostic Assessments to Indicators on Learning Trajectories to Meet Students' Diverse Needs
Students and teachers often rely on data from assessments that measure mastery of isolated content pieces instead of a student’s progress on a learning trajectory. The SUDDS diagnostic assessments and reporting system, with a learning map, help students reflect on their learning and, with teachers, engage in instructional planning.

 

Lead Speaker: Jere Confrey
Co-Presenter: Ryan Jones
Co-Presenter: Margaret Hennessey
Co-Presenter: Meetal Shah

2503  2:15 PM to
3:15 PM
Junior Ballroom 1-2GeneralRegular Presentation (60 minutes)Cultivating Leadership In a Time of Change

Moving Principles to Actions: Curriculum and Technology
In Principles to Actions, NCTM sets forth five principles describing essential elements of effective school mathematics programs. This session focuses on specific actions that support the Curriculum and Tools and Technology Principles through a set of professional learning resources designed to support teachers and other stakeholders.

 

Lead Speaker: W. Gary Martin
Co-Presenter: Francis (Skip) Fennell

2504  2:15 PM to
3:15 PM
Junior Ballroom 3-4Secondary
(6-12)
Regular Presentation (60 minutes)Cultivating Leadership In a Time of Change

Real-World Applications, In Theory and In Practice
How have video games changed over time? How many people should you date before you propose? Can you really trust your memory? In this presentation, we’ll engage in authentic (real-world) and cognitively rigorous activities for secondary math classrooms, and discuss how to use them to foster a culture of conversation and critical thinking.

 

Lead Speaker: Karim Ani

2505  2:15 PM to
3:15 PM
OCC 201Secondary
(6-12)
Regular Presentation (60 minutes)Enhancing Mathematics Education in the Digital Age

Building Bridges Between Mathematical Tasks and Digital Resources
Ever hear students ask, "Why do we need to learn this?" Mathematical tasks that are both meaningful and relevant to students' experiences help answer this question before it is even asked. In this session, we will explore ways to help teachers select powerful digital resources to invite student exploration into rich, meaningful mathematical tasks.

 

Lead Speaker: Paul Gray

2506  2:15 PM to
3:15 PM
OCC 202Elementary
(K - 5)
Regular Presentation (60 minutes)Coaching That Matters

Guided Planning: Forming a Keystone Habit
Team planning is a "keystone habit" that gains traction as teachers begin to recognize how the benefits ripple into their instruction. Short, focused time spent studying content and curriculum builds confidence and promotes responsive teaching. Participants will learn guided planning protocols that will elevate the rewards of regular team planning.

 

Lead Speaker: Cristina Charney
Co-Presenter: Janeal Maxfield

2507  2:15 PM to
3:15 PM
OCC 203Secondary
(6-12)
Regular Presentation (60 minutes)Sharing Research that Informs Mathematics Education

Empowering Teacher Leaders Through Innovative Professional Development: The South Texas STEM Center
This session will report on the development, implementation, and initial findings of the South Texas STEM Center, a collaborative professional development program that centers on culturally responsive, problem-based teaching strategies. We will discuss the program structure and present findings related to teacher beliefs, practice, and outcomes.

 

Lead Speaker: Emily Bonner
Co-Presenter: Oscar Chavez
Co-Presenter: Guadalupe Carmona
Co-Presenter: Marta Zuflacht
Co-Presenter: Can Saygin
Co-Presenter: Betty Travis

2509  2:15 PM to
3:15 PM
OCC 205GeneralRegular Presentation (60 minutes)Cultivating Leadership In a Time of Change

Assessment Literacy—What Leaders Really Need to Know
The Michigan Assessment Consortium created Assessment Literacy Standards for individuals affected by student assessments. Standards for teachers, administrators, and policymakers serve as a foundation from which we come to understand what assessment literacy means and the role and purpose of comprehensive, balanced, quality assessment systems.

 

Lead Speaker: Denise Brady

2510  2:15 PM to
3:15 PM
OCC 206GeneralRegular Presentation (60 minutes)Enhancing Mathematics Education in the Digital Age

Supporting Student Learning Through iTunes Course Development: Finding the Conceptually Based Resources
Pennsylvania has begun developing iTunes U Courses for Mathematics ranging from Kindergarten to Algebra II. Finding resources (apps, videos, activities) that support conceptual understanding is challenging. Come hear what resources we have found to support this level of understanding as well as how we have incorporated content-creation apps.

 

Lead Speaker: Michele Burgess
Co-Presenter: Corinne Murawski
Co-Presenter: Michael Fierle

2511  2:15 PM to
3:15 PM
OCC 207Intermediate
(3 - 5)
Technology ShowcaseEnhancing Mathematics Education in the Digital Age

Using Adaptivity to Personalize Homework in Grades 3-5
Personalized. Differentiated. Adaptive. These are just some of the words used to describe many of the different tools and approaches in education. Learn how enVisionmath2.0 is using adaptivity to save teachers time while making homework and practice more meaningful for students.

 

Lead Speaker: Heidi Bruhn

2512  2:15 PM to
3:15 PM
OCC 208Middle
(6 - 8)
Presidents ExchangeAdvancing the Social Justice Conversation

Equity and Excellence: Understanding Ratios and Proportional Reasoning
We want all students to develop mathematical proficiency in using ratios and proportional reasoning. For this to occur, we must address the language needs of students, particularly English learners, and address our own understanding of ratios and proportional reasoning, thus focusing on equity and excellence. Be prepared to do some mathematics!

 

Lead Speaker: Susie Hakansson

2513  2:15 PM to
3:15 PM
OCC 210/11GeneralRegular Presentation (60 minutes)Advancing the Social Justice Conversation

Four Keys to Effective Mathematics Leadership
During this collaborative session, leaders will investigate four tenets of effective district leadership. Leaders will work together to examine tools and resources designed to improve mathematics teaching and learning, build leadership capacity, and empower students and families as equal partners.

 

Lead Speaker: Mona Toncheff
Co-Presenter: Bill Barnes

2514  2:15 PM to
3:15 PM
OCC 212Middle
(6 - 8)
Regular Presentation (60 minutes)Coaching That Matters

Promoting Rich Mathematical Discourse Through Teacher Support
How do we support teachers in engaging students in rich mathematical discourse? Come learn about the purposeful pedagogy model designed to engage, assess, plan, and evaluate students’ understandings of core mathematical ideas. We will share engaging tasks, strategies to enhance discourse, and resources that are ready to use with your teachers.

 

Lead Speaker: Tammy Guthrie
Co-Presenter: Laura Kent

2515  2:15 PM to
3:15 PM
CaliforniaIntermediate
(3 - 5)
Regular Presentation (60 minutes)Coaching That Matters

Coaching the Standards for Mathematical Practice (SMP): Supporting Teachers Through Rich Mathematical Tasks
The SMP are central to doing and teaching mathematics, yet can be hard to articulate. We will stage a "fishbowl" demonstration to model how rich mathematical tasks can serve as a vehicle for supporting and assessing teacher knowledge and use of the practices.

 

Lead Speaker: Diana Sherman
Co-Presenter: Dave Kennedy

2516  2:15 PM to
3:15 PM
OaklandGeneralRegular Presentation (60 minutes)Enhancing Mathematics Education in the Digital Age

Lessons Learned: Meeting the Needs of All Students
Making the rigor and coherence of the CCSSM reality in a classroom of real students is a challenge. Learn how teachers at the Mandell School met the challenge using a combination of asynchronous learning, whole class instruction, small groups, and technology. Explore how to integrate these components into your classroom.

 

Lead Speaker: Tiffany Della Vedova
Co-Presenter: Janet Pittock

2517  2:15 PM to
3:15 PM
SkylineSecondary
(6-12)
Regular Presentation (60 minutes)Coaching That Matters

Great Tasks: The Pleasure and Luxury of Being Wrong in Mathematics!
What tasks are your teachers taking on in their Professional Learning Communities (PLC)? We examine characteristics of powerful PLC models that engage teachers in exciting discourse on how to improve student talk. Teachers then offer learners opportunities to experience cognitive dissonance and create, examine, and correct wrong strategies.

 

Lead Speaker: Richard Seitz
Co-Presenter: David Erickson

2605  3:30 PM to
4:15 PM
OCC 201GeneralCaucus

NCSM Regional Caucus: Central Region 1
The caucus provides opportunities for you to connect, network, and celebrate regional success with fellow leaders. Your NCSM Regional Director and state/provincial leaders will share information on NCSM initiatives, national/provincial issues, and future events. There will be door prizes—we look forward to seeing you at the caucus.

 

Lead Speaker: Gwen Zimmermann

2606  3:30 PM to
4:15 PM
OCC 202GeneralCaucus

NCSM Regional Caucus: Central Region 2
The caucus provides opportunities for you to connect, network, and celebrate regional success with fellow leaders. Your NCSM Regional Director and state/provincial leaders will share information on NCSM initiatives, national/provincial issues, and future events. There will be door prizes—we look forward to seeing you at the caucus.

 

Lead Speaker: Comfort Akwaji-Anderson

2607  3:30 PM to
4:15 PM
OCC 203GeneralCaucus

NCSM Regional Caucus: Eastern Region 1
The caucus provides opportunities for you to connect, network, and celebrate regional success with fellow leaders. Your NCSM Regional Director and state/provincial leaders will share information on NCSM initiatives, national/provincial issues, and future events. There will be door prizes—we look forward to seeing you at the caucus.

 

Lead Speaker: Suzanne Libfeld

2608  3:30 PM to
4:15 PM
OCC 204GeneralCaucus

NCSM Regional Caucus: Eastern Region 2
The caucus provides opportunities for you to connect, network, and celebrate regional success with fellow leaders. Your NCSM Regional Director and state/provincial leaders will share information on NCSM initiatives, national/provincial issues, and future events. There will be door prizes—we look forward to seeing you at the caucus.

 

Lead Speaker: Bill Barnes

2609  3:30 PM to
4:15 PM
OCC 205GeneralCaucus

NCSM Regional Caucus: Southern Region 1
The caucus provides opportunities for you to connect, network, and celebrate regional success with fellow leaders. Your NCSM Regional Director and state/provincial leaders will share information on NCSM initiatives, national/provincial issues, and future events. There will be door prizes—we look forward to seeing you at the caucus.

 

Lead Speaker: Deborah Crocker

2610  3:30 PM to
4:15 PM
OCC 206GeneralCaucus

NCSM Regional Caucus: Southern Region 2
The caucus provides opportunities for you to connect, network, and celebrate regional success with fellow leaders. Your NCSM Regional Director and state/provincial leaders will share information on NCSM initiatives, national/provincial issues, and future events. There will be door prizes—we look forward to seeing you at the caucus.

 

Lead Speaker: Linda Griffith

2611  3:30 PM to
4:15 PM
OCC 207GeneralCaucus

NCSM International Caucus
The caucus provides opportunities for you to connect, network, and celebrate regional success with fellow leaders. Your NCSM Regional Director and state/provincial leaders will share information on NCSM initiatives, national/provincial issues, and future events. There will be door prizes—we look forward to seeing you at the caucus.

 

Lead Speaker: John Staley

2612  3:30 PM to
4:15 PM
OCC 207GeneralCaucus

NCSM Regional Caucus: Canadian Region
The caucus provides opportunities for you to connect, network, and celebrate regional success with fellow leaders. Your NCSM Regional Director and state/provincial leaders will share information on NCSM initiatives, national/provincial issues, and future events. There will be door prizes—we look forward to seeing you at the caucus.

 

Lead Speaker: Marc Garneau

2613  3:30 PM to
4:15 PM
OCC 208GeneralCaucus

NCSM Regional Caucus: Western Region 2
The caucus provides opportunities for you to connect, network, and celebrate regional success with fellow leaders. Your NCSM Regional Director and state/provincial leaders will share information on NCSM initiatives, national/provincial issues, and future events. There will be door prizes—we look forward to seeing you at the caucus.

 

Lead Speaker: Nancy Drickey

2614  3:30 PM to
4:15 PM
OCC 210/11GeneralCaucus

NCSM Regional Caucus: Western Region 1
The caucus provides opportunities for you to connect, network, and celebrate regional success with fellow leaders. Your NCSM Regional Director and state/provincial leaders will share information on NCSM initiatives, national/provincial issues, and future events. There will be door prizes—we look forward to seeing you at the caucus.

 

Lead Speaker: Sandie Gilliam

2619  3:30 PM to
4:15 PM
OCC 212GeneralCaucus

NCSM Past-President Caucus
The caucus provides opportunities for you to connect, network, and celebrate with fellow past-presidents. Valerie Mills will share information on NCSM initiatives, national/provincial issues, and future events. There will be door prizes—we look forward to seeing you at the caucus.

 

Lead Speaker: Valerie L. Mills

2705  4:30 PM to
5:15 PM
Junior Ballroom 1-2GeneralMeetingCultivating Leadership In a Time of Change

NCSM Annual Business Meeting and State of the Organization Report
NCSM President John W. Staley will present the State of the Organization, including our Annual Membership and Financial Reports. John will describe the progress on the 2015–2016 initiatives, positions papers, and other strategic priorities for the next year. New NCSM Affiliates will receive their certificates. All members are welcome and encouraged to attend to learn about opportunities for getting involved in NCSM.

 

Lead Speaker: John W. Staley
Co-Presenter: Jon Manon

2818  5:30 PM to
7:00 PM
Exhibit Hall WestGeneralFunctionCultivating Leadership In a Time of Change

Discovery Education Networking Reception (ticket required)
Discovery Education Networking Reception (ticket required)

 

Lead Speaker: Hall Davidson

 
All Sessions -- Wednesday, Wednesday, April 13
 
3018  7:30 AM to
8:30 AM
Exhibit Hall WestGeneralFunctionSharing Research that Informs Mathematics Education

Informing Practice Through Research: Ten Lessons
Come explore ten lessons I learned through my transition from a thirteen-year elementary mathematics classroom teacher to working for a research organization. We’ll cover topics spanning a variety of mathematics content areas from Pre-K through 8th Grade. We’ll also explore research based pedagogical ideas and instructional implications.

 

Lead Speaker: Zachary Champagne

3101  8:45 AM to
9:45 AM
Grand Ballroom EFGHGeneralMajor PresentationCultivating Leadership In a Time of Change

The Secret to Leading Sustainable Change: Vision, Focus, Feedback, and Action!
The leadership role of central office leader, school site administrator, instructional coach, or department chair, is daunting and thrilling! Your effort to become great at three aspects of your leadership work: vision, focus, and feedback will serve you and those you lead to produce high-quality work and improved student achievement every day!

 

Lead Speaker: Tim Kanold

3102  8:45 AM to
9:45 AM
Grand Ballroom ABCElementary
(K - 5)
Spotlight SpeakerCoaching That Matters

Critical Connections
Teaching students to make sense of problems may be the single most important thing we can do. But what exactly does that look like? Join us as we make surprising connections between part-whole models, comparison word problems and simultaneous equations. Mathematics is amazing when it actually makes sense!

 

Lead Speaker: Greg Tang

3103  8:45 AM to
9:45 AM
Junior Ballroom 1-2Secondary
(6-12)
Regular Presentation (60 minutes)Cultivating Leadership In a Time of Change

Demonstrating Understanding of Algebraic Concepts
Other than following a series of prescribed steps, how can students show they have deep conceptual understanding? First, you’ll explore one algebraic concept that connects ideas and demonstrates true understanding. Then, leader actions and thought processes applying to daily instruction will be shared. Every student can fully understand algebra!

 

Lead Speaker: Robyn Silbey

3104  8:45 AM to
9:45 AM
Junior Ballroom 3-4GeneralRegular Presentation (60 minutes)Cultivating Leadership In a Time of Change

Using Curriculum Alignment Tools to Support Administrator Learning About the Expectations of the CCSSM
How can tools designed to examine curriculum alignment also be used to help administrators explore the expectations of the CCSSM? Learn what happened when school administrators met to examine cognitive demand, balance of rigor, and the Standards for Mathematical Practice in order to better understand what to look for during mathematics instruction.

 

Lead Speaker: Linda Davenport
Co-Presenter: Anurupa Ganguly

3105  8:45 AM to
9:45 AM
OCC 201Intermediate
(3 - 5)
Regular Presentation (60 minutes)Sharing Research that Informs Mathematics Education

Fraction Division Using Hands-On Measurement Models
In this session we will collaboratively explore hands-on spatial measurement (length, area, volume) activities for professional development and classroom use to support conceptual understanding of division of fractions. We will also discuss connections to the CCSSM and research related to the understanding of these concepts.

 

Lead Speaker: Nicholas Gilbertson
Co-Presenter: John Smith
Co-Presenter: V. Satyam
Co-Presenter: Jia He

3106  8:45 AM to
9:45 AM
OCC 202GeneralRegular Presentation (60 minutes)Coaching That Matters

Who Coaches the Coach? Supporting Coaches in Developing Teachers' Ambitious Mathematics Teaching Practices
In this session, we will share our work in developing a coaching learning community that supported coaches to establish and lead teacher learning communities. Participants will view and discuss videos of the coaching activities and will receive suggestions for creating and facilitating both types of learning communities.

 

Lead Speaker: Marta Kobiela
Co-Presenter: Kara Jackson
Co-Presenter: Terry Lin
Co-Presenter: Peter Clark
Co-Presenter: Saba Din
Co-Presenter: Zachary Parker

3107  8:45 AM to
9:45 AM
OCC 203GeneralRegular Presentation (60 minutes)Cultivating Leadership In a Time of Change

Symposium on Montana Mathematics Teaching: A Broad-Spectrum Effort to Examine, Celebrate and Improve K–12 Mathematics Education
Montana’s SuMMiT is an assembly of university mathematics educators, faculty from two-year, tribal, and private colleges, and K–12 mathematics leaders. Learn how this diverse network builds capacity for outstanding pre-service and in-service professional learning through collaborative planning and sharing of programs, projects, and research.

 

Lead Speaker: Jennifer Luebeck
Co-Presenter: Georgia Cobbs
Co-Presenter: Lisa Scott

3108  8:45 AM to
9:45 AM
OCC 204Elementary
(K - 5)
Regular Presentation (60 minutes)Coaching That Matters

Feedback as a Fractal
For coaches, giving feedback is essential for improving teacher practice. For students, teacher feedback is critical for improving learning. Is there a correlation between the two? In this session, we share specific feedback tools that can be used by content coaches and teachers to improve teaching and learning.

 

Lead Speaker: Antonia Cameron
Co-Presenter: Lucy West

3109  8:45 AM to
9:45 AM
OCC 205GeneralRegular Presentation (60 minutes)Enhancing Mathematics Education in the Digital Age

A Distance-Delivery Model for Teaching and Learning the SMP: Theory, Experience, and Practice
We will share methods used in a distance-delivered course to enhance teacher implementation of the Standards for Mathematical Practice through professional development. Using video samples of student behavior, the audience will actively participate in the analysis and reflection practices from our course.

 

Lead Speaker: Sandy Schoff
Co-Presenter: Deborah Narang

3110  8:45 AM to
9:45 AM
OCC 206Secondary
(6-12)
Regular Presentation (60 minutes)Advancing the Social Justice Conversation

Developing the Standards for Mathematical Practice (SMP) with Special Needs and Other At-Risk Students
Developing the SMP with special needs and other at-risk students can be challenging. Learn about classroom strategies used effectively in classrooms to meet this challenge, and hear from teachers and professional development and support providers about using rich mathematical tasks with appropriate supports to develop the SMP.

 

Lead Speaker: James Short
Co-Presenter: Vicki Vierra
Co-Presenter: Jennifer Silva

3111  8:45 AM to
9:45 AM
OCC 207Elementary
(K - 5)
Regular Presentation (60 minutes)Enhancing Mathematics Education in the Digital Age

Using Technology in Powerful Ways: Effective Technology Integration to Promote Student Growth
Many teachers have access to technology, but struggle to infuse available technology into mathematics instruction in ways that deepen student thinking and impact student growth. In this interactive session, we will share how we use educational research to model effective technology integration strategies in our development of school leaders.

 

Lead Speaker: Amanda Zimolzak
Co-Presenter: Denise Porter
Co-Presenter: Sara Buethe
Co-Presenter: Jenna Ryan

3112  8:45 AM to
9:45 AM
OCC 208GeneralRegular Presentation (60 minutes)Sharing Research that Informs Mathematics Education

Challenges in Mathematics Education: A Call to Action
In recent years, politicians, the business community, and the Council of Chief State School Officers, amongst others have impacted the mathematics education conversation. This session will look at the challenges we face in mathematics education from the CCSSM, to teacher evaluation, to testing and provide talking points and research to take back the conversation.

 

Lead Speaker: Eric Milou

3113  8:45 AM to
9:45 AM
OCC 210/11GeneralPresidents ExchangeSharing Research that Informs Mathematics Education

A Review of Research on the Integration of Mathematics and Science: Independent Subjects to STEM
Numerous models have been offered describing the integration of mathematics and science. Words such as integrated, coordinated, interdisciplinary, thematic and other terms have been used with the acronym STEM now being popular. The session will provide an overview of published research related to such integration.

 

Lead Speaker: Gil Naizer

3114  8:45 AM to
9:45 AM
OCC 212GeneralRegular Presentation (60 minutes)Advancing the Social Justice Conversation

Building a Social Justice Mathematics Educator Community of Practice
Join a discussion about one county’s effort to build a community of social justice mathematics educators, examining the process as well as outcomes for teachers and students. Participants will look at the conditions of their site and identify an entry point for mathematics education that has equity and social justice as an explicit lens and outcome.

 

Lead Speaker: Celine Liu
Co-Presenter: James Town
Co-Presenter: Juwen Lam

3115  8:45 AM to
9:45 AM
CaliforniaGeneralRegular Presentation (60 minutes)Sharing Research that Informs Mathematics Education

Findings from the NCSM/AMTE Joint Task Force on Formative Assessment (FA): Two New Powerful Lenses on a Familiar Topic
Join us as we first explore the critical role that FA plays sitting quietly inside popular instructional frameworks & approaches such as Discourse, Cognitively Guided Instruction, learning progressions, etc. Next, we will consider an opportunity to use FA as a cohering thread across seemingly diverse PL efforts to deepen teacher growth over time.

 

Lead Speaker: Valerie L. Mills
Co-Presenter: Edward A. Silver
Co-Presenter: Marilyn Strutchens
Co-Presenter: Megan Burton
Co-Presenter: Wanda Audrict

3116  8:45 AM to
9:45 AM
OaklandHigh School
(9 - 12)
Regular Presentation (60 minutes)Enhancing Mathematics Education in the Digital Age

Social Chatter That Matters—Digital Networking in Today's Mathematics Classroom
Come discuss ways to promote student interaction and dialogue through innovative technology. Learn how to implement social learning tactics to deepen understanding and support the Standards for Mathematical Practice. Leaders will come away with positive practices on engaging students in virtual collaboration and optimizing the power of mathematical conversations.

 

Lead Speaker: Kim Sadler
Co-Presenter: Eli Luberoff

3117  8:45 AM to
9:45 AM
SkylineMiddle
(6 - 8)
Regular Presentation (60 minutes)Coaching That Matters

Gone Are the Days of "Who Wants to Share?" Coaching Teachers to Select and Sequence Student Work
Using the research-based OGAP (Ongoing Assessment Project) learning progression for proportional reasoning, participants will experience intentionally selecting and sequencing student work to make a variety of effective solution strategies available to students. Through sequencing they will facilitate student movement along a learning progression.

 

Lead Speaker: Beth Hulbert
Co-Presenter: Mary Abele-Austin

3201  10:00 AM to
11:00 AM
Grand Ballroom EFGHGeneralMajor PresentationAdvancing the Social Justice Conversation

Moving Principles into Actions: Access and Equity
In Principles to Actions, NCTM sets forth a vision to support the goal of ensuring the mathematical success of all students. This session introduces professional learning resources designed to support teachers and other stakeholders as they strive to achieve the vision outlined in the Access and Equity Principle.

 

Lead Speaker: Marilyn Strutchens

3202  10:00 AM to
11:00 AM
Grand Ballroom ABCIntermediate
(3 - 5)
Spotlight SpeakerSharing Research that Informs Mathematics Education

Productive Lingering: Elementary Students Learn About Structure of the Operations Through Representation-Based Argument
Too often representations are passed over quickly, as if what they illustrate is obvious. What does it look like when grades 2–5 students spend focused time creating, comparing, and analyzing representations in order to understand the structure and behavior of the operations? Video examples from our research will be used to examine these questions.

 

Lead Speaker: Susan Jo Russell

3203  10:00 AM to
11:00 AM
Junior Ballroom 1-2High School
(9 - 12)
Regular Presentation (60 minutes)Sharing Research that Informs Mathematics Education

NCTM's Principles to Actions Toolkit: Promoting Productive Struggle
What does productive struggle look like? How can we encourage students to be engaged when success doesn't happen instantly? We will work on a geometry task, look at a video case based on it, and then examine key steps that were used to keep students on task, discussing and moving forward with their learning. (Video and task available through NCTM.)

 

Lead Speaker: Fred Dillon
Co-Presenter: Melissa Boston

3204  10:00 AM to
11:00 AM
Junior Ballroom 3-4Elementary
(K - 5)
Regular Presentation (60 minutes)Cultivating Leadership In a Time of Change

Leveraging STEM to Strengthen Mathematics Instruction
STEM organizes instruction to highlight connections across disciplines. Early STEM instruction is critically important and can be implemented differently in different contexts. We will discuss strategies for supporting STEM implementation and share examples of K–8 applications that strengthen mathematics instruction and highlight the M in STEM.

 

Lead Speaker: Nora Ramirez
Co-Presenter: Sara Moore

3205  10:00 AM to
11:00 AM
OCC 201Elementary
(K - 5)
Regular Presentation (60 minutes)Coaching That Matters

Trilingual: Supporting Teachers Whose Students Are Learning Through Three Languages
English Language Learners (ELLs) juggle learning through three languages: their first language, English, and the academic language of mathematics. Come share instructional strategies and coaching points specifically designed to support teachers of ELLs during their mathematics lessons.

 

Lead Speaker: Molly Farrell
Co-Presenter: Megan Feige
Co-Presenter: Lori Welsh

3206  10:00 AM to
11:00 AM
OCC 202Primary
(PK - 2)
Regular Presentation (60 minutes)Coaching That Matters

It's All About the Task!
Participants will glimpse inside K–2 classrooms to see the impact that coaching cycles, mathematical tasks, small group instruction, lesson debriefs, and formative assessments have on the development of number sense and mathematical reasoning. Video clips, work samples, and interviews will be used to highlight this journey. K–2 tasks are provided.

 

Lead Speaker: Loria Allen

3207  10:00 AM to
11:00 AM
OCC 208GeneralRegular Presentation (60 minutes)Enhancing Mathematics Education in the Digital Age

Leading in the Digital Landscape Part II: Professional Learning Content Leaders and Teachers Need to Leverage Technology
Join us to preview NCSM’s latest professional learning resource, the It’s TIME App, designed to provide leaders and their teachers with the knowledge needed to utilize digital resources. We will explore the scope of the two-year development project and the first of several modules in this series: Selecting hardware & software for math classrooms.

 

Lead Speaker: Kelly Kutach
Co-Presenter: Marc Garneau
Co-Presenter: Arjan Khalsa
Co-Presenter: Valerie L. Mills

3208  10:00 AM to
11:00 AM
OCC 204Secondary
(6-12)
Regular Presentation (60 minutes)Cultivating Leadership In a Time of Change

Growing Mathematics Leaders: Building Capacity in a Time of Change
The current era of education reform demands that we develop high-quality, effective leaders (It’s Time, 2014). In this engaging session, participants will investigate innovative ways to build leadership capacity. Participants will gain access to professional development resources designed to improve mathematics instruction and leadership.

 

Lead Speaker: Jenny Novak

3209  10:00 AM to
11:00 AM
OCC 205Secondary
(6-12)
Regular Presentation (60 minutes)Enhancing Mathematics Education in the Digital Age

Supporting Teachers in Bridging Levels of Classroom Mathematical Discourse Using Digital Technologies
This session addresses how digital technologies can support teachers in implementing higher levels of mathematical discourse in the classroom. Participants will examine student work, video, and tools to identify opportunities for strengthening classroom mathematical discourse in learning environments that leverage different digital technologies.

 

Lead Speaker: Alden Edson
Co-Presenter: Amanda Thomas

3210  10:00 AM to
11:00 AM
OCC 206GeneralRegular Presentation (60 minutes)Coaching That Matters

The Expanding Endeavor to EQuIP Educators: The Latest Updates, Opportunities, and Resources
EQuIP (Educators Evaluating the Quality of Instructional Products) is an initiative to identify high-quality materials aligned to the CCSSM and to help educators evaluate and improve materials. In this interactive session we will provide an overview and outline the growing library of free resources for classroom and training use.

 

Lead Speaker: Ted Coe

3211  10:00 AM to
11:00 AM
OCC 207Middle
(6 - 8)
Regular Presentation (60 minutes)Coaching That Matters

Coaching Through PLCs: Focusing on Teacher Talk About Data to Strengthen Discussions and Design Targeted Interventions
This session is for coaches and teacher leaders who work with Professional Learning Communities (PLCs) and want to strengthen data discussions. Participants will engage in activities using a coaching tool that focuses on improving teacher talk about student work in order to identify students’ understandings and misconceptions and design targeted interventions.

 

Lead Speaker: Crystal Lancour
Co-Presenter: Jennifer Bonham

3213  10:00 AM to
11:00 AM
OCC 210/11GeneralRegular Presentation (60 minutes)Enhancing Mathematics Education in the Digital Age

How to Empower Productive Engagement in the Digital Age: Cultivating Deep Understanding and Critical Mathematical Practices
Join the conversation with an insightful panel as we discuss levels of productive engagement with students. The growth of consumer technology has changed student expectations for excitement in mathematics classrooms and with mathematical learning technologies. Learn about digital age strategies and tools that help leaders and teachers deepen student understanding.

 

Lead Speaker: Tim Hudson
Co-Presenter: Francis (Skip) Fennell
Co-Presenter: Michelle Herlth
Co-Presenter: Laila Nur
Co-Presenter: John SanGiovanni

3214  10:00 AM to
11:00 AM
OCC 212Secondary
(6-12)
Regular Presentation (60 minutes)Sharing Research that Informs Mathematics Education

Supporting Secondary Teachers' Conceptions of Mathematical Modeling
We discuss challenges in teaching mathematical modeling and present research-based strategies for supporting teachers to navigate this new and unfamiliar terrain. Through our collaboration with teachers, we offer resources for helping teachers become better modelers and for supporting students in becoming successful modelers.

 

Lead Speaker: Michelle Cirillo
Co-Presenter: John Pelesko

3215  10:00 AM to
11:00 AM
CaliforniaGeneralRegular Presentation (60 minutes)Advancing the Social Justice Conversation

What Do Student Say About Equity in the Mathematics Classroom?
In this session, participants will explore strategies for empowering student voice as a catalyst for continuous improvement for a school or district mathematics program. Participants will hear how students describe their experiences in and around the mathematics classroom and regarding issues of equity and cultural proficiency.

 

Lead Speaker: Bill Barnes
Co-Presenter: Jon Wray

3216  10:00 AM to
11:00 AM
OaklandGeneralRegular Presentation (60 minutes)Cultivating Leadership In a Time of Change

Learning, Planning, and Teaching Together: Designing Job-Embedded Professional Development
Come discover TEDD.org, an online resource for designing job-embedded professional development. This website offers mathematically rich instructional activities for K–12 students that groups of teachers can try out together. Explore how collaborating around these activities can support professional learning and transform how teachers work together.

 

Lead Speaker: Kendra Lomax
Co-Presenter: Becca Lewis

3217  10:00 AM to
11:00 AM
SkylineSecondary
(6-12)
Regular Presentation (60 minutes)Cultivating Leadership In a Time of Change

A Reflective Learner Journey from Slide Rule to iPad
Has this been a journey of 180 or 360 degrees? This session will stress the key steps needed to be a reflective learner woven in their stories of 70 years of helping people at thinking mathematically. There will be self and group reflection on: Asking, Listening, Learning. Formative Assessment as a driving force of change will modeled.

 

Lead Speaker: Michael Gould
Co-Presenter: Lisa Bush

3301  11:15 AM to
12:15 PM
Grand Ballroom EFGHGeneralMajor PresentationAdvancing the Social Justice Conversation

Understanding Identity and Agency in Mathematics Teaching and Learning: Working with Teachers to Cultivate Equity-Based Classroom Practices
This presentation will focus on conceptual tools and equity-oriented practices that support powerful mathematics learning. Key concepts include mathematical identity and mathematical agency. Practices will include: (1) rethinking the identities that we often assign students, (2) designing rigorous mathematics instruction, (3) critically reflecting on the identities that teachers themselves bring to teaching, and (4) partnering with families and communities to promote mathematics learning.

 

Lead Speaker: Karen Mayfield-Ingram
Co-Presenter: Danny Martin
Co-Presenter: Julie Aguirre

3302  11:15 AM to
12:15 PM
Grand Ballroom ABCGeneralSpotlight SpeakerCultivating Leadership In a Time of Change

How to Create a Mathematics Teacher Specialist Network
We have developed a thriving network of over 140 mathematics teacher specialists from five counties that regularly meets to collaborate and save time by pulling the best ideas from the group. Members state that it is the best ongoing professional development they receive. Learn how to grow one in your area and avoid potential implementation issues.

 

Lead Speaker: Robert Kaplinsky

3303  11:15 AM to
12:15 PM
Junior Ballroom 1-2Primary
(PK - 2)
Regular Presentation (60 minutes)Sharing Research that Informs Mathematics Education

Teaching Mathematics with Intent: The Power of Intentional Instruction Strategies in Early Mathematics Classrooms
This presentation will demonstrate ways in which supervisors can take a leadership role in working with early level mathematics teachers to develop and implement intentional teaching strategies. Teachers must use their judgment, knowledge, and experience to create learning opportunities that will achieve specific outcomes and goals for their students.

 

Lead Speaker: Stuart Murphy

3304  11:15 AM to
12:15 PM
Junior Ballroom 3-4Elementary
(K - 5)
Regular Presentation (60 minutes)Advancing the Social Justice Conversation

Early Mathematics Intervention: Catching Up Sooner Is Better
Not all students start mathematics with the same innate capacities or environmental experiences. Inequities start early, and gaps expand over time. This session will highlight how to identify critical knowledge and skill gaps in the elementary years, along with ways to build the mathematical reasoning and confidence all students need for long-term success.

 

Lead Speaker: David Dockterman

3305  11:15 AM to
12:15 PM
OCC 201Middle
(6 - 8)
Regular Presentation (60 minutes)Sharing Research that Informs Mathematics Education

What Do They Need? Supporting Middle School Teachers' Professional Development (PD) Needs for Implementing the Common Core
What PD experiences do teachers need to support their implementation of the CCSSM? We will report on a nation-wide, four-year study of teachers’ perceptions of the CCSSM and their PD experiences. We will engage the audience in reflecting on the reported PD experiences and implications for the development of future PD opportunities.

 

Lead Speaker: Cynthia Carson
Co-Presenter: Joanne Philhower
Co-Presenter: Amy Ray

3306  11:15 AM to
12:15 PM
OCC 202Middle
(6 - 8)
Regular Presentation (60 minutes)Enhancing Mathematics Education in the Digital Age

Empowering Teachers to Teach Modeling with Technology
Modeling is an essential outcome and a requirement of the CCSSM (MP.4), yet we rarely engage students appropriately or train teachers effectively. Using models that include turning a book into a movie and recharging a phone, we’ll examine strategies for coaching teachers to use modeling tasks and technology as a regular part of instruction.

 

Lead Speaker: Patrick Vennebush

3307  11:15 AM to
12:15 PM
OCC 203GeneralRegular Presentation (60 minutes)Coaching That Matters

Virtual Lesson Studies: Expanding the Reach of Coaching
Imagine teachers could watch the lesson they are going to teach, before they teach it. In a virtual lesson study around an Illustrative Math task, a diverse group of educators did just that. Through design, facilitation, observation, and revision, participants engage in the lesson study process and leave with a vision for supporting implementation.

 

Lead Speaker: Jody Guarino
Co-Presenter: Jennie Beltramini
Co-Presenter: Shelbi K. Cole
Co-Presenter: Alicia Farmer
Co-Presenter: Kristin Gray
Co-Presenter: Chepina Rumsey

3308  11:15 AM to
12:15 PM
OCC 204Elementary
(K - 5)
Regular Presentation (60 minutes)Coaching That Matters

Creating a Language-Rich Mathematics Class
A language-rich mathematics class is an exciting place. Students are describing their thinking, defending their answers, and discussing mathematical ideas. Join us in this interactive session as we examine techniques for supporting teachers in creating a language-rich environment.

 

Lead Speaker: Sandy Atkins

3309  11:15 AM to
12:15 PM
OCC 205Secondary
(6-12)
Regular Presentation (60 minutes)Enhancing Mathematics Education in the Digital Age

Transformational Geometry—Immediate Interactive Investigations—Engaging Activities iPad, Handheld, Computer Software
Students and teachers discover the geometry in 15 seconds! Get hands-on experience: play, investigate, explore, and discover geometric properties. Students will become engaged and interested—quickly and deeply. Obtain a complete unit of materials and see how to implement the activities. Compass, technology, reasoning, and pedagogy are integrated to encourage success.

 

Lead Speaker: Tom Reardon

3310  11:15 AM to
12:15 PM
OCC 206Secondary
(6-12)
Regular Presentation (60 minutes)Coaching That Matters

Implementing Principles to Actions: Facilitating Meaningful Mathematical Discourse
Not all discussions are productive. What should classroom conversations look and sound like to make mathematical reasoning and sense making central? How can teachers establish norms for mathematical talk? What is the role of interactive dynamic technology? Strategies are offered for shaping discussions to help teachers maximize learning experiences for their students.

 

Lead Speaker: Gail Burrill

3311  11:15 AM to
12:15 PM
OCC 207Intermediate
(3 - 5)
Regular Presentation (60 minutes)Coaching That Matters

Designing High-Quality Professional Learning on Fractions: Rethinking the Meaning of the Numerator and Denominator
Participants will be guided through a framework for creating high-quality professional learning experiences as they consider how the meaning of the numerator and denominator can change when fractions are interpreted in different ways.

 

Lead Speaker: Debi DePaul

3312  11:15 AM to
12:15 PM
OCC 208GeneralRegular Presentation (60 minutes)Cultivating Leadership In a Time of Change

Leadership to Bridge Learning for SPED, ELL, and All Students Who May Struggle with the CCSSM
Participants will experience rigorous mathematics proven to work with special education students. Learn how you can lead others to adapt CCSSM lessons to support students with cognitive challenges. Focus will be on the work of mathematics leaders to provide support for equitable learning by ALL students at both elementary and secondary levels.

 

Lead Speaker: Dianne DeMille
Co-Presenter: Sherry Lane
Co-Presenter: Jennifer Munoz

3313  11:15 AM to
12:15 PM
OCC 210/11GeneralRegular Presentation (60 minutes)Cultivating Leadership In a Time of Change

What Is the Evidence Telling Us About Student Discourse?
Using a number of evidence gathering tools gives a more complete picture of what is happening with student learning through discourse. The San Francisco Unified School District will share how we are measuring this through video in comparison to student small measure surveys and teacher interviews, and how teacher and district leaders are using this to design professional development.

 

Lead Speaker: Emma Trevino
Co-Presenter: Angela Torres
Co-Presenter: Kathy Bradley
Co-Presenter: Glenn Kenyon

3314  11:15 AM to
12:15 PM
OCC 212GeneralRegular Presentation (60 minutes)Advancing the Social Justice Conversation

The Mathematics Classroom as a Forum to Discuss Historical Events and Connect with Current Social Justice Issues
This session presents the Mendez vs. Westminster case (a precursor of Brown) that led to school desegregation in California in 1947. Analysis of data and graphs and the mathematical ideas in the construction of a timeline of events will help make connections between this case and the current state of the education of minority students.

 

Lead Speaker: Susana Davidenko

3315  11:15 AM to
12:15 PM
CaliforniaHigh School
(9 - 12)
Regular Presentation (60 minutes)Cultivating Leadership In a Time of Change

All Hands on Deck: System Level Leadership in Support of Response to Intervention (RtI)
While there is no shortage of behavioral interventions, few have tackled the need for academic interventions in support of multi-tiered systems of support (MTSS). This presentation shares the work of Adlai E. Stevenson High School and the ongoing cycle of continuous improvement in support of the district’s mission toward "Success for Every Student."

 

Lead Speaker: Darshan Jain
Co-Presenter: Valerie Tomkiel

3316  11:15 AM to
12:15 PM
OaklandElementary
(K - 5)
Regular Presentation (60 minutes)Enhancing Mathematics Education in the Digital Age

Using NCSM's Great Tasks in the Digital Age
The Great Tasks provide rich problems to engage students in meaningful mathematics aligned to the CCSSM. Illustrated with classroom examples and examples of innovative technologies, this session will explore how technology supports the Great Tasks in ways that engage and motivate the learner and promote conceptual understanding.

 

Lead Speaker: Connie Schrock
Co-Presenter: Richard Seitz
Co-Presenter: David Pugalee
Co-Presenter: Kit Norris

3317  11:15 AM to
12:15 PM
SkylineGeneralRegular Presentation (60 minutes)Coaching That Matters

Supporting Teachers in Effective Planning and Teaching of CCSSM Aligned Lessons
Review and reflect on strong mathematical instructional practices using free tools that help coaches support teachers in the planning and teaching of CCSSM-aligned lessons. Explore an extensive video library of mathematics lessons, a lesson planning tool, and professional development modules that together give supervisors of mathematics the tools they need.

 

Lead Speaker: Barbara Beske
Co-Presenter: Joanie Funderburk

3418  12:30 PM to
2:00 PM
Exhibit Hall WestGeneralFunctionCultivating Leadership In a Time of Change

From Success to Significance: Strategies for Inspiring Teachers, Supporting Innovation, and Enhancing Your Math Program
This energizing session will inspire mathematics leaders with new ways to think about curriculum, assessment, differentiation, and technology. Learn frameworks for creating experiences that authentically engage students in mathematics practices, understanding the meaning of personalized and blended learning, and considering the implications of digital pedagogy.

 

Lead Speaker: Tim Hudson

3501  2:15 PM to
3:15 PM
Grand Ballroom EFGHElementary
(K - 5)
Major PresentationCultivating Leadership In a Time of Change

Helping Develop Leaders Through Sharing Lessons I've Learned from Classroom Teaching
In this session, I plan to present how I draw on what I’ve learned from teaching students and supporting teachers to contribute to developing prospective mathematics leaders. The session will focus on content of the curriculum, understanding how students learn, organizing the classroom to maximize learning, and making assessment integral to instruction.

 

Lead Speaker: Marilyn Burns

3502  2:15 PM to
3:15 PM
Grand Ballroom ABCElementary
(K - 5)
Spotlight SpeakerSharing Research that Informs Mathematics Education

Noticing Structure, Attending to Precision: Grades 2–5 Students Articulate Generalizations About the Operations
When students can explore regularity across sets of problems and collaborate to find language that best expresses their ideas, they have opportunity to deepen their understanding of operations that often falls away in the rush to learn to calculate. Print and video examples from classrooms engaged in this process will be discussed.

 

Lead Speaker: Deborah Schifter

3503  2:15 PM to
3:15 PM
Junior Ballroom 1-2Secondary
(6-12)
Regular Presentation (60 minutes)Cultivating Leadership In a Time of Change

What's Hard for Teachers About the Standards for Mathematical Practice (SMP)?
Learn about aspects of the SMP that teachers find challenging and ways to support teacher learning about the SMP. Findings and resources will be shared from an NSF-funded project developing professional development (PD) materials, tested in 20 districts across the country. You will experience and discuss these PD materials.

 

Lead Speaker: June Mark
Co-Presenter: Deborah Spencer
Co-Presenter: Cathy Martin
Co-Presenter: Johannah Nikula

3504  2:15 PM to
3:15 PM
Junior Ballroom 3-4High School
(9 - 12)
Regular Presentation (60 minutes)Enhancing Mathematics Education in the Digital Age

Using Exemplar Teaching Videos in Algebra Professional Development
We will discuss a professional development model where teachers analyze exemplar video of teachers and students during a purposeful sequence of multiple-entry algebra tasks. The study of these videos facilitates a deep understanding of the mathematics content, student strategies, and high-leverage teacher moves.

 

Lead Speaker: Pamela Harris

3505  2:15 PM to
3:15 PM
OCC 201Middle
(6 - 8)
Regular Presentation (60 minutes)Enhancing Mathematics Education in the Digital Age

How Do We Focus on Thinking, Rather than Thoughts?
Developing mathematical practices may be as important as learning content, but classrooms are largely organized to focus on thoughts, rather than thinking. We will draw on the work of the Math Forum in the Virtual Math Teams project and online problem solving to explore organizing classrooms for a focus on thinking and mathematical practices.

 

Lead Speaker: Stephen Weimar

3506  2:15 PM to
3:15 PM
OCC 202Secondary
(6-12)
Regular Presentation (60 minutes)Coaching That Matters

Decomposing the Daily Practice of Formative Assessment: A Framework for Mathematics Teachers and Instructional Leaders
This session engages participants in formative assessment resources intended to support teachers in anticipating student strategies and solutions, gathering and analyzing evidence, and adapting instruction. To unpack the complexities of daily formative assessment, we will discuss and reflect on videos of problem-based classrooms.

 

Lead Speaker: Amy Ray
Co-Presenter: Yvonne Grant
Co-Presenter: Elizabeth Phillips
Co-Presenter: Alden Edson

3507  2:15 PM to
3:15 PM
OCC 203High School
(9 - 12)
Regular Presentation (60 minutes)Sharing Research that Informs Mathematics Education

From the Classroom to Assessment and Back Again
Presenters describe how classroom observations informed the construction of an assessment of secondary teachers' algebraic habits of mind and use of the Standards for Mathematical Practice. The assessment is designed for research use and to inform professional development (PD) for teachers. Participants discuss sample items, teacher response data, and how data can inform PD.

 

Lead Speaker: Ryota Matsuura
Co-Presenter: Sarah Sword
Co-Presenter: Miriam Gates
Co-Presenter: Al Cuoco
Co-Presenter: Glenn Stevens

3508  2:15 PM to
3:15 PM
OCC 204GeneralRegular Presentation (60 minutes)Cultivating Leadership In a Time of Change

Three Keys to Choosing and Using Instructional Materials to Improve Students' Success
With more than a million materials on the market, educators have too little time to separate the wheat from the chaff. Learn three key strategies for selecting mathematics materials more efficiently and effectively. Participants will leave empowered to make informed choices about which materials will best support teaching and learning of the CCSSM.

 

Lead Speaker: Jackie Lain

3509  2:15 PM to
3:15 PM
OCC 205GeneralRegular Presentation (60 minutes)Enhancing Mathematics Education in the Digital Age

Creating Digital Conduits for Innovative Mathematics Leadership and Learning
Ready to explore available digital tools? Gain ideas about using technology as a powerful conduit to stream, share, and encourage collaboration, planning, as well as communication connections between teachers and learners of mathematics. Join this interactive session providing examples and results from experiences in professional development and the classroom.

 

Lead Speaker: Mary Swarthout
Co-Presenter: Susan Bohan

3510  2:15 PM to
3:15 PM
OCC 206Elementary
(K - 5)
Regular Presentation (60 minutes)Coaching That Matters

Resources That Support Successful Coaching
Participants are invited to engage in state resources that one Illinois school district implemented to build capacity and develop mathematics leaders in their 20 schools. Gain information on the researched-based resources from the Illinois State Board of Education that were shared during the schools' professional learning communities.

 

Lead Speaker: Sharon Rak
Co-Presenter: Dana Cartier
Co-Presenter: Jan Taylor

3511  2:15 PM to
3:15 PM
OCC 207Intermediate
(3 - 5)
Regular Presentation (60 minutes)Coaching That Matters

The Power of Context—Solving Real World Problems Is the Entry, Not the Exit, to Mathematics
Instructional coaches share how they shifted teachers’ perception of contextual word problems as the end goal of mathematics instruction to the starting place. Participants will learn how to support teachers in using the Standards for Mathematical Practice as their road map for using real world problems to support all students in developing mathematical understanding.

 

Lead Speaker: Janeal Maxfield
Co-Presenter: Cristina Charney

3512  2:15 PM to
3:15 PM
OCC 208Middle
(6 - 8)
Regular Presentation (60 minutes)Cultivating Leadership In a Time of Change

Ours IS the Reason Why! STOP Invert and Multiply!
We need to stop teaching students only to invert and multiply when dividing fractions. But what do we teach in its place? Come discuss professional learning to help teachers develop pedagogical content knowledge related to division of fractions and think about strategies to extend and sustain teacher learning.

 

Lead Speaker: Jason Gauthier

3513  2:15 PM to
3:15 PM
OCC 210/11GeneralRegular Presentation (60 minutes)Cultivating Leadership In a Time of Change

Maintaining the Momentum Toward Full Implementation of the CCSSM—A Principal's Perspective
The CCSSM has been out since 2010, but the high stakes assessment is still in flux. Curriculum is still in question in many districts. Come join the discussion on how, as leaders, we can continue to move a staff forward in these times of change. Tips and strategies will be shared by two former site principals.

 

Lead Speaker: Stephanie Verners
Co-Presenter: Lori Hamada
Co-Presenter: Wendy Hernandez

3514  2:15 PM to
3:15 PM
OCC 212Elementary
(K - 5)
Regular Presentation (60 minutes)Cultivating Leadership In a Time of Change

Finally! Giving Students a Voice in Mathematics Classrooms
How can a student observation form, with calibrated observers, help us identify and increase quality student-to-student discourse? Representatives from a 10-district CCSSM implementation collaborative will share how they are answering this question by building site capacity to consistently collect and use evidence of academic discourse.

 

Lead Speaker: Nick Resnick
Co-Presenter: Emma Druitt
Co-Presenter: Mikila Fetzer
Co-Presenter: Dianne Wilson

3515  2:15 PM to
3:15 PM
CaliforniaSecondary
(6-12)
Regular Presentation (60 minutes)Coaching That Matters

A Mathematical Coaching Package
Your teachers need more than a mathematics coach; they need a mathematical-coaching program. Learn the comprehensive plan that one district is implementing to deliver to their mathematics teachers the three giant needs: time, resources, and training.

 

Lead Speaker: Chris Shore
Co-Presenter: Donna Lione
Co-Presenter: Rebecca Scarfone

3516  2:15 PM to
3:15 PM
OaklandElementary
(K - 5)
Regular Presentation (60 minutes)Sharing Research that Informs Mathematics Education

Structure Versus Pedagogy: The Impact of a Flipped Classroom Model of Instruction on Elementary Mathematics Students
This presentation highlights the research findings from a study on 112 fifth grade mathematics students and their teachers experiencing mathematics in a flipped classroom model. Quantitative and qualitative findings focused on teacher pedagogy, student conceptual understandings of rational numbers, and issues of equity observed in this study will be discussed.

 

Lead Speaker: Bethann Wiley

3517  2:15 PM to
3:15 PM
SkylineMiddle
(6 - 8)
Regular Presentation (60 minutes)Coaching That Matters

Collaborative Coaching Across Diverse Contexts: Professional Learning for Teachers of English Language Learners
We have a collaborative coaching model which we implement across diverse contexts educating English Language Learners. We present within-school, whole-district, and cross-school models of collaborative coaching, highlighting the common cycle of planning, observing, and debriefing. We analyze the coach's role in facilitating teacher learning.

 

Lead Speaker: Haiwen Chu
Co-Presenter: Leslie Hamburger

3602  3:30 PM to
4:30 PM
Grand Ballroom ABCElementary
(K - 5)
Spotlight SpeakerCultivating Leadership In a Time of Change

Create a Math-a-Rama Experience: A Low-cost, Low-stress Process for Introducing Classroom Teachers to Teacher Leadership
Based on 25 years of professional development focused on supporting leaders in the classroom, we have designed a process for encouraging classroom teachers’ development of leadership skills, allowing them to contribute to their professional field while staying in the classroom where they can still have a direct, positive impact on students.

 

Lead Speaker: Janie Schielack
Co-Presenter: Dinah Chancellor
Co-Presenter: Kathy Riley
Co-Presenter: Cindy Hart

3603  3:30 PM to
4:30 PM
Junior Ballroom 1-2GeneralRegular Presentation (60 minutes)Cultivating Leadership In a Time of Change

Ignite! We'll Enlighten You and We'll Make It Quick
Join us for fast, informative, and fun talks where mathematics educators light up the room with fresh ideas in mathematics teaching and edit learning. Each speaker gets five minutes to talk about whatever ignites their passion, using 20 slides that auto​-advance every 15 seconds, whether they are ready or not. Here are this year's speakers: Comfort Akwaji-Anderson, Graham Fletcher, April Goodman-Orcutt, Kristin Gray, Erin Igo, Arjan Khalsa, Amy Lucenta, José Vilson (presenting virtually), Dan Zaharopol, and Jason Zimba, with John Staley presiding.

 

Lead Speaker: Suzanne Alejandre

3604  3:30 PM to
4:30 PM
Junior Ballroom 3-4GeneralRegular Presentation (60 minutes)Cultivating Leadership In a Time of Change

Practical Suggestions for Recasting our Homework Policies and Practices
Little in life is a greater waste of time than doing and going over mathematics homework. This session will review typical practices, available research, and propose a set of changes that result in far more impactful homework policies and practices.

 

Lead Speaker: Steve Leinwand

3605  3:30 PM to
4:30 PM
OCC 201Elementary
(K - 5)
Regular Presentation (60 minutes)Coaching That Matters

Coaching with Number Strings: Deepening Teachers' Mathematics and Pedagogy
Number strings are a daily computational routine (Fosnot & Dolk, 2002) in which the teacher poses a carefully crafted set of computational problems and represents student thinking using mathematical models. This session will explore using number strings to support teachers' growth while using contexts and models to leverage student thinking.

 

Lead Speaker: Jennifer DiBrienza
Co-Presenter: Rachel Lambert
Co-Presenter: Kara Imm

3606  3:30 PM to
4:30 PM
OCC 202Elementary
(K - 5)
Regular Presentation (60 minutes)Coaching That Matters

Coaching Teachers Through Focusing on Student Thinking
What do effective coaching conversations sound like? In this session we discuss how mathematics coaches can use student learning progressions in their coaching conversations with teachers. These conversations can support teachers to consider how to focus on and extend students’ current ideas to advance understanding and sense making (NCTM, 2014).

 

Lead Speaker: Lynsey Gibbons
Co-Presenter: Teresa Lind

3607  3:30 PM to
4:30 PM
OCC 203GeneralRegular Presentation (60 minutes)Cultivating Leadership In a Time of Change

Using Constructive Feedback to Develop Leadership Teams
How do you create leadership loops that actually support changes in the teaching and learning of mathematics? In this presentation we will examine one principal's journey to create a leadership team at her school. We will share video of our collaboration and highlight specific tools and structures for improving mathematics teaching and learning.

 

Lead Speaker: Antonia Cameron
Co-Presenter: Donna Taylor

3608  3:30 PM to
4:30 PM
OCC 204Secondary
(6-12)
Regular Presentation (60 minutes)Coaching That Matters

Designing Effective Collaborations Around Learning (DECAL): How One Small Change Improved Student Learning
This session will support leaders in using a content-focused coaching cycle and follow-up video analysis to promote the emergence of teacher voice. In our session, an emerging teacher leader will share his classroom "before and after" videos to demonstrate how this coaching process helped him to succeed in promoting powerful classroom discourse.

 

Lead Speaker: Valerie Maxwell
Co-Presenter: Jamila Riser
Co-Presenter: Thomas Becker

3610  3:30 PM to
4:30 PM
OCC 206GeneralRegular Presentation (60 minutes)Cultivating Leadership In a Time of Change

A Blueprint to Build a Solid Foundation
Teachers are thirsty for more information about mathematical content and pedagogical content knowledge tied to the standards. We will share how a large urban district supported teacher needs by offering "clinics" at all grade levels. You will leave with a list of resources to guide development and our blueprint for starting your own Common Core Clinics.

 

Lead Speaker: Debbie Thompson
Co-Presenter: Sarah Stevens
Co-Presenter: Elizabeth Peyser
Co-Presenter: Lynette Sharlow
Co-Presenter: Toni Osterbuhr

3612  3:30 PM to
4:30 PM
OCC 208Elementary
(K - 5)
Regular Presentation (60 minutes)Sharing Research that Informs Mathematics Education

Concluding Mathematics Discussion: What Do Novice Teachers Do and How Can We Support All Teachers' Practice?
Class discussions can support student learning of complex mathematics, but leading discussions is challenging for new teachers. We will focus on the often overlooked but crucial work of concluding discussions through (a) examining records of novices’ practice and (b) considering ways to support novices to more productively conclude discussions.

 

Lead Speaker: Sarah Kate Selling
Co-Presenter: Meghan Shaughnessy
Co-Presenter: Nicole Garcia
Co-Presenter: Michaela O'Neill

3613  3:30 PM to
4:30 PM
OCC 210/11Middle
(6 - 8)
Regular Presentation (60 minutes)Coaching That Matters

Helping Your Teachers Prepare Students for Algebra in Middle School: Filling in the Gaps
More eighth graders take Algebra than any other mathematics class, but skipping curriculum to do so leaves gaps. Learn how to help teachers implement research-based and CCSSM-aligned strategies and investigations that provide a coherent, comprehensive development of algebraic thinking. Coaching techniques including a free observation app will be shared.

 

Lead Speaker: Katherine Gavin
Co-Presenter: Linda Sheffield

3614  3:30 PM to
4:30 PM
OCC 212High School
(9 - 12)
Regular Presentation (60 minutes)Enhancing Mathematics Education in the Digital Age

Increasing Coherence in High School Mathematics
The traditional 9–12 mathematics curriculum is badly fragmented. An integrated approach can help, but not if it merely slices up the courses and mixes up the pieces. What’s needed are unifying big ideas. I’ll focus on transformations and system extension as examples of these, and mention others. The presentation has an interactive component.

 

Lead Speaker: Lew Douglas

3616  3:30 PM to
4:30 PM
OaklandIntermediate
(3 - 5)
Regular Presentation (60 minutes)Advancing the Social Justice Conversation

Who Is Mathematics Talk Good For?
The Standards for Mathematical Practice require all students to make sense of problems, reason abstractly and quantitatively, and construct viable arguments and critique the reasoning of others. Mathematics leaders and coaches of students of color will learn how to engage their students in productive discourse to assess their learning.

 

Lead Speaker: Le Vada Gray
Co-Presenter: Genni Steele

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