2016 NCSM Annual Conference

Monday Sessions

Session information last updated: 4-10-2016

 
Monday Sessions, 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

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