2016 NCSM Annual Conference

Strand 1 Sessions

Session information last updated: 4-10-2016

 
Strand 1 Sessions -- Monday, Monday, April 11
 
Strand 1: Cultivating Leadership In a Time of Change


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

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 Are you caught in old thinking patterns and outdated notions associated with hierarchical structures and defined roles?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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 
Strand 1 Sessions -- Tuesday, Tuesday, April 12
 
Strand 1: Cultivating Leadership In a Time of Change


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 
Strand 1 Sessions -- Wednesday, Wednesday, April 13
 
Strand 1: Cultivating Leadership In a Time of Change


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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