2016 NCSM Annual Conference

Strand 4 Sessions

Session information last updated: 4-10-2016

 
Strand 4 Sessions -- Monday, Monday, April 11
 
Strand 4: Enhancing Mathematics Education in the Digital Age


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 
Strand 4 Sessions -- Tuesday, Tuesday, April 12
 
Strand 4: Enhancing Mathematics Education in the Digital Age


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

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

 

Lead Speaker: Michelle Rinehart

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

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

 

Lead Speaker: Jennifer Wilson
Co-Presenter: Jill Gough

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

Lead Speaker: Michael Flynn
Co-Presenter: Jan Szymaszek

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

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

 

Lead Speaker: Linda Griffith

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

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

 

Lead Speaker: Jennifer Trievel
Co-Presenter: Erin Igo

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

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

 

Lead Speaker: Janet Tomlinson
Co-Presenter: Stephanie Doran

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

Lead Speaker: Jane Tanner

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

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

 

Lead Speaker: Peg Hartwig

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

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

 

Lead Speaker: Janet Pittock

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

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

 

Lead Speaker: Katie England

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

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

 

Lead Speaker: Ingrid Ristroph
Co-Presenter: Kathi Cook

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

Lead Speaker: Paul Gray

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

Lead Speaker: Heidi Bruhn

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

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

 

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

 
Strand 4 Sessions -- Wednesday, Wednesday, April 13
 
Strand 4: Enhancing Mathematics Education in the Digital Age


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

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

 

Lead Speaker: Sandy Schoff
Co-Presenter: Deborah Narang

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

Lead Speaker: Kim Sadler
Co-Presenter: Eli Luberoff

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

Lead Speaker: Alden Edson
Co-Presenter: Amanda Thomas

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

Lead Speaker: Patrick Vennebush

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

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

 

Lead Speaker: Tom Reardon

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

Lead Speaker: Pamela Harris

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

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

 

Lead Speaker: Stephen Weimar

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

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

 

Lead Speaker: Mary Swarthout
Co-Presenter: Susan Bohan

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

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

 

Lead Speaker: Lew Douglas

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