2016 NCSM Annual Conference

Tuesday Sessions

Session information last updated: 4-10-2016

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

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

 

Lead Speaker: Christine Willig

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

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

 

Lead Speaker: John W. Staley

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

Lead Speaker: Yvonne Grant
Co-Presenter: Emma Trevino

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

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

 

Lead Speaker: Norma Gordon

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

Lead Speaker: Michelle Rinehart

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

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

 

Lead Speaker: Katey Arrington

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

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

 

Lead Speaker: Julie Antill
Co-Presenter: Linda Null

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

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

 

Lead Speaker: Sherry Parrish
Co-Presenter: Ann Dominick

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

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

 

Lead Speaker: Jennifer Wilson
Co-Presenter: Jill Gough

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

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

 

Lead Speaker: Diane Briars

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

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

 

Lead Speaker: Christine Thomas
Co-Presenter: Rabia Shahbaz

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

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

 

Lead Speaker: Linda Fulmore
Co-Presenter: Richard Seitz

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

Lead Speaker: Max Ray-Riek

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

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

 

Lead Speaker: Michael Flynn
Co-Presenter: Jan Szymaszek

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

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

 

Lead Speaker: Cathy Seeley

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

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

 

Lead Speaker: Matt Larson

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

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

 

Lead Speaker: Linda Griffith

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

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

 

Lead Speaker: Judy Hickman

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

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

 

Lead Speaker: Lynn Columba

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

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

 

Lead Speaker: Jennifer Trievel
Co-Presenter: Erin Igo

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

Lead Speaker: Jared DuPree

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

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

 

Lead Speaker: Erich Zeller

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

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

 

Lead Speaker: Janet Tomlinson
Co-Presenter: Stephanie Doran

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

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

 

Lead Speaker: Jill Gough
Co-Presenter: Jennifer Wilson

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

Lead Speaker: Annie Fetter

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

Lead Speaker: Swapna Mukhopadhyay

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

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

 

Lead Speaker: Lisa Brown
Co-Presenter: Brian Newsom

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

Lead Speaker: Kim Sutton

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

Lead Speaker: Jane Tanner

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

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

 

Lead Speaker: Peg Hartwig

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

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

 

Lead Speaker: Joanne Philhower

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

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

 

Lead Speaker: Meghan Hearn
Co-Presenter: Colette Chambers

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

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

 

Lead Speaker: Janet Pittock

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

Lead Speaker: Katie England

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

Lead Speaker: James Vicich
Co-Presenter: April Strom

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

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

 

Lead Speaker: Ingrid Ristroph
Co-Presenter: Kathi Cook

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

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

 

Lead Speaker: Mardi Gale

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

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

 

Lead Speaker: Michelle Rinehart

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

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

 

Lead Speaker: Deborah Ball

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

Lead Speaker: Karim Ani

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

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

 

Lead Speaker: Paul Gray

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

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

 

Lead Speaker: Cristina Charney
Co-Presenter: Janeal Maxfield

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

Lead Speaker: Denise Brady

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

Lead Speaker: Heidi Bruhn

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

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

 

Lead Speaker: Susie Hakansson

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

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

 

Lead Speaker: Mona Toncheff
Co-Presenter: Bill Barnes

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

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

 

Lead Speaker: Tammy Guthrie
Co-Presenter: Laura Kent

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

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

 

Lead Speaker: Diana Sherman
Co-Presenter: Dave Kennedy

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

Lead Speaker: Richard Seitz
Co-Presenter: David Erickson

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

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

 

Lead Speaker: Gwen Zimmermann

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

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

 

Lead Speaker: Comfort Akwaji-Anderson

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

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

 

Lead Speaker: Suzanne Libfeld

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

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

 

Lead Speaker: Bill Barnes

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

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

 

Lead Speaker: Deborah Crocker

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

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

 

Lead Speaker: Linda Griffith

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

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

 

Lead Speaker: John Staley

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

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

 

Lead Speaker: Marc Garneau

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

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

 

Lead Speaker: Nancy Drickey

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

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

 

Lead Speaker: Sandie Gilliam

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

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

 

Lead Speaker: Valerie L. Mills

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

Lead Speaker: Hall Davidson

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