2016 NCSM Annual Conference

Wednesday Sessions

Session information last updated: 4-10-2016

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

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

 

Lead Speaker: Zachary Champagne

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

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

 

Lead Speaker: Tim Kanold

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

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

 

Lead Speaker: Greg Tang

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

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

 

Lead Speaker: Robyn Silbey

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

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

 

Lead Speaker: Linda Davenport
Co-Presenter: Anurupa Ganguly

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

Lead Speaker: Antonia Cameron
Co-Presenter: Lucy West

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

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

 

Lead Speaker: Sandy Schoff
Co-Presenter: Deborah Narang

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

Lead Speaker: Eric Milou

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

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

 

Lead Speaker: Gil Naizer

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

Lead Speaker: Kim Sadler
Co-Presenter: Eli Luberoff

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

Lead Speaker: Marilyn Strutchens

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

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

 

Lead Speaker: Susan Jo Russell

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

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

 

Lead Speaker: Fred Dillon
Co-Presenter: Melissa Boston

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

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

 

Lead Speaker: Nora Ramirez
Co-Presenter: Sara Moore

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

Lead Speaker: Loria Allen

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

Lead Speaker: Jenny Novak

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

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

 

Lead Speaker: Alden Edson
Co-Presenter: Amanda Thomas

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

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

 

Lead Speaker: Ted Coe

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

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

 

Lead Speaker: Crystal Lancour
Co-Presenter: Jennifer Bonham

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

Lead Speaker: Michelle Cirillo
Co-Presenter: John Pelesko

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

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

 

Lead Speaker: Bill Barnes
Co-Presenter: Jon Wray

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

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

 

Lead Speaker: Kendra Lomax
Co-Presenter: Becca Lewis

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

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

 

Lead Speaker: Michael Gould
Co-Presenter: Lisa Bush

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

Lead Speaker: Robert Kaplinsky

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

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

 

Lead Speaker: Stuart Murphy

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

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

 

Lead Speaker: David Dockterman

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

Lead Speaker: Patrick Vennebush

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

Lead Speaker: Sandy Atkins

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

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

 

Lead Speaker: Tom Reardon

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

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

 

Lead Speaker: Gail Burrill

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

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

 

Lead Speaker: Debi DePaul

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

Lead Speaker: Susana Davidenko

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

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

 

Lead Speaker: Darshan Jain
Co-Presenter: Valerie Tomkiel

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

Lead Speaker: Barbara Beske
Co-Presenter: Joanie Funderburk

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

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

 

Lead Speaker: Tim Hudson

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

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

 

Lead Speaker: Marilyn Burns

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

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

 

Lead Speaker: Deborah Schifter

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

Lead Speaker: Pamela Harris

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

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

 

Lead Speaker: Stephen Weimar

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

Lead Speaker: Jackie Lain

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

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

 

Lead Speaker: Mary Swarthout
Co-Presenter: Susan Bohan

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

Lead Speaker: Janeal Maxfield
Co-Presenter: Cristina Charney

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

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

 

Lead Speaker: Jason Gauthier

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

Lead Speaker: Bethann Wiley

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

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

 

Lead Speaker: Haiwen Chu
Co-Presenter: Leslie Hamburger

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

Lead Speaker: Suzanne Alejandre

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

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

 

Lead Speaker: Steve Leinwand

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

Lead Speaker: Lynsey Gibbons
Co-Presenter: Teresa Lind

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

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

 

Lead Speaker: Antonia Cameron
Co-Presenter: Donna Taylor

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

Lead Speaker: Katherine Gavin
Co-Presenter: Linda Sheffield

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

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

 

Lead Speaker: Lew Douglas

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

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

 

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

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