2010 NCSM Annual Conference

Strand 1 Sessions

Session information last updated: 4-16-2010

 
Strand 1 Sessions -- Monday, April 19, 2010
 
Strand 1: Charting a Course to Equity and Access


107  9:30 AM to
10:30 AM
Madeleine ABMiddle
(6 - 8)
Equity and Access

The Challenge of Teaching Proportional Thinking to All Students in the Context of High Stakes Testing
This session focuses on proportional thinking at the middle grades. Students were taught the topic using a schema based instruction approach, which emphasized self-monitoring, problem solving strategies, and visual representations. Results of the study varied across ability groups. Implications for instruction in light of tracking and AYP (Adequate Yearly Progress) requirements will be discussed.

 

Lead Speaker: John Woodward
Co-Presenter: Asha Jitendra
Co-Presenter: Jon Star

113  9:30 AM to
11:30 AM
Elizabeth GGeneralEquity and Access

Breaking the Cycle of Failure in Mathematics
For 12 full days, 25 high school students with long histories of failure learned mathematics alongside their two math teachers in a course designed for K-20 math teachers. Hear their stories of overcoming fears and failures, as they learned together what it means to know and use mathematics powerfully.

 

Lead Speaker: Ruth Parker
Co-Presenter: Lisa Mesple

117  9:30 AM to
11:30 AM
Elizabeth HSecondary
(9 - 12)
Equity and Access

Teaming to Support Special Needs Students in Accessing Algebra
Much can be learned when a high school mathematics teacher and a special education teacher combine their classrooms to teach Algebra. Through the use of video and the lenses of both teachers, we will explore the approaches taken to enable all students to have access to Algebra.

 

Lead Speaker: Sandie Gilliam
Co-Presenter: Jennifer Lahey

123  10:45 AM to
11:45 AM
Windsor BCGeneralEquity and Access

Working Together: Mathematics and Special Education
How do professional development opportunities geared towards special education teachers that teach mathematics help to increase student performance? This session will address collaboration, teaching strategies, delivering mathematic concepts, preparing students to take assessments, and using technology in a variety of special education settings.

 

Lead Speaker: Diane Andreana
Co-Presenter: Rebecca Pordum
Co-Presenter: Robin Edmonds

125  10:45 AM to
11:45 AM
Elizabeth ABPrimary
(PK - 2)
Equity and Access

Report of the National Research Council's (NRC) Committee on Mathematics in Early Childhood: Paths to Equity, Access, and Excellence
The National Research Council recently completed a study of early childhood math, synthesizing and analyzing research from a number of disciplinary fields. Authors of the report will draw implications for leadership, policy, and practice that will help all children, especially vulnerable children, get a strong start in learning math.

 

Lead Speaker: Douglas Clements
Co-Presenter: Karen Fuson
Co-Presenter: Herb Ginsburg
Co-Presenter: Sybilla Beckmann

131  12:00 PM to
2:00 PM
Elizabeth HGeneralEquity and Access

"Charting a Course to Equity and Access" Through Teaching Teachers to Teach Students HOW to Solve Mathematics Problems
Experience the pieces of middle school lessons for ALL students–identification of the intended mathematics, warm ups, problem posing, tasks, neutral questioning, scaffolding the sharing of student work including modeling and technology, differentiating the extensions, reflecting on the learning (both students and teachers). Receive a sample of K – 8 lessons.

 

Lead Speaker: Cathy Brown
Co-Presenter: Winnie Miller

132  12:00 PM to
2:00 PM
Randle EPrimary
(PK - 2)
Equity and Access

Successful Math Intervention for ELL (English Language Learners), Special Needs, and Other Students: Building Number Power with Formative Assessments, Differentiation, and Concept-building Games
Students who are struggling in mathematics need intervention that includes formative assessments (to identify students' misconceptions and gaps in knowledge allowing teachers to know what to teach), differentiation (to encourage teachers to address students' specific learning needs), and specific concept-building games (to motivate students to engage in math learning).

 

Lead Speaker: Jennifer Taylor-Cox

135  12:00 PM to
2:00 PM
Randle DSecondary
(9 - 12)
Equity and Access

Literacy Issues in Secondary Mathematics
Participants will be involved in several mathematical activities that emphasize mathematics as a human endeavor. These activities are designed to promote awareness to literacy issues related to mathematics teaching and learning and also to demonstrate concrete ways to involve writing, reading, listening and talking in a secondary mathematics class.

 

Lead Speaker: Diane Kinch
Co-Presenter: Greisy Winicki-Landman

149  1:30 PM to
2:30 PM
Elizabeth ABGeneralEquity and Access

When Good Intentions Fall Short
Reports show that we are improving in many aspects of PK-12 mathematics. However, improvement efforts seem to continually reach a plateau short of our goals. Gaps in opportunities and student achievement persist. What can we do to get past the plateau and give every student a high quality math education?

 

Lead Speaker: Cathy Seeley

162  2:45 PM to
3:45 PM
Elizabeth ABMiddle
(6 - 8)
Equity and Access

Successful Strategies for Intervention Students
Classroom-tested strategies for helping intervention students will be demonstrated. Help students learn such skills as mastering multiplication facts, operating with fractions, and more. Learn how to help struggling students gain confidence, comfort, and computational fluency. A comprehensive handout will be provided.

 

Lead Speaker: Guy Foresman

168  2:45 PM to
4:45 PM
Randle EGeneralEquity and Access

Increasing Our Capacity to Lead for Equity in Mathematics Education
The mathematics education community has made great progress on educational equity in recent years. It is still a challenge, however, to have productive and meaningful discussions on how race, class, gender, and other forms of bias affect the teaching and learning of mathematics.

 

Lead Speaker: Julian Weissglass

179  4:00 PM to
5:00 PM
Elizabeth ABSecondary
(9 - 12)
Equity and Access

PRIME the PIPELINE Project: Updating Teachers and Preparing STEM Students
Prime the Pipeline: Putting Knowledge to Work is an NSF-Funded program that engages math and science teachers (as learners), high school students, undergraduate trained mentors, university faculty and industry scientists working on long-term projects in "scientific villages" aimed at exciting all about STEM careers and introducing workplace technologies.

 

Lead Speaker: Carole Greenes
Co-Presenter: Ida Malian
Co-Presenter: Deborah Toolson
Co-Presenter: Mary Cavanaugh

 
Strand 1 Sessions -- Tuesday, April 20, 2010
 
Strand 1: Charting a Course to Equity and Access


203  8:45 AM to
9:45 AM
Elizabeth FGeneralEquity and Access

The Intersection of Mathematics and Response to Instruction: The Role of Teaching and Learning
Denver Public Schools Response to Instruction (RtI) for mathematics is grounded in our common core mathematics programs. In this session, join our journey to explore our successes, challenges, and tools we have created, including protocols for progress monitoring, individual record of RtI, and teacher guide for differentiating classroom instruction.

 

Lead Speaker: Cathy Martin
Co-Presenter: Kris O'Clair

207  8:45 AM to
9:45 AM
Edward CDSecondary
(9 - 12)
Equity and Access

The Teacher Algebra Network: Building a Community of Educators Within Rural NC School Districts
The Teacher Algebra Network (TAN) joins Alleghany, Ashe, and Avery County school districts and Appalachian State University in addressing algebra-readiness needs of students. In this talk, project leaders will share how the rural context informs the design and implementation of TAN to the benefit of underrepresented students.

 

Lead Speaker: Tracie McLemore Salinas
Co-Presenter: Katherine Mawhinney

212  8:45 AM to
10:15 AM
Windsor BCGeneralEquity and Access

Turn Research into Action: Let the Position Papers Be Your Guide
We will investigate how equity issues are addressed in the other position papers as seen in the implementation steps for building collaborative teams, working with students with special needs, and leading effective assessment practices. Participants will develop action steps to initiate in their local settings.

 

Lead Speaker: Kit Norris

216  8:45 AM to
10:15 AM
Randle DMiddle
(6 - 8)
Equity and Access

Facilitating Professional Development to Improve Math Instruction for Middle School Students with Learning Disabilities
Experience activities from a PD (Professional Development) course for helping math teachers and special educators provide high-quality, accessible math instruction to students with disabilities. Learn about the findings of case study research on how five diverse districts implemented the PD with their teachers. Leave with ideas and materials to apply in your district.

 

Lead Speaker: Amy Brodesky
Co-Presenter: Emily Fagan

223  10:15 AM to
11:15 AM
Elizabeth HIntermediate
(3 - 5)
Equity and Access

Teaching Math to English Language Learners
Teachers of English Language Learners need to have two goals in teaching ELLs—mathematical understanding and proficiency in English. Participants will consider how to support teachers that teach ELLs in meeting these two goals.

 

Lead Speaker: Marji Freeman

225  10:15 AM to
11:15 AM
Edward CDMiddle
(6 - 8)
Equity and Access

Ideas for Differentiating Instruction - Everyone Learns and Succeeds!
Participants will learn ways that mathematics supervisors can help their teachers move beyond the traditional test and quiz to find ways to accurately assess student progress. Informative research and current methodology will be discussed.

 

Lead Speaker: John Neral

229  10:30 AM to
12:00 PM
Randle AGeneralEquity and Access

Equity—A Constant in the Mathematics Professional Development Equation
Knowing mathematics content is important. Understanding how to teach content to students is critical. Facilitating an experience where diverse students can access this content is essential. Participants will experience activities that address content, pedagogy, and equity in ways that allow teachers to create a classroom culture that supports student achievement.

 

Lead Speaker: Karen Mayfield-Ingram
Co-Presenter: Grace Coates

232  10:30 AM to
12:00 PM
Elizabeth GIntermediate
(3 - 5)
Equity and Access

Building Cultural Congruity for African American Learners of Mathematics
This session focuses on helping teachers to utilize the strengths of African American culture in mathematics classrooms. Facilitators will share suggestions for what should be components of teachers' "toolkits" for building cultural congruity for African American learners of mathematics and engage participants via video of African American children learning mathematics.

 

Lead Speaker: Thomasenia Lott Adams
Co-Presenter: Emily Bonner

240  2:30 PM to
4:00 PM
Randle ESecondary
(9 - 12)
Equity and Access

Toward "Pedagogical Equity" in the Mathematics Classroom Through Real World Context, Business-Industry Input, Leadership, and Strategic Professional Learning Processes
The presenter will share teachers' successful experiences in efforts to reach all students with meaningful mathematics. A well crafted professional learning process on the REACT (Relating, Experiencing, Applying, Cooperating, and Transferring) contextual teaching methodology, supported by strong leadership, led teacher to successfully incorporate business-industry input into their everyday practice. Come and get ideas for lessons' plans.

 

Lead Speaker: Agustin Navarra

247  2:45 PM to
3:45 PM
Madeleine ABMiddle
(6 - 8)
Equity and Access

Problem Solving and Technology Implementation in an Inclusion Classroom
Learn how a math coach is helping a middle school math teacher create a problem solving environment in classrooms which include English language learners and special education students. We'll discuss problems and accompanying activities (some of which involve Sketchpad®, applets, and other technology) that can support students as problem solvers.

 

Lead Speaker: Annie Fetter

 
Strand 1 Sessions -- Wednesday, April 21, 2010
 
Strand 1: Charting a Course to Equity and Access


303  8:45 AM to
9:45 AM
Elizabeth ABGeneralEquity and Access

Creating Mathematic Openings for Children of African Descent
This session will provide some examples of Mathematizing Opening to start off the class activities. The session is designed for mathematic educators to realize the need for a paradigm shift in order to bring students of African descent into mathematics. The Opening will include various topics in mathematics.

 

Lead Speaker: Kwame Anthony Scott

304  8:45 AM to
9:45 AM
MohsenGeneralEquity and Access

A Tiered Model for Mathematics Success
Utah's 3 Tier Model of Mathematics Instruction is a framework designed to facilitate mathematical success for all students. The 3 tiers describe a process for quality instruction for all learners and targeted interventions for those who need additional support. Instruction, assessment, research, and evaluation work together for success for all.

 

Lead Speaker: Diana Suddreth

306  8:45 AM to
9:45 AM
Madeleine ABMiddle
(6 - 8)
Equity and Access

PD to Strengthen Collaboration Between Math Teachers and Special Educators: A Key to Improving Math Learning by Students with Special Needs
What are ways to help mathematics teachers and special education educators collaborate to effectively teach students with special needs? What works well in different school contexts and what challenges can get in the way? Participants will experience professional development activities that they can use with teachers in their own districts.

 

Lead Speaker: Fred Gross
Co-Presenter: Amy Brodesky

313  8:45 AM to
10:15 AM
Randle DMiddle
(6 - 8)
Equity and Access

Too Much Content, Too Little Time: What Can I Do? How Does Technology Help?
Participants will investigate strategies to enable the content rich mathematics course to be effectively taught within the required time. Strategies for constant revision, integrating spreadsheets to enable investigations, improving examination performance, and increasing student confidence and understanding will be provided.

 

Lead Speaker: John Ley

319  10:00 AM to
11:00 AM
MohsenGeneralEquity and Access

Comprehensive Mathematics: Connecting Concepts and Context for America's First Children
The National American Indian, Alaskan & Hawaiian Educational Development Center works from a comprehensive mathematics framework to deliver professional development and sustained support to elementary teachers who serve Native populations in primary education, with the expectation that Native children will reach, over time, the achievement levels of their peers.

 

Lead Speaker: Bob Simpson
Co-Presenter: Terry Martin

327  10:30 AM to
12:00 PM
Elizabeth GGeneralEquity and Access

Transforming Mathematics Classrooms: Teaching Mathematics Equitably to All Students
How can mathematics education leaders help teachers adapt instruction based on student needs and supporting learning for diverse populations? The key is focusing on a rich treatment of mathematics content and to differentiate instruction. We will share ideas for implementing equitable instruction, including a multi-tiered approach and strategies for ELLs (English Language Learners).

 

Lead Speaker: Jennifer Bay-Williams
Co-Presenter: Karen Karp

329  10:30 AM to
12:00 PM
Randle BGeneralEquity and Access

Strategies for Enhancing English Language Learners' Success with Mathematics – They Can Be Included in Any Professional Development
Several practical strategies, such as Use Visual Tools, and Provide Scaffolds, increase ELLs (English Language Learners) access to mathematics content. Routines and strategies that increase student participation, use of language, and achievement will be explored within an algebra context. Ideas for incorporating experiences with ELL strategies into professional development situations will be shared.

 

Lead Speaker: Debra Coggins
Co-Presenter: Grace Davila Coates

335  11:15 AM to
12:15 PM
Elizabeth ABPrimary
(PK - 2)
Equity and Access

Kindergarten and First Graders from Poverty Schools Can Achieve Like East Asian Children and Older U.S. Children
Kindergarten and first graders from backgrounds of poverty learned place value, money, and word problem solving. They performed as well as East Asian children and/or better than U.S. children from more-advantaged and/or from older samples. Student learning paths and teaching activities that give access to all students will be described.

 

Lead Speaker: Karen Fuson

339  11:15 AM to
12:15 PM
MohsenSecondary
(9 - 12)
Equity and Access

Amy's Story – Taking on the Hard Issues of Equitable Student Access to Mathematics in a Freshman Algebra I Class
Student stories and a teacher's journey around the challenges, struggles, and successes of applying Best Practices in Mathematics in a "studio" classroom, establishing socio-mathematical norms, and trusting her students to become problem solvers will be shared. This story will show how mathematics became meaningful, accessible and challenging through the use of visual models and multiple representations.

 

Lead Speaker: Murrel Hoover
Co-Presenter: Amy Salmons
Co-Presenter: Cathy Walker