2010 NCSM Annual Conference

Strand 3 Sessions

Session information last updated: 4-16-2010

Strand 3 Sessions -- Monday, April 19, 2010
Strand 3: Charting a Course to Teaching and Learning Leadership

108  9:30 AM to
10:30 AM
Molly ABMiddle
(6 - 8)
Teaching and Learning Leadership

Research, Algebra and Technology: Helping Teachers Shape Their Practice to Enable Learning
Research about teaching and learning algebra offers suggestions that we have not incorporated into the way we design curriculum and help teachers think about instruction in their algebra classes. New tools and ways of thinking based on this research have the potential to make a difference in what students learn.


Lead Speaker: Gail Burrill

110  9:30 AM to
10:30 AM
Windsor BCSecondary
(9 - 12)
Teaching and Learning Leadership

Administrators and Teachers Learning Collaboratively for High Quality Instruction: One High School's Story of Transformation
In this session, we will share the story of how a group of high school mathematics teachers worked collaboratively with administrators to implement high quality instruction in their mathematics classrooms in order to support student learning. Conversation tools, strategies, and episodes of practice will be shared.


Lead Speaker: Janice Bradley
Co-Presenter: Kathe Kanim
Co-Presenter: Tanya Larkin
Co-Presenter: Tanya Quisenberry

116  9:30 AM to
11:30 AM
Randle EIntermediate
(3 - 5)
Teaching and Learning Leadership

Every Student, Every Day—Developing the Knowledge and Skills to Ensure High Quality Core Instruction
One of the key ingredients to success with Response to Intervention in mathematics is a strong core program where teachers use instructional practices that meet the needs of a diverse group of students. This session provides professional development models school that district leaders can use to strengthen instruction in their core programs.


Lead Speaker: Kathleen Pitvorec
Co-Presenter: Jan Haake

122  10:45 AM to
11:45 AM
Molly ABGeneralTeaching and Learning Leadership

Overcoming Resistance to Change: Strategies for Leaders
Overcoming resistance to change is a major factor in forging effective mathematics program, yet it is rarely discussed. Mathematics coaches and leaders often feel their efforts at improving instruction are being blocked or thwarted. This session provides insights on resistance and strategies that transform classrooms so all students are successful.


Lead Speaker: Ted Hull
Co-Presenter: Don Balka
Co-Presenter: Ruth Harbin Miles

127  10:45 AM to
11:45 AM
(9 - 12)
Teaching and Learning Leadership

Using Collaborative Inquiry with Student Teachers to Support Algebra Achievement
This session presents findings and sample activities from an innovative approach to professional development, using student teachers. Through daily collaboration, a team of veteran and student teachers learned how to get through to their students, rather than simply getting through a book. As a result, student achievement was positively affected.


Lead Speaker: Ivan Cheng

133  12:00 PM to
2:00 PM
Randle AIntermediate
(3 - 5)
Teaching and Learning Leadership

Examining Video of Student Thinking as a Component of Professional Development: Subtraction and Fractions from Second to Seventh Grade
This interactive session will be based on video cases which feature two math topics: number lines to represent subtraction problems and story problems to explore addition and division of fractions. Discussions include what supervisors would want teachers to learn from such video and then examines facilitation moves to support such learning.


Lead Speaker: Virginia Bastable
Co-Presenter: Deborah Schifter

142  12:15 PM to
1:15 PM
Madeleine ABIntermediate
(3 - 5)
Teaching and Learning Leadership

Teaching (and Learning!) Mathematics Through Problem Solving: A Model for Online Professional Development
Explore the use of online courses to create a community of elementary/middle grades teachers who develop their own content knowledge and use rich problems to teach critical concepts and skills. Readings, math activities, and discussions reinforce the role of problem solving in addressing NCTM's Process Standards.


Lead Speaker: Claire Mead

143  12:15 PM to
1:15 PM
Edward CDSecondary
(9 - 12)
Teaching and Learning Leadership

Using Computer Algebra Systems Effectively in the High School Classroom
Computer Algebra Systems (CAS) allow students to build computational models of mathematical objects so that they can experiment with mathematical phenomena (polynomials, for example) in ways that would be intractable by hand. Participants in this session will investigate with examples from an NSF (National Science Foundation)-funded high school curriculum, CME (Center for Mathematics Education)- Project.


Lead Speaker: Al Cuoco
Co-Presenter: Bowen Kerins

148  1:30 PM to
2:30 PM
Edward CDGeneralTeaching and Learning Leadership

Preparing Teacher Leaders to Facilitate Professional Learning Communities
Since 2004, the Southwest PA Math Science Partnership has prepared 900 Teacher Leaders who have facilitated learning experiences for 6,600 of their district colleagues. Join the MSP Principal Investigator to discover lessons learned from multi-year Teacher Leadership Academies as described by the LEADS acronym: Learning, Explicitness, Assessment, De-Briefing, and Support.


Lead Speaker: Nancy Bunt
Co-Presenter: Corinne Murawski

157  2:45 PM to
3:45 PM
Edward CDGeneralTeaching and Learning Leadership

Computational Fluency in Subtraction: What Does It Look Like?
Focusing on subtraction and using student work artifacts, including video, we will consider the foundations of computational fluency in the elementary grades. We will consider these questions: What makes subtraction so difficult? What contexts and representations help students understand the operation? What implications does this have for teaching and professional development?


Lead Speaker: Keith Cochran
Co-Presenter: Karen Economopoulos

160  2:45 PM to
3:45 PM
Molly ABIntermediate
(3 - 5)
Teaching and Learning Leadership

Leadership Content Knowledge for Mathematics: How It Affects Elementary and Middle School Principals Classroom Observation and Teacher Supervision
Findings from a large study of K-8 principals Leadership Content Knowledge (LCK) for mathematics will be presented: what principals with different LCK profiles see and value when observing mathematics classrooms and how the principals work with teachers. Participants will examine case study data and discuss the benefits and deficits of different LCK profiles.


Lead Speaker: Barbara Nelson
Co-Presenter: Kristen Reed

170  2:45 PM to
4:45 PM
Elizabeth HPrimary
(PK - 2)
Teaching and Learning Leadership

Using Video and Student Work Focused on Children's Thinking to Help Professional Developers Support K-3 Teachers in Transforming Their Teaching
In this interactive session, we will draw upon video and written student artifacts to support professional developers working with primary-grade teachers. We will consider characteristics of video and written student work that effectively engage teachers in discussions of children's mathematical thinking as a basis for their teaching.


Lead Speaker: Randolph Philipp
Co-Presenter: Vicki Jacobs
Co-Presenter: Lisa Lamb
Co-Presenter: John (Zig) Siegfried

176  4:00 PM to
5:00 PM
Elizabeth FIntermediate
(3 - 5)
Teaching and Learning Leadership

Communication and Problem Solving Using Lesson Studies
The presentation team from University of Nevada Las Vegas and Robert Lunt Elementary School will engage participants in a multimedia presentation and a discussion of their journey to increase student achievement in mathematics through a modified lesson study approach focused on problem solving and communication in mathematics.


Lead Speaker: Thelma Davis
Co-Presenter: Virginia Usnick
Co-Presenter: Jennifer Spinos
Co-Presenter: Peter Schmit

177  4:00 PM to
5:00 PM
(6 - 8)
Teaching and Learning Leadership

Strategies for Ending the Debate Between Conceptual Understanding and Basic Skill
This session will provide participants with strategies to discuss the conceptual understanding versus basic skills debate in a respectful manner. Participants will be engaged in activities and research involving number sense, fraction sense, and technology (YouTube) that can foster support for change in school mathematics and lead to reforms


Lead Speaker: Eric Milou

178  4:00 PM to
5:00 PM
Molly ABSecondary
(9 - 12)
Teaching and Learning Leadership

Using Video Clubs as a Vehicle to Link Instruction and Student Learning
Discussing carefully chosen clips of classroom practice helps teachers make teaching public, talk about mathematics and student learning, and can lead to a shift in pedagogy more focused on students. Participants will consider how to establish video club norms and lessons learned using them to develop a community of practice.


Lead Speaker: Jim King
Co-Presenter: Nicole Bannister

Strand 3 Sessions -- Tuesday, April 20, 2010
Strand 3: Charting a Course to Teaching and Learning Leadership

209  8:45 AM to
9:45 AM
(9 - 12)
Teaching and Learning Leadership

A Lesson Study Project: Connecting Theory and Practice Through the Development of an Exemplar Video for Algebra I Teachers and Students
Houston Independent School District's Exemplar Video Project was a collaboration with the Rice University School Mathematics Project. The project's goal was to close the gap between theory and practice in the Algebra I classroom. Learn about its development, implementation, and impact, examine the mathematics, and preview parts of the video.


Lead Speaker: Anne Papakonstantinou
Co-Presenter: Richard Parr
Co-Presenter: Monica Kendall

217  8:45 AM to
10:15 AM
Randle ESecondary
(9 - 12)
Teaching and Learning Leadership

Technology and Teaching and Learning Mathematics at the Secondary Level: Implications for Teacher Preparation and Development
Across grades, students often struggle with basic concepts such as area or reasoning about geometric relationships. Building from research on teaching and learning, using dynamic interactive technology as a tool for learning, and asking the right questions can engage students in reasoning about these concepts in ways that develop understanding.


Lead Speaker: Tom Dick
Co-Presenter: Gail Burrill

220  10:15 AM to
11:15 AM
Elizabeth ABGeneralTeaching and Learning Leadership

Intriguing Lessons About How Math is Taught and Assessed in High Performing Asian Countries
It's really not an accident that countries like Singapore and Hong Hong significantly outperform the U.S. We'll take a look at some of the features, some of the instructional approaches, and some of the assessment items that can inform and guide our own efforts to improve out outcomes.


Lead Speaker: Steven Leinwand

238  2:30 PM to
4:00 PM
Elizabeth GMiddle
(6 - 8)
Teaching and Learning Leadership

Using VideoCases to Develop Teachers' Conceptual Understanding of Mathematics
How do teachers deepen their understanding of mathematics in ways that apply directly to their teaching? We will examine how videocases and lesson "warm-ups" can be used in professional development to unpack the concept of similarity, including connections to geometric transformations, proportional reasoning, slope, and the role of definition.


Lead Speaker: Nanette Seago
Co-Presenter: Mark Driscoll
Co-Presenter: Johannah Nikula

239  2:30 PM to
4:00 PM
Randle BMiddle
(6 - 8)
Teaching and Learning Leadership

Using Singapore Math Model Drawing to Help Special Education Students and Struggling Learners Become More Capable and Willing Problem Solvers
Model Drawing is a powerful tool for helping students translate words in problems to visual models. They understand problems better and apply computational skills to real world applications and contexts. Participants will learn the eight steps of Model Drawing, work sample problems, and see examples of students' progress over a two year period.


Lead Speaker: Patty Smith

242  2:45 PM to
3:45 PM
Elizabeth HGeneralTeaching and Learning Leadership

Supporting Mathematical Proficiency for All Students
How can mathematics education leaders foster and support mathematical proficiency for all students? How can research inform instructional practices? How do we advocate for high-quality instruction and assessment? Examples responding to these questions draw on the work of the California Algebra Forum that proposes a clear vision and action plan.


Lead Speaker: Susie Hakansson
Co-Presenter: Jivan Dhaliwal
Co-Presenter: Patricia Duckhorn

Strand 3 Sessions -- Wednesday, April 21, 2010
Strand 3: Charting a Course to Teaching and Learning Leadership

309  8:45 AM to
9:45 AM
Molly ABSecondary
(9 - 12)
Teaching and Learning Leadership

The Leader's Role in Charting Successful Intervention Strategies in the Secondary School Using Algebra I Examples
With increased requirements and advanced standards, more special-needs students are in mathematics classrooms. Leaders need researched-based instructional intervention resources to support teachers with quality instruction to help all students. The presentation will include placement and assessment, concept-development activities, practice and problem-solving activities using the content of Algebra I.


Lead Speaker: Larry Bradsby

312  8:45 AM to
10:15 AM
Randle EGeneralTeaching and Learning Leadership

A Lesson Study Learning Trajectory: How Do Novice and Experienced Teams Differ? How Can Leaders Help Teams Deepen Their Practice?
We will share a model for strong, sustainable lesson study, looking closely at developmental growth of teams from novice to experienced at several key moments in the lesson study process. Discussion and activities will help participants reflect on how leaders support team development and mathematical learning at these points.


Lead Speaker: Jane Gorman

315  8:45 AM to
10:15 AM
Elizabeth GSecondary
(9 - 12)
Teaching and Learning Leadership

Exploring the Potential of Narrative Cases in Developing Teachers Capacity to Reason and Prove
In this session, participants will engage in a discussion and analysis of a narrative case designed to develop teachers' proficiency related to the teaching and learning of reasoning and proving in secondary mathematics classrooms.


Lead Speaker: Margaret Smith

322  10:00 AM to
11:00 AM
Elizabeth HSecondary
(9 - 12)
Teaching and Learning Leadership

Mathematical Knowledge for Teaching Secondary Mathematics: Classroom-Based Scenarios and a Framework
By identifying and studying opportunities for the use of mathematics that occur in teaching secondary mathematics, groups at Penn State and University of Georgia have developed descriptions of and a framework for mathematical knowledge for teaching secondary mathematics. The framework can provide support in supplementing mathematical learning of secondary teachers.


Lead Speaker: M. Kathleen Heid
Co-Presenter: Patricia Wilson

323  10:00 AM to
11:00 AM
Molly ABSecondary
(9 - 12)
Teaching and Learning Leadership

Lessons Learned in Leadership for Classroom Change
We will share examples of key activities that in hindsight lead to lasting change in the culture of some and not other high school mathematics departments. Possible reasons for change in some departments and not others and issues of sustaining momentum and continuing progress in improving learning and teaching will be discussed.


Lead Speaker: Judy Kysh
Co-Presenter: Diane Resek

326  10:30 AM to
12:00 PM
Windsor BCGeneralTeaching and Learning Leadership

Integrating Curriculum, Assessment, and Teacher Professional Development: Singapore and the United States
This session will go beyond the popular but oversimplified views of Singapore's successes. A panel of collaborators, two from Singapore's National Institute of Education and two from SRI, will discuss Singapore's integrated system of leadership in teacher professional development and key success factors that can be applied in the United States.


Lead Speaker: Jeremy Roschelle
Co-Presenter: Charles Patton
Co-Presenter: Ban Har Yeap
Co-Presenter: Khoon Yoong Wong

334  11:15 AM to
12:15 PM
Madeleine ABGeneralTeaching and Learning Leadership

Motivate Your Faculty by Connecting Culture and Mathematics
How can you get your entire faculty (not just mathematics teachers) behind an idea? Ask them to discover the mathematics in the cultures of your students. This NASGEm presentation documents how one school successfully incorporated this strategy to motivate its entire faculty to participate in a family math night program.


Lead Speaker: Chadd McGlone
Co-Presenter: Jim Barta
Co-Presenter: Meghan Hern
Co-Presenter: Jenni Harding-Dekam

338  11:15 AM to
12:15 PM
Molly ABSecondary
(9 - 12)
Teaching and Learning Leadership

Radical Reform for the Teaching and Learning of Algebra I
Frustration with a 65% failure rate in Algebra I prompted several districts to become involved with an initiative that includes extensive professional development, 80-90 minute per day student contact, coaching, use of hands-on discovery-based lessons, TI -Nspire technology, Smart Board technology, and data driven decisions through uniform assessments.


Lead Speaker: Paul Lawrence