2010 NCSM Annual Conference

Strand 6 Sessions

Session information last updated: 4-16-2010

 
Strand 6 Sessions -- Monday, April 19, 2010
 
Strand 6: Developing Coaches - Developing Teachers


105  9:30 AM to
10:30 AM
Elizabeth ABGeneralDeveloping Coaches - Developing Teachers

Elementary Math Specialists: An Update and Challenges
What are the challenges facing Elementary Mathematics Specialists and coaches? This session will review certification efforts, professional development needs, leadership challenges, and research regarding the impact of specailsts/coaches. Promising programs will also be highlighted. The session will also acquaint participants with the Elementary Mathematics Specialist and Teacher Leaders Project (EMS&TL).

 

Lead Speaker: Francis (Skip) Fennell
Co-Presenter: Kay Sammons
Co-Presenter: John Wray
Co-Presenter: Beth Kobett

109  9:30 AM to
10:30 AM
MohsenMiddle
(6 - 8)
Developing Coaches - Developing Teachers

Developing Leadership in Our Mathematics Community: An Effective Model to Identify and Support Teacher Leaders
Examine a model of professional development from the Math Forum @ Drexel that provides opportunities for teachers to build their understanding of mathematical concepts, explore ways to create similar experiences for students, and learn more about resources and support enabling them to become and thrive as leaders in this community.

 

Lead Speaker: Suzanne Alejandre
Co-Presenter: Marie Hogan
Co-Presenter: Ashley Miller
Co-Presenter: Barbara Delaney

115  9:30 AM to
11:30 AM
Randle DGeneralDeveloping Coaches - Developing Teachers

Charting a Course with Professional Learning: Coaching to Promote Mathematics Education Leaders
Why is coaching an emerging PD (Professional Development) strategy? What are characteristics of exemplary coaching initiatives? Examine data regarding the relationship between school-based coaching and student achievement and lessons learned from six years of action research. Join us to explore coaching as transformative professional learning for mathematics education leaders.

 

Lead Speaker: Nan Dempsey

118  9:30 AM to
11:30 AM
Randle BSecondary
(9 - 12)
Developing Coaches - Developing Teachers

Improving Quality of Teaching in Algebra 2 and Precalculus Using Technology
Graphing calculators and online learning environments can be used to improve the quality of teaching Algebra 2 and Pre-Calculus. A variety of smart ways of using technology to enhance the teaching experience in K9-12 classrooms will be elaborated.

 

Lead Speaker: Rusen Meylani
Co-Presenter: Gary Bitter
Co-Presenter: Alpay Bicer

124  10:45 AM to
11:45 AM
Madeleine ABGeneralDeveloping Coaches - Developing Teachers

Math Instructional Support Teachers: Key to Improving Teacher Practice and Student Learning
In an urban high-needs district the Math-IST (Instructional Support Teacher) role was created, supporting teachers' implementation of new curriculum and state assessments. Within three years, success was documented by the growth of teachers' knowledge for teaching mathematics and student assessment gains. Data on six years of Math-IST's work in schools will be shared.

 

Lead Speaker: Patricia Tinto
Co-Presenter: Nancy Zarach

126  10:45 AM to
11:45 AM
Edward CDMiddle
(6 - 8)
Developing Coaches - Developing Teachers

Coaching to Build Thoughtful Instructional Decision Making
Participants will see how coaches have helped teachers to bring mathematically appropriate focus to a lesson, to choose the right questions to ask, and to support student differences. The goal is to help teachers see how these decisions affected their students' beliefs about math and their students' ultimate success.

 

Lead Speaker: Marian Small

140  12:15 PM to
1:15 PM
Windsor BCGeneralDeveloping Coaches - Developing Teachers

A Coaching Model in the Transformation of Math Teachers to Math Teacher Leaders
Mathematics Teaching Specialists use coaching ingredients to transform teachers into Teacher Leaders, who use coaching techniques with their staff while affecting student achievement, teacher learning, and instruction. Participants will learn about a successful model that is used to improve student achievement in an urban district and the overall impact district-wide.

 

Lead Speaker: Bernard Rahming
Co-Presenter: Pandora Bedford

141  12:15 PM to
1:15 PM
MohsenGeneralDeveloping Coaches - Developing Teachers

Linking Best Mentoring Practices and Providing Online Support for Beginning Teachers to Facilitate Transfer of Pedagogical Theory to Practice
A mentor/cooperating teacher plays a critical role in beginning or student teachers' development. Strategies in guiding them to effective mathematics teaching and dealing with classroom challenges will be presented. The efficacy of online peer discussion as a means of support and reflection for pre-service and beginning teachers will be discussed.

 

Lead Speaker: Nina Girard

147  1:30 PM to
2:30 PM
Molly ABGeneralDeveloping Coaches - Developing Teachers

Examining Coaching in Elementary (K-8) Mathematics Classrooms
With a growing interest in the use of coaches to improve mathematics instruction in schools, this session will examine different types and depths of knowledge that contribute to successful coaching and will provide a model for professional development to address these multiple knowledge domains.

 

Lead Speaker: John Sutton
Co-Presenter: Clare Heidema
Co-Presenter: Arlene Mitchell

150  1:30 PM to
2:30 PM
Windsor BCGeneralDeveloping Coaches - Developing Teachers

Coaching - More Than Just One Tier
Coaches are professional learning leaders in our schools - but how do they get to that place? The three-tiered model of the development of coaches that is used prepares teachers to become coaches, provides continued professional learning opportunities for current coaches, and utilizes "coaching experts" in the field.

 

Lead Speaker: Arlene Rosowski
Co-Presenter: Dr. James Williams
Co-Presenter: Debra Sykes
Co-Presenter: Amber Dixon

151  1:30 PM to
2:30 PM
Madeleine ABGeneralDeveloping Coaches - Developing Teachers

Mathematics Education Needs Transformational Leaders – Do Our Teacher Leadership Programs Develop Transformational Leaders?
We studied "what was happening" in our Math Science Partnership sites for the 2 years following NSF (National Science Foundation) funding. We discovered that teacher leaders' roles and functions had changed. We will share what they told us about how our leadership development program prepared them and what more we could have done.

 

Lead Speaker: Judi Fonzi
Co-Presenter: Cindy Callard

158  2:45 PM to
3:45 PM
Madeleine ABGeneralDeveloping Coaches - Developing Teachers

The C.I.A.'s of Coaching: Come Investigate...
Participate, experience, and engage in activities and processes that veteran coaches have implemented in a high needs urban district. Attendees will be given an opportunity to examine artifacts, practice protocols, and utilize tools in an interactive setting. Leave with knowledge of how our coaching initiative influences curriculum, instruction, and assessment.

 

Lead Speaker: Lisa Sanders
Co-Presenter: Serena Restivo
Co-Presenter: Karen Murray
Co-Presenter: Joy Kilian

166  2:45 PM to
4:45 PM
Elizabeth GGeneralDeveloping Coaches - Developing Teachers

Essential Practices for Coaches That Get Results
This session will go beyond the general, over used terms (e.g. learning communities, trust, relationship) and hone in on the essence of effective coaching. We will name the behaviors and show video examples of coaching practices and moves that are sure to improve classroom practice and build sustainable capacity.

 

Lead Speaker: Lucy West
Co-Presenter: Antonia Cameron

167  2:45 PM to
4:45 PM
Randle AGeneralDeveloping Coaches - Developing Teachers

Differentiated Coaching: Helping Teachers Change Beliefs and Practices
Differentiated coaching capitalizes on teacher strengths to help them transform their classrooms. Learn how to use a neutral framework to uncover teacher beliefs, provide differentiated evidence to change those beliefs, and adopt coaching roles that meet teacher learning styles so that coaching practices model how teachers can differentiate mathematics instruction.

 

Lead Speaker: Jane Kise

169  2:45 PM to
4:45 PM
Randle DGeneralDeveloping Coaches - Developing Teachers

Facilitating Professional Learning: Three Models of Practice
In this session we will examine the key components of effective facilitation for three related forms of professional learning: video study groups, lesson study groups, and classroom coaching. This session will highlight our lessons learned and will include mathematics problem-solving activities, classroom video clips, and suggested practices for facilitators.

 

Lead Speaker: Lisa Lavelle
Co-Presenter: Claire Gates

173  4:00 PM to
5:00 PM
Edward CDGeneralDeveloping Coaches - Developing Teachers

Math Coach Support for Teachers of Struggling Math Learners
What does research say about the needs of struggling math students? How can coaches support teachers so they better understand the needs of these students and so they provide appropriate instruction to learn mathematics? These are questions that will be explored in this session.

 

Lead Speaker: Sam Shaneyfelt

174  4:00 PM to
5:00 PM
Windsor BCGeneralDeveloping Coaches - Developing Teachers

Differentiating Professional Development for Coaches and Teacher Leaders
The power of coaching in developing leaders cannot stand alone at the building level. Aurora Public Schools in Aurora, Colorado has developed several interconnected professional development structures to support district coaches, teacher leaders, demonstration classroom teachers, and teachers in their role in increasing student achievement.

 

Co-Presenter: Stephanie Gianneschi
Co-Presenter: Betsy Collar
Co-Presenter: Cherie Echols

 
Strand 6 Sessions -- Tuesday, April 20, 2010
 
Strand 6: Developing Coaches - Developing Teachers


204  8:45 AM to
9:45 AM
Molly ABGeneralDeveloping Coaches - Developing Teachers

Case Studies in Elementary-Level Instructional Teacher Leadership
This session focuses on elementary-level, school-based math coaches drawing upon case studies from urban elementary schools. Participants will engage in activities that explore the enactment of these roles. The activities utilize instructional materials that promote reflection and discussion, using theoretical framing and critical inquiry methods.

 

Lead Speaker: Sara Stoelinga
Co-Presenter: Melinda Mangin

213  8:45 AM to
10:15 AM
Elizabeth GGeneralDeveloping Coaches - Developing Teachers

Connecting Arithmetic to Algebra: An Online Course for Teachers in Grades 1-6
Integrating early algebra into instruction strengthens elementary students' understanding of the operations and builds a foundation for algebra. We will provide examples of teacher work from a course focused on articulating, representing, and justifying generalizations about arithmetic and will discuss how teachers incorporate learning about this content into their classroom practice.

 

Lead Speaker: Susan Jo Russell
Co-Presenter: Virginia Bastable
Co-Presenter: Deborah Schifter

222  10:15 AM to
11:15 AM
Elizabeth FIntermediate
(3 - 5)
Developing Coaches - Developing Teachers

Elementary Mathematics Specialists -- An Important Aspect of Teacher Leadership
The concept of an elementary mathematics specialist is not new. However, it is finally being seriously considered by many states. Many questions need answers. Many challenges come with establishing the role of elementary specialist. From coach to classroom teacher, let's look at some of the issues and share ideas.

 

Lead Speaker: Linda Gojak

230  10:30 AM to
12:00 PM
Randle EGeneralDeveloping Coaches - Developing Teachers

Moving Students from Procedure to Thinking
One way in which to encourage students to think deeply about word problems is to remove the numbers. Participants will solve and discuss problems without numbers, examine some student and teacher solutions, and explore ways in which they can use such problems to enhance both students' and teachers' mathematical reasoning.

 

Lead Speaker: Patsy Wang-Iverson
Co-Presenter: Richard Askey
Co-Presenter: Marian Palumbo

231  10:30 AM to
12:00 PM
Randle DGeneralDeveloping Coaches - Developing Teachers

Using a Coach Collaborative to Develop a Common Model for Coaching
Coaches are often insulated and isolated. While creating collaborative coaching communities is one way to support and develop coaches, mere conversations about coaching will not necessarily shift or deepen practice. In our coach collaborative, we use intervisitation and co-coaching to develop a common language and specific, critical tools for improving instruction.

 

Lead Speaker: Antonia Cameron
Co-Presenter: Carol Mosesson-Teig
Co-Presenter: Stephanie Slabic
Co-Presenter: Sally Dyson

246  2:45 PM to
3:45 PM
Edward CDIntermediate
(3 - 5)
Developing Coaches - Developing Teachers

Effective Conversations That Lead to Effective Instruction: Using a Portfolio Process to Structure Teaching and Learning of Mathematics
Listen as one school shares its journey from using mathematics portfolios as a monitoring system to developing a portfolio system that serves as a vehicle to focus mathematics instruction and improve student learning. Participants will watch video clips of conversations with teachers and students and walk away with resources.

 

Lead Speaker: Beth Schefelker
Co-Presenter: Joanie Marchillo
Co-Presenter: Melissa Hedges

 
Strand 6 Sessions -- Wednesday, April 21, 2010
 
Strand 6: Developing Coaches - Developing Teachers


305  8:45 AM to
9:45 AM
Edward CDIntermediate
(3 - 5)
Developing Coaches - Developing Teachers

Building Effective Relationships That Lead to Instructional Change in Mathematics Classrooms
Initiating, facilitating, and sustaining change in mathematics teaching and learning in a large urban district is a challenge. Come hear how the Milwaukee Mathematics Partnership (MMP) has established an effective model of distributive leadership that has impacted classroom practice and student achievement!

 

Lead Speaker: Pandora Bedford
Co-Presenter: Melissa Hedges
Co-Presenter: Beth Schefelker

308  8:45 AM to
9:45 AM
Elizabeth HSecondary
(9 - 12)
Developing Coaches - Developing Teachers

Coaching Teachers to Ask Questions That Provide Just Enough Help to Move Students Forward
How can teachers be encouraged and prepared to ask questions that provide "just enough" help so that student thinking is supported but not supplanted? In this session, participants will engage in a questioning approach to be used with teachers to enhance their questioning techniques. Secondary examples will be used.

 

Lead Speaker: Denisse Thompson
Co-Presenter: Charlene Beckmann

314  8:45 AM to
10:15 AM
Windsor BCSecondary
(9 - 12)
Developing Coaches - Developing Teachers

Lessons Learned from the Back of the Room: Leading Teachers to a New Vision
The view from the back of the room offers a new perspective on what's really happening in math classrooms. Hear about how lessons learned and coaching conversations facilitated teachers and departments to change the culture of math teaching and learning.

 

Lead Speaker: Janet Bryson

328  10:30 AM to
12:00 PM
Randle AGeneralDeveloping Coaches - Developing Teachers

Diary of a Not-So Wimpy Coach
Participants will identify their current work, assess their needs, and plan action steps to facilitate change within the framework of this session. An experienced Mathematics Instructional Coach, certified in the Heart of Change Coaching for Excellence model, will share her expertise, specific coaching maps/tools, and her personal experience.

 

Lead Speaker: Marilyn Cannon

333  11:15 AM to
12:15 PM
Elizabeth HGeneralDeveloping Coaches - Developing Teachers

What Do Math Coaches Need to Know and How Do They Learn It?
Participants will engage in discussion and activities designed to elicit new ideas about essential elements of the coaching role, to consider the implications for coaching knowledge, and to investigate means for engaging in meaningful learning about coaching. Come work with coaches' writing as a lens for examining important ideas about teaching and learning.

 

Lead Speaker: Amy Morse

337  11:15 AM to
12:15 PM
Edward CDMiddle
(6 - 8)
Developing Coaches - Developing Teachers

Building a Mathematics Professional Learning Communities (PLCs) Using Enhanced Journal Articles
Participants will actively engage in exploring journal articles that have been enhanced by NCTM's Professional Development Services Committee. Session leaders will model the use of enhanced journal articles to build school-based, professional learning communities of mathematics teachers. The selected article is middle-school focused, but the process is transferable to other levels.

 

Lead Speaker: Monique Lynch