2017 NCSM Annual Conference

All Sessions

Session information last updated: 2-26-2017

 
All Sessions, Monday, April 3
 
1007  7:00 AM to
8:00 AM
Travis A-BGeneralMeetingPowerful Mathematics Education Leadership

NCSM Affiliate Leaders Meeting
This meeting of NCSM affiliate leaders will focus on the critical work of NCSM for 2017-18. This meeting is for invited affiliate leaders.

 

Lead Speaker: Carol Matsumoto

1008  7:30 AM to
8:00 AM
Travis C-DGeneralRegular Presentation (60 minutes)Powerful Mathematics Education Leadership

What's It All About? An Orientation for Those New to the NCSM Annual Conference
This session is for those who are new to the NCSM Annual Conference. Participants will network with others, review the structure of the conference, explore the different conference options, set personal priorities and goals, and work on a personal plan of what to do and where to go during the conference.

 

Lead Speaker: Marc Garneau

1021  8:00 AM to
8:30 AM
Lone Star D-FGeneralFunctionPowerful Mathematics Education Leadership

Opening NCSM Session: Welcome for All and Continental Breakfast
Welcome to San Antonio and the 49th NCSM Annual Conference! Join us for a continental breakfast and remarks from the Texas State Board of Education member representing District 3/San Antonio.

 

Lead Speaker: John W. Staley
Co-Presenter: Mona Toncheff

1022  8:30 AM to
9:15 AM
Lone Star D-FGeneralKeynote PresenterMotivational Mathematics Teaching and Learning

Knocking Down Barriers with Technology
One-to-one. Accessibility. Personalization. Internationalization. Low floor. High ceiling. What do these all have in common? Each is targeted to making mathematics work for every student. Not just the confident students with engaged parents, not just the struggling students, every student. We will explore the technology and techniques that can open doors, challenge the bored, empower the disempowered, and turn every student into a mathematics student.

 

Lead Speaker: Eli Luberoff

1100  9:30 AM to
10:30 AM
Lone Star D-FGeneralMajor PresentationMotivational Mathematics Teaching and Learning

The Mindset Revolution: Teaching Mathematics for a Growth Mindset
In this major session, Jo will share recent and important research on the brain and mathematics learning that has profound implications for students’ mathematics achievement.

 

Lead Speaker: Jo Boaler

1103  9:30 AM to
10:30 AM
Crockett A-BElementary
(K—5)
Regular Presentation (60 minutes)Visionary Coaching Practices

Number Talks as Professional Development
We’ve all heard of using number talks to improve the number sense of our students. Number Talks are also an excellent way to build the computational fluency of our teachers, which in turn increases the likelihood of those teachers using visual representations with their students. Come learn how to use Number Talks as a safe, low-risk way to discuss mathematics and instructional strategies with your teachers.

 

Lead Speaker: Duane Habecker

1105  9:30 AM to
10:30 AM
Republic A-CSecondary
(6—12)
Regular Presentation (60 minutes)Motivational Mathematics Teaching and Learning

Convergent or Divergent Problem Solving?
As a teacher, should you converge to a single solution at the end of a lesson or diverge to different thinking with each student? Is an open-middle a better approach to an open-ended type problem? Through activities, you will be able to compare differences and similarities between both strategies.

 

Lead Speaker: Jules Bonin-Ducharme

1106  9:30 AM to
10:30 AM
Seguin A-BSecondary
(6—12)
Regular Presentation (60 minutes)Powerful Mathematics Education Leadership

Professional Development That Immerses Teachers in 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 research project that developed a Professional Development (PD) model that was tested in 20 districts across the country. Experience and discuss PD activities that include mathematical tasks, student dialogues, and planning and student work analysis protocols.

 

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

1107  9:30 AM to
10:30 AM
Travis A-BGeneralRegular Presentation (60 minutes)Motivational Mathematics Teaching and Learning

NCTM's Mathematics Education Trust Provides Grants and Scholarships
As a leader, how can you promote opportunities to receive money through a grant or scholarship? Mathematics Education Trust provides this opportunity. MET supports teachers, students and schools with funds for materials, lesson development, professional development, and action research. Learn what's available. Hear tips for choosing the most appropriate award for your teacher(s) and enhancing their chances to win it.

 

Lead Speaker: Richard Seitz
Co-Presenter: Fern Tribbey

1108  9:30 AM to
10:30 AM
Travis C-DHigh School
(9—12)
Regular Presentation (60 minutes)Exemplary Assessment Leadership

Helping Preservice and Novice Teachers Become Reflective, Continuous, Formative Assessments Users
Look at a successful yearlong program used to develop preservice and novice teachers’ use of timely formative information to make effective instructional decisions. Discuss a progression of activities that support teachers with setting instructional goals and then assessing student progression toward those goals. Various forms of lesson monitoring, flexible, dynamic, collaborative grouping practices, and differentiation will be discussed.

 

Lead Speaker: Allan Bellman

1114  9:30 AM to
10:30 AM
Bonham EGeneralRegular Presentation (60 minutes)Motivational Mathematics Teaching and Learning

Relationships, Rigor, and Relevance in the Mathematics Classroom
Without positive relationships, you cannot achieve relevance with your students, and without relevance, learning cannot be truly rigorous. This session will examine the importance of relationships and introduce the Rigor/Relevance Framework®, a powerful tool for analyzing curriculum, instruction, activities, and assessments.

 

Lead Speaker: Pam Palmer
Co-Presenter: Linda Jordan

1116  9:30 AM to
10:30 AM
Lone Star AGeneralRegular Presentation (60 minutes)Empowering Equity and Social Justice Leadership

Principles to Action: Strengthening Girls' Mathematics Identity for the 21st Century Classroom and Workforce
From an early age, girls are taught that math success is an innate ability that they lack and being feminine and good at math are mutually exclusive. We will review brain science, programs, strategies and techniques that support positive reinforcement of girls' math identity and present best practices and general recommendations for what to do and not do when designing instructional strategies and programs to improve girls' math identity.

 

Lead Speaker: Lorraine Howard

1117  9:30 AM to
10:30 AM
Lone Star BGeneralRegular Presentation (60 minutes)Visionary Coaching Practices

Changing Minds: Coaching for a Growth Mindset in Mathematics
Teachers’ identities as mathematics learners and fundamental beliefs about the nature of mathematics play a critical role in shaping both the learning opportunities given to students and students’ mathematics mindsets. We will examine the impact of mindset on teacher learning and instructional improvement. It will consider ways that coaching can help teachers reflect on their unconscious beliefs and take steps towards adopting a growth mindset.

 

Lead Speaker: Sue Chapman

1118  9:30 AM to
10:30 AM
Lone Star CElementary
(K—5)
Regular Presentation (60 minutes)Powerful Mathematics Education Leadership

Establishing Sustainable Leadership Structures: Capacity-Building Tools for Mathematics Leadership Teams
Leadership tools and routines can be useful and powerful for teacher leaders and administrators as they work together to support high-quality mathematics teaching and learning in their schools. We will share tools for mathematics leadership teams developed as part of our long-standing Principal and Teacher Leadership Institute including needs assessments, observation guides, and templates for school goal setting and planning for mathematics.

 

Lead Speaker: Alison Whittington
Co-Presenter: Debbie Leslie

1119  9:30 AM to
10:30 AM
Bowie A-CElementary
(K—5)
Regular Presentation (60 minutes)Empowering Equity and Social Justice Leadership

Gut Instincts: Developing ALL Students' Mathematical Intuitions
We’ve long misunderstood mathematical intuition, assuming it’s innate rather than developed through high-quality learning experiences. As a result, students who haven’t yet had opportunities to foster their intuitions are often denied access to meaningful mathematics. Through analysis of powerful classroom teaching and learning, we’ll explore three instructional strategies you can use to empower ALL students to grasp mathematics intuitively.

 

Lead Speaker: Tracy Zager

1301  11:15 AM to
12:15 PM
Texas E-FGeneralMajor PresentationEmpowering Equity and Social Justice Leadership

Sticks and Stones: An Invitation to Consider the Impact of Language in Mathematics Education
In what ways does our use of language in mathematics carry messages that may unintentionally privilege some students and families while marginalizing others? Recognizing that engaging in the work of social justice in mathematics education may require challenging and potentially painful shifts in practices, this session builds on the joint position statement on social justice, set forth by NCSM and TODOS: Mathematics for All, and serves as an invitation to consider purposeful steps to update our use of language, from the classroom to official policy documents. As such, drawing heavily from Critical Race Theory and employing critical discourse analysis, this session will explore some of the ways our words may land upon our students and their families, and encourage conversation around ways to reframe and recast what we write and say in all of our work related to mathematics education.

 

Lead Speaker: Anita Bright

1302  11:15 AM to
12:15 PM
Texas DHigh School
(9—12)
Spotlight SpeakerMotivational Mathematics Teaching and Learning

Slow Math: Look for and Make Use of Structure
We want all students to be able to say, "I can look for and make use of structure." But how do we provide opportunities for students to learn mathematics using structure? What expressions, equations, and diagrams require making what isn’t pictured visible? This session will provide opportunities to engage in tasks for which making use of structure can provide an advantage and to think about how to provide that same opportunity for students.

 

Lead Speaker: Jennifer Wilson

1303  11:15 AM to
12:15 PM
Crockett A-BGeneralRegular Presentation (60 minutes)Visionary Coaching Practices

From Research to Practice: the Story of MQI Coaching
Promising preliminary research findings indicate that MQI Coaching, a video-based coaching model based on the Mathematical Quality of Instruction rubric, helps mathematics teachers improve their practice. The MQI is a Common Core-aligned, math-specific rubric initially developed for research. As part of a randomized study, 3rd-8th grade mathematics teachers received coaching using the MQI to focus their discussions and guide their growth.

 

Lead Speaker: Heather Hill
Co-Presenter: Claire Gogolen
Co-Presenter: Samantha R. Booth

1304  11:15 AM to
12:15 PM
Crockett C-DElementary
(K—5)
Regular Presentation (60 minutes)Motivational Mathematics Teaching and Learning

This Math Was Made for Talking: Targeting Mathematics Discussions in the K-6 Classroom
Number talks are powerful tools for building students' mathematical thinking, fluency and discourse, but there's more to them than just show and tell. Leverage your talks: analyze and use student strategies shared during number talks to plan and lead targeted follow-up discussions that reengage students in their mathematical thinking. Engage in a number talk, collaborate with peers, and gain a new planning tool for moving your practice forward.

 

Lead Speaker: Christine Newell

1305  11:15 AM to
12:15 PM
Republic A-CElementary
(K—5)
Regular Presentation (60 minutes)Motivational Mathematics Teaching and Learning

What Every Math Leader Needs to Know and Be Able to Model to Support the Classroom Development of Numerical Fluency
This presentation will describe 10 pivotal ideas for developing numerical fluency and empower leaders to model and support these ideas. Participants will leave with a viable plan for developing numerical fluency in their schools without relying on timed tests.

 

Lead Speaker: Patsy Kanter
Co-Presenter: Steve Leinwand

1306  11:15 AM to
12:15 PM
Seguin A-BElementary
(K—5)
Regular Presentation (60 minutes)Powerful Mathematics Education Leadership

Engaging Leadership: Supporting Mathematics Instruction
Successful schools share a culture of learning, not just for students, but also for all staff. When leaders partner with coaches and teachers in the learning process, transformation is possible. Join us on one district's journey to engage the leadership in the mathematics instruction across the district.

 

Lead Speaker: Sandra Coulson
Co-Presenter: Diane Reynolds

1307  11:15 AM to
12:15 PM
Travis A-BHigh School
(9—12)
Regular Presentation (60 minutes)Empowering Equity and Social Justice Leadership

How to Create a System that Promotes Equity in a Large Urban District
Learn how a large urban school district has worked to create equity in mathematics classrooms across 17 high schools. The presenters will discuss the processes used to guarantee that all students regardless of teacher will learn the same content with the same rigorous expectations. Participants will learn how equity has been created and develop an implementation plan that meets the needs of their school or district.

 

Lead Speaker: Kris Cunningham
Co-Presenter: Jeanette Scott

1308  11:15 AM to
12:15 PM
Travis C-DMiddle
(6—8)
Regular Presentation (60 minutes)Exemplary Assessment Leadership

District Leaders', Coaches' and Teachers' Use of Practical Measures to Improve the Quality of Mathematics Teaching
This session describes a collective effort between mathematics education researchers and district and school leaders across three districts to develop and use practical measures, or measures that provide frequent, rapid feedback, to improve the quality of instruction. Coaches and district leaders will describe how they worked with teachers to use quick student surveys to assess and improve the quality of small-group and whole-class discussion.

 

Lead Speaker: Kara Jackson
Co-Presenter: Emma Trevino
Co-Presenter: Angela Harris
Co-Presenter: Hannah Nieman
Co-Presenter: Nicholas Kochmanski
Co-Presenter: Harold Asturias
Co-Presenter: Jessica Slayton

1309  11:15 AM to
12:15 PM
Presidio ASecondary
(6—12)
Sponsor ShowcaseMotivational Mathematics Teaching and Learning

What's New At Casio: Our Latest Innovations to Support the Changing Landscape of Mathematics Education
1985: Students want a tool faster and more accurate than drawing. Casio releases the first graphing calculator. 2004: Teachers are concerned that calculator input/output doesn’t match the language of mathematics. Casio develops Natural Display technology. 2010: High-res LCD technology becomes scalable and affordable. Casio releases the first full-color graphing calculator. 2017: Don’t worry we’ve innovated again. You won’t want to miss this.

 

Lead Speaker: Mike Reiners

1311  11:15 AM to
12:15 PM
Bonham BGeneralRegular Presentation (60 minutes)Visionary Coaching Practices

Reviewing the Game Film: The Power of Coaching Through a Video Club Structure
Sustainable teacher change is the goal of most mathematics coaches and specialists. Video clubs offer an opportunity to reduce teacher isolation, build stronger teams, and to enact powerful shifts in both school culture and instructional practice. This presentation will introduce a structure for conducting video clubs based on research collected at both the elementary and secondary levels. Resources will be provided.

 

Lead Speaker: Abraham Wallin

1312  11:15 AM to
12:15 PM
Bonham CGeneralRegular Presentation (60 minutes)Visionary Coaching Practices

NCSM: Coaching Kickoff
Come join us for a networking and celebration session designed to "kickoff" your conference right. You will see video resources available on the NCSM Coaching Corner website, as well as engage with actual stories from working coaches about successes in their work. You will also have time to share strategies and ideas for getting the most out of your NCSM conference. See you all there!

 

Lead Speaker: Donna Karsten
Co-Presenter: David McKillop
Co-Presenter: Denise Brady
Co-Presenter: Jason Gauthier

1313  11:15 AM to
12:15 PM
Bonham DSecondary
(6—12)
Regular Presentation (60 minutes)Exemplary Assessment Leadership

Ten Strategies to Help Teachers Make Formative Assessment Integral to Their Teaching
Formative assessment has been identified as a strategy for improving student learning. However, formative assessment as implemented is often inconsistent with the literature. Participants will consider how to help teachers design classroom opportunities using tasks and questioning strategies, often involving interactive dynamic technology, that can support teachers in refocusing instruction based on what their students say and do.

 

Lead Speaker: Gail Burrill

1314  11:15 AM to
12:15 PM
Bonham EGeneralRegular Presentation (60 minutes)Powerful Mathematics Education Leadership

Making It Work: Aligning Mathematics Individualized Education Plan Goals and Objectives to the Mathematical Practices
How are needs of struggling learners and students with an Individualized Education Plan (IEP) addressed in mathematics classrooms? Schools in Howard County, Maryland, use a transformative tool created in partnership with mathematics and special education teachers and leaders. Learn how one tool has shifted IEP goals from low-level skills to high-cognitive-demand processes. Finally, a tool that unites us!

 

Lead Speaker: Joyce Agness

1315  11:15 AM to
12:15 PM
IndependenceGeneralTechnology ShowcaseExemplary Assessment Leadership

Mathematics Leadership to Impact Assessment Practices
Today’s assessment practices underscore the importance of innovation and problem-solving as indicators of college and career readiness. As mathematics leaders, we must provide professional learning that intentionally builds teacher capacity for effective use of technology. In this presentation, we will share work being done that develops instructional leadership qualities and effective practices that impact students' learning.

 

Lead Speaker: Matthew Owens

1316  11:15 AM to
12:15 PM
Lone Star AMiddle
(6—8)
Regular Presentation (60 minutes)Visionary Coaching Practices

Coaching Teachers on the Topics of Fractions, Ratios, and Rates
What is the difference between a fraction, a ratio, and a rate? Have you been asked a similar question recently? How can we orchestrate teacher level conversations about the vocabulary and understanding around fractions, ratios, and rates? Let’s explore this topic together through tasks from the Illustrative Mathematics website and materials from our forthcoming open education curriculum.

 

Lead Speaker: Vanessa Cerrahoglu
Co-Presenter: Crystal Morey

1317  11:15 AM to
12:15 PM
Lone Star BGeneralRegular Presentation (60 minutes)Powerful Mathematics Education Leadership

Fostering Problem Solving
The first SMP is for students to make sense of problems and persevere, which should also be the first priority of every mathematics teacher. Yet engaging a heterogeneous classroom in problem solving and perseverance is the most difficult challenge for mathematics teachers. We will share strategies and tools for engaging students in high-cognitive problem solving. Research, materials and case studies are drawn from 20 years of experiences.

 

Lead Speaker: David Foster

1318  11:15 AM to
12:15 PM
Lone Star CGeneralRegular Presentation (60 minutes)Powerful Mathematics Education Leadership

Strengthening Mathematics Teaching and Learning in Grades 4-8: Using Math Labs to Improve Instruction
This session describes a teacher leadership project designed to provide school-based support for mathematics teaching and learning in Grades 4–8. This included co-planning lessons, shared opportunities to enact lessons together in classrooms with "time outs" to discuss next steps, and reflections on what was learned by trying out new practices with support from colleagues. Strategies for organizing and sustaining this work are also discussed.

 

Lead Speaker: Linda Davenport
Co-Presenter: Lynsey Gibbons
Co-Presenter: Peter Thorlichen
Co-Presenter: Connie Henry

1319  11:15 AM to
12:15 PM
Bowie A-CGeneralRegular Presentation (60 minutes)Visionary Coaching Practices

Coaching Novice Teachers by Promoting Mathematics Curriculum as a Thinking Tool
Curriculum can be an effective vehicle for promoting new ideas when it engages teachers in looking for pedagogical potential, rather than viewed as an archive of mathematics content. Session participants will contrast examples of curriculum and identify opportunities for novice teachers to know curriculum as a tool for thinking about the mathematics and associated pedagogy.

 

Lead Speaker: Linda Venenciano
Co-Presenter: Seanyelle Yagi
Co-Presenter: Fay Zenigami

1320  11:15 AM to
12:15 PM
Mission BHigh School
(9—12)
Regular Presentation (60 minutes)Visionary Coaching Practices

Turning Observations into Actions: Translating Data into Student Growth
Administrators and coaches spend a great deal of time observing classrooms, and translating those observations into student growth can be challenging. This interactive session will examine the experiences College Board district coaches have observed on classroom walkthroughs. The classroom walk data as well as research will be examined to identify targeted administrator actions that positively impact instruction and student achievement.

 

Lead Speaker: Dean Packard
Co-Presenter: Yvonne Mendolia

1501  12:30 PM to
1:30 PM
Texas E-FGeneralMajor PresentationMotivational Mathematics Teaching and Learning

Misconceptions and Students Who Struggle in Mathematics
Students carry misconceptions with them across multiple grades and may apply them inappropriately. Some misconceptions begin in the early grades when students make generalizations that are not always true. Other misconceptions develop when rules that expire are given to students to help them perform a process. This session explores misconceptions that impact student performance particularly in algebra in middle and high school grades. Alternative ways to consider the content and instruction will be included with an emphasis on understanding variables, working with generalized quantities, and multiple representations.

 

Lead Speaker: Barbara Dougherty

1502  12:30 PM to
1:30 PM
Texas DGeneralSpotlight SpeakerMotivational Mathematics Teaching and Learning

"Noticing and Wondering" as a Vehicle to Understanding the Problem
The practices of Noticing and Wondering can help all students generate mathematical ideas and make connections between them. Noticing and Wondering pave the way for the development of other problem solving strategies and support a classroom culture that gives every student a way to contribute mathematically and treats mathematics as a creative process.

 

Lead Speaker: Annie Fetter

1503  12:30 PM to
1:30 PM
Crockett A-BSecondary
(6—12)
Regular Presentation (60 minutes)Visionary Coaching Practices

Problem Strings to Change Teaching Practice
A problem string is a purposefully designed sequence of related problems that helps students mentally construct mathematical relationships and nudges them toward a major, efficient strategy, model, or big idea. We show how problem strings can be leveraged for changing teachers’ practice. Because it puts students’ ideas at the center, teachers are forced to listen deeply to kids and structure mathematics conversations around their thinking.

 

Lead Speaker: Pamela Harris
Co-Presenter: Kara Imm

1504  12:30 PM to
1:30 PM
Crockett C-DSecondary
(6—12)
Regular Presentation (60 minutes)Powerful Mathematics Education Leadership

Developing High School Mathematics Teacher Leaders: Lessons from a Content-Focused Professional Development Project
In this presentation, we describe the outcomes of a two-year professional development project for high school teachers across nine districts focused on developing teacher content knowledge, pedagogical practice, and leadership. We illuminate how teachers and facilitators used the PRIME Framework to co-construct leadership goals and engaged district colleagues in meaningful conversations about mathematics teaching and learning.

 

Lead Speaker: Michael Steele

1505  12:30 PM to
1:30 PM
Republic A-CGeneralRegular Presentation (60 minutes)Empowering Equity and Social Justice Leadership

Leveraging TRU (Teaching for Robust Understanding of) Math Within Classroom Coaching to Increase Access and Equity
What happens to student achievement when teachers and coaches focus their collaborative work on equity for all students by using the dimensions of TRU Math? How does increased access to content and agency, authority, and identity impact students' ability to problem solve? Learn how the TRU Math dimensions and tools supported classroom-embedded coaching to impact student success in mathematics, especially for diverse student populations.

 

Lead Speaker: Danielle Seabold
Co-Presenter: Diane Owen-Rogers

1506  12:30 PM to
1:30 PM
Seguin A-BElementary
(K—5)
Regular Presentation (60 minutes)Visionary Coaching Practices

Shifting the Culture of Mathematics Through Professional Learning Communities
Want Professional Learning Communities that run like clock work? Interested in seeing teachers collaboratively plan, teach, collect data, and reflect on the student learning that occurred? Join us to hear the story of Ramirez Thomas Elementary School in Santa Fe, NM. We will discuss how one school changed the culture of their own professional learning and in turn, shifted the culture of mathematics in their building.

 

Co-Presenter: Vanessa Romero
Lead Speaker: Cassie Martin Reynolds

1507  12:30 PM to
1:30 PM
Travis A-BSecondary
(6—12)
Regular Presentation (60 minutes)Exemplary Assessment Leadership

Leading the Creation of District Cornerstone Mathematics Tasks
In this session, participants will learn about the journey of one school district's mathematics leadership team to write a cornerstone task for each secondary mathematics course. The leaders will share how they promoted teacher buy-in and increased teacher content knowledge while creating cornerstone mathematics tasks. The 10-step process, task examples and professional development led by the leadership team will be shared with participants.

 

Lead Speaker: April Bishop
Co-Presenter: Amy Seylar
Co-Presenter: Nicole Marshall

1508  12:30 PM to
1:30 PM
Travis C-DElementary
(K—5)
Regular Presentation (60 minutes)Empowering Equity and Social Justice Leadership

Everyone Has a Voice: Supporting English Language Learners Through Talk Protocols
English Language Learners (and many English dominant learners) need more than sentence frames and prompts to get them to become active participants during mathematics lessons. They need to be taught how to have mathematical conversations. We will examine video examples from Rachel's fourth grade classroom and discuss the power of structured talk protocols to support ALL students in productive mathematics conversation.

 

Lead Speaker: Eric Siegel
Co-Presenter: Rachel Woolley

1509  12:30 PM to
1:30 PM
Presidio AMiddle
(6—8)
Sponsor ShowcaseMotivational Mathematics Teaching and Learning

Seeing Things Differently: What Visual Mathematics Adds to the Equation
How do the visuals we provide students support their understanding of math? This session focuses on motivating deeper mathematical thinking by encouraging teachers to draw upon visuals and classroom discourse to support learning. We will use materials that support a vertical progression of concepts through the middle grades to solidify our own understanding and push our thinking about practices in the classroom.

 

Lead Speaker: Michelle Rinehart

1511  12:30 PM to
1:30 PM
Bonham BGeneralRegular Presentation (60 minutes)Visionary Coaching Practices

Addressing the Needs of Students Behind Grade Level
With the advent of College and Career Ready Standards, the assessments that go along with them, and ESSA, the focus on supporting students who are behind grade level is sharper than ever. In this session, participants will learn about practical tools and ways of thinking about how to address this problem using a framework, content guides, and curricular assets as they plan for upcoming professional learning and curriculum adjustment cycles.

 

Lead Speaker: Peter Coe
Co-Presenter: Doug Sovde

1512  12:30 PM to
1:30 PM
Bonham CGeneralRegular Presentation (60 minutes)Visionary Coaching Practices

Finally! Giving Students THE Voice in Mathematics Classrooms
With the support of Dr. Kenji Hakuta, 10 California districts have collaborated for years identifying structures around monitoring student discourse, to maximize student CCSS mathematics achievement. They will share their incredible journeys in building the capacity of school sites in order to maximize student learning, in the second phase of their work.

 

Lead Speaker: Emma Druitt
Co-Presenter: Kenji Hakuta
Co-Presenter: Mikila Fetzer
Co-Presenter: Nick Resnick

1513  12:30 PM to
1:30 PM
Bonham DElementary
(K—5)
Regular Presentation (60 minutes)Powerful Mathematics Education Leadership

Imperfect Lessons: School Culture, Ambitious Instruction, and the Messy Process of Improvement
This study describes the instructional leadership actions of three principals who changed their schools’ cultures through the use of an embedded professional development in mathematics. Each principal distinctly supported the learning and instructional improvement of their teachers in concert with changing school culture towards one where teachers felt safe to take risks, work collaboratively, and make their practice public.

 

Lead Speaker: Jessica Rigby
Co-Presenter: Anita Lenges

1514  12:30 PM to
1:30 PM
Bonham EGeneralRegular Presentation (60 minutes)Powerful Mathematics Education Leadership

Change Mindsets of Teachers Using Blended Professional Development
How do you change the mindsets of teachers? Using books such as Number Talks and Mathematical Mindsets as a foundation for professional development during the school year, we will share how teachers have changed their teaching and their mindset. Participants will learn how we are using synchronous and asynchronous professional development to engage teachers and how the classroom is changing to engage students in mathematics.

 

Lead Speaker: Samantha Wuttig
Co-Presenter: Michelle Daml

1515  12:30 PM to
1:30 PM
IndependenceGeneralTechnology ShowcaseMotivational Mathematics Teaching and Learning

Going Blended: The Power of Teaching and Learning in a Personalized Classroom
A blended classroom presents a host of unique challenges and opportunities. This workshop will present essential strategies to help educators transition to an effective blended classroom. Combining teacher-led instruction with computer-delivered instruction, blended instruction provides teachers with data to plan and implement practices that best meet the needs of English language learners, while providing students with personalized content.

 

Lead Speaker: Peter Cipkowski

1516  12:30 PM to
1:30 PM
Lone Star APrimary
(PK—2)
Regular Presentation (60 minutes)Powerful Mathematics Education Leadership

Expanding Parent and Teacher Notions of High Achievers in Mathematics in the Lower Primary Grades
Hong Kong International School prides itself in providing a high quality standards-based curriculum for its PK-12 students. Our parents and teachers associate mathematics achievement with procedural fluency. We actively focus on expanding our notion of what it means to be a high achiever in mathematics. We will share our strategies for also valuing conceptual understandings, strategic competence, adaptive reasoning, and productive disposition.

 

Lead Speaker: Sandy Atkins
Co-Presenter: Denise Dyette
Co-Presenter: Maya Nelson

1517  12:30 PM to
1:30 PM
Lone Star BMiddle
(6—8)
Regular Presentation (60 minutes)Visionary Coaching Practices

Implementing a Learning Trajectories Approach with Digital Diagnostics in Middle Grades Mathematics: Lessons Learned
Three middle schools in two diverse districts used Math-Mapper 6-8 to implement student-centered instruction informed by learning trajectories research using district leadership-designed professional development and modified lesson study by PLCs. We report on teachers’ practices, noting impact on student learning and shifts in professional talk from focusing on levels of student performance to nuanced descriptions of student reasoning.

 

Lead Speaker: Jere Confrey
Co-Presenter: Charlene Marchese
Co-Presenter: William McGowan

1518  12:30 PM to
1:30 PM
Lone Star CIntermediate
(3—5)
Regular Presentation (60 minutes)Visionary Coaching Practices

"Now That I Know, What Do I Do?" Using learning progressions to respond to formative assessment information.
Using the research-based Ongoing Assessment Project learning progression for multiplicative reasoning, participants will analyze student work for developing understandings and instructional concerns. Participants will determine different instructional strategies to adjust classroom instruction to meet the needs of students and bring formative assessment into regular use in classrooms.

 

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

1519  12:30 PM to
1:30 PM
Bowie A-CSecondary
(6—12)
Regular Presentation (60 minutes)Exemplary Assessment Leadership

(Re)Considering Assessment for Depths of Knowledge in Secondary Mathematics
In this session we will explore structures that have been used to support teachers in exploring and integrating thinking-based assessment tasks in the secondary mathematics classroom. Along with exploring the professional learning framework that was used with teachers, we will consider teacher-produced tasks that inspire deeper conceptual understanding, provoke discourse, and bump up the depth of knowledge in secondary school mathematics.

 

Lead Speaker: Mishaal Surti

1520  12:30 PM to
1:30 PM
Mission BGeneralRegular Presentation (60 minutes)Visionary Coaching Practices

Coaching with a Camera Lens: Using Teachers' Own Classroom Videos as a Tool for Professional Learning
How can videos of teachers’ teaching be used to support their professional learning? We share our work engaging teachers in video clubs to reflect upon video excerpts of their own teaching to support shifts within their practice and thinking. By watching videos of our work with teachers, participants will have opportunities to consider planning for and facilitating video clubs with the teachers they work with to improve classroom teaching.

 

Lead Speaker: Saba Din
Co-Presenter: Peter Clark
Co-Presenter: Vandana Chandrasekhar
Co-Presenter: Terry Wan Jung Lin
Co-Presenter: Marta Kobiela

1601  1:45 PM to
2:45 PM
Texas E-FElementary
(K—5)
Major PresentationMotivational Mathematics Teaching and Learning

Three-Act Tasks: Filling the Void of Mathematical Modeling in the Elementary Grades
As elementary educators we’ve misinterpreted the term "model" as simply the use of manipulatives. This is causing our students to miss the mark when it comes to the Standards for Mathematical Practice, in particular Model with Mathematics. Through the use of Three-Act Tasks we will explore what mathematical modeling is, what it looks like, and how we can support this work in our elementary classrooms.

 

Lead Speaker: Graham Fletcher

1602  1:45 PM to
2:45 PM
Texas DSecondary
(6—12)
Spotlight SpeakerMotivational Mathematics Teaching and Learning

Mathematics as Telescope: Applying Concepts to Explore Our World
The CCSSM require that teachers include "real-world applications" in their instruction, but what does this mean? Many educators assume an application task is simply one that involves a context. In this presentation, we'll distinguish between conceptual understanding and applications tasks, and model two lessons in which students apply mathematical concepts to explore the world around them.

 

Lead Speaker: Karim Ani

1603  1:45 PM to
2:45 PM
Crockett A-BPrimary
(PK—2)
Regular Presentation (60 minutes)Empowering Equity and Social Justice Leadership

Kindergarten and Grade 1 Children Living in Poverty Can Learn the CCSSM Number and Operations in Base Ten (NBT) Concepts
We summarize a sequence of learning opportunities experienced by Kindergarten and Grade 1 children from backgrounds of poverty that led to learning the CCSSM NBT content at a high level. Children’s performance on tasks assessing deep understanding of NBT concepts will be shared. Participants will discuss videos showing children explaining using their own mathematics drawings and will identify mathematics practices in action in these videos.

 

Lead Speaker: Karen Fuson

1604  1:45 PM to
2:45 PM
Crockett C-DElementary
(K—5)
Regular Presentation (60 minutes)Empowering Equity and Social Justice Leadership

Building Leadership Structures
In a network of schools in which needs and resources vary greatly by school, how do you build and support leadership structures equitably? See how a 5-year project has built capacity and sustainable leadership structures centered on high quality teaching and learning. Structures, tools and strategies will be shared as a result of the work within the project.

 

Lead Speaker: Denise Porter
Co-Presenter: Kathryn Flores

1605  1:45 PM to
2:45 PM
Republic A-CMiddle
(6—8)
Regular Presentation (60 minutes)Motivational Mathematics Teaching and Learning

Fostering Proportional Reasoning: From Fractions, Decimals and Percents to Ratios, Rates and Special Linear Functions
Proportional reasoning (PR) is a milestone in students’ mathematical development. It's both a capstone of elementary mathematics and a foundation for advanced mathematics, including algebra and geometry. Guided by the research on proportional reasoning, the talk unpacks the components of PR, addresses common misconceptions, and discusses pedagogical approaches—supported by powerful examples, challenging tasks, and computer apps.

 

Lead Speaker: Monica Neagoy

1606  1:45 PM to
2:45 PM
Seguin A-BGeneralRegular Presentation (60 minutes)Exemplary Assessment Leadership

Student Work in Assessment: Opportunities to Assess Student Understanding of Mathematical Content and Practices
Student work provides a potentially new context for teachers to assess students’ abilities to compare, analyze, and critique the mathematical approaches and arguments of others. Participants will interact with examples of student work in assessment tasks and collaboratively discuss how assessment items could be adapted to include student work.

 

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

1607  1:45 PM to
2:45 PM
Travis A-BGeneralRegular Presentation (60 minutes)Exemplary Assessment Leadership

An In-Formative Assessment Framework
This session will present a framework for making formative assessment practices in the classroom more in-formative for you, your teachers, and their students. The information presented will draw on psychometric principles, including validity and reliability, as a foundation. We will then offer insights around item construction, form building, and reflective data interpretation practices from a curriculum-based mastery measurement perspective.

 

Lead Speaker: Drew Corley

1608  1:45 PM to
2:45 PM
Travis C-DHigh School
(9—12)
Regular Presentation (60 minutes)Motivational Mathematics Teaching and Learning

Making the Most of a Double Block: Early Lessons from a Rigorous Study of Intensified Algebra
This session presents early findings from the Double-Dose Algebra Study, a rigorous experimental evaluation of Agile Mind's Intensified Algebra program. The blended program is designed to maximize extended instructional time for at-risk students and their teachers. The study team will share implementation findings from the first study cohort of 25 high schools as part of a larger discussion with participants on this topic.

 

Lead Speaker: Kirk Walters
Co-Presenter: Rachel Garrett
Co-Presenter: Jessica Heppen

1609  1:45 PM to
2:45 PM
Presidio AElementary
(K—5)
Sponsor ShowcaseVisionary Coaching Practices

Using Number Talks to Foster a Growth Mindset
This session will explore how to foster a growth mindset in students through Number Talks. We will use classroom videos and examples of student thinking to analyze teacher moves that encourage a productive disposition, perseverance in problem solving, and a willingness to explore and investigate ideas.

 

Lead Speaker: Ann Dominick

1611  1:45 PM to
2:45 PM
Bonham BGeneralRegular Presentation (60 minutes)Visionary Coaching Practices

Coaching from a Distance: Leveraging Technology to Provide High Quality Coaching for Rural Districts
How do you build capacity within rural districts when the distance is great and the resources are limited? We will describe our work supporting teachers in a rural school as they examine their own practice through virtual coaching cycles. This session will consider the technology and processes used to develop relationships that allow teachers to identify and analyze individual content and pedagogical goals based on student understanding.

 

Lead Speaker: Stephanie Martin
Co-Presenter: Cynthia Carson
Co-Presenter: Genie Foster

1612  1:45 PM to
2:45 PM
Bonham CIntermediate
(3—5)
Regular Presentation (60 minutes)Visionary Coaching Practices

Questioning: Are Your Teachers Focusers or Funnelers?
We know the significance of teacher questioning in the classroom, yet 95% of questions asked by teachers are recall or information gathering (Boaler and Brodie, 2004). In this session leaders will distinguish between focusing and funneling questions and how to use rich tasks as a basis for developing questions that help students clarify their ideas and make their thinking visible. Techniques for advancing teacher questioning will be explored.

 

Lead Speaker: Cheryl Akers
Co-Presenter: Joan Tellish
Co-Presenter: Kay Sammons

1613  1:45 PM to
2:45 PM
Bonham DGeneralRegular Presentation (60 minutes)Powerful Mathematics Education Leadership

Boosting Student Achievement and Revolutionizing Classroom Practice: A Statewide Mathematics Leadership Model
Teachers (grades 4 - 14) learned mathematics, transformed their classrooms, raised student achievement, and now lead CCSS-based workshops throughout Washington State. An overview of the project and results will be shared. Participants will experience first-hand as learners the kinds of changes in practice that resulted in significant increases in student performance on the Smarter Balanced Asssessments.

 

Lead Speaker: Ruth Parker

1614  1:45 PM to
2:45 PM
Bonham EMiddle
(6—8)
Regular Presentation (60 minutes)Visionary Coaching Practices

Building Capacity Through Lesson Study
Investigative, interesting, practical, engaging, these were some of the words our teachers used to describe lesson study. Come learn how we made lesson study a reality in an urban middle school. We will watch videos from our work, share best practices and provide tools to implement lesson study in your school to build capacity and improve teacher practice.

 

Lead Speaker: Carol Ann Gilligan
Co-Presenter: Nicora Placa

1615  1:45 PM to
2:45 PM
IndependenceElementary
(K—5)
Technology ShowcaseEmpowering Equity and Social Justice Leadership

Deepen Student Understanding by Connecting Representations
Encouraging students to solve problems in multiple ways is only one piece of the understanding puzzle. Students must also learn to look for and make connections between representations and solution approaches. We will examine student work samples, generate and reflect on commentary, and discuss connections among student work and how they can have a profound impact on mathematics discussions in the classroom.

 

Lead Speaker: Meghan Hearn
Co-Presenter: Sean Nank
Co-Presenter: Colette Chambers

1616  1:45 PM to
2:45 PM
Lone Star ASecondary
(6—12)
Regular Presentation (60 minutes)Motivational Mathematics Teaching and Learning

Showcasing Math Tasks for Coherence
When math instruction follows the sequence and depth of mathematics itself, students’ success with increasingly abstract and complex mathematics is enhanced. In this session, participants will engage with math tasks that illustrate a progression in the math concept of proportional reasoning from middle school through high school, and will explore how using a set of tasks can contribute to depth of understanding for both teachers and students.

 

Lead Speaker: Joanie Funderburk
Co-Presenter: Karen McPherson

1617  1:45 PM to
2:45 PM
Lone Star BSecondary
(6—12)
Regular Presentation (60 minutes)Motivational Mathematics Teaching and Learning

A Framework for Thinking Through a Unit: Implications for Tasks, Instructional Practices and Student Outcomes
The Comprehensive Mathematics Instruction Framework developed by the Brigham Young University Public School Partnership informs teachers in making decisions regarding the selection and sequencing of tasks, in implementing instructional practices that intentionally align with the nature and purpose of the tasks, and in assessing expected student outcomes. Classroom video and student work will be used to illustrate the Framework.

 

Lead Speaker: Scott Hendrickson
Co-Presenter: Sterling Hilton

1618  1:45 PM to
2:45 PM
Lone Star CGeneralRegular Presentation (60 minutes)Exemplary Assessment Leadership

Situating Formative Assessment in the TQE (Tasks, Questioning, and Evidence) Process
For teachers to best gauge student levels of mathematics understanding, they need to be able to continually assess where students are located along clearly defined learning progressions. Learn how carefully selected tasks, planned questioning, and guided evidence collection help teachers and students create supportive learning environments.

 

Lead Speaker: Edward Nolan

1619  1:45 PM to
2:45 PM
Bowie A-CSecondary
(6—12)
Presidents ExchangeMotivational Mathematics Teaching and Learning

Building Discourse to Foster Equity and Excellence in Mathematics
This session will engage participants in discussion and activities that foster equity and excellence in mathematics. As the role of the teacher moves from talker to listener the nature of classroom interactions change. Collaboration among students in language rich environments begins to become the norm. We will use the idea of proportional thinking to illustrate this change as we read, write, listen and speak about mathematics.

 

Lead Speaker: Diane Kinch

1620  1:45 PM to
2:45 PM
Mission BSecondary
(6—12)
Regular Presentation (60 minutes)Motivational Mathematics Teaching and Learning

Examining the Role of Mathematical Content Knowledge in Using Dynamic Technology to Explore Meaningful Tasks
Engaging in purposeful explorations and tasks that connect algebraic and geometric concepts and representations provides valuable opportunities for students to enhance their conceptual understanding of mathematics. In this interactive presentation, participants will explore technology-enhanced tasks that emphasize the content and coherence of mathematics and highlight strategies to empower students as they delve into meaningful mathematics.

 

Lead Speaker: Farshid Safi

1630  2:00 PM to
2:45 PM
Texas A-CGeneralMajor PresentationPowerful Mathematics Education Leadership

Hot Topics I
Table 1 Dr. Boaler will discuss what brain science means for mathematics teaching. Table 2 Dr. Dixon will discuss teacher evaluations and the Tasks, Questions, and Evidence process (TQE). Are teacher evaluations worth the time and effort they require? How can leaders describe and support quality teaching for mathematics-focused and worthwhile evaluations? Table 3 Dr. Dougherty will discuss effective tasks and assessments. What tasks and assessments offer the most useful information about what students know and can do?

 

Co-Presenter: Jo Boaler
Lead Speaker: Juli Dixon
Co-Presenter: Barbara Dougherty

1701  3:00 PM to
4:00 PM
Texas E-FGeneralMajor PresentationPowerful Mathematics Education Leadership

Getting to the Magic: The Disney Keys to Unlocking Student Success
As leaders we spend a great deal of time focusing on vision, mission and strategic planning. With that work there is an underlying sense of movement to student success. This session will focus the leader on the keys to move from the idea to the actions that truly create that student success. We will focus on the seven keys to Disney’s success and how they can assist mathematics education leaders with simplifying our approach to increased student success. Participants will leave with a new lens of leadership as they head to their respective schools and districts.

 

Lead Speaker: Donna Simpson Leak

1702  3:00 PM to
4:00 PM
Texas DGeneralSpotlight SpeakerPowerful Mathematics Education Leadership

Heartprint: Transforming the Way We Teach and Lead!
How do you and I become fully formed, fully engaged professionals? In this inspirational session, we will examine why we decided to give our work life to the teaching and leading of others and measure our heartprint on them. "Do we have the right HEART for the work?" is an important question. Our response will become the legacy of our time, treasure, talent and effort! This is the ART of our life’s work!

 

Lead Speaker: Timothy Kanold

1704  3:00 PM to
4:00 PM
Crockett C-DPrimary
(PK—2)
Regular Presentation (60 minutes)Motivational Mathematics Teaching and Learning

Picture Books to Invite Purposeful Math Talks
Explore strategies that mathematics coaches can use in professional development and classrooms for structuring and guiding young learners in discourse with children’s literature as the springboard. Participants will examine strategies such as PEER, Wh-prompts, CROWD, and a Reader’s Guide to engage children in purposeful discussions. Preparing for student participation, making discursive moves and holding students accountable will be discussed.

 

Lead Speaker: Lynn Columba

1705  3:00 PM to
4:00 PM
Republic A-CMiddle
(6—8)
Regular Presentation (60 minutes)Motivational Mathematics Teaching and Learning

Rethinking Expressions and Equations: Implications for Teacher Leaders
How are one- and two-variable expressions, one- and two-variable equations, and the standard form of a line connected in a powerful way? How might this progression support student learning of these "tough-to-teach/tough-to-learn" ideas? Explore the underlying theme that unifies these seemingly disparate topics using a technology-leveraged approach. Consider research and the role of teacher leaders in developing real understanding of these topics.

 

Lead Speaker: Michelle Rinehart

1706  3:00 PM to
4:00 PM
Seguin A-BElementary
(K—5)
Regular Presentation (60 minutes)Powerful Mathematics Education Leadership

Digging Deeper for a Firm Foundation
How can teachers be supported in developing a deeper understanding of standards? It is necessary for teachers to have a deep understanding of the mathematics students are to master in order to provide instruction that supports the development of a firm foundation and conceptual understanding of mathematics. Come hear how professional learning was provided for K-5 teachers in an urban system to increase teacher content and pedagogical knowledge.

 

Lead Speaker: Denise Huddlestun
Co-Presenter: Carla Bidwell

1707  3:00 PM to
4:00 PM
Travis A-BElementary
(K—5)
Regular Presentation (60 minutes)Motivational Mathematics Teaching and Learning

What Are You Asking? Six Questions to Transform Mathematics Teaching
We have focused attention in recent years on asking more questions in class, yet it can still be hard for many mathematics teachers to decide which questions to ask and how to ask them. What are the questions that should be routinely asked in class? How can these questions be built into lessons across all mathematics content? Discover six questions that spur insights, challenge students’ thinking, and produce proficient mathematicians.

 

Lead Speaker: Susan O'Connell

1708  3:00 PM to
4:00 PM
Travis C-DGeneralRegular Presentation (60 minutes)Powerful Mathematics Education Leadership

Courage from the Land of Oz
The courage of one small, naive question of "Where are our 8th-grade Algebra students going?" led a district to challenge the status quo of acceleration practices. Using data, research and collaboration with districts and universities, the State Department of Education of Kansas developed a statewide recommendation for re-thinking these practices. Participants will receive the white paper and Math Pathways guide to develop their own solutions.

 

Lead Speaker: Elizabeth Peyser
Co-Presenter: Sarah Stevens
Co-Presenter: Connie Schrock
Co-Presenter: Sherri Martinie
Co-Presenter: Melissa Fast
Co-Presenter: Susanne Smith

1711  3:00 PM to
4:00 PM
Bonham BCollegePresidents ExchangePowerful Mathematics Education Leadership

Fostering Leadership Capacity Via an Elementary Mathematics Specialist Program
Building leadership capacity in teachers has been an important focus of the mathematics education community for several decades. Research on the impact of an Elementary Mathematics Specialist Program on teachers’ leadership capacity will be shared. Additionally, the features of the program that the teachers believe most impacted their leadership development will be presented.

 

Lead Speaker: Stacy Reeder
Co-Presenter: Juliana Utley

1712  3:00 PM to
4:00 PM
Bonham CGeneralRegular Presentation (60 minutes)Powerful Mathematics Education Leadership

Do You Know It When You See It? CCSSM Implementation in K-8
How can we as teacher leaders, coaches and administrators gauge the degree to which teachers are shifting their practice as we support them in understanding the shifts in CCSSM? We will explore how districts across the state have been working to address this issue over the past three years with the support of Dr. Timothy Kanold and Dr. Dylan William.

 

Lead Speaker: Vicky Armstrong
Co-Presenter: Eric Frandsen
Co-Presenter: Kyoko Weber-Sickler
Co-Presenter: Nick Resnick
Co-Presenter: Rebecca Perry

1713  3:00 PM to
4:00 PM
Bonham DMiddle
(6—8)
Regular Presentation (60 minutes)Motivational Mathematics Teaching and Learning

Principles for Technology Integration and Adaptation that Promote Student Engagement and Learning
To effectively guide student learning with online technology resources, teachers must find ways to integrate these resources so that students have opportunities to discuss, reflect and make sense of the mathematics concepts they are exploring. Using several examples of online mathematics activities and related classroom vignettes, we will exemplify key principles that should be considered when supporting teacher use of technology.

 

Lead Speaker: David Webb
Co-Presenter: Susan Miller

1714  3:00 PM to
4:00 PM
Bonham EGeneralRegular Presentation (60 minutes)Exemplary Assessment Leadership

Engaging Formative Assessment Techniques with Technology
This session will have teachers engaging in several formative assessment tasks using free technology from Desmos to Kahoot! to Nearpod. The tasks will demonstrate that we can engage students in their learning and assess their understanding in real time using such technology.

 

Lead Speaker: Eric Milou

1716  3:00 PM to
4:00 PM
Lone Star AHigh School
(9—12)
Regular Presentation (60 minutes)Motivational Mathematics Teaching and Learning

College Ready or Not? Opportunities in the 12th Grade Mathematics Transition Course
States are seeing an opportunity in twelfth grade to finish preparing students for college mathematics through "transition courses." Come learn about the modernization of mathematics in higher education, how the move to multiple mathematics pathways affects this key transition point, recommended content for transition courses, and strategies for engaging twelfth graders who have struggled in mathematics.

 

Lead Speaker: Lindsay Fitzpatrick
Co-Presenter: Kathi Cook

1717  3:00 PM to
4:00 PM
Lone Star BElementary
(K—5)
Regular Presentation (60 minutes)Motivational Mathematics Teaching and Learning

I Have Selected a Challenging, Open-Response Mathematics Task—Now What?
Selecting high-quality tasks is important, but implementing them effectively can be challenging. In this session we will explore ways to support productive struggle with open-response tasks. We will plan a sample task by previewing embedded mathematics content and practices and brainstorming students' strategies, misconceptions, and challenges. We will also discuss collaborative groupings that encourage students to articulate their reasoning.

 

Lead Speaker: Ellen Dairyko
Co-Presenter: Kathryn Flores
Co-Presenter: Denise Porter
Co-Presenter: Jean Capper

1718  3:00 PM to
4:00 PM
Lone Star CGeneralRegular Presentation (60 minutes)Powerful Mathematics Education Leadership

Professional Development Tools for Leaders to Tackle Mathematics Program Issues
This session will offer mathematics leaders the opportunity to examine a new suite of free professional learning tools to help tackle persistent and challenging program issues, e.g., System Coherence, Challenging Classroom Cultures, and Formative Assessment. These materials were developed with Gates Foundation support by the Mathematics Assessment Project's design team and are complete with Powerpoints, handouts, video, and facilitator notes.

 

Lead Speaker: Mary Bouck
Co-Presenter: Valerie L. Mills

1719  3:00 PM to
4:00 PM
Bowie A-CMiddle
(6—8)
Regular Presentation (60 minutes)Powerful Mathematics Education Leadership

Powerful Classrooms Where All Students Reason and Communicate Proficiently in Mathematics
Teachers need ongoing support to implement rigorous and engaging mathematics. One challenge includes creating and maintaining a vision of a classroom that provides opportunities for students to participate in a powerful mathematics-learning environment. Using observation resources, we will watch video and discuss elements of classrooms where all students are given the opportunity to reason and communicate proficiently in mathematics.

 

Lead Speaker: Yvonne Grant
Co-Presenter: Emma Trevino

1720  3:00 PM to
4:00 PM
Mission BGeneralRegular Presentation (60 minutes)Empowering Equity and Social Justice Leadership

Empower Teachers to Reshape Student Outcomes! Applied Social Emotional Learning in the Classroom
The beliefs that students hold about themselves and their abilities, the approaches they take in academic situations, and the support they receive from adults have profound influence over their academic success. In this session participants will explore the connection between the Standards for Mathematical Practice and problem solving skills that challenge mindset, attending to both—non-cognitive need and the rigor of today’s academic standards.

 

Lead Speaker: Aurelia Milam

1801  4:15 PM to
5:15 PM
Texas E-FElementary
(K—5)
Major PresentationMotivational Mathematics Teaching and Learning

Talk Less and Listen More
It’s a simple, and very complex, idea that great teachers do and do well. Genuinely listening to students can yield incredible opportunities for teachers to not only know and connect with their students, but also increase the quality of teaching and learning that happens in the classroom. Join us as we explore the power of listening to students and using that information to inform our instruction. We'll also explore strategies to help provide the supportive conditions and frameworks to help leaders support teachers in doing this work. We’ll do this through examining video clips of students sharing their mathematical ideas and consider what listening affords and what questions could be asked to further their mathematical thinking.

 

Lead Speaker: Zachary Champagne

1802  4:15 PM to
5:15 PM
Texas DGeneralSpotlight SpeakerPowerful Mathematics Education Leadership

Asset-Based Thinking: A Better Way to Lead
As leaders supporting educators at different levels of the system, what would be the impact if we modeled and applied the practice of focusing on our strengths rather than our weaknesses? Would we be able to obtain the mathematics program we strive to achieve for both teachers and students? Explore ways asset-based thinking can help shape a new approach for your teachers and students.

 

Lead Speaker: Brian Newsom

1803  4:15 PM to
5:15 PM
Crockett A-BGeneralRegular Presentation (60 minutes)Powerful Mathematics Education Leadership

Leveraging Technology to Enhance Professional Learning: The NCSM PLC App and the Connected Professional Culture Module
The NCSM PLC app moves professional learning experiences flexibly and powerfully into today’s digital landscape. It allows leaders to analyze readiness, collaboratively learn, share, and make action plans. Come explore the Connected Professional Culture module, designed to explore new ways of building local and online educator communities including digital techniques for engaging teams, assessing needs, tracking progress, and supporting change.

 

Lead Speaker: Marc Garneau
Co-Presenter: Travis Olson

1804  4:15 PM to
5:15 PM
Crockett C-DGeneralRegular Presentation (60 minutes)Powerful Mathematics Education Leadership

The Use of a Blended Learning Model for Professional Development and Systemic Change
A blended model of professional learning involving both an online support system for lesson planning and in-class coaching and lesson studies with Professional Learning Communities was employed in a large urban district to support the implementation of the Standards for Mathematical Practice. This session presents the details of the implementation and the powerful systemic effects occurring after only one year of implementation.

 

Lead Speaker: Janan Hamm
Co-Presenter: Lindsey Smith
Co-Presenter: Catherine Fosnot
Co-Presenter: Carla Abatie
Co-Presenter: Maarten Dolk

1805  4:15 PM to
5:15 PM
Republic A-CSecondary
(6—12)
Regular Presentation (60 minutes)Powerful Mathematics Education Leadership

Strengthening Mathematics Leaders: Enhancing Practice with a Peer-to-Peer Coaching Protocol
The current era of education reform demands that we develop high-quality, effective leaders (It’s Time, 2014). In this engaging session, participants investigate innovative strategies to engage leaders and coaches in goal-setting, professional development, and reflection of their practice using a Peer-to-Peer Coaching Protocol. Participants gain access to professional development resources to improve mathematics instruction and leadership.

 

Lead Speaker: Jenny Novak
Co-Presenter: Jon Wray

1806  4:15 PM to
5:15 PM
Seguin A-BGeneralRegular Presentation (60 minutes)Empowering Equity and Social Justice Leadership

The Pittsburgh Urban Teaching Corps: A School/University Partnership for Equity
Every student deserves a great teacher. Due to teacher shortages, attrition, and inadequate preparation for the unique challenges of teaching in urban schools, many students in low-income communities do not have access to high quality, meaningful and relevant mathematics. This session will detail the partnership between a district and a local university; designed to recruit, develop, and retain high need/high quality teachers.

 

Lead Speaker: Lindsey Smith

1807  4:15 PM to
5:15 PM
Travis A-BSecondary
(6—12)
Regular Presentation (60 minutes)Motivational Mathematics Teaching and Learning

Be Careful What You Ask for! Questions That Probe for Conceptual Understanding
Conversations for learning are crucial for developing understanding. Students who can verbalize their own mathematical ideas and interact with their classmates' ideas are building a sure foundation for their mathematical understanding. This session will outline the types of questions teachers can pose to tease out rich classroom discussions that begin with conceptual understanding but lead to procedural fluency.

 

Lead Speaker: Janet Sutorius
Co-Presenter: Mike Spencer
Co-Presenter: Travis Lemon

1808  4:15 PM to
5:15 PM
Travis C-DElementary
(K—5)
Regular Presentation (60 minutes)Powerful Mathematics Education Leadership

Double Demonstration Lessons: Supporting Teachers' Development of an Inquiry Stance
Double Demonstration Lessons (DDLs) extend the brief-teach-debrief cycle of the traditional demonstration lesson to include the opportunity for revision and re-teaching of the lesson. In this session, we will describe the DDL process and provide evidence of impact regarding teachers’ adoption of an inquiry stance towards teaching. Video and artifacts drawn from a sample DDL will be examined.

 

Lead Speaker: Angela Barlow
Co-Presenter: Alyson Lischka
Co-Presenter: Jeremy Strayer
Co-Presenter: James Willingham
Co-Presenter: Kristin Hartland
Co-Presenter: Natasha Gerstenschlager
Co-Presenter: Lucy Watson

1811  4:15 PM to
5:15 PM
Bonham BElementary
(K—5)
Regular Presentation (60 minutes)Powerful Mathematics Education Leadership

From Professional Development (PD) to Classroom Practice: Using Classroom Observations as Formative Assessment of PD
Classroom observations provide a window into instruction that can illuminate what teachers learn in PD and how they apply that learning. As PD leaders, we can use observation data in a formative assessment cycle of design, revision, and refinement of the opportunities we offer teachers. We share our experience of observing teachers use ideas from PD in their practice and invite discussion of how a formative assessment lens can help improve PD.

 

Lead Speaker: Catherine Carroll
Co-Presenter: Nanette Seago
Co-Presenter: Kyoko Weber-Sickler
Co-Presenter: Rebecca Afghani

1812  4:15 PM to
5:15 PM
Bonham CMiddle
(6—8)
Regular Presentation (60 minutes)Visionary Coaching Practices

Do You Hear What I Hear? Sounds of Student Thinking
The session will focus on coaching teachers through the process of interpreting purposefully collected evidence of student thinking during a lesson. Participants will examine coaching techniques that support teachers as they identify key indicators of student understanding and make decisions that will aid in strengthening students’ conceptual understanding, build towards procedural fluency, and account for common misconceptions.

 

Lead Speaker: Megan Gittermann
Co-Presenter: AnnMarie Varlotta

1813  4:15 PM to
5:15 PM
Bonham DIntermediate
(3—5)
Regular Presentation (60 minutes)Motivational Mathematics Teaching and Learning

Engaging Strategies to Grow Student Learning
Students learn most deeply when they grow the habits of mind needed to be mathematical thinkers and problem solvers. This means lessons need to include purposeful tasks and strategies to maximize student involvement. Which strategies best support student interactions, perseverance, and logical reasoning? In this session, explore strategies to easily incorporate in lessons that promote student learning of content through purposeful engagement.

 

Lead Speaker: Sarah Schuhl
Co-Presenter: Kit Norris

1814  4:15 PM to
5:15 PM
Bonham EElementary
(K—5)
Regular Presentation (60 minutes)Visionary Coaching Practices

Supporting Teachers to Systematically Analyze Students' Strengths and Struggles and Identify Next Instructional Moves
We will prepare mathematics education leaders to use a simple but powerful tool for developing teachers’ abilities to identify individual, whole-class, and whole-grade problem-solving strategies; examine complexities; analyze repeated errors; and plan follow-up instructional moves for all students. Using this tool at grade-level meetings emphasizes in-depth, collaborative teacher learning and helps teachers connect CCSSM practices to content.

 

Lead Speaker: Laura Grandau
Co-Presenter: Karen Fuson
Co-Presenter: Donna Johnson

1816  4:15 PM to
5:15 PM
Lone Star AGeneralRegular Presentation (60 minutes)Motivational Mathematics Teaching and Learning

Global Math Stories: A Tool for Engaging Teachers and Students in Relevant Mathematics
Global Math Stories is a website that brings the world into the mathematics classroom giving students the opportunity to solve rich problems with countries worldwide and social justice issues as the context. We will explore how leaders and coaches can use this site with teachers to pique student interest in doing mathematics, and how teachers and their students can use these stories as a model for creating their own global math stories.

 

Lead Speaker: Linda Gojak
Co-Presenter: Chadd McGlone

1817  4:15 PM to
5:15 PM
Lone Star BMiddle
(6—8)
Regular Presentation (60 minutes)Empowering Equity and Social Justice Leadership

Using Dynamic Artifacts of English Learners' Thinking and Communication in Teacher Professional Development
Empowering students who are English Learners (ELs) to be active participants in classroom mathematical discourse communities requires teachers to attend and respond appropriately to students’ mathematical thinking and mathematical communication. Learn about professional development practices that build teachers’ understanding and skills in working with ELs by featuring dynamic artifacts of ELs’ use of mathematics visual representations.

 

Lead Speaker: Johannah Nikula
Co-Presenter: Pamela Buffington
Co-Presenter: Jill DePiper

1818  4:15 PM to
5:15 PM
Lone Star CSecondary
(6—12)
Regular Presentation (60 minutes)Motivational Mathematics Teaching and Learning

Making Sense of Algebra: A Mathematical Habits-of-Mind Approach to Preparing All Students for Success in Algebra
Learn about resources that help all students succeed in algebra by building the logic of algebra, interconnecting arithmetic pattern and algebraic structure. Engage with activities that develop Standards for Mathematical Practice 7 (seeking and using structure) and 8 (describing regularity in repeated reasoning). Mathematical puzzles and dialogues from Transition to Algebra, an algebra support course for underprepared students, will be used.

 

Lead Speaker: June Mark
Co-Presenter: Deborah Spencer
Co-Presenter: E. Paul Goldenberg

1819  4:15 PM to
5:15 PM
Bowie A-CElementary
(K—5)
Regular Presentation (60 minutes)Exemplary Assessment Leadership

Assessment and Equity: Uniting Two Critical Issues to Help Children Learn Mathematics
Too often our assessment practices primarily help us notice where potential inequities exist within our school systems instead of helping us address these inequities. Explore how elementary teachers and coaches are working together to use interview-based assessments, shared instructional practices, and common mathematical tools to close holes in students' learning so that they have increased access to mathematics.

 

Lead Speaker: Dana Gosen
Co-Presenter: Denise Brady
Co-Presenter: Jason Gauthier

1820  4:15 PM to
5:15 PM
Mission BGeneralRegular Presentation (60 minutes)Visionary Coaching Practices

From Book Club to Professional Learning Community: Transforming and Sustaining Coaching Capacity
Mathematics coaches often work in isolation to enact and sustain meaningful change. We will discuss how our university-facilitated professional development evolved from cohorts exploring NCTM’s Principles to Actions effective teaching practices to transformative professional learning communities. In an environment of shared passion and emerging trust, coaches reflected on experiences and increased their capacity to impact student achievement.

 

Lead Speaker: Courtney Baker
Co-Presenter: Pamela Bailey
Co-Presenter: Terrie Galanti

1822  4:15 PM to
5:15 PM
Lone Star D-FGeneralMeetingPowerful Mathematics Education Leadership

Regional Directors and State Team Leaders Meeting
This meeting of the appointed NCSM State Team Leaders and NCSM Regional Directors will focus on the critical work of NCSM for 2016–2017. In particular, we will discuss future plans for state and provincial meetings, Regional Leadership Seminars, and professional development ideas using new NCSM products. This meeting is for invited team leaders.

 

Lead Speaker: Bill Barnes

1922  5:30 PM to
7:00 PM
Lone Star D-FGeneralFunctionPowerful Mathematics Education Leadership

Monday Night Reception Ticket Required
Join us for some relaxing fun at Monday's reception co-sponsored by Conceptua Math and Solution Tree.

 

Lead Speaker: John W. Staley

 
All Sessions, Tuesday, April 4
 
2022  7:00 AM to
8:00 AM
Lone Star D-FGeneralFunctionMotivational Mathematics Teaching and Learning

Conceptual Understanding and Exploration in Mathematics Via Desmos
Learn how to engage middle and high school students via collaboration and technology and help them build conceptual understanding of mathematics. Attendees will examine how Desmos, a powerful online tool set, can be incorporated to help showcase multiple representations of concepts, provide students and teachers with instantaneous feedback on the accuracy of their work, and enhance the learning of mathematics.

 

Lead Speaker: Eric Milou

2101  8:15 AM to
9:15 AM
Texas E-FGeneralMajor PresentationPowerful Mathematics Education Leadership

NCSM Vision 2020, Mathematics Education Leadership: "Surviving" the Journey!
In April 2016, my president's message entitled "NCSM Vision 2020 – Mathematics Education Leadership" began a conversation focused on "How Might We—the NCSM membership—chart a course to change the future?" During my talk we discussed 10 ideas for the future of NCSM. This year we will take a look at "How Might We" grow and support mathematics education leaders at all levels. As leaders we all realize that surviving the leadership journey (or our leadership journey) is vital for any vision to become a reality, especially when it involves mathematics. Our children are depending on us—current and future leaders—to make a difference in the teaching and learning of mathematics so that all students: access high quality mathematics learning experiences; achieve at high levels and grow academically; engage in mathematics that is meaningful, relevant, and accessible; graduate college and career-ready; and contribute to society as mathematically literate citizens.

 

Lead Speaker: John Staley

2102  8:15 AM to
9:15 AM
Texas DGeneralSpotlight SpeakerEmpowering Equity and Social Justice Leadership

Tracking, Equity, and the Many Paradoxes of Algebra II
What is Algebra II good for? For whom is it good? Phil Daro raised these and other questions for the Carnegie-Institute for Advanced Study Commission. Fast forward to now, and the debate about ‘what mathematics and why’ has found its way into the pages of the popular press. Is there anything district leaders can learn from this conversation? How might a district leader who prizes equity think about the question of tracking in school mathematics?

 

Lead Speaker: Jason Zimba

2103  8:15 AM to
9:15 AM
Crockett A-BPrimary
(PK—2)
Regular Presentation (60 minutes)Empowering Equity and Social Justice Leadership

Understanding Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS) in Mathematics
Response to Instruction—what do we know? Why does it work? Entering first grade with weak knowledge of number concepts and operations is a sign that early intervention is necessary. The foundational building block of MTSS is screening for at-risk status, particularly in the primary grades.

 

Lead Speaker: Amy Keller
Co-Presenter: Janet Greene

2104  8:15 AM to
9:15 AM
Crockett C-DGeneralRegular Presentation (60 minutes)Powerful Mathematics Education Leadership

Mathematics Leadership in a Department of One: Moving a System Forward to Increase Student Achievement
Are you the only mathematics specialist at your school or in your entire district? Join us as we explore ideas for creating a shared vision for mathematics, establishing a shared leadership approach and for moving a K-12 system through all the changes needed during this exciting time for mathematics education.

 

Lead Speaker: Jane Gaun
Co-Presenter: Betsy Mays

2105  8:15 AM to
9:15 AM
Republic A-CElementary
(K—5)
Regular Presentation (60 minutes)Exemplary Assessment Leadership

Assessing to Inform and Transform: Using the Show Me and Hinge Question Formative Assessment Techniques EVERYDAY
Participants will be engaged in use of classroom-based formative assessment techniques. The Formative 5: observations, interviews, show me, hinge questions, and exit tasks, inform teacher planning and instruction everyday and make a difference. The session will focus on a professional learning plan for use of the show me and hinge question techniques, and consider ways to integrate these techniques with observations, interviews, and exit tasks.

 

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

2106  8:15 AM to
9:15 AM
Seguin A-BGeneralRegular Presentation (60 minutes)Powerful Mathematics Education Leadership

Professional Development for Elementary Mathematics Specialists: Supporting Research-Based Principles and Practices
School districts are increasingly employing Elementary Mathematics Specialists (EMS) as embedded professional development for teachers. But what type of professional development are the EMS receiving in order to prepare them for this role? In this presentation we will share how three different universities support Mathematics Specialists as they in turn support classroom teachers in implementing high-leverage principles and practices.

 

Lead Speaker: Shannon Larsen
Co-Presenter: Pamela Bailey
Co-Presenter: Courtney Baker

2107  8:15 AM to
9:15 AM
Travis A-BGeneralPanel DiscussionPowerful Mathematics Education Leadership

Ross Taylor Past Presidents' Session: Speed Chats for Leaders Around Critical Challenges and Effective Solutions
Join us as participants and former NCSM Presidents meet to explore critical leadership issues in the charged and engaging session format of Speed Chats. The brief series of small group conversations will allow colleagues to discuss critical issues facing mathematics education today and to share possible solutions to benefit leaders at all levels. This session is designed for new and experienced users alike!

 

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

2108  8:15 AM to
9:15 AM
Travis C-DSecondary
(6—12)
Regular Presentation (60 minutes)Motivational Mathematics Teaching and Learning

Using STEM Activities to Motivate Mathematical Discussions
Experience a STEM activity that can help students make mathematics and science connections as they plan an experiment and interpret their data in a real context. We’ll explore how this type of activity can provide opportunities for teachers to use students' thinking to guide mathematics discussions and make mathematics more understandable.

 

Lead Speaker: Betty Gasque
Co-Presenter: Judy Hicks

2109  8:15 AM to
9:15 AM
Presidio AElementary
(K—5)
Sponsor ShowcaseVisionary Coaching Practices

Using Number Talks to Foster a Growth Mindset
This session will explore how to foster a growth mindset in students through Number Talks. We will use classroom videos and examples of student thinking to analyze teacher moves that encourage a productive disposition, perseverance in problem solving, and a willingness to explore and investigate ideas.

 

Lead Speaker: Sherry Parrish

2110  8:15 AM to
9:15 AM
Presidio B-CGeneralRegular Presentation (60 minutes)Powerful Mathematics Education Leadership

Mathematics Education Online Learning and the Expanded Learning Community
As online professional learning gains importance in the mathematics education realm, what role does a district or school leader play in its design and implementation? There are key elements of building online professional learning opportunities in mathematics that strengthen learning and empower participants. This session will dive into the choices leaders have when looking to build strong mathematics communities of practice.

 

Lead Speaker: Ryan Timmons
Co-Presenter: Linda Evans

2111  8:15 AM to
9:15 AM
Bonham BElementary
(K—5)
Regular Presentation (60 minutes)Empowering Equity and Social Justice Leadership

Reaching Diverse Learners in the Mathematics Classroom: The Principal's Role
Reaching diverse learners in a mathematics classroom has long been a priority of professional development (PD) for teachers. What is the principal's role in supporting the teachers in this endeavor? In Chicago Public Schools, a team from EDC and Bank Street College is studying the effects of PD on teachers and building a structure for principal support for the teachers. Come hear about the PD, the work with principals and the lessons learned.

 

Lead Speaker: Matthew McLeod
Co-Presenter: Hal Melnick

2112  8:15 AM to
9:15 AM
Bonham CElementary
(K—5)
Regular Presentation (60 minutes)Visionary Coaching Practices

Instructional Coaches: Transformers—More Than Meets the Eye
Do you utilize your instructional coaches as agents of change on your campus and in your district? As the educational landscape changes, so do the roles instructional coaches play in supporting district initiatives, campus goals and classroom instruction. Come away with an overview of how our district supports, adjusts, and transforms the framework of its Instructional Coaching program in order for this powerful impact to affect student learning.

 

Lead Speaker: Marlene Portier
Co-Presenter: Michelle Luster

2113  8:15 AM to
9:15 AM
Bonham DMiddle
(6—8)
Regular Presentation (60 minutes)Visionary Coaching Practices

Building Capacity by Coaching Coaches
Mathematics coaches often do not receive the training that they need to do their job. Come learn how to transition teachers in your school to coaches to help build capacity. We will share systems and strategies from our work coaching coaches in urban middle schools. We will discuss specific ways we helped coaches develop skills in the following areas: building relationships, developing a common lens for viewing instruction and giving feedback.

 

Lead Speaker: Nicora Placa

2114  8:15 AM to
9:15 AM
Bonham EIntermediate
(3—5)
Regular Presentation (60 minutes)Visionary Coaching Practices

Intensification Lab: A Coaching and Professional Development Opportunity for Intermediate Teachers
Explore the importance of coaching teachers to think about intensification instead of remediation. We will share our lab-like setting for professional development, including strengths and areas for improvement. This session will engage participants in exploring some big ideas, strategies, and models to help support students’ construction of multiplicative reasoning while using research-based intensification strategies.

 

Lead Speaker: Heather Crawford-Ferre
Co-Presenter: Denise Trakas

2116  8:15 AM to
9:15 AM
Lone Star AIntermediate
(3—5)
Regular Presentation (60 minutes)Visionary Coaching Practices

Using Archived Student Work to Practice Planning for Intentional Talk
Intentional Talk by Hintz and Kazemi provides powerful routines and templates for teachers and coaches to use student thinking to plan instruction. Looking at archived student work on contextualized problems helps teachers who want to use "Intentional Talk" practice the skills of making sense of student thinking, anticipating and comparing multiple strategies, and predicting ways students might explain and justify their thinking.

 

Lead Speaker: Max Ray-Riek

2117  8:15 AM to
9:15 AM
Lone Star BElementary
(K—5)
Regular Presentation (60 minutes)Powerful Mathematics Education Leadership

District Approaches to Exemplary Mathematics: Principles to Actions and the Danielson Framework
Exemplary mathematics is grounded in first instruction. Principles to Actions identifies effective teaching practices for mathematics. Yet, many districts also rely on the Danielson Framework for Teaching. Participants will learn about one district's approach to providing a mathematics lens to the Danielson Framework. Resources for cohesive professional learning, curriculum resources, and classroom look-fors will be shared.

 

Lead Speaker: John SanGiovanni
Co-Presenter: Heather Dyer
Co-Presenter: Connie Conroy

2118  8:15 AM to
9:15 AM
Lone Star CGeneralRegular Presentation (60 minutes)Motivational Mathematics Teaching and Learning

I Figured It Out! Student Discovery and Ownership in an Online Environment
What is the right balance between discovery and structure in mathematics? What roles do gamification and mathematical communication play? See what the research on virtual manipulatives, guided discovery, gamification, and self-explanation shows. Engage in sequenced online activities to discover a big idea, and discuss how technology can help transform student ownership and authorship through interactivity, targeted feedback, and choice.

 

Lead Speaker: Amy Jensen-LeHew
Co-Presenter: Victoria Longley

2119  8:15 AM to
9:15 AM
Bowie A-CElementary
(K—5)
Regular Presentation (60 minutes)Powerful Mathematics Education Leadership

Expanding Mathematical Knowledge as Number Domains Change: What Do Mathematics Coaches Need to Know? A Division Example
Teacher leaders will explore meanings of division and how they are exemplified through story contexts, consider what modifications are needed to work with fractions, examine the connections across story situation, equations and visual representations, and discuss the implications of this work for the teachers with whom they work. The session is based on the professional development curriculum Developing Mathematical Ideas.

 

Lead Speaker: Virginia Bastable
Co-Presenter: Deborah Schifter

2120  8:15 AM to
9:15 AM
Mission BHigh School
(9—12)
Regular Presentation (60 minutes)Motivational Mathematics Teaching and Learning

Teaching High School Students to Speak the Language of Mathematics
Teaching kids to speak the language of mathematics can seem daunting, but high school students can learn to participate in meaningful discussion when they have the instructional support they need. Come see "math talk" in real classrooms and explore a set of principles that provide support for young mathematicians as they learn to articulate their own ideas, consider the perspectives of peers, and construct mathematical understandings.

 

Lead Speaker: Mary Davis
Co-Presenter: Denise Thornton

2201  10:00 AM to
11:00 AM
Texas E-FGeneralEquity LectureEmpowering Equity and Social Justice Leadership

Learning About Equity in Mathematics Education Through the Lens of Indigenous Perspectives
While there are numerous perspectives situated in languages and origin stories, among Indigenous communities around the world and in North America, there are threads of commonality. I will introduce you to some of the threads that I’ve come to learn from my Indigenous Elders, Knowledge Holders, and teachers. I will then invite you to imagine the ways in which the threads might inform the recurring equity issues in mathematics education. We’ve been at this work for years now yet we still see little difference in results. Perhaps we need to ‘look’ and ‘see’ differently and be informed by perspectives that are situated in teachings of relationships, balance, and commonalities in order to imagine a new way to think about equity. These perspectives, and our subsequent actions as leaders and educators, will help us to collectively achieve the goals outlined in the NCSM/TODOS joint position statement, "Mathematics Education Through the Lens of Social Justice."

 

Lead Speaker: Florence Glanfield

2202  10:00 AM to
11:00 AM
Texas DGeneralSpotlight SpeakerMotivational Mathematics Teaching and Learning

10 Instructional Tweaks Every Mathematics Leader Needs to Advocate for and Be Able to Model
In so many lessons the difference between good and great is only a matter of thoughtful and intentional shifts or tweaks. In this session we will discuss and model a set of these instructional actions including ratcheting up the depth of our questioning, more deliberately conducting review, shifting how we expect students to "practice" and how we gather evidence of learning in every lesson.

 

Lead Speaker: Steve Leinwand

2203  10:00 AM to
11:00 AM
Crockett A-BSecondary
(6—12)
Regular Presentation (60 minutes)Exemplary Assessment Leadership

Assessing Proficiency Without Percentages: Creating Grading Systems That Cause Reflection Instead of "Point Grubbing"
When students engage in "point-grubbing" or computing the score they need on the next test to "keep their grade," it's clear that percentage-based assessment systems and the averages in grade books are preventing students from focusing on what matters most: the mathematics outcomes in our curriculum. Learn how to improve achievement and student reflection in any course by hearing how Algebra 1 teachers created innovative assessment practices.

 

Lead Speaker: Tim Hudson

2204  10:00 AM to
11:00 AM
Crockett C-DMiddle
(6—8)
Regular Presentation (60 minutes)Motivational Mathematics Teaching and Learning

Taking Student Work Seriously: Facilitating Development of Mathematical Practices and Collaborative Learning
We will explore ways to use student work from computer-supported collaborative contexts to orchestrate effective discussions and design empowering interventions that help students get better at mathematical practices. We will investigate tasks and online collaborative learning environments that facilitate a focus on thinking. Participants will engage in research that informs the new PISA assessment of collaborative mathematics problem solving.

 

Lead Speaker: Stephen Weimar

2205  10:00 AM to
11:00 AM
Republic A-CGeneralRegular Presentation (60 minutes)Powerful Mathematics Education Leadership

From Principles to Actions: High-Leverage Leadership Actions to Improve Mathematics Teaching and Learning
NCTM’s Principles to Actions: Ensuring Mathematical Success for All presents eight research-informed effective teaching practices and essential conditions and policies to implement these practices successfully. Where do leaders start with implementation? Learn high-leverage leadership actions—those with the greatest impact for your effort—to implement the teaching practices and guiding principles, along with resources to support your work.

 

Lead Speaker: Diane Briars

2206  10:00 AM to
11:00 AM
Seguin A-BGeneralRegular Presentation (60 minutes)Empowering Equity and Social Justice Leadership

Supporting All Teachers: Developing Instructional Leaders by Attending to Students' Mathematical Thinking
Teacher evaluation protocols often focus on learning environments and teacher actions and rarely on evidence of students’ learning, leading to vague feedback on actual learning. In this session we share what we have learned from a two-year study in one school district to help K-12 administrators notice students’ mathematical thinking and how that has changed administrators’ practices in providing focused and equitable support to each teacher.

 

Lead Speaker: Christine Avila
Co-Presenter: Cory Bennett

2207  10:00 AM to
11:00 AM
Travis A-BPrimary
(PK—2)
Regular Presentation (60 minutes)Motivational Mathematics Teaching and Learning

Using One-to-One (1-1) Mobile Technology to Promote Mathematical Discourse, Reasoning, and Engagement in K-2 Classrooms
For two years, a partnership of teachers, school leaders, and researchers, implemented Design-Based Implementation Research to co-investigate how 1-1 mobile technology combined with best practices in teaching mathematics improves K-2 students’ learning. Viewing video clips of lessons and student work using screen-casting apps, we will engage the audience in a discussion around how teachers use this technology to support students’ learning.

 

Lead Speaker: Pamela Buffington
Co-Presenter: Lisa Coburn
Co-Presenter: Laura Shaw
Co-Presenter: Shannon Larsen
Co-Presenter: Kelly McCormick

2208  10:00 AM to
11:00 AM
Travis C-DGeneralRegular Presentation (60 minutes)Motivational Mathematics Teaching and Learning

Is Motivating Students a Productive Struggle for Your Teachers?
Teachers often ask how they can motivate their students. This is a difficult question to answer because we cannot force students to be motivated. However, by creating classrooms that are conducive to learning (Blanstein & Noguera, 2016), "we can provide a learning environment that encourages students to be curious, persistent, and confident" (Gojak, 2013). How do you encourage and motivate your teachers to create this kind of environment?

 

Lead Speaker: Comfort Akwaji-Anderson
Co-Presenter: Janice Krouse

2209  10:00 AM to
11:00 AM
Presidio AGeneralMajor PresentationMotivational Mathematics Teaching and Learning

Exploring Rich Problems with Technology and Online Resources
What’s the maximum product for a set of numbers with a constant sum? Not just how far, but how much, can you see with a telescope? Which basketball player would you choose to take a free throw at the end of a game? When technology is used to tackle rich problems like these, the mathematical insights that can be gained are extraordinary. Come have fun while you investigate Discovery Education, Math TechbookTM, and a variety of mathematics tools.

 

Lead Speaker: Patrick Vennebush

2210  10:00 AM to
11:00 AM
Presidio B-CGeneralRegular Presentation (60 minutes)Visionary Coaching Practices

Leading Change: A New Coach's Journey Supporting Research into Practice to Improve Instruction
The CCSSM require students to have a deeper understanding of mathematics concepts, which means teachers need to shift their own thinking. Leading this change is difficult, but necessary. We will share a new coach’s journey to facilitate this change and build district capacity for leadership. Participants will consider how to develop coaches using research and professional development to support these instructional shifts.

 

Lead Speaker: Cynthia Callard
Co-Presenter: Stephanie Martin
Co-Presenter: Heidi Robb

2211  10:00 AM to
11:00 AM
Bonham BGeneralRegular Presentation (60 minutes)Visionary Coaching Practices

Coaching with Great Tasks to Engage in Equity: Taking Great Tasks to a New Level
Using the NCSM Great Tasks as a starting point, trainers of teachers and mathematics coaches will engage in strategies for problem solving directed at equity and social justice. Participants will review, critique, discuss, and suggest how they as coaches could improve the types and methods of problem presentation in teacher workshops.

 

Lead Speaker: Richard Seitz
Co-Presenter: David Pugalee

2212  10:00 AM to
11:00 AM
Bonham CGeneralRegular Presentation (60 minutes)Empowering Equity and Social Justice Leadership

Routines for Reasoning: Ensuring All Students Are Mathematical Thinkers
Instructional routines embody research-based best practices for struggling learners, especially when they focus on the Standards for Mathematical Practice and include ‘baked in’ supports for special populations. Participants will explore a universally designed instructional routine, Connecting Representations, and learn how to leverage it to develop teachers’ capacity to ensure development of ALL students’ mathematical practices.

 

Lead Speaker: Amy Lucenta
Co-Presenter: Grace Kelemanik

2213  10:00 AM to
11:00 AM
Bonham DElementary
(K—5)
Regular Presentation (60 minutes)Exemplary Assessment Leadership

Assessing Process for Reflective Teaching Practices in Mathematics
A primary purpose of assessment is to inform and guide instruction. Most assessments focus on the product of student learning. What if assessments focused on how students learn? During our session, we will share how our district is assessing students’ metacognitive processes with the goal of igniting teacher reflection on best instructional practices conducive to learning by understanding and not only by procedures.

 

Lead Speaker: Kathy Riley
Co-Presenter: Lara Hirschmann

2214  10:00 AM to
11:00 AM
Bonham EHigh School
(9—12)
Regular Presentation (60 minutes)Motivational Mathematics Teaching and Learning

STEM Comes Alive Through Interdisciplinary Problem-Based Learning
This session will feature an innovative STEM project in which school-based teams of mathematics and science teachers design and implement interdisciplinary problem-based lessons in a lab setting. Mathematics teachers learn science, science teachers learn mathematics, and students experience an authentic engagement in the STEM practices. Examples of lessons include the design of microbial fuel cells and a spectroscopic analysis of sunscreens.

 

Lead Speaker: Jon Manon

2216  10:00 AM to
11:00 AM
Lone Star AElementary
(K—5)
Regular Presentation (60 minutes)Powerful Mathematics Education Leadership

Change Your Thinking + Change Your Practice = Positive Changes in Student Performance
How do we motivate teachers to embrace best practices? This session will focus on how a group of mathematics coaches and teacher leaders engaged their teachers in thinking differently about their pedagogy by using rich mathematical problem-solving tasks with their students. By building teachers’ experiences in authentic mathematics and seeing student engagement and learning explode, teachers’ belief systems will begin to change.

 

Lead Speaker: Linda Null
Co-Presenter: Julie Antill

2217  10:00 AM to
11:00 AM
Lone Star BMiddle
(6—8)
Regular Presentation (60 minutes)Empowering Equity and Social Justice Leadership

Empowering Equity in Problem Solving
Research indicates that minority students can compete with and outperform their peers if given the opportunity to discuss mathematics problems, talking about how they choose solution methods and why they work. This interactive session teaches a process that is entirely student-centered and uses discourse as the pathway from understanding the problem and comparing solution plans to solving and making sense of the process. All students succeed!

 

Lead Speaker: Robyn Silbey

2218  10:00 AM to
11:00 AM
Lone Star CGeneralRegular Presentation (60 minutes)Powerful Mathematics Education Leadership

Building Systems for Strengthening Mathematics Leadership Capacity
What systems are in place to build capacity of every teacher, coach, leader, and beyond to ensure increased student achievement in mathematics? During this collaborative session, leaders will investigate the four keys to effective district leadership. Leaders will work together to examine tools and structures designed to improve mathematics teaching and learning and build leadership capacity at every level.

 

Lead Speaker: Mona Toncheff
Co-Presenter: Bill Barnes

2219  10:00 AM to
11:00 AM
Bowie A-CElementary
(K—5)
Regular Presentation (60 minutes)Motivational Mathematics Teaching and Learning

Math Games That Build the Brain Matter
Teachers use games all the time but often struggle with how to have students do meaningful response activities and may have difficulty selecting appropriate activities. As mathematics leaders our role is to model lessons that show the potential for using games. Participants will receive coaching tools to use with staff for using games throughout a weekly cycle and ideas for how to differentiate activities to meet the needs of all students.

 

Lead Speaker: Jane Felling

2220  10:00 AM to
11:00 AM
Mission BElementary
(K—5)
Regular Presentation (60 minutes)Visionary Coaching Practices

Designing a Job-Embedded Professional Learning Series That Supports a Growth Mindset of All Stakeholders
Improving the quality of students’ mathematical experiences, in conjunction with the intentionality of the Common Core, is not relegated to the teacher. If you are seeking a proven method for fostering meaningful mathematical experiences for students, come learn a multi-pronged coaching cycle of support that facilitates content-based, instructional, pedagogical, and mindset growth in teachers, instructional coaches, administrators, and parents.

 

Lead Speaker: Stephanie Reddick
Co-Presenter: Lisa Rogers

2230  10:15 AM to
11:00 AM
Texas A-CGeneralMajor PresentationPowerful Mathematics Education Leadership

Hot Topics II
Table 1 Dr. Berry will discuss culturally responsive teaching and how to move from theory to mathematics teaching practices. Table 2 Zak will discuss the importance of counting and the other early numeracy ideas, which deserve to be at the forefront of the mathematics education conversation. How is early numeracy situated in the research and literature, and what are the implications at the leadership and classroom level? Table 3 Fixing High School: Dr. Seeley will identify and consider the most compelling systemic issues related to improving mathematics teaching and learning to meet the needs of all high school students.

 

Co-Presenter: Robert Q. Berry, III
Co-Presenter: Zachary Champagne
Lead Speaker: Cathy Seeley

2301  11:15 AM to
12:15 PM
Texas E-FGeneralMajor PresentationEmpowering Equity and Social Justice Leadership

Using Identity and Agency to Frame Access and Equity
This session will use vignettes and the voices of students, teachers, and other school personnel to highlight NCTM's Principles to Actions Access and Equity Principle. Specifically, the session will use identity and agency as framework for discussing the obstacle and ways to overcome these obstacles as described in Principles to Actions. For this session, mathematics identity includes beliefs about one’s self as a mathematics learner; one’s perceptions of how others perceive them as a mathematics learner, beliefs about the nature of mathematics, engagement in mathematics, and perception of self as a potential participant in mathematics. Agency is identity in action and the presentation of one’s identity to the world. This session will conclude with a discussion of teaching practices that cultivate identity and agency to support Access and Equity.

 

Lead Speaker: Robert Q. Berry, III

2302  11:15 AM to
12:15 PM
Texas DGeneralSpotlight SpeakerPowerful Mathematics Education Leadership

Are We Giving Up on High School?
With all the emphasis on accumulating college credits in high school via Advanced Placement (AP), early college courses, etc., are we missing the opportunity to do a better job of offering students a rich high school education that’s both broad and deep? Too many students are leaving high school unprepared for whatever comes next. How can we truly give all students the kind of mathematics education that prepares them to thrive after high school?

 

Lead Speaker: Cathy Seeley

2303  11:15 AM to
12:15 PM
Crockett A-BGeneralPresidents ExchangeEmpowering Equity and Social Justice Leadership

Empowerment WITH Access and Equity
While NCTM's messages on standards, curriculum, instruction, and assessment have evolved; messages on access and equity have remained static. Our messages around access and equity could do much more to better serve marginalized students and challenge structural obstacles. This session will address the critical need to shape and broaden the discourse around access and equity and NCTM’s related actions.

 

Lead Speaker: Matt Larson

2304  11:15 AM to
12:15 PM
Crockett C-DMiddle
(6—8)
Regular Presentation (60 minutes)Motivational Mathematics Teaching and Learning

Implementing Growth Mindset in Summer School to Prepare Students for Future Coursework
How can the design of a summer school based on Jo Boaler's work on growth mindset impact the preparation of middle school students? How can students learn to value mistakes and still feel comfortable presenting ideas in front of peers? What happens the next year, and how can leaders support these efforts? Experience, watch, hear about and glean results based on different efforts of NCSM W1 leaders who worked directly with Jo and/or her materials.

 

Lead Speaker: Sandie Gilliam
Co-Presenter: Samantha Wuttig
Co-Presenter: Annette Zook

2305  11:15 AM to
12:15 PM
Republic A-CElementary
(K—5)
Regular Presentation (60 minutes)Empowering Equity and Social Justice Leadership

No Opt Out: Collaborative Coaching, Teaching and Learning Are Essential for Establishing Equitable Mathematics Classes
A district mathematics coach, interventionist, curriculum coordinator, and administrator will share how they made collaboration a priority in order to implement rigorous curriculum, instruction and professional development for ALL. Collaboration is challenging and rife with conflict, but it is essential for personal and collective growth! You will experience first hand how we collaborated at all levels to plan equitable mathematics lessons.

 

Lead Speaker: Sarah Caban
Co-Presenter: Abby Shink
Co-Presenter: Nancy Harriman

2306  11:15 AM to
12:15 PM
Seguin A-BMiddle
(6—8)
Regular Presentation (60 minutes)Powerful Mathematics Education Leadership

Designing Mathematics Professional Development Through Successive Approximations of Practice
Research points to the importance of teachers engaging in professional development (PD) experiences that are proximal to new practices. We’ll share our work with urban schools where we developed a sequence of PD activities that simulate mathematical argumentation teaching practices, broaden teachers’ instructional approaches and enhance their reflective practices. Leaders should bring their own PD goals and we will design new activities together.

 

Lead Speaker: Jennifer Knudsen
Co-Presenter: Harriette Stevens
Co-Presenter: Teresa Lara-Meloy

2307  11:15 AM to
12:15 PM
Travis A-BGeneralRegular Presentation (60 minutes)Visionary Coaching Practices

Letting Go: Cultivating Agency and Authority Through Number Talks in the Secondary Mathematics Classroom
In this session I share my dissertation study of two high school teachers as they learned to enact Number Talks. I wanted to know what the teachers found most challenging and how coaching supported their learning. In examining the videos of classroom lessons, I noticed marked differences in how agency and authority emerged in the two classes. I hope what I learned while searching for "Why?" will be useful for teachers and coaches alike.

 

Lead Speaker: Cathy Humphreys

2308  11:15 AM to
12:15 PM
Travis C-DGeneralRegular Presentation (60 minutes)Motivational Mathematics Teaching and Learning

Using Authentic Performance Tasks Effectively in the Mathematics Classroom
How does Authentic Performance Assessment fit into the mathematics classroom? How can we make performance tasks with rigorous connections to standards? Do we have time to do performance tasks with everything else we must teach? Come see examples and learn an effective implementation process that is working in districts all across the country.

 

Lead Speaker: Pam Palmer
Co-Presenter: Aimee Corrigan

2310  11:15 AM to
12:15 PM
Presidio B-CElementary
(K—5)
Regular Presentation (60 minutes)Powerful Mathematics Education Leadership

Designing Systems to Support Effective Mathematics Teaching K-5: The Role of Leadership Teams in Creating Change
A major hurdle to achieving a vibrant mathematics learning culture is directly connected to the content knowledge of teachers. To address this issue, we have departmentalized mathematics teaching K-5 and created a cross-grade leadership team. While each member of the team is a highly-skilled mathematics teacher, we found that creating a collaborative culture presented many challenges. We will share our journey to become an effective team.

 

Lead Speaker: Donna Taylor
Co-Presenter: Antonia Cameron

2311  11:15 AM to
12:15 PM
Bonham BGeneralRegular Presentation (60 minutes)Visionary Coaching Practices

Getting to the Mathematics in a Professional Learning Community
How can we work with the structure of a professional learning community to do the deep work of mathematics together? This session will focus on strategies to use when working with professional learning communities to get to substantive work together. We will share lessons learned from Illustrative Mathematics virtually coaching professional learning communities as well as our new Session Plans, lesson plans for collaborative teacher groups.

 

Lead Speaker: Jody Guarino
Co-Presenter: Jennie Beltramini
Co-Presenter: Kristin Gray

2312  11:15 AM to
12:15 PM
Bonham CGeneralPresidents ExchangeMotivational Mathematics Teaching and Learning

Tricks of the Trade: Motivating Students in the Mathematics Classroom
New Math? Common Core? Teaching in the mathematics classroom has certainly changed in the last 40 years. However, what hasn't changed is the fact that students need to be motivated to learn a subject that many don't like and feel that they will never use in their lifetimes. This session will look at various strategies and techniques to motivate students. Examples will be given from the college classroom but many can be adapted to all classrooms.

 

Lead Speaker: Jane Tanner

2313  11:15 AM to
12:15 PM
Bonham DMiddle
(6—8)
Regular Presentation (60 minutes)Motivational Mathematics Teaching and Learning

Creating MATHadazzles and MATH Adventures: Update and Motivate Teachers to Learn and Teach More Advanced Mathematics
MATHadazzle puzzles and MATH Adventures, designed by teachers to develop students' mathematics, and deductive and logical reasoning talents, will be presented, along with results of student performance. Having students verify the clarity of the items, the uniqueness of the solutions, and the rank ordering by mathematical and reasoning difficulty, will be described, along with student creation of similar puzzles and adventures.

 

Lead Speaker: Carole Greenes

2314  11:15 AM to
12:15 PM
Bonham EPrimary
(PK—2)
Regular Presentation (60 minutes)Motivational Mathematics Teaching and Learning

The Early Childhood Language of Mathematics: How to Cultivate Communication to Enhance Mathematical Understandings
When we are born, we hear sounds and try to make sense of them. For young children, the same is true when hearing mathematical language. In this session, you will be immersed in the early childhood classroom and see how a child’s understanding of mathematics is cultivated and honored, and how children can catapult themselves to success through the art of communication.

 

Lead Speaker: Jessica Bobo

2316  11:15 AM to
12:15 PM
Lone Star ASecondary
(6—12)
Regular Presentation (60 minutes)Visionary Coaching Practices

Collaborative Coaching to Develop Authentic Teacher Agency
Look into a collaborative coaching model that is being used successfully in classrooms across a diverse urban school system. See how teams of teachers become agents of change for one another within their schools. In our session we will use video, activities and protocols to explore how teams of teachers can uncover best practices to make lasting change happen in their classrooms and schools, promoting high quality mathematics instruction broadly.

 

Lead Speaker: Alanna Mertens
Co-Presenter: Doug O'Roark

2317  11:15 AM to
12:15 PM
Lone Star BGeneralRegular Presentation (60 minutes)Motivational Mathematics Teaching and Learning

Feeding the Brain's (Affective and Cognitive) Subcommittees for Mathematics Learning
Mathematics performance depends on a collection of the brain’s resources working together like a well-functioning committee. This session will consider how to support all of the brain’s subcommittees—visual/spatial, linguistic, symbolic, executive, and emotional—that must coordinate for engaged, deep mathematics learning. Participants will explore how to address weaknesses among committee members that can undermine student success.

 

Lead Speaker: David Dockterman

2318  11:15 AM to
12:15 PM
Lone Star CHigh School
(9—12)
Regular Presentation (60 minutes)Empowering Equity and Social Justice Leadership

Barriers to Equity: Changing Educator Actions
Relationships are key to student learning of mathematics. More awareness of adult words and actions is key (regardless of intent). Hear how Student Services has engaged in collaborative learning around the impact of micro-aggressions on our students, how these micro-aggressions play out in advising students in the selection of courses and in the classroom. Learn what this group is doing to teach classroom teachers about their role and impact.

 

Lead Speaker: Gwen Zimmermann
Co-Presenter: Janet Sushinski
Co-Presenter: Sarah Bowen
Co-Presenter: Lisa Scanio
Co-Presenter: Hector Vazquez

2319  11:15 AM to
12:15 PM
Bowie A-CGeneralRegular Presentation (60 minutes)Powerful Mathematics Education Leadership

Powerful, Active, and Engaged Mathematics Professional Learning!
Are you a mathematics leader looking for techniques to actively engage your preservice and inservice participants in mathematical thinking, reasoning, and reflecting? This session will provide specific strategies that can be applied to a variety of mathematics topics to enrich and magnetize your professional development for long-term impact!

 

Lead Speaker: Delise Andrews
Co-Presenter: Beth Kobett

2320  11:15 AM to
12:15 PM
Mission BMiddle
(6—8)
Regular Presentation (60 minutes)Motivational Mathematics Teaching and Learning

Literacy-Based Strategies for Mathematical Problem Solving
What does quality problem-solving instruction look like and sound like in the CCSS? After summarizing connections between literacy and mathematics, we’ll model two high-leverage processes for explicitly teaching mathematical problem solving. Takeaways include ideas for scaffolding the locus of control for tasks with high-level demands and rubrics that provide rich content for feedback conversations and leadership decisions.

 

Lead Speaker: Aaron Rumack

2422  12:30 PM to
2:00 PM
Lone Star D-FGeneralMajor PresentationPowerful Mathematics Education Leadership

Winning the Game in Mathematics Leadership
Mathematics leadership is multifaceted in nature as we strive to intentionally impact students and educators in classrooms nationwide. Leadership pathways can be different from leader to leader, but ultimately curriculum/content, instruction, activism, and assessment (CIAA) are all areas of evaluation for "PRIME" leaders in mathematics education. Discover the top seven practical strategies for overcoming the struggles that may arise in your role as a mathematics leader within your school/university, district, state, and national professional learning communities, while building the capacity of teachers' leadership among mathematics educators in these respective communities.

 

Lead Speaker: Matthew Owens

2501  2:15 PM to
3:15 PM
Texas E-FGeneralMajor PresentationEmpowering Equity and Social Justice Leadership

Redefining Success: Supporting All Students to Reach Their Full Potential
Juli, Alex, and Jessica provide a unique perspective on how to support ALL students to learn. Juli, a university mathematics educator, provides the viewpoint of both the educator and the parent of children with special needs. Alex, a college freshman, shares her story related to both medical and educational struggles. Jessica, a high school junior, provides the position of both the sibling and the subject and connects her experiences to a new perspective on Universal Design for Learning.

 

Lead Speaker: Juli Dixon
Co-Presenter: Alexis Dixon
Co-Presenter: Jessica Dixon

2502  2:15 PM to
3:15 PM
Texas DSecondary
(6—12)
Spotlight SpeakerMotivational Mathematics Teaching and Learning

Teaching Mathematics with Interactive Dynamic Technology: Six Principles That Support Learning
Bringing interactive dynamic technology into the mathematics classroom is a powerful way to develop understanding of core mathematical concepts. However, without taking care in how the technology is incorporated into class routines, students are not likely to have successful experiences. Participants will examine six "must dos" in order to make mathematical ideas accessible for all students when using the technology.

 

Lead Speaker: Wade Ellis
Co-Presenter: Gail Burrill

2503  2:15 PM to
3:15 PM
Crockett A-BMiddle
(6—8)
Regular Presentation (60 minutes)Powerful Mathematics Education Leadership

Supporting Middle Grades Teachers' Development and Use of the Eight Effective Mathematics Teaching Practices
Come explore the newly released NCTM resource, "Taking Action: Implementing Effective Mathematics Teaching Practices in Grades 6-8." This resource will provide teacher leaders, and professional developers with a resource that can be used to improve the instructional practice of teachers. We will introduce the book, engage in a subset of activities from the book, and discuss how they can use the activities in their work with teachers.

 

Lead Speaker: Margaret Smith
Co-Presenter: Michael Steele

2504  2:15 PM to
3:15 PM
Crockett C-DSecondary
(6—12)
Regular Presentation (60 minutes)Motivational Mathematics Teaching and Learning

Approaching Ten Tough Mathematical Ideas for High School Students
The main purpose of this talk is to provide insights into mathematical content that many mathematics teachers may not have seen. By covering a broad range of content, from aspects of manipulative algebra through proof in geometry and in general, discussing language, applications, and representations, my remarks are designed for leaders to help in decisions they make in the professional development of their teachers.

 

Lead Speaker: Zalman Usiskin

2505  2:15 PM to
3:15 PM
Republic A-CMiddle
(6—8)
Regular Presentation (60 minutes)Motivational Mathematics Teaching and Learning

Building Conceptual Understanding with Virtual Manipulatives
In this session we will consider the following questions: How can we incorporate virtual manipulatives into curriculum in such a way that promotes understanding, allows practice, fosters creativity, and strengthens connections within mathematics? What are some benefits and concerns of using virtual, as opposed to traditional, manipulatives in our classrooms?

 

Lead Speaker: Ingrid Ristroph
Co-Presenter: Lisa Brown

2506  2:15 PM to
3:15 PM
Seguin A-BGeneralRegular Presentation (60 minutes)Powerful Mathematics Education Leadership

Preparing the Next Generation of Teachers of Mathematics: Implications for Mathematics Leaders
Learn about the Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators’ Standards for Preparing Teachers of Mathematics and discuss the role of mathematics leaders in supporting the preparation of the next generation of teachers of mathematics.

 

Lead Speaker: Nadine Bezuk
Co-Presenter: Jennifer Bay-Williams
Co-Presenter: Douglas Clements
Co-Presenter: W. Gary Martin

2507  2:15 PM to
3:15 PM
Travis A-BIntermediate
(3—5)
Regular Presentation (60 minutes)Powerful Mathematics Education Leadership

Improving Alignment of Instructional Materials: A Collaboration Across Districts
Districts across the country are currently making decisions about how to support their teachers in implementing different mathematics programs. We will share collaborative work across 10 districts to analyze current materials and create guidance documents for teacher use. We will share information about the process, the artifacts created and hear from district mathematics leaders about how they are using this work with their teachers.

 

Lead Speaker: Marni Greenstein
Co-Presenter: Sara Franza
Co-Presenter: Maquissia Garcon
Co-Presenter: Gigi Forsman

2508  2:15 PM to
3:15 PM
Travis C-DGeneralRegular Presentation (60 minutes)Visionary Coaching Practices

Lesson Imaging as an Alternative to Lesson Planning
Since teaching has shifted towards more inquiry instruction, teachers often struggle to plan lessons. We introduce a planning process, called lesson imaging, that we have used to help teachers more effectively plan for mathematical inquiry. Lesson imaging is a process in which teachers mentally "play out" the ways in which their planned activities will unfold in interaction with students. All six lesson-imaging practices will be elaborated.

 

Lead Speaker: Michelle Stephan
Co-Presenter: David Pugalee

2510  2:15 PM to
3:15 PM
Presidio B-CMiddle
(6—8)
Regular Presentation (60 minutes)Motivational Mathematics Teaching and Learning

Arc of Learning: How Students' Understanding Develops Across a Connected Sequence of Mathematics Problems
The Arc of Learning is an important teacher resource that describes five phases of student development of mathematical understanding within a problem-centered curriculum. It provides a tool for characterizing deeply grounded and connected learning, both in terms of practice and research. Participants will become familiar with the Arc of Learning by interacting with examples from a problem-centered curriculum.

 

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

2511  2:15 PM to
3:15 PM
Bonham BElementary
(K—5)
Regular Presentation (60 minutes)Powerful Mathematics Education Leadership

Supporting Elementary Teacher Development in Using the Eight Effective Mathematics Teaching Practices
Come explore the newly released NCTM resource Taking Action: Implementing Effective Mathematics Teaching Practices in Grades K–5. This resource will provide teacher leaders and professional developers with a resource that can be used to improve the instructional practice of K–5 teachers. We will introduce the book, engage in a subset of activities from the book, and discuss how they can use the activities in their work with teachers.

 

Lead Speaker: Victoria Bill
Co-Presenter: DeAnn Huinker

2512  2:15 PM to
3:15 PM
Bonham CElementary
(K—5)
Regular Presentation (60 minutes)Visionary Coaching Practices

Coaching Practices to Increase Teacher Reflection and Support Implementation Following Professional Development
No more drive-by professional development sessions! Come explore the different vehicles used by Instructional Coaches to support teachers at the steepest part of the learning curve: implementation. Hear about methods used to support instructional change that promote the development of ongoing reflection strategies and self-sustaining practices, ensuring increased student achievement.

 

Lead Speaker: Dina Mendola
Co-Presenter: Mike Busch
Co-Presenter: Jennifer Scholla
Co-Presenter: Mollie Gabrielson

2513  2:15 PM to
3:15 PM
Bonham DHigh School
(9—12)
Regular Presentation (60 minutes)Powerful Mathematics Education Leadership

Supporting High School Teachers' Development and Use of the Eight Effective Mathematics Teaching Practices
Explore the newly released NCTM resource Taking Action: Implementing Effective Mathematics Teaching Practices in Grades 9-12. This resource will provide teacher leaders and professional developers with a resource that can be used to improve the instructional practice of high school teachers. We will introduce the book, engage in a subset of activities from the book, and discuss how they can use the activities in their work with teachers.

 

Lead Speaker: Melissa Boston
Co-Presenter: Fred Dillon
Co-Presenter: Steve Miller

2514  2:15 PM to
3:15 PM
Bonham EMiddle
(6—8)
Regular Presentation (60 minutes)Exemplary Assessment Leadership

Formative Assessment: Helping Teachers and Students Become Partners in the Support of Student Learning
To increase student learning, we must understand how students learn mathematics. As we teach, we assess, and as we assess, we teach. Formative assessment and instruction are interwoven together in complimentary ways to increase student learning. Mathematics leaders and coaches will learn how to support teachers toward incorporating formative assessment naturally into their planning and delivery of instruction.

 

Lead Speaker: Gloria Weinberg
Co-Presenter: Nikki LaLonde

2516  2:15 PM to
3:15 PM
Lone Star AGeneralRegular Presentation (60 minutes)Powerful Mathematics Education Leadership

Coaching Coaches for the Development of Facilitation Practices: Impactful Structure, Support and Learning Opportunities
In this session, we present structures to support the work of mathematics coaches in planning and leading teacher learning communities. We will share examples of activities to engage coaches in reflection about their practice. Also, through discussions and video examples, the audience will consider how the support structures impacted the coaches’ learning and how coaches used these structures to create new learning opportunities for teachers.

 

Lead Speaker: Terry Wan Jung Lin
Co-Presenter: Saba Din
Co-Presenter: Peter Clark
Co-Presenter: Cheryl Cantin
Co-Presenter: Marta Kobiela
Co-Presenter: Scosha Merovitz

2517  2:15 PM to
3:15 PM
Lone Star BGeneralRegular Presentation (60 minutes)Empowering Equity and Social Justice Leadership

Equity and Social Justice in Mathematics Education
The vision of the NCSM Equity and Social Justice Initiative is to support, promote and develop a just, equitable and sustainable system of mathematics education for every learner. Participants will actively engage with the joint NCSM and TODOS position paper, Mathematics Education Through the Lens of Social Justice: Acknowledgement, Actions, and Accountability. Participants will consider next steps to move their organization forward in this work.

 

Lead Speaker: Comfort Akwaji-Anderson
Co-Presenter: Suyi Chuang
Co-Presenter: Kyndall Brown

2518  2:15 PM to
3:15 PM
Lone Star CElementary
(K—5)
Regular Presentation (60 minutes)Motivational Mathematics Teaching and Learning

Fact Fluency, Moving from Memorization to Understanding: What Administrators Should be Looking for in the Classroom
Many teachers think of fact fluency as memorization, using flash cards, and the swiftness of recalling number facts. In this session, we will look at how to shift this way of thought. We will focus on fluency in the classroom in relation to the processes of metacognition, differentiated instruction, differentiated rotating stations, and tiered questioning in different contexts, that ultimately lead to automaticity and understanding.

 

Lead Speaker: Susan Resnick

2519  2:15 PM to
3:15 PM
Bowie A-CIntermediate
(3—5)
Regular Presentation (60 minutes)Empowering Equity and Social Justice Leadership

Mathematical Argument: Elementary Teachers Focus on Equity While Engaging Students in a Central Mathematics Practice
How do teachers in grades 2–5 engage the range of students in their class together in conjecture and justification? What teacher moves encourage the visibility of the intellectual work of all students? How are students with a history of poor or good performance in mathematics supported to make significant contributions as they learn about this central mathematics practice? Video examples will illustrate these questions.

 

Lead Speaker: Susan Jo Russell

2520  2:15 PM to
3:15 PM
Mission BSecondary
(6—12)
Regular Presentation (60 minutes)Powerful Mathematics Education Leadership

Beyond the Detracking Policy: The Nuts and Bolts of Supporting Heterogeneous Classes
Now that we are into a third year of detracking all mathematics classes through 10th grade, we present an update on "conditions on the ground." What do these classes look like from our teachers’ perspective? What are some of our challenges and successes? We coordinated our Professional Development, Complex Instruction, and Coaching programs to support teachers and will discuss how districts can build or sustain a program of heterogeneous classes.

 

Lead Speaker: Ho Nguyen
Co-Presenter: Andres Marti

2601  3:30 PM to
4:30 PM
Texas E-FGeneralCaucusPowerful Mathematics Education Leadership

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

 

Lead Speaker: Paul D. Gray, Jr.

2605  3:30 PM to
4:30 PM
Republic A-CGeneralCaucusPowerful Mathematics Education Leadership

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

 

Lead Speaker: John W. Staley

2606  3:30 PM to
4:30 PM
Seguin A-BGeneralCaucusPowerful Mathematics Education Leadership

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

 

Lead Speaker: Connie Schrock

2607  3:30 PM to
4:30 PM
Travis A-BGeneralCaucusPowerful Mathematics Education Leadership

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

 

Lead Speaker: Shawn Towle

2608  3:30 PM to
4:30 PM
Travis C-DGeneralCaucusPowerful Mathematics Education Leadership

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

 

Lead Speaker: Comfort Akwaji-Anderson

2610  3:30 PM to
4:30 PM
Presidio B-CGeneralCaucusPowerful Mathematics Education Leadership

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

 

Lead Speaker: Marc Garneau

2616  3:30 PM to
4:30 PM
Lone Star AGeneralCaucusPowerful Mathematics Education Leadership

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

 

Lead Speaker: Sandie Gilliam

2617  3:30 PM to
4:30 PM
Lone Star BGeneralCaucusPowerful Mathematics Education Leadership

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

 

Lead Speaker: Bill Barnes

2618  3:30 PM to
4:30 PM
Lone Star CGeneralCaucusPowerful Mathematics Education Leadership

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

 

Lead Speaker: Deborah Crocker

2619  3:30 PM to
4:30 PM
Bowie A-CGeneralCaucusPowerful Mathematics Education Leadership

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

 

Lead Speaker: Jason Gauthier

2621  3:30 PM to
4:30 PM
Lone Star D-FGeneralCaucusPowerful Mathematics Education Leadership

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

 

Lead Speaker: Nancy Drickey

2705  4:45 PM to
5:30 PM
Republic A-CGeneralMeetingPowerful Mathematics Education Leadership

NCSM Annual Business Meeting and State of the Organization Report
NCSM President John W. Staley will present the State of the Organization, including our Annual Membership and Financial Reports. John will describe the progress on the 2016–2017 initiatives, positions papers, and other strategic priorities for the next year. New NCSM Affiliates will receive their certificates. All members are welcome and encouraged to attend to learn about opportunities for getting involved in NCSM.

 

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

2822  5:30 PM to
7:00 PM
Lone Star D-FGeneralFunctionPowerful Mathematics Education Leadership

Tuesday Night Reception Ticket Required
Join us to network, party and learn at this evening's reception. Co-sponsored by NCSM and DreamBox Learning.

 

Lead Speaker: John W. Staley

 
All Sessions, Wednesday, April 5
 
3022  7:30 AM to
8:30 AM
Lone Star D-FGeneralFunctionPowerful Mathematics Education Leadership

Networking Breakfast
Join NCSM board members and conference attendees as we kick off day three with a Networking Breakfast. During today’s breakfast, participants will have a chance to dialogue with others in similar roles and responsibilities. Come prepared to share reflections on something you’ve heard or learned that challenged or affirmed your thinking, share effective practices for mathematics leadership, and most importantly make connections.

 

Lead Speaker: John W. Staley
Co-Presenter: Mona Toncheff

3101  8:45 AM to
9:45 AM
Texas E-FGeneralMajor PresentationEmpowering Equity and Social Justice Leadership

The Best of Both Worlds: A University-District Partnership to Enhance Mathematics Instruction for English Language Learners
This session will focus on the design and implementation of a range of teacher professional development opportunities that a school, district, or state could employ to improve mathematics instruction for English Language Learners (ELLs). The presenters will share their unique university-district partnership to provide intensive professional development for classroom teachers (both mainstream and ESOL) through a Focus Group, on-site coaching support, and grant-funded graduate coursework. Informed by NCTM’s Principles to Actions, these initiatives complement each other in order to offer a comprehensive approach to teacher development aligned with the CCSSM Standards for Mathematical Practice, NCTM Teacher Practices, and WIDA English Language Development Standards. Specific teacher training materials and language-based instructional tools will be shared that have proven powerful for developing both mathematical discourse and the language of mathematics for ELLs.

 

Lead Speaker: Rodrigo Jorge Gutiérrez
Co-Presenter: Halla Jmourko

3102  8:45 AM to
9:45 AM
Texas DElementary
(K—5)
Spotlight SpeakerMotivational Mathematics Teaching and Learning

Conferring with Young Mathematicians at Work: The Process of Teacher Change
If children are to engage in problem solving with tenacity and confidence, good questioning on the part of teachers during conferrals is critical. Questioning must engender learner excitement and ownership of ideas, while simultaneously be challenging enough to support further development. Video of conferrals in action will be used for analysis, and a Landscape of Learning on the process of teacher change is shared as a lens for coaching.

 

Lead Speaker: Catherine Fosnot

3103  8:45 AM to
9:45 AM
Crockett A-BElementary
(K—5)
Regular Presentation (60 minutes)Motivational Mathematics Teaching and Learning

From Mathematics Class to Mathematician's Workshop
How do you support teachers in the transition from a traditional mathematics classroom structure to a mathematician’s workshop structure? Intentionally over time! Join us as we explore district-wide steps, structures, and resources used to transition classrooms with high English learner populations from traditional classrooms to engaging workshop environments that encourage the use of differentiated instruction.

 

Lead Speaker: Janet Nuzzie

3104  8:45 AM to
9:45 AM
Crockett C-DGeneralRegular Presentation (60 minutes)Motivational Mathematics Teaching and Learning

For Your Eyes Only: Using Video as a Tool for Personal Self-Reflection
Helping preservice teachers (PTs) engage students in rich mathematical tasks and discourse can be challenging. This session describes a project with secondary PTs using video records of their teaching to reflect on their practice and identify goals for improvement. PTs used smart phones, tablets, and other common devices to film themselves leading discussions over time. Challenges, successes, and reflections from the PTs will be shared.

 

Lead Speaker: Julie McNamara

3105  8:45 AM to
9:45 AM
Republic A-CIntermediate
(3—5)
Regular Presentation (60 minutes)Exemplary Assessment Leadership

Changing Instructional Practice—Permission Isn't Enough—Teachers Need Adaptive Pedagogy to Support Student Learning
Adaptive Pedagogy (AdPED) empowers teachers to use student assessment results to transform mathematics instruction. While administrators and mathematics leaders give teachers permission to change their instructional practice, without knowing what to change, what is comfortable continues. AdPED helps teachers to use formative assessment practices, focused on students' mathematical thinking, to build students’ mathematical understanding.

 

Lead Speaker: John Sutton
Co-Presenter: Heather Johnson

3106  8:45 AM to
9:45 AM
Seguin A-BElementary
(K—5)
Regular Presentation (60 minutes)Powerful Mathematics Education Leadership

Moving Beyond One-Size Fits All Professional Development (PD): The Blended Learning Story
Differentiating instruction is not just for youth. It applies to adult learners, too, specifically teachers. Find out how the Los Angeles Unified School District uses personalized professional learning in Elementary Mathematics, from preparing facilitators to deliver PD, to creating blended-learning experiences for thousands of teachers. This includes face-to-face PD and online learning that incorporates self-assessment, choice points and media.

 

Lead Speaker: Lisa Ward

3107  8:45 AM to
9:45 AM
Travis A-BGeneralRegular Presentation (60 minutes)Visionary Coaching Practices

Coaching Practices to Build a Dynamic Learning Culture
How do coaches build effective relationships with teachers to promote high quality mathematics instruction? Presenters will share tools and structures they have used in over 30 school districts in the Chicago land area. We will highlight methods that advance generative reflection and discussions aimed at improving student engagement and learning.

 

Lead Speaker: Nancy Mueller
Co-Presenter: Margaret Pligge
Co-Presenter: Joanne Baker
Co-Presenter: Anne Agostinelli

3108  8:45 AM to
9:45 AM
Travis C-DElementary
(K—5)
Regular Presentation (60 minutes)Visionary Coaching Practices

Learning Labs: Coaching from Within Professional Learning Communities
What if teaching wasn’t an isolated profession? What if there was time to learn with one another around a common experience? This session will explore a professional learning model, Learning Labs, where teachers and coaches embed learning within the classroom. This model empowers teachers in the learning process, creates a collaborative school culture around learning and puts students at the forefront of all instructional decision-making.

 

Lead Speaker: Kristin Gray
Co-Presenter: Erin Gannon

3109  8:45 AM to
9:45 AM
Presidio APrimary
(PK—2)
Regular Presentation (60 minutes)Motivational Mathematics Teaching and Learning

Using Robotics to Engage Young Children in the Standards for Mathematical Practice
Engaging students in the Standards for Mathematical Practice through robotics is a powerful way to get young students actively collaborating and problem solving. In this hands-on session we will use Bee Bots, easily programmable robots for children, to explore the rich mathematics that emerges as we navigate a variety of tasks and challenges. We will discuss how to use robotics in the classroom and examine video of students engaged in this work.

 

Lead Speaker: Mike Flynn

3110  8:45 AM to
9:45 AM
Presidio B-CMiddle
(6—8)
Regular Presentation (60 minutes)Exemplary Assessment Leadership

Implementing High Quality Assessment Practices with Teacher Teams
Participants will engage in a process used to support the growth of collaborative teacher teams in developing high quality common assessment items and changing teachers’ ideas on assessment practices. Including the use of an assessment evaluation tool, used to evaluate the quality of the assessment, as well as, evaluating the potential of the assessment in supporting the development of mathematical content and mathematical practices.

 

Lead Speaker: AnnMarie Varlotta
Co-Presenter: Greta Richard

3111  8:45 AM to
9:45 AM
Bonham BElementary
(K—5)
Regular Presentation (60 minutes)Visionary Coaching Practices

To Coach or Not to Coach: A Case Study
This is the true and personal story of two people who often work at the same school—a mathematics coach and a teacher. What were the critical events that changed their relationship along the way? What were the coaching moves that made the difference? What were the final results of this story? Come and hear the coach and the teacher tell it in person.

 

Lead Speaker: Linda Smith

3112  8:45 AM to
9:45 AM
Bonham CGeneralRegular Presentation (60 minutes)Powerful Mathematics Education Leadership

An International Perspective on Curriculum and Assessment: Implications for Mathematics Programs in the United States
What are key features of curriculum in other countries? How do the curricula allow for diverse learners? How are changes made and implemented? Do large-scale assessments drive the curriculum or vice versa? Participants will engage in a discussion of the curriculum of countries such as China, Korea, India, and Germany based on topic study groups, presentations and interactions with mathematics educators from countries at ICME-13.

 

Lead Speaker: Edward A. Silver
Co-Presenter: Mary Raygoza
Co-Presenter: Robert Janes

3113  8:45 AM to
9:45 AM
Bonham DIntermediate
(3—5)
Regular Presentation (60 minutes)Visionary Coaching Practices

Making Teaching and Learning Visible Through Embedded Coaching
Learn how to use a combination of in-class coaching and technology to support teachers in the mathematical practices. The presenters have collaborated on a two-year, multi-county embedded coaching project addressing productive discourse, mathematical modeling, and open teaching practices. Discover the strategies, planning, rubrics, and techniques that have led some teachers to declare this the most valuable work they have ever done.

 

Lead Speaker: Arjan Khalsa
Co-Presenter: Denise Brady

3114  8:45 AM to
9:45 AM
Bonham EHigh School
(9—12)
Regular Presentation (60 minutes)Empowering Equity and Social Justice Leadership

Reimagining Statistics Through Social Justice
We will explore how to engage the statistics learner in topics of social justice and critical theory, how to find resources, and how to incorporate these ideas of justice into the classroom and curriculum without losing a focus on rigor necessary to meet the demands of standards or Advanced Placement exams.

 

Lead Speaker: Glenn Waddell, Jr.
Co-Presenter: Megan Schmidt

3115  8:45 AM to
9:45 AM
IndependenceElementary
(K—5)
Regular Presentation (60 minutes)Motivational Mathematics Teaching and Learning

Follow the Standards to Algebra Readiness
Algebra readiness is a topic of concern in all school districts. This session supports leaders in developing ways of thinking about arithmetic that strengthens students’ understanding, develops computational fluency, and prepares them for formal algebra in later grades. Experience mathematical tasks and examine student work that focus on thinking relationally about equality, generalizing about the operations, and the value of representation.

 

Lead Speaker: Lu Ann Weynand
Co-Presenter: Amy Mayfield

3116  8:45 AM to
9:45 AM
Lone Star ASecondary
(6—12)
Regular Presentation (60 minutes)Motivational Mathematics Teaching and Learning

Creating an Environment for Student-Centered Instruction
When students are the center of instruction, they are active, engaged, and noisy. Passionate discussion replaces passive absorption. Time passes quickly, and though students will be mentally fatigued, they won’t want to leave so they can keep exploring. Sound too good to be true? Come experience an inquiry-based classroom, and see examples of teacher moves and classroom activities that will make your students the center of attention.

 

Lead Speaker: Marjan Hong
Co-Presenter: Joanne Whitley

3117  8:45 AM to
9:45 AM
Lone Star BSecondary
(6—12)
Regular Presentation (60 minutes)Visionary Coaching Practices

Supporting A Teacher's Journey Toward Embracing and Understanding Mathematical Modeling
Using excerpts of appropriate modeling tasks from the recently published GAIMME document along with NCSM's own Modeling in Three Acts can help teachers better understand and embrace mathematical modeling. The tasks in these documents can support teachers as they infuse mathematical modeling into their regular practice. Strategies, including ways to break down the modeling process, and tasks will be shared, completed, and discussed.

 

Lead Speaker: Mike Long

3118  8:45 AM to
9:45 AM
Lone Star CElementary
(K—5)
Regular Presentation (60 minutes)Empowering Equity and Social Justice Leadership

Using an Online Course to Develop Instructional Practices That Support the Range of Learners
This session will describe an online course that engages math educators in reflecting on and developing practices that support the range of learners. Through simulation, participants will experience features such as classroom video clips, cases, and student work, and ways online course participants interact through a reflection notebook and a discussion forum. Presenters will highlight the affordances and challenges of the online environment.

 

Lead Speaker: Myriam Steinback
Co-Presenter: Cynthia Garland-Dore

3119  8:45 AM to
9:45 AM
Bowie A-CSecondary
(6—12)
Regular Presentation (60 minutes)Empowering Equity and Social Justice Leadership

Still Fighting the Good Fight: Standing Up for Equity in Mathematics
San Francisco has worked for three years to implement a board policy that detracks math classes through the end of 10th grade, garnering both media attention and peer interest. Through research from the field and attention to our data we have framed this as a social justice issue and an instructional opportunity. The Superintendent and Math Administrator will reflect on our experiences and share artifacts, with ample time for questions.

 

Lead Speaker: Lizzy Hull Barnes
Co-Presenter: James Ryan

3120  8:45 AM to
9:45 AM
Mission BHigh School
(9—12)
Regular Presentation (60 minutes)Visionary Coaching Practices

Supporting Continuous Improvement in Every Lesson and Every Workshop
How can every taught lesson become an opportunity for teachers to improve pedagogical practice? The use of iterative instructional routines and disciplined inquiry cycles offer a successful approach to the continuous improvement of teaching. Math specialists at New Visions for Public Schools embed routines within educative curriculum so teachers can improve instruction every day for every student.

 

Lead Speaker: Russell West Jr.

3201  10:00 AM to
11:00 AM
Texas E-FGeneralMajor PresentationPowerful Mathematics Education Leadership

Leading to Support Procedural Fluency for All Students
Principles to Actions describes effective teaching practices that best support student learning. In this session we will focus on one of those teaching practices: "build procedural fluency from conceptual understanding." Ensuring that every child develops procedural fluency requires understanding what fluency means, knowing research related to developing procedural fluency and conceptual understanding, and being able to translate these ideas into effective classroom practices. That is the focus of this session! We will take a look at research, connections to K–12 classroom practice, and implications for us as coaches and teacher leaders.

 

Lead Speaker: Jennifer Bay-Williams

3202  10:00 AM to
11:00 AM
Texas DGeneralSpotlight SpeakerEmpowering Equity and Social Justice Leadership

Uncovering the Special Mathematical Work of Teaching
Helping students develop mathematical skills, ways of thinking, and identities, and supporting classrooms as equitable communities of practice, entails for teachers a specialized set of instructional skills specific to the domain. We will examine instances of this sensitive work, analyze the kinds of mathematical and other skills and orientations involved for teachers, and consider how fluency with such practices can be developed and supported.

 

Lead Speaker: Deborah Ball

3203  10:00 AM to
11:00 AM
Crockett A-BSecondary
(6—12)
Regular Presentation (60 minutes)Motivational Mathematics Teaching and Learning

Creating Collaborative Classrooms
Teachers are challenged to find strategies that make students college and career ready in the 21st century. How do you shift teachers’ focus from covering topics to deepening students’ understanding of mathematics? Come experience strategies to support teachers as they adjust lessons to promote discourse, assist teachers to develop environments where students grapple with engaging problems, and facilitate discussions about learning mathematics.

 

Lead Speaker: Chris Mikles
Co-Presenter: Sharon Rendon

3204  10:00 AM to
11:00 AM
Crockett C-DSecondary
(6—12)
Regular Presentation (60 minutes)Powerful Mathematics Education Leadership

The High School to College Transition
Perspectives on the high school to college transition are discussed by a panel representing K–12 and higher education. The question of alignment between high school and higher education is explored. The panel will discuss the rush to Advanced Placement in high school, the rise of remediation in college, and how we may best work together to ensure student success.

 

Lead Speaker: David Bressoud
Co-Presenter: Jessica Fulton
Co-Presenter: John Pelesko
Co-Presenter: Debra Ward

3205  10:00 AM to
11:00 AM
Republic A-CGeneralRegular Presentation (60 minutes)Powerful Mathematics Education Leadership

Don't Be Fooled by the Bells and Whistles: Approaching Program Adoption with a Critical Eye
Have you suffered through a mathematics adoption made by a rushed team whose choice was based on "thumbing through" materials and the bells and whistles showcased by the salesperson? Discover the systematic research-based approach a district used to prepare teachers to analyze curricular resources with a critical eye. Participants will leave with the research, strategies, and tools needed to ensure a thoughtful adoption of CCSSM materials.

 

Lead Speaker: Sallie Kaan
Co-Presenter: Ashley Nestor

3206  10:00 AM to
11:00 AM
Seguin A-BGeneralRegular Presentation (60 minutes)Powerful Mathematics Education Leadership

Learning, Planning, and Teaching Together: Facilitating Job-Embedded Professional Development
High-quality, job-embedded professional development requires both an intentional design for engaging teachers in the investigation and improvement of practice as well as facilitators who can support and press teachers to take up new ideas. This session explores a design for job-embedded learning and innovative teacher educator routines that can support collective teacher learning such as facilitating collaborative planning and "teacher time out."

 

Lead Speaker: Kendra Lomax
Co-Presenter: Becca Lewis

3207  10:00 AM to
11:00 AM
Travis A-BElementary
(K—5)
Regular Presentation (60 minutes)Motivational Mathematics Teaching and Learning

Collaboration, Creativity, and Growth Mindset Leading to Inspiring Mathematics Teaching and Learning
Through the collaborative work with our teams, we will share and discuss ideas to develop a growth mindset in educators and students through engaging, fun tasks. Come explore rich mathematics tasks and discuss ideas for collaboration to promote a growth mindset with diverse learners. Participants will engage in mathematics tasks and leave with ideas to use immediately in classrooms and/or professional learning.

 

Lead Speaker: Molly Rawding

3208  10:00 AM to
11:00 AM
Travis C-DElementary
(K—5)
Regular Presentation (60 minutes)Motivational Mathematics Teaching and Learning

Higher Order Thinking: The Mission of the Mathematical Practices
We are charged with helping students face the challenges and complexities of tomorrow's world—how do we do it? Fostering the development of higher order thinking skills so elegantly embodied in the Standards for Mathematical Practice (SMP) will help. Come and explore the structure of the SMPs via a framework that identifies prominent components and supportive ties that will provide mathematics leaders with ways to assist teachers in this mission.

 

Lead Speaker: Christine Moynihan

3209  10:00 AM to
11:00 AM
Presidio AGeneralRegular Presentation (60 minutes)Powerful Mathematics Education Leadership

Lessons Learned from a New Leader's Journey to a Balanced Mathematics Program: Let's All Share and Support Each Other
Strengthening a K-8 mathematics program involves exploring and often challenging beliefs about mathematics teaching and learning, building teachers’ pedagogical content knowledge, and educating the administration and community. As a new mathematics leader, how do you start the daunting process? Hear lessons learned from a new specialist seeing real changes in her school. Participants are invited to share their own experiences and advice.

 

Lead Speaker: Jennifer Levy

3210  10:00 AM to
11:00 AM
Presidio B-CSecondary
(6—12)
Regular Presentation (60 minutes)Powerful Mathematics Education Leadership

Developing Classroom-Based Secondary Mathematics Understanding in Professional Learning Settings
Professional learning leading to robust mathematics understanding can start with real classroom teaching events. Teams of researchers and NCSM teacher leaders designed a range of professional learning approaches (some technology-active) to enhance understandings that teachers can use in the context of classroom-based events. Participants encounter mathematics as they engage in and learn about this professional learning for secondary teaching.

 

Lead Speaker: M. Kathleen Heid
Co-Presenter: Rose Mary Zbiek
Co-Presenter: Steven Viktora

3211  10:00 AM to
11:00 AM
Bonham BGeneralRegular Presentation (60 minutes)Visionary Coaching Practices

Lesson Study as a Means of Cultivating Self-Sustaining Professional Learning Communities
In the Oakland Unified School District and Chicago Public Schools, site mathematics teams use lesson study to engage around the CCSSM. Come experience how our network of educators from three districts facilitate essential components of a lesson study cycle using a research theme, lesson plan, and video from one of our sites. Discussants include lesson study researchers Drs. Akihiko Takahashi and Catherine Lewis.

 

Lead Speaker: Courtney Ortega
Co-Presenter: Andrew Friesema

3212  10:00 AM to
11:00 AM
Bonham CGeneralPresidents ExchangeMotivational Mathematics Teaching and Learning

The Association of Mathematics Teacher Educator's Standards for Preparing Teachers: A New Vision for New Teachers
The Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators (AMTE) is producing standards for preparing well-started beginning teachers. AMTE President Randy Philipp will share major points from the standards document and lead a discussion about what new teachers need to know about mathematics, about teaching and learning, and about issues of equity if they are prepared to teach rich and conceptual mathematics.

 

Lead Speaker: Randolph Philipp

3213  10:00 AM to
11:00 AM
Bonham DGeneralRegular Presentation (60 minutes)Visionary Coaching Practices

Coaching for Long-Term Change: Using Research-Based Models to Build a District Culture of Reflection and Growth
As CCSSM funding sunsets, how can we sustain our vision for equitable, powerful mathematics classrooms? Through leadership coaching we have been building capacity with teacher leaders, developing a vision for collaboration in grade level teams, and providing tools and resources for departments to take ownership of their continued growth. We will engage participants in analysis and discussion of the possibilities of this work for their districts.

 

Lead Speaker: Alison Ellsworth
Co-Presenter: Elizabeth DeCarli

3214  10:00 AM to
11:00 AM
Bonham ESecondary
(6—12)
Regular Presentation (60 minutes)Visionary Coaching Practices

From Isolation to Collaboration: How Peer Coaching Helped Us Get There
Come learn how a high school mathematics team, dissatisfied with the traditional model of professional development, chose to take ownership of their own learning by engaging in a peer coaching model. During this presentation, participants will learn the basics of peer coaching, including giving effective feedback, conducting class observations, and using protocols for improving teacher practice.

 

Lead Speaker: Pamela Seda
Co-Presenter: Ozzie Harrell

3215  10:00 AM to
11:00 AM
IndependenceHigh School
(9—12)
Regular Presentation (60 minutes)Exemplary Assessment Leadership

Rubric Strategies to Support Fair and Appropriate Modeling Assessment
Develop students' abilities in mathematical modeling and conceptual understanding by integrating a variety of modeling tasks assessed with fair rubric practices. Analyze how student growth in modeling ability can be evaluated with the modeling cycle. Explore a spectrum of tasks to analyze the validity and support offered by rubric scoring options. Discuss assessment strategies using rubric support.

 

Lead Speaker: Peg Hartwig

3216  10:00 AM to
11:00 AM
Lone Star AElementary
(K—5)
Regular Presentation (60 minutes)Visionary Coaching Practices

Visions for the Future: Coaching Using a Blended Learning Model
Technology today affords a more powerful blended approach to coaching than the sole use of face-to-face in-class work. Using a developmental trajectory on teacher change in relation to questioning and conferring, participants will use digital video to study teachers conferring in action, discuss characteristics of powerful conferrals, and monitor their own growth and development on a related Landscape of Learning online.

 

Lead Speaker: Maarten Dolk
Co-Presenter: Catherine Fosnot

3217  10:00 AM to
11:00 AM
Lone Star BSecondary
(6—12)
Regular Presentation (60 minutes)Empowering Equity and Social Justice Leadership

Shrinking the Equity Gap in Secondary Mathematics Coursework: Implications for College Enrollment and Completion
Session shares longitudinal analysis of income gaps in secondary mathematics course taking, how more advanced mathematics in high school predicts better higher education outcomes, and mathematics professional development and acceleration models targeted to shrink the equity gap for readiness for 8th grade algebra. Session incorporates pipeline approach and discussion for ensuring equity in mathematics preparation geared to mathematics leadership.

 

Lead Speaker: Amy Wiseman
Co-Presenter: Christine Bailie

3218  10:00 AM to
11:00 AM
Lone Star CGeneralRegular Presentation (60 minutes)Powerful Mathematics Education Leadership

Empowering Mathematics Teacher Leaders
How do you design professional development that uses collaborative structures to improve teaching and learning for a diverse statewide group of Mathematics Teacher Leaders? What are their common needs? Individual needs? How can leaders be charged to implement change at the school/district level? See how we addressed these issues using research-affirmed resources to provide continual growth around effective teaching and learning of mathematics.

 

Lead Speaker: Sara Brown
Co-Presenter: Paige Richards

3219  10:00 AM to
11:00 AM
Bowie A-CGeneralRegular Presentation (60 minutes)Powerful Mathematics Education Leadership

All the Things Kids Learn When We're Trying to Teach Them Mathematics
Sure, we want students to count, convert, interpret graphs, and prove theorems. But we also want them to persevere, create models, use technology, and appreciate mathematics. Tall order! While we try to do all that, what are they really learning? Perhaps not what you think. Let’s look at some unintended consequences of our instruction, as well as examine strategies for encouraging the skills and habits that we want students to develop.

 

Lead Speaker: Patrick Vennebush

3220  10:00 AM to
11:00 AM
Mission BGeneralRegular Presentation (60 minutes)Exemplary Assessment Leadership

With Online Teacher Driven Homework Students Track Their Performance and Teachers Use Data to Inform Instruction
Improve student learning! A $3.5 million IES study has shown that students learn more when they receive immediate feedback on their assignments using ASSISTments, a free university project. Teachers still use their current curriculum and gain the benefit of students receiving immediate feedback and turning in their work electronically by typing or uploading an image. Teachers view that work and the data from the reports to help drive instruction.

 

Lead Speaker: Cristina Heffernan

3301  11:15 AM to
12:15 PM
Texas E-FGeneralMajor PresentationMotivational Mathematics Teaching and Learning

How to Think Brilliantly and Creatively in Mathematics: Some Guiding Thoughts for Teachers, Coaches, Students—Everyone!
This lecture is a guide for thinking brilliantly and creatively in mathematics designed for K–12 educators and supervisors, students, and all those seeking joyful mathematics doing. How do we model and practice uncluttered thinking and joyous doing in the classroom, pursue deep understanding over rote practice and memorization, and promote the art of successful flailing? Our complex society demands of its next generation not only mastery of quantitative skills, but also the confidence to ask new questions, explore, wonder, flail, persevere, succeed in solving problems and to innovate. Let’s not only send humans to Mars, let’s also foster in our next generation the might to get those humans back if something goes wrong! In this talk, I will explore five natural principles of mathematical thinking. We will all have fun seeing how school mathematics content is a vehicle for masterful ingenuity and joy.

 

Lead Speaker: James Tanton

3302  11:15 AM to
12:15 PM
Texas DGeneralSpotlight SpeakerVisionary Coaching Practices

Crucial Coaching Conversations That Make All the Difference
Have you ever worked with teachers who seem resistant to coaching? Do you know how to collaborate with teachers and principals in ways that both maintain confidentiality and result in school-wide teacher learning and student achievement? This interactive session is designed to engage participants in proven, powerful techniques and activities sure to develop new perspectives and skills that work. Learn how to utilize coaching to transform schools.

 

Lead Speaker: Lucy West
Co-Presenter: Antonia Cameron

3303  11:15 AM to
12:15 PM
Crockett A-BMiddle
(6—8)
Regular Presentation (60 minutes)Powerful Mathematics Education Leadership

Measuring "What Sticks" from Teacher Professional Learning: How Do We Ensure Sustainability?
One of the challenges in providing professional development is assessing the implementation and long-term sustainability of the efforts. This session will focus on six factors of sustainable change and will provide evidence of how various middle schools have implemented change emphasized in an NSF-funded Math and Science Partnership, called the Arizona Mathematics Partnership (AMP). Our Tool Kit for Sustainability will be shared in this session.

 

Lead Speaker: April Strom
Co-Presenter: Mona Toncheff

3304  11:15 AM to
12:15 PM
Crockett C-DElementary
(K—5)
Regular Presentation (60 minutes)Motivational Mathematics Teaching and Learning

What a Great Mistake!: Using Students' Errors to Build Meaning in Mathematics Class
Effective mathematics learners have a helpful mindset about mistakes. They expect to make mistakes, make a lot of them, and use them as pathways towards the correct solutions. In this session, participants will learn about key research findings on the relationship between mistakes and learning and explore ways to use mistakes as instructional tools in mathematics class.

 

Lead Speaker: Nancy Anderson

3305  11:15 AM to
12:15 PM
Republic A-CIntermediate
(3—5)
Regular Presentation (60 minutes)Motivational Mathematics Teaching and Learning

Mathematical Argument in the Elementary Classroom: A Model for Teachers and Coaches
Mathematical argument can and should be a regular, ongoing part of mathematics instruction in grades three through five. This session presents a teaching model, illustrated with video examples, in which students engage in activities that involve examining sets of related problems or arithmetic expressions, articulating conjectures of what they notice, and using representations to construct arguments.

 

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

3306  11:15 AM to
12:15 PM
Seguin A-BPrimary
(PK—2)
Regular Presentation (60 minutes)Visionary Coaching Practices

Using a Protocol for Looking At Student Work with Primary Teachers
Participants will examine a two-phase protocol for analyzing and learning from student work in teacher teams. While the protocol is not grade specific, we will highlight its use with PK-3rd grade teachers. Anticipating and sequencing student responses is an effective method to deepen teachers’ content knowledge. Initially coach-led, this job-embedded model of professional learning builds teacher collaboration and capacity for sustainability.

 

Lead Speaker: Rebeca Itzkowich
Co-Presenter: Jeanine Brownell
Co-Presenter: Liz Avila

3307  11:15 AM to
12:15 PM
Travis A-BGeneralRegular Presentation (60 minutes)Visionary Coaching Practices

Coaching for Equity in Mathematics: Using a Racial Equity Lens to Facilitate Coaching Conversations
This session will focus on increasing equity in mathematics instruction by bringing a racial equity lens to coaching conversations. Through reflection and dialogue, we will build capacity for engaging in difficult conversations on race and equity in mathematics instruction. Participants will then apply a racial equity lens to a teaching scenario and collaboratively develop a plan for leading a coaching conversation based on that scenario.

 

Lead Speaker: Rebecca Horwitz
Co-Presenter: Geneva Europa
Co-Presenter: Veronica Ernandes

3308  11:15 AM to
12:15 PM
Travis C-DElementary
(K—5)
Regular Presentation (60 minutes)Visionary Coaching Practices

Exploring Knowledge and Practices for Facilitating Collaborative, Classroom-Based Teacher Learning
How do coaches engage groups of teachers to learn in and from practice, in order to support their development of high-quality mathematics instruction? In this session, we explore the types of knowledge and practices needed to facilitate classroom-based learning experiences (such as Math Labs), examine video of experienced facilitators' practice, and consider implications for your own facilitation practices.

 

Lead Speaker: Alison Fox
Co-Presenter: Adrian Cunard

3309  11:15 AM to
12:15 PM
Presidio AGeneralRegular Presentation (60 minutes)Motivational Mathematics Teaching and Learning

Using the Coherence Map to Build Content-Focused Professional Learning
In this session participants will learn how The Coherence Map was used in course design for a one-week thirty-hour professional development module focused on third through fifth grade standards in the Operations and Algebraic Thinking Domain. Participants will engage with The Coherence Map during the session and discuss ways this tool could be used beyond course design.

 

Lead Speaker: Astrid Fossum
Co-Presenter: Paige Richards

3310  11:15 AM to
12:15 PM
Presidio B-CSecondary
(6—12)
Regular Presentation (60 minutes)Motivational Mathematics Teaching and Learning

High Yield Geometry Routines to Support Student Learning
How can the use of high–yield geometry routines benefit students? We will explore a few routines to facilitate students’ development of their spatial sense, vocabulary, and understanding of foundational geometric concepts. Participants will engage in high–yield geometry routines and discuss connections to the mathematics teaching practices.

 

Lead Speaker: Juliana Utley
Co-Presenter: John Weaver

3311  11:15 AM to
12:15 PM
Bonham BIntermediate
(3—5)
Regular Presentation (60 minutes)Visionary Coaching Practices

Link Numeracy and Literacy: Strategies to Engage Students
In this interactive workshop participants will experience the connections between numeracy and literacy using Standards for Mathematical Practices as the framework. Strategies such as headlines, reciprocal teaching and building vocabulary will be featured. Instructional coaches will experience and understand how effective strategies can be implemented in both disciplines.

 

Lead Speaker: Kit Norris
Co-Presenter: Sarah Schuhl

3312  11:15 AM to
12:15 PM
Bonham CElementary
(K—5)
Regular Presentation (60 minutes)Exemplary Assessment Leadership

Who's Learning? Lessons We're Learning About Ourselves with K–5 Interview-Based Number Sense Screener Assessments
We wanted to learn about the kids! When Boulder, CO set out to annually assess our 12,000 elementary school students using interview-based Screeners it was all about number sense. Six years later and we’ve learned as much, maybe more, about ourselves and our program, as we have about the students. Come watch videos, peruse data, hear about the big lessons learned, and discuss possible next steps. The Screeners are free, open-source assessments.

 

Lead Speaker: David Woodward

3313  11:15 AM to
12:15 PM
Bonham DGeneralRegular Presentation (60 minutes)Powerful Mathematics Education Leadership

From Vision to Reality: Reflections on the Mathematical Transformation of a K–8 District
Join us as we discuss how our district answered the call to action from NCSM's It's Time to transform mathematics teaching and learning and successfully implement the CCSSM. We will reflect upon the strengths and weaknesses of our approach based on program evaluation feedback from Northwestern University researchers.

 

Lead Speaker: Eileen Goodspeed
Co-Presenter: Judith Campbell
Co-Presenter: Allison Greer
Co-Presenter: Chi Quach
Co-Presenter: Sam Yusim

3314  11:15 AM to
12:15 PM
Bonham EPrimary
(PK—2)
Regular Presentation (60 minutes)Motivational Mathematics Teaching and Learning

Early Learning of Mathematics Through Media: We've Got a REALLY Big Problem!—Or Not
Learn how we have solved the "really big problem" of early childhood educators' relative discomfort with teaching mathematics to young children! Our professional development experiences have helped deepen teacher pedagogical content knowledge, increase teacher comfort with mathematical ideas, and increase the integration of mathematics throughout the day. Family Engagement Activities have also empowered parents to feel increased comfort.

 

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

3315  11:15 AM to
12:15 PM
IndependenceElementary
(K—5)
Regular Presentation (60 minutes)Motivational Mathematics Teaching and Learning

Customizing Mathematics Instruction to Meet the Needs of All Learners
Meeting the needs of a wide range of learners in one classroom can prove to be a challenge for teachers. Learner-centered environments and blended-learning environments will be explored through the lens of effective instructional practices, the use of technology, and the integration of Standards for Mathematical Practice. Learn strategies for customizing mathematics instruction in order to meet the needs of all students.

 

Lead Speaker: Natalie Crist
Co-Presenter: Larry Sizemore

3316  11:15 AM to
12:15 PM
Lone Star ASecondary
(6—12)
Regular Presentation (60 minutes)Motivational Mathematics Teaching and Learning

Transformational Geometry—Immediate Interactive Investigations—Engaging Activities for iPad, Handheld, or Computer
Students discover geometry in 15 seconds or less! Get hands-on experience and play, investigate, explore and discover geometric properties. Using a handheld, iPad, or computer software, students will engage quickly and deeply. Obtain hands-on experience on how to implement activities in your classroom and get a free complete unit of student and teacher materials grades 8–10 that include reasoning, problem solving, and interactive technology.

 

Lead Speaker: Tom Reardon

3317  11:15 AM to
12:15 PM
Lone Star BPrimary
(PK—2)
Regular Presentation (60 minutes)Motivational Mathematics Teaching and Learning

Developing a Mathematical Lens Through Interactive Read Alouds
Interactive read alouds are a powerful practice in literacy instruction through which children engage in conversations, explore authentic curiosities and connections. In mathematics, these practices are equally important. We will explore read alouds with a mathematical lens, a process we call mathematizing, to encourage teachers to engage students in discussions of children’s literature that foster wonder and joy for mathematics and literacy.

 

Lead Speaker: Allison Hintz
Co-Presenter: Kristin Gray
Co-Presenter: Erin Gannon

3318  11:15 AM to
12:15 PM
Lone Star CHigh School
(9—12)
Regular Presentation (60 minutes)Empowering Equity and Social Justice Leadership

Addressing Issues of Status in Problem-Based High School Mathematics Classrooms
This session featuring a teacher leader and the director of a statewide project will actively focus on ways to address issues of status in the mathematics classroom. Using video-based episodes, participants will identify specific instances when issues of status are at play, and, working together, consider strategies and norms that will support teachers in promoting more equitable learning environments in their classrooms and schools.

 

Lead Speaker: Jamila Riser
Co-Presenter: Robin Corrozi

3319  11:15 AM to
12:15 PM
Bowie A-CHigh School
(9—12)
Regular Presentation (60 minutes)Exemplary Assessment Leadership

Creating Meaningful Assessments with Technology-Enhanced Items
Technology is impacting high stakes assessment of students across our country. Educators need access to a variety of technology-enhanced items for student assessment at the classroom level to ensure student success. How do these items allow students to be more engaged with the mathematics and teachers to better assess conceptual understanding?

 

Lead Speaker: Susan May
Co-Presenter: Nick Romagnolo
Co-Presenter: Kathi Cook

3320  11:15 AM to
12:15 PM
Mission BGeneralRegular Presentation (60 minutes)Powerful Mathematics Education Leadership

Supporting Mathematics Teacher Development in Finland: Lessons Learned from a Joint United States-Finnish Workshop
Mathematics educators from the U.S. and Finland gathered in Helsinki, Finland, for two days to learn about major challenges and initiatives in each country's educational system related to the preparation and development of mathematics teachers. In this session we share insights and learnings from this exchange related to the role of educational leaders in shaping and supporting teacher learning to improve mathematics teaching.

 

Lead Speaker: Janine Remillard
Co-Presenter: Aki Murata
Co-Presenter: Debra Plowman

3422  12:30 PM to
2:00 PM
Lone Star D-FGeneralMajor PresentationPowerful Mathematics Education Leadership

Problems from Their World
Having a cup of coffee or a can of soda with your lunch? Enjoy it, but know that a lot of the caffeine will still be in your system when you lay down tonight. Curious how much? That’s just one of the real-world problems we’ll explore while you digest. But a student may or may not care about the real world. She will, however, care about her world. It’s critical to engage students with mathematical topics that are relevant to their daily experiences—social media, books, sports, puzzles, video games, fun, and yes, even caffeine. Equally important is allowing students to explore, conjecture, and discover. Making mathematics meaningful and relevant is no small feat, so we’ll look at opportunities for students to discuss the mathematics in their world.

 

Lead Speaker: Patrick Vennebush

3501  2:15 PM to
3:15 PM
Texas E-FGeneralMajor PresentationExemplary Assessment Leadership

Leadership for Teacher Learning: Transforming Mathematics Instruction with Embedded Formative Assessment
Increasing teachers’ use of formative assessment has a substantial impact on student achievement. As a result, many districts have adopted formative assessment as a priority, but, too often, implementation has focused on "long-cycle" formative assessment—the use of regular testing to monitor student progress. Such a focus is understandable—it is relatively easy to get teachers to generate and examine data—but the impact on student achievement is modest; the data usually arrive too late to impact instruction. Formative assessment has its greatest impact when it is used minute-to-minute and day-by-day, but this requires changes in teachers’ regular classroom practice. In particular, supporting teachers in implementing "short-cycle" formative assessment is less a process of knowledge acquisition and more a process of habit change, which requires different kinds of learning, and different kinds of support structures.

 

Lead Speaker: Dylan Wiliam

3502  2:15 PM to
3:15 PM
Texas DMiddle
(6—8)
Spotlight SpeakerMotivational Mathematics Teaching and Learning

Deep Practice: Building Conceptual Understanding in the Middle Grades
How might we attend to comprehension, accuracy, flexibility, and then efficiency? What if we leverage technology to enhance our learners’ visual literacy and make connections between words, pictures, and numbers? We will look at new ways of using technology to help learners visualize, think about, connect and discuss mathematics. Let’s explore how we might help young learners productively struggle instead of thrashing around blindly.

 

Lead Speaker: Jill Gough

3503  2:15 PM to
3:15 PM
Crockett A-BSecondary
(6—12)
Regular Presentation (60 minutes)Empowering Equity and Social Justice Leadership

Building High-Leverage Professional Learning Systems with Research-Informed Tools for Equity and Access in Mathematics
As leaders, how can we support educators in acting on their commitment to access and equity, especially for underrepresented populations, cultivating competent mathematics problem solvers, and enacting the five dimensions outlined in the TRU Math Framework? Learn how our team engages faculty in ongoing professional development that enables them to deepen their understanding of these ideas and strategies while routinely putting them into practice.

 

Lead Speaker: Lisa Brown
Co-Presenter: Danielle Seabold
Co-Presenter: Diane Owen-Rogers

3504  2:15 PM to
3:15 PM
Crockett C-DPrimary
(PK—2)
Regular Presentation (60 minutes)Motivational Mathematics Teaching and Learning

Beyond Right or Wrong: Uncover More with Student Work Analysis
Have you ever wondered where to start when looking at student work? In this session participants will analyze student work to determine strengths and weaknesses. Participants will collaborate to develop a remediation plan that focuses on using effective models to move students across the concrete-representational-abstract continuum.

 

Lead Speaker: Beth Barnes
Co-Presenter: Colleen Sheeron
Co-Presenter: Catriona Anderson

3505  2:15 PM to
3:15 PM
Republic A-CGeneralRegular Presentation (60 minutes)Powerful Mathematics Education Leadership

Building Community Through Partnerships to Impact Student Learning
Partnerships with a shared goal of improving student achievement impact what happens in classrooms. Explore the formation and maintenance of an effective partnership of mathematics educators through strategic plans for collaboration. Participants will examine roles of the partners in this model, identify ways of developing their own partnerships, and gather ideas about activities, events and strategies for effective collaboration.

 

Lead Speaker: Debbie Perry
Co-Presenter: Sandi Cooper
Co-Presenter: Trena Wilkerson

3506  2:15 PM to
3:15 PM
Seguin A-BGeneralRegular Presentation (60 minutes)Powerful Mathematics Education Leadership

Lesson Study Processes and Tools That Support Teacher Learning While Developing Leaders
This session provides an overview of our approach to lesson studies focused on deepening students’ mathematical understanding and discourse. We describe the process, tools, and techniques that supported teacher and leader learning. Participants analyze artifacts from a lesson study cycle and discuss ideas for capacity building and sustainability for the work.

 

Lead Speaker: Nicole Rigelman
Co-Presenter: Amy McQueen
Co-Presenter: Karen Prigodich
Co-Presenter: Jackie Cooke

3507  2:15 PM to
3:15 PM
Travis A-BGeneralRegular Presentation (60 minutes)Visionary Coaching Practices

Public Teaching: A Set of Strategies Coaches Can Use to Support the "Seeing" of Teaching
Public teaching, live teaching incorporating moves to make teaching visible, can be useful in supporting teachers’ professional learning (e.g., helping to surface the decisions that teachers make while teaching). It is a strategy that coaches can employ when teaching "model lessons" in school. We describe public teaching, why it might be useful in supporting professional learning, and particular moves that are entailed in the practice.

 

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

3508  2:15 PM to
3:15 PM
Travis C-DIntermediate
(3—5)
Regular Presentation (60 minutes)Motivational Mathematics Teaching and Learning

Using Anchor Tasks to Ignite Learners: Coaching Teachers to Facilitate an Inquiry-Based Learning Model
Participants will engage in an active mathematics lesson and learn how to use learning objectives to create anchor tasks that spark student interest and allow students of all levels to build on their prior knowledge, make mathematical connections, and deepen their conceptual understanding. Coaches will leave with the tools to support and guide teachers using a student-centered, teacher-facilitated approach to learning.

 

Lead Speaker: Beth Curran
Co-Presenter: Cassandra Turner

3509  2:15 PM to
3:15 PM
Presidio AGeneralPresidents ExchangeEmpowering Equity and Social Justice Leadership

Positioning Yourself to Be an Advocate, Even When It Is Not Popular!
The status quo does not work! The Benjamin Banneker Association has long advocated for the education of African-American students. Our session will focus on these questions, "What does it look like when educators are empowered to be advocates for themselves and their students?" "What does it really look like when students are empowered to the point that they can make informed decisions about their future? What steps can we take to effect change?"

 

Lead Speaker: Margaret Walker
Co-Presenter: Brea Ratliff

3510  2:15 PM to
3:15 PM
Presidio B-CSecondary
(6—12)
Regular Presentation (60 minutes)Powerful Mathematics Education Leadership

Collaborative Leadership: Stories of School Districts That Transformed Mathematics Learning
Building district and school leadership capacity to improve mathematics learning is critical. Learn about a cross-district initiative that fostered collaborative leadership practices and focused on a few big ideas, including student thinking and learning and developing school and district infrastructures to support mathematics improvement. We will share lessons learned and factors that transformed mathematics learning.

 

Lead Speaker: Mary Jo Tavormina

3511  2:15 PM to
3:15 PM
Bonham BGeneralRegular Presentation (60 minutes)Visionary Coaching Practices

Using Routine Rehearsals to Transform Teaching Practices
Teaching students to think and reason mathematically requires additional teaching practices. Helping teachers expand their repertoire of instructional moves means expanding our coaching practices to include lesson rehearsal. Providing teachers regular opportunities to try, re-think, and retry new teaching moves in-the-moment builds new teaching muscles. Join us for a live rehearsal and experience firsthand the power of this coaching tool.

 

Lead Speaker: Grace Kelemanik
Co-Presenter: Claire Nuchtern
Co-Presenter: Amy Lucenta

3512  2:15 PM to
3:15 PM
Bonham CElementary
(K—5)
Regular Presentation (60 minutes)Powerful Mathematics Education Leadership

Putting into Practice the Recommendations of the Elementary Mathematical Writing Task Force
Mathematics standards typically include expectations for "communication" with little elaboration to help distinguish written and oral communication expectations across grades. In Fall 2015, a group of school- and university-based experts convened to set forth recommendations on the types of and purposes for elementary mathematical writing. This session is designed to report on this work and support putting the recommendations into practice.

 

Lead Speaker: Shelbi Cole

3513  2:15 PM to
3:15 PM
Bonham DGeneralRegular Presentation (60 minutes)Visionary Coaching Practices

Striking a Balance: Navigating the Roles of a Coach K–12
Elementary and secondary coaches will share learning and practices regarding coaching cycles, building capacity in teachers, and handling shifting job expectations. As instructional coaches we are tasked with closing the achievement gap within a culture of collaboration by serving as a resource for all staff. We will discuss how we connect our work with Collaborative Learning Teams to content coaching individual teachers in mathematics.

 

Lead Speaker: Kate Wolling
Co-Presenter: Emily Preston
Co-Presenter: Carolyn Lamson

3514  2:15 PM to
3:15 PM
Bonham EElementary
(K—5)
Regular Presentation (60 minutes)Visionary Coaching Practices

Parallel Professional Development: People, Pedagogy and Practice
Are you new to coaching? Are you struggling to transition from differentiating learning for students to differentiating learning for adults? You’re not alone. Developing a successful coaching practice requires time, trust and thoughtful reflection as both leader and learner. We will highlight our triumphs and trials in navigating this journey from both the coaches' and teachers’ perspectives. Specific strategies and resources will be shared.

 

Lead Speaker: Cheryl Fricchione
Co-Presenter: Michelle Alperin

3515  2:15 PM to
3:15 PM
IndependenceGeneralRegular Presentation (60 minutes)Powerful Mathematics Education Leadership

Cross-District Collaboration to Design Mathematics Professional Development (PD) Structures for Maximum Impact
Learn from 10 districts across the state who shared expertise, best practices, and thought partnership to maximize student learning in the CCSSM. Alongside Dr. Tim Kanold, districts set a vision for CCSSM instruction and assessment and aligned PD structures to build teacher and leader capacity. This session will provide a set of tools and emerging best practices, which can be directly implemented to advance district’s efforts in CCSSM shifts.

 

Lead Speaker: Neal Finkelstein
Co-Presenter: Nick Resnick

3516  2:15 PM to
3:15 PM
Lone Star AIntermediate
(3—5)
Regular Presentation (60 minutes)Exemplary Assessment Leadership

Formative Assessment: What It Is, What It Is Not!
Formative assessment, is it just the latest trend? How can we be sure that our assessments are relevant, immediate, and impactful? Research, including that of Dylan Wiliam, has shown that the most effective strategy to use during instruction is formative assessment. In this session, teacher leaders will dive into learning about what formative assessment is and is not, and how effective it is when used appropriately.

 

Lead Speaker: Nita Walker
Co-Presenter: Barbara Post

3517  2:15 PM to
3:15 PM
Lone Star BGeneralRegular Presentation (60 minutes)Powerful Mathematics Education Leadership

The Digital Administrator: Supporting Ongoing Teacher Professional Learning Through Technology
The implementation of rigorous standards across the nation poses not only a great challenge to students, but also teachers in meeting the demands of going deeper in both content and pedagogy. How do education leaders find ways to coach teachers and provide ongoing support in mathematics? Existing technology can offer one solution to education leaders by extending professional learning into online spaces with a variety of differentiated supports.

 

Lead Speaker: Linda Evans
Co-Presenter: Shelly LeDoux

3518  2:15 PM to
3:15 PM
Lone Star CGeneralRegular Presentation (60 minutes)Empowering Equity and Social Justice Leadership

Mathematics Education for Black and Latina Urban Youths: A Humanistic View
Come see how educators use challenges and dynamics of urbanicity as an asset to teaching and not an obstacle for learning. Participants will examine assumptions about cultural congruence and what it takes to successfully teach Black and Latina urban mathematics students. This session will examine fixed and growth mindsets of educators, student scarcity, and instructional practices for urban mathematics classes.

 

Lead Speaker: Rolonda Payne

3519  2:15 PM to
3:15 PM
Bowie A-CGeneralRegular Presentation (60 minutes)Powerful Mathematics Education Leadership

Fostering Communities of Practice Among Teachers to Promote Student Success
Are communities of practice of mathematics teachers non-existent in your schools and districts? In this interactive session, mathematics leaders will discuss approaches for developing and supporting communities of practice that engage teachers in meaningful collaborations to ensure that students receive high-quality, meaningful, and relevant mathematics instruction.

 

Lead Speaker: Richard Parr
Co-Presenter: Anne Papakonstantinou

3520  2:15 PM to
3:15 PM
Mission BGeneralRegular Presentation (60 minutes)Visionary Coaching Practices

A Blended Approach to Coaching Mathematics Teachers
This session will share how blending face-to-face and online coaching provides a professional learning format to assist teacher implementation of content and practice standards along with effective mathematics instruction for student learning.

 

Lead Speaker: Lisa Scott
Co-Presenter: Pat Baltzley

3602  3:30 PM to
4:30 PM
Texas DGeneralRegular Presentation (60 minutes)Powerful Mathematics Education Leadership

Ignite! We'll Enlighten You and We'll Make It Quick
What makes mathematics educators passionate? What ignites us? Each of these 10 brave mathematics educators has five minutes, and 20 slides that automatically advance every 15 seconds, to tell us! The Math Forum at NCTM’s Suzanne Alejandre organized this outstanding event. Come experience first hand this live presentation challenge.

 

Lead Speaker: Annie Fetter
Co-Presenter: Thomasenia Adams
Co-Presenter: Brian Bushart
Co-Presenter: Cynthia Cliche
Co-Presenter: Francis (Skip) Fennell
Co-Presenter: Christine Newell
Co-Presenter: Doug O'Roark
Co-Presenter: Sharon Rendon
Co-Presenter: Farshid Safi
1Co-Presenter: Brian Shay

3606  3:30 PM to
4:30 PM
Seguin A-BSecondary
(6—12)
Regular Presentation (60 minutes)Exemplary Assessment Leadership

Changing the Game: Redefining and Repurposing District Assessments
If you asked every teacher in your district for the purpose of district assessments, would you get the answer you are hoping for? Would teachers give the same answer as each other? What do you do with a broken assessment system? Come discuss how we break down a system that isn’t working and build a new one in its place. Be ready to change the rules of the game and learn from each other to create district assessments that inform instruction.

 

Lead Speaker: Audrey Mendivil

3607  3:30 PM to
4:30 PM
Travis A-BGeneralRegular Presentation (60 minutes)Empowering Equity and Social Justice Leadership

Maximize Mathematical Reasoning with Minimal Language Demands
Activities that promote mathematical reasoning are essential for developing mathematically proficient students. Building fluency and flexibility with numbers is equally essential. I will share several activities, resources, and adaptation strategies that promote both reasoning and fluency in ways that build deeper mathematical understanding.

 

Lead Speaker: Dean Ballard

3608  3:30 PM to
4:30 PM
Travis C-DIntermediate
(3—5)
Regular Presentation (60 minutes)Motivational Mathematics Teaching and Learning

Talk, Talk, Talk, Talk, Talk: Engaging Students in Mathematical Discourse
To deepen mathematical understanding, the Standards for Mathematical Practice require students to construct viable arguments and critique the reasoning of others, reason abstractly and quantitatively, and attend to precision. Communication is at the heart of the practices. Mathematics leaders and coaches will learn how to support teachers with engaging students in mathematical discourse.

 

Lead Speaker: Le Vada Gray
Co-Presenter: Nikki LaLonde

3609  3:30 PM to
4:30 PM
Presidio AGeneralRegular Presentation (60 minutes)Visionary Coaching Practices

Leadership Coaching Lab: Developing a Keen Eye for the Essence of a Mathematics Lesson
Leadership Coaching Lab is a robust, collaborative, mathematics community in which the role of curriculum leaders, coaches, specialists, and teacher leaders is public and the object of study with colleagues. We will emphasize our role in engaging teachers and colleagues in leading mathematically intense teaching conversations, and using a research-based video analysis tool to develop a keen eye for the mathematical essence of a classroom lesson.

 

Lead Speaker: Valerie Maxwell
Co-Presenter: Jamila Riser
Co-Presenter: Jan Parsons
Co-Presenter: Nancy Thornburg

3610  3:30 PM to
4:30 PM
Presidio B-CElementary
(K—5)
Regular Presentation (60 minutes)Powerful Mathematics Education Leadership

Developing Mathematical Understanding Through Systemic Collaboration
This session provides an overview of the systemic approach developed and implemented by a school board to build a community of learners for teachers, coaches, and administrators and that values mathematical understanding. Specific strategies related to professional learning, assessment, progress monitoring, and reporting will be shared with the audience. There will also be a discussion on how this approach was communicated to the public.

 

Lead Speaker: David Costello

3616  3:30 PM to
4:30 PM
Lone Star ASecondary
(6—12)
Regular Presentation (60 minutes)Motivational Mathematics Teaching and Learning

Curiosity and Collaboration: The Power of Divergent Problems
Curiosity is a basic human drive. How do we tap into our naturally curious nature in mathematics classrooms? Join us to explore the power of divergent problems and the curiosity they can generate in a diverse group of students.

 

Lead Speaker: Lisa Bush
Co-Presenter: Treve Brinkman
Co-Presenter: Michael Gould

3617  3:30 PM to
4:30 PM
Lone Star BElementary
(K—5)
Regular Presentation (60 minutes)Motivational Mathematics Teaching and Learning

Supporting Teachers in Leveraging Variety
Since students come in at varying levels every day, teachers can leverage the variety in student thinking to advance the learning of the whole class by connecting their representations to learning progressions. We will engage in a few mathematical and professional learning tasks that capitalize on technology and equip teachers for success with the Mathematics Teaching Practices from NCTM's Principles to Actions.

 

Lead Speaker: Ryan Dent
Co-Presenter: Kristian Quiocho

3618  3:30 PM to
4:30 PM
Lone Star CElementary
(K—5)
Regular Presentation (60 minutes)Motivational Mathematics Teaching and Learning

How to Mathematize Any Activity to Promote Student Engagement and Close the Mathematics Experience Gap
We talk about the mathematics achievement gap, but what about the mathematics experience gap? We will explore how to mathematize any activity, from playing games to everyday tasks, so that we can give students rich experiences that prepare them for deep problem-solving. These activities show students that mathematics is exciting and can help them make sense of the world. Session participants will take home examples of mathematized activities.

 

Lead Speaker: Brandon Smith

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