2017 NCSM Annual Conference

Monday Sessions

Session information last updated: 4-17-2017

Monday 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
Welcome to San Antonio and the 49th NCSM Annual Conference! Join us for greetings from the NCSM President, 2017 Program Chair, and remarks from the Texas State Board of Education member representing District 3/San Antonio.


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

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
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


Handout: NCSM17_1103_Habecker.pdf

1105  9:30 AM to
10:30 AM
Republic A-CSecondary
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


Handout: NCSM17_1105_Bonin-Ducharme.pdf

1106  9:30 AM to
10:30 AM
Seguin A-BSecondary
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


Handout: NCSM17_1106_Spencer-Mark-Nikula.pdf

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


Handout: NCSM17_1107_Seitz.pdf

1108  9:30 AM to
10:30 AM
Travis C-DHigh School
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


Handout: NCSM17_1114_Palmer.pdf

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


Handout: NCSM17_1117_Chapman.pdf

1118  9:30 AM to
10:30 AM
Lone Star CElementary
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


Handout: NCSM17_1118_Whittington-Leslie.pdf

1119  9:30 AM to
10:30 AM
Bowie A-CElementary
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


Handout: NCSM17_1119_Zager.pdf

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
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


Handout: NCSM17_1303_Gogolen.pdf

1304  11:15 AM to
12:15 PM
Crockett C-DElementary
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


Handout: NCSM17_1304_Newell.pdf

1305  11:15 AM to
12:15 PM
Republic A-CElementary
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


Handout: NCSM17_1305_Kanter-Leinwand.pdf
Handout: NCSM17_1305_Kanter-Leinwand.pptx

1306  11:15 AM to
12:15 PM
Seguin A-BElementary
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
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


Handout: NCSM17_1307_Cunningham-Scott.pdf

1308  11:15 AM to
12:15 PM
Travis C-DMiddle
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
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
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
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: Jody Guarino

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


Handout: NCSM17_1319_Venenciano.pdf

1320  11:15 AM to
12:15 PM
Mission BHigh School
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


Handout: NCSM17_1320_Packard-Mendolia.pdf

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


Handout: NCSM17_1502_Fetter.pdf

1503  12:30 PM to
1:30 PM
Crockett A-BSecondary
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
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


Handout: NCSM17_1504_Steele.docx

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
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
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


Handout: NCSM17_1507_Bishop.pdf
Handout: NCSM17_1507_Bishop.pptx

1508  12:30 PM to
1:30 PM
Travis C-DElementary
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


Handout: NCSM17_1508_Siegel.pdf

1509  12:30 PM to
1:30 PM
Presidio AMiddle
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


Handout: NCSM17_1509_Rinehart.pdf

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
Co-Presenter: Julie Villeneuve


Handout: NCSM17_1512_Druitt.pdf

1513  12:30 PM to
1:30 PM
Bonham DElementary
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


Handout: NCSM17_1514_Wuttig.pdf

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
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
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


Handout: NCSM17_1517_Confrey.pdf

1518  12:30 PM to
1:30 PM
Lone Star CIntermediate
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


Handout: NCSM17_1518_Abele-Austin.pdf

1519  12:30 PM to
1:30 PM
Bowie A-CSecondary
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


Handout: NCSM17_1519_Surti.pdf

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


Handout: NCSM17_1520_Din.pdf

1601  1:45 PM to
2:45 PM
Texas E-FElementary
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
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
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 their own mathematics drawings and will identify mathematics practices in action in these videos.


Lead Speaker: Karen Fuson


Handout: NCSM17_1603_Fuson.pdf

1604  1:45 PM to
2:45 PM
Crockett C-DElementary
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 five-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


Handout: NCSM17_1604_Porter .pdf

1605  1:45 PM to
2:45 PM
Republic A-CMiddle
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


Handout: NCSM17_1607_Corley.pdf

1608  1:45 PM to
2:45 PM
Travis C-DHigh School
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


Handout: NCSM17_1608_Walters.pdf

1609  1:45 PM to
2:45 PM
Presidio AElementary
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
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


Handout: NCSM17_1612_Akers.pdf

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
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


Handout: NCSM17_1614_Gilligan-Placa.pdf

1615  1:45 PM to
2:45 PM
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
Regular Presentation (60 minutes)Motivational Mathematics Teaching and Learning

Showcasing Mathematics Tasks for Coherence
When 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 tasks that illustrate a progression in the 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


Handout: NCSM17_1616_Funderburk.pdf
Handout: NCSM17_1616_Funderburk-McPherson.pdf

1617  1:45 PM to
2:45 PM
Lone Star BSecondary
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


Handout: NCSM17_1617_Hendrickson.pdf

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

Situating Formative Assessment in the Tasks, Questioning, and Evidence (TQE) 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


Handout: NCSM17_1618_Nolan.pdf

1619  1:45 PM to
2:45 PM
Bowie A-CSecondary
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
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-CGeneralHot Topics IPowerful 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
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


Handout: NCSM17_1704_Columba.pdf

1705  3:00 PM to
4:00 PM
Republic A-CMiddle
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


Handout: NCSM17_1705_Rinehart.pdf

1706  3:00 PM to
4:00 PM
Seguin A-BElementary
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


Handout: NCSM17_1706_Huddlestun.pdf

1707  3:00 PM to
4:00 PM
Travis A-BElementary
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


Handout: NCSM17_1707_OConnell.pdf

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


Handout: NCSM17_1708_Peyser.pdf

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


Handout: NCSM17_1712_Armstrong.pdf

1713  3:00 PM to
4:00 PM
Bonham DMiddle
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


Handout: NCSM17_1713_Webb-Miller.pptx

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

1715  3:00 PM to
4:00 PM
Technology ShowcaseMotivational Mathematics Teaching and Learning

Students Love Mathematics with a Transition to Student-Centered Learning
Lee’s Summit R7 School District rolled out growth mindset and TenMarks Math as they shifted to standards-based grading over the last two years. This fundamental shift also included a one-to-one rollout. Join Julie Kubiak, Elementary Mathematics Curriculum Coordinator, to learn about the steps they took, the professional development involved, the shift in student and teacher thinking, and the hurdles they overcame.


Lead Speaker: Julie Kubiak

1716  3:00 PM to
4:00 PM
Lone Star AHigh School
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


Handout: NCSM17_1716_Fitzpatrick.pdf

1717  3:00 PM to
4:00 PM
Lone Star BElementary
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


Handout: NCSM17_1717_Dairyko.pdf

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


Handout: NCSM17_1718_Mills.pptx

1719  3:00 PM to
4:00 PM
Bowie A-CMiddle
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
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

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
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
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


Handout: NCSM17_1807_Sutorius.pdf

1808  4:15 PM to
5:15 PM
Travis C-DElementary
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
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


Handout: NCSM17_1811_Carroll-et-al.pdf

1812  4:15 PM to
5:15 PM
Bonham CMiddle
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
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


Handout: NCSM17_1813_Schuhl-Norris.pdf

1814  4:15 PM to
5:15 PM
Bonham EElementary
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


Handout: NCSM17_1814_Grandau.pdf

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
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


Handout: NCSM17_1817_Nikula.pdf

1818  4:15 PM to
5:15 PM
Lone Star CSecondary
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


Handout: NCSM17_1818_Spencer.pdf

1819  4:15 PM to
5:15 PM
Bowie A-CElementary
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: 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

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