2017 NCSM Annual Conference

Keynote and Major Speakers

Keynote and Major Session Speakers

Distinguished speakers will be featured throughout the conference. Each will address important issues in mathematics education and leadership. Each of the celebrated speakers below will present a plenary session during the three-day conference in San Antonio, TX.

Eli Luberoff

2017 Keynote Speaker
Knocking Down Barriers with Technology

One-to-one. Accessibility. Personalization. Internationalization. Low floor. High ceiling. What do these all have in common? Each is intended to make mathematics work for every student. Not just the confident students, not just the struggling students, every student. We'll explore the technology and techniques that can open doors, challenge the bored, empower the disempowered, enable the disabled, and turn every student into a mathematics student.

Desmos CEO Eli Luberoff's two dueling loves are learning and programming. He combined those loves in Desmos, a mathematics technology company used by millions of students and teachers around the world. Before Desmos, Eli studied mathematics and physics at Yale, where he graduated Summa Cum Laude with distinction in both majors. When not glued to his computer, Eli blows off steam by playing piano or kicking around a soccer ball-both mostly at random.

Major Session Speakers - Monday, April 3, 2017

Jo Boaler

The Mindset Revolution: Teaching Mathematics for a Growth Mindset

Anita Bright

Sticks and Stones: An Invitation to Consider the Impact of Language in Mathematics Education

Barbara Dougherty

Misconceptions and Students Who Struggle in Mathematics

Graham Fletcher

Three-Act Tasks: Filling the Void of Mathematical Modeling in the Elementary Grades

Donna Leak

Getting to the Magic: The Disney Keys to Unlocking Student Success

Zach Champagne

Talk Less and Listen More

Major Session Speakers - Tuesday, April 4, 2017

John Staley

NCSM Vision 2020, Mathematics Education Leadership: "Surviving" the Journey!

Robert Q. Berry, III

Using Identity and Agency to Frame Access and Equity

Florence Glanfield

The Kay Gilliland Equity Award Lecture -- Learning About Equity in Mathematics Education through the Lens of Indigenous Perspectives

Juli Dixon, Alexis Dixon, Jessica Dixon

Redefining Success: Supporting All Students to Reach Their Full Potential
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Major Session Speakers - Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Rodrigo Jorge Gutiérrez

Halla Jmourko

The Best of Both Worlds: A University-District Partnership to Enhance Mathematics Instruction for English Language Learners

Jennifer Bay-Williams

Leading to Support Procedural Fluency for All Students
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Dylan Wiliam

Leadership for Teacher Learning: Transforming Mathematics Instruction with Embedded Formative Assessment

James Tanton

How to Think Brilliantly and Creatively in Mathematics: Some Guiding Thoughts for Teachers, Coaches, Students...Everyone!
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Spotlight Speakers

We have added a new feature that will spotlight some favorite speakers in addition to the major speakers. These are well-known presenters that submitted proposals and presented at our previous conferences.

Jennifer Wilson

Annie Fetter

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Karim Ani

Tim Kanold

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Brian Newsom

Jason Zimba

Deborah Ball

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Cathy Seeley

Wade Ellis

Gail Burrill

Catherine Fosnot

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Steve Leinwand

Lucy West

Jill Gough