2017 NCSM Annual Conference

Strand 1 Sessions

Session information last updated: 4-17-2017

 
Strand 1 Sessions, Monday, April 3
 
Strand 1: Powerful Mathematics Education Leadership


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

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

 

Handout: NCSM17_1106_Spencer-Mark-Nikula.pdf

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

 

Handout: NCSM17_1118_Whittington-Leslie.pdf

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

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

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

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

 

Handout: NCSM17_1504_Steele.docx

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

 

Handout: NCSM17_1514_Wuttig.pdf

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

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

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

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

 

Handout: NCSM17_1706_Huddlestun.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

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
(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

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
(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

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

 

Handout: NCSM17_1811_Carroll-et-al.pdf

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

 
Strand 1 Sessions, Tuesday, April 4
 
Strand 1: Powerful Mathematics Education Leadership


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

 

Handout: NCSM17_2101_Staley.pdf

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

 

Handout: NCSM17_2104_Gaun.pdf

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: Courtney Baker

2107  8:15 AM to
9:15 AM
Travis A-BGeneralRegular Presentation (60 minutes)Powerful 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

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

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

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

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

 

Handout: NCSM17_2205_Briars.pdf

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

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

 

Handout: NCSM17_2218_Toncheff-Barnes.pdf

2230  10:15 AM to
11:00 AM
Texas A-CGeneralHot Topics IIPowerful 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

 

Handout: NCSM17_2230_Seeley.pdf

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

 

Handout: NCSM17_2302_Seeley.pdf

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

 

Handout: NCSM17_2306_Lara-Meloy.pdf

1803  11:15 AM to
12:15 PM
Presidio AGeneralRegular 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

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

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

 

Handout: NCSM17_2319_Andrews-Kobett.pdf

2422  12:30 PM to
2:00 PM
Lone Star D-FGeneralFunctionPowerful 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

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

 

Handout: NCSM17_2503_Smith.pdf

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

 

Handout: NCSM17_2507_Greenstein.pdf

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

 

Handout: NCSM17_2511_Huinker.pdf

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

 

Handout: NCSM17_2513_Boston-Dillon.pdf

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

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

 

Handout: NCSM17_2520_Marti.pdf

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.

2621  3:30 PM to
4:30 PM
Texas DGeneralCaucusPowerful 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

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

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

 
Strand 1 Sessions, Wednesday, April 5
 
Strand 1: Powerful Mathematics Education Leadership


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

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

 

Handout: NCSM17_3106_Ward.pdf

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

 

Handout: NCSM17_3112_Silver.pdf

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

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

 

Handout: NCSM17_3204_Bressoud.pdf

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

 

Handout: NCSM17_3205_Kaan-Nestor.pdf

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

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

 

Handout: NCSM17_3209_Levy.pdf

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

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

 

Handout: NCSM17_3218_Brown.pdf

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

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

 

Handout: NCSM17_3303_Strom-Toncheff.pdf

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

 

Handout: NCSM17_3313_Goodspeed.pdf

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

 

Handout: NCSM17_3320_Remillard.pdf

3422  12:30 PM to
2:00 PM
Lone Star D-FGeneralFunctionPowerful 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

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

 

Handout: NCSM17_3506_Rigelman.pdf

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

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

 

Handout: NCSM17_3512_Cole.pdf

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: Sara Goytia
Co-Presenter: Julie Villeneuve

 

Handout: NCSM17_3515_Finkelstein.pdf

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

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

 

Handout: NCSM17_3519_Parr.pdf

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

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

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