2017 NCSM Annual Conference

Strand 2 Sessions

Session information last updated: 2-26-2017

 
Strand 2 Sessions, Monday, April 3
 
Strand 2: Visionary Coaching Practices


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

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

 

Lead Speaker: Duane Habecker

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

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

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

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

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

 

Lead Speaker: Vanessa Cerrahoglu
Co-Presenter: Crystal Morey

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

Lead Speaker: Dean Packard
Co-Presenter: Yvonne Mendolia

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

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

 

Lead Speaker: Pamela Harris
Co-Presenter: Kara Imm

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

 

Lead Speaker: Ann Dominick

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

Lead Speaker: Megan Gittermann
Co-Presenter: AnnMarie Varlotta

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

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

 
Strand 2 Sessions, Tuesday, April 4
 
Strand 2: Visionary Coaching Practices


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

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

 

Lead Speaker: Sherry Parrish

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

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

 

Lead Speaker: Marlene Portier
Co-Presenter: Michelle Luster

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

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

 

Lead Speaker: Nicora Placa

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

Lead Speaker: Max Ray-Riek

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

Lead Speaker: Richard Seitz
Co-Presenter: David Pugalee

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

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

 

Lead Speaker: Stephanie Reddick
Co-Presenter: Lisa Rogers

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

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

 

Lead Speaker: Cathy Humphreys

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

Lead Speaker: Michelle Stephan
Co-Presenter: David Pugalee

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

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

 

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

 
Strand 2 Sessions, Wednesday, April 5
 
Strand 2: Visionary Coaching Practices


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

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

 

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

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

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

 

Lead Speaker: Kristin Gray
Co-Presenter: Erin Gannon

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

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

 

Lead Speaker: Linda Smith

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

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

 

Lead Speaker: Arjan Khalsa
Co-Presenter: Denise Brady

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

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

 

Lead Speaker: Mike Long

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

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

 

Lead Speaker: Russell West Jr.

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

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

 

Lead Speaker: Courtney Ortega
Co-Presenter: Andrew Friesema

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

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

 

Lead Speaker: Alison Ellsworth
Co-Presenter: Elizabeth DeCarli

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

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

 

Lead Speaker: Pamela Seda
Co-Presenter: Ozzie Harrell

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

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

 

Lead Speaker: Maarten Dolk
Co-Presenter: Catherine Fosnot

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

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

 

Lead Speaker: Lucy West
Co-Presenter: Antonia Cameron

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

Lead Speaker: Alison Fox
Co-Presenter: Adrian Cunard

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

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

 

Lead Speaker: Kit Norris
Co-Presenter: Sarah Schuhl

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

Lead Speaker: Cheryl Fricchione
Co-Presenter: Michelle Alperin

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

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

 

Lead Speaker: Lisa Scott
Co-Presenter: Pat Baltzley

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

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

 

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

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