2017 NCSM Annual Conference

Wednesday Sessions

Session information last updated: 4-17-2017

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

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

 

Handout: NCSM17_3101_Gutierrez-Jmourko.pdf

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

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

 

Lead Speaker: Catherine Fosnot

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

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

 

Lead Speaker: Janet Nuzzie

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

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

 

Lead Speaker: Julie McNamara

 

Handout: NCSM17_3104_McNamara.pdf

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

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

 

Lead Speaker: John Sutton
Co-Presenter: Heather Johnson

 

Handout: NCSM17_3105_Sutton-Johnson-Gardner-Tzur.pdf

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

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

 

Handout: NCSM17_3107_Mueller.pdf

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

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

 

Lead Speaker: Kristin Gray
Co-Presenter: Erin Gannon

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

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

 

Lead Speaker: Mike Flynn

 

Handout: NCSM17_3109_Flynn.pdf

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

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

 

Lead Speaker: AnnMarie Varlotta
Co-Presenter: Greta Richard

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

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

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

 

Lead Speaker: Arjan Khalsa
Co-Presenter: Denise Brady

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

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

 

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

 

Handout: NCSM17_3114_Waddell.pdf

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

Lead Speaker: Marjan Hong
Co-Presenter: Joanne Whitley

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

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

 

Lead Speaker: Mike Long

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

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

 

Lead Speaker: Cynthia Garland-Dore

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

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

 

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

 

Handout: NCSM17_3119_Barnes.pdf

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. Mathematics 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.

 

Handout: NCSM17_3120_West.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

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

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

 

Lead Speaker: Deborah Ball

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

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

 

Lead Speaker: Chris Mikles
Co-Presenter: Sharon Rendon

 

Handout: NCSM17_3203_Mikles.pdf

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

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

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

 

Lead Speaker: Molly Rawding

 

Handout: NCSM17_3207_Rawding.pdf
Handout: NCSM17_3207_Rawding.pptx

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

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

 

Lead Speaker: Christine Moynihan

 

Handout: NCSM17_3208_Moynihan.pdf

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

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

 

Handout: NCSM17_3211_Ortega-Friesema.pdf

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

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

 

Lead Speaker: Randolph Philipp

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

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

 

Lead Speaker: Alison Ellsworth
Co-Presenter: Elizabeth DeCarli

 

Handout: NCSM17_3213_Ellsworth.pdf

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

 

Handout: NCSM17_3214_Seda.pdf

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

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

 

Lead Speaker: Peg Hartwig

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

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

 

Lead Speaker: Maarten Dolk
Co-Presenter: Catherine Fosnot

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

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

 

Lead Speaker: Amy Wiseman
Co-Presenter: Christine Bailie

 

Handout: NCSM17_3217_Wiseman.pdf

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

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

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

 

Lead Speaker: Cristina Heffernan

 

Handout: NCSM17_3220_Heffernan.pdf

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

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

 

Lead Speaker: James Tanton

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

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

 

Lead Speaker: Lucy West
Co-Presenter: Antonia Cameron

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

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

 

Lead Speaker: April Strom
Co-Presenter: Mona Toncheff

 

Handout: NCSM17_3303_Strom-Toncheff.pdf

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

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

 

Lead Speaker: Nancy Anderson

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

Lead Speaker: Geneva Europa
Co-Presenter: Veronica Ernandes

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

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

 

Lead Speaker: Alison Fox
Co-Presenter: Adrian Cunard

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

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

 

Lead Speaker: Astrid Fossum
Co-Presenter: Paige Richards

 

Handout: NCSM17_3309_Fossum.pdf

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

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

 

Lead Speaker: Juliana Utley
Co-Presenter: John Weaver

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

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

 

Lead Speaker: Kit Norris
Co-Presenter: Sarah Schuhl

 

Handout: NCSM17_3311_Norris-Schuhl.pdf

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

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

 

Lead Speaker: David Woodward

 

Handout: NCSM17_3312_Woodward.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

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

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

 

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

 

Handout: NCSM17_3314_Murawski.pdf

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

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

 

Lead Speaker: Natalie Crist
Co-Presenter: Larry Sizemore

 

Handout: NCSM17_3315_Crist.pdf

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

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

 

Lead Speaker: Tom Reardon

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

Lead Speaker: Jamila Riser
Co-Presenter: Robin Corrozi

 

Handout: NCSM17_3318_Riser.pdf

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

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

 

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

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

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

 

Lead Speaker: Dylan Wiliam

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

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

 

Lead Speaker: Jill Gough

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

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

 

Handout: NCSM17_3506_Rigelman.pdf

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

Lead Speaker: Beth Curran
Co-Presenter: Cassandra Turner

 

Handout: NCSM17_3508_Curran.pdf

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

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

 

Lead Speaker: Margaret Walker
Co-Presenter: Brea Ratliff

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

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

 

Lead Speaker: Mary Jo Tavormina

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

Lead Speaker: Shelbi Cole

 

Handout: NCSM17_3512_Cole.pdf

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

 

Handout: NCSM17_3514_Fricchione.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

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

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

 

Lead Speaker: Nita Walker
Co-Presenter: Barbara Post

 

Handout: NCSM17_3516_Walker.pptx

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

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

 

Lead Speaker: Linda Evans
Co-Presenter: Shelly LeDoux

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

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

 

Lead Speaker: Rolonda Payne

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

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

 

Lead Speaker: Richard Parr

 

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

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

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

 

Lead Speaker: Audrey Mendivil

 

Handout: NCSM17_3606_Mendivil.pdf

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

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

 

Lead Speaker: Dean Ballard

 

Handout: NCSM17_3607_Ballard.pdf
Handout: NCSM17_3607_Ballard.pptx

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

Lead Speaker: David Costello

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

Lead Speaker: Ryan Dent
Co-Presenter: Kristian Quiocho

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

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

 

Lead Speaker: Brandon Smith

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