2009 NCSM Annual Conference

All Sessions

 
All Sessions -- Monday, April 20, 2009
 
1  07:30 AM146ABCGeneralSpecial (30 min)

Welcome to the 41st NCSM Annual Conference!

Speaker(s):

Steve Robinson, , ,

2  08:00 AM146ABCGeneralRegular (60 min)Equity Leadership

Improving Achievement and Closing Gaps Between Groups: Lessons from Schools and Districts on the Performance Frontier
Kati Haycock will provide an overview of achievement trends at the national and state levels, focusing particular attention on mathematics. She'll focus on opportunity and achievement gaps that separate different groups of students, sharing lessons from schools and districts that are tackling those problems head on and getting better results.

Speaker(s):

Kati Haycock, Education Trust, Washington, DC

3  09:30 AM146ABCSecondary (9 - 12)Regular (60 min)Curriculum Leadership

Four Years From First-Year Algebra to Calculus is Not Enough
Many of our best students take algebra in eighth grade and calculus in 12th grade. Because of their success, we expect other students to go from algebra to calculus in four years. I argue that this is an unrealistic expectation with a rich standards-based curriculum.

Speaker(s):

Zalman Usiskin, The University of Chicago, Chicago, IL

4  09:30 AM145AGeneralRegular (60 min)Leading with Professional Learning

What's It All About? An Orientation for Those New to the NCSM Annual Conference
This session is for those who are new to NCSM Conferencing. Participants will network with others, overview the structure of the conference, explore the different conference options, set personal priorities and goals, and work on a personal plan of what to do and where to go during the sessions.

Speaker(s):

Janie Zimmer, Research-Based Education, Reading, PA

5  09:30 AM143ABGeneralRegular (60 min)Leadership Connecting Research and Practice

The Impact of Elementary Mathematics Coaches on Student Achievement and Teachers
A three-year, randomized control study examined the impact of elementary mathematics coaches on student achievement, teacher beliefs, and teacher involvement in professional development. This session will share findings, including impact on student achievement at the school and classroom levels. The work coaches engaged in and policy implications will be discussed.

Speaker(s):

Patricia Campbell, University of Maryland, College Park, MD
Nathaniel Malkus, University of Maryland, College Park, MD

6  09:30 AM143CGeneralRegular (60 min)Leading with Professional Learning

Partners for Mathematics Learning
Partners, a professional development model, is a statewide MSP project involving a cadre of educators who came together from different projects to become a "community of leaders." Teachers, in almost half of North Carolina's school districts, will benefit from multiple days of professional development created and delivered through the project.

Speaker(s):

Jeane Joyner, Meredith College, Raleigh, NC
Katherine Mawhinney, Appalachian State University, Boone, NC
Everly Broadway, North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, Raleigh, NC

7  09:30 AM144AGeneralRegular (60 min)Assessment Leadership

Accessibility and Assessment: What is Universal Design and How is It Used in Building Assessments?
What does it mean to make an assessment accessible and how is it done? This session focuses on Universal Design techniques as they apply to building and designing state and classroom mathematics assessments. Learn how assessment companies make assessments accessible, with tips you can use within your own classroom!

Speaker(s):

MaryLou Schmidt, CTB/McGraw-Hill, Monterey, CA
Teresa Hall, CTB/McGraw-Hill, Monterey, CA

8  09:30 AM144BCGeneralRegular (60 min)Equity Leadership

Early Algebra and Computational Fluency: How "Struggling" and "Advanced" Learners Learn about the Meaning of Operations
How does work in early algebra support computational fluency? We will present cases of teachers who engage students deeply in the meaning of operations, both supporting struggling learners and enhancing the learning of students who need additional challenge. We will describe characteristics of teacher practices that support this work.

Speaker(s):

Susan Jo Russell, TERC, Cambridge, MA
Virginia Bastable, Mt Holyoke College, South Hadley, MA
Deborah Schifter, Education Development Center, Newton, MA

9  09:30 AM152AGeneralRegular (60 min)Teaching and Learning Leadership

A Collaborative Discussion with NCSM Past Presidents about Improving Classroom Mathematics Instruction
Building from the PRIME Leadership Standard for Teaching and Learning Leadership, this session will blend small group discussion and large group sharing to address strategies for improving the quality of classroom mathematics instruction. An experienced group of NCSM Past Presidents will facilitate discussions and model the process of collaborative discussion.

Speaker(s):

Larry Bradsby, NCSM Past President, Lakewood, CO
Steve Leinwand, NCSM Past President, Washington, DC

10  09:30 AM151APrimary (PK - 2)Regular (60 min)Assessment Leadership

Using Formative Assessment Data to Build Student Profiles and Make Links to Instruction
Understand the features of effective formative assessment and different techniques, particularly flexible interviewing. Hear about findings from an Institute of Education Sciences (IES)-funded longitudinal study of a handheld-based formative assessment, and the diagnostic student profiles emerging from this research. Linking research to practice, learn how educators can use diagnostic profiles to tailor instructional experiences.

Speaker(s):

Herbert Ginsburg, Teachers College Columbia University, New York, NY
Cynthia Chiong, Wireless Generation, Inc., Brooklyn, NY

11  09:30 AM150AIntermediate (3 - 5)Regular (60 min)Teaching and Learning Leadership

The Mathematics Coach: Promoting PRIME Teaching and Learning for All
Mathematics coaches ensure that all students have meaningful, high-quality mathematics instruction. In this interactive session, learn how a mathematics coach uses in-class demonstration lessons using the lesson observation form. This, along with weekly grade-level planning meetings, gives teachers the critical professional development they need. The extensive handout includes implementation tools.

Speaker(s):

Robyn Silbey, Montgomery County Public Schools, Gaithersbrug, MD

12  09:30 AM152BSecondary (9 - 12)Regular (60 min)Leading with Professional Learning

Developing an Understanding of Teaching by Doing Mathematics
Well chosen mathematics problems can provide opportunities for secondary teachers to think about framing mathematical objectives, strategies for managing discussion, different approaches to the mathematics, misconceptions, evidence of student understanding, and formative assessment, as well as revisiting and deepening fundamental concepts from algebra, geometry and statistics.

Speaker(s):

Gail Burrill, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI

13  09:30 AM150BCollegeRegular (60 min)Technology Leadership

Inspiring Technology Integration: The Case of TI Nspire
The Integrated Technology Adoption and Diffusion Model by Sherry and colleagues describes a learning and adoption model for technology integration. During this session problems and examples using the TI Nspire will outline the process where teachers move from learners to leaders.

Speaker(s):

Joanne Caniglia, Kent State University, Kent, OH

14  09:30 AM147AIntermediate (3 - 5)Regular (60 min)Teaching and Learning Leadership

ETA Cuisenaire Sponsor Showcase: Paths to Problem Solving
Look at a new problem solving program that supports the teacher's role of helping students to develop and use multiple strategies. Find out about ways to support teachers as solving rich problems becomes a critical part of their mathematics curriculum.

Speaker(s):

Linda Gojak, John Carroll University; NCSM Past President, University Heights, OH

15  09:30 AM147BGeneralRegular (60 min)Technology Leadership

Agile Mind Technology Showcase: Using Technology for Student Success in 6-12 Mathematics
The Dana Center and Agile Mind have partnered to develop an online teaching tool that allows teachers to guide students through interactive experiences in mathematics while delivering rigorous course content and addressing issues of student motivation and engagement. Participants will experience the tool through hands-on activities.

Speaker(s):

Kathi Cook, University of Texas Dana Center, Austin, TX
Susan Hudson Hull, University of Texas Dana Center, Austin, TX

16  09:30 AM149ABGeneralDouble (120 min)Leading with Professional Learning

Teacher Learning Through Observing Student Learning
Participate in activities designed to enhance educators' powers of observation of student learning through looking at the artifacts from a summer Learning Laboratory experience.

Speaker(s):

Samuel Shaneyfelt, Allegheny Intermediate Unit, Homestead, PA
Andrea Miller, Allegheny Intermediate Unit, Homestead, PA

17  09:30 AM151BPrimary (PK - 2)Double (120 min)Teaching and Learning Leadership

Developing Number Sense and Mental Strategies in All Students through a Deep Understanding of Place Value
This session is designed to show the importance of developing a deep understanding of the concept of place value at an early age if all students are to develop strong number sense and efficient mental computation strategies.

Speaker(s):

Brian Tickle, Self employed, Taree, NSW

18  09:30 AM154ABPrimary (PK - 2)Double (120 min)Teaching and Learning Leadership

Supporting the Development of Computational Fluency: Examining Classroom Practice Using Video and Cases
We will consider how to use video and cases to help teachers examine the decisions and moves they make as they work with their students on developing computational fluency.

Speaker(s):

Arusha Hollister, Education Research Collaborative, TERC, Cambridge, MA
Judith Storeygard, TERC, Cambridge, MA
Megan Murray, TERC, Cambridge, MA

19  09:30 AM140ABMiddle (6 - 8)Double (120 min)Equity Leadership

A Professional Development Institute for Administrators for Improving Mathematics Learning for Students with Disabilities
Improving mathematics learning for students with disabilities requires the leadership and support of administrators including principals, mathematics leaders, and special education leaders. Learn about ways to conduct a professional development institute for administrative teams. Experience sample activities, including case discussions, video, structured planning sessions and tools for your district.

Speaker(s):

Fred Gross, Education Development Center, Newton, MA

20  09:30 AM145BMiddle (6 - 8)Double (120 min)Leading with Professional Learning

Lessons Learned: A Statewide Professional Learning Community Tackles the Problem of At-Risk Learners through Video-Based Action Research
Over the past five years, cohorts of middle and high school mathematics teachers from Delaware districts have studied strategies to promote success for students at risk of failure in secondary mathematics. In this session, with help from participants, we will present lessons learned using video vignettes and summary materials.

Speaker(s):

Jon Manon, University of Delaware, Newark, DE
Janice McCarthy, University of Delaware, Newark, DE
Thomas Fernsler, University of Delaware, Newark, DE

21  10:45 AM146ABCGeneralRegular (60 min)Teaching and Learning Leadership

Intensification: A Comprehensive Approach for Under-Prepared Algebra Students
One of our greatest challenges as mathematics education leaders is ensuring the success of students who enter high school behind in mathematics. This session describes a comprehensive program that strategically blends effective, existing approaches, and teaching materials with research-informed strategies to increase the performance of under-prepared ninth-grade algebra students.

Speaker(s):

Diane Briars, NCSM President-Elect, Pittsburgh, PA

22  10:45 AM143CGeneralRegular (60 min)Leading with Professional Learning

Systems-Based District Leadership Teams: Creating a Culture for Mathematics Learning
How does a district leadership team cultivate a culture for mathematics learning? We will share a systems-based leadership model enacted in New Mexico school districts. Specifically, we will share the "nuts and bolts" of how a committed group of professionals created a mathematics program focused on student learning.

Speaker(s):

Janice Bradley, New Mexico State University, Las Cruces NM, NM
Cathy Kinzer, New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, NM

23  10:45 AM144BCSecondary (9 - 12)Regular (60 min)Leading with Professional Learning

Professional Learning Communities: Teachers and Administrators Working Collaboratively to Enhance Learning
Project Directors from two West Virginia Mathematics Science Partnership Grants will share their journey in designing and implementing professional learning communities to provide professional development to enhance student learning in high-need rural schools. Participants will be actively involved as video and student work, and portfolios are integrated into the presentation.

Speaker(s):

Judy Pomeroy, Regional Education Service Agency IV, Summersville, WV
Kelly Watts, Regional Education Service Agency II, Huntington, WV

24  10:45 AM145AGeneralRegular (60 min)Teaching and Learning Leadership

Video Study Groups: The Focus is on Student Learning
Video of students at work in each teacher's classroom serves as an effective way to launch professional discussions about student interactions, questions, and responses to instruction. In this session we will share lessons learned as well as protocols and sample video from our experience as facilitators of video study groups.

Speaker(s):

Linda Griffin, Northwest Regional Educational Laboratory, Portland, OR
Lisa Lavelle, Northwest Regional Educational Laboratory, Portland, OR

25  10:45 AM150AGeneralRegular (60 min)Teaching and Learning Leadership

Beyond the Word Wall: Using Literacy Strategies in Mathematics Instruction
Although integrating literacy strategies into mathematics instruction facilitates student learning, mathematics teachers are often reluctant to use them. This research-based session examines the reasons for the resistance, which strategies in-service teachers are/might be more likely to use, and ways to support teachers to increase their use of literacy strategies.

Speaker(s):

Ellen Friedland, Buffalo State College, Buffalo, NY
Pixita del Prado Hill, Buffalo State College, Buffalo, NY
Susan McMillen, Buffalo State College, Buffalo, NY

26  10:45 AM150BGeneralRegular (60 min)Equity Leadership

Leadership for Equity in Mathematics Education: Why It Matters and What to Do About It
Why is it important to address equity in mathematics professional learning experiences for teachers and how can this be done in meaningful and productive ways? Engage in activities and strategies used successfully to promote teacher leadership and increase teachers' understanding and ability to address issues of access and equity.

Speaker(s):

Nancy Terman, University of California, Santa Barbara, CA
Maria Guzman, Oxnard Union High School District, Oxnard, CA

27  10:45 AM151AGeneralRegular (60 min)Leading with Professional Learning

Essential Understandings NCTM Book Series: "Multiplication and Division, Grades 3-5"
An NCTM content series for teachers, Essential Understandings focuses on grade-band-specific topics that are mathematically important, difficult to understand, and challenging to teach. This session will provide an overview of the books planned for grades 3-5, and the first book "Multiplication and Division," will be discussed.

Speaker(s):

Edward Rathmell, University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls, IA
Al Otto, Retired, Elllisville, MO
Cheryl Lubinski, Maplewood Richmond Heights School District, Richmond Heights, MO

28  10:45 AM152AGeneralRegular (60 min)Leading with Professional Learning

Partnering with School Principals to Improve Mathematics Instruction
This session is for those who partner with school principals to lead and improve their school's mathematics program. Strategies and perspectives collected from experienced mathematics coaches, teacher leaders, and principals are used as contexts for participants to examine their role to support, educate, and collaborate with their principals.

Speaker(s):

Carolyn Felux, Math Solutions, Sausalito, CA

29  10:45 AM143ABIntermediate (3 - 5)Regular (60 min)Assessment Leadership

Using Data Analysis to Support Conceptual Instruction and Improve Mathematics Scores on High Stakes Assessments
School leaders must balance how much classroom time is given to improving standardized test scores while still maintaining the integrity of conceptual instruction. Participants will learn how an elementary mathematics administrator and an elementary mathematics district coordinator in Westport, Connecticut addressed this challenge.

Speaker(s):

Anne Nesbitt, Westport Board of Education, Westport, CT
Elizabeth Messler, Westport Board of Education, Westport, CT

30  10:45 AM152BIntermediate (3 - 5)Regular (60 min)Curriculum Leadership

Professional Development Strategies to Promote Change in the Teaching of Computation
This session will describe methods that have been used in other parts of the world to change the teaching of computation to focus on mental strategies before the development of paper and pencil methods. The speaker will focus on methods used in Australia.

Speaker(s):

James Burnett, ORIGO Education, Brendale, Queensland

31  10:45 AM144AMiddle (6 - 8)Regular (60 min)Equity Leadership

Meeting the Needs of English Language Learners: What Mathematics Teachers Need to Know
Abundant folk wisdom informs the ways mathematics educators work with-or don't work with- English Language Learners in their middle school mathematics classrooms. With an explicit focus on social justice research, this session will highlight ways to help mathematics educators identify and remedy the myths that influence our professional practice.

Speaker(s):

Anita Bright, Fairfax County Public Schools, Falls Church, VA

32  10:45 AM147AGeneralRegular (60 min)Leading with Professional Learning

CASIO Sponsor Showcase: Theory to Practice - A Supervisor's Mathematical Dream Come True
Assistant Principals for Instruction/Supervision, who also teach one class of mathematics, present strategies from theory to practice highlighting New York City Schools and their technology integration for high school mathematics (perspectives include pedagogy, effectiveness, technology transition, performance, usability, integration, and budgetary constraints). Door prizes will be given.

Speaker(s):

Mitch Mitchell, CASIO America, Dover, NJ

33  10:45 AM147BGeneralRegular (60 min)Teaching and Learning Leadership

Pearson Technology Showcase: Integrating Technology into Mathematics Instruction to Measurably Improve Student Achievement
How can schools effectively integrate technology into mathematics instruction to improve teacher effectiveness and student achievement? Learn practical strategies to help teachers integrate notebook computers, online instructional resources, assessment tools, and other technologies into daily teaching and learning to address state standards, engage students, and promote higher order thinking skills.

Speaker(s):

Mark Jamison, Pearson, Grapevine, TX
Debbie Crawford, Pearson, Greenville, SC

34  11:30 AMHall BGeneral, (ticket required)Extended (90 min)

Monday Box Lunch, Sponsored by Didax
The name Didax comes from the Greek didaktikos, meaning "to teach." For over thirty years, Didax has specialized in helping educators to address individual learning styles and diverse student needs. Tested by teachers, parents, and children each of their products is designed to meet a distinct educational need.

35  12:00 PM140ABGeneralDouble (120 min)Leading with Professional Learning

Professional Development Practices that Support the Development of Teachers' Mathematical Knowledge for Teaching
Participants will consider a set of practices for purposeful orchestration of mathematical work in professional development. Video of teachers doing mathematics in professional development will be used as a tool to discuss how leaders might cultivate mathematically rich environments for teachers.

Speaker(s):

Judith Mumme, WestEd, Sheridan, MT
Cathy Carroll, WestEd, Redwood City, CA

36  12:00 PM145AGeneralDouble (120 min)Curriculum Leadership

Understanding Curriculum Coherence, Why it is Important, and Tools for Helping Districts Achieve It
National and international studies highlight the lack of coherence in the United States K-12 curricula. What contributes to this incoherence? What is a coherent curriculum? The session will consider strategies and share tools to help district teams analyze their intended, implemented, and achieved curriculum to improve learning for all students.

Speaker(s):

Mary Bouck, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI
Gail Burrill, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI

37  12:00 PM145BGeneralDouble (120 min)Teaching and Learning Leadership

Partnerships that Work: Inclusion and Collaborative Team Teaching for Student Achievement
With the rise of inclusion in teaching students with special needs, more teachers are finding themselves in collaborative team teaching relationships. As team teachers of secondary mathematics in high needs schools, we will introduce and model strategies for creating effective long-term partnerships to increase achievement for all students.

Speaker(s):

Cristina Jacobs, NYC Department of Education, Brooklyn, NY
Katherine Williams, Kurt Hahn School, Brooklyn, NY

38  12:00 PM149ABGeneralDouble (120 min)Teaching and Learning Leadership

Supporting Teachers as They Use Effective Questioning Techniques to Engage All Learners
What support structure is needed to help teachers engage all learners in the questioning and thinking process? Goal setting, lesson observation, collaboration, data-gathering techniques, and protocols will be shared during this interactive session. A video will be shown of how one teacher uses alternative response to engage all learners.

Speaker(s):

Lori Gibson, Bismarck Public Schools/Dickinson State University, Bismarck, ND
Mary McHugh, Wachter Middle School, Bismarck, ND
Kimberly Breitbach, Bismarck Public Schools, Bismarck, ND

39  12:00 PM151BGeneralDouble (120 min)Equity Leadership

Ethnomathematics Solutions to Equity: North American Study Group of Ethnomathematics (NASGEm) Panel
Fredrick Silverman will introduce supervisors in Ethnomathematics, with leadership in research, programs, ideas, and/or strategies help schools provide access and equity for all student. Their initiatives impact assessment, linguistic diversity, teaching strategies, professional development, mathematics content, and classroom management. Discussion follows on programs, strategies, and materials increasing achievement in NCLB (No Child Left Behind).

Speaker(s):

Claudette Engblom-Bradley, Mathematical Visions, Anchorage, AK
Jim Barta, Utah State University, Logan, UT
Frederick Silverman, University of Northern Colorado, Greely, CO

40  12:00 PM154ABGeneralDouble (120 min)Curriculum Leadership

Engaging Parents in Mathematical Thinking: Parent Workshops to Support Successful District-Wide Curriculum Implementation
Successful implementation of a K-5 mathematics curriculum requires parent understanding of its pedagogy and mathematical ideas. In this session, district, school, and family leaders share the structure of workshops designed to inform parents, deepen their understanding of elementary mathematics, and provide them with tools to support student learning.

Speaker(s):

Nancy Horowitz, Cambridge Public Schools, Holyoke, MA
Frederick Park, Cambridge Public Schools, Cambridge, MA
Shirley Harvey, Cambridgeport School, Cambridge, MA

41  12:15 PM146ABCGeneralRegular (60 min)Curriculum Leadership

Proportional Reasoning and Success with Algebra: The Incredible Hulk and The Shrunken Kids
Proportional reasoning is fundamental to the successful study of algebra. There are numerous applications in the curriculum, beginning in Kindergarten, that are rich for development of this reasoning method. Understanding proportional reasoning and its many applications, teachers will be better able to prepare students for algebra.

Speaker(s):

Carole Greenes, NCSM Past President, Arizona State University, Mesa, AZ

42  12:15 PM143CGeneralRegular (60 min)Teaching and Learning Leadership

Building Instructional Capacity: Mathematics Coaching in Aurora Public Schools
Aurora Public Schools has been building a district-wide mathematics coaching model for more than six years. This session will provide an overview of the history, structures, successes, student results, and challenges of mathematics coaching in an urban school district.

Speaker(s):

Rachael Risley, Aurora Public Schools, Aurora, CO
Jim Hogan, Aurora Public Schools, Aurora, CO

43  12:15 PM144BCGeneralRegular (60 min)Teaching and Learning Leadership

Knowing and Modeling PRIME Teaching and Learning Leadership!
This interactive session will provide the opportunity to develop understanding of the Teaching and Learning Principle leadership actions as described in PRIME. Participants will use self assessment tools to connect the Teaching and Learning Leadership actions into the context of their workplace. PRIME Teaching and Learning Toolkit materials will be provided.

Speaker(s):

Laurie Boswell, NCSM Regional Director E1, Monroe, NH
Suzanne Mitchell, NCSM Regional Director S2, Jacksonville, AR

44  12:15 PM150AGeneralRegular (60 min)Leading with Professional Learning

Essential Understandings Book Series: "Professional Development Tools for Engaging Teachers with Mathematics, Grades 6-8"
An NCTM content series for teachers, Essential Understandings focuses on grade-band-specific topics that are mathematically important, difficult to understand and challenging to teach. This session will provide an overview of the books planned for grades 6-8, and will discuss the first book in the series, "Ratio and Proportionality."

Speaker(s):

Randall Charles, San Jose State University, San Jose, CA
Joanne Lobato, San Diego State University, San Diego, CA

45  12:15 PM152BGeneralRegular (60 min)Assessment Leadership

Lessons from the Field: Evaluating Large-Scale Assessments
The NCTM website has a tool for evaluating large-scale assessments. We will invite several guests who have used the tool for different purposes to join us in small group discussions and share what they have learned. Participants will be encouraged to plan how they could use the tool in their setting.

Speaker(s):

Linda Wilson, American Association for the Advancement of Scienc, Washington, DC
Kay Gilliland, Self Employed, NCSM Past President, Oakland, CA
Michael Brown, Self Employed, San Antonio, TX
Cathy Brown, Teachers Inspiring Problem Solvers, Redmond, OR

46  12:15 PM150BIntermediate (3 - 5)Regular (60 min)Teaching and Learning Leadership

Priming Principals as Partners: Using Mathematical Vocabulary as the Pump
From the perspective of former teacher, mathematics specialist, and now principal, session goals include outlining strategies to engage principals to support explicit use of vocabulary by identifying: "math power" words and ways to insure their meaningful use; how vocabulary can be a bridge rather than a barrier to conceptual understanding.

Speaker(s):

Christine Moynihan, Newton Public Schools, Newton, MA

47  12:15 PM143ABMiddle (6 - 8)Regular (60 min)Equity Leadership

High Standards for Middle Students with Mathematics Difficulties
This session will review recently conducted research on at-risk students and students with learning disabilities in standards-based classrooms in the intermediate and middle grades. The presenter will discuss the importance of curriculum modifications and instructional strategies, as well as specific discourse practices that support higher achievement and increased student participation.

Speaker(s):

John Woodward, University of Puget Sound, Tacoma, WA

48  12:15 PM152AMiddle (6 - 8)Regular (60 min)Curriculum Leadership

Adding Depth and Complexity to the Middle Grades Mathematics Curriculum
This session will focus on techniques for challenging advanced students while engaging students with diverse backgrounds. Participants will be actively involved in using proven teaching, learning, and questioning strategies to add depth and complexity to problems to enrich top students while giving access to important mathematics to all students.

Speaker(s):

Linda Sheffield, Northern Kentucky University - Emeritus, Highland Heights, KY

49  12:15 PM144ASecondary (9 - 12)Regular (60 min)Leading with Professional Learning

Communities of Practice to Press Content Knowledge for Teaching Mathematics
This session reports on a mathematics professional development project that reframes an educational system to move beyond district-wide initiatives that are only moderately effective at initiating change to a concerted, district-wide effort to rethink and restructure high school mathematics classrooms, and the roles of teachers and administrators.

Speaker(s):

Michael Gilbert, University of Hawaii, Honolulu, HI
Barbara Gilbert, University of Hawaii, Honolulu, HI

50  12:15 PM151ASecondary (9 - 12)Regular (60 min)Equity Leadership

Too Little, Too Late ? One District's Approach to the Promise and Challenges of High School Mathematics ELLs
English Language Learners in high school present unique challenges. The session will discuss one district's implementation of five strategies to increase mathematics achievement for these students: create benchmark assessments, utilize specific software applications, provide teachers with professional development activities, revise curriculum, and give course scheduling priority to ELLs.

Speaker(s):

Warren Roane, Humble Independent School District, Kingwood, TX

51  12:15 PM147AGeneralRegular (60 min)Teaching and Learning Leadership

CORD Communications Sponsor Showcase: Mathematics in Context - Pedagogy and Materials for Greater Secondary-Level Mathematics Success
Contextual-based teaching is a proven method for enabling a majority of students, the concrete learners, to be successful in high school mathematics. A leading mathematics educator will share with participants the materials and methods used to enable teachers to be better contextual teachers and how it benefits learners of all styles.

Speaker(s):

Claudia Maness, CORD Communications, Texarkana, AR

52  12:15 PMGeneralRegular (60 min)Technology Leadership

Carnegie Learning Technology Showcase: Carnegie Learning Adaptive Math Solutions - Flexible, Research-Based Mathematics Solutions for All Middle and High School Students
In this hands-on session, participants will experience mathematics instruction that meets individual student needs. Whether you are searching for a core program or a supplemental solution, Cognitive Tutor© Software offers rich problem solving activities, dynamic formative assessment, and detailed student reports. By Learning by Doing™, students become engaged in the mathematics.

Speaker(s):

Sandy Bartle, Carnegie Learning, Inc., Pittsburgh, PA
Amy Lewis, Carnegie Learning, Inc., Pittsburgh, PA

53  01:30 PM146ABCGeneralRegular (60 min)Teaching and Learning Leadership

Guaranteeing Improved Classroom Teaching in 20 Years: What Should We Do Tomorrow?
During the past 100 years, the United States has experienced wave after wave of educational reform with few changes in classroom practice. To ensure we are working toward lasting improvements in teaching, improvements that will increase students' learning, where should we start? What will this path to improvement look like?

Speaker(s):

James Hiebert, University of Delaware, Newark, DE

54  01:30 PM152BGeneralRegular (60 min)Equity Leadership

Four Steps that Help You Diffferentiate Your Mathematics Lesson Plans
Learn about and try out a teacher-tested four-step method for lesson preparation that addresses the multiple learners in your classrooms. The four-step method helps teachers plan, prepare, and assess student learning, meeting the multiple learning needs of students and mathematics standards that teachers face daily.

Speaker(s):

Janet Herrelko, University of Dayton, Dayton, OH

55  01:30 PM152APrimary (PK - 2)Regular (60 min)Assessment Leadership

Comprehensive Assessment in the Primary Grades: Screening K-2 Students for Focused, Purposeful Instruction and Intervention
This session will provide an example of a Primary Math Screen Assessment that has been successfully administered at the K-2 level to establish instructional focus and purposeful interventions. Learn how the Math Screen impacts teacher understanding, accountability, and professional learning communities. Video samples will be used to highlight the process.

Speaker(s):

Jim Pfeiffer, Deer Valley Unified School District, Glendale, AZ
Christine Kelly, Clover Park School District, Lakewood, WA

56  01:30 PM143ABIntermediate (3 - 5)Regular (60 min)Curriculum Leadership

Math Foundations: Focused Intervention for Long-Term Student Success
Today's mathematics curricula are comprehensive and fast-paced. In the practical life of the classroom, this often means that some students fall behind. Come learn how an innovative intervention program, Math Foundations, targets foundational concepts and provides relevant and meaningful mathematics for all. Our school's test scores soared. Yours can, too.

Speaker(s):

Keith Jones, Montgomery County Public Schools, Gaithersburg, MD
Robyn Silbey, Montgomery County Public Schools, Gaithersburg, MD
Michelle Powell, Montgomery County Public Schools, Gaithersburg, MD
Catherine Stephens, Montgomery County Public Schools, Gaithersburg, MD

57  01:30 PM143CIntermediate (3 - 5)Regular (60 min)Teaching and Learning Leadership

Inquiry Groups: Leading Elementary Teachers and Children to See Mathematics as Thinking!
Informal professional development sessions can encourage elementary teachers to open their instructional strategies in ways that encourage students to think mathematics rather than just memorize rules. Teachers also are encouraged to think mathematics and put aside their insecurity.

Speaker(s):

Tom Rowan, NCSM Past President, Independent Consultant, Columbia, MD

58  01:30 PM150AIntermediate (3 - 5)Regular (60 min)Leadership Connecting Research and Practice

Teaching and Learning Basic Facts Using Online Tools
Educators agree that students should develop automaticity with their mathematics facts. Learn what we can do when students are struggling to learn their basic facts; identify prerequisite knowledge that might be lacking for these students; and discover how these findings have been incorporated into the First in Math On-line Program.

Speaker(s):

Lynn Columba, Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA

59  01:30 PM151AMiddle (6 - 8)Regular (60 min)Leading with Professional Learning

Making Connections - A Mathematics Transitions Project
Student transitions from middle school to high school can present challenges in mathematics. In the Halton Board, lesson study projects have provided teachers with the opportunity to plan collaborative lessons and make connections across the grades. Teachers developed content continuums and critical pedagogy skills through analysis of their own classroom practice.

Speaker(s):

Amy Lin, Halton District School Board, Burlington, ON
Ruth Teszeri, Halton District School Board, Burlington, ON

60  01:30 PM144BCGeneralRegular (60 min)Teaching and Learning Leadership

Resources and Strategies for Building a Strong Mathematical Focus into the Lesson Study Practice of New and Experienced Teams
What guiding questions, activities, and coaching strategies raise lesson study from a simple set of steps (set goals, plan lesson, teach, reflect) to true lesson research? Explore new resources for leaders that focus lesson study on revealing students' mathematical thinking and on developing teacher knowledge of mathematics and pedagogy.

Speaker(s):

Jane Gorman, Education Development Center, Newton, MA
Johannah Nikula, Education Development Center, Newton, MA

61  01:30 PM150BSecondary (9 - 12)Regular (60 min)Leading with Professional Learning

Essential Understandings Book Series: "Professional Development Tools for Engaging Teachers with Mathematics, Grades 9-12"
An NCTM content series for teachers, Essential Understandings, focuses on grade-band specific topics that are mathematically important, difficult to understand, and challenging to teach. This session will provide an overview of the books planned for grades 9-12, and the first book in the series, "Functions", will be discussed.

Speaker(s):

Patricia Wilson, University of Georgia, Athens, GA
Gwen Lloyd, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State Universit, Blacksburg, VA
Sybilla Beckmann, University of Georgia, Athens, GA
Thomas Cooney, University of Georgia, Athens, GA

62  01:30 PM144ACollegeRegular (60 min)Teaching and Learning Leadership

Supervision of Student Teachers using PRIME Standards
Student teaching is a critical component to prepare candidates for teaching mathematics. Leadership is essential to their development. PRIME standards can help cooperating teachers, supervisors, and educators. Speakers will briefly share the elements, challenges, and successes. We will continue with participant discussion focused on key components of student teaching.

Speaker(s):

Connie Schrock, NCSM Regional 2 Director, Emporia State University, Emporia, KS
Kay Gilliland, NCSM Past President, Mills College, Oakland, CA

63  01:30 PM147AGeneralRegular (60 min)Technology Leadership

Texas Instruments Sponsor Showcase: Use the TI-Nspire to Engage Students and Explore Multiple Representations of Algebraic and Geometric Concepts
Using the linked multiple representations (graphs, geometric constructions, and spreadsheets) of the TI-Nspire, students can explore rich application problems that connect algebra and geometry. Participants will construct TI-Nspire documents based on ancient optimization problems that will help students develop algebraic and geometric concepts. This session is appropriate for new users.

Speaker(s):

Betty Gasque, Texas Instruments, Dallas, TX

64  01:30 PM147BGeneralRegular (60 min)Technology Leadership

Key Curriculum Press Technology Showcase: A Sneak-Preview of Sketchpad Version 5
Try the latest version of this award-winning software, used across grade levels and around the world, to help students develop powerful mathematical understanding through dynamic, interactive visualization. This version integrates with your digital classroom, adding power and convenience, extending applications across curriculum topics. Learn what's new from Sketchpad's designer and developer.

Speaker(s):

Nicholas Jackiw, Key Curriculum Press Technologies, Emeryville, CA

65  02:30 PM149ABGeneralDouble (120 min)Assessment Leadership

The One-on-One Assessment Interview: A Powerful Tool for Teacher Professional Development
The one-on-one assessment interview is in wide use in a variety of Australian professional development contexts. This interactive session will explore its benefits through the use of video clips, opportunities for participants to try out some tasks, and stories of its use by professional development leaders in Australia.

Speaker(s):

Doug Clarke, Australian Catholic University, Fitzroy, Victoria
Ann Downton, Australian Catholic University, Fitzroy, Victoria
Anne Roche, Australian Catholic University, Fitzroy, Victoria
Rose Knight, Australian Catholic University, Fitzroy, Victoria

66  02:30 PM151BGeneralDouble (120 min)Leading with Professional Learning

Supporting Teacher Leaders as They Engage Their Colleagues in the Lesson Study Process
You've finally got lesson study up and running in your region. How do you continue to support teacher leaders as they work to implement lesson study in their districts? Come hear about and engage in several activities that we have used with our teacher leaders to support their ongoing work.

Speaker(s):

Michele Burgess, Allegheny Intermediate Unit, Homestead, PA

67  02:30 PM145BIntermediate (3 - 5)Double (120 min)Leading with Professional Learning

Leading Professional Learning Communities: Key Ingredients to Developing Mathematical Understanding: Anticipating, Monitoring, Selecting, Sequencing, and Connecting Student Thinking
The Thinking Through a Lesson Protocol (TTLP), by Dr. Margaret Smith and others at the University of Pittsburgh, engages mathematics educators to think deeply about lessons and how students learn mathematics. By anticipating, monitoring, selecting, sequencing, and connecting student work, teachers develop and deepen students' understanding of key mathematical ideas.

Speaker(s):

Michael Fierle, Math & Science Collaborative, Homestead, PA
Corinne Murawski, Math & Science Collaborative, Homestead, PA

68  02:30 PM140ABMiddle (6 - 8)Double (120 min)Leadership Connecting Research and Practice

Who Should Take Algebra in 8th Grade?... and What To Do If Student's Aren't Ready
This session will share results from a study tracking standardized test scores of 7th and 8th grade students to determine what level of achievement is needed for success in algebra, and some of the challenges and solutions from California. Participants will exchange ideas about how these challenges are faced nationally.

Speaker(s):

Shelley Kriegler, University of California at Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA
Cynthia Raff, University of California at Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA

69  02:30 PM145AMiddle (6 - 8)Double (120 min)Equity Leadership

Teaching Mathematics to English Learners - an English Language Development/Mathematics Partnership
Participants will engage in an interactive overview of a program developed by Pomona Unified School District to ensure access to secondary mathematics for English learners.

Speaker(s):

Diane Kinch, Pomona Unified School District, Pomona, CA

70  02:30 PM154ABSecondary (9 - 12)Double (120 min)Technology Leadership

Six of the Best: Favorite Technology Skills that Teachers Love Learning About
Training teachers to enjoy their teaching more by using technology is immensely satisfying. This session will describe the "Technology for Secondary Math" workshops (United Kingdom) which offer six favorite strands: Word for Math, the Web for Math, Excel for Math, Dynamic Coordinate Geometry, Dynamic Statistics, and Dynamic Geometry.

Speaker(s):

Douglas Butler, iCT Training Centre (Oundle, UK), Peterborough, Cambridgeshire

71  02:45 PM146ABCGeneralRegular (60 min)Leading with Professional Learning

Addressing Challenges in Designing and Implementing Teacher Professional Development Programs: Drawing on the Evidence
Despite growing knowledge about effective mathematics teacher professional development, it remains challenging to enact programs in many school and district contexts that draw on this knowledge base. This session will provide practical advice for enacting professional development programs that build on what we know from theory, research, and practice.

Speaker(s):

Iris Weiss, Horizon Research, Inc., Chapel Hill, NC
Daniel Heck, Horizon Research, Inc., Chapel Hill, NC

72  02:45 PM143ABGeneralRegular (60 min)Leading with Professional Learning

Designing a New Teacher Induction Program for Mathematics Teachers
Learn how one district uses a three-day summer academy, after-school study sessions, and one-on-one coaching to assist in the induction of new mathematics teachers. The session will focus on how each part of the induction program operates and functions to meet the needs of new mathematics teachers.

Speaker(s):

James Paschal, Knox County Schools, Knoxville, TN

73  02:45 PM143CGeneralRegular (60 min)Curriculum Leadership

Enacting New Mandatory State Guidelines for K-12 Mathematics by Connecting Curriculum, Instruction, Assessment, Research, and Professional Learning
As of May 2008, Iowa has new first-ever mandatory state guidelines for K-12 mathematics, which are being implemented through professional learning that connects curriculum, instruction, and assessment, based on research. We will discuss the state initiative, with examples and experiences, and report on progress in this new state adventure.

Speaker(s):

Eric Hart, Maharishi University of Management, Fairfield, IA
Judith Spitzli, Iowa Department of Education, Des Moines, IA

74  02:45 PM150AGeneralRegular (60 min)Equity Leadership

Knowing and Modeling PRIME Equity Leadership!
This interactive session will provide participants with the opportunity to develop understanding of the Equity Principle leadership actions as described in PRIME. Participants will spend time using self-assessment tools to connect the Equity actions into the context of their workplace. The latest PRIME Equity Toolkit materials will also be provided.

Speaker(s):

Linda Fulmore, NCSM Second Vice President, Cave Creek, AZ
Timothy Kanold, NCSM President, Chicago, IL

75  02:45 PM150BGeneralRegular (60 min)Curriculum Leadership

Leading Curriculum Selection as an Opportunity for Improving Mathematics Learning
Curriculum leaders face many decisions when facilitating the selection process of mathematics instructional materials. In this session, we will share findings from an NSF-funded study that reports on the mathematics adoption experiences of curriculum leaders across the country, including their role in the selection process and factors affecting selection.

Speaker(s):

June Mark, Education Development Center, Newton, MA
Deborah Spencer, Education Development Center, Newton, MA
Julie Zeringue, Education Development Center, Newton, MA
Katherine Schwinden, Education Development Center, Newton, MA

76  02:45 PM151AGeneralRegular (60 min)Leadership Connecting Research and Practice

Research on Professional Development Practices Outside of the U.S.: What Can We Learn from Others?
According to the NCSM PRIME Leadership Framework, leaders should engage teachers in collaborative dialogue about research-informed instructional practices. During this session, participants will learn about research conducted in India, Japan, and China about professional development practices. Leaders will have an opportunity to connect the research to their own context.

Speaker(s):

Nancy Drickey, Linfield College, McMinnville, OR

77  02:45 PM152AGeneralRegular (60 min)Equity Leadership

Of PRIME Concern: Unpacking the Equity Principle
In this collaborative session, participants will examine the Equity Principle of the PRIME Leadership Framework. Participants will share ideas and develop strategies for advancing the equity discussion in their district.

Speaker(s):

Bill Barnes, Howard County Public School System, Ellicott City, MD
Susan Vohrer, Baltimore County Public Schools, Baltimore, MD

78  02:45 PM152BGeneralRegular (60 min)Leadership Connecting Research and Practice

What do Principals Need to Know to Support NSF-Funded Mathematics Curricula?
We will share findings from a survey of 500 K-8 principals showing whether their leadership content knowledge for mathematics is aligned to their school's mathematics curriculum. We will look at two case study schools where the principals' beliefs about mathematics teaching and learning are aligned and two where they are not.

Speaker(s):

Kristen Reed, Education Development Center, Newton, MA
Lynn Goldsmith, Education Development Center, Newton, MA

79  02:45 PM144AIntermediate (3 - 5)Regular (60 min)Curriculum Leadership

Integration of Mathematics, Science, and Literacy
In New York City we are developing strategies that would integrate our science, mathematics, and literacy curricula. During this interactive workshop participants will have an opportunity to experience this process. We will share our strategies, and we will analyze the role notebooks play in deepening conceptual understanding of our students.

Speaker(s):

Sandra Jenoure, New York City Department of Education, New York, NY
Elizabeth Emond, New York City Department of Education, New York, NY

80  02:45 PM150ASecondary (9 - 12)Regular (60 min)Technology Leadership

Using a Computer Algebra System to Provide Equal Access to Algebra for All Students
Faced with a school district mandate to have all high school students complete an algebra curriculum, a group of high school teachers decided to have their under-performing students use a Computer Algebra System in their pre-algebra and algebra classes. Hear about their journey and the dramatic impact on student attitude.

Speaker(s):

Larry Osthus, Independent Mathematics Consultant, Des Moines, IA

81  02:45 PM147AGeneralRegular (60 min)Assessment Leadership

Pearson Sponsor Showcase: Power Up with Scott Foresman - Addison Wesley enVisionMATH
Students live in a world of iPods, instant messages, videos, and computer games. This workshop will demonstrate how the power of technology can provide greater access to mathematics content for more students, while making monitoring of student progress easier for teachers.

Speaker(s):

Tim Rogers, Pearson, Glenview, IL

82  02:45 PM147BGeneralRegular (60 min)Teaching and Learning Leadership

Pearson Technology Showcase: Improving Student Success Through Better Engagement - Math XL for School
Appealing and motivational for today's students through rich, multi-media resources, MathXL allows teachers to focus on important aspects of teaching, such as measuring learning outcomes and identifying students who need help, while students receive a customized learning experience with automatic grading, immediate feedback, multiple help resources, and practice, practice, practice!

Speaker(s):

Sandee House, Pearson Consultant, Decatur, GA

83  04:00 PM146ABCGeneralRegular (60 min)Technology Leadership

Educational Gaming - A Trend Line to the Future
Nt Etuk, Co-Founder and CEO of Tabula Digita, creator of the award winning DimensionM math series, will offer examples of the latest educational games his company has in development. He will offer research results and video footage to demonstrate the remarkable effects of using educational games in learning. Game on!

Speaker(s):

Ntiedo Etuk, Co-Founder and CEO, Tabula Digita, Inc., New York, NY

84  04:00 PM143ABGeneralRegular (60 min)Curriculum Leadership

Providing an International Lens to Curriculum Leadership: Achieve's International Benchmarking Project
Achieve has analyzed the content and performance expectations of K-12 mathematics standards from over a dozen countries. This session will focus on the findings of this work and its implications for curriculum leaders working to implement relevant and meaningful standards and curricula.

Speaker(s):

Kaye Forgione, Achieve, Inc., Washington, DC
Laura Slover, Achieve, Inc., Washington, DC

85  04:00 PM143CGeneralRegular (60 min)Equity Leadership

Effective Classroom Practices that Bring ALL Students into the Mathematics Community!
We will connect the research on misconceptions of scaffolding instruction to engage all learners in the classroom. Strategies for connecting prior knowledge, revising misconceptions, and developing mathematical thinking will be explored. We will also discuss implications for intervention for students who have significant gaps.

Speaker(s):

Cindy Fielder, America's Choice, Washington, DC

86  04:00 PM144BCGeneralRegular (60 min)Teaching and Learning Leadership

Developing Instructional Leadership in Mathematics: Accepting Responsibility for Every Student
In this interactive session, we will investigate ways to support instructional leadership (principals, assistant principals) in mathematics at all grades. We will examine the nature of observation in standards-based classrooms, consider ways to interact with teachers around classroom observations, and develop understanding of differentiation strategies and opportunities within mathematical curricula.

Speaker(s):

Cathy Martin, Denver Public Schools, Denver, CO
Becky Sauer, Denver Public Schools, Denver, CO
Kris O'Clair, Denver Public Schools, Denver, CO

87  04:00 PM150AGeneralRegular (60 min)Equity Leadership

An Examination of Gender Differences in Language Used by Parents and Children Working on Mathematical Tasks.
There are many aspects of communication between parents and children as they explore tasks together. Participants will examine video related to vocabulary use, explanations, questioning, and encouragement as parents and children explore tasks in geometry, patterning, and number. An analysis of gender differences will be explored.

Speaker(s):

Melfried Olson, University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu, HI
Claire Okazaki, University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu, HI
Judith Olson, University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu, HI

88  04:00 PM150BGeneralRegular (60 min)Assessment Leadership

From Compliance to Commitment: Implementing a District-Wide Portfolio Initiative
How do you help teachers engage in focused conversations around student work? In this session we will share the journey of a large urban district's move from collecting student work to having collaborative conversations around student work leading to improved student achievement.

Speaker(s):

Astrid Fossum, Milwaukee Public Schools, Milwaukee, WI
Mary Mooney, Milwaukee Public Schools, Milwaukee, WI
Beth Schefelker, Milwaukee Public Schools, Milwaukee, WI

89  04:00 PM151AGeneralRegular (60 min)Curriculum Leadership

Digging Deeper for Systemic Alignment and Improved Mathematics Instruction
There are many factors that contribute to the status of a "low-performing" school. Research shows that a primary factor is systemic misalignment of mathematics assessment, standards, curriculum, and instruction. This session will discuss the importance of data, standards analysis, and steps a collaborative team should take to ensure systemic alignment.

Speaker(s):

Angie Watson, Region 16 Education Service Center, Amarillo, TX

90  04:00 PM152BIntermediate (3 - 5)Regular (60 min)Teaching and Learning Leadership

How Urban Districts Have Achieved Sustainability in Improving Mathematics Teaching and Learning
This session will describe the process of taking generalist elementary and middle school teachers and developing them into mathematics coaches and specialists by presenting a district/university partnership working to empower district personnel to assume resposibility for improving the teaching and learning of mathematics.

Speaker(s):

Anne Collins, Lesley University, Cambridge, MA

91  04:00 PM144AMiddle (6 - 8)Regular (60 min)Teaching and Learning Leadership

Developing Leadership In Site-Based Coaches
Learn how to build the leadership of site-based coaches while they work with students and teachers. Mathematics Instructional Support Teachers are making an impact on student achievement.

Speaker(s):

Roberta Girardi, Howard County Public School System, Ellicott City, MD
Karen Vaden, Howard County Public School System, Ellicott City, MD

92  04:00 PM152ASecondary (9 - 12)Regular (60 min)Technology Leadership

Leading the Way in Implementing Technology in Mathematics Education: Introduction to Teaching with the TI-Nspire Handhelds
Participants will experience different teaching activities that will incorporate the capabilities of the new TI-Nspire handhelds. Participants will get hands-on experiences that will demonstrate the power and creativity that can be evidenced through the implementation of these new handheld computers in teaching high school mathematics.

Speaker(s):

Jim Austin, Bullitt County Public Schools, Shepherdsville, KY

93  04:00 PM147AGeneralRegular (60 min)Teaching and Learning Leadership

Key Curriculum Press Sponsor Showcase: Beautiful Math - How Successful School Approaches Change Students' Lives.
In this presentation we will watch students engage in problem solving and consider the ways that students' lives are changed when they are introduced to the beauty and diversity of mathematics.

Speaker(s):

Jo Boaler, University of Sussex, Brighton, England

94  04:00 PM147BGeneralRegular (60 min)Technology Leadership

CASIO Technology Showcase: Experience the NEW Functions and Interface of CASIO's fx-ES Plus Scientific Calculators.
Experience the newest innovations in calculators from CASIO. Learn about classroom tools and strategies that create an easier, more complete teaching and learning experience. Plus, get a glimpse of our newest online training, customized professional development programs, and the FX9860G Slim graphing calculator, designed to make mathematics easy and affordable!

Speaker(s):

Nevels Nevels, Saint Louis Public Schools, Saint Louis, MO

95  05:15 PM151B(by invitation only)Extended (90 min)

NCSM Regional Leadership Team Meeting
This meeting of the NCSM Regional Leadership Teams and NCSM Regional Directors will focus on the critical work of NCSM for 2009–2010. This meeting is for all those invited to serve on the Regional Teams.

Speaker(s):

Timothy Kanold, , ,
Diane Briars, , ,

 
All Sessions -- Tuesday, April 21, 2009
 
96  07:00 AMHall BGeneral, (ticket required)Special (45 min)

Tuesday Breakfast, Sponsored by Tom Snyder Productions/Scholastic, Inc.
Scholastic, the global children's publishing, education, and media company, has created products and services that educate, entertain, and motivate children to help enlarge their understanding of the world around them. Tom Snyder Productions, a Scholastic company, creates innovative software products and professional development services to inspire great teaching and improve student learning.

97  07:45 AMHall BSpecial (45 min)

NCSM Business Meeting and Sponsor Recognition

98  08:45 AM146ABGeneralRegular (60 min)Leading with Professional Learning

Becoming a PRIME Stage 2 and 3 Leader: Understanding and Knowing the Power of Our Leadership Influence!
This session will provide six specific leadership behaviors for each step of the influence process. Based upon the "Influence" research, we will learn how to make change not only achievable and sustainable, but inevitable. The Stage 2 PRIME leader must become skilled at influencing others toward best practice behaviors.

Speaker(s):

Timothy Kanold, NCSM President, Chicago, IL

99  08:45 AM143ABGeneralRegular (60 min)Teaching and Learning Leadership

Shifting the Focus to Transformed Thinking
How many students are still employing a naive strategy, such as counting, to solve most problems long after they have learned other strategies that would be more efficient? In mathematics leaders' work with teachers, has the time come to put the emphasis on curriculum, teaching, and assessment to transform mathematical thinking?

Speaker(s):

David McKillop, Making Math Matter Inc., Truro, NS

100  08:45 AM143CGeneralRegular (60 min)Teaching and Learning Leadership

Improving Teaching Strategies and Student Learning by Using a Guided Intervention Process
As one component of professional development for an urban Mathematics Science Partnership project and a Teacher/Leader Quality project, teachers developed Guided Intervention Folders for Grades 6-8 students. This process was successful in improving students' mathematics achievement and as a tool for improving teaching practices.

Speaker(s):

Patricia Tinto, Syracuse City School District, Syracuse, NY
Nancy Zarach, Syracuse City School DIstrict, Syracuse, NY
Dianna Newman, University at Albany, Albany, NY
Kathy Gullie, University at Albany, Albany, NY

101  08:45 AM145AGeneralRegular (60 min)Curriculum Leadership

Curriculum Alignment: Models, Processes, and Lessons Learned
Is your district in need of curriculum alignment? Join us for lessons learned through different curriculum models and processes that evolved from work with a single district to a cohort of districts to a curriculum product now in use throughout the state.

Speaker(s):

Tamara Ramsey, Education Service Center Region XIII, Austin, TX
Jo Peters, Education Service Center Region XIII, Austin, TX
Susan Hemphill, Education Service Center Region XIII, Austin, TX
Carol Gautier, Education Service Center Region XIII, Austin, TX

102  08:45 AM150BGeneralRegular (60 min)Teaching and Learning Leadership

Develop and Lead with Coaching: Coaches, Teachers, and Parents
Looking at a successful multi-dimensional coaching model for low socio-economic schools, participants will discuss an overview of the model; participate in journaling, communication, conferencing, and assessment strategies; and review successful parental invention. The coaching model is aligned with NCTM Standards and the equity indicators and stages of the PRIME Leadership Framework.

Speaker(s):

Pam Warrick, University of Arkansas at Little Rock, Little Rock, AR
C. Neelie Dobbins, University of Arkansas at Little Rock, Little Rock, AR

103  08:45 AM151BGeneralRegular (60 min)Assessment Leadership

Using Test Development Strategies to Align Instruction and Assessment
Assessment is only effective as a tool for informing us about the instruction of students if it is closely aligned with instruction. This session will introduce a planning model that will assist teachers and leaders in aligning instruction and assessment based on strategies test developers use to create effective assessments.

Speaker(s):

Eric Moyer, Pearson, Austin, TX

104  08:45 AM151AMiddle (6 - 8)Regular (60 min)Teaching and Learning Leadership

The Lesson Experiment: Learning to Learn from Teaching
This session reports on our efforts to implement Hiebert's (2007) framework for helping "teachers learn how to teach from studying teaching" with pre- and in-service 6th-12th grade mathematics teachers. This framework is a tool to improve instruction and student learning and to generate knowledge for teaching. Handouts and rubrics provided.

Speaker(s):

Jodie Novak, University of Northern Colorado, Greeley, CO
Robert Powers, University of Northern Colorado, Greeley, CO

105  08:45 AM145BSecondary (9 - 12)Regular (60 min)Leading with Professional Learning

Mathematics Teacher Leaders, PRIMED to Lead: Lessons Learned from Teachers Assisting Students to Excel in Learning Mathematics (TASEL-M)
Teacher leaders empower colleagues to improve mathematics programs through NCSM's PRIME Leadership Framework and professional learning communities (PLCs). We will share lessons learned through the TASEL-M NSF-funded project with low-performing high schools and feeder middle schools to build teacher capacity and pedagogical content knowledge.

Speaker(s):

Dianne DeMille, Orange County Department of Education, Costa Mesa, CA
David Pagni, California State University, Fullerton, Fullerton, CA

106  08:45 AM146CSecondary (9 - 12)Regular (60 min)Curriculum Leadership

Not Your Grandpa's Algebra: Rethinking PK-12 Mathematics for College and Workforce Readiness
What steps can get us to a continuous, coherent, PK-12 mathematics curriculum that prepares all students to enter college or the workforce in the rapidly changing world of the 21st century? What needs to happen in high school to build on increasing coherence and beginnings of success in elementary and middle school mathematics?

Speaker(s):

Cathy Seeley, University of Texas Dana Center, Austin, TX

107  08:45 AM150ASecondary (9 - 12)Regular (60 min)Equity Leadership

Changing Their Minds
Do students' self-beliefs impact their achievement? How about teacher beliefs? The typical culture of the high school mathematics classroom may be creating roadblocks to equity for many students. We will share some fresh ideas for shaping the beliefs and attitudes of teachers and students via a year-long Algebra I intervention.

Speaker(s):

Lisa Brown, University of Texas Dana Center, Austin, TX
Susan Hudson Hull, University of Texas Dana Center, Austin, TX

108  08:45 AM147AGeneralRegular (60 min)Teaching and Learning Leadership

CTB/McGraw-Hill Sponsor Showcase: Transforming Algebra Instruction and Achievement via an Online Formative Assessment Solution
Acuity Algebra provides a comprehensive standard-based online or paper-and-pencil solution to assess student readiness, benchmark understanding of algebraic concepts and gauge student proficiency. This session will detail best practices in a district's implementation of Acuity Algebra and show how resulting data identifies strengths and weaknesses in comprehension and helps modify instruction.

Speaker(s):

Tom Moellering, CTB/McGraw-Hill, Monterey, CA

109  08:45 AM147BGeneralRegular (60 min)Technology Leadership

Pearson Technology Showcase: The Power of Student Gaming - Pearson Elementary and Middle School Math Programs
The world is changing and so are your students! Pearson is proud to reach today's digital natives with an exclusive partnership with Tabula Digita! Connect to today's learners through DimensionM™'s Single and Multiplayer immersive educational gaming, tied directly to enVision Math and Prentice Hall Middle[EL] School Mathematics. Explore new gaming methods to engage, motivate, and inspire your students while offering additional mathematics practice.

Speaker(s):

Kristin White, Pearson, Glenview, IL

110  08:45 AM144AGeneralExtended (90 min)Assessment Leadership

Formative Assessment Practices that Inform Both Teachers and Students
Facilitating incorporation of formative assessment practices is the focus of the National Science Foundation (NSF) / Interagency Education Research Initiative (IERI) study of a mathematics problem solving model. This session explores the challenges and successes teachers experience using a trait-based feedback guide to respond to students engaged in problem solving.

Speaker(s):

Edith Gummer, Northwest Regional Educational Laboratory, Portland, OR
Claire Gates, Northwest Regional Educational Laboratory, Portland, OR
Jessica Strowbridge, University of Idaho, Moscow, ID

111  08:45 AM154AGeneralExtended (90 min)Curriculum Leadership

A Leap of Faith: Transitioning to a Focused Curriculum
Florida was the first state to base its standards on Curriculum Focal Points. Experienced-based aspects of transitioning to a curriculum that is focused on depth rather than breadth will be shared with special attention given to the process of leading teachers and administrators to understand what it means to teach deeply.

Speaker(s):

Juli Dixon, University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL

112  08:45 AM154BGeneralExtended (90 min)Equity Leadership

Implications of Standards-Aligned Systems of Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment for Improving the Achievement of Students with Disabilities
This session will describe a standards-aligned system that provides a common framework based upon research and best practice for continuous school enhancement/improvement. Such a system has tremendous implications for improving mathematical understanding and state assessment results for students with disabilities. Specific examples will be provided and discussed.

Speaker(s):

Cecil Crouch III, PA Training and Technical Assistance Network, Pittsburgh, PA
Tracy Ficca, PA Training and Technical Assistance Network, Harrisburg, PA
Jim Bohan, Intermediate Unit #13, Lancaster, PA

113  08:45 AM140ABPrimary (PK - 2)Extended (90 min)Curriculum Leadership

Basic Facts: Building a Systemic Program for All Learners
Basic facts are the building blocks for mathematics success. Students must attain automaticity through a structured curriculum that focuses on strategies and differentiation. This session will share the research and development of a district-wide basic fact program.

Speaker(s):

John SanGiovanni, Howard County Public School System, Ellicott City, MD
Kay Sammons, Howard County Public School System, Ellicott City, MD

114  08:45 AM144BIntermediate (3 - 5)Extended (90 min)Leadership Connecting Research and Practice

Language and Mathematics: Connecting Research to Practice
In this interactive session, we will experience a professional development model which highlights the interplay between aquiring language and learning mathematics. The theoretical foundation for the work includes the tenets of adult learning and conditions that foster change.

Speaker(s):

Grace Coates, University of California, Berkeley, CA
Karen Mayfield-Ingram, University of California, Berkeley, CA

115  08:45 AM144CIntermediate (3 - 5)Extended (90 min)Curriculum Leadership

Helping Staff Instruct Students in the Academic Vocabulary of Mathematics by Combining High Interest Mathematics Manipulatives and a Six-Step Process
Investigate how to use mathematics manipulatives with Marzano and Pickering's "Six-step process for direct instruction in subject-area vocabulary," to help students speak, write, and listen to the language of mathematics. Participate in hands-on activities that are mathematically sound and supportive of one or more of the Six Steps Marzano outlines.

Speaker(s):

Robert Jesberg, K'NEX Education, Hatfield, PA
Janie Zimmer, Research -Based Education, Reading, PA

116  08:45 AM149ABMiddle (6 - 8)Extended (90 min)Technology Leadership

Developing Leadership in Technology Integration: An Effective Online Teacher Workshop Model
Examine a model of professional development from the Math Forum @ Drexel that provides opportunities for teachers to build their understanding of mathematical concepts, explore ways that they can create similar experiences for students, and learn more about resources and support which will enable them to become leaders in this community.

Speaker(s):

Suzanne Alejandre, The Math Forum at Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA
Marie Hogan, Traweek Middle School, West Covina, CA
Glenys Martin, W. P. Sandin Composite High School, Shellbrook, SK
Ashley Miller, China Grove Middle School, China Grove, NC

117  08:45 AM152ASecondary (9 - 12)Extended (90 min)Leading with Professional Learning

Professional Development for Grades 6 -12 Teachers that Updates and Connects Content Standards and Models Powerful Pedagogy Through Discrete Mathematics
NCTMs Navigating through Discrete Mathematics, Grades 6 - 12 is a practical resource for lively, interactive professional development. Authors model and discuss professional development that deepens teachers content knowledge, provides suggestions for integrating number, algebra, geometry, and discrete mathematics standards, and focuses on powerful pedagogy.

Speaker(s):

Margaret Kenney, Boston College, Chestnut Hill, MA
Eric Hart, Maharishi University of Management, Fairfield, IA

118  08:45 AM152BMiddle (6 - 8)Extended (90 min)Equity Leadership

Enhancing Mathematics and Language Understanding through Geometry: A Model for Supporting Mathematics Coaches and Teachers Working with English Language Learners
Learn how mathematics teachers and coaches in three New York City schools improved support for English language learners by using protocols focused on academic language and mathematical understanding to guide both lesson planning and coaching discussions about lesson observations. Share benefits from the perspectives of the teachers and coaches.

Speaker(s):

Mark Driscoll, Education Development Center, Newton, MA
Johannah Nikula, Education Development Center, Newton, MA
Rachel Wing DiMatteo, Education Development Center, Newton, MA

119  10:15 AM146ABGeneralRegular (60 min)Equity Leadership

The Positioning of African American Schoolgirls as Mathematics and Science Learners
The speaker, a mathematics educator, is Co-Principal Investigator on a three-year National Science Foundation-funded study to explore how African American girls within impoverished communities position themselves in relation to mathematics and science learning and the impact of teachers, counselors and parents' positionality on the girls' science and mathematics learning experiences.

Speaker(s):

Thomasenia Lott Adams, University of Florida, Gainsville, FL

120  10:15 AM143CGeneralRegular (60 min)Teaching and Learning Leadership

Slow Down to Think Mathematically
This session will introduce participants to "problems without figures," which encourage students' mathematical thinking and discussion of diverse strategies. Without the distraction of figures (numbers), students can focus on how they would approach solving a problem.

Speaker(s):

Patsy Wang-Iverson, The Gabriella and Paul Rosenbaum Foundation, Bryn Mawr, PA
Richard Askey, University of Wisconsin-Madison (retired), Madison, WI
Marian Palumbo, Bernards Township Schools, Basking Ridge, NJ

121  10:15 AM145AGeneralRegular (60 min)Curriculum Leadership

Changing Their Minds: Making the Textbook a Resource Instead of the Curriculum
Alignment of state curriculum frameworks with district resources is fundamental to student achievement. Curriculum frameworks will be analyzed and subdivided into more precise skills. Textbooks will be examined to see if they meet the framework requirements. Gaps between the curriculum frameworks and textbooks will be identified.

Speaker(s):

Kimberly Jones, The Learning Institute, Hot Springs, AR
Pam Berry, The Learning Institute, Hot Springs, AR

122  10:15 AM145BGeneralRegular (60 min)Leading with Professional Learning

Collaborating to Improve Mathematics Achievement in an Urban District: The Rowan/Camden Mathematics Partnership
This presentation will describe the mathematics coaches' collaborative and will focus on the viewpoints of the coaches, the district mathematics supervisors, the university facilitator, and the project director. The session will include sample activities and agendas, with opportunities for questions and discussion.

Speaker(s):

Janet Caldwell, Rowan University, Glassboro, NJ
Jacqueline Sykes, Camden City Schools, Camden, NJ
Daphne Gilstrap, Camden City Schools, Camden, NJ
Alexis Kopperman, Rowan University, Glassboro, NJ

123  10:15 AM146CGeneralRegular (60 min)Assessment Leadership

Formative Assessment: Moving Behind the Hype and the Rhetoric to Substance and Practice
Formative assessment has typically become the latest buzzword and most recent panacea presented with great hype and much blather. This session will engage participants in the substance behind the jargon and take a practical look at the formative assessment practices that research suggests can make a difference in student achievement.

Speaker(s):

Steven Leinwand, NCSM Past President, American Institutes for Research, Washington, DC

124  10:15 AM150AGeneralRegular (60 min)Curriculum Leadership

Knowing and Modeling PRIME Curriculum Leadership!
This interactive session will provide participants with the opportunity to develop understanding of the Curriculum Principle leadership actions as described in The NCSM PRIME Leadership Framework. Participants will spend time using self assessment tools to connect the Curriculum Principle actions into the context of their workplace. The latest PRIME Toolkit materials will be provided.

Speaker(s):

Diane Briars, NCSM President-Elect, Pittsburgh, PA
Ruth Harbin Miles, NCSM Membership Chair, Hays, KS

125  10:15 AM151AGeneralRegular (60 min)Teaching and Learning Leadership

Where in the World Are You? Supporting and Developing School-Based Mathematics Teacher Leaders
How do mathematics teacher leaders (MTLs) at different stages of their own leadership trajectory effect change with teachers, students, administrators, and climate in their buildings? Examine the work of MTLs in classrooms and schools across a large urban district that fosters professional growth and leadership development in mathematics education.

Speaker(s):

Lee Ann Pruske, Milwaukee Public Schools, Milwaukee, WI
Astrid Fossum, Milwaukee Public Schools, Milwaukee, WI
Paige Richards, Milwaukee Public Schools, Milwaukee, WI

126  10:15 AM143ABMiddle (6 - 8)Regular (60 min)Curriculum Leadership

Developing Algebraic Reasoning in the Middle Grades - Coherence or Chaos?
With 50 different state frameworks, it is difficult to maintain coherence and integrity of any mathematics curriculum. This talk will present examples of students' algebraic reasoning in middle grades from classrooms using an National Science Foundation-funded curriculum and raise issues about the challenges in developing algebraic reasoning.

Speaker(s):

Elizabeth Phillips, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI

127  10:15 AM150BIntermediate (3 - 5)Regular (60 min)Leading with Professional Learning

Coaches, Are You Looking for Ways to Get All Teachers Involved in Professional Development?
Learn about one school's journey to raise student achievement in mathematics through unique job-embedded professional development that transfers to classroom practice, even with reluctant teachers. I will share processes and activities used in coaching and building professional learning communities. Outcomes that include student data and teacher feedback will be reported.

Speaker(s):

Elizabeth Gehron, Seminole County Public Schools, Sanford, FL

128  10:15 AM151BMiddle (6 - 8)Regular (60 min)Curriculum Leadership

Accent on Algebra: Developing Conceptual Understanding by Making Connections Across the Middle Grades Curriculum
The NCTM Curriculum Focal Points emphasize a strong focus on algebra during middle school. Learn how teachers can help students gain a deeper understanding of algebra with curriculum specifically designed to make connections among prior experiences. Participants will explore activities across grades 6, 7, and 8 that showcase such connections.

Speaker(s):

Katherine Gavin, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT

129  10:15 AM147AGeneralRegular (60 min)Teaching and Learning Leadership

Holt Mc Dougal Sponsor Showcase: Intervention Tools to put Struggling Students Back on Track
Struggling students often need more time for intervention with prerequisite skills as well as on-level topics. Holt McDougal offers a variety of resources to help students get back on track. Our intervention systems provide complete support for teachers. Attendees will receive a CD-ROM or workbook. Supplies are limited.

Speaker(s):

Heather Trotter, Holt Mc Dougal, Austin, TX
Sherry Bailey, Holt McDougal, Austin, TX

130  10:15 AM147BGeneralRegular (60 min)Technology Leadership

Texas Instrument Technology Showcase: What's New At Texas Instruments Now?
Updates on the latest Texas Instruments products and free resources: thousands of free calculator lesson plans, SAT and ACT practice tests from the Princeton Review, funding resources, and more.

Speaker(s):

Robb Wilson, Texas Instruments, Dallas, TX

131  10:30 AM140ABGeneralExtended (90 min)Leadership Connecting Research and Practice

Leading by Connecting Culture and Mathematics.
Leaders recognize that mathematics teaching and learning occur in a cultural context. This presentation will describe our attempt to illustrate the role of culture in the mathematics classroom. Participants will explore culturally-based tasks and discuss the ways to use them in mathematics lessons.

Speaker(s):

Chadd McGlone, University of Norht Carolina - Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC
Jim Barta, Utah State University, Salt Lake City, UT

132  10:30 AM152BPrimary (PK - 2)Extended (90 min)Teaching and Learning Leadership

Leading from Beside: Co-accountability to Foster Teacher Growth
Come and explore a professional development model that actively involves teachers in planning, teaching, and reflecting on lessons to increase students' understanding of concepts and use of mathematical language. This model fosters co-accountability, augments cooperation to promote appropriate learning, and fosters teacher ownership of professional development that increases student achievement.

Speaker(s):

Susan Smith, Pittsburgh Public Schools, Pittsburgh, PA
Rodney Necciai, Pittsburgh Public Schools, Pittsburgh, PA

133  10:30 AM144BIntermediate (3 - 5)Extended (90 min)Leading with Professional Learning

Lost in Translation? Learning to Speak the Languages of Fluency and Understanding to Develop Mathematical Proficiency
How can districts transition to the National Advisory Panel's recommendations? The key is translation - making sure teachers and students understand the Panel's statement, "The curriculum must simultaneously develop conceptual understanding, computational fluency, and problem solving skills." Learn how one district balances procedural facility with the ability to reason mathematically.

Speaker(s):

Lori Fanning, Fulton County Schools, Atlanta, GA
Debbie Crawford, Curriculum Professional Development | Pearson, Glenview, IL
Patricia Rooks, Fulton County Schools, Atlanta, GA

134  10:30 AM144CMiddle (6 - 8)Extended (90 min)Teaching and Learning Leadership

Improving Access to Language: A Key to Improving Mathematics Learning
Participants will experience professional development activities that they can use with teachers in their districts to address the key questions: What strategies can help students access language so that they can learn mathematics? What does the research say about these strategies? Participants view classroom video of strategies in action.

Speaker(s):

Emily Fagan, Education Development Center, Newton, MA

135  10:30 AM152AMiddle (6 - 8)Extended (90 min)Assessment Leadership

The Development of Teacher Expertise in Classroom Assessment as a Context for Deeper Understanding of Mathematics
This interactive session will highlight assessment/content-related activities and teacher-designed materials developed in the Boulder Partnership for Excellence in Mathematics Education. This partnership, involving middle grades mathematics teachers, Colorado University faculty, and Freudenthal Institute researchers, focused on the design of classroom assessment as a context for deepening generative understanding of mathematics.

Speaker(s):

David Webb, University of Colorado at Boulder, Boulder, CO
Paige Larson, Boulder Valley School District, Boulder, CO
Michael Matassa, Boulder Valley School District, Boulder, CO

136  10:30 AM154AMiddle (6 - 8)Extended (90 min)Curriculum Leadership

Open-Ended Problems That Fit the Middle School Curriculum - With Extensions
Participants will engage in considering a different view of good problems for the middle school curriculum: simple rule to begin, engage in mathematical thinking, computational practice while solving the problem, and connect to mathematics at a higher level. See that once we get the answer, mathematics begins. Useful Handouts.

Speaker(s):

Jerry Becker, Southern Illinois University Carbdonale, Carbondale, IL

137  10:30 AM144ASecondary (9 - 12)Extended (90 min)Curriculum Leadership

Making Sense Of Mathematics: The Answer is the Question
Too often students learn rote procedures with little understanding and consequently cannot transfer their learning to any new setting. Using technology and a focus on inquiry, asking questions that engage students in thinking and reasoning about the mathematics and about the procedures can make a real difference in student learning.

Speaker(s):

Tom Dick, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR

138  10:30 AM149ABSecondary (9 - 12)Extended (90 min)Technology Leadership

Developing Algebraic Thinking with Technology
Successfully developing high achievement in algebra for all learners requires systemic vision, incorporating research-based instructional strategies, appropriate use of technology, and curriculum that empower conceptual learning. This session will present examples of how curriculum with embedded technology can be used to enable teachers to increase student capacity for algebraic thinking.

Speaker(s):

Steve Rasmussen, Key Curriculum Press, Emeryville, CA
Timothy Pope, Key Curriculum Press, Emeryville, CA

139  10:30 AM154BCollegeExtended (90 min)Assessment Leadership

Mining for Gold with Guided Field Investigations
During field experiences pre-service teachers often fill their daily journals with the minutiae of classroom activities, forgetting that it is the teacher they are observing, not just the students. Using guided investigations will help to focus pre-service teachers on key skills and the nuances that make teaching an art form.

Speaker(s):

Debbie Gochenaur, Elizabethtown College, Elizabethtown, PA
Mike Long, Shippensburg University, Shippensburg, PA

140  12:15 PMHall BGeneral, (ticket required)Double (120 min)

Tuesday Luncheon, Sponsored by Texas Instruments
Texas Instruments helps educators teach and students succeed in mathematics and science by providing research-based technology for instruction and assessment, curricular materials and professional development—essential components proven to deliver greater student achievement.

141  02:30 PM146ABGeneralRegular (60 min)Leading with Professional Learning

Reasoning and Sense-Making in Mathematics: Issues for Leaders, Teachers, and the Mathematics Community. An Update on NCTM Initiatives and Beyond.
This session will challenge leaders to impact student sense-making and proficiency in mathematics across each leader's areas of responsibility. How can leaders support teachers and the mathematics community to engage students in stimulating, sound mathematical learning? Current initiatives of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics will be discussed.

Speaker(s):

Henry Kepner, President, National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, Reston, VA

142  02:30 PM143CGeneralRegular (60 min)Leadership Connecting Research and Practice

Implementing Positive Change in Mathematics Through Research-Based Coaching
Mathematics coaches have a challenging and demanding job. This session provides practical advice on effective coaching practices based upon research and personal experience. What educational factors do coaches need to focus their efforts in order to improve classroom instruction?

Speaker(s):

Ted Hull, Hull Educational Consulting, Pflugerville, TX
Ruth Harbin Miles, NCSM Membership Chair, Consultant, Madison, VA
Don Balka, Saint Mary's College, Notre Dame, IN

143  02:30 PM145AGeneralRegular (60 min)Curriculum Leadership

A Collaborative Discussion with NCSM Past Presidents about Creating a Rational K-12 Mathematics Curriculum
Building from the PRIME Leadership Standard for Curriculum Leadership, this session will blend small group discussion and large group sharing to address strategies for creating a more rational K-12 mathematics curriculum. An experienced group of NCSM Past Presidents will facilitate the discussions and model the process of collaborative discussion.

Speaker(s):

Larry Bradsby, NCSM Past President, Lakewood, CO
Steve Leinwand, NCSM Past President, Washington, DC

144  02:30 PM145BGeneralRegular (60 min)Leading with Professional Learning

Got Sense? A Professional Learning Journey for Number Sense
This interactive session will discuss a three-year professional development plan to support quality teaching, with a focus on Number Sense. It will also share specific grade level professional development, use of technology, resources, classroom strategies, and funding from the viewpoints of a mathematics coach, mathematics consultant, and principal.

Speaker(s):

Laurel Marsh, Howard County Public Schools, Columbia, MD
Jonathan Davis, Howard County Public Schools, Columbia, MD
Beth Kobett, Stevenson University, Stevenson, MD

145  02:30 PM151BGeneralRegular (60 min)Leadership Connecting Research and Practice

Mathematics Coaching For Principals: Increasing Leadership Content Knowledge (LCK) for Supervision
How can mathematics specialists help principals develop the Leadership Content Knowledge (LCK) needed for effective teacher supervision? This interactive panel presentation will share findings from a study of nearly 500 K-8 principals to show how administrator coursework combined with district and building-based support can affect principals' LCK.

Speaker(s):

Loretta Heuer, Education Development Center, Inc., Newton, MA
Kristen Reed, Education Development Center, Inc., Newton, MA
Kathi Klaas, Sun Prairie Area School District, Sun Prairie, WI

146  02:30 PM146CPrimary (PK - 2)Regular (60 min)Leadership Connecting Research and Practice

Report of the National Research Council's Committee on Early Childhood Mathathematics: Learning Paths Toward Excellence and Equity
The National Research Council recently completed a study of early childhood mathematics, synthesizing and analyzing research from a number of disciplinary fields. Authors of the report draw implications for leadership, policy, and practice that will help all children, especially vulnerable children, get a strong start in learning mathematics.

Speaker(s):

Karen Fuson, Northwestern University, Fallbrook, CA
Herbert Ginsburg, Teachers College Columbia University, New York, NY
Sybilla Beckmann, University of Georgia, Athens, GA
Douglas Clements, University at Buffalo, State University New York, Buffalo, NY

147  02:30 PM143ABIntermediate (3 - 5)Regular (60 min)Leadership Connecting Research and Practice

Research and Best Practices to Help Teachers Motivate Struggling Mathematics Students
Effort counts. Teachers who believe this have a good start with struggling students, but another piece to the puzzle is motivating students to invest effort. What can research and effective teachers tell us about motivating students who struggle with mathematics and who don't believe they can or want to do it?

Speaker(s):

Janet Pittock, Scholastic, New York, NY

148  02:30 PM151AIntermediate (3 - 5)Regular (60 min)Curriculum Leadership

Teach Less, Learn More - Curriculum Implementation in Singapore Schools
Using selected topics such as area and fractions, the speaker illustrates how the goal to teach less so that students can learn more can be achieved in the implementation of a national curriculum. Teach Less, Learn More is an initiative in Singapore schools across subject areas.

Speaker(s):

Ban Har Yeap, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, Singapore

149  02:30 PM150AMiddle (6 - 8)Regular (60 min)Leadership Connecting Research and Practice

Key Components of Effective Professional Development for Grade 6-8 Teachers: Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Research-Based, Development of Students' Mathematical Thinking
What constitutes a quality professional development? In this session, we will share our successful experiences in designing and implementing professional development institutes for Grades 6-8 inservice teachers. We will provide a sample of a Department of Education (ED) funded proposal including rationale, scope and sequence, day-by-day syllabus, and activities.

Speaker(s):

Jenny Tsankova, Roger Williams University, Bristol, RI
Polina Sabinin, Boston University, Boston, MA

150  02:30 PM150BSecondary (9 - 12)Regular (60 min)Assessment Leadership

Achieve Equity in Your Classroom by Developing Effective Descriptive Feedback with Assessments Based on Standards
Experience the process Milwaukee Public Schools' teachers use to collaboratively analyze student work samples using a protocol that identifies key mathematics features, anticipates misconceptions, gives descriptive feedback, and determines next steps. We will discuss assessment research, correlations with student achievement, and connections with the PRIME Leadership Framework Assessment Principle.

Speaker(s):

Laura Maly, Milwaukee Public Schools, Milwaukee, WI
Henry Kranendonk, Milwaukee Public Schools, Milwaukee, WI

151  02:30 PM147AGeneralRegular (60 min)Teaching and Learning Leadership

America's Choice Sponsor Showcase: Language, Culture, and Motivation in the Mathematics Classroom Leading Up to Algebra. What To Do When Students Aren't Ready for Algebra.
Join a lively, informed discussion about the mathematics, pedagogy, and student motivators that effective readiness courses need to succeed. Learn how targeted support, including interventions that repair engrained misconceptions about math concepts, can help striving students succeed once they enroll in algebra.

Speaker(s):

Philip Daro, America's Choice, San Francisco, CA

152  02:30 PM147BGeneralRegular (60 min)Technology Leadership

Explore Learning Technology Showcase: Using Online Simulations from ExploreLearning (Gizmos) to Improve Student Achievement in Mathematics
Learn how to use online simulations to put research about effective instructional strategies into practice in classrooms. We will summarize Marzano's research showing that computer-based simulations are powerful instructional aids. We will also demonstrate our online simulations, ExploreLearning Gizmos, which promote inquiry and understanding for students in grades 3-12.

Speaker(s):

David Shuster, ExploreLearning, Charlottesville, VA

153  02:30 PM149ABGeneralExtended (90 min)Curriculum Leadership

A Balanced Curriculum: The Integration of Basic Skills and Conceptual Understanding
This session will provide supervisors and teachers with strategies to develop and implement curriculum that integrates conceptual understanding and basic skills in mathematics. Participants will be involved in activities that can foster support for such in school mathematics and lead to standards-based reforms that are supported by all stakeholders.

Speaker(s):

Eric Milou, Rowan University, Glassboro, NJ

154  02:30 PM152AGeneralExtended (90 min)Leadership Connecting Research and Practice

Identifying Teacher Moves that Help Students Learn How to Participate in Mathematical Discussion: A Classroom Case from Grade 3
In this interactive session, participants will examine transcripts of a third grade classroom at two different times of the school year to identify teacher moves designed to help students learn how to engage in mathematical discussions. Participants will also discuss the implications of this work for teacher-leaders.

Speaker(s):

Virginia Bastable, Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley, MA
Susan Jo Russell, TERC, Cambridge, MA
Deborah Schifter, Education Development Center, Newton, MA

155  02:30 PM152BGeneralExtended (90 min)Leading with Professional Learning

Leading the Learning: A Mathematics Specialist's Journey
One district will share its journey in establishing a job-embedded professional development coaching model, including strategies used in creating a culture of collaboration. Participants will explore the significance of the coach-principal and coach-teacher relationship and gain tools to develop and strengthen these relationships to ultimately achieve the school's mathematics vision.

Speaker(s):

Debbie Delozier, Stafford County Public Schools, Stafford, VA
JoAnne Baker, Rocky Run Elementary School, Fredericksburg, VA
Melody Sandoval, Rocky Run Elementary School, Fredericksburg, VA
Barabara Giese, Rocky Run Elementary School, Fredericksburg, VA

156  02:30 PM154BGeneralExtended (90 min)Curriculum Leadership

Pennsylvania's Standards-Aligned System in Mathematics
Pennsylvania had created a system of educational components and resources to provide focus and coherence for all mathematics classrooms in the Commonwealth. This session will detail and show examples of these standards-aligned components and the professional development program that supports its implementation. Exemplars of the web tool will be shared.

Speaker(s):

Jim Bohan, Lancaster-Lebanon Intermediate Unit 13, Lancaster, PA

157  02:30 PM144CIntermediate (3 - 5)Extended (90 min)Equity Leadership

Meeting the Needs of Teachers of English Language Learners (ELL) in the Mathematics Classroom
The Chicago Bilingual Mathematics Laboratory is a professional development program for teachers of ELL students. Learn about how this project integrates mathematics professional development with the arts, ELL strategies, and lesson study to help teachers meet the needs of all students.

Speaker(s):

Alison Whittington, Chicago Public Schools, Chicago, IL
Ava Belisle-Chatterjee, Columbia College Chicago, Chicago, IL
Barbara Molina, Chicago Public Schools, Chicago, IL

158  02:30 PM140ABMiddle (6 - 8)Extended (90 min)Teaching and Learning Leadership

Providing Responsive Interventions
How do we design professional development that deepens teachers' content knowledge as it provides them with effective intervention strategies for their at-risk students? This session will incorporate the strategies that we use with teachers, how teachers implement these strategies, and results of student and teacher assessments.

Speaker(s):

Valerie Maxwell, University of Delaware, Newark, DE
Christina Poetzl, University of Delaware, Newark, DE

159  02:30 PM144BMiddle (6 - 8)Extended (90 min)Equity Leadership

Strategies for Making Middle School Mathematics More Accessible to Students with Learning Disabilities
Participants will experience professional development activities that they can use with teachers to address the key question: What are ways to make lessons more accessible to students with disabilities while maintaining the integrity of the mathematics content? They will learn about strategies, view a video, and examine student work.

Speaker(s):

Amy Brodesky, Education Development Center, Newton, MA

160  02:30 PM154AMiddle (6 - 8)Extended (90 min)Technology Leadership

Developing Teacher Leaders with Online Resources
Illuminations develops leaders by allowing enthusiastic teachers to share their ideas with others and by providing standards-based resources for all teachers to access online. This session will investigate resources created by participants in the 2008 Illuminations Summer Institute and will highlight the Illuminations Game Room, our newest initiative.

Speaker(s):

Patrick Vennebush, NCTM, Reston, VA

161  02:30 PM144ASecondary (9 - 12)Extended (90 min)Assessment Leadership

Achieve's ADP Algebra I and Algebra II Exams: A Multi-State Effort
A consortium of states is partnering with Achieve and Pearson to create common mathematics exams. The Algebra II Exam was first administered in 2008, while the Algebra I Exam will be first administered in 2009. We will share the exams' format, released items, and tasks created by the Dana Center.

Speaker(s):

Tracy Halka, Achieve, Inc., Washington, DC
Susan Hudson Hull, University of Texas Dana Center, Austin, TX

162  04:00 PM143CGeneralExtended (90 min)Leading with Professional Learning

Canadian Regional Caucus
Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, New Brunswick, Newfoundland, Northwest Territories, Nova Scotia, Nunavut, Ontario, Prince Edward Island, Quebec, Saskatchewan, Yukon

Speaker(s):

Donna Karsten, NCSM Canadian Regional Director, Halifax, NS

163  04:00 PM151AGeneralExtended (90 min)Teaching and Learning Leadership

Central Region 1 Caucus
Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio

Speaker(s):

Steven Viktora, NCSM Regional Director C1, Winnetka, IL

164  04:00 PM147AGeneralExtended (90 min)Leading with Professional Learning

Central Region 2 Caucus
Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wisconsin

Speaker(s):

Connie Schrock, NCSM Regional Director C2, Emporia, KS

165  04:00 PM145AGeneralExtended (90 min)Leading with Professional Learning

Eastern Region 1 Caucus
Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, Rhode Island, Vermont, Military State AE (Armed Forces Africa, Canada, Europe, and Middle East)

Speaker(s):

Laurie Boswell, NCSM Regional Director E1, Monroe, NH

166  04:00 PM145BGeneralExtended (90 min)Leading with Professional Learning

Eastern Region 2 Caucus
Delaware, District of Columbia, Maryland, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, West Virginia

Speaker(s):

Diana Kendrick, NCSM Regional Director E2, Upper Marlboro, MD

167  04:00 PM150AGeneralExtended (90 min)Leading with Professional Learning

Southern Region 1 Caucus
Bermuda, Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, Puerto Rico, South Carolina, Virginia, Virgin Islands, Military State AA (Armed Forces America)

Speaker(s):

Carol Newman, NCSM Regional Director S1, Fort Lauderdale, FL

168  04:00 PM150BGeneralExtended (90 min)Leading with Professional Learning

Southern Region 2 Caucus
Alabama, Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Texas

Speaker(s):

Suzanne Mitchell, NCSM Regional Director S2, Jacksonville, AR

169  04:00 PM140ABGeneralExtended (90 min)Leading with Professional Learning

Western Region 1 Caucus
Alaska, Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah, Wyoming

Speaker(s):

Jim Barta, NCSM Regional Director W1, Salt Lake City, UT

170  04:00 PM151BGeneralExtended (90 min)Leading with Professional Learning

Western Region 2 Caucus
California, American Samoa, Federated States of Micronesia, Guam, Marshall Islands, Northern Mariana Islands, Palau, Hawaii, Oregon, Washington, Military State AP (Armed Forces Pacific)

Speaker(s):

Sara Munshin, NCSM Regional Director W2, Los Angeles, CA

171  04:00 PM146ABGeneralExtended (90 min)Leading with Professional Learning

International Attendees Caucus
Anyone from outside the United States and Canada

Speaker(s):

Linda Fulmore, NCSM Second Vice President, Cave Creek, AZ

172  04:00 PM146CGeneralExtended (90 min)Leading with Professional Learning

NCSM Past Presidents Caucus
NCSM Past Presidents

Speaker(s):

Larry Bradsby, NCSM Past Pressient, 1989-1991, Lakewood, CO, CO

173  05:45 PMHall BGeneral, (ticket required)Special (75 min)

Tuesday Reception, Sponsored by Pearson
Pearson is an international media company with world-wide businesses in education, business information, and consumer publishing. The company helps children and adults to learn, business people to make good decisions, and readers to enjoy a good book.

 
All Sessions -- Wednesday, April 22, 2009
 
174  07:00 AMHall BGeneral, (ticket required)Special (45 min)

Wednesday Breakfast, Sponsored by America's Choice
America's Choice's has researched the highest performing education systems in the world to create a set of internationally-benchmarked solutions tailored to American schools. The company's comprehensive designs and instructional systems for mathematics and literacy have been implemented in more than a thousand schools across the country, helping over a million students reach higher standards.

175  08:00 AM146ABGeneralRegular (60 min)Technology Leadership

Two Brains (Human Plus Computer) Are Better Than One
This presentation explores the computer-related mathematics education challenges. It covers a number of ideas of things we can (and probably should) be doing now throughout our mathematics education system. The emphasis is on students learning to work effectively in a "two types of brain" environment.

Speaker(s):

David Moursund, University of Oregon, Eugene, OR

176  08:00 AM143CGeneralRegular (60 min)Equity Leadership

Implementing the PRIME Leadership Framework: Fostering Equity Leadership and Its Three Components.
We will share how leaders can address the achievement gap in mathematics of conventionally underrepresented populations through creating an effective equity plan that will address significant and meaningful learning experiences for ALL, as well as how to create a culture of accountability through addressing biases.

Speaker(s):

Comfort Akwaji-Anderson, Iowa City Community School District, Iowa City, IA
Julie Williams, Fremont Unified School District, Fremont, CA

177  08:00 AM145BGeneralRegular (60 min)Leading with Professional Learning

Professional Development in Other Countries: What Can We Learn?
How are mathematics teachers prepared and supported in other countries? Practices such as Japanese lesson study are familiar, but what else can we learn from international communities that might be useful for supervisors? Discussion will focus on the professional development strand at the International Congress on Mathematics Education (ICME) 11.

Speaker(s):

Linda Maples, Earle School District, Earle, AZ
Linda Sheffield, Northern Kentucky University - Emeritus, Highland Heights, KY
Beth Herbel-Eisenmann, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI

178  08:00 AM146CGeneralRegular (60 min)Curriculum Leadership

Mathematics Specialists, Teacher Specialists, and Coaches: Where is this going? What do we know?
There is a growing interest in mathematics specialists. Who are they? What do they do? What do we know about their successes and challenges? This session will update this national initiative and provide suggestions for next steps - including recommendatins from the National Mathematics Advisory Panel report.

Speaker(s):

Francis (Skip) Fennell, McDaniel College; NCTM Past President, Westminster, MD

179  08:00 AM147AGeneralRegular (60 min)Assessment Leadership

Aligning Mathematics Assessment and Standards: How the Alignment Process Can Help Inform Instructional Practice
This session discusses how understanding the process of aligning mathematics assessment with states' academic content and performance standards can contribute to effective change in teaching practices. Participants will learn about and engage in an abbreviated alignment process and discuss how this process may improve mathematics instruction.

Speaker(s):

Pamela Paek, Center for Assessment, Senior Associate, Austin, TX

180  08:00 AM147BGeneralRegular (60 min)Teaching and Learning Leadership

PRIME Time: Strategies for Leadership in the Extended Community
PRIME leaders are charged with winning support for equity, teaching and learning, and curriculum and assessment policies in their districts. Learn to network and collaborate with key audiences. Incorporate Internet, media, community resources, and allies in your plan to advocate for high-quality professional learning communities and excellence in mathematics education.

Speaker(s):

Marianne Smith, Writer & Consultant, Oakland, CA

181  08:00 AM150AGeneralRegular (60 min)Curriculum Leadership

Essential Understandings Book Series:
An NCTM content series for teachers, Essential Understandings focuses on grade-band-specific topics that are mathematically important, difficult to understand and challenging to teach. This session will provide an overview of the books planned for grades PreK-2, and the first book in the series, "Number Concepts and Numeration," will be discussed.

Speaker(s):

Barbara Dougherty, University of Mississippi, University, MS
Alfinio Flores, University of Delaware, Newark, DE

182  08:00 AM150BGeneralRegular (60 min)Equity Leadership

A Leader's Responsibility: Creating Equitable Solutions For Optimal Mathematical Instructional Access
Learn to lead in creating equitable solutions for providing optimal instructional access for culturally diverse learners. This presentation will describe our ongoing efforts to create culturally responsive curriculum and materials representing the mathematics of under-represented populations to students. We all gain when leaders teach the benefit of cultural inclusion.

Speaker(s):

Jim Barta, NCSM Western Region 2 Director, Utah State University, Salt Lake City, UT
Susie Hakansson, California Math Project, Los Angeles, CA

183  08:00 AM151BGeneralRegular (60 min)Leading with Professional Learning

Our Three-Year Intensive Professional Development Journey: How Did It Go? What Did We Learn? Where Do We Go from Here?
This session will share our teacher training structure, time line, assessment tools, data used to measure results, and how all this came together to tell our story of how we develop teacher leaders in mathematics grades K-9 in our metropolitan school district of 10,000 students. Engaging activities will be shared.

Speaker(s):

Kathleen Rieke, Metropolitan School District - Washington Township, Indianapolis, IN
Tammy Williams, Metropolitan School District - Washington Township, Indianapolis, IN
Nathan Keith, Westlane Middle School, MSD of Washtington Townshi, Indianapolis, IN

184  08:00 AM151AGeneralRegular (60 min)Leading with Professional Learning

Powerful Learning Formats for Coaches and Teacher Leaders
Limited budgets and time constraints have inspired us to create a powerful systemic approach to developing the capacity of coaches, teacher leaders, and administrators. Sessions are designed to immerse participants in "the work" and include working in real classes, in real time, and follow-up collaborations to ensure transference to practice.

Speaker(s):

Lucy West, Metamorphosis Teaching and Learning Communities, New York, NY
Antonia Cameron, Mathematics in the City, CCNY, CUNY, New York, NY

185  08:00 AM145APrimary (PK - 2)Regular (60 min)Teaching and Learning Leadership

Response to Intervention (RTI) for Teaching Number Concepts and Operations to Struggling K-4 Students
The Response-To-Intervention (RTI) model for teaching groups of children with diverse learning needs will be explored during this session. Various RTI components will be addressed, including intervention tiers, strategies, and assessments. Attendees will participate in specific activities that can be differentiated for each "tier" and used in the classroom immediately.

Speaker(s):

Kimberly Rimbey, Rodel Foundation of Arizona, Scottsdale, AZ

186  08:00 AM144CMiddle (6 - 8)Regular (60 min)Leading with Professional Learning

Using NCTM Journals to Provide Professional Development to Mathematics Learning Communities
Teacher leaders and coaches can use NCTM journals as a rich resource for professional development. One of the enhanced articles from the NCTM website, designed for secondary teachers, will be used as a focus to model a professional development session for teachers.

Speaker(s):

Arlene Mitchell, RMC Research Corporation, Denver, CO
Monique Lynch, NCTM, Reston, VA

187  08:00 AM143ABSecondary (9 - 12)Regular (60 min)Leadership Connecting Research and Practice

Research on New Teacher Induction: Focus on Mathematics
Induction and mentoring programs for beginning teachers abound, but how do they support the unique needs of mathematics teachers? Learn about and explore implications from our NSF-funded research on successful induction programs in the United States and other countries that focus specifically on the needs of mathematics teachers.

Speaker(s):

Ralph Putnam, Knowles Science Teaching Foundation, Moorestown, NJ
Edward Britton, WestEd, Redwood City, CA

188  08:00 AM144BGeneralExtended (90 min)Assessment Leadership

How Can All Districts Use High Stakes Assessment Data to Address Instructional Gaps?
Learn about and participate in a process of item analysis and error coding using assessment items and students' responses to reflect on instructional practices and mathematics content. This procedure lays the foundation for focused collegial conversation and provides an opportunity to share strategies that ultimately improve teaching and learning.

Speaker(s):

Arlene Rosowski, Buffalo Public Schools, Buffalo, NY
James Williams, Buffalo Public Schools, Buffalo, NY
Lisa Sanders, Buffalo Public Schools, Buffalo, NY

189  08:00 AM149ABGeneralExtended (90 min)Leading with Professional Learning

Essential Understandings Book Series: "Professional Development Tools for Engaging Teachers with Mathematics"
An NCTM mathematics content series for PreK-12 teachers, Essential Understandings focuses on grade-band specific mathematics topics that are mathematically important, difficult to understand, and challenging to teach, such as numeration, multiplication, proportion, and function. Samples will be used to illustrate how the materials support teacher learning in various school contexts.

Speaker(s):

Rose Zbiek, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA
Henry Kepner, Jr., University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, NCTM President, Milwaukee, WI
Patricia Wilson, University of Georgia, Athens, GA
Randall Charles, San Jose State University, San Jose, CA

190  08:00 AM152BIntermediate (3 - 5)Extended (90 min)Leadership Connecting Research and Practice

Guiding and Assessing the Development of Mathematics Specialists
Our goal is to provide examples of strategies for guiding and assessing the development of mathematics specialists in mathematics content and pedagogy. This work is based on our on-going research in professional development. We will provide interactive activities used in the program for mathematics specialists that contributes to the research.

Speaker(s):

Steve Klass, San Diego State University, San Diego, CA
Jane Gawronski, San Diego State University, San Diego, CA
Nadine Bezuk, San Diego State University, San Diego, CA

191  08:00 AM152AMiddle (6 - 8)Extended (90 min)Curriculum Leadership

How Teachers Use Reform and More Traditional Curricula to Teach Algebraic Concepts in Middle School: Insights from a Longitudinal Study
Based on findings from more than 600 classroom observations and multiple assessments over three years, the presenters will provide research-based insights about how teachers use reform and more traditional curricula to teach algebraic concepts. Presenters and audience will explore implications of these research-based insights for improving instruction in their districts.

Speaker(s):

John (Jack) Moyer, Marquette University, Milwaukee, WI
Jinfa Cai, University of Delaware, Newark, DE
Connie Laughlin, Marquette University, Milwaukee, WI
Bikai Nie, University of Delaware, Newark, DE

192  08:00 AM154AMiddle (6 - 8)Extended (90 min)Teaching and Learning Leadership

"Just In Time" Professional Development Through Content-Specific On-site Mathematics Courses Augmented by Distance Learning Components and Lesson Study
Entire faculties of sixth and seventh grade mathematics and special education teachers participate in on-site courses, supplemented by distance learning components provided by mathematicians, matching instruction to the school's scope and sequence. The Tidewater Team's website will be explored, clips from the courses shown and discussed, and teacher products shared.

Speaker(s):

Marguerite (Margie) Mason, College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, VA
Pamela Aerni, College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, VA
Rachael Cofer, Mecklenburg County School Division, Boydton, VA

193  08:00 AM140ABSecondary (9 - 12)Extended (90 min)Teaching and Learning Leadership

Developing Teachers' Capacity to Engage Students in Reasoning and Proving Activiites
In this session, participants will analyze an instructional case and student work related to reasoning and proving , and discuss the potential of the materials for helping teachers reconsider the role of reasoning and proving in high school curriculum including how they can support their students engagement in these processes.

Speaker(s):

Margaret Smith, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA
Fran Arbaugh, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO

194  08:00 AM144ASecondary (9 - 12)Extended (90 min)Leading with Professional Learning

Supporting Teachers of Mathematics Grades 6 - 12 to Increase Retention: Models and Research
Can Professional Development make a difference in teacher retention? This session addresses the challenge of supporting new teachers and teachers in hard-to-hire schools through a multidimensional examination of a state-wide project consisting of 10 sites by sharing models of support and research relative to the effect of the support.

Speaker(s):

Barbara Pence, San Jose State University, San Jose, CA
Relson Banas, University of California, Irvine, CA
Pamela Hutchison, University of California, Davis, CA
Janna Canzone, Center for Educational Partnerships, Irvine, CA

195  08:00 AM154BSecondary (9 - 12)Extended (90 min)Curriculum Leadership

NCTM's Focus in High School Mathematics: Reasoning and Sense Making
This session will provide an update on NCTM's High School Curriculum Project, including an overview of "Focus in High School Mathematics," which argues that reasoning and sense-making should be at the center of high school mathematics. We will also discuss other activities of the project, including follow-up publications.

Speaker(s):

W. Gary Martin, Auburn University, Auburn, AL
Gary Kader, Appalachian State University, Boone, NC
Henry Kepner, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI
Eric Robinson, Ithaca College, Ithaca, NY

196  09:15 AM146ABGeneralRegular (60 min)Leadership Connecting Research and Practice

What are We Up Against? Experiences of Trying to Bring About Change in the United States and the United Kingdom.
This session will draw together findings from my work with a broader public, in the United States and the United Kingdom, to represent the understandings and concerns shared by the public, the questions they pose, and the ways we may work with them in the future to bring about change in mathematics teaching.

Speaker(s):

Jo Boaler, University of Sussex, Brighton, England

197  09:15 AM145BGeneralRegular (60 min)Equity Leadership

NCSM Position Papers: Improving Student Achievement Series
The new NCSM position papers, Equity and Students with Special Needs, are powerful statements and give NCSM members information and research to strengthen existing programs or design new ones. This session will provide the opportunity to discuss and share ways to use these papers, and others, to their fullest advantage.

Speaker(s):

Kit Norris, NCSM Position Papers Editor, Educational Consultant, Southborough, MA

198  09:15 AM147AGeneralRegular (60 min)Teaching and Learning Leadership

Partnering Practitioners for Developing Algebraic Thinking
This session presents a professional development model for creating a mathematics learning community for K-6 administrators and teachers. The job-embedded professional development model includes "front-loaded" monthly cadre meetings/training for administrators prior to monthly professional development for teachers. Both groups critically examine curriculum, instruction, and assessment in context of algebraic thinking.

Speaker(s):

Rhonda Allen, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY
Vonda Stamm, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY

199  09:15 AM147BGeneralRegular (60 min)Teaching and Learning Leadership

Sustaining an Administrator Initiative for Observing and Coaching Mathematics Teachers
Over a three-year period, each administrator spent two days learning strategies for observing and coaching mathematics instruction through a framework using the NCTM Process Standards. This presentation includes how the training can be replicated, and discussion of the successes and struggles associated with sustaining the training.

Speaker(s):

Lawrence Linnen, Douglas County School District, Castle Rock, CO
Cindy Andrews, Douglas County School District, Castle Rock, CO

200  09:15 AM144BCGeneralRegular (60 min)Assessment Leadership

Knowing and Modeling PRIME Assessment Leadership!
This interactive session will provide participants with the opportunity to develop understanding of the Assessment Principle leadership actions as described in PRIME. Participants will use self assessment tools to connect the Assessment actions into the context of their workplace. The latest PRIME Assessment Toolkit materials will also be provided.

Speaker(s):

John Carter, Adlai E Stevenson High School, Lincolnshire, IL
Gwen Zimmermann, NCSM Journal Editor; Adlai Stevenson High School, Bolingbrook, IL

201  09:15 AM150BGeneralRegular (60 min)Leading with Professional Learning

Using A Case-Based Model in Planning and Implementing a Professional Development Program
The session uses a case-based model to focus on issues confronted by leaders as they plan and implement a professional development program. Participants engage in a mathematics task; use a video case to view teachers engaging in the same task, and subsequently analyze the case and the facilitator moves employed.

Speaker(s):

Corinne Murawski, Allegheny Intermediate Unit, Homestead, PA
Michael Fierle, Allegheny Intermediate Unit, Homestead, PA

202  09:15 AM151AGeneralRegular (60 min)Teaching and Learning Leadership

The Many Facets of Teacher Improvement
How do perspectives on teacher improvement from various stakeholders compare? How do the realities of the classroom interface with recommendations for improvement from teacher educators and school administration? What can pre-service teachers do to establish patterns for professional development? Come listen to various perspectives and take part in a lively discussion!

Speaker(s):

Tami Martin, Illinois State University, Normal, IL
Roger Day, Lead Author for McGraw-Hill K-12 Mathematics, Pontiac, IL
Brian Schmalzer, Glenbrook South High School, Glenview, IL

203  09:15 AM1Intermediate (3 - 5)Regular (60 min)Leading with Professional Learning

Applying Results from Individual Assessments to Professional Development, Number and Operations, Grades K-6
Key to mathematics instruction is developing students' understanding and their skills. Individual assessments are effective and powerful for gaining insights into students' thinking and reasoning. This session provides leaders specific ways to use results from individual assessments in professional development settings to develop teachers' mathematical and pedagogical understanding and skills.

Speaker(s):

Marilyn Burns, Math Solutions Professional Development, Sausalito, CA

204  09:15 AM143ABMiddle (6 - 8)Regular (60 min)Technology Leadership

Mixing Mathematics, Movies, and Moodle: Online Professional Development Courses Combining Technology Training, Open-Source Software, Pedagogical Discussions, and Mathematical Growth
This panel of online course developers, moderators, and participants will discuss experiences with innovative professional development courses that use Moodle, an open-source learning management system. In addition to training elementary, middle, and high school teachers in the use of dynamic mathematics software, these courses promote content knowledge and pedagogical discussion.

Speaker(s):

Andres Marti, Key Curriculum Press, Emeryville, CA
Geri Anderson-Nielsen, Consultant, Washington, DC
Daniel Scher, Key Curriculum Press, Emeryville, CA
Andrea Austin, Luther Jackson Middle School, Fairfax County Publi, Falls Church, VA

205  09:15 AM143CMiddle (6 - 8)Regular (60 min)Assessment Leadership

Supporting Teachers as They Create Diagnostic Assessments and Use Assessment Data for Planning Instruction
Participants will create assessment item(s) using the information presented and will review teacher portfolios noting pre/post test data, activities used with students and the rationale for the activities, discussion of pre/post test data, and self-reflection on the use of diagnostic tests.

Speaker(s):

Sue Brown, University of Houston-Clear Lake, Houston, TX

206  09:15 AM144CMiddle (6 - 8)Regular (60 min)Leading with Professional Learning

Infusing Mathematics into Science and Technology at the Middle School Level: A Professional Development Model
Participants in this session will learn how to implement an innovative professional development model that facilitates collaborative learning communities among mathematics, science, and technology teachers. Participants will be provided with detailed explanations of model components, participate in hands-on activities, and discuss work and feedback from past teacher participants.

Speaker(s):

Michael Hacker, Hofstra University Ctr for Technological Literacy, Hempstead, NY
David Burghardt, Center for Technological Literacy, Hempstead, NY
Deborah Hecht, Center for Advanced Study in Education, New York City, NY

207  09:15 AM145AMiddle (6 - 8)Regular (60 min)Curriculum Leadership

Professional Learning Communities: Tackling Middle School Mathematics
Richmond Public Schools, an urban school division, is working hard to address the issues in middle school mathematics: enhancing teacher quality, improve instruction, and sustaining teachers. Learn about the effective strategies that engage educators in examining their pedagogy, content knowledge, and knowledge of the urban student.

Speaker(s):

Kenya Wallach, Richmond Public Schools, Richmond, VA
Maria Crenshaw, Richmond Public Schools, Richmond, VA

208  09:15 AM151BSecondary (9 - 12)Regular (60 min)Teaching and Learning Leadership

The Leader's Role in Helping Secondary Teachers Implement Intervention Techniques Using Algebra Examples
With increased requirements and advanced standards, more special-needs students are in mathematics classrooms. Leaders need researched-based instructional intervention resources to support teachers with quality instruction to help all students. The presentation will include placement and assessment, concept-development activities, practice, and problem-solving activities using the content of Algebra I.

Speaker(s):

Larry Bradsby, Math Education Consultant, Lakewood, CO

209  10:00 AM140ABGeneralExtended (90 min)Leading with Professional Learning

Cultivating a Mathematics Coaching Practice: What Are We Learning by Examining Coach-Authored Accounts of Practice?
This session, designed for teacher leaders, coaches, and administrators responsible for math coaching programs, will examine the complex nature of coaching, and professional development that supports the cultivation of a reflective coaching practice. We will explore excerpts from coach-authored cases that represent a range of coaching models and district settings.

Speaker(s):

Amy Morse, Education Development Center, Newton, MA

210  10:00 AM144AGeneralExtended (90 min)Leading with Professional Learning

K-8 Math Alliance: Connecting Teacher Content Knowledge with Formative Assessment Strategies to Impact Student Achievement Within Professional Learning Communities
Through a partnership of the Green River Regional Educational Cooperative, Carnegie Learning, and Measured Progress, over 220 teachers participated in a three-year initiative to impact student achievement through increased mathematics content knowledge and formative assessment strategies. The presentation will describe the professional development, impact on classroom pedagogy, and program design.

Speaker(s):

Sandra Baker, Green River Regional Educational Cooperative, Bowling Green, KY
Sandy Bartle, Carnegie Learning, Inc., Pittsburgh, PA
Catherine Garrison, Measured Progress, Dover, NH
Amy Lewis, Carnegie Learning, Inc., Pittsburgh, PA

211  10:00 AM154BGeneralExtended (90 min)Curriculum Leadership

What Do Focus, Attention, and Language Learning Have to Do with Problem Solving and Early Algebra?
The way young children acquire language tells a lot about how they learn mathematics. Examples of activities and children's thinking will illustrate roles of attention, memory, and language processing in problem-solving, and how to use and develop these "non-mathematical" strengths. Examples include algebraic language and the language of word problems.

Speaker(s):

E. Paul Goldenberg, Education Development Center, Newton, MA

212  10:00 AM152AIntermediate (3 - 5)Extended (90 min)Curriculum Leadership

What's Your Problem?
Help teachers to teach problem solving through number sense and the use of strategies. We will look at identifying rich problems, supporting student exploration through good questions, and enabling students to explain their thinking. All approaches are important components of a rich problem-solving (and mathematics) program.

Speaker(s):

Linda Gojak, John Carroll University, NCSM Past President, University Hts., OH

213  10:00 AM154AIntermediate (3 - 5)Extended (90 min)Technology Leadership

Develop Mathematical Understandings Using Visualization and the New Interactive Cabri Elementary Environment
Through direct manipulation, engage students (K-8) in building number sense, algebraic and geometric thinking. Within an integrated 2D/3D environment and using the new Cabri, developed especially for elementary school mathematics, teacher leaders will experience activities with "electronic manipulative" (pattern blocks, tangrams, nets, counting, and operations) with real-time visual feedback.

Speaker(s):

Colette Laborde, University of Grenoble, Grenoble, France
Barbara Pence, San Jose State University, San Jose, CA
Jean-Marie Laborde, University of Grenoble, Grenoble, France

214  10:00 AM144BMiddle (6 - 8)Extended (90 min)Teaching and Learning Leadership

Exploring a Proposed Framework for Analyzing Geometric Pattern Tasks
What makes geometric pattern tasks "easy" or "hard"? What kind of problem-solving process helps students analyze geometric pattern tasks? We will explore a number of different pattern tasks in light of these two questions.

Speaker(s):

Susan Friel, University of North Carolina -Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC
Kim Markworth, University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC

215  10:00 AM152BMiddle (6 - 8)Extended (90 min)Teaching and Learning Leadership

Why Similarity? Exploring the Importance of Mathematical Similarity Throughout Middle Grades Mathematics by Analyzing Videocases Used to Foster Teacher Learning
Learn why every middle grades teacher should pay attention to students' developing understanding of similarity, and explore how you can help teachers focus on this critical concept. Videocases will be analyzed and examined as a means for investigating how to spark conversations with teachers about the teaching of similarity.

Speaker(s):

Nanette Seago, WestEd, Riverside, CA
Jennifer Jacobs, Institute of Cognitive Science, Boulder, CO

216  10:00 AM149ABSecondary (9 - 12)Extended (90 min)Teaching and Learning Leadership

Lessons Learned from a Secondary Professional Development Project on Formative Assessment and Reflection on Classroom Practice
When students think, they learn. Thinking is confirmed by student communication. Analyzing student communication, assessing what students know and how they know it, is called formative assessment. A primary focus of an NSF-funded College Board professional development project was formative assessment. Lessons learned will be shared and discussed.

Speaker(s):

James Choike, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK
Eve Bois, The College Board, New York, NY
Lien Diaz, The College Board, Duluth, GA

217  10:30 AM146ABGeneralRegular (60 min)Equity Leadership

Dialogues with Latino Parents: Implications for Leaders in Mathematics Education
This presentation draws on over a decade of work with Latino parents and mathematics education. Focusing on the concept of parents as intellectual resources, I discuss parents' perceptions about the teaching and learning of mathematics, valorization of knowledge, issues of language and mathematics, and implications for schools (teachers and administrators).

Speaker(s):

Marta Civil, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ

218  10:30 AM143CGeneralRegular (60 min)Teaching and Learning Leadership

Hybrid Lead Teacher/Coach Roles: A Model for Developing School-Based Leaders In Mathematics
How can a classroom teacher develop into an effective mathematics coach within a school year? What model will aid the transition from classroom teacher to coach? Presenters will examine the case of two New York City lead teachers and how they made the transition from teacher to coach.

Speaker(s):

Antonia Cameron, Co-Director of Mathematics in the City, CCNY, CUNY, New York, NY
Danielle Iacoviello, New York City Department of Education, Brooklyn, NY
Sonal Malpani, New York City Department of Education, Brooklyn, NY

219  10:30 AM145AGeneralRegular (60 min)Assessment Leadership

Using Common Assessments as Formative Assessments to Raise Student Achievement Through Grade Level Professional Learning Communities.
The presenters will share their efforts to establish grade-level professional learning communities through the use of common assessments used as formative assessments to increase students' achievement in mathematics. Teachers establish trust and grow professionally when they are offered the opportunity to engage in professional learning communities.

Speaker(s):

Karma Nelson, Educational Consultant, Belgrade, MT
Annette Moody, Hardin School District, Hardin, MT
Albert Peterson, Hardin School District, Hardin, MT
Roxanne NotAfraid, Hardin School District, Hardin, MT

220  10:30 AM147BGeneralRegular (60 min)Teaching and Learning Leadership

Promoting Leadership in Curriculum and Instruction: What Can NCSM and AMTE Do Together?
This session will highlight ways that NCSM and AMTE members can work together to promote and develop leadership in curriculum and instruction and support the work of teachers.

Speaker(s):

Barbara Reys, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO
Jennifer Bay-Williams, University of Louisville, Louisville, KY

221  10:30 AM150BGeneralRegular (60 min)Assessment Leadership

A Proven Process for Using Assessments to Specifically Change Instruction and Immediately Improve Achievement
Learn and practice specific techniques to evaluate assessment results and then make decisions that are realistic to implement and have a high probability of improving student achievement. Participants will use one school's curriculum documents, common interim assessments, and test results to practice.

Speaker(s):

Pam Berry, The Learning Institute, Hot Springs, AR
Kim Jones, The Learning Institute, Hot Springs, AR

222  10:30 AM150AIntermediate (3 - 5)Regular (60 min)Teaching and Learning Leadership

Collaboration in Inclusive Elementary Mathematics Classrooms: Special Education and Classroom Teachers Working Together
We will discuss some of the principles and supports that lead to effective collaboration, based on examples from real practice. Through examining excerpts from conversations among collaborating teachers, participants will analyze strategies the teachers are using, and how they might apply them to their own practice.

Speaker(s):

Judith Storeygard, TERC, Cambridge, MA
Marta Johnson, Haw Creek Elementary School, Ashville, NC

223  10:30 AM151AIntermediate (3 - 5)Regular (60 min)Leading with Professional Learning

Supporting Teachers' English Language Learners in the Mathematics Class
This session focuses on how mathematics supervisors can support teachers in helping English Language Learners be successful in mathematics class. Through session experiences participants will learn how to explicitly structure experiences and about specific strategies that are helpful to the ELL student.

Speaker(s):

Marji Freeman, Math Solutions, Sausalito, CA

224  10:30 AM147AIntermediate (3 - 5)Regular (60 min)Equity Leadership

Sharing Our Success: Lessons from an Alaskan Program
Math in a Cultural Context (MCC) is a long-term curriculum and professional development project that has been successfully implemented across distinct cultural groups in urban/rural Alaska. This project meets the "gold" standard of the U.S. Department of Education and project success has been well documented. We will share what works.

Speaker(s):

Jerry Lipka, University of Alaska Fairbanks, Fairbanks, AK
Anthony Rickard, University of Alaska Fairbanks, Fairbanks, AK
Dora Andrew-Ihrke, University of Alaska Fairbanks, Fairbanks, AK
Evelyn Yanez, University of Alaska Fairbanks, Fairbanks, AK

225  10:30 AM151BIntermediate (3 - 5)Regular (60 min)Curriculum Leadership

Equity and Access for ALL: Strategies for Helping Students Communicate Like Mathematicians
Come learn how elementary teachers in 22 urban and suburban schools helped students think deeply about complex ideas and communicate their understanding. Providing challenging tasks, establishing supportive environments, engaging in high-level discussions, and encouraging quality writing were hallmarks of these classrooms. Student work and practical strategies will be shared.

Speaker(s):

Tutita Casa, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT
M. Katherine Gavin, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT

226  10:30 AM146CMiddle (6 - 8)Regular (60 min)Curriculum Leadership

State Standards for Grade 8 Algebra: Who Has the Answer?
Many states require Algebra 1 in Grade 8. What are the standards for such a course? How do standards compare across the United States? Are concerns of the National Mathematics Panel Report addressed? As leaders, are we addressing the NCSM Curriculum Principle? These questions and others will be discussed.

Speaker(s):

Don Balka, Saint Mary's College, Notre Dame, IN

227  10:30 AM143ABSecondary (9 - 12)Regular (60 min)Leadership Connecting Research and Practice

Change Leadership in High School Mathematics
This session will describe one high school mathematics department's journey to improve student achievement by reviewing its practices and comparing them to research on principles that need to be in place for effective systemic change. The actions of the leadership in facilitating and supporting these efforts will also be described.

Speaker(s):

Linell Monson-Lasswell, National-Louis University, Wheeling, IL

228  10:30 AM144CSecondary (9 - 12)Regular (60 min)Leading with Professional Learning

Mathematics Professional Community
Are you wanting to start a professional learning community in your mathematics department, to increase your student achievement? In this session you will be given ideas on how to get teachers on board and how to create a professional learning environment.

Speaker(s):

Becky Bird, Garden City Public Schools, Unified School District, Garden City,, KS
Stacey Powell, Garden City Public Schools, Unified School Distric, Garden City, KS

229  10:30 AM145BSecondary (9 - 12)Regular (60 min)Teaching and Learning Leadership

What's the Problem? Professional Development Ideas to Help 9-12 Mathematics Teachers Understand the Importance of Task Design
This session will explore several activities that can be used in professional development to help mathematics teachers learn more about how the design of a task affects what and how students learn. Participants will leave with copies of tasks that can be used in professional development.

Speaker(s):

Leslie Dietiker, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI

230  12:00 NoonHall BGeneral, (ticket required)Double (120 min)

Wednesday Luncheon, Sponsored by CASIO America, Inc. and Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
CASIO creates electronic products such as calculators, dictionaries, pianos, digital cameras, and cash registers with innovative functions for use in today's educational settings. The company also provides professional development, support materials, down-loadable programs and the education rewards program for free products. This is consistent with CASIO's creed, "creativity and contribution."

231  02:30 PM144AExtended (90 min)Assessment Leadership

How Can the Math Olympiad Contests Strengthen Your Program?
How? By offering a four-pronged approach: rich problems that develop mathematical thinking and improve high-stakes test scores, a series of five contests that build student (and teacher!) interest and knowledge, an inclusive structure that welcomes many students, and responsive support. The carryover from coaching to classroom teaching is undeniable. Come and engage in a discussion about how mathematics contests can enrich your mathematics program.

Speaker(s):

Richard Kalman, Math Olympiads for Elementary and Middle Schools, Bellmore, NY

232  02:30 PM144BExtended (90 min)Teaching and Learning Leadership

Urban Mathematics Leadership Network
The Urban Mathematics Leadership Network (UMLN) is composed of the mathematics directors and other mathematics leaders from 21 large urban school districts. UMLN invites mathematics leaders from urban districts to join this open, participatory forum about issues that are of particular interest to mathematics leaders and teachers in urban school districts.

Speaker(s):

Martin Gartzman, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL
Susan Hudson Hull, University of Texas Dana Center, Austin, TX

233  02:30 PM144CExtended (90 min)Equity Leadership

Special Interest Group: Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators
The Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators' (AMTE) focus is on the improvement of mathematics teacher education. Join us in this session for informal conversations on important and timely topics of mutual interests, such as mathematics specialists in the elementary grades, the National Mathematics Advisory Panel report, and K-12 mathematics leadership development.

Speaker(s):

Nadine Bezuk, San Diego State University, San Diego, CA
Barbara Reys, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO

234  02:30 PM145BExtended (90 min)Leading with Professional Learning

Creating a Culture That is Intentionally Focused on Three Critical Questions Built Around Professional Learning Communities (PLCs)
Critical Questions: 1. How can you maintain the transformation to PLCs? 2. How do you sustain teacher leaders? 3. How do you get school and district level leaders to buy in and actively support the transformation?

Speaker(s):

Jerry Cummins, Former NCSM President, Hinsdale, IL
Mona Toncheff, Phoenix Union High School District, Phoenix, AZ

235  02:30 PM145AExtended (90 min)Equity Leadership

Equity in Mathematics Education: TODOS
Do you have Latino/Hispanic students? Are you looking for assistance and support to make your mathematics instruction accessible to all kids? Do you want to learn with us and about us? We invite you to participate in the TODOS dialogue, and in shaping future discussions.

Speaker(s):

Nora Ramirez, TODOS/Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ
Tod Shockey, University of Maine/TODOS, Orono, ME

236  02:30 PM147AExtended (90 min)Leading with Professional Learning

Lesson Study Networking: An Opportunity for Practioners, Researchers, and Leaders to Share Lesson Study Resources, Findings, and Questions.
Lesson Study is growing rapidly in the United States, but most sites have few opportunities to share their work with others. Join others involved in lesson study to make network connections and identify common issues and challenges for future research. Bring resources to share. Those new to lesson study are welcome.

Speaker(s):

Jane Gorman, Education Development Center, Newton, MA
June Mark, Education Development Center, Inc., Newton, MA
Johannah Nikula, Education Development Center, Newton, MA

237  02:30 PM147BExtended (90 min)Equity Leadership

Improving Mathematics Education for Students with Special Needs
Is your school district grappling with how to improve mathematics learning for students with disabilities? Share your strategies and challenges with mathematics leaders from other districts. Discuss common themes and gain new perspectives and resources on ways to address this pressing need. Join us!

Speaker(s):

Amy Brodesky, Education Development Center, Newton, MA
Fred Gross, Education Development Center, Newton, MA
Emily Fagan, Education Development Center, Inc., Newton, MA

238  02:30 PM150AExtended (90 min)Equity Leadership

Nurturing Mathematically Promising and Creative Students
Are you interested in discovering, nurturing, and supporting mathematical talent for students from all backgrounds? Research shows that our most promising mathematics students frequently make the least academic progress. Join us so that together we can make a difference for students and teachers in classrooms, in policy-making and in advancing research.

Speaker(s):

Linda Sheffield, Northern Kentucky University - Emeritus, Highland Heights, KY
M. Katherine Gavin, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT

239  02:30 PM150BExtended (90 min)Technology Leadership

Technology and Mathematidcs Integration 2.0: A Tipping Point Toward More Significant Mathematics Achievement?
The Internet and Web 2.0 are changing the way we communicate, collaborate, and learn mathematics. This session will be an opportunity to learn more about Web 2.0 and discuss how it could potentially be a tipping point towards more genuine mathematics learning and teaching. For more information visit http://CLIME.org.

Speaker(s):

Ihor Charischak, CLIME - Council for Technology in Mathematics Education, White Plains, NY

240  02:30 PM151AExtended (90 min)Equity Leadership

Supporting and Encouraging Females in Mathematics (Women and Mathematics Education)
Females have lower participation in mathematics and show weaker dispositions than males. This session will provide information on the current status of females in mathematics according to several important indicators. Session attendees will participate in discussions of strategies for supporting and encouraging females in mathematics. Handouts will be provided.

Speaker(s):

Lynda Wiest, University of Nevada, Reno, Reno, NV
Judy Werner, Slippery Rock University, Slippery Rock, PA
Geri Anderson-Nielsen, Mathematics Consultant, Washington, DC

241  02:30 PM151BExtended (90 min)Equity Leadership

Mathematics in a Cultural Context: Model of Ethnomathematics for Leadership, Instruction, and Curriculum in Mathematics Education for All
Our 10th Reunion, sponsored by the North American Study Group on Ethnomathematics, features Lipka's Math in a Cultural Context model that successfully incorporates Yup'ik elders' knowledge, reform-oriented mathematics, and ethnomathematics into a mathematics education program. Discussion will help mathematics leaders in attendance adapt the MCC model to their locale.

Speaker(s):

Frederick Silverman, University of Northern Colorado, Greely, CO
Jerry Lipka, University of Alaska Fairbanks, Fairbanks, AK
Dora Andrew-Ihreke, Dillingham Schools and University of Alaska, Anchorage, AK
Evelyn Yanez, University of Alaska Fairbanks, Fairbanks, AK

242  02:30 PM152AExtended (90 min)Equity Leadership

Benjamin Banneker Association (BBA): Envisioning Local Grassroots Movements in Mathematics Education for Black Children
If access to high quality, relevant mathematics is called the new civil rights for Black children, what would happen if we built a new civil rights movement to make it happen? What can we learn from the civil rights movement that can be applied to schooling today? Join our discussion.

Speaker(s):

Lou Matthews, President, Benjamin Banneker Association, Atlanta, GA
Jacqueline Leonard, President-Elect, Benjamn Banneker Association, Philadelphia, PA