2009 NCSM Annual Conference

Keynote and Major Speakers

Keynote and Major Session Speakers

Distinguished speakers will be featured throughout the conference. Each will address important issues in mathematics education and leadership. Each of the celebrated speakers below will present plenary sessions over the three-day conference in Washington, D.C.

Keynote Speaker

Join our renowned keynote as we launch the first day of the Washington, D.C. NCSM Conference.

Monday, April 20, 8:00am

Kati Haycock The Education Trust, President, The Education Trust, Washington, D.C.

Improving Achievement and Closing Gaps Between Groups: Lessons from Schools and Districts on the Performance Frontier

Major Session Speakers


Monday, April 20, 9:30am

Zalman Usiskin University of Chicago, Director, University of Chicago School Mathematics Project, Chicago, Illinois

Four Years From First-Year Algebra to Calculus Is Not Enough


Monday, April 20, 10:45am

Diane Briars National Council of Supervisors of Mathematics (NCSM), President-Elect, NCSM, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Intensification: A Comprehensive Approach for Under-Prepared Algebra Students


Monday, April 20, 12:15pm

Carole Greenes Arizona State University (ASU), Dean, ASU, Polytechnic School of Educational Innovation & Teacher Preparation, Mesa, Arizona

Proportional Reasoning and Success with Algebra: The Incredible Hulk and the Shrunken Kids


Monday, April 20, 1:30pm

James Hiebert University of Delaware, School of Education, Newark, Delaware

Guaranteeing Improved Classroom Teaching in 20 Years: What Should We Do Tomorrow?


Monday, April 20, 2:45pm

Iris Weiss Horizon Research, Inc. (HRI), President, HRI, Chapel Hill, North Carolina

Daniel Heck Senior Research Associate, (HRI), Chapel Hill, North Carolina

Addressing Challenges in Designing and Implementing Teacher Professional Development Programs: Drawing on the Evidence


Monday, April 20, 4:00pm

Ntiedo Etuk Tabula Digita, Co-Founder, Chairman, and CEO, Tabula Digita, New York, New York

Educational Gaming: A Trend Line to the Future


Tuesday, April 21, 8:45am

Timothy Kanold National Council of Supervisors of Mathematics (NCSM), President, NCSM, Chicago, Illinois

Becoming a PRIME Stage 2 and 3 Leader: Understanding and Knowing the Power of Our Leadership Influence!


Tuesday, April 21, 10:15am

Thomasenia Lott Adams University of Florida, College of Education, Gainsville, Florida

The Positioning of African American Schoolgirls as Mathematics and Science Learners


Tuesday, April 21, 2:30pm

Henry Kepner National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM), President, NCTM, Reston, Virginia

Reasoning and Sense-Making in Mathematics: Issues for Leaders, Teachers, and the Mathematics Community-An Update on NCTM Initiatives and Beyond


Wednesday, April 22, 8:00am

David Moursund University of Oregon, College of Education, Eugene, Oregon

Two Brains (Human Plus Computer) Are Better Than One


Wednesday, April 22, 9:15am

Jo Boaler The University of Sussex, Brighton, United Kingdom

What Are We up Against? Experiences of Trying to Bring About Change in the US and the UK


Wednesday, April 22, 10:30am

Marta Civil University of Arizona, Department of Mathematics, Tucson, Arizona

Dialogues with Latino/a Parents: Implications for Leaders in Mathematics Education