2009 NCSM Annual Conference

Strand 2 Sessions

 
Strand 2 Sessions -- Monday, April 20, 2009
 
Strand 2: Teaching and Learning Leadership


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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 
Strand 2 Sessions -- Tuesday, April 21, 2009
 
Strand 2: Teaching and Learning Leadership


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 
Strand 2 Sessions -- Wednesday, April 22, 2009
 
Strand 2: Teaching and Learning Leadership


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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."

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