2015 NCSM Annual Conference

All Sessions

Session information last updated: 4-1-2015

 
All Sessions -- Monday, Monday, April 13
 
80  7:15 AM to
8:00 AM
Exhibit Hall B1 NWGeneralFunctionShifting practices to effectively implement the Common Core State Standards: Equity for all learners with focus, rigor, and depth

Monday Continental Breakfast
Sponsored by MIND Research Institute. MIND Research Institute is a neuroscience and education social benefit organization dedicated to the mission of ensuring that all students are mathematically equipped to solve the world’s most challenging problems. Created by MIND Research Institute, ST Math is game-based instructional software for K-12 designed to boost math comprehension and proficiency through visual learning.

 

Lead Speaker: Erich Zeller

81  7:30 AM to
8:00 AM
156 AGeneralRegular PresentationLeading instruction to leverage the Mathematics Practices for increased achievement

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, review 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 conference.

 

Lead Speaker: Mona Toncheff

82  8:00 AM to
8:30 AM
Exhibit Hall B1 NW

Opening NCSM Session

 


83  8:30 AM to
9:15 AM
Exhibit Hall B1 NWGeneralKeynote PresenterLeading instruction to leverage the Mathematics Practices for increased achievement

The Mathematics Learning Revolution – and What It Means For Our Work As Teacher Leaders
The script could not have been written more perfectly. As the science of the brain shows new evidence of the power of mindset, mistakes, and challenge; leaders of industry speak out about the urgent need to stop teaching calculating and instead teach modeling and reasoning. At the same time the new Common Core Standards pave the way for such changes to be made in schools – through engaging materials and new messages to students. But how do teacher leaders help teachers learn the important new knowledge they need to make these changes? In this presentation I will review some important new evidence on the brain and learning and consider the work we need to do to combat inequalities and create a nation of high achieving math students.

 

Lead Speaker: Jo Boaler

84  9:30 AM to
10:30 AM
104 ABCGeneralMajor PresentationAdvancing formative assessment as an integral tool for understanding student thinking and guiding instruction

Wedding Formative Assessment to Mathematics Instructional Frameworks: Something Old, Something New
Formative Assessment (FA) is an essential feature of effective mathematics instruction, but it is unlikely to take hold in mathematics instruction in U.S. schools if it is viewed as "one more thing for teachers to do." Fortunately, FA is intertwined with several other approaches to improving mathematics instruction, such as classroom discourse tools or CGI. It should be possible to exploit these relationships and use ongoing mathematics instructional improvement initiatives to drive progress on FA. In this session, I explore this idea using findings from a national survey of NCSM and AMTE members and a working meeting that explored FA and links to other mathematics instructional frameworks.

 

Lead Speaker: Edward Silver

85  9:30 AM to
10:30 AM
103Elementary
(K - 5)
Regular PresentationExploring strategies and tools for mathematics leaders and coaches to support mathematics learning

Fraction Multiplication and Division Using Hands-On Measurement Models
In this session we will collaboratively explore hands-on activities for professional development and classroom teaching that use spatial measurement to support conceptual understanding of multiplication and division of fractions. We will also discuss common misconceptions and research related to the understanding of these concepts.

 

Lead Speaker: Nicholas Gilbertson
Co-Presenter: John Smith
Co-Presenter: Eryn Stehr
Co-Presenter: V. Satyam

86  9:30 AM to
10:30 AM
105GeneralRegular PresentationExploring strategies and tools for mathematics leaders and coaches to support mathematics learning

Let's Visit Classrooms: Empowering Teacher Collaboration
Learn what one district has done to empower teachers to improve teaching and learning practices with an open door philosophy. Teacher leaders will share how collaborating with colleagues in classrooms across the district (K-12) has increased their understanding of our students and has led to increased student achievement.

 

Lead Speaker: Jayne Bamford Lynch
Co-Presenter: Eileen Gagnon

87  9:30 AM to
10:30 AM
106Elementary
(K - 5)
Regular PresentationLeading instruction to leverage the Mathematics Practices for increased achievement

Learning to Love the Common Core
Teachers' beliefs and attitudes impact instruction, yet many elementary teachers feel inadequate in teaching mathematics outside of their resource. Explore ways leaders can help teachers engage with meaningful mathematics experiences wrapped in the practices to gain a love for mathematical content, instruction, the mathematical practices, and to pass this love on to their students.

 

Lead Speaker: Nanci Smith
Co-Presenter: Denise Brady

88  9:30 AM to
10:30 AM
107 ASecondary
(6-12)
Regular PresentationExploring strategies and tools for mathematics leaders and coaches to support mathematics learning

Study Team and Teaching Strategies: Getting Teams to Work Effectively in Class
Participants will experience study team and teaching strategies that particularly deal with discourse, work on mathematics problems using these strategies, see how the SMPs will be tied into and highlighted by these strategies, be actively engaged in using strategies that they can take back and use in their classrooms, with parents and in PD.

 

Lead Speaker: Chris Mikles

89  9:30 AM to
10:30 AM
107 BCIntermediate
(3 - 5)
Spotlight SpeakerShifting practices to effectively implement the Common Core State Standards: Equity for all learners with focus, rigor, and depth

How "Lingering" on Ideas about the Meaning of the Operations Can Include All Students in Significant Learning
Is it possible to replace the image of learning as "covering" territory with an image of learning as stopping to carefully study the important features of the landscape? How can we provide teachers with guidelines for "lingering" on core content about the meaning of the operations in ways that benefit both "struggling" and "excelling" students?

 

Lead Speaker: Susan Jo Russell

90  9:30 AM to
10:30 AM
156 AGeneralRegular PresentationAdvancing formative assessment as an integral tool for understanding student thinking and guiding instruction

Justification & Explanation (MP3)
For students to become better creators of viable arguments, teachers should help them shape their arguments. ACT's progression of justification skills can be a tool in the classroom to assess where students are and where they need to go. The progression comes from ACT Aspire, built to assess CCSSM.

 

Lead Speaker: Ken Mullen

91  9:30 AM to
10:30 AM
156 BIntermediate
(3 - 5)
Regular PresentationAdvancing formative assessment as an integral tool for understanding student thinking and guiding instruction

Using a Task/Question-Generating Tool for Formative Assessment of Understanding of Fractions
We have combined strategies for formative assessment with possible learning gaps that can be uncovered to design a tool that teachers can use to support their planning for ongoing assessment. In this session, participants will explore the use of this tool in the context of a specific lesson on fraction concepts.

 

Lead Speaker: Janie Schielack
Co-Presenter: Dinah Chancellor

92  9:30 AM to
10:30 AM
156 CGeneralRegular PresentationExploring strategies and tools for mathematics leaders and coaches to support mathematics learning

NCSM: Coaching Kickoff
Calling all coaches! Come to the 2nd Annual Coaching "Kick-off" session where you will enjoy networking opportunities with other coaches. You will see the new resources available on NCSM: Coaching Corner website. You will also have an opportunity to request new resources that will support your work. See you there.

 

Lead Speaker: Donna Karsten
Co-Presenter: Comfort Akwaji-Anderson
Co-Presenter: Denise Brady
Co-Presenter: Jason Gauthier

93  9:30 AM to
10:30 AM
157 AElementary
(K - 5)
Regular PresentationLeading instruction to leverage the Mathematics Practices for increased achievement

Leveraging STEM to Support the Mathematical Practices: Integrated Experiences to Support Student Learning
Rigor in mathematics includes application in a variety of settings. Integrated STEM experiences provide opportunities for application in meaningful settings. They also provide a context for natural inclusion of the mathematical practices. Explore strategies for using integrated STEM experiences to support implementing the mathematical practices.

 

Lead Speaker: Sara Moore

94  9:30 AM to
10:30 AM
157 CGeneralRegular PresentationShifting practices to effectively implement the Common Core State Standards: Equity for all learners with focus, rigor, and depth

Achieving Equity: How a Large Urban District is Using Instructional Strategies to Reach All Students
The CCSS provide our nation with the opportunity to achieve greater educational equity. This session will highlight how the Chicago Public Schools are reaching all students through the district-wide use of specific instructional strategies. Participants will explore these mathematics strategies through active engagement, video observation, and discussion.

 

Lead Speaker: Ruth Seward
Co-Presenter: Jessica Fulton
Co-Presenter: Lynn Narasimhan

95  9:30 AM to
10:30 AM
151 ABMiddle
(6 - 8)
Regular PresentationExploring strategies and tools for mathematics leaders and coaches to support mathematics learning

Helping Teachers Refine their Questioning Skills to Formatively Assess Student Understanding
Asking students questions that encourage elaborate responses allows teachers to formatively assess their students in real time. Crafting effective questions is a challenging skill, but one that can be strengthened with practice and support. Leaders will engage in an activity that helps refine questioning skills and can be easily replicated.

 

Lead Speaker: Robert Kaplinsky

96  9:30 AM to
10:30 AM
152Secondary
(6-12)
Regular PresentationLeading instruction to leverage the Mathematics Practices for increased achievement

Giving Students a Voice: Why and How to Engage Students in the Math Practices
This session provides a systematic approach to centering instruction around the Standards for Mathematical Practices that will increase access for all. Participants will explore activities for educating students on the Practices, ideas for ensuring daily student engagement in the Practices, and tools for tracking student progress with the Practices.

 

Lead Speaker: Megan Gittermann
Co-Presenter: Holly Cheung

97  9:30 AM to
10:30 AM
153 AMiddle
(6 - 8)
Regular PresentationExamining the opportunities and challenges of using technology to support teaching and learning mathematics

Utah STEM Action Center's Approach to Improving Mathematics for Secondary Students Using Digital Technology
Utah’s 2013 Legislature appropriated $8.5 million for secondary schools to implement mathematics software. This session reports achievement results and teacher feedback from the pilot led by the STEM Action Center. Participants engage in activities to explore personalized learning affordances of the piloted mathematics digital technologies.

 

Lead Speaker: Sarah Brasiel
Co-Presenter: Sue Redington

98  9:30 AM to
10:30 AM
153 BMiddle
(6 - 8)
Regular PresentationLeading instruction to leverage the Mathematics Practices for increased achievement

Using Mindsets Theory To Help Teachers Develop a Growth Mindset in Themselves and in Their Students
Helping teachers and students have a growth mind set can make dramatic differences in classroom environments. This session will help participants understand how to nurture a growth mindset in themselves and in their students and create classrooms that support productive struggle.

 

Lead Speaker: Connie Laughlin
Co-Presenter: DeAnn Huinker
Co-Presenter: Beth Schefelkler

99  9:30 AM to
10:30 AM
153 CElementary
(K - 5)
Regular PresentationAdvancing formative assessment as an integral tool for understanding student thinking and guiding instruction

Moving Beyond the Core: Supporting Implementation of the Teaching-Assessing-Learning Cycle
How do we support teachers to create environments where students engage in mathematics with depth? Explore ways to structure professional development to plan and implement high cognitive demand tasks and ask assessing and advancing questions that take students Beyond the Core. The formative assessment process will be the foundation of the session.

 

Lead Speaker: Edward Nolan
Co-Presenter: Juli Dixon
Co-Presenter: Thomasenia Adams

100  9:30 AM to
10:30 AM
157 BIntermediate
(3 - 5)
Sponsor ShowcaseLeading instruction to leverage the Mathematics Practices for increased achievement

Beyond Invert and Multiply: Making Sense of Fraction Computation
How come 1/2 + 1/4 doesn't equal 2/ 6? Doesn't multiplication make things bigger? Why do you multiply to divide fractions? Strategies for helping teachers address t​hese questions and more will be answered through activities and video clips from the new Math Solutions resource, Beyond Invert and Multiply: Making Sense of Fraction Computation.

 

Lead Speaker: Julie McNamara

101  9:30 AM to
10:30 AM
154GeneralTechnology ShowcaseExamining the opportunities and challenges of using technology to support teaching and learning mathematics

Leveraging the Power of Mobile across K-12 Math Classrooms
How can you leverage the power of free mobile tools to enhance student learning? You’ll leave this session with firsthand experience with age-appropriate, mobile-friendly tools your K-12 teachers can immediately begin using in their mathematics classrooms.

 

Lead Speaker: Pearson Speaker

102  10:45 AM to
11:45 AM
104 ABCGeneralMajor PresentationExploring strategies and tools for mathematics leaders and coaches to support mathematics learning

Coaching the Rehearsal of an Instructional Activity: The Tension Between Focus and Complexity
This session will look at teacher development through the lens of coaching during public rehearsal of a CCSS-aligned Instructional Activity. Such coaching can occur as groups of teachers work together on the common challenges of interacting with students, with one teacher approximating a lesson in front of the group and the coach simulating students’ participation in the activity. Because interaction with students in CCSS-aligned teaching is complex, multiple challenges can arise as a rehearsal proceeds. Choosing to respond to whatever arises is often in tension with sticking to an agreed upon focus, like eliciting student thinking or connecting representations. We will consider video of group rehearsals of CCSS-aligned teaching interactions, and examine how coaches can manage the tension between focus and the complexity of practice.

 

Lead Speaker: Magdalene Lampert

103  10:45 AM to
11:45 AM
103GeneralRegular PresentationExploring strategies and tools for mathematics leaders and coaches to support mathematics learning

Igniting Excellence: Creating Teacher Mentors to Fight the Mathematical Darkness
During this session, the spotlight will be on various stories from the field that share the impact that a well envisioned, two-year program to develop teacher mentors has had on student learning. Snapshots of successful implementation of best practices and leadership experiences that led to observable student and teacher gains will be presented.

 

Lead Speaker: Mary Swarthout
Co-Presenter: Susan Bohan

104  10:45 AM to
11:45 AM
105High School
(9 - 12)
Regular PresentationExamining the opportunities and challenges of using technology to support teaching and learning mathematics

Empowering Teachers Through Ongoing Personal Self-Sustaining Professional Development
This session addresses how to make professional development (PD)sustainable. Participants will examine electronically formatted curriculum materials that allow teachers to make adaptations, incorporate links, and preserve student work samples. These features are critical to effective teaching and learning and support ongoing, self-sustaining PD.

 

Lead Speaker: Hannah Slovin
Co-Presenter: Fay Zenigami
Co-Presenter: Judith Olson
Co-Presenter: Melfried Olson
Co-Presenter: Linda Venenciano

105  10:45 AM to
11:45 AM
106GeneralRegular PresentationAdvancing formative assessment as an integral tool for understanding student thinking and guiding instruction

Helping Students and Teachers Learn to Implement Formative Assessment Practices: Research Headlines, Resources and Tools
You can get more mileage from formative assessment by helping students learn to use the information gained. The FACETS project has completed five years of research and professional development helping teachers and students learn to effectively implement formative assessment. Learn about several research headlines, resources, and tools you can use.

 

Lead Speaker: Susan Janssen Creighton
Co-Presenter: Emily Fagan
Co-Presenter: Cheryl Tobey

106  10:45 AM to
11:45 AM
107 AElementary
(K - 5)
Regular PresentationShifting practices to effectively implement the Common Core State Standards: Equity for all learners with focus, rigor, and depth

Yes! Implementing a Collaborative Planning Cycle Enables Students with Disabilities to Succeed in Grade-Level Math!
Examine a Collaborative Planning Cycle that transforms instructional practices in mathematics to increase access to rigor, promote student discourse, and provide an equitable environment for students with disabilities to meet grade-level learning targets. Yes! Students with disabilities do succeed in grade-level mathematics!

 

Lead Speaker: Emily Ware
Co-Presenter: Peggy Hart
Co-Presenter: Paulina Masick
Co-Presenter: Edward Nolan

107  10:45 AM to
11:45 AM
107 BCSecondary
(6-12)
Spotlight SpeakerExploring strategies and tools for mathematics leaders and coaches to support mathematics learning

Selecting and Adapting Tasks: Implementing the Mathematical Practices:
Not all tasks are equal. What makes a "problem worth doing"? What is the role of interactive dynamic technology? Criteria for determining whether a task is worthwhile can provide a guide to help teachers revise the tasks they encounter in their texts and resources to maximize learning experiences for their students.

 

Lead Speaker: Gail Burrill

108  10:45 AM to
11:45 AM
156 ACollegeRegular PresentationExamining the opportunities and challenges of using technology to support teaching and learning mathematics

Using Digital Learning and Formative Assessment to Foster Undergraduate Students' Mathematical Learning and Achievement
This session examines how selected iPad applications (apps) are used in university mathematics and math methods courses to formatively assess students and inform instruction. Students’ perspectives on feedback as well as lessons learned will be shared. Participants are encouraged to bring their own technology device.

 

Lead Speaker: Jamalee Stone
Co-Presenter: Jill Trimble

109  10:45 AM to
11:45 AM
156 BHigh School
(9 - 12)
Regular PresentationExploring strategies and tools for mathematics leaders and coaches to support mathematics learning

Incorporating the Classroom in Professional Learning Opportunities
Our presentation is a joint effort between district leadership and school leadership in a large urban district to provide a collaborative approach in supporting best teaching practices around discourse in mathematics classrooms. We will present how we used classrooms of our students as an integral part of district expectations of professional learning.

 

Lead Speaker: Mary Mooney
Co-Presenter: Astrid Fossum
Co-Presenter: Cynthia Schoonover

110  10:45 AM to
11:45 AM
156 CGeneralRegular PresentationAdvancing formative assessment as an integral tool for understanding student thinking and guiding instruction

JUMP START Formative Assessment - A Resource for National Council of Supervisors Members
"Formative assessment" is defined in many different ways, but it primarily involves strategies to reveal information about student thinking that can be used to inform instruction. This session is an overview of JUMP START sessions for professional development that introduce formative assessment strategies to begin conversations among colleagues.

 

Lead Speaker: Jeane Joyner

111  10:45 AM to
11:45 AM
157 AGeneralRegular PresentationExamining the opportunities and challenges of using technology to support teaching and learning mathematics

Creating a "Professional Learning Pangaea" Using 21st Century Tools & Technology
Inspired by Thomas Friedman's assertions in The World is Flat, we created a network for cross-continental collaboration of tools and strategies for mathematics teaching and learning. Join us as we share how using such technologies as webinars, tweets, Hangouts, and chats help improve, globalize, and publicize our learning and teaching best practices.

 

Lead Speaker: Jacqueline Burns

112  10:45 AM to
11:45 AM
157 CGeneralRegular PresentationExploring strategies and tools for mathematics leaders and coaches to support mathematics learning

Time for a Reflective Conversation with a Teacher? Does the Question Matter?
During collaborative conversations with teachers, the use of well-structured questions promotes thinking and reflection moving teachers beyond, "I taught them. I don't know why they did not learn it." Designing well-structured questions as a reflective practice focused on student achievement does matter!

 

Lead Speaker: Diane Reynolds
Co-Presenter: Renee Everling

113  10:45 AM to
11:45 AM
151 ABGeneralRegular PresentationExploring strategies and tools for mathematics leaders and coaches to support mathematics learning

Moving Beyond Evaluation: The Role of Responsive Feedback in Shifting Teacher Practice
How do principals, who may not be fluent in mathematics content, learn to provide specific, actionable feedback? This question was explored in our principal learning community. In this session, principals will share video of their lesson debriefs and highlight specific tools they developed to give more responsive feedback to their teachers.

 

Lead Speaker: Antonia Cameron
Co-Presenter: Elizabeth Phillips
Co-Presenter: Bernadette Fitzgerald
Co-Presenter: Donna Taylor

114  10:45 AM to
11:45 AM
152GeneralRegular PresentationExamining the opportunities and challenges of using technology to support teaching and learning mathematics

Engaging Students In Mathematics Using Social Media
Social media is a powerful tool, which can be used to create engaging, relevant, and culturally diverse classrooms. The session will demonstrate how teachers can use social media to engage students in mathematical lessons. Participants will have the opportunity to discuss best practices for the effective use of social media in the classroom.

 

Lead Speaker: Kristopher Childs

115  10:45 AM to
11:45 AM
153 AMiddle
(6 - 8)
Regular PresentationShifting practices to effectively implement the Common Core State Standards: Equity for all learners with focus, rigor, and depth

A Mathematical Walking Tour of Boston
Participate and enjoy a mathematical walking tour of Boston. A goal of the walk is to convince everyone that mathematics can be found anywhere, including Boston. As you walk you will discover patterns, different shapes, and make connections to mathematics.

 

Lead Speaker: Gisele Zangari

116  10:45 AM to
11:45 AM
153 BGeneralRegular PresentationShifting practices to effectively implement the Common Core State Standards: Equity for all learners with focus, rigor, and depth

It's Time! - Our Student's Voice as a Catalyst for Change
Our students say the darnedest things. In this engaging session, leaders will learn how one school district is engaging students to enhance curriculum development, teacher induction, professional learning, and mathematics instruction. Leaders will participate in a simulation designed to guide student-informed strategic planning.

 

Lead Speaker: Bill Barnes
Co-Presenter: Jenny Novak
Co-Presenter: Karen Vaden
Co-Presenter: Jon Wray

117  10:45 AM to
11:45 AM
153 CHigh School
(9 - 12)
Regular PresentationExploring strategies and tools for mathematics leaders and coaches to support mathematics learning

Rehearsing Student-Centered Instructional Practices in Secondary Mathematics Professional Development
In this session, we report on our work in assisting secondary teachers in developing student-centered instructional practices in a professional development setting. We will present the design of our tasks and engage participants in a discussion on ways of supporting teachers in learning student-centered instructional practices.

 

Lead Speaker: P. Holt Wilson
Co-Presenter: Julie Kolb
Co-Presenter: Charles Wallis
Co-Presenter: Jeane Joyner
Co-Presenter: Carol Midgett
Co-Presenter: Jared Webb

118  10:45 AM to
11:45 AM
157 BGeneralSponsor ShowcaseAdvancing formative assessment as an integral tool for understanding student thinking and guiding instruction

From Standards to Practice: Leading Teachers to Improve Student Understanding Through Formative Assessment
How do you lead teachers to think beyond today’s lesson plan and connect to the learning goals for their students? We’ll discuss how to monitor and respond to student feedback in order to move toward those goals. Learn valuable tips for integrating teaching practices, questioning strategies and technology into your own training with teachers.

 

Lead Speaker: Katie England

119  10:45 AM to
11:45 AM
154Elementary
(K - 5)
Technology ShowcaseLeading instruction to leverage the Mathematics Practices for increased achievement

Performance Tasks and Assessments That Support Common Core, K-5
Are you looking for engaging performance tasks that encourage the Mathematical Practices? Then, join Exemplars to learn about our latest mathematics supplement "Problem Solving for the Common Core." This resource features newly developed tasks and classroom tools to support the implementation of CCSSM. Rubrics, anchor papers and planning sheets are included.

 

Lead Speaker: Stacey Bevins
Co-Presenter: Jay Meadows

120  12:00 PM to
1:15 PM
Exhibit Hall B1 NWGeneralFunctionShifting practices to effectively implement the Common Core State Standards: Equity for all learners with focus, rigor, and depth

Monday Lunch: Improving Student Achievement in Mathematics by Using Manipulatives with Classroom Instruction
Are students learning to model mathematical concepts and regularly engaged in conceptually-based, hands-on instruction using manipulatives? Explore this exciting topic and learn how to apply the NCSM position paper recommendations integrating manipulatives into instruction effectively across all grade levels. Learn more about the Concrete-Representational-Abstract ( CRA) method of instruction and it’s successful implementation. " We remember 10% of what we hear, 30% of what we see and 90% of what we do." – Jean Piaget Sponsored in part by Math Teachers Press. Math Teachers Press is celebrating its 35th anniversary publishing the manipulative based Moving with Math program for PK - High School. Our focus continues to be our commitment to help students succeed in mathematics using the CRA method of instruction with screening and progress monitoring. Our classroom roots have made us an Rtl leader providing a blended learning program that incorporates "Best Practices" and today’s technology to meet the needs of students, teachers and administrators.

 

Lead Speaker: Sonja Goerdt

121  12:15 PM to
1:15 PM
104 ABCGeneralRegular PresentationExploring strategies and tools for mathematics leaders and coaches to support mathematics learning

Grand Challenges in Mathematics Education
Mathematics education leaders seek answers to questions that will enhance teaching & learning. Other fields have identified Grand Challenges as a way to channel energy toward solving significant problems. What would a list of Grand Challenges for math education include? We invite you to provide ideas & engage in a discussion about this endeavor.

 

Lead Speaker: Kathryn Chval
Co-Presenter: Michelle Stephan
Co-Presenter: Beth Herbel-Eisenmann
Co-Presenter: Mike Fish

122  12:15 PM to
1:15 PM
103GeneralRegular PresentationExploring strategies and tools for mathematics leaders and coaches to support mathematics learning

Developing Mathematics Learning Communities Focusing on Student Work
Mathematics Learning Communities (MLC) use student work as a means to connect professional development to the classroom and to stimulate authentic discussions about how students learn mathematics. Participants will become members of a model MLC for a more in-depth look.

 

Lead Speaker: Dona Apple
Co-Presenter: Wendy Cleaves

123  12:15 PM to
1:15 PM
105GeneralRegular PresentationExploring strategies and tools for mathematics leaders and coaches to support mathematics learning

"What's the Difference Between Algebra and Functions?" Exploring Differences Between Often Confused Mathematical Terms
This session will take a task centric and Common Core informed approach to looking at mathematics vocabulary that is often confused, and think about ways of clarifying the differences for students and educators. Expect to be engaged in both mathematical work as well as colleague level collaborative thinking at a variety of grade bands.

 

Lead Speaker: Ellen Whitesides

124  12:15 PM to
1:15 PM
106Elementary
(K - 5)
Regular PresentationExploring strategies and tools for mathematics leaders and coaches to support mathematics learning

Supporting Teacher Collaboration in Implementing Open Response Problems and Planning Reengagement Discussions
How can leaders and coaches best support teachers in implementing open response problems, analyzing student work samples, and using the data to plan and facilitate effective reengagement discussions? Participants will examine student work, leadership tools, and video to explore a collaborative Open Response and Reengagement process.

 

Lead Speaker: Kathryn Flores
Co-Presenter: Denise Porter
Co-Presenter: Alyssa Renie

125  12:15 PM to
1:15 PM
107 AMiddle
(6 - 8)
Regular PresentationExamining the opportunities and challenges of using technology to support teaching and learning mathematics

Empowering Students with a Suite of Tools in a Dynamic Digital Workspace
Authentic problems don't come with step-by-step instructions, but too often we tell students outright how they should do a problem and which tools they should use. Learn how a suite of digital tools with a dynamic workspace can build student competence to create and share their own strategies for tackling rich mathematical tasks.

 

Lead Speaker: Erik Johnson

126  12:15 PM to
1:15 PM
107 BCIntermediate
(3 - 5)
Spotlight SpeakerShifting practices to effectively implement the Common Core State Standards: Equity for all learners with focus, rigor, and depth

Demystifying Multi-Digit Multiplication and Division for ELL students through Questioning and Interactive Open Arrays
By shifting classroom instruction from an emphasis on "right and wrong" answers to applying the Mathematics Teaching Practices, teachers can engage ELL students in developing fluency of multi-digit multiplication and division. Interactive open arrays, connections among representations, high-quality discourse, and anchor charts will be highlighted.

 

Lead Speaker: Nora Ramirez
Co-Presenter: Lauri Susi

127  12:15 PM to
1:15 PM
156 AMiddle
(6 - 8)
Regular PresentationLeading instruction to leverage the Mathematics Practices for increased achievement

The Role of Cognitive Design Principles in Implementing Mathematical Practices to Support Student Learning
How can teachers integrate research-based cognitive design principles to enhance high-quality mathematics curricula? We share PD strategies used to introduce teachers to the principles of using worked examples; visual and verbal mapping; and formative assessment and feedback, along with engaging students in the Standards for Mathematical Practice.

 

Lead Speaker: Catherine Carroll
Co-Presenter: Mardi Gale

128  12:15 PM to
1:15 PM
156 BIntermediate
(3 - 5)
Regular PresentationShifting practices to effectively implement the Common Core State Standards: Equity for all learners with focus, rigor, and depth

Making Sense of Mathematical Modeling in Grades 3-5: A Preliminary Framework
Modeling is a standard for mathematical practice, but it is also a domain in the CCSS high school standards. In this session we will present a preliminary framework for teachers and task developers to interpreted mathematical modeling at the elementary level. A fourth grade problem-solving lesson is the focus of the exploration.

 

Lead Speaker: Kimberly Morrow Leong
Co-Presenter: Mike Long
Co-Presenter: Jennifer Suh
Co-Presenter: Padmanabhan Seshaiyer

129  12:15 PM to
1:15 PM
156 CGeneralRegular PresentationLeading instruction to leverage the Mathematics Practices for increased achievement

Spotlight on a Common Vision for Mathematics Instruction: A Multidivisional Collaboration on Professional Development
Find out how multiple school divisions collaborated to provide a common professional development for school leadership focused on the mathematical practices. Several divisions will share the impact of this professional development on their mathematics programs and how they are continuing the professional development to meet the needs of their division.

 

Lead Speaker: Suyi Chuang
Co-Presenter: Michelle Crouse
Co-Presenter: Kate Wolling

130  12:15 PM to
1:15 PM
157 AMiddle
(6 - 8)
Regular PresentationAdvancing formative assessment as an integral tool for understanding student thinking and guiding instruction

Engaging Kids in the Assessment Process
Research shows formative assessment has the power to significantly improve student learning. This session will provide easy to use models/strategies of effective formative assessment that guide instruction and move learning forward. This session will focus on engaging students during the learning process to make them accountable for their learning.

 

Lead Speaker: Debbie Duvall

131  12:15 PM to
1:15 PM
157 CHigh School
(9 - 12)
Regular PresentationLeading instruction to leverage the Mathematics Practices for increased achievement

Using Technology to Foster the Standards for Mathematical Practice: More than Using Tools Strategically
Developing students' abilities in Mathematical Practices requires purposeful planning. Technology provides a tool in which students can explore mathematics, develop reasoning abilities, and problem solve through rich tasks. This session examines rich-tasks and provides strategies that support teacher focus on explicit instruction in practices.

 

Lead Speaker: Katie England

132  12:15 PM to
1:15 PM
151 ABGeneralRegular PresentationExamining the opportunities and challenges of using technology to support teaching and learning mathematics

Digital Debate: Will Technology Undermine or Augment Mathematics Education?
The digital revolution is transitioning our schools from paper-rich to media-rich learning environments. In the midst of these changes, a big issue arises: Technology in schools can either accelerate the momentum in effective mathematics education or undermine it. On one hand, technology can help students visualize and comprehend mathematics while supporting teachers by helping them gain deep insight into student thinking and grow professionally with web-connected communities. On the other hand, technology can water down mathematics into competitive, drill and practice games for students and relegate teachers to the role of computer proctors. Come see the debate unfold!

 

Lead Speaker: Arjan Khalsa
Co-Presenter: Janet Pittock
Co-Presenter: Jennifer Wilson
Co-Presenter: Keith Krueger
Co-Presenter: Nigel Nisbet
Co-Presenter: Rosemary Heher

133  12:15 PM to
1:15 PM
152GeneralRegular PresentationShifting practices to effectively implement the Common Core State Standards: Equity for all learners with focus, rigor, and depth

Engaging ALL Learners in Mathematical Practices through Instructional Routines
Participants will learn how the Mathematical Practices and Universal Design for Learning coalesce in instructional routines that foster math practices in all students. Participants will learn how to exploit leverage points within the mathematical practices for research-based support strategies for English learners and students with learning disabilities.

 

Lead Speaker: Amy Lucenta
Co-Presenter: Grace Kelemanik
Co-Presenter: Susan Creighton

134  12:15 PM to
1:15 PM
153 AGeneralRegular PresentationExploring strategies and tools for mathematics leaders and coaches to support mathematics learning

Designing Effective Professional Learning that Makes a Difference in Student Learning
This session focuses on research-based experiences needed in a professional learning community that helps transform instruction. Effective learning experiences focus on building teachers' pedagogical base. The four elements we will highlight are content knowledge, understanding how students learn,instructional practices, and assessment.

 

Lead Speaker: Marji Freeman
Co-Presenter: Patty Clark

135  12:15 PM to
1:15 PM
153 BHigh School
(9 - 12)
Regular PresentationAdvancing formative assessment as an integral tool for understanding student thinking and guiding instruction

College AND CAREER Ready Math: Industry-Based Formative Assessment Lessons
ConnectEd has developed contextualized, industry-based mathematics formative assessment lessons that link concept development with workplace learning to build student engagement and opportunities for application and transfer. In this session, participants explore effective problem-based teaching strategies and industry-specific task design principles.

 

Lead Speaker: Kentaro Iwasaki

136  12:15 PM to
1:15 PM
153 CGeneralRegular PresentationExploring strategies and tools for mathematics leaders and coaches to support mathematics learning

Increasing Teacher Efficacy in the Elementary Mathematics Classroom
Research has shown that teacher efficacy in the elementary classroom for teaching mathematics is very low. This presentation sheds light on using a PLC for second and third-year teachers to increase their efficacy for the teaching and learning of mathematics in the elementary classroom. Handouts and ideas provided.

 

Lead Speaker: Sue Vohrer

137  12:15 PM to
1:15 PM
157 BSecondary
(6-12)
Sponsor ShowcaseExamining the opportunities and challenges of using technology to support teaching and learning mathematics

Build a Growth Mindset to Accelerate Struggling Students (Grade 5 & up)
Many students who have struggled with mathematics don’t believe that success is possible and stop trying. So, along with rebuilding mathematical foundations, we need to rebuild student confidence. Hear how MATH 180 is showing students that their efforts matter while providing teachers with an environment for fostering perseverance.

 

Lead Speaker: Marilyn Trow

138  12:15 PM to
1:15 PM
154GeneralTechnology ShowcaseExamining the opportunities and challenges of using technology to support teaching and learning mathematics

Digital Learning for the Common Core: Introducing Pearson Common Core System of Courses
This showcase will focus on successfully implementing the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics and the Standards for Mathematical Practice, preparing students and teachers for the new high-stakes assessments, and improving student results using an all-new coherent digital ecosystem.

 

Lead Speaker: Pearson Speaker

139  1:30 PM to
2:30 PM
104 ABCGeneralMajor PresentationExamining the opportunities and challenges of using technology to support teaching and learning mathematics

Leading Learning in the Expanding Digital Landscape: Big Ideas, Fads, and Openings
As the digital revolution gains greater purchase in our everyday lives, mathematics education leaders are feeling increased pressure to adopt multiple technologies in support of mathematics teaching and learning. We have effectively used a few powerful etools such as graphing calculators for decades, but today there are new digital products that we sense could further transform our practice such as engaging apps, digital curricula, and other innovations. We need to ask ourselves a series of key questions, "What are the big categories of innovation around which we can organize the next evolution of practice given the expanding digital landscape?" Join us to launch NCSM’s Digital Initiative.

 

Lead Speaker: Valerie L. Mills

140  1:30 PM to
2:30 PM
103Elementary
(K - 5)
Regular PresentationExploring strategies and tools for mathematics leaders and coaches to support mathematics learning

It's a Balancing Act
The Council of Chief State School Officers has recommended a balance between conceptual understanding, procedural skill and fluency, and application in mathematics instruction. Application is often overlooked. In this interactive session, educators will learn strategies for maximizing learning through the application of concepts and maintaining a balance between these three modalities.

 

Lead Speaker: Connie Thomson
Co-Presenter: Valerie Byrnes

141  1:30 PM to
2:30 PM
105GeneralRegular PresentationShifting practices to effectively implement the Common Core State Standards: Equity for all learners with focus, rigor, and depth

Changing Math Mindsets for Struggling Learners and Their Teachers
Higher expectations for student learning needs to be accompanied by the belief that everyone can learn. Learn how our district is working with teachers to address mindsets through the use of research and data with curriculum and professional development. Strategies, resources, and tools will be shared to work with teachers, parents, and students.

 

Lead Speaker: Samantha Wuttig
Co-Presenter: Michelle Daml

142  1:30 PM to
2:30 PM
106Elementary
(K - 5)
Regular PresentationExploring strategies and tools for mathematics leaders and coaches to support mathematics learning

Supporting Reflective Teaching and Meaningful Collaboration Through Various Collaborative Coaching Structures
Collaborative coaching is a protocol that combines collaborative planning, teaching, observing and debriefing with a focus on collecting and analyzing evidence of student learning. We will share this flexible model for supporting teachers in facilitated conversations about student learning in different contexts both within and across schools.

 

Lead Speaker: Alison Whittington
Co-Presenter: Amanda Zimolzak

143  1:30 PM to
2:30 PM
107 AGeneralRegular PresentationExploring strategies and tools for mathematics leaders and coaches to support mathematics learning

EQuIPing Teachers with Quality and Aligned Instructional Materials
EQuIP (Educators Evaluating the Quality of Instructional Products) is an initiative designed to identify high-quality materials aligned to the Common Core State Standards and to increase the presence of those materials in classrooms. Participants will be introduced to the EQuIP rubric and the quality review process for mathematics.

 

Lead Speaker: Ted Coe

144  1:30 PM to
2:30 PM
107 BCHigh School
(9 - 12)
Regular PresentationExploring strategies and tools for mathematics leaders and coaches to support mathematics learning

Professional Development on Geometric Transformations: Replacing Confusions with Coherence
Of all the high school Common Core standards, the 11 relating to geometric transformations represent content very unfamiliar to many mathematics teachers and writers of instructional materials. As a result, confusions are common. The speaker will discuss these confusions with those in attendance and provide suggestions to overcome them.

 

Lead Speaker: Zalman Usiskin

145  1:30 PM to
2:30 PM
156 AElementary
(K - 5)
Regular PresentationLeading instruction to leverage the Mathematics Practices for increased achievement

How Does the Implementation of the Mathematical Practices Make a Difference in Instruction?
Join us for a professional learning experience, effective use of the Mathematical Practices in the classroom. This engaging hands-on experience will empower leaders with the materials needed to support their teachers by enhancing their understanding of the critical role Mathematical Practices plays in instruction and student achievement.

 

Lead Speaker: Kitty Rutherford
Co-Presenter: Jennifer Curtis

146  1:30 PM to
2:30 PM
156 BMiddle
(6 - 8)
Regular PresentationLeading instruction to leverage the Mathematics Practices for increased achievement

Responding to Students' Written Responses: Fractions to Algebra
Participants in this session will explore how students’ understanding of fractions impacts their transition into formal algebra. Student work will be examined to show how teacher feedback can assist students’ move from procedural fluency to generalization and a deeper understanding of operations, properties, and algebra.

 

Lead Speaker: Suzanne Reynolds

147  1:30 PM to
2:30 PM
156 CElementary
(K - 5)
Regular PresentationLeading instruction to leverage the Mathematics Practices for increased achievement

Great Tasks Create Opportunities for Great Practices: K-5 Students Engaged in Problem Solving
NCSM's Great Tasks illustrate how classrooms and teacher professional development can be enhanced by carefully presented problems. Tasks, discussions and student feedback strategies that embrace the Standards for Mathematical Practice Grades K-5 will be used. Collaborative opportunities for participants to create meaningful tasks will be featured.

 

Lead Speaker: Kit Norris
Co-Presenter: David Pugalee
Co-Presenter: Connie Schrock
Co-Presenter: Richard Seitz

148  1:30 PM to
2:30 PM
157 AIntermediate
(3 - 5)
Regular PresentationExploring strategies and tools for mathematics leaders and coaches to support mathematics learning

Supporting Mathematics Teaching and Learning in Grades 4 and 5: What Contributes to Strong Instruction?
A study involving grades 4 and 5 classrooms in the Boston Public Schools found mathematics instruction consistent with the expectations of the CCSS in many classrooms. What seems to have contributed to these strong results? What are the implications for how district leaders and mathematics coaches support mathematics teaching and learning?

 

Lead Speaker: Linda Davenport
Co-Presenter: Valerie Daniel
Co-Presenter: Heather Hill

149  1:30 PM to
2:30 PM
157 CMiddle
(6 - 8)
Regular PresentationLeading instruction to leverage the Mathematics Practices for increased achievement

Practical Ideas for Using Number Sense Activities to Get Students to Productively Argue
This workshop will focus on helping teachers create productive mathematical discourse and constructive argumentation, using sentence frames as tools for scaffolding. Leaders will explore activities connected to the CCSS that teachers can use with students to construct viable arguments, critique the reasoning of others, and use sense-making.

 

Lead Speaker: Andrew Stadel

150  1:30 PM to
2:30 PM
151 ABElementary
(K - 5)
Regular PresentationShifting practices to effectively implement the Common Core State Standards: Equity for all learners with focus, rigor, and depth

(How) Can Explicitness About Mathematical Practice Support Equitable Instruction?
The CCSS names complex mathematical goals, in terms of the ideas, skills, and practices that students are expected to learn. We will focus on three practices that can make complex mathematical work explicit for and attainable by all students: -a) making shared public records; -b) using definitions; and -c) analyzing conditions of a problem.

 

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

151  1:30 PM to
2:30 PM
152Elementary
(K - 5)
Regular PresentationExploring strategies and tools for mathematics leaders and coaches to support mathematics learning

1. One-Size PD Does Not Fit All: Strategies to Differentiate Professional Learning for Teachers on Fractions (CCSS)
Explore ways to differentiate PD to meet teachers’ wide range of mathematics knowledge and learning needs. Try differentiated activities for building teachers’ mathematical understanding and their use of effective practices to improve student learning. Create Choice Points that allow teachers to individualize the PD. Leave with planning tools and ideas to apply.

 

Lead Speaker: Amy Brodesky
Co-Presenter: Emily Fagan

152  1:30 PM to
2:30 PM
153 AIntermediate
(3 - 5)
Regular PresentationShifting practices to effectively implement the Common Core State Standards: Equity for all learners with focus, rigor, and depth

Getting at the Heart of Mathematical Thinking
Students are expected to use visual models when exploring mathematical ideas. NCTM Principles to Action lists Use and Connect Mathematical Representations as one of eight Mathematical Practices effective teaching. Come and learn how representations help deepen understanding of mathematical concepts and actually lie at the heart of problem solving.

 

Lead Speaker: Melissa Hedges
Co-Presenter: Beth Schefelkler

153  1:30 PM to
2:30 PM
153 BGeneralRegular PresentationShifting practices to effectively implement the Common Core State Standards: Equity for all learners with focus, rigor, and depth

Examining Instructional Materials and Improving Alignment to the Common Core
In this session, learn about materials alignment based on the Common Core State Standards and how to evaluate materials for quality. Guidance will be given about purchasing new materials, reviewing existing materials, and how to help teachers shore up weaknesses in adopted materials.

 

Lead Speaker: Jason Zimba
Co-Presenter: Beth Cocuzza

154  1:30 PM to
2:30 PM
153 CGeneralRegular PresentationExploring strategies and tools for mathematics leaders and coaches to support mathematics learning

Supporting Teacher Teams with Talk Protocols
Teaching is a complex, dynamic activity. Working as a member of a team that studies its own teaching is a critical but unfamiliar role for many educators. Team work is a skill that is learned and can be improved. The protocols we will share help support teams of educators learn how to better collaborate to improve their practice.

 

Lead Speaker: Jesse Johnson
Co-Presenter: Sara Toguchi

155  1:30 PM to
2:30 PM
157 BGeneralSponsor ShowcaseLeading instruction to leverage the Mathematics Practices for increased achievement

Math Forum's Problems of the Week: Practice for Online Assessments
Many states are adopting new assessments that focus on students' ability to solve complex problems and explain their thinking by typing their thoughts into the computer. Learn how the Math Forum’s online Problems of the Week, along with activities from our recent book, give students practice with online environments and the mathematical practices.

 

Lead Speaker: Annie Fetter
Co-Presenter: Max Ray

156  1:30 PM to
2:30 PM
154Intermediate
(3 - 5)
Technology ShowcaseExamining the opportunities and challenges of using technology to support teaching and learning mathematics

Leverage the Power of Adaptive Technology to Meet Rigorous Goals
Your standards require all students to be fluent with whole number operations by the end of grade 3 so that they can excel with higher-level mathematics. This session will focus on leveraging individualized instruction. With mobile technology from Scholastic’s FASTT Math Next Gen, students can meet new rigorous goals!

 

Lead Speaker: Tamara Bousquet

157  2:45 PM to
3:45 PM
104 ABCGeneralMajor PresentationLeading instruction to leverage the Mathematics Practices for increased achievement

This Little Light of Mine, I'm Gonna Let It Shine!
For students to be successful in mathematics classrooms, they must first be given the opportunity to achieve. All students should be properly evaluated to determine the types of experiences they need to maximize their mathematical learning. Curricula choices and course-taking opportunities afforded students should be based on objective feedback tied to student performance. Once students are given the opportunity to learn, administrators and teachers must become proactive in creating learning situations and structures that enhance student success. This presentation will offer approaches to achieve these goals, especially as they relate to the Mathematical Practices of today’s classrooms.

 

Lead Speaker: Lee V. Stiff

158  2:45 PM to
3:45 PM
103GeneralRegular PresentationLeading instruction to leverage the Mathematics Practices for increased achievement

Enacting the CCSS: Preparing A Next Generation of Mathematics Teacher Leaders
This session provides an overview of our work to develop future mathematics teacher leaders in the state of Washington,including deep level changes that future teacher leaders are making in their classrooms, the tools and technologies that have helped them as they work to change their practice, and the resources developed to support them in new leadership roles.

 

Lead Speaker: Ruth Parker

159  2:45 PM to
3:45 PM
105Secondary
(6-12)
Regular PresentationShifting practices to effectively implement the Common Core State Standards: Equity for all learners with focus, rigor, and depth

When Questions of Equity Are Actually Questions About Mathematics
Issues of equity are often discussed across disciplines. Yet mathematics has been used in ways that maintain inequity. Thus, we must consider issues of equity within the context of mathematics. We will share an immersive opportunity that tackles how the common practice of mathematics in schools undermines the creation of equitable classrooms.

 

Lead Speaker: Eden Badertscher
Co-Presenter: Al Cuoco

160  2:45 PM to
3:45 PM
106Elementary
(K - 5)
Regular PresentationLeading instruction to leverage the Mathematics Practices for increased achievement

Using a Collaborative Walkthrough Process to Build Capacity for Rigorous Math Instruction
A district team of teachers, administrators, math interventionists, and a math coach will share how they have worked together to refine a school-based instructional walkthrough process in order to build capacity and accountability. The team developed school and district goals to improve mathematics instruction through focussing on the CCSSM Mathematical Practice.

 

Lead Speaker: Sarah Caban
Co-Presenter: Lynette Stinneford
Co-Presenter: Christine Mohlar
Co-Presenter: Nancy Harriman
Co-Presenter: Jeff Boston
Co-Presenter: Abby Shink

161  2:45 PM to
3:45 PM
107 ASecondary
(6-12)
Regular PresentationExploring strategies and tools for mathematics leaders and coaches to support mathematics learning

Does One Lesson Matter? Using Action Research to Help Teachers Grow and Change
Mathematics coaches often spend time trying to convince mathematics teachers to try innovative research-based strategies in their classroom. This change is too daunting for many teachers. In this session we will discuss how action research can be used to motivate teachers to implement new teaching strategies.

 

Lead Speaker: Linda Griffith

162  2:45 PM to
3:45 PM
107 BCGeneralRegular PresentationAdvancing formative assessment as an integral tool for understanding student thinking and guiding instruction

The Decisions and Shifts Required by the Common Core State Standards
Teachers are confronted with a significant change in K-12 education, due to the CCSSM. These shifts require changes in mathematics content, instructional practices, and the demands on students. The next generation assessments challenge students to think and do mathematics differently. Curricular and assessment tools will be introduced and shared.

 

Lead Speaker: David Foster

163  2:45 PM to
3:45 PM
156 AMiddle
(6 - 8)
Regular PresentationExamining the opportunities and challenges of using technology to support teaching and learning mathematics

The CCSS, Ratios and Proportional Reasoning: Implications for Teacher Leaders
An interactive discussion will focus on a technology-leveraged approach for building ratio concepts and bringing coherence to developing proportional reasoning. Research can help us inform the practice of teachers with whom we work to make the shifts advocated by the CCSS.

 

Lead Speaker: Tom Dick
Co-Presenter: Gail Burrill

164  2:45 PM to
3:45 PM
156 BElementary
(K - 5)
Regular PresentationAdvancing formative assessment as an integral tool for understanding student thinking and guiding instruction

Connecting Formative Assessment & Teachers' Talk in PLCs to Understand Students' Thinking & Inform Instruction
This session will help coaches and teacher leaders work with PLCs in order to support teachers in understanding students’ thinking and diagnosing misconceptions. Participants will gain insights into how teachers’ use of descriptive talk when discussing students’ thinking and strategies may impact how effectively they design targeted interventions.

 

Lead Speaker: Crystal Lancour
Co-Presenter: Jennifer Anderson

165  2:45 PM to
3:45 PM
156 CHigh School
(9 - 12)
Regular PresentationLeading instruction to leverage the Mathematics Practices for increased achievement

Reinventing Algebra in a Common Core World
The Common Core has done little to improve the coherence of the 9-12 mathematics curriculum. This is especially true of algebra which seem mostly unchanged from decades past. This session will describe a realistic scope and sequence for high school algebra drawn from a grass roots effort to make significant changes to improve Algebra 1 and II.

 

Lead Speaker: Eric Milou

166  2:45 PM to
3:45 PM
157 AGeneralRegular PresentationAdvancing formative assessment as an integral tool for understanding student thinking and guiding instruction

Lesson Study: A Vehicle to Support the Intentional and Systematic Use of Formative Assessment in Classrooms
This session will feature the use of lesson study as one aspect of a K-8 district’s multifaceted approach to implement and support the intentional and systematic use of formative assessment in its classrooms. Attendees will engage in a variety of lesson study activities focused on supporting formative assessment practices in classrooms.

 

Lead Speaker: Marjorie Petit
Co-Presenter: Mary Abele-Austin

167  2:45 PM to
3:45 PM
157 CSecondary
(6-12)
Regular PresentationExploring strategies and tools for mathematics leaders and coaches to support mathematics learning

A University-School Partnership to Support Novice Teachers' Purposeful Planning for Instruction
This session engages participants in discussing how to support novice teachers by sharing a university-school partnership that focused on novice secondary mathematics teachers’ purposeful planning. We will share program activities and discuss findings related to what and how participants engaged and the role of the facilitators in supporting this.

 

Lead Speaker: Lorraine Males
Co-Presenter: Joshua Males

168  2:45 PM to
3:45 PM
151 ABMiddle
(6 - 8)
Regular PresentationShifting practices to effectively implement the Common Core State Standards: Equity for all learners with focus, rigor, and depth

Middle School Mathematics Teachers' Perceptions of the Common Core: Standards, Assessments, and Teacher Evaluation
In this session, we will discuss findings about middle school mathematics teachers’ perceptions of the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics (CCSSM), resources teachers use to interpret and implement CCSS, teachers’ experiences implementing CCSSM, and teachers’ views on CCSSM-related high-stakes assessments and teacher evaluation systems.

 

Lead Speaker: Jon Davis
Co-Presenter: Jeffrey Choppin

169  2:45 PM to
3:45 PM
152Elementary
(K - 5)
Regular PresentationExploring strategies and tools for mathematics leaders and coaches to support mathematics learning

Teacher Time Out: A Way to Supporting the Collective Learning of Educators
This session examines how a coaching routine, Teacher Time Out, supported professional learning as educators worked together in settings with students present to develop high-quality instructional practices. Video of the routine will be examined and implications for coaches and district leaders will be considered.

 

Lead Speaker: Lynsey Gibbons
Co-Presenter: Allison Hintz
Co-Presenter: Elizabeth Hartmann

170  2:45 PM to
3:45 PM
153 AGeneralRegular PresentationLeading instruction to leverage the Mathematics Practices for increased achievement

Instructional Routines: The Key for Teachers to Foster the Mathematical Practices in All Students
Participants will learn how teachers are embedding a set of practice-prompting instructional routines in their classrooms. Each routine, designed to provide access to a wide range of learners, develops the thinking and reasoning of a specific mathematical practice. Learn how teachers effectively plan for, rehearse, and enact these routines.

 

Lead Speaker: Grace Kelemanik
Co-Presenter: Amy Lucenta

171  2:45 PM to
3:45 PM
153 BGeneralRegular PresentationExploring strategies and tools for mathematics leaders and coaches to support mathematics learning

Effective Strategies for Planning and Teaching CCSS Aligned Lessons
Learn about coaching and supporting specific teacher and student behaviors in CCSS-aligned lessons while examining the Instructional Practice Guide. We'll address research- based teaching strategies that engage all learners and share free digital resources that support effective planning, coaching, and self-reflection.

 

Lead Speaker: Barbara Beske
Co-Presenter: Beth Cocuzza

172  2:45 PM to
3:45 PM
153 CIntermediate
(3 - 5)
Regular PresentationShifting practices to effectively implement the Common Core State Standards: Equity for all learners with focus, rigor, and depth

A Rigorous Approach to Teaching Fractions That All Students Can Master: Fantasy or Reality?
Operations with fractions was a difficult topic at grade 6, but now the CCSS calls for students to add, subtract, multiply, and partially divide fractions by the end of grade 5. New approaches such as Cognitively Guided Instruction, however, are making this rigorous content accessible to ALL students.

 

Lead Speaker: Eric Siegel
Co-Presenter: Mark Koester

173  2:45 PM to
3:45 PM
157 BGeneralSponsor ShowcaseExamining the opportunities and challenges of using technology to support teaching and learning mathematics

ExperienceMath with Awesome Games and Online Tools
When implemented correctly, online tools allow students to engage in mathematical practices in a meaningful way. In this session, we’ll play Mini Golf, Angle Explorer, and Shape Shifter to learn about angles and arithmetic sequences. See how teachers can use the inquiry approach to build deep understanding. Do the math with us and have fun at the same time!

 

Lead Speaker: Patrick Vennebush

174  2:45 PM to
3:45 PM
154Secondary
(6-12)
Technology ShowcaseExamining the opportunities and challenges of using technology to support teaching and learning mathematics

Ensure Progress to Algebra with MATH 180 Course II (Grade 6 & up)
The standards demand that all students be ready for algebra. Be the first to experience our new MATH 180 Course II curriculum. Transition struggling students to pre-algebra with a focus on proportional reasoning with rates, ratios, and more—while providing them with a personalized learning experience that accelerates their learning and confidence.

 

Lead Speaker: Lea Ozeri

175  3:00 PM to
3:45 PM
Exhibit Hall B1 NWGeneralRegular PresentationLeading instruction to leverage the Mathematics Practices for increased achievement

Hot Topics Conversation Café
Table 1 Greg Tang: Why Students Still Don’t Know Their Basic Facts Table 2 Beth Herbel-Eisenmann: How Can Leaders Advocate for Teachers in Current Times Table 3 Elham Kazemi: Developing a School-wide Learning and Coaching Culture Table 4 Kyndall Brown: Access and Equity

 

Lead Speaker: Beverly Kimes
Co-Presenter: Greg Tang
Co-Presenter: Beth Herbel-Eisenmann
Co-Presenter: Elham Kazemi
Co-Presenter: Kyndall Brown

176  4:00 PM to
5:00 PM
104 ABCGeneralMajor PresentationExploring strategies and tools for mathematics leaders and coaches to support mathematics learning

Building District Leadership Capacity in Mathematics
Many school and district leaders lack the proficiency and confidence to supervise and effectively improve mathematics instruction in their schools, although mathematics is a core foundational subject that is assessed at the district, state, national, and international levels. The question we need to answer is not only "what" is needed to improve mathematics instruction, but "who" is needed to make significant and meaningful change. Or, as a good friend of mine has often asked, "Who is the keeper of mathematics?" This presentation will address the many challenges school and district leaders face and attempt to answer both the "what" and the "who".

 

Lead Speaker: Linda Curtis-Bey

177  4:00 PM to
5:00 PM
103Secondary
(6-12)
Regular PresentationLeading instruction to leverage the Mathematics Practices for increased achievement

Measuring Secondary Teachers' Use of Standards for Mathematical Practice (SMP)
We describe a paper and pencil assessment that measures secondary teachers' use of the SMP. We designed the assessment not to evaluate individual teachers, but to assess the effectiveness of PD programs designed to develop these mathematical practices in teachers. In this session, participants will engage with items and rubrics from the assessment.

 

Lead Speaker: Ryota Matsuura
Co-Presenter: Sarah Sword
Co-Presenter: Miriam Gates
Co-Presenter: Jane Kang
Co-Presenter: Al Cuoco
Co-Presenter: Glenn Stevens

178  4:00 PM to
5:00 PM
105GeneralRegular PresentationAdvancing formative assessment as an integral tool for understanding student thinking and guiding instruction

Leading Teachers through Formative Assessment: Modeling Processes in Supervision and Professional Development
Research shows effective formative assessment practices have greater impact on student achievement than other interventions. How effective are your teachers at implementing formative assessment processes? In what stage of PRIME assessment leadership are you? Involve your teachers in the formative assessment process to advance their efficacy.

 

Lead Speaker: Katie England

179  4:00 PM to
5:00 PM
106Intermediate
(3 - 5)
Regular PresentationLeading instruction to leverage the Mathematics Practices for increased achievement

Noticing, Articulating, and Proving Generalizations: A Context for Leveraging Mathematical Practices
Video cases will be presented to illustrate how Mathematical Practices 2, 3, 6, and 8 are enacted as students are challenged to notice, articulate, and prove generalizations about the behavior of the operations.

 

Lead Speaker: Deborah Schifter

180  4:00 PM to
5:00 PM
107 AElementary
(K - 5)
Regular PresentationLeading instruction to leverage the Mathematics Practices for increased achievement

A Systematic Approach for Implementing Mathematical Processes and Practices
How can we use strategies that develop academic language, increase student communication, and utilize formative assessment to support diverse learners and increase student achievement? Join us as we explore how one district approached these efforts in a systematic manner that honored teachers’ autonomy and supported a student-focused environment.

 

Lead Speaker: Janet Nuzzie

181  4:00 PM to
5:00 PM
107 BCPrimary
(PK - 2)
Regular PresentationLeading instruction to leverage the Mathematics Practices for increased achievement

Making Mileage with the Mathematical Practices in the Early Years
Are the Standards for Mathematical Practices applicable to our youngest students? Absolutely! The key to early mathematics instruction is how we do it. We must work together to assure that the practices are implemented in ways that are age-level appropriate and that will help young students develop positive and productive dispositions toward mathematics.

 

Lead Speaker: Stuart Murphy

182  4:00 PM to
5:00 PM
156 AGeneralRegular PresentationLeading instruction to leverage the Mathematics Practices for increased achievement

Rich Tasks that Highlight Structure (MP7) & Regularity (MP8)
Structure and Regularity are essential in mathematics. If we are to increase achievement for all students, mathematics leaders must help teachers identify how MP7 and MP8 play out in the mathematics students learn. In this session we will present rich tasks, such as mental arithmetic and problem-solving situations that highlight MP7 and MP8.

 

Lead Speaker: Judith Jacobs
Co-Presenter: Dave Kennedy
Co-Presenter: Diana Sherman

183  4:00 PM to
5:00 PM
156 BMiddle
(6 - 8)
Regular PresentationLeading instruction to leverage the Mathematics Practices for increased achievement

Designing Contextualized Learning Environments to Support Common Core Amongst Heterogeneous Student Groupings
This presentation will provide participants with insight into designing and supporting context based learning environments which deeply embed and support students exploration and use of the Common Core Mathematical Practices. Participants will also see specific examples of how students exercise these practices on complex performance tasks.

 

Lead Speaker: Patrick Hoover

184  4:00 PM to
5:00 PM
156 CElementary
(K - 5)
Regular PresentationExploring strategies and tools for mathematics leaders and coaches to support mathematics learning

A Vision of Success: Empowering Coaches with Effective Strategies and Visual Tools for Developing Fact Fluency
The Common Core stresses the development of thinking strategies before written methods, but students need powerful visuals models to help form a "mind picture" that links to the strategy. This workshop will demonstrate easy-to-make visual aids that coaches can use to help students master all basic fact strategies with understanding.

 

Lead Speaker: James Burnett

185  4:00 PM to
5:00 PM
157 AElementary
(K - 5)
Regular PresentationExamining the opportunities and challenges of using technology to support teaching and learning mathematics

Using a Visual Approach to Triple Student Achievement for All Students (ELL, Special Ed., New Immigrants, & General Ed.)
Hear from administrators, math coaches and teachers from Groton, CT; New York City, NY; and Lawrence, MA as to how they have used the Spatial Temporal Math software program as a transformational tool in support of higher achieving students and the development of scalable teacher practices.

 

Lead Speaker: Inaya Assal
Co-Presenter: Lori Butterfield

186  4:00 PM to
5:00 PM
157 CSecondary
(6-12)
Regular PresentationAdvancing formative assessment as an integral tool for understanding student thinking and guiding instruction

Developing Teacher Practices and Student Reasoning with Formative Assessment Lessons
Results from case studies of secondary mathematics teachers using Formative Assessment Lessons to develop students' mathematical practices show teachers’ emerging understanding of formative assessment and highlights differences in teachers' eliciting and leveraging of student thinking. I will share tools to support teacher planning and reflection.

 

Lead Speaker: Kimberly Seashore

187  4:00 PM to
5:00 PM
151 ABGeneralMeetingLeading instruction to leverage the Mathematics Practices for increased achievement

Regional Directors and State Team Leaders
This meeting of the appointed NCSM State Team Leaders and NCSM Regional Directors will focus on the critical work of NCSM for 2015-2016. In particular we will discuss future plans for state and provincial meetings, Regional Leadership Seminars, and professional development ideas using new NCSM products. This meeting is for invited team leaders. NCSM would like to thank ETAHand2Mind for graciously supplying the refreshments for this meeting.

 

Lead Speaker: Valerie L. Mills
Co-Presenter: Mona Toncheff

188  4:00 PM to
5:00 PM
152Middle
(6 - 8)
Regular PresentationAdvancing formative assessment as an integral tool for understanding student thinking and guiding instruction

Using Professional Learning Communities to Improve Teachers' Use of Formative Assessment: Increasing Student Learning
Learn how Professional Learning Communities (PLCs) are utilized to help teachers improve their use of formative assessment in order to increase students’ mathematics learning. Participants will examine students’ responses, classroom vignettes, and notes from PLC meetings in order to discuss how formative assessment practices are being developed.

 

Lead Speaker: Marilyn Strutchens
Co-Presenter: Megan Burton

189  4:00 PM to
5:00 PM
153 ASecondary
(6-12)
Regular PresentationShifting practices to effectively implement the Common Core State Standards: Equity for all learners with focus, rigor, and depth

From Solid to Solid: Designing Professional Development on Using Concrete Manipulatives to Cement Student Understanding
Depth of understanding is important. The Concrete-Representational-Abstract (CRA) model supports conceptual understanding while building connections between student experiences and abstract concepts. We will focus on professional development regarding implementation of the CRA model can be differentiated based on the intended audience while sending a consistent message.

 

Lead Speaker: Yvonne Spalding
Co-Presenter: Sara Frisbie

190  4:00 PM to
5:00 PM
153 BMiddle
(6 - 8)
Regular PresentationAdvancing formative assessment as an integral tool for understanding student thinking and guiding instruction

Eliciting Mathematics Misconceptions: Validated Resources to Support Formative Assessment in Fraction and Decimal Topics
In this session participants will explore validated diagnostic assessments and support materials designed to help elicit commonly held misconceptions related to grades 4-6 CCSS rational number concepts and learn about the open source online environment developed to administer assessments and produce targeted reports on students’ misconceptions.

 

Lead Speaker: Pamela Buffington
Co-Presenter: Cheryl Tobey
Co-Presenter: Michelle Cerrone

191  4:00 PM to
5:00 PM
153 CSecondary
(6-12)
Regular PresentationExamining the opportunities and challenges of using technology to support teaching and learning mathematics

Create Deep Understanding by Integrating Technology and Rich Tasks That Provide Active Engagement and Encourage Inquiry
In this highly interactive session, discover how to motivate your teachers and coaches to increase student learning and encourage meaningful collaboration with two superb activities. Get answers to: "How do we implement the CCSS and Practices and still teach the ideas and make connections?" Obtain all ready-to-use materials.

 

Lead Speaker: Tom Reardon

191.5  4:00 PM to
5:00 PM
157 BPrimary
(PK - 2)
Sponsor ShowcaseLeading instruction to leverage the Mathematics Practices for increased achievement

Bring Your Handwritten Math to Life with FluidMath
It's 2015 and tablets and other digital writing surfaces are becoming as ubiquitous as paper and pencil, but math teachers and students still handwrite math on paper every day. What if graphs, tables, solutions, and animations derived from your handwritten math could come to life on your writing surface? From Arithmetic to Algebra to Calculus come see how FluidMath brings your handwritten math to life on tablets and Interactive Whiteboards.

 

Lead Speaker: Donald Carney
Co-Presenter: Andrew Forsberg

192  4:00 PM to
5:00 PM
154GeneralTechnology ShowcaseExamining the opportunities and challenges of using technology to support teaching and learning mathematics

Redbird Mathematics: The Next Generation of Stanford University's Digital K-7 Math Curriculum
Based in foundational and ongoing research at Stanford University, Redbird Advanced Learning is pleased to debut Redbird Mathematics, an innovative K-7 digital curriculum for CCSS. Redbird Mathematics features advances in adaptivity, gamification, and STEM project-based learning leading to authentic engagement and personalization for digital natives!

 

Lead Speaker: Matthew Fields
Co-Presenter: Andrew Lippert
Co-Presenter: Janet Pittock
Co-Presenter: Jason Green

193  5:00 PM to
5:30 PM
107 BCGeneralFunctionShifting practices to effectively implement the Common Core State Standards: Equity for all learners with focus, rigor, and depth

The Main Street Kids' Club: A MathStart Musical
Rollicking, mathmatizing songs from this acclaimed musical based on stories from Stuart J. Murphy’s MathStart series. Playwright Scott (Schoolhouse Rock Live!) Ferguson has crafted an original story of adventure, mystery, friendship...and mathematics! "Math Skills are Life Skills!" says the sign on the wall of the clubhouse—and they are lots-of-fun skills!

 

Lead Speaker: Watertown Children's Theatre

194  5:15 PM to
5:45 PM
156 AGeneralRegular PresentationLeading instruction to leverage the Mathematics Practices for increased achievement

What's it All About? An Orientation for Those New to the NCSM Annual Conference
This is a repeat of the morning session for those who are new to NCSM Conferencing. Participants will network with others, review 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 conference.

 

Lead Speaker: Sharon Rendon

195  5:30 PM to
7:00 PM
Level 3 Ballroom LobbyGeneralFunctionLeading instruction to leverage the Mathematics Practices for increased achievement

Monday night reception with Redbird
Grounded in foundational and ongoing research by Stanford University, Redbird Advanced Learning is uniquely positioned at the intersection of learning science and advanced technology. Our mission is to transform lives by harnessing the power of research, technology and innovation. By combining the research capabilities of Stanford University with advanced learning technologies, we offer innovative educational solutions that help students achieve their ultimate potential. This year at NCSM, we are celebrating the debut of REDBIRD MATHEMATICS, our ground breaking new digital curriculum for CCSSM. REDBIRD MATHEMATICS features a combination of multi-modal multimedia instruction, advanced gamification, STEM-themed digital project-based learning, and highly sophisticated continually adaptive assessment. REDBIRD MATHEMATICS is not only designed to prepare students for success on today’s digitally delivered, high stakes assessments, but also to inspire a love for mathematics and to provide students with an authentically relevant, highly personalized, just-in-time educational experience. Visit us at Booth #608 and see our ad on the inside back cover of the program to learn about events celebrating the debut of REDBIRD MATHEMATICS. WIN an iPhone 6 or an iPad Air by tweeting your creative picture of our logo (found in your conference bag) to @redbirdlearning with hashtags #NCSM15 and #redbirdmathematics. Prizes awarded at the Monday Reception and Booth #608. Join us for a ticketed reception.

 

Lead Speaker: Nick Stutzman

 
All Sessions -- Tuesday, Tuesday, April 14
 
200  7:30 AM to
8:30 AM
Exhibit Hall B1 NWGeneralFunctionShifting practices to effectively implement the Common Core State Standards: Equity for all learners with focus, rigor, and depth

Tuesday Breakfast: An Equation that Works for Math Education
We can't keep doing the same thing and expect different results. The current equation for mathematics instruction is leaving too many students behind. Come learn about a new one: T(C + M) = S Sponsored by Scholastic Corporation. Scholastic Corporation is the world’s largest publisher and distributor of children’s books and a leader in educational technology and children’s media. Scholastic creates quality educational and entertaining materials and products for use in school and at home, including children's books, magazines, technology-based products, teacher materials, television programming, film, videos and toys. Scholastic distributes its products and services through a variety of channels, including proprietary school-based book clubs and school-based book fairs, retail stores, schools, libraries, television networks and www.scholastic.com.

 

Lead Speaker: David Dockterman

201  8:45 AM to
9:45 AM
104 ABCGeneralMajor PresentationShifting practices to effectively implement the Common Core State Standards: Equity for all learners with focus, rigor, and depth

Overcoming Obstacles to Make Mathematics Work for All!
New content standards may improve overall student achievement, but are unlikely to reduce existing learning differentials. In order to raise the achievement of all students and simultaneously close learning differentials, your leadership efforts must simultaneously address six program shifts as well overcome persistent obstacles that have stood in the way of making mathematics work for all students. This session will address specific actions you can take to overcome these obstacles, implement highly effective mathematics programs, focus your efforts, and ensure that mathematics works for all students!

 

Lead Speaker: Matt Larson

202  8:45 AM to
9:45 AM
103Secondary
(6-12)
Regular PresentationShifting practices to effectively implement the Common Core State Standards: Equity for all learners with focus, rigor, and depth

"College Prep" Mathematics Courses: Effectively Transitioning "Non-ready" Students From High School to College
Many districts are planning 4th year courses to ensure their graduates are "college ready." In this session, participants will explore a syllabus and sample materials for a course combining elements of quantitative reasoning and algebraic modeling-informed by new state standards and the emergence of multiple college mathematics pathways.

 

Lead Speaker: Kathi Cook
Co-Presenter: Ingrid Ristroph

203  8:45 AM to
9:45 AM
105Elementary
(K - 5)
Regular PresentationLeading instruction to leverage the Mathematics Practices for increased achievement

Professional Development that Supports Teachers' Use of Learning Trajectories
This session focuses on developing K-5 teachers’ understanding of research-based student learning trajectories and their ability to use this understanding in their teaching. Participants will examine professional development materials that engage teachers in context-sensitive, practice-based professional learning experiences.

 

Lead Speaker: Timothy Boerst
Co-Presenter: Kara Suzuka
Co-Presenter: Douglas van Dine

204  8:45 AM to
9:45 AM
106GeneralRegular PresentationAdvancing formative assessment as an integral tool for understanding student thinking and guiding instruction

Supporting Elementary and Secondary Mathematics Teachers' Formative Assessment Practices
This presentation is based on a professional development model that supports teachers’ formative assessment practices. We will provide examples of a range of high-level practices, share data on the types of practices teachers need help implementing, and engage participants in brainstorming strategies that could help support teachers.

 

Lead Speaker: Joanne Philhower
Co-Presenter: Durrell Jones

205  8:45 AM to
9:45 AM
107 AGeneralRegular PresentationExploring strategies and tools for mathematics leaders and coaches to support mathematics learning

What Does the Research Say About Mathematics Coaching? An Update
In this session you will be engaged in exploring an overview of the research on mathematics coaching and the implications for mathematics coaching programs. We will look at what the research says about -a) changing instructional practice; -b) improving student achievement; and -c) identifying the roles and responsibilities of coaches.

 

Lead Speaker: Maggie McGatha

206  8:45 AM to
9:45 AM
107 BCGeneralRegular PresentationExploring strategies and tools for mathematics leaders and coaches to support mathematics learning

It's TIME – Beyond Great Standards: Important Steps in Taking Leadership for Equity and Social Justice
What does it mean to take leadership for social justice? It's TIME's vision of social justice requires students to be college or, career-ready and view mathematics as a powerful tool to think critically about issues facing society. This session will outline important planning and strategic steps to infuse social justice into a mathematics curriculum.

 

Lead Speaker: Linda Fulmore

207  8:45 AM to
9:45 AM
156 AGeneralRegular PresentationExploring strategies and tools for mathematics leaders and coaches to support mathematics learning

Building and Maintaining a K-12 System of Quality Mathematics Instruction from a District and Classroom Perspective
Building a system of strong mathematics instruction ensures quality teaching and learning for years to come. Learn from the experience of two mathematics leaders, from the district and classroom perspectives, about scaffolding systemic design and professional development to build strength in mathematics instruction at all levels.

 

Lead Speaker: Kathleen Rieke
Co-Presenter: Sherry Lane

208  8:45 AM to
9:45 AM
156 BSecondary
(6-12)
Regular PresentationShifting practices to effectively implement the Common Core State Standards: Equity for all learners with focus, rigor, and depth

Getting to the Heart of Equity with Rigorous Tasks and Instruction that Supports a Growth Mindset
Math is, and has always been, a creative endeavor-except in school. In school, we've managed to turn math into a rote, boring chore. For centuries, mathematics was the result of man's curiosity about the world and his desire to understand and describe it. Join us as we consider good tasks that reignite curiosity and the instruction they require.

 

Lead Speaker: Lisa Bush
Co-Presenter: Michael Gould

209  8:45 AM to
9:45 AM
156 CSecondary
(6-12)
Regular PresentationExamining the opportunities and challenges of using technology to support teaching and learning mathematics

Using Digital Open-Source Education Resources in the Secondary Mathematics Classroom
There are many digital education resources available, but how do you know which ones are good for supporting high-quality mathematics instruction? Learn how to help your teachers use open-source digital education resources as they curate powerful learning experiences for their own students.

 

Lead Speaker: Paul Gray

210  8:45 AM to
9:45 AM
157 AElementary
(K - 5)
Regular PresentationExploring strategies and tools for mathematics leaders and coaches to support mathematics learning

Moving a School Through Number Talks: Examining School Structures and Improving Mathematical Classroom Discourse
Experience a school leadership team's journey in creating a content-focused coaching model around Number Talks and classroom discourse. The team will share how they constructed supportive school structures,designed appropriate PD, established a collaborative school culture, and utilized Professional Learning Communities to increase student achievement.

 

Lead Speaker: Kristin Gray
Co-Presenter: Nancy Thornburg
Co-Presenter: Jennifer Nauman
Co-Presenter: Jennifer Leach
Co-Presenter: Andrea Hutchison

211  8:45 AM to
9:45 AM
157 CIntermediate
(3 - 5)
Regular PresentationShifting practices to effectively implement the Common Core State Standards: Equity for all learners with focus, rigor, and depth

Success! Collaborative, Innovative Problem Solving Aligned to the Mathematical Practices
In this interactive session, leaders explore a student-centered paradigm that embraces complex problem solving through productive perseverance. Through the lens of the Mathematical Practices, we investigate and evaluate a process in which problems are thoroughly understood and entry points identified prior to solving. Student samples are shared.

 

Lead Speaker: Robyn Silbey

212  8:45 AM to
9:45 AM
151 ABGeneralMajor PresentationShifting practices to effectively implement the Common Core State Standards: Equity for all learners with focus, rigor, and depth

Kay Gilliland Equity Lecture
Unlike most high-performing countries in the world, our country has bet on standards, historically weak policy instruments, to drive improvements in mathematics teaching and learning. How can we, as individual teachers and as a community of teachers, ensure that our new state standards lead to dramatic improvements in mathematics learning and that they reduce long-standing opportunity gaps? The talk will present a dispassionate analysis of the realities of achievement gaps. I will then examine the untapped sources of potential energy in our school systems and communities that can be brought to bear on creating a stronger and fairer system of mathematics education. Be prepared: There will be a call to action! Homework will be assigned.

 

Lead Speaker: Uri Treisman

213  8:45 AM to
9:45 AM
152Elementary
(K - 5)
Regular PresentationExploring strategies and tools for mathematics leaders and coaches to support mathematics learning

Parents as Partners
Parents are critical for our students' success in mathematics. In this time of change, many parents are concerned about the approaches to teaching mathematics. In this session, participants will discuss and address parents' most pressing questions. This session will lift up tools and resources to support teachers, leaders, and districts.

 

Lead Speaker: John SanGiovanni
Co-Presenter: Kay Sammons

214  8:45 AM to
9:45 AM
153 AGeneralRegular PresentationLeading instruction to leverage the Mathematics Practices for increased achievement

Supporting the CCSS for Mathematical Practice with social-emotional learning competencies
Explore new tools created by the Dana Center and the Collaborative for Academic Social and Emotional Learning that translate research in practice to assess and promote students' SEL competencies and the SMP. Clarify key takeaways from the overwhelming number of articles and books promoting growth mindset, grit, character, and non-cognitive factors.

 

Lead Speaker: Lisa Brown
Co-Presenter: Emma Trevino
Co-Presenter: Jodi Flint
Co-Presenter: Jeremy Taylor

215  8:45 AM to
9:45 AM
153 BMiddle
(6 - 8)
Regular PresentationAdvancing formative assessment as an integral tool for understanding student thinking and guiding instruction

PD Approaches to Using Student Work: Build Teacher Capacity to Assess Decimal Understanding and Target Instruction
Teaching struggling learners requires a deep and flexible math understanding and diagnostic approaches to identify students’ strengths/difficulties and target instruction. Experience PD activities that use student work and mathematics interviews to build teachers’ knowledge of decimals (CCSS), formative assessment probes, and instructional strategies.

 

Lead Speaker: Emily Fagan
Co-Presenter: Amy Brodesky
Co-Presenter: Cheryl Tobey

216  8:45 AM to
9:45 AM
153 CElementary
(K - 5)
Regular PresentationExploring strategies and tools for mathematics leaders and coaches to support mathematics learning

Shared Vision, Leadership, & Collaboration: Building the Capacity of School Leadership Teams to Effect Meaningful Change
How do schools develop the capacity to support and sustain high-quality mathematics instruction as called for in the CCSS? Participants will learn how our Principal and Teacher Leadership Institute has helped school-based mathematics leadership teams roll out and support the CCSS-M to promote a shared vision for high-quality mathematics instruction.

 

Lead Speaker: Alison Whittington
Co-Presenter: Debbie Leslie

217  8:45 AM to
9:45 AM
157 BElementary
(K - 5)
Sponsor ShowcaseShifting practices to effectively implement the Common Core State Standards: Equity for all learners with focus, rigor, and depth

Teaching Number and Operations Effectively: Keys to Student Success
Successful students understand the meaning of operations, use them appropriately to solve problems, and are fluent with basic facts and algorithms. Come learn about Hands-On Standards: Number & Operations, a new resource to support K-5 teachers in this essential area. See new games, new manipulatives, and formative assessment tasks in this session.

 

Lead Speaker: Sara Moore

218  8:45 AM to
9:45 AM
154GeneralTechnology ShowcaseExploring strategies and tools for mathematics leaders and coaches to support mathematics learning

Cultivating Your Personal Learning Network with Social Media
Leading in isolation is a thing of the past when we become connected educators. Do you want to learn more about personal learning networks and what they can do for you? This session is designed to provide support and time to begin building your personal learning network in order to harness the power of social media.

 

Lead Speaker: Mary Mitchell
Co-Presenter: Genni Steele

219  10:00 AM to
11:00 AM
104 ABCElementary
(K - 5)
Major PresentationExploring strategies and tools for mathematics leaders and coaches to support mathematics learning

Developing a School-Wide Culture of Collective Risk Taking and Learning: It's Not Easy But Why It's Worth It
What does it really take to organize a school for both teacher and student learning? In poverty-impacted communities, schools are under enormous pressure to show results in student learning. Developing a culture of risk taking and collaboration can be difficult in settings where classroom observation is more synonymous with evaluation than with collective learning. I will share practices employed by a strong coach-principal team to create workplace routines and interactions that result in vibrant and meaningful learning for students, teachers, and teacher educators.

 

Lead Speaker: Elham Kazemi

220  10:00 AM to
11:00 AM
103Secondary
(6-12)
Regular PresentationLeading instruction to leverage the Mathematics Practices for increased achievement

Constructing Viable Arguments and Critiquing the Reasoning of Others: Where to Start?
Participants will construct and evaluate arguments for the Sticky Gum Problem, a reasoning and proof activity for secondary and collegiate students. We will work together to develop criteria for what counts as proof based on the evaluations and discuss how a similar activity was implemented to lead productive proof discourse with future teachers.

 

Lead Speaker: Justin Boyle
Co-Presenter: Sarah Bleiler
Co-Presenter: Sean Yee
Co-Presenter: Winnie Ko

221  10:00 AM to
11:00 AM
105Middle
(6 - 8)
Regular PresentationAdvancing formative assessment as an integral tool for understanding student thinking and guiding instruction

Integrating Rich Tasks, the Mathematical Practices, and Classroom Discourse to Enhance Planning, Teaching, and Assessing
The practices for orchestrating productive mathematical discussion can guide all aspects of teaching including formative assessment. Using student work and classroom videos, participants will analyze how the teacher integrates these practices with rich mathematical tasks and the Mathematical Practices to produce deep mathematical understandings.

 

Lead Speaker: Elizabeth Phillips
Co-Presenter: Yvonne Grant

222  10:00 AM to
11:00 AM
106GeneralRegular PresentationExamining the opportunities and challenges of using technology to support teaching and learning mathematics

Affordances of an Interactive, Web-Based Visual Representation of a Dynamic Object
Examining affordances of an interactive, web-based visual representation of a dynamic object, helps teachers reflect on how technology affords and constrains student actions and thoughts. Participants will look at dynamic objects to determine their affordances. (Moyer-Packenham & Westenskow, 2013)

 

Lead Speaker: Beth Bos

223  10:00 AM to
11:00 AM
107 AGeneralRegular PresentationAdvancing formative assessment as an integral tool for understanding student thinking and guiding instruction

PARCC Update
This session will provide information about the recent PBA and Diagnostic Field Test administrations, the upcoming EOY administration, the standard setting process, and other information about the PARCC Mathematics Summative and Non-Summative Assessments.

 

Lead Speaker: Jim Mirabelli

224  10:00 AM to
11:00 AM
107 BCElementary
(K - 5)
Regular PresentationExploring strategies and tools for mathematics leaders and coaches to support mathematics learning

Mathematics Specialists/Instructional Leaders - Considering Professional Development Using Flipped PD: You Can Do This!
This session will engage participants in flipped professional development using a model which respects and focuses on teacher choice, levels of expectation, and matches the intent of the professional development mathematical content knowledge, formative assessment, the Standards for Mathematical Practice, or disposition-related topics.

 

Lead Speaker: Francis (Skip) Fennell
Co-Presenter: Beth Kobett
Co-Presenter: Kay Sammons
Co-Presenter: Jon Wray

225  10:00 AM to
11:00 AM
156 AElementary
(K - 5)
Regular PresentationShifting practices to effectively implement the Common Core State Standards: Equity for all learners with focus, rigor, and depth

Supporting Teacher Teams in Meeting the Needs of All Students in Inclusive Classrooms: Involving All Educators
Special education and general education teacher teams participated in professional development-focused strategies for collaboration and co-teaching focused, rigorous mathematics. The teams used and refined new skills in a summer inclusive setting. Come see video of the experience, explore resources used to support collaboration, and share ideas.

 

Lead Speaker: Megan Burton

226  10:00 AM to
11:00 AM
156 BIntermediate
(3 - 5)
Regular PresentationExploring strategies and tools for mathematics leaders and coaches to support mathematics learning

Three Concrete Ways Coaches Can Support Teachers
We will share strategies math coaches can use to 1) construct and co-teach coherent, conceptual mathematics lessons; 2) turn one-dimensional classrooms into multi-dimensional problem-solving centers; and 3) create high expectations for students and schools with a unique School Math Conference modeled after a professional mathematics meeting.

 

Lead Speaker: James Matthews
Co-Presenter: Judith Matthews

227  10:00 AM to
11:00 AM
156 CGeneralRegular PresentationAdvancing formative assessment as an integral tool for understanding student thinking and guiding instruction

Using Five Key Strategies for Effective Formative Assessment to Promote Formative Assessment Strategies in Schools
The NCTM Research Brief Five "Key Strategies" for Effective Formative Assessment provides a comprehensive framework for formative assessment. This resource was the focus of our year-long work with teacher leaders and their work with colleagues in their buildings. What did we do, what did we learn, and what are implications for similar efforts?

 

Lead Speaker: Anurupa Ganguly
Co-Presenter: Linda Davenport
Co-Presenter: Connie Henry
Co-Presenter: Peter Thorlichen
Co-Presenter: Janamarie Sunkle
Co-Presenter: Christy Connolly

228  10:00 AM to
11:00 AM
157 AElementary
(K - 5)
Regular PresentationExamining the opportunities and challenges of using technology to support teaching and learning mathematics

Imagine, Innovate, and Inquire in the Elementary Mathematics Classroom with Tools and Technology
Experience mathematical learning enhanced with tools and technology. Engage in dynamic activities that support the integration of digital learning experiences. Transformative ideas you can apply in your district to assist students in visualizing and understanding mathematical concepts and support students’ mathematical reasoning and problem solving.

 

Lead Speaker: Angela Waltrup
Co-Presenter: Dr. Christopher Horne

229  10:00 AM to
11:00 AM
157 CSecondary
(6-12)
Regular PresentationLeading instruction to leverage the Mathematics Practices for increased achievement

Great Tasks Create Opportunities for Great Practices: 6-12 Students Engaged in Problem Solving
NCSM's Great Tasks will be used to illustrate how secondary classrooms and teacher professional development(PD)can be enhanced by carefully presented problems. Problems and discussions that help to clarify the practices and address middle and high school levels will be used along with a plan for collaborative PD where teachers create and adapt more tasks.

 

Lead Speaker: Richard Seitz
Co-Presenter: David Pugalee
Co-Presenter: Kit Norris
Co-Presenter: Connie Schrock

230  10:00 AM to
11:00 AM
151 ABMiddle
(6 - 8)
Regular PresentationExploring strategies and tools for mathematics leaders and coaches to support mathematics learning

Learning from Students' Experience: How to Teach for Mathematical Argumentation
Middle school students need explicit support to participate in mathematical argumentation. How can teachers support students without taking over the arguments themselves? Leaders will analyze video cases to uncover how teachers in diverse classrooms work effectively with beginning arguers. Includes time for planning how to use these insights.

 

Lead Speaker: Teresa Lara-Meloy
Co-Presenter: Harriette Stevens
Co-Presenter: Jennifer Knudsen

231  10:00 AM to
11:00 AM
152Elementary
(K - 5)
Regular PresentationExploring strategies and tools for mathematics leaders and coaches to support mathematics learning

The Key to Connecting Whole Number and Fractions: Developing Operation Sense
The CCSS calls for conceptual understanding of operations with whole numbers and fractions in grades 3-5. This session will focus on strategies for coaches and leaders to develop deeper teacher understanding of the four basic operations and the connections between operations with whole numbers and fractions leading to student understanding.

 

Lead Speaker: Linda Gojak

232  10:00 AM to
11:00 AM
153 AIntermediate
(3 - 5)
Regular PresentationExamining the opportunities and challenges of using technology to support teaching and learning mathematics

Strip Models, Tape Diagrams, Bar Models, Oh My!
These visual components sit at the intersection of the CCSS, Singapore Math, and now technology! Learn why visual models for word problems are so powerful, try some problems from the simple to the complex, and investigate web-based programs and iPad apps that will help anyone incorporate this effective strategy into their classrooms.

 

Lead Speaker: Cassandra Turner
Co-Presenter: Lauri Susi

233  10:00 AM to
11:00 AM
153 BMiddle
(6 - 8)
Regular PresentationExploring strategies and tools for mathematics leaders and coaches to support mathematics learning

4 Essential Elements of RTI: From a Supervisor and Teacher's Perspective
Walk through the four essential elements of successful middle school RTI programs from the supervisor and teacher's perspective. Administer pre-tests, make decisions, engage in explicit instruction using manipulatives with the C-R-A process and conclude with progress monitoring. All activities emphasize CCSS Math Practice Standards for fractions.

 

Lead Speaker: Kenya Wallach
Co-Presenter: Amy Johnson

234  10:00 AM to
11:00 AM
153 CPrimary
(PK - 2)
Regular PresentationExploring strategies and tools for mathematics leaders and coaches to support mathematics learning

Problem Solved, Problem Solved, We Solved the Problem and Everything is Awesome: Early Learning of Math through Media
Help early childhood educators deepen content knowledge, increase understanding of how children learn, and boost confidence in exploring mathematics with preschoolers and their parents! The session uses Peg + Cat, as well as other resources in activities from an academy for early childhood educators. At the conclusion, we'll all say "Problem solved!"

 

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

235  10:00 AM to
11:00 AM
157 BGeneralSponsor ShowcaseExamining the opportunities and challenges of using technology to support teaching and learning mathematics

Getting Ready for Rigorous NextGen Math Assessments: How to Get There from Here
As assessments become computer-based and more rigorous, how can we improve our effectiveness, nurture a love of mathematics, and also prepare students for next generation assessments?

 

Lead Speaker: Peter Cipkowski

236  10:00 AM to
11:00 AM
154Secondary
(6-12)
Technology ShowcaseExamining the opportunities and challenges of using technology to support teaching and learning mathematics

Build a Foundation for Math Acceleration with MATH 180 Course I (Grade 5 & up)
With personalized instruction and adaptive practice, MATH 180’s software helps students meet rigorous mathematical standards. Take a walk in your students’ shoes and experience MATH 180 Course I—the blending learning solution that rebuilds the foundations of arithmetic and numbers, enabling students to make connections while learning to think algebraically.

 

Lead Speaker: Janet Bales

237  10:15 AM to
11:00 AM
Exhibit Hall B1 NWGeneralRegular PresentationAdvancing formative assessment as an integral tool for understanding student thinking and guiding instruction

Hot Topics Conversation Café
Table 1 Matt Larson: Structuring K-12 Interventions to Support the Access and Equity Principle Table 2 Linda Curtis-Bey: Building District Leadership Capacity Table 3 Karen Fuson: Balancing understanding and fluency at Grades K to 6 Table 4 Margaret Honey: Can Learning be Irresistible?

 

Lead Speaker: Beverly Kimes
Co-Presenter: Matt Larson
Co-Presenter: Linda Curtis-Bey
Co-Presenter: Margaret Honey
Co-Presenter: Karen Fuson

238  11:15 AM to
12:15 PM
104 ABCElementary
(K - 5)
Major PresentationShifting practices to effectively implement the Common Core State Standards: Equity for all learners with focus, rigor, and depth

Teaching K-5 Students Who Struggle in Mathematics
This session will focus on the effective teaching of mathematics through understanding how students learn, how to promote that learning by teaching through problem solving, and how to plan for and assess that learning. Rather than "telling" students how to do mathematics, this session will help you think about ways to build instruction that engages students in "doing math." There will be an emphasis on teaching mathematics through a multi-tiered system of support such as Response to Intervention.

 

Lead Speaker: Karen Karp

239  11:15 AM to
12:15 PM
103Middle
(6 - 8)
Regular PresentationShifting practices to effectively implement the Common Core State Standards: Equity for all learners with focus, rigor, and depth

Shifting Opportunities to Teach and Learn In Common Core "Aligned" Textbooks: Implications for Depth and Equity
Analyses of new middle grades textbooks across Ratio & Proportion and Geometry domains of the CCSS will be reported. Data will be shared related to mathematical content, types of representations, and comparisons. We will discuss how access to mathematics based on curriculum use poses a potential equity gap in implementing the CCSS.

 

Lead Speaker: Travis Olson
Co-Presenter: Dawn Teuscher
Co-Presenter: Shannon Dingman

240  11:15 AM to
12:15 PM
105High School
(9 - 12)
Regular PresentationShifting practices to effectively implement the Common Core State Standards: Equity for all learners with focus, rigor, and depth

Sense-Making, the Ultimate Intervention
A common but misguided intervention for struggling students is to remove the mathematics from a context and focus on procedures. This practice prevents students from using their own common sense and sense-making abilities to do mathematics. Struggling students need a contextual framework the most. Student work and video will support this assertion.

 

Lead Speaker: Janet Sutorius

241  11:15 AM to
12:15 PM
106Intermediate
(3 - 5)
Regular PresentationAdvancing formative assessment as an integral tool for understanding student thinking and guiding instruction

Something to Talk About: Assessing Student Reasoning and Thinking
The CCSS Mathematical Practices require students to make sense of problems, reason abstractly and quantitatively, and construct viable arguments and critique the reasoning of others. At the heart of each of these practices is communication. Mathematics leaders and coaches will learn how to support teachers in assessing students’ math talk.

 

Lead Speaker: Le Vada Gray
Co-Presenter: Genni Steele

242  11:15 AM to
12:15 PM
107 AGeneralRegular PresentationLeading instruction to leverage the Mathematics Practices for increased achievement

Sharing Lenses, Catalyzing Reflection: Coaches and Principals Seeing the SMP in Action, Together
To help teachers’ implementation, leaders must first make sense of the SMP themselves. Workshops can help, but only go so far. Learn how coaches and administrators in over 30 districts shared their "lenses" on live lessons to make the SMP tangible and explored ways to promote teachers’ inquiry. We’ll share our successes, surprises, and challenges.

 

Lead Speaker: Sendhil Revuluri
Co-Presenter: Mary Jo Tavormina

243  11:15 AM to
12:15 PM
107 BCElementary
(K - 5)
Regular PresentationLeading instruction to leverage the Mathematics Practices for increased achievement

Helping Teachers Integrate the Mathematical Practices into Classroom Instruction
The Mathematical Practices are the heart of the Common Core and many teachers have concerns about how to "teach" and "assess" them. This session suggests ways to help teachers understand the role of the Mathematical Practices and make them an integral part of daily math instruction.

 

Lead Speaker: Marilyn Burns

244  11:15 AM to
12:15 PM
156 AGeneralRegular PresentationLeading instruction to leverage the Mathematics Practices for increased achievement

Walking to Remember: Using Learning Walks to Build School Leaders' Capacity to Support the Mathematical Practices
Participants will learn how a district used a learning walk process to collect district data and build the capacity of school leaders to know what student engagement in the Mathematical Practices look like in classrooms, and provide feedback to teachers on how they might increase student engagement of the Mathematical Practices.

 

Lead Speaker: Pamela Seda
Co-Presenter: Linda Smith

245  11:15 AM to
12:15 PM
156 BGeneralRegular PresentationExamining the opportunities and challenges of using technology to support teaching and learning mathematics

Improving Early Mathematics Learning & Teaching in iPad-Infused Classrooms: A Research and Practice Collaboration
This session will explore a model for improvement in which researchers and practitioners collaborate to identify and address persistent challenges related to early mathematics learning and teaching in iPad-infused, K-2 classrooms. Key strategies, learning, benefits, and challenges will be shared.

 

Lead Speaker: Amber Eliason
Co-Presenter: Pamela Buffington
Co-Presenter: Laura Shaw

246  11:15 AM to
12:15 PM
156 CMiddle
(6 - 8)
Regular PresentationExamining the opportunities and challenges of using technology to support teaching and learning mathematics

Personalized Learning Meets Classroom Discourse: A Digital Solution to Documenting Progress in CCSS-M
We recognize the positive effects of sharing and sequencing student work examples to build discourse and illustrate increasing sophistication of student thinking. Many digital environments assume all students should be treated the same, or everything should be individualized. The session demonstrates using a learning map to support a middle ground.

 

Lead Speaker: Jere Confrey

247  11:15 AM to
12:15 PM
157 AGeneralRegular PresentationAdvancing formative assessment as an integral tool for understanding student thinking and guiding instruction

Learning Trajectories: A Researched-Based Lens for Enhancing Formative Assessment
This session will focus on how to bring learning trajectories and formative assessment together to provide a research-based lens for teachers to understand student thinking, make "on time" instructional decisions, and provide actionable feedback to students.

 

Lead Speaker: Caroline Ebby
Co-Presenter: Marjorie Petit

248  11:15 AM to
12:15 PM
157 CSecondary
(6-12)
Regular PresentationAdvancing formative assessment as an integral tool for understanding student thinking and guiding instruction

DESIGNING EFFECTIVE COLLABORATIONS AROUND LEARNING (DECAL): Amplifying Teachers' Informative Assessment Capacity
This session will support leaders in considering how the use of content-focused coaching videos and PLC rehearsals featuring problem-based lessons that are purposefully designed to promote productive struggle and attention to student thinking can amplify teachers' capacity to promote deeper learning outcomes in secondary mathematics classrooms.

 

Lead Speaker: Jamila Riser
Co-Presenter: Michael Reitemeyer
Co-Presenter: Robin Corrozi
Co-Presenter: Janice McCarthy

249  11:15 AM to
12:15 PM
151 ABGeneralRegular PresentationLeading instruction to leverage the Mathematics Practices for increased achievement

Positioning Formative Assessment as a Common Theme Across Multiple Professional Development Frameworks
Formative assessment and other popular instructional frameworks, tools, and approaches are each typically presented as a set of stand-alone ideas to be understood and implemented by teachers. A recent working meeting, organized by a joint NCSM and AMTE formative assessment task force, asked experts from each of five theoretical frames to challenge this notion. Together they explored connections among CGI, RtI, Mathematical Tasks Framework, Classroom Discourse Tools, and Culturally Relevant Pedagogy. Join our panel of experts from this working meeting as they describe both the role that formative assessment plays in each frame and other connections that these approaches share.

 

Lead Speaker: Edward Silver
Co-Presenter: Beth Hulbert
Co-Presenter: Michael D. Steele
Co-Presenter: Geraldine Devine
Co-Presenter: Linda Levi
Co-Presenter: Thomasenia Adams

250  11:15 AM to
12:15 PM
152GeneralRegular PresentationLeading instruction to leverage the Mathematics Practices for increased achievement

Project IMPACT2: Examining the Role of Mindset in Professional Development
Project IMPACT2 provides professional development for elementary teachers. In this session, we will examine how teachers with different mindsets (i.e., growth or fixed) interacted within professional development activities and the impact on instructional practices. Discussion will focus on implications for professional development.

 

Lead Speaker: Angela Barlow
Co-Presenter: Alyson Lischka
Co-Presenter: Kristin Hartland
Co-Presenter: James Willingham

251  11:15 AM to
12:15 PM
153 ASecondary
(6-12)
Regular PresentationLeading instruction to leverage the Mathematics Practices for increased achievement

Supporting Teachers in the Integration of the Standards for Mathematical Practice and Content in Algebra
As new CCSSM curricula present rigorous mathematical tasks to develop the Standards for Mathematical Practice (SMP) with students, helping teachers to use and enact materials as intended is critically important. Come and examine algebra tasks alongside classroom video and artifacts that illustrate the SMP in curriculum and classroom practice.

 

Lead Speaker: Mary Beth Piecham
Co-Presenter: Miriam Gates

252  11:15 AM to
12:15 PM
153 BIntermediate
(3 - 5)
Regular PresentationExamining the opportunities and challenges of using technology to support teaching and learning mathematics

Integrating Technology into a Mathematics Program so the Focus is on Shifting Teacher and Student Competencies
The Standards for Mathematical Practice have redefined instructional practices. Greater access to technology can also redefine instruction when carefully planned and implemented. Learn how the Worcester County schools developed a framework that focused on integrating technology to improve the pedagogical skills of teachers and student learning.

 

Lead Speaker: Rosemary Heher
Co-Presenter: Lauri Susi

253  11:15 AM to
12:15 PM
153 CMiddle
(6 - 8)
Regular PresentationLeading instruction to leverage the Mathematics Practices for increased achievement

Developing the Standards for Mathematical Practice through Modeling
Use of engaging, modeling-focused mathematical projects with student-centered modeling rubrics supports teachers and students in developing the Standards for Mathematical Practice. Based on "10 Fundamental Characteristics of Modeling" (Confrey, et al.), projects illustrate how mathematical modeling can be a conduit to the Standards for Mathematical Practice.

 

Lead Speaker: Michael Belcher
Co-Presenter: Jocelyn Van Vliet

254  11:15 AM to
12:15 PM
157 BGeneralSponsor ShowcaseExamining the opportunities and challenges of using technology to support teaching and learning mathematics

A Moderated Discussion: How can Formative Assessment & Digital Learning Enhance Student Outcomes in the Common Core era?
Join a diverse panel of K-12 CCSS experts, curriculum authors, and mathematics supervisors for a moderated, interactive Q & A on best practices for leveraging formative assessment and digital technology to enhance student understanding of the mathematical content standards and the mathematical practice standards.

 

Lead Speaker: Pearson Speaker

255  11:15 AM to
12:15 PM
154Elementary
(K - 5)
Technology ShowcaseLeading instruction to leverage the Mathematics Practices for increased achievement

How are mathematical standards changing the way you teach?
Teaching with Mathematical Practices helps students develop a mathematical mindset. ExploreLearning Gizmos are online simulations that are ideal for incorporating mathematical standards into the learning experience. Students use Gizmos to develop both the knowledge and capabilities that lead to long-term success in mathematics.

 

Lead Speaker: Pam Berry

256  12:30 PM to
2:00 PM
Exhibit Hall B1 NWGeneralFunctionShifting practices to effectively implement the Common Core State Standards: Equity for all learners with focus, rigor, and depth

Tuesday Lunch: Embracing Our Role As Leaders
In this session, we will look at how we can provide support and resources to help teachers present mathematics as a progression of ideas so that students can make meaningful connections to – and effectively use – mathematics beyond the classroom. The speaker will share her experiences in developing the community of learners in her school, using examples from the classroom to tell the story from a math leader’s perspective. Sponsored by Texas Instruments. TI’s Education Technology business is a leader working with educators throughout the world in developing classroom technology, training programs and support materials that connect the classroom learning experience with real-world applications at every grade level. Our mission is to improve achievement for all students by fostering quality instruction in mathematics and science education. 9th Annual Presentation of the Iris Carl Travel Grants Iris Carl was an international leader in mathematics education, an NCSM Past President, and a Glenn Gilbert Award recipient, who worked tirelessly to support other mathematics education leaders. NCSM honors her through the presentation of the NCSM Iris Carl Travel Grant. NCSM established the Iris Carl Mathematics Leadership Fund, within the NCSM Charitable Trust, which endows the Grant. As long as there are sufficient funds, NCSM will annually provide up to three Iris Carl Grant Awards for Travel to eligible NCSM members to attend the NCSM Annual Conference. The fund continues to grow through generous contributions. A special collection will be made during today’s luncheon. Make your check out to NCSM Charitable Trust. Cash will be accepted and donors are encouraged to enclose contact information. NCSM will mail a thank you letter suitable for use in informing the IRS that no goods or services were provided in return for the contribution. The Iris Carl Travel Grant application and criteria can be found at mathedleadership.org. Applications are being accepted through December 1, 2015, for the 2016 Award.

 

Lead Speaker: Jill Gough

257  2:15 PM to
3:15 PM
104 ABCElementary
(K - 5)
Major PresentationLeading instruction to leverage the Mathematics Practices for increased achievement

Research-Based Learning Progressions in the K-6 CCSS and the Mathematical Practices
The K-6 CCSS specify several research-based learning progressions. Some of these are within particular domains while another progression applies across many domains and describes ways in which the CCSS move from understanding to fluency. All of these support and elaborate the eight mathematical practices in the CCSS. These and their supports for the practices will be discussed. An overview way to summarize the mathematical practices will be described, and videos of the mathematical practices in action in the classroom will be shared. These overviews can help leaders help teachers to implement mathematical practices in ways that can increase student achievement.

 

Lead Speaker: Karen Fuson

258  2:15 PM to
3:15 PM
103Secondary
(6-12)
Regular PresentationLeading instruction to leverage the Mathematics Practices for increased achievement

Making All Students Proficient in Making Sense of Problems and Preserving in Solving - It's a Team Effort!
The team will share how mathematics teachers, instructional coaches, building administration, and district leaders came together to create and implement an action plan to focus instruction and student learning on SMP #1 - Making sense of problems and perserving in solving them. Participants will engage in draft a sample rubric.

 

Lead Speaker: Stefanie Buckner
Co-Presenter: Karen McPherson

259  2:15 PM to
3:15 PM
105High School
(9 - 12)
Regular PresentationShifting practices to effectively implement the Common Core State Standards: Equity for all learners with focus, rigor, and depth

Supporting Algebra 1 Teachers' Implementation of the CCSS: A Research + Practice Partnership
How can collaborations between district leaders, researchers, teachers, and web engineers work to support Common Core-driven curriculum reform? In this session, we will share what we have learned from a multi-year co-design project to support the selection, enactment, and sharing of high-quality mathematical tasks for Algebra 1.

 

Lead Speaker: Raymond Johnson
Co-Presenter: Cathy Martin
Co-Presenter: Becky Sauer

260  2:15 PM to
3:15 PM
106Secondary
(6-12)
Regular PresentationExploring strategies and tools for mathematics leaders and coaches to support mathematics learning

High School Number Talks as Agents of Change in Classroom Culture
As teachers learn to foster mathematical conversations, they face their own uncertainty ("What do I do now?") and their students’ uneasiness ("Why is she asking how we are thinking?"). In this session, we will discuss videos of preservice high school teachers learning to lead Number Talks and shifting the class culture - and how coaching helped.

 

Lead Speaker: Cathy Humphreys

261  2:15 PM to
3:15 PM
107 AHigh School
(9 - 12)
Regular PresentationExploring strategies and tools for mathematics leaders and coaches to support mathematics learning

Occam's Razor: A Leadership Tool to Help Simplify, Cut to the Chase, Improve Student Learning, and Preserve Our Sanity
The message and methods for how to improve mathematics education have become too complicated. We as teachers are overwhelmed. We as leaders are overwhelmed. We must cut to the chase and simplify. It’s time to get out Occam’s razor! "Entities should not be multiplied unnecessarily." In this session we will discuss how, with examples.

 

Lead Speaker: Eric Hart

262  2:15 PM to
3:15 PM
107 BCMiddle
(6 - 8)
Regular PresentationExploring strategies and tools for mathematics leaders and coaches to support mathematics learning

Insights on What I've Learned Coaching Teachers and Coaching Coaches
There is so much that I've learned about the non-negotiables and the nuances of coaching teachers of mathematics and mentoring math coaches. This session will examine some of the insights I've developed with a particular focus on videos of the all important coaching debriefing session after an observation.

 

Lead Speaker: Steve Leinwand

263  2:15 PM to
3:15 PM
156 AGeneralRegular PresentationLeading instruction to leverage the Mathematics Practices for increased achievement

When Content Isn't Enough&hellipStrategies to Help Students Really Learn Mathematics
Explore ways to support teachers implementing the Standards for Mathematical Practice. How can student knowledge be deepened through inquiry and a variety of strategies to solve problems? Determine key elements of lesson design and investigate ways to assess student learning of the practices with the content standards at each grade level.

 

Lead Speaker: Sarah Schuhl

264  2:15 PM to
3:15 PM
156 BElementary
(K - 5)
Regular PresentationExploring strategies and tools for mathematics leaders and coaches to support mathematics learning

Coaching with Technology: Using Digital Media to Reach More Teachers
Instructional coaches must find ways to support many teachers even as resources diminish. Learn how to use digital media to provide "just-in-time" individualized coaching support and build teachers' pedagogical content knowledge. The session will include video exemplars, testimonials, and demonstrations.

 

Lead Speaker: Delise Andrews

265  2:15 PM to
3:15 PM
156 CGeneralRegular PresentationAdvancing formative assessment as an integral tool for understanding student thinking and guiding instruction

Smarter Balanced
Over the past several years, we have watched the national landscape change from mathematics assessments that were primarily multiple choice questions to assessments with a variety of item and task types. This presentation examines the purpose of different item types, and how the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium has used cognitive labs and analyses of student responses to ensure that the evidence elicited by each item type is well aligned to its intended purpose.

 

Lead Speaker: Shelbi K. Cole
Co-Presenter: Kevin Liner

266  2:15 PM to
3:15 PM
157 AElementary
(K - 5)
Regular PresentationExploring strategies and tools for mathematics leaders and coaches to support mathematics learning

Cameras in the Classroom: Designing Effective Collaboration around Learning
All too often, professional development, even at its best feels disconnected from classroom practice. To address this, we worked with a core group of highly skilled teacher leaders to collect video vignettes and design professional development modules, piloting their use in learning communities to promote discourse around student thinking.

 

Lead Speaker: Jan Parsons
Co-Presenter: Valerie Maxwell

267  2:15 PM to
3:15 PM
157 CElementary
(K - 5)
Regular PresentationExamining the opportunities and challenges of using technology to support teaching and learning mathematics

Supporting Effective Technology Usage and Integration to Enhance Engagement and Growth in Mathematics Learning
Teachers will leap at the opportunity to bring technology into their classrooms, however, many struggle to integrate technology in ways that positively impact student growth. Participants will learn about coaching tools and strategies to support effective technology integration that both increases student engagement and enhances student learning.

 

Lead Speaker: Eliza Bryant
Co-Presenter: Denise Porter
Co-Presenter: Amanda Zimolzak

268  2:15 PM to
3:15 PM
151 ABSecondary
(6-12)
Regular PresentationLeading instruction to leverage the Mathematics Practices for increased achievement

Teaching Differientiated Instruction by Example
We tell our teachers to use differentiated instruction, but do we ever demonstrate exactly what it means. This workshop will demonstrate the use of differentiated instruction strategies specifically aimed at meeting the CCSS for Mathematical Practice. The latest research brain based teaching are also implemented and discussed.

 

Lead Speaker: Mary Robertson

269  2:15 PM to
3:15 PM
152Secondary
(6-12)
Regular PresentationExploring strategies and tools for mathematics leaders and coaches to support mathematics learning

Practicing the Practices: Supporting Mathematical Understanding Through the Use of Number Talks in Middle School & High
Gain insights into how state/district mathematics leaders have supported the infusion of Number Talks at the elementary level and motivated a focused effort to incorporate them into their secondary schools. Participants will watch videos illustrating the impact of Number Talks in secondary classrooms and walk away with samples to use in their own schools.

 

Lead Speaker: Crystal Lancour
Co-Presenter: Jamila Riser
Co-Presenter: Valerie Maxwell
Co-Presenter: Kristin Gray

270  2:15 PM to
3:15 PM
153 AIntermediate
(3 - 5)
Regular PresentationLeading instruction to leverage the Mathematics Practices for increased achievement

Standard for Mathematical Practices 1: Cultivating Perseverance in Students Who Struggle
To expect students to persevere, educators must teach them to normalize productive struggle. Participants will learn how to support educators who work with reluctant learners -- encouraging them to create an environment that embraces "tinkering"; shifts "helping" to "conferring"; and provides mathematical models to scaffold grade-level learning.

 

Lead Speaker: Cristina Charney
Co-Presenter: Janeal Maxfield

271  2:15 PM to
3:15 PM
153 BHigh School
(9 - 12)
Regular PresentationAdvancing formative assessment as an integral tool for understanding student thinking and guiding instruction

Probing Student Understanding and Assessing for Learning in a Technology-Rich Classroom
Join us in this hands-on session as we encourage, elicit, and monitor responses to questions designed to probe and assess student understanding of mathematical concepts. In this learning experience we will view strategies to make students'- thinking more visible, and use technology as a tool to help inform and adjust instructional "next steps."

 

Lead Speaker: Ruth Casey
Co-Presenter: Margaret Bambrick

272  2:15 PM to
3:15 PM
153 CHigh School
(9 - 12)
Regular PresentationLeading instruction to leverage the Mathematics Practices for increased achievement

8 by 8: Connecting Teaching Practices and Student Mathematical Practices
The CCSS describes eight Standards for Mathematical Practice for students' engagement in mathematical work. NCTM introduced eight Mathematics Teaching Practices in Principles to Actions. How are these sets of practices related? Using video vignettes we will examine how effective teaching elicits authentic mathematical work.

 

Lead Speaker: Scott Hendrickson
Co-Presenter: Dawn Barson

273  2:15 PM to
3:15 PM
157 BMiddle
(6 - 8)
Sponsor ShowcaseExploring strategies and tools for mathematics leaders and coaches to support mathematics learning

Looking for Meaning Before the Task
How can you engage students in lessons that lead to conceptual development? We’ll look at tasks and problem solving from the ground up, showing activities that will engage students and build their understanding of foundational concepts in middle grades mathematics.

 

Lead Speaker: Jennifer Wilson

274  2:15 PM to
3:15 PM
154GeneralTechnology ShowcaseExamining the opportunities and challenges of using technology to support teaching and learning mathematics

Helping students Achieve Greatness by incorporating Easy to Use, Affordable Casio Technology in the Classroom
Explore Casio's full line of Easy to Use Educational Products and Services. Learn about our Classroom Tools, Resources and the benefits of the "Casio Difference."

 

Lead Speaker: Mike Reiners

275  3:30 PM to
4:15 PM
156 AGeneralCaucus

NCSM Past-President Caucus
The caucus provides opportunities for you to connect, network and celebrate with fellow past-presidents. Suzanne Mitchell will share information on NCSM initiatives, national/provincial issues, and future events. There will be door prizes...we look forward to seeing you at the caucus.

 

Lead Speaker: Suzanne Mitchell

276  3:30 PM to
4:15 PM
156 BGeneralCaucus

Eastern 2 Region - Regional Caucus
The caucus provides opportunities for you to connect, network and celebrate regional success with fellow leaders. Your NCSM Regional Director and state/provincial leaders will share information on NCSM initiatives, national/provincial issues, and future events. There will be door prizes...we look forward to seeing you at the caucus.

 

Lead Speaker: Bill Barnes

277  3:30 PM to
4:15 PM
156 CGeneralCaucus

Eastern Region 1 - Regional Caucus
The caucus provides opportunities for you to connect, network and celebrate regional success with fellow leaders. Your NCSM Regional Director and state/provincial leaders will share information on NCSM initiatives, national/provincial issues, and future events. There will be door prizes... we look forward to seeing you at the caucus.

 

Lead Speaker: Suzanne Libfeld

278  3:30 PM to
4:15 PM
157 AGeneralCaucus

Southern Region 1 - Regional Caucus
The caucus provides opportunities for you to connect, network and celebrate regional success with fellow leaders. Your NCSM Regional Director and state/provincial leaders will share information on NCSM initiatives, national/provincial issues, and future events. There will be door prizes...we look forward to seeing you at the caucus.

 

Lead Speaker: Wanda Audrict

279  3:30 PM to
4:15 PM
157 CGeneralCaucus

Southern 2 Region - Regional Caucus
The caucus provides opportunities for you to connect, network and celebrate regional success with fellow leaders. Your NCSM Regional Director and state/provincial leaders will share information on NCSM initiatives, national/provincial issues, and future events. There will be door prizes...we look forward to seeing you at the caucus.

 

Lead Speaker: Linda Griffith

280  3:30 PM to
4:15 PM
151 ABGeneralCaucus

Central Region 2 - Regional Caucus
The caucus provides opportunities for you to connect, network and celebrate regional success with fellow leaders. Your NCSM Regional Director and state/provincial leaders will share information on NCSM initiatives, national/provincial issues, and future events. There will be door prizes...we look forward to seeing you at the caucus.

 

Lead Speaker: Comfort Akwaji-Anderson

281  3:30 PM to
4:15 PM
152GeneralCaucus

Central Region 1 - Regional Caucus
The caucus provides opportunities for you to connect, network and celebrate regional success with fellow leaders. Your NCSM Regional Director and state/provincial leaders will share information on NCSM initiatives, national/provincial issues, and future events. There will be door prizes...we look forward to seeing you at the caucus.

 

Lead Speaker: Gwen Zimmermann

282  3:30 PM to
4:15 PM
153 AGeneralCaucus

Western Region 2 - Regional Caucus
The caucus provides opportunities for you to connect, network and celebrate regional success with fellow leaders. Your NCSM Regional Director and state/provincial leaders will share information on NCSM initiatives, national/provincial issues, and future events. There will be door prizes...we look forward to seeing you at the caucus.

 

Lead Speaker: Nancy Drickey

283  3:30 PM to
4:15 PM
153 BGeneralCaucus

Western Region 1 - Regional Caucus
The caucus provides opportunities for you to connect, network, and celebrate regional success with fellow leaders. Your NCSM Regional Director and state/provincial leaders will share information on NCSM initiatives, national/provincial issues, and future events. There will be door prizes...we look forward to seeing you at the caucus.

 

Lead Speaker: Mona Toncheff

284  3:30 PM to
4:00 PM
153 CGeneralCaucus

Canada - Regional Caucus
The caucus provides opportunities for you to connect, network and celebrate regional success with fellow leaders. Your NCSM Regional Director and state/provincial leaders will share information on NCSM initiatives, national/provincial issues, and future events. There will be door prizes...we look forward to seeing you at the caucus.

 

Lead Speaker: Carol Matsumoto

285  4:00 PM to
4:15 PM
153 CGeneralCaucus

International - Regional Caucus
The caucus provides opportunities for you to connect, network, and celebrate regional success with fellow leaders. Your NCSM Regional Director and state/provincial leaders will share information on NCSM initiatives, national/provincial issues, and future events. There will be door prizes...we look forward to seeing you at the caucus.

 

Lead Speaker: Valerie L. Mills

286  4:30 PM to
5:15 PM
151 ABGeneralMeetingLeading instruction to leverage the Mathematics Practices for increased achievement

NCSM Business Meeting and State of the Organization Report
NCSM President Valerie L. Mills will present the State of the Organization Report that will describe the progress on the 2014–2015 Initiatives, positions papers, and other strategic priorities for the next year. In addition, new NCSM Affiliate certificates will be proudly presented along with our Annual Membership and Financial Reports. All members are welcome and encouraged to attend!

 

Lead Speaker: Valerie L. Mills
Co-Presenter: Jon Manon

287  5:30 PM to
7:00 PM
Level 3 Ballroom LobbyGeneralFunctionShifting practices to effectively implement the Common Core State Standards: Equity for all learners with focus, rigor, and depth

Tuesday Evening Reception
Join us for a ticketed reception. Discovery Education is the global leader in standards-based digital content for K-12 classrooms, transforming teaching and learning with award-winning digital textbooks, multimedia content, professional development, assessment tools, and the largest professional learning community of its kind. Discovery Education partners with districts, states and like-minded organizations to captivate students, empower teachers, and transform classrooms with customized solutions, such as the recently released Math Techbook, that accelerate academic achievement. Discovery Education's services are available not only in half of all U.S. schools, but in half of all English primary schools, numerous institutes of higher learning, and in 50 countries around the world. To learn more about Discovery Education, visit www.discoveryeducation.com.

 

Lead Speaker: Patrick Vennebush
Co-Presenter: Jennifer O'Brien
Co-Presenter: Matt Monjan

 
All Sessions -- Wednesday, Wednesday, April 15
 
300  7:30 AM to
8:30 AM
Exhibit Hall B1 NWGeneralFunctionShifting practices to effectively implement the Common Core State Standards: Equity for all learners with focus, rigor, and depth

Wednesday Breakfast: The Future Of Math Textbooks (If Math Textbooks Have A Future)
The transition from print to digital mathematics curricula will be challenging, complex, and liberating. We will briefly examine the potential downside of print media and then focus on harnessing the upside of digital media. What should supervisors expect from the future of mathematics textbooks? Sponsored by Pearson. As the leading education services company, Pearson is serious about evolving how the world learns. We apply our deep education experience and research, invest in innovative technologies, and promote collaboration throughout the education ecosystem. Real change is our commitment and its results are delivered through connecting capabilities to create actionable, scalable solutions that improve access, affordability, and achievement.

 

Lead Speaker: Dan Meyer

301  8:45 AM to
9:45 AM
104 ABCGeneralMajor PresentationAdvancing formative assessment as an integral tool for understanding student thinking and guiding instruction

Gauging Formative Assessment Through Productive AND Powerful Discourse
Everything students do to communicate (say, write, draw, gesture, etc.) in our classrooms provides evidence that can be used to assess student learning. A dual focus on what students learn about mathematics and mathematics discourse practices (productive discourse) and what students learn about themselves as people who know and do mathematics (powerful discourse) can help to gauge one's formative assessment practices. In this talk, I address productive and powerful discourse and illustrate what teachers learn and changes they make to their practice as they use these ideas to do action research in their classrooms.

 

Lead Speaker: Beth Herbel-Eisenmann

302  8:45 AM to
9:45 AM
103Secondary
(6-12)
Regular PresentationLeading instruction to leverage the Mathematics Practices for increased achievement

Do You Know What Your Students Know? Strategies for Updating Teachers in Content and Assessment
Core mathematics ideas and what it means to "know" them, and the nature of assessments to reveal students' understanding of those ideas, will be described. The same assessments used with students were also used with teachers to gauge their understanding of what their students know in depth. How to structure PD based on this technique will be presented.

 

Lead Speaker: Carole Greenes

303  8:45 AM to
9:45 AM
105GeneralPresidents ExchangeShifting practices to effectively implement the Common Core State Standards: Equity for all learners with focus, rigor, and depth

Leadership Pedagogy for Closing the Opportunity Gap in Mathematics Education
ALL leaders must focus on equity in mathematics education. This requires a paradigm shift to a leadership pedagogy, where excellence and equity are at the center of professional development. This pedagogy includes the following knowledge, beliefs, and actions: mathematics content knowledge, equity, advocacy, partnerships, and outcomes focused.

 

Lead Speaker: Susie Hakansson

304  8:45 AM to
9:45 AM
106Elementary
(K - 5)
Regular PresentationExamining the opportunities and challenges of using technology to support teaching and learning mathematics

Reframing the Dilemmas for Teachers and Leaders in a Resource Abundant Era
Gone are the days when the district bought "the book" and teachers taught "the book." Common standards and internet access has created resource abundance. While finding lessons is no longer a problem, evaluating, organizing, and storing are some of our new dilemmas. We will examine technology-based solutions, and consider leadership in this era.

 

Lead Speaker: Molly Daley
Co-Presenter: Tawny Malone

305  8:45 AM to
9:45 AM
107 AGeneralRegular PresentationExploring strategies and tools for mathematics leaders and coaches to support mathematics learning

Strategies for Contributing to a Culture of Mathematics Coaching
An important strategy to support mathematics learning is promoting a culture of coaching that provides clear expectations for high-quality teaching. This session focuses on identifying and examining expectations, behaviors, strategies, and practices that contribute to a culture for mathematics coaching for teachers, coaches, and administrators.

 

Lead Speaker: John Sutton
Co-Presenter: Arlene Mitchell

306  8:45 AM to
9:45 AM
107 BCGeneralRegular PresentationExploring strategies and tools for mathematics leaders and coaches to support mathematics learning

Beyond "Tell Me What You Noticed": Using Video to Improve Instruction
Video records of teaching have become broadly available and are increasingly popular for use in teacher development. This session offers a framework for the use of video to support teachers’ learning and focuses on three ways to leverage the use of such records in practice-based professional development.

 

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

307  8:45 AM to
9:45 AM
156 AIntermediate
(3 - 5)
Regular PresentationExploring strategies and tools for mathematics leaders and coaches to support mathematics learning

Interviewing students to learn about their algebraic reasoning: What teachers learn and how it informs their practice
This session examines teacher interviews focused on maintaining equivalence in addition and multiplication expressions; highlighting the principles which underlie strategies for computations such as 19 + 6 = 20 + 5 and 16 x 3 = 8 x 6. With this form of professional development, teachers uncover how students reason and consider implications for their practice.

 

Lead Speaker: Virginia Bastable

308  8:45 AM to
9:45 AM
156 BElementary
(K - 5)
Regular PresentationLeading instruction to leverage the Mathematics Practices for increased achievement

The Magnitude of Whole Numbers and Fractions on the Number Line
Learn how to help teachers effectively use the number line with students to round whole numbers, reinforce the understanding of fractions as numbers, deepen understanding of magnitude, and make comparisons. Strategies for addressing the Common Core content and practice standards along with free online tools will be presented.

 

Lead Speaker: Arjan Khalsa
Co-Presenter: Julie McNamara

309  8:45 AM to
9:45 AM
156 CGeneralRegular PresentationExploring strategies and tools for mathematics leaders and coaches to support mathematics learning

Strategies and Tools to Support Teachers' Enactment of Effective Mathematics Teaching Practices
Learn about leadership/coaching strategies, tools, and resources to support teachers’ enactment of the effective teaching practices in NCTM’s Principles to Actions: Ensuring Mathematical Success for All so all students attain conceptual understanding, procedural fluency, problem-solving, and reasoning called for in the Common Core State Standards.

 

Lead Speaker: Diane Briars

310  8:45 AM to
9:45 AM
157 AGeneralRegular PresentationExamining the opportunities and challenges of using technology to support teaching and learning mathematics

Using Virtual Technology to Promote Formative Assessment and Learning Progressions from a State System Perspective
This presentation highlights three workshops "bundled" for virtual delivery of professional learning. The bundle allows strategic implementation of one topic, from task enhancement-to formative assessment on a learning progression-to remedial action planning. Our work focuses on Place Value Reasoning for K-5 and Proportional Reasoning for 6-12.

 

Lead Speaker: Tracy Watterson. M.Ed
Co-Presenter: Mary Fitzgerald, M. Ed
Co-Presenter: Lara White, M. Ed

311  8:45 AM to
9:45 AM
157 CGeneralRegular PresentationShifting practices to effectively implement the Common Core State Standards: Equity for all learners with focus, rigor, and depth

Secondary Course Sequence: San Francisco and Oakland Partnering Across the Bay Bridge
Mathematics leaders from San Francisco and Oakland collaborated for 18 months around a secondary course sequence that aligns with the CCSS. With SERP partners Harold Asturias and Phil Daro, each district wrote a research-based paper approved unanimously by their respective school boards, now guiding policy, teacher learning, and public outreach.

 

Lead Speaker: Lizzy Hull Barnes
Co-Presenter: Phil Tucher
Co-Presenter: Phil Daro
Co-Presenter: Harold Asturias

312  8:45 AM to
9:45 AM
151 ABGeneralRegular PresentationAdvancing formative assessment as an integral tool for understanding student thinking and guiding instruction

Measuring Academic Mindsets for Math: The Next Generation of Formative Assessment
Most assessments measure student knowledge and skills. But what about student mindsets -- their belief in their ability to do mathematics, their willingness to take risks in the classroom, their engagement with the content? This session will show how to gain a window into the underlying factors driving student effort as a tool for boosting performance.

 

Lead Speaker: David Dockterman

313  8:45 AM to
9:45 AM
152GeneralRegular PresentationLeading instruction to leverage the Mathematics Practices for increased achievement

Developing Teaching that Supports Engagement in the Mathematical Practices
Administrators and coaches must support teachers to engage students in the mathematical practices (MPs) in order to achieve the rigor required by the CCSSM. In this session we work together on instructional practices that help students engage in the MPs and share ways to help teachers develop these.

 

Lead Speaker: Nicole Garcia

314  8:45 AM to
9:45 AM
153 AMiddle
(6 - 8)
Regular PresentationLeading instruction to leverage the Mathematics Practices for increased achievement

Learning to Facilitate Whole-Class Discussions that Focus on the Big Ideas of the Lesson
Productive whole-class discussions help students compare solution methods, attend to mathematical structure, and form generalizations. In this session, educators from one school community will describe how content-based coaching and team teaching helped them learn how to implement productive whole-class discussions in mathematics class.

 

Lead Speaker: Nancy Anderson
Co-Presenter: Will Crissman
Co-Presenter: Carrie Ferrin

315  8:45 AM to
9:45 AM
153 BGeneralPresidents ExchangeExploring strategies and tools for mathematics leaders and coaches to support mathematics learning

Developing Teacher Leaders within an Online Learning Environment
Professional Learning Communities (PLCs)play multifaceted roles by providing sources of ongoing instructional support for teachers. Using the engaging images and video clips of a multiuser virtual world, we share the influence of an online PLC in a teacher’s trajectory from novice, to exemplar in the mathematics classroom, to teacher leader.

 

Lead Speaker: Christine Thomas
Co-Presenter: Rabia Shahbaz

316  8:45 AM to
9:45 AM
153 CIntermediate
(3 - 5)
Regular PresentationExploring strategies and tools for mathematics leaders and coaches to support mathematics learning

Engage Teachers as Learners of Mathematics: Increasing Pedagogical Content Knowledge with Modular PD
Integrate hands-on teacher workshops, lesson study sessions, and peer coaching to increase your teachers' pedagogical content knowledge. Support your teachers to apply their learning in their classrooms. Get tools for lesson planning, facilitating lesson study and coaching, as well as interactive software puzzles that engage all learners.

 

Lead Speaker: Erich Zeller
Co-Presenter: Jennifer Shepard

317  8:45 AM to
9:45 AM
157 BMiddle
(6 - 8)
Regular PresentationExploring strategies and tools for mathematics leaders and coaches to support mathematics learning

In Search of the Missing "C": How We Brought Creativity into Our Middle School Mathematics Classrooms
In this workshop we will share how we embedded creative experiences in our mathematics classrooms and, as a result, made a significant shift from fixed to growth-minded thinking. Participants will engage in activities to release their own creativity and learn how to design math classrooms that embody the tenets of 21st Century teaching and learning.

 

Lead Speaker: Karen Kennedy

318  10:00 AM to
11:00 AM
104 ABCGeneralMajor PresentationExamining the opportunities and challenges of using technology to support teaching and learning mathematics

Irresistible Learning – Using Mobile Tools to Support Deeper Learning and Deeper Engagement for All Students
How do we make mathematics learning irresistible to young people – particularly for those whose primary association with math is that it’s boring? At the New York Hall of Science we believe that by leveraging young people’s natural inclinations to play and create, digital tools can be designed to invite deeper learning and deeper engagement with mathematical concepts that students routinely struggle with. This presentation will focus on the use of mobile resources that we call Noticing Tools – digital learning apps that enable children to use the world as a laboratory, making meaningful mathematics discoveries in the context of highly engaging problems students find worth solving.

 

Lead Speaker: Margaret Honey

319  10:00 AM to
11:00 AM
103GeneralRegular PresentationExploring strategies and tools for mathematics leaders and coaches to support mathematics learning

Challenges and Strategies for Mathematics Leaders in Cross Curricular Initiatives-Modeling, Conjecturing, Reasoning
Participants interact with former NCSM presidents and peers to address this significant challenge and produce a wealth of ideas to benefit leaders at all levels. This session focuses on -1) what leaders can do to help teachers engage students to apply mathematics in other content areas; and -2) how leaders can support project-based learning.

 

Lead Speaker: Suzanne Mitchell
Co-Presenter: Carole Greenes
Co-Presenter: Linda Gojak

320  10:00 AM to
11:00 AM
105GeneralRegular PresentationExploring strategies and tools for mathematics leaders and coaches to support mathematics learning

Developing Fluency with Fractional Reasoning Through Number Talks
This session will explore the use of Number Talks as a vehicle to help mathematics leaders support and expand students' fractional reasoning and computational fluency. Number Talks will be examined through the lens of the CCSS Standards for Mathematical Practice. Classroom video will be used to analyze students' fractional reasoning.

 

Lead Speaker: Ann Dominick
Co-Presenter: Sherry Parrish

321  10:00 AM to
11:00 AM
106Primary
(PK - 2)
Regular PresentationShifting practices to effectively implement the Common Core State Standards: Equity for all learners with focus, rigor, and depth

Number Strings: Leveraging Contexts and Models in a Strategic Thinking Routine for All Learners
Number strings are a daily computational routine (Fosnot & Dolk, 2002) in which the teacher poses a carefully crafted set of computational problems and represents student thinking using mathematical models. This session will also explore strategies to maximize engagement for all learners, including those with disabilities.

 

Lead Speaker: Rachel Lambert
Co-Presenter: Kara Imm
Co-Presenter: Dina Williams
Co-Presenter: Jennifer DiBrienza

322  10:00 AM to
11:00 AM
107 ASecondary
(6-12)
Regular PresentationExamining the opportunities and challenges of using technology to support teaching and learning mathematics

Technologies and Tasks that Promote Mathematics from an Advanced Perspective
Technologies can provide environments for the mathematical practices, but they can also be used negatively to circumvent conceptual thinking. We describe the design decisions behind a set of technology-based mathematics tasks used with practicing secondary teachers and discuss the challenges that exist in enacting such tasks with students.

 

Lead Speaker: Samuel Otten
Co-Presenter: Ji Yeong I

323  10:00 AM to
11:00 AM
107 BCGeneralRegular PresentationExploring strategies and tools for mathematics leaders and coaches to support mathematics learning

Questioning Strategies for Coaching and Teaching
Mathematics coaches must be skilled at their own questioning as they work with teachers to examine their practices and coaches must help teachers become better questioners. Come explore specific strategies and skills on effective questioning, including a focus on questioning that focuses on the CCSS Mathematical Practices.

 

Lead Speaker: Jennifer Bay-Williams
Co-Presenter: Maggie McGatha

324  10:00 AM to
11:00 AM
156 ASecondary
(6-12)
Regular PresentationExploring strategies and tools for mathematics leaders and coaches to support mathematics learning

Embedding Math Content Knowledge in Team and Teacher Development
Time to support teachers with their math knowledge and teaching knowledge seems impossible to find in most school schedules. This workshop will develop protocols and templates to embed math content knowledge in all types of team meetings, PD workshops, teacher collaboration, and teacher correspondence.

 

Lead Speaker: Matthew Taylor
Co-Presenter: Michael Simone

325  10:00 AM to
11:00 AM
156 BMiddle
(6 - 8)
Regular PresentationAdvancing formative assessment as an integral tool for understanding student thinking and guiding instruction

Effective Formative Assessment that Promote the Standards for Mathematical Practice
Effective formative assessment should support and improve student learning and instruction. This session will share examples of how middle school mathematics teachers implemented formative assessment effectively and engaged their students in the Standards for Mathematical Practice. Participants will create formative assessments for immediate use.

 

Lead Speaker: Jane Wilburne

326  10:00 AM to
11:00 AM
156 CGeneralRegular PresentationExamining the opportunities and challenges of using technology to support teaching and learning mathematics

Integrating Mobile Technology into the Mathematics Classroom
The presentation will emphasize the use of mobile technologies for Communication, Collaboration, Creativity and Problem Solving in the Math classroom.Digital tools used in the mathematics classroom will be identified and a variety of other web-based tools will be demonstrated in problem-based environments for the teaching and learning of mathematics.

 

Lead Speaker: Gary Bitter

327  10:00 AM to
11:00 AM
157 ASecondary
(6-12)
Regular PresentationAdvancing formative assessment as an integral tool for understanding student thinking and guiding instruction

Mathematical Modeling with Strawberries and Videos
Come navigate the Digital Library and explore resources to complete a modeling problem. We will discover patterns and engage in problem solving without constraint, thus recreating modeling scenarios through real-life observations. Videos and problems can be used with educators to identify misconceptions and adapt pedagogy to the CCSS-M.

 

Lead Speaker: Sean Nank

328  10:00 AM to
11:00 AM
157 CIntermediate
(3 - 5)
Regular PresentationLeading instruction to leverage the Mathematics Practices for increased achievement

Way Cool! Teaching the Distributive Property Utilizing the Mathematical Practices
This session will examine ways to help students make sense of the distributive property using state-of-the-art free online tools. Learn how applying the Standards for Mathematical Practice and visual models facilitate fluency in single-digit multiplication to solving multi-digit multiplication problems using open arrays and the standard algorithm.

 

Lead Speaker: Mary Buck
Co-Presenter: Lauri Susi

329  10:00 AM to
11:00 AM
151 ABElementary
(K - 5)
Regular PresentationLeading instruction to leverage the Mathematics Practices for increased achievement

Bridging the Gap with Number Talks: Continuing Productive Student Math Talk from the Elementary to Middle School Years
Productive Math Discourse is our entry point to the Mathematical Practices. In K-5 we've adopted Number Talks to utilize Talk Moves; having students drive the conversation. Bridging to grades 6-8 we ensure there is no gap. Building upon foundations set during elementary years, these teachers continue the process - ensuring students own the discussion.

 

Lead Speaker: Stephanie Callaway
Co-Presenter: Crystal Lancour
Co-Presenter: Erin Igo

330  10:00 AM to
11:00 AM
152Elementary
(K - 5)
Regular PresentationLeading instruction to leverage the Mathematics Practices for increased achievement

Living Outside the Box: Developing Solutions for Closing the Mathematics Achievement Gap
With current pressures to perform, districts are seeking solutions to improve achievement. What is needed is thinking and living outside of the box bringing new solutions to old problems. In this interactive session, participants will investigate a process that has been used to close the mathematics achievement gap at an award winning school.

 

Lead Speaker: Sandy Atkins

331  10:00 AM to
11:00 AM
153 AGeneralRegular PresentationExploring strategies and tools for mathematics leaders and coaches to support mathematics learning

Mathematics Education Trust: Grants/Scholarships, What and How to Apply
NCTM's Mathematics Education Trust (MET) supports teachers with funds for materials, development of lessons, conferences, courses, professional development,in-service,university pre-service and action research. Learn what's available and how to apply. Also hear tips for choosing the most appropriate award for you and enhancing your chances to win it.

 

Lead Speaker: Fern Tribbey
Co-Presenter: Carol Edwards

332  10:00 AM to
11:00 AM
153 BSecondary
(6-12)
Presidents ExchangeExploring strategies and tools for mathematics leaders and coaches to support mathematics learning

Revisiting Geometric Constructions: Construct and Describe
Explore how paper-folding constructions with a description of the process (CD Problems) can engage students in making sense of geometric concepts, building their geometric vocabulary, and learning to precisely communicate their thinking. Participants will engage in several CD Problems and discuss connections to the mathematical practices.

 

Lead Speaker: Juliana Utley

333  10:00 AM to
11:00 AM
153 CElementary
(K - 5)
Regular PresentationExploring strategies and tools for mathematics leaders and coaches to support mathematics learning

Making Sense of the K-5 OA Domain: Using the Progressions to Support Classroom Instruction
What did the authors of the common core mean when they wrote standards with language such as "use visual models", "fluency" or "make mathematical drawings". The Progressions documents were written to provide clarity and meaning to the standards. Come and learn how to use the Progressions documents as useful resources when implementing the CCSSM.

 

Lead Speaker: Beth Schefelkler
Co-Presenter: Connie Laughlin
Co-Presenter: Melissa Hedges

334  10:00 AM to
11:00 AM
157 BElementary
(K - 5)
Regular PresentationLeading instruction to leverage the Mathematics Practices for increased achievement

Great Modeling Task in 3 Acts for Elementary Meeting the Model with Mathematics Practice
NCSM released 8 Great Modeling Task in 3 Act at the 2014 conference. This year we are extending this resource to the elementary level. The Standard for Mathematical Practice: Model with Mathematics requires us as mathematics leaders to be creative in the ways we support teachers in their efforts to implement this practice.

 

Lead Speaker: Linda Griffith

335  11:15 AM to
12:15 PM
104 ABCGeneralMajor PresentationExploring strategies and tools for mathematics leaders and coaches to support mathematics learning

Hey! What's the Big Idea?
Is there a big idea that has the power to revolutionize our teaching and thinking? In this ambitious, thought-provoking session, we will consider a series of questions that will lead us closer to the answer. Is it better to be visual or have the ability to visualize? Is fluency the same as automaticity? Would you rather understand what you’re doing or be fast at it? Is the goal to understand or generalize? Progression requires progress, but does progress require progression? Join Greg in his search for that one, big, beautiful, unifying insight that will help us make the real and lasting change our students and schools need. These are 60 mind-stretching minutes you won't want to miss!

 

Lead Speaker: Greg Tang

336  11:15 AM to
12:15 PM
103Intermediate
(3 - 5)
Regular PresentationExamining the opportunities and challenges of using technology to support teaching and learning mathematics

Fraction Multiplication and Division Using Virtual Measurement Models
In this session we explore various web-based applets created to support conceptual understanding of fraction, multiplication, and division using spatial measurement models (length, area, volume). We will also discuss how these applets can be used in professional development or classroom settings with students. (Please bring a web-capable device.)

 

Lead Speaker: Eryn Stehr
Co-Presenter: V. Satyam
Co-Presenter: John Smith
Co-Presenter: Nicholas Gilbertson

338  11:15 AM to
12:15 PM
106GeneralRegular PresentationLeading instruction to leverage the Mathematics Practices for increased achievement

Engaging Administrators: Putting the Pieces of the Common Core Puzzle Together to Support Teachers and Students
What does the implementation of the CCSS mean for school leaders? What do administrators need to know and understand in order to support the work of teachers and improve student achievement? In this session we will share a PD designed for administrators, lessons learned, and share participants’ experiences.

 

Lead Speaker: Cynthia Callard
Co-Presenter: Stephanie Martin
Co-Presenter: Jane LaVoie

339  11:15 AM to
12:15 PM
107 AElementary
(K - 5)
Regular PresentationShifting practices to effectively implement the Common Core State Standards: Equity for all learners with focus, rigor, and depth

Supporting Teachers in Shifting Practices: One District's Multi-Layered Approach to Common Core Implementation
An emphasis on focus, rigor, and depth through teacher learning and support has impacted learning for all students. Reflecting on practices and deepening content knowledge have been essential in implementing the instructional shifts. Examine the cycles of professional development, unit planning, and mathematical routines that have made the CCSSM a reality.

 

Lead Speaker: Christine Roberts
Co-Presenter: Vicky Armstrong
Co-Presenter: Sophia Burr

340  11:15 AM to
12:15 PM
107 BCGeneralRegular PresentationAdvancing formative assessment as an integral tool for understanding student thinking and guiding instruction

Ready, Feedback, Action: Going Beyond Checking for Understanding!
This motivational and inspiring session is based in part on teaching and learning mathematics as an effective professional learning community. We examine three high leverage research affirmed formative assessment strategies that shape the work of mathematics teachers beyond checking for understanding and into meaningful action!

 

Lead Speaker: Tim Kanold

341  11:15 AM to
12:15 PM
156 AGeneralRegular PresentationExploring strategies and tools for mathematics leaders and coaches to support mathematics learning

Supporting an In-Depth Review and Understanding of Instructional Materials
Participants will gain hands-experience with a set of tools teachers and administrators can use during a materials review to examine the depth of content and practices intended in the CCSS. Participants will examine instructional pieces and assignments, and develop a common understanding of materials needed to support strong CCSS implementation.


 

Lead Speaker: Pamela Paek
Co-Presenter: Harold Asturias
Co-Presenter: Denise Walston

342  11:15 AM to
12:15 PM
156 BMiddle
(6 - 8)
Regular PresentationShifting practices to effectively implement the Common Core State Standards: Equity for all learners with focus, rigor, and depth

The Many Faces of Diagrams - Supporting Mathematical Reasoning and Communication for All Students
Mathematical diagrams are an important support for problem-solving and communication aligned with the Standards for Mathematical Practice for all students and for English learners in particular. Experience the variety of roles for diagrams in mathematical work, and discuss a framework that describes purposes for diagrams for use with teachers.

 

Lead Speaker: Johannah Nikula
Co-Presenter: Mark Driscoll

343  11:15 AM to
12:15 PM
156 CSecondary
(6-12)
Regular PresentationAdvancing formative assessment as an integral tool for understanding student thinking and guiding instruction

The Art of Questioning: Transforming Your Professional Learning Community
Dylan Wiliam suggests that the important work of teachers is planning formative assessment questions to determine whether to make instructional adjustments during a lesson. When we analyze student work collaboratively, we build a toolkit of questions. Practice teaming to develop push and probe questions together to strategically serve all learners.

 

Lead Speaker: Jennifer Wilson
Co-Presenter: Jill Gough

344  11:15 AM to
12:15 PM
157 AMiddle
(6 - 8)
Regular PresentationLeading instruction to leverage the Mathematics Practices for increased achievement

Using Video and Storytelling to Illustrate Teaching with the Mathematical Practices
Are you looking for videos that show what a classroom can look and sound like when students are the ones doing the mathematical practices? Videos that illustrate how master teachers facilitate students to construct viable arguments or look for structure? This session presents an online video archive and accompanying professional development activities.

 

Lead Speaker: Max Ray

345  11:15 AM to
12:15 PM
157 CGeneralRegular PresentationExploring strategies and tools for mathematics leaders and coaches to support mathematics learning

The Long Term Work of Changing Adult Mindsets
Learn how to engage in the rewarding, long-term challenge of changing adult mindsets and changing organizational culture. Leaders will learn introductory moves that influence growth mindsets in adults, and tips for how to personally approach the work and sustain it over the extended time it takes to change culture,

 

Lead Speaker: Emily Diehl

346  11:15 AM to
12:15 PM
151 ABGeneralRegular PresentationExploring strategies and tools for mathematics leaders and coaches to support mathematics learning

A Fast-Paced Program on Productive Solutions to Challenges Confronting Mathematics Leaders-Advocacy and Policy Support
Participants interact with former NCSM presidents and peers to address this significant challenge and produce a wealth of ideas to benefit leaders at all levels. This session addresses various leadership and advocacy models with particular attention on how to best support policy in developing better understanding of the Common Core Standards.

 

Lead Speaker: Henry Kepner
Co-Presenter: Tim Kanold
Co-Presenter: Diane Briars
Co-Presenter: Steve Leinwand

347  11:15 AM to
12:15 PM
152Secondary
(6-12)
Regular PresentationExploring strategies and tools for mathematics leaders and coaches to support mathematics learning

High School coaching model: Utilize a PLC Culture to differentiate professional development
With the rigorous demands of the new standards and assessments, how can you create a differentiated coaching model in a high school district? This session explore the coaching model for an urban district to ensure continual learning for adult and students. Walk away with tools for creating learning progressions for collaborative teacher teams.

 

Lead Speaker: Mona Toncheff
Co-Presenter: Kris Cunningham

348  11:15 AM to
12:15 PM
153 AMiddle
(6 - 8)
Regular PresentationLeading instruction to leverage the Mathematics Practices for increased achievement

The Ideal Math Class! Helping Teachers Engage Middle School Students in the Standards for Mathematical Practice
How can we get the Standards for Mathematical Practice to be habits of mind for all students? In this tiered professional development approach, participants will explore and gain resources and materials to support teachers in translating these mathematical practices into student actions integrated with mathematical content for everyday lessons.

 

Lead Speaker: Greta Richard
Co-Presenter: AnnMarie Varlotta

349  11:15 AM to
12:15 PM
153 BGeneralRegular PresentationExploring strategies and tools for mathematics leaders and coaches to support mathematics learning

Leveraging University/School District Partnerships to Support Mathematics Learning for ALL
How can successful school district/university collaborations promote mathematics learning? In this interactive session, leaders will examine scenarios of typical problems they face in fostering mathematics learning for ALL and will explore how school district/university collaborations use tested, research-based strategies to solve them.

 

Lead Speaker: Anne Papakonstantinou
Co-Presenter: Richard Parr

350  11:15 AM to
12:15 PM
153 CElementary
(K - 5)
Regular PresentationExploring strategies and tools for mathematics leaders and coaches to support mathematics learning

Partnering to Improve Mathematics Instruction Through Learning Walks
Learn how the mathematics department in a large suburban district uses a team approach to classroom observations, empowering principals to improve mathematics teaching and learning. These learning walks help principals gain a realistic picture of current classroom instructional practices and inform next steps for professional development.

 

Lead Speaker: Kimberly Bender
Co-Presenter: Kathryn Munson
Co-Presenter: Karen Watkins

350.5  11:15 AM to
12:15 PM
157 BGeneralSponsor ShowcaseAdvancing formative assessment as an integral tool for understanding student thinking and guiding instruction

Using Questioning Strategies and Dry Erase Boards to Enhance Formative Assessment Practices and to Increase Rigor: Incr
Presenters will model effective questioning strategies and exemplary techniques using dry erase boards, to increase student engagement and achievement. Attendees will be actively engaged in problem solving and ways to build increased understanding of essential mathematics concepts, while increasing rigor and engagement. Attendees will receive dry erase boards and more!

 

Lead Speaker: Dan Wilson
Co-Presenter: Donna Knoell

351  12:30 PM to
2:00 PM
Exhibit Hall B1 NWGeneralFunctionShifting practices to effectively implement the Common Core State Standards: Equity for all learners with focus, rigor, and depth

Wednesday Lunch
This session will provide participants with a framework for learning design, including key principles of research and digital pedagogy as well as definitions for essential constructs such as personalization, adaptivity, and efficacy. Co-Sponsored by Think Through Math Think Through Learning is a company of passionate and committed U.S. math teachers, software engineers and educational innovators whose mission is to help teach kids how to think mathematically. At Think Through Learning, we know that success in mathematics transforms the way students perform in school and beyond. As teachers and technologists, we are driven to innovate and use learning science to instruct and motivate students in unprecedented ways. Our vision of effective education: a motivating blend of adaptive web-based instruction on higher order thinking skills supported with online "instant 1:1 interventions" from LIVE, state-certified U.S. math teachers WHEREVER a student is and at the EXACT moment they need help. In 2014, over 2.8 million students using Think Through Math will do approximately one billion complex math problems and receive millions of live tutoring sessions. The 2014 and 2012 recipient of the SIIA CODiE Award for Best Mathematics Instructional Solution, Think Through Math is already recognized as the industry’s most respected and fastest-growing supplemental math curriculum. Since its launch in 2012, Think Through Math has become a critical part of the RTI, STEM, and 1:1 strategies of thousands of districts and schools across the country, including some of the largest districts in the United States. Co-Sponsored by McGraw Hill McGraw-Hill Education is the digital learning experiences company intent on changing the world of education. Drawing on its rich heritage of educational expertise, the company offers highly personalized learning experiences that improve learning outcomes around the world. The Company has offices across North America, India, China, Europe, the Middle East and South America, and makes its learning solutions available in more than 60 languages. For more information, please visit mheducation.com or find us on Facebook (facebook.com/mcgrawhilleducation)or Twitter(@MHEducation).

 

Lead Speaker: Shawn Mahoney
Co-Presenter: Peter Cipkowski

352  2:15 PM to
3:15 PM
104 ABCSecondary
(6-12)
Major PresentationShifting practices to effectively implement the Common Core State Standards: Equity for all learners with focus, rigor, and depth

Access, Equity, and the Standards for Mathematical Practice
The NCSM PRIME Leadership Framework calls on mathematics education leaders to ensure high expectations for each student, provide strong intervention and support for each student, and orchestrate continuous improvement of achievement for each student." However, we continue to see huge disparities in academic outcomes for students of color, English learners, students with disabilities, and students from low-income communities. This presentation will explore how the Standards for Mathematical Practice, if implemented with fidelity, have the potential to improve academic outcomes for students who have been traditionally unsuccessful in mathematics.

 

Lead Speaker: Kyndall Brown

353  2:15 PM to
3:15 PM
103GeneralRegular PresentationShifting practices to effectively implement the Common Core State Standards: Equity for all learners with focus, rigor, and depth

Our Students, Our Teachers, Our San Francisco Common Core Implementation Plan
How does a large district grapple with issues of scale? San Francisco has chosen high leverage actions: curriculum built around rich mathematics tasks and signature pedagogies that build discourse. Our plan empowers teacher leaders to take their learning back to their sites. Hear our inquiry process around impacting outcomes for all 56,000 students.

 

Lead Speaker: Emma Trevino
Co-Presenter: Lizzy Hull Barnes

354  2:15 PM to
3:15 PM
105Elementary
(K - 5)
Regular PresentationShifting practices to effectively implement the Common Core State Standards: Equity for all learners with focus, rigor, and depth

Building Language Capacity for Access and Higher Levels of Communication in Mathematics
The CCSS have rigorous demands for the use of language for abstract reasoning. With an emphasis on all students, this session will address ways to build academic language, with examples of language development activities that build on and go beyond vocabulary development. We will also address ways to build the language capacity of ELLs.

 

Lead Speaker: Ava Belisle-Chatterjee
Co-Presenter: Alison Whittington
Co-Presenter: Barbara Molina

355  2:15 PM to
3:15 PM
106GeneralRegular PresentationExploring strategies and tools for mathematics leaders and coaches to support mathematics learning

Teacher "Buy-In" and Its Relation to Professional Development
Teacher buy-in to a professional development program is essential to their motivation to engage. Our research study identified several factors affecting teacher buy-in. These include: teachers perceiving the program as treating them as a professional as well as being authentic, doable, and relevant to what they are already doing.

 

Lead Speaker: Eva Thanheiser
Co-Presenter: Kate Melhuish
Co-Presenter: Linda Foreman
Co-Presenter: Mike Shaugnessy

356  2:15 PM to
3:15 PM
107 ASecondary
(6-12)
Regular PresentationExploring strategies and tools for mathematics leaders and coaches to support mathematics learning

Teaching High School Algebra: A What Works Clearinghouse Practice Guide
Developed by an expert panel of researchers and educators, this What Works Clearinghouse practice guide provides practical, research-based instructional guidance on teaching algebra to students in grades 6--12. The presentation summarizes three core recommendations, presents examples to use in class, and identifies solutions to common challenges.

 

Lead Speaker: Jane Porath

357  2:15 PM to
3:15 PM
107 BCGeneralRegular PresentationLeading instruction to leverage the Mathematics Practices for increased achievement

The Right Kind of Struggling: Helping All Students Become Mathematical Thinkers
Having students struggle is one of teachers’ biggest challenges in implementing the mathematical thinking described as practices and processes. Yet engaging in constructive struggles is essential to learning. How can we help teachers get past their fear of students giving up and build student learning on working productively through struggling?

 

Lead Speaker: Cathy Seeley

358  2:15 PM to
3:15 PM
156 AMiddle
(6 - 8)
Regular PresentationLeading instruction to leverage the Mathematics Practices for increased achievement

What Mathematics Specialists and Coaches Know About Rational Numbers and How to Teach Them What They Don't Know
What do K-8 mathematics specialists and coaches know about rational numbers and proportional reasoning? What they should know? How can you foster the complex and sophisticated ways of thinking about rational numbers needed to successfully serve as a mathematics specialist or coach? Research-based activities with manipulatives are included.

 

Lead Speaker: Marguerite Mason
Co-Presenter: Sara Moore
Co-Presenter: Eric Shippee

359  2:15 PM to
3:15 PM
156 BElementary
(K - 5)
Regular PresentationExploring strategies and tools for mathematics leaders and coaches to support mathematics learning

Sustaining Professional Development: Beyond One and Done
This session will describe a professional development program focused on supporting productive mathematics discourse in early elementary grades. It will emphasize PD design features that promote sustainability and supportive school culture. Participants will discuss PD artifacts, e.g., video excerpts and transcripts of teacher planning sessions.

 

Lead Speaker: Judy Storeygard
Co-Presenter: Kristen Malzahn

360  2:15 PM to
3:15 PM
156 CIntermediate
(3 - 5)
Regular PresentationLeading instruction to leverage the Mathematics Practices for increased achievement

Modeling with Manipulatives: Helping Teachers Implement the Mathematics Practices
Manipulatives have been the mainstay of elementary math instruction and the mathematics practices have generated a new discussion about ways to maximize their effectiveness. Participants will learn methods to help teachers revise lessons that strengthen student understanding of fractions by constructing mathematical models with manipulatives.

 

Lead Speaker: Anne Nesbitt
Co-Presenter: Stephanie Schock
Co-Presenter: Kerin Tighe

361  2:15 PM to
3:15 PM
157 AHigh School
(9 - 12)
Regular PresentationLeading instruction to leverage the Mathematics Practices for increased achievement

Statewide Initiative to Promote Systemic Change in the Era of the CCSS: Building Structures to Routinize The Practices
This session supports math leaders in considering ways to build sustainable structures that promote problem-centered learning and routinizing the CCSS Math Practices. Members of a state mathematics coalition will engage participants in problem-solving challenges related to supporting a large-scale adoption of PB learning and the actualization of the CCSS.

 

Lead Speaker: Jamila Riser
Co-Presenter: Jodi Albers
Co-Presenter: Martin Rayala
Co-Presenter: Renee Parsley

362  2:15 PM to
3:15 PM
157 CElementary
(K - 5)
Regular PresentationExploring strategies and tools for mathematics leaders and coaches to support mathematics learning

Creating Mathematics Apprenticeships for New Teachers
In this session, we discuss how to develop mathematics apprenticeships that pair in-service teachers with pre-service and/or new teachers for professional development. Participants will learn how to create math tasks that engage adult learners and how to facilitate analyses of written case studies and videos of students working on similar ideas.

 

Lead Speaker: Michael Flynn

363  2:15 PM to
3:15 PM
151 ABHigh School
(9 - 12)
Regular PresentationAdvancing formative assessment as an integral tool for understanding student thinking and guiding instruction

Rich Mathematical Tasks as Formative Assessment
Effective mathematics teaching is more than teaching procedures - students must have opportunities to grapple with and make sense of rich mathematics. In this workshop we will explore the use of rich math tasks and collaborative inquiry as part of developing teachers’ formative assessment practices.

 

Lead Speaker: David Wees

364  2:15 PM to
3:15 PM
152High School
(9 - 12)
Regular PresentationLeading instruction to leverage the Mathematics Practices for increased achievement

Connecting Progression and Practices with High Quality Tasks
"Principles to Actions" outlines 8 Teaching Practices that promote quality mathematics instruction. These teaching practices facilitate the realization of Standards for Mathematical Practice. Come participate in a learning progression of tasks that connect both the teaching practices and the Standards for Mathematical Practice. All tasks are free!

 

Lead Speaker: Travis Lemon

365  2:15 PM to
3:15 PM
153 AGeneralRegular PresentationExploring strategies and tools for mathematics leaders and coaches to support mathematics learning

Studio Days - Deprivatizing Our Practice to Improve Instruction
During Studio Days educators collectively observe and debrief a lesson, focusing on the Standards for Mathematical Practice in real-time, increasing the level/quality of implementation; developing shared images and understandings while deepening teachers’ mathematical content knowledge for teaching and fostering new norms and habits-of-practice.

 

Lead Speaker: Patty Lofgren

366  2:15 PM to
3:15 PM
153 BCollegePresidents ExchangeExamining the opportunities and challenges of using technology to support teaching and learning mathematics

How to Engage Students in an e-Learning Environment
What can be done to ensure that students are properly engaged in their learning when taking an online class? This instructor will share tools and techniques that she has used to help students learn and make sense of mathematical ideas, reason mathematically, and communicate their mathematical thinking.

 

Lead Speaker: Nancy Sattler

367  2:15 PM to
3:15 PM
153 CIntermediate
(3 - 5)
Regular PresentationLeading instruction to leverage the Mathematics Practices for increased achievement

Reflecting the Light of Learning Through the Mathematical Practices: Finding the GOLD within the MPs
How can you prepare today's students for the challenges and complexities of tomorrow's world? Shining a light on the higher order thinking skills so elegantly embodied within the Standards for Mathematical Practice will help. Come and uncover MPs GOLD through a framework that identifies prominent components and the ties that bind them.

 

Lead Speaker: Christine Moynihan
Co-Presenter: Debra Shein-Gerson

368  3:30 PM to
4:30 PM
104 ABCGeneralMajor PresentationAdvancing formative assessment as an integral tool for understanding student thinking and guiding instruction

Sustaining the Development of Classroom Formative Assessment with Teacher Learning Communities
While there is solid evidence that integrating minute-to-minute and day-by-day formative assessment into regular classroom instruction improves student achievement, there is much less evidence on how teachers can be supported to develop their practice in this way—changing what teachers do when students are present is much harder than changing what teachers do when they are not. In this presentation, Dylan Wiliam will summarize the results of a ten-year research and development program—involving thousands of teachers in hundreds of schools—showing how building-based teacher learning communities can support educators to harness the power of formative assessment to improve instruction.

 

Lead Speaker: Dylan Wiliam

369  3:30 PM to
4:30 PM
107 BCGeneralRegular PresentationLeading instruction to leverage the Mathematics Practices for increased achievement

Supporting Five Essential Instructional Shifts for Transforming K-12 Common Core Math Classrooms
Explore five essential K-12 instructional shifts that emphasize the mathematical practices and the content they support. Engage with elementary, middle, and high school tasks and how to support them during professional development. Enhance your understanding of the shifts through authentic video in elementary, middle, and high school classrooms.

 

Lead Speaker: Juli Dixon

370  3:30 PM to
4:30 PM
156 AGeneralSpecial Interest GroupExploring strategies and tools for mathematics leaders and coaches to support mathematics learning

International Perspectives on Supporting Mathematics Teaching and Learning
What can U.S. mathematics leaders learn from educators in other countries? What do educational leaders in the U.S. have to offer other countries? These are questions explored by the U.S. National Commission on Math Instruction. This session will introduce members of NCSM to the work of USNCMI and share key findings and insights from its activities.

 

Lead Speaker: Janine Remillard
Co-Presenter: Gail Burrill
Co-Presenter: Padmanabhan Seshaiyer

371  3:30 PM to
5:00 PM
156 CGeneralSpecial Interest GroupShifting practices to effectively implement the Common Core State Standards: Equity for all learners with focus, rigor, and depth

TODOS: Mathematics for ALL- Focusing on the Mathematics Education of Latina/o Students and Other Underrepresented Groups
TODOS members and others interested in equity and excellence in mathematics education for ALL students are invited to attend this TODOS annual meeting. We will review accomplishments, recognize sponsors/outgoing Board/committee members, present the Iris Carl Award, present student awards, and gather input to move TODOS forward in STEM education.

 

Lead Speaker: Susie Hakansson

372  3:30 PM to
4:30 PM
157 AGeneralSpecial Interest GroupExamining the opportunities and challenges of using technology to support teaching and learning mathematics

Online Collaborative Technology (Social Media) in the Mathematics Classroom - moving forward
New Internet-based communication technologies have led to unparalleled opportunity for students, teachers, teacher-educators, even administrators to share knowledge, ask for collaboration, highlight best practices and more.

 

Lead Speaker: Ihor Charischak
Co-Presenter: David Weksler

373  3:30 PM to
4:30 PM
151 ABGeneralRegular PresentationExploring strategies and tools for mathematics leaders and coaches to support mathematics learning

Ignite! We'll Enlighten You and We'll Make It Quick
Join us for fast, informative, and fun talks where mathematics educators light up the room with fresh ideas in mathematics teaching and learning. Each speaker gets 5 minutes to talk about whatever ignites their passion, using 20 slides that auto­-advance every 15 seconds, whether they are ready or not. This year our speakers will be Jim Dooley, Annie Fetter, Norma Gordon, Grace Kelemanik, Chris Luzniak, Jasmine Yin-Ying Ma, Carl Oliver, Laurel Pollard, Max Ray, John Staley, and our emcee, Suzanne Mitchell.

 

Lead Speaker: Suzanne Alejandre

374  3:30 PM to
4:30 PM
153 BGeneralSpecial Interest GroupExploring strategies and tools for mathematics leaders and coaches to support mathematics learning

Mathematics Teaching and Learning: What's Happening in AMTE and How Can AMTE Support Your Work with Teachers?
The Association of Mathematics Teachers Educators' (AMTE) focus is on improvement of mathematics teacher education across the professional continuum (pre-service and in-service). Join us to learn more how AMTE can support mathematics learning; discussion will focus on AMTE resources, including formative assessment and the AMTE Webinar Series.

 

Lead Speaker: Tim Hendrix
Co-Presenter: Christine Thomas
Co-Presenter: Fran Arbaugh