Session information last updated: 4-1-2015

Monday Sessions, Monday, April 13 | |||||
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80 | Exhibit Hall B1 NW | General | Function | Shifting 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 | 156 A | General | Regular Presentation | Leading 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 | Exhibit Hall B1 NW | ||||

Opening NCSM Session | |||||

83 | Exhibit Hall B1 NW | General | Keynote Presenter | Leading 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 | 104 ABC | General | Major Presentation | Advancing 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 | 103 | Elementary (K - 5) | Regular Presentation | Exploring 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 | 105 | General | Regular Presentation | Exploring 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 | 106 | Elementary (K - 5) | Regular Presentation | Leading 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 | 107 A | Secondary (6-12) | Regular Presentation | Exploring 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 | 107 BC | Intermediate (3 - 5) | Spotlight Speaker | Shifting 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 | 156 A | General | Regular Presentation | Advancing 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 | 156 B | Intermediate (3 - 5) | Regular Presentation | Advancing 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 | 156 C | General | Regular Presentation | Exploring 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 | 157 A | Elementary (K - 5) | Regular Presentation | Leading 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 | 157 C | General | Regular Presentation | Shifting 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 | 151 AB | Middle (6 - 8) | Regular Presentation | Exploring 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 | 152 | Secondary (6-12) | Regular Presentation | Leading 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 | 153 A | Middle (6 - 8) | Regular Presentation | Examining 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 | 153 B | Middle (6 - 8) | Regular Presentation | Leading 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 | 153 C | Elementary (K - 5) | Regular Presentation | ||

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 | 157 B | Intermediate (3 - 5) | Sponsor Showcase | Leading 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 these 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 | 154 | General | Technology Showcase | Examining 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 | 104 ABC | General | Major Presentation | Exploring 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 | 103 | General | Regular Presentation | Exploring 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 | 105 | High School (9 - 12) | Regular Presentation | Examining 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 | 106 | General | Regular Presentation | ||

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 | 107 A | Elementary (K - 5) | Regular Presentation | ||

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 | 107 BC | Secondary (6-12) | Spotlight Speaker | Exploring 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 | 156 A | College | Regular Presentation | ||

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 | 156 B | High School (9 - 12) | Regular Presentation | Exploring 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 | 156 C | General | Regular Presentation | ||

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 | 157 A | General | Regular Presentation | ||

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 | 157 C | General | Regular Presentation | Exploring 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 | 151 AB | General | Regular Presentation | Exploring 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 | 152 | General | Regular Presentation | ||

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 | 153 A | Middle (6 - 8) | Regular Presentation | ||

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 | 153 B | General | Regular Presentation | ||

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 | 153 C | High School (9 - 12) | Regular Presentation | Exploring 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 | 157 B | General | Sponsor Showcase | ||

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 | 154 | Elementary (K - 5) | Technology Showcase | Leading 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 | Exhibit Hall B1 NW | General | Function | ||

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 | 104 ABC | General | Regular Presentation | Exploring 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 | 103 | General | Regular Presentation | Exploring 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 | 105 | General | Regular Presentation | Exploring 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 | 106 | Elementary (K - 5) | Regular Presentation | Exploring 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 | 107 A | Middle (6 - 8) | Regular Presentation | ||

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 | 107 BC | Intermediate (3 - 5) | Spotlight Speaker | ||

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 | 156 A | Middle (6 - 8) | Regular Presentation | Leading 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 | 156 B | Intermediate (3 - 5) | Regular Presentation | ||

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 | 156 C | General | Regular Presentation | Leading 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 | 157 A | Middle (6 - 8) | Regular Presentation | ||

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 | 157 C | High School (9 - 12) | Regular Presentation | Leading 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 | 151 AB | General | Regular Presentation | ||

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 | 152 | General | Regular Presentation | ||

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 | 153 A | General | Regular Presentation | Exploring 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 | 153 B | High School (9 - 12) | Regular Presentation | ||

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 | 153 C | General | Regular Presentation | Exploring 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 | 157 B | Secondary (6-12) | Sponsor Showcase | ||

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 | 154 | General | Technology Showcase | ||

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 | 104 ABC | General | Major Presentation | ||

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 | 103 | Elementary (K - 5) | Regular Presentation | Exploring 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 | 105 | General | Regular Presentation | ||

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 | 106 | Elementary (K - 5) | Regular Presentation | Exploring 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 | 107 A | General | Regular Presentation | Exploring 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 | 107 BC | High School (9 - 12) | Regular Presentation | Exploring 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 | 156 A | Elementary (K - 5) | Regular Presentation | Leading 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 | 156 B | Middle (6 - 8) | Regular Presentation | Leading 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 | 156 C | Elementary (K - 5) | Regular Presentation | Leading 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 | 157 A | Intermediate (3 - 5) | Regular Presentation | Exploring 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 | 157 C | Middle (6 - 8) | Regular Presentation | Leading 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 | 151 AB | Elementary (K - 5) | Regular Presentation | ||

(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 | 152 | Elementary (K - 5) | Regular Presentation | Exploring 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 | 153 A | Intermediate (3 - 5) | Regular Presentation | ||

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 | 153 B | General | Regular Presentation | ||

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 | 153 C | General | Regular Presentation | Exploring 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 | 157 B | General | Sponsor Showcase | Leading 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 | 154 | Intermediate (3 - 5) | Technology Showcase | ||

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 | 104 ABC | General | Major Presentation | Leading 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 | 103 | General | Regular Presentation | Leading 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 | 105 | Secondary (6-12) | Regular Presentation | ||

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 | 106 | Elementary (K - 5) | Regular Presentation | Leading 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 | 107 A | Secondary (6-12) | Regular Presentation | Exploring 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 | 107 BC | General | Regular Presentation | ||

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 | 156 A | Middle (6 - 8) | Regular Presentation | ||

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 | 156 B | Elementary (K - 5) | Regular Presentation | ||

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 | 156 C | High School (9 - 12) | Regular Presentation | Leading 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 | 157 A | General | Regular Presentation | ||

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 | 157 C | Secondary (6-12) | Regular Presentation | Exploring 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 | 151 AB | Middle (6 - 8) | Regular Presentation | ||

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 | 152 | Elementary (K - 5) | Regular Presentation | Exploring 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 | 153 A | General | Regular Presentation | Leading 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 | 153 B | General | Regular Presentation | Exploring 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 | 153 C | Intermediate (3 - 5) | Regular Presentation | ||

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 | 157 B | General | Sponsor Showcase | ||

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 | 154 | Secondary (6-12) | Technology Showcase | ||

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 | Exhibit Hall B1 NW | General | Regular Presentation | Leading 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 | 104 ABC | General | Major Presentation | Exploring 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 | 103 | Secondary (6-12) | Regular Presentation | Leading 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 | 105 | General | Regular Presentation | ||

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 | 106 | Intermediate (3 - 5) | Regular Presentation | Leading 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 | 107 A | Elementary (K - 5) | Regular Presentation | Leading 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 | 107 BC | Primary (PK - 2) | Regular Presentation | Leading 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 | 156 A | General | Regular Presentation | Leading 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 | 156 B | Middle (6 - 8) | Regular Presentation | Leading 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 | 156 C | Elementary (K - 5) | Regular Presentation | Exploring 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 | 157 A | Elementary (K - 5) | Regular Presentation | ||

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 | 157 C | Secondary (6-12) | Regular Presentation | ||

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 | 151 AB | General | Meeting | Leading 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 | 152 | Middle (6 - 8) | Regular Presentation | ||

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 | 153 A | Secondary (6-12) | Regular Presentation | ||

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 | 153 B | Middle (6 - 8) | Regular Presentation | ||

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 | 153 C | Secondary (6-12) | Regular Presentation | ||

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 | 157 B | Primary (PK - 2) | Sponsor Showcase | Leading 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 | 154 | General | Technology Showcase | ||

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 | 107 BC | General | Function | ||

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 | 156 A | General | Regular Presentation | Leading 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 | Level 3 Ballroom Lobby | General | Function | Leading 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 | |||||