2015 NCSM Annual Conference

Monday Sessions

Session information last updated: 4-1-2015

 
Monday Sessions, 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