2015 NCSM Annual Conference

Strand 1 Sessions

Session information last updated: 4-1-2015

 
Strand 1 Sessions -- Monday, Monday, April 13
 
Strand 1: Leading instruction to leverage the Mathematics Practices for increased achievement


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 
Strand 1 Sessions -- Tuesday, Tuesday, April 14
 
Strand 1: Leading instruction to leverage the Mathematics Practices for increased achievement


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

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

 

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

Lead Speaker: Marilyn Burns

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

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

 

Lead Speaker: Pamela Seda
Co-Presenter: Linda Smith

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

Lead Speaker: Pam Berry

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

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

 

Lead Speaker: Karen Fuson

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

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

 

Lead Speaker: Stefanie Buckner
Co-Presenter: Karen McPherson

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

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

 

Lead Speaker: Sarah Schuhl

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

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

 

Lead Speaker: Mary Robertson

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

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

 

Lead Speaker: Cristina Charney
Co-Presenter: Janeal Maxfield

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

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

 

Lead Speaker: Scott Hendrickson
Co-Presenter: Dawn Barson

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

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

 

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

 
Strand 1 Sessions -- Wednesday, Wednesday, April 15
 
Strand 1: Leading instruction to leverage the Mathematics Practices for increased achievement


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

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

 

Lead Speaker: Carole Greenes

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

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

 

Lead Speaker: Arjan Khalsa
Co-Presenter: Julie McNamara

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

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

 

Lead Speaker: Nicole Garcia

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

Lead Speaker: Mary Buck
Co-Presenter: Lauri Susi

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

Lead Speaker: Sandy Atkins

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

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

 

Lead Speaker: Linda Griffith

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

Lead Speaker: Max Ray

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

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

 

Lead Speaker: Greta Richard
Co-Presenter: AnnMarie Varlotta

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

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

 

Lead Speaker: Cathy Seeley

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

Lead Speaker: Travis Lemon

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

Lead Speaker: Juli Dixon