2015 NCSM Annual Conference

Strand 2 Sessions

Session information last updated: 4-1-2015

 
Strand 2 Sessions -- Monday, Monday, April 13
 
Strand 2: Examining the opportunities and challenges of using technology to support teaching and learning mathematics


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 
Strand 2 Sessions -- Tuesday, Tuesday, April 14
 
Strand 2: Examining the opportunities and challenges of using technology to support teaching and learning mathematics


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

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

 

Lead Speaker: Paul Gray

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

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

 

Lead Speaker: Beth Bos

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

Lead Speaker: Cassandra Turner
Co-Presenter: Lauri Susi

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

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

 

Lead Speaker: Peter Cipkowski

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

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

 

Lead Speaker: Janet Bales

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

Lead Speaker: Jere Confrey

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

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

 

Lead Speaker: Rosemary Heher
Co-Presenter: Lauri Susi

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

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

 

Lead Speaker: Pearson Speaker

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

Lead Speaker: Mike Reiners

 
Strand 2 Sessions -- Wednesday, Wednesday, April 15
 
Strand 2: Examining the opportunities and challenges of using technology to support teaching and learning mathematics


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

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

 

Lead Speaker: Molly Daley
Co-Presenter: Tawny Malone

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

Lead Speaker: Margaret Honey

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

Lead Speaker: Gary Bitter

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

Lead Speaker: Nancy Sattler

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

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

 

Lead Speaker: Ihor Charischak
Co-Presenter: David Weksler