2015 NCSM Annual Conference

Strand 4 Sessions

Session information last updated: 4-1-2015

 
Strand 4 Sessions -- Monday, Monday, April 13
 
Strand 4: Exploring strategies and tools for mathematics leaders and coaches to support mathematics learning


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 
Strand 4 Sessions -- Tuesday, Tuesday, April 14
 
Strand 4: Exploring strategies and tools for mathematics leaders and coaches to support mathematics learning


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

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

 

Lead Speaker: Maggie McGatha

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

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

 

Lead Speaker: Linda Fulmore

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

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

 

Lead Speaker: Kathleen Rieke
Co-Presenter: Sherry Lane

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

Lead Speaker: John SanGiovanni
Co-Presenter: Kay Sammons

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

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

 

Lead Speaker: Alison Whittington
Co-Presenter: Debbie Leslie

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

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

 

Lead Speaker: Mary Mitchell
Co-Presenter: Genni Steele

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

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

 

Lead Speaker: Elham Kazemi

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

Lead Speaker: James Matthews
Co-Presenter: Judith Matthews

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

Lead Speaker: Linda Gojak

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

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

 

Lead Speaker: Kenya Wallach
Co-Presenter: Amy Johnson

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

Lead Speaker: Cathy Humphreys

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

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

 

Lead Speaker: Eric Hart

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

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

 

Lead Speaker: Steve Leinwand

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

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

 

Lead Speaker: Delise Andrews

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

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

 

Lead Speaker: Jan Parsons
Co-Presenter: Valerie Maxwell

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

Lead Speaker: Jennifer Wilson

 
Strand 4 Sessions -- Wednesday, Wednesday, April 15
 
Strand 4: Exploring strategies and tools for mathematics leaders and coaches to support mathematics learning


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

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

 

Lead Speaker: John Sutton
Co-Presenter: Arlene Mitchell

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

Lead Speaker: Virginia Bastable

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

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

 

Lead Speaker: Diane Briars

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

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

 

Lead Speaker: Christine Thomas
Co-Presenter: Rabia Shahbaz

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

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

 

Lead Speaker: Erich Zeller
Co-Presenter: Jennifer Shepard

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

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

 

Lead Speaker: Karen Kennedy

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

Lead Speaker: Ann Dominick
Co-Presenter: Sherry Parrish

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

Lead Speaker: Matthew Taylor
Co-Presenter: Michael Simone

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

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

 

Lead Speaker: Fern Tribbey
Co-Presenter: Carol Edwards

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

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

 

Lead Speaker: Juliana Utley

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

Lead Speaker: Greg Tang

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

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


 

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

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

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

 

Lead Speaker: Emily Diehl

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

Lead Speaker: Mona Toncheff
Co-Presenter: Kris Cunningham

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

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

 

Lead Speaker: Anne Papakonstantinou
Co-Presenter: Richard Parr

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

Lead Speaker: Jane Porath

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

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

 

Lead Speaker: Judy Storeygard
Co-Presenter: Kristen Malzahn

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

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

 

Lead Speaker: Michael Flynn

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

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

 

Lead Speaker: Patty Lofgren

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

Lead Speaker: Suzanne Alejandre

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

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

 

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