2015 NCSM Annual Conference

Tuesday Sessions

Session information last updated: 4-1-2015

 
Tuesday Sessions, Tuesday, April 14
 
200  7:30 AM to
8:30 AM
Exhibit Hall B1 NWGeneralFunctionShifting practices to effectively implement the Common Core State Standards: Equity for all learners with focus, rigor, and depth

Tuesday Breakfast: An Equation that Works for Math Education
We can't keep doing the same thing and expect different results. The current equation for mathematics instruction is leaving too many students behind. Come learn about a new one: T(C + M) = S Sponsored by Scholastic Corporation. Scholastic Corporation is the world’s largest publisher and distributor of children’s books and a leader in educational technology and children’s media. Scholastic creates quality educational and entertaining materials and products for use in school and at home, including children's books, magazines, technology-based products, teacher materials, television programming, film, videos and toys. Scholastic distributes its products and services through a variety of channels, including proprietary school-based book clubs and school-based book fairs, retail stores, schools, libraries, television networks and www.scholastic.com.

 

Lead Speaker: David Dockterman

201  8:45 AM to
9:45 AM
104 ABCGeneralMajor PresentationShifting practices to effectively implement the Common Core State Standards: Equity for all learners with focus, rigor, and depth

Overcoming Obstacles to Make Mathematics Work for All!
New content standards may improve overall student achievement, but are unlikely to reduce existing learning differentials. In order to raise the achievement of all students and simultaneously close learning differentials, your leadership efforts must simultaneously address six program shifts as well overcome persistent obstacles that have stood in the way of making mathematics work for all students. This session will address specific actions you can take to overcome these obstacles, implement highly effective mathematics programs, focus your efforts, and ensure that mathematics works for all students!

 

Lead Speaker: Matt Larson

202  8:45 AM to
9:45 AM
103Secondary
(6-12)
Regular PresentationShifting practices to effectively implement the Common Core State Standards: Equity for all learners with focus, rigor, and depth

"College Prep" Mathematics Courses: Effectively Transitioning "Non-ready" Students From High School to College
Many districts are planning 4th year courses to ensure their graduates are "college ready." In this session, participants will explore a syllabus and sample materials for a course combining elements of quantitative reasoning and algebraic modeling-informed by new state standards and the emergence of multiple college mathematics pathways.

 

Lead Speaker: Kathi Cook
Co-Presenter: Ingrid Ristroph

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

204  8:45 AM to
9:45 AM
106GeneralRegular PresentationAdvancing formative assessment as an integral tool for understanding student thinking and guiding instruction

Supporting Elementary and Secondary Mathematics Teachers' Formative Assessment Practices
This presentation is based on a professional development model that supports teachers’ formative assessment practices. We will provide examples of a range of high-level practices, share data on the types of practices teachers need help implementing, and engage participants in brainstorming strategies that could help support teachers.

 

Lead Speaker: Joanne Philhower
Co-Presenter: Durrell Jones

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

208  8:45 AM to
9:45 AM
156 BSecondary
(6-12)
Regular PresentationShifting practices to effectively implement the Common Core State Standards: Equity for all learners with focus, rigor, and depth

Getting to the Heart of Equity with Rigorous Tasks and Instruction that Supports a Growth Mindset
Math is, and has always been, a creative endeavor-except in school. In school, we've managed to turn math into a rote, boring chore. For centuries, mathematics was the result of man's curiosity about the world and his desire to understand and describe it. Join us as we consider good tasks that reignite curiosity and the instruction they require.

 

Lead Speaker: Lisa Bush
Co-Presenter: Michael Gould

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

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

211  8:45 AM to
9:45 AM
157 CIntermediate
(3 - 5)
Regular PresentationShifting practices to effectively implement the Common Core State Standards: Equity for all learners with focus, rigor, and depth

Success! Collaborative, Innovative Problem Solving Aligned to the Mathematical Practices
In this interactive session, leaders explore a student-centered paradigm that embraces complex problem solving through productive perseverance. Through the lens of the Mathematical Practices, we investigate and evaluate a process in which problems are thoroughly understood and entry points identified prior to solving. Student samples are shared.

 

Lead Speaker: Robyn Silbey

212  8:45 AM to
9:45 AM
151 ABGeneralMajor PresentationShifting practices to effectively implement the Common Core State Standards: Equity for all learners with focus, rigor, and depth

Kay Gilliland Equity Lecture
Unlike most high-performing countries in the world, our country has bet on standards, historically weak policy instruments, to drive improvements in mathematics teaching and learning. How can we, as individual teachers and as a community of teachers, ensure that our new state standards lead to dramatic improvements in mathematics learning and that they reduce long-standing opportunity gaps? The talk will present a dispassionate analysis of the realities of achievement gaps. I will then examine the untapped sources of potential energy in our school systems and communities that can be brought to bear on creating a stronger and fairer system of mathematics education. Be prepared: There will be a call to action! Homework will be assigned.

 

Lead Speaker: Uri Treisman

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

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

215  8:45 AM to
9:45 AM
153 BMiddle
(6 - 8)
Regular PresentationAdvancing formative assessment as an integral tool for understanding student thinking and guiding instruction

PD Approaches to Using Student Work: Build Teacher Capacity to Assess Decimal Understanding and Target Instruction
Teaching struggling learners requires a deep and flexible math understanding and diagnostic approaches to identify students’ strengths/difficulties and target instruction. Experience PD activities that use student work and mathematics interviews to build teachers’ knowledge of decimals (CCSS), formative assessment probes, and instructional strategies.

 

Lead Speaker: Emily Fagan
Co-Presenter: Amy Brodesky
Co-Presenter: Cheryl Tobey

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

217  8:45 AM to
9:45 AM
157 BElementary
(K - 5)
Sponsor ShowcaseShifting practices to effectively implement the Common Core State Standards: Equity for all learners with focus, rigor, and depth

Teaching Number and Operations Effectively: Keys to Student Success
Successful students understand the meaning of operations, use them appropriately to solve problems, and are fluent with basic facts and algorithms. Come learn about Hands-On Standards: Number & Operations, a new resource to support K-5 teachers in this essential area. See new games, new manipulatives, and formative assessment tasks in this session.

 

Lead Speaker: Sara Moore

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

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

221  10:00 AM to
11:00 AM
105Middle
(6 - 8)
Regular PresentationAdvancing formative assessment as an integral tool for understanding student thinking and guiding instruction

Integrating Rich Tasks, the Mathematical Practices, and Classroom Discourse to Enhance Planning, Teaching, and Assessing
The practices for orchestrating productive mathematical discussion can guide all aspects of teaching including formative assessment. Using student work and classroom videos, participants will analyze how the teacher integrates these practices with rich mathematical tasks and the Mathematical Practices to produce deep mathematical understandings.

 

Lead Speaker: Elizabeth Phillips
Co-Presenter: Yvonne Grant

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

223  10:00 AM to
11:00 AM
107 AGeneralRegular PresentationAdvancing formative assessment as an integral tool for understanding student thinking and guiding instruction

PARCC Update
This session will provide information about the recent PBA and Diagnostic Field Test administrations, the upcoming EOY administration, the standard setting process, and other information about the PARCC Mathematics Summative and Non-Summative Assessments.

 

Lead Speaker: Jim Mirabelli

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

225  10:00 AM to
11:00 AM
156 AElementary
(K - 5)
Regular PresentationShifting practices to effectively implement the Common Core State Standards: Equity for all learners with focus, rigor, and depth

Supporting Teacher Teams in Meeting the Needs of All Students in Inclusive Classrooms: Involving All Educators
Special education and general education teacher teams participated in professional development-focused strategies for collaboration and co-teaching focused, rigorous mathematics. The teams used and refined new skills in a summer inclusive setting. Come see video of the experience, explore resources used to support collaboration, and share ideas.

 

Lead Speaker: Megan Burton

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

227  10:00 AM to
11:00 AM
156 CGeneralRegular PresentationAdvancing formative assessment as an integral tool for understanding student thinking and guiding instruction

Using Five Key Strategies for Effective Formative Assessment to Promote Formative Assessment Strategies in Schools
The NCTM Research Brief Five "Key Strategies" for Effective Formative Assessment provides a comprehensive framework for formative assessment. This resource was the focus of our year-long work with teacher leaders and their work with colleagues in their buildings. What did we do, what did we learn, and what are implications for similar efforts?

 

Lead Speaker: Anurupa Ganguly
Co-Presenter: Linda Davenport
Co-Presenter: Connie Henry
Co-Presenter: Peter Thorlichen
Co-Presenter: Janamarie Sunkle
Co-Presenter: Christy Connolly

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

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

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

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

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

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

237  10:15 AM to
11:00 AM
Exhibit Hall B1 NWGeneralRegular PresentationAdvancing formative assessment as an integral tool for understanding student thinking and guiding instruction

Hot Topics Conversation Café
Table 1 Matt Larson: Structuring K-12 Interventions to Support the Access and Equity Principle Table 2 Linda Curtis-Bey: Building District Leadership Capacity Table 3 Karen Fuson: Balancing understanding and fluency at Grades K to 6 Table 4 Margaret Honey: Can Learning be Irresistible?

 

Lead Speaker: Beverly Kimes
Co-Presenter: Matt Larson
Co-Presenter: Linda Curtis-Bey
Co-Presenter: Margaret Honey
Co-Presenter: Karen Fuson

238  11:15 AM to
12:15 PM
104 ABCElementary
(K - 5)
Major PresentationShifting practices to effectively implement the Common Core State Standards: Equity for all learners with focus, rigor, and depth

Teaching K-5 Students Who Struggle in Mathematics
This session will focus on the effective teaching of mathematics through understanding how students learn, how to promote that learning by teaching through problem solving, and how to plan for and assess that learning. Rather than "telling" students how to do mathematics, this session will help you think about ways to build instruction that engages students in "doing math." There will be an emphasis on teaching mathematics through a multi-tiered system of support such as Response to Intervention.

 

Lead Speaker: Karen Karp

239  11:15 AM to
12:15 PM
103Middle
(6 - 8)
Regular PresentationShifting practices to effectively implement the Common Core State Standards: Equity for all learners with focus, rigor, and depth

Shifting Opportunities to Teach and Learn In Common Core "Aligned" Textbooks: Implications for Depth and Equity
Analyses of new middle grades textbooks across Ratio & Proportion and Geometry domains of the CCSS will be reported. Data will be shared related to mathematical content, types of representations, and comparisons. We will discuss how access to mathematics based on curriculum use poses a potential equity gap in implementing the CCSS.

 

Lead Speaker: Travis Olson
Co-Presenter: Dawn Teuscher
Co-Presenter: Shannon Dingman

240  11:15 AM to
12:15 PM
105High School
(9 - 12)
Regular PresentationShifting practices to effectively implement the Common Core State Standards: Equity for all learners with focus, rigor, and depth

Sense-Making, the Ultimate Intervention
A common but misguided intervention for struggling students is to remove the mathematics from a context and focus on procedures. This practice prevents students from using their own common sense and sense-making abilities to do mathematics. Struggling students need a contextual framework the most. Student work and video will support this assertion.

 

Lead Speaker: Janet Sutorius

241  11:15 AM to
12:15 PM
106Intermediate
(3 - 5)
Regular PresentationAdvancing formative assessment as an integral tool for understanding student thinking and guiding instruction

Something to Talk About: Assessing Student Reasoning and Thinking
The CCSS Mathematical Practices require students to make sense of problems, reason abstractly and quantitatively, and construct viable arguments and critique the reasoning of others. At the heart of each of these practices is communication. Mathematics leaders and coaches will learn how to support teachers in assessing students’ math talk.

 

Lead Speaker: Le Vada Gray
Co-Presenter: Genni Steele

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

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

247  11:15 AM to
12:15 PM
157 AGeneralRegular PresentationAdvancing formative assessment as an integral tool for understanding student thinking and guiding instruction

Learning Trajectories: A Researched-Based Lens for Enhancing Formative Assessment
This session will focus on how to bring learning trajectories and formative assessment together to provide a research-based lens for teachers to understand student thinking, make "on time" instructional decisions, and provide actionable feedback to students.

 

Lead Speaker: Caroline Ebby
Co-Presenter: Marjorie Petit

248  11:15 AM to
12:15 PM
157 CSecondary
(6-12)
Regular PresentationAdvancing formative assessment as an integral tool for understanding student thinking and guiding instruction

DESIGNING EFFECTIVE COLLABORATIONS AROUND LEARNING (DECAL): Amplifying Teachers' Informative Assessment Capacity
This session will support leaders in considering how the use of content-focused coaching videos and PLC rehearsals featuring problem-based lessons that are purposefully designed to promote productive struggle and attention to student thinking can amplify teachers' capacity to promote deeper learning outcomes in secondary mathematics classrooms.

 

Lead Speaker: Jamila Riser
Co-Presenter: Michael Reitemeyer
Co-Presenter: Robin Corrozi
Co-Presenter: Janice McCarthy

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

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

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

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

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

256  12:30 PM to
2:00 PM
Exhibit Hall B1 NWGeneralFunctionShifting practices to effectively implement the Common Core State Standards: Equity for all learners with focus, rigor, and depth

Tuesday Lunch: Embracing Our Role As Leaders
In this session, we will look at how we can provide support and resources to help teachers present mathematics as a progression of ideas so that students can make meaningful connections to – and effectively use – mathematics beyond the classroom. The speaker will share her experiences in developing the community of learners in her school, using examples from the classroom to tell the story from a math leader’s perspective. Sponsored by Texas Instruments. TI’s Education Technology business is a leader working with educators throughout the world in developing classroom technology, training programs and support materials that connect the classroom learning experience with real-world applications at every grade level. Our mission is to improve achievement for all students by fostering quality instruction in mathematics and science education. 9th Annual Presentation of the Iris Carl Travel Grants Iris Carl was an international leader in mathematics education, an NCSM Past President, and a Glenn Gilbert Award recipient, who worked tirelessly to support other mathematics education leaders. NCSM honors her through the presentation of the NCSM Iris Carl Travel Grant. NCSM established the Iris Carl Mathematics Leadership Fund, within the NCSM Charitable Trust, which endows the Grant. As long as there are sufficient funds, NCSM will annually provide up to three Iris Carl Grant Awards for Travel to eligible NCSM members to attend the NCSM Annual Conference. The fund continues to grow through generous contributions. A special collection will be made during today’s luncheon. Make your check out to NCSM Charitable Trust. Cash will be accepted and donors are encouraged to enclose contact information. NCSM will mail a thank you letter suitable for use in informing the IRS that no goods or services were provided in return for the contribution. The Iris Carl Travel Grant application and criteria can be found at mathedleadership.org. Applications are being accepted through December 1, 2015, for the 2016 Award.

 

Lead Speaker: Jill Gough

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

259  2:15 PM to
3:15 PM
105High School
(9 - 12)
Regular PresentationShifting practices to effectively implement the Common Core State Standards: Equity for all learners with focus, rigor, and depth

Supporting Algebra 1 Teachers' Implementation of the CCSS: A Research + Practice Partnership
How can collaborations between district leaders, researchers, teachers, and web engineers work to support Common Core-driven curriculum reform? In this session, we will share what we have learned from a multi-year co-design project to support the selection, enactment, and sharing of high-quality mathematical tasks for Algebra 1.

 

Lead Speaker: Raymond Johnson
Co-Presenter: Cathy Martin
Co-Presenter: Becky Sauer

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

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

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

265  2:15 PM to
3:15 PM
156 CGeneralRegular PresentationAdvancing formative assessment as an integral tool for understanding student thinking and guiding instruction

Smarter Balanced
Over the past several years, we have watched the national landscape change from mathematics assessments that were primarily multiple choice questions to assessments with a variety of item and task types. This presentation examines the purpose of different item types, and how the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium has used cognitive labs and analyses of student responses to ensure that the evidence elicited by each item type is well aligned to its intended purpose.

 

Lead Speaker: Shelbi K. Cole
Co-Presenter: Kevin Liner

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

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

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

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

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

271  2:15 PM to
3:15 PM
153 BHigh School
(9 - 12)
Regular PresentationAdvancing formative assessment as an integral tool for understanding student thinking and guiding instruction

Probing Student Understanding and Assessing for Learning in a Technology-Rich Classroom
Join us in this hands-on session as we encourage, elicit, and monitor responses to questions designed to probe and assess student understanding of mathematical concepts. In this learning experience we will view strategies to make students'- thinking more visible, and use technology as a tool to help inform and adjust instructional "next steps."

 

Lead Speaker: Ruth Casey
Co-Presenter: Margaret Bambrick

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

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

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

275  3:30 PM to
4:15 PM
156 AGeneralCaucus

NCSM Past-President Caucus
The caucus provides opportunities for you to connect, network and celebrate with fellow past-presidents. Suzanne Mitchell will share information on NCSM initiatives, national/provincial issues, and future events. There will be door prizes...we look forward to seeing you at the caucus.

 

Lead Speaker: Suzanne Mitchell

276  3:30 PM to
4:15 PM
156 BGeneralCaucus

Eastern 2 Region - Regional Caucus
The caucus provides opportunities for you to connect, network and celebrate regional success with fellow leaders. Your NCSM Regional Director and state/provincial leaders will share information on NCSM initiatives, national/provincial issues, and future events. There will be door prizes...we look forward to seeing you at the caucus.

 

Lead Speaker: Bill Barnes

277  3:30 PM to
4:15 PM
156 CGeneralCaucus

Eastern Region 1 - Regional Caucus
The caucus provides opportunities for you to connect, network and celebrate regional success with fellow leaders. Your NCSM Regional Director and state/provincial leaders will share information on NCSM initiatives, national/provincial issues, and future events. There will be door prizes... we look forward to seeing you at the caucus.

 

Lead Speaker: Suzanne Libfeld

278  3:30 PM to
4:15 PM
157 AGeneralCaucus

Southern Region 1 - Regional Caucus
The caucus provides opportunities for you to connect, network and celebrate regional success with fellow leaders. Your NCSM Regional Director and state/provincial leaders will share information on NCSM initiatives, national/provincial issues, and future events. There will be door prizes...we look forward to seeing you at the caucus.

 

Lead Speaker: Wanda Audrict

279  3:30 PM to
4:15 PM
157 CGeneralCaucus

Southern 2 Region - Regional Caucus
The caucus provides opportunities for you to connect, network and celebrate regional success with fellow leaders. Your NCSM Regional Director and state/provincial leaders will share information on NCSM initiatives, national/provincial issues, and future events. There will be door prizes...we look forward to seeing you at the caucus.

 

Lead Speaker: Linda Griffith

280  3:30 PM to
4:15 PM
151 ABGeneralCaucus

Central Region 2 - Regional Caucus
The caucus provides opportunities for you to connect, network and celebrate regional success with fellow leaders. Your NCSM Regional Director and state/provincial leaders will share information on NCSM initiatives, national/provincial issues, and future events. There will be door prizes...we look forward to seeing you at the caucus.

 

Lead Speaker: Comfort Akwaji-Anderson

281  3:30 PM to
4:15 PM
152GeneralCaucus

Central Region 1 - Regional Caucus
The caucus provides opportunities for you to connect, network and celebrate regional success with fellow leaders. Your NCSM Regional Director and state/provincial leaders will share information on NCSM initiatives, national/provincial issues, and future events. There will be door prizes...we look forward to seeing you at the caucus.

 

Lead Speaker: Gwen Zimmermann

282  3:30 PM to
4:15 PM
153 AGeneralCaucus

Western Region 2 - Regional Caucus
The caucus provides opportunities for you to connect, network and celebrate regional success with fellow leaders. Your NCSM Regional Director and state/provincial leaders will share information on NCSM initiatives, national/provincial issues, and future events. There will be door prizes...we look forward to seeing you at the caucus.

 

Lead Speaker: Nancy Drickey

283  3:30 PM to
4:15 PM
153 BGeneralCaucus

Western Region 1 - Regional Caucus
The caucus provides opportunities for you to connect, network, and celebrate regional success with fellow leaders. Your NCSM Regional Director and state/provincial leaders will share information on NCSM initiatives, national/provincial issues, and future events. There will be door prizes...we look forward to seeing you at the caucus.

 

Lead Speaker: Mona Toncheff

284  3:30 PM to
4:00 PM
153 CGeneralCaucus

Canada - Regional Caucus
The caucus provides opportunities for you to connect, network and celebrate regional success with fellow leaders. Your NCSM Regional Director and state/provincial leaders will share information on NCSM initiatives, national/provincial issues, and future events. There will be door prizes...we look forward to seeing you at the caucus.

 

Lead Speaker: Carol Matsumoto

285  4:00 PM to
4:15 PM
153 CGeneralCaucus

International - Regional Caucus
The caucus provides opportunities for you to connect, network, and celebrate regional success with fellow leaders. Your NCSM Regional Director and state/provincial leaders will share information on NCSM initiatives, national/provincial issues, and future events. There will be door prizes...we look forward to seeing you at the caucus.

 

Lead Speaker: Valerie L. Mills

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

287  5:30 PM to
7:00 PM
Level 3 Ballroom LobbyGeneralFunctionShifting practices to effectively implement the Common Core State Standards: Equity for all learners with focus, rigor, and depth

Tuesday Evening Reception
Join us for a ticketed reception. Discovery Education is the global leader in standards-based digital content for K-12 classrooms, transforming teaching and learning with award-winning digital textbooks, multimedia content, professional development, assessment tools, and the largest professional learning community of its kind. Discovery Education partners with districts, states and like-minded organizations to captivate students, empower teachers, and transform classrooms with customized solutions, such as the recently released Math Techbook, that accelerate academic achievement. Discovery Education's services are available not only in half of all U.S. schools, but in half of all English primary schools, numerous institutes of higher learning, and in 50 countries around the world. To learn more about Discovery Education, visit www.discoveryeducation.com.

 

Lead Speaker: Patrick Vennebush
Co-Presenter: Jennifer O'Brien
Co-Presenter: Matt Monjan