2015 NCSM Annual Conference

Wednesday Sessions

Session information last updated: 4-1-2015

 
Wednesday Sessions, Wednesday, April 15
 
300  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

Wednesday Breakfast: The Future Of Math Textbooks (If Math Textbooks Have A Future)
The transition from print to digital mathematics curricula will be challenging, complex, and liberating. We will briefly examine the potential downside of print media and then focus on harnessing the upside of digital media. What should supervisors expect from the future of mathematics textbooks? Sponsored by Pearson. As the leading education services company, Pearson is serious about evolving how the world learns. We apply our deep education experience and research, invest in innovative technologies, and promote collaboration throughout the education ecosystem. Real change is our commitment and its results are delivered through connecting capabilities to create actionable, scalable solutions that improve access, affordability, and achievement.

 

Lead Speaker: Dan Meyer

301  8:45 AM to
9:45 AM
104 ABCGeneralMajor PresentationAdvancing formative assessment as an integral tool for understanding student thinking and guiding instruction

Gauging Formative Assessment Through Productive AND Powerful Discourse
Everything students do to communicate (say, write, draw, gesture, etc.) in our classrooms provides evidence that can be used to assess student learning. A dual focus on what students learn about mathematics and mathematics discourse practices (productive discourse) and what students learn about themselves as people who know and do mathematics (powerful discourse) can help to gauge one's formative assessment practices. In this talk, I address productive and powerful discourse and illustrate what teachers learn and changes they make to their practice as they use these ideas to do action research in their classrooms.

 

Lead Speaker: Beth Herbel-Eisenmann

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

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

 

Lead Speaker: Carole Greenes

303  8:45 AM to
9:45 AM
105GeneralPresidents ExchangeShifting practices to effectively implement the Common Core State Standards: Equity for all learners with focus, rigor, and depth

Leadership Pedagogy for Closing the Opportunity Gap in Mathematics Education
ALL leaders must focus on equity in mathematics education. This requires a paradigm shift to a leadership pedagogy, where excellence and equity are at the center of professional development. This pedagogy includes the following knowledge, beliefs, and actions: mathematics content knowledge, equity, advocacy, partnerships, and outcomes focused.

 

Lead Speaker: Susie Hakansson

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

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

 

Lead Speaker: Molly Daley
Co-Presenter: Tawny Malone

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

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

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

 

Lead Speaker: Arjan Khalsa
Co-Presenter: Julie McNamara

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

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

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

 

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

311  8:45 AM to
9:45 AM
157 CGeneralRegular PresentationShifting practices to effectively implement the Common Core State Standards: Equity for all learners with focus, rigor, and depth

Secondary Course Sequence: San Francisco and Oakland Partnering Across the Bay Bridge
Mathematics leaders from San Francisco and Oakland collaborated for 18 months around a secondary course sequence that aligns with the CCSS. With SERP partners Harold Asturias and Phil Daro, each district wrote a research-based paper approved unanimously by their respective school boards, now guiding policy, teacher learning, and public outreach.

 

Lead Speaker: Lizzy Hull Barnes
Co-Presenter: Phil Tucher
Co-Presenter: Phil Daro
Co-Presenter: Harold Asturias

312  8:45 AM to
9:45 AM
151 ABGeneralRegular PresentationAdvancing formative assessment as an integral tool for understanding student thinking and guiding instruction

Measuring Academic Mindsets for Math: The Next Generation of Formative Assessment
Most assessments measure student knowledge and skills. But what about student mindsets -- their belief in their ability to do mathematics, their willingness to take risks in the classroom, their engagement with the content? This session will show how to gain a window into the underlying factors driving student effort as a tool for boosting performance.

 

Lead Speaker: David Dockterman

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

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

 

Lead Speaker: Nicole Garcia

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

 

Lead Speaker: Margaret Honey

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

321  10:00 AM to
11:00 AM
106Primary
(PK - 2)
Regular PresentationShifting practices to effectively implement the Common Core State Standards: Equity for all learners with focus, rigor, and depth

Number Strings: Leveraging Contexts and Models in a Strategic Thinking Routine for All Learners
Number strings are a daily computational routine (Fosnot & Dolk, 2002) in which the teacher poses a carefully crafted set of computational problems and represents student thinking using mathematical models. This session will also explore strategies to maximize engagement for all learners, including those with disabilities.

 

Lead Speaker: Rachel Lambert
Co-Presenter: Kara Imm
Co-Presenter: Dina Williams
Co-Presenter: Jennifer DiBrienza

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

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

 

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

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

325  10:00 AM to
11:00 AM
156 BMiddle
(6 - 8)
Regular PresentationAdvancing formative assessment as an integral tool for understanding student thinking and guiding instruction

Effective Formative Assessment that Promote the Standards for Mathematical Practice
Effective formative assessment should support and improve student learning and instruction. This session will share examples of how middle school mathematics teachers implemented formative assessment effectively and engaged their students in the Standards for Mathematical Practice. Participants will create formative assessments for immediate use.

 

Lead Speaker: Jane Wilburne

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

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

 

Lead Speaker: Gary Bitter

327  10:00 AM to
11:00 AM
157 ASecondary
(6-12)
Regular PresentationAdvancing formative assessment as an integral tool for understanding student thinking and guiding instruction

Mathematical Modeling with Strawberries and Videos
Come navigate the Digital Library and explore resources to complete a modeling problem. We will discover patterns and engage in problem solving without constraint, thus recreating modeling scenarios through real-life observations. Videos and problems can be used with educators to identify misconceptions and adapt pedagogy to the CCSS-M.

 

Lead Speaker: Sean Nank

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

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

 

Lead Speaker: Mary Buck
Co-Presenter: Lauri Susi

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

Lead Speaker: Sandy Atkins

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

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

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

 

Lead Speaker: Linda Griffith

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

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

339  11:15 AM to
12:15 PM
107 AElementary
(K - 5)
Regular PresentationShifting practices to effectively implement the Common Core State Standards: Equity for all learners with focus, rigor, and depth

Supporting Teachers in Shifting Practices: One District's Multi-Layered Approach to Common Core Implementation
An emphasis on focus, rigor, and depth through teacher learning and support has impacted learning for all students. Reflecting on practices and deepening content knowledge have been essential in implementing the instructional shifts. Examine the cycles of professional development, unit planning, and mathematical routines that have made the CCSSM a reality.

 

Lead Speaker: Christine Roberts
Co-Presenter: Vicky Armstrong
Co-Presenter: Sophia Burr

340  11:15 AM to
12:15 PM
107 BCGeneralRegular PresentationAdvancing formative assessment as an integral tool for understanding student thinking and guiding instruction

Ready, Feedback, Action: Going Beyond Checking for Understanding!
This motivational and inspiring session is based in part on teaching and learning mathematics as an effective professional learning community. We examine three high leverage research affirmed formative assessment strategies that shape the work of mathematics teachers beyond checking for understanding and into meaningful action!

 

Lead Speaker: Tim Kanold

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

342  11:15 AM to
12:15 PM
156 BMiddle
(6 - 8)
Regular PresentationShifting practices to effectively implement the Common Core State Standards: Equity for all learners with focus, rigor, and depth

The Many Faces of Diagrams - Supporting Mathematical Reasoning and Communication for All Students
Mathematical diagrams are an important support for problem-solving and communication aligned with the Standards for Mathematical Practice for all students and for English learners in particular. Experience the variety of roles for diagrams in mathematical work, and discuss a framework that describes purposes for diagrams for use with teachers.

 

Lead Speaker: Johannah Nikula
Co-Presenter: Mark Driscoll

343  11:15 AM to
12:15 PM
156 CSecondary
(6-12)
Regular PresentationAdvancing formative assessment as an integral tool for understanding student thinking and guiding instruction

The Art of Questioning: Transforming Your Professional Learning Community
Dylan Wiliam suggests that the important work of teachers is planning formative assessment questions to determine whether to make instructional adjustments during a lesson. When we analyze student work collaboratively, we build a toolkit of questions. Practice teaming to develop push and probe questions together to strategically serve all learners.

 

Lead Speaker: Jennifer Wilson
Co-Presenter: Jill Gough

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

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

 

Lead Speaker: Max Ray

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

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

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

 

Lead Speaker: Greta Richard
Co-Presenter: AnnMarie Varlotta

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

350.5  11:15 AM to
12:15 PM
157 BGeneralSponsor ShowcaseAdvancing formative assessment as an integral tool for understanding student thinking and guiding instruction

Using Questioning Strategies and Dry Erase Boards to Enhance Formative Assessment Practices and to Increase Rigor: Incr
Presenters will model effective questioning strategies and exemplary techniques using dry erase boards, to increase student engagement and achievement. Attendees will be actively engaged in problem solving and ways to build increased understanding of essential mathematics concepts, while increasing rigor and engagement. Attendees will receive dry erase boards and more!

 

Lead Speaker: Dan Wilson
Co-Presenter: Donna Knoell

351  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

Wednesday Lunch
This session will provide participants with a framework for learning design, including key principles of research and digital pedagogy as well as definitions for essential constructs such as personalization, adaptivity, and efficacy. Co-Sponsored by Think Through Math Think Through Learning is a company of passionate and committed U.S. math teachers, software engineers and educational innovators whose mission is to help teach kids how to think mathematically. At Think Through Learning, we know that success in mathematics transforms the way students perform in school and beyond. As teachers and technologists, we are driven to innovate and use learning science to instruct and motivate students in unprecedented ways. Our vision of effective education: a motivating blend of adaptive web-based instruction on higher order thinking skills supported with online "instant 1:1 interventions" from LIVE, state-certified U.S. math teachers WHEREVER a student is and at the EXACT moment they need help. In 2014, over 2.8 million students using Think Through Math will do approximately one billion complex math problems and receive millions of live tutoring sessions. The 2014 and 2012 recipient of the SIIA CODiE Award for Best Mathematics Instructional Solution, Think Through Math is already recognized as the industry’s most respected and fastest-growing supplemental math curriculum. Since its launch in 2012, Think Through Math has become a critical part of the RTI, STEM, and 1:1 strategies of thousands of districts and schools across the country, including some of the largest districts in the United States. Co-Sponsored by McGraw Hill McGraw-Hill Education is the digital learning experiences company intent on changing the world of education. Drawing on its rich heritage of educational expertise, the company offers highly personalized learning experiences that improve learning outcomes around the world. The Company has offices across North America, India, China, Europe, the Middle East and South America, and makes its learning solutions available in more than 60 languages. For more information, please visit mheducation.com or find us on Facebook (facebook.com/mcgrawhilleducation)or Twitter(@MHEducation).

 

Lead Speaker: Shawn Mahoney
Co-Presenter: Peter Cipkowski

352  2:15 PM to
3:15 PM
104 ABCSecondary
(6-12)
Major PresentationShifting practices to effectively implement the Common Core State Standards: Equity for all learners with focus, rigor, and depth

Access, Equity, and the Standards for Mathematical Practice
The NCSM PRIME Leadership Framework calls on mathematics education leaders to ensure high expectations for each student, provide strong intervention and support for each student, and orchestrate continuous improvement of achievement for each student." However, we continue to see huge disparities in academic outcomes for students of color, English learners, students with disabilities, and students from low-income communities. This presentation will explore how the Standards for Mathematical Practice, if implemented with fidelity, have the potential to improve academic outcomes for students who have been traditionally unsuccessful in mathematics.

 

Lead Speaker: Kyndall Brown

353  2:15 PM to
3:15 PM
103GeneralRegular PresentationShifting practices to effectively implement the Common Core State Standards: Equity for all learners with focus, rigor, and depth

Our Students, Our Teachers, Our San Francisco Common Core Implementation Plan
How does a large district grapple with issues of scale? San Francisco has chosen high leverage actions: curriculum built around rich mathematics tasks and signature pedagogies that build discourse. Our plan empowers teacher leaders to take their learning back to their sites. Hear our inquiry process around impacting outcomes for all 56,000 students.

 

Lead Speaker: Emma Trevino
Co-Presenter: Lizzy Hull Barnes

354  2:15 PM to
3:15 PM
105Elementary
(K - 5)
Regular PresentationShifting practices to effectively implement the Common Core State Standards: Equity for all learners with focus, rigor, and depth

Building Language Capacity for Access and Higher Levels of Communication in Mathematics
The CCSS have rigorous demands for the use of language for abstract reasoning. With an emphasis on all students, this session will address ways to build academic language, with examples of language development activities that build on and go beyond vocabulary development. We will also address ways to build the language capacity of ELLs.

 

Lead Speaker: Ava Belisle-Chatterjee
Co-Presenter: Alison Whittington
Co-Presenter: Barbara Molina

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

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

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

 

Lead Speaker: Cathy Seeley

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

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

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

363  2:15 PM to
3:15 PM
151 ABHigh School
(9 - 12)
Regular PresentationAdvancing formative assessment as an integral tool for understanding student thinking and guiding instruction

Rich Mathematical Tasks as Formative Assessment
Effective mathematics teaching is more than teaching procedures - students must have opportunities to grapple with and make sense of rich mathematics. In this workshop we will explore the use of rich math tasks and collaborative inquiry as part of developing teachers’ formative assessment practices.

 

Lead Speaker: David Wees

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

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

 

Lead Speaker: Travis Lemon

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

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

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

 

Lead Speaker: Nancy Sattler

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

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

 

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

368  3:30 PM to
4:30 PM
104 ABCGeneralMajor PresentationAdvancing formative assessment as an integral tool for understanding student thinking and guiding instruction

Sustaining the Development of Classroom Formative Assessment with Teacher Learning Communities
While there is solid evidence that integrating minute-to-minute and day-by-day formative assessment into regular classroom instruction improves student achievement, there is much less evidence on how teachers can be supported to develop their practice in this way—changing what teachers do when students are present is much harder than changing what teachers do when they are not. In this presentation, Dylan Wiliam will summarize the results of a ten-year research and development program—involving thousands of teachers in hundreds of schools—showing how building-based teacher learning communities can support educators to harness the power of formative assessment to improve instruction.

 

Lead Speaker: Dylan Wiliam

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

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

 

Lead Speaker: Juli Dixon

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

371  3:30 PM to
5:00 PM
156 CGeneralSpecial Interest GroupShifting practices to effectively implement the Common Core State Standards: Equity for all learners with focus, rigor, and depth

TODOS: Mathematics for ALL- Focusing on the Mathematics Education of Latina/o Students and Other Underrepresented Groups
TODOS members and others interested in equity and excellence in mathematics education for ALL students are invited to attend this TODOS annual meeting. We will review accomplishments, recognize sponsors/outgoing Board/committee members, present the Iris Carl Award, present student awards, and gather input to move TODOS forward in STEM education.

 

Lead Speaker: Susie Hakansson

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

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

 

Lead Speaker: Ihor Charischak
Co-Presenter: David Weksler

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