2010 NCSM Annual Conference

All Sessions

Session information last updated: 4-16-2010

 
All Sessions -- Monday, April 19, 2010
 
   6:45 AM to
7:30 AM

Monday Continental Breakfast - Compliments of MIND Research Institute
(6:45 - 7:30 AM, Douglas CD Foyer) - MIND Research Institute is a neuroscience and education non-profit corporation dedicated to education program excellence and cutting edge scientific research. MIND Research Institute has transferred more than 30 years of breakthrough brain and learning research into applied education programs for K-12 students.

 


101  7:30 AM to
8:00 AM
Douglas CD

Welcome to the 42nd NCSM Annual Conference
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Lead Speaker: Nancy Giberson

102  8:00 AM to
9:00 AM
Douglas CDGeneral

The Opportunity: From 'Brutal Facts' to the Best Schools We've Ever Had
A true renaissance could occur in our schools—starting immediately. It will begin with an encounter with what Jim Collins calls the "brutal facts"—those practices which educators know are important but which have yet to occur in classrooms. We will realize historic improvements in teaching and learning the moment we choose to implement the most basic, agreed-upon practices and leadership structures supported by researchers from every camp.

 

Lead Speaker: Mike Schmoker

103  9:30 AM to
10:30 AM
Manchester GHI

What Does It Take to Move a District? Lessons from Working to Strengthen Mathematics Teaching and Learning in Boston
This session focuses on the successes and challenges associated with a district-wide Math Plan put in place in the fall of 2000. It includes a discussion of the adoption of standards-based elementary math curriculum materials, the creation of a cohesive program of professional development and support, the institutionalization of district-wide formative assessments, and the cultivation of leadership among teachers and administrators. What were we able to achieve? What were the unexpected challenges and how did we address them? What has it taken to sustain this effort over years? Come and hear our stories and consider whether there are lessons here for your own work in districts.

 

Lead Speaker: Linda Davenport

104  9:30 AM to
10:30 AM
Elizabeth FGeneralPutting PRIME into Practice

What's It All About? An Orientation for Those New to the NCSM Annual Conference
This session is for those who are new to NCSM Conferencing. Participants will network with others, overview the structure of the conference, explore the different conference options, set personal priorities and goals, and work on a personal plan of what to do and where to go during the sessions.

 

Lead Speaker: Donna Simpson Leak

105  9:30 AM to
10:30 AM
Elizabeth ABGeneralDeveloping Coaches - Developing Teachers

Elementary Math Specialists: An Update and Challenges
What are the challenges facing Elementary Mathematics Specialists and coaches? This session will review certification efforts, professional development needs, leadership challenges, and research regarding the impact of specailsts/coaches. Promising programs will also be highlighted. The session will also acquaint participants with the Elementary Mathematics Specialist and Teacher Leaders Project (EMS&TL).

 

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

106  9:30 AM to
10:30 AM
Edward CDPrimary
(PK - 2)
Assessment Leadership

Assessing Mathematical Understanding: Using One-on-One Mathematics Interviews with K-2 Students
High-quality mathematics experiences in the primary grades build a strong foundation for future learning. In this session we will share useful assessment tasks along with video clips of K-2 students that help teachers understand what to ask and what to look for when assessing their students.

 

Lead Speaker: Linda Griffin

107  9:30 AM to
10:30 AM
Madeleine ABMiddle
(6 - 8)
Equity and Access

The Challenge of Teaching Proportional Thinking to All Students in the Context of High Stakes Testing
This session focuses on proportional thinking at the middle grades. Students were taught the topic using a schema based instruction approach, which emphasized self-monitoring, problem solving strategies, and visual representations. Results of the study varied across ability groups. Implications for instruction in light of tracking and AYP (Adequate Yearly Progress) requirements will be discussed.

 

Lead Speaker: John Woodward
Co-Presenter: Asha Jitendra
Co-Presenter: Jon Star

108  9:30 AM to
10:30 AM
Molly ABMiddle
(6 - 8)
Teaching and Learning Leadership

Research, Algebra and Technology: Helping Teachers Shape Their Practice to Enable Learning
Research about teaching and learning algebra offers suggestions that we have not incorporated into the way we design curriculum and help teachers think about instruction in their algebra classes. New tools and ways of thinking based on this research have the potential to make a difference in what students learn.

 

Lead Speaker: Gail Burrill

109  9:30 AM to
10:30 AM
MohsenMiddle
(6 - 8)
Developing Coaches - Developing Teachers

Developing Leadership in Our Mathematics Community: An Effective Model to Identify and Support Teacher Leaders
Examine a model of professional development from the Math Forum @ Drexel that provides opportunities for teachers to build their understanding of mathematical concepts, explore ways to create similar experiences for students, and learn more about resources and support enabling them to become and thrive as leaders in this community.

 

Lead Speaker: Suzanne Alejandre
Co-Presenter: Marie Hogan
Co-Presenter: Ashley Miller
Co-Presenter: Barbara Delaney

110  9:30 AM to
10:30 AM
Windsor BCSecondary
(9 - 12)
Teaching and Learning Leadership

Administrators and Teachers Learning Collaboratively for High Quality Instruction: One High School's Story of Transformation
In this session, we will share the story of how a group of high school mathematics teachers worked collaboratively with administrators to implement high quality instruction in their mathematics classrooms in order to support student learning. Conversation tools, strategies, and episodes of practice will be shared.

 

Lead Speaker: Janice Bradley
Co-Presenter: Kathe Kanim
Co-Presenter: Tanya Larkin
Co-Presenter: Tanya Quisenberry

111  9:30 AM to
10:30 AM
Emma

Agile Mind Technology Showcase: Using Technology for Student Success in 6-12 Mathematics
The Dana Center and Agile Mind have partnered to develop an online teaching tool that allows teachers to guide students through interactive experiences in mathematics while delivering rigorous course content and addressing issues of student motivation and engagement. Participants will experience the tool through hands-on activities.

 

Lead Speaker: Kathi Cook
Co-Presenter: Susan Hull

112  9:30 AM to
10:30 AM
Annie

It's About Time Sponsor Showcase: It's About Time to Level the Playing Field: Low Performing Students Can Succeed!
This workshop will look at how two districts, one urban and the other suburban, had great success in improving test results for at-risk students. Participants will participate in an activity that incorporates a standards based activity from Math Connections, student-centered pedagogy, and the technology tools (SmartBoard, TI Handheld and Autograph) to help these students succeed.

 

Lead Speaker: James Kearns

113  9:30 AM to
11:30 AM
Elizabeth GGeneralEquity and Access

Breaking the Cycle of Failure in Mathematics
For 12 full days, 25 high school students with long histories of failure learned mathematics alongside their two math teachers in a course designed for K-20 math teachers. Hear their stories of overcoming fears and failures, as they learned together what it means to know and use mathematics powerfully.

 

Lead Speaker: Ruth Parker
Co-Presenter: Lisa Mesple

114  9:30 AM to
11:30 AM
Randle AGeneralAssessment Leadership

Professional Development Experiences That Support Informed Assessment Design and Improved Formative Assessment Practices
Teachers rarely have opportunities to engage in assessment design, even though classroom assessment is fundamental to effective teaching. In this interactive session, participants will engage in several assessment-related professional development activities that were used to elicit a broader range of student reasoning and to increase opportunities for formative assessment.

 

Lead Speaker: David Webb

115  9:30 AM to
11:30 AM
Randle DGeneralDeveloping Coaches - Developing Teachers

Charting a Course with Professional Learning: Coaching to Promote Mathematics Education Leaders
Why is coaching an emerging PD (Professional Development) strategy? What are characteristics of exemplary coaching initiatives? Examine data regarding the relationship between school-based coaching and student achievement and lessons learned from six years of action research. Join us to explore coaching as transformative professional learning for mathematics education leaders.

 

Lead Speaker: Nan Dempsey

116  9:30 AM to
11:30 AM
Randle EIntermediate
(3 - 5)
Teaching and Learning Leadership

Every Student, Every Day—Developing the Knowledge and Skills to Ensure High Quality Core Instruction
One of the key ingredients to success with Response to Intervention in mathematics is a strong core program where teachers use instructional practices that meet the needs of a diverse group of students. This session provides professional development models school that district leaders can use to strengthen instruction in their core programs.

 

Lead Speaker: Kathleen Pitvorec
Co-Presenter: Jan Haake

117  9:30 AM to
11:30 AM
Elizabeth HSecondary
(9 - 12)
Equity and Access

Teaming to Support Special Needs Students in Accessing Algebra
Much can be learned when a high school mathematics teacher and a special education teacher combine their classrooms to teach Algebra. Through the use of video and the lenses of both teachers, we will explore the approaches taken to enable all students to have access to Algebra.

 

Lead Speaker: Sandie Gilliam
Co-Presenter: Jennifer Lahey

118  9:30 AM to
11:30 AM
Randle BSecondary
(9 - 12)
Developing Coaches - Developing Teachers

Improving Quality of Teaching in Algebra 2 and Precalculus Using Technology
Graphing calculators and online learning environments can be used to improve the quality of teaching Algebra 2 and Pre-Calculus. A variety of smart ways of using technology to enhance the teaching experience in K9-12 classrooms will be elaborated.

 

Lead Speaker: Rusen Meylani
Co-Presenter: Gary Bitter
Co-Presenter: Alpay Bicer

120  10:45 AM to
11:45 AM
Manchester GHI

How Many Sides Does a Box Have? The Struggle to Respect Young People's Thinking
For over 100 years educators have argued about how to teach math. This talk will explain why this struggle is important, how it relates to quality and equity in mathematics education, and some principles that might be useful in developing a strategy for winning this struggle.

 

Lead Speaker: Julian Weissglass

121  10:45 AM to
11:45 AM
Elizabeth FGeneralPutting PRIME into Practice

The Ross Taylor Past Presidents Mentoring and Sharing Session for Mathematics Leaders
There is a wealth of information and knowledge available to you!! Bring your questions, problems, concerns and challenges. Get suggestions and discuss the issues with your Past Presidents and colleagues.

 

Lead Speaker: NCSM Past Presidents

122  10:45 AM to
11:45 AM
Molly ABGeneralTeaching and Learning Leadership

Overcoming Resistance to Change: Strategies for Leaders
Overcoming resistance to change is a major factor in forging effective mathematics program, yet it is rarely discussed. Mathematics coaches and leaders often feel their efforts at improving instruction are being blocked or thwarted. This session provides insights on resistance and strategies that transform classrooms so all students are successful.

 

Lead Speaker: Ted Hull
Co-Presenter: Don Balka
Co-Presenter: Ruth Harbin Miles

123  10:45 AM to
11:45 AM
Windsor BCGeneralEquity and Access

Working Together: Mathematics and Special Education
How do professional development opportunities geared towards special education teachers that teach mathematics help to increase student performance? This session will address collaboration, teaching strategies, delivering mathematic concepts, preparing students to take assessments, and using technology in a variety of special education settings.

 

Lead Speaker: Diane Andreana
Co-Presenter: Rebecca Pordum
Co-Presenter: Robin Edmonds

124  10:45 AM to
11:45 AM
Madeleine ABGeneralDeveloping Coaches - Developing Teachers

Math Instructional Support Teachers: Key to Improving Teacher Practice and Student Learning
In an urban high-needs district the Math-IST (Instructional Support Teacher) role was created, supporting teachers' implementation of new curriculum and state assessments. Within three years, success was documented by the growth of teachers' knowledge for teaching mathematics and student assessment gains. Data on six years of Math-IST's work in schools will be shared.

 

Lead Speaker: Patricia Tinto
Co-Presenter: Nancy Zarach

125  10:45 AM to
11:45 AM
Elizabeth ABPrimary
(PK - 2)
Equity and Access

Report of the National Research Council's (NRC) Committee on Mathematics in Early Childhood: Paths to Equity, Access, and Excellence
The National Research Council recently completed a study of early childhood math, synthesizing and analyzing research from a number of disciplinary fields. Authors of the report will draw implications for leadership, policy, and practice that will help all children, especially vulnerable children, get a strong start in learning math.

 

Lead Speaker: Douglas Clements
Co-Presenter: Karen Fuson
Co-Presenter: Herb Ginsburg
Co-Presenter: Sybilla Beckmann

126  10:45 AM to
11:45 AM
Edward CDMiddle
(6 - 8)
Developing Coaches - Developing Teachers

Coaching to Build Thoughtful Instructional Decision Making
Participants will see how coaches have helped teachers to bring mathematically appropriate focus to a lesson, to choose the right questions to ask, and to support student differences. The goal is to help teachers see how these decisions affected their students' beliefs about math and their students' ultimate success.

 

Lead Speaker: Marian Small

127  10:45 AM to
11:45 AM
MohsenSecondary
(9 - 12)
Teaching and Learning Leadership

Using Collaborative Inquiry with Student Teachers to Support Algebra Achievement
This session presents findings and sample activities from an innovative approach to professional development, using student teachers. Through daily collaboration, a team of veteran and student teachers learned how to get through to their students, rather than simply getting through a book. As a result, student achievement was positively affected.

 

Lead Speaker: Ivan Cheng

128  10:45 AM to
11:45 AM
Emma

Didax Technology Showcase: Improve Student Performance with Kathy Richardson's K-3 Formative Assessment
Learn more about the power of early assessment and how it can impact instruction to improve student learning. Participants will get hands-on experience administering AMC anywhere, the technology component of Richardson's Assessing Math Concepts, and they will also learn how to use assessment data to impact their instruction for maximum results.

 

Lead Speaker: Margo Hanson
Co-Presenter: Kathy Richardson

129  10:45 AM to
11:45 AM
Annie

MIND Research Institute Sponsor Showcase: Automaticity WITH Understanding
Recent research on working memory has led MIND Research Institute to develop an innovative approach to building automaticity of basic arithmetic facts using visual representations. This session will describe MIND's new ST Math: Fluency program, the research behind it, and how students can gain automaticity WITH understanding.

 

Lead Speaker: Matthew Peterson

119  11:30 AM to
1:00 PM
Elizabeth CDE

Monday Box Lunch: Sponsored by Didax 11:30 AM - 12:45 PM (ticket required) 12:45 PM - 1:00 PM (waiting line, first come-first served)
The name Didax comes from the Greek, didaktikos, meaning "to teach". For over thirty years, Didax has specialized in helping educators to address individual learning styles and diverse student needs. Tested by teachers, parents, and children, each of their products is designed to meet a district educational need.

 


130  12:00 PM to
2:00 PM
Elizabeth GGeneralCurriculum Leadership

The Power of Articulation Through a Mathematics Vertical Team
What would it take to build a program so strong and inviting that a large percentage—perhaps even every student—could be prepared to successfully complete challenging courses such as Statistics or Calculus before leaving high school? A Mathematics Vertical Team could be your answer! Come and see!

 

Lead Speaker: Lori Hamada

131  12:00 PM to
2:00 PM
Elizabeth HGeneralEquity and Access

"Charting a Course to Equity and Access" Through Teaching Teachers to Teach Students HOW to Solve Mathematics Problems
Experience the pieces of middle school lessons for ALL students–identification of the intended mathematics, warm ups, problem posing, tasks, neutral questioning, scaffolding the sharing of student work including modeling and technology, differentiating the extensions, reflecting on the learning (both students and teachers). Receive a sample of K – 8 lessons.

 

Lead Speaker: Cathy Brown
Co-Presenter: Winnie Miller

132  12:00 PM to
2:00 PM
Randle EPrimary
(PK - 2)
Equity and Access

Successful Math Intervention for ELL (English Language Learners), Special Needs, and Other Students: Building Number Power with Formative Assessments, Differentiation, and Concept-building Games
Students who are struggling in mathematics need intervention that includes formative assessments (to identify students' misconceptions and gaps in knowledge allowing teachers to know what to teach), differentiation (to encourage teachers to address students' specific learning needs), and specific concept-building games (to motivate students to engage in math learning).

 

Lead Speaker: Jennifer Taylor-Cox

133  12:00 PM to
2:00 PM
Randle AIntermediate
(3 - 5)
Teaching and Learning Leadership

Examining Video of Student Thinking as a Component of Professional Development: Subtraction and Fractions from Second to Seventh Grade
This interactive session will be based on video cases which feature two math topics: number lines to represent subtraction problems and story problems to explore addition and division of fractions. Discussions include what supervisors would want teachers to learn from such video and then examines facilitation moves to support such learning.

 

Lead Speaker: Virginia Bastable
Co-Presenter: Deborah Schifter

134  12:00 PM to
2:00 PM
Randle BIntermediate
(3 - 5)
Assessment Leadership

I've Assessed... Now What?
Analyzing assessments and student work guides teachers and instructional leaders to plan next steps for instruction. This session will focus on differentiation and descriptive feedback as practical strategies to link analysis of work to improve instruction. Use these strategies to help guide your teachers to meet the needs of all students.

 

Lead Speaker: Leigh Huber
Co-Presenter: Alison McCormick

135  12:00 PM to
2:00 PM
Randle DSecondary
(9 - 12)
Equity and Access

Literacy Issues in Secondary Mathematics
Participants will be involved in several mathematical activities that emphasize mathematics as a human endeavor. These activities are designed to promote awareness to literacy issues related to mathematics teaching and learning and also to demonstrate concrete ways to involve writing, reading, listening and talking in a secondary mathematics class.

 

Lead Speaker: Diane Kinch
Co-Presenter: Greisy Winicki-Landman

136  12:15 PM to
1:15 PM
Manchester GHIGeneral

The Axioms of PRIME Leadership: Powerful Strategies for Your Leadership Journey!
The best leaders not only lead well, but also reflect on their leadership long enough to understand the philosophies that cause them to do so. They can pinpoint the rationale for their actions and decisions with ease. This motivational and humorous session will highlight "lesson learned" axioms in four different categories of leadership: vision and strategy, teamwork and communication, assessment and evaluation, and personal integrity. Thought provoking and challenging, this session will support your leadership journey for mathematics program success regardless of your role or sphere of influence as a mathematics education leader today.

 

Lead Speaker: Timothy Kanold

137  12:15 PM to
1:15 PM
Elizabeth FGeneralAssessment Leadership

Assessment Leadership Through the Lens of PRIME
This interactive session will provide participants with the opportunity to develop an understanding of the Assessment Principle and the corresponding teacher leadership actions as described in PRIME. The components of effective assessment practices will be discussed as well as how these components work together to build successful practices.

 

Lead Speaker: Kit Norris
Co-Presenter: Suzanne Mitchell

138  12:15 PM to
1:15 PM
Molly ABGeneralAssessment Leadership

Using Multiple Data Tools for School Improvement Planning
This session details the use of 3 data tools available to all Pennsylvania school districts to inform planning of strategies to increase student achievement. In addition, the analysis of these tools will provide a foundation for ongoing benchmark assessment to monitor progress towards school district goals.

 

Lead Speaker: Jim Bohan

139  12:15 PM to
1:15 PM
Elizabeth ABGeneralCurriculum Leadership

The Shape of Geometry and the Geometry of Shape
Transformations, coordinate geometry, calculator and computer graphics, and increased attention to applications have all caused, without fanfare, changes in how we look at the shapes of figures. This talk discusses the changes in school geometry in grades 3-12 over the past half century from the standpoint of the concept of shape.

 

Lead Speaker: Zalman Usiskin

140  12:15 PM to
1:15 PM
Windsor BCGeneralDeveloping Coaches - Developing Teachers

A Coaching Model in the Transformation of Math Teachers to Math Teacher Leaders
Mathematics Teaching Specialists use coaching ingredients to transform teachers into Teacher Leaders, who use coaching techniques with their staff while affecting student achievement, teacher learning, and instruction. Participants will learn about a successful model that is used to improve student achievement in an urban district and the overall impact district-wide.

 

Lead Speaker: Bernard Rahming
Co-Presenter: Pandora Bedford

141  12:15 PM to
1:15 PM
MohsenGeneralDeveloping Coaches - Developing Teachers

Linking Best Mentoring Practices and Providing Online Support for Beginning Teachers to Facilitate Transfer of Pedagogical Theory to Practice
A mentor/cooperating teacher plays a critical role in beginning or student teachers' development. Strategies in guiding them to effective mathematics teaching and dealing with classroom challenges will be presented. The efficacy of online peer discussion as a means of support and reflection for pre-service and beginning teachers will be discussed.

 

Lead Speaker: Nina Girard

142  12:15 PM to
1:15 PM
Madeleine ABIntermediate
(3 - 5)
Teaching and Learning Leadership

Teaching (and Learning!) Mathematics Through Problem Solving: A Model for Online Professional Development
Explore the use of online courses to create a community of elementary/middle grades teachers who develop their own content knowledge and use rich problems to teach critical concepts and skills. Readings, math activities, and discussions reinforce the role of problem solving in addressing NCTM's Process Standards.

 

Lead Speaker: Claire Mead

143  12:15 PM to
1:15 PM
Edward CDSecondary
(9 - 12)
Teaching and Learning Leadership

Using Computer Algebra Systems Effectively in the High School Classroom
Computer Algebra Systems (CAS) allow students to build computational models of mathematical objects so that they can experiment with mathematical phenomena (polynomials, for example) in ways that would be intractable by hand. Participants in this session will investigate with examples from an NSF (National Science Foundation)-funded high school curriculum, CME (Center for Mathematics Education)- Project.

 

Lead Speaker: Al Cuoco
Co-Presenter: Bowen Kerins

144  12:15 PM to
1:15 PM
Emma

Texas Instruments Technology Showcase: TI's Interactive Math Classroom Fresno Site–Year Two Report and Hands-On Demonstration Lab
Hear the year two report on the Fresno Algebra Nspired lesson center site. Come learn about their successes and get a hands-on experience of TI's Interactive Mathematics Classroom featuring Algebra Nspired.

 

Lead Speaker: Carl Veater
Co-Presenter: Jane Gillespie

145  12:15 PM to
1:15 PM
Annie

Key Curriculum Press Sponsor Showcase: Ignite NCSM! Ten Speakers Light up the Room with Fresh Ideas in Mathematics
Ignite lights up audiences around the world. Speakers share their expertise in five-minute presentations using 20 slides that auto-forward every 15 seconds—ready or not. For a list of speakers and topics, visit the Key display table.

 

Lead Speaker: Karen Coe

146  1:30 PM to
2:30 PM
Manchester GHI

High-Leverage Actions for Mathematics Education Leaders
The professional literature describes numerous "research-based" actions that leaders should implement in their schools or districts to improve the quality of mathematics teaching and increase student achievement. Learn about high-leverage actions—those that produce the greatest benefits—the research that supports them, and practical suggestions for incorporating them into leadership practice.

 

Lead Speaker: Diane Briars

147  1:30 PM to
2:30 PM
Molly ABGeneralDeveloping Coaches - Developing Teachers

Examining Coaching in Elementary (K-8) Mathematics Classrooms
With a growing interest in the use of coaches to improve mathematics instruction in schools, this session will examine different types and depths of knowledge that contribute to successful coaching and will provide a model for professional development to address these multiple knowledge domains.

 

Lead Speaker: John Sutton
Co-Presenter: Clare Heidema
Co-Presenter: Arlene Mitchell

148  1:30 PM to
2:30 PM
Edward CDGeneralTeaching and Learning Leadership

Preparing Teacher Leaders to Facilitate Professional Learning Communities
Since 2004, the Southwest PA Math Science Partnership has prepared 900 Teacher Leaders who have facilitated learning experiences for 6,600 of their district colleagues. Join the MSP Principal Investigator to discover lessons learned from multi-year Teacher Leadership Academies as described by the LEADS acronym: Learning, Explicitness, Assessment, De-Briefing, and Support.

 

Lead Speaker: Nancy Bunt
Co-Presenter: Corinne Murawski

149  1:30 PM to
2:30 PM
Elizabeth ABGeneralEquity and Access

When Good Intentions Fall Short
Reports show that we are improving in many aspects of PK-12 mathematics. However, improvement efforts seem to continually reach a plateau short of our goals. Gaps in opportunities and student achievement persist. What can we do to get past the plateau and give every student a high quality math education?

 

Lead Speaker: Cathy Seeley

150  1:30 PM to
2:30 PM
Windsor BCGeneralDeveloping Coaches - Developing Teachers

Coaching - More Than Just One Tier
Coaches are professional learning leaders in our schools - but how do they get to that place? The three-tiered model of the development of coaches that is used prepares teachers to become coaches, provides continued professional learning opportunities for current coaches, and utilizes "coaching experts" in the field.

 

Lead Speaker: Arlene Rosowski
Co-Presenter: Dr. James Williams
Co-Presenter: Debra Sykes
Co-Presenter: Amber Dixon

151  1:30 PM to
2:30 PM
Madeleine ABGeneralDeveloping Coaches - Developing Teachers

Mathematics Education Needs Transformational Leaders – Do Our Teacher Leadership Programs Develop Transformational Leaders?
We studied "what was happening" in our Math Science Partnership sites for the 2 years following NSF (National Science Foundation) funding. We discovered that teacher leaders' roles and functions had changed. We will share what they told us about how our leadership development program prepared them and what more we could have done.

 

Lead Speaker: Judi Fonzi
Co-Presenter: Cindy Callard

152  1:30 PM to
2:30 PM
MohsenGeneralAssessment Leadership

Evolution of a Continuum of Mathematics Leadership: Charting the Course to Formative Assessment Practices in a Large Urban District
The Milwaukee Public Schools charted a course for leadership via a professional learning continuum for mathematics, focusing on formative assessment. This continuum acknowledged change as a developmental process for schools and the district. As a result, students are making significant mathematics gains and closing achievement gaps on state tests.

 

Lead Speaker: DeAnn Huinker
Co-Presenter: Henry Kranendonk

153  1:30 PM to
2:30 PM
Elizabeth FPrimary
(PK - 2)
Curriculum Leadership

Success in Mathematics Starts at PK
San Diego Unified School District is helping PK teachers learn how to create a supportive learning environment and provide appropriate instruction as they help children make sense of the world of mathematics, with help from the Math Perspectives Teacher Development Center.

 

Lead Speaker: Kathy Richardson
Co-Presenter: Carol Berridge
Co-Presenter: Mary Euretig
Co-Presenter: Gilda Porras

154  1:30 PM to
2:30 PM
Emma

Encyclopaedia Britanica Technology Showcase: Practice SMART! Assess SMART! Differentiate SMART! Britannica SmartMath!
Participants will engage in lively and interactive web-based practice and assessment for elementary students. Move students toward computational fluency while using tools that allow teachers to differentiate, assess, track, and evaluate in real-time. As a result, students will enjoy doing mathematics at home or in the classroom.

 

Lead Speaker: Paul Ridgeway
Co-Presenter: Trina Williams

155  1:30 PM to
2:30 PM
Annie

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Sponsor Showcase: Singapore Math for the US Classroom
Learn how this unique pedagogical approach focusing on depth of understanding, number and number sense, and visualization strategies for problem solving can be used effectively in your school or district.

 

Lead Speaker: Patsy Kanter
Co-Presenter: Andy Clark

156  2:45 PM to
3:45 PM
Manchester GHIGeneral

Strategic Leadership: How School Boards and Mathematics Departments Connect on a Real Level
If mathematics education leaders can connect to the School Board, we can ensure mathematics is protected during budget deficits. This session describes how large urban districts can provide quality mathematics programs during the worst economic crisis our country has ever seen.

 

Lead Speaker: Shelia Jackson

157  2:45 PM to
3:45 PM
Edward CDGeneralTeaching and Learning Leadership

Computational Fluency in Subtraction: What Does It Look Like?
Focusing on subtraction and using student work artifacts, including video, we will consider the foundations of computational fluency in the elementary grades. We will consider these questions: What makes subtraction so difficult? What contexts and representations help students understand the operation? What implications does this have for teaching and professional development?

 

Lead Speaker: Keith Cochran
Co-Presenter: Karen Economopoulos

158  2:45 PM to
3:45 PM
Madeleine ABGeneralDeveloping Coaches - Developing Teachers

The C.I.A.'s of Coaching: Come Investigate...
Participate, experience, and engage in activities and processes that veteran coaches have implemented in a high needs urban district. Attendees will be given an opportunity to examine artifacts, practice protocols, and utilize tools in an interactive setting. Leave with knowledge of how our coaching initiative influences curriculum, instruction, and assessment.

 

Lead Speaker: Lisa Sanders
Co-Presenter: Serena Restivo
Co-Presenter: Karen Murray
Co-Presenter: Joy Kilian

159  2:45 PM to
3:45 PM
MohsenGeneralCurriculum Leadership

Lessons from Singapore: The Professional Development Required to Implement a World Class Curriculum
The effectiveness of the Singapore math curriculum and of visual models in teaching number sense, operations, and problem solving are well recognized. This workshop will describe, through video and student work, the challenges in bringing this curriculum to the United States.

 

Lead Speaker: Andy Clark

160  2:45 PM to
3:45 PM
Molly ABIntermediate
(3 - 5)
Teaching and Learning Leadership

Leadership Content Knowledge for Mathematics: How It Affects Elementary and Middle School Principals Classroom Observation and Teacher Supervision
Findings from a large study of K-8 principals Leadership Content Knowledge (LCK) for mathematics will be presented: what principals with different LCK profiles see and value when observing mathematics classrooms and how the principals work with teachers. Participants will examine case study data and discuss the benefits and deficits of different LCK profiles.

 

Lead Speaker: Barbara Nelson
Co-Presenter: Kristen Reed

161  2:45 PM to
3:45 PM
Elizabeth FMiddle
(6 - 8)
Curriculum Leadership

Planning to Teach—Unpacking the Mathematics in a Problem-centered Curricula
This talk will discuss the challenges that teachers face when trying to unpack the mathematics embedded in a sequence of problems in a problem-centered curriculum. Both the mathematical and pedagogical background of teachers plays central roles in these efforts.

 

Lead Speaker: Elizabeth Phillips
Co-Presenter: Glenda Lappan

162  2:45 PM to
3:45 PM
Elizabeth ABMiddle
(6 - 8)
Equity and Access

Successful Strategies for Intervention Students
Classroom-tested strategies for helping intervention students will be demonstrated. Help students learn such skills as mastering multiplication facts, operating with fractions, and more. Learn how to help struggling students gain confidence, comfort, and computational fluency. A comprehensive handout will be provided.

 

Lead Speaker: Guy Foresman

163  2:45 PM to
3:45 PM
Windsor BCMiddle
(6 - 8)
Assessment Leadership

Professional Development Strategies to Implement Formative Assessment in Networked Classrooms
This session reports on a three-year professional development research project to implement formative assessment strategies within networked classrooms. Formative assessment strategies and how a TI-Navigator System with 73-Explorer calculators was utilized to implement them will be discussed. Samples of implementation from the 32 teacher participants will be shared.

 

Lead Speaker: Melfried Olson
Co-Presenter: Judith Olson
Co-Presenter: Michael Gilbert
Co-Presenter: Barbara Gilbert

164  2:45 PM to
3:45 PM
Emma

Math Solutions Technology Showcase: Introducing ePD™ Coaching
Math Solutions ePD™ Coaching is a customizable, web-based, professional development service led by Math Solutions instructors. We will demonstrate how your school or district will benefit from technology and the expertise of Math Solutions with collaborative and sustainable professional development services that address your specific problems and goals in mathematics instruction.

 

Lead Speaker: Paula Hidalgo
Co-Presenter: Carolyn Felux
Co-Presenter: Marji Freeman

165  2:45 PM to
3:45 PM
Annie

CASIO America, Inc. Sponsor Showcase: CASIO Technology at Work – Building 21st Century Skills
New Tech High at Coppell uses Project Based Learning to deliver core knowledge and 21st Century skills, emphasizing real-world applications. New Tech's students have access to necessary technological tools, including personal laptops and, through a partnership with CASIO, fx-9860 Graphing Calculators. Session attendees receive a CASIO fx-9860 Graphing Calculator.

 

Lead Speaker: Kay Neuse

166  2:45 PM to
4:45 PM
Elizabeth GGeneralDeveloping Coaches - Developing Teachers

Essential Practices for Coaches That Get Results
This session will go beyond the general, over used terms (e.g. learning communities, trust, relationship) and hone in on the essence of effective coaching. We will name the behaviors and show video examples of coaching practices and moves that are sure to improve classroom practice and build sustainable capacity.

 

Lead Speaker: Lucy West
Co-Presenter: Antonia Cameron

167  2:45 PM to
4:45 PM
Randle AGeneralDeveloping Coaches - Developing Teachers

Differentiated Coaching: Helping Teachers Change Beliefs and Practices
Differentiated coaching capitalizes on teacher strengths to help them transform their classrooms. Learn how to use a neutral framework to uncover teacher beliefs, provide differentiated evidence to change those beliefs, and adopt coaching roles that meet teacher learning styles so that coaching practices model how teachers can differentiate mathematics instruction.

 

Lead Speaker: Jane Kise

168  2:45 PM to
4:45 PM
Randle EGeneralEquity and Access

Increasing Our Capacity to Lead for Equity in Mathematics Education
The mathematics education community has made great progress on educational equity in recent years. It is still a challenge, however, to have productive and meaningful discussions on how race, class, gender, and other forms of bias affect the teaching and learning of mathematics.

 

Lead Speaker: Julian Weissglass

169  2:45 PM to
4:45 PM
Randle DGeneralDeveloping Coaches - Developing Teachers

Facilitating Professional Learning: Three Models of Practice
In this session we will examine the key components of effective facilitation for three related forms of professional learning: video study groups, lesson study groups, and classroom coaching. This session will highlight our lessons learned and will include mathematics problem-solving activities, classroom video clips, and suggested practices for facilitators.

 

Lead Speaker: Lisa Lavelle
Co-Presenter: Claire Gates

170  2:45 PM to
4:45 PM
Elizabeth HPrimary
(PK - 2)
Teaching and Learning Leadership

Using Video and Student Work Focused on Children's Thinking to Help Professional Developers Support K-3 Teachers in Transforming Their Teaching
In this interactive session, we will draw upon video and written student artifacts to support professional developers working with primary-grade teachers. We will consider characteristics of video and written student work that effectively engage teachers in discussions of children's mathematical thinking as a basis for their teaching.

 

Lead Speaker: Randolph Philipp
Co-Presenter: Vicki Jacobs
Co-Presenter: Lisa Lamb
Co-Presenter: John (Zig) Siegfried

171  2:45 PM to
4:45 PM
Randle BMiddle
(6 - 8)
Assessment Leadership

Formative Assessment and Feedback: Teacher Practices and Experiences
Facilitating incorporation of formative assessment practices is the focus of the Northwest Regional Education Laboratory project. This session presents the challenges and successes teachers experience as they use a feedback guide to interpret and use student responses to open solution tasks to provide written feedback and share instructionally selected student performances

 

Lead Speaker: Edith Gummer
Co-Presenter: Claire Gates
Co-Presenter: Traci Fantz

172  4:00 PM to
5:00 PM
Manchester GHIGeneral

Student Focused Assessment Cycle
As education shifts from the pitfalls derived from high stakes testing, there is compelling research that indicates authentic formative assessment, focused on student thinking and student work, is an essential strategy for teachers. This session will describe an assessment cycle tied to student thinking, using state of the art materials, and the innovation of successful teachers to bring formative assessment practice to the reality of the classroom. Materials and video cases will be shared.

 

Lead Speaker: David Foster

173  4:00 PM to
5:00 PM
Edward CDGeneralDeveloping Coaches - Developing Teachers

Math Coach Support for Teachers of Struggling Math Learners
What does research say about the needs of struggling math students? How can coaches support teachers so they better understand the needs of these students and so they provide appropriate instruction to learn mathematics? These are questions that will be explored in this session.

 

Lead Speaker: Sam Shaneyfelt

174  4:00 PM to
5:00 PM
Windsor BCGeneralDeveloping Coaches - Developing Teachers

Differentiating Professional Development for Coaches and Teacher Leaders
The power of coaching in developing leaders cannot stand alone at the building level. Aurora Public Schools in Aurora, Colorado has developed several interconnected professional development structures to support district coaches, teacher leaders, demonstration classroom teachers, and teachers in their role in increasing student achievement.

 

Co-Presenter: Stephanie Gianneschi
Co-Presenter: Betsy Collar
Co-Presenter: Cherie Echols

175  4:00 PM to
5:00 PM
Madeleine ABGeneralPutting PRIME into Practice

Curriculum Leadership with PRIME: Is Your Curriculum Meaningful and Relevant?
Learn how Phoenix Union High School District, in Phoenix, AZ, is closing the "expected- acceptance" gap with curriculum. This interactive session will provide participants with the opportunity to review and develop resources on "how-to" ensure that the intended curriculum is implemented and is student and teacher friendly.

 

Lead Speaker: Mona Toncheff
Co-Presenter: Susan Heikkinen

176  4:00 PM to
5:00 PM
Elizabeth FIntermediate
(3 - 5)
Teaching and Learning Leadership

Communication and Problem Solving Using Lesson Studies
The presentation team from University of Nevada Las Vegas and Robert Lunt Elementary School will engage participants in a multimedia presentation and a discussion of their journey to increase student achievement in mathematics through a modified lesson study approach focused on problem solving and communication in mathematics.

 

Lead Speaker: Thelma Davis
Co-Presenter: Virginia Usnick
Co-Presenter: Jennifer Spinos
Co-Presenter: Peter Schmit

177  4:00 PM to
5:00 PM
MohsenMiddle
(6 - 8)
Teaching and Learning Leadership

Strategies for Ending the Debate Between Conceptual Understanding and Basic Skill
This session will provide participants with strategies to discuss the conceptual understanding versus basic skills debate in a respectful manner. Participants will be engaged in activities and research involving number sense, fraction sense, and technology (YouTube) that can foster support for change in school mathematics and lead to reforms

 

Lead Speaker: Eric Milou

178  4:00 PM to
5:00 PM
Molly ABSecondary
(9 - 12)
Teaching and Learning Leadership

Using Video Clubs as a Vehicle to Link Instruction and Student Learning
Discussing carefully chosen clips of classroom practice helps teachers make teaching public, talk about mathematics and student learning, and can lead to a shift in pedagogy more focused on students. Participants will consider how to establish video club norms and lessons learned using them to develop a community of practice.

 

Lead Speaker: Jim King
Co-Presenter: Nicole Bannister

179  4:00 PM to
5:00 PM
Elizabeth ABSecondary
(9 - 12)
Equity and Access

PRIME the PIPELINE Project: Updating Teachers and Preparing STEM Students
Prime the Pipeline: Putting Knowledge to Work is an NSF-Funded program that engages math and science teachers (as learners), high school students, undergraduate trained mentors, university faculty and industry scientists working on long-term projects in "scientific villages" aimed at exciting all about STEM careers and introducing workplace technologies.

 

Lead Speaker: Carole Greenes
Co-Presenter: Ida Malian
Co-Presenter: Deborah Toolson
Co-Presenter: Mary Cavanaugh

180  4:00 PM to
5:00 PM
Emma

Key Curriculum Press Technology Showcase: Sketchpad and Elementary Math– The Key to Improving Student Learning and Engagement
Explore how Sketchpad helps teachers more effectively teach elementary mathematics by making it dynamic and engaging. Experience hands-on activities with integers, ratios, and fractions. Discover how Sketchpad allows students to create and extend their mathematical understanding through dynamic explorations. Learn how Sketchpad can help you motivate and improve student learning.

 

Lead Speaker: Karen Greenhaus

182  5:15 PM to
6:45 PM
Elizabeth F

NCSM Regional Leadership Team Meeting (Monday 5:15 PM - 6:45 PM)
(by invitation only) This meeting of the NCSM Regional Leadership Teams and NCSM Regional Directors will focus on the critical work of NCSM for 2010-2011. This meeting is for all those invited to serve on the Regional Teams.

 

Lead Speaker: Diane Briars

 
All Sessions -- Tuesday, April 20, 2010
 
201  7:30 AM to
8:30 AM
Douglas CD

Tuesday Breakfast - Sponsored by Tom Snyder Productions/Scholastic, Inc., Changing the Math Trajectory of Underperforming Students
Too many of our students are caught in a cycle of math failure. What does the emerging cognitive and behavioral research say about why? And what resources and approaches does the research suggest we should bring to bear to begin to turn these students around?

 

Lead Speaker: David Dockterman

202  8:45 AM to
9:45 AM
Manchester GHI

Teaching, Learning, and Culture: Implications for Diverse Learners in Mathematics
This interactive session is designed to share with participants the complexities of how culture influences learning for diverse students. The session will include culturally relevant concepts and principles that can have applicability for math teachers and learners. The session will pay particular attention to various knowledge, skills, and aptitudes that can that can be useful in helping to close the achievement gap facing many culturally diverse students.

 

Lead Speaker: Tyrone Howard

203  8:45 AM to
9:45 AM
Elizabeth FGeneralEquity and Access

The Intersection of Mathematics and Response to Instruction: The Role of Teaching and Learning
Denver Public Schools Response to Instruction (RtI) for mathematics is grounded in our common core mathematics programs. In this session, join our journey to explore our successes, challenges, and tools we have created, including protocols for progress monitoring, individual record of RtI, and teacher guide for differentiating classroom instruction.

 

Lead Speaker: Cathy Martin
Co-Presenter: Kris O'Clair

204  8:45 AM to
9:45 AM
Molly ABGeneralDeveloping Coaches - Developing Teachers

Case Studies in Elementary-Level Instructional Teacher Leadership
This session focuses on elementary-level, school-based math coaches drawing upon case studies from urban elementary schools. Participants will engage in activities that explore the enactment of these roles. The activities utilize instructional materials that promote reflection and discussion, using theoretical framing and critical inquiry methods.

 

Lead Speaker: Sara Stoelinga
Co-Presenter: Melinda Mangin

205  8:45 AM to
9:45 AM
Elizabeth ABGeneralPutting PRIME into Practice

In Pursuit of Equity: The Three Secrets of a PRIME Leader!
In this motivational and insightful session, we will explore the three most essential leadership practices necessary to lead a sustained erosion of inequities in our school mathematics programs. Specific leadership connections to recommendations from the PRIME leadership Framework will also be provided.

 

Lead Speaker: Timothy Kanold

206  8:45 AM to
9:45 AM
Elizabeth HIntermediate
(3 - 5)
Assessment Leadership

Guiding Local Leaders in Formative Assessment Within the Context of Existing Practice: Partners for Mathematics Learning
This interactive session leads participants through the process of creating professional development to support classroom assessment, including techniques that blend on-going assessment for instructional planning with existing school practices such as benchmarks tests and pacing guides. Session draws on work of Partners for Mathematics Learning, a North Carolina MSP project.

 

Lead Speaker: Jeane Joyner
Co-Presenter: Katherine Mawhinney

207  8:45 AM to
9:45 AM
Edward CDSecondary
(9 - 12)
Equity and Access

The Teacher Algebra Network: Building a Community of Educators Within Rural NC School Districts
The Teacher Algebra Network (TAN) joins Alleghany, Ashe, and Avery County school districts and Appalachian State University in addressing algebra-readiness needs of students. In this talk, project leaders will share how the rural context informs the design and implementation of TAN to the benefit of underrepresented students.

 

Lead Speaker: Tracie McLemore Salinas
Co-Presenter: Katherine Mawhinney

208  8:45 AM to
9:45 AM
Madeleine ABSecondary
(9 - 12)
Curriculum Leadership

Promoting Reasoning and Sensemaking in High School Curriculum
A brief overview of the Focus in High School Mathematics document will be given by members of the writing group. A series of discussion questions will then be posed, covering different areas of impact; and small groups will discuss the questions, with a brief report back at the end.

 

Lead Speaker: Gary Martin
Co-Presenter: Judith Quander

209  8:45 AM to
9:45 AM
MohsenSecondary
(9 - 12)
Teaching and Learning Leadership

A Lesson Study Project: Connecting Theory and Practice Through the Development of an Exemplar Video for Algebra I Teachers and Students
Houston Independent School District's Exemplar Video Project was a collaboration with the Rice University School Mathematics Project. The project's goal was to close the gap between theory and practice in the Algebra I classroom. Learn about its development, implementation, and impact, examine the mathematics, and preview parts of the video.

 

Lead Speaker: Anne Papakonstantinou
Co-Presenter: Richard Parr
Co-Presenter: Monica Kendall

210  8:45 AM to
9:45 AM
Emma

Carnegie Learning Technology Showcase: Launch of Carnegie Learning's New Geometry Curriculum Featuring the Cognitive Tutor Proof Tool
Come experience the new Carnegie Learning® Geometry Curriculum that incorporates the common strands of geometry throughout the lessons. It strengthens conceptual understanding using proofs, construction of shapes, and drawing algebraic connections. The instructional software provides embedded proof and construction tools for students to create proofs, diagrams, and complete problem solving tasks.

 

Lead Speaker: Sandy Bartle

211  8:45 AM to
9:45 AM
Annie

Math Solutions Sponsor Showcase: Helping Teachers Help Children Build Mental Math and Computation Strategies
This session introduces a new resource and DVD, Number Talks: Helping Children Build Mental Math and Computation Strategies. Meet Sherry Parrish, author, and learn about strategies teachers can use to create a classroom environment and routine that supports students' mental math and computation. Complimentary copies to the first 50 attendees.

 

Lead Speaker: Carolyn Felux
Co-Presenter: Sherry Parrish

212  8:45 AM to
10:15 AM
Windsor BCGeneralEquity and Access

Turn Research into Action: Let the Position Papers Be Your Guide
We will investigate how equity issues are addressed in the other position papers as seen in the implementation steps for building collaborative teams, working with students with special needs, and leading effective assessment practices. Participants will develop action steps to initiate in their local settings.

 

Lead Speaker: Kit Norris

213  8:45 AM to
10:15 AM
Elizabeth GGeneralDeveloping Coaches - Developing Teachers

Connecting Arithmetic to Algebra: An Online Course for Teachers in Grades 1-6
Integrating early algebra into instruction strengthens elementary students' understanding of the operations and builds a foundation for algebra. We will provide examples of teacher work from a course focused on articulating, representing, and justifying generalizations about arithmetic and will discuss how teachers incorporate learning about this content into their classroom practice.

 

Lead Speaker: Susan Jo Russell
Co-Presenter: Virginia Bastable
Co-Presenter: Deborah Schifter

214  8:45 AM to
10:15 AM
Randle BGeneralAssessment Leadership

Beyond Average: Analyzing Assessment Data
Analyzing student assessment data provides a wealth of information that can be used to improve instructional practices and student achievement. In this session, attendees will examine data from standardized and classroom assessments using data analysis methods that can be used in their schools and classrooms.

 

Lead Speaker: Eric Moyer
Co-Presenter: Robert Greenburg

215  8:45 AM to
10:15 AM
Randle AIntermediate
(3 - 5)
Curriculum Leadership

A Menu of Strategies: Building Flexible Thinking into the Curriculum
This session focuses on the role of flexible computation strategies in a K-5 mathematics curriculum. Specific areas of discussion will include the interplay between conceptual models and numerical algorithms, the teaching of varied strategies to meet individual student's needs, and the balance between invented and learned strategies.

 

Lead Speaker: Timothy Stoelinga
Co-Presenter: Georganne Marsh

216  8:45 AM to
10:15 AM
Randle DMiddle
(6 - 8)
Equity and Access

Facilitating Professional Development to Improve Math Instruction for Middle School Students with Learning Disabilities
Experience activities from a PD (Professional Development) course for helping math teachers and special educators provide high-quality, accessible math instruction to students with disabilities. Learn about the findings of case study research on how five diverse districts implemented the PD with their teachers. Leave with ideas and materials to apply in your district.

 

Lead Speaker: Amy Brodesky
Co-Presenter: Emily Fagan

217  8:45 AM to
10:15 AM
Randle ESecondary
(9 - 12)
Teaching and Learning Leadership

Technology and Teaching and Learning Mathematics at the Secondary Level: Implications for Teacher Preparation and Development
Across grades, students often struggle with basic concepts such as area or reasoning about geometric relationships. Building from research on teaching and learning, using dynamic interactive technology as a tool for learning, and asking the right questions can engage students in reasoning about these concepts in ways that develop understanding.

 

Lead Speaker: Tom Dick
Co-Presenter: Gail Burrill

218  10:15 AM to
11:15 AM
Manchester GHIGeneral

When the Bell Rings . . . Beyond the Label of PLC
The incredible journey of a district working to shift its culture from isolation to collaboration will be discussed from the viewpoint of the day-to-day faces and stories that have moved this district forward. Beyond just the label of PLC, this discussion will include the successes, as well as the difficulties, encountered

 

Lead Speaker: Cindy Douglas

219  10:15 AM to
11:15 AM
Molly ABGeneralAssessment Leadership

Using Growth Data to Improve Mathematics Teaching and Learning
This session discusses how using student growth models for large-scale mathematics assessments can contribute to effective changes in classroom, school, and district practices. Participants will engage in a discussion of how these models can improve the way educators at the state, regional, district, and school level rethink and improve mathematical learning.

 

Lead Speaker: Pamela Paek

220  10:15 AM to
11:15 AM
Elizabeth ABGeneralTeaching and Learning Leadership

Intriguing Lessons About How Math is Taught and Assessed in High Performing Asian Countries
It's really not an accident that countries like Singapore and Hong Hong significantly outperform the U.S. We'll take a look at some of the features, some of the instructional approaches, and some of the assessment items that can inform and guide our own efforts to improve out outcomes.

 

Lead Speaker: Steven Leinwand

221  10:15 AM to
11:15 AM
Madeleine ABGeneral

The Ten Most Pressing Challenges Facing the Mathematics Education Community
There is general agreement that strong K-12 mathematics programs are necessary for our children and country to succeed and flourish. This session will highlight the challenges and opportunities for continual improvement of school mathematics programs.

 

Lead Speaker: Barbara Reys

222  10:15 AM to
11:15 AM
Elizabeth FIntermediate
(3 - 5)
Developing Coaches - Developing Teachers

Elementary Mathematics Specialists -- An Important Aspect of Teacher Leadership
The concept of an elementary mathematics specialist is not new. However, it is finally being seriously considered by many states. Many questions need answers. Many challenges come with establishing the role of elementary specialist. From coach to classroom teacher, let's look at some of the issues and share ideas.

 

Lead Speaker: Linda Gojak

223  10:15 AM to
11:15 AM
Elizabeth HIntermediate
(3 - 5)
Equity and Access

Teaching Math to English Language Learners
Teachers of English Language Learners need to have two goals in teaching ELLs—mathematical understanding and proficiency in English. Participants will consider how to support teachers that teach ELLs in meeting these two goals.

 

Lead Speaker: Marji Freeman

224  10:15 AM to
11:15 AM
MohsenIntermediate
(3 - 5)
Curriculum Leadership

Developing a Singapore Math Curriculum: From Theory to Practice
The latest TIMSS (Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study) results show Singapore students performing very well at Grade 4 Math. This presentation shows a Singapore math program based on theory to practice and its uniqueness in teaching math. The talk will substantiate with examples and video clips how to help students master math.

 

Lead Speaker: Ho-Kheong Fong
Co-Presenter: Lim Soke Hwee

225  10:15 AM to
11:15 AM
Edward CDMiddle
(6 - 8)
Equity and Access

Ideas for Differentiating Instruction - Everyone Learns and Succeeds!
Participants will learn ways that mathematics supervisors can help their teachers move beyond the traditional test and quiz to find ways to accurately assess student progress. Informative research and current methodology will be discussed.

 

Lead Speaker: John Neral

226  10:15 AM to
11:15 AM
Emma

CASIO America, Inc. Technology Showcase: Do you speak "CASIO"?
Learn how intuitive operating CASIO's low-cost graphing calculator is. Become "bi-lingual" with the latest calculator technology to serve your entire student population by incorporating CASIO & TI in the classroom. Review popular modules as well as CASIO-specific teaching apps. Receive a "CASIO Calculator Phrase Book", fx-9750GII and fx-Manager PLUS Software. .

 

Lead Speaker: John Neral

227  10:15 AM to
11:15 AM
Annie

ETA/Cuisenaire Sponsor Showcase: Comprehensive Solutions for Algebra Success
Learn about new resources and solutions for ensuring every child is ready for Algebra I and for supporting each learner to successfully complete Algebra I. Resources include hands-on tools for students, new interactive White Board resources, and teacher support materials, including lesson plans and assessments.

 

Lead Speaker: Sara Delano Moore

228  10:30 AM to
12:00 PM
Windsor BCGeneralCurriculum Leadership

Implementing Curriculum: What It Takes
Selecting a curriculum is only a part of what districts need to consider when they examine how to improve the teaching and learning of mathematics. We will describe and discuss the many factors and components of implementation that leadership teams need to consider as they plan for successful implementation.

 

Lead Speaker: Karen Economopoulos
Co-Presenter: Keith Cochran

229  10:30 AM to
12:00 PM
Randle AGeneralEquity and Access

Equity—A Constant in the Mathematics Professional Development Equation
Knowing mathematics content is important. Understanding how to teach content to students is critical. Facilitating an experience where diverse students can access this content is essential. Participants will experience activities that address content, pedagogy, and equity in ways that allow teachers to create a classroom culture that supports student achievement.

 

Lead Speaker: Karen Mayfield-Ingram
Co-Presenter: Grace Coates

230  10:30 AM to
12:00 PM
Randle EGeneralDeveloping Coaches - Developing Teachers

Moving Students from Procedure to Thinking
One way in which to encourage students to think deeply about word problems is to remove the numbers. Participants will solve and discuss problems without numbers, examine some student and teacher solutions, and explore ways in which they can use such problems to enhance both students' and teachers' mathematical reasoning.

 

Lead Speaker: Patsy Wang-Iverson
Co-Presenter: Richard Askey
Co-Presenter: Marian Palumbo

231  10:30 AM to
12:00 PM
Randle DGeneralDeveloping Coaches - Developing Teachers

Using a Coach Collaborative to Develop a Common Model for Coaching
Coaches are often insulated and isolated. While creating collaborative coaching communities is one way to support and develop coaches, mere conversations about coaching will not necessarily shift or deepen practice. In our coach collaborative, we use intervisitation and co-coaching to develop a common language and specific, critical tools for improving instruction.

 

Lead Speaker: Antonia Cameron
Co-Presenter: Carol Mosesson-Teig
Co-Presenter: Stephanie Slabic
Co-Presenter: Sally Dyson

232  10:30 AM to
12:00 PM
Elizabeth GIntermediate
(3 - 5)
Equity and Access

Building Cultural Congruity for African American Learners of Mathematics
This session focuses on helping teachers to utilize the strengths of African American culture in mathematics classrooms. Facilitators will share suggestions for what should be components of teachers' "toolkits" for building cultural congruity for African American learners of mathematics and engage participants via video of African American children learning mathematics.

 

Lead Speaker: Thomasenia Lott Adams
Co-Presenter: Emily Bonner

233  10:30 AM to
12:00 PM
Randle BMiddle
(6 - 8)
Assessment Leadership

Accelerate Learning with SMART Goals for Students and Staff
The New York City Department of Education has formalized a quality review system linked to SMART Goals for all schools. The co-presenters will elaborate on the five stages and descriptors, use of data analysis, the implementation of the core curriculum with professional development and the logistics of the evaluation process.

 

Lead Speaker: Elaine Carman
Co-Presenter: Donna Davis

234  12:15 PM to
2:15 PM
Douglas CD

Tuesday Luncheon - Sponsored by Texas Instruments: PRIME Time for Technology: What Research Should Every Math Leader Know?
Many varied technology tools and interventions are available to improve students' mathematics achievement. This session will provide research that every mathematics leader should know when supporting educators as they integrate technology into the teaching and learning of mathematics

 

Lead Speaker: Jeremy Roschelle
Co-Presenter: Melendy Lovett

235  2:30 PM to
4:00 PM
Windsor BCGeneralPutting PRIME into Practice

PRIMING for Professional Learning Communities
Have professional learning communities flourished, floundered, or flopped in your region or district? Come and learn how we have used the PRIME framework to slowly and methodically move districts toward working in professional learning communities. Activities will include work in the areas of assessment, teaching, and learning.

 

Lead Speaker: Michele Burgess
Co-Presenter: Andrea Miller

236  2:30 PM to
4:00 PM
Randle AIntermediate
(3 - 5)
Assessment Leadership

Assessment Tools to Identify and Address the Individual Needs of Learners: From Research to Practice
Assessment tools will be presented that mathematics leaders can use with teachers to evaluate student progress based on a developmental framework and observable performance criteria. Applying the tools to sample work and videotaped student interviews, participants will identify and address individual needs to improve content knowledge and problem solving skills.

 

Lead Speaker: Catherine Kelso
Co-Presenter: Jennifer Leimberer

237  2:30 PM to
4:00 PM
Randle DIntermediate
(3 - 5)
Curriculum Leadership

From Techno-Cool to Techno-Tool: Time to Chart a New Course
Technology can have a big WOW factor but not impact learning. Use NMAP-aligned guidelines to analyze instructional technology efficacy, especially for use with students of diverse backgrounds. Use research-based best practices to turbo-charge lesson design with new technology that motivates, differentiates, and develops deep mathematical understandings, building competence and confidence.

 

Lead Speaker: Linda Catanzaro

238  2:30 PM to
4:00 PM
Elizabeth GMiddle
(6 - 8)
Teaching and Learning Leadership

Using VideoCases to Develop Teachers' Conceptual Understanding of Mathematics
How do teachers deepen their understanding of mathematics in ways that apply directly to their teaching? We will examine how videocases and lesson "warm-ups" can be used in professional development to unpack the concept of similarity, including connections to geometric transformations, proportional reasoning, slope, and the role of definition.

 

Lead Speaker: Nanette Seago
Co-Presenter: Mark Driscoll
Co-Presenter: Johannah Nikula

239  2:30 PM to
4:00 PM
Randle BMiddle
(6 - 8)
Teaching and Learning Leadership

Using Singapore Math Model Drawing to Help Special Education Students and Struggling Learners Become More Capable and Willing Problem Solvers
Model Drawing is a powerful tool for helping students translate words in problems to visual models. They understand problems better and apply computational skills to real world applications and contexts. Participants will learn the eight steps of Model Drawing, work sample problems, and see examples of students' progress over a two year period.

 

Lead Speaker: Patty Smith

240  2:30 PM to
4:00 PM
Randle ESecondary
(9 - 12)
Equity and Access

Toward "Pedagogical Equity" in the Mathematics Classroom Through Real World Context, Business-Industry Input, Leadership, and Strategic Professional Learning Processes
The presenter will share teachers' successful experiences in efforts to reach all students with meaningful mathematics. A well crafted professional learning process on the REACT (Relating, Experiencing, Applying, Cooperating, and Transferring) contextual teaching methodology, supported by strong leadership, led teacher to successfully incorporate business-industry input into their everyday practice. Come and get ideas for lessons' plans.

 

Lead Speaker: Agustin Navarra

241  2:45 PM to
3:45 PM
Manchester GHIGeneral

Reasoning and Sense Making is Required for All Students in a Common Core
Participants will receive an update on NCTM initiatives and activities, with emphasis on teacher support from NCTM and other professional organizations' involvement in standards, assessment, and curriculum interactions.

 

Lead Speaker: Hank Kepner

242  2:45 PM to
3:45 PM
Elizabeth HGeneralTeaching and Learning Leadership

Supporting Mathematical Proficiency for All Students
How can mathematics education leaders foster and support mathematical proficiency for all students? How can research inform instructional practices? How do we advocate for high-quality instruction and assessment? Examples responding to these questions draw on the work of the California Algebra Forum that proposes a clear vision and action plan.

 

Lead Speaker: Susie Hakansson
Co-Presenter: Jivan Dhaliwal
Co-Presenter: Patricia Duckhorn

243  2:45 PM to
3:45 PM
Molly ABGeneral

NCSM Business Meeting and State of the Organization Report
NCSM President Diane J. Briars will present the State of the Organization Report, including progress on the 2009-2010 NCSM projects and initiatives, newly released position papers, enhancements to the NCSM website, and anticipated strategic priorities for 2010-2011. Treasurer Randy Pippen will describe the current financial status of the organization.

 

Lead Speaker: Diane Briars

244  2:45 PM to
3:45 PM
Elizabeth ABGeneralAssessment Leadership

From Individual Assessments to Instructional Decisions: A Focus on Number and Operations in Grades K–6
The primary purpose of classroom assessments is to use the data collected to improve teaching and learning. This session focuses on the role and benefits of individual interviews and how the information can be used to inform teaching decisions.

 

Lead Speaker: Marilyn Burns

245  2:45 PM to
3:45 PM
MohsenGeneralAssessment Leadership

Come Climb the Vertical Team Ladder with Us!
Embark on the three-year journey of our K-8 school's Vertical Teaming process. All our gleanings will be shared from analyzing the data, to creating and implementing the K-8 math assessment, and finally to implementing supporting strategies. Learn how to use this assessment vehicle to drive your own school's math instruction.

 

Lead Speaker: Roseanna Gonzales
Co-Presenter: Jamie Robarge
Co-Presenter: Jamie Beecham
Co-Presenter: Jennifer Fletcher

246  2:45 PM to
3:45 PM
Edward CDIntermediate
(3 - 5)
Developing Coaches - Developing Teachers

Effective Conversations That Lead to Effective Instruction: Using a Portfolio Process to Structure Teaching and Learning of Mathematics
Listen as one school shares its journey from using mathematics portfolios as a monitoring system to developing a portfolio system that serves as a vehicle to focus mathematics instruction and improve student learning. Participants will watch video clips of conversations with teachers and students and walk away with resources.

 

Lead Speaker: Beth Schefelker
Co-Presenter: Joanie Marchillo
Co-Presenter: Melissa Hedges

247  2:45 PM to
3:45 PM
Madeleine ABMiddle
(6 - 8)
Equity and Access

Problem Solving and Technology Implementation in an Inclusion Classroom
Learn how a math coach is helping a middle school math teacher create a problem solving environment in classrooms which include English language learners and special education students. We'll discuss problems and accompanying activities (some of which involve Sketchpad®, applets, and other technology) that can support students as problem solvers.

 

Lead Speaker: Annie Fetter

248  2:45 PM to
3:45 PM
Elizabeth FCollegePutting PRIME into Practice

Putting Pre-Service Teachers on the Right Course with PRIME
The PRIME document has the power to create Stage 1 leaders both during student teaching and as they begin their careers. Come learn how two mathematics educators put the principles into the classroom and with student teachers. Plan to share activities that you use to help candidates start as leaders.

 

Lead Speaker: Connie Schrock

249  2:45 PM to
3:45 PM
Emma

Explore Learning Technology Showcase: Using Online Simulations to Catalyze Better Math Instruction
We will summarize the research showing that computer-based simulations are powerful instructional aids and introduce the audience to ExploreLearning Gizmos that promote inquiry and understanding in Mathematics. The audience will work hands-on with Gizmos. An extended free trial will be offered at the end of the session.

 

Lead Speaker: Thom O'Brien

250  2:45 PM to
3:45 PM
Annie

Pearson Sponsor Showcase: Changing the Way Students See and Learn High School Math
Reach today's digital generation with the support of engaging technology. Be among the first to see Pearson's new suite of High School Math programs – seamlessly blending print and digital curriculum. See the thinking, reasoning, and sense-making come alive; help your high school students achieve full conceptual understanding.

 

Lead Speaker: Cathie A. Dillender

251  4:00 PM to
5:30 PM
Elizabeth H

NCSM Past Presidents Caucus
NCSM Past Presidents

 

Lead Speaker: Larry Bradsby

252  4:00 PM to
5:30 PM
Molly AB

Canadian Regional Caucus
Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, New Brunswick, Newfoundland, Northwest Territories, Nova Scotia, Nunavut, Ontario, Prince Edward Island, Quebec, Saskatchewan, Yukon

 

Lead Speaker: Donna Karsten

253  4:00 PM to
5:30 PM
Edward CD

Central Region 1 Caucus
Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio

 

Lead Speaker: Steve Viktora

254  4:00 PM to
5:30 PM
Madeleine AB

Eastern Region 2 Caucus
Delaware, District of Columbia, Maryland, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, West Virginia

 

Lead Speaker: Diana Kendrick

255  4:00 PM to
5:30 PM
Mohsen

Southern Region 1 Caucus
Bermuda, Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, Puerto Rico, South Carolina, Virginia, Virgin Islands, Military State AA (Armed Forces America)

 

Lead Speaker: Susan Birnie

256  4:00 PM to
5:30 PM
Annie

Central Region 2 Caucus
Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wisconsin

 

Lead Speaker: Connie Schrock

257  4:00 PM to
5:30 PM
Windsor BC

Eastern Region 1 Caucus
Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, Rhode Island, Vermont, Military State AE (Armed Forces Africa, Canada, Europe, and Middle East)

 

Lead Speaker: Laurie Boswell

258  4:00 PM to
5:30 PM
Randle A

Southern Region 2 Caucus
Alabama, Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Texas

 

Lead Speaker: Suzanne Mitchell

259  4:00 PM to
5:30 PM
Randle B

Western Region 1 Caucus
Alaska, Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah, Wyoming

 

Lead Speaker: Richard Seitz

260  4:00 PM to
5:30 PM
Randle E

Western Region 2 Caucus
California, American Samoa, Federated States of Micronesia, Guam, Marshall Islands, Northern Mariana Islands, Palau, Hawaii, Oregon, Washington, Military State AP (Armed Forces Pacific)

 

Lead Speaker: Sara Munshin

261  4:00 PM to
5:30 PM
Randle D

International Attendees Caucus
Anyone from outside the United States and Canada

 

Lead Speaker: Sandie Gilliam

262  5:45 PM to
7:00 PM
Douglas CD

Tuesday Reception - Sponsored by Pearson
Pearson is an international company with world-wide businesses in education, business information, and consumer publishing. The company helps children and adults to learn, business people to make good decisions, and readers to enjoy a good book.

 


 
All Sessions -- Wednesday, April 21, 2010
 
301  7:30 AM to
8:30 AM
Douglas CD

Wednesday Breakfast - Sponsored by America's Choice, Common Core Standards: Make the Difference
Nothing is easier than agreeing on what others should do, especially others' children. If that's all standards were, we should be ashamed. Standards must also be a promise to students of mathematics they can take with them. We haven't kept our old promise and now we make a new one. What difference will it make?

 

Lead Speaker: Phil Daro

302  8:45 AM to
9:45 AM
Manchester GHIGeneral

The Mathematics Studio Classroom: A Promising Context for Transforming Mathematics Teaching, Coaching, and Leadership
This session will provide an overview of the Mathematics Studio Program, the research that grounds its design, and the practices and tools that are surfacing as most promising for leveraging high-cognitive engagement for K-12 math students, teachers, coaches, and administrators alike.

 

Lead Speaker: Mike Shaughnessy
Co-Presenter: Linda Foreman
Co-Presenter: Jill Board

303  8:45 AM to
9:45 AM
Elizabeth ABGeneralEquity and Access

Creating Mathematic Openings for Children of African Descent
This session will provide some examples of Mathematizing Opening to start off the class activities. The session is designed for mathematic educators to realize the need for a paradigm shift in order to bring students of African descent into mathematics. The Opening will include various topics in mathematics.

 

Lead Speaker: Kwame Anthony Scott

304  8:45 AM to
9:45 AM
MohsenGeneralEquity and Access

A Tiered Model for Mathematics Success
Utah's 3 Tier Model of Mathematics Instruction is a framework designed to facilitate mathematical success for all students. The 3 tiers describe a process for quality instruction for all learners and targeted interventions for those who need additional support. Instruction, assessment, research, and evaluation work together for success for all.

 

Lead Speaker: Diana Suddreth

305  8:45 AM to
9:45 AM
Edward CDIntermediate
(3 - 5)
Developing Coaches - Developing Teachers

Building Effective Relationships That Lead to Instructional Change in Mathematics Classrooms
Initiating, facilitating, and sustaining change in mathematics teaching and learning in a large urban district is a challenge. Come hear how the Milwaukee Mathematics Partnership (MMP) has established an effective model of distributive leadership that has impacted classroom practice and student achievement!

 

Lead Speaker: Pandora Bedford
Co-Presenter: Melissa Hedges
Co-Presenter: Beth Schefelker

306  8:45 AM to
9:45 AM
Madeleine ABMiddle
(6 - 8)
Equity and Access

PD to Strengthen Collaboration Between Math Teachers and Special Educators: A Key to Improving Math Learning by Students with Special Needs
What are ways to help mathematics teachers and special education educators collaborate to effectively teach students with special needs? What works well in different school contexts and what challenges can get in the way? Participants will experience professional development activities that they can use with teachers in their own districts.

 

Lead Speaker: Fred Gross
Co-Presenter: Amy Brodesky

307  8:45 AM to
9:45 AM
Elizabeth FSecondary
(9 - 12)
Putting PRIME into Practice

New PRIME Leaders: Where Do We Start?
Are you new to a math leadership position? This session will "navigate through the sea" of math leadership, focusing on three things math leaders can do to create a culture of adult learners focused on student achievement. Session will include handouts and resources for new math leaders to get started.

 

Lead Speaker: Mona Toncheff
Co-Presenter: Juli Schexnayder

308  8:45 AM to
9:45 AM
Elizabeth HSecondary
(9 - 12)
Developing Coaches - Developing Teachers

Coaching Teachers to Ask Questions That Provide Just Enough Help to Move Students Forward
How can teachers be encouraged and prepared to ask questions that provide "just enough" help so that student thinking is supported but not supplanted? In this session, participants will engage in a questioning approach to be used with teachers to enhance their questioning techniques. Secondary examples will be used.

 

Lead Speaker: Denisse Thompson
Co-Presenter: Charlene Beckmann

309  8:45 AM to
9:45 AM
Molly ABSecondary
(9 - 12)
Teaching and Learning Leadership

The Leader's Role in Charting Successful Intervention Strategies in the Secondary School Using Algebra I Examples
With increased requirements and advanced standards, more special-needs students are in mathematics classrooms. Leaders need researched-based instructional intervention resources to support teachers with quality instruction to help all students. The presentation will include placement and assessment, concept-development activities, practice and problem-solving activities using the content of Algebra I.

 

Lead Speaker: Larry Bradsby

310  8:45 AM to
9:45 AM
Annie

Tom Snyder Productions Sponsor Showcase: Critical Foundations for Algebra– Implications for Intervention
According to the National Math Panel report, the key to helping all students be successful with algebra is ensuring that the critical core foundations of mathematics are thoroughly mastered: Fluency with Whole Numbers and Fluency with Fractions. In this interactive session, we will explore the implications this has for intervention.

 

Lead Speaker: Marilyn Trow

311  8:45 AM to
10:15 AM
Randle AGeneralAssessment Leadership

Dynamic Data Analysis: Moving a District from Stagnant Assessment Gathering to Informed Instructional Decision-Making
Curriculum coordinators will share how using TinkerPlots and other data-analysis protocols have changed the assessment culture of the Champaign Unit 4 School District. How data is used at the district, building and teacher level will be shared. Handouts will be provided.

 

Lead Speaker: Polly Hill
Co-Presenter: Leslie Knicl
Co-Presenter: Jim Linnenburger

312  8:45 AM to
10:15 AM
Randle EGeneralTeaching and Learning Leadership

A Lesson Study Learning Trajectory: How Do Novice and Experienced Teams Differ? How Can Leaders Help Teams Deepen Their Practice?
We will share a model for strong, sustainable lesson study, looking closely at developmental growth of teams from novice to experienced at several key moments in the lesson study process. Discussion and activities will help participants reflect on how leaders support team development and mathematical learning at these points.

 

Lead Speaker: Jane Gorman

313  8:45 AM to
10:15 AM
Randle DMiddle
(6 - 8)
Equity and Access

Too Much Content, Too Little Time: What Can I Do? How Does Technology Help?
Participants will investigate strategies to enable the content rich mathematics course to be effectively taught within the required time. Strategies for constant revision, integrating spreadsheets to enable investigations, improving examination performance, and increasing student confidence and understanding will be provided.

 

Lead Speaker: John Ley

314  8:45 AM to
10:15 AM
Windsor BCSecondary
(9 - 12)
Developing Coaches - Developing Teachers

Lessons Learned from the Back of the Room: Leading Teachers to a New Vision
The view from the back of the room offers a new perspective on what's really happening in math classrooms. Hear about how lessons learned and coaching conversations facilitated teachers and departments to change the culture of math teaching and learning.

 

Lead Speaker: Janet Bryson

315  8:45 AM to
10:15 AM
Elizabeth GSecondary
(9 - 12)
Teaching and Learning Leadership

Exploring the Potential of Narrative Cases in Developing Teachers Capacity to Reason and Prove
In this session, participants will engage in a discussion and analysis of a narrative case designed to develop teachers' proficiency related to the teaching and learning of reasoning and proving in secondary mathematics classrooms.

 

Lead Speaker: Margaret Smith

316  8:45 AM to
10:15 AM
Randle BSecondary
(9 - 12)
Curriculum Leadership

Changing the Course of High School Mathematics Class rooms: More Than One Teacher at a Time
What support is needed when implementing a standards-based curriculum? Come and share our district's journey in implementing the Discovering Mathematics program. Participate in activities designed for math teacher leaders and administrators to advance their classroom instruction, improve content knowledge, and deepen their understanding of a discovering approach.

 

Lead Speaker: Mary Mooney
Co-Presenter: Laura Maly

317  10:00 AM to
11:00 AM
Manchester GHIGeneral

Achievement Gap or Opportunity Gap? Changing the Perspective About School Performance in Mathematics
Persistent differences in performance in school mathematics among students of different ethnic groups and socioeconomic levels are discussed by focusing on unequal distribution of factors that have a bearing on opportunities to learn. The factors discussed are access to experienced and qualified teachers, high expectations, and equitable per student funding.

 

Lead Speaker: Alfinio Flores

318  10:00 AM to
11:00 AM
Madeleine ABGeneralPutting PRIME into Practice

How to Achieve the Vision of the PRIME Teaching and Learning Principle: From Words to Action
This fast paced workshop will present key ideas on how to implement the three PRIME Indicators for teaching and learning in order to bring rigor, meaning and relevance to the teacher planning and student learning experience. Audience interaction and PRIME sharing will be part of this session as well.

 

Lead Speaker: Gwen Zimmermann
Co-Presenter: Darshan Jain

319  10:00 AM to
11:00 AM
MohsenGeneralEquity and Access

Comprehensive Mathematics: Connecting Concepts and Context for America's First Children
The National American Indian, Alaskan & Hawaiian Educational Development Center works from a comprehensive mathematics framework to deliver professional development and sustained support to elementary teachers who serve Native populations in primary education, with the expectation that Native children will reach, over time, the achievement levels of their peers.

 

Lead Speaker: Bob Simpson
Co-Presenter: Terry Martin

320  10:00 AM to
11:00 AM
Elizabeth FIntermediate
(3 - 5)
Assessment Leadership

Supporting Students to Develop Learning Behaviors in Mathematics Class
In order to support students who struggle with mathematics to think of themselves as capable learners, it is important for teachers to keep track of students' progress in developing learning behaviors. In this session we will introduce and describe the use of an assessment tool, the Learning Behavior Observation Record.

 

Lead Speaker: Judy Storeygard
Co-Presenter: Christina Myren

321  10:00 AM to
11:00 AM
Edward CDMiddle
(6 - 8)
Curriculum Leadership

Exploring Middle Grades Mathematics: Setting the Course for the Future
A rigorous, engaging middle grades mathematics curriculum can be the key to student success. In this session, participants will investigate activities from a grant designed to improve student performance on the EXPLORE assessment and prepare students for high school mathematics and beyond through the implementation of such a curriculum.

 

Lead Speaker: Linda Sheffield
Co-Presenter: Janet Tassell

322  10:00 AM to
11:00 AM
Elizabeth HSecondary
(9 - 12)
Teaching and Learning Leadership

Mathematical Knowledge for Teaching Secondary Mathematics: Classroom-Based Scenarios and a Framework
By identifying and studying opportunities for the use of mathematics that occur in teaching secondary mathematics, groups at Penn State and University of Georgia have developed descriptions of and a framework for mathematical knowledge for teaching secondary mathematics. The framework can provide support in supplementing mathematical learning of secondary teachers.

 

Lead Speaker: M. Kathleen Heid
Co-Presenter: Patricia Wilson

323  10:00 AM to
11:00 AM
Molly ABSecondary
(9 - 12)
Teaching and Learning Leadership

Lessons Learned in Leadership for Classroom Change
We will share examples of key activities that in hindsight lead to lasting change in the culture of some and not other high school mathematics departments. Possible reasons for change in some departments and not others and issues of sustaining momentum and continuing progress in improving learning and teaching will be discussed.

 

Lead Speaker: Judy Kysh
Co-Presenter: Diane Resek

324  10:00 AM to
11:00 AM
Elizabeth ABSecondary
(9 - 12)
Curriculum Leadership

States Moving Towards Common Core Standards
In implementing a set of common core, state-led standards in mathematics, states aim to increase the equity and access to rigorous curriculum for all students.

 

Lead Speaker: Laura Slover

325  10:00 AM to
11:00 AM
Annie

Texas Instruments Sponsor Showcase: Changing Opportunities and Changing Lives by Moving MathForward
Come learn how mathematics test scores have risen year after year for students in the TI MathForward program in the Richardson Independent School District in Dallas, Texas. This session shows how the program helps increase student achievement by combining professional development, curriculum enhancement, and technology to engage students.

 

Lead Speaker: Paula Haney
Co-Presenter: Kristen San Juan

326  10:30 AM to
12:00 PM
Windsor BCGeneralTeaching and Learning Leadership

Integrating Curriculum, Assessment, and Teacher Professional Development: Singapore and the United States
This session will go beyond the popular but oversimplified views of Singapore's successes. A panel of collaborators, two from Singapore's National Institute of Education and two from SRI, will discuss Singapore's integrated system of leadership in teacher professional development and key success factors that can be applied in the United States.

 

Lead Speaker: Jeremy Roschelle
Co-Presenter: Charles Patton
Co-Presenter: Ban Har Yeap
Co-Presenter: Khoon Yoong Wong

327  10:30 AM to
12:00 PM
Elizabeth GGeneralEquity and Access

Transforming Mathematics Classrooms: Teaching Mathematics Equitably to All Students
How can mathematics education leaders help teachers adapt instruction based on student needs and supporting learning for diverse populations? The key is focusing on a rich treatment of mathematics content and to differentiate instruction. We will share ideas for implementing equitable instruction, including a multi-tiered approach and strategies for ELLs (English Language Learners).

 

Lead Speaker: Jennifer Bay-Williams
Co-Presenter: Karen Karp

328  10:30 AM to
12:00 PM
Randle AGeneralDeveloping Coaches - Developing Teachers

Diary of a Not-So Wimpy Coach
Participants will identify their current work, assess their needs, and plan action steps to facilitate change within the framework of this session. An experienced Mathematics Instructional Coach, certified in the Heart of Change Coaching for Excellence model, will share her expertise, specific coaching maps/tools, and her personal experience.

 

Lead Speaker: Marilyn Cannon

329  10:30 AM to
12:00 PM
Randle BGeneralEquity and Access

Strategies for Enhancing English Language Learners' Success with Mathematics – They Can Be Included in Any Professional Development
Several practical strategies, such as Use Visual Tools, and Provide Scaffolds, increase ELLs (English Language Learners) access to mathematics content. Routines and strategies that increase student participation, use of language, and achievement will be explored within an algebra context. Ideas for incorporating experiences with ELL strategies into professional development situations will be shared.

 

Lead Speaker: Debra Coggins
Co-Presenter: Grace Davila Coates

330  10:30 AM to
12:00 PM
Randle EGeneralPutting PRIME into Practice

PRIME-ing Mathematics Teacher Mentors (MTMs) for Leadership
Interested in developing K-12 teacher leaders? This session shares a collaborative project between higher education and a regional education service center to prepare teacher mentors. MTMs explored the PRIME framework through interactive videoconferencing. How the document was used to initiate discussion revolving around the four principles will be presented.

 

Lead Speaker: Mary Swarthout
Co-Presenter: Susan Bohan

331  10:30 AM to
12:00 PM
Randle DGeneralAssessment Leadership

We're Assessing, Now What?: Findings from Longitudinal Assessment Data and What They Mean for K-3 Math Instruction
IES-funded research examining 3 years of longitudinal assessment data reveals patterns in student learning that hold significance for early math education. Learn and discuss the relevance of these findings to your math program. Profiles and lesson plans will be shared, as well as effective implementation strategies.

 

Lead Speaker: Herb Ginsburg
Co-Presenter: Doug Moore

332  11:15 AM to
12:15 PM
Manchester GHIGeneral

Learning to Do Mathematics as a Teacher
This session will explore the special challenge of learning (and teaching) mathematics in ways needed for the work of teaching. Using case examples, we will examine three special demands of teaching mathematics to teachers: unpacking mathematical ideas, developing horizon knowledge, and practicing mathematics for teaching.

 

Lead Speaker: Deborah Loewenberg Ball

333  11:15 AM to
12:15 PM
Elizabeth HGeneralDeveloping Coaches - Developing Teachers

What Do Math Coaches Need to Know and How Do They Learn It?
Participants will engage in discussion and activities designed to elicit new ideas about essential elements of the coaching role, to consider the implications for coaching knowledge, and to investigate means for engaging in meaningful learning about coaching. Come work with coaches' writing as a lens for examining important ideas about teaching and learning.

 

Lead Speaker: Amy Morse

334  11:15 AM to
12:15 PM
Madeleine ABGeneralTeaching and Learning Leadership

Motivate Your Faculty by Connecting Culture and Mathematics
How can you get your entire faculty (not just mathematics teachers) behind an idea? Ask them to discover the mathematics in the cultures of your students. This NASGEm presentation documents how one school successfully incorporated this strategy to motivate its entire faculty to participate in a family math night program.

 

Lead Speaker: Chadd McGlone
Co-Presenter: Jim Barta
Co-Presenter: Meghan Hern
Co-Presenter: Jenni Harding-Dekam

335  11:15 AM to
12:15 PM
Elizabeth ABPrimary
(PK - 2)
Equity and Access

Kindergarten and First Graders from Poverty Schools Can Achieve Like East Asian Children and Older U.S. Children
Kindergarten and first graders from backgrounds of poverty learned place value, money, and word problem solving. They performed as well as East Asian children and/or better than U.S. children from more-advantaged and/or from older samples. Student learning paths and teaching activities that give access to all students will be described.

 

Lead Speaker: Karen Fuson

336  11:15 AM to
12:15 PM
Elizabeth FIntermediate
(3 - 5)
Curriculum Leadership

Is Your Instructional Program Really Effective? Guidelines for Designing and Evaluating Curriculum Effectiveness Research
Educational leaders are demanding evidence of the effectiveness of school curricula. This session will provide background for this movement. A research study that meets the gold standard for curriculum research will be described. The session will end by having participants evaluate the quality of brief research reports using research-assessment guidelines.

 

Lead Speaker: Randall Charles
Co-Presenter: Mariam Azin

337  11:15 AM to
12:15 PM
Edward CDMiddle
(6 - 8)
Developing Coaches - Developing Teachers

Building a Mathematics Professional Learning Communities (PLCs) Using Enhanced Journal Articles
Participants will actively engage in exploring journal articles that have been enhanced by NCTM's Professional Development Services Committee. Session leaders will model the use of enhanced journal articles to build school-based, professional learning communities of mathematics teachers. The selected article is middle-school focused, but the process is transferable to other levels.

 

Lead Speaker: Monique Lynch

338  11:15 AM to
12:15 PM
Molly ABSecondary
(9 - 12)
Teaching and Learning Leadership

Radical Reform for the Teaching and Learning of Algebra I
Frustration with a 65% failure rate in Algebra I prompted several districts to become involved with an initiative that includes extensive professional development, 80-90 minute per day student contact, coaching, use of hands-on discovery-based lessons, TI -Nspire technology, Smart Board technology, and data driven decisions through uniform assessments.

 

Lead Speaker: Paul Lawrence

339  11:15 AM to
12:15 PM
MohsenSecondary
(9 - 12)
Equity and Access

Amy's Story – Taking on the Hard Issues of Equitable Student Access to Mathematics in a Freshman Algebra I Class
Student stories and a teacher's journey around the challenges, struggles, and successes of applying Best Practices in Mathematics in a "studio" classroom, establishing socio-mathematical norms, and trusting her students to become problem solvers will be shared. This story will show how mathematics became meaningful, accessible and challenging through the use of visual models and multiple representations.

 

Lead Speaker: Murrel Hoover
Co-Presenter: Amy Salmons
Co-Presenter: Cathy Walker

340  11:15 AM to
12:15 PM
Annie

America's Choice Sponsor Showcase: The Common Core Standards–Getting Ahead of the Curve for Implementation
Phil Daro, a member of the Mathematics Work Group for the Core Standards, and James Williams will discuss the impact of the Core Standards on teaching and learning mathematics. This discussion will focus on implications for professional development and student resources as we help schools move to the Core Standards.

 

Lead Speaker: Phil Daro
Co-Presenter: James Williams

341  12:30 PM to
2:30 PM
Douglas CD

Wednesday Luncheon - Sponsored by Casio and Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Transforming Teaching: From Dissonance to Depth
The idea of teaching for depth is widely supported, however, what it means to teach for depth is somewhat elusive. Our challenge is to guide teachers in charting their course to teaching for depth through examples that contrast common practices and practices that cultivate deep conceptual understanding.

 

Lead Speaker: Juli Dixon

342  2:45 PM to
4:00 PM
Manchester GHI

Many Roads: Mathematics Model Pathways and the Common Core State Standards
Achieve, Inc and a diverse advisory group drafted model course descriptions to illustrate pathways leading to college and career readiness and readiness for STEM majors and careers. Attendees at this session will learn more about the pathways and have the chance to discuss with two panel members.

 

Lead Speaker: Laura Slover
Co-Presenter: Brad Findell

343  2:45 PM to
4:00 PM
Elizabeth F

Equity in Mathematics Education: TODOS
Are you looking for assistance and support in making your mathematics instruction accessible to all kids, in particular Latino/Hispanic students? Do you want to learn with us and about us? We invite you to participate in the TODOS business meeting and dialogue in shaping future discussions.

 

Lead Speaker: Nora Ramirez
Co-Presenter: Jose Franco

344  2:45 PM to
4:00 PM
Elizabeth H

Urban Mathematics Leadership Network Forum
The Urban Mathematics Leadership Network (UMLN) is composed of the mathematics directors and other mathematics leaders from 21 large urban school districts. UMLN invites leaders from urban districts to join this open, participatory forum about issues that are of particular interest to mathematics leaders and teachers in urban school districts.

 

Lead Speaker: Martin Gartzman
Co-Presenter: Susan Hull

345  2:45 PM to
4:00 PM
Molly AB

Nuances and Complexities of Teaching Mathematics for Cultural Relevance and Social Justice
Attention has been given to underrepresentation of minority students in the mathematics pipeline. However, little consideration has been given to these students as learners or the context where their learning occurs. We argue that culturally relevant instruction coupled with teaching for social justice can motivate minority students to learn mathematics.

 

Lead Speaker: Jacqueline Leonard
Co-Presenter: Roni Ellington
Co-Presenter: Lorraine Howard

346  2:45 PM to
4:00 PM
Elizabeth AB

Leading Mathematics Education of Marginalized Students: Debunking Stereotypes, Teaching Measurement, Applying the CREDE Model and Ethnomathematics with Native American Learners
North American Study Group on Ethnomathematics (NASGEm) presents Richard Sgarlotti and California Tribal members for the 11th Reunion, emphasizing contextualization of mathematics applying work from Berkeley's Center for Research in Education, Diversity & Excellence. Hands-on, conceptually based activities show Native American measurement knowledge, thus debunking stereotypes of nonexistent measurement systems.

 

Lead Speaker: Fredrick "Rick" Silverman
Co-Presenter: Richard Sgarlotti

347  2:45 PM to
4:00 PM
Edward CD

Improving Mathematics Education for Students with Special Needs
Is your school district grappling with how to improve mathematics learning for students with disabilities? Share your strategies and challenges with mathematics leaders from other districts. Discuss common themes and gain new perspectives and resources on ways to address this pressing need. Join us!

 

Lead Speaker: Fred Gross
Co-Presenter: Amy Brodesky
Co-Presenter: Emily Fagan

348  2:45 PM to
4:00 PM
Madeleine AB

Educational Consultants: A Networking Opportunity
Join our discussion to share expertise and strategies. Hear from others as to how they got started and marketing techniques they may have used. This is our time to gain from our collective knowledge and support our work. Come and join the discussion.

 

Lead Speaker: Kit Norris

349  2:45 PM to
4:00 PM
Mohsen

Mathematics Content Coaching
Coaching in the mathematics content area continues to spread to schools and districts in the United States. Although the term math coach is often used, the roles, duties, and vision for the position vary greatly. We welcome interested participants the opportunity to share findings, exchange knowledge, and explore challenges.

 

Lead Speaker: David Foster

350  2:45 PM to
4:00 PM
Annie

Lessons Learned from Experiments in Mathematics Education in Our Charter Schools
One purpose of Charter Schools is to create incubators where new ideas are implemented and lessons learned shared. We welcome teachers, administrators, and others to share how they have worked to improve student achievement and to consider how to partner with organizations like NCSM in sharing results with the education community.

 

Lead Speaker: Louis Tamler

351  2:45 PM to
4:00 PM
Windsor BC

Math 2.0: A New Vision for Using Dynamic Math Software with Web 2.0 Tools
The Internet, Web 2.0, and dynamic math software make possible new venues for teaching and learning math that incorporate powerful ways of collaborating, exploring, and sharing of ideas. This session will highlight some examples of how this next generation of math education is happening now.

 

Lead Speaker: Ihor Charischak
Co-Presenter: David Weksler

352  2:45 PM to
4:00 PM
Elizabeth G

Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators (AMTE)
AMTE's focus is on the improvement of mathematics teacher education. Join us in this session for a discussion of important and timely topics of mutual interest, such as mathematics specialists in the elementary grades, teacher preparation policies and practices, and K-12 mathematics education leadership development.

 

Lead Speaker: Nadine Bezuk
Co-Presenter: Barbara Reys

353  2:45 PM to
4:00 PM
Randle A

Emerging Leaders: Focus Question/Answer Time
After a day of learning about how to transform into a PRIME Leader, this session will allow for an open discussion regarding the "how to". Collaborate with other new mathematics leaders to create a network of support.

 

Lead Speaker: Mona Toncheff

354  2:45 PM to
4:00 PM
Randle B

Lesson Study Networking: An Opportunity for Practitioners, Researchers, and Leaders to Share Lesson Study Resources, Findings and Questions
Lesson study is growing rapidly in the U.S., yet most teams have few opportunities to share work with others. This SIG is a chance to meet and identify common interests and challenges. Share resources: bring a poster, lesson plan, research question, etc. Those new to lesson study are welcome.

 

Lead Speaker: Jane Gorman

355  2:45 PM to
4:00 PM
Randle E

Math Contests Build Better Students — and Teachers
Good contests offer a four-pronged approach: rich problems that deepen mathematical thinking and improve high-stakes test scores, a monthly series of contests that build and reinforce student (and teacher!) interest and knowledge, an inclusive structure that welcomes many students, and multiple strategies for many problems that foster creativity.

 

Lead Speaker: Richard Kalman

356  2:45 PM to
4:00 PM
Randle D

Nurturing Mathematically Promising and Creative Students
Research shows that our most promising mathematics students frequently make the least academic progress. Come join us for diverse and active roundtables on research, curriculum, the "Common Core State Standards", and NCTM's new book, "The Peak in the Middle". Together we can make a difference for these promising students.

 

Lead Speaker: Linda Sheffield
Co-Presenter: M. Katherine Gavin