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2009 Annual Conference: Washington D.C.

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NCSM's Leadership in Mathematics Podcasts continue with a series of recorded presentations from NCSM's 41st Annual Conference, held in April, 2009, Washington D.C. These include the opening keynote speaker addresses, as well as many of the major sessions.

Episode #21: April 20, 2009

Improving Achievement and Closing Gaps Between Groups: Lessons from Schools and Districts on the Performance Frontier
Kati Haycock provides an overview of achievement trends at the national and state levels, focusing particular attention on mathematics. She focuses on opportunity and achievement gaps that separate different groups of students, sharing lessons from schools and districts that are tackling those problems head on and getting better results.

Kati Haycock
Education Trust
Washington, DC

Episode #22: Spring 2009

NCSM Position Paper #5: Improving Student Achievement in Mathematics by Leading Highly Effective Assessment Practices (Spring 2009)
This paper emphasizes the need to balance assessment-for-learning with assessment-of-learning. Adult collaboration that clarifies what students should learn, how their learning will be assessed and what the evidence of learning reveals, occurs frequently and regularly in order to promote equity and reduce bias.

Episode #23: Fall 2009

NCSM Position Paper #6: Improving Student Achievement in Mathematics by Addressing the Needs of English Language Learners (Fall 2009)
This paper offers clear insights and action steps necessary to support the needs of ELL students. This paper is the sixth in a series that provides information, research and action steps to support our membership and education leaders in mathematics as they work to improve student achievement.

Episode #24: April 20, 2009

Four Years From First-Year Algebra to Calculus is Not Enough
Many of our best students take algebra in eighth grade and calculus in 12th grade. Because of their success, we expect other students to go from algebra to calculus in four years. Zalman Usiskin argues that this is an unrealistic expectation with a rich standards-based curriculum.

Zalman Usiskin
The University of Chicago
Chicago, IL

Episode #25: April 20, 2009

Intensification: A Comprehensive Approach for Under-Prepared Algebra Students
One of our greatest challenges as mathematics education leaders is ensuring the success of students who enter high school behind in mathematics. This session describes a comprehensive program that strategically blends effective, existing approaches, and teaching materials with research-informed strategies to increase the performance of under-prepared ninth-grade algebra students.

Diane Briars
NCSM President-Elect
Pittsburgh, PA

Episode #26: April 20, 2009

Proportional Reasoning and Success with Algebra: The Incredible Hulk and The Shrunken Kids
Proportional reasoning is fundamental to the successful study of algebra. There are numerous applications in the curriculum, beginning in Kindergarten, that are rich for development of this reasoning method. By understanding proportional reasoning and its many applications, teachers will be better able to prepare students for algebra.

Carole Greenes
NCSM Past President
Arizona State University
Mesa, AZ

Episode #27: April 20, 2009

Guaranteeing Improved Classroom Teaching in 20 Years: What Should We Do Tomorrow?
During the past 100 years, the United States has experienced wave after wave of educational reform with few changes in classroom practice. To ensure we are working toward lasting improvements in teaching- improvements that will increase students' learning -where should we start? What will this path to improvement look like?

James Hiebert
University of Delaware
Newark, DE

Episode #28: April 20, 2009

Knowing and Modeling PRIME Teaching and Learning Leadership!
This interactive session provided an opportunity to develop understanding of the Teaching and Learning Principle leadership actions as described in PRIME. Participants used self-assessment tools to connect the Teaching and Learning Leadership actions into the context of their workplace.

Laurie Boswell
NCSM Regional Director E1
Monroe, NH

Suzanne Mitchell
NCSM Regional Director S2
Jacksonville, AR

Episode #29: April 20, 2009

Knowing and Modeling PRIME Equity Leadership!
This interactive session provided participants with the opportunity to develop understanding of the Equity Principle leadership actions as described in PRIME. Participants used self-assessment tools to connect the Equity actions into the context of their workplace.

Linda Fulmore
NCSM Second Vice President
Cave Creek, AZ

Timothy Kanold
NCSM President
Chicago, IL

Episode #30: April 21, 2009

Becoming a PRIME Stage 2 and 3 Leader: Understanding and Knowing the Power of Our Leadership Influence!
The Stage 2 PRIME leader must become skilled at influencing others toward best practice behaviors. This session provides six specific leadership behaviors for each step of the influence process. Based upon the "Influence" research, learn how to make change not only achievable and sustainable, but inevitable.

Timothy Kanold
NCSM President
Chicago, IL

Episode #31: April 21, 2009

Knowing and Modeling PRIME Curriculum Leadership!
This interactive session provided participants with the opportunity to develop understanding of the Curriculum Principle leadership actions as described in The NCSM PRIME Leadership Framework. Participants used self-assessment tools to connect the Curriculum Principle actions into the context of their workplace.

Diane Briars
NCSM President-Elect
Pittsburgh, PA

Ruth Harbin Miles
NCSM Membership Chair
Hays, KS

Episode #32: April 21, 2009

Educational Gaming - A Trend Line to the Future
Nt Etuk, Co-Founder and CEO of Tabula Digita, creator of the award winning DimensionM math series, offers examples of the latest educational games his company has in development, as well as research results and video footage to demonstrate the remarkable effects of using educational games in learning.

Ntiedo Etuk
Co-Founder and CEO
Tabula Digita, Inc.
New York, NY

Episode #33: April 21, 2009

The Positioning of African American Schoolgirls as Mathematics and Science Learners
This mathematics educator is Co-Principal Investigator on a three-year National Science Foundation-funded study to explore how African American girls within impoverished communities position themselves in relation to mathematics and science learning; and the impact of teachers, counselors and parents' positionality on the girls' science and mathematics learning experiences.

Thomasenia Lott Adams
University of Florida
Gainsville, FL

Episode #34: April 21, 2009

Reasoning and Sense-Making in Mathematics: Issues for Leaders, Teachers, and the Mathematics Community. An Update on NCTM Initiatives and Beyond.
This session challenges leaders to impact student sense-making and proficiency in mathematics across each leader's areas of responsibility. How can leaders support teachers and the mathematics community to engage students in stimulating, sound mathematical learning? Current initiatives of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics are discussed.

Henry Kepner
President
National Council of Teachers of Mathematics
Reston, VA

Episode #35: April 22, 2009

Two Brains (Human Plus Computer) Are Better Than One
This presentation explores the computer-related mathematics education challenges. It covers a number of ideas of things we can (and probably should) be doing now throughout our mathematics education system. The emphasis is on students learning to work effectively in a "two types of brain" environment.

David Moursund
University of Oregon
Eugene, OR

Episode #36: April 22, 2009

What are We Up Against? Experiences of Trying to Bring About Change in the United States and the United Kingdom.
This session draws together findings from Ms. Boaler's work with a broader public- in the United States and the United Kingdom- to represent the understandings and concerns shared by the public, the questions they pose, and the ways we may work with them in the future to bring about change in mathematics teaching.

Jo Boaler
University of Sussex
Brighton, England

Episode #37: April 22, 2009

Dialogues with Latino Parents: Implications for Leaders in Mathematics Education
This presentation draws on over a decade of work with Latino parents and mathematics education. Focusing on the concept of parents as intellectual resources, Ms. Civil discusses parents' perceptions about the teaching and learning of mathematics, valorization of knowledge, issues of language and mathematics, and implications for schools (teachers and administrators).

Marta Civil
University of Arizona
Tucson, AZ

Episode #38: April 22, 2009

Addressing Challenges in Designing and Implementing Teacher Professional Development Programs: Drawing on the Evidence
Despite growing knowledge about effective mathematics teacher professional development, it remains challenging to enact programs in many school and district contexts that draw on this knowledge base. This session provides practical advice for enacting professional development programs that build on what we know from theory, research, and practice.

Iris Weiss
Horizon Research, Inc.
Chapel Hill, NC

Daniel Heck
Horizon Research, Inc.
Chapel Hill, NC