Keynote and Major Session Speakers

Distinguished speakers will be featured throughout the conference. Each will address important issues in mathematics education and leadership. Each of the celebrated speakers below will present a plenary session during the three-day conference in Oakland, CA.

Keith Devlin


2016 Keynote Speaker
Game-Based Learning: The Hype Is Starting to Give Way to Some Surprising Substance

Conference participants will hear about how educators and game developers learned to collaborate effectively, producing learning games that not only appear to work, but to work far better than even the most enthusiastic proponent ever expected. Even in math. Two recent classroom studies from Stanford found significant (up to 20% improvement over a comparison group on a written test) math learning outcomes after just 120 minutes of math-video-game play spread over one month, and similar results have been reported elsewhere. We will learn how the studies were constructed, and what the written tests were really measuring.

Major Session Speakers - Monday through Wednesday, April 11-13, 2016


Spotlight Speakers

We have added a new feature that will spotlight some favorite speakers in addition to the major speakers. These are well-known presenters that submitted proposals and presented at our previous conferences.

Zalman Usiskin
A Curriculum Developer Looks at the Common Core and Its Testing

Michael Steele, Margaret Smith
Moving to Action: Fostering Effective Teaching Practices in the Middle Grades with Principles to Actions

Cathy Humphreys
Learning to Work with Student Thinking: Collaborative Coaching Conversations

David Foster
Supporting Students in Agency, Identity, and Authority

Juli Dixon
Coaching for Cognitive Dissonance: Using Classroom Video as a Catalyst for Change

Karen Fuson
Supporting the CCSSM NF Learning Progression and Avoiding Errors by Using the Standards for Mathematical Practice (SMP)

Ruth Cossey, Karen Mayfield-Ingram
Support Novice Teachers to Be Culturally Empathetic

Matt Larson
A Brief History of Mathematics Education: Lessons for Today's Leaders

Lisa Brown, Brian Newsom
Supporting Educators in Applying Psychology and Learning Sciences Research in Classrooms

Jere Confrey, Ryan Jones, Margaret Hennessey, Meetal Shah
Linking Digital Diagnostic Assessments to Indicators on Learning Trajectories to Meet Students' Diverse Needs

Greg Tang
Critical Connections

Susan Jo Russell
Productive Lingering: Elementary Students Learn About Structure of the Operations Through Representation-Based Argument

Robert Kaplinsky
How to Create a Mathematics Teacher Specialist Network

Deborah Schifter
Noticing Structure, Attending to Precision: Grades 2-5 Students Articulate Generalizations About the Operations

Janie Schielack, Dinah Chancellor, Kathy Riley, Cindy Hart
Create a Math-a-Rama Experience: A Low-cost, Low-stress Process for Introducing Classroom Teachers to Teacher Leadership

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