2013 NCSM Annual Conference

All Sessions

Session information last updated: 4-13-2013

 
All Sessions -- Monday, April 15, 2013
 
98  7:00 AM to
7:30 AM
Centennial AGeneralOral PresentationEquity for Each Learner: Equitable Practices to Engage and Build Student Mathematical Knowledge

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, review 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 conference.

 

Lead Speaker: Dianne DeMille

100  8:00 AM to
9:00 AM
Centennial D-HGeneralKeynote SpeakerEquity for Each Learner: Equitable Practices to Engage and Build Student Mathematical Knowledge

Powering Up!
Vicki Phillips serves as Director of Education, College Ready for the foundation. Phillips oversees work to ensure U.S. high school students graduate ready to succeed, and to improve access to college. Phillips has built a strong education reform record throughout her career, at all levels - from neighborhood schools to the federal government. For nearly three decades, she has endeavored to improve education - as a teacher, state-level policymaker, leader of a nonprofit education foundation, superintendent of a large urban school district and now as the director of education for the foundation. Prior to joining the foundation, she was superintendent of Portland Public Schools in Portland, Oregon. Earlier, Phillips served as Pennsylvania Governor Ed Rendell's appointed secretary of education and that state's chief state school officer. She previously served at the state level in her home state of Kentucky, helping to implement the sweeping changes demanded by the Kentucky Education Reform Act of 1990. Phillips has worked with the U.S. Office of Education in Washington, D.C., and has been a middle and high school teacher. Born in Kentucky and raised on a small farm, Phillips was the first in her family to go to college, and earned first a bachelor's degree in elementary and special education and a master's degree in school psychology from Western Kentucky University. She also holds a doctorate in educational leadership and management from the University of Lincoln in England, and served as a founding member of the governing council for England's National College for School Leadership.

 

Lead Speaker: Vicki Phillips

101  9:30 AM to
10:30 AM
Capitol 4GeneralMajor SpeakerPractices that Support Coaches: Theoretically-Informed and Research-Based Practices for Content and Pedagogy

Coaching: A Practice That Can Transform Education
Lucy West has dedicated her professional life to enriching the learning environments and experiences of children by collaborating with educators around the instructional core. She provides the tools, techniques and professional know how educators need to become fully proficient and courageous coaches, teachers, and educational leaders. Lucy West is recognized internationally for her innovative, effective, and cutting edge ideas and proven practices for transforming schools into multi-generational learning communities that thrive in the 21st Century. She has worked at every level of the system from classroom teacher, to building administrator to curriculum coordinator to district administrator and as consultant to urban, suburban and rural districts. She has mentored hundreds of coaches and principals in how to design coaching initiatives from a systems perspective. Her seminal book, Content-Focused Coaching: Transforming Mathematics Lessons, provides nut and bolts information on how to effectively coach teachers in ways that get visible results in classroom practice. In October, 2002, she began her company, Metamorphosis: Teaching Learning Communities, Inc. dedicated to partnering with districts to design and enact effective professional learning initiatives for educators that result in increased student achievement through more enlightened teaching.

 

Lead Speaker: Lucy West

103  9:30 AM to
10:30 AM
Centennial AMiddle
(6 - 8)
Oral PresentationEquity for Each Learner: Equitable Practices to Engage and Build Student Mathematical Knowledge

Using Mathematical Puzzles and Dialogues to Build a Collaborative Community and Support At-Risk Algebra Students
Algebraic puzzles and student dialogues that exemplify mathematical ways of thinking engage students and encourage meaningful collaboration. Learn how a curriculum designed to support struggling algebra students has used these tools to develop algebraic habits of mind and mathematical practices and increase students' ability to communicate about mathematics.

 

Lead Speaker: Mary Fries
Co-Presenter: Jane Kang

104  9:30 AM to
10:30 AM
Centennial BGeneralOral PresentationAssessing what Counts: Assessment Practices that Lead to New and Different Pathways for Deeper Levels of Understanding

Turning Assessment into Instruction
Assessments should be used to inform instruction. Planning for assessing students is the beginning of a process that must also include follow-up and follow-through. This session will focus on strategies to turn multiple choice, fill-in, and open response questions into instructional moments through a set of standard questions.

 

Lead Speaker: Dean Ballard
Co-Presenter: Mary Buck

105  9:30 AM to
10:30 AM
Centennial CGeneralOral PresentationKnowledge for Leaders to Support a Strategic Infrastructure for Student Learning: Leader Practices that Build Full Knowledge for an Infrastructure to Support High Mathematics Achievement

PRIME 2: Leadership within the Common Core State Standards
PRIME 2 is intended for leaders, in the broadest sense, working together as Leadership Teams, responsible for moving or influencing individuals and groups towards a common goal of improving mathematics achievement for every student. The NCSM Board needs your input on the direction of this new document. NCSM's current PRIME Leadership Framework (2008) is the result of the vision and strategic planning of the organization. It reflects the knowledge, wisdom, and beliefs of the NCSM Board of Directors in support of its members. The Common Core State Standards (CCSS) has changed both the context and the urgency for strong mathematics education leadership. Accordingly, the NCSM Board has charged a committee of expert writers to update the PRIME Leadership Framework to reflect the leadership required to support the widespread implementation of the CCSS in concert with NCSM's central vision of networking, communication, support, and motivation for mathematics leaders.

 

Lead Speaker: Charles Watson
Co-Presenter: Don Balka
Co-Presenter: Gwen Zimmermann
Co-Presenter: Steven Leinwand

106  9:30 AM to
10:30 AM
Mineral AGeneralOral PresentationEquity for Each Learner: Equitable Practices to Engage and Build Student Mathematical Knowledge

Exploring Teachers' Practices of Responding to Students' Ideas
In the two decades since the introduction of the Professional Standards for Teaching Mathematics describing effective mathematics instruction, researchers have found U.S. teachers still lack the ability to foster productive mathematical discourse. This talk will describe a professional learning experience designed to help teachers change their instructional practices.

 

Lead Speaker: Amanda Milewski
Co-Presenter: Anita Anderlite
Co-Presenter: Kristy Schneider
Co-Presenter: Lea McAllister
Co-Presenter: Trish Dunn

107  9:30 AM to
10:30 AM
Mineral B/CSecondary
(9 - 12)
Oral PresentationAssessing what Counts: Assessment Practices that Lead to New and Different Pathways for Deeper Levels of Understanding

The Role of Supervisors in Supporting Formative Assessment in Secondary Classrooms
Supervisors and coaches have a role in providing guidance, feedback, and encouragement for secondary teachers to implement formative assessment. In this session we will discuss strategies to assist teachers in gathering information about students' thinking and reasoning, in using assessment information to modify instruction, and in supporting students in self-assessment.

 

Lead Speaker: Jeane Joyner
Co-Presenter: George Bright

108  9:30 AM to
10:30 AM
Mineral D/EIntermediate
(3 - 5)
Oral PresentationEquity for Each Learner: Equitable Practices to Engage and Build Student Mathematical Knowledge

Constructing Arguments in the Elementary Classroom: Including Struggling and Excelling Students in the Classroom Community
This talk focuses on how students who struggle and students who excel with grade-level computation construct mathematical arguments. Videotaped examples illustrate teaching practices that encourage all students to engage with each other in this substantive mathematical work.

 

Lead Speaker: Susan Jo Russell

109  9:30 AM to
10:30 AM
Mineral F/GGeneralOral PresentationKnowledge for Leaders to Support a Strategic Infrastructure for Student Learning: Leader Practices that Build Full Knowledge for an Infrastructure to Support High Mathematics Achievement

What Can We Learn from Other Countries to Support Student Learning?
The presentations and discussions at ICME-12 held in 2012 can inform our work in the United States as we consider how to make the CCSS for Mathematical Practice a part of our classrooms. How do mathematics teacher leaders from around the world support teachers to ensure high-quality instruction?

 

Lead Speaker: Stacie Kaichi-Imamura
Co-Presenter: Anne Nesbitt

110  9:30 AM to
10:30 AM
Capitol 1GeneralOral PresentationKnowledge for Leaders to Support a Strategic Infrastructure for Student Learning: Leader Practices that Build Full Knowledge for an Infrastructure to Support High Mathematics Achievement

Helping Teachers Implement Research-Based Instructional Practices
The results of a classroom-based research study, which used correct and incorrect examples to help students "construct viable arguments and critique the reasoning of others," will be shared. The attitudes and responses from participating teachers will be analyzed, with resulting implications for how mathematics leaders can help promote instructional change.

 

Lead Speaker: Karin Lange
Co-Presenter: Julie Booth

111  9:30 AM to
10:30 AM
Capitol 2GeneralOral PresentationAssessing what Counts: Assessment Practices that Lead to New and Different Pathways for Deeper Levels of Understanding

Formative Assessment as the Key to Effective Teaching
The power of formative assessment for improving student learning is well established - provided it is well done. How does it work? Research evidence shows that successful performers in mathematics do not always remember precisely the many procedures they have been taught but have learnt to reconstruct and check them when needed. The ability to "debug" your own mathematics requires both conceptual understanding and fluency with the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) for Mathematical Practice - the foci of formative assessment embodied in the Mathematics Assessment Project (MAP) Classroom Challenges. These are being developed by the MAP, funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, as tools to support teachers in meeting the professional challenges involved in making the CCSS a reality in their classroom. This talk will describe and illustrate the design of the Classroom Challenges and the linked Professional Development Support Modules, outlining ways they may be used.

 

Lead Speaker: Hugh Burkhardt

112  9:30 AM to
10:30 AM
Capitol 3GeneralOral PresentationKnowledge for Leaders to Support a Strategic Infrastructure for Student Learning: Leader Practices that Build Full Knowledge for an Infrastructure to Support High Mathematics Achievement

What Does an Exemplary Mathematics Teacher Look Like? The Use of a Professional Development Rubic
A School University Research Network committee researched best practices in mathematics instruction. The resulting professional development rubric can serve a professional development role by providing teachers and administrators with a tool to develop clarity and consensus on best mathematics instructional practices and how these practices should be implemented in the classroom.

 

Lead Speaker: Marguerite Mason
Co-Presenter: Rachael Cofer

113  9:30 AM to
10:30 AM
Capitol 5Middle
(6 - 8)
Oral PresentationEquity for Each Learner: Equitable Practices to Engage and Build Student Mathematical Knowledge

Thinking Beyond the Content: Using Mathematics as a Vehicle to Teach Reasoning
Don't just teach mathematics. Use mathematics to teach reasoning. This session focuses on rebuilding the cognitive structures for understanding mathematics. By unpacking the "Core within the Core" of the Common Core State Standards, students build a framework for making sense of mathematics and use that framework to develop reasoning skills.

 

Lead Speaker: Marilyn Trow

114  9:30 AM to
10:30 AM
Capitol 6Secondary
(9 - 12)
Oral PresentationEquity for Each Learner: Equitable Practices to Engage and Build Student Mathematical Knowledge

Core Math Tools: Supporting Equitable Implementation of the Common Core State Standards
Core Math Tools is an integrated suite of CCSSM-oriented mathematical software including a CAS, spreadsheet, interactive geometry, statistics, and probability tools designed to support all students in developing mathematical proficiency and the Standards for Mathematical Practice, especially the strategic use of technology tools. The software is freely available at www.nctm.org/coremathtools.

 

Lead Speaker: Christian Hirsch
Co-Presenter: Brin Keller

115  9:30 AM to
10:30 AM
Capitol 7GeneralOral PresentationKnowledge for Leaders to Support a Strategic Infrastructure for Student Learning: Leader Practices that Build Full Knowledge for an Infrastructure to Support High Mathematics Achievement

ROSS TAYLOR PAST PRESIDENTS SESSION I NCSM Past Presidents Present a Fast-Paced Program on Profound, Practical Solutions to CCSS Challenges Faced by Mathematics Leaders: Focus on Instruction
Participants interact with former NCSM presidents and peers to address this significant challenge and to produce a wealth of ideas that benefit leaders at all levels. This session is designed for new leaders and for experienced leaders who want new ideas.

 

Lead Speaker: NCSM Past Presidents Panel
Co-Presenter: Larry Bradsby
Co-Presenter: Kay Gilliland
Co-Presenter: Carole Greenes

116  9:30 AM to
10:30 AM
TitaniumGeneralOral PresentationKnowledge for Leaders to Support a Strategic Infrastructure for Student Learning: Leader Practices that Build Full Knowledge for an Infrastructure to Support High Mathematics Achievement

Embracing the Common Core with the Next Generation of Online Blended Learning
This interactive session and live online simulation focuses on a next generational model of personalized online blended learning for mathematics. The integration of the Common Core will be addressed as it pertains to successful interventions for diverse learners. Practices of engaging learners and non-traditional approaches to individualized instruction will be shared.

 

Lead Speaker: Patricia Baltzley

117  9:30 AM to
10:30 AM
ZirconiumGeneralOral PresentationKnowledge for Leaders to Support a Strategic Infrastructure for Student Learning: Leader Practices that Build Full Knowledge for an Infrastructure to Support High Mathematics Achievement

Improving Teacher Practice Using the Common Core State Standards for Mathematical Practice
A middle school principal and high school director of mathematics share their collaborative work to engage teachers in grades 5 through 8 in professional learning using the Common Core State Standards for Mathematical Practice. Teachers developed an understanding of the practices in action and the role of mathematical tasks to support the practices.

 

Lead Speaker: Gwen Zimmermann
Co-Presenter: Jessica McIntyre

118  9:30 AM to
10:30 AM
PlatinumIntermediate
(3 - 5)
Oral PresentationEquity for Each Learner: Equitable Practices to Engage and Build Student Mathematical Knowledge

Focusing on Fractions in the Common Core State Standards
Join us as we focus on fractions as number. Through engaging students with the Standards for Mathematical Practice, teachers can enable students to deepen their understanding of fractions. Participants will experience parts of a 14-day professional development experience focused on the development of fractions in the CCSS.

 

Lead Speaker: Andrea Miller
Co-Presenter: Michele Burgess

118.1  9:30 AM to
10:30 AM
SandstoneGeneralOral PresentationKnowledge for Leaders to Support a Strategic Infrastructure for Student Learning: Leader Practices that Build Full Knowledge for an Infrastructure to Support High Mathematics Achievement

Navigating the NCSM Website
The NCSM Website is packed with information that can help you in your leadership work if you know where to look. Come learn about the wide range of NCSM resources and where to find them on the website. Bring your questions and suggestions for the future of the website.

 

Lead Speaker: Shawn Towle

119  10:45 AM to
11:45 AM
Capitol 4GeneralMajor SpeakerKnowledge for Leaders to Support a Strategic Infrastructure for Student Learning: Leader Practices that Build Full Knowledge for an Infrastructure to Support High Mathematics Achievement

What Are the Implications of the Common Core State Standards Transformation-Based Geometry Focus? How Do We Support Teacher and Student Learning?
NANETTE SEAGO currently serves as PI for the DRK-12 NSF Learning and Teaching Geometry: Videocases for Mathematics Professional Development project. Additionally, she serves as Co-PI for an IES project: Linear Functions for Teaching: An Efficacy Study of Learning and Teaching Linear Functions. From 2003-2009 she served as Co-PI for two other NSF projects, a ROLE project: Turning to the Evidence: What Teachers Learn by Using Classroom Records and Artifacts in Mathematics Instruction and a teacher enhancement project: Developing Facilitators of Practice-Based Professional Development. From 1998- 2004, Nanette Seago served as the Co-PI for the NSF Video Cases for Mathematics Professional Development Project. In 2002, Seago collaborated with LessonLab in the development of the TIMSS-R public release videos and the design of an online course sponsored by Intel Corporation entitled: TIMSS Video Studies: Explorations of Algebra Teaching. She is lead author of Learning and Teaching Linear Functions: Video Cases for Mathematics Professional Development, and co-author of Examining Mathematics Practice through Classroom Artifacts.

 

Lead Speaker: Nanette Seago

120  10:45 AM to
11:45 AM
Quartz A/BSecondary
(9 - 12)
Technology ShowcaseEquity for Each Learner: Equitable Practices to Engage and Build Student Mathematical Knowledge

Experience the Power of Personalized Instruction and Practice: Teaching Secondary Mathematics Online with MyMathLab
Making the transition to digital? Learn best practices to achieve increased results and student success from award-winning author Elayn Martin-Gay. Attendees will experience MyMathLab - an online curriculum that engages student learning and gives teachers all the tools they need to deliver all or a portion of their course online.

 

Lead Speaker: Elayn Martin-Gay

121  10:45 AM to
11:45 AM
Centennial AMiddle
(6 - 8)
Oral PresentationKnowledge for Leaders to Support a Strategic Infrastructure for Student Learning: Leader Practices that Build Full Knowledge for an Infrastructure to Support High Mathematics Achievement

Linking Problem Solving and the Standards for Mathematical Practice
In this highly interactive session, you'll try Speak, Write, Reflect, Revise, a cooperative learning process that links problem solving with rich classroom discourse and writing. Examine this process through the lens of mathematical practices and see how every student contributes to a classroom full of successful problem solvers.

 

Lead Speaker: Robyn Silbey

122  10:45 AM to
11:45 AM
Centennial BMiddle
(6 - 8)
Oral PresentationKnowledge for Leaders to Support a Strategic Infrastructure for Student Learning: Leader Practices that Build Full Knowledge for an Infrastructure to Support High Mathematics Achievement

Providing ALL Students Access and Opportunity to Wrestle with, Make Sense of, and Communicate About Important Mathematics
This session will focus on discussing the activities that leaders in learning groups can implement to ensure equitable practices that help students meet the expectations of the Common Core State Standards (in particular, the Standards for Mathematical Practice) through hands-on activities.

 

Lead Speaker: Harold Asturias

123  10:45 AM to
11:45 AM
Centennial CMiddle
(6 - 8)
Oral PresentationKnowledge for Leaders to Support a Strategic Infrastructure for Student Learning: Leader Practices that Build Full Knowledge for an Infrastructure to Support High Mathematics Achievement

Developing Mathematical Practices in Algebra: A Course to Immerse Teachers and Students in the Standards for Mathematical Practice
Come learn about a new professional development course for teachers to unpack several key standards for mathematical practice, engage in mathematics tasks to find evidence of their own use of the practices, and learn about specific instructional strategies that encourage these practices. Participants will experience several examples from the course.

 

Lead Speaker: Life Legeros
Co-Presenter: Grace Kelemanik
Co-Presenter: Susan Janssen

124  10:45 AM to
11:45 AM
Mineral APrimary
(PK - 2)
Oral PresentationAssessing what Counts: Assessment Practices that Lead to New and Different Pathways for Deeper Levels of Understanding

Using Assessment as the Road Map Through the Common Core State Standards
Charged with transitioning primary grades to the Common Core State Standards with minimal budgetary resources or time, assessments can be used to model high-quality mathematics instructional practices. Participants will examine assessment items, student responses, and scoring tools used to help teachers monitor student learning and drive instructional decisions.

 

Lead Speaker: Marcy Myers
Co-Presenter: Laura Hunovice

125  10:45 AM to
11:45 AM
Mineral B/CGeneralOral PresentationPractices that Support Coaches: Theoretically-Informed and Research-Based Practices for Content and Pedagogy

Using "Plan Do Study Act" to Increase Student Engagement
What practices increase student engagement? We define "Plan Do Study Act" (PDSA). Participants plan their own PDSA. Results from our PDSA are shared. Participants experience a mathematics lesson where conferring and accountable talk is demonstrated. Tools are provided to implement their own PDSA.

 

Lead Speaker: Rick ODriscoll
Co-Presenter: Kimber Fessler

126  10:45 AM to
11:45 AM
Mineral D/EIntermediate
(3 - 5)
Oral PresentationKnowledge for Leaders to Support a Strategic Infrastructure for Student Learning: Leader Practices that Build Full Knowledge for an Infrastructure to Support High Mathematics Achievement

A Constellation of Common Core Content and Practice Standards
Classroom cases will be presented to illustrate how three of the Standards for Mathematical Practice (#2: reason abstractly and quantitatively; #3: construct viable arguments and critique the reasoning of others; and #7: look for and make use of structure) can be integrated into work on multi-digit computation as a constellation of content and practice standards.

 

Lead Speaker: Deborah Schifter

127  10:45 AM to
11:45 AM
Mineral F/GGeneralOral PresentationEquity for Each Learner: Equitable Practices to Engage and Build Student Mathematical Knowledge

Build Motivation, Perseverance, and Achievement for ALL Learners by Implementing Blended Learning with Interactive, Visual Instructional Software
Learn how a group of our schools integrated instructional mathematics software to address the achievement gap in mathematics and discovered benefits including intrinsic motivation, problem solving, perseverance, and a love of mathematics. We'll share lessons learned about what to look for in instructional technology and share samples from our program.

 

Lead Speaker: Erich Zeller
Co-Presenter: Laurel Rotter

128  10:45 AM to
11:45 AM
Capitol 1Secondary
(9 - 12)
Oral PresentationKnowledge for Leaders to Support a Strategic Infrastructure for Student Learning: Leader Practices that Build Full Knowledge for an Infrastructure to Support High Mathematics Achievement

Experience Instructional Tools that Will Help Students Develop and Exhibit the Standards for Mathematical Practice
This session will unpack the Standards for Mathematical Practice, then recommend and analyze mathematics tools that support the acquisition of the requisite knowledge (e.g., vocabulary, justification language) and development of skills (e.g., technology familiarity) needed by students to exhibit the expertise to develop individual practices. Lesson examples utilizing research-based tools will be shared.

 

Lead Speaker: John Brunsting

129  10:45 AM to
11:45 PM
Capitol 2Intermediate
(3 - 5)
Sponsor ShowcaseEquity for Each Learner: Equitable Practices to Engage and Build Student Mathematical Knowledge

How to Differentiate Your Mathematics Instruction, Grades K-5
Attend this session to learn more about differentiating mathematics instruction with Jayne Bamford Lynch, coauthor of the newly revised "Math for All: Differentiating Instruction, Grades K-2 and 3-5." You will find this revised resource, titled "How to Differentiate Your Math Instruction, Grades K-5: Lessons, Ideas, and Video for Common Core Support" in your NCSM tote bag. In this highly experiential session, you will engage in differentiated mathematics tasks and work with others to analyze how these tasks address the varied needs of students. You will experience and examine a variety of approaches and models for differentiating. And you will visit mathematics classrooms via video in which teachers are intentional about their curricular choices and think carefully about what students need to learn and how that learning can best be supported.

 

Lead Speaker: Jayne Bamford-Lynch

130  10:45 AM to
11:45 AM
Capitol 3GeneralOral PresentationEquity for Each Learner: Equitable Practices to Engage and Build Student Mathematical Knowledge

The Common Core State Standards and Creativity: Adding a Ninth Standard for Mathematical Practice?
The Common Core State Standards for Mathematical Practice are necessary for mathematical reasoning and sense-making, but are they sufficient for developing mathematical passion and innovation? Come explore proven strategies for developing and supporting students as they create, share, assess, and collaborate on multiple and original solutions and pose related problems.

 

Lead Speaker: Linda Sheffield

131  10:45 AM to
11:45 AM
Capitol 5Middle
(6 - 8)
Oral PresentationKnowledge for Leaders to Support a Strategic Infrastructure for Student Learning: Leader Practices that Build Full Knowledge for an Infrastructure to Support High Mathematics Achievement

Creating Understanding Through Active Engagement and Inquiry
Learn how implementing the Common Core State Standards for Mathematical Practice helps to create deep conceptual understanding and connections to ideas in mathematics. In this workshop, teachers will experience active engagement through research-based, rich, hands-on activities. Participants will leave with ready-to-use ideas and materials.

 

Lead Speaker: Denise McDowell

132  10:45 AM to
11:45 AM
Capitol 6GeneralOral PresentationEquity for Each Learner: Equitable Practices to Engage and Build Student Mathematical Knowledge

How Does Equity Affect Expectations for All?
High expectations for all students is often heard, but how do we help teachers achieve this belief and practice in the classroom? This session will examine an elementary coaching project that used practical steps to assist teachers in building equity by examining instructional decisions and incorporating "math talk" in their lessons.

 

Lead Speaker: Lisa Rogers

133  10:45 AM to
11:45 AM
Capitol 7Intermediate
(3 - 5)
Oral PresentationEquity for Each Learner: Equitable Practices to Engage and Build Student Mathematical Knowledge

Reaching All Learners by Differentiating Instruction in Grades 3-5
Learn ways to help teachers meet the varying needs of students. Hands-on activities will illustrate ways to address prior learning deficiencies with common core content. Ways to extend learning will also be demonstrated and discussed. Explore games, rich mathematical tasks, adapting tasks to students' interests and cultures, and more!

 

Lead Speaker: Janet Caldwell

134  10:45 AM to
11:45 AM
TitaniumIntermediate
(3 - 5)
Oral PresentationPractices that Support Coaches: Theoretically-Informed and Research-Based Practices for Content and Pedagogy

For Mathematics Specialists/Coaches/Instructional Leaders: What is Fluency? Why is it Important?
This session is for those responsible for implementation of the Common Core State Standards! We will consider fluency and how it is defined. Why is fluency important? How does fluency connect to the Mathematical Practices and understanding mathematics? How should we assess fluency? Should fluency be defined more broadly? Come find out!

 

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

135  10:45 AM to
11:45 AM
ZirconiumMiddle
(6 - 8)
Oral PresentationAssessing what Counts: Assessment Practices that Lead to New and Different Pathways for Deeper Levels of Understanding

Understanding Student Learning to Assess Student Understanding
To effectively guide student learning, teachers must develop greater confidence in their own decision-making and expertise in classroom assessment. This interactive session will engage participants in several aspects of a professional development program designed to develop teachers' formative and summative assessment practices.

 

Lead Speaker: David Webb

136  10:45 AM to
11:45 AM
PlatinumGeneralOral PresentationPractices that Support Coaches: Theoretically-Informed and Research-Based Practices for Content and Pedagogy

Depicting Classroom Scenarios to Facilitate Discussions About Mathematical Practice and its Standards
How can a coach help teachers attend to the Standards for Mathematical Practice as they teach? Coaches can use technology to create simplified depictions of lessons observed (rendered with cartoon characters) and use those to discuss (and later also depict) possible alternatives. Such visualization of possible practice can help develop expertise.

 

Lead Speaker: Pat Herbst

136.1  10:45 AM to
11:45 AM
SandstoneGeneralOral PresentationKnowledge for Leaders to Support a Strategic Infrastructure for Student Learning: Leader Practices that Build Full Knowledge for an Infrastructure to Support High Mathematics Achievement

Communicating Through NCSM
Come learn the process of how the NCSM Newsletter and eNEWS are composed and how you can become a part of the communications process for NCSM.

 

Lead Speaker: Lynn Columba
Co-Presenter: Mike Hall

138  12:15 PM to
1:15 PM
Capitol 4GeneralMajor SpeakerEquity for Each Learner: Equitable Practices to Engage and Build Student Mathematical Knowledge

Kay Gilliland Lecture on Equity: Equity in Education - Visions and Reality
Miriam Leiva is an ELL whose family migrated here for economic reasons. She went into mathematics because "...it was the only language I could understand in school." A mathematics teacher for over 40 years, Miriam is the Bonnie Cone Distinguished Professor Emerita at UNC Charlotte where she also received the Teacher Excellence Award. She is the Founding President of TODOS: Mathematics for ALL, served as NSF Director of Teacher Preparation, on the boards of NCSM, NCTM, and as President of the NC Council of Teachers of Mathematics, She received the NCSM Glenn Gilbert National Leadership Award, the TODOS Iris Carl Leadership and Equity Award, the Rankin Award from NCCTM, the Guilford College Alumni Excellence Award, and the North Carolina Diamante Award for her contributions to the education of Latino-Hispanics. She has made presentations nationally and internationally and published in journals and books including eleven NCTM books.

 

Lead Speaker: Miriam A. Leiva

139  12:15 PM to
1:15 PM
Quartz A/BGeneralTechnology ShowcaseKnowledge for Leaders to Support a Strategic Infrastructure for Student Learning: Leader Practices that Build Full Knowledge for an Infrastructure to Support High Mathematics Achievement

Personalized Digital Math Instruction Promotes Achievement for All Students
Attend this session to see motivational and learning research in action through engaging adaptive math software for Grades 6-12! Participants will discuss the benefits of utilizing innovative, research-based digital instruction in the math classroom and in the positive impact it has on student achievement.

 

Lead Speaker: Kris Hobaugh

140  12:15 PM to
1:15 PM
Centennial AGeneralOral PresentationKnowledge for Leaders to Support a Strategic Infrastructure for Student Learning: Leader Practices that Build Full Knowledge for an Infrastructure to Support High Mathematics Achievement

RTI: Now That You Have Identified the Students, What Do You Do with Them?
Learn how a large urban district developed and implemented a K-12 Tier 2 intervention system aligned to the CCSS. From planning to implementation, engage in conversations about the challenges and successes of getting all stakeholders on board. Find out how implementing RTI Tier 2 mathematics interventions has impacted mathematics instruction.

 

Lead Speaker: Lee Ann Pruske
Co-Presenter: Beth Schefelker

141  12:15 PM to
1:15 PM
Centennial BGeneralOral PresentationAssessing what Counts: Assessment Practices that Lead to New and Different Pathways for Deeper Levels of Understanding

Informal Opportunities for Assessment in K-5 Classrooms
Through video of K-5 teachers working with individuals and small groups we will consider how these moments are assessment opportunities. What questions do teachers ask? What do they look and listen for in students' responses? How can teachers create regular opportunities for these assessments? How do they inform their teaching?

 

Lead Speaker: Arusha Hollister
Co-Presenter: Megan Murray

142  12:15 PM to
1:15 PM
Centennial CPrimary
(PK - 2)
Oral PresentationAssessing what Counts: Assessment Practices that Lead to New and Different Pathways for Deeper Levels of Understanding

It's the Work that Matters! Assessing Understanding Using Problem-Solving Tasks
The presenters will describe how their work with Professional Learning Communities developed and changed teacher ideas about assessment practices. A study of mathematical practices sets the stage for teacher discussions on quality tasks and student understanding. Participants will engage in collaborative dialogue about selecting tasks and analyzing student work.

 

Lead Speaker: Joneida Nelson-Generette
Co-Presenter: Lawson Anthony
Co-Presenter: Harold McCray

143  12:15 PM to
1:15 PM
Mineral AIntermediate
(3 - 5)
Oral PresentationKnowledge for Leaders to Support a Strategic Infrastructure for Student Learning: Leader Practices that Build Full Knowledge for an Infrastructure to Support High Mathematics Achievement

Interviewing Students (Grades 3-5) to Learn About Their Algebraic Reasoning: What Teachers Learn and How it Informs Their Practice
This session examines interviews focused on maintaining equivalence in addition and multiplication expressions; principles which underlie strategies for computations (19 + 6 = 20 + 5; 16 x 3 = 8 x 6). In the interviews, teachers uncover how students reason about such equations and consider implications for their practice.

 

Lead Speaker: Virginia Bastable

144  12:15 PM to
1:15 PM
Mineral B/CIntermediate
(3 - 5)
Oral PresentationKnowledge for Leaders to Support a Strategic Infrastructure for Student Learning: Leader Practices that Build Full Knowledge for an Infrastructure to Support High Mathematics Achievement

Transitioning to the Common Core State Standards: What to Look for in Classrooms
What should we observe in a mathematics classroom that is aligned with the Common Core State Standards for Mathematical Practice? We will identify "look fors" to guide administrators in assessing their school's transition to these standards and offer practical ideas for supporting teachers as they build an understanding of the standards.

 

Lead Speaker: Susan O''Connell

145  12:15 PM to
1:15 PM
Mineral D/EGeneralOral PresentationPractices that Support Coaches: Theoretically-Informed and Research-Based Practices for Content and Pedagogy

Differentiated Coaching: Providing Each Teacher with the Support Needed to Reach Each Student
As teachers work to integrate the Common Core State Standards, their very different strengths, beliefs, and fears mean that one-size-fits-all coaching isn't enough. Learn how to anticipate and meet these very different needs, flexing your own coaching style to provide differentiated support to teachers who are very different from you.

 

Lead Speaker: Jane Kise

146  12:15 PM to
1:15 PM
Mineral F/GSecondary
(9 - 12)
Oral PresentationEquity for Each Learner: Equitable Practices to Engage and Build Student Mathematical Knowledge

Using the Professional Learning Communities Disciplines to Foster Equity
In this session, we will actively explore forms of inequity and how leaders can employ the disciplines of Professional Learning Communities Leaders to support teachers in collaboratively creating and sustaining mathematical environments that will foster positive relationships between students and the materials, and nurture students' capacity for self-reflection and responsibility for learning.

 

Lead Speaker: Comfort Akwaji-Anderson
Co-Presenter: Janice Krouse

147  12:15 PM to
1:15 PM
Capitol 1GeneralOral PresentationKnowledge for Leaders to Support a Strategic Infrastructure for Student Learning: Leader Practices that Build Full Knowledge for an Infrastructure to Support High Mathematics Achievement

Understanding the Standards for Mathematical Practice #4: Model with Mathematics
How do we think about tasks to promote mathematical modeling across grade levels and levels of understanding? Within the Common Core State Standards, understanding the Standards for Mathematical Practice in the context of appropriate mathematical content can be a challenge. This session will open a discussion on modeling tasks - what criteria characterize a modeling task and some potential pitfalls of this type of task. Specific task types will be discussed and highlighted as stepping stones on a continuum towards full-fledged modeling.

 

Lead Speaker: Ellen Whitesides

148  12:15 PM to
1:15 PM
Capital 2GeneralSponsor ShowcaseKnowledge for Leaders to Support a Strategic Infrastructure for Student Learning: Leader Practices that Build Full Knowledge for an Infrastructure to Support High Mathematics Achievement

Defining Effective Learning Experiences for Educators in a Common Core Classroom
Effective learning experiences for educators developing their capacity for effective mathematics instruction within a Common Core classroom begins with learning environments that build their pedagogical base. Such capacity building requires a focus on three elements: content knowledge, understanding how students learn, and instructional practices that support student learning. This session highlights the kinds of experiences needed in a professional learning community to transform instruction.

 

Lead Speaker: Marji Freeman
Co-Presenter: Patty Clark

149  12:15 PM to
1:15 PM
Capitol 3GeneralOral PresentationKnowledge for Leaders to Support a Strategic Infrastructure for Student Learning: Leader Practices that Build Full Knowledge for an Infrastructure to Support High Mathematics Achievement

2020 Vision: What Changes Should Be Made for the Next Edition of the Common Core State Standards?
Just as the NCTM Standards of 1989 were followed by the PSSM of 2000 and the Focal Points of 2006, the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) of 2010 should not be viewed as eternal. We need to begin early to consider the necessary changes to correct problems and keep the CCSS up to date.

 

Lead Speaker: Zalman Usiskin

150  12:15 PM to
1:15 PM
Capitol 5GeneralOral PresentationAssessing what Counts: Assessment Practices that Lead to New and Different Pathways for Deeper Levels of Understanding

Rethinking Assessment: How Can We Retool It to Empower Our Use in Classrooms?
This session summarizes several presentations from ICME-12 illustrating how mathematics misconceptions and gaps can be better understood to change the face of classroom practice. Participants will work with tasks, items, learning progressions, data, and discuss how to use this information to reshape the way we think about and use assessments.

 

Lead Speaker: Pamela Paek
Co-Presenter: Richard Askey
Co-Presenter: Barbara Savage
Co-Presenter: Sean Nank

151  12:15 PM to
1:15 PM
Capitol 6GeneralOral PresentationEquity for Each Learner: Equitable Practices to Engage and Build Student Mathematical Knowledge

"I'm Not Trained to Teach That Kid": Challenging and Transforming Deficit Thinking About Students with Disabilities
Including all learners in mathematics classrooms means shifting both the practices and the beliefs of teachers about who belongs in their classrooms. Teachers are taught to see special education students through a deficit lens. This workshop will present activities to transform teacher thinking, including simulations, multi-media discussion groups, and coaching strategies.

 

Lead Speaker: Rachel Lambert
Co-Presenter: Despina Stylianou
Co-Presenter: Kara Imm
Co-Presenter: Janan Hamm

152  12:15 PM to
1:15 PM
Capitol 7Secondary
(9 - 12)
Oral PresentationEquity for Each Learner: Equitable Practices to Engage and Build Student Mathematical Knowledge

Realizing the Spirit and Vision of the Standards for Mathematical Practice: Addressing Challenges of Equity and Access in a Problem-Based Classroom
How can we support administrators, specialists and teachers in realizing the spirit and vision of the Common Core State Standards for Mathematical Practice? This session will engage participants in research and discussions around solving the most important challenges related to promoting equity and access in a problem-based high school mathematics classroom.

 

Lead Speaker: Jon Manon
Co-Presenter: Jamila Riser
Co-Presenter: Valerie Maxwell
Co-Presenter: Janice McCarthy
Co-Presenter: Vickie Pendleton
Co-Presenter: Sherry Fraser

153  12:15 PM to
1:15 PM
TitaniumMiddle
(6 - 8)
Oral PresentationPractices that Support Coaches: Theoretically-Informed and Research-Based Practices for Content and Pedagogy

Coaching and Professional Development Targeting Mathematical Learning by Students Who Are English Language Learners: Integrating Mathematical Diagramming and Language Supports
Explore professional development materials that support coaches and teachers in engaging students who are English language learners in learning mathematical content and using mathematical practices. Examine how students learn to use and analyze visual representations such as diagrams to support mathematical thinking, and how language support strategies support that mathematical work.

 

Lead Speaker: Mark Driscoll
Co-Presenter: Johannah Nikula
Co-Presenter: Peter Tierney-Fife

154  12:15 PM to
1:15 PM
ZirconiumGeneralOral PresentationPractices that Support Coaches: Theoretically-Informed and Research-Based Practices for Content and Pedagogy

The Common Core Cure: Supporting Schools and Teachers Using a Tiered Approach
Through the implementation of Michigan State University Launch Into Teaching instructional best practices, and by creating a systematic tiered approach of support, we will chronicle our journey of supporting teachers and schools on the Common Core State Standards for Mathematical Practice with content professional development and instructional coaching.

 

Lead Speaker: Jacqueline Burns
Co-Presenter: Janita Ford

155  12:15 PM to
1:15 PM
PlatinumGeneralOral PresentationPractices that Support Coaches: Theoretically-Informed and Research-Based Practices for Content and Pedagogy

Engaging the Algebra II Student: A Professional Development Approach
Current theory on teaching Algebra II calls for engaging instruction that draws students into the learning process. Learn how Arkansas used professional development to turn the tide on instructional practices as part of its goal to bring credibility back to the diploma and help prepare students for college mathematics and beyond.

 

Lead Speaker: Lynne Nielsen

155.1  12:15 PM to
1:15 PM
SandstoneGeneralOral PresentationKnowledge for Leaders to Support a Strategic Infrastructure for Student Learning: Leader Practices that Build Full Knowledge for an Infrastructure to Support High Mathematics Achievement

Writing for the NCSM Journal
Learn how to write, submit, and review for the NCSM Journal. This session focuses on the processes and helpful hints on the NCSM Journal process.

 

Co-Presenter: Linda Davenport
Lead Speaker: Angela Barlow

156  1:30 PM to
2:30 PM
Capitol 4GeneralMajor SpeakerAssessing what Counts: Assessment Practices that Lead to New and Different Pathways for Deeper Levels of Understanding

Implementing the Common Core
Dr. Nathan Burroughs is a researcher at the Center for the Study of Curriculum at Michigan State University. His work focuses on issues related to educational inequality, with a recent emphasis on teacher preparation and opportunity to learn. Previously a researcher at the Center for Evaluation and Education Policy at Indiana University, he received his PhD in Political Science from the University of Georgia.

 

Lead Speaker: Nathan Burroughs

157  1:30 PM to
2:30 PM
Quartz A/BIntermediate
(3 - 5)
Technology ShowcaseKnowledge for Leaders to Support a Strategic Infrastructure for Student Learning: Leader Practices that Build Full Knowledge for an Infrastructure to Support High Mathematics Achievement

Meet the Common Core State Standards and Blaze a Trail to Student Success with the New Digital Edition of Math Trailblazers
Be among the first to get a sneak peek at the new digital edition of Math Trailblazers! Fully updated and aligned to the Common Core State Standards (CCSS), it integrates interactive technology that supports your CCSS implementation, emphasizes the Standards for Mathematical Practice, and ensures the development of mathematically proficient students. Come explore the new edition's powerful combination of powerful, interactive instructional tools and rich, research-based mathematical content, and learn how it provides a more meaningful classroom experience for both teachers and students.

 

Lead Speaker: Meg Yeakey

158  1:30 PM to
2:30 PM
Capitol 2Secondary
(9 - 12)
Sponsor ShowcaseKnowledge for Leaders to Support a Strategic Infrastructure for Student Learning: Leader Practices that Build Full Knowledge for an Infrastructure to Support High Mathematics Achievement

How the Common Core State Standards for Mathematical Practice Look in a Technology-Rich Classroom
Get a virtual look inside a fully aligned classroom to see all eight Standards for Mathematical Practice in action. Using standards-aligned TI-Nspire™ solutions, the presentation will show district- and building-level supervisors how teachers are using technology appropriately to help their students master the mathematics concepts necessary for success in college and career.

 

Lead Speaker: Jennifer Wilson

159  1:30 PM to
2:30 PM
Centennial AGeneralOral PresentationKnowledge for Leaders to Support a Strategic Infrastructure for Student Learning: Leader Practices that Build Full Knowledge for an Infrastructure to Support High Mathematics Achievement

Supporting Teacher Learning About the Common Core State Standards for Mathematical Practice Using Student Dialogues that Model the Standards for Mathematical Practice
Learn more about the Common Core State Standards for Mathematical Practice by using student dialogues that model these practices. Experience how student dialogues and accompanying resources can be used in teacher professional development. Explore ways to support teacher understanding of the connections between mathematical content and mathematical practice.

 

Lead Speaker: Johannah Nikula
Co-Presenter: June Mark
Co-Presenter: Katherine Schwinden
Co-Presenter: Victor Mateas

160  1:30 PM to
2:30 PM
Centennial BGeneralOral PresentationEquity for Each Learner: Equitable Practices to Engage and Build Student Mathematical Knowledge

Using Mindsets Theory to Help Teachers Understand the Correct Language to Promote Sense-Making and Perseverance
Helping teachers and students have a growth mind set can make dramatic differences in classroom environments, ultimately leading to better achievement. This session will help participants understand how to nurture a "growth mindset" in students and create classrooms that support problem solving and perseverance.

 

Lead Speaker: Beth Schefelker
Co-Presenter: Connie Laughlin
Co-Presenter: Melissa Hedges

161  1:30 PM to
2:30 PM
Centennial CMiddle
(6 - 8)
Oral PresentationPractices that Support Coaches: Theoretically-Informed and Research-Based Practices for Content and Pedagogy

Good, Better, Best: Increasing Teacher Quality with Differentiated Professional Development While Implementing the Common Core State Standards
The Common Core State Standards propel the need to increase the quality of mathematics instruction. To help teachers improve, we need to offer differentiated professional development. Classroom observation, mentoring sessions, demonstration lessons, video analysis, and electronic coaching enable teachers to utilize strengths and revise outdated instructional practices.

 

Lead Speaker: Jennifer Taylor-Cox

162  1:30 PM to
2:30 PM
Capitol 1Secondary
(9 - 12)
Oral PresentationAssessing what Counts: Assessment Practices that Lead to New and Different Pathways for Deeper Levels of Understanding

Pressing Pause: An Online Professional Development Model That Helps Teachers Take Time to Examine Student Thinking
Listening to student thinking during classroom teaching is challenging. Teachers struggle to generate questions that serve the dual purpose of learning more about the student's ideas while moving that student's thinking forward. This session describes online professional development that allowed us to craft and reflect on teacher-student problem-solving interactions asynchronously.

 

Lead Speaker: Max Ray
Co-Presenter: Valerie Klein

163  1:30 PM to
2:30 PM
Capitol 3GeneralOral PresentationEquity for Each Learner: Equitable Practices to Engage and Build Student Mathematical Knowledge

Strategies Used to Promote Discourse in Mathematics Classrooms
In many classrooms, students sitting together in teams does not guarantee effective mathematical discourse. Defending one's position is important, but everyone needs to be heard. We will model activities that encourage students to talk, write, and share ideas. Status is important so some of these activities will address this issue.

 

Lead Speaker: Chris Mikles
Co-Presenter: Karen Wootton

164  1:30 PM to
2:30 PM
Capitol 5GeneralOral PresentationKnowledge for Leaders to Support a Strategic Infrastructure for Student Learning: Leader Practices that Build Full Knowledge for an Infrastructure to Support High Mathematics Achievement

System-Wide Professional Development Coordinated with Curriculum and Assessment: Example Drawn from the Mathematical Ideas Related to Addition and Subtraction Procedures
The St. Joseph School District plan to support teachers to implement the content and practice standards of CCSS includes providing on-site training for teachers to become the facilitators of professional Development in their schools. In this session, we will examine a particular math topic - understanding the procedures for addition and subtraction.

 

Lead Speaker: Shelley Nordquist
Co-Presenter: Virginia Bastable
Co-Presenter: Brian Shindorf

165  1:30 PM to
2:30 PM
Capitol 6GeneralOral PresentationKnowledge for Leaders to Support a Strategic Infrastructure for Student Learning: Leader Practices that Build Full Knowledge for an Infrastructure to Support High Mathematics Achievement

Developing Systemic Understanding of the Mathematical Practices and Common Core State Standards
In this session we will discuss a professional development effort that challenged teachers in an entire district to develop their understanding of the Standards for Mathematical Practice and delve into implementation of the CCSS. We will share examples of curriculum support materials and effects of reflecting on teaching practices.

 

Lead Speaker: Meghan Hearn
Co-Presenter: Randi Blue

166  1:30 PM to
2:30 PM
Capitol 7Primary
(PK - 2)
Oral PresentationKnowledge for Leaders to Support a Strategic Infrastructure for Student Learning: Leader Practices that Build Full Knowledge for an Infrastructure to Support High Mathematics Achievement

Teaching Primary Mathematics with More Understanding and Less Counting
Research suggests that children's future mathematics achievement depends upon their early mathematics skills. Young learners must develop a robust mental infrastructure, based on logic and understanding, not rote counting. Most children do best with a visual process (not auditory) incorporating fives' groupings and explicit number naming. Struggling learners especially benefit.

 

Lead Speaker: Joan Cotter
Co-Presenter: Tracy Mittleider

167  1:30 PM to
2:30 PM
TitaniumGeneralOral PresentationAssessing what Counts: Assessment Practices that Lead to New and Different Pathways for Deeper Levels of Understanding

Reengaging Students in Mathematics: A Look Inside One Formative Assessment Strategy
Reengagement is grounded in the effective and intentional use of student thinking to forward learning. In this session, leaders will explore this strategy and experience a reengagement task. While not a familiar strategy, it has proven productive and inspiring for teachers as they deepen their thinking about formative assessment.

 

Lead Speaker: Valerie Mills
Co-Presenter: Dana Gosen
Co-Presenter: Geraldine Devine
Co-Presenter: Denise Brady

168  1:30 PM to
2:30 PM
ZirconiumSecondary
(9 - 12)
Oral PresentationPractices that Support Coaches: Theoretically-Informed and Research-Based Practices for Content and Pedagogy

Coaching Teacher Change: Reasoning and Sense Making
This presentation shares the results of a professional development study in which secondary mathematics teachers worked to incorporate reasoning and sense making into their teaching. The challenges and opportunities that teachers encountered will be shared, as well as coaching strategies learned.

 

Lead Speaker: Lindsay Keazer

169  1:30 PM to
2:30 PM
PlatinumIntermediate
(3 - 5)
Oral PresentationKnowledge for Leaders to Support a Strategic Infrastructure for Student Learning: Leader Practices that Build Full Knowledge for an Infrastructure to Support High Mathematics Achievement

Professional Learning is the Key to Change: Strategies for Transforming K-5 Mathematics Instruction and Learning
Professional learning for teachers and administrators must be embedded into any effort leading to new and innovative ways of teaching mathematics. This session will focus on specific professional development strategies that have been successful in moving school districts toward implementation of the Common Core State Standards. An emphasis will be placed on K-5 content.

 

Lead Speaker: Kimberly Rimbey

169.1  1:30 PM to
2:30 PM
SandstoneGeneralOral PresentationKnowledge for Leaders to Support a Strategic Infrastructure for Student Learning: Leader Practices that Build Full Knowledge for an Infrastructure to Support High Mathematics Achievement

NCSM Membership Matters!
Come find out what NCSM can do for you. Learn about our membership benefits and all we have to offer. Meet our membership team and give us ideas, guidance, and input on our webinars, leadership academies and seminars, and our annual conference. Sign up to volunteer and to serve on our committees.

 

Lead Speaker: Ruth Harbin Miles

170  2:45 PM to
3:45 PM
Capitol 4GeneralMajor SpeakerKnowledge for Leaders to Support a Strategic Infrastructure for Student Learning: Leader Practices that Build Full Knowledge for an Infrastructure to Support High Mathematics Achievement

Reaching the Peak of Mathematics Leadership by Transforming Teacher Practice
Suzanne Mitchell, NCSM President, is an associate professor of mathematics at Arkansas State University, the Executive Director of the Arkansas STEM Coalition, and a program officer for the Improving Teacher Quality program at the Arkansas Department of Higher Education. Previously she taught secondary mathematics for ten years and served as the mathematics coordinator for six years in the Pulaski County Special School District in Little Rock, Arkansas. After working the mathematics and science coordinator for the Kansas City, MO school district for four years she returned to Arkansas to build a state-wide mathematics professional development program known as the Arkansas Math Crusade which further expanded to a Science Crusade and a K-4 Crusade using a ten million dollar National Science Foundation Statewide Systemic Initiative grant. She has served as a member of many national groups including the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, the College Board, the National Science Teachers Association, and the National Alliance of State mathematics and Science Coalitions. She also served on the Board of the Triangle Coalition for Science and Technology Education for ten years serving one year as President. Mitchell earned an Education Specialist degree in Administration and a PhD in Education and Urban Policy Studies in Education from the University of Missouri, Kansas, a Masters degree in Education with an emphasis in Secondary Mathematics from the University of Arkansas and a BS degree in Mathematics from Arkansas State University. Under her leadership, Arkansas created and developed eleven university STEM Centers located throughout Arkansas that include 54 state-supported mathematics and science specialist positions.

 

Lead Speaker: Suzanne Mitchell

171  2:45 PM to
3:45 PM
Quartz A/BSecondary
(9 - 12)
Technology ShowcaseKnowledge for Leaders to Support a Strategic Infrastructure for Student Learning: Leader Practices that Build Full Knowledge for an Infrastructure to Support High Mathematics Achievement

How the Common Core State Standards for Mathematical Practice Look in a Technology-Rich Classroom
Get a virtual look inside a fully aligned classroom to see all eight Standards for Mathematical Practice in action. Using standards-aligned TI-Nspire™ solutions, the presentation will show district- and building-level supervisors how teachers are using technology appropriately to help their students master the mathematics concepts necessary for success in college and career.

 

Lead Speaker: Jennifer Wilson

172  2:45 PM to
3:45 PM
Capitol 2Intermediate
(3 - 5)
Sponsor ShowcaseKnowledge for Leaders to Support a Strategic Infrastructure for Student Learning: Leader Practices that Build Full Knowledge for an Infrastructure to Support High Mathematics Achievement

Prepare for the Common Core State Standards and Mathematics Fact Fluency with ExploreLearning Reflex
The Common Core State Standards (CCSS) stress the importance of math fact fluency, and both the SBAC and PARCC have outlined plans to assess fluency directly. Reflex is the most effective - and the most fun - mathematics fact fluency program, and prepares students for the CCSS assessments and the challenges of higher level mathematics. After a short presentation, educators will have a chance to try out the Reflex system, including the fluency development games, and win prizes for high scores!

 

Lead Speaker: Pam Berry

173  2:45 PM to
3:45 PM
Centennial AGeneralOral PresentationAssessing what Counts: Assessment Practices that Lead to New and Different Pathways for Deeper Levels of Understanding

How Do You Know If Your Professional Development Makes a Difference?
After the questions, "What do my teachers need to learn and how can they learn it?" comes the question: "How do we know the professional development we offered made a difference?" This session addresses processes and strategies that can be used to assess the impact of professional development.

 

Lead Speaker: Carolyn Felux
Co-Presenter: Marji Freeman

174  2:45 PM to
3:45 PM
Centennial BGeneralOral PresentationKnowledge for Leaders to Support a Strategic Infrastructure for Student Learning: Leader Practices that Build Full Knowledge for an Infrastructure to Support High Mathematics Achievement

Developing Visible Thinking and Mathematical Discourse Using Rich Mathematics Vocabulary
Speakers will offer strategies to help mathematics leaders develop and incorporate visible thinking and discourse as essential, integral components of mathematics instruction. Presenters will actively involve participants and offer insights to guide curriculum development and instruction to increase student thinking, reasoning, communication and achievement in mathematics for every student. Handouts provided.

 

Lead Speaker: Donna Knoell
Co-Presenter: Ruth Harbin Miles

175  2:45 PM to
3:45 PM
Centennial CMiddle
(6 - 8)
Oral PresentationAssessing what Counts: Assessment Practices that Lead to New and Different Pathways for Deeper Levels of Understanding

Using Formative Assessment Strategies to Support Equitable Mathematics Practices and Increase Student Engagement
Assessment is often used to evaluate and separate students. It narrows instead of enhances a students' perception of their ability to do and succeed in mathematics. Come experience formative assessment strategies that allow all students to deepen their mathematics understanding, utilize multiple mathematical competencies, and affirm their learner identities.

 

Lead Speaker: Karen Mayfield-Ingram

176  2:45 PM to
3:45 PM
Capital 1Intermediate
(3 - 5)
Oral PresentationPractices that Support Coaches: Theoretically-Informed and Research-Based Practices for Content and Pedagogy

Promoting Student Self-Assessment and Responsibility: Is There a Role for Supervisors and Coaches?
Supervisors and coaches assist classroom teachers in creating environments in which students are expected to and supported in self-assessing and taking more responsibility for their own learning. We will suggest ways to provide assistance, discuss supportive environments, activate students' prior knowledge, actionable feedback, sample rubrics, and students monitoring their own work.

 

Lead Speaker: Mari Muri
Co-Presenter: Jeane Joyner

177  2:45 PM to
3:45 PM
Capitol 3GeneralOral PresentationEquity for Each Learner: Equitable Practices to Engage and Build Student Mathematical Knowledge

Professional Development to Support ALL Students in the Common Core State Standards
The adoption of the Common Core State Standards does not mean simply substituting in new standards and conducting "business as usual" in our K-12 classrooms. We will share a professional development institute designed to engage educators in experiences to enact these standards and make mathematics accessible for ALL.

 

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

178  2:45 PM to
3:45 PM
Capitol 5Secondary
(9 - 12)
Oral PresentationAssessing what Counts: Assessment Practices that Lead to New and Different Pathways for Deeper Levels of Understanding

Creating Meaningful Standards-Based Mathematics Assessments
Creating standards-based assessments supports understanding, monitoring, and reporting student progress. We describe a mathematics teacher leadership course that explored Marzano's recommendations for designing and scoring standards-based assessments. We share two assessment projects: one involving assessing English language learners and the other involving the modification of an algebra district assessment.

 

Lead Speaker: Frieda Parker
Co-Presenter: Jodie Novak
Co-Presenter: Kristy Bibbey
Co-Presenter: Amy Kassel
Co-Presenter: Kristin Cavalier
Co-Presenter: Jayne Wingate

179  2:45 PM to
3:45 PM
Capitol 6Primary
(PK - 2)
Oral PresentationAssessing what Counts: Assessment Practices that Lead to New and Different Pathways for Deeper Levels of Understanding

Formative Assessment: A Screening Tool/ Series of Interviews Informing Teacher Practice
Teachers and school districts across Delaware have the benefit of using a screening tool that both informs teacher practice and pushes understanding of student learning. This tool will be the framework for this session. Participants will watch video of interviews and also look at student data to make an action plan.

 

Lead Speaker: Janet Parsons
Co-Presenter: Eric Shane

180  2:45 PM to
3:45 PM
Capitol 7Secondary
(9 - 12)
Oral PresentationEquity for Each Learner: Equitable Practices to Engage and Build Student Mathematical Knowledge

Reaching the Underprepared Algebra Learner
Today, all students must succeed in algebra, including those who are underprepared. These students may need more time in algebra, but time alone is not sufficient. Learn about comprehensive research-informed strategies and resources from mathematics learning, literacy, social psychology, and special education to help underprepared students.

 

Lead Speaker: James Lynn
Co-Presenter: Timothy Stoelinga

181  2:45 PM to
3:45 PM
TitaniumIntermediate
(3 - 5)
Oral PresentationPractices that Support Coaches: Theoretically-Informed and Research-Based Practices for Content and Pedagogy

Online Resources and Tools for Elementary Mathematics Specialists and Teachers
Discover Mathlanding, a new project that harnesses the best of the web for use as an effective, technology-driven professional development tool. The free site provides mathematics specialists with rich resources to support elementary educators in building knowledge and practice. Learn about these rich offerings and practical applications to support educators.

 

Lead Speaker: Betsy Peisach
Co-Presenter: Kay Sammons
Co-Presenter: Pat Hemler

182  2:45 PM to
3:45 PM
ZirconiumGeneralOral PresentationEquity for Each Learner: Equitable Practices to Engage and Build Student Mathematical Knowledge

Using a Language Approach to Help All Students Understand and Apply the Concepts of Mathematics
Many students perform the procedures of mathematics (in a rote way) but lack the background to apply mathematical ideas to solve problems. The missing link in this situation is often the language associated with the concept. This session will show how to build the language that is necessary for understanding.

 

Lead Speaker: Calvin Irons
Co-Presenter: Rosemary Irons

183  2:45 PM to
3:45 PM
PlatinumIntermediate
(3 - 5)
Oral PresentationPractices that Support Coaches: Theoretically-Informed and Research-Based Practices for Content and Pedagogy

Real World Mathematics: Modeling, Motivation, and Meaning
"When will I ever use this mathematics?" This common student question is resolved with engaging real world investigations. Learn how Modeling with Mathematics, the Common Core State Standard for Mathematical Practice, can work in your district. Receive and discuss sample problems and learn how they are being applied in action research.

 

Lead Speaker: Arjan Khalsa

183.1  2:45 PM to
3:45 PM
SandstoneGeneralOral PresentationKnowledge for Leaders to Support a Strategic Infrastructure for Student Learning: Leader Practices that Build Full Knowledge for an Infrastructure to Support High Mathematics Achievement

Enhancing Mathematics Education Using the iPad
Bring your iPad and imagination to begin a journey discovering the applications of the iPad in a variety of educational settings. We will explore how to use the iPad for professional development, working with student interns, and applications in the K-16 classroom.

 

Lead Speaker: Amanda Lambertus
Co-Presenter: Mike Hall

184  4:00 PM to
5:00 PM
Capitol 4GeneralMajor SpeakerEquity for Each Learner: Equitable Practices to Engage and Build Student Mathematical Knowledge

Smarter than We Think
BIO - Cathy Seeley has been a mathematics teacher, K-12 district coordinator and K-12 State Director of Mathematics for Texas. From 1999 to 2001 she taught mathematics (in French) as a Peace Corps volunteer in Burkina Faso. Dr. Seeley served as President of NCTM from 2004-2006 and is the author of Faster Isn't Smarter-Messages About Math, Teaching, and Learning in the 21st Century. She recently retired as a Senior Fellow at the Charles A. Dana Center at The University of Texas, but continues to work as a speaker, writer, and consultant on improving mathematics teaching and learning at the local, state, and national level.

 

Lead Speaker: Cathy Seeley

185  4:00 PM to
5:00 PM
Quartz A/BMiddle
(6 - 8)
Technology ShowcaseEquity for Each Learner: Equitable Practices to Engage and Build Student Mathematical Knowledge

The Solution You Have Been Waiting For: Introducing MATH 180 (2nd Session)
After years of excitement and anticipation, we are proud to announce the launch of MATH 180. Be one of the first to experience the breakthrough middle school program that will change the way you think about teaching mathematics. Designed by the world's most respected voices in mathematics pedagogy, adaptive technologies, and teaching practices, come hear how Deborah Ball, Sybilla Beckman, David Dockterman, and others have integrated their latest research to develop and support our new blending learning solution for instruction. Experience how we've developed an expert system for your struggling students with exciting real world videos and simulations, scaffolded lessons that emphasize reasoning and thinking, and personalized practice through gaming technology - and fall in love with our new ecosystem of support for teachers - empowering you as the leaders of the classroom.

 

Lead Speaker: Lea Ozeri
Co-Presenter: Nikki Lalonde

186  4:00 PM to
5:00 PM
Capitol 2GeneralSponsor ShowcasePractices that Support Coaches: Theoretically-Informed and Research-Based Practices for Content and Pedagogy

A Total Solution to Support Student Learning Through Inquiry!
Providing educators with research-based, teacher-tested resources that are fully supported by custom professional development. Casio engineers technology to increase student engagement, resulting in greater efficiency and lowering barriers to mathematics literacy. Attendees will receive a comprehensive sample of all fostering series books, education series workbooks, and teacher resource guides.

 

Lead Speaker: Jennifer North Morris

187  4:00 PM to
5:00 PM
Centennial AIntermediate
(3 - 5)
Oral PresentationKnowledge for Leaders to Support a Strategic Infrastructure for Student Learning: Leader Practices that Build Full Knowledge for an Infrastructure to Support High Mathematics Achievement

Building an Infrastructure for Learning: Engaging Teachers in a Lesson Study Experience to Strengthen their Standards for Mathematical Practice
How can mathematics leaders help teachers embrace the vision of the Standards for Mathematical Practice? Witness changes in classroom instruction that occur when teachers participate in lesson study experiences that explore high demand tasks. Follow the transformation of their pedagogical thinking after solving challenging word problems and discussing multiple strategies.

 

Lead Speaker: Anne Nesbitt
Co-Presenter: Allison Moran
Co-Presenter: Jeanne Lott

188  4:00 PM to
5:00 PM
Centennial BGeneralOral PresentationEquity for Each Learner: Equitable Practices to Engage and Build Student Mathematical Knowledge

"Noticing and Wondering" as a Vehicle to Understanding the Problem
The practices of Noticing and Wondering can help all students generate mathematical ideas and make connections between them. They pave the way for the development of other problem solving strategies, increase engagement, and support a classroom culture that allows every student to contribute mathematically.

 

Lead Speaker: Annie Fetter

189  4:00 PM to
5:00 PM
Centennial CSecondary
(9 - 12)
Oral PresentationKnowledge for Leaders to Support a Strategic Infrastructure for Student Learning: Leader Practices that Build Full Knowledge for an Infrastructure to Support High Mathematics Achievement

Ensure High-Quality Mathematics Instruction for All Students Through Online Learning Communities That Bring the Standards for Mathematical Practice to Life
The best professional development is on-going, in-depth, and job imbedded. This interactive session shares the research and design from our online lesson study community that proves to increase knowledge of mathematics for teaching while bringing student understanding to the forefront by infusing the Standards for Mathematical Practice into everyday teaching and learning.

 

Lead Speaker: M. Hope Yursa
Co-Presenter: Jason Silverman

190  4:00 PM to
5:00 PM
Capitol 1GeneralOral PresentationKnowledge for Leaders to Support a Strategic Infrastructure for Student Learning: Leader Practices that Build Full Knowledge for an Infrastructure to Support High Mathematics Achievement

What Can We Still Learn from the Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS)? Data and Items from TIMSS 2011
The Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) 2011 presents data on 77 education systems from around the world, including the U.S. and nine states. In this session, participants will: 1) learn about how these states performed; 2) examine 4th- and 8th-grade test items used in TIMSS; and 3) review each state's student performance on those items.

 

Lead Speaker: Patsy Wang-Iverson
Co-Presenter: Stephen Provasnik

191  4:00 PM to
5:00 PM
Capitol 3Middle
(6 - 8)
Oral PresentationEquity for Each Learner: Equitable Practices to Engage and Build Student Mathematical Knowledge

Supporting Struggling Learners: Digital Texts and Assessments
Engaging students in the mathematics content is critical to strong student achievement. In this session, we explore ways of using digital texts with iPad technology that includes virtual explorations to boost student achievement. Conceptual assessments to document students' progress toward goals will be shared.

 

Lead Speaker: Barbara Dougherty

192  4:00 PM to
5:00 PM
Capitol 5GeneralOral PresentationAssessing what Counts: Assessment Practices that Lead to New and Different Pathways for Deeper Levels of Understanding

Kentucky and the Improvement Framework: From Ideas to Implementation
Green River Regional Educational Cooperative, KDE, WKU, The Center for Leadership and Learning, and 240 administrators collaborated in a three-year CCSS implementation. The work focused on unwrapping standards, writing targets, assessments, and tasks. Professional Learning Communities were critical. Partners built a cohesive model by connecting formative assessment to instruction to benefit students.

 

Lead Speaker: Sandra Baker
Co-Presenter: Stephen Ventura

193  4:00 PM to
5:00 PM
Capitol 6Intermediate
(3 - 5)
Oral PresentationEquity for Each Learner: Equitable Practices to Engage and Build Student Mathematical Knowledge

Supporting English Language Learners in Mathematics Class
Although the Common Core State Standards emphasize communication, students who are learning English are often excluded from an opportunity to engage in meaningful mathematics. This session will describe strategies to support these students' understanding of mathematical concepts in order to help them explain their mathematical ideas so they can participate in the mathematics community.

 

Lead Speaker: Judy Storeygard
Co-Presenter: Lisa Nguyen

194  4:00 PM to
5:00 PM
Capitol 7GeneralOral PresentationKnowledge for Leaders to Support a Strategic Infrastructure for Student Learning: Leader Practices that Build Full Knowledge for an Infrastructure to Support High Mathematics Achievement

Commitments for Change in Mathematics Achievement
A decade of research addresses the problem of low student achievement, high-stakes testing, teacher self-efficacy, building a learning community with schools and parents, and the impact on school environment. These commitments have shown significant gains on achievement and increased performance in the classroom while increasing parental involvement and support.

 

Lead Speaker: Pam Warrick
Co-Presenter: C. Neelie Dobbins

195  4:00 PM to
5:00 PM
TitaniumGeneralOral PresentationPractices that Support Coaches: Theoretically-Informed and Research-Based Practices for Content and Pedagogy

Supporting Mathematics Coaches in the Era of the Common Core with Focused Professional Development to Improve Knowledge and Practice
Mathematics coaches need professional development that increases their mathematics content and coaching knowledge to support their practice of helping teachers address student learning in the Common Core classroom. Attendees will reflect on the coaching process while engaging in worthwhile mathematical and coaching tasks with a view of the Common Core State Standards.

 

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

196  4:00 PM to
5:00 PM
ZirconiumIntermediate
(3 - 5)
Oral PresentationPractices that Support Coaches: Theoretically-Informed and Research-Based Practices for Content and Pedagogy

Supporting Instructional Coaching Through Structured Questions
Fostering a culture of collaboration within a teaching staff begins with meaningful collegial conversations. As coaches and instructional leaders, utilizing well-structured questions promotes deeper thinking and reflection to move beyond "I think I followed my plan very well" to "My students met my mathematical goal of ... because ..."

 

Lead Speaker: Renee Everling
Co-Presenter: Mary Mitchell

197  4:00 PM to
5:00 PM
PlatinumPrimary
(PK - 2)
Oral PresentationKnowledge for Leaders to Support a Strategic Infrastructure for Student Learning: Leader Practices that Build Full Knowledge for an Infrastructure to Support High Mathematics Achievement

No Administrator Left Behind - Mathematics Academy for Instructional Leaders
Participants will discover ways to engage administrators and instructional leaders in professional development that give them a broad overview of the fundamental ideas about mathematics, learning, and teaching on which the Common Core State Standards-based mathematics education is grounded and helps them develop an "eye" for this kind of teaching.

 

Lead Speaker: Rebeca Itzkowich
Co-Presenter: Donna Johnson

197.1  4:00 PM to
5:00 PM
SandstoneGeneralOral PresentationKnowledge for Leaders to Support a Strategic Infrastructure for Student Learning: Leader Practices that Build Full Knowledge for an Infrastructure to Support High Mathematics Achievement

Making the Most of Social Media
Social media has become an important aspect of daily communication with others. This small group session will focus on the use of social media to effectively communicate and learn.

 

Lead Speaker: Charlene Chausis

198  5:15 PM to
6:30 PM
Centennial AGeneralOral PresentationKnowledge for Leaders to Support a Strategic Infrastructure for Student Learning: Leader Practices that Build Full Knowledge for an Infrastructure to Support High Mathematics Achievement

NSCM State/Provincial Team Leaders Meeting (invitation only)
This meeting of the NCSM Regional Leadership Teams and NCSM Regional Directors will focus on the critical work of NCSM for 2013-2014. In particular we will discuss future plans for state and provincial meetings, professional development ideas using Great Tasks, and the collection of feedback for the draft of Mathematics Education Leadership Imperatives. This meeting is for all those invited to serve on Regional Teams.

 

Lead Speaker: Suzanne Mitchell
Co-Presenter: Valerie Mills

198.1  5:15 PM to
5:45 PM
Capitol 2GeneralOral PresentationEquity for Each Learner: Equitable Practices to Engage and Build Student Mathematical Knowledge

What's It All About? An Orientation for Those New to the NCSM Annual Conference
This is an additional session for those who are new to NCSM Conferencing. Participants will network with others, review 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 conference.

 

Lead Speaker: Dianne DeMille

 
All Sessions -- Tuesday, April 16, 2013
 
200  7:30 AM to
8:30 AM
Centennial D-HGeneralFunctionsEquity for Each Learner: Equitable Practices to Engage and Build Student Mathematical Knowledge

Supporting Struggling Learners in a Common Core World
David Dockterman, Ed.D. Adjunct Lecturer on Education Harvard Graduate School of Education Dr. David Dockterman is a nationally recognized pioneer in the development and implementation of technology for classroom instruction. A former social studies teacher, David joined Tom Snyder Productions in 1982 while earning his Ed.D. from the Harvard Graduate School of Education. At Tom Snyder, and later at Scholastic, David has designed several award-winning computer programs including Science Court and The Great Ocean Rescue. Most recently, Dr. Dockterman served as a key advisor for the development of MATH 180, a comprehensive system that integrates curriculum, assessment, professional learning opportunities, and family and community engagement tools to ensure mathematical success. David is also a Lecturer on Education at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, where his courses in educational technology and instructional design draw students from around the world. Ted Hasselbring, Ed.D. Research Professor Dept. of Special Education in Peabody College, Vanderbilt University Dr. Hasselbring is a Professor of Special Education at Peabody College of Vanderbilt University. Over the past twenty-five years, Dr. Hasselbring has conducted research on the use of technology for enhancing learning in students with mild disabilities and those who are at-risk of school failure. He has authored more than one hundred articles and book chapters on learning and technology and serves on the editorial boards of six professional journals. He is also the author of several computer programs, including READ 180. Between 2000 and 2006, Dr. Hasselbring left Vanderbilt and served as the Executive Director of the National Assistive Technology Research Institute at the University of Kentucky. In the fall of 2006, Dr. Hasselbring returned to Vanderbilt where he had been a Professor of Special Education and Co-Director of the Learning Technology Center for 18 years. Dr. Hasselbring is a graduate of Indiana University, earning a Bachelor of Science Degree in 1971, the Master of Arts in Teaching Degree with a major in Biology in 1972, and an Ed.D. in Special Education in 1979.

 

Lead Speaker: David Dockterman
Co-Presenter: Ted Hasselbring

201  8:45 AM to
9:45 AM
Capitol 5-7GeneralMajor SpeakerEquity for Each Learner: Equitable Practices to Engage and Build Student Mathematical Knowledge

Driving for Equity in Common Core Implementation: What Can We Borrow from Schools and Districts on the Performance Frontier?
Kati Haycock is one of the nation's leading advocates in the field of education. She currently serves as President of The Education Trust. Established in 1996, the Trust works for the high academic achievement of all students at all levels, pre-kindergarten through college. The organization's goal is to close the gaps in opportunity and achievement that consign too many low-income students and students of color to lives on the margins of the American mainstream. Known for years as a powerful force on education policy, The Trust is often described as "the most important truth teller" in American public education. But the organization also works hand in hand with educators and civic leaders in their efforts to transform schools and colleges into institutions that serve all students well. Before coming to The Education Trust, Haycock served as Executive Vice President of the Children's Defense Fund, the nation's largest child advocacy organization.

 

Lead Speaker: Kati Haycock

202  8:45 AM to
9:45 AM
Quartz A/BMiddle
(6 - 8)
Technology ShowcaseEquity for Each Learner: Equitable Practices to Engage and Build Student Mathematical Knowledge

The Solution You Have Been Waiting For: Introducing MATH 180
After years of excitement and anticipation, we are proud to announce the launch of MATH 180. Be one of the first to experience the breakthrough middle school program that will change the way you think about teaching mathematics. Designed by the world's most respected voices in mathematics pedagogy, adaptive technologies, and teaching practices, come hear how Deborah Ball, Sybilla Beckman, David Dockterman, and others have integrated their latest research to develop and support our new blending learning solution for instruction. Experience how we've developed an expert system for your struggling students with exciting real world videos and simulations, scaffolded lessons that emphasize reasoning and thinking, and personalized practice through gaming technology - and fall in love with our new ecosystem of support for teachers - empowering you as the leaders of the classroom.

 

Lead Speaker: Lea Ozeri
Co-Presenter: Nikki Lalonde

203  8:45 AM to
9:45 AM
Capitol 2Intermediate
(3 - 5)
Sponsor ShowcasePractices that Support Coaches: Theoretically-Informed and Research-Based Practices for Content and Pedagogy

Fractions in Action: A Comprehensive Hands-On Solution
Join us to learn about our comprehensive fractions solution for teachers and students. We bring together physical manipulatives and number line tools; digital resources including VersaMate, an iPad app for student practice; curriculum resources, including our Hands-On Standards family; and professional development from Core professional development. Together, we can build teacher knowledge and capacity, make mathematics class more engaging for students, and build both conceptual understanding and skill fluency. Experience our hands-on fractions environment yourself in this session!

 

Lead Speaker: Sara Moore

204  8:45 AM to
9:45 AM
Centennial AIntermediate
(3 - 5)
Oral PresentationEquity for Each Learner: Equitable Practices to Engage and Build Student Mathematical Knowledge

In-Service and Pre-Service Teachers Collaborate in the Development of Culturally Relevant Curriculum to Promote Students' Mathematical Knowledge
A college professor and a local elementary school principal partnered to support teachers and teacher candidates' development of curriculum for struggling students. Interviews, journals, and community-base ethnography informed the creation of materials, methods, and activities grounded in students' cultural roots and history.

 

Lead Speaker: Sherri Cianca

205  8:45 AM to
9:45 AM
Centennial BMiddle
(6 - 8)
Oral PresentationAssessing what Counts: Assessment Practices that Lead to New and Different Pathways for Deeper Levels of Understanding

iPads: Creating Opportunities for Student Discourse
We will tell our stories of how we've been using iPads and video in middle school mathematics classrooms focusing on developing students' accountable talk and deepening students' mathematical practices. We will explore ways teacher leaders can assist teachers in creating an environment where student learning is sustained, validated, and challenged.

 

Lead Speaker: Erin Igo
Co-Presenter: Lori Marinucci

206  8:45 AM to
9:45 AM
Centennial CSecondary
(9 - 12)
Oral PresentationEquity for Each Learner: Equitable Practices to Engage and Build Student Mathematical Knowledge

Do the Function Dance with Sketchpad© 5: Make Functions Fun and Give Function Concepts a Concrete Basis
How better to explore rate of change than as independent and dependent variables dancing together? We'll vary x and y by doing both real and computer-based dances of functions from a variety of families. Bring your laptop or iPad with Sketchpad. Leave with classroom-ready activities to share with your teachers.

 

Lead Speaker: Scott Steketee
Co-Presenter: Daniel Scher

207  8:45 AM to
9:45 AM
Mineral AGeneralOral PresentationKnowledge for Leaders to Support a Strategic Infrastructure for Student Learning: Leader Practices that Build Full Knowledge for an Infrastructure to Support High Mathematics Achievement

The Next Steps with the Great Tasks
Join us to see the multiple ways the NCSM Great Tasks can be used to increase student learning with teachers, coaches and administrators. Review the tools and look at the rubrics. We will also discuss the next steps to help implement the Common Core State Standards by focusing on the practices.

 

Lead Speaker: Connie Schrock
Co-Presenter: Kit Norris
Co-Presenter: David Pugalee
Co-Presenter: Richard Seitz

208  8:45 AM to
9:45 AM
Mineral B/CGeneralOral PresentationKnowledge for Leaders to Support a Strategic Infrastructure for Student Learning: Leader Practices that Build Full Knowledge for an Infrastructure to Support High Mathematics Achievement

Data + Analyses = Good Decision Making
Use of statistical analysis methods provides evidence for mathematics leaders' and coaches' decisions. A discussion of common methods used in schools will be shared and discussed. Root cause analysis will be presented. Groups will do root cause analysis and discuss how to create improvement plans based on statistical analyses.

 

Lead Speaker: Janet Herrelko

209  8:45 AM to
9:45 AM
Mineral D/EIntermediate
(3 - 5)
Oral PresentationEquity for Each Learner: Equitable Practices to Engage and Build Student Mathematical Knowledge

Talking About Fractions: Helping All Students Engage in Mathematical Discourse
The CCSS for Mathematical Practice present a view of mathematics class focused on reasoning and discourse. What does this look like in the domain of fractions? How can teachers ensure that ALL students participate in mathematical discussions? We will address these questions and share strategies for supporting teachers and students.

 

Lead Speaker: Julie McNamara
Co-Presenter: Patty Clark

210  8:45 AM to
9:45 AM
Mineral F/GGeneralOral PresentationAssessing what Counts: Assessment Practices that Lead to New and Different Pathways for Deeper Levels of Understanding

How Coaching Conversations Around Student Work Have Improved Mathematics
Participants will examine assessment materials and activities used to improve instruction and student understanding of mathematics. Learn how teacher leaders have effectively used a cycle of rigorous tasks and student work samples in coaching conversations to improve instruction and student learning.

 

Lead Speaker: Astrid Fossum
Co-Presenter: Lee Ann Pruske
Co-Presenter: Cynthia Cuellar

211  8:45 AM to
9:45 AM
Capitol 1Middle
(6 - 8)
Oral PresentationAssessing what Counts: Assessment Practices that Lead to New and Different Pathways for Deeper Levels of Understanding

Supporting Teachers' Use of Effective Formative Assessment Practices: Examples from a Current Professional Development Program Addressing Common Barriers and Solutions
For many teachers, generic professional development about formative assessment is not enough to make substantive changes in teaching in the mathematics classroom. Come learn about very specific barriers to mathematics teachers' use of formative assessment practices and gain some tools to use with teachers to move them past these barriers.

 

Lead Speaker: Cheryl Tobey
Co-Presenter: Susan Janssen

212  8:45 AM to
9:45 AM
Capitol 3Secondary
(9 - 12)
Oral PresentationKnowledge for Leaders to Support a Strategic Infrastructure for Student Learning: Leader Practices that Build Full Knowledge for an Infrastructure to Support High Mathematics Achievement

Strong Leadership is Needed to Ensure Academic Achievement for All - What Will Be Your "Differentiated Response" to Learning the Common Core State Standards?
What does it mean to meet the needs of all learners? Determine the leadership and instructional processes needed to implement the Common Core State Standards to ensure learning for all students. See how one high school district engages Professional Learning Communities to implement Required Response to Intervention and created a differentiated response to learning.

 

Lead Speaker: Mona Toncheff
Co-Presenter: Jeanette Scott
Co-Presenter: John Doherty

213  8:45 AM to
9:45 AM
Capitol 4Primary
(PK - 2)
Oral PresentationKnowledge for Leaders to Support a Strategic Infrastructure for Student Learning: Leader Practices that Build Full Knowledge for an Infrastructure to Support High Mathematics Achievement

From STEM to STEAM: The Critical Role of the Arts and Creativity in Elementary Mathematics Education
We need to work together to infuse creativity - artistic expression and inventive thinking - into our teachers' everyday mathematics instruction. Young students need to be fully engaged in creating mathematics models, writing mathematics stories, doodling and sketching, and using multiple means of expression to think about mathematics.

 

Lead Speaker: Stuart J. Murphy

214.1  8:45 AM to
9:45 AM
SandstoneGeneralOral PresentationKnowledge for Leaders to Support a Strategic Infrastructure for Student Learning: Leader Practices that Build Full Knowledge for an Infrastructure to Support High Mathematics Achievement

Let's Use NCSM's Illustrating the Standards for Mathematical Practice Modules
We will guide you in planning a 2- to 4-hour staff development using modules from the NCSM Website. We will examine a a module on Reasoning and Explaining (Congruence and Similarity) and a Seeing Structure and Generalizing module (Sidewalk Patterns) to focus our work.

 

Lead Speaker: Hope Bjerke

215  8:45 AM to
10:15 AM
TitaniumPrimary
(PK - 2)
Oral PresentationPractices that Support Coaches: Theoretically-Informed and Research-Based Practices for Content and Pedagogy

Coaching for Mathematical Understanding
Adult proficiency with algorithms has hidden the mathematical complexity behind these "shortcuts." This session investigates multiple algorithms for subtraction as a way to experience the distinction between teaching for understanding and teaching procedurally. In recognizing this distinction, coaches are better prepared to support teachers in their development as mathematicians.

 

Lead Speaker: Donna Johnson
Co-Presenter: Rebeca Itzkowich

216  8:45 AM to
10:15 AM
ZirconiumSecondary
(9 - 12)
Oral PresentationPractices that Support Coaches: Theoretically-Informed and Research-Based Practices for Content and Pedagogy

Multitasking Through the Common Core Using Learning Cycles
We propose "multitasking" as an innovative way of conceptualizing instruction - recognizing that single tasks can address multiple learning standards, while multiple tasks can be used to solidify a single standard. Participants in this session will examine a sequence of tasks illustrating a "multitasking" perspective towards teaching and learning.

 

Lead Speaker: Scott Hendrickson
Co-Presenter: Janet Sutorius
Co-Presenter: Travis Lemon

217  8:45 AM to
10:15 AM
PlatinumGeneralOral PresentationPractices that Support Coaches: Theoretically-Informed and Research-Based Practices for Content and Pedagogy

How Can Mathematics Specialists Affect Change in Educational Belief Structures?
Mathematics education is transforming and mathematics specialists are the leaders and catalysts of the change. Mathematics specialists have to work with a variety of teachers. This presentation will look at research to discuss implications of the research on best practices that leads the change in the way teachers educate.

 

Lead Speaker: Chelyse Miller

219  10:00 AM to
11:00 AM
Capitol 5-7GeneralMajor SpeakerEquity for Each Learner: Equitable Practices to Engage and Build Student Mathematical Knowledge

Promoting Equity Through Teaching for a Growth Mindset
Dr Jo Boaler is a Professor of Mathematics Education at Stanford University and the editor of the Research Commentary Section of The Journal for Research in Mathematics Education (JRME). Former roles have included being the Marie Curie Professor of Mathematics Education at the University of Sussex, England, a mathematics teacher in London comprehensive schools and a lecturer and researcher at King's College, London. Her PhD won the national award for educational research in the UK and her book: Experiencing School Mathematics won the 'Outstanding Book of the Year' award for education in Britain. She is an elected fellow of the Royal Society of Arts (Great Britain), and a former president of the International Organization for Women and Mathematics Education (IOWME). She is the recipient of a National Science Foundation 'Early Career Award'. She is the author of seven books and numerous research articles. Her latest books What's Math Got To Do With It? (2009) published by Penguin, USA and The Elephant in the Classroom (2010) published by Souvenir Press, UK, both aim to increase public understanding of the importance of mathematics, and the nature of effective teaching approaches in the USA and the UK.

 

Lead Speaker: Jo Boaler

220  10:00 AM to
11:00 AM
Quartz A/BGeneralTechnology ShowcaseAssessing what Counts: Assessment Practices that Lead to New and Different Pathways for Deeper Levels of Understanding

Formative Assessment to Plan, Execute, and Monitor Progress for RtI Success!
Experience the power of using the Moving with Math Web-Based Assessment Suite to guide and improve mathematics instruction. RtI case studies will demonstrate how to use formative and summative reports to easily and effectively differentiate instruction, monitor progress, and provide accountability. Attendees will receive a FREE 30-day trial.

 

Lead Speaker: Nelson Palmer
Co-Presenter: Amy Johnson
Co-Presenter: Caryl Pierson

221  10:00 AM to
11:00 AM
Capitol 2GeneralSponsor ShowcaseKnowledge for Leaders to Support a Strategic Infrastructure for Student Learning: Leader Practices that Build Full Knowledge for an Infrastructure to Support High Mathematics Achievement

Results at Scale: ST Math, a Game-Based Learning System, Increases Student Mathematics Achievement and Deepens Teachers' Content Knowledge for Teaching the Common Core State Standards
Reaching nearly half a million students, MIND Research Institute's award-winning ST Math instructional system has shown repeated success in increasing student achievement across the U.S. Learn about ST Math's unique spatial-temporal approach to learning mathematics and how the program provides access to rigorous mathematics for students and deepens teachers' content knowledge for meaningful mathematics instruction.

 

Lead Speaker: Erich Zeller

222  10:00 AM to
11:00 AM
Centennial AGeneralOral PresentationAssessing what Counts: Assessment Practices that Lead to New and Different Pathways for Deeper Levels of Understanding

Ten Strategies for Making Questioning Central to Teaching: Assessing What Counts
Questions can make student thinking about the mathematics visible and enable teachers to shape their instruction accordingly. Questions can also push students to make connections and extend their learning. How can we help teachers make such questioning the norm in their classrooms and how can interactive dynamic technology help?

 

Lead Speaker: Tom Dick

223  10:00 AM to
11:00 AM
Centennial BIntermediate
(3 - 5)
Oral PresentationKnowledge for Leaders to Support a Strategic Infrastructure for Student Learning: Leader Practices that Build Full Knowledge for an Infrastructure to Support High Mathematics Achievement

School and University Partnership: Teaching English Learners Mathematics and Science
Elementary teachers, coaches, pre-service teachers, and faculty members come together to create rigorous mathematics and science learning for English Learners (ELs). Come listen to three school districts, faculty, and students discuss this collaborative project (including classroom support, professional development, content specific strategies for ELs, and our successes/learning opportunities).

 

Lead Speaker: Jenni Harding-Dekam

224  10:00 AM to
11:00 AM
Centennial CIntermediate
(3 - 5)
Oral PresentationPractices that Support Coaches: Theoretically-Informed and Research-Based Practices for Content and Pedagogy

Fraction Conversations: Effective Questioning and Technology Tools to Improve Instruction
It's all about asking the right questions and listening to students. This session will describe a successful "coaching" professional development project supporting teachers in improving effective mathematical classroom discussions grounded in key Common Core State Standards fractional concepts with technology tools. Implementation process materials will be shared.

 

Lead Speaker: Mary Elizabeth Mendenhall
Co-Presenter: Lauri Susi

225  10:00 AM to
11:00 AM
Mineral AGeneralOral PresentationKnowledge for Leaders to Support a Strategic Infrastructure for Student Learning: Leader Practices that Build Full Knowledge for an Infrastructure to Support High Mathematics Achievement

Building Consensus with the CCSSM Curriculum Materials Analysis Tools
This session will provide participants with the opportunity to examine tools that were developed by a national team of mathematicians, mathematics teacher educators, and school administrators to assist textbook selection committees, school administrators, and teachers in choosing curriculum materials that support implementation of the new Common Core State Standards for Mathematics. The tools are designed to build consensus based on collected evidence.

 

Lead Speaker: Marilyn Strutchens
Co-Presenter: William Bush
Co-Presenter: W. Gary Martin

226  10:00 AM to
11:00 AM
Mineral B/CIntermediate
(3 - 5)
Oral PresentationEquity for Each Learner: Equitable Practices to Engage and Build Student Mathematical Knowledge

Mathematics in Local and State Community Events: How to Make Mathematics Real for Students
This session will explain how you can use local cummunity events to expand mathematical inquiry, skills, and applications. Participants will explore the many options for mathematical connections to real life in students' daily lives.

 

Lead Speaker: Michelle Daml

227  10:00 AM to
11:00 AM
Mineral D/EGeneralOral PresentationEquity for Each Learner: Equitable Practices to Engage and Build Student Mathematical Knowledge

Using Technology to Support Strugging Students in the Common Core
The Common Core State Standards (CCSS) require a number of underlying fluencies for student success with the Standards and Practices. But some students struggle to attain fluency, particularly at the pace demanded by the CCSS. In this session, we will share our research on why some students struggle and how technology can help.

 

Lead Speaker: Ted Hasselbring

228  10:00 AM to
11:00 AM
Mineral F/GMiddle
(6 - 8)
Oral PresentationAssessing what Counts: Assessment Practices that Lead to New and Different Pathways for Deeper Levels of Understanding

Developing the Use of Formative Assessment in the Mathematics Classroom: A Year's Journey
Join us as we share our experiences developing and strengthening the use of effective formative assessment in the mathematics classroom. Our professional development journey, highlighted by videos and pen casts of classroom experiences that reflect the professional development activities, will be presented.

 

Lead Speaker: Jennifer Henschen
Co-Presenter: John Staley

229  10:00 AM to
11:00 AM
Capitol 1Secondary
(9 - 12)
Oral PresentationAssessing what Counts: Assessment Practices that Lead to New and Different Pathways for Deeper Levels of Understanding

Students Unmotivated? Digging Deeper with Formative Assessment
Motivation is learned, social, adaptive, in the moment, and success matters. Strategically placed, well-designed formative assessments can motivate, build confidence, and improve learning. Strategies will be introduced to develop discourse, activate metacognition, improve engagement, determine progress on high level tasks, and provide starting points for individual and group instruction.

 

Lead Speaker: Linda Fulmore

230  10:00 AM to
11:00 AM
Capitol 3Intermediate
(3 - 5)
Oral PresentationEquity for Each Learner: Equitable Practices to Engage and Build Student Mathematical Knowledge

Differentiated Professional Development: A Powerful Way to Help Teachers Build Mathematics Knowledge for Teaching Fractions to Struggling Learners (Grades 4-6)
Experience professional development (PD) activities designed to help teachers build their own knowledge of fractions, diagnostic approaches, and effective instructional practices for struggling learners (with and without disabilities). Try formative assessment probes, examine student work, and discuss classroom video. Learn ways to differentiate PD activities to address teachers' varied mathematics backgrounds and interests.

 

Lead Speaker: Amy Brodesky
Co-Presenter: Emily Fagan

231  10:00 AM to
11:00 AM
Capitol 4Primary
(PK - 2)
Oral PresentationAssessing what Counts: Assessment Practices that Lead to New and Different Pathways for Deeper Levels of Understanding

Beyond Right Answers: Assessing Understanding of Number Concepts
The Critical Learning Phases are essential stages of development in children's mathematical thinking, unrecognized by those who define progress as the ability to get right answers. When we assess the Critical Learning Phases, we determine what children do and do not understand which then enables us to provide the instruction students need.

 

Lead Speaker: Kathy Richardson

232  10:00 AM to
11:00 AM
GraniteSecondary
(9 - 12)
Oral PresentationEquity for Each Learner: Equitable Practices to Engage and Build Student Mathematical Knowledge

The Role of Academic Language in Providing Access to Mathematical Knowledge
A mathematics professor and a professor of modern languages and literature have teamed up to discuss the use of academic language and its role in providing access to the Common Core State Standards for Mathematical Practice.

 

Lead Speaker: David Pagni
Co-Presenter: Cheryl Zimmerman

232.1  10:00 AM to
11:00 AM
SandstoneGeneralOral PresentationKnowledge for Leaders to Support a Strategic Infrastructure for Student Learning: Leader Practices that Build Full Knowledge for an Infrastructure to Support High Mathematics Achievement

iPad Applications Q&A
This session is a Question and Answer session that focuses on iPad applications that may be used in the classroom. Come experience learning and teaching in an electronic environment. Bring your iPad if you have one, or come to listen and learn. Several iPads will be available for those without them.

 

Lead Speaker: Mike Hall

233  10:30 AM to
12:00 PM
TitaniumMiddle
(6 - 8)
Oral PresentationPractices that Support Coaches: Theoretically-Informed and Research-Based Practices for Content and Pedagogy

Using Student Work as an Instructional Strategy and Professional Development Resource
This session will illustrate how student work can be used in mathematics professional development and mathematics classrooms to foster classroom discussions, facilitate mathematical connections, promote justification, and illuminate common misconceptions. Strategies will be provided to help teachers facilitate the CCSS for Mathematical Practice focused on "critiquing the reasoning of others."

 

Lead Speaker: Jennifer Nimtz
Co-Presenter: Nic Gilberston
Co-Presenter: Eun Mi Kim
Co-Presenter: Kevin Lawrence
Co-Presenter: Joanne Philhower

234  10:30 AM to
12:00 PM
ZirconiumGeneralOral PresentationPractices that Support Coaches: Theoretically-Informed and Research-Based Practices for Content and Pedagogy

Supporting Teachers to Extend Arithmetic to Algebra
This interactive session makes use of NSF-funded professional development materials for the teaching of early algebra in the elementary and middle school years. A "landscape of teacher development" is discussed as well as the research results across three conditions: workshops, home/study use, and a control group receiving no direct professional development.

 

Lead Speaker: Catherine Fosnot
Co-Presenter: .Courtney Nelson
Co-Presenter: Adrienne Smith
Co-Presenter: Kara Imm
Co-Presenter: Despina Stylianou

235  10:30 AM to
12:00 PM
PlatinumGeneralOral PresentationPractices that Support Coaches: Theoretically-Informed and Research-Based Practices for Content and Pedagogy

Trying to Reach the PEAK of Professional Development? Start with Mathematics!
Are you trying to engage teachers in quality mathematics professional development? The secret to success can be as simple as starting with quality mathematics tasks. Come explore and discuss how engaging mathematics teachers in mathematics tasks can lead to powerful discussion and learning to impact classroom practice.

 

Lead Speaker: Kate Canine

237  11:15 AM to
12:15 PM
Capitol 5-7GeneralMajor SpeakerEquity for Each Learner: Equitable Practices to Engage and Build Student Mathematical Knowledge

Strategies for Developing Student Reasoning and Sense-Making in K-8, a Key to Equity
Linda Gojak, President of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, began her teaching career in a self-contained 5th grade classroom. She was the first person in the state of Ohio to receive a K-8 mathematics specialist endorsement - in 1976! After teaching mathematics in grades 4-8 for 22 years, Linda became the first director of the Center for Mathematics Education, Teaching and Technology at John Carroll University. She has worked with elementary teachers from all over the United States to improve mathematics teaching through a lens on student sense making Linda served on boards of professional organizations including President of the Greater Cleveland Council of Teachers of Mathematics, the Ohio Council of Teachers of Mathematics, and the National Council of Supervisors of Mathematics. She has also served on the Mathematical Sciences Education Board, and the boards of the Council of Presidential Awardees and the Ohio Mathematics Education Leadership Council.

 

Lead Speaker: Linda Gojak

238  11:15 AM to
12:15 PM
Quartz A/BSecondary
(9 - 12)
Technology ShowcaseEquity for Each Learner: Equitable Practices to Engage and Build Student Mathematical Knowledge

Technology That Makes the Standards for Mathematical Practice a Reality!
Learn how our technology empowers students to explore, understand and connect key mathematical concepts to improve accuracy and build mathematical fluency. Be one of the first people in the country to see our newest, highly anticipated learning tool! Attendees will receive a Prizm and Algebra 1 Common Core State Standards resources.

 

Lead Speaker: Ishmael Zamora

239  11:15 AM to
12:15 PM
Centennial ASecondary
(9 - 12)
Oral PresentationEquity for Each Learner: Equitable Practices to Engage and Build Student Mathematical Knowledge

Improving Geometry Thinking and Instruction System Wide
Learn how the Baltimore County Public Schools revised their secondary Geometry curriculum to model instruction and activities after the van Hiele Levels of Geometric Reasoning. Explore how this curriculum and instructional approach to developing geometric thinking aligns to the Common Core State Standards for Mathematical Practice.

 

Lead Speaker: Nina Riggs
Co-Presenter: Todd Moyer

240  11:15 AM to
12:15 PM
Centennial BGeneralOral PresentationKnowledge for Leaders to Support a Strategic Infrastructure for Student Learning: Leader Practices that Build Full Knowledge for an Infrastructure to Support High Mathematics Achievement

Why Public Schools Do Not Always Get the Teachers They Need
In early 2013, with U.S. News & World Report as our publisher, the National Council on Teacher Quality will release a review of the quality of teacher preparation provided at over 1,100 higher education institutions across the United States. The aim of this review is to help drive major improvements in how teachers are trained. We will discuss our process, initial findings, and opportunities this project presents to leaders in higher education to strengthen the field of teaching.

 

Lead Speaker: Hannah Putnam

241  11:15 AM to
12:15 PM
Centennial CMiddle
(6 - 8)
Oral PresentationPractices that Support Coaches: Theoretically-Informed and Research-Based Practices for Content and Pedagogy

Mathematics Coaches Work to Enable Their Teachers to Implement What Works: Clearinghouse Recommendations for Problem Solving
Mathematics educators value opportunities for students to solve problems, but providing these experiences can be daunting. When students (and teachers) struggle with non-routine problems, steps must be taken to overcome such roadblocks. This session will promote attendees' understandings of recent recommendations to improve mathematical problem-solving in school mathematics.

 

Lead Speaker: Jacob Klerlein

242  11:15 AM to
12:15 PM
Mineral AGeneralOral PresentationKnowledge for Leaders to Support a Strategic Infrastructure for Student Learning: Leader Practices that Build Full Knowledge for an Infrastructure to Support High Mathematics Achievement

Sharing Our Triangulation Story: Mentors, Professional Development, and Higher Education
Do you have a strategic infrastructure in place to support student learning? From general framework to specific examples, learn about one successful professional development project from three perspectives. Evidence will be shared to reveal supports provided and impact made on instruction and learning by creating mathematics teacher leaders.

 

Lead Speaker: Mary Swarthout
Co-Presenter: Susan Bohan

243  11:15 AM to
12:15 PM
Mineral B/CGeneralOral PresentationAssessing what Counts: Assessment Practices that Lead to New and Different Pathways for Deeper Levels of Understanding

ROSS TAYLOR PAST PRESIDENTS SESSION II NCSM Past Presidents Present a Fast-Paced Program on Profound, Practical Solutions to CCSS Challenges Faced by Mathematics Leaders: Focus on Assessment
Participants interact with former NCSM presidents and peers to address significant challenge and to produce a wealth of ideas that benefit leaders at all levels. This session is designed for new leaders and for experienced leaders who want new ideas.

 

Lead Speaker: NCSM Past Presidents Panel
Co-Presenter: Diane Briars
Co-Presenter: Shirley Frye
Co-Presenter: Timothy Kanold
Co-Presenter: Henry Kepner

244  11:15 AM to
12:15 PM
Mineral D/ESecondary
(9 - 12)
Oral PresentationPractices that Support Coaches: Theoretically-Informed and Research-Based Practices for Content and Pedagogy

Notice and Wonder: Supporting Students to Engage and Teachers to Use Student Thinking
The Notice and Wonder approach to problem solving has gained popularity for overcoming anxiety and for connecting to student thinking. This workshop will share professional development activities that help teachers take this strategy beyond engagement to develop reasoning and an explicit focus on the Common Core State Standards for Mathematical Practice.

 

Lead Speaker: Stephen Weimar

245  11:15 AM to
12:15 PM
Mineral F/GIntermediate
(3 - 5)
Oral PresentationKnowledge for Leaders to Support a Strategic Infrastructure for Student Learning: Leader Practices that Build Full Knowledge for an Infrastructure to Support High Mathematics Achievement

Deepening Our Understanding of Elementary CCSS Mathematics While Practicing Our Teaching
We will facilitate an abbreviated model of how thinking about the presentation of, listening for, and revision of, a single problem with a focus on the organizing mathematical idea of the elementary CCSS that the problem represents can facilitate growth in content knowledge, pedagogical content knowledge, and classroom teaching.

 

Lead Speaker: Valerie Klein
Co-Presenter: Ellen Clay

246  11:15 AM to
12:15 PM
Capitol 1Middle
(6 - 8)
Oral PresentationKnowledge for Leaders to Support a Strategic Infrastructure for Student Learning: Leader Practices that Build Full Knowledge for an Infrastructure to Support High Mathematics Achievement

Tasks and Technology Provide a Foundation for Teachers to Put the Standards for Mathematical Practice into Action
The combination of high demand cognitive tasks, pedagogical techniques focused on students' thinking, and appropriate technology provide teacher leaders with steps to ensure high-quality mathematics instruction and implementation of the Common Core State Standards for Mathematical Practice. Video examples of classroom instruction where this has successfully taken place will be shared.

 

Lead Speaker: Judith Olson
Co-Presenter: Melfried Olson

247  11:15 AM to
12:15 PM
Capitol 2GeneralOral PresentationKnowledge for Leaders to Support a Strategic Infrastructure for Student Learning: Leader Practices that Build Full Knowledge for an Infrastructure to Support High Mathematics Achievement

Change the Equation: Mobilizing the Business Community
Change the Equation is a CEO-led coalition of companies with an ambitious agenda to ensure that all students graduate from high school STEM literate and knowledgeable of the many careers requiring STEM. CTEq has helped its members connect and align their philanthropic and advocacy efforts so that they add up to much more than the sum of their parts.

 

Lead Speaker: Linda Rosen

248  11:15 AM to
12:15 PM
Capitol 3Middle
(6 - 8)
Oral PresentationEquity for Each Learner: Equitable Practices to Engage and Build Student Mathematical Knowledge

Mathematics Discourse in Secondary Classrooms: Productive Teacher Moves and Empowered Students
This session involves case-based activities focused on secondary classroom discourse. Attendees will solve and discuss a mathematical task before analyzing the discourse moves of a secondary mathematics teacher enacting the task. Themes are the classroom discourse's mathematical productivity and empowerment of all students as mathematical thinkers and doers.

 

Lead Speaker: Beth Herbel-Eisenmann
Co-Presenter: Michael Steele
Co-Presenter: Samuel Otten

249  11:15 AM to
12:15 PM
Capitol 4GeneralOral PresentationAssessing what Counts: Assessment Practices that Lead to New and Different Pathways for Deeper Levels of Understanding

Helping Teachers Connect Assessment of Numerical Proficiency and Classroom Instruction
For teachers to "assess what counts," they need information about what their students know, do not know, and should know. This session focuses on informing teachers about what students "should know," with attention to the Common Core recommendation for a balanced combination of procedures and understanding.

 

Lead Speaker: Marilyn Burns

250  11:15 AM to
12:15 PM
GraniteIntermediate
(3 - 5)
Oral PresentationPractices that Support Coaches: Theoretically-Informed and Research-Based Practices for Content and Pedagogy

Number and Operations in Base Ten: Reaching the Depths of Knowledge for Every Student Through the Common Core State Standards for Mathematical Practice
The Common Core State Standards provide clarity and specificity of what students should learn. This session helps coaches reflect on practices that help teachers reach the depths of knowledge for every student. What does it mean to solve problems based on place value, properties of operations, and relationships between operations?

 

Lead Speaker: Marji Freeman
Co-Presenter: Carolyn Felux

251  11:15 AM to
12:15 PM
SandstoneGeneralOral PresentationKnowledge for Leaders to Support a Strategic Infrastructure for Student Learning: Leader Practices that Build Full Knowledge for an Infrastructure to Support High Mathematics Achievement

The Mathematical Education of Teachers: Challenges and Opportunities in the Era of the Common Core
In Fall 2012, the Conference Board of the Mathematical Sciences published the Mathematical Education of Teachers II (MET2). The report is a resource for those who teach mathematics and statistics to PK-12 mathematics teachers, both future teachers and those who already teach in our nation's schools. We will discuss the importance of mathematical knowledge for teaching, the MET2 recommendations, and what can be done in the states to further needed changes in the mathematical education of teachers if we are to achieve the goal of providing students with a mathematics education that ensures high school graduates are college- and career-ready.

 

Lead Speaker: Jim Lewis

252  12:30 PM to
2:15 PM
Centennial D-HGeneralFunctionsKnowledge for Leaders to Support a Strategic Infrastructure for Student Learning: Leader Practices that Build Full Knowledge for an Infrastructure to Support High Mathematics Achievement

The Common Core State Standards for Mathematical Practice: A Classroom Model for Success
BIO. Jennifer Wilson has been an educator for 20 years and has spent 16 of those years teaching and learning mathematics with students and teachers at Northwest Rankin High School in Flowood, Mississippi. Jennifer and her students enter into a community of learning together at the beginning of each school year. While it is their tangible goal to study the measure of the earth (geometry) and to study change in motion (calculus), their intangible goal is to enter the practice of learning. While her students enjoy her class because she helps them develop and understand algorithms, theorems, and concepts using technology appropriately and patience infinitely, what she is really trying to help them understand is how to recognize patterns themselves as they learn to live responsibly, diagnose problems, and defend justice on their own. Jennifer has been named by four students for the Student-Teacher Achievement Recognition (STAR) program, and she is a national instructor and author for the Texas Instruments Teachers Teaching with Technology (T3) program. She also serves on the College Board's pre-AP Mathematics Development Committee. Most recently, she was named by President Obama as a recipient of the prestigious Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching. Jennifer has a B.S. and a M.S. in mathematics from Mississippi College, and she is a National Board Certified Teacher.

 

Lead Speaker: Jennifer Wilson

253  2:30 PM to
3:30 PM
Capitol 5-7GeneralMajor SpeakerAssessing what Counts: Assessment Practices that Lead to New and Different Pathways for Deeper Levels of Understanding

Assessing the Common Core Using Learning Trajectories to Inform Instructional Decision-Making
Dr. Jere Confrey is the Chief Mathematics Officer at Wireless Generation and a Joseph D. Moore Distinguished Professor of Mathematics Education at North Carolina State University. She is designing a middle grades digital curriculum and diagnostic assessments using wireless devices for rational numbers and learning trajectories. She served on the National Validation Committee on the Common Core Standards. She was Vice Chairman of the Mathematics Sciences Education Board, National Academy of Sciences (1998-2004). She chaired the NRC Committee, which produced On Evaluating Curricular Effectiveness, and was a coauthor of NRC's Scientific Research in Education. She was a co-founder of the UTEACH program for Secondary Math and Science teacher preparation program at the University of Texas in Austin, and was the founder of the SummerMath program for young women at Mount Holyoke College and co-founder of SummerMath for Teachers. Dr. Confrey received a Ph.D. in mathematics education from Cornell University.

 

Lead Speaker: Jere Confrey

254  2:30 PM to
3:30 PM
Quartz A/BGeneralTechnology ShowcaseAssessing what Counts: Assessment Practices that Lead to New and Different Pathways for Deeper Levels of Understanding

Problem Solving and Assessment for the Common Core State Standards - K-5
Exemplars will demonstrate its new online resource for assessment and instruction featuring differentiated performance tasks created for and aligned to the Common Core State Standards. Material includes tasks for instruction and exploration as well as assessment. Rubrics, anchor papers, scoring rationales, and planning sheets are included. Participants can explore our library of tasks.

 

Lead Speaker: Ross Brewer

255  2:30 PM to
3:30 PM
Capitol 2Middle
(6 - 8)
Sponsor ShowcaseKnowledge for Leaders to Support a Strategic Infrastructure for Student Learning: Leader Practices that Build Full Knowledge for an Infrastructure to Support High Mathematics Achievement

Technology Infrastructure in Support of Reform Curricula: CMP3 by Pearson
Students do better and achieve more with the Connected Math Project. Research shows increase in student achievement occurs when Connected Math is implemented with fidelity. Participants will learn how to harness the power of a targeted technology infrastructure to help their teachers implement with fidelity, resulting in student success.

 

Lead Speaker: Christopher Morrison
Co-Presenter: Matt Baetke
Co-Presenter: Marta Miko

256  2:30 PM to
3:30 PM
Centennial ASecondary
(9 - 12)
Oral PresentationEquity for Each Learner: Equitable Practices to Engage and Build Student Mathematical Knowledge

A Modeling Approach to Algebra: Supporting Algebra I Students in Their Quest for Understanding and Success Through Meaningful Contexts
Modeling is the foundation of a course designed to provide greater access to algebra concepts for students. The framework for the course based on the Common Core State Standards will be shared. Examples from student and teacher materials as well as professional development will be shared.

 

Co-Presenter: Hannah Slovin
Co-Presenter: Fay Zenigami
Co-Presenter: Judith Olson
Lead Speaker: Melfried Olson

257  2:30 PM to
3:30 PM
Centennial BIntermediate
(3 - 5)
Oral PresentationAssessing what Counts: Assessment Practices that Lead to New and Different Pathways for Deeper Levels of Understanding

Designing Formative Assessments for Learning: Using Number Strings to Promote and Assess Mathematical Understanding
While high-stakes testing is increasing, little information reaches the teacher to guide instruction. "Number strings" are explicitly designed sequences of problems focused on a particular model or big idea. Critical is the carefully crafted relationship between the individual problems in the string.

 

Lead Speaker: Despina Stylianou
Co-Presenter: Kara Imm
Co-Presenter: Janan Hamm
Co-Presenter: Rachel Lambert

258  2:30 PM to
3:30 PM
Centennial CMiddle
(6 - 8)
Oral PresentationEquity for Each Learner: Equitable Practices to Engage and Build Student Mathematical Knowledge

Opportunities to Reason: Key to Mathematics Success for English Language Learners
Professional development can support mathematics teachers in their work to engage English Language Learner (ELL) students in challenging mathematics while developing their ability to communicate about and represent mathematical ideas. Engage in tasks to see how ELL students can benefit, and learn results of research on one such professional development program.

 

Lead Speaker: Kristen Malzahn
Co-Presenter: Johannah Nikula
Co-Presenter: Rachel Wing DiMatteo
Co-Presenter: Mark Driscoll

259  2:30 PM to
3:30 PM
Mineral AGeneralOral PresentationAssessing what Counts: Assessment Practices that Lead to New and Different Pathways for Deeper Levels of Understanding

The Common Core State Standards and Performance Assessment
Preparing students to meet the challenges of the Common Core State Standards includes the use of mathematics performance assessments for both formative and summative purposes. This session will share examples of their use and how to school and math departments should collaborate to improve instruction.

 

Lead Speaker: David Foster

260  2:30 PM to
3:30 PM
Mineral B/CIntermediate
(3 - 5)
Oral PresentationKnowledge for Leaders to Support a Strategic Infrastructure for Student Learning: Leader Practices that Build Full Knowledge for an Infrastructure to Support High Mathematics Achievement

The Look and Sound of the Standards for Mathematical Practice: Climbing the Peak
How do mathematics leaders support teachers as they strive to reach the peak of quality mathematics instruction? This session will provide a framework for using the Standards for Mathematical Practice as stepping stones on this climb and examine the look and sound of the practices in elementary classrooms.

 

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

261  2:30 PM to
3:30 PM
Mineral D/EGeneralOral PresentationKnowledge for Leaders to Support a Strategic Infrastructure for Student Learning: Leader Practices that Build Full Knowledge for an Infrastructure to Support High Mathematics Achievement

Illustrative Mathematics as a Resource for Teacher Professional Development
The Illustrative Mathematics Project (http://illustrativemathematics.org/) is a website illustrating the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) with sets of tasks at the standard, cluster, and domain level. In addition, this resource is building a community of teacher leaders, mathematicians, and mathematics educators with strong expertise in task writing and reviewing, and a deep understanding of the CCSS. Through the materials on the website and the knowledge of the community, Illustrative Mathematics is used in many ways as a tool for the professional development of teachers.

 

Lead Speaker: William McCallum

262  2:30 PM to
3:30 PM
Mineral F/GMiddle
(6 - 8)
Oral PresentationKnowledge for Leaders to Support a Strategic Infrastructure for Student Learning: Leader Practices that Build Full Knowledge for an Infrastructure to Support High Mathematics Achievement

Developing Building-Level Leader Capacity in Mathematics Instruction
Building-level leaders must have knowledge of effective teaching of mathematics in order to provide teachers with meaningful feedback. Presenters will share their plan and experience in working with K-12 administrators to develop an understanding of effective mathematics instruction using the Common Core State Standards for Mathematical Practice.

 

Lead Speaker: Jessica McIntyre
Co-Presenter: Gwen Zimmermann

263  2:30 PM to
3:30 PM
Capitol 1Secondary
(9 - 12)
Oral PresentationKnowledge for Leaders to Support a Strategic Infrastructure for Student Learning: Leader Practices that Build Full Knowledge for an Infrastructure to Support High Mathematics Achievement

Cameras in High School Mathematics Classrooms: A Teacher Leader Community Emerges
As part of the leadership strand of a statewide professional development project, a group of high school teachers committed to turning the cameras on in their classrooms. Within six months they have begun to use their videos as instructional tools to facilitate classroom enactment of the CCSS for Mathematical Practice.

 

Lead Speaker: Janice McCarthy
Co-Presenter: Valerie Maxwell
Co-Presenter: Jamila Riser
Co-Presenter: Jon Manon
Co-Presenter: Vickie Pendleton

264  2:30 PM to
3:30 PM
Capitol 3GeneralOral PresentationAssessing what Counts: Assessment Practices that Lead to New and Different Pathways for Deeper Levels of Understanding

Assessing and Developing Algebraic Thinking and Reasoning Methods
A set of algebraic reasoning assessment tools focusing on aspects of linearity (proportions) for K-3, 4-7, 8-10, and 9-12 will be presented, along with teachers' ranking of problem difficulty as compared to student performance (no match!) and recommendations of games, projects, and activities to enhance student learning, interest, and perseverance.

 

Lead Speaker: Carole Greenes
Co-Presenter: Mary Cavanagh

265  2:30 PM to
3:30 PM
Capitol 4Middle
(6 - 8)
Oral PresentationKnowledge for Leaders to Support a Strategic Infrastructure for Student Learning: Leader Practices that Build Full Knowledge for an Infrastructure to Support High Mathematics Achievement

Using NCTM's Freely Available Reflection Guides to Provide Professional Development to Mathematics Learning Communities
Reflection Guides for NCTM journals provide teacher leaders and coaches with a rich resource for professional development. A motivating article from Mathematics Teaching in the Middle School, "Using Students' Work as a Lens on Algebraic Thinking" by Driscoll and Moyer will be the focus to model a professional development session for teachers.

 

Lead Speaker: Chonda Long

266  2:30 PM to
3:30 PM
GraniteMiddle
(6 - 8)
Oral PresentationEquity for Each Learner: Equitable Practices to Engage and Build Student Mathematical Knowledge

Going Uphill: Developing the Concept of Slope Using Sketchpad and TinkerPlots
Participants will explore how to use both Sketchpad and TinkerPlots to develop a conceptual understanding of rate of change and slope, leading to a formal definition of slope and how it is calculated. Through the use of dynamic mathematics software, students will be able to connect a real-world understanding.

 

Lead Speaker: Karen Greenhaus
Co-Presenter: Elizabeth DeCarli

266.1  2:30 PM to
3:30 PM
SandstoneGeneralOral PresentationKnowledge for Leaders to Support a Strategic Infrastructure for Student Learning: Leader Practices that Build Full Knowledge for an Infrastructure to Support High Mathematics Achievement

Making the Most of Social Media
Social media has become an important aspect of daily communication with others. This small group session will focus on the use of social media to effectively communicate and learn.

 

Lead Speaker: Charlene Chausis

267  2:30 PM to
4:00 PM
TitaniumGeneralOral PresentationPractices that Support Coaches: Theoretically-Informed and Research-Based Practices for Content and Pedagogy

Using Creative Coaching Formats to Create Systemic Changes in Teacher Practice
Although one-on-one coaching is an effective model for improving individual teachers, it is not a model for creating systemic change. To create this kind of change, coaches need alternate coaching models. In this session, we will share formats we have developed that have proven effective in changing teacher practice at scale.

 

Lead Speaker: Antonia Cameron
Co-Presenter: Lucy West
Co-Presenter: Stephanie Slabic

268  2:30 PM to
4:00 PM
ZirconiumIntermediate
(3 - 5)
Oral PresentationPractices that Support Coaches: Theoretically-Informed and Research-Based Practices for Content and Pedagogy

Seeing is Succeeding: Empowering Coaches with Visual Models that Develop Fact Fluency Based on Understanding and Thinking Strategies
The Common Core State Standards stress the development of thinking strategies before written methods, but students need powerful visual models to help form a "mind picture" that links to the strategy. This workshop will demonstrate easy-to-make visual aids that coaches can use to help teachers "see" and implement all basic fact strategies.

 

Lead Speaker: James Burnett

269  2:30 PM to
4:00 PM
PlatinumGeneralOral PresentationKnowledge for Leaders to Support a Strategic Infrastructure for Student Learning: Leader Practices that Build Full Knowledge for an Infrastructure to Support High Mathematics Achievement

Coaching Corner: Resources for Mathematics Specialists on the NCSM Website
NCSM announces additions and improvements to their Coaching Corner: Resources for Mathematics Specialists section on the NCSM Website. These new resources will provide even more support for the work of mathematics specialists and leaders of coaching programs. We will explore the resources on the website and have an interactive discussion about their use.

 

Lead Speaker: Laura Godfrey
Co-Presenter: David Foster
Co-Presenter: Hope Bjerke
Co-Presenter: Ted Hull
Co-Presenter: Mona Toncheff
Co-Presenter: Beverley Kimes

271  3:45 PM to
4:15 PM
Capitol 5-7GeneralCaucusKnowledge for Leaders to Support a Strategic Infrastructure for Student Learning: Leader Practices that Build Full Knowledge for an Infrastructure to Support High Mathematics Achievement

NCSM Business Meeting, State of the Organization Report, and Caucuses
NCSM President Suzanne Mitchell will present the State of the Organization Report, including progress on the 2012-2013 NCSM projects and initiatives, newly released position papers, enhancements of the NCSM Website, and anticpated strategic priorities for 2012-2013. Treasurer Randy Pippen will describe the current financial status of the organization.

 

Lead Speaker: Suzanne Mitchell
Co-Presenter: Cheryl Avalos
Co-Presenter: Ruth Harbin Miles
Co-Presenter: Mari Muri
Co-Presenter: Randy Pippen

272  4:15 PM to
5:15 PM
Mineral AGeneralCaucusKnowledge for Leaders to Support a Strategic Infrastructure for Student Learning: Leader Practices that Build Full Knowledge for an Infrastructure to Support High Mathematics Achievement

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

 

Lead Speaker: Laura Godfrey

273  4:15 PM to
5:15 PM
Mineral B/CGeneralCaucusKnowledge for Leaders to Support a Strategic Infrastructure for Student Learning: Leader Practices that Build Full Knowledge for an Infrastructure to Support High Mathematics Achievement

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

 

Lead Speaker: Steve Viktora

274  4:15 PM to
5:15 PM
Mineral D/EGeneralCaucusKnowledge for Leaders to Support a Strategic Infrastructure for Student Learning: Leader Practices that Build Full Knowledge for an Infrastructure to Support High Mathematics Achievement

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

 

Lead Speaker: Ted Hull

275  4:15 PM to
5:15 PM
GraniteGeneralCaucusKnowledge for Leaders to Support a Strategic Infrastructure for Student Learning: Leader Practices that Build Full Knowledge for an Infrastructure to Support High Mathematics Achievement

Western 2 Regional 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: Hope Bjerke

276  4:15 PM to
5:15 PM
Capitol 1GeneralCaucusKnowledge for Leaders to Support a Strategic Infrastructure for Student Learning: Leader Practices that Build Full Knowledge for an Infrastructure to Support High Mathematics Achievement

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

 

Lead Speaker: Mari Muri

277  4:15 PM to
5:15 PM
Capitol 2GeneralCaucusKnowledge for Leaders to Support a Strategic Infrastructure for Student Learning: Leader Practices that Build Full Knowledge for an Infrastructure to Support High Mathematics Achievement

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

 

Lead Speaker: Eric Milou

278  4:15 PM to
5:15 PM
Capitol 3GeneralCaucusKnowledge for Leaders to Support a Strategic Infrastructure for Student Learning: Leader Practices that Build Full Knowledge for an Infrastructure to Support High Mathematics Achievement

Southern 2 Regional Caucus
Bermuda, Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, Puerto Rico, South Carolina, Virginia, Virgin Islands, Military State AA (Armed Forces America)

 

Lead Speaker: Wanda Jean Audrict

279  4:15 PM to
5:15 PM
Capitol 4GeneralCaucusKnowledge for Leaders to Support a Strategic Infrastructure for Student Learning: Leader Practices that Build Full Knowledge for an Infrastructure to Support High Mathematics Achievement

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

 

Lead Speaker: Mona Toncheff

280  4:15 PM to
5:15 PM
SandstoneGeneralCaucusKnowledge for Leaders to Support a Strategic Infrastructure for Student Learning: Leader Practices that Build Full Knowledge for an Infrastructure to Support High Mathematics Achievement

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

 

Lead Speaker: Carol Matsumoto

280  4:15 PM to
5:15 PM
SandstoneGeneralCaucusKnowledge for Leaders to Support a Strategic Infrastructure for Student Learning: Leader Practices that Build Full Knowledge for an Infrastructure to Support High Mathematics Achievement

International Attendee Caucus
Anyone from outside the United States and Canada

 

Lead Speaker: Kathleen Rieke

281  4:15 PM to
5:15 PM
GraniteGeneralCaucusKnowledge for Leaders to Support a Strategic Infrastructure for Student Learning: Leader Practices that Build Full Knowledge for an Infrastructure to Support High Mathematics Achievement

NCSM Past Presidents Caucus
NCSM Past Presidents Caucus

 

Co-Presenter: Larry Bradsby
Lead Speaker: Diane Briars

 
All Sessions -- Wednesday, April 17, 2013
 
300  7:30 AM to
8:30 AM
Centennial D-HGeneralFunctionsKnowledge for Leaders to Support a Strategic Infrastructure for Student Learning: Leader Practices that Build Full Knowledge for an Infrastructure to Support High Mathematics Achievement

Seeking the Summit: A Journey to Bridge Connections Among the Standards for Mathematical Practice and Classroom Practices
BIO Jennifer M. Bay-Williams is a professor of mathematics education at the University of Louisville (Kentucky). She is co-author of numerous books to support teachers and teacher leaders, including Mathematics Coaching: Resources and Tools for Coaches and Leaders (with Maggie McGatha, Beth Kobett, and Jon Wray); Teaching Student-Centered Mathematics: Developmentally Appropriate Instruction (3 volume series) (with LouAnn Lovin, Karen Karp and the late John van de Walle; Elementary and Middle School: Teaching Developmentally-8E and the Professional Development Edition, and the related Field Experience Guide, Developing Essential Understanding of Addition and Subtraction for Teaching Mathematics in Pre-K-Grade 2, and Math and Literature: Grades 6-8. Jennifer has published many articles on teaching and learning in NCTM journals and regularly provides professional development on effective teaching practices. Jennifer taught elementary, middle, and high school in Missouri and in Peru, and continues to work in classrooms at all levels with students and with teachers. Jennifer served on the Board of Directors for TODOS: Equity for All, as Editor for the 2012 NCTM Yearbook on Professional Collaborations, and Past-President of the Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators (AMTE).

 

Lead Speaker: Jennifer Bay-Williams

301  8:45 AM to
9:45 AM
Capitol 5 -7GeneralMajor SpeakerKnowledge for Leaders to Support a Strategic Infrastructure for Student Learning: Leader Practices that Build Full Knowledge for an Infrastructure to Support High Mathematics Achievement

The Role of Mathematics Teaching and Learning in New Teacher Evaluation Systems
Heather C. Hill is a Professor in Education at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Her primary work focuses on developing new measures of mathematics teacher and teaching quality, and using these measures to inform current policies and instructional improvement efforts. Over the period 2000-2010, she and colleagues developed an assessment of teachers' mathematical knowledge for teaching (MKT) as well as an observational instrument to evaluate the mathematical quality of instruction (MQI) within classrooms. She is codirector of the National Center for Teacher Effectiveness and also principal investigator of a five-year study examining the effects of Marilyn Burns Math Solutions professional development on teaching and learning. Her other interests include instructional improvement efforts in mathematics and the role that language plays in the implementation of public policy. She has served as section chairs for the American Educational Research Association and Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness conferences, and on the editorial boards of Journal of Research in Mathematics Education and the American Educational Research Journal. She is the coauthor, with David K. Cohen, of Learning policy: When state education reform works (Yale Press, 2001).

 

Lead Speaker: Heather Hill

303  8:45 AM to
9:45 AM
Capitol 2Middle
(6 - 8)
Sponsor ShowcaseKnowledge for Leaders to Support a Strategic Infrastructure for Student Learning: Leader Practices that Build Full Knowledge for an Infrastructure to Support High Mathematics Achievement

Scholastic Education: Your Common Core Mathematics Solution
cholastic's breakthrough solutions in mathematics intervention are designed to target key areas outlined by the National Math Panel and the Common Core State Standards to give students the foundation for success in algebra and beyond. Learn more about our professional development offerings and our mathematics interventions - including the solution you have all been waiting for - MATH 180 - an innovative blended-solution that provides a rich mathematical experience for both teachers and students.

 

Lead Speaker: Marilyn Trow

304  8:45 AM to
9:45 AM
Centennial ASecondary
(9 - 12)
Oral PresentationAssessing what Counts: Assessment Practices that Lead to New and Different Pathways for Deeper Levels of Understanding

Technology-Aided Assessment to Probe Understanding and Push Mathematical Thinking Forward
Technology-aided assessments need not be limited to multiple choice formats that overly constrain student responses. Technology can provide much richer opportunities to both probe student understanding and to push student thinking forward (hallmarks of formative assessment) without giving up many of the advantages of machine evaluation.

 

Lead Speaker: Gail Burrill
Co-Presenter: Tom Dick

305  8:45 AM to
9:45 AM
Centennial BSecondary
(9 - 12)
Oral PresentationKnowledge for Leaders to Support a Strategic Infrastructure for Student Learning: Leader Practices that Build Full Knowledge for an Infrastructure to Support High Mathematics Achievement

Improving the Quality (and Quantity) of New Secondary Mathematics Teachers: University/School Partnerships Are Key!
Producing new secondary mathematics teachers who are well-prepared to meet the challenges of the Common Core State Standards requires strong partnerships between higher education and K-12 schools, supporting candidates across the continuum from recruitment to preparation to induction to content-rich professional development for teachers in partner schools.

 

Lead Speaker: W. Gary Martin
Co-Presenter: Jim Lewis
Co-Presenter: Johannah Maynor
Co-Presenter: Marilyn Strutchens

306  8:45 AM to
9:45 AM
Centennial CGeneralOral PresentationAssessing what Counts: Assessment Practices that Lead to New and Different Pathways for Deeper Levels of Understanding

Mapping the Way: Using a Learning Map to Analyze Assessment Data and Guide Mathematics Instruction
This session focuses on how education leaders can engage teachers in using assessments to help all students learn. Progress on a multi-state project developing innovative assessments linked to the CCSS will be described. Participants will engage in using a learning map that articulates the mathematics students learn to guide instruction.

 

Lead Speaker: Kelli Thomas
Co-Presenter: Alan Sheinker
Co-Presenter: Perneet Sood
Co-Presenter: Mari Flake

307  8:45 AM to
9:45 AM
Mineral APrimary
(PK - 2)
Oral PresentationEquity for Each Learner: Equitable Practices to Engage and Build Student Mathematical Knowledge

Math and Movement: Using Movement to Enhance Mathematical Ability, Increase Physical Fitness, and Meet the Common Core State Standards
Learn simple strategies for using movement-based learning to reach ALL learners. Math & Movement is a kinesthetic, multi-sensory approach to teaching mathematics. Learn of the newest research linking exercise and increased learning and how to strengthen your classroom teachers' love of teaching mathematics. Learn how to sustain movement-based learning through teacher buy-in.

 

Lead Speaker: Suzy Koontz

308  8:45 AM to
9:45 AM
Mineral B/CMiddle
(6 - 8)
Oral PresentationKnowledge for Leaders to Support a Strategic Infrastructure for Student Learning: Leader Practices that Build Full Knowledge for an Infrastructure to Support High Mathematics Achievement

Examining the Fraction Focus in the Common Core State Standards
This session will examine the steps that teacher leaders (in grades 3-8) must take to ensure high-quality mathematics instruction in the era of the Common Core State Standards with a focus on the mathematical practices and the teaching of rational numbers.

 

Lead Speaker: Eric Milou

309  8:45 AM to
9:45 AM
Mineral D/EMiddle
(6 - 8)
Oral PresentationAssessing what Counts: Assessment Practices that Lead to New and Different Pathways for Deeper Levels of Understanding

After the Professional Development Goes Away: Stories of Continuing and Scaling Up Formative Assessment Practices in Mathematics
At the conclusion of two years of professional development to improve mathematics instruction through learning about formative assessment practices, participating schools took very different next steps. Come learn about and discuss factors that contributed to successes and challenges of two schools that chose to continue and scale up this work.

 

Lead Speaker: Susan Janssen
Co-Presenter: Emily Fagan

310  8:45 AM to
9:45 AM
Mineral F/GIntermediate
(3 - 5)
Oral PresentationEquity for Each Learner: Equitable Practices to Engage and Build Student Mathematical Knowledge

Using Technology to Support Struggling Learners in Inclusive Mathematics Classrooms
Technology, such as interactive whiteboards and tablet computers, provides multiple options to support students who struggle to learn mathematics. What are some principles to help guide the use of technology? What are some promising practices? This session will address these questions through describing classroom examples and showing a video episode.

 

Lead Speaker: Zachary Champagne
Co-Presenter: Judy Storeygard

311  8:45 AM to
9:45 AM
Capitol 1Middle
(6 - 8)
Oral PresentationKnowledge for Leaders to Support a Strategic Infrastructure for Student Learning: Leader Practices that Build Full Knowledge for an Infrastructure to Support High Mathematics Achievement

Mathematics Professional Development by Teacher Leaders: A Colorado School District's Experiences Using the Problem-Solving Cycle
This session will share the experiences of one large, urban district in Colorado that used a model of mathematics professional development called the Problem-Solving Cycle. We discuss the model, its implementation by teacher leaders in the district, and research findings around the impact on participating teachers' knowledge and instructional practices.

 

Lead Speaker: Karen Koellner
Co-Presenter: Jennifer Jacobs
Co-Presenter: Joanie Funderburk

312  8:45 AM to
9:45 AM
Capitol 3GeneralOral PresentationEquity for Each Learner: Equitable Practices to Engage and Build Student Mathematical Knowledge

Leveling the Playing Field Begins with Access to the Common Core State Standards for K-5 Students
A component of equity is to provide all students access to content. GRREC, Whizz Education, Inc., Carnegie Learning, and Western Kentucky University collaborated to provide professional development for teachers to increase knowledge of mathematics content and pedagogy while forming data teams to monitor progress. Students received quality instruction with embedded supports.

 

Lead Speaker: Sandra Baker
Co-Presenter: Kevin Judd
Co-Presenter: Kasey Bratcher

313  8:45 AM to
9:45 AM
Capitol 4Intermediate
(3 - 5)
Oral PresentationPractices that Support Coaches: Theoretically-Informed and Research-Based Practices for Content and Pedagogy

Building Fluency with Fractions
To be good at fractions, students need to develop a specific set of skills and abilities. We'll identify what those skills are, which of the Common Core State Standards are critical at each grade level, and what tools teachers can use to give students a better, more intuitive understanding.

 

Lead Speaker: Greg Tang

314  8:45 AM to
9:45 AM
GranitePrimary
(PK - 2)
Oral PresentationKnowledge for Leaders to Support a Strategic Infrastructure for Student Learning: Leader Practices that Build Full Knowledge for an Infrastructure to Support High Mathematics Achievement

Using Professional Learning Communities/Networks to Promote Mathematical Practices in the Primary Grades
Teachers of the early grades have the opportunity to lay the foundation for young students' lifelong habits of mind. In this session, learn and experience the essential components of an effective PLC /PLN that develops primary teachers' skills in engaging their students in the Common Core State Standards for Mathematical Practice.

 

Lead Speaker: Janie Schielack
Co-Presenter: Dinah Chancellor

315  8:45 AM to
9:45 AM
TitaniumGeneralOral PresentationPractices that Support Coaches: Theoretically-Informed and Research-Based Practices for Content and Pedagogy

Supporting the Transition from Experienced Teacher to Mathematics Coach
In this session, participants will engage with findings from a research study about experiences of veteran elementary and middle grade teachers during their first year as mathematics coaches. Specific strategies for supporting new mathematics coaches will be discussed.

 

Lead Speaker: Fran Arbaugh
Co-Presenter: Kathryn Chval

316  8:45 AM to
9:45 AM
ZirconiumGeneralOral PresentationAssessing what Counts: Assessment Practices that Lead to New and Different Pathways for Deeper Levels of Understanding

Form Follows Function: Changing Administrator and Teacher Beliefs About Formative Assessment
What structures support the effective use of Formative Assessment? Presenters will share work they have done with 32 school districts in Suburban Cook County. We will highlight project features that have helped administrators, teacher leaders, and teachers use formative assessments to reflect and change practice to improve student learning.

 

Lead Speaker: Margie Pligge
Co-Presenter: Nancy Mueller
Co-Presenter: Melanie Wertz
Co-Presenter: Joanne Baker

317  8:45 AM to
9:45 AM
PlatinumIntermediate
(3 - 5)
Oral PresentationKnowledge for Leaders to Support a Strategic Infrastructure for Student Learning: Leader Practices that Build Full Knowledge for an Infrastructure to Support High Mathematics Achievement

Facilitating Teachers' Capacity to Teach Mathematics in the Common Core Through Practice-Based Professional Development Materials
Presenters discuss features of materials that support teachers' capacity to teach mathematics according to the Common Core State Standards through a distinctive form of professional development for elementary mathematics teachers that integrates elements of professional learning and grounds learning opportunities in practice.

 

Lead Speaker: Meghan Shaughnessy
Co-Presenter: Judith Jacobs
Co-Presenter: Timothy Boerst
Co-Presenter: Kara Suzuka

318  8:45 AM to
9:45 PM
SandstoneGeneralOral PresentationKnowledge for Leaders to Support a Strategic Infrastructure for Student Learning: Leader Practices that Build Full Knowledge for an Infrastructure to Support High Mathematics Achievement

NCSM Situations: Secondary Professional Development Using Classroom-Based Scenarios
Situations are classroom-based scenarios that provide opportunities for secondary teachers to broaden and deepen their mathematical knowledge for teaching secondary mathematics. Learn about ways to use these materials to advance the content knowledge of both in-service and pre-service secondary teachers.

 

Lead Speaker: Patricia Wilson
Co-Presenter: Diane Briars
Co-Presenter: M. Kathleen Heid
Co-Presenter: Connie Schrock
Co-Presenter: Steve Viktora

319  10:00 AM to
11:00 AM
Capitol 5-7Secondary
(9 - 12)
Major SpeakerKnowledge for Leaders to Support a Strategic Infrastructure for Student Learning: Leader Practices that Build Full Knowledge for an Infrastructure to Support High Mathematics Achievement

A New Model for Linking Schools & Colleges in Support of Common Core Adoption
BIO: Heather Woodcock Ayres facilitates the Affinity Network, drawing on 25 years of experience as an educational administrator, instructor, and researcher involved with programs to emphasize the skills and knowledge students need to transition successfully from high school to college. Her background includes 15 years in undergraduate admission as Director of Admission at Wellesley College and Brown University, where she established an early-college partnership program with Providence Public Schools. As an Assistant Dean of Arts and Sciences at The College of William and Mary, Heather organized community-based research, designed writing intensive first-year seminars, and taught courses on literacy and social change. She has 10 years of experience conducting research on strategies to promote first-year college student success and on data-driven school improvement practices with middle and high school educators through the College Board and Data Wise project at Harvard Graduate School of Education, where Heather earned her master's and doctoral degrees. Rick Biggerstaff was born in Santa Ana California. He was raised and now lives in Spokane Washington. He earned his Bachelor's degree in Secondary Math Education and his Master's degree in mathematics both at Eastern Washington University. He taught high school math for 21 years at Lewis and Clark High School in Spokane, and was the Mathematics Department Head for 13 of those years. Rick was also an adjunct Instructor at Spokane Falls Community College for 6 years in their evening calculus program. For the past 5 years, he has worked as the Secondary Mathematics Coordinator for Spokane Public Schools. Rick is married, has 3 sons and 2 grandchildren who live in Spokane.

 

Lead Speaker: Heather Ayres
Co-Presenter: Rick Biggerstaff

320  10:00 AM to
11:00 AM
Quartz A/BIntermediate
(3 - 5)
Technology ShowcaseEquity for Each Learner: Equitable Practices to Engage and Build Student Mathematical Knowledge

Using Math-Whizz for Differentiation, RTL, and Teaching to the New Standards
Math-Whizz is the most advanced online tutor for students in grades K-8. With a diagnostic assessment, adaptive animated lessons, and motivating rewards, students who use the program often progress two years in mathematics in just one year and have fun at the same time. In a lab setting, participants will get an opportunity to explore the student experience, try sample lessons, see what it's like to teach with the program, and have an opportunity to try Math-Whizz out for themselves.

 

Lead Speaker: Kevin Judd
Co-Presenter: Sarah Slaid

321  10:00 AM to
11:00 AM
Capitol 2Middle
(6 - 8)
Sponsor ShowcaseKnowledge for Leaders to Support a Strategic Infrastructure for Student Learning: Leader Practices that Build Full Knowledge for an Infrastructure to Support High Mathematics Achievement

Pearson's CMP3: Strategic Digital Tools for Teaching the Standards for Mathematical Practice
Technology is part of everyday life. Pearson's CMP3 brings the full power of technology into the classroom, using digital tools to help your teachers teach with fidelity, thus raising student achievement. Participants will learn how engaging and interactive mobile technology helps manage classroom instruction and deliver content that's rooted in the Standards for Mathematical Practice.

 

Lead Speaker: Chris Morrison
Co-Presenter: Marta Miko

322  10:00 AM to
11:00 AM
Centennial AMiddle
(6 - 8)
Oral PresentationKnowledge for Leaders to Support a Strategic Infrastructure for Student Learning: Leader Practices that Build Full Knowledge for an Infrastructure to Support High Mathematics Achievement

Helping Teachers Engage with the Standards for Mathematical Practice: An Instructional Strategy to "Look for and Express Regularity in Repeated Reasoning"
Experience a sample set of activities from a new professional development course for teachers to learn to engage their students with the Standards for Mathematical Practice. Participants will unpack mathematical practice #8, work on a rich mathematics task, and learn an instructional strategy for encouraging students' use of this practice.

 

Lead Speaker: Grace Kelemanik
Co-Presenter: Susan Janssen
Co-Presenter: Life Legeros

323  10:00 AM to
11:00 AM
Centennial BGeneralOral PresentationKnowledge for Leaders to Support a Strategic Infrastructure for Student Learning: Leader Practices that Build Full Knowledge for an Infrastructure to Support High Mathematics Achievement

Making Your Vision for Mathematics Education a Reality: Five Steps to Achieving the Standards for Mathematical Practice
Is it really possible to have everyone on the same page working toward the same goals? Yes! Participants will hear the story of how one mathematics coach led a K-8 school through five high impact steps over a five-year period, leading to a community of thinkers and persistent problem solvers.

 

Lead Speaker: Lindsey Smith

324  10:00 AM to
11:00 AM
Centennial CMiddle
(6 - 8)
Oral PresentationPractices that Support Coaches: Theoretically-Informed and Research-Based Practices for Content and Pedagogy

A Common Core: New Ways of Working with Student Teachers
How can cooperating teachers infuse the Standards for Mathematical Practice into their student teachers' habits of mind when they, themselves, haven't reached full understanding? Through video and the lens of a student teacher, cooperating teachers, principal, and methods instructor, we will explore new ways of coaching them all.

 

Lead Speaker: Sandie Gilliam
Co-Presenter: Michael Dougan
Co-Presenter: Lori Smith
Co-Presenter: Mark Miller
Co-Presenter: Kirstin Oseth

325  10:00 AM to
11:00 AM
Mineral ASecondary
(9 - 12)
Oral PresentationKnowledge for Leaders to Support a Strategic Infrastructure for Student Learning: Leader Practices that Build Full Knowledge for an Infrastructure to Support High Mathematics Achievement

National Trends in Universal Early Algebra: Findings from a National Study of Early Algebra Policies
This session presents findings from a national survey of how school districts are responding to current pressure to ensure that all students complete Algebra 1 by or before grade 9. Findings reveal how districts structure and use resources to respond to early algebra demands and illustrate outcomes and challenges.

 

Lead Speaker: Janine Remillard
Co-Presenter: Beth Herbel-Eisenmann
Co-Presenter: Michael Steele
Co-Presenter: Lindsay Keazer
Co-Presenter: Baker John
Co-Presenter: Nina Hoe

326  10:00 AM to
11:00 AM
Mineral B/CGeneralOral PresentationAssessing what Counts: Assessment Practices that Lead to New and Different Pathways for Deeper Levels of Understanding

Preparing Your Teachers and Students for the Consortia Assessments
Are your teachers and students prepared for assessment items which provide evidence on proficiency to explain and apply mathematical concepts; perform procedures; frame and solve complex problems; construct viable arguments to support their reasoning; and analyze complex real-world scenarios using mathematical models to interpret and solve problems? We examine the steps necessary to accept this challenge.

 

Lead Speaker: Hank Kepner

327  10:00 AM to
11:00 AM
Mineral D/EGeneralOral PresentationKnowledge for Leaders to Support a Strategic Infrastructure for Student Learning: Leader Practices that Build Full Knowledge for an Infrastructure to Support High Mathematics Achievement

Simple Solution for Success in the Mathematics Classroom: Badges, Progress, and Motivation
We all like making progress and feeling like we're getting better at something. Sadly, too many of our students don't have any sense of consistent progress in mathematics. This session will explore ways to integrate gaming elements into both learning AND teaching to make progress transparent and motivating.

 

Lead Speaker: David Dockterman

328  10:00 AM to
11:00 AM
Mineral F/GGeneralOral PresentationKnowledge for Leaders to Support a Strategic Infrastructure for Student Learning: Leader Practices that Build Full Knowledge for an Infrastructure to Support High Mathematics Achievement

District and School Leadership that Supports the Implementation of Mathematics Instructional Materials: What We've Learned from 12 Districts
What are the key dimensions of building a coherent and successful implementation? In this session, we will report on an NSF-funded study investigating the implementation of mathematics instructional materials with particular attention to district and school infrastructure that promotes high-quality mathematics instruction.

 

Lead Speaker: Katherine Schwinden
Co-Presenter: June Mark
Co-Presenter: Kristen Reed

329  10:00 AM to
11:00 AM
Capitol 1Intermediate
(3 - 5)
Oral PresentationEquity for Each Learner: Equitable Practices to Engage and Build Student Mathematical Knowledge

A Menu of Strategies: Building Flexible Thinking into the Curriculum
This session focuses on the role of flexible computation strategies in developing student mathematical proficiency. Specific areas of discussion will include the interplay between conceptual models and numerical algorithms, the teaching of varied strategies to meet the contextual demand of a problem, and to support the individual needs of students.

 

Lead Speaker: Jennifer Leimberer

330  10:00 AM to
11:00 AM
Capitol 3Intermediate
(3 - 5)
Oral PresentationKnowledge for Leaders to Support a Strategic Infrastructure for Student Learning: Leader Practices that Build Full Knowledge for an Infrastructure to Support High Mathematics Achievement

Improving Mathematics Achievement: Supporting Teachers' Use of Mathematical Disagreements
Participants will examine elementary teachers' perceptions of mathematical disagreements and then assess their own understanding of how to support teachers' use of such disagreements in having a positive impact on mathematics achievement. Connections between supporting teachers' use of mathematical disagreements and the Standards for Mathematical Practice will be highlighted.

 

Lead Speaker: Angela Barlow
Co-Presenter: Angeline Gaddy
Co-Presenter: Wesley Baxter

331  10:00 AM to
11:00 AM
Capitol 4GeneralOral PresentationPractices that Support Coaches: Theoretically-Informed and Research-Based Practices for Content and Pedagogy

The Exciting Odyssey of Turning a Mathematics Department Around in One Year
Things were not good when I first arrived at Hazelwood East Middle School. It is amazing how far the mathematics department has come in just over a year. This session will discuss the replicable elements of a systemic approach to shifting curriculum, instruction, assessment, and the professional culture.

 

Lead Speaker: Steven Leinwand

332  10:00 AM to
11:00 AM
GraniteSecondary
(9 - 12)
Oral PresentationKnowledge for Leaders to Support a Strategic Infrastructure for Student Learning: Leader Practices that Build Full Knowledge for an Infrastructure to Support High Mathematics Achievement

Empowering High School Administrators, Coaches, and Teacher Leaders to Leverage the Standards for Mathematical Practice to Make Instructional Shifts Happen
How can we best support our administrators and specialists in their efforts to help teachers in actualizing the Common Core State Standards for Mathematical Practice? This session will engage participants in several focused professional development activities from our work with administrators, specialists, and teacher leaders in our high school problem-based project.

 

Lead Speaker: Jamila Riser
Co-Presenter: Jon Manon
Co-Presenter: Valerie Maxwell
Co-Presenter: Janice McCarthy
Co-Presenter: Vickie Pendleton

333  10:00 AM to
11:00 AM
TitaniumPrimary
(PK - 2)
Oral PresentationPractices that Support Coaches: Theoretically-Informed and Research-Based Practices for Content and Pedagogy

Coaching Teachers to Develop the Common Core State Standards for Mathematical Practice
The role of the teacher in developing the Common Core State Standards for Mathematical Practice is important to the practices coming alive. Coaches can help teachers develop the practices by initiating and facilitating several defined actions. The presenter will discuss and demonstrate a variety of these actions for each of eight mathematical practices.

 

Lead Speaker: Thomasenia Adams

334  10:00 AM to
11:00 AM
ZirconiumIntermediate
(3 - 5)
Oral PresentationAssessing what Counts: Assessment Practices that Lead to New and Different Pathways for Deeper Levels of Understanding

Engaging and Motivating Mathematics Problems, Tasks, and Activities
Encourage students to explore, collaborate, discuss and write about their mathematical thinking and ideas about meaningful problems and tasks. Ask good questions to promote thinking and to motivate students. Include mathematics assessment rubrics and relevant Common Core State Standards (CCSS) websites. Show how the CCSS for Mathematical Practice are used in each activity.

 

Lead Speaker: Edna Bazik
Co-Presenter: Sharon Rak

335  10:00 AM to
11:00 AM
PlatinumMiddle
(6 - 8)
Oral PresentationKnowledge for Leaders to Support a Strategic Infrastructure for Student Learning: Leader Practices that Build Full Knowledge for an Infrastructure to Support High Mathematics Achievement

Developing a Mathematics Program Where Students Model Professional Mathematicians by Holding a Mathematics Symposium in Their School
Research and common sense indicate that students who are engaged in rich, meaningful mathematics programs learn more and perform at higher levels than students who are in narrow, test-prep focused programs. Participants will learn about and discuss how to incorporate mathematics symposia in their schools.

 

Lead Speaker: James Matthews

336  10:00 AM to
11:00 AM
SandstoneGeneralOral PresentationPractices that Support Coaches: Theoretically-Informed and Research-Based Practices for Content and Pedagogy

Let's Use NCSM's Coaching Corner
We will guide you in using Coaching Corner resources to strengthen student-focused coaching in mathematics. You could plan effective pre- and post-observation conferences. You could find and use video clips, authentic coaching case studies, and the SVMI Coaching Observation Guide to learn how to improve your coaching program. We will use common core universal mathematical practices for student learning as the focus points for this session making it applicable for coaching at all grade levels.

 

Lead Speaker: Laura Godfrey
Co-Presenter: David Foster

337  11:15 AM to
12:15 PM
Capitol 5-7GeneralMajor SpeakerEquity for Each Learner: Equitable Practices to Engage and Build Student Mathematical Knowledge

The PEAK of Mathematics Leadership: Placements, Equity, Achievement, and Knowledge
Lee V. Stiff is a professor of mathematics education at North Carolina State University, a position he has held since 1983. He has been recognized for his work via the Reginald V. Blackmon Award for Excellence in Teaching, the W. W. Rankin Memorial Award for Excellence in Mathematics Education, and a Fulbright Scholar Award to the Department of Mathematics of the University of Ghana. From 2000 to 2002, Dr. Stiff served as President of NCTM. Dr. Stiff has served on the Boards of Directors of the Benjamin Banneker Association and NCTM. He has been a member of the Mathematical Sciences Education Board of the National Research Council and the Education Advisory Committee of the National Aeronautics Space Administration. Since 1989, Dr. Stiff has been a co-author of elementary, middle grades, and high school textbooks in mathematics currently published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt and Holt McDougal.

 

Lead Speaker: Lee Stiff

338  11:15 AM to
12:15 PM
Quartz A/BIntermediate
(3 - 5)
Technology ShowcaseEquity for Each Learner: Equitable Practices to Engage and Build Student Mathematical Knowledge

Ensure Fluency with Whole Numbers for ALL Students!
By the end of third grade, the Common Core State Standards call for students to be fast and accurate with mathematics facts in all four operations. Join this session to learn how FASTT Math Next Generation's adaptive instruction enables students to develop mathematics fact fluency and automaticity so they can focus on higher mathematics skills. Because it is so easy to use and easy to implement, teachers can spend their time on addressing the rigorous skills needed to help all students become College and Career Ready.

 

Lead Speaker: Lea Ozeri
Co-Presenter: Nikki Lalonde

339  11:15 AM to
12:15 PM
Centennial AGeneralOral PresentationKnowledge for Leaders to Support a Strategic Infrastructure for Student Learning: Leader Practices that Build Full Knowledge for an Infrastructure to Support High Mathematics Achievement

Demonstration Lessons: Supporting Teachers in Implementing the Common Core State Standards
In our professional development project, teachers observe lessons taught by project faculty in fellow participants' classrooms. In this session, we will share teacher insights regarding these demonstration lessons. Emphasis will be given to how these insights inform mathematics leaders' practices aimed at supporting teachers' implementation of the Common Core State Standards.

 

Co-Presenter: Angela Barlow
Lead Speaker: Sydney Holbert

340  11:15 AM to
12:15 PM
Centennial BIntermediate
(3 - 5)
Oral PresentationAssessing what Counts: Assessment Practices that Lead to New and Different Pathways for Deeper Levels of Understanding

The Complexity of Assessing for Depth of Understanding: What Are They Really Thinking?
Before we can design effective intervention experiences we must first determine students' depth of understanding, which is easier said than done. Join us for this interactive session as we examine a model used for assisting teachers in assessing for depth of understanding using conceptual webs to inform individual and whole class interviews.

 

Lead Speaker: Sandy Atkins

341  11:15 AM to
12:15 PM
Centennial CGeneralOral PresentationEquity for Each Learner: Equitable Practices to Engage and Build Student Mathematical Knowledge

The Having of Mathematical Ideas: Learning to Listen to Students
This session will focus on implementing the Common Core State Standards for Mathematical Practice by bringing students' mathematical ideas to the foreground of our practice. Participants will experience, first-hand, practical methods for engaging ALL students in mathematical discourse. These methods are appropriate across the K-16 continuum.

 

Lead Speaker: Ruth Parker

342  11:15 AM to
12:15 PM
Mineral AGeneralOral PresentationKnowledge for Leaders to Support a Strategic Infrastructure for Student Learning: Leader Practices that Build Full Knowledge for an Infrastructure to Support High Mathematics Achievement

Learning from Each Other: Reflections on a Joint U.S./Korea Workshop
Korean and U.S. educators who participated in a post-ICME mathematics education workshop on mathematics curriculum, teaching, and leadership in both countries report on key elements of the discussion and what they learned.

 

Lead Speaker: John Staley
Co-Presenter: Hee-chen Lew
Co-Presenter: Janine Remillard

343  11:15 AM to
12:15 PM
Mineral B/CGeneralOral PresentationAssessing what Counts: Assessment Practices that Lead to New and Different Pathways for Deeper Levels of Understanding

New Directions in Assessment: The PARCC Prototyping Project
In preparation for the PARCC assessment system, a coalition of mathematicians, mathematics educators, and K-12 educators, led by the Dana Center, is developing a set of prototype assessment tasks to inform the new assessment system. We will share examples of assessment and instructional tasks and discuss new directions in assessment.

 

Lead Speaker: Susan Hull
Co-Presenter: Cathy Seeley
Co-Presenter: Katey Arrington

344  11:15 AM to
12:15 PM
Mineral D/EGeneralOral PresentationKnowledge for Leaders to Support a Strategic Infrastructure for Student Learning: Leader Practices that Build Full Knowledge for an Infrastructure to Support High Mathematics Achievement

Designing Professional Development to Embed Practice Standards While Supporting Teachers with Content and Pedagogy for the Common Core State Standards
If you want to support teachers in the standards implementation process through professional development, this is the session for you. Learn design principles that will guide the creation of high impact professional development that encourages teachers to incorporate the Standards for Mathematical Practice as they implement the Common Core State Standards.

 

Lead Speaker: Lori McMullen
Co-Presenter: Gretchen Hazelwood
Co-Presenter: Angie Wright

345  11:15 AM to
12:15 PM
Mineral F/GMiddle
(6 - 8)
Oral PresentationKnowledge for Leaders to Support a Strategic Infrastructure for Student Learning: Leader Practices that Build Full Knowledge for an Infrastructure to Support High Mathematics Achievement

Engaging Middle School Collaborative Teams to Transition to the Common Core State Standards
Effective implementation of the Common Core State Standards for Mathematical Practice is a collaborative endeavor, not an individual one. This session analyzes key content knowledge and mathematical practices that middle school students will need to learn, and highlights specific activities and strategies that support collaborative teacher teams to effectively implement the CCSS, along with supporting resources.

 

Lead Speaker: Diane Briars

346  11:15 AM to
12:15 AM
Capitol 1GeneralOral PresentationKnowledge for Leaders to Support a Strategic Infrastructure for Student Learning: Leader Practices that Build Full Knowledge for an Infrastructure to Support High Mathematics Achievement

More Heads Are Better than One: Implementing Peer Collaboration to Support Teacher Planning, Noticing, and Reflection
When teachers collaborate effectively, students' mathematical learning improves. Sharing experiences or looking at student work can help; but observing a lesson together - especially one planned collaboratively - adds a dimension that can significantly move teacher practice and beliefs. Learn structures, norms, and tools that enabled successful implementation across 30 districts.

 

Lead Speaker: Nancy Mueller
Co-Presenter: Margie Pligge
Co-Presenter: Mary Jo Tavormina

347  11:15 AM to
12:15 PM
Capitol 2GeneralOral PresentationPractices that Support Coaches: Theoretically-Informed and Research-Based Practices for Content and Pedagogy

Coaching Tools to 'Peak' Teachers' Effective Questioning and Discourse
Questioning and discourse are critical in supporting student development of the Common Core State Standards for Mathematical Practice. We will share and discuss theoretically-informed tools to use in professional development and the coaching cycle related to questioning and discourse. You will leave with a collection of tools.

 

Lead Speaker: Jennifer Bay-Williams
Co-Presenter: Maggie McGatha
Co-Presenter: Beth Kobett
Co-Presenter: Jonathan Wray

348  11:15 AM to
12:15 PM
Capitol 3Middle
(6 - 8)
Oral PresentationAssessing what Counts: Assessment Practices that Lead to New and Different Pathways for Deeper Levels of Understanding

Helping Teachers Promote and Assess the Common Core State Standards for Mathematical Practice Using Rubrics
Research shows that when paired with formative assessment, feedback is one of the most powerful tools teachers can use to move student achievement. Participants will evaluate existing rubrics and see how they can be used as tools to assist teachers in developing their capacity for explicitly teaching the Standards for Mathematical Practice.

 

Lead Speaker: Joseph Biernat

349  11:15 AM to
12:15 PM
Capitol 4GeneralOral PresentationEquity for Each Learner: Equitable Practices to Engage and Build Student Mathematical Knowledge

High Leverage Practice for Responsible Mathematics Instruction
Responsible teaching that has powerful effects on children's learning should not have to be invented on one's own. This session identifies and unpacks a set of high-leverage teaching practices, including leading discussions, establishing routines for academic discourse, explaining and modeling core content, and eliciting and interpreting student thinking.

 

Lead Speaker: Deborah Ball

350  11:15 AM to
12:15 PM
GraniteMiddle
(6 - 8)
Oral PresentationPractices that Support Coaches: Theoretically-Informed and Research-Based Practices for Content and Pedagogy

TurnOnCCMath: Learning Trajectory Framework to Support Interpretation of the Mathematics Common Core by Teachers, Coaches, and Supervisors
Implementing the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) to support the long-term conceptual improvement in learning and teaching requires new types of resources. TurnOnCCMath.net, a new web-based resource, unpacks the K-8 CCSS with learning trajectories based on research on student learning. TurnOnCCMath's "descriptors" incorporate five major elements to support understanding of student learning and improved professional development and instruction: cognitive principles/big ideas; student strategies, representations, and misconceptions; mathematical distinctions and multiple mathematical models; coherent structures within topic areas; and bridging standards. Building on an introduction to learning trajectories and discussion of diagnostic assessment on Tuesday by Confrey, this presentation focuses on use of TurnOnCCMath in recent professional development work with teachers, and discusses examples of the learning trajectory elements in the particularly intensive middle grades topics of Statistics and Probability.

 

Lead Speaker: Alan Maloney
Co-Presenter: Jere Confrey

351  11:15 AM to
12:15 PM
TitaniumMiddle
(6 - 8)
Oral PresentationPractices that Support Coaches: Theoretically-Informed and Research-Based Practices for Content and Pedagogy

Experience Before Formality: Supporting Mathematical Practices in Eighth Grade Algebra
The discussion will feature a coaching model in which teachers experience mathematical practices before they are formally introduced, with classroom implementation centered around materials that explicitly link problems and mathematical practices. The results of an implementation of this coaching model, within the context of a teacher professional development, will be shared.

 

Lead Speaker: Mary Wedow
Co-Presenter: Jess Gropen
Co-Presenter: Al Cuoco
Co-Presenter: Miriam Gates
Co-Presenter: Courtney Arthur

352  11:15 AM to
12:15 PM
ZirconiumMiddle
(6 - 8)
Oral PresentationAssessing what Counts: Assessment Practices that Lead to New and Different Pathways for Deeper Levels of Understanding

Moving Beyond the Right Answer: Helping Teachers Develop Students' Mathematics Communication Skills
The Math Forum's rubric emphasizes a combination of good problem solving and strong mathematical communication. We score in six areas including interpretation, strategy, accuracy, completeness, clarity, and reflection. We'll share stories of our efforts to help teachers use our rubric to help their students develop stronger mathematical practices including communication skills.

 

Lead Speaker: Suzanne Alejandre
Co-Presenter: Erin Igo

353  11:15 AM to
12:15 PM
PlatinumIntermediate
(3 - 5)
Oral PresentationKnowledge for Leaders to Support a Strategic Infrastructure for Student Learning: Leader Practices that Build Full Knowledge for an Infrastructure to Support High Mathematics Achievement

Creating Environments Where Teachers See the Wrong Answer as the Right Response
Teaching for depth is widely supported in the Common Core State Standards. However, what types of environments support deep learning? Explore classroom situations within which errant responses provide the opportunity to dive deeply into mathematical topics such as fractions and geometry. Discuss strategies that will help teachers and administrators create such environments.

 

Lead Speaker: Juli Dixon

353.1  11:15 AM to
12:15 PM
SandstoneGeneralOral PresentationKnowledge for Leaders to Support a Strategic Infrastructure for Student Learning: Leader Practices that Build Full Knowledge for an Infrastructure to Support High Mathematics Achievement

Get Connected! NCSM Affiliate Session
Is your organization an affiliate of NCSM or interested in becoming one? Join us to share ideas, learn what other affiliates are doing, and provide input to NCSM about your group's needs. All affiliates gain a national perspective with first-hand access to NCSM publications and projects, as well as the opportunity to participate in leadership events that will enhance your organization's leadership potential.

 

Lead Speaker: Cheryl Avalos

354  12:15 PM to
2:15 PM
Centennial D-HGeneralFunctionsKnowledge for Leaders to Support a Strategic Infrastructure for Student Learning: Leader Practices that Build Full Knowledge for an Infrastructure to Support High Mathematics Achievement

Engage Them! Making Mathematics Fun and Relevant to Kids Today
Danica McKellar, best known as "Winnie Cooper" on The Wonder Years and "Elsie Snuffin" on The West Wing, is now a three-time New York Times bestselling author with her groundbreaking books, Math Doesn't Suck, Kiss My Math and Hot X: Algebra Exposed. Her newest and fourth book, Girls Get Curves: Geometry Takes Shape, hit the shelves in August 2012. In the context of fun topics like popularity and jewelry-making as well as stories from her own life, Danica shows girls and their parents how to master many of the tough math concepts that are introduced in middle school and high school - the time when young girls begin to shy away from math. A summa cum laude graduate of UCLA, Danica concurrently earned her undergraduate degree in mathematics while participating original research - she co-authored a paper in the field of statistical mechanics titled, "Percolation and Gibbs States Multiplicity for Ferromagnetic Ashkin-Teller Models on Z2," which she presented at the 87th biannual Statistical Mechanics conference at Rutgers University. Her theorem has since been dubbed, "The Chayes-McKellar-Winn Theorem," was published in Britain's esteemed Journal of Physics, and has been featured on the front page of the Science section of The New York Times. In addition to continuing her acting career with such roles as a recurring spot on CBS's hit show How I Met Your Mother and a guest appearance on The Big Bang Theory this year, Danica voices the regular role of "Miss Martian" on Cartoon Network's Young Justice which debuted November 2010. She also recurs as a voice on Phineas and Ferb and Generator Rex, with reunites her with Wonder Years co-star Fred Savage. This year, she also filmed a starring role in the futuristic Tasmanian Devils for the SyFy Network and will appear in the Lifetime feature film Love at the Christmas Table in November 2012.

 

Lead Speaker: Danica McKellar

355  2:30 PM to
3:30 PM
Capitol 5-7GeneralMajor SpeakerAssessing what Counts: Assessment Practices that Lead to New and Different Pathways for Deeper Levels of Understanding

Summative Assessment in a Formative Feedback World!
Timothy D. Kanold is an award-winning mathematics educational leader. He is the former director of mathematics and science, and superintendent at Stevenson HSD 125, Chicago, Illinois. He is a past president of NCSM (2007-2009) and led the task force development of The PRIME Leadership Framework: Principles and Indicators for Mathematics Education Leaders. He has authored numerous articles and books on school mathematics and leadership over the past decade. His latest books include The Five Disciplines of PLC Leaders (Solution Tree, 2012) and What Every Principal Needs to Know about the Teaching and Learning of Mathematics (Solution Tree, 2012 with Briars and Fennell). Kanold received the prestigious international 2010 Damen Award for outstanding contributions to the leadership field in education from Loyola University Chicago and was a 1986 Presidential Award recipient for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching. Kanold's blog, "Turning Vision Into Action," can be found at tkanold.blogspot.com

 

Lead Speaker: Timothy Kanold

356  2:30 PM to
3:30 PM
Quartz A/BMiddle
(6 - 8)
Technology ShowcaseAssessing what Counts: Assessment Practices that Lead to New and Different Pathways for Deeper Levels of Understanding

Mathematics Digital Learning: The Ultimate Equalizer
Participants will understand the uniquely positive response that students have when given a digital solution that both provides fully adaptive instruction in their zone of proximal development with unprecedented access to immediate, corrective feedback that includes online access to live, certified U.S. mathematics teachers.

 

Lead Speaker: Janet Pittock

357  2:30 PM to
3:00 PM
Centennial AGeneralSpecial Interest GroupAssessing what Counts: Assessment Practices that Lead to New and Different Pathways for Deeper Levels of Understanding

PARCC Mathematics: An Interactive Progress Update (Overview)
A representative from The Partnership for the Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers, and 22-state consortium building assessments based on the Common Core State Standards, will share the latest news on the consortium's work around mathematics, allowing ample time for a question and answer period.

 

Lead Speaker: Twianie Roberts

358  2:30 PM to
3:30 PM
Centennial BSecondary
(9 - 12)
Oral PresentationPractices that Support Coaches: Theoretically-Informed and Research-Based Practices for Content and Pedagogy

Mathematical Modeling: Bringing Mathematics to Life
Mathematical modeling may be the least understood category of the Common Core State Standards for Mathematical Practice. Discover what you can do to prepare teachers. We will provide links to modeling activities and will begin a modeling activity that can be used with all students in grades 6-12.

 

Lead Speaker: Bruce Grip

359  2:30 PM to
3:30 PM
Centennial CSecondary
(9 - 12)
Oral PresentationAssessing what Counts: Assessment Practices that Lead to New and Different Pathways for Deeper Levels of Understanding

Using ACT Resources: Creating a Vision in the Common Core Era
Summative uses of ACT resources are important and well known, but what about the formative arena? Have you looked at our curriculum survey results? As a leader, you need to promote responsible use of diverse assessment data to learn something about your students and see patterns in your districts.

 

Lead Speaker: Ken Mullen

360  2:30 PM to
3:30 PM
Mineral ACollegeSpecial Interest GroupEquity for Each Learner: Equitable Practices to Engage and Build Student Mathematical Knowledge

Supporting Mathematics Leaders to Use Equitable Practices: Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators
AMTE's focus is on the improvement of mathematics teacher education. Join us in this session for discussion of important and timely topics of mutual interest. We'll focus on AMTE's Equity initiative, including the work of our Equity Task Force, conference strand, and webinar.

 

Lead Speaker: Nadine Bezuk
Co-Presenter: Fran Arbaugh
Co-Presenter: Marilyn Strutchens

361  2:30 PM to
3:30 PM
Mineral B/CMiddle
(6 - 8)
Oral PresentationKnowledge for Leaders to Support a Strategic Infrastructure for Student Learning: Leader Practices that Build Full Knowledge for an Infrastructure to Support High Mathematics Achievement

Mastering the Common Core Fluencies
District leaders are challenged to provide direction for teachers who face struggling middle school mathematics students. Using the Required Fluencies addressed in the CCSS, this session will center on the importance and processes of rebuilding foundational fluencies for students who have not mastered them by 6th grade.

 

Lead Speaker: Jan Scott

362  2:30 PM to
3:30 PM
Mineral D/EIntermediate
(3 - 5)
Oral PresentationEquity for Each Learner: Equitable Practices to Engage and Build Student Mathematical Knowledge

Fostering a Positive Learning Experience in a Diverse Classroom: the Role of Instant Feedback and Deep Practice in Mathematics Education
Across the board, schools need to discover a way to erase inequities in student learning. By getting to the root components of successful math education- like instant feedback and deep practice-schools, teachers and parents can empower their children to succeed at math and continually foster a supportive learning community.

 

Lead Speaker: Robert Sun

363  2:30 PM to
3:30 PM
Mineral F/GIntermediate
(3 - 5)
Oral PresentationEquity for Each Learner: Equitable Practices to Engage and Build Student Mathematical Knowledge

Model with Mathematics: What It Looks Like in an Elementary Classroom and the Actions Teachers Need to Promote Perseverance
Can students in elementary school "Model With Mathematics?" The answer is, Yes! This session will focus on MP4 Model With Mathematics and actions teachers take to promote this practice. Participants will use a "Look-For" tool to analyze student and teacher actions as they are engage in a rich mathematical task.

 

Lead Speaker: Connie Laughlin
Co-Presenter: Beth Schefelker

364  2:30 PM to
3:30 PM
Capitol 1Primary
(PK - 2)
Oral PresentationKnowledge for Leaders to Support a Strategic Infrastructure for Student Learning: Leader Practices that Build Full Knowledge for an Infrastructure to Support High Mathematics Achievement

Transitioning and Implementing the Common Core State Standards - One District's Approach to Change
This session will detail Howard County, Maryland's transition to the CCSS in primary grades. The session will highlight a district-wide professional development plan that included the development of an online instructional toolkit and formative assessment suite. Resources will be shared. Participants will also have opportunities for collaboration.

 

Lead Speaker: John SanGiovanni
Co-Presenter: Kay Sammons

365  2:30 AM to
3:30 PM
Capitol 2Middle
(6 - 8)
Oral PresentationEquity for Each Learner: Equitable Practices to Engage and Build Student Mathematical Knowledge

That Worked! Innovative and Collaborative Professional Development Supporting Transition to the Common Core State Standards
Leaders will investigate a content-focused professional development structure that supports development of teaching and learning mathematics. Learn about collaborative planning, learning labs, "burst" sessions, and unprecedented professional sharing. Mathematics educators in Howard County, MD have taken hold of their personal and professional transition to the Common Core State Standards.

 

Lead Speaker: Bill Barnes
Co-Presenter: Jonathan Wray
Co-Presenter: Jennifer Novak

366  2:30 PM to
3:30 PM
Capitol 3GeneralSpecial Interest GroupEquity for Each Learner: Equitable Practices to Engage and Build Student Mathematical Knowledge

Using the Common Core State Standards with Gifted and Advanced Learners
The joint publication from NCSM, NCTM and NAGC, Using the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics with Gifted and Advanced Learners, provides teachers and administrators with examples and strategies to implement the new Common Core State Standards (CCSS) with advanced learners at all stages of development in K-12 schools. The book describes-and demonstrates with specific examples from the CCSS-what effective differentiated activities in mathematics look like for top learners. This follows the recent NCSM position paper, Improving Student Achievement by Expanding Opportunities for Our Most Promising Students of Mathematics. Join us to analyze these documents and discuss how NCSM might continue to partner with other professional organizations to identify needed areas of research, suggest policies and/or develop resources that build on the CCSS to develop and support these STEM leaders of tomorrow.

 

Lead Speaker: Linda Sheffield
Co-Presenter: Katherine Gavin

367  2:30 PM to
3:30 PM
Capitol 4GeneralSpecial Interest GroupEquity for Each Learner: Equitable Practices to Engage and Build Student Mathematical Knowledge

Response to Intervention in Mathematics: Everything You Need to Know to Help Your Struggling Learners Be Successful!
We know that when you think about teaching mathematics, you can probably think of students that struggle with learning and mastering the curricular standards in mathematics we are required to teach. What can we offer to increase our students' active engagement and achievement with learning mathematics and help our struggling learners be mathematically successful? We know that students learn in different ways and have different strengths and needs. The challenge to meet the needs of the diverse learners in our classrooms continues to grow. Instructional demands are becoming increasingly complex in addition to the federal/state policies and mandates that also increase the accountability emphasis. New curriculum standards in mathematics and current implementation of Response to Intervention (RTI) place new awareness on instruction. RTI in mathematics is a way to advocate and support high-quality mathematical instruction as the definitions, components, and goals of the recent legislative mandates of RTI and revised curriculum standards in mathematics are about instruction, intervention, and assessments to assure that our students meet the standards and achieve mathematical success. The goal is to assure that all students learn mathematics through high-quality instruction using evidence-based instructional and intervention methods, products, and practices. Based upon student assessment results from state, school, and classroom data, teachers and other educators make instructional decisions and problem solve additional solutions to assure that the instructional goals and standards in mathematics are achieved by each student. This SIG will focus on and outline mathematics teaching and learning for all through the delivery of RTI in mathematics. The purpose of this SIG is to lead discussion on the components of RTI in mathematics for PK-6 classroom teachers, administrators, mathematics coaches, curriculum specialists, classroom-based personnel, and parents.

 

Lead Speaker: Gina Gresham
Co-Presenter: Russell Gersten

368  2:30 PM to
3:30 PM
GranitePrimary
(PK - 2)
Oral PresentationEquity for Each Learner: Equitable Practices to Engage and Build Student Mathematical Knowledge

Narrowing the GAP by Widening the GATE: We Must Enable ALL Students to Access STEM-Related Careers
The Gap? The chasm between: 1) STEM-numerate and STEM-innumerate U.S. students, and 2) STEM competencies in the U.S. and certain other countries. The Gate? The first formal Algebra course students encounter. The Urgency? To transform algebra from "an inadvertent engine of inequity to a deliberate engine of mathematical power!" - Jim Kaput

 

Lead Speaker: Monica Neagoy

369  2:30 PM to
4:00 PM
TitaniumGeneralSpecial Interest GroupEquity for Each Learner: Equitable Practices to Engage and Build Student Mathematical Knowledge

TODOS: Mathematics for ALL - Focusing on the Mathematics Education of Latino/Hispanic and Other Underrepresented Groups
TODOS members and others interested in equity and excellence in mathematics education for ALL underrepresented students are invited to attend. Celebrate the 10th anniversary of our organization! We will review accomplishments, recognize sponsors and outgoing committee members, present the annual Iris Carl Award, and gather input on ideas to move TODOS forward in STEM education. Join Us!

 

Lead Speaker: Don Balka

370  2:30 PM to
4:00 PM
ZirconiumGeneralSpecial Interest GroupKnowledge for Leaders to Support a Strategic Infrastructure for Student Learning: Leader Practices that Build Full Knowledge for an Infrastructure to Support High Mathematics Achievement

Emerging Leaders: Focus Question/Answer Time on Leader Practices that Support Mathematics Achievement for ALL
New to Mathematics Leadership? This session will provide participants the opportunity to reflect on three days of new learning and plan for next steps to create structures that support learning for ALL. This session will be an open discussion regarding the "how to." Collaborate with other new mathematics leaders to create a network of support.

 

Lead Speaker: Mona Toncheff

371  2:30 PM to
4:00 PM
PlatinumGeneralOral PresentationKnowledge for Leaders to Support a Strategic Infrastructure for Student Learning: Leader Practices that Build Full Knowledge for an Infrastructure to Support High Mathematics Achievement

Teacher Effectiveness and Mathematical Practices: Parallel Paths to the Peak of Student Success
Support student acquisition of the Standards for Mathematical Practice in conjunction with effective teaching as described in the InTASC Model Core Teaching Standards. This session will provide support for administrators by showing them how the Mathematics Standards and Effective Teaching Standards are unified in their purpose by sharing Utah's model.

 

Lead Speaker: Diana Suddreth
Co-Presenter: Sydnee Dickson

372  2:30 PM to
3:30 PM
SandstoneGeneralOral PresentationKnowledge for Leaders to Support a Strategic Infrastructure for Student Learning: Leader Practices that Build Full Knowledge for an Infrastructure to Support High Mathematics Achievement

C-TaP: Implementing the Common Core
Discover what the Committee on Teachers as Professionals (C-TaP) has developed to help teachers understand and implement the Common Core State Standards. We will share examples of our work and materials, developed by teachers in conjunction with the Park City Mathematics Institute. Sample lessons will include cultivating the Standards for Mathematical Practice, developing content knowledge, and modeling instruction.

 

Lead Speaker: Fred Dillon
Co-Presenter: Ashli Black

373  3:45 PM to
4:45 PM
Quartz A/BIntermediate
(3 - 5)
Technology ShowcasePractices that Support Coaches: Theoretically-Informed and Research-Based Practices for Content and Pedagogy

Teach Mathematics Like Never Before: Adaptive Teaching Supported with Built-In Professional Development
The Conceptua Math online curriculum for grades K-8 uses interactive, visual representations that engage teachers and students in the mathematics curriculum like never before. Designed from the Common Core State Standards (not retrofitted), Conceptua Math will build both teacher and student capacity through an adaptive teaching model of instruction. By "Keeping the Teacher in the Equation™" students gain a deeper understanding of mathematical content, acquisition of the Standards for Mathematical Practice and the opportunity for personalized and differentiated instruction.

 

Lead Speaker: Lauri Susi

374  3:45 PM to
4:45 PM
Centennial AGeneralSpecial Interest GroupAssessing what Counts: Assessment Practices that Lead to New and Different Pathways for Deeper Levels of Understanding

PARCC Mathematics: An Interactive Progress Update (Q & A Forum)
This session is a Question and Answer forum following the Overview presentation by a representative from The Partnership for the Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers.

 

Lead Speaker: Twianie Roberts

375  3:45 PM to
4:45 PM
Centennial BMiddle
(6 - 8)
Oral PresentationEquity for Each Learner: Equitable Practices to Engage and Build Student Mathematical Knowledge

Asking Questions is a Universal Teaching Practice
Asking questions is a universal teaching practice, but to do it well takes great skill. This session will share high leverage teaching practices that enable teachers to interpret student thinking and understanding. Participants will observe strong implementation examples with the help of videos, explicit teaching materials, and curriculum.

 

Lead Speaker: Lindsey Mann
Co-Presenter: Deborah Ball
Co-Presenter: Suzanne Owens

376  3:45 PM to
4:45 PM
Centennial CPrimary
(PK - 2)
Oral PresentationAssessing what Counts: Assessment Practices that Lead to New and Different Pathways for Deeper Levels of Understanding

Using Web-Based Formative/Diagnostic Assessments and Reports to Help Teachers Understand How Children Learn Number Concepts and Inform Their Instruction
Our biggest challenge is helping teachers meet the needs of all students in the classroom. Come learn about web-based, formative/diagnostic assessments that provide teachers information needed to inform instruction. With professional development, these assessments and reports help teachers understand the mathematics they teach and how children learn number concepts.

 

Lead Speaker: Kim Bowen

377  3:45 PM to
4:45 PM
Mineral AGeneralOral PresentationKnowledge for Leaders to Support a Strategic Infrastructure for Student Learning: Leader Practices that Build Full Knowledge for an Infrastructure to Support High Mathematics Achievement

Tablet Technology for Professional Development and the Classroom
This session will focus on the use of tablet technology (such as iPad, Samsung Galaxy S, etc.) in professional development and the classroom. Included in the session will be an overview of the applications that enable leaders of mathematics to transform learning and teaching through current trends in technology.

 

Lead Speaker: Mike Hall

378  3:45 PM to
4:45 PM
Mineral B/CGeneralSpecial Interest GroupEquity for Each Learner: Equitable Practices to Engage and Build Student Mathematical Knowledge

Reaching Out with Culture and Mathematics: Leading Teachers to Infuse Global Issues in All Mathematics Classrooms
Mathematics teaching and learning occurs in a cultural context. Leaders who guide teachers to make global connections in their mathematics lessons facilitate meaningful learning. North American Study Group on Ethnomathematics (NASGEm) invites participants to discuss ways to help all teachers make global and cultural connections in their mathematics classrooms.

 

Lead Speaker: Chadd McGlone
Co-Presenter: Jenni Harding-Dekam

379  3:45 PM to
4:45 PM
Mineral D/ESecondary
(9 - 12)
Oral PresentationEquity for Each Learner: Equitable Practices to Engage and Build Student Mathematical Knowledge

Helping Teachers with Activities that Foster Reasoning, Sense-Making, and Modeling for the Special-Needs Student
Teachers need guidance in selecting activities to help the Special Needs student meet the Common Core State Standards for Mathematical Practice. Be actively involved using a research-based model with intervention techniques. Activities for concept development, practice, and problem solving can include Reasoning, Making Sense, and Modeling with Mathematics. Sample activities will be provided.

 

Lead Speaker: Larry Bradsby

380  3:45 PM to
4:45 PM
Mineral F/GGeneralSpecial Interest GroupAssessing what Counts: Assessment Practices that Lead to New and Different Pathways for Deeper Levels of Understanding

An Assessment System to Support Teaching and Learning: Overview and Update of the Work of the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium
The Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium is developing a comprehensive assessment system that includes summative and interim assessments, and formative tools and processes. This session will provide a general overview of the assessment system and progress to date on the development of each component. An overview of the mathematics content and item specifications, sample items, and performance tasks will serve as a basis for thoughtful discussions about implications for mathematics curriculum and instruction.

 

Lead Speaker: Gail Pagano

381  3:45 PM to
4:45 PM
Capitol 2Secondary
(9 - 12)
Oral PresentationEquity for Each Learner: Equitable Practices to Engage and Build Student Mathematical Knowledge

Look Who''s Talking: Engaging Underprepared Students in Rigorous Algebra through Discourse
One of the ongoing challenges to success for students who struggle in algebra is a lack of engagement. Evidence from research suggests that classroom discourse provides a consistent pathway for engaging even reluctant learners in rigorous mathematics and sense-making. Establishment of engaging discourse structures in mathematics classrooms will be explored.

 

Lead Speaker: Timothy Stoelinga
Co-Presenter: Diane Briars

382  3:45 PM to
4:45 PM
Capitol 2GeneralOral PresentationKnowledge for Leaders to Support a Strategic Infrastructure for Student Learning: Leader Practices that Build Full Knowledge for an Infrastructure to Support High Mathematics Achievement

Ignite! We'll Enlighten You and We'll Make It Quick!
Join us for fast, informative, and fun talks where mathematics educators light up the room with fresh ideas in mathematics. Each speaker gets 5 minutes to talk about whatever lights them up, using 20 slides that auto-advance every 15 seconds-whether they're ready or not.

 

Lead Speaker: Natalie Boyne

383  3:45 PM to
4:45 PM
Capitol 3GeneralOral PresentationAssessing what Counts: Assessment Practices that Lead to New and Different Pathways for Deeper Levels of Understanding

Formative Mathematical Assessments, the Common Core, and Applications: Lessons from the International Congress on Mathematical Education (ICME-12)
How do formative assessments affect mathematical reasoning, curricula, and pedagogy? USA mathematical assessment representatives at the ICME-12 in Korea summarize lessons learned as they pertain to the Common Core State Standards. Impacts formative assessments have on students' abilities and perceptions of mathematics coupled with teachers' knowledge and interpretations will be discussed.

 

Lead Speaker: Sean Nank
Co-Presenter: Pamela Paek
Co-Presenter: Anne Collins

384  3:45 PM to
4:45 PM
Capitol 4Intermediate
(3 - 5)
Oral PresentationKnowledge for Leaders to Support a Strategic Infrastructure for Student Learning: Leader Practices that Build Full Knowledge for an Infrastructure to Support High Mathematics Achievement

The CCSS Number Base Ten (NBT) Learning Path: From Strategies to Variations in the Standard Algorithms
For multidigit computation, the Common Core State Standards specify a learning path of successive reflections on written methods that first are recordings of reasoning with visual tools (concrete models or drawings) and then move to become the standard algorithms. We will discuss methods within this path, including acceptable variations of the standard algorithms.

 

Lead Speaker: Karen Fuson
Co-Presenter: Sybilla Beckmann

386  3:45 PM to
4:45 PM
GraniteGeneralSpecial Interest GroupEquity for Each Learner: Equitable Practices to Engage and Build Student Mathematical Knowledge

Building Bridges over Troubled Waters
As the Benjamin Banneker Association prepares to celebrate the unveiling of the publication "The Brilliance of the Black Child in Mathematics," and as we join our colleagues in tackling the challenges presented by the adoption of the Common Core State Standards, we must build upon those bridges that have helped us, so far, to level the playing field for the teaching and learning of mathematics for black children. This BBA SIG session will look at and discuss some of the "bridges" that have been and are being built to provide greater access to mathematical learning for black children.

 

Lead Speaker: Cheryl Adeyemi

   8:45 AM to
9:45 AM
Capitol 2Middle
(6 - 8)
Sponsor ShowcaseKnowledge for Leaders to Support a Strategic Infrastructure for Student Learning: Leader Practices that Build Full Knowledge for an Infrastructure to Support High Mathematics Achievement

Scholastic Education: Your Common Core Mathematics Solution
Scholastic's breakthrough solutions in mathematics intervention are designed to target key areas outlined by the National Math Panel and the Common Core State Standards to give students the foundation for success in algebra and beyond. Learn more about our professional development offerings and our mathematics interventions - including the solution you have all been waiting for - MATH 180 - an innovative blended-solution that provides a rich mathematical experience for both teachers and students.

 

Lead Speaker: Lea Ozeri