2013 NCSM Annual Conference

Monday Sessions

Session information last updated: 4-13-2013

 
Monday Sessions, 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