2013 NCSM Annual Conference

Special Interest Sessions

Session information last updated: 4-13-2013

 
Special Interest Group Sessions -- Wednesday, April 17, 2013
 
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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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