2013 NCSM Annual Conference

Strand 1 Sessions

Session information last updated: 4-13-2013

 
Strand 1 Sessions -- Monday, April 15, 2013
 
Strand 1: Practices that Support Coaches: Theoretically-Informed and Research-Based Practices for Content and Pedagogy


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

125  10:45 AM to
11:45 AM
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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

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

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

145  12:15 PM to
1:15 PM
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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

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
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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

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

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

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

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

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

186  4:00 PM to
5:00 PM
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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

195  4:00 PM to
5:00 PM
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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

 
Strand 1 Sessions -- Tuesday, April 16, 2013
 
Strand 1: Practices that Support Coaches: Theoretically-Informed and Research-Based Practices for Content and Pedagogy


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

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
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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

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

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
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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

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

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

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

267  2:30 PM to
4:00 PM
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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

 
Strand 1 Sessions -- Wednesday, April 17, 2013
 
Strand 1: Practices that Support Coaches: Theoretically-Informed and Research-Based Practices for Content and Pedagogy


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

315  8:45 AM to
9:45 AM
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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

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

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

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

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

347  11:15 AM to
12:15 PM
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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

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

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

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