2013 NCSM Annual Conference

Strand 2 Sessions

Session information last updated: 4-13-2013

 
Strand 2 Sessions -- Monday, April 15, 2013
 
Strand 2: Equity for Each Learner: Equitable Practices to Engage and Build Student Mathematical Knowledge


98  7:00 AM to
7:30 AM
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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
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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

132  10:45 AM to
11:45 AM
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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

138  12:15 PM to
1:15 PM
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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

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

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

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

163  1:30 PM to
2:30 PM
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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

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

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

182  2:45 PM to
3:45 PM
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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

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

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

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

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

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

 
Strand 2 Sessions -- Tuesday, April 16, 2013
 
Strand 2: Equity for Each Learner: Equitable Practices to Engage and Build Student Mathematical Knowledge


200  7:30 AM to
8:30 AM
Centennial D-HGeneralFunctionsEquity for Each Learner: Equitable Practices to Engage and Build Student Mathematical Knowledge

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

 

Lead Speaker: David Dockterman
Co-Presenter: Ted Hasselbring

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

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

 

Lead Speaker: Kati Haycock

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

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

 

Lead Speaker: Lea Ozeri
Co-Presenter: Nikki Lalonde

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

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

 

Lead Speaker: Sherri Cianca

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

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

 

Lead Speaker: Scott Steketee
Co-Presenter: Daniel Scher

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

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

 

Lead Speaker: Julie McNamara
Co-Presenter: Patty Clark

219  10:00 AM to
11:00 AM
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Promoting Equity Through Teaching for a Growth Mindset
Dr Jo Boaler is a Professor of Mathematics Education at Stanford University and the editor of the Research Commentary Section of The Journal for Research in Mathematics Education (JRME). Former roles have included being the Marie Curie Professor of Mathematics Education at the University of Sussex, England, a mathematics teacher in London comprehensive schools and a lecturer and researcher at King's College, London. Her PhD won the national award for educational research in the UK and her book: Experiencing School Mathematics won the 'Outstanding Book of the Year' award for education in Britain. She is an elected fellow of the Royal Society of Arts (Great Britain), and a former president of the International Organization for Women and Mathematics Education (IOWME). She is the recipient of a National Science Foundation 'Early Career Award'. She is the author of seven books and numerous research articles. Her latest books What's Math Got To Do With It? (2009) published by Penguin, USA and The Elephant in the Classroom (2010) published by Souvenir Press, UK, both aim to increase public understanding of the importance of mathematics, and the nature of effective teaching approaches in the USA and the UK.

 

Lead Speaker: Jo Boaler

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

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

 

Lead Speaker: Michelle Daml

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

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

 

Lead Speaker: Ted Hasselbring

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

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

 

Lead Speaker: Amy Brodesky
Co-Presenter: Emily Fagan

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

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

 

Lead Speaker: David Pagni
Co-Presenter: Cheryl Zimmerman

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

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

 

Lead Speaker: Linda Gojak

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

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

 

Lead Speaker: Ishmael Zamora

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

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

 

Lead Speaker: Nina Riggs
Co-Presenter: Todd Moyer

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

Lead Speaker: Karen Greenhaus
Co-Presenter: Elizabeth DeCarli

 
Strand 2 Sessions -- Wednesday, April 17, 2013
 
Strand 2: Equity for Each Learner: Equitable Practices to Engage and Build Student Mathematical Knowledge


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

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

 

Lead Speaker: Suzy Koontz

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

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

 

Lead Speaker: Zachary Champagne
Co-Presenter: Judy Storeygard

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

Lead Speaker: Kevin Judd
Co-Presenter: Sarah Slaid

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

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

 

Lead Speaker: Jennifer Leimberer

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

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

 

Lead Speaker: Lee Stiff

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

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

 

Lead Speaker: Lea Ozeri
Co-Presenter: Nikki Lalonde

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

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

 

Lead Speaker: Ruth Parker

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

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

 

Lead Speaker: Deborah Ball

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

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

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

 

Lead Speaker: Robert Sun

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

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

 

Lead Speaker: Connie Laughlin
Co-Presenter: Beth Schefelker

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

Lead Speaker: Linda Sheffield
Co-Presenter: Katherine Gavin

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

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

 

Lead Speaker: Gina Gresham
Co-Presenter: Russell Gersten

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

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

 

Lead Speaker: Monica Neagoy

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

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

 

Lead Speaker: Don Balka

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

Lead Speaker: Larry Bradsby

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

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

 

Lead Speaker: Timothy Stoelinga
Co-Presenter: Diane Briars

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