2009 NCSM Annual Conference

Monday Sessions

Monday Sessions, April 20, 2009
1  07:30 AM146ABCGeneralSpecial (30 min)

Welcome to the 41st NCSM Annual Conference!


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2  08:00 AM146ABCGeneralRegular (60 min)Equity Leadership

Improving Achievement and Closing Gaps Between Groups: Lessons from Schools and Districts on the Performance Frontier
Kati Haycock will provide an overview of achievement trends at the national and state levels, focusing particular attention on mathematics. She'll focus on opportunity and achievement gaps that separate different groups of students, sharing lessons from schools and districts that are tackling those problems head on and getting better results.


Kati Haycock, Education Trust, Washington, DC

3  09:30 AM146ABCSecondary (9 - 12)Regular (60 min)Curriculum Leadership

Four Years From First-Year Algebra to Calculus is Not Enough
Many of our best students take algebra in eighth grade and calculus in 12th grade. Because of their success, we expect other students to go from algebra to calculus in four years. I argue that this is an unrealistic expectation with a rich standards-based curriculum.


Zalman Usiskin, The University of Chicago, Chicago, IL

4  09:30 AM145AGeneralRegular (60 min)Leading with Professional Learning

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, overview 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 sessions.


Janie Zimmer, Research-Based Education, Reading, PA

5  09:30 AM143ABGeneralRegular (60 min)Leadership Connecting Research and Practice

The Impact of Elementary Mathematics Coaches on Student Achievement and Teachers
A three-year, randomized control study examined the impact of elementary mathematics coaches on student achievement, teacher beliefs, and teacher involvement in professional development. This session will share findings, including impact on student achievement at the school and classroom levels. The work coaches engaged in and policy implications will be discussed.


Patricia Campbell, University of Maryland, College Park, MD
Nathaniel Malkus, University of Maryland, College Park, MD

6  09:30 AM143CGeneralRegular (60 min)Leading with Professional Learning

Partners for Mathematics Learning
Partners, a professional development model, is a statewide MSP project involving a cadre of educators who came together from different projects to become a "community of leaders." Teachers, in almost half of North Carolina's school districts, will benefit from multiple days of professional development created and delivered through the project.


Jeane Joyner, Meredith College, Raleigh, NC
Katherine Mawhinney, Appalachian State University, Boone, NC
Everly Broadway, North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, Raleigh, NC

7  09:30 AM144AGeneralRegular (60 min)Assessment Leadership

Accessibility and Assessment: What is Universal Design and How is It Used in Building Assessments?
What does it mean to make an assessment accessible and how is it done? This session focuses on Universal Design techniques as they apply to building and designing state and classroom mathematics assessments. Learn how assessment companies make assessments accessible, with tips you can use within your own classroom!


MaryLou Schmidt, CTB/McGraw-Hill, Monterey, CA
Teresa Hall, CTB/McGraw-Hill, Monterey, CA

8  09:30 AM144BCGeneralRegular (60 min)Equity Leadership

Early Algebra and Computational Fluency: How "Struggling" and "Advanced" Learners Learn about the Meaning of Operations
How does work in early algebra support computational fluency? We will present cases of teachers who engage students deeply in the meaning of operations, both supporting struggling learners and enhancing the learning of students who need additional challenge. We will describe characteristics of teacher practices that support this work.


Susan Jo Russell, TERC, Cambridge, MA
Virginia Bastable, Mt Holyoke College, South Hadley, MA
Deborah Schifter, Education Development Center, Newton, MA

9  09:30 AM152AGeneralRegular (60 min)Teaching and Learning Leadership

A Collaborative Discussion with NCSM Past Presidents about Improving Classroom Mathematics Instruction
Building from the PRIME Leadership Standard for Teaching and Learning Leadership, this session will blend small group discussion and large group sharing to address strategies for improving the quality of classroom mathematics instruction. An experienced group of NCSM Past Presidents will facilitate discussions and model the process of collaborative discussion.


Larry Bradsby, NCSM Past President, Lakewood, CO
Steve Leinwand, NCSM Past President, Washington, DC

10  09:30 AM151APrimary (PK - 2)Regular (60 min)Assessment Leadership

Using Formative Assessment Data to Build Student Profiles and Make Links to Instruction
Understand the features of effective formative assessment and different techniques, particularly flexible interviewing. Hear about findings from an Institute of Education Sciences (IES)-funded longitudinal study of a handheld-based formative assessment, and the diagnostic student profiles emerging from this research. Linking research to practice, learn how educators can use diagnostic profiles to tailor instructional experiences.


Herbert Ginsburg, Teachers College Columbia University, New York, NY
Cynthia Chiong, Wireless Generation, Inc., Brooklyn, NY

11  09:30 AM150AIntermediate (3 - 5)Regular (60 min)Teaching and Learning Leadership

The Mathematics Coach: Promoting PRIME Teaching and Learning for All
Mathematics coaches ensure that all students have meaningful, high-quality mathematics instruction. In this interactive session, learn how a mathematics coach uses in-class demonstration lessons using the lesson observation form. This, along with weekly grade-level planning meetings, gives teachers the critical professional development they need. The extensive handout includes implementation tools.


Robyn Silbey, Montgomery County Public Schools, Gaithersbrug, MD

12  09:30 AM152BSecondary (9 - 12)Regular (60 min)Leading with Professional Learning

Developing an Understanding of Teaching by Doing Mathematics
Well chosen mathematics problems can provide opportunities for secondary teachers to think about framing mathematical objectives, strategies for managing discussion, different approaches to the mathematics, misconceptions, evidence of student understanding, and formative assessment, as well as revisiting and deepening fundamental concepts from algebra, geometry and statistics.


Gail Burrill, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI

13  09:30 AM150BCollegeRegular (60 min)Technology Leadership

Inspiring Technology Integration: The Case of TI Nspire
The Integrated Technology Adoption and Diffusion Model by Sherry and colleagues describes a learning and adoption model for technology integration. During this session problems and examples using the TI Nspire will outline the process where teachers move from learners to leaders.


Joanne Caniglia, Kent State University, Kent, OH

14  09:30 AM147AIntermediate (3 - 5)Regular (60 min)Teaching and Learning Leadership

ETA Cuisenaire Sponsor Showcase: Paths to Problem Solving
Look at a new problem solving program that supports the teacher's role of helping students to develop and use multiple strategies. Find out about ways to support teachers as solving rich problems becomes a critical part of their mathematics curriculum.


Linda Gojak, John Carroll University; NCSM Past President, University Heights, OH

15  09:30 AM147BGeneralRegular (60 min)Technology Leadership

Agile Mind Technology Showcase: Using Technology for Student Success in 6-12 Mathematics
The Dana Center and Agile Mind have partnered to develop an online teaching tool that allows teachers to guide students through interactive experiences in mathematics while delivering rigorous course content and addressing issues of student motivation and engagement. Participants will experience the tool through hands-on activities.


Kathi Cook, University of Texas Dana Center, Austin, TX
Susan Hudson Hull, University of Texas Dana Center, Austin, TX

16  09:30 AM149ABGeneralDouble (120 min)Leading with Professional Learning

Teacher Learning Through Observing Student Learning
Participate in activities designed to enhance educators' powers of observation of student learning through looking at the artifacts from a summer Learning Laboratory experience.


Samuel Shaneyfelt, Allegheny Intermediate Unit, Homestead, PA
Andrea Miller, Allegheny Intermediate Unit, Homestead, PA

17  09:30 AM151BPrimary (PK - 2)Double (120 min)Teaching and Learning Leadership

Developing Number Sense and Mental Strategies in All Students through a Deep Understanding of Place Value
This session is designed to show the importance of developing a deep understanding of the concept of place value at an early age if all students are to develop strong number sense and efficient mental computation strategies.


Brian Tickle, Self employed, Taree, NSW

18  09:30 AM154ABPrimary (PK - 2)Double (120 min)Teaching and Learning Leadership

Supporting the Development of Computational Fluency: Examining Classroom Practice Using Video and Cases
We will consider how to use video and cases to help teachers examine the decisions and moves they make as they work with their students on developing computational fluency.


Arusha Hollister, Education Research Collaborative, TERC, Cambridge, MA
Judith Storeygard, TERC, Cambridge, MA
Megan Murray, TERC, Cambridge, MA

19  09:30 AM140ABMiddle (6 - 8)Double (120 min)Equity Leadership

A Professional Development Institute for Administrators for Improving Mathematics Learning for Students with Disabilities
Improving mathematics learning for students with disabilities requires the leadership and support of administrators including principals, mathematics leaders, and special education leaders. Learn about ways to conduct a professional development institute for administrative teams. Experience sample activities, including case discussions, video, structured planning sessions and tools for your district.


Fred Gross, Education Development Center, Newton, MA

20  09:30 AM145BMiddle (6 - 8)Double (120 min)Leading with Professional Learning

Lessons Learned: A Statewide Professional Learning Community Tackles the Problem of At-Risk Learners through Video-Based Action Research
Over the past five years, cohorts of middle and high school mathematics teachers from Delaware districts have studied strategies to promote success for students at risk of failure in secondary mathematics. In this session, with help from participants, we will present lessons learned using video vignettes and summary materials.


Jon Manon, University of Delaware, Newark, DE
Janice McCarthy, University of Delaware, Newark, DE
Thomas Fernsler, University of Delaware, Newark, DE

21  10:45 AM146ABCGeneralRegular (60 min)Teaching and Learning Leadership

Intensification: A Comprehensive Approach for Under-Prepared Algebra Students
One of our greatest challenges as mathematics education leaders is ensuring the success of students who enter high school behind in mathematics. This session describes a comprehensive program that strategically blends effective, existing approaches, and teaching materials with research-informed strategies to increase the performance of under-prepared ninth-grade algebra students.


Diane Briars, NCSM President-Elect, Pittsburgh, PA

22  10:45 AM143CGeneralRegular (60 min)Leading with Professional Learning

Systems-Based District Leadership Teams: Creating a Culture for Mathematics Learning
How does a district leadership team cultivate a culture for mathematics learning? We will share a systems-based leadership model enacted in New Mexico school districts. Specifically, we will share the "nuts and bolts" of how a committed group of professionals created a mathematics program focused on student learning.


Janice Bradley, New Mexico State University, Las Cruces NM, NM
Cathy Kinzer, New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, NM

23  10:45 AM144BCSecondary (9 - 12)Regular (60 min)Leading with Professional Learning

Professional Learning Communities: Teachers and Administrators Working Collaboratively to Enhance Learning
Project Directors from two West Virginia Mathematics Science Partnership Grants will share their journey in designing and implementing professional learning communities to provide professional development to enhance student learning in high-need rural schools. Participants will be actively involved as video and student work, and portfolios are integrated into the presentation.


Judy Pomeroy, Regional Education Service Agency IV, Summersville, WV
Kelly Watts, Regional Education Service Agency II, Huntington, WV

24  10:45 AM145AGeneralRegular (60 min)Teaching and Learning Leadership

Video Study Groups: The Focus is on Student Learning
Video of students at work in each teacher's classroom serves as an effective way to launch professional discussions about student interactions, questions, and responses to instruction. In this session we will share lessons learned as well as protocols and sample video from our experience as facilitators of video study groups.


Linda Griffin, Northwest Regional Educational Laboratory, Portland, OR
Lisa Lavelle, Northwest Regional Educational Laboratory, Portland, OR

25  10:45 AM150AGeneralRegular (60 min)Teaching and Learning Leadership

Beyond the Word Wall: Using Literacy Strategies in Mathematics Instruction
Although integrating literacy strategies into mathematics instruction facilitates student learning, mathematics teachers are often reluctant to use them. This research-based session examines the reasons for the resistance, which strategies in-service teachers are/might be more likely to use, and ways to support teachers to increase their use of literacy strategies.


Ellen Friedland, Buffalo State College, Buffalo, NY
Pixita del Prado Hill, Buffalo State College, Buffalo, NY
Susan McMillen, Buffalo State College, Buffalo, NY

26  10:45 AM150BGeneralRegular (60 min)Equity Leadership

Leadership for Equity in Mathematics Education: Why It Matters and What to Do About It
Why is it important to address equity in mathematics professional learning experiences for teachers and how can this be done in meaningful and productive ways? Engage in activities and strategies used successfully to promote teacher leadership and increase teachers' understanding and ability to address issues of access and equity.


Nancy Terman, University of California, Santa Barbara, CA
Maria Guzman, Oxnard Union High School District, Oxnard, CA

27  10:45 AM151AGeneralRegular (60 min)Leading with Professional Learning

Essential Understandings NCTM Book Series: "Multiplication and Division, Grades 3-5"
An NCTM content series for teachers, Essential Understandings focuses on grade-band-specific topics that are mathematically important, difficult to understand, and challenging to teach. This session will provide an overview of the books planned for grades 3-5, and the first book "Multiplication and Division," will be discussed.


Edward Rathmell, University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls, IA
Al Otto, Retired, Elllisville, MO
Cheryl Lubinski, Maplewood Richmond Heights School District, Richmond Heights, MO

28  10:45 AM152AGeneralRegular (60 min)Leading with Professional Learning

Partnering with School Principals to Improve Mathematics Instruction
This session is for those who partner with school principals to lead and improve their school's mathematics program. Strategies and perspectives collected from experienced mathematics coaches, teacher leaders, and principals are used as contexts for participants to examine their role to support, educate, and collaborate with their principals.


Carolyn Felux, Math Solutions, Sausalito, CA

29  10:45 AM143ABIntermediate (3 - 5)Regular (60 min)Assessment Leadership

Using Data Analysis to Support Conceptual Instruction and Improve Mathematics Scores on High Stakes Assessments
School leaders must balance how much classroom time is given to improving standardized test scores while still maintaining the integrity of conceptual instruction. Participants will learn how an elementary mathematics administrator and an elementary mathematics district coordinator in Westport, Connecticut addressed this challenge.


Anne Nesbitt, Westport Board of Education, Westport, CT
Elizabeth Messler, Westport Board of Education, Westport, CT

30  10:45 AM152BIntermediate (3 - 5)Regular (60 min)Curriculum Leadership

Professional Development Strategies to Promote Change in the Teaching of Computation
This session will describe methods that have been used in other parts of the world to change the teaching of computation to focus on mental strategies before the development of paper and pencil methods. The speaker will focus on methods used in Australia.


James Burnett, ORIGO Education, Brendale, Queensland

31  10:45 AM144AMiddle (6 - 8)Regular (60 min)Equity Leadership

Meeting the Needs of English Language Learners: What Mathematics Teachers Need to Know
Abundant folk wisdom informs the ways mathematics educators work with-or don't work with- English Language Learners in their middle school mathematics classrooms. With an explicit focus on social justice research, this session will highlight ways to help mathematics educators identify and remedy the myths that influence our professional practice.


Anita Bright, Fairfax County Public Schools, Falls Church, VA

32  10:45 AM147AGeneralRegular (60 min)Leading with Professional Learning

CASIO Sponsor Showcase: Theory to Practice - A Supervisor's Mathematical Dream Come True
Assistant Principals for Instruction/Supervision, who also teach one class of mathematics, present strategies from theory to practice highlighting New York City Schools and their technology integration for high school mathematics (perspectives include pedagogy, effectiveness, technology transition, performance, usability, integration, and budgetary constraints). Door prizes will be given.


Mitch Mitchell, CASIO America, Dover, NJ

33  10:45 AM147BGeneralRegular (60 min)Teaching and Learning Leadership

Pearson Technology Showcase: Integrating Technology into Mathematics Instruction to Measurably Improve Student Achievement
How can schools effectively integrate technology into mathematics instruction to improve teacher effectiveness and student achievement? Learn practical strategies to help teachers integrate notebook computers, online instructional resources, assessment tools, and other technologies into daily teaching and learning to address state standards, engage students, and promote higher order thinking skills.


Mark Jamison, Pearson, Grapevine, TX
Debbie Crawford, Pearson, Greenville, SC

34  11:30 AMHall BGeneral, (ticket required)Extended (90 min)

Monday Box Lunch, Sponsored by Didax
The name Didax comes from the Greek didaktikos, meaning "to teach." For over thirty years, Didax has specialized in helping educators to address individual learning styles and diverse student needs. Tested by teachers, parents, and children each of their products is designed to meet a distinct educational need.

35  12:00 PM140ABGeneralDouble (120 min)Leading with Professional Learning

Professional Development Practices that Support the Development of Teachers' Mathematical Knowledge for Teaching
Participants will consider a set of practices for purposeful orchestration of mathematical work in professional development. Video of teachers doing mathematics in professional development will be used as a tool to discuss how leaders might cultivate mathematically rich environments for teachers.


Judith Mumme, WestEd, Sheridan, MT
Cathy Carroll, WestEd, Redwood City, CA

36  12:00 PM145AGeneralDouble (120 min)Curriculum Leadership

Understanding Curriculum Coherence, Why it is Important, and Tools for Helping Districts Achieve It
National and international studies highlight the lack of coherence in the United States K-12 curricula. What contributes to this incoherence? What is a coherent curriculum? The session will consider strategies and share tools to help district teams analyze their intended, implemented, and achieved curriculum to improve learning for all students.


Mary Bouck, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI
Gail Burrill, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI

37  12:00 PM145BGeneralDouble (120 min)Teaching and Learning Leadership

Partnerships that Work: Inclusion and Collaborative Team Teaching for Student Achievement
With the rise of inclusion in teaching students with special needs, more teachers are finding themselves in collaborative team teaching relationships. As team teachers of secondary mathematics in high needs schools, we will introduce and model strategies for creating effective long-term partnerships to increase achievement for all students.


Cristina Jacobs, NYC Department of Education, Brooklyn, NY
Katherine Williams, Kurt Hahn School, Brooklyn, NY

38  12:00 PM149ABGeneralDouble (120 min)Teaching and Learning Leadership

Supporting Teachers as They Use Effective Questioning Techniques to Engage All Learners
What support structure is needed to help teachers engage all learners in the questioning and thinking process? Goal setting, lesson observation, collaboration, data-gathering techniques, and protocols will be shared during this interactive session. A video will be shown of how one teacher uses alternative response to engage all learners.


Lori Gibson, Bismarck Public Schools/Dickinson State University, Bismarck, ND
Mary McHugh, Wachter Middle School, Bismarck, ND
Kimberly Breitbach, Bismarck Public Schools, Bismarck, ND

39  12:00 PM151BGeneralDouble (120 min)Equity Leadership

Ethnomathematics Solutions to Equity: North American Study Group of Ethnomathematics (NASGEm) Panel
Fredrick Silverman will introduce supervisors in Ethnomathematics, with leadership in research, programs, ideas, and/or strategies help schools provide access and equity for all student. Their initiatives impact assessment, linguistic diversity, teaching strategies, professional development, mathematics content, and classroom management. Discussion follows on programs, strategies, and materials increasing achievement in NCLB (No Child Left Behind).


Claudette Engblom-Bradley, Mathematical Visions, Anchorage, AK
Jim Barta, Utah State University, Logan, UT
Frederick Silverman, University of Northern Colorado, Greely, CO

40  12:00 PM154ABGeneralDouble (120 min)Curriculum Leadership

Engaging Parents in Mathematical Thinking: Parent Workshops to Support Successful District-Wide Curriculum Implementation
Successful implementation of a K-5 mathematics curriculum requires parent understanding of its pedagogy and mathematical ideas. In this session, district, school, and family leaders share the structure of workshops designed to inform parents, deepen their understanding of elementary mathematics, and provide them with tools to support student learning.


Nancy Horowitz, Cambridge Public Schools, Holyoke, MA
Frederick Park, Cambridge Public Schools, Cambridge, MA
Shirley Harvey, Cambridgeport School, Cambridge, MA

41  12:15 PM146ABCGeneralRegular (60 min)Curriculum Leadership

Proportional Reasoning and Success with Algebra: The Incredible Hulk and The Shrunken Kids
Proportional reasoning is fundamental to the successful study of algebra. There are numerous applications in the curriculum, beginning in Kindergarten, that are rich for development of this reasoning method. Understanding proportional reasoning and its many applications, teachers will be better able to prepare students for algebra.


Carole Greenes, NCSM Past President, Arizona State University, Mesa, AZ

42  12:15 PM143CGeneralRegular (60 min)Teaching and Learning Leadership

Building Instructional Capacity: Mathematics Coaching in Aurora Public Schools
Aurora Public Schools has been building a district-wide mathematics coaching model for more than six years. This session will provide an overview of the history, structures, successes, student results, and challenges of mathematics coaching in an urban school district.


Rachael Risley, Aurora Public Schools, Aurora, CO
Jim Hogan, Aurora Public Schools, Aurora, CO

43  12:15 PM144BCGeneralRegular (60 min)Teaching and Learning Leadership

Knowing and Modeling PRIME Teaching and Learning Leadership!
This interactive session will provide the opportunity to develop understanding of the Teaching and Learning Principle leadership actions as described in PRIME. Participants will use self assessment tools to connect the Teaching and Learning Leadership actions into the context of their workplace. PRIME Teaching and Learning Toolkit materials will be provided.


Laurie Boswell, NCSM Regional Director E1, Monroe, NH
Suzanne Mitchell, NCSM Regional Director S2, Jacksonville, AR

44  12:15 PM150AGeneralRegular (60 min)Leading with Professional Learning

Essential Understandings Book Series: "Professional Development Tools for Engaging Teachers with Mathematics, Grades 6-8"
An NCTM content series for teachers, Essential Understandings focuses on grade-band-specific topics that are mathematically important, difficult to understand and challenging to teach. This session will provide an overview of the books planned for grades 6-8, and will discuss the first book in the series, "Ratio and Proportionality."


Randall Charles, San Jose State University, San Jose, CA
Joanne Lobato, San Diego State University, San Diego, CA

45  12:15 PM152BGeneralRegular (60 min)Assessment Leadership

Lessons from the Field: Evaluating Large-Scale Assessments
The NCTM website has a tool for evaluating large-scale assessments. We will invite several guests who have used the tool for different purposes to join us in small group discussions and share what they have learned. Participants will be encouraged to plan how they could use the tool in their setting.


Linda Wilson, American Association for the Advancement of Scienc, Washington, DC
Kay Gilliland, Self Employed, NCSM Past President, Oakland, CA
Michael Brown, Self Employed, San Antonio, TX
Cathy Brown, Teachers Inspiring Problem Solvers, Redmond, OR

46  12:15 PM150BIntermediate (3 - 5)Regular (60 min)Teaching and Learning Leadership

Priming Principals as Partners: Using Mathematical Vocabulary as the Pump
From the perspective of former teacher, mathematics specialist, and now principal, session goals include outlining strategies to engage principals to support explicit use of vocabulary by identifying: "math power" words and ways to insure their meaningful use; how vocabulary can be a bridge rather than a barrier to conceptual understanding.


Christine Moynihan, Newton Public Schools, Newton, MA

47  12:15 PM143ABMiddle (6 - 8)Regular (60 min)Equity Leadership

High Standards for Middle Students with Mathematics Difficulties
This session will review recently conducted research on at-risk students and students with learning disabilities in standards-based classrooms in the intermediate and middle grades. The presenter will discuss the importance of curriculum modifications and instructional strategies, as well as specific discourse practices that support higher achievement and increased student participation.


John Woodward, University of Puget Sound, Tacoma, WA

48  12:15 PM152AMiddle (6 - 8)Regular (60 min)Curriculum Leadership

Adding Depth and Complexity to the Middle Grades Mathematics Curriculum
This session will focus on techniques for challenging advanced students while engaging students with diverse backgrounds. Participants will be actively involved in using proven teaching, learning, and questioning strategies to add depth and complexity to problems to enrich top students while giving access to important mathematics to all students.


Linda Sheffield, Northern Kentucky University - Emeritus, Highland Heights, KY

49  12:15 PM144ASecondary (9 - 12)Regular (60 min)Leading with Professional Learning

Communities of Practice to Press Content Knowledge for Teaching Mathematics
This session reports on a mathematics professional development project that reframes an educational system to move beyond district-wide initiatives that are only moderately effective at initiating change to a concerted, district-wide effort to rethink and restructure high school mathematics classrooms, and the roles of teachers and administrators.


Michael Gilbert, University of Hawaii, Honolulu, HI
Barbara Gilbert, University of Hawaii, Honolulu, HI

50  12:15 PM151ASecondary (9 - 12)Regular (60 min)Equity Leadership

Too Little, Too Late ? One District's Approach to the Promise and Challenges of High School Mathematics ELLs
English Language Learners in high school present unique challenges. The session will discuss one district's implementation of five strategies to increase mathematics achievement for these students: create benchmark assessments, utilize specific software applications, provide teachers with professional development activities, revise curriculum, and give course scheduling priority to ELLs.


Warren Roane, Humble Independent School District, Kingwood, TX

51  12:15 PM147AGeneralRegular (60 min)Teaching and Learning Leadership

CORD Communications Sponsor Showcase: Mathematics in Context - Pedagogy and Materials for Greater Secondary-Level Mathematics Success
Contextual-based teaching is a proven method for enabling a majority of students, the concrete learners, to be successful in high school mathematics. A leading mathematics educator will share with participants the materials and methods used to enable teachers to be better contextual teachers and how it benefits learners of all styles.


Claudia Maness, CORD Communications, Texarkana, AR

52  12:15 PMGeneralRegular (60 min)Technology Leadership

Carnegie Learning Technology Showcase: Carnegie Learning Adaptive Math Solutions - Flexible, Research-Based Mathematics Solutions for All Middle and High School Students
In this hands-on session, participants will experience mathematics instruction that meets individual student needs. Whether you are searching for a core program or a supplemental solution, Cognitive Tutor© Software offers rich problem solving activities, dynamic formative assessment, and detailed student reports. By Learning by Doing™, students become engaged in the mathematics.


Sandy Bartle, Carnegie Learning, Inc., Pittsburgh, PA
Amy Lewis, Carnegie Learning, Inc., Pittsburgh, PA

53  01:30 PM146ABCGeneralRegular (60 min)Teaching and Learning Leadership

Guaranteeing Improved Classroom Teaching in 20 Years: What Should We Do Tomorrow?
During the past 100 years, the United States has experienced wave after wave of educational reform with few changes in classroom practice. To ensure we are working toward lasting improvements in teaching, improvements that will increase students' learning, where should we start? What will this path to improvement look like?


James Hiebert, University of Delaware, Newark, DE

54  01:30 PM152BGeneralRegular (60 min)Equity Leadership

Four Steps that Help You Diffferentiate Your Mathematics Lesson Plans
Learn about and try out a teacher-tested four-step method for lesson preparation that addresses the multiple learners in your classrooms. The four-step method helps teachers plan, prepare, and assess student learning, meeting the multiple learning needs of students and mathematics standards that teachers face daily.


Janet Herrelko, University of Dayton, Dayton, OH

55  01:30 PM152APrimary (PK - 2)Regular (60 min)Assessment Leadership

Comprehensive Assessment in the Primary Grades: Screening K-2 Students for Focused, Purposeful Instruction and Intervention
This session will provide an example of a Primary Math Screen Assessment that has been successfully administered at the K-2 level to establish instructional focus and purposeful interventions. Learn how the Math Screen impacts teacher understanding, accountability, and professional learning communities. Video samples will be used to highlight the process.


Jim Pfeiffer, Deer Valley Unified School District, Glendale, AZ
Christine Kelly, Clover Park School District, Lakewood, WA

56  01:30 PM143ABIntermediate (3 - 5)Regular (60 min)Curriculum Leadership

Math Foundations: Focused Intervention for Long-Term Student Success
Today's mathematics curricula are comprehensive and fast-paced. In the practical life of the classroom, this often means that some students fall behind. Come learn how an innovative intervention program, Math Foundations, targets foundational concepts and provides relevant and meaningful mathematics for all. Our school's test scores soared. Yours can, too.


Keith Jones, Montgomery County Public Schools, Gaithersburg, MD
Robyn Silbey, Montgomery County Public Schools, Gaithersburg, MD
Michelle Powell, Montgomery County Public Schools, Gaithersburg, MD
Catherine Stephens, Montgomery County Public Schools, Gaithersburg, MD

57  01:30 PM143CIntermediate (3 - 5)Regular (60 min)Teaching and Learning Leadership

Inquiry Groups: Leading Elementary Teachers and Children to See Mathematics as Thinking!
Informal professional development sessions can encourage elementary teachers to open their instructional strategies in ways that encourage students to think mathematics rather than just memorize rules. Teachers also are encouraged to think mathematics and put aside their insecurity.


Tom Rowan, NCSM Past President, Independent Consultant, Columbia, MD

58  01:30 PM150AIntermediate (3 - 5)Regular (60 min)Leadership Connecting Research and Practice

Teaching and Learning Basic Facts Using Online Tools
Educators agree that students should develop automaticity with their mathematics facts. Learn what we can do when students are struggling to learn their basic facts; identify prerequisite knowledge that might be lacking for these students; and discover how these findings have been incorporated into the First in Math On-line Program.


Lynn Columba, Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA

59  01:30 PM151AMiddle (6 - 8)Regular (60 min)Leading with Professional Learning

Making Connections - A Mathematics Transitions Project
Student transitions from middle school to high school can present challenges in mathematics. In the Halton Board, lesson study projects have provided teachers with the opportunity to plan collaborative lessons and make connections across the grades. Teachers developed content continuums and critical pedagogy skills through analysis of their own classroom practice.


Amy Lin, Halton District School Board, Burlington, ON
Ruth Teszeri, Halton District School Board, Burlington, ON

60  01:30 PM144BCGeneralRegular (60 min)Teaching and Learning Leadership

Resources and Strategies for Building a Strong Mathematical Focus into the Lesson Study Practice of New and Experienced Teams
What guiding questions, activities, and coaching strategies raise lesson study from a simple set of steps (set goals, plan lesson, teach, reflect) to true lesson research? Explore new resources for leaders that focus lesson study on revealing students' mathematical thinking and on developing teacher knowledge of mathematics and pedagogy.


Jane Gorman, Education Development Center, Newton, MA
Johannah Nikula, Education Development Center, Newton, MA

61  01:30 PM150BSecondary (9 - 12)Regular (60 min)Leading with Professional Learning

Essential Understandings Book Series: "Professional Development Tools for Engaging Teachers with Mathematics, Grades 9-12"
An NCTM content series for teachers, Essential Understandings, focuses on grade-band specific topics that are mathematically important, difficult to understand, and challenging to teach. This session will provide an overview of the books planned for grades 9-12, and the first book in the series, "Functions", will be discussed.


Patricia Wilson, University of Georgia, Athens, GA
Gwen Lloyd, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State Universit, Blacksburg, VA
Sybilla Beckmann, University of Georgia, Athens, GA
Thomas Cooney, University of Georgia, Athens, GA

62  01:30 PM144ACollegeRegular (60 min)Teaching and Learning Leadership

Supervision of Student Teachers using PRIME Standards
Student teaching is a critical component to prepare candidates for teaching mathematics. Leadership is essential to their development. PRIME standards can help cooperating teachers, supervisors, and educators. Speakers will briefly share the elements, challenges, and successes. We will continue with participant discussion focused on key components of student teaching.


Connie Schrock, NCSM Regional 2 Director, Emporia State University, Emporia, KS
Kay Gilliland, NCSM Past President, Mills College, Oakland, CA

63  01:30 PM147AGeneralRegular (60 min)Technology Leadership

Texas Instruments Sponsor Showcase: Use the TI-Nspire to Engage Students and Explore Multiple Representations of Algebraic and Geometric Concepts
Using the linked multiple representations (graphs, geometric constructions, and spreadsheets) of the TI-Nspire, students can explore rich application problems that connect algebra and geometry. Participants will construct TI-Nspire documents based on ancient optimization problems that will help students develop algebraic and geometric concepts. This session is appropriate for new users.


Betty Gasque, Texas Instruments, Dallas, TX

64  01:30 PM147BGeneralRegular (60 min)Technology Leadership

Key Curriculum Press Technology Showcase: A Sneak-Preview of Sketchpad Version 5
Try the latest version of this award-winning software, used across grade levels and around the world, to help students develop powerful mathematical understanding through dynamic, interactive visualization. This version integrates with your digital classroom, adding power and convenience, extending applications across curriculum topics. Learn what's new from Sketchpad's designer and developer.


Nicholas Jackiw, Key Curriculum Press Technologies, Emeryville, CA

65  02:30 PM149ABGeneralDouble (120 min)Assessment Leadership

The One-on-One Assessment Interview: A Powerful Tool for Teacher Professional Development
The one-on-one assessment interview is in wide use in a variety of Australian professional development contexts. This interactive session will explore its benefits through the use of video clips, opportunities for participants to try out some tasks, and stories of its use by professional development leaders in Australia.


Doug Clarke, Australian Catholic University, Fitzroy, Victoria
Ann Downton, Australian Catholic University, Fitzroy, Victoria
Anne Roche, Australian Catholic University, Fitzroy, Victoria
Rose Knight, Australian Catholic University, Fitzroy, Victoria

66  02:30 PM151BGeneralDouble (120 min)Leading with Professional Learning

Supporting Teacher Leaders as They Engage Their Colleagues in the Lesson Study Process
You've finally got lesson study up and running in your region. How do you continue to support teacher leaders as they work to implement lesson study in their districts? Come hear about and engage in several activities that we have used with our teacher leaders to support their ongoing work.


Michele Burgess, Allegheny Intermediate Unit, Homestead, PA

67  02:30 PM145BIntermediate (3 - 5)Double (120 min)Leading with Professional Learning

Leading Professional Learning Communities: Key Ingredients to Developing Mathematical Understanding: Anticipating, Monitoring, Selecting, Sequencing, and Connecting Student Thinking
The Thinking Through a Lesson Protocol (TTLP), by Dr. Margaret Smith and others at the University of Pittsburgh, engages mathematics educators to think deeply about lessons and how students learn mathematics. By anticipating, monitoring, selecting, sequencing, and connecting student work, teachers develop and deepen students' understanding of key mathematical ideas.


Michael Fierle, Math & Science Collaborative, Homestead, PA
Corinne Murawski, Math & Science Collaborative, Homestead, PA

68  02:30 PM140ABMiddle (6 - 8)Double (120 min)Leadership Connecting Research and Practice

Who Should Take Algebra in 8th Grade?... and What To Do If Student's Aren't Ready
This session will share results from a study tracking standardized test scores of 7th and 8th grade students to determine what level of achievement is needed for success in algebra, and some of the challenges and solutions from California. Participants will exchange ideas about how these challenges are faced nationally.


Shelley Kriegler, University of California at Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA
Cynthia Raff, University of California at Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA

69  02:30 PM145AMiddle (6 - 8)Double (120 min)Equity Leadership

Teaching Mathematics to English Learners - an English Language Development/Mathematics Partnership
Participants will engage in an interactive overview of a program developed by Pomona Unified School District to ensure access to secondary mathematics for English learners.


Diane Kinch, Pomona Unified School District, Pomona, CA

70  02:30 PM154ABSecondary (9 - 12)Double (120 min)Technology Leadership

Six of the Best: Favorite Technology Skills that Teachers Love Learning About
Training teachers to enjoy their teaching more by using technology is immensely satisfying. This session will describe the "Technology for Secondary Math" workshops (United Kingdom) which offer six favorite strands: Word for Math, the Web for Math, Excel for Math, Dynamic Coordinate Geometry, Dynamic Statistics, and Dynamic Geometry.


Douglas Butler, iCT Training Centre (Oundle, UK), Peterborough, Cambridgeshire

71  02:45 PM146ABCGeneralRegular (60 min)Leading with Professional Learning

Addressing Challenges in Designing and Implementing Teacher Professional Development Programs: Drawing on the Evidence
Despite growing knowledge about effective mathematics teacher professional development, it remains challenging to enact programs in many school and district contexts that draw on this knowledge base. This session will provide practical advice for enacting professional development programs that build on what we know from theory, research, and practice.


Iris Weiss, Horizon Research, Inc., Chapel Hill, NC
Daniel Heck, Horizon Research, Inc., Chapel Hill, NC

72  02:45 PM143ABGeneralRegular (60 min)Leading with Professional Learning

Designing a New Teacher Induction Program for Mathematics Teachers
Learn how one district uses a three-day summer academy, after-school study sessions, and one-on-one coaching to assist in the induction of new mathematics teachers. The session will focus on how each part of the induction program operates and functions to meet the needs of new mathematics teachers.


James Paschal, Knox County Schools, Knoxville, TN

73  02:45 PM143CGeneralRegular (60 min)Curriculum Leadership

Enacting New Mandatory State Guidelines for K-12 Mathematics by Connecting Curriculum, Instruction, Assessment, Research, and Professional Learning
As of May 2008, Iowa has new first-ever mandatory state guidelines for K-12 mathematics, which are being implemented through professional learning that connects curriculum, instruction, and assessment, based on research. We will discuss the state initiative, with examples and experiences, and report on progress in this new state adventure.


Eric Hart, Maharishi University of Management, Fairfield, IA
Judith Spitzli, Iowa Department of Education, Des Moines, IA

74  02:45 PM150AGeneralRegular (60 min)Equity Leadership

Knowing and Modeling PRIME Equity Leadership!
This interactive session will provide participants with the opportunity to develop understanding of the Equity Principle leadership actions as described in PRIME. Participants will spend time using self-assessment tools to connect the Equity actions into the context of their workplace. The latest PRIME Equity Toolkit materials will also be provided.


Linda Fulmore, NCSM Second Vice President, Cave Creek, AZ
Timothy Kanold, NCSM President, Chicago, IL

75  02:45 PM150BGeneralRegular (60 min)Curriculum Leadership

Leading Curriculum Selection as an Opportunity for Improving Mathematics Learning
Curriculum leaders face many decisions when facilitating the selection process of mathematics instructional materials. In this session, we will share findings from an NSF-funded study that reports on the mathematics adoption experiences of curriculum leaders across the country, including their role in the selection process and factors affecting selection.


June Mark, Education Development Center, Newton, MA
Deborah Spencer, Education Development Center, Newton, MA
Julie Zeringue, Education Development Center, Newton, MA
Katherine Schwinden, Education Development Center, Newton, MA

76  02:45 PM151AGeneralRegular (60 min)Leadership Connecting Research and Practice

Research on Professional Development Practices Outside of the U.S.: What Can We Learn from Others?
According to the NCSM PRIME Leadership Framework, leaders should engage teachers in collaborative dialogue about research-informed instructional practices. During this session, participants will learn about research conducted in India, Japan, and China about professional development practices. Leaders will have an opportunity to connect the research to their own context.


Nancy Drickey, Linfield College, McMinnville, OR

77  02:45 PM152AGeneralRegular (60 min)Equity Leadership

Of PRIME Concern: Unpacking the Equity Principle
In this collaborative session, participants will examine the Equity Principle of the PRIME Leadership Framework. Participants will share ideas and develop strategies for advancing the equity discussion in their district.


Bill Barnes, Howard County Public School System, Ellicott City, MD
Susan Vohrer, Baltimore County Public Schools, Baltimore, MD

78  02:45 PM152BGeneralRegular (60 min)Leadership Connecting Research and Practice

What do Principals Need to Know to Support NSF-Funded Mathematics Curricula?
We will share findings from a survey of 500 K-8 principals showing whether their leadership content knowledge for mathematics is aligned to their school's mathematics curriculum. We will look at two case study schools where the principals' beliefs about mathematics teaching and learning are aligned and two where they are not.


Kristen Reed, Education Development Center, Newton, MA
Lynn Goldsmith, Education Development Center, Newton, MA

79  02:45 PM144AIntermediate (3 - 5)Regular (60 min)Curriculum Leadership

Integration of Mathematics, Science, and Literacy
In New York City we are developing strategies that would integrate our science, mathematics, and literacy curricula. During this interactive workshop participants will have an opportunity to experience this process. We will share our strategies, and we will analyze the role notebooks play in deepening conceptual understanding of our students.


Sandra Jenoure, New York City Department of Education, New York, NY
Elizabeth Emond, New York City Department of Education, New York, NY

80  02:45 PM150ASecondary (9 - 12)Regular (60 min)Technology Leadership

Using a Computer Algebra System to Provide Equal Access to Algebra for All Students
Faced with a school district mandate to have all high school students complete an algebra curriculum, a group of high school teachers decided to have their under-performing students use a Computer Algebra System in their pre-algebra and algebra classes. Hear about their journey and the dramatic impact on student attitude.


Larry Osthus, Independent Mathematics Consultant, Des Moines, IA

81  02:45 PM147AGeneralRegular (60 min)Assessment Leadership

Pearson Sponsor Showcase: Power Up with Scott Foresman - Addison Wesley enVisionMATH
Students live in a world of iPods, instant messages, videos, and computer games. This workshop will demonstrate how the power of technology can provide greater access to mathematics content for more students, while making monitoring of student progress easier for teachers.


Tim Rogers, Pearson, Glenview, IL

82  02:45 PM147BGeneralRegular (60 min)Teaching and Learning Leadership

Pearson Technology Showcase: Improving Student Success Through Better Engagement - Math XL for School
Appealing and motivational for today's students through rich, multi-media resources, MathXL allows teachers to focus on important aspects of teaching, such as measuring learning outcomes and identifying students who need help, while students receive a customized learning experience with automatic grading, immediate feedback, multiple help resources, and practice, practice, practice!


Sandee House, Pearson Consultant, Decatur, GA

83  04:00 PM146ABCGeneralRegular (60 min)Technology Leadership

Educational Gaming - A Trend Line to the Future
Nt Etuk, Co-Founder and CEO of Tabula Digita, creator of the award winning DimensionM math series, will offer examples of the latest educational games his company has in development. He will offer research results and video footage to demonstrate the remarkable effects of using educational games in learning. Game on!


Ntiedo Etuk, Co-Founder and CEO, Tabula Digita, Inc., New York, NY

84  04:00 PM143ABGeneralRegular (60 min)Curriculum Leadership

Providing an International Lens to Curriculum Leadership: Achieve's International Benchmarking Project
Achieve has analyzed the content and performance expectations of K-12 mathematics standards from over a dozen countries. This session will focus on the findings of this work and its implications for curriculum leaders working to implement relevant and meaningful standards and curricula.


Kaye Forgione, Achieve, Inc., Washington, DC
Laura Slover, Achieve, Inc., Washington, DC

85  04:00 PM143CGeneralRegular (60 min)Equity Leadership

Effective Classroom Practices that Bring ALL Students into the Mathematics Community!
We will connect the research on misconceptions of scaffolding instruction to engage all learners in the classroom. Strategies for connecting prior knowledge, revising misconceptions, and developing mathematical thinking will be explored. We will also discuss implications for intervention for students who have significant gaps.


Cindy Fielder, America's Choice, Washington, DC

86  04:00 PM144BCGeneralRegular (60 min)Teaching and Learning Leadership

Developing Instructional Leadership in Mathematics: Accepting Responsibility for Every Student
In this interactive session, we will investigate ways to support instructional leadership (principals, assistant principals) in mathematics at all grades. We will examine the nature of observation in standards-based classrooms, consider ways to interact with teachers around classroom observations, and develop understanding of differentiation strategies and opportunities within mathematical curricula.


Cathy Martin, Denver Public Schools, Denver, CO
Becky Sauer, Denver Public Schools, Denver, CO
Kris O'Clair, Denver Public Schools, Denver, CO

87  04:00 PM150AGeneralRegular (60 min)Equity Leadership

An Examination of Gender Differences in Language Used by Parents and Children Working on Mathematical Tasks.
There are many aspects of communication between parents and children as they explore tasks together. Participants will examine video related to vocabulary use, explanations, questioning, and encouragement as parents and children explore tasks in geometry, patterning, and number. An analysis of gender differences will be explored.


Melfried Olson, University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu, HI
Claire Okazaki, University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu, HI
Judith Olson, University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu, HI

88  04:00 PM150BGeneralRegular (60 min)Assessment Leadership

From Compliance to Commitment: Implementing a District-Wide Portfolio Initiative
How do you help teachers engage in focused conversations around student work? In this session we will share the journey of a large urban district's move from collecting student work to having collaborative conversations around student work leading to improved student achievement.


Astrid Fossum, Milwaukee Public Schools, Milwaukee, WI
Mary Mooney, Milwaukee Public Schools, Milwaukee, WI
Beth Schefelker, Milwaukee Public Schools, Milwaukee, WI

89  04:00 PM151AGeneralRegular (60 min)Curriculum Leadership

Digging Deeper for Systemic Alignment and Improved Mathematics Instruction
There are many factors that contribute to the status of a "low-performing" school. Research shows that a primary factor is systemic misalignment of mathematics assessment, standards, curriculum, and instruction. This session will discuss the importance of data, standards analysis, and steps a collaborative team should take to ensure systemic alignment.


Angie Watson, Region 16 Education Service Center, Amarillo, TX

90  04:00 PM152BIntermediate (3 - 5)Regular (60 min)Teaching and Learning Leadership

How Urban Districts Have Achieved Sustainability in Improving Mathematics Teaching and Learning
This session will describe the process of taking generalist elementary and middle school teachers and developing them into mathematics coaches and specialists by presenting a district/university partnership working to empower district personnel to assume resposibility for improving the teaching and learning of mathematics.


Anne Collins, Lesley University, Cambridge, MA

91  04:00 PM144AMiddle (6 - 8)Regular (60 min)Teaching and Learning Leadership

Developing Leadership In Site-Based Coaches
Learn how to build the leadership of site-based coaches while they work with students and teachers. Mathematics Instructional Support Teachers are making an impact on student achievement.


Roberta Girardi, Howard County Public School System, Ellicott City, MD
Karen Vaden, Howard County Public School System, Ellicott City, MD

92  04:00 PM152ASecondary (9 - 12)Regular (60 min)Technology Leadership

Leading the Way in Implementing Technology in Mathematics Education: Introduction to Teaching with the TI-Nspire Handhelds
Participants will experience different teaching activities that will incorporate the capabilities of the new TI-Nspire handhelds. Participants will get hands-on experiences that will demonstrate the power and creativity that can be evidenced through the implementation of these new handheld computers in teaching high school mathematics.


Jim Austin, Bullitt County Public Schools, Shepherdsville, KY

93  04:00 PM147AGeneralRegular (60 min)Teaching and Learning Leadership

Key Curriculum Press Sponsor Showcase: Beautiful Math - How Successful School Approaches Change Students' Lives.
In this presentation we will watch students engage in problem solving and consider the ways that students' lives are changed when they are introduced to the beauty and diversity of mathematics.


Jo Boaler, University of Sussex, Brighton, England

94  04:00 PM147BGeneralRegular (60 min)Technology Leadership

CASIO Technology Showcase: Experience the NEW Functions and Interface of CASIO's fx-ES Plus Scientific Calculators.
Experience the newest innovations in calculators from CASIO. Learn about classroom tools and strategies that create an easier, more complete teaching and learning experience. Plus, get a glimpse of our newest online training, customized professional development programs, and the FX9860G Slim graphing calculator, designed to make mathematics easy and affordable!


Nevels Nevels, Saint Louis Public Schools, Saint Louis, MO

95  05:15 PM151B(by invitation only)Extended (90 min)

NCSM Regional Leadership Team Meeting
This meeting of the NCSM Regional Leadership Teams and NCSM Regional Directors will focus on the critical work of NCSM for 2009–2010. This meeting is for all those invited to serve on the Regional Teams.


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