2009 NCSM Annual Conference

Tuesday Sessions

Tuesday Sessions, April 21, 2009
96  07:00 AMHall BGeneral, (ticket required)Special (45 min)

Tuesday Breakfast, Sponsored by Tom Snyder Productions/Scholastic, Inc.
Scholastic, the global children's publishing, education, and media company, has created products and services that educate, entertain, and motivate children to help enlarge their understanding of the world around them. Tom Snyder Productions, a Scholastic company, creates innovative software products and professional development services to inspire great teaching and improve student learning.

97  07:45 AMHall BSpecial (45 min)

NCSM Business Meeting and Sponsor Recognition

98  08:45 AM146ABGeneralRegular (60 min)Leading with Professional Learning

Becoming a PRIME Stage 2 and 3 Leader: Understanding and Knowing the Power of Our Leadership Influence!
This session will provide six specific leadership behaviors for each step of the influence process. Based upon the "Influence" research, we will learn how to make change not only achievable and sustainable, but inevitable. The Stage 2 PRIME leader must become skilled at influencing others toward best practice behaviors.


Timothy Kanold, NCSM President, Chicago, IL

99  08:45 AM143ABGeneralRegular (60 min)Teaching and Learning Leadership

Shifting the Focus to Transformed Thinking
How many students are still employing a naive strategy, such as counting, to solve most problems long after they have learned other strategies that would be more efficient? In mathematics leaders' work with teachers, has the time come to put the emphasis on curriculum, teaching, and assessment to transform mathematical thinking?


David McKillop, Making Math Matter Inc., Truro, NS

100  08:45 AM143CGeneralRegular (60 min)Teaching and Learning Leadership

Improving Teaching Strategies and Student Learning by Using a Guided Intervention Process
As one component of professional development for an urban Mathematics Science Partnership project and a Teacher/Leader Quality project, teachers developed Guided Intervention Folders for Grades 6-8 students. This process was successful in improving students' mathematics achievement and as a tool for improving teaching practices.


Patricia Tinto, Syracuse City School District, Syracuse, NY
Nancy Zarach, Syracuse City School DIstrict, Syracuse, NY
Dianna Newman, University at Albany, Albany, NY
Kathy Gullie, University at Albany, Albany, NY

101  08:45 AM145AGeneralRegular (60 min)Curriculum Leadership

Curriculum Alignment: Models, Processes, and Lessons Learned
Is your district in need of curriculum alignment? Join us for lessons learned through different curriculum models and processes that evolved from work with a single district to a cohort of districts to a curriculum product now in use throughout the state.


Tamara Ramsey, Education Service Center Region XIII, Austin, TX
Jo Peters, Education Service Center Region XIII, Austin, TX
Susan Hemphill, Education Service Center Region XIII, Austin, TX
Carol Gautier, Education Service Center Region XIII, Austin, TX

102  08:45 AM150BGeneralRegular (60 min)Teaching and Learning Leadership

Develop and Lead with Coaching: Coaches, Teachers, and Parents
Looking at a successful multi-dimensional coaching model for low socio-economic schools, participants will discuss an overview of the model; participate in journaling, communication, conferencing, and assessment strategies; and review successful parental invention. The coaching model is aligned with NCTM Standards and the equity indicators and stages of the PRIME Leadership Framework.


Pam Warrick, University of Arkansas at Little Rock, Little Rock, AR
C. Neelie Dobbins, University of Arkansas at Little Rock, Little Rock, AR

103  08:45 AM151BGeneralRegular (60 min)Assessment Leadership

Using Test Development Strategies to Align Instruction and Assessment
Assessment is only effective as a tool for informing us about the instruction of students if it is closely aligned with instruction. This session will introduce a planning model that will assist teachers and leaders in aligning instruction and assessment based on strategies test developers use to create effective assessments.


Eric Moyer, Pearson, Austin, TX

104  08:45 AM151AMiddle (6 - 8)Regular (60 min)Teaching and Learning Leadership

The Lesson Experiment: Learning to Learn from Teaching
This session reports on our efforts to implement Hiebert's (2007) framework for helping "teachers learn how to teach from studying teaching" with pre- and in-service 6th-12th grade mathematics teachers. This framework is a tool to improve instruction and student learning and to generate knowledge for teaching. Handouts and rubrics provided.


Jodie Novak, University of Northern Colorado, Greeley, CO
Robert Powers, University of Northern Colorado, Greeley, CO

105  08:45 AM145BSecondary (9 - 12)Regular (60 min)Leading with Professional Learning

Mathematics Teacher Leaders, PRIMED to Lead: Lessons Learned from Teachers Assisting Students to Excel in Learning Mathematics (TASEL-M)
Teacher leaders empower colleagues to improve mathematics programs through NCSM's PRIME Leadership Framework and professional learning communities (PLCs). We will share lessons learned through the TASEL-M NSF-funded project with low-performing high schools and feeder middle schools to build teacher capacity and pedagogical content knowledge.


Dianne DeMille, Orange County Department of Education, Costa Mesa, CA
David Pagni, California State University, Fullerton, Fullerton, CA

106  08:45 AM146CSecondary (9 - 12)Regular (60 min)Curriculum Leadership

Not Your Grandpa's Algebra: Rethinking PK-12 Mathematics for College and Workforce Readiness
What steps can get us to a continuous, coherent, PK-12 mathematics curriculum that prepares all students to enter college or the workforce in the rapidly changing world of the 21st century? What needs to happen in high school to build on increasing coherence and beginnings of success in elementary and middle school mathematics?


Cathy Seeley, University of Texas Dana Center, Austin, TX

107  08:45 AM150ASecondary (9 - 12)Regular (60 min)Equity Leadership

Changing Their Minds
Do students' self-beliefs impact their achievement? How about teacher beliefs? The typical culture of the high school mathematics classroom may be creating roadblocks to equity for many students. We will share some fresh ideas for shaping the beliefs and attitudes of teachers and students via a year-long Algebra I intervention.


Lisa Brown, University of Texas Dana Center, Austin, TX
Susan Hudson Hull, University of Texas Dana Center, Austin, TX

108  08:45 AM147AGeneralRegular (60 min)Teaching and Learning Leadership

CTB/McGraw-Hill Sponsor Showcase: Transforming Algebra Instruction and Achievement via an Online Formative Assessment Solution
Acuity Algebra provides a comprehensive standard-based online or paper-and-pencil solution to assess student readiness, benchmark understanding of algebraic concepts and gauge student proficiency. This session will detail best practices in a district's implementation of Acuity Algebra and show how resulting data identifies strengths and weaknesses in comprehension and helps modify instruction.


Tom Moellering, CTB/McGraw-Hill, Monterey, CA

109  08:45 AM147BGeneralRegular (60 min)Technology Leadership

Pearson Technology Showcase: The Power of Student Gaming - Pearson Elementary and Middle School Math Programs
The world is changing and so are your students! Pearson is proud to reach today's digital natives with an exclusive partnership with Tabula Digita! Connect to today's learners through DimensionM™'s Single and Multiplayer immersive educational gaming, tied directly to enVision Math and Prentice Hall Middle[EL] School Mathematics. Explore new gaming methods to engage, motivate, and inspire your students while offering additional mathematics practice.


Kristin White, Pearson, Glenview, IL

110  08:45 AM144AGeneralExtended (90 min)Assessment Leadership

Formative Assessment Practices that Inform Both Teachers and Students
Facilitating incorporation of formative assessment practices is the focus of the National Science Foundation (NSF) / Interagency Education Research Initiative (IERI) study of a mathematics problem solving model. This session explores the challenges and successes teachers experience using a trait-based feedback guide to respond to students engaged in problem solving.


Edith Gummer, Northwest Regional Educational Laboratory, Portland, OR
Claire Gates, Northwest Regional Educational Laboratory, Portland, OR
Jessica Strowbridge, University of Idaho, Moscow, ID

111  08:45 AM154AGeneralExtended (90 min)Curriculum Leadership

A Leap of Faith: Transitioning to a Focused Curriculum
Florida was the first state to base its standards on Curriculum Focal Points. Experienced-based aspects of transitioning to a curriculum that is focused on depth rather than breadth will be shared with special attention given to the process of leading teachers and administrators to understand what it means to teach deeply.


Juli Dixon, University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL

112  08:45 AM154BGeneralExtended (90 min)Equity Leadership

Implications of Standards-Aligned Systems of Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment for Improving the Achievement of Students with Disabilities
This session will describe a standards-aligned system that provides a common framework based upon research and best practice for continuous school enhancement/improvement. Such a system has tremendous implications for improving mathematical understanding and state assessment results for students with disabilities. Specific examples will be provided and discussed.


Cecil Crouch III, PA Training and Technical Assistance Network, Pittsburgh, PA
Tracy Ficca, PA Training and Technical Assistance Network, Harrisburg, PA
Jim Bohan, Intermediate Unit #13, Lancaster, PA

113  08:45 AM140ABPrimary (PK - 2)Extended (90 min)Curriculum Leadership

Basic Facts: Building a Systemic Program for All Learners
Basic facts are the building blocks for mathematics success. Students must attain automaticity through a structured curriculum that focuses on strategies and differentiation. This session will share the research and development of a district-wide basic fact program.


John SanGiovanni, Howard County Public School System, Ellicott City, MD
Kay Sammons, Howard County Public School System, Ellicott City, MD

114  08:45 AM144BIntermediate (3 - 5)Extended (90 min)Leadership Connecting Research and Practice

Language and Mathematics: Connecting Research to Practice
In this interactive session, we will experience a professional development model which highlights the interplay between aquiring language and learning mathematics. The theoretical foundation for the work includes the tenets of adult learning and conditions that foster change.


Grace Coates, University of California, Berkeley, CA
Karen Mayfield-Ingram, University of California, Berkeley, CA

115  08:45 AM144CIntermediate (3 - 5)Extended (90 min)Curriculum Leadership

Helping Staff Instruct Students in the Academic Vocabulary of Mathematics by Combining High Interest Mathematics Manipulatives and a Six-Step Process
Investigate how to use mathematics manipulatives with Marzano and Pickering's "Six-step process for direct instruction in subject-area vocabulary," to help students speak, write, and listen to the language of mathematics. Participate in hands-on activities that are mathematically sound and supportive of one or more of the Six Steps Marzano outlines.


Robert Jesberg, K'NEX Education, Hatfield, PA
Janie Zimmer, Research -Based Education, Reading, PA

116  08:45 AM149ABMiddle (6 - 8)Extended (90 min)Technology Leadership

Developing Leadership in Technology Integration: An Effective Online Teacher Workshop Model
Examine a model of professional development from the Math Forum @ Drexel that provides opportunities for teachers to build their understanding of mathematical concepts, explore ways that they can create similar experiences for students, and learn more about resources and support which will enable them to become leaders in this community.


Suzanne Alejandre, The Math Forum at Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA
Marie Hogan, Traweek Middle School, West Covina, CA
Glenys Martin, W. P. Sandin Composite High School, Shellbrook, SK
Ashley Miller, China Grove Middle School, China Grove, NC

117  08:45 AM152ASecondary (9 - 12)Extended (90 min)Leading with Professional Learning

Professional Development for Grades 6 -12 Teachers that Updates and Connects Content Standards and Models Powerful Pedagogy Through Discrete Mathematics
NCTMs Navigating through Discrete Mathematics, Grades 6 - 12 is a practical resource for lively, interactive professional development. Authors model and discuss professional development that deepens teachers content knowledge, provides suggestions for integrating number, algebra, geometry, and discrete mathematics standards, and focuses on powerful pedagogy.


Margaret Kenney, Boston College, Chestnut Hill, MA
Eric Hart, Maharishi University of Management, Fairfield, IA

118  08:45 AM152BMiddle (6 - 8)Extended (90 min)Equity Leadership

Enhancing Mathematics and Language Understanding through Geometry: A Model for Supporting Mathematics Coaches and Teachers Working with English Language Learners
Learn how mathematics teachers and coaches in three New York City schools improved support for English language learners by using protocols focused on academic language and mathematical understanding to guide both lesson planning and coaching discussions about lesson observations. Share benefits from the perspectives of the teachers and coaches.


Mark Driscoll, Education Development Center, Newton, MA
Johannah Nikula, Education Development Center, Newton, MA
Rachel Wing DiMatteo, Education Development Center, Newton, MA

119  10:15 AM146ABGeneralRegular (60 min)Equity Leadership

The Positioning of African American Schoolgirls as Mathematics and Science Learners
The speaker, a mathematics educator, is Co-Principal Investigator on a three-year National Science Foundation-funded study to explore how African American girls within impoverished communities position themselves in relation to mathematics and science learning and the impact of teachers, counselors and parents' positionality on the girls' science and mathematics learning experiences.


Thomasenia Lott Adams, University of Florida, Gainsville, FL

120  10:15 AM143CGeneralRegular (60 min)Teaching and Learning Leadership

Slow Down to Think Mathematically
This session will introduce participants to "problems without figures," which encourage students' mathematical thinking and discussion of diverse strategies. Without the distraction of figures (numbers), students can focus on how they would approach solving a problem.


Patsy Wang-Iverson, The Gabriella and Paul Rosenbaum Foundation, Bryn Mawr, PA
Richard Askey, University of Wisconsin-Madison (retired), Madison, WI
Marian Palumbo, Bernards Township Schools, Basking Ridge, NJ

121  10:15 AM145AGeneralRegular (60 min)Curriculum Leadership

Changing Their Minds: Making the Textbook a Resource Instead of the Curriculum
Alignment of state curriculum frameworks with district resources is fundamental to student achievement. Curriculum frameworks will be analyzed and subdivided into more precise skills. Textbooks will be examined to see if they meet the framework requirements. Gaps between the curriculum frameworks and textbooks will be identified.


Kimberly Jones, The Learning Institute, Hot Springs, AR
Pam Berry, The Learning Institute, Hot Springs, AR

122  10:15 AM145BGeneralRegular (60 min)Leading with Professional Learning

Collaborating to Improve Mathematics Achievement in an Urban District: The Rowan/Camden Mathematics Partnership
This presentation will describe the mathematics coaches' collaborative and will focus on the viewpoints of the coaches, the district mathematics supervisors, the university facilitator, and the project director. The session will include sample activities and agendas, with opportunities for questions and discussion.


Janet Caldwell, Rowan University, Glassboro, NJ
Jacqueline Sykes, Camden City Schools, Camden, NJ
Daphne Gilstrap, Camden City Schools, Camden, NJ
Alexis Kopperman, Rowan University, Glassboro, NJ

123  10:15 AM146CGeneralRegular (60 min)Assessment Leadership

Formative Assessment: Moving Behind the Hype and the Rhetoric to Substance and Practice
Formative assessment has typically become the latest buzzword and most recent panacea presented with great hype and much blather. This session will engage participants in the substance behind the jargon and take a practical look at the formative assessment practices that research suggests can make a difference in student achievement.


Steven Leinwand, NCSM Past President, American Institutes for Research, Washington, DC

124  10:15 AM150AGeneralRegular (60 min)Curriculum Leadership

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


Diane Briars, NCSM President-Elect, Pittsburgh, PA
Ruth Harbin Miles, NCSM Membership Chair, Hays, KS

125  10:15 AM151AGeneralRegular (60 min)Teaching and Learning Leadership

Where in the World Are You? Supporting and Developing School-Based Mathematics Teacher Leaders
How do mathematics teacher leaders (MTLs) at different stages of their own leadership trajectory effect change with teachers, students, administrators, and climate in their buildings? Examine the work of MTLs in classrooms and schools across a large urban district that fosters professional growth and leadership development in mathematics education.


Lee Ann Pruske, Milwaukee Public Schools, Milwaukee, WI
Astrid Fossum, Milwaukee Public Schools, Milwaukee, WI
Paige Richards, Milwaukee Public Schools, Milwaukee, WI

126  10:15 AM143ABMiddle (6 - 8)Regular (60 min)Curriculum Leadership

Developing Algebraic Reasoning in the Middle Grades - Coherence or Chaos?
With 50 different state frameworks, it is difficult to maintain coherence and integrity of any mathematics curriculum. This talk will present examples of students' algebraic reasoning in middle grades from classrooms using an National Science Foundation-funded curriculum and raise issues about the challenges in developing algebraic reasoning.


Elizabeth Phillips, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI

127  10:15 AM150BIntermediate (3 - 5)Regular (60 min)Leading with Professional Learning

Coaches, Are You Looking for Ways to Get All Teachers Involved in Professional Development?
Learn about one school's journey to raise student achievement in mathematics through unique job-embedded professional development that transfers to classroom practice, even with reluctant teachers. I will share processes and activities used in coaching and building professional learning communities. Outcomes that include student data and teacher feedback will be reported.


Elizabeth Gehron, Seminole County Public Schools, Sanford, FL

128  10:15 AM151BMiddle (6 - 8)Regular (60 min)Curriculum Leadership

Accent on Algebra: Developing Conceptual Understanding by Making Connections Across the Middle Grades Curriculum
The NCTM Curriculum Focal Points emphasize a strong focus on algebra during middle school. Learn how teachers can help students gain a deeper understanding of algebra with curriculum specifically designed to make connections among prior experiences. Participants will explore activities across grades 6, 7, and 8 that showcase such connections.


Katherine Gavin, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT

129  10:15 AM147AGeneralRegular (60 min)Teaching and Learning Leadership

Holt Mc Dougal Sponsor Showcase: Intervention Tools to put Struggling Students Back on Track
Struggling students often need more time for intervention with prerequisite skills as well as on-level topics. Holt McDougal offers a variety of resources to help students get back on track. Our intervention systems provide complete support for teachers. Attendees will receive a CD-ROM or workbook. Supplies are limited.


Heather Trotter, Holt Mc Dougal, Austin, TX
Sherry Bailey, Holt McDougal, Austin, TX

130  10:15 AM147BGeneralRegular (60 min)Technology Leadership

Texas Instrument Technology Showcase: What's New At Texas Instruments Now?
Updates on the latest Texas Instruments products and free resources: thousands of free calculator lesson plans, SAT and ACT practice tests from the Princeton Review, funding resources, and more.


Robb Wilson, Texas Instruments, Dallas, TX

131  10:30 AM140ABGeneralExtended (90 min)Leadership Connecting Research and Practice

Leading by Connecting Culture and Mathematics.
Leaders recognize that mathematics teaching and learning occur in a cultural context. This presentation will describe our attempt to illustrate the role of culture in the mathematics classroom. Participants will explore culturally-based tasks and discuss the ways to use them in mathematics lessons.


Chadd McGlone, University of Norht Carolina - Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC
Jim Barta, Utah State University, Salt Lake City, UT

132  10:30 AM152BPrimary (PK - 2)Extended (90 min)Teaching and Learning Leadership

Leading from Beside: Co-accountability to Foster Teacher Growth
Come and explore a professional development model that actively involves teachers in planning, teaching, and reflecting on lessons to increase students' understanding of concepts and use of mathematical language. This model fosters co-accountability, augments cooperation to promote appropriate learning, and fosters teacher ownership of professional development that increases student achievement.


Susan Smith, Pittsburgh Public Schools, Pittsburgh, PA
Rodney Necciai, Pittsburgh Public Schools, Pittsburgh, PA

133  10:30 AM144BIntermediate (3 - 5)Extended (90 min)Leading with Professional Learning

Lost in Translation? Learning to Speak the Languages of Fluency and Understanding to Develop Mathematical Proficiency
How can districts transition to the National Advisory Panel's recommendations? The key is translation - making sure teachers and students understand the Panel's statement, "The curriculum must simultaneously develop conceptual understanding, computational fluency, and problem solving skills." Learn how one district balances procedural facility with the ability to reason mathematically.


Lori Fanning, Fulton County Schools, Atlanta, GA
Debbie Crawford, Curriculum Professional Development | Pearson, Glenview, IL
Patricia Rooks, Fulton County Schools, Atlanta, GA

134  10:30 AM144CMiddle (6 - 8)Extended (90 min)Teaching and Learning Leadership

Improving Access to Language: A Key to Improving Mathematics Learning
Participants will experience professional development activities that they can use with teachers in their districts to address the key questions: What strategies can help students access language so that they can learn mathematics? What does the research say about these strategies? Participants view classroom video of strategies in action.


Emily Fagan, Education Development Center, Newton, MA

135  10:30 AM152AMiddle (6 - 8)Extended (90 min)Assessment Leadership

The Development of Teacher Expertise in Classroom Assessment as a Context for Deeper Understanding of Mathematics
This interactive session will highlight assessment/content-related activities and teacher-designed materials developed in the Boulder Partnership for Excellence in Mathematics Education. This partnership, involving middle grades mathematics teachers, Colorado University faculty, and Freudenthal Institute researchers, focused on the design of classroom assessment as a context for deepening generative understanding of mathematics.


David Webb, University of Colorado at Boulder, Boulder, CO
Paige Larson, Boulder Valley School District, Boulder, CO
Michael Matassa, Boulder Valley School District, Boulder, CO

136  10:30 AM154AMiddle (6 - 8)Extended (90 min)Curriculum Leadership

Open-Ended Problems That Fit the Middle School Curriculum - With Extensions
Participants will engage in considering a different view of good problems for the middle school curriculum: simple rule to begin, engage in mathematical thinking, computational practice while solving the problem, and connect to mathematics at a higher level. See that once we get the answer, mathematics begins. Useful Handouts.


Jerry Becker, Southern Illinois University Carbdonale, Carbondale, IL

137  10:30 AM144ASecondary (9 - 12)Extended (90 min)Curriculum Leadership

Making Sense Of Mathematics: The Answer is the Question
Too often students learn rote procedures with little understanding and consequently cannot transfer their learning to any new setting. Using technology and a focus on inquiry, asking questions that engage students in thinking and reasoning about the mathematics and about the procedures can make a real difference in student learning.


Tom Dick, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR

138  10:30 AM149ABSecondary (9 - 12)Extended (90 min)Technology Leadership

Developing Algebraic Thinking with Technology
Successfully developing high achievement in algebra for all learners requires systemic vision, incorporating research-based instructional strategies, appropriate use of technology, and curriculum that empower conceptual learning. This session will present examples of how curriculum with embedded technology can be used to enable teachers to increase student capacity for algebraic thinking.


Steve Rasmussen, Key Curriculum Press, Emeryville, CA
Timothy Pope, Key Curriculum Press, Emeryville, CA

139  10:30 AM154BCollegeExtended (90 min)Assessment Leadership

Mining for Gold with Guided Field Investigations
During field experiences pre-service teachers often fill their daily journals with the minutiae of classroom activities, forgetting that it is the teacher they are observing, not just the students. Using guided investigations will help to focus pre-service teachers on key skills and the nuances that make teaching an art form.


Debbie Gochenaur, Elizabethtown College, Elizabethtown, PA
Mike Long, Shippensburg University, Shippensburg, PA

140  12:15 PMHall BGeneral, (ticket required)Double (120 min)

Tuesday Luncheon, Sponsored by Texas Instruments
Texas Instruments helps educators teach and students succeed in mathematics and science by providing research-based technology for instruction and assessment, curricular materials and professional development—essential components proven to deliver greater student achievement.

141  02:30 PM146ABGeneralRegular (60 min)Leading with Professional Learning

Reasoning and Sense-Making in Mathematics: Issues for Leaders, Teachers, and the Mathematics Community. An Update on NCTM Initiatives and Beyond.
This session will challenge leaders to impact student sense-making and proficiency in mathematics across each leader's areas of responsibility. How can leaders support teachers and the mathematics community to engage students in stimulating, sound mathematical learning? Current initiatives of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics will be discussed.


Henry Kepner, President, National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, Reston, VA

142  02:30 PM143CGeneralRegular (60 min)Leadership Connecting Research and Practice

Implementing Positive Change in Mathematics Through Research-Based Coaching
Mathematics coaches have a challenging and demanding job. This session provides practical advice on effective coaching practices based upon research and personal experience. What educational factors do coaches need to focus their efforts in order to improve classroom instruction?


Ted Hull, Hull Educational Consulting, Pflugerville, TX
Ruth Harbin Miles, NCSM Membership Chair, Consultant, Madison, VA
Don Balka, Saint Mary's College, Notre Dame, IN

143  02:30 PM145AGeneralRegular (60 min)Curriculum Leadership

A Collaborative Discussion with NCSM Past Presidents about Creating a Rational K-12 Mathematics Curriculum
Building from the PRIME Leadership Standard for Curriculum Leadership, this session will blend small group discussion and large group sharing to address strategies for creating a more rational K-12 mathematics curriculum. An experienced group of NCSM Past Presidents will facilitate the discussions and model the process of collaborative discussion.


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

144  02:30 PM145BGeneralRegular (60 min)Leading with Professional Learning

Got Sense? A Professional Learning Journey for Number Sense
This interactive session will discuss a three-year professional development plan to support quality teaching, with a focus on Number Sense. It will also share specific grade level professional development, use of technology, resources, classroom strategies, and funding from the viewpoints of a mathematics coach, mathematics consultant, and principal.


Laurel Marsh, Howard County Public Schools, Columbia, MD
Jonathan Davis, Howard County Public Schools, Columbia, MD
Beth Kobett, Stevenson University, Stevenson, MD

145  02:30 PM151BGeneralRegular (60 min)Leadership Connecting Research and Practice

Mathematics Coaching For Principals: Increasing Leadership Content Knowledge (LCK) for Supervision
How can mathematics specialists help principals develop the Leadership Content Knowledge (LCK) needed for effective teacher supervision? This interactive panel presentation will share findings from a study of nearly 500 K-8 principals to show how administrator coursework combined with district and building-based support can affect principals' LCK.


Loretta Heuer, Education Development Center, Inc., Newton, MA
Kristen Reed, Education Development Center, Inc., Newton, MA
Kathi Klaas, Sun Prairie Area School District, Sun Prairie, WI

146  02:30 PM146CPrimary (PK - 2)Regular (60 min)Leadership Connecting Research and Practice

Report of the National Research Council's Committee on Early Childhood Mathathematics: Learning Paths Toward Excellence and Equity
The National Research Council recently completed a study of early childhood mathematics, synthesizing and analyzing research from a number of disciplinary fields. Authors of the report draw implications for leadership, policy, and practice that will help all children, especially vulnerable children, get a strong start in learning mathematics.


Karen Fuson, Northwestern University, Fallbrook, CA
Herbert Ginsburg, Teachers College Columbia University, New York, NY
Sybilla Beckmann, University of Georgia, Athens, GA
Douglas Clements, University at Buffalo, State University New York, Buffalo, NY

147  02:30 PM143ABIntermediate (3 - 5)Regular (60 min)Leadership Connecting Research and Practice

Research and Best Practices to Help Teachers Motivate Struggling Mathematics Students
Effort counts. Teachers who believe this have a good start with struggling students, but another piece to the puzzle is motivating students to invest effort. What can research and effective teachers tell us about motivating students who struggle with mathematics and who don't believe they can or want to do it?


Janet Pittock, Scholastic, New York, NY

148  02:30 PM151AIntermediate (3 - 5)Regular (60 min)Curriculum Leadership

Teach Less, Learn More - Curriculum Implementation in Singapore Schools
Using selected topics such as area and fractions, the speaker illustrates how the goal to teach less so that students can learn more can be achieved in the implementation of a national curriculum. Teach Less, Learn More is an initiative in Singapore schools across subject areas.


Ban Har Yeap, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, Singapore

149  02:30 PM150AMiddle (6 - 8)Regular (60 min)Leadership Connecting Research and Practice

Key Components of Effective Professional Development for Grade 6-8 Teachers: Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Research-Based, Development of Students' Mathematical Thinking
What constitutes a quality professional development? In this session, we will share our successful experiences in designing and implementing professional development institutes for Grades 6-8 inservice teachers. We will provide a sample of a Department of Education (ED) funded proposal including rationale, scope and sequence, day-by-day syllabus, and activities.


Jenny Tsankova, Roger Williams University, Bristol, RI
Polina Sabinin, Boston University, Boston, MA

150  02:30 PM150BSecondary (9 - 12)Regular (60 min)Assessment Leadership

Achieve Equity in Your Classroom by Developing Effective Descriptive Feedback with Assessments Based on Standards
Experience the process Milwaukee Public Schools' teachers use to collaboratively analyze student work samples using a protocol that identifies key mathematics features, anticipates misconceptions, gives descriptive feedback, and determines next steps. We will discuss assessment research, correlations with student achievement, and connections with the PRIME Leadership Framework Assessment Principle.


Laura Maly, Milwaukee Public Schools, Milwaukee, WI
Henry Kranendonk, Milwaukee Public Schools, Milwaukee, WI

151  02:30 PM147AGeneralRegular (60 min)Teaching and Learning Leadership

America's Choice Sponsor Showcase: Language, Culture, and Motivation in the Mathematics Classroom Leading Up to Algebra. What To Do When Students Aren't Ready for Algebra.
Join a lively, informed discussion about the mathematics, pedagogy, and student motivators that effective readiness courses need to succeed. Learn how targeted support, including interventions that repair engrained misconceptions about math concepts, can help striving students succeed once they enroll in algebra.


Philip Daro, America's Choice, San Francisco, CA

152  02:30 PM147BGeneralRegular (60 min)Technology Leadership

Explore Learning Technology Showcase: Using Online Simulations from ExploreLearning (Gizmos) to Improve Student Achievement in Mathematics
Learn how to use online simulations to put research about effective instructional strategies into practice in classrooms. We will summarize Marzano's research showing that computer-based simulations are powerful instructional aids. We will also demonstrate our online simulations, ExploreLearning Gizmos, which promote inquiry and understanding for students in grades 3-12.


David Shuster, ExploreLearning, Charlottesville, VA

153  02:30 PM149ABGeneralExtended (90 min)Curriculum Leadership

A Balanced Curriculum: The Integration of Basic Skills and Conceptual Understanding
This session will provide supervisors and teachers with strategies to develop and implement curriculum that integrates conceptual understanding and basic skills in mathematics. Participants will be involved in activities that can foster support for such in school mathematics and lead to standards-based reforms that are supported by all stakeholders.


Eric Milou, Rowan University, Glassboro, NJ

154  02:30 PM152AGeneralExtended (90 min)Leadership Connecting Research and Practice

Identifying Teacher Moves that Help Students Learn How to Participate in Mathematical Discussion: A Classroom Case from Grade 3
In this interactive session, participants will examine transcripts of a third grade classroom at two different times of the school year to identify teacher moves designed to help students learn how to engage in mathematical discussions. Participants will also discuss the implications of this work for teacher-leaders.


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

155  02:30 PM152BGeneralExtended (90 min)Leading with Professional Learning

Leading the Learning: A Mathematics Specialist's Journey
One district will share its journey in establishing a job-embedded professional development coaching model, including strategies used in creating a culture of collaboration. Participants will explore the significance of the coach-principal and coach-teacher relationship and gain tools to develop and strengthen these relationships to ultimately achieve the school's mathematics vision.


Debbie Delozier, Stafford County Public Schools, Stafford, VA
JoAnne Baker, Rocky Run Elementary School, Fredericksburg, VA
Melody Sandoval, Rocky Run Elementary School, Fredericksburg, VA
Barabara Giese, Rocky Run Elementary School, Fredericksburg, VA

156  02:30 PM154BGeneralExtended (90 min)Curriculum Leadership

Pennsylvania's Standards-Aligned System in Mathematics
Pennsylvania had created a system of educational components and resources to provide focus and coherence for all mathematics classrooms in the Commonwealth. This session will detail and show examples of these standards-aligned components and the professional development program that supports its implementation. Exemplars of the web tool will be shared.


Jim Bohan, Lancaster-Lebanon Intermediate Unit 13, Lancaster, PA

157  02:30 PM144CIntermediate (3 - 5)Extended (90 min)Equity Leadership

Meeting the Needs of Teachers of English Language Learners (ELL) in the Mathematics Classroom
The Chicago Bilingual Mathematics Laboratory is a professional development program for teachers of ELL students. Learn about how this project integrates mathematics professional development with the arts, ELL strategies, and lesson study to help teachers meet the needs of all students.


Alison Whittington, Chicago Public Schools, Chicago, IL
Ava Belisle-Chatterjee, Columbia College Chicago, Chicago, IL
Barbara Molina, Chicago Public Schools, Chicago, IL

158  02:30 PM140ABMiddle (6 - 8)Extended (90 min)Teaching and Learning Leadership

Providing Responsive Interventions
How do we design professional development that deepens teachers' content knowledge as it provides them with effective intervention strategies for their at-risk students? This session will incorporate the strategies that we use with teachers, how teachers implement these strategies, and results of student and teacher assessments.


Valerie Maxwell, University of Delaware, Newark, DE
Christina Poetzl, University of Delaware, Newark, DE

159  02:30 PM144BMiddle (6 - 8)Extended (90 min)Equity Leadership

Strategies for Making Middle School Mathematics More Accessible to Students with Learning Disabilities
Participants will experience professional development activities that they can use with teachers to address the key question: What are ways to make lessons more accessible to students with disabilities while maintaining the integrity of the mathematics content? They will learn about strategies, view a video, and examine student work.


Amy Brodesky, Education Development Center, Newton, MA

160  02:30 PM154AMiddle (6 - 8)Extended (90 min)Technology Leadership

Developing Teacher Leaders with Online Resources
Illuminations develops leaders by allowing enthusiastic teachers to share their ideas with others and by providing standards-based resources for all teachers to access online. This session will investigate resources created by participants in the 2008 Illuminations Summer Institute and will highlight the Illuminations Game Room, our newest initiative.


Patrick Vennebush, NCTM, Reston, VA

161  02:30 PM144ASecondary (9 - 12)Extended (90 min)Assessment Leadership

Achieve's ADP Algebra I and Algebra II Exams: A Multi-State Effort
A consortium of states is partnering with Achieve and Pearson to create common mathematics exams. The Algebra II Exam was first administered in 2008, while the Algebra I Exam will be first administered in 2009. We will share the exams' format, released items, and tasks created by the Dana Center.


Tracy Halka, Achieve, Inc., Washington, DC
Susan Hudson Hull, University of Texas Dana Center, Austin, TX

162  04:00 PM143CGeneralExtended (90 min)Leading with Professional Learning

Canadian Regional Caucus
Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, New Brunswick, Newfoundland, Northwest Territories, Nova Scotia, Nunavut, Ontario, Prince Edward Island, Quebec, Saskatchewan, Yukon


Donna Karsten, NCSM Canadian Regional Director, Halifax, NS

163  04:00 PM151AGeneralExtended (90 min)Teaching and Learning Leadership

Central Region 1 Caucus
Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio


Steven Viktora, NCSM Regional Director C1, Winnetka, IL

164  04:00 PM147AGeneralExtended (90 min)Leading with Professional Learning

Central Region 2 Caucus
Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wisconsin


Connie Schrock, NCSM Regional Director C2, Emporia, KS

165  04:00 PM145AGeneralExtended (90 min)Leading with Professional Learning

Eastern Region 1 Caucus
Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, Rhode Island, Vermont, Military State AE (Armed Forces Africa, Canada, Europe, and Middle East)


Laurie Boswell, NCSM Regional Director E1, Monroe, NH

166  04:00 PM145BGeneralExtended (90 min)Leading with Professional Learning

Eastern Region 2 Caucus
Delaware, District of Columbia, Maryland, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, West Virginia


Diana Kendrick, NCSM Regional Director E2, Upper Marlboro, MD

167  04:00 PM150AGeneralExtended (90 min)Leading with Professional Learning

Southern Region 1 Caucus
Bermuda, Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, Puerto Rico, South Carolina, Virginia, Virgin Islands, Military State AA (Armed Forces America)


Carol Newman, NCSM Regional Director S1, Fort Lauderdale, FL

168  04:00 PM150BGeneralExtended (90 min)Leading with Professional Learning

Southern Region 2 Caucus
Alabama, Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Texas


Suzanne Mitchell, NCSM Regional Director S2, Jacksonville, AR

169  04:00 PM140ABGeneralExtended (90 min)Leading with Professional Learning

Western Region 1 Caucus
Alaska, Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah, Wyoming


Jim Barta, NCSM Regional Director W1, Salt Lake City, UT

170  04:00 PM151BGeneralExtended (90 min)Leading with Professional Learning

Western Region 2 Caucus
California, American Samoa, Federated States of Micronesia, Guam, Marshall Islands, Northern Mariana Islands, Palau, Hawaii, Oregon, Washington, Military State AP (Armed Forces Pacific)


Sara Munshin, NCSM Regional Director W2, Los Angeles, CA

171  04:00 PM146ABGeneralExtended (90 min)Leading with Professional Learning

International Attendees Caucus
Anyone from outside the United States and Canada


Linda Fulmore, NCSM Second Vice President, Cave Creek, AZ

172  04:00 PM146CGeneralExtended (90 min)Leading with Professional Learning

NCSM Past Presidents Caucus
NCSM Past Presidents


Larry Bradsby, NCSM Past Pressient, 1989-1991, Lakewood, CO, CO

173  05:45 PMHall BGeneral, (ticket required)Special (75 min)

Tuesday Reception, Sponsored by Pearson
Pearson is an international media company with world-wide businesses in education, business information, and consumer publishing. The company helps children and adults to learn, business people to make good decisions, and readers to enjoy a good book.