Session information last updated 7-21-2018, subject to change without notice.

Sponsor Showcase, Monday, April 23
1221  9:30 AM to
10:30 AM
(Grades PK - 2), Intermediate (Grades 3 - 5)
Sponsor ShowcaseEvidence and Experiences from the Field

Improve Fluency with Math Talks and Number Strings
We know timed tests don't teach fluency, but what does? Use number strings to improve student efficiency, accuracy and flexibility with numbers and math talks to improve students' mathmatical language and sharing of ideas. Students will learn counting, additive, and multiplicative strategies including fractions and decimals in order to gain confidence in their mathematics skills. Every student can be a mathematics expert!


Lead Speaker: Brittany Goerig


Handout: NCSM18_1221_Goerig1.pdf
Handout: NCSM18_1221_Goerig2.pdf
Handout: NCSM18_1221_Goerig3.pdf
Handout: NCSM18_1221_Goerig4.pdf
Handout: NCSM18_1221_Goerig5.pdf

1321  11:15 AM to
12:15 PM
(Grades 6 - 8), High(Grades 9-12)
Sponsor ShowcaseEvidence and Experiences from the Field

Coding: An Application of STEM in the Math Classroom
Are you trying to take the first or next step in bringing STEM into your mathematics classrooms? We'll discuss how teams across our state are collaborating to bring the benefits of STEM learning to mathematics classrooms. We share our experiences in building a professional learning program that equips mathematics teachers with the knowledge and skills to engage students in meaningful learning experiences through coding. Leave with real advice and examples of lessons learned to help you get started.


Lead Speaker: Michelle Rinehart
Co-Presenter: Andi Parr


Handout: NCSM18_1321_Rinehart-Parr.pdf

1421  12:30 PM to
1:30 PM
(Grades PK - 2), Intermediate (Grades 3 - 5), High(Grades 9-12)
Sponsor ShowcaseLeading Mathematics into the Future

Promoting a Mathematics Positive Culture
Children are born with a natural curiosity that includes mathematical notions such as quantity, shape, and patterns. Despite this natural interest, 30% of adults would rather clean the bathroom than solve a mathematics problem. This seminar addresses why negative attitudes towards mathematics are prevalent and how K-12 mathematics leaders and educators can create a positive mathematics culture by reigniting student curiosity, developing student grit, and encouraging growth mindsets.


Lead Speaker: Raj Shah


Handout: NCSM18_1421_Shah.pdf

1521  1:45 PM to
2:45 PM
(Grades 6 - 8), High(Grades 9-12), College/University (Undergraduate or Graduate), General
Sponsor ShowcaseLeading Mathematics into the Future

Unifying the Mathematics Education Experience-and Your Technology!
For years, mathematics educators have used various technologies in an attempt to aid visualization and conceptualization, improve student understanding, and increase teaching efficiency. However, as technology has advanced, we find ourselves using several different pieces of hardware and software that don't play very nicely together. Thankfully, Casio has leveraged its 60 years of calculation innovation experience to solve this "technology fragmentation" problem. Come be among the first to experience and try our groundbreaking new platform!


Lead Speaker: Mike Reiners

1621  3:00 PM to
4:00 PM
149ABGeneralSponsor ShowcaseLeading Mathematics into the Future

Six Essential Expectations for Effective Mathematics Instruction
Productive leaders must know what to look for and promote in mathematics instruction. Explore six essential expectations for effective mathematics instruction that emphasize the mathematical practices and the content they support with the purpose of increasing student achievement for all learners. The six expectations are to: teach with coherence, lead with concepts, stay focused, emphasize reasoning, facilitate perseverance, and support practices. Generate a plan for sharing these expectations with teachers.


Lead Speaker: Juli Dixon


Handout: NCSM18_1621_Dixon.pdf

1721  4:15 PM to
5:15 PM
149ABGeneralSponsor ShowcaseLeading Mathematics into the Future

Connecting Big Ideas for Young Mathematicians: When Rigor & Relevance Meet Collaboration
To instill a life-long love for learning and mathematics in students, we must provide them with opportunities to creatively explore mathematical ideas, build conceptual understanding, and solve engaging, relevant problems. This session focuses on fostering deep mathematical thinking through collaborative problem-solving, discourse, engagement in the Standards for Mathematical Practice, and self-assessment. Leave with strategies and activities you can easily implement, along with a clearer picture of how to support students in connecting the big ideas of mathematics.


Lead Speaker: Lauren Stott

Sponsor Showcase, Tuesday, April 24
2121  8:15 AM to
9:15 AM
149ABGeneralSponsor ShowcaseEvidence and Experiences from the Field

The Answer Still Matters … Eventually
Effective teachers engage students in productive struggle as a way to develop mathematical thinking and learn new content. We sometimes say, "It's not the answer that matters, it's the process." But the answer does matter, even as we focus on the struggle. How can we slow down the race to answers and use the journey as a vehicle for learning?


Lead Speaker: Cathy Seeley


Handout: NCSM18_2121_Seeley1.pdf
Handout: NCSM18_2121_Seeley2.pdf

2221  10:00 AM to
11:00 AM
(Grades 6 - 8), High(Grades 9-12)
Sponsor ShowcaseDeveloping Mathematical Knowledge for Teaching

Promoting Productive Struggle in the Math Classroom
NCTM's Principles to Actions states that effective mathematics teaching consistently provides students, individually and collectively, with opportunities and supports to engage in productive struggle when grappling with mathematical ideas and relationships. How might we slow down our instruction to intentionally design opportunities for all learners to notice and question? This session will focus on strategies for using TI technology to promote productive struggle. We will share lessons and strategies for conceptual development of fractions, ratios, and equations.


Lead Speaker: Jill Gough
Co-Presenter: Jennifer Wilson

2321  11:15 AM to
12:15 PM
(Grades PK - 2), Intermediate (Grades 3 - 5)
Sponsor ShowcaseDeveloping Mathematical Knowledge for Teaching

Increase Teacher Efficacy with Daily Professional Development
Focus on increasing student achievement in Mathematics by providing daily professional development for teachers. Sound impossible? Not with Laurie's Notes! We will explore a new program that includes point-of-use professional development for teachers, so they can be as effective as possible in the classroom. You will leave with a variety of tasks, explorations, and ideas based on current research to share with the teachers in your school or use for model lessons.


Lead Speaker: Mary Drayer

2521  2:15 PM to
3:15 PM
(Grades 6 - 8)
Sponsor ShowcaseLeading Mathematics into the Future

LZ Illustrative Mathematics Curriculum (Grades 6-8)
Come experience the new LearnZillion Illustrative Mathematics 6-8 Mathematics Curriculum! LearnZillion has further enhanced the high-quality Illustrative Mathematics 6-8 curriculum to include: teacher-friendly, classroom ready lessons plans that are both in digital and in print; digital assessments and reporting; seamless integration with LMSs; and customization tools to shape the curriculum to reflect your district priorities. Come join this hands-on session to learn more!


Lead Speaker: William McCallum
Co-Presenter: Posie Wood
Co-Presenter: Colette Chambers

Sponsor Showcase, Wednesday, April 25
3121  8:45 AM to
9:45 AM
(Grades PK - 2), Intermediate (Grades 3 - 5), Middle (Grades 6 - 8)
Sponsor ShowcaseLeading Mathematics into the Future

Effective and Practical Strategies to Implement Universal Mathematics Intervention in the Core Classroom
Engage with effective and practical strategies to implement universal mathematics intervention in the classroom to address diverse needs and make instruction accessible. This session will focus on the use of flexible resources and adaptive software to deliver precise, differentiated mathematics instruction, empowering teachers to address gaps in their classroom that cause barriers to on-level learning.


Lead Speaker: Janet Pittock


Handout: NCSM18_3121_Pittock.pdf

3221  10:00 AM to
11:00 AM
149ABGeneralSponsor ShowcaseDeveloping Mathematical Knowledge for Teaching

Escape Room Adventure!
This is not your normal workshop session environment. Put your problem-solving and teamwork skills to the test to unlock the clues and solve the mystery to escape! Strategies and cooperation are critical to success in this challenge. Experience problem-solving and mathematical modeling activities that can be used in the classroom in this lively and challenging Escape Room context!


Lead Speaker: Kurt Whited
Co-Presenter: Deb McGinley

3321  11:15 AM to
12:15 PM
(Grades PK - 2), Intermediate (Grades 3 - 5)
Sponsor ShowcaseLeading Mathematics into the Future

The Future of Elementary Mathematics Education
We want to hear from you! "Leading Mathematics into the Future: Inspiring Monumental Change" is the theme of this year's conference. The landscape of mathematics instruction is continually evolving. As the national leaders of mathematics in education, what does the future of mathematics look like for your district and the nation? Come discuss with your peers about what leading mathematics into the future looks like-the challenges, successes, myths, and realities.


Lead Speaker: McGraw-Hill Education School Group

3521  2:15 PM to
3:15 PM
(Grades PK - 2), Intermediate (Grades 3 - 5)
Sponsor ShowcaseEvidence and Experiences from the Field

Focus Instruction Using Rich Tasks to Teach, Engage, and Develop Mathematical Thinking
How can we help teachers to engage students from the very beginning of a lesson? Let's look at some examples of rich tasks and how to implement them so that students are learning important mathematics and becoming better problem solvers. What does this look like in the classroom? How can a mathematics program support this work?


Lead Speaker: Linda Gojak

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