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

 
Strand 2 Sessions, Monday, April 23
 
Strand 2: Cultivating a Mathematics Coaching Practice


1215  9:30 AM to
10:30 AM
146CGeneralRegular Presentation (60 minutes)Cultivating a Mathematics Coaching Practice

NCSM Coaching Kickoff 2018
The NCSM Coaching Committee is excited to share their new resource, NCSM: Coaching Themes and Imperatives. This resource chronicles the essential elements for a successful coaching program as well as the important characteristics of effective coaching. Come join us and network with other coaches as we explore how this resource can be pivotal in supporting and developing excellent programs and coaches.

 

Lead Speaker: Nanci Smith
Co-Presenter: Denise Brady
Co-Presenter: Sara Frisbie
Co-Presenter: Jason Gauthier
Co-Presenter: Donna Karsten

1236  9:30 AM to
10:30 AM
144CGeneralRegular Presentation (60 minutes)Cultivating a Mathematics Coaching Practice

Coaching for Rigor: Essential Elements
Effective mathematics instruction calls for rigor. How do we coach teachers to make it happen? What are the classroom dimensions that matter for learning? We will examine successful models for coaching from Silicon Valley Math Initiative and TRU Math, that support teachers to behave their way into shifting practices. Coaching instruments shared also provide guidance for professional learning community conversations.

 

Lead Speaker: Mardi Gale

 

Handout: NCSM18_1236_Gale.doc
Handout: NCSM18_1236_Gale.pdf

1234  9:30 AM to
10:30 AM
144AIntermediate
(Grades 3 - 5), Middle (Grades 6 - 8)
Regular Presentation (60 minutes)Cultivating a Mathematics Coaching Practice

Coaching for Mathematical Mindset and Standards-Based Instruction
Sometimes educators feel a tension between the need to develop a mathematical mindset culture and ensuring all learners meet grade level expectations. In this session, participants will hear from coaches in Tulare City Schools who developed and implemented coaching cycles to support teachers simultaneously on shifting students' mathematical mindsets while ensuring that all students receive standards-based instruction. We will also examine the impact of this two-pronged approach on student learning.

 

Lead Speaker: Marni Greenstein
Co-Presenter: Aubree Short
Co-Presenter: Kim Schoenau

 

Handout: NCSM18_1234_Greenstein.pdf

1313  11:15 AM to
12:15 PM
146AGeneralRegular Presentation (60 minutes)Cultivating a Mathematics Coaching Practice

Coaching That Connects Teaching Practices to Developing Students' Mathematical Proficiency
We will explore how coaches can empower teachers and how teachers can empower students by making explicit connections between the NCTM Principles to Actions' Teaching Practices and students' mathematical proficiency. We will share a framework and tools designed to support coaches as they help teachers shift toward more effective teaching practices, and support teachers as they monitor the extent that such teaching practices impact students' opportunities to engage in and develop mathematical practices.

 

Lead Speaker: Jennifer Bay-Williams
Co-Presenter: Maggie McGatha

1315  11:15 AM to
12:15 PM
146CGeneralRegular Presentation (60 minutes)Cultivating a Mathematics Coaching Practice

Using Video to Support the Improvement of Teaching Practice
Video records of teaching from a variety of settings are broadly used in teacher development. This session focuses on learning goals for teachers which can be supported through the use of video and the selection of video-based tasks in light of those goals. We will offer specific tools for coaches to use when selecting a video-based task. Participants will engage in examining and designing video activities utilizing resources presented in the session.

 

Lead Speaker: Meghan Shaughnessy
Co-Presenter: Nicole Garcia
Co-Presenter: Deborah Ball

 

Handout: NCSM18_1315_Shaughnessy.pdf

1326  11:15 AM to
12:15 PM
152APreschool/Primary
(Grades PK - 2), Intermediate (Grades 3 - 5)
Regular Presentation (60 minutes)Cultivating a Mathematics Coaching Practice

Orchestrating Productive Discourse in the Classroom
Facilitating productive student-to-student conversations about mathematics is a difficult task. In this session we will observe and discuss strategies around engaging all students in a rich dialogue that moves beyond showing and telling of student strategies to helping students make mathematical connections. We will examine two classroom videos, compare and contrast the coach's intentional moves, and discuss how we have used this format to push both administrators' and teachers' understanding around student discourse.

 

Lead Speaker: Melissa Canham
Co-Presenter: Glenda Martinez
Co-Presenter: Julie Yearsley

1403  12:30 PM to
1:15 PM
Hall AGeneralHot TopicCultivating a Mathematics Coaching Practice

Hot Topic: Understanding the Resistant Teacher - Why Change is Harder for Some People and How We Can Support Them
In this interactive session, we will explore the conditions that lead to resistance and how coaches, administrators, and/or teacher leaders can support teachers throughout the change process.

 

Lead Speaker: Mike Flynn

1432  12:30 PM to
1:30 PM
143BGeneralRegular Presentation (60 minutes)Cultivating a Mathematics Coaching Practice

Coaching Heavy Through the Debrief Process
The heart of coaching, for both teachers and coaches, lies in the debrief conversations that occur at the end of the coaching cycle. In order to make a difference, the conversation needs to go beyond the surface and create a process where each adult is held responsible for student success. We will explore a process that we have adopted in order to build capacity for coaching allowing us to become agents of change with teachers.

 

Lead Speaker: Annette Zook
Co-Presenter: Allyson Fox

 

Handout: NCSM18_1432_Zook.pdf

1402  12:30 PM to
1:30 PM
Salon IGeneralSpotlight SpeakerCultivating a Mathematics Coaching Practice

Content Coaching: It Transforms Instruction
Transformation means big change-think caterpillar to butterfly. Coaches challenge and support teachers to take a learning stance and cultivate a growth mindset. Content coaching transforms teaching in ways that dramatically increase teacher content and pedagogical knowledge. Content coaches encourage teachers to think more deeply about the mathematics they teach and the individual students in their care. Together content coaches and teachers dive deeper to become more courageous, nuanced, innovative, and influential educators-come find out how.

 

Lead Speaker: Lucy West
Co-Presenter: Antonia Cameron

1414  12:30 PM to
1:30 PM
146BMiddle
(Grades 6 - 8), High(Grades 9-12)
Regular Presentation (60 minutes)Cultivating a Mathematics Coaching Practice

Six Strategies to Help Teachers Make Connections that Support Learning
Learning is composed of connecting new ideas to old, different strategies for the same task, multiple representations, and one mathematical domain to another, connections necessary to retain and use knowledge. Participants will consider how to help teachers design classroom opportunities using tasks and facilitating discussions, often involving interactive dynamic technology, to support students in making connections and organizing their learning for understanding.

 

Lead Speaker: Gail Burrill

1427  12:30 PM to
1:30 PM
152BPreschool/Primary
(Grades PK - 2), Intermediate (Grades 3 - 5), Middle (Grades 6 - 8), High(Grades 9-12)
Regular Presentation (60 minutes)Cultivating a Mathematics Coaching Practice

Coaching in the Moment: Moving Beyond Observation and Debrief
Coaching in the Moment enables coaches to move beyond observation and feedback, to side-by-side coaching with teachers. We will guide participants through this differentiated approach of immediate, actionable feedback, and share our experience, research, and results. Participants will analyze video clips, engage in group conversations, and examine documents, such as coaching templates, to see how coaching in the moment can be put into practice to improve instruction and student learning.

 

Lead Speaker: Donna Sorila
Co-Presenter: Melissa Eastwood
Co-Presenter: Sonja Kuokkanen
Co-Presenter: Nataliya Paquette

1514  1:45 PM to
2:45 PM
146BGeneralRegular Presentation (60 minutes)Cultivating a Mathematics Coaching Practice

Principles for Designing Powerful, Engaging, and Effective Professional Learning Experiences
Instructional leaders, administrators, and coaches need effective strategies to engage pre-service and in-service participants in mathematical thinking, reasoning, and reflecting. This session will provide leaders in mathematics education with effective and engaging strategies that can be applied to a variety of mathematics topics to enrich and energize professional development experiences for long-term impact.

 

Lead Speaker: Delise Andrews
Co-Presenter: Beth Kobett

 

Handout: NCSM18_1514_Andrews_Kobett.pdf

1535  1:45 PM to
2:45 PM
144BGeneralRegular Presentation (60 minutes)Cultivating a Mathematics Coaching Practice

Stop, Look, and Listen: Strengthening Coaching Partnerships and Supporting Students' Mathematical Discourse Through Empathic Listening
In today's polarized society, finding common ground can pose a challenge for holding connecting conversations. The role of empathic listening, introduced by Jim Knight, has been shown to strengthen coaching partnerships and support students' mathematical discourse. In this session, participants will engage in strategies for empathic listening and consider ways in which these strategies can be applied to building trust-based coaching partnerships. These partnerships are the foundation for fostering deeper student understandings of mathematical concepts.

 

Lead Speaker: Monica Kendall
Co-Presenter: Lori Ramsey

 

Handout: NCSM18_1535_Kendall.pptx

1531  1:45 PM to
2:45 PM
143AMiddle
(Grades 6 - 8), High(Grades 9-12), General
Regular Presentation (60 minutes)Cultivating a Mathematics Coaching Practice

Engaged in Coaching: Come Take Part in a Coaching Cycle!
We will engage in a coaching cycle. You will have the opportunity to observe, reflect on, and contribute to a coaching cycle. An award-winning practicing classroom teacher will engage with an instructional coach in effort to gain insight into his teaching practices. You will carefully consider the role of the instructional coach and view the classroom of the teacher. Throughout the coaching cycle you will reflect on the work and generate growth-promoting questions.

 

Lead Speaker: Travis Lemon
Co-Presenter: Barbara Kuehl

 

Handout: NCSM18_1531_Lemon.pdf

1513  1:45 PM to
2:45 PM
146APreschool/Primary
(Grades PK - 2), Intermediate (Grades 3 - 5), Middle (Grades 6 - 8), High(Grades 9-12)
Regular Presentation (60 minutes)Cultivating a Mathematics Coaching Practice

Alternative Professional Development Structures for Teachers (Summer Math Institute)
See how two districts have utilized alternative professional learning structures to meet the needs of teachers through a dynamic Summer Math Institute that has proven to drive teacher buy-in. Teachers walk away from these Summer Math Institutes feeling ownership of the collective district vision for mathematics and are set up for success to improve outcomes for all students.

 

Lead Speaker: Emma Druitt
Co-Presenter: Mikila Fetzer

1533  1:45 PM to
2:45 PM
143CPreschool/Primary
(Grades PK - 2), Intermediate (Grades 3 - 5)
Regular Presentation (60 minutes)Cultivating a Mathematics Coaching Practice

Building Teacher Capacity to Support Productive Struggle Through Questioning and Discourse
Facilitating mathematical discourse and employing purposeful questioning are powerful pedagogical strategies for supporting productive struggle in the mathematics classroom, but they are challenging to implement well. In this session, participants will examine the connections between discourse, questioning, and productive struggle and explore tools and moves coaches can use to support teachers in developing these important instructional skills.

 

Lead Speaker: Sarah Burns
Co-Presenter: Debbie Leslie
Co-Presenter: Andy Isaacs
Co-Presenter: Ellen Dairyko

 

Handout: NCSM18_1533_Burns.pdf

1534  1:45 PM to
2:45 PM
144APreschool/Primary
(Grades PK - 2), Intermediate (Grades 3 - 5), Middle (Grades 6 - 8)
Regular Presentation (60 minutes)Cultivating a Mathematics Coaching Practice

Positive and Productive Coaching Mindsets
Engage in interactive coaching routines that support all teachers to think about learning in a way that is valued and productive. With techniques such as doing mathematics together, rehearsing interviews, and developing a coaching plan, participants will reflect on how coaching becomes positive and productive with purposeful routines and thoughtful design. This session will provide you with strategies designed to develop your confidence to work with any teacher while keeping the collaboration positive and productive.

 

Lead Speaker: Theresa Wills
Co-Presenter: Molly Rawding

1623  3:00 PM to
4:00 PM
150BGeneralRegular Presentation (60 minutes)Cultivating a Mathematics Coaching Practice

Listening: A Piece of the Coaching Puzzle
Listening is one of those coaching practices often forgotten. In this session, participants will engage in tasks designed to open the door to listening for understanding. The tasks are designed to identify what it means to listen and highlight those key points of listening for the purpose of shifting teacher practice.

 

Lead Speaker: Genni Steele
Co-Presenter: Michael Gould

1602  3:00 PM to
4:00 PM
Salon IGeneralSpotlight SpeakerCultivating a Mathematics Coaching Practice

The Creation and Development of Mathematical Mindset Coaching Tools: A Partnership Between Youcubed at Stanford University and Tulare County
What does a classroom look like that cultivates a mathematical mindset? This presentation will highlight a research-practice partnership aimed at studying the impact of a mathematical mindset professional development. Working together, the team has created coaching tools to be used both in conversation and observation. Preliminary findings of how the professional development has changed teacher practice will be shared. This session will give coaches a hands-on experience with research-based coaching tools.

 

Lead Speaker: Jo Boaler
Co-Presenter: Shelah Feldstein
Co-Presenter: Robin Anderson

1612  3:00 PM to
4:00 PM
145BPreschool/Primary
(Grades PK - 2), Intermediate (Grades 3 - 5)
Regular Presentation (60 minutes)Cultivating a Mathematics Coaching Practice

Strategies to Create Math Talk Communities
The exploration of resources and strategies for successful coaching practices to guide young learners to express their mathematical thinking that reflects the CCSSM. Participants will examine strategies such as PEER, Wh-prompts, CROWD, and number talks to engage young children in purposeful discussions to learn mathematics in a welcoming environment. Essential math talk resources for coaches will be examined that guides teachers to orchestrate instruction for discourse, math talk, or intentional talk.

 

Lead Speaker: Lynn Columba

 

Handout: NCSM18_1612_Columba1.pdf
Handout: NCSM18_1612_Columba2.pdf

1701  4:15 PM to
5:15 PM
Salon G/HGeneralMajor PresentationCultivating a Mathematics Coaching Practice

Supporting and Inspiring Mathematics Specialists, Leaders, and Coaches
This session will feature a panel of experts-from your professional organizations and other groups-involved in supporting Elementary Mathematics Specialists. You will learn about valuable resources and structures to support and inspire you in your work whether you are a mathematics specialist, teacher leader, and/or coach.

 

Lead Speaker: Nicole Rigelman
Co-Presenter: Maggie McGatha
Co-Presenter: Francis (Skip) Fennell
Co-Presenter: Robert Kaplinsky
Co-Presenter: Aimee Ellington
Co-Presenter: Fran Arbaugh
Co-Presenter: Valerie L. Mills
Co-Presenter: Diane Briars

1717  4:15 PM to
5:15 PM
147BGeneralRegular Presentation (60 minutes)Cultivating a Mathematics Coaching Practice

Exploring Problems of Practice Through Role Play
How can elementary mathematics specialists navigate through challenges frequently associated with their practice? In this session, participants will engage in role playing scenarios that we have used with mathematics coaches to help them prepare for their work. We will discuss responses to situations and the short and long term implications of the decisions made in each scenario. We will also share findings about the impact of this work from coaches with whom we have worked.

 

Lead Speaker: Shannon Larsen
Co-Presenter: Cheryl Tobey

1733  4:15 PM to
5:15 PM
143CGeneralRegular Presentation (60 minutes)Cultivating a Mathematics Coaching Practice

The Conversation IS the Relationship: Coaching with Positive Presupposition and Positive Intent
How do you shift thinking and build teacher capacity when you only have a few minutes to converse? Our listening and our intentional mindset in presuming positive intent are key skills in successful coaching conversations. This interactive session will introduce presuming positive intent as a mindset and language skill with attributes and strategies to see others as capable in all conversations. See how this skill is a natural fit to the mathematics coach's identity.

 

Lead Speaker: Kim Romain

 

Handout: NCSM18_1733_Romain.docx

1722  4:15 PM to
5:15 PM
150APreschool/Primary
(Grades PK - 2), Intermediate (Grades 3 - 5)
Regular Presentation (60 minutes)Cultivating a Mathematics Coaching Practice

Number Talks as Professional Development
We've all heard of using number talks to improve the number sense of our students. Number talks are also an excellent way to build the computational fluency of our teachers, which in turn increases the likelihood of those teachers using visual representations with their students. Come learn how to use number talks as a safe, low-risk way to discuss mathematics and instructional strategies with your teachers.

 

Lead Speaker: Duane Habecker

 

Handout: NCSM18_1722_Habecker.pdf

1734  4:15 PM to
5:15 PM
144APreschool/Primary
(Grades PK - 2), Intermediate (Grades 3 - 5), Middle (Grades 6 - 8)
Regular Presentation (60 minutes)Cultivating a Mathematics Coaching Practice

Side-by-Side Coaching: How to Grow Teaching, During Teaching
Coaching is often relegated to before or after teaching, but teachers' greatest professional learning opportunities occur with children as they teach. In this session, we'll explore how coaches and teachers can work side-by-side during teaching to grow instruction. We'll examine data from a recent research study which found side-by-side coaching can support teachers in learning to respond to student needs in the moment and we'll look at transcript examples of coaching in action.

 

Lead Speaker: Jen Munson

 
Strand 2 Sessions, Tuesday, April 24
 
Strand 2: Cultivating a Mathematics Coaching Practice


2103  8:15 AM to
9:00 AM
Hall AGeneralHot TopicCultivating a Mathematics Coaching Practice

Hot Topic: Leading with Lesson Study to Inspire Change in Mathematics Instruction and Improve Student Learning
In this interactive session, we will examine connections between high leverage coaching practices and the use of lesson study as a vehicle to support teachers' learning, influence instructional practice, and deepen student learning.

 

Lead Speaker: Nicole Rigelman
Co-Presenter: Maggie McGatha

2124  8:15 AM to
9:15 AM
151AGeneralRegular Presentation (60 minutes)Cultivating a Mathematics Coaching Practice

Coaching Through Feedback: Examining Evidence to Move Practice Forward
Evidence-based feedback holds the greatest potential for moving practice forward. Evidence-based feedback enables the teacher and coach to compare the current state of practice with the desired state of practice, making it possible for a teacher to set instructional goals. Navigating these conversations, however is not always easy. In this session, we will analyze two coach-teacher conversations and name features of feedback, as well as effective coach moves used to support teacher learning.

 

Lead Speaker: Victoria Bill
Co-Presenter: Laurie Speranzo

2127  8:15 AM to
9:15 AM
152BGeneralRegular Presentation (60 minutes)Cultivating a Mathematics Coaching Practice

Learn How to Develop Teacher Content Knowledge and Practice Through Instructional Routines
Instructional routines are indispensable coaching tools. Their repeatable nature makes them the perfect vehicle for developing teacher practice. Their predictable design invites collaborative learning and a focus on the complexities of teaching rather than lesson logistics. Learn how to coach through routines so that teacher, coach, and colleagues can immediately begin working on the crux of a lesson-the mathematics, how students make sense of it, and how the teacher supports that sense making.

 

Lead Speaker: Grace Kelemanik
Co-Presenter: Amy Lucenta

 

Handout: NCSM18_2127_Kelemanik.pdf

2134  8:15 AM to
9:15 AM
144AGeneralRegular Presentation (60 minutes)Cultivating a Mathematics Coaching Practice

The Coach from Within: A Journey from Teacher to Coach
Effective mathematics coaching requires deep content and pedagogical understanding. It also requires compassion, empathy, a deep understanding of what it means to "be in the trenches," meeting teachers where they are, and stepping up with them to the next level. Five coaches from four rural school districts in two states share their seven-year journey from classroom teacher to teacher leader to mathematics instructional coach through intense research-based professional development in content, practices, and leadership.

 

Lead Speaker: Kathy Prummer
Co-Presenter: Kimberly Bunch
Co-Presenter: Anna Hertzberg
Co-Presenter: Peggy Loutzenhiser
Co-Presenter: Leigh Wilson

2115  8:15 AM to
9:15 AM
146CPreschool/Primary
(Grades PK - 2), Intermediate (Grades 3 - 5), Middle (Grades 6 - 8), High(Grades 9-12)
Regular Presentation (60 minutes)Cultivating a Mathematics Coaching Practice

Mathematics Coaches: Informing Planning and Instruction by Focusing on Everyday, In-the-Moment Formative Assessment
This presentation will engage all participants, particularly mathematics coaches, in considering how everyday use of The Formative 5, in-the-moment classroom-based assessment techniques (observations, interviews, Show Me, hinge questions, exit tasks) directly influence teacher planning and instruction. Participants will view video depicting classroom use of The Formative 5 and discuss coaching practices emphasizing the importance of connections between planning, instruction, and assessment as well as considerations related to providing feedback to the formative assessment techniques presented.

 

Lead Speaker: Francis (Skip) Fennell
Co-Presenter: Beth Kobett
Co-Presenter: Jon Wray

2136  8:15 AM to
9:15 AM
144CPreschool/Primary
(Grades PK - 2)
Regular Presentation (60 minutes)Cultivating a Mathematics Coaching Practice

Learning to Listen: Supporting Early Childhood Teachers to Elicit and Interpret the Thinking of Young Children
Learning about the thinking of children is essential to the enterprise of teaching, but it is often particularly challenging to carry out with our youngest learners. We will share a set of practice-based activities which can be used to enhance the eliciting and interpreting skills of early childhood teachers. Participants will engage in the activities with a focus on how to use them with teachers. These activities will specifically address the needs of English Learners.

 

Lead Speaker: Nicole Cirino
Co-Presenter: Meghan Shaughnessy
Co-Presenter: Karen Reinhardt

 

Handout: NCSM18_2136_Cirino1.pdf
Handout: NCSM18_2136_Cirino2.pdf

2212  10:00 AM to
11:00 AM
145BGeneralRegular Presentation (60 minutes)Cultivating a Mathematics Coaching Practice

Focusing the Work of Coaching: Promising Practices That Leverage What Matters Most in Mathematics Teaching and Learning
Are you working too hard as a coach for too few results? Impactful coaching does not happen by chance, it happens by design. Learn how our team built a detailed coaching framework designed to empower coaches to identify and leverage the instructional strategies that matter most for teaching and learning, especially for diverse populations. Explore our framework, protocols, and tools, critique them alongside your own process, and identify potential enhancements to your current coaching practice.

 

Lead Speaker: Danielle Seabold
Co-Presenter: Diane Owen-Rogers

2234  10:00 AM to
11:00 AM
144AGeneralRegular Presentation (60 minutes)Cultivating a Mathematics Coaching Practice

Coaching Partnerships to Promote Mathematics Identity
The concept of mathematics identity is essential in framing the knowledge, skills, habits, attitudes, beliefs, and relationships needed to develop successful mathematics learners. How can coaches empower teachers to shape students' mathematical identities? We will share resources we have used to promote reflective dialogue aimed at improving student engagement and learning.

 

Lead Speaker: Margaret Pligge

 

Handout: NCSM18_2234_Pligge.pdf

2231  10:00 AM to
11:00 AM
143AMiddle
(Grades 6 - 8), High(Grades 9-12)
Regular Presentation (60 minutes)Cultivating a Mathematics Coaching Practice

Feedback: How Does Targeted, Tangible, and Timely Feedback Improve the Dialogue Between Mathematics Coaches and Teachers to Make Learning Visible for Diverse Learners?
Instructional coaches spend a great deal of time observing classrooms and translating those observations into student growth can be challenging. The session will provide an overview of high-impact strategies utilized by mathematics coaches and teachers that systematically address student achievement. Participants will practice incorporating the strategies learned in this session with the goal to provide targeted feedback in order to grow mathematics teachers from novice to proficient to master.

 

Lead Speaker: Yvonne Mendolia
Co-Presenter: Brenda Green

 

Handout: NCSM18_2231_Mendolia.docx

2217  10:00 AM to
11:00 AM
147BIntermediate
(Grades 3 - 5)
Regular Presentation (60 minutes)Cultivating a Mathematics Coaching Practice

Social Studying: Adding Discourse, Engagement and Accountability to Instruction
Coaches, have you ever observed a lesson with the teacher calling on one student at a time while the class becomes increasingly disengaged? Today, you'll explore how to transform traditional, teacher-directed lessons into student-centered, discourse-rich experiences. Social studying, a research-based paradigm that focuses on student discourse and shared experiences, holds all students accountable to their greatest potential. Learn how you can be the change agent for much improved mathematics instruction.

 

Lead Speaker: Robyn Silbey

2315  11:15 AM to
12:15 PM
146CGeneralRegular Presentation (60 minutes)Cultivating a Mathematics Coaching Practice

Transformative Mathematics Professional Learning: How Appreciative Inquiry(AI) and Strength-Based Methods Promote Positive Teacher Change
How does the way in which we coach and lead impact change in classrooms and schools? Participants will engage in and learn how to use a professional learning structure that applies a combination of mathematics pedagogy and content, teachers' mathematics teaching successes, and a perfectly positioned inquiry question to motivate teachers to design impactful instruction and make transformative changes that stick.

 

Lead Speaker: Beth Kobett

 

Handout: NCSM18_2315_Kobett.pdf
Handout: NCSM18_2315_Kobett.pptx

2323  11:15 AM to
12:15 PM
150BGeneralRegular Presentation (60 minutes)Cultivating a Mathematics Coaching Practice

Orienting Students to the Thinking of Others: What Do First-Year Teachers Do and How Can We Support All Teachers' Practice?
Classroom discussions can support student learning of complex mathematics, but leading discussions is challenging for teachers. We will focus on the often overlooked but crucial work of orienting students to the thinking of others during discussions through (a) examining records of first-year teachers' practice and (b) considering ways to support classroom teachers to more productively orient students to the thinking of others.

 

Lead Speaker: Nicole Garcia
Co-Presenter: Heather Beasley
Co-Presenter: Melissa Kemmerle
Co-Presenter: Karen Reinhardt

 

Handout: NCSM18_2323_Garcia.pdf

2327  11:15 AM to
12:15 PM
152BGeneralRegular Presentation (60 minutes)Cultivating a Mathematics Coaching Practice

Learning from Student Voice in Mathematics Classrooms: When Research Becomes Practice
The session describes learning from a pilot study of 10 mathematics classrooms in a large, urban school district. The study involved iterative cycles of inquiry and data collection, including observations, student and observer surveys, and student work samples graded against NWREL's Scoring Guide. We share learning and invite discussion about the value of classroom observations and triangulated data collection to support leader development and define teacher professional development needs around students communicating mathematical reasoning.

 

Lead Speaker: Mikila Fetzer
Co-Presenter: Liberty Van Natten
Co-Presenter: Sara Goytia
Co-Presenter: Suzie Craig
Co-Presenter: Dona Meinders
Co-Presenter: Rebecca Perry

2334  11:15 AM to
12:15 PM
144AGeneralRegular Presentation (60 minutes)Cultivating a Mathematics Coaching Practice

Developing Effective and Inspiring Coaches of Mathematics
This session will provide mathematics leaders with the vision, the work, and the tools to develop effective coaches of mathematics. Through exploring a student-centered understanding of mathematical proficiency and by clarifying the role of the instructional coach, participants will learn effective coaching methods that empower mathematics teachers and maximize student learning by developing teachers' instructional behaviors, guiding beliefs, and ways of being.

 

Lead Speaker: Thomas Stricklin
Co-Presenter: Sharon Rendon

 

Handout: NCSM18_2334_Stricklin1.pdf
Handout: NCSM18_2334_Stricklin2.pdf
Handout: NCSM18_2334_Stricklin3.pptx

2335  11:15 AM to
12:15 PM
144BMiddle
(Grades 6 - 8), College/University (Undergraduate or Graduate), General
Regular Presentation (60 minutes)Cultivating a Mathematics Coaching Practice

A Framework for Examining Coaching Practices
How do coaches make in-the-moment decisions about which coaching practices will be most successful? In this session, we will examine a framework for classifying coaching practices, engage in using the framework, and discuss data from a one-year study of two middle school mathematics coaches. Various implications for connecting the framework to current practices will be considered.

 

Lead Speaker: Leigh Martin

2525  2:15 PM to
3:15 PM
151BGeneralRegular Presentation (60 minutes)Cultivating a Mathematics Coaching Practice

MQI Coaching: Supporting Coaches in Supporting Teachers
This session tells the story of how an instrument designed for research, the Mathematical Quality of Instruction rubric (MQI), has become a valuable tool for use by teachers and coaches in the improvement of instruction. The session will be interactive, allowing participants a chance to practice components of a coaching conversation. The Harvard team will also share research findings from a randomized trial of the intervention.

 

Lead Speaker: Claire Gogolen
Co-Presenter: Samantha R. Booth
Co-Presenter: Heather Hill

 

Handout: NCSM18_2525_Gogolen.pdf

2536  2:15 PM to
3:15 PM
144CIntermediate
(Grades 3 - 5), Middle (Grades 6 - 8)
Regular Presentation (60 minutes)Cultivating a Mathematics Coaching Practice

Coaching for Depth: Ways of Thinking That Lead to Ways of Doing
As coaches, we offer teachers ideas to improve teaching and learning in their classrooms. These ideas take the form of mathematical tools, representations, or activities that elicit student thinking and engage students in productive discourse. However, are we coaching in ways that develop teachers' mathematical knowledge? Come explore a coaching model that dives into the complex ways of thinking that lead to ways of doing mathematics through the use of activities from Illustrative Mathematics curriculum.

 

Lead Speaker: Kristin Gray
Co-Presenter: Jody Guarino
Co-Presenter: Vanessa Cerrahoglu

2531  2:15 PM to
3:15 PM
143APreschool/Primary
(Grades PK - 2)
Regular Presentation (60 minutes)Cultivating a Mathematics Coaching Practice

Help Me Out, Coach! Collaboration for Student Success
Participants will look inside K-2 classrooms to see the impact that side-by-side coaching and collaboration has on the development of number sense and mathematical reasoning. Mathematics talks, selection of mathematical tasks, lesson debriefs, analyzing student work to plan next steps, and collaboration will be highlighted through video clips and student work samples.

 

Lead Speaker: Loria Allen
Co-Presenter: Denise Porch

2517  2:15 PM to
3:15 PM
147BPreschool/Primary
(Grades PK - 2), Intermediate (Grades 3 - 5)
Regular Presentation (60 minutes)Cultivating a Mathematics Coaching Practice

Coaching with an Eye on Teaching:  Essential Coaching Practices that Lead to Effective Teaching Practices
NCTM's Principles to Action identifies eight effective mathematics teaching practices that allow for mathematical success for all students. But what are the "coaching practices" that help teachers develop those teaching practices? Participants will look at how to develop and implement a vision for mathematical learning, how to develop teachers' content and pedagogical knowledge, and how to use active listening and questioning techniques-all with the aim of helping teachers be their own instructional change agents.

 

Lead Speaker: Sorsha Mulroe
Co-Presenter: Claudia Eckstrom
Co-Presenter: Dennis McDonald

 

Handout: NCSM18_2517_Mulroe.pdf

 
Strand 2 Sessions, Wednesday, April 25
 
Strand 2: Cultivating a Mathematics Coaching Practice


3101  8:45 AM to
9:45 AM
Salon G/HGeneralMajor PresentationCultivating a Mathematics Coaching Practice

Understanding the Resistant Teacher: Changing Our Narrative to Foster Stronger Relationships
Can you recall a time when you worked with a group of teachers and one or more seemed resistant to the ideas you were sharing? Encountering teachers that are resistant to change is a common challenge for many teacher leaders and it is easy to slip into an "us vs. them" frame of mind when working with them. However, when we take time to identify and understand the root of the resistance, we are in a better position to move teachers forward and support their needs. In this session, we will explore the categories of resistance, the complexities of the change process, and specific strategies to support all adult learners.

 

Lead Speaker: Mike Flynn

 

Handout: NCSM18_3101_Flynn1.pdf
Handout: NCSM18_3101_Flynn2.pdf
Handout: NCSM18_3101_Flynn3.pdf

3133  8:45 AM to
9:45 AM
143CGeneralRegular Presentation (60 minutes)Cultivating a Mathematics Coaching Practice

Purposeful Pairings: Using Effective Coaching to Inspire Any Palate
Change, though noble, requires taking risks, collaboration, follow-through and time. It is the role of a coach to critically diagnose a teacher's need and purposefully pair this with the most effective coaching moves. In this session, participants will propel their coaching practice forward by engaging in elaborate rehearsal along a coaching continuum using research-informed techniques.

 

Lead Speaker: Chryste Berda
Co-Presenter: Katie Basham
Co-Presenter: Wendy Kubasko

 

Handout: NCSM18_3133_Basham-1.pdf
Handout: NCSM18_3133_Basham-2.pdf
Handout: NCSM18_3133_Basham-3.pdf

3136  8:45 AM to
9:45 AM
144CGeneralRegular Presentation (60 minutes)Cultivating a Mathematics Coaching Practice

Effective Coaching Without Leaving the Classroom: A Model for Intensive Daily Interactions with Veteran and Beginning Teachers
In this session, we will detail an intensive mentoring program where a veteran teacher of 21 years and a new teacher were given the same schedule to facilitate ongoing coaching throughout the school year. We will address the essential elements of the coaching relationship, the value of informal conversations, and the power of daily mentoring as we reflect on how this model could work in your school.

 

Lead Speaker: Sean Nank
Co-Presenter: Michael Mulvey

3111  8:45 AM to
9:45 AM
145AIntermediate
(Grades 3 - 5), Middle (Grades 6 - 8)
Regular Presentation (60 minutes)Cultivating a Mathematics Coaching Practice

Mathematics Coaching: A Beginning Playbook
You've been selected to be a mathematics coach. Now what? Come learn about successful coaching practices that you can implement as you begin your work as a coach. We will share strategies from our work coaching novice coaches in urban schools. We will discuss specific ways we helped coaches develop skills in the following areas: building relationships, developing professional learning communities, conducting learning walks, and giving feedback.

 

Lead Speaker: Nicora Placa

3102  8:45 AM to
9:45 AM
Salon IPreschool/Primary
(Grades PK - 2), Intermediate (Grades 3 - 5)
Spotlight SpeakerCultivating a Mathematics Coaching Practice

Small Group, Big Gains: Coaching for Effective Pulled Small Group Instruction
Small group instruction in mathematics often mirrors that of reading. These strategies may work during reading instruction, but they often are not as helpful for students struggling with mathematics. Time spent in the pulled small group becomes an equity issue! Make sense of strategies to facilitate teachers to use pulled small groups effectively in mathematics. Create a shared image of targeted teacher and student behaviors through authentic videos of pulled small group instruction in mathematics.

 

Lead Speaker: Juli Dixon
Co-Presenter: Lisa Brooks

 

Handout: NCSM18_3102_Dixon-Brooks.pdf

3202  10:00 AM to
11:00 AM
Salon IGeneralSpotlight SpeakerCultivating a Mathematics Coaching Practice

Practical Strategies for Making the Case for Mathematics Coaches and Mathematics Coaching
We have enough evidence that bringing the vision of the Common Core and high-quality mathematics teaching to scale requires effective coaching and trained coaches. But just because we know that coaching is a critical support for teachers doesn't mean that others get it. This presentation will examine the role, the rationale, the research, and the structures that help us make the case for coaches and coaching.

 

Lead Speaker: Steve Leinwand

3212  10:00 AM to
11:00 AM
145BIntermediate
(Grades 3 - 5), Middle (Grades 6 - 8), High(Grades 9-12)
Regular Presentation (60 minutes)Cultivating a Mathematics Coaching Practice

Conversations That Shift Instruction
The Southern Regional Education Board (SREB) has created an observation tool that represents the shifts in instruction that lead toward a balanced approach to mathematics and incorporates key components of Principles to Actions and state practice/process standards. Come explore how this tool can be used for critical coaching conversations, teacher self-reflection, peer observations, and a guide for helping administrators see what good mathematics instruction looks like.

 

Lead Speaker: Amanda Merritt
Co-Presenter: Jason Adair
Co-Presenter: Kenna Barger

 

Handout: NCSM18_3212_Merritt.pdf

3227  10:00 AM to
11:00 AM
152BPreschool/Primary
(Grades PK - 2), Intermediate (Grades 3 - 5), Middle (Grades 6 - 8), High(Grades 9-12)
Regular Presentation (60 minutes)Cultivating a Mathematics Coaching Practice

Using Instructional Materials Reviews in Mathematics Coaching
This session will introduce mathematics coaches to the EdReports.org Quality Instructional Materials Tool and reviews. Participants will learn to navigate free, online reviews that provide information on the alignment and usability of yearlong materials. Participants will also explore individual indicators and the unique lens that they provide when thinking about materials, lessons, and coaching.

 

Lead Speaker: Stephanie Fisher
Co-Presenter: Dana Cartier

3231  10:00 AM to
11:00 AM
143AIntermediate
(Grades 3 - 5)
Regular Presentation (60 minutes)Cultivating a Mathematics Coaching Practice

Who Is Doing the Work?
This workshop focuses on strategies that coaches can share with teachers to transfer the work of learning onto students. Strategies such as asking meaningful questions, listening to and deepening students' conversations, and monitoring student work will be shared. We will explore the meaning of effective effort and how teachers can use its characteristics to help students establish learning goals. Join us as we focus on active student engagement using tasks from grades 3-5.

 

Lead Speaker: Kit Norris
Co-Presenter: Sarah Schuhl

3236  10:00 AM to
11:00 AM
144CPreschool/Primary
(Grades PK - 2), Intermediate (Grades 3 - 5)
Regular Presentation (60 minutes)Cultivating a Mathematics Coaching Practice

Pairing Content-Focused Coaching with Professional Development: More than Twice the Learning?
Is your professional development (PD) program effective in changing teachers' knowledge and skills? Yes? But what about their classroom practices? Not so much? To address this issue, we paired content-focused coaching with a research-based PD model designed for implementing a state-funded Mathematics and Science Partnership (MSP) grant. Want to find out more about it? We will share methods and activities from our PD and our coaching cycles, as well as data and results!

 

Lead Speaker: Corinne Murawski
Co-Presenter: Michele Burgess
Co-Presenter: Michael Fierle

3314  11:15 AM to
12:15 PM
146BGeneralRegular Presentation (60 minutes)Cultivating a Mathematics Coaching Practice

Challenging Advanced Learners to Thinking, Fast and Slow
The decision to meet the needs of students who learn mathematics more quickly is often to challenge them by providing advanced material from the next grade level. This practice becomes problematic in the following year when students experience much of their classwork as review. Another approach is to enrich horizontally instead of vertically, and the work of economist Daniel Kahneman (Thinking, Fast and Slow, 2011) offers a helpful framework for coaches to share with teachers.

 

Lead Speaker: Anne Nesbitt

3336  11:15 AM to
12:15 PM
144CGeneralRegular Presentation (60 minutes)Cultivating a Mathematics Coaching Practice

The Coach, the Novice, and the Expert
NCTM Principles to Action advocates for teachers to understand what students know and need to learn and then challenge and support them to learn it well. Coaches apply this principle to teachers. In this session, participants will explore the different philosophies of coaching and determine ways to promote the expert and train the novice.

 

Lead Speaker: Barb Everhart

3313  11:15 AM to
12:15 PM
146AMiddle
(Grades 6 - 8), High(Grades 9-12)
Regular Presentation (60 minutes)Cultivating a Mathematics Coaching Practice

Coaching Teams and Teachers: The Power of Instructional Feedback
How can coaches work simultaneously with both collaborative teams and individual teachers to strengthen instructional practices? What feedback most impacts practice? We will examine coaching strategies to make student thinking visible, promote critical thinking, and build a student-centered classroom. Explore the use of instructional rounds to build collective instructional capacity. Reflect on best practices to engage each and every teacher to learn from one another, facilitate team growth, and ensure equity for every learner.

 

Lead Speaker: Sarah Schuhl
Co-Presenter: Mona Toncheff

3533  2:15 PM to
3:15 PM
143CGeneralRegular Presentation (60 minutes)Cultivating a Mathematics Coaching Practice

Eyes on Learning: Focused Mathematics Coaching with the Instructional Practices Inventory
Implementation of research-based instructional practice requires teachers to develop "new eyes" for looking at how students engage with mathematical ideas. This session introduces the Instructional Practices Inventory-a free resource-and shows how this tool can focus coaching partnerships.

 

Lead Speaker: Mary Mitchell
Co-Presenter: Sue Chapman

3513  2:15 PM to
3:15 PM
146APreschool/Primary
(Grades PK - 2), Intermediate (Grades 3 - 5)
Regular Presentation (60 minutes)Cultivating a Mathematics Coaching Practice

Leading the Learning: Transforming the Teaching of Mathematics Through Book Study
Our teaching of mathematics is enhanced when we have opportunities to gain insights from research, discuss our instructional approaches, test new ideas, and reflect on our practice. How can a mathematics coach lead this learning? Join us to explore the power of professional book study. Discover practical tips and helpful resources for leading highly-effective book study including key questions to ask, ideas for engaging all participants, suggested literature, and tips for gathering feedback.

 

Lead Speaker: Susan O'Connell

 

Handout: NCSM18_3513_OConnell.pdf

3627  3:30 PM to
4:30 PM
152BPreschool/Primary
(Grades PK - 2)
Regular Presentation (60 minutes)Cultivating a Mathematics Coaching Practice

We Can't Do It Without You! The Role of Administrators in Promoting and Supporting Changes in Mathematics Instruction
Principals are instrumental in promoting and sustaining shifts in mathematics instruction at their school. In this session we will explore how our leadership academies help principals develop strategies for providing effective leadership, master tools for creating high performance professional learning communities at their school, and understand the relationship between, content, coaching, and collaboration that effectively change practice.

 

Lead Speaker: Rebeca Itzkowich
Co-Presenter: Donna Johnson

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