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

 
Strand 5 Sessions, Monday, April 23
 
Strand 5: Leading Mathematics into the Future


1214  9:30 AM to
10:30 AM
146BGeneralRegular Presentation (60 minutes)Leading Mathematics into the Future

Valuing Teachers and Teaching: Online Communities for Professional Growth
The Math Forum has been using the internet to connect mathematics educators since before the Web. Now that so many mathematics teachers use Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, and blogs to connect, what can we learn from the pioneers? One theme from the early days is helping teachers feel valued and to value the work of teaching. We'll share community design principles and how they can apply to today's online communities.

 

Lead Speaker: Stephen Weimar
Co-Presenter: Max Ray-Riek

1212  9:30 AM to
10:30 AM
145BMiddle
(Grades 6 - 8), High(Grades 9-12), General
Regular Presentation (60 minutes)Leading Mathematics into the Future

Mathematics Education: Where Have We Been and Where Are We Going? What Will a Future Lesson Look Like?
Mathematics educators have led this country through years of innovation and growth. We briefly review successes of the past 50+ years of innovations that inspired us and suggest ways that mathematics leaders set the course for a future. The session will present promising future lessons for mathematics teachers using abstraction, technology, and engagement. This session is directly aimed at coaches and leaders for grades 7 to 10.

 

Lead Speaker: Richard Seitz
Co-Presenter: David Erickson

 

Handout: NCSM18_1212_Seitz-Erickson.pptx

1223  9:30 AM to
10:30 AM
150BIntermediate
(Grades 3 - 5)
Regular Presentation (60 minutes)Leading Mathematics into the Future

Integrating Interactive Experiences with Children into Professional Development
Learn how to integrate interactive experiences with children into professional development. Interactions with children generate excitement for teacher learning and provide simplified instructional contexts in which teachers can develop their in-the-moment expertise in eliciting and building on children's mathematical thinking. Drawing from several professional development projects, we will share benefits, logistical considerations (including how to minimize typical challenges), and multiple models for integration. Participants will also have an opportunity to engage in sample debriefing activities.

 

Lead Speaker: Vicki Jacobs
Co-Presenter: Susan Empson
Co-Presenter: Dinah Brown
Co-Presenter: Joan Case

 

Handout: NCSM18_1223_Jacobs.pdf

1301  11:15 AM to
12:15 PM
Salon G/HGeneralMajor PresentationLeading Mathematics into the Future

Teachers First-Everything Else Follows
Throughout NCSM's history, we've seen cyclical attempts to change mathematics education through standards, curriculum, and assessments. At each phase, leaders in mathematics education and our professional associations have reminded us that classroom teachers are the ones who will interpret these standards, implement these curricula, and administer these assessments. Yet we continue to see too much hope placed in the ever-new products, without enough support for the people who use them. In this session, we'll renew our focus on our teachers. We'll discuss ways leaders can partner with educators as they become more effective, joyful, skilled mathematics teachers. We'll re-dedicate ourselves to relationships-the heart of our work-and discuss coaching techniques that open conversations, build trust, and spark genuine collaboration. NCSM members spent much of the last 50 years putting essential systems and teacher leaders in place. As we move forward into the next 50 years, let's leverage the power of what we've built to empower teachers.

 

Lead Speaker: Tracy Zager

1334  11:15 AM to
12:15 PM
144AGeneralRegular Presentation (60 minutes)Leading Mathematics into the Future

Opportunities for NCSM Professional Learning Leadership Events
Your NCSM Professional Learning co-directors will facilitate an active session that informs how NCSM embodies our mission statement to equip mathematics leaders to go back to their districts and empower their teachers to provide high quality mathematics teaching and learning every day for each and every learner. We will share the professional learning opportunities available for mathematics leaders to access at a seminar, a leadership academy, a planned local event, or an individualized on-demand module.

 

Lead Speaker: Pat Baltzley
Co-Presenter: Jackie Palmquist

 

Handout: NCSM18_1334_Baltzley.pdf

1335  11:15 AM to
12:15 PM
144BGeneralRegular Presentation (60 minutes)Leading Mathematics into the Future

Improvement by Design: Wisdom from Teachers Drives Revision of San Francisco's Mathematics Core Curriculum
How do we design for curriculum that balances innovation with a coherent experience for students? In this interactive session, we will share the processes that San Francisco Unified School District has used to develop and iterate on a curriculum that meets the needs of our diverse population in an ever changing digital world. Participants will also delve into SFUSD's Digital Math Teaching Toolkit, including video podcasts describing the units and professional development modules. Bring a device!

 

Lead Speaker: James Ryan
Co-Presenter: Noam Szoke
Co-Presenter: Alyssa Foss

1316  11:15 AM to
12:15 PM
147AHigh(Grades 9-12)Regular Presentation (60 minutes)Leading Mathematics into the Future

After GAIMME - Mathematical Modeling In The Classroom
This session will address the question of how teachers can begin to introduce mathematical modeling into their high school classrooms, given the constraints of syllabi, high-stakes tests, and the use of standard texts.  We will introduce new replacement modules which highlight the modeling process while presenting core content material. The session will be interactive with participants working in groups on modeling tasks, simulating best classroom practice.

 

Lead Speaker: Sol Garfunkel
Co-Presenter: Kathleen Snook

 

Handout: NCSM18_1316_Garfunkel.pdf

1314  11:15 AM to
12:15 PM
146BMiddle
(Grades 6 - 8), High(Grades 9-12)
Regular Presentation (60 minutes)Leading Mathematics into the Future

Curricular Coherence and Teaching Routines: Designing Scalable Mathematics Curriculum for All Classrooms
The right materials offer a path to success for all teachers, from recent graduates to veteran educators. During this session, learn how Illustrative Mathematics designed a core program that supports all teachers by providing coherent mathematical pathways and a small set of straightforward teaching routines; hear field observations from both curriculum authors and practicing educators; and discover what we're learning in our first year of distributing the materials as open educational resources (OER).

 

Lead Speaker: William McCallum
Co-Presenter: Tammy Baumann

1415  12:30 PM to
1:30 PM
146CGeneralRegular Presentation (60 minutes)Leading Mathematics into the Future

Social Media, Global Connectedness, and the Collapse of Trust Institutions: Creating a Global Curriculum with Decision-Making Mathematics
The revolutions in technology, social media, and collaboration are beginning to have a profound effect on the purpose of mathematics in societies around the world. The speed and depth of conversation have begun to steer mathematics in the direction of a most ambitious goal-to create a unified and portable global mathematics curriculum. In this session participants will not only see evidence for this, but also contribute to building this exciting model of the future of mathematics.

 

Lead Speaker: Sunil Singh

1435  12:30 PM to
1:30 PM
144BGeneralRegular Presentation (60 minutes)Leading Mathematics into the Future

Math Teachers' Circles: Collaborating to Build K-20 Capacity in Mathematics
Math Teachers' Circles (MTCs) are communities of K-12 teachers and higher-education professors who meet regularly to investigate mathematics together. Flexible and inexpensive, these Circles form a backbone of support for teachers' mathematical and professional growth, while also serving as a lasting structure for collaboration across the K-20 continuum. Learn how you as a mathematics leader can start an MTC, and discover the leadership and mentoring resources available through the national MTC Network.

 

Lead Speaker: Brianna Donaldson

1436  12:30 PM to
1:30 PM
144CHigh(Grades 9-12), College/University
(Undergraduate or Graduate)
Regular Presentation (60 minutes)Leading Mathematics into the Future

20 Years of Lessons Learned about Recruitment and Retention from a Four-Year Undergraduate Cohort Model Program
Aspects of the TIME 2000 Program (Teaching Improvements through Mathematics Education) are described that support the recruitment, preparation, and retention of highly competent secondary mathematics teachers. Strategies for recruiting students from high school are shared, as well as program components designed to increase retention of candidates in the program, and in the teaching profession.

 

Lead Speaker: Alice Artzt
Co-Presenter: Frances Curcio
Co-Presenter: Alan Sultan
Co-Presenter: Mara Markinson
Co-Presenter: Eric Glatz
Co-Presenter: Kathleen Lyons

1421  12:30 PM to
1:30 PM
149ABPreschool/Primary
(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

1413  12:30 PM to
1:30 PM
146APreschool/Primary
(Grades PK - 2), Intermediate (Grades 3 - 5), Middle (Grades 6 - 8), High(Grades 9-12), College/University (Undergraduate or Graduate), General
Presidents ExchangeLeading Mathematics into the Future

Ross Taylor Past Presidents' Session: Speed Chats for Leaders Around Critical Challenges and Effective Solutions
Join us for this fast-paced session as NCSM members and former NCSM Presidents meet to explore critical leadership issues in a series of charged and engaging Speed Chats.  The series of brief small group conversations will allow colleagues to discuss critical issues facing mathematics education today and to explore possible solutions to benefit leaders at all levels. This session is designed for new and experienced leaders alike!

 

Lead Speaker: John Staley
Co-Presenter: Valerie L. Mills
Co-Presenter: Suzanne Mitchell
Co-Presenter: Diane Briars
Co-Presenter: Timothy Kanold
Co-Presenter: Linda Gojak
Co-Presenter: Carole Greenes
Co-Presenter: Steve Leinwand
Co-Presenter: Henry Kepner

1515  1:45 PM to
2:45 PM
146CGeneralRegular Presentation (60 minutes)Leading Mathematics into the Future

Systemwide Consequences of Misunderstanding Mathematical Rigor
Schools strive to provide rigorous mathematics courses. Colleges and careers look for evidence of rigor on students' resumes. But what exactly is rigor in mathematics? We will show that the education system gets it wrong. Misunderstanding rigor has significant negative impacts on students and society in general. We will discuss ways to improve courses, pathways, and assessments through a better understanding of mathematical rigor.

 

Lead Speaker: Patrick Callahan

1526  1:45 PM to
2:45 PM
152AGeneralRegular Presentation (60 minutes)Leading Mathematics into the Future

Transforming Teaching and Learning Through Number Talks: Preparing Next Generation Mathematics Leaders
180 Washington State mathematics teachers of grades 4-20 are preparing to become Number Talk Support Team Leaders. Hear stories of how they are transforming mathematics classrooms as they study the question, "Can digging deeply into the mathematics and pedagogies of number talks transform mathematics classrooms in deep and profound ways?" The design and bedrock principles of the Mathematics Education Collaborative's (MEC) Number Talk Leadership Academy, led by Ruth Parker and Cathy Humphreys, will be shared.

 

Lead Speaker: Ruth Parker

1521  1:45 PM to
2:45 PM
149ABMiddle
(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

1631  3:00 PM to
4:00 PM
143AMiddle
(Grades 6 - 8)
Regular Presentation (60 minutes)Leading Mathematics into the Future

Inscriptions: Developing and Communicating Deep Learning of Mathematics in Digital Learning Environments
Inscriptions refer to the external representations of thinking (e.g., text, diagrams, graphical displays, equations) that students use to develop, record, and communicate their mathematical understandings. Meaningful experiences with inscriptions require that students have opportunities to build on their prior experiences in ways where their thinking gets picked up, elaborated, and used in future work. Participants will discuss the many opportunities and complexities teachers face when implementing inscriptions in digital learning environments.

 

Lead Speaker: Alden Edson
Co-Presenter: Elizabeth Phillips
Co-Presenter: Yvonne Grant

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

1702  4:15 PM to
5:15 PM
Salon IGeneralSpotlight SpeakerLeading Mathematics into the Future

Electronic vs. Paper Textbook Presentations of Various Aspects of Mathematics
Textbooks now appear in paper form, in electronic form for computers, tablets, or phones, and in hybrids moving among the platforms. Whether an adaptation of a pre-existing paper text or an entirely new book, some aspects of mathematics seem better suited for traditional paper book presentations, while others seem better suited for certain kinds of electronic formats.

 

Lead Speaker: Zalman Usiskin

1723  4:15 PM to
5:15 PM
150BIntermediate
(Grades 3 - 5), Middle (Grades 6 - 8), High(Grades 9-12)
Regular Presentation (60 minutes)Leading Mathematics into the Future

The Future of Mathematics Professional Development
Face-to-face professional development (PD) has been a staple for building teacher capacity, however, districts are now facing a shortage of resources. Smaller and rural districts have limited access to quality PD. Is your district prepared to offer quality PD, but yet have an eye toward the future? Come learn how our approach to online PD is more effective and engaging but also changing leaders' and teachers' perception about the future of online learning.

 

Lead Speaker: Ryan Timmons
Co-Presenter: Brian Newsom

 

Handout: NCSM18_1723_Timmons.pptx

1727  4:15 PM to
5:15 PM
152BMiddle
(Grades 6 - 8)
Regular Presentation (60 minutes)Leading Mathematics into the Future

Supporting STEM Teaching-Planning and Orchestrating Mathematics Learning in Next Generation Science Standards Contexts
A study comparing the expectations of the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) and the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) Mathematics Framework revealed that the mathematics expectations in the NGSS are more than expected. With careful planning, students can learn mathematics and science together in ways that honor both disciplines. In this hands-on session we will explore mathematics connections and expectations in the NGSS, work through sample tasks, and examine implications for fostering middle school STEM collaboration, keeping the "M" in STEM.

 

Lead Speaker: Will Johnston
Co-Presenter: Alka Arora
Co-Presenter: Kim Gattis

 

Handout: NCSM18_1727_Johnston.pdf

 
Strand 5 Sessions, Tuesday, April 24
 
Strand 5: Leading Mathematics into the Future


2003  7:00 AM to
8:00 AM
Hall AGeneralRegular Presentation (60 minutes)Leading Mathematics into the Future

Pearson Breakfast
In our efforts to develop procedural fluency (and conceptual understanding), there are key questions we can (and must) ask students. Join me to see how Abbott & Costello's team of players can help us be better at developing strong questioning in our classrooms, and find out the name of the missing outfielder (AKA, something that might also be missing from our questioning).

 

Lead Speaker: Jennifer Bay-Williams

2101  8:15 AM to
9:15 AM
Salon G/HGeneralMajor PresentationLeading Mathematics into the Future

NCSM: Framing the Future of Mathematics Education on a 50-Year Foundation of Leadership
NCSM has grown and built a thriving organization on the strong foundation created by the founders 50 years ago. In what ways have we exceeded their expectations? Where do we still have room to build? This summer the current NCSM Board renovated the mission and vision of the organization to reflect a vision for our future. Join me for a conversation that highlights and honors our past and opens a window to our future. Come share some of the biggest issues you see for us as we frame the future of NCSM.

 

Lead Speaker: Connie Schrock

2111  8:15 AM to
9:15 AM
145AGeneralRegular Presentation (60 minutes)Leading Mathematics into the Future

What Is Rough Draft Thinking and How Can It Be Integrated into Mathematics Classrooms?
Rough draft thinking is communicating to learn by sharing unfinished thinking and revising emerging ideas. We've collaboratively developed teaching strategies to use rough draft thinking to shift classroom cultures away from performance to promote agency among students, place student ideas at the center of instruction, position each student as competent, and support the development of conceptual understanding. Come experience rough draft thinking about mathematics and ideas about integrating rough drafts into mathematics classrooms.

 

Lead Speaker: Amanda Jansen
Co-Presenter: Michael Reitemeyer

 

Handout: NCSM18_2111_Jansen-Reitemeyer.pdf

2114  8:15 AM to
9:15 AM
146BGeneralRegular Presentation (60 minutes)Leading Mathematics into the Future

Designing the Mathematics Classroom of Tomorrow
Cutting-edge technology meets cutting-edge research! This session explores how automated analysis, informed by the latest research on mathematics learning trajectories, can identify student thinking using work that students produce digitally. Student work can be shared anonymously with the class, sparking a classroom conversation in which all student voices are heard. Meanwhile, teachers have immediate access to analyzed student data that helps them orchestrate the conversation and pivot instruction.

 

Lead Speaker: Michael Garcia
Co-Presenter: Donald DeLand

2126  8:15 AM to
9:15 AM
152AGeneralRegular Presentation (60 minutes)Leading Mathematics into the Future

It Takes a [Mathematics Education] Village to Prepare a Mathematics Teacher
The Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators (AMTE) Standards for Preparing Teachers of Mathematics [SPTM] (2017) provide a clear and comprehensive national vision for the preparation of well-prepared beginning teachers of mathematics in grades PK-12. In short, it requires the engagement of university and school leaders. In this session we will engage in discussions about the characteristics of well-prepared beginning teachers of mathematics and how to partner to achieve such a vision.

 

Lead Speaker: Nadine Bezuk
Co-Presenter: Jennifer Bay-Williams
Co-Presenter: Douglas Clements
Co-Presenter: W. Gary Martin

2203  10:00 AM to
10:45 AM
Hall AGeneralHot TopicLeading Mathematics into the Future

Hot Topic: What's the deal with honors and acceleration?
What's the difference between honors and regular mathematics classes anyway? Do we accelerate students because that's what's best for them or because of pressure from parents, teachers, and administrators? Let's talk about it.

 

Lead Speaker: Robert Kaplinsky

2201  10:00 AM to
11:00 AM
Salon G/HGeneralRegular Presentation (60 minutes)Leading Mathematics into the Future

10 in 50 -  Words of Wisdom from the Monograph Authors!
Learn from this outstanding group of mathematics education leaders, teachers, authors, and researchers.  Don't miss this once in a lifetime opportunity to hear from some of the giants of our generation.  See what has motivated them to a lifetime of achievement. Hear their perspectives and words of encouragement and wisdom for the next 50 years.

 

Lead Speaker: Linda Fulmore
Co-Presenter: Connie Schrock
Co-Presenter: Shirley Frye
Co-Presenter: Zalman Usiskin
Co-Presenter: Steve Leinwand
Co-Presenter: Gary Bitter
Co-Presenter: Francis (Skip) Fennell
Co-Presenter: Susana Davidenko
Co-Presenter: Jo Boaler
1Co-Presenter: Ralph Connelly

2227  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)Leading Mathematics into the Future

Integrating Mathematics and Science: Preparing for the Future
Education leaders today must prepare students for careers that don't yet exist. Considering STEM career trajectories, the integration and application of knowledge across subjects is critical. As leaders ask teachers to approach mathematics instruction from a transdisciplinary mindset, they must be aware of existing research, success strategies, and pitfalls to avoid. A set of experiences integrating mathematics and science at different grade levels will be shared, with discussion and reflection centered on leading for change.

 

Lead Speaker: Karin Lange
Co-Presenter: Julie Jacobi

 

Handout: NCSM18_2227_Lange-Jacobi.pdf
Handout: NCSM18_2227_Lange-Jacobi1.pdf
Handout: NCSM18_2227_Lange-Jacobi2.pdf
Handout: NCSM18_2227_Lange-Jacobi3.pdf

2222  10:00 AM to
11:00 AM
150APreschool/Primary
(Grades PK - 2), Intermediate (Grades 3 - 5)
Regular Presentation (60 minutes)Leading Mathematics into the Future

Learning from Children's Mathematical Thinking: An Approach to Formative Assessment
Teaching in response to children's mathematical thinking is at the heart of high-quality mathematics instruction. In this session, we will share a formative assessment approach that allows K-5 teachers to gather detailed information about their students' mathematical ideas using Cognitively Guided Instruction frameworks. This interview-style assessment utilizes counting, addition, multiplication, division, fair sharing, and relational thinking tasks that can be used by teachers and entire schools to make instructional decisions based on students' current understandings.

 

Lead Speaker: Kendra Lomax
Co-Presenter: Becca Lewis

 

Handout: NCSM18_2222_Lewis_Lomax.pdf

2313  11:15 AM to
12:15 PM
146AMiddle
(Grades 6 - 8), High(Grades 9-12), College/University (Undergraduate or Graduate), General
Presidents ExchangeLeading Mathematics into the Future

Building Effective High School Math Programs for Each and Every Student
Traditionally high school math programs have been effective in supporting college readiness for some students while simultaneously alienating and limiting future opportunities for others. We can and must change how we prepare each and every student for participation in our democratic society and post-secondary education. This session will preview the NCTM report on High School Mathematics scheduled for release at the 2018 NCTM Annual Meeting in Washington DC.

 

Lead Speaker: Matt Larson

2403  12:30 PM to
2:00 PM
Hall AGeneralRegular Presentation (60 minutes)Leading Mathematics into the Future

The M in STEM
The world has become nearly obsessed with the word "STEM" and all of its variations. In almost every real-world problem - from building energy-efficient homes to designing a football stadium in Texas - the person solving the problem has to recognize and deal with the interconnectedness of science, technology, engineering and mathematics in order to find the best solution. This interdependence in STEM appeals to our curiosity and can deepen our appreciation of math. As math educators, we have a sense that math cannot be separated from the sciences. So how do we best address STEM so that students gain a better understanding of and appreciation for math? Our panel will examine the M in STEM from various angles to help get us thinking about how to address STEM in our own schools.

 

Lead Speaker: Connie Schrock
Co-Presenter: Michelle Rinehart
Co-Presenter: Levi Patrick

2503  2:15 PM to
3:00 PM
Hall AGeneralHot TopicLeading Mathematics into the Future

Hot Topic: Leadership Tools for Creating, Supporting, and Advancing a Mathematics Program
This interactive session features strategies and tools developed for supporting coaches' and administrators' leadership of a coherent mathematics program. Professional learning and programmatic design resources will be shared.

 

Lead Speaker: John SanGiovanni

2534  2:15 PM to
3:15 PM
144ACollege/University
(Undergraduate or Graduate), General
Presidents ExchangeLeading Mathematics into the Future

Making an IMPACT in the first two years of college
AMATYC recently published IMPACT, a sequel to two previously published standards-related documents.  This new document promises to assist faculty and other stake holders to help students become proficient in mathematics, take ownership of their own learning, and increase student engagement and success.  Current trends in mathematics education in the first two years of college that motivated AMATYC IMPACT and examples of informative vignettes from the new publication will be shared.

 

Lead Speaker: James Ham

2523  2:15 PM to
3:15 PM
150BPreschool/Primary
(Grades PK - 2), Intermediate (Grades 3 - 5), Middle (Grades 6 - 8), High(Grades 9-12)
Regular Presentation (60 minutes)Leading Mathematics into the Future

Designing for the Edges: Bringing Equity to All Through Practical Routines
We offer a powerful paradigm for teachers, designed to deconstruct static categorizations of students such as "high/middle/low" and "fast/slow." Using our framework Designing for the Edges, we illustrate how to identify and smooth the edges of one's classroom community and redesign group learning and thinking routines for students who may be socially or mathematically unengaged, unsupported, not welcomed or challenged. In doing so, we examine motivation, risk, status, competence, and belonging.

 

Lead Speaker: Rhonda Bondie
Co-Presenter: Kara Imm

 

Handout: NCSM18_2523_Bondie-Imm.pdf

2535  2:15 PM to
3:15 PM
144BIntermediate
(Grades 3 - 5)
Regular Presentation (60 minutes)Leading Mathematics into the Future

Supporting the Development of Teachers' Expertise in Noticing Children's Mathematical Thinking
Learn about the instructional practice of noticing children's mathematical thinking-attending to details in children's strategies, interpreting children's understandings reflected in those details, and making decisions about how to respond based on those understandings. Participants will explore the practice of noticing and strategic selection and use of video and written work to support the development of teachers' noticing expertise. Examples will be drawn from a research and professional development project focused on children's fraction thinking.

 

Lead Speaker: Susan Empson
Co-Presenter: Vicki Jacobs
Co-Presenter: Joan Case
Co-Presenter: Dinah Brown

 

Handout: NCSM18_2535_Empson.pdf

2524  2:15 PM to
3:15 PM
151AMiddle
(Grades 6 - 8)
Regular Presentation (60 minutes)Leading Mathematics into the Future

"Futuring" Professional Development Through Video Coaching: Exploring Tools to Take On Ambitious Mathematics Instruction
This session will share how video peer coaching and lesson exchanges engaged a community's teachers to take on ambitious mathematics instruction. Ambitious teaching in mathematics refers to reform teaching practices that develop "mathematics proficiency" in diverse learners through rigorous mathematics while helping students view themselves as competent problem solvers and mathematicians. We will highlight the tools and strategies that helped teachers develop their own professional vision of what ambitious teaching entailed through video coaching.

 

Lead Speaker: Jennifer Suh
Co-Presenter: Sara Birkhead
Co-Presenter: Terrie Galanti
Co-Presenter: Patti Freeman
Co-Presenter: Keira Godwin
Co-Presenter: Linda Gillen

2521  2:15 PM to
3:15 PM
149ABMiddle
(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

 
Strand 5 Sessions, Wednesday, April 25
 
Strand 5: Leading Mathematics into the Future


3117  8:45 AM to
9:45 AM
147BGeneralRegular Presentation (60 minutes)Leading Mathematics into the Future

Exploring the Evolution of Engaging Teachers in "Fishbowl" Demonstration Lessons in an Online Space: Transitioning Face-to-Face to an Online Experience
How can an we leverage technology to provide opportunities for more teachers to access high-quality professional learning? In particular, how can we re-imagine "fishbowl" demonstration lessons in an online space? We will share our story of adjustments, compromises, and decisions made to maintain the purpose of a demonstration lesson to impact teacher practice. Participants will consider the what, why, and how of transitioning a demonstration lesson using a "fishbowl" structure, to an online format.

 

Lead Speaker: Stephanie Martin
Co-Presenter: Cynthia Callard
Co-Presenter: Cynthia Carson
Co-Presenter: Genie Foster
Co-Presenter: Jennifer Kruger

3127  8:45 AM to
9:45 AM
152BPreschool/Primary
(Grades PK - 2), Intermediate (Grades 3 - 5), Middle (Grades 6 - 8)
Regular Presentation (60 minutes)Leading Mathematics into the Future

Leading Mathematics Professionalism in a Digital Age
The on-demand nature of anytime, anywhere professional learning truly allows mathematics leaders to customize and personalize professional learning in this digital era. Participants will investigate one district's vetted digital resources and tools for growing mathematics knowledge, analyzing and responding to students' mathematical ideas, fostering positive attitudes toward continued professional learning in mathematics, and building professional networks to support and sustain continuous growth and learning.

 

Lead Speaker: Amy Seylar
Co-Presenter: Angela Waltrup

 

Handout: NCSM18_3127_Seylar.pptx

3121  8:45 AM to
9:45 AM
149ABPreschool/Primary
(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

3234  10:00 AM to
11:00 AM
144AGeneralRegular Presentation (60 minutes)Leading Mathematics into the Future

Leveraging Technology to Enhance Professional Learning: The NCSM Professional Learning App and the Digital Tools for Formative Assessment Module
The NCSM Professional Learning app moves professional learning experiences flexibly and powerfully into today's digital landscape. It allows leaders to analyze readiness, collaboratively learn, share, and make action plans. Come explore the Formative Assessment Using Technology module, designed to support the decision making and implementation processes of digital formative assessment tools.

 

Lead Speaker: Marc Garneau
Co-Presenter: Natalie Crist

 

Handout: NCSM18_3234_Garneau.pdf

3215  10:00 AM to
11:00 AM
146CGeneralRegular Presentation (60 minutes)Leading Mathematics into the Future

Dynamic vs. Static Assessment: A Growth-Mindset Perspective
Most formative assessments are designed from the perspective of deficit-models. Data-driven approaches resulting from them are then about "fixing the gaps." In contrast, this session makes use of developmental "landscapes of learning." By actively analyzing open items with multiple entry points and children's work on them, participants will gain ideas on teaching implications to support the progressive development of learners' developing strategies and big ideas.

 

Lead Speaker: Catherine Fosnot

3223  10:00 AM to
11:00 AM
150BGeneralRegular Presentation (60 minutes)Leading Mathematics into the Future

Leader
Shifting the culture of K-12 mathematics education is a daunting task for any leader. This session will equip leaders and teams to strategically approach culture change. Through a series of design thinking exercises, participants will clarify the urgency for change, explore processes to navigate transitions, articulate next steps and develop a vision for success. Experience a leader"shift" for mathematics education!

 

Lead Speaker: Sara Hunter

3226  10:00 AM to
11:00 AM
152AGeneralRegular Presentation (60 minutes)Leading Mathematics into the Future

Applying Systems Thinking to Practice: How to Successfully Build and Connect Efforts Across a District
Participants will explore an open-source interactive software tool designed for mathematics district administrators to inform decision-making processes and discussions across a district. Participants will use the tool to investigate the roles of key players and their complex dynamics that impact mathematics interventions and implementation of different practices. Participants will leave with insights on ways to reconsider improvements/changes in their own districts by better understanding the interactions needed to successfully scale or refine practices. Laptops recommended.

 

Lead Speaker: Pamela Paek

3302  11:15 AM to
12:15 PM
Salon IGeneralSpotlight SpeakerLeading Mathematics into the Future

Yours Mine and Ours: Knowing Your Voice of Wisdom!
What is in your mathematics wisdom bucket? When you speak, why should we listen? When you teach, why should we follow? In this engaging and inspiring session we explore the academic nature of our mathematics profession, the heartprint essentials for creating magnified impact in the next decade, and the professional role served by gaining wisdom necessary to erase existing and future inequities to student learning. Whose children are these? They are Yours, Mine, and Ours!

 

Lead Speaker: Timothy Kanold

3311  11:15 AM to
12:15 PM
145AMiddle
(Grades 6 - 8), High(Grades 9-12), General
Regular Presentation (60 minutes)Leading Mathematics into the Future

Snapshots of the Future: Vital Mathematics for a Changing World
Research demonstrates that students learn most effectively when learning takes place in authentic real world contexts (Bransford, Brown & Cocking, 1999).  This interactive presentation provides a futuristic vision, design principles, and real-life snapshots of coherently designed global mathematics investigations that engage students and accelerate learning. The session will address differentiation for diverse learners and effective use of technology, from mathematics simulations to content creation tools to platforms for personalized and collaborative knowledge building.

 

Lead Speaker: Tamar Posner

3321  11:15 AM to
12:15 PM
149ABPreschool/Primary
(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

3326  11:15 AM to
12:15 PM
152APreschool/Primary
(Grades PK - 2), Intermediate (Grades 3 - 5), Middle (Grades 6 - 8)
Regular Presentation (60 minutes)Leading Mathematics into the Future

Teaching Mathematics for Social Justice Develops Student Problem Solvers and Not Just Rule Followers
Gone are the days of teachers telling students, "You won't always have a calculator with you." Thus, the need to reinvent the classrooms that are not solely focused on developing "rule followers," but focused on developing problem solvers. Problem solvers with the ability to not only solve computations and create the next technological innovation. But, problem solvers who have the ability to make purposeful social impact in their communities and beyond using mathematics as a springboard.

 

Lead Speaker: Kristopher Childs

3403  12:30 PM to
2:00 PM
Hall AGeneralRegular Presentation (60 minutes)Leading Mathematics into the Future

Imagining a Future Without Math
Imagine asking each high school graduate "What is math?" right when you hand them a diploma. Would they have coherent, accurate definitions of "math?" Would they say it's beautiful? Unnecessary? Inspiring? Thankfully finished forever? How would students in K-5, 6-8, or 9-11 answer? It's safe to say their collective responses would likely disappoint math educators. Even though most schools and districts have an overarching Mission statement, few have a compelling, actionable Math Mission that drives curriculum and inspires learners. To lead math into the future, math leaders need to powerfully articulate what their math program is "in business" to accomplish.

 

Lead Speaker: Tim Hudson

3501  2:15 PM to
3:15 PM
Salon G/HGeneralMajor PresentationLeading Mathematics into the Future

Gender vs. Character in Mathematics and Beyond
I will share my experience of being a female mathematician, and teaching mathematics at all levels from elementary school to grad school. The question of why women are under-represented in mathematics is complex and there are no simple answers, only many many contributing factors. I will focus on character traits, and argue that if we focus on this rather than gender we can have a more productive and less divisive conversation. To this end, I will introduce gender-neutral character adjectives "ingressive" and "congressive" to replace masculine and feminine. I will share my experience of teaching congressive abstract mathematics to art students, in a congressive way. I will discuss the benefits of this terminology and way of thinking for everyone, not just women, in mathematics and beyond.

 

Lead Speaker: Eugenia Cheng

3526  2:15 PM to
3:15 PM
152AGeneralRegular Presentation (60 minutes)Leading Mathematics into the Future

Embracing the Temporary for Permanent Impact
Educators constantly discuss how to engage their students, yet students constantly discuss what engages them. Fads and crazes like bottle flipping, fidget spinners, slime, and dabbing all captivate our students; yet schools immediately see them as a disciplinary issue and ban them from the classroom. School leaders can change this. School leaders can model how to take what is relevant to students right now and turn it into a teaching tool while kids still care.

 

Lead Speaker: Denis Sheeran

3536  2:15 PM to
3:15 PM
144CGeneralRegular Presentation (60 minutes)Leading Mathematics into the Future

Seeing the System: Continuous Improvement Coaching to Improve Principals' Feedback to Teachers
This presentation focuses on an effort to improve the capacity of district mathematics specialists to engage in continuous improvement and the capacity of principals to provide frequent, high-quality teacher feedback. We share learning and invite discussion about coaching activities provided for district educators, tools and processes used to better understand principals' feedback processes, and testing cycles that have resulted in educators' increased understanding of the need for principals' scheduling of teacher observations and feedback.

 

Lead Speaker: Eric Frandsen
Co-Presenter: Jonathan Dolle
Co-Presenter: Casey Doose
Co-Presenter: Rebecca Perry

 

Handout: NCSM18_3536_Frandsen.pdf

3502  2:15 PM to
3:15 PM
Salon IGeneralSpotlight SpeakerLeading Mathematics into the Future

Leadership as a Subversive Activity
Whether supporting teachers, subtly shifting the system, or shaking things up, leaders function on many levels and from many roles. By understanding the change process and taking an occasional-strategic-risk, every leader can help teachers and foster lasting change that makes a true difference for teachers and, especially, for every one of their students.

 

Lead Speaker: Cathy Seeley

 

Handout: NCSM18_3502_Seeley.pdf

3522  2:15 PM to
3:15 PM
150APreschool/Primary
(Grades PK - 2), Intermediate (Grades 3 - 5)
Regular Presentation (60 minutes)Leading Mathematics into the Future

Developing Computational Fluency: A Cognitively Guided Instruction Perspective
It's time to stop thinking of concepts and skills as separate domains. In this talk, we describe how elementary school students in Cognitively Guided Instruction classrooms develop computational fluency by learning computation skills in conjunction with developing an understanding of how operations work. Integrating skills and concepts enhances students' learning of grade level standards while also providing a foundation for success in later mathematics.

 

Lead Speaker: Linda Levi
Co-Presenter: Linda Jaslow

3626  3:30 PM to
4:30 PM
152AHigh(Grades 9-12)Regular Presentation (60 minutes)Leading Mathematics into the Future

The Status Quo in High School Mathematics Is Unacceptable
For far too long high school mathematics has not worked for far too many students. Far too many students are unsuccessful in mathematics courses and our courses do not build the mathematical skills needed for many jobs and for informed citizenship for non-STEM majors. This session will examine the research, discuss alternate pathways and courses for high school mathematics, and engage all in a conversation of such.

 

Lead Speaker: Eric Milou

3623  3:30 PM to
4:30 PM
150BPreschool/Primary
(Grades PK - 2), Intermediate (Grades 3 - 5), Middle (Grades 6 - 8), High(Grades 9-12)
Regular Presentation (60 minutes)Leading Mathematics into the Future

Creating a Common Vision of CCR Standards-Aligned Instruction Using the Instructional Practice Guide (IPG): Coaching Tool
Participants will dive into the Instructional Practice Guide: Coaching Tool to learn how a mathematics leader can develop a common vision of aligned mathematics instruction that leads to all students' success with college- and career-ready standards. Participants will gain a working knowledge of the IPG, practice giving feedback for growth through the use of classroom video, and learn how educators across the nation have used the IPG to lead instructional improvement in their mathematics programs.

 

Lead Speaker: Jennie Beltramini
Co-Presenter: Brian Dean

 

Handout: NCSM18_3623_Beltramini.pdf

3633  3:30 PM to
4:30 PM
143CPreschool/Primary
(Grades PK - 2), Intermediate (Grades 3 - 5)
Regular Presentation (60 minutes)Leading Mathematics into the Future

Helping Teachers Feel Supported by Shifting the Culture and Mathematical Mindset of Parents
For years we've focused on deepening teacher content knowledge in mathematics and many educators across the nation have gradually shifted their pedagogy to promote more conceptual understanding. Parents, however, need more resources. Participants will learn how to address parental misconceptions of mathematics. As a result of this session, participants will be able to educate parents about how mathematics is taught in the elementary classroom and feel confident defending the rationale for the instructional paradigm shift.

 

Lead Speaker: Matthew Beyranevand
Co-Presenter: Hilary Kreisberg

 

Handout: NCSM18_3633_Beyranevand-Kreisberg.pdf

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