Session information last updated 2-26-2020, subject to change without notice.

 
Major Sessions, Monday, March 30
 
 9:30 AM to
10:30 AM
Randolph 1BGeneralPresidents ExchangeDesign Systemic Structures within the Mathematics Education Community

Presidents Exchange - ASA PreK-12 GAISE 2 - Enhancing the Spirit of School Level Statistics in GAISE 1
This session focuses on the Pre-K-12 Guidelines for Assessment and Instruction in Statistics Education (GAISE) Framework Report 2 unveiled April 2020. The original GAISE (published 15 years ago) has significantly impacted state, national, and international standards and policy. GAISE2 addresses the future essentials in statistics curriculum maintaining the spirit of GAISE1 across school levels with enhancements to changes in data types, types of data sets, technology, assessment, and the necessity of always questioning the data.

 

Lead Speaker: Christine Franklin

 11:15 AM to
12:15 PM
Grand Ballroom A & C NorthGeneralMajor PresentationDesign Systemic Structures within the Mathematics Education Community

Using a Variety of Media to Lead Courageous Conversations Among Mathematics Education Stakeholders
As change agents for ensuring that each and every student has access to a meaningful and relevant mathematics education, it is important that we are able to orchestrate courageous conversations around issues of equity and social justice among stakeholders. Participants will examine a variety of media that can be used as catalysts for courageous conversations around stereotypes and beliefs about particular groups of students and dangerous assumptions about their mathematics abilities. Strategies for conducting the conversations will also be discussed.

 

Lead Speaker: Marilyn Strutchens

 1:45 PM to
2:45 PM
Grand Ballroom A & C NorthGeneralMajor PresentationConstruct Impactful Mathematics Coaching

Guided Collaboration to Support Teachers in Number Talks: Insights and Challenges
In this session I'll share findings of a small study of two high school preservice teachers as they participated in ten cycles of guided collaboration to learn to implement Number Talks. With my support, the teachers collaborated in planning, teaching, observing each other's Number Talks, and reflecting on what they noticed. During the session, we'll watch videos of their planning and reflection meetings and discuss the biggest issues the teachers faced as they learned to elicit and support students' ideas. We'll also think together about the coach's role in guided collaboration.

 

Lead Speaker: Cathy Humphreys

 3:00 PM to
4:00 PM
Grand Ballroom A & C NorthGeneralMajor PresentationDesign Systemic Structures within the Mathematics Education Community

Building Capacity in Statistics and Mathematical Modeling
With the rise of data science and interdisciplinary professions, the quantitative, computational and communication skills needed in the workforce are growing.  This requires ongoing professional development to help teachers engage students in mathematical modeling and statistics in ways that teachers may not have experienced as students or in their preparation programs.  To facilitate new practices in their classrooms, teachers need ongoing support, which can be provided through the powerful combination of professional development and learning communities.  The Mathematical Association of America has developed several National Science Foundation (NSF) funded national-scale professional development mechanisms to build evidence-based teaching practices within professional learning communities.   Through an institutional NSF grant, I have also partnered with a school district to build teacher-led professional development in mathematical modeling for elementary school teachers.   I'll introduce several of these programs and emphasize elements that led to sustained success and growth both of the professional development effort and of the community-building.

 

Lead Speaker: Rachel Levy

 3:00 PM to
4:00 PM
Grand Ballroom BGeneralSpotlight SpeakerBuild Mathematical Capacity

Utilizing Math History to Embrace Equity, Failure, and Authentic Problem Solving in Leadership Communities
In order to move forward in math education with clarity, conviction, and compassion for equity, we need to have a broader lens. Specifically, one that looks back at our past, and the multitude of interwoven stories from thousands of years of global contribution. The thematic development of mathematics, with all its historic struggles, human resilience, and collective journeys, must be braided into our equity goals and mandates for the math leaders of today and tomorrow.

 

Lead Speaker: Sunil Singh

 4:15 PM to
5:15 PM
Grand Ballroom A & C NorthGeneralMajor PresentationBuild Mathematical Capacity

How Mathematicians Play: Creating a Culture of Ownership, Rigor, and Joy in Math Class
Play is one of the most effective ways to explore new contexts and make connections. Still, play without boundaries won't help us to achieve our teaching goals. We need to develop structures and strategies to connect meaningful exploration and develop true mathematical understanding. This session will focus on concrete methods to marry play and rigor in math class. Using conjectures and counterexamples, classroom openers, and other routines, we can build a classroom culture that motivates students to think more deeply and take ownership of their own mathematical learning.

 

Lead Speaker: Daniel Finkel

 
Major Sessions, Tuesday, March 31
 
 8:15 AM to
9:15 AM
Grand Ballroom A & C NorthGeneralMajor PresentationBuild Mathematical Capacity

Why Are There Still Elephants in the (Mathematics Class-) Room?
Why are there still elephants in the mathematics classroom? These "elephants" often present roadblocks to students' engagement and learning. Such elephants might include the following: 1. Inaccurate and unfounded conceptions about girls learning mathematics 2. Inaccurate and unfounded conceptions about students of color learning mathematics 3. Missed opportunities for secondary students to learn from hands-on experience 4. Reliance on memorization and procedures to "do" mathematics 5. Using "let me show you how to do it" as a primary method of teaching The presenter will integrate experiences, research, and classroom video to examine related points and provide challenges for changing the narrative to release the elephants from the mathematics classroom.

 

Lead Speaker: Thomasenia Adams

 10:00 AM to
11:00 AM
Grand Ballroom A & C NorthGeneralMajor PresentationDesign Systemic Structures within the Mathematics Education Community

Bold Mathematics Leadership: Create a culture of continuous improvement using NCSM Leadership Essential Actions
Every mathematics leader is charged with forging a path leading to improved student learning through meaningful commitments to those they serve. What does it take to live a courageous and bold mathematics leadership life?  Through examples, Mona will explore the second guiding principle of the newly released Framework for Mathematics Leadership. Walk away with bold leadership strategies to empower a culture of productive professionalism and continuous improvement.

 

Lead Speaker: Mona Toncheff

 11:15 AM to
12:15 PM
Columbus HGeneralPresidents ExchangeDesign Systemic Structures within the Mathematics Education Community

Presidents Exchange - NCTM Catalyzing Change: Initiating Critical Conversations in Mathematics Teaching and Learning
The National Council of Teachers of Mathematics formed three writing teams at the early childhood/elementary, middle school, and high school levels with the intent to initiate the critical conversations needed to address issues in school mathematics. The Catalyzing Change series focuses on recommendations in school mathematics with the purpose of initiating critical conversations for improving mathematics teaching and learning in school mathematics. This session will focus on initiating critical conversations based on the key recommendations from the Catalyzing Change series.

 

Lead Speaker: Robert Q. Berry, III

 11:15 AM to
12:15 PM
Roosevelt 3BGeneralPresidents ExchangeDesign Systemic Structures within the Mathematics Education Community

Presidents Exchange - TODOS Influencing the Culture that Marginalizes Our Children
It falls upon educators to be activist on behalf of our children. The system that we know and are comfortable in does not work for our children.   The exclusive culture is deeply ingrained and inequities are unrecognizable.  Let's spend some time together reflecting on how we can influence this culture.  How can we be a catalyst for a change of hearts and minds?

 

Lead Speaker: Diana Ceja

 2:15 PM to
3:15 PM
Randolph 2GeneralPresidents ExchangeBuild Mathematical Capacity

Discover Grants and Scholarships Availability to Build Innovation in Mathematics Education
Do you want to improve your mathematical knowledge and your leadership, collaboration, and professional development skills in order to grow your influence in the mathematics education world?  The Mathematics Education Trust (MET) provides grants, scholarships, and awards that support teachers, mathematics leaders, and mathematics researchers with funds for materials, lesson development, conference travel, coursework, professional development, technology, in-service, and action research.  Come join us for an interactive session on grant writing!

 

Lead Speaker: Suzanne Mitchell

 2:15 PM to
3:15 PM
Grand Ballroom A & C NorthGeneralMajor PresentationDesign Systemic Structures within the Mathematics Education Community

The new culture code: Simplifying the complex rules of change!
We can simplify the complex problem of systemic change through a relentless culture code that values: Improving the emotional impact of every teacher, leading the respectful treatment of every teacher of mathematics, and leading through a simple set of rules that stimulate complex, collaborative and intricate behaviors benefiting students.The teachers you lead can solve extremely complex probelms using just a few rules of thumb. In this actively engaged session, we discover and discuss those rules!

 

Lead Speaker: Timothy Kanold

 
Major Sessions, Wednesday, April 1
 
 8:15 AM to
9:15 AM
Michigan 39-12 High SchoolPresidents ExchangeBuild Mathematical Capacity

Presidents Exchange - AMTE The Five Practices in Practice: Successfully Orchestrating Mathematics Discussions in your High School Classroom
There are many challenges that teachers face when facilitating productive mathematics discussions in high school, including identifying meaningful mathematical goals and rich tasks, launching a task in ways to provide students with a path to success, and supporting students as they individually and collaboratively make sense of the mathematical ideas. This session will provide teachers and leaders with strategies for orchestrating productive discussions in high school classrooms in ways that support all students' mathematical learning.

 

Lead Speaker: Michael Steele
Co-Presenter: Margaret Smith
Co-Presenter: Miriam Sherin

 8:15 AM to
9:15 AM
Grand Ballroom A & C NorthGeneralMajor PresentationBuild Mathematical Capacity

Talk Number 2 Me: Mathematics & Mindfulness
What is school for? To educate? Do we draw out students' talents and passion for mathematics? Social-Emotional Intelligence is the key component to engendering formidable mathematical learning. Dynamic Mindfulness is a trauma-informed mindfulness program that strengthens students' identities as sense-makers and problem solvers. Let's examine how the TRU Framework and Emotional Intelligence will build powerful mathematical identities and master the Standards of Mathematical Practice.

 

Lead Speaker: Christina Lincoln-Moore

 9:30 AM to
10:30 AM
Grand Ballroom A & C NorthGeneralMajor PresentationBuild Mathematical Capacity

Building Thinking Classrooms
We know that problem solving is an effective way for students to learn to think mathematically and to acquire deep knowledge and understanding of the mathematics they are learning. Simply problematizing the mathematics curriculum, however, does not help constitute the practice that teachers want or students need. Equally, infusion of problem-based learning into the mathematics curriculum does not help with the transformations we want to see in our classrooms. What we need are a set of practices that, along with good problems, can build thinking classrooms. In this presentation, Dr. Peter Liljedahl looks at a series of such practices, emerging from 15 years of research, that can help to build an environment conducive to problem-based learning. He will unpack his research that has demonstrates that a problem-based learning environment and culture can quickly be established, even in classrooms where students resist change.

 

Lead Speaker: Peter Liljedahl

 10:45 AM to
11:45 AM
Grand Ballroom A & C NorthGeneralMajor PresentationBuild Mathematical Capacity

This is Us! Connecting Mathematics to Life Experiences
The tiniest events in our lives impact who we become. Each of us has a story - a story that could be used to facilitate the teaching of mathematics with real-world application.  To nurture the desire for students to learn and educators to diversify mathematics instruction, we have to think outside of the box.  Participants will learn how to support the design of clear, well-organized mathematical tasks reflective of best practices and appropriate for diverse learners.

 

Lead Speaker: Brea Ratliff

 1:45 PM to
2:45 PM
Columbus IJKLGeneralMajor PresentationBuild Mathematical Capacity

Creating Interesting Ways for Students to be Right and Wrong
Correct math depends on right answers. But meaningful math celebrates both right and wrong answers, allowing students to intrepidly explore and express their reasoning in varied and interesting ways. In this session, we'll examine high- and low-tech ways for teachers to celebrate diverse work and build on student thinking in every form.

 

Lead Speaker: Eli Luberoff

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