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

 
Monday Sessions, Monday, March 30
 
 7:00 AM to
8:00 AM
Columbus ABGeneralNCSM Business

Affiliate Leaders Meeting

 


 7:00 AM to
7:30 AM
Columbus CDGeneralRegular Presentation

First-timers Session

 


 8:00 AM to
9:15 AM
Grand Ballroom CD South & EFGeneralKeynote Presentation

Keynote: Courageous Edventures

 


 9:30 AM to
10:30 AM
Michigan 1AGeneralRegular PresentationDesign Systemic Structures within the Mathematics Education Community

Building a Mathematics Coaching Community
Facing a growing need for qualified math coaches in our area, math specialists at the University of Alabama in Huntsville developed a coaching community to prepare teacher leaders to become math coaches and to enhance the skills and knowledge of current coaches. We will share the resources we are using to develop their  mathematical content and pedagogical knowledge and how we are helping them to work with adult learners.

 

Lead Speaker: Jeanne Simpson
Co-Presenter: Sheila Holt
Co-Presenter: Lisa McDonough
Co-Presenter: Carrie Plank
Co-Presenter: LeShell Smith

 9:30 AM to
10:30 AM
Michigan 1C9-12 High SchoolRegular PresentationBuild Mathematical Capacity

Building Capacity for Rigor and the Mathematical Practices in High School Classrooms
What might Rigor look like in a high school mathematics classroom? In what ways might students demonstrate the eight mathematical practices? In what ways are rigor and the mathematical practices inseparable? Participants will experience multiple answers to these three questions that will increase their own capacities in three ways. Participants will increase their capacity for mathematical knowledge, coaching other mathematics teachers, and directly teaching mathematics to students in Grades 9-12.

 

Lead Speaker: Tim Truitt
Co-Presenter: Phil Daro

 9:30 AM to
10:30 AM
Michigan 2GeneralRegular PresentationDesign Systemic Structures within the Mathematics Education Community

Building Math Leadership Teams in Chicago Schools
How do we build leadership capacity within schools to positively impact math teaching and learning? This session will share our work to develop and support math leadership teams, including administrators and teacher leaders, in four Chicago Public Schools. We will discuss ways that teams set goals and strategically planned and implemented school-wide improvement efforts, emphasizing teacher learning through collaboration and professional development sessions. We will also discuss efforts toward sustaining the work after our partnership ends.

 

Lead Speaker: Jeanne DiDomenico
Co-Presenter: Debbie Leslie
Co-Presenter: Anastasia Hildner

 9:30 AM to
10:30 AM
Columbus IJK-5 ElementaryRegular PresentationBuild Mathematical Capacity

Challenge Accepted: Preparing All Students for the Future with Mathematical Rigor
When students face challenging problems, we don't want them to give up. We want them to make connections, think creatively, and try different avenues toward solutions. The goal of rigorous math instruction is to guide all students to become highly capable problem solvers in non-routine situations, prepared for future success. Join MIND Research Institute, a nonprofit specializing in neuroscience and education research, to discuss what true rigorous learning can look like.

 

Lead Speaker: Nigel Nisbet

 9:30 AM to
10:30 AM
Columbus CDK-5 ElementaryRegular PresentationConstruct Impactful Mathematics Coaching

Coaching: Connecting and Collaborating to Inspire Teachers to Meet the Needs of Each and Every Learner
Coaching: the connection for inspiring teachers toward impactful lesson planning and instruction.  Move teachers from text-reliance to innovative lesson design, founded on mathematics standards and learners' needs. We'll share our collaborative initiative which inspired teachers to discover mathematical understandings and visionary instruction, resulting in a 71% increase on state-based testing.  Build expertise leading teachers, and ultimately students, into greater achievement and success. Explore unit templates and differentiated lesson strategies to equip and excite your teachers.

 

Lead Speaker: Lori Everson
Co-Presenter: Nanci Smith

 9:30 AM to
10:30 AM
Michigan 3GeneralRegular PresentationBuild Mathematical Capacity

Defining Rigor in the Math Classroom
"Rigor" is a fraught word in mathematics education.  It has carried with it both hope and punishment for historically underserved populations.   In this session, we will first explore a modernized meaning of rigor in mathematics education, developed in partnership with leading K-12 and Higher Education mathematicians. We will then dive deeper into the implications that a shared definition of rigor could have on equity-minded leadership, curriculum and instruction, including practical recommendations for implementation.

 

Lead Speaker: Michael Greenlee
Co-Presenter: Douglas Sovde

 9:30 AM to
10:30 AM
Columbus EFGeneralRegular PresentationConstruct Impactful Mathematics Coaching

Developing a Keen Eye: A Research-Based Coaching Protocol that Shifts Teachers' Orientation Around Classroom Video-Based Conversations
Participants will experience an innovative video-based classroom analysis protocol that has been empirically linked to teachers' usable content knowledge, instructional practices, and student achievement (Kersting, 2010, 2012). We will unpack the usefulness of the keen-eye protocol as a coaching model and as a means for promoting teaching for conceptual understanding (Hiebert & Grouws, 2007).  How do teachers respond to classroom video after developing this keen eye? We will share insights gained (and data) from our work.

 

Lead Speaker: Jamila Riser
Co-Presenter: Valerie Maxwell

 9:30 AM to
10:30 AM
Columbus HK-5 ElementaryRegular PresentationBuild Mathematical Capacity

Educative Curriculum…Educative for Whom? Explore Opportunties for Learning within Illustrative Mathematics K-5 Curriculum
Do you feel as if teaching and learning happen in isolation? Want to think more about what it can look like and sound like to work on student learning and teacher learning in tandem? Come explore educative structures in the upcoming Illustrative Mathematics K-5 Curriculum that support adult and student learning.  Learn from work that's been done with preservice and inservice teachers, coaches, and administrators.

 

Lead Speaker: Jody Guarino
Co-Presenter: Shelbi Cole
Co-Presenter: John Drake
Co-Presenter: Kristin Gray
Co-Presenter: Allison Hintz

 9:30 AM to
10:30 AM
Grand Ballroom D North3-5 IntermediateRegular PresentationDesign Systemic Structures within the Mathematics Education Community

Eight Instructional Responses to Formative Assessment: Coaching Instructional Decisions
The teachers you work with have focused on using formative assessment to better understand student knowledge. Now those teachers are asking you about what they should do next based on the evidence. In this session, we will explore eight instructional responses to be used in responding to evidence of fraction understanding. We will use the evidence from a set of student work to consider instructional responses based on the evidence.

 

Lead Speaker: Elizabeth Petit Cunningham

 9:30 AM to
10:30 AM
Roosevelt 3BK-5 ElementaryRegular PresentationMonitor Evidence of Equitable Mathematics Learning

Implementing real-world learning experiences to provide students equitable learning and assessment opportunities
Do you wonder what your students are thinking while they are grappling with a complex, real-world learning experience? We must, as mathematics educators, be able to elicit student thinking and make effective instructional decisions based on those thoughts. Participants will utilize an implementation protocol, anticipate a variety of student solution pathways and explore effective teacher actions to promote equitable learning and assessment opportunities for all students.

 

Lead Speaker: Julie Thiele

 9:30 AM to
10:30 AM
Roosevelt 3AK-5 ElementaryRegular PresentationDesign Systemic Structures within the Mathematics Education Community

Making IMPACTS: Transforming Teachers into Classroom and Regional Change Agents
Change Agents grow from inciting passion, establishing collaborative communities of practice, creating content development opportunities, and providing intentional strategic support.  IMPACTS, a partnership between public schools, a community foundation, and university outreach. IMPACTS improves elementary school mathematics teaching and learning, retains teachers through satisfaction and success, and provides teacher leadership pathways. We will share program structures and 4 years of lessons learned.

 

Lead Speaker: Melissa Hosten
Co-Presenter: Carrie Burdon
Co-Presenter: Deborrah Black
Co-Presenter: Eboney McKinney
Co-Presenter: Elisabeth Bankhead
Co-Presenter: Nancy Casagrande

 9:30 AM to
10:30 AM
Columbus KL3-8 Upper Elementary / MiddleRegular PresentationConstruct Impactful Mathematics Coaching

Making Mathematics Accessible: Supporting Teachers to Engage with English Learners and Diverse Learners
In this interactive session, we will focus on concepts and instructional strategies to support access and achievement in mathematics for all students, especially English Learners and diverse learners. Participants will investigate methods that teach academic vocabulary and support academic discussions, including concrete, effective ways to help learners enrich their understanding of mathematical concepts. We will also spend time developing a plan to support teachers in implementing strategies in their classrooms.

 

Lead Speaker: Katie Salguero
Co-Presenter: Angela Knotts

 9:30 AM to
10:30 AM
Michigan 1BGeneralRegular PresentationMonitor Evidence of Equitable Mathematics Learning

Math We Can! A Lab Approach to Growing Students as Mathematicians and Building Teacher Efficacy
The ability to examine the link between specific mathematics teaching practices and student learning requires that teachers build new understandings, skills, and mind frames. Learn about a professional-learning and coaching process which increases teacher effectiveness through formative assessment aligned with research-based instructional practices and curriculum standards. Plan for implementation of this lab approach to empower teachers and students as learners and mathematicians and improve mathematics achievement in your own setting.

 

Lead Speaker: Sue Chapman
Co-Presenter: Mary Mitchell

 9:30 AM to
10:30 AM
Randolph 3GeneralRegular PresentationConstruct Impactful Mathematics Coaching

Mathematical Language Routines: Coaching for Access and Equity
Join us to engage in Mathematical Language Routines (MLRs) that support students in simultaneously meeting language demands while building content knowledge. Learning to use MLRs in daily instruction is a journey. Let's explore how coaching teachers through this work ensures every student has access. In sharing samples from our work with teachers, you'll leave inspired to try these MLRs with your own communities!

 

Co-Presenter: Vanessa Cerrahoglu
Lead Speaker: Craig Schneider

 9:30 AM to
10:30 AM
Randolph 2GeneralRegular Presentation

NCSM Coaching Kick-Off Session!
Are you a coach or teacher leader or new to coaching? Is this your first time attending the NCSM conference? Join us at the kick-off session where you will network with other coaches and teacher leaders. We will show you the foundational elements for math coaching and direct you to sessions related to your areas of growth. You won't want to miss this session!

 

Lead Speaker: Georgina Rivera
Co-Presenter: Jackie Palmquist

 9:30 AM to
10:30 AM
Randolph 1APk-2 PrimaryRegular PresentationBuild Mathematical Capacity

Number Progressions in Action: Meeting the Needs of ALL Students at the Small Group Table and Beyond
Come learn how as a large school district we successfully supported our instructional coaches in the implementation of number progressions in their primary classrooms.  Our goal was to support teachers in making day to day instructional decisions during their small group teaching to ensure that ALL students' needs were being met.  The trainings we offered, resources we used, materials developed and the success we have seen will be shared with all!

 

Lead Speaker: Michelle Luster
Co-Presenter: Leslie Grayson

 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

 9:30 AM to
10:30 AM
Columbus GGeneralRegular PresentationDesign Systemic Structures within the Mathematics Education Community

Redesigning School Improvement Structures: Leveraging School Coaching Teams as Direct Support to Schools
Leveraging change in the mathematics classroom requires strong instructional leadership (NCSM Essential Actions: Instructional Leadership in Mathematics Education, 2019).  In this engaging session, participants will examine innovative ways to enhance the school improvement planning process to build leadership capacity, provide ongoing support to schools. Participants will examine how a school coaching team model may be used to facilitate school improvement planning, develop administrators as instructional leaders, and provide ongoing support to school teams.

 

Lead Speaker: Jenny Novak
Co-Presenter: Bill Barnes

 9:30 AM to
10:30 AM
Grand Ballroom CD South & EFGeneralRegular PresentationBuild Mathematical Capacity

Supporting Professionals to Counteract Racism and Oppression in the Discretionary Spaces of their Work
This presentation will focus on ways to help educators learn to use their discretionary power to counteract patterns and habits of practice that reproduce racism and inequity.  We will investigate how these patterns can be interrupted and replaced with practices that support justice and equity. Focusing on the important work of those who support teachers, this session will examine how to develop systematically and make possible instruction that deliberately disrupts inequity.

 

Lead Speaker: Deborah Ball

 9:30 AM to
10:30 AM
Columbus AB3-5 IntermediateRegular PresentationConstruct Impactful Mathematics Coaching

The Road to Representation: Coaching a yearlong PD plan.
Do your teachers value the importance of representation?  Hear about a year long journey of how 2 math coaches guided teachers through task selection, planning, implementation, and assessment through the lens of representation.  In this hands on session, participants will analyze tasks that provide representation, student work samples, and discuss next steps that will guide future instruction.

 

Lead Speaker: Randi Blue
Co-Presenter: Cheryl Akers

 11:15 AM to
12:15 PM
Randolph 1BGeneralRegular PresentationBuild Mathematical Capacity

A Journey Toward Improving Math Outcomes for Students
Discover how eight districts are collaborating to learn what impacts student learning. Teachers, coaches, and administrators focused on developing growth mindset, learning about instructional practices, and supporting continuous improvement.

 

Lead Speaker: Kim Webb
Co-Presenter: Stephanie Verners

 11:15 AM to
12:15 PM
Grand Ballroom BGeneralRegular PresentationConstruct Impactful Mathematics Coaching

Coaching to Improve Teacher Questioning
Teachers ask many questions every day. How can coaches help teachers to use questioning effectively to improve student achievement? This session examines how teachers plan, ask, and reflect on their use of questions. Support teachers to focus on student thinking and use actions to ensure that students are the ones making sense of their strategies in solving problems. This session provides tools for coaching teachers to create environments where students do the sense making.

 

Lead Speaker: Edward Nolan

 11:15 AM to
12:15 PM
Michigan 3K-5 ElementaryRegular PresentationDesign Systemic Structures within the Mathematics Education Community

Collaborative Coaching Structures: Building a Teacher Centered Coaching System
This session explores a unique teacher centered, collaboration based coaching system.  An overview of the systemic structure will be shared. Participants will explore how mathematics coaches engage with teachers and leave with tools and resources that may be used in their schools or districts to establish or redefine mathematics coaching. Considerations and support for developing a systemic collaborative based coaching model will be shared for district/school level administrators, coaches and teacher leaders. .

 

Lead Speaker: Denise Trakas
Co-Presenter: Ben Beckam
Co-Presenter: Channon Toles
Co-Presenter: Christin O'Keefe

 11:15 AM to
12:15 PM
Columbus GGeneralRegular PresentationConstruct Impactful Mathematics Coaching

Contextualizing Coaching with IC Maps and Video
Innovation Configuration (IC) maps guide coaching conversations by helping teachers focus on the concrete and tangible aspects of teacher and student actions that lead to deep conceptual understanding. Dana Center's research-informed IC maps provide the context for coaches and teachers to engage in reflective ongoing learning, assessment of needs, and goal setting for improvement. Participants in this session will use video analysis of mathematics classrooms to practice needs assessment and goal setting conversations.

 

Lead Speaker: Shelly LeDoux
Co-Presenter: Jacqueline LeJeune

 11:15 AM to
12:15 PM
Roosevelt 3BGeneralRegular PresentationConstruct Impactful Mathematics Coaching

Designing Transformational Professional Development Opportunities for Diverse Adult Learners-Let's Get Andragogical!
One of the many responsibilities of a mathematics coach is providing professional development in order to increase teachers' mathematical content and pedagogical knowledge. Designing transformational professional development requires the application of the principles of learning to adult learners (andragogical knowledge). This interactive session will provide strategies that can easily be implemented to meet the needs of diverse adult learners when planning professional development opportunities.

 

Lead Speaker: Sandra Davis

 11:15 AM to
12:15 PM
Columbus EF6-12 SecondaryRegular PresentationMonitor Evidence of Equitable Mathematics Learning

Effective Leadership in the Implementation of Proficiency-Based Grading and Reporting in Mathematics
The proficiency-based grading and reporting movement is at a critical stage with numerous innovative approaches being modeled and assessed. This session features the learning, challenges, and successes of implementing and evolving this work within mathematics teaching and learning. Key insights into developing teacher, students, and community capacity and support for engaging in proficiency-based teacher/student relationships will be shared. Burgeoning challenges and areas for improvement will be discussed and program-wide student learning data will be shared.

 

Lead Speaker: Darshan Jain

 11:15 AM to
12:15 PM
Michigan 1BGeneralRegular PresentationDesign Systemic Structures within the Mathematics Education Community

Gonna Lay Down My Burdens! Leading Mathematics from the Center of Culturally Relevant Teaching and Social Justice
Leaders of school mathematics are faced with re-envisioning school mathematics for students who have been historically marginalized by stagnant, disconnected teaching practices, curriculum and leadership. The power of culturally responsive practice lies in radically challenging what mathematics is, how mathematics is taught and led, and who can be successful doing it. In this session, participants explore samples of relevancy and core leadership practices that make it possible to center student and community culture in school and district success.

 

Lead Speaker: Lou Matthews
Co-Presenter: Shelly Jones
Co-Presenter: Rebeka Matthews Sousa

 11:15 AM to
12:15 PM
Columbus CD6-8 MiddleRegular PresentationBuild Mathematical Capacity

How Might We Rethink Intervention?
Do you have students who struggle and need intervention? What is the answer? Pre-teach? Vocab drill? More practice? Join us to experience intervention redesigned; a course focusing on relationships, problem-solving, and enjoying mathematics. Experience activities to support students as they rebuild their mathematical identity and hear comments from student surveys.

 

Lead Speaker: Karen Wootton

 11:15 AM to
12:15 PM
Michigan 1CK-5 ElementaryRegular PresentationBuild Mathematical Capacity

Improving Student Achievement through Engaging and Equitable Lesson Design by Supporting Teachers through Collaborative Processes
Teaching mathematics based on student interest, student needs, and background is a major component of engagement in learning.  How do we design lessons that not only engage students but are equitable for those who are marginalized? What structures and professional learning must be in place for teachers?  Learn how to support teachers in engaging students in rigorous, equitable mathematics instruction through the lessons learned in a high poverty, greatly diverse, urban school system.

 

Lead Speaker: Natalie Crist
Co-Presenter: Emily Dwivedi

 11:15 AM to
12:15 PM
Columbus KL6-8 MiddleRegular PresentationBuild Mathematical Capacity

Orchestrating Productive Mathematics Discussions: Overcoming the Challenges
The 5 Practices -- anticipating, monitoring, selecting, sequencing and connecting --provide a model for effectively using student responses in whole-class discussions that is intended to make discussions more manageable by moderating the degree of improvisation needed during the lesson. Enacting the model, however, is not without its challenges.  This session will focus on identifying challenges associated with orchestrating productive mathematics discussions and providing insights on how to address those challenges.

 

Lead Speaker: Margaret Smith

 11:15 AM to
12:15 PM
Columbus ABGeneralRegular PresentationBuild Mathematical Capacity

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

 

Lead Speaker: John Staley
Co-Presenter: Diane Briars
Co-Presenter: Linda Gojak
Co-Presenter: Carole Greenes
Co-Presenter: Timothy Kanold
Co-Presenter: Henry Kepner
Co-Presenter: Steve Leinwand
Co-Presenter: Valerie Mills
Co-Presenter: Suzanne Mitchell
1Co-Presenter: Connie Schrock

 11:15 AM to
12:15 PM
Michigan 1AK-5 ElementaryRegular PresentationConstruct Impactful Mathematics Coaching

Supporting Teachers in Planning to Facilitate Rich Tasks
Join us as we explore ways to support teachers in planning to facilitate rich tasks. We will plan a sample task by previewing mathematical content and practices, brainstorming students' strategies and misconceptions, and examining ways to support all students while maximizing their opportunities to learn. Participants will walk away with a template they can use to support teachers in planning to facilitate any rich mathematical task.

 

Lead Speaker: Kathryn Flores

 11:15 AM to
12:15 PM
Grand Ballroom D NorthGeneralRegular PresentationDesign Systemic Structures within the Mathematics Education Community

Taking Teacher Leadership and Learning to the Next Level: A Model for Professional Learning Cadres
Teachers working together to try new techniques not only build their own skills, but also have the best chance of helping other teachers see the potential of something new. We will discuss our development of collaborative teacher cadres who conduct action research and then facilitate professional learning experiences in district mini-conferences. Participants leave with tools for organization, resources, and tips for utilizing local resources to build teacher leaders and create low-cost, effective professional learning experiences.

 

Lead Speaker: Natevidad Casas
Co-Presenter: Chantelle Elliott
Co-Presenter: Marjorie Huber

 11:15 AM to
12:15 PM
Randolph 1AGeneralRegular PresentationConstruct Impactful Mathematics Coaching

The Coaching Equation: Five Steps to Formulate Effective Math Coaching
Looking for the formula to build effective coaching relationships? Join us as we share our 5-step approach to individualize support for teachers in all grade levels. Participants will explore our systematic coaching method, collaborate to create reflective questions and generate specifc action steps desgined to move all teachers toward effective instruction.

 

Lead Speaker: Lynley Smith
Co-Presenter: Staci Torok

 11:15 AM to
12:15 PM
Randolph 36-8 MiddleRegular PresentationBuild Mathematical Capacity

The Math Shark Tank: Entrepreneurial Challenges for Middle Grades
The Design & Pitch (D&P) Challenges in STEM is a novel mathematics curricular framework that combines features of project-based learning, design-based learning, and entrepreneurial-based learning within entrepreneurial pitch competitions. Attendees will explore the overarching framework, overviews of the nine challenges, and an example challenge in which students build, test, refine, and monetize rating/ranking algorithms. Presenters will discuss preliminary findings on how this framework can increase students' interest and engagement in STEM, while supporting mathematics learning.

 

Lead Speaker: Michael Belcher
Co-Presenter: Jere Confrey
Co-Presenter: Erin Krupa

 11:15 AM to
12:15 PM
Roosevelt 3A3-8 Upper Elementary / MiddleRegular PresentationBuild Mathematical Capacity

Understanding the Why Behind What We Do: Manipulatives and Area Models For Building Connections to Multiply Fractions
This hands-on session uses visual models and manipulatives to stress connections between the area model and procedural fluency when multiplying fractions and mixed numbers.  Further exploration with manipulatives and models illuminates connections to an algorithm and procedural fluency required in upper elementary grades.  A reflective look at coaching partnerships shows advancement of teachers' learning as they gain meaningful understanding based on connections and highlights the effects on student engagement and conceptual development of mathematical content.

 

Lead Speaker: Denise Porch

 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

 11:15 AM to
12:15 PM
Michigan 23-8 Upper Elementary / MiddleRegular PresentationBuild Mathematical Capacity

Vertical Exploration of Standards to Support Equitable Math Learning & Teaching-Expressions & Equations
Come to this hands-on workshop where we will explore  the vertical progression of standards and how this collaborative process can support both learning and teaching. Participants will build a vertical progression of mathematical standards focused on Expressions & Equations from grades 3 through Algebra. The goal is for participatns to both build their own mathematical understanding for teaching and to clarify key focus areas at each grade in order to help identify the progression of standards, any learning gaps, and needed instructional supports.

 

Lead Speaker: Dr. Karen Greenhaus
Co-Presenter: Gerri Dupee, M. Ed.

 11:15 AM to
12:15 PM
Columbus IJGeneralRegular PresentationDesign Systemic Structures within the Mathematics Education Community

Why Aren't We There Yet?
We've taken one bold step after another in mathematics education for decades. NCSM redefined basic skills in 1975, NCTM published a problem-solving-focused agenda in 1980 and standards in 1989. States created, then ramped up standards, with NCTM and NCSM providing resources to empower leaders and teachers. Why haven't we seen the improvement we envisioned? Let's look together at what's worked, what gets in the way, and where we can go next.

 

Lead Speaker: Cathy Seeley

 11:15 AM to
12:15 PM
Columbus HK-5 ElementaryRegular PresentationConstruct Impactful Mathematics Coaching

Coaching to Advance Justice: Revising Coaching Tools to Explicitly Attend to Issues of Justice and Equity
Mathematics class provides a powerful setting for disrupting historical biases about who gets to be smart. One way to take action toward this end is to revise mathematics coaching tools to include explicit moves teachers can make to advance justice, including attending to issues of status and positioning and intentionally highlighting all students' mathematical competencies. Analyze and try out examples of such tools, and bring one of your own to revise with colleagues.

 

Lead Speaker: Karen Reinhardt

 12:30 PM to
1:30 PM
Grand Ballroom CD South & EFMeal Function

Monday Luncheon: Ignite Session

 


 1:45 PM to
2:45 PM
Grand Ballroom D NorthGeneralRegular PresentationBuild Mathematical Capacity

Building Math Residue with Lessons that Stick
Many times throughout a school year, we teach a lesson and the understanding goes out with the trash because student retention is minimal. What makes things worse, is the misconceptions we thought we addressed resurface towards the end of a unit.  Let's explore how task selection can play a pivotal role in building math residue which helps understanding stick and it can reduce the number of times that misconceptions rear their ugly head.

 

Lead Speaker: Graham Fletcher

 1:45 PM to
2:45 PM
Columbus H9-12 High SchoolRegular PresentationBuild Mathematical Capacity

Building Mathematical Literacy through CTE
Learn how a large urban inner-city school district has worked to create opportunity within every CTE course to increase math literacy across 16 high schools.  The presenters will discuss the process used to integrate rigorous mathematical tasks within each course.  Participants will learn how to develop confidence and buy-in from CTE teachers as they integrate mathematical practices and standards into their courses using examples from multiple industries.

 

Lead Speaker: Jeanette Scott
Co-Presenter: Roshani Dubel

 1:45 PM to
2:45 PM
Randolph 1A3-5 IntermediateRegular PresentationBuild Mathematical Capacity

Building Teacher Capacity for Equitable Mathematics Instruction
Our district is passionate about providing the best possible learning opportunities for students. However, due to the significant demands on teachers' time and the need to think deeply about many different subjects, they often lack opportunities to build capacity for high-level mathematics teaching. In response, we developed a year-long course to deepen teachers' mathematical content and pedagogical knowledge. This session will share our journey and reflections regarding shifts in teacher dispositions and instructional efficacy.

 

Lead Speaker: Karla Bandemer
Co-Presenter: Becky Evans
Co-Presenter: Delise Andrews

 1:45 PM to
2:45 PM
Michigan 3GeneralRegular PresentationDesign Systemic Structures within the Mathematics Education Community

Championing Excellence: Creating an Equitable, Gold-Standard Mathematics Program in Your School
In this presentation, you will see statewide efforts to define and implement a gold-standard mathematics program of excellence in each of its schools. Following an introduction to the work, you will learn how you can utilize Title IV.A funds to create your own mathematics program of excellence at the school, district, and state levels.

 

Lead Speaker: Christine Koerner
Co-Presenter: Levi Patrick

 1:45 PM to
2:45 PM
Michigan 1CGeneralRegular PresentationBuild Mathematical Capacity

Collaborating with School Teams to Use Data to Differentiate Math Instruction
Today's math teachers have tons of data at their fingertips, but may not have the training to know how to effectively use it to differentiate instruction. In this session, math leaders will learn the ways that they can guide their teacher teams to leverage data, such as Quantile measures, to collaboratively map learning paths for all students in their schools.

 

Lead Speaker: Bernard Frost

 1:45 PM to
2:45 PM
Columbus GGeneralRegular PresentationDesign Systemic Structures within the Mathematics Education Community

Creating Virtual Professional Learning Experiences to Build Math Content and Teaching Knowledge
To improve student outcomes, teachers must be experts in content knowledge and high-leverage, evidence-based instructional strategies. This year, Baltimore City Schools developed virtual professional learning opportunities for math teachers, aligned to grade level content, best practices, and assessment/data. Participants will experience the systems and structures our district put in place to promote a culture of continuous improvement, while reflecting on how these ideas can be leveraged in their own roles.

 

Lead Speaker: Beth Sappe
Co-Presenter: Smitha Hughes

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

Delete Deficit Thinking; Why "Low Kids" and "High Kids" is Inaccurate, Ineffective, Unethical, and Counterproductive
Educators often describe their kids as "low" and "high" kids in math. Such thinking is based not only on deficit thinking, but on an oversimplication of mathematics, mathematical development, and mathematical ability. In this presentation, I will provide research from mathematic education and neuroscience, arguing that "low" and "high kids" is not effective, not scientifically accurate, destructive to student's construction of identities as math learners, and contributes to a lack of access to meaningful mathematics.

 

Lead Speaker: Rachel Lambert

 1:45 PM to
2:45 PM
Randolph 1B6-12 SecondaryRegular PresentationDesign Systemic Structures within the Mathematics Education Community

Designing a Professional Learning Cohort to Support High Quality Mathematical Explanations in the Classroom
Designing a  professional learning cohort allows coaches and districts to bring about sustainable change in math classrooms. We will share the professional learning model, student data and the instructional strategies used to strengthen students' mathematical explanations. This model provides every student clear expectations to improve individual mathematical responses to any prompt. We will explore the characteristics of a high quality explanation, strategies for getting students started in their writing, and methods for helping students make improvements to their own writings. Participants will experience the scaffolded learning progression in this session and leave with specific tasks and resources to use in their own schools right away.

 

Lead Speaker: Nick Freathy
Co-Presenter: Ellen Byron

 1:45 PM to
2:45 PM
Columbus EFGeneralRegular PresentationConstruct Impactful Mathematics Coaching

Facilitation and Presentation Strategies That Improve Adult Learning
If the destination is to reach higher levels of learning for all students, then effective professional development alongside coaching must be a part of the school culture. Learn how to increase your effectiveness as a facilitator and coach to make learning stick! Explore innovative strategies to support the delivery of content, collaborative learning, and management of groups, including ways to have difficult conversations to overcome resistance and transform learning for deeper understanding and implementation.

 

Lead Speaker: Dina Mendola

 1:45 PM to
2:45 PM
Randolph 2GeneralRegular PresentationDesign Systemic Structures within the Mathematics Education Community

Fostering Relationships and Leadership in K-8 Schools for Improving Mathematics Teaching
Our session will describe a year-long professional learning Academy designed to support teams of K-8 principals and teacher leaders in strengthening their leadership capacity for improving mathematics teaching and learning in their schools. We will report on the outcomes of the Academy and highlight the models of mathematics leadership developed by the participants. We will address the importance of developing relationships among mathematics teacher educators, school administrators, and teacher leaders to build toward equitable practices.

 

Lead Speaker: Betsy Berry
Co-Presenter: Sheryl Stump
Co-Presenter: Doris Mohr
Co-Presenter: Courtney Flessner
Co-Presenter: Laurie Ferry

 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

 1:45 PM to
2:45 PM
Michigan 1A6-12 SecondaryRegular PresentationMonitor Evidence of Equitable Mathematics Learning

Helping Preservice and Novice Teachers Become Reflective, Continuous, Formative Assessment Users.
Look at a successful year­long program used to develop pre­service and novice teachers' use of timely formative information to make effective instructional decisions. Discuss a progression of activities that support teachers with setting instructional goals and then assessing student progress toward those goals. Free apps that allow quick collection and combination of formative data will be shown. Various forms of lesson monitoring; flexible, dynamic, collaborative grouping practices; and differentiation will be discussed.

 

Lead Speaker: Allan Bellman

 1:45 PM to
2:45 PM
Columbus ABGeneralRegular PresentationConstruct Impactful Mathematics Coaching

Inclusive Mathematics Coaching: Using the Coaching Model to Support Special Education
As instructional coaches, we have seen the need to build bridges between mathematics educators and special educators.  During this session, we will share our experiences in leveraging coaching to support all learners by providing opportunities for merging teacher expertise.  Participants will experience portions of job-embedded professional development we have offered special educators, focused on content, pedagogy, and growth mindset.  Attendees will also explore how coaching can empower all stakeholders and expand access to mathematics.

 

Lead Speaker: Melissa Eastwood
Co-Presenter: Nataliya Paquette
Co-Presenter: Peter Mitchell
Co-Presenter: Stephanie Burroughs

 1:45 PM to
2:45 PM
Roosevelt 3APk-2 PrimaryRegular PresentationConstruct Impactful Mathematics Coaching

It's Easier to Move a Mountain When You've Got Help!  Group Coaching: When teachers learn together with a coach.
This session will explore a structure that embeds professional development in the school day, bringing teachers together with a math coach to engage in collective inquiry into teaching mathematics and to plan for time to experiment with their own students. We will address the different phases of the group coaching cycle: learning together while co-planning a lesson, enacting the lesson, and debriefing together. We will show how teacher collaboration in coaching can be more impactful than individual coaching.

 

Lead Speaker: Donna Johnson
Co-Presenter: Jill Sapoznick
Co-Presenter: Rakhee Dodia

 1:45 PM to
2:45 PM
Columbus IJGeneralRegular PresentationDesign Systemic Structures within the Mathematics Education Community

Secondary and Postsecondary Mathematics Alignment at Scale - It's a Big Job and Someone Has to Do It!
More than twenty state leadership teams are working toward greater secondary-postsecondary alignment for high-quality mathematics. The Conference Board of Mathematical Sciences (CBMS) in partnership with the Dana Center and Achieve are supporting the state level teams' work as change agents over two years. This session will provide information about the goals of the work and partnerships between k-12 and higher education, the structures used to support teams' work, and highlights of progress made.

 

Lead Speaker: Katey Arrington
Co-Presenter: Ted Coe

 1:45 PM to
2:45 PM
Michigan 1BK-5 ElementaryRegular PresentationDesign Systemic Structures within the Mathematics Education Community

Starting the conversation: Using video cases to reflect on equitable mathematics instruction
Mathematics instruction requires a conscious shift from the Eurocentric view of teaching and necessitates that teachers confront injustice in the current educational system. Mathematics leaders must critically examine what biases emerge in observations of classroom events and identify strategies to dismantle practices that continuously promote these inequities. This presentation is designed to stimulate discussions among mathematics educators surrounding these systemic disparities and engage participants in transformational conversations surrounding equitable instruction.

 

Lead Speaker: Kelley Buchheister
Co-Presenter: Christa Jackson
Co-Presenter: Cynthia Taylor

 1:45 PM to
2:45 PM
Columbus KL6-12 SecondaryRegular PresentationDesign Systemic Structures within the Mathematics Education Community

Supporting Teachers' Engagement with Student Thinking Through Lesson Study on Mathematical Modeling
To bridge research and practice this presentation shares results from a recent study investigating lesson study on mathematical modeling. The presenter will discuss how integrating the Five Practices for Orchestrating Mathematics Discussions within the lesson study supported secondary teachers' engagement with student thinking while implementing mathematical modeling. Resources such as lesson study protocols and an annotated lesson plan format will be provided. The presenter will also share recommendations for conducting lesson study on mathematical modeling.

 

Lead Speaker: Jenifer Hummer

 1:45 PM to
2:45 PM
Randolph 3K-5 ElementaryRegular PresentationBuild Mathematical Capacity

The 5 Practices in Practice: Taking on Classroom Challenges
One of the five practices of  orchestrating discussions, anticipating, will be the focus of this session. Carefully consideration will be given to strategies students are likely to use when solving a challenging task; how to respond to student work; and which student strategies address the mathematics to be learned. Specific challenges related to this practice and how to address them will be considered, based on the  work of Smith, Bill and Sherin (2020).

 

Lead Speaker: Victoria Bill
Co-Presenter: Margaret Smith
Co-Presenter: Miriam Sherin

 1:45 PM to
2:45 PM
Michigan 2GeneralRegular PresentationMonitor Evidence of Equitable Mathematics Learning

The Power of Evidence-based Coaching to Promote Equity in Mathematics Classrooms
In this session, participants will experience how MQI Coaching, an evidence-based coaching model developed by researchers at Harvard, promotes equity by using classroom video and a detailed observation rubric to help teachers reflect on the type(s) of mathematical thinking being done by each student in their classrooms. The MQI Coaching routines support attainable and sustainable instructional growth, and help teachers raise their expectations for all students in mathematics, challenging common biases against certain populations.

 

Lead Speaker: Claire Gogolen
Co-Presenter: Jackie Kearney
Co-Presenter: Samantha R. Booth

 1:45 PM to
2:45 PM
Grand Ballroom BPk-2 PrimaryRegular PresentationBuild Mathematical Capacity

The Power of Ideas: Letting Students' Thinking Take Center Stage
Do your students believe that they have important mathematical ideas? Do they believe that mathematics makes sense and is about more than answers? Do you believe that students' ideas should be at the center of the classroom?  We'll explore routines and strategies for eliciting, valuing, and leveraging students' ideas in the PreK-2 classroom (and beyond!) and discuss why monitoring for sense-making is your most important job.

 

Lead Speaker: Annie Fetter

 1:45 PM to
2:45 PM
Roosevelt 3B3-8 Upper Elementary / MiddleRegular PresentationBuild Mathematical Capacity

Thinking Out Loud in Mathematics Classrooms
Think alouds in language arts have been widely documented to improve learning, so why not use them in math class? Teacher-led think alouds enable all learners to have access to the covert self-talk that is employed during the thinking process.  Learn how to use think alouds in practical ways to enhance student self-talk and develop critical, self-directed  learning skills in math. I will share many strategies based on my current research with teachers.

 

Lead Speaker: Cathy Marks Krpan

 3:00 PM to
4:00 PM
Roosevelt 3AGeneralRegular PresentationMonitor Evidence of Equitable Mathematics Learning

A Commitment to Equity: Data Dialogue Structures to Meet the Needs of All Learners
Each year district and school leaders discuss and make decisions based on student data. In many cases this results in an inequity of mathematical opportunities for some student groups. During this session participants will explore effective ways to use data to improve math instruction for all student. We will walk through how our district and school leaders are using both summative and formative data to support teachers.

 

Lead Speaker: Beth Sappe
Co-Presenter: Smitha Hughes

 3:00 PM to
4:00 PM
Michigan 1BGeneralRegular PresentationConstruct Impactful Mathematics Coaching

A Model of Sustained Coaching to Support Changing Teacher Practice
This session will present research findings from a year long research project exploring what factors of a sustained coaching model of teacher professional development are most impactful on teacher change. Characteristics of the model that were included in the teacher professional development will be highlighted and a preliminary theory of teacher professional development will be presented. Participants in this session will be encouraged to consider their experiences with coaching and provide feedback on the model.

 

Lead Speaker: Richelle Marynowski

 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 D NorthGeneralRegular PresentationConstruct Impactful Mathematics Coaching

Coaching Discourse Actions:  Supporting Teachers to Link Student's Responses and Press for More
Participants will explore measurable strategies for coaching teachers to use discourse actions. Teachers use discourse actions to elicit deeper student thinking when solving cognitively challenging tasks. Participants will use checklists and rubrics with vignettes and videos then engage in role play to practice providing feedback to the teachers in the vignettes and videos around their use of discourse actions. Participants will create a plan for taking what is learned back to their schools and districts.

 

Lead Speaker: Amber Candela
Co-Presenter: Melissa Boston
Co-Presenter: Juli Dixon

 3:00 PM to
4:00 PM
Columbus HK-5 ElementaryRegular PresentationConstruct Impactful Mathematics Coaching

Coaching the Coach: Layers of learning
Coaches should assess their effectiveness, but there are often impediments to doing this. A major obstacle is that coaching is often a solo activity and there aren't many opportunities to get critical feedback. To remedy this problem, we have developed a public coaching-the-coach model where practitioners can study their craft. In this session, we will share video of a coaching-the-coach session to demonstrate how specific, actionable feedback focused on essential skills can dramatically change practice.

 

Lead Speaker: Ellen McCrum
Co-Presenter: Antonia Cameron
Co-Presenter: Renee McShane

 3:00 PM to
4:00 PM
Michigan 1APk-2 PrimaryRegular PresentationBuild Mathematical Capacity

Developing Teacher Capacity for Understanding Subitizing and Intentional Use of the Subitizing Trajectory in the Early Childhood Mathematics Classroom.
Subitizing is a skill that many early childhood teachers understand to be foundational in students' mathematical experiences.  But is there more to subitizing than just flashing dot images? Come and learn how one district developed teachers' understanding and confidence in using the subitizing trajectory (Clements & Sarama, 2014) to identify children's developmental level and plan intentional subitizing activities leading to a deeper understanding of quantity.

 

Lead Speaker: Melissa Hedges
Co-Presenter: Michelle Douglas-Meyer

 3:00 PM to
4:00 PM
Columbus EF6-12 SecondaryRegular PresentationDesign Systemic Structures within the Mathematics Education Community

Dismantling the Barrier of Tracking
Are you a math leader dedicated to creating and supporting equitable mathematics experiences for all students? Ready to ensure students have access to the mathematics they need for their personal and professional lives? Want to collaborate and commit to dismantling unjust systems? We'll share research and trends related to the early stages of detracking mathematics programs. We'll include time to connect and explore addressing common concerns and initial resistance to this crucial systemic change.

 

Lead Speaker: Danielle Seabold
Co-Presenter: Lisa Brown
Co-Presenter: Luis Lima
Co-Presenter: Denise Thornton

 3:00 PM to
4:00 PM
Randolph 1AK-5 ElementaryRegular PresentationBuild Mathematical Capacity

Equitable Instruction for All Students with Visualization and Participatory Dialogue
Mathematicians often achieve breakthroughs when working through complex problems by visualizing solutions. Yet students struggle with more complex problem solving, especially in high-poverty contexts. Why? What can be done? Leveraging pedagogical research and data from Zearn Math Digital Lessons, this session will explore strategies that encourage visualization with pictorial representations and create safe environments of participatory dialogue. Coaches will leave with tools to support instruction that ensure flexible problem-solving skills are accessible to all students.

 

Lead Speaker: Shalinee Sharma
Co-Presenter: Stephanie Ely

 3:00 PM to
4:00 PM
Roosevelt 3BGeneralRegular Presentation

Exploring the Framework for Mathematics Leadership: Advocate and Monitor
NCSM is proud to present NCSM Essential Actions: A Framework for Mathematics Leadership, a new resource for mathematics leaders to think about bold leadership in their particular role. Come and hear from a selection of the authors of the framework as we focus our discussions on two of the four guiding principles: "ADVOCATE and expect high-quality, equitable mathematics teaching and learning for every student" and "MONITOR and act on evidence of student learning."

 

Lead Speaker: Paul Gray, Jr.
Co-Presenter: Thomas Stricklin
Co-Presenter: Brian Buckhalter
Co-Presenter: John Staley

 3:00 PM to
4:00 PM
Columbus CDK-5 ElementaryRegular PresentationMonitor Evidence of Equitable Mathematics Learning

Leading with Kindness
The world and the mathematics community needs more kindness.  It is possible to lead with high expectations while being compassionate and building relationships.  I will share my intentional moves to lead with kindness (including one-on-one time, 2:00 pm coffee walks, and handwritten notes) and the benefits that result.  I will challenge the participants to integrate loving kindness into their daily actions to help others feel worthy of the valuable job of teaching our children.

 

Lead Speaker: Mary Kemper

 3:00 PM to
4:00 PM
Michigan 3GeneralRegular PresentationBuild Mathematical Capacity

Lessons We Learned:  Engaging Preservice Teachers Through Instructional Use of Number Talks to Build Number Sense Meaning and Computation Stategies
Deep, flexible number understandings are foundational for mathematics learning. Will engaging future teachers in Number Talks be an influential step in building conceptual understanding and multiple strategies for computation? Observations and results from a collaborative research project implementing Number Talks across content and methods courses for EC-12 preservice teachers will be shared. Come engage in example Number Talks, analysis of student work samples, and gain insights about employing Number Talks as an effective instructional tool.

 

Lead Speaker: Mary Swarthout
Co-Presenter: Kay Wohlhuter

 3:00 PM to
4:00 PM
Columbus IJGeneralRegular PresentationConstruct Impactful Mathematics Coaching

Math Coaches: Considering Classroom-Based Formative Assessment through the lens of Coach/Specialist Responsibilities and Leadership Expectations and Challenges.
Participants will be engaged in considering professional learning related to classroom-based formative assessment techniques, utilizing the Formative 5 (Observations, Interviews, Show Me, Hinge Questions and Exit Tasks). Participants will examine and discuss the responsibilities of coach/specialists, including leadership-related issues (i.e. adult learning, coaching, navigating relationships, learning communities), and coaching beliefs, as the lens through which a proposed formative assessment professional learning plan will be developed.

 

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

 3:00 PM to
4:00 PM
Michigan 2K-5 ElementaryRegular PresentationMonitor Evidence of Equitable Mathematics Learning

Mathematics Screening: What Do We Look For and How Do We Intervene?
This session will provide the most current research-based guidelines on the foundation and design of effective mathematics screening systems. Common misconceptions about math screeners will be addressed. New and innovative K-2 and 3-6 grade level math screeners will be presented that include some of the most substantive research basis currently available in math screeners. These screening systems also include targeted intervention activities and invaluable reporting features for school and district administrators.

 

Lead Speaker: Jonathan Brendefur
Co-Presenter: Jeff Johnson

 3:00 PM to
4:00 PM
Randolph 39-12 High SchoolRegular PresentationBuild Mathematical Capacity

Reclaiming Lost Ground: Research-Informed Intensification Strategies to Support Underprepared Algebra Students
Today, all students must succeed in algebra, including those who are underprepared. These students may need more time in algebra, but time alone is not enough. Learn about comprehensive, research-guided strategies and resources from mathematics learning, literacy, social psychology and special education that help underprepared students. Learn a framework for learning intensification to help you redesign algebra courses so that learners catch up to their peers and succeed in high school mathematics.

 

Lead Speaker: James Lynn
Co-Presenter: Diane Briars
Co-Presenter: Kathi Cook
Co-Presenter: Alisa Rafter

 3:00 PM to
4:00 PM
Michigan 1CGeneralRegular PresentationDesign Systemic Structures within the Mathematics Education Community

Teaching Labs: The Transition of Face-to-Face Professional Learning Experiences to Synchronous Online Implementation
In a partnership between the University of Rochester (NY), the University of Idaho, and rural school districts in these states, we worked to redesign a face-to-face professional learning - a Teaching Lab - for an online platform utilizing synchronous modalities. We will share how this design evolved as we implemented iterations of this job-embedded online professional learning experience to support high quality mathematics teaching and learning in regions that previously may not have had access.

 

Lead Speaker: Cynthia Callard
Co-Presenter: Jennifer Kruger
Co-Presenter: Ryan Gillespie

 3:00 PM to
4:00 PM
Columbus ABGeneralRegular PresentationBuild Mathematical Capacity

The Development of Data Representation, Measurement, and Geometry: New Landscapes of Learning
Landscapes of Learning are learning trajectories comprised of 3 domains: big ideas, progressive strategy development, and models as tools for thinking. They provide frameworks for curriculum design that ensures access and equity by using rich, impactful investigations designed with low floors and high ceilings. Landscapes are also powerful tools for documentation of learning and formative assessment.  Four landscapes were previously offered on number, operation, and algebra in the 4-book series Young Mathematicians at Work (Fosnot et. al.). Building on the research of Spelke, Freudenthal, and others on the natural early development of two core geometries, early measurement, and data comparison, new research-based landscapes have been developed and used for curriculum sequences. This session will provide developmental descriptions of each with video and samples of children's work from across the grades.

 

Lead Speaker: Catherine Fosnot

 3:00 PM to
4:00 PM
Randolph 2GeneralRegular PresentationConstruct Impactful Mathematics Coaching

The Right Question Can be the Difference Between Empowerment and Defeat in Coaching Conversations
Instructional coaches need a delicate balance between calling attention to areas where educators are struggling and supporting those same educators in a way that leaves them feeling empowered.  How can you ask teachers to reflect on their weaknesses in a way that helps them see the role of their strengths?  In this session we will look at how the types of questions we ask impacts the outcomes of our conversations with teachers.

 

Lead Speaker: LauraMarie Coleman

 3:00 PM to
4:00 PM
Columbus G9-12 High SchoolRegular PresentationDesign Systemic Structures within the Mathematics Education Community

The Status Quo in High School Mathematics is Unacceptable.
Today, it seems as if nearly everyone agrees that mathematics (especially high school math) needs to change. For far too long, mathematics has not worked for far too many students. Mathematics has not changed substantially in my lifetime, nor has it changed substantially for most students, teachers & schools. It is clearly an issue-and it is time to discuss and make serious changes.

 

Lead Speaker: Eric Milou

 3:00 PM to
4:00 PM
Randolph 1B6-12 SecondaryRegular PresentationBuild Mathematical Capacity

Understanding Differentiation in a Problem-Based, Mathematics Teaching-Learning Environment
Explore a new framework for supporting diverse learning needs in rich mathematics problem-solving classroom environments. The differentiation framework highlights five different components needed to enhance how students access and engage with deep mathematical learning. Discussions center on developing students as knowers and doers of mathematics by focusing on students' strengths, backgrounds, and experiences.

 

Lead Speaker: Yvonne Slanger-Grant
Co-Presenter: Alden Edson

 3:00 PM to
4:00 PM
Columbus KLGeneralRegular PresentationConstruct Impactful Mathematics Coaching

Unit Study: Coaching Teachers to Differentiate Tasks and Discourse for Fluent Student Understanding
Many teachers struggle to appropriately differentiate tasks and discussions. Coaching inter-school collaborative teams in unit study offers a process for helping teachers gain deeper math knowledge and instructional skills that address this limitation. Unit study is informed by the principles of lesson study and the Comprehensive Mathematics Instruction Framework. In this session participants will review unit study protocols and examine a variety of units (including lesson-level learning targets and tasks) created by teams of teachers.

 

Lead Speaker: Sterling Hilton
Co-Presenter: Scott Hendrickson
Co-Presenter: Nicole Berg

 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
Michigan 26-12 SecondaryRegular PresentationBuild Mathematical Capacity

Access and Agency: Making the Most of Math Content Routines
"Notice and Wonder" and "Which One Doesn't Belong" are often used in the Illustrative Mathematics curriculum but they are much more than Warm-Ups. Learn how we use them in Oakland as a key lever for providing access to the learning goals of a lesson. Experience each routine to do a deep dive into the power of each routine in order to provide students access and agency around the critical mathematics of a lesson.

 

Lead Speaker: Courtney Ortega
Co-Presenter: Keely Machmer-Wessels

 4:15 PM to
5:15 PM
Columbus GGeneralRegular PresentationConstruct Impactful Mathematics Coaching

African-American Math Achievement Toolkit: Supporting Equity-Based Instructional Practices While Implementing High Quality Curriculum
Explore lessons learned during a case study of a series of professional development to prepare it's instructional support staff to coach teachers in using research-based effective instructional strategies outlined in the book, "The Impact of Identity in K-8 Mathematics: Rethinking Equity-Based Practices", while implementing high quality curriculum. While these practices can benefit all students, there was a focus on supporting the implementation of these practices while giving african-american boys access to grade-level high quality curriculum.

 

Lead Speaker: Rolanda Baldwin

 4:15 PM to
5:15 PM
Columbus ABGeneralRegular PresentationConstruct Impactful Mathematics Coaching

Ask, Listen, and Learn: Coaching Practices that Impact Mathematics Teaching and Learning
NCTM's Principles to Actions states, "Effective teaching of mathematics uses purposeful questions to assess and advance students' reasoning and sense making about important mathematical ideas and relationships." This principle along with empathetic listening connects directly to the heart of coaching. During this session, participants learn to navigate coaching obstacles by crafting purposeful questions to use during coaching conversations, understand how purposeful questions transform math instructional practice, and incorporate empathic listening to impact mathematics teaching and learning.

 

Lead Speaker: Brenda Konicke
Co-Presenter: Jon Piraino

 4:15 PM to
5:15 PM
Randolph 3K-5 ElementaryRegular PresentationBuild Mathematical Capacity

Building Teacher Capacity to Differentiate Mathematical Tasks That Will Increase Accessibility for English Language Learners
Many classroom teachers struggle to meet the needs of English Language Learners (ELLs) in the mathematics classroom.  During this session we will explore strategies and techniques used by one mathematics coach that helped classroom teachers differentiate tasks to increase access for (ELLs).  Walk away with classroom-tested tasks as well as specific strategies and techniques that can be used by classroom teachers to increase ELL access to high quality tasks.

 

Lead Speaker: Connie Conroy

 4:15 PM to
5:15 PM
Grand Ballroom D NorthGeneralRegular PresentationConstruct Impactful Mathematics Coaching

Coaching in the Moment and Beyond: Navigating the Coaching Menu
Coaching in the Moment (CITM) involves teacher and coach working collaboratively in the classroom and has become central to our coaching practice.  We will share a menu that breaks down our coaching cycle into accessible, sustainable options for building positive relationships. We will focus on three elements: lesson planning, CITM, and leveraging video for reflection and growth.  Participants will analyze classroom videos and discuss differentiated approaches to coaching, leaving with a menu of actionable strategies.

 

Lead Speaker: Nataliya Paquette
Co-Presenter: Melissa Eastwood
Co-Presenter: Peter Mitchell
Co-Presenter: Stephanie Burroughs

 4:15 PM to
5:15 PM
Columbus EFK-5 ElementaryRegular PresentationConstruct Impactful Mathematics Coaching

Coaching to Undo the "Proceduralizing" of Mathematics
Coaching for content and coaching for teaching and learning intersect when we use rigorous tasks and appropriate representations in our professional learning that build teachers' capacity.   In this session, participants will engage in an intentional coaching cycle that highlights three specific coaching moves that can empower teachers to effectively deliver instruction that deepens student understanding.

 

Lead Speaker: Heather Dyer
Co-Presenter: Claudia Eckstrom

 4:15 PM to
5:15 PM
Randolph 1AGeneralRegular PresentationConstruct Impactful Mathematics Coaching

Creating School-wide Cultures of Mathematical Sense-making
What can teachers and coaches do to help each other build a school-wide culture that clearly emphasizes that math is meant to make sense? This session will provide participants with information for building peer-to-peer coaching and highlight resources available for co-planning and delivering quality lessons that give students experiences with problem-solving and making connections. We will also share the resources we use to give teachers structure for questioning that emphasizes student thinking.

 

Lead Speaker: Dee Crescitelli
Co-Presenter: Funda Gonulates

 4:15 PM to
5:15 PM
Roosevelt 3BK-5 ElementaryRegular PresentationBuild Mathematical Capacity

Creating the Capacity for Change: Structures for Empowering Elementary Teachers and Increasing Mathematical Efficacy
Disrupting the status quo cannot happen without vision, relationships built on trust, and capacity-building. Participants will engage in structures designed to increase purposeful collaboration, support differentiated professional development, and sustain reflective practice in order to bring about systemic change designed to increase access to rigorous, equitable mathematics instruction. Participants will identify ways to leverage their district resources and stakeholders to support sustainable high impact engagement, increase collective efficacy, and to frame equitable mathematics teaching.

 

Lead Speaker: Melissa Pearson
Co-Presenter: Susan Totaro
Co-Presenter: Mary Ann Carnevale

 4:15 PM to
5:15 PM
Michigan 3GeneralRegular PresentationDesign Systemic Structures within the Mathematics Education Community

Don't Regret, Rehearse! Making Challenging Conversations a Site for Mathematics Teacher Leader Learning
Developing the skills necessary to become an effective mathematics teacher leader that supports each student's learning is challenging. This specialized knowledge is best learned through professional development that centers on common problems of practice. Teacher leader rehearsals simultaneously support leader learning while engaging them in challenging conversations designed to elicit leadership knowledge. Participants will experience a rehearsal, examine opportunities to learn through intentionally planned rehearsals, and gain access to selected rehearsals and accompanying resources.

 

Lead Speaker: Nicole Rigelman
Co-Presenter: Courtney Baker
Co-Presenter: Melinda Knapp

 4:15 PM to
5:15 PM
Randolph 29-12 High SchoolRegular PresentationDesign Systemic Structures within the Mathematics Education Community

Experiences from the Field: Lessons Learned from Implementing an Innovative 12th-Grade Course in Two States
NCTM's Catalyzing Change in High School Mathematics, Initiating Critical Conversations highlights the need to think differently about high school mathematics. In 2016-17 and 2017-18, districts in Texas and Kansas did just that, piloting materials for a college readiness course combining elements of quantitative and statistical reasoning and algebraic modeling, informed by the emergence of multiple college mathematics pathways. In this session, we will share information on outcomes as well as challenges in implementing such courses.

 

Lead Speaker: Kathi Cook
Co-Presenter: Melissa Fast

 4:15 PM to
5:15 PM
Michigan 1C6-12 SecondaryRegular PresentationMonitor Evidence of Equitable Mathematics Learning

Giving Grades True Meaning - Aligning Concept Based Assessment with Grading
Do you ever wonder if grades accurately reflect what students know and can do? Engaging students in the grading conversation and process gets them to take more ownership of their learning, helps them reflect more on the feedback, and focus less on the number grade. The benefits of this shift in grading practice are shared in this session.

 

Lead Speaker: Erin Altshuler
Co-Presenter: Shayla Coleman

 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

 4:15 PM to
5:15 PM
Michigan 1B6-8 MiddleRegular PresentationBuild Mathematical Capacity

Math Class: I belong here!
Math Intervention: An SFUSD approach to disrupting systems and assumptions of students through building mathematical strengths. In our effort to continue the positive impact of de-tracking our math classes in conjunction with a new middle school redesign, we were tasked to design a math acceleration course through action research. Was there a way to address the opportunity gap that exists for our marginalized students without re-tracking our students and our mindsets?  We share our discoveries!

 

Lead Speaker: Toni Allen
Co-Presenter: Emma Trevino
Co-Presenter: Alisa Brown
Co-Presenter: Sarah Gleason

 4:15 PM to
5:15 PM
Randolph 1B3-8 Upper Elementary / MiddleRegular PresentationMonitor Evidence of Equitable Mathematics Learning

Opening the Door to Mathematics: Monitoring Equity and Access for English Learners
English learners need ongoing and explicit language instruction to successfully access and make sense of mathematical content. In this session, leaders will experience how to support teachers by monitoring and providing effective feedback so that mathematics instruction promotes equity by utilizing instructional strategies that help students understand content, by structuring formal and informal opportunities for talk, and by supporting talk with tools such as sentence frames. Join us as we explore a lesson that promotes mathematical reasoning, discourse, and differentiation for the varied levels of English learners in your classrooms!

 

Lead Speaker: Monica Kendall
Co-Presenter: Meghan Toshner

 4:15 PM to
5:15 PM
Columbus IJGeneralRegular PresentationConstruct Impactful Mathematics Coaching

Recording student thinking: Supporting teachers to help students see others' thinking
Representing and recording student ideas on the whiteboard, chart paper, or smart board is challenging, especially when students are working to articulate difficult concepts. However, these records are critical for helping students make sense of others' ideas and critique arguments as called for in the standards for mathematical practice and are especially important for supporting bilingual learners. Come try out activities that support teachers in improving this difficult interactive work.

 

Lead Speaker: Nicole Garcia
Co-Presenter: Meghan Shaughnessy

 4:15 PM to
5:15 PM
Roosevelt 3A3-8 Upper Elementary / MiddleRegular PresentationBuild Mathematical Capacity

Redefining 3-Act Tasks
Come experience a redefined 3-Act Task lesson through the Desmos Activity Builder and learn how to create your own with an easy-to-use Desmos template. Using the template, participants will experience and learn how to show an image or video clip, gather student responses to their noticings/wonderings, questions and estimates, as well as sequence student work in an organized and purposeful way to facilitate meaningful class discussions.

 

Lead Speaker: Suzie Craig
Co-Presenter: Nova Katz

 4:15 PM to
5:15 PM
Michigan 1AK-5 ElementaryRegular PresentationBuild Mathematical Capacity

Scaling Up "Math for All": Going Broader AND Deeper to Provide Access to Cognitively Demanding Mathematics for ALL Students
Math for All (MFA) is a professional learning program designed to help elementary school teachers make cognitively demanding mathematics instruction accessible to ALL students, including diverse learners. Join us to engage with a panel of teachers, district leaders and program developers reflecting on how MFA changed their thinking, their practice, and improved their students' success. Learn how we are building on our work in Chicago to broaden and deepen participation in Chicago and other districts.

 

Lead Speaker: Matt McLeod
Co-Presenter: Gavin Creaden
Co-Presenter: Megan Kelley
Co-Presenter: Teresa Duncan
Co-Presenter: Nicole Constantinidis

 4:15 PM to
5:15 PM
Grand Ballroom BGeneralRegular PresentationDesign Systemic Structures within the Mathematics Education Community

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 each and every learner. Develop a plan for communicating these expectations to parents, teachers, and administrators.

 

Lead Speaker: Juli Dixon

 4:15 PM to
5:15 PM
Columbus KLK-5 ElementaryRegular PresentationBuild Mathematical Capacity

The Fundamental Five: Five Essential Strategies That Transform the Teaching of Mathematics K-5
How do we ensure that our students develop a deep understanding of mathematical concepts? How do we help them think like mathematicians? How we teach is as important as what we teach. Join us to identify five instructional practices that deepen students' conceptual understanding and mathematical reasoning. Examine some simple investigations that highlight these five teaching practices and gather ideas to help your teachers embrace these strategies as a part of their everyday instruction.

 

Lead Speaker: Susan O'Connell

 4:15 PM to
5:15 PM
Columbus HGeneralRegular PresentationDesign Systemic Structures within the Mathematics Education Community

Using a Focus on Student Learning to Foster High Quality Mathematics Teaching
We will focus on the crucial role of the instructional supervisor in promoting high-quality mathematics teaching and learning and teachers' reflective practice. Evidence of student learning will be used as a focus as administrators explore ways to support individual teachers and teams of teachers to create active, engaged problem-solving mathematics classrooms. We will embed central ideas of the TRU Framework and connect to NCTM's Principles to Actions Mathematics Teaching Practices.

 

Lead Speaker: Mary Jo Tavormina

 4:15 PM to
5:15 PM
Columbus CDGeneralRegular PresentationDesign Systemic Structures within the Mathematics Education Community

What can we learn from Corporate America? Adapting the Google Ventures "Sprint" Model for Schools.
Choosing a new math curriculum can be a daunting and lengthy undertaking that often takes more than a year to complete and regularly ends in controversial or unpopular decisions. In this workshop, we will share our curriculum review and decision-making process that shortens the time frame and brings together teachers, administrators, and other community members. This approach can be adapted to any "big question" a school usually creates a committee to look at.

 

Lead Speaker: Steven Goldman
Co-Presenter: Alexander Walker

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