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

 
Strand 2 Sessions, Monday, March 30
 
Strand 2: Construct Impactful Mathematics Coaching


 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
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 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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

 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
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
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

 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 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
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
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 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

 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
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
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

 
Strand 2 Sessions, Tuesday, March 31
 
Strand 2: Construct Impactful Mathematics Coaching


 8:15 AM to
9:15 AM
Michigan 1A6-12 SecondaryRegular PresentationConstruct Impactful Mathematics Coaching

Affirming Student Voice Through Teacher Coaching in Mathematics
Engaging students in mathematical thinking and discourse is imperative for 21st century learning. Participants in this session will learn techniques and coaching strategies to help new and developing mathematics teachers to sequence instruction and student work so that they can cultivate rich discourse in the classroom.This particular session is geared toward mathematic coaches, leaders, and teacher preparation faculty for the secondary math

 

Lead Speaker: Brandon Frost

 8:15 AM to
9:15 AM
Columbus ABGeneralRegular PresentationConstruct Impactful Mathematics Coaching

Move Over Pedagogy - It's Time to Get Andragogical!
Coaches play an important role in our educational system - their greatest role is in transforming adult behavior. Most coaches are former teachers, who have studied pedagogy their entire lives, but have received little to no training on adult learning theory. If we want to transform adult behavior, we have to know about how adults learn. Come to this session where we will get andragogical and focus on US, adults.

 

Lead Speaker: Hilary Kreisberg
Co-Presenter: Dina Mendola

 10:00 AM to
11:00 AM
Roosevelt 3B6-8 MiddleRegular PresentationConstruct Impactful Mathematics Coaching

Collaborative Coaching with the Eight Effective Teaching Practices As Our Guide
Each and every student deserves access to high quality mathematics instruction and learning every day.  NCTM's Principles to Actions describes eight effective teaching practices to engage each learner. The goal of this session is to engage leaders to unpack those teaching practices and develop a continuum of "look-fors" when supporting teachers.  When math coaches and teachers work collaboratively to identify growth areas along a continuum, the impact for students and teachers is profound.

 

Lead Speaker: Jessica Breur

 10:00 AM to
11:00 AM
Columbus KL6-12 SecondaryRegular PresentationConstruct Impactful Mathematics Coaching

How to Support Teachers who Flip: Considerations and Cautions
Although a majority of teachers in the United States have reported using flipped instruction (the use of videos to teach content prior to in-class activity), few teachers have received any professional learning regarding flipped instruction. In this interactive session, we discuss and examine specific cases of mathematics teachers who are flipping their instruction to understand and develop approaches to support their continued instructional improvement.

 

Lead Speaker: Zandra de Araujo

 10:00 AM to
11:00 AM
Michigan 2GeneralRegular PresentationConstruct Impactful Mathematics Coaching

Online Video Coaching: A New Approach for Supporting Mathematics Teachers
Online Video Coaching (OVC) provides access to high quality coaching for teachers where face-to-face coaching cycles are difficult to sustain. OVC uses technology to provide more equitable access for all teachers to content-specific, one-to-one coaching.  We will share our model of OVC that offers enhanced opportunities for both the coach preparing for the phases of the coaching cycle, and for the teacher engaging in reflective practices. Attendees will consider the affordances and challenges of OVC.

 

Lead Speaker: Cynthia Carson
Co-Presenter: Genie Foster

 10:00 AM to
11:00 AM
Randolph 3GeneralRegular PresentationConstruct Impactful Mathematics Coaching

We're Meeting to Talk About Math, but Aren't Making Progress!
Participants will engage with coaching vignettes to determine some of the typical barriers to having productive conversations that get teachers thinking about mathematical teaching practices. We will discuss alternative coaching straetgies and tips to help focus conversations with classroom teachers in prodcutive ways.

 

Lead Speaker: Paula Jakopovic

 11:15 AM to
12:15 PM
Michigan 3GeneralRegular PresentationConstruct Impactful Mathematics Coaching

Coaching for Equity: Eliminating Deficit Discourse
"These kids can't." "They're just bad at math." "They just don't try." Statements like these are at the root of perpetuated systems of oppression. To shift away from deficit discourse, we must first learn to recognize and interrupt these habits within our system. Walk away with practical next steps for coaching courageous conversations. Shifting the way we talk about our students is the first step in creating math equity for all.

 

Lead Speaker: Nova Katz

 2:15 PM to
3:15 PM
Randolph 1AGeneralRegular PresentationConstruct Impactful Mathematics Coaching

Equity, Mathematics, and Mindset
This session will highlight some of Jo Boaler's work around growth mindset and equity in mathematics. During our time together, we will reflect on current beliefs, structures, and practices in our systems, experience mathematical tasks that incorporate effective strategies for increasing equitable access and outcomes for all students, consider relevant current research, engage in conversations with colleagues, and identify ways to bring reflective conversations about equitable practices into our work with others in our communities.

 

Lead Speaker: Jennifer Graziano
Co-Presenter: Nova Katz
Co-Presenter: Suzie Craig

 2:15 PM to
3:15 PM
Michigan 1CPk-2 PrimaryRegular PresentationConstruct Impactful Mathematics Coaching

Re-envisioning Coaching Frameworks: How Ten-Minute Reasoning Routines and Comparative Teaching Can Be Used to Improve Teacher Practice
A primary goal of coaching is to develop high-leverage teaching practices. To do this, coaches need to have sustained time coaching a teacher, which is often not the reality. To remedy this dilemma, we have been experimenting with a new coaching model called comparative teaching. In this session, we will explore how we used this model and ten-minute reasoning routines to dramatically improve teacher practice. A video case study will be used to highlight our learning.

 

Lead Speaker: Antonia Cameron
Co-Presenter: Deanna Catanzaro
Co-Presenter: Lynn Ann Fox

 2:15 PM to
3:15 PM
Columbus KL6-12 SecondaryRegular PresentationConstruct Impactful Mathematics Coaching

Real classrooms; Real teachers; Real opportunities for rich shared learning.
Principles to Actions provides teachers with essential practices to connect with our students, collaborate with our peers and commit to excellence. The Dana Center has taken these practices and created Innovation Configuration Maps providing clear, specific descriptions of what these practices look like when coaches are supporting teachers' classrooms.  We will use these valuable tools as we step inside a virtual classroom from Inside Mathematics filmed through the Silicon Valley Math Initiative.

 

Lead Speaker: Mary Davis
Co-Presenter: David Foster

 2:15 PM to
3:15 PM
Roosevelt 3BGeneralRegular PresentationConstruct Impactful Mathematics Coaching

The Anxiety in the Room: Strategies for Coaching Teachers with Math Anxiety.
How do math coaches distinguish between teachers' resistance to changing teaching styles and having math anxiety? Can middle and high school teachers who are content specialists still have math anxiety? This session will explore research and stories from the field of teacher math anxiety. The presenter, someone who has experienced math anxiety, will share strategies from research and experiences from working with teachers that can be utilized by math coaches and administrators.

 

Lead Speaker: Heidi Sabnani
Co-Presenter: Sue Looney
Co-Presenter: Heather Johnson
Co-Presenter: Molly Vokey

 
Strand 2 Sessions, Wednesday, April 1
 
Strand 2: Construct Impactful Mathematics Coaching


 8:15 AM to
9:15 AM
Randolph 33-8 Upper Elementary / MiddleRegular PresentationConstruct Impactful Mathematics Coaching

Coaches Coaching Principals: Developing a System to Support Principals' Instructional Leadership for CCSS-M Implementation in Long Beach Unified School District
This presentation will explore Long Beach Unified's efforts to support K-8 principals to become instructional leaders for CCSS-M implementation at their sites. District leaders will describe their work with coaches to build principals' knowledge of mathematics instruction and their familiarity with the district's math improvement efforts. Participants will learn about providing a foundation for principals to understand the CCSS-M, better collaborate with teachers and teacher groups, monitor mathematics instruction, and provide high-quality feedback to teachers.

 

Lead Speaker: Rebecca Afghani
Co-Presenter: Kyoko Weber-Sickler
Co-Presenter: Frances Reade

 8:15 AM to
9:15 AM
Columbus CDGeneralRegular PresentationConstruct Impactful Mathematics Coaching

Coaching with a Growth Mindset
We ask teachers to believe in the ability of every student to learn.  How do we as leaders reflect the belief that each teacher is capable of learning and developing as a professional educator?  This session builds on Dweck's growth mindset research as well as Killion and Harrison's characteristics of effective coaches to collaborate and create examples of growth mindset statements to express these beliefs to each person they coach.

 

Lead Speaker: Lori Ramsey
Co-Presenter: Sarah Hogg

 8:15 AM to
9:15 AM
Columbus HK-5 ElementaryRegular PresentationConstruct Impactful Mathematics Coaching

Dynamic Partnerships: How the Principal/Coach Relationship Can Be Used to Create Lasting Change in School Culture
A strong partnership with administration is essential for any successful coaching initiative.  The Principal/Coach relationship is one that needs to be developed and nurtured so that a common vision of mathematics teaching and learning can be created and sustained.  In this session, we will share specific tools for how to create a dynamic collaboration between coaches and building leaders. We will also share specific assessment tools we have used to guide our work.

 

Lead Speaker: Stephanie Slabic
Co-Presenter: Antonia Cameron
Co-Presenter: Jennifer Costanzo
Co-Presenter: Renee McShane

 8:15 AM to
9:15 AM
Michigan 1CK-5 ElementaryRegular PresentationConstruct Impactful Mathematics Coaching

Positive Coaching: Increasing Teacher Resiliency in Mathematics
In this session participants will learn how to build capacity in mathematics by implementing a system of positive coaching that supports resilience and growth mindset in teachers. Presenters will share professional learning examples and tools, which could be implemented with any curriculum to support a structure of equitable mathematics learning and resilience in teachers.

 

Lead Speaker: Rachel Croft
Co-Presenter: Carolyn Cook

 8:15 AM to
9:15 AM
Grand Ballroom BGeneralRegular PresentationConstruct Impactful Mathematics Coaching

Why Be A Lucky Coach, When You Can Be A Great Coach?
Too often we leave things to chance. Learn how to become a proactive leader by experiencing the Decision-Making Protocol for Mathematics Coaching. Guide leaders through complex choices as they work with audiences of individual teachers, teams, and administrators. Increase your impact by developing an agenda that balances your school context with NCTM Math Teaching Practices. Ensure equity by developing your ability to have courageous conversations to address contextual factors and respond to diverse student backgrounds.

 

Lead Speaker: Courtney Baker
Co-Presenter: Melinda Knapp

 9:30 AM to
10:30 AM
Roosevelt 3AGeneralRegular PresentationConstruct Impactful Mathematics Coaching

Coaching Discursive Moves: Digging into the "Nitty-Gritty" of How Coaches Talk with Teachers
In this session, we focus on the unique ways coaches talk with teachers during planning and debriefing conversations. We will briefly share our research findings and framework for categorizing the discursive tendencies of mathematics coaches. Then, using our framework and sample data, participants will engage in collaborative activities such as analyzing transcripts and video clips of coaching conversations to deepen their thinking about coaching discursive moves and the impact on teacher learning.

 

Lead Speaker: Ryan Gillespie
Co-Presenter: Cynthia Carson
Co-Presenter: Julie Amador

 9:30 AM to
10:30 AM
Michigan 1CGeneralRegular PresentationConstruct Impactful Mathematics Coaching

Did I Do That? Harnessing the Power of Video for Teacher Reflection and Improved Practice
Recording ourselves can be an unnerving experience, but the benefits are vast. Discover the potential and importance of video-taping, the impact it can have on instruction, and the myriad settings in which it is an effective tool for reflection and, ultimately, student achievement. Explore when and how to intentionally use video to create a productive, equitable, and thoughtful mathematics classroom and learn specific, successful strategies for framing video-based reflection.

 

Lead Speaker: Elizabeth Flegar

 9:30 AM to
10:30 AM
Grand Ballroom BGeneralRegular PresentationConstruct Impactful Mathematics Coaching

Targeted coaching for equitable teaching practices: activities to develop four essential teaching strategies
Ensuring every teacher develops equitable teaching practices requires targeted and sustained coaching. Start by focusing on high-leverage teaching moves that engage every student in meaningful mathematics. Next, leverage the repeatable nature of instructional routines that incorporate those moves to regularly coach mathematics content and teaching. In this session learn how to coach around four high leverage teaching strategies inside an instructional routine so that every student can come to expect a high-quality learning experience.

 

Lead Speaker: Grace Kelemanik
Co-Presenter: Amy Lucenta

 9:30 AM to
10:30 AM
Michigan 23-8 Upper Elementary / MiddleRegular PresentationConstruct Impactful Mathematics Coaching

Using Challenging Tasks to Coach for Shifts in Classroom Practice that Promote Mathematical Proficiency
A goal for coaches, instructional leaders, and teachers alike is mathematical proficiency for all students. Towards that goal, participants will engage in activities and discourse around instruction that encourages students to do mathematics and build conceptual understandings of big mathematical ideas. The PD model shared in this session marries the lessons from Mathematical Thinking: From Assessment Items to Challenging Tasks with the Leading for Mathematical Proficiency Framework (LMP) to promote shifts in classroom practice.

 

Lead Speaker: Crystal Walcott
Co-Presenter: Doris Mohr
Co-Presenter: Michael Daiga

 9:30 AM to
10:30 AM
Columbus AB6-12 SecondaryRegular PresentationConstruct Impactful Mathematics Coaching

We Are Smarter Together!
San Francisco middle school math coaches in the Problem Solving Cycle, a partnership with Stanford University, have grown their community partnerships to include the work of UC Riverside and the use of a small group student survey (Practical Measures) that quantifies students' perceptions of participation in math class.  Hear how math coaches engaged with a meta-coach in inquiry cycles with teachers around the closure of a lesson and the impact on students' mathematical thinking.

 

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

 10:45 AM to
11:45 AM
Columbus KLPk-2 PrimaryRegular PresentationConstruct Impactful Mathematics Coaching

Teachers and math coaches can't do it alone!  Coaching school administrators to nurture shifts in mathematics instruction at their school.
Teaching for understanding is not about thinking outside the box.  It's about changing the box itself. Helping administrators harness their essential role in supporting shifts in mathematics instruction at their school.  Examine a planning conversation around a math experience and develop a plan for a reflecting conversation based on student work to support teacher growth. Leave with tools for how to support ongoing teacher development around mathematics embedded within the school day.

 

Lead Speaker: Rebeca Itzkowich
Co-Presenter: Veronica Castro
Co-Presenter: Daley Chen
Co-Presenter: Patrick Hewett
Co-Presenter: Julie Brookes

 10:45 AM to
11:45 AM
Columbus CDK-5 ElementaryRegular PresentationConstruct Impactful Mathematics Coaching

Coaching for Equity: Commit to Transforming Mathematics Lessons for English Language Learners
Roughly three-fourths of all U.S. classrooms have at least one English Language Learner. We will consider what research says about providing these students with access to high-quality mathematics content and instruction. Through examples, we will discuss and reflect on several tools coaches can utilize during coaching cycles that make content accessible and provide structure for communication. These distinctive strategies support a focus on the use of concrete and visual materials as well as comprehensible input.

 

Lead Speaker: Julie Dill

 10:45 AM to
11:45 AM
Columbus IJGeneralRegular PresentationConstruct Impactful Mathematics Coaching

Coaching Mathematics Teams - Which Actions Produce Results?
Teachers working in collaborative teams can greatly impact student learning.  How does a mathematics coach work with teams to strengthen the learning of both teachers and students? What are the foundational team actions required to do the work well?  How do protocols help teams make sense of standards, design common assessments, and analyze data and respond?  A coach is a key part of building team and teacher capacity to plan for and analyze student learning.

 

Lead Speaker: Sarah Schuhl

 10:45 AM to
11:45 AM
Roosevelt 3B6-12 SecondaryRegular PresentationConstruct Impactful Mathematics Coaching

Coaching PLCs to Move Beyond Admiring Data
Data plays a key role in meeting the needs of today's diverse student poplutation.  Many PLC teams look at data, but are they using it to change practice?  Participants will see how to effectively lead a PLC team through a data protocol in order to differentiate instruction.  Come experience a data cycle moving through the stages of understanding, analyzing, looking at root causes and responding to student work.

 

Lead Speaker: Rachel Fruin
Co-Presenter: Kathleen Williams

 10:45 AM to
11:45 AM
Michigan 36-12 SecondaryRegular PresentationConstruct Impactful Mathematics Coaching

Developing a Culture of Teacher Inquiry and Self-Efficacy Using Embedded Instructional Learning Walks
Teacher to teacher learning is a transformational model for professional development. Just as health care specialists "round" to develop effective patient support, we will present "learning walks" as a way to improve teacher efficacy and student learning. This flexible alternative to formalized professional development provides choice in learning as teachers "walk" with colleagues/specialist to glean best practices. Structured protocols for observation, discussion, and reflection will be presented as well as improved teacher efficacy and practices.

 

Lead Speaker: Darshan Jain
Co-Presenter: Michelle Gammelgaard
Co-Presenter: Sue Ellen Vozza

 1:45 PM to
2:45 PM
Randolph 1BGeneralRegular PresentationConstruct Impactful Mathematics Coaching

Building a Community of Coaches:  Ongoing Professional Learning to Support Reflective and Evolving Coaching Systems
"It is crucial that the support we hope to give to students and teachers through the coaching is also provided to the coaches" (West, 2007).  Learn how we created a coaching learning community in an effort to build the capacity of mathematics coaches in our region. In this session, we will share collaborative experiences our coaches engaged in to deepen their understanding of coaching and how it impacts the teaching and learning of mathematics.

 

Lead Speaker: Jennifer Kruger
Co-Presenter: Melissa Staloff
Co-Presenter: Stephanie Martin

 1:45 PM to
2:45 PM
Michigan 1BGeneralRegular PresentationConstruct Impactful Mathematics Coaching

We Know Coaching Works, but How Do You Build an Impactful and Sustainable Coaching Program Across Multiple Districts?
The research shows that job-embedded instructional coaching is more powerful in changing teacher practice than traditional professional learning.  However, there are many factors to consider in building a coaching model from the ground up. In this session, we will discuss how we considered the needs of individual districts, research from coaching experts, and sustainability to build and improve our coaching program over the last 3 years.

 

Lead Speaker: Tara Becker-Utess
Co-Presenter: Jennifer Bricarell

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