Session information last updated 1-28-2020, subject to change without notice.

 
Strand 3 Sessions, Monday, March 30
 
Strand 3: Design Systemic Structures within the Mathematics Education Community


 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 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
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
Co-Presenter: Christine Farnham

 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: deborah Black
Co-Presenter: Eboney McKinney
Co-Presenter: Elisabeth Bankhead
Co-Presenter: Nancy Casagrande

 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

 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
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
Co-Presenter: Yolanda Parker

 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
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
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

 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
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
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
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
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

 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
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: Tyrone Martinez-Black

 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 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

 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
Grand Ballroom BGeneralSpotlight SpeakerDesign 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.   "Focus, coherence, and rigor" has been emphasized with a considerable amount of push back from parents, the media, and even teachers and administrators. Why? Part of the response could be due to the order in which they are presented. Rather than discussing "focus, coherence, and rigor" this session will describe the need to present the three as "coherence, rigor, and focus." The order matters.   Coherence is teaching with connections within topics and grades as well as across them. Rigor is the need to have a balance of concepts, procedures, and applications with concepts introduced first and then connected to procedures in explicit ways. For coherence and rigor to be accomplished, the curriculum must be focused as teaching for coherence and rigor takes time.   When these three components are in place the setting is right to support the six essential expectations for effective mathematics instruction. The six expectations are to: teach with coherence, lead with concepts, stay focused, emphasize reasoning, facilitate perseverance, and support practices. Mathematics education leaders must generate a plan for sharing these expectations with parents, teachers, and administrators. The plan needs to include a way to create a shared vision of classrooms where these expectations are in place. Classroom video will be used as a means to accomplish this goal. Video must be carefully selected so that all stakeholders can make sense of each of the expectations. All aspects are crucial in providing access to equitable instruction.   This session provides a window into the importance of these six essential expectations along with how to support their acceptance by stakeholders.

 

Lead Speaker: Juli Dixon

 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

 
Strand 3 Sessions, Tuesday, March 31
 
Strand 3: Design Systemic Structures within the Mathematics Education Community


 8:15 AM to
9:15 AM
Michigan 1B6-12 SecondaryRegular PresentationDesign Systemic Structures within the Mathematics Education Community

Coaching Partnerships to Detrack and Support High-Quality Mathematics Instruction
We will share how a coaching partnership improved teacher teams' ability to actualize the shifts of the CCSSM standards and provide ALL students access to high-quality mathematics instruction.  Participants will explore how to detrack courses by first focusing on curricular alignment. We will share resources and discuss the role that learning progressions have in developing differentiated curriculum.

 

Lead Speaker: Kerin Sancken
Co-Presenter: Crystal Conley

 8:15 AM to
9:15 AM
Grand Ballroom BGeneralSpotlight SpeakerDesign Systemic Structures within the Mathematics Education Community

Commit to a Strong Induction Program for your New Teachers - Construct a Structure for Every Learners Success
New teachers have barely scratched the surface of what they know about teaching.  Their preparation programs are vastly different. The variations in their previous classroom experiences are extreme. What knowledge and skills are missing? What do they know and understand about equity? Come discuss the needs for a strong induction program that is foundational for success in the classroom. What components must each program Include?   We'll continue by sharing strengths from participants' programs.

 

Lead Speaker: Connie Schrock

 8:15 AM to
9:15 AM
Randolph 1AGeneralRegular PresentationDesign Systemic Structures within the Mathematics Education Community

Energy and Inspiration: How to Grow a Professional Mathematics Leadership Network in Your Own Backyard
Hey, Math Leaders, how do you find inspiration? Consider growing your own math leadership network. The Mathematics Coaching and Leadership Network (MCLN) was created to support those in our region who are in positions of mathematics TOSAs, teacher leaders, instructional coaches, math interventionists, department chairs, university faculty, etc. This presentation will identify some of the components of  successful MCLN meetings that energize and encourage professional growth of mathematics leadership in our local community.

 

Lead Speaker: Jacqueline Cooke
Co-Presenter: Karen Kennedy
Co-Presenter: Roxanne Malter

 8:15 AM to
9:15 AM
Grand Ballroom D NorthK-5 ElementaryRegular PresentationDesign Systemic Structures within the Mathematics Education Community

Making Room for Number Sense
Number sense is often not a part of the curriculum that elementary teachers are using, yet it's a foundational concept of mathematics that students need to build.  In this session we will explore ways to empower teachers to include number sense by helping them see 1) the importance of including number sense and 2) how to use a structure to ensure number sense is woven into their daily math time.

 

Lead Speaker: Christina Tondevold

 8:15 AM to
9:15 AM
Randolph 1B9-12 High SchoolPresidents ExchangeDesign Systemic Structures within the Mathematics Education Community

Presidents Exchange - AMATYC Creating a lasting conversation between mathematics teachers in high school, community college, and university
This presentation will discuss a model that is used by a unified school district, a local community college, and a local university to facilitate conversations between their mathematics teachers. The mathematics faculty meet three to four times a year to discuss expectations of their students, placement requirements, dual enrollment courses, university and community college curriculum, transfer issues, and institutional updates.

 

Lead Speaker: Kathryn Kozak

 8:15 AM to
9:15 AM
Columbus G6-12 SecondaryRegular PresentationDesign Systemic Structures within the Mathematics Education Community

TRU Video Case Studies: A Professional Development Model Using Formative Assessment Lessons
This session will share a professional development model that features Professional Learning Communities exploring the OER Formative Assessment Lessons (FALs) using the Teaching for Robust Understanding (TRU) framework as a lens for their study (map.mathshell.org). Video case studies provide opportunities for teachers to study episodes of student's reasoning and communication that took place while completing FALs. (tle.soe.umich.edu/MFA/) Discussion structures based on the TRU dimensions support enhanced content and pedagogical knowledge.

 

Lead Speaker: David Wilson
Co-Presenter: Nilam Yagielski

 10:00 AM to
11:00 AM
Columbus IJGeneralRegular PresentationDesign Systemic Structures within the Mathematics Education Community

6 Actions for Productive Struggle in the Mathematics Classroom
For some, productive struggle has become little more than a buzz phrase with few strategies available to realize it. We know that it is critically important. Yet, how is it valued, provoked, and supported? In this session, participants will identify five actions for productive struggle. Participants will learn about strategies for developing these actions in the mathematics programs they lead. Practical and ready-to-use resources will be shared to support each of these actions.

 

Lead Speaker: John SanGiovanni

 10:00 AM to
11:00 AM
Columbus CDGeneralRegular PresentationDesign Systemic Structures within the Mathematics Education Community

A Tag-Team Approach: Leveraging the Collaborative Relationship Between Consultants-Principals-Coaches-Teachers to Increase Student Growth
What are key ingredients in creating a shared culture of professionalism and productive engagement? Which specific actions create the most impact, and by whom? Learn how one school shifted its culture to collaboratively support each other and create a mathematically rich environment based on curiosity. We will share the 5 key ingredients that fostered these changes and how we leveraged relationships between stakeholders to intrensinctly engage teachers. Examples with classroom videos and hands-on materials.

 

Lead Speaker: Shephali Chokshi
Co-Presenter: Anabela Jones
Co-Presenter: Marie Peixoto

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

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

 

Lead Speaker: Mona Toncheff

 10:00 AM to
11:00 AM
Michigan 36-12 SecondaryRegular PresentationDesign Systemic Structures within the Mathematics Education Community

From Theory to Practice: Making Equity More than a Buzzword
The math education community has been talking about "equity" in mathematics for over a decade. However, teachers need concrete strategies for making equitable mathematics instruction a reality in their classrooms.  In this interactive session, participants will learn how to implement an equity framework with concrete strategies that build on the cultural strengths of diverse learners, and help them overcome the negative stereotypes and messages regarding who is mathematically smart.

 

Lead Speaker: Pamela Seda
Co-Presenter: Kyndall Brown

 10:00 AM to
11:00 AM
Randolph 26-12 SecondaryRegular PresentationDesign Systemic Structures within the Mathematics Education Community

Professional Learning that Increases Student Achievement
Improving instruction is hard work. In this session, learn how a large district has refined its approach to professional learning, resulting in improved instruction and increased student achievement.  Participants will explore the features of their site's/district's professional learning to see where they can capitalize on their strengths to create a cohesive approach to professional learning that improves instruction.

 

Lead Speaker: Dianne Willson

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

A district's journey to competency-based education in mathematics K-12
Fairbanks North Star Brough School District in Fairbanks, Alaska is on a journey to reach every student.  All curriculum guides are being revised from a list of standards to a series of standards-based competencies. This presentation will chronicle the district's journey from gathering community input on mathematics, to organizing volunteer teams of teachers as we look at how we currently organize the standards and restructure each grade level in terms of clear, measurable learning outcomes.

 

Lead Speaker: Kristina Roehrig
Co-Presenter: Michelle Daml
Co-Presenter: Samantha Wuttig

 11:15 AM to
12:15 PM
Michigan 2GeneralRegular PresentationDesign Systemic Structures within the Mathematics Education Community

Defining The Mathematics Classroom Culture We Need To Have and Who Leads It
Building the capacity of teacher leaders via inquiry and improvement science so that problems of instructional practice are collaboratively addressed can support district-wide change. Reflect on how you empower others in your mathematics community to affect change at the classroom and school-wide levels.  Learn how teams of teachers embraced and embedded professional learning in their mathematics program to model and share best practices needed for ALL students' learning.

 

Lead Speaker: Rosa Serratore

 11:15 AM to
12:15 PM
Michigan 1B6-12 SecondaryRegular PresentationDesign Systemic Structures within the Mathematics Education Community

Explicitly Targeting the Mathematics Teacher Crisis by Supporting and Retaining Early Career Secondary Mathematics Teachers
This session tells the stories of first-year, secondary mathematics teachers who were involved in a year-long intervention intended to provide targeted, timely, research-based, professional support regarding PLCs and their relationships with mentors and administrators. The intervention was designed to be time effective, to be feasible for national implementation with little funding, to be transferrable to a broader group of teachers, and to ideally impact job satisfaction and retention in a positive way.

 

Lead Speaker: Lisa Amick

 11:15 AM to
12:15 PM
Columbus CDGeneralEquity LectureDesign Systemic Structures within the Mathematics Education Community

Kay Gilliland Equity Lecture: From the Perils of Inequity to the Champion of Equity - The Reign of Mathematical Power
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Lead Speaker: Thomasenia Adams

 11:15 AM to
12:15 PM
Grand Ballroom D NorthK-5 ElementaryRegular PresentationDesign Systemic Structures within the Mathematics Education Community

Our Professional Development System is Broken, and How to Fix It
Traditional professional development systems often run contradictory to research-based best practices, leading to miscommunication and a general lack of buy-in.  Most importantly, they tend to leave out our most valuable asset: teacher leaders.  Join us as we study a large, urban district which has utilized the Mathematics Teacher Leader Institute over the past three years to transform the way its elementary schools engage in professional learning that is content-focused, sustained, and meaningful.

 

Lead Speaker: Lukas Hefty

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

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

 

Lead Speaker: Robert Q. Berry, III

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

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

 

Lead Speaker: Diana Ceja

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

Starting with Me: Transforming Mathematics Education from the Inside Out
How might we transform the organizations we serve by first transforming ourselves? In order to lead mathematics education forward, we must understand ourselves as leaders and learners, including our strengths, preferences, blind spots, and limitations. Without attending to these aspects of our leadership personas, we are likely to limit or undermine our professional effectiveness. In this session, we'll explore how to effectively transform ourselves in order to transform mathematics education in our spheres of influence.

 

Lead Speaker: B. Michelle Rinehart

 2:15 PM to
3:15 PM
Columbus HGeneralRegular PresentationDesign Systemic Structures within the Mathematics Education Community

"Let's Get the Manipulatives Out of the Closet" and Other Ways for Administrators and Coaches to Partner
Collaborative leadership lays the groundwork for classroom transformation. When teacher leaders, coaches, and administrators work together strategically, great things can happen. Join us as we explore research-supported strategies used by real coaches and administrators to maximize the impact of planning, curriculum, instruction, and assessment in every classroom every day.

 

Lead Speaker: Kimberly Rimbey

 2:15 PM to
3:15 PM
Michigan 3GeneralRegular PresentationDesign Systemic Structures within the Mathematics Education Community

Designing Professional Learning Experiences across a Large and Diverse Geographic Region: Lessons and Celebrations
Coordinating long-term and large-scale professional development is challenging. What roles should outside consultants play? How are teachers recruited and prepared and how are local coaches empowered? How should local coaches continue the learning and assess their own growth and that of teachers and students?  Learn from the results of a 4-year professional learning experience sponsored in part by the Leadership Committee for English Education in Quebec (LCEEQ) that included 420 teachers, 20 coaches and as many as 9 external consultants.

 

Lead Speaker: Cheryl Cantin
Co-Presenter: Juli Dixon
Co-Presenter: Edward Nolan
Co-Presenter: Thomasenia Adams
Co-Presenter: John Ryan
Co-Presenter: Saba Din

 2:15 PM to
3:15 PM
Michigan 2GeneralRegular PresentationDesign Systemic Structures within the Mathematics Education Community

Evaluating The Essentials For An Equitable  Math System Through The Lens Of Continuous Improvement
Examine your current mathematics system & move forward in designing equitable access for all students. Improvement Science research & tools will be utilized to analyze your current system & help to identify the essential actions needed to answer, "What is it we're trying to improve?"

 

Lead Speaker: Stephanie Verners
Co-Presenter: Kim Webb

 2:15 PM to
3:15 PM
Columbus GK-5 ElementaryRegular PresentationDesign Systemic Structures within the Mathematics Education Community

Is Your Math Vision Leaking?
We know we want the discourse to increase in classrooms.  We may even have a vision for what we want by year end.  But does your vision leak throughout the year? Do you start strong, but somewhere along the way lose focus, determination, or tools to meet your original goal?  Do teachers know and understand the vision and feel they have the road map to achieve the desired result?  In this workshop, we will engage in effective roadmaps that allow schools and leaders to go from vision to reality.  We will learn from and use effective research-based rubrics, continuums, PD/coaching cycles,  and backwards design mapping to keep visions from leaking and instead lead teachers and students to desired outcomes.

 

Lead Speaker: Shannon Kiebler

 2:15 PM to
3:15 PM
Columbus EFGeneralRegular PresentationDesign Systemic Structures within the Mathematics Education Community

Leading by Design: Aligning Professional Learning, Educator Effectiveness, and School-Wide Mathematics Goals
Explore a systemic design for leading school growth by aligning student, educator, and professional learning outcomes. Learn how to leverage your educator effectiveness process to maximize time, streamline support, and focus professional learning efforts on increasing student achievement in mathematics. Investigate how to cultivate teacher ownership of student learning outcomes using classroom level data to reflect on the impact instructionals shifts have on student success with the Standards for Mathematical Practices.

 

Lead Speaker: Stacy Cortez
Co-Presenter: Keri Heusdens
Co-Presenter: Camille Schroeder
Co-Presenter: Mandy Taylor
Co-Presenter: Timothy Nickel
Co-Presenter: Kim Hailer

 2:15 PM to
3:15 PM
Columbus CD6-12 SecondaryRegular PresentationDesign Systemic Structures within the Mathematics Education Community

Leading Conversations: Questioning Your Own Mathematics Language
The use of proper mathematical language is important when learning mathematical content. Many times though we use phrases in an attempt to help student understanding, but in reality they can hinder learning by hiding key mathematical ideas. This session will discuss how to build common language agreements in order to design and implement language supports that promote high quality mathematics teaching and learning.

 

Lead Speaker: Daniel Ilaria
Co-Presenter: B. Michelle Rinehart

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

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

 

Lead Speaker: Timothy Kanold

 
Strand 3 Sessions, Wednesday, April 1
 
Strand 3: Design Systemic Structures within the Mathematics Education Community


 8:15 AM to
9:15 AM
Columbus AB9-12 High SchoolRegular PresentationDesign Systemic Structures within the Mathematics Education Community

Equity-Minded Transformation of Secondary Mathematics Education: Rigorous and Relevant Math at the Right Time for each Student
Increasingly, post-secondary institutions are recognizing the limited usefulness of the singular pathway to Calculus to serve all students.  Join leaders from NCTM, NCSM, CBMS, the Education Trust, and the Benjamin Banneker Association for a panel discussion on the progress several states have made in modernizing Algebra 2 and its follow-on courses to support multiple pathways.

 

Lead Speaker: Douglas Sovde
Co-Presenter: Connie Schrock
Co-Presenter: Robert Q. Berry, III
Co-Presenter: Uri Treisman
Co-Presenter: Brea Ratliff
Co-Presenter: Ary Amerikaner

 8:15 AM to
9:15 AM
Grand Ballroom D NorthGeneralRegular PresentationDesign Systemic Structures within the Mathematics Education Community

Facilitating the Implementing of NCSM's Essential Actions as a First Year District Mathematics Specialist
Focusing on Beliefs, Vision, Equity, and Relationships, we will share how our district used NCSM's Essential Actions (specifically Coaching in Mathematics Education) to build structures for effective coaching, which includes building and maintaining relationships, identifying and prioritizing building and district needs, and providing support and leadership for the benefit of our students and our team.

 

Lead Speaker: Judy Dunmire

 8:15 AM to
9:15 AM
Columbus KLK-5 ElementaryRegular PresentationDesign Systemic Structures within the Mathematics Education Community

Framing School-wide and District-wide Policy and Procedures to Support the Work of Mathematics Coaches
The preparation and continuing professional advancement that mathematics coaches receive will influence their effectiveness, but so will administrative decisions about how coaches are positioned, supported, and utilized in schools. This session will share research findings identifying district- and school-level policies that impact the quality, context, and quantity of mathematics coaching as delivered in schools and will engage participants in discussion of critical local leadership strategies for supporting coaches and high leverage coaching.

 

Lead Speaker: Patricia Campbell

 8:15 AM to
9:15 AM
Columbus GGeneralRegular PresentationDesign Systemic Structures within the Mathematics Education Community

Responsive Math Teaching and Coaching: A Practice-Based Approach to Developing Instructional Leadership for High-Quality Mathematics Instruction
This session focuses on a practice-based approach to developing instructional leadership. We will illustrate how pedagogies of enactment (Grossman et al., 2009), including representation, decomposition, and approximation, can be incorporated into professional development and coaching to help teachers learn and implement new instructional practices. At the center of this work is the Responsive Mathematics Teaching model for high quality mathematics instruction that is responsive to both student thinking and the mathematical content.

 

Lead Speaker: Caroline Ebby
Co-Presenter: Lindsay Goldsmith-Markey

 9:30 AM to
10:30 AM
Randolph 36-8 MiddleRegular PresentationDesign Systemic Structures within the Mathematics Education Community

Build a Dynamic and Collaborative Mathematic Teacher Team, One Lesson Study at a Time
Investigative. Interesting. Practical. Engaging.  These were some of the words teachers used to describe lesson study. Come learn how we made lesson study a part of the Math Department's culture in an urban middle school.  We will watch videos from our work, share best practices and provide tools that you can use to implement lesson study in your school in order to build a dynamic teacher team and improve teacher practice.

 

Lead Speaker: Megan Gundogdu
Co-Presenter: Nicora Placa

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

Leading for Change:  Systemic Innovation with the Residency Model
How does one large district become a change agent to increase teacher capacity in a systemic way?  Baltimore County Public Schools has implemented the Residency Model to provide job-embedded professional learning as research consistently suggests that sustained professional learning has the greatest impact on teachers.  Join this session to learn how the Residency Model is changing the face of professional learning in the district, and how to implement this change in your district.  Handouts provided.

 

Lead Speaker: Sue Vohrer
Co-Presenter: BCPS Team

 9:30 AM to
10:30 AM
Columbus H6-12 SecondaryRegular PresentationDesign Systemic Structures within the Mathematics Education Community

Structures for Desmos Professional Learning to Achieve School and District Goals [Desmos expertise not required!]
Participants will develop action steps for bringing Desmos professional learning to mathematics teachers and leaders in their school/district. Presenters will share their experiences in learning, planning, and delivering Desmos professional development to whole group, small group, and individual teachers and leaders in their large, diverse district. Participants will reflect upon their district goals and the shared experiences of the presenters to assist in developing action steps that bring Desmos professional learning opportunities to their school/district.

 

Lead Speaker: Chris Wright
Co-Presenter: Brett Parker

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

Using High-Quality Instructional Materials as a Tool for Professional Collaboration and Systemic Change
Schools often adopt math instructional materials with an assumption that materials alone will produce changes in teaching and learning, rather than thoughtfully and intentionally planning to support teachers with using these tools as resources for working toward desired reforms. In this session, we will discuss ways we have worked with schools to use shared instructional materials as powerful levers for promoting professional learning and collaboration and changing school-wide teaching practices in meaningful and coherent ways.

 

Lead Speaker: Sarah Burns
Co-Presenter: Debbie Leslie

 10:45 AM to
11:45 AM
Michigan 1B6-12 SecondaryRegular PresentationDesign Systemic Structures within the Mathematics Education Community

Adopting New Curriculum Materials: An Opportunity for Change through Professional Learning and Teacher Supports
New state standards and an assessment that have raised the expectations for our students emphasized that our curriculum materials were not supporting our students or teachers. In this session, we will discuss the district curriculum adoption process and how we have been supporting teachers in implementing these materials over the last three years. Participants will reflect on how this might look in their own district and discuss with colleagues.

 

Lead Speaker: Joshua Males
Co-Presenter: Jerel Welker

 10:45 AM to
11:45 AM
Columbus G6-12 SecondaryRegular PresentationDesign Systemic Structures within the Mathematics Education Community

Beyond "Islands of Hope": Structures for Improving Mathematics Teaching and Learning Across a System
We are unlikely to fulfill our profession's calling for equity when our reform efforts allow us to be content with "islands of hope," or pockets of great teaching. Each and every student deserves to have consistently high quality classroom experiences. In this session, we describe the structures our district has used to advance mathematics teaching and learning across our entire system. We will share a timeline for change, as well as successes and challenges.

 

Lead Speaker: Abi Leaf
Co-Presenter: Bryan Meyer
Co-Presenter: Brian Lawler

 10:45 AM to
11:45 AM
Michigan 1AK-5 ElementaryRegular PresentationDesign Systemic Structures within the Mathematics Education Community

Building Mathematics Leadership Capacity in Elementary Schools
Ensuring that all students have access to high-quality math instruction requires a shared vision and strong leadership that extends beyond the principal's office. This session will share one district's efforts, in partnership with a local mathematics education non-profit, to increase math leadership capacity in preparation for the implementation of new instructional materials in grades K-5.

 

Lead Speaker: Jennifer Lawler

 10:45 AM to
11:45 AM
Columbus EF3-8 Upper Elementary/MiddleRegular PresentationDesign Systemic Structures within the Mathematics Education Community

Mathematize It!  Building a Systemic Plan to Encourage Early Problem-Solving and Mathematical Modeling Capacity Across Grades K-8
What does it mean to see the world through a uniquely human mathematical lens - to mathematize?  Mathematizing is a foundational skill for translating real world situations into mathematical models. Mathematizing requires a robust understanding the work of the four operations (+ -  x  ÷).   Join us to plan a systemic approach to consistent language about the problem types and appropriate use of representations so that students learn to mathematize and develop understanding of the operations.

 

Lead Speaker: Sara Moore
Co-Presenter: Kimberly Morrow-Leong
Co-Presenter: Linda Gojak

 1:45 PM to
2:45 PM
Columbus CDEFGeneralSpotlight SpeakerDesign Systemic Structures within the Mathematics Education Community

Blunt Observations and Practical Strategies for Orchestrating Far More Impactful PD in Mathematics
It is clear that what passes for PD of teachers of mathematics is seriously underperforming.  Rarely does typical PD change teacher knowledge or classroom practice, which is why it so rarely improves student achievement.  This session will take a careful look at why this is so and how we need to make accessible but radical changes in what passes for PD and what has a much more likely chance of improving student achievement.

 

Lead Speaker: Steve Leinwand

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

Coaching the Mathematician
More authentic K-12/University partnerships must emerge to support preservice teachers to cultivate positive mathematical identities and develop agency as elementary mathematics teachers. We envisioned a novel partnership in which a coach and a university mathematics instructor met weekly to collaboratively plan for a content course for preservice teachers.  We examined coaching moves that were present in our weekly conversations, and how those coaching moves impacted the teaching practice of the mathematics instructor.

 

Lead Speaker: Rachelle Farmer
Co-Presenter: Joanna Jauchen

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

Creating Clarity, Building Capacity, Growing Leaders: One District's Story of Change
As mathematics leaders, ensuring clarity of expectations for those we support can be challenging. Come learn about one district's efforts to implement structures that support high quality mathematics teaching and learning through collaborative teams. Learn how these teams were supported with professional learning experiences that built capacity and developed leaders. Leave with ideas on how to implement these tests of change in your own school or district.

 

Lead Speaker: Susan Loveless

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

Problems with Placement Tests: Rigor and Equity
Many districts use placement tests. These seemingly straightforward tools are meant to help provide information to decide what course would be the best fit for each student. We will make a case that instead of helping these tests often cause far more harm than good. We will show how they undermine the rigor of programs, lack validity, and amplify inequities. We will discuss some viable alternatives.

 

Lead Speaker: Patrick Callahan

 3:00 PM to
4:00 PM
Columbus CDEFGeneralRegular PresentationDesign Systemic Structures within the Mathematics Education Community

Can the Whole School Agree? Terms? Notation? Rules? Models?
Can you confirm that everyone in your school is using the same terms or notation? Can you be assured that students see the building of the use of models over the years - like number lines? Are you confident that instruction focuses on a consistent plan across the grades without any emphasis on rules that expire? Join us to hear more about helping students see the regularity of mathematics when we teach as a team.

 

Lead Speaker: Karen Karp
Co-Presenter: Sarah Bush
Co-Presenter: Barbara Dougherty

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