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

 
Wednesday Sessions, Wednesday, April 1
 
 7:00 AM to
8:00 AM
Grand Ballroom CD South & EFMeal Function

Wednesday Breakfast

 


 8:15 AM to
9:15 AM
Michigan 1BGeneralRegular PresentationMonitor Evidence of Equitable Mathematics Learning

Removing Obstacles for English Language Learners in the Mathematics Classroom
English Language Learners (ELLs) come up against many obstacles in the mathematics classroom. What evidence can be used to determine and remove obstacles for our ELLs?  What structures are needed to ensure high quality math instruction for ELLs?  Ideas will be explored using work samples from ELLs, research from Access & Equity: Promoting High Quality Mathematics and Beyond Good Teaching: Advancing Mathematics Education for ELLs.

 

Lead Speaker: LeShell Smith
Co-Presenter: Lisa McDonough

 8:15 AM to
9:15 AM
Roosevelt 3BK-5 ElementaryRegular PresentationMonitor Evidence of Equitable Mathematics Learning

A Balanced Approach to Making Fact Fluency Assessment Meaningful
Fact fluency mastery is rooted in flexiblity, efficiency, and accuracy; however, many fact fluency assessments focus on accuracy and speed. Are you wanting to assess fact fluency more effectively than with timed tests? Learn about a district's journey to create homegrown comprehensive formative assessments that drive fact fluency instruction and improved student outcomes. Experience the process and leave with ideas for creating and implementing an effective fact fluency practice in your classroom, school, or district.

 

Lead Speaker: Robin Moore

 8:15 AM to
9:15 AM
Michigan 2GeneralRegular PresentationMonitor Evidence of Equitable Mathematics Learning

A Tool to Support Leaders in Formatively Assessing Implementation of Equitable Mathematics Teaching and Learning Practices
This session introduces the Math Habits and Routines Tool (MHRT) iPad App for formative assessment of K-12 math instruction. Participants will learn how the tool is used to implement math instruction characterized by high cognitive demand and rich discourse thereby empowering all learners to reason mathematically. Participants will also use the MHRT App to code video clips, analyze MHRT App generated data, and create plans for teachers' learning supportive of equitable math practices.

 

Lead Speaker: Ruth Heaton
Co-Presenter: Jill Board

 8:15 AM to
9:15 AM
Roosevelt 3AK-5 ElementaryRegular PresentationBuild Mathematical Capacity

Allies, Bridges, Creations: The ABC's of Making Math Fun
How do you start a movement within your community to make math fun and engaging for parents, students, and teachers?  Follow our journey to increase parental engagement in elementary mathematics, provide equitable opportunities, decrease the achievement gap and eradicate the fixed mindset about mathematics.  Experience the process and leave with captivating ideas for creating and implementing an effective program that builds an avalanche of engagement for learning mathematical concepts in your school, classroom, and district.

 

Lead Speaker: Karin Lee
Co-Presenter: Jordan Smith Jr

 8:15 AM to
9:15 AM
Randolph 1BPk-2 PrimaryRegular PresentationBuild Mathematical Capacity

Building a Community of Mathematical Thinkers in K-2 Classrooms
It is vital that primary teachers set the foundation for how students perceive mathematics. This session will highlight the intentional decisions teachers make throughout the year to foster a community of mathematical thinkers and doers. We will discuss how leaders can encourage teacher reflection to capitalize on instructional moments in order to build rich learning communities within primary classrooms and support young students in developing their mathematical identities.

 

Lead Speaker: Susie Katt
Co-Presenter: Lacey Eddy
Co-Presenter: Megan Fleischman

 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
Co-Presenter: Rebecca Perry

 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
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
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
Michigan 39-12 High SchoolPresidents ExchangeBuild Mathematical Capacity

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

 

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

 8:15 AM to
9:15 AM
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

 8:15 AM to
9:15 AM
Michigan 1A6-12 SecondaryRegular PresentationBuild Mathematical Capacity

Supporting Success in Algebra for Underprepared Ninth Graders
Learn about resources designed for algebra support classes that provide underprepared students with additional instructional time and a curriculum to help students succeed in algebra by building the logic of algebra, and connecting arithmetic pattern and algebraic structure. This session will also share the work of an NSF-funded implementation study that is collaborating with over 25 districts to examine the effects of the algebra support curriculum on ninth grade students' attitudes and achievement in mathematics.

 

Lead Speaker: June Mark
Co-Presenter: Deborah Spencer

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

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

 

Lead Speaker: Christina Lincoln-Moore

 8:15 AM to
9:15 AM
Columbus EF6-12 SecondaryRegular PresentationBuild Mathematical Capacity

The Beauty of Movement: Increasing Discourse in Mathematics Classrooms
The joyful sound of every student engaging in rich mathematical discourse is possible with a commitment to MOVEMENT. We will share why movement in your classroom is a non-negotiable and model practical ideas of how to make movement a professional development and classroom norm. Be prepared to move and speak about mathematics during this session.

 

Lead Speaker: Sara VanDerWerf
Co-Presenter: Chris Luzniak

 8:15 AM to
9:15 AM
Randolph 26-12 SecondaryRegular PresentationBuild Mathematical Capacity

Unpacking the Mathematics Needed for Proportional Reasoning
Let's build our capacity to help teachers and students develop deep understandings of proportionality. Understanding proportional relationships is critical for mathematical proficiency in mathematics. But what does it mean to develop a deep understanding of proportionality? How can we make proportional reasoning more visible in number, algebra, measurement, geometry, probability, and statistics? Bring your ideas as we look at what it takes to support teachers in developing student proportional reasoning in deep and flexible ways.

 

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

 8:15 AM to
9:15 AM
Randolph 1AGeneralRegular PresentationBuild Mathematical Capacity

Using an Instructional Routine to Inform Choices in Discretionary Spaces
A problem string is a multiple-entry, purposefully designed sequence of related problems that helps students mentally construct mathematical relationships and nudges them toward major, efficient strategies, models, or big ideas. I show how problem strings can be leveraged for changing student perceptions of the nature of mathematics and doing mathematics. Because facilitating problem strings requires teachers to showcase student strategies, this instructional routine provides excellent opportunities to disrupt notions of who can do mathematics.

 

Lead Speaker: Pamela Harris

 8:15 AM to
9:15 AM
Grand Ballroom BGeneralSpotlight SpeakerConstruct 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

 8:15 AM to
9:15 AM
Columbus IJCollegeRegular PresentationBuild Mathematical Capacity

Youcubed Study of Algebra 1 in San Francisco's De-tracked Mathematics Sequence
A common pattern in urban school systems is that students repeatedly take, fail, and repeat algebra. San Francisco is disrupting this pattern by moving to heterogenous classrooms and delaying mathematics acceleration until after Algebra 1. Youcubed at Stanford has partnered with SFUSD to study this change. Through classroom observations and interviews with students and teachers, youcubed is building an understanding of what equitable Algebra 1 teaching looks like in SFUSD. Come hear our early findings.

 

Lead Speaker: Jo Boaler
Co-Presenter: Tanya LaMar
Co-Presenter: Lizzy Hull Barnes
Co-Presenter: Miriam Leshin

 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
Grand Ballroom A & C NorthGeneralMajor PresentationBuild Mathematical Capacity

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

 

Lead Speaker: Peter Liljedahl

 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
Randolph 2Pk-2 PrimaryRegular PresentationBuild Mathematical Capacity

Comprehension is a Two-Way Street! Supporting Teachers who are Teaching the English Language and Mathematics Simultaneously
How can we support mathematics teachers of emergent bilinguals to teach content, everyday language and specialized academic vocabulary? Students need language to think and to express their own understanding.  To this end, language and math goals are critical to deep understanding. Leaders and coaches will learn how to identify the linguistic demands of a lesson in order to support teachers in selecting instructional strategies that allow learners to share their thinking and develop deep understanding.

 

Lead Speaker: Le Vada Gray

 9:30 AM to
10:30 AM
Grand Ballroom D North6-12 SecondaryRegular PresentationBuild Mathematical Capacity

Cultivating Agency, Mathematical Understanding, and Conversation through Mathematical Language Routines
How do we prepare learners to take an active role in their own sense-making of mathematics? How might we support all students in developing mathematical language to communicate their thinking through writing and speaking? Let's consider how Mathematical Language Routines both create a need for students to converse with others about mathematics and empower students to share their ideas around mathematical problems in ways that foster understanding.

 

Lead Speaker: Jennifer Wilson
Co-Presenter: Vanessa Cerrahoglu

 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
Columbus CD3-8 Upper Elementary/MiddleRegular PresentationBuild Mathematical Capacity

Gaining Clarity In The Muddy Waters Of Proportional Reasoning
This session will explore tasks that address one of the most challenging and misunderstood concepts from K through Grade 8, with accessible entry points for diverse learners. Let's unpack the necessary mathematical understandings students must develop before they are able to begin thinking proportionally as well as the many nuances that exist through the exploration of ratio and rate as we build a Roadmap to Proportional Relationships.

 

Lead Speaker: Kyle Pearce
Co-Presenter: Yvette Lehman

 9:30 AM to
10:30 AM
Roosevelt 3BK-5 ElementaryRegular PresentationBuild Mathematical Capacity

Improving Elementary Teachers' Mathematics Discourse Practices: A Success Story of One 40-hour Professional Development Program
This session will highlight a year-long professional development program focused on supporting productive mathematics discourse in early elementary grades, and share findings from design and development research, and effectiveness studies of the program. It will emphasize professional development design features that have positively influenced elementary teachers' knowledge and practices and students' engagement in discourse. Participants will engage with an activity from the professional development, discuss research findings, and consider opportunities and implications for their work.

 

Lead Speaker: Paola Stzajn
Co-Presenter: Kristen Malzahn
Co-Presenter: Daniel Heck
Co-Presenter: Reema Alnizami

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

It's A Wrap: Making Sense of Lesson Closure
One of the most challenging aspects of instruction is in being able to provide lesson closure that is consistent, doable, and productive for both students and teachers. Participants will be provided with a framework that identifies key elements of lesson closure that will help teachers wrap lessons with consistency, quality, and purpose, leading them to believe that the "trade off" of time from instruction is beneficial and will aid in building mathematical capacity for all.

 

Lead Speaker: Christine Moynihan

 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
Randolph 1AK-5 ElementaryRegular PresentationMonitor Evidence of Equitable Mathematics Learning

Making Effective Assessment Habits Routine: Looking at Case Studies of Practice
Teachers understand the importace of formative assessment and thoughtfully observe as students engage in math. However, without efficient ways to gather data, they may struggle to set a routine. We will explore two case studies of teachers who has routinized effective assessment practice for various formats, including games and small-group lessons.

 

Lead Speaker: Denise Porter
Co-Presenter: Kathryn Flores

 9:30 AM to
10:30 AM
Randolph 1B3-8 Upper Elementary/MiddleRegular PresentationBuild Mathematical Capacity

Making the Right Choice: Aligned Instructional Materials, K-8 Mathematics
High quality and equitable mathematics instruction begins with instructional materials aligned to College and Career Ready Standards. Now, schools and districts have choices for aligned instructional materials, but how do they know what to use? In this session we will explore how to prioritize local needs and use EdReports.org to make informed decisions about which materials to use, with attention to the coherence of the K-8 content standards.

 

Lead Speaker: Lynn Smith
Co-Presenter: Stephanie Fisher

 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
Grand Ballroom BGeneralSpotlight SpeakerConstruct 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
Columbus EF6-8 MiddleRegular PresentationBuild Mathematical Capacity

Teaching Standards-Based Lessons for Social Justice: How to Adapt Traditional Textbook Activities to be Culturally Relevant
If math is a tool, what is it a tool for? For math to be accessible and equitable, students need to use mathematics as tools for understanding the world around them while developing competencies in grade-level content standards. Come see how we modified textbook activities to engage students in culturally relevant lessons that focused on issues of social justice while staying aligned to content standards. Practical tips for implementation and ready-to-use activities will be shared.

 

Lead Speaker: Ivan Cheng
Co-Presenter: Lucy Rodriguez

 9:30 AM to
10:30 AM
Columbus G3-5 IntermediateRegular PresentationBuild Mathematical Capacity

The Concrete-Representation-Abstract Trajectory:  Moving All Students from Sense-Making to Algorithms
There is a trajectory of development that all students follow as they build fluency and proficiency. The learning trajectory moves from models to strategies and, finally, to algorithms. Struggles for students often arise when instruction begins with algorithms. In this session we are going to examine and deepen our understanding of this trajectory and how the trajectory supports access and equity in the classroom.

 

Lead Speaker: Treve Brinkman

 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
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

 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

 9:30 AM to
10:30 AM
Columbus IJ9-12 High SchoolRegular PresentationBuild Mathematical Capacity

What is Really Equivalent to Algebra II?
As colleges increasingly employ pathways that offer an alternative to the algebra to calculus route, the definition of what it means to be college-ready is changing. This change will necessitate rethinking the mathematics that students experience in high school. Come engage in a discussion around course design principles and student leanring outcomes for Algebra II equivalent pathways, based on current work at the Charles A. Dana Center.

 

Lead Speaker: Ted Coe
Co-Presenter: Josh Recio
Co-Presenter: Kathi Cook

 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
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 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
Co-Presenter: Jennifer Deinhart

 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

 10:45 AM to
11:45 AM
Columbus HPk-2 PrimaryRegular PresentationBuild Mathematical Capacity

Discourse and Mathematical Argumentation in Primary Grades: Building Capacity through Instructional Routines
Do you support elementary teachers through professional development in the area of discourse and mathematical argumentation? This session focuses on leveraging instructional routines to open opportunities for argumentation, which consists of the layers of noticing and wondering, conjecturing, justifying, and sharing. Participants will learn about the connection between the layers and instructional routines, how to support teachers as they incorporate instructional routines and argumentation, and guiding questions to ask at each layer of argumentation.

 

Lead Speaker: Chepina Rumsey
Co-Presenter: Jody Guarino

 10:45 AM to
11:45 AM
Randolph 2Pk-2 PrimaryRegular PresentationMonitor Evidence of Equitable Mathematics Learning

Formative Assessment in the K-2 Classroom: Capturing in the Moment What Really Matters
Most formative assessments are designed to pick up "deficits"-what a child doesn't know in relation to end of year outcomes. žData driven approaches that result are then about "fixing the gaps." This session is an opportunity to look at formative assessment differently: how, when, and what we assess will be examined using a developmental framework for numeracy, with related teaching implications that ensure equity and access in contrast to labels of deficits, with technology used as a tool.

 

Lead Speaker: Melissa Becerra
Co-Presenter: Emily Stewart
Co-Presenter: Jennifer Burrows
Co-Presenter: Catherine Fosnot

 10:45 AM to
11:45 AM
Randolph 33-8 Upper Elementary/MiddleRegular PresentationBuild Mathematical Capacity

How Do I Support Diverse Student Thinking? Differentiating Instruction to Support Productive Struggle in Elementary and Middle School Classrooms
Most teachers are familiar with the concept of differentiated instruction (DI) (Tomlinson & Imbeau 2010)-a process through which teachers can increase access to content by considering unique characteristics of students as they plan instructional experiences.  Even though differentiation is clearly needed to ensure that all students have access to their own ways of making sense, it is not always clear how to differentiate in ways that maintain mathematical goals.  We unpack how teachers can differentiate instructional tasks using knowledge of student thinking and productive struggle.

 

Lead Speaker: Jessica Hunt
Co-Presenter: Sararose Lynch

 10:45 AM to
11:45 AM
Grand Ballroom BK-5 ElementarySpotlight SpeakerBuild Mathematical Capacity

Lost in Translation: From Writers' Workshop to Leveled Math Groups
In K--5, we often take ideas from literacy and apply them to math. Sometimes that works well, e.g., sensemaking strategies for story problems. Sometimes, however, we oversimplify an approach, losing its power and purpose. In this session, we'll look at grouping formats used in elementary math today (such as math workshop or guided math) through this lens. What were the original ideas? What have they morphed into? What does that transformation mean for students?

 

Lead Speaker: Tracy Zager

 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

 10:45 AM to
11:45 AM
Grand Ballroom D NorthGeneralRegular PresentationMonitor Evidence of Equitable Mathematics Learning

Modeling Equitable Teaching Practices: Focusing on Identity, Intentionality and Privilege to Achieve Desired Learning Outcomes
Participants will be engaged in equitable teaching practices with a focus on teacher professional development for current and prospective teachers. This session prioritizes attending to effectively monitor, leverage and follow-up on evidence of student mathematical thinking while engaging and empowering students individually, in small groups, and during whole class discussions. As educators and teacher leaders, we will share experiences regarding identity and privilege through intentionality in instructional moves during mathematical learning.

 

Lead Speaker: Farshid Safi
Co-Presenter: George Roy
Co-Presenter: Lybrya Kebreab
Co-Presenter: Aline Abassian

 10:45 AM to
11:45 AM
Columbus AB6-12 SecondaryRegular PresentationBuild Mathematical Capacity

Not Your Grandparents' Algebra: Connecting Mathematical Content and Mathematical Practices Through Rich Algebraic Tasks
This talk will examine some algebraic tasks from a contextual, problem-based curriculum. Evidence of students' mathematical understanding and sense making will be discussed through classroom videos, student work, and longitudinal research data. This discussion will focus on deepening understanding by how teachers can support student use of the mathematical practices as they build on prior knowledge and make visible new concept connections.

 

Lead Speaker: Elizabeth Phillips
Co-Presenter: Yvonne Slanger-Grant

 10:45 AM to
11:45 AM
Randolph 1AK-5 ElementaryRegular PresentationBuild Mathematical Capacity

One District's Successful Journey to Solve the Number Sense Struggle
Come learn how Springfield Public School (MO) implemented instructional change to improve student scores and math mindsets. Explore number strings and math talks as tools to teach and reinforce mental math strategies. Move from theory to action in instructional change and see results in test scores and engagement. We will walk through our process, tools and data so that you can implement and succeed.

 

Lead Speaker: Brittany Goerig
Co-Presenter: Catherine Castillo
Co-Presenter: Tabitha Eutsler
Co-Presenter: Cary Sikes

 10:45 AM to
11:45 AM
Randolph 1B6-8 MiddleRegular PresentationBuild Mathematical Capacity

Teach them to Fish:  How Model Lessons Promote the Use of Manipulatives, Representations, and Algorithms and Increase Access for All.
Why did middle schools throw manipulatives out with the bath water? Anne Arundel County Public Schools [AACPS] demonstrates bold leadership with the action of purchasing manipulatives for every middle school student and writing over 75 Model Lessons that show case conceptual understanding of the Common Core State Standards through a trajectory of learning.   Join AACPS as they share their district designed non-negotiable Model Lessons in their curriculum that foster conceptual development at the highest level.

 

Lead Speaker: Nicole Howard
Co-Presenter: Mary Rathlev

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

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

 

Lead Speaker: Brea Ratliff

 10:45 AM to
11:45 AM
Michigan 23-8 Upper Elementary/MiddleRegular PresentationBuild Mathematical Capacity

Using Instructional Routines to Create Classrooms Where Everyone Believes They Can Learn
Learn what makes an instruction routine and how implementing them can impact the culture of teaching and the culture of the classroom.  We will explore routines such as Which One Doesn't Belong, Number Talk Images, and Same/Different as ways to allow all students access to math.  With these routines, we will explore why they provide access and equity in the classroom and how they can help change teacher perceptions of students.

 

Lead Speaker: Samantha Wuttig
Co-Presenter: Kristina Roehrig

 10:45 AM to
11:45 AM
Michigan 1C6-12 SecondaryRegular PresentationBuild Mathematical Capacity

What Does it Mean to Take a Transformational Perspective with Secondary Geometry? Helping Teachers Understand this Approach
Taking a transformational approach to geometry is much different than teaching transformations. What does it mean to take a transformational perspective? How can we help teachers develop mathematical knowledge for teaching geometry when transformations are to be used as the main approach? We will look at tasks that embrace CCSS geometry standards and promote thinking with transformations. Rich connections between transformations, symmetry, constructions, congruence, and proof will be shared.

 

Lead Speaker: Travis Lemon

 10:45 AM to
11:45 AM
Roosevelt 3AK-5 ElementaryRegular PresentationBuild Mathematical Capacity

Who Said Talk is Cheap?  Structures and Strategies to Engage Learners with Mathematics and Foster Mathematical Literacy for All
In order for every student to become mathematically literate, they must be fully engaged in mathematics every day.  Daily mathematics discourse provides an opportunity to build students' reasoning and apply mathematical language and syntax, key components of mathematical literacy.  In this interactive session, participants will explore structures and strategies to help every student engage in meaningful mathematical discourse and leave with concrete ideas for supporting teachers in building mathematical literacy in every student.

 

Lead Speaker: Dennis McDonald
Co-Presenter: Michele Glenn

 12:00 PM to
1:30 PM
Grand Ballroom CD South & EFMeal Function

Wednesday Lunch

 


 1:45 PM to
2:45 PM
Michigan 3Pk-2 PrimaryRegular PresentationBuild Mathematical Capacity

A Deeper Look: Re-Engagement for Primary Learners
Re-Engagement gives all learners the chance to  look at past work from a different angle.  By examining and responding to actual student work samples, students who struggled the first time around get another chance to consider the mathematics and successful students get the chance to make sense of solution paths different from their own.  Strategies for analyzing student work, choosing and ordering student work samples, and facilitating rich re-engagement lessons will be highlighted. Authentic student work will be featured.

 

Lead Speaker: Tracy Sola

 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 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
Columbus AB3-8 Upper Elementary/MiddleRegular PresentationBuild Mathematical Capacity

Changing the Story: Using Math Workshop to Help Teachers and Students Reach Their Full Potential
How can we ‘change the story' for students who don't participate or suffer from math anxiety? Math workshop allows teachers to differentiate for the varying needs in classrooms and creates an environment where students feel less anxious, take risks, engage in discourse, and aren't afraid to participate. This session explores how moving to a workshop model is best for teachers and students by creating a space for small group instruction, meaningful learning tasks, and reflection.

 

Lead Speaker: Jennifer Lempp
Co-Presenter: Skip Tyler

 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
Columbus IJKLGeneralMajor PresentationBuild Mathematical Capacity

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

 

Lead Speaker: Eli Luberoff

 1:45 PM to
2:45 PM
Randolph 3GeneralRegular PresentationBuild Mathematical Capacity

Ensuring High-Quality Mathematics Instruction for Students with Disabilities
Providing high-quality mathematics instruction to ALL students means including those with special needs and IEPs too! Join us as we share best practices for adapting common mathematics routines to support sense-making in students with learning challenges and consider how administrators and leaders can guide the process for doing so. This session is appropriate for teachers and mathematics leaders of ALL grade levels.

 

Lead Speaker: Jamie Garner
Co-Presenter: Duane Habecker

 1:45 PM to
2:45 PM
Michigan 1C6-8 MiddleRegular PresentationBuild Mathematical Capacity

Great Curriculum is Not Enough: Strategies for Overcoming Implementation Challenges
New curricula are often seen as magic bullets: giving teachers the right tool should lead to student learning, right? However, many schools face unexpected challenges when they begin using a new curriculum. This session will present research into why better curricula don't necessarily lead to increased achievement, and what leaders can do about it.

 

Lead Speaker: Stephen Sebelski
Co-Presenter: Rolanda Baldwin

 1:45 PM to
2:45 PM
Michigan 2K-5 ElementaryRegular PresentationMonitor Evidence of Equitable Mathematics Learning

Increase Learning Power with Probe Power!
Misconceptions are a natural part of the learning process, right? But, how can they be uncovered in a safe and engaging way that informs and increases learning power? This session will showcase a fresh approach to formative assessments. Probes coach us to listen to our students, foster curiosity, boost social-emotional and growth-mindsets! Participants will walk away with their own "Probe Power" Toolkit.

 

Lead Speaker: Toni Osterbuhr

 1:45 PM to
2:45 PM
Roosevelt 3BPk-2 PrimaryRegular PresentationBuild Mathematical Capacity

Meeting the Needs of Diverse Learners: Identifying Language Demands and Instructional Goals to Design Math Lessons
To meet the needs of English language learners in developing their mathematical understanding and communication of thinking, teachers need to determine the linguistic demands of their lessons.  Participants engage in a method for doing this as they experience a lesson designed for native English speakers and reflect on the language they had to understand and use for success. Participants learn that determining linguistic demands of a math lesson helps identify barriers for English language learners.

 

Lead Speaker: Brenda Konicke
Co-Presenter: Deepa Bharath

 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

 1:45 PM to
2:45 PM
Randolph 1A6-12 SecondaryRegular PresentationBuild Mathematical Capacity

Sense-making, the Ultimate Intervention
A common but misguided intervention for struggling students is to remove the mathematics from a context and focus on procedures. This practice prevents students from relying on logic and using their own reasoning abilities to do math.  Struggling students need a contextual framework the most.  Students work and video will suppofrt this assertion.

 

Lead Speaker: Janet Sutorius

 1:45 PM to
2:45 PM
Columbus H3-8 Upper Elementary/MiddleRegular PresentationBuild Mathematical Capacity

Using Manipulatives to Assess Student Understanding of Geometry
Mathematics leaders will engage in meaningful tasks, which provide opportunities to sort, classify, and organize geometric shapes into a concept matrix. They will defend their reasoning and justify their responses, while using the five practices of productive discussion. This session supports diverse learners by building their mathematical literacy through defining geometric figures by their sides and angles, finding similarities and congruence, and using precise terminology.

 

Lead Speaker: Barbara Post
Co-Presenter: Nita Walker

 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

 1:45 PM to
2:45 PM
Roosevelt 3AK-5 ElementaryRegular PresentationBuild Mathematical Capacity

When Content is Not Enough: Clarity in Learning Intentions
Learners are included when they truly understand what success looks like. Join us to learn to craft learning intentions which provide clarity & direction for learners. It's about the math AND about how we help students interact with the math.

 

Lead Speaker: Andrea Kotowski
Co-Presenter: Sara Moore

 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

 3:00 PM to
4:00 PM
Columbus AB6-12 SecondaryRegular PresentationBuild Mathematical Capacity

How to Help Students Become Problem Solvers, Not Math Robots
If your teachers' students seem like they understand… until teachers see their test scores, then you should introduce teachers to problems with open middles. They help teachers clearly see what their kids know, unlock student thinking, and have them begging for more.

 

Lead Speaker: Robert Kaplinsky

 3:00 PM to
4:00 PM
Columbus IJKLGeneralRegular PresentationMonitor Evidence of Equitable Mathematics Learning

Limitless: Learn, Lead and Live without Barriers
Recent years have seen an explosion of scientific evidence showing that there is a different way to learn, lead and live, available to us all. When people take a limitless approach to learning - in mathematics and in life - different pathways open up, leading to higher, more equitable and more enjoyable achievement. Mindset messages are important but they do not take root unless they are accompanied by a different approach to content and life. In this session we will consider what this different approach is. We will think together about ways to learn, lead and live without barriers.

 

Lead Speaker: Jo Boaler

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