2011 NCSM Annual Conference

All Sessions

Session information last updated: 3-31-2011

 
All Sessions -- Monday, April 11, 2011
 
100  6:45 AM to
7:30 AM
JW Marriott: White River Ballroom

Monday Continental Breakfast - Compliments of MIND Research Institute
(6:45 - 7:30 AM, ) - MIND Research Institute is a neuroscience and education non-profit corporation dedicated to education program excellence and cutting edge scientific research. MIND Research Institute has transferred more than 30 years of breakthrough brain and learning research into applied education programs for K–12 students.

 


101  7:30 AM to
8:00 AM
JW Marriott: White River BallroomGeneral

Welcome to the 43rd NCSM Annual Conference

 

Lead Speaker: Diane Briars, NCSM President
Co-Presenter: Terri Belcher
Co-Presenter: Sandie Gilliam

102  8:00 AM to
9:00 AM
JW Marriott: White River BallroomGeneral

Transforming American Education: Learning Powered by Technology
The National Education Technology Plan articulates a vision for a 21st century model of learning. Cator will provide an overview of the plan and conduct a discussion around the vision, recommendations, and actions, as well as the barriers to adoption.

 

Lead Speaker: Karen Cator

103  9:30 AM to
10:30 AM
Marriott Downtown: Marriott Ballroom 5General

Confronting Boredom in Mathematics Classrooms: Will Common Core State Standards Make Mathematics More Engaging?
Interviews with students in widely dispersed settings, conducted informally by the speaker, have revealed that high school students generally find mathematics classes the most boring of their school experiences. For two decades, NCTM has advocated for a mathematics curriculum that included inquiry and investigation among its foundations—a curriculum that could engage students in "doing" mathematics. Unfortunately, boredom has continued to dominate the experience for too many students. Now, with the wide-scale adoption of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS), we have a new opportunity. In a report on a summer 2010 conference organized by the Center for the Study of Mathematics Curriculum (CSMC) titled Curriculum Design, Development, and Implementation in an Era of Common Core State Standards, authors Jere Confrey and Erin Krupa wrote that the period of adoption of CCSS "represents a critical transition period, replete with the combined opportunities and responsibilities to define the meaning of the CCSS in relation to classroom practices on a large-scale." What does this mean? Might the CCSS make mathematics more engaging for students? The speaker will unpack this idea, share thinking from the CSMC conference, offer ideas from his perspective as a publisher who is an advocate for change, talk about the CCSS "Mathematical Practices," and show examples of engaging classrooms (revealing his personal interest in technology in the process).

 

Lead Speaker: Steven Rasmussen

104  9:30 AM to
10:30 AM
Marriott Downtown: Marriott Ballroom 6GeneralDeveloping Coaches / Developing Teachers

Mathematics Specialists/Coaches and Relationships: Navigating the Slippery Slopes of Leadership
The Elementary Mathematics Specialists and Teacher Leaders Project (EMS&TL) explores elements of leadership that contribute to your success as a Mathematics Specialist. Session participants will examine leadership issues specialists confront and explore cases, which reflect content and pedagogical needs, adult learning, and effective communication techniques.

 

Lead Speaker: Francis (Skip) Fennell
Co-Presenter: Kay Sammons
Co-Presenter: Jonathan Wray
Co-Presenter: Beth Kobett

105  9:30 AM to
10:30 AM
JW Marriott: 101-102GeneralDeveloping Coaches / Developing Teachers

Using Great Data to Create Greater Success for Teachers and Students
Assessment data gives teachers vibrant information about their students. Once teachers familiarize themselves with the data, they can tailor their instruction and design it to target specific needs, interests, and goals. This session will help teachers decipher the data and lead their students to greater conceptual proficiency.

 

Lead Speaker: John Neral

106  9:30 AM to
10:30 AM
JW Marriott: 203GeneralDeveloping Coaches / Developing Teachers

Coaching Commitments and Skills for Making a Difference in Student Achievement
Gain skills for developing coaches to build teacher leaders that will make a difference with struggling learners. Connect to commitments and collaboration methods for traditional or virtual environments. Transform perspectives of coaches, teachers, students, and parents. Research data shows proven success in low socioeconomic schools. Skills aligned with NCSM's PRIME Leadership Framework.

 

Co-Presenter: Catherine Dobbins
Lead Speaker: Pam Warrick

107  9:30 AM to
10:30 AM
Marriott Downtown: Marriott Ballroom 10GeneralTeaching & Learning

Helping Elementary/Middle School Principals Become Strong Mathematics Advocates
There is an urgency for principals to become strong advocates for excellence in mathematics. Participants will receive a rubric for self-examination of characteristics of principals who build strength in their mathematics programs. The conclusion will include steps for getting started in the process of creating an exceptional mathematics school.

 

Lead Speaker: Patsy Kanter
Co-Presenter: Cynthia Costello

108  9:30 AM to
10:30 AM
Marriott Downtown: Marriott Ballroom 1GeneralTeaching & Learning

Moving Your Faculty Toward Diagnostic Teaching, Formative Assessment, and Individualized Instructional Techniques
Many second-career teachers are teaching before they are certified, relying on instructional techniques with which they were taught. Learn about the strategies that the Math Forum uses to help move teachers, both novice and experienced, toward more effective instructional methods, including diagnostic teaching and formative assessment through evaluating student work.

 

Lead Speaker: Steve Risberg
Co-Presenter: Annie Fetter

109  9:30 AM to
10:30 AM
JW Marriott: White River BallroomGeneral

NCSM Business Meeting and State of the Organization Report
NCSM President Diane Briars will present the State of the Organization Report, including progress on the 2010–2011 NCSM projects and initiatives, newly released position papers, enhancements to the NCSM website, and anticipated strategic priorities for 2011-2012. Treasurer Randy Pippen will describe the current financial status of the organization.

 

Lead Speaker: Diane Briars, NCSM President
Co-Presenter: Randy Pippen

110  9:30 AM to
10:30 AM
Marriott Downtown: Austin/BostonPrimary
(PK - 2)
Teaching & Learning

Implementing the National Research Council (NRC) Early Childhood Mathematics Goals by Integrating Within and Across Number and Geometry Goals
A program of activities and materials that implement the goals of the NRC Early Childhood Mathematics Report is described. The approach integrates number and geometry concepts so that students develop (a) geometric concepts, spatial visualization, and relations; (b) number concepts, numerical relations, and operations; and (c) mathematical language.

 

Lead Speaker: Karen Fuson
Co-Presenter: Lynn Kuske

111  9:30 AM to
10:30 AM
Marriott Downtown: Marriott Ballroom 8-9Intermediate
(3 - 5)
Teaching & Learning

Transforming Mathematics Classrooms: Aiding the Transition to Differentiated Instruction
Whether your goal is strengthening Tier I instruction for your Response to Intervention (RtI) success, or simply meeting the needs of struggling learners, this session identifies three key components to a differentiated classroom and offers a roadmap for transforming mathematics teaching. Explore ways to help teachers understand, embrace, and apply critical differentiation concepts.

 

Lead Speaker: Susan O'Connell

112  9:30 AM to
10:30 AM
JW Marriott: 204-205Intermediate
(3 - 5)
Developing Coaches / Developing Teachers

Supporting Change Through a Coaching Model
As districts make changes to their mathematics curricula, professional development is vital. A coaching model can provide teachers with the individual and small group support needed to sustain change. Engage in a discussion of the lessons learned from a coach and elementary teachers experiencing this model for the first time.

 

Lead Speaker: Stephanie Martin

113  9:30 AM to
10:30 AM
Marriott Downtown: Marriott Ballroom 7Middle
(6 - 8)
Assessment of Students / Assessment of Teaching

The Impact of Teacher Professional Development on Student Achievement
Does inquiry-based instruction improve student achievement? This session will investigate the relationships among professional development, teacher instructional practice, and student achievement using classroom observations and state test data. Results show that students in settings with a high level of implementation of inquiry-based instruction show significantly more growth in test scores.

 

Lead Speaker: Patty Lofgren
Co-Presenter: John Mayer
Co-Presenter: Bernadette Mullins

114  9:30 AM to
10:30 AM
Marriott Downtown: Santa FeGeneral

Math Solutions Sponsor Showcase: Let's Talk About Mathematics: Key Discussion Topics and Problems
Using classroom discussions effectively can be challenging. How do you facilitate a discussion so that it leads to student insight and discovery? This session presents problems and questions that help students develop deep understanding. Complimentary resources will be given to first 50 attendees. (Intermediate 3–5, General)

 

Lead Speaker: Suzanne Chapin

115  9:30 AM to
10:30 AM
Marriott Downtown: Lincoln

Didax Education Technology Showcase: Improve Mathematics Instruction with Kathy Richardson's Formative Assessment
Learn more about the power of early assessment and how it can impact instruction to improve student learning. Participants will get hands-on experience using AMC Web, the web-based version of Richardson's Assessing Math Concepts. Learn how to use assessment results to provide targeted instruction. (Primary PK–2)

 

Lead Speaker: Kathy Richardson

116  9:30 AM to
11:30 AM
JW Marriott: 201-202GeneralSTEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, & Mathematics)

Panel: The Meeting of the Minds: The Future of STEM Education
Instead of thinking about where science, technology, engineering, and mathematics are today, join us for a discussion of what the future holds. Panelists: • Karen Cator, Director, Office of Educational Technology, U.S. Department of Education • Larry Gilliam, Vice President, Lockheed Martin • Thomas Keller, Senior Program Officer, National Academy of Sciences • Diana Thomas, Associate Professor, Mathematics, Montclair State University •Moderator: Suzanne Mitchell, NCSM President-Elect

 

Lead Speaker: Karen Cator
Co-Presenter: Larry Gilliam
Co-Presenter: Thomas Keller
Co-Presenter: Diana Thomas

117  9:30 AM to
11:30 AM
Marriott Downtown: Marriott Ballroom 2-3Intermediate
(3 - 5)
Assessment of Students / Assessment of Teaching

What Mathematics Instruction Should Look, Sound, and Feel Like in the 21st Century: Helping Administrators Make Sense of It All
It can be challenging to discern if elementary teachers are providing strong mathematics instruction. Understanding elements of such is key to improving student learning. Participants will leave with tools to frame classroom observations and determine if what is being seen, heard, and felt will deliver the goods for the 21st Century.

 

Lead Speaker: Christine Moynihan

118  9:30 AM to
11:30 AM
Marriott Downtown: Marriott Ballroom 4Intermediate
(3 - 5)
Developing Coaches / Developing Teachers

Learning from Analysis of Student Learning
This session shares an experience that provided educators with an opportunity to observe student learning. The educators observed one student, reflecting on that student's learning and also on their own learning, as well as the mathematical goal of the lesson. Student work and videos will be featured.

 

Lead Speaker: Andrea Miller
Co-Presenter: Sam Shaneyfelt

119  9:30 AM to
11:30 AM
JW Marriott: 104Middle
(6 - 8)
Assessment of Students / Assessment of Teaching

Facilitating the Use of Formative Assessment when Teaching Fractions: A Case of Research to Practice – Vermont Mathematics Partnership's (VMP) Ongoing Assessment Project (OGAP)
The Vermont Mathematics Partnership Ongoing Assessment Project (OGAP) is a formative assessment system based on mathematics education research concerning students' development of specific mathematics concepts. Participants will engage in activities focused on understanding of fraction concepts and the related mathematics education research that illustrate how OGAP has brought research to practice.

 

Lead Speaker: Marjorie Petit
Co-Presenter: Robert Laird

120  9:30 AM to
11:30 AM
JW Marriott: 103Secondary
(9 - 12)
Teaching & Learning

How to Reach the Unreachable in Algebra I
What do you do with students who are in Algebra I but are not ready? Learn about a program that uses rich mathematical tasks and daily formative assessment to support these students. We will connect pedagogical and instructional strategies with classroom management to help students develop algebraic thinking and understanding.

 

Lead Speaker: Edward Nolan

121  10:45 AM to
11:45 AM
Marriott Downtown: Marriott Ballroom 5General

Geometric Reasoning and Problem Solving: Keys to Success for English Language Learners
Middle grades mathematics teachers often lack ideas and strategies for engaging English Language Learners (ELLs) in classroom mathematical reasoning and production. Based on recent research and development, this presentation makes the case that regular problem solving opportunities—particularly in geometry—combined with strategies for ensuring access for ELLs, can lead to improved ELL success in mathematics. A critical component is the commitment of mathematics teachers to attend consistently to the development of academic language through real mathematical work on the part of ELLs.

 

Lead Speaker: Mark Driscoll

122  10:45 AM to
11:45 AM
Marriott Downtown: Marriott Ballroom 6GeneralDeveloping Coaches / Developing Teachers

Moving Beyond Typical Professional Development That Doesn't Work and Toward Effective Teacher Development (ETD) That Can Make a Real Difference
This session will begin with what we know and what research now confirms: Typical professional development has very little impact on teacher knowledge, teacher behavior, or student achievement. We'll look at why and use this as the basis for an example-laden exploration of the elements of Effective Teacher Development.

 

Lead Speaker: Steven Leinwand

123  10:45 AM to
11:45 AM
JW Marriott: 204-205GeneralTeaching & Learning

Using Number Talks to Build Mental Mathematics and Computation Strategies
What are number talks and how do they help students build efficient, accurate, and flexible computation and mental mathematics strategies? Participants will engage in number talks and analyze classroom video clips of K–5 students. Participants will learn how to implement number talks that foster student reasoning and understanding of number.

 

Lead Speaker: Sherry Parrish

124  10:45 AM to
11:45 AM
Marriott Downtown: Marriott Ballroom 10GeneralDeveloping Coaches / Developing Teachers

Lessons Learned from Lesson Study: One School's Experience in Strengthening Teachers' Collaborative Learning and Instructional Leadership
Professional development can support teachers' changing beliefs and practices about how to reach all students. This workshop shares documentary videotapes that describe and illustrate the evolutions that resulted from five teachers' participation in a lesson study project supported by the U.S. Department of Education and Mills College.

 

Lead Speaker: Anne Nesbitt
Co-Presenter: Nancy Kovacic

125  10:45 AM to
11:45 AM
Marriott Downtown: Austin/BostonGeneralDeveloping Coaches / Developing Teachers

A Framework of Understanding the Mediating Role of District Leaders as They Support Teachers During the Teacher/Curricular Interaction
Using data from observations and interviews with two teachers and a district mathematics leader, we will share the impact of the district leader's influence on the teachers' curricular interactions as she supported them during the implementation of standards-based curriculum material, in order to achieve a productive end.

 

Lead Speaker: Mary Gichobi
Co-Presenter: Comfort Akwaji-Anderson

126  10:45 AM to
11:45 AM
JW Marriott: 101-102Intermediate
(3 - 5)
Teaching & Learning

Common Core: Connecting the Standards for Mathematical Practice to the Standards for Content—Number and Operations in Base Ten
Students need opportunities to explore mathematical ideas, with guidance that helps them use the structure and properties of our number system to build their number sense and computational facility. This session examines how to explicitly structure and facilitate those opportunities and connect standards for mathematical practice to standards for content.

 

Lead Speaker: Carolyn Felux

127  10:45 AM to
11:45 AM
Marriott Downtown: Marriott Ballroom 8-9Intermediate
(3 - 5)
Teaching & Learning

The Common Core State Standards: Examining the Standards for Mathematical Practice in Grades 3–5 and Their Impact on Effective Implementation of the Grades 3–5 Content Standards
The Standards for Mathematical Practice describe ways in which students should engage with mathematics as they are learning mathematical content. What does this look like in the elementary classroom? Examples, for coaches, elementary specialists, and leaders to help classroom teachers use and assess practice embedded with content, will be shared.

 

Lead Speaker: Linda Gojak

128  10:45 AM to
11:45 AM
JW Marriott: 203Secondary
(9 - 12)
Teaching & Learning

Dynamic Geometric Pathways to Functions Promote Conceptual Understanding of the Variation of Variables and the Behavior of Functions
Geometric functions in Sketchpad 5 allow students to drag an input point that determines an output point via transformation or construction. Students' concrete experiences dragging the independent variable and observing the behavior of the function are particularly compelling, and open a window on domain, range, composition, and inverses. Classroom activities provided.

 

Lead Speaker: Scott Steketee

129  10:45 AM to
11:45 AM
Marriott Downtown: Marriott Ballroom 7Secondary
(9 - 12)
Teaching & Learning

Exploring the Potential of Sorting Tasks in Developing Teachers' Mathematical Knowledge for Teaching Functions Across Representations
In this session, participants will engage in a sorting task designed to develop teachers' mathematical knowledge for teaching the concept of function and analyze sorts created by teachers. Participants will also discuss how the task might be adapted to support the needs of the diverse teacher audiences with whom they work.

 

Lead Speaker: LuAnn Malik
Co-Presenter: Amy Hillen

130  10:45 AM to
11:45 AM
Marriott Downtown: Santa FeGeneral

Borenson and Associates, Inc. Sponsor Showcase: With Hands-On Equations® You Can Provide Your Students in Grades 3–9 with a Sound Introduction to Algebra!
Attend this session and experience this powerful instructional approach developed by Dr. Henry Borenson. By making algebraic concepts visual and kinesthetic, even young students can experience success with algebraic linear equations and word problems! Receive a free demonstration kit! (Grades 3–9)

 

Lead Speaker: Linda Bailey
Co-Presenter: Carolyn Talton

131  10:45 AM to
11:45 AM
Marriott Downtown: Lincoln

Math Solutions Technology Showcase: Face-to-Face vs. Online Professional Development? Do Both! The Power of the Blended Model
Blended programs can yield higher performance due to the more frequent interactions between educators and coaches. These models combine face-to-face sessions with online follow-ups giving teachers opportunities to get timely, expert, and peer advice on current instructional issues and topics. (General)

 

Lead Speaker: Carolyn Felux
Co-Presenter: Marji Freeman

132  11:30 AM to
1:00 PM
JW Marriott: Griffin Hall

Monday Box Lunch: Sponsored by Didax Education and Math Teachers Press, Inc.
The name Didax comes from the Greek, didaktikos, meaning "to teach". For over thirty years, Didax has specialized in helping educators to address individual learning styles and diverse student needs. Tested by teachers, parents, and children, each of their products is designed to meet a district educational need. In 2010, Math Teachers Press celebrated 30 years since they published the 1980 edition of Moving with Math by Topic, a program developed to provide targeted, topic-specific intervention to students in grades 1 through 8. Despite all of the changes across the landscape of mathematics education, the mission at Math Teachers Press remains unchanged: to help all students succeed in mathematics––especially those who struggle most––while making the job of the teacher easier with handy organizational tools, user-friendly lesson plans, and web-based assessment and reporting to monitor student progress and provide accountability.

 


133  12:15 PM to
1:15 PM
Marriott Downtown: Marriott Ballroom 5General

Understanding the Challenges Teachers Face in Using a Transformational Approach to Mathematical Similarity
This session will explore the opportunity that a transformational approach offers to the teaching and learning of similarity in the middle grades. Using a video case example, we will analyze a video clip and consider specific issues around the work of teaching similarity such as interpreting and representing students' mathematical use of dilation and unpacking students' use of definitions in solving problems.

 

Lead Speaker: Nanette Seago

134  12:15 PM to
1:15 PM
JW Marriott: 204-205GeneralTeaching & Learning

Visible Thinking: A Pathway to Classroom Equity
Visible Thinking is a practical approach that can be used by teachers to meet diverse needs of learners. Mathematics classrooms engaged in Visible Thinking activities strongly support ongoing formative assessments and early response to intervention. Leaders will be engaged in Visible Thinking activities that promote equity in mathematics classrooms.

 

Lead Speaker: Don Balka
Co-Presenter: Ted Hull
Co-Presenter: Ruth Harbin Miles

135  12:15 PM to
1:15 PM
Marriott Downtown: Marriott Ballroom 10GeneralDeveloping Coaches / Developing Teachers

Tapping Teachers' Strengths to Develop the Mathematical Strengths in Each Child
High-level cognitive tasks, student-centered discussions, concept mastery, and effective group work — all mathematics classrooms need these elements if all students are to succeed, yet some teachers struggle to implement them. Learn how to identify teachers' strengths and then differentiate your coaching moves to motivate all teachers to embrace classroom change.

 

Lead Speaker: Jane Kise

136  12:15 PM to
1:15 PM
JW Marriott: 203GeneralTeaching & Learning

Quantiles—A Powerful New Way to Track Student Success
Quantiles are not just another number. Various assessments will provide you with a Quantile measure. Do you know how these measures will help you meet your Responses to Intervention (RtI) goals? Let's look at some issues and share highlights of how several schools have used their Quantile scores to help teachers differentiate instruction.

 

Lead Speaker: Jan Scott

137  12:15 PM to
1:15 PM
Marriott Downtown: Marriott Ballroom 8-9Intermediate
(3 - 5)
Assessment of Students / Assessment of Teaching

Assessment of and FOR Learning: How to Use Summative Assessments to Inform Instruction
Our classrooms are currently inundated with formal and informal data generating and data analysis. This workshop will explore both how to use data and how to design multiple-choice items in ways that maximize what we can learn about students, with the goal of improving learning and instruction.

 

Lead Speaker: Kathleen Pitvorec
Co-Presenter: Jan Haake

138  12:15 PM to
1:15 PM
Marriott Downtown: Austin/BostonIntermediate
(3 - 5)
Teaching & Learning

Helping Teachers When Students Say That Their Teachers Talk and Write in a Secret Mathematics Code and They Don't Get It!
As standards emphasize the need for intermediate students to begin building algebraic concepts, the leader needs to find ways to incorporate algebra into the curriculum and help teachers enable students to learn/understand "secret code" like 2b^2, lwh, and x + 2y by using concrete manipulatives to build foundations for later abstract algebraic concepts.

 

Lead Speaker: Robert Jesberg
Co-Presenter: Janie Zimmer

139  12:15 PM to
1:15 PM
Marriott Downtown: Marriott Ballroom 6Middle
(6 - 8)
Teaching & Learning

Designing and Teaching Mathematics Lessons to the iGeneration
This session will examine how to design and teach meaningful and grade-appropriate mathematics to the Internet Generation (iGeneration). Participants will be provided with innovative strategies using technology that can lead to better motivation and understanding of mathematics (especially rational numbers) in grades 3–8.

 

Lead Speaker: Eric Milou

140  12:15 PM to
1:15 PM
Marriott Downtown: Marriott Ballroom 1Middle
(6 - 8)
Teaching & Learning

Exploring Mathematics in the Middle Grades: Progress Being Made!
What can be done to improve middle grades mathematics? Learn about an engaging mathematics curriculum at the middle grades! Learn from a grant project that has been working to improve performance on the EXPLORE assessment and prepare students for success in high school and beyond.

 

Lead Speaker: Janet Tassell
Co-Presenter: Linda Sheffield

141  12:15 PM to
1:15 PM
Marriott Downtown: Marriott Ballroom 7Middle
(6 - 8)
Developing Coaches / Developing Teachers

Developing Mathematics Professional Development Sessions: Planning Conversations and Instructional Decisions That Lead to Improved Mathematical Knowledge for Teaching (MKT) in District Leaders
How do you develop Mathematical Knowledge for Teaching (MKT) in mathematics leaders? Engage in an algebraic content session used with district mathematics leaders to deepen their understanding of Proportional Reasoning. Learn about the planning discussions and instructional decisions that developed the mathematics in this big idea.

 

Lead Speaker: Beth Schefelker
Co-Presenter: Melissa Hedges
Co-Presenter: Connie Laughlin

142  12:15 PM to
1:15 PM
JW Marriott: 101-102Secondary
(9 - 12)
Assessment of Students / Assessment of Teaching

Mathematical Habits of Mind for Teaching: Assessing Mathematical Knowledge for Teaching at the Secondary Level
How can "thinking like a mathematician" help teachers use mathematics effectively in teaching? We will introduce mathematical habits of mind for teaching as an organizing framework for secondary teachers' mathematical knowledge, share items to assess these habits, along with illustrative classroom examples, and discuss professional development approaches that support this work.

 

Lead Speaker: Ryota Matsuura
Co-Presenter: Al Cuoco
Co-Presenter: Glenn Stevens
Co-Presenter: Sarah Sword

143  12:15 PM to
1:15 PM
Marriott Downtown: Santa Fe

It's About Time Publishing Sponsor Showcase: Incorporating Technology with a Standards-Based Program Produces Results
This workshop will explore algebra and geometry standards-based activities, that when integrated with appropriate technology, help students better visualize these topics. With a strong professional development program, this approach helped the presenter's school earn state and national awards. (Secondary 9–12)

 

Lead Speaker: James Kearns

144  12:15 PM to
1:15 PM
Marriott Downtown: Lincoln

Carnegie Learning, Inc. Technology Showcase: Launch of the Carnegie Learning® Mathematics Series Featuring Personalized Middle School Mathematics Instruction
Experience the new Carnegie Learning® Mathematics Series, whose research-based instruction is framed within real-world contexts using humor and interesting topics. Learn how our software personalizes mathematics instruction to better engage and motivate students, and helps them master mathematics concepts and skills. (Middle 6–8)

 

Lead Speaker: Steve Ritter

145  12:30 PM to
2:30 PM
JW Marriott: 103GeneralDeveloping Coaches / Developing Teachers

Tracking Student Thinking Toward Student Success
In previous NCSM presentations, we introduced participants to Gillan's Problems Without Figures. In this session, we will examine student responses to additional problems, and report on results of a study comparing student performance across schools before and after practice with these types of problems, to determine impact on student thinking.

 

Lead Speaker: Patsy Wang-Iverson
Co-Presenter: Richard Askey
Co-Presenter: Marian Palumbo
Co-Presenter: Dustin Acres

146  12:30 PM to
2:30 PM
JW Marriott: 104Intermediate
(3 - 5)
Developing Coaches / Developing Teachers

Mathematics Coaches Leading Professional Learning Communities (PLCs)—Key Ingredients to Developing Mathematical Understanding
The Thinking Through a Lesson Protocol, developed by Dr. Margaret Smith and others at the University of Pittsburgh, engages educators to think deeply about lessons and how students learn mathematics. By anticipating, monitoring, selecting, sequencing, and connecting student work, teachers develop and deepen students' understanding of key mathematical ideas.

 

Lead Speaker: Michael Fierle
Co-Presenter: Corinne Murawski

147  12:30 PM to
2:30 PM
Marriott Downtown: Marriott Ballroom 4Intermediate
(3 - 5)
Teaching & Learning

Computational Fluency in Multiplication: How Many Strategies Are There?
Using video and student work, participants will examine how computational fluency in multiplication develops and consider these questions: What contexts and representations support an understanding of multiplication? What is the importance of studying and comparing different strategies and algorithms? Connections will also be made to professional development for teachers.

 

Lead Speaker: Keith Cochran
Co-Presenter: Karen Economopoulos

148  12:30 PM to
2:30 PM
JW Marriott: 201-202Middle
(6 - 8)
Teaching & Learning

Differentiating Problem Solving: Using Open and Parallel Tasks (Grades 3–8)
Collaborate with other educators to create problems that target big mathematical ideas by using Marion Small's strategy of developing open and parallel tasks. Use this approach as a powerful way to differentiate assessment for all students. In addition, use the process to design pretest tasks as formative assessments for intervention.

 

Lead Speaker: Cathy Brown
Co-Presenter: Winnie Miller

149  1:30 PM to
2:30 PM
Marriott Downtown: Marriott Ballroom 5General

Implementing the More Challenging Aspects of Common Core State Standards
The Common Core State Standards (CCSS) are not "business as usual." Although some aspects of CCSS are familiar, others, such as some of the mathematical practices and topic learning progressions, are difficult to interpret and/or differ significantly from current practice. Learn what you can do now to help teachers and administrators understand and implement these newer, more challenging, aspects of CCSS, and how to use new NCSM tools to do so.

 

Lead Speaker: Diane Briars, NCSM President

150  1:30 PM to
2:30 PM
Marriott Downtown: Marriott Ballroom 1GeneralDeveloping Coaches / Developing Teachers

A Panel of NCSM Past Presidents Presents Potential Solutions to Perplexing Problems: Leading with No Money; Educating Unsupportive Bosses; Motivating Reluctant Teachers
Be enlightened by the epic eruption of energetic exchange on problems which confront most mathematics leaders. The three topics listed will be examined by the exceptional, eager, ever-knowledgeable, and empathic panel of esteemed past presidents. Emerge with earnest practical solutions to empower leaders to enhance mathematics education.

 

Lead Speaker: Larry Bradsby
Co-Presenter: Carole Greenes
Co-Presenter: Linda Gojak
Co-Presenter: Steven Leinwand

151  1:30 PM to
2:30 PM
Marriott Downtown: Austin/BostonGeneralDeveloping Coaches / Developing Teachers

Thriving, Not Just Surviving: Nurturing Mathematical Leadership in Elementary Classroom Teachers
Often, classroom teachers feel they must leave the classroom in order to grow professionally. The big losers are their students. This session will address ways in which mathematics leaders can energize teachers who wish to enhance their professional status, but who choose to remain in the classroom.

 

Lead Speaker: Dinah Chancellor
Co-Presenter: Janie Schielack

152  1:30 PM to
2:30 PM
JW Marriott: 203GeneralTeaching & Learning

Lessons from Singapore: Can Singapore's Visual Models and Problem Solving Approach Help Teachers Move Students from Arithmetic to Algebra?
As Singapore's curriculum becomes more popular in the United States, we are learning it is much more than just strategies. This workshop will explore how representation of quantitative relationships and complex problem solving can help American students succeed as they move from arithmetic to algebra.

 

Lead Speaker: Andy Clark

153  1:30 PM to
2:30 PM
JW Marriott: 204-205Intermediate
(3 - 5)
Teaching & Learning

Implementing New Curriculum Well: What Does It Take?
What are the key dimensions of building a coherent and successful implementation? In this session, we will report on an NSF-funded study investigating the implementation of elementary mathematics instructional materials, with particular attention to the district activities and supports that are intended to strengthen the use of materials and implementation.

 

Lead Speaker: Katherine Schwinden
Co-Presenter: June Mark

154  1:30 PM to
2:30 PM
JW Marriott: 101-102Intermediate
(3 - 5)
Assessment of Students / Assessment of Teaching

Learning Together in the Classroom: Principals, Teachers, and Mathematics Coaches Listening to Student Thinking
How can principals, teachers, and mathematics coaches support student engagement by learning together in the classroom? In this session, we will share a professional learning structure where teachers, principals, and mathematics coaches spend time together in the classroom using a process to uncover student thinking and identify and clarify differentiation strategies.

 

Lead Speaker: Janice Bradley
Co-Presenter: Jan Cory
Co-Presenter: Courtney Blackmon

155  1:30 PM to
2:30 PM
Marriott Downtown: Marriott Ballroom 8-9Middle
(6 - 8)
Teaching & Learning

Ordering for Success: Integrating Literacy Strategies and Graphic Organizers to Teach Mathematics Content
Literacy strategies and graphic organizers are not limited to teaching mathematics vocabulary. Student work samples show they are important tools for teaching mathematics content to all students, and especially benefit English Language Learners. Experience graphic organizers, stories, and sentence frames as tools to teach order of operations and related content.

 

Lead Speaker: Sue McMillen
Co-Presenter: Ellen Friedland

156  1:30 PM to
2:30 PM
Marriott Downtown: Marriott Ballroom 7Middle
(6 - 8)
Teaching & Learning

Readiness for Algebra I in Grade 8: What Does It Take to Provide Greater Access to Algebra in Our Urban Districts
This session addresses Boston's Grade 8 Algebra I Initiative, including how schools equitably identify students for this offering, what student supports we put in place, and how we support teacher practice. We will also discuss the importance of laying strong foundations for algebra in grades 4–7.

 

Lead Speaker: Linda Davenport
Co-Presenter: Christine Hall

157  1:30 PM to
2:30 PM
Marriott Downtown: Marriott Ballroom 10Middle
(6 - 8)
Assessment of Students / Assessment of Teaching

Why is Learning About Formative Assessment in a Networked Classroom Contagious?
Participants will learn how two teams of teachers, who participated in a research project involving formative assessment in a networked classroom, assumed leadership roles and expanded the ideas to all teachers in their schools. The professional development the teachers helped design for their individual schools will be discussed.

 

Lead Speaker: Judith Olson
Co-Presenter: Melfried Olson

158  1:30 PM to
2:30 PM
Marriott Downtown: Marriott Ballroom 6Secondary
(9 - 12)
Teaching & Learning

High School Mathematics in a Common Core Era: Revolution, Regression, or Life as Usual?
The Common Core State Standards (CCSS) call for redefining high school courses. What about Algebra I/II and Geometry vs. Integrated Mathematics? What 12th grade courses can help all students? Can we provide a coherent mathematics curriculum that implements CCSS, embraces Principles and Standards for School Mathematics, and focuses on reasoning/sense making?

 

Lead Speaker: Cathy Seeley

159  1:30 PM to
2:30 PM
Marriott Downtown: Santa FeGeneral

ETA/Cuisenaire Sponsor Showcase: Virtual Manipulatives? Interactive Whiteboards? What Does Hands-On Really Mean Today?
Interactive whiteboards have brought virtual manipulatives into our classrooms. Learn to use these new tools in combination with traditional concrete manipulatives. See the technology in action and learn strategies for incorporating it into your own classroom, even before the hardware arrives. (PK–8)

 

Lead Speaker: Sara Moore

160  1:30 PM to
2:30 PM
Marriott Downtown: Lincoln

ExploreLearning Technology Showcase: Using Online Simulations to Improve Conceptual Understanding in Mathematics
Designed for grades 3–12, Gizmos help you take advantage of research-proven instructional strategies that help students develop conceptual understanding. With Gizmos, you can enhance instruction with interactive visualizations of mathematics concepts. Attendees will receive a free 45-day trial of Gizmos. (Grades 3–12)

 

Lead Speaker: Thom O'Brien

161  2:45 PM to
3:45 PM
Marriott Downtown: Marriott Ballroom 5General

Light Masters in Mathematics Leadership: Helping Students Unlock the Doors
Motivation for learning often comes from a light master. Kathleen Parker, a 2010 Pulitzer Prize winner, calls her high school English teacher "the light master"; and holds this teacher with distinction in her life because he changed her life with a flicker of light. There are many students who never experience the turning on of lights in mathematics. A middle school student wrote, "I don't like anything that deals with math." It is hard to tell why this happens, but we as leaders and teachers are continually learning by looking at what works. This presentation will present the HOPE that emerges in the process of "Turning on the Lights." In this session, I use recent research on the relationships between middle school mathematics teachers' instructional strategies, student-identified classroom practices, and students' success in gaining conceptual understanding of mathematics.

 

Lead Speaker: Carol Malloy

162  2:45 PM to
3:45 PM
Marriott Downtown: Marriott Ballroom 7GeneralDeveloping Coaches / Developing Teachers

Productive Teacher Talk—How Does a Mathematics Coach Get It Generated?
Mathematics coaches and other instructional leaders will acquire the knowledge of how Southwestern Pennsylvania mathematics coaches structure sessions to engage educators in "high-level talk," talk specifically geared to improving the mathematics learning of all students. Activities that have been incorporated over a 5–6 month period will be experienced.

 

Lead Speaker: Sam Shaneyfelt

163  2:45 PM to
3:45 PM
JW Marriott: 204-205GeneralAssessment of Students / Assessment of Teaching

Translating the Common Core Effectively into Practice
The development of next generation items and assessments connected to the Common Core State Standards are touted as the most recent solution for connecting mathematics assessment, instruction, and feedback. This session discusses efficient rollout of new curriculum and assessments and the pros and cons of these plans, with some possible alternative solutions.

 

Lead Speaker: Pamela Paek

164  2:45 PM to
3:45 PM
JW Marriott: 203Intermediate
(3 - 5)
Developing Coaches / Developing Teachers

Research in Mathematics Instructional Coaching
This session describes initial results from a research study investigating knowledge that contributes to successful coaching in two domains: coaching knowledge and mathematics content knowledge. The project is examining the influence of these knowledge domains by investigating correlations between assessments of coach and teacher knowledge and practice in each domain.

 

Lead Speaker: David Yopp
Co-Presenter: Elizabeth Burroughs
Co-Presenter: John Sutton

165  2:45 PM to
3:45 PM
JW Marriott: 101-102Intermediate
(3 - 5)
Teaching & Learning

Addressing Equity by Strengthening the Mathematics Vocabulary of All Students Through the Use of High-Interest Manipulatives and Marzano's Six-Step Process
Consistent use of correct mathematical vocabulary is frequently a stumbling block for students' being able to achieve in mathematics. Leaders need to address this in curriculum and in professional development. Come and investigate how mathematics manipulatives, along with Marzano's six-step strategy, may be used to teach and reinforce academic mathematical vocabulary.

 

Lead Speaker: Janie Zimmer
Co-Presenter: Robert Jesberg

166  2:45 PM to
3:45 PM
Marriott Downtown: Marriott Ballroom 8-9Middle
(6 - 8)
Teaching & Learning

Differentiating Computational Problem Solving Instruction for Special Education Students and Struggling Learners Through the Use of Model (Bar) Drawing
This powerful tool helps students translate words to visual models, thus they better understand word problems and the actions needed to solve them. Participants will see how the steps of model drawing provide a supportive framework for students while still allowing for differentiation of levels of thinking, mathematics skills, and solution approaches.

 

Lead Speaker: Patty Smith

167  2:45 PM to
3:45 PM
Marriott Downtown: Marriott Ballroom 10Secondary
(9 - 12)
STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, & Mathematics)

A Discussion on Essential Technology Tools and Useful Tips for Mathematics Education Leaders
The Common Core State Standards skirted the issues of technology in the mathematics classroom. This session initiates a discussion of the essential technology for teaching mathematics, introduces some online tools supporting collaboration, and outlines some useful digital tools for mathematics leaders. This presentation describes some developments that may significantly impact mathematics education.

 

Lead Speaker: Richard Seitz

168  2:45 PM to
3:45 PM
Marriott Downtown: Marriott Ballroom 6Secondary
(9 - 12)
Teaching & Learning

The Ethics of Using Computer Algebra Systems (CAS) and Other Advanced Technologies in High School Mathematics
Using CAS and other advanced technologies raises ethical questions in classrooms. Is it equitable (fair) for some students to have CAS while others don't? Is it ethical to prepare students with these technologies if they are not allowed on high-stakes tests? These and other ethical questions will be discussed.

 

Lead Speaker: Zalman Usiskin

169  2:45 PM to
3:45 PM
Marriott Downtown: Marriott Ballroom 1Secondary
(9 - 12)
Assessment of Students / Assessment of Teaching

Student Involvement? Motivation? What Comes First? Using the Principles of Formative Assessment to Motivate Urban Middle and High School Students
After reflecting on what we learned from our formative assessment training, we decided to help students reflect on what they know and do not know. Come to hear about the lessons we learned at our urban middle and high schools. We will share the research and tools we use.

 

Lead Speaker: Nancy Zarach
Co-Presenter: Melanie Cifonelli

170  2:45 PM to
3:45 PM
Marriott Downtown: Santa FeGeneral

CORD Communications, Inc. Sponsor Showcase: Professional Learning Communities: Building Faculty Cohesion for Teaching Mathematics the Way Students Learn
Contextual teaching is a proven strategy for meeting the Common Core State Standards. Creating Professional Learning Communities allows teachers time for professional development, evaluation, and support. This session focuses on building teams and equipping them with needed materials for student success. (Secondary 9–12)

 

Lead Speaker: Sandra Harwell
Co-Presenter: Claudia Maness

171  2:45 PM to
3:45 PM
Marriott Downtown: Lincoln

ORIGO Education, Inc. Technology Showcase: Facilitating Teachers' Professional Learning Through Online Resources
Mathedology is a web-based professional learning resource that empowers teachers with professional learning, both when and where they need it—anytime, anywhere! Come and see how Mathedology, and other exciting online resources by ORIGO Education, can be used to inspire and educate teachers. (PK–8)

 

Lead Speaker: Rob Nickerson
Co-Presenter: James Burnett

172  3:00 PM to
5:00 PM
JW Marriott: 104GeneralDeveloping Coaches / Developing Teachers

Tracking a Course with Professional Learning: Coaching to Promote Mathematics Leaders
Why is coaching an emerging professional development strategy? What are characteristics of exemplary coaching initiatives? Examine data regarding the relationship between school-based coaching and student achievement, and lessons learned from six years of action research. Join us to explore coaching as transformative professional learning for mathematics education leaders.

 

Lead Speaker: Debra Wallace
Co-Presenter: Susie Teague

173  3:00 PM to
5:00 PM
JW Marriott: 201-202GeneralTeaching & Learning

Breaking the Cycle of Failure: Middle and High School Students and Teachers Learning Mathematics Together
Mathematics Education Collaborative's (MEC) groundbreaking work, in which students with long histories of failure learned mathematics for 14 full days alongside their teachers, has led to profound breakthroughs for both teachers and students. Hear students' stories of overcoming fears and failures and teachers' stories of changed beliefs about who can learn mathematics.

 

Lead Speaker: Ruth Parker
Co-Presenter: Lisa Mesple

174  3:00 PM to
5:00 PM
Marriott Downtown: Marriott Ballroom 2-3GeneralTeaching & Learning

Common Core State Standards Instructional Materials Analysis Tools
Learn about new tools for assessing the potential of instructional materials to support students' attainment of the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics (CCSS) including the Standards for Mathematical Practice. The tools, and supporting professional development materials, will be disseminated by the Council of Chief State School Officers and NCSM.

 

Lead Speaker: William Bush
Co-Presenter: Diane Briars, NCSM President
Co-Presenter: Valerie Mills
Co-Presenter: Donna Simpson Leak

175  3:00 PM to
5:00 PM
Marriott Downtown: Marriott Ballroom 4Primary
(PK - 2)
Assessment of Students / Assessment of Teaching

Inspiring PK–2 Students to Be Problem Solvers
Experience each of the components of quality mathematics problem solving lessons—including pretest tasks designed as formative assessments for Responses to Intervention (RtI). Participate in solving tasks intended to reach a diversity of student abilities. We will focus on questioning, scaffolding student sharing, and extending topics for depth using open and parallel tasks.

 

Lead Speaker: Winnie Miller
Co-Presenter: Giny Christensen

176  3:00 PM to
5:00 PM
JW Marriott: 103Intermediate
(3 - 5)
Developing Coaches / Developing Teachers

Analyzing Addition and Subtraction Strategies: Helping Teachers Help Students to Make Connections Across Multiple Representations and to Explain Their Reasoning
This interactive session will be based on print and video cases that will examine the mathematical ideas that underlie common strategies for adding and subtracting multi-digit numbers. Examining different ways students might represent and express their thinking, as well as teacher moves which support such reasoning will also be included.

 

Lead Speaker: Virginia Bastable
Co-Presenter: Deborah Schifter

177  4:00 PM to
5:00 PM
Marriott Downtown: Marriott Ballroom 5General

Orchestrating Productive Mathematical Discussions: Helping Teachers Move Beyond "Showing and Telling"
This session will focus on a pedagogical model that specifies five key practices that teachers can learn in order to use student responses more effectively: (1) anticipating likely student responses prior to the lesson; (2) monitoring students' responses as they engage with the task; (3) selecting particular students to present their mathematical responses; (4) purposefully sequencing the student responses that will be displayed; and (5) helping the class make mathematical connections between different students' responses (Stein, Engle, Smith, & Hughes, 2008; Smith, Hughes, Engle, & Stein, 2009). By making purposeful choices about which responses should be presented, and in what order, teachers can maximize the chances that their mathematical goals for the discussion will be achieved.

 

Lead Speaker: Margaret Smith

178  4:00 PM to
5:00 PM
Marriott Downtown: Austin/BostonGeneralTeaching & Learning

Everybody is Talking About Rigor, but No One is Talking About Rigor
Educational leaders use the term rigor regularly, but they rarely define it. When it is defined, by administrators or in official documents, the definitions are at times contradictory. This session will explore the various definitions of rigor used in education and the implications of these definitions for mathematics education teachers and leaders.

 

Lead Speaker: Sara Moore
Co-Presenter: William Bintz

179  4:00 PM to
5:00 PM
Marriott Downtown: Marriott Ballroom 6GeneralTeaching & Learning

What's the X? Developing Algebraic Thinking Through Explorations in Number, Measurement, Geometry, and Probability
Difficulty with algebra often stems from lack of experience with the big ideas of the subject. "What's the X?" identifies the big ideas for exploration before Algebra I, and demonstrates how learning fundamental ideas can grow and at the same time reinforce learning of number, measurement, geometry, and probability.

 

Lead Speaker: Carole Greenes

180  4:00 PM to
5:00 PM
Marriott Downtown: Marriott Ballroom 7GeneralTeaching & Learning

How Do You Know Students Learned What You Just Taught?
Learning Intentions and Success Criteria (LI/SC) are the basis for strong mathematics instruction. Explore how including these seemingly simple concepts can improve both teaching and learning. Learn how teachers use curricular materials to anchor instruction around the important mathematics in the lesson, and share learning outcomes that empower students to succeed.

 

Lead Speaker: Bernard Rahming
Co-Presenter: Lee Ann Pruske
Co-Presenter: Rosann Hollinger

181  4:00 PM to
5:00 PM
Marriott Downtown: Marriott Ballroom 10Intermediate
(3 - 5)
Teaching & Learning

Helping Teachers Establish Environments and Embrace the Importance of Real-Life Problem Solving and the Development of Mathematical Thinking and Reasoning
Presenter will discuss the importance of using engaging, real-life problems; developing effective questioning strategies; and creating effective classroom environments as essential elements for helping teachers develop problem solving and reasoning skills with elementary and middle school students. Student work will be showcased, and participants will engage in real-life problem solving. Handouts provided.

 

Lead Speaker: Donna Knoell

182  4:00 PM to
5:00 PM
Marriott Downtown: Marriott Ballroom 1Intermediate
(3 - 5)
Developing Coaches / Developing Teachers

Analyzing Student Work: A Powerful Professional Learning Experience
How does analyzing student work strengthen teacher content knowledge and promote high-quality mathematics instruction? Explore a professional development model that incorporates a multifaceted approach in developing understanding of key mathematics ideas. Discover strategies to focus coaching sessions on analyzing student misconceptions and exploring alternative instructional practices to deepen mathematical knowledge.

 

Lead Speaker: Ann Marie Spinelli
Co-Presenter: Debbie Vitale

183  4:00 PM to
5:00 PM
JW Marriott: 101-102Middle
(6 - 8)
Teaching & Learning

Mathematics Leaders Make a Difference in the Accuracy of Mathematics Content Delivered in the Classroom
This interactive session will challenge mathematics leaders to use appropriate mentoring tools to ensure that mathematics teachers deliver accurate mathematics content. Content mis-examples, research, and role-playing will enhance the understanding of leaders who must find ways to correct teachers' mathematics content.

 

Lead Speaker: Suzanne Mitchell
Co-Presenter: Linda Griffith

184  4:00 PM to
5:00 PM
JW Marriott: 203Middle
(6 - 8)
STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, & Mathematics)

Techno Tools for Conceptual Understanding
An exciting in-depth look at cutting-edge, technology-based, mathematics applications that develop students' conceptual understanding through game playing and hands-on experimentation with interactive visual tools. The presentation will also discuss implementation strategies, and highlight data that exemplifies what can be achieved with the right tools.

 

Lead Speaker: Nigel Nisbet

185  4:00 PM to
5:00 PM
JW Marriott: 204-205Middle
(6 - 8)
Assessment of Students / Assessment of Teaching

Mathematics Assessment Beyond Quizzes and Tests
Engage students in meaningful mathematics assessment investigations, and use mathematics projects linking mathematics to creativity and life applications. Have students be involved in best practices in vocabulary strategies, writing prompts, journaling, reflective thinking, and portfolios. Include the NCTM process standards throughout your mathematics instruction and assessment.

 

Lead Speaker: Edna Bazik

186  4:00 PM to
5:00 PM
Marriott Downtown: Marriott Ballroom 8-9Secondary
(9 - 12)
Assessment of Students / Assessment of Teaching

Designing a Continuum of Learning to Assess Mathematical Practice of the Common Core State Standards
Using investigations published by NCTM in the book "Focus in High School Mathematics: Reasoning and Sense Making in Statistics and Probability," a "Continuum of Learning" will be provided that connects the Standards for Mathematical Practice to opportunities for assessing how students reason. Investigate ways to link the NCTM initiative and the Standards for Mathematical Practice.

 

Lead Speaker: Henry Kranendonk

187  4:00 PM to
5:00 PM
Marriott Downtown: Santa Fe

Carnegie Learning, Inc. Sponsor Showcase: How Are We Getting Students to Think More Deeply About Mathematics?
Come learn about the research-based and pedagogical approach taken to develop a middle school mathematics series based on individualization and increasing student motivation. This session will cover the field-testing conducted in the development process and the initial implementation in an urban district. (Middle 6–8)

 

Lead Speaker: Sandy Bartle
Co-Presenter: Amy McClure
Co-Presenter: Laura Thomas

188  4:00 PM to
5:00 PM
Marriott Downtown: Lincoln

Agile Mind Technology Showcase: Using Technology for Student Success in 6–12 Mathematics
The Dana Center and Agile Mind have developed online materials that help teachers engage, motivate, and teach students important mathematics concepts. Participants will learn how the materials support both the Common Core State Standards for Mathematical Practice and for Mathematical Content. (Middle 6–8, Secondary 9–12)

 

Lead Speaker: Kathi Cook
Co-Presenter: Susan Hudson Hull
Co-Presenter: Gregg McFarland

189  5:45 PM to
7:00 PM
JW Marriott: White River Ballroom

Monday Reception - Sponsored by Carnegie Learning, Inc.
Founded by cognitive and computer scientists from Carnegie Mellon University in conjunction with veteran mathematics teachers, Carnegie Learning has the courage to not only question the traditional way of teaching mathematics, but re-invent it. Carnegie Learning, Inc. is a leading publisher of innovative, research-based mathematics curricula for middle school, high school, and post-secondary students. They help students succeed in mathematics, creating a gateway to graduation and preparing them for 21st century careers.

 

Lead Speaker: No Speak

 
All Sessions -- Tuesday, April 12, 2011
 
201  7:30 AM to
8:30 AM
Marriott Downtown: Marriott Ballroom

Tuesday Breakfast Sponsored by Scholastic Inc. — Common Standards and Uncommon Teaching: Different Paths to the Same Goal
The Common Core State Standards provide us with a shared endpoint for mathematics instruction. However, not all students can or will follow the same instructional path or pace to reach those standards. Adaptive technology and data-informed teaching can help guide and manage those various paths.

 

Lead Speaker: David Dockterman

202  8:45 AM to
9:45 AM
JW Marriott: White River Ballroom EGeneral

The Will to Transform
In today's world of education, there are a variety of learning opportunities and support systems to inform how we transform schools into high achieving centers of excellence. The real question for the leader is, "Do we have the will to actually do what we already know is best practice?" As leaders, we will address the concept of the "will," and how you, as a leader, can create this "will" in your team.

 

Lead Speaker: Donna Simpson Leak

203  8:45 AM to
9:45 AM
JW Marriott: 203GeneralDeveloping Coaches / Developing Teachers

Confronting the Challenges of Working with Low-Performing Schools: Some Strategies to Get Started
"Doom and gloom" hang over everyone's head in a low-performing school. It permeates all discussions and significantly hampers attempts to improve. We will share some strategies that have helped our eight schools break through this culture and begin to create possibilities. The audience is encouraged to share successful strategies.

 

Lead Speaker: Judith Fonzi
Co-Presenter: Cynthia Callard
Co-Presenter: Stephanie Martin

204  8:45 AM to
9:45 AM
Marriott Downtown: Austin/BostonGeneralDeveloping Coaches / Developing Teachers

Fostering Secondary Teacher Leadership Through Multiple Venues
Participants will learn about a program designed to develop teacher leaders at the secondary level. Teachers in the program are working on advanced mathematics education degrees and attending leadership workshops designed to help them mentor and coach preservice and inservice teachers in inquiry-based mathematics teaching.

 

Lead Speaker: Marilyn Strutchens, AMTE President

205  8:45 AM to
9:45 AM
JW Marriott: White River Ballroom H-IIntermediate
(3 - 5)
Teaching & Learning

Guided Mathematics Groups: Differentiated Learning for Response to Intervention
We will engage participants in examples of guided mathematics groups from real practice, both from video and written episodes, in order to analyze the goals of these groups, and the strategies involved in forming and implementing these sessions. The focus will be on students who are having difficulty learning mathematics.

 

Lead Speaker: Judy Storeygard
Co-Presenter: Marta Garcia

206  8:45 AM to
9:45 AM
JW Marriott: White River Ballroom AIntermediate
(3 - 5)
Teaching & Learning

Use Webinars to Deliver Real-Time, Interactive, Hands-on, Discovery-Based Tutoring and Professional Development
Become actively engaged in learning how to use and deliver webinar-based tutoring for after school and inclusion programs, as well as professional development for teachers. Participate in a brief simulated webinar experience featuring Smartboard technology and Communicator Clearboards that focus on topics from geometry, basic operations, and number theory.

 

Lead Speaker: Paul Lawrence

207  8:45 AM to
9:45 AM
JW Marriott: White River Ballroom JMiddle
(6 - 8)
Developing Coaches / Developing Teachers

Students Held Accountable Through Discourse and Performance: Listen and Learn
Are we teaching our students to fish, or merely giving them fish every day? Participate in a lesson study simulation and summarize over 100 bell-to-bell classroom observations. Success rests on our students' ability to actively learn and be held accountable for their knowledge. You will personally experience how this can be accomplished.

 

Lead Speaker: Robyn Silbey

208  8:45 AM to
9:45 AM
JW Marriott: 204-205Secondary
(9 - 12)
Assessment of Students / Assessment of Teaching

Can Three Wrongs Make a Right? Helping Teachers and Coaches Use Assessment Items to Drive Students' Thinking
Teachers can do more with large-scale assessment items than test prep! Coaches and leaders can help teachers use items for more than drill, driving students' thinking to higher levels. Gain insight into test construction, and learn tools and professional development strategies to help teachers use test items to get at students' thinking.

 

Lead Speaker: Sendhil Revuluri

209  8:45 AM to
9:45 AM
JW Marriott: 101-102Secondary
(9 - 12)
Teaching & Learning

CNECT-ing Mathematics and Career Technical Education
CNECT-Math establishes powerful collaborations between career technical education (CTE) and mathematics teachers in Maine. Regional Professional Learning Communities (PLC) of teachers make connections as they co-develop and co-teach lessons, integrating practical, real-world applications with content theory in the areas of measurement, data, and statistics.

 

Lead Speaker: Margaret (Meghan) Southworth

210  8:45 AM to
9:45 AM
JW Marriott: White River Ballroom GSecondary
(9 - 12)
Teaching & Learning

Fostering High-Level Thinking for All with Open-Ended Problems
A professional development program for teacher leaders has enabled teachers to utilize, adapt, and create open-ended problems to use in their curricula. The advantage of open-ended tasks is that they engage all students in meaningful mathematics. We will provide ideas for adapting and creating open-ended problems in geometry, algebra, and data analysis.

 

Lead Speaker: Brian Lindaman

211  8:45 AM to
9:45 AM
Marriott Downtown: Santa FeGeneral

Scholastic Inc. Sponsor Showcase: The Core Within the Core: The Common Core State Standards and Implications for Intervention
The Common Core State Standards strive for greater focus and coherence by focusing on key ideas and organizing principles. Learn how to identify the core foundations within the standards, in order to effectively reach your most struggling students. (PK–8)

 

Lead Speaker: Marilyn Trow

212  8:45 AM to
9:45 AM
Marriott Downtown: Lincoln

Texas Instruments Technology Showcase: TI-Nspire Fosters an Interactive Mathematics Instruction and Assessment Experience with the TI-Nspire Navigator and an Interactive Whiteboard
See how the TI-Nspire Navigator is used with interactive whiteboards for formative assessment or review/preparation for high-stakes tests. Hear about inquiry learning resources from NASA, TI, and publishers focused on improving instruction of middle school and high school mathematics topics. (Grades 7-12 )

 

Lead Speaker: Sean Bird

213  8:45 AM to
10:15 AM
JW Marriott: White River Ballroom DGeneralDeveloping Coaches / Developing Teachers

Coaching Mathematics Teachers to Use Research-Informed Best Practices to Ensure Success for All Students in Mathematics
How do we coach teachers to help all students be successful? Examine a mathematics coaching model which has helped an Algebra I team lower their failure rate by establishing a Professional Learning Community, training teachers on "best practices," and leading teachers to perform their own peer observations.

 

Lead Speaker: Lisa Miller

214  8:45 AM to
10:15 AM
JW Marriott: 104Secondary
(9 - 12)
Developing Coaches / Developing Teachers

Addressing the Perfect Storm: Professional Development for Secondary Teachers Focused on Reasoning and Sense Making
NCTM and the Common Core State Standards create a new vision for secondary mathematics. How do we support teachers as they rethink mathematics and how it is taught? We will discuss professional development that enhances teacher knowledge of mathematics for teaching, sharpens their focus on student thinking, and develops new pedagogical strategies.

 

Lead Speaker: Barbara Kuehl
Co-Presenter: Scott Hendrickson
Co-Presenter: Joleigh Honey
Co-Presenter: Janet Sutorius

215  8:45 AM to
10:15 AM
JW Marriott: 201-202Secondary
(9 - 12)
STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, & Mathematics)

Powerful Pedagogical Practices Program Serves as Catalyst for Statewide Move to High School Problem-Based Curriculum Materials
How can we motivate our nation's high schools to embrace and move toward a new and innovative vision for mathematics teaching and learning, a STEM-Wise approach centered on problem-based instruction? Learn how Delaware intends to Race to the Top in its pursuit of a new "normal" for high school mathematics classrooms.

 

Lead Speaker: Jamila Riser

216  8:45 AM to
10:15 AM
JW Marriott: White River Ballroom B-CSecondary
(9 - 12)
Teaching & Learning

Algebra Intensification: Research-Informed Strategies to Help Struggling Students Succeed
Today, all students must succeed in Algebra I, including those who are underprepared. Additional instructional time alone is not sufficient. Learn about comprehensive research-informed strategies from a current National Science Foundation (NSF) funded project to help underprepared students succeed in Algebra I. Highlighted strategies include those from mathematics learning, literacy, social psychology, and special education.

 

Lead Speaker: James Lynn
Co-Presenter: Maisie Gholson

217  8:45 AM to
10:15 AM
JW Marriott: 103CollegeTeaching & Learning

Leadership for Equity in Teacher Education: Infusing the NCSM PRIME Leadership Framework into Methods Courses
We will share our team's journey of infusing the NCSM PRIME Leadership Framework into our teacher education program through a mathematics methods course. Specific examples and the preservice teachers' end of semester reflections will be discussed to demonstrate the outcomes of our initial efforts.

 

Lead Speaker: Comfort Akwaji-Anderson
Co-Presenter: Mary Gichobi

218  8:45 AM to
11:00 AM
JW Marriott: White River Ballroom FGeneralTeaching & Learning

Panel: Supporting Implementation of the Common Core State Standards in Mathematics
CCSS Authors & Panelists: • William McCallum , the University of Arizona • Phil Daro, America's Choice • Jason Zimba, Student Achievement Partners • Moderator: Connie Schrock, NCSM Regional Director We will describe various projects that are underway to support implementation of the Common Core State Standards in Mathematics, including a technical manual describing higher order structures in the standards, such as a flow of ideas or a tie between different domains; a collection of standards progressions describing the standards in narrative form by domain across grade levels, with commentary on particularly knotty areas of mathematics, or common areas of student difficulty; and the Illustrative Mathematics Project (illustrativemathematics.org), collecting sample tasks and problems illustrating the standards.

 

Lead Speaker: William McCallum
Co-Presenter: Phil Daro

219  10:00 AM to
11:00 AM
JW Marriott: White River Ballroom EGeneral

Dramatic Agency and Transformational Play: Why Should Educators Care About Videogames?
Over the last decade, video games and other online media have become one of the most significant forums for the enculturation of youth. Though many academics have little first-hand experience with videogames, two generations of adults have grown up with videogames, and a multi-billion dollar industry has developed alongside these players. In most contemporary videogames, learners do not mindlessly click on buttons, but instead engage in rich narrative storylines and employ complex problem solving strategies as they come to master and appreciate the underlying game dynamics. In addition, videogames stimulate rich forms of participation that enlist membership and identity in ways that occur in only the most advanced curricular designs. In fact, scholars are increasingly documenting the discursive richness, depth of collaborative inquiry, complexity of game play, and multifaceted forms of learning and participation that videogames can support. In this talk, I will begin with an overview of why educators should care about videogames. I will discuss a design methodology that we have used to support powerful learning and engagement as we foster a sense of dramatic agency as part of the learning experience. More than a theoretical discussion, I will ground these ideas in our work on the Quest Atlantis project where we have designed numerous curricular designs to support transformational play in which players take on the role of scientists, reporters, accountants, etc., who use academic content to resolve problematic fictional storylines that unfold in virtual worlds. Specifically, I will discuss the Quest Atlantis (QA) project (QuestAtlantis.org), an international learning and teaching project, that uses a 3D multi-user environment to immerse over 50,000 children, ages 9–15, in educational tasks. As preparation for this talk, please feel free to explore our site and learn more about this exciting project.

 

Lead Speaker: Sasha Barab

220  10:00 AM to
11:00 AM
JW Marriott: 204-205GeneralTeaching & Learning

Helping Teachers Understand and Implement the Standards for Mathematical Practice
The third Standard for Mathematical Practice states that students should construct viable arguments and critique the reasoning of others. This session addresses this standard, what it looks and sounds like in a rich mathematical environment, and what teachers need to know and understand to engage students in these practices.

 

Lead Speaker: Patty Clark
Co-Presenter: Nickie Rizzo

221  10:00 AM to
11:00 AM
JW Marriott: White River Ballroom AGeneralDeveloping Coaches / Developing Teachers

First Things First: Prioritizing Place Value in Professional Development for K–4 Mathematics Teachers
Join us as we explore the critical role place value plays in teaching and learning number and operations concepts. This trainer-of-trainers session will focus on professional development strategies and content to help teachers make the connections between their practices and student learning. Each participant will receive a ready-to-use workshop.

 

Lead Speaker: Kimberly Rimbey

222  10:00 AM to
11:00 AM
JW Marriott: White River Ballroom JPrimary
(PK - 2)
Teaching & Learning

Assisting Struggling Students: Response to Intervention (RtI) Tier 1 and 2 Activities That Build Mathematical Relationships
It is recommended that Response to Intervention focus on issues of number, including solving word problems, providing visual representations, and devoting 10 minutes of each session to basic facts. Participants will explore how to help intervention instructors combine all four recommendations by using activities that build mathematical relationships.

 

Lead Speaker: Christina Tondevold
Co-Presenter: Gay Lynn Erb

223  10:00 AM to
11:00 AM
Marriott Downtown: Austin/BostonIntermediate
(3 - 5)
Teaching & Learning

Understanding and Addressing the Challenge of Teaching and Learning Measurement
United States students' learning of spatial measurement (length, area, volume) remains weak, and no consensus exists for how to improve it. This session will show how conceptual deficits in our elementary written curricula contribute to the problem, and how professional development using well-chosen measurement tasks can solve this problem.

 

Lead Speaker: Jack Smith
Co-Presenter: Shannon Sweeny

224  10:00 AM to
11:00 AM
JW Marriott: 203Intermediate
(3 - 5)
Developing Coaches / Developing Teachers

Teaching Mathematics in Depth Using the NCTM Curriculum Focal Points
What does it mean to teach mathematics in depth? How does the practice look to an elementary school teacher, and how can coaches make this instruction more transparent? Research from classrooms in a state that uses the NCTM Curriculum Focal Points as the structure for its mathematics standards will be presented.

 

Lead Speaker: Joanne LaFramenta

225  10:00 AM to
11:00 AM
JW Marriott: White River Ballroom H-IMiddle
(6 - 8)
Teaching & Learning

Research Meets Technology: New Ways to Differentiate Mathematics Instruction
Emerging research in cognitive neuroscience, behavioral psychology, neuroeconomics, and mathematics education illuminates differences in student cognitive processing, motivation, attentiveness, background knowledge, language, and culture. This session invites participants to explore how that research can guide the development and use of innovative technology to support a rich, differentiated classroom learning environment.

 

Lead Speaker: David Dockterman

226  10:00 AM to
11:00 AM
JW Marriott: White River Ballroom GSecondary
(9 - 12)
Assessment of Students / Assessment of Teaching

Orchestrating Mathematical Discourse—What Has Technology Got to Do with It?
Orchestrating productive mathematical discourse starts with worthwhile tasks, questions that promote sense making and reasoning, and opportunities for students to share their thinking with the teacher and with other students. Technology can play a powerful role in providing new opportunities for students to share their mathematical approaches, strategies, and solutions.

 

Lead Speaker: Thomas Dick
Co-Presenter: Gail Burrill
Co-Presenter: Jessica Cohen

227  10:00 AM to
11:00 AM
JW Marriott: 101-102Secondary
(9 - 12)
Assessment of Students / Assessment of Teaching

Using Screen Capture Movies to Assess Quadrilateral Constructions in Sketchpad
In the online master's class I teach, which is focused on using Sketchpad in grades 6 to Calculus, my students make movies to record their interactions with the technology. I've since supported my students' implementation of videos to document and assess their own students' work. We'll focus on examples featuring quadrilateral constructions.

 

Lead Speaker: Annie Fetter

228  10:00 AM to
11:00 AM
Marriott Downtown: Santa FeGeneral

CASIO AMERICA, INC. Sponsor Showcase: Using Technology and Context to Foster Mathematical Thinking
PRIZM, and its correlated book series, offers intriguing, meaningful, investigations targeting "big ideas" in secondary mathematics. Our books build on students' interests and intuition to foster rich mathematical thinking. Never again hear, "When will I ever use this?" Receive a PRIZM and related materials! (General)

 

Lead Speaker: Robert Horton

229  10:00 AM to
11:00 AM
Marriott Downtown: Lincoln

Math Teachers Press, Inc. Technology Showcase: Using Moving with Math Web-Based Assessment to Improve Achievement and Differentiate Instruction for Response to Intervention (RtI)
Participants will access the Moving with Math Web-Based Assessment to learn how easy our summative and formative reports make it to interpret data to improve instructional quality, differentiate instruction, monitor progress, and provide accountability. Reports include state and national standards. (Grades 3–8)

 

Lead Speaker: Caryl Pierson
Co-Presenter: Amy Johnson

230  10:45 AM to
12:15 PM
JW Marriott: 104GeneralDeveloping Coaches / Developing Teachers

Moving Beyond Our Initial Vision of Coaching
What do you do when your established coaching program stalls? This session will discuss how one district used a "coach the coach" model to jump start its stalled program. We'll explore one coach's growth in using coaching moves, and its impact on classroom teachers' instructional practice.

 

Lead Speaker: Linda Fitte
Co-Presenter: Suzie Spedden
Co-Presenter: Teresa Hughs
Co-Presenter: Jon Hanbury

231  10:45 AM to
12:15 PM
JW Marriott: 201-202GeneralDeveloping Coaches / Developing Teachers

Developing Teachers to Be Learning Professionals
How do teachers lead the way to student learning? Join the principal investigator and project staff to explore lessons learned about developing teacher leadership. Drawing from the final report (Fall 2010) of Southwest Pennsylvania Math and Science Partnership's seven years, explore the characteristics of individuals and districts that experienced progress.

 

Lead Speaker: Nancy Bunt
Co-Presenter: Michael Fierle
Co-Presenter: Andrea Miller
Co-Presenter: Sam Shaneyfelt

232  10:45 AM to
12:15 PM
JW Marriott: 103Intermediate
(3 - 5)
Teaching & Learning

Research to Practice: You Know What They Know, So, Now What?
Well designed assessment tools can tell you tons about student understanding. We will look at how these tools are helping teachers better define what it means to "get it," and then describe models and strategies being built into a comprehensive curriculum to help teachers reach more students.

 

Lead Speaker: Jennifer Leimberer

233  10:45 AM to
12:15 PM
JW Marriott: White River Ballroom B-CMiddle
(6 - 8)
Teaching & Learning

Improvisation in Teaching and Teacher Learning
We present the results of an experiment to increase teachers' content and pedagogical knowledge—using improvisational theater methods. When teachers were taught to improvise with a set of teaching moves, they were better able to use their content knowledge in supporting higher-level student discourse. Hands-on use of sample materials included.

 

Lead Speaker: Jennifer Knudsen

234  11:15 AM to
12:15 PM
JW Marriott: White River Ballroom EGeneral

Sticking to Your Diet: A Mathematical Approach
Research on university learning has demonstrated that students are most engaged by working on problems that are relevant to them. With two out of three Americans deemed overweight, most students identify and respond to applications surrounding weight loss and weight maintenance. The dynamics of weight loss and maintenance can be described using the first law of thermodynamics, and the mathematics can be introduced to students as early as precalculus. Born from this teaching exercise conducted over four years ago, was an explosion of research using mathematical models to predict and monitor weight loss in patients. I am currently working with several weight change experiment sites using mathematics to foster compliance to target diets, identify eating habits, and retrospectively analyze compliance in weight change experimental results. In this presentation, I will describe our exciting collaborations where we take the research of weight management from the mathematical laboratory bench straight to the patient's bedside.

 

Lead Speaker: Diana Thomas

235  11:15 AM to
12:15 PM
JW Marriott: 203GeneralTeaching & Learning

Inviting Children of African Descent into a Mathematics Lesson
Students of African descent are generally left in the margin of the instructional pedagogy. This presentation is designed to demonstrate how various activities center the life, family, culture, and history of the students into the mathematics lesson. These openings are designed to "invite" the students into the lesson.

 

Lead Speaker: Kwame Anthony Scott

236  11:15 AM to
12:15 PM
JW Marriott: White River Ballroom FGeneralAssessment of Students / Assessment of Teaching

Measuring the Common Core State Standards: Implications of Common Assessments for Mathematics Leaders and Teachers
Consortia of states are collaborating to create common measures for student performance and growth, based on the Common Core State Standards. This session will share the work of one consortium to create assessments that signal good instructional practice and support mathematics leaders' work to improve student learning and teacher development.

 

Lead Speaker: Wes Bruce
Co-Presenter: Jim Mirabelli

237  11:15 AM to
12:15 PM
JW Marriott: White River Ballroom AGeneralTeaching & Learning

The Role of Electronic Media in Supporting Instruction
Public displays of tasks, discussion points, and key mathematical concepts are critical in effective instruction. However, not all opportunities for making this happen involving technologies are equal. Participants will consider the advantages and limitations for student learning of interactive whiteboards, presentation software (including PowerPoint), and web-based mediums, such as web-conferencing.

 

Lead Speaker: Calvin Armstrong
Co-Presenter: Art Mabbott

238  11:15 AM to
12:15 PM
Marriott Downtown: Austin/BostonPrimary
(PK - 2)
Teaching & Learning

Showing Teachers the Importance of a Deep Understanding of Place Value to Aid the Development of Efficient Mental Strategies
This session is designed to show the importance of developing a deep understanding of the concept of place value at an early age, if all students are to develop strong number sense and efficient mental computation strategies.

 

Lead Speaker: Brian Tickle

239  11:15 AM to
12:15 PM
JW Marriott: White River Ballroom GIntermediate
(3 - 5)
Assessment of Students / Assessment of Teaching

Using Diagnostic Interview Assessments to Steer Planning and Instruction
In order to navigate the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) and individual student learning needs, we must use effective assessment tools. Diagnostic interviews illustrate students' "peak performance" while helping teachers stay "on track." We will share a framework, example interviews, and tools for helping teachers develop their own.

 

Lead Speaker: Jennifer Bay-Williams
Co-Presenter: Karen Karp

240  11:15 AM to
12:15 PM
JW Marriott: White River Ballroom JIntermediate
(3 - 5)
Developing Coaches / Developing Teachers

Common Core State Standards—Supporting Instruction
Standards identify for educators what students need to learn. This session supports supervisors in helping teachers implement standards by addressing these three questions—What mathematics is embedded in the standard? What do I need to understand and plan to do to teach this standard? How will I know what students learned?

 

Lead Speaker: Marji Freeman
Co-Presenter: Carolyn Felux

241  11:15 AM to
12:15 PM
JW Marriott: 101-102Middle
(6 - 8)
STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, & Mathematics)

Using STEM to Link the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics and for English Language Arts & Literacy
Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science, and Technical Subjects can provide an opportunity to enhance STEM classrooms with rich mathematical experiences through an integrated lens. What really links the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics to this?

 

Lead Speaker: Elaine Carman
Co-Presenter: Christopher Lazzaro

242  11:15 AM to
12:15 PM
JW Marriott: White River Ballroom H-ISecondary
(9 - 12)
Teaching & Learning

Strengthening Connections and Coherence: Using Learning Trajectories, Anchor Tasks, and Analysis of Student Work to Enhance Teachers' Practice
This session presents a professional development model for grades 7–12 teachers designed to link mathematical ideas across lessons and courses. Participants will explore the professional development design, beginning with teaching/learning trajectories that make visible the development of big ideas in algebra, and include cognitively demanding tasks used to assess students' progress along the trajectories.

 

Lead Speaker: Valerie Mills
Co-Presenter: Edward Silver
Co-Presenter: Dana Gosen
Co-Presenter: Geraldine Devine

243  11:15 AM to
12:15 PM
JW Marriott: 204-205Secondary
(9 - 12)
Teaching & Learning

On Track for Four Years of Mathematics! Discrete Mathematics and Modeling for High School Students AND Teachers
Learn what it takes to build a rigorous 4th year curriculum beyond Algebra II, AND give teachers the content knowledge to teach the course. Participants will experience components of the exciting modeling curriculum, and walk away with sample artifacts, "big ideas" for the course, and Assessment for Learning (AfL) strategies.

 

Lead Speaker: Mona Toncheff
Co-Presenter: Jeanette Scott

244  11:15 AM to
12:15 PM
Marriott Downtown: Santa Fe

Key Curriculum Press Sponsor Showcase: Ignite! Speakers Enlighten the Room with Fresh Ideas in Mathematics
Presenters entice the audience with five-minutes of fun, upbeat, and informative talks that pique interest, provoke, entertain, and educate. In the Ignite format, timeframes are strictly enforced: five-minutes per presentation and 20 slides that auto-forward every 15 seconds, ready or not. (General)

 

Lead Speaker: Karen Coe

245  11:15 AM to
12:15 AM
Marriott Downtown: Lincoln

CASIO AMERICA, INC. Technology Showcase: Transforming Student Perspectives Through Color!
PRIZM fosters deeper understanding of concepts via a brilliant 65,000 color high-resolution display. Natural Symbolic & Graphical Display removes any technological barriers to learning, while Picture Plot allows students to use real-life pictures for true inquiry-based learning. Receive a PRIZM & emulator software! (General)

 

Lead Speaker: Mike Reiners
Co-Presenter: John Diehl

246  12:15 PM to
2:15 PM
Marriott Downtown: Marriott Ballroom

Tuesday Lunch Sponsored by Texas Instruments—Making STEM Real and Accessible for All
What does STEM mean to you? We all know that the acronym STEM represents Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics, but what does it really mean when put into practice, and how can it help us accomplish our goals? We are seeing STEM included in Race to the Top, Common Core State Standards, and President Obama's "Educate to Innovate" campaign, not to mention countless other sources. Let's talk about what it can mean in terms of a teacher, a classroom, and a school district. How can in-classroom coaching help our STEM focus? Where can our teachers turn to find mentors in STEM? In mathematics, we are used to arriving at one solution—but in this case there are many. Let's open our minds to an out-of-the-box discussion to stretch our potential.

 

Lead Speaker: Scott Eddins

247  2:45 PM to
3:45 PM
JW Marriott: White River Ballroom EGeneral

Focus on Mathematical Reasoning and Sense Making: New and Continuing Efforts in NCTM's Long-term Initiative on the Teaching of Secondary Mathematics
This past year the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics launched a long-term effort to infuse Mathematical Reasoning and Sense Making into all secondary mathematics classrooms. Starting with a series of publications on Reasoning and Sense Making, the Council is currently developing web-based resources, creating a video library of classroom clips of students engaged in mathematical reasoning, and developing a special conference for secondary teachers and teacher leaders devoted to mathematical reasoning and sense making for the summer of 2011. This session will share the Council's vision and progress on this new secondary initiative, and discuss how this work in Reasoning and Sense Making connects to the new Common Core State Standards.

 

Lead Speaker: J. Michael Shaughnessy, NCTM President
Co-Presenter: Jenny Salls
Co-Presenter: Gary Martin

248  2:45 PM to
3:45 PM
JW Marriott: White River Ballroom GGeneralDeveloping Coaches / Developing Teachers

Teachers, Teacher Leaders, and Administrators Share Their Stories of Participation in a National Science Foundation Math and Science Partnership Project to Deepen Mathematics Content Knowledge
Based on participation in an National Science Foundation (NSF) Math and Science Partnership (MSP) Project, teachers, teacher leaders, and administrators wrote stories about their personal journeys in the classroom and as leaders. What impacted them? What challenged them? We will share some of these stories and reflect on what we can learn from them.

 

Lead Speaker: Cynthia Callard
Co-Presenter: Judi Fonzi

249  2:45 PM to
3:45 PM
JW Marriott: White River Ballroom AGeneralTeaching & Learning

Responding to Intervention Through Mathematics Instruction
Denver Public Schools began its journey to include mathematics in Response to Intervention with a focus on instruction grounded in our core mathematics programs. We'll share tools that we created during the selection process and a guide for teachers to differentiate classroom instruction (grades 1–12), and trace our successes and challenges.

 

Lead Speaker: Cathy Martin
Co-Presenter: Kris O'Clair

250  2:45 PM to
3:45 PM
JW Marriott: White River Ballroom FGeneralAssessment of Students / Assessment of Teaching

Becoming an Assessment Leader: Formative Assessment in a Summative Assessment World!
This highly motivational message will provide deep insight into how a school mathematics leader and coach systemically unveil and eliminate student inequities caused by wide variance in the rigor, writing, grading, and quality of unit and chapter exams. Key research findings for formative assessment cycle development will be presented.

 

Lead Speaker: Timothy Kanold

251  2:45 PM to
3:45 PM
JW Marriott: 101-102GeneralDeveloping Coaches / Developing Teachers

How do University Mathematics Educators, Teachers, and Leaders Create a Partnership for Changing Teaching Practices for Increasing Student Learning?
Our partnership between university mathematics educators, leaders, and teachers in a school district is grounded in research and practical wisdom using an inquiry process, protocols, and feedback cycles to study, refine, and build generative knowledge to implement effective mathematics teaching and learning practices.

 

Lead Speaker: Cathy J Kinzer
Co-Presenter: Janice Bradley

252  2:45 PM to
3:45 PM
Marriott Downtown: Austin/BostonPrimary
(PK - 2)
Teaching & Learning

Strategies for Embedding Mathematical Discourse Through Shared Storybook Reading
This session presents initial results from a study on the effect of instructing early education teachers to embed mathematical discourse in shared storybook reading as a means of increasing "math talk" in the classroom. Discussion will focus on shared reading as a strategy to develop early numeracy skills of children.

 

Lead Speaker: Lynn Columba

254  2:45 PM to
3:45 PM
JW Marriott: White River Ballroom H-IMiddle
(6 - 8)
Teaching & Learning

Improve Mathematics Instruction for Students with Learning Disabilities by Providing Powerful Professional Development for Teachers
Experience professional development activities that help teachers make their lessons more accessible to students with learning disabilities, while maintaining the integrity of the mathematics content. Learn about effective practices, and use a lesson planning process for aligning strategies with students' needs. Leave with professional development activities to use with teachers in your district.

 

Lead Speaker: Amy Brodesky

255  2:45 PM to
3:45 PM
JW Marriott: 204-205Secondary
(9 - 12)
Teaching & Learning

Research, Instructional Practices, and Technology in Secondary Schools
Research suggests instructional practices help or hinder student understanding, depending on their enactment. Participants will consider common practices, such as "launch" of a lesson, recording and discussing student work, and bringing closure in light of research and the potential of interactive technology to make these practices effective in enabling learning.

 

Lead Speaker: Gail Burrill

256  2:45 PM to
3:45 PM
Marriott Downtown: Santa FeGeneral

ORIGO Education, Inc. Sponsor Showcase: ORIGO Education: Your Source of Inspiration
ORIGO Education inspires teachers to develop deep understanding of mathematics with an environment rich in language, thinking skills, games, and visual models. Come and be inspired by ORIGO's Australian president and senior author representing the newest source in innovative mathematics resources. (PK–8)

 

Lead Speaker: James Burnett
Co-Presenter: Rob Nickerson

257  2:45 PM to
3:45 PM
Marriott Downtown: Lincoln

Scholastic Inc. Technology Showcase: Using Adaptive Technology to Target Fluency and Facility with Math Facts, Fractions, and Decimals
A student's career-readiness is influenced early in their learning. If students haven't mastered the critical foundations for algebra, it impacts their potential for success. Learn how to target struggling students and effectively differentiate instruction using adaptive technology. (Grades 3–8)

 

Lead Speaker: Jaclyn Ruszala
Co-Presenter: Diane Glass

258  2:45 PM to
4:15 PM
JW Marriott: 201-202GeneralDeveloping Coaches / Developing Teachers

Overcoming Resistance to Change: On Track for Equity
Overcoming resistance to change is a major factor in forging effective mathematics programs, yet it is rarely discussed. Mathematics coaches and leaders often feel their efforts at improving instruction are being blocked or thwarted. This session provides insights on resistance and strategies that transform classrooms so that all students are successful.

 

Lead Speaker: Ted Hull
Co-Presenter: Don Balka
Co-Presenter: Ruth Harbin Miles

259  2:45 PM to
4:15 PM
JW Marriott: White River Ballroom B-CGeneralDeveloping Coaches / Developing Teachers

Ten Key Ideas for Designing High Quality Professional Development
Good professional development design is critical to achieving the goal of deepening teacher content knowledge, and both empirical research and insights of practitioners inform what good design entails. Ten key ideas are presented, dissected, debated, and applied toward the goal of designing the highest quality professional development.

 

Lead Speaker: Barbara Miller

260  2:45 PM to
4:15 PM
JW Marriott: 103GeneralDeveloping Coaches / Developing Teachers

Leading with Passion: Still No Compromise!... Four Years Later
What does passion for mathematics education look like? Four years ago we began this journey to "recharge the batteries" of site-based mathematics leaders so that they might have a greater impact on the teachers they work with daily. Join us in this discussion of lessons learned and plans for the future.

 

Lead Speaker: John Staley
Co-Presenter: Maria Everett
Co-Presenter: Leslie Johnson

261  2:45 PM to
4:15 PM
JW Marriott: 104GeneralDeveloping Coaches / Developing Teachers

Professional Learning Communities: PLC + You = Continuous Commitment to Student Learning
Professional Learning Communities (PLCs) can be an effective way to examine personal views about mathematics teaching and learning. In this safe environment, participants will explore two separate PLCs and discuss strengths and weakness of each. Finally, based on this experience, participants will compose their own outline.

 

Lead Speaker: Meghan Hearn


262  2:45 PM to
4:15 PM
JW Marriott: White River Ballroom DSecondary
(9 - 12)
Developing Coaches / Developing Teachers

Enhancing the Reasoning-and-Proving Content of Textbook Tasks: A Site for Teacher Professional Development
Reasoning-and-proving is a critical topic in secondary mathematics, yet recent analyses show that most textbooks provide few strong reasoning-and-proving tasks. This session presents strategies that can be used to modify textbook tasks to increase the reasoning-and-proving potential, compare modified tasks, and discuss how these strategies can be used in professional development.

 

Lead Speaker: Michael Steele
Co-Presenter: Fran Arbaugh
Co-Presenter: Justin Boyle

263  4:15 PM to
5:30 PM
JW Marriott: White River Ballroom F

Central Region 1 Caucus
Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio

 

Lead Speaker: Valerie Mills

264  4:15 PM to
5:30 PM
JW Marriott: White River Ballroom A

Central Region 2 Caucus
Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wisconsin

 

Lead Speaker: Connie Schrock

265  4:15 PM to
5:30 PM
JW Marriott: White River Ballroom G

Eastern Region 1 Caucus
Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, Rhode Island, Vermont, Military State AE (Armed Forces Africa, Canada, Europe, and Middle East)

 

Lead Speaker: Mari Muri

266  4:15 PM to
5:30 PM
JW Marriott: 101-102

Eastern Region 2 Caucus
Delaware, District of Columbia, Maryland, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, West Virginia

 

Lead Speaker: Diana Kendrick

267  4:15 PM to
5:30 PM
JW Marriott: White River Ballroom B-C

Southern Region 1 Caucus
Bermuda, Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, Puerto Rico, South Carolina, Virginia, Virgin Islands, Military State AA (Armed Forces America)

 

Lead Speaker: Susan Birnie

268  4:15 PM to
5:30 PM
JW Marriott: White River Ballroom H-I

Southern Region 2 Caucus
Alabama, Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Texas

 

Lead Speaker: Ted Hull

269  4:15 PM to
5:30 PM
JW Marriott: 104

Western Region 1 Caucus
Alaska, Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah, Wyoming

 

Lead Speaker: Richard Seitz

270  4:15 PM to
5:30 PM
JW Marriott: White River Ballroom E

Western Region 2 Caucus
California, American Samoa, Federated States of Micronesia, Guam, Marshall Islands, Northern Mariana Islands, Palau, Hawaii, Oregon, Washington, Military State AP (Armed Forces Pacific)

 

Lead Speaker: Sara Munshin

271  4:15 PM to
5:30 PM
JW Marriott: White River Ballroom J

Canadian Regional and International Attendee Caucus
Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, New Brunswick, Newfoundland, Northwest Territories, Nova Scotia, Nunavut, Ontario, Prince Edward Island, Quebec, Saskatchewan, Yukon and anyone from outside the United States and Canada

 

Lead Speaker: Donna Karsten
Co-Presenter: Denise Walston

272  4:15 PM to
5:30 PM
JW Marriott: 103

NCSM Past Presidents Caucus
NCSM Past Presidents

 

Lead Speaker: Larry Bradsby

273  5:45 PM to
7:00 PM
Marriott Downtown: Marriott Ballroom

Tuesday Reception - Sponsored by Pearson
Pearson is an international company with world-wide businesses in education, business information, and consumer publishing. The company helps children and adults to learn, business people to make good decisions, and readers to enjoy a good book.

 


 
All Sessions -- Wednesday, April 13, 2011
 
301  7:30 AM to
8:30 AM
JW Marriott: White River Ballroom

Wednesday Breakfast Sponsored by America's Choice—The Common Core State Standards: The Latest in a Nutshell
Phil Daro, a member of the Mathematics Work Group for the Common Core State Standards and a senior fellow at America's Choice, will share his thoughts on how to implement the Common Core State Standards and prepare for the new assessments to be administered in 2014–2015.

 

Lead Speaker: Phil Daro

302  8:45 AM to
9:45 AM
Marriott Downtown: Marriott Ballroom 5GeneralAssessment of Students / Assessment of Teaching

Panel: Reshaping Assessment
The power of formative assessment for improving student learning is well established – provided it is well done. The associated need for professional development is substantial. The influence of summative assessment on what happens in most classrooms is clear. The Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium (SBAC) is one of two multi-state assessment partnerships that received federal funding to development a next generation assessment system to measure the Common Core State Standards. The panel will discuss the status of the goals and current work on developing assessments, formative assessment lessons, professional development support modules, and prototype summative tests and how they may be used. In addition, they will describe and illustrate Formative Assessment Lessons, Professional Development Support Modules, and Prototype Summative Tests, as well as how they may be used. Panelists: • Hugh Burkhardt, Mathematics Assessment Project (MAP) - • Dan Hupp, SMARTER Balanced Assessment Consortium - • Moderator: Valerie Mills, NCSM Regional Director

 

Lead Speaker: Hugh Burkhardt
Co-Presenter: Dan Hupp

303  8:45 AM to
9:45 AM
Marriott Downtown: Marriott Ballroom 6GeneralAssessment of Students / Assessment of Teaching

Learning from Students' Written Work: A Guide for Professional Development, Grades K–6
Too often, students see the goals of mathematics assignments to "do the page" rather than to "do the math." This session presents guidelines for assignments that provide students opportunities to reveal how they reason, and suggests ways for using student work in professional development to help teachers inform their instruction.

 

Lead Speaker: Marilyn Burns

304  8:45 AM to
9:45 AM
Marriott Downtown: Marriott Ballroom 7GeneralDeveloping Coaches / Developing Teachers

Taking Coaching to the Systemic Level
Learn how coaches create a cascading effect on practice by cultivating the capacity of teacher leaders, developing lab site classrooms, focusing the lens of principals on evidence of student and adult learning, and increasing the understanding of truly effective instruction. Video clips will be used and handouts will be provided.

 

Lead Speaker: Susan Birnie
Co-Presenter: Lucy West

305  8:45 AM to
9:45 AM
Marriott Downtown: Austin/BostonGeneralAssessment of Students / Assessment of Teaching

Great Tasks for Leading the Common Core State Standards
"Great Tasks" has been updated and revised to reflect the Common Core State Standards. In this session, teachers, coaches, specialists, and leaders will explore how to implement open tasks that support the infusion of formative assessment into classrooms, districts, and state levels.

 

Lead Speaker: Connie Schrock
Co-Presenter: Richard Seitz

306  8:45 AM to
9:45 AM
Marriott Downtown: Marriott Ballroom 8-9Intermediate
(3 - 5)
Developing Coaches / Developing Teachers

Developing Teaching Expertise @ Mathematics: Practice-Based Professional Development for Practicing Elementary Mathematics Teachers
Presenters share a distinctive form of web-based professional development materials for elementary mathematics teachers and intending mathematics specialists that integrate core elements of professional learning, and that ground learning opportunities in teaching practice. Session participants explore these core elements and discuss the challenges involved in facilitating practice-based professional development.

 

Lead Speaker: Meghan Shaughnessy
Co-Presenter: Kara Suzuka
Co-Presenter: Judith Jacobs

307  8:45 AM to
9:45 AM
JW Marriott: 101-102Intermediate
(3 - 5)
Teaching & Learning

The Lastinger STEM Initiative: Job-Embedded Professional Development for Mathematics and Science Teachers
The Lastinger STEM Initiative, led by the presenter, provides a comprehensive job-embedded professional development experience for mathematics and science teachers in high-need, low-resourced middle and high schools. The initiative includes five primary components: professor in residence, job-embedded graduate degree, summer residential experience, visiting scholars, and fellows program.

 

Lead Speaker: Thomasenia Adams

308  8:45 AM to
9:45 AM
JW Marriott: 203Secondary
(9 - 12)
Developing Coaches / Developing Teachers

Transforming Teacher Culture and Practice by Coupling Content Workshops, Lesson Study, and Regular Team Meetings
This presentation provides an early report on the progress of a university-school partnership designed to help teachers at three Chicago high schools change mathematics instruction to meet students' needs. By using lesson study and regular team meetings to reinforce content-focused professional development, the project supports transformation of the professional culture at each school.

 

Lead Speaker: Thomas McDougal
Co-Presenter: Carol Caref
Co-Presenter: Lydia Clark

309  8:45 AM to
9:45 AM
Marriott Downtown: Marriott Ballroom 10Secondary
(9 - 12)
Teaching & Learning

Leadership: It Takes a Team
District curriculum coordinators will share how using the NCSM PRIME Leadership Framework and Educational Development Center's (EDC) Secondary Lenses on Learning shifted our district to a larger community of mathematics leaders and problem solvers.

 

Lead Speaker: Leslie Knicl
Co-Presenter: Polly Hill

310  8:45 AM to
9:45 AM
Marriott Downtown: Marriott Ballroom 1Secondary
(9 - 12)
Assessment of Students / Assessment of Teaching

Assessment: Why Bother?
With students taking so many high-stakes tests, why should a mathematics teacher use valuable class time testing what is being done in class? With the right type of assessment, however, students can actually learn. Participants will look at the different assessments with an eye toward what will promote student learning.

 

Lead Speaker: Karen Wootton
Co-Presenter: Chris Mikles

311  8:45 AM to
9:45 AM
Marriott Downtown: Santa FeGeneral

MIND Research Institute Sponsor Showcase: Engage and Inspire: How the Right Technology Tools Can Transform Mathematics Teaching and Learning
Discover the MIND Research Institute's research-based ST Math Program, where students learn mathematics visually and conceptually. Students become successful problem solvers playing Spatial Temporal computer games that start purely visually and then gradually introduce symbols and language. (PK–12)

 

Lead Speaker: Nigel Nisbet

312  8:45 AM to
9:45 AM
Marriott Downtown: Lincoln

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Sponsor Showcase: Success is the Intersection Where Opportunity and Preparation Meet
The Common Core State Standards are the opportunity, so how do we prepare? The new standards will impact current practices in teaching and learning. As leaders, it is our responsibility to assess the needs of our teachers, students, and community and prepare for the Common Core State Standards. (PK–12)

 

Lead Speaker: Meaghan Pavlovich

313  8:45 AM to
10:15 AM
Marriott Downtown: Marriott Ballroom 4GeneralTeaching & Learning

A Blueprint for Student Success on High-Stakes Tests: A Plan from the Rice University School Mathematics Project
This session describes the development and implementation of a year-long plan to prepare students for high-stakes tests using stems from released standardized tests. Error analysis, remediation plans, test-taking strategies, and test-day tips will be discussed. Attendees will create interventions based on stems from several standardized tests.

 

Lead Speaker: Anne Papakonstantinou
Co-Presenter: Richard Parr

314  8:45 AM to
10:15 AM
JW Marriott: 103GeneralDeveloping Coaches / Developing Teachers

The Intel Math Program and K–8 Teacher Content Knowledge in Mathematics
Intel Math is an 80-hour professional development program for K–8 teachers in mathematics. The course is based in problem solving, and focuses on the main themes of the K–8 curriculum. We will discuss the program, its strategy, and the evaluation reports from the past three years.

 

Lead Speaker: Aubrey Neihaus

315  8:45 AM to
10:15 AM
JW Marriott: 201-202GeneralTeaching & Learning

Student-Centered Secondary Mathematics Classrooms: How to Implement Change as You Support Teachers' Success and Student Achievement
A key finding in the research is that student-centered classrooms positively impact student achievement. What does that really look like in a secondary mathematics classroom? How do you implement this? What are the benefits and the pitfalls to avoid? How will you, as the administrator, recognize a truly student-centered classroom?

 

Lead Speaker: Lori Hamada
Co-Presenter: Chris Mikles

316  8:45 AM to
10:15 AM
JW Marriott: 104Intermediate
(3 - 5)
Teaching & Learning

Proven Research-Based Strategies Supporting Assessment and Instruction on Multiplication, Division, and Fractions for Response to Intervention (RtI)
Research-based strategies related to formative assessment and differentiated instruction will be applied to NCTM Curriculum Focal Points and Common Core State Standards. Lessons using manipulatives, games, and vocabulary that integrate basic skills and problem solving will be presented. Appropriate for special needs and ELL students. Participants will receive handouts of activities and research.

 

Lead Speaker: Caryl Pierson
Co-Presenter: Amy Johnson

317  8:45 AM to
10:15 AM
Marriott Downtown: Marriott Ballroom 2-3Secondary
(9 - 12)
Teaching & Learning

The Use of Narrative Cases to Develop Teachers' Knowledge About Reasoning-and-Proving
In this session, participants will engage in a discussion and analysis of a narrative case. This case is the first in a series of cases and other materials that comprise a practice- and research-based curriculum designed to develop teachers' mathematical and pedagogical knowledge related to reasoning-and-proving in secondary school mathematics.

 

Lead Speaker: Gabriel Stylianides
Co-Presenter: Margaret Smith

318  10:00 AM to
11:00 AM
Marriott Downtown: Marriott Ballroom 6GeneralTeaching & Learning

The Common Core State Standards and Evolving Assessment Consortia—History, Status, and WHAT ARE THE NEXT STEPS?
For two years, the standards and assessment movements have been dominated by political entities whose approach differs strikingly from that of the NCTM professional organization's effort started in the 1980's. Learn about this new process, including current involvement efforts and NEXT STEPS for NCTM, NCSM, and other professional teacher organizations.

 

Lead Speaker: Henry Kepner

319  10:00 AM to
11:00 AM
Marriott Downtown: Marriott Ballroom 8-9GeneralDeveloping Coaches / Developing Teachers

Three Voices, One Purpose: Principals, Coaches, and Teachers United in Mathematics Success
When the mathematical thoughts and voices of teachers, coaches, and leaders work in concert with each other, children will excel in mathematics. This session will take its participants along a journey that an underperforming school traveled to reach a 10-year sustainable level of excellence in mathematics.

 

Lead Speaker: Marco Ramirez
Co-Presenter: Christine Confer

320  10:00 AM to
11:00 AM
Marriott Downtown: Marriott Ballroom 1GeneralAssessment of Students / Assessment of Teaching

A Formative Assessment System That Really Works
How does a large K–8 urban school improve mathematics instruction and student achievement for all students? Come and learn how your school can benefit from this two-year implementation study that has resulted in increased student achievement on classroom-based formative assessments and district benchmark tests.

 

Lead Speaker: Lee Ann Pruske
Co-Presenter: Kim O'Brien

321  10:00 AM to
11:00 AM
Marriott Downtown: Marriott Ballroom 10GeneralDeveloping Coaches / Developing Teachers

Activating the Common Core State Standards for Mathematical Practice Through NCSM's Professional Development Model That Incorporates the Inside Mathematics Website Materials
NCSM, in collaboration with the Noyce Foundation-sponsored Inside Mathematics website, has developed a series of PowerPoint presentations showing how the Standards for Mathematical Practice can be implemented at various grade levels. Participants will have a hands-on experience that will include high cognitive tasks, re-engagement with the tasks, and a discussion of task implementation.

 

Co-Presenter: Valerie Mills
Lead Speaker: Sara Munshin

322  10:00 AM to
11:00 AM
Marriott Downtown: Austin/BostonPrimary
(PK - 2)
Teaching & Learning

Solving Discipline Problems in Mathematics Class Using Academic, Social, Learning, and Emotional Empowerment for Elementary, Middle, and High School Classrooms
Sometimes the most difficult problems to solve in mathematics class are the discipline problems! In this session, we will analyze specific discipline problems in elementary, middle, and high school mathematics classrooms. We will explore ways to solve these problems using four types of student empowerment – academic, learning, social, and emotional.

 

Lead Speaker: Jennifer Taylor-Cox

323  10:00 AM to
11:00 AM
Marriott Downtown: Marriott Ballroom 7Intermediate
(3 - 5)
Developing Coaches / Developing Teachers

Developing Co-Teaching Models to Link the Practices of Special and General Educators
Interactions between special and general educators are rare and often difficult. To help foster collaboration, Aurora Public Schools developed a model of professional development that joined regular and special educators. Members of this collaborative used a co-planning/co-teaching model of professional development to challenge and transform each other's beliefs and practices.

 

Lead Speaker: Cherie Echols
Co-Presenter: Jo Cunningham
Co-Presenter: Antonia Cameron

324  10:00 AM to
11:00 AM
JW Marriott: 204-205Intermediate
(3 - 5)
Teaching & Learning

Building Elementary Students' and Teachers' Understanding of Proof
We will present examples, in the context of regular classroom arithmetic instruction, of how elementary students can engage in proving, what teacher learning is needed to provide such instruction to a range of learners, and how one group of teachers learned to integrate work on proof into their instruction.

 

Lead Speaker: Susan Jo Russell
Co-Presenter: Deborah Schifter
Co-Presenter: Virginia Bastable

325  10:00 AM to
11:00 AM
JW Marriott: 101-102Middle
(6 - 8)
STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, & Mathematics)

Middle School Mathematics Can Be Dynamic! Using Sketchpad to Engage and Increase Understanding
Experience engaging, dynamic mathematics using the Geometer's Sketchpad. Help your middle schools' students see and experience number sense, algebra, geometry, and other middle school mathematics concepts by integrating technology effectively and efficiently. See how Sketchpad is a tool to increase students' mathematical understanding and achievement.

 

Lead Speaker: Karen Greenhaus

326  10:00 AM to
11:00 AM
Marriott Downtown: Santa FeMiddle
(6 - 8)

Pearson Sponsor Showcase: Pearson's New Digits Program—Where Math Clicks!
Pearson's new program uses the power of technology to bring best practices of teaching into the classroom. Learn about this exciting new program built for today's digital student, with all interactive whiteboard lessons, online homework and assessments, and automatic grading and reporting. (Middle 6–8)

 

Lead Speaker: Elizabeth Lehnertz

327  10:00 AM to
11:00 AM
Marriott Downtown: LincolnGeneral

America's Choice Sponsor Showcase: The Common Core State Standards: Getting Ahead of the Curve for Implementation
Phil Daro, a member of the Mathematics Work Group for the Common Core State Standards, will discuss the impact of the Common Core on teaching and learning mathematics. This discussion will focus on implications for professional development and student resources as we help schools and classes prepare for the Common Core assessments to be administered in 2014–2015.

 

Lead Speaker: Phil Daro

328  10:45 AM to
12:15 PM
JW Marriott: 104GeneralDeveloping Coaches / Developing Teachers

Using NCTM's Freely Available Reflection Guides to Provide Professional Development to Mathematics Learning Communities
Reflection Guides for NCTM journals provide teacher leaders and coaches with a rich resource for professional development. A motivating article from Mathematics Teaching in the Middle School, "Using Students' Work as a Lens on Algebraic Thinking," by Driscoll and Moyer, will be the focus to model a professional development session for teachers.

 

Lead Speaker: Monique Lynch

329  10:45 AM to
12:15 PM
Marriott Downtown: Marriott Ballroom 2-3GeneralDeveloping Coaches / Developing Teachers

Assessing the Effect of Coaching: Using Video Journals to Document Coach and Teacher Growth over Time
What evidence is there that coaching actually impacts and changes teacher practice? In this session, we will use video journals to document coach and teacher growth over time, share tools developed to document that growth, and provide artifacts of student learning directly impacted by changes in practice.

 

Lead Speaker: Antonia Cameron
Co-Presenter: Stephanie Slabic
Co-Presenter: Naomi Berkowitz
Co-Presenter: Danielle Iacoviello

330  10:45 AM to
12:15 PM
Marriott Downtown: Marriott Ballroom 4GeneralTeaching & Learning

Designing Equitable Lessons That Positively Impact Students' Mathematics Identity
The pedagogical strategies a teacher utilizes when designing lessons greatly impacts how students see themselves as mathematics learners. Participants will gain information about the development of a student's mathematics identity, and experience activities that enable teachers to provide students from diverse backgrounds opportunities to demonstrate their mathematics understanding.

 

Lead Speaker: Karen Mayfield-Ingram
Co-Presenter: Grace Coates

331  10:45 AM to
12:15 PM
JW Marriott: 103Intermediate
(3 - 5)
Teaching & Learning

Rebuilding Students' Cognitive Structures for Understanding Mathematics
There is a basic knowledge core for mathematics that forms the basis for decoding mathematics. Uncover what everyone is concerned about covering to reveal the core structure and connectivity of mathematics. The focus is on helping students make sense of what they've been taught, rather than on reteaching missed skills/concepts.

 

Lead Speaker: Marilyn Trow

332  10:45 AM to
12:15 PM
JW Marriott: 201-202Intermediate
(3 - 5)
Teaching & Learning

"Math Pathways and Pitfalls" Connect Mathematics Concepts and Language Development
The "Math Pathways and Pitfalls" program integrates best practices for learning mathematics concepts, developing mathematical language, and confronting common "pitfalls." The lessons and strategies have had a significant impact on student achievement for diverse student populations in urban, suburban, and reservation schools.

 

Lead Speaker: José Franco
Co-Presenter: Alma Ramirez

333  11:15 AM to
12:15 PM
Marriott Downtown: Marriott Ballroom 5General

Moving the Mathematics Achievement Needle for Struggling Learners
As the expectations for increased achievement in mathematics and science grow, one of the greatest instructional challenges is figuring out ways to close the gap for those students who do not have the foundational competencies to respond to rigorous curricular demands. This presentation will discuss possible strategies of modifying school-wide structures to better accommodate academic diversity among students, as well as describe what research is pointing to as the most effective instructional practices.

 

Lead Speaker: Donald Deshler

334  11:15 AM to
12:15 PM
Marriott Downtown: Marriott Ballroom 6GeneralDeveloping Coaches / Developing Teachers

Addressing Difficult Issues in Coaching Conversations
How might a coach confront critical issues with teachers in ways that open possibilities and avoid shutting down conversations? This interactive session will address problematic moments in coaching, using case studies, role plays, video clips, and examples of coaching moves that differentiate for teacher sensitivities and belief systems.

 

Lead Speaker: Lucy West
Co-Presenter: Jane Kise

335  11:15 AM to
12:15 PM
Marriott Downtown: Marriott Ballroom 10GeneralDeveloping Coaches / Developing Teachers

How to Achieve the Vision of the NCSM PRIME Teaching and Learning Principle: From Words to Actions
This workshop will present how lesson study is used with mathematics teachers to implement the NCSM PRIME Indicators for Teaching and Learning in order to bring rigor, meaning, and relevance to the teacher planning and student learning experience. The session will include sample lessons and participant interaction.

 

Lead Speaker: Gwen Zimmermann
Co-Presenter: Darshan Jain

336  11:15 AM to
12:15 PM
JW Marriott: 204-205GeneralDeveloping Coaches / Developing Teachers

Developing and Supporting Consumers of Coaching: Expectations and Responsibilities
Coaching is a collaborative process that is done with teachers, not to teachers, to increase teacher effectiveness and student achievement. Learn what you as a mathematics leader can do to develop and support teachers as good consumers of coaching by understanding the expectations and responsibilities for coaches and teachers.

 

Lead Speaker: John Sutton
Co-Presenter: Elizabeth Burroughs
Co-Presenter: Clare Heidema
Co-Presenter: Arlene Mitchell

337  11:15 AM to
12:15 PM
Marriott Downtown: Marriott Ballroom 1GeneralDeveloping Coaches / Developing Teachers

Supporting Curricular Reasoning as a Way of Developing Effective Teachers
Curricular reasoning includes the thinking processes teachers engage in when working with curriculum to plan, implement, and reflect on instruction. Our work with teachers generated approaches for school leaders to use in supporting teachers' curricular reasoning development. Participants will also share their ideas about helping teachers effectively use curriculum materials.

 

Lead Speaker: Kay Wohlhuter
Co-Presenter: Amy Roth McDuffie
Co-Presenter: Lynn Breyfogle

338  11:15 AM to
12:15 PM
Marriott Downtown: Marriott Ballroom 7Primary
(PK - 2)
Teaching & Learning

Response to Intervention (RtI): Mathematics Interventions for Struggling Learners
Are you trying to implement RtI math? We will discuss the What Works Clearinghouse's recommendations for using RtI to support students who struggle with mathematics. Participants will experience evidence-based intervention strategies, explore materials, hear ideas for organizing the classroom to provide differentiated support, and receive handouts containing references and resources.

 

Lead Speaker: Linda Forbringer

339  11:15 AM to
12:15 PM
JW Marriott: 203Intermediate
(3 - 5)
STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, & Mathematics)

SCRATCH Brings MATH to Life!
Animation brings number sense, operations, geometry, integers, and Cartesian planes to life. SCRATCH, a new programming language, was integrated into our curriculum. Igniting interest in STEM, in both tech-poor and tech-rich elementary schools, is a priority. SCRATCH was developed at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and is free!

 

Lead Speaker: Mary Zocchi
Co-Presenter: Ann Potter

340  11:15 AM to
12:15 PM
Marriott Downtown: Marriott Ballroom 8-9Intermediate
(3 - 5)
Developing Coaches / Developing Teachers

Transforming Teaching: Examples That Support Taking Teachers from Dissonance to Depth
Teaching for depth is widely supported in the Common Core State Standards. However, what it means to teach for depth is elusive. Explore authentic, classroom-tested examples that contrast common teaching practices with practices that cultivate deep conceptual understanding creating disequilibrium that leads to necessary changes for teachers to teach for depth.

 

Lead Speaker: Juli Dixon

341  11:15 AM to
12:15 PM
Marriott Downtown: Austin/BostonMiddle
(6 - 8)
Teaching & Learning

Providing Professional Development to Meet Common Core State Standards
Leaders will examine a professional development prototype designed to provide a rich experience for one teacher or a group of teachers. The emergence of the Common Core State Standards coupled with decreased funding for professional development has created an opportunity for collaboration among school districts. See how one district responded.

 

Lead Speaker: Bill Barnes
Co-Presenter: Jonathan Wray

342  11:15 AM to
12:15 PM
JW Marriott: 101-102Middle
(6 - 8)
Developing Coaches / Developing Teachers

Developing Leadership in Our Mathematics Community: Identifying and Supporting Teacher Leaders
Examine a model of professional development from the Math Forum @ Drexel that provides opportunities for teachers to build their understanding of mathematical concepts, explore ways to create similar experiences for students, and learn more about resources and support, enabling them to become and thrive as leaders in this community.

 

Lead Speaker: Suzanne Alejandre
Co-Presenter: Ashley Miller

343  11:15 AM to
12:15 PM
Marriott Downtown: Santa FeGeneral

Texas Instruments Sponsor Showcase: The TI MathForward Program Experience, an Algebra-Readiness Program
Participants will engage in an interactive MathForward classroom that integrates the TI-Nspire handhelds and the TI-Navigator system. The program components will be highlighted, and research on the program's effectiveness at increasing student achievement in large urban districts will be shared. (Middle 6–8, Secondary 9–12)

 

Lead Speaker: Pamela Bernabei-Rorrer
Co-Presenter: Eva Airhart

344  12:30 PM to
2:30 PM
JW Marriott: White River Ballroom

Wednesday Lunch Sponsored by CASIO AMERICA, INC. and Houghton Mifflin Harcourt—Math-Busting with MythBusters!
Kari Byron and Grant Imahara, from the Discovery Channel's hit show MythBusters, will link scientific method and discovery-based learning to CASIO's new color graphing calculator PRIZM.

 

Lead Speaker: Grant Imahara
Co-Presenter: Kari Byron

345  2:45 PM to
4:00 PM
Marriott Downtown: Marriott Ballroom 6GeneralTeaching & Learning

NCSM/NCTM Special Interest Group Session: Understanding the Influence of the Common Core State Standards in Mathematics: What Do We Need to Know and When Do We Need to Know It?
The Common Core State Standards in Mathematics (CCSSM) were released in June 2010, billed as a set of "fewer, clearer, and higher standards" that would be appropriate for all students. The idea is that having common standards across states, with explicit connections across the grades in terms of both mathematics content and mathematical practices, will add focus and coherence to mathematics education across the United States. There are lots of views about the likely impact of the CCSSM, ranging from unbridled optimism about a fully aligned system, to skepticism that any changes will be meaningful ones, to predictions of dire outcomes, e.g., that teachers will not be able to tailor the curriculum to meet the needs of their particular students. This presentation will describe a project that is underway to develop a research agenda for tracking the influence of the CCSSM over time, including: (1) describing the extent to which the mathematics education system is changing consistent with the CCSSM; and (2) assessing the extent to which the alignment/lack of alignment is having positive and negative impacts on teaching and learning.

 

Lead Speaker: Iris Weiss

346  2:45 PM to
4:00 PM
JW Marriott: 103General

Special Interest Group: Enhance Students' Problem Solving Skills Using the Mathematical Olympiads for Elementary and Middle Schools (MOEMS)
MOEMS contest problems will deepen students' and teachers' mathematical thinking. Discussion will center on the benefits of pursuing "outside-the-box" problem solving for all students, while demonstrating how using these problems will ensure greater mathematical success for all students.

 

Lead Speaker: Nicholas Restivo

347  2:45 PM to
4:00 PM
JW Marriott: 101-102General

Special Interest Group: Toward Pedagogies of Teaching for Social Justice
The Benjamin Banneker Association embraces theories and frameworks that move the field of mathematics toward teaching for social justice. The purpose of the discussion is to provide practical examples supervisors and teachers can use to prepare students to use mathematics for empowerment and self-determination.

 

Lead Speaker: Jacqueline Leonard

348  2:45 PM to
4:00 PM
JW Marriott: 104General

Special Interest Group: Walking Our Talk! NCSM PRIME Strategies for Mathematics Education Leaders to Promote and Achieve Equity
Leaders recognize mathematics teaching and learning occur when diverse students engage in mathematical tasks set in a culturally meaningful context. North American Study Group on Ethnomathematics (NASGEm) invites participants to discuss ways to use this knowledge to enhance instructional effectiveness with a focus on equity, using NCSM PRIME strategies.

 

Lead Speaker: James Barta

349  2:45 PM to
4:00 PM
Marriott Downtown: Marriott Ballroom 8-9General

Special Interest Group: Lesson Study Networking: Join Practitioners, Researchers, and Leaders in Sharing Lesson Study Resources and Questions
Lesson study is growing in the United States, yet most teams lack opportunities to connect with others. This Special Interest Group is for networking—identifying common interests, challenges, and questions. Sharing resources (e.g., research lessons, research questions) is encouraged. Those new to lesson study are welcome.

 

Lead Speaker: Johannah Nikula
Co-Presenter: Jane Gorman

350  2:45 PM to
4:00 PM
Marriott Downtown: Marriott Ballroom 2-3General

Special Interest Group: Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators (AMTE)
AMTE's focus is on the improvement of mathematics teacher education. Join us in this session for discussion of topics of mutual interest, such as mathematics specialists in the elementary grades, teacher preparation policies and practices, and K–12 mathematics education leadership development.

 

Lead Speaker: Nadine Bezuk
Co-Presenter: Marilyn Strutchens, AMTE President

351  2:45 PM to
4:00 PM
Marriott Downtown: Marriott Ballroom 10General

Special Interest Group: Math 2.0: New Opportunities for Collaborative Teaching and Learning Mathematics with Internet-Based Tools
An expanding community of mathematics educators and software developers are utilizing a variety of social networking environments to share new ideas in mathematics education. Join us for a round-table discussion to find out how teachers are taking advantage of these Web 2.0 communities to enhance mathematics learning.

 

Lead Speaker: Ihor Charischak
Co-Presenter: David Weksler

352  2:45 PM to
4:00 PM
JW Marriott: 201-202General

Special Interest Group: Emerging Leaders: Focus Question/Answer Time
After a conference filled with ideas on "Mathematics Leaders Making a Difference," this session will allow for an open discussion regarding the "how to." Collaborate with other new mathematics leaders to create a network of support.

 

Lead Speaker: Mona Toncheff

353  2:45 PM to
4:00 PM
JW Marriott: 204-205General

Special Interest Group: Equity in Mathematics Education: TODOS
Do you teach Latino/Hispanic Students? Are you ready to share your successes and challenges with other educators? Do you want to learn more about TODOS and how you can contribute to the organization? We invite you to participate in the TODOS business meeting and dialogue to shape future discussions.

 

Lead Speaker: José Franco
Co-Presenter: Carol Edwards

354  2:45 PM to
4:00 PM
Marriott Downtown: Marriott Ballroom 4General

Special Interest Group: Educational Consultants: A Networking Opportunity
Join our discussion to share expertise and strategies. Hear from others as to how they got started, and marketing techniques they may have used. This is our time to gain from our collective knowledge and support our work. This session was well attended last year—hope you will join us!

 

Lead Speaker: Kit Norris

355  2:45 PM to
4:00 PM
Marriott Downtown: Marriott Ballroom 1General

Special Interest Group: Improving Student Achievement by Expanding Opportunities for Mathematically Promising Students: A New NCSM Position Paper
NCSM Position Papers are designed to provide members with support on critical issues, and support of mathematically promising students is one of the most critical. Join us at this session to discuss the draft of this new position paper, and give your input to the Special Interest Group before it is finalized.

 

Lead Speaker: Linda Sheffield

356  2:45 PM to
4:00 PM
Marriott Downtown: Marriott Ballroom 7General

Special Interest Group: Urban Mathematics Leadership Network (UMLN) Forum
The UMLN is composed of mathematics directors from some of the country's largest and most influential urban districts. UMLN invites leaders from urban districts to join this open forum about issues that are of particular interest, such as how to support the implementation of the Common Core State Standards.

 

Lead Speaker: Brian Newsom
Co-Presenter: Susan Hudson Hull