2011 NCSM Annual Conference

Strand 3 Sessions

Session information last updated: 3-31-2011

 
Strand 3 Sessions -- Monday, April 11, 2011
 
Strand 3: Teaching & Learning


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 
Strand 3 Sessions -- Tuesday, April 12, 2011
 
Strand 3: Teaching & Learning


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 
Strand 3 Sessions -- Wednesday, April 13, 2011
 
Strand 3: Teaching & Learning


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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