2011 NCSM Annual Conference

Strand 4 Sessions

Session information last updated: 3-31-2011

 
Strand 4 Sessions -- Monday, April 11, 2011
 
Strand 4: STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, & Mathematics)


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

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

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

 
Strand 4 Sessions -- Tuesday, April 12, 2011
 
Strand 4: STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, & Mathematics)


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

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

 
Strand 4 Sessions -- Wednesday, April 13, 2011
 
Strand 4: STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, & Mathematics)


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

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