2011 NCSM Annual Conference

Tuesday Sessions

Session information last updated: 3-31-2011

 
Tuesday Sessions, 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.