2011 NCSM Annual Conference

Wednesday Sessions

Session information last updated: 3-31-2011

Wednesday Sessions, 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