2014 NCSM Annual Conference

All Sessions

Session information last updated: 3-31-2014

 
All Sessions -- Monday, April 7, 2014
 
100  6:45 AM to
8:00 AM
Grand Ballroom C/DGeneralFunctionStrand 4

Monday Breakfast: NO Ticket Required
The breakfast is sponsored by MIND Research

 

Lead Speaker: Mike Limon

101  7:00 AM to
7:30 AM
Grand Salon Suite BGeneralOral PresentationStrand 4

What's It All About? An Orientation for Those New to the NCSM Annual Conference
This session is for those who are new to NCSM Conferencing. Participants will network with others, review the structure of the conference, explore the different conference options, set personal priorities and goals, and work on a personal plan of what to do and where to go during the conference.

 

Lead Speaker: Mona Toncheff

102  7:30 AM to
8:00 AM
Grand Ballroom C/DGeneralFunctionStrand 4

Opening Session
Welcome to New Orleans, LA; Penny Gennuso, Lafayette Parish Math and Science Specialist, Louisiana Council of Supervisors of Math (LCSM) Penny Gennuso is currently the Math and Science Academic Specialist(supervisor) for the Lafayette Parish School System. She currently serve as the President of Louisiana Council of supervisors of mathematics and VP of middle school for the Louisiana Association of Teachers of Mathematics. Penny's previous experiences include assistant principal, middle and high school math coach and a high school math teacher. She has three children and two grandchildren and is married to Kenny Gennuso, who is also an educator.

 

Co-Presenter: Penny Gennuso
Lead Speaker: Valerie Mills

103  8:00 AM to
9:00 AM
Grand Ballroom C/DGeneralKeynote SpeakerStrand 4

FOCUS: First Things First for the 21st Century
In this session, participants will learn precisely where to focus their precious time, efforts, and resources to ensure that all students are prepared for the 21st century demands of college, careers, and citizenship. They will learn about the three most essential elements of good schooling and how to implement them immediately, successfully, and on a very clear, straightforward model. The three elements are: coherent curriculum; authentic literacy; and soundly-structured lessons. Despite their unrivalled power for improving performance in any and every school, these elements continue to be misunderstood-and grossly under-implemented. For this reason, these simple, familiar elements should be our first and highest priority. Participants will leave this session knowing both what to do and how to do it, in ways that will yield immediate and significant results.

BIO: Dr. Mike Schmoker is a former administrator, English teacher and football coach. He has written five books and dozens of articles for educational journals and newspapers, TIME magazine and as a regular columnist for Phi Delta Kappan. His most recent book is the best-selling FOCUS: Elevating the Essentials to Radically Improve Student Learning. His previous bestseller is RESULTS NOW, which was selected as a finalist for "book of the year" by the Association of Education Publishers. He is also a featured author in ASCD's Master Class DVD series. Dr. Schmoker has keynoted at hundreds of state, national and international events and has consulted for school districts and state and provincial education departments throughout the US, Canada, Australia and Jordan. He now lives in Tempe, Arizona with his wife Cheryl.

 

Lead Speaker: Mike Schmoker

104  9:30 AM to
10:30 AM
Grand Ballroom BGeneralMajor SpeakerStrand 4

It Really is TIME to Get It Right: Thoughts on Our Individual and Collective To-Do Lists to Turn Imperatives into Reality
This fast-paced and provocative presentation is designed to help NCSM members use NCSM's newest call to action, It's TIME, to move mathematics education forward and to finally make mathematics work for every student in every classroom. We'll look at how this means a new, more intense focus on instructional quality and on the collaborative structures, coaching, and leadership needed to ensure the social justice we profess.

Steve Leinwand is a Principal Research Analyst at the American Institutes for Research and has over 35 years of leadership positions in mathematics education. He currently serves as mathematics expert on a wide range of AIR projects that evaluate programs, develop assessments and provide technical assistance. Leinwand's work at AIR has included developing specifications and an Algebraic Reasoning item pool for the NCES High School Longitudinal Study; serving as Implementation Task Leader for the IES Mathematics Professional Development Impact Study; co-authoring "What the United States Can Learn from Singapore's World-Class Mathematics System (and what Singapore can learn from the United States"; and co-authoring a comparison of the 2007 Grade 3 assessments administered in Hong Kong and in Massachusetts. In addition, Leinwand has provided school and district-level support and technical assistance for the General Electric Foundation's Ensuring Futures in Education project, the Microsoft Math Partnership, and the School Improvement Program work at Hazelwood East Middle School in Missouri and East St. Louis High School in Illinois. As part of AIR's assessment program, Leinwand has overseen the development and quality review of multiple-choice and constructed response items for AIR's contracts with Ohio, Hawaii, Delaware, Minnesota, South Carolina and the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium.

 

Lead Speaker: Steven Leinwand

105  9:30 AM to
10:30 AM
Grand Salon 3Oral PresentationStrand 4

Using Rich Tasks to Promote the Standards for Mathematical Practice
This session focuses on the Common Core State Standards for Mathematical Practice and how mathematics teacher leaders can foster high-quality mathematics instruction in elementary classrooms. Together we will address how leaders can support mathematics instruction for all learners and the means through which classroom teachers can develop their understanding and use of the standards in their classroom instruction.

 

Lead Speaker: Judith Jacobs
Co-Presenter: Dave Kennedy
Co-Presenter: Yvonne Lai
Co-Presenter: Diana Sherman

106  9:30 AM to
10:30 AM
Grand Salon 4Oral PresentationStrand 4

A Principal's Story: Creative Ways to Fund and Support Teacher Learning in the Age of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS)
Two realities schools currently face: Funds are limited and expectations for meeting the CCSS are great. While these challenges are daunting, they are not insurmountable. In this workshop, we will share a New York City principal's secrets for creating systemic changes in teaching and learning. We will share structures that support teacher collaboration (grade-level and cross-grade planning, co-teaching), scheduling tips, and other key tools and documentation used to support teacher reflection and change.

 

Lead Speaker: Antonia Cameron
Co-Presenter: Bernadette Fitzgerald
Co-Presenter: Brooke Precil

107  9:30 AM to
10:30 AM
Grand Salon 6Middle
(6 - 8)
Oral PresentationStrand 1

Using Digital Environments to Foster Student Discourse
How can we expect students to construct viable arguments and critique the reasoning of others when many are afraid to open their mouth in mathematics class? The individualized nature of most technology tools does not always support the types of rich mathematical talk encouraged by the Common Core State Standards. In this session, we will explore how innovative use of interactive tablet-based tools can increase confidence and creativity, build understanding of multiple representations, and focus the classroom around student-centered discourse.

 

Lead Speaker: Jere Confrey
Co-Presenter: Erik Johnson

108  9:30 AM to
10:30 AM
Grand Salon Suite BOral PresentationStrand 4

Examining Coach's Role in Providing Teachers with a Coherent Set of Supports
How do we build strong school-wide professional communities, especially in high-poverty schools where there is enormous pressure to better serve students and improve their educational outcomes? This session examines the role of school-based mathematics coaches in building school-wide communities and designing learning opportunities for teachers that support the vision of the Common Core State Standards.

 

Lead Speaker: Lynsey Gibbons
Co-Presenter: Elham Kazemi

109  9:30 AM to
10:30 AM
Grand Salon 9 & 12Oral PresentationStrand 4

Technology in Support of Formative Assessment and the Common Core State Standards for Mathematical Practice
Technology can be used for so much more in assessment than simply providing right/wrong feedback on forced choice responses. We will demonstrate an open-ended technology assessment engine for mathematics that provides a setting for students to construct criteria-based mathematical objects that not only can be machine-evaluated, but serve as a springboard for orchestrating productive mathematical discourse around critiques of peer reasoning, and provide opportunities for formative assessment.

 

Lead Speaker: Tom Dick
Co-Presenter: Gail Burrill

110  9:30 AM to
10:30 AM
Grand Salon Suite CGeneralOral PresentationStrand 4

NCSM Annual Conference Coaching Kick-Off!
Calling all coaches! This session is for mathematics coaches or those whose duties include coaching elements. The session will provide networking opportunities for conference participants who have common work responsibilities. Participants will receive a program insert that identifies sessions intended for coaches. They will have the opportunity to discuss, plan, and ask questions to make the most of their conference experience.

 

Lead Speaker: Donna Karsten

111  9:30 AM to
10:30 AM
Grand Salon 15 & 18Intermediate
(3 - 5)
Oral PresentationStrand 5

How Do We Meet the Challenge of Getting All Students to Compute with Fractions by the End of Grade Five?
Operations with fractions was a difficult topic at grade six, but now the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) call for students to add, subtract, multiply, and partially divide fractions by the end of grade five. We will explore the CCSS fractions progression (from grades three through five) and examine how approaches such as Cognitively Guided Instruction are being used to meet this challenging set of standards.

 

Lead Speaker: Eric Siegel
Co-Presenter: Mark Koester

112  9:30 AM to
10:30 AM
Grand Salon 21 & 24Intermediate
(3 - 5)
Oral PresentationStrand 1

Using Student Work in Professional Development (PD): Powerful Approaches for Identifying Students' Fractions Understandings/Difficulties and Targeting Instruction for Struggling Learners
To help struggling learners, teachers need a deep and flexible understanding of fractions as well as diagnostic approaches for identifying students' strengths and difficulties. Experience PD activities that help teachers build their own knowledge of fractions concepts (Common Core State Standards for grades 4-6), diagnostic approaches, and effective instructional strategies. Try formative assessment probes, examine student work, and discuss videos of mathematics interviews. Leave with ideas to apply in your district.

 

Lead Speaker: Emily Fagan
Co-Presenter: Cheryl Tobey
Co-Presenter: Amy Brodesky

113  9:30 AM to
10:30 AM
JasperwoodOral PresentationStrand 2

Making SySTEMic Change Happen in High School Mathematics Classrooms
During this session, we will engage participants in professional learning experiences related to our state's goal of creating an infrastructure to support teachers, mathematics specialists, and administrators in developing a "real" vision for STEM. The work incorporates a cascading leadership model that includes a sustained professional development program focused on the use of problem-based materials and alternative pedagogies including the Common Core State Standards for Mathematical Practice, onsite coaching, and explicitly promoting student efficacy.

 

Lead Speaker: Jamila Riser
Co-Presenter: Jon Manon
Co-Presenter: Janice McCarthy
Co-Presenter: Valerie Maxwell

114  9:30 AM to
10:30 AM
MagnoliaGeneralTechnology ShowcaseStrand 1

Build a Growth Mindset to Accelerate Struggling Students (2nd Session)
Adaptive technology is key to shifting student attitudes. Developed by the world's leading mathematics thinkers, MATH 180's software experience was designed with students in mind. With personalized instruction and adaptive practice, MATH 180's student software fosters a growth mindset and builds confidence, preparing students to meet the rigorous expectations of the Common Core State Standards. Take a walk in your students' shoes and dive into the MATH 180 experience. Solve mathematical problems through career-driven simulations. Watch instructional videos and practice problems using interactive visual models. Play addicting games in the Brain Arcade and earn badges as you master key mathematics concepts. Take ownership of your learning as you track your improvement through each topic.

 

Lead Speaker: Nikki Lalonde

115  9:30 AM to
10:30 AM
Oak AlleyGeneralOral PresentationStrand 1

Designing Tasks to Reveal and Develop Students' Mathematical Problem Solving Talents
Strategies for adapting existing items and developing new assessments to gauge students' depth of understanding of core or fundamental concepts, skills and reasoning methods, and their applications to the solution of problems in other contexts will be described. Participants will engage in the solution and creation process. A system will be established for participants to contribute their adaptations/creations to a site for distribution to others in the session.

 

Lead Speaker: Carole Greenes

116  9:30 AM to
10:30 AM
RosedownSponsor ShowcaseStrand 4

Do Taller Sprinters Have an Unfair Advantage? What Are the Odds of Finding Life on Other Planets? Are Vampires Real? How Does Health Insurance Work?
Mathalicious lessons and projects explore questions like these using CCSS-aligned mathematics for middle and high school. Mathematics class could be the most interesting and relevant part the school day-and Mathalicious is on a mission to help teachers make that a reality! In this session, you'll see snippets of both middle and high school lessons modeled by the founder of Mathalicious!

 

Lead Speaker: Karim Ani
Co-Presenter: Ginny Stuckey

117  9:30 AM to
11:00 AM
MelroseOral PresentationStrand 3

Developing Usable Knowledge for Teaching Elementary Mathematics
Within our Elementary Math Teacher Leadership Project, teachers experienced a novel mix of Professional Development designed to: a) increase content knowledge; b) strengthen classroom enactment of the mathematical practices; c) provide a forum for communicating and coaching with colleagues as part of a video analysis team; and d) increase leadership capacity. Join us for a sample of mathematics routines, coaching strategies, and video team work designed to turn teachers into change agents.

 

Lead Speaker: Valerie Maxwell
Co-Presenter: Janet Parsons
Co-Presenter: Sarah Ryan

118  9:30 AM to
10:30 AM
ElmwoodMiddle
(6 - 8)
Oral PresentationStrand 5

Proportional Reasoning: It's Much More than Cross-Multiplying
Progressions for Ratios and Proportional Relationships note that proportional reasoning is foundational for further mathematics and an NCTM Research Brief notes that it is one of the most important topics in middle grades mathematics. We will investigate activities from the free, online Scale City (www.scalecity.org) and the Mathematics Innovations program that develop this deeper understanding of proportionality through reasoning and problem solving, not rote memorization of rules and definitions.

 

Lead Speaker: Linda Sheffield

119  10:45 AM to
11:45 AM
Grand Ballroom BGeneralMajor SpeakerStrand 4

Mathematical Goals, Formative Assessment, and the Common Core: Connections and implications for classroom and leadership practice
Research on the use of formative assessment suggests that it has the potential to lift student achievement in classrooms and school systems. During this session participants will explore critical shifts in practice needed to effectively employ formative assessment and generally strengthen daily instruction. In addition, we will consider opportunities for leaders to begin shifting practices in advance of the 2014 -15 PARCC and SBAC assessments.

Valerie L. Mills is a Supervisor and Mathematics Education Consultant for Oakland Schools, and the current President of the National Council of Supervisors of Mathematics. Oakland Schools is an educational resource center serving 28 school districts and approximately 230,000 students. During her 35+ years in education she taught high school mathematics, served as Mathematics Department Chair, K-12 Mathematics Coordinator, and Director of Curriculum for the Ypsilanti and Ann Arbor school districts in Michigan. In addition she was the Principal Investigator on five Mathematics and Science Partnership projects working with high needs districts, was a teacher author on the Core Plus Mathematics Project, President of the Michigan Council of Teachers of Mathematics, past chair of NCTM's Academy Services Committee and has published scholarly articles and professional development resources. Mills was awarded the Michigan Mathematics Education Service Award, the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching, and the Milken National Educator Award.

 

Lead Speaker: Valerie Mills

120  10:45 AM to
11:45 AM
Grand Salon 3Oral PresentationStrand 4

Making It Happen: Supporting Instructional Changes Needed for the Common Core State Standards
With the rigorous demands of new standards and assessments, high expectations for all students are more critical than ever. But how do we help teachers achieve this belief and practice in the classroom? This session will examine an elementary coaching project that used practical steps to assist teachers in building equity by examining instructional decisions and incorporating "math talk" in their lessons.

 

Lead Speaker: Lisa Rogers

121  10:45 AM to
11:45 AM
Grand Salon 4Oral PresentationStrand 4

Renegotiating Practices in High School Mathematics Classrooms
Classroom discussions are essential for developing mathematical proficiency. In this session, we will watch and discuss videos of lessons that occurred as two preservice teachers were learning to lead Number Talks in high school geometry. Number Talks engage students in mathematical practices through discourse while their teachers learn to elicit and probe student thinking. We will focus on both the obstacles and achievements as teachers and their students were learning together.

 

Lead Speaker: Cathy Humphreys

122  10:45 AM to
11:45 AM
Grand Salon 6GeneralOral PresentationStrand 4

Ross Taylor Past Presidents-Session 1: NCSM Past Presidents Present a Fast-Paced Program on Productive, Practical Solutions to Challenges Confronting Mathematics Leaders: Effective Professional Deve
Participants interact with former NCSM presidents and peers to address this significant challenge and to produce a wealth of ideas that benefit leaders at all levels. It addresses various professional learning models, with particular attention to how to best support teachers in developing their understanding of the Common Core State Standards, including the Standards for Mathematical Practice. This session is designed for new leaders and for experienced leaders who want new ideas.

 

Lead Speaker: Timothy Kanold
Co-Presenter: Carole Greenes
Co-Presenter: Suzanne Mitchell
Co-Presenter: Henry Kepner

123  10:45 AM to
11:45 AM
Grand Salon Suite BGeneralOral PresentationStrand 5

Developing Teacher Professional Learning Around the Common Core Progressions
This session will give tips and lessons learned from Illustrative Mathematics development of professional learning for teachers around the Common Core State Standards Progressions documents. The session will look at some of the modules developed including videos explaining the content's coherence across grades and domains. Additionally, the session will highlight ways to adapt materials for various professional learning settings including in person, online, weekly or monthly meetings, or summer institutes.

 

Lead Speaker: Ellen Whitesides

124  10:45 AM to
11:45 AM
Grand Salon 9 & 12Oral PresentationStrand 4

Great Early Mathematics Attitudes = Later Successful Mathematics Learners!
Supervisors, administrators, and teachers need to work together to help young students develop positive and productive dispositions toward mathematics. For our children to be successful in mathematics, teachers must infuse "can do" and "can't wait to do" attitudes into their everyday mathematics practices.

 

Lead Speaker: Stuart Murphy

125  10:45 AM to
11:45 AM
Grand Salon Suite COral PresentationStrand 1

The Art of Questioning: Leading Learners to Level Up
"Questions are the waypoints on the path of wisdom." ~ Grant Lichtman. This session will focus on the art of questioning and formative assessment tools. Work on becoming a falconer ... leading your learners to level up through questions rather than lectures. Enhance and model practical classroom formative assessments that naturally offer differentiation. Hear stories and gain artifacts from National T3 Instructors as they share their struggles and successes.

 

Lead Speaker: Jill Gough
Co-Presenter: Jennifer Wilson

126  10:45 AM to
11:45 AM
Grand Salon 15 & 18GeneralOral PresentationStrand 3

Contributing to a Culture of Mathematics Coaching for the Standards for Mathematical Practice
Support for mathematics classroom coaches flourishes in an institutional setting operating with a culture that supports coaching and promotes clear expectations for high-quality teaching and learning. This session focuses on research-based and theoretically-informed practices to support the work of coaches. The session will engage participants in identifying and examining expectations, behaviors, strategies, and practices that contribute to a culture for mathematics coaching.

 

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

127  10:45 AM to
11:45 AM
Grand Salon 21 & 24GeneralOral PresentationStrand 5

Using the Progressions of Common Core State Standards to Deepen Teachers' Content Knowledge
Developing an understanding of the progressions drives both the content and instruction of the CCSS. In this session participants will consider professional development institutes designed to engage educators in experiences to enact these standards using the progressions to deepen teachers' content and pedagogical knowledge.

 

Lead Speaker: Stephanie Martin
Co-Presenter: Cynthia Callard
Co-Presenter: Jane LaVoie

128  10:45 AM to
11:45 AM
JasperwoodGeneralOral PresentationStrand 4

Science, Mathematics, and Rigor
The Next Generation Science Standards Framework identifies eight science and engineering practices that have a strong relationship to the Common Core State Standards for Mathematical Practice. Both documents stress rigor. Integrating the practices is critical for developing rigor in STEM fields. How do leaders and teachers monitor implementation of both sets of practices?

 

Lead Speaker: Don Balka

129  10:45 AM to
11:45 AM
MagnoliaTechnology ShowcaseStrand 4

Empowering 21st Century Learners with Improved Technology
As more is expected of our students we are expecting more of our technology. Casio's latest products are increasingly intuitive and allow students to engage in greater inquiry and to connect concepts across multiple representations. Take a look at our most advanced technology and see how it can lead to deeper conceptual understanding. Attendees will receive our latest emulator software.

 

Lead Speaker: Ismael Zamora

130  10:45 AM to
11:45 AM
Oak AlleyOral PresentationStrand 5

The Common Core State Standards (CCSS) and a New Approach to Fractions: Implications for Teacher Leaders
The CCSS uses unit fractions and the number line to develop core fraction concepts. The CCSS approach, supported by interactive dynamic technology, can bring coherence and consistency to learning fractions across the grades. How can we help teachers shift from traditional practice and understand the nuances of a new approach to teaching fraction progressions, one that holds promise for addressing misconceptions students have had for decades?

 

Lead Speaker: Gail Burrill
Co-Presenter: Tom Dick

131  10:45 AM to
11:45 AM
RosedownGeneralSponsor ShowcaseStrand 1

Using Questioning Strategies and Dry Erase Boards Effectively as a Formative Assessment Practice: Positively Impacting Student Participation, Engagement and Achievement
Presenters will model effective questioning strategies and engaging, participatory use of dry erase boards to demonstrate how to positively impact student engagement and achievement. Speakers will suggest a variety of ways to utilize dry erase boards to build increased understanding of essential concepts, and they will demonstrate ways to tie effective questioning strategies to the use of the dry erase boards, resulting in student responses that can inform instruction and identify needs for remediation. Attendees will be actively engaged in problem solving and ways to build increased understanding of essential mathematics concepts. Attendees will receive dry erase boards, erasers, and markers, and they will also be given a special discount code to greatly reduce the cost of ordering dry erase boards. The discount code can be utilized by all building administrators and teachers throughout their districts. Come engage in effective instructional techniques to help your students increase achievement. You will gain an understanding of effective techniques that can greatly reduce the performance gap in your schools.

 

Lead Speaker: Donna Knoell
Co-Presenter: Dan Wilson

132  10:45 AM to
11:45 AM
ElmwoodOral PresentationStrand 4

Implementation of Elementary Mathematics Materials: How School and District Support Influences Teacher Use of Materials and Fourth Grade Test Scores
What supports do administrators and mathematics teacher leaders need to successfully implement instructional materials that support high-quality mathematics instruction? We will report the final results of our NSF-funded study investigating the implementation of mathematics instructional materials and highlight the district and school supports that promote high-quality mathematics instruction.

 

Lead Speaker: Katherine Schwinden
Co-Presenter: Kristen Reed
Co-Presenter: June Mark

133  11:30 AM to
1:00 PM
MelroseGeneralOral PresentationStrand 3

Mathematics Coaches and Specialists Use Content-Focused Coaching to Foster Inquiry and Dialogue with Teachers
Imagine 30 mathematics coaches discussing and learning from video being shared by one of their peers! During Mathematics Instructional Support Team (MIST) monthly professional development, K-12 mathematics coaches and specialists participate in a research-based curriculum designed to provide support for the incremental implementation of content-focused coaching in their schools. Experience how we engage the coaches in improving their skills as they support teacher improvements in both content and pedagogical practices.

 

Lead Speaker: Janice McCarthy
Co-Presenter: Valerie Maxwell
Co-Presenter: Jon Manon
Co-Presenter: Janet Parsons

134  12:15 PM to
1:15 PM
Grand Ballroom BGeneralMajor SpeakerStrand 4

Number Necessities-Fluency and Number Sense
Fluency and Number Sense? This session will consider issues important to developing fluency and number sense involving the content domains of operations and algebraic thinking, number and operations in base ten, number and operations, fractions, ratios and proportional relationships, and the Standards for Mathematical Practice of the Common Core State Standards.

Francis (Skip) Fennell, PhD, is the L. Stanley Bowlsbey professor of education and Graduate and Professional Studies at McDaniel College in Maryland, where he directs the Brookhill Foundation supported Elementary Mathematics Specialists and Teacher Leaders Project. A mathematics educator who has experience as a classroom teacher, principal, and supervisor of instruction, he is a past president of the Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators (AMTE), the Research Council for Mathematics Learning (RCML), and the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM). Widely published in professional journals and textbooks related to PreK-8 mathematics education, Dr. Fennell has also played key leadership roles for the Mathematical Sciences Education Board, National Science Foundation, and the U.S. National Commission on Mathematics Instruction. He served as a writer for the Principles and Standards for School Mathematics (NCTM, 2000), the Curriculum Focal Points (NCTM, 2006) and for the Common Core State Standards (CCSSO, 2010). He also served on the National Mathematics Advisory Panel (2006-2008). Dr. Fennell served as a member of the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) Commission (2012-2013) and was recently appointed to the inaugural CAEP Board of Directors. He is also currently serving as the mathematics advisor for the PBS television show Peg + CAT. Dr. Fennell has received numerous honors and awards, including

 

Lead Speaker: Francis (Skip) Fennell

135  12:15 PM to
1:15 PM
Grand Salon Suite CGeneralMajor SpeakerStrand 2

Navigating the Waters of Change and the Role of our Professional Organizations
The mathematics education profession is once again navigating the turbulent waters of change. Everywhere and all the time, mathematics educators are wresting with the demands of new curricular expectations, new outcome goals for K-12 schools, new teacher accountability systems, substantive changes in the design of gateway postsecondary mathematics pathways-and all in an environment in which the forces shaping local education decisions are changing profoundly. How can mathematics supervisors and mathematics leaders manage the modernization of our profession so that it serves national needs and the needs of our ever more diverse student population? What are the implications of reform and modernization on the everyday life of local mathematics supervisors? How might professional organizations balance the commercial and political forces shaping our daily work? My hope is to trace a path for NCSM grounded in its historical commitments to networking with key education stakeholders, communicating research and craft knowledge to the field, sustaining student achievement, and motivating our commitment to equity.

Philip "Uri" Treisman is professor of mathematics and of public affairs at The University of Texas at Austin, where he is the founder and director of the University's Charles A. Dana Center. He is a senior advisor to the Aspen Institute's Urban Superintendents' Network and serves on the boards of the New Teacher Project, Education Resource Strategies, The Math Teachers' Circle, and the Center for Community College Student Engagement. He recently served on the STEM working group of the President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology and on the Carnegie Corporation--Institute for Advanced Study Commission on Mathematics and Science Education. He served on the AACC 21st -Century Commission on the Future of Community Colleges and serves on the AACC Implementation Team. Uri serves as a senior advisor to the trustees of the Noyce Foundation and regularly advises the directors of family foundations interested in supporting educational improvement. He served as the Vice Chair of the TX Commission on Volunteerism under two governors and, for nine years, as the president of the board of COMAP. In 2013 he gave the Iris M Carl Equity Address at NCTM's annual meeting and a plenary address at the annual meeting of the Society for Research on Child Development on advances in the psychological sciences and their applications to education. Uri was named a MacArthur Fellow (1992-1997) for his work on nurturing minority student high achievement in college mathematics and 2006 Scientist of the Year by the Harvard Foundation of Harvard University for his outstanding contributions to mathematics.

 

Lead Speaker: Uri Treisman

136  12:15 PM to
1:15 PM
Grand Salon 3GeneralOral PresentationStrand 4

NCSM Business Meeting and State of the Organization Report
NCSM President Valerie L. Mills will present the State of the Organization Report that will describe progress on the 2013-2015 NCSM Initiatives, newly released position papers, enhancements to the NCSM Website, updates to the Newsletter, and the anticipated strategic priorities for 2014-2015. In addition, new NCSM Affiliate certificates will be awarded and our Treasurer, Jon Manon, will report on the current financial status of the organization.

 

Lead Speaker: Valerie Mills
Co-Presenter: Jon Manon
Co-Presenter: Marianne Srock

137  12:15 PM to
1:15 PM
Grand Salon 4Oral PresentationStrand 4

Algebra Intervention and the Common Core: What's the Intersection
Learn about essential elements for algebraic intervention that support the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) and the Standards for Mathematical Practice. Examine conceptually based content that target common barriers to algebraic success and are CCSS aligned and embed the Standards for Mathematical Practice. Supports for English Learners are shared. Participants will engage in mathematics and receive material that models the upcoming CCSS assessments. Discussions of conceptual orientations and cognitive demands of tasks will be included.

 

Lead Speaker: Mardi Gale

138  12:15 PM to
1:15 PM
Grand Salon 6Oral PresentationStrand 1

Probing Student Understanding and Assessing for Learning in a Technology-Rich Classroom
Join us in a professional learning experience as we model effective classroom practices and formative assessment strategies designed to increase student engagement, participation, and understanding. In this hands-on session, we will encourage, elicit, and monitor responses to questions designed to probe and assess student understanding of mathematical concepts. Learn how teachers can use technology-assisted assessments to inform and adjust their instructional "next steps."

 

Lead Speaker: Ruth Casey
Co-Presenter: Margaret Bambrick

139  12:15 PM to
1:15 PM
Grand Salon Suite BOral PresentationStrand 4

Sense Making? Aren't We Already Doing That in Literacy?
The very first Standard for Mathematical Practice, "make sense of problems," includes many ideas that have long been foci of literacy instruction. Yet when "mathematics" starts, both teachers and students often leave those good habits behind. We'll look at examples of this and explore how to translate literacy routines into good mathematical practices.

 

Lead Speaker: Annie Fetter

140  12:15 PM to
1:15 PM
Grand Salon 9 & 12Oral PresentationStrand 4

Professional Development for High School Teachers Implementing a Curriculum Focused on Modeling and Problem Solving to Support Students Learning Algebra
This session describes the design and delivery of professional development experiences for teachers implementing a high school course developed to provide all students greater access to algebra concepts through investigations that foster problem solving and discourse with a focus on modeling. Sample tasks and teacher reflections will be shared.

 

Lead Speaker: Fay Zenigami
Co-Presenter: Hannah Slovin
Co-Presenter: Melfried Olson
Co-Presenter: Judith Olson
Co-Presenter: Linda Venenciano

141  12:15 PM to
1:15 PM
Grand Salon 15 & 18Middle
(6 - 8)
Oral PresentationStrand 4

Fostering Mathematical Practices with Special Populations
Are you concerned that the Common Core State Standards for Mathematical Practice have raised the ante for special populations and that many of these students may be left behind? In this session we will articulate specific language and mathematics learning challenges inherent in the mathematical practices. Accessibility strategies for fostering mathematical practices with English Language Learners and students with learning disabilities will be modeled and discussed.

 

Lead Speaker: Grace Kelemanik
Co-Presenter: Amy Lucenta
Co-Presenter: Susan Creighton

142  12:15 PM to
1:15 PM
Grand Salon 21 & 24Intermediate
(3 - 5)
Oral PresentationStrand 5

A District-Wide Partnership Between 4th-, 5th-, and 6th-Grade Teachers to Examine the Progression from Fractions to Ratio and Proportional Reasoning
"These Standards are not intended to be new names for old ways of doing business. They are a call to take the next step" (Common Core State Standards for Mathematics, p. 5). As one of the largest districts in Delaware we were determined to ensure our teachers took that next step. We will share our district-wide ongoing professional development model to build the content knowledge of all 4th- through 6th-grade teachers, focusing on Fractions and Proportional Relationships.

 

Lead Speaker: Eric Shane
Co-Presenter: Jodi Albers
Co-Presenter: Shirley Ellison
Co-Presenter: Lou Mingione

143  12:15 PM to
1:15 PM
JasperwoodOral PresentationStrand 3

Building an Infrastructure to Support New Norms for Teaching and Learning in Secondary Mathematics Classrooms
How can we support teachers in their efforts to "take up" high-leverage problem-based practices that are indicative of the kind of teaching and learning environment explicitly called for in the Common Core State Standards for Mathematical Practice? This session will focus on how the use of a multi-tiered professional development program involving teachers, coaches, and administrators has resulted in more powerful and productive problem-based lessons in our secondary mathematics classrooms.

 

Lead Speaker: Jamila Riser
Co-Presenter: Jon Manon
Co-Presenter: Janice McCarthy
Co-Presenter: Valerie Maxwell

144  12:15 PM to
1:15 PM
MagnoliaGeneralTechnology ShowcaseStrand 1

Are You a Force Multiplier?
A force multiplier dramatically increases-or mulitplies-effectiveness. Teachers are essential to delivering effective mathematics instruction. Yet, teacher preparedness has become a critical issue. Designed by the world's most respected voices in mathematics pedagogy and teaching practices, MATH 180 offers 360 degrees of support. Using Scholastic Central, teachers have anytime/anywhere digital access to smart data, powerful tools for differentiated instruction, connections to the Common Core State Standards, and embedded professional learning, powered by Math Solutions©. Come interact with our teacher software and become a force multiplier in your classroom.

 

Lead Speaker: Tamara Bousquet

145  12:15 PM to
1:15 PM
Oak AlleyIntermediate
(3 - 5)
Oral PresentationStrand 4

Real World Mathematics: Tiered Problems that Engage All Students in the Standards for Mathematical Practice
"When will I ever use this mathematics?" This common student question is resolved with engaging real world investigations. Learn how Modeling with Mathematics, the Common Core State Standards for Mathematical Practice, can work in your district for all students. Receive and discuss sample tiered problems and learn how they are being applied in action research. Learn how student thinking evoles through a process of shared written and oral reasoning.

 

Lead Speaker: Arjan Khalsa
Co-Presenter: Lauri Susi

146  12:15 PM to
1:15 PM
RosedownGeneralSponsor ShowcaseStrand 4

Instructional Strategies for Implementing the Common Core State Standards
When it comes down to implementation of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS), how will our classroom practices change? How will they affect what students are doing? How will we make the CCSS a reality in our classrooms? In this session, you will learn hands-on, practical strategies for engaging your students in the Standards for Mathematical Practice using technology.

 

Lead Speaker: Katie England

147  12:15 PM to
1:15 PM
ElmwoodPrimary
(PK - 2)
Oral PresentationStrand 1

Launching Lessons that Inspire Mathematics Discourse
Engaging young students in mathematics discourse that supports all learners' engagement and sense-making begins in the initial moments of each lesson. This session will share strategies for launching lessons adapted from literacy instruction for the All Included in Mathematics (AIM) Project. Evidence from Project AIM illustrates how these strategies address and assess two key learning processes-motivation and elicitation of prior knowledge-that set the stage for discourse-rich lessons.

 

Lead Speaker: Kristen Malzahn
Co-Presenter: Kim Zeugner

148  12:30 PM to
1:15 PM
Exhibit HallGeneralMeetingStrand 4

Hot Topics
Margaret Heritage - Inviting Students to Take Responsibility for their Own Learning Jere Confrey - Increasing Engagement using Multimedia and Math Projects, Linda Fulmore - The Lesson Study Process Joe Trahan, Dreambox - Wisely Creating, Selecting, and Implementing Digital Curricula

 

Lead Speaker: Connie Schrock
Co-Presenter: Margaret Heritage
Co-Presenter: Jere Confrey
Co-Presenter: Linda Fulmore
Co-Presenter: Joe Trahan

149  11:30 AM to
12:30 PM
Grand Ballroom C/DGeneralFunctionStrand 4

Monday Box Lunch: Ticket Required
The Box Lunch is co-sponsored by DreamBox and Math Teachers Press

 

Lead Speaker: Mary LaBlanca
Co-Presenter: Melissa Reich

150  1:30 PM to
2:30 PM
Grand Ballroom BGeneralMajor SpeakerStrand 1

Improving Teaching and Learning Through Effective Formative Assessment
When implemented effectively, formative assessment practices can improve student learning. But what does effective formative assessment in the classroom entail? The presentation will provide answers to this question and illustrate how teachers and their students can engage in formative assessment day-by-day in the classroom.

Margaret Heritage is the Assistant Director for Professional Development at the National Center for Research on Evaluation, Standards and Student Testing (CRESST) at UCLA. She also leads the curriculum and instruction strand of the federally funded Center on Standards and Assessment Implementation. Prior to joining CRESST, Heritage had many years of teaching and leadership experience in schools in the United Kingdom and the United States, including periods serving as a County Inspector of Education in the United Kingdom, and as the principal of UCLA's Graduate School of Education Laboratory School. Heritage has also taught graduate courses on reading development and instruction for diverse learners at the Department of Education at the University of Warwick, England, and the University of California, Los Angeles, and courses on assessment use at Stanford University. While at CRESST, in addition to work on data use, formative assessment and the assessment of English language learners, Heritage has worked extensively with states in the area of standards and assessment. Current professional activities include membership of the advisory boards for several IES and NSF funded projects on formative assessment and leading the Formative Assessment State Collaborative of the Council of Chief State School Officers.

 

Lead Speaker: Margaret Heritage

151  1:30 PM to
2:30 PM
Grand Salon 3Special Interest GroupStrand 4

Teaching and Learning in the Era of the Common Core: High Quality Mathematical Professional Development and Coaching Across International Borders
The Common Core State Standards can help teachers make adjustments in lesson planning and instruction to improve student learning and thinking skills not only in the United States but internationally. Participants will learn steps set in an international context that administrators and teacher leaders take to ensure high-quality mathematics instruction. Teacher leaders will learn equitable practices to promote student achievement and confidence as they learn to implement culturally responsive instruction in their classrooms.

 

Lead Speaker: Chadd McGlone

152  1:30 PM to
2:30 PM
Grand Salon 4Oral PresentationStrand 3

Preparing Secondary Mathematics Candidates to Teach the Common Core State Standards: Schools and Universities Working Together
The Mathematics Teacher Educators (MTE) Partnership is a collaboration of school districts, universities and other partners with the common goal of transforming secondary mathematics teacher preparation. The partnership has identified four primary challenges: creating a common vision among stakeholders, developing and supporting mentor teachers to facilitate field experiences, improving mathematical content knowledge, and developing practices for recruitment and retention of candidates. A "networked improvement community" model is being used to address these challenges.

 

Lead Speaker: W. Gary Martin
Co-Presenter: Johannah Maynor
Co-Presenter: Marilyn Strutchens

153  1:30 PM to
2:30 PM
Grand Salon 6Oral PresentationStrand 4

How Do We Close the Gap Between the "Intended and Enacted" Common Core State Standards Curriculum?
Are all students receiving high-quality mathematics instruction? Determine the leadership and instructional processes needed to implement the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) to ensure high-quality mathematics instruction for all students. See how one high-school district engages Professional Learning Communities to close the implemented-enacted curriculum gap and transform classroom practices aligned to the CCSS.

 

Lead Speaker: Mona Toncheff

154  1:30 PM to
2:30 PM
Grand Salon Suite BGeneralOral PresentationStrand 4

Building Mathematical Communities: Fostering Mathematical Learners
Student success with mathematics often relies on a classroom culture that fosters communication and reflection, the opportunity for constructive struggle, and a belief in a growth mindset. This session uses a variety of tasks and video clips to explore the goal of developing communities of mathematical leaners, and what leaders can do to support teachers as they engage all students in effectively learning mathematics.

 

Lead Speaker: Patty Clark
Co-Presenter: Amy Mayfield

155  1:30 PM to
2:30 PM
Grand Salon 9 & 12Technology ShowcaseStrand 4

How to Differentiate Your Mathematics Instruction, Grades K-5
How can teachers meet the growing diversity of learning needs in their classrooms? Furthermore, how do teachers meet this challenge in the midst of increasing pressures to master specified content? In this session you'll learn classroom practices that help all students be successful, support the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics, and give teachers the means to honor individual students. You'll get a special opportunity to see the practices-whether it be menus, tiered tasks, math workshops, or multiple intelligences centers-in action via video clips of actual K-5 classrooms.

 

Lead Speaker: Jayne Bamford Lynch

156  1:30 PM to
2:30 PM
Grand Salon Suite COral PresentationStrand 1

Making Student Thinking Visible and More Reflective While Increasing Discourse Through Classroom Formative Assessment Instructional Strategies Using Technology
Technology tools are available for teachers to inform their practice and employ instructional strategies by collecting formative assessment evidence of student thinking. In this session, participants will explore the potential of networked classroom technology for formative assessment feedback as students engage in instructional tasks. Examples of tasks focusing on modeling in Algebra I will be used to demonstrate how focused planning for using formative assessment feedback can be built into instruction.

 

Lead Speaker: Judith Olson
Co-Presenter: Hannah Slovin
Co-Presenter: Melfried Olson
Co-Presenter: Fay Zenigami
Co-Presenter: Linda Venenciano

157  1:30 PM to
2:30 PM
Grand Salon 15 & 18Primary
(PK - 2)
Oral PresentationStrand 4

Teaching Primary Mathematics with More Understanding and Less Counting
Research suggests that children's future mathematics achievement depends upon their early mathematics skills. Young learners must develop a robust mental infrastructure, based on logic and understanding, not rote counting. Most children do best with a visual process (not auditory) incorporating fives' groupings and explicit number naming. Struggling learners especially benefit.

 

Lead Speaker: Joan Cotter
Co-Presenter: Tracy Mittleider

158  1:30 PM to
2:30 PM
Grand Salon 21 & 24Intermediate
(3 - 5)
Oral PresentationStrand 5

Division/Multiplication and Length/Area Together in Perfect Harmony: Orchestrating Models in Two Learning Trajectories
Drawing upon U.S. and Singapore mathematics, this session explores the linkages between various models and representations used in Division/Multiplication, and measurement concepts of Length and Area. Using a learning trajectory approach to the Common Core State Standards (CCSS), teacher leaders can support teachers in making sense of the CCSS' intent and in building students' mathematical understandings of these topics by making coordinated progressions and develop coherent structures and conceptual connections.

 

Lead Speaker: KoSze Lee
Co-Presenter: Alan Maloney

159  1:30 PM to
2:30 PM
JasperwoodGeneralOral PresentationStrand 4

What Is the Mathematics Coach's Role in Supporting Common Core State Standards Understanding?
Participants will understand the structure of support at GE Foundation Demonstration Schools within Milwaukee Public Schools as mathematics coaches work with teachers to implement and understand the content and practice standards of the CCSS. Learn how the professional development model is making a difference in the day to day classroom instruction and assessment of students.

 

Lead Speaker: Astrid Fossum
Co-Presenter: Sherrie Griffin

160  1:30 PM to
2:30 PM
MagnoliaGeneralTechnology ShowcaseStrand 4

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Lead Speaker: Katie Warmington

161  1:30 PM to
2:30 PM
Oak AlleyOral PresentationStrand 5

Progressions in Context: Using Units of Study to Explore and Make Sense of the Standards
The writers of the Common Core State Standards have articulated that the standards contain embedded learning progressions. Unfortunately, these progressions typically are not readily visible or easily accessible to teachers. As such, Michigan educators collaborated to develop curriculum resources designed as professional learning tools to support teachers' understanding and use of the progressions. Participants will explore several unit overviews to experience how progressions in context can be utilized to support teacher learning.

 

Lead Speaker: Dana Gosen
Co-Presenter: Geraldine Devine
Co-Presenter: Valerie Mills
Co-Presenter: Denise Brady
Co-Presenter: Marie Smerigan

162  1:30 PM to
2:30 PM
RosedownSponsor ShowcaseStrand 4

What's New in the Hands-On Standards Family?
Learn about two new additions to the Hands-On Standards family of instructional resources. ETA hand2mind has partnered with Purdue University to publish Hands-On Standards STEM in Action, a collection of integrated STEM modules supporting teachers and students PK-5. In addition, following the success of our Hands-On Standards Fraction modules, we are developing a series of modules supporting Counting & Cardinality, Operations & Algebraic Thinking, and Number & Operations in Base Ten for grades K-5. Both HOS STEM in Action and HOS Number emphasize hands-on strategies for teaching standards in a way that builds conceptual understanding. Join us to see sample lessons and activities from both programs.

 

Lead Speaker: Sara Moore

163  1:30 PM to
3:00 PM
MelroseIntermediate
(3 - 5)
Oral PresentationStrand 1

Does That Make Sense in the Story? Front-Loading Formative Assessment During Problem Solving
Taking time at the beginning of a problem-solving session to listen to student thinking pays off during independent work time. We'll look at the difficult transition from reading a word problem to beginning to solve it, using student work, videos, and vignettes from upper-elementary and middle-school classrooms. I'll share activities that make student thinking visible, provide opportunities for formative assessment, and help students compare ideas and develop their own sense-making strategies.

 

Lead Speaker: Max Ray

164  1:30 PM to
2:30 PM
ElmwoodPrimary
(PK - 2)
Oral PresentationStrand 5

Exploring Addition and Subtraction: Hands-on and Interactive Ideas that Build Both Understanding and Fluency
Developing an understanding of addition and subtraction, as well as fluency with basic addition and subtraction facts, is a central focus of the Common Core State Standards in grades K-2. Discover investigations, discussions, visual models, children's literature, and hands-on explorations that develop an understanding of addition and subtraction while allowing students to explore number strategies and become fluent with basic facts.

 

Lead Speaker: Susan O''Connell

165  1:45 PM to
2:30 PM
Exhibit HallGeneralMeetingStrand 4

Hot Topics
Nora Ramirez - ELLs and Access to Mathematics Instruction, Mike Hall - Transforming Learning with iPads, Joe Trahan, DreamBox - Improving Partnerships between the Classroom and Technology

 

Lead Speaker: Connie Schrock
Co-Presenter: Nora Ramirez
Co-Presenter: Mike Hall
Co-Presenter: Joe Trahan

166  2:45 PM to
3:45 PM
Grand Ballroom BGeneralMajor SpeakerStrand 1

Beyond Teaching for Understanding: The Elements of Authentic Formative Assessment!
This motivational and engaging session examines how K-12 teachers, collaborative teams, school site leaders, and district leaders create classroom learning environments essential to effective and successful student learning in mathematics. Participants will understand how to develop effective in-class formative assessment processes on a unit and daily basis and examine criteria and tools for effective high cognitive demand classroom tasks aligned to the spirit of the Common Core State Standards.

Dr. Timothy Kanold served as the Director of Mathematics and Science and as Superintendent at Adlai E. Stevenson HSD 125 in Illinois. He is an author for Houghton Mifflin Harcourt and Solution Tree Publishing. Their Common Core - PLC professional development team provides support for school leadership development as well as K-12 mathematics program success.

 

Lead Speaker: Timothy Kanold

167  2:45 PM to
3:45 PM
Grand Salon 3GeneralOral PresentationStrand 4

How Does the Coach Support Teacher Growth?
Participants will examine student work samples used to improve instruction and support teachers' understanding of mathematics. Learn how coaches and leaders use mathematics tasks in combination with coaching strategies to increase rigor, student engagement, and the learning of the Common Core State Standards.

 

Lead Speaker: Cynthia Cuellar Rodriguez
Co-Presenter: Astrid Fossum

168  2:45 PM to
3:45 PM
Grand Salon 4Oral PresentationStrand 4

Professional Development for Implementing the Standards for Mathematical Practice
Explore professional development (PD) materials that engage teachers in learning about the Standards for Mathematical Practice (SMP) integrated with mathematical content. Gain experience with a lesson planning protocol focused on student opportunities to develop thinking described by the SMP. Examine examples of how teachers have planned and adapted tasks to support student mathematical thinking. Learn about other PD resources including "student dialogues" focused on the SMP.

 

Lead Speaker: June Mark
Co-Presenter: Victor Mateas
Co-Presenter: Johannah Nikula

169  2:45 PM to
3:45 PM
Grand Salon 6Middle
(6 - 8)
Oral PresentationStrand 5

Putting the Standards Progressions into Practice
What activities help teachers make sense of the Standards Progressions? Presenters will share the work they have done with 32 school districts in Suburban Cook County to help teachers engage with essential information within the progressions. We will highlight successful techniques that have encouraged teachers to focus on big ideas to prepare grade level units of study.

 

Lead Speaker: Melanie Wertz
Co-Presenter: Margie Pligge

170  2:45 PM to
3:45 PM
Grand Salon Suite BIntermediate
(3 - 5)
Oral PresentationStrand 1

Implementing the Teaching-Assessing-Learning Cycle in Elementary Mathematics
The role of assessment is to determine what students know and do not know and subsequently, to use this information to make decisions about curriculum, instruction. and assessment that will lead to furthering students' learning. This presentation specifically addresses shifts in mathematics assessment necessary for the Common Core State Standards approach to teaching mathematics.

 

Lead Speaker: Thomasenia Adams

171  2:45 PM to
3:45 PM
Grand Salon 9 & 12Middle
(6 - 8)
Oral PresentationStrand 4

Fluency, Understanding, Application: A Core Approach to Assessment
The Common Core State Standards for Mathematical Practice defines rigor as providing equal intensity in conceptual understanding, procedural fluency, and application. Join us in exploring the data as millions of students worldwide complete exercises on khanacademy.org that address each of the three components of rigor. Learn about the impact of rigorous assessment practices through testimonials from administrators, teachers, and students as they work together to shift the culture of school mathematics.

 

Lead Speaker: Lisa Englard

172  2:45 PM to
3:45 PM
Grand Salon Suite CGeneralOral PresentationStrand 4

Operationalizing Rigor in the Common Core State Standards: Establishing a Common Definition and Way to Teach and Assess Rigor
Rigor, one of the major building blocks of what is to be taught with the CCSS, has yet to be consistently defined or operationalized. This session focuses on how educators can teach the three aspects of rigor-conceptual understanding, procedural skill and fluency, and applications-in a consistent way that encourages deep thinking and the types of mathematical teaching and learning that fosters higher-order thinking and true problem solving.

 

Lead Speaker: Pamela Paek

173  2:45 PM to
3:45 PM
Grand Salon 15 & 18Oral PresentationStrand 2

Transition from High School to College and Careers: An Alternative Pathway
Transition to College Mathematics and Statistics (TCMS) is an emerging problem-based, inquiry-oriented, technology-rich fourth-year capstone course funded by the National Science Foundation. It is intended for the large number of high school students planning to enter college programs or workforce apprentice programs that do not require calculus. This interactive session will focus on the design of TCMS, its content and priorities, teacher knowledge for effective implementation, and preliminary evaluation results.

 

Lead Speaker: Christian Hirsch

174  2:45 PM to
3:45 PM
Grand Salon 21 & 24GeneralOral PresentationStrand 1

Supporting Student Success with the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) Using Formative Assessment
Consortia of states are collaborating to create common measures for student performance based on the CCSS. Because these new assessments are created to improve student learning AND instructional practices, they represent a critical turning point in education. The Dana Center led the PARCC Mathematics Prototyping project. Learn how this process is guiding the Dana Center's current work supporting districts with formative assessment processes and tools for learning in the classroom.

 

Lead Speaker: Katey Arrington
Co-Presenter: Emma Trevino

175  2:45 PM to
3:45 PM
JasperwoodOral PresentationStrand 5

A Progression Around Justification: Viable Arguments and Explaining Why
The Common Core State Standards for Mathematics spell out several progressions but stops short on the Mathematical Practices. ACT's work in justification using constructed response tasks creates an empirical progression of justification skills across grades. Will this help your teachers with Mathematical Practice 3?

 

Lead Speaker: Ken Mullen

176  2:45 PM to
3:45 PM
MagnoliaGeneralTechnology ShowcaseStrand 4

Meet the Rigors of the Common Core and Next Gen Assessments with Adaptive Instruction
Think Through Math is proven to build mathematics muscle. Learn how this groundbreaking software provides the ingredients needed for a smooth and effective transition to the Common Core and next generation assessments. Designed to engage students deeply with mathematics, TTM uses a variety of strategies and PARCC/SBAC item types to help students build conceptual understanding, make connections between ideas, sharpen procedural knowledge, and develop mathematics muscle.

 

Lead Speaker: Peter Cipkowski

177  2:45 PM to
3:45 PM
Oak AlleyGeneralOral PresentationStrand 4

Central Office Staff + School-Based Administrators = Common Core Ready Teachers and Students
The success of preparing globally competitive graduates who are college and career ready happens day by day in every classroom. Join us as we share our journey with a cadre of school-based administrators to help teachers transition to the Common Core State Standards. Administrators and staff from the Office of Mathematics PK-12 formed a professional learning community to design and facilitate a series of professional learning sessions for administrators.

 

Lead Speaker: John Staley
Co-Presenter: Maria Everett
Co-Presenter: Rorrie Fortier

178  2:45 PM to
3:45 PM
RosedownGeneralSponsor ShowcaseStrand 5

Mathematical Habits of Mind and the Common Core State Standards for Mathematical Practice
The Common Core State Standards for Mathematical Practice comprise a vision of the mathematical habits of mind we want students and teachers to develop. How can we help teachers and students develop these powerful habits of thinking, reasoning, sense-making, and problem solving? (Based on messages from new book: Smarter Than We Think.)

 

Lead Speaker: Cathy Seeley

179  2:45 PM to
3:45 PM
ElmwoodOral PresentationStrand 4

Make Three Wishes: These Dreams Come True!
Remember the 20th century? The rows, the silence, and the mindless repetition prepared us for the factory workforce. Fast forward to today's workforce which is mobile, collaborative, and creative. The Common Core State Standards are positioned to align classroom instruction with career readiness. Explore three clinically proven strategies that teacher leaders are using to promote student-centered, high-quality mathematics instruction that embraces the mathematical practices and prepares students for rigorous, thought-provoking assessments. Dreams can come true!

 

Lead Speaker: Robyn Silbey

180  3:30 PM to
5:00 PM
MelroseOral PresentationStrand 5

Persevere to Unlock the Core and More
Experience the Common Core State Standards firsthand as a learner with interactive lessons aligned to meet the depth and complexity of the standards. This session will provide opportunities to deconstruct the standards to understand their continuity within and across grade levels. Participants will also examine the vertical articulation of the standards across grade spans. This session will investigate and explore in-depth the first mathematical practice delineated in the standards.

 

Lead Speaker: Kimberly Stockton
Co-Presenter: Kim Bernard

181  4:00 PM to
5:00 PM
Grand Ballroom BGeneralOral PresentationStrand 4

State Team Leaders Meeting (Invited Participation Only)
This meeting of the NCSM Regional Leadership Teams and NCSM Regional Directors will focus on the critical work of NCSM for 2014-2015. In particular we will discuss future plans for state and provincial meetings, and professional development ideas using new NCSM products such as Great Tasks, I Wonder: Three-Act Video Tasks, It's TIME, and Jump Start Learning: Getting Started with Formative Assessment and Situations. This meeting is for all those invited to serve on Regional Teams.

 

Lead Speaker: Valerie Mills
Co-Presenter: Suzanne Mitchell

182  4:00 PM to
5:00 PM
Grand Salon 3Middle
(6 - 8)
Oral PresentationStrand 5

Teach All Fraction Operations with One Simple Rule and Number Sense!
Through questioning and manipulating fraction bars, participants will behave as mathematicians who gather data to search for the patterns that students typically memorize without understanding. Our major goal is to have participants model processes for operations of fractions that lead to the discovery of a common algorithm for all fraction operations when applied with number sense.

 

Lead Speaker: Yvelyne Germain- McCarthy

183  4:00 PM to
5:00 PM
Grand Salon 4Primary
(PK - 2)
Oral PresentationStrand 1

The Parallel Journeys of Assessment and Instruction
As educators embark on learning journeys with their students and colleagues, they must know where they are now, where they want to be, how they will get there, and how they will know when they get there. Assessment and instruction become intertwined as one informs the other. This session encourages educators to actively engage in viewing and discussing assessment and instructional clips from the primary classroom.

 

Lead Speaker: Carolyn Olijnek

184  4:00 PM to
5:00 PM
Grand Salon 6Oral PresentationStrand 4

Empowering Elementary Administrators to Become Agents of Change in Mathematics Instruction
How can we empower our administrators to become mathematical leaders in their buildings? Learn how the mathematics leadership team in one large suburban district of more than 60,000 students conducted professional development for elementary administrators and provided an instructional model incorporating the Common Core State Standards for Mathematical Practice to guide classroom observations.

 

Lead Speaker: Kimberly Bender
Co-Presenter: Kathryn Munson
Co-Presenter: Karen Watkins
Co-Presenter: Victoria Bohidar

185  4:00 PM to
5:00 PM
Grand Salon Suite BMiddle
(6 - 8)
Oral PresentationStrand 1

Fractions and Decimals Misconceptions: Supporting Teachers' Use of Formative Assessments
Come learn about multiple validated diagnostic assessments and support materials designed to help teachers elicit commonly held misconceptions related to grades 4-6 Common Core State Standards rational number concepts. Experience the interactive open source online environment being developed to administer the diagnostic assessments electronically and produce targeted reports on students' misconceptions.

 

Lead Speaker: Pamela Buffington
Co-Presenter: Cheryl Tobey

186  4:00 PM to
5:00 PM
Grand Salon 9 & 12GeneralOral PresentationStrand 3

The Mathematical Tasks Framework: A Vehicle for Building a Knowledge Base for Supporting Mathematics Teachers and Teaching
Have you used the Mathematical Tasks Framework (MTF)? If so, we invite you to share your experience! We begin with a brief overview of MTF origins and associated developments, including narrative cases of mathematics teaching, tools to classify tasks and plan lessons, and practices for orchestrating productive classroom discourse. Then we turn to YOUR experiences using the MTF and associated tools/materials, as we move toward shared knowledge and understanding.

 

Lead Speaker: Edward Silver
Co-Presenter: Margaret Smith

187  4:00 PM to
5:00 PM
Grand Salon Suite CGeneralOral PresentationStrand 4

Structures to Support Teachers in Implementing the Standards for Mathematical Practice
Implementing the mathematical practices with fidelity is requiring teachers to make sense of new content and acquire a new set of pedagogical tools to support all students in developing a problem solving disposition. This session will share one district's strategic plan to provide coherent structures for supporting teacher development and alignment of curriculum and assessments.

 

Lead Speaker: Janan Hamm
Co-Presenter: Stephanie Furman

188  4:00 PM to
5:00 PM
Grand Salon 15 & 18Primary
(PK - 2)
Oral PresentationStrand 1

You Have to Find the Problem Before You Can Fix It
Paper and pencil assessments tell us if there is a problem. Interview assessments help us diagnose the problem. Without appropriate and purposeful formative assessments, we risk wasting valuable time "fixing" problems we don't fully understand. During this interactive session we will examine a student case that illuminates the need for listening carefully to our students' thinking before and during instruction and we will share a model for uncovering student thinking.

 

Lead Speaker: Sandy Atkins
Co-Presenter: Molly Daley
Co-Presenter: Stuart Anderson

189  4:00 PM to
5:00 PM
Grand Salon 21 & 24Middle
(6 - 8)
Oral PresentationStrand 2

Title: Journeying Toward Becoming a Teacher Leader Serving Students with Disabilities
We will discuss the role and characteristics of mathematics teacher leaders in supporting and empowering students with learning disabilities that negatively impact mathematical progress, and how you can easily incorporate those techniques, including addressing students with Asperger's Syndrome. Embracing these teacher-leader characteristics while working in collaboration to serve this portion of our student population will empower others to assimilate these best practices into their own classrooms

 

Lead Speaker: Debbie Gochenaur
Co-Presenter: Brenna DeShong

190  4:00 PM to
5:00 PM
JasperwoodMiddle
(6 - 8)
Oral PresentationStrand 1

Getting Inside Their Heads: Using Performance Tasks to Drive Systemic Improvement and Help Students, Teachers, and Administrators Prepare for PARCC/SBAC
Performance assessments can surface student thinking and inform practice, especially when collaboration provides context. Their use can both shift daily instruction and inform planning, policies, and structures at larger scales and longer cycles. We'll share how a cross-district common assessment project (involving thousands of students and hundreds of educators), including scoring and professional development, helped teachers and administrators work together to learn about students' thinking and prepare for the Common Core State Standards.

 

Lead Speaker: Sendhil Revuluri
Co-Presenter: Mary Jo Tavormina

191  4:00 PM to
5:00 PM
MagnoliaGeneralOral PresentationStrand 1

An Innovative Practical Approach to Formative Assessment Using Student Work
Attend this session to learn how one district is developing leader capacity to implement and sustain high-quality formative assessment processes. The interactive session will incorporate video and materials from an innovative, job-embedded professional development framework that uses authentic student work samples to enhance descriptive feedback and student involvement in assessment. In turn, positive effects on student self-efficacy and motivation will likely improve learning and achievement.

 

Lead Speaker: Kathleen Dempsey
Co-Presenter: Andrea Beesley
Co-Presenter: Tedra Clark

192  4:00 PM to
5:00 PM
Oak AlleyOral PresentationStrand 1

Using Common Core Assessments to Inform and Transform Instruction
Whether your state or district is moving ahead with the PARCC or SBAC assessments, the materials produced for these assessments provide great resources to inform and transform instruction. In this session we will look at strategies for identifying and using these tasks as tools within your current program or curriculum to enlighten, teach, inform, and improve instruction and learning.

 

Lead Speaker: Dean Ballard
Co-Presenter: David Hedges

193  4:00 PM to
5:00 PM
RosedownGeneralSponsor ShowcaseStrand 1

Creating Growth Trajectories with Quantile Measures from Scholastic Math Inventory
Setting student growth goals is a precise and individualized task that, when thoughtfully implemented, can unify a school's conversation about mathematics achievement. In this session, new research about setting mathematics growth goals with Scholastic Math Inventory data will help educators sharpen their efforts to predict growth and forecast outcomes. Attendees will participate in a discussion about student growth as it relates to evaluating program effectiveness and to forecasting spring outcomes. Participants will learn about the value of setting individual, rather than group, goals. They will learn ways to interpret growth and how to set multi-year growth goals for individual students in preparation for college and career readiness. This session will help educators set rigorous yet obtainable goals in mathematics for all students in grades 2-9. With a focus on helping students meet the objective-a quantitative standard of tracking to college and career readiness-this session will interpret growth in the context of the Quantile Framework for Mathematics, a research-based measurement tool. By designing individual growth trajectories, participants will understand the intensity of services needed to drive higher mathematics achievement.

 

Lead Speaker: Jan Scott

194  4:00 PM to
5:00 PM
ElmwoodOral PresentationStrand 4

Leading Productive Mathematical Discussions: Using Open and Targeted Sharing to Advance Childrens' Learning
Leading productive discussions requires careful thinking about the mathematical goal. In this presentation, we describe how thinking about different goals for mathematics talk, from open strategy sharing to targeted sharing, can help teachers better design discussions to meet those goals and help children participate meaningfully. Participants will look at vignettes and video excerpts to examine how teachers can orchestrate six different discussion structures to meet particular mathematical goals.

 

Lead Speaker: Allison Hintz
Co-Presenter: Elham Kazemi

195  5:15 PM to
5:45 PM
Grand Salon Suite BGeneralOral PresentationStrand 4

What's It All About? An Orientation for Those New to the NCSM Annual Conference
This is a repeat of the morning session for those who are new to NCSM Conferencing. Participants will network with others, review the structure of the conference, explore the different conference options, set personal priorities and goals, and work on a personal plan of what to do and where to go during the conference.

 

Lead Speaker: Lynn Columba

196  5:30 PM to
7:00 PM
Grand Ballroom C/DGeneralFunctionStrand 4

A Night in New Orleans Featuring the Jazz Quintet from NOCCA and Curious George!
The reception is sponsored by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

 

Lead Speaker: Kathi Prancan

 
All Sessions -- Tuesday, April 8, 2014
 
200  7:30 AM to
8:30 AM
Grand Ballroom C/DGeneralFunctionStrand 4

Tuesday Breakfast: Ticket Required
For nearly 90 years, Scholastic, Inc. has recognized the importance of working with public, private, and nonprofit organizations that share its mission and goals to improve the well-being of children. Scholastic, Inc.'s total commitment to social responsibility and educational outreach is demonstrated by its diverse partnerships, which address today's most critical issues facing communities, with an emphasis on reading and literacy.

 

Lead Speaker: Monica Barbuti

200a  7:30 AM to
8:30 AM
Grand Ballroom C/DGeneralFunctionStrand 4

Painting a Portrait of Math Progress
How are our students progressing along the mathematical path to college and career? Are they edging their way to and through Algebra with rigor, able to do, explain, and apply? Are they developing the practices and attitudes that will propel them to seek and conquer challenges, to persevere in the face of failure? Come see examples of tools that open windows into these elements of student performance, painting a robust picture of students' mathematical progress.

 

Lead Speaker: David Dockterman

201  8:45 AM to
9:45 AM
Grand Ballroom BMajor SpeakerStrand 1

Linking Formative Assessments, the Common Core, and Instructional Decisions
This session responds to key questions about how assessment can inform classroom instruction: What determines students' success with number and operations? What indicators should teachers look for when assessing students' understanding and skills? How can teachers use formative assessment for addressing the Common Core Content and Practice Standards? Assessment strategies will be presented that integrate reasoning, computation, and number sense.

Marilyn Burns is one of today's most highly respected mathematics educators. For more than 50 years, Marilyn has taught children, led inservice sessions, been a major speaker at conferences, written children's books, and created a variety of professional development resources for teachers and administrators. She is the founder of Math Solutions, an organization dedicated to the improvement of math instruction in Kindergarten through grade 8. For 30 years, Math Solutions courses have been attended by thousands of teachers and administrators nationwide, and Math Solutions publications include more than 80 professional development books and DVDs.

 

Lead Speaker: Marilyn Burns

202  8:45 AM to
9:45 AM
Grand Ballroom AGeneralPresidents ExchangeStrand 4

NCSM Presidents Exchange: Supporting Basic Fact Instruction Through Reasoning and Sense Making
Many K-5 teachers lament their students do not know basic facts! A district-wide program in which all teachers used strategy based protocols and activities, ongoing formative and summative assessments, and games rather than worksheets helped students to develop fluency with the basic facts. See how it happened!

 

Lead Speaker: Linda Gojak

203  8:45 AM to
9:45 AM
Grand Salon 3Intermediate
(3 - 5)
Oral PresentationStrand 4

Do My Teachers Have Curriculum-Content Knowledge for the Common Core?
How many times have you heard or told teachers "the textbook is not your curriculum, it's a guide"? If the textbook was the only resource, do you have what it takes to adapt it to the Common Core State Standards? Explore ways to become critical consumers of new resources and learn strategies to enhance a current curriculum.

 

Lead Speaker: Vernita Glenn-White
Co-Presenter: Kristopher Childs

204  8:45 AM to
9:45 AM
Grand Salon 4GeneralOral PresentationStrand 4

Ross Taylor Past Presidents-Session 2: NCSM Past Presidents Present a Fast-Paced Program on Productive, Practical Solutions to Challenges Confronting Mathematics Leaders: Assessment
Participants interact with former NCSM presidents and peers to address significant challenge and produce a wealth of ideas that benefit leaders at all levels. This session focuses on assessment: 1) What can leaders do to help teachers prepare students for the 2015 Common Core Assessments?; and 2) What assessment practices best support students' learning? This session is designed for new leaders and for experienced leaders who want new ideas.

 

Lead Speaker: Steven Leinwand
Co-Presenter: Diane Briars
Co-Presenter: Timothy Kanold
Co-Presenter: Henry Kepner

205  8:45 AM to
9:45 AM
Grand Salon 6CollegeOral PresentationStrand 2

Creating STEM Teachers-Changes in Pre-Service Programs
We need more mathematics and science teachers! STEM education is one approach to meet the calls for students to do the work of learning, using real world problems. Engage and critique one university's work at putting those two pieces together for pre-service preparation. Comment on the design and the program requirements. Help determine if this design can graduate teachers who can teach mathematics with science through an engineering framework that engage students in the exciting worlds of mathematics.

 

Lead Speaker: Janet Herrelko

206  8:45 AM to
9:45 AM
Grand Salon Suite BGeneralSpecial Interest GroupStrand 4

PARCC Mathematics: An Interactive Progress Update
A representative from The Partnership for the Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers, and 22-state consortium building assessments based on the Common Core State Standards, will share the latest news on the consortium's work around mathematics, allowing ample time for questions and answers.

 

Lead Speaker: Linda Kaniecki
Co-Presenter: Twianie Roberts

207  8:45 AM to
9:45 AM
Grand Salon 9 & 12GeneralOral PresentationStrand 4

Using Number Talks to Develop Fractional Fluency
The use of Number Talks to develop efficient, accurate, and flexible computation strategies with fractions will be explored through the lens of the Common Core State Standards fraction progression. We will look at how Number Talks can be used to build fractional fluency, develop the mathematical practices, and address student misconceptions.

 

Lead Speaker: Sherry Parrish
Co-Presenter: Ann Dominick

208  8:45 AM to
9:45 AM
Grand Salon Suite COral PresentationStrand 3

Project TeAM: Enhancing Content Knowledge Through an Immersion-Reflection-Practice-Based Learning Cycle
The Teaching Algebra and More! Project, or Project TeAM, supports high school mathematics teachers in deepening their mathematical content knowledge. Project teachers participate in a learning cycle that includes an immersion experience, a personal reflection, and a practice-based experience. In this session, participants will examine this learning cycle through video clips and sample professional development plans. Discussion will focus on the learning cycle as a practice for strengthening content knowledge.

 

Lead Speaker: Angela Barlow
Co-Presenter: Charles Milligan
Co-Presenter: Angeline Gaddy

209  8:45 AM to
9:45 AM
Grand Salon 15 & 18Oral PresentationStrand 1

Collaborative Coaching: Working Together to Support Meaningful Teacher Collaboration and Reflective Teaching
Collaborative coaching provides support for transferring careful planning and preparation to high-quality practice. It combines collaborative planning, teaching, observing, and debriefing with a focus on collecting and analyzing evidence of student learning. In this session, participants will be introduced to the collaborative coaching model and various tools and strategies to support teacher leaders as they facilitate conversations among teachers focused on student learning.

 

Lead Speaker: Alison Whittington
Co-Presenter: Denise Porter

210  8:45 AM to
9:45 AM
Grand Salon 21 & 24Middle
(6 - 8)
Oral PresentationStrand 5

Moving Towards Consistent Conceptual Mathematics Instruction Across the Grades
Repeated, facilitated practice talking about/presenting mathematical concepts has shown us how difficult it is for teachers to translate the conceptual knowledge made visible with manipulatives to the symbolic representations of the very same concepts. In this session, the mathematical concept of unit will be presented and the work of teachers will be shared to demonstrate progress towards supporting teachers in providing consistent conceptual mathematical instruction across the grades.

 

Lead Speaker: Ellen Clay

211  8:45 AM to
9:45 AM
JasperwoodOral PresentationStrand 4

Beyond Graphing Calculators: Using Technology to Facilitate Classroom Discussions in the Common Core Era
In this session, we will investigate available technologies outside of handheld graphing calculators, including spreadsheets, GeoGebra, and relatively new technology (iPad apps, Desmos) with emphasis on connecting to the Common Core State Standards for Mathematical Practice using appropriate tools strategically. The purpose of this session is to help teachers become aware of and be strategic in using technological tools that can be used to help facilitate classroom discussions about important topics in algebra.

 

Lead Speaker: Kevin Lawrence
Co-Presenter: Nicholas Gilbertson

212  8:45 AM to
9:45 AM
MagnoliaGeneralTechnology ShowcaseStrand 2

Are Your Students on the Path to College and Career?
How can you help your teachers understand where their students are and what they are ready to learn? With the new SMI College & Career, teachers and leaders can measure students' proficiency and mathematics trajectory from Kindergarden to Algebra II. Get the first sneak peak into the NEW adaptive assessment with read aloud and Spanish support and interact with class and data analytics that will make critical instructional decisions easier for teachers and leaders.

 

Lead Speaker: Haris Papamichael
Co-Presenter: Lea Ozeri

213  8:45 AM to
9:45 AM
Oak AlleyOral PresentationStrand 5

Visual Models for Fractions: Which Models? Which Standards? How Does It All Come Together to Maximize Student Growth?
The Common Core State Standards emphasize the use of visual models to help students develop an understanding of fraction concepts. Some teachers may not be familiar with this content shift or how to use models and other fraction representations effectively with students. This session informs leaders about the use of visual models in a professional development institute for K-5 teachers that immersed them in learning first-hand about the fractions progression.

 

Lead Speaker: Corinne Murawski
Co-Presenter: Michael Fierle
Co-Presenter: Andrea Miller
Co-Presenter: Michele Burgess

214  8:45 AM to
9:45 AM
RosedownSponsor ShowcaseStrand 4

Hands-On Geometry
Participants will have an opportunity to explore geometry using hands-on manipulatives that encourage children to discover concepts and facts independently.

 

Lead Speaker: Kevin Simms

215  8:45 AM to
10:15 AM
MelroseGeneralOral PresentationStrand 3

Measuring Teacher Effectiveness AND Supporting Teacher Growth: Using the Tools of Polarity Thinking to Leverage This Tension
No one is born with a deep understanding of best practices in mathematics instruction; all of us continue to learn throughout our careers. Thus, evaluation practices need to inform and support professional development goals. Come and experience a tool for identifying polarity thinking that will help your team balance measuring teacher effectiveness AND using that information to support all teachers in mastering the art of teaching mathematics.

 

Lead Speaker: Jane Kise

216  8:45 AM to
9:45 AM
ElmwoodGeneralOral PresentationStrand 3

Defining Effective Research-Based Learning Experiences for Educators That Support Quality Instruction
Effective learning experiences for educators developing their capacity for effective mathematics instruction begins with learning environments that build their pedagogical base. Such capacity building requires a focus on three elements: content knowledge; understanding how students learn; and instructional practices that support student learning. This session highlights the kinds of research-based experiences needed in a Professional Learning Community to transform instruction and support quality instruction.

 

Lead Speaker: Marji Freeman
Co-Presenter: Patty Clark

217  10:00 AM to
11:00 AM
Grand Ballroom BGeneralMajor SpeakerStrand 4

Teaching Practices That Support Student Learning in the Common Core Era
This session will focus on a set of seven research-based teaching practices that constitute a vision of effective teaching that will support enactment of the Common Core State Standards. During the session participants will have the opportunity to discuss descriptions and examples of each of the practices and consider ways to help teachers learn and refine practices.

Peg Smith is a Professor in the Department of Instruction and Learning in the School of Education and a Senior Scientist at the Learning Research and Development Center, both at the University of Pittsburgh. Over the past 2 decades she has been developing research-based materials for use in the professional development of mathematics teachers and studying what teachers learn from the professional development in which they engage. She is currently the principle investigator of the NSF-funded CORP (Cases of Reasoning and Proving in Secondary Mathematics) Project that is creating materials intended to develop teachers' knowledge related to reasoning and proof and their ability to support students' engagement in these mathematical practices. She is co-author of the recently published 5 Practices for Orchestrating Productive Mathematics Discussions, which provides a model intended to make student-centered instruction more manageable by moderating the degree of improvisation required by teachers during a discussion.

 

Lead Speaker: Margaret Smith
Co-Presenter: DeAnn Huinker

218  10:00 AM to
11:00 AM
Grand Ballroom AGeneralOral PresentationStrand 4

High-Leverage Actions to Ensure All Students are "Common-Core Ready"
Students will need to demonstrate proficiency in both the Standards for Mathematical Content and Practice on the Common Core State Standards Assessments beginning in 2014-2015. What should mathematics leaders do now to help teachers prepare students for these assessments? This session highlights key content and mathematical practices that students need to know, and research-based instruction and assessment practices and strategies that teachers can use to build students' proficiency in both.

 

Lead Speaker: Diane Briars

219  10:00 AM to
11:00 AM
Grand Salon 3GeneralOral PresentationStrand 3

Enabling Principals to Support High-Quality Mathematics Instruction
This presentation will explore how classroom observation tools and professional development (PD) can enable principals to support ambitious mathematics instruction. We will share results from a PD initiative where principals analyzed mathematical tasks and lesson vignettes, using an observation tool focused on aspects of mathematics instruction empirically associated with improved student performance. Participants will be engaged in considering additional supports and pedagogies of enactment in PD for principals.

 

Lead Speaker: Melissa Boston
Co-Presenter: Erin Henrick
Co-Presenter: Lynsey Gibbons

220  10:00 AM to
11:00 AM
Grand Salon 4Oral PresentationStrand 4

Seeking an Alternative to One-Size-Fits-All Professional Development (PD)? Learn Ways to Differentiate PD for Teachers on Rational Numbers (Common Core State Standards Grades 4-6)
Learn about a powerful approach to differentiating PD to meet teachers' wide range of prior mathematics knowledge and professional learning needs. Experience differentiated activities for building teachers' understanding of fraction and decimal concepts in the Common Core State Standards and their practices for teaching students who struggle with these topics. Explore ways to create "Choice Points" that allow teachers to individualize their learning and "Reflection Opportunities" that promote self-assessment and growth.

 

Lead Speaker: Amy Brodesky
Co-Presenter: Emily Fagan
Co-Presenter: Cheryl Tobey

221  10:00 AM to
11:00 AM
Grand Salon 6Secondary
(9 - 12)
Oral PresentationStrand 1

Are Assessments Telling Teachers What They Need to Know?
In many districts, teachers are now using periodic benchmark tests to identify gaps in student understanding and to plan remediation. Do these tests provide enough of the right information to adequately plan instruction? Examples of misleading assessment results will be reviewed, and strategies for developing appropriate diagnostic tests will be discussed.

 

Lead Speaker: Janet Caldwell

222  10:00 AM to
11:00 AM
Grand Salon Suite BOral PresentationStrand 1

Using a Virtual Learning Community for Customized Professional Development
The Everyday Mathematics Virtual Learning Community (http://cemseprojects.org/vlc) is a free website for teachers. The site includes resources, lesson videos, and conversations related to teaching elementary mathematics. This presentation will introduce the website and its usefulness for instructional leaders, mathematics coaches, and professional learning communities to help teachers focus on key aspects of practice, student thinking, and the Common Core State Standards.

 

Lead Speaker: Megan Schleppanbach
Co-Presenter: Cheryl Moran

223  10:00 AM to
11:00 AM
Grand Salon 9 & 12GeneralOral PresentationStrand 4

Promoting Mathematical Reasoning with the NCSM Great Tasks for Mathematics
Classroom examples will illustrate how the NCSM Great Tasks for Mathematics have been used to promote the level of mathematical reasoning conveyed in the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics. Problems from both elementary and secondary levels will be highlighted with focused discussion on unpacking the activity to promote students' mathematical reasoning. Student artifacts and video clips will demonstrate the effective classroom implementation of the tasks.

 

Lead Speaker: David Pugalee
Co-Presenter: Connie Schrock
Co-Presenter: Kit Norris
Co-Presenter: Richard Seitz

224  10:00 AM to
11:00 AM
Grand Salon Suite CIntermediate
(3 - 5)
Oral PresentationStrand 4

A Constellation of Common Core Content and Standards for Mathematical Practice Around Comparing, Multiplying, and Dividing with Fractions
Video cases will be presented to illustrate how Mathematical Practices 2 (reason abstractly and quantitatively) and 3 (construct viable arguments and critique the reasoning of others) can be integrated into work on comparing, multiplying, and dividing with fractions.

 

Lead Speaker: Deborah Schifter
Co-Presenter: Virginia Bastable

225  10:00 AM to
11:00 AM
Grand Salon 15 & 18Intermediate
(3 - 5)
Oral PresentationStrand 4

Balancing Conversations in Mathematics Classrooms: Incorporating Purposeful Talk Moves to Justify Ideas and Solutions
When should students talk in mathematics class, and about what? Mathematical Practice 3 (construct viable arguments and critique the reasoning of others) emphasizes using mathematical reasoning to justify ideas and solutions. Implementing this standard moves beyond asking students, "Why do you think so?" and "Do you have another way?" Come and learn a process to move the balance of classroom conversations from teacher-led to student centered.

 

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

226  10:00 AM to
11:00 AM
Grand Salon 21 & 24GeneralOral PresentationStrand 4

It's TIME-Great Tools to Begin the Process
It's TIME (Themes and Imperatives for Mathematics Education), a companion to PRIME, is a "call to action" for systemic change in curriculum, instruction, assessment, and professional culture in order to raise achievement in mathematics for every student in every classroom. Participants will walk through NCSM's newest publication to determine its correlation to PRIME and also where current position papers can be an added resource. A limited number of booklets containing current NCSM position papers will be available.

 

Lead Speaker: Linda Fulmore

227  10:00 AM to
11:00 AM
JasperwoodOral PresentationStrand 4

Algebraic Reasoning and Sense Making: Using Instructional Technology to Meet New Common Core State Standards
Participants will engage in a hands-on look at lessons and assessment techniques with a focus on algebraic reasoning and sense making for all middle and high school students. Real world applications, including Music, Fashion Design, Videogaming, Basketball, Restaurants, and Special Effects Performance Tasks come alive through multimedia digital, research-based resources from WNET Thirteen/PBS to engage students and support teachers in preparing to meet the new Common Core State Standards.

 

Lead Speaker: Deborah Ives

228  10:00 AM to
11:00 AM
MagnoliaGeneralSponsor ShowcaseStrand 4

Introducing PearsonRealize
Pearson's online destination for Common Core State Standards curriculum, flexible management tools, and embedded assessments. Learn about this new online learning management system and how to register for a review account.

 

Lead Speaker: Dave Ware

229  10:00 AM to
11:00 AM
Oak AlleyOral PresentationStrand 1

We've Discussed the Data: So What? Now What?
We know what the data say ... but what does it mean? And what do we do now? Join us as we explore tools that encourage teachers to move beyond what happened to why it happened and what actions are needed to support the diverse needs of students in the classroom and discuss how these same tools can assist leaders in providing support for individual teachers or teams of teachers.

 

Lead Speaker: Janet Dodd

230  10:00 AM to
11:00 AM
RosedownSponsor ShowcaseStrand 4

Probability Simulation in the Palm of Your Hands
Take a look at our latest application that allows for Probability Experimentation in a flexible, streamlined environment. See how technology employed appropriately can enhance understanding and assist us in reaching the Common Core State Standards. All in attendance will receive our color fx-CG10 Casio Prizm graphing calculator.

 

Lead Speaker: Mike Reiners

231  10:00 AM to
11:00 AM
ElmwoodGeneralOral PresentationStrand 3

Fostering High-Quality Instruction: A Framework for Evaluating How Mathematics Curriculum Supports Teacher Learning
This presentation reports on an investigation of the support of teacher learning provided by mathematics curricula. The researchers expanded an existing framework for evaluating curricula by adding teacher learning variables acknowledging the importance of educative curricula which foster student and teacher learning. The use of the framework with two mathematics curricula will be shared, and participants will have the opportunity to consider their district curricula with respect to teacher learning.

 

Lead Speaker: Sarah Quebec Fuentes
Co-Presenter: Jingjing Ma

232  10:45 AM to
12:15 PM
MelroseOral PresentationStrand 3

Developing Deep Conceptual Understanding? Start with the Teacher!
The Common Core State Standards (CCSS) require teachers to assist students in developing a deep conceptual understanding of mathematics. Unfortunately far too many teachers of mathematics do not have this understanding themselves. This session will explore job-embedded digital resources that serve to improve teachers' pedagogical and content knowledge of the CCSS, including the eight Standards for Mathematical Practice.

 

Lead Speaker: Rob Nickerson

233  10:15 AM to
11:00 AM
Exhibit HallGeneralMeetingStrand 4

Hot Topics
Francis (Skip) Fennell - Number Sense - what is it AND where is it - in the CCSS-M and, in what we do everyday in K-5 mathematics? Uri Treisman - Developing Students' Grit and Academic Resilience Mona Toncheff - Common Core in a Collaborative Culture Deborah Loewenberg Ball - Mathematics Teaching as Professional Practice

 

Lead Speaker: Connie Schrock
Co-Presenter: Francis (Skip) Fennell
Co-Presenter: Uri Treisman
Co-Presenter: Mona Toncheff
Co-Presenter: Deborah Ball

234  11:15 AM to
12:15 PM
Grand Ballroom BGeneralMajor SpeakerStrand 4

Cutting Through the Smoke Screen: Erasing Mathematics Inequality Through Research and Action
In this presentation I will consider the big picture of mathematics inequality in the United States. In doing so I will draw from decades of research and classroom work to present my analysis of classroom inequalities as well as the reasons for general low interest and achievement in mathematics in the U.S. I will consider such issues as: the pervasive beliefs about who belongs in mathematics education; outdated ideas about student ability; and teaching and grouping practices which cater only to privileged members of the population. I will end with some promising evidence of positive change and a call to action for us all.

Dr Jo Boaler is a Professor of Mathematics Education at Stanford University, the editor of the Research Commentary Section of The Journal for Research in Mathematics Education (JRME), and a mathematics advisor to NovoEd. Former roles have included being the Marie Curie Professor of Mathematics Education at the University of Sussex, England, a mathematics teacher in London comprehensive schools and a lecturer and researcher at King's College, London. Her PhD won the national award for educational research in the UK and her book: Experiencing School Mathematics won the Outstanding Book of the Year award for education in Britain. She is an elected fellow of the Royal Society of Arts (Great Britain), and a former president of the International Organization for Women and Mathematics Education (IOWME). She is the recipient of a National Science Foundation Early Career Award. She is the author of eight books and numerous research articles. Her latest books What's Math Got To Do With It? (2009) published by Penguin, USA and The Elephant in the Classroom (2010) published by Souvenir Press, UK, both aim to increase public understanding of the importance of mathematics, and the nature of effective teaching approaches in the USA and the UK. Websites: www.joboaler.com http://ed.stanford.edu/faculty/joboaler

 

Lead Speaker: Jo Boaler

235  11:15 AM to
12:15 PM
Grand Salon Suite CGeneralMajor SpeakerStrand 4

What Characteristics of Mathematics Teachers and Teaching Predict Student Outcomes? Results from a Three-Year Study of Elementary Mathematics Instruction
Scholars have described, measured, and correlated hundreds of variables representing key characteristics of mathematics teachers and teaching, and linked many of these key characteristics to student outcomes. While this activity has generated substantial information regarding the characteristics of effective mathematics teachers and classrooms, this research has traditionally taken place within silos, meaning scholars have rarely tested multiple aspects of teachers or teaching within a single study. Without testing multiple variables, it is difficult to identify specific aspects of mathematics teachers and teaching that may be particularly impactful on student learning; to identify how much these characteristics together contribute to explaining student outcomes; and to understand the degree to which these characteristics are related to one another. This talk investigates these issues, drawing on data from a three-year study measuring multiple components of teacher and teaching quality in 4th- and 5th-grade mathematics classrooms. Results suggest that among mathematics-specific variables, teachers' knowledge of their students' mathematical capability appears especially correlated with improved student outcomes.

Heather C. Hill is a professor at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Her primary work focuses on developing measures of Mathematical Knowledge for Teaching (MKT) and the Mathematical Quality of Instruction (MQI), and using these measures to evaluate public policies and programs. Her other interests include the measurement of instruction using novel techniques, and the application of measurement methodologies to evaluate the quality of data yielded by mathematics-specific instruments. She is co-director of the National Center for Teacher Effectiveness and also principal investigator of a five-year study examining the effects of Marilyn Burns Math Solutions professional development on teaching and learning. She received a Ph.D. in political science from the University of Michigan in 2000 for work analyzing the implementation of public policies in law enforcement and education. She has served on the editorial boards of Educational Researcher, Elementary School Mathematics, Journal of Research in Mathematics Education and the American Educational Research Journal. She is the co-author, with David K. Cohen, of Learning policy: When state education reform works (Yale Press, 2001).

 

Lead Speaker: Heather Hill

236  11:15 AM to
12:15 PM
Grand Ballroom AIntermediate
(3 - 5)
Oral PresentationStrand 5

The Common Core State Standards: Operations & Algebraic Thinking (CCSS:OA) Learning Progression-Coherent Visual Models That Support Problem Solving and the Standards for Mathematical Practice
The CCSS:OA specify a learning progression of situational problem types. Participants will discuss and use a set of coherent research-based visual models that show the different problem situations and the varying unknowns. They then will discuss and share how student drawings of these models support the CCSS for Mathematical Practice, summarize particular difficulties in problem solving, and share how leaders can support the OA progression.

 

Lead Speaker: Karen Fuson

237  11:15 AM to
12:15 PM
Grand Salon 3Oral PresentationStrand 5

Connecting Fractions and Number Lines Through Length Measurement Models
Participants will engage in a variety of manipulative-based tasks to better understand how length measurement models can support understanding of fraction operations and the number line. As part of a broader research project on spatial measurement, we will share resources we have developed to support our elementary level professional development efforts in connecting measurement to other mathematical strands such as number and operations.

 

Lead Speaker: Nicholas Gilbertson
Co-Presenter: Jack Smith

238  11:15 AM to
12:15 PM
Grand Salon 4GeneralOral PresentationStrand 3

Supporting Teachers to Enact Three Principles of Effective Mathematics Instruction
Session participants will learn about three principles of effective mathematics instruction, strategies for designing and implementing mathematics lessons using the principles, and how to support teachers to use these three principles in mathematics instruction. The session includes interactive participant discussions guided by classroom video clips, student work examples, textbook tasks, and research findings.

 

Lead Speaker: Fran Arbaugh

239  11:15 AM to
12:15 PM
Grand Salon 6Secondary
(9 - 12)
Oral PresentationStrand 1

Using Formative Assessment to Engage Student's Reasoning
Do you struggle to find problems that assess student understanding, are engaging, and teach "real" mathematics content? Come learn about formative assessment lessons that provide the information needed to increase and sustain student learning, and at the same time spark student curiosity and engage them in problems that are aligned to the Common Core State Standards.

 

Lead Speaker: Michael Gould
Co-Presenter: Lisa Bush

240  11:15 AM to
12:15 PM
Grand Salon Suite BOral PresentationStrand 4

Understanding the Meaning of the Operations: How Discourse Can Support the Construction of Meaning for All Learners
In a 4th-grade class, a particularly articulate student protests to her teacher, "You never call on me!" In the same class, one of the most hesitant students begins to offer something, then stops, "I forgot what I was going to say." How can we include all students in substantive mathematical discourse? Why does it matter? How can discourse support the construction of meaning? Participants will examine written and video cases.

 

Lead Speaker: Susan Jo Russell

241  11:15 AM to
12:15 PM
Grand Salon 9 & 12GeneralMeetingStrand 4

Coaching Corner: Resources for Mathematics Coaches
Coaching Corner has been redesigned! The improvements include reorganization of the materials and much greater accessibility. This session will help participants familiarize themselves with the new design and features. In addition to books, articles, and tools, several ready-to-go professional learning modules for use by coaches have been added. The session will also explore possible uses of the new materials.

 

Lead Speaker: Laura Godfrey

242  11:15 AM to
12:15 PM
Grand Salon 15 & 18Intermediate
(3 - 5)
Oral PresentationStrand 5

Build Teachers' Fraction Schema for Teaching Anywhere Along the Common Core State Standards Fraction Progressions
Teachers struggle to teach fractions conceptually because they themselves frequently lack the schema for how fractions can be represented and how these various representations behave among the four arithmetic operations. Experience a hands-on professional development sequence that illustrates moving from understanding unit fractions all the way through fraction division using interactive, virtual courseware. Access to online resources will be available to all participants.

 

Lead Speaker: Erich Zeller

243  11:15 AM to
12:15 PM
Grand Salon 21 & 24Oral PresentationStrand 5

Deepening Content Knowledge Through Progressions-Based Professional Development
Leaders will investigate a content-focused professional development (PD) structure that supports development of teaching and learning mathematics. Participants will examine engaging activities from one of Howard County's (MD) 10 PD courses. Participants will gain access to PD resources and a collaborative network designed to enhance our "Common" efforts to improve mathematics instruction.

 

Lead Speaker: Jennifer Novak
Co-Presenter: Bill Barnes

244  11:15 AM to
12:15 PM
JasperwoodIntermediate
(3 - 5)
Oral PresentationStrand 5

Just Invert and Multiply... Can I ask WHY?
Coach your teachers on how to extend their understanding of whole number multiplication and division to multiply and divide fractions. Participants will explore various visual models that develop strong conceptual understanding of multiplying and dividing fractions, as well strategies that build fraction number sense and fluency. Everyone will leave with a framework and activites to provide professional development to thier staff.

 

Lead Speaker: Joan Tellish
Co-Presenter: Melissa Gotard

245  11:15 AM to
12:15 AM
MagnoliaTechnology ShowcaseStrand 4

Meeting the Common Core's Mathematical Fact Fluency Challenge with Reflex
What is mathematical fact fluency? Why is it critical in secondary as well as elementary education? What method for developing fluency will promote automaticity across a broad range of students? What if we could solve the problem of mathematical fact fluency in 10 minutes per day? See the latest results of ongoing research into fact fluency and how students attain it over time, based on longitudinal performance data being continuously collected by an online research platform developed under National Science Foundation grants. Come and see Reflex-an online product from ExploreLearning, makers of Gizmos.

 

Lead Speaker: Pam Berry

246  11:15 AM to
12:15 PM
Oak AlleyOral PresentationStrand 1

Helping Teachers Listen and Respond: An Assessment Framework
Developers from the Teaching Integrated Math and Science Project share what they have learned about developing an assessment framework and tools to help teachers define clearer expectations, provide useful feedback, and respond to various students' needs in grades 1-5.

 

Lead Speaker: Jennifer Leimberer

247  11:15 AM to
12:15 PM
RosedownGeneralSponsor ShowcaseStrand 4

STEM Contexts: Authentic Applications of Mathematics That Engage and Inspire Continued Learning
Please join us as we share how a unique partnership with Stanford University is yielding significant advances in personalized learning. President Matthew Mugo Fields (Co-Founder of Rocket Group-a mission-driven suite of companies that have served over 250,000 students world-wide), Vice President of Curriculum Janet Pittock (renowned speaker, author, and publisher), and Dr. Rafe Mazzeo (Co-founder, Stanford University Math Camp) will showcase how to harness the power of technology, research, and innovation to help young minds achieve their ultimate potential. Aligned to NCSM Program Strand: #3 STEM & Career/College Readiness. The focus is on increased attention to career and college readiness in the Common Core State Standards as related to the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Consider the responsibilities of administrators and teachers in their efforts to work collaboratively with the school community to increase support for STEM-related courses and preparation for the future of today's learners.

 

Lead Speaker: Matthew Mugo Fields
Co-Presenter: Janet Pittock
Co-Presenter: Rafe Mazzeo

248  11:15 AM to
12:15 PM
ElmwoodMiddle
(6 - 8)
Oral PresentationStrand 4

Using Complex Problems, Rich Media, and Rubrics to Develop the Standards for Mathematical Practice
With a focus on rigor and connections, the Common Core State Standards require our students in middle grades to learn to solve complex problems. The session introduces a set of 36 complex problems linked to specific clusters of standards and practices that teach middle grade students to successfully solve complex problems, often in groups, and to use rubrics to guide their submission and evaluation of their responses and performances.

 

Lead Speaker: Jere Confrey
Co-Presenter: Michael Belcher

249  11:30 AM to
12:15 PM
Exhibit HallGeneralMeetingStrand 4

Hot Topics
Steve Leinwand - Supporting Engagement of English Language Learners Timothy Kanold - Professional Learning Communities Diane Briars - Effective teaching practices to implement CCSSM? Kit Norris - Addition and Subtraction: Engaging Students in Grade 2 and 3

 

Lead Speaker: Connie Schrock
Co-Presenter: Steven Leinwand
Co-Presenter: Timothy Kanold
Co-Presenter: Diane Briars
Co-Presenter: Kit Norris

250  12:30 PM to
2:15 PM
Grand Ballroom C/DGeneralFunctionStrand 4

Tuesday Lunch: Ticket Required
The lunch is sponsored by Texas Instruments

 

Lead Speaker: Catherine Page

250a  1:00 PM to
2:00 PM
Grand Ballroom C/DGeneralFunctionStrand 4

Creating a Classroom Climate that Fosters Mathematical Thinkers
In today's changing educational landscape, supporting teachers as they balance new standards, increased rigor in the classroom, and the implementation of technology is critical. Teachers must now ask better questions - but how does this affect instructional practices? They must teach students to reason, solve problems, and think critically - but how do they do that effectively? Katie England will share instructional strategies that encourage students to develop a deeper understanding of mathematics and take an active role in their learning.

 

Lead Speaker: Katie England

251  2:30 PM to
3:30 PM
Grand Ballroom BGeneralMajor SpeakerStrand 4

Teaching and Learning in the Era of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) and Assessments
The shifts and redesigns prompted by the CCSS require attention to where students are at the start of each lesson. During this session we will discuss how we can help teachers shift to a focus on moving students from the prior knowledge they bring along with the progressions of concepts and proficiencies in number. Variation in language proficiency takes on more urgency with the close link between language and knowledge in the CCSS as we design and implement mathematics lessons. What are the challenges and opportunities facing students as schools shift to the CCSS? Starting from the 8 Standards for Mathematical Practice (pages 6-8, CCSS), the session will examine implications for ALL students and instructional strategies. Participants will engage in interactions with each other, the session leaders, classroom videos, mathematics, and language.

Phil Daro served on the writing team of the mathematics Common Core State Standards. He is the lead designer, mathematics, for the Common Core System of Courses being developed by the Gates Foundation and the Pearson Foundation. He also leads the partnership of University of California, Stanford and others with the Oakland and San Francisco Unified School Districts for the Strategic Education Research Partnership (SERP), with a focus on mathematics and science learning among students learning English or developing academic English, develops research agenda and projects that address priorities identified in the school district. Previously, Mr. Daro was a Senior Fellow for Mathematics for America's Choice, where he focused on advancing the design and use of leadership tools for improving mathematics instruction at every 
level of the educational system. Prior to this, he was executive director of the Public Forum on School Accountability, directed the New Standards Project, and managed research and development for the National Center on Education and the Economy. Daro has directed large-scale teacher professional development programs for the University of California, including the California Mathematics Project and the American Mathematics Project.


 

Lead Speaker: Phil Daro

252  2:30 PM to
3:30 PM
Grand Ballroom AOral PresentationStrand 4

Agents of Change in the Era of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS)
To meet the high expectations of the CCSS, students need effective instruction. To meet this goal, many teachers will need to profoundly change their understanding of mathematics content and pedagogy. One way to support change of this magnitude is through content coaching focused on the instructional core. In this session, we will use a case study to demonstrate how planning, co-teaching, and debriefing can radically shift teacher practice in a few coaching sessions.

 

Lead Speaker: Lucy West
Co-Presenter: Antonia Cameron

253  2:30 PM to
3:30 PM
Grand Salon 3Intermediate
(3 - 5)
Oral PresentationStrand 4

Examining and Developing Practice Through Live Laboratory Teaching
A summer school laboratory class for upper elementary students provides a unique opportunity for teachers and other stakeholders to engage in the close study of public teaching. This setting provides a shared context for investigating the complexity of classroom instruction. We will share video and artifacts to illustrate the benefits of this unique professional learning experience.

 

Lead Speaker: Deborah Ball
Co-Presenter: Nicole Garcia
Co-Presenter: Julie McNamara

254  2:30 PM to
3:30 PM
Grand Salon 4GeneralOral PresentationStrand 4

NCSM Web Communications Meeting
The NCSM Website is packed with information that can help you in your leadership work if you know where to look. Come learn about the wide range of NCSM resources and where to find them on the website. Bring your questions and suggestions for the future of the website.

 

Lead Speaker: Charlene Chausis

255  2:30 PM to
3:30 PM
Grand Salon 6GeneralOral PresentationStrand 3

Well-Structured Questions ... Where Will They Take You?
Fostering a culture of collaboration leads to high-quality instructional practices focused on student achievement. Using well-structured questions during instructional leader/teacher post-lesson conversations promotes deeper thinking and reflection to move beyond "I followed my plan very well" to "My students met their mathematical goal of ... because ..."

 

Lead Speaker: Renee Everling
Co-Presenter: Diane Reynolds

256  2:30 PM to
3:30 PM
Grand Salon Suite BPrimary
(PK - 2)
Oral PresentationStrand 4

Supporting High-Quality Instruction: Engaging Young Learners in a Collaborative, Technology-Rich Mathematics Environment
Observe carefully selected video segments of young learners in primary common core classrooms engaged in discourse, assessment, collaboration, and questioning structured to enhance skills in number sense, computation, and estimation. Experience a variety of technology tools used to support the learning experience for children. Identify critical aspects of high-quality mathematics instruction and consider ways to deliver meaningful professional learning opportunities.

 

Lead Speaker: Angela Waltrup
Co-Presenter: Dr. Christopher Horne

257  2:30 PM to
3:30 PM
Grand Salon 9 & 12Oral PresentationStrand 4

Math Labs: Designing High-Quality School-Embedded Mathematics Professional Learning
Referred to as mathematics studios or mathematics labs, this form of job-embedded professional learning centers on creating opportunities for teachers to make their practice public and form a shared vision for high-quality mathematics instruction. Participants will learn how a typical studio or lab is structured, including attention to: 1) lesson planning, enactment, and debriefing; 2) analysis of student work and students' mathematical ideas; and 3) in-the-moment coaching and co-problem solving.

 

Lead Speaker: Elham Kazemi
Co-Presenter: Allison Hintz
Co-Presenter: Lynsey Gibbons

258  2:30 PM to
3:30 PM
Grand Salon Suite COral PresentationStrand 5

Helping Teachers See the Bridge from Numbers and Patterns to Algebra and Functions
In 2000, NCTM made algebra a PK-12 content standard, a way of thinking that cuts across all areas of mathematics. In 2010, the Common Core State Standards followed suit with algebraic thinking starting in kindergarten. But today, many elementary teachers still don't see clearly the sequence from early, concrete mathematics to later, abstract mathematics. Come experience some powerful K-8 bridges that connect the dots-pattern, number, operation, expression, equation, ratio, proportion, and function-to algebra.

 

Lead Speaker: Monica Neagoy

259  2:30 PM to
3:30 PM
Grand Salon 15 & 18GeneralMeetingStrand 5

NCSM It's TIME Committee Meeting
It's TIME: Themes and Imperatives for Mathematics Education-A Leadership Framework for Common Core Mathematics

 

Lead Speaker: Steven Leinwand
Co-Presenter: Suzanne Mitchell
Co-Presenter: Gwen Zimmermann
Co-Presenter: Linda Fulmore

260  2:30 PM to
3:30 PM
Grand Salon 21 & 24Middle
(6 - 8)
Oral PresentationStrand 1

Focus on Contextual Tasks and Standards for Mathematical Practice: How to Transform Instruction, Assessment, and Student Understanding
The Common Core State Standards for Mathematical Practice provide a powerful tool for engaging and motivating students to deepen their understanding of mathematics. Robust tasks allow students to collaborate, problem solve, and communicate about contextual problems addressing proportionality. Participants will consider how the practice standards are manifested differently in instructional and assessment tasks. Investigate tasks that are transforming instruction, assessment, and student understanding in Tennessee.

 

Lead Speaker: Andrea Sukow
Co-Presenter: Virginia Mayfield

261  2:30 PM to
3:30 PM
JasperwoodOral PresentationStrand 3

Project IMPACT: Supporting Elementary Teachers' Understanding of the Common Core State Standards Through Demonstration Lessons
The Implementing Mathematical Practices And Content into Teaching Project, or Project IMPACT, utilizes demonstration lessons for enhancing teachers' vision of instruction and the Standards for Mathematical Practice. In this session, participants will examine teachers' perceptions of and reflections on demonstration lessons. Video clips of a lesson briefing, demonstration lesson, and lesson debriefing will be featured. Lessons learned will be highlighted.

 

Lead Speaker: Angela Barlow
Co-Presenter: Sarah Bleiler
Co-Presenter: Chris Stephens
Co-Presenter: Natasha Gerstenschlager
Co-Presenter: Wesley Baxter

262  2:30 PM to
3:30 PM
MagnoliaGeneralTechnology ShowcaseStrand 4

Problem Solving and Assessment for the Common Core State Standards-K-5
Exemplars will demonstrate its new online resource for assessment and instruction featuring engaging and open-ended performance tasks uniquely created for the Common Core State Standards. Material includes differentiated tasks for instruction, exploration and formative assessment, as well as corresponding summative assessments with anchor papers and assessment rationales. Rubrics and Preliminary Planning Sheets are included as well as alignments to the Standards for Mathematical Content and Mathematical Practice. Participants may explore our library of tasks.

 

Lead Speaker: Ross Brewer

263  2:30 PM to
3:30 PM
Oak AlleyGeneralOral PresentationStrand 4

Using "Situations" to Improve Teachers' Mathematical Content Knowledge
NCSM has completed the facilitators guide to accompany the Mathematical Situations. Come see how to use this with your staff to facilitate content learning.

 

Lead Speaker: Steve Viktora
Co-Presenter: Connie Schrock
Co-Presenter: Suzanne Mitchell
Co-Presenter: Mike Hall
Co-Presenter: Rebecca Angus

264  2:30 PM to
3:30 PM
RosedownOral PresentationStrand 1

From PARCC and SMARTER Balanced (SBAC) to Your Classroom-Creating, Aligning, and Learning from Formative Assessments-EVERY DAY
This session will consider PARCC and SBAC sample assessment items and then back-map to a variety of formative assessment tasks and related classroom opportunities. These will address prerequisite concepts and skills and engage the Standards for Mathematical Practice, all within an instructional model that values a consistent and varied approach to formative assessment.

 

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

265  2:30 PM to
4:00 PM
MelroseOral PresentationStrand 4

Empowering Secondary Administrators to Become Agents of Change in Mathematics Instruction
How can we empower our administrators to become mathematical leaders in their buildings? Learn how the mathematics leadership team in one large suburban district of more than 60,000 students conducted professional development for secondary administrators and provided an instructional model incorporating the Standards for Mathematical Practice to guide classroom observations.

 

Lead Speaker: Melody Bushley
Co-Presenter: Michael Traylor
Co-Presenter: Michele Giglio
Co-Presenter: Sharon Hoffert

266  2:30 PM to
3:30 PM
ElmwoodOral PresentationStrand 4

Developing Exemplary Mathematics Teachers Through a Professional Development Model Focusing on the Standards for Mathematical Practice
In order to shift classroom instruction from an emphasis on "answer getting" to engaging students in the Standards for Mathematical Practice, we need more than a 1-day workshop. Teachers cannot simply study the standards. They need to embody the standards. Learn how one district developed a framework consisting of in-class modeling, co-teaching, just-in-time instructional supports, and feedback tools to improved content and pedagogical skills for teachers, leading to improved student learning.

 

Lead Speaker: Connie Laughlin
Co-Presenter: Melissa Hedges
Co-Presenter: Lauri Susi

267  3:45 PM to
4:45 PM
Grand Salon 4GeneralCaucusStrand 4

NCSM Past Presidents Caucus
The Caucuses provide opportunities for all NCSM members' voices to be heard! Your NCSM Regional Director, as the Caucus facilitator, will share information on NCSM initiatives, national issues, and future events. Come network and celebrate regional success with fellow mathematics leaders. This is your chance to ask questions. There will also be drawings for door prizes and information on an opportunity to participate in a committee meeting. We look forward to seeing you at your caucus.

 

Lead Speaker: Suzanne Mitchell

268  3:45 PM to
4:45 PM
Grand Salon 6GeneralCaucusStrand 4

Canadian Regional Caucus
Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, New Brunswick, Newfoundland, Northwest Territories, Nova Scotia, Nunavut, Ontario, Prince Edward Island, Quebec, Saskatchewan, Yukon

 

Lead Speaker: Carol Matsumoto

268  3:45 PM to
4:45 PM
Grand Salon 6GeneralCaucusStrand 4

International Attendee Caucus
Anyone fro outside the United States and Canada

 

Lead Speaker: Connie Schrock

269  3:45 PM to
4:45 PM
Grand Salon Suite BGeneralCaucusStrand 4

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

 

Lead Speaker: Suzanne Libfeld

270  3:45 PM to
4:45 PM
Grand Salon 9 & 12GeneralCaucusStrand 4

Western 2 Regional 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: Hope Bjerke

271  3:45 PM to
4:45 PM
Grand Salon Suite CGeneralCaucusStrand 4

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

 

Lead Speaker: Linda Griffith

272  3:45 PM to
4:45 PM
Grand Salon 15 & 18GeneralCaucusStrand 4

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

 

Lead Speaker: Mona Toncheff

273  3:45 PM to
4:45 PM
Grand Salon 21 & 24GeneralCaucusStrand 4

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

 

Lead Speaker: Eric Milou

274  3:45 PM to
4:45 PM
Oak AlleyGeneralCaucusStrand 4

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

 

Lead Speaker: Gwen Zimmermann

275  3:45 PM to
4:45 PM
RosedownGeneralCaucusStrand 4

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

 

Lead Speaker: Wanda Jean Audrict

276  3:45 PM to
4:45 PM
ElmwoodGeneralCaucusStrand 4

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

 

Lead Speaker: Laura Godfrey

277  5:30 PM to
7:00 PM
Grand Ballroom C/DGeneralFunctionStrand 4

Tuesday Reception: Ticket Required
The reception is sponsored by Origo Math

 

Lead Speaker: Stephanie Hayes

 
All Sessions -- Wednesday, April 9, 2014
 
300  7:30 AM to
8:30 AM
GeneralFunctionStrand 4

Wednesday Breakfast: Ticket Required
The breakfast is sponsored by Pearson.

 

Lead Speaker: Denise O''Dea

300a  7:30 AM to
8:30 AM
Grand Ballroom C/DGeneralFunctionStrand 4

DigitalTools4Capturing&AnalyzingStudentThinking
We ask our students up to 400 questions each day, and although their brilliance often blows us away, how often do we take the time to capture and showcase their reasoning? This presentation shares a few favorite digital tools for capturing and analyzing student work using some practical formative assessment strategies that you can implement tomorrow.

 

Lead Speaker: Jonathan Wray

301  8:45 AM to
9:45 AM
Grand Ballroom BGeneralMajor SpeakerStrand 4

Teaching Instead of Requesting: What Is Involved in Making Complex Mathematical Work Explicit?
As our aspirations increase for students' learning of complex mathematics, we must consider what is involved beyond good problems and a positive learning environment. Too often we do little more than "request" that students do something mathematically challenging (e.g., "explain why your solution is correct") but do not make visible to them what it takes to do it well. In the wake of our commitment to "student engagement" and the importance of students constructing their own understanding, we may leave students struggling to learn. This session investigates explicit instructional practices that can support all students in learning to engage in complex mathematical reasoning and problem-solving, without reducing the crucial cognitive demand of their work.

Deborah Loewenberg Ball is the William H. Payne Collegiate Professor in Education at the University of Michigan. She currently serves as dean of the School of Education and as director of TeachingWorks, an organization whose mission it is to improve students' learning by transforming how we support the development of skillful teaching practice. She taught elementary school for over 20 years, and continues to teach mathematics to fifth and sixth graders every summer. Ball's work focuses on the practice of mathematics instruction, and on the improvement of teachers' professional training and development.

 

Lead Speaker: Deborah Ball

302  8:45 AM to
9:45 AM
Grand Ballroom AGeneralOral PresentationStrand 4

Clueless-Moving Beyond Tricks, Recipes, Clues, and Keys to Develop Mathematical Thinking
New standards offer a renewed opportunity to develop mathematical habits of mind as called for by National Council of Teachers of Mathematics and others over 25 years of mathematics standards. How can we use this opportunity to support teachers in moving beyond superficial strategies like having students translate words and learn tricks for solving problems? How can teachers help every student develop quantitative skills, learn to think mathematically, and assume responsibility for their own learning?

 

Lead Speaker: Cathy Seeley

303  8:45 AM to
9:45 AM
Grand Salon 3High School
(9 - 12)
Oral PresentationStrand 4

Creating Spaces to Develop Mathematically Proficient Students: Essential Instructional Elements of the Common Core State Standards
In this session participants will engage in a rich mathematics task with established sociomathematical norms and opportunities for mathematical discourse. This experience will serve as a basis for group discussion about research and to inquire about essential elements of instruction that draw students toward enacting the Standards for Mathematical Practice.

 

Lead Speaker: Gabriel Matney
Co-Presenter: Jonathan Bostic

304  8:45 AM to
9:45 AM
Grand Salon 4GeneralOral PresentationStrand 4

STEM Professional Learning Communities: Using Problems of Practice to Anchor Teacher Learning
The Math and Science Collaborative of Southwest Pennsylvania has led regional K-12 STEM PLCs focused on addressing four research-proven Problems of Practice-High Level Tasks, Multiple Representations, Productive Talk, and Collaborative Learning. In this session participants will learn about the structure and tools that enabled K-12 mathematics and science teachers to change their classroom practices through a series of professional learning experiences that support and sustain teacher growth.

 

Lead Speaker: Michael Fierle
Co-Presenter: Corinne Murawski
Co-Presenter: Andrea Miller
Co-Presenter: Michele Burgess

305  8:45 AM to
9:45 AM
Grand Salon 6Oral PresentationStrand 4

Increasing Students' Sense of Personal Efficacy Through Discussion in Inclusive Classrooms
The Common Core State Standards for Mathematical Practice include the expectation that all students will communicate their mathematical thinking and make sense of others' ideas. Yet, teachers who experience the "learned helplessness" of many students with disabilities are often puzzled about how to encourage these students to share their thinking. This session will offer examples and strategies from teachers who help these students develop a sense of efficacy and participate in classroom discussions.

 

Lead Speaker: Judy Storeygard
Co-Presenter: Arusha Hollister

306  8:45 AM to
9:45 AM
Grand Salon Suite BGeneralOral PresentationStrand 1

Small Is the New Big! Effective Small Group Instruction Increases Students' Math Proficiency, Persistence, and Motivation in All Grade Levels
Small group mathematics instruction offers tremendous advantages in achievement, persistence, and motivation for elementary, middle, and high school students. Teachers need the tools to implement effective small group mathematics instruction that increases students' mathematics proficiency, addresses students' misconceptions and gaps in knowledge, and provides rich problem-solving opportunities for students.

 

Lead Speaker: Jennifer Taylor-Cox

307  8:45 AM to
9:45 AM
Grand Salon 9 & 12Oral PresentationStrand 4

Differentiated Professional Development (PD): Providing High Quality Supports Through a Balanced PD Model
All too often PD for curricular programs come in a "one-size fits all" model and doesn't reach all the key staff members responsible for effective improvements in instruction. In this session, participants will learn ways professional development can be structured and differentiated to meet the needs of all major staff members in a school in order to obtain high-quality mathematics instruction.

 

Lead Speaker: Denise Porter
Co-Presenter: Eliza Bryant

308  8:45 AM to
9:45 AM
Grand Salon Suite CGeneralOral PresentationStrand 4

Focus, Coherence, and Rigor: What Does That Look Like in a Classroom?
Three shifts: focus, coherence, and rigor; help define a high achieving classroom, but how do all stakeholders come to a common understanding what that classroom looks like to meet the needs of all learners? Learn how one urban district used a research-based framework to begin the conversation about elements of high-quality Tier 1 instruction.

 

Lead Speaker: Beth Schefelker
Co-Presenter: Connie Laughlin

309  8:45 AM to
9:45 AM
Grand Salon 15 & 18Oral PresentationStrand 5

Seeing is Succeeding: Empowering Coaches with Visual Models to Develop Fact Fluency Based on Understanding and Thinking Strategies
The Common Core State Standards stress the development of thinking strategies before written methods, but students need powerful visuals models to help form a "mind picture" that links to the strategy. This workshop will demonstrate easy-to-make visual aids that coaches can use to help students master all basic fact strategies.

 

Lead Speaker: James Burnett

310  8:45 AM to
9:45 AM
Grand Salon 21 & 24GeneralOral PresentationStrand 3

Transforming Teachers' Professional Vision: Using Lessonsketch to Broaden Teachers' Imagination
In the two decades since the introduction of the Professional Standards for Teaching Mathematics describing effective mathematics instruction, researchers have found U.S. teachers still lack the ability to foster productive mathematical discourse. This talk will describe how coaches can rapidly prototype various discourse moves, using Depict from Lessonsketch, to help teachers reimagine and reshape their instructional practices to support the standards for mathematical practice called for in the Common Core State Standards.

 

Lead Speaker: Amanda Milewski

311  8:45 AM to
9:45 AM
JasperwoodOral PresentationStrand 4

Commitments to Common Core Communication and Contributions to Community Learning
A decade of research on coaching, communication, and the influence of commitment and personal efficacy on high stakes achievement now focus on modular lesson design to improve student learning and thinking skills. Examples of strategies for teacher leaders' engagement with the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) curriculum through mathematics discourse. A review of research-proven methods for teacher professional development and preparation that enhances student preparation with actual CCSS prototype assessments.

 

Lead Speaker: Pam Warrick
Co-Presenter: C. Neelie Dobbins

312  8:45 AM to
9:45 AM
MagnoliaGeneralTechnology ShowcaseStrand 4

Do Taller Sprinters Have an Unfair Advantage? How Dangerous Is Texting and Driving? Are Vampires Real? How Does Health Insurance Work?
Mathalicious lessons and projects explore questions like these using CCSS-aligned mathematics for middle and high school. Mathematics class could be the most interesting and relevant part the school day-and Mathalicious is on a mission to help teachers make that a reality!

 

Lead Speaker: Ginny Stuckey

313  8:45 AM to
9:45 AM
Oak AlleyGeneralOral PresentationStrand 5

Leveraging Technology to Motivate and Teach the Standards Progressions
To accelerate learning for struggling students, instruction must focus on the standards progressions. This workshop will focus on leveraging adaptive technology to create an individualized learning path for students that makes sense of what they know so they can apply their understanding and bridge to what they do not know.

 

Lead Speaker: Marilyn Trow

314  8:45 AM to
9:45 AM
RosedownSponsor ShowcaseStrand 1

Improving Mathematics Intervention: How Individualized Learning Paths and Analytics Can Improve Student Outcomes
Approximately 75% of U.S. students are not proficient in mathematics by the time they complete 8th grade. Teachers are faced with the challenge of identifying and remediating individual students' weaknesses while keeping all students engaged. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt is partnering with Knewton to deliver Personal Math Trainer Powered by Knewton, a personalized learning solution that will address this difficulty head on. Personal Math Trainer Powered by Knewton will determine each student's unique strengths, weaknesses, learning preferences, and pace in order to provide real-time recommendations. Teachers will receive concept-level analytics to see which students need help, in what areas, right now. This session will explore the benefits of adaptive learning for mathematics intervention, focusing on how personalized course trajectories can improve learning outcomes. Discussion will center around best practices for the effective use of teacher reporting to address student needs in K-8 mathematics classrooms.

 

Lead Speaker: Caitlin Gutman

315  8:45 AM to
9:45 AM
MelroseMiddle
(6 - 8)
Oral PresentationStrand 4

Allowing for Student Struggle and Perseverance
As we teach the Common Core State Standards and implement the Standards for Mathematical Practice, it is important to provide opportunities for student struggle within our lessons. Allowing for student struggle builds perseverance in students. It is important for students to know how to persevere when solving problems. Students who have not had the experience often give up when confronted with non-routine problems or problems where the answer is not readily available.

 

Lead Speaker: Mary Buck
Co-Presenter: Dean Ballard

316  8:45 AM to
9:45 AM
ElmwoodOral PresentationStrand 3

Supporting Mathematics Coaches in the Era of the Common Core State Standards
Mathematics coaches need professional development that increases their mathematics content and coaching knowledge to support their practice of helping teachers develop and deepen skills to address student learning in the mathematics classroom. Attendees will reflect on the coaching process, examine research-based and theoretically-informed practices that meet the unique and diverse contexts of coaching, and engage in worthwhile mathematical and coaching tasks with a view of the Common Core State Standards.

 

Lead Speaker: Arlene Mitchell
Co-Presenter: Clare Heidema
Co-Presenter: John Sutton
Co-Presenter: David Yopp

317  10:00 AM to
11:00 AM
Grand Ballroom BGeneralOral PresentationStrand 4

Leading for Mathematical Proficiency: Coaching Skills, Strategies, Tools, and Tips
This session will focus on equipping the coach with strategies for interacting effectively with teachers in various settings, including one-on-one coaching, professional development, and professional learning communities. All strategies and tools connect coaching to effectively implementing the Common Core State Standards for Mathematical Practice. You will leave with tools for: 1) Professional Development; 2) working with Professional Learning Communities; and 3) working with a range of teachers.

 

Lead Speaker: Jennifer Bay-Williams
Co-Presenter: Maggie McGatha
Co-Presenter: Beth Kobett

318  10:00 AM to
11:00 AM
Grand Ballroom AMiddle
(6 - 8)
Oral PresentationStrand 4

New Standards and Classic Problems: The Case of CMP
For over 20 years, three revisions, and three sets of state and national standards, some problems in the Connected Mathematics Project (CMP) have stood the test of time and continue to engage students and promote long-term understandings. Examples, criteria, and evidence for these classic problems will be discussed.

 

Lead Speaker: Elizabeth Phillips
Co-Presenter: Nicholas Gilbertson
Co-Presenter: Yonne Grant

319  10:00 AM to
11:00 AM
Grand Salon 3GeneralOral PresentationStrand 4

PARCC Mathematics: Preparing Students for Online Summative Assessments
This presentation will give an overview of the technologies that students can expect to encounter in the PARCC mathematics assessments, with particular emphasis on constructed-response tasks.

 

Lead Speaker: Donald DeLand
Co-Presenter: Linda Kaniecki

320  10:00 AM to
11:00 AM
Grand Salon 4GeneralMeetingStrand 4

NCSM Membership Matters!
Come find out what NCSM can do for you. Learn about our membership benefits and all we have to offer. Meet our membership team and give us ideas, guidance, and input on our webinars, leadership academies and seminars, and our annual conference. Sign up to volunteer and to serve on our committees.

 

Lead Speaker: Sharon Rendon

321  10:00 AM to
11:00 AM
Grand Salon 6CollegeOral PresentationStrand 4

Communicating the Common Core: A Blended Professional Development in a Rural State
A blended Professional Development (PD) on specific aspects of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) for middle grade teachers in a rural state will be shared. Components of the PD include a face-to-face two-day launch followed by a series of asynchronous, self-paced online modules. An overview of the four inquiry-based modules will be included with an in-depth discussion of two: the CCSS for Mathematical Practice and STEM-Number Systems and Operations.

 

Lead Speaker: Georgia Cobbs
Co-Presenter: Lisa Scott

322  10:00 AM to
11:00 AM
Grand Salon Suite BMiddle
(6 - 8)
Oral PresentationStrand 5

"What to Expect When You're Expecting"-Preparing Middle School Teachers
Students who have experienced Common Core State Standards-based elementary school instruction will be different than past entering middle school students. Explore what to expect from these students along with ideas for how to help teachers extend students' knowledge through middle school. Authentic classroom videos will be used to ground discussions in best practices.

 

Lead Speaker: Juli Dixon

323  10:00 AM to
11:00 AM
Grand Salon 9 & 12GeneralOral PresentationStrand 4

IPad Integration in the Common Core Classroom: A district's journey
We have iPads-now what? Technology promotes equity and access for students from all backgrounds, but technology without a purposeful implementation does not yield positive results. Therefore, join us as we share how we planned for integration by identifying and cataloging apps in relation to common core practice and content standards.

 

Lead Speaker: Karl Romain
Co-Presenter: Ashleigh Davis

324  10:00 AM to
11:00 AM
Grand Salon Suite CMiddle
(6 - 8)
Oral PresentationStrand 1

The Power of Formative Feedback
Effective feedback practices can improve mathematics learning-but what are those practices? Come learn some tools to introduce teachers to principles of formative feedback and help them begin to implement specific practices in their classrooms! We'll view video examples of the practices in action, and tie these ideas to the Common Core State Standards. Bring your laptop or tablet for an activity discussing examples of feedback with sample student work.

 

Lead Speaker: Eric Karnowski
Co-Presenter: Cheryl Tobey

325  10:00 AM to
11:00 AM
Grand Salon 15 & 18GeneralOral PresentationStrand 4

Greater Birmingham Mathematics Partnership: Professional Development to Support Teachers' Implementation of the Common Core State Standards
The Greater Birmingham Mathematics Partnership's (GBMP) former work has shown that when teachers implement inquiry-based instruction at a high level, student achievement increases. This session highlights GBMP's most recent research efforts (which includes summer courses, Professional Learning Communities (PLC), individual classroom coaching, and grade level lesson study and mathematics studio "fishbowl" coaching sessions) to help a school faculty make shifts toward effectively implementing the Mathematics Content and Practice Standards in the Common Core State Standards.

 

Lead Speaker: Ann Dominick
Co-Presenter: Sherry Parrish

326  10:00 AM to
11:00 AM
Grand Salon 21 & 24Oral PresentationStrand 3

Assessing Secondary Teachers' Mathematical Habits of Mind
We will share our work developing research instruments to assess secondary teachers' mathematical habits of mind (MHoM). In this interactive session, participants will have an opportunity to work with sample items from our paper and pencil assessment and with our observation protocol. We will also describe how our MHoM constructs are closely aligned with the Standards for Mathematical Practice.

 

Lead Speaker: Ryota Matsuura
Co-Presenter: Sarah Sword
Co-Presenter: Al Cuoco
Co-Presenter: Miriam Gates

327  10:00 AM to
11:00 AM
JasperwoodOral PresentationStrand 4

Unpacking the Standards for Mathematical Practice for the Elementary Grades
Examine the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) for Mathematical Practice and explore their implications for elementary leaders and teachers. Participate in activities to understand the key elements of the mathematical practices which are at the heart of the CCSS vision of mathematics. Identify classroom strategies and activities that both model the mathematical practices and help students to develop them. Make connections to the practices of other disciplines.

 

Lead Speaker: Sue McMillen

328  10:00 AM to
11:00 AM
MagnoliaOral PresentationStrand 4

Transforming Instruction: Using Students Learning Objectives (SLOs) to Measure Student Growth in the Mathematical Practices
New accountability measures have provided teachers in the Howard County Public School System (MD) with opportunities to measure student growth in the Standards for Mathematical Practice. In this engaging session, participants will learn how to use data tools to capture evidence and evaluate artifacts supporting the mathematical practices in action. Leaders will also learn of professional development efforts to support teachers' growth in the new era of reform.

 

Lead Speaker: Bill Barnes
Co-Presenter: Jennifer Novak
Co-Presenter: Jonathan Wray

329  10:00 AM to
11:00 AM
Oak AlleyMiddle
(6 - 8)
Oral PresentationStrand 4

Resolving a Tension in Teaching Mathematics to the Common Core: Teaching for Argumentation and Teaching for Content
Despite the direction in the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) to teach content and practices together, teachers can experience a tension between the two (CCSS Initiative, 2010). With video from three unique classrooms, we'll analyze how this tension plays out and discuss how it can be resolved. As a group, we'll discuss the implications for teaching to the CCSS.

 

Lead Speaker: Jennifer Knudsen
Co-Presenter: Harriette Stevens
Co-Presenter: Teresa Lara-Meloy

330  10:00 AM to
11:00 AM
RosedownGeneralSponsor ShowcaseStrand 4

Developing Conceptual Understanding Through the Progressions: Fractions, Ratios, and Proportions
Are you trying to help teachers make sense of teaching the Common Core State Standards as a progression of concepts versus isolated sets of topics? See how technology can be used to address the shifts in the standards starting with the Fractions Progression in elementary grades through the Ratio and Proportions Progression in middle grades. Learn more about how you can support your teachers through curriculum content and professional development that helps teachers build the foundation for a deeper understanding of mathematics.

 

Lead Speaker: Jennifer Wilson

331  10:00 AM to
11:00 AM
ElmwoodMiddle
(6 - 8)
Oral PresentationStrand 4

Strategies for Supporting English Learners in the Standards for Mathematical Practice
Learn how teachers in a study of professional development have employed strategies that support students who are English Learners and align with the Standards for Mathematical Practice. During the session you will analyze mathematical diagrams and consider the mathematical thinking and language involved, consider strategies that support students' access and production of mathematical language, and plan for your own work with teachers.

 

Lead Speaker: Johannah Nikula
Co-Presenter: Jill DePiper
Co-Presenter: Mark Driscoll

332  10:45 AM to
12:15 PM
MelroseOral PresentationStrand 4

Highlighting Connections Between Story Situations, Drawings, Cubes, and the Arithmetic Expressions They Represent: Videos Examples from the Classroom to Analyze
In this interactive session, we will examine classroom videos (grades 1-5) to analyze how the teachers and students make connections across multiple representations in order to understand mathematical situations more fully. The mathematics focus will be on the meaning and behavior of the operations. The session will specifically address Mathematical Practice 3 (reason abstractly and quantitatively) and 4 (construct viable arguments and critique the reasoning of others).

 

Lead Speaker: Virginia Bastable

333  11:15 AM to
12:15 PM
Grand Ballroom BGeneralMajor SpeakerStrand 4

Mathematical Modeling in Three Acts
Teachers make enormous promises to students that mathematics models the world they live in. We undercut their promises by giving them curricula that look nothing like the world and nothing like modeling as it's practiced by mathematicians. In this session, we'll look at a framework for modeling called Three-Act Math and the challenges of implementing it with teachers.

Dan Meyer taught high school math for six years to students who in many cases did not like high school math. He's currently a doctoral candidate at Stanford University in the field of math education. He speaks internationally and works with textbook publishers, helping them transition from print to digital media. He was named one of Tech & Learning's 30 Leaders of the Future and an Apple Distinguished Educator. He lives in Mountain View, CA.

 

Lead Speaker: Dan Meyer

334  11:15 AM to
12:15 PM
Grand Ballroom AGeneralOral PresentationStrand 4

Fostering Rigor in Mathematics for ALL Students
The mission of TODOS: Mathematics for ALL includes fostering students' proficiency in rigorous mathematics. What is rigor in mathematics? How can leaders and teaches identify rigor and provide feedback to administrators?

 

Lead Speaker: Don Balka

335  11:15 AM to
12:15 PM
Grand Salon 3GeneralOral PresentationStrand 3

Using Video-Based APPs for Coaching and Professional Development (PD)
Imagine using APPs for coaching observations and for PD! The presentation will highlight available APPs that focus on video-based anytime anywhere learning on your tablet (iPad) or smart phone. The selected APPs will emphasize the common core utilizing video and interactive participation. The coaching APPs will emphasize classroom video which can be shared immediately with teachers to review the observation. The PD APPs include actual video examples and analysis.

 

Lead Speaker: Gary Bitter
Co-Presenter: Rusen Meylani

336  11:15 AM to
12:15 PM
Grand Salon 4GeneralOral PresentationStrand 4

Building a Growth Mindset Community for Mathematics
Perseverance is the one Common Core State Standards (CCSS) for Mathematical Practice that weaves through all the others. This student resilience in mathematics comes through a combination of effective learning skills and a sense of self-efficacy: a belief that through thoughtful effort one can achieve mastery. Learn how to help students, teachers, and parents develop and support the growth mindset that underlies motivation and success in the era of the CCSS.

 

Lead Speaker: David Dockterman
Co-Presenter: Lisa Blackwell

337  11:15 AM to
12:15 PM
Grand Salon 6GeneralOral PresentationStrand 2

Adding Parents into the STEM Equation Through Encouragement of the Growth Mindset
To fuel STEM success, students must feel capable of achievement in these areas. Unfortunately some students are set up for failure from a young age believing they weren't born with the "math gene." Conversely, some children are constantly praised for their intelligence promoting the notion that hard work is not necessary or helpful. Learn how to craft experiences for parents that help them promote the growth mindset in their children.

 

Lead Speaker: Michele Burgess
Co-Presenter: Andrea Miller
Co-Presenter: Michael Fierle
Co-Presenter: Corinne Murawski

338  11:15 AM to
12:15 PM
Grand Salon Suite BGeneralOral PresentationStrand 4

Supporting Mathematics Teachers' and Leaders' Common Core State Standards Implementation Through a Regional Collaborative
Collaboration with local and national colleagues is essential for successful implementation of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS). In this session, participants will consider a model for establishing a Regional Common Core Leadership Cadre based on a 1 ½ year experience that supported teacher leaders, building leaders, and district administrators in understanding and implementing the CCSS. The goals, structure, and resources used will be shared as well as time for participants to reflect on their own context.

 

Lead Speaker: Cynthia Callard
Co-Presenter: Stephanie Martin
Co-Presenter: Jane LaVoie

339  11:15 AM to
12:15 PM
Grand Salon 9 & 12Oral PresentationStrand 4

Grounded Improvisation: Developing Mathematics Lessons in 30 Minutes or Less
A K-8 charter school in Rhode Island engaged in professional development designed to utilize Common Core State Standards to enhance their Response to Intervention (RTi) programs for struggling students who do not yet qualify for Special Education services. Staff developed 30-minute curriculum units at each grade level for target students in each tier. They used Professional Learning Community time to write complex word problems and generate local units.

 

Lead Speaker: Anthony Rodriguez

340  11:15 AM to
12:15 PM
Grand Salon Suite COral PresentationStrand 5

Tuning the K-5 Common Core State Standards (CCSS) for Mathematics to Support Early Statistical Reasoning: A Learning Trajectory for Elementary Data and Modeling
With statistics missing in action from the K-5 CCSS, and heavy emphasis on statistics beginning in 6th grade, how can leaders help elementary teachers uncover and make sense of hidden statistics themes and prepare students for middle grade statistics? We present a learning trajectory that unpacks statistics topics in the elementary grades to support teachers' interpretation and implementation of the CCSS, examining development of statistical ideas across grade levels.

 

Lead Speaker: Dicky Ng
Co-Presenter: Tamar Avineri
Co-Presenter: Alan Maloney

341  11:15 AM to
12:15 PM
Grand Salon 15 & 18Oral PresentationStrand 4

What Are the Keys to Understanding the Common Core State Standards?
Research indicates that implementation of a guaranteed and viable curriculum plays a critical role in ensuring student achievement. A deep understanding of the standards upon which the curriculum is based is a crucial first step. In this session, we will model some processes for exploring how the Common Core State Standards can be used to align teaching, learning, and assessment.

 

Lead Speaker: Katey Arrington
Co-Presenter: Kathi Cook

342  11:15 AM to
12:15 PM
Grand Salon 21 & 24Oral PresentationStrand 4

Implementing the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) for High School Students with a Gap in their Common Core Learning Experience
Discover what it takes to implement the CCSS in an inner city district to students who are just beginning the CCSS adventure their freshman year. What did we learn our first two years of implementing algebra and geometry? What are the students' gaps? What are the teachers' gaps? How can Professional Learning Communities, lesson studies, and instructional leaders help support teachers? What would we do different? Participants will receive multiple artifacts to help implementation.

 

Lead Speaker: Jeanette Scott
Co-Presenter: Kristine Cunningham

343  11:15 AM to
12:15 PM
JasperwoodOral PresentationStrand 5

Accelerated Algebra 1 in the Era of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS)
Mathematically gifted students are often served in middle school by accelerated enrollment in Algebra 1. Under the CCSS, middle school mathematics includes rich and rigorous new content, making this option much more challenging to implement. Changing this practice requires substantial parent education as well as well-differentiated middle school mathematics instruction. Join an educator of gifted students and a former state/district mathematics leader to discuss this issue and share effective strategies.

 

Lead Speaker: Sara Moore
Co-Presenter: Deborah Bliss

344  11:15 AM to
12:15 PM
MagnoliaGeneralTechnology ShowcaseStrand 5

Technology and C-R-A Instruction Using True Manipulatives for RtI. Does It Exist?
Yes it does! Come hear how the best research-based teaching methods are supported with easy to use technology to provide differentiated instruction and proven results for struggling students. A panel of users will share how Moving with Math helped them to increase mathematics achievement in their schools. All participants will receive a free trial of our CCSS-aligned web-based assessment and will be registered to win an i-Pad mini.

 

Lead Speaker: Nelson Palmer
Co-Presenter: Caryl Pierson
Co-Presenter: Amy Johnson

345  11:15 AM to
12:15 PM
Oak AlleyGeneralOral PresentationStrand 4

The Power of Two: Collaboration to Deepen the Understanding of Mathematical Content Through Language
What is the power of two? Join us to learn how the power of two (collaboration of a mathematics specialist and ESOL specialist) supported the development of a professional learning community that examined the language demands and cultural perspectives required for successful completion of rigorous mathematics tasks. Experience the power of two and leave with tools and resources to connect language and understanding of mathematical concepts.

 

Lead Speaker: Denise Huddlestun
Co-Presenter: Maria Montalvo-Balbed

346  11:15 AM to
12:15 PM
RosedownOral PresentationStrand 4

The Common Core State Standards (CCSS) for Mathematics: The Vehicle for Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment Collaboration Among Grades 6-12 Mathematics Teachers
Rather than viewing the adoption of the CCSS as a hurdle to overcome, the presenters viewed the CCSS as an opportunity to articulate across several districts and schools about a vision for mathematics curriculum, instruction, and assessment. The presenters will share how they developed a sequence of collaborative professional learning opportunities involving over 100 mathematics teachers grades 6 through 12 that centered on the CCSS.

 

Lead Speaker: Gwen Zimmermann
Co-Presenter: Jessica McIntyre

347  11:15 AM to
12:15 PM
ElmwoodMiddle
(6 - 8)
Oral PresentationStrand 4

Common Core Coherence in a Rural State: Building Infrastructure Through a Statewide Multi-Level Partnership
Discover strategies and tools used to educate teachers and implement new standards in a sprawling state with one K-12 student per square mile. A multi-level partnership conspires (in a good way!) to provide coherent, content-driven resources and expertise for middle-grade teachers in large and small districts. This session analyzes successful aspects of the Standards-based Teaching: Renewing Educators Across Montana (STREAM) partnership, describes the learning structures it has used and created, and reports on their effectiveness.

 

Lead Speaker: Jennifer Luebeck
Co-Presenter: Brian Lindaman

348  12:30 PM to
2:15 PM
Grand Ballroom C/DGeneralFunctionStrand 4

Wednesday Lunch: Ticket Required
The lunch is sponsored by Think Through Math

 

Lead Speaker: Andrew Wirfel

348a  1:00 PM to
2:00 PM
Grand Ballroom C/DGeneralFunctionStrand 4

Voice of Reason: What It Takes to Realize the Promise of Digital Learning
The promise of digital and blended learning in math is everywhere, but should you believe the hype? Learn how to transition your vision for more rigorous standards and higher student achievement into an action plan that leverages technological innovation and common sense. Review strategies for effective evaluation and implementation of digital solutions that support goals and provide results. Chris Liang-Vergara, an educator who has led the design and adoption of numerous technology-infused learning models, will provide pragmatic reflections.

 

Lead Speaker: Chris Liang-Vergara

349  2:30 PM to
3:30 PM
Grand Ballroom BGeneralMajor SpeakerStrand 5

Jazz Fusion: Uniting Curriculum, Pedagogy, Assessment, and Teacher Support in a Tablet-Based Environment
Digital system for teaching and learning acts as a curriculum for middle grades. It can have a transformative effect on classrooms by integrating engaging challenges and complex problems that excite and engage the students in the practice of mathematics using rich media elements, offering carefully structured conceptual sequences explicitly built around learning trajectories, providing dynamic tools and interactive applets drawing on affordances of tablets, and being combined with individualized sequences of practice and remediation based on prior data. Tying these together with formative and diagnostic assessments and just-in-time teacher support can help teachers successfully implement the Common Core State Standards. Progress towards these goals is shared.

Dr. Jere Confrey is the Chief Mathematics Officer at Amplify Learning leading the development of the digital middle grades mathematics curriculum. She is on leave as the Joseph D. Moore Distinguished Professor of Mathematics Education at North Carolina State University. She served on the National Validation Committee on the Common Core Standards. She was Vice Chairman of the Mathematics Sciences Education Board, National Academy of Sciences (1998-2004). She chaired the NRC Committee, which produced On Evaluating Curricular Effectiveness, and was a coauthor of NRC's Scientific Research in Education. She was a co-founder of the UTEACH program for Secondary Math and Science teacher preparation program at the University of Texas in Austin, and was the founder of the SummerMath program for young women at Mount Holyoke College and co-founder of SummerMath for Teachers. She is the first author of Function Probe, Precalculus Interactive Diagrams, Graphs N Glyphs and LPP-Sync software and led the development of www.turnonccmath.com, a website dedicated to unpacking the Common Core. Dr. Confrey received a Ph.D. in mathematics education from Cornell University.

 

Lead Speaker: Jere Confrey

350  2:30 PM to
3:30 PM
Grand Ballroom AMiddle
(6 - 8)
Oral PresentationStrand 4

Motivating Students via Technology with Three Acts
This session will examine how to engage, motivate, and teach the the Internet Generation. Participants will be provided with videos (three-act lessons), websites, and motivational strategies for students in grades 5-10 that can lead to building better number sense and facility with rational numbers.

 

Lead Speaker: Eric Milou

351  2:30 PM to
3:30 PM
Grand Salon 3Intermediate
(3 - 5)
Oral PresentationStrand 2

Jazz Up Your Class with Problem-Based Learning (PBL)!
Have you been wondering how to integrate PBL into your mathematics class? In this session, participants will learn how to implement PBL as students select a problem to solve in their home, school, or community. This form of PBL integrates STEM as well as other disciplines based on the problems selected. The results can be amazing! Handouts will be provided.

 

Lead Speaker: Sue Vohrer

352  2:30 PM to
3:30 PM
Grand Salon 4GeneralSpecial Interest GroupStrand 4

Mathematics Acceleration for Gifted and Advanced Learners: Boon or Boondoggle?
The number of students getting credit for college mathematics while in high school has increased, but the number of students going into STEM careers has not. There is a critical need to develop, challenge, and motivate mathematically creative and promising students; but typical acceleration practices seem to be backfiring. Come explore these issues and discuss how NCSM might identify needed areas of research, suggest policies, and/or develop resources.

 

Lead Speaker: Linda Sheffield

353  2:30 PM to
3:30 PM
Grand Salon 6GeneralSpecial Interest GroupStrand 4

Potential and Challenges of Regional, Cross-District Collaborations for Mathematics Improvement
All mathematics leaders face diverse challenges, but those in small districts may also suffer from isolation and lack of resources. Organizations in the same region often encounter similar contexts and numerous commonly held problems. Can regional collaboration offer an opportunity to form joint solutions? What factors contribute to success in realizing this potential, and what challenges may leaders face? We invite leaders to share their experiences and questions with cross-district collaboration.

 

Lead Speaker: Sendhil Revuluri
Co-Presenter: Mary Jo Tavormina
Co-Presenter: Martin Gartzman

354  2:30 PM to
3:30 PM
Grand Salon Suite BMiddle
(6 - 8)
Oral PresentationStrand 1

Supporting Teacher Use of Student Focused Formative Assessment Practices: Tools and Strategies to Address Common Implementation Barriers
Generic professional development about formative assessment is often not enough to make substantive changes in the mathematics classroom-especially changes that deeply involve students in the learning process. Come learn about common barriers to use of student focused formative assessment practices and gain tools for use in addressing those barriers.

 

Lead Speaker: Cheryl Tobey
Co-Presenter: Emily Fagan
Co-Presenter: Susan Janssen

355  2:30 PM to
3:30 PM
Grand Salon 9 & 12GeneralOral PresentationStrand 4

Building Assessments Focused on the Standards for Mathematical Practice: Lessons Learned from Learning and Teaching Algebra (LTA)
The Common Core State Standards for Mathematical Practice are gaining new focus and have raised significant questions about how they will be assessed. In LTA, funded by the Institute of Education Sciences, we have developed an assessment that measures the growth in Algebra 1 students' use of the Standards for Mathematical Practice. In this presentation, we discuss our approach to developing this instrument and share items that show promise.

 

Lead Speaker: Matt McLeod
Co-Presenter: Al Cuoco
Co-Presenter: Miriam Gates
Co-Presenter: Jess Gropen
Co-Presenter: Mary Wedow

356  2:30 PM to
3:30 PM
Grand Salon Suite COral PresentationStrand 5

Developing Geometric Understanding in the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) Geometry Domain
Geometry instruction under the CCSS has an organization which may be unfamiliar to many elementary teachers. Favorite topics such as circles and transformations are moved to middle school. This session will review the research on van Hiele levels of geometric understanding and examine the ways in which the progression of learning under the CCSS reflects this research. Effective instructional strategies will also be shared.

 

Lead Speaker: Sara Moore
Co-Presenter: Marguerite Mason

357  2:30 PM to
3:30 PM
Grand Salon 15 & 18Oral PresentationStrand 4

Take A Step Toward Rigor-Facts and Factors from Coaching in the Classroom
The key shifts in the Common Core State Standards: focus, coherence, and rigor; require shifts in instruction. As a group the CORE mathematics consultants have been able to put together doable steps that we use to guide teachers to take toward increased rigor and aligned instruction with the standards. In this session we will share these steps and our experiences in the classroom helping teachers move toward rigor.

 

Lead Speaker: Dean Ballard
Co-Presenter: David Hedges

358  2:30 PM to
3:30 PM
Grand Salon 21 & 24Special Interest GroupStrand 4

Get Real with Authentic Tasks and the Common Core State Standards (CCSS)
In this session, teachers will explore ways of engaging students in mathematics. A short video of students working with a number line to share their understanding of numbers will be watched. Ideas for meeting the needs of the students and the CCSS will be discussed. Teachers will participate in a quick mathematics routine and a task to develop students' number sense.

 

Lead Speaker: Rick O''Driscol
Co-Presenter: Kimber Fessler

359  2:30 PM to
3:30 PM
JasperwoodGeneralSpecial Interest GroupStrand 3

National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) and the Journal for Research in Mathematics Education (JRME) as Resources for Leaders of Professional Learning
As NCTM's research journal, the JRME has an initiative to improve the linkage between mathematics education research and practice. In particular, NCTM and JRME leadership are seeking ideas about how to improve communication between teachers and researchers, and how we can support the professional learning needs of school districts. Join us in this session to share ideas and challenges related to achieving these goals.

 

Lead Speaker: Melva Grant
Co-Presenter: Matt Larson
Co-Presenter: Ruth Heaton
Co-Presenter: Jonathan Schulz
Co-Presenter: Anderson Norton

360  2:30 PM to
3:30 PM
MagnoliaMiddle
(6 - 8)
Oral PresentationStrand 4

One School's Journey to Standards-Based Grading Within a Professional Learning Community
Working on the question "What do we want students to know and be able to do?" mathematics teachers in a Professional Learning Community were no longer content to use a meaningless, traditional letter grade report card. A coach facilitated this group on how to implement Standards-Based Grading. Come learn about our journey!

 

Lead Speaker: Erin Lehmann
Co-Presenter: Sharon Rendon

361  2:30 PM to
3:30 PM
RosedownGeneralSponsor ShowcaseStrand 4

Numbers Bee - Improving Numeracy in K-12
Numbers Bee is an online math game for K-12 students designed to promote numeracy and build confidence in their math skills through practice, individual advancement and competition among peers. For every 100 minutes of Numbers Bee play, students' DCAS Math Test Scores improved 12.8 points. It can be played on Windows and Mac OS computers, smartphone, tablets and iPads. Opportunity for hands-on play will be provided with five tablets. You can bring your own devices (BYOD) as well.

 

Lead Speaker: Sakthi Vel
Co-Presenter: Kamatchi Vel

362  2:30 PM to
3:30 PM
ElmwoodOral PresentationStrand 4

What Are the Keys to Understanding the Common Core State Standards (CCSS)?
How do the big ideas progress across grade levels in the CCSS? What are the implications for teaching, learning, and the new assessments? How can educators deeply study the standards and best support student success with the CCSS? The Dana Center provides leadership in using standards to align teaching, learning, and assessment. In this session we will delve into the alignment of the CCSS and begin to answer these questions.

 

Lead Speaker: Kathi Cook
Co-Presenter: Katey Arrington

363  2:30 PM to
4:00 PM
Oak AlleyGeneralSpecial Interest GroupStrand 2

TODOS: Mathematics for ALL-Focusing on the Mathematics Education of Latino/Hispanic and Other Underrepresented Groups
TODOS members and others interested in equity and excellence in mathematics education for ALL underrepresented students are invited to attend. We will review accomplishments; recognize sponsors, outgoing Board, and committee members; present the annual Iris Carl Award; present student awards for mathematics achievement; and gather input on ideas to move TODOS forward in STEM education.

 

Lead Speaker: Don Balka

364  2:30 PM to
4:00 PM
MelroseOral PresentationStrand 4

Using PARCC Resources to Support Instructional Practice
Mathematics teachers have a complex task in implementing the Common Core State Standards and preparing students for new assessments. This session will explore three of the PARCC assessment resources readily available to teachers: the Model Content Frameworks, the Performance Level Descriptors, and the sample tasks and item prototypes. The activities in the session are ready-to-use by teachers, teacher leaders, and those who support them.

 

Lead Speaker: Joanie Funderburk

365  3:45 PM to
4:45 PM
Grand Ballroom AIntermediate
(3 - 5)
Oral PresentationStrand 1

Student Errors and the Growth Mindset: Using Formative Assessment to Optimze Instruction
Information about students' conceptual understanding helps teachers customize instruction. The best data often comes from analyzing student errors. In this session, leaders learn how teachers can use formative assessments to make effective instructional decisions and how students can embrace their errors as a path toward a positive relationship with mathematics.

 

Lead Speaker: Robyn Silbey
Co-Presenter: Lauri Susi

366  3:45 PM to
4:45 PM
Grand Ballroom BGeneralOral PresentationStrand 4

Ignite!
The Math Forum and NCSM present this Ignite session. What makes mathematical educators passionate? What IGNITES us? Join us to find out! See how well our 10 featured speakers do with 20 PowerPoint slides advancing every 15 seconds, whether they are ready or not!

 

Co-Presenter: Christopher Danielson
Co-Presenter: Rafranz Davis
Co-Presenter: Sadie Estrella
Co-Presenter: Annie Fetter
Co-Presenter: Linda Fulmore
Co-Presenter: Lani Horn
Co-Presenter: Justin Lanier
Co-Presenter: Steven Leinwand
Co-Presenter: Harshil Parikh
1Lead Speaker: Max Ray

367  3:45 PM to
4:45 PM
Grand Salon 3Oral PresentationStrand 4

Facilitating Productive and Powerful Discourse Through Teacher Discourse Moves
The kinds of arguments and justifications required in today's mathematics classrooms are not generally aligned with the ways that students communicate outside of school. For this reason, teachers need ideas and tools that support the facilitation of discourse and student learning. We present a set of tools that can open up classroom discourse in ways that increase the quantity and quality of student contributions in mathematics class.

 

Lead Speaker: Michelle Cirillo
Co-Presenter: Michael Steele

368  3:45 PM to
4:45 PM
Grand Salon 4GeneralSpecial Interest GroupStrand 4

Benjamin Banneker Association (BBA)-Promoting Brilliance in Black Children
BBA is a national non-profit organization dedicated to mathematics education of black children. BBA provides a forum for mathematics educators, mathematicians, and other interested people in the teaching and learning of mathematics with respect to black students. Join us as we review activities and accomplishments, recognize examples of brilliance, and gather input on ideas to move BBA forward.

 

Lead Speaker: Vanessa Cleaver

369  3:45 PM to
4:45 PM
Grand Salon 6GeneralSpecial Interest GroupStrand 4

Mathematics Teachers and the Common Core State Standards: What's Happening in AMTE and How Can AMTE Support Your Work with Teachers?
The Association of Mathematics Teachers Educators' (AMTE) focus is on the improvement of mathematics teacher education across the professional continuum (pre-service and in-service). Join us in this session to learn more about AMTE and for discussion of important and timely topics of mutual interest. We'll focus on AMTE's Common Core State Standards (CCSS) initiative, including the work of our CCSS Task Force and Webinar Series.

 

Lead Speaker: Fran Arbaugh
Co-Presenter: Tim Hendrix

370  3:45 PM to
4:45 PM
Grand Salon Suite BGeneralOral PresentationStrand 1

Learning Maps: Tools for Formative Assessment Practice
Formative assessment requires teachers to design instructional activities that evoke students' mathematical thinking and foster new understandings. Teachers lacking rich content knowledge may benefit from models that depict how mathematical knowledge develops. During this session we will use a mathematics learning map (LM) to design formative assessment tasks and inform instructional decisions. Participants will explore different sections of the LM and develop formative assessment examples to guide subsequent instruction.

 

Lead Speaker: Angela Broaddus
Co-Presenter: Julia Shaftel
Co-Presenter: Perneet Sood
Co-Presenter: Zachary Conrad

371  3:45 PM to
4:45 PM
Grand Salon 9 & 12Middle
(6 - 8)
Oral PresentationStrand 2

Construct a Box-Uncover and Discover Geometry
Transform greeting cards into boxes to discover and refine geometry concepts and definitions, make conjectures, and answer probing questions about parallelograms, rectangles, squares, and quadrilaterals. Utilize ratio, proportion, area, and volume to focus on the relationships among those concepts while participating in this highly interactive hands-on activity to bring back to your classroom. This activity transfers well for use in events outside of the regular classroom with parents alongside students.

 

Lead Speaker: Nicholas Restivo

372  3:45 PM to
4:45 PM
Grand Salon Suite CGeneralOral PresentationStrand 4

Ten Ways Mathematics Leaders Can Support Novice Teachers
Today's mathematics leaders are charged with helping novice teachers plan and facilitate high-quality mathematics instruction. In this session, mathematics leaders will explore research-based and proven strategies that assist novice teachers to develop effective communication skills, implement aligned standards-based and concept-based curricula, use formative assessment strategies, and participate in communities of practice.

 

Lead Speaker: Anne Papakonstantinou
Co-Presenter: Susan Troutman
Co-Presenter: Carolyn White
Co-Presenter: Richard Parr

373  3:45 PM to
4:45 PM
Grand Salon 15 & 18GeneralOral PresentationStrand 4

NCSM Affiliates-New and Continuing
This session will share the process for affiliate status. We will also discuss the activities associated with current affiliates.

 

Lead Speaker: Cheryl Avalos

374  3:45 PM to
4:45 PM
Grand Salon 21 & 24GeneralOral PresentationStrand 1

Turning Stories from Around the World into Globally Situated Tasks to Stimulate Student Discourse
Mathematics comes alive when students see a meaningful story behind it. When completing tasks based on these stories, students actively participate in discussions because they become invested in the problems. This presentation describes a professional development and coaching model to help teachers write and employ globally situated mathematical tasks based on stories from around the world to stimulate classroom discourse.

 

Lead Speaker: Chadd McGlone
Co-Presenter: Shelly Jones
Co-Presenter: Jim Barta

375  3:45 PM to
4:45 PM
JasperwoodGeneralSpecial Interest GroupStrand 3

Urban Teacher Center: An Effective Teacher Every Time in the Era of the Common Core State Standards
An innovative partnership between Urban Teacher Center and Lesley University is training skillful teachers to produce measurable results. The Urban Teacher Center prioritizes the training, evaluation, and placement of an effective teacher every time.

 

Lead Speaker: Dionn Brown
Co-Presenter: Labonnie Wise

376  3:45 PM to
4:45 PM
RosedownGeneralOral PresentationStrand 1

Who Is in the Driver's Seat?
As part of a 1:1 initiative, Eanes Independent School District has used iPads as a formative assessment tool to impact instruction in the mathematics classroom. Carefully selected applications on the iPads can be the source of immediate feedback to inform instruction. We will share the benefits of this feedback from elementary, middle, and high school perspectives. Participants are encouraged to bring their own technology (BYOT).

 

Lead Speaker: Jerri LaMirand
Co-Presenter: Laura Wright
Co-Presenter: Cathy Yenca
Co-Presenter: Laura Ringwood

377  3:45 PM to
4:45 PM
RosedownGeneralSponsor ShowcaseStrand 4

Teaching Without Telling: Interactive Software Designed for the Common Core

 

Lead Speaker: Erich Zeller

378  3:45 PM to
4:45 PM
ElmwoodOral PresentationStrand 1

Designing Tasks and Questions to Promote Formative Assessment of Both Content and Mathematical Practices
Research has shown the proper use of formative assessment to be one of the most effective instructional components for improving student learning. In this session, learn and experience the essential design components for creating tasks and embedding questions that provide the information a teacher needs to be able to make instructional decisions that lead to better summative assessment results.

 

Lead Speaker: Janie Schielack
Co-Presenter: Dinah Chancellor

379  4:30 PM to
5:30 PM
Grand Ballroom C/DGeneralFunctionStrand 4

Wednesday Reception: NO Ticket Required
The reception is sponsored by Redbird Advanced Learning

 

Lead Speaker: Kent Downing