2014 NCSM Annual Conference

Monday Sessions

Session information last updated: 3-31-2014

 
Monday Sessions, 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
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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