2014 NCSM Annual Conference

Keynote and Major Speakers

Keynote and Major Session Speakers

Distinguished speakers will be featured throughout the conference. Each will address important issues in mathematics education and leadership. Each of the celebrated speakers below will present a plenary session during the three-day conference in New Orleans, Louisiana.

Dr. Michael Schmoker

2014 Keynote Speaker
Dr. Michael Schmoker

FOCUS: First Things First for the 21st Century
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. 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.

Major Session Speakers - Monday through Wednesday, April 7-9, 2014

Deborah Loewenberg Ball

Teaching Instead of Requesting: What is Involved in Making Complex Mathematical Work Explicit?

Jo Boaler

Cutting Through the Smoke Screen: Erasing Mathematics Inequality Through Research and Action

Marilyn Burns

Linking Formative Assessments, the Common Core, and Instructional Decisions

Jere Confrey

Jazz Fusion: Uniting Curriculum, Pedagogy, Assessment, and Teacher Support in a Tablet-Based Environment

Phil Daro

Teaching and Learning in the Era of the Common Core State Standards and Assessments

Francis (Skip) Fennell

Number Necessities – Fluency and Number Sense

Margaret Heritage

Improving Teaching and Learning Through Effective Formative Assessment

Heather C. Hill

What characteristics of mathematics teachers and teaching predict student outcomes? Results from a three-year study of elementary mathematics

Timothy D. Kanold

Beyond Teaching for Understanding: The elements of an authentic formative assessment process

Steve Leinwand

It Really is TIME to Get It Right: Thoughts on our Individual and Collective To-do lists to Turn Imperatives into Reality

Dan Meyer

Mathematical Modeling in Three Acts

Valerie L. Mills

Formative Assessment and the Common Core: Classroom and Leadership Strategies

Peg Smith

Teaching Practices that Support Student Learning in the Common Core Era

Philip Uri Treisman

Navigating the Waters of Change and the Role of our Professional Organizations