2014 NCSM Annual Conference

Special Interest Sessions

Session information last updated: 3-31-2014

Special Interest Group Sessions -- Monday, April 7, 2014
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

Special Interest Group Sessions -- Tuesday, April 8, 2014
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

Special Interest Group Sessions -- Wednesday, April 9, 2014
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

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

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

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

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