2014 NCSM Annual Conference

Strand 1 Sessions

Session information last updated: 3-31-2014

Strand 1 Sessions -- Monday, April 7, 2014
Strand 1: Strand 1

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

147  12:15 PM to
1:15 PM
(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

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

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

163  1:30 PM to
3:00 PM
(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

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

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

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

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

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

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

190  4:00 PM to
5:00 PM
(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

Strand 1 Sessions -- Tuesday, April 8, 2014
Strand 1: Strand 1

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Strand 1 Sessions -- Wednesday, April 9, 2014
Strand 1: Strand 1

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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