2014 NCSM Annual Conference

Strand 4 Sessions

Session information last updated: 3-31-2014

 
Strand 4 Sessions -- Monday, April 7, 2014
 
Strand 4: Strand 4


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Lead Speaker: Allison Hintz
Co-Presenter: Elham Kazemi

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

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

 

Lead Speaker: Lynn Columba

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

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

 

Lead Speaker: Kathi Prancan

 
Strand 4 Sessions -- Tuesday, April 8, 2014
 
Strand 4: Strand 4


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

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

 

Lead Speaker: Monica Barbuti

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

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

 

Lead Speaker: David Dockterman

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

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

 

Lead Speaker: Linda Gojak

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

Lead Speaker: Linda Kaniecki
Co-Presenter: Twianie Roberts

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

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

 

Lead Speaker: Sherry Parrish
Co-Presenter: Ann Dominick

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

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

 

Lead Speaker: Kevin Lawrence
Co-Presenter: Nicholas Gilbertson

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

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

 

Lead Speaker: Kevin Simms

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

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

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

 

Lead Speaker: Margaret Smith
Co-Presenter: DeAnn Huinker

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

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

 

Lead Speaker: Diane Briars

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

Lead Speaker: Deborah Schifter
Co-Presenter: Virginia Bastable

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

Lead Speaker: Linda Fulmore

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

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

 

Lead Speaker: Deborah Ives

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

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

 

Lead Speaker: Dave Ware

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

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

 

Lead Speaker: Mike Reiners

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

 

Lead Speaker: Jo Boaler

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

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

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

 

Lead Speaker: Heather Hill

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

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

 

Lead Speaker: Susan Jo Russell

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

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

 

Lead Speaker: Laura Godfrey

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

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

 

Lead Speaker: Pam Berry

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

Lead Speaker: Jere Confrey
Co-Presenter: Michael Belcher

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

Lead Speaker: Catherine Page

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

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

 

Lead Speaker: Katie England

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

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

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


 

Lead Speaker: Phil Daro

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

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

 

Lead Speaker: Lucy West
Co-Presenter: Antonia Cameron

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

Lead Speaker: Charlene Chausis

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

Lead Speaker: Ross Brewer

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

Lead Speaker: Suzanne Mitchell

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

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

 

Lead Speaker: Carol Matsumoto

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

International Attendee Caucus
Anyone fro outside the United States and Canada

 

Lead Speaker: Connie Schrock

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

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

 

Lead Speaker: Suzanne Libfeld

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

Western 2 Regional Caucus
California, American Samoa, Federated States of Micronesia, Guam, Marshall Islands, Northern Mariana Islands, Palau, Hawaii, Oregon, Washington, Military State AP (Armed Forces Pacific)

 

Lead Speaker: Hope Bjerke

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

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

 

Lead Speaker: Linda Griffith

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

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

 

Lead Speaker: Mona Toncheff

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

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

 

Lead Speaker: Eric Milou

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

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

 

Lead Speaker: Gwen Zimmermann

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

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

 

Lead Speaker: Wanda Jean Audrict

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

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

 

Lead Speaker: Laura Godfrey

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

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

 

Lead Speaker: Stephanie Hayes

 
Strand 4 Sessions -- Wednesday, April 9, 2014
 
Strand 4: Strand 4


300  7:30 AM to
8:30 AM
GeneralFunctionStrand 4

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

 

Lead Speaker: Denise O''Dea

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

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

 

Lead Speaker: Jonathan Wray

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

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

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

 

Lead Speaker: Deborah Ball

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

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

 

Lead Speaker: Cathy Seeley

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

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

 

Lead Speaker: Gabriel Matney
Co-Presenter: Jonathan Bostic

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

Lead Speaker: Judy Storeygard
Co-Presenter: Arusha Hollister

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

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

 

Lead Speaker: Denise Porter
Co-Presenter: Eliza Bryant

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

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

 

Lead Speaker: Beth Schefelker
Co-Presenter: Connie Laughlin

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

Lead Speaker: Ginny Stuckey

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

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

 

Lead Speaker: Mary Buck
Co-Presenter: Dean Ballard

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

Lead Speaker: Donald DeLand
Co-Presenter: Linda Kaniecki

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

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

 

Lead Speaker: Sharon Rendon

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

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

 

Lead Speaker: Georgia Cobbs
Co-Presenter: Lisa Scott

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

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

 

Lead Speaker: Karl Romain
Co-Presenter: Ashleigh Davis

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

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

 

Lead Speaker: Ann Dominick
Co-Presenter: Sherry Parrish

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

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

 

Lead Speaker: Sue McMillen

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

Lead Speaker: Jennifer Wilson

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

Lead Speaker: Virginia Bastable

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

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

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

 

Lead Speaker: Dan Meyer

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

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

 

Lead Speaker: Don Balka

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

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

 

Lead Speaker: David Dockterman
Co-Presenter: Lisa Blackwell

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

Lead Speaker: Anthony Rodriguez

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

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

 

Lead Speaker: Katey Arrington
Co-Presenter: Kathi Cook

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

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

 

Lead Speaker: Jeanette Scott
Co-Presenter: Kristine Cunningham

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

Lead Speaker: Gwen Zimmermann
Co-Presenter: Jessica McIntyre

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

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

 

Lead Speaker: Jennifer Luebeck
Co-Presenter: Brian Lindaman

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

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

 

Lead Speaker: Andrew Wirfel

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

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

 

Lead Speaker: Chris Liang-Vergara

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

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

 

Lead Speaker: Eric Milou

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

Lead Speaker: Dean Ballard
Co-Presenter: David Hedges

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

Lead Speaker: Erin Lehmann
Co-Presenter: Sharon Rendon

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

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

 

Lead Speaker: Sakthi Vel
Co-Presenter: Kamatchi Vel

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

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

 

Lead Speaker: Kathi Cook
Co-Presenter: Katey Arrington

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

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

 

Lead Speaker: Joanie Funderburk

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

Lead Speaker: Michelle Cirillo
Co-Presenter: Michael Steele

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

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

 

Lead Speaker: Vanessa Cleaver

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

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

 

Lead Speaker: Fran Arbaugh
Co-Presenter: Tim Hendrix

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

Lead Speaker: Cheryl Avalos

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

Teaching Without Telling: Interactive Software Designed for the Common Core

 

Lead Speaker: Erich Zeller

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

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

 

Lead Speaker: Kent Downing