Session information last updated: 7-21-2018

Wednesday Sessions, April 9, 2014
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

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

306  8:45 AM to
9:45 AM
Grand Salon Suite BGeneralOral PresentationStrand 1

Small Is the New Big! Effective Small Group Instruction Increases Students' Math Proficiency, Persistence, and Motivation in All Grade Levels
Small group mathematics instruction offers tremendous advantages in achievement, persistence, and motivation for elementary, middle, and high school students. Teachers need the tools to implement effective small group mathematics instruction that increases students' mathematics proficiency, addresses students' misconceptions and gaps in knowledge, and provides rich problem-solving opportunities for students.


Lead Speaker: Jennifer Taylor-Cox

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

309  8:45 AM to
9:45 AM
Grand Salon 15 & 18Oral PresentationStrand 5

Seeing is Succeeding: Empowering Coaches with Visual Models to Develop Fact Fluency Based on Understanding and Thinking Strategies
The Common Core State Standards stress the development of thinking strategies before written methods, but students need powerful visuals models to help form a "mind picture" that links to the strategy. This workshop will demonstrate easy-to-make visual aids that coaches can use to help students master all basic fact strategies.


Lead Speaker: James Burnett

310  8:45 AM to
9:45 AM
Grand Salon 21 & 24GeneralOral PresentationStrand 3

Transforming Teachers' Professional Vision: Using Lessonsketch to Broaden Teachers' Imagination
In the two decades since the introduction of the Professional Standards for Teaching Mathematics describing effective mathematics instruction, researchers have found U.S. teachers still lack the ability to foster productive mathematical discourse. This talk will describe how coaches can rapidly prototype various discourse moves, using Depict from Lessonsketch, to help teachers reimagine and reshape their instructional practices to support the standards for mathematical practice called for in the Common Core State Standards.


Lead Speaker: Amanda Milewski

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

313  8:45 AM to
9:45 AM
Oak AlleyGeneralOral PresentationStrand 5

Leveraging Technology to Motivate and Teach the Standards Progressions
To accelerate learning for struggling students, instruction must focus on the standards progressions. This workshop will focus on leveraging adaptive technology to create an individualized learning path for students that makes sense of what they know so they can apply their understanding and bridge to what they do not know.


Lead Speaker: Marilyn Trow

314  8:45 AM to
9:45 AM
RosedownSponsor ShowcaseStrand 1

Improving Mathematics Intervention: How Individualized Learning Paths and Analytics Can Improve Student Outcomes
Approximately 75% of U.S. students are not proficient in mathematics by the time they complete 8th grade. Teachers are faced with the challenge of identifying and remediating individual students' weaknesses while keeping all students engaged. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt is partnering with Knewton to deliver Personal Math Trainer Powered by Knewton, a personalized learning solution that will address this difficulty head on. Personal Math Trainer Powered by Knewton will determine each student's unique strengths, weaknesses, learning preferences, and pace in order to provide real-time recommendations. Teachers will receive concept-level analytics to see which students need help, in what areas, right now. This session will explore the benefits of adaptive learning for mathematics intervention, focusing on how personalized course trajectories can improve learning outcomes. Discussion will center around best practices for the effective use of teacher reporting to address student needs in K-8 mathematics classrooms.


Lead Speaker: Caitlin Gutman

315  8:45 AM to
9:45 AM
(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

316  8:45 AM to
9:45 AM
ElmwoodOral PresentationStrand 3

Supporting Mathematics Coaches in the Era of the Common Core State Standards
Mathematics coaches need professional development that increases their mathematics content and coaching knowledge to support their practice of helping teachers develop and deepen skills to address student learning in the mathematics classroom. Attendees will reflect on the coaching process, examine research-based and theoretically-informed practices that meet the unique and diverse contexts of coaching, and engage in worthwhile mathematical and coaching tasks with a view of the Common Core State Standards.


Lead Speaker: Arlene Mitchell
Co-Presenter: Clare Heidema
Co-Presenter: John Sutton
Co-Presenter: David Yopp

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

322  10:00 AM to
11:00 AM
Grand Salon Suite BMiddle
(6 - 8)
Oral PresentationStrand 5

"What to Expect When You're Expecting"-Preparing Middle School Teachers
Students who have experienced Common Core State Standards-based elementary school instruction will be different than past entering middle school students. Explore what to expect from these students along with ideas for how to help teachers extend students' knowledge through middle school. Authentic classroom videos will be used to ground discussions in best practices.


Lead Speaker: Juli Dixon

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

324  10:00 AM to
11:00 AM
Grand Salon Suite CMiddle
(6 - 8)
Oral PresentationStrand 1

The Power of Formative Feedback
Effective feedback practices can improve mathematics learning-but what are those practices? Come learn some tools to introduce teachers to principles of formative feedback and help them begin to implement specific practices in their classrooms! We'll view video examples of the practices in action, and tie these ideas to the Common Core State Standards. Bring your laptop or tablet for an activity discussing examples of feedback with sample student work.


Lead Speaker: Eric Karnowski
Co-Presenter: Cheryl Tobey

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

326  10:00 AM to
11:00 AM
Grand Salon 21 & 24Oral PresentationStrand 3

Assessing Secondary Teachers' Mathematical Habits of Mind
We will share our work developing research instruments to assess secondary teachers' mathematical habits of mind (MHoM). In this interactive session, participants will have an opportunity to work with sample items from our paper and pencil assessment and with our observation protocol. We will also describe how our MHoM constructs are closely aligned with the Standards for Mathematical Practice.


Lead Speaker: Ryota Matsuura
Co-Presenter: Sarah Sword
Co-Presenter: Al Cuoco
Co-Presenter: Miriam Gates

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
(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

335  11:15 AM to
12:15 PM
Grand Salon 3GeneralOral PresentationStrand 3

Using Video-Based APPs for Coaching and Professional Development (PD)
Imagine using APPs for coaching observations and for PD! The presentation will highlight available APPs that focus on video-based anytime anywhere learning on your tablet (iPad) or smart phone. The selected APPs will emphasize the common core utilizing video and interactive participation. The coaching APPs will emphasize classroom video which can be shared immediately with teachers to review the observation. The PD APPs include actual video examples and analysis.


Lead Speaker: Gary Bitter
Co-Presenter: Rusen Meylani

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

337  11:15 AM to
12:15 PM
Grand Salon 6GeneralOral PresentationStrand 2

Adding Parents into the STEM Equation Through Encouragement of the Growth Mindset
To fuel STEM success, students must feel capable of achievement in these areas. Unfortunately some students are set up for failure from a young age believing they weren't born with the "math gene." Conversely, some children are constantly praised for their intelligence promoting the notion that hard work is not necessary or helpful. Learn how to craft experiences for parents that help them promote the growth mindset in their children.


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

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

340  11:15 AM to
12:15 PM
Grand Salon Suite COral PresentationStrand 5

Tuning the K-5 Common Core State Standards (CCSS) for Mathematics to Support Early Statistical Reasoning: A Learning Trajectory for Elementary Data and Modeling
With statistics missing in action from the K-5 CCSS, and heavy emphasis on statistics beginning in 6th grade, how can leaders help elementary teachers uncover and make sense of hidden statistics themes and prepare students for middle grade statistics? We present a learning trajectory that unpacks statistics topics in the elementary grades to support teachers' interpretation and implementation of the CCSS, examining development of statistical ideas across grade levels.


Lead Speaker: Dicky Ng
Co-Presenter: Tamar Avineri
Co-Presenter: Alan Maloney

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

343  11:15 AM to
12:15 PM
JasperwoodOral PresentationStrand 5

Accelerated Algebra 1 in the Era of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS)
Mathematically gifted students are often served in middle school by accelerated enrollment in Algebra 1. Under the CCSS, middle school mathematics includes rich and rigorous new content, making this option much more challenging to implement. Changing this practice requires substantial parent education as well as well-differentiated middle school mathematics instruction. Join an educator of gifted students and a former state/district mathematics leader to discuss this issue and share effective strategies.


Lead Speaker: Sara Moore
Co-Presenter: Deborah Bliss

344  11:15 AM to
12:15 PM
MagnoliaGeneralTechnology ShowcaseStrand 5

Technology and C-R-A Instruction Using True Manipulatives for RtI. Does It Exist?
Yes it does! Come hear how the best research-based teaching methods are supported with easy to use technology to provide differentiated instruction and proven results for struggling students. A panel of users will share how Moving with Math helped them to increase mathematics achievement in their schools. All participants will receive a free trial of our CCSS-aligned web-based assessment and will be registered to win an i-Pad mini.


Lead Speaker: Nelson Palmer
Co-Presenter: Caryl Pierson
Co-Presenter: Amy Johnson

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
(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

349  2:30 PM to
3:30 PM
Grand Ballroom BGeneralMajor SpeakerStrand 5

Jazz Fusion: Uniting Curriculum, Pedagogy, Assessment, and Teacher Support in a Tablet-Based Environment
Digital system for teaching and learning acts as a curriculum for middle grades. It can have a transformative effect on classrooms by integrating engaging challenges and complex problems that excite and engage the students in the practice of mathematics using rich media elements, offering carefully structured conceptual sequences explicitly built around learning trajectories, providing dynamic tools and interactive applets drawing on affordances of tablets, and being combined with individualized sequences of practice and remediation based on prior data. Tying these together with formative and diagnostic assessments and just-in-time teacher support can help teachers successfully implement the Common Core State Standards. Progress towards these goals is shared.

Dr. Jere Confrey is the Chief Mathematics Officer at Amplify Learning leading the development of the digital middle grades mathematics curriculum. She is on leave as the Joseph D. Moore Distinguished Professor of Mathematics Education at North Carolina State University. She served on the National Validation Committee on the Common Core Standards. She was Vice Chairman of the Mathematics Sciences Education Board, National Academy of Sciences (1998-2004). She chaired the NRC Committee, which produced On Evaluating Curricular Effectiveness, and was a coauthor of NRC's Scientific Research in Education. She was a co-founder of the UTEACH program for Secondary Math and Science teacher preparation program at the University of Texas in Austin, and was the founder of the SummerMath program for young women at Mount Holyoke College and co-founder of SummerMath for Teachers. She is the first author of Function Probe, Precalculus Interactive Diagrams, Graphs N Glyphs and LPP-Sync software and led the development of, a website dedicated to unpacking the Common Core. Dr. Confrey received a Ph.D. in mathematics education from Cornell University.


Lead Speaker: Jere Confrey

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

351  2:30 PM to
3:30 PM
Grand Salon 3Intermediate
(3 - 5)
Oral PresentationStrand 2

Jazz Up Your Class with Problem-Based Learning (PBL)!
Have you been wondering how to integrate PBL into your mathematics class? In this session, participants will learn how to implement PBL as students select a problem to solve in their home, school, or community. This form of PBL integrates STEM as well as other disciplines based on the problems selected. The results can be amazing! Handouts will be provided.


Lead Speaker: Sue Vohrer

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

354  2:30 PM to
3:30 PM
Grand Salon Suite BMiddle
(6 - 8)
Oral PresentationStrand 1

Supporting Teacher Use of Student Focused Formative Assessment Practices: Tools and Strategies to Address Common Implementation Barriers
Generic professional development about formative assessment is often not enough to make substantive changes in the mathematics classroom-especially changes that deeply involve students in the learning process. Come learn about common barriers to use of student focused formative assessment practices and gain tools for use in addressing those barriers.


Lead Speaker: Cheryl Tobey
Co-Presenter: Emily Fagan
Co-Presenter: Susan Janssen

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

356  2:30 PM to
3:30 PM
Grand Salon Suite COral PresentationStrand 5

Developing Geometric Understanding in the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) Geometry Domain
Geometry instruction under the CCSS has an organization which may be unfamiliar to many elementary teachers. Favorite topics such as circles and transformations are moved to middle school. This session will review the research on van Hiele levels of geometric understanding and examine the ways in which the progression of learning under the CCSS reflects this research. Effective instructional strategies will also be shared.


Lead Speaker: Sara Moore
Co-Presenter: Marguerite Mason

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

359  2:30 PM to
3:30 PM
JasperwoodGeneralSpecial Interest GroupStrand 3

National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) and the Journal for Research in Mathematics Education (JRME) as Resources for Leaders of Professional Learning
As NCTM's research journal, the JRME has an initiative to improve the linkage between mathematics education research and practice. In particular, NCTM and JRME leadership are seeking ideas about how to improve communication between teachers and researchers, and how we can support the professional learning needs of school districts. Join us in this session to share ideas and challenges related to achieving these goals.


Lead Speaker: Melva Grant
Co-Presenter: Matt Larson
Co-Presenter: Ruth Heaton
Co-Presenter: Jonathan Schulz
Co-Presenter: Anderson Norton

360  2:30 PM to
3:30 PM
(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

363  2:30 PM to
4:00 PM
Oak AlleyGeneralSpecial Interest GroupStrand 2

TODOS: Mathematics for ALL-Focusing on the Mathematics Education of Latino/Hispanic and Other Underrepresented Groups
TODOS members and others interested in equity and excellence in mathematics education for ALL underrepresented students are invited to attend. We will review accomplishments; recognize sponsors, outgoing Board, and committee members; present the annual Iris Carl Award; present student awards for mathematics achievement; and gather input on ideas to move TODOS forward in STEM education.


Lead Speaker: Don Balka

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

365  3:45 PM to
4:45 PM
Grand Ballroom AIntermediate
(3 - 5)
Oral PresentationStrand 1

Student Errors and the Growth Mindset: Using Formative Assessment to Optimze Instruction
Information about students' conceptual understanding helps teachers customize instruction. The best data often comes from analyzing student errors. In this session, leaders learn how teachers can use formative assessments to make effective instructional decisions and how students can embrace their errors as a path toward a positive relationship with mathematics.


Lead Speaker: Robyn Silbey
Co-Presenter: Lauri Susi

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

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

370  3:45 PM to
4:45 PM
Grand Salon Suite BGeneralOral PresentationStrand 1

Learning Maps: Tools for Formative Assessment Practice
Formative assessment requires teachers to design instructional activities that evoke students' mathematical thinking and foster new understandings. Teachers lacking rich content knowledge may benefit from models that depict how mathematical knowledge develops. During this session we will use a mathematics learning map (LM) to design formative assessment tasks and inform instructional decisions. Participants will explore different sections of the LM and develop formative assessment examples to guide subsequent instruction.


Lead Speaker: Angela Broaddus
Co-Presenter: Julia Shaftel
Co-Presenter: Perneet Sood
Co-Presenter: Zachary Conrad

371  3:45 PM to
4:45 PM
Grand Salon 9 & 12Middle
(6 - 8)
Oral PresentationStrand 2

Construct a Box-Uncover and Discover Geometry
Transform greeting cards into boxes to discover and refine geometry concepts and definitions, make conjectures, and answer probing questions about parallelograms, rectangles, squares, and quadrilaterals. Utilize ratio, proportion, area, and volume to focus on the relationships among those concepts while participating in this highly interactive hands-on activity to bring back to your classroom. This activity transfers well for use in events outside of the regular classroom with parents alongside students.


Lead Speaker: Nicholas Restivo

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

374  3:45 PM to
4:45 PM
Grand Salon 21 & 24GeneralOral PresentationStrand 1

Turning Stories from Around the World into Globally Situated Tasks to Stimulate Student Discourse
Mathematics comes alive when students see a meaningful story behind it. When completing tasks based on these stories, students actively participate in discussions because they become invested in the problems. This presentation describes a professional development and coaching model to help teachers write and employ globally situated mathematical tasks based on stories from around the world to stimulate classroom discourse.


Lead Speaker: Chadd McGlone
Co-Presenter: Shelly Jones
Co-Presenter: Jim Barta

375  3:45 PM to
4:45 PM
JasperwoodGeneralSpecial Interest GroupStrand 3

Urban Teacher Center: An Effective Teacher Every Time in the Era of the Common Core State Standards
An innovative partnership between Urban Teacher Center and Lesley University is training skillful teachers to produce measurable results. The Urban Teacher Center prioritizes the training, evaluation, and placement of an effective teacher every time.


Lead Speaker: Dionn Brown
Co-Presenter: Labonnie Wise

376  3:45 PM to
4:45 PM
RosedownGeneralOral PresentationStrand 1

Who Is in the Driver's Seat?
As part of a 1:1 initiative, Eanes Independent School District has used iPads as a formative assessment tool to impact instruction in the mathematics classroom. Carefully selected applications on the iPads can be the source of immediate feedback to inform instruction. We will share the benefits of this feedback from elementary, middle, and high school perspectives. Participants are encouraged to bring their own technology (BYOT).


Lead Speaker: Jerri LaMirand
Co-Presenter: Laura Wright
Co-Presenter: Cathy Yenca
Co-Presenter: Laura Ringwood

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

378  3:45 PM to
4:45 PM
ElmwoodOral PresentationStrand 1

Designing Tasks and Questions to Promote Formative Assessment of Both Content and Mathematical Practices
Research has shown the proper use of formative assessment to be one of the most effective instructional components for improving student learning. In this session, learn and experience the essential design components for creating tasks and embedding questions that provide the information a teacher needs to be able to make instructional decisions that lead to better summative assessment results.


Lead Speaker: Janie Schielack
Co-Presenter: Dinah Chancellor

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

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