2015 NCSM Annual Conference

Keynote and Major Speakers

Keynote and Major Session Speakers

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

Jo Boaler

2015 Keynote Speaker
The Mathematics Learning Revolution-And What it Means for Our Work as Teacher Leaders

Jo Boaler is a Professor of Mathematics Education at Stanford University, and the co-founder of youcubed.org to give teachers and parents the resources and ideas they need to inspire and excite students about mathematics. She is also the editor of the Research Commentary Section of The Journal for Research in Mathematics Education ( JRME), an analyst for PISA testing in the OECD, and author of the first MOOC on mathematics teaching and learning.

Major Session Speakers - Monday through Wednesday, April 13-15, 2015

Kyndall Brown

Access, Equity, and the Standards for Mathematical Practice

Linda Curtis-Bey

Building District Leadership Capacity in Mathematics

Karen Fuson

Research-Based Learning Progressions in the K-6 CCSS and the Mathematical Practices

Beth Herbel-Eisenmann

Gauging Formative Assessment through Productive AND Powerful Discourse

Margaret Honey

Irresistible Learning-Using Mobile Tools to Support Deeper Learning and Deeper Engagement for All Students

Karen Karp

Teaching K-5 Students who Struggle in Mathematics

Elham Kazemi

Developing a School-Wide Culture of Collective Risk Taking and Learning: It's not Easy but Why it's Worth it

Magdalene Lampert

Coaching the Rehearsal of an Instructional Activity: The Tension Between Focus and Complexity

Matt Larson

Overcoming Obstacles to Make Mathematics Work for All!

Valerie L. Mills

Leading Learning in the Expanding Digital Landscape: Big Ideas, Fads, and Openings

Edward Silver

Wedding Formative Assessment to Mathematics Instructional Frameworks: Something Old, Something New

Lee Stiff

This Little Light of Mine, I'm Gonna Let It Shine!

Greg Tang

Hey! What's the Big Idea?

Dylan Wiliam

Sustaining the Development of Classroom Formative Assessment with Teacher Learning Communities

Spotlight Speakers

We have added a new feature that will spotlight some favorite speakers in addition to the major speakers. These are well-known presenters that submitted proposals and presented at our previous conferences.

Deborah Ball
Beyond "tell me what you noticed": Using video to improve instruction

Jennifer Bay-Williams
Questioning Strategies for Coaching and Teaching

Marilyn Burns
Helping Teachers Integrate the Mathematical Practices into Classroom Instruction

Gail Burrill
Selecting and Adapting Tasks: Implementing the Mathematical Practices

Juli Dixon
Supporting Five Essential Instructional Shifts for Transforming K12 Common Core Math Classrooms

Francis (Skip) Fennell
Mathematics Specialists/Instructional Leaders - Considering Professional Development Using Flipped PD. You can do this!

David Foster
The Decisions and Shifts Required by the Common Core State Standards

Linda Fulmore
It's TIME - Beyond Great Standards: Important Steps in Taking Leadership for Equity and Social Justice

Tim Kanold
Ready, Feedback, Action: Going Beyond Checking for Understanding!

Steve Leinwand
Insights on What I've Learned Coaching Teachers and Coaching Coaches

Stuart Murphy
Making Mileage with the Mathematical Practices in the Early Years

Nora Ramirez
Demystifying Multi-digit Multiplication and Division for ELL students through Questioning and Interactive Open Arrays

Susan Jo Russell
How "Lingering" on Ideas about the Meaning of the Operations Can Include All Students in Significant Learning

Cathy Seeley
The Right Kind of Struggling: Helping All Students Become Mathematical Thinkers

Zalman Usiskin
Professional Development on Geometric Transformations: Replacing Confusions with Coherence