2012 NCSM Annual Conference

Strand 2 Sessions

Session information last updated: 4-12-2012

 
Strand 2 Sessions -- Monday, April 23, 2012
 
Strand 2: ALL Means ALL: Promoting Equity in Mathematics Education


101  6:45 AM to
7:30 AM
Grand Ballroom FoyerGeneralALL Means ALL: Promoting Equity in Mathematics Education

Monday Continental Breakfast - Sponsored by MIND Research Institute
MIND Research Institute is a neuroscience and education non-profit corporation dedicated to education program excellence and cutting edge scientific research. MIND Research Institute has transferred more than 30 years of breakthrough brain and learning research into applied education programs for K-12 students.

 

Lead Speaker: Mike Limon
Co-Presenter: Ingrid Ellerbe

103  8:00 AM to
9:00 AM
Grand BallroomGeneralALL Means ALL: Promoting Equity in Mathematics Education

Mathematics Education for the 21st Century: Creating a Culture of Success for ALL
Rapid and dramatic technological and demographic changes early in the new century present our nation's schools and colleges and universities with enormous challenges for educating students from all backgrounds in mathematics and related STEM fields. Among the most critical questions we face are what will students need to know in order to succeed academically in mathematics, and what skills and values must they possess? Additionally, what strategies can educators - working with parents and business and community leaders - use to support and ensure the success of all students in mathematics and related STEM fields? Answers to these questions will contribute substantially to America's global competitiveness in the first part of the 21st century. In addressing these questions, Dr. Hrabowski will discuss his lifelong love of mathematics, including his study of math from boyhood through graduate school; his research over the past three decades focused on math and science education; and the many ways in which he both uses mathematics in his professional career as a university president, and applies the lessons learned from studying and applying math (e.g., being able to think "out of the box") in different areas of his life. Freeman A. Hrabowski, III, has served as President of the University of Maryland Baltimore County since 1992. His research and publications focuson on science and math education, with special emphasis on minority participation and performance. He chaired the National Academies committee that recently produced the report, "Expanding Underrepresented Minority Participation: America's Science and Technology Talent at the Crossroads." In 2008, he was named one of America's finest Leaders by U.S. News and World report, which in both 2009 and 2010 ranked UMBC as the #1 "Up and Coming" University. Dr. Hrabowski serves on numerous boards including the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, the Constellation Energy Group, and the Baltimore Equitable Society. He is a past member of the board of the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. Dr. Hrabowski was born in Birmingham, Alabama. At the age of 19, he graduated from Hampton University with highest honors in mathematics. At the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, he received his M.A. (mathematics) and four year later his Ph.D. (higher education administration/statistics) at the age of 24.

 

Lead Speaker: Freeman A. Hrabowski, III

107  9:30 AM to
10:30 AM
203Primary
(PK - 2)
ALL Means ALL: Promoting Equity in Mathematics Education

China/USA, Similarities/Differences, Results/Trends: Using Literature to Teach Mathematical Concepts as a Vehicle for Reaching All Students
This session will examine and compare models that have been tried in the U.S. and China to teach mathematical concepts to young children through the use of literature. We will also show how stories can be a vehicle for supporting the goals of the CCSS for Mathematical Practice and for developing effective intervention strategies.

 

Lead Speaker: Stuart J. Murphy
Co-Presenter: Jing Chung

108  9:30 AM to
10:30 AM
111Intermediate
(3 - 5)
ALL Means ALL: Promoting Equity in Mathematics Education

Keeping Discussions in Mathematics Classes Active: Strategies for Response to Intervention
Working with students who have difficulty focusing and are active is especially challenging in an inclusive classroom with a wide range of needs. This session will highlight an extended example of the "turn and talk" strategy for diverse learners and will incorporate other strategies, including the use of technology.

 

Lead Speaker: Judy Storeygard
Co-Presenter: Nikki Faria

109  9:30 AM to
10:30 AM
113BIntermediate
(3 - 5)
ALL Means ALL: Promoting Equity in Mathematics Education

Number Talks: Reaching All Students and the Common Core State Standards
Learn how to develop numerical reasoning with all students using number talks, a 10-minute classroom routine designed to help students build mental mathematical and computation strategies. Participants will engage in number talks, analyze classroom videoclips, and learn how to connect student strategies to the Common Core State Standards.

 

Lead Speaker: Sherry Parrish

115  9:30 AM to
11:30 AM
107GeneralALL Means ALL: Promoting Equity in Mathematics Education

Helping Teachers Bring Mathematics to Life with Activities That Set Mathematics in a Cultural Context or Connect to Global Issues
This presentation will describe our work with teachers and administrators to help them meet a requirement to infuse culture and global issues in the mathematics classroom. Participants will explore activities based on global and cultural issues and discuss the ways to use them in mathematics lessons.

 

Lead Speaker: Chadd McGlone
Co-Presenter: James Barta
Co-Presenter: Fredrick Silverman
Co-Presenter: Carina Brossy

119  10:45 AM to
11:45 AM
113BGeneralALL Means ALL: Promoting Equity in Mathematics Education

An Administrator's Dilemma: Supporting Effective Mathematics Instruction in Inclusive Learning Environments
The session focuses on challenges that administrators (principals, mathematics supervisors, and specialists) face in assessing the quality of mathematics instruction for diverse student populations. Participants will use an observation rubric on videos of collaborative and individual mathematics instruction, providing practice in using the observational assessment tools aligned with best practice.

 

Co-Presenter: Marguerite Mason

126  10:45 AM to
11:45 AM
108BMiddle
(6 - 8)
ALL Means ALL: Promoting Equity in Mathematics Education

The Power of Personalized Learning Pathways-Motivating Underperforming Students, Grades 3 - Algebra
Apangea Math is setting a new standard for differentiated instruction. The web-based program motivates under-performing students and deepens their understanding of the most important mathematical concepts. Join us to see how Apangea's combination of Common Core-aligned personalized learning and certified U.S. mathematics teachers is raising mathematics achievement for students.

 

Lead Speaker: Janet Pittock
Co-Presenter: Peter Cipkowski

127  11:30 AM to
12:45 PM
201 & 204GeneralALL Means ALL: Promoting Equity in Mathematics Education

Monday Box Lunch - Sponsored by Didax Education and Math Teachers Press, Inc.
The name Didax comes from the Greek, didaktikos, meaning "to teach." For over thirty years, Didax has specialized in helping educators to address individual learning styles and diverse student needs. Tested by teachers, parents, and children, each of their products is designed to meet a district educational need. In 2010, Math Teachers Press celebrated 30 years since they published the 1980 edition of "Moving with Math by Topic, a program developed to provide targeted, topic-specific intervention to students in grades 1 through 8. Despite all of the changes across the landscape of mathematics education, the mission at Math Teachers Press remains unchanged: to help all students succeed in mathematics - especially those who struggle most-while making the job of the teacher easier with handy organizational tools, user-friendly lesson plans, and web-based assessment and reporting to monitor student progress and provide accountability.

 

Lead Speaker: Suzanne Mitchell

137  12:30 PM to
2:30 PM
103BGeneralALL Means ALL: Promoting Equity in Mathematics Education

If You Want to Reach Them ALL, Don't Ignore Their Differences! Differentiating the Mathematics Classroom
Almost all teachers know about differentiation, but few mathematics teachers are actually implementing it in their classrooms in order to reach ALL students. Come participate in the structures of differentiation as they relate to the Common Core State Standards for Mathematical Practice and engagement. Gain tools to equip your teachers in significantly differentiating their instruction.

 

Lead Speaker: Nanci Smith

142  1:30 PM to
2:30 PM
113AGeneralALL Means ALL: Promoting Equity in Mathematics Education

Constructing a "Street Level" View of the Common Core State Standards: A Map for How All Students Learn Mathematics
How can education leaders engage teachers in analysis of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) to meet the needs of all students? A multi-state project developing innovative assessments linked to the CCSS is described. Participants will engage in the process of developing a learning map that articulates the mathematics students learn.

 

Lead Speaker: Kelli Thomas
Co-Presenter: Alan Sheinker
Co-Presenter: Perneet Sood
Co-Presenter: Angela Broaddus

144  1:30 PM to
2:30 PM
109Primary
(PK - 2)
ALL Means ALL: Promoting Equity in Mathematics Education

Enacting Effective RtI for Primary Grades Mathematics
Learn about a professional development program that incorporates the Common Core State Standards progressions and allows for a teacher growth mindset related to: 1) Deep understanding of arithmetic thinking and developing of robust numeracy; 2) Defining and measuring number sense and mathematical success; and 3) Clarification of the intent and requirements for RtI.

 

Lead Speaker: Alice Gabbard

148  1:30 PM to
2:30 PM
108AMiddle
(6 - 8)
ALL Means ALL: Promoting Equity in Mathematics Education

Success for Struggling Middle Grades Mathematics Students
Wheel is being used to help struggling students. It involves multiple approaches to teaching, expanded learning time, manipulatives, and fun. Success is measured by test scores, student surveys, and attitudes. Come discuss how teachers and administrators worked as a team with a mathematics coach to create lessons and change approaches.

 

Lead Speaker: Connie Schrock
Co-Presenter: Fred Hollingshead
Co-Presenter: Brad Mickens
Co-Presenter: Stacey Bell

150  2:45 PM to
3:45 PM
114GeneralALL Means ALL: Promoting Equity in Mathematics Education

Mathematics Scan (M-Scan): Using a Research Observational Measure for Professional Development in Mathematics Instructional Quality
This session describes a valid quantitative observational measure of mathematics instructional quality that can be used reliably, the Mathematics Scan (M-Scan). Presenter will discuss the nine dimensions of M-Scan by showing video clips of instruction. These dimensions are built on the work of researchers in mathematics education and the vision set forth by NCTM. Specifically, the measure takes theoretical principles and translates them into constructs that can be measured using classroom observational techniques. Session participants will be able to discuss ways the video clips are representative of the dimensions and measure quality of mathematics instruction. The presenter will present research findings and will include discussions among the presenter and session participants concerning ways to incorporate the nine M-Scan dimensions into professional development to provide educators with a framework for mathematics instructional quality. Robert Q. Berry, III., Ph.D is an Associate Professor of Mathematics Education at the University of Virginia in the Curry School of Education with an appointment in Curriculum Instruction and Special Education department, where he serves as the coordinator of the Elementary Education program. His research focuses on equity issues in mathematics education, mathematical instructional quality, and children's engineering. Currently he serves on the Board of Directors for the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics. Dr. Berry has served on several national mathematics education committees and task forces for NCTM, NCSM, AMTE, and the National Technology Leadership Summit (NTLS). He was recognized as the 2011 Mathematics Educator of the Year by the Virginia Council of Teachers of Mathematics (VCTM), and a recipient of the 2011 All-University Teaching Award from the University of Virginia. Presider: John Staley, NCSM Board

 

Lead Speaker: Robert Berry

155  2:45 PM to
3:45 PM
113CMiddle
(6 - 8)
ALL Means ALL: Promoting Equity in Mathematics Education

Partnering to Make Algebra 1 in Grade 8 Accessible for All: How a Large Urban District Worked with an Educational Non-Profit
This workshop offers explicit guidance for developing the foundations that produce a successful partnership. Participants will gain insight on lessons learned, necessary supports, and data points useful to prove that a partnership can yield student success within a cohesive district-driven initiative! Participants receive a template for creating their own successful partnerships.

 

Lead Speaker: Christine Hall
Co-Presenter: Laurie Speranzo

160  3:00 PM to
5:00 PM
105GeneralALL Means ALL: Promoting Equity in Mathematics Education

Five Practices to Ensure Equity and Access in the Classroom
The Thinking Through a Lesson Protocol (TTLP), developed by Dr. Margaret Smith and others at the University of Pittsburgh, engages teachers to think deeply about mathematics lessons. By anticipating, monitoring, selecting, sequencing, and connecting student work, teachers can develop and deepen students' understanding of key mathematical ideas.

 

Lead Speaker: Michael Fierle
Co-Presenter: Corinne Murawski

166  4:00 PM to
5:00 PM
113AIntermediate
(3 - 5)
ALL Means ALL: Promoting Equity in Mathematics Education

How Do We Reach Every Student at Every Level? Give Students Access to Relevant and Meaningful Mathematics Experiences!
This session will present and build upon how leaders and teachers can develop, model, and apply knowledge and strategies that reflect the importance of connecting mathematics to the context of students' experiences. Classroom examples will include mathematics centers, thematic units, field trips, and technology to promote student engagement and achievement.

 

Lead Speaker: Mary Zocchi

 
Strand 2 Sessions -- Tuesday, April 24, 2012
 
Strand 2: ALL Means ALL: Promoting Equity in Mathematics Education


208  8:45 AM to
9:45 AM
203Secondary
(9 - 12)
ALL Means ALL: Promoting Equity in Mathematics Education

Fostering Reasoning and Sense Making for All Students: Supporting the Goals of the Common Core State Standards for Mathematical Practice
Participants will examine issues and activities, which focus on making mathematical reasoning and sense making a reality for diverse students, such as low-performing, gifted, bilingual, disabled, and others based on the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics Reasoning and Sense Making Initiative. Connections will be made to the Common Core State Standards.

 

Lead Speaker: Marilyn Strutchens

214  8:45 AM to
10:15 AM
103BSecondary
(9 - 12)
ALL Means ALL: Promoting Equity in Mathematics Education

Together We Changed Mathematics Teaching and Learning
It started with one special education teacher and one mathematics teacher. Now almost 100 special education teachers are teaching the rigorous Common Core State Standards to high school students. Find out how these teachers from a large urban district learned the mathematical content and developed strategies to reach all students.

 

Lead Speaker: Amy Herman
Co-Presenter: Lynn Smith

221  10:00 AM to
11:00 AM
111Secondary
(9 - 12)
ALL Means ALL: Promoting Equity in Mathematics Education

Tools for Promoting Positive Self Beliefs
In what ways do students' self-beliefs impact their achievement? How about teacher beliefs? Research demonstrates that modest interventions hold tremendous power to transform students' academic identities. We will share some fresh ideas for addressing students' self-beliefs through the use of freely available online tools for educators.

 

Lead Speaker: Lisa Brown

226  10:45 AM to
12:15 PM
103CMiddle
(6 - 8)
ALL Means ALL: Promoting Equity in Mathematics Education

Powerful Professional Development Strategies That Help Teachers Improve Mathematics Instruction for Students with Learning Disabilities
Experience professional development activities that help teachers make their lessons more accessible to students with disabilities, while maintaining the integrity of the mathematics. Use a lesson planning process for aligning strategies with students' needs. Learn about ways to facilitate the activities effectively and leave with ideas to apply with teachers.

 

Lead Speaker: Amy Brodesky
Co-Presenter: Anna McTigue

245  2:45 PM to
3:45 PM
113AMiddle
(6 - 8)
ALL Means ALL: Promoting Equity in Mathematics Education

The Community-Based Mathematics Project of Philadelphia: Making Mathematics Locally Relevant for Teachers and Students
In this session, we describe growth in teachers' beliefs and practices through participation in a professional development program focused on locally relevant curricula. Teachers learned how to create culturally relevant lessons that highlight local data, practices, and challenges while simultaneously encouraging students' development of mathematical power.

 

Lead Speaker: Janine Remillard
Co-Presenter: Luke Reinke
Co-Presenter: Vivian Lim
Co-Presenter: Emily Magee

247  2:45 PM to
3:45 PM
111Secondary
(9 - 12)
ALL Means ALL: Promoting Equity in Mathematics Education

Algebra or Above for Every Freshman: Making it Happen!
Come and experience how an inner city school makes Algebra (or above) the first course for more than 98% of incoming freshmen. I will take you through how we did it, what we do to support our students, and how we are extending the support to our upper level courses.

 

Lead Speaker: Jeanette Scott

249  2:45 PM to
3:45 PM
108AMiddle
(6 - 8)
ALL Means ALL: Promoting Equity in Mathematics Education

Rebuilding Students' Cognitive Structures for Understanding Mathematics
In this interactive session, we will discuss Marilyn Burns' work with intervention students and her philosophy that re-teaching missed skills and concepts is not what is needed to accelerate learning-rather, it is necessary to rebuild students' cognitive structures for making sense of mathematics.

 

Lead Speaker: Marilyn Trow

 
Strand 2 Sessions -- Wednesday, April 25, 2012
 
Strand 2: ALL Means ALL: Promoting Equity in Mathematics Education


308  8:45 AM to
9:45 AM
113AMiddle
(6 - 8)
ALL Means ALL: Promoting Equity in Mathematics Education

Tapping into Potential: Developing a Culture That Supports a Growth Mindset and Fosters Perseverence in Mathematics
Do your students view challenging work as an opportunity to learn and grow? Do they make sense of problems and persevere in solving them? Come hear how rich mathematical tasks combined with effective, descriptive feedback can promote a growth mindset in both teachers and students.

 

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

316  10:00 AM to
11:00 PM
113AGeneralALL Means ALL: Promoting Equity in Mathematics Education

Building Collegiality Between Regular Education and Special Education Teachers to Meet the Needs of Struggling Students
Milwaukee Math Alliance Project is a professional development program for special education and regular education teachers. During this session participants will learn how teachers in this project have deepened their mathematical content knowledge, developed strategies for collaboration, and applied these skills to address student misunderstandings in mathematics.

 

Lead Speaker: Melissa Hedges
Co-Presenter: Judy Winn
Co-Presenter: Beth Schefelker
Co-Presenter: Christopher Gutherie

327  10:45 AM to
12:15 PM
103BMiddle
(6 - 8)
ALL Means ALL: Promoting Equity in Mathematics Education

Developing Routines of Practice to Help Mathematics Teachers Support the Mathematics and Language Development of Students Who Are English Learners
Learn about and experience mathematics and English language development routines that support mathematics teachers in their work with students who are English learners. Consider routines focused on mathematical diagramming and geometric visualization. Explore the use of these routines in professional development and instructional coaching settings.

 

Lead Speaker: Johannah Nikula
Co-Presenter: Mark Driscoll
Co-Presenter: Maria Teresa Sanchez

328  10:45 AM to
12:15 PM
107Middle
(6 - 8)
ALL Means ALL: Promoting Equity in Mathematics Education

Rowing with Both Oars: Engaging All Students to Raise Mathematics Achievement
When students aren't engaged in their learning, even skilled teachers can feel like they're rowing a boat using just one oar-exhausted and not getting where they want to go. Help teachers raise engagement and mathematics learning by promoting classroom discourse using rich formative assessment tasks, discussion, and analysis protocols.

 

Lead Speaker: Sendhil Revuluri
Co-Presenter: Joanne Baker
Co-Presenter: Nancy Mueller
Co-Presenter: Margie Pligge

349  2:45 PM to
3:45 PM
107Middle
(6 - 8)
ALL Means ALL: Promoting Equity in Mathematics Education

Teaching At-Risk Algebra Students to Be, Once Again, as Smart and Intrepid as They Were When They Were Six
Students who see mathematics as arbitrary and themselves as incapable need evidence that effort will pay off, that they CAN learn. See an NSF-supported "algebra-centric" strategy that employs puzzles and dialogues to help students develop algebraic habits of mind, seek structure and sense in mathematics, and gain competence and stamina.

 

Lead Speaker: E. Paul Goldenberg
Co-Presenter: June Mark
Co-Presenter: Mary Fries

352  2:45 PM to
3:45 PM
108BIntermediate
(3 - 5)
ALL Means ALL: Promoting Equity in Mathematics Education

The "X Factor"in Student Success: Intelligent Adaptive Learning
Blended learning models empower students to take more ownership of their own learning. During this session you will learn how the adaptive learning technology of DreamBox Math introduces an educational "X Factor" through the increase in student ownership of learning.

 

Lead Speaker: Casey Davidson

354  4:00 PM to
5:00 PM
111Intermediate
(3 - 5)
ALL Means ALL: Promoting Equity in Mathematics Education

Strategies for Mathematical Educational Leaders to Promote and Achieve Equity
This presentation will describe our work with teachers and administrators to help them meet a requirement to infuse culture and global issues in the mathematics classroom. Participants will explore activities based on global and cultural issues and discuss the ways to use them in mathematics lessons.

 

Lead Speaker: Chadd McGlone
Co-Presenter: Jim Barta

356  4:00 PM to
5:00 PM
113BGeneralALL Means ALL: Promoting Equity in Mathematics Education

TODOS Mathematics for ALL-Focusing on the Mathematics Education of Latino/Hispanic and Other Underrepresented Groups
TODOS members and others interested in our mission and goals (which can be found at todos-math.org) are invited to attend this session. We will review accomplishments, recognize sponsors and outgoing committee members, present the Iris Carl Award, and gather input from ALL on ideas to move TODOS forward. Join Us!

 

Lead Speaker: Bob McDonald
Co-Presenter: Don Balka

362  4:00 PM to
5:00 PM
108AGeneralALL Means ALL: Promoting Equity in Mathematics Education

Realizing the Brilliance of Black Children in Mathematics: A Case for Continued Advocacy and Equity Work
The Benjamin Banneker Association (BBA) is a non-profit organization of individuals and groups that has been working for over 25 years on equity issues and advocacy for the mathematics education of Black children. Participants will engage in a dialogue around solutions for addressing the achievement gap.

 

Lead Speaker: Cheryl Adeyemi

365  4:00 PM to
5:00 PM
108BIntermediate
(3 - 5)
ALL Means ALL: Promoting Equity in Mathematics Education

Visualize Math: Instructional Math Software Proven Successful at Scale
Experience ST Math's visual approach to learning math through our neuroscience-based, common-core aligned, interactive K-5 software. Learn about the effectiveness of our integrated instructional system in large scale implementation in urban districts across the U.S. Analyze how this blended learning, mastery-based, web-delivered software can help your district close the achievement gap.

 

Lead Speaker: Erich Zeller