2012 NCSM Annual Conference

Strand 3 Sessions

Session information last updated: 4-12-2012

 
Strand 3 Sessions -- Monday, April 23, 2012
 
Strand 3: Mathematics Leaders Translate Vision to Practice: Developing and Supporting Coaches, Specialists, and Teacher Leaders


105  9:30 AM to
10:30 AM
113AGeneralMathematics Leaders Translate Vision to Practice: Developing and Supporting Coaches, Specialists, and Teacher Leaders

NCSM Past Presidents Present a Fast-Paced Program on Profound, Practical Solutions to Particular Issues Faced by Mathematics Leaders
The NCSM past presidents will address the following topics: 1) Enlightening principals and administrators about quality mathematical teaching; 2) Improving teachers' mathematical content knowledge; and 3) Responding to your issues and challenges in discussion with all participants.

 

Lead Speaker: Larry Bradsby, NCSM Past President, Lakewood, CO
Co-Presenter: NCSM PAST PRESIDENTS

106  9:30 AM to
10:30 AM
108AGeneralMathematics Leaders Translate Vision to Practice: Developing and Supporting Coaches, Specialists, and Teacher Leaders

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: Dianne DeMille

113  9:30 AM to
11:30 AM
103AGeneralMathematics Leaders Translate Vision to Practice: Developing and Supporting Coaches, Specialists, and Teacher Leaders

Key Strategies for Having Crucial Coaching Conversations
What are effective strategies for working together when teachers' beliefs and teaching practices differ from a coach's beliefs and recommended teaching practices? In this interactive session we will examine problematic coaching situations and consider possibilities for handling them in constructive ways that result in improved relationships and instruction.

 

Lead Speaker: Jane Kise
Co-Presenter: Lucy West

116  9:30 AM to
11:30 AM
103CGeneralMathematics Leaders Translate Vision to Practice: Developing and Supporting Coaches, Specialists, and Teacher Leaders

Helping Teachers Transition to the Common Core State Standards: What They Need to Know NOW
Understanding the language and intention of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) can be challenging. In this session we will discuss the CCSS for Mathematical Practice and share strategies for making them come alive. We will also include activities aimed at making connections between the properties of operations for a range of grade levels.

 

Lead Speaker: Julie McNamara
Co-Presenter: Patty Clark

118  10:45 AM to
11:45 AM
114GeneralMathematics Leaders Translate Vision to Practice: Developing and Supporting Coaches, Specialists, and Teacher Leaders

Leadership Discipline: Removing Barriers and Sustaining a Coherent Effort to Translate Vision to Practice!
There are 1400+ books on vision development and only 131 on vision implementation. Why are there 10 times as many books on vision creation as vision implementation? Because it is just so hard to turn vision (such as the CCSS) into realized and sustainable action by adults and students. This motivational message will reveal ten essential leadership practices that will help you support and sustain meaningful vision implementation in your school programs and your leadership life. Based on the 2nd Disciopline in the Five Disciplines of PLC leaders, we will examine how to effectively weave accountability and celebration into a matched pair that achieves our vision for school improvement and change. Timothy D. Kanold, PhD, is an award-winning mathematics educational leader. He is the former director of mathematics and science, and superintendent at Stevenson HSD 125, Chicago, Illinois. He is a past president of NCSM (2007-2009) and led the task force development of The PRIME Leadership Framework: Principles and Indicators for Mathematics Education Leaders. He has authored numerous articles and books on school mathematics and leadership over the past decade. His latest books include The Five Disciplines of PLC Leaders (Solution Tree, 2012) and What Every Principal Needs to Know about the Teaching and Learning of Mathematics (Solution Tree, 2012 with Briars and Fennell). Kanold received the prestigious international 10 Damen Award for outstanding contributions to the leadership field in education from Loyola University Chicago and was a 1986 Presidential Award recipient for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching. Kanold's blog, "Turning Vision Into Action," can be found at tkanold.blogspot.com. Presider: Donna Karsten, NCSM Regional Director, Canadian Regional

 

Lead Speaker: Timothy Kanold

134  12:15 PM to
1:15 AM
113CIntermediate
(3 - 5)
Mathematics Leaders Translate Vision to Practice: Developing and Supporting Coaches, Specialists, and Teacher Leaders

Translating Research to Practice: Teaching Mathematics in Depth
Part of the national conversation about the Common Core State Standards for Mathematical Practice is about implementation of these standards. How will they be taught? This session reveals a framework to teach elementary mathematics in depth. The framework is revealed in the context of the practice of one school's exemplary instructional mathematics coach.

 

Lead Speaker: Joanne LaFramenta

129  12:15 PM to
1:15 PM
109GeneralMathematics Leaders Translate Vision to Practice: Developing and Supporting Coaches, Specialists, and Teacher Leaders

Transitioning to the Common Core State Standards: The Mathematics Specialist Leads the Way!
The mathematics specialist, instructional leader, and coach have become the defacto "transition agents" for the Common Core State Standards (CCSS). Now what? This session will explore activities that "work" as specialists lead efforts to unpack the content domains and develop look for's related to the CCSS for Mathematical Practice.

 

Lead Speaker: Francis (Skip) Fennell
Co-Presenter: Jonathan Wray
Co-Presenter: Kay Sammons
Co-Presenter: Beth Kobett

130  12:15 PM to
1:15 PM
111GeneralMathematics Leaders Translate Vision to Practice: Developing and Supporting Coaches, Specialists, and Teacher Leaders

Coaching Tools for Supporting the Common Core State Standards for Mathematical Practice
If a student is demonstrating proficiency in a mathematical practice, what would you be observing? This question is part of our coaching framework to connect desired student outcomes to teacher moves. We will share our model and a collection of tools that coaches can use to help teachers in this process.

 

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

131  12:15 PM to
1:15 PM
113AGeneralMathematics Leaders Translate Vision to Practice: Developing and Supporting Coaches, Specialists, and Teacher Leaders

Coaching Corner: Resources for Mathematics Specialists-Website
NCSM announces the addition of Coaching Corner: Resources for Mathematics Specialists to its website. The resources in the website are designed to support the work of mathematics specialists and leaders of coaching programs. We will explore the resources provided on the website and have an interactive discussion about their use.

 

Lead Speaker: Donna Karsten, NCSM Regional Director
Co-Presenter: Susan Birnie, NCSM Regional Director
Co-Presenter: Ted Hull
Co-Presenter: Hope Bjerke, NCSM Regional Director
Co-Presenter: Aimee Evans, NCSM Secretary
Co-Presenter: Laura Godfrey, NCSM Regional Director
Co-Presenter: Beverley Kimes, NCSM Nominations Chair

135  12:15 PM to
1:15 PM
108AIntermediate
(3 - 5)
Mathematics Leaders Translate Vision to Practice: Developing and Supporting Coaches, Specialists, and Teacher Leaders

Give Me Five! Five Coach-Teacher-Principal Collaborations to Promote Mathematics Success
Discover five innovative professional learning structures that transform mathematics classrooms into shared learning spaces for collaborations and leadership among coaches, teachers, and principals! Presenters will share the necessary tools and protocol to get started, including authentic video. Complimentary Give Me Five! resources will be given to the first 50 attendees.

 

Lead Speaker: Janice Bradley
Co-Presenter: Dana Cargill

136  12:15 PM to
1:15 PM
108BMiddle
(6 - 8)
Mathematics Leaders Translate Vision to Practice: Developing and Supporting Coaches, Specialists, and Teacher Leaders

Making All of the Pieces Fit Together-Providing Your Teachers with the Tools They Need
See how mathematics leaders can provide teachers the tools they need to succeed in teaching the Common Core State Standards to 21st Century middle school students. This presentation will address the Common Core Process Standards, Digital Delivery, Formative and Summative Assessment, Multi-media, Interactivity, the Paperless Classroom, Teacher Collaboration, and Student Devices.

 

Lead Speaker: Joseph Irby

138  12:30 PM to
2:30 PM
107Intermediate
(3 - 5)
Mathematics Leaders Translate Vision to Practice: Developing and Supporting Coaches, Specialists, and Teacher Leaders

Coaching the Teaching of Measurement: A Focus on Core Conceptual Principles
U.S. students' mastery of spatial measurement (length, area, volume) is weak and teachers are often ill-prepared to teach even standard procedures well. This session will illustrate a tested approach to professional development that K-8 coaches can use to build teachers' knowledge of core issues of measurement.

 

Lead Speaker: Jack Smith

139  12:30 PM to
2:30 PM
103CIntermediate
(3 - 5)
Mathematics Leaders Translate Vision to Practice: Developing and Supporting Coaches, Specialists, and Teacher Leaders

Leading the Way Towards Productive Discussions in Mathematics Class
This session is intended for mathematics leaders aiming to help teachers use productive discussions in mathematics class. Using video from actual mathematics classes, participants will explore five talk moves that promote student learning. Following, the facilitator will describe strategies that leaders can use to help teachers incorporate these moves in their practice.

 

Lead Speaker: Nancy Anderson

140  12:30 PM to
2:30 PM
103AMiddle
(6 - 8)
Mathematics Leaders Translate Vision to Practice: Developing and Supporting Coaches, Specialists, and Teacher Leaders

Developing Teacher Leaders and Teams
Too often, teachers facing the same challenges are not working productively together. Learn some strategies to develop teacher leaders' pedagogical content knowledge and leadership confidence and skill, and to help teacher collaborative teams work collegially together towards important goals and produce results that help students learn.

 

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

141  1:30 PM to
2:30 PM
114GeneralMathematics Leaders Translate Vision to Practice: Developing and Supporting Coaches, Specialists, and Teacher Leaders

Making Mathematics Visible by Transforming Teacher Practice
Add new LIFE to your leadership style and LIBERATE your leadership practices. As mathematics leaders, we must make mathematics learning more visible by applying new leadership tools created to support the Common Core State Standards.

 

Lead Speaker: Suzanne Mitchell

154  2:45 PM to
3:45 PM
109Middle
(6 - 8)
Mathematics Leaders Translate Vision to Practice: Developing and Supporting Coaches, Specialists, and Teacher Leaders

Professional Development Empowering Teachers to Collaborate, Research Resources, and Develop Algebra Lessons Integrating Technology That Address the CCSS for Mathematical Practice
A professional development project supporting teacher teams to develop educative curriculum materials for algebra topics identified as challenging to teach or tough to learn will be described. The process that teams went through to develop materials, team teachers' experiences using the materials, and samples of student work will be shared.

 

Lead Speaker: Fay Zenigami
Co-Presenter: Judith Olson
Co-Presenter: Melfried Olson
Co-Presenter: Hannah Slovin

162  3:00 PM to
5:00 PM
103CMiddle
(6 - 8)
Mathematics Leaders Translate Vision to Practice: Developing and Supporting Coaches, Specialists, and Teacher Leaders

Lessons Learned from Using Classroom Video: School-Based Teacher Leaders-A Statewide Professional Development Project for Coaches and Teachers
Powerful use of personal classroom video: In a five-year project, cohorts of secondary mathematics teachers used their own classroom videos to study and implement strategies to promote mathematics success for at-risk students. Participants will interact with video vignettes of students, teachers, and coaches. Teacher and student data will be provided.

 

Lead Speaker: Jon Manon
Co-Presenter: Janice McCarthy

163  3:00 PM to
5:00 PM
103ASecondary
(9 - 12)
Mathematics Leaders Translate Vision to Practice: Developing and Supporting Coaches, Specialists, and Teacher Leaders

Translation of Vision to Practice: Learning from the TIMSS Videos
Concrete examples can help educators bring the Common Core State Standards to life in the classroom. The TIMSS videos, now freely available online, can provide leaders with tools to translate vision into practice. The videos will enable session participants to view, explore, and discuss the content taught in mathematics classrooms in seven countries.

 

Lead Speaker: Patsy Wang-Iverson
Co-Presenter: Gail Hood
Co-Presenter: Richard Askey

168  4:00 PM to
5:00 PM
113BSecondary
(9 - 12)
Mathematics Leaders Translate Vision to Practice: Developing and Supporting Coaches, Specialists, and Teacher Leaders

Enabling Teachers to Use Student Thinking: Shaping Instruction to Inform Practice
Grounded in research-based non-negotiable principles for effective formative assessment, participants will consider how to design professional development using artifacts such as videoclips or student work to help teachers reflect on their practice and how to use technology to help teachers make assessment for learning part of the routine of teaching.

 

Lead Speaker: Gail Burrill

 
Strand 3 Sessions -- Tuesday, April 24, 2012
 
Strand 3: Mathematics Leaders Translate Vision to Practice: Developing and Supporting Coaches, Specialists, and Teacher Leaders


203  8:45 AM to
9:45 AM
113CGeneralMathematics Leaders Translate Vision to Practice: Developing and Supporting Coaches, Specialists, and Teacher Leaders

To Coach or Not to Coach...What Is the Payoff?
Participants will examine materials and activities used by district mathematics leaders to create lasting instructional changes in the mathematics classrooms of a large urban district. Experience and learn how mathematics leaders examined practices and used coaching skills, with an equity lens, in order to promote changes in instruction.

 

Lead Speaker: Lee Ann Pruske
Co-Presenter: Astrid Fossum
Co-Presenter: Cynthia Cuellar

209  8:45 AM to
9:45 AM
108ASecondary
(9 - 12)
Mathematics Leaders Translate Vision to Practice: Developing and Supporting Coaches, Specialists, and Teacher Leaders

T3 Coaching: Implementing the Technology-Enriched Classroom to Enable Student Success
Come learn how individualized coaching from leading experts can help your educators effectively integrate TI technology in their classrooms. T3 coaches collaborate with teachers and schools to determine how best to use TI technology, with the goal of increased student learning.

 

Lead Speaker: Margaret Bambrick

216  10:00 AM to
11:00 AM
113AGeneralMathematics Leaders Translate Vision to Practice: Developing and Supporting Coaches, Specialists, and Teacher Leaders

Engaging Mathematics Teachers in Exploring the Role of Culture in Mathematics Teaching and Learning
We describe a mini-course for mathematics teachers that explores the role of culture in mathematics teaching and learning. Participants will review mini-course assignments, read excerpts from teacher assignments, and discuss the impacts on teachers' perceptions of equity and diversity.

 

Lead Speaker: Jodie Novak
Co-Presenter: Clark Dollard
Co-Presenter: Frieda Parker

218  10:00 AM to
11:00 AM
203Intermediate
(3 - 5)
Mathematics Leaders Translate Vision to Practice: Developing and Supporting Coaches, Specialists, and Teacher Leaders

Relationships Between Content Knowledge and Authority and Their Influence on Teaching Practice and Reflection: Implications for Professional Development
I will describe cases of four teachers to illustrate the ways that elementary teachers' mathematical content knowledge (high/low) and locus of authority (internal/external) interact and influence their instructional practices and their reflections on their teaching. We will then discuss implications for professional development for each of these types of teachers.

 

Lead Speaker: Denise Spangler

222  10:00 AM to
11:00 AM
108AIntermediate
(3 - 5)
Mathematics Leaders Translate Vision to Practice: Developing and Supporting Coaches, Specialists, and Teacher Leaders

Core PD: Understanding the Common Core State Standards for Mathematical Practice
Learn about ETA/Cuisenaire's newest resource for professional learning. Core PD will provide web-based professional development which can be implemented as self-study, learning community, or hybrid models. The first Core PD course helps elementary teachers understand the Common Core State Standards for Mathematical Practice. Join us to learn more!

 

Lead Speaker: Sara Moore

224  10:45 AM to
12:15 PM
105GeneralMathematics Leaders Translate Vision to Practice: Developing and Supporting Coaches, Specialists, and Teacher Leaders

Professionals Practicing the Practices: Incorporating the Standards for Mathematical Practice into Professional Development and Learning Communities
The Common Core State Standards for Mathematical Practice are the heart of quality mathematics instruction. Learn how to incorporate the practice of the Practices into the professional development and learning communities you facilitate, so the use of these Core Mathematical Practices can take root in teacher leaders and coaches and subsequently translate into classroom practice.

 

Lead Speaker: Corinne Murawski
Co-Presenter: Michael Fierle

238  2:45 PM to
3:45 PM
114GeneralMathematics Leaders Translate Vision to Practice: Developing and Supporting Coaches, Specialists, and Teacher Leaders

So, You're a Mathematics Instructional Leader, Specialist, or Coach? What's That All About Anyway?
This session will trace the background and challenges of those who, every day, serve schools and school disticts as math resource teachers, elementary mathematics specialists, coaches, and instructional leaders. We'll consider questions like: How'd you get this ob anyway? Does the princpal know you'r here today? Oh, I'm in charge of the CCSS implementation in my school? and others that relate to the role and impact of elementary school mathematics specialists, coaches, and instructional leaders. Dr. Francis (Skip) Fennell is a mathematics educator and has experience as a classroom teacher, a principal, and a supervisor of instruction. He is currently Professor of Education and coordinator of the graduate-level program in elementary education at McDaniel College. Recently, Dr. Fennell became the first recipient of the endowed Bowlsbey Chair at McDaniel College. He is also Past-President of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics. Widely published in professional journals and textbooks related to elementary and middle-grade mathematics education, Skip has also authored chapters in yearbooks and resource books published in the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics. In addition, he has played key leadership roles. In the Research Council of Mathematics Learning, the Mathematics Sciences Education Board, the National Science Foundation, the Maryland Mathematics Commission, the United States National Commission for Mathematics Instruction, and the Association for Mathematics Teacher Educators. Dr. Fennell served on the National Mathematics Advisory Panel, chairing the Conceptual Knowledge and Skills Task Group. Dr. Fennell earned his bachelor's degree from Lock Haven University of Pennsylvania and a master's from Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania before receiving a Ph.D from The Pennsylvania State University. Presider, Hope Bjerke, NCSM Regional Director

 

Lead Speaker: Francis (Skip) Fennell

240  2:45 PM to
3:45 PM
103CGeneralMathematics Leaders Translate Vision to Practice: Developing and Supporting Coaches, Specialists, and Teacher Leaders

I Tweet; Therefore, I Learn
Heard all the hype about Twitter? Wondering how it's helped mathematics leaders improve their practice? Thinking about developing your own personal learning network or helping teachers develop theirs? In this workshop I'll share stories and tips on using Twitter to build a community to support mathematics professional development.

 

Lead Speaker: Max Ray

243  2:45 PM to
3:45 PM
107Intermediate
(3 - 5)
Mathematics Leaders Translate Vision to Practice: Developing and Supporting Coaches, Specialists, and Teacher Leaders

Perceptions of Elementary Mathematics Coaching
How do perceptions of coaching programs impede or enable their effectiveness? How is the work done between coaches and teachers sustained? Through examination of two case studies of coaching programs, participants will discuss the implications of what happens in a classroom once the coach leaves the room.

 

Lead Speaker: Shannon Larsen

244  2:45 PM to
3:45 PM
113CIntermediate
(3 - 5)
Mathematics Leaders Translate Vision to Practice: Developing and Supporting Coaches, Specialists, and Teacher Leaders

Using Technology to Enhance Professional Development of Elementary Educators
Mathematics leaders will learn about a new project called MathLanding that focuses on improving the mathematics knowledge and instructional practice of elementary educators. Developed primarily for mathematics specialists, coaches, and mentors, MathLanding harnesses the best of the web for use as an effective, technology-driven professional development tool.

 

Lead Speaker: Betsy Peisach
Co-Presenter: Pat Hemler

248  2:45 PM to
3:45 PM
103BSecondary
(9 - 12)
Mathematics Leaders Translate Vision to Practice: Developing and Supporting Coaches, Specialists, and Teacher Leaders

Developing Powerful Professional Learning Communities-Online: Improving Teachers' Instructional Practice-Anytime, Anywhere
The best professional development is ongoing, in-depth, and job embedded. The difficulty in this fiscally challenging climate is delivering it. This interactive session shares the research and design from our online lesson study community that proves to increase knowledge of mathematics for teaching while sharpening teachers' focus on student understanding.

 

Lead Speaker: M. Hope Yursa
Co-Presenter: Jason Silverman

 
Strand 3 Sessions -- Wednesday, April 25, 2012
 
Strand 3: Mathematics Leaders Translate Vision to Practice: Developing and Supporting Coaches, Specialists, and Teacher Leaders


307  8:45 AM to
9:45 AM
203Intermediate
(3 - 5)
Mathematics Leaders Translate Vision to Practice: Developing and Supporting Coaches, Specialists, and Teacher Leaders

Advancing the Goal and Meeting the Challenges: Research Findings That Inform Coaching's Potential for Effective, On-Site, Professional Development
Recent research indicates that coaching's potential for increasing instructional capacity and improving student achievement is influenced by variables spanning knowledge, focus, and collaboration. This session will present these findings and then engage the participants in a practical exercise addressing use of these findings to inform practice and policy.

 

Lead Speaker: Patricia Campbell

314  8:45 AM to
10:15 AM
103BSecondary
(9 - 12)
Mathematics Leaders Translate Vision to Practice: Developing and Supporting Coaches, Specialists, and Teacher Leaders

Supporting the Development of Coaching in a Mathematics Teacher Leadership Program: Experiences of an Elementary, Middle, and High School Teacher
Coaching is a powerful avenue for moving classroom teachers into teacher leadership and for heightening the skill set of current teacher leaders. In this session, instructors and teachers from the Math TLC Teacher Leadership Program describe their experiences in a mathematics instructional coaching course.

 

Lead Speaker: Jodie Novak
Co-Presenter: Nina McGibney
Co-Presenter: Diane Mickelson
Co-Presenter: Beth Sasse

324  10:45 AM to
12:15 PM
103AGeneralMathematics Leaders Translate Vision to Practice: Developing and Supporting Coaches, Specialists, and Teacher Leaders

Powerful Teacher Leadership Emerges from Coaching Communities of Practice
Learn how two teachers, Morgan (gen-ed teacher) and Melanie (special-ed teacher), collaborated with Coach Lucy West to transform their planning and instructional practices in just four sessions and got profound results. Tools, practices, and video clips will be used in this interactive session to ensure participant understanding of the process.

 

Lead Speaker: Lucy West
Co-Presenter: Morgan Eig
Co-Presenter: Melanie Macioce

325  10:45 AM to
12:15 PM
105Primary
(PK - 2)
Mathematics Leaders Translate Vision to Practice: Developing and Supporting Coaches, Specialists, and Teacher Leaders

Coaching Early Childhood Teachers: Experiences, Challenges, Changes, and Results in a High-Need, Urban Setting
This session will focus on a two-year coaching project in a Pre-kindergarten setting. Videoclips, work samples, teacher interviews, and child outcome data will be presented along with opportunities to share coaching experiences via website interactions. Participants will be involved in a coaching session: 1) Reflecting; 2) Reviewing; and 3) Planning.

 

Lead Speaker: Juanita Copley
Co-Presenter: SaraJo Hannes

331  11:15 AM to
12:15 PM
113CGeneralMathematics Leaders Translate Vision to Practice: Developing and Supporting Coaches, Specialists, and Teacher Leaders

Choosing and Using Videos for Professional Learning
How to select, evaluate, and use professional learning videos as worthwhile mathematics experiences for teachers, specialists, and administrators. Participants will view, categorize, and evaluate videos, and plan how to best incorporate them into professional learning activities to enhance mathematical content knowledge for teaching.

 

Lead Speaker: Lois Williams
Co-Presenter: Marguerite Mason

334  11:15 AM to
12:15 PM
203GeneralMathematics Leaders Translate Vision to Practice: Developing and Supporting Coaches, Specialists, and Teacher Leaders

Exploring the Learning Power of PISA
We present an overview of the Program in International Student Assessment (PISA) in mathematics, including the mathematics framework, sample tasks from the assessment, and findings regarding U.S. student performance. We will also engage attendees with professional development materials we are developing that feature PISA mathematics tasks at the core.

 

Lead Speaker: Edward Silver
Co-Presenter: Patricia Kenney

339  2:45 PM to
3:45 PM
114GeneralMathematics Leaders Translate Vision to Practice: Developing and Supporting Coaches, Specialists, and Teacher Leaders

Principals and Mathematics Specialists Embark on a Revolutionary Journey
"We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness." Therefore be it resolved, that holding strongly to the belief that all students have an equal right to learn mathematics and convinced by research that Mathematics Specialists working in schools with classroom teachers can make a difference in student learning, and recognizing that teaching and learning are collaborative endeavors, members of the mathematics community in the sovereign Commonwealth of Virginia, have banded together to support principals and Mathematics Specialists on their Revolutionary Journey to improve the mathematics learning for All. During this session, we will set the stage for our current work through an historical accounting of our work with elementary Mathematics Specialists over the last 10 years, including evidence that although course work and professional development are critical components, they alone are not enough to ensure Mathematics Specialists' success. We learned that strong soldiers do not an army make. Strong administrators, who understand the mission, and can lead collaboratively, are essential to obtaining and sustaining success. The role of building principals and Central Office administrators has to be addressed. This is a key component of our new grant work in Virginia. We will share details on the series of workshops designed to help principals understand reform-based mathematics, the role of the mathematics specialist, and the positive impact that collaborative teaching and learning can have on student success. Evidence from our recent Rural Initiative (Discovery K-12) and our Middle School (MSP) NSF grants will be included. You are invited to join us as we put our vision to practice and embark on this Revolutionary Journey of Life, Liberty and Mathematics for ALL. William Haver, Vandi Hodges, and Vickie Inge have collaborated to lead the development and implementation of an effective mathematics specialist program in the Commonwealth of Virginia. They have served on the course development teams and have taught many of the mathematics courses and leadership courses that prepare individuals to serve as coaches. William (Bill) Haver is Professor of Mathematics and former chair of the mathematics department at Virginia Commonwealth University. He received his B.S. from Bates College, M.S. from Rutgers University and Ph.D. in mathematics from SUNY-Binghamton. He has held appointments at University of Tennessee, Bates College and the Institute for Advanced Study. He chaired the committee on Curriculum Renewal Across the First Two Years of the Mathematical Association of America that developed the MAA College Algebra Guidelines that call for a modeling based approach and is supporting institutions that are implementing these guidelines. He currently is PI on two MSP Institute grants that prepare individuals to serve as Mathematics Specialists in elementary and middle schools. Dr. Haver provides support for the research projects that are designed to determine the impact of Mathematics Specialists on the teachers with whom they work and on the learning of the students in their schools Vandi Hodges recently retired as the K-12 Mathematics Coordinator for Hanover County. She now works part time at Virginia Commonwealth University teaching and assisting with NSF- MSP grant work. She co-chaired the Middle School Taskforce initiated by the Virginia Mathematics and Science Coalition leading to the current MSP "Mathematics Specialist in Middle Schools" project. Vandi served as President of the Virginia Council of Teachers of Mathematics (VCTM), President of the Virginia Council for Mathematics Supervision (VCMS) and was honored in 2009 with the VCMS Leadership in Education Award. Vickie Inge is the Director of Mathematics Outreach at the University of Virginia School of Continuing and Professional Studies and serves as a member of the Virginia Mathematics and Science Coalition. In the fall of 2002, she chaired a task force, appointed by the Virginia Mathematics and Science Coalition (VMSC) board, to prepare a case and to write a report to present to LEAs, DOE, BOE and policy makers as to how a mathematics teacher specialist will improve student learning. preparation, and licensure. Vickie has served as President of the Virginia Council of Teachers of Mathematics (VCTM) and President of the Virginia Council of Mathematics Supervision (VCMS). Presider: Linda Fulmore, Arizona

 

Lead Speaker: William Haver
Co-Presenter: Vickie Inge
Co-Presenter: Vandi Hodges

340  2:45 PM to
3:45 PM
103AGeneralMathematics Leaders Translate Vision to Practice: Developing and Supporting Coaches, Specialists, and Teacher Leaders

Providing High-Quality Professional Development: Understanding Challenges and Providing Supports for District-Based Facilitators
Explore ways to address the challenges that mathematics leaders face when facilitating professional development in their districts. Consider models for training institutes, video cases of facilitation episodes, and examples of online approaches that were developed to support facilitators of two professional development programs on improving the accessibility of mathematics instruction.

 

Lead Speaker: Babette Moeller
Co-Presenter: Marvin Cohen
Co-Presenter: Lynn Goldsmith
Co-Presenter: Amy Brodesky

345  2:45 PM to
3:45 PM
113CGeneralMathematics Leaders Translate Vision to Practice: Developing and Supporting Coaches, Specialists, and Teacher Leaders

Math Learning 2.0: New Opportunities for Collaborative Teaching and Learning with Internet-Based Tools
An expanding community of mathematics educators and software developers are utilizing a variety of social networking environments to share new ideas in mathematics education. Join us for a roundtable discussion to find out how teachers are taking advantage of these Web 2.0 communities to enhance mathematical learning.

 

Lead Speaker: Ihor Charischak
Co-Presenter: David Weksler

358  4:00 PM to
5:00 PM
113AIntermediate
(3 - 5)
Mathematics Leaders Translate Vision to Practice: Developing and Supporting Coaches, Specialists, and Teacher Leaders

K-8 Mathematics Specialist Program: An Evaluation Study
This session reports on a research study conducted in 2010-11 in Spotsylvania County Schools, Virginia. The focus of the study is the effect of having mathematics specialists in elementary and middle schools. Three-year data is used in the analysis of state test scores, beliefs, perceptions, and pedagogical content knowledge.

 

Lead Speaker: Gary Galluzzo
Co-Presenter: Jackie Getgood

363  4:00 PM to
5:00 PM
103AGeneralMathematics Leaders Translate Vision to Practice: Developing and Supporting Coaches, Specialists, and Teacher Leaders

Lesson Study
There is growing recognition of the power of lesson study for improving teaching and learning. Lesson study becomes even more useful and important as we work to implement the Common Core State Standards. This Special Interest Group brings together current and future practitioners of lesson study to share strategies and resources.

 

Lead Speaker: Thomas McDougal