2012 NCSM Annual Conference

Strand 5 Sessions

Session information last updated: 4-12-2012

 
Strand 5 Sessions -- Monday, April 23, 2012
 
Strand 5: Leadership to Enhance Mathematics Teaching and Learning for All: Helping administrators and other leaders support high quality mathematics instruction


102  7:30 AM to
8:00 AM
Grand BallroomGeneralLeadership to Enhance Mathematics Teaching and Learning for All: Helping administrators and other leaders support high quality mathematics instruction

Welcome to the 44th Annual NCSM Conference
The opening session of the 44th Annual NCSM Conference.

 

Lead Speaker: Suzanne Mitchell
Co-Presenter: Denise Walston

111  9:30 AM to
10:30 AM
109Secondary
(9 - 12)
Leadership to Enhance Mathematics Teaching and Learning for All: Helping administrators and other leaders support high quality mathematics instruction

Toward A New Normal in High School Mathematics Instruction
How can we motivate our nation's high schools to embrace and move toward "new norms" for mathematics teaching and learning, a STEM-Wise approach centered on problem-based instruction? This session will provide evidence-based research on how a statewide program engaged administrators, teachers, and specialists in doing just that!

 

Lead Speaker: Jamila Riser
Co-Presenter: Jon Manon
Co-Presenter: Janice McCarthy
Co-Presenter: Valerie Maxwell

114  9:30 AM to
11:30 AM
105GeneralLeadership to Enhance Mathematics Teaching and Learning for All: Helping administrators and other leaders support high quality mathematics instruction

Raising Awareness and Expectations of Mathematics Teachers: A Mathematics Leadership Team's Approach
What is the level of questioning and student engagement in your middle and high school mathematics classrooms? See how one large suburban district of more than 60,000 students developed and used an observation model to provide focused feedback and professional development for individual schools that improved and enhanced instruction.

 

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

120  10:45 AM to
11:45 AM
203GeneralLeadership to Enhance Mathematics Teaching and Learning for All: Helping administrators and other leaders support high quality mathematics instruction

Tilling the Soil for the Common Core State Standards: Ten Essential Mathematics Leader Mindsets and their Implications for Action
Given the game-changing nature of the Common Core State Standands for Mathematical Practice, effective leadership shepherding and supporting their implementation is non-negotiable. But exactly what can and must we do? We'll look at a set of key organizing mindsets and their implications that should guide our actions in the coming months.

 

Lead Speaker: Steven Leinwand

124  10:45 AM to
11:45 AM
113AMiddle
(6 - 8)
Leadership to Enhance Mathematics Teaching and Learning for All: Helping administrators and other leaders support high quality mathematics instruction

Using NCTM's Freely Available Reflection Guides to Provide Professional Development to Mathematics Learning Communities
Reflection Guides for NCTM journals provide teacher-leaders and coaches with a rich resource for professional development. A motivating article from Mathematics Teaching in the Middle School, "Using Students' Work as a Lens on Algebraic Thinking" by Driscoll and Moyer will be the focus to model a professional development session for teachers.

 

Lead Speaker: Chonda Long

133  12:15 PM to
1:15 PM
203GeneralLeadership to Enhance Mathematics Teaching and Learning for All: Helping administrators and other leaders support high quality mathematics instruction

How Do You Know Your Professional Development Makes a Difference?
After the question, "What do my teachers need to learn and how can they learn it?" comes the question: "How do we know the professional development we offered made a difference?" This session addresses processes, strategies, and tools that can be used to assess the impact of professional development.

 

Lead Speaker: Carolyn Felux
Co-Presenter: Marji Freeman

143  1:30 PM to
2:30 PM
113CGeneralLeadership to Enhance Mathematics Teaching and Learning for All: Helping administrators and other leaders support high quality mathematics instruction

Get Connected! Become an NCSM Affiliate
Learn how to form or enhance your mathematics leadership organization by becoming an NCSM affiliate. You will gain a national perspective, have first-hand access to the NCSM publications and projects, and the opportunity to participate in leadership development events.

 

Lead Speaker: Cheryl Avalos

149  1:30 PM to
2:30 PM
108BIntermediate
(3 - 5)
Leadership to Enhance Mathematics Teaching and Learning for All: Helping administrators and other leaders support high quality mathematics instruction

Differentiating Mathematics Instruction with Quantiles and Technology
Would mathematics learning improve if teachers knew what students were ready to learn? Often, the most common instructional model in mathematics is to teach content, then rebuild gaps. With new technology-based tools, this paradigm can be flipped with a preventive approach to mathematics instruction.

 

Lead Speaker: Diane Glass
Co-Presenter: Linda Schoenbrodt

159  3:00 PM to
5:00 PM
103BGeneralLeadership to Enhance Mathematics Teaching and Learning for All: Helping administrators and other leaders support high quality mathematics instruction

Developing Mathematics Leaders' Capacity and a Model for Understanding the Relationship(s) Between Curriculum Materials Use and Equity
In this session we will discuss a model for understanding the relationship(s) between curriculum materials use and equity; explore the relationship between district mathematics leaders' capacity for equity and the materials capacity for equity, that meets the needs of ALL students in the mathematics classroom.

 

Lead Speaker: Comfort Akwaji-Anderson
Co-Presenter: Mary Gichobi

165  4:00 PM to
5:00 PM
109GeneralLeadership to Enhance Mathematics Teaching and Learning for All: Helping administrators and other leaders support high quality mathematics instruction

Helping Hands: High-Quality Mathematical Professional Development and Coaching Across International Borders
Mathematics educators in many developing countries are eager to increase their instructional capacities to enhance mathematics education. This presentation details a professional development and coaching model used to serve teachers in a Mayan Immersion school in the Highlands of Guatemala.

 

Lead Speaker: Jim Barta
Co-Presenter: Jennifer Bay-Williams
Co-Presenter: Linda Gojak

169  4:00 PM to
5:00 PM
203Secondary
(9 - 12)
Leadership to Enhance Mathematics Teaching and Learning for All: Helping administrators and other leaders support high quality mathematics instruction

New Resources for Teachers to Promote Reasoning and Sense Making in Classrooms
NCTM's Reasoning and Sense Making initiative for teacher leaders promotes consistently engaging high school students in sharing their reasoning about mathematics. This session will present a newly developed NCTM collection of reasoning tasks along with some recently created video clip clusters of high school students engaged in reasoning.

 

Lead Speaker: J. Michael Shaughnessy

170  4:00 PM to
5:00 PM
108AGeneralLeadership to Enhance Mathematics Teaching and Learning for All: Helping administrators and other leaders support high quality mathematics instruction

Digital Upgrade: Transforming Schools with Social Media to Improve Mathematics
Social media has evolved into a multi-dimensional tool that can be leveraged to transform mathematics teaching and learning. This session will focus on how educators can incorporate a variety of free tools to enhance communications, create a powerful public relations platform, engage students, grow professionally, and discover opportunity.

 

Lead Speaker: Eric Sheninger

172  5:15 PM to
6:15 PM
108AGeneralLeadership to Enhance Mathematics Teaching and Learning for All: Helping administrators and other leaders support high quality mathematics instruction

NCSM State/Provincial Team Leaders Meeting (invitation only)
This meeting of the NCSM Regional Leadership Teams and NCSM Regional Directors will focus on the critical work of NCSM for 2012-2013. This meeting is for all those invited to serve on the Regional Teams.

 

Lead Speaker: Suzanne Mitchell
Co-Presenter: Diane Briars

173  5:45 PM to
7:00 PM
Grand BallroomGeneralLeadership to Enhance Mathematics Teaching and Learning for All: Helping administrators and other leaders support high quality mathematics instruction

Monday Reception - Sponsored by Kendall Hunt
Founded in 1944 by William C. Brown, of Dubuque, Iowa, when he purchased the rights to 26 book titles from a company in St. Louis. Most of the 26 titles were workbooks and lab manuals written by Midwestern professors and used in their own schools. Since 1994, Kendall Hunt Publishing Company has been a stand-alone company with more than 6,000 titles in print. The company serves both higher education and PreK-12 markets and offer traditional and non-traditional publishing solutions in both markets.

 

Lead Speaker: Reception Reception

 
Strand 5 Sessions -- Tuesday, April 24, 2012
 
Strand 5: Leadership to Enhance Mathematics Teaching and Learning for All: Helping administrators and other leaders support high quality mathematics instruction


206  8:45 AM to
9:45 AM
109Intermediate
(3 - 5)
Leadership to Enhance Mathematics Teaching and Learning for All: Helping administrators and other leaders support high quality mathematics instruction

Tools and Strategies for Instructional Leaders to Promote the Common Core State Standards in Grades 3-5
This session provides information and tools for mathematics instructional leaders (principals, coaches, team/teacher leaders, and/or district leaders) to use as they support teachers and students in their efforts to develop the eight areas of mathematical expertise described in the Common Core State Standards.

 

Lead Speaker: Michelle Kilcrease
Co-Presenter: Tami Bird
Co-Presenter: Margarita Cummings

211  8:45 AM to
10:15 AM
103AGeneralLeadership to Enhance Mathematics Teaching and Learning for All: Helping administrators and other leaders support high quality mathematics instruction

Fulfilling a Promise: Successfully Leveraging Mathematics in a School System
This session will focus on strategies and change theory used in several schools to leverage mathematics successfully. Participants will examine student work and school data as evidence of the prominent changes that are possible at any school.

 

Lead Speaker: Marco Ramirez
Co-Presenter: Christine Confer

217  10:00 AM to
11:00 AM
113BGeneralLeadership to Enhance Mathematics Teaching and Learning for All: Helping administrators and other leaders support high quality mathematics instruction

Connected Knowledge: What it Means to Learn Mathematics with Understanding
Many teachers, parents, and administrators still view mathematics reform with skepticism. In this session, we draw on brain research to explain that deep understanding is the result of "connected knowledge" organized within a conceptual framework, and explore how the process standards and mathematical practices help develop this connected knowledge.

 

Lead Speaker: Sarah Ryan
Co-Presenter: Kathy Ernst

220  10:00 AM to
11:00 AM
109Middle
(6 - 8)
Leadership to Enhance Mathematics Teaching and Learning for All: Helping administrators and other leaders support high quality mathematics instruction

The Gamification of Mathematics: Research, Game Theory, and Mathematics Instruction
This session draws on recent cognitive research to dissect and demonstrate the potential power (and pitfalls) of tapping game theory for mathematics teaching and learning. What does it mean to leverage adaptive leveling, immediate feedback, transparent progress, and intriguing mathematics tasks to build resiliency and conceptual and procedural fluency?

 

Lead Speaker: David Dockterman

232  11:15 AM to
12:15 PM
203GeneralLeadership to Enhance Mathematics Teaching and Learning for All: Helping administrators and other leaders support high quality mathematics instruction

Politics, Potholes, and Possibilities: Being an Effective Mathematics Leader in a New Era
The momentum from two decades of mathematics improvement is picking up speed fast. How can mathematics education leaders play a role in guiding this work to keep it from turning into a runaway train? We'll discuss national, state, and local changes and what they mean for every mathematics education leader.

 

Lead Speaker: Cathy Seeley

251  4:00 PM to
4:30 PM
114GeneralLeadership to Enhance Mathematics Teaching and Learning for All: Helping administrators and other leaders support high quality mathematics instruction

NCSM Business Meeting, State of the Organization Report, and Caucuses
NCSM President Suzanne Mitchell will present the State of the Organization Report, including progress on the 2011-2012 NCSM projects and initiatives, newly released position papers, enhancements to the NCSM website, and anticipated strategic priorities for 2012-2013. Treasurer Randy Pippen will describe the current financial status of the organization.

 

Lead Speaker: Suzanne Mitchell
Co-Presenter: Randy Pippen

 
Strand 5 Sessions -- Wednesday, April 25, 2012
 
Strand 5: Leadership to Enhance Mathematics Teaching and Learning for All: Helping administrators and other leaders support high quality mathematics instruction


303  8:45 AM to
9:45 AM
109GeneralLeadership to Enhance Mathematics Teaching and Learning for All: Helping administrators and other leaders support high quality mathematics instruction

Secrets of Coaching in Districts in Need of Improvement
What do you do when leadership is a revolving door, principals and teachers are inundated with too many initiatives, and everyone is fearful of losing their jobs and engaging in perpetual test preparation? In this session, we will frankly discuss some real challenges coaches and consultants face in the field.

 

Lead Speaker: Anne Burgunder
Co-Presenter: Lucy West
Co-Presenter: Antonia Cameron

309  8:45 AM to
9:45 AM
108ASecondary
(9 - 12)
Leadership to Enhance Mathematics Teaching and Learning for All: Helping administrators and other leaders support high quality mathematics instruction

Embracing the Common Core with Technology
Imagine a classroom where students take ownership of their learning! Through meaningful investigations, experience highlights of Casio's powerful PD program and Prizm technology that will inspire teachers to seamlessly implement best teaching practices and the Common Core into their classroom and empower students. Attendees receive a PRIZM and related materials.

 

Lead Speaker: Mike Reiners

313  8:45 AM to
10:15 AM
105Middle
(6 - 8)
Leadership to Enhance Mathematics Teaching and Learning for All: Helping administrators and other leaders support high quality mathematics instruction

Articulation for Mathematics Improvement: Beyond the Blame Game; Beyond Basic Skills
Collaboration among teachers and administrators can be a powerful support for mathematics improvement. But bridging the divide between elementary and high school districts poses unique challenges. Learn some principles for productive articulation conversations, models for effective mathematics articulation activities, and how they have worked in practice with over 30 districts.

 

Lead Speaker: Mary Jo Tavormina
Co-Presenter: Sendhil Revuluri
Co-Presenter: Margie Pligge

315  10:00 AM to
11:00 AM
114GeneralLeadership to Enhance Mathematics Teaching and Learning for All: Helping administrators and other leaders support high quality mathematics instruction

Essential Knowledge, Strategies, and Resources That Enable School Administrators to Be Effective Mathematics Instructional Leaders
Principals and other school-based administrators play key roles in supporting high quality mathematics instruction in their schools. Yet, many administrators have limited knowledge of mathematics learning, teaching and assessment, especially with respect to the increased expectations and emphasis on conceptual understanding and mathematical practices called for in the Common Core State Standards. This session focuses on the essential knowledge about high quality mathematics instruction that every administrator needs, strategies and resources to help them effectively monitor and improve mathematics teaching and learning, and how you, as a mathematics education leader, can support administrators to be effective mathematics instructional leaders. Diane J. Briars, NCSM Immediate Past President, is a mathematics education consultant and Co-Director of the Algebra Intensification Project, a joint venture of the Learning Science Research Institute, University of Illinois at Chicago, the Dana Center, University of Texas at Austin, and education technology company Agile Mind, Inc. Previously, she was Mathematics Director for the Pittsburgh Public Schools. Under her leadership, the Pittsburgh Schools made significant progress in increasing student achievement through standards-based curricula, instruction and assessment. She has served as a member of many national committees, including the National Commission on Mathematics and Science Teaching for the 21st Century, headed by Senator John Glenn, the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics Model Pathways writing team, and in leadership roles for various national organizations, including the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, The College Board, and the National Science Foundation. She earned a Ph.D. in Mathematics Education, M.S. and B.S. in Mathematics from Northwestern University and did post-doctoral study in the Psychology Department of Carnegie-Mellon University. She began her career as a secondary mathematics teacher. Presider: Diana Kendrick, NCSM 2nd Vice President

 

Lead Speaker: Diane Briars

332  11:15 AM to
12:15 PM
113BGeneralLeadership to Enhance Mathematics Teaching and Learning for All: Helping administrators and other leaders support high quality mathematics instruction

Use Webinars to Meet the Need of Cost-Efficient, Engaging, and Dynamic Professional Development
In these days of budget cuts, supervisors must still create opportunities for quality professional development. Join this session to participate in a simulated webinar that reflects techniques currently being used to go beyond "watch and do" to ensure engagement by the professional in meaningful, transferable, discovery-based hands-on activities.

 

Lead Speaker: Paul Lawrence

336  11:15 AM to
12:15 PM
109Middle
(6 - 8)
Leadership to Enhance Mathematics Teaching and Learning for All: Helping administrators and other leaders support high quality mathematics instruction

Supporting Students to Succeed in Algebra: Strategies and Resources
Many districts face the challenge of better preparing grades 6-9 students for success in algebra. What strategies and resources do districts use to provide high-quality instruction for struggling students? Learn about an NSF-funded study investigating student needs, supports that district mathematics leaders provide for students, and teacher professional development supports.

 

Lead Speaker: June Mark
Co-Presenter: Josephine Louie
Co-Presenter: Mary Fries

341  2:45 PM to
3:45 PM
103BGeneralLeadership to Enhance Mathematics Teaching and Learning for All: Helping administrators and other leaders support high quality mathematics instruction

Using Response to Intervention in Mathematics to Enhance Mathematical Teaching and Learning for All
Want to enhance your students' mathematical learning and your teaching practices? Come learn more about Response to Intervention in Mathematics: A model for effective practices for all learners and a support for how we educate all learners. Multiple tips, strategies, ideas, and resources to differentiate and scaffold instruction will be provided.

 

Lead Speaker: Gina Gresham
Co-Presenter: Mary Little

343  2:45 PM to
3:45 PM
108AGeneralLeadership to Enhance Mathematics Teaching and Learning for All: Helping administrators and other leaders support high quality mathematics instruction

Supporting Mathematics Leaders: Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators
AMTE's focus is on the improvement of mathematics teacher education. Join us in this session for discusssion of important and timely topics of mutual interest; such as mathematics specialists in the elementary grades, teacher preparation policies and practices, and K-12 mathematics education leadership development.

 

Lead Speaker: Nadine Bezuk
Co-Presenter: Fran Arbaugh
Co-Presenter: Marilyn Strutchens

351  2:45 PM to
3:45 PM
113ASecondary
(9 - 12)
Leadership to Enhance Mathematics Teaching and Learning for All: Helping administrators and other leaders support high quality mathematics instruction

What Leaders Need to Know to Help "At-Risk" Students Be Successful in Secondary Mathematics! Research-Based Teaching Strategies and Methods
Leaders in mathematics education need to equip themselves with research-based ideas and techniques to support their teachers. This session will offer alternative methods and strategies to help teachers reach all students and includes a discussion of how small changes can result in large gains.

 

Lead Speaker: Larry Bradsby, NCSM Past President, Lakewood, CO

355  4:00 PM to
5:00 PM
113CIntermediate
(3 - 5)
Leadership to Enhance Mathematics Teaching and Learning for All: Helping administrators and other leaders support high quality mathematics instruction

Making the Move from Directed to Student-Centered Instruction
In this session you will learn how to support teachers in creating learning opportunities that promote conceptual understanding, procedural fluency, and positive mathematical attitudes. Learn how to help teachers move from an emphasis on "right and wrong" answers to engaging students in activities that promote reflection, critical, and divergent thinking.

 

Lead Speaker: Arjan Khalsa
Co-Presenter: Donna Karsten, NCSM Regional Director

364  4:00 PM to
5:00 PM
105GeneralLeadership to Enhance Mathematics Teaching and Learning for All: Helping administrators and other leaders support high quality mathematics instruction

Ignite! Speakers Enlighten the Room with Fresh Ideas in Mathematics
Ignite lights up audiences around the world. Ten speakers share their expertise in five-minute presentations using 20 slides that auto-forward every 15 seconds-ready or not.

 

Lead Speaker: Karen Coe