2012 NCSM Annual Conference

Wednesday Sessions

Session information last updated: 4-12-2012

 
Wednesday Sessions, April 25, 2012
 
301  7:30 AM to
8:30 AM
Grand BallroomGeneralBridging the Knowing-Doing Gap: Implementing the Common Core State Standards

Wednesday Breakfast - Sponsored by Pearson
From Common Core to Common Understanding to Common Implementation - A Professional Learning Journey Description: Just as students must "understand and be able to do" mathematics, we must understand and be able to support teachers in their efforts to implement the expectations articulated in the CCSS-Mathematics Content and Mathematical Practices. And, with a shared understanding, we must consider what implications this has for teacher learning. Through this interactive session we will test ourselves to see if we are ready for the journey and equip ourselves with what we need to reach our desired destination. Jennifer M. Bay-Williams is a professor of mathematics education at the University of Louisville (Kentucky). She is an author of Elementary and Middle School: Teaching Developmentally-8E (with Karen Karp and the late John van de Walle) and the just-released Professional Development Edition of this book. She is the author of the Field Experience Guide for this book. She has also coauthored other books, including: Developing Essential Understanding of Addition and Subtraction for Teaching Mathematics in Pre-K-Grade 2, Math and Literature: Grades 6-8, Math and Nonfiction: Grades 6-8, and Navigating through Connections in Grades 6-8. Jennifer has published many articles on teaching and learning in NCTM journals and regularly provides professional development on effective teaching practices. Jennifer taught elementary, middle, and high school in Missouri and in Peru, and continues to work in classrooms at all levels with students and with teachers. Jennifer is on the Board of Directors for TODOS: Equity for All, Editor for the 2012 NCTM Yearbook on Professional Collaborations, and Past-President of the Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators (AMTE).

 

Lead Speaker: Jennifer Bay-Williams

302  8:45 AM to
9:45 AM
114GeneralMaking Mathematics Learning Visible: Implementing Formative and Summative Assessments to Support Student Learning

Lessons Learned from Interviewing Students
Numerical proficiency is essential for students' continued math success with algebra and beyond. This session presents MRI, a web-based formative assessment tool funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation that provides teachers information about strategies essential for numerical reasoning and insights into their students' numerical reasoning skills. Marilyn Burns is the founder of Math Solutions, dedicated to the improvement of K-12 math instruction through professional development services, books, and DVDs. Her K-8 resource, About Teaching Mathematics, now in its third edition, is widely used by teachers and in pre-service courses. Marilyn's most recent contribution has been as lead author for Math Reasoning Inventory (MRI), a web-based formative assessment tool for middle school funded by the Bill & Melissa Gates Foundation. In 1991, Marilyn was awarded an honorary doctorate degree from Bank Street College of Education in New York. In 1996, she was the recipient of the NCSM Glenn Gilbert National Leadership Award. In 1997, she received the Louise Hay Award for Contributions to Mathematics Education by the Association for Women in Mathematics. In 2010, for her lifetime achievement in educational publishing, she was elected into the Association of Educational Publishers Hall of Fame. Presider: Mari Muri, NCSM Regional Director, Eastern 1

 

Lead Speaker: Marilyn Burns

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

304  8:45 AM to
9:45 AM
111GeneralMaking Mathematics Learning Visible: Implementing Formative and Summative Assessments to Support Student Learning

Assessment of Students on the Common Core State Standards: We Must Take Charge!
This session is a review of the progress, areas of strength, and major concerns around the development of the assessment consortia plans, products, and professional involvement. After the challenges of engaging in the development, critique, and evolution of the Common Core State Standards, the profession, organizations, and institutions face this same challenge.

 

Lead Speaker: Henry Kepner

305  8:45 AM to
9:45 AM
113CGeneralBridging the Knowing-Doing Gap: Implementing the Common Core State Standards

Lesson Study: Leading the Way in Implementing the Common Core State Standards
Teachers cannot implement the Common Core State Standards for Mathematical Practice without having learned these skills themselves. How can they develop these proficiencies which are not included in traditional professional development? Using case studies, this workshop examines how the lesson study experience bridges this gap to help leaders translate vision into practice.

 

Lead Speaker: Anne Nesbitt
Co-Presenter: Nancy Kovacic

306  8:45 AM to
9:45 AM
113BIntermediate
(3 - 5)
Making Mathematics Learning Visible: Implementing Formative and Summative Assessments to Support Student Learning

Designing Formative Assessments to Reflect on Learning and Guide Instruction
Formative assessment is a classroom tool to inform students and educators about their learning and teaching. Learn current research and best practices for formative instruction; strategies for implementation at the classroom, grade, and building levels; and techniques and skills to enable teachers to design real-time assessments that reflect and inform.

 

Lead Speaker: Timothy Hudson

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

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

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

310  8:45 AM to
9:45 AM
108BIntermediate
(3 - 5)
Bridging the Knowing-Doing Gap: Implementing the Common Core State Standards

An Innovative Path to Meeting Rigorous Common Core State Standards: New Adaptive Technology Helps Target Math Fact Fluency
A student's algebra-readiness is influenced early in their learning. The Common Core State Standards outline foundations which impact a student's potential for success. Adaptive technology programs can help students overcome major road blocks along the way to algebra: fact fluency and fractions. Learn how to effectively differentiate instruction using Scholastic's newest technologies.

 

Lead Speaker: Linda Schoenbrodt

312  8:45 AM to
10:15 AM
107Primary
(PK - 2)
Bridging the Knowing-Doing Gap: Implementing the Common Core State Standards

First Things First: Prioritizing Place Value and Operations in Professional Development for K-4 Mathematics Teachers
Join us as we explore the critical role place value and properties play in teaching and learning number and operations concepts. This trainer-of-trainers session will focus on PD strategies and content to help teachers make the connections between their practices and student learning. Each participant will receive a ready-to-use workshop.

 

Lead Speaker: Kimberly Rimbey

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

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

311  8:45 AM to
10:30 AM
103AGeneralBridging the Knowing-Doing Gap: Implementing the Common Core State Standards

Strategies for Linking the Standards for Mathematical Practice with the Common Core State Standards
How can we help teachers prepare for implementing the vision of the Common Core State Standards? Share some rich tasks for grades K-8 that develop conceptual understanding and build the characteristics of proficient students espoused by the Standards for Mathematical Practice. Come prepared to do mathematics and share ideas!

 

Lead Speaker: Linda Gojak

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

317  10:00 AM to
11:00 AM
203GeneralBridging the Knowing-Doing Gap: Implementing the Common Core State Standards

Leading OnCore: Don't Tell. Engage!
Developing teachers' talents with Core reasoning, giving them a taste of what it feels like to wrestle with and dramatize important mathematical ideas, in preparation for implementation of the Common Core State Standards-and making mathematics joyful for all.

 

Lead Speaker: Carole Greenes

318  10:00 AM to
11:00 AM
109Primary
(PK - 2)
Making Mathematics Learning Visible: Implementing Formative and Summative Assessments to Support Student Learning

Does Your Assessment Tell You What You Need to Know? Findings from mClass: Mathematics Data and What They Mean for Instruction
The mClass: Mathematics K-3 assessment system combines curriculum-based measures (CBM), diagnostic interviews (DI), and cognitive science. Research data shows that using both CBM and DI measures is better. Learn and discuss the relevance of these findings to your mathematics program. Student profiles and effective implementation strategies will be shared.

 

Lead Speaker: Herbert Ginsburg
Co-Presenter: Sandra Pappas

319  10:00 AM to
11:00 AM
113CIntermediate
(3 - 5)
Bridging the Knowing-Doing Gap: Implementing the Common Core State Standards

Addressing the Needs of Both the Content and Practice Standards of the Common Core: Strategies Employed by the Intel© Math Program
The Common Core State Standards for Mathematical Practice require that teachers have a more robust and conceptual understanding of content while also tackling the Standards for Mathematical Practice. Intel Math seeks to address both needs. Come discuss the strategies of our program that have proven successful in past implementations.

 

Lead Speaker: Aubrey Neihaus

320  10:00 AM to
11:00 AM
111Middle
(6 - 8)
Bridging the Knowing-Doing Gap: Implementing the Common Core State Standards

The Common Core State Standards and Rational Numbers: A Challenge and an Opportunity
Both the National Math Panel and the Common Core State Standards agree that a major goal for K-8 mathematics should be proficiency with rational numbers. In this session, participants will consider issues around curricular coherence and be engaged in strategies, activities, and technology that can bridge the knowing-doing gap.

 

Lead Speaker: Eric Milou

321  10:00 AM to
11:00 AM
113BMiddle
(6 - 8)
Bridging the Knowing-Doing Gap: Implementing the Common Core State Standards

Developing Student Mathematicians: The Common Core State Standards for Mathematical Practice in Action Across the Middle Grades
Learn how teachers can help middle grades students think deeply about mathematics concepts using the Common Core State Standards for Mathematical Practices, particularly making sense of the mathematics, constructing, and critiquing arguments, and making use of structure. Participants explore professional development activities focusing on algebraic reasoning along with a field-tested rubric to assess practices.

 

Lead Speaker: Katherine Gavin
Co-Presenter: Suzanne Chapin
Co-Presenter: Linda Sheffield

322  10:00 AM to
11:00 AM
108AMiddle
(6 - 8)
Making Mathematics Learning Visible: Implementing Formative and Summative Assessments to Support Student Learning

How "The Teacher as the Coach" Mode of Instruction Leads to Ongoing Assessment of Student Learning
Are your teachers surprised by poor student performance on the unit test? In this presentation we will model some key elements of a coaching model which provides real-time feedback on student performance. We will illustrate these ideas using Hands-On Equations to work algebraic equations and word problems.

 

Lead Speaker: Henry Borenson

323  10:00 AM to
11:00 AM
108BSecondary
(9 - 12)
Making Mathematics Learning Visible: Implementing Formative and Summative Assessments to Support Student Learning

Simply Calculate the Difference!
Technology that grows with students as they advance through mathematics! Explore Casio's redesigned, seamless and intuitive fraction & scientific calculators, from Elementary to Engineering! Our patented Natural Display removes technological barriers to learning - giving Educators what you need, when you need it! Attendees receive emulator software of their choice.

 

Lead Speaker: Amber Branch

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

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

326  10:45 AM to
12:15 PM
103CPrimary
(PK - 2)
Bridging the Knowing-Doing Gap: Implementing the Common Core State Standards

Using Video to Think About What the CCSS for Mathematical Practice Look Like in K-2 Classrooms
What does it look like when K-2 students exhibit and use the Common Core State Standards for Mathematical Practice? How can teachers encourage and enable students to do this? This session will use extended videoclips from K-2 classrooms as a way to discuss and begin to answer these questions.

 

Lead Speaker: Megan Murray

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

330  11:15 AM to
12:15 AM
108AIntermediate
(3 - 5)
Making Mathematics Learning Visible: Implementing Formative and Summative Assessments to Support Student Learning

A Focus on Multiplicative Reasoning: A Case of Research to Practice-VMP's Ongoing Assessment Project (OGAP)
The Ongoing Assessment Project (OGAP) is a formative assessment system based on mathematics education research concerning students' development of specific mathematics concepts. Participants will engage in activities based on the OGAP Multiplicative Framework which is a tool for analyzing evidence in student work, understanding instructional materials, and informing instructional decisions.

 

Lead Speaker: Marjorie Petit
Co-Presenter: Elizabeth Hulbert
Co-Presenter: Robert Laird

329  11:15 AM to
12:15 PM
114GeneralMaking Mathematics Learning Visible: Implementing Formative and Summative Assessments to Support Student Learning

Panel: The PARCC and SBAC Assessments-Determining Evidence of Student Proficiency
We will describe various projects that are underway to support implementation of the PARCC and SBAC assessments. This will include a question and a as well time for the audience to discuss the roll-out and implementation process. At the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO), Carrie Heath Phillips is responsible for implementation of the Common Core State Standards (Common Core) and next-generation state accountability systems. Carrie has been involved with the Common Core initiative since its inception and, during the standards development process, was responsible for building support for the initiative among national education stakeholders. Prior to working at CCSSO, Carrie was a fellow on Capitol Hill for Senator Chris Dodd, former chair of the Subcommittee on Children and Families. She began her career in education as a fourth and fifth grade classroom teacher in the Chicago Public Schools. Carrie holds a Bachelor's degree in Social Policy and a Master's degree in Education from Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois. Carrie will serve as the moderator for the panel. Doug Sovde works for Achieve as Director, PARCC Instructional Supports and Educator Engagement. While at Achieve, Doug has worked with a dozen states to increase the rigor of their standards and align their standards and assessments. Recently, he participated as a member of the writing team of the Common Core State Standards, having principal responsibility for creating Appendix A to the mathematics standards, also known as the Model Course Pathways in Mathematics. Prior to joining Achieve, Doug spent 12 years in the Bellevue (WA) Public Schools as a teacher, an assistant principal and a principal. As a mathematics teacher, Doug taught courses from pre-algebra to AP Calculus BC and participated in district-wide curriculum development. He later became an assistant principal at Bellevue High School and Sammamish High School, where he supervised the mathematics departments and supported mathematics curriculum development. In 2006, Doug became the principal of Chinook Middle School, where he managed the development of new curriculum in mathematics, science, and social studies at the school level. Mr. Sovde earned his bachelor's degree in mathematics from the University of Washington, his master's degree in Curriculum and Instruction from Western Washington University, and his principal certification from the University of Washington's Danforth Educational Leadership and Policy Studies Program. Joe Willhoft is the Executive Director for the SMARTER Balanced Assessment Consortium. For the six years prior to that he was assistant superintendent for assessment and student information for the state of Washington, where his responsibilities included design and implementation of Washington's assessment program and collection and reporting of student information for the state's longitudinal student database. Before moving to state-level work, Joe directed assessment and evaluation activities at the local level for more than twenty years, primarily in the Tacoma School District in Washington and in Charles County schools in Maryland. Joe has a doctorate in educational measurement and statistics from the University of Maryland. He is past president of the Maryland Assessment Group and the Washington Educational Research Association, and was a founding member of the AERA Special Interest Group for Classroom- Based Assessment. He has been involved in several collaborative data and assessment efforts, including the Technical Work Group for a congressionally-mandated evaluation of the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), and as chair of the NAEP Policy Task Force for the National Assessment Governing Board, a collaborative effort co-sponsored by the Board and the Council of Chief State School Officers. Joe has served on the Technical Advisory Committee for several states. He has a master's degree in Special Education, and in his more than forty-year career has taught at all grade levels from kindergarten to graduate school - his favorite being third grade. He and Mark Twain share the same birthday. Presider: Laura Godfrey, NCSM Regional Director, Central Region 2

 

Co-Presenter: Doug Sovde
Lead Speaker: Carrie Heath Phillips
Co-Presenter: Joseph Willhoft

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

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

333  11:15 AM to
12:15 PM
111GeneralBridging the Knowing-Doing Gap: Implementing the Common Core State Standards

Illustrating the Common Core State Standards for Mathematical Practice-NCSM Professional Development Materials to Deepen Teachers' Understanding of the Mathematical Practices
Participants in this session will explore the newly released professional development materials from NCSM designed to illustrate the Common Core State Standards for Mathematical Practice.

 

Lead Speaker: Aimee Evans, NCSM Secretary
Co-Presenter: Geraldine Devine
Co-Presenter: Dana Gosen
Co-Presenter: Linda Griffith
Co-Presenter: Cynthia Miller
Co-Presenter: Valerie Mills, NCSM Regional Director

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

335  11:15 AM to
12:15 PM
113AIntermediate
(3 - 5)
Making Mathematics Learning Visible: Implementing Formative and Summative Assessments to Support Student Learning

Coaching Teachers to Make the Process Standards Visible in Their Classroom Assessments to Support Student Learning
Leaders will apply a framework focusing on the mathematical process standards to assessments that accompany published curricula and consider the implications of the analysis for assessment practices. Leaders will discuss how this approach can be used with teachers to enhance their assessments to maximize insight into students' thinking and learning.

 

Lead Speaker: Denisse Thompson
Co-Presenter: Patricia Hunsader
Co-Presenter: Barbara Zorin

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

337  11:15 AM to
12:15 PM
108BSecondary
(9 - 12)
Bridging the Knowing-Doing Gap: Implementing the Common Core State Standards

Agile Mind Technology Showcase: Research-based Tools and Protocols to Assure Successful Transition to the Common Core State Standards for Mathematical Practice
As districts look toward implementation of the Common Core State Standards for Mathematical Practice (CCSSM), it is crucial to their success that they analyze their individual capacities and readiness for change, using coherent, research-based tools and protocols. The Dana Center and Agile Mind have developed online materials that help districts prepare for and implement the CCSSM.

 

Lead Speaker: Kathi Cook
Co-Presenter: Susan May
Co-Presenter: Susan Hudson Hull

338  12:30 PM to
2:30 PM
Grand BallroomGeneralMaking Mathematics Learning Visible: Implementing Formative and Summative Assessments to Support Student Learning

Wednesday Luncheon - Sponsored by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt and CASIO AMERICA, INC.
Focus and Fragmentation: Challenges and Opportunities for 2012 In this keynote address, Douglas Reeves will share new research findings on the impact of focus on student performance. His study of more than 2,000 schools reveals that most schools have a fragmented approach not only to mathematics education, but to instructional practices in general. Moreover, the schools that most need focus - high poverty schools - are least likely to have it. While the Common Core State Standards provide an opportunity for greater focus, that opportunity will be squandered unless teachers and administrators are also willing to make significant changes in instructional and leadership practices and give teachers the time they need to be successful. Douglas Reeves is the founder of The Leadership and Learning Center that serves school systems around the world. The author of 30 books and many articles on leadership and organizational effectiveness, D. Reeves has twice been named to the Harvard University Distinguished Authors Series. Douglas Reeves was named the Brock International Laureate for his contributions to education. He also received the Distinguished Service Award from the National Association of Secondary School Principals and the Parents Choice Award for his writing for children and parents. He is the 2010 recipient of the National Staff Development Council's Contribution to the Field Award. In writing the foreword to Doug's most recent book, Michael Fullan wrote, "Reeves doesn't just tell us what not to do. His research is so carefully documented and so clearly argued that we see precisely what should be our focus . . . Reeves takes us further and deeper into the critical territory of whole system reform. He does it with such elegance and relentless insistence that we are drawn - indeed, compelled - to want to take action."

 

Lead Speaker: Douglas Reeves

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

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

342  2:45 PM to
3:45 PM
105GeneralBridging the Knowing-Doing Gap: Implementing the Common Core State Standards

New Mathematics Leaders: Focus Question/Answer Time for Implementation of the Common Core State Standards
Where do we start? After three days of Common Core State Standards (CCSS) discoveries, collaborate with other new mathematics leaders to create a network of support on how to bridge the "knowing-doing gap" for implementing the CCSS. This session will allow for open discussion regarding the "how to" implementation of the CCSS.

 

Lead Speaker: Mona Toncheff

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

344  2:45 PM to
3:45 PM
109GeneralBridging the Knowing-Doing Gap: Implementing the Common Core State Standards

Expanding Opportunities for Our Most Promising Students of Mathematics with the Common Core State Standards (CCSS)
The latest NCSM position paper is Improving Student Achievement in Mathematics by Expanding Opportunities for Our Most Promising Students of Mathematics. However, the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) make no specific mention of these students. Come explore ways NCSM might identify and develop resources that build on the CCSS to help students develop their talents, passion, and creativity.

 

Lead Speaker: Linda Sheffield
Co-Presenter: Katherine Gavin

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

347  2:45 PM to
3:45 PM
203GeneralMaking Mathematics Learning Visible: Implementing Formative and Summative Assessments to Support Student Learning

The PARCC Assessment Consortia - Making Student Learning Visible
Come and share your states' progress with the resources released by PARCC. You will also receive an update about status and latest implementation efforts.

 

Lead Speaker: Doug Sovde

348  2:45 PM to
3:45 PM
103CPrimary
(PK - 2)
Bridging the Knowing-Doing Gap: Implementing the Common Core State Standards

What Do the Common Core State Standards for Mathematical Practice Actually Look Like, and How Can We Help Teachers Implement Them?
The Common Core State Standards for Mathematical Practice (CCSS-M) are to be implemented across grades, but what might the CCSS-M look like in the primary grades? Come learn how students in Project M^2, an NSF-funded program, engaged in ways reflecting these practices. Analyze video and student work to learn to recognize and support these practices.

 

Lead Speaker: Tutita Casa
Co-Presenter: Katherine Gavin
Co-Presenter: Janine Firmender

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

350  2:45 PM to
3:45 PM
111Secondary
(9 - 12)
Bridging the Knowing-Doing Gap: Implementing the Common Core State Standards

Use Research-Based Instructional Strategies with Online Mathematics Simulations to Bridge the Common Core State Standards Knowing-Doing Gap
Learn how online mathematics simulations help bridge the Common Core State Standards knowing-doing gap. In classrooms that resemble mathematics laboratories, students of all levels manipulate variables, generate and test hypotheses, and engage in "what-if" experimentation. As a result, they enhance their ability to think and reason mathematically, learning content and processes coincidentally.

 

Lead Speaker: Pam Berry

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

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

353  4:00 PM to
5:00 PM
203GeneralMaking Mathematics Learning Visible: Implementing Formative and Summative Assessments to Support Student Learning

The SBAC Assessment Consortia - Making Student Learning Visible
Come and share your state's progress with resources released by SBAC. You will also receive an update about status and latest implementation efforts.

 

Lead Speaker: Joseph Willhoft

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

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

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

357  4:00 PM to
5:00 PM
103CIntermediate
(3 - 5)
Bridging the Knowing-Doing Gap: Implementing the Common Core State Standards

Examining the Common Core State Standards for Mathematical Practice in Grades 3-5
What do the Common Core State Standards for Mathematical Practice look like in grades 3-5 classrooms? How can teachers encourage and enable students to utilize the practices to learn and understand mathematics? This session will use videoclips from grades 3-5 classrooms to examine what it means to understand and implement these practices.

 

Lead Speaker: Keith Cochran

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

360  4:00 PM to
5:00 PM
103BMiddle
(6 - 8)
Bridging the Knowing-Doing Gap: Implementing the Common Core State Standards

Supporting Teachers to Implement a School-wide Focus on the Common Core State Standards for Mathematical Practice
Examine a Math Forum model of professional development that supports building a classroom environment to move away from listening "for" student responses towards focusing on listening "to" student thinking. Leave the session with activities a teacher leader can use with members of their mathematics department to implement school-wide strategies.

 

Lead Speaker: Suzanne Alejandre
Co-Presenter: Erin Igo

361  4:00 PM to
5:00 PM
107GeneralBridging the Knowing-Doing Gap: Implementing the Common Core State Standards

Urban Mathematics Leadership: Discussions About the Resources for Implementing the Common Core State Standards for Mathematical Practice
The Urban Mathematics Leadership Network (UMLN) of mathematics directors from some of the country's largest and most influential urban districts invite you to join us in this session to learn about the protocols and tools these districts are using for implementing the Common Core State Standards. Be prepared to share your learning.

 

Lead Speaker: Brian Newsom
Co-Presenter: Susan Hudson Hull
Co-Presenter: Kathi Cook

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

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

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

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