2010 NCSM Annual Conference

Monday Sessions

Session information last updated: 4-16-2010

Monday Sessions, April 19, 2010
   6:45 AM to
7:30 AM

Monday Continental Breakfast - Compliments of MIND Research Institute
(6:45 - 7:30 AM, Douglas CD Foyer) - MIND Research Institute is a neuroscience and education non-profit corporation dedicated to education program excellence and cutting edge scientific research. MIND Research Institute has transferred more than 30 years of breakthrough brain and learning research into applied education programs for K-12 students.


101  7:30 AM to
8:00 AM
Douglas CD

Welcome to the 42nd NCSM Annual Conference
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Lead Speaker: Nancy Giberson

102  8:00 AM to
9:00 AM
Douglas CDGeneral

The Opportunity: From 'Brutal Facts' to the Best Schools We've Ever Had
A true renaissance could occur in our schools—starting immediately. It will begin with an encounter with what Jim Collins calls the "brutal facts"—those practices which educators know are important but which have yet to occur in classrooms. We will realize historic improvements in teaching and learning the moment we choose to implement the most basic, agreed-upon practices and leadership structures supported by researchers from every camp.


Lead Speaker: Mike Schmoker

103  9:30 AM to
10:30 AM
Manchester GHI

What Does It Take to Move a District? Lessons from Working to Strengthen Mathematics Teaching and Learning in Boston
This session focuses on the successes and challenges associated with a district-wide Math Plan put in place in the fall of 2000. It includes a discussion of the adoption of standards-based elementary math curriculum materials, the creation of a cohesive program of professional development and support, the institutionalization of district-wide formative assessments, and the cultivation of leadership among teachers and administrators. What were we able to achieve? What were the unexpected challenges and how did we address them? What has it taken to sustain this effort over years? Come and hear our stories and consider whether there are lessons here for your own work in districts.


Lead Speaker: Linda Davenport

104  9:30 AM to
10:30 AM
Elizabeth FGeneralPutting PRIME into Practice

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, overview 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 sessions.


Lead Speaker: Donna Simpson Leak

105  9:30 AM to
10:30 AM
Elizabeth ABGeneralDeveloping Coaches - Developing Teachers

Elementary Math Specialists: An Update and Challenges
What are the challenges facing Elementary Mathematics Specialists and coaches? This session will review certification efforts, professional development needs, leadership challenges, and research regarding the impact of specailsts/coaches. Promising programs will also be highlighted. The session will also acquaint participants with the Elementary Mathematics Specialist and Teacher Leaders Project (EMS&TL).


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

106  9:30 AM to
10:30 AM
Edward CDPrimary
(PK - 2)
Assessment Leadership

Assessing Mathematical Understanding: Using One-on-One Mathematics Interviews with K-2 Students
High-quality mathematics experiences in the primary grades build a strong foundation for future learning. In this session we will share useful assessment tasks along with video clips of K-2 students that help teachers understand what to ask and what to look for when assessing their students.


Lead Speaker: Linda Griffin

107  9:30 AM to
10:30 AM
Madeleine ABMiddle
(6 - 8)
Equity and Access

The Challenge of Teaching Proportional Thinking to All Students in the Context of High Stakes Testing
This session focuses on proportional thinking at the middle grades. Students were taught the topic using a schema based instruction approach, which emphasized self-monitoring, problem solving strategies, and visual representations. Results of the study varied across ability groups. Implications for instruction in light of tracking and AYP (Adequate Yearly Progress) requirements will be discussed.


Lead Speaker: John Woodward
Co-Presenter: Asha Jitendra
Co-Presenter: Jon Star

108  9:30 AM to
10:30 AM
Molly ABMiddle
(6 - 8)
Teaching and Learning Leadership

Research, Algebra and Technology: Helping Teachers Shape Their Practice to Enable Learning
Research about teaching and learning algebra offers suggestions that we have not incorporated into the way we design curriculum and help teachers think about instruction in their algebra classes. New tools and ways of thinking based on this research have the potential to make a difference in what students learn.


Lead Speaker: Gail Burrill

109  9:30 AM to
10:30 AM
(6 - 8)
Developing Coaches - Developing Teachers

Developing Leadership in Our Mathematics Community: An Effective Model to Identify and Support Teacher Leaders
Examine a model of professional development from the Math Forum @ Drexel that provides opportunities for teachers to build their understanding of mathematical concepts, explore ways to create similar experiences for students, and learn more about resources and support enabling them to become and thrive as leaders in this community.


Lead Speaker: Suzanne Alejandre
Co-Presenter: Marie Hogan
Co-Presenter: Ashley Miller
Co-Presenter: Barbara Delaney

110  9:30 AM to
10:30 AM
Windsor BCSecondary
(9 - 12)
Teaching and Learning Leadership

Administrators and Teachers Learning Collaboratively for High Quality Instruction: One High School's Story of Transformation
In this session, we will share the story of how a group of high school mathematics teachers worked collaboratively with administrators to implement high quality instruction in their mathematics classrooms in order to support student learning. Conversation tools, strategies, and episodes of practice will be shared.


Lead Speaker: Janice Bradley
Co-Presenter: Kathe Kanim
Co-Presenter: Tanya Larkin
Co-Presenter: Tanya Quisenberry

111  9:30 AM to
10:30 AM

Agile Mind Technology Showcase: Using Technology for Student Success in 6-12 Mathematics
The Dana Center and Agile Mind have partnered to develop an online teaching tool that allows teachers to guide students through interactive experiences in mathematics while delivering rigorous course content and addressing issues of student motivation and engagement. Participants will experience the tool through hands-on activities.


Lead Speaker: Kathi Cook
Co-Presenter: Susan Hull

112  9:30 AM to
10:30 AM

It's About Time Sponsor Showcase: It's About Time to Level the Playing Field: Low Performing Students Can Succeed!
This workshop will look at how two districts, one urban and the other suburban, had great success in improving test results for at-risk students. Participants will participate in an activity that incorporates a standards based activity from Math Connections, student-centered pedagogy, and the technology tools (SmartBoard, TI Handheld and Autograph) to help these students succeed.


Lead Speaker: James Kearns

113  9:30 AM to
11:30 AM
Elizabeth GGeneralEquity and Access

Breaking the Cycle of Failure in Mathematics
For 12 full days, 25 high school students with long histories of failure learned mathematics alongside their two math teachers in a course designed for K-20 math teachers. Hear their stories of overcoming fears and failures, as they learned together what it means to know and use mathematics powerfully.


Lead Speaker: Ruth Parker
Co-Presenter: Lisa Mesple

114  9:30 AM to
11:30 AM
Randle AGeneralAssessment Leadership

Professional Development Experiences That Support Informed Assessment Design and Improved Formative Assessment Practices
Teachers rarely have opportunities to engage in assessment design, even though classroom assessment is fundamental to effective teaching. In this interactive session, participants will engage in several assessment-related professional development activities that were used to elicit a broader range of student reasoning and to increase opportunities for formative assessment.


Lead Speaker: David Webb

115  9:30 AM to
11:30 AM
Randle DGeneralDeveloping Coaches - Developing Teachers

Charting a Course with Professional Learning: Coaching to Promote Mathematics Education Leaders
Why is coaching an emerging PD (Professional Development) strategy? What are characteristics of exemplary coaching initiatives? Examine data regarding the relationship between school-based coaching and student achievement and lessons learned from six years of action research. Join us to explore coaching as transformative professional learning for mathematics education leaders.


Lead Speaker: Nan Dempsey

116  9:30 AM to
11:30 AM
Randle EIntermediate
(3 - 5)
Teaching and Learning Leadership

Every Student, Every Day—Developing the Knowledge and Skills to Ensure High Quality Core Instruction
One of the key ingredients to success with Response to Intervention in mathematics is a strong core program where teachers use instructional practices that meet the needs of a diverse group of students. This session provides professional development models school that district leaders can use to strengthen instruction in their core programs.


Lead Speaker: Kathleen Pitvorec
Co-Presenter: Jan Haake

117  9:30 AM to
11:30 AM
Elizabeth HSecondary
(9 - 12)
Equity and Access

Teaming to Support Special Needs Students in Accessing Algebra
Much can be learned when a high school mathematics teacher and a special education teacher combine their classrooms to teach Algebra. Through the use of video and the lenses of both teachers, we will explore the approaches taken to enable all students to have access to Algebra.


Lead Speaker: Sandie Gilliam
Co-Presenter: Jennifer Lahey

118  9:30 AM to
11:30 AM
Randle BSecondary
(9 - 12)
Developing Coaches - Developing Teachers

Improving Quality of Teaching in Algebra 2 and Precalculus Using Technology
Graphing calculators and online learning environments can be used to improve the quality of teaching Algebra 2 and Pre-Calculus. A variety of smart ways of using technology to enhance the teaching experience in K9-12 classrooms will be elaborated.


Lead Speaker: Rusen Meylani
Co-Presenter: Gary Bitter
Co-Presenter: Alpay Bicer

120  10:45 AM to
11:45 AM
Manchester GHI

How Many Sides Does a Box Have? The Struggle to Respect Young People's Thinking
For over 100 years educators have argued about how to teach math. This talk will explain why this struggle is important, how it relates to quality and equity in mathematics education, and some principles that might be useful in developing a strategy for winning this struggle.


Lead Speaker: Julian Weissglass

121  10:45 AM to
11:45 AM
Elizabeth FGeneralPutting PRIME into Practice

The Ross Taylor Past Presidents Mentoring and Sharing Session for Mathematics Leaders
There is a wealth of information and knowledge available to you!! Bring your questions, problems, concerns and challenges. Get suggestions and discuss the issues with your Past Presidents and colleagues.


Lead Speaker: NCSM Past Presidents

122  10:45 AM to
11:45 AM
Molly ABGeneralTeaching and Learning Leadership

Overcoming Resistance to Change: Strategies for Leaders
Overcoming resistance to change is a major factor in forging effective mathematics program, yet it is rarely discussed. Mathematics coaches and leaders often feel their efforts at improving instruction are being blocked or thwarted. This session provides insights on resistance and strategies that transform classrooms so all students are successful.


Lead Speaker: Ted Hull
Co-Presenter: Don Balka
Co-Presenter: Ruth Harbin Miles

123  10:45 AM to
11:45 AM
Windsor BCGeneralEquity and Access

Working Together: Mathematics and Special Education
How do professional development opportunities geared towards special education teachers that teach mathematics help to increase student performance? This session will address collaboration, teaching strategies, delivering mathematic concepts, preparing students to take assessments, and using technology in a variety of special education settings.


Lead Speaker: Diane Andreana
Co-Presenter: Rebecca Pordum
Co-Presenter: Robin Edmonds

124  10:45 AM to
11:45 AM
Madeleine ABGeneralDeveloping Coaches - Developing Teachers

Math Instructional Support Teachers: Key to Improving Teacher Practice and Student Learning
In an urban high-needs district the Math-IST (Instructional Support Teacher) role was created, supporting teachers' implementation of new curriculum and state assessments. Within three years, success was documented by the growth of teachers' knowledge for teaching mathematics and student assessment gains. Data on six years of Math-IST's work in schools will be shared.


Lead Speaker: Patricia Tinto
Co-Presenter: Nancy Zarach

125  10:45 AM to
11:45 AM
Elizabeth ABPrimary
(PK - 2)
Equity and Access

Report of the National Research Council's (NRC) Committee on Mathematics in Early Childhood: Paths to Equity, Access, and Excellence
The National Research Council recently completed a study of early childhood math, synthesizing and analyzing research from a number of disciplinary fields. Authors of the report will draw implications for leadership, policy, and practice that will help all children, especially vulnerable children, get a strong start in learning math.


Lead Speaker: Douglas Clements
Co-Presenter: Karen Fuson
Co-Presenter: Herb Ginsburg
Co-Presenter: Sybilla Beckmann

126  10:45 AM to
11:45 AM
Edward CDMiddle
(6 - 8)
Developing Coaches - Developing Teachers

Coaching to Build Thoughtful Instructional Decision Making
Participants will see how coaches have helped teachers to bring mathematically appropriate focus to a lesson, to choose the right questions to ask, and to support student differences. The goal is to help teachers see how these decisions affected their students' beliefs about math and their students' ultimate success.


Lead Speaker: Marian Small

127  10:45 AM to
11:45 AM
(9 - 12)
Teaching and Learning Leadership

Using Collaborative Inquiry with Student Teachers to Support Algebra Achievement
This session presents findings and sample activities from an innovative approach to professional development, using student teachers. Through daily collaboration, a team of veteran and student teachers learned how to get through to their students, rather than simply getting through a book. As a result, student achievement was positively affected.


Lead Speaker: Ivan Cheng

128  10:45 AM to
11:45 AM

Didax Technology Showcase: Improve Student Performance with Kathy Richardson's K-3 Formative Assessment
Learn more about the power of early assessment and how it can impact instruction to improve student learning. Participants will get hands-on experience administering AMC anywhere, the technology component of Richardson's Assessing Math Concepts, and they will also learn how to use assessment data to impact their instruction for maximum results.


Lead Speaker: Margo Hanson
Co-Presenter: Kathy Richardson

129  10:45 AM to
11:45 AM

MIND Research Institute Sponsor Showcase: Automaticity WITH Understanding
Recent research on working memory has led MIND Research Institute to develop an innovative approach to building automaticity of basic arithmetic facts using visual representations. This session will describe MIND's new ST Math: Fluency program, the research behind it, and how students can gain automaticity WITH understanding.


Lead Speaker: Matthew Peterson

119  11:30 AM to
1:00 PM
Elizabeth CDE

Monday Box Lunch: Sponsored by Didax 11:30 AM - 12:45 PM (ticket required) 12:45 PM - 1:00 PM (waiting line, first come-first served)
The name Didax comes from the Greek, didaktikos, meaning "to teach". For over thirty years, Didax has specialized in helping educators to address individual learning styles and diverse student needs. Tested by teachers, parents, and children, each of their products is designed to meet a district educational need.


130  12:00 PM to
2:00 PM
Elizabeth GGeneralCurriculum Leadership

The Power of Articulation Through a Mathematics Vertical Team
What would it take to build a program so strong and inviting that a large percentage—perhaps even every student—could be prepared to successfully complete challenging courses such as Statistics or Calculus before leaving high school? A Mathematics Vertical Team could be your answer! Come and see!


Lead Speaker: Lori Hamada

131  12:00 PM to
2:00 PM
Elizabeth HGeneralEquity and Access

"Charting a Course to Equity and Access" Through Teaching Teachers to Teach Students HOW to Solve Mathematics Problems
Experience the pieces of middle school lessons for ALL students–identification of the intended mathematics, warm ups, problem posing, tasks, neutral questioning, scaffolding the sharing of student work including modeling and technology, differentiating the extensions, reflecting on the learning (both students and teachers). Receive a sample of K – 8 lessons.


Lead Speaker: Cathy Brown
Co-Presenter: Winnie Miller

132  12:00 PM to
2:00 PM
Randle EPrimary
(PK - 2)
Equity and Access

Successful Math Intervention for ELL (English Language Learners), Special Needs, and Other Students: Building Number Power with Formative Assessments, Differentiation, and Concept-building Games
Students who are struggling in mathematics need intervention that includes formative assessments (to identify students' misconceptions and gaps in knowledge allowing teachers to know what to teach), differentiation (to encourage teachers to address students' specific learning needs), and specific concept-building games (to motivate students to engage in math learning).


Lead Speaker: Jennifer Taylor-Cox

133  12:00 PM to
2:00 PM
Randle AIntermediate
(3 - 5)
Teaching and Learning Leadership

Examining Video of Student Thinking as a Component of Professional Development: Subtraction and Fractions from Second to Seventh Grade
This interactive session will be based on video cases which feature two math topics: number lines to represent subtraction problems and story problems to explore addition and division of fractions. Discussions include what supervisors would want teachers to learn from such video and then examines facilitation moves to support such learning.


Lead Speaker: Virginia Bastable
Co-Presenter: Deborah Schifter

134  12:00 PM to
2:00 PM
Randle BIntermediate
(3 - 5)
Assessment Leadership

I've Assessed... Now What?
Analyzing assessments and student work guides teachers and instructional leaders to plan next steps for instruction. This session will focus on differentiation and descriptive feedback as practical strategies to link analysis of work to improve instruction. Use these strategies to help guide your teachers to meet the needs of all students.


Lead Speaker: Leigh Huber
Co-Presenter: Alison McCormick

135  12:00 PM to
2:00 PM
Randle DSecondary
(9 - 12)
Equity and Access

Literacy Issues in Secondary Mathematics
Participants will be involved in several mathematical activities that emphasize mathematics as a human endeavor. These activities are designed to promote awareness to literacy issues related to mathematics teaching and learning and also to demonstrate concrete ways to involve writing, reading, listening and talking in a secondary mathematics class.


Lead Speaker: Diane Kinch
Co-Presenter: Greisy Winicki-Landman

136  12:15 PM to
1:15 PM
Manchester GHIGeneral

The Axioms of PRIME Leadership: Powerful Strategies for Your Leadership Journey!
The best leaders not only lead well, but also reflect on their leadership long enough to understand the philosophies that cause them to do so. They can pinpoint the rationale for their actions and decisions with ease. This motivational and humorous session will highlight "lesson learned" axioms in four different categories of leadership: vision and strategy, teamwork and communication, assessment and evaluation, and personal integrity. Thought provoking and challenging, this session will support your leadership journey for mathematics program success regardless of your role or sphere of influence as a mathematics education leader today.


Lead Speaker: Timothy Kanold

137  12:15 PM to
1:15 PM
Elizabeth FGeneralAssessment Leadership

Assessment Leadership Through the Lens of PRIME
This interactive session will provide participants with the opportunity to develop an understanding of the Assessment Principle and the corresponding teacher leadership actions as described in PRIME. The components of effective assessment practices will be discussed as well as how these components work together to build successful practices.


Lead Speaker: Kit Norris
Co-Presenter: Suzanne Mitchell

138  12:15 PM to
1:15 PM
Molly ABGeneralAssessment Leadership

Using Multiple Data Tools for School Improvement Planning
This session details the use of 3 data tools available to all Pennsylvania school districts to inform planning of strategies to increase student achievement. In addition, the analysis of these tools will provide a foundation for ongoing benchmark assessment to monitor progress towards school district goals.


Lead Speaker: Jim Bohan

139  12:15 PM to
1:15 PM
Elizabeth ABGeneralCurriculum Leadership

The Shape of Geometry and the Geometry of Shape
Transformations, coordinate geometry, calculator and computer graphics, and increased attention to applications have all caused, without fanfare, changes in how we look at the shapes of figures. This talk discusses the changes in school geometry in grades 3-12 over the past half century from the standpoint of the concept of shape.


Lead Speaker: Zalman Usiskin

140  12:15 PM to
1:15 PM
Windsor BCGeneralDeveloping Coaches - Developing Teachers

A Coaching Model in the Transformation of Math Teachers to Math Teacher Leaders
Mathematics Teaching Specialists use coaching ingredients to transform teachers into Teacher Leaders, who use coaching techniques with their staff while affecting student achievement, teacher learning, and instruction. Participants will learn about a successful model that is used to improve student achievement in an urban district and the overall impact district-wide.


Lead Speaker: Bernard Rahming
Co-Presenter: Pandora Bedford

141  12:15 PM to
1:15 PM
MohsenGeneralDeveloping Coaches - Developing Teachers

Linking Best Mentoring Practices and Providing Online Support for Beginning Teachers to Facilitate Transfer of Pedagogical Theory to Practice
A mentor/cooperating teacher plays a critical role in beginning or student teachers' development. Strategies in guiding them to effective mathematics teaching and dealing with classroom challenges will be presented. The efficacy of online peer discussion as a means of support and reflection for pre-service and beginning teachers will be discussed.


Lead Speaker: Nina Girard

142  12:15 PM to
1:15 PM
Madeleine ABIntermediate
(3 - 5)
Teaching and Learning Leadership

Teaching (and Learning!) Mathematics Through Problem Solving: A Model for Online Professional Development
Explore the use of online courses to create a community of elementary/middle grades teachers who develop their own content knowledge and use rich problems to teach critical concepts and skills. Readings, math activities, and discussions reinforce the role of problem solving in addressing NCTM's Process Standards.


Lead Speaker: Claire Mead

143  12:15 PM to
1:15 PM
Edward CDSecondary
(9 - 12)
Teaching and Learning Leadership

Using Computer Algebra Systems Effectively in the High School Classroom
Computer Algebra Systems (CAS) allow students to build computational models of mathematical objects so that they can experiment with mathematical phenomena (polynomials, for example) in ways that would be intractable by hand. Participants in this session will investigate with examples from an NSF (National Science Foundation)-funded high school curriculum, CME (Center for Mathematics Education)- Project.


Lead Speaker: Al Cuoco
Co-Presenter: Bowen Kerins

144  12:15 PM to
1:15 PM

Texas Instruments Technology Showcase: TI's Interactive Math Classroom Fresno Site–Year Two Report and Hands-On Demonstration Lab
Hear the year two report on the Fresno Algebra Nspired lesson center site. Come learn about their successes and get a hands-on experience of TI's Interactive Mathematics Classroom featuring Algebra Nspired.


Lead Speaker: Carl Veater
Co-Presenter: Jane Gillespie

145  12:15 PM to
1:15 PM

Key Curriculum Press Sponsor Showcase: Ignite NCSM! Ten Speakers Light up the Room with Fresh Ideas in Mathematics
Ignite lights up audiences around the world. Speakers share their expertise in five-minute presentations using 20 slides that auto-forward every 15 seconds—ready or not. For a list of speakers and topics, visit the Key display table.


Lead Speaker: Karen Coe

146  1:30 PM to
2:30 PM
Manchester GHI

High-Leverage Actions for Mathematics Education Leaders
The professional literature describes numerous "research-based" actions that leaders should implement in their schools or districts to improve the quality of mathematics teaching and increase student achievement. Learn about high-leverage actions—those that produce the greatest benefits—the research that supports them, and practical suggestions for incorporating them into leadership practice.


Lead Speaker: Diane Briars

147  1:30 PM to
2:30 PM
Molly ABGeneralDeveloping Coaches - Developing Teachers

Examining Coaching in Elementary (K-8) Mathematics Classrooms
With a growing interest in the use of coaches to improve mathematics instruction in schools, this session will examine different types and depths of knowledge that contribute to successful coaching and will provide a model for professional development to address these multiple knowledge domains.


Lead Speaker: John Sutton
Co-Presenter: Clare Heidema
Co-Presenter: Arlene Mitchell

148  1:30 PM to
2:30 PM
Edward CDGeneralTeaching and Learning Leadership

Preparing Teacher Leaders to Facilitate Professional Learning Communities
Since 2004, the Southwest PA Math Science Partnership has prepared 900 Teacher Leaders who have facilitated learning experiences for 6,600 of their district colleagues. Join the MSP Principal Investigator to discover lessons learned from multi-year Teacher Leadership Academies as described by the LEADS acronym: Learning, Explicitness, Assessment, De-Briefing, and Support.


Lead Speaker: Nancy Bunt
Co-Presenter: Corinne Murawski

149  1:30 PM to
2:30 PM
Elizabeth ABGeneralEquity and Access

When Good Intentions Fall Short
Reports show that we are improving in many aspects of PK-12 mathematics. However, improvement efforts seem to continually reach a plateau short of our goals. Gaps in opportunities and student achievement persist. What can we do to get past the plateau and give every student a high quality math education?


Lead Speaker: Cathy Seeley

150  1:30 PM to
2:30 PM
Windsor BCGeneralDeveloping Coaches - Developing Teachers

Coaching - More Than Just One Tier
Coaches are professional learning leaders in our schools - but how do they get to that place? The three-tiered model of the development of coaches that is used prepares teachers to become coaches, provides continued professional learning opportunities for current coaches, and utilizes "coaching experts" in the field.


Lead Speaker: Arlene Rosowski
Co-Presenter: Dr. James Williams
Co-Presenter: Debra Sykes
Co-Presenter: Amber Dixon

151  1:30 PM to
2:30 PM
Madeleine ABGeneralDeveloping Coaches - Developing Teachers

Mathematics Education Needs Transformational Leaders – Do Our Teacher Leadership Programs Develop Transformational Leaders?
We studied "what was happening" in our Math Science Partnership sites for the 2 years following NSF (National Science Foundation) funding. We discovered that teacher leaders' roles and functions had changed. We will share what they told us about how our leadership development program prepared them and what more we could have done.


Lead Speaker: Judi Fonzi
Co-Presenter: Cindy Callard

152  1:30 PM to
2:30 PM
MohsenGeneralAssessment Leadership

Evolution of a Continuum of Mathematics Leadership: Charting the Course to Formative Assessment Practices in a Large Urban District
The Milwaukee Public Schools charted a course for leadership via a professional learning continuum for mathematics, focusing on formative assessment. This continuum acknowledged change as a developmental process for schools and the district. As a result, students are making significant mathematics gains and closing achievement gaps on state tests.


Lead Speaker: DeAnn Huinker
Co-Presenter: Henry Kranendonk

153  1:30 PM to
2:30 PM
Elizabeth FPrimary
(PK - 2)
Curriculum Leadership

Success in Mathematics Starts at PK
San Diego Unified School District is helping PK teachers learn how to create a supportive learning environment and provide appropriate instruction as they help children make sense of the world of mathematics, with help from the Math Perspectives Teacher Development Center.


Lead Speaker: Kathy Richardson
Co-Presenter: Carol Berridge
Co-Presenter: Mary Euretig
Co-Presenter: Gilda Porras

154  1:30 PM to
2:30 PM

Encyclopaedia Britanica Technology Showcase: Practice SMART! Assess SMART! Differentiate SMART! Britannica SmartMath!
Participants will engage in lively and interactive web-based practice and assessment for elementary students. Move students toward computational fluency while using tools that allow teachers to differentiate, assess, track, and evaluate in real-time. As a result, students will enjoy doing mathematics at home or in the classroom.


Lead Speaker: Paul Ridgeway
Co-Presenter: Trina Williams

155  1:30 PM to
2:30 PM

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Sponsor Showcase: Singapore Math for the US Classroom
Learn how this unique pedagogical approach focusing on depth of understanding, number and number sense, and visualization strategies for problem solving can be used effectively in your school or district.


Lead Speaker: Patsy Kanter
Co-Presenter: Andy Clark

156  2:45 PM to
3:45 PM
Manchester GHIGeneral

Strategic Leadership: How School Boards and Mathematics Departments Connect on a Real Level
If mathematics education leaders can connect to the School Board, we can ensure mathematics is protected during budget deficits. This session describes how large urban districts can provide quality mathematics programs during the worst economic crisis our country has ever seen.


Lead Speaker: Shelia Jackson

157  2:45 PM to
3:45 PM
Edward CDGeneralTeaching and Learning Leadership

Computational Fluency in Subtraction: What Does It Look Like?
Focusing on subtraction and using student work artifacts, including video, we will consider the foundations of computational fluency in the elementary grades. We will consider these questions: What makes subtraction so difficult? What contexts and representations help students understand the operation? What implications does this have for teaching and professional development?


Lead Speaker: Keith Cochran
Co-Presenter: Karen Economopoulos

158  2:45 PM to
3:45 PM
Madeleine ABGeneralDeveloping Coaches - Developing Teachers

The C.I.A.'s of Coaching: Come Investigate...
Participate, experience, and engage in activities and processes that veteran coaches have implemented in a high needs urban district. Attendees will be given an opportunity to examine artifacts, practice protocols, and utilize tools in an interactive setting. Leave with knowledge of how our coaching initiative influences curriculum, instruction, and assessment.


Lead Speaker: Lisa Sanders
Co-Presenter: Serena Restivo
Co-Presenter: Karen Murray
Co-Presenter: Joy Kilian

159  2:45 PM to
3:45 PM
MohsenGeneralCurriculum Leadership

Lessons from Singapore: The Professional Development Required to Implement a World Class Curriculum
The effectiveness of the Singapore math curriculum and of visual models in teaching number sense, operations, and problem solving are well recognized. This workshop will describe, through video and student work, the challenges in bringing this curriculum to the United States.


Lead Speaker: Andy Clark

160  2:45 PM to
3:45 PM
Molly ABIntermediate
(3 - 5)
Teaching and Learning Leadership

Leadership Content Knowledge for Mathematics: How It Affects Elementary and Middle School Principals Classroom Observation and Teacher Supervision
Findings from a large study of K-8 principals Leadership Content Knowledge (LCK) for mathematics will be presented: what principals with different LCK profiles see and value when observing mathematics classrooms and how the principals work with teachers. Participants will examine case study data and discuss the benefits and deficits of different LCK profiles.


Lead Speaker: Barbara Nelson
Co-Presenter: Kristen Reed

161  2:45 PM to
3:45 PM
Elizabeth FMiddle
(6 - 8)
Curriculum Leadership

Planning to Teach—Unpacking the Mathematics in a Problem-centered Curricula
This talk will discuss the challenges that teachers face when trying to unpack the mathematics embedded in a sequence of problems in a problem-centered curriculum. Both the mathematical and pedagogical background of teachers plays central roles in these efforts.


Lead Speaker: Elizabeth Phillips
Co-Presenter: Glenda Lappan

162  2:45 PM to
3:45 PM
Elizabeth ABMiddle
(6 - 8)
Equity and Access

Successful Strategies for Intervention Students
Classroom-tested strategies for helping intervention students will be demonstrated. Help students learn such skills as mastering multiplication facts, operating with fractions, and more. Learn how to help struggling students gain confidence, comfort, and computational fluency. A comprehensive handout will be provided.


Lead Speaker: Guy Foresman

163  2:45 PM to
3:45 PM
Windsor BCMiddle
(6 - 8)
Assessment Leadership

Professional Development Strategies to Implement Formative Assessment in Networked Classrooms
This session reports on a three-year professional development research project to implement formative assessment strategies within networked classrooms. Formative assessment strategies and how a TI-Navigator System with 73-Explorer calculators was utilized to implement them will be discussed. Samples of implementation from the 32 teacher participants will be shared.


Lead Speaker: Melfried Olson
Co-Presenter: Judith Olson
Co-Presenter: Michael Gilbert
Co-Presenter: Barbara Gilbert

164  2:45 PM to
3:45 PM

Math Solutions Technology Showcase: Introducing ePD™ Coaching
Math Solutions ePD™ Coaching is a customizable, web-based, professional development service led by Math Solutions instructors. We will demonstrate how your school or district will benefit from technology and the expertise of Math Solutions with collaborative and sustainable professional development services that address your specific problems and goals in mathematics instruction.


Lead Speaker: Paula Hidalgo
Co-Presenter: Carolyn Felux
Co-Presenter: Marji Freeman

165  2:45 PM to
3:45 PM

CASIO America, Inc. Sponsor Showcase: CASIO Technology at Work – Building 21st Century Skills
New Tech High at Coppell uses Project Based Learning to deliver core knowledge and 21st Century skills, emphasizing real-world applications. New Tech's students have access to necessary technological tools, including personal laptops and, through a partnership with CASIO, fx-9860 Graphing Calculators. Session attendees receive a CASIO fx-9860 Graphing Calculator.


Lead Speaker: Kay Neuse

166  2:45 PM to
4:45 PM
Elizabeth GGeneralDeveloping Coaches - Developing Teachers

Essential Practices for Coaches That Get Results
This session will go beyond the general, over used terms (e.g. learning communities, trust, relationship) and hone in on the essence of effective coaching. We will name the behaviors and show video examples of coaching practices and moves that are sure to improve classroom practice and build sustainable capacity.


Lead Speaker: Lucy West
Co-Presenter: Antonia Cameron

167  2:45 PM to
4:45 PM
Randle AGeneralDeveloping Coaches - Developing Teachers

Differentiated Coaching: Helping Teachers Change Beliefs and Practices
Differentiated coaching capitalizes on teacher strengths to help them transform their classrooms. Learn how to use a neutral framework to uncover teacher beliefs, provide differentiated evidence to change those beliefs, and adopt coaching roles that meet teacher learning styles so that coaching practices model how teachers can differentiate mathematics instruction.


Lead Speaker: Jane Kise

168  2:45 PM to
4:45 PM
Randle EGeneralEquity and Access

Increasing Our Capacity to Lead for Equity in Mathematics Education
The mathematics education community has made great progress on educational equity in recent years. It is still a challenge, however, to have productive and meaningful discussions on how race, class, gender, and other forms of bias affect the teaching and learning of mathematics.


Lead Speaker: Julian Weissglass

169  2:45 PM to
4:45 PM
Randle DGeneralDeveloping Coaches - Developing Teachers

Facilitating Professional Learning: Three Models of Practice
In this session we will examine the key components of effective facilitation for three related forms of professional learning: video study groups, lesson study groups, and classroom coaching. This session will highlight our lessons learned and will include mathematics problem-solving activities, classroom video clips, and suggested practices for facilitators.


Lead Speaker: Lisa Lavelle
Co-Presenter: Claire Gates

170  2:45 PM to
4:45 PM
Elizabeth HPrimary
(PK - 2)
Teaching and Learning Leadership

Using Video and Student Work Focused on Children's Thinking to Help Professional Developers Support K-3 Teachers in Transforming Their Teaching
In this interactive session, we will draw upon video and written student artifacts to support professional developers working with primary-grade teachers. We will consider characteristics of video and written student work that effectively engage teachers in discussions of children's mathematical thinking as a basis for their teaching.


Lead Speaker: Randolph Philipp
Co-Presenter: Vicki Jacobs
Co-Presenter: Lisa Lamb
Co-Presenter: John (Zig) Siegfried

171  2:45 PM to
4:45 PM
Randle BMiddle
(6 - 8)
Assessment Leadership

Formative Assessment and Feedback: Teacher Practices and Experiences
Facilitating incorporation of formative assessment practices is the focus of the Northwest Regional Education Laboratory project. This session presents the challenges and successes teachers experience as they use a feedback guide to interpret and use student responses to open solution tasks to provide written feedback and share instructionally selected student performances


Lead Speaker: Edith Gummer
Co-Presenter: Claire Gates
Co-Presenter: Traci Fantz

172  4:00 PM to
5:00 PM
Manchester GHIGeneral

Student Focused Assessment Cycle
As education shifts from the pitfalls derived from high stakes testing, there is compelling research that indicates authentic formative assessment, focused on student thinking and student work, is an essential strategy for teachers. This session will describe an assessment cycle tied to student thinking, using state of the art materials, and the innovation of successful teachers to bring formative assessment practice to the reality of the classroom. Materials and video cases will be shared.


Lead Speaker: David Foster

173  4:00 PM to
5:00 PM
Edward CDGeneralDeveloping Coaches - Developing Teachers

Math Coach Support for Teachers of Struggling Math Learners
What does research say about the needs of struggling math students? How can coaches support teachers so they better understand the needs of these students and so they provide appropriate instruction to learn mathematics? These are questions that will be explored in this session.


Lead Speaker: Sam Shaneyfelt

174  4:00 PM to
5:00 PM
Windsor BCGeneralDeveloping Coaches - Developing Teachers

Differentiating Professional Development for Coaches and Teacher Leaders
The power of coaching in developing leaders cannot stand alone at the building level. Aurora Public Schools in Aurora, Colorado has developed several interconnected professional development structures to support district coaches, teacher leaders, demonstration classroom teachers, and teachers in their role in increasing student achievement.


Co-Presenter: Stephanie Gianneschi
Co-Presenter: Betsy Collar
Co-Presenter: Cherie Echols

175  4:00 PM to
5:00 PM
Madeleine ABGeneralPutting PRIME into Practice

Curriculum Leadership with PRIME: Is Your Curriculum Meaningful and Relevant?
Learn how Phoenix Union High School District, in Phoenix, AZ, is closing the "expected- acceptance" gap with curriculum. This interactive session will provide participants with the opportunity to review and develop resources on "how-to" ensure that the intended curriculum is implemented and is student and teacher friendly.


Lead Speaker: Mona Toncheff
Co-Presenter: Susan Heikkinen

176  4:00 PM to
5:00 PM
Elizabeth FIntermediate
(3 - 5)
Teaching and Learning Leadership

Communication and Problem Solving Using Lesson Studies
The presentation team from University of Nevada Las Vegas and Robert Lunt Elementary School will engage participants in a multimedia presentation and a discussion of their journey to increase student achievement in mathematics through a modified lesson study approach focused on problem solving and communication in mathematics.


Lead Speaker: Thelma Davis
Co-Presenter: Virginia Usnick
Co-Presenter: Jennifer Spinos
Co-Presenter: Peter Schmit

177  4:00 PM to
5:00 PM
(6 - 8)
Teaching and Learning Leadership

Strategies for Ending the Debate Between Conceptual Understanding and Basic Skill
This session will provide participants with strategies to discuss the conceptual understanding versus basic skills debate in a respectful manner. Participants will be engaged in activities and research involving number sense, fraction sense, and technology (YouTube) that can foster support for change in school mathematics and lead to reforms


Lead Speaker: Eric Milou

178  4:00 PM to
5:00 PM
Molly ABSecondary
(9 - 12)
Teaching and Learning Leadership

Using Video Clubs as a Vehicle to Link Instruction and Student Learning
Discussing carefully chosen clips of classroom practice helps teachers make teaching public, talk about mathematics and student learning, and can lead to a shift in pedagogy more focused on students. Participants will consider how to establish video club norms and lessons learned using them to develop a community of practice.


Lead Speaker: Jim King
Co-Presenter: Nicole Bannister

179  4:00 PM to
5:00 PM
Elizabeth ABSecondary
(9 - 12)
Equity and Access

PRIME the PIPELINE Project: Updating Teachers and Preparing STEM Students
Prime the Pipeline: Putting Knowledge to Work is an NSF-Funded program that engages math and science teachers (as learners), high school students, undergraduate trained mentors, university faculty and industry scientists working on long-term projects in "scientific villages" aimed at exciting all about STEM careers and introducing workplace technologies.


Lead Speaker: Carole Greenes
Co-Presenter: Ida Malian
Co-Presenter: Deborah Toolson
Co-Presenter: Mary Cavanaugh

180  4:00 PM to
5:00 PM

Key Curriculum Press Technology Showcase: Sketchpad and Elementary Math– The Key to Improving Student Learning and Engagement
Explore how Sketchpad helps teachers more effectively teach elementary mathematics by making it dynamic and engaging. Experience hands-on activities with integers, ratios, and fractions. Discover how Sketchpad allows students to create and extend their mathematical understanding through dynamic explorations. Learn how Sketchpad can help you motivate and improve student learning.


Lead Speaker: Karen Greenhaus

182  5:15 PM to
6:45 PM
Elizabeth F

NCSM Regional Leadership Team Meeting (Monday 5:15 PM - 6:45 PM)
(by invitation only) This meeting of the NCSM Regional Leadership Teams and NCSM Regional Directors will focus on the critical work of NCSM for 2010-2011. This meeting is for all those invited to serve on the Regional Teams.


Lead Speaker: Diane Briars