Session information last updated 3-14-2019, subject to change without notice.

 
All Sessions, Sunday, March 31
 
 1:00:00 PM to
5:00:00 PM
Grand Ballroom 1GeneralPre Conference Session - Extra FeeVisionary Coaching Practices

NCSM Essential Actions for Mathematics Coaching
Have you ever wondered which systemic actions drive high-quality mathematics coaching? What are the key characteristics of effective mathematics coaching programs? NSCM has answered those questions in its new coaching resource, NCSM Essential Actions: Mathematics Coaching. In this pre-conference session, speakers will introduce the Foundational Elements and Essential Actions necessary for both the design of coaching programs and behaviors that highly effective coaches exhibit.

 

Lead Speaker: Donna Karsten
Co-Presenter: Denise Brady
Co-Presenter: Sara Frisbie
Co-Presenter: Jason Gauthier
Co-Presenter: Nanci Smith

 1:00:00 PM to
5:00:00 PM
Grand Ballroom 2GeneralPre Conference Session - Extra FeeEmpowering Equity and Social Justice Leadership

Practical Leadership: How to Leverage Learning Science to Achieve Equity
In a practical sense, we know achieving equity in mathematics education can be a daunting task. In this double-block, pre-conference workshop, learn how to leverage culturally responsive pedagogies, motivation theories, and learning science to create learning environments conducive to students or educators.

 

Lead Speaker: Douglas Sovde
Co-Presenter: Catherine Good
Co-Presenter: Luis Lima

 
All Sessions, Monday, April 1
 
 7:00:00 AM to
7:30:00 AM
Pacific 23GeneralMeeting

Affiliate Leaders Meeting
Gather with NCSM Affiliate Leaders from across North America as we share ideas, discuss concerns and resolutions, and identify ways to serve the leaders of mathematics in our areas. We will brainstorm how NCSM can support your organization's  goals for leadership development and member support. Come meet and share ideas with new colleagues. This meeting is for invited Affiliate Leaders only.

 

Lead Speaker: Nanci Smith

 7:00:00 AM to
7:30:00 AM
Pacific 14GeneralMeeting

What's It All About? An Orientation for Those New to the NCSM Annual Conference
This session is for attendees who are new to the NCSM Annual Conference. Participants will network with others, review the structure of the conference, explore the different conference options, set personal priorities and goals, and work on a personal plan of what to do and where to go during the conference.

 

Lead Speaker: Jessica McIntyre

 7:45:00 AM to
9:00:00 AM
Grand BallroomGeneralOpening Session-Keynote PresentationEmpowering Equity and Social Justice Leadership

Recognizing and Overcoming the Barriers to Ensuring ALL Students Learn Mathematics
The public school system we have inherited was never designed to ensure high levels of learning for ALL students. The critical thinking students develop as a result of engaging in meaningful mathematical learning experiences does not intentionally include students from certain low-income communities or students of color. To put it mathematically, equal does not equate to equitable. Join Dr. Luis F. Cruz as he passionately challenges us to reflect on the historical purpose of our public school system and discover how to ensure high levels of learning for ALL students in our schools. As school leaders we need to first embrace the discomfort of the current reality in our school mathematics programs, and then act to change a process for learning mathematics so that it is designed to help each and every child learn.

 

Connie Schrock, NCSM President
Bill Barnes, NCSM 1st Vice President-Program Chair
Keynote Speaker: Luis Cruz

 9:15:00 AM to
10:15:00 AM
Pacific 21GeneralMajor PresentationEmpowering Equity and Social Justice Leadership

Math Strong: Cultivating Equity and Social Justice in Mathematics Education
As a leader, you are a critical change agent for equity and social justice in mathematics education. In this session, conceptual and practical tools will be introduced to critically examine beliefs and structures impacting your professional vision for teaching and learning "math strong." Learn to reframe discussions and cultivate equity-based practices that leverages students' mathematical strengths and supports rich, rigorous, and relevant mathematics education experiences for our nation's children and youth.

 

Lead Speaker: Julia Aguirre
Presider: Karen Hyers

 9:15:00 AM to
10:15:00 AM
Torrey Pines 2K-5 ElementaryRegular PresentationInnovative Engagement

"Community, Collaboration and Computers: Using Multimedia Platforms to Foster Effective Instructional Guidance, Collaboration and Support"
Participants will learn meaningful methods for engaging instructional staff via a multi-media approach. Strategies will be shared for how to engage screenagers, tweeners, and almost-retireeners for increased collaboration. If you are not sure how to engage these three instructional employee groups, this session is for you! Come learn how to use technology to support teachers' instructional practice, increase productivity, broaden communication, and strengthen collaboration … all while being fiscally conservative!

 

Lead Speaker: Stephanie Reddick

 9:15:00 AM to
10:15:00 AM
Pacific 15GeneralRegular PresentationVisionary Coaching Practices

Coaching Kickoff: Coaching Book
Have you ever wondered which systemic actions drive high-quality mathematics coaching? What are the key characteristics of effective mathematics coaching programs? NSCM has answered those questions in its new coaching resource, NCSM Essential Actions: Mathematics Coaching.In this session, leaders will learn about the Foundational Elements and Essential Actions necessary for both the design of coaching programs and behaviors that highly effective coaches exhibit.

 

Lead Speaker: Nanci Smith
Co-Presenter: Denise Brady
Co-Presenter: Jason Gauthier
Co-Presenter: Sara Frisbie

 9:15:00 AM to
10:15:00 AM
Pacific 17K-5 ElementaryRegular PresentationEmpowering Equity and Social Justice Leadership

Changing Mindsets to Tackle Equity: From the New York Times to the Classroom-One District's Journey
Disrupting the status quo cannot happen without vision, relationships built on trust, and capacity-building. Participants will engage in structures designed to increase purposeful collaboration, support differentiated professional development, and sustain reflective practice in order to bring about systemic change designed to increase access to rigorous equitable mathematics instruction. Participants will identify ways to leverage their district resources and stakeholders to support sustainable high impact engagement, increase collective efficacy, and to frame equitable mathematics teaching.

 

Lead Speaker: Melissa Pearson
Co-Presenter: Susan Totaro
Co-Presenter: Mary Ann Carnevale

 9:15:00 AM to
10:15:00 AM
Pacific 26K-5 ElementaryRegular PresentationVisionary Coaching Practices

Coaching to Advance Justice: Revising Coaching Tools to Explicitly Attend to Issues of Justice and Equity in Mathematics Teaching
Mathematics class provides a powerful setting for disrupting historical biases about who is seen as "smart." Coaches can take action toward this end by using coaching tools with mathematics teachers to make deliberate teaching moves that advance social justice. Examples include: attending to issues of status and positioning and intentionally highlighting all students' mathematical competencies. Analyze and try out our tools and bring one of your own to share/revise with colleagues.

 

Lead Speaker: Amber Willis
Co-Presenter: Heather Beasley
Co-Presenter: Melissa Kemmerle
Co-Presenter: Sabrina Salazar
Co-Presenter: Karen Reinhardt
Co-Presenter: Deborah Ball

 9:15:00 AM to
10:15:00 AM
Pacific 19GeneralRegular PresentationEngaging Leadership Communities

Cultivating Mathematics Teacher Leaders as Models and Advocates for Effective Teaching and Learning
We will: 1) describe structures for cultivating building-based mathematics teacher leaders that sustain and scale a research-informed vision of instruction and assessment; and 2) discuss ways they support curriculum implementation and ongoing collegial learning at the classroom, school, and district level in an effort to support both student and teacher learning. Participants will consider their own advocacy efforts and implications for their setting.

 

Lead Speaker: Nicole Rigelman
Co-Presenter: Amy McQueen
Co-Presenter: Karen Prigodich

 9:15:00 AM to
10:15:00 AM
Torrey Pines 16-12 SecondaryRegular PresentationEmpowering Equity and Social Justice Leadership

Designing for Equity by Thinking In and About Mathematics (DEbT-M): A Systemic Look at Inequity in Mathematics Teaching and Learning
The DEbT-M project, a five-year National Science Foundation (NSF) Mathematics-Science Partnership (MSP), has been devoted to closing the opportunity gap for marginalized secondary mathematics students. In order to affect change, we could not work with teachers in isolation, or learners in isolation, or schools in isolation but rather we needed to take a "systems perspective" to inequity. In this session, we will share our thinking, learning, successes, and challenges in ways that might help others who engage in this work.

 

Lead Speaker: Eden Badertscher

 9:15:00 AM to
10:15:00 AM
Pacific 14Pk-2 PrimaryRegular Presentation

Early Numeracy Partnerships: Blending Professional Development and Research to Enhance Early Numeracy Development
Explore how a large urban school district partnered with researchers with the University of Alberta to create a professional development series aiming to improve mathematics instruction in Early Learning. Learn how participants worked together to collaboratively plan for rich mathematical experiences, capitalizing on the mathematical opportunities that routinely take place in Early Learning classrooms.

 

Lead Speaker: Amy Swinkels
Co-Presenter: Stephanie Power

 9:15:00 AM to
10:15:00 AM
Pacific 236-12 SecondaryRegular PresentationExemplary Experiences from the Field

Experiencing Alignment, Rigor and Engagement - Open Up Resources High School Math
Participants will learn about one district's journey piloting the new high school mathematics program from Open Up Resources, developed by Illustrative Mathematics. Teachers will discuss their experience as they engaged in their own understanding of what it means to teach problem-based lessons and facilitate goal-oriented mathematical conversations. Participants will get a window into student thinking as teachers share student reactions by highlighting the resulting understanding of the mathematics they have engaged in.

 

Lead Speaker: Jeanette Scott
Co-Presenter: Kris Cunningham
Co-Presenter: Jorge Ambriz

 9:15:00 AM to
10:15:00 AM
Pacific 16CollegeRegular Presentation

Exploring Tasks and Assessments to Develop Prospective and In-Service Elementary Teachers' Specialized Content Knowledge of Geometry and Measurement
This session will focus on the design and use of tasks in content courses for prospective and in-service elementary teachers to develop and assess their specialized content knowledge (SCK) of geometry and measurement. The presenter will share experiences with SCK tasks and participants will evaluate and adapt tasks for their own classrooms.

 

Lead Speaker: Betsy Berry

 9:15:00 AM to
10:15:00 AM
Pacific 18K-5 ElementaryRegular PresentationExemplary Experiences from the Field

Making Effective Assessment Habits Routine: Looking at Case Studies of Practice
Teachers understand the importance of formative assessment as they thoughtfully observe students engaging in mathematics. However, without efficient processes for gathering data, teachers may struggle to set a routine. We will explore two case studies of teachers who have routinized effective assessment practice for various formats, including games and small-group lessons.

 

Lead Speaker: Denise Porter
Co-Presenter: Rachel Muren
Co-Presenter: Kathryn Flores

 9:15:00 AM to
10:15:00 AM
Pacific 256-12 SecondaryRegular PresentationInnovative Engagement

MIST: A virtual mathematics immersion experience for teachers and teacher-leaders
Mathematics Immersion for Secondary Teachers (MIST) is a professional learning experience that connects one school-based group with others across the country. Facilitated by a real-time instructor, teachers meet through videoconference and are immersed in mathematics-solving new problems, conjecturing, exploring new ideas, and making connections among content. Come experience some mathematics for yourself, remembering what it was like to be a student, and learn how we are making this a low-cost option for professional development.

 

Lead Speaker: Miriam Gates
Co-Presenter: Matt McLeod
Co-Presenter: Al Cuoco
Co-Presenter: Bowen Kerins

 9:15:00 AM to
10:15:00 AM
Temecula 16-8 MiddleRegular Presentation

Project, Product, Performance: The 3P Approach to Professional Development
Research studies show that teachers learn best from collaboratively engaging in long-term challenging problems/projects like those for students; exploring key concepts, seeing how they grow and become more robust; identifying multiple contexts for developing the same concept; developing strategies that help students "undress" problems; designing and evaluating problems/projects; and conducting Showcase performances. The 3P approach, focusing on proportional reasoning, was validated with middle school teachers. Attendees will receive copies of several of these studies.

 

Lead Speaker: Carole Greenes

 9:15:00 AM to
10:15:00 AM
Rancho Santa Fe 3GeneralRegular PresentationEmpowering Equity and Social Justice Leadership

Supporting Students with Learning Disabilities in Mathematics
This presentation will focus on exploring learning disabilities and how they affect our students in mathematics class. Participants will have the opportunity to work through mathematical tasks, analyze student work based on learner profiles, and determine strategies that will ensure ALL students have access to the learning experiences and can succeed. We will examine how to plan and support mathematics programming in response to a student's assessed areas of strength and need.

 

Lead Speaker: Sue Ball
Co-Presenter: Janine Franklin
Co-Presenter: Hilary Greavette

 9:15:00 AM to
10:15:00 AM
Temecula 2Pk-2 PrimaryRegular PresentationVisionary Coaching Practices

Surfing the Waves of Change: Ready, Set, Go! How to Support Building a Math Classroom That Lets the Kids Talk!
Surfers "learn by doing" and we can, too! We can empower ALL students to be budding mathematicians by nurturing their ideas, questions, and arguments. Learn how talk moves and questioning promotes equitable access to the mathematics. We can energize our teachers to let the kids talk, justify, challenge, and appreciate each other's mathematical thinking in the early years. Experience how PK-2 teachers engage students in mathematical discourse during the first 20 days of mathematics class.

 

Lead Speaker: Barbara Blanke
Co-Presenter: TJ Jemison

 9:15:00 AM to
10:15:00 AM
Rancho Santa Fe 23-8 Upper Elementary/MiddleRegular PresentationVisionary Coaching Practices

The Heart of Coaching
Why are some coaches more effective than others? We will consider the personal and professional characteristics that shape an effective math instructional coach and how to utilize those characteristics to more effectively support teachers and students. We'll discuss creating equitable lessons that keep expectations high for ALL students, and how changing the culture one classroom at a time has the potential to change an entire school district and its community!

 

Lead Speaker: Kathy Prummer

 9:15:00 AM to
10:15:00 AM
Temecula 3 & 4GeneralRegular PresentationEmpowering Equity and Social Justice Leadership

Writing a New Narrative: Our Journey in Using an Equity Lens to Create a Mathematics Community That Values All Learners
The demographics of school systems are changing across the country. More students of color, who are linguistically and socioeconomically diverse, are populating classrooms. This session is designed to engage participants in an interactive discussion of how Baltimore area schools are working to apply an equity lens to frame its work in mathematics instruction. We will explore how identity is related to students' sense of self-efficacy and agency as they develop competency as mathematicians as well.

 

Lead Speaker: Lisa Williams
Co-Presenter: John W. Staley

 9:15:00 AM to
10:15:00 AM
Torrey Pines 3GeneralSponsor Showcase

Using Learning Intentions and Success Criteria to Improve Teacher Clarity
Teacher clarity has a 0.75 effect size on student learning (Hattie, 2015) and it begins with clearly communicating learning intentions and success criteria. Classroom video and examples bring clarity to writing and using learning intentions and success criteria. Learn how a small change in your practice can have a huge impact on student learning.

 

Lead Speaker: Laurie Boswell

 9:15:00 AM to
10:15:00 AM
Pacific 226-12 SecondarySpotlight Speaker

Moving Beyond Think-Pair-Share: Routines for Mathematical Discourse
How might we build shared understanding of mathematical ideas by facilitating meaningful mathematical discourse? How might different discussion routines elicit different types of mathematical reasoning, justification, and analysis? How might we move beyond think-pair-share by adding routines for visible thinking and mathematical discourse to our professional toolboxes? Explore a host of routines for making student thinking visible and creating a classroom culture of discourse, while considering the mathematics specialist's role in moving mathematical discussions forward.

 

Lead Speaker: B. Michelle Rinehart
Co-Presenter: Daniel Ilaria
Presider: Carolyn Briles

 11:00:00 AM to
12:00:00 PM
Pacific 21GeneralMajor PresentationVisionary Coaching Practices

Power Hours-Customized Coaching Capitalizing on Individual and Team Strengths
Teachers want a coach who cares about them, builds upon  their talents, and finds ways to develop and integrate those talents into their best work as they support improved student achievement through authentic, meaningful instructional practices and the creation of a classroom culture that promotes success. Coaching requires that teachers be given opportunities that maximize their individual and team strengths and develop positive professional growth mindsets-I am not someone who just takes them up a ladder that they may not want to climb. The result is team members who are respected, engaged, and energized. Although I use specifically designed tools and traditional coaching methods, I don't do "cookie cutter." Instead, I personalize each coaching experience to guide teachers along their own unique path during our "Power Hours" where we meet (individually and as teams) to plan, observe, debrief, and repeat!

 

Lead Speaker: Beatrice Moore Luchin
Presider: Paul Bray

 11:00:00 AM to
12:00:00 PM
Temecula 2GeneralPresidents Exchange

Presidents Exchange-ASA: Teaching and Assessing Statistics with Simulation - Accessible to All Students
Simulation, as a tool for teaching statistics at the school level, is greatly needed in the classroom.  Simulation provides the opportunity to deliver challenging curricula to all students motivating conceptual understanding once only accessible to students with an advanced mathematical background. This session will investigate using simulation, modeling a statistical problem that traditionally has been approached only using mathematical theory. The session will also explore the use of simulation for assessment at grades 6 - 16 by utilizing past national high stakes exams to demonstrate ways teachers can evaluate student understanding of important statistical concepts.

 

Lead Speaker: Christine Franklin

 11:00:00 AM to
12:00:00 PM
Pacific 15GeneralRegular Presentation

Adopting New Mathematics Books? Start by Selecting an Effect Textbook Analysis Toolkit to Inform Your Work!
Explore the updated NCSM/NCTM Curriculum Analysis Toolkit developed under the direction of the Council of Chief State School Officers. In addition to three analysis tools: Content, Practices, and Overarching Considerations (Technology, Equity, and Assessment), we will share two new supporting resources: Look For guides to focus users on critical textbook features, and Textbook Analysis Professional Learning Activities to build a shared vision of effective textbook design among members of review committees.

 

Lead Speaker: Valerie Mills
Co-Presenter: Diane Briars

 11:00:00 AM to
12:00:00 PM
Rancho Santa Fe 1K-5 ElementaryRegular PresentationVisionary Coaching Practices

But What Does it Really Look Like?
In this interactive session, participants will learn how to implement an innovative coaching protocol-Visible Instructional Design (VID). VID encompasses intentional planning, task complexity, learning trajectories, and questioning to promote a reflective practice. Presenters will demonstrate the VID protocol in action using a model lesson. Participants will walk away knowing how to use the VID protocol to support teachers in knowing what implementation of intentional instructional design really looks like.

 

Lead Speaker: Connie Thomson
Co-Presenter: Valerie Byrnes

 11:00:00 AM to
12:00:00 PM
Pacific 18GeneralRegular PresentationVisionary Coaching Practices

Coaching Teachers to Create Positive Self-Fulfilling Prophecies in their Mathematics Lessons
As coaches and supervisors, we sometimes observe lessons that feel scripted, with teachers not responding to what is happening in the lesson. How can envisioning what a lesson will look like while planning limit a teacher when they enact the lesson? Explore strategies to support teachers to create lesson images and lesson plans that allow for flexible enactment based on what they learn from students, so the "self-fulfilling prophecy" turns into a positive learning experience.

 

Lead Speaker: Edward Nolan

 11:00:00 AM to
12:00:00 PM
Pacific 14GeneralRegular PresentationInnovative Engagement

Creating Opportunities to Learn for Rural and Isolated Teachers: Effective Strategies for Blended Face-to-Face and Online Professional Learning
Effective professional learning is content-focused, standards-based, and classroom-relevant. However, rural and otherwise isolated mathematics teachers lack equitable access to learning due to barriers of distance, time, and expense. In our state, 75 percent of schools and teachers are rural; addressing their professional learning needs fueled six years of design, implementation, and research in online/blended learning (OBL). We will share findings and effective OBL practices for rural K-12 mathematics teachers that also benefit those from non-rural settings.

 

Lead Speaker: Jennifer Luebeck
Co-Presenter: Matt Roscoe

 11:00:00 AM to
12:00:00 PM
Temecula 3 & 46-12 SecondaryRegular Presentation

Desmo-fy Your Mathematics Lesson: What the Latest Research Shows About How to Bridge the Achievement Gap
In this session, we will share the latest research in how using and creating Desmos activities helped to make a statistically significant impact for students, especially students of color. Case studies and ready to use example activities will be shared. Participants are encouraged to bring laptops to use in this interactive presentation.

 

Lead Speaker: Ivan Cheng
Co-Presenter: Matthew Kim
Co-Presenter: Jaspreet Sandha

 11:00:00 AM to
12:00:00 PM
Torrey Pines 2GeneralRegular PresentationEmpowering Equity and Social Justice Leadership

Equity, Mathematics, and Mindset
This session will highlight some of Jo Boaler's work around growth mindset and equity in mathematics. During our time together, we will reflect on current beliefs, structures, and practices in our systems, experience mathematical tasks that incorporate effective strategies for increasing equitable access and outcomes for all students, consider relevant current research, engage in conversations with colleagues, and identify ways to bring reflective conversations about equitable practices into our work with others in our communities.

 

Lead Speaker: Jennifer Graziano
Co-Presenter: Stephen Arndt
Co-Presenter: Tim Hebert
Co-Presenter: Nova Katz

 11:00:00 AM to
12:00:00 PM
Rancho Santa Fe 3K-5 ElementaryRegular PresentationExemplary Experiences from the Field

How a Mathematics Leadership Team's Focus on Making Mathematics a Priority in Elementary Classrooms Changed School Culture Across the District
How can leadership teams inspire teachers to make mathematics a priority? Learn how one district's framework for the implementation of an elementary Mathematics Leadership Team helped change school culture by strengthening the understanding and implementation of best practices in mathematics instruction. Learn how to create this framework to create a school culture that makes mathematics a priority instead of just another thing on a teacher's plate.

 

Lead Speaker: Desiree Harrison
Co-Presenter: Andrea Edwards
Co-Presenter: Colleen Stamm

 11:00:00 AM to
12:00:00 PM
Pacific 246-8 MiddleRegular PresentationEmpowering Equity and Social Justice Leadership

Leverage a Common Problem Type to Design an Instructional Routine for ALL Students
The same mathematical activity with varying mathematical practice goals and designs for learning impact student experiences and outcomes. Mathematics curricula makes use of common task types-sorting, error analysis, which one doesn't belong, etc. In this session, we will explore how to leverage them to craft instructional routines with specific mathematical practice goals and repeatable designs for learning that provide access and engagement for all students and equitable teaching practices in buildings and districts.

 

Lead Speaker: Amy Lucenta
Co-Presenter: Grace Kelemanik

 11:00:00 AM to
12:00:00 PM
Torrey Pines 1GeneralRegular PresentationEmpowering Equity and Social Justice Leadership

NCSM Initiative: Equity and Access in Action
The Equity and Access in Action initiative was established to build on past initiative's work of creating and promoting a common understanding around equity. After a brief overview of this new initiative, we'll explore, in conjunction with Eden Badertscher & others from the DEbT-M project,  tools presented in the monograph. Our focus will be on how mathematics leaders can use tools to facilitate difficult but critical conversations about inequities in teaching and learning mathematics.

 

Lead Speaker: Cheryl Cantin
Co-Presenter: Shelly Jones
Co-Presenter: Kathlan Latimer
Co-Presenter: Steven Viktora
Co-Presenter: Sue Vohrer
Co-Presenter: Irma Cruz-White
Co-Presenter: Eden Badertscher

 11:00:00 AM to
12:00:00 PM
Pacific 266-8 MiddleRegular Presentation

Over Thirty Years of Teaching Through Open Problem Activities: Going Deep with Mathematics
This session focuses on teaching through open problem activities. Defined as sources of classroom activity devoted to the developing mathematical ideas, open problems refer to contextual situations involving multiple access points, methods/pathways, and solutions. Teaching through open problems is pivotal for fostering equity-based teaching practices. We will discuss the practice of "going deep with mathematics," particularly around helping students to solve an open problem, unpack the embedded mathematics, and connect learning to prior and future knowledge.

 

Lead Speaker: Elizabeth Phillips
Co-Presenter: Alden Edson
Co-Presenter: Yvonne Grant

 11:00:00 AM to
12:00:00 PM
Pacific 25CollegeRegular PresentationExemplary Experiences from the Field

Strategic and Standardized Redesign of Gateway Mathematics
Completing gateway mathematics is one of the most significant predictors of student retention, progression, and completion at Miami Dade College. Data revealed a need for transformation of MDC's gateway mathematics courses. MDC redesigned the curriculum of those courses, trained professors, and improved academic placement. The next stage is underway, with contextualized curriculum designed to appeal to Miami residents, and Instructional Learning Assistants using Co-Requisite materials in Recitation Hall to improve mathematics competency in sequential courses.

 

Lead Speaker: Roger Blanco
Co-Presenter: Leandro Alvarez

 11:00:00 AM to
12:00:00 PM
Pacific 236-12 SecondaryRegular PresentationVisionary Coaching Practices

Supporting a First-Year Teacher to Foster Students' Ability to Communicate their Mathematical Thinking
A teacher educator and first-year teacher collaborated on designing high school geometry lessons. We engaged in planning sessions and video recorded seven of them. Initial findings suggest that the focus on long term and short term planning to sequence opportunities for students to communicate thinking was productive. The participants will analyze video of small group and whole class discussions, which may be productive for educators that aim to support teachers in collaborative classroom discourse.

 

Lead Speaker: Justin Boyle

 11:00:00 AM to
12:00:00 PM
Pacific 19Pk-2 PrimaryRegular PresentationInnovative Engagement

Teaching Teachers How to Fish: Strategies and Structures for Engaging and Effective Professional Learning Experiences
Examine how to purposefully structure professional development to attend to the whole teacher and engage adult learners in actively constructing their own understanding of how to support young children's learning. Experience a mini Learning Lab on Number Sense for 3- to 8-year-olds and unpack facilitation strategies including a focus on conceptual knowledge, parallel processing, unlocked questions, and more! Leave with access to an online library with video examples of student mathematical thinking and teaching strategies.

 

Lead Speaker: Mary Hynes-Berry
Co-Presenter: Lauren Solarski
Co-Presenter: Stephanie Tominov
Co-Presenter: Tia Hanna
Co-Presenter: Faith Jones
Co-Presenter: Karen Griffin

 11:00:00 AM to
12:00:00 PM
Pacific 163-5 IntermediateRegular PresentationVisionary Coaching Practices

Turning Misconceptions into "Aha!" Moments
Teachers are frequently challenged with asking the right questions when implementing mathematical tasks. This session will stress the importance of anticipating student misconceptions so that leaders and coaches can provide tools for teachers to design effective lessons that promote a deep understanding of mathematics. Through group discussion and analysis of classroom video clips, participants will develop questions which advance student thinking and discourse, resulting in modification of student understanding and "Aha!" moments.

 

Lead Speaker: Joan Tellish
Co-Presenter: Kay Sammons
Co-Presenter: Cheryl Akers

 11:00:00 AM to
12:00:00 PM
Temecula 13-8 Upper Elementary/MiddleRegular PresentationEngaging Leadership Communities

What do we do now? Leading Implementation of Intensive Intervention for Students with Severe and Persistent Mathematics Learning Needs
Despite the prevalence of Multi-Tiered Systems of Support (MTSS) in states' Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESSA) plans, many schools continue to struggle to implement the most intensive level of MTSS, particularly in mathematics. Thus, this session will introduce participants to Data-Based Individualization (DBI), a validated process for providing intensive intervention in mathematics. The presenter will also address the critical role that school and district leaders play in ensuring successful implementation.

 

Lead Speaker: Sarah Arden

 11:00:00 AM to
12:00:00 PM
Rancho Santa Fe 26-8 MiddleRegular PresentationInnovative Engagement

How Might We Rethink Intervention?
Do you have students who struggle and need intervention? What is the answer? Pre-teach? Vocab drill? More practice? Join us to experience intervention redesigned; a course focusing on relationships, problem-solving, and enjoying mathematics. Experience activities to support students as they rebuild their mathematical identity and hear comments from student surveys.

 

Lead Speaker: Karen Wootton

 11:00:00 AM to
12:00:00 PM
Pacific 17K-5 ElementaryRegular PresentationEngaging Leadership Communities

"Building" Capacity in Mathematics Through a Mathematics Professional Learning Community: A Collaborative Approach
Collaboration is critical to a successful mathematics program within a school. Who best for teachers to learn from? Their colleagues! Learn how administration (principal and district administrator) in a low-income, high-need school created a professional learning community to increase the quality of mathematics instruction for all students. Models and structures will be shared to illustrate the path to success. Structures such as collaborative unit planning, classroom visits, coaching sessions, and cross grade planning will be highlighted.

 

Lead Speaker: Natalie Crist
Co-Presenter: Kelly O'Connell

 11:00:00 AM to
12:00:00 PM
Torrey Pines 3GeneralSponsor Showcase

Challenges and Opportunities in 21st Century Mathematics Education
Join us for a hands-on discussion regarding the challenges facing 21st century mathematics education, the opportunities afforded today's students in this Third Industrial Revolution, and creative solutions for reaching and preparing more students for tomorrow's challenges.

 

Lead Speaker: Lawrence Korchnak

 11:00:00 AM to
12:00:00 PM
Pacific 22GeneralSpotlight SpeakerInnovative Engagement

Practice Makes Perfect: Developing an Effective Mathematics Coaching Practice Through Intentionally Planned Rehearsals
Learning the necessary skills to become an effective mathematics mentor and coach is challenging. These skills are best learned through professional development that centers on common problems of practice connected to mathematics instruction. One tool supporting such learning is coaching rehearsals; however, effectiveness depends on several considerations. Participants will examine current literature and experience a coaching rehearsal to consider the potential of using intentionally planned rehearsals as coaching professional development.

 

Lead Speaker: Courtney Baker
Co-Presenter: Melinda Knapp
Co-Presenter: Nicole Rigelman
Presider: Linda Griffith

 12:15:00 PM to
1:15:00 PM
Grand BallroomGeneralFunction

Monday Lunch-Ignite Presentation
Join us for this NCSM sponsored fun, fast-paced, educational Ignite presentation.  You will have some time to network with your peers, have a relaxing lunch followed by some educational tidbits through an Ignite sessions.  This will be a great addition to all the in-depth programs you will hear throughout the conference.

 

Lead Speaker: Connie Schrock
Co-Presenter: Mona Toncheff

 1:30:00 PM to
2:30:00 PM
Pacific 21GeneralMajor PresentationEngaging Leadership Communities

Five (Un)Productive Practices in Mathematics Teaching
Make sense of five ways teachers potentially undermine efforts to increase student achievement. These teaching practices are commonplace and often required by administrators. Many of them may have been generated from practices in English language arts (ELA) and might work very well in that content area. See why they are often unproductive when applied during mathematics instruction and generate a plan for what to do about them in your school or district.

 

Lead Speaker: Juli Dixon
Presider: Cheryl Cantin

 1:30:00 PM to
2:30:00 PM
Temecula 2GeneralPresidents ExchangeExemplary Experiences from the Field

Presidents Exchange - SSMA - Tasks to Develop Deep Mathematical Understanding and Procedural Fluency
Developing deep mathematical understanding and procedural fluency is a goal and challenge for all teachers. This session will provide several ideas and tasks that can be utilized for professional development for teachers of all grade levels and by teachers in all grade level classrooms to help students develop deep mathematical understanding and procedural fluency.

 

Lead Speaker: Stacy Reeder
Co-Presenter: Juliana Utley

 1:30:00 PM to
2:30:00 PM
Pacific 16GeneralPresidents ExchangeEmpowering Equity and Social Justice Leadership

Presidents Exchange-TODOS: Resisting the Culture of Exclusion
Why is equity elusive? What is a culture of exclusion? What does equity in the classroom mean? What does it look like, sound like, and feel like? We will take some time to discuss characteristics, practices, actions, and data that resist the unintentional positioning of students as deficient, which impedes their access to rich and relevant learning.

 

Lead Speaker: Diana Ceja

 1:30:00 PM to
2:30:00 PM
Pacific 263-8 Upper Elementary/MiddleRegular PresentationVisionary Coaching Practices

Collaborative Coaching: How Do We Learn Together as a Team?
Coaching is often seen as a one-on-one activity between a coach or administrator and a teacher. What if we also created activities that allow us to learn together as a team? Collaborative coaching tools that have been successful in K-8 schools, such as student interviews and mini-lesson studies, will be shared and discussed. The role of administrators, coaches, and teacher leaders in these teams will also be analyzed and explored.

 

Lead Speaker: Nicora Placa

 1:30:00 PM to
2:30:00 PM
Torrey Pines 2K-5 ElementaryRegular PresentationEngaging Leadership Communities

Designing Teacher Study Groups to Transform School Culture
How can we sustain teachers' collective desire to study their practice across the school community? We will examine video case studies to analyze how teachers became the leaders of their own learning in developing the goals and action plan for studying their practice, which ultimately enhances the student learning in the classroom. Collectively, the teacher-designed study group along with the support of a coach and principal created opportunities for transforming school culture.

 

Lead Speaker: Renee McShane
Co-Presenter: Ellen McCrum
Co-Presenter: Antonia Cameron

 1:30:00 PM to
2:30:00 PM
Pacific 173-8 Upper Elementary/MiddleRegular PresentationExemplary Experiences from the Field

Going Beyond Diagnostic: Acting on Data from Formative Assessment Probes
Teachers need diagnostic approaches for identifying students' strengths and difficulties of concepts. Experience professional development activities that support teacher use of formative assessment probes-a powerful tool for collecting focused, actionable information about student thinking and potential misconceptions. Leave with a collection of probes and resources that support a teacher's ability to move from diagnostic to formative use of the information gathered. Connections will be made to multiple teaching practices including establishing mathematics goals to focus learning.

 

Lead Speaker: Cheryl Tobey

 1:30:00 PM to
2:30:00 PM
Rancho Santa Fe 1GeneralRegular PresentationInnovative Engagement

Grants to Build Innovation in Mathematics Education
Do you want to improve your leadership, collaboration, and professional development in your schools? The Mathematics Education Trust ( MET) provides grants, scholarships, and awards that support teachers, mathematics leaders, and mathematics researchers with funds for materials, lesson development, conferences, coursework, professional development, technology, in-service, and action research.

 

Lead Speaker: Suzanne Mitchell

 1:30:00 PM to
2:30:00 PM
Pacific 246-12 SecondaryRegular Presentation

Help Teachers Develop Growth Mindset in Students to Increase Their Perseverance, Engagement, and Success in Mathematics
Teachers now understand the principles of growth mindset, but what does it mean to teach with those principles? Come learn concrete examples to support your teachers and empower their students through proven mathematical planning and instruction techniques. We will also experience powerful strategies that change students' attitudes to maximize learning experiences; you will leave with activities to immediately bring back to your teachers.

 

Lead Speaker: Matthew Beyranevand

 1:30:00 PM to
2:30:00 PM
Pacific 23GeneralRegular PresentationEmpowering Equity and Social Justice Leadership

It Takes More than a Village:  Engaged Professional Learning to Promote Math Outcomes for ALL Students Using Evidence-Based Practices
Evidence-based practices (EBPs) in mathematics exist, yet mathematics scores continue to remain stagnant for students with and at-risk for disabilities. How can we ensure teachers' use of EBPs to improve mathematics outcomes? This session, intended for school and district leaders, will share strategies for supporting and sustaining mathematics teachers' EBP implementation. We will discuss common pitfalls related to EBP implementation, and will share an observational tool that can be used to provide specific feedback.

 

Lead Speaker: Melinda Griffin
Co-Presenter: Terri Marx
Co-Presenter: Jenna Richard

 1:30:00 PM to
2:30:00 PM
Pacific 186-12 SecondaryRegular PresentationEmpowering Equity and Social Justice Leadership

Making Waves with Changes in Acceleration Practices
The implementation of rigorous and coherent mathematics standards, along with the expectation that mathematics education meets the needs every student, has caused a sea change in the use of acceleration practices. Learn how schools in one state shifted away from the "traditional" acceleration practice of skipping toward one of coherence. Participants will receive the white paper, communication tools, and the "blueprint" developed by the Kansas State Department of Education, to support changes in practices.

 

Lead Speaker: Sherri Martinie
Co-Presenter: Connie Schrock
Co-Presenter: Melissa Fast

 1:30:00 PM to
2:30:00 PM
Rancho Santa Fe 2GeneralRegular PresentationEngaging Leadership Communities

Peer Coaching Cohorts for Teachers:  Why They Work and Getting One Started in Your School or School District.
For districts to foster true teacher leadership and comprehensive professional learning, embedded non-evaluative peer feedback is a high-leverage strategy that fosters teacher growth, impacts instruction, and supports student success. Participants will learn from one instructional leader who has successfully implemented this model. Participants will hear from teachers who have participated in this model and collaborate with each other as to how they might implement peer coaching in their own district.

 

Lead Speaker: Daniel Greenberg

 1:30:00 PM to
2:30:00 PM
Temecula 3 & 49-12 High SchoolRegular PresentationInnovative Engagement

Reinventing & Reimagining the High School Mathematics Classroom
Today, it seems as if nearly everyone agrees that mathematics (especially high school mathematics) needs to change. For far too long, mathematics has not worked for far too many students. Mathematics has not changed substantially in my lifetime, nor has it changed substantially for most students, teachers, and schools. It is clearly an issue-and it is time to discuss and make serious changes.

 

Lead Speaker: Eric Milou

 1:30:00 PM to
2:30:00 PM
Pacific 19GeneralRegular Presentation

Ross Taylor/Glenn Gilbert Speaker Series: High-Leverage Actions for Mathematics Education Leaders
Learn about high-leverage actions-those that produce the greatest benefits for your efforts-to improve mathematics teaching and learning, and ensure that each and every student is mathematically prepared for his or her future. We will discuss the research that demonstrates the effectiveness these actions and give practical suggestions for effectively implementing them in your setting.

 

Lead Speaker: Diane Briars
Presider: Connie Schrock, NCSM President

 1:30:00 PM to
2:30:00 PM
Pacific 14GeneralRegular PresentationExemplary Experiences from the Field

The Intersection of Mathematics and Computer Science in Project Based Education
Many schools are beginning to focus on using project-based education as a way for students to demonstrate their understanding. Yet many teachers struggle with how to fit grade-level mathematics concepts and computer science into these projects. This session will explore where these connections exist, and how coaches can support teachers with implementing high-quality, real-world activities including mathematics and computer science.

 

Lead Speaker: Renee Charette

 1:30:00 PM to
2:30:00 PM
Temecula 1GeneralRegular Presentation

Using Student Questions to Determine the Health of a Mathematics Learning Environment
Students ask a variety of questions during mathematics lessons. Some questions focus on procedures or formal notation, while others focus on ideas, connections, or representations. Student questions are important as they provide vastly different learning opportunities for students. This session explores the types of questions students ask while learning mathematics and discusses how analyzing student questions can help teachers work towards promoting more conceptual and curious questions from students.

 

Lead Speaker: Melissa Kemmerle

 1:30:00 PM to
2:30:00 PM
Pacific 15GeneralRegular PresentationVisionary Coaching Practices

Who's Doing the Work? Shifting the Cognitive Lift to Students in Mathematics Class
Learning mathematics requires students to think deeply and engage cognitively. Oftentimes, well-meaning teachers employ practices that take the "cognitive lift" out of students' hands. In this session, consider tools for helping teachers identify when and how they might be creating this unintended outcome, and explore instructional practices and classroom resources that can be used to help shift the "cognitive lift" back to students. This session will be helpful for teachers, coaches, and mathematics specialists.

 

Lead Speaker: Joanie Funderburk

 1:30:00 PM to
2:30:00 PM
Torrey Pines 1GeneralRegular PresentationVisionary Coaching Practices

Coaching Teachers to Engage Every Student in Discourse and Sense-making in the Mathematics Classroom
Are you a coach committed to helping teachers create reasoning-centered, discourse-rich classrooms in which each student is meaningfully engaged? Impactful coaching does not happen by chance, it happens by design. Learn about a coaching framework that empowers coaches and teachers to enact student engagement strategies that support students learning mathematics deeply, especially for diverse populations. Explore the framework and tools, critique them alongside your own process, and identify potential enhancements to your current coaching framework.

 

Lead Speaker: Danielle Seabold

 1:30:00 PM to
2:30:00 PM
Pacific 253-5 IntermediateRegular PresentationEmpowering Equity and Social Justice Leadership

Building Teachers' Questioning Expertise by Calling Attention to Children's Mathematical Ideas
Questioning that elicits and builds on children's diverse ways of reasoning is critical, yet challenging. Participants will engage with a research-based questioning framework and explore the strategic selection and use of video and written work to support the development of teachers' questioning expertise. We will also share tips for capitalizing on teachers' curiosity and children's partial understandings. Examples will focus on questioning children's fraction thinking, but the ideas are relevant for all mathematics instruction.

 

Lead Speaker: Vicki Jacobs
Co-Presenter: Susan Empson
Co-Presenter: Dinah Brown

 1:30:00 PM to
2:30:00 PM
Torrey Pines 3GeneralSponsor Showcase

The Science of Implementation
Choosing a good program is one thing; implementing it well is another. Learn about the data-driven science of implementation and structures for improving the implementation of your next program. What needs to happen at the district and building levels to maximize your chances of success? How can you partner with your provider most effectively?

 

Co-Presenter: Melinda Schwartz

 1:30:00 PM to
2:30:00 PM
Pacific 223-5 IntermediateSpotlight Speaker

Embolden Your Inner Mathematician
How can we strengthen and deepen understanding, confidence, and efficacy in the learning and teaching of mathematics? We will discuss, sketch, and solve tasks that promote flexibility, critical reasoning, and problem solving. Learning mathematics should be anchored in depth of understanding and built on conceptual understanding as well as procedural fluency.

 

Lead Speaker: Jill Gough
Presider: Mona Toncheff

 2:45:00 PM to
3:45:00 PM
Pacific 21GeneralMajor PresentationEmpowering Equity and Social Justice Leadership

Five Keys to Equity in STEM
NCSM/NCTM's 2018 joint position statement on STEM raises important issues about equity. What steps can we take as leaders to ensure that every student has access to the benefits of STEM activities and programs? It starts with a commitment to ensure a strong mathematical foundation for each and every one. Let's think together about how we can prepare all students to thrive in a STEM-rich world, regardless of the career path they choose.

 

Lead Speaker: Cathy Seeley
Presider: Sue Vohrer

 2:45:00 PM to
3:45:00 PM
Pacific 146-12 SecondaryRegular PresentationEngaging Leadership Communities

Building Community to Improve Mathematics Education
How do we get our message out? What is it about mathematics education we need to share? Come hear how one school district communicates with stakeholders-students, parents, teachers, and administrators. District-created documents like unit newsletters, pacing guides, mathematics messages, and year-at-a-glance will be shared. Participants will have an opportunity to create a mathematics message to take back and share with their districts.

 

Lead Speaker: Tammy Rudolph
Co-Presenter: Maria Everett
Co-Presenter: Christina Pirie
Co-Presenter: Laura Potter
Co-Presenter: Salli Waraksa

 2:45:00 PM to
3:45:00 PM
Pacific 24GeneralRegular PresentationEngaging Leadership Communities

Coaching and Leading for Collective Efficacy: Developing the Idea That Together Educators Can Powerfully Impact Student Outcomes
When a team of teachers share a belief that their collective actions can make a difference, student learning increases. This session will illustrate the importance and impact of collective teacher efficacy as well as methods for developing it within professional learning communities. We will share examples of how we have developed this collective belief in our own work as well as a roadmap for developing this collective belief in any school or teacher team.

 

Lead Speaker: Thomas Stricklin
Co-Presenter: Sharon Rendon

 2:45:00 PM to
3:45:00 PM
Pacific 17GeneralRegular Presentation

Developing a Positive Error-Climate: Action Steps from Research and Practice
Researchers and practitioners both discuss the benefits of using errors as a learning tool in a mathematics classroom, albeit sometimes from different perspectives. Additionally, students' experiences and perceptions of using mathematical errors for learning may align or diverge from what teachers and leaders predict. Join us to help unify these perspectives towards the goal of developing a positive and productive error-climate for both teachers and students.

 

Lead Speaker: Karin Lange
Co-Presenter: Christina Barbieri
Co-Presenter: Julie Booth
Co-Presenter: Tim Fukawa-Connelly

 2:45:00 PM to
3:45:00 PM
Torrey Pines 26-8 MiddleRegular PresentationExemplary Experiences from the Field

Engaging Students As Partners in Personalized Learning based on Learning Trajectories
Middle grade students are provided with timely and relevant feedback on current instruction based on their progress along learning trajectories; their teachers leverage the data to support them in focusing on what they know and what they still need to know. Their perspectives are shared through interview data and changes in the measures of socio-emotional learning. Examples are provided for multiple clusters of middle school content, including ratio, percent, and algebraic thinking.

 

Lead Speaker: Jere Confrey
Co-Presenter: Michael Belcher

 2:45:00 PM to
3:45:00 PM
Pacific 25GeneralRegular PresentationEmpowering Equity and Social Justice Leadership

Ensuring High-Quality Mathematics Instruction for Students with Special Needs
Providing high-quality mathematics instruction to ALL students means including those with special needs and IEPs, too! Join us as we share best practices for adapting common mathematics routines to support students with special needs and learning challenges and how administrators and leaders can guide the process for doing so. This session is appropriate for teachers and mathematics leaders of ALL grade levels.

 

Lead Speaker: Duane Habecker
Co-Presenter: Jamie Garner

 2:45:00 PM to
3:45:00 PM
Temecula 3 & 43-8 Upper Elementary/MiddleRegular Presentation

How to Deepen Teachers' Mathematical Understanding, Facilitate Rich Student Thinking, and Improve Achievement by Leveraging Interactive Digital Technologies
Digital mathematics tools can provide rich opportunities to engage with mathematical concepts in ways that aren't possible without technology. Since many teachers didn't experience these tools when they were K-12 students,  digital resources provide a unique new approach to improving mathematical knowledge for teaching while also helping teachers empathize with how students develop their own mathematical conceptions. Participants will explore free digital mathematics tools and hear research about their use in professional development models.

 

Lead Speaker: Tim Hudson

 2:45:00 PM to
3:45:00 PM
Rancho Santa Fe 2GeneralRegular PresentationExemplary Experiences from the Field

Implementing a District-Wide Problem Solving Structure: Perspectives, Challenges, and Affordances from One International School
Effectively implementing problem solving across K-12 classrooms poses many challenges, especially when the focus of learning mathematics typically centers on procedures. This session shares the process by which a team of mathematics leaders within one international school-including coaches, principals, and teachers-developed and implemented a K-12 problem solving structure to help students better understand what it means to be a mathematician and do mathematics through authentic problem solving experiences.

 

Lead Speaker: Cory Bennett
Co-Presenter: Kenneth Johnson
Co-Presenter: Minette Lewis

 2:45:00 PM to
3:45:00 PM
Pacific 196-12 SecondaryRegular PresentationExemplary Experiences from the Field

Intentional Planning Improves Instruction
Teachers need time to plan for instruction. In this session, I will share the process New Caney ISD has gone through to create an environment where planning for instruction is intentional and reflective. You will get to experience this process firsthand as we discuss the preplanning protocol, lesson planning guide and cycle, and our lesson planning template.

 

Lead Speaker: Brenda Lynch

 2:45:00 PM to
3:45:00 PM
Temecula 23-5 IntermediateRegular Presentation

Learning to Use Visual Models to Make Connections For Procedural Fluency in Multiplication Through the Lens of a PLC
This hands-on session emphasizes the vital role of exploration using visual models and manipulatives to develop a foundation for procedural fluency with multiplication. A glimpse into the work of one district's professional learning community involving four diversely populated schools highlights the effects of teacher learning through the principles posed in Teaching Student-Centered Mathematics and Principles to Actions. Work samples and video clips illustrate the impact of using visual models on teacher and student learning.

 

Lead Speaker: Denise Porch

 2:45:00 PM to
3:45:00 PM
Rancho Santa Fe 3K-5 ElementaryRegular PresentationVisionary Coaching Practices

Leveraging Partnerships to Create Observations that Illuminate Effective Mathematics Teaching Practices in Elementary Classrooms
How can we support teachers to envision the effective mathematics teaching practices within their own elementary classroom? Join us to discuss the ways a mathematics specialist, local school districts, and a university methods instructor partnered to create opportunities for preservice and inservice teachers to learn from an expert teacher/coach. We will share what components worked, video of the observations highlighting effective mathematics teaching practices, and teacher perception data.

 

Lead Speaker: Sarah Roller
Co-Presenter: Carrie Plank

 2:45:00 PM to
3:45:00 PM
Pacific 26GeneralRegular Presentation

NCSM Initiative: Communication Exchange
In this session, participants will learn how NCSM is creating the communication exchange to ensure the consistency and the quality of the initiatives and projects that will ultimately brand us as the premier mathematics education leadership organization.

 

Lead Speaker: Bernard Frost, Ed.D
Co-Presenter: Natalie Crist

 2:45:00 PM to
3:45:00 PM
Pacific 18GeneralRegular PresentationEngaging Leadership Communities

NCSM Past Presidents: Speed Chats for Leaders Around Critical Challenges and Effective Solutions
Join us for this fast-paced session as NCSM members and former NCSM presidents meet to explore critical leadership issues in a series of charged and engaging Speed Chats. The series of brief small group conversations will allow colleagues to discuss critical issues facing mathematics education today and to explore possible solutions to benefit leaders at all levels. This session is designed for new and experienced leaders alike!

 

Lead Speaker: John Staley
Co-Presenter: Diane Briars
Co-Presenter: Linda Gojak
Co-Presenter: Carole Greenes
Co-Presenter: Timothy Kanold
Co-Presenter: Henry Kepner
Co-Presenter: Steve Leinwand
Co-Presenter: Valerie Mills
Co-Presenter: Suzanne Mitchell

 2:45:00 PM to
3:45:00 PM
Torrey Pines 13-5 IntermediateRegular PresentationInnovative Engagement

Preparing Mathematical Thinkers for the Future
The World Economic Forum released the top 10 job skills people need to have by 2020 to be most successful. The number one skill is "complex problem solving." In order for students today to be prepared to own these skills in the future, we have to encourage students to think critically. Come join us as we share ways to support teachers as as they implement meaningful tasks to challenge students' thinking and deepen their learning.

 

Lead Speaker: Kit Norris
Co-Presenter: Hilary Kreisberg

 2:45:00 PM to
3:45:00 PM
Rancho Santa Fe 1GeneralRegular PresentationInnovative Engagement

Reaching 21st Century Learners through a Blended Learning Model
Join us as Texas Education Service Center Region 12 shares how we have redesigned professional learning to support mathematics teachers and instructional coaches from traditional professional development to a blended model. Find out how ESC 12 designed their instructional model to empower educators to take new tools and high-yield strategies and create relevant, collaborative and innovative experiences that engage learners. We will share our journey and the shifts in our thinking.

 

Lead Speaker: Andi Parr
Co-Presenter: Heather Plaisance
Co-Presenter: Denise Gilbert
Co-Presenter: Yvonne Williams
Co-Presenter: Arash Abnoussi

 2:45:00 PM to
3:45:00 PM
Pacific 236-12 SecondaryRegular Presentation

Recommendations for Statistics and Probability in the Secondary Curriculum: Implications for Teacher Leaders
NCTM's Catalyzing Change recommends essential statistical concepts that should be part of the curriculum for every high school graduate, building on the foundation laid in the middle grades. The challenge: statistics is very different from mathematics. What do teachers need to know to teach statistics well? How can we, as instructional leaders, help teachers learn this content and how to teach it?

 

Lead Speaker: Gail Burrill
Co-Presenter: Tom Dick

 2:45:00 PM to
3:45:00 PM
Pacific 15Pk-2 PrimaryRegular Presentation

The Long and Short of It-Primary Non-Standard Measurement
Journey with students as they experience and reason about non-standard measurement. Students engage in activities and participate in debrief discussions. Video cases and student work bring this presentation to life. Engage in discussions about activities, videos, and student work to address best practices, insights into students learning, and next steps, based on the trajectory of student learning and performance assessment results. Receive a Non-Standard Measurement unit of study to stregthen your own practice.

 

Lead Speaker: Tracy Sola

 2:45:00 PM to
3:45:00 PM
Torrey Pines 3K-5 ElementarySponsor Showcase

Bridges Intervention - Delivering Clear and Systematic Instruction
Searching for an effective K-5 intervention resource with built-in assessments and frequent progress monitoring? Discover how Bridges Intervention uses the power of visual models to reach struggling students. Organized by content rather than grade, each session includes warm-ups, teaching lessons and practice pages focused on the priority standards and practices.

 

Lead Speaker: Pia Hansen

 2:45:00 PM to
3:45:00 PM
Pacific 22K-5 ElementarySpotlight Speaker

Avoiding the Ineffective Key Word Strategy!
Join us in a passionate conversation about avoiding the use of the ineffective Key Word strategy when solving word problems. In this session, we present five limitations that explain the reasoning why this strategy should be avoided. We also share more than 10 effective strategies to use in place of ineffective and harmful Key Word strategies. Leave with a plan to eliminate the use of Key Words in your school or district.

 

Lead Speaker: Karen Karp
Co-Presenter: Sarah Bush
Co-Presenter: Barbara Dougherty
Presider: Shelly Jones

 4:00:00 PM to
5:00:00 PM
Pacific 21K-5 ElementaryMajor Presentation

Teaching on the Edge of Understanding and at the Speed of Learning
There are many things to consider when we engage students in mathematics. Why do we choose one task over another, how do we know which ones work, and what drives our decision-making? The purposeful use and sequence of the right tasks can unlock what students know and inform our next move in the progression of learning.

 

Lead Speaker: Graham Fletcher
Presider: Pat Baltzley

 4:00:00 PM to
5:00:00 PM
Pacific 23Meeting

NCSM Regional Directors and Regional Team Leaders Meeting
This meeting of the appointed NCSM Regional Team Leaders and NCSM Regional Directors will focus on preparing for the Caucus meetings, developing collective knowledge about the potential roles and influence of Team Leaders, and planning for regional initiatives with individual Regional Directors.

 

Lead Speaker: Paul Gray, Jr.

 4:00:00 PM to
5:00:00 PM
Temecula 2GeneralPresidents ExchangeEmpowering Equity and Social Justice Leadership

President's Exchange - AMATYC - Probability, Statistics, and Social Justice
Several national reports and standards documents recommend a greater attention to the use of real data, mathematical modeling, and appropriate use of technology in the mathematics classroom. Several social justice topics linked to statistics and probability concepts will be shared.

 

Lead Speaker: James Ham

 4:00:00 PM to
5:00:00 PM
Pacific 24GeneralRegular PresentationVisionary Coaching Practices

A Former Mathematics Hater's Strategies for Coaching Teachers with Mathematics Anxiety
How do mathematics coaches distinguish between teachers' resistance to changing teaching styles and having mathematics anxiety? Can middle and high school teachers who are content specialists still have mathematics anxiety? This session will explore research and stories from the field on teacher mathematics anxiety. The presenter, a former mathematics hater, will share research-based strategies and experiences from working with teachers that can be utilized by mathematics coaches and administrators.

 

Lead Speaker: Heidi Sabnani
Co-Presenter: Susan Looney

 4:00:00 PM to
5:00:00 PM
Pacific 15Pk-2 PrimaryRegular PresentationExemplary Experiences from the Field

Bridging the Gap Framework: When a Year's Growth Is Not Enough
In order to improve students' application of the concepts and skills relating to Number and Operations in Base Ten and Operations in Algebraic Thinking, participants will learn how to bridge the mathematical gap between early elementary and middle elementary grades. This framework will address K-2 skills that directly impact students' mathematical foundation throughout their elementary school years.

 

Lead Speaker: Jennifer Towles
Co-Presenter: Mindy Cooper
Co-Presenter: Kimberly Davis
Co-Presenter: Ashley Tilley

 4:00:00 PM to
5:00:00 PM
Pacific 253-8 Upper Elementary/MiddleRegular Presentation

Building Precise Mathematical Language Through Routines
How do we support students in our mathematics classes who say nothing because they are afraid they won't say the perfect thing? Mathematics Language Routines (MLR) provide opportunities and scaffolding for all students to engage in meaningful discussions by intentionally and systematically developing the language of mathematics. Experience MLRs and see them in action in classrooms as we explore how to build students' precision by honoring and amplifying their emerging language and ideas.

 

Lead Speaker: Christine Newell

 4:00:00 PM to
5:00:00 PM
Pacific 14GeneralRegular Presentation

Building Reasoning Through Addition Structures and Strategies from Kindergarten Through High School
Can your teachers recognize and build from students' earliest experiences with structures and strategies related to addition? Understanding where students are coming from and where they are going allows educators to provide multiple access points to increase all students' conceptual understandings. Come explore tasks from kindergarten through high school you can use with your teachers to engage them in meaningful discourse about students' overall mathematical development. Let's quit leaving their prior knowledge at the door.

 

Lead Speaker: Janet Tomlinson
Co-Presenter: Stephanie Doran

 4:00:00 PM to
5:00:00 PM
Rancho Santa Fe 16-12 SecondaryRegular Presentation

Coaching Teachers Through the Process of Secondary Mathematics Vertical Articulation
Do teachers look to you for guidance on which standards, topics, or depth they should be teaching? How much would your teachers benefit from learning how to work collaboratively to make these decisions as a team? In this session, we will explore ways to develop teacher teams' abilities to interpret and vertically articulate the CCSSM standards.

 

Lead Speaker: Cassie Sisemore
Co-Presenter: Breanne Phillips
Co-Presenter: Laurie Duerksen

 4:00:00 PM to
5:00:00 PM
Rancho Santa Fe 2Pk-2 PrimaryRegular PresentationVisionary Coaching Practices

Coaching Teachers to Use Photographs and Learning Progressions as Formative Assessment Tools
How can we help teachers capture evidence of children's mathematical thinking and use it as a formative assessment tool? Cameras, which are readily available, can enable teachers to document young children's mathematical thinking/actions in photographs. In this session, we will discuss how to coach teachers to gather evidence with photographs, assess photographs with a learning progression to make sense of children's thinking, and make responsive instructional decisions for moving children's mathematical thinking forward.

 

Lead Speaker: Katherine Marin
Co-Presenter: Elizabeth Petit Cunningham
Co-Presenter: Sarah Roller

 4:00:00 PM to
5:00:00 PM
Pacific 26GeneralRegular PresentationEmpowering Equity and Social Justice Leadership

Detracking Mathematics Meetup
Network and learn with educators who are interested in, and/or committed to, de-tracking and the elimination of ability grouping in mathematics education. This interactive gathering will include a basic discussion of research and trends in the field and time to share and learn practical strategies you can use in your district, campus, and community. Bring your ideas and questions! We provide a structure for participation and conversation. Leave with inspiration, fresh ideas, and new collaborators.

 

Lead Speaker: Lisa Brown
Co-Presenter: Luis Lima
Co-Presenter: Emma Trevino
Co-Presenter: Sherri Jones

 4:00:00 PM to
5:00:00 PM
Pacific 19GeneralRegular PresentationEmpowering Equity and Social Justice Leadership

Forget the Ripple, Make a Wave: Using Equity Commentary in High-Quality Lesson Study
In this session, we will look at a lesson study protocol, focused on excellence and equity in mathematics, developed by a statewide lesson study network improvement community. The addition of an equity commentator has been crucial in helping lesson study groups take actionable steps in improving their practice. We will delve deeply into the development of the role of an equity commentator by watching video and rehearsing commentary.

 

Lead Speaker: Harold Asturias
Co-Presenter: Joan Easterday
Co-Presenter: Brent Jackson

 4:00:00 PM to
5:00:00 PM
Torrey Pines 1GeneralRegular Presentation

Have you ever wanted to submit an article for the NCSM Journal?
Join NCSM's Journal Editor, Carolyn Briles as she discusses tips for submitting articles for our Journal.  You will learn the things that the editors look for in accepting articles to assist in your article being accepted for publication.  Our Editor will answer any of your questions you may have in the submission, review and acceptance process.

 

Lead Speaker: Carolyn Briles

 4:00:00 PM to
5:00:00 PM
Pacific 16K-5 ElementaryRegular Presentation

Mathematics Workshop: Developing Mathematical Knowledge Through Guided Mathematics, Learning Stations, Student Reflection, and More
Participants will learn about the different structures of mathematics workshop and explore ways to increase student engagement and decrease mathematics anxiety. Come learn tips to begin and maintain this successful model that creates a classroom environment that includes deep discourse, meaningful learning stations, rich problem-solving tasks, and guided mathematics. You will learn how valuable a mathematics workshop can be for teachers and students and learn how to start a mathematics workshop in your school/school system.

 

Lead Speaker: Jennifer Lempp

 4:00:00 PM to
5:00:00 PM
Torrey Pines 2CollegeRegular Presentation

Meaningful Mathematical Tasks for Teacher Development
This presentation shares five tasks designed to increase the mathematical understanding of PK-8 mathematics teachers. Through these tasks, teachers develop their Strands of Mathematical Proficiency (NRC, 2001) so they are more equipped to support students' mathematical identities (Aguirre, Mayfield-Ingram, & Martin, 2013). Teachers engage in the Standards for Mathematical Practice, preparing them to lead their learners in deep mathematical exploration through implementing teaching practices to support high-quality mathematics education for all students (NCTM, 2014).

 

Lead Speaker: Kimberly White
Co-Presenter: Nathan Rosin

 4:00:00 PM to
5:00:00 PM
Pacific 186-12 SecondaryRegular Presentation

NCSM Situations: Using Classroom-Based Scenarios to Build Mathematical Knowledge for Teaching
Daily, teachers use their mathematical knowledge to ask purposeful questions, facilitate discussions, explain ideas, generate examples, create counter-examples, and more. How can we develop this mathematical knowledge for teaching? In this session, participants will explore ready-to-use professional development cases from the NCSM Facilitator's Guidebook for Use of Mathematics Situations in Professional Learning. Cases build on authentic secondary mathematics classroom episodes. Implications for design of similar learning experiences for teachers in your setting will be discussed.

 

Lead Speaker: M. Kathleen Heid
Co-Presenter: Diane Briars
Co-Presenter: Suzanne Mitchell
Co-Presenter: Steven Viktora
Co-Presenter: Rose Mary Zbiek

 4:00:00 PM to
5:00:00 PM
Pacific 17GeneralRegular PresentationEngaging Leadership Communities

The Common Core at Nine Years: An Analysis
The Common Core was designed in 2010 to improve student performance by focusing on fewer topics each year, having clear standards for each topic, and testing on these standards each year. Yet, as of this writing, there has been little or no improvement of student performance even on Common Core tests, and no improvement overall on the 4th, 8th, or 12th grade NAEP. Reasons for the lack of substantial improvement provide guidance for future efforts.

 

Lead Speaker: Zalman Usiskin

 4:00:00 PM to
5:00:00 PM
Temecula 3 & 4K-5 ElementaryRegular PresentationVisionary Coaching Practices

What Strategy Did You Use?: How To Help Students Develop a Relationship With Mathematical Strategies to Advance Their Own Learning.
While analyzing student work, our teachers came to the realization that students were using inefficient strategies to solve problems and struggling to apply efficient strategies. In the past, we used assessment scores to determine whether a student was on track, but we were not getting to the heart of the problem. This presentation explores how we moved to using operations-based micro-progressions to develop strategic discourse about student work with teachers and students to advance learning.

 

Lead Speaker: Sarah Dziak-Swanton

 4:00:00 PM to
5:00:00 PM
Rancho Santa Fe 3GeneralRegular PresentationInnovative Engagement

What's in it for Me? Differentiating Professional Development for Adult Learners
We expect classroom teachers to differentiate in their classrooms, but when they attend professional development it is often a one-size-fits-all approach. Come experience one method that allows for differentiation for teachers, which also can be applied in their classrooms.

 

Lead Speaker: Rachel Muren
Co-Presenter: Jean Capper
Co-Presenter: Alison Whittington

 4:00:00 PM to
5:00:00 PM
Torrey Pines 3GeneralSponsor Showcase

Helping teachers develop manageable instructional practices to elicit and use the mathematical thinking of all students to inform instruction
How do you help teachers make sense of student thinking, ask meaningful questions, use instructional strategies to engage all students in sharing their ideas, and use what they learn about students' mathematical reasoning to guide instruction? We will  include instructional strategies and classroom videos as we share ideas to help you support teachers, particularly focusing on engaging all students in persevering, sharing ideas, and making connections. Leave with practical recommendations that can be implemented immediately.

 

Lead Speaker: Grace Kelemanik
Co-Presenter: Amy Lucenta

 4:00:00 PM to
5:00:00 PM
Pacific 229-12 High SchoolSpotlight SpeakerExemplary Experiences from the Field

The Intersection of Curriculum, Instruction, and Technology: Lessons Learned from Implementing and Piloting Illustrative Mathematics' Curriculum
We talk about how curriculum, instruction, and technology should work together to meet the need of all learners. But what does this look like in a secondary classroom? How does a problem-based curriculum provide authentic opportunities for students to use technology tools? With Bill McCallum of Illustrative Mathematics, Corrine Williams of Evergreen Public Schools, and Eric Westendorf of LearnZillion, our panel will bring the lenses of mathematics, instructional leadership, and technology to examine these questions.

 

Lead Speaker: William McCallum
Presider: Nanci Smith

 5:30:00 PM to
7:00:00 PM
Marriott Grand Ballroom TerraceGeneralFunction

Monday Reception
Come make waves with Big Ideas Learning and NCSM in the Grand Ballroom Terrace of the Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina Hotel, Lobby Level of the North Tower, as we celebrate our 51st year.

 


 
All Sessions, Tuesday, April 2
 
 7:00:00 AM to
8:00:00 AM
Grand BallroomGeneralFunction

Tuesday Breakfast - Mathematics-Generated Waves: Attributes of "Constructive Interference" Leadership
Constructive interference is a property of waves that results in high- energy waves.  Based on her "interfering" leadership experiences and research of more than 35 years, Nita will present three critical attributes of effective mathematics leadership:  1) a focus on meaningful understanding based on connections, 2) the importance of contextual considerations, and 3) the necessity for productive struggle and learning.  As you observe her illustrations of these attributes, compare and contrast your own "interfering" examples.

 

Lead Speaker: Juanita "Nita" Copley, PhD
Presider: Connie Schrock, NCSM President

 8:15:00 AM to
9:15:00 AM
Pacific 21GeneralMajor Presentation

The Importance of Play in Mathematics Education
To play is a universal human desire. It's also an important component of what it means to do mathematics at any level. Through examples, we'll discuss why we play, what's distinctive about mathematical play, what benefits it has for students, its connection to college and careers, and how we can incorporate play into our teaching.

 

Lead Speaker: Francis Su
Sue Vohrer

 8:15:00 AM to
9:15:00 AM
Pacific 16K-5 ElementaryRegular PresentationExemplary Experiences from the Field

Bridging the Gap Between Professional Learning and the Classroom
Ever wonder why teachers don't implement what they learn from professional learning opportunities? Have you ever led trainings with participants saying, "Those were great ideas, I can't wait to implement them," only for the ideas to not take hold? Following a Chinese Proverb, "I hear and I forget, I see and I remember, I do and I understand," we will explore a professional learning model where teachers get hands-on experiences to implement in classrooms immediately.

 

Lead Speaker: Melissa Canham
Co-Presenter: Glenda Martinez
Co-Presenter: Julie Yearsley

 8:15:00 AM to
9:15:00 AM
Pacific 18GeneralRegular PresentationEmpowering Equity and Social Justice Leadership

Coaching for Equity: Research-Based Approaches to Supporting High-Quality Math Content and Instruction for ALL Students
We will consider what research says about providing ALL children access to high-quality mathematics content and instruction and how to operationalize these findings through instructional materials and organization, classroom observation and debriefing processes, and so on. We will engage participants in discussion of how these findings and applications are consistent (or not) with common differentiation practices such as personalized learning, homogenous vs. heterogenous grouping, leveled assignments, choice menus, open-ended tasks, and design tasks.

 

Lead Speaker: Sarah Burns
Co-Presenter: Debbie Leslie
Co-Presenter: Andy Isaacs

 8:15:00 AM to
9:15:00 AM
Torrey Pines 23-5 IntermediateRegular Presentation

Deconstructing Reasoning: Leveraging Its Multifaceted Nature To Build Student Proficiency
Reasoning is one of the hallmarks of mathematical proficiency. But what does it really mean for all students to become proficient with mathematical reasoning? Engage in a professional development model that explores a variety of tasks to identify the full range of reasoning experiences. Collaborate to determine focused instructional implications that provide all students with ongoing access to rich opportunities for mathematical reasoning, productive struggle, and discourse around the various types of reasoning tasks.

 

Lead Speaker: Larry Sizemore
Co-Presenter: Jennifer Hilberg
Co-Presenter: Nikki Snier

 8:15:00 AM to
9:15:00 AM
Pacific 256-12 SecondaryRegular Presentation

Developing Conceptual Understanding for High School Students
This session will use instructional materials for comparing and contrasting conceptual understanding with procedural skill and application and developing conceptual understanding of mathematics within high school students. Coherence with mathematical content from grades 6-8 will be discussed, and the intersection of the standards for mathematical practice with conceptual understanding will be explored as well. The exploration of conceptual understanding for high school students will also touch upon analyzing materials without using depth of knowledge scales.

 

Lead Speaker: Tim Truitt
Co-Presenter: Phil Daro

 8:15:00 AM to
9:15:00 AM
Rancho Santa Fe 2GeneralRegular PresentationInnovative Engagement

Engaging the Online Learner:  Adding Productive Struggle to Online Professional Learning
The connection between productive struggle and meaningful learning has been shown to be very strong for classrooms and face-to-face professional leaning. What happens when the learning moves online and the community of learners meets virtually? See how we have applied research-backed methods for producing productive struggle within classrooms to our unique online professional learning sessions with teachers, school leaders, and content experts. Learn strategies that you can apply to your own virtual learning sessions.

 

Lead Speaker: Ryan Timmons
Co-Presenter: Michael Greenlee

 8:15:00 AM to
9:15:00 AM
Pacific 269-12 High SchoolRegular PresentationExemplary Experiences from the Field

Impacting Student Learning Through a Proven Integrated, Interdisciplinary High School Mathematics Program
Catalyzing Change calls for a common two-year high school mathematics curriculum for all. We'll look in depth at one module from just such a program that integrates algebra, geometry, and statistics. The module will provide meaningful challenging mathematics content and share appropriate technological applications in delivering the entire curriculum.

 

Lead Speaker: Lisa Scott
Co-Presenter: David Erickson

 8:15:00 AM to
9:15:00 AM
Torrey Pines 16-12 SecondaryRegular PresentationEngaging Leadership Communities

Keeping Pace ... Collaborative Planning for Effective Instruction
Are your teachers working collaboratively to plan units in order to teach your curriculum? Participants will explore proven techniques for working as a team to plan for effective instruction while staying on pace. Discover how one school system worked with building administrators, department chairs, and teacher teams to introduce the use of high leverage team actions in tandem with a timeline. Both successes and struggles will be shared.

 

Lead Speaker: Leslie Johnson
Co-Presenter: Laura Potter

 8:15:00 AM to
9:15:00 AM
Temecula 26-8 MiddleRegular Presentation

Leading Learners to Level Up: Deepening Understanding of Mathematical Practices
We say: Persevere! Express regularity in repeated reasoning! Be precise! Show your work! But what if students can't yet? How might we make our thinking visible to empower our young learners to become self-correcting, self-reliant, and independent? How do we coach-what strategies do we use-to help learners to embrace the Standards for Mathematical Practice?

 

Lead Speaker: Jill Gough

 8:15:00 AM to
9:15:00 AM
Pacific 17GeneralRegular PresentationEngaging Leadership Communities

Making the Right Choice (now that you have one), K-8 Mathematics
When EdReports.org first reported on the alignment of instructional materials to college- and career-ready standards, few materials met expectations. Now schools and districts have choices for aligned instructional materials, but how do they know what to use? In this session we will explore how to prioritize local needs and use EdReports.org to make informed decisions about instructional materials, while paying careful attention to the progressions and coherence of the content standards.

 

Co-Presenter: Stephanie Fisher
Co-Presenter: Lynn Smith

 8:15:00 AM to
9:15:00 AM
Temecula 1GeneralRegular PresentationEmpowering Equity and Social Justice Leadership

Making Waves in Mathematics Education Using the Culturally Relevant Cognitively Demanding Mathematics Task Rubric to Analyze Classroom Lessons
Participants will discuss salient features of Culturally Responsive Pedagogy. What have we learned at the building, district, and state levels as it pertains to implementing this pedagogical approach? The presenters will discuss findings from research working with teachers and leaders to analyze their current curriculum materials for "access to high-cognitive-demand-tasks that are meaningful and connected to children's lived experiences." The rubric will be introduced as a basis for professional learning community work.

 

Lead Speaker: Shelly Jones
Co-Presenter: Lou Matthews
Co-Presenter: Yolanda Parker

 8:15:00 AM to
9:15:00 AM
Pacific 15Regular Presentation

NCSM: Administrator Kick-Off
Come join us for a networking and celebration session designed to "kick-off" the Administrator Leadership Strand. We will introduce the newest NCSM resource for site-level leaders entitled, "NCSM Essential Actions: Insructional Leadership in Mathematics Education." The book supports site-based administrators with strengthening classroom instruction by improving the quality of instructional conversations that occur before, during, and after the lesson.

 

Lead Speaker: Bill Barnes
Co-Presenter: Mona Toncheff

 8:15:00 AM to
9:15:00 AM
Rancho Santa Fe 3GeneralRegular PresentationEmpowering Equity and Social Justice Leadership

Sense Making - The Gateway to Access, Equity and Empowerment
Participants will engage in rich mathematical tasks that force sense-making of core mathematical ideas. Time will be spent empowering participants to personally define equity and access for each and every student. Participants will reflect on structures in their schools and classrooms that provide for or prevent full access and equity for all.

 

Lead Speaker: Lisa Bush
Co-Presenter: Le Vada Gray

 8:15:00 AM to
9:15:00 AM
Pacific 24GeneralRegular PresentationEmpowering Equity and Social Justice Leadership

Shifting Our Mindsets: Supporting Students with IEPs (Individualized Education Plans) to Access Rigorous Mathematics in San Francisco
How can shifting our mindsets support all students to access rigorous grade-level mathematics? We will share how we've been working with educators to reframe the conversation about what it means to support students with disabilities in mathematics learning. Examine how the elements that expand access to content can also make the learning more rigorous as we shift the question from "What is the best intervention for these students?" to "What strengths will these students bring?"

 

Lead Speaker: Emma Trevino
Co-Presenter: Sarah Gleason
Co-Presenter: Kawthar Duncan
Co-Presenter: Jennifer Hein deMause
Co-Presenter: Lizzy Hull Barnes

 8:15:00 AM to
9:15:00 AM
Pacific 14K-5 ElementaryRegular PresentationVisionary Coaching Practices

Supporting Teachers in Using Purposeful Questions to Promote Meaningful Discourse
Research shows that metacognition improves student learning. Discourse in the mathematics classroom helps students to clarify thinking, make connections among concepts and processes, and develop deep understanding through talking about their thinking and listening to the ideas of others. Meaningful discourse that promotes metacognition is best accomplished through the tasks we use and the questions we ask. Let's look at how we can we support teachers in posing questions that promote meaningful discourse.

 

Lead Speaker: Linda Gojak

 8:15:00 AM to
9:15:00 AM
Temecula 3 & 46-12 SecondaryRegular Presentation

Teaching Strategies for Success in a Mathematics Classroom
This session will focus on current best practices and research for effective teaching strategies. The goals of the session will include: analysis of how visual and open tasks contribute to the implementation of effective teaching practices in mathematics, identification of teaching strategies that deepen a teacher's understanding of effective teaching practices in mathematics, and an exploration of how students' responses can be used to advance the understanding of the class as a whole.

 

Lead Speaker: Linda Griffith
Co-Presenter: Kyle Atkin
Co-Presenter: Linda Antinone

 8:15:00 AM to
9:15:00 AM
Pacific 233-8 Upper Elementary/MiddleRegular PresentationEngaging Leadership Communities

The Power of Teacher-Led Professional Development in Mathematics
Teacher-led professional development powerfully leverages the expertise of mathematics teachers to build a collaborative learning community. This session shares the story of a teacher-led course offered through the Boston Teachers Union to teachers of grades 2-8. Learn about our course structure and peer learning model; hear insights from participants into how and why this course impacted their classrooms; and use our reflection model to consider mathematical tasks from the student and teacher perspective.

 

Lead Speaker: Heidi Fessenden
Co-Presenter: Michelle Sirois

 8:15:00 AM to
9:15:00 AM
Rancho Santa Fe 16-12 SecondaryRegular Presentation

What Do they Know and What Can they Do: Digging Deeper into Assessment
What do we communicate to students when we assess them, and does it help their learning progress? Too often teachers actually inform students about what they're not doing or not understanding, especially when it comes to summative assessment. What if assessment focused on what students CAN do? We will dig deeper into assessment so that as leaders we can help teachers in terms of what they assess, how they assess, and when they assess.

 

Lead Speaker: Marc Garneau

 8:15:00 AM to
9:15:00 AM
Torrey Pines 3GeneralSponsor Showcase

The Future of Mathematics Curriculum
We want to hear from you! The landscape of mathematical instruction is continually evolving. As the national leaders of mathematics in education, what does the future of mathematics look like for your district and the nation? Come discuss with your peers about what leading mathematics into the future looks like--the challenges, successes, myths, and realities. * Attendees will receive a gift card for participating and contributing to the 1-hour session.

 

Lead Speaker: Beth Minor

 8:15:00 AM to
9:15:00 AM
Pacific 22GeneralSpotlight SpeakerVisionary Coaching Practices

Coaching with and for Effective Questioning
Mathematics coaches not only support teachers in their use of questioning, they themselves must also use effective questioning with teachers to help them examine teaching practices. We will share specific strategies and skills on effective questioning, with a focus on making the connection between teaching practices and student learning of mathematics.

 

Lead Speaker: Jennifer Bay-Williams
Co-Presenter: Maggie McGatha
Presider: Denise Trakas

 10:00:00 AM to
11:00:00 AM
Pacific 21GeneralMajor PresentationExemplary Experiences from the Field

Dive Deep into the Waves-Strengths-Based Leadership for Teachers
Access and equity is enhanced as teachers become strengths-based educators. When teachers use their talents to help every student apply their strengths in the process of learning, they focus beyond student deficits. Come explore strategies to create a rich environment that encourages their students to use their strengths. Each participant in learning must believe they are capable of learning, they belong in the mathematics classroom, and they will have a use for the mathematics.

 

Lead Speaker: Connie Schrock
Presider: Mona Toncheff

 10:00:00 AM to
11:00:00 AM
Rancho Santa Fe 1Pk-2 PrimaryRegular PresentationEngaging Leadership Communities

#Mathematics Moments that Matter
Often primary classrooms depict a "show and tell" time, falling short of accomplishing intended learning goals. This session will promote the purposeful decisions made before, during, and after a lesson. We will discuss how leaders can create meaningful professional learning opporutnities that encourage reflection and collaboration with the goal of guiding students toward richer discourse and deeper mathematical understanding.

 

Lead Speaker: Susie Katt

 10:00:00 AM to
11:00:00 AM
Temecula 1GeneralRegular PresentationEmpowering Equity and Social Justice Leadership

All Means All: Teaching Math to English Language Learners from All Over the World
Teaching mathematics to English Language Learners (ELLs) is challenging, especially when students speak and understand limited amounts of English. How do we get all of our students to interact with rich mathematics problems when they don't yet understand the language surrounding the context of a problem? This session will help school leaders build professional development for high-quality mathematics instruction while addressing the challenges of language barriers.

 

Lead Speaker: Victoria Peacock

 10:00:00 AM to
11:00:00 AM
Pacific 25GeneralRegular PresentationInnovative Engagement

Bias toward Action: Designing Collaboration for Impact
The culture within startup companies is often characterized by shared commitment to innovation, healthy risk-taking, and an asset-based approach to team building. Productive collaborative communities in education look much the same. This session will examine a case of like-minded educators overcoming barriers of time, resources, and isolation to form a community poised for action. We will identify essential elements of meaningful collaboration and describe how to cultivate startup values within new and existing educator teams.

 

Lead Speaker: Molly Daley
Co-Presenter: Christopher Danielson
Co-Presenter: Chris Nho

 10:00:00 AM to
11:00:00 AM
Temecula 26-12 SecondaryRegular PresentationExemplary Experiences from the Field

Climate Change - Model Mathematically Data from The Climate Reality Project Leadership Training with Al Gore (An Inconvenient Truth)
Obtain the most current data about climate change, its causes and consequences. Have your students model this significant data and discover what we learned this past August from attending the 3-Day Climate Reality Project Training with Al Gore; we will share some of his PowerPoint slides. Help your students become more socially aware of these important issues with appropriate applied mathematics. Obtain all materials: data, student worksheets, teacher notes and solutions, and a detailed step-by-step blog.

 

Lead Speaker: Tom Reardon

 10:00:00 AM to
11:00:00 AM
Torrey Pines 1K-5 ElementaryRegular PresentationVisionary Coaching Practices

Coach Using Purposeful Math Routines from Illustrative Mathematics K-5 Curriculum
Do you support teachers who currently use or want to learn how to use mathematical routines to enhance student learning? Explore a developmentally and mathematically appropriate trajectory of routines that support students in making their thinking explicit. Leave with strategies to support routines in your setting.

 

Lead Speaker: Jody Guarino
Co-Presenter: Kristin Gray

 10:00:00 AM to
11:00:00 AM
Pacific 19Pk-2 PrimaryRegular PresentationVisionary Coaching Practices

Coaching: A Powerful Wave to Move Teachers
Coaching is a powerful wave that can be used to move teachers from text-reliance to innovative lesson design based on mathematics standards and learners' needs. We will discuss our two-year initiative impacting teachers to learn deep mathematics understanding and visionary instruction. Come build your coaching expertise to lead teachers and ultimately students into greater achievement and success. Dive into coaching templates, protocols, and many specific differentiated lesson strategies through hands-on activities designed to excite your teachers.

 

Lead Speaker: Nanci Smith
Co-Presenter: Lori Everson

 10:00:00 AM to
11:00:00 AM
Pacific 23GeneralRegular PresentationEmpowering Equity and Social Justice Leadership

Countering Deficit Mythologies about the Mathematical Potential of Students with Learning Disabilities
Using neurodiversity to frame disability as diversity rather than deficit, this session will explore two common myths about students with learning disabilities and/or dyslexia: 1) that students with LD cannot benefit from inquiry-based mathematics; and 2) that students with LD cannot construct mathematical strategies. Dr. Lambert will present research that debunks both myths, and explore how mathematics education professionals can disrupt deficit notions about students with disabilities.

 

Lead Speaker: Rachel Lambert

 10:00:00 AM to
11:00:00 AM
Rancho Santa Fe 36-8 MiddleRegular PresentationVisionary Coaching Practices

Designing Mathematics Coach Professional Development to Support Improvements in the Quality of One-on-One Coaching
This session reports on a collaborative effort between researchers and the mathematics leaders of a large urban district to design and facilitate a year-long professional development (PD) sequence aimed at supporting improvements in the quality of one-on-one coaching. District leaders and researchers will describe the learning goals for the PD sequence and share a set of tools that coaches can use to aid in implemening high-leverage one-on-one coaching practices.

 

Lead Speaker: Nicholas Kochmanski
Co-Presenter: Emily Kern
Co-Presenter: Jessica Slayton
Co-Presenter: Tyrunya Goodwin
Co-Presenter: Paul Cobb

 10:00:00 AM to
11:00:00 AM
Pacific 14GeneralRegular PresentationInnovative Engagement

Designing Online Professional Learning (OPL) Opportunities to Capitalize on Teacher Engagement Through Collaborative Learning
Typical online professional learning (OPL) involves large groups of teachers engaging with content as individuals, leaving a need for OPL that is designed around collaborative experiences that create a community of learners. We will share our evolving work designing collaborative OPL experiences using a web-conferencing platform, which engages teachers in small/large group discussions, mathematical tasks, and analysis of mathematical reasoning through instructional vignettes. Session attendees will reflect on the affordances and challenges of OPL.

 

Lead Speaker: Cynthia Carson
Co-Presenter: Jennifer Kruger
Co-Presenter: Genie Foster

 10:00:00 AM to
11:00:00 AM
Rancho Santa Fe 26-8 MiddleRegular PresentationExemplary Experiences from the Field

Growth Mindset and Mistakes: Opportunities to Increase Student Learning
Students who literally "learn from their mistakes" and view these mistakes as positive rather than negative experiences can develop not only a growth mindset, but also develop opportunities for deeper learning. Students must make mistakes and correct them to learn mathematics deeply, and they will become open to investigating mistakes if they view them as a step toward mastery.

 

Lead Speaker: Penny Smits
Co-Presenter: Ilene Kanoff

 10:00:00 AM to
11:00:00 AM
Pacific 17GeneralRegular PresentationEngaging Leadership Communities

Leading Collaboratively: Mathematics Professional Learning for Principals
Look inside an action research approach to building mathematics knowledge for leading. Researchers from Trent University partnered with the Ministry of Education in Ontario, Canada, to facilitate action research with principals from 16 school boards. We will share findings from the research, and explore key lessons related to mathematics professional learning and inquiry for school administrators, including the importance of: shared leadership; reflection and problem-finding; collective efficacy, and; supporting administrator confidence.

 

Lead Speaker: Cathy Bruce
Co-Presenter: Tara Flynn

 10:00:00 AM to
11:00:00 AM
Pacific 266-8 MiddleRegular Presentation

Leveraging Learning Trajectories to drive data discussions in Professional Learning Communities
How can professional learning communities (PLCs) make meaningful use of formative data? We report on how PLCs engage in grade-level discussions of data from Learning Trajectory-based formative assessments. We share how interactions overcame data-sharing nerves into data-driven norms of shared responsibility for improvement. We provide examples of data analysis focused on learning from each other (joint coaching/mentoring), from trouble-shooting curricular weakness (joint diagnosis), and on jointly deciding to make modifications based on the results (joint planning).

 

Lead Speaker: Jere Confrey
Co-Presenter: Meetal Shah

 10:00:00 AM to
11:00:00 AM
Torrey Pines 2GeneralRegular PresentationVisionary Coaching Practices

Move Over Pedagogy - It's Time to Get Andragogical
Coaches play an important role in our educational system-their greatest role is in transforming adult behavior. Most coaches are former teachers who have studied pedagogy their entire lives, but have received little to no training on adult learning theory. If we want to transform adult behavior, we have to know about how adults learn. Come to this session where we will get andragogical and focus on US-the adults.

 

Lead Speaker: Hilary Kreisberg

 10:00:00 AM to
11:00:00 AM
Pacific 24K-5 ElementaryRegular Presentation

Raise the Ceiling, Lower the Floor: Teaching Problem Solving for ALL Students
Is problem solving something your students struggle with daily? This session is designed to clarify expectations for teaching problem solving coupled with research on best practice for removing language barriers so that all students can engage in the mathematics. Strategies for providing engaging problem-solving experiences with appropriate scaffolding such as the Three-Act Math task, Three Reads, and Numberless word problems will be shared and will revolutionize the teaching of problem solving in your schools and districts.

 

Lead Speaker: Susan Loveless

 10:00:00 AM to
11:00:00 AM
Pacific 15GeneralRegular Presentation

The Tool You've Been Waiting For Is Here! the Brand New High School Coherence Map.
Do you want to learn more about the high school CCSSM standards-how they connect to each other and how they connect to middle school? Participants will experience a free digital map of the high school standards built by one of the authors of CCSSM that can be used to plan lessons, develop high school courses and assessments, and see connections between standards.

 

Lead Speaker: Barbara Beske
Co-Presenter: Jason Zimba

 10:00:00 AM to
11:00:00 AM
Pacific 16GeneralRegular PresentationEmpowering Equity and Social Justice Leadership

When Teachers Believe, Students Achieve: Facilitation and Coaching Strategies to Improve and Ignite a Passion for Learning
If the destination is to reach higher levels of learning for all students, then effective professional development alongside coaching must be a part of the school culture. Learn how to increase your effectiveness as a facilitator and coach to make learning stick! Explore innovative strategies to support the delivery of content, collaborative learning, and management of groups, including ways to have difficult conversations to overcome resistance and transform learning for deeper understanding and implementation.

 

Lead Speaker: Dina Mendola
Co-Presenter: Marria Carrington

 10:00:00 AM to
11:00:00 AM
Torrey Pines 3GeneralSponsor Showcase

Promoting Productive Struggle in the Math Classroom
Effective teaching of mathematics consistently provides students with opportunities and supports them to engage in productive struggle. How do we intentionally design instruction to include opportunities for all learners to notice and question? This session will focus on instructional strategies for using TI technology to promote productive struggle.

 

Lead Speaker: Daniel Ilaria
Co-Presenter: Curtis Brown

 10:00:00 AM to
11:00:00 AM
Pacific 22GeneralSpotlight SpeakerEmpowering Equity and Social Justice Leadership

Talk Number to Me: Mathematics and Mindfulness
Through the lens of the TRU Framework, students' positive identities as sense-makers and problem solvers all rests upon their Emotional Intelligence. Every student should be supported in developing a positive mathematical identity (Dimension 4). Social emotional intelligence is the key component to engendering formidable mathematical learning. Let's explore California's new Social Emotional Learning Guiding Principles to build powerful mathematical identities.

 

Co-Presenter: Christina Lincoln-Moore
Presider: Kathlan Latimer

 11:15:00 AM to
12:15:00 PM
Pacific 21GeneralMajor PresentationExemplary Experiences from the Field

Transform Your Work with Students Who Struggle to Learn Mathematics
The eight Mathematics Teaching Practices from NCTM's Principles to Actions (2014) are high-leverage practices designed to promote deep learning of mathematics. To facilitate access to this level of learning, we must support struggling learners as we employ these Mathematics Teaching Practices. To that end, we will consider ways to integrate instructional approaches that attend to struggling learners' learning characteristics with these Mathematics Teaching Practices to ensure we are teaching for rigorous understanding for all students.

 

Lead Speaker: Lou Ann Lovin
Kathleen Rieke

 11:15:00 AM to
12:15:00 PM
Pacific 18Presidents Exchange

Presidents Exchange-NCTM: Unpacking Policy Documents to Advocate for Mathematics Teaching and Learning
There has been several policy documents focused on mathematics teaching and learning examining issues of access, equity, and empowerment. There are documents that centralizes focusing on mathematics teaching quality, policies impacting differential access to mathematics, and the role of mathematics in STEM education. This session will draw attention to ways mathematics education leaders can use policy documents to impact change in mathematics teaching and learning.

 

Lead Speaker: Robert Q. Berry, III

 11:15:00 AM to
12:15:00 PM
Pacific 25GeneralRegular Presentation

Learning to Listen: Supporting Elementary Preservice Candidates in Building Capacity for Effective Use of Number Talks
The preparation and support beginning teachers receive influence their effectiveness and their students' achievement. We will share and examine number talks our preservice candidates practice at San Jose State University as they prepare to work in diverse elementary classrooms. We will discuss strengths and challenges encountered while critiquing strategies used to deeply listen for students' developing understandings and misconceptions. We will facilitate discussion of implementation that could be used in your department, school, and district.

 

Lead Speaker: Patricia Rogers

 11:15:00 AM to
12:15:00 PM
Pacific 176-8 MiddleRegular PresentationEmpowering Equity and Social Justice Leadership

Avoiding Hidden Hazards on the Road to More Equitable Math Classes
Join us for a candid and lively discussion of our school's journey towards mathematics classes that help all students participate in class discussions, achieve mathematical proficiency, and develop a growth mindset. We will address how common practices in mathematics education-including "do now" activities, homework, and grading practices-may inadvertently lead to greater inequities and describe the strategies we have used to identify and remove these hidden hazards.

 

Lead Speaker: Nancy Anderson
Co-Presenter: Carrie Ferrin
Co-Presenter: Doana Marcellus
Co-Presenter: Melissa Vazquez

 11:15:00 AM to
12:15:00 PM
Temecula 2GeneralRegular PresentationEngaging Leadership Communities

Building a Meaningful Professional Mathematics Community: From Authentic Learning to Change in Practice
As a regional support for mathematics educators, providing meaningful professional learning can be a challenging endeavor! In addition to the sheer number of educators, collecting evidence that the learning has a positive impact on practice is complex. In this session, we will share how one person/team can meet the Standards for Professional Learning through a regional professional mathematics community; to allow members to grow individually and collectively while gathering authentic data around teacher practice change.

 

Lead Speaker: Rusty Anderson
Co-Presenter: Andrew Smith
Co-Presenter: Marcus Deja

 11:15:00 AM to
12:15:00 PM
Temecula 3 & 4K-5 ElementaryRegular Presentation

Coaching for Content: The Top 3 Elementary Math Topics That Must be Taught Differently
Since states committed to college- and career-ready standards, we have seen instructional shifts that get to the heart of many mathematical topics. There are particular topics, however, where our approaches have not changed to match the intent of the standards. This session provides insight into common alignment issues for three important elementary mathematics topics, the intent of the standards, and ways to support teachers in developing the mathematical content knowledge necessary to shift their instruction.

 

Co-Presenter: Shelbi Cole
Co-Presenter: Kristin Gray
Co-Presenter: Marni Greenstein
Co-Presenter: Dionne Aminata Samb

 11:15:00 AM to
12:15:00 PM
Rancho Santa Fe 3GeneralRegular PresentationEngaging Leadership Communities

Coaching Toward Common Ground: Creating a Shared Vision and Growing Professionally as a Team
A supportive community is a powerful component of teachers' professional growth. This session will explore how teams of teachers, coaches, and administrators can collaboratively develop a shared vision for mathematics teaching and learning. With that foundation, teams can support and hold one another accountable as they work toward a common goal.

 

Lead Speaker: Delise Andrews
Co-Presenter: Beth Kobett

 11:15:00 AM to
12:15:00 PM
Pacific 149-12 High SchoolRegular PresentationExemplary Experiences from the Field

Early Assessment Program (EAP) Senior Math Courses : Realizing Solutions and Student Success Through a Collective Impact Model
Many of us recognize that there is a need for more options in mathematics courses that strengthen students' mathematical foundations, preparing them for college and career. We are excited to share how our intersegmental partnership-California State University, Sacramento; local community colleges; county offices of education; high school districts-worked together to develop CCSSM-aligned curriculum and an accompanying professional learning program to help meet this need. We will also share resulting student outcomes.

 

Lead Speaker: Sarah Ives
Co-Presenter: Jennifer Graziano
Co-Presenter: Diana Holland
Co-Presenter: Suzie Craig

 11:15:00 AM to
12:15:00 PM
Torrey Pines 1GeneralRegular PresentationEmpowering Equity and Social Justice Leadership

Equity and Access for All: A tale of two studies
How do you build a mathematics course that is designed for providing equitable access for students of color? How about for students in special education? It turns out, the answer is the same. Come learn about Math for All and Designing for Equity by Thinking in and about Mathematics (DEbT-M)-both are professional development designed to address these questions. One is focused on racial issues, one on diverse learners; they present many similar and connected ideas.

 

Lead Speaker: Matt McLeod
Co-Presenter: Babette Moeller
Co-Presenter: Eden Badertscher

 11:15:00 AM to
12:15:00 PM
Pacific 26GeneralRegular PresentationEngaging Leadership Communities

From Mathematics Coach to Mathematics Assistant Principal: An Innovative Position Building Collective Capacity of Site Administrators and Teachers Through Collaboration
Learn how a Mathematics Assistant Principal can foster collaboration among teacher teams and site administrators utilizing High-Leverage Team Actions from Timothy Kanold and Matthew Larson. In this session, you will learn about the rationale for creating this unique position, the successes/challenges, and how a content-specific administrator is different from a coach. Strategies and resources will be shared that a site administrator or coach can adapt for use in their district.

 

Lead Speaker: Stacey Benuzzi
Co-Presenter: Jay Camerino

 11:15:00 AM to
12:15:00 PM
Pacific 23GeneralRegular PresentationVisionary Coaching Practices

How To M.O.V.E. Your Team
Make sense of mathematics for teaching through content workshops. Organize tasks and lessons using the TQE process. Validate our work with classroom visits and small group lesson study. Encompass our success through reflection and data analysis. Turn team meetings into productive sessions and help M.O.V.E. your teachers forward.

 

Lead Speaker: Lauren Johnson
Co-Presenter: Thomasenia Adams
Co-Presenter: Edward Nolan
Co-Presenter: Juli Dixon
Co-Presenter: Gabriel Ward
Co-Presenter: Brian Mahaffey
Co-Presenter: Judy Fancher

 11:15:00 AM to
12:15:00 PM
Pacific 243-8 Upper Elementary/MiddleRegular PresentationInnovative Engagement

Investigating the Use of Videoconferences, Interactive Applets, and Screencasts in Blended Professional Development for Mathematics Teachers of English Learners
Mathematics teachers of students who are English Learners (ELs) continue to need opportunities to learn how to best support the classroom mathematical communication and learning of critical mathematics content by students who are ELs. It is important to consider new formats for this teacher professional learning. Strategic blended-learning mechanisms for supporting teacher engagement and learning will be explored and discussed, focused on a professional development program for middle-grades mathematics teachers.

 

Lead Speaker: Johannah Nikula
Co-Presenter: Peter Tierney-Fife

 11:15:00 AM to
12:15:00 PM
Pacific 22GeneralRegular PresentationEmpowering Equity and Social Justice Leadership

Kay Gilliland Lecture: Mathematics Leaders ‘Answering the Call' for Educational Change
Mathematics leaders are in an important and unique position to set priorities, influence change, and impact conversations. Recent unfortunate social events in this nation have affected the lives of the education community, especially its students. Understanding the historical perspective of these events is key. Silence in the face of injustice conveys the impression that prejudicial behavior is condoned or not worthy of attention. Today there are ‘calls' for professional learning offerings that include understanding and respecting the lived experiences and realities of students.  There are implications for leaders to build stronger relationships with teachers and each other. Additionally, there is new learning to be considered for our work.

 

Lead Speaker: Linda Fulmore
Presider: Connie Schrock, NCSM President

 11:15:00 AM to
12:15:00 PM
Pacific 15Pk-2 PrimaryRegular PresentationExemplary Experiences from the Field

Lessons Learned: Reflections on Math Intervention K-2
During these past three years we have been leading the creation of a district-wide mathematics intervention program and we are learning some critical lessons. We will share our resources and our experiences of building our mathematics intervention program. As we keep in mind the development of the whole child, we will talk about key elements of early intervention and the lessons we have learned. We invite you to come and reflect upon your practice.

 

Lead Speaker: Judith Campbell
Co-Presenter: Chi Quach
Co-Presenter: Tanya Tabic

 11:15:00 AM to
12:15:00 PM
Pacific 19K-5 ElementaryRegular PresentationEngaging Leadership Communities

School Mathematics Leadership Team Creation
Creating a mathematics leadership team in your school is essential to effect instructional change and build a high-quality mathematics program. Leaders from Virginia's Region IV mathematics consortium use Balka, Hull, and Miles' A Guide to Mathematics Leadership Sequencing Instructional Change as a structure to developing a leadership team.

 

Lead Speaker: Shelly Pine
Co-Presenter: Justin Maffei
Co-Presenter: Cynthia Cooper
Co-Presenter: Kathleen Morris
Co-Presenter: Deborah Crawford

 11:15:00 AM to
12:15:00 PM
Torrey Pines 23-8 Upper Elementary/MiddleRegular Presentation

Solving Language Barriers by Solving Mathematical Word Problems
Participants in this session will build on the principle that the use of code switching supports learning. While moving within the roles of teacher and student, participants will engage in large and small group activities demonstrating mathematical word problem writing as well as word problem solving. Conventional and alternative deliveries of displaying work (such as student production of a podcast) will be discussed.

 

Lead Speaker: Billie Mathews

 11:15:00 AM to
12:15:00 PM
Pacific 16K-5 ElementaryRegular PresentationEngaging Leadership Communities

Strategic + Planning + Session = Success
Implementing change begins with a vision. For mathematics instruction and achievement to improve, teachers and administrators must create a shared vision, developing similar mindsets and committing to actions and behaviors that can lead to mathematics success. In this session, we will engage in a Strategic Planning Session protocol that has helped districts to align their vision for mathematics from the district to campus level as well as design and implement meaningful change in instruction and learning.

 

Lead Speaker: Lori Ramsey
Co-Presenter: Sandra Coulson

 11:15:00 AM to
12:15:00 PM
Temecula 19-12 High SchoolRegular Presentation

The Spy Listening Device and the Beautiful Practical Geometry of Parabolas
Begin with meaning to better understand mathematics. The geometry of solar parabolic cookers, satellite dishes, and spy listening devices is rarely explored by students in upper grade mathematics classes. Context often helps students (and their teachers) understand better the mathematics of reflection, congruent triangles, the distance formula, and modeling while the geometry helps students understand the context. Play and understand through activities including paper folding, building solar cookers, and Geogebra exploration.

 

Lead Speaker: Bruce Grip

 11:15:00 AM to
12:15:00 PM
Rancho Santa Fe 2GeneralRegular PresentationEngaging Leadership Communities

We Gave the Test - Now What?
What do teachers on a collaborative team do with common assessment results? How do teachers learn about instructional practices that worked? How do students articulate what they have learned and not learned yet? Explore how to lead the work of collaborative teams as they plan to re-engage students in learning as part of a Tier 1 or Tier 2 intervention system using the evidence of student learning while including students in the process.

 

Lead Speaker: Sarah Schuhl
Co-Presenter: Mona Toncheff

 11:15:00 AM to
12:15:00 PM
Rancho Santa Fe 1GeneralRegular PresentationExemplary Experiences from the Field

"We are all works-in-progress": Using Rough Draft Thinking for Students to Revise Mathematical Thinking and for Teachers to Revise Instruction
Both students and teachers can learn from sharing rough draft thinking about mathematics and revising the ideas. We will explore various routines for revising mathematical thinking, from lesson structures to protocols for peer-to-peer discussion, and discuss various goals for revising, going beyond correcting mistakes to include creating more precise or illuminating explanations. We will also, in parallel, explore and experience goals for revising our teaching practice and protocols for engaging in revision of teaching together.

 

Lead Speaker: Amanda Jansen

 11:15:00 AM to
12:15:00 PM
Torrey Pines 3GeneralSponsor Showcase

Paradigm Shift: Changing the Culture of Mathematics and Learning in Schools
Society has a math problem, and it's not one that can be solved by traditional methods. To improve outcomes at a significant scale in our education system, we must become adept at changing the culture of learning. In this presentation, MIND Research Institute's Vice President of Content Creation, Nigel Nisbet, will demonstrate how neuroscience, motivational research, and innovative technology can transform mathematics and learning for students, teachers, and parents.

 

Lead Speaker: Nigel Nisbet

 12:15:00 PM to
2:00:00 PM
Grand BallroomGeneralFunctionExemplary Experiences from the Field

Tuesday Lunch - Your Role in Making Waves
We, as leaders in Mathematics Education, all play an important role in making waves of innovation in education. Come hear from a cross-section of roles in mathematics education from pre-service instructor to mathematics specialist to grant director. They will discuss how they have made an impact in their area of responsibility and strategies that have been successful in inspiring positive waves of change. Bring your questions to ask the panel!

 

Lead Speaker: Peter Balyta
Maria Everett
Linda Griffith
Daniel Ilaria
Presider, Connie Schrock, NCSM President

 2:15:00 PM to
3:15:00 PM
Pacific 21GeneralMajor PresentationInnovative Engagement

Great Mathematics Leaders as Rebels with a Cause for Students
This fast-paced, example-laden presentation will explore the role of rebels and apply these characteristics to our roles as mathematics leaders who arm themselves with the skills, arguments, and data to ensure policies and practices that support the adults and keep the focus on what is best for our students.

 

Lead Speaker: Steve Leinwand
Jason Gauthier

 2:15:00 PM to
3:15:00 PM
Torrey Pines 2GeneralRegular PresentationEmpowering Equity and Social Justice Leadership

We Have Already Built the Wall… In and Between Our Schools.
My school's story of self-discovery reveals that many of the barriers to equity and access that contribute to the achievement gap are built by the well-intended hands of both the decision makers within our schools and the families that we serve. Learn the evidence that you can collect to discover your school's own story and see some potential solutions to closing the opportunity gap.

 

Lead Speaker: Chris Shore

 2:15:00 PM to
3:15:00 PM
Pacific 17K-5 ElementaryRegular PresentationEmpowering Equity and Social Justice Leadership

Authentic STEAM Instruction to Support and Challenge Each and Every Learner
Not all STEAM inquiries are created equal! This session explores and advocates for reform mathematics teaching to be realized through integrated STEAM instruction. We'll discuss how to intentionally focus on mathematics to position it as an essential component to solving authentic problems in our world (rather than trivially or without attention to grade-level standards). Learn how to engage teachers and students in meaningful mathematics (and science) through STEAM instruction focused on three E's: Equity, Empathy, and Experience.

 

Lead Speaker: Sarah Bush
Co-Presenter: Kristin Cook

 2:15:00 PM to
3:15:00 PM
Pacific 18K-5 ElementaryRegular PresentationEmpowering Equity and Social Justice Leadership

Coaching for Access: Special Needs and Mathematics
Students with special needs deserve high-quality instruction that promotes mathematical thinking. In this interactive session, we will talk about our experiences in coaching teachers to bring mathematical thinking and rigor back to high needs settings through the use of grade level anchor tasks, guided practice, and differentiated independent practice through the use of workstations. Participants will receive tools to bring effective coaching to teachers who work with our most marginalized students.

 

Lead Speaker: Susan Resnick
Co-Presenter: Kara Marks

 2:15:00 PM to
3:15:00 PM
Temecula 3 & 4GeneralRegular PresentationVisionary Coaching Practices

Coaching in the Moment: A Deep-Dive into the Day-to-Day
Coaching in the Moment (CITM) enables coaches to move beyond observation and debrief to side-by-side coaching. We will provide an overview of this differentiated approach of immediate, actionable feedback, and share experiences and results. Now in our third year of this practice, we will take a deep-dive into the day-to-day application of CITM. Participants will analyze new video clips and engage in group conversations about how CITM improves instruction and student learning.

 

Lead Speaker: Nataliya Paquette
Co-Presenter: Melissa Eastwood
Co-Presenter: Sonja Kuokkanen
Co-Presenter: Donna Sorila

 2:15:00 PM to
3:15:00 PM
Pacific 23GeneralRegular PresentationEngaging Leadership Communities

Developing Teacher Leadership for Transformative Results to Ensure Innovation Lasts
Teacher leadership is critical for leveraging the capacity within schools to drive professional development, channel and fill leadership capacity, and build collective efficacy. Come learn how to use research-based approaches to design and support teacher leadership aligned with other leadership efforts for transformative results. Experience guided practice in using tools to plan for, assess, and communicate about teacher-led work to fuel continuous improvement and show return on investment with professional development.

 

Lead Speaker: Dina Mendola

 2:15:00 PM to
3:15:00 PM
Rancho Santa Fe 16-8 MiddleRegular PresentationEngaging Leadership Communities

Empowering collaboration via a structural, practical, and philosophical framework for Schools
Presenters will share strategies to develop teachers' content and pedagogical knowledge, focusing on enhancing collaboration within the department. This session will share a replicable professional development framework that enhances growth of mathematics teachers by increasing levels of meaningful collaboration. Presenters will answer the question, "What experiences and environments do teachers need in order to grow in the teaching and learning of mathematics?" Participants will leave with a replicable structure for implementation in any school district.

 

Lead Speaker: Pamela Nathan
Co-Presenter: Charlene Marchese

 2:15:00 PM to
3:15:00 PM
Pacific 19K-5 ElementaryRegular PresentationVisionary Coaching Practices

Harness the Waves of Change with Innovation Configuration Maps (Elementary)
Since 2014, NCTM's "Principles to Actions" has provided teachers with research-based teaching practices that are essential when implementing a standards-based curriculum. The Dana Center has taken these 8 Teaching Practices and created Innovation Configuration Maps (Hall & Hord; 2015) that provide clear, specific, and shared descriptions of what these practices actually look like when coaches are supporting teachers' classrooms.

 

Lead Speaker: Mary Davis
Co-Presenter: Denise Thornton

 2:15:00 PM to
3:15:00 PM
Pacific 26GeneralRegular PresentationExemplary Experiences from the Field

Leading Learners to Level Up: Establishing and Using Goals to Focus Learning
Effective mathematics teaching begins with establishing goals to focus learning. We want students to persevere and to show their work and [insert any mathematical content goal]. But what if they can't yet? When success pathways are visible, learners are empowered to reach for the next level in their learning. How might teachers use leveled learning progressions and worked examples to empower learners to become self-correcting, self-reliant, and independent?

 

Lead Speaker: Jennifer Wilson

 2:15:00 PM to
3:15:00 PM
Rancho Santa Fe 2GeneralRegular PresentationVisionary Coaching Practices

Leading Mathematics: A Professional Learning Design for Administrators Supporting High-Quality Mathematics Instruction
How are you supporting administrators interested in transforming their students' mathematics experiences and ensuring access and equity? Learn how to use Principles to Actions to deepen administrators' understanding of high-quality mathematics instruction, grow their observation skills, and support their efforts to accelerate teaching and learning. The San Diego County Office of Education team will share the design, tools and take-aways after leading more than seven cohorts through this professional learning.

 

Lead Speaker: Audrey Mendivil
Co-Presenter: Mark Alcorn

 2:15:00 PM to
3:15:00 PM
Pacific 25GeneralRegular PresentationVisionary Coaching Practices

MQI Coaching and Task Cognitive Demand: coaching for increased cognitive demand by focusing on implementation over materials
In our research, we see that the extent to which the students, as opposed to the teacher, are doing the mathematical "heavy lifting" in a lesson depends far more on the teachers' instructional decisions than on the task or curriculum being used. This session explores the "enactment" of various types of tasks, and how coaches can support teachers' to improve the cognitive demand for all students, regardless of the curriculum or task being implemented.

 

Lead Speaker: Claire Gogolen
Co-Presenter: Samantha R. Booth
Co-Presenter: Jackie Kearney

 2:15:00 PM to
3:15:00 PM
Torrey Pines 1CollegeRegular PresentationInnovative Engagement

On-Site and Online: Designing Experiences to Prepare Elementary Mathematics Specialists Using a Blended Model
To reach a diverse group of teachers statewide, blended models hold promise. We will provide a snapshot of a university program, delivered as a synchronous blended model, which has been designed to prepare teachers as elementary mathematics specialists. We will share design decisions, examples from the online sessions, challenges to and successes of implementing these courses, as well as lessons learned, and invite participants to share their own experiences using blended models to engage teachers.

 

Lead Speaker: Mary Jo Tavormina
Co-Presenter: Kathleen Pitvorec

 2:15:00 PM to
3:15:00 PM
Pacific 16GeneralRegular PresentationInnovative Engagement

Online Communities of Teachers that Work
Desmos decided to supplement our in-person teacher professional development efforts with an online community for mathematics educators. In this session, we will share the decisions we made to help us build teaching capacity, sustain teacher engagement, and avoid common mistakes in building online communities of practice.

 

Lead Speaker: Shelley Carranza

 2:15:00 PM to
3:15:00 PM
Pacific 15K-5 ElementaryRegular PresentationVisionary Coaching Practices

Practice-Based Teacher Professional Development: Supporting Teachers to Practice and Refine Specific Mathematics Teaching Strategies in a Workshop Setting
There is a wide gap between discovering a new teaching strategy in a workshop and putting it into practice in the classroom. Coaching helps, but often the focus on a particular teaching practice is lost in the complexity of classroom interactions. Come learn specific strategies for supporting teachers in workshops to try out critical mathematics teaching practices and receive feedback from peers so they are better prepared to implement when they return to their classrooms.

 

Lead Speaker: Karen Reinhardt
Co-Presenter: Nicole Cirino
Co-Presenter: Heather Beasley
Co-Presenter: Jason Brasel

 2:15:00 PM to
3:15:00 PM
Pacific 14GeneralRegular PresentationEmpowering Equity and Social Justice Leadership

Students with Mathematics Learning Disabilities Should Have Access to Quality Mathematics Instruction
The purpose of this presentation is to introduce various mathematics learning disabilities (MDLs) including dyscalculia (and its subtypes), and other aspects of learning that affect a learning disabled student's ability to learn mathematics such as anxiety and visual-spatial deficits.Throughout the presentation, there will be several activities that will emulate the anxiety, frustration, and difficulty that students with MLDs encounter while they are learning mathematics.

 

Lead Speaker: Brenda Strassfeld
Co-Presenter: Sridhar Nagubandi

 2:15:00 PM to
3:15:00 PM
Pacific 24K-5 ElementaryRegular PresentationExemplary Experiences from the Field

Supporting Learning for English Language Learners=Learning Gains for All
In this session, we will share best practice strategies and structures implemented through a collaboration of a mathematics specialist, mathematics coach, classroom teacher, and special education teacher, to help English language learners make strong mathematical connections and achieve at high levels. Classroom videos, student work, and classroom artifacts will be used to illustrate strategies implemented to help all students achieve. Participants will leave with strategies and structures that can be implemented in their own schools.

 

Lead Speaker: Carrie Plank
Co-Presenter: Linda D'Antonio

 2:15:00 PM to
3:15:00 PM
Temecula 1K-5 ElementaryRegular Presentation

What counts as evidence of student learning?
An essential component of formative assessment lies in collecting and using evidence of student learning to inform instructional decision making. Focusing on collecting and using evidence of student mathematical thinking deepens teachers' mathematical content knowledge. We will share resources we have used across many districts which helped teachers purposefully plan and reflect on the most important tenets of student mathematical thinking that supports their own learning and the learning of their students.

 

Lead Speaker: Margaret Pligge
Co-Presenter: Joanne Baker
Co-Presenter: Nancy Mueller

 2:15:00 PM to
3:15:00 PM
Temecula 26-12 SecondaryRegular Presentation

What does it mean to take a transformational perspective with secondary Geometry? Helping teachers understand this approach.
Taking a transformational approach to geometry is much different than teaching transformations. What does it mean to take a transformational perspective? How can we help teachers develop mathematical knowledge for teaching geometry when transformations are to be used as the main approach? We will look at tasks that embrace CCSS geometry standards and promote thinking with transformations. Rich connections between transformations, symmetry, constructions, congruence, and proof will be shared.

 

Lead Speaker: Travis Lemon

 2:15:00 PM to
3:15:00 PM
Torrey Pines 36-8 MiddleSponsor Showcase

Ensuring Equity with LearnZillion's publication of the Illustrative Mathematics 6-8 Math Curriculum
In this session you will experience how the Illustrative Mathematics curriculum engages all students in the exploration and comprehension of mathematical concepts. We will investigate how mathematical language and content routines provide equitable access for all learners throughout the problem-based curriculum. Together, we will experience how LearnZillion's digital platform provides efficient structure and tools for teachers to cultivate rich classroom conversations provided by the architecture of the Illustrative Mathematics curriculum.

 

Lead Speaker: Jeff Crawford

 2:15:00 PM to
3:15:00 PM
Pacific 22GeneralSpotlight SpeakerEngaging Leadership Communities

Powerful Mathematics Leadership Axioms: Teamwork and Community!
The era of teacher and leader isolation and the subsequent inequities caused by private decision-making is over. And yet the path leading to a reflective learning community culture is filled with potholes, speed bumps, stop signs, and more! In this engaging and spirited session Timothy Kanold reveals a series of "Leadership Axioms" to live by, and brings new insight into leveraging the greater social justice "good" served by engaging in and leading highly effective collaborative teams.

 

Lead Speaker: Timothy Kanold
Presider: Jackie Palmquist

 3:30:00 PM to
4:15:00 PM
Pacific 16GeneralCaucus

NCSM Regional Caucas: Southern Region 1
All members of Southern Region 1 are encouraged to attend our caucus meeting. The caucus provides opportunities for you to connect, network, and celebrate regional success with fellow leaders. Your NCSM Regional Director and team leaders will share information on NCSM initiatives, important issues, and future events. Join us and provide input into the direction and work of our organization. There will be door prizes! We look forward to seeing you.

 

Lead Speaker: Bernard Frost, Ed.D

 3:30:00 PM to
4:15:00 PM
Pacific 24GeneralCaucus

NCSM Regional Caucus Eastern Region 2
All members of Eastern Region 2 are encouraged to attend our caucus meeting. The caucus provides opportunities for you to connect, network, and celebrate regional success with regional leaders. Your NCSM Regional Director and team leaders will share information on NCSM initiatives, important issues, and future events. Join us and provide direction for the work of our organization. There will be door prizes! We look forward to seeing you!

 

Lead Speaker: Sue Vohrer

 3:30:00 PM to
4:15:00 PM
Pacific 14GeneralCaucus

NCSM Regional Caucus: Canadian Region/Région Canadienne
All members of the Canadian Region are encouraged to attend our caucus meeting. The caucus provides opportunities for you to connect, network, and celebrate regional success with fellow leaders. Your NCSM Regional Director and team leaders will share information on NCSM initiatives, important issues, and future events. Join us and provide input into the direction and work of our organization. There will be door prizes! We look forward to seeing you.

 

Lead Speaker: Cheryl Cantin

 3:30:00 PM to
4:15:00 PM
Pacific 17GeneralCaucus

NCSM Regional Caucus: Eastern Region 1
All Eastern Region 1 members are encouraged to attend our caucus meeting. The caucus provides opportunities for you to connect, network, and celebrate regional success with fellow leaders. Your NCSM Regional Director and team leaders will share information on NCSM initiatives, important issues, and future events. Join us and provide input into the direction and work of our organization. There will be door prizes! We look forward to seeing you.

 

Lead Speaker: Shawn Towle

 3:30:00 PM to
4:15:00 PM
Pacific 22GeneralCaucus

NCSM Regional Caucus: International
All International members are encouraged to attend our caucus meeting. The caucus provides opportunities for you to connect, network, and celebrate regional success with fellow leaders. Your NCSM Regional Director and team leaders will share information on NCSM initiatives, important issues, and future events. Join us and provide input into the direction and work of our organization. There will be door prizes! We look forward to seeing you.

 

Lead Speaker: Kathleen Rieke

 3:30:00 PM to
4:15:00 PM
Pacific 26GeneralCaucus

NCSM Regional Caucus: Western Region 1
All members of Western Region 1 are encouraged to attend our caucus meeting. The caucus provides opportunities for you to connect, network, and celebrate regional success with fellow leaders. Your NCSM Regional Director and team leaders will share information on NCSM initiatives, important issues, and future events. Join us and provide input into the direction and work of our organization. There will be door prizes! We look forward to seeing you.

 

Lead Speaker: Denise Trakas

 3:30:00 PM to
4:15:00 PM
Pacific 15GeneralCaucus

NCSM Regional Caucus:  Central Region 2
All members of Central Region 2 are encouraged to attend our caucus meeting. The caucus provides opportunities for you to connect, network, and celebrate regional success with fellow leaders. Your NCSM Regional Director and team leaders will share information on NCSM initiatives, important issues, and future events. Join us and provide input into the direction and work of our organization. There will be door prizes! We look forward to seeing you.

 

Lead Speaker: Sharon Rendon

 3:30:00 PM to
4:15:00 PM
Pacific 18GeneralCaucus

NCSM Regional Caucus:  Southern Region 2
All members of Southern Region 2 are encouraged to attend our caucus meeting. The caucus provides opportunities for you to connect, network, and celebrate regional success with fellow leaders. Your NCSM Regional Director and team leaders will share information on NCSM initiatives, important issues, and future events. Join us and provide input into the direction and work of our organization. There will be door prizes! We look forward to seeing you.

 

Lead Speaker: Paul Gray, Jr.

 3:30:00 PM to
4:15:00 PM
Pacific 19GeneralCaucus

NCSM Regional Caucus:  Western Region 2
All members of Western Region 2 are encouraged to attend our caucus meeting. The caucus provides opportunities for you to connect, network, and celebrate regional success with fellow leaders. Your NCSM Regional Director and team leaders will share information on NCSM initiatives, important issues, and future events. Join us and provide input on the direction and work of our organization. There will be door prizes! We look forward to seeing you.

 

Lead Speaker: Kathlan Latimer

 3:30:00 PM to
4:15:00 PM
Pacific 23GeneralRegular Presentation

NCSM Past President Caucus
This caucus provides past presidents the opportunity to connect, network and celebrate successes with fellow past presidents.

 

Lead Speaker: John Staley

 3:30:00 PM to
4:15:00 PM
Pacific 25GeneralRegular Presentation

NCSM Regional Caucus: Central Region 1
All members of Central Region 1 are encouraged to attend our caucus meeting. The caucus provides opportunities for you to connect, network, and celebrate regional success with fellow leaders. Your NCSM Regional Director and team leaders will share information on NCSM initiatives, important issues, and future events. Join us and provide input into the direction and work of our organization. There will be door prizes! We look forward to seeing you.

 

Lead Speaker: Jason Gauthier

 4:30:00 PM to
5:00:00 PM
Pacific 22GeneralMeeting

NCSM Annual Business Meeting and State of the Organization Report
NCSM President Connie Schrock will present the State of the Organization, including our Annual Membership and Financial Reports. Connie will describe the progress on the 2018-2019 initiatives, position papers, and other strategic priorities for the coming year. New NCSM Affiliates will receive their certificates. All members are welcome and encouraged to attend to learn about opportunites involved in NCSM.

 

Lead Speaker: Connie Schrock
Linda Griffith, NCSM Treasurer

 5:30:00 PM to
7:00:00 PM
Marriott Grand Ballroom TerraceGeneralFunction

Tuesday Reception
Join us on the Grand Ballroom Terrace of the Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina Hotel, Lobby Level of the North Tower, as we learn about the newest solutions that address the diverse needs of your students and teachers while enjoying drinks and appetizers with the McGraw-Hill Education authors and curriculum development teams.

 


 
All Sessions, Wednesday, April 3
 
 7:00:00 AM to
8:00:00 AM
Grand BallroomGeneralFunction

Wednesday Breakfast-Intensification vs. Support: Equity-Minded Strategies for Promoting High Achievement in Mathematics
Hear from Professor Uri Treisman of the Charles A. Dana Center at the University of Texas at Austin on the history and benefits of student acceleration systems and strategies, including why intensification is so effective. You will also hear from David Savage, National Director of Professional Services at Agile Mind about how one such approach is showing considerable empirical evidence of success.

 

Lead Speaker: Uri Treisman
Co-Presenter: David Savage
Presider: Connie Schrock, NCSM President

 8:15:00 AM to
9:15:00 AM
Pacific 21K-5 ElementaryMajor PresentationExemplary Experiences from the Field

Sense-Making: Is It a Focus in Your Classrooms and Your Schools?
Are your students making sense of the mathematics they explore? Do they feel that mathematics is an inherently sensible endeavor? We'll look at ways in which students don't make sense of mathematics, consider why, and discuss strategies used by one K-5 mathematics coach for making it a larger part of the expectations in his district.

 

Lead Speaker: Annie Fetter
Presider: Sharon Rendon

 8:15:00 AM to
9:15:00 AM
Pacific 15GeneralPresidents ExchangeEngaging Leadership Communities

President's Exchange - AMTE: Who is a mathematics teacher educator? Lessons from AMTE's Standards for Preparing Teachers of Mathematics
The image of a well-prepared beginning teacher portrayed in the AMTE Standards has implications for a wide range of stakeholders, including mathematicians, teacher educators, district personnel, and mentor teachers. How can teacher educators, districts, and teacher leaders work more effectively to support beginning teachers throughout their candidacy? I describe some ways in which we can position teachers, coaches, and district leaders as equal partners in the preparation of future teachers of mathematics.

 

Lead Speaker: Michael Steele

 8:15:00 AM to
9:15:00 AM
Pacific 25GeneralRegular PresentationInnovative Engagement

An Online Professional Learning Model Designed to Support Teachers in Facilitating Mathematical Discussions
In this session, we will describe the design and implementation of a fully online professional learning model. This model integrates three types of learning experiences for teachers: online teaching labs, online courses based on 5 Practices for Orchestrating Mathematical Discussions (Smith & Stein, 2011), and online video coaching. Participants will reflect on the affordances of each part of the model and discuss the impact of the whole model on teacher learning in an online space.

 

Lead Speaker: Cynthia Callard
Co-Presenter: Cynthia Carson
Co-Presenter: Ryan Gillespie

 8:15:00 AM to
9:15:00 AM
Rancho Santa Fe 3K-5 ElementaryRegular PresentationVisionary Coaching Practices

Creating a School Culture of Reflection Through the Implementation of Learning Walks
Learning walks can be a crucial component in creating a successful reflective school culture. This session will guide you through the process of beginning a learning walk process in an elementary school, including pitfalls to watch for and tips for success. Learning walks empower your teachers to reflect on their practice and establish a sense of agency among educators.

 

Lead Speaker: Pam Morris
Co-Presenter: Marta Eskin

 8:15:00 AM to
9:15:00 AM
Pacific 149-12 High SchoolRegular PresentationVisionary Coaching Practices

Develop Five Essential Values in New Mathematics Teachers
Taking attendance, drafting lesson plans, grading, responding to parents, wading through the confounding curriculum-new mathematics teachers can often feel overwhelmed by the hundreds of decisions they make daily! In this session, come experience practical strategies on how coaches and supervisors can support new teachers' immediate concerns, while simultaneously fostering five essential values that will nurture and sustain teacher longevity.

 

Lead Speaker: John Berray
Co-Presenter: Erica Heinzman

 8:15:00 AM to
9:15:00 AM
Pacific 246-12 SecondaryRegular PresentationEngaging Leadership Communities

Developing Cross-Curricular Communication and Alignment to Improve Engagement, Understanding, and Performance
Improve conceptual understanding and modeling behaviors by developing cross-curricular mathematics-science communication and alignment from grade 6 through Algebra 2. Identify common ironies among related mathematics and science learning trajectories and discuss effective options for improving these alignments. Explore ways to implement and assess student-driven STEM projects where scientific explorations are supported with related mathematical applications. These projects drive students to attain higher levels of synthesis among mathematics, science, and technology.

 

Lead Speaker: Peg Hartwig

 8:15:00 AM to
9:15:00 AM
Pacific 266-12 SecondaryRegular Presentation

Eliciting and Examining Mathematical Knowledge for Teaching: A Framework to Support Teacher Growth
How can we support teachers in examining their personal mathematical knowledge for teaching (MKT) to identify both strengths and opportunities for growth? This session features activities appropriate for high school mathematics that use simulated student thinking to elicit MKT in authentic yet structured ways. Participants will engage in a process that facilitates self-reflection on their personal MKT using a research-based framework that provides specific ways to think about how to improve in this area.

 

Lead Speaker: Alyson Lischka
Co-Presenter: Cynthia Anhalt

 8:15:00 AM to
9:15:00 AM
Pacific 18GeneralRegular PresentationEngaging Leadership Communities

Engaging a Community of Coaches in One Urban School District to Lead The Intersectionality of Equity and Ambitious Instruction
This session will focus on our work with a team of school-based and district coaches creating equitable mathematics communities that engage all students in making sense of challenging mathematics. We will share coaching protocols and the use of Instructional Activities in cycles of enactment and investigation to develop and expand coaches' and teachers' mathematical understandings, belief in students as mathematical thinkers, and use of ambitious teaching practices to empower all students to participate meaningfully in mathematics.

 

Lead Speaker: Nancy Horowitz
Co-Presenter: Lynne Godfrey
Co-Presenter: Julie Ward

 8:15:00 AM to
9:15:00 AM
Temecula 1GeneralRegular Presentation

How to Successfully Write Conference Proposals for NCSM
Have you submitted a proposal and not been accepted? Do you feel like you don't understand the system? We have heard you! Join us as we review the proposal submission process and guidelines and give advice on topics. Our goal is to provide learning and leadership opportunities for all. NCSM Program Chairs and Conference Coordinators will help you practice writing and reviewing proposals during the session.

 

Lead Speaker: Bill Barnes

 8:15:00 AM to
9:15:00 AM
Torrey Pines 1K-5 ElementaryRegular Presentation

Leveraging Powerful Models to Promote Deep Learning
Learn how to best leverage the use of, and connection among, visual models to promote deep learning. Come explore the perceptual features of various models and consider their strengths and weaknesses. We'll discuss how well a model fits (or doesn't fit) the intended mathematical idea and consider how models support (or interfere with) student understanding.

 

Lead Speaker: Debi DePaul

 8:15:00 AM to
9:15:00 AM
Pacific 23K-5 ElementaryRegular PresentationExemplary Experiences from the Field

Making Connections: Developing Student Understanding through Mathematical Literacy
What is mathematical literacy and how can teachers build all students' depth of understanding through mathematical literacy? In this session, participants will engage in collaborative discussion to define mathematical literacy and to examine student work samples for evidence of disciplinary literacy. Participants will analyze mathematical tasks that promote communication and critical thinking and offer relevant experiences for elementary learners. Strategies and tools to further students' mathematical understanding through literacy will be shared.

 

Lead Speaker: Natalie Crist
Co-Presenter: John Staley

 8:15:00 AM to
9:15:00 AM
Pacific 16GeneralRegular PresentationVisionary Coaching Practices

Math Coaching Routines to Guide and Sustain Teachers' Learning in and from Practice while Attending to Equity and Access
This session introduces coaching routines designed to foster the "study" of mathematics teaching as a habit-of-practice thus equipping teachers to improve instruction and achievement in the absence of coaches. Participants will imagine themselves in one of several coaching contexts (i.e., coaching a teacher, coaching a coach coaching a teacher, or coaching an administrator coaching a teacher), view teaching videos, rehearse coaching routines, and discuss how particular routines support teachers' attention to access and equity.

 

Lead Speaker: Jill Board
Co-Presenter: Cheryl Cameron

 8:15:00 AM to
9:15:00 AM
Rancho Santa Fe 13-8 Upper Elementary/MiddleRegular PresentationVisionary Coaching Practices

Multiplicative Reasoning in Action: An Interactive Professional Development Session Modeling How to Support Teachers to Link Area Models with Algorithms
Increase teacher content knowledge and provide instructional strategies at the same time! Come work with colleagues to solve a multi-digit multiplication problem using the open area model, partial products, and the traditional algorithm; then create a poster to illustrate how the three strategies are connected. Consider how to use this activity to support the teachers you coach to see these relationships and facilitate this activity with their students to build flexible, fluent, multiplicative reasoners.

 

Lead Speaker: Mary Abele-Austin
Co-Presenter: Karen Reinhardt

 8:15:00 AM to
9:15:00 AM
Torrey Pines 26-12 SecondaryRegular PresentationEmpowering Equity and Social Justice Leadership

Putting Equity at the Forefront of the Lesson Planning Process
For many teachers, equity is a nice idea, but they often don't know where to begin. In this interactive session, leaders will learn how to use an equity framework to help teachers incorporate equitable teaching practices into their mathematics lessons. Electronic resources will be made available for all participants.

 

Lead Speaker: Kyndall Brown
Co-Presenter: Pamela Seda

 8:15:00 AM to
9:15:00 AM
Temecula 2GeneralRegular PresentationEngaging Leadership Communities

Three Massive Mistakes Elementary Education Leaders Make That Contribute to Disappointing Mathematics Scores
Join us to discover three massive mistakes you may be inadvertently making that sabotage the very mathematics achievement you work so hard to promote. You will leave this interactive session with practical collaboration tools and turnaround strategies you and your colleagues can use to address each of these mistakes and improve the mathematics teaching and learning in your school or district. Take home these targeted approaches to turn mistakes into strategies for success.

 

Lead Speaker: Kimberly Rimbey

 8:15:00 AM to
9:15:00 AM
Pacific 17GeneralRegular PresentationVisionary Coaching Practices

Understanding and Supporting Teachers Who Are Not Like You
People are different. How do you build a supportive coaching relationship with someone who has different values, needs, and beliefs about how to teach mathematics? Get a glimpse of teaching and the classroom through another person's eyes by utilizing the theory of temperaments. Let's laugh, share, listen, and reflect as we deepen our understanding of different personality styles and build more positive coaching relationships.

 

Lead Speaker: Bruce Grip

 8:15:00 AM to
9:15:00 AM
Rancho Santa Fe 26-8 MiddleRegular PresentationExemplary Experiences from the Field

Using Revolutionary Curriculum and Technological Tools to Improve Communication Pathways, Deepen Learning, and Get True Parent Buy-In
Can you imagine truly positive district-wide meetings with middle school parents about mathematics education? Learn how a large, diverse district's use of innovative materials and technology became the catalyst for enhanced engagement among grades 6-8 students and enthusiastic support from parents. We will share our methods, including a demonstration with audience participation. Purposeful interactions within our program have led to deeper mathematical learning, broader stakeholder support, and a sense of community that shatters traditional barriers.

 

Lead Speaker: Celia Jimenez
Co-Presenter: Ann-Marie Evans
Co-Presenter: Alexandra Bayuk

 8:15:00 AM to
9:15:00 AM
Pacific 19K-5 ElementaryRegular Presentation

Who Can Do "Abstract" Mathematics?  Mathematical Argument in an Urban Elementary School
Who can think mathematically? An overly simplified view of a progression from "concrete" to "abstract" can restrict access to cognitively demanding tasks for students seen as "not yet ready" for work on regularity and structure. This talk, illustrated with classroom examples, focuses on how one school committed to a focus on mathematical argument.

 

Lead Speaker: Susan Jo Russell

 8:15:00 AM to
9:15:00 AM
Torrey Pines 3GeneralSponsor Showcase

Math Modeling: Getting Started, Getting Solutions, Computing and Communicating
Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics' (SIAM) organizes an annual math modeling contest for high school students: MathWorks Math Modeling Challenge . Free registration and participation; open to high schools in the US. $100,000 awarded annually. Learn about the Challenge, the open ended and data driven problems posed, and how to participate meaningfully. Run through a recent Challenge problem, using basic approaches up through using technical computing. Speakers are from SIAM, MathWorks, and a Challenge problem writer/judge. Participants will receive comp copies of Math Modeling handbooks.

 

Lead Speaker: Michelle Montgomery
Co-Presenter: Akash Gopisetty
Co-Presenter: Benjamin Galluzzo

 8:15:00 AM to
9:15:00 AM
Pacific 22GeneralSpotlight SpeakerEmpowering Equity and Social Justice Leadership

Transforming Secondary Mathematics Education: Relevant Mathematics at the Right Time for Each Student (a Keynote Panel Discussion)
Increasingly, post-secondary institutions are recognizing the limited usefulness of legacy Algebra 2 courses and the singular pathway to Calculus they are designed to serve. Join the presidents of National Council of Supervisors of Mathematics, the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, and the Conference Board of the Mathematical Sciences for a panel discussion on the future of Algebra 2 and its follow-on courses, building on the successes of college- and career- ready standards.

 

Co-Presenter: Douglas Sovde
Diana Ceja
Matt Larson
Brea Ratliff
Connie Schrock
Uri Treisman
7: Presider: Nanci Smith

 9:30:00 AM to
10:30:00 AM
Pacific 21K-5 ElementaryMajor Presentation

Creating an Elementary Curriculum with Play and Rigor to Broaden Mathematical Understanding
In order to implement sound pedagogical practices in the critical early years of mathematics education, teachers need to increase their content knowledge through a combination of self-directed initiatives and robust professional development opportunities. In this session, teachers will explore all current resources-manipulatives, books, online resources, and technology-to support and sustain blended learning classrooms that challenge emerging student curiosities in safe and equitable spaces.

 

Lead Speaker: Sunil Singh
Presider: Cheryl Cantin

 9:30:00 AM to
10:30:00 AM
Pacific 176-12 SecondaryRegular PresentationInnovative Engagement

Improving Instruction - Professional Learning that Works
Improving instruction is hard work. In this session, learn how one district has refined its approach to professional learning. Participants will explore the features of their site's/district's professional learning to see where they can capitalize on their strengths to create a cohesive approach to professional learning that improves instruction.

 

Lead Speaker: Dianne Wilson
Co-Presenter: Ellen Byron
Co-Presenter: Francesca Reinhard
Co-Presenter: Nick Freathy
Co-Presenter: Doug Mitzel

 9:30:00 AM to
10:30:00 AM
Pacific 23CollegeRegular PresentationExemplary Experiences from the Field

Apprentice and Expert Tasks
Mathematical performance tasks are essential curricula for powerful classrooms. Teachers are challenged with insuring that ALL students have access into high cognitive mathematics. This session will introduce these strategies and share apprentice and expert tasks.

 

Lead Speaker: David Foster

 9:30:00 AM to
10:30:00 AM
Torrey Pines 2K-5 ElementaryRegular PresentationExemplary Experiences from the Field

Bridging the Equity Gap Between Numeracy and Literacy to Improve Teachers' Mathematical Mindsets
As instructional facilitators, how do we help teachers understand connections between mathematical practices in elementary mathematics instruction and best practices in reading? Join us for an interactive session as we share the journey of how one diverse elementary school used foundational reading practices to transform student thinking in mathematics to create a rich learning community for mathematicians.

 

Lead Speaker: Tara Hewan
Co-Presenter: Michelle Armentrout

 9:30:00 AM to
10:30:00 AM
Rancho Santa Fe 3GeneralRegular PresentationVisionary Coaching Practices

Coaching The Coach: Techniques and Tools That Supports Teacher and Student Efficacy
In this session, the participants will learn how to build and maintain meaningful coaching relationships with the individuals they coach. The participants will review, discuss, and practice using many hands-on research-based techniques that promote mathematical shifts in teachers and students. The participants will also learn how to offer targeted feedback to teachers, empowering them to improve their knowledge and skill.This session is designed to assist coaches with improving mathematics instruction and learning within schools.

 

Lead Speaker: Cory Haley

 9:30:00 AM to
10:30:00 AM
Pacific 16GeneralRegular PresentationEngaging Leadership Communities

Collaborative Coaching: Working Together to Support Meaningful Collaboration and Reflective Teaching
Collaborative coaching is a protocol that combines collaborative planning, teaching, observing, and debriefing with a focus on collecting and analyzing evidence of student learning. In this session, participants will be introduced to the collaborative coaching model and various tools and strategies to engage teachers, teacher leaders, and administrators in collaborative, evidence-based professional learning.

 

Lead Speaker: Alison Whittington
Co-Presenter: Amanda Zimolzak
Co-Presenter: Jeanne DiDomenico

 9:30:00 AM to
10:30:00 AM
Rancho Santa Fe 26-12 SecondaryRegular PresentationEmpowering Equity and Social Justice Leadership

Detracking Policy in SFUSD: Our Ongoing Commitment to Equity, the Lessons We Have Learned, and the Questions We Still Have
The SFUSD Class of 2019 is our first cohort of students to experience de-tracked heterogeneous 8th, 9th, and 10th grade Common Core mathematics. Now that they are graduating, what new insights do we have about the impacts of our policy? We continue to analyze data, work with stakeholders, and make adjustments to sustain our commitment to all learners. Come hear how we have responded to both public scrutiny and curiosity about our successes and challenges.

 

Lead Speaker: Lizzy Hull Barnes
Co-Presenter: Elizabeth DeCarli
Co-Presenter: Vriana Kempster
Co-Presenter: Ho Nguyen

 9:30:00 AM to
10:30:00 AM
Pacific 14GeneralRegular PresentationInnovative Engagement

Formative Assessment Is Not Just for Children:  Bring The Power Of Formative Assessment To Professional Learning For Teachers
Leaders will explore opportunities to explicitly embed the formative assessment process in mathematics professional learning activities for teachers to support the transfer of new pedagogies into practice. Participants will explore what it looks like to set clear targets for teachers, how to leverage opportunities to gather data on teachers' current understanding of new ideas during and outside of professional learning, and how to apply strategies for using that data to provide feedback to advance teacher practice.

 

Lead Speaker: Valerie Mills

 9:30:00 AM to
10:30:00 AM
Temecula 3 & 4K-5 ElementaryRegular PresentationEmpowering Equity and Social Justice Leadership

Increasing Access and Equity by Rethinking the First Two Weeks of School
Come learn how one district revamped the first two weeks of school at the elementary level to improve access and equity for students. Our model promotes productive struggle, rich tasks, and use of evidence from day one to eliminate grouping bias. We will share the purpose, process, and product of our work. Tasks used in grades 1-5 will be shared.

 

Lead Speaker: Heather Dyer

 9:30:00 AM to
10:30:00 AM
Torrey Pines 1GeneralRegular PresentationVisionary Coaching Practices

Integrating Learning Progressions to Enhance the Mathematics Teaching and Learning Practices.
How do we sustain a vision for the mathematics classroom beyond the professional development session? By combining NCTM's Principles to Actions Teaching and Learning Practices with the CCSSM progressions, teachers are given the opportunity to differentiate their own professional learning. This model showcases professional development sessions, ongoing book studies, and classroom embedded days including ongoing coaching. Learn how to bring this multi-year model alive in your district to support your teachers.

 

Lead Speaker: Kim Hughes
Co-Presenter: Jacob Sisson

 9:30:00 AM to
10:30:00 AM
Pacific 24GeneralRegular PresentationEmpowering Equity and Social Justice Leadership

Language Design: Making It All About the Math
Using the DIAL Design Model (Designing Instructional and Academic Language), we will analyze the language used in mathematics classrooms. We will then present techniques to optimize teacher talk and help students access the content. Using these design techniques, complex mathematical concepts become more accessible to all learners, but especially to linguistically diverse students.

 

Lead Speaker: Andrea Word
Co-Presenter: Jeanne Simpson

 9:30:00 AM to
10:30:00 AM
Rancho Santa Fe 1GeneralRegular PresentationExemplary Experiences from the Field

Opportunities for NCSM Professional Learning Leadership Events
Your NCSM Professional Learning co-directors will facilitate an active session that informs how NCSM embodies our mission statement to equip mathematics leaders to go back to their districts and empower their teachers to provide high-quality mathematics teaching and learning every day for each and every learner. We will share the professional learning opportunities available for mathematics leaders to access at a seminar, a leadership academy, a planned local event, or an individualized on-demand module.

 

Lead Speaker: Denise Trakas
Co-Presenter: Jackie Palmquist

 9:30:00 AM to
10:30:00 AM
Temecula 1K-5 ElementaryRegular Presentation

Reading too Much into Assessments
Participants will review students' performance data on fractions gathered from assessment databases and engage in conversations around three practices recommended by NCTM (2014): elicit and use evidence of student thinking; pose purposeful questions; and build procedural fluency from conceptual understanding. Participants will examine evidence of students' conceptual understanding and procedural fluency, and formulate assessing and advancing questions relevant to students. At the end, we will share data showing long-term benefits of conceptually focused learning.

 

Lead Speaker: Funda Gonulates
Co-Presenter: Daniel McGee
Co-Presenter: Dee Crescitelli

 9:30:00 AM to
10:30:00 AM
Pacific 19GeneralRegular PresentationExemplary Experiences from the Field

Rethinking Cognitive Complexity: Are Your Materials Reaching the Depth of the Math Standards?
Is balancing conceptual understanding, procedural skill and fluency, and application enough to ensure a successful, coherent mathematics experience for students? In this session, come explore newly developed guidance on cognitive complexity grounded in the three aspects of rigor that can help you determine whether your mathematics materials are truly meeting the depth of the standards.

 

Lead Speaker: Shelbi Cole
Co-Presenter: Ted Coe

 9:30:00 AM to
10:30:00 AM
Pacific 156-12 SecondaryRegular Presentation

The Language Spectrum in Mathematics Classrooms: Supporting Instruction that Empowers Students in Multiple Contexts
Mathematical language is used differently in different contexts (e.g., small-group work, whole-class presentations, written explanations), but many students are not aware of the subtle shifts in language expectations. It is imperative to make these shifts explicit if we wish to increase access to mathematical success. This session presents the research-based idea of the Language Spectrum and shares strategies for supporting teachers in navigating the Language Spectrum in their own classrooms.

 

Lead Speaker: Samuel Otten
Co-Presenter: Michelle Cirillo
Co-Presenter: Michael Steele

 9:30:00 AM to
10:30:00 AM
Pacific 25K-5 ElementaryRegular Presentation

Using Critical Areas of Focus in Mathematics to Strengthen Instruction Towards Deeper Mathematical Understanding
The CCSSM provide critical areas of focus for each grade, however, schools deemphasize standards that seem beyond these critical areas, thereby abandoning parts of the curriculum that are essential for conceptual learning. In this session, participants will explore the importance of the critical areas of focus for each grade and how they drive instruction of all standards in order to meet the full intent under the major work for the grade.

 

Lead Speaker: Bobbie Greenlee
Co-Presenter: Michael Greenlee

 9:30:00 AM to
10:30:00 AM
Pacific 26GeneralRegular PresentationExemplary Experiences from the Field

Who's Asking the Questions in Math Class? Strategies for Cultivating and Assessing Students' Curiosity
Even though we want students to be curious about mathematics and wonder how it helps them make sense of our world, most students and adults think mathematics class is merely a place where they're given answers to questions they've never asked. Learn strategies that inspire students to ask their own questions and empower them to self-assess aspects of their own curiosity. Participants will learn ways to assess curiosity in mathematics classes at any grade level.

 

Lead Speaker: Tim Hudson

 9:30:00 AM to
10:30:00 AM
Torrey Pines 3K-5 ElementarySponsor Showcase

More Choice, More Voice
Helping students find their voice is a fundamental habit that needs to be promoted and established in the classroom. This workshop will leverage the research on how giving students choice in the classroom empowers them to find their voice and become active, engaged members of the classroom community. Walk away with resources to make this happen in your room. (K-5) #MathItUp

 

Lead Speaker: Deb McGinley

 9:30:00 AM to
10:30:00 AM
Pacific 223-8 Upper Elementary/MiddleSpotlight SpeakerVisionary Coaching Practices

Mathematics Coaches: Focusing on the Importance of Anticipation and Reflection Within Formative Assessment and Co-Planning/Teaching
This presentation will engage all participants, particularly mathematics coaches/specialists in recognizing and emphasizing the importance of anticipation and reflection as critical classroom constructs. The session will involve case-based and video examples involving planning and formative assessment to provide indicators of how coaches/specialists can consider and truly foster the use of both anticipation and reflection, in their co-planning and co-teaching with teacher colleagues.

 

Lead Speaker: Francis (Skip) Fennell
Co-Presenter: Beth Kobett
Co-Presenter: Jon Wray
Presider: Jason Gauthier

 9:30:00 AM to
10:30:00 AM
Pacific 18GeneralRegular PresentationEngaging Leadership Communities

Turning Adversaries into Allies: Building Community-Wide Support for Your Initiatives in Mathematics Education
Any initiative in mathematics education, whether classroom-based or state-wide, requires support from all stakeholders (students, parents, administrators, school board, etc.) involved. However, building and sustaining that support can be challenging, especially if there are pockets of skeptics actively working against your goals. This session will address these challenges and provide educators and administrators with strategies and resources to help them build momentum in their communities to support meaningful and powerful mathematics education for all students.

 

Lead Speaker: Mike Flynn

 10:45:00 AM to
11:45:00 AM
Pacific 21GeneralMajor PresentationExemplary Experiences from the Field

The Language of Learning: Using Feedback and Classroom Discussion to Improve Student Learning
John Hattie's Visible Learning research has now ranked over 250 influences that are related to learning outcomes from highly impactful, positive effects to negative effects. His meta-analyses have concluded that strategies emphasizing feedback and classroom discussion have a strong, positive effect on student learning and achievement outcomes. This session will focus on the research related to these strategies, offer ideas and activities for classroom planning, and discuss the implications for curriculum planning. The language of both teachers and students will be highlighted.

 

Lead Speaker: Laurie Boswell

 10:45:00 AM to
11:45:00 AM
Pacific 15K-5 ElementaryRegular Presentation

A New Angle on Problem Solving
Successful approaches to routine word problems require making sense of the actions and relationships within a problem situation, and translating these understandings into meaningful mathematics. The process is called "mathematizing," and it also includes selecting the appropriate operation. In this session, learn about Operation Sense and explore strategies for building stronger Operation Sense in students and teachers. Routine word problems serve as a platform for building the skills needed to engage in robust mathematical modeling.

 

Lead Speaker: Kimberly Morrow-Leong
Co-Presenter: Sara Moore
Co-Presenter: Linda Gojak

 10:45:00 AM to
11:45:00 AM
Pacific 26GeneralRegular PresentationEngaging Leadership Communities

Beyond Titles, About Actions: Building Organic Teacher Leadership of Mathematics
How does building an effective mathematics teacher leadership model impact teaching and learning? Have an in-depth look at how tensions in mathematics leadership were overcome and how mathematics leadership was redefined. Learn about how a district implemented a framework to build leadership capacity in schools that has transformed teaching of mathematics and changed how school communities view mathematics and leadership of mathematics.

 

Lead Speaker: Rebeka Matthews Sousa
Co-Presenter: Lou Matthews

 10:45:00 AM to
11:45:00 AM
Temecula 1GeneralRegular PresentationEngaging Leadership Communities

Change Takes a Village: Building Leadership Capacity in Your District
Washington State has focused on building leadership capacity for mathematics educators through their statewide Fellows program. Participants will learn about aspects and structures of the Fellows program that support collaborative learning, collaboration with administrators supported by action plans, and common professional development supporting best practices in mathematics instruction. Walk away with ideas and resources to design your own Fellows program.

 

Lead Speaker: Anne Gallagher
Co-Presenter: Tamara Smith
Co-Presenter: Mary Ellen Huggins

 10:45:00 AM to
11:45:00 AM
Pacific 16GeneralRegular PresentationVisionary Coaching Practices

Coaching Up Coaches: Protocols for Improving Coaching Practice
The current era of education reform demands that we develop high-quality, effective leaders (It's TIME, 2014). In this engaging session, participants will investigate innovative ways to engage coaches in goal-setting, professional development, and reflection of practice using consultancies and reflective peer-to-peer protocols to improve their practice as leaders. Participants will gain access to professional development resources designed to improve mathematics instruction and leadership.

 

Lead Speaker: Jenny Novak
Co-Presenter: Holly Cheung

 10:45:00 AM to
11:45:00 AM
Torrey Pines 2K-5 ElementaryRegular Presentation

Deepening and Connecting Geometry, Geometric Measurement, and Operations and Algebraic Thinking (OA) Within and Across the Grades
This presentation and participant discussion of connections within and across the CCSS domains of Geometry, Geometric Measurement, and Operations and Algebraic Thinking focuses on how leaders can help students and teachers build conceptual webs of understandings from grades PK-6. Together we will articulate and relate learning paths in these domains, describe common student errors, and discuss how to overcome such errors. I will share and participants will discuss research-based approaches in these domains.

 

Lead Speaker: Karen Fuson

 10:45:00 AM to
11:45:00 AM
Pacific 14Pk-2 PrimaryRegular PresentationExemplary Experiences from the Field

Defining Number Concept and Number Sense
One district's journey to create a common definition of number concept and number sense leading to eNumeracy. The eNumeracy system can be used as universal screeners, benchmarkers, progress monitoring tools, and even diagnostics. This FREE system was locally normed to support a multi-tiered system in K-3 elementary mathematics.

 

Lead Speaker: Carrie Fortunato

 10:45:00 AM to
11:45:00 AM
Pacific 236-12 SecondaryRegular Presentation

Extending Math Talks: Intentional Talk Structures in Secondary Mathematics
Math Talks have adapted the effective Number Talks routine to meet the needs of secondary classrooms by providing opportunities for students to communicate and justify mathematical ideas, reasoning, and arguments. However, these talks often overuse open-strategy sharing approaches. How can other purposeful discussion structures be overlaid on Math Talks to elicit different kinds of student thinking and discourse? Consider a coach's role in fostering a wealth of mathematical habits of mind through additional discourse structures.

 

Lead Speaker: Amy Hoelscher
Co-Presenter: B. Michelle Rinehart

 10:45:00 AM to
11:45:00 AM
Torrey Pines 1K-5 ElementaryRegular Presentation

Investigating Content Professional Development For New Elementary Teachers
You have hired new teachers, now where does the content professional development (PD) begin? In this session, we investigate data related to pre-service teachers' content knowledge, after instruction in content and/or methods courses, as a means of informing where PD should begin. The content foci of the PD as well as strategies for engaging the new teachers in PD, including use of released items from CCSSM-type assessments, will be explored.

 

Lead Speaker: Mike Long
Co-Presenter: Judy Werner

 10:45:00 AM to
11:45:00 AM
Pacific 176-12 SecondaryRegular Presentation

Modeling Mathematics and Mathematical Modeling: The Salt and Pepper of True Mathematics
What is the difference between modeling mathematics and mathematical modeling? Is one more sophisticated than the other? Come engage in both and explore how each is used in developing student understanding of mathematics. We will expand our thinking about these two different uses of the word "modeling" and examine implications related to curriculum and professional development.

 

Lead Speaker: Whitney Evans

 10:45:00 AM to
11:45:00 AM
Temecula 3 & 4GeneralRegular PresentationVisionary Coaching Practices

Observational Feedback That Sticks: Google and Extensions That Create Actionable Feedback
Based on the work of Chip and Dan Heath, authors of Teaching That Sticks, this session will demonstrate how observational feedback can "find the core" to develop a productive coaching relationship. We will share our protocols and system for providing feedback that integrates AutoCrat and the Google Suite. Participants will walk away with the skills to design and customize feedback tools to meet their needs at any level. Laptops are encouraged for full interaction.

 

Lead Speaker: Brandi Simpson
Co-Presenter: Brooke Lucio

 10:45:00 AM to
11:45:00 AM
Pacific 183-8 Upper Elementary/MiddleRegular Presentation

Rigor: What Is It and Why ALL Kids Need It!
Are rigorous problems the key to ALL students becoming better problem-solvers? Familiar problems encourage procedural thinking. Rigorous problems encourage reasoning and creativity. Join us as we explore what makes a problem rigorous and worth solving, and what skills and models students need at each grade level to solve them.

 

Lead Speaker: Gregory Tang
Co-Presenter: Greg Tang Jr.

 10:45:00 AM to
11:45:00 AM
Rancho Santa Fe 23-5 IntermediateRegular PresentationVisionary Coaching Practices

Seven Potential Instructional Responses to Formative Assessment: Coaching Instructional Decisions with OGAP Learning Progressions
The teachers you work with have focused on using Formative Assessment to better understand student knowledge. Now those teachers are asking you about what they should do next based on the evidence. In this session, we will use the OGAP Multiplicative Framework and a set of student work from a fourth grade classroom to consider seven potential instructional responses to evidence in the student work and discuss how can you help teachers make instructional choices.

 

Lead Speaker: Elizabeth Petit Cunningham
Co-Presenter: Christine Farnham

 10:45:00 AM to
11:45:00 AM
Pacific 259-12 High SchoolRegular PresentationVisionary Coaching Practices

The TRUth About Professional Learning Communities: How the Teaching For Robust Understanding (TRU) Framework Put the Focus Back On Students
In Oakland, site mathematics teams use the Teaching for Robust Understanding (TRU) framework to plan and reflect upon individual lessons and overall teaching practice. This has transformed business-centered department meetings into student-centered professional learning communities (PLCs), focused on examining what students say and do. Experience the TRU tools by watching classroom video, using questions from the Observation and Conversation Guides to do a deep dive into one TRU dimension, and role playing a PLC conversation.

 

Lead Speaker: Courtney Ortega
Co-Presenter: Mary Reed

 10:45:00 AM to
11:45:00 AM
Pacific 24GeneralRegular Presentation

Three Words I Have Never Heard in a Mathematics Classroom
Certain phrases have power to unlock mathematics, yet they seem rare in classrooms. Which of them have you observed your teachers using? Which ones would you like to see more of? We'll consider several of these powerful phrases and examine how they open up aspects of mathematics that too often go without saying.

 

Lead Speaker: Jason Zimba

 10:45:00 AM to
11:45:00 AM
Rancho Santa Fe 1GeneralRegular PresentationVisionary Coaching Practices

Transformative Coaching: Coaching to Ensure Teacher Change
Have you ever avoided a conversation with a teacher because you were worried they would be upset? Have you noticed disparaties in access to equitable opportunties to learn for all students, but chose not to address it because you didn't kow how? Using transformative learning theory, this session will support teacher educators and coaches to develop the courage and skills necessary to take on the difficult conversations to ensure meaningful change in classroom practice.

 

Lead Speaker: Faith Muirhead

 10:45:00 AM to
11:45:00 AM
Rancho Santa Fe 3K-5 ElementaryRegular PresentationExemplary Experiences from the Field

Why Do These Kids Not Want Tutoring to Be Over? Turning Unsuccessful Students into Eager Mathematicians
We will share a replicable, after school tutoring program where assessments provide the information needed to give students precisely the meaningful mathematical experiences they need to make significant growth. These students are able to make choices, engage with Number Talks, and work with tasks that are challenging but possible, building confidence and a positive shift in their attitudes towards mathematics.

 

Lead Speaker: Kathy Richardson
Co-Presenter: Sue Dolphin

 10:45:00 AM to
11:45:00 AM
Torrey Pines 3GeneralSponsor Showcase

Leaders Supporting Math Workshop Model- What Works?
How do leaders best support math workshop's vision of whole class and small group instruction? Learn how Fairfax County Public Schools supports their teachers' implementation of a math workshop model with a wide range of resources and tools.

 

Lead Speaker: Melinda Schwartz
Co-Presenter: Lynne Bursch

 10:45:00 AM to
11:45:00 AM
Pacific 22K-5 ElementarySpotlight SpeakerExemplary Experiences from the Field

How Will We Know What They're Thinking? Sparking Teachers' Curiosity About Students' Mathematical Ideas
Curiosity about students' mathematical thinking is the heart of effective, joyful mathematics teaching. There are four channels via which we can gather information about student thinking: looking at student work, observing students while they work, conferring with students about their thinking, and asking students to reflect on their learning. Together, we'll explore how teaching teachers to open these channels sparks a productive chain reaction. Getting hooked on students' mathematical thinking is the most essential step!

 

Lead Speaker: Tracy Zager
Presider: Shawn Towle

 12:00:00 PM to
1:30:00 PM
Grand BallroomGeneralFunctionEmpowering Equity and Social Justice Leadership

Wednesday Lunch - The Neuroscience of Deeper Learning
Advances in brain research have moved educators closer than ever before to teaching math the way the brain actually learns. Journey with MIND Research Institute's Vice President of Content Creation, Nigel Nisbet, to uncover a neuroscience-based, unifying theory that promotes deeper engagement, deeper thought and deeper learning. He'll share insights on how our brains learn and how to create active classroom environments that foster student success in the 21st century.

 

Lead Speaker: Nigel Nisbet

 1:45:00 PM to
2:45:00 PM
Pacific 21GeneralMajor PresentationEmpowering Equity and Social Justice Leadership

Equity in the Mathematics Classroom: Who do we leave out?
As educators, we commonly and unintentionally ask many of our students to leave their identity at the door as they enter our mathematics classroom. In doing this, we are leaving those students out which contributes to the opportunity gap, as well as underrepresentation in STEM enrollment, graduation rates, and workforce. This presentation will identify and discuss a common inequities in the mathematics classroom and approaches to mitigating and eliminating the effects of such inequities.

 

Lead Speaker: Michael Young
Presider: Sara Frisbie

 1:45:00 PM to
2:45:00 PM
Pacific 256-12 SecondaryRegular PresentationExemplary Experiences from the Field

Factors Fueling Formative Assessment: Homework and Grading
In this session, teacher leaders will examine factors essential to eliciting evidence of student learning. Leaders will consider how homework and grading routines can be leveraged to fuel classroom formative assessment. Participants will reflect on current practice, share successes, identify opportunities for growth, and design next steps using practical, research-affirmed tools and instructional protocols. Leave the session energized with resources to improve your mathematics program immediately.

 

Lead Speaker: Bill Barnes

 1:45:00 PM to
2:45:00 PM
Pacific 17GeneralRegular PresentationEmpowering Equity and Social Justice Leadership

From Silence to Engagement - Leading Conversations About Equity and Social Justice
Public conversations about social justice events have increased in frequency and intensity. Mathematics leaders often are hesitant or don't feel equipped to engage others in this important learning. Yet, silence in the face of injustice conveys the impression that prejudicial behaviors in the community and nation are condoned or not worthy of attention. Having these conversations can lead to stronger mathematics programs and more authentic classroom instruction within a social justice context.

 

Lead Speaker: Linda Fulmore

 1:45:00 PM to
2:45:00 PM
Pacific 24GeneralRegular PresentationVisionary Coaching Practices

How Deep Is Deep Enough When Coaching?
Coach-teacher planning discussions in which the mathematics goals are clearly and specifically discussed make evident what pedagogy is needed to support student learning and what will be heard from students if they understand the mathematics learning goal. A planning discussion will be shared via a video case. Coaching moves which help to make it possible for a coach and teacher to engage in effective discussions and research findings from a study will be shared.

 

Lead Speaker: Victoria Bill
Co-Presenter: Laurie Speranzo

 1:45:00 PM to
2:45:00 PM
Rancho Santa Fe 1GeneralRegular PresentationEmpowering Equity and Social Justice Leadership

Lift Every Voice! Centering Culturally Responsive Teaching and Practice at the Forefront of Mathematics Leadership
Leaders of school mathematics are faced with re-envisioning school mathematics for students who have been historically marginalized by stagnant, disconnected teaching practices, curriculum, and leadership. The power of culturally responsive practice lies in radically challenging what mathematics is, how mathematics is taught and led, and who can be successful doing it. In this session, participants explore core leadership practices that make it possible to center student and community culture in school and district success.

 

Lead Speaker: Lou Matthews
Co-Presenter: Shelly Jones
Co-Presenter: Rebeka Matthews Sousa

 1:45:00 PM to
2:45:00 PM
Pacific 19GeneralRegular PresentationEmpowering Equity and Social Justice Leadership

Mathematics That Matters - Leading Change Through Socially Impactful Tasks Designed To Impact Instruction, Communities, and Achievement
Consider the number of times in a mathematics classroom you have heard the phrase "you need to learn this because … you will use it one day." Now pause and reflect in today's society and/or the future society in which students are being prepared for, realistically will they use and apply the information being provided? In this session the traditional mathematics narrative will be challenged and a new socially impactful mathematics narrative will be posited.

 

Lead Speaker: Kristopher Childs
Co-Presenter: Vernita Glenn-White

 1:45:00 PM to
2:45:00 PM
Pacific 236-8 MiddleRegular PresentationEmpowering Equity and Social Justice Leadership

Middle School Mathematics Intervention: One District's Journey to Improve Support for All Students
We will share our efforts in creating more equitable structures across 12 middle schools to support students in mathematics. What interventions allow all students to have access to their grade level content and develop a positive mathematics identity? How is time within the school day used? Our mathematics department collaborated with the special education department, the English language department, and building administrators to better support students. Join us for an interactive discussion.

 

Lead Speaker: Joshua Males
Co-Presenter: Anne Schmidt
Co-Presenter: Julie Kreizel

 1:45:00 PM to
2:45:00 PM
Pacific 153-5 IntermediateRegular Presentation

No More "Menacing Multiplication" and "Laborious Long Division" - Understanding Procedures through Number Sense in Grades 3-5
As a mathematics leader, how many times have you heard teachers ask, "My students are struggling, can't I just teach them a procedure?" Teachers recognize the need for students to develop both procedural fluency and conceptual understanding but are often unsure of how to do so. Explore strategies focused on numeracy, sense-making, and fostering a conceptual understanding that help even the most struggling student understand the abstract algorithms for multiplication and division.

 

Lead Speaker: Cassandra Turner
Co-Presenter: Beth Curran

 1:45:00 PM to
2:45:00 PM
Rancho Santa Fe 2GeneralRegular PresentationInnovative Engagement

Providing Professional Development and Developing Leaders in Geographically Challenging Locations Supported by Technology
Learn about our journey in providing professional development and support for teachers and leaders in geographically remote places in Alaska. Alaska Council of Teachers of Mathematics and Alaska Science Teachers Association will share ways we are working to reach teachers and leaders using technology and face-to-face opportunities to help develop connections, provide quality professional development, and foster leadership.

 

Lead Speaker: Samantha Wuttig
Co-Presenter: Michelle Daml

 1:45:00 PM to
2:45:00 PM
Pacific 26GeneralRegular PresentationExemplary Experiences from the Field

Taking the Standards of Mathematical Practice Seriously
What does it really mean to look for structure and regularity, read and write viable mathematical arguments, and use mathematical models as tools for thinking? More importantly, what does it take to foster these practices consistently and coherently in the elementary years to ensure progressive development of them from novice to expert? Using video, this session provides detailed analyses to illuminate and foster discussion on the important characteristics and development of each.

 

Lead Speaker: Catherine Fosnot
Co-Presenter: Phil Daro

 1:45:00 PM to
2:45:00 PM
Torrey Pines 1GeneralRegular PresentationExemplary Experiences from the Field

Teachers Ascribing to Different Mindsets and the Role of Mistakes
In this session we will examine the role teachers' mindsets have on their use of mistakes in their classrooms. Data were collected during the fourth year of a sustained professional develop experience and included interviews, writing prompts, observational protocols, and an implicit theory instrument. Implications for mathematics education leaders will be discussed.

 

Lead Speaker: Lucy Watson
Co-Presenter: Angela Barlow
Co-Presenter: James Willingham
Co-Presenter: Natasha Gerstenschlager
Co-Presenter: Kristin Hartland

 1:45:00 PM to
2:45:00 PM
Torrey Pines 2K-5 ElementaryRegular Presentation

Teaching Elementary Students to Speak the Language of Mathematics through Mathematical Discourse
Teaching students to speak the language of mathematics can be daunting. In this session we will discuss instructional supports for students to articulate their own ideas and consider the perspective of their peers while constructing important mathematical understandings. We will introduce a new tool that will help teachers anticipate and monitor student responses to mathematical tasks while providing a framework for selecting and sequencing in order to make deep mathematical connections.

 

Lead Speaker: Michael Greenlee
Co-Presenter: Joseph McNaughton

 1:45:00 PM to
2:45:00 PM
Rancho Santa Fe 36-12 SecondaryRegular Presentation

Using Dynamic Mathematics Simulations to Disrupt and Promote Classroom Discourse
The availability of online mathematics tools has increased dramatically over the past decade. Yet, how can these instructional resources be used to effectively guide and support teacher practice and student learning? Using several examples of free and publicly available online mathematics simulations, we will discuss instructional design principles that mathematics leaders should consider to promote student-centered mathematics classrooms as teachers use technology. Bring your laptop or tablet so you can explore these resources, too!

 

Lead Speaker: David Webb

 1:45:00 PM to
2:45:00 PM
Pacific 18Pk-2 PrimaryRegular PresentationVisionary Coaching Practices

Using Learning Labs to Support Teachers in Mathematizing Children's Literature
Shared reading experiences provide powerful contexts for supporting young readers, writers, and mathematicians. Children's literature allows students to explore authentic curiosities, engage in conversations, and see stories through a mathematical lens-a process we call mathematizing. We will explore how to leverage Learning Labs, a professional learning community model, to support teachers in using literature to engage students in discussions that foster mathematical wonder and joy and encourage students to notice mathematics in their own world.

 

Lead Speaker: Kristin Gray
Co-Presenter: Allison Hintz
Co-Presenter: Erin Gannon
Co-Presenter: Antony Smith

 1:45:00 PM to
2:45:00 PM
Pacific 143-8 Upper Elementary/MiddleRegular PresentationVisionary Coaching Practices

Video in the Middle: Using Video Case Studies as a Tool for Coaching Teachers in Linear Functions
How can coaches best support teachers around topics related to linear functions? We share how placing a video case study at the center of a professional development (PD) experience can help teachers both grow their mathematical content knowledge and learn effective pedagogical strategies for teaching slope and other algebra ideas. Come learn how you can select and use video clips to create mathematically rich, engaging, and collaborative mathematics PD experiences that support teachers with teaching linear functions.

 

Lead Speaker: Angela Knotts
Co-Presenter: Katie Salguero

 1:45:00 PM to
2:45:00 PM
Pacific 166-8 MiddleRegular PresentationEngaging Leadership Communities

What Hat Are You Wearing?  Learning Together Through Video Based Discussions
The Problem-Solving Cycle (PSC), a collaboration between Stanford University and San Francisco Unified School District, is a professional learning structure where teacher leaders use video-based discussions (VBD) to model reflection and analysis of teaching and learning in mathematics. Teacher leaders engage their site-based learning communities in cycles of inquiry around doing a mathematical task and discussing video clips of their classes working on the same mathematical task. Participants will experience and reflect on these PSC activities.

 

Lead Speaker: Alisa Brown
Co-Presenter: Hilda Borko
Co-Presenter: Emma Trevino
Co-Presenter: Mary Maher

 1:45:00 PM to
2:45:00 PM
Torrey Pines 3GeneralSponsor Showcase

Math Intervention: Strategies to Help Students Catch Up
Struggling learners deserve programs that help them catch up. However, typical support classes focus on below grade level skills - an insidious form of tracking that does little to help students do better in their core mathematics class. We will explore how principles from intervention research can be applied to build effective programs and deliver them in the classroom. Stories from the field of challenges and successes will be included.

 

Lead Speaker: Shelley Kriegler
Co-Presenter: Mark Goldstein

 1:45:00 PM to
2:45:00 PM
Pacific 22GeneralSpotlight SpeakerInnovative Engagement

Limitless: Limitless: Learn, Lead and Live without Barriers
In this season we will consider what it takes to unlock the limitless potential of people, students, teachers, and leaders through an approach to mathematics that embraces multiplicity, mindset and belonging. The session empowers leaders to help others, with new resources, ideas, and cutting edge research. We will also share stories of people who have gone through incredible change, considering, with the audience, what is means for people to develop a new relationship with mathematics.

 

Lead Speaker: Jo Boaler
Presider: Sandie Gilliam

 3:00:00 PM to
4:00:00 PM
Pacific 21GeneralMajor Presentation

Mathematical Modeling Can Make You Filthy Rich
Mathematical modeling is the closest we can come to giving our students HUGE potential to make them filthy rich. So much of what we teach is instantly irrelevant because of devices we carry in our pockets. I'll share an intuitive structure that will help you develop a common language with your teachers to separate fake mathematical modeling from what will really help students become complex problem solvers.

 

Lead Speaker: Robert Kaplinsky
Presider: Bernard Frost

 3:00:00 PM to
4:00:00 PM
Pacific 25GeneralRegular PresentationVisionary Coaching Practices

Leading Vertical Lesson Study: Building Coherent High Quality Mathematics Instruction Across the Grades
Done well, vertical Lesson Study empowers teachers and supports the development of coherent, high-quality systems of mathematics teaching and learning across the grades. In this session, you will learn to lead vertical Lesson Study by going step-by-step through the process. Your experience will include doing mathematics together, watching videos of one team's vertical Lesson Study journey, examining the research, and having strategic discussions. Resources to support implementation of the process will be provided.

 

Lead Speaker: Andrea Barraugh

 3:00:00 PM to
4:00:00 PM
Pacific 19GeneralRegular PresentationInnovative Engagement

Learning in Practice: A Coach Routine to Support Teachers as They Teach
Supporting teachers to learn in, and from, their own practice is critical to supporting their development of instruction that provides students with rich opportunities to engage with and learn about mathematics. In this session, we examine a coaching routine called the Teacher Time Out that helps open up opportunities for teachers and coaches to discuss teaching while they are teaching students. We examine video and discuss how this routine can support teachers' learning.

 

Lead Speaker: Lynsey Gibbons
Co-Presenter: Nancy Horowitz

 3:00:00 PM to
4:00:00 PM
Pacific 23K-5 ElementaryRegular PresentationExemplary Experiences from the Field

Math Games Show Student's Gifts and Gaps - Using Math Game Journals for Assessment
Participants will play several games and see how they can be used to collect student samples; journals, video, and visual note examples. By using a cycle of weekly games we have opportunities as coaches to show teachers how to collect authentic assessment that represent a non-pressured student in action, their strengths as well as their gaps shine through in this engaging context. Student samples will be used to highlight the power of this teaching/assessment strategy.

 

Lead Speaker: Jane Felling

 3:00:00 PM to
4:00:00 PM
Pacific 17GeneralRegular Presentation

Number Talks and Preservice Teachers: How Planning and Enacting Number Talks had a Ripple Effect in our Mathematics Methods Coursework
Planning and enacting number talks prepares preservice teachers (PSTs) to do more than just number talks in their classrooms. Learn how we used spiraled number talk assignments with our elementary preservice teachers to: 1) develop the PSTs' mathematical knowledge for teaching; 2) support PSTs in learning to conduct whole class discussions grounded in student thinking; and 3) enhance PSTs' abilities to accurately represent student thinking using pictures, diagrams, symbols, and words.

 

Lead Speaker: Christy Pettis
Co-Presenter: Aran Glancy

 3:00:00 PM to
4:00:00 PM
Pacific 266-12 SecondaryRegular PresentationVisionary Coaching Practices

Planning the Rigor Narrative with the Resources You Have
Textbooks, online resources, videos, manipulatives, edtech-we are drowning in resources for our teachers to use! Simultaneously, too many students view mathematics as dull and worthless. Come learn how to resolve these dilemmas. We created a tool supervisors and coaches can use to support teachers with strengthening the rigor narrative of an unit. Experience how this tool can make planning efficient and help teachers strategically use resources to invigorate mathematics.

 

Lead Speaker: Erica Heinzman
Co-Presenter: Alexandra Martinez

 3:00:00 PM to
4:00:00 PM
Pacific 156-12 SecondaryRegular PresentationEmpowering Equity and Social Justice Leadership

Shifting The Mathematical Authority: Supporting All Students In Building Their Mathematical Understanding
This video-based session led by a secondary teacher leader, district coach, and director of a statewide mathematics leadership community is designed to help coaches, teachers, and administrators examine and discuss how the interplay between tasks, classroom structures, and conscious teacher moves can successfully shift the authority and support all students in building their mathematical understanding. We will provide opportunities to analyze video, unpack illustrations, examine research, and consider implications for our job-embedded work as coaches/leaders.

 

Lead Speaker: Jamila Riser
Co-Presenter: Michael Reitemeyer
Co-Presenter: Kathleen Olenderski

 3:00:00 PM to
4:00:00 PM
Pacific 163-5 IntermediateRegular PresentationEmpowering Equity and Social Justice Leadership

Using OGAP Learning Progressions to Promote Equity and Access to Important Mathematics for All Students
Learning Progressions can be a powerful tool for both teachers and students in accessing the mathematics of a lesson. In this session participants will interact with the OGAP Multiplication and Division Learning Progressions to analyze a class set of student work, consider the implications for instruction, and plan for a response to the evidence that provides access to the mathematics at varying levels for all the students.

 

Lead Speaker: Beth Hulbert
Co-Presenter: Caroline Ebby

 3:00:00 PM to
4:00:00 PM
Pacific 243-8 Upper Elementary/MiddleRegular PresentationVisionary Coaching Practices

Using the Teacher Action Q-Sort to Prompt Targeted Professional Learning Agendas
This session will share how to use a Q-sort to help mathematics coaches identify where to focus their professional learning sessions with classroom teachers to improve classroom practice. A Q-sort is a process where teachers actively sort and rank a set of instructional practices according to those they do most often and least often in their classrooms. Discussions following the Q-sort provide insight into teachers' rationales behind why some practices are implemented more than others.

 

Lead Speaker: Jane Wilburne
Co-Presenter: Dana Franz
Co-Presenter: Lynda Brennan

 3:00:00 PM to
4:00:00 PM
Torrey Pines 36-8 MiddleSponsor Showcase

EMF Math: An Online, Self-Paced, Challenging Curriculum for Middle School (6-8)
Come and experience EMF first hand! EMF addresses all the standards for Prealgebra through Precalculus and also covers many other topics from Modern Mathematics. Participants will get to make connections and problem solve. You will see how middle school students construct proofs and communicate in ways that usually aren't seen until the college level. Find out about the EMF tools that excite and engage middle school students all around the world.

 

Lead Speaker: Iain Ferguson

 3:00:00 PM to
4:00:00 PM
Pacific 22GeneralSpotlight SpeakerExemplary Experiences from the Field

Tools and Resources for Leading a Cohesive Mathematics Program
How would you describe the mathematics program you lead? What components define it? What is the glue that holds it together? How does it provide access to opportunity? This session supports leaders. It examines how effective teaching practices can be leveraged to design essential program structures. It tells the story of a district's approach to building an exemplary mathematics program. Programmatic tools and resources will be shared.

 

Lead Speaker: John SanGiovanni
Presider Ruth Harbin Miles

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