Session information last updated 6-4-2019, subject to change without notice.

Major Sessions, Monday, April 1
 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


Handout: NCSM19-864_Cruz.pdf

 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

 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

 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


Handout: NCSM19-288_Dixon.pdf

 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


Handout: NCSM19-754_Seeley.pdf

 4:00:00 PM to
5:00:00 PM
Pacific 21K-5 ElementaryMajor PresentationDeveloping Mathematical Knowledge for Teaching

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

 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.


Major 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 PresentationDeveloping Mathematical Knowledge for Teaching

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


Handout: NCSM19-855_Su.pdf

 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

 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

 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


Handout: NCSM19-020_Leinwand.pdf

 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.


Major 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

 9:30:00 AM to
10:30:00 AM
Pacific 21K-5 ElementaryMajor PresentationDeveloping Mathematical Knowledge for Teaching

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

 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

 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


Handout: NCSM19-890_Nisbet.pdf

 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

 3:00:00 PM to
4:00:00 PM
Pacific 21GeneralMajor PresentationDeveloping Mathematical Knowledge for Teaching

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

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