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

Monday 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


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

 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


Handout: NCSM19-779_Reddick.pdf

 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


Handout: NCSM19-510_Willis.pdf

 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 PresentationDeveloping Mathematical Knowledge for Teaching

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 PresentationDeveloping Mathematical Knowledge for Teaching

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


Handout: NCSM19-746_Berry.pdf

 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 PresentationDeveloping Mathematical Knowledge for Teaching

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


Handout: NCSM19-607_Ball-Franklin-Greavette.pdf

 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


Handout: NCSM19-438_Blanke-Jemison.pdf

 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 SpeakerDeveloping Mathematical Knowledge for Teaching

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


Handout: NCSM19-533_Rinehart-Ilaria.pdf

 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 ExchangeDeveloping Mathematical Knowledge for Teaching

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 PresentationDeveloping Mathematical Knowledge for Teaching

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


Handout: NCSM19-341_Luebeck-Roscoe.pdf

 11:00:00 AM to
12:00:00 PM
Temecula 3 & 46-12 SecondaryRegular PresentationDeveloping Mathematical Knowledge for Teaching

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


Handout: NCSM19-742_Cheng-Kim.pdf

 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


Handout: NCSM19-036_Harrison.pdf

 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


Handout: NCSM19-760_Lucenta-Kelemanik.pdf

 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 PresentationDeveloping Mathematical Knowledge for Teaching

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


Handout: NCSM19-463_Hynes-Berry.pdf

 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


Handout: NCSM19-105_Tellish.pdf

 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


Handout: NCSM19-288_Dixon.pdf

 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


Handout: NCSM19-297_Placa.pdf

 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 PresentationDeveloping Mathematical Knowledge for Teaching

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


Handout: NCSM19-300_Griffin-Marx-Richard.pdf

 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


Handout: NCSM19-508_Martinie.pdf

 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


Handout: NCSM19-150_Greenberg.pdf

 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 PresentationDeveloping Mathematical Knowledge for Teaching

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 PresentationDeveloping Mathematical Knowledge for Teaching

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


Handout: NCSM19-478_Funderburk.pdf

 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


Handout: NCSM19-314_Seabold.pdf

 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 SpeakerDeveloping Mathematical Knowledge for Teaching

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


Handout: NCSM19-754_Seeley.pdf

 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


Handout: NCSM19-277_Rudolph.pdf

 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 PresentationDeveloping Mathematical Knowledge for Teaching

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


Handout: NCSM19-741_Lange.pdf

 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


Handout: NCSM19-092_Habecker-Garner.pdf

 2:45:00 PM to
3:45:00 PM
Temecula 3 & 43-8 Upper Elementary/MiddleRegular PresentationDeveloping Mathematical Knowledge for Teaching

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


Handout: NCSM19-289_Hudson.pdf

 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


Handout: NCSM19-589_Lynch.pdf

 2:45:00 PM to
3:45:00 PM
Temecula 23-5 IntermediateRegular PresentationDeveloping Mathematical Knowledge for Teaching

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


Handout: NCSM19-209_Staley.pdf

 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


Handout: NCSM19-353_Parr.pdf

 2:45:00 PM to
3:45:00 PM
Pacific 236-12 SecondaryRegular PresentationDeveloping Mathematical Knowledge for Teaching

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 PresentationDeveloping Mathematical Knowledge for Teaching

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


Handout: NCSM19-887_Hansen.pdf

 2:45:00 PM to
3:45:00 PM
Pacific 22K-5 ElementarySpotlight SpeakerDeveloping Mathematical Knowledge for Teaching

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 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

 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


Handout: NCSM19-229_Sabnani-Looney.pdf

 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 PresentationDeveloping Mathematical Knowledge for Teaching

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 PresentationDeveloping Mathematical Knowledge for Teaching

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 PresentationDeveloping Mathematical Knowledge for Teaching

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


Handout: NCSM19-215_Sisemore-Duerksen-Phillips.pdf

 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


Handout: NCSM19-592_Joyoprayitno-Lima-Trevino-Jones-Brown.pdf

 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


Handout: NCSM19-900_Briles.pdf

 4:00:00 PM to
5:00:00 PM
Pacific 16K-5 ElementaryRegular PresentationDeveloping Mathematical Knowledge for Teaching

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


Handout: NCSM19-265_Lempp.pdf

 4:00:00 PM to
5:00:00 PM
Torrey Pines 2CollegeRegular PresentationDeveloping Mathematical Knowledge for Teaching

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 PresentationDeveloping Mathematical Knowledge for Teaching

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


Handout: NCSM19-038_Dziak-Swanton.pdf

 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 - CANCELLED
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.


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