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

 
Strand 2 Sessions, Sunday, March 31
 
Strand 2: Empowering Equity and Social Justice Leadership


 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

 
Strand 2 Sessions, Monday, April 1
 
Strand 2: Empowering Equity and Social Justice Leadership


 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
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
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
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 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

 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
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

 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 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
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

 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 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

 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 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

 
Strand 2 Sessions, Tuesday, April 2
 
Strand 2: Empowering Equity and Social Justice Leadership


 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
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
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

 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 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
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
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 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
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 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

 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
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

 
Strand 2 Sessions, Wednesday, April 3
 
Strand 2: Empowering Equity and Social Justice Leadership


 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
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
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
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
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

 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 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
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

 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

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