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

Strand 3 Sessions, Monday, April 1
Strand 3: Engaging Leadership Communities

 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

 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
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

 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
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
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

 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 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

 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

Strand 3 Sessions, Tuesday, April 2
Strand 3: Engaging Leadership Communities

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

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


Lead Speaker: Leslie Johnson
Co-Presenter: Laura Potter

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

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


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


Handout: NCSM19-680_Fisher.pdf

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

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


Lead Speaker: Heidi Fessenden
Co-Presenter: Michelle Sirois


Handout: NCSM19-496_Fessenden-Sirois.pdf

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

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


Lead Speaker: Susie Katt


Handout: NCSM19-240_Katt.pdf

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

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


Lead Speaker: Cathy Bruce
Co-Presenter: Tara Flynn


Handout: NCSM19-579_Bruce-Flynn.pdf

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

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


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

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

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


Lead Speaker: Delise Andrews
Co-Presenter: Beth Kobett


Handout: NCSM19-239_Andrews-Kobett.pdf

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

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


Lead Speaker: Stacey Benuzzi
Co-Presenter: Jay Camerino


Handout: NCSM19-506_Benuzzi-Camerino.pdf

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

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


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


Handout: NCSM19-449_Pine.pdf

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

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


Lead Speaker: Lori Ramsey
Co-Presenter: Sandra Coulson


Handout: NCSM19-275_Ramsey.pdf

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

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


Lead Speaker: Sarah Schuhl
Co-Presenter: Mona Toncheff

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

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


Lead Speaker: Dina Mendola

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

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


Lead Speaker: Pamela Nathan
Co-Presenter: Charlene Marchese

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

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


Lead Speaker: Timothy Kanold
Presider: Jackie Palmquist


Handout: NCSM19-254_Kanold.pdf

Strand 3 Sessions, Wednesday, April 3
Strand 3: Engaging Leadership Communities

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

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


Lead Speaker: Michael Steele

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

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


Lead Speaker: Peg Hartwig

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

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


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


Handout: NCSM19-310_Horowitz-Godfrey-Ward.pdf

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

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


Lead Speaker: Kimberly Rimbey


Handout: NCSM19-723_Rimbey.pdf

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

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


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


Handout: NCSM19-493_Whittington-Zimolzak-DiDomenico.pdf

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

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


Lead Speaker: Mike Flynn

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

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


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


Handout: NCSM19-122_Matthews-Sousa.pdf

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

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


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


Handout: NCSM19-601_Gallagher-Smith-Huggins.pdf

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

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


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


Handout: NCSM19-658_Brown-Borko-Trevino-Maher.pdf

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