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

Strand 4 Sessions, Monday, April 1
Strand 4: Innovative Engagement

 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 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

 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
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
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 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

 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
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

 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

 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

Strand 4 Sessions, Tuesday, April 2
Strand 4: Innovative Engagement

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

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


Lead Speaker: Ryan Timmons
Co-Presenter: Michael Greenlee

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

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


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

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

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


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

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

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


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

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

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


Lead Speaker: Steve Leinwand
Jason Gauthier


Handout: NCSM19-020_Leinwand.pdf

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

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


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

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

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


Lead Speaker: Shelley Carranza

Strand 4 Sessions, Wednesday, April 3
Strand 4: Innovative Engagement

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

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


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


Handout: NCSM19-770_Callard-Carson-Gillespie.pdf

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

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


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

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

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


Lead Speaker: Valerie Mills

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

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


Lead Speaker: Samantha Wuttig
Co-Presenter: Michelle Daml


Handout: NCSM19-803_Wuttig-Daml.pdf

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

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


Lead Speaker: Jo Boaler
Presider: Sandie Gilliam

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

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


Lead Speaker: Lynsey Gibbons
Co-Presenter: Nancy Horowitz

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