53rd NCSM Annual Conference – Sessions

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  • 1100
    Activate Leadership for Access and Equity

    Solving for X in the midst of Pandemics: Pedagogical Approaches to Improving Mathematics Teaching and Learning"

    Monday 8:00am - 9:15am
    Marquis AB (Opening Session)
    Keynote Presenter
    General
    Dr. Gloria Ladson-Billings

    Dr. Gloria Ladson-Billings

    The past year and a half have presented educators with unprecedented challenges and opportunities. This presentation will address the opportunities to teach mathematics for equity and excellence by exploring the content, the contexts, and the culture of mathematics teaching and learning.

    Lead Speaker: Dr. Gloria Ladson-Billings

  • 1201
    Activate Teachers as Leaders

    Building Thinking Classrooms

    Monday 9:30am - 10:30am
    Marquis C (Major)
    Major Presentation
    6-12 Secondary
    Peter Liljedahl

    Peter Liljedahl

    Much of how classrooms look and much of what happens in them today is guided by institutional norms laid down at the inception of an industrial-age model of public education. These norms have enabled a culture of teaching and learning that is often devoid of student thinking. In this session I present some of the results of over 15 years of research into how teachers can transform their classrooms from a space where students mimic to where students think. The practiced discussed will intertwine with, and make extensive references to, the recently published book, Building Thinking Classrooms in Mathematics (Grades K-12): 14 Teaching Practices for Enhancing Learning.

    Lead Speaker: Peter Liljedahl

  • 1202
    Activate and Empower others through Mathematics Coaching

    Teamwork Makes the Dream Work: The Story of Two Mathematics Coaches Who Established and Sustained a Rigorous District Mathematics Program

    Monday 9:30am - 10:30am
    Marquis D (Spotlight)
    Spotlight Speaker
    General
    Brian Buckhalter

    Brian Buckhalter

    In 2013, the Oxford School District hired its first math coach, and in 2019 hired its second. Establishing a comprehensive and coherent mathematics program across 3 schools and two coaches required a collaboration of resources guided by prominent literature in mathematics coaching. Hear how these coaches built a system of support for teachers, students, and administrators across schools, eventually seeing the district’s 3 elementary schools rank among the top three for student growth across Mississippi.

    Lead Speaker: Brian Buckhalter
    Co-presenter: Candies Cook

  • 1203
    Activate and Empower others through Mathematics Coaching

    NCSM Coaching Kick-Off

    Monday 9:30am - 10:30am
    M101
    Regular Presentation
    General

    Are you a coach or teacher leader or new to coaching? Is this your first time attending an  NCSM conference? Join us at the kick-off session where you will network with other coaches and teacher leaders. We will show you the foundational elements for math coaching and direct you to sessions related to your areas of growth. You won’t want to miss this session! 

    Lead Speaker: Georgina Rivera
    Co-presenter: Jenny Novak

  • 1204
    Activate Leadership for Access and Equity

    Supporting Success in Algebra for Underprepared Ninth Graders

    Monday 9:30am - 10:30am
    M102
    Regular Presentation
    6-12 Secondary

    ​Learn about resources designed for algebra support classes that provide underprepared students with a curriculum to help students succeed in algebra by building the logic of algebra, and connecting arithmetic pattern and algebraic structure. This session will share emerging findings from an NSF-funded implementation study that is collaborating with over 30 districts nationwide working with a diverse student population to examine effects of an algebra support curriculum on ninth-grade students’ attitudes and achievement in mathematics.  

    Lead Speaker: June Mark
    Co-presenter: Deborah Spencer

  • 1205
    Aspire to Bold Mathematics Leadership

    Who's Asking the Questions in Math Class? Using Curiosity as a Catalyst for Changing Curricula and Classrooms

    Monday 9:30am - 10:30am
    M103
    Regular Presentation
    General

    Even though we want students to be curious in math, see its beauty, and wonder how it applies to their world, most students believe math class is a place where they're just given answers to questions they've never asked. Math leaders and teachers can change this belief by cultivating curiosity in math courses and classrooms. Learn strategies for inspiring students to ask their own questions, self-assess their curiosity, and value questions as much as answers.

    Lead Speaker: Tim Hudson

  • 1206
    Activate Leadership for Access and Equity

    Promoting Access and Equity in Mathematics

    Monday 9:30am - 10:30am
    M104
    Regular Presentation
    General

    An understanding of mathematical concepts is critical for student achievement in mathematics. This session will explore evidence-based teaching practices that promote opportunity and access to high-level mathematics content for neurodiverse learners, specifically those with language-based disabilities and dyscalculia. A focus will be placed on the importance of using visual, tactile and auditory modalities in the classroom for this population of students. 

    Lead Speaker: Dawn Pilotti

  • 1207
    Activate Teachers as Leaders

    Identity-Building Assessment: From a Number to a Showcase of Knowledge

    Monday 9:30am - 10:30am
    M105
    Regular Presentation
    General

    Most assessment structures detract from the joy of mathematics while actively harming students’ mathematical identity. In this session, we’ll look at an alternative system of assessment that yields better information about what students know while supporting the learning of young mathematicians. How do rich tasks unlock student self worth? And how can we create a system of assessment that promotes student identity? We’ll discuss how to implement a system of portfolio assessment at your school.

    Lead Speaker: Geoff Krall

  • 1208
    Activate Teachers as Leaders

    Developing Instructional Leadership for High-Quality Mathematics Instruction: A Practice-Based Approach to Responsive Math Teaching

    Monday 9:30am - 10:30am
    M106-107
    Regular Presentation
    General

    This session focuses on a practice-based approach to developing instructional leadership. We will show how pedagogies of enactment (Grossman et al., 2009), including representation, decomposition, and approximation, can be incorporated into professional development to help teachers learn and implement new instructional practices. At the center of this work is the Responsive Mathematics Teaching model for high-quality mathematics instruction that is responsive to both student thinking and the mathematical content.

    Lead Speaker: Caroline Ebby
    Co-presenter: Brittany Hess
    Co-presenter: Elizabeth Pecora
    Co-presenter: Jennifer Valerio
    Co-presenter: Joy Anderson-Davis
    Co-presenter: Lindsay Goldsmith-Markey

  • 1209
    Activate and Empower others through Mathematics Coaching

    Targeted coaching for equitable teaching practices: activities to develop five essential teaching strategies

    Monday 9:30am - 10:30am
    M301
    Regular Presentation
    General

    Ensuring every teacher develops equitable teaching practices requires targeted and sustained coaching. Start by focusing on high-leverage teaching moves that engage every student in meaningful mathematics. Next, leverage the repeatable nature of instructional routines that incorporate those moves to regularly coach mathematics content and teaching. In this session learn a suite of coaching activities designed to help teachers expand their practice so that all of their students routinely experience high-quality mathematics learning.

    Lead Speaker: Grace Kelemanik
    Co-presenter: Amy Lucenta

  • 1210
    Activate Leadership for Access and Equity

    From Learning Loss to Unfinished Learning: Changing the Conversation With an Asset-Based Approach

    Monday 9:30am - 10:30am
    M302 (Sponsor Showcase)
    Sponsor Showcase
    K-5 Elementary

    How can you keep your students on grade level in mathematics but still address unfinished learning? For many, the answer would be a diagnostic assessment followed by content to fill the gaps. However, this approach is highly unlikely to provide students with the depth of learning they need on critical concepts. Join us on a journey to explore what's happening in our students' brains as they learn and how to meet them where they are.

    Lead Speaker: Nigel Nisbet

  • 1212
    Activate and Empower others through Mathematics Coaching

    Using Challenging Tasks to Coach for Shifts in Classroom Practice that Promote Mathematical Proficiency

    Monday 9:30am - 10:30am
    M304
    Regular Presentation
    3-8 Upper Elementary/Middle

    A goal for coaches, instructional leaders, and teachers alike is mathematical proficiency for all students. Towards that goal, participants will engage in activities and discourse around instruction that encourages students to do mathematics and build conceptual understandings of big mathematical ideas. The PD model shared in this session marries the lessons from Mathematical Thinking: From Assessment Items to Challenging Tasks with the Leading for Mathematical Proficiency Framework (LMP) to promote shifts in classroom practice.

    Lead Speaker: Crystal Walcott
    Co-presenter: Michael Daiga
    Co-presenter: Doris Mohr

  • 1215
    Activate Leadership for Access and Equity

    Activating Leadership for Access to More Equitable Mathematics Teaching and Learning Through Anti-Racist Practices and Policies

    Monday 9:30am - 10:30am
    INTL 1
    Presidents Exchange
    General

    Bold leadership in mathematics education requires taking a stand against racist educational policies that have continued to segregate students into the haves and the have nots in terms of mathematics excellence. How do we turn that around? In this session, the presenter will focus on the Essential Actions needed to detrack mathematics and the core propositions of implementing a culturally relevant mathematics curriculum as first steps in this journey. 

    Lead Speaker: Shelly Jones

  • 1216
    Aspire to Bold Mathematics Leadership

    Readiness Assessments for Math Project (RAMP) - Addressing Unfinished Learning

    Monday 9:30am - 10:30am
    INTL 2
    Regular Presentation
    General

    The Readiness Assessments for Math Project (RAMP) is a set of short formative assessments, grades 1-8, that focus on assessing and addressing the unfinished learning necessary to be successful in upcoming grade level learning.  In this session, we will share these assessments, along with strategies for mathematics leaders to support teachers in addressing this unfinished learning in their system.

    Lead Speaker: Jamie Garner
    Co-presenter: Stacie Doss

  • 1217
    Activate and Empower others through Mathematics Coaching

    Coaching Discursive Moves: Digging into the “Nitty-Gritty” of How Coaches Talk with Teachers

    Monday 9:30am - 10:30am
    INTL 3
    Regular Presentation
    General

    In this session, we focus on the unique ways coaches talk with teachers during planning and debriefing conversations. We will briefly share our research findings and framework for categorizing the discursive tendencies of mathematics coaches. Then, using our framework and sample data, participants will engage in collaborative activities such as analyzing transcripts and video clips of coaching conversations to deepen their thinking about coaching discursive moves and their impact on teacher learning.

    Lead Speaker: Ryan Gillespie
    Co-presenter: Julie Amador
    Co-presenter: Cynthia Carson

  • 1218
    Activate Teachers as Leaders

    Portrait of a Leader: A Framework for Developing Teacher Leaders #leadershipchallenge

    Monday 9:30am - 10:30am
    INTL 4
    Regular Presentation
    6-12 Secondary

    What are the most important qualities of a leader? How do we develop those qualities in teachers? Come experience a process for co-creating criteria for what teacher leadership looks like in mathematics. We will model activities that guide teachers to recognize leadership qualities, reflect through self-assessment, and develop their leadership skills. Join us as we look back and then look forward (#leadershipchallenge) in order to grow our ability to cultivate a culture of leadership.

    Lead Speaker: Whitney Evans
    Co-presenter: Grace Anne McKay

  • 1219
    Aspire to Bold Mathematics Leadership

    Bold Leadership for Figuring Out Fluency

    Monday 9:30am - 10:30am
    INTL 5-6
    Regular Presentation
    K-5 Elementary

    Procedural fluency is complex. Teaching it well is challenging. Teaching it equitably is non-negotiable. This session establishes actions for boldly leading and equitable, accessible, and effective fluency program. It examines fluency - beyond basic facts - as an intentional act with common understanding, instruction, practice, assessment, and community engagement. This session arms participants with ready-to-use resources for professional learning and teacher development.

    Lead Speaker: John SanGiovanni
    Co-presenter: Jennifer Bay-Williams

  • 1221
    Activate Leadership for Access and Equity

    Ensure every student learns mathematics through effective planning and intervention

    Monday 9:30am - 10:30am
    INTL 7-9
    Regular Presentation
    General

    Giving students access and experience with grade level mathematics is critical to student success and continued learning.  How do teachers and teacher teams work to ensure students learn grade- or course-level mathematics?  What must teachers plan for when teaching units to strengthen core instruction? What are strategies for designing effective interventions?  In this session explore protocols and actions designed to ensure high levels of learning for every student.

    Lead Speaker: Sarah Schuhl

  • 1224
    Activate Teachers as Leaders

    Learning Walks: A Collaborative Way to Enhance Teacher Effectiveness in the Classroom

    Monday 9:30am - 10:30am
    INTL 10
    Regular Presentation
    General

    Learning Walks provide professional development that focus on supporting teacher efficacy, teacher content knowledge, instructional practice, and building relationships. Participants will view a model Learning Walk whch was conducted virtually (due to COVID concerns) and participate in the feedback loop. Additionally, participants will be able to brainstorm ways to incorporate Learning Walks within their school or district, as well as create possible solutions for barriers to success.

    Lead Speaker: Andrea Goddard
    Co-presenter: Judy Hickman

  • [327]
    Activate Leadership for Access and Equity

    Fostering Attitudinal Dispositions and Habits of Mind in Middle Level Mathematics Intervention Students Through Investigative Teaching and Relationship Building

    Monday 11:15am - 12:15pm
    M105
    Regular Presentation
    6-8 Middle

    This session will engage participants in nontraditional, conceptually based, middle-level mathematics intervention tasks that focus on collaborative problem solving, discourse, fostering mathematical dispositions, and creating mathematical communities. Participants will then critically examine the research conducted on such curricula that shows an increase in students’ content knowledge, positive attitudinal shifts, and strengthened habits of mind such as risk taking and leadership. The session will end with ample time for participants’ questions and collaborative discourse.

    Lead Speaker: Lisa Amick

  • 1401
    Activate Leadership for Access and Equity

    No Equity Without Everyone: Culturally Responsive Inclusion for All

    Monday 11:15am - 12:15pm
    Marquis C (Major)
    Major Presentation
    General
    Cathery Yeh

    Cathery Yeh

    Culturally responsive mathematics invites all students into mathematics as their ways of thinking, reasoning, and living are attended to and honored. This session extends application of culturally responsive mathematics to explicitly account for both racial and disability justice. Learn key components to combine culturally responsive teaching and universal design for learning to ensure asset-based mathematics teaching for all. Resources to promote school-based collaborative inquiry projects will be explored. 

    Lead Speaker: Cathery Yeh

  • 1402
    Activate Teachers as Leaders

    Rethinking what it means to know mathematics: Enabling teachers to create a “new normal”

    Monday 11:15am - 12:15pm
    Marquis D (Spotlight)
    Spotlight Speaker
    6-12 Secondary
    Gail Burrill

    Gail Burrill

    Do the tasks/assessments given by your teachers “measure up”? Can the students find all of the answers they need for their assignments/tests using a computer search? Heads up- software is available to answer almost all of these questions along with the steps and reasons. The pandemic provides an opportunity to create a “new normal” by rethinking the nature of tasks and assessments we give students to measure the mathematics it is important to really understand.

    Lead Speaker: Gail Burrill

  • 1403
    Activate Leadership for Access and Equity

    Using AMATYC position statements to make a change

    Monday 11:15am - 12:15pm
    M101
    Presidents Exchange
    General

    AMATYC has created many position statements to help faculty make changes in their departments and/or colleges. In November 2020, the AMATYC Delegate approved several new and revised position statements. The position statements are on issues such as equity and academic preparation of mathematics faculty. This session will look at the new statements that were approved, and the vision of how faculty can use them to make changes in their classrooms, departments, and institutions.

    Lead Speaker: Kathryn Kozak

  • 1404
    Aspire to Bold Mathematics Leadership

    Next Phase Mathematics

    Monday 11:15am - 12:15pm
    M102
    Regular Presentation
    9-12 High School

    Economically, racially, and ethnically diverse Evanston Township High School has used out of the box thinking to create transdisciplinary innovation in their school. The presentation will highlight innovative courses such as STEAM Design Thinking & Innovation which have helped transform how we define mathematics for our school and beyond.

    Lead Speaker: Dale Leibforth

  • 1405
    Amplify Mathematics Leadership

    Advancing High Quality Mathematics Instruction Through a Statewide Partnership

    Monday 11:15am - 12:15pm
    M103
    Regular Presentation
    General

    In this session, we discuss the work of our statewide partnership of mathematics leaders from our state’s districts, universities, and state education agency to develop a shared vision of high quality mathematics instruction. We share strategies and lessons learned for establishing and sustaining mutually beneficial collaborations that span institutional boundaries that too often separate mathematics leaders.

    Lead Speaker: P. Holt Wilson
    Co-presenter: Lisa Ashe
    Co-presenter: Stefanie Hill

  • 1408
    Activate Teachers as Leaders

    Activating Relationships and Amplifying Leadership in K-12 Schools for Improving Mathematics Teaching and Learning

    Monday 11:15am - 12:15pm
    M106-107
    Regular Presentation
    General

    Our session will describe a year-long academy designed to support teams of K-12 principals and teacher leaders in amplifying their leadership capacity for improving mathematics teaching and learning in their schools. We will report on the outcomes of the academy for three cohorts and highlight the models of leadership developed by the participants. We will address the importance of developing relationships among mathematics teacher educators, school administrators, and teacher leaders to build toward equitable practices. 

    Lead Speaker: Betsy Berry
    Co-presenter: Laurie Ferry
    Co-presenter: Sheryl Stump
    Co-presenter: Doris Mohr
    Co-presenter: Courtney Flessner

  • 1409
    Activate Teachers as Leaders

    Understanding the Why Behind What We Do: Manipulatives and Area Models For Building Connections to Multiply Fractions

    Monday 11:15am - 12:15pm
    M301
    Regular Presentation
    3-8 Upper Elementary/Middle

    This hands-on session uses visual models and manipulatives to stress connections between the area model and procedural fluency when multiplying fractions and mixed numbers.  Further exploration with manipulatives and models illuminates connections to an algorithm and procedural fluency required in grades 5-6.  A reflective look at coaching partnerships shows the advancement of teachers' learning as they gain meaningful understanding based on connections and highlights the effects on student engagement and conceptual development of mathematical content.

    Lead Speaker: Denise Porch
    Co-presenter: Rochelle Cantrell

  • 1412
    Activate Teachers as Leaders

    Virtual Lesson Design Studio: Coaching Teacher Teams to Create Engaging Remote Algebra Lessons with Visual Patterns Tasks

    Monday 11:15am - 12:15pm
    M304
    Regular Presentation
    General

    When California's pandemic-related remote learning was extended through fall 2020, our research team collaborated with teams of study participants to create a virtual "Lesson Design Studio." With coaching from project staff, teams of secondary teachers and coaches used visual pattern tasks from our video-based PD study to create innovative and engaging remote algebra lessons. Teachers are piloting the lessons with students, with the goal of ultimately making them publicly available for widespread use. 

    Lead Speaker: Katie Salguero
    Co-presenter: Angela Knotts

  • 1415
    Aspire to Bold Mathematics Leadership

    Resisting the Myths: Countering the deficit narratives by building a routines practice

    Monday 11:15am - 12:15pm
    INTL 1
    Regular Presentation
    3-8 Upper Elementary/Middle

    One pervasive myth is the idea that community building and rich mathematics are mutually exclusive endeavors in a classroom. Myths such as these are not new, but have been amplified within the “confines” of distance learning or hybrid models. In this session, we provide a counter-narrative, modeling how mathematical routines can build inclusive mathematical communities, identify growth in our students by removing deficit models of assessment, and create space for rich discourse.

    Lead Speaker: Kate Smallberg
    Co-presenter: Kara Imm

  • 1416
    Activate Leadership for Access and Equity

    Making Math Relevant and Engaging through Entrepreneurship

    Monday 11:15am - 12:15pm
    INTL 2
    Regular Presentation
    6-8 Middle

    The Design & Pitch (D&P) Challenges in STEM is a novel middle grades curricular framework that leverages the excitement and opportunity-focused approach of entrepreneurial pitch competitions to support engagement and cultivate STEM career interest. Attendees will learn how to implement the D&P framework at the school and classroom level and discuss strategies for leveraging entrepreneurship to promote a flexible, inclusive, and student-centered approach to incorporating STEM career connections and increasing engagement in the mathematics classroom.

    Lead Speaker: Michael Belcher
    Co-presenter: Erin Krupa
    Co-presenter: Josh Mannix

  • 1417
    Activate and Empower others through Mathematics Coaching

    MathVentures: Teacher-Coach Investigations to Grow Students as Mathematicians

    Monday 11:15am - 12:15pm
    INTL 3
    Regular Presentation
    K-5 Elementary

    MathVentures await! Power up your coaching with an exciting exploration of math teaching and learning where teachers and students experience the joy of engaging in rigorous mathematics. Choose a specific teaching or learning practice and then plan, implement, and evaluate a classroom investigation around this focus. The MathVentures process builds teacher effectiveness and efficacy and creates action toward equity by helping all students grow habits of mathematical thinking that contribute to mathematical competence and confidence.   

    Lead Speaker: Sue Chapman
    Co-presenter: Mary Mitchell

  • 1418
    Activate Leadership for Access and Equity

    Improving Elementary Teachers’ Mathematics Discourse Practices: A Success Story of a Professional Development Program

    Monday 11:15am - 12:15pm
    INTL 4
    Regular Presentation
    Pk-2 Primary

    This session will highlight a year-long professional development program focused on supporting productive mathematics discourse in early elementary grades, and share findings from design and development research, and effectiveness studies of the program. It will emphasize professional development design features that have positively influenced elementary teachers’ knowledge and practices and students’ engagement in discourse. Participants will engage with an activity from the professional development, discuss research findings, and consider opportunities and implications for their work.

    Lead Speaker: Paola Sztajn

  • 1419
    Amplify Mathematics Leadership

    Designing Professional Learning Experiences across a Large and Diverse Geographic Region: Lessons and Celebrations

    Monday 11:15am - 12:15pm
    INTL 5-6
    Regular Presentation
    General

    Coordinating long-term and large-scale professional development is challenging. What roles should outside consultants play? How are teachers recruited and prepared and how are local coaches empowered? How should local coaches continue the learning and assess their own growth and that of teachers and students?  Learn from the results of a 4-year professional learning experience sponsored in part by the Leadership Committee for English Education in Quebec (LCEEQ) that included 420 teachers, 20 coaches and as many as 9 external consultants.

    Lead Speaker: Cheryl Cantin
    Co-presenter: Juli Dixon
    Co-presenter: Edward Nolan
    Co-presenter: Thomasenia Adams
    Co-presenter: John Ryan

  • 1421
    Aspire to Bold Mathematics Leadership

    Seven Counterintuitive Lessons Learned About Online Workshops

    Monday 11:15am - 12:15pm
    INTL 7-9
    Regular Presentation
    General

    Professional development providers will need flexible learning options for educators going forward and asynchronous online workshops will likely be one of them.  I want to share seven lessons I wish I knew when I first started providing them in 2017 including "Should an online workshop be more like a novel or a cookbook?" and "Should it be more like Netflix or traditional television?"  Learn lessons you can immediately incorporate to support your teachers.

    Lead Speaker: Robert Kaplinsky

  • 1424
    Aspire to Bold Mathematics Leadership

    Innovative elements of leadership: Three traits that support endeavors, empower cultures, shatter norms, and help you grow as a leader

    Monday 11:15am - 12:15pm
    INTL 10
    Regular Presentation
    General

    The traditional view of leadership suggests leaders are born of a certain personality, taking charge with the loudest voice in the room while commanding respect with decisive actions.  However, leaders who truly affect positive change while inspiring growth in themselves and others embrace the three innovative elements while ensuring their actions align with their personality and purpose.  Come identify your purpose, hone your voice, and learn how to foster meaningful relationships in any leadership role.

    Lead Speaker: Sean Nank

  • 1500
    Amplify Mathematics Leadership

    Monday Luncheon - "Advocacy" Ignite

    Monday 12:30pm - 1:30pm
    Marquis AB (Meals)
    Function
    General

    Join us for this NCSM sponsored fun, fast-paced, educational Ignite presentation.  You will have time to network with your peers, have a relaxing lunch followed by some educational tidbits through Ignite sessions.  This is a great addition to all the in-depth programs you will hear throughout the conference. *Ticketed Event Sponsored by ST Math Program, created by Mind Research Institute

    Lead Speaker: Mona Toncheff

  • 1601
    Aspire to Bold Mathematics Leadership

    Becoming Abundantly Clear on a System of Intervention

    Monday 1:45pm - 2:45pm
    Marquis C (Major)
    Major Presentation
    General
    Mary Kemper

    Mary Kemper

    During this session, I will share my story of building a K-5 Math Response to Intervention (RtI) system from the ground up. This standards-aligned, sustainable, dual language (English and Spanish) set of materials were developed over the course of 6 years and includes universal screeners, specific, measurable goals, intervention lessons, and progress monitoring tools. I will also share my story of guiding secondary mathematics educators to design and implement small group instruction based on pre-assessments aligned to pre-requisite skills of upcoming topics of study. I have become abundantly clear on this K-5 system of intervention and secondary mathematics small group model as a bold mathematics education leader within and beyond my district.

    Lead Speaker: Mary Kemper

  • 1602
    Activate Teachers as Leaders

    Engaging in the Deep Work of Mathematics: Supporting High-Cognitive Learning in the Age of Distraction

    Monday 1:45pm - 2:45pm
    Marquis D (Spotlight)
    Spotlight Speaker
    General
    Mike Flynn

    Mike Flynn

    Deep work is ability to focus without distraction on cognitively demanding tasks for sustained periods of time. This skill enables us to be more productive, develop greater mathematical understandings, and become more effective problem solvers. Unfortunately, today's digital world makes it harder for all of us to think and work deeply. This session will help you learn how to support the development of deep work habits in mathematics with your students or teachers you support.

    Lead Speaker: Mike Flynn

  • 1603
    Amplify Mathematics Leadership

    Ross Taylor Past Presidents' Session: Speed Chats for Leaders Around Critical Challenges and Effective Solutions

    Monday 1:45pm - 2:45pm
    M101
    Presidents Exchange
    General

    Join us as participants and former NCSM Presidents meet to explore critical leadership issues in the charged and engaging session format of Speed Chats.  The brief series of small group conversations will allow colleagues to discuss critical issues facing mathematics education today and to share possible solutions to benefit leaders at all levels. This session is designed for new and experienced leaders alike!

    Lead Speaker: Connie Schrock
    Co-presenter: John Staley
    Co-presenter: Diane Briars
    Co-presenter: Valerie Mills
    Co-presenter: Linda Gojak
    Co-presenter: Timothy Kanold
    Co-presenter: Steve Leinwand
    Co-presenter: Suzanne Mitchell
    Co-presenter: Henry Kepner

  • 1604
    Activate Teachers as Leaders

    When is DOK just OK?

    Monday 1:45pm - 2:45pm
    M102
    Regular Presentation
    General

    Given the importance of the three aspects of rigor and the emphasis of these aspects in college-and-career ready standards, it is time for our conversations to evolve beyond the limitations of the DOK framework. The Framework to Evaluate Cognitive Complexity in Mathematics Assessments equips leaders with a tool to ensure resources meet the demands of the standards through a balance of rigor and a range of complexity.

    Lead Speaker: Sarka Mraz
    Co-presenter: Ted Coe

  • 1605
    Activate Leadership for Access and Equity

    Principles for Racial Justice in Early Mathematics Education:  Results from a National Working Group

    Monday 1:45pm - 2:45pm
    M103
    Regular Presentation
    Pk-2 Primary

    What does the field of early childhood mathematics need to keep front-of-mind as we strive for racial justice in education?  Hear from members of a national working group representing researchers, parents, teachers, and administrators about the results of their months-long work to develop a set of core principles for racial justice in early mathematics education. Work with colleagues to consider how these principles apply to your own work.

    Lead Speaker: Danny Bernard Martin
    Co-presenter: Jennifer McCray

  • 1606
    Activate Teachers as Leaders

    Empowering Elementary Teachers as a Community of Leaders through a Mathematics Curriculum Adoption Process

    Monday 1:45pm - 2:45pm
    M104
    Regular Presentation
    K-5 Elementary

    A district leader and a university mathematics teacher educator established and facilitated a district Elementary Mathematics Committee (EMC) to select a mathematics curriculum program (CP). We aimed to select a CP that would support equitable and problem-based instruction. We will discuss how structures and activities supported the EMC to: develop a culture of trust and open communication, study research and theory about effective and equitable practices, and create a “Best Practices” document to guide decisions.  

    Lead Speaker: Amy Roth McDuffie
    Co-presenter: Nicole Blake
    Co-presenter: Melissa Graham
    Co-presenter: Johana Thomas Zapata

  • 1607
    Aspire to Bold Mathematics Leadership

    Scope and Sequence: Creating a Shared Vision for High-Quality Mathematics Teaching and Learning

    Monday 1:45pm - 2:45pm
    M105
    Regular Presentation
    6-12 Secondary

    We will share the keystone principles surrounding The UCLA Curtis Center's work with mathematics departments and districts to co-create a shared vision for high-quality mathematics teaching and learning via development of mathematically sound and pedagogically appropriate instructional sequences. Characteristics of this work include putting the language of the CCSS-M at the forefront, creating district-wide documents with focus, directly connecting high quality instructional resources to standards, and engaging in articulation around learning progressions.

    Lead Speaker: Eden Murphy

  • 1608
    Activate Leadership for Access and Equity

    My Journey of Emancipation from Freedom to Fail to Freedom to Succeed in Mathematics

    Monday 1:45pm - 2:45pm
    M106-107
    Equity Lecture
    General

    The phrase “failure is not an option” is a well-spoken phrase, and I have occasionally used it myself. However, inherently, it is not true. In most circumstances, a failure is an option, although it is typically not the option we want to manifest. When we examine what happens to students in mathematics, we often see the evidence of students’ failure, and unfortunately, we compound that evidence by failures of our own. In looking back over my own life, I can pinpoint unique instances where I as a student exercised my freedom to fail, even to fail in mathematics. Yet, here I am! Part of what has propelled me to this point are teachers who empowered me to break through challenges, hardships, disappointments, and fears that I might realize that I also have the freedom to succeed. In this presentation, I am honored to share about four teachers who understood the power they had to advocate for, build-up, and push forward students in their circle of influence. 

    Lead Speaker: Thomasenia Adams

  • 1609
    Activate and Empower others through Mathematics Coaching

    Preparing for the Unexpected: Coaching Teachers to Use Effective Questioning Strategies During Instruction

    Monday 1:45pm - 2:45pm
    M301
    Regular Presentation
    6-12 Secondary

    Do the teachers you support sometimes struggle with creating high-cognitive-demand questions during instruction? This session will explore two coaching strategies for implementing effective questioning: (1) developing questions in advance through specific and intentional preparation and (2) “on-the-fly” question creation using student responses as a springboard for developing critical thinking in students. Learn ways to improve teacher questioning to use in both planning and reflection opportunities.

    Lead Speaker: Edward Nolan

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    Activate and Empower others through Mathematics Coaching

    Making storytelling a part of your PD for K-8

    Monday 1:45pm - 2:45pm
    M302 (Sponsor Showcase)
    Sponsor Showcase
    General

    Storytelling and narrative allows all students to see themselves in mathematics. However, too often incorporating narrative into the K–8 classroom can feel like a burden. In this session author Amy Alznauer and Amplify professional development director Kathleen Sheehy will discuss simple and straightforward ways you can support your teachers using existing PL structures to plan and incorporate storytelling… or if this structure doesn’t exist, how you can begin to introduce storytelling to your teachers.

    Lead Speaker: Kathleen Sheehy
    Co-presenter: Amy Alznauer

  • 1612
    Aspire to Bold Mathematics Leadership

    Empowering Communities of Teachers as Change Agents Results in More Ambitious Mathematics Teaching and Impact at the Classroom Level

    Monday 1:45pm - 2:45pm
    M304
    Regular Presentation
    6-12 Secondary

    A central goal of professional learning includes translating teacher learning to more ambitious teaching, and in turn, student learning. But how does this translation occur? What models produce results and how can we leverage the capacity of teacher leaders to enhance the process? In this session, we will examine the essential elements of a research-based statewide video-based program that empowers communities of teachers and results in more ambitious teaching and impact at the classroom level.

    Lead Speaker: Jamila Riser
    Co-presenter: Paul Damask
    Co-presenter: Shellee Wong

  • 1615
    Aspire to Bold Mathematics Leadership

    To Boldly Go: Defining Effective Mathematics Practice & Rigor Systemically to Lead for Change, Equitable & High-Quality Mathematics for All

    Monday 1:45pm - 2:45pm
    INTL 1
    Regular Presentation
    6-12 Secondary

    One district’s journey to: Aspire. Defining effective mathematics teaching & rigor. Conceptualizing NCTM’s Effective Mathematics Teaching Practices as tools for systemic change. Defining rigor in mathematics while aligning assessment, curriculum and instructional design.  Activate. Activating district leaders, lead teachers, and math coaches as agents of change through the Leading for Mathematical Proficiency and Teaching for Robust Understanding Frameworks. Act.  Leveraging cooperative teams & Launch-Explore-Summarize lesson planning to make the vision a reality.

    Lead Speaker: David Mattoon
    Co-presenter: Marcie Curcie

  • 1616
    Activate and Empower others through Mathematics Coaching

    How Coach-Teacher Talk During Modeled Lessons Can Support Teacher Learning

    Monday 1:45pm - 2:45pm
    INTL 2
    Regular Presentation
    K-5 Elementary

    Although coaches frequently model instruction for teachers, how coaches can effectively implement this coaching activity with teachers is relatively unknown.  In this session, we’ll examine results from a recent coaching study that took an in-depth look at the kinds of talk that are possible between coaches and teachers during instruction.  Participants will learn about six types of coach-teacher talk, and two levels of depth categorizing coach-teacher talk that emerged from our findings.

    Lead Speaker: Evthokia Saclarides
    Co-presenter: Jen Munson

  • 1617
    Activate and Empower others through Mathematics Coaching

    A New View of Pre-Assessment: Coaching Through Student Interviews

    Monday 1:45pm - 2:45pm
    INTL 3
    Regular Presentation
    K-5 Elementary

    Why is student thinking the key to great coaching and teaching? Come discover the power of student interviews. Coaches can learn to leverage formative assessment in a student-centered format to impact teachers. All children bring mathematical knowledge to the units we teach. It's time to tap into it!

    Lead Speaker: Joseph Lamb
    Co-presenter: Kim Webb

  • 1618
    Activate and Empower others through Mathematics Coaching

    Building Mathematical Literacy through CTE

    Monday 1:45pm - 2:45pm
    INTL 4
    Regular Presentation
    9-12 High School

    Learn how a large urban inner-city school district has worked to create opportunity within every CTE course to increase math literacy across 16 high schools.  The presenters will discuss the process used to integrate rigorous mathematical tasks within each course.  Participants will learn how to develop confidence and buy-in from CTE teachers as they integrate mathematical practices and standards into their courses using examples from multiple industries.

    Lead Speaker: Jeanette Scott
    Co-presenter: Roshani Dubel

  • 1619
    Activate Teachers as Leaders

    Leading from Within: Supporting the Implementation of High-Quality Mathematics Instruction System Wide while Remaining in the Classroom

    Monday 1:45pm - 2:45pm
    INTL 5-6
    Regular Presentation
    6-12 Secondary

    This session will provide mathematics leaders with the vision, the work and the tools to be a bold leader for mathematics while continuing as a classroom teacher.   Through exploring engines of change, the power of data and goal setting, and the unique opportunities of a teacher leader, participants will explore effective methods for improving the mathematics instruction in a school or district while maintaining their role in the classroom.    

    Lead Speaker: Thomas Stricklin
    Co-presenter: Megan Kean
    Co-presenter: Marcus Blakeney

  • 1621
    Activate Leadership for Access and Equity

    Amplify The Voices of ALL Students With Number Talk Routines And Explicit Connections To The 5 Practices For Orchestrating Mathematical Discussions

    Monday 1:45pm - 2:45pm
    INTL 7-9
    Regular Presentation
    6-12 Secondary

    Number Talks have given voice to the voiceless, respect for ideas that are out of the box, created a culture of risk taking and have unveiled students thinking like no other lesson can. We will explore Smith and Stein’s work around the 5 practices for orchestrating productive mathematics discussions coupled with the research on the power of Number Talks from Humphrey and Parker to provide an impactful structure you can easily share with your teachers.

    Lead Speaker: Jackie Palmquist
    Co-presenter: Pat Baltzley

  • 1624
    Activate Leadership for Access and Equity

    Shifting Student Identities as Mathematics Learners: Using Locally Relevant Tasks to Engage Our Underserved Students and Their Communities

    Monday 1:45pm - 2:45pm
    INTL 10
    Regular Presentation
    6-12 Secondary

    Many of our students are disengaged from mathematics and think of themselves as not being able to do mathematics successfully. Social justice tasks can meaningfully engage these students and shift how they think and feel about themselves as mathematics learners.  But are these tasks of local relevance to our students and their communities? In this session we describe strategies for adapting, updating, or extending tasks to ensure local relevance to our students and their communities

    Lead Speaker: Linda Davenport

  • 1701
    Aspire to Bold Mathematics Leadership

    Our People, Our Knowledge, and Our Systems

    Monday 3:00pm - 4:00pm
    Marquis C (Major)
    Major Presentation
    6-12 Secondary

    The pandemic has raised questions about our educational systems that some have been pointing to some time. Will the post-pandemic return to school be a “return to normal” or will we see these questions through and establish better solutions than those that existed before the pandemic? When our positions within the system color our perspectives, what can we do to improve communication and understanding between various organization layers and ensure efforts are aligned? How do we work in a way that upholds the humanity of each person of the community? We’ll share promising practices from experience, recent literature and research, as well as highlight principles and potential pitfalls. We’ll discuss navigating the many complex layers and power dynamics of our systems and consider how we might reshape things to do right by our students and our communities. 

    Lead Speaker: Javier Garcia

  • 1702
    Activate and Empower others through Mathematics Coaching

    Fact Fluency for All: Supporting an Innovative School-Wide Tactic for Making Sense of Basic Facts

    Monday 3:00pm - 4:00pm
    Marquis D (Spotlight)
    Spotlight Speaker
    3-5 Intermediate
    Juli Dixon

    Juli Dixon

    Support teachers to create a culture of grounded fluency for the multiplication facts through the Fact Tactical Fluency (TM) process. Grounding occurs when students make sense of multiplication and build on that sense making by deriving products from known facts. Explore 6 tactics for supporting each and every student with strategies connected to sense making. Learn how to introduce this process to teachers and support them in implementing it with students.

    Lead Speaker: Juli Dixon

  • 1703
    Activate Teachers as Leaders

    Activating Teachers as Leaders of Purposeful, Productive Professional Learning Communities

    Monday 3:00pm - 4:00pm
    M101
    Regular Presentation
    General

    Are your Professional Learning Communities (PLCs) meeting their full potential? The Dana Center’s planning process, when implemented with fidelity, leads to increased professional expertise, alignment of system competencies, sustainability, and success. A strategic planning guide and cyclical PLC schedule provides educators with opportunities to engage in action-oriented, reflective conversations and job-embedded professional development focused on the standards, student work analysis, and improving teaching and learning in mathematics.

    Lead Speaker: Jacqueline LeJeune
    Co-presenter: Shelly LeDoux

  • 1704
    Activate Leadership for Access and Equity

    Designing from the margins: Rethinking access and inclusion within math classrooms

    Monday 3:00pm - 4:00pm
    M102
    Regular Presentation
    General

    Students with disabilities often face barriers to high-quality mathematics education that are institutional, widespread and complex. We offer a framework that positions teachers to design radical alternatives, capable of dismantling these barriers. We will demonstrate how this new framework (an integration of Universal Design for Learning and Design Thinking) empowers teachers as designers, centers all design on empathy, challenges deficit paradigms of students, and leads to innovative prototypes of systems, spaces and interactions.  

    Lead Speaker: Kara Imm
    Co-presenter: Rachel Lambert
    Co-presenter: Heidi Espindola

  • 1705
    Activate and Empower others through Mathematics Coaching

    PACEing for Success: A Planning Protocol

    Monday 3:00pm - 4:00pm
    M103
    Regular Presentation
    3-8 Upper Elementary/Middle

    As an instructional coach I developed the PACE (Promoting collaboration, Accessibility for all, Creating a clear goal, Encourage inquiry) protocol to engage colleagues in conversations around creating meaningful instruction.  This approach provides teachers the opportunity for them to be leaders and to reflect on their own practices.  We will look at ways to modify existing tasks to make sure they are PACE worthy.

    Lead Speaker: Daniel Schroll

  • 1706
    Activate Leadership for Access and Equity

    Social Emotional Learning and Mathematics: Not One or The Other, and Both!

    Monday 3:00pm - 4:00pm
    M104
    Regular Presentation
    K-5 Elementary

    The intersectionality of social emotional learning (SEL) practices and mathematics is often overlooked.  Mathematical Practices and High Leverage Teaching Practices marry well with SEL to support learners who have not historically done well within the mathematics classroom.  Building on relationships, promoting self-awareness, and self-regulation assists students with engaging in rigorous mathematics. Learn how our district has utilized these two frameworks to support marginalized learners to engage and achieve at higher levels in mathematics.

    Lead Speaker: Natalie Crist
    Co-presenter: Emily Dwivedi

  • 1707
    Aspire to Bold Mathematics Leadership

    Reimagining the Preparation of Future Mathematics Teachers:  COVID Brings Opportunity, not Barriers

    Monday 3:00pm - 4:00pm
    M105
    Regular Presentation
    College

    Bold mathematics leadership begins with teacher candidates who aspire to become teacher-leaders.  Join us for an engaging conversation about how one university has reimagined the preparation of future teachers through unique, authentic experiences that bring a sense of relevance to the changing nature of what schooling looks like today as a result of COVID-19.  The pandemic is viewed as an opportunity to expand teacher candidates’ skill sets and not a barrier to their preparation. 

    Lead Speaker: Dr. Martha Parrott

  • 1708
    Activate Teachers as Leaders

    Unlocking the Mystery: Five Strategies for Taking a Leadership Role to Support Mathematical Modeling Education

    Monday 3:00pm - 4:00pm
    M106-107
    Regular Presentation
    6-12 Secondary

    Both state standards and professional recommendations include a focus on mathematical modeling. Unfortunately, lack of instructional resources and quality professional learning opportunities for teachers have kept most schools from making that focus a reality. We explore how incorporating mathematical modeling provides opportunities for teachers to implement equitable teaching and employ NCTM’s Effective Mathematics Teaching Practices. We share compelling reasons for leading the way with respect to modeling and offer five ways you can get started.

    Lead Speaker: Michelle Cirillo
    Co-presenter: John Pelesko

  • 1709
    Activate Teachers as Leaders

    “Who Can Be a Mathematician?” Fostering Mathematical Identities through Problem Solving

    Monday 3:00pm - 4:00pm
    M301
    Regular Presentation
    General

    Understanding the role identity plays in shaping students' self-efficacy in mathematics is central to their current academic achievement and long-term career attainment. Helping students learn what it means to do mathematics can also be a challenge especially if the focus of learning mathematics centers on procedures or discrete concepts. In these situations, students do not see themselves as capable student mathematicians. This presentation shares the process one group of teacher leaders used to help students, from diverse backgrounds and cultures, 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

  • 1710
    Activate and Empower others through Mathematics Coaching

    A NEW Way To Diagnose and Address Math Learning Needs for Every Student in the K-8 Math Classroom

    Monday 3:00pm - 4:00pm
    M302 (Sponsor Showcase)
    Sponsor Showcase
    K-5 Elementary

    Savvas has partnered with WestEd to create validated and normed assessments for use with enVision or any K-8 Core Math Program. Savvas Math Screener & Diagnostic Assessments work together to provide information students’ proficiency levels and provide brand new resources to address unfinished learning and offer acceleration. Join us for a sneak peek! 

    Lead Speaker: Kurt Whited

  • 1712
    Activate Teachers as Leaders

    Great Curriculum is Not Enough: Daily Planning for Meaningful, Engaging, Affirming Instruction

    Monday 3:00pm - 4:00pm
    M304
    Regular Presentation
    6-12 Secondary

    Curriculum is not an instruction manual to follow, but a tool to use.  This session introduces the UnboundEd Planning Process, a daily lesson planning protocol that helps teachers clarify what students must learn and then bring that learning to students in a meaningful, engaging, affirming way.  Participants will see the process modeled, and then will be able to practice it themselves.  Leaders will be able to bring aspects home to improve their coaching and/or teaching.

    Lead Speaker: Stephen Sebelski

  • 1715
    Activate Leadership for Access and Equity

    Putting Research into Action: One District’s Journey Toward Implementing Recommendations from Catalyzing Change

    Monday 3:00pm - 4:00pm
    INTL 1
    Regular Presentation
    General

    NCTM’s Catalyzing Change recommends “dismantling inequitable structures and the implementation of equitable instructional teaching practices that foster students’ positive mathematical identities.” The research is clear, but how do we put research into action? Join us as we share our actions and long term goals for adjusting structures and practices within our district including addressing roadblocks, engaging stakeholders, shifting teacher and student mindsets, and facilitating difficult conversations with the goal of removing barriers for all students.

    Lead Speaker: Catherine Castillo
    Co-presenter: Caity Larson

  • 1716
    Activate Teachers as Leaders

    Developing an Instructional Routine to Build Students’ Capacity to Model with Mathematics: A Window into the Process

    Monday 3:00pm - 4:00pm
    INTL 2
    Regular Presentation
    General

    Instructional routines are powerful vehicles for teachers to develop their own practices as well as students’ mathematical practices. In this session, we’ll share a draft instructional routine that develops students as mathematical modelers. We’ll then use it as an example as we explore how to design an instructional routine with specific math practice goals and repeatable designs for interaction that provide access and engagement for all students and equitable teaching practices in buildings and districts.  

    Lead Speaker: Amy Lucenta
    Co-presenter: Grace Kelemanik

  • 1717
    Activate Teachers as Leaders

    Beyond the PLC: Supporting and Sustaining Mathematics Professional Learning in the 21st Century

    Monday 3:00pm - 4:00pm
    INTL 3
    Regular Presentation
    6-12 Secondary

    In an era in which time for deep teacher learning is increasingly constrained, how can we redesign and reimagine professional learning communities in ways that support sustained engagement in research-based mathematics teaching practices? Using lessons learned from several professional learning initiatives, I share ways in which research frameworks, action research, and microcredentials can be used to engage teacher communities in meaningful learning both within and beyond district structures. 

    Lead Speaker: Michael Steele

  • 1718
    Activate Teachers as Leaders

    Assessment Interviews: Moving Beyond Timed Test

    Monday 3:00pm - 4:00pm
    INTL 4
    Regular Presentation
    3-5 Intermediate

    Most fluency assessments focus on accuracy of facts.  This session will highlight how to use student interviews to assess the other components of fluency: flexibility and efficiency. Tools for creating and conducting these assessments as well as data tracking tools to target specific need and provide prescriptive instruction will be shared.  

    Lead Speaker: Susan Loveless

  • 1719
    Aspire to Bold Mathematics Leadership

    Reconceptualizing Problems as Opportunities: Managing change, affecting culture, and promoting equity for students via purpose, voice, and relationships

    Monday 3:00pm - 4:00pm
    INTL 5-6
    Regular Presentation
    General

    Creating a student-centered culture of equity while managing change, fostering teacher buy-in, and reaching your goals is complex.  Resistance to your role as a change agent can derail opportunities for students.  How can we leverage problems for change?  Come discuss how to use problems as opportunities while aligning your purpose to foster equality of voice while capitalizing on relationships to provide high-quality mathematics curricula and instruction for all students.

    Lead Speaker: Sean Nank
    Co-presenter: Jackie Murawska

  • 1721
    Amplify Mathematics Leadership

    Building a Community of Coaches: Ongoing Professional Learning to Support Reflective and Evolving Coaching Systems

    Monday 3:00pm - 4:00pm
    INTL 7-9
    Regular Presentation
    General

    “Professional learning that increases educator effectiveness and results for all students requires skillful leaders who develop capacity, advocate, and create support systems for professional learning” (Learning Forward, 2011). Learn how we created a coaching learning community to build the capacity of mathematics coaches in our region.  We will explore how we engaged coaches to deepen their understanding of coaching and how it can broaden their reach as leaders to spread quality mathematics teaching and learning.

    Lead Speaker: Jennifer Kruger
    Co-presenter: Melissa Staloff
    Co-presenter: Stephanie Martin

  • 1724
    Aspire to Bold Mathematics Leadership

    Bold Actions as Mathematics Leaders: Providing a Professional Space

    Monday 3:00pm - 4:00pm
    INTL 10
    Presidents Exchange
    General

    Taking bold actions to advocate for high-quality equitable mathematics teaching and learning for each and every student is imperative for every leader. How do leaders create spaces for professional collaboration giving opportunity for reflection on beliefs, engaging in professional learning, and fostering an asset-based approach for students and teachers? How do we prioritize instructional time and develop coherent pathways with curriculum and assessments? Let’s explore bold actions to catalyze change in teaching and learning mathematics.

    Lead Speaker: Trena Wilkerson

  • 1801
    Activate Leadership for Access and Equity

    Drawing upon Responsive and Inclusive Principles and Practices to Inspire Communities of Mathematical Learning

    Monday 4:15pm - 5:15pm
    Marquis C (Major)
    Major Presentation
    K-5 Elementary
    Janice Novakowski

    Janice Novakowski

    Beginning with a teacher's professional inquiry question, this session will share the story of a collaborative professional inquiry project that grew from a district initiative to a cross-district and then provincial project that informed provincial curriculum framework re-design and the re-imagining of what it means to teach and learn mathematics in elementary classrooms. Drawing upon responsive and holistic principles from The Reggio Emilia Approach and the First Peoples Principles of Learning this project has provided opportunities for teachers to re-imagine what mathematical learning can be and how we can offer mathematics to students in joyful ways in which students are able to make math to self, math to world and math to math connections. Wth a focus on concepts, materials and experiences, both the mathematics that is experienced by K-5 students and the professional learning experiences that have nurtured teachers’ thinking and actions will be shared. 

    Lead Speaker: Janice Novakowski

  • 1802
    Aspire to Bold Mathematics Leadership

    Points of Inflection: Mathematics Leadership to Activate Change

    Monday 4:15pm - 5:15pm
    Marquis D (Spotlight)
    Spotlight Speaker
    General
    Brea Ratliff

    Brea Ratliff

    Mathematics leaders are responsible for making critical decisions to promote student success and affect change at many levels. This session will equip you with tools to transform mathematics instruction at the classroom, building and district-levels. Learn how to develop effective mathematics leadership teams, facilitate courageous conversations and champion positive mathematics identities for all stakeholders.

    Lead Speaker: Brea Ratliff

  • 1803
    Amplify Mathematics Leadership

    Amplifying Leaders to Prepare New Generations of Mathematics Teachers

    Monday 4:15pm - 5:15pm
    M101
    Regular Presentation
    General

    How well prepared are your new teachers to face the challenges of the mathematics classroom? Learn how the Dana Center and Louisiana Department of Education (LDOE) collaborated with Louisiana higher education and K-12 faculty to align preservice outcomes with K-12 expectations.  Participants of the LDOE Believe and Prepare Math Collaborative will share reflections on the process they engaged in to develop model mathematics methods course outlines comprised of course design principles and student learning outcomes.

    Lead Speaker: Jacqueline LeJeune
    Co-presenter: Connie Richardson

  • 1804
    Activate Leadership for Access and Equity

    Fostering Social and Emotional Learning for All Students in Grades K-5 Mathematics Teaching and Learning

    Monday 4:15pm - 5:15pm
    M102
    Regular Presentation
    K-5 Elementary

    Come experience how embedding social and emotional learning (SEL) in grades K-6 mathematics can positively influence students’ mindset and confidence as mathematicians. This interactive session will include gaining awareness of The Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL) Competencies and the natural integration with the Standards for Mathematical Practice, mathematics routines and strategies. Join us as we appreciate how SEL in mathematics teaching and learning can advance equity and excellence for all students.

    Lead Speaker: Suzi Mast

  • 1805
    Activate Teachers as Leaders

    Using MathCuts Videos for Just-in-Time Virtual Professional Learning about Sparking Interest and Engaging Students through Meaningful Mathematics Strategies

    Monday 4:15pm - 5:15pm
    M103
    Regular Presentation
    K-5 Elementary

    Are you looking to enhance your math instruction and engage diverse learners? MathCuts are open-access videos made for teachers that showcase research-based mathematics teaching strategies in a quick, accessible, and immediately applicable way. The strategies shown spark interest through visual approaches perfect for number talks that support diverse learners in your classroom! Come talk to the creators about building routines around collaboratively exploring strategies presented in MathCuts, identifying key takeaways and planning for classroom use.

    Lead Speaker: Michael Greenlee
    Co-presenter: Mary Davis

  • 1806
    Aspire to Bold Mathematics Leadership

    Proportional Reasoning: Unpacking the Mathematics 

    Monday 4:15pm - 5:15pm
    M104
    Regular Presentation
    6-8 Middle

    Let’s build our capacity to help teachers and students develop deep understandings of proportionality. Understanding proportional relationships is critical for mathematical proficiency in mathematics. But what does it mean to develop a deep understanding of proportionality? How can we make proportional reasoning more visible in number, algebra, measurement, geometry, probability, and statistics? Bring your ideas as we look at what it takes to support teachers in developing student proportional reasoning in deep and flexible ways.

    Lead Speaker: Alden Edson
    Co-presenter: Yvonne Slanger-Grant
    Co-presenter: Elizabeth Phillips

  • 1807
    Activate Leadership for Access and Equity

    Helping Teachers Use Grouping Structures to Formatively Assess and Meet the Needs of All Students

    Monday 4:15pm - 5:15pm
    M105
    Regular Presentation
    6-12 Secondary

    Are you looking for simple, effective ways for teachers to formatively assess and provide feedback to students? Come to this session to experience a variety of classroom grouping structures that have provided teachers with valuable information about levels of student understanding. Strategies for addressing students’ needs through differentiation are embedded into these structures. These discourse and collaboration structures have been successfully used with a variety of diverse learners to move learning forward. 

    Lead Speaker: Amy Herman
    Co-presenter: Connie Horgan

  • 1808
    Aspire to Bold Mathematics Leadership

    Don’t Regret, Rehearse! Making Challenging Conversations a Site for Mathematics Teacher Leader Learning

    Monday 4:15pm - 5:15pm
    M106-107
    Regular Presentation
    General

    Developing the skills necessary to become an effective mathematics teacher leader supporting each and every student’s learning is challenging. This specialized knowledge is best learned through professional development that centers on common problems of practice. Teacher leader rehearsals simultaneously support leader learning while engaging them in challenging conversations designed to elicit leadership knowledge. Participants will experience a rehearsal, examine opportunities to learn through intentionally planned rehearsals, and gain access to selected rehearsals and accompanying resources.

    Lead Speaker: Nicole Rigelman
    Co-presenter: Melinda Knapp
    Co-presenter: Courtney Baker

  • 1809
    Activate and Empower others through Mathematics Coaching

    It’s easier to move a mountain when you’ve got help! Group coaching: When teachers learn together with a coach

    Monday 4:15pm - 5:15pm
    M301
    Regular Presentation
    Pk-2 Primary

    This session will explore a structure that embeds professional development in the school day, bringing teachers together with a math coach to engage in collective inquiry into teaching mathematics and to plan for time to experiment with their own students. We will address the different phases of the group coaching cycle: learning together while co-planning a lesson, enacting the lesson, and debriefing together. We will show how teacher collaboration in coaching can be more impactful than individual coaching.

    Lead Speaker: Donna Johnson
    Co-presenter: Rebeca Itzkowich

  • 1812
    Amplify Mathematics Leadership

    Closing the Revolving Door for Novice Teachers

    Monday 4:15pm - 5:15pm
    M304
    Regular Presentation
    6-12 Secondary

    Have you struggled to retain novice mathematics teachers in your school or district? You are not alone. Almost 50% of new teachers leave the profession after 5 years in spite of having developed effective teaching skills. Research shows that solving this problem and retaining quality mathematics teachers is within our power. Come explore strategies for retaining novice teachers through a multi-faceted system of support that you can begin to implement immediately in your school or district.

    Lead Speaker: Amanda Merritt

  • 1815
    Activate Teachers as Leaders

    Acheiving Equity in Mathematics Instruction Through Modeling Tasks

    Monday 4:15pm - 5:15pm
    INTL 1
    Regular Presentation
    6-12 Secondary

    Mathematical modeling tasks are an ideal instructional approach because, when designed appropriately, they can be accessed by all students. This presentation will discuss the advantages of using modeling tasks in instruction and the challenge of creating high quality experiences for students. The session will explore how to empower teachers to make small changes that have big impact and will highlight instructional materials from College Board's Pre-AP mathematics program. 

    Lead Speaker: Michael Manganello

  • 1816
    Aspire to Bold Mathematics Leadership

    Teacher trajectories of learning towards high-quality mathematics instruction: What do they look like? How can they inform our leadership?

    Monday 4:15pm - 5:15pm
    INTL 2
    Regular Presentation
    General

    As teachers transform their mathematics teaching to center students’ ideas, they are developing practice and coming to identify with a vision for high-quality mathematics instruction. This learning happens along a trajectory. In this session, we will co-construct and examine what teacher learning trajectories can look like. We will consider how viewing teacher learning through the lens of these trajectories can support our leadership of powerful instructional change and foster development of shared instructional vision. 

    Lead Speaker: Alison Resnick

  • 1817
    Aspire to Bold Mathematics Leadership

    Connecting mathematics to the world can open doors for students: Implications for Teacher Educators

    Monday 4:15pm - 5:15pm
    INTL 3
    Regular Presentation
    6-12 Secondary

    Mathematics is a fascinating discipline and investigating mathematical relationships can be an enriching experience but one that often does not resonate with students. Structuring activities that involve real data and real contexts from analyzing climate change to herd immunity can engage more students in doing more mathematics. How do we help teachers make the shift from textbook exercises to productive investigations while still building conceptual understanding and procedural fluency?

    Lead Speaker: Tom Dick
    Co-presenter: Gail Burrill

  • 1818
    Activate Leadership for Access and Equity

    Equitable Acceleration of Learning through Coherence, Rigor, and the Mathematical Practices

    Monday 4:15pm - 5:15pm
    INTL 4
    Regular Presentation
    6-12 Secondary

    An equitable learning environment for all students includes the acceleration of learning grade or course-level content. Utilizing students mathematical knowledge and other assets, providing access to and implementing materials built upon coherence, rigor, and the mathematical practices facilitates this acceleration and addresses unfinished learning that exists. Three different Geometric progressions, and their connections to other topics, will be utilized as examples.

    Lead Speaker: Tim Truitt
    Co-presenter: Lynn Smith

  • 1819
    Amplify Mathematics Leadership

    Engaging, Empowering, and Retaining Mathematics Teacher Leaders

    Monday 4:15pm - 5:15pm
    INTL 5-6
    Regular Presentation
    General

    Creating widespread, sustainable change takes extraordinary effort by a network of stakeholders. PK-16 mathematics student achievement continues to dictate conversations the local and national level. In this session, we will share strategies for schools and districts interested in developing mathematics leadership capacity. We will share specific ideas of how to engage potential teacher leaders, empower and retain new teacher leaders through collaborations between PreK-12 schools and districts, community colleges and universities, and community partnerships.

    Lead Speaker: Paula Jakopovic
    Co-presenter: Kelly Gomez Johnson

  • 1821
    Activate Teachers as Leaders

    Making Mathematics Accessible: Using Schoolwide Structured Discourse to Support Problem Solving

    Monday 4:15pm - 5:15pm
    INTL 7-9
    Regular Presentation
    3-5 Intermediate

    As leaders, we must promote schoolwide consistency in routines and support common language. Consistency and common language provide teachers more instructional time to focus on developing students’ content understanding. One area where disparities exist is in routines for teaching problem solving. In this session, we will offer a structured discourse routine that focuses on making mathematics accessible for all by reducing language barriers and by transferring ownership of the learning onto the students.  

    Lead Speaker: Kit Norris
    Co-presenter: Hilary Kreisberg

  • 1824
    Activate Teachers as Leaders

    Tasks, Tools, and Talk: Building Capacity of Teachers and Leaders in A Space Where Everyone Learns Together

    Monday 4:15pm - 5:15pm
    INTL 10
    Regular Presentation
    K-5 Elementary

    Looking for ways to build capacity of teachers and leaders?  Engage in experiences of one elementary school in their journey to become a community of learners.  Experience the tasks, tools, and talk that lead to a shared vision of responsive teaching, where adults learn alongside and from the work of elementary students.  Leave with a vision of what productive collaboration can look like and sound like and its role within a coherent system of learning.

    Lead Speaker: Jody Guarino
    Co-presenter: John Drake
    Co-presenter: Duane Cox

  • 2101
    Aspire to Bold Mathematics Leadership

    Leadership That Opens Mathematical Gates

    Tuesday 8:15am - 9:15am
    Marquis C (Major)
    Major Presentation
    General
    Marian Dingle

    Marian Dingle

    For decades, algebra has been seen as the gatekeeper in mathematics. Without access to it, the very mathematical trajectories of students can be limited. However, there are many kinds of gates that prevent our educational systems and organizations from offering equitable mathematics education. To open those gates, bold and unapologetic leaders are needed to forge new paths, not simply follow logical trends. Let us take a deep dive into what gatekeeping looks like on the ground so that we can begin to imagine and create a new mathematics trajectory for students.

    Lead Speaker: Marian Dingle

  • 2102
    Activate Leadership for Access and Equity

    From Equity Talk to Equity Walk: Equity Mindedness in Higher Education

    Tuesday 8:15am - 9:15am
    Marquis D (Spotlight)
    Spotlight Speaker
    College
    Lisa Brown

    Lisa Brown

    Committed to equitable outcomes yet your equity gaps are not closing for students, especially those most marginalized by systemic inequities? Do you need fresh ideas and research-based strategies that support you and your colleagues in making changes in your professional approach that lead to removing barriers to student succes? Explore a framework for taking equity-minded action and renewed commitment. Join us to actively collaborate with peers, deepen professional knowledge base, and walk our equity walk!

    Lead Speaker: Lisa Brown
    Co-presenter: Danielle Seabold

  • 2103
    Activate Teachers as Leaders

    Aspire to Support Your New Teachers by Acting to Create a Strengths-Based Induction Program

    Tuesday 8:15am - 9:15am
    M101
    Regular Presentation
    General

    New teachers are leaving the profession.  We must stop the exit.  Preparation programs are vastly different. Variations in previous classroom experiences are extreme. Teachers may be missing mathematical and/or pedagogical content knowledge. Their learning must continue, their strengths amplified. Come discuss the components for a strong induction program that is foundational for student success. What does your program include?   We will discuss strengths from participants’ programs. Teachers need support to become bold leaders.  

    Lead Speaker: Connie Schrock

  • 2104
    Activate and Empower others through Mathematics Coaching

    The Anxiety in the Room: Strategies for Coaching Teachers with Math Anxiety

    Tuesday 8:15am - 9:15am
    M102
    Regular Presentation
    General

    How can math coaches and supervisors support teachers with math anxiety? This session will explore research and stories from the field on coaching as an intervention for teacher math anxiety. The presenter will highlight her recent doctoral studies with coaching elementary teachers with math anxiety.  

    Lead Speaker: Heidi Sabnani

  • 2105
    Activate Teachers as Leaders

    Tackling Transfer: A Two-Pronged Approach to Bridging the Gap Between Professional Development and Classroom Practice

    Tuesday 8:15am - 9:15am
    M103
    Regular Presentation
    General

    This presentation unpacks a unique professional learning structure that pairs practice-based professional development sessions, focused on decomposition and approximation of responsive teaching, with cross-school, grade-level Lesson Study cycles that include lesson planning, video-based reflection on enacted lessons, lesson plan revision, and the curation of lesson resources. The structure supports the development of network-wide communities of practice, model classrooms, and a bank of collaboratively designed task-based lessons, which serve as mechanisms for nurturing high-quality mathematics instruction.

    Lead Speaker: Lindsay Goldsmith-Markey
    Co-presenter: Caroline Ebby
    Co-presenter: Brittany Hess
    Co-presenter: Jennifer Valerio
    Co-presenter: Elizabeth Pecora
    Co-presenter: Joy Anderson-Davis

  • 2106
    Activate and Empower others through Mathematics Coaching

    Coaching PLCs to Move Beyond Admiring Data

    Tuesday 8:15am - 9:15am
    M104
    Regular Presentation
    6-12 Secondary

    Data plays a key role in meeting the needs of today's diverse student population. Many Professional Learning Communities (PLCs) look at data, but are they using it to change practice? Participants will explore how to effectively lead a PLC through a data protocol in order to personalize learning for their students. Come experience a refined data cycle moving through the stages of understanding, analyzing, looking at root causes and responding to student work. 

    Lead Speaker: Rachel Fruin
    Co-presenter: Kathleen Williams

  • 2107
    Activate Leadership for Access and Equity

    Cultivating Agency, Mathematical Understanding, and Conversation through Mathematical Language Routines

    Tuesday 8:15am - 9:15am
    M105
    Regular Presentation
    6-12 Secondary

    How do we prepare learners to take an active role in their own sense-making of mathematics? How might we support all students in developing mathematical language to communicate their thinking through writing and speaking? Let’s consider how Mathematical Language Routines both create a need for students to converse with others about math and empower students to share their ideas around mathematical problems in ways that foster understanding.

    Lead Speaker: Jennifer Wilson
    Co-presenter: Elizabeth Ramirez

  • 2108
    Aspire to Bold Mathematics Leadership

    Championing Excellence: Creating an Equitable, Gold-Standard Mathematics Program in Your School

    Tuesday 8:15am - 9:15am
    M106-107
    Regular Presentation
    General

    In this presentation, you will see statewide efforts to define and implement a gold-standard mathematics program of excellence in each of its schools. Following an introduction to the work, you will learn how you can utilize Title IV.A funds to create your own equitable mathematics program of excellence at the school, district, and state levels.

    Lead Speaker: Christine Koerner
    Co-presenter: Levi Patrick

  • 2109
    Activate Leadership for Access and Equity

    Positioning Multilingual Learners (ELs) for Success in Mathematics

    Tuesday 8:15am - 9:15am
    M301
    Panel Discussion
    General

    Introducing a joint position paper by NCSM and TODOS. Join us for a panel discussion about positioning multilingual learners to be successful in mathematics. We will offer our position, provide supporting research, and make recommendations for implementation. Participants will have an opportunity to ask questions.

    Lead Speaker: Shelly Jones
    Co-presenter: Jim Ewing
    Co-presenter: Kathryn Chval
    Co-presenter: Sylvia Celedon-Pattichis

  • 2110
    Activate Teachers as Leaders

    Bringing the World to the Classroom

    Tuesday 8:15am - 9:15am
    M302 (Sponsor Showcase)
    Sponsor Showcase
    9-12 High School

    What happens when you combine the most trusted high-impact teaching strategies with engaging and real-world applications from National Geographic Explorers? Big Ideas Learning's brand new Algebra 1, Geometry, and Algebra 2 curriculum does just that! Every chapter brings the world to the classroom by encouraging students to learn math through the lens of STEM.

    Lead Speaker: Thomas Rhea

  • 2112
    Activate and Empower others through Mathematics Coaching

    When Hattie met Marzano....Utilizing Hattie's hingepoint to empower teacher and student growth using Marzano's proficiency scales

    Tuesday 8:15am - 9:15am
    M304
    Regular Presentation
    K-5 Elementary

    Hattie's research has proven that just about every intervention a teacher uses has a positive effect size. The Alabama Math Science and Technology Initiative (A.M.S.T.I.) partnered with Marzano Research to use proficiency scales to enhance student achievement and promote collective teacher efficacy. Let's explore how Hattie's research can be paired with Marzano's proficiency scales to promote access to grade-level content for all learners. Come and see how we partnered with coaches to guarantee quality instruction.

    Lead Speaker: Clint Vandiver
    Co-presenter: Leanne Helums

  • 2115
    Aspire to Bold Mathematics Leadership

    Empowering Leaders as Lifelong Learners: Lessons from Teachers, Teacher Candidates, Community, and K-12 Learners

    Tuesday 8:15am - 9:15am
    INTL 1
    Presidents Exchange
    General

    As we ASPIRE to be bold mathematics leaders, what lessons can be learned from the stories that teachers, teacher candidates, community members, and K-12 learners have? In order to ACTIVATE stakeholders so that collectively we can ACT  to promote positive change in mathematics education, we must listen, learn, and celebrate the wisdom and power we have collectively. This session focuses on four takeaways to inform, motivate, and guide us in future steps.

    Lead Speaker: Megan Burton

  • 2116
    Activate Teachers as Leaders

    Designing Innovation and Engineering Creativity with Grants for Mathematics Education

    Tuesday 8:15am - 9:15am
    INTL 2
    Regular Presentation
    General

    What are the Mathematics Education Trust (MET) resources that can help you be a creative leader in mathematics teaching and learning?  Collaborate on designing innovative ideas and improving your classroom, school, and district mathematics program by using MET grants.  We will look at which grants you can apply for and provide tips on how to write powerful proposals.

    Lead Speaker: Suzanne Mitchell

  • 2117
    Activate Teachers as Leaders

    Classroom Teachers ARE District Math Leaders

    Tuesday 8:15am - 9:15am
    INTL 3
    Regular Presentation
    K-5 Elementary

    As a fast growing district, we realized that a top down approach was not best practices for delivering math content to teachers. Buy-in was low, equity in instructional clarity was non existent. Through professional learning communities, district math collaboration, teacher created professional learning experiences, and mathematical mind shifts, our teachers have become the front line for mathematics empowerment. Let's dig into HOW transforming teachers into district math leaders can move the math instruction for ALL! 

    Lead Speaker: Kimberly Burch
    Co-presenter: Brooke Morphew

  • 2118
    Activate Leadership for Access and Equity

    Conceptualizing Instructional Perseverance in Early-Childhood Mathematics Settings

    Tuesday 8:15am - 9:15am
    INTL 4
    Regular Presentation
    Pk-2 Primary

    Engaging with challenging mathematics in early childhood is a vital foundation for children’s future mathematics learning, yet early-childhood students continue to be marginalized as lacking in sophisticated knowledge of mathematics. In this session, we examine how early-childhood instructional perseverance can facilitate access to a lesson’s mathematical goals. Mathematics education leaders will learn how to conceptualize what perseverance looks like in early-childhood mathematics settings and how the role of teacher facilitation is interwoven into classroom actualization.

    Lead Speaker: Katie Monahan
    Co-presenter: Jennifer Ward
    Co-presenter: Joseph DiNapoli

  • 2119
    Activate Teachers as Leaders

    Not Your Grandparents Algebra: Producing Productive Pathways for Developing Algebraic Understanding for All Students

    Tuesday 8:15am - 9:15am
    INTL 5-6
    Regular Presentation
    6-12 Secondary

    This talk will explore algebraic tasks from a contextual, problem-based curriculum. In this curriculum, students identify the variables embedded in a context; identify and represent the relationship between the variables in tables, graphs, and symbols; and then use these representations to solve problems. This function-based approach to algebra develops understanding of both functions and algebra.  Evidence of students’ mathematical understanding and sense making will be discussed through classroom videos, student work, and longitudinal research data.

    Lead Speaker: Elizabeth Phillips
    Co-presenter: Yvonne Grant
    Co-presenter: Alden Edson

  • 2301
    Aspire to Bold Mathematics Leadership

    Bold Mathematics Leadership: What does it take?

    Tuesday 10:00am - 11:00am
    Marquis C (Major)
    Major Presentation
    General
    Mona Toncheff

    Mona Toncheff

    Every mathematics leader is charged with forging a path which leads to improved student learning through meaningful commitments to those they serve. The NCSM vision statement is crystal clear.  Mathematics leaders aim to “guarantee that all students engage in equitable, high-quality mathematical experiences” to “improve the world” in which they live. Courageous mathematics leaders work within school systems to champion the changes and shifts needed to continuously improve learning. They intentionally focus on equity and access when driving systemic change.     How can you ensure the learning of the adults and the students you serve go hand in hand?  Through examples, Mona will explore the Empower guiding principle of the NCSM Essential Actions Series: Framework for Mathematics Leadership.  Walk away with bold leadership strategies to empower a culture of productive professionalism and continuous improvement.   

    Lead Speaker: Mona Toncheff

  • 2302
    Activate Leadership for Access and Equity

    Broadening The Lens of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion In Our Math Content and Pedagogy Through History/Storytelling

    Tuesday 10:00am - 11:00am
    Marquis D (Spotlight)
    Spotlight Speaker
    General
    Sunil Singh

    Sunil Singh

    In order to explore and examine the most critical aspects of equity and anti-racism math education, accessible portals to the rich and collaborative history of mathematics should be made available to all our math communities. In this session, math leaders will get a powerful answer to "Why Math History Matters" and numerous supportive resources to begin implementing philosophical and structural changes in schools immediately, as well as nurture future discussions of this emergent theme.

    Lead Speaker: Sunil Singh

  • 2303
    Activate Teachers as Leaders

    Spiraling Up Together: Emergent Mathematics Teacher Leaders

    Tuesday 10:00am - 11:00am
    M101
    Regular Presentation
    General

    Join us to discuss a model for empowering teachers as leaders with ongoing professional development sessions focused on teaching, pedagogy, leadership and equity via dynamic collaborative groups spanning multiple grade levels. We will provide the focus and format of our teacher leadership academy and share samples of initial data documenting various levels of growth in teachers’ mathematics teaching practices and their leadership capacity.

    Lead Speaker: Dee Crescitelli
    Co-presenter: Funda Gonulates

  • 2304
    Activate and Empower others through Mathematics Coaching

    The TRUth About Coaching

    Tuesday 10:00am - 11:00am
    M102
    Regular Presentation
    6-12 Secondary

    Many grant projects end when the money runs out. One school successfully transferred the role of coach from the District to the site after our grant with Dr. Schoenfeld ended. The site continues using Teaching for Robust Understanding (TRU) to guide Professional Learning Communities (PLC) work and structure coaching to foster equitable, student-driven math conversations. See this team surface student thinking through a classroom clip and coaching debrief video.

    Lead Speaker: Mary Reed
    Co-presenter: Courtney Ortega

  • 2304
    Aspire to Bold Mathematics Leadership

    Redesigning School Improvement Structures: Leveraging School Coaching Teams as Direct Support to Schools

    Tuesday 10:00am - 11:00am
    M301
    Regular Presentation
    General

    Leveraging change in the mathematics classroom requires strong instructional leadership (NCSM Essential Actions: Instructional edit Leadership in Mathematics Education, 2019). In this engaging session, participants will examine innovative ways to enhance the school improvement planning process to build leadership capacity, provide ongoing support to schools. Participants will examine how a school coaching team model may be used to facilitate school improvement planning, develop administrators as instructional leaders, and provide ongoing support to school teams.

    Lead Speaker: Jenny Novak

  • 2305
    Activate Leadership for Access and Equity

    School Leadership for Anti-Racist, Ambitious Mathematics Instruction

    Tuesday 10:00am - 11:00am
    M103
    Regular Presentation
    K-5 Elementary

    School leadership has the potential to shape students’ learning experiences in mathematics. These experiences are racialized, or structured by the relations of race that exist in the larger society (Martin, 2009). At both individual and systems levels, students and teachers have mathematical identities and learning opportunities that are informed by their race(s). We investigate how elementary school principals lead towards disrupting racial inequity in mathematics instruction.

    Lead Speaker: Jessica Rigby
    Co-presenter: Stephanie Forman
    Co-presenter: Casey Jeannot

  • 2306
    Activate Leadership for Access and Equity

    Addressing Racism and Antiblackness in Mathematics Education

    Tuesday 10:00am - 11:00am
    M104
    Equity Lecture
    General

    Uprisings against racist acts and policies have brought systemic racism to the national forefront—making it imperative to catalyze a national conversation on racism and antiblackness. As a result, leaders across the country ask how they can (a) examine their own beliefs and actions and (b) foster an environment where they can push conversations about race, racism, and other equity issues. This interactive lecture will engage leaders in navigating these topics through addressing racism and antiblackness in mathematics education, brainstorming ideas for framing antiracism in mathematics education, and identifying actions to take.

    Lead Speaker: Robert Q. Berry, III

  • 2307
    Aspire to Bold Mathematics Leadership

    Mathematical Rigor Mortis: The Quest for a Cure

    Tuesday 10:00am - 11:00am
    M105
    Regular Presentation
    6-12 Secondary

    We often talk about mathematical rigor, even though it lacks a shared, rigorous foundation. Sometimes, though, our conceptions of rigor kill mathematical progress and instead result in mathematical rigor mortis. In this lighthearted (yet serious) talk I will provide a definition for mathematical rigor mortis and offer suggestions for a cure.

    Lead Speaker: Ted Coe

  • 2308
    Activate Leadership for Access and Equity

    How Do I Leverage Students’ Mathematical Thinking in Special Education Settings? Strength-Based Approach to Interventions

    Tuesday 10:00am - 11:00am
    M106-107
    Regular Presentation
    General

    Most teachers recognize the need for differentiated instruction (DI) (Tomlinson & Imbeau 2010). Even though differentiation is clearly needed to ensure that all students have access to their own ways of making sense, it is not always clear how to differentiate interventions and assessments in a manner that promotes productive struggle in a special education setting.  We unpack how teachers can differentiate strength-based interventions using knowledge of student thinking elicited via diagnostic interviews.

    Lead Speaker: Sararose Lynch
    Co-presenter: Jeremy Lynch

  • 2310
    Activate Teachers as Leaders

    Room to Grow: A Math Podcast

    Tuesday 10:00am - 11:00am
    M302 (Sponsor Showcase)
    Sponsor Showcase
    6-12 Secondary

     Join us for a live Question and Response recording of the "Room to Grow" math podcast, and include your voice in the conversation as we consider ideas that "Activate Teachers as Leaders." Bring your questions for a group discussion focused on continuous improvement in our practice as teacher leaders.  

    Lead Speaker: Curtis Brown
    Co-presenter: Joanie Funderburk

  • 2312
    Activate Teachers as Leaders

    5 Tell-All Signs Your Staff is Teaching Mathematics with the Brain in Mind (or Not)

    Tuesday 10:00am - 11:00am
    M304
    Regular Presentation
    6-12 Secondary

    Discover the five most common mistakes teachers make when following fads instead of succeeding with science. Recent breakthroughs in cognitive science reveal five fresh, powerful tools your staff can use in 90 seconds or less to boost mathematical proficiency. Amplify your staff’s pedagogical efforts and activate student learning with this highly-engaging and interactive session. Join international expert/author on the brain and get your complimentary “7 Tools to Boost Math Motivation”.

    Lead Speaker: Liesl McConchie

  • 2315
    Activate Teachers as Leaders

    Collaborating with School Teams to Use Data to Differentiate Math Instruction

    Tuesday 10:00am - 11:00am
    INTL 1
    Regular Presentation
    General

    Today’s math teachers have tons of data at their fingertips, but may not have the training to know how to effectively use it to differentiate instruction. In this session, math leaders will learn the ways that they can guide their teacher teams to leverage data, such as Quantile measures, to collaboratively map learning paths for all students in their schools.

    Lead Speaker: Bernard Frost

  • 2316
    Activate Leadership for Access and Equity

    Closing the African American-White Achievement Gap in Math with Culturally Responsive Teaching

    Tuesday 10:00am - 11:00am
    INTL 2
    Regular Presentation
    General

    By exploring tenets of culturally responsive teaching and how each support the 8 math teaching practices, the capacity of participants will be developed to create equitable math classrooms that benefit all subgroups while narrowing the African American-White achievement gap in math.

    Lead Speaker: Gail Boyd

  • 2317
    Aspire to Bold Mathematics Leadership

    Math-Positive Mindsets: How to Leverage Family Engagement to Maximize Students' Learning Potential

    Tuesday 10:00am - 11:00am
    INTL 3
    Regular Presentation
    K-5 Elementary

    Elementary teachers are tasked with building students’ math-positive mindsets but are sometimes undermined by caregivers’ fixed attitudes. Learn how to grow familial mindsets by leveraging traditional family engagement structures--parent conferences, school newsletters, and family math night--as well as innovative approaches like take-home math literacy bags. We’ll share how we’ve adapted Stanford’s Project for Education Research that Scales (2015) to teach families the malleability of intelligence and growth mindset beliefs, actions, and language.

    Lead Speaker: Carrie Cutler

  • 2318
    Activate Leadership for Access and Equity

    Using Cases to Empower Mathematics Teacher Leaders to Address and Disrupt Inequities in Mathematics Education

    Tuesday 10:00am - 11:00am
    INTL 4
    Regular Presentation
    General

    Supporting teachers to enact equitable teaching practices requires teacher leaders to critically reflect on their own understanding of inequities and to have the courage and leadership skills to facilitate conversations that will bring colleagues and teachers into this critical work. In this session, participants will engage in an equity-related case, share perspectives for addressing and disrupting inequities, and brainstorm strategies to lead discussions.

    Lead Speaker: Leslie Nielsen
    Co-presenter: Dorothy White
    Co-presenter: Kanita DuCloux

  • 2319
    Activate Leadership for Access and Equity

    Catalyzing the Change Within: Navigating the Journey toward Anti-Racist Coaching

    Tuesday 10:00am - 11:00am
    INTL 5-6
    Regular Presentation
    General

    Becoming an anti-racist leader is essential, but where does one start? Explore possible actions for the complex journey that must occur if we are to deconstruct existing barriers. In this session we share resources from our own journeys in becoming anti-racist educators and facilitate critical conversations on assessing and initiating change within schools, goal-setting, analyzing data in ways that does not perpetuate systemic inequities and implementing coaching practices that advance learning opportunities for all students.

    Lead Speaker: Courtney Baker
    Co-presenter: Melinda Knapp

  • 2321
    Aspire to Bold Mathematics Leadership

    If Ever There Was a Time-How Bold Will You Dare to Be in a World that Changes Every Day?

    Tuesday 10:00am - 11:00am
    INTL 7-9
    Regular Presentation
    General

    Being a bold leader during ‘normal’ times is challenging enough. After a weird 2020-2021 school year, this year continues to offer plenty of opportunities disguised as even more challenges. When what we’ve always done can’t be done, how about trying something truly bold? What bold actions can you take that might help your teachers and students have their best school year yet?

    Lead Speaker: Cathy Seeley

  • 2324
    Activate Teachers as Leaders

    Teacher as Researcher - The Power of Practitioner Inquiry

    Tuesday 10:00am - 11:00am
    INTL 10
    Regular Presentation
    6-12 Secondary

    How can mathematics education leaders support teachers interested in investigating their own practice to develop innovative instructional strategies that improve mathematics learning? In CPM's Teacher Research Corps (TRC), we work with teachers to make their classrooms a better place to learn and a more enjoyable place to teach by supporting continuous teacher-directed professional learning. Join us as we share significant findings that have implications for how to support all reform-oriented teachers' professional growth. 

    Lead Speaker: Mark Cote'
    Co-presenter: Judith Kysh
    Co-presenter: Lara Jasien
    Co-presenter: Penny Smits

  • 2401
    Activate Leadership for Access and Equity

    I See You Care: Using Equity as a Lens to Frame Your Mathematics Instruction

    Tuesday 11:15am - 12:15pm
    Marquis C (Major)
    Major Presentation
    General
    Pam Seda

    Pam Seda

    Kyndall Brown

    Kyndall Brown

    Implementing instructional strategies without attending to the inequities that have resulted from decades of ignorance, discrimination and racist structures will not improve academic outcomes for marginalized students. Without an intentional focus on equity and access, even well-meaning teachers will perpetuate inequitable practices that have resulted in the current achievement gaps in mathematics. In this presentation, participants will learn to use strategies of an equity framework to make equity a reality in their mathematics classrooms.

    Lead Speaker: Pamela Seda
    Co-presenter: Kyndall Brown

  • 2403
    Activate Teachers as Leaders

    Supporting Primary Teachers as they Reflect on Practices That Promote Productive Math Struggle

    Tuesday 11:15am - 12:15pm
    M101
    Regular Presentation
    Pk-2 Primary

    We know productive struggle is important but how do we provide these opportunities for our young learners? We'll consider specific actions to assist K-2 teachers in thinking about how they can help their students begin to see why struggle is important for learning mathematics. We will discuss how we can prompt teachers to reflect upon how they interact with students as they engage in such struggle. Practical ideas to share with teachers will be shared.

    Lead Speaker: Susie Katt

  • 2404
    Aspire to Bold Mathematics Leadership

    Empowering and Inspiring Teachers as Agents of Change

    Tuesday 11:15am - 12:15pm
    M102
    Regular Presentation
    General

    In this session, teacher leaders will learn strategies for inviting all voices to be heard without inspiring chaos!  We will engage in activities to model the strategies our district used to develop our mission and vision, define our roles, and understand how those roles work together. Since change is not instantaneous, we must establish a sequence of smaller goals and provide research, evidence, training, support, and accountability to ensure we meet our goals.

    Lead Speaker: Judy Dunmire

  • 2405
    Activate Teachers as Leaders

    Taking Action with the Teaching Practices

    Tuesday 11:15am - 12:15pm
    M103
    Regular Presentation
    General

    Want to take action with the effective mathematics teaching practices and improve mathematics instruction for an entire district?  Come hear about one district's journey in providing specialized training for building level math teacher leaders and how it improved mathematics instruction and student learning for all.

    Lead Speaker: Beth Fugate

  • 2406
    Activate and Empower others through Mathematics Coaching

    The Tortoise & The Hare: How Math Class Missed The Moral and What We Can Do About It

    Tuesday 11:15am - 12:15pm
    M104
    Regular Presentation
    General

    When your colleagues think back to moments from their mathematical learning experience, what  memories do you think come to their minds?  Do memories of recalling facts, steps, and procedures come to mind or moments of problem solving, productive struggle and constructing understanding? Join us as we explore the two systems for thinking in the brain and how mathematics education often only serves one and what we can do to fix this.

    Lead Speaker: Kyle Pearce
    Co-presenter: Jon Orr

  • 2407
    Aspire to Bold Mathematics Leadership

    Intentional Change: Refocusing your Mathematics Vision and Plan

    Tuesday 11:15am - 12:15pm
    M105
    Regular Presentation
    General

    As mathematics leaders, we often find ourselves exploring multiple ideas of innovation and change to enhance mathematics practices and experiences. Once implemented, these ideas frequently fall short of the intended outcome. During this session we will unpack and refocus your math vision and incorporate research-based practices such as data analysis, backwards planning, and S.M.A.R.T. goal setting to identify and target 2-4 impactful goals and create an outline of a mathematics action plan.

    Lead Speaker: Dr. Kendra Thurmond

  • 2408
    Activate Leadership for Access and Equity

    Math Anywhere! Meeting Famililes in the Places they Go

    Tuesday 11:15am - 12:15pm
    M106-107
    Regular Presentation
    Pk-2 Primary

    Perceptions about math can form early and last a lifetime. How can we cultivate positive relationships with math, even before children begin school? Math Anywhere! partners with local organizations to spread joyful math throughout our community. Learn about our core strategies and how we adapted our approach to reach families at home when public events were cancelled and businesses were shutdown. Leave with free family math resources to use in your own community.

    Lead Speaker: Molly Daley

  • 2409
    Activate Leadership for Access and Equity

    Using Instructional Routines to Support Teachers Using Dynamic Digital Representations

    Tuesday 11:15am - 12:15pm
    M301
    Regular Presentation
    9-12 High School

    Dynamic digital representations of mathematical ideas have the potential to allow children to see mathematical ideas more easily than ever before. However, novices do not see mathematical representations the same way as more experienced mathematicians so in this session I will share some ways we can support teachers in using dynamic representations of mathematics in ways that increase the odds that all children understand the key mathematical ideas communicated by the representation.

    Lead Speaker: David Wees
    Co-presenter: Sara Scarbrough

  • 2410
    Aspire to Bold Mathematics Leadership

    Moving Away from the Return of Teacher Talk

    Tuesday 11:15am - 12:15pm
    M302 (Sponsor Showcase)
    Sponsor Showcase
    6-8 Middle

    As in-class teaching becomes the "new normal" once again, many teachers may find it challenging to shift from the necessity of "Zoom Lecture Teacher Talk" to the return of purposeful and dynamic in-class engagement with all learners.  Author Shannon McCaw will share re-engagement strategies that benefit from an instructionally-balanced math curriculum that allows students to process mathematics in a variety of ways.

    Lead Speaker: Shannon McCaw

  • 2412
    Activate Leadership for Access and Equity

    Teachers and Families Working in Partnership to Remove Barriers and Provide All Young Children with Meaningful and Relevant Mathematics Experiences

    Tuesday 11:15am - 12:15pm
    M304
    Regular Presentation
    Pk-2 Primary

    Learn about an innovative program that can transform the mathematics learning environments of preschool children. Researchers and curriculum developers partnered with teachers, family engagement specialists, and families from several Head Start programs to co-create, test, and re-design mathematics activities that are meaningful, engaging, and enjoyable for all. The intervention—teacher professional development and complementary school, home, and community math activities—had a significant positive effect on preschooler’s mathematics learning compared to a business-as-usual comparison group.

    Lead Speaker: Kristen Reed
    Co-presenter: Jessica Young

  • 2415
    Activate and Empower others through Mathematics Coaching

    Recording student thinking: Supporting teachers to help students see others' thinking

    Tuesday 11:15am - 12:15pm
    INTL 1
    Regular Presentation
    General

    Representing and recording student ideas on the whiteboard, chart paper, or smart board is challenging, especially when students are working to articulate difficult concepts. However, these records are critical for helping students make sense of others' ideas and critique arguments as called for in the standards for mathematical practice and are especially important for supporting multilingual learners. Come try out activities that support teachers in improving this difficult interactive work.

    Lead Speaker: Nicole Garcia
    Co-presenter: Meghan Shaughnessy

  • 2416
    Activate Teachers as Leaders

    Say their Name: Building Teacher Leader Epiphany

    Tuesday 11:15am - 12:15pm
    INTL 2
    Regular Presentation
    General

    Building teacher leaders is the fruit of the sustainment of our approach to improving mathematical and pedagogical content knowledge.  Learn how to develop leaders who understand clearly what high-quality math instruction looks like to meet the needs of all students.  We share a field-tested, set of high-impact, instructional materials that diminish teacher planning time, clarify the demands of the curriculum standards, provide formative assessments for all ability levels, and supply exemplar complex texts.  

    Lead Speaker: Jordan Smith Jr
    Co-presenter: Karin Lee

  • 2417
    Activate Teachers as Leaders

    Activate and Amplify Rigorous Teaching and Learning

    Tuesday 11:15am - 12:15pm
    INTL 3
    Regular Presentation
    6-12 Secondary

    We all know that math instruction should be rigorous, but what does rigor really look like in a mathematics classroom?  Through classroom video analysis, participants will explore how the use of a classroom walkthrough tool focused on observable teacher and student actions can turn an often-nebulous term like “rigor” into something that is concrete and, when incorporated into a continuous improvement cycle, lead to actionable next steps that will directly impact teaching and learning.

    Lead Speaker: Denise Thornton
    Co-presenter: Michael Greenlee

  • 2418
    Activate Leadership for Access and Equity

    Activate and Aspire All: Learning Uniqueness through Indigenous Math Lessons

    Tuesday 11:15am - 12:15pm
    INTL 4
    Regular Presentation
    6-8 Middle

    With Montana having 7 reservations with 13 tribes, it is paramount all educators incorporate the indigenous tribes in our teaching as much as we can. This session will discuss the uniqueness of cultures and share MT Tribal math lessons available on our Office of Public Instruction website. Time to explore the Essential Understandings Regarding Montana Indians and how this knowledge can be applied to other cultures. Active participation is expected.

    Lead Speaker: Georgia Cobbs

  • 2419
    Activate Teachers as Leaders

    Facilitating Mindfulness Practices in K-12 Schools to Support the Teaching and Learning of Mathematics

    Tuesday 11:15am - 12:15pm
    INTL 5-6
    Regular Presentation
    General

    Participants will engage in a series of informal guided mindfulness and embodiment activities that have been used with preservice teachers in mathematics education courses (such as focused breathing, mindful movement, journaling, and applying a protocol in times of heightened stress). Participants will be given time to reflect on their experiences engaging with the practices, debrief with peers, ask questions, and consider how they can support their K-12 teachers to implement these practices into their classrooms. 

    Lead Speaker: Rachael Welder
    Co-presenter: Heidi Eisenreich
    Co-presenter: Megan Burton

  • 2421
    Activate Leadership for Access and Equity

    Affirming and Developing Math Identity: The Missing Link

    Tuesday 11:15am - 12:15pm
    INTL 7-9
    Regular Presentation
    General

    Enacting a high quality curriculum is not enough! Students who see themselves as powerful doers of mathematics are empowered to engage with the curriculum in a more meaningful way. How should leaders support teachers in developing and affirming student mathematics identities? Explore lessons learned during professional development designed to prepare leaders and teachers to develop and affirm complex student math identities as they implemented a high quality curriculum.

    Lead Speaker: Rolanda Baldwin

  • 2424
    Aspire to Bold Mathematics Leadership

    NCSM Essential Actions - Instructional Leadership in Action

    Tuesday 11:15am - 12:15pm
    INTL 10
    Regular Presentation
    General

    Come join in this session with site-based leaders, including school administrators, mathematics coaches, and content leaders, to engage in strategies for developing an exemplary mathematics teaching and learning program.  Explore tools for analyzing strengths and opportunities for improvement.  Practice using protocols for goal setting and developing research-affirmed strategies for improved student learning.  NCSM Essential Actions: Instructional Leadership in Mathematics Education serves as the focus tool for this session

    Lead Speaker: Bill Barnes

  • 2601
    Aspire to Bold Mathematics Leadership

    Attending To The Heart & Soul Of Your Leadership Life!

    Tuesday 2:15pm - 3:15pm
    Marquis C (Major)
    Major Presentation
    General
    Tim Kanold

    Tim Kanold

    In these times of relentless stress, is mathematics teaching and leading your vocation or merely your career? Are your daily professional wellness routines busy or hurried, balanced or exhausting, compassionate or compassionless? Research-affirmed strategies and pedagogy for mathematics are only as good as the positive state of health and well-being of the professionals providing them. Our aspirations for a successful mathematics teaching and leading life are built on a soul story mountain of defining moments – good and bad. Creating moments of vulnerability and trust, gratitude and grace, quietude and joy on your professional timeline is the reason others will follow you.

    Lead Speaker: Timothy Kanold

  • 2602
    Activate Leadership for Access and Equity

    Cracks in the Mathematics Pipeline: Addressing Access and Equity Issues for the High School to Higher Education Transition

    Tuesday 2:15pm - 3:15pm
    Marquis D (Spotlight)
    Spotlight Speaker
    General
    John Staley

    John Staley

    How might we ensure that every student—regardless of circumstances, background, or zip code—has access to high-quality mathematics education during the transitional years, last two years of high school and first two years of higher education, that’s relevant to their future? Participants are invited to join us as we build an action plan to mobilize efforts to address systemic and structural conditions and barriers that currently exist in K – 16 education.

    Lead Speaker: John Staley

  • 2603
    Aspire to Bold Mathematics Leadership

    Screening for Number Sense: Using Assessment to Focus on Number Sense, Increase Equity, and Recover from a Pandemic

    Tuesday 2:15pm - 3:15pm
    M101
    Regular Presentation
    K-5 Elementary

    Number sense is the golden ladder of mathematical cognition.  In July of 2020, revised Universal Screeners for Number Sense were released as open source documents to support schools in understanding student thinking, measuring progress, and focusing instructional time and efforts toward the development of number sense. Come learn about the 12 year history of this project and join our conversation about number sense and it’s central importance to mathematics education.

    Lead Speaker: David Woodward

  • 2604
    Activate and Empower others through Mathematics Coaching

    Equip, Impact, and Empower: Developing a Deep Understanding of Content Standards

    Tuesday 2:15pm - 3:15pm
    M102
    Regular Presentation
    6-8 Middle

    In efforts to advocate for equitable high-quality instruction, we must equip and empower teachers to understand the meanings, progressions, and connections of the content standards. This session will explore the Alabama Math, Science, and Technology Initiative’s (AMSTI) use of structured professional development to promote teacher understanding using a variety of tools including Alabama course specific focus maps, Mathematics Unit Planning in a PLC at Work, Grades 6-8 (Kanold, 2019), and proficiency scales (Marzano, 2019).

    Lead Speaker: Nicholas Fink
    Co-presenter: LeShell Smith
    Co-presenter: Elizabeth Hammonds

  • 2605
    Activate Leadership for Access and Equity

    Assessment Through the Lens of Equity

    Tuesday 2:15pm - 3:15pm
    M103
    Regular Presentation
    General

    This session will engage thought leaders by looking at assessment through the lens of equity. By examining assessments from blueprints to data analysis, participants will learn the considerations that play into equitable assessments. Universal design, bias and sensitivity, learner outcomes, and consistency and collaboration in scoring impact the validity and reliability of assessments. Discover how to create more diverse, equitable, accessible, and inclusive assessments that assess all students' math understanding.  

    Lead Speaker: Amy Leach
    Co-presenter: Amanda Simcock

  • 2606
    Activate and Empower others through Mathematics Coaching

    Increase Instructional Leadership Capacity: Using the UCLA Curtis Center Observation Protocol to Improve Instruction and Feedback to Mathematics Teachers

    Tuesday 2:15pm - 3:15pm
    M104
    Regular Presentation
    General

    The Curtis Center supports principals and coaches in their roles as instructional leaders. In this talk, we introduce the Curtis Center Observation Protocol which focuses on student actions indicative of engagement in the Common Core Standards for Mathematical Practice.  We use video and role play to practice using the protocol as a meaningful frame for post-observation conversations and introduce it as a tool for measuring growth of student engagement in the Math Practices over time.

    Lead Speaker: Eden Murphy

  • 2607
    Activate Teachers as Leaders

    Math LeaDs: A Bold Rural Leadership Development Model 

    Tuesday 2:15pm - 3:15pm
    M105
    Regular Presentation
    General

    This presentation will share the structure and outcomes of the Math LeaDs project. The overarching goals of the Math LeaDs project are to improve student achievement, support effective educators and school leaders, and transform the math teaching and learning environment by building leadership capacity and knowledge. Math LeaDs participate in training, develop and implement their own professional development plans, provide deliverables used for professional learning leaders state-wide, and engage in the Math LeaDs collaboration network. 

    Lead Speaker: Angela Godfrey
    Co-presenter: Veronica Blackham
    Co-presenter: Dr. Catherine Beals

  • 2608
    Activate Leadership for Access and Equity

    Giving English Learners a Voice in Mathematics by Leveraging the Capabilities of Technology

    Tuesday 2:15pm - 3:15pm
    M106-107
    Regular Presentation
    6-12 Secondary

    In this session we will explore how to orchestrate productive mathematical discourse to intentionally support English Learners. Desmos activity builder has capabilities that can leverage students' language and culture to enhance mathematical learning in a safe environment. Implementation will center around NCTM's publication of the 5 Practices for Orchestrating Mathematics Discussions. Desmos allows us to leverage technology in order to more efficiently implement the 5 practices.

    Lead Speaker: Martin Cardenas

  • 2609
    Aspire to Bold Mathematics Leadership

    The Status Quo in High School Mathematics is Unacceptable

    Tuesday 2:15pm - 3:15pm
    M301
    Regular Presentation
    9-12 High School

    Today, it seems as if nearly everyone agrees that mathematics (especially high school math) 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 & schools. It is clearly an issue—and it is time to discuss and make serious changes.

    Lead Speaker: Eric Milou

  • 2610
    Activate Leadership for Access and Equity

    Storytelling within Amplify Math: Allowing students to see connections in math

    Tuesday 2:15pm - 3:15pm
    M302 (Sponsor Showcase)
    Sponsor Showcase
    6-12 Secondary

    All students ask “Why do I need to know this? When am I ever going to use this?” Amplify Math advisor Sunil Singh will discuss how infusing math with history and storytelling allows students to see connections between math and their everyday lives. This approach also helps students see and appreciate the relevance of the math they’re working on and can contribute to more equitable and exciting experiences for students.

    Lead Speaker: Sunil Singh

  • 2612
    Activate Leadership for Access and Equity

    How to Lead Your Teachers to Anti-Racism in the Math Classroom

    Tuesday 2:15pm - 3:15pm
    M304
    Regular Presentation
    General

    Participants will learn how to identify barriers that are in place prohibiting learners from receiving access to equitable instruction, including discussions around their own identity work and how that interacts with institutional practices. Participants will learn how to interrogate current instructional practices and leverage current structures to build and sustain anti-racist math classrooms.

    Lead Speaker: Brett Parker
    Co-presenter: Amber Cook

  • 2616
    Activate Teachers as Leaders

    Mathematics Screening: What Do We Look for and How Do We Intervene?

    Tuesday 2:15pm - 3:15pm
    INTL 2
    Regular Presentation
    K-5 Elementary

    This session will provide the most current research-based guidelines on the foundation and design of effective mathematics screening systems. Common misconceptions about math screeners will be addressed in detail. New and innovative K-2 and 3-6 grade level math screeners will be presented that include the some of the most substantive research basis currently available in math screeners. These screening systems also include targeted intervention activities and invaluable reporting features for school and district administrators.

    Lead Speaker: Jonathan Brendefur
    Co-presenter: Sam Strother
    Co-presenter: Jeff Johnson

  • 2617
    Activate Leadership for Access and Equity

    Coaching to Promote Equitable Instructional Practices through Mathematical Modeling

    Tuesday 2:15pm - 3:15pm
    INTL 3
    Regular Presentation
    General

    Mathematical modeling tasks and online collaborative tools can engage each and every student. They provide us with opportunities to invite students into the mathematical conversation, supporting students' identity and agency.  In this session, we will share resources that can support and inspire mathematics  leaders and teachers as they work to infuse mathematical modeling into their classrooms. Come explore how modeling spans grade bands, fosters inclusion, and amplifies student voice.

    Lead Speaker: Benjamin Galluzzo
    Co-presenter: Jennifer Suh
    Co-presenter: Maria Hernandez

  • 2618
    Activate Leadership for Access and Equity

    Fostering equitable interactions and belonging with the 5 Practices: Supporting teachers in removing barriers to meaningful student discourse

    Tuesday 2:15pm - 3:15pm
    INTL 4
    Regular Presentation
    General

    Engaging students in mathematical discourse can be hard for teachers, especially fostering equity of student voice. Come discuss how to lead for equity through effectively inspiring interactions between students, teacher, and the math.  Learn how to help teachers track student interactions, examine the data for implicit bias, and have conversations that transform classroom equity. We will learn actionable steps to address biases and involve all students’ diverse mathematical thinking and experiences in classroom discussions.

    Lead Speaker: Kathleen Sheehy
    Co-presenter: Sean Nank

  • 2619
    Aspire to Bold Mathematics Leadership

    Using Data to Guide Decisions around Multiplication Fluency

    Tuesday 2:15pm - 3:15pm
    INTL 5-6
    Regular Presentation
    3-5 Intermediate

    When assessing multiplication, are flexibility and efficient strategy assessed along with accuracy? How might we strengthen the foundational understanding of multiplication fluency so tthat our young learners are prepare for deeper, more complex work as the grow? We use Google's DataStudio to help teachers visualize assessment data to make informed decisions about efficacy, accuracy, flexibility, and efficient strategy.  In this session we will share our assessement, results, and our differentiation plan along with how me coached three grade levels of teachers to "do things differently" to get different/better results.  

    Lead Speaker: Jill Gough
    Co-presenter: Kerry Coote

  • 2621
    Activate Leadership for Access and Equity

    Leadership Actions to Support Educators in Engaging and Empowering Students with Mathematics Difficulties and Disabilities

    Tuesday 2:15pm - 3:15pm
    INTL 7-9
    Regular Presentation
    General

    Three projects have created equity-focused professional development programs that support educators to empower students with disabilities/difficulties as mathematics thinkers and doers. Addressing this issue requires that educators move from a deficit-model of disabilities to strengths-based approaches. We will each share our programs’ key components and recommendations for mathematics education leaders, engaging participants in rich examples and discussions so that they can apply ideas to their own work.  

    Lead Speaker: Jessica Hunt
    Co-presenter: Amy Brodesky

  • 2624
    Activate Teachers as Leaders

    The Fundamental Five: Five Essential Strategies That Transform the Teaching of K-5 Mathematics

    Tuesday 2:15pm - 3:15pm
    INTL 10
    Regular Presentation
    K-5 Elementary

    How do we ensure that our students develop a deep understanding of mathematical concepts? How do we help them think like mathematicians? How we teach is as important as what we teach. Join us to identify five instructional practices that deepen students' conceptual understanding and mathematical reasoning. Examine some simple investigations that highlight these five teaching practices and gather ideas to help your teachers embrace these strategies as a part of their everyday instruction.

    Lead Speaker: Sue O'Connell

  • 2703
    Aspire to Bold Mathematics Leadership

    NCSM Regional Caucus: Central Region 1

    Tuesday 3:30pm - 4:15pm
    M101
    Caucus
    General
    Steven Shadel

    Steven Shadel

    This networking event provides opportunities for you to connect and celebrate regional success with fellow leaders.  Join us and provide input into the direction and work of our organization.  There will be door prizes!  We look forward to connecting with you.

    Lead Speaker: Steven Shadel

  • 2704
    Aspire to Bold Mathematics Leadership

    NCSM Regional Caucus: Central Region 2

    Tuesday 3:30pm - 4:15pm
    M102
    Caucus
    General
    Astrid Fossum

    Astrid Fossum

    This networking event provides opportunities for you to connect and celebrate regional success with fellow leaders.  Join us and provide input into the direction and work of our organization.  There will be door prizes!  We look forward to connecting with you.

    Lead Speaker: Astrid Fossum

  • 2705
    Aspire to Bold Mathematics Leadership

    NCSM Regional Caucus: Western Region 1

    Tuesday 3:30pm - 4:15pm
    M103
    Caucus
    General
    Denise Trakas

    Denise Trakas

    This networking event provides opportunities for you to connect and celebrate regional success with fellow leaders.  Join us and provide input into the direction and work of our organization.  There will be door prizes!  We look forward to connecting with you.

    Lead Speaker: Denise Trakas

  • 2708
    Aspire to Bold Mathematics Leadership

    NCSM Regional Caucus: Western Region 2

    Tuesday 3:30pm - 4:15pm
    M106-107
    Caucus
    General
    Rosa Serratore

    Rosa Serratore

    This networking event provides opportunities for you to connect and celebrate regional success with fellow leaders.  Join us and provide input into the direction and work of our organization.  There will be door prizes!  We look forward to connecting with you.

    Lead Speaker: Rosa Serratore

  • 2715
    Aspire to Bold Mathematics Leadership

    NCSM Regional Caucus: Eastern Region 2

    Tuesday 3:30pm - 4:15pm
    INTL 1
    Caucus
    General
    John SanGiovanni

    John SanGiovanni

    This networking event provides opportunities for you to connect and celebrate regional success with fellow leaders.  Join us and provide input into the direction and work of our organization.  There will be door prizes!  We look forward to connecting with you.

    Lead Speaker: John SanGiovanni

  • 2716
    Aspire to Bold Mathematics Leadership

    NCSM Past President Caucus

    Tuesday 3:30pm - 4:15pm
    INTL 2
    Caucus
    General
    Connie Schrock

    Connie Schrock

    This networking event provides opportunities for you to connect and celebrate regional success with fellow leaders.  Join us and provide input into the direction and work of our organization.  There will be door prizes!  We look forward to connecting with you.

    Lead Speaker: Connie Schrock

  • 2717
    Aspire to Bold Mathematics Leadership

    NCSM Regional Caucus: Canada

    Tuesday 3:30pm - 4:15pm
    INTL 3
    Caucus
    General
    Cheryl Cantin

    Cheryl Cantin

    This networking event provides opportunities for you to connect and celebrate regional success with fellow leaders.  Join us and provide input into the direction and work of our organization.  There will be door prizes!  We look forward to connecting with you.

    Lead Speaker: Cheryl Cantin

  • 2718
    Aspire to Bold Mathematics Leadership

    NCSM Regional Caucus: Eastern Region 1

    Tuesday 3:30pm - 4:15pm
    INTL 4
    Caucus
    General
    Cathy Boutin

    Cathy Boutin

    This networking event provides opportunities for you to connect and celebrate regional success with fellow leaders.  Join us and provide input into the direction and work of our organization.  There will be door prizes!  We look forward to connecting with you.

    Lead Speaker: Cathy Boutin

  • 2719
    Aspire to Bold Mathematics Leadership

    NCSM Regional Caucus: Southern Region 2

    Tuesday 3:30pm - 4:15pm
    INTL 5-6
    Caucus
    General
    Katey Arrington

    Katey Arrington

    This networking event provides opportunities for you to connect and celebrate regional success with fellow leaders.  Join us and provide input into the direction and work of our organization.  There will be door prizes!  We look forward to connecting with you.

    Lead Speaker: Katey Arrington

  • 2721
    Aspire to Bold Mathematics Leadership

    NCSM Regional Caucus: Southern Region 1

    Tuesday 3:30pm - 4:15pm
    INTL 7-9
    Caucus
    General
    Bernard Frost

    Bernard Frost

    This networking event provides opportunities for you to connect and celebrate regional success with fellow leaders.  Join us and provide input into the direction and work of our organization.  There will be door prizes!  We look forward to connecting with you.

    Lead Speaker: Bernard Frost

  • 2724
    Aspire to Bold Mathematics Leadership

    NCSM Regional Caucus: International

    Tuesday 3:30pm - 4:15pm
    INTL 10
    Caucus
    General
    Bill Barnes

    Bill Barnes

    This networking event provides opportunities for you to connect and celebrate regional success with fellow leaders.  Join us and provide input into the direction and work of our organization.  There will be door prizes!  We look forward to connecting with you.

    Lead Speaker: Bill Barnes

  • 3201
    Activate Teachers as Leaders

    How to Teach the Problem-Solving Mindset while Teaching

    Wednesday 8:15am - 9:15am
    Marquis C (Major)
    Major Presentation
    General
    James Tanton

    James Tanton

    How do we model and practice uncluttered thinking and joyous doing in the classroom? How do we foster deep understanding while encouraging the art of successful flailing? Our complex society demands of its next generation not only mastery of quantitative skills, but also the confidence to ask new questions, explore, wonder, flail, persevere, innovate, and succeed. Let’s not only send humans to Mars, let’s give our next generation the confidence to solve problems and get those humans back if something goes wrong! Let me play with some standard curriculum math and explore how to use it as a vehicle for teaching confident thinking.

    Lead Speaker: James Tanton

  • 3202
    Aspire to Bold Mathematics Leadership

    Talk Number 2 Me: How can Mindful Mathematics Leaders Engender Formidable Mathematical Identities?

    Wednesday 8:15am - 9:15am
    Marquis D (Spotlight)
    Spotlight Speaker
    General
    Christina Lincoln-Moore

    Christina Lincoln-Moore

    EMPOWER! BOLD Mathematical Leaders begin with Leadership of Self. Commit to self-development. Be a school leader who provides authentic professional development for yourself-first and their staff-second. Let’s explore four key areas of mathematics leadership: 1) What’s your personal Mathematics Identity? 2) Employ Contemplative Reflection as a Mindful Leader, 3) Be Brave, Bold to be vulnerable, challenge own assumptions, and 4) Developing a keen Lens to guide teacher planning, professional development, and evaluation.  

    Lead Speaker: Christina Lincoln-Moore

  • 3203
    Activate and Empower others through Mathematics Coaching

    Online Video Coaching: Using Content-Focused Coaching Practices Online

    Wednesday 8:15am - 9:15am
    M101
    Regular Presentation
    General

    Online Video Coaching (OVC) provides access to high quality, content-focused coaching for teachers where face-to-face coaching cycles are difficult to sustain.  We will share our OVC model that offers enhanced opportunities for both the coach preparing for the phases of the coaching cycle, and for the teacher engaging in reflective practices.  Attendees will consider how to maintain core aspects of face-to-face content-focused coaching practices in an online space.

    Lead Speaker: Cynthia Carson
    Co-presenter: Genie Foster

  • 3204
    Aspire to Bold Mathematics Leadership

    Centering on Student Thinking During Vertical Articulation as a Vehicle to Transforming the Secondary Mathematics Classrooms: An Urban District’s Journey

    Wednesday 8:15am - 9:15am
    M102
    Regular Presentation
    6-12 Secondary

    This session positions student thinking as a vehicle for change in the secondary mathematics classroom.  Join us in exploring how teams of 4th grade through algebra 1 teachers collaboratively developed abilities to become better listeners, sense-makers, and strategic facilitators of using student thinking as a foundation for learning for all students.  We will look at students’ mathematical reasoning via student work and video to investigate and refine teacher practice and broaden our notions of mathematics.

    Lead Speaker: Kristine Ho
    Co-presenter: Jennifer Hagman

  • 3205
    Activate Teachers as Leaders

    Taking Teacher Leadership and Learning to the Next Level: A Model for Professional Learning Cadres

    Wednesday 8:15am - 9:15am
    M103
    Regular Presentation
    General

    Teachers working together to try new techniques not only build their own skills, but also have the best chance of helping other teachers see the potential of something new. We will discuss our development of collaborative teacher cadres who conduct action research and then facilitate professional learning experiences in district mini-conferences. Participants leave with tools for organization, resources, and tips for utilizing local resources to build teacher leaders and create low-cost, effective professional learning experiences.

    Lead Speaker: Marjorie Huber
    Co-presenter: Natevidad Casas

  • 3206
    Activate Leadership for Access and Equity

    The I'm W.O.K.E. Project (Widening Options through Knowledge and Empowerment)

    Wednesday 8:15am - 9:15am
    M104
    Regular Presentation
    General

    The I’m W.O.K.E. Project embeds mathematics content into contexts related to social change and community activism. The project facilitates equitable teaching practices to deepen understanding of mathematics content. Students engage in critical thinking activities and platforms for intellectual conversations, exposing their strengths and passions while encouraging transformed teacher perceptions. The project provides a compelling curriculum that uses mathematiccal modeling to humanize mathematics and quantify injustice to disrupt community norms. It provides students with dispositions to excel and teachers’ with professional knowledge.

    Lead Speaker: Tonya Clarke
    Co-presenter: Tiffanie Nealy
    Co-presenter: Charlene Matthew
    Co-presenter: Marsha Lee
    Co-presenter: Kenneth Andrews

  • 3208
    Activate Teachers as Leaders

    Shame, shame, go away: Leading teachers to promote productive struggle in fostering doers of mathematics

    Wednesday 8:15am - 9:15am
    M106-107
    Regular Presentation
    General

    This session begins with an overview of productive struggle incorporating research on the shame-pride axis and equitable mathematics teaching. An examination of participants' mathematics histories will illustrate the presented findings. A framework of action will be introduced on how teachers can reposition struggle, minimize shame, and foster students identifying themselves as doers of mathematics. The session ends with attendees sharing and receiving resources for moving this work forward in their own practice.

    Lead Speaker: Joel Amidon
    Co-presenter: Candies Cook
    Co-presenter: Ann Monroe

  • 3209
    Activate Leadership for Access and Equity

    Eliminating Deficit Views of Mathematics (TK-12)

    Wednesday 8:15am - 9:15am
    M301
    Regular Presentation
    General

    Are you a teacher/leader that wants to promote equitable change within your classroom or organization?  How can you continue to improve the system from within for all students? Participants will discuss deficit views towards historically marginalized children, including English learners, learn about current research, discuss how systems can change from within, and leave knowing how social justice ideas around math education can directly impact district and classroom practices to leverage the strengths and meet the needs of English learners.

    Lead Speaker: Karon Akins
    Co-presenter: Dennis Regus

  • 3210
    Activate and Empower others through Mathematics Coaching

    Celebrating student brilliance

    Wednesday 8:15am - 9:15am
    M302 (Sponsor Showcase)
    Sponsor Showcase
    6-8 Middle

    Problem-based learning puts students in engaging, social situations that make math feel real and relevant. Two of the biggest mindset shifts are around moving from “sage on the stage” to “guide on the side” and learning how to celebrate student thinking during classroom discussions. Learn more about how problem-based instruction can work for you, no matter your instructional setup. Participants will walk away with ideas and strategies they can implement the very next day.

    Lead Speaker: Francia Ogata

  • 3212
    Activate Leadership for Access and Equity

    Universal Design for Learning (UDL) in Mathematics Classrooms: A Catalyst to Activate Diverse Learners

    Wednesday 8:15am - 9:15am
    M304
    Regular Presentation
    3-8 Upper Elementary/Middle

    Curious about UDL in a mathematics classroom? Join us as we share our experiences using the UDL framework and Design Thinking process to fully engage learners. Begin incorporating this framework to co-construct your mathematics learning community to better support all learners by minimizing obstacles to provide equitable access in mathematics classrooms. This session will equip you with tools and resources to rethink collaborative support for educators and stakeholders as you embark on your UDL journey.

    Lead Speaker: Ma Bernadette Salgarino, Ed.D.
    Co-presenter: Danielle Letts
    Co-presenter: Sandhya Raman

  • 3215
    Aspire to Bold Mathematics Leadership

    Dynamic Partnerships: How the Principal/Coach Relationship Can Be Used to Create Lasting Change in School Culture

    Wednesday 8:15am - 9:15am
    INTL 1
    Regular Presentation
    K-5 Elementary

    A strong partnership with administration is essential for any successful coaching initiative. The Principal/Coach relationship is one that needs to be developed and nurtured so that a common vision of mathematics teaching and learning can be created and sustained. In this session, we will share specific tools for how to create a dynamic collaboration between coaches and building leaders. We will also share specific assessment tools we have used to guide our work.  

    Lead Speaker: Stephanie Slabic
    Co-presenter: Antonia Cameron
    Co-presenter: Renee McShane
    Co-presenter: Jennifer Costanzo

  • 3216
    Activate and Empower others through Mathematics Coaching

    Getting a Foot in the Door: Strategies for Gaining Access to Classrooms for Mathematics Coaching

    Wednesday 8:15am - 9:15am
    INTL 2
    Regular Presentation
    K-5 Elementary

    For mathematics coaches to do their jobs, they need access to classrooms for coaching. How can you get your foot in the door to lay the groundwork for coaching? In this session, we will share findings from a recent research study on the strategies elementary mathematics coaches used to gain access to classrooms. Learn about more than 30 strategies that coaches used and coordinated in sophisticated ways to get their coaching going.

    Lead Speaker: Jen Munson
    Co-presenter: Evthokia Saclarides

  • 3217
    Activate Teachers as Leaders

    Teachers Supporting Teachers on the Journey to Student-Centered Classrooms: A Model for Leveraging Early Adopters to Create a Critical Mass

    Wednesday 8:15am - 9:15am
    INTL 3
    Regular Presentation
    General

    Ongoing campus support of student centered classrooms can best be provided by our own teachers. Participants will explore structures for development and early-state implementation of peer support teacher leaders. Participants will leave with tools for organization, resources, and tips to grow their own teacher leaders.

    Lead Speaker: Natevidad Casas
    Co-presenter: Marjorie Huber

  • 3218
    Activate Leadership for Access and Equity

    Hope for Teachers: Developing Emergent Bilinguals' Language in Mathematics Class

    Wednesday 8:15am - 9:15am
    INTL 4
    Regular Presentation
    K-5 Elementary

    This motivating, research-based session reveals how you can easily develop emergent bilinguals’ language in mathematics. There is a myth that mathematics is straightforward for emergent bilinguals because it is a universal language and yet these students are struggling (Author, 2020). Committed educators understand that emergent bilinguals will not improve unless we develop students' language in every subject. Attend this event to obtain foolproof strategies that your teachers can implement immediately to develop mathematical language.  

    Lead Speaker: Jim Ewing

  • 3219
    Aspire to Bold Mathematics Leadership

    Creating Clarity, Building Capacity, Growing Leaders: One District’s Story of Change

    Wednesday 8:15am - 9:15am
    INTL 5-6
    Regular Presentation
    General

    As mathematics leaders, ensuring clarity of expectations for those we support can be challenging. Come learn about one district’s journey to implement structures that support high quality mathematics teaching and learning through collaborative teams that were supported with professional learning experiences that built capacity and developed leaders. Leave with ideas on how to implement these tests of change in your own school or district. 

    Lead Speaker: Susan Loveless

  • 3221
    Activate Teachers as Leaders

    The Concepts-Procedures-Application Unit Progression

    Wednesday 8:15am - 9:15am
    INTL 7-9
    Regular Presentation
    6-12 Secondary

    In order to fully understand mathematics, students need to experience math topics in a progression that begins with conceptual understanding, then continues to procedural fluency, and moves onto application of the skills. Experience a journey of an actual unit of study that embraces this C-P-A progression and see the phenomenal results that occurred with students.

    Lead Speaker: Chris Shore

  • 3224
    Activate Teachers as Leaders

    Transfer of Learning Through Mathematics Professional Development to Support Teachers

    Wednesday 8:15am - 9:15am
    INTL 10
    Regular Presentation
    3-8 Upper Elementary/Middle

    Transfer of learning through PD to mathematics instruction is essential for teacher instructional practices to change student-learning outcomes. When teachers receive both the right type and amount of support, it is assumed that the educational excellence of students will follow (Jacob & McGovern, 2015). This presentation will examine strategies for leaders to support teachers of mathematics to increase the quality of the learning experience for students.

    Lead Speaker: Kandi Hunter
    Co-presenter: Lowanna Jones

  • 3301
    Aspire to Bold Mathematics Leadership

    Changing Teaching Practice is Grounded in Self-Reflection: A Leader’s Job is to Help Teachers Know What to Reflect On

    Wednesday 9:30am - 10:30am
    Marquis C (Major)
    Major Presentation
    General
    Marian Small

    Marian Small

    Over many years I have learned a few things about supporting teachers to change their instructional strategies.  First: Don’t preach! Offer thoughtful suggestions with rationale ,and provide support. Second: Encourage a focus on the “big stuff”, including attention to the teacher’s beliefs about the intent of math instruction, not just details and not just structures. Third: Little steps don’t work! Teachers need to commit and stay with it for a while. 

    Lead Speaker: Marian Small

  • 3302
    Activate and Empower others through Mathematics Coaching

    Coaching to Empower Effective (and Ineffective) Ways to Support Diverse Learners

    Wednesday 9:30am - 10:30am
    Marquis D (Spotlight)
    Spotlight Speaker
    General
    Jenny Bay-Williams

    Jenny Bay-Williams

    Maggie McGatha

    Maggie McGatha

    Effective equitable mathematics teaching includes supporting and challenging students. Yet, many strategies for supporting emergent multilingual students and students with special needs fall short of this goal (e.g., pre-teach vocabulary). We will explore research-based effective (and ineffective) mathematics teaching strategies for these learners, then investigate professional learning activities and coaching tools that help teachers become more effective in empowering their diverse students.

    Lead Speaker: Jennifer Bay-Williams
    Co-presenter: Maggie McGatha

  • 3303
    Activate Teachers as Leaders

    Developing a Problem Solving Culture in the Elementary Grades

    Wednesday 9:30am - 10:30am
    M101
    Regular Presentation
    3-5 Intermediate

    There are three critical components to developing a problem-solving culture within a school: problem selection, teacher instructional moves, and administrator support. We’ll solve  problems that can be used to instigate mathematical excitement in the elementary grades, consider how those problems can be used in the school and classrooms, and we’ll consider the roles of educational leaders in fostering the culture. Come have some fun and find out what part you can play.

    Lead Speaker: Patrick Vennebush

  • 3304
    Activate and Empower others through Mathematics Coaching

    Looking at Language to Leverage Change: Analyzing Teacher and Student Discourse as a Productive Coaching Practice

    Wednesday 9:30am - 10:30am
    M102
    Regular Presentation
    General

    This session demonstrates the power of capturing and analyzing language-based interactions during math class, and explains how it is a meaningful and productive coaching practice that supports teachers in deepening awareness, reflecting, evaluating, and identifying alternative ways of saying, thinking, and doing. Using typed transcripts, which include a coach’s questions, comments, and suggestions, participants will explore the richness and accessibility of this approach to teacher development.  

    Lead Speaker: Laura Grandau

  • 3305
    Activate and Empower others through Mathematics Coaching

    "Rise Up: How to Have High Expectations for ALL Students"

    Wednesday 9:30am - 10:30am
    M103
    Regular Presentation
    K-5 Elementary

     This session will explore ideologies and strategies aligned with greater success for at-risk students in mathematics.  Participants will learn how high expectations, a challenging mathematics curriculum, and a growth mindset are fundamental for student and school success. The presenters will share engagement techniques to close existing learning gaps in mathematics and to reach ALL learners regardless of their diverse needs.

    Lead Speaker: Vinita Prasad
    Co-presenter: Tykier Brown

  • 3306
    Amplify Mathematics Leadership

    Working Together to Prepare Secondary STEM Teachers: Networking and Supporting Teachers So They Can Change the World 

    Wednesday 9:30am - 10:30am
    M104
    Regular Presentation
    College

    UTeach started at the University of Texas at Austin, but it didn’t stop there. UTeach’s approach to preparing and supporting exemplary secondary STEM teachers has spread to 45 universities and produced thousands of alumni who are working to improve education. How? Through leveraging the power of networking! Come learn how this national network provides a community for educators to amplify and achieve our vision for STEM instruction. 

    Lead Speaker: Katey Arrington

  • 3307
    Activate Leadership for Access and Equity

    Using Big data and Social Justice Issues to Engage Black and Latinx High School Students in Statistics

    Wednesday 9:30am - 10:30am
    M105
    Regular Presentation
    9-12 High School

    Examining social justice issues using large-scale data can be compelling to students, increasing their understanding of statistics and how data analysis can illuminate and help address social inequality. The session will share the experiences of teachers and students in high school non-AP statistics classes that have used curriculum materials to examine immigration and income inequality in the U.S. Session participants will experience data investigations and hear research findings about student learning and interest.

    Lead Speaker: Emily Fagan
    Co-presenter: Beth Chance
    Co-presenter: Josephine Louie
    Co-presenter: Soma Roy

  • 3308
    Activate and Empower others through Mathematics Coaching

    Learning to Listen: Using Interviews to Uncover Student Thinking

    Wednesday 9:30am - 10:30am
    M106-107
    Regular Presentation
    3-8 Upper Elementary/Middle

    Listening to student thinking can have profound changes on our teaching. However, student voice is often missing from team meetings and professional development. In this session, we will practice our interviewing and listening skills and learn how student interviews can be used in our professional learning communities.

    Lead Speaker: Nicora Placa

  • 3312
    Aspire to Bold Mathematics Leadership

    Developing a Shared Vision for High Quality Mathematics Tasks: Lessons Learned from the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium Performance Task Project

    Wednesday 9:30am - 10:30am
    M304
    Regular Presentation
    3-8 Upper Elementary/Middle

    As part of our contract with Smarter Balanced to author performance tasks for their summative assessments, The UCLA Curtis Center developed an effective process by which we train teachers to write, edit, and implement high quality mathematics performance tasks and rubrics. In this session, we detail this process and share how it has been used with departments and districts to develop teacher leaders with a shared vision for high quality mathematics assessment and instructional tasks.   

    Lead Speaker: Michelle Welford

  • 3315
    Activate Leadership for Access and Equity

    Algebra I and College Preparatory Diploma Outcomes among Virginia Students: Findings and Discussion

    Wednesday 9:30am - 10:30am
    INTL 1
    Regular Presentation
    6-12 Secondary

    This session will engage participants in an examination and rich discussion of differentiated outcomes in Algebra I completion and college preparatory diploma attainment for students who achieved the same mathematics proficiency levels on their statewide mathematics assessment in grade 5. You will discover the study results, explore how pathways differed for various students within one statewide cohort, discuss implications for access and equity, and consider what the findings suggest for mathematics placement policy and practice.

    Lead Speaker: Jill Neumayer DePiper
    Co-presenter: Deborah L. Jonas
    Co-presenter: Ryoko Yamaguchi
    Co-presenter: Rebecca A. Schmidt

  • 3316
    Activate and Empower others through Mathematics Coaching

    Coaching for the Mathematical Practices and Equity: Video-based Discussion Guides

    Wednesday 9:30am - 10:30am
    INTL 2
    Regular Presentation
    6-8 Middle

    Come try out video-based discussion guides that enable productive coach-teacher discussions about which students in class get to fully engage in the practices. Discussing classroom video can be challenging: Where to start? What’s important? The guides help teachers map teaching moves and their effects on classroom discussion, as well as examine patterns of participation. They were developed based on validated coding schemes for the research component of our project.

    Lead Speaker: Jennifer Knudsen
    Co-presenter: Teresa Lara-Meloy
    Co-presenter: Hee-Joon Kim

  • 3317
    Activate Teachers as Leaders

    Connecting Computational Thinking to Current Curriculum Content

    Wednesday 9:30am - 10:30am
    INTL 3
    Regular Presentation
    K-5 Elementary

    Computational Thinking is the recognized prerequisite to coding and computer science in general. However, current references to “computational thinking” can be difficult to interpret. This session will examine the four recognized key aspects of computational thinking as they relate to elementary school mathematics - decomposition, patterning, algorithm thinking, and the process of abstracting. Practical activities from the current content of typical K-5 mathematics curricula will be used to demonstrate the four aspects.

    Lead Speaker: James Burnett
    Co-presenter: Calvin Irons
    Co-presenter: Sara Moore

  • 3318
    Amplify Mathematics Leadership

    Vision to Reality: A Journey to Becoming an NCSM State Affiliate

    Wednesday 9:30am - 10:30am
    INTL 4
    Regular Presentation
    General

    How do you form a National Council of Supervisors of Mathematics (NCSM) affiliate in your state? Learn about one state's journey of turning the vision of being an NCSM affiliate into a reality. In addition to becoming one of the largest NCSM state affiliates, this organization had a direct impact on mathematics instruction across the state. Challenges and successes will be shared to help aspire mathematics leaders in your state to organize an NCSM affiliate. 

    Lead Speaker: LeShell Smith
    Co-presenter: Sheila Holt
    Co-presenter: Lisa McDonough

  • 3319
    Aspire to Bold Mathematics Leadership

    How Might We Rethink Intervention?

    Wednesday 9:30am - 10:30am
    INTL 5-6
    Regular Presentation
    6-8 Middle

    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

  • 3321
    Activate Leadership for Access and Equity

    Building Fact Fluency Through Mathematical Storytelling

    Wednesday 9:30am - 10:30am
    INTL 7-9
    Regular Presentation
    K-5 Elementary

    When we ask students to memorize their facts, we are essentially asking them to memorize over 100 isolated equations. This approach doesn’t allow students to explore the relationships between numbers which is foundational to building a conceptual understanding of mathematics. In this session, we’ll explore the important role that context plays in developing fact fluency so that students can begin to make connections and develop an understanding that is scalable well beyond single digits. 

    Lead Speaker: Graham Fletcher

  • 3324
    Activate Leadership for Access and Equity

    If Mathematics is the Gatekeeper, Language is the Key

    Wednesday 9:30am - 10:30am
    INTL 10
    Regular Presentation
    6-8 Middle

    Enhancing student language development is key to supporting mathematics learning for English Language Learners (ELLs). Students can better engage in the Standards for Mathematical Practices if teachers help them strengthen their mathematical language skills. This session explores strategies to facilitate language development for ELLs at different proficiency levels and makes connections among the Equity Practices and the Effective Mathematics Teaching Practices to show that research on effective mathematics instruction aligns with best practices for supporting ELLs.

    Lead Speaker: Elizabeth Hammonds
    Co-presenter: Jeanne Simpson

  • 3609
    Aspire to Bold Mathematics Leadership

    Empowering Teachers towards Authentic Summative Assessment

    Wednesday 9:30am - 10:30am
    M301
    Regular Presentation
    6-12 Secondary

    How can we support teachers to elicit evidence of what students know and what they can do, for both themselves and their learners? From a foundation of standards-based assessment, we will dig deeper into descriptive proficiency scales, how to ask effective questions that integrate content and mathematical practices, and how these inform intentional assessment design, so that as leaders we can empower teachers to shift their assessment practice.

    Lead Speaker: Marc Garneau

  • 3401
    Activate Leadership for Access and Equity

    Committing to Actions that Move Equity Work Forward

    Wednesday 10:45am - 11:45am
    Marquis C (Major)
    Major Presentation
    General
    Linda Fulmore

    Linda Fulmore

    Taking bold leadership for equity is a continuous process of examining current strategies while searching for what’s working in other places. This session will highlight initiatives that have promise to move equity work forward. We will look at one school’s antiracism initiative, study equitable math instruction efforts, and examine components of equity-focused lesson study. A goal is to inspire new actions that can complement work already in progress.

    Lead Speaker: Linda Fulmore

  • 3402
    Activate and Empower others through Mathematics Coaching

    Coaching Teachers Through Classroom Video Study

    Wednesday 10:45am - 11:45am
    Marquis D (Spotlight)
    Spotlight Speaker
    General
    Pamela Harris

    Pamela Harris

    How can we help surface underlying beliefs about teaching and learning, equity, and the nature of mathematics to help teachers make decisions based on what they actually believe instead of reverting to teaching by habit from their school experience? We’ve designed a purposeful cycle of teacher tasks from coaching to classroom and back to coaching to provide for continuing, sustained, collaborative team and teacher support.

    Lead Speaker: Pamela Harris

  • 3403
    Activate and Empower others through Mathematics Coaching

    Virtual Math Coaching: Learnings and Leverages for Each and Every Student

    Wednesday 10:45am - 11:45am
    M101
    Regular Presentation
    6-8 Middle

    In March of 2020, math coaching cycles changed dramatically when teachers in SFUSD went fully virtual. However, with partnerships of Stanford and UC Riverside, I was able to hold continuity in coaching while using a reflective tool called the practical measures; a student survey that yields instant data about students’ experiences in their math classes. This session will take an in-depth look at virtual one to one coaching while reflecting on the practical measures.

    Lead Speaker: Alisa Brown
    Co-presenter: Zuhal Yilmaz
    Co-presenter: Emma Trevino

  • 3404
    Aspire to Bold Mathematics Leadership

    Creating Systemic Change: Leadership Study Groups Designed to Transform Math Teaching and Learning

    Wednesday 10:45am - 11:45am
    M102
    Regular Presentation
    K-5 Elementary

    How do leaders create profound changes in mathematics teaching? In our experience, deep changes in teacher practice cannot happen without leaders being deeply involved in and committed to the process. In our talk, we will share how one NYC district created collaborative structures that enabled leaders to begin to transform teacher practice.

    Lead Speaker: Renee McShane
    Co-presenter: Antonia Cameron
    Co-presenter: Stephanie Slabic

  • 3405
    Activate Leadership for Access and Equity

    Designing More Equitable and Useful District Assessments

    Wednesday 10:45am - 11:45am
    M103
    Regular Presentation
    General

    Districts use a variety of data points to monitor mathematical achievement. Many traditional diagnostics or placement tests have shown to be sources of systemic inequity and do not align well with the vision of the Common Core, nor do they provide much useful information to directly inform instruction, curriculum, and professional learning. We will share assessments that encourage student agency and growth by eliciting evidence of knowledge, application, and communication supported by mathematical language routines.

    Lead Speaker: Patrick Callahan
    Co-presenter: Alexandra Martinez

  • 3406
    Activate and Empower others through Mathematics Coaching

    Meaningful Virtual Professional Learning: Creating Flexible, Online Mathematics PD Experiences for Teachers Centered on Classroom Video Clips

    Wednesday 10:45am - 11:45am
    M104
    Regular Presentation
    General

    More than ever, teachers need easily accessible, high-quality opportunities to enhance their professional knowledge. The Video in the Middle project works to create free interactive, bite-sized online PD modules that can be arranged and facilitated in a variety of ways, each centered around a classroom video clip and focused on specific learning goals. Two recent studies showed that coaches and teachers found four algebra-focused modules engaging, effective, and accessible for a wide range of participants.

    Lead Speaker: Angela Knotts
    Co-presenter: Katie Salguero

  • 3407
    Aspire to Bold Mathematics Leadership

    How Leaders Can Cultivate Curiosity Among Communities of Mathematics Educators Toward a Vision for High-Quality Mathematics Instruction

    Wednesday 10:45am - 11:45am
    M105
    Regular Presentation
    General

    Curiosity about mathematics, students’ learning and experiences, and instructional decisions is vital to working toward a high-quality instructional vision. But how can leaders cultivate collective curiosity? In this session, we (a school principal and university partners) will share how experienced school leaders nurtured curiosity among a middle-grades mathematics department.  We will also engage participants in exploring how they can nurture this culture in their own contexts, with a focus on principles, routines, practices, and tools.

    Lead Speaker: Mike McCarthy
    Co-presenter: Kara Jackson
    Co-presenter: Anita Lenges

  • 3408
    Activate Leadership for Access and Equity

    Removing Obstacles for English Language Learners in the Mathematics Classroom

    Wednesday 10:45am - 11:45am
    M106-107
    Regular Presentation
    General

    English Language Learners (ELLs) come up against many obstacles in the mathematics classroom. What evidence can be used to determine and remove obstacles for our ELLs? What structures are needed to ensure high quality math instruction for ELLs? Ideas will be explored using work samples from ELLs, research from The 6 Principles for Exemplary Teaching of  English Learners and Beyond Good Teaching: Advancing Mathematics Education for ELLs.

    Lead Speaker: LeShell Smith
    Co-presenter: Lisa McDonough

  • 3409
    Activate and Empower others through Mathematics Coaching

    Move Over Pedagogy - It’s Time to Get Andragogical!

    Wednesday 10:45am - 11:45am
    M301
    Regular Presentation
    General

    Coaches play an important role in our educational system – their greatest role is in transforming adult behavior. Most coaches are former teachers, who have studied pedagogy their entire lives, but have received little to no training on adult learning theory. If we want to transform adult behavior, we have to know about how adults learn. Come to this session where we will get andragogical and focus on US, adults.

    Lead Speaker: Dina Mendola
    Co-presenter: Hilary Kreisberg

  • 3410
    Activate and Empower others through Mathematics Coaching

    M3 Challenge: Roadmap to Math Modeling Coaching for Student Teams’ Success

    Wednesday 10:45am - 11:45am
    M302 (Sponsor Showcase)
    Sponsor Showcase
    9-12 High School

    Let’s take the shortcut on the road to math modeling and competition success. Learn about the best tips and tricks, the resources all students/teams should be using (and they are free), and best ways to motivate students to form teams. Focus is on MathWorks Math Modeling (M3) Challenge, but skills can be broadly applied. Participation prizes available at this session.

    Lead Speaker: Michelle Montgomery
    Co-presenter: Karen Bliss

  • 3412
    Activate Leadership for Access and Equity

    Supporting Equitable Teaching in a Post-COVID World: Lessons Learned from This Past Year

    Wednesday 10:45am - 11:45am
    M304
    Regular Presentation
    6-12 Secondary

    Teaching during COVID has forced us to rethink what it means to teach math equitably, specifically by helping students see math as a tool for solving culturally relevant problems. To activate leaders and teachers in implementing equitable practices, we empowered them to adapt their existing curricula to build student agency. Come experience some powerful activities and strategies that helped teachers focus on getting through to their students rather than getting through a textbook.

    Lead Speaker: Ivan Cheng
    Co-presenter: Lucy Rodriguez
    Co-presenter: Alma Pacheco

  • 3415
    Aspire to Bold Mathematics Leadership

    Innovating in STEM Education: Engaging in Critical Conversations and Partnerships

    Wednesday 10:45am - 11:45am
    INTL 1
    Presidents Exchange
    General

    Mathematics and science teacher education are currently facing unprecedented challenges. Interest in pursuing teaching is low, district and campus needs for well-prepared STEM classroom teachers are high, states are sending mixed messages to certification programs, and COVID-19 has radically changed the work of teachers, teacher educators, and educator preparation programs. This presentation highlights the critical conversations, partnerships, and innovative approaches needed to address these challenges to STEM education.

    Lead Speaker: Suzanne Nesmith

  • 3416
    Activate and Empower others through Mathematics Coaching

    Improving Student Achievement through Engaging and Equitable Lesson Design by Supporting Teachers through Collaborative Processes

    Wednesday 10:45am - 11:45am
    INTL 2
    Regular Presentation
    K-5 Elementary

    Teaching mathematics based on student interest, student needs, and background is a major component of engagement in learning.  How do we design lessons that not only engage students but are equitable for those who are marginalized? What structures and professional learning must be in place for teachers?  Learn how to support teachers in engaging students in rigorous, equitable mathematics instruction through the lessons learned in a high poverty, greatly diverse, urban school system. 

    Lead Speaker: Natalie Crist
    Co-presenter: Emily Dwivedi

  • 3417
    Activate and Empower others through Mathematics Coaching

    What does successful virtual coaching look like? Tales from a research-based coaching model

    Wednesday 10:45am - 11:45am
    INTL 3
    Regular Presentation
    General

    In our coaching program, MQI Coaching, we have been implementing online, remote, video-based, and math-specific instructional coaching since 2014. In this session, we will share some of our practical tips and strategies for coaching successfully online, based on our research-developed model and years of experience. In particular, we will focus on strategies for building relationships when coaching remotely and on how to effectively use video as a tool for instructional coaching.

    Lead Speaker: Claire Gogolen
    Co-presenter: Samantha R. Booth
    Co-presenter: Carrie Maierhofer

  • 3418
    Activate Leadership for Access and Equity

    The Pursuit of Happiness: A Model of Collaboration between Schools and Teacher Preparation Provider to Implement Restorative Practices in Mathematics

    Wednesday 10:45am - 11:45am
    INTL 4
    Regular Presentation
    6-12 Secondary

    A unique collaboration in Central Texas is supporting implemention of restorative practices in middle school math classrooms and is proving to have positive impact across multiple levels of the education system. Are you seeking to improve the learning environment for a diverse group of students and provide your teachers with support and experiences in creating those environments? Come hear about the project, its impact, and the model of collaboration that is being developed.

    Lead Speaker: Katey Arrington
    Co-presenter: Lauren Beniot

  • 3419
    Activate Teachers as Leaders

    Powerful ways of thinking: Blowing things out of (or into) proportion

    Wednesday 10:45am - 11:45am
    INTL 5-6
    Regular Presentation
    General

    High-quality mathematics instruction involves combining ways of doing with ways of thinking. In this session we will illustrate the importance of ways of thinking by examining how a single--and often missed--key way of thinking can easily and sensibly connect otherwise cluttered ways of doing that are associated with proportional relationships.

    Lead Speaker: Ted Coe
    Co-presenter: Kyle Pearce
    Co-presenter: James Tanton

  • 3421
    Amplify Mathematics Leadership

    The strength of partnerships: Supporting design and implementation of equity-oriented, cohesive, evidence-based mathematics professional learning plans

    Wednesday 10:45am - 11:45am
    INTL 7-9
    Regular Presentation
    General

    Session attendees will learn how district mathematics leaders and researchers can form partnerships to design, implement, and evaluate cohesive teacher professional development (PD) to improve mathematics teacher professional learning. We will share how the evidence-based PD reflects partners’ shared commitment to supporting students’ algebraic reasoning and success, and what district leaders learned from collecting data to assess teacher learning during PD. Attendees will engage in discussion about findings and other insights gained from the partnership.

    Lead Speaker: Pamela Buffington
    Co-presenter: Jill Neumayer DePiper
    Co-presenter: Laura Kassner

  • 3424
    Activate Teachers as Leaders

    Think Alouds:Enhancing Student Thinking and Learning in Mathematics

    Wednesday 10:45am - 11:45am
    INTL 10
    Regular Presentation
    3-8 Upper Elementary/Middle

    Think alouds in language arts have been widely documented to improve learning, so why not use them in math class? Teacher-led think alouds enable all learners to have access to the covert self-talk that is employed during the thinking process.  Learn how to use think alouds in practical ways to enhance student self-talk and develop critical, self-directed  learning skills in mathematics. I will share many strategies based on my current research with students and teachers. 

    Lead Speaker: Cathy Marks Krpan

  • 3309
    Activate Leadership for Access and Equity

    Design Features of Mathematics Lessons that Facilitate Mathematics Learning and Communication for Emergent Bilingual Students

    Wednesday 1:45pm - 2:45pm
    M301
    Regular Presentation
    6-8 Middle

    Facilitating student language access and communication during mathematics instruction is essential for emergent bilingual students. This session will explore lesson design features and strategies from fraction division lessons that research found supported student use of diagrams in mathematical problem-solving and facilitated pairs discussion and mathematical communication. The presentation will share ideas and encourage discussion of how to develop and encourage teachers’ use of these design features and strategies to strengthen instruction for emergent bilingual students. 

    Lead Speaker: Johannah Nikula
    Co-presenter: Jill Neumayer DePiper

  • 3601
    Activate Leadership for Access and Equity

    Build Your Team: Creating a Mathematics Whole School Agreement

    Wednesday 1:45pm - 2:45pm
    Marquis C (Major)
    Spotlight Speaker
    General
    Karen Karp

    Karen Karp

    Barb Dougherty

    Barb Dougherty

    Is your school using consistent mathematical language across the grades? How are representations growing in sophistication and utility from one grade to the next?  The Mathematics Whole School Agreement process aligns mathematical language, notation, representations, rules and generalizations across and within grades in a cohesive approach to teaching mathematics!

    Lead Speaker: Karen Karp
    Co-presenter: Barbara Dougherty

  • 3602
    Activate Leadership for Access and Equity

    A Game Plan for Invigorating High School Mathematics

    Wednesday 1:45pm - 2:45pm
    Marquis D (Spotlight)
    Spotlight Speaker
    9-12 High School
    Steven Leinwand

    Steven Leinwand

    We all know that since the Common Core, the K-8 curriculum is so much stronger.  We know that colleges are adopting sensible pathways that expand opportunities.  But High School is stuck with little coherent guidance other more of the same, a non-integrated Algebra and Geometry sandwich, for too much attention to obsolete skills and far too little attention to statistics and modeling.  We'll look at why and to change this situation.

    Lead Speaker: Steven Leinwand

  • 3603
    Activate and Empower others through Mathematics Coaching

    Blended Lesson Study - Growing Together Even When Apart

    Wednesday 1:45pm - 2:45pm
    M101
    Regular Presentation
    General

    In this session we will explore best practices for modifying Lesson Study to become a model of blended professional learning and to capitalize on the affordances of socially distant environments. We will focus on facilitation strategies, structures, and resources that will support you in effectively leading Blended Lesson Study at your school.

    Lead Speaker: Andrea Barraugh

  • 3604
    Activate and Empower others through Mathematics Coaching

    Maximizing the Impact of One-on-One Coaching: Two Strategies for Addressing the Challenge of Improving Mathematics Teaching at Scale

    Wednesday 1:45pm - 2:45pm
    M102
    Regular Presentation
    3-8 Upper Elementary/Middle

    In this session, we share two strategies for maximizing the impact of one-on-one mathematics coaching. First, we describe a rigorous screening process for selecting prospective mathematics coaches that attends to coaches’ visions of high-quality mathematics instruction and views of students’ current mathematical capabilities. Second, we describe how coaches can select the teachers with whom they work based on qualitative data about the teachers’ views of students’ mathematical capabilities, views of instruction, and influence in the school building.   

    Lead Speaker: Jessica Slayton
    Co-presenter: Nicholas Kochmanski
    Co-presenter: Paul Cobb

  • 3605
    Activate Teachers as Leaders

    Supporting High School Mathematics Teachers’ Understanding and Use of Inquiry-Based Tasks

    Wednesday 1:45pm - 2:45pm
    M103
    Regular Presentation
    9-12 High School

     High school mathematics teachers tend to not engage students in learning mathematics through inquiry-based tasks. Given the importance between teachers’ beliefs and practice, we address their beliefs related to these tasks to gain insights on how to support their learning and change. We report on a study that explored the nature of their beliefs and use of these tasks based on their engagement in an inquiry-based professional development approach, with implications for teacher learning.

    Lead Speaker: Rosalind Carson
    Co-presenter: Olive Chapman

  • 3606
    Activate Leadership for Access and Equity

    Toward a Pedagogy of Equity: Rooting Out the Traits of White Supremacist Culture in our Math Instruction

    Wednesday 1:45pm - 2:45pm
    M104
    Regular Presentation
    General

    The persistence of White Supremacy culture in math instruction profoundly affects Black and Brown students, English Language Learners, students with disabilities, and other historically marginalized populations, limiting access to the economic opportunities represented by STEM professions. How do we interrogate our math practices to disrupt white supremacy culture in the math classroom? What would an actively “disruptive” approach to math require? What classroom and school level practices need to be developed, enacted, fought for?

    Lead Speaker: Nadine O'Garro
    Co-presenter: Glen Sherman

  • 3607
    Aspire to Bold Mathematics Leadership

    Leading the Conversation for Change:  Narrowing the Gap Through Family Education 

    Wednesday 1:45pm - 2:45pm
    M105
    Regular Presentation
    K-5 Elementary

    How might leadership partner with helping families/caregivers to advocate for learners? In this session, participants will create/ provide meaningful high-quality resources, build caregivers knowledge of math and help caregivers advocate for students’ mathematics education, as well as build their capacity to understand mathematics.  

    Lead Speaker: Rob Nickerson
    Co-presenter: Andrea Kotowski

  • 3608
    Activate and Empower others through Mathematics Coaching

    Coaching Mathematics Teams - Which actions produce results?

    Wednesday 1:45pm - 2:45pm
    M106-107
    Regular Presentation
    General

    Teachers working in collaborative teams can greatly impact student learning.  How does a mathematics coach work with teams to strengthen the learning of both teachers and students? What are the foundational team actions required to do the work well?  How do protocols help teams make sense of standards, design common assessments, and analyze data and respond?  A coach is a key part of building team and teacher capacity to plan for and analyze student learning.

    Lead Speaker: Sarah Schuhl

  • 3612
    Activate Teachers as Leaders

    I’m All Ears - Listening to Understand Students’ Ways of Thinking in a Formative Setting

    Wednesday 1:45pm - 2:45pm
    M304
    Regular Presentation
    3-8 Upper Elementary/Middle

    By presenting a single task to students and leveraging it to elicit student conversations using clustered questioning around a formative assessment, teachers can better understand how their students are currently thinking about key ideas in mathematics. Learn how to guide instruction by using a progressive questioning strategy to elicit evidence of students’ ways of thinking about a topic or concept.

    Lead Speaker: Desiree Spikings
    Co-presenter: Fenesha Hubbard

  • 3615
    Activate and Empower others through Mathematics Coaching

    Teachers and math coaches can’t do it alone!  Coaching school administrators to nurture shifts in mathematics instruction

    Wednesday 1:45pm - 2:45pm
    INTL 1
    Regular Presentation
    Pk-2 Primary

    Teaching for understanding is not about thinking outside the box.  It’s about changing the box itself. Helping administrators harness their essential role in supporting shifts in mathematics instruction at their school.  Examine a planning conversation around a math experience and develop a plan for a reflecting conversation based on student work to support teacher growth. Leave with tools for how to support ongoing teacher development around mathematics embedded within the school day. 

    Lead Speaker: Rebeca Itzkowich
    Co-presenter: Veronica Castro
    Co-presenter: Julie Brookes

  • 3616
    Activate and Empower others through Mathematics Coaching

    Aspire, Activate, Amplify Teacher Leaders and Coaches: A Coaching Community

    Wednesday 1:45pm - 2:45pm
    INTL 2
    Regular Presentation
    General

    Is there a need for qualified math coaches in your area? Learn how a local coaching community was built to activate teacher leaders as mathematics coaches and to amplify skills of current mathematics coaches and became a statewide reality. Resources to develop content knowledge and pedagogy and leadership skills will be shared to assist you in creating a coaching community to develop and sustain mathematics coaches in your area and your state. 

    Lead Speaker: Carrie Plank
    Co-presenter: Sheila Holt
    Co-presenter: Lisa McDonough
    Co-presenter: LeShell Smith
    Co-presenter: Jeanne Simpson
    Co-presenter: Beth Balch

  • 3617
    Activate Leadership for Access and Equity

    How Our District Used Illustrative Mathematics Curriculum to Provide Access and Equity and Shift Beliefs About Teaching and Learning

    Wednesday 1:45pm - 2:45pm
    INTL 3
    Regular Presentation
    9-12 High School

    In this session, participants will engage in tasks from Illustrative Mathematics (IM) to promote discussion and collaboration to identify characteristics of tasks and practices that support access and equity. I will also share how we transitioned to IM to provide students’ access to a rigorous, meaningful curriculum; how our teachers apply high-leverage teaching practices and tasks that are meaningful and relevant; and how we provide support to meet the needs of each of our students.

    Lead Speaker: Judy Dunmire

  • 3618
    Activate and Empower others through Mathematics Coaching

    Building Understanding of Fractions through Number Lines: Interactive Ways to Support Teachers to Deepen Content Knowledge While Gaining Instructional Strategies

    Wednesday 1:45pm - 2:45pm
    INTL 4
    Regular Presentation
    3-8 Upper Elementary/Middle

    How can we engage teachers with student work and task analysis? Come solve fraction number line tasks and consider how you might use them with teachers. Deepen your understanding of critical aspects of the number line and how this model supports student fraction understanding. Plan to use these OGAP (the Ongoing Assessment Project) tasks and student work with teachers to develop the critical understandings they need to incorporate the number line model into their fraction instruction.

    Lead Speaker: Mary Abele-Austin
    Co-presenter: Karen Reinhardt

  • 3619
    Aspire to Bold Mathematics Leadership

    Cultivating Mathematics Leadership Through a Professional Learning Network

    Wednesday 1:45pm - 2:45pm
    INTL 5-6
    Regular Presentation
    General

    Creating leaders as change agents is vital as we turn challenges into opportunities in mathematics education, especially in our current contexts.  Join us as we share the evolving journey of our regional mathematics leadership cadre of K-12 coaches, teachers, and administrators who are putting research into practice through an annual multi-day professional learning experience. Participant discussion is encouraged as we continue in “collectively and collaboratively supporting one another in moving toward improved instruction” (NCTM, 2014).

    Lead Speaker: Stephanie Martin
    Co-presenter: Cynthia Callard
    Co-presenter: Jennifer Kruger
    Co-presenter: Melissa Staloff

  • 3621
    Activate Leadership for Access and Equity

    Language and Discourse as Tools for Access and Equity in Mathematics

    Wednesday 1:45pm - 2:45pm
    INTL 7-9
    Regular Presentation
    K-5 Elementary

    Language is a tool both for understanding mathematics & for sharing our understanding.  Particularly for students learning English and mathematics simultaneously, language serves as a gatekeeper.  This session will share guiding principles and specific strategies for supporting teachers who are building language and discourse in elementary mathematics classrooms.   Integrating best practices in literacy and mathematics, this session emphasizes tools for fully engaging every learner in rich mathematical tasks and discourse.  

    Lead Speaker: Sara Moore
    Co-presenter: Kimberly Hayden
    Co-presenter: William Bintz
    Co-presenter: Nara Olivas

  • 3624
    Aspire to Bold Mathematics Leadership

    Interweaving Multidimensional Professional Growth Opportunities: Structures for Developing Mathematics Leaders Who Support Thriving Learning Communities

    Wednesday 1:45pm - 2:45pm
    INTL 10
    Regular Presentation
    General

    Are you a mathematics coach, district leader, mathematics supervisor, or teacher leader who wants to create a thriving learning community in your school or district?  In this session, we promote expanding professional engagement to create a school and community culture where multiple stakeholders can continuously learn and interweave their evolving understanding of the teaching and learning of mathematics. We also introduce a philosophy and framework that supports collaboration, communication, and ongoing learning across all stakeholders. 

    Lead Speaker: Charlene Marchese
    Co-presenter: Anne Burgunder

  • 3701
    Activate Leadership for Access and Equity

    The Data Revolution, K-12

    Wednesday 3:00pm - 4:00pm
    Marquis C (Major)
    Spotlight Speaker
    General

    We are in an exciting time in terms of the knowledge we can all access, and the ways knowledge is being communicated. Our world is filled with data and data visualizations and a new, important goal for our teaching is to help students become data literate, learning to make sense of data in their lives and separate fact from fiction. All teachers can teach with a data perspective, integrating the ideas from data science into their teaching. Students can learn to ask questions that are meaningful to them, to explore and study patterns and to communicate with cool data visualizations. I am co-leading a K-12 data science initiative with Steve Levitt (economist & Freakonomics author), which is overseeing significant changes to K-8 content and high school mathematics pathways. The new proposed pathways hold the potential to disrupt the inequities that persist in mathematics and open STEM futures for diverse groups of students. Significant changes are afoot that I am excited to share with leaders. This session will share the big ideas of data science and a range of resources for teachers and leaders.

    Lead Speaker: Jo Boaler

  • 3705
    Aspire to Bold Mathematics Leadership

    Supporting the Development of Mathematics Coaches through an Online Professional Learning Model

    Wednesday 3:00pm - 4:00pm
    M103
    Regular Presentation
    General

    In this session we will describe the design of a fully online professional learning model to support mathematics coaches in rural districts to grow in their journey in mathematics leadership.  This model, grounded in content-focused coaching (e.g., West & Cameron, 2013), connects three different professional learning experiences for coaches. Participants will reflect on how each part of the online professional learning model, individually and as a whole, develops coaches as change agents in rural districts.

    Lead Speaker: Cynthia Callard
    Co-presenter: Ryan Gillespie
    Co-presenter: Jennifer Kruger

  • 3706
    Activate Teachers as Leaders

    A Pandemic PLC: How a Flipped Classroom Propelled Learning in High School Mathematics

    Wednesday 3:00pm - 4:00pm
    M104
    Regular Presentation
    6-12 Secondary

    When a teacher team sought solutions during the Covid19 crisis to lessen the load of in person/hybrid/virtual teaching, a coached PLC around the Flipped Classroom allowed us to proactively plan for high quality instruction everyday for every student. Learn how a global pandemic inspired innovation in instruction so all students could thrive!

    Lead Speaker: Angela Boratko
    Co-presenter: Michelle Kellogg

  • 3707
    Aspire to Bold Mathematics Leadership

    Practical Measures for Supporting Mathematics Leaders in Analyzing and Improving their Facilitation of Professional Learning Experiences

    Wednesday 3:00pm - 4:00pm
    M105
    Regular Presentation
    General

    Mathematics leaders who facilitate professional learning experiences for teachers often have limited ways to get systematic, targeted feedback about their practice. In this session, we will share practical measures of professional learning experiences and routines for analyzing the resulting data. The measures focus on key aspects of leading one-on-one coaching cycles and teacher collaborative meetings, and are intended to provide leaders with frequent feedback that enables them to assess and adjust their practice. 

    Lead Speaker: Cara Haines
    Co-presenter: Kara Jackson
    Co-presenter: Hannah Nieman
    Co-presenter: Zuhal Yilmaz
    Co-presenter: Nicholas Kochmanski
    Co-presenter: Paul Cobb
    Co-presenter: Hilda Borko