Math Solutions at NCSM Annual 2017

by Math Solutions Professional Learning Team, March 27th, 2017

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Join our Math Solutions team of authors and professional learning experts in San Antonio next week at NCSM Annual, April 3rd – 5th! We have a fantastic lineup of informative presentations in store for attendees, including sponsor showcases with Sherry Parrish and Ann Dominick, authors of Number Talks: Fractions, Decimals, and Percentages.

Check out our session schedule below and mark your calendars!

NCSM Sponsor Showcase 2017 Sherry Parrish & Ann Dominick

Monday, April 3rd

Changing Minds: Coaching for a Growth Mindset in Mathematics
11:15 AM-12:15 PM
Speaker: Sue Chapman
Location: Lone Star B | SESSION 1117

Successful schools share a culture of learning, not just for students, but also for all staff. When leaders partner with coaches and teachers in the learning process, transformation is possible. Join us on one district’s journey to engage the leadership in the mathematics instruction across the district.

Engaging Leadership: Supporting Mathematics Instruction
11:15 AM-12:15 PM
Speaker: Sandra Coulson, Diane Reynolds
Location: SEGUIN A-B | SESSION 1306

Successful schools share a culture of learning, not just for students, but also for all staff. When leaders partner with coaches and teachers in the learning process, transformation is possible. Join us on one district’s journey to engage the leadership in the mathematics instruction across the district.

Using Number Talks to Foster a Growth Mindset
1:45 PM-2:45 PM
Speaker: Sherry Parrish, Ann Dominick
Location: Presidio A | SESSION 1609
This session will explore how to foster a growth mindset in students through Number Talks. We will use classroom videos and examples of student thinking to analyze teacher moves that encourage a productive disposition, perseverance in problem-solving, and a willingness to explore and investigate ideas. Book signing immediately following at Booth 309.

 

Tuesday, April 4th

Using Number Talks to Foster a Growth Mindset
8:15 AM-9:15 PM
Speaker: Sherry Parrish, Ann Dominick
Location: Presidio A | SESSION 2109
This session will explore how to foster a growth mindset in students through Number Talks. We will use classroom videos and examples of student thinking to analyze teacher moves that encourage a productive disposition, perseverance in problem-solving, and a willingness to explore and investigate ideas. Book signing immediately following at Booth 309.

Designing a Job-Embedded Professional Learning Series That Supports a Growth Mindset of All Stakeholders
10:00-11:00 AM
Speakers: Lisa Rogers, Stephanie Reddick
Location: MISSION B | SESSION 2220

Improving the quality of students’ mathematical experiences, in conjunction with the intentionality of the Common Core, is not relegated to the teacher. If you are seeking a proven method for fostering meaningful mathematical experiences for students, come learn a multi-pronged coaching cycle of support that facilitates content-based, instructional, pedagogical, and mindset growth in teachers, instructional coaches, administrators, and parents.

Hot Topics II
10:15-11:00 AM
Speakers: Cathy Seeley, Zachary Champagne, Robert Q. Berry, III
Location: Texas A-C | SESSION 2230

Table 1 Dr. Berry will discuss culturally responsive teaching and how to move from theory to mathematics teaching practices. Table 2 Zak will discuss the importance of counting and the other early numeracy ideas, which deserve to be at the forefront of the mathematics education conversation. How is early numeracy situated in the research and literature, and what are the implications at the leadership and classroom level? Table 3 Fixing High School: Dr. Seeley will identify and consider the most compelling systemic issues related to improving mathematics teaching and learning to meet the needs of all high school students.

Are We Giving Up on High School?
11:15-12:15 AM
Speakers: Cathy Seeley
Location: Texas D | SESSION 2302

With all the emphasis on accumulating college credits in high school via Advanced Placement (AP), early college courses, etc., are we missing the opportunity to do a better job of offering students a rich high school education that’s both broad and deep? Too many students are leaving high school unprepared for whatever comes next. How can we truly give all students the kind of mathematics education that prepares them to thrive after high school?

 

Formative Assessment: Helping Teachers and Students Become Partners in the Support of Student Learning
2:15-3:15 PM
Speakers: Gloria Weinberg, Nikki LaLonde
Location: BONHAM E | SESSION 2514

To increase student learning, we must understand how students learn mathematics. As we teach, we assess, and as we assess, we teach. Formative assessment and instruction are interwoven together in complimentary ways to increase student learning. Mathematics leaders and coaches will learn how to support teachers toward incorporating formative assessment naturally into their planning and delivery of instruction.

 

Wednesday, April 5th

Follow the Standards to Algebra Readiness
8:45-9:45 AM
Speakers: Lu Ann Weynand, Amy Mayfield
Location: INDEPENDENCE | SESSION 3115

Algebra readiness is a topic of concern in all school districts. This session supports leaders in developing ways of thinking about arithmetic that strengthens students’ understanding, develops computational fluency, and prepares them for formal algebra in later grades. Experience mathematical tasks and examine student work that focus on thinking relationally about equality, generalizing about the operations, and the value of representation.

Talk, Talk, Talk, Talk, Talk: Engaging Students in Mathematical Discourse
3:30-4:30 PM
Speakers: Le’Vada Gray, Nikki LaLonde
Location: TRAVIS C-D | SESSION 3608

To deepen mathematical understanding, the Standards for Mathematical Practice require students to construct viable arguments and critique the reasoning of others, reason abstractly and quantitatively, and attend to precision. Communication is at the heart of the practices. Mathematics leaders and coaches will learn how to support teachers with engaging students in mathematical discourse.

 

Curiosity and Collaboration: The Power of Divergent Problems
3:30-4:30 PM
Speakers: Lisa Bush, Treve Brinkman, Michael Gould
Location: LONE STAR A | SESSION 3616

Curiosity is a basic human drive. How do we tap into our naturally curious nature in mathematics classrooms? Join us to explore the power of divergent problems and the curiosity they can generate in a diverse group of students.

We’ll have many online giveaways during NCSM for those who can’t be there in person. Check back on the Math Solutions blog for more details!

 

 

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