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Welcome to California Mathematics Council - South’s 2015 Annual Conference Program!
This year’s conference is in Fabulous Palm Springs, Friday, November 6 and Saturday, November 7!
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Friday, November 6
 

8:30am

100: Using Technology to Increase Conceptual Understanding in Algebra and Geometry
Many topics in algebra and geometry are difficult to address conceptually and tend to be taught procedurally. WeÕll explore interactive applets that let students Ònotice and wonderÓ, talk about mathematical situations, and develop conceptual understandings of triangle properties, linear equations, systems of equations, and factoring trinomials. _x000B__x000B_EVALUATION POLL CODE:

Speakers
avatar for Annie Fetter

Annie Fetter

The Math Forum at NCTM
I'm the longest-tenured staff member of the Math Forum. I worked on the project that produced the first version of the Geometer's Sketchpad® dynamic mathematics software and was a consultant for Key Curriculum Press for many years. My current work focuses on the development of children's... Read More →


Friday November 6, 2015 8:30am - 9:59am
PSCC-Primrose A

8:30am

199: Vendor Presentation
Friday November 6, 2015 8:30am - 10:00am
Renaissance-Cactus

8:30am

140: Deepen Fractional Thinking within a Blended 'Learning Pit'
Participants will experience "go deep" learning that provides language and tools to "grapple" with Fractions and Operations.Ê Presenters will model whole-class learning with built-in differentiation.Ê BYOD to access "smart not hard" online lessons!_x000B__x000B_EVALUATION POLL CODE:


Friday November 6, 2015 8:30am - 10:00am
PSCC-Mesquite A

8:30am

141: Mini-Assessments: Shine a Light on Student Understanding
Engage with mini-assessments that weave together the instructional shifts and criteria for high-quality assessment. These free resources can provide a snapshot of student progress through grade level content and target each of the aspects of rigor._x000B__x000B_EVALUATION POLL CODE:

Speakers

Friday November 6, 2015 8:30am - 10:00am
Renaissance-Andreas

8:30am

142: Using William's Taxonomy to Spark Deeper Understanding
William's Taxonomy offers a fresh and creative way to approach building Mathematical Practices. This session will offer hands-on, practical strategies to engage learners in thoughtful, creative practice. _x000B__x000B_EVALUATION POLL CODE:

Speakers

Friday November 6, 2015 8:30am - 10:00am
Renaissance-Pueblo B

8:30am

143: Buddy Teachers + Buddy Classrooms = Math Success
Come with your teaching partner from primary and learn the best fact fluency games for cross graded settings. For older students it deepens their math understanding as they teach k-2 students, Everyone practices! A win/win. Gameboards provided._x000B__x000B_EVALUATION POLL CODE:

Speakers
JF

Jane Felling

Educator, Box Cars and One-Eyed Jacks
Jane is co-author of the award winning Box Cars and One-Eyed Jacks series and has been doing workshops in the area of games as a teaching strategy for over 25 years. She has conducted workshops across North America for K - 8 contracts and has been a featured speaker at the National... Read More →



Friday November 6, 2015 8:30am - 10:00am
Hilton-Horizon I

8:30am

144: Sparking Deeper Understanding of Fractions for Every Student
Speaker will offer strategies and tools to develop deep understanding of fractions, focusing on fractions as numbers, equivalent fractions, operations with fractions, and decimal notation. She will engage attendees with real-world fraction problems._x000B__x000B_EVALUATION POLL CODE:

Speakers
avatar for Donna Knoell

Donna Knoell

Educational Consultant
Dr. Donna L. Knoell is an esteemed, highly sought after speaker and technology and educational consultant who works with schools, school districts, and teachers to help them improve their instructional programs, with special emphasis on advancing achievement and engagement for Gifted... Read More →


Friday November 6, 2015 8:30am - 10:00am
Hilton-Horizon II

8:30am

145: Counting Collections: Developing Number Sense with Fractions
Counting complex collections in the Upper grades enriches and deepens our work in developing number concepts and key mathematical properties. This session will focus on why we devote time out of our full math curriculum to count with older students._x000B__x000B_EVALUATION POLL CODE:


Friday November 6, 2015 8:30am - 10:00am
Hilton-Plaza C

8:30am

153: Doodle to Show What You Know
How might we encourage students to show thinking, uncovering questions & misconceptions? What if we explore conceptual development of tough-to-teach/learn topics in middle grades using technology & visual note-taking? Come join the Doodle Revolution!

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 3026

Speakers
avatar for Jill Gough

Jill Gough

Director of Teaching and Learning, Trinity School
Jill Gough learns, serves, and teaches as the Director of Teaching and Learning at Trinity School, an independent, co-educational elementary school located in northwest Atlanta, Georgia, serving ages three through sixth grade. Jill transitioned to Trinity School from The Westminster... Read More →
avatar for Jennifer Wilson

Jennifer Wilson

Mathematics Teacher & Curriculum Specialist, Rankin County School District
bit.ly/slowmathtrig bit.ly/AccessibleSMPs Teacher & Learner of mathematics. Live sustainably at First Fruits Farm with chickens, donkey, dog, cat, kitten, 2 daughters, and husband. Use technology in classroom to make my students' thinking visible.


Friday November 6, 2015 8:30am - 10:00am
PSCC-Smoke Tree D

8:30am

156: Teaching Statistics in the Middle School Classroom
Embrace uncertainty! Teach statistics in a fun and relevant way to your middle students! Teachers will walk away with ready-to-use classroom activities and a new understanding of how to orchestrate student understanding of statistics.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 3040

Speakers
JJ

Jessica Jordan

Pomona Unified School District
BD

Brisia De La Rosa

Pomona Unified School District


Friday November 6, 2015 8:30am - 10:00am
Hard Rock-Palladium South

8:30am

157: We Need to Reason Why: Division of Fractions
Lets investigate how we model division of fractions through the Common Core State Standards. We will trace how to teach the development throughout the grades. The Standards for Mathematical Practice will also be addressed.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 3051

Speakers
CW

Carmen Whitman

Mathematics For All Consulting


Friday November 6, 2015 8:30am - 10:00am
Hard Rock-Woodstock Two

8:30am

158: Ratios/Proportions in the Common Core Classroom
Struggling to have your students make sense of ratios/proportions? In this session, participants will see how to encourage students to model ratios/proportions in the Common Core classroom so that they can make sense of the math involved.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 3094

Speakers
avatar for Thomas Lau

Thomas Lau

Science Teacher, Baldwin Park USD
Have been teaching for 15+ years at Baldwin Park USD. Work with all level of students from Elementary to High School. I have worked on Math and Science Curriculum for the school district. Always actively searching for proven methods to increase student learning and then share them... Read More →
CK

Caroline Kwak Lau

Curriculum Specialist, Baldwin Park USD



Friday November 6, 2015 8:30am - 10:00am
Hard Rock-Woodstock Three

8:30am

160: Proportional Reasoning: 3 Strategies to Spark Engagement
Come experience three activities that engage students in concept development and practice of proportional reasoning: "poster problems," a "blank paper lesson," and a "big square puzzle." Take-away lessons included!_x000B__x000B_EVALUATION POLL CODE:

Speakers
avatar for Shelley Kriegler

Shelley Kriegler

President, Center for Mathematics and Teaching
Dr. Shelley Kriegler was a middle and high school math teacher for 20 years. She then joined the UCLA Mathematics Department as the Director of the Math Content Programs for Teachers where she created and taught courses for teachers who wanted to earn authorizations to teach middle... Read More →
CR

Cynthia Raff

Center for Mathematics and Teaching


Friday November 6, 2015 8:30am - 10:00am
PSCC-Mesquite D

8:30am

161: Use Cubes as a Setting for Your Problem Solving
A cube is the starting point for many rich problems. Stack cubes, count cubes, paint cubes and do some real math at the same time. Work out a dozen classic cube contest problems. Take home these and more than 50 additional problems._x000B__x000B_EVALUATION POLL CODE:

Speakers
DM

Dennis Mulhearn

retired (39 years experience), Valley Stream Central HSD (retired)


Friday November 6, 2015 8:30am - 10:00am
PSCC-Mesquite H

8:30am

162: Rich Real World Problems
These engaging problems provide a context you can use to make conceptual understanding more tangible. WeÕll do a problem and discuss how to help students articulate their mathematical thinking in writing as well as options for assessing their work._x000B__x000B_EVALUATION POLL CODE:

Speakers
avatar for Robert Kaplinsky

Robert Kaplinsky

robertkaplinsky.com
Hi, I’m Robert. I’ve been an educator since 2003 as a classroom teacher, teacher specialist for Downey Unified School District, instructor for the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), and presenter at conferences around the world.


Friday November 6, 2015 8:30am - 10:00am
PSCC-Primrose B

8:30am

163: Algebra Intervention Rigor Problem Solving and the CCSS
WhatÕs rigor? Examine essential elements for conceptually based algebra intervention that support the CCSS, embeds SMPs, emphasizing discourse, problem solving & writing. EL & PLC friendly. Do math, receive material that models the CCSS assessments_x000B__x000B_EVALUATION POLL CODE:

Speakers
avatar for Mardi Gale

Mardi Gale

Senior Research Associate, WestEd


Friday November 6, 2015 8:30am - 10:00am
Renaissance-Catalina

8:30am

171: Under Construction: A Different Perspective
Use the properties of quadrilaterals as the basis for all types of geometric constructions. Approach constructions from a different perspective than the "old skool" way. Gain ideas to promote conceptual understanding rather than memorizing steps.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 3109

Speakers
SR

Stephen Roeder

Oceanside Unified Schools



Friday November 6, 2015 8:30am - 10:00am
PSCC-Mesquite D
  • Session Number 171
  • Location ( Hotel ) PSCC

8:30am

172: Sense-making the Ultimate Intervention
The call to build procedural fluency on a foundation of conceptual understanding helps struggling students the most. Come learn how to orchestrate instruction to help these students be successful learners.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 3110

Speakers
BK

Barbara Kuehl

author and consultant, Mathematics Vision Project
avatar for Janet Sutorius

Janet Sutorius

author and consultant, Mathematics Vision Project
We offer more than 200 rich tasks and they are free! If you are using the MVP curriculum or are interested in it, ask about professional development. Our professional development shows teachers how to use task-based instruction in their classroom. It embodies the 8 Teaching Practices... Read More →


Quiz docx

Friday November 6, 2015 8:30am - 10:00am
PSCC-Mesquite E
  • Strategies Eq
  • Session Number 172
  • Location ( Hotel ) PSCC

8:30am

173: Discover M3 Concept- Making Math Meaningful
Discover how to incorporate Standards for Mathematical Practice in math content to broaden the goal of math education from mere mastery of algorithms to development of critical thinking & problem solving skills through a theme based lesson plan

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 3112

Speakers
avatar for Deepika Srivastava

Deepika Srivastava

STEAM & Innovation Coordinator, Redlands Unified School District


Friday November 6, 2015 8:30am - 10:00am
PSCC-Smoke Tree B

8:30am

174: Orchestrating A Desire in Your Students to Learn Statistics
We will be doing activities to increase your students' conceptual understanding of statistics by calculating residuals, creating upper and lower bounds of predictions, and creating a unique line of best fit called the least squares regression lines.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 3129

Speakers
CE

CPM Educational Program

Regional Coordinator, College Preparatory Mathematics (CPM)
CPM offers grades 6-calculus math texts using problem based learning in student centered classroom. We support our materials with eight days of professional development led by classroom teachers.


Friday November 6, 2015 8:30am - 10:00am
PSCC-Smoke Tree C
  • Strategies Eq, ELL
  • Session Number 174
  • Location ( Hotel ) PSCC

8:30am

175: Transformation Geometry Immediate Interactive Investigation
Students discover the geometry in 15 seconds! Get hands-on experience using a handheld, iPad, or computer software, students will become engaged quickly and deeply. Get a free complete unit of materials for grades 8-10 and see how to implement.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 3467

Speakers
avatar for Tom Reardon

Tom Reardon

Mathematics Instructor, Fitch HS/Youngstown State Univ
I like to integrate problem solving, rich tasks, excellent questioning techniques, standards, and appropriate technologies. Technologies that I use include iPads and math apps, SMART Boards, and TI technologies.I am currently working on some interactive activities that help students... Read More →


Friday November 6, 2015 8:30am - 10:00am
PSCC-Smoke Tree E

8:30am

176: Check for Understanding with Student Created Videos
Let students do all the work! Have them create video tutorials. Use their submissions to check for understanding and provide intervention for deeper/clearer understanding

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 3486

Speakers
avatar for Princess Choi

Princess Choi

Math Teacher, Perris UHSD
I am a Math and Computer Science teacher at a Title One school. Let's talk about how we can help students get motivated. How can we help these students do better?


Friday November 6, 2015 8:30am - 10:00am
PSCC-Smoke Tree F

8:30am

177: How NORMAL are we EXPECTED to be?
Participants will engage in classroom ready activities that deepen student understanding of expected value and normal distribution related to the Common Core State Standards for the Algebra 2 curriculum. Bring your handheld calculator.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 3981

Speakers
RL

Robin Levine-Wissing

University of California Riverside Extension
RM

Rhoda McInerney

Teacher, Glenbrook North High School



Friday November 6, 2015 8:30am - 10:00am
Renaissance-Mojave Lrng Ctr

8:30am

178: Using the Math Practices to Focus Teacher Inquiry
We will explore how teachers can collaborate using the Standards for Mathematical Practice to support student learning and deepen their professional learning about mathematics, pedagogy and have a lens for formative assessment.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 3987

Speakers
MS

Michael Simone

New Visions for Public Schools
MT

Matthew Taylor

Instructional Specialist Mathematics, New Visions for Public Schools



Friday November 6, 2015 8:30am - 10:00am
Renaissance-Sierra

8:30am

179: Move and Groove in the Classroom with Engaging Activities
Get students moving and talking with activities that will not only engage, but support all levels of student learning. Activities give teachers informal assessments of student progress. Student work will be examined and resources provided.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 3992

Speakers
MC

Marcella Cook

Colton Joint Unified School District
avatar for Linda Faulk

Linda Faulk

Teacher, Colton JUSD
Math, Math and more Math. I am currently doing a lot of reading about brain research and how to structure classroom lessons to take advantage of how students learn. I love to hear about activities that get and keep kids engaged and topics that teachers find difficult. When we share... Read More →



Friday November 6, 2015 8:30am - 10:00am
Hard Rock-Palladium North

8:30am

195: Orchestrating the FTC Conversation: Explore Prove Apply
We will use an inquiry-based approach to teach this central topic in Calculus: first generating the intuitive conceptual sense through targeted exploration; defining & proving; finally tapping into a rich mix of contexts and writing exercises.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 4253

Speakers
BF

Brent Ferguson

The Lawrenceville School
Ask me for a copy of my compilation of favorite mathy books. I'll have plenty with me throughout the weekend. : )I've taught for 20+ years in all HS course levels, in public and private, East coast and west, all-boys and coed. I now teach lots of Calculus and grade AP exams in June...it's... Read More →



Friday November 6, 2015 8:30am - 10:00am
PSCC-Mesquite B

8:30am

196: Taming the AP Statistics Investigative Task
The investigative task asks students to transfer their statistical understanding to a novel setting. In this session, we’ll examine strategies based on the mathematical practice standards to help students tackle these outside-the-box questions.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 4285

Speakers
avatar for Daren Starnes

Daren Starnes

Math Department Chair, The Lawrenceville School
The Lawrenceville School



Friday November 6, 2015 8:30am - 10:00am
Hard Rock-Roxy One

8:30am

180: Close Reading with Graphs
Using well-known controversial graphs on climate change, participants will use close reading techniques to dig deeper into data representations and misrepresentations. _x000B__x000B_EVALUATION POLL CODE:

Speakers

Friday November 6, 2015 8:30am - 10:00am
Hard Rock-Palladium North

8:30am

181: Writing Activities That Help Deepen Student Understanding
Seven specific levels of note-taking and writing activities will be presented. The activities are non-reflective and have been refined over the past 3 decades. Help your students write sophisticated, eloquent sentences about their work!_x000B__x000B_EVALUATION POLL CODE:

Speakers
DR

Dr. Robert Gerver

North Shore Schools (retired)



Friday November 6, 2015 8:30am - 10:00am
Hard Rock-Palladium South

8:30am

182: Using Proofs in AP Calc to Spark Engagement & Understanding
Attendees will learn to introduce an idea through a central question, motivate with context, prove the result, then apply it. This workshop teaches to nudge conversations with inquiry to generate understanding. Handouts will include all proofs._x000B__x000B_EVALUATION POLL CODE:

Speakers
BF

Brent Ferguson

The Lawrenceville School
Ask me for a copy of my compilation of favorite mathy books. I'll have plenty with me throughout the weekend. : )I've taught for 20+ years in all HS course levels, in public and private, East coast and west, all-boys and coed. I now teach lots of Calculus and grade AP exams in June...it's... Read More →



Friday November 6, 2015 8:30am - 10:00am
Hard Rock-Roxy

8:30am

183: 5 Fantastic Activities for Stats
Great activities for CC and AP Stats. This interactive session will provide participants with classroom ready materials. These activities are engaging and ensure that students have a deeper understanding of statistical ideas._x000B__x000B_EVALUATION POLL CODE:

Speakers
avatar for Jared Derksen

Jared Derksen

Teacher Specialist, Mathematics, Chaffey JUHSD


Friday November 6, 2015 8:30am - 10:00am
Hard Rock-Roxy One

8:30am

184: Conceptual to Procedural: Reversing Your Ideas of Inverse
What are the underlying concepts related to inverses? How can we link the conceptual to the procedural so strongly that if a student didnÕt remember the procedure they could come up with it because they know the concept so well? _x000B__x000B_EVALUATION POLL CODE:

Speakers
BK

Barbara Kuehl

author and consultant, Mathematics Vision Project
avatar for Janet Sutorius

Janet Sutorius

author and consultant, Mathematics Vision Project
We offer more than 200 rich tasks and they are free! If you are using the MVP curriculum or are interested in it, ask about professional development. Our professional development shows teachers how to use task-based instruction in their classroom. It embodies the 8 Teaching Practices... Read More →


Friday November 6, 2015 8:30am - 10:00am
PSCC-Mesquite B

8:30am

185: Deepening Algebraic Thinking and Understanding
Learn strategies to help students make coherent connections and deepen their conceptual understanding. Hand-outs will be provided that teachers can use to help students retain the concepts and skills to improve their mathematical growth mindset._x000B__x000B_EVALUATION POLL CODE:

Speakers
AR

Al Rabanera

Fullerton Joint Union High School District


Friday November 6, 2015 8:30am - 10:00am
PSCC-Mesquite E

8:30am

186: What Math is Important in ÒAlgebra II and PreCalculusÓ?
What should students know to be prepared for career and collegiate math? Why are concepts like logarithms important and how can we make sure students really understand them? What is the role of dynamic interactive technology in making this happen?_x000B__x000B_EVALUATION POLL CODE:

Speakers
GB

Gail Burrill

Michigan State Univ


Friday November 6, 2015 8:30am - 10:00am
PSCC-Mesquite F

8:30am

187: Sparking the SMPs Ð Make Sense Reason and Model
From manipulatives to algebra, geometry, and technology - explore rich problems from math history and data collection activities designed to help students engage in the Standards for Mathematical Practice and make math/science connections._x000B__x000B_EVALUATION POLL CODE:

Speakers
BG

Betty Gasque

Mathematics Consultant, Retired Mathematics Teacher, Mathematics Consultant


Friday November 6, 2015 8:30am - 10:00am
PSCC-Smoke Tree B

8:30am

188: Do Not Become un-ÔHingedÕ Learn to Diagnose!
Looking for tech-y formative assessment tools to guide teacher and student moves during a lesson? Come examine Hinge Questions as a formative assessment strategy, and digital tools that will support its implementation. Bring a device and/or laptop._x000B__x000B_EVALUATION POLL CODE:

Speakers
CL

Celine Liu

Math Specialist / Coach, Alameda County Office of Education


Friday November 6, 2015 8:30am - 10:00am
PSCC-Smoke Tree D

8:30am

189: Constructions Portfolio: Spark it Digitally
Constructing figures along with some tech-help is a great way to showcase the "old-with-new" methods of teaching for a deeper understanding. Come explore how to expand your construction skills and make it digitally spark!_x000B__x000B_EVALUATION POLL CODE:

Speakers

Friday November 6, 2015 8:30am - 10:00am
Renaissance-Sierra

8:30am

150: At the intersection of not very-traveled roads
In this session the regular pentagon will be the master of ceremonies guiding our integration of school mathematics with the MPs, creating meaningful connections among school ideas, between mathematical ideas and other subjects, and with daily life._x000B__x000B_EVALUATION POLL CODE:

Speakers
avatar for Greisy Winicki Landman

Greisy Winicki Landman

Professor, Dept of Mathematics and Statistics



Friday November 6, 2015 8:30am - 10:00am
Hard Rock-Woodstock One

8:30am

151: Language Thinking and Mathematics
LetÕs explore the role of language and thinking in the mathematics classroom. What are some challenges? How might we begin to overcome them? What do our students experience? How do we connect student ideas to the mathematics we seek to teach them?_x000B__x000B_EVALUATION POLL CODE:

Speakers
JG

Javier Garcia

Mathematics Specialist, Tulare COE


Friday November 6, 2015 8:30am - 10:00am
Hard Rock-Woodstock Three

8:30am

152: How to do Groupwork Poorly...or Not (the sequel)
Many teachers unknowingly create problems in the way they do group work with their students. Teachers in this workshop will learn how to structure group work in order to create discourse communities that engage high and low-achieving students._x000B__x000B_EVALUATION POLL CODE:

Speakers
avatar for Jeremy Hansuvadha

Jeremy Hansuvadha

Teacher: The Art of Mathematics & IMP, California School of the Arts
I am immensely fascinated with IMP, Complex Instruction, mistakes, The Beatles, sports analytics, A Song of Ice and Fire/Game of Thrones, punk/metal, Dan Meyer, the Seattle Seahawks, bass guitar, and ska/reggae.



Friday November 6, 2015 8:30am - 10:00am
Hard Rock-Woodstock Two

8:30am

154: Deeper Understanding for High School Special Ed Students
Participants will experience strategies proven to work with Special Education students in mathematics. Station activities will provide cognitive challenges many students struggle with in Math 1 and Algebra I._x000B__x000B_EVALUATION POLL CODE:

Speakers
avatar for Dianne DeMille

Dianne DeMille

Mathematics Consultant, JenDi Consultants
How can we support students who struggle in high school to achieve Common Core Mathematics: including Special Ed, English Learners, and All students who struggle to learn mathematics?
JM

Jennifer Munoz

Redlands Unified School District


Friday November 6, 2015 8:30am - 10:00am
PSCC-Smoke Tree A
  • Session Number ELL
  • Location ( Hotel ) 154
  • Tags PSCC

8:30am

155: Watch Your Language: Spark Understanding Thru Conversation
Join us for an interactive session to use projects, tasks and activities in the classroom that will spark engagement and conversation about math concepts. Easily differentiated to different levels and topics. Handouts Included._x000B__x000B_EVALUATION POLL CODE:

Speakers
MC

Marcella Cook

Colton Joint Unified School District
avatar for Linda Faulk

Linda Faulk

Teacher, Colton JUSD
Math, Math and more Math. I am currently doing a lot of reading about brain research and how to structure classroom lessons to take advantage of how students learn. I love to hear about activities that get and keep kids engaged and topics that teachers find difficult. When we share... Read More →


Friday November 6, 2015 8:30am - 10:00am
PSCC-Smoke Tree C

8:30am

110: Analyzing Strong Math Instructional Practices through Video
Classroom observations can be a powerful tool to build understanding of strong mathematical instructional practices. Come learn about and explore free comprehensive PD modules centered around exemplar moments captured in video. _x000B__x000B_EVALUATION POLL CODE:

Speakers
SC

Shelbi Cole

Student Achievement Partners



Friday November 6, 2015 8:30am - 10:00am
PSCC-Mesquite G

8:30am

111: Model Classrooms: Innovating with Technology and Mathematics
Use technology to deepen mathematical understanding for all students. Explore our model classrooms as a vehicle for sharing best practices with technology. Learn strategies and tools to spark student discourse in a technology rich environment._x000B__x000B_EVALUATION POLL CODE:


Friday November 6, 2015 8:30am - 10:00am
PSCC-Smoke Tree E

8:30am

112: Create Dynamic Digital Learning Experiences with Google
Learn to use Google Apps and a LMS to package instruction and authentic assessment, virtual field trips, Math in 3 Acts... into rich learning experiences for students. Capitalize on technology resources to engage students in a productive struggle._x000B__x000B_EVALUATION POLL CODE:



Friday November 6, 2015 8:30am - 10:00am
PSCC-Smoke Tree F

8:30am

113: Fostering Problem Solving
The 1st SMP is for students to make sense of problems and preserve. Engaging a heterogeneous class in problem solving and perseverance is the most difficult challenge for teachers. Strategies, materials and tools for problem solving will be shared._x000B__x000B_EVALUATION POLL CODE:

Speakers
avatar for David Foster

David Foster

Executive Director, Silicon Valley Mathematics Initiative
David Foster is the executive director of the Silicon Valley Mathematics Initiative (SVMI) comprised of over 160 member districts in the greater San Francisco Bay Area. Besides the intensive work in California, SVMI consults across the country including New York, Illinois, Massachusetts... Read More →


Friday November 6, 2015 8:30am - 10:00am
Renaissance-Madera

8:30am

114: Design Thinking To Spark Creativity and Deeper Understanding
ÒDesign ThinkingÓ is a platform to discover and solve problems. Students can use it to dive deeply into problems, develop unique solutions, and learn the math content. We will share our structure for creating standards-based design thinking projects._x000B__x000B_EVALUATION POLL CODE:

Speakers
avatar for Ellen Crews

Ellen Crews

Teacher & Design Lead, Vista Unified School District



Friday November 6, 2015 8:30am - 10:00am
Renaissance-Mojave Lrng Ctr

8:30am

116: Mathematics + Integrated ELD = Access and Deep Understanding
Do you need to ignite your math support for English Learners? Deepen your understanding of CA Integrated and Designated ELD and discuss strategies to provide access for all students. Spark your thinking as you design an Integrated ELD lesson._x000B__x000B_EVALUATION POLL CODE:

Speakers
avatar for Christine Roberts

Christine Roberts

Mathematics Staff Development and Curriculum Specialist, Tulare County Office of Education
I have a passion for teaching and learning mathematics. Discovering how others think about and approach problems interests me. I love to hear mathematical thinking from students to better understand how they see and do mathematics.
avatar for Stephanie Verners

Stephanie Verners

Math Consultant, Tulare County Office of Education



Friday November 6, 2015 8:30am - 10:00am
Renaissance-Santa Rosa

8:30am

130: 'How Do They Relate? Teaching Students to Connect Ideas'
Many students see math as a series of discrete topics, rather than a landscape of interconnected concepts. We'll analyze transcripts, problems, and student work from different classes to develop powerful strategies to teach relational thinking._x000B__x000B_EVALUATION POLL CODE:

Speakers

Friday November 6, 2015 8:30am - 10:00am
Hilton-Palm Canyon

8:30am

131: Speed kills...student achievement: What's the alternative?
Teachers are told timed tests are detrimental to students but whatÕs the alternative? In this session, we will explore different ways of conceptually achieving automaticity without using memorization and stressful methods to learn math facts._x000B__x000B_EVALUATION POLL CODE:

Speakers
avatar for Sean Nank

Sean Nank

Adjunct Professor/Researcher/Author, American College of Education
I am a mathematics educator, Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching recipient, author, researcher, and consultant. I am a core faculty member at the American College of Education, adjunct professor at California State University San Marcos, and... Read More →


Friday November 6, 2015 8:30am - 10:00am
Hilton-Tapestry

8:30am

132: Sparking Deeper Understanding in ELs: It Is Possible!
Can teachers have rigor and emphasize the math standards to spark deeper understanding for ELs? Yes they can! The session presents features of effective lesson design for ELs and then models how to implement them in a lesson taught in Portuguese._x000B__x000B_EVALUATION POLL CODE:

Speakers

Friday November 6, 2015 8:30am - 10:00am
PSCC-Mesquite C
  • Session Number ELL
  • Location ( Hotel ) 132
  • Tags PSCC

8:30am

133: Promoting DepthÊThrough Students' Representations
It's one thing to promote multiple strategies, but what do we do withÊkids' strategiesÊafter they come out? Research-basedÊsolutions are here, along with tasksÊyou canÊuse next week._x000B__x000B_EVALUATION POLL CODE:

Speakers
avatar for Ryan Dent

Ryan Dent

Regional Math Specialist, Lake Elsinore USD


Friday November 6, 2015 8:30am - 10:00am
Renaissance-Chino B

8:30am

109: Supporting Teachers to Deepen Classroom Discourse
Are you a coach, or working with coaches, to support teachers in developing and deepening classroom discourse? Do you want support in your work? Join us to gain resources to help your teachers implement mathematical discourse._x000B__x000B_EVALUATION POLL CODE:

Speakers
MM

Melanie Maxwell

Mathematics Coach, Riverside Unified School District


Friday November 6, 2015 8:30am - 10:00am
Renaissance-Pueblo A

8:30am

115: Performance Tasks & Rubrics for Primary Grades
Come hear about how primary students can engage in rich tasks that promote problem solving and reasoning and allow for multiple entry points, representations and solution strategies.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 49610

Speakers
avatar for Pia Hansen

Pia Hansen

Director of Professional Development, Math Learning Center



Friday November 6, 2015 8:30am - 10:00am
Hilton-Plaza A

8:30am

117: Counting & Number Sense with Young Children
In this session we will explore different ways that young children develop number sense via counting, and how we support them in the discovery of wide range of strategies that helps them to demonstrate their thinking.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 49646

Speakers
RT

Rosie Torres

UCLA Lab School


Friday November 6, 2015 8:30am - 10:00am
Hilton-Plaza C
  • Strand CGI
  • Strategies Eq
  • Session Number 117
  • Location ( Hotel ) Hilton

8:30am

118: Developing Problem Solvers in the Primary Classrooms
How do you teach young students to engage in problem solving? This workshop will provide strategies to help students develop a mathematical mindset and problem solving skills. Experience these strategies firsthand and see evidence of student work.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 49743

Speakers
avatar for Jeff Linder

Jeff Linder

Math Specialist, Montecito USD
Thinking Routines Problem Solving UCSB Mathemaics Project Number Talks
AS

Abbey Shaw Linder

Rio School District



Friday November 6, 2015 8:30am - 10:00am
Hilton-Plaza D

8:30am

120: Growth Mindset in a CGI Inspired Classroom
This PD shares activities and strategies promoting a classroom culture supporting conversation, exploration, and a mindset celebrating success and mistakes. Class videos show productive struggle and student ownership in a CGI inspired class._x000B__x000B_EVALUATION POLL CODE:

Speakers
avatar for Gordon Smoire

Gordon Smoire

Teacher, LAUSD
I have taught Kinder through Second grades in LAUSD for the last 18 years. My interest is conceptual learning and creating a classroom culture that accepts success and mistakes. I use concepts from trainings that I have attended in CGI through UCLA, as well as concepts from a Growth... Read More →


Friday November 6, 2015 8:30am - 10:00am
Hard Rock-Roxy Two

8:30am

121: Kindergarten - the Initial Hook of a Math Journey
Two teachers set out to engage kindergarten students, promote conversation and instill a joy in learning. Adapting routines from MTBoS, we prepare our students to be critical thinkers by making big connections, seeing patterns, and building numeracy._x000B__x000B_EVALUATION POLL CODE:

Speakers
avatar for Kristen Acosta

Kristen Acosta

TOSA- K-6 Math Coach, West Covina Unified School District
K-6 Math Coach, middle school teacher, #MTBoS



Friday November 6, 2015 8:30am - 10:00am
Hilton-Plaza A

8:30am

122: Our CGI Journey
We have been bit by the CGI bug! We are excited to share our two year journey of learning CGI with other teachers that want to create a deeper understanding of math with K-2 students. _x000B__x000B_EVALUATION POLL CODE:


Friday November 6, 2015 8:30am - 10:00am
Hilton-Plaza B

8:30am

123: Developing Mathematical Concepts for ALL Early Learners
Learn research-based strategies to introduce the language of mathematics to engage ALL students as they build mathematical conceptual understanding. Experience hands-on manipulative activities, games, and Children's Literature connections._x000B__x000B_EVALUATION POLL CODE:


Friday November 6, 2015 8:30am - 10:00am
Hilton-Plaza D

8:30am

124: Implementing Number Talks in the Primary Classroom
Primary teachers will learn how to use Number Talks to develop their students' mathematical fluency in the Common Core classroom. You'll learn how to expand students' mental math abilities and you watch videos of children engaged in Number Talks._x000B__x000B_EVALUATION POLL CODE:

Speakers

Friday November 6, 2015 8:30am - 10:00am
Renaissance-San Jacinto

8:30am

125: Rock Your Math Class
Teach number sense, counting, place value, math facts, time, skip counting and so much more_x000B_with easy-to use games, songs, and strategies. Join us for a fast-paced session that will get your math class rockin'! Prizes! Handouts! Fun!_x000B__x000B_EVALUATION POLL CODE:


Friday November 6, 2015 8:30am - 10:00am
Renaissance-Ventura

8:30am

101: Principles to Actions: Ensuring Mathematical Success for All
Principles to Actions is NCTM’s latest landmark publication. This session will provide an overview of the six principles and the actions needed to overcome the obstacles that have stood in the way of making mathematics work for all students.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 48038

Speakers
avatar for Matt Larson

Matt Larson

President-Elect, NCTM
Matt Larson is the K-12 mathematics curriculum specialist for the Lincoln Public Schools in Lincoln, NE. He is a member of the IES What Works Clearing House panel on Improving Algebra Skills. He is the co-author of numerous professional books, including: Administrator’s Guide: Interpreting... Read More →


Friday November 6, 2015 8:30am - 10:00am
PSCC-Primrose A

8:30am

102: Supporting Students in Agency Identity and Authority
Research shows importance of students as owners of their learning, with a positive disposition to math, and engaging in high cognitive discourse. We’ll examine how to foster class culture to enable students to develop agency, identity and authority.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 48501

Speakers
avatar for David Foster

David Foster

Executive Director, Silicon Valley Mathematics Initiative
David Foster is the executive director of the Silicon Valley Mathematics Initiative (SVMI) comprised of over 160 member districts in the greater San Francisco Bay Area. Besides the intensive work in California, SVMI consults across the country including New York, Illinois, Massachusetts... Read More →



Friday November 6, 2015 8:30am - 10:00am
PSCC-Primrose B

8:30am

105: Choosing a Task for Orchestrating Classroom Discussions
How do I select a task to teach common core math to my students? Join us as we investigate criteria for choosing a math task to engage students in the common core. We will use number line tasks for K-12 to illustrate.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 48160

Speakers
MM

Melanie Maxwell

Mathematics Coach, Riverside Unified School District



Friday November 6, 2015 8:30am - 10:00am
Renaissance-Chino B

8:30am

106: Steam into Common Core
Use STEM, Arts and traditional project based learning to deliver Common Core content K-8 and Algebra I.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 49027

Speakers
MW

Maz Wright

President, TPS Publishing Inc.
Curriculum development has traditionally followed the mechanical standardization format found in the industry. Schools look for the "machine" that is most likely to produce the final "product" of acceptable quality and train their teachers how to run it. Teachers start on page one... Read More →


Friday November 6, 2015 8:30am - 10:00am
Hard Rock-Roxy

8:30am

107: Digital Tools + Three-Act Tasks: Marriages Made in the Cloud
See how digital tools make rich math tasks possible for every classroom. Use video, online discussion guides, and virtual manipulatives to support inquiry, rich discourse, and perseverance. Designed for all grade 3-5 teachers, pre-service to expert. _x000B__x000B_EVALUATION POLL CODE:


Friday November 6, 2015 8:30am - 10:00am
PSCC-Primrose C

8:30am

108: CCSSM: Please Invite Me into Your Lesson
Teachers are tasked to use the CCSSM standards & math practices. Too often students of African ancestry see no relevance in the lesson, This presentation shows the salient features that can be included in a culturally relevant math lesson._x000B__x000B_EVALUATION POLL CODE:


Friday November 6, 2015 8:30am - 10:00am
Renaissance-Chino A

10:30am

200: Rigorous Teaching and LearningÑSparking StudentsÕ Passions
Rigor in mathematics classrooms should be the foundation for engaging students in high-quality teaching and learning. Find out what rigor in math classrooms is all about. Then, experience how your passion for math can fuel studentsÕ passion for learning and succeeding in life._x000B__x000B_EVALUATION POLL CODE:

Speakers

Friday November 6, 2015 10:30am - 11:59am
PSCC-Primrose B

10:30am

203: Math Mistakes and Error Analysis: Diamonds in the Rough
Explore why error analysis can help drive our instruction, curb student misconceptions, and strengthen formative assessment. Math mistakes are a valuable window into student thinking. We will turn student mistakes into free lesson ideas connected to the Common Core and opportunities for ongoing learning.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 4373

Speakers
avatar for Andrew Stadel

Andrew Stadel

Math Instruction Coach, Tustin USD
Andrew is currently is a math instructional coach where he partners with secondary math teachers to expand their professional skill set by focusing on effective teaching practices. You can also find free resources at his widely-acclaimed website, Estimation 180. When Andrew is not... Read More →



Friday November 6, 2015 10:30am - 11:59am
PSCC-Primrose A

10:30am

201: Connecting Data to Instruction - Looking at Smarter Balanced Items & Responses to Inform Instruction
We'll look at several released Smarter Balanced test items and the associated performance data in order to see how this information can be used to improve instruction. Additionally, we'll look at annotated student work on recently released performance tasks to help teachers understand what constitutes acceptable responses that focus on problem solving, communicating reasoning, and modeling._x000B__x000B_EVALUATION POLL CODE:

Speakers
JH

Judy Hickman

Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium


Friday November 6, 2015 10:30am - 11:59am
PSCC-Primrose C

10:30am

202: What is Academic Rigor in the Primary Classroom?
The subject of rigor brings up lots of questions that need to be examined. What makes a task rigorous? Is harder always better? How do we know when struggling with a task will lead to understanding and when it will not? We will look at what we need to consider to provide rigorous, yet appropriate, tasks for young children._x000B__x000B_EVALUATION POLL CODE:



Friday November 6, 2015 10:30am - 11:59am
PSCC-Primrose A

10:30am

299: Vendor Presentation
Friday November 6, 2015 10:30am - 12:00pm
Renaissance-Cactus

10:30am

240: Parent Voice and Knowledge in the Elementary Math Classroom
Help students understand the CCSS/M through parent involvement. Experience how we engaged parents in math lessons and school sessions that correspond to CC. Take lessons and ideas ready to implement. _x000B__x000B_EVALUATION POLL CODE:

Speakers
AM

Armando Martinez-Cruz

Professor, CSU Fullerton


Friday November 6, 2015 10:30am - 12:00pm
Hilton-Plaza A

10:30am

241: Station Teaching in Action: Unpacking Meaning of Fraction
Participants will actively engage in station teaching activities to unpack CCSS fraction progressions about meaning of fraction. Stations will allow engagement with various manipulatives to unpack linear, area, & discrete representations of fraction._x000B__x000B_EVALUATION POLL CODE:



Friday November 6, 2015 10:30am - 12:00pm
PSCC-Mesquite A

10:30am

243: Creating Conversation and Communication in Math
Teachers will take a deeper look at communicating reasoning (SBAC Claim 3 & SMPs 1 &3). Come to this interactive session to take away a variety of strategies to incorporate communication & discourse into your instruction and/or assessments. _x000B__x000B_EVALUATION POLL CODE:



Friday November 6, 2015 10:30am - 12:00pm
Renaissance-Mojave Lrng Ctr

10:30am

244: Multiplication Fact Fluency Built on Understanding
Spark studentsÕ excitement and confidence as you build their fluency with multiplication and division facts. Learn how students develop deeper understanding while being engaged in hands-on activities and games that you can use throughout the year._x000B__x000B_EVALUATION POLL CODE:

Speakers
avatar for Julie Joseph

Julie Joseph

Math Consultant, Tulare County Office of Education


Friday November 6, 2015 10:30am - 12:00pm
Renaissance-Santa Rosa

10:30am

242: Fractions Number Talks
Explore fraction through open-ended questions that invoke reasoning in order to develop a deep understanding of fraction and their relationships. By utilizing the Mathematical Practices let’s examine the

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 7274

Speakers
avatar for Kim Webb

Kim Webb

Mathematics Consultant, Tulare County Office of Education



Friday November 6, 2015 10:30am - 12:00pm
Renaissance-San Jacinto

10:30am

253: What's the Odds? Probability in Middle School.
Report on a Probability lesson study by three 7th grade teachers and their diverse students. Engage in and reflect on the activities, watch videos of student academic discourse and the Standards for Mathematical Practice in action.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 7769

Speakers
JR

Johnny Reyes

Math 7 & 8 Teacher, Pomona USD
Man, that trip to Costa Rica changed my life forever. Loving everyday! Pura Vida!!


Friday November 6, 2015 10:30am - 12:00pm
Renaissance-Andreas

10:30am

254: Getting Students To Ask Better Questions
Questioning is a key part of student learning and a vibrant classroom. This session will explore different types of questions ranging from factual to divergent, and we will brainstorm ways to increase the quality and quantity of student questions.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 7771

Speakers
avatar for Avery Pickford

Avery Pickford

Math Teacher, Lick-Wilmerding HS
The way I teach math != the way I was taught math. This is my Nth year teaching, but I haven't come close to "figuring it all out." I try to get my students to do as much of the thinking as possible, and I am particularly interested in the teaching and learning of mathematical habits... Read More →



Friday November 6, 2015 10:30am - 12:00pm
Renaissance-Mojave Lrng Ctr

10:30am

256: Algebra Intervention Rigor Problem Solving and the CCSS
What’s rigor? Examine essential elements for conceptually based algebra intervention that support the CCSS, embeds SMPs, emphasizing discourse, problem solving & writing. EL & PLC friendly. Do math, receive material that models the CCSS assessments

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 7775

Speakers
avatar for Mardi Gale

Mardi Gale

Senior Research Associate, WestEd


Friday November 6, 2015 10:30am - 12:00pm
Hard Rock-Palladium South

10:30am

257: Fun With Statistics in Middle School
We will experience two engaging statistics lessons. First, we will pursue math modeling by performing a simulation that estimates the number of fish in a lake. Second, we will find and use our name scores to discuss and illustrate center and spread.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 7776

Speakers
avatar for Jennifer Hagman

Jennifer Hagman

Secondary Math Coach, UC Los Angeles Math Project
When I'm not working on math problems, or working with teachers, I enjoy crafting and spending time with my husband and cat.


Friday November 6, 2015 10:30am - 12:00pm
Hard Rock-Woodstock Three

10:30am

258: More Face Time with a Flipped Classroom
Overview of how to implement a flipped classroom: video-making tools, checking for understanding, classroom management, along with other technology resources including ways to collaborate with colleagues and students using an electronic format.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 334560

Speakers
MB

Mary Byrnes

Math Teacher/Department Chair, Rialto Unified School District
SC

Suzanne Cowan

Rialto Unified School District


Friday November 6, 2015 10:30am - 12:00pm
Renaissance-Pueblo A

10:30am

260: Perseverance Problem Solving Strategies for Understanding
Do your students feel that they donÕt know how to begin when given a problem to solve, so they just shut down? Learn strategies that allow all students an entry point into the problem and motivate them to persevere to find a sensible solution. _x000B__x000B_EVALUATION POLL CODE:

Speakers
AC

Andrea Cadman

Temecula Valley USD


Friday November 6, 2015 10:30am - 12:00pm
Hard Rock-Palladium North

10:30am

261: Seeing Proportions: Hands-on to Visual to Abstract
Stretch elastic or shrink plastic to engage students in the proportions and rates. Move from hands-on activities to visual tasks to real-life situations to develop deep understanding. Focus on questioning to promote levels of understanding._x000B__x000B_EVALUATION POLL CODE:

Speakers
SE

Sheldon Erickson

Fresno Unified School District


Friday November 6, 2015 10:30am - 12:00pm
Hard Rock-Woodstock Three

10:30am

262: Ratios Rates and Fractions Oh My!
Why does every conversation about fractions and ratios end in more questions? We need a spark towards understanding! LetÕs discover the nuances together while checking out the new Illustrative Mathematics open education resource (OER) curriculum._x000B__x000B__x000B_EVALUATION POLL CODE:

Speakers

Friday November 6, 2015 10:30am - 12:00pm
Hard Rock-Woodstock Two

10:30am

263: Build Conceptual Understanding Using a Clothesline
Explore how a clothesline as a number line can help students learn grade-level content and strengthen their number sense. Learn how to consistently use this simple tool to connect different math concepts and increase student discourse._x000B__x000B_EVALUATION POLL CODE:

Speakers

Friday November 6, 2015 10:30am - 12:00pm
Hilton-Palm Canyon

10:30am

264: Guiding Students to Those Aha Moments Without the Ughh!
ItÕs not funny giving away the punch line of a joke before telling the joke. The same goes for teaching math. Come learn how to help students discover the Òpunch lineÓ of a lesson through guided discovery activities. Ready-to-use handouts provided._x000B__x000B__x000B_EVALUATION POLL CODE:


Friday November 6, 2015 10:30am - 12:00pm
Hilton-Tapestry

10:30am

265: Expressions and Equations: 3 Strategies to Spark Engagement
Come experience three activities that engage students in concept development and practice around expressions and equations: Poster Problems, a Blank Paper Lesson, and a Big Square Puzzle. Take away lessons included._x000B__x000B_EVALUATION POLL CODE:

Speakers
avatar for Shelley Kriegler

Shelley Kriegler

President, Center for Mathematics and Teaching
Dr. Shelley Kriegler was a middle and high school math teacher for 20 years. She then joined the UCLA Mathematics Department as the Director of the Math Content Programs for Teachers where she created and taught courses for teachers who wanted to earn authorizations to teach middle... Read More →
CR

Cynthia Raff

Center for Mathematics and Teaching


Friday November 6, 2015 10:30am - 12:00pm
PSCC-Mesquite D

10:30am

266: Number Talks Ð You Can Start Next Week!!
A Number Talk is a daily routine to build computational fluency. Mental math strategies spark deeper understanding of algorithms/properties. Participate in a Number Talk & discuss what is gained by adding this simple routine to your daily schedule. _x000B__x000B_EVALUATION POLL CODE:

Speakers
avatar for Chris Harris

Chris Harris

Math Teacher on Special Assignment, Escondido Union School District
I'm a second career teacher who taught middle school math for 15 years. For the last 4 years I have been a district level Math TOSA. I spent 2.5 years helping 4th and 5th grade teachers implement the new CA Math Standards and now I am working with 6-7-8 math teachers. I am obnoxiously... Read More →


Friday November 6, 2015 10:30am - 12:00pm
PSCC-Mesquite G

10:30am

267: Meaningful teaching of Integers Expression n Equations
Best ways to represent Integers, expression and equations. Strategies for teaching these concepts meaningfully to students who are 2+ years behind._x000B__x000B_EVALUATION POLL CODE:


Friday November 6, 2015 10:30am - 12:00pm
PSCC-Mesquite H
  • Session Number ELL
  • Location ( Hotel ) 267
  • Tags PSCC

10:30am

268: Don't Cell Yourself Short: Sparking Deeper Understanding!
Brain research has shown the benefits of using brain friendly techniques in teaching. During this session we'll engage in brain friendly activities and look at resources that will PUMP up brain POWER and spark a deeper understanding of mathematics._x000B__x000B_EVALUATION POLL CODE:

Speakers
CB

Cindy Bryant

Director of Learning, LearnBop


Friday November 6, 2015 10:30am - 12:00pm
PSCC-Smoke Tree C

10:30am

269: Icons Do It: Targeted Feedback to Support Student Learning
Evidence of studentsÕ understanding can inform our decisions and support our studentsÕ learning. WeÕll practice using a strategy to rapidly give students written feedback that delivers maximum learning impact with minimum teacher effort._x000B__x000B_EVALUATION POLL CODE:

Speakers

Friday November 6, 2015 10:30am - 12:00pm
Renaissance-Andreas

10:30am

270: S.T.E.M. on a Shoestring
The integration of science, technology, engineering, and math empowers student learning today and employment tomorrow. Learn how to integrate powerful STEM lessons on a tight budget. Ready-for-Monday projects are included._x000B__x000B__x000B_EVALUATION POLL CODE:

Speakers
avatar for Brad Fulton

Brad Fulton

Teacher, Mistletoe STEM Institute
I have been in education for 37 years, and in math, science, and STEM instruction for 26. I have been presenting at national workshops and conferences since 1994.


Friday November 6, 2015 10:30am - 12:00pm
Renaissance-Catalina

10:30am

271: Deeper Understanding of NGSS in CCSS Math for Middle School
Next Generation Science Standards will soon be implemented. This session address how middle school science standards builds engagement and context for mathematics. Participants experience science content to build mathematics context for learning. _x000B__x000B_EVALUATION POLL CODE:

Speakers

Friday November 6, 2015 10:30am - 12:00pm
Renaissance-San Jacinto

10:30am

10:30am

259: Desmos and Modeling: A Mathematical Match Made in Heaven
Join us for a hands-on exploration of how to use Desmos—the free online graphing calculator with power and beauty to spare—to model and solve engaging problems arising in mathematics and the world around us. We’ll discuss modeling best practices and tackle rich tasks in multiple domains. (Bring a laptop or tablet for maximum graphing joy.)

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 114762

Speakers
avatar for Michael Fenton

Michael Fenton

Lead Instructional Designer, Desmos
Exploring the intersection of mathematics, technology, and curiosity.


Friday November 6, 2015 10:30am - 12:00pm
Renaissance-Santa Rosa

10:30am

273: Supporting Meaningful Mathematical Student Discourse
Many teachers have heard it is important for students to work in groups and to have student discussions. Creating a setting where that supports this being done in a meaningful way requires planning and reflection.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 8296

Speakers
MT

Matthew Taylor

Instructional Specialist Mathematics, New Visions for Public Schools



Friday November 6, 2015 10:30am - 12:00pm
Renaissance-Sierra

10:30am

274: Orchestrating Simulations in Common Core Statistics
The Common Core requires students to understand information from simulations in order to reason statistically. This session will target ways teachers can enhance their statistics instruction and student understanding through the use of simulation.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 8297

Speakers
avatar for Jason Molesky

Jason Molesky

Apple Education Development Executive, Lakeville Area Public Schools
My goal? Simple...To facilitate change in the educational system through dynamic leadership, engaging professional development, innovative resource development, and a commitment to the continuous improvement process. My description? Simple...turbonerd & datageek.
avatar for Douglas Tyson

Douglas Tyson

Teacher, Central York SD
I'm a former Mathematics teacher who is now a Statistics teacher. Teaching Statistics is my passion, but I also like growing tomatoes, making snow, and scuba diving. Jelly Belly jelly beans are my Kryptonite.



Friday November 6, 2015 10:30am - 12:00pm
Hard Rock-Palladium North

10:30am

275: Classroom Routines to Support Mathematical Discourse
Talking about math helps students develop a deeper understanding of their own and their peers’ thinking and to better communicate ideas. A math talk doesn’t have to take all day. Each activity is a “bite-sized” task that allows for rich discussion.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 8298

Speakers
avatar for Bree Pickford-Murray

Bree Pickford-Murray

Teacher, The Bay School of SF



Friday November 6, 2015 10:30am - 12:00pm
Hard Rock-Roxy

10:30am

276: Math Tech-Toolkit
What is a 21st Century Skills Math teacher, where our students use tools appropriately, communicate readily, and collaborate regularly? Learn to model these practices with this tech toolbox and increase your ability to engage ALL students.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 8299

Speakers
avatar for Rachel Lasek

Rachel Lasek

Mathematics Department Lead / Instructional Technology Coach, West Sonoma County Union High School
Rachel Lasek is a Mathematics and French teacher at a rural, public high school in Northern California, with over ten years experience. She has taught a wide-range of mathematics courses ranging from Remedial Math to Honors Precalculus. Over the past two years, Rachel spearheaded... Read More →



Friday November 6, 2015 10:30am - 12:00pm
Hard Rock-Woodstock One

10:30am

277: What Makes a Good Application Problem?
A central theme of the Common Core is Applications - using math in situations that require mathematical knowledge. What makes a good application? We will examine this question through a few well-chosen examples.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 8690

Speakers
avatar for Tom Seidenberg

Tom Seidenberg

Mathematics, Phillips Exeter Academy
I've taught 41 years - 15 in public, 26 in private. I helped write the mathematics curriculum at Phillips Exeter Academy. I am the director of the Anja S. Greer Mathematics &Technology Conference at Exeter (www.exeter.edu/mst), and I do workshops for schools on curriculum and student-centered... Read More →


Friday November 6, 2015 10:30am - 12:00pm
Hard Rock-Woodstock Two

10:30am

278: Building Conceptual Understanding with Scenario-Based Tasks
We will share Scenario Based Tasks that help student create meaningful mathematical connections in the Function Strand of the CCSS. We will discuss how we have modified these tasks to promote productive struggle in our classroom.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 161571

Speakers
avatar for Nate Goza

Nate Goza

Teacher, Math for America Los Angeles
avatar for Liem Tran

Liem Tran

Math Teacher, Los Angeles Unified School District


Friday November 6, 2015 10:30am - 12:00pm
Hard Rock-Roxy Two

10:30am

295: Composition – Slope Fields Forever
How do you practice for the AP Calculus performance? The TI-Nspire CX CAS is an instrument that makes it possible for students to explore, graph and learn slope fields and solve differential equations for a successful performance on the AP Exam.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 8703

Speakers
avatar for Veronica Carlson

Veronica Carlson

Math Teacher, Glendale UHSD
avatar for Kim Thomas

Kim Thomas

Math Teacher and Title I Coordinator, Moon Valley HS/Glendale UHSD
I am a high school math teacher in Arizona, an AYA Math NBCT, and a T3 National Instructor. I am passionate about teaching with technology to promote student understanding and exploration of mathematics.



Friday November 6, 2015 10:30am - 12:00pm
PSCC-Smoke Tree E

10:30am

296: Connecting Data Analysis Design and Statistical Inference
Students often miss the link between how and what kinds of data were collected and the appropriate methods of analysis. In this session, we’ll look at several applets that promote this connection and discuss strategies for using them effectively.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 8720

Speakers
avatar for Daren Starnes

Daren Starnes

Math Department Chair, The Lawrenceville School
The Lawrenceville School



Friday November 6, 2015 10:30am - 12:00pm
Hard Rock-Roxy One

10:30am

280: Advanced Algebra with Finance: A 3rd-4th Year Math Option
A full-year course on auto insurance, mortgages, banking, credit, taxes, home ownership, budgeting, retirement and investing incorporates algebra 2, trig, stat, probability, matrices, logs, geometry and precalculus. _x000B__x000B_EVALUATION POLL CODE:

Speakers
DR

Dr. Robert Gerver

North Shore Schools (retired)


Friday November 6, 2015 10:30am - 12:00pm
Hard Rock-Palladium South

10:30am

281: AP Calculus Ð My Favorite Class!
Participants get motivational strategies for success in AP Calculus, review tips & tricks on building a successful AP program, explore ways to make their program and class exciting, and learn strategies to help ensure student success on the AP exam._x000B__x000B_EVALUATION POLL CODE:

Speakers
avatar for Howard Alcosser

Howard Alcosser

Mathematics Teacher, Walnut Valley USD
Howard Alcosser has taught all levels of high school mathematics for 37 years. He has taught AP Calculus AB and BC and IB Higher Level Math at Diamond Bar High School in Diamond Bar, California for 32 years where he has been the architect of the AP Calculus program that was designated... Read More →


Friday November 6, 2015 10:30am - 12:00pm
Hard Rock-Roxy

10:30am

282: Be Careful What You Ask For! Questioning for Understanding
Conversations for learning are crucial for developing understanding. This session will outline the types of questions teachers can pose to tease out rich classroom discussions that lead to deeper understanding and procedural fluency._x000B__x000B_EVALUATION POLL CODE:

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BK

Barbara Kuehl

author and consultant, Mathematics Vision Project
avatar for Janet Sutorius

Janet Sutorius

author and consultant, Mathematics Vision Project
We offer more than 200 rich tasks and they are free! If you are using the MVP curriculum or are interested in it, ask about professional development. Our professional development shows teachers how to use task-based instruction in their classroom. It embodies the 8 Teaching Practices... Read More →


Friday November 6, 2015 10:30am - 12:00pm
PSCC-Mesquite B

10:30am

283: Increasing Access to AP Calculus with Vertical Planning
We have designed a two-year scenario-based curriculum that has helped double AP Calculus enrollment at our school. We will share tasks and strategies that build conceptual understanding and confidence in students long before the get to Calculus. _x000B__x000B_EVALUATION POLL CODE:

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avatar for Liem Tran

Liem Tran

Math Teacher, Los Angeles Unified School District


Friday November 6, 2015 10:30am - 12:00pm
PSCC-Mesquite E

10:30am

284: AP Calculus: Connecting and Developing Math Practices
College Board recently updated the AP Calculus courses, which debut in 2016. The workshop will focus on how the Mathematical Practices for AP Calculus connect to exam items and how teachers can support students in the development of these Practices._x000B__x000B_EVALUATION POLL CODE:

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Friday November 6, 2015 10:30am - 12:00pm
PSCC-Mesquite F

10:30am

285: The Struggle is Real (World)
This session aims to spark deeper understanding of Precalculus & Calculus concepts by encouraging students to struggle with imperfect real data so they may connect concepts with current events topics, many of which they read about on social media._x000B__x000B__x000B__x000B_EVALUATION POLL CODE:

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Friday November 6, 2015 10:30am - 12:00pm
PSCC-Smoke Tree A

10:30am

286: Promoting Productive Struggle through Proofs in Geometry
WeÕll explore multiple strategies that empower students to independently solve geometry proof problems. Pilot teachers using CanFigureIt Geometry in their classes will share insights on how they supported students' individual needs._x000B__x000B_EVALUATION POLL CODE:

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Friday November 6, 2015 10:30am - 12:00pm
PSCC-Smoke Tree D

10:30am

287: From Seeing Dots to Lewis Carroll
The Algebra 2 Common Core standards address using "Structure of an Expression to identify ways to rewrite it". We will explore a thread of activities that help your students make these connections._x000B__x000B_EVALUATION POLL CODE:

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avatar for Michelle Katz

Michelle Katz

Northridge Academy High School, LAUSD
I've been teaching for 34 years in Los Angeles Unified School District. I am a National Board Certified Teacher,and I've been honored as a state finalist for the Presidential Award for Mathematics and Science twice, in 2009 and 2013. I am the President of the Greater Los Angeles... Read More →


Friday November 6, 2015 10:30am - 12:00pm
Renaissance-Sierra

10:30am

250: No Heads or Tails: The Juicy Middle of Real Word Problems
You will never present a word problem the same ever again! Experience how to unlock the secret to studentÕs sense making and perseverance. Learn how to present word problems authentically causing student to love word problems. _x000B__x000B_EVALUATION POLL CODE:

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avatar for Tim McCaffrey

Tim McCaffrey

Mathematics Coordinator, Secondary Instruction, Fontana Unified
I have taught middle and high school mathematics. I have also served as a Teacher on Assignment coaching teachers and current serve as the mathematics coordinator.



Friday November 6, 2015 10:30am - 12:00pm
Hard Rock-Woodstock One

10:30am

251: Battling Zombies with STEM Strategies
Use the "Zombie Craze" to make STEM become "un-dead" in your science classroom! This is not only a hands-on session, but a brains-on session, as well!_x000B__x000B_EVALUATION POLL CODE:

Speakers
avatar for Jeff Lukens

Jeff Lukens

National Education Consultant, Retired Science Teacher
Curriculum integration, especially science and math, is my educational passion. The use of handheld technology is paramount to having students see the connections between science and math in the high school classroom.


Friday November 6, 2015 10:30am - 12:00pm
PSCC-Smoke Tree B

10:30am

252: Using FREE technology to increase and assess understanding
Participants will be introduced to how to use technology to check for understanding, demonstrate mathematical concepts, and create and interpret graphs using such free applications as Plickers, Geogebra, and Desmos._x000B__x000B_EVALUATION POLL CODE:


Friday November 6, 2015 10:30am - 12:00pm
PSCC-Smoke Tree E

10:30am

210: Square Progression
Square is introduced in math at the elementary school, and then continue to middle school math, and eventually to Calculus. What are the progressions of the square to help students make the connections?_x000B__x000B_EVALUATION POLL CODE:

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avatar for Anna Kwak

Anna Kwak

Secondary Math Instructional Specialist, Azusa USD


Friday November 6, 2015 10:30am - 12:00pm
Hard Rock-Roxy One

10:30am

230: Formative Assessment Practices in CGI
How do you know what students already know? Learn about formative assessment practices and strategies teachers use to make ongoing instructional decisions based off student thinking. See the effects of feedback on student learning._x000B__x000B_EVALUATION POLL CODE:


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Friday November 6, 2015 10:30am - 12:00pm
Hilton-Plaza C

10:30am

231: Using Questioning to Spark Deeper Understanding
Questioning can be a powerful tool! By engaging all learners in conversations and discourse, it can be the catalyst to a student-centered classroom. Participants will leave with strategies that will help improve all aspects of instruction._x000B__x000B_EVALUATION POLL CODE:

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GH

Gohar Hamo

Los Angeles Unified School District
avatar for Matthieu Hamo

Matthieu Hamo

Elementary Math Specialist, Glenoaks ES
Have taught grades 3 -8 over 16-year career. Now I am a math coach for grades TK - 6.


Friday November 6, 2015 10:30am - 12:00pm
Hilton-Plaza D

10:30am

232: Fluency: More Than Facts!
Do your students have fluency? What does fluency look like in the classroom? We will investigate these questions through activities, video and discussion. This session will include activities you can implement immediately in your classroom._x000B__x000B_EVALUATION POLL CODE:

Speakers
avatar for Jennifer Hagman

Jennifer Hagman

Secondary Math Coach, UC Los Angeles Math Project
When I'm not working on math problems, or working with teachers, I enjoy crafting and spending time with my husband and cat.
KW

Kelli Wasserman

Math Consultant, CSU San Bernardino


Friday November 6, 2015 10:30am - 12:00pm
PSCC-Mesquite C

10:30am

233: DonÕt Wait: Create Math Curriculum on Your iPad Now!
San Francisco Unified leverages technology to implement Common Core Math Standards with Nearpod and our Math Core Curriculum. We will learn what types of math task are the best fit for iPad and a discourse rich classroom._x000B__x000B_EVALUATION POLL CODE:

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avatar for Glenn Kenyon

Glenn Kenyon

Math Content Specialist, San Francisco USD
Math content specialist in the SFUSD Math Department who believes in the promise of digital resources as tools to ensure that all students and teachers will make sense of rigorous mathematics in ways that are creative, interactive, and relevant.


Friday November 6, 2015 10:30am - 12:00pm
PSCC-Smoke Tree F

10:30am

234: Guided Planning: Forming a Keystone Habit
Team planning is a "keystone habit" that gains traction as teachers begin to recognize how the benefits ripple into their instruction. Short, focused time spent studying content and curriculum builds confidence and promotes responsive teaching. _x000B__x000B_EVALUATION POLL CODE:

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avatar for Cristina Charney

Cristina Charney

Instructional Specialist K-5 Mathematics, North Thurston Public Schools


Friday November 6, 2015 10:30am - 12:00pm
Renaissance-Pueblo B

10:30am

206: Improving Student Outcomes Through Family Engagement
Join the team from the Alameda County Office of Education as we share research on family engagement and discuss how the Common Core State Math Standards are a lens to make families authentic partners in the various learning communities we support.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 4527

Speakers
JL

Juwen Lam

Executive Director RAAP, Alameda County Office of Education
CL

Celine Liu

Math Specialist / Coach, Alameda County Office of Education


Friday November 6, 2015 10:30am - 12:00pm
Hilton-Horizon I

10:30am

207: Leading Coaches: Vision Teamwork and Implementation
How do you go from coaches just helping teachers to a team that moves a district or school? Come collaborate to: clarify your vision, identify how to build your team, and attend to the details that lead to Sparking Deeper Understanding for students. _x000B__x000B_EVALUATION POLL CODE:

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Melanie Maxwell

Mathematics Coach, Riverside Unified School District


Friday November 6, 2015 10:30am - 12:00pm
Renaissance-Pueblo A

10:30am

208: Changing the Game: Redefining District Assessments
Wish you could get more out of your district assessments? Come learn how we break down a system that isnÕt working and build a new one in its place. Plan on changing the rules of the game and learning from each other to improve district assessments._x000B__x000B_EVALUATION POLL CODE:

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Friday November 6, 2015 10:30am - 12:00pm
Renaissance-Chino A

10:30am

209: The Leader's Role in Dismantling Mathematical Inequities
Unexamined assumptions create inequities for students in mathematics and have become embedded in our policies and programs. Explore ways to dismantle these institutionalized inequities and build an excellent, equitable math program for every student._x000B__x000B_EVALUATION POLL CODE:

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Friday November 6, 2015 10:30am - 12:00pm
Hard Rock-Roxy Two

10:30am

205: Developing Competency for Grade 1 Essential Math Skills
In this workshop we will consider which Grade 1 number skills and concepts must be deeply learned rather than just covered. Participants will understand how to design instruction that meets the needs of each student.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 4417

Speakers
avatar for Bob Sornson

Bob Sornson

President, Early Learning Foundation
The Early Learning Foundation works with schools, parents, and community organizations to help every child have a chance to build the foundation of early learning success. In math learning, we offer a simple way to track each child's progress toward COMPETENCY in every essential... Read More →


Friday November 6, 2015 10:30am - 12:00pm
PSCC-Mesquite G

10:30am

211: Math Fact Fluency! Every Teacher's Responsibility!
Kim Sutton will share her motivating approach to math fact fluency through music, dance, and nontraditional activities for students PK-2. Participants will experience a handout filled with games and drills that promise to thrill all students!

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 4559

Speakers
avatar for Kim Sutton

Kim Sutton

Educational Consultant, Creative Mathematics
Kim Sutton has been an elementary educator for more than 40 years, having taught primary, intermediate, and upper grades. Kim has won many honors and had many exciting experiences: • Mentor Teacher in Mathematics and Science • Finalist for the Presidential Award as “Math Teacher... Read More →


Friday November 6, 2015 10:30am - 12:00pm
PSCC-Mesquite C

10:30am

212: Number Sense: It all begins with Structuring of Numbers!
Orchestrating a balanced combination of procedure with the conceptual understanding of "doing math" in the K-2 classroom can best be achieved by structuring numbers in the range of 1-20.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 4573

Speakers
avatar for Mary Dickerson

Mary Dickerson

Coordinator Elementary Instruction, Fontana USD
avatar for Jacqueline Piddington

Jacqueline Piddington

Teacher on Assignment- Elementary Mathematics, Fontana Unified School District


Friday November 6, 2015 10:30am - 12:00pm
Renaissance-Pueblo B

10:30am

213: Math in the Moment - Exploring Number in Early Childhood
Participants will consider how our youngest learners explore math concepts. How can we extend the common core down to PK/TK? What does math learning look like in the early years? The session will include video and hands-on math activities.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 5103

Speakers
BC

Barbara Chisholm

Early Math Instructional Coach, San Francisco Unified School District
NS

Noam Szoke

Math Content Specialist, SFUSD


Friday November 6, 2015 10:30am - 12:00pm
Hilton-Plaza B

10:30am

214: Math Lab: Let’s Explore Let’s Share
We share activities and strategies promoting a class culture of discussion and exploration resulting in student ownership and confident problem solvers. Class videos indicate productive struggle while students are meeting the SMP’s in a CGI inspired classroom

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 4575

Speakers
avatar for Gordon Smoire

Gordon Smoire

Teacher, LAUSD
I have taught Kinder through Second grades in LAUSD for the last 18 years. My interest is conceptual learning and creating a classroom culture that accepts success and mistakes. I use concepts from trainings that I have attended in CGI through UCLA, as well as concepts from a Growth... Read More →


Friday November 6, 2015 10:30am - 12:00pm
Hilton-Plaza C

10:30am

220: Oh the Math That They'll Know! ÊK - 2ÊPost Game Activities
K - 2 teachers use games all the time, but struggle with how to have students do journal response.ÊÊCome play games and learn specific follow up activities to help students go deeper into concepts. Games use cards, dice,Ê journal mastersÊshared. _x000B__x000B_EVALUATION POLL CODE:

Speakers
JF

Jane Felling

Educator, Box Cars and One-Eyed Jacks
Jane is co-author of the award winning Box Cars and One-Eyed Jacks series and has been doing workshops in the area of games as a teaching strategy for over 25 years. She has conducted workshops across North America for K - 8 contracts and has been a featured speaker at the National... Read More →


Friday November 6, 2015 10:30am - 12:00pm
Hilton-Horizon I

10:30am

221: Making Sense of Addition & Subtraction Through Literature
Revisit favorite childrenÕs books with an eye towards addition and subtraction structures. Deepen student understanding of these operations by placing them in familiar contexts and considering multiple representations. _x000B__x000B_EVALUATION POLL CODE:

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SM

Sara Moore

Director of Mathematics & Science, ETA hand2mind


Friday November 6, 2015 10:30am - 12:00pm
Hilton-Horizon II

10:30am

222: Teacher Moves to Differentiate your CGI Math Lesson
We will share how we differentiate our lessons through word problem types, number choices, and problem solving strategies. We will discuss the different ways students solve problems and the teacher moves that push them towards building efficiency._x000B__x000B_EVALUATION POLL CODE:



Friday November 6, 2015 10:30am - 12:00pm
Hilton-Plaza B

10:30am

224: Sparking Deeper Understanding with Lesson Study
The session will address the methods of lesson study. In particular, how 5 educators used this practice to gain a better understanding of the subject matter for themselves. Most importantly deepen the mathematical understanding for their students. _x000B__x000B_EVALUATION POLL CODE:



Friday November 6, 2015 10:30am - 12:00pm
Renaissance-Chino B

10:30am

223: Enhance Problem Solving With Blended Learning
Rich math lessons need class time for deep discussion and exploration, but implementing the right blended model also demands time and energy. Learn how great tech, aligned with CCSS, supports inquiry and helps learners to be better mathematicians.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 5385

Speakers
avatar for Donna Knoell

Donna Knoell

Educational Consultant
Dr. Donna L. Knoell is an esteemed, highly sought after speaker and technology and educational consultant who works with schools, school districts, and teachers to help them improve their instructional programs, with special emphasis on advancing achievement and engagement for Gifted... Read More →
JT

Joe Trahan

Curriculum Designer, Dreambox Learning


Friday November 6, 2015 10:30am - 12:00pm
Hilton-Palm Canyon

1:30pm

300: Teaching Mathematics: Reflections and Insights on >1000 Classroom Observations
I have been blessed with an ever growing data base of more than 1000 K-12 mathematics classroom observations since 2010. This session is an opportunity to capture and share some of what I've observed and learned. We will use specific examples to look at such issues as on-going cumulative review, homework, worksheets, saying vs. showing, formative assessment, questioning and tasks that either numb or energize our neurons - all of which can be transported to every classroom in which mathematics is taught._x000B__x000B_EVALUATION POLL CODE:

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Friday November 6, 2015 1:30pm - 2:59pm
PSCC-Primrose B

1:30pm

302: Conferring and Questioning to Spark Deeper Understanding
Questioning has become one of the biggest challenges of teachers everywhere as they rise to the challenge of transforming their classrooms into communities of mathematicians. The CCSS Standards of Mathematical Practice require that children engage in problem solving with tenacity and confidence and that teachers foster a climate conducive to the generating of mathematics rather than the explanation of it. Teachers have been told that they have a new roleÑone of a facilitator, rather than a teller. But being a facilitator is not sufficient; we are also mentors. Precisely how to question in ways that engage learners to go deeper into the mathematics at hand will be the focus of this presentation. Digital video will be used to study it in action and participants will leave with a ÒLandscape of Teacher Change on Conferring and QuestioningÓ to monitor their own growth and development. _x000B__x000B_EVALUATION POLL CODE:

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Friday November 6, 2015 1:30pm - 2:59pm
PSCC-Primrose A

1:30pm

303: Five Instructional Shifts to Orchestrate K-5 CC Classrooms
Explore five essential K-5 instructional shifts to emphasize the mathematical practices and the content they support. Engage with K-5 tasks and then with how to support them during instruction through the use of authentic video in K-5 classrooms.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 8931

Speakers
avatar for Juli Dixon

Juli Dixon

Professor and Author, University of Central Florida
Juli Dixon is professor of mathematics education at the University of Central Florida (UCF). Dr. Dixon is focused on improving teachers’ mathematics knowledge for teaching so that they support their students to communicate and justify mathematical ideas. She is a prolific writer... Read More →


Friday November 6, 2015 1:30pm - 2:59pm
Hilton-Horizon I

1:30pm

399: Vendor Presentation
Friday November 6, 2015 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Renaissance-Cactus

1:30pm

334: Tuning Up Fractions
This shall be a hands-on session using concrete materials to fuse logic, manipulatives and the pictorial stage of learning to forge a deeper undertanding of fractions to solve real world problems using the four operations.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 9356

Speakers
avatar for Linda West

Linda West

Consultant, SMARTTraining, LLC



Friday November 6, 2015 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Hilton-Plaza B

1:30pm

340: Involve ALL in Meaningful Algebraic Thinking Experiences
Provide a solid base for future algebra success by engaging students in algebraic thinking as they work with the 4 basic operations. Build deeper understanding of equalities, variables & patterns. Differentiate tasks for independent task time._x000B__x000B_EVALUATION POLL CODE:

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avatar for Cook Marcy

Cook Marcy

math consultant, Independent


Friday November 6, 2015 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Hilton-Horizon I

1:30pm

341: IGNITE your math class with MATH TALKS!
Math Talks are one of the most sure fire ways to IGNITE your math class. In this fast-paced session you will experience first hand how to SPARK your students' conceptual understanding. You'll leave ready to try some first thing Monday morning!_x000B__x000B_EVALUATION POLL CODE:

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Rhonda McEntee

Math Coach, Saratoga USD


Friday November 6, 2015 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Hilton-Palm Canyon

1:30pm

342: Understanding the Scale Factor
Come explore the prior math skills are needed to teach this concept and deepen your understanding of what scaling means. We will engage in real-world problems and view multimedia resources that promote discussions and lead to deeper understanding._x000B__x000B_EVALUATION POLL CODE:



Friday November 6, 2015 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Hilton-Plaza A

1:30pm

343: Mathematics a verb?!
Context matters: Think, Move, Construct. Learn how to use childrenÕs natural curiosity to engage them in deep mathematical thinking around real-life contexts. Examples from both Dual Language and English-only classroom projects will be shared._x000B__x000B__x000B_EVALUATION POLL CODE:



Friday November 6, 2015 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Hilton-Plaza B

1:30pm

344: Catching Students Up on Fractions Without Reteaching
How can we address student learning gaps without reteaching? This session sparks deeper understanding of how the coherent progression in grades 3-5 fractions can be used to address learning gaps without reteaching content of prior grades._x000B__x000B_EVALUATION POLL CODE:

Speakers
SC

Shelbi Cole

Student Achievement Partners



Friday November 6, 2015 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Hilton-Plaza D

1:30pm

345: Thinking Critically About Math: Comparing and Connecting
We will look at instructional practices that allow all students to connect and discussÊmathematical ideas and representations in order toÊdevelop aÊdeeper understanding._x000B__x000B_EVALUATION POLL CODE:

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Friday November 6, 2015 1:30pm - 3:00pm
PSCC-Smoke Tree E

1:30pm

346: Unraveling Whole Numbers and Fractions on the Number Line
Learn four strategies to make successful, targeted number line lessons that bridge the gap between concrete and abstract. Use free online tools and cheap household items to build number sense in fractions and whole numbers operations._x000B__x000B_EVALUATION POLL CODE:


Friday November 6, 2015 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Renaissance-Andreas

1:30pm

347: Understand Division: From the Area Model to the Algorithm
Division with area models is conceptually rich, but the algorithm is much faster. Learn the dice game I designed to help kids progress from partial quotients to a deep understanding of the algorithm far beyond Dracula's Mother Sucks Chicken Blood. _x000B__x000B_EVALUATION POLL CODE:

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avatar for Katharine Velleman

Katharine Velleman

Owner, Tutor, www.YouCanDoMathNow.com Tutoring
I am an independent math tutor helping students to succeed in their math classes and demonstrate competence on standardized admission tests for high school, college, and beyond. This year I'm working with students in 5th grade through AP Calculus, but I've worked with students as... Read More →


Friday November 6, 2015 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Renaissance-Chino B

1:30pm

348: Fluency Discourse and Standards for Mathematical Practice
Fluency doesnÕt just happen! LetÕs consider together how the Standards for Mathematical Practice can enhance mathematical discourse in classroom learning activities and support studentsÕ development of mathematical fluency._x000B__x000B_EVALUATION POLL CODE:

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avatar for Cathy Carroll

Cathy Carroll

Senior Research Associate, WestEd


Friday November 6, 2015 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Renaissance-Pueblo B

1:30pm

349: Fire Up Your Students for Fractions with Number Talks
Let's explore fraction understanding through interesting, open-ended questions that invoke reasoning in order to develop a deep understanding of fraction and their relationships. They will learn to utilize the 8 MPS through the structure of NT._x000B__x000B__x000B_EVALUATION POLL CODE:

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avatar for Stephanie Verners

Stephanie Verners

Math Consultant, Tulare County Office of Education
avatar for Kim Webb

Kim Webb

Mathematics Consultant, Tulare County Office of Education


Friday November 6, 2015 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Renaissance-Santa Rosa

1:30pm

357: Weapons of Math Instruction...APPS-olutely!
Learn how to use a variety of apps in your classroom that allow students to move beyond pencil and paper and into the tech age of math! Some of the apps: Google Forms, Kahoot, gMath, and more.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 10445

Speakers
avatar for Steve Morris

Steve Morris

TOSA, Riverside USD
This is my 29th year of teaching in Riverside USD and what a ride it has been to this point! I have had the awesome opportunity to teach elementary and secondary grade levels. The last two years, I have been a teacher on special assignment, helping some of our Custom Schools with... Read More →


Friday November 6, 2015 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Hard Rock-Roxy Two

1:30pm

358: Football Foul Play Fish and Functions
Don’t have time for those new statistics standards? Engaging, hands-on lessons attack them head on while also covering key middle and high school algebra standards. Free additional online and print resources given.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 10446

Speakers
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Michael Nakamaye

Professor of Mathematics, University of New Mexico
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Michelle Sidwell

UCLA Curtis Center



Friday November 6, 2015 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Hard Rock-Woodstock Two

1:30pm

360: Using Algebra Tiles to Spark Deeper Understanding Ð MS
So you want your students to understand perimeter, area, integers, combining like terms, and more? Learn to use algebra tiles so your visual/kinesthetic learners, the majority of your students, will have a deep understanding of these topics._x000B__x000B_EVALUATION POLL CODE:

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CE

CPM Educational Program

Regional Coordinator, College Preparatory Mathematics (CPM)
CPM offers grades 6-calculus math texts using problem based learning in student centered classroom. We support our materials with eight days of professional development led by classroom teachers.


Friday November 6, 2015 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Hard Rock-Palladium North

1:30pm

361: Did you say transformations or transformers?
Transformations are a major thread of the Common Core Standards. Participants will explore activities that will deepen their conceptual understanding of transformations for the middle grades._x000B__x000B_EVALUATION POLL CODE:

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avatar for Tamara Bonn

Tamara Bonn

High School Math Coach, Victor Valley Union HS District
I am currently the High School Math Instruction Coach for Victor Valley Union High School District. I have a Master's degree from California State University San Bernardino in Teaching Mathematics. I am also a part-time math professor at CSUSB.


Friday November 6, 2015 1:30pm - 3:00pm
PSCC-Mesquite A

1:30pm

362: 5 Steps to a Growth Mindset Culture in Co-Teach Classes
This session will examine 5 key steps that teachers can take to enhance their math co-teach classes to a growth mindset culture shift and how this shift sparks deeper learning for all students. Videos, lessons and teacher resources will be shared._x000B__x000B_EVALUATION POLL CODE:


Friday November 6, 2015 1:30pm - 3:00pm
PSCC-Mesquite D

1:30pm

363: The Power of Feedback
Are your students producing what you expect? Do rubrics, exemplars, and detailed explanations leave you wanting more? Come learn how we use feedback to positively impact the quality of student work and to re-engage students for deeper learning._x000B__x000B_EVALUATION POLL CODE:

Speakers
avatar for Jennifer Hagman

Jennifer Hagman

Secondary Math Coach, UC Los Angeles Math Project
When I'm not working on math problems, or working with teachers, I enjoy crafting and spending time with my husband and cat.
KW

Kelli Wasserman

Math Consultant, CSU San Bernardino


Friday November 6, 2015 1:30pm - 3:00pm
PSCC-Mesquite H

1:30pm

364: Division of Fractions Through Problem Progressions
Help students discover the algorithm for dividing by fractions through a series of lessons where students look for patterns and test conjectures as problems progress from concrete to abstract._x000B__x000B_EVALUATION POLL CODE:

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avatar for Marisa Aoki

Marisa Aoki

PK-8 Math Coach, Fresno County Superintendent of Schools
I am currently a Mathematics Content Specialist with the Fresno County Superintendent of Schools serving Preschool through 8th grade teachers. Before that, I taught middle school mathematics for 10 years.


Friday November 6, 2015 1:30pm - 3:00pm
PSCC-Smoke Tree A
  • Session Number ELL
  • Location ( Hotel ) 364
  • Tags PSCC

1:30pm

365: Creating a Puppy Ð A Transformational Geometry Activity
Participants will create designs, including a 'puppy', on their graphing calculators using lists and statplot. They will then investigate what happens when different combinations of the positive and negative x-values and y-values are graphed. _x000B__x000B_EVALUATION POLL CODE:

Speakers
avatar for Fred Decovsky

Fred Decovsky

Teachers Teaching with Technology


Friday November 6, 2015 1:30pm - 3:00pm
PSCC-Smoke Tree B

1:30pm

370: Higher DOK Problems That Will Get Your Students Talking
Participants will be challenged with higher level Depth of Knowledge (DOK) problems that will require them to construct viable arguments & critique the reasoning of others. Learn how to find & make these types of challenging tasks.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 10447

Speakers
avatar for Nanette Johnson

Nanette Johnson

Teacher on Special Assignment, Mathematics, Downey USD
I am a math coach in Downey, California. I love learning, learning about learning.


Friday November 6, 2015 1:30pm - 3:00pm
PSCC-Mesquite B
  • Strategies Eq
  • Session Number 370
  • Location ( Hotel ) PSCC

1:30pm

371: Expected Value: Orchestrating Understanding
A sequence of activities from the CMP materials building strong conceptual understanding of expected value with area models and simulations. Compute EV's to make decisions in different contexts. Change EV from a rule to a problem solving concept.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 10472

Speakers
avatar for Jim Short

Jim Short

Math Coordinator, Ventura County Office of Education



Friday November 6, 2015 1:30pm - 3:00pm
PSCC-Mesquite D

1:30pm

372: Learning Over Time With Task-based Instruction (Part 2)
This session will continue the cycle of tasks introduced in Part 1. Conceptual understanding is only the beginning. It’s important and necessary for our students to get good at the math. Enduring understanding and procedural fluency is the goal.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 10506

Speakers
BK

Barbara Kuehl

author and consultant, Mathematics Vision Project
avatar for Janet Sutorius

Janet Sutorius

author and consultant, Mathematics Vision Project
We offer more than 200 rich tasks and they are free! If you are using the MVP curriculum or are interested in it, ask about professional development. Our professional development shows teachers how to use task-based instruction in their classroom. It embodies the 8 Teaching Practices... Read More →


Friday November 6, 2015 1:30pm - 3:00pm
PSCC-Mesquite E

1:30pm

373: Developing a Conceptual Understanding of Slope
Some students seem to think of slope as just a rule. We’ll explore a variety of tasks (some using TI-Nspire technology) designed to help students develop a conceptual understanding of slope as they engage in the Mathematical Practices.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 10632

Speakers
BG

Betty Gasque

Mathematics Consultant, Retired Mathematics Teacher, Mathematics Consultant



Friday November 6, 2015 1:30pm - 3:00pm
PSCC-Smoke Tree A

1:30pm

374: Promoting Critical Thinking in Geometry
Providing students with in-depth, engaging tasks allows them to think critically & use problem solving techniques. Teachers will experience Geometry tasks & discuss how the tasks address the Standards for Mathematical Practice.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 10726

Speakers
KM

Katie Martinez

Math Teacher/Department Chair, La Costa Canyon HS


Friday November 6, 2015 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Renaissance-Andreas

1:30pm

375: The Core of The Core
The Common Core is more than a list of standards; it is a Noble Cause. Understand what that ultimate purpose is, why it changes our job description, and how you can successfully live up to it.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 11090

Speakers
avatar for Chris Shore

Chris Shore

Coordinator of Secondary Curriculum & Instruction, Murrieta Valley USD/The Math Projects Journal
Chris Shore is editor and founder of The Math Projects Journal. As a nationally-known speaker and a 30-year veteran of public education, Chris has a unique, practical perspective on the new 21st Century Standards.



Friday November 6, 2015 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Renaissance-Catalina

1:30pm

376: How to do Group Work Poorly… or Not
Many teachers unknowingly create problems in the way they do group work with their students. Teachers in this workshop will learn how to turn common exercises found in most textbooks into groupworthy tasks that engage high and low-achieving students.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 11091

Speakers
avatar for Vanessa Cerrahoglu

Vanessa Cerrahoglu

Mathematics Coordinator, Orange County DE
I started my journey as an educator, curriculum developer, and workshop facilitator with LAUSD over 20 years ago. In this time, I taught at three high schools, each with a unique set of challenges and opportunities: low-socio economic & high Spanish speaking population, a math... Read More →
avatar for Jeremy Hansuvadha

Jeremy Hansuvadha

Teacher: The Art of Mathematics & IMP, California School of the Arts
I am immensely fascinated with IMP, Complex Instruction, mistakes, The Beatles, sports analytics, A Song of Ice and Fire/Game of Thrones, punk/metal, Dan Meyer, the Seattle Seahawks, bass guitar, and ska/reggae.



Friday November 6, 2015 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Renaissance-Santa Rosa

1:30pm

377: Two-Way Frequency Tables: Teaching a New Statistics Standard
Come investigate patterns of association in bivariate categorical data by creating/interpreting two-way tables! You’ll deepen your knowledge of new statistics content in this engaging presentation and leave with conceptually driven lesson resources.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 11092

Speakers
avatar for Chase Orton

Chase Orton

PD Facilitator and Curriculum Writer, Center for Mathematics and Teaching
I'm passionate about helping promote student engagement in the math classroom. I work with teachers to help them find ways they can breathe more life into math curriculum by creating a classroom culture of inquiry, collaboration, and exploration.



Friday November 6, 2015 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Hard Rock-Palladium South

1:30pm

378: Understanding the Statistics in Common Core Algebra 1 & 2
Statistics depth and content have been dramatically increased under the Common Core. Many of these concepts are new to many teachers. This session will examine the theory behind the essential concepts of this new stat content via a 20+ page handout.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 11095

Speakers
DR

Dr. Robert Gerver

North Shore Schools (retired)



Friday November 6, 2015 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Hard Rock-Woodstock One

1:30pm

379: Zombies in the High School Classroom
Are you a fan of The Walking Dead or Call of Duty? Join us to investigate how zombies can be used to integrate math, science & English in a way that interests students as they learn about exponential growth curves, the spread of disease & history

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 334558

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Leann Iacuone

Dr. Leann Iacuone

Assistant Principal, Riverside Unified
Assistant Principal


Friday November 6, 2015 1:30pm - 3:00pm
PSCC-Smoke Tree B

1:30pm

394: Calculus Before Calculus in a Student Centered Class
Why wait until calculus to have students explore topics such as rates of change. With technology, carefully written problems and student led discussions, they can grasp concepts before seeing them formally in a calculus class.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 11268

Speakers


Friday November 6, 2015 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Renaissance-Mojave Lrng Ctr

1:30pm

395: Orchestrating a ‘Flipped’ AP Calc Class Using TI-Navigator
Record flipped lectures and use TI-Npsire/Navigator technology to enhance student collaboration and formative assessments. Flipping provides opportunities for students to further enhance their problem-solving, reasoning and modeling skills.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 11293

Speakers
JR

Joanne Ryan

Mathematics Department Chairman, The Buckley School
I've been teaching for 42 years, 11 years in Montreal Canada and 31 years in California. I have been teaching AP Calculus AB and BC since 1992. I have been using the TI graphing calculators since 1990. I have given presentations on graphing calculators at NCTM, Tcubed, CAIS... Read More →



Friday November 6, 2015 1:30pm - 3:00pm
PSCC-Smoke Tree E

1:30pm

396: Stats Projects for CCSS--Engaging AND Meaningful Projects!
Assigning data collection projects when we teach stats is an obvious way to make your unit fun. From middle school to AP projects, we will explore rubrics, the very helpful GAISE document, and technology resources to make your stats projects awesome!

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 11294

Speakers
avatar for Jared Derksen

Jared Derksen

Teacher Specialist, Mathematics, Chaffey JUHSD


GAISE pptx

Friday November 6, 2015 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Hard Rock-Roxy One

1:30pm

380: Making Sense of Inference for Sampling and Experiments
In this session, we will examine the issues that make confidence intervals and significance tests so difficult for students. Then weÕll discuss strategies to help spark studentsÕ deeper understanding of inference questions on the AP Statistics exam. _x000B__x000B_EVALUATION POLL CODE:

Speakers
avatar for Daren Starnes

Daren Starnes

Math Department Chair, The Lawrenceville School
The Lawrenceville School


Friday November 6, 2015 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Hard Rock-Roxy

1:30pm

381: Introducing the 4th-year HS Math Course
College Readiness, EAP, Conditionally Ready. Learn about a 4th year HS math course (a-g eligible) in development for the purpose of avoiding math remediation once students are accepted into college. _x000B__x000B_EVALUATION POLL CODE:


Friday November 6, 2015 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Hard Rock-Roxy One

1:30pm

382: Identifying & Creating Quality HS Tasks to Motivate Students
Participants will engage in several high school level tasks that motivate students & deepen understanding. We will explore the criteria for quality & effective tasks as well as how to transform any problem into a quality task. Handouts included._x000B__x000B_EVALUATION POLL CODE:

Speakers
SF

Suzie Fore

Vice Principal, SDUSD
JO

Jannelle Olivier

Common Core Support Teachers, San Diego Unified School District


Friday November 6, 2015 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Hard Rock-Woodstock One

1:30pm

383: Digging Into Mathematical Modeling (Insect Classification)
We will look deeply at a single mathematical modeling challenge. Different student approaches will be considered as participants experience the cycle of modeling. Basic data analysis is used to distinguish two species of biting insects._x000B__x000B_EVALUATION POLL CODE:

Speakers
avatar for Dan Teague

Dan Teague

Instructor of Mathematics, NC School of Science and Mathematics
I have been an Instructor of Mathematics at the North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics since 1982, and have taught mathematical modeling at NCSSM since 1986. I am currently a member of the Board of Directors of NCTM and previously served on the Board of Governors of the... Read More →


Friday November 6, 2015 1:30pm - 3:00pm
PSCC-Mesquite B

1:30pm

384: Exciting and Valuable Assessments
Experience sumative assessments that reveal more about what your students are thinking. Leave with ideas on how to adapt your own assessments. Little changes can reveal huge insights._x000B__x000B_EVALUATION POLL CODE:


Friday November 6, 2015 1:30pm - 3:00pm
PSCC-Mesquite E

1:30pm

385: Intutiion to Formal Math: Engaging Contexts Spark Learning
Engaging students with interesting contextualized problems provides experiences leading to conceptual understanding, and deep understanding of formal mathematical ideas. Experience classroom activities in algebra and statistics that do just that!_x000B__x000B_EVALUATION POLL CODE:

Speakers
avatar for Jim Short

Jim Short

Math Coordinator, Ventura County Office of Education


Friday November 6, 2015 1:30pm - 3:00pm
PSCC-Mesquite F

1:30pm

386: A Deeper Understanding of Algebra Through Studying Exercise
We will look at maximum heart rates, target heart rate ranges, and recovery rates. Participants will determine the type of function represented by these data, write a corresponding equation, and create graphs to show their conclusions._x000B__x000B_EVALUATION POLL CODE:

Speakers

Friday November 6, 2015 1:30pm - 3:00pm
PSCC-Smoke Tree C

1:30pm

387: Getting High School Students to Communicate Mathematically
Geometry & Algebra 2 teachers will take a deeper look at communicating reasoning. Come to this interactive session to take away a variety of strategies to incorporate communication into your instruction & assessments._x000B__x000B_EVALUATION POLL CODE:

Speakers
avatar for Katie DeGraffenreid

Katie DeGraffenreid

Secondary Math TOSA, PYLUSD


Friday November 6, 2015 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Renaissance-Sierra

1:30pm

350: Linear Functions Roadmap: Making Connections Across Grades
The key to deep understanding is connecting to prior and future knowledge. We will explore linear functions from proportional relationships in 6th grade to interpreting linear models in 9th to comparing with other function families in higher grades._x000B__x000B_EVALUATION POLL CODE:

Speakers
avatar for Martha Barrett

Martha Barrett

Math Coordinator, Irvine Unified School District
Martha taught math at South Lake Middle School, then moved to the district office as the MS Math TOSA, and is now serving as the math coordinator in Irvine Unified.
avatar for Kristie Donavan

Kristie Donavan

Math Teacher, Woodbridge High School, Irvine Unified School District
Kristie has been in IUSD for 12 years, as a math teacher at Woodbridge High School and as the High School Math TOSA at the District Office. She loves math, teaching, teaching math, talking about math, helping others to love math ... you get the idea! She is married to her high school... Read More →



Friday November 6, 2015 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Hard Rock-Roxy Two

1:30pm

351: Survey Said! Playing Family Feud to Spark Engagement
In this interactive session we will play Family Feud using mathematics-based questions. We will show how the game can be customized to cover any topic or grade level. Each attendee will leave with an editable template of the Family Feud activity._x000B__x000B_EVALUATION POLL CODE:


Friday November 6, 2015 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Hard Rock-Woodstock Three

1:30pm

352: Teach Problem Solving Strategies So ALL Succeed in Algebra
Examples of how teaching problem solving strategies such as Guess & Check, Look for Subproblems, Make a Table, Use a Manipulative to explore and learn algebra can enable all students in heterogeneous classrooms to engage and succeed._x000B__x000B_EVALUATION POLL CODE:

Speakers


Friday November 6, 2015 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Hard Rock-Woodstock Two

1:30pm

353: Googlizing a Math Unit..Putting the FUN back in Fundamental!
Learn how to gamify a Unit using Google Slides, EdPuzzle, and other assorted apps. Let's students move at their pace while achieving badges! Great for your lowest achieving students to your highest achieving students._x000B__x000B_EVALUATION POLL CODE:

Speakers
avatar for Steve Morris

Steve Morris

TOSA, Riverside USD
This is my 29th year of teaching in Riverside USD and what a ride it has been to this point! I have had the awesome opportunity to teach elementary and secondary grade levels. The last two years, I have been a teacher on special assignment, helping some of our Custom Schools with... Read More →


Friday November 6, 2015 1:30pm - 3:00pm
PSCC-Mesquite G

1:30pm

354: Looking deeper: the interplay between math tech and art
Participants will experiment with the free and easy-to-use software, GeoGebra, to ÒplayÓ with mathematical topics. Examples include golden triangles, geometric transformations and creating mosaics to tile your classroom floor. _x000B__x000B_EVALUATION POLL CODE:



Friday November 6, 2015 1:30pm - 3:00pm
PSCC-Smoke Tree D

1:30pm

355: Using Google Forms for Quick Formative Assessments
Wish for a faster and easier way to check student understanding? Learn to create Google Forms for quizzes and assignments, which students can access on any device and receive feedback. Get students writing about math and making viable arguments!_x000B__x000B__x000B_EVALUATION POLL CODE:

Speakers
avatar for Rachel Lasek

Rachel Lasek

Mathematics Department Lead / Instructional Technology Coach, West Sonoma County Union High School
Rachel Lasek is a Mathematics and French teacher at a rural, public high school in Northern California, with over ten years experience. She has taught a wide-range of mathematics courses ranging from Remedial Math to Honors Precalculus. Over the past two years, Rachel spearheaded... Read More →


Friday November 6, 2015 1:30pm - 3:00pm
PSCC-Smoke Tree F

1:30pm

356: Watch Your Language: Spark Understanding Thru Conversation
Join us for an interactive session to use projects, tasks and activities in the classroom that will spark engagement and conversation about math concepts. Easily differentiated to different levels and topics. Handouts Included._x000B__x000B_EVALUATION POLL CODE:

Speakers
MC

Marcella Cook

Colton Joint Unified School District
avatar for Linda Faulk

Linda Faulk

Teacher, Colton JUSD
Math, Math and more Math. I am currently doing a lot of reading about brain research and how to structure classroom lessons to take advantage of how students learn. I love to hear about activities that get and keep kids engaged and topics that teachers find difficult. When we share... Read More →



Friday November 6, 2015 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Renaissance-Catalina

1:30pm

310: Student Self Assessment for Deeper Understanding
In this session participants will be explore tools and protocols for student self-assessment that support deeper understanding. Samples of rubrics, learning continuums, and learning-intention reflections will be available to examine._x000B__x000B_EVALUATION POLL CODE:

Speakers
MS

Melinda Shacklett

Mathematics coordinator, San Diego COE


Friday November 6, 2015 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Hard Rock-Palladium South

1:30pm

311: Six Essential Expectations for Effective Math Instruction
Successful leaders know what to look for and promote in instruction. Explore 6 essential expectations for deep and effective mathematics instruction emphasizing the math practices and the content they support to increase student achievement for all._x000B__x000B_EVALUATION POLL CODE:

Speakers
avatar for Juli Dixon

Juli Dixon

Professor and Author, University of Central Florida
Juli Dixon is professor of mathematics education at the University of Central Florida (UCF). Dr. Dixon is focused on improving teachers’ mathematics knowledge for teaching so that they support their students to communicate and justify mathematical ideas. She is a prolific writer... Read More →


Friday November 6, 2015 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Renaissance-Chino A

1:30pm

330: A ParentÕs Guide for Thinking Tools: The Number Line K-5
A parent presentation for the many uses of the Number Line for grades K-5. Learn how to use this thinking tool for addition, subtraction, multiplication, and fractions to decompose numbers and build reasoning. Handouts are in English and Spanish. _x000B__x000B_EVALUATION POLL CODE:

Speakers
avatar for Christina Lincoln-Moore

Christina Lincoln-Moore

Assistant Principal, Los Angeles USD
Christina Lincoln-Moore is an innovative Constructivist educational leader who is tenacious and profoundly dedicated to mindful project-based learning to engender formidable mathematics identities. She taught for LAUSD from 1996 until 2014. She is currently an Assistant Principal... Read More →



Friday November 6, 2015 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Hilton-Horizon II

1:30pm

331: Code Code Code Your Bot Gently Down The STEAM!
In this fun hands on session learn the basics of coding and how easy it is to code robots. You don't need to be a computer scientist to learn coding-we're not! You just have to start. Learn Basic unplugged and plugged coding skills to use tomorrow. _x000B__x000B_EVALUATION POLL CODE:



Friday November 6, 2015 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Hilton-Tapestry

1:30pm

332: Using Hundreds Charts-It's For More Than Just Counting
Learn to use hundreds charts for teaching number patterns and theory, operations, and problem solving. Discover new ways to use this simple and easy tool to help your students developer deep mathematical understanding. Fun and engaging!_x000B__x000B_EVALUATION POLL CODE:

Speakers
MK

Michelle Kubiak

Teacher 2nd grade, Bishop ES
avatar for Susan Kunze

Susan Kunze

Author, teacher resource materials
Susan Kunze is an enthusiastic and experienced teacher-educator and resource writer, with nearly four decades of primary teaching experience. Her expertise in curriculum development has been shared as a national and regional conference presenter, a member of the California Common... Read More →


Friday November 6, 2015 1:30pm - 3:00pm
PSCC-Mesquite C

1:30pm

333: More Math Please!
Want your students asking for more math? Join us for a fast-paced session using songs, games, and activities to teach shapes, skip counting, number sense, place value, math facts, and so much more. Monday Morning Activities=YES! FUN=YES!_x000B__x000B_EVALUATION POLL CODE:


Friday November 6, 2015 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Renaissance-Ventura

1:30pm

301: Scaffolding Students Towards Authentic Mathematical Modeling
Lessons learned from The Curtis Center/Smarter Balanced Performance Task Project, We will look at Performance Tasks written by this writing team for use in your classroom AND discuss guidelines and process for writing your own with your colleagues._x000B__x000B__x000B_EVALUATION POLL CODE:

Speakers
avatar for Heather Dallas

Heather Dallas

Director/lecturer, UCLA Math


Friday November 6, 2015 1:30pm - 3:00pm
PSCC-Primrose C

1:30pm

312: “I’m Bored”: Challenging Advanced Learners in Primary Grades
Have you ever heard students say, “I’m bored” in math? How do we provide challenge for primary students without simply assigning more problems? Learn how to keep kids engaged and excited about learning math and receive resources to use Monday!

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 9193

Speakers
avatar for Michele Ogden, Ed.D.

Michele Ogden, Ed.D.

Principal, Irvine Unified School District


Friday November 6, 2015 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Hilton-Plaza D

1:30pm

320: Counting & Number Sense with Young Children
Come see how children develop number sense through counting and the exploration of numbers in the immediate environment using a CGI approach. _x000B__x000B_EVALUATION POLL CODE:

Speakers
RT

Rosie Torres

UCLA Lab School


Friday November 6, 2015 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Hilton-Plaza C

1:30pm

321: Math is All Around Us: Exploring the World With Mathematics
This hands-on session will unravel a sequence of teaching tools and activities to develop students' number sense. Participants will explore ways to leverage students' every day experiences to develop number sense and relational thinking. _x000B__x000B_EVALUATION POLL CODE:

Speakers
CY

Cathery Yeh

University of California Irvine


Friday November 6, 2015 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Renaissance-Mojave Lrng Ctr

1:30pm

322: The Hundred Chart- Not Just a Wall Ornament!
Join us to see how your students will build deep understanding of number sense by using the 100 chart to add and subtract--- even with 2-digit numbers. You will never look at the 100 chart the same way again._x000B__x000B_EVALUATION POLL CODE:

Speakers
avatar for Janelle Chisholm

Janelle Chisholm

Consultant, No Teacher Left Behind
Janelle Chisholm, National Board Certified Teacher, served as a classroom teacher for 19 years before moving to the district office as a math coach in a large urban school district in Phoenix, AZ for three years. She has been presenting teacher workshops full time for the last four... Read More →



Friday November 6, 2015 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Renaissance-San Jacinto

1:30pm

323: What Does Maker Education Have To Do With Math?
Learn what Maker Education is, specific details about how it connects to our Math curriculum, and how it supports STEM and 21st century learning as well as possible school structures that support this type of learning.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 9226

Speakers
avatar for Joshua Curtiss

Joshua Curtiss

Math Teacher, Tulare County Office of Education
I am a high school teacher turned Math Consultant turned back into teacher. I have been bitten by the maker bug and have launched the first ever maker class in my school. It has been extremely challenging, but incredibly rewarding. I am eager and excited to present what I have... Read More →
avatar for Casey Shea

Casey Shea

Maker Education Coordinator, Sonoma County Office of Education
Casey Shea is the Curriculum Coordinator for Maker Education at the Sonoma County Office of Education and teaches in the Sonoma State University Maker Certificate program and the North Coast School of Education Credential Program. Casey worked with Dale Dougherty of Makermedia to... Read More →


Friday November 6, 2015 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Renaissance-Sierra

1:30pm

305: Starting a Math Fight
Gone are the days of a "One Right Answer" math classroom. We will explore free resources that you can use to ignite an argument in your class without doing much frontloading. Prepare to justify and critique the reasoning of others!

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 9043

Speakers
avatar for John Stevens

John Stevens

Chaffey JUHSD
John is an instructional math and technology coach in Southern California. He is the author of Table Talk Math and co-author of The Classroom Chef, blogs about his passions at http://fishing4tech.com, and would love to create more opportunities for kids to love mathematics.


Friday November 6, 2015 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Hard Rock-Roxy

1:30pm

306: Monitoring a Task for Orchestrating Classroom Discussions
What does a teacher do while students are engaged in a Common Core task? What role does questioning play in monitoring students during such an activity? We will engage participants in creating questions to probe and deepen student thinking.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 9119



Friday November 6, 2015 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Renaissance-Chino B

1:30pm

309: Essential Math Concepts for Preservice Teachers PreK-6
The CTC will eliminate the CSET exam for pre-service elementary teachers. Our courses will have major responsibility to prepare future teachers to teach the CaCCSS, including the mathematical practices. Speakers will share ideas and spark discussion._x000B__x000B_EVALUATION POLL CODE:

Speakers
JR

Joanne Rossi Becker

Professor Emerita, San Jose State Univ



Friday November 6, 2015 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Renaissance-Pueblo A

3:30pm

400: Facilitating Meaningful Discourse in Mathematics Classroom
According to Principles to Action, mathematical discourse should: build on and honor studentsÕ thinking; provide students with the opportunity to share ideas, clarify understandings, and develop convincing arguments; and advance the mathematical learning of the whole class. It has been argued that Òdiscussions that focus on cognitively challenging mathematical tasks, namely those that promote thinking, reasoning, and problem solving, are a primary mechanism for promoting conceptual understanding of mathematics.Ò During the session participants will: 1) watch a video clip and discuss what the teacher does to support her students engagement in and understanding of mathematics; 2) discuss how the video exemplifies the focal teaching practice; and 3) consider what can be learned from this example that could apply to teaching more broadly. _x000B__x000B_EVALUATION POLL CODE:

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Friday November 6, 2015 3:30pm - 4:59pm
PSCC-Primrose A

3:30pm

403: Mathematical Practice In the Classroom
The Standards for Mathematical Practice describe the habits of proficient students they learn mathematics and solve problems. These habits can only be observed in the context of specific mathematical ideas and methods. We will look at examples of student work and classroom videos which illustrate mathematical practice in the classroom, at various grade levels.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 11382

Speakers
avatar for Dr. William McCallum

Dr. William McCallum

Illustrative Mathematics
Bill McCallum, one of the lead authors of Common Core-Math, has been involved in mathematics education throughout his career. In 2011, Bill began work on the Common Core aligned curriculum Illustrative Mathematics. Bill believes that teachers are key to building our students’ competencies... Read More →


Friday November 6, 2015 3:30pm - 4:59pm
PSCC-Primrose B

3:30pm

401: From Counting to Problem Solving: Supporting the development of understanding for each student
Beginning problem solving can seem challenging for students and teachers. This session will focus on how to use counting collections to support students to solve problems. The session will provide examples as well as elucidate the underlying principles that support the connection between counting collections and problem solving. _x000B__x000B_EVALUATION POLL CODE:

Speakers
avatar for Megan Franke

Megan Franke

Professor of Education at UCLA, UC Los Angeles
Megan Franke is a Professor of Education at UCLA. Megan’s research focuses on understanding and supporting teacher learning for preservice and inservice teachers. She studies how teachers’ use of research-based information about the development of children’s mathematical thinking... Read More →


Friday November 6, 2015 3:30pm - 4:59pm
PSCC-Primrose C

3:30pm

404: Each Child is Mathematically Amazing: Learning From Students to Support Participation
Participants will learn about practices that (a) support students to explain their mathematical ideas and engage with others' mathematical ideas, (b) enable teachers to hear what the students say and (c) enable teachers to use what they hear to support learning. The session draws on Cognitively Guided Instruction research and makes use of a range of video examples of students, teachers and classrooms.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 11568

Speakers
avatar for Megan Franke

Megan Franke

Professor of Education at UCLA, UC Los Angeles
Megan Franke is a Professor of Education at UCLA. Megan’s research focuses on understanding and supporting teacher learning for preservice and inservice teachers. She studies how teachers’ use of research-based information about the development of children’s mathematical thinking... Read More →


Friday November 6, 2015 3:30pm - 4:59pm
Hilton-Horizon I

3:30pm

402: Letting Go: Cultivating Agency and Authority in the Secondary Mathematics Classroom
In this session, I share what I learned from my dissertation video study of two high school teachers who were learning to enact Number Talks. I wanted to learn what the teachers found most challenging and how coaching supported their learning. _x000B_ In examining the videos of the Number Talks, I noticed that even when teachers use teaching strategies that are recommended for engaging students in productive mathematical discussions, it can be hard to let go of familiar practices that we think of as "teaching" (such as asking leading questions or verifying students' answers), but that when we are able to forego those habits, students' agency and authority has more space to grow. I hope these ideas will be useful for teachers and coaches alike._x000B__x000B_EVALUATION POLL CODE:

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Friday November 6, 2015 3:30pm - 4:59pm
PSCC-Primrose B

3:30pm

3:30pm

499: Vendor Presentation
Friday November 6, 2015 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Renaissance-Cactus

3:30pm

440: Connect multiple representations: make sense of computation
Rich mathematics classrooms link teacher practices (Use and Connect Mathematical Representations) to student ones (Reasoning Quantitatively and Abstractly). Explore how to approach multi-digit multiplication with a variety of representational tools._x000B__x000B_EVALUATION POLL CODE:


Friday November 6, 2015 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Hard Rock-Palladium South

3:30pm

441: Math AND Science not Math OR Science! A 3-Act Combo Lesson
Experience an elementary math-infused science lesson. We will examine the overlap of the SMPs and Science and Engineering practices, then explore the lessonÕs design. You will walk away with a 3-Act learning sequence and extra instructional minutes!_x000B__x000B_EVALUATION POLL CODE:

Speakers
CL

Celine Liu

Math Specialist / Coach, Alameda County Office of Education


Friday November 6, 2015 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Hilton-Palm Canyon

3:30pm

442: An Expanded Role for Equations
Student video will introduce us to a new role for equations. We will examine 4 categories of equations that can help children build on their understanding of fraction quantities and their relationships._x000B__x000B_EVALUATION POLL CODE:



Friday November 6, 2015 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Hilton-Plaza B

3:30pm

443: Spark Connections and Deepen Number Flexibility with Games!
Build strong number sense w/deliberate use of standards-based games building number flexibility that all students can access. Engaging games for fractions, place value & all operations are used to differentiate instruction and formatively assess._x000B__x000B_EVALUATION POLL CODE:


Friday November 6, 2015 3:30pm - 5:00pm
PSCC-Mesquite C

3:30pm

444: One Tool! So Much Depth for Multiplication & Fractions!
Come and experience one of the most important tools for multiplication fluency and developing proportional reasoning! Kim will share how she constructs and uses this tool! Students will develop depth in understanding this powerful connection._x000B__x000B_EVALUATION POLL CODE:

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avatar for Kim Sutton

Kim Sutton

Educational Consultant, Creative Mathematics
Kim Sutton has been an elementary educator for more than 40 years, having taught primary, intermediate, and upper grades. Kim has won many honors and had many exciting experiences: • Mentor Teacher in Mathematics and Science • Finalist for the Presidential Award as “Math Teacher... Read More →



Friday November 6, 2015 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Renaissance-Mojave Lrng Ctr

3:30pm

445: Glittering Fraction
Many literature indicate students have a very weak understanding of fractions. This session will provide information on how teachers can improve children's conceptual understanding of fractions using inquiry-based instruction. _x000B__x000B__x000B_EVALUATION POLL CODE:

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Friday November 6, 2015 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Renaissance-Pueblo B

3:30pm

446: Spark a Love of Math Through the Use of Digital Portfolios
This session addresses how digital technology can support high levels of mathematical discourse in classrooms for all learners. Through math tasks, Strip Design, and SMPs, participants will produce a digital portfolio that reflects their learning. _x000B__x000B_EVALUATION POLL CODE:

Speakers
avatar for Stephanie Verners

Stephanie Verners

Math Consultant, Tulare County Office of Education


Friday November 6, 2015 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Renaissance-Santa Rosa

3:30pm

460: Identifying & Creating Quality MS Tasks to Motivate Students
Participants will engage in middle school level tasks that motivate students and deepen understanding. We will explore the criteria for quality and effective tasks, as well as how to transform any problem into a quality task. Handouts included._x000B__x000B_EVALUATION POLL CODE:

Speakers
SF

Suzie Fore

Vice Principal, SDUSD
JO

Jannelle Olivier

Common Core Support Teachers, San Diego Unified School District


Friday November 6, 2015 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Hard Rock-Woodstock One

3:30pm

461: Using Proportions as a solid foundation for Linear Functions
Proportional Reasoning is a critical focus of 7th grade, come explore a lesson series created to spark a deeper understanding of proportionality. Guided inquiry. Multiple representations. Authentic experiences. Leave with an entire unit ready to use!_x000B__x000B_EVALUATION POLL CODE:

Speakers
JR

Johnny Reyes

Math 7 & 8 Teacher, Pomona USD
Man, that trip to Costa Rica changed my life forever. Loving everyday! Pura Vida!!


Friday November 6, 2015 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Hard Rock-Woodstock Three

3:30pm

462: Noodling (Note taking + Doodling) for Understanding
Do students like to doodle? YES Do they like to notetake? NOT REALLY But, they'll love noodling...AND, best of all they'll retain and comprehend with deeper understanding if you use and give students permission to use a few simple techniques._x000B__x000B_EVALUATION POLL CODE:

Friday November 6, 2015 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Hilton-Horizon I

3:30pm

463: My Favorite Math Contest Problems
Problem solving is central at all levels of math. Carefully choosing the setting and content can make math fun and exciting too. Challenge your students with classic contest problems and discover solutions that enrich understanding. _x000B__x000B_EVALUATION POLL CODE:

Speakers
DM

Dennis Mulhearn

retired (39 years experience), Valley Stream Central HSD (retired)


Friday November 6, 2015 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Hilton-Plaza D

3:30pm

464: Teaching with Tasks - Sparking Deeper Student Understanding
Tasks arenÕt just for assessment anymore. WeÕll experience a task as a learner, strategize, apply the practices, connect to application, then debrief. Learn what components make quality tasks and use them to develop deeper conceptual understanding._x000B__x000B_EVALUATION POLL CODE:

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Friday November 6, 2015 3:30pm - 5:00pm
PSCC-Mesquite D

3:30pm

465: Growth Mindset in a Blended Learning Environment
Interventions only work if a student is willing to persevere. Students persevere when they care about the result and believe they can succeed. Learn how to establish an academic mindset, fuel grit and instill resilience, leading to academic success!_x000B__x000B_EVALUATION POLL CODE:

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Friday November 6, 2015 3:30pm - 5:00pm
PSCC-Smoke Tree E

3:30pm

466: Building Complexity from Simple Little Pattern Blocks
Break the NCLB world of mile wide, inch deep and multiple choice tests.Ê Using the simple pattern block, see how to guide your students into complex, multi-level explorations of equations, equivalencies and then areas of non-standard shapes._x000B__x000B__x000B_EVALUATION POLL CODE:

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Friday November 6, 2015 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Renaissance-Chino B

3:30pm

470: Create an Engaging & Dynamic Algebra Classroom
Enhance & Orchestrate your Algebra Classroom with hands on activities, math talks and performance tasks. Take home activities and handouts provided.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 12284

Speakers
avatar for Kasey Grant

Kasey Grant

High School Math Teacher, FJUHSD
I am in my 13th year of teaching math. I specialize in Algebra 1. I have been the Math Coach & Algebra Team Leader for my site, on the curriculum committee and have been a leader among my peers. I am also involved in curriculum development. I was on the 2008 Advisory Board for... Read More →
AR

Al Rabanera

Fullerton Joint Union High School District



Friday November 6, 2015 3:30pm - 5:00pm
PSCC-Mesquite A

3:30pm

471: Orchestrating the Math Practices with At-Risk Students
Experience activities used in special education math classes that helped transform student mindsets, and engaged them in challenging math tasks, orchestrating a culture of positive problem solving in the classroom.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 12342

Speakers
avatar for Jim Short

Jim Short

Math Coordinator, Ventura County Office of Education
JS

Jennifer Silva

Moorpark High School



Friday November 6, 2015 3:30pm - 5:00pm
PSCC-Mesquite D

3:30pm

472: Functional Thinking for Making Wise Decisions
Let us solve real-world linear programming problems with GeoGebra software by balancing conceptual and procedural knowledge about linear inequalities, systems of equations, functions, and their visual representations with technology.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 12343

Speakers
AT

Agnes Tuska

Professor, California State University Fresno



Friday November 6, 2015 3:30pm - 5:00pm
PSCC-Mesquite E

3:30pm

473: Arithmetic Sequences and Series as a Bridge to Quadratics
Sequences and Series come up throughout the CCSS, but have been an afterthought in Algebra textbooks. We will share Problem Based Lessons that help students understand Sequences and Series and make connections between Linear and Quadratic Functions.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 12344

Speakers
avatar for Nate Goza

Nate Goza

Teacher, Math for America Los Angeles
avatar for Liem Tran

Liem Tran

Math Teacher, Los Angeles Unified School District


Friday November 6, 2015 3:30pm - 5:00pm
PSCC-Mesquite F

3:30pm

474: Google Tools in the Math Class
Less piles of paper, less grading, less confusion. Google Classroom and Drive work together to organize stuff that used to be in file folders by the classroom door. Let’s try out strategies to de-clutter math class and work smarter.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 12364

Speakers
avatar for Matt Vaudrey

Matt Vaudrey

Bonita USD
A Google Certified Innovator and EdTech Coach from Southern California, Matt brings risk-taking to the forefront of the classroom. His students — kids and adults — build confidence and motivation by taking risks in a safe environment where failure is cheap. His book, The Classroom... Read More →


Friday November 6, 2015 3:30pm - 5:00pm
PSCC-Smoke Tree C
  • Strategies Tech
  • Session Number 474
  • Location ( Hotel ) PSCC

3:30pm

475: Making the Math Practices Accessible to Students
How do we help our students on their journey to become mathematically proficient? How can we help students who don’t yet know how to make sense of problems and persevere in solving them? Lead your learners to level up to the math practices.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 12377

Speakers
avatar for Jill Gough

Jill Gough

Director of Teaching and Learning, Trinity School
Jill Gough learns, serves, and teaches as the Director of Teaching and Learning at Trinity School, an independent, co-educational elementary school located in northwest Atlanta, Georgia, serving ages three through sixth grade. Jill transitioned to Trinity School from The Westminster... Read More →
avatar for Jennifer Wilson

Jennifer Wilson

Mathematics Teacher & Curriculum Specialist, Rankin County School District
bit.ly/slowmathtrig bit.ly/AccessibleSMPs Teacher & Learner of mathematics. Live sustainably at First Fruits Farm with chickens, donkey, dog, cat, kitten, 2 daughters, and husband. Use technology in classroom to make my students' thinking visible.


Friday November 6, 2015 3:30pm - 5:00pm
PSCC-Smoke Tree D

3:30pm

476: Inquiry Based Geometry Instruction Enhanced with Technology
We will discuss how to develop growth mindset and inquiry based instruction in order to prepare students for CCSS based assessments. We will also look at how technology can make that inquiry more effective and interactive. BYOD. Samples provided.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 12410

Speakers
SJ

Sarah Jensen

Math Teacher/Curriculum Assessment Coach, Whittier Union High School District
You made it to my profile! Please copy and paste the link below into a new browser to access the google slides we will be using in my session: https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1nySgqikNARA24UrzkGdJWwQj0xzZHjG8tFaCNge1hj0/edit?usp=sharing


Friday November 6, 2015 3:30pm - 5:00pm
PSCC-Smoke Tree F

3:30pm

477: Looking for Structure and Repeated Reasoning in Algebra
Through problem solving activities that help orchestrate a CCSSM classroom, we will explore some interesting CCSSM algebra and function standards & make connections to standards for math practice with a focus on coherence in content progressions.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 12411

Speakers
TB

Tyler Boogar

Garden Grove Unified School District
JC

Joshua Chesler

CSU Long Beach



Friday November 6, 2015 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Renaissance-Andreas

3:30pm

478: Math Placement and Diagnostic Feedback Together!
Diagnostic assessments about student preparedness for specific math courses can help place students appropriately and simultaneously provide teachers and students meaningful feedback.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 12412

Speakers
BA

Bruce Arnold

Director, UCSD



Friday November 6, 2015 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Renaissance-Chino B

3:30pm

479: Back to Writing the Future of Our Classes
Argumentation is an important part of the common core. We will explore again how powerful a tool expression through the written word is in a mathematics class.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 12413

Speakers
CB

Carl Blankenhorn

Teacher, Montebello USD
LS

Lauren Swanson

Assistant Professor, Whittier - on behalf of Laura McEnaney



Friday November 6, 2015 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Renaissance-Santa Rosa

3:30pm

481: Interactive Transformations: Sense Making With Visual Tools
Transformations are more than a before and after image. Get quick tips on how to effectively use common classroom tools, including those that don’t plug in. Explore area with rigid congruence, circles with similarity, and more. (BYOD)

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 12455

Speakers
avatar for Jedidiah Butler

Jedidiah Butler

TOSA - Instructional Tech, Heritage HS, Perris UHSD
In the classroom Jed has incorporated 1:1 technology for secondary math and now works for the innovative Perris Union High School District as a TOSA supporting instructional technology. 


Friday November 6, 2015 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Hard Rock-Palladium South

3:30pm

495: I Love My AP Calculus Class!
Participants get motivational strategies for success in AP Calculus, review tips & tricks on building a successful AP program, explore ways to make their program and class exciting, and learn strategies to help ensure student success on the AP exam.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 12623

Speakers
avatar for Howard Alcosser

Howard Alcosser

Mathematics Teacher, Walnut Valley USD
Howard Alcosser has taught all levels of high school mathematics for 37 years. He has taught AP Calculus AB and BC and IB Higher Level Math at Diamond Bar High School in Diamond Bar, California for 32 years where he has been the architect of the AP Calculus program that was designated... Read More →



Friday November 6, 2015 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Renaissance-Mojave Lrng Ctr

3:30pm

480: Mastering AP Statistics Multiple Choice Questions
The multiple choice section of the AP Statistics exam counts for 50% of a studentÕs score. In this session, weÕll explore strategies and resources that can help spark studentsÕ deeper understanding of multiple choice questions._x000B__x000B_EVALUATION POLL CODE:

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avatar for Daren Starnes

Daren Starnes

Math Department Chair, The Lawrenceville School
The Lawrenceville School



Friday November 6, 2015 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Hard Rock-Roxy

3:30pm

482: Using Algebra Tiles to Spark Deeper Understanding - HS
Help your students develop a deeper understanding of solving equations, systems of equations, multiplying and factoring polynomials, and "completing the square". Do this by using algebra tiles, particularly for your visual/kinesthetic learners._x000B__x000B_EVALUATION POLL CODE:

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CE

CPM Educational Program

Regional Coordinator, College Preparatory Mathematics (CPM)
CPM offers grades 6-calculus math texts using problem based learning in student centered classroom. We support our materials with eight days of professional development led by classroom teachers.



Friday November 6, 2015 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Hard Rock-Woodstock Two

3:30pm

483: Stretching the Truth and Shifting the Blame
An important standard in the Function Strand isÊBuilding Functions from Existing Functions.ÊWeÊwill shareÊa series of scenario-basedÊtasks that promote conceptual understanding of Function Transformation._x000B__x000B_EVALUATION POLL CODE:

Speakers
avatar for Nate Goza

Nate Goza

Teacher, Math for America Los Angeles
avatar for Liem Tran

Liem Tran

Math Teacher, Los Angeles Unified School District



Friday November 6, 2015 3:30pm - 5:00pm
PSCC-Mesquite E

3:30pm

484: Look Who's Talking! Mathematics Discourse in the Classroom
Go beyond checking for understanding! Participate in several student interaction strategies that promote student discourse and provide students with deeper understanding. Walk away with something that can be immediately implemented in the classroom._x000B__x000B_EVALUATION POLL CODE:


Friday November 6, 2015 3:30pm - 5:00pm
PSCC-Mesquite F
  • Session Number ELL
  • Location ( Hotel ) 484
  • Tags PSCC

3:30pm

485: The Struggle is Real (World)
This session aims to spark deeper understanding of Precalculus & Calculus concepts by encouraging students to struggle with imperfect real data so they may connect concepts with current events topics, many of which they read about on social media._x000B__x000B__x000B__x000B_EVALUATION POLL CODE:

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Friday November 6, 2015 3:30pm - 5:00pm
PSCC-Smoke Tree A

3:30pm

486: Toward Deeper Understanding of Exponential Functions
Come experience investigations with exponential functions. We will do some kinesthetic activities that will help your students develop a deeper understanding of exponential growth and decay, activities to which high school students can relate._x000B__x000B_EVALUATION POLL CODE:

Speakers
SS

Staci Shackelford

Whittier Union High School District


Friday November 6, 2015 3:30pm - 5:00pm
PSCC-Smoke Tree B

3:30pm

487: Upgrade Your Card Sorts
Card sorts help students compare, contrast, and group mathematical structures. In this session we'll learn how to use a free digital card sort to promote discussion and give feedback in ways that are impossible with paper card sorts._x000B__x000B__x000B_EVALUATION POLL CODE:

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Friday November 6, 2015 3:30pm - 5:00pm
PSCC-Smoke Tree D

3:30pm

489: Algebra & Functions: Look for Structure & Repeated Reasoning
Through problem solving activities that spark deeper understanding, we will explore Standards for Mathematical Practice 7 & 8 in the context of some interesting CCSSM algebra and function standards and tasks. Coherence will be emphasized._x000B__x000B_EVALUATION POLL CODE:


Friday November 6, 2015 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Renaissance-Sierra

3:30pm

490: Use Innovative Feedback! Spark Relationship & Understanding
Come learn about the letters JCNPiI and CRE...and how they have helped empower math students become connected to their teacher, to each other, and to a deeper relationship with mathematics as increasingly self-regulating learners in community._x000B__x000B_EVALUATION POLL CODE:

Speakers
BF

Brent Ferguson

The Lawrenceville School
Ask me for a copy of my compilation of favorite mathy books. I'll have plenty with me throughout the weekend. : )I've taught for 20+ years in all HS course levels, in public and private, East coast and west, all-boys and coed. I now teach lots of Calculus and grade AP exams in June...it's... Read More →


Friday November 6, 2015 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Hard Rock-Roxy One

3:30pm

450: What Could Go Wrong? (Addressing Math Misconceptions)
Eliciting, analyzing, responding to student misconceptions has the power to deepen mathematical understanding and engage theÊCCSS math practices. WeÕll discussÊineffective strategies and explore those thatÊmove learning forward. Free resources._x000B__x000B_EVALUATION POLL CODE:

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Friday November 6, 2015 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Hard Rock-Palladium North

3:30pm

451: Engage Students: Increasing Opportunities to Respond (OTRs)
Have you ever provided opportunity for deeper understanding, but your students engaged in behavior problems instead of math problems? OTRs 3-5 times per minute decrease behavior problems and increase student engagement and performance. _x000B__x000B_EVALUATION POLL CODE:

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Friday November 6, 2015 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Hard Rock-Roxy Two

3:30pm

452: Classroom Dessert: Real Assessment IsnÕt What You Think
A fine meal is topped off by a carefully-crafted dessert; in the classroom, itÕs called Òassessment,Ó and it often lacks flavor. The authors of The Classroom Chef re-think how we assess our students, empowering them by tapping into their voice. _x000B__x000B_EVALUATION POLL CODE:

Speakers
avatar for John Stevens

John Stevens

Chaffey JUHSD
John is an instructional math and technology coach in Southern California. He is the author of Table Talk Math and co-author of The Classroom Chef, blogs about his passions at http://fishing4tech.com, and would love to create more opportunities for kids to love mathematics.
avatar for Matt Vaudrey

Matt Vaudrey

Bonita USD
A Google Certified Innovator and EdTech Coach from Southern California, Matt brings risk-taking to the forefront of the classroom. His students — kids and adults — build confidence and motivation by taking risks in a safe environment where failure is cheap. His book, The Classroom... Read More →


Friday November 6, 2015 3:30pm - 5:00pm
PSCC-Mesquite B

3:30pm

453: Weapons of Math Instruction...APPSolutely
Learn how to integrate technology in a math classroom from a warm-up, through a lesson and formative assessment, to finishing with an Exit Ticket, all done electronically. Very cool stuff! Bring your device to experience it all._x000B__x000B_EVALUATION POLL CODE:

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avatar for Steve Morris

Steve Morris

TOSA, Riverside USD
This is my 29th year of teaching in Riverside USD and what a ride it has been to this point! I have had the awesome opportunity to teach elementary and secondary grade levels. The last two years, I have been a teacher on special assignment, helping some of our Custom Schools with... Read More →


Friday November 6, 2015 3:30pm - 5:00pm
PSCC-Mesquite G
  • Session Number ELL
  • Location ( Hotel ) 453
  • Tags PSCC

3:30pm

454: The Truth About Mathematical Modeling
Ask anyone what it means to model with mathematics and you will get different answers from each one. As we look at a set of K-12 modeling activities that spark deeper understanding of math, we will uncover what it means to meet the demands of MP4._x000B__x000B_EVALUATION POLL CODE:


Friday November 6, 2015 3:30pm - 5:00pm
PSCC-Mesquite H

3:30pm

456: Clash of Systems: Using Clash of Clans to explore Maths
Explore the intersection of mobile gaming and maths. Walk away with my slide deck and some ideas on how to turn your students' favorite games into lessons. The sample lesson is specific to systems of equations, but the ideas can be applied TK-12._x000B__x000B_EVALUATION POLL CODE:

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avatar for Ian Young

Ian Young

Assistant Principal, Beaumont Unified School District
Talk to me about music, the Dodgers and making public education work for each student.


Friday November 6, 2015 3:30pm - 5:00pm
PSCC-Smoke Tree C

3:30pm

457: Integrating Technology in the Math Classroom
Learn about ways to incorporate free digital resources in the Common Core math classroom. Topics include Google apps, Desmos, Geogebra, and EdPuzzle. Make your classroom an engaging and interactive place where kids have fun learning._x000B__x000B_EVALUATION POLL CODE:

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Friday November 6, 2015 3:30pm - 5:00pm
PSCC-Smoke Tree F

3:30pm

458: Engaging formative assessment techniques with technology
This session will have teachers engaging in several formative assessment tasks using free technology from desmos to nearpod to demonstrate that we can engage students in their learning and assess them understanding in real time using such technology._x000B__x000B_EVALUATION POLL CODE:

Speakers
avatar for Eric Milou

Eric Milou

Professor of Mathematics, Rowan Univ
Everything!


Friday November 6, 2015 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Renaissance-Catalina

3:30pm

410: Promoting Productive Discourse = Deeper Mathematics Learning
Participants will engage in activities that promote mathematical discourse and discuss how these support deeper learning for all students. Resources for tasks that support discourse and ideas for classroom discourse norms will be shared._x000B__x000B_EVALUATION POLL CODE:

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avatar for Dr. Mark Ellis

Dr. Mark Ellis

Professor, CSU Fullerton
Mark Ellis taught mathematics in grades 6-12 in northern California public schools for six years, becoming a National Board Certified Teacher in 1999. Mark is an author of Reimagining the Mathematics Classroom: Creating and Sustaining Productive Learning Environments from the National... Read More →


Friday November 6, 2015 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Renaissance-Madera

3:30pm

430: Ignite Deeper Understanding: Educating Your Parent Community
Ignite parentsÕ depth of understanding of the CCSSM Content Standards & 8 Mathematical Practices with informational meetings, parent coffees, & student-led math nights. Receive ready-to-use resources to spark constructive partnerships with parents._x000B__x000B_EVALUATION POLL CODE:

Speakers
avatar for Barbara Blanke

Barbara Blanke

Owner, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo
Best Practices in Mathematics Common Core Professional Development Parent Education Guided Math Discourse
avatar for Kimberly Kelly

Kimberly Kelly

Teacher, San Luis Coastal USD



Friday November 6, 2015 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Hilton-Plaza A

3:30pm

431: Interventions that Ignite Understanding
Students who are behind their grade level peers should have access to effective teaching and learning practices. Learn about 8 researched recommendation for Tier 2 interventions that focus on conceptual understanding and fluency._x000B__x000B_EVALUATION POLL CODE:

Speakers
avatar for Pia Hansen

Pia Hansen

Director of Professional Development, Math Learning Center


Friday November 6, 2015 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Renaissance-San Jacinto

3:30pm

408: Coaching/Being Coached for Rigor: Essential Elements
How do we coach for rigor in the classroom? What are classroom dimensions that matter? Examine successful models for coaching from SVMI & TRU Math that support shifting practices for deeper learning. Resources also provide guidance for PLCs _x000B__x000B_EVALUATION POLL CODE:

Speakers
avatar for Mardi Gale

Mardi Gale

Senior Research Associate, WestEd



Friday November 6, 2015 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Renaissance-Chino A

3:30pm

409: Cross-District Collaboration to Align PD for Maximum Impact
Under Dr. Tim KanoldÕs guidance,10 districts across CA set powerful visions for CCSS mathematics instruction and assessment, aligning professional learning structures to build teacher capacity and maximize mathematics learning._x000B__x000B__x000B_EVALUATION POLL CODE:

Speakers
NR

Nick Resnick

Program Manager: Math in Common, California Education Partners



Friday November 6, 2015 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Renaissance-Andreas

3:30pm

411: Let's Get Physical With Math on the Floor!
Teachers will explore kinaesthetic learning of all of the concepts in Number Sense. Strategies for other strands will be addressed as time permits. Ideas for making your own floor grid will be readily shared,

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 11743

Speakers
WH

Wendy Hill (The Learning Carpet)

President, The Learning Carpet-TLC, Inc.
430


Friday November 6, 2015 3:30pm - 5:00pm
PSCC-Mesquite G

3:30pm

420: Accessible Problem Solving for ALL K-2 Students
Deepen your understanding of problem solving to ensure it is accessible to ALL students. Language is often a barrier, so it is vital to adjust our instruction. Through video clips, participants will learn practical, research-informed strategies._x000B__x000B_EVALUATION POLL CODE:

Speakers
SK

Susie Katt

K-2 Mathematics Coordinator, Lincoln Public Schools, Lincoln, NE


Friday November 6, 2015 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Hilton-Horizon II

3:30pm

421: Supporting the Development of Young Children's Counting
In this CGI session we will consider how attending to the details of what children do as they count can create opportunities to respond in ways that recognize and build from childrenÕs partial and emerging understanding of counting principles._x000B__x000B__x000B_EVALUATION POLL CODE:

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avatar for Nick Johnson

Nick Johnson

Research & Professional Development, San Diego State Univ



Friday November 6, 2015 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Hilton-Plaza C

3:30pm

422: Mathematical Lenses: Learning How Students See Math
Each day, we plan through our lens, choosing numbers & questions needed to engage in the math. Do we ever plan for students to see math through their mathematical lens? We'll explore contexts & literature that allow us to learn how students see math._x000B__x000B_EVALUATION POLL CODE:

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Friday November 6, 2015 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Hilton-Tapestry

3:30pm

423: The Nimble Number Line
The number line is often an underutilized tool that deepens number sense and operational proficiency. We'll explore the importance of the number line as a visual representation for helping children develop greater flexibility in mental arithmetic._x000B__x000B_EVALUATION POLL CODE:


Friday November 6, 2015 3:30pm - 5:00pm
PSCC-Mesquite A
  • Session Number ELL
  • Location ( Hotel ) 423
  • Tags PSCC

3:30pm

426: LET'S EXPLORE THE CORE - with Math on the Floor!
Teachers will see that by engaging children in the physical exploration of math concepts on a large 100-square floor grid, the visual representations will develop a deeper understanding. Other strands will be explored as time permits. _x000B__x000B_EVALUATION POLL CODE:

Speakers
WH

Wendy Hill (The Learning Carpet)

President, The Learning Carpet-TLC, Inc.
430



Friday November 6, 2015 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Renaissance-Ventura

3:30pm

425: Number Line Math for Teaching Place value
Come prepared to play games that integrate the use of number lines, cards and dice. Develop a repertoire of games and strategies for teaching PV concepts including , number sense, ordering, comparing, rounding, estimation, operations and more.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 11857

Speakers
JF

Jane Felling

Educator, Box Cars and One-Eyed Jacks
Jane is co-author of the award winning Box Cars and One-Eyed Jacks series and has been doing workshops in the area of games as a teaching strategy for over 25 years. She has conducted workshops across North America for K - 8 contracts and has been a featured speaker at the National... Read More →



Friday November 6, 2015 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Hilton-Horizon II

3:30pm

427: Get Parents On Board with CCSS Math: It Makes Sense!
Gain parent buy-in by showing how number sense and mathematical properties are deliberately sequenced from Kindergarten to Algebra. Give parents and teachers a big picture understanding & rationale for the math reasoning children need to demonstrate.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 11859

Speakers
avatar for Tammy Foster

Tammy Foster

Math Coach, Escondido Union School District
BH

Brenda Heil

teacher, Escondido Union School District



Friday November 6, 2015 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Hilton-Tapestry
  • Session Number 427
  • Location ( Hotel ) Hilton

3:30pm

405: Let's Talk About Tests
New curricula, new pathways, etc. But what about your tests? Are yours very different than what you used before? Would they be considered rigorous? Come find out. Let's talk about tests (and grades), it's BYOT (Bring Your Own Tests)!

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 11484

Speakers
avatar for Patrick Callahan

Patrick Callahan

Co-Director of the California Mathematics Project, Callahan Consulting
I'm a mathematician who is passionate about making the world a better place by improving mathematics education for all students and teachers. I am the statewide co-director of the California Mathematics Project and have recently founded a consulting company to help teachers, administrators... Read More →


Friday November 6, 2015 3:30pm - 5:00pm
PSCC-Primrose A

3:30pm

407: Engagement Through Student Created Math Videos
I’ve never seen my students so engaged! Find out how students can create videos on their phone for your math classroom to teach CCSS-M. Student videos, a rubric, student directions, follow-up questions, and tips for implementation will be provided.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 11569

Speakers
avatar for Sean Nank

Sean Nank

Adjunct Professor/Researcher/Author, American College of Education
I am a mathematics educator, Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching recipient, author, researcher, and consultant. I am a core faculty member at the American College of Education, adjunct professor at California State University San Marcos, and... Read More →



Friday November 6, 2015 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Hard Rock-Woodstock Two

5:00pm

Ignite!

Watch 10 math educators light up the room with fresh ideas in teaching and learning. Each speaker gets five minutes, using 20 slides that auto advance every 15 seconds whether they’re ready or not.  Prepare to be amazed, empowered, and entertained!  

There will be a Cash Bar available! 


Moderators
avatar for Suzanne Alejandre

Suzanne Alejandre

Senior Project Manager, The Math Forum @ NCTM
I'm a native Californian (born in San Pedro) and I think of myself as a middle school mathematics and computer teacher because from 1973 – 1977 and 1987 – 2000 that is what I did! I taught at Frisbie Junior High School and later Frisbie Middle School in Rialto. I joined the Math... Read More →
avatar for Annie Fetter

Annie Fetter

The Math Forum at NCTM
I'm the longest-tenured staff member of the Math Forum. I worked on the project that produced the first version of the Geometer's Sketchpad® dynamic mathematics software and was a consultant for Key Curriculum Press for many years. My current work focuses on the development of children's... Read More →
BS

Brian Shay

Math Teacher/Chairperson, Canyon Crest Academy, San Dieguito UHSD

Speakers
avatar for Juli Dixon

Juli Dixon

Professor and Author, University of Central Florida
Juli Dixon is professor of mathematics education at the University of Central Florida (UCF). Dr. Dixon is focused on improving teachers’ mathematics knowledge for teaching so that they support their students to communicate and justify mathematical ideas. She is a prolific writer... Read More →
avatar for Norma Gordon

Norma Gordon

Chief Academic Officer/Math Specialist/Instructional Coach, CueThink and Brookline Public Schools
I have been an active mathematics and professional learning educator for almost 20 years. My goal is to support and foster creative, collaborative learning environments. I view this flexibly as "learners-2-learners" - meaning all students and educators! @normabgordon is my personal... Read More →
avatar for Nate Goza

Nate Goza

Teacher, Math for America Los Angeles
avatar for Robert Kaplinsky

Robert Kaplinsky

robertkaplinsky.com
Hi, I’m Robert. I’ve been an educator since 2003 as a classroom teacher, teacher specialist for Downey Unified School District, instructor for the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), and presenter at conferences around the world.
avatar for Matt Larson

Matt Larson

President-Elect, NCTM
Matt Larson is the K-12 mathematics curriculum specialist for the Lincoln Public Schools in Lincoln, NE. He is a member of the IES What Works Clearing House panel on Improving Algebra Skills. He is the co-author of numerous professional books, including: Administrator’s Guide: Interpreting... Read More →
avatar for Nora Ramirez

Nora Ramirez

Executive Director, TODOS: Mathematics for ALL
MT

Matthew Taylor

Instructional Specialist Mathematics, New Visions for Public Schools
avatar for Nancy Butler Wolf

Nancy Butler Wolf

Lecturer, Supervisor of Teacher Education, UC Riverside
I am a long-time math educator with interests in algebraic thinking and reasoning, mathematical modeling, curriculum development, technology and literature in the math classroom, and student motivation and engagement. I have my PhD in mathematics education, and my book, "Modeling... Read More →


Friday November 6, 2015 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Renaissance-Pasadena/Madera
 
Saturday, November 7
 

8:30am

502: 'Key Words Help' 'Inquiry Won't Work' and Other Myths
Students with special needs are often taught exclusively through key words and direct instruction. Learn first-hand from a student with special needs how teaching key words and direct instruction were successfully replaced with teaching for understanding in an inclusive environment. Alex Dixon was a normal, bright, healthy girl, when a sudden onset of a mysterious illness took over her life. Months of treatments failed to provide relief from acute pain and muscle spasm. Brain surgery stopped the spasms but caused a massive stroke. Alex had to relearn everything. Alex provides a personal account of strategies for supporting a student with special needs to learn mathematics with depth. Alex's mom, Juli Dixon, a professor of mathematics education, shares her perspective on what worked for teaching students with special needs.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 12930

Speakers
avatar for Juli Dixon

Juli Dixon

Professor and Author, University of Central Florida
Juli Dixon is professor of mathematics education at the University of Central Florida (UCF). Dr. Dixon is focused on improving teachers’ mathematics knowledge for teaching so that they support their students to communicate and justify mathematical ideas. She is a prolific writer... Read More →


Saturday November 7, 2015 8:30am - 9:59am
PSCC-Primrose B

8:30am

500: Number Talks and the Standards for Mathematical Practice: Teachers and Students Learning Together
Number Talks develop numerical reasoning skills for students and teachers alike and are a powerful vehicle for bringing the Standards for Mathematical Practice to life in elementary through post-secondary classrooms. This session will engage participants as learners while highlighting critical aspects that make Number Talks a safe space for the having of mathematical ideas._x000B__x000B_EVALUATION POLL CODE:

Speakers

Saturday November 7, 2015 8:30am - 9:59am
PSCC-Primrose A

8:30am

501: Principles for Building and Using Effective Digital Tasks
What do the most powerful digital math tasks have in common? What teacher moves allow students to get the most out of any lesson? In this session, weÕll consider answers to these questions and use the Desmos Activity Builder as a lens for exploring the intersection of computers, teaching, and math._x000B__x000B_EVALUATION POLL CODE:

Speakers
avatar for Michael Fenton

Michael Fenton

Lead Instructional Designer, Desmos
Exploring the intersection of mathematics, technology, and curiosity.



Saturday November 7, 2015 8:30am - 9:59am
PSCC-Primrose B

8:30am

540: Fractions don't have to be Frustrating
How can I help students understand fractions? Come see how using manipulatives can help students understand fraction concepts. Discover why they are a powerful tool; ideas will be shared for equivalence, ordering, and operations with fractions!_x000B__x000B_EVALUATION POLL CODE:

Speakers


Saturday November 7, 2015 8:30am - 10:00am
Hard Rock-Roxy

8:30am

541: Beyond Invert & Multiply: Make Sense of Fraction Computation
Students often struggle with fraction computation. WeÕll focus on "fraction sense," to help students understand fractions as numbers and learn to compute accurately, efficiently, and with understanding. Video from classrooms will be shared._x000B__x000B_EVALUATION POLL CODE:

Speakers

Saturday November 7, 2015 8:30am - 10:00am
Hard Rock-Woodstock Three

8:30am

542: Fraction Numbers Lines- your new BFF
Teachers will create fraction number lines and solve real-world problems using them. You will be amazed at how easy it is to add and subtract quickly and easily. _x000B__x000B_EVALUATION POLL CODE:

Speakers
avatar for Janelle Chisholm

Janelle Chisholm

Consultant, No Teacher Left Behind
Janelle Chisholm, National Board Certified Teacher, served as a classroom teacher for 19 years before moving to the district office as a math coach in a large urban school district in Phoenix, AZ for three years. She has been presenting teacher workshops full time for the last four... Read More →



Saturday November 7, 2015 8:30am - 10:00am
Renaissance-Cactus

8:30am

543: Strip Models Tape Diagrams Bar Models Oh My!
Learn why visual models for word problems are so powerful, try problems from the simple to the complex, and investigate web-based programs and ipad apps that will help anyone incorporate this effective strategy into their classrooms._x000B__x000B_EVALUATION POLL CODE:

Speakers


Saturday November 7, 2015 8:30am - 10:00am
Renaissance-Pueblo B

8:30am

544: EXPLORE THE CORE - with Math on the Floor!
Teachers will see that by engaging children in the physical exploration of math concepts on a large 100-square floor grid, the visual representations will develop a deeper understanding. Other strands will be explored as time permits._x000B__x000B_EVALUATION POLL CODE:

Speakers
WH

Wendy Hill (The Learning Carpet)

President, The Learning Carpet-TLC, Inc.
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Saturday November 7, 2015 8:30am - 10:00am
Renaissance-Ventura

8:30am

554: Soar with Common Core Math Fun
Participants will experience a variety of dynamic inquiry oriented investigations - making students think - along with FUN FILLED opportunities in making mathematics teaching simply coherent and fun filled. Come, get involved and win prizes!

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 14310

Speakers
MH

Michael Hatter

Adjunct Professor, Mount Sac Antonio College
avatar for Viken "Vik" Hovsepian

Viken "Vik" Hovsepian

Professor of Mathematics/Author, Rio Hondo School District
Professor Hovsepian is a Senior National Mathematics Consultant to McGraw-Hill and an author of several of its mathematics programs including Glencoe’s Common Core 2014 Pre-Calculus program. He holds an elementary teaching credential in Mathematics as well as secondary credentials... Read More →



Saturday November 7, 2015 8:30am - 10:00am
Hilton-Tapestry

8:30am

560: Model-Eliciting Activities in Middle School
MEAs are open-ended, interdisciplinary problem-solving activities that resemble engineering problems to reveal studentsÕ thinking about the embedded concepts in literacy, science and mathematics. _x000B__x000B_EVALUATION POLL CODE:

Speakers
avatar for Kimberly Knight

Kimberly Knight

Teacher on Special Assignment, Beaumont USD - ESF
@MathCoachKim


Saturday November 7, 2015 8:30am - 10:00am
Hilton-Tapestry

8:30am

561: Pattern Blocks: The Forgotten Tool In Middle School!
Join us for explorations in middle school geometric concepts! We willÊuse pattern blocks to dig deeper into understanding relationships among angles, lines and dilations. This session will include lesson plans for immediate implementation._x000B__x000B__x000B_EVALUATION POLL CODE:

Speakers
avatar for Jennifer Hagman

Jennifer Hagman

Secondary Math Coach, UC Los Angeles Math Project
When I'm not working on math problems, or working with teachers, I enjoy crafting and spending time with my husband and cat.


Saturday November 7, 2015 8:30am - 10:00am
PSCC-Mesquite A

8:30am

562: Connecting student ideas about operating with zero to slope
Rich discussion requires links between teacher practice (Elicit and use evidence of student thinking) and students (Construct viable arguments and critique the reasoning of others). Examine how to support student argument in the context of slope._x000B__x000B_EVALUATION POLL CODE:


Saturday November 7, 2015 8:30am - 10:00am
PSCC-Mesquite D

8:30am

563: So You Want to Go into Modeling?
ANYone can do it, with paper! Spark deeper understanding by utilizing bar models to interpret word problems and illustrate relationships. These powerful tools represent core middle school concepts of fractions, ratios, proportions and percents._x000B__x000B_EVALUATION POLL CODE:


Saturday November 7, 2015 8:30am - 10:00am
PSCC-Smoke Tree A

8:30am

564: Fantasy Baseball: An Authentic Performance Task
Students will productively struggle through statistical analysis of baseball card stats to create mathematical models of player statistics, play simulated games against each other, and deepen their understanding of the applications of mathematics. _x000B__x000B_EVALUATION POLL CODE:

Speakers
avatar for Andrea Hammond

Andrea Hammond

Math Teacher, Beaumont Unified School District


Saturday November 7, 2015 8:30am - 10:00am
PSCC-Smoke Tree C

8:30am

565: Take Your Places
This powerful lesson enriches your studentsÕ number sense and empowers their mathematical thinking. It will provide hours of classroom use and is highly adaptable to your studentsÕ needs. Get the ready-for-Monday handout._x000B__x000B__x000B_EVALUATION POLL CODE:

Speakers
avatar for Brad Fulton

Brad Fulton

Teacher, Mistletoe STEM Institute
I have been in education for 37 years, and in math, science, and STEM instruction for 26. I have been presenting at national workshops and conferences since 1994.


Saturday November 7, 2015 8:30am - 10:00am
Renaissance-Catalina

8:30am

570: Lessons for SpED ELL & All Students Who Struggle w/ CCSSM
Participants will experience rigorous mathematics lessons proven to work with Special Ed students. These adapted Common Core lessons will support ALL students who have cognitive challenges with equitable learning of high school Mathematics.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 14319

Speakers
avatar for Dianne DeMille

Dianne DeMille

Mathematics Consultant, JenDi Consultants
How can we support students who struggle in high school to achieve Common Core Mathematics: including Special Ed, English Learners, and All students who struggle to learn mathematics?
JM

Jennifer Munoz

Redlands Unified School District



Saturday November 7, 2015 8:30am - 10:00am
PSCC-Mesquite A

8:30am

571: Increasing Coherence in High School Math
The high school math curriculum, even if integrated, can be badly fragmented. Unifying concepts can bring focus and coherence. I’ll give two examples: transformations, and a natural introduction to complex numbers as an instance of system extension.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 14320

Speakers
avatar for Lew Douglas

Lew Douglas

Math Ed Consultant, Private
After teaching math in private high schools for 32 years, I went to work at the Lawrence Hall of Science, UC Berkeley in 2007. I was Co-Director of the Bay Area Mathematics Project, which supports teachers of mathematics K-12, until Aug. 31, 2014. I am passionate about effective teaching... Read More →



Saturday November 7, 2015 8:30am - 10:00am
PSCC-Mesquite F

8:30am

572: Using Google Forms for Quick Formative Assessments
Wish for a faster and easier way to check student understanding? Learn to create Google Forms for quizzes and assignments, which students can access on any device and receive feedback. Get students writing about math and making viable arguments!

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 14791

Speakers
avatar for Rachel Lasek

Rachel Lasek

Mathematics Department Lead / Instructional Technology Coach, West Sonoma County Union High School
Rachel Lasek is a Mathematics and French teacher at a rural, public high school in Northern California, with over ten years experience. She has taught a wide-range of mathematics courses ranging from Remedial Math to Honors Precalculus. Over the past two years, Rachel spearheaded... Read More →



Saturday November 7, 2015 8:30am - 10:00am
PSCC-Smoke Tree C
  • Strategies Tech
  • Session Number 572
  • Location ( Hotel ) PSCC

8:30am

573: Pre-Assess Model Monitor Differentiate – Winning Combo
Mathematical modeling, in well-formed groups, is a perfect way to engage students in realistic problem solving while supporting the mathematical practices. Experience and discuss how timely assessment can help form and reorganize modeling work groups

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 14925

Speakers
AB

Allan Bellman

University of Mississippi


Saturday November 7, 2015 8:30am - 10:00am
PSCC-Smoke Tree D

8:30am

574: Problem Solving CCSS Rich Tasks Interactive Technologies
Hands-on: 3 activities that promote active student engagement – mapped to the standards and practices. Learn instructional strategies that stimulate deep conceptual understanding. Discover, explore, investigate, analyze with appropriate technologies.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 14937

Speakers
avatar for Tom Reardon

Tom Reardon

Mathematics Instructor, Fitch HS/Youngstown State Univ
I like to integrate problem solving, rich tasks, excellent questioning techniques, standards, and appropriate technologies. Technologies that I use include iPads and math apps, SMART Boards, and TI technologies.I am currently working on some interactive activities that help students... Read More →


Saturday November 7, 2015 8:30am - 10:00am
PSCC-Smoke Tree E

8:30am

575: Proofs Versus 'Poofs'
This highly interactive session will prompt critical thinking by asking the "what if" questions, generalizing with caution, doing proofs versus "poofs" and thinking outside the box without flattening the box.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 14956

Speakers
NE

Noureddine El Alam

Mr. Noureddine El Alam, Pacific Ridge School


Saturday November 7, 2015 8:30am - 10:00am
Renaissance-Andreas

8:30am

576: Communicating Math through Vocabulary and Writing
Inspire students to unleash their use of precise vocabulary and rigorous writing! Come to this interactive session to explore different strategies that can enhance students’ use of academic vocabulary and develop their writing skills.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 14999

Speakers
DK

Deepti Khare

Math Teacher/Department Chair, Aspire Public Schools
avatar for Craig Rawe

Craig Rawe

Secondary Math Teacher, Aspire Public Schools
I have taught Calculus, Precalculus, Economics, and Algebra 1 through my 6-year career. During this time, I've dived deep into creating reliable and useful curriculum for precalculus - the "undefined" course in most districts - through vertical alignment, problem solving, and the... Read More →



Saturday November 7, 2015 8:30am - 10:00am
Renaissance-Chino B

8:30am

577: English and Math: a Natural Pairing for Common Core
Like a fine meal, our effort to optimize student learning through the collaborative development of interdisciplinary standards-based units, grounded in real world phenomena, have proven to surpass expectations. Come learn how we do it!

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 74121

Speakers
avatar for Susan Carle

Susan Carle

Coordinator of English Language Arts, Orange County Department of Education
avatar for Vanessa Cerrahoglu

Vanessa Cerrahoglu

Mathematics Coordinator, Orange County DE
I started my journey as an educator, curriculum developer, and workshop facilitator with LAUSD over 20 years ago. In this time, I taught at three high schools, each with a unique set of challenges and opportunities: low-socio economic & high Spanish speaking population, a math... Read More →



Saturday November 7, 2015 8:30am - 10:00am
Renaissance-Pueblo A

8:30am

578: Select/Sequence Student Work to Enhance Class Discussions
How do we use student work to maximize learning? In this interactive session, we will consider how to choose and prioritize student work to meet instructional goals and to enhance discourse leading to students making richer connections.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 8594

Speakers
CH

Cara Hetrick

Chula Vista Elementary School District
RT

Ron Tsui

San Diego Unified School District


Saturday November 7, 2015 8:30am - 10:00am
Renaissance-Pueblo B

8:30am

579: Applied Mathematics in the High School Classroom
Some call it real world, some call it modeling, mathematicians call it applied math, and have been doing it for centuries. Come learn a number of applied math lesson ideas for your classroom, from finance to music to physics.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 9942

Speakers
avatar for Heather Dallas

Heather Dallas

Director/lecturer, UCLA Math


Saturday November 7, 2015 8:30am - 10:00am
Renaissance-Ventura

8:30am

595: Composition – Slope Fields Forever
How do you practice for the AP Calculus performance? The TI-Nspire CX CAS is an instrument that makes it possible for students to explore, graph and learn slope fields and solve differential equations for a successful performance on the AP Exam.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 15261

Speakers
avatar for Veronica Carlson

Veronica Carlson

Math Teacher, Glendale UHSD
avatar for Kim Thomas

Kim Thomas

Math Teacher and Title I Coordinator, Moon Valley HS/Glendale UHSD
I am a high school math teacher in Arizona, an AYA Math NBCT, and a T3 National Instructor. I am passionate about teaching with technology to promote student understanding and exploration of mathematics.



Saturday November 7, 2015 8:30am - 10:00am
Renaissance-Chino A

8:30am

580: AP Stats 2016 Walk Thru
Let's take a careful look at all six problems from last May's exam, guided by an experienced AP grader. We will examine sample student papers and learning points from the rubrics._x000B__x000B_EVALUATION POLL CODE:

Speakers
avatar for Jared Derksen

Jared Derksen

Teacher Specialist, Mathematics, Chaffey JUHSD


CMCS docx

Saturday November 7, 2015 8:30am - 10:00am
Hilton-Palm Canyon

8:30am

581: Discrete Math Modeling: Learn Understand and Use!
Modeling can be scary. Rich problems are rare. Here are some ideas for very real problems and projects from discrete math. Most topics can be easily self-taught, some of the problems are scary-good, and they even meet CCSSM-C! A great field leveler._x000B__x000B_EVALUATION POLL CODE:

Speakers
avatar for Chuck Biehl

Chuck Biehl

L Charles (Chuck) Biehl
I'm all about mathematical modeling, and all about bringing discrete mathematics into the mainstream curriculum. Come and hear all about both. Please feel free to bring a browser-equipped device to surf for support during the talk. This is not a lecture. If you have any questions... Read More →


Saturday November 7, 2015 8:30am - 10:00am
Hilton-Plaza A

8:30am

582: Understanding Algebraic Functions Ð Going Deeper
Come experience activities to lead students to a deeper understanding of functions. Participate in a human graph to explore functions, (domain, range, and asymptotes), and in other activities to modify linear, quadratic and exponential functions. _x000B__x000B_EVALUATION POLL CODE:

Speakers

Saturday November 7, 2015 8:30am - 10:00am
Hilton-Plaza B

8:30am

583: Making Sense of Statistics in Algebra 2
Participants will engage in activities and discussion around different ways students can connect with statistics, especially in vocabulary and the interpretation of data and their measures of spread. Ready-for-use resources will be provided._x000B__x000B_EVALUATION POLL CODE:


Saturday November 7, 2015 8:30am - 10:00am
Hilton-Plaza C

8:30am

584: Creating Differentiated Materials is Easier Than You Think.
Come investigate various forms of differentiation, discussing when, why, and how they can be implemented and how easy they are to create. Working from classroom scenarios, weÕll view and/or create various types of differentiated materials._x000B__x000B__x000B_EVALUATION POLL CODE:

Speakers
AB

Allan Bellman

University of Mississippi


Saturday November 7, 2015 8:30am - 10:00am
Hilton-Plaza D

8:30am

585: Digging Into Mathematical Modeling (Insect Classification)
We will look deeply at a single mathematical modeling challenge. Different student approaches will be considered as participants experience the cycle of modeling. Basic data analysis is used to distinguish two species of biting insects._x000B__x000B_EVALUATION POLL CODE:

Speakers
avatar for Dan Teague

Dan Teague

Instructor of Mathematics, NC School of Science and Mathematics
I have been an Instructor of Mathematics at the North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics since 1982, and have taught mathematical modeling at NCSSM since 1986. I am currently a member of the Board of Directors of NCTM and previously served on the Board of Governors of the... Read More →


Saturday November 7, 2015 8:30am - 10:00am
PSCC-Mesquite B

8:30am

586: Rich Tasks: Collaboration and Conceptual Understanding
Matching multiple representations to get overview of topic and deepen understanding. Missing representations will be created. Protocols modeled to support mathematical discourse, collaboration, conceptual understanding, and formative assessment._x000B__x000B_EVALUATION POLL CODE:

Speakers
MT

Matthew Taylor

Instructional Specialist Mathematics, New Visions for Public Schools


Saturday November 7, 2015 8:30am - 10:00am
PSCC-Mesquite F

8:30am

587: It's Not About Answers-Mistakes Deepen Student Understanding
Student understanding can benefit from mistakes in the classroom using connections to growth mindset, brain research, questioning. Challenging math tasks allowing entry for all levels of math will be used to demonstrate using mistakes for learning._x000B__x000B_EVALUATION POLL CODE:


Saturday November 7, 2015 8:30am - 10:00am
PSCC-Mesquite H

8:30am

588: How Do We Know If Students Really Understand?
We will discuss how to make small tweaks to math problems to encourage students to articulate their reasoning and make potential misconceptions more obvious. We will practice a variety of strategies that build studentsÕ conceptual understanding. _x000B__x000B_EVALUATION POLL CODE:

Speakers
avatar for Nanette Johnson

Nanette Johnson

Teacher on Special Assignment, Mathematics, Downey USD
I am a math coach in Downey, California. I love learning, learning about learning.


Saturday November 7, 2015 8:30am - 10:00am
PSCC-Primrose C

8:30am

589: How Do We Know If Students Really Understand?
We will discuss how to make small tweaks to math problems to encourage students to articulate their reasoning and make potential misconceptions more obvious. We will practice a variety of strategies that build studentsÕ conceptual understanding. _x000B__x000B_EVALUATION POLL CODE:

Speakers
avatar for Nanette Johnson

Nanette Johnson

Teacher on Special Assignment, Mathematics, Downey USD
I am a math coach in Downey, California. I love learning, learning about learning.


Saturday November 7, 2015 8:30am - 10:00am
PSCC-Primrose D

8:30am

590: Modeling Mathematics in Algebra
Participants will engage in a variety of activities where modeling is the focus. Participants will discuss how multiple representations help to create well rounded math models. Content will be focused around topics in Algebra 1 or Integrated Math 1._x000B__x000B_EVALUATION POLL CODE:

Speakers
KM

Katie Martinez

Math Teacher/Department Chair, La Costa Canyon HS


Saturday November 7, 2015 8:30am - 10:00am
PSCC-Smoke Tree B

8:30am

591: Enhancing algebra and geometry: Transformations in Geogebra
We share and engage audience in Geogebra (GG) activities that develop geometric and algebraic connections, and mathematical practices. Learn basic GG instructions to perform geometric transformations on points, graphs and shapes. BYOD with Geogebra. _x000B__x000B_EVALUATION POLL CODE:

Speakers

Saturday November 7, 2015 8:30am - 10:00am
PSCC-Smoke Tree F

8:30am

592: Statistics in Int 3:Be Random & Normal...w/ Margin for Error
Demystify the CCSS for Statistics in Integrated 3/Alg 2. We will deepen understanding of randomness in different settings, normal curves and simulations to get a feel for margin of error through activities. Scaffolded handouts will be provided._x000B__x000B_EVALUATION POLL CODE:

Speakers
avatar for Renee Kollar-Bachman

Renee Kollar-Bachman

Teacher/Dept Chair, Vista Unified School District
I am a math and drama geek. I have taught AP Stats for a long time and have been part of the AP Reading for 8 years. I'm also an Integrated 1 teacher. In my spare time, I teach dance, choreograph all our musicals and watch San Diego Padres games with my family.
avatar for Tina Shinsato

Tina Shinsato

Math Teacher, Rancho Buena Vista HS
Talk to me about your favorite places to kayak, hike, and bike in the Sierras...and where we're going for lunch.


Saturday November 7, 2015 8:30am - 10:00am
Renaissance-Sierra

8:30am

593: Exploring Planes Vectors and Curves in 3D
We will gain deeper understanding of systems of equations, vectors, and curves through their 3D representations using Grapher. This program helps students visualize difficult mathematical concepts in 3D. Bring your Mac laptops._x000B__x000B_EVALUATION POLL CODE:

Speakers

Saturday November 7, 2015 8:30am - 10:00am
PSCC-Smoke Tree E

8:30am

550: Reading Reasoning and Writing to Deepen Math Understanding
Interacting with context rich scenarios, students engage in reading & writing at levels not experienced in a math class. We will focus on strategies to develop deeper understanding, engage in math practices, and offer optimal formative assessment._x000B__x000B_EVALUATION POLL CODE:


Saturday November 7, 2015 8:30am - 10:00am
Hilton-Horizon II

8:30am

551: The Clothesline: Statistics on the Number Line
Help students understand the meaning of various statistical measures without making a single calculation. This Master Number Sense Maker will blow your mind; I promise. clotheslinemath.com_x000B__x000B_EVALUATION POLL CODE:

Speakers
avatar for Chris Shore

Chris Shore

Coordinator of Secondary Curriculum & Instruction, Murrieta Valley USD/The Math Projects Journal
Chris Shore is editor and founder of The Math Projects Journal. As a nationally-known speaker and a 30-year veteran of public education, Chris has a unique, practical perspective on the new 21st Century Standards.


Saturday November 7, 2015 8:30am - 10:00am
PSCC-Mesquite E

8:30am

552: STEM Behind Football Activity Investigation and Application
Use TI-84 Technology to understand the science and math behind kicking the game-winning field goal! Engineered for several levels 8-12. Interactively model the flight of the ball. Solve graphically and confirm algebraically._x000B__x000B_EVALUATION POLL CODE:

Speakers
avatar for Tom Reardon

Tom Reardon

Mathematics Instructor, Fitch HS/Youngstown State Univ
I like to integrate problem solving, rich tasks, excellent questioning techniques, standards, and appropriate technologies. Technologies that I use include iPads and math apps, SMART Boards, and TI technologies.I am currently working on some interactive activities that help students... Read More →


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Saturday November 7, 2015 8:30am - 10:00am
PSCC-Smoke Tree D

8:30am

553: Debate in the Math Classroom to Spark Deeper Understanding
To debate is to ask questions, develop arguments &Êlisten to othersÕ thinking; key practices for mathematicians! Our session provides tools for creating a culture of mathematical debate in your classroom. Come ready to experience debate in action!_x000B__x000B__x000B_EVALUATION POLL CODE:



Saturday November 7, 2015 8:30am - 10:00am
Renaissance-Andreas

8:30am

510: Strategies to Help Struggling Students Become Algebra Ready
The journey to math proficiency can be a challenge for many learners. Algebra readiness through deeper learning creates the ultimate condition for students to succeed but how can teachers empower these struggling students to achieve with confidence?_x000B__x000B_EVALUATION POLL CODE:

Speakers
KU

Kelly Urlacher

Curriculum Designer, DreamBox Learning



Saturday November 7, 2015 8:30am - 10:00am
Hard Rock-Palladium North

8:30am

511: Where's the Math?
A researcher observed: ÒIn U.S. lessons, I see students and I see the teacher. I have trouble finding the mathematics.Ó Doing math is a thrilling adventure that too few students experience. Come learn strategies for making math happen in your class._x000B__x000B_EVALUATION POLL CODE:

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Saturday November 7, 2015 8:30am - 10:00am
PSCC-Mesquite C

8:30am

512: Starting A Math Fight
You have a wealth of free resources available to you and a breadth of people who are willing to help. Join us for a session that will get students arguing, thinking, and challenging the way that they think about math._x000B__x000B_EVALUATION POLL CODE:

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avatar for John Stevens

John Stevens

Chaffey JUHSD
John is an instructional math and technology coach in Southern California. He is the author of Table Talk Math and co-author of The Classroom Chef, blogs about his passions at http://fishing4tech.com, and would love to create more opportunities for kids to love mathematics.


Saturday November 7, 2015 8:30am - 10:00am
PSCC-Mesquite G
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  • Location ( Hotel ) 512
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8:30am

513: Algebra: Why is it destroying America
Students aren't failing Algebra. Algebra is failing students! We will discuss how the typical algebra courses are harming not just individual students, but society and the economy as well. WeÕll share data and discuss solutions._x000B__x000B__x000B_EVALUATION POLL CODE:

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avatar for Patrick Callahan

Patrick Callahan

Co-Director of the California Mathematics Project, Callahan Consulting
I'm a mathematician who is passionate about making the world a better place by improving mathematics education for all students and teachers. I am the statewide co-director of the California Mathematics Project and have recently founded a consulting company to help teachers, administrators... Read More →


Saturday November 7, 2015 8:30am - 10:00am
Renaissance-Madera

8:30am

514: Lesson Study to Build Social Justice Goals
Lesson study is a dynamic professional development activity to help students develop deeper understanding about mathematics and social justice. Effective lesson design and observation protocols are a part of this interactive session._x000B__x000B__x000B__x000B_EVALUATION POLL CODE:

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Saturday November 7, 2015 8:30am - 10:00am
Renaissance-Pueblo A

8:30am

530: Engage Parents in Learning through Family Math Nights
Students succeed when parents are partners in learning. Come explore fun and easy activities to do at a Family Math Night that get parents and students thinking on a deeper level. Leave with lots of ready-to-go ideas. Great for the classroom, too!_x000B__x000B_EVALUATION POLL CODE:

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Saturday November 7, 2015 8:30am - 10:00am
Hard Rock-Woodstock Two

8:30am

531: Place Value Models; Developing Algorithm Understanding
Place value is a powerful tool that took the human race thousands of years to develop. Go back to elementary school as a student and deepen your content knowledge about the role of place value in the teaching and learning of algorithms_x000B__x000B_EVALUATION POLL CODE:

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avatar for Linda West

Linda West

Consultant, SMARTTraining, LLC


Saturday November 7, 2015 8:30am - 10:00am
Renaissance-Chino B

8:30am

532: Gaining Deeper Understanding with a Coaching Relationship
We will describe our use of the Content Focused Coaching model in a 2nd grade classroom. We will explain the facets of the coaching cycle and discuss our growth in content, pedagogy, and leadership as well as the benefits for our students._x000B__x000B_EVALUATION POLL CODE:


Saturday November 7, 2015 8:30am - 10:00am
Renaissance-San Jacinto

8:30am

533: Beyond Fluency-Deepening Knowledge about What Students Know
Explore our approach to developing and assessing fluency to reflect the depth and goals of the CCSSM. Learn how using the three phases of mastering basic facts through formative assessment has developed our understanding about what students know. _x000B__x000B_EVALUATION POLL CODE:

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avatar for Christine Roberts

Christine Roberts

Mathematics Staff Development and Curriculum Specialist, Tulare County Office of Education
I have a passion for teaching and learning mathematics. Discovering how others think about and approach problems interests me. I love to hear mathematical thinking from students to better understand how they see and do mathematics.


Saturday November 7, 2015 8:30am - 10:00am
Renaissance-Santa Rosa

8:30am

599: Introducing Bridges in Mathematics K-5
Join us to learn more about a curriculum that fosters the skills students need for critical thinking, communication, collaboration and creativity. Discover how you can create a learning environment that develops confident and motivated learners.  

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 141034

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