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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 PST

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 PST
Hilton-Plaza A
  PK - 2

8:30am PST

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 PST
Hilton-Plaza C
  PK - 2, CGI
  • Strand CGI
  • Strategies Eq
  • Session Number 117
  • Location ( Hotel ) Hilton

8:30am PST

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 PST
Hilton-Plaza D
  PK - 2

10:30am PST

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 PST
Hilton-Horizon I
  Leadership

10:30am PST

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
avatar for Noam Szoke

Noam Szoke

Math Content Specialist, SFUSD
Noam Szoke is a math content specialist and works with elementary teachers across the district. Previously he taught math and other subjects from preschool to adult, mostly in Oakland, CA. He is passionate about teaching that allows every student's brilliance and creativity to shine... Read More →


Friday November 6, 2015 10:30am - 12:00pm PST
Hilton-Plaza B
  PK - 2

10:30am PST

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 PST
Hilton-Plaza C
  PK - 2, CGI

10:30am PST

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 Dr. Donna Knoell

Dr. Donna Knoell

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

Joe Trahan

Curriculum Designer, Dreambox Learning


Friday November 6, 2015 10:30am - 12:00pm PST
Hilton-Palm Canyon
  PK - 5

1:30pm PST

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 Dr. Juli Dixon, Alex and Jessica Dixon

Dr. Juli Dixon, Alex and Jessica Dixon

Title: A Stroke of Luck: A Family’s Journey a Roadmap for SupportThe Dixons offer a unique perspective on supporting children with medical issues and their caregivers and siblings. Juli provides the educator’s viewpoint as a parent of children with special needs and medical difficulties... Read More →


Friday November 6, 2015 1:30pm - 2:59pm PST
Hilton-Horizon I
  PK - 5, FEATURED |   Featured, FEATURED

1:30pm PST

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 PST
Hilton-Plaza B
  3 - 5

1:30pm PST

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 PST
Hilton-Plaza D
  PK - 2

3:30pm PST

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 PST
Hilton-Horizon I
  PK - 5, FEATURED |   Featured, FEATURED

3:30pm PST

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 PST
Hilton-Horizon II
  PK - 5

3:30pm PST

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 PST
Hilton-Tapestry
  PK - 5
  • Session Number 427
  • Location ( Hotel ) Hilton
 
Saturday, November 7
 

8:30am PST

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 PST
Hilton-Tapestry
  6 - 8

10:30am PST

696: Stats FRAPPYs! Free Response AP Problems Yay!
FRAPPY is an approach to develop conceptual understanding and enhance communication skills. Learn to utilize Free Response Questions as formative assessments and develop a strategy to implement effective feedback in your Statistics classroom.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 19328

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.



Saturday November 7, 2015 10:30am - 12:00pm PST
Hilton-Plaza A
  8 - 12, AP Stats

1:15pm PST

735: How Big? How Much? Exploring Measurement and Data
Come experience how to use appropriate tools strategically to help student develop the concept of measurement. By collecting and analyzing data, you will experience hands on lessons that help students persevere.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 20340

Speakers
avatar for Jennifer North Morris

Jennifer North Morris

Marana HS
Coaching Professional Development K-12



Saturday November 7, 2015 1:15pm - 2:45pm PST
Hilton-Plaza B
  3 - 5

1:15pm PST

745: Sum Thing Interesting
An engaging exploration that involves simple addition yet yields engaging patterns both simple and complex. This allows you to adapt the activity to the level of your students. A great Friday filler. A classroom-ready handout is available.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 21315

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 1:15pm - 2:45pm PST
Hilton-Horizon I
  3 - 8

1:15pm PST

776: Math Modeling 'Out of the Box': A Closer Look at CA CCSSM
Many ordinary problems are "modeled" using ordinary tools. We include a discussion of the CA CCSS Standard with special attention to unique problems, and examples from the Standard, including delivery routes, scheduling, and designing tournaments.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 25244

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 1:15pm - 2:45pm PST
Hilton-Horizon II
  8 - 12

1:15pm PST

777: Structuring Student Learning with Comprehensive Notebooks
Train your students to create notebooks to deepen their conceptual understanding by keeping track of their learning. See them rely on their structured notes during mathematical discourse and problem solving. Example notebooks will be from high school

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 26096

Speakers
BS

Bence Szamosfalvi

Math Teacher, La Canada High School


Saturday November 7, 2015 1:15pm - 2:45pm PST
Hilton-Palm Canyon
  8 - 12

3:15pm PST

882: Persevering in Solving Problems
The Mathematical Practices ask students to persevere in solving problems. This session will discuss and engage the participants in solving problems in multiple ways with a focus on how to help students understand perseverance.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 29020

Speakers
DI

Daniel Ilaria

West Chester University


Saturday November 7, 2015 3:15pm - 4:45pm PST
Hilton-Plaza A
  8 - 12