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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

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 PST
PSCC-Smoke Tree D
  6 - 8

8:30am PST

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 PST
PSCC-Mesquite D
  8 - 12
  • Session Number 171
  • Location ( Hotel ) PSCC

8:30am PST

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 →


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Friday November 6, 2015 8:30am - 10:00am PST
PSCC-Mesquite E
  8 - 12
  • Strategies Eq
  • Session Number 172
  • Location ( Hotel ) PSCC

8:30am PST

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 PST
PSCC-Smoke Tree B
  8 - 12

8:30am PST

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 PST
PSCC-Smoke Tree C
  8 - 12
  • Strategies Eq, ELL
  • Session Number 174
  • Location ( Hotel ) PSCC

8:30am PST

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 / Senior Math Advisor, Youngstown State University (Ohio) / Texas Instruments
Tom Reardon taught mathematics for 35 years at Fitch High School, where he served as department chair, and for 40 years at Youngstown State University in Ohio. He has been doing Professional Development in mathematics technology for school districts across the U.S. and internationally... Read More →


Friday November 6, 2015 8:30am - 10:00am PST
PSCC-Smoke Tree E
  8 - 12

8:30am PST

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 PST
PSCC-Smoke Tree F
  8 - 12

8:30am PST

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 PST
PSCC-Mesquite B
  8 - 12, AP Calculus

8:30am PST

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 PST
PSCC-Primrose A
  PK-12

8:30am PST

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 PST
PSCC-Primrose B
  PK-12

10:30am PST

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 PST
PSCC-Primrose A
  6 - 12, FEATURED |   Featured, FEATURED

10:30am PST

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 PST
PSCC-Smoke Tree E
  8 - 12, AP Calculus

10:30am PST

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 PST
PSCC-Mesquite G
  PK - 2

10:30am PST

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 PST
PSCC-Mesquite C
  PK - 2

1:30pm PST

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 PST
PSCC-Mesquite B
  8 - 12
  • Strategies Eq
  • Session Number 370
  • Location ( Hotel ) PSCC

1:30pm PST

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 PST
PSCC-Mesquite D
  8 - 12

1:30pm PST

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 PST
PSCC-Mesquite E
  8 - 12

1:30pm PST

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 PST
PSCC-Smoke Tree A
  8 - 12

1:30pm PST

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 PST
PSCC-Smoke Tree B
  8 - 12

1:30pm PST

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 PST
PSCC-Smoke Tree E
  8 - 12

3:30pm PST

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 PST
PSCC-Primrose B
  Gen. Aud., FEATURED |   Featured, FEATURED

3:30pm PST

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 PST
PSCC-Mesquite A
  8 - 12

3:30pm PST

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 PST
PSCC-Mesquite D
  8 - 12

3:30pm PST

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 PST
PSCC-Mesquite E
  8 - 12

3:30pm PST

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 PST
PSCC-Mesquite F
  8 - 12

3:30pm PST

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 PST
PSCC-Smoke Tree C
  8 - 12
  • Strategies Tech
  • Session Number 474
  • Location ( Hotel ) PSCC

3:30pm PST

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 PST
PSCC-Smoke Tree D
  8 - 12

3:30pm PST

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 PST
PSCC-Smoke Tree F
  8 - 12

3:30pm PST

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 PST
PSCC-Mesquite G
  PK - 2

3:30pm PST

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 PST
PSCC-Primrose A
  PK-12
 
Saturday, November 7
 

8:30am PST

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 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 →


Saturday November 7, 2015 8:30am - 9:59am PST
PSCC-Primrose B
  Gen. Aud., FEATURED |   Featured, FEATURED

8:30am PST

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 PST
PSCC-Mesquite A
  8 - 12

8:30am PST

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 PST
PSCC-Mesquite F
  8 - 12

8:30am PST

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 PST
PSCC-Smoke Tree C
  8 - 12
  • Strategies Tech
  • Session Number 572
  • Location ( Hotel ) PSCC

8:30am PST

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

Professor of Mathematics Education, University of Mississippi


Saturday November 7, 2015 8:30am - 10:00am PST
PSCC-Smoke Tree D
  8 - 12

8:30am PST

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 / Senior Math Advisor, Youngstown State University (Ohio) / Texas Instruments
Tom Reardon taught mathematics for 35 years at Fitch High School, where he served as department chair, and for 40 years at Youngstown State University in Ohio. He has been doing Professional Development in mathematics technology for school districts across the U.S. and internationally... Read More →


Saturday November 7, 2015 8:30am - 10:00am PST
PSCC-Smoke Tree E
  8 - 12

8:30am PST

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

Speakers
avatar for Pia Hansen

Pia Hansen

Director of Professional Development, Math Learning Center


Saturday November 7, 2015 8:30am - 10:00am PST
PSCC-Mesquite H
  K - 5
  • Session Number 599
  • Location ( Hotel ) PSCC

8:30am PST

506: Transforming Your Class Culture to be Positive & Engaging
Using Three Key Ideas, you can Transform the Culture in your classroom. Build a team atmosphere welcoming mistakes and rewarding questioning. This consistent process will result in a dynamic learning environment and restore students’ love of math

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 13021

Speakers
avatar for Eric Shulman

Eric Shulman

TOSA High School Math, Irvine USD
Eric has worked at IUSD for the past 23 years. While he enjoyed his valuable experience working at the district office as a Teacher on Special Assignment, he is excited to be back in his role at UNI with the students. His role as a PLC Facilitator/Coach has been enriching and engaging... Read More →


Saturday November 7, 2015 8:30am - 10:00am PST
PSCC-Mesquite B
  PK-12

8:30am PST

507: Bringing Parents Into the Learning Community
The shift to CCSSM is a change for everyone, including parents. Negative press and social media have left parents with valid concerns. They need a reliable forum where they can ask questions to understand what CCSS is and why we are changing.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 12929

Speakers
KW

Kelli Wasserman

Math Consultant, CSU San Bernardino


Saturday November 7, 2015 8:30am - 10:00am PST
PSCC-Smoke Tree F
  PK-12
  • Session Number 507
  • Location ( Hotel ) PSCC

10:30am PST

605: Digging Into Depth of Knowledge
Learn how to use rigorous Open Middle math problems at multiple Depth of Knowledge (DOK) levels with your students. The problems begin with the same task and end with the same answer yet allow for multiple solving methods. Participants will complete math tasks, watch videos of students solving them, and leave with access to 100's of free problems.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 16057

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.


Saturday November 7, 2015 10:30am - 11:59am PST
PSCC-Primrose C
  3 - 12, FEATURED |   Featured, FEATURED

10:30am PST

604: Balancing Conceptual Understanding Application and Procedural Fluency in a Common Core Classroom
Understanding what it means to have a balanced approach and the reality of implementing a balanced approach in a classroom are different. This presentation will briefly address the meaning of the elements of a balanced approach, conceptual understanding, application and procedural fluency, but the purpose of the session is to solidify what a balanced approach looks like in a Common Core classroom and to walk away with specific ideas to implement in a classroom to meet the needs of all students, including EL's. To accomplish this, participants will engage in center-type activities designed to address conceptual understanding, application, and procedural fluency while focusing on mathematical language and communication.. Discussions that keep in mind the “spirit of the standards” will culminate with the development of a sequence of the activities.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 15828

Speakers
avatar for Nora Ramirez

Nora Ramirez

Executive Director, TODOS: Mathematics for ALL


Saturday November 7, 2015 10:30am - 11:59am PST
PSCC-Mesquite B
  PK - 5, FEATURED |   Featured, FEATURED

10:30am PST

670: Pythagoras + Geometry Habits of Mind With Geogebra
Learn to concretely illustrate the Pythagorean Theorem with Geogebra. Use its proofs to promote geometric habits of mind. We will share pre-made files to illustrate these ideas in the classroom. BYOD with Geogebra.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 17003

Speakers
AM

Armando Martinez-Cruz

Professor, CSU Fullerton
LR

Lorenzo Rodriguez

CSU Fullerton



Saturday November 7, 2015 10:30am - 12:00pm PST
PSCC-Smoke Tree F
  8 - 12
  • Strategies Tech
  • Session Number 670
  • Location ( Hotel ) PSCC

10:30am PST

671: Shift from “Coverage” to “Understanding” with Algebra Tiles
Learn how to use algebra tiles to make algebra into a concrete visual experience for your students. Teachers will have a chance to explore algebra tiles and learn how to use them to balance conceptual understanding and procedural knowledge.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 17065

Speakers
avatar for Vivian Lezak

Vivian Lezak

Math Department Loyola Marymount University
avatar for Micheal Marsh

Micheal Marsh

Teacher, Culver City USD
Micheal Marsh Mathematics Teacher Culver City Unified School District Culver City High School 4401 Elenda Street, Culver City, CA 90230 voice: (310) 842-4200 Ext. 6122 fax: 310-842-4302 michealmarsh@ccusd.org



Saturday November 7, 2015 10:30am - 12:00pm PST
PSCC-Mesquite F
  8 - 12

10:30am PST

672: Prob/Stats in Int 2/Geo: To Be or Not To Be.. Independent
Use 2-way tables as a basis to explore the Prob/Stats CCSS in Int 2/Geo. Orchestrate relevant data & make sense of probabilities revealed. Independence, conditional probability and more…handouts scaffolded to address different levels of understanding

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 17097

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 10:30am - 12:00pm PST
PSCC-Smoke Tree C
  8 - 12

10:30am PST

673: Using Great Tasks to Teach Statistics Topics in Algebra
Common Core State Standards allow us to orchestrate the world where Statistics and Algebra intersect. Come and participate in great tasks that include univariate and bivariate Statistics topics that are ideal for an Algebra course.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 17098

Speakers
avatar for Kyle Atkin

Kyle Atkin

Kern HSD


Saturday November 7, 2015 10:30am - 12:00pm PST
PSCC-Smoke Tree D
  8 - 12
  • Strategies STEM
  • Session Number 673
  • Location ( Hotel ) PSCC

10:30am PST

694: 3 Sets of 3 Questions–Practicing Inquiry With Taylor Series
Participants will be introduced to a plan for teaching Taylor Series that starts the conversation with central questions. This inquiry is the seed out of which grows lots of rich mathematical fruit, including patterns, theorems, and habits of mind.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 19310

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 →



Saturday November 7, 2015 10:30am - 12:00pm PST
PSCC-Mesquite G
  8 - 12, AP Calculus

10:30am PST

695: Mathematical Modeling in Calculus: Classroom-Tested Examples
NCSSM mathematics has had a modeling focus for the past 30 years, so we have lots of modeling activities, both large and small, that have been classroom tested. This session will look deeply at 2-3 examples and share several more in a dropbox.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 19312

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 10:30am - 12:00pm PST
PSCC-Mesquite C
  8 - 12, AP Calculus

10:30am PST

699: Make the Perfect Play in Math
MANGO Math games are a great way to get kids to practice math.  Come learn math games that are easy to implement with children in grades K - 8th grade.  Our sports and math games help to inspire kids to apply their math skills.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 141021

Speakers
MC

Mary Curry

MANGO Math Group


Saturday November 7, 2015 10:30am - 12:00pm PST
PSCC-Mesquite H
  K - 8
  • Session Number 699
  • Location ( Hotel ) PSCC

1:15pm PST

736: Which Fraction Representation is Best
Use and compare the strengths and weaknesses of various representations for the four operations on fractions, including number lines, arrays, area models and group models.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 140986

Speakers
LR

Lynne Redman-Co

Instructor, UCLA Curtis Center


Saturday November 7, 2015 1:15pm - 2:45pm PST
PSCC-Smoke Tree B
  3 - 5
  • Session Number 736
  • Location ( Hotel ) PSCC

1:15pm PST

770: Solving Common Core and Fun Problems With Confidence
Students learn when math is fun. The presentation will be an interactive. Audience members will experience unique ideas that make common core problems, fun adaptable to the classroom! All participants will receive a complimentary CD for all work.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 23878

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 1:15pm - 2:45pm PST
PSCC-Mesquite D
  8 - 12

1:15pm PST

771: Group Work Strategies for Student Mathematical Discourse
Discover a variety of group work strategies that actively engage your students in mathematical discourse through productive student-to-student conversations about math. Shift yourself from being the sage on the stage to being the guide on the side.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 23886

Speakers
avatar for Micheal Marsh

Micheal Marsh

Teacher, Culver City USD
Micheal Marsh Mathematics Teacher Culver City Unified School District Culver City High School 4401 Elenda Street, Culver City, CA 90230 voice: (310) 842-4200 Ext. 6122 fax: 310-842-4302 michealmarsh@ccusd.org
avatar for Carrie Velasco

Carrie Velasco

Math Teacher, Port of Los Angeles High School



Saturday November 7, 2015 1:15pm - 2:45pm PST
PSCC-Mesquite G
  8 - 12

1:15pm PST

772: Merging the Bookends of STEM: Science and Mathematics
Integrating science and math should be seamless, natural, and painless. Come see how the philosophy of STEM comes alive for Common Core success.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 24184

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.


Saturday November 7, 2015 1:15pm - 2:45pm PST
PSCC-Smoke Tree D
  8 - 12

1:15pm PST

773: TI-84CEcolor & TI-SmartView Emulator Tips Tricks Pedagogy
Learn all essential features - easily drag’n’drop screen shots into tests & worksheets, import photos into your TI-84CE and use them creatively. Use the Graph-Table feature to trace, use y= as an evaluator, and more cool ideas. Get a 12-page primer.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 24712

Speakers
avatar for Tom Reardon

Tom Reardon

Mathematics Instructor / Senior Math Advisor, Youngstown State University (Ohio) / Texas Instruments
Tom Reardon taught mathematics for 35 years at Fitch High School, where he served as department chair, and for 40 years at Youngstown State University in Ohio. He has been doing Professional Development in mathematics technology for school districts across the U.S. and internationally... Read More →


Saturday November 7, 2015 1:15pm - 2:45pm PST
PSCC-Smoke Tree E
  8 - 12

1:15pm PST

774: Maximizing Critical Thinking Via Algebra
Let’s maximize students’ critical thinking skills via optimization problems! Ready for classroom use videos, handouts, and spreadsheet activities illustrate how we can orchestrate a balance between understanding, problem solving, and procedures.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 24895

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Roberto Soto

Dr. Roberto Soto

Assistant Professor, Cal State Fullerton
I taught at my alma mater, Sierra Vista High School in Baldwin Park, before being inspired by my students to pursue a PhD in math. The journey took 10 years - working as a program specialist at San Bernardino Unified School District along the way - but I just recently earned a PhD... Read More →



Saturday November 7, 2015 1:15pm - 2:45pm PST
PSCC-Smoke Tree F
  8 - 12

1:15pm PST

799: The HMH Player App:  Enable On and Off Line Learning
The HMH Player™ provides anytime access to world-class online teaching resources that will enhance any curriculum, K-12.  This Digital Resource Manager enables teachers to download open educational resources, and to create customized lesson plans.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 141043

Speakers
CH

Caroline Haefling

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt


Saturday November 7, 2015 1:15pm - 2:45pm PST
PSCC-Mesquite H
  K - 12
  • Session Number 899
  • Location ( Hotel ) PSCC

3:15pm PST

803: The Problem is We Need Better Problem-Solving
Students often lack opportunities to strengthen their problem-solving skills. Dive deeper into why problem-solving is absolutely necessary for all students in math class by exploring accessible tasks, instructional strategies, and scaffolds.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 176838

Speakers
avatar for Fawn Nguyen

Fawn Nguyen

Math TOSA, Rio School District
Fawn is in her first year as a math coach. She started out as a science teacher for 11 years, then she taught math for 18 years. In 2014 Fawn was awarded Ventura County Mathematics Teacher of the Year. She is part of the UC-Santa Barbara Mathematics Project leadership team that presents... Read More →
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 →


Saturday November 7, 2015 3:15pm - 4:44pm PST
PSCC-Primrose B
  6 - 12, FEATURED |   Featured, FEATURED

3:15pm PST

801: Sense Making? Aren’t We Already Doing That In Literacy?
The very first Mathematical Practice, "make sense of problems", includes many ideas that have long been foci of literacy instruction. Yet when “math” starts, both teachers and students often leave those good habits behind. We’ll look at examples of this and explore how to translate literacy routines into good mathematical practices.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 26099

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 →



Saturday November 7, 2015 3:15pm - 4:44pm PST
PSCC-Primrose C
  PK - 5, FEATURED |   Featured, FEATURED

3:15pm PST

870: Setting the Tone with the Mathematical Practices
Make problem-solving the norm in your classroom with tasks focused on developing the math practices in the first few weeks of school. We will explore tasks and strategies that get students thinking critically and collaboratively throughout the year.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 28887

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 13 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 →



Saturday November 7, 2015 3:15pm - 4:45pm PST
PSCC-Mesquite B
  6 - 12
  • Session Number 870
  • Location ( Hotel ) PSCC

3:15pm PST

871: Rubrics Portfolios Continuums: Alternatives to Percentages
We will look at these tools and discuss the benefits and the challenges of offering alternative methods of evaluation, including peer and student self assessment. Walk away with samples and strategies to create and implement these in their classroom.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 28892

Speakers
MS

Melinda Shacklett

Mathematics coordinator, San Diego COE


Saturday November 7, 2015 3:15pm - 4:45pm PST
PSCC-Mesquite F
  8 - 12
  • Session Number 871
  • Location ( Hotel ) PSCC

3:15pm PST

872: 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: 28893

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Leann Iacuone

Dr. Leann Iacuone

Assistant Principal, Riverside Unified
Assistant Principal


Saturday November 7, 2015 3:15pm - 4:45pm PST
PSCC-Smoke Tree A
  8 - 12

3:15pm PST

873: #SlowMath: Looking for Meaning Before the Procedure
How might we leverage technology to build procedural fluency from conceptual understanding? What if we encourage sketching to show connections? Come experience right triangle trig & equations of circles through the lens of the Slow Math Movement.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 28911

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.


Saturday November 7, 2015 3:15pm - 4:45pm PST
PSCC-Smoke Tree D
  8 - 12

3:15pm PST

874: Use Zombies and Forensics to Enhance Your Math Classroom
Use "Zombie Mania" to make math content become "un-dead" in your classroom! Then do some sleuthing to cleverly determine the identity of a missing person based on time-of-death. Make sure to bring your brains to this hands-on session.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 28915

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.


Saturday November 7, 2015 3:15pm - 4:45pm PST
PSCC-Smoke Tree E
  8 - 12

3:15pm PST

875: Orchestrating the CC Classroom With FORMative Assessments
Use Google forms with Flubaroo, G(math) and Snag-it to easily create assessments to determine how to differentiate, reteach and challenge students of different levels

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 28937

Speakers
avatar for Cheryl Brown

Cheryl Brown

Interdisciplinary Coordinator, Innovative Education Management
M.A. Technology, Google Certified Educator, Technology Integration Certification. Amplify learning using technology! Sample Quiz: http://goo.gl/forms/ZZFegVGfBd Link to presentation: http://edtechmentor.org/formative-assessments/ Google+ cbrown@ieminc.org


Saturday November 7, 2015 3:15pm - 4:45pm PST
PSCC-Smoke Tree F
  8 - 12

3:15pm PST

807: Use TI Technology to Help Orchestrate a CC Classroom
Now that calculators are part of your CC Math classroom, learn to use these to guide your students to become mathematical tinkers? This session will give an overview the different TI Tech available and how to integrate them into your classroom.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 27178

Speakers
avatar for Naomi Fried-Kokason

Naomi Fried-Kokason

Teacher, Los Angeles USD
I am a National Instructor for Texas Instruments so if you need information or training on how to integrate TI technology into your classroom I am the person to call in LAUSD. I am also National Board Certified and I am the department chair for the mathematics department at Chatsworth... Read More →
avatar for Tania Lopez

Tania Lopez

Teacher, LAUSD


Saturday November 7, 2015 3:15pm - 4:45pm PST
PSCC-Mesquite G
  Teacher Ed