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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

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 PST
Hard Rock-Woodstock Two
  6 - 8

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

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 PST
Renaissance-Sierra
  8 - 12

8:30am PST

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 PST
Hard Rock-Palladium North
  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

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 PST
Hard Rock-Roxy One
  8 - 12, AP Stats

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

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

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

8:30am PST

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 PST
Renaissance-Chino B
  PK-12

8:30am PST

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 PST
Hard Rock-Roxy
  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

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 PST
Renaissance-Andreas
  6 - 8

10:30am PST

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 PST
Renaissance-Mojave Lrng Ctr
  6 - 8

10:30am PST

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 PST
Hard Rock-Palladium South
  6 - 8

10:30am PST

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 PST
Renaissance-Sierra
  8 - 12

10:30am PST

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 PST
Hard Rock-Woodstock Two
  8 - 12

10:30am PST

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 PST
Hard Rock-Roxy Two
  8 - 12

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

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

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

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 PST
Hard Rock-Roxy Two
  6 - 8

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

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 PST
Hard Rock-Woodstock One
  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

1:30pm PST

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 PST
Hard Rock-Roxy One
  8 - 12, AP Stats

1:30pm PST

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 PST
Renaissance-Chino B
  PK-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

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

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

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 PST
Renaissance-Andreas
  8 - 12

3:30pm PST

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 PST
Renaissance-Chino B
  8 - 12

3:30pm PST

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 PST
Renaissance-Santa Rosa
  8 - 12

3:30pm PST

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 PST
Renaissance-Mojave Lrng Ctr
  8 - 12, AP Calculus

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

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

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

3:30pm PST

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 PST
Hard Rock-Woodstock Two
  PK-12
 
Saturday, November 7
 

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

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 PST
Renaissance-Andreas
  8 - 12

8:30am PST

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 & science... Read More →



Saturday November 7, 2015 8:30am - 10:00am PST
Renaissance-Pueblo A
  8 - 12

8:30am PST

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 PST
Renaissance-Pueblo B
  8 - 12

8:30am PST

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 PST
Renaissance-Chino A
  8 - 12, AP Calculus

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

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

675: A Paper Cup + A Gust of Wind = Yearlong Rich Task
Explore how revisiting a rich task over the course of a year in geometry, emphasizes math as reasoning not simply answer-getting and grows capacity for making strategic choices, from use of physical models through application of trig functions.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 17393

Speakers
avatar for Peg Cagle

Peg Cagle

teacher-in-residence, Vanderbilt University/LAUSD
Geometry! 2D, 3D, non-Euclidean, building it using origami-anything geometric and you have my attention. Also interested in thinking with others about the learning trajectory for teachers as professionals. Plus the fact that I am a policy wonk.


Saturday November 7, 2015 10:30am - 12:00pm PST
Renaissance-Andreas
  8 - 12

10:30am PST

678: Use Your Opening Activity to Orchestrate Your Lesson
Come discuss and create algebra lesson openers that insure lesson success by pre-assessing the skills and pre-requisite knowledge needed for the day. Instructional modes encouraged by the opener and tools to collect on-the-fly data will be shown.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 17405

Speakers
AB

Allan Bellman

Professor of Mathematics Education, University of Mississippi


Saturday November 7, 2015 10:30am - 12:00pm PST
Renaissance-Chino B
  8 - 12

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

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

10:30am PST

615: Lil' Mathematicians Workstations
We will use hands on activities for young learners to extend and apply the knowledge to other subject area. Other focus areas include: setting up an engaging classroom environment,classroom management tips, and innovative ways implement activities.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 16516

Speakers
avatar for Shalek Chappill

Shalek Chappill

Master Teacher , Educational R&D, Resource Area For Teaching - RAFT


Saturday November 7, 2015 10:30am - 12:00pm PST
Hard Rock-Woodstock One
  PK - 2

1:15pm PST

747: Composing Problem Solving in Your Common Core Classroom
All students are capable of developing critical thinking skills by working collaboratively. Participants will learn how to conduct a classroom of problem solvers and student discussion by learning how to use the development of student work.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 334562

Speakers
avatar for Jennifer Morris

Jennifer Morris

Principal, Foothill Knolls STEM Academy of Innovation
My passion is my work in education. As a school leader, I empower all students by opening windows and doors through meaningful Project Based Learning. Studying neuroscience research and how it applies to 21st-century learning drives my work. I believe students need to design and... Read More →
avatar for Kristyl Nuckolls

Kristyl Nuckolls

Teacher, Upland Unified School District



Saturday November 7, 2015 1:15pm - 2:45pm PST
Hard Rock-Roxy
  3 - 8

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

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

1:15pm PST

778: Mathematical Modeling
Where do authentic mathematical modeling tasks come from? How can they be developed? How should they be assessed? These questions, and many more will be addressed in this session.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 141042

Speakers
MS

Melinda Shacklett

Mathematics coordinator, San Diego COE


Saturday November 7, 2015 1:15pm - 2:45pm PST
Renaissance-Chino A
  8 - 12

1:15pm PST

705: Everyday Every Class: Formative Assessment for SMPs
What does it mean to use formative assessment strategies to gauge students’ conceptual understanding & use of the SMPs? With the support of Dr. Tim Kanold & Dr. Dylan Wiliam, 10 CA districts have been collaborating to answer this particular question.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 19622

Speakers
EF

Eric Frandsen

Coordinator, C&I, Oceanside Unified
Eric has worked in education for the past 18 years as a mathematics educator, project specialist and coordinator. Prior to launching his career in education Eric spent the 13 years working as a fishing boat captain, working in the fields of marine ecology, marine aquaculture  and... Read More →
NR

Nick Resnick

Program Manager: Math in Common, California Education Partners


Saturday November 7, 2015 1:15pm - 2:45pm PST
Renaissance-Cactus
  Leadership

3:15pm PST

842: Assessment Practices + DOK = Deeper Understanding of Math
Use the formative assessment process to build a deeper understanding of mathematics; supporting students in achieving the depth and complexity of the CCSS-M standards, both in content and practice utilizing sample items of various DOK levels.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 28257

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



Saturday November 7, 2015 3:15pm - 4:45pm PST
Renaissance-San Jacinto
  3 - 8

3:15pm PST

845: Composing Problem Solving in Your Common Core Classroom
All students are capable of developing critical thinking skills by working collaboratively. Participants will learn how to conduct a classroom of problem solvers and student discussion by learning how to use the development of student work.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 28321

Speakers
avatar for Jennifer Morris

Jennifer Morris

Principal, Foothill Knolls STEM Academy of Innovation
My passion is my work in education. As a school leader, I empower all students by opening windows and doors through meaningful Project Based Learning. Studying neuroscience research and how it applies to 21st-century learning drives my work. I believe students need to design and... Read More →
avatar for Kristyl Nuckolls

Kristyl Nuckolls

Teacher, Upland Unified School District



Saturday November 7, 2015 3:15pm - 4:45pm PST
Hard Rock-Woodstock One
  3 - 8

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

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

876: Discover How Anyone Can Speak Write and Engage Common Core
Learn how to make your classroom fluent in Common Core. Participants will receive new and easy strategies to engage, assess, and improve daily instruction. Small changes in the Algebra classroom will produce big results for the students.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 28939

Speakers
avatar for Cat Nolan

Cat Nolan

Mathematics Teacher, Capistrano Unified School District


Saturday November 7, 2015 3:15pm - 4:45pm PST
Renaissance-Catalina
  8 - 12

3:15pm PST

805: Do You Know It When You See It? CCSS-M Implementation K-8
All districts are helping their teachers understand the shifts in CCSS-M, BUT, how can we gauge the degree to which teachers are shifting their practice? With the support of Dr. Tim Kanold, 10 CA districts are collaborating to answer this question.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 27102

Speakers
NF

Neal Finkelstein

Program Director, WestEd
NR

Nick Resnick

Program Manager: Math in Common, California Education Partners


Saturday November 7, 2015 3:15pm - 4:45pm PST
Renaissance-Cactus
  Leadership

3:15pm PST

810: “Clap Like Me” for Early Math Learning – Birth to Five
Orchestrating early math learning begins at home by making numeracy a natural part of everyday. Experience CMC’s “PD in Your Pocket” and take away Early Learning Math at Home (English & Spanish). Share with families, your children or grandchildren.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 27411

Speakers
avatar for Rebecca Lewis

Rebecca Lewis

Executive Director of Curriculum and Instruction, Shasta County Office of Education
VV

Vicki Vierra

K-12 Math Specialist, Ventura COE (retired)



Saturday November 7, 2015 3:15pm - 4:45pm PST
Renaissance-Santa Rosa
  PK - 2