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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

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

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 3040

Speakers
JJ

Jessica Jordan

Pomona Unified School District
BD

Brisia De La Rosa

Pomona Unified School District


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

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

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

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

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 49610

Speakers
avatar for Pia Hansen

Pia Hansen

Director of Professional Development, Math Learning Center



Friday November 6, 2015 8:30am - 10:00am PST
Hilton-Plaza A
  PK - 2

8:30am PST

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

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 49646

Speakers
RT

Rosie Torres

UCLA Lab School


Friday November 6, 2015 8:30am - 10:00am PST
Hilton-Plaza C
  PK - 2, CGI
  • Strand CGI
  • Strategies Eq
  • Session Number 117
  • Location ( Hotel ) Hilton

8:30am PST

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

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 49743

Speakers
avatar for Jeff Linder

Jeff Linder

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

Abbey Shaw Linder

Rio School District



Friday November 6, 2015 8:30am - 10:00am PST
Hilton-Plaza D
  PK - 2

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

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

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

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

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 7274

Speakers
avatar for Kim Webb

Kim Webb

Mathematics Consultant, Tulare County Office of Education



Friday November 6, 2015 10:30am - 12:00pm PST
Renaissance-San Jacinto
  3 - 8

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

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

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 334560

Speakers
MB

Mary Byrnes

Math Teacher/Department Chair, Rialto Unified School District
SC

Suzanne Cowan

Rialto Unified School District


Friday November 6, 2015 10:30am - 12:00pm PST
Renaissance-Pueblo A
  6 - 8

10:30am PST

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

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 8297

Speakers
avatar for Jason Molesky

Jason Molesky

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

Douglas Tyson

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



Friday November 6, 2015 10:30am - 12:00pm PST
Hard Rock-Palladium North
  8 - 12, AP Stats

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

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

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 4527

Speakers
JL

Juwen Lam

Executive Director RAAP, Alameda County Office of Education
CL

Celine Liu

Math Specialist / Coach, Alameda County Office of Education


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

10:30am PST

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

10:30am PST

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

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 4575

Speakers
avatar for Gordon Smoire

Gordon Smoire

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


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

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

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

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

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

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 10726

Speakers
KM

Katie Martinez

Math Teacher/Department Chair, La Costa Canyon HS


Friday November 6, 2015 1:30pm - 3:00pm PST
Renaissance-Andreas
  8 - 12

1:30pm PST

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

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 11090

Speakers
avatar for Chris Shore

Chris Shore

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



Friday November 6, 2015 1:30pm - 3:00pm PST
Renaissance-Catalina
  8 - 12

1:30pm PST

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

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 11091

Speakers
avatar for Vanessa Cerrahoglu

Vanessa Cerrahoglu

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

Jeremy Hansuvadha

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



Friday November 6, 2015 1:30pm - 3:00pm PST
Renaissance-Santa Rosa
  8 - 12

1:30pm PST

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

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 11092

Speakers
avatar for Chase Orton

Chase Orton

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



Friday November 6, 2015 1:30pm - 3:00pm PST
Hard Rock-Palladium South
  8 - 12

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

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

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 11568

Speakers
avatar for Megan Franke

Megan Franke

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


Friday November 6, 2015 3:30pm - 4:59pm PST
Hilton-Horizon I
  PK - 5, FEATURED |   Featured, FEATURED

3:30pm PST

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

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

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

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

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

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

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 14310

Speakers
MH

Michael Hatter

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

Viken "Vik" Hovsepian

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



Saturday November 7, 2015 8:30am - 10:00am PST
Hilton-Tapestry
  6 - 8

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

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

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 14999

Speakers
DK

Deepti Khare

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

Craig Rawe

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



Saturday November 7, 2015 8:30am - 10:00am PST
Renaissance-Chino B
  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... Read More →



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

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

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

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

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
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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

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

10:30am PST

616: Learning to Love the Number Line! Whole Number Operations
The number line is an enduring instrument teachers can use to orchestrate their whole number addition and subtraction instruction. This interactive session supports teachers in harnessing the power of number lines as models for student thinking.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 16517

Speakers
avatar for Cristina Charney

Cristina Charney

Instructional Specialist K-5 Mathematics, North Thurston Public Schools
avatar for Janeal Maxfield

Janeal Maxfield

Instructional Specialist K-5 Mathematics, North Thurston Public Schools
Number lines!


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

1:15pm PST

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

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 20340

Speakers
avatar for Jennifer North Morris

Jennifer North Morris

Marana HS
Coaching Professional Development K-12



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

1:15pm PST

742: Teaching EL Math Students Through Rich Tasks
Participants will experience how rich math problems can be used as language catalysts in heterogeneous classrooms while maintaining high cognitive demand and promote meaningful interactions between all students.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 20404

Speakers
avatar for Glenn Kenyon

Glenn Kenyon

Teacher on Special Assignment, SFUSD
Math content specialist in the SFUSD Math Department who believes in the promise of digital resources as tools to ensure that all students and teachers will make sense of rigorous mathematics in ways that are creative, interactive, and relevant.
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 →



Saturday November 7, 2015 1:15pm - 2:45pm PST
Renaissance-Sierra
  3 - 8

1:15pm PST

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

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 21315

Speakers
avatar for Brad Fulton

Brad Fulton

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



Saturday November 7, 2015 1:15pm - 2:45pm PST
Hilton-Horizon I
  3 - 8

1:15pm PST

746: Hearts in an Earthworm a Pentagon Toes on Human Foot?
What do these have in common?They were discussed on day 5 of our 100 Day Book.We’ll share a routine with fraction, decimal, %, & prime factoring work evoking student generated conjectures and connections (dimes in $.50; ½ of 10; binary code & more)

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 334561

Speakers
avatar for Teresa McCarthy

Teresa McCarthy

6th Grade Math & Inquiry Teacher, Double Peak K-8, San Marcos Unified School District
This will be my 20th year teaching. I recently transitioned to 6th grade single subject math after teaching 5th grade (10 years) in San Marcos, CA. Prior to that, I taught middle school special education classes for 4 years, one year of 6th grade in an elementary setting in Corona... Read More →
avatar for Nancy Paulson

Nancy Paulson

Teacher, San Marcos USD
I currently teach 5th Grade, but I've taught grades 4-8 for my whole career, including 9 years Middle School Pre-Algebra and Algebra. I earned my Masters of Education degree, with an emphasis in K-8 Mathematics Education from San Diego State University in May of 2012. My 20-Month-old... Read More →



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

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

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

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

775: The Practices Are For Kids
Yes, we know that the practices are for the students. But how do you teach them? Three activities will give a better understanding of what the practices are, how to teach them explicitly, and how to apply them in tasks.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 24959

Speakers
avatar for Chris Shore

Chris Shore

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



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

1:15pm PST

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

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 25244

Speakers
avatar for Chuck Biehl

Chuck Biehl

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



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

1:15pm PST

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

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 26096

Speakers
BS

Bence Szamosfalvi

Math Teacher, La Canada High School


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

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

1:15pm PST

712: Orchestrating Students Mathematics Via Professional Noticing
CCSS is structured to ensure mathematical success for all. What does all mean and how is it evidenced in students' mathematical interactions? Participate in viewing video to notice and make decisions about how students approach mathematical tasks.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 19811

Speakers
avatar for Elizabeth Gamino

Elizabeth Gamino

Research Associate, AIMS Center for Math & Science Edication
MR

Melinda Riccardi

AIMS Center for Math and Science Education


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

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

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

877: Bay Area Secondary Partners: San Francisco and Oakland

Lizzy and Harold will be joined in this session by Phil Daro and Phil Tucher.
We are organizing this interactive session in response to demand; we recognize that many districts are grappling with a course sequence that preserves the coherence of CCSS and the thoughtful learning progressions, and also provides opportunities for access to high level mathematics.  We have found many districts in California and across the US are interested in our process, from the research basis to the outreach to the implementation.  The issue has garnered both media attention and peer interest.  



EVALUATION POLL CODE: 28945

Speakers
avatar for Harold Asturias

Harold Asturias

Director, Center for Mathematics Excellence and Equity, University of California Berkeley
Harold Asturias is the director of the Center for Mathematics Excellence and Equity (CeMEE) at UC Berkeley. He has experience providing professional development in the areas of standards and assessment in math for large urban districts and smaller rural districts. He has also designed... Read More →
avatar for Lizzy Hull Barnes

Lizzy Hull Barnes

Mathematics Supervisor, SFUSD
Lizzy Hull Barnes has taught math to PreK–6th graders in schools around the Bay Area, and she has supported the learning of adults in Louisiana and fellow teachers and coaches in San Francisco. The Common Core has provided all of us a precious window to reframe the question \\"What... Read More →


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

3:15pm PST

878: Active Algebraic Thinking
The Common Core places a renewed emphasis on algebraic thinking. This includes algebraic expressions, constructing functions, and solving systems. This workshop will present hands-on activities and ideas that develop students' algebraic thinking.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 28946

Speakers
BB

Brian Beaudrie

Northern Arizona University
avatar for Barbara Boschmans

Barbara Boschmans

Director, Northern Arizona University


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

3:15pm PST

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

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 28949

Speakers
avatar for Michelle Katz

Michelle Katz

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



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

3:15pm PST

806: Research Can Impact Curricular Decisions in a K-12 Classroom
"One sees what one is ready to see." Making decisions based on what you notice in a child's approach is only effective if you know what you are looking for. Using video we will discuss how even a minimum of reading can improve our skills of noticing.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 27143

Speakers
avatar for Elizabeth Gamino

Elizabeth Gamino

Research Associate, AIMS Center for Math & Science Edication
avatar for Lori Hamada

Lori Hamada

Executive Director, AIMS Center for Math & Science Education



Saturday November 7, 2015 3:15pm - 4:45pm PST
Hard Rock-Roxy Two
  PK-12