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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

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

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 3094

Speakers
avatar for Thomas Lau

Thomas Lau

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

Caroline Kwak Lau

Curriculum Specialist, Baldwin Park USD



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

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

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

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

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

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

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

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 4417

Speakers
avatar for Bob Sornson

Bob Sornson

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


Friday November 6, 2015 10:30am - 12:00pm PST
PSCC-Mesquite G
  PK - 2

10:30am PST

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

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 4559

Speakers
avatar for Kim Sutton

Kim Sutton

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


Friday November 6, 2015 10:30am - 12:00pm PST
PSCC-Mesquite C
  PK - 2

10:30am PST

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

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 4573

Speakers
avatar for Mary Dickerson

Mary Dickerson

Coordinator Elementary Instruction, Fontana USD
avatar for Jacqueline Piddington

Jacqueline Piddington

Teacher on Assignment- Elementary Mathematics, Fontana Unified School District


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

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

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

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

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 9226

Speakers
avatar for Joshua Curtiss

Joshua Curtiss

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

Casey Shea

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


Friday November 6, 2015 1:30pm - 3:00pm PST
Renaissance-Sierra
  PK - 5

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

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

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
 
Saturday, November 7
 

8:30am PST

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

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 12930

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Juli Dixon, Alex and Jessica Dixon

Dr. Juli Dixon, Alex and Jessica Dixon

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


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

8:30am PST

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

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 14319

Speakers
avatar for Dianne DeMille

Dianne DeMille

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

Jennifer Munoz

Redlands Unified School District



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

10:30am PST

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

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 17065

Speakers
avatar for Vivian Lezak

Vivian Lezak

Math Department Loyola Marymount University
avatar for Micheal Marsh

Micheal Marsh

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



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

10:30am PST

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

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

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

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

811: Games for the PK-2 Grade Classroom!
Experience how effective simple number sense games can be to develop a sense of tens, doubles and place value beginnings! Kim Sutton will share her motivating style of singing, dancing and playing games that will spark your math classroom!

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 27413

Speakers
avatar for Kim Sutton

Kim Sutton

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


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

3:15pm PST

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

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 27178

Speakers
avatar for Naomi Fried-Kokason

Naomi Fried-Kokason

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

Tania Lopez

Teacher, LAUSD


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