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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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FEATURED [clear filter]
Friday, November 6
 

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

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

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

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

5:00pm PST

Ignite!

Watch 10 math educators light up the room with fresh ideas in teaching and learning. Each speaker gets five minutes, using 20 slides that auto advance every 15 seconds whether they’re ready or not.  Prepare to be amazed, empowered, and entertained!  

There will be a Cash Bar available! 


Moderators
avatar for Suzanne Alejandre

Suzanne Alejandre

Senior Project Manager, The Math Forum @ NCTM
I'm a native Californian (born in San Pedro) and I think of myself as a middle school mathematics and computer teacher because from 1973 – 1977 and 1987 – 2000 that is what I did! I taught at Frisbie Junior High School and later Frisbie Middle School in Rialto. I joined the Math... Read More →
avatar for Annie Fetter

Annie Fetter

The Math Forum at NCTM
I'm the longest-tenured staff member of the Math Forum. I worked on the project that produced the first version of the Geometer's Sketchpad® dynamic mathematics software and was a consultant for Key Curriculum Press for many years. My current work focuses on the development of children's... Read More →
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Brian Shay

Math Teacher/Chairperson, Canyon Crest Academy, San Dieguito UHSD

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 →
avatar for Norma Gordon

Norma Gordon

Chief Academic Officer/Math Specialist/Instructional Coach, CueThink and Brookline Public Schools
I have been an active mathematics and professional learning educator for almost 20 years. My goal is to support and foster creative, collaborative learning environments. I view this flexibly as "learners-2-learners" - meaning all students and educators! @normabgordon is my personal... Read More →
avatar for Nate Goza

Nate Goza

Teacher, Math for America Los Angeles
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.
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 →
avatar for Nora Ramirez

Nora Ramirez

Executive Director, TODOS: Mathematics for ALL
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Matthew Taylor

Instructional Specialist Mathematics, New Visions for Public Schools
avatar for Nancy Butler Wolf

Nancy Butler Wolf

Lecturer, Supervisor of Teacher Education, UC Riverside
I am a long-time math educator with interests in algebraic thinking and reasoning, mathematical modeling, curriculum development, technology and literature in the math classroom, and student motivation and engagement. I have my PhD in mathematics education, and my book, "Modeling... Read More →


Friday November 6, 2015 5:00pm - 7:00pm PST
Renaissance-Pasadena/Madera
  Featured, FEATURED |   Gen. Aud., FEATURED
 
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

10:30am PST

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

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 16057

Speakers
avatar for Robert Kaplinsky

Robert Kaplinsky

robertkaplinsky.com
Hi, I’m Robert. I’ve been an educator since 2003 as a classroom teacher, teacher specialist for Downey Unified School District, instructor for the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), and presenter at conferences around the world.


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

10:30am PST

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

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 15828

Speakers
avatar for Nora Ramirez

Nora Ramirez

Executive Director, TODOS: Mathematics for ALL


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

1:15pm PST

704: Course and Unit Blueprints
Tour a new resource on Illustrative Mathematics! These free tools will illustrate how the standards can be structured into mathematically and pedagogically coherent units and courses with sample activities to inform and elucidate curricula.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 19621

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 →
KU

Kristin Umland

University of New Mexico


Saturday November 7, 2015 1:15pm - 2:44pm PST
Renaissance-Mojave Lrng Ctr
  PK-12, FEATURED |   Featured, FEATURED

3:15pm PST

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

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 176838

Speakers
avatar for Fawn Nguyen

Fawn Nguyen

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

Andrew Stadel

Math Instruction Coach, Tustin USD
Andrew is currently is a math instructional coach where he partners with secondary math teachers to expand their professional skill set by focusing on effective teaching practices. You can also find free resources at his widely-acclaimed website, Estimation 180. When Andrew is not... Read More →


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

3:15pm PST

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

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 26099

Speakers
avatar for Annie Fetter

Annie Fetter

The Math Forum at NCTM
I'm the longest-tenured staff member of the Math Forum. I worked on the project that produced the first version of the Geometer's Sketchpad® dynamic mathematics software and was a consultant for Key Curriculum Press for many years. My current work focuses on the development of children's... Read More →



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