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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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G.I. PK - 12 [clear filter]
Friday, November 6
 

8:30am

110: Analyzing Strong Math Instructional Practices through Video
Classroom observations can be a powerful tool to build understanding of strong mathematical instructional practices. Come learn about and explore free comprehensive PD modules centered around exemplar moments captured in video. _x000B__x000B_EVALUATION POLL CODE:

Speakers
SC

Shelbi Cole

Student Achievement Partners



Friday November 6, 2015 8:30am - 10:00am
PSCC-Mesquite G

8:30am

111: Model Classrooms: Innovating with Technology and Mathematics
Use technology to deepen mathematical understanding for all students. Explore our model classrooms as a vehicle for sharing best practices with technology. Learn strategies and tools to spark student discourse in a technology rich environment._x000B__x000B_EVALUATION POLL CODE:


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

8:30am

112: Create Dynamic Digital Learning Experiences with Google
Learn to use Google Apps and a LMS to package instruction and authentic assessment, virtual field trips, Math in 3 Acts... into rich learning experiences for students. Capitalize on technology resources to engage students in a productive struggle._x000B__x000B_EVALUATION POLL CODE:



Friday November 6, 2015 8:30am - 10:00am
PSCC-Smoke Tree F

8:30am

113: Fostering Problem Solving
The 1st SMP is for students to make sense of problems and preserve. Engaging a heterogeneous class in problem solving and perseverance is the most difficult challenge for teachers. Strategies, materials and tools for problem solving will be shared._x000B__x000B_EVALUATION POLL CODE:

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
Renaissance-Madera

8:30am

114: Design Thinking To Spark Creativity and Deeper Understanding
ÒDesign ThinkingÓ is a platform to discover and solve problems. Students can use it to dive deeply into problems, develop unique solutions, and learn the math content. We will share our structure for creating standards-based design thinking projects._x000B__x000B_EVALUATION POLL CODE:

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avatar for Ellen Crews

Ellen Crews

Teacher & Design Lead, Vista Unified School District



Friday November 6, 2015 8:30am - 10:00am
Renaissance-Mojave Lrng Ctr

8:30am

116: Mathematics + Integrated ELD = Access and Deep Understanding
Do you need to ignite your math support for English Learners? Deepen your understanding of CA Integrated and Designated ELD and discuss strategies to provide access for all students. Spark your thinking as you design an Integrated ELD lesson._x000B__x000B_EVALUATION POLL CODE:

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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



Friday November 6, 2015 8:30am - 10:00am
Renaissance-Santa Rosa

10:30am

210: Square Progression
Square is introduced in math at the elementary school, and then continue to middle school math, and eventually to Calculus. What are the progressions of the square to help students make the connections?_x000B__x000B_EVALUATION POLL CODE:

Speakers
avatar for Anna Kwak

Anna Kwak

Secondary Math Instructional Specialist, Azusa USD


Friday November 6, 2015 10:30am - 12:00pm
Hard Rock-Roxy One

1:30pm

310: Student Self Assessment for Deeper Understanding
In this session participants will be explore tools and protocols for student self-assessment that support deeper understanding. Samples of rubrics, learning continuums, and learning-intention reflections will be available to examine._x000B__x000B_EVALUATION POLL CODE:

Speakers
MS

Melinda Shacklett

Mathematics coordinator, San Diego COE


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

1:30pm

311: Six Essential Expectations for Effective Math Instruction
Successful leaders know what to look for and promote in instruction. Explore 6 essential expectations for deep and effective mathematics instruction emphasizing the math practices and the content they support to increase student achievement for all._x000B__x000B_EVALUATION POLL CODE:

Speakers
avatar for Juli Dixon

Juli Dixon

Professor and Author, University of Central Florida
Juli Dixon is professor of mathematics education at the University of Central Florida (UCF). Dr. Dixon is focused on improving teachers’ mathematics knowledge for teaching so that they support their students to communicate and justify mathematical ideas. She is a prolific writer... Read More →


Friday November 6, 2015 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Renaissance-Chino A

3:30pm

410: Promoting Productive Discourse = Deeper Mathematics Learning
Participants will engage in activities that promote mathematical discourse and discuss how these support deeper learning for all students. Resources for tasks that support discourse and ideas for classroom discourse norms will be shared._x000B__x000B_EVALUATION POLL CODE:

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avatar for Dr. Mark Ellis

Dr. Mark Ellis

Professor, CSU Fullerton
Mark Ellis taught mathematics in grades 6-12 in northern California public schools for six years, becoming a National Board Certified Teacher in 1999. Mark is an author of Reimagining the Mathematics Classroom: Creating and Sustaining Productive Learning Environments from the National... Read More →


Friday November 6, 2015 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Renaissance-Madera
 
Saturday, November 7
 

8:30am

510: Strategies to Help Struggling Students Become Algebra Ready
The journey to math proficiency can be a challenge for many learners. Algebra readiness through deeper learning creates the ultimate condition for students to succeed but how can teachers empower these struggling students to achieve with confidence?_x000B__x000B_EVALUATION POLL CODE:

Speakers
KU

Kelly Urlacher

Curriculum Designer, DreamBox Learning



Saturday November 7, 2015 8:30am - 10:00am
Hard Rock-Palladium North

8:30am

511: Where's the Math?
A researcher observed: ÒIn U.S. lessons, I see students and I see the teacher. I have trouble finding the mathematics.Ó Doing math is a thrilling adventure that too few students experience. Come learn strategies for making math happen in your class._x000B__x000B_EVALUATION POLL CODE:

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Saturday November 7, 2015 8:30am - 10:00am
PSCC-Mesquite C

8:30am

512: Starting A Math Fight
You have a wealth of free resources available to you and a breadth of people who are willing to help. Join us for a session that will get students arguing, thinking, and challenging the way that they think about math._x000B__x000B_EVALUATION POLL CODE:

Speakers
avatar for John Stevens

John Stevens

Chaffey JUHSD
John is an instructional math and technology coach in Southern California. He is the author of Table Talk Math and co-author of The Classroom Chef, blogs about his passions at http://fishing4tech.com, and would love to create more opportunities for kids to love mathematics.


Saturday November 7, 2015 8:30am - 10:00am
PSCC-Mesquite G
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  • Location ( Hotel ) 512
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8:30am

513: Algebra: Why is it destroying America
Students aren't failing Algebra. Algebra is failing students! We will discuss how the typical algebra courses are harming not just individual students, but society and the economy as well. WeÕll share data and discuss solutions._x000B__x000B__x000B_EVALUATION POLL CODE:

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 →


Saturday November 7, 2015 8:30am - 10:00am
Renaissance-Madera

8:30am

514: Lesson Study to Build Social Justice Goals
Lesson study is a dynamic professional development activity to help students develop deeper understanding about mathematics and social justice. Effective lesson design and observation protocols are a part of this interactive session._x000B__x000B__x000B__x000B_EVALUATION POLL CODE:

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

10:30am

610: Debate That! Sparking Engagement Through Debate in Math
Imagine: Debate (a humanities class staple) as an integral part of your math class! It can increase student achievement and understanding, enriching your classroom. Come learn techniques for creating a healthy math-debating classroom at any level._x000B__x000B__x000B_EVALUATION POLL CODE:

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

10:30am

611: Create & Engage: Math Lessons with Multimedia
Bring your electronic device and learn to create your own Blendspace lessons with videos, text, links, images, and quizzes. Share newly created lessons with students and colleagues. This web-based platform is free and easy to use with any curriculum._x000B__x000B_EVALUATION POLL CODE:

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

10:30am

612: Using Metacognition to Develop Growth Mindset
Explicitly teaching students to know when learning is occurring gives greater access to a growth mindset and deeper understanding of math. Link metacognition with growth mindset and take strategies/resources that can be embedded into your curriculum_x000B__x000B__x000B_EVALUATION POLL CODE:

Speakers
avatar for Nick Cannis

Nick Cannis

Professional Development Specialist, Moreno Valley USD
I was a math teacher at Moreno Valley High School for 9 years and now find myself helping teachers to better their craft. I have an interest in mindset and metacognition as a great influence in preparing all learners, no matter the age, for any situation he/she may experience. I believe... Read More →


Saturday November 7, 2015 10:30am - 12:00pm
Renaissance-Cactus

10:30am

613: Co-Plan Go Teach: Maximize Teachers' Collaborative Nature
Explore notice & wonder and five practices that promote mathematical discourse. Participants will experience and create a platform for engaging discussions, creativity, teamwork, and enthusiasm for teaching math in new and exciting ways._x000B__x000B__x000B_EVALUATION POLL CODE:

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avatar for Kim Webb

Kim Webb

Mathematics Consultant, Tulare County Office of Education


Saturday November 7, 2015 10:30am - 12:00pm
Renaissance-Santa Rosa

10:30am

614: Math Ed Advocacy Strategies for Parents & Key Stakeholders
Learn strategies for identifying key messages, mathematics mythbusting and using social media, online resources & live presentations to effectively communicate deeper understanding of mathematics to parents and other key education stakeholders._x000B__x000B_EVALUATION POLL CODE:

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Saturday November 7, 2015 10:30am - 12:00pm
Renaissance-Ventura

1:15pm

710: Coherence of Ratios & Proportions Through Student Thinking
Come explore student strategies to solve division and fraction problems lending themselves to topics of ratios & proportions. These sense making strategies provide a lens to deeper understanding of coherence of proportional reasoning._x000B__x000B_EVALUATION POLL CODE:

Speakers
BM

Brandon McMillan

UCLA Mathematics Project
TS

Theodore Sagun

Whittier City SD



Saturday November 7, 2015 1:15pm - 2:45pm
PSCC-Mesquite C

1:15pm

711: Rhythm and Dance Mathematics
Whole-body rhythm activities and clapping games help us gain insight into number properties and patterning. Engage students and explore ways to extend these ideas using four basic operations: addition, multiplication, tessellation, and permutation!_x000B__x000B_EVALUATION POLL CODE:

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Saturday November 7, 2015 1:15pm - 2:45pm
Renaissance-Ventura