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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
 

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

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