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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
 

10:30am

201: Connecting Data to Instruction - Looking at Smarter Balanced Items & Responses to Inform Instruction
We'll look at several released Smarter Balanced test items and the associated performance data in order to see how this information can be used to improve instruction. Additionally, we'll look at annotated student work on recently released performance tasks to help teachers understand what constitutes acceptable responses that focus on problem solving, communicating reasoning, and modeling._x000B__x000B_EVALUATION POLL CODE:

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Judy Hickman

Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium


Friday November 6, 2015 10:30am - 11:59am
PSCC-Primrose C

1:30pm

300: Teaching Mathematics: Reflections and Insights on >1000 Classroom Observations
I have been blessed with an ever growing data base of more than 1000 K-12 mathematics classroom observations since 2010. This session is an opportunity to capture and share some of what I've observed and learned. We will use specific examples to look at such issues as on-going cumulative review, homework, worksheets, saying vs. showing, formative assessment, questioning and tasks that either numb or energize our neurons - all of which can be transported to every classroom in which mathematics is taught._x000B__x000B_EVALUATION POLL CODE:

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Friday November 6, 2015 1:30pm - 2:59pm
PSCC-Primrose B

1:30pm

302: Conferring and Questioning to Spark Deeper Understanding
Questioning has become one of the biggest challenges of teachers everywhere as they rise to the challenge of transforming their classrooms into communities of mathematicians. The CCSS Standards of Mathematical Practice require that children engage in problem solving with tenacity and confidence and that teachers foster a climate conducive to the generating of mathematics rather than the explanation of it. Teachers have been told that they have a new roleÑone of a facilitator, rather than a teller. But being a facilitator is not sufficient; we are also mentors. Precisely how to question in ways that engage learners to go deeper into the mathematics at hand will be the focus of this presentation. Digital video will be used to study it in action and participants will leave with a ÒLandscape of Teacher Change on Conferring and QuestioningÓ to monitor their own growth and development. _x000B__x000B_EVALUATION POLL CODE:

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Friday November 6, 2015 1:30pm - 2:59pm
PSCC-Primrose A
 
Saturday, November 7
 

8:30am

500: Number Talks and the Standards for Mathematical Practice: Teachers and Students Learning Together
Number Talks develop numerical reasoning skills for students and teachers alike and are a powerful vehicle for bringing the Standards for Mathematical Practice to life in elementary through post-secondary classrooms. This session will engage participants as learners while highlighting critical aspects that make Number Talks a safe space for the having of mathematical ideas._x000B__x000B_EVALUATION POLL CODE:

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Saturday November 7, 2015 8:30am - 9:59am
PSCC-Primrose A

8:30am

501: Principles for Building and Using Effective Digital Tasks
What do the most powerful digital math tasks have in common? What teacher moves allow students to get the most out of any lesson? In this session, weÕll consider answers to these questions and use the Desmos Activity Builder as a lens for exploring the intersection of computers, teaching, and math._x000B__x000B_EVALUATION POLL CODE:

Speakers
avatar for Michael Fenton

Michael Fenton

Lead Instructional Designer, Desmos
Exploring the intersection of mathematics, technology, and curiosity.



Saturday November 7, 2015 8:30am - 9:59am
PSCC-Primrose B

10:30am

600: Adding Talk to the Leadership Teaching and Math Equation
How do adult interactions in school impact student interactions in schools? What do robust academic discussions sound like among teachers and among students? How do we cultivate rich, engaging, inquiries at the administrative and the teacher and the student levels in any given school or district? How do we address problems in school and how do those habits impact how we engage with mathematics problems? What does culture have to do with learning and how do we cultivate the culture we all want to live in? In this talk I will share my thinking about how to develop the kind of dialogue needed to actually improve learning. We will explore "learning communities" and the role of each player in the community to both learn and contribute to the collective and individual knowledge in the community. What habits of discourse need to be cultivated so that all of us, no matter age or rank, can engage productively in dialogue that furthers learni ng, innovation, problem solving and collaboration?_x000B__x000B_EVALUATION POLL CODE:

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Saturday November 7, 2015 10:30am - 11:59am
PSCC-Primrose B

10:30am

602: MAKE FAILURE CHEAP: WE ALL TAKE RISKS HERE
In a safe class with a teacher they respect, students will reason, rationalize, disagree, compare, and improve. Those environments donÕt occur by accident; theyÕre the product of a specific focus on empowering student voice. LetÕs discuss effective and ineffective questions for all grades, model openness for diverse methods, and celebrate guesses and incorrect answers. _x000B__x000B_EVALUATION POLL CODE:

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avatar for Matt Vaudrey

Matt Vaudrey

Bonita USD
A Google Certified Innovator and EdTech Coach from Southern California, Matt brings risk-taking to the forefront of the classroom. His students — kids and adults — build confidence and motivation by taking risks in a safe environment where failure is cheap. His book, The Classroom... Read More →


Saturday November 7, 2015 10:30am - 11:59am
PSCC-Primrose A

1:15pm

701: From Arithmetic to Algebra - And Beyond
What can teachers in the elementary grades do to prepare their students to be successful in algebra? What can teachers in middle school and high school do to take advantage of those early investments and teach algebra successfully? In this talk, I'll share ideas about the progression from arithmetic to algebra, the central pillar of any college- and career-ready mathematics curriculum._x000B__x000B_EVALUATION POLL CODE:

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Saturday November 7, 2015 1:15pm - 2:44pm
PSCC-Primrose C

1:15pm

703: Equally Important as Real World: Proof and Reason
A lot of emphasis has been placed on mathematical modeling in the last few years. Explanation of mathematical reasoning is an equally important activity in mathematics and students should grow in their ability to explain their reasoning over their years in school. In this talk we investigate a different ways to elicit mathematical reasoning from students at various grade levels and the standards for what constitutes a full explanation of reasoning at various grade bands on the Smarter Balanced exam._x000B__x000B_EVALUATION POLL CODE:

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avatar for Heather Dallas

Heather Dallas

Director/lecturer, UCLA Math


Saturday November 7, 2015 1:15pm - 2:44pm
Renaissance-Andreas

1:15pm

707: ÊLeadership and Classroom Pedagogy Leading to Student Proficiency for ALL in Mathematics
Teachers and teacher leaders must focus on both equity and excaellence. This requires a paradigm shift to a leadership pedagogy, where equity and excellence are at the center of all efforts. This pedagogy includes the following knowledge, beliefs, and actions: mathematics content knowledge, equity, advocacy, and outcomes focused._x000B__x000B_EVALUATION POLL CODE:

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Saturday November 7, 2015 1:15pm - 2:44pm
Renaissance-San Jacinto

3:15pm

800: Math is Power not Punishment
We often offer students shortcuts, strategies, and skills before students understand their origin, their value, and the millions of hours of work theyÕve saved mathematicians throughout history. WeÕll look at techniques for putting students in a position to need these challenging skills so they feel like power, not punishment._x000B__x000B_EVALUATION POLL CODE:

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Saturday November 7, 2015 3:15pm - 4:44pm
PSCC-Primrose A