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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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PK - 5 [clear filter]
Friday, November 6

10:30am PST

223: Enhance Problem Solving With Blended Learning
Rich math lessons need class time for deep discussion and exploration, but implementing the right blended model also demands time and energy. Learn how great tech, aligned with CCSS, supports inquiry and helps learners to be better mathematicians.


avatar for Donna Knoell

Donna Knoell

Educational and Technology Consultant, Educational Consultant
Dr. Donna Knoell is an esteemed, highly sought after speaker and educational and technology consultant who works with schools, districts, and teachers, to help them improve their instructional programs, with special emphasis on advancing achievement and engagement for Gifted and Talented... Read More →

Joe Trahan

Curriculum Designer, Dreambox Learning

Friday November 6, 2015 10:30am - 12:00pm PST
Hilton-Palm Canyon
  PK - 5

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.


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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

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.


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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 →
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Casey Shea

Maker Education Coordinator, Sonoma County Office of Education - ESS Department
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
  PK - 5

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.


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Megan Franke

Professor of Education at UCLA, UCLA
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

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.


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Jane Fellling

Presenter, Box Cars and One-Eyed Jacks
Jane is the author of Box Cars and One-Eyed Jacks and has been doing workshops in the area of using games as a teaching strategy for over 30 years. She has presented to 1,000 of school districts, family groups and conferences and is an internationally recognized speaker. NCTCA is... Read More →

Friday November 6, 2015 3:30pm - 5:00pm PST
Hilton-Horizon II
  PK - 5

3:30pm PST

427: Get Parents On Board with CCSS Math: It Makes Sense!
Gain parent buy-in by showing how number sense and mathematical properties are deliberately sequenced from Kindergarten to Algebra. Give parents and teachers a big picture understanding & rationale for the math reasoning children need to demonstrate.


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Tammy Foster

Math Coach, Escondido Union School District

Brenda Heil

teacher, Escondido Union School District

Friday November 6, 2015 3:30pm - 5:00pm PST
  PK - 5
  • Session Number 427
  • Location ( Hotel ) Hilton
Saturday, November 7

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.


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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

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.


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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

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