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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-12 [clear filter]
Friday, November 6
 

8:30am

101: Principles to Actions: Ensuring Mathematical Success for All
Principles to Actions is NCTM’s latest landmark publication. This session will provide an overview of the six principles and the actions needed to overcome the obstacles that have stood in the way of making mathematics work for all students.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 48038

Speakers
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 →


Friday November 6, 2015 8:30am - 10:00am
PSCC-Primrose A

8:30am

102: Supporting Students in Agency Identity and Authority
Research shows importance of students as owners of their learning, with a positive disposition to math, and engaging in high cognitive discourse. We’ll examine how to foster class culture to enable students to develop agency, identity and authority.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 48501

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
PSCC-Primrose B

8:30am

105: Choosing a Task for Orchestrating Classroom Discussions
How do I select a task to teach common core math to my students? Join us as we investigate criteria for choosing a math task to engage students in the common core. We will use number line tasks for K-12 to illustrate.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 48160

Speakers
MM

Melanie Maxwell

Mathematics Coach, Riverside Unified School District



Friday November 6, 2015 8:30am - 10:00am
Renaissance-Chino B

8:30am

106: Steam into Common Core
Use STEM, Arts and traditional project based learning to deliver Common Core content K-8 and Algebra I.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 49027

Speakers
MW

Maz Wright

President, TPS Publishing Inc.
Curriculum development has traditionally followed the mechanical standardization format found in the industry. Schools look for the "machine" that is most likely to produce the final "product" of acceptable quality and train their teachers how to run it. Teachers start on page one... Read More →


Friday November 6, 2015 8:30am - 10:00am
Hard Rock-Roxy

1:30pm

305: Starting a Math Fight
Gone are the days of a "One Right Answer" math classroom. We will explore free resources that you can use to ignite an argument in your class without doing much frontloading. Prepare to justify and critique the reasoning of others!

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 9043

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.


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

1:30pm

306: Monitoring a Task for Orchestrating Classroom Discussions
What does a teacher do while students are engaged in a Common Core task? What role does questioning play in monitoring students during such an activity? We will engage participants in creating questions to probe and deepen student thinking.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 9119



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

3:30pm

405: Let's Talk About Tests
New curricula, new pathways, etc. But what about your tests? Are yours very different than what you used before? Would they be considered rigorous? Come find out. Let's talk about tests (and grades), it's BYOT (Bring Your Own Tests)!

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 11484

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 →


Friday November 6, 2015 3:30pm - 5:00pm
PSCC-Primrose A

3:30pm

407: Engagement Through Student Created Math Videos
I’ve never seen my students so engaged! Find out how students can create videos on their phone for your math classroom to teach CCSS-M. Student videos, a rubric, student directions, follow-up questions, and tips for implementation will be provided.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 11569

Speakers
avatar for Sean Nank

Sean Nank

Adjunct Professor/Researcher/Author, American College of Education
I am a mathematics educator, Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching recipient, author, researcher, and consultant. I am a core faculty member at the American College of Education, adjunct professor at California State University San Marcos, and... Read More →



Friday November 6, 2015 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Hard Rock-Woodstock Two
 
Saturday, November 7
 

8:30am

506: Transforming Your Class Culture to be Positive & Engaging
Using Three Key Ideas, you can Transform the Culture in your classroom. Build a team atmosphere welcoming mistakes and rewarding questioning. This consistent process will result in a dynamic learning environment and restore students’ love of math

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 13021

Speakers
avatar for Eric Shulman

Eric Shulman

TOSA High School Math, Irvine USD
Eric has worked at IUSD for the past 23 years. While he enjoyed his valuable experience working at the district office as a Teacher on Special Assignment, he is excited to be back in his role at UNI with the students. His role as a PLC Facilitator/Coach has been enriching and engaging... Read More →


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

8:30am

507: Bringing Parents Into the Learning Community
The shift to CCSSM is a change for everyone, including parents. Negative press and social media have left parents with valid concerns. They need a reliable forum where they can ask questions to understand what CCSS is and why we are changing.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 12929

Speakers
KW

Kelli Wasserman

Math Consultant, CSU San Bernardino


Saturday November 7, 2015 8:30am - 10:00am
PSCC-Smoke Tree F
  • Session Number 507
  • Location ( Hotel ) PSCC

1:15pm

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
Renaissance-Mojave Lrng Ctr

3:15pm

806: Research Can Impact Curricular Decisions in a K-12 Classroom
"One sees what one is ready to see." Making decisions based on what you notice in a child's approach is only effective if you know what you are looking for. Using video we will discuss how even a minimum of reading can improve our skills of noticing.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 27143

Speakers
avatar for Elizabeth Gamino

Elizabeth Gamino

Research Associate, AIMS Center for Math & Science Edication
avatar for Lori Hamada

Lori Hamada

Executive Director, AIMS Center for Math & Science Education



Saturday November 7, 2015 3:15pm - 4:45pm
Hard Rock-Roxy Two