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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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Renaissance-Sierra [clear filter]
Friday, November 6
 

8:30am PST

178: Using the Math Practices to Focus Teacher Inquiry
We will explore how teachers can collaborate using the Standards for Mathematical Practice to support student learning and deepen their professional learning about mathematics, pedagogy and have a lens for formative assessment.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 3987

Speakers
MS

Michael Simone

New Visions for Public Schools
MT

Matthew Taylor

Instructional Specialist Mathematics, New Visions for Public Schools



Friday November 6, 2015 8:30am - 10:00am PST
Renaissance-Sierra
  8 - 12

8:30am PST

189: Constructions Portfolio: Spark it Digitally
Constructing figures along with some tech-help is a great way to showcase the "old-with-new" methods of teaching for a deeper understanding. Come explore how to expand your construction skills and make it digitally spark!_x000B__x000B_EVALUATION POLL CODE:

Speakers

Friday November 6, 2015 8:30am - 10:00am PST
Renaissance-Sierra
  9 - 12

10:30am PST

273: Supporting Meaningful Mathematical Student Discourse
Many teachers have heard it is important for students to work in groups and to have student discussions. Creating a setting where that supports this being done in a meaningful way requires planning and reflection.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 8296

Speakers
MT

Matthew Taylor

Instructional Specialist Mathematics, New Visions for Public Schools



Friday November 6, 2015 10:30am - 12:00pm PST
Renaissance-Sierra
  8 - 12

10:30am PST

287: From Seeing Dots to Lewis Carroll
The Algebra 2 Common Core standards address using "Structure of an Expression to identify ways to rewrite it". We will explore a thread of activities that help your students make these connections._x000B__x000B_EVALUATION POLL CODE:

Speakers
avatar for Michelle Katz

Michelle Katz

Northridge Academy High School, LAUSD
I've been teaching for 34 years in Los Angeles Unified School District. I am a National Board Certified Teacher,and I've been honored as a state finalist for the Presidential Award for Mathematics and Science twice, in 2009 and 2013. I am the President of the Greater Los Angeles... Read More →


Friday November 6, 2015 10:30am - 12:00pm PST
Renaissance-Sierra
  9 - 12

1:30pm PST

387: Getting High School Students to Communicate Mathematically
Geometry & Algebra 2 teachers will take a deeper look at communicating reasoning. Come to this interactive session to take away a variety of strategies to incorporate communication into your instruction & assessments._x000B__x000B_EVALUATION POLL CODE:

Speakers
avatar for Katie DeGraffenreid

Katie DeGraffenreid

Secondary Math TOSA, PYLUSD


Friday November 6, 2015 1:30pm - 3:00pm PST
Renaissance-Sierra
  9 - 12

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.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 9226

Speakers
avatar for Joshua Curtiss

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 →
avatar for Casey Shea

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
Renaissance-Sierra
  PK - 5

3:30pm PST

489: Algebra & Functions: Look for Structure & Repeated Reasoning
Through problem solving activities that spark deeper understanding, we will explore Standards for Mathematical Practice 7 & 8 in the context of some interesting CCSSM algebra and function standards and tasks. Coherence will be emphasized._x000B__x000B_EVALUATION POLL CODE:


Friday November 6, 2015 3:30pm - 5:00pm PST
Renaissance-Sierra
  9 - 12
 
Saturday, November 7
 

8:30am PST

592: Statistics in Int 3:Be Random & Normal...w/ Margin for Error
Demystify the CCSS for Statistics in Integrated 3/Alg 2. We will deepen understanding of randomness in different settings, normal curves and simulations to get a feel for margin of error through activities. Scaffolded handouts will be provided._x000B__x000B_EVALUATION POLL CODE:

Speakers
avatar for Renee Kollar-Bachman

Renee Kollar-Bachman

Teacher/Dept Chair, Vista Unified School District
I am a math and drama geek. I have taught AP Stats for a long time and have been part of the AP Reading for 8 years. I'm also an Integrated 1 teacher. In my spare time, I teach dance, choreograph all our musicals and watch San Diego Padres games with my family.
avatar for Tina Shinsato

Tina Shinsato

Math Teacher, Rancho Buena Vista HS
Talk to me about your favorite places to kayak, hike, and bike in the Sierras...and where we're going for lunch.


Saturday November 7, 2015 8:30am - 10:00am PST
Renaissance-Sierra
  9 - 12

10:30am PST

608: Practices Practices & More Practices - A Focus on Teaching
Empower your students to Think, Communicate, and Make Sense of Mathematics. Explore the connection between the Standards for Mathematical Practice, the Math Teaching Practices, and the 5 Practices for Orchestrating Productive Math Discussions. _x000B__x000B_EVALUATION POLL CODE:

Speakers
DL

Donna Lione

Assistant Director, Student Welfare and Success, Temecula Valley Unified School District


Saturday November 7, 2015 10:30am - 12:00pm PST
Renaissance-Sierra
  Teacher Ed

1:15pm PST

742: Teaching EL Math Students Through Rich Tasks
Participants will experience how rich math problems can be used as language catalysts in heterogeneous classrooms while maintaining high cognitive demand and promote meaningful interactions between all students.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 20404

Speakers
avatar for Glenn Kenyon

Glenn Kenyon

Teacher on Special Assignment, SFUSD
Math content specialist in the SFUSD Math Department who believes in the promise of digital resources as tools to ensure that all students and teachers will make sense of rigorous mathematics in ways that are creative, interactive, and relevant.
avatar for Noam Szoke

Noam Szoke

Math Content Specialist, SFUSD
Noam Szoke is a math content specialist and works with elementary teachers across the district. Previously he taught math and other subjects from preschool to adult, mostly in Oakland, CA. He is passionate about teaching that allows every student's brilliance and creativity to shine... Read More →



Saturday November 7, 2015 1:15pm - 2:45pm PST
Renaissance-Sierra
  3 - 8

1:15pm PST

785: Use Statistics to Understand the World Around You
Engage in a lesson that promotes classroom discussion using statistics to analyze city demographics. Then dig deeper into statistics as we work through topics on causation and correlation. Resources from the UCLA Curtis Center summer institute given._x000B__x000B_EVALUATION POLL CODE:


Saturday November 7, 2015 1:15pm - 2:45pm PST
Renaissance-Sierra
  9 - 12

3:15pm PST

879: From Seeing Dots to Lewis Carroll
The Algebra 2 Common Core Standards address using Structure of an Expression to identify ways to rewrite it. We will explore a thread of activities that help your students make these connections.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 28949

Speakers
avatar for Michelle Katz

Michelle Katz

Northridge Academy High School, LAUSD
I've been teaching for 34 years in Los Angeles Unified School District. I am a National Board Certified Teacher,and I've been honored as a state finalist for the Presidential Award for Mathematics and Science twice, in 2009 and 2013. I am the President of the Greater Los Angeles... Read More →



Saturday November 7, 2015 3:15pm - 4:45pm PST
Renaissance-Sierra
  8 - 12

3:15pm PST

859: Building Classroom Culture: Restorative Justice and Circles
ItÕs relationships that make our students want to perform. The quick end of class question. The deeper outside of class conversation. This session gives educators a model for building positive relationships using Restorative Justice and Circles._x000B__x000B__x000B_EVALUATION POLL CODE:

Speakers

Saturday November 7, 2015 3:15pm - 4:45pm PST
Renaissance-Sierra
  G.I. 6 - 12
 


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