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Welcome to California Mathematics Council - South’s 2016 57th Annual Conference Program!
This year’s conference is in Fabulous Palm Springs, Friday, November 4 and Saturday, November 5!
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Friday, November 4
 

8:30am

100: Using Technology to Increase Conceptual Understanding in Algebra and Geometry
Many topics in algebra and geometry are difficult to address conceptually and tend to be taught procedurally. We’ll explore interactive applets that let students “notice and wonder,” talk about mathematical situations, and develop conceptual understandings of triangle properties, linear equations, systems of equations, and factoring trinomials.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580386

Speakers
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 problem solving skills and increasing their willingness to engage in and make sense of mathematics. My first Ignite talk, “Ever Wonder What They'd Notice... Read More →



Friday November 4, 2016 8:30am - 9:59am
PSCC-Primrose A

8:30am

140: Deepen Fractional Thinking Within a Blended 'Learning Pit'
Participants will experience "go deep" learning that provides language and tools to "grapple" with Fractions and Operations. Presenters will model whole-class learning with built-in differentiation. BYOD to access "smart not hard" online lessons!

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580419

Speakers
avatar for Rudy Neufeld

Rudy Neufeld

President/Sr. Author, Neufeld Learning Systems Inc./Thames Schools
Over 25 years ago Rudy Neufeld, along with a dedicated team of programmers, began developing software with the philosophy that understanding of mathematics is possible for all students. His 30 years of experience as a mathematics educator and consultant has helped him cultivate his vision of how software can be used to empower teachers and deepen the understanding of mathematics for students of all ability levels. | UMath X is the 10th... Read More →


Friday November 4, 2016 8:30am - 10:00am
PSCC-Mesquite A

8:30am

141: Mini-Assessments: Shine a Light on Student Understanding
Engage with mini-assessments that weave together the instructional shifts and criteria for high-quality assessment. These free resources can provide a snapshot of student progress through grade level content and target each of the aspects of rigor.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580425

Speakers
avatar for Marni Greenstein

Marni Greenstein

Student Achievement Partners



Friday November 4, 2016 8:30am - 10:00am
Renaissance-Andreas

8:30am

142: Using William's Taxonomy to Spark Deeper Understanding
William's Taxonomy offers a fresh and creative way to approach building Mathematical Practices. This session will offer hands-on, practical strategies to engage learners in thoughtful, creative practice.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580421

Speakers
avatar for Jennifer  Almer

Jennifer Almer

TOSA Elementary Professional Development/GATE, Burbank Unified School District
17 years of classroom experience. Passion for differentiated instruction and a pedagogy of engagement. Believer in limitless human potential, champion of creativity and joy.


Friday November 4, 2016 8:30am - 10:00am
Renaissance-Pueblo B

8:30am

143: Buddy Teachers + Buddy Classrooms = Math Success
Come with your teaching partner from primary and learn the best fact fluency games for cross-graded settings. For older students it deepens their math understanding as they teach K–2 students. Everyone practices! A win/win. Gameboards provided.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580422

Speakers
JF

Jane Felling

Educator, Box Cars and One-Eyed Jacks
Jane is co-author of the award winning Box Cars and One-Eyed Jacks series and has been doing workshops in the area of games as a teaching strategy for over 25 years. She has conducted workshops across North America for K - 8 contracts and has been a featured speaker at the National ASCD conference, Conference on Teaching Excellence and many national and regional NCTM's. She has her masters in the area of Educational Leadership and is... Read More →
avatar for Eliza  Sorte-Thomas

Eliza Sorte-Thomas

Director, Northwest Montana Educational Cooperative
I love Math games, Math sketchnoting (visual notetaking), Math fluency, Math vocabulary, Singapore Math strategies, and so much more! Flair pens and gel pens make me giddy!


Friday November 4, 2016 8:30am - 10:00am
Hilton-Horizon I

8:30am

144: Sparking Deeper Understanding of Fractions for Every Student
Speaker will offer strategies and tools to develop deep understanding of fractions, focusing on fractions as numbers, equivalent fractions, operations with fractions, and decimal notation. She will engage attendees with real-world fraction problems.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580423

Speakers
avatar for Donna Knoell

Donna Knoell

Educational Consultant


Friday November 4, 2016 8:30am - 10:00am
Hilton-Horizon II

8:30am

145: Counting Collections: Developing Number Sense with Fractions
Counting complex collections in the upper grades enriches and deepens our work in developing number concepts and key mathematical properties. This session will focus on why we devote time out of our full math curriculum to count with older students.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580426

Speakers
avatar for Kim Morchower

Kim Morchower

Demonstration Teacher, UCLA Lab School


Friday November 4, 2016 8:30am - 10:00am
Hilton-Plaza C

8:30am

160: Proportional Reasoning: 3 Strategies to Spark Engagement
Come experience three activities that engage students in concept development and practice of proportional reasoning: "poster problems," a "blank paper lesson," and a "big square puzzle." Take-away lessons included!

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580433

Speakers
avatar for Shelley Kriegler

Shelley Kriegler

President, Center for Mathematics and Teaching
Dr. Shelley Kriegler was a middle and high school math teacher for 20 years. She then joined the UCLA Mathematics Department as the Director of the Math Content Programs for Teachers where she created and taught courses for teachers who wanted to earn authorizations to teach middle school mathematics. She retired from UCLA in 2010. Shelley is currently President of the Center for Mathematics and Teaching, a small nonprofit education group... Read More →
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Cynthia Raff

Center for Mathematics and Teaching


Friday November 4, 2016 8:30am - 10:00am
PSCC-Mesquite D

8:30am

161: Use Cubes as a Setting for Your Problem Solving
A cube is the starting point for many rich problems. Stack cubes, count cubes, paint cubes and do some real math at the same time. Work out a dozen classic cube contest problems. Take home these and more than 50 additional problems.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580432

Speakers
DM

Dennis Mulhearn

retired (39 years experience), retired - Valley Stream CHSD, NY


Friday November 4, 2016 8:30am - 10:00am
PSCC-Mesquite H

8:30am

162: Rich Real World Problems
These engaging problems provide a context you can use to make conceptual understanding more tangible. We’ll do a problem and discuss how to help students articulate their mathematical thinking in writing as well as options for assessing their work.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580434

Speakers
avatar for Robert Kaplinsky

Robert Kaplinsky

Downey USD
I am a secondary math teacher specialist in Downey USD. I share lessons and ideas on math education at robertkaplinsky.com. I am also the co-founder of openmiddle.com. You can follow me on Twitter, Facebook, or Pinterest at @robertkaplinsky.


Friday November 4, 2016 8:30am - 10:00am
PSCC-Primrose B

8:30am

163: Algebra Intervention Rigor Problem Solving and the CCSS
What’s rigor? Examine essential elements for conceptually-based algebra intervention that support the CCSS, embed SMPs, emphasizing discourse, problem solving, & writing. EL & PLC friendly. Do math, receive material that models the CCSS assessments.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580440

Speakers
avatar for Mardi Gale

Mardi Gale

Senior Research Associate, WestEd


Friday November 4, 2016 8:30am - 10:00am
Renaissance-Catalina

8:30am

180: Close Reading with Graphs
Using well-known controversial graphs on climate change, participants will use close reading techniques to dig deeper into data representations and misrepresentations.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580435

Speakers
KN

Kelly Nelson

Instructional Coach, Snowline Joint Unified School District



Friday November 4, 2016 8:30am - 10:00am
Hard Rock-Palladium North

8:30am

181: Writing Activities That Help Deepen Student Understanding
Seven specific levels of note-taking and writing activities will be presented. The activities are non-reflective and have been refined over the past 3 decades. Help your students write sophisticated, eloquent sentences about their work!

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580436

Speakers
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Dr. Robert Gerver

North Shore Schools


Friday November 4, 2016 8:30am - 10:00am
Hard Rock-Palladium South

8:30am

182: Using Proofs in AP Calc to Spark Engagement & Understanding
Attendees will learn to introduce an idea through a central question, motivate with context, prove the result, then apply it. This workshop teaches how to nudge conversations with inquiry to generate understanding. Handouts will include all proofs.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580437

Speakers
BF

Brent Ferguson

The Lawrenceville School
Ask me for a copy of my compilation of favorite mathy books. I'll have plenty with me throughout the weekend. : ) | | I've taught for 20+ years in all HS course levels, in public and private, East coast and west, all-boys and coed. I now teach lots of Calculus and grade AP exams in June...it's like summer camp with math friends! I have also long enjoyed Geometry and am still fascinated by it. | | My BA is in mathematics (Kenyon... Read More →



Friday November 4, 2016 8:30am - 10:00am
Hard Rock-Roxy

8:30am

183: 5 Fantastic Activities for Stats
Great activities for CC and AP Stats. This interactive session will provide participants with classroom-ready materials. These activities are engaging and ensure that students have a deeper understanding of statistical ideas.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580438

Speakers
avatar for Jared Derksen

Jared Derksen

Teacher Specialist, Mathematics, Chaffey Joint Union HS District



Friday November 4, 2016 8:30am - 10:00am
Hard Rock-Roxy One

8:30am

184: Conceptual to Procedural: Reversing Your Ideas of Inverse
What are the underlying concepts related to inverses? How can we link the conceptual to the procedural so strongly that if a student didn’t remember the procedure they could come up with it because they know the concept so well?

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580439

Speakers
BK

Barbara Kuehl

author and consultant, Mathematics Vision Project
JS

Janet Sutorius

Author & consultant, Mathematics Vision Project


Friday November 4, 2016 8:30am - 10:00am
PSCC-Mesquite B

8:30am

185: Deepening Algebraic Thinking and Understanding
Learn strategies to help students make coherent connections and deepen their conceptual understanding. Hand-outs will be provided that teachers can use to help students retain the concepts and skills to improve their mathematical growth mindset.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580441

Speakers
AR

Al Rabanera

Fullerton Joint Union High School District
AT

Armandina Turner

Fullerton Joint Union High School District



Friday November 4, 2016 8:30am - 10:00am
PSCC-Mesquite E

8:30am

186: What Math is Important in “Algebra II and PreCalculus”?
What should students know to be prepared for career and collegiate math? Why are concepts like logarithms important and how can we make sure students really understand them? What is the role of dynamic interactive technology in making this happen?

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580442

Speakers
GB

Gail Burrill

Michigan State University


Friday November 4, 2016 8:30am - 10:00am
PSCC-Mesquite F

8:30am

187: Sparking the SMPs—Make Sense Reason and Model
From manipulatives to algebra, geometry, and technology—explore rich problems from math history and data collection activities designed to help students engage in the Standards for Mathematical Practice and make math/science connections.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580443

Speakers
BG

Betty Gasque

Mathematics Consultant, Retired Mathematics Teacher, Mathematics Consultant


Friday November 4, 2016 8:30am - 10:00am
PSCC-Smoke Tree B

8:30am

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!

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580445

Speakers
avatar for Sherrina Clark

Sherrina Clark

Teacher, Kern High School District
Learning, learning, learning!



Friday November 4, 2016 8:30am - 10:00am
Renaissance-Sierra

8:30am

150: At the Intersection of Not Very-Traveled Roads
In this session the regular pentagon will be the master of ceremonies guiding our integration of school mathematics with the MPs, creating meaningful connections among school ideas, between mathematical ideas and other subjects, and with daily life.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580427

Speakers
GW

Greisy Winicki Landman

Cal Poly Pomona


Friday November 4, 2016 8:30am - 10:00am
Hard Rock-Woodstock One

8:30am

151: Language Thinking and Mathematics
Let’s explore the role of language and thinking in the mathematics classroom. What are some challenges? How might we begin to overcome them? What do our students experience? How do we connect student ideas to the mathematics we seek to teach them?

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580431

Speakers
JG

Javier Garcia

Mathematics Specialist, Tulare County Office of Education


Friday November 4, 2016 8:30am - 10:00am
Hard Rock-Woodstock Three

8:30am

152: How to Do Groupwork Poorly...Or Not (The Sequel)
Many teachers unknowingly create problems in the way they do group work with their students. Teachers in this workshop will learn how to structure group work in order to create discourse communities that engage high- and low-achieving students.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580428

Speakers
avatar for Vanessa Cerrahoglu

Vanessa Cerrahoglu

Mathematics Coordinator, Orange County Department of Education
I started my journey as an educator, curriculum developer, and workshop facilitator with LAUSD over 20 years ago. In this time, I taught at three high schools, each with a unique set of challenges and opportunities: low-socio economic & high Spanish speaking population, a math & science academy, and an arts based school in Orange County. I enjoy sharing lessons learned from my experiences and look forward to learning from others.
avatar for Jeremy Hansuvadha

Jeremy Hansuvadha

Teacher: The Art of Mathematics & IMP, Orange County School of the Arts
I am immensely fascinated with IMP, Complex Instruction, mistakes, The Beatles, sports analytics, A Song of Ice and Fire/Game of Thrones, punk/metal, Dan Meyer, the Seattle Seahawks, bass guitar, and ska/reggae.



Friday November 4, 2016 8:30am - 10:00am
Hard Rock-Woodstock Two

8:30am

154: Deeper Understanding for High School Special Ed Students
Participants will experience strategies proven to work with Special Education students in mathematics. Station activities will provide cognitive challenges many students struggle with in Math 1 and Algebra I.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580429

Speakers
avatar for Dianne DeMille

Dianne DeMille

Owner, JenDi Consultants
JM

Jennifer Munoz

Redlands Unified School District



Friday November 4, 2016 8:30am - 10:00am
PSCC-Smoke Tree A

8:30am

110: Analyzing Strong Math Instructional Practices through Video
Classroom observations can be a powerful tool to build understanding of strong mathematical instructional practices. Come learn about and explore free comprehensive PD modules centered around exemplar moments captured in video.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580391

Speakers
avatar for Barbara Beske

Barbara Beske

Student Achievement Partners
Join our Core Advocate Network @ www.bitly.com/joincoreadvocates.
SC

Shelbi Cole

Student Achievement Partners


Friday November 4, 2016 8:30am - 10:00am
PSCC-Mesquite G

8:30am

111: Model Classrooms: Innovating with Technology and Mathematics
Use technology to deepen mathematical understanding for all students. Explore our model classrooms as a vehicle for sharing best practices with technology. Learn strategies and tools to spark student discourse in a technology rich environment.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580390

Speakers
MA

Michael Akins

Director, Educational Technology, Dinuba Unified School District
LW

Lisa Waide

Dinuba Unified School District - Jefferson Elementary School


Friday November 4, 2016 8:30am - 10:00am
PSCC-Smoke Tree E

8:30am

112: Create Dynamic Digital Learning Experiences with Google
Learn to use Google Apps and an LMS to package instruction and authentic assessment, virtual field trips, Math in 3 Acts... into rich learning experiences for students. Capitalize on technology resources to engage students in a productive struggle.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580392

Speakers
avatar for Cherie Brown

Cherie Brown

Interdisciplinary Coordinator for Innovative Education Management, Innovative Education Management
My role as Interdisciplinary Coordinator provides the opportunity to work with a variety of staff as they build learning materials. Additionally, I am a Google Certified Trainer as well as our district Schoology Administrator. | You can learn more at:   www.edtechmentor.org | | Check out this DLE : using Gsuite and 3 act math



Friday November 4, 2016 8:30am - 10:00am
PSCC-Smoke Tree F

8:30am

113: Fostering Problem Solving
The 1st SMP is for students to make sense of problems and preserve. Engaging a heterogeneous class in problem solving and perseverance is the most difficult challenge for teachers. Strategies, materials, and tools for problem solving will be shared.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580393

Speakers
avatar for David Foster

David Foster

Executive Director, Silicon Valley Mathematics Initiative
Silicon Valley Mathematics Initiative Mathematics Assessment Collaborative


Friday November 4, 2016 8:30am - 10:00am
Renaissance-Madera

8:30am

114: Design Thinking To Spark Creativity and Deeper Understanding
“Design Thinking” is a platform to discover and solve problems. Students can use it to dive deeply into problems, develop unique solutions, and learn the math content. We will share our structure for creating standards-based design thinking projects.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580397

Speakers
avatar for Ellen Crews

Ellen Crews

Vista Unified
AT

Angela Townsend

angelatownsend@vistausd.org


Friday November 4, 2016 8:30am - 10:00am
Renaissance-Mojave Lrng Ctr

8:30am

116: Mathematics + Integrated ELD = Access and Deep Understanding
Do you need to ignite your math support for English Learners? Deepen your understanding of CA Integrated and Designated ELD and discuss strategies to provide access for all students. Spark your thinking as you design an Integrated ELD lesson.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580394

Speakers
avatar for Christine Roberts

Christine Roberts

Mathematics Staff Development and Curriculum Specialist, Tulare County Office of Education
I have a passion for teaching and learning mathematics. Discovering how others think about and approach problems interests me. I love to hear mathematical thinking from students to better understand how they see and do mathematics.



Friday November 4, 2016 8:30am - 10:00am
Renaissance-Santa Rosa

8:30am

130: How Do They Relate? Teaching Students to Connect Ideas
Many students see math as a series of discrete topics, rather than a landscape of interconnected concepts. We'll analyze transcripts, problems, and student work from different classes to develop powerful strategies to teach relational thinking.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580403

Speakers
avatar for Tracy Zager

Tracy Zager

Math Coach/Math Editor, NH SAU 56/Stenhouse Publishers


Friday November 4, 2016 8:30am - 10:00am
Hilton-Palm Canyon

8:30am

131: Speed Kills...Student Achievement: What's the Alternative?
Teachers are told timed tests are detrimental to students but what’s the alternative? In this session, we will explore different ways of conceptually achieving automaticity without using memorization and stressful methods to learn math facts.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580404

Speakers
avatar for Sean Nank

Sean Nank

Adjunct Professor/Researcher/Author, California State University San Marcos
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 high school math teacher at Oceanside Unified School District. | I am also a State Network of Educator for SBAC and the California Department of Education... Read More →


Friday November 4, 2016 8:30am - 10:00am
Hilton-Tapestry

8:30am

132: Sparking Deeper Understanding in ELs: It Is Possible!
Can teachers have rigor and emphasize the math standards to spark deeper understanding for ELs? Yes they can! The session presents features of effective lesson design for ELs and then models how to implement them in a lesson taught in Portuguese.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580418


Friday November 4, 2016 8:30am - 10:00am
PSCC-Mesquite C

8:30am

133: Promoting Depth Through Students' Representations
It's one thing to promote multiple strategies, but what do we do with kids' strategies after they come out? Research-based solutions are here, along with tasks you can use next week.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580420

Speakers
avatar for Ryan Dent

Ryan Dent

Regional Math Specialist, Lewis-Clark State College
KQ

Kristian Quiocho

Elementary Teacher, Lake Elsinore Unified School District


Friday November 4, 2016 8:30am - 10:00am
Renaissance-Chino B

8:30am

135: How can we use district math tasks as formative assessments?
Experience using a data protocol around a single piece of student work to transform the scoring of district math benchmark tasks into a formative experience for teachers and students. We will also explore PD resources on providing student feedback.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580757

Speakers
avatar for Kathy Diaz

Kathy Diaz

Azusa Unified School District
avatar for Julie McGough

Julie McGough

Elementary Math Instructional Specialist, Azusa Unified School District



Friday November 4, 2016 8:30am - 10:00am
PSCC-Smoke Tree D

8:30am

109: Supporting Teachers to Deepen Classroom Discourse
Are you a coach or working with coaches to support teachers in developing and deepening classroom discourse? Do you want support in your work? Join us to gain resources to help your teachers implement mathematical discourse.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580389

Speakers
MM

Melanie Maxwell

Mathematics Coach, Riverside Unified School District



Friday November 4, 2016 8:30am - 10:00am
Renaissance-Pueblo A

8:30am

120: Growth Mindset in a CGI Inspired Classroom
This PD shares activities and strategies promoting a classroom culture supporting conversation, exploration, and a mindset celebrating success and mistakes. Class videos show productive struggle and student ownership in a CGI inspired class.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580395

Speakers
avatar for Gordon Smoire

Gordon Smoire

Teacher, LAUSD
I have taught Kinder through Second grades in LAUSD for the last 18 years. | My interest is conceptual learning and creating a classroom culture that accepts success and mistakes. I use concepts from trainings that I have attended in CGI through UCLA, as well as concepts from a Growth Mindset with Jo Boaler. I try to find creative ways to incorporate these concepts with the Common Core Standards, and my sense of building a classroom culture... Read More →


Friday November 4, 2016 8:30am - 10:00am
Hard Rock-Roxy Two

8:30am

121: Kindergarten—The Initial Hook of a Math Journey
Two teachers set out to engage kindergarten students, promote conversation, and instill joy in learning. Adapting routines from MTBoS, we prepare our students to be critical thinkers by making big connections, seeing patterns, and building numeracy.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580396

Speakers
avatar for Kristen  Acosta

Kristen Acosta

TOSA- K-6 Math Coach, West Covina Unified School District
K-6 Math Coach, middle school teacher, #MTBoS |
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Stacy Zagurski

Merlinda Elementary - West Covina Unified School District



Friday November 4, 2016 8:30am - 10:00am
Hilton-Plaza A

8:30am

122: Our CGI Journey
We have been bit by the CGI bug! We are excited to share our two year journey of learning CGI with other teachers that want to create a deeper understanding of math with K–2 students.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580400

Speakers
avatar for Jennifer Bell

Jennifer Bell

1st Grade Teacher, Redondo Beach Unified School District
First Grade Teacher in RBUSD, loves CGI math, The Daily 5, CAFE, and Mo Willems!
CN

Cassidy Nelson

Redondo Beach Unified School District


Friday November 4, 2016 8:30am - 10:00am
Hilton-Plaza B

8:30am

123: Developing Mathematical Concepts for ALL Early Learners
Learn research-based strategies to introduce the language of mathematics to engage ALL students as they build mathematical conceptual understanding. Experience hands-on manipulative activities, games, and children's literature connections.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580401

Speakers
avatar for Caryl Pierson

Caryl Pierson

Math Teachers Press
Caryl Pierson has had extensive experience in the classroom where she crafted ways to assess and teach every math objective with a manipulative to reach high-needs students. She also authored Minneapolis Benchmark Tests that identified objectives at each grade level that were most discriminating.
avatar for Susie  Whisnant

Susie Whisnant

Consultant/Teacher, Math Teachers Press
I have been an educator for over 35 years specializing in Math Instruction for the past 28. Currently, I am working as an RTI Interventionist in the Houston area. I am also a consultant for Math Teachers Press where I write children's literature connections for their materials. Providing students with the tools they need to be successful is always my top priority. This includes building relationships and making math meaningful and fun through the... Read More →



Friday November 4, 2016 8:30am - 10:00am
Hilton-Plaza D

8:30am

124: Implementing Number Talks in the Primary Classroom
Primary teachers will learn how to use Number Talks to develop their students' mathematical fluency in the Common Core classroom. You'll learn how to expand students' mental math abilities and will watch videos of children engaged in Number Talks.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580424

Speakers
avatar for Mary Wallis

Mary Wallis

2nd Grade Teacher, Desert Sands Unified
I have been teaching in the primary classroom for twenty years. In addition, I have enjoyed being a Language Arts and Math presenter for Desert Sands Educational Services for the past three years. I love to motivate, inspire, and encourage both children and teachers alike.


Friday November 4, 2016 8:30am - 10:00am
Renaissance-San Jacinto

8:30am

125: Rock Your Math Class
Teach number sense, counting, place value, math facts, time, skip counting, and so much more with easy-to-use games, songs, and strategies. Join us for a fast-paced session that will get your math class rockin'! Prizes! Handouts! Fun!

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580402

Speakers

Friday November 4, 2016 8:30am - 10:00am
Renaissance-Ventura

8:30am

129: Fact Fluency: Sparking a Deeper Understanding with Families
Explore computational fluency standards using visual models to foster flexible, efficient, and accurate thinking strategies and number sense. Spark a deeper understanding with families and learn about activities and free online tools for use at home.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580750

Speakers
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Jennifer Ranum

Weld County School District RE-4


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Friday November 4, 2016 8:30am - 10:00am
Hard Rock-Club Hard Rock

8:30am

107: Digital Tools + Three-Act Tasks: Marriages Made in the Cloud
See how digital tools make rich math tasks possible for every classroom. Use video, online discussion guides, and virtual manipulatives to support inquiry, rich discourse, and perseverance. Designed for all grade 3–5 teachers, preservice to expert.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580387

Speakers
avatar for Arjan Khalsa

Arjan Khalsa

CEO, Conceptua Math
Visual and conceptual mathematics curriculum for grades 3-5 that keeps the teacher in the equation.
avatar for Julie McNamara

Julie McNamara

Assistant Professor, CSU East Bay



Friday November 4, 2016 8:30am - 10:00am
PSCC-Primrose C

8:30am

108: CCSSM: Please Invite Me into Your Lesson
Teachers are tasked to use the CCSSM standards & math practices. Too often students of African ancestry see no relevance in the lesson. This presentation shows the salient features that can be included in a culturally relevant math lesson.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580388

Speakers
KA

Kwame Anthony Scott

Djehuti Ma'athematics LTD


Friday November 4, 2016 8:30am - 10:00am
Renaissance-Chino A

8:30am

199: Hands-On with SumBlox a New Stem Math Tool & Toy
SumBlox combines number value and symbol. They are wooden A1:AL5 shaped building blocks designed to stack vertically on top of each other. Kids instantly see number relationships and math concepts.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580444

Speakers
avatar for David  Skaggs

David Skaggs

Founder, SumBlox Group
SumBlox math building blox teach kids math through hands-on activities. With SumBlox, if two stacks have equakl height, the sums will also be equal.


Friday November 4, 2016 8:30am - 10:00am
Renaissance-Cactus

10:30am

200: Rigorous Teaching and Learning—Sparking Students’ Passions
Rigor in mathematics classrooms should be the foundation for engaging students in high-quality teaching and learning. Find out what rigor in math classrooms is all about. Then experience how your passion for math can fuel students’ passion for learning and succeeding in life.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580385

Speakers
avatar for Lee V. Stiff

Lee V. Stiff

North Carolina State University


Friday November 4, 2016 10:30am - 11:59am
PSCC-Primrose B

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.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580446

Speakers
avatar for Judy Hickman

Judy Hickman

Smarter Balanced



Friday November 4, 2016 10:30am - 11:59am
PSCC-Primrose C

10:30am

202: What is Academic Rigor in the Primary Classroom?
The subject of rigor brings up lots of questions that need to be examined. What makes a task rigorous? Is harder always better? How do we know when struggling with a task will lead to understanding and when it will not? We will look at what we need to consider to provide rigorous, yet appropriate, tasks for young children.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580447

Speakers
avatar for Kathy Richardson

Kathy Richardson

Co-founder, Math Perspectives Teacher Development Center


Friday November 4, 2016 10:30am - 11:59am
PSCC-Primrose A

10:30am

240: Parent Voice and Knowledge in the Elementary Math Classroom
Help students understand the CCSSM through parent involvement. Experience how we engaged parents in math lessons and school sessions that correspond to CC. Take lessons and ideas ready to implement.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580459

Speakers
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Armando Martinez-Cruz

Professor, Cal State Fullerton


Friday November 4, 2016 10:30am - 12:00pm
Hilton-Plaza A

10:30am

241: Station Teaching in Action: Unpacking Meaning of Fraction
Participants will actively engage in station teaching activities to unpack CCSS fraction progressions about meaning of fraction. Stations will allow engagement with various manipulatives to unpack linear, area, & discrete representations of fraction.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580460

Speakers
avatar for Bridget Druken

Bridget Druken

Assistant Professor of Mathematics Education, California State University, Fullerton
bdruken@fullerton.edu
avatar for Alison Marzocchi

Alison Marzocchi

California State University, Fullerton



Friday November 4, 2016 10:30am - 12:00pm
PSCC-Mesquite A

10:30am

243: Creating Conversation and Communication in Math
Teachers will take a deeper look at communicating reasoning (SBAC Claim 3 & SMPs 1 & 3). Come to this interactive session to take away a variety of strategies to incorporate communication & discourse into your instruction and/or assessments.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580461

Speakers
avatar for Kimberly Voge

Kimberly Voge

Instructional Specialist- Technology and Math, PYLUSD
I enjoy helping teachers find new ways to enhance student learning. Many people find safety in paper...and I try to encourage them that they are one click away from success! Tech is full of "happy little accidents" that lead to innovative ways to present material and construct meaning. Engage, Excite and Encourage!



Friday November 4, 2016 10:30am - 12:00pm
Renaissance-Mojave Lrng Ctr

10:30am

244: Multiplication Fact Fluency Built on Understanding
Spark students’ excitement and confidence as you build their fluency with multiplication and division facts. Learn how students develop deeper understanding while being engaged in hands-on activities and games that you can use throughout the year.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580462

Speakers
avatar for Julie Joseph

Julie Joseph

Math Consultant, Tulare County Office of Education



Friday November 4, 2016 10:30am - 12:00pm
Renaissance-Santa Rosa

10:30am

245: Number and Operations Using Manipulatives
How can I help students understand numbers and operations? See how using manipulatives can help students better understand concepts, such as number sense and strategies for the number operations. Discover why manipulatives are a powerful tool!

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580760

Speakers
avatar for Kevin Dykema

Kevin Dykema

Teacher, Mattawan Consolidated Schools
I'm passionate about having students understand the concepts, not just be able to do them!


Friday November 4, 2016 10:30am - 12:00pm
Renaissance-Andreas

10:30am

260: Perseverance Problem-Solving Strategies for Understanding
Do your students feel that they don’t know how to begin when given a problem to solve, so they just shut down? Learn strategies that allow all students an entry point into the problem and motivate them to persevere to find a sensible solution.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580468

Speakers
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Andrea Cadman

Temecula Valley School District


Friday November 4, 2016 10:30am - 12:00pm
Hard Rock-Palladium North

10:30am

261: Engaging Area Explorations that Create Understanding
Formulas are easily forgotten when not tied to something meaningful. Deepen understanding and help retention by using visuals that help students derive middle school geometry formulas. All of these engaging activities can be used in the classroom.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580469

Speakers
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Mark Goldstein

Vice President, center for math and teaching


Friday November 4, 2016 10:30am - 12:00pm
Hard Rock-Roxy Two

10:30am

262: Ratios Rates and Fractions Oh My!
Why does every conversation about fractions and ratios end in more questions? We need a spark towards understanding! Let’s discover the nuances together while checking out the new Illustrative Mathematics open education resource (OER) curriculum.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580470

Speakers
avatar for Vanessa Cerrahoglu

Vanessa Cerrahoglu

Mathematics Coordinator, Orange County Department of Education
I started my journey as an educator, curriculum developer, and workshop facilitator with LAUSD over 20 years ago. In this time, I taught at three high schools, each with a unique set of challenges and opportunities: low-socio economic & high Spanish speaking population, a math & science academy, and an arts based school in Orange County. I enjoy sharing lessons learned from my experiences and look forward to learning from others.
avatar for Ellen Whitesides

Ellen Whitesides

Illustrative Mathematics


Friday November 4, 2016 10:30am - 12:00pm
Hard Rock-Woodstock Two

10:30am

263: Build Conceptual Understanding Using a Clothesline
Explore how a clothesline as a number line can help students learn grade-level content and strengthen their number sense. Learn how to consistently use this simple tool to connect different math concepts and increase student discourse.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580471

Speakers
avatar for Daniel Luevanos

Daniel Luevanos

San Marcos Unified School District


Friday November 4, 2016 10:30am - 12:00pm
Hilton-Palm Canyon

10:30am

264: Guiding Students to Those Aha Moments Without the Ughh!
It’s not funny giving away the punch line of a joke before telling the joke. The same goes for teaching math. Come learn how to help students discover the “punch line” of a lesson through guided discovery activities. Ready-to-use handouts provided.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580472

Speakers
avatar for Ivan Cheng

Ivan Cheng

Professor, CSU Northridge
I am passionate about helping teachers be effective with ALL of their students through the use of guided discovery learning activities.



Friday November 4, 2016 10:30am - 12:00pm
Hilton-Tapestry

10:30am

265: Expressions and Equations: 3 Strategies to Spark Engagement
Come experience three activities that engage students in concept development and practice around expressions and equations: Poster Problems, a Blank Paper Lesson, and a Big Square Puzzle. Take-away lessons included.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580473

Speakers
avatar for Shelley Kriegler

Shelley Kriegler

President, Center for Mathematics and Teaching
Dr. Shelley Kriegler was a middle and high school math teacher for 20 years. She then joined the UCLA Mathematics Department as the Director of the Math Content Programs for Teachers where she created and taught courses for teachers who wanted to earn authorizations to teach middle school mathematics. She retired from UCLA in 2010. Shelley is currently President of the Center for Mathematics and Teaching, a small nonprofit education group... Read More →
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Cynthia Raff

Center for Mathematics and Teaching


Friday November 4, 2016 10:30am - 12:00pm
PSCC-Mesquite D

10:30am

266: Number Talks—You Can Start Next Week!!
A Number Talk is a daily routine to build computational fluency. Mental math strategies spark deeper understanding of algorithms/properties. Participate in a Number Talk & discuss what is gained by adding this simple routine to your daily schedule.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580474

Speakers
avatar for Chris Harris

Chris Harris

Math Teacher on Special Assignment, Escondido Union School District
I'm a second career teacher who taught middle school math for 15 years. For the last 4 years I have been a district level Math TOSA. I spent 2.5 years helping 4th and 5th grade teachers implement the new CA Math Standards and now I am working with 6-7-8 math teachers. I am obnoxiously excited about the not-so-new standards!!!
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Laura Ruggles

Escondido Union School District


Friday November 4, 2016 10:30am - 12:00pm
PSCC-Mesquite G

10:30am

267: Meaningful Teaching of Integers Expressions and Equations
Best ways to represent integers, expressions, and equations. Strategies for teaching these concepts meaningfully to students who are 2+ years behind.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580475

Speakers
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guillermo mendieta

pictorial mathematics


Friday November 4, 2016 10:30am - 12:00pm
PSCC-Mesquite H

10:30am

270: STEM on a Shoestring
The integration of science, technology, engineering, and math empowers student learning today and employment tomorrow. Learn how to integrate powerful STEM lessons on a tight budget. Ready-for-Monday projects are included.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580476

Speakers
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Brad Fulton

Enterprise Elementary School District
I am a frequent presenter at CLS functions, a region 2 trustee, and have been teaching middle school for 35 years.


Friday November 4, 2016 10:30am - 12:00pm
Renaissance-Catalina

10:30am

271: Deeper Understanding of NGSS in CCSS Math for Middle School
Next Generation Science Standards will soon be implemented. This session address how middle school science standards build engagement and context for mathematics. Participants experience science content to build mathematics context for learning.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580477

Speakers
avatar for Anthony Quan

Anthony Quan

Consultant III, STEM, Los Angeles County Office of Education
A firm believer that all students are capable of entering Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) Fields. Students should all be given the opportunities, experiences, and tools to become successful. Teachers should all be given appropriate and practical professional development to help their students succeed.



Friday November 4, 2016 10:30am - 12:00pm
Renaissance-San Jacinto

10:30am

272: Multiple Representations to Support Modeling
This workshop uses an open-eded exploration, The Birthday Cake Problem, to show the connections between multiple representations and Modeling with Mathematics.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580478

Speakers
avatar for Kyndall Brown

Kyndall Brown

Executive Director, California Mathematics Project



Friday November 4, 2016 10:30am - 12:00pm
Renaissance-Ventura

10:30am

280: Advanced Algebra with Finance: A 3rd-4th Year Math Option
A full-year course on auto insurance, mortgages, banking, credit, taxes, home ownership, budgeting, retirement and investing incorporates algebra 2, trig, stat, probability, matrices, logs, geometry, and precalculus.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580479

Speakers
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Dr. Robert Gerver

North Shore Schools


Friday November 4, 2016 10:30am - 12:00pm
Hard Rock-Palladium South

10:30am

281: AP Calculus—My Favorite Class!
Participants get motivational strategies for success in AP Calculus, review tips & tricks on building a successful AP program, explore ways to make their program and class exciting, and learn strategies to help ensure student success on the AP exam.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580482

Speakers
avatar for Howard Alcosser

Howard Alcosser

Diamond Bar High School
Using my experience as an College Board AP Calculus Consultant and a Diamond Bar High School teacher, participants will gain strategies for better student engagement and a deeper understanding through motivation, multiple representations, and other instructional models leading them and their students to claim that AP Calculus is their FAVORITE CLASS!



Friday November 4, 2016 10:30am - 12:00pm
Hard Rock-Roxy

10:30am

282: Be Careful What You Ask For! Questioning for Understanding
Conversations for learning are crucial for developing understanding. This session will outline the types of questions teachers can pose to tease out rich classroom discussions that lead to deeper understanding and procedural fluency.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580480

Speakers
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Barbara Kuehl

author and consultant, Mathematics Vision Project
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Janet Sutorius

Author & consultant, Mathematics Vision Project


Friday November 4, 2016 10:30am - 12:00pm
PSCC-Mesquite B

10:30am

283: Increasing Access to AP Calculus with Vertical Planning
We have designed a two-year scenario-based curriculum that has helped double AP Calculus enrollment at our school. We will share tasks and strategies that build conceptual understanding and confidence in students long before they get to Calculus.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580481

Speakers
avatar for Nate Goza

Nate Goza

Teacher, LAUSD and MfA Los Angeles
avatar for Liem Tran

Liem Tran

Co-Founder, LiemnNate
I'm a high school teacher in South Los Angeles. I am a Math for America Master Teacher Fellow. And I am a new father.



Friday November 4, 2016 10:30am - 12:00pm
PSCC-Mesquite E

10:30am

284: AP Calculus: Connecting and Developing Math Practices
College Board recently updated the AP Calculus courses, which debut in 2016. The workshop will focus on how the Mathematical Practices for AP Calculus connect to exam items and how teachers can support students in the development of these Practices.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580483

Speakers
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Gail Burrill

Michigan State University
BH

Benjamin Hedrick

College Board


Friday November 4, 2016 10:30am - 12:00pm
PSCC-Mesquite F

10:30am

285: The Struggle is Real (World)
This session aims to spark deeper understanding of Precalculus & Calculus concepts by encouraging students to struggle with imperfect real data so they may connect concepts with current events topics, many of which they read about on social media.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580484

Speakers
avatar for Paul Battaglia

Paul Battaglia

Teacher, Manasquan Public Schools
I am an avid triathlete, Penn State alum, former private industry employee and CEO of a Non-Profit - Squanathon.



Friday November 4, 2016 10:30am - 12:00pm
PSCC-Smoke Tree A

10:30am

286: Promoting Productive Struggle Through Proofs in Geometry
We’ll explore multiple strategies that empower students to independently solve geometry proof problems. Pilot teachers using CanFigureIt Geometry in their classes will share insights on how they supported students' individual needs.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580485

Speakers
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Natasha Desai

CanFigureIt Geometry


Friday November 4, 2016 10:30am - 12:00pm
PSCC-Smoke Tree D

10:30am

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.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580486

Speakers
avatar for Maureen Burkhart

Maureen Burkhart

Educator, LAUSD
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 Mathematics Council (GLAMC) and am very excited about all of the common core events we are having each year. Please join us if you are in Greater Los Angeles. I am... Read More →



Friday November 4, 2016 10:30am - 12:00pm
Renaissance-Sierra

10:30am

250: No Heads or Tails: The Juicy Middle of Real Word Problems
You will never present a word problem the same way ever again! Experience how to unlock the secret to students' sense making and perseverance. Learn how to present word problems authentically, causing students to love word problems.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580463

Speakers
avatar for Tim McCaffrey

Tim McCaffrey

Mathematics Coordinator, Secondary Instruction, Fontana Unified
I have taught middle and high school mathematics. I have also served as a Teacher on Assignment coaching teachers and current serve as the mathematics coordinator.


Friday November 4, 2016 10:30am - 12:00pm
Hard Rock-Woodstock One

10:30am

251: Battling Zombies with STEM Strategies
Use the "Zombie Craze" to make STEM become "un-dead" in your science classroom! This is not only a hands-on session, but a brains-on session, as well!

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580464

Speakers
avatar for Jeff Lukens

Jeff Lukens

Science PD Trainer, Retired: Sioux Falls, SD Public Schools
Curriculum integration, especially science and math, is my educational passion. The use of handheld technology is paramount to having students see the connections between science and math in the high school classroom.


Friday November 4, 2016 10:30am - 12:00pm
PSCC-Smoke Tree B

10:30am

252: Using FREE Technology to Increase and Assess Understanding
Participants will be introduced to how to use technology to check for understanding, demonstrate mathematical concepts, and create and interpret graphs using such free applications as Plickers, GeoGebra, and Desmos.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580465

Speakers
avatar for Edward Simons

Edward Simons

Teacher/, Perris High School District
Working on MAT(Master in Teaching Mathematics) with a focus on the classroom benefits of incorporating dynamic software in Math lessons, Engineering Instructor (PLTW), Astronomy Club Advisor | Interests: Hiking and Camping with my family. Astronomy, Member of Temecula Astronomy Club.


Friday November 4, 2016 10:30am - 12:00pm
PSCC-Smoke Tree E

10:30am

253: Engaging Formative Assessment Techniques with Technology
This session will have teachers engage in several formative assessment tasks using free technology from Desmos to Nearpod to demonstrate that we can engage students in their learning and assess their understanding in real time using such technology.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580467

Speakers
avatar for Eric Milou

Eric Milou

Professor of Mathematics, Rowan University
Everything!


Friday November 4, 2016 10:30am - 12:00pm
Hard Rock-Club Hard Rock

10:30am

209: Promoting Productive Discourse = Deeper Mathematics Learning
Participants will engage in activities that promote mathematical discourse and discuss how these support deeper learning for all students. Resources for tasks that support discourse and ideas for classroom discourse norms will be shared.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580450

Speakers
avatar for Mark Ellis

Mark Ellis

Professor, CSU Fullerton
avatar for Craig McJunkin

Craig McJunkin

National Director, Content and Implementation, Curriculum Associates
Come find out more about our Common Core Reading and Math Blended Learning Solutions, K-8. At Curriculum Associates, we are passionate about connecting assessment directly to effective instruction, through an adaptive diagnostic linked to personalized instruction, both teacher-led and through our online interactive video lessons, used by more than 3,000,000 students nation-wide!



Friday November 4, 2016 10:30am - 12:00pm
PSCC-Smoke Tree C

10:30am

210: Square Progression
Square is introduced in math at the elementary school, and then continues to middle school math, and eventually to Calculus. What are the progressions of the square to help students make the connections?

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580451

Speakers
avatar for Anna Kwak

Anna Kwak

Secondary Math Coach, Azusa Unified School District
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Maria Sims

Azusa High School


Friday November 4, 2016 10:30am - 12:00pm
Hard Rock-Roxy One

10:30am

230: Formative Assessment Practices in CGI
How do you know what students already know? Learn about formative assessment practices and strategies teachers use to make ongoing instructional decisions based on student thinking. See the effects of feedback on student learning.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580456

Speakers


Friday November 4, 2016 10:30am - 12:00pm
Hilton-Plaza C

10:30am

231: Using Questioning to Spark Deeper Understanding
Questioning can be a powerful tool! By engaging all learners in conversations and discourse, it can be the catalyst to a student-centered classroom. Participants will leave with strategies that will help improve all aspects of instruction.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580457

Speakers
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Gohar Hamo

Los Angeles Unified School District
avatar for Matthieu Hamo

Matthieu Hamo

Elementary Math Specialist, Glendale Unified School District
Have taught grades 3 -8 over 16-year career. Now I am a math coach for grades TK - 6.



Friday November 4, 2016 10:30am - 12:00pm
Hilton-Plaza D

10:30am

232: Fluency: More Than Facts!
Do your students have fluency? What does fluency look like in the classroom? We will investigate these questions through activities, video, and discussion. This session will include activities you can implement immediately in your classroom.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580458

Speakers
avatar for Jennifer Hagman

Jennifer Hagman

Math Consultant, Center for Mathematics and Teaching
When I'm not working on math problems, or working with teachers, I enjoy crafting and spending time with my husband and cat.
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Kelli Wasserman

Math Consultant, Independent



Friday November 4, 2016 10:30am - 12:00pm
PSCC-Mesquite C

10:30am

233: Don’t Wait: Create Math Curriculum on Your iPad Now!
San Francisco Unified leverages technology to implement Common Core Math Standards with Nearpod and our Math Core Curriculum. We will learn what types of math tasks are the best fit for iPad and a discourse-rich classroom.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580488

Speakers
avatar for Glenn Kenyon

Glenn Kenyon

Math Content Specialist, SFUSD


Friday November 4, 2016 10:30am - 12:00pm
PSCC-Smoke Tree F

10:30am

235: iRobot! Do You?
Use of robots and coding teach students how to think logically and become effective problem solvers by learning how to code robots. Students will have fun and work cooperatively while learning. This is a fun hands-on session.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580764

Speakers
avatar for Alina  Mills

Alina Mills

Teacher, Fullerton School District
Alina Mills has taught 22 rewarding and challenging years for the Fullerton School District.  Keeping up with changes in curriculum, teaching practices and technology keeps her busy with discovering new and innovative ways to instruct, engage, and improve skills needed for her students' educational success.  Alina has had the opportunity to teach in a one to one iOS device classroom for the past 8 years, making 21st Century learning a priority... Read More →
avatar for Kyle Myers

Kyle Myers

Teacher on Special Assignment, Fullerton School District
Sometimes Kyle thinks if he wasn’t a teacher he’d be a handsome billionaire, but then the alarm goes off. Frowning face emoji! He has been teaching in a 1 to 1 iPad classroom and now has the awesome job of being a Teacher on Special Assignment. Prior to 2010 Kyle was not your typical “tech guy”. He actually never even owned, held, or touched an iPhone, iPod, or iPad. He now owns all three! Be ready for some of his signature Trivia... Read More →


Friday November 4, 2016 10:30am - 12:00pm
Hard Rock-Woodstock Three

10:30am

207: Leading Coaches: Vision Teamwork and Implementation
How do you go from coaches just helping teachers to a team that moves a district or school? Come collaborate to: clarify your vision, identify how to build your team, and attend to the details that lead to Sparking Deeper Understanding for students.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580448

Speakers
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Melanie Maxwell

Mathematics Coach, Riverside Unified School District



Friday November 4, 2016 10:30am - 12:00pm
Renaissance-Pueblo A

10:30am

208: Changing the Game: Redefining District Assessments
Wish you could get more out of your district assessments? Come learn how we break down a system that isn’t working and build a new one in its place. Plan on changing the rules of the game and learning from each other to improve district assessments.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580449

Speakers
avatar for Audrey Mendivil

Audrey Mendivil

Mathematics Coordinator, San Diego County Office of Education
Audrey Mendivil has been a secondary math teacher for more than a decade, in both San Bernardino and San Diego counties, and both in traditional and alternative school settings. Most recently, she has supported middle and high school math teachers through designing and implementing professional learning, and through side-by-side coaching. Audrey is passionate about every student making sense of mathematics, and is dedicated to supporting... Read More →



Friday November 4, 2016 10:30am - 12:00pm
Renaissance-Chino A

10:30am

220: Oh the Math That They'll Know! K–2 Post Game Activities
K–2 teachers use games all the time, but struggle with how to have students do journal responses. Come play games and learn specific follow-up activities to help students go deeper into concepts. Games use cards, dice.  Journal masters shared.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580452

Speakers
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Jane Felling

Educator, Box Cars and One-Eyed Jacks
Jane is co-author of the award winning Box Cars and One-Eyed Jacks series and has been doing workshops in the area of games as a teaching strategy for over 25 years. She has conducted workshops across North America for K - 8 contracts and has been a featured speaker at the National ASCD conference, Conference on Teaching Excellence and many national and regional NCTM's. She has her masters in the area of Educational Leadership and is... Read More →


Friday November 4, 2016 10:30am - 12:00pm
Hilton-Horizon I

10:30am

221: Making Sense of Addition & Subtraction Through Literature
Revisit favorite children’s books with an eye towards addition and subtraction structures. Deepen student understanding of these operations by placing them in familiar contexts and considering multiple representations.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580453

Speakers
avatar for Sara Delano Moore

Sara Delano Moore

SDM Learning
Sara Delano Moore is an educational consultant focused on helping teachers and students understand mathematics as a coherent and connected discipline. A fourth-generation educator, Sara’s work emphasizes the power of deep understanding and multiple representations for learning. Her interests include building conceptual understanding of mathematics to support procedural fluency and applications, incorporating engaging and high-quality... Read More →


Friday November 4, 2016 10:30am - 12:00pm
Hilton-Horizon II

10:30am

222: Teacher Moves to Differentiate Your CGI Math Lesson
We will share how we differentiate our lessons through word problem types, number choices, and problem-solving strategies. We will discuss the different ways students solve problems and the teacher moves that push them towards building efficiency.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580454

Speakers
avatar for Noelani Ogasawara Morris

Noelani Ogasawara Morris

Demonstration Teacher, UCLA Lab School
I love sharing about my journey through CGI math, one that began when I joined the UCLA Lab School and learned from my amazing colleagues and Megan Franke. I've also presented about math warm-ups in a 1st and 2nd grade classroom that get students excited and talking about math strategies, patterns they see in numbers, logic, and place value!
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Kelly Peters

UCLA Lab School


Friday November 4, 2016 10:30am - 12:00pm
Hilton-Plaza B

10:30am

224: Sparking Deeper Understanding with Lesson Study
The session will address the methods of lesson study. In particular, how 5 educators used this practice to gain a better understanding of the subject matter for themselves & most importantly deepen the mathematical understanding for their students.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580455

Speakers
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Linda Guss

Nuview Union School District
avatar for Clifford Schaeffer

Clifford Schaeffer

EdTech & Mathematics Coach, Nuview Union School District
I am the new EdTech and Mathematics Coach for Nuview Union School District. I have been teaching for 7 yrs. Grade levels taught range from Kindergarten to 6th grade.


Friday November 4, 2016 10:30am - 12:00pm
Renaissance-Chino B

10:30am

225: Measurement and Data Oh My!
Educators will learn how to use hands-on activities to enhance young students learning in measurement and data. Participants will explore tools and strategies for teaching open-ended projects in fun and exciting ways.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580752

Speakers
avatar for Shalek Chappill-Nichols

Shalek Chappill-Nichols

Owner/Consultant, Truth Consulting



Friday November 4, 2016 10:30am - 12:00pm
Renaissance-Pueblo B

10:30am

299: Sparking Students' Understanding of Computational Fluency
Welcome to a world where math makes more sense. This engaging workshop focuses on helping teachers utilize hands-on activities, powerful visual models, and interactive games to help students build an understanding of computational fluency strategies.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580487

Speakers
GP

Gretchen Presley

ORIGO Education


Friday November 4, 2016 10:30am - 12:00pm
Renaissance-Cactus

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.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580498

Speakers
avatar for Steven  Leinwand

Steven Leinwand

Principal Research Analyst, American Institutes for Research
Steve Leinwand is a Principal Research Analyst at the American Institutes for Research (AIR) in Washington, D.C. and has over 30 years of leadership positions in mathematics education. Steve has served on the Mathematical Sciences Education Board during the development and publication of “Everybody Counts", as president of the National Council of Supervisors of Mathematics, and on the NCTM Board of Directors where he helped to review... Read More →



Friday November 4, 2016 1:30pm - 2:59pm
PSCC-Primrose B

1:30pm

301: Scaffolding Students Towards Authentic Mathematical Modeling
Lessons learned from The Curtis Center/Smarter Balanced Performance Task Project. We will look at Performance Tasks written by this writing team for use in your classroom AND discuss guidelines and process for writing your own with your colleagues.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580499

Speakers
avatar for Heather Dallas

Heather Dallas

Director/lecturer, The UCLA Curtis Center


Friday November 4, 2016 1:30pm - 2:59pm
PSCC-Primrose C

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 role—one 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 “Landscape of Teacher Change on Conferring and Questioning” to monitor their own growth and development.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580500

Speakers
avatar for Cathy Fosnot

Cathy Fosnot

New Perspectives on Learning


Friday November 4, 2016 1:30pm - 2:59pm
PSCC-Primrose A

1:30pm

340: Involve ALL in Meaningful Algebraic Thinking Experiences
Provide a solid base for future algebra success by engaging students in algebraic thinking as they work with the 4 basic operations. Build deeper understanding of equalities, variables, & patterns. Differentiate tasks for independent task time.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580513

Speakers
avatar for Cook Marcy

Cook Marcy

math consultant, Independent


Friday November 4, 2016 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Hilton-Horizon I

1:30pm

341: IGNITE Your Math Class with MATH TALKS!
Math Talks are one of the most sure fire ways to IGNITE your math class. In this fast-paced session you will experience first hand how to SPARK your students' conceptual understanding. You'll leave ready to try some first thing Monday morning!

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580514

Speakers
RM

Rhonda McEntee

Math Coach, Saratoga USD


Friday November 4, 2016 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Hilton-Palm Canyon

1:30pm

342: Understanding the Scale Factor
Come explore the prior math skills needed to teach this concept and deepen your understanding of what scaling means. We will engage in real-world problems and view multimedia resources that promote discussions and lead to deeper understanding.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580515

Speakers
avatar for Meg Hearn

Meg Hearn

LearnZillion
avatar for Anita Williams

Anita Williams

Palm Springs Unified School District


Friday November 4, 2016 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Hilton-Plaza A

1:30pm

343: Mathematics a Verb?!
Context matters: Think, Move, Construct. Learn how to use children’s natural curiosity to engage them in deep mathematical thinking around real-life contexts. Examples from both Dual Language and English-only classroom projects will be shared.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580516

Speakers
avatar for Rebecca Heneise

Rebecca Heneise

Dual Language Demonstration Teacher, UCLA
I was born in Idaho and raised in Nicaragua and Chile. My interests are teaching and learning in more than one language. I have been an elementary teacher for ten years and I have taught in public schools, charter schools, and currently at the UCLA Lab School.
avatar for Rosángela  Viera

Rosángela Viera

Demonstration Teacher - 5th and 6th grade, UCLA Lab School
Rosángela is a motivated teacher who always puts children at the center of her work. She focuses on meeting the academic, social and emotional needs of her students. Her passions include teaching Mathematics through CGI philosophy, using Inquiry to engage in Science and Social Studies topics, and Dual Language Education. Rosángela values collaboration and developing strong professional relationships. She has been developing as a classroom... Read More →



Friday November 4, 2016 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Hilton-Plaza B

1:30pm

344: Catching Students Up on Fractions Without Reteaching
How can we address student learning gaps without reteaching? This session sparks deeper understanding of how the coherent progression in grades 3–5 fractions can be used to address learning gaps without reteaching content of prior grades.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580517

Speakers
avatar for Barbara Beske

Barbara Beske

Student Achievement Partners
Join our Core Advocate Network @ www.bitly.com/joincoreadvocates.



Friday November 4, 2016 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Hilton-Plaza D

1:30pm

345: Thinking Critically About Math: Comparing and Connecting
We will look at instructional practices that allow all students to connect and discuss mathematical ideas and representations in order to develop a deeper understanding.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580518

Speakers
avatar for Anna Scharfeld

Anna Scharfeld

Santa Barbara USD
Anna Scharfeld has had an interest in mathematics since before majoring in the subject at Northwestern University, and now has a passion for working with teachers to provide students with opportunities to engage in problem solving while appreciating the beauty and creativity in the subject. She was an elementary school teacher for 16 years, teaching every grade from kindergarten through 6th grade. While a TOSA for the Goleta Union School... Read More →



Friday November 4, 2016 1:30pm - 3:00pm
PSCC-Smoke Tree E

1:30pm

346: Unraveling Whole Numbers and Fractions on the Number Line
Learn four strategies to make successful, targeted number line lessons that bridge the gap between concrete and abstract. Use free online tools and cheap household items to build number sense in fractions and whole number operations.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580519

Speakers
avatar for Arjan Khalsa

Arjan Khalsa

CEO, Conceptua Math
Visual and conceptual mathematics curriculum for grades 3-5 that keeps the teacher in the equation.
avatar for Julie McNamara

Julie McNamara

Assistant Professor, CSU East Bay



Friday November 4, 2016 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Renaissance-Andreas

1:30pm

347: Understand Division: From the Area Model to the Algorithm
Division with area models is conceptually rich, but the algorithm is much faster. Learn the dice game I designed to help kids progress from partial quotients to a deep understanding of the algorithm far beyond Dracula's Mother Sucks Chicken Blood.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580520

Speakers
avatar for Katharine Velleman

Katharine Velleman

Owner, Tutor, www.YouCanDoMathNow.com Tutoring
I am an independent math tutor helping students to succeed in their math classes and demonstrate competence on standardized admission tests for high school, college, and beyond. This year I'm working with students in 5th grade through AP Calculus, but I've worked with students as young as second grade and as old as college graduates studying for the GRE. | Before I started my San Francisco-based company in 2011, I taught high school for two... Read More →



Friday November 4, 2016 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Renaissance-Chino B

1:30pm

348: Fluency Discourse and Standards for Mathematical Practice
Fluency doesn’t just happen! Let’s consider together how the Standards for Mathematical Practice can enhance mathematical discourse in classroom learning activities and support students’ development of mathematical fluency.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580521

Speakers
CC

Cathy Carroll

Senior Research Associate, WestEd



Friday November 4, 2016 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Renaissance-Pueblo B

1:30pm

349: Fire Up Your Students for Fractions with Number Talks
Let's explore fraction understanding through interesting, open-ended questions that invoke reasoning in order to develop a deep understanding of fractions and their relationships. They will learn to utilize the 8 SMPs through the structure of NT.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580522

Speakers
avatar for Kim Webb

Kim Webb

Mathematics Consultant, Tulare County Office of Education



Friday November 4, 2016 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Renaissance-Santa Rosa

1:30pm

304: Classroom Technology: Keep it Simple Make it Meaningful!
How can we use technology more effectively in the classroom? Come get ideas for middle school math that will enhance learning. Examples that use Desmos, GeoGebra, and spreadsheets will be shared.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580502

Speakers
MG

Mark Goldstein

Vice President, center for math and teaching
avatar for Shelley Kriegler

Shelley Kriegler

President, Center for Mathematics and Teaching
Dr. Shelley Kriegler was a middle and high school math teacher for 20 years. She then joined the UCLA Mathematics Department as the Director of the Math Content Programs for Teachers where she created and taught courses for teachers who wanted to earn authorizations to teach middle school mathematics. She retired from UCLA in 2010. Shelley is currently President of the Center for Mathematics and Teaching, a small nonprofit education group... Read More →


Friday November 4, 2016 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Hard Rock-Club Hard Rock

1:30pm

360: Using Algebra Tiles to Spark Deeper Understanding
So you want your students to understand perimeter, area, integers, combining like terms, and more? Learn to use algebra tiles so your visual/kinesthetic learners, the majority of your students, will have a deep understanding of these topics.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580531

Moderators
GW

Glenda Wilkins

Regional Coordinator, CPM Educational Program
CPM offers grades 6-12 math texts using problem based learning in student centered classrooms. CPM supports teachers with eight days of professional development led by experienced classroom teachers.

Friday November 4, 2016 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Hard Rock-Palladium North

1:30pm

361: Did You Say Transformations or Transformers?
Transformations are a major thread of the Common Core Standards. Participants will explore activities that will deepen their conceptual understanding of transformations for the middle grades.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580532

Speakers
avatar for Tamara Bonn

Tamara Bonn

Math Dept. Chair, San Bernardino City Unified
I am currently a classroom teacher at Indian Springs High School. I have a Master of Arts in Teaching Mathematics for Cal State San Bernardino, where my thesis was on transformational geometry.


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Friday November 4, 2016 1:30pm - 3:00pm
PSCC-Mesquite A

1:30pm

363: The Power of Feedback
Are your students producing what you expect? Do rubrics, exemplars, and detailed explanations leave you wanting more? Come learn how we use feedback to positively impact the quality of student work and to re-engage students for deeper learning.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580534

Speakers
avatar for Jennifer Hagman

Jennifer Hagman

Math Consultant, Center for Mathematics and Teaching
When I'm not working on math problems, or working with teachers, I enjoy crafting and spending time with my husband and cat.
KW

Kelli Wasserman

Math Consultant, Independent



Friday November 4, 2016 1:30pm - 3:00pm
PSCC-Mesquite H

1:30pm

364: Division of Fractions Through Problem Progressions
Help students discover the algorithm for dividing by fractions through a series of lessons where students look for patterns and test conjectures as problems progress from concrete to abstract.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580535

Speakers
avatar for Marisa Aoki

Marisa Aoki

6-8 Math Teacher, Sanger Unified School District
This year I am teaching 8th grade math and a mixed 6-8 intervention class. I am starting at a new school, but in the past I worked with mainly 7th grade implementing Common Core.



Friday November 4, 2016 1:30pm - 3:00pm
PSCC-Smoke Tree A

1:30pm

365: Creating a Puppy—A Transformational Geometry Activity
Participants will create designs, including a "puppy", on their graphing calculators using lists and statplot. They will then investigate what happens when different combinations of the positive and negative x-values and y-values are graphed.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580537

Speakers
avatar for Fred Decovsky

Fred Decovsky

Teachers Teaching with Technology



Friday November 4, 2016 1:30pm - 3:00pm
PSCC-Smoke Tree B

1:30pm

380: Making Sense of Inference for Sampling and Experiments
In this session, we will examine the issues that make confidence intervals and significance tests so difficult for students. Then we’ll discuss strategies to help spark students’ deeper understanding of inference questions on the AP Statistics exam.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580536

Speakers
avatar for Daren Starnes

Daren Starnes

Math Department Chair, The Lawrenceville School
The Lawrenceville School



Friday November 4, 2016 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Hard Rock-Roxy

1:30pm

381: Introducing the 4th-Year HS Math Course
College Readiness, EAP, Conditionally Ready. Learn about a 4th year HS math course (a-g eligible) in development for the purpose of avoiding math remediation once students are accepted into college.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580541

Speakers
DC

Diana Ceja

Riverside County Office of Education
LM

Lilian Metlitzky

Cal Poly Pomona


Friday November 4, 2016 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Hard Rock-Roxy One

1:30pm

382: Identifying & Creating Quality HS Tasks to Motivate Students
Participants will engage in several high school level tasks that motivate students & deepen understanding. We will explore the criteria for quality & effective tasks as well as how to transform any problem into a quality task. Handouts included.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580539

Speakers
JO

Jannelle Olivier

Common Core Support Teachers, San Diego Unified School District


Friday November 4, 2016 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Hard Rock-Woodstock One

1:30pm

383: Digging Into Mathematical Modeling (Insect Classification)
We will look deeply at a single mathematical modeling challenge. Different student approaches will be considered as participants experience the cycle of modeling. Basic data analysis is used to distinguish two species of biting insects.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580538

Speakers
avatar for Dan Teague

Dan Teague

Instructor of Mathematics, NC School of Science and Mathematics
Instructor of Mathematics, NCSSM


Friday November 4, 2016 1:30pm - 3:00pm
PSCC-Mesquite B

1:30pm

384: Exciting and Valuable Assessments
Experience summative assessments that reveal more about what your students are thinking. Leave with ideas on how to adapt your own assessments. Little changes can reveal huge insights.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580540

Speakers
avatar for Anaïs Arteaga

Anaïs Arteaga

Master Teacher Fellow, Math for America LA
I devoted the first ten years of my teaching career to becoming great at formative assessment. I dreaded the summative assessment because I already knew exactly how my students would perform and, worse, I did not want to spend time "grading." Now, with my colleague, Meghan McGovern, I am excited to give summative assessments. They provide deeper insights than formative assessments can. I truly enjoy reading my students' responses.
avatar for Meghan McGovern-Garcia

Meghan McGovern-Garcia

Master Teacher Fellow, Math for America LA



Friday November 4, 2016 1:30pm - 3:00pm
PSCC-Mesquite E

1:30pm

385: Intuition to Formal Math: Engaging Contexts Spark Learning
Engaging students with interesting contextualized problems provides experiences leading to conceptual understanding, and deep understanding of formal mathematical ideas. Experience classroom activities in algebra and statistics that do just that!

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580542

Speakers
avatar for James Short

James Short

Math Coordinator, Ventura County Office of Education



Friday November 4, 2016 1:30pm - 3:00pm
PSCC-Mesquite F

1:30pm

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.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580544

Speakers
avatar for Katie DeGraffenreid

Katie DeGraffenreid

Secondary Math TOSA, PYLUSD
MS

Megan Scott

HS Math Teacher, PYLUSD



Friday November 4, 2016 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Renaissance-Sierra

1:30pm

350: Linear Functions Roadmap: Making Connections Across Grades
The key to deep understanding is connecting to prior and future knowledge. We will explore linear functions from proportional relationships in 6th grade to interpreting linear models in 9th to comparing with other function families in higher grades.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580525

Speakers
avatar for Martha Barrett

Martha Barrett

Math TOSA (6-8), Irvine Unified School District
avatar for Kristie Donavan

Kristie Donavan

TOSA: 9-12 Mathematics, Irvine Unified School District



Friday November 4, 2016 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Hard Rock-Roxy Two

1:30pm

351: Survey Said! Playing Family Feud to Spark Engagement
In this interactive session we will play Family Feud using mathematics-based questions. We will show how the game can be customized to cover any topic or grade level. Each attendee will leave with an editable template of the Family Feud activity.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580524

Speakers

Friday November 4, 2016 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Hard Rock-Woodstock Three

1:30pm

353: Googlizing a Math Unit..Putting the FUN Back in Fundamental!
Learn how to gamify a unit using Google Slides, EdPuzzle, and other assorted apps. Lets students move at their pace while achieving badges! Great for your lowest achieving students to your highest achieving students.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580527

Speakers
SM

Steve Morris

Riverside USD


Friday November 4, 2016 1:30pm - 3:00pm
PSCC-Mesquite G

1:30pm

354: Looking Deeper: the Interplay Between Math Tech and Art
Participants will experiment with the free and easy-to-use software, GeoGebra, to “play” with mathematical topics. Examples include golden triangles, geometric transformations, and creating mosaics to tile your classroom floor.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580529

Speakers
BC

Bryant Cooper

California State University, Northridge
KE

Kellie Evans

California State University, Northridge


Friday November 4, 2016 1:30pm - 3:00pm
PSCC-Smoke Tree D

1:30pm

355: Using Google Forms for Quick Formative Assessments
Wish for a faster and easier way to check student understanding? Learn to create Google Forms for quizzes and assignments, which students can access on any device and receive feedback. Get students writing about math and making viable arguments!

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580528

Speakers
avatar for Rachel Lasek

Rachel Lasek

EdTech Coach/Math Lead, El Molino High School



Friday November 4, 2016 1:30pm - 3:00pm
PSCC-Smoke Tree F

1:30pm

357: Practical Technology Integration to Make Your Life Easier
Digital homework folders on Google slides, organizing math units on Padlet, "Transformations in real life" project on Google slides. Using Thinglink, quizlet, and quizizz for vocabulary practice. Student blog assignment on Padlet.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580677

Speakers
avatar for Venetia Ricchio

Venetia Ricchio

Teacher, Chaffey USD


Friday November 4, 2016 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Hard Rock-Woodstock Two

1:30pm

362: 5 Steps to a Growth Mindset Culture in Co-Teach Classes
This session will examine 5 key steps that teachers can take to enhance their math co-teach classes to a growth mindset culture shift and how this shift sparks deeper learning for all students. Videos, lessons, and teacher resources will be shared.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580533

Speakers
avatar for Carla Jacobs

Carla Jacobs

District TOSA, Sweetwater Union High School District
I am a resource teacher at the Special Services office. I am passionate about promoting equity, building positive connections and engaging and motivating all learners. Past topics I have spoken on include transition to adulthood, math strategies for students with disabilities, co-teaching, growth mindset, Universal Design for Learning, and adult learning theories.
MM

Margaret Macabasco

Sweetwater Union High School District



Friday November 4, 2016 1:30pm - 3:00pm
PSCC-Mesquite D

1:30pm

310: Student Self-Assessment for Deeper Understanding
In this session participants will explore tools and protocols for student self-assessment that support deeper understanding. Samples of rubrics, learning continuums, and learning-intention reflections will be available to examine.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580504

Speakers
MS

Mindy Shacklett

Mathematics Coordinator, Secondary Instruction, San Diego County Office of Education


Friday November 4, 2016 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Hard Rock-Palladium South

1:30pm

330: A Parent’s Guide for Thinking Tools: The Number Line K–5
A parent presentation for the many uses of the Number Line for grades K–5. Learn how to use this thinking tool for addition, subtraction, multiplication, and fractions to decompose numbers and build reasoning. Handouts are in English and Spanish.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580509

Speakers
avatar for Christina Lincoln-Moore

Christina Lincoln-Moore

Assistant Principal, Los Angeles Unified School District
I am an active member of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) and the National Council of Supervisors of Mathematics (NCSM). I’m proud to declare, I will be presenting Talk Number to Me: The Ratio Table through the lens of equity and access at NCTM in San Antonio, Texas next April (2017). I am the newly elected West Regional Director of the Benjamin Banneker Association (BBA); affiliate of NCTM. I represent Alaska, California... Read More →



Friday November 4, 2016 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Hilton-Horizon II

1:30pm

331: Code Code Code Your Bot Gently Down The STEAM!
In this fun hands-on session learn the basics of coding and how easy it is to code robots. You don't need to be a computer scientist to learn coding—we're not! You just have to start. Learn Basic unplugged and plugged coding skills to use tomorrow.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580510

Speakers
avatar for Kyle Myers

Kyle Myers

Teacher on Special Assignment, Fullerton School District
Sometimes Kyle thinks if he wasn’t a teacher he’d be a handsome billionaire, but then the alarm goes off. Frowning face emoji! He has been teaching in a 1 to 1 iPad classroom and now has the awesome job of being a Teacher on Special Assignment. Prior to 2010 Kyle was not your typical “tech guy”. He actually never even owned, held, or touched an iPhone, iPod, or iPad. He now owns all three! Be ready for some of his signature Trivia... Read More →
avatar for Tracy Ramont

Tracy Ramont

Tracy Ramont, Fullerton School District
I am a 5th grade teacher at an Apple Distinguished Program School. For the past 28 years I have worked at a Title One school, dealing with the challenge of meeting the needs of a diverse population of learners. I began working with technology in 2009, when we adopted a 1:1 iPod program. In 2011 I upgraded to iPads. From 2014 to 2016 a was fortunate to be selected as a Cotsen fellow in Language Arts. About two years ago I began working with... Read More →


Friday November 4, 2016 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Hilton-Tapestry

1:30pm

332: Using Hundreds Charts—It's For More Than Just Counting
Learn to use hundreds charts for teaching number patterns and theory, operations, and problem solving. Discover new ways to use this simple and easy tool to help your students develop deep mathematical understanding. Fun and engaging!

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580511

Speakers
MK

Michelle Kubiak

Bishop Unified School District
avatar for Susan Kunze

Susan Kunze

Author, teacher resource materials, Educator
http://www.cde.ca.gov/nr/ne/yr08/yr08rel144.asp | http://www.inyoregister.com/content/view/120459/27/ | http://www.whitehouse.gov/the_press_office/PRESIDENT-HONORS-OUTSTANDING-SCIENCE-MATH-ENGINEERING-TEACHERS-AND-MENTORS/ | Member, California Teacher Advisory Council http://ccst.us/ccstinfo/caltac/bios/kunze.php | Commonsense Media Certified Educator/ EdTech Mentor https://www.commonsense.org/education/user | Member, California... Read More →



Friday November 4, 2016 1:30pm - 3:00pm
PSCC-Mesquite C

1:30pm

320: Counting & Number Sense with Young Children
Come see how children develop number sense through counting and the exploration of numbers in the immediate environment using a CGI approach.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580506

Speakers

Friday November 4, 2016 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Hilton-Plaza C

1:30pm

321: Math is All Around Us: Exploring the World with Mathematics
This hands-on session will unravel a sequence of teaching tools and activities to develop students' number sense. Participants will explore ways to leverage students' every day experiences to develop number sense and relational thinking.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580507

Speakers
avatar for Cathery Yeh

Cathery Yeh

Chapman University


Friday November 4, 2016 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Renaissance-Mojave Lrng Ctr

1:30pm

322: The Hundred Chart—Not Just a Wall Ornament!
Join us to see how your students will build deep understanding of number sense by using the 100 chart to add and subtract—even with 2-digit numbers. You will never look at the 100 chart the same way again.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580508

Speakers
avatar for Janelle Chisholm

Janelle Chisholm

Consultant, No Teacher Left Behind
Janelle is a National Board Certified Teacher with 19 years classroom experience in grades 6-8. She worked at a district math coach for 3 years, before starting No Teacher Left Behind Professional Development. She currently spends her days sharing strategies with teachers.



Friday November 4, 2016 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Renaissance-San Jacinto

1:30pm

323: Supporting the Development of Young Children's Counting
In this CGI session we will consider how attending to the details of what children do as they count can create opportunities to respond in ways that recognize and build from children’s partial and emerging understanding of counting principles.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580523

Speakers
avatar for Nick Johnson

Nick Johnson

Research & Professional Development, University of California, Los Angeles & Orange County Department of Education
avatar for Angela Chan Turrou

Angela Chan Turrou

Researcher/Teacher Educator, UCLA


Friday November 4, 2016 1:30pm - 3:00pm
PSCC-Smoke Tree C

1:30pm

333: More Math Please!
Want your students asking for more math? Join us for a fast-paced session using songs, games, and activities to teach shapes, skip counting, number sense, place value, math facts, and so much more. Monday Morning Activities = YES! FUN = YES!

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580512

Speakers

Friday November 4, 2016 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Renaissance-Ventura

1:30pm

309: Essential Math Concepts for Preservice Teachers PreK–6
The CTC will eliminate the CSET exam for pre-service elementary teachers. Our courses will have major responsibility to prepare future teachers to teach the CCSS, including the Mathematical Practices. Speakers will share ideas and spark discussion.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580503

Speakers

Friday November 4, 2016 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Renaissance-Pueblo A

1:30pm

399: STEAMING Through the Months: It's Elementary
Hands-on STEM projects for student scientists, technologists, engineers, and mathematicians—integrated around monthly holidays and celebrations. Experience math classroom activities that are calendar-themed. Go home with useful classroom resources

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580543

Speakers
avatar for Dawn Wilson/Gary Carnow/Joyce Koff

Dawn Wilson/Gary Carnow/Joyce Koff

Stamping Til Dawn/Clever Thinkers
Rubber stamps, stickers, t-shirts, K-12 Common Core materials, Google Docs technology and teaching books from Clever Thinkers, Teacher Created Resources and Carson-Dellosa, Foam Dice, Suzy Toronto designs, “I Have, Who Has?” Games, & more.


Friday November 4, 2016 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Renaissance-Cactus

3:30pm

401: From Counting to Problem Solving: Supporting the Development of Understanding for Each Student
Beginning problem solving can seem challenging for students and teachers. This session will focus on how to use counting collections to support students to solve problems. The session will provide examples as well as elucidate the underlying principles that support the connection between counting collections and problem solving.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580546

Speakers
avatar for Megan Franke

Megan Franke

Professor, UCLA


Friday November 4, 2016 3:30pm - 4:59pm
PSCC-Primrose C

3:30pm

400: Facilitating Meaningful Discourse in Mathematics Classroom
According to Principles to Action, mathematical discourse should: build on and honor students’ thinking; provide students with the opportunity to share ideas, clarify understandings, and develop convincing arguments; and advance the mathematical learning of the whole class. It has been argued that “discussions that focus on cognitively challenging mathematical tasks, namely those that promote thinking, reasoning, and problem solving, are a primary mechanism for promoting conceptual understanding of mathematics.“ During the session participants will: 1) watch a video clip and discuss what the teacher does to support her students engagement in and understanding of mathematics; 2) discuss how the video exemplifies the focal teaching practice; and 3) consider what can be learned from this example that could apply to teaching more broadly.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580545

Speakers
avatar for Peg  Smith

Peg Smith

Professor Emeritus, University of Pittsburgh
Over the past two decades I have been developing research-based materials for use in the professional development of mathematics teachers. This includes "5 Practices for Orchestrating Productive Mathematics Discussions" (Smith & Stein, 2011) and "Implementing Standards-Based Mathematics Instruction: A Casebook for Professional Development" (Stein, Smith, Henningsen, & Silver, 2009). I am currently editing a series of grade-band books (to be... Read More →



Friday November 4, 2016 3:30pm - 4:59pm
PSCC-Primrose A

3:30pm

402: Letting Go: Cultivating Agency and Authority in the Secondary Mathematics Classroom
In this session, I share what I learned from my dissertation video study of two high school teachers who were learning to enact Number Talks. I wanted to learn what the teachers found most challenging and how coaching supported their learning. In examining the videos of the Number Talks, I noticed that, even when teachers use teaching strategies that are recommended for engaging students in productive mathematical discussions, it can be hard to let go of familiar practices that we think of as "teaching" (such as asking leading questions or verifying students' answers), but that when we are able to forego those habits, students' agency and authority has more space to grow. I hope these ideas will be useful for teachers and coaches alike.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580547

Speakers

Friday November 4, 2016 3:30pm - 4:59pm
PSCC-Primrose B

3:30pm

406: CAMTE Business Meeting
Annual  CAMTE meeting for all members. Come by and hear what your organization is doing!

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580549

Speakers
avatar for Diane Kinch

Diane Kinch

President CAMTE


Friday November 4, 2016 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Renaissance-Pueblo A

3:30pm

440: Connect Multiple Representations: Make Sense of Computation
Rich mathematics classrooms link teacher practices (Use and Connect Mathematical Representations) to student ones (Reasoning Quantitatively and Abstractly). Explore how to approach multi-digit multiplication with a variety of representational tools.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580560

Speakers
avatar for Virginia Bastable

Virginia Bastable

Mount Holyoke College, Mount Holyoke College
I am an author of the Developing Mathematical Ideas Professional Development Materials now being published in new editions from NCTM. | I am particularly interested in helping school system leaders learn to use the DMI materials to run seminars in their own sites. | | Recent work includes helping teachers learn how to support their students in creating arguments about general claims about the operations as in the book, Connecting... Read More →


Friday November 4, 2016 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Hard Rock-Palladium South

3:30pm

442: An Expanded Role for Equations
Student video will introduce us to a new role for equations. We will examine 4 categories of equations that can help children build on their understanding of fraction quantities and their relationships.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580562

Speakers
DB

Dinah Brown

Teachers Development Group
JC

Joan Case

Professional Development Provider- CGI


Friday November 4, 2016 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Hilton-Plaza B

3:30pm

443: Spark Connections and Deepen Number Flexibility with Games!
Build strong number sense with deliberate use of standards-based games building number flexibility that all students can access. Engaging games for fractions, place value, & all operations are used to differentiate instruction & formatively assess.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580563

Speakers
avatar for Nancy McGuire-Paulson

Nancy McGuire-Paulson

teacher, San Marcos Unified



Friday November 4, 2016 3:30pm - 5:00pm
PSCC-Mesquite C

3:30pm

444: One Tool! So Much Depth for Multiplication & Fractions!
Come and experience one of the most important tools for multiplication fluency and developing proportional reasoning! Kim will share how she constructs and uses this tool! Students will develop depth in understanding this powerful connection.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580564

Speakers
KS

Kim Sutton

Educational Consultant, Creative Mathematics
Kim Sutton has been an elementary school teacher for more than 30 years, having taught primary, intermediate, and upper grades. Kim has won many honors and had many exciting experiences: • Mentor Teacher in Mathematics and Science. • Finalist for the Presidential Award as “Math Teacher of the Year”. • Selected for Curriculum Implementation Center for Mathematics and the California Mathematics Initiative. • Math Consultant for Humboldt... Read More →


Friday November 4, 2016 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Renaissance-Mojave Lrng Ctr

3:30pm

445: Glittering Fractions
Literature indicates that students have a very weak understanding of fractions. This session will provide information on how teachers can improve children's conceptual understanding of fractions using inquiry-based instruction.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580565

Speakers
TK

Taik Kim

Associate Professor, New Mexico Highlands University
Dr. Taik Kim, a long-time, impassioned math educator and researcher, is an associate professor of Mathematics Education and Mathematics. He envisions that students’ achievement in mathematics will be completely different if students are exposed to the innovative teaching based on the best practices he uses. Recently, he received the PINO Endowment for Preparation and Development of High-quality Teachers: Learn from Finland and traveled to... Read More →


Friday November 4, 2016 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Renaissance-Pueblo B

3:30pm

446: Spark a Love of Math Through the Use of Digital Portfolios
This session addresses how digital technology can support high levels of math discourse in classrooms for all learners. Through math tasks, presentation apps, & SMPs, participants will produce a digital portfolio that reflects their learning.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580566

Speakers
MW

Marla Wheeler

Central Elementary School District


Friday November 4, 2016 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Renaissance-Santa Rosa

3:30pm

460: Identifying & Creating Quality MS Tasks to Motivate Students
Participants will engage in middle school level tasks that motivate students and deepen understanding. We will explore the criteria for quality and effective tasks, as well as how to transform any problem into a quality task. Handouts included.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580589

Speakers
JO

Jannelle Olivier

Common Core Support Teachers, San Diego Unified School District


Friday November 4, 2016 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Hard Rock-Woodstock One

3:30pm

461: Using Proportions as a Solid Foundation for Linear Functions
Proportional Reasoning is a critical focus of 7th grade. Come explore a lesson series created to spark a deeper understanding of proportionality. Guided inquiry. Multiple representations. Authentic experiences. Leave with an entire unit ready to use!

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580587

Speakers
MA

Michelle Allen

Pomona Unified School District
JR

Johnny Reyes

Johnny Reyes, Pomona Unified School District



Friday November 4, 2016 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Hard Rock-Woodstock Three

3:30pm

462: Noodling (Note taking + Doodling) for Understanding
Do students like to doodle? YES! Do they like to notetake? NOT REALLY! But, they'll love noodling...AND, best of all, they'll retain and comprehend with deeper understanding if you use and give students permission to use a few simple techniques.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580588

Speakers
avatar for Eliza  Sorte-Thomas

Eliza Sorte-Thomas

Director, Northwest Montana Educational Cooperative
I love Math games, Math sketchnoting (visual notetaking), Math fluency, Math vocabulary, Singapore Math strategies, and so much more! Flair pens and gel pens make me giddy!


Friday November 4, 2016 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Hilton-Horizon I

3:30pm

463: My Favorite Math Contest Problems
Problem solving is central at all levels of math. Carefully choosing the setting and content can make math fun and exciting too. Challenge your students with classic contest problems and discover solutions that enrich understanding.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580593

Speakers
DM

Dennis Mulhearn

retired (39 years experience), retired - Valley Stream CHSD, NY


Friday November 4, 2016 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Hilton-Plaza D

3:30pm

464: Teaching with Tasks—Sparking Deeper Student Understanding
Tasks aren’t just for assessment anymore. We’ll experience a task as a learner, strategize, apply the practices, connect to application, then debrief. Learn what components make quality tasks and use them to develop deeper conceptual understanding.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580590

Speakers
AC

Andrea Cadman

Temecula Valley School District
avatar for Rebecca Williams

Rebecca Williams

Temecula Valley Unified



Friday November 4, 2016 3:30pm - 5:00pm
PSCC-Mesquite D

3:30pm

465: Growth Mindset in a Blended Learning Environment
Interventions only work if a student is willing to persevere. Students persevere when they care about the result and believe they can succeed. Learn how to establish an academic mindset, fuel grit, and instill resilience, leading to academic success!

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580591

Speakers
JB

Janet Bales

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt


Friday November 4, 2016 3:30pm - 5:00pm
PSCC-Smoke Tree E

3:30pm

466: Building Complexity from Simple Little Pattern Blocks
Break the NCLB world of mile wide, inch deep and multiple choice tests. Using the simple pattern block, see how to guide your students into complex, multi-level explorations of equations, equivalencies, and then areas of non-standard shapes.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580595

Speakers
PB

Pat Ballew

Burbank USD (retired), Burbank Unified (retired)


Friday November 4, 2016 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Renaissance-Chino B

3:30pm

480: Mastering AP Statistics Multiple-Choice Questions
The multiple-choice section of the AP Statistics exam counts for 50% of a student’s score. In this session, we’ll explore strategies and resources that can help spark students’ deeper understanding of multiple-choice questions.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580592

Speakers
avatar for Daren Starnes

Daren Starnes

Math Department Chair, The Lawrenceville School
The Lawrenceville School



Friday November 4, 2016 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Hard Rock-Roxy

3:30pm

482: Using Algebra Tiles to Spark Deeper Understanding
Help your students develop a deeper understanding of solving equations, systems of equations, multiplying and factoring polynomials, and "completing the square." Do this by using algebra tiles, particularly for your visual/kinesthetic learners.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580594

Moderators
GW

Glenda Wilkins

Regional Coordinator, CPM Educational Program
CPM offers grades 6-12 math texts using problem based learning in student centered classrooms. CPM supports teachers with eight days of professional development led by experienced classroom teachers.

Friday November 4, 2016 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Hard Rock-Woodstock Two

3:30pm

483: Stretching the Truth and Shifting the Blame
An important standard in the Function Strand is Building Functions from Existing Functions. We will share a series of scenario-based tasks that promote conceptual understanding of Function Transformation.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580596

Speakers
avatar for Nate Goza

Nate Goza

Teacher, LAUSD and MfA Los Angeles
avatar for Liem Tran

Liem Tran

Co-Founder, LiemnNate
I'm a high school teacher in South Los Angeles. I am a Math for America Master Teacher Fellow. And I am a new father.



Friday November 4, 2016 3:30pm - 5:00pm
PSCC-Mesquite E

3:30pm

484: Look Who's Talking! Mathematics Discourse in the Classroom
Go beyond checking for understanding! Participate in several student interaction strategies that promote student discourse and provide students with deeper understanding. Walk away with something that can be immediately implemented in the classroom.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580597

Speakers
avatar for Esmeralda Orozco

Esmeralda Orozco

Math Teacher/Curriculum Specialist, SUHSD



Friday November 4, 2016 3:30pm - 5:00pm
PSCC-Mesquite F

3:30pm

485: The Struggle is Real (World)
This session aims to spark deeper understanding of Precalculus & Calculus concepts by encouraging students to struggle with imperfect real data so they may connect concepts with current events topics, many of which they read about on social media.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580599

Speakers
avatar for Paul Battaglia

Paul Battaglia

Teacher, Manasquan Public Schools
I am an avid triathlete, Penn State alum, former private industry employee and CEO of a Non-Profit - Squanathon.



Friday November 4, 2016 3:30pm - 5:00pm
PSCC-Smoke Tree A

3:30pm

486: Toward Deeper Understanding of Exponential Functions
Come experience investigations with exponential functions. We will do some kinesthetic activities that will help your students develop a deeper understanding of exponential growth and decay, activities to which high school students can relate.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580598

Speakers
avatar for Staci Shackelford

Staci Shackelford

Math Teacher, Whittier Union High School District
I am a National Board Certified Teacher with 20 plus years experience teaching high school mathematics. I love using cooperative groups daily with my students and strongly believe all students can succeed in math.


Friday November 4, 2016 3:30pm - 5:00pm
PSCC-Smoke Tree B

3:30pm

487: Upgrade Your Card Sorts
Card sorts help students compare, contrast, and group mathematical structures. In this session we'll learn how to use a free digital card sort to promote discussion and give feedback in ways that are impossible with paper card sorts.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580600

Speakers
avatar for Shelley Carranza

Shelley Carranza

Teacher, Desmos, Inc.



Friday November 4, 2016 3:30pm - 5:00pm
PSCC-Smoke Tree D

3:30pm

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.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580601

Speakers
AC

Anne Cawley

U of Michigan
JC

Joshua Chesler

CSU, Long Beach



Friday November 4, 2016 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Renaissance-Sierra

3:30pm

490: Use Innovative Feedback! Spark Relationship & Understanding
Come learn about the letters JCNPiI and CRE...and how they have helped empower math students to become connected to their teacher, to each other, and to a deeper relationship with mathematics as increasingly self-regulating learners in community.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580602

Speakers
BF

Brent Ferguson

The Lawrenceville School
Ask me for a copy of my compilation of favorite mathy books. I'll have plenty with me throughout the weekend. : ) | | I've taught for 20+ years in all HS course levels, in public and private, East coast and west, all-boys and coed. I now teach lots of Calculus and grade AP exams in June...it's like summer camp with math friends! I have also long enjoyed Geometry and am still fascinated by it. | | My BA is in mathematics (Kenyon... Read More →



Friday November 4, 2016 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Hard Rock-Roxy One

3:30pm

403: Knocking Down Barriers With Technology
We'll explore the technology and techniques that can open doors, challenge the bored, empower the disempowered, and turn every student (struggling students, confident students, all students) into math students. Bring your devices and open minds.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580548

Speakers

Friday November 4, 2016 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Hard Rock-Club Hard Rock

3:30pm

450: What Could Go Wrong? (Addressing Math Misconceptions)
Eliciting, analyzing, responding to student misconceptions has the power to deepen mathematical understanding and engage the CCSS Math Practices. We’ll discuss ineffective strategies and explore those that move learning forward. Free resources.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580567

Speakers
MS

Mary Sirody

Mathematics Diagnostic Testing Project (MDTP)


Friday November 4, 2016 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Hard Rock-Palladium North

3:30pm

451: Engage Students: Increasing Opportunities to Respond (OTRs)
Have you ever provided opportunity for deeper understanding, but your students engaged in behavior problems instead of math problems? OTRs 3–5 times per minute decrease behavior problems and increase student engagement and performance.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580568

Speakers
KN

Kelly Nelson

Instructional Coach, Snowline Joint Unified School District



Friday November 4, 2016 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Hard Rock-Roxy Two

3:30pm

452: Classroom Dessert: Real Assessment Isn’t What You Think
A fine meal is topped off by a carefully-crafted dessert; in the classroom, it’s called “assessment,” and it often lacks flavor. The authors of The Classroom Chef re-think how we assess our students, empowering them by tapping into their voice.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580569

Speakers
avatar for John Stevens

John Stevens

Technology Coach, CJUHSD
Helping other people realize that they are awesome. | John Stevens is an educational technology coach for Chaffey Joint Union High School District who has also taught high school Geometry, Algebra 1, middle school Math, Service Learning, and Robotics, Engineering, and Design since 2006. He has served as the go-to guy for trying new, crazy, and often untested ideas to see how well they will work. | He co-founded and moderates #CAedchat... Read More →
avatar for Matt Vaudrey

Matt Vaudrey

EdTech Coach, Bonita USD
A Google Certified Innovator and EdTech Coach from Southern California, Matt is a recovering math teacher who dresses in costumes, plays loud music, and stands on desks: anything to make content meaningful for his students. In risk-taking, he either succeeds or fails grandly. In either case, Matt asks for input via Twitter, and fellow educators from across the state, the country, and the world influence his pedagogy. His book, The Classroom... Read More →


Friday November 4, 2016 3:30pm - 5:00pm
PSCC-Mesquite B

3:30pm

453: Weapons of Math Instruction...APPSolutely
Learn how to integrate technology in a math classroom from a warm-up, through a lesson and formative assessment, to finishing with an Exit Ticket, all done electronically. Very cool stuff! Bring your device to experience it all.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580586

Speakers
SM

Steve Morris

Riverside USD


Friday November 4, 2016 3:30pm - 5:00pm
PSCC-Mesquite G

3:30pm

454: The Truth About Mathematical Modeling
Ask anyone what it means to model with mathematics and you will get different answers from each one. As we look at a set of K–12 modeling activities that spark deeper understanding of math, we will uncover what it means to meet the demands of MP4.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580570

Speakers
avatar for Vanessa Cerrahoglu

Vanessa Cerrahoglu

Mathematics Coordinator, Orange County Department of Education
I started my journey as an educator, curriculum developer, and workshop facilitator with LAUSD over 20 years ago. In this time, I taught at three high schools, each with a unique set of challenges and opportunities: low-socio economic & high Spanish speaking population, a math & science academy, and an arts based school in Orange County. I enjoy sharing lessons learned from my experiences and look forward to learning from others.
avatar for Sarah Galasso

Sarah Galasso

Manager of School Partnerships, Carnegie Learning


Friday November 4, 2016 3:30pm - 5:00pm
PSCC-Mesquite H

3:30pm

456: Clash of Systems: Using Clash of Clans to Explore Maths
Explore the intersection of mobile gaming and maths. Walk away with my slide deck and some ideas on how to turn your students' favorite games into lessons. The sample lesson is specific to systems of equations, but the ideas can be applied TK–12.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580571

Speakers
avatar for Ian Young

Ian Young

Assistant Principal, Beaumont Unified School District
All around positive person who loves technology and empowering others to be their best. #YouCanLearnAnything



Friday November 4, 2016 3:30pm - 5:00pm
PSCC-Smoke Tree C

3:30pm

457: Integrating Technology in the Math Classroom
Learn about ways to incorporate free digital resources in the Common Core math classroom. Topics include Google apps, Desmos, GeoGebra, and EdPuzzle. Make your classroom an engaging and interactive place where kids have fun learning.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580572

Speakers
avatar for Amy Springstead

Amy Springstead

Teacher on Special Assignment, San Dieguito Union HSD
16 years high school math teaching experience | Teacher on Special Assignment for Professional Development | | Slides posted on my blog: aespringstead.weebly.com


Friday November 4, 2016 3:30pm - 5:00pm
PSCC-Smoke Tree F

3:30pm

430: Ignite Deeper Understanding: Educating Your Parent Community
Ignite parents’ depth of understanding of the CCSSM Content Standards & 8 Mathematical Practices with informational meetings, parent coffees, & student-led math nights. Receive ready-to-use resources to spark constructive partnerships with parents.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580556

Speakers
avatar for Barbara Blanke

Barbara Blanke

Owner, Educational Consultant
Best Practices in Mathematics | Common Core Professional Development | Parent Education | Guided Math | Discourse
avatar for Kimberly Kelly

Kimberly Kelly

Teacher, San Luis Coastal Unified School Distrit


Friday November 4, 2016 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Hilton-Plaza A

3:30pm

431: Interventions that Ignite Understanding
Students who are behind their grade level peers should have access to effective teaching and learning practices. Learn about 8 researched recommendations for Tier 2 interventions that focus on conceptual understanding and fluency.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580557

Speakers
avatar for Pia Hansen

Pia Hansen

Director of Professional Development, Math Learning Center



Friday November 4, 2016 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Renaissance-San Jacinto

3:30pm

408: Coaching/Being Coached for Rigor: Essential Elements
How do we coach for rigor in the classroom? What are classroom dimensions that matter? Examine successful models for coaching from SVMI & TRU Math that support shifting practices for deeper learning. Resources also provide guidance for PLCs.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580550

Speakers
avatar for Mardi Gale

Mardi Gale

Senior Research Associate, WestEd


Friday November 4, 2016 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Renaissance-Chino A

3:30pm

409: Cross-District Collaboration to Align PD for Maximum Impact
Under Dr. Tim Kanold’s guidance,10 districts across CA set powerful visions for CCSS mathematics instruction and assessment, aligning professional learning structures to build teacher capacity and maximize mathematics learning.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580551

Speakers
NR

Nick Resnick

Program Manager: Math in Common, California Education Partners


Friday November 4, 2016 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Renaissance-Andreas

3:30pm

420: Accessible Problem Solving for ALL K–2 Students
Deepen your understanding of problem solving to ensure it is accessible to ALL students. Language is often a barrier, so it is vital to adjust our instruction. Through video clips, participants will learn practical, research-informed strategies.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580552

Speakers
SK

Susie Katt

K-2 Mathematics Coordinator, Lincoln Public Schools, Lincoln, NE
TZ

Tara Zuspan

Instructional Coach, Lincoln Public Schools


Friday November 4, 2016 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Hilton-Horizon II

3:30pm

422: Mathematical Lenses: Learning How Students See Math
Each day, we plan through our lens, choosing numbers & questions needed to engage in the math. Do we ever plan for students to see math through their mathematical lens? We'll explore contexts & literature that allow us to learn how students see math.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580553

Speakers
avatar for Kristin Gray

Kristin Gray

K-5 Math Specialist / Teaching Channel Laureate, Cape Henlopen School District



Friday November 4, 2016 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Hilton-Tapestry

3:30pm

423: The Nimble Number Line
The number line is often an under-utilized tool that deepens number sense and operational proficiency. We'll explore the importance of the number line as a visual representation for helping children develop greater flexibility in mental arithmetic.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580555

Speakers
KM

Kathleen McCarthy

TK - 2 Math Coach, Hayward Unified School District


Friday November 4, 2016 3:30pm - 5:00pm
PSCC-Mesquite A

3:30pm

425: Performance Tasks in the Primary Classroom
What are performance tasks for primary students and how can we use them as a formative assessment tool? We will examine authentic performance tasks and identify what makes a good task for young students.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580756

Speakers
AG

Annie Graton

Rio School District
AS

Abbey Shaw Linder

First grade teacher, Rio School District/ UCSB Math Project



Friday November 4, 2016 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Hilton-Plaza C

3:30pm

426: LET'S EXPLORE THE CORE—with Math on the Floor!
Teachers will see that by engaging children in the physical exploration of math concepts on a large 100-square floor grid, the visual representations will develop a deeper understanding. Other strands will be explored as time permits.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580554

Speakers
WH

Wendy Hill

President, Retired Elementary Teacher
430


Friday November 4, 2016 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Renaissance-Ventura

3:30pm

499: 1 2 3—Move with Me! Integrating Math and Physical Activity
I know I have to include physical activity breaks during the day, but what do I do!?! This workshop provides simple, and fun activities that combine math and movement that you can integrate immediately! Don't miss this one-of-a-kind workshop!

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580603

Speakers
avatar for Jess Wadleigh

Jess Wadleigh

National Accounts Manager, Skillastics


Friday November 4, 2016 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Renaissance-Cactus

5:15pm

Ignite!
CMC, The Math Forum, and NCTM proudly bring you Ignite!  Come experience 10 dynamic, fast-paced, and inspirational 5-minute talks from some of the best mathematical and teaching experts in the Nation!  This event is Emceed by Brian Shay and will feature Anais Arteaga, Chase Orton, Dina Williams, Kevin Dykema, Kim Webb, Liem Tran, Lucy West, Nanette Johnson, Patrick Callahan, and Robert Kaplinsky.  

There will be a Cash Bar open at 5:15!  Come enjoy the fun!!

Find us on Twitter, too!
Brian Shay: @MrBrianShay
Anais Arteaga: @AnaisLovesMath
Chase Orton: @MathGeek76
Dina Williams: @ADinaMita1
Kevin Dykema: @KDykema
Kim Webb: @NoodleKimW
Liem Tran: @LiemTran
Lucy West: @LucyWestTLC
Nanette Johnson: @Math_M_Addicts
Patrick Callahan: @Callahan_Math
Robert Kaplinsky: @RobertKaplinsky 

Speakers
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 Forum staff full time on June 26, 2000. I’m very interested in helping students and teachers approach problem solving as a process. The goal is not to be over and... Read More →
avatar for Anaïs Arteaga

Anaïs Arteaga

Master Teacher Fellow, Math for America LA
I devoted the first ten years of my teaching career to becoming great at formative assessment. I dreaded the summative assessment because I already knew exactly how my students would perform and, worse, I did not want to spend time "grading." Now, with my colleague, Meghan McGovern, I am excited to give summative assessments. They provide deeper insights than formative assessments can. I truly enjoy reading my students' responses.
PC

Patrick Callahan

Callahan Consulting
avatar for Kevin Dykema

Kevin Dykema

Teacher, Mattawan Consolidated Schools
I'm passionate about having students understand the concepts, not just be able to do them!
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 problem solving skills and increasing their willingness to engage in and make sense of mathematics. My first Ignite talk, “Ever Wonder What They'd Notice... Read More →
avatar for Nanette Johnson

Nanette Johnson

Teacher on Special Assignment, Mathematics, Downey Unified School District
I am a math coach in Downey, California. I love learning, learning about learning. I am one of the co-founders of OpenMiddle.
avatar for Robert Kaplinsky

Robert Kaplinsky

Downey USD
I am a secondary math teacher specialist in Downey USD. I share lessons and ideas on math education at robertkaplinsky.com. I am also the co-founder of openmiddle.com. You can follow me on Twitter, Facebook, or Pinterest at @robertkaplinsky.
avatar for Chase Orton

Chase Orton

PD Facilitator and Curriculum Writer, Center for Mathematics and Teaching
I'm passionate about helping promote student engagement in the math classroom. I work with teachers to help them find ways they can breathe more life into math curriculum by creating a classroom culture of inquiry, collaboration, and exploration.
BS

Brian Shay

Math Teacher/Co-Chair/ToSA, Canyon Crest Academy, San Dieguito UHSD
avatar for Liem Tran

Liem Tran

Co-Founder, LiemnNate
I'm a high school teacher in South Los Angeles. I am a Math for America Master Teacher Fellow. And I am a new father.
avatar for Kim Webb

Kim Webb

Mathematics Consultant, Tulare County Office of Education
avatar for Lucy West

Lucy West

Founder and CEO, Metamorphosis Teaching Learning Communities
I have worked at all levels of the system as an employee of the NYC DOE. As a consultant in coaching and leadership I have worked across the USA and Canada, grades K-12, with teachers, principals and district level supervisors, and I'm passionate about educators learning to collaborate and challenge the status quo. Talk to me about whatever you are passionate about.


Friday November 4, 2016 5:15pm - 7:00pm
Renaissance-Catalina
 
Saturday, November 5
 

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.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580604

Speakers
avatar for Ruth Parker

Ruth Parker

Mathematics Education Collaborative (MEC)


Saturday November 5, 2016 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, we’ll consider answers to these questions and use the Desmos Activity Builder as a lens for exploring the intersection of computers, teaching, and math.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580606

Speakers
avatar for Michael Fenton

Michael Fenton

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


Saturday November 5, 2016 8:30am - 9:59am
PSCC-Primrose B

8:30am

540: Fractions Don't Have to Be Frustrating
How can I help students understand fractions? Come see how using manipulatives can help students understand fraction concepts. Discover why they are a powerful tool. Ideas will be shared for equivalence, ordering, and operations with fractions!

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580621

Speakers
avatar for Kevin Dykema

Kevin Dykema

Teacher, Mattawan Consolidated Schools
I'm passionate about having students understand the concepts, not just be able to do them!


Saturday November 5, 2016 8:30am - 10:00am
Hard Rock-Roxy

8:30am

541: Beyond Invert & Multiply: Make Sense of Fraction Computation
Students often struggle with fraction computation. We’ll focus on "fraction sense," to help students understand fractions as numbers and learn to compute accurately, efficiently, and with understanding. Video from classrooms will be shared.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580622

Speakers
avatar for Julie McNamara

Julie McNamara

Assistant Professor, CSU East Bay



Saturday November 5, 2016 8:30am - 10:00am
Hard Rock-Woodstock Three

8:30am

542: Fraction Numbers Lines—Your New BFF
Teachers will create fraction number lines and solve real-world problems using them. You will be amazed at how easy it is to add and subtract quickly and easily.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580623

Speakers
avatar for Janelle Chisholm

Janelle Chisholm

Consultant, No Teacher Left Behind
Janelle is a National Board Certified Teacher with 19 years classroom experience in grades 6-8. She worked at a district math coach for 3 years, before starting No Teacher Left Behind Professional Development. She currently spends her days sharing strategies with teachers.



Saturday November 5, 2016 8:30am - 10:00am
Renaissance-Cactus

8:30am

543: Strip Models Tape Diagrams Bar Models Oh My!
Learn why visual models for word problems are so powerful, try problems from the simple to the complex, and investigate web-based programs and iPad apps that will help anyone incorporate this effective strategy into their classrooms.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580624

Speakers
avatar for Cassandra  Turner

Cassandra Turner

Math Champions Professional Development, LLC
Singapore Math



Saturday November 5, 2016 8:30am - 10:00am
Renaissance-Pueblo B

8:30am

544: EXPLORE THE CORE—with Math on the Floor!
Teachers will see that by engaging children in the physical exploration of math concepts on a large 100-square floor grid, the visual representations will develop a deeper understanding. Other strands will be explored as time permits.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580625

Speakers
WH

Wendy Hill

President, Retired Elementary Teacher
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Saturday November 5, 2016 8:30am - 10:00am
Renaissance-Ventura

8:30am

560: Model-Eliciting Activities in Middle School
MEAs are open-ended, interdisciplinary problem-solving activities that resemble engineering problems to reveal students’ thinking about the embedded concepts in literacy, science, and mathematics.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580630

Speakers
avatar for Kimberly Knight

Kimberly Knight

Instructional Coach, Beaumont USD
@MathCoachKim
avatar for Jamie Santos

Jamie Santos

Instructional Coach, Beaumont USD



Saturday November 5, 2016 8:30am - 10:00am
Hilton-Tapestry

8:30am

561: Pattern Blocks: The Forgotten Tool In Middle School!
Join us for explorations in middle school geometric concepts! We will use pattern blocks to dig deeper into understanding relationships among angles, lines, and dilations. This session will include lesson plans for immediate implementation.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580631

Speakers
avatar for Jennifer Hagman

Jennifer Hagman

Math Consultant, Center for Mathematics and Teaching
When I'm not working on math problems, or working with teachers, I enjoy crafting and spending time with my husband and cat.
avatar for Jennifer Moffett

Jennifer Moffett

Math Consultant
Jennifer Moffett began her career in education as a middle grades mathematics teacher in Yucaipa, CA. With a passion for mathematics and teaching, she is committed to helping teachers use strategies to make student learning achievable. Following her years in the classroom, Jen went on to serve as a district math coach and further on to serve at the County level as a Curriculum Specialist. She has provided professional development to teachers... Read More →


Saturday November 5, 2016 8:30am - 10:00am
PSCC-Mesquite A

8:30am

562: Connecting Student Ideas About Operating with Zero to Slope
Rich discussion requires links between teacher practice (Elicit and use evidence of student thinking) and students (Construct viable arguments and critique the reasoning of others). Examine how to support student argument in the context of slope.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580650

Speakers
avatar for Virginia Bastable

Virginia Bastable

Mount Holyoke College, Mount Holyoke College
I am an author of the Developing Mathematical Ideas Professional Development Materials now being published in new editions from NCTM. | I am particularly interested in helping school system leaders learn to use the DMI materials to run seminars in their own sites. | | Recent work includes helping teachers learn how to support their students in creating arguments about general claims about the operations as in the book, Connecting... Read More →


Saturday November 5, 2016 8:30am - 10:00am
PSCC-Mesquite D

8:30am

563: So You Want to Go into Modeling?
ANYone can do it, with paper! Spark deeper understanding by utilizing bar models to interpret word problems and illustrate relationships. These powerful tools represent core middle school concepts of fractions, ratios, proportions, and percents.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580633

Speakers
LM

Lori McNeill

Temecula Valley Unified
avatar for Rebecca Williams

Rebecca Williams

Temecula Valley Unified



Saturday November 5, 2016 8:30am - 10:00am
PSCC-Smoke Tree A

8:30am

564: Fantasy Baseball: An Authentic Performance Task
Students will productively struggle through statistical analysis of baseball card stats to create mathematical models of player statistics, play simulated games against each other, and deepen their understanding of the applications of mathematics.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580634

Speakers
avatar for Andrea Hammond

Andrea Hammond

Math Teacher, Beaumont Unified School District
avatar for Gregory Hammond

Gregory Hammond

Teacher, Beaumont Unified School District
I'm a middle school mathematics teacher (with a well-kept secret of also being a credentialed English teacher) who is striving to bring the humanities into the math classroom.


Saturday November 5, 2016 8:30am - 10:00am
PSCC-Smoke Tree C

8:30am

565: Take Your Places
This powerful lesson enriches your students’ number sense and empowers their mathematical thinking. It will provide hours of classroom use and is highly adaptable to your students’ needs. Get the ready-for-Monday handout.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580635

Speakers
BF

Brad Fulton

Enterprise Elementary School District
I am a frequent presenter at CLS functions, a region 2 trustee, and have been teaching middle school for 35 years.


Saturday November 5, 2016 8:30am - 10:00am
Renaissance-Catalina

8:30am

580: AP Stats 2016 Walk Thru
Let's take a careful look at all six problems from last May's exam, guided by an experienced AP grader. We will examine sample student papers and learning points from the rubrics.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580636

Speakers
avatar for Jared Derksen

Jared Derksen

Teacher Specialist, Mathematics, Chaffey Joint Union HS District



Saturday November 5, 2016 8:30am - 10:00am
Hilton-Palm Canyon

8:30am

581: Discrete Math Modeling: Learn Understand and Use!
Modeling can be scary. Rich problems are rare. Here are some ideas for very real problems and projects from discrete math. Most topics can be easily self-taught, some of the problems are scary-good, and they even meet CCSSM-C! A great field leveler.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580637

Speakers
avatar for Chuck Biehl

Chuck Biehl

Independent
I'm all about mathematical modeling, and all about bringing discrete mathematics into the mainstream curriculum. Come and hear all about both. Please feel free to bring a browser-equipped device to surf for support during the talk. This is not a lecture. | If you have any questions: lchuckbiehl@gmail.com



Saturday November 5, 2016 8:30am - 10:00am
Hilton-Plaza A

8:30am

582: Understanding Algebraic Functions—Going Deeper
Come experience activities to lead students to a deeper understanding of functions. Participate in a human graph to explore functions (domain, range, and asymptotes), and in other activities to modify linear, quadratic, and exponential functions.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580638

Speakers
BR

Brenda Romanek

Retired teacher


Saturday November 5, 2016 8:30am - 10:00am
Hilton-Plaza B

8:30am

583: Making Sense of Statistics in Algebra 2
Participants will engage in activities and discussion around different ways students can connect with statistics, especially in vocabulary and the interpretation of data and their measures of spread. Ready-for-use resources will be provided.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580643

Speakers
JC

Jacob Castaneda

Synergy Academies
AO

Akonam Okoye

Synergy Academies


Saturday November 5, 2016 8:30am - 10:00am
Hilton-Plaza C

8:30am

584: Creating Differentiated Materials is Easier Than You Think.
Come investigate various forms of differentiation, discussing when, why, and how they can be implemented and how easy they are to create. Working from classroom scenarios, we’ll view and/or create various types of differentiated materials.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580639

Speakers
AB

Allan Bellman

University of Mississippi


Saturday November 5, 2016 8:30am - 10:00am
Hilton-Plaza D

8:30am

585: Digging Into Mathematical Modeling (Insect Classification)
We will look deeply at a single mathematical modeling challenge. Different student approaches will be considered as participants experience the cycle of modeling. Basic data analysis is used to distinguish two species of biting insects.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580640

Speakers
avatar for Dan Teague

Dan Teague

Instructor of Mathematics, NC School of Science and Mathematics
Instructor of Mathematics, NCSSM


Saturday November 5, 2016 8:30am - 10:00am
PSCC-Mesquite B

8:30am

586: Rich Tasks: Collaboration and Conceptual Understanding
Matching multiple representations to get overview of topic and deepen understanding. Missing representations will be created. Protocols modeled to support mathematical discourse, collaboration, conceptual understanding, and formative assessment.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580641

Speakers
MT

Matthew Taylor

New Visions for Public Schools


Saturday November 5, 2016 8:30am - 10:00am
PSCC-Mesquite F

8:30am

587: It's Not About Answers—Mistakes Deepen Student Understanding
Student understanding can benefit from mistakes in the classroom, using connections to growth mindset, brain research, questioning. Challenging math tasks allowing entry for all levels of math will be used to demonstrate using mistakes for learning.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580642

Speakers
avatar for Valerie Henderson

Valerie Henderson

Secondary Math Teacher Specialist, Glendale Unified School District
avatar for Micki Newland

Micki Newland

Secondary Math Teacher Specialist, Glendale Unified School District
I am currently serving as the project director of a math and science grant. In any spare time at the Professional Development Office, I get to help write Common Core Secondary Math curriculum.



Saturday November 5, 2016 8:30am - 10:00am
PSCC-Mesquite H

8:30am

588: How Do We Know If Students Really Understand?
We will discuss how to make small tweaks to math problems to encourage students to articulate their reasoning and make potential misconceptions more obvious. We will practice a variety of strategies that build students’ conceptual understanding.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580645

Speakers
avatar for Nanette Johnson

Nanette Johnson

Teacher on Special Assignment, Mathematics, Downey Unified School District
I am a math coach in Downey, California. I love learning, learning about learning. I am one of the co-founders of OpenMiddle.


Saturday November 5, 2016 8:30am - 10:00am
PSCC-Primrose C

8:30am

590: Modeling Mathematics in Algebra
Participants will engage in a variety of activities where modeling is the focus. Participants will discuss how multiple representations help to create well-rounded math models. Content will be focused around topics in Algebra 1 or Integrated Math 1.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580646

Speakers
KM

Katie Martinez

Math Teacher/Department Chair, San Dieguito Union High School District


Saturday November 5, 2016 8:30am - 10:00am
PSCC-Smoke Tree B

8:30am

591: Enhancing Algebra and Geometry: Transformations in Geogebra
We share and engage the audience in GeoGebra (GG) activities that develop geometric & algebraic connections, & mathematical practices. Learn basic GG instructions to perform geometric transformations on points, graphs, & shapes. BYOD with GeoGebra.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580647

Speakers
AM

Armando Martinez-Cruz

Professor, Cal State Fullerton


Saturday November 5, 2016 8:30am - 10:00am
PSCC-Smoke Tree F

8:30am

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.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580648

Speakers
avatar for Renee Kollar-Bachman

Renee Kollar-Bachman

Teacher/Dept Chair, Vista USD
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 7 years. I'm also delving into the Integrated pathway at my school. 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

Vista USD



Saturday November 5, 2016 8:30am - 10:00am
Renaissance-Sierra

8:30am

550: Reading Reasoning and Writing to Deepen Math Understanding
Interacting with context rich scenarios, students engage in reading & writing at levels not experienced in a math class. We will focus on strategies to develop deeper understanding, engage in math practices, and offer optimal formative assessment.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580627

Speakers
avatar for Sarah Galasso

Sarah Galasso

Manager of School Partnerships, Carnegie Learning
JK

Jami Koustik

Carnegie Learning


Saturday November 5, 2016 8:30am - 10:00am
Hilton-Horizon II

8:30am

551: The Clothesline: Statistics on the Number Line
Help students understand the meaning of various statistical measures without making a single calculation. This Master Number Sense Maker will blow your mind; I promise. clotheslinemath.com

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580629

Speakers
avatar for Chris Shore

Chris Shore

Math Coach, Temecula Valley USD
Chris Shore is editor and founder of The Math Projects Journal. As a nationally-known speaker and a 27-year veteran of public education, Chris has a unique, practical perspective on the new 21st Century Standards.


Saturday November 5, 2016 8:30am - 10:00am
PSCC-Mesquite E

8:30am

552: STEM Behind Football Activity Investigation and Application
Use TI-84 technology to understand the science and math behind kicking the game-winning field goal! Engineered for several levels 8–12. Interactively model the flight of the ball. Solve graphically and confirm algebraically.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580628

Speakers
avatar for Tom Reardon

Tom Reardon

Mathematics Instructor, Fitch High School / Youngstown State University
I like to integrate problem solving, rich tasks, excellent questioning techniques, standards, and appropriate technologies. Technologies that I use include iPads and math apps, SMART Boards, and TI technologies. | I am currently working on some interactive activities that help students to better understand Transformational Geometry.


Saturday November 5, 2016 8:30am - 10:00am
PSCC-Smoke Tree D

8:30am

553: Debate in the Math Classroom to Spark Deeper Understanding
To debate is to ask questions, develop arguments, & listen to others’ thinking—key practices for mathematicians! Our session provides tools for creating a culture of mathematical debate in your classroom. Come ready to experience debate in action!

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580632

Speakers
LS

Lourdes Sanchez

San Diego Unified School District
DW

Devina Williams

KLA Charter School


Saturday November 5, 2016 8:30am - 10:00am
Renaissance-Andreas

8:30am

510: Strategies to Help Struggling Students Become Algebra Ready
The journey to math proficiency can be a challenge for many learners. Algebra readiness through deeper learning creates the ultimate condition for students to succeed but how can teachers empower these struggling students to achieve with confidence?

https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/15ZJNkQtqRW15VlcSIGRvh1Zzta0yCPGaVDZ45im99F0/edit#slide=id.p

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580607

Speakers
avatar for Matthew Cash

Matthew Cash

Instructional Services Specialist, Riverside Unified
Instructional Services Specialist, Elementary Math


Saturday November 5, 2016 8:30am - 10:00am
Hard Rock-Palladium North

8:30am

511: Where's the Math?
A researcher observed: “In U.S. lessons, I see students and I see the teacher. I have trouble finding the mathematics.” Doing math is a thrilling adventure that too few students experience. Come learn strategies for making math happen in your class.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580609

Speakers
avatar for Zack Miller

Zack Miller

Lead Math TOSA, Summit Public Schools



Saturday November 5, 2016 8:30am - 10:00am
PSCC-Mesquite C

8:30am

512: Starting A Math Fight
You have a wealth of free resources available to you and a breadth of people who are willing to help. Join us for a session that will get students arguing, thinking, and challenging the way that they think about math.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580626

Speakers
avatar for John Stevens

John Stevens

Technology Coach, CJUHSD
Helping other people realize that they are awesome. | John Stevens is an educational technology coach for Chaffey Joint Union High School District who has also taught high school Geometry, Algebra 1, middle school Math, Service Learning, and Robotics, Engineering, and Design since 2006. He has served as the go-to guy for trying new, crazy, and often untested ideas to see how well they will work. | He co-founded and moderates #CAedchat... Read More →


Saturday November 5, 2016 8:30am - 10:00am
PSCC-Mesquite G

8:30am

513: Algebra: Why is it Destroying America
Students aren't failing Algebra. Algebra is failing students! We will discuss how the typical algebra courses are harming not just individual students, but society and the economy as well. We’ll share data and discuss solutions.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580610

Speakers
PC

Patrick Callahan

Callahan Consulting


Saturday November 5, 2016 8:30am - 10:00am
Renaissance-Madera

8:30am

514: Lesson Study to Build Social Justice Goals
Lesson study is a dynamic professional development activity to help students develop deeper understanding about mathematics and social justice. Effective lesson design and observation protocols are a part of this interactive session.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580611

Speakers
LM

Linda M Fulmore

Mathematics Education Consultant


Saturday November 5, 2016 8:30am - 10:00am
Renaissance-Pueblo A

8:30am

530: Engage Parents in Learning Through Family Math Nights
Students succeed when parents are partners in learning. Come explore fun and easy activities to do at a Family Math Night that get parents and students thinking on a deeper level. Leave with lots of ready-to-go ideas. Great for the classroom, too!

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580617

Speakers
avatar for Karyn Hodgens

Karyn Hodgens

Elementary Mathematics Specialist, Math Unity LLC
I've been hosting Family Math Night events at elementary schools since 1997. I'd be happy to talk with you about how to host a successful event at your school or organization.


Saturday November 5, 2016 8:30am - 10:00am
Hard Rock-Woodstock Two

8:30am

531: Place Value Models: Developing Algorithm Understanding
Place value is a powerful tool that took the human race thousands of years to develop. Go back to elementary school as a student and deepen your content knowledge about the role of place value in the teaching and learning of algorithms

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580618

Speakers
avatar for Linda West

Linda West

Consultant, SMARTTraining, LLC


Saturday November 5, 2016 8:30am - 10:00am
Renaissance-Chino B

8:30am

532: Gaining Deeper Understanding with a Coaching Relationship
We will describe our use of the Content Focused Coaching model in a 2nd grade classroom. We will explain the facets of the coaching cycle and discuss our growth in content, pedagogy, and leadership as well as the benefits for our students.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580619

Speakers
LP

Lisa Purdy

Riverside Unified School District
avatar for Colleen Westfall

Colleen Westfall

Riverside Unified School District
I've been with RUSD for 18 years, first as a substitute teacher, and then as a classroom teacher in 1st, 5th, and 6th grades. I am currently a Math Staff Development Specialist for TK-6, and I'm looking forward to sharing this day with you.


Saturday November 5, 2016 8:30am - 10:00am
Renaissance-San Jacinto

8:30am

533: Beyond Fluency—Deepening Knowledge About What Students Know
Explore our approach to developing and assessing fluency to reflect the depth and goals of the CCSSM. Learn how using the three phases of mastering basic facts through formative assessment has developed our understanding about what students know.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580620

Speakers
MO

Marla Olson

Cutler-Orosi Joint Unified School District
avatar for Christine Roberts

Christine Roberts

Mathematics Staff Development and Curriculum Specialist, Tulare County Office of Education
I have a passion for teaching and learning mathematics. Discovering how others think about and approach problems interests me. I love to hear mathematical thinking from students to better understand how they see and do mathematics.



Saturday November 5, 2016 8:30am - 10:00am
Renaissance-Santa Rosa

8:30am

593: Exploring Planes Vectors and Curves in 3D
We will gain deeper understanding of systems of equations, vectors, and curves through their 3D representations using Grapher. This program helps students visualize difficult mathematical concepts in 3D. Bring your Mac laptops.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580649

Speakers
avatar for Drew Ishii

Drew Ishii

Mathematics Faculty, Sage Hill School



Saturday November 5, 2016 8:30am - 10:00am
PSCC-Smoke Tree E

8:30am

508: Changing Teacher Practices: Teaching 101 to PD 101
Using best practices in teaching to inform professional development design. What elements form effective PD, and how do they relate to lesson planning, formative assessments, and human nature? Participants will design a plan of action for their team.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580605

Speakers
avatar for Audrey Mendivil

Audrey Mendivil

Mathematics Coordinator, San Diego County Office of Education
Audrey Mendivil has been a secondary math teacher for more than a decade, in both San Bernardino and San Diego counties, and both in traditional and alternative school settings. Most recently, she has supported middle and high school math teachers through designing and implementing professional learning, and through side-by-side coaching. Audrey is passionate about every student making sense of mathematics, and is dedicated to supporting... Read More →


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Saturday November 5, 2016 8:30am - 10:00am
Renaissance-Chino A

8:30am

509: Districtwide CGI Implementation
To meet the needs of students and teachers during the implementation of the Common Core, our district invested resources in CGI Professional Learning. We will discuss changes to our model along the way, lessons learned, and our continued vision.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580608

Speakers
DB

Dinah Brown

Teachers Development Group
SP

Shelley Petersen

Assistant Superintendent, Del Mar Union School District



Saturday November 5, 2016 8:30am - 10:00am
Hard Rock-Roxy One

8:30am

520: Fact Fluency: Sparking a Deeper Understanding with Families
Explore computational fluency standards using visual models to foster flexible, efficient, and accurate thinking strategies and number sense. Spark a deeper understanding with families and learn about activities and free online tools for use at home.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580612

Speakers
JR

Jennifer Ranum

Weld County School District RE-4


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Saturday November 5, 2016 8:30am - 10:00am
Hard Rock-Palladium South

8:30am

521: Pattern and Place Value Connections
Explore engaging activities and instructional strategies using pattern to help students develop place value understanding and number sense. Guide your students to conceptual understanding. See fun and learning happen in your classroom!

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580613

Speakers
MK

Michelle Kubiak

Bishop Unified School District
avatar for Susan Kunze

Susan Kunze

Author, teacher resource materials, Educator
http://www.cde.ca.gov/nr/ne/yr08/yr08rel144.asp | http://www.inyoregister.com/content/view/120459/27/ | http://www.whitehouse.gov/the_press_office/PRESIDENT-HONORS-OUTSTANDING-SCIENCE-MATH-ENGINEERING-TEACHERS-AND-MENTORS/ | Member, California Teacher Advisory Council http://ccst.us/ccstinfo/caltac/bios/kunze.php | Commonsense Media Certified Educator/ EdTech Mentor https://www.commonsense.org/education/user | Member, California... Read More →



Saturday November 5, 2016 8:30am - 10:00am
Hard Rock-Roxy Two

8:30am

522: Number Sense and a Love of Math Pre-K to Grade 3
Some math skills need more than coverage. Number sense is the essential foundation, and must be developed to competency to allow students to become successful math learners for life.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580614

Speakers
avatar for Bob Sornson

Bob Sornson

President, Early Learning Foundation
Bob Sornson, Ph.D. is the founder of the Early Learning Foundation. He is dedicated to helping schools and parents give every child an opportunity to achieve early learning success, which lays the foundation for success in life. Bob is the author of Over-Tested and Under-Prepared: Using Competency Based Learning to Transform Our Schools, Essential Math Skills (Pre-K to Grade 3) , Stand Up and Speak Up For Yourself and Others, Stand in My Shoes... Read More →


Saturday November 5, 2016 8:30am - 10:00am
Hard Rock-Woodstock One

8:30am

523: Composing & Decomposing For Deeper Understanding of + & –
Provide meaningful math experiences for young students to visualize addition & subtraction before being expected to memorize facts. Emphasis on composing & decomposing prior to qualitative practice involving thinking & the basics.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580616

Speakers
avatar for Cook Marcy

Cook Marcy

math consultant, Independent


Saturday November 5, 2016 8:30am - 10:00am
Hilton-Horizon I

8:30am

524: Ten Frames Number Lines Rekenreks: Tools for Thinking
Use tools to justify answers. Students learn about decomposition and parts of the whole. More, less, the same, how many more, and how many less are all ideas that can be developed within the student's brain using these visual tools.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580615

Speakers
avatar for Ann Carlyle

Ann Carlyle

U.C.S.B.



Saturday November 5, 2016 8:30am - 10:00am
Renaissance-Mojave Lrng Ctr

10:29am

682: Doing vs. Listening: Experience the Magic of Cards with Math
We all know that we must get the students engaged to spark a deeper understanding. Come and experience how the fun of discovering the mathematics behind card tricks is engaging, addicting, and mathematically rewarding.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580689

Speakers
BC

Bianca Converse

CSU Fullerton
CC

Cherlyn Converse

Professor, CSU Fullerton


Saturday November 5, 2016 10:29am - 11:59am
Hilton-Plaza B

10:29am

683: Spy Listening Device and Meaningful Parabolas
How can a spy listening device or parabolic solar cooker be used to bring meaning to parabolas and quadratics? Our investigation will incorporate geometric transformations, proof, and the distance formula. We will use GeoGebra to generalize results.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580690

Speakers
BG

Bruce Grip

Consultant, California Mathematics Council
Mathematical modeling | Integrated HS Mathematics Curriculum | Volunteer for CMC-South


Saturday November 5, 2016 10:29am - 11:59am
Hilton-Plaza D

10:29am

684: Create Deep Understanding of Trig with the Unit Circle
In this session, we will explore an alternative way to introduce trigonometry in Geometry by using the Unit Circle. We will look at current research and a history of teaching trig to create a deeper understanding of trigonometry for students.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580691

Speakers
avatar for Jon Southam

Jon Southam

Sonoma Valley Unified
Math, Music, and Computers


Saturday November 5, 2016 10:29am - 11:59am
PSCC-Mesquite B

10:29am

686: Tech Skills for Student Success on the AP Calculus Exam
AP Calculus is a course that requires a variety of technology resources for student visualization and exploration. This session explores calculator-active AP Calculus questions and TI-Nspire user skills to complete them.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580693

Speakers
avatar for Veronica Carlson

Veronica Carlson

Math Teacher, Glendale Union High School District
avatar for Kimberley  Thomas

Kimberley Thomas

Math Teacher, Glendale Union High School District
I am a high school math teacher in Arizona, an AYA Math NBCT, and a T3 National Instructor. I am passionate about teaching with technology to promote student understanding and exploration of mathematics.



Saturday November 5, 2016 10:29am - 11:59am
PSCC-Smoke Tree B

10:29am

699: REPEAT OF 353: Googlizing a Math Unit..Putting the FUN Back in Fundamental!
Learn how to gamify a unit using Google Slides, EdPuzzle, and other assorted apps. Lets students move at their pace while achieving badges! Great for your lowest achieving students to your highest achieving students.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580887

Speakers
SM

Steve Morris

Riverside USD


Saturday November 5, 2016 10:29am - 11:59am
Renaissance-Andreas

10:30am

601: Building a Coherent Teacher-Owned Middle School Curriculum
Illustrative Mathematics is writing a complete set of lesson plans, assessments, and differentiated learning supports for Grades 6–8 mathematics. The curriculum will be aligned to the Common Core State Standards, mathematically coherent, and attuned to the daily classroom needs of teachers. It will be an open-education resource released under a Creative Commons Attribution license, so that teachers will be able to adapt it to their local needs, while still preserving the basic architecture. In this presentation we will describe some of the key features of the curriculum and give participants an opportunity to work with some of the materials.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580653

Speakers
avatar for Bill McCallum

Bill McCallum

Illustrative Mathematics


Saturday November 5, 2016 10:30am - 11:59am
PSCC-Primrose C

10:30am

603: 'In the Position of Possibility' Many Mini Lessons—Teaching and Learning in the Urban Classroom
Let's explore the challenges and paths to success of teaching students "in the position of possibility" (formerly known as at-risk). Textbooks, testing, mandates, decrees, and breakfast service; experience the life of a South Los Angeles teacher through addition, subtraction, multiplication and division mini lessons.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580656

Speakers

Saturday November 5, 2016 10:30am - 11:59am
Renaissance-Catalina

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 learning, innovation, problem solving, and collaboration?

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580651

Speakers
avatar for Lucy West

Lucy West

Founder and CEO, Metamorphosis Teaching Learning Communities
I have worked at all levels of the system as an employee of the NYC DOE. As a consultant in coaching and leadership I have worked across the USA and Canada, grades K-12, with teachers, principals and district level supervisors, and I'm passionate about educators learning to collaborate and challenge the status quo. Talk to me about whatever you are passionate about.


Saturday November 5, 2016 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 don’t occur by accident; they’re the product of a specific focus on empowering student voice. Let’s discuss effective and ineffective questions for all grades, model openness for diverse methods, and celebrate guesses and incorrect answers.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580652

Speakers
avatar for Matt Vaudrey

Matt Vaudrey

EdTech Coach, Bonita USD
A Google Certified Innovator and EdTech Coach from Southern California, Matt is a recovering math teacher who dresses in costumes, plays loud music, and stands on desks: anything to make content meaningful for his students. In risk-taking, he either succeeds or fails grandly. In either case, Matt asks for input via Twitter, and fellow educators from across the state, the country, and the world influence his pedagogy. His book, The Classroom... Read More →


Saturday November 5, 2016 10:30am - 11:59am
PSCC-Primrose A

10:30am

640: Personalized Learning with Technology
Blended learning, with its mix of technology and traditional face-to-face instruction, is a powerful approach to provide customized education for all students.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580672

Speakers
avatar for Kara  Granger

Kara Granger

Grades 5-12 Consultant


Saturday November 5, 2016 10:30am - 12:00pm
Hard Rock-Palladium South

10:30am

641: Talk Number to Me: Fraction Number Strings
We will give 3rd–5th grade teachers strategies to build fraction sense via Number String mini-lessons. Our 10-minute lessons use mathematical models like the Ratio Table and the Number Line which are rich in context and number relationships.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580675

Speakers
avatar for Christina Lincoln-Moore

Christina Lincoln-Moore

Assistant Principal, Los Angeles Unified School District
I am an active member of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) and the National Council of Supervisors of Mathematics (NCSM). I’m proud to declare, I will be presenting Talk Number to Me: The Ratio Table through the lens of equity and access at NCTM in San Antonio, Texas next April (2017). I am the newly elected West Regional Director of the Benjamin Banneker Association (BBA); affiliate of NCTM. I represent Alaska, California... Read More →



Saturday November 5, 2016 10:30am - 12:00pm
Hard Rock-Roxy Two

10:30am

642: Number Lines for Place Value Fractions Decimals & Percent
This hand-on session focuses on using 0–100 number lines as manipulatives which provide students a strong visual reference. Number lines are excellent for deepening the understanding of place value, fraction, decimal, and percent concepts.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580673

Speakers
avatar for John Felling

John Felling

Co-owner/Author, Box Cars And One Eyed Jacks
John brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to all of his workshops. He worked as both teacher and principal with Black Gold SD for over 25 years and is now currently doing workshops across N.A. in the area of games as a teaching strategy and brain compatible activities. He is a featured speaker with ASCD in the area of Teaching Excellence and Leadership. He is the author of several books including the newest from Box Cars and One-Eyed Jacks


Saturday November 5, 2016 10:30am - 12:00pm
Hard Rock-Woodstock Two

10:30am

643: Walk the Number Line With Research-Based Results!
This session will focus on using empty number lines for skills like place value, fractions, decimals, and alternative algorithms. Kim Sutton will model strategies that are simple and ready to go. You will love the practical handout!

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580674

Speakers
KS

Kim Sutton

Educational Consultant, Creative Mathematics
Kim Sutton has been an elementary school teacher for more than 30 years, having taught primary, intermediate, and upper grades. Kim has won many honors and had many exciting experiences: • Mentor Teacher in Mathematics and Science. • Finalist for the Presidential Award as “Math Teacher of the Year”. • Selected for Curriculum Implementation Center for Mathematics and the California Mathematics Initiative. • Math Consultant for Humboldt... Read More →


Saturday November 5, 2016 10:30am - 12:00pm
Renaissance-Mojave Lrng Ctr

10:30am

660: What to Do When Group Work Isn’t Working
We will discuss common group work issues and provide specific strategies and resources for addressing them. After implementing these techniques, our students were able to work collaboratively and develop a deeper understanding of mathematics.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580683

Speakers
avatar for Yekaterina Milvidskaia

Yekaterina Milvidskaia

Mathematics Teacher, Vista Unified School District
Come visit Tiana Tebelman and I at our Saturday sessions on "What to do when Group Work Isn't Working" and "Shifting the Cognitive Load through Geometric Transformations." | | I have been teaching 8th grade math at Vista Magnet Middle School for 6 years and I enjoy challenging my students through collaborative learning and sparking their mathematical curiosity! | | As a Math For America San Diego Alumni I was trained in DNR... Read More →
avatar for Tiana Tebelman

Tiana Tebelman

Vista Unified School District
Come visit Katerina Milvidskaia and I at our Saturday sessions on "What to do when Group Work Isn't Working" and "Shifting the Cognitive Load through Geometric Transformations." | | I have been teaching 8th grade math at Vista Magnet Middle School for 7 years and I enjoy challenging my students through collaborative learning and sparking their mathematical curiosity! | As a Math For America San Diego Alumni I was trained in DNR... Read More →


Saturday November 5, 2016 10:30am - 12:00pm
Hilton-Plaza C

10:30am

661: Building in Supports for English Learners in OER Curriculum
Illustrative Mathematics is writing complete middle school OER curriculum in partnership with the K–12 OER Collaborative. With input from a team of interdisciplinary experts, the curriculum has many built-in supports for English language learners.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580684

Speakers
KU

Kristin Umland

Illustrative Mathematics



Saturday November 5, 2016 10:30am - 12:00pm
Hilton-Tapestry

10:30am

662: Who is Doing math?
Through video clips and a model lesson, we will share how we use a diagnostic teaching model to shift from teaching concepts to facilitating conceptualization. Participants will receive resources for this teaching model.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580685

Speakers
SC

Sunny Chin-Look

Instructional specialist K-8 Mathematics, Alhambra USD
AY

Anna Yu

teacher


Saturday November 5, 2016 10:30am - 12:00pm
PSCC-Mesquite D

10:30am

664: Screencasting and Accountability in a 1:1 or BYOD Classroom
Utilize free screencasting resources to extend student learning in a 1:1 or BYOD flipped classroom. Learn to integrate yours and students' screencasts with EDpuzzle to increase accountability.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580686

Speakers
IG

Ivette Gomez

Riverside USD
avatar for Maddison Nolan

Maddison Nolan

Riverside USD



Saturday November 5, 2016 10:30am - 12:00pm
PSCC-Smoke Tree E

10:30am

680: Sparking Deeper Understanding with Simulations in Statistics
Simulations allow students to understand the logic of statistical inference without high-level formulas. In this session we'll explore strategies to engage students with physical simulations that lead to simulations with (free!) technology.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580687

Speakers
avatar for Jason Molesky

Jason Molesky

Apple Education Development Executive, Lakeville Area Public Schools
My goal? Simple...To facilitate change in the educational system through dynamic leadership, engaging professional development, innovative resource development, and a commitment to the continuous improvement process. | | My description? Simple...turbonerd & datageek.
avatar for Douglas Tyson

Douglas Tyson

Teacher, Central York School District (York, PA)
I'm a former Mathematics teacher who is now a Statistics teacher. Teaching Statistics is my passion, but I also like growing tomatoes, making snow, and scuba diving. Jelly Belly jelly beans are my Kryptonite.



Saturday November 5, 2016 10:30am - 12:00pm
Hilton-Palm Canyon

10:30am

681: Discrete Math Modeling: Learn Understand and Use!
Modeling can be scary. Rich problems are rare. Here are some ideas for very real problems and projects from discrete math. Most topics can be easily self-taught, some of the problems are scary-good, and they even meet CCSSM-C! A great field leveler.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580688

Speakers
avatar for Chuck Biehl

Chuck Biehl

Independent
I'm all about mathematical modeling, and all about bringing discrete mathematics into the mainstream curriculum. Come and hear all about both. Please feel free to bring a browser-equipped device to surf for support during the talk. This is not a lecture. | If you have any questions: lchuckbiehl@gmail.com



Saturday November 5, 2016 10:30am - 12:00pm
Hilton-Plaza A

10:30am

685: Cafe Patternea: a Project-Based Introduction to Algebra
Experience a differentiated project we use to motivate algebraic thinking. Students choose and describe visual patterns with multiple representations. Dissonance created by different-looking equivalent expressions motivates skills. You will do math!

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580692

Speakers
CG

Carolyn Gray

The Nueva School
avatar for Avery Pickford

Avery Pickford

5th/6th Grade Math Teacher, The Nueva School
The way I teach math != the way I was taught math. This is my 18th year teaching, but I haven't come close to "figuring it all out." I try to get my students to do as much of the thinking as possible, and I am particularly interested in the teaching and learning of mathematical habits of mind.



Saturday November 5, 2016 10:30am - 12:00pm
PSCC-Mesquite F

10:30am

687: AP CS Principles: Improving STEM Diversity and Understanding
CS Principles is designed to expand computer science to more campuses, to be inclusive, and to promote creativity, computational and algorithmic thinking. Come and experience lessons from CS Principles curriculum and learn what it takes to teach it.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580694

Speakers
avatar for Myra Deister

Myra Deister

Teacher, Fullerton Joint Union High School District
Myra has taught junior high, high school and community college mathematics and computer science in both the Garden Grove, Fullerton Joint Union High School Districts and North Orange County Community College District. Her course load includes AP Computer Science A, Computer Science AB, AP Computer Science Principles, Introduction to Fundamentals of Programming, Visual Basic and PreCalculus. | | Myra is actively involved with Computer... Read More →



Saturday November 5, 2016 10:30am - 12:00pm
PSCC-Mesquite G

10:30am

651: Deeper Understanding Sparked by Univ/District Collaboration
A 1990 collaboration between a high school math teacher and a university professor has led to more than ten years of 7 annual BTSA math workshops promoting deeper understanding and expanded to do the same for district special education teachers.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580679

Speakers
avatar for Kyle Atkin

Kyle Atkin

Kern High School District
ML

Mike Lutz

California State University, Bakersfield



Saturday November 5, 2016 10:30am - 12:00pm
Hilton-Horizon II

10:30am

652: The Clothesline: Geometry on the Number Line
See how this Master Number Sense Maker can enhance students’ proportional and spatial reasoning in Geometry. This simple, manipulable tool will blow your mind; I promise. clotheslinemath.com

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580678

Speakers
avatar for Chris Shore

Chris Shore

Math Coach, Temecula Valley USD
Chris Shore is editor and founder of The Math Projects Journal. As a nationally-known speaker and a 27-year veteran of public education, Chris has a unique, practical perspective on the new 21st Century Standards.


Saturday November 5, 2016 10:30am - 12:00pm
PSCC-Mesquite E

10:30am

653: Math Is Fun—As We Rise with Common Core Math Pedagogy
Participants will experience a variety of dynamic inquiry oriented investigations—promoting students thinking—along with FUN FILLED opportunities in making mathematics teaching coherent and fun filled. Come, get involved and win prizes!

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580681

Speakers
MH

Michael Hatter

Adjunct Professor, Mount Sac Antonio College
avatar for Viken "Vik" Hovsepian

Viken "Vik" Hovsepian

Professor of Mathematics/Author, Rio Hondo School District
Professor Hovsepian is a Senior National Mathematics Consultant to McGraw-Hill and an author of several of its mathematics programs including Glencoe’s Common Core 2014 Pre-Calculus program. | | He holds an elementary teaching credential in Mathematics as well as secondary credentials in mathematics, chemistry, and physics. All work completed through the University of California at UCLA. He has been teaching for over 25 years... Read More →


Saturday November 5, 2016 10:30am - 12:00pm
PSCC-Smoke Tree C

10:30am

654: Fabulous Google 'Form'-ative Assessments
No more hours of grading! Instead, spark a deeper understanding of student performance by using Google Forms and Flubaroo to grade class results immediately, send email to students, and intervene the next day in class. You’re going to love this!

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580680

Speakers
avatar for Kristan Morales

Kristan Morales

Secondary Math Teacher, Tech TOSA, Temecula Valley Unified School District
I have been teaching HS Math for over 20 years and have my Masters Degree in Educational Technology. I am Google Certified, Leading Edge Certified and am part of Instructional Leadership Corps with Stanford University and CTA where I provide Common Core Professional Development in the areas of Math and Technology. I also serve on the CUE conference planning committee. I love anything techie that engages students and inspires learning.
avatar for Rebecca Williams

Rebecca Williams

Temecula Valley Unified


Saturday November 5, 2016 10:30am - 12:00pm
PSCC-Smoke Tree F

10:30am

656: Teach Problem Solving Strategies So ALL Succeed in Algebra
Examples of how teaching problem-solving strategies such as guess & check, look for subproblems, make a table, and use a manipulative to explore and learn algebra can enable all students in heterogeneous classrooms to engage and succeed.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580526

Speakers
JK

Judy Kysh

Professor, San Francisco State University


Saturday November 5, 2016 10:30am - 12:00pm
Renaissance-Pueblo A

10:30am

611: Create & Engage: Math Lessons with Multimedia
Bring your electronic device and learn to create your own Blendspace lessons with videos, text, links, images, and quizzes. Share newly created lessons with students and colleagues. This web-based platform is free and easy to use with any curriculum.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580657

Speakers
LB

Lori Bluemel

Math Learning Center


Saturday November 5, 2016 10:30am - 12:00pm
PSCC-Smoke Tree D

10:30am

612: Using Metacognition to Develop Growth Mindset
Explicitly teaching students to know when learning is occurring gives greater access to a growth mindset and deeper understanding of math. Link metacognition with growth mindset and take strategies/resources that can be embedded into your curriculum

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580658

Speakers
avatar for Nick Cannis

Nick Cannis

Professional Development Specialist, Moreno Valley Unified School District
I was a math teacher at Moreno Valley High School for 9 years and now find myself helping teachers to better their craft. I have an interest in mindset and metacognition as a great influence in preparing all learners, no matter the age, for any situation he/she may experience. I believe our job as educators is to prepare students for their present and future as well as teach the expected content.



Saturday November 5, 2016 10:30am - 12:00pm
Renaissance-Cactus

10:30am

613: Co-Plan Go Teach: Maximize Teachers' Collaborative Nature
Explore notice & wonder and five practices that promote mathematical discourse. Participants will experience and create a platform for engaging discussions, creativity, teamwork, and enthusiasm for teaching math in new and exciting ways.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580659

Speakers
avatar for Gina Barnes

Gina Barnes

Academic Coach - Rocky Hill Elementary School, Exeter Unified School District
avatar for Kim Webb

Kim Webb

Mathematics Consultant, Tulare County Office of Education



Saturday November 5, 2016 10:30am - 12:00pm
Renaissance-Santa Rosa

10:30am

614: Math Ed Advocacy Strategies for Parents & Key Stakeholders
Learn strategies for identifying key messages, mathematics mythbusting and using social media, online resources & live presentations to effectively communicate deeper understanding of mathematics to parents and other key education stakeholders.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580660

Speakers
avatar for Marianne Smith

Marianne Smith

Independent contractor, Writer & consultant
Writer & communications consultant. Member of CMC, TODOS, and BSMARTE advocacy group in Sacramento. Began working in K-12 mathematics education in 1990's, (Veteran of the "Math wars"), managing issues & consulting with school districts implementing new mathematics curricula based on the NCTM standards. Outreach experience includes school districts, county offices, university mathematics projects for K-12 students, legislative relations, proposal... Read More →



Saturday November 5, 2016 10:30am - 12:00pm
Renaissance-Ventura

10:30am

630: Going Beyond Buzz Words: Rigor in the Mathematics Classroom
Does rigorous just mean more difficult? NO! In this presentation, we spark deeper understanding of rigor as a balance of conceptual understanding, procedural skill, and application as participants classify examples from curriculum and assessment.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580667

Speakers
avatar for Sarah Galasso

Sarah Galasso

Manager of School Partnerships, Carnegie Learning
avatar for Marni Greenstein

Marni Greenstein

Student Achievement Partners



Saturday November 5, 2016 10:30am - 12:00pm
Hard Rock-Roxy

10:30am

631: Using Number Talks to Empower Student Learners
Number Talks are a powerful tool in helping students develop number sense and fluency. Number Talks encourage students' thinking and increase proficiency in the SMPs, helping students transform from rule followers to young mathematicians.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580668

Speakers
avatar for Angela  Dube-Robinson

Angela Dube-Robinson

Professional Development Specialist, Moreno Valley Unified School District
I have a passion for changing the culture of math instruction in our elementary school classrooms. I coach teachers to make shifts in their instructional practices so that the next generation of students will be able to make sense of mathematics and move beyond rote memorization of algorithms.
avatar for Marcia Puckett

Marcia Puckett

Professional Development Specialist, Moreno Valley Unified School District
I believe everyone can be successful at math. The best gift that we can give to our students is not to teach them math, but to empower them as learners of mathematics! This is my passion!



Saturday November 5, 2016 10:30am - 12:00pm
PSCC-Mesquite A

10:30am

632: From Access to Ownership: Supporting Our ELs in Math
Providing support for your ELs to engage in the Math Practices is crucial! We will use the CA ELD Standards and strategies for collaborative conversations/student discourse to uncover and build on the math in what students say and do.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580669

Speakers
avatar for Lisa Melton Pizzuto

Lisa Melton Pizzuto

Elementary Math Coordinator - Local District Northeast, Los Angeles Unified School District
Lisa Melton Pizzuto is the Elementary Math Coordinator in Local District Northeast, part of the Los Angeles Unified School District. She is passionate about supporting teachers in facilitating rich Mathematics instruction. She also works with site administrators in developing their school's Math instructional goals to meet the needs of all students.
avatar for Michelle  Staine

Michelle Staine

English Learner Expert, Los Angeles Unified School District
Michelle Staine, born and raised in Los Angeles by immigrant parents, is a staunch advocate for diverse learners. She is proud to be a product of LAUSD schools and currently serves her community as an Elementary English Learner Expert with the Multilingual and Multicultural Education Department at LAUSD.


Saturday November 5, 2016 10:30am - 12:00pm
PSCC-Mesquite C

10:30am

634: The CGI (Cognitive Guided Instruction) Classroom
CGI sparks a deeper understanding of math. We’ll show you what it looks like while covering all the standards. When you apply CGI, your classroom will have daily academic collaborative discourse! See how it all works using a variety of methods.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580670

Speakers
ST

Susan Tate

Teacher, Downey Unified
avatar for Julie Yearsley

Julie Yearsley

Math Specialist, Downey


Saturday November 5, 2016 10:30am - 12:00pm
Renaissance-Chino B

10:30am

635: Sparking Algebraic Thinking and Problem Solving Without X’s
Strategies to develop algebraic thinking and to spark deeper understanding with problem solving will be shared. Attendees will be actively engaged with real-life problem solving that promotes algebraic thinking and solving for unknowns.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580671

Speakers
avatar for Donna Knoell

Donna Knoell

Educational Consultant


Saturday November 5, 2016 10:30am - 12:00pm
Renaissance-San Jacinto

10:30am

620: CGI with Young Children: Stories to Problems
Learn how children’s natural curiosity and imagination inspire mathematical story problems that allow them to deeply engage in rich, meaningful problem-solving tasks. Walk away feeling confident you have strategies to implement in your classroom.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580661

Speakers

Saturday November 5, 2016 10:30am - 12:00pm
Hard Rock-Palladium North

10:30am

621: Extending Counting to Problem Solving in Early Childhood
This CGI session focuses on leveraging young children’s interest and experience with counting to extend into problem solving, supporting the concurrent development of counting principles and problem-solving strategies.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580663

Speakers
avatar for Nick Johnson

Nick Johnson

Research & Professional Development, University of California, Los Angeles & Orange County Department of Education
avatar for Angela Chan Turrou

Angela Chan Turrou

Researcher/Teacher Educator, UCLA


Saturday November 5, 2016 10:30am - 12:00pm
Hard Rock-Roxy One

10:30am

622: Developing Competency for Essential Pre-K and K Math Skills
Some early math skills deserve more than coverage. They are fundamental to a child's ability to become a successful math learner for life. These crucial skills must be developed to competency to allow students to become math learners for life.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580664

Speakers
avatar for Bob Sornson

Bob Sornson

President, Early Learning Foundation
Bob Sornson, Ph.D. is the founder of the Early Learning Foundation. He is dedicated to helping schools and parents give every child an opportunity to achieve early learning success, which lays the foundation for success in life. Bob is the author of Over-Tested and Under-Prepared: Using Competency Based Learning to Transform Our Schools, Essential Math Skills (Pre-K to Grade 3) , Stand Up and Speak Up For Yourself and Others, Stand in My Shoes... Read More →


Saturday November 5, 2016 10:30am - 12:00pm
Hard Rock-Woodstock One

10:30am

623: SUBITIZING! A QUICK RECOGNITION OF QUANTITIES
Gaining a deeper understanding of numbers by subitizing using structuring tools like Finger Patterns, spatial patterns, five frames, ten frames, and Rekenreks! This is a make-and-take session!

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580662

Speakers
avatar for Mary Dickerson

Mary Dickerson

Teacher on Assignment Elementary Math, US Math Recovery Champion/Leader
Math Recovery offers professional development training that is beneficial for anyone working in the area of mathematics, or supervising others who teach mathematics. Teachers who are working with kindergarten through fifth-grade children are encouraged to take Add+VantageMR® Professional Development courses. It is also beneficial for teachers at the middle school level who work with students who have fallen at least two years behind grade... Read More →
avatar for Jackie Piddington

Jackie Piddington

Teacher on Assignment- Elementary Mathematics, FUSD



Saturday November 5, 2016 10:30am - 12:00pm
Hard Rock-Woodstock Three

10:30am

624: Deepen Student Understanding by Connecting Representations
Encouraging students to solve problems in multiple ways is only one piece of the understanding puzzle. Using rich math tasks, we will examine student work, generate commentary, and discuss how math connections can frame math productive discussions.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580665

Speakers
avatar for Meg Hearn

Meg Hearn

LearnZillion
avatar for Julie McGough

Julie McGough

Elementary Math Instructional Specialist, Azusa Unified School District



Saturday November 5, 2016 10:30am - 12:00pm
PSCC-Mesquite H

10:30am

625: To Number Bonds...And Beyond!
The way students construct meaning with addition and subtraction in K–2 will have a significant impact for their learning beyond whole numbers. Learn strategies and representations that will enrich student understanding of these crucial concepts!

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580666

Speakers
avatar for Jennifer Moffett

Jennifer Moffett

Math Consultant
Jennifer Moffett began her career in education as a middle grades mathematics teacher in Yucaipa, CA. With a passion for mathematics and teaching, she is committed to helping teachers use strategies to make student learning achievable. Following her years in the classroom, Jen went on to serve as a district math coach and further on to serve at the County level as a Curriculum Specialist. She has provided professional development to teachers... Read More →
JS

Jill Schwartz

Cucamonga School District


Saturday November 5, 2016 10:30am - 12:00pm
PSCC-Smoke Tree A

10:30am

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.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580654

Speakers
DL

Donna Lione

Math Specialist / Coach, Temecula Valley Unified School District


Saturday November 5, 2016 10:30am - 12:00pm
Renaissance-Sierra

10:30am

609: Make the Way: Student Agency Authority and Identity
How do Maker projects and lesson study spark deeper understanding of the role that students’ mathematical agency, authority, and identity (AAI) play in the classroom? Learn how we’ve been working with K–8 teachers to create powerful math classrooms.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580655

Speakers
JE

Joan Easterday

Coordinator, California Math Project
Lesson Study! CMC sponsored Jo Boaler course
BJ

Brent Jackson

Santa Rosa City Schools
| San Diego Math Routines | http://www.svmimac.org/images/Cristo_Rey_-_Middle_Level_Bank.pdf


Saturday November 5, 2016 10:30am - 12:00pm
Renaissance-Chino A

1:14pm

799: REPEAT OF 453: Weapons of Math Instruction...APPSolutely
Learn how to integrate technology in a math classroom from a warm-up, through a lesson and formative assessment, to finishing with an Exit Ticket, all done electronically. Very cool stuff! Bring your device to experience it all.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580886

Speakers
SM

Steve Morris

Riverside USD


Saturday November 5, 2016 1:14pm - 2:44pm
Renaissance-Ventura

1:15pm

702: The Whole Problem-Solving Process: Traversing Gaps Between Thinking Talking Writing and Typing
High-stakes tests are just one time we expect students to read a problem on the computer and then type an answer. It’s easy to lose sight of the phases involved in the process of producing a finished product. We’ll look at samples that highlight this issue and strategies to support moving from thinking to talking to writing to typing.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580698

Speakers
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 problem solving skills and increasing their willingness to engage in and make sense of mathematics. My first Ignite talk, “Ever Wonder What They'd Notice... Read More →



Saturday November 5, 2016 1:15pm - 2:44pm
Renaissance-Catalina

1:15pm

700: Boost Conceptual Understanding & Procedural Fluency with Rich Number-Sense Tasks
Would your students benefit from rich number-sense tasks connected to ratios, proportions, expressions, solving equations, functions, and more? Come participate in hands-on tasks that provide students with opportunities to use their own reasoning strategies and methods for solving problems that coherently build conceptual understanding and procedural fluency.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580696

Speakers
avatar for Andrew Stadel

Andrew Stadel

Math & Digital Learning Coach, Tustin Unified School District
Andrew Stadel has explored secondary math with students for over ten years in Orange County, California, before supporting teachers in his district as a Math and Digital Learning Coach. He believes estimation is key to building number sense and being a better problem solver. On his widely-acclaimed Estimation 180, Andrew shares estimation challenges each day of the school year with teachers and their students. Andrew also shares his passion and... Read More →



Saturday November 5, 2016 1:15pm - 2:44pm
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.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580697

Speakers
avatar for Jason Zimba

Jason Zimba

Student Achievement Partners


Saturday November 5, 2016 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 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.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580703

Speakers
avatar for Heather Dallas

Heather Dallas

Director/lecturer, The UCLA Curtis Center


Saturday November 5, 2016 1:15pm - 2:44pm
Renaissance-Andreas

1:15pm

704: Leadership and Classroom Pedagogy Leading to Student Proficiency for ALL in Mathematics
Teachers and teacher leaders must focus on both equity and excellence. 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.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580699

Speakers
avatar for Susie Hakansson

Susie Hakansson

Immediate Past President, TODOS: Mathematics for ALL, TODOS: Mathematics for ALL
Dr. Susie W. Hakansson is President of TODOS: Mathematics for All. She taught high school mathematics, served as a faculty advisor for secondary pre-service students, and has 30 years of experience providing professional development to PreK-16 teachers of mathematics. She was Executive Director of the California Mathematics Project (CMP) from 1999-2012 and a CMP Regional Site Director (1985-1999) prior to that, collaborating with others to design... Read More →


Saturday November 5, 2016 1:15pm - 2:44pm
Renaissance-San Jacinto

1:15pm

740: Integrating Algebraic Thinking: the Power of a Routine
Using CGI research, learn how a 15 min. routine helps develop deep understanding in algebraic thinking while engaging ALL students. We’ll share some classroom-tested routines and the power of recording student thinking.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580712

Speakers
avatar for Melissa Canham

Melissa Canham

Math TOSA, Downey Unified School District
Math teacher leader, CGI trainer and enthusiast, UCLA instructor, and above all, a mother to one amazing daughter.
avatar for Glenda Martinez

Glenda Martinez

Elementary Math Teacher Specialist, Downey Unified School District
Math Teacher Leader | CGI Trainer and Enthusiast | Mom who experiments math problems with her two sons.


Saturday November 5, 2016 1:15pm - 2:45pm
Hard Rock-Palladium South

1:15pm

741: Building Measurement Lessons While Moving Full STEAM Ahead
Research reveals measurement to be an oft forgotten domain. We begin with a history of metric measure, and then explore activities and tools to build meaningful lessons. Attendees will leave ready to integrate measurement into their STEAM curriculum.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580713

Speakers
avatar for Laura LaBelle

Laura LaBelle

Big Red Educational Products, LLC
From writing curriculum to speaking at conferences, and working in schools with staff development and data analysis (CAASPP and PARCC), math has become my specialty with the often forgotten domains being my focus. Currently, much of my time is taken up with the domain of measurement, and how it fits into just about everything we do. Come talk to me about your mathematical thoughts!
avatar for Gregg Nelsen

Gregg Nelsen

Big Red Educational Products, LLC
We are experienced consultants having worked with local districts in the Inland Empire. We have also presented at state, regional, and national conferences. In the past year we have presented at the Arizona Association of Teachers of Mathematics (AATM) in September at Arizona State University. We recently presented at the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) in Minneapolis, Minnesota. In January of the coming year we will present at... Read More →


Saturday November 5, 2016 1:15pm - 2:45pm
Hard Rock-Roxy

1:15pm

743: Teaching Students to Make Conjectures
Experience the thinking routine, Claim, Support, Question. Hear classroom examples of how to create a culture where students make conjectures. This routine creates a structure for rich classroom discourse and tool to make thinking visible.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580715

Speakers
avatar for Jeff Linder

Jeff Linder

Math Specialist, Montecito Union School District
Thinking Routines | Problem Solving | UCSB Mathemaics Project | Number Talks



Saturday November 5, 2016 1:15pm - 2:45pm
Renaissance-Pueblo A

1:15pm

744: Sparking Deeper Understanding Through Real-World Problems
Using real-world problems helps ignite your students' higher level thinking. You will be provided with high interest, real-world problems where your students take what they've learned and apply it. Handouts will be provided to try first thing Monday.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580714

Speakers
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Rhonda McEntee

Math Coach, Saratoga USD


Saturday November 5, 2016 1:15pm - 2:45pm
Renaissance-Pueblo B

1:15pm

760: Fluency Founded on Number Sense
Fluency is deeper than “fast facts.” Help your students develop a flexibility with numbers built on conceptual understanding. Make depth, not speed the goal of problem solving through tasks and games that engage students’ mathematical reasoning.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580732

Speakers
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Vicki Vierra

K-12 Math Specialist, Ventura County Office of Education



Saturday November 5, 2016 1:15pm - 2:45pm
Hard Rock-Palladium North

1:15pm

761: Math—When Will We Ever Use It?
High interest math investigations show students the importance of learning & understanding math. Students will need intuition, creative problem solving, and collaboration to find solutions. Will answer the question: “When will we ever use algebra?”

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580733

Speakers
avatar for Ed Zaccaro

Ed Zaccaro

Retired teacher Dubuque Iowa
Ed has taught students of all ages and abilities since graduating from Oberlin College in 1974. He holds an Iowa teaching certificate with K-12 endorsement in Gifted Education and a Masters degree in Gifted Education from the University of Northern Iowa. | Ed is a popular presenter at math and gifted education conferences around the country and has approached gifted education as a parent, teacher, and school board member. His students will... Read More →


Saturday November 5, 2016 1:15pm - 2:45pm
Hilton-Horizon I

1:15pm

762: Evening the Playing Field Through Facts Fluency Development
Students lacking number sense? Learn how Number Talks develop fact fluency and number sense. Spark the confidence and ability to access grade level math at the full depth of the standards.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580734

Speakers
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Ann Kim

Community Roots Academy
avatar for Jane Noh

Jane Noh

Middle School Math Teacher, Community Roots Academy



Saturday November 5, 2016 1:15pm - 2:45pm
Hilton-Horizon II

1:15pm

763: Revolutionize Your Class One Open-Ended Question at a Time
Wouldn't it be great to see ALL of your students asking each other great questions throughout a lesson? In this session, participants will dive into problems, as they find an innovative way to get their students to ask each other great questions.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580736

Speakers
avatar for Steven Krolikowski

Steven Krolikowski

Math Dept. Chair/PLC Lead/Teacher, Downey Unified School District
I have been teaching math for 23 years now. In the past 4 years, I have worked closely with the Smarter Balanced Consortium and the California Dept. of Education writing and reviewing problem-based resources. Currently, I am writing the 6th Grade Math Test-Prep book for Barron's Book Company. I run a problem-based classroom where students collaborate a major portion of the day. These conversations led me to create open-ended questioning cards... Read More →



Saturday November 5, 2016 1:15pm - 2:45pm
Hilton-Plaza A

1:15pm

764: THE PATCH “CORE” QUILT
Quilts are full of math. Learn to create quilts & extend them into multi-cognitive & multi-dimensional math problems that are hands on & use physical modeling, for geometry, proportional thinking, spatial reasoning, algebra, & conservation of numbers.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580735

Speakers
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James Nadler

Teacher, LENNOX SCHOOL DISTRICT


Saturday November 5, 2016 1:15pm - 2:45pm
Hilton-Tapestry

1:15pm

765: Begin Your Class with a Bang!
In order to spark deeper understanding in students, this session will provide teachers with a variety of problem solving, mathematical reasoning, and number-sense ideas that can be done in a few minutes at the beginning of class.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580737

Speakers
avatar for Ralph Connelly

Ralph Connelly

Professor Emeritus, Fac. of Ed.
Professional interests: Problem Solving ; Number Sense ; Probability | Personal Interests: Love to dance ; tennis


Saturday November 5, 2016 1:15pm - 2:45pm
PSCC-Mesquite D

1:15pm

767: Sparking Understanding Using Authentic Problem Solving
Incorporate rich, authentic problems into your math classroom in order to increase student engagement, motivation, autonomy, and depth of understanding. We will investigate resources for finding, creating, and assessing these rich problems.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580738

Speakers
avatar for Alexis Diaz

Alexis Diaz

Teacher - 3rd, Azusa Unified School District
avatar for Nancy Butler Wolf

Nancy Butler Wolf

Lecturer, Supervisor of Teacher Education, University of California, 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 with Mathematics: Authentic Problem Solving in Middle School" was published by Heinemann in 2015.


Saturday November 5, 2016 1:15pm - 2:45pm
PSCC-Smoke Tree A

1:15pm

768: Designing OER Digitally Enhanced Lessons
Illustrative Mathematics, in partnership with the K–12 OER Collaborative, is writing a complete curriculum for grades 6–8 mathematics. Participants will learn about the design of digitally enhanced lessons embedded within the curriculum.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580739

Speakers
avatar for Katherine Nowak

Katherine Nowak

Illustrative Mathematics


Saturday November 5, 2016 1:15pm - 2:45pm
PSCC-Smoke Tree E

1:15pm

780: Shifting Cognitive Load Through Geometric Transformations
How can geometric transformations spark discussion and a deeper understanding? Teachers experience problems that allow students to discover and see the need for the most important elements of transformations, leading to congruence and similarity.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580741

Speakers
avatar for Yekaterina Milvidskaia

Yekaterina Milvidskaia

Mathematics Teacher, Vista Unified School District
Come visit Tiana Tebelman and I at our Saturday sessions on "What to do when Group Work Isn't Working" and "Shifting the Cognitive Load through Geometric Transformations." | | I have been teaching 8th grade math at Vista Magnet Middle School for 6 years and I enjoy challenging my students through collaborative learning and sparking their mathematical curiosity! | | As a Math For America San Diego Alumni I was trained in DNR... Read More →
avatar for Tiana Tebelman

Tiana Tebelman

Vista Unified School District
Come visit Katerina Milvidskaia and I at our Saturday sessions on "What to do when Group Work Isn't Working" and "Shifting the Cognitive Load through Geometric Transformations." | | I have been teaching 8th grade math at Vista Magnet Middle School for 7 years and I enjoy challenging my students through collaborative learning and sparking their mathematical curiosity! | As a Math For America San Diego Alumni I was trained in DNR... Read More →


Saturday November 5, 2016 1:15pm - 2:45pm
Hilton-Plaza B

1:15pm

781: Well-Designed Collaborative Groups+Modeling=Math Practices
Come select a modeling problem from a list of three; work with a group based on anticipated problem solving approach; monitor progress. Discuss how this approach builds an environment where sense making, strong discussion, and perseverance thrives.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580740

Speakers
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Allan Bellman

University of Mississippi


Saturday November 5, 2016 1:15pm - 2:45pm
Hilton-Plaza C

1:15pm

782: Trigonometry and the Ferris Wheel
This study of the motion of a ferris wheel provide a deeper understanding into amplitude, period, and phase shift, as well as compound motion. Classroom handouts will be provided.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580742

Speakers
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Alan Ladner

Glendale Unified School Dist


Saturday November 5, 2016 1:15pm - 2:45pm
PSCC-Mesquite B

1:15pm

784: Interactive Review Games That Ignite the Spark
Reviewing for a summative assessment does not have to be the mundane "chapter review." The day before "test day" can be an opportunity for students to showcase their ability through my review games. Materials for implementation will be available.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580744

Speakers
avatar for Randall Hoffman

Randall Hoffman

Math Teacher, Saddleback Valley USD
I have been teaching Math for 40+ years. I enjoy all sports and participate in Volleyball, Tennis, and just recently Pickleball. My hobbies include watercolors (see pic background), backgammon, poker and chess.


Saturday November 5, 2016 1:15pm - 2:45pm
Renaissance-Cactus

1:15pm

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.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580745

Speakers
avatar for Elyse McVerry

Elyse McVerry

High School Instructional Coach, Saddleback Valley USD
MN

Michael Nakamaye

Professor of Mathematics, University of New Mexico


Saturday November 5, 2016 1:15pm - 2:45pm
Renaissance-Sierra

1:15pm

750: Significance Tests Are More Than Just a P-value
Hypotheses, conditions, and formulas provide insight that can help students to a much deeper understanding of the conclusions. We will discuss strategies and activities that teachers can utilize to help students toward mastery inference.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580716

Speakers
avatar for Douglas Tyson

Douglas Tyson

Teacher, Central York School District (York, PA)
I'm a former Mathematics teacher who is now a Statistics teacher. Teaching Statistics is my passion, but I also like growing tomatoes, making snow, and scuba diving. Jelly Belly jelly beans are my Kryptonite.
avatar for Luke Wilcox

Luke Wilcox

Statistics Teacher, Kentwood Public Schools
I teach Intro Statistics and AP Statistics at the most diverse high school in the state of Michigan. I am excited about the increasing emphasis on statistics in the current math education discussion. My hobbies include tacos, Phish, running, race cars, snowboarding. and traveling with my wife and 2 kids.


Saturday November 5, 2016 1:15pm - 2:45pm
Hilton-Palm Canyon

1:15pm

751: The Mathematics of Voting
Can the cure to two-party gridlock be found in a different way of voting, and does a "perfect" voting system exist? In this session, we'll describe some shortcomings of our current voting system, and we'll analyze some alternatives.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580718

Speakers
avatar for Matt Lane

Matt Lane

Co-Founder / Lead Instructor, Rithm School


Saturday November 5, 2016 1:15pm - 2:45pm
Hilton-Plaza D

1:15pm

752: Student Discourse—Let the Students Do the Thinking
Rich math activity supporting participant discussion. Other activities supporting collaboration and brainstorming will be done so that participants can share strategies they already know. All activities have formats applicable to lessons.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580717

Speakers
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Matthew Taylor

New Visions for Public Schools


Saturday November 5, 2016 1:15pm - 2:45pm
PSCC-Mesquite F

1:15pm

753: Surviving the Apocalypse...with Math
Do students have the math skills to survive an apocalypse? Do YOU? Come find out in this interactive session where you'll learn how to create an experience for students that will force them to use math and problem solving to survive an apocalypse.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580720

Speakers
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John Mahlstedt

Santa Rosa City Schools


Saturday November 5, 2016 1:15pm - 2:45pm
PSCC-Mesquite G

1:15pm

754: Ignite Math Literacy with Interactive Notebooks!
Looking for a new way to engage your students, support the Math Practices every day, strengthen math literacy, increase organization, and decrease loose worksheets in your classroom? Join us as we dive into the world of Interactive Notebooking!

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580719

Speakers
avatar for Ken Davis

Ken Davis

Teacher, Apple Valley USD
LH

Lisa Hoegerman

Instructional Coach/Teacher, Apple Valley USD


Saturday November 5, 2016 1:15pm - 2:45pm
PSCC-Mesquite H

1:15pm

755: Yes You Can Math Teachers! Collect Your Own Data!
Integrating math and science shouldn't just be a good idea, it should be the law! This is a key component of STEM! Come learn how easy, important, and fun it is to collect and analyze data as a part of good, solid, and responsible STEM education.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580721

Speakers
avatar for Jeff Lukens

Jeff Lukens

Science PD Trainer, Retired: Sioux Falls, SD Public Schools
Curriculum integration, especially science and math, is my educational passion. The use of handheld technology is paramount to having students see the connections between science and math in the high school classroom.


Saturday November 5, 2016 1:15pm - 2:45pm
PSCC-Smoke Tree B

1:15pm

756: Using Formative Data to Facilitate Teacher-Led Workshops
Attendees work through a 5-step process using formative results to understand student thinking within a topic, discuss implications for non-mastery, and determine strategies and activities to address diagnosed errors and misconceptions.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580722

Speakers
avatar for Kimberly Samaniego

Kimberly Samaniego

Director, Mathematics Diagnostic Testing Project (MDTP)


Saturday November 5, 2016 1:15pm - 2:45pm
PSCC-Smoke Tree C

1:15pm

757: Math Tech-Toolkit
What is a 21st Century Skills Math teacher, where our students use tools appropriately, communicate readily, and collaborate regularly? Learn to model these practices with this tech toolbox and increase your ability to engage ALL students.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580729

Speakers
avatar for Rachel Lasek

Rachel Lasek

EdTech Coach/Math Lead, El Molino High School



Saturday November 5, 2016 1:15pm - 2:45pm
PSCC-Smoke Tree D

1:15pm

758: Ignite Algebra with Activities and Assessment
In this interactive session, participants will explore hands-on