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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

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

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... Read More →


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

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!
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Cassidy Nelson

Redondo Beach Unified School District


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

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

Educator, PYLUSD
Kim Voge has been an educator for 26 years. As an instructional coach for seven years, her strengths lie in focused, streamlined experiences that can be applied to a variety of content areas and educational situations. Kim’s G-Suite trainings incorporate best practices including... Read More →



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

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

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, UC Los Angeles 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... Read More →
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Kelly Peters

UCLA Lab School


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

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... Read More →



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

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
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Rosie Torres

UCLA Lab School


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

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, San Diego State Univ
avatar for Angela Chan Turrou

Angela Chan Turrou

Researcher/Teacher Educator, UC Los Angeles GSE & IS
@Angelaturrou


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

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 of Education at UCLA, UC Los Angeles
Megan Franke is a Professor of Education at UCLA. Megan’s research focuses on understanding and supporting teacher learning for preservice and inservice teachers. She studies how teachers’ use of research-based information about the development of children’s mathematical thinking... Read More →


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

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
avatar for Dinah Brown

Dinah Brown

Coordinator of Curriculum and Instruction
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Joan Case

Professional Development Provider- CGI


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

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
avatar for Dinah Brown

Dinah Brown

Coordinator of Curriculum and Instruction
avatar for Shelley Petersen

Shelley Petersen

Assistant Superintendent, Del Mar Union School District
Shelley Petersen is the assistant superintendent of instructional services at Del Mar Union School District.



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

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
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Susan Tate

Teacher, Downey Unified School District
avatar for Julie Yearsley

Julie Yearsley

Math Specialist, Downey


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

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
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Hasmik Cochran

UCLA Lab School


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, San Diego State Univ
avatar for Angela Chan Turrou

Angela Chan Turrou

Researcher/Teacher Educator, UC Los Angeles GSE & IS
@Angelaturrou


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

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 USD
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

710: Coherence of Ratios & Proportions Through Student Thinking
Come explore student strategies to solve division and fraction problems lending themselves to topics of ratios & proportions. These sense making strategies provide a lens to deeper understanding of coherence of proportional reasoning.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580700

Speakers
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Brandon McMillan

UCLA Mathematics Project
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Theodore Sagun

UCLA Mathematics Project


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

1:15pm

730: Spark Deeper Understanding of Student Thinking in Base Ten
See how using multiplication and measurement division problems can extend student understanding of base ten. Participants will engage with student work and videos.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580706

Speakers
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Kathleen Bird

Instructional Coach, Hesperia USD
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Linda Picht

Hesperia Unified School District


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

3:15pm

832: Warm-ups to Ignite Mathematical Discourse
When students begin with a warm-up, they are primed for problem solving. In this interactive session, participants will walk away with warm-up activities that empower productive talk, hook children into a lesson, and set students up for success.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580758

Speakers
avatar for Monica Acosta

Monica Acosta

Demonstration Teacher, UC Los Angeles


Saturday November 5, 2016 3:15pm - 4:45pm
PSCC-Smoke Tree D