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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

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 (retired)


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

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


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

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
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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

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 DE
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... Read More →
avatar for Ellen Whitesides Kalisz

Ellen Whitesides Kalisz

Independent Consultant, World Bank, Harvard University


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

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

CEO and President, New Perspectives on Learning
Current CEO and President of New Perspectives on Learning and past Founding Director of Mathematics in the City, and the lead author of the Contexts for Learning Mathematics series as well as the Young Mathematicians at Work series.


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

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
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Jannelle Olivier

Common Core Support Teachers, San Diego Unified School District


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

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

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
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Jannelle Olivier

Common Core Support Teachers, San Diego Unified School District


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

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
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Nick Cannis

Professional Development Specialist, Moreno Valley USD
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... Read More →



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

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
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Kimberly Samaniego

Director, UC San Diego


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

3:15pm

853: Structures for Differentiating
Supporting students with diverse backgrounds is challenging. Come explore structures I use to reach all of my students including rich tasks; low-floor high-ceiling projects; practice, pushing, and pondering homework; and standards-based assessments.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580768

Speakers
avatar for Avery Pickford

Avery Pickford

Math Teacher, Lick-Wilmerding HS
The way I teach math != the way I was taught math. This is my Nth 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... Read More →


Saturday November 5, 2016 3:15pm - 4:45pm
PSCC-Mesquite H

3:15pm

826: Fostering Independence in a Problem-Based Classroom
This session will present coaches and primary teachers with number-sense tools, student rubrics, and differentiation strategies to create a classroom that fosters independence and facilitates students’ learning to meet the needs of diverse learners.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580754

Speakers
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Annel DelTorro

El Sol Science and Arts Academy
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Catalina Martinez

Math Curriculum Specialist, El Sol Science and Arts Academy



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