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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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G.I. PK–12 [clear filter]
Friday, November 4
 

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. @beske3 @achievethecore
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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 and Instructional Program Analysis, Dinuba Unified School District
Design Thinking Innovator striving to end generational poverty through education at Dinuba Unified School District. Working with a team of k-6 innovators to infuse Design Thinking into their classrooms. Letting the Students find and solve the challenges facing them and their community. Michael... Read More →
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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... Read More →



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
David Foster is the executive director of the Silicon Valley Mathematics Initiative (SVMI) comprised of over 160 member districts in the greater San Francisco Bay Area. Besides the intensive work in California, SVMI consults across the country including New York, Illinois, Massachusetts... Read More →


Friday November 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

Teacher & Design Lead, Vista Unified School District
avatar for Angela Townsend

Angela Townsend

Teacher, Vista Unified School District


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

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 Dr. Mark Ellis

Dr. Mark Ellis

Professor, CSU Fullerton
Mark Ellis taught mathematics in grades 6-12 in northern California public schools for six years, becoming a National Board Certified Teacher in 1999. Mark is an author of Reimagining the Mathematics Classroom: Creating and Sustaining Productive Learning Environments from the National... Read More →
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... Read More →



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, Ed.D.

Anna Kwak, Ed.D.

Secondary Math Coach, Azusa USD
MS

Maria Sims

Azusa USD


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

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
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Melinda Shacklett

Mathematics coordinator, San Diego COE


Friday November 4, 2016 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Hard Rock-Palladium South
 
Saturday, November 5
 

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 USD
Instructional Services Specialist, Elementary Math
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David Woods

DreamBox Learning


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

Director of Math Curriculum, 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

Chaffey JUHSD
John is an instructional math and technology coach in Southern California. He is the author of Table Talk Math and co-author of The Classroom Chef, blogs about his passions at http://fishing4tech.com, and would love to create more opportunities for kids to love mathematics.


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
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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
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Linda M Fulmore

Mathematics Education Consultant


Saturday November 5, 2016 8:30am - 10:00am
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
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Lori Bluemel

The 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 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

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... Read More →



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

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
TS

Theodore Sagun

UCLA Mathematics Project


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