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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

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

Author & Educator, Portland Public Schools/Stenhouse Publishers
Tracy has worked in many schools over the course of her career, first as a fourth-grade teacher, then as a supervisor of pre-service teachers and their in-service mentors, and currently as a math coach. Becoming the Math Teacher You Wish You'd Had grew out of Tracy’s work in classrooms... Read More →


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, 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

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

Speakers
EC

Elmano Costa

CSU Stanislaus



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, Lake Elsinore USD
avatar for Kristian Quiocho

Kristian Quiocho

Elementary Teacher, 146723-EWE


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

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
GH

Gohar Hamo

Los Angeles Unified School District
avatar for Matthieu Hamo

Matthieu Hamo

Elementary Math Specialist, Glenoaks ES
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

Secondary Math Coach, UC Los Angeles Math Project
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, CSU San Bernardino



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, San Francisco USD
Math content specialist in the SFUSD Math Department who believes in the promise of digital resources as tools to ensure that all students and teachers will make sense of rigorous mathematics in ways that are creative, interactive, and relevant.


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... 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... Read More →


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

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 USD
Christina Lincoln-Moore is an innovative Constructivist educational leader who is tenacious and profoundly dedicated to mindful project-based learning to engender formidable mathematics identities. She taught for LAUSD from 1996 until 2014. She is currently an Assistant Principal... 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... 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... 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
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Michelle Kubiak

Teacher 2nd grade, Bishop ES
avatar for Susan Kunze

Susan Kunze

Author, teacher resource materials
Susan Kunze is an enthusiastic and experienced teacher-educator and resource writer, with nearly four decades of primary teaching experience. Her expertise in curriculum development has been shared as a national and regional conference presenter, a member of the California Common... Read More →


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

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, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo
Best Practices in Mathematics Common Core Professional Development Parent Education Guided Math Discourse
avatar for Kimberly Kelly

Kimberly Kelly

Teacher, San Luis Coastal USD


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
 
Saturday, November 5
 

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

Teacher, Elementary, Riverside Unified School District
avatar for Colleen Westfall

Colleen Westfall

Staff Development Spec, Riverside Unified School District
I've been with RUSD for 20 years, first as a substitute teacher, and then as a classroom teacher in 1st, 5th, and 6th grades. I am currently a Staff Development Specialist for Site Team Support, 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
avatar for Marla Olson

Marla Olson

Math Instructional Coach, Orosi High School
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

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

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 USD
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... Read More →
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 USD
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... Read More →
avatar for Michelle  Staine

Michelle Staine

English Learner Expert, Los Angeles USD
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... Read More →


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 School District
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 Dr. Donna Knoell

Dr. Donna Knoell

Educational Consultant
Dr. Donna L. Knoell is an esteemed, highly sought after speaker and educational and technology consultant who works with schools, districts, and teachers, to help them improve their instructional programs, with special emphasis on advancing achievement and engagement for Gifted and... Read More →


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

1:15pm

708: Unpacking the Language of Mathematics
In this interactive session, the presenters will take you through the linguistic challenges of word problem-solving and argumentation for English learners. They will introduce the 3 Reads strategy that you can use to ensure students have access to the language and content of mathematics.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580743


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

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
KB

Kathleen Bird

Instructional Coach, Hesperia USD
LP

Linda Picht

Hesperia Unified School District


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

1:15pm

731: It's All About that Task No Trouble
Spark student interest by exploring and developing tasks that engage learners of all levels. Learn how to implement efficient use of manipulatives to provide depth and rigor within instruction, build student confidence, and foster the SMPs.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580707

Speakers
avatar for Nicholas Lopez

Nicholas Lopez

K-8 District Math Coach, Dinuba USD
I am a K-8 District Math Coach in the Central San Joaquin Valley. I have 8 years classroom experience in the 4th-8th grade setting. I have focused professional efforts within the Concrete-Representational-Abstract lesson progression and task development to promote student growth via... Read More →


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

1:15pm

732: Model with Mathematics: Why What and How
This presentation addresses Mathematical Practice standard 4: Model with mathematics and its meaning, content, and methods. Participants will be engaged in active learning through specific examples of modeling with mathematical content standards.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580708

Speakers
SA

Shuhua An

CSU, Long Beach


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

1:15pm

733: Parents Discover The Treasures of Sense-Making Strategies!
TK–5 Family Math nights promote parental understanding of CCCS. Come prepared to get planning ideas, learn a sequence of games to develop fluency. Extensive handout provided; see a sample flyer with QR code videos of games for parents and teachers.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580710

Speakers
avatar for Nancy McGuire-Paulson

Nancy McGuire-Paulson

teacher, San Marcos USD



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

1:15pm

734: Go Digital with Go Math!
Explore digital components of Go Math (ThinkCentral). Learn to integrate into whole class, small group, and individualized instruction. Support parent understanding of instructional shifts in California State Standards. Bring your own device.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580711

Speakers
avatar for Brian Hightower

Brian Hightower

TOSA - Technology, ACCESS
avatar for Noelle Kreider

Noelle Kreider

Teacher, Rialto USD


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

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

3:15pm

833: Supporting ELs’ Problem Solving and Understanding
Attending to a multi-modal environment to support language acquisition gives ELs tools and experiences that affect mathematical understanding and increase number and operational sense. Problem-solving tools and strategies are immediately applicable.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580759

Speakers
avatar for Nora Ramirez

Nora Ramirez

Executive Director, TODOS: Mathematics for ALL


Saturday November 5, 2016 3:15pm - 4:45pm
Renaissance-Pueblo A