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Welcome to the 55th Annual CMC-South Conference in fabulous Palm Springs!

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Friday, October 24
 

8:30am

121 - Land of Ten-Activities for Place Value Learning
Limited Capacity seats available

Learn engaging activities and instructional strategies that align with the mathematical practices to guide all students in deepening their understanding of place value concepts. See "a-ha" moments happen in your classroom!
Evaluation Poll Code: 39780 

Speakers
avatar for Susan Kunze

Susan Kunze

Author, teacher resource materials, Bishop USD (retired)
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 October 24, 2014 8:30am - 10:00am
Chino A Renaissance
  1  2  3

8:30am

129 - Fear Not the Fraction: Embracing the changes of the CCSS
Limited Capacity seats available

The Common Core uses multiple models of fractions to help elementary students build competence and become confident problems solvers. This workshop will explore the benefits of each model to help transform your teaching of fractions.
Evaluation Poll Code: 39785 

Speakers
avatar for James Burnett

James Burnett

President, ORIGO Education
I am the cofounder and president of ORIGO Education. I started the company in 1995 because I am passionate about education and I am continually striving to improve the way mathematics is taught. Over the past two decades, I have authored and co-authored more than 300 mathematics books... Read More →


Friday October 24, 2014 8:30am - 10:00am
Madera Renaissance
  3  4  5

8:30am

130 - Model fraction operations with a number line and rectangle
Limited Capacity seats available

Use rectangles and number lines to model common denominators and equivalent fractions and to compare, order, add, subtract, multiply and divide fractions. These faithful models show how two different denominators can work together on the same whole.
Evaluation Poll Code: 39787 

Speakers
JS

Jennifer Synold

Consultant, bby Publications at University of West Alabama


Friday October 24, 2014 8:30am - 10:00am
Palladium North Hard Rock
  3  4  5

8:30am

131 - Fractions & The Common Core: Engaging Children Differently
Limited Capacity seats available

The CCSS-M Content Standards and Standards for Mathematical Practice require students to reason differently about fractions. This session will engage participants in CGI fraction concepts that promote student discourse and teacher reflection.
Evaluation Poll Code: 39784 


Friday October 24, 2014 8:30am - 10:00am
Plaza D Hilton
  3  4  5

8:30am

132 - increase mastery of multiplication and division
Limited Capacity seats available

Learn a wealth of effective strategies and techniques to develop students' multiplication and division understanding and mastery. Mary will share a variety of engaging guided lessons, math centers, and problem solving activities.
Evaluation Poll Code: 39788 

Speakers

Friday October 24, 2014 8:30am - 10:00am
Mesquite D PSCC
  3  4  5

8:30am

133 - A Plan B: Enhance Students’ Understanding of +, -, x, and ÷
Limited Capacity seats available

Common Core requires a deep understanding of number sense in operations but the algorithms taught do nothing to support or improve such understanding. Come learn some new ways to +, --, ×, and ÷ that DO teach, support and intensify such learning.
Evaluation Poll Code: 39794 

Speakers
PB

Pat Ballew

Burbank USD (retired), Burbank USD


Friday October 24, 2014 8:30am - 10:00am
Mesquite H PSCC
  3  4  5

8:30am

134 - Tiered Real World Problems Address Mathematical Practices
Limited Capacity seats available

"When will I ever use this mathematics?" Learn how a 3-tiered approach to real world investigations engages all students in the Standards for Mathematical Practices. Receive sample problems and learn how they are being applied in action research.
Evaluation Poll Code: 39795 

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.


Friday October 24, 2014 8:30am - 10:00am
Ventura Renaissance
  3  4  5  6

8:30am

135 - Exploring Fractions Through Number Talks Routine
Limited Capacity seats available

Participants will walk though the development of fraction understanding from the perspective of the student through the use of Number Talks. We will highlight strategies utilizing the Common Core State Standards and the Mathematical Practices.
Evaluation Poll Code: 39809 

Speakers
avatar for Shelah Feldstein

Shelah Feldstein

Mathematics Staff Development & Curriculum Specialist, Tulare COE
This industry is not solely about mathematics. It's about kids and its about how we might inspire kids to be inquisitive sense-seekers.
avatar for Kim Webb

Kim Webb

Mathematics Consultant, Tulare County Office of Education


Friday October 24, 2014 8:30am - 10:00am
San Jacinto Renaissance
  3  4  5  6  7  8

8:30am

136 - Preparing a good math game – from my desk to yours
Limited Capacity seats available

In this session participants will play several original math games that promote competent and confident problem solvers. We will reflect about the process of creating these games and successful strategies to implement them.
Evaluation Poll Code: 39823 

Speakers
avatar for Greisy Winicki Landman

Greisy Winicki Landman

Professor, Dept of Mathematics and Statistics



Friday October 24, 2014 8:30am - 10:00am
Plaza C Hilton
  3  4  5  6  7  8  9

8:30am

101 - How Old is the Shepherd?
Limited Capacity seats available

Learn how implementing real-world problem-based lessons and higher depth of knowledge questions help students develop deeper understandings and make sense of mathematics while avoiding becoming mindless math robots. Leave with free online resources.
Evaluation Poll Code: 39759

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 October 24, 2014 8:30am - 10:00am
Primrose A PSCC
  3  4  5  6  7  8  9  10  11  12

8:30am

137 - Transforming Mathematical Practices into Action
Limited Capacity seats available

Explore classroom videos that capture students engaged in the Math Practices in action and discuss transforming teacher moves and meaningful tasks that support this engagement. This session is appropriate for teachers, coaches, and administrators.
Evaluation Poll Code: 39821 

Speakers
avatar for Julie Dixon

Julie Dixon

Professor and Author, University of Central Florida
Juli Dixon is professor of mathematics education at the University of Central Florida (UCF). She coordinates the award-winning Lockheed Martin/UCF Academy Master of Education in K–8 Mathematics and Science and the PhD in Mathematics Education. Dr. Dixon is focused on improving teachers... Read More →



Friday October 24, 2014 8:30am - 10:00am
Santa Rosa Renaissance
  3  4  5  6  7  8  9  10  11  12

8:30am

105 - Build Competent Problem Solvers with Rubrics not Percentages
Limited Capacity seats available

Students often care more about points & less about being competent problem solvers because percent-based grading systems distract from key outcomes. Learn how teachers turned standards into Novice-Expert rubrics to transform curriculum & assessment.
Evaluation Poll Code: 39767 

Speakers
avatar for Tim Hudson

Tim Hudson

SVP of Learning, DreamBox Learning
Standards-Based Learning/Grading/Reporting, Pedagogy in EdTech



Friday October 24, 2014 8:30am - 10:00am
Smoke Tree C PSCC

8:30am

112 - Problems Per Primary Pupils
Limited Capacity seats available

Start young children on the road to mathematical thinking with meaningful activities. Engage all students in seeing and doing addition and subtraction in a variety of ways. Involve them with word problems and challenge problems on a daily basis.
Evaluation Poll Code: 39774 

Speakers
avatar for Cook Marcy

Cook Marcy

math consultant, Independent


Friday October 24, 2014 8:30am - 10:00am
Primrose B PSCC
  K  1  2  3

8:30am

113 - Illustrating Common Core Standards through math tasks
Limited Capacity seats available

Join the Illustrative Mathematics Community!  Participate in an Illustrative Mathematics task writing session.  Unpack standards, design a task and collaborate to analyze, critique, and review tasks developed within the group.
Evaluation Poll Code: 39775 

Speakers

Friday October 24, 2014 8:30am - 10:00am
Pasadena Renaissance
  K  1  2  3  4  5

8:30am

111 - 3 Reasons Kids Don’t Know Addition Facts And How to Help
Limited Capacity seats available

An over-reliance on counting, lack of number sense, and the manipulatives we use in the early grades all affect a kid’s ability to be fluent with their addition facts. Come learn what we can do to help kids become fast and flexible with their facts.
Evaluation Poll Code: 19777 

Speakers
avatar for Christina Tondevold

Christina Tondevold

Consultant, Mathematically Minded
Christina Tondevold is a former middle school math teacher. Now her work focuses on helping PreK-2 educators build conceptual understanding in themselves and their students. Her passion is early intervention and ways to build number sense for PreK-2 students.


Friday October 24, 2014 8:30am - 10:00am
Palm Canyon Hilton

10:30am

220 - CCSS and Math Fact Fluency
Limited Capacity seats available

How are math facts mastered? Which methods promote automaticity across a broad range of students? What if we could solve the problem of math fact fluency in just 10 minutes a day? Come find out the answers to these questions.
Evaluation Poll Code: 44223 

Speakers

Friday October 24, 2014 10:30am - 12:00pm
Plaza C Hilton
  1  2  3  4  5  6  7

10:30am

221 - Building Strong writing in mathematics
Limited Capacity seats available

Teachers will learn strategies and ideas for helping students learn to write more clearly their understanding of mathematics through guided writing.
Evaluation Poll Code: 44231 

Speakers
avatar for Craig Willmore

Craig Willmore

Curriculum Specialist, McGraw-Hill Education
I have taught grades 3-6 in elementary school for 17 years, I also taught for 2 years as a Spanish Immersion teacher. I have been a curriculum director for Math and Science K-6, a math trainer for 14 years. I have presented on CCSS Domains and Practices as well as studied at length... Read More →


Friday October 24, 2014 10:30am - 12:00pm
Mesquite D PSCC
  2  3  4  5  6

10:30am

231 - Rich Math Task with 5 Practices Plus
Limited Capacity seats available

How will you fully implement Math Practice 3? Come experience the protocol our CaMSP teachers developed from the work of Smith and Stein and see examples of the resulting student work.
Evaluation Poll Code: 44229 

Speakers
JC

Joan Commons

San Diego Math Network


Friday October 24, 2014 10:30am - 12:00pm
Chino A Renaissance
  3  4  5  6  7

10:30am

232 - The Multiplication Table is STILL the right math tool
Limited Capacity seats available

Many valuable insights are embedded in a multiplication table. We will show how to use the multiplication table to build number sense, provide jumping off points to discover a deeper understanding of mathematics, and solve problems effectively.
Evaluation Poll Code: 44232 


Friday October 24, 2014 10:30am - 12:00pm
Plaza B Hilton
  3  4  5  6  7  8  9  10

10:30am

211 - Children's Invented Algorithms: A CGI Perspective
Limited Capacity seats available

"Use place value understanding and properties of operations to..." What does this mean? What strategies do students use? How can we support students to develop these strategies? This session will provide a CGI perspective to address these questions.
Evaluation Poll Code: 44207 

Speakers
avatar for Nick Johnson

Nick Johnson

Research & Professional Development, UC Los Angeles /Orange CDE


Friday October 24, 2014 10:30am - 12:00pm
Smoke Tree E PSCC
  K  1  2  3  4  5

10:30am

212 - Simple Accommodations for IEP Students in your Classroom
Limited Capacity seats available

Every class has IEP students and those you think have a disability. How can you help them with 30+ students? This session will share simple accommodations to help your most needy students. You will leave with a plan and strategies for Monday.
Evaluation Poll Code: 44208 

Speakers


Friday October 24, 2014 10:30am - 12:00pm
Cactus Renaissance
  K  1  2  3  4  5

10:30am

213 - Literature and Manipulatives—Use BOTH to Teach the Standards
Limited Capacity seats available

Literature enlivens math concepts; manipulatives take the learning to another level. See how books and manipulatives used together can give students a broad understanding of place value, exponents, ratio, proportion and problem solving approaches.
Evaluation Poll Code: 44218

Speakers
SM

Sara Moore

Director of Mathematics & Science, ETA hand2mind


Friday October 24, 2014 10:30am - 12:00pm
Ventura Renaissance
  K  1  2  3  4  5  6

10:30am

214 - Scaffolding Academic Language in Math for Accessing Rigor
Limited Capacity seats available

In this session, we will focus on strategies for developing mathematical vocabulary to increase mathematical understanding. Participants will be provided with hands-on ideas and strategies that can be immediately implemented in their classroom.
Evaluation Poll Code: 44212 

Speakers
DS

Deborah Shepherd

McGraw Hill Companies


Friday October 24, 2014 10:30am - 12:00pm
Palm Canyon Hilton
  K  1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8

10:30am

215 - Supporting English Language Development In Math
Limited Capacity seats available

This workshop will help you meet the needs of your English learners by exploring strategies which simultaneously develop math content and language proficiency through the use of discourse and dialog.
Evaluation Poll Code: 44228 

Speakers
avatar for Shelah Feldstein

Shelah Feldstein

Mathematics Staff Development & Curriculum Specialist, Tulare COE
This industry is not solely about mathematics. It's about kids and its about how we might inspire kids to be inquisitive sense-seekers.
avatar for Kim Webb

Kim Webb

Mathematics Consultant, Tulare County Office of Education


Friday October 24, 2014 10:30am - 12:00pm
San Jacinto Renaissance
  K  1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8

10:30am

216 - Real and Virtual Manipulatives: Effectively Teach the CCSS
Limited Capacity seats available

Do your students need hands-on activities to help develop their math concepts and to help actively engage them in learning the CCSS? Discover benefits and ways to use a variety of using manipulatives in your class to help students understand math.
Evaluation Poll Code: 45902 

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 October 24, 2014 10:30am - 12:00pm
Santa Rosa Renaissance
  K  1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8

10:30am

205 - Building the plane while flying: Our story of implementation
Limited Capacity seats available

What does it mean to prepare a large urban district for the CCSS-M? Hear the story of how SFUSD developed units of study for PreK–12 to shift district culture from getting answers quickly to making sense of and persevering in solving problems.
Evaluation Poll Code: 44199 

Speakers
KB

Kathy Bradley

San Francisco Unified School District


Friday October 24, 2014 10:30am - 12:00pm
Mesquite G PSCC

10:30am

299 - Finding and Addressing Common Core Math Gaps from K to 12
Limited Capacity seats available

Learn how your school and district can fill in the gaps in curriculum when transitioning to the Common Core Mathematics Standards using an online K to 12 diagnostic tool for a blended learning environment.
Evaluation Poll Code: 44320 
 

Speakers

Friday October 24, 2014 10:30am - 12:00pm
Mesquite A

1:30pm

301 - Come On In the Math is Fine! Dive into the CA Math Framework
Limited Capacity seats available

In this workshop session, we will dive deeply into the content of the framework and how to use it in your daily classroom instruction.
Evaluation Poll Code: 44349 


Friday October 24, 2014 1:30pm - 2:59pm
Primrose C PSCC

1:30pm

302 - Mathematical Reasoning: Why we are bad at it
Limited Capacity seats available

Reasoning is getting some major play: SMP2: Reason abstractly and quantitatively. SBAC Claim#3: Communicating reasoning. We will explore some research on reasoning and make a case that mathematical reasoning is hard because it is unnatural!
Evaluation Poll Code: 44356 

Speakers
avatar for Patrick Callahan

Patrick Callahan

Co-Director of the California Mathematics Project, Callahan Consulting
I'm a mathematician who is passionate about making the world a better place by improving mathematics education for all students and teachers. I am the statewide co-director of the California Mathematics Project and have recently founded a consulting company to help teachers, administrators... Read More →


Friday October 24, 2014 1:30pm - 2:59pm
Primrose A PSCC

1:30pm

320 - Fill in the gap math
Limited Capacity seats available

Do your students struggle with fact fluency? Fill in the gaps with our newest regular dice games that build fluency and deeper levels of understanding. Engage and motivate. Game boards, assessment, student samples provided.
Evaluation Poll Code: 44399 

Speakers
JF

Jane Felling

Educator, Box Cars and One-Eyed Jacks


Friday October 24, 2014 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Ventura Renaissance
  2  3  4  5

1:30pm

329 - Problem Solving with Fractions
Limited Capacity seats available

Cognitively Guided Instruction (CGI) supports confident problem solvers with deep understanding.  Presenters will share video, student work, current research and vignettes from their classrooms to highlight successful strategies and resources.
Evaluation Poll Code: 44366 

Speakers
SL

Shernice Lazare

Outreach Coordinator, UCLA Lab School



Friday October 24, 2014 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Pueblo B Renaissance
  3  4  5

1:30pm

330 - Learn to Teach Long Division with Common Core Methods
Limited Capacity seats available

Common Core asks you not to teach the standard procedure for division in 3rd - 4th grades, so what do you do? Learn to use manipulatives to build models, and use many methods to create solutions to long division problems. Materials provided.
Evaluation Poll Code: 44370 

Speakers

Friday October 24, 2014 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Mesquite C PSCC
  3  4  5

1:30pm

331 - Building Strong, Sustainable Student Partnerships through CGI
Limited Capacity seats available

Cognitively Guided Instruction (CGI) supports confident problem solvers with deep understanding.  Presenters will share video, student work, current research and vignettes from their classrooms to highlight successful strategies and resources.
Evaluation Poll Code: 44402 

Speakers

Friday October 24, 2014 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Plaza D Hilton
  3  4  5

1:30pm

332 - Connecting the Math Through Meaningful Tasks
Limited Capacity seats available

As mathematics education evolves, we can no longer teach concepts one at a time, but rather as connected concepts. Come experience: What does origami have to do with fractions? How can randomness increase number sense? Why do we need decimals?
Evaluation Poll Code: 44400 

Speakers
avatar for Jennifer North Morris

Jennifer North Morris

Marana HS
Coaching | Professional Development | K-12



Friday October 24, 2014 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Plaza C Hilton
  3  4  5  6

1:30pm

333 - FRACTIONS DON'T HAVE TO BE FRUSTRATING
Limited Capacity seats available

How can I help my students understand fractions? see how using manipulatives can help your students better understand fractionS. Hear why they can be a powerful tool; ideas will be shared for equivalence, ordering, and fractions operations!
Evaluation Poll Code: 44403 

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 October 24, 2014 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Palladium South Hard Rock
  3  4  5  6

1:30pm

335 - Persevere through the CCSS with ExploreLearning GIZMOS!
Limited Capacity seats available

The 8 Mathematical Practices are what make the CCSS come to life in the Mathematics classroom and make math exciting and interesting. But the question is how do I incorporate these practices into my teaching? Here come GIZMOS to the rescue!!
Evaluation Poll Code: 44406 

Friday October 24, 2014 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Cactus Renaissance
  3  4  5  6  7  8  9

1:30pm

336 - Barbie, Ken and STEM: Tasks and Projects to Prompt Learning
Limited Capacity seats available

Tasks and Projects that advance student understanding, prompt discussions, promote curiosity and perseverance, are memorable and delightful, will be presented along with strategies for developing these.
Evaluation Poll Code: 44417 

Speakers

Friday October 24, 2014 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Woodstock One Hard Rock
  3  4  5  6  7  8  9  10  11  12

1:30pm

307 - Common Core Circles: Selecting Awesome tasks
Limited Capacity seats available

Select awesome, worthwhile tasks to engage students and teach common core math. Investigate criteria for rigorous and grade level appropriate tasks. We will illustrate using number line tasks for K-12. See Part IICC Circles: Selecting an Awsome Task.
Evaluation Poll Code: 44379 

Speakers

Friday October 24, 2014 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Smoke Tree C PSCC
  K  1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9  10  11  12

1:30pm

310 - Building Number Sense and a Love of Math for Life
Limited Capacity seats available

Practically all young children can develop a solid understanding of basic number concepts and values. With the right sequence of enjoyable kinesthetic and manipulative activities, we can help children understand and appreciate mathematics for life.
Evaluation Poll Code: 44361 

Speakers
avatar for Bob Sornson

Bob Sornson

President, Early Learning Foundation
The Early Learning Foundation works with schools, parents, and community organizations to help every child have a chance to build the foundation of early learning success. | In math learning, we offer a simple way to track each child's progress toward COMPETENCY in every essential... Read More →



Friday October 24, 2014 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Mesquite G PSCC

1:30pm

311 - 3 Steps to Move From Procedural to Conceptual Teaching
Limited Capacity seats available

Building students’ conceptual understanding in mathematics is essential to helping them become competent and confident problem solvers. But how do we build it in our students if we were only ever taught the traditional procedures?
Evaluation Poll Code: 44378 

Speakers
avatar for Christina Tondevold

Christina Tondevold

Consultant, Mathematically Minded
Christina Tondevold is a former middle school math teacher. Now her work focuses on helping PreK-2 educators build conceptual understanding in themselves and their students. Her passion is early intervention and ways to build number sense for PreK-2 students.


Friday October 24, 2014 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Palm Canyon Hilton
  K  PreK  1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8

1:30pm

399 - Fact Mastery: Commutative Properties and Learning Centers
Limited Capacity seats available

Fact Mastery through the understanding of Commutative Properties utilizes Conceptual Understanding, Commutative Property exercises, Drill and Practice, and Problems Solving to assist students in developing automatic recall of basic facts
Evaluation Poll Code: 44448 
 

Speakers

Friday October 24, 2014 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Mesquite A

3:30pm

401 - CA Math Framework: A Tool for Teachers of English Learners
Limited Capacity seats available

In this session, we will delve into the California Math Framework and focus on the many ways in which teachers can use the Framework to help English learners thrive.
Evaluation Poll Code: 44475 



Friday October 24, 2014 3:30pm - 4:59pm
Primrose C PSCC

3:30pm

403 -Preparing Problem Solvers to Think Mathematically
Limited Capacity seats available

How students think is as important as what they know; how we teach is as important as what we teach. How can we prepare every student with the mathematical habits of mind that help them think, reason, and become powerful problem solvers?
Evaluation Poll Code: 44363 

Speakers
avatar for Cathy Seeley

Cathy Seeley

Cathy Seeley has been a mathematics teacher, K–12 district coordinator, and K–12 State Director of Mathematics for Texas. From 1999 to 2001 she taught mathematics (in French) as a Peace Corps volunteer in Burkina Faso. Dr. Seeley ser


Friday October 24, 2014 3:30pm - 4:59pm
Pasadena Renaissance

3:30pm

421 - demystifying dice - games for exploring operations, and more
Limited Capacity seats available

Are you intrigued by multi-sided dice and want to maximize their use? Come play games and discover their potential for helping you dig deep into the CCSS. Areas include: graphing, operations, probability, G Gameboards and student samples provided.
Evaluation Poll Code: 44485 

Speakers
JF

Jane Felling

Educator, Box Cars and One-Eyed Jacks


Friday October 24, 2014 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Ventura Renaissance
  1  2  3  4  5

3:30pm

422 - Math Happens When Children Wonder About What Authors Write
Limited Capacity seats available

The author of How Much Is a Million? and other books shows how literature can inspire children to ask questions and solve problems. He shares impressive student work including rigorous, instructive and hilarious efforts to disprove the author's math.
Evaluation Poll Code: 44486 

Speakers

Friday October 24, 2014 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Woodstock Two Hard Rock
  1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8

3:30pm

822 - Claim, Support, Question – Thinking Routine
Limited Capacity seats available

Teach students how to make claims, support them with evidence, and critique the reasoning of others through games and open-ended problems. Participants will experience this thinking routine that can be used to teach or assess key concepts.
Evaluation Poll Code: 45908

Speakers
avatar for Jeff Linder

Jeff Linder

Math Specialist, Montecito USD
Thinking Routines | Problem Solving | UCSB Mathemaics Project | Number Talks


Friday October 24, 2014 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Smoke Tree D PSCC
  2  3  4  5  6  7  8

3:30pm

429 - Let's explore the common core with math on the floor!
Limited Capacity seats available

In this interactive session, many of the CCSS are physically demonstrated on a large 100 square floor grid. The emphasis will be in developing a solid sense of number, with the remaining time given to activities in geometry, and measurement.
Evaluation Poll Code: 44487 

Speakers
WH

Wendy Hill (The Learning Carpet)

President, The Learning Carpet-TLC, Inc.
430


Friday October 24, 2014 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Mesquite G PSCC
  3  4  5

3:30pm

431 - Geometry Tasks that Develop Student Problem Solvers
Limited Capacity seats available

Engage in hands-on geometry activities to develop students as problem solvers and focus on the Mathematical Practices. Explore and discuss the progression documents and the geometry standards, connecting them to rich geometry tasks for the classroom.
Evaluation Poll Code: 44488 

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 October 24, 2014 3:30pm - 5:00pm
San Jacinto Renaissance
  3  4  5

3:30pm

432 - Tape Diagramming in the Common Core
Limited Capacity seats available

What is tape diagramming and how can it be used effectively in instruction? We will look at how tape diagramming has proven to be a useful tool in approaching a variety of mathematical concepts, from fractions and ratios to percents.
Evaluation Poll Code: 44490 


Friday October 24, 2014 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Smoke Tree E PSCC
  3  4  5  6

3:30pm

433 - Teaching Fractions in the Common Core Era
Limited Capacity seats available

Students in the U.S. do not conceptually understand fractions. This session will have participants using hands-on materials to solve multi-step fraction word problems. Working in groups of 2 or 3, they will explore multiple problem solving methods.
Evaluation Poll Code: 44496 

Speakers

Friday October 24, 2014 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Woodstock One Hard Rock
  3  4  5  6  7

3:30pm

435 - Groups that Work – Building Collaborative Problem Solvers
Limited Capacity seats available

Collaboration only works when all students contribute equitably and communicate their thinking. We will demonstrate how Complex Instruction and Participation Assessment can promote student collaboration, accountability, and problem solving skills.
Evaluation Poll Code: 44500 

Speakers
avatar for Ellen Crews

Ellen Crews

Teacher & Design Lead, Vista Unified School District



Friday October 24, 2014 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Roxy Two Hard Rock
  3  4  5  6  7  8

3:30pm

436 - Tools to Develop Competent and Confident Problem Solvers
Limited Capacity seats available

When you present a rich math task, do your students respond, "I don't get it," followed by silence as they wait for someone else to solve the problem. Come experience and discus how to build students' problem solving skills and positive attitude.
Evaluation Poll Code: 44501 

Speakers
MM

Melanie Maxwell

Staff Development Spec, Riverside Unified School District
avatar for Stephen Sher

Stephen Sher

Staff Development Specialist, RUSD
I enjoy all things pedagogical- implementation, theory...



Friday October 24, 2014 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Palm Canyon Hilton
  3  4  5  6  7  8

3:30pm

437 - Effective CCSS Math Prep Through Personalized Learning
Limited Capacity seats available

We will demonstrate and share results on how an online math program ensures successful Common Core preparation through correlated math content and practices, personalized learning pathways optimized to each student’s needs, and integrated reporting.
Evaluation Poll Code: 44504 

Speakers

Friday October 24, 2014 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Pueblo B Renaissance
  3  4  5  6  7  8  9  10  11  12

3:30pm

411 - Making Math Meaningful: Problem Solving with Place Value
Limited Capacity seats available

From subitizing to multi-digit operations, place value provides a critical foundation for student success in math. Join us as we explore concrete and visual models, mental strategies, and context problems that make math meaningful in the early years.
Evaluation Poll Code: 44480 

Speakers
KR

Kimberly Rimbey

Executive Director of Professional Development, KP Mathematics


Friday October 24, 2014 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Chino A Renaissance
  K  1  2  3

3:30pm

412 - Orchestrating Powerful Discussions Beyond Show and Tell
Limited Capacity seats available

Engage in productive discussion that moves beyond show and tell of student strategies. Unpack the different goals for math talk and discuss how to plan and orchestrate discussions that help students participate in and learn from strategy sharing.
Evaluation Poll Code: 44482 


Friday October 24, 2014 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Mesquite C PSCC
  K  1  2  3  4  5

3:30pm

413 - Building Conceptual Understanding of Number & Operations
Limited Capacity seats available

Manipulatives help students build a conceptual foundation for number and operations. Model operations in context using hands-on tools and then transition students to other strategies and more formal algorithms as their understanding develops.
Evaluation Poll Code: 44481 

Speakers
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Sara Moore

Director of Mathematics & Science, ETA hand2mind


Friday October 24, 2014 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Mesquite D PSCC
  K  1  2  3  4  5

3:30pm

414 - Math Literacy: Independent Problem SolvingStrategies
Limited Capacity seats available

CCSS-M asks students to persevere in making sense of complex problems. We can support our students in becoming independent problem solvers by giving them the thinking strategies that good readers and mathematicians use to solve problems.
Evaluation Poll Code: 44479 

Speakers
DM

Danielle Moore

Learning Partner, Teaching One Moore


Friday October 24, 2014 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Plaza D Hilton
  K  1  2  3  4  5

3:30pm

415 - Use CCSS OA Problems to Implement the Mathematical Practices
Limited Capacity seats available

Participants will use coherent research-based visual models that show the different CCSS OA problem situations and the varying unknowns. They solve, discuss, and share how student drawings of these models support the mathematical practices.
Evaluation Poll Code:  47040

Speakers
KF

Karen Fuson

Northwestern University



Friday October 24, 2014 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Catalina Renaissance
  K  1  2  3  4  5

3:30pm

406 - Common Core Circles: Enacting Awesome Tasks
Limited Capacity seats available

OMG! What is teaching/learning within Common Core? Have you ever asked yourself, “How do I get my students to communicate about the math we are studying?” Join us to experience the 5 Practices for Orchestrating Productive Mathematics Discussions.
Evaluation Poll Code: 44476 


Friday October 24, 2014 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Smoke Tree C PSCC
  K  1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9  10  11  12

3:30pm

405 - Empowering African American and Latino Youth for Success
Limited Capacity seats available

This dynamic, empowering and energizing session provides math teachers with specific strategies to connect with and empower students of color to improve their chances of success in math.
Evaluation Poll Code: 44478 

Speakers

Friday October 24, 2014 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Mojave Lrng Ctr Renaissance

3:30pm

499 - A Step Beyond STEAM
Limited Capacity seats available

Adopted K-8 STEAM program. This TPS workshop shows you how to use exactly aligned STEAM projects plus literacy to deliver Common Core Mathematics K-8 and Algebra I/Math 1 content. Come fly our helicopters to learn base ten. Full P.D. explained.
Evaluation Poll Code: 44571 


Speakers
MW

Maz Wright

President, TPS Publishing Inc.
Curriculum development has traditionally followed the mechanical standardization format found in the industry. Schools look for the "machine" that is most likely to produce the final "product" of acceptable quality and train their teachers how to run it. Teachers start on page one... Read More →


Friday October 24, 2014 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Mesquite A
 
Saturday, October 25
 

8:30am

501 - Erase Math Failure Through Mindset & Multi-dimensional Math
Limited Capacity seats available

How do we teach the multidimensional maths needed in our high-tech world and instill a growth mindset in students? These changes potentially erase underachievement and inequality in math classrooms and give teachers more creativity and fulfillment.
Evaluation Poll Code: 44684 

Speakers
avatar for Jo Boaler

Jo Boaler

Professor of Mathematics Education, Stanford University
Dr. Jo Boaler is a Professor of Mathematics Education at Stanford University, and the co-founder of youcubed. She is also an analyst for PISA testing in the OECD, and author of the first MOOC on mathematics teaching and learning. Former roles have included being the Marie Curie Professor... Read More →


Saturday October 25, 2014 8:30am - 9:59am
Pasadena Renaissance

8:30am

506 - Developing a Lens of Structure to Build Mathematical Meaning
Limited Capacity seats available

By decomposing tasks, teachers will see the power of the CCSS Practice Standard of Structure for helping students understand and connect a range of concepts. Participants will work examples from numerical calculations to algebraic expressions.
Evaluation Poll Code: 44604 

Speakers
avatar for Casey Hawthorne

Casey Hawthorne

Doctoral Student, Math Education, SDSU



Saturday October 25, 2014 8:30am - 9:59am
Sierra Renaissance

8:30am

520 - Multi-Step Problem Solving: Setting the Stage
Limited Capacity seats available

You'll leave this session knowing how to write your own multi-step problems by combining word problem types (+-x/). We'll also look at ways to scaffold and differentiate using strategies from Singapore and years of problem solving research.
Evaluation Poll Code: 44618 

Speakers
VH

Valerie Henry

School of Education, UC Irvine


Saturday October 25, 2014 8:30am - 10:00am
Cactus Renaissance
  2  3  4  5

8:30am

530 - Warm-up Activities Inspired by CGI Practices
Limited Capacity seats available

In this session participants will engage in and learn a variety of warm-up activities used to differentiate instruction, engage children in deep mathematical thinking, and provide multiple entry points for all of your mathematicians.
Evaluation Poll Code: 44619 

Speakers
avatar for Monica Acosta

Monica Acosta

Demonstration Teacher, UC Los Angeles


Saturday October 25, 2014 8:30am - 10:00am
Mesquite D PSCC
  3  4  5

8:30am

531 - Rhythm of Math
Limited Capacity seats available

Rhythm of Math, developed by Keith Terry and Linda Akiyama, engages students in learning grade-level concepts while analyzing , composing, and performing rhythms. You will learn about it by standing up and hitting yourself (but not too hard!).
Evaluation Poll Code: 44622 

Speakers
avatar for Lew Douglas

Lew Douglas

Math Ed Consultant, Private
After teaching math in private high schools for 32 years, I went to work at the Lawrence Hall of Science, UC Berkeley in 2007. I was Co-Director of the Bay Area Mathematics Project, which supports teachers of mathematics K-12, until Aug. 31, 2014. I am passionate about effective teaching... Read More →



Saturday October 25, 2014 8:30am - 10:00am
Smoke Tree C PSCC
  3  4  5

8:30am

532 - Building Foundations: Conceptual Division
Limited Capacity seats available

How does 48÷6 relate to 3/4 ÷ 2/3 ? A big shift in CCSS and a key to confident and competent problem solving is applying and extending previous understandings. Come learn how division progresses conceptually from whole numbers to fractions.
Evaluation Poll Code: 44623 

Speakers
AM

Ashley McCullough

Teacher, Promenade Elementary School


Saturday October 25, 2014 8:30am - 10:00am
Smoke Tree E PSCC
  3  4  5  6

8:30am

535 - Get Students Arguing in Class with Number Sense Activities
Limited Capacity seats available

Get students to productively argue about math situations. Participate in number sense activities requiring students to construct viable arguments, critique the reasoning of others, and use sense-making. Get ready to throw down. Free online resources.
http://www.estimation180.com/cmc14.html
Evaluation Poll Code: 44629 

Speakers
avatar for Andrew Stadel

Andrew Stadel

Math & Connect Coach, Tustin USD
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... Read More →


Saturday October 25, 2014 8:30am - 10:00am
Catalina Renaissance
  3  4  5  6  7  8

8:30am

538 - A “Hands On” Approach to the Distributive Property
Limited Capacity seats available

Truly teach your students the distributive property for understanding by showing them how to easily multiple binomials and trinomials (and even to factor trinomials!) with just their hands. No need to FOIL or use the “diamond/box method” anymore.
Evaluation Poll Code: 44636 

Speakers
avatar for David Chamberlain

David Chamberlain

Secondary Math Curriculum Specialist, Capistrano Unified School District



Saturday October 25, 2014 8:30am - 10:00am
Palm Canyon Hilton
  3  4  5  6  7  8  9

8:30am

513 - Increase Mastery of Addition and Subtraction
Limited Capacity seats available

Learn a wealth of effective strategies and techniques to develop students' addition and subtraction understanding and mastery. Mary will share a variety of engaging guided lessons, math centers, and problem solving activities.
Evaluation Poll Code: 44608 

Speakers

Saturday October 25, 2014 8:30am - 10:00am
Ventura Renaissance
  K  1  2  3

8:30am

514 - Number Sense Routines that Support the SMPs
Limited Capacity seats available

How do you help your students develop a rich number sense while integrating the SMPs…Routines! This session will focus on developing number sense routines, such as number talks, that are based on Cognitively Guided Instruction research.
Evaluation Poll Code: 44614 

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.



Saturday October 25, 2014 8:30am - 10:00am
Pueblo B Renaissance
  K  1  2  3  4  5

8:30am

507 - CCS Problem Solving for English Learners – It is Possible!
Limited Capacity seats available

English learners can be competent problem solvers! This workshop will show how to plan and deliver comprehensible lessons. It begins by presenting the key features of effective lessons and then models with a lesson taught exclusively in Portuguese.
Evaluation Poll Code: 44605 

Speakers
EC

Elmano Costa

CSU Stanislaus


Saturday October 25, 2014 8:30am - 10:00am
Woodstock Two Hard Rock
  K  1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9  10  11  12

8:30am

508 - leverage the mathematical Practices to build perseverance
Limited Capacity seats available

Attainment of the CC content standards will require student engagement with the mathematical practices. Strategies for implementing the practice standards will be shared. Connections to NCTM's new publication, Principles to Actions will be made.
Evaluation Poll Code: 44611 

Speakers
avatar for Matt Larson

Matt Larson

President-Elect, NCTM
Matt Larson is the K-12 mathematics curriculum specialist for the Lincoln Public Schools in Lincoln, NE. He is a member of the IES What Works Clearing House panel on Improving Algebra Skills. He is the co-author of numerous professional books, including: Administrator’s Guide: Interpreting... Read More →


Saturday October 25, 2014 8:30am - 10:00am
Primrose A PSCC
  K  1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9  10  11  12

8:30am

509 - Building Better Blends
Limited Capacity seats available

Achieve CCSS goals, raise the bar for STEM performance in the US while integrating technology into the classroom successfully? The session unpacks how teachers can implement blended & competency-based learning from the ground up using ST Math.
Evaluation Poll Code: 44610 


Saturday October 25, 2014 8:30am - 10:00am
Mesquite H PSCC

8:30am

505 - Learn How To Integrate Filmmaking and Mathematics
Limited Capacity seats available

Participants will explore a new approach to problem solving through the art of filmmaking. They will investigate ways of analyzing mathematical concepts by integrating filmmaking and mathematics, while learning the steps to produce a student film.
Evaluation Poll Code: 44603 

Speakers
avatar for John J. Gaines

John J. Gaines

STEM Department Chairman, Orion International Academy


Saturday October 25, 2014 8:30am - 10:00am
Santa Rosa Renaissance

8:30am

522 - Problem Solving Using Reasoning and Communication
Limited Capacity seats available

Engage students in rich problem solving through the building blocks of the Mathematical Practices, the NCTM Process Standards. The focus is on understanding and putting into practice what students need to do to engage in reasoning and communication.
Evaluation Poll Code: 44621 

Speakers
MM

Melanie Maxwell

Mathematics Coach, Riverside Unified School District
avatar for Stephen Sher

Stephen Sher

Staff Development Specialist, RUSD
I enjoy all things pedagogical- implementation, theory...


Saturday October 25, 2014 8:30am - 10:00am
Roxy One Hard Rock

8:30am

533 - Fibonacci in Natural Sciences, a STEM activity.
Limited Capacity seats available

Through mathematical explorations and using Fibonacci sequences, these STEM activities investigate prey and predator models that maintain a balance between species. Audience will split to work, discuss and expand the given models.
Evaluation Poll Code: 44631 

Speakers

Saturday October 25, 2014 8:30am - 10:00am
San Jacinto Renaissance

8:30am

599 - Introduction to Bridges in Mathematics K-5
Limited Capacity seats available

Bridges 2nd edition is a comprehensive curriculum that equips teachers to fully implement the Common Core State Standards. Join us for an overview to learn more about work places, visual models, and putting the mathematical practices into action.
Evaluation Poll Code: 44675 
 


Saturday October 25, 2014 8:30am - 10:00am
Mesquite A

10:30am

604 - Teaching Fractions in an Era of CCSS: Equal Sharing Tasks
Limited Capacity seats available

Equal sharing tasks provide a familiar context for children to build on informal knowledge. In this session we will discuss how to utilize equal sharing tasks by adapting them for different grade levels linked to the CCSS mathematical practices.
Evaluation Poll Code: 45020 

Speakers
BR

Bill Ricketts

5th Grade Teacher, Chula Vista Elementary School District



Saturday October 25, 2014 10:30am - 11:59am
Mesquite D PSCC

10:30am

601 - offering a thought-provoking experience through math
Limited Capacity seats available

How can we train minds today 2 solve problems in the future—problems that have yet 2 B posed? The answer is 2 not only think about math, but 2 also think through math. Here we'll offer practical activities 2 provoke creativity,understanding,&thought.
Evaluation Poll Code: 44994 

Speakers
avatar for President Edward Burger

President Edward Burger

President and Professor, Southwestern University
Dr. Edward Burger is President of Southwestern University as well as an educational and business consultant on thinking, innovation, and creativity. He has delivered over 700 addresses worldwide at venues including The Smithsonian Institution, Microsoft Corporation, The... Read More →


Saturday October 25, 2014 10:30am - 11:59am
Primrose B PSCC

10:30am

620 - Using the iPad in Math to Increase problem solving skills
Limited Capacity seats available

Looking for ways to use the iPad to increase student practice and application of Common Core Math Standards? In this session Mary will share a wealth of motivating apps and creative projects to help students master math concepts and skills.
Evaluation Poll Code: 45012 

Speakers

Saturday October 25, 2014 10:30am - 12:00pm
Ventura Renaissance
  1  2  3  4  5

10:30am

621 - Mental Math Means Mastering Number Facts and Much More
Limited Capacity seats available

For computation, students must be fluent with number facts and beyond. This session will demonstrate how to begin with special strategies to master basic number facts and extend beyond the facts to special and general strategies.
Evaluation Poll Code: 45013 

Speakers
RI

Rosemary Irons

ORIGO Education


Saturday October 25, 2014 10:30am - 12:00pm
Palladium South Hard Rock
  1  2  3  4  5  6

10:30am

630 - THE PATCH “CORE” QUILT
Limited Capacity seats available

Quilts are full of math principles. Learn to create quilts and extend them into multi-cognitive & multi-dimensional math problems that are hands on & use physical modeling for geometry, proportional thinking, algebra, & conservation of numbers.
Evaluation Poll Code: 45014 

Speakers
JN

James Nadler

Teacher, Lennox SD



Saturday October 25, 2014 10:30am - 12:00pm
Andreas Renaissance
  3  4  5  6

10:30am

631 - Inquiry in Mathematics
Limited Capacity seats available

As students work to make sense of problems, look for patterns/repeated reasoning, they begin to ask very interesting questions. Join us for teacher-initiated inquiries to get students started wondering, and experience student-initiated inquiries.
Evaluation Poll Code: 45023 

Speakers
JC

Joan Commons

San Diego Math Network


Saturday October 25, 2014 10:30am - 12:00pm
Woodstock One Hard Rock
  3  4  5  6  7

10:30am

632 - Getting to the Core of Solving Problems
Limited Capacity seats available

Generate excitement for, and interest in mathematical problem solving among your students. Energize and enrich your curriculum by encouraging them to take risks in problem solving and reminding them that REAL problems do not always have easy answers.
Evaluation Poll Code: 45025 

Speakers

Saturday October 25, 2014 10:30am - 12:00pm
Smoke Tree E PSCC
  3  4  5  6  7  8

10:30am

611 - Problem Solving in the Primary Grades
Limited Capacity seats available

Problem solving is critical to Common Core mathematics. Learn classroom-tested strategies to help your students become competent and confident problem solvers, while having fun along the way. Leave with ready-to-use materials!
Evaluation Poll Code: 44998 

Speakers
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.



Saturday October 25, 2014 10:30am - 12:00pm
Mesquite F PSCC
  K  1  2  3

10:30am

612 - Empowering Teachers to Transform Numeracy
Limited Capacity seats available

When teachers design purposeful instruction students apply concepts with understanding. Knowledge of how children learn math & diagnostic assessments result in an instruction that develops strategies for flexible thinking & confident problem solving.
Evaluation Poll Code: 45002 

Speakers
VB

Vicki Breneman

Director of Training & Events, Math Recovery®


Saturday October 25, 2014 10:30am - 12:00pm
Chino A Renaissance
  K  1  2  3

10:30am

613 - CGI and the Common Core
Limited Capacity seats available

In this workshop, we will explore how to meet the Common Core standards while using CGI practices.
Evaluation Poll Code: 45003 

Speakers
avatar for Kim Morchower

Kim Morchower

Demonstration Teacher, UCLA Lab School


Saturday October 25, 2014 10:30am - 12:00pm
Pueblo B Renaissance
  K  1  2  3  4  5

10:30am

614 - Engineering in the Elementary
Limited Capacity seats available

Participants will explore problem-solving through the engineering design process in the elementary classroom. They will work through a problem-based learning activity and will discuss strategies for integrating mathematics and engineering.
Evaluation Poll Code: 45000 

Speakers
avatar for John J. Gaines

John J. Gaines

STEM Department Chairman, Orion International Academy


Saturday October 25, 2014 10:30am - 12:00pm
Santa Rosa Renaissance
  K  1  2  3  4  5  6

10:30am

616 - Teaching English Language Learners through Rich Math Tasks
Limited Capacity seats available

W.Participants will learn how rich math problems can be presented, worked on, and shared with the whole group in ways that support high cognitive demand as well as promote meaningful interactions between all students, including El students.
Evaluation Poll Code: 45007 

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.
NS

Noam Szoke

Math Content Specialist, SFUSD



Saturday October 25, 2014 10:30am - 12:00pm
Smoke Tree C PSCC
  K  1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8

10:30am

615 - Mathematical Practice Standards in Action
Limited Capacity seats available

Using video, participants will develop an understanding of what to look for, have conversations about and be able to identify specific Practice Standards in both teachers and students engaged in math. Perfect for Teachers, Coaches and Administrators!
Evaluation Poll Code: 45006 

Speakers


Saturday October 25, 2014 10:30am - 12:00pm
Mesquite G PSCC

10:30am

697 - Dissecting the SBAC Assessments
Limited Capacity seats available

In this session we will examine & discuss the implicit and explicit demands of the SBAC assessment. Our goal is to better understand the assements so that we can better prepare our students for high stakes testing.
Evaluation Poll Code: 45081 

Speakers
SB

Stephen Batman

Curriculum Specialist, McGraw-Hill Education


Saturday October 25, 2014 10:30am - 12:00pm
Plaza A Hilton

1:15pm

701 - Fake-World Math: Math Modeling Gone Wrong & Getting It Right
Limited Capacity seats available

The presenter works with 1000s of math educators every year and finds more disagreement about the CCSS modeling standard than any other. What is modeling? How do we get our students to do it? And how do we get our students to like it?
Evaluation Poll Code: 47027 

Speakers
avatar for Dan Meyer

Dan Meyer

Chief Academic Officer, Desmos
Dan Meyer taught high school math to students who didn't like high school math. He has advocated for better math instruction on CNN, Good Morning America, Everyday With Rachel Ray, and TED.com. He earned his doctorate from Stanford University in math education and is the chief academic... Read More →


Saturday October 25, 2014 1:15pm - 2:44pm
Primrose B PSCC

1:15pm

722 - Setting the Stage for MP3; Making Discourse Safe for ELs
Limited Capacity seats available

"A safe learning environment" sounds like common sense, but how do we create it? We will walk you through the nuts and bolts of creating a classroom community so all students will benefit from classroom discourse. Classroom video will be shown.
Evaluation Poll Code: 47051 

Speakers
avatar for Julie McNamara

Julie McNamara

Assistant Professor, CSU East Bay


Saturday October 25, 2014 1:15pm - 2:45pm
Ventura Renaissance
  2  3  4  5  6

1:15pm

723 - “Talk To Learn” Key Concepts & Academic Language
Limited Capacity seats available

Student talk, vocabulary development, and representations including diagrams help all students, including English language learners, develop math concepts and academic language such as fewer, difference, compare, proportional, and times as many.
Evaluation Poll Code: 47053 

Speakers

Saturday October 25, 2014 1:15pm - 2:45pm
Santa Rosa Renaissance
  2  3  4  5  6  7  8

1:15pm

730 - FUN MATH GAMES THAT BUILDS CONFIDENT PROBLEM SOLVERS
Limited Capacity seats available

Attendees will play math games that promote the Common Core State Standards for Mathematical Practice. These practices establish the foundation for which student learn problem solving skills and the games increase interest and understanding.
Evaluation Poll Code: 47052 

Speakers


Saturday October 25, 2014 1:15pm - 2:45pm
Palladium North Hard Rock
  3  4  5

1:15pm

732 - Building a Community of Learners Through Problem Solving
Limited Capacity seats available

See problem solving in action as students solve non-routine problems. Learn strategies to facilitate group work and share solution methods. Discuss questioning techniques that probe students' thinking and provide formative assessment.
Evaluation Poll Code: 47054 


Saturday October 25, 2014 1:15pm - 2:45pm
Mesquite F PSCC
  3  4  5

1:15pm

733 - Be Strategic: Tools for Multiplication and Division
Limited Capacity seats available

Strategies, visual models, and reasoning develop number and operation sense for students. Teaching ‘how to think’ is the focus for learning the basic facts in multiplication. Come ‘use tools strategically’ that foster competent mathematicians.
Evaluation Poll Code: 47055 

Speakers
avatar for Rob Nickerson

Rob Nickerson

ORIGO Education
Rob Nickerson has been an elementary educator for the past twenty years, most recently serving as a math content curriculum specialist in Jeffco Schools, Colorado. He currently co-facilitates a curriculum and assessment class in the Masters of Education program at Regis University... Read More →


Saturday October 25, 2014 1:15pm - 2:45pm
Mesquite H PSCC
  3  4  5

1:15pm

734 - fractions for fun---not fear!
Limited Capacity seats available

Ensure students UNDERSTAND what a common fraction really means. Use number lines, make connections with geometric shapes, deal with fractional parts of numbers as well as "pie" models. Combine thinking & reasoning with fraction number sense.
Evaluation Poll Code: 47056 

Speakers
avatar for Cook Marcy

Cook Marcy

math consultant, Independent


Saturday October 25, 2014 1:15pm - 2:45pm
Primrose A PSCC
  3  4  5  6

1:15pm

735 - Making Sense of Fractions and Operations with Fractions
Limited Capacity seats available

I will show how to teach equivalent fractions and fraction operations for understanding—especially division! All classroom activities will show how students can recreate their learning, instead of memorizing. This promotes confident math students.
Evaluation Poll Code: 47058 

Speakers
avatar for Barbara Schallau

Barbara Schallau

Math Curriculum Coordinator, East Side Union High School District
I am in my 27th year as a math teacher. My passion is helping the struggling and/or reluctant learner, of all ages. I firmly believe that each person is capable of learning and doing math. Providing learning opportunities with hands-on activities and key questions allows students... Read More →



Saturday October 25, 2014 1:15pm - 2:45pm
Smoke Tree A PSCC
  3  4  5  6  7

1:15pm

736 - • Into the Core: Rigorous Tasks for All
Limited Capacity seats available

Insure ALL students can access rigorous tasks. Look at new & tried & true strategies necessary to facilitate a path to success. The SMP will impact the classroom, we need to help students persevere, organize, observe, conclude, use tools, & justify
Evaluation Poll Code: 47060 

Speakers
avatar for Maria Tere Hirsch

Maria Tere Hirsch

Secretary, Greater LOs Angeles Mathematics Council
I taught mathematics at the middle school level for 35 years. I'm currently retired but still involved as a math consultant for the Los Angeles County Office of Education and as instructor for the UCLA Mathematics project.For the past 7 years I've worked in professional development... Read More →


Saturday October 25, 2014 1:15pm - 2:45pm
Plaza B Hilton
  3  4  5  6  7  8  9

1:15pm

737 - Literacy and the CCSSM: Reading & Writing for Understanding
Limited Capacity seats available

Reading and writing exemplars promoting engagement as envisioned in the CCSSM will be presented. Participants receive a 65 page handout of strategies, information, and tools to assist in developing literacy connections supporting the Common Core.
Evaluation Poll Code: 47068 

Speakers

Saturday October 25, 2014 1:15pm - 2:45pm
Smoke Tree E PSCC
  3  4  5  6  7  8  9  10  11  12

1:15pm

712 - Three Reads: Solving Rigorous Math Tasks with Understanding!
Limited Capacity seats available

Meet or exceed the CCSSM using this simple strategy to build confident problem solvers. See how problem stems from any resource & the “3 Reads” strategy can develop a deep understanding for solving cognitively demanding tasks for ALL K- 5 students!
Evaluation Poll Code: 47043 

Speakers
avatar for Barbara Blanke

Barbara Blanke

Owner, Cal Poly State University
Best Practices in Mathematics | Common Core Professional Development | Parent Education | Guided Math | Discourse


Saturday October 25, 2014 1:15pm - 2:45pm
Mesquite G PSCC
  K  1  2  3  4  5

1:15pm

713 - Walk the Number Line for Problem Solving!
Limited Capacity seats available

All learners need a number line for powerful math concepts like multiples, adding on, alternative algorithms for regrouping, making change, elapsed time, rounding, factoring and fractions! You will be amazed by Kim Sutton's unique strategies.
Evaluation Poll Code: 47050 

Speakers
KS

Kim Sutton

Educational Consultant, Creative Mathematics
Kim is a fabulous presenter, who has taught thousands of teachers the joy and excitement of hands-on math. Kim’s teaching experience Sutton includes over 25 years of classroom teaching, time as a regional math specialist and as a university instructor. Kim has worked with over 600... Read More →


Saturday October 25, 2014 1:15pm - 2:45pm
Primrose D PSCC
  K  1  2  3  4  5

1:15pm

714 - Use CCSS OA Problems to Implement the Mathematical Practices
Limited Capacity seats available

Participants will use coherent research-based visual models that show the different CCSS OA problem situations and the varying unknowns. They solve, discuss, and share how student drawings of these models support the mathematical practices.
Evaluation Poll Code: 47040 

Speakers
KF

Karen Fuson

Northwestern University



Saturday October 25, 2014 1:15pm - 2:45pm
Pueblo B Renaissance
  K  1  2  3  4  5

3:15pm

821 - Solving Word Problems Using Tape Diagrams
Limited Capacity seats available

Explore how to make word problems more accessible to students through the use of the visual model of tape diagrams. Learn how students will visually represent the various problem types and transform words into appropriate numerical expressions.
Evaluation Poll Code: 45907 
 

Speakers
avatar for Tracey Dunn

Tracey Dunn

Mathematics Staff Development and Curriculum Specialist, Tulare County Office of Education


Saturday October 25, 2014 3:15pm - 4:45pm
San Jacinto Renaissance
  2  3  4  5

3:15pm

822 - Claim, Support, Question – Thinking Routine
Limited Capacity seats available

Teach students how to make claims, support them with evidence, and critique the reasoning of others through games and open-ended problems. Participants will experience this thinking routine that can be used to teach or assess key concepts.
Evaluation Poll Code: 45908 
 

Speakers
avatar for Jeff Linder

Jeff Linder

Math Specialist, Montecito USD
Thinking Routines | Problem Solving | UCSB Mathemaics Project | Number Talks


Saturday October 25, 2014 3:15pm - 4:45pm
Palladium North Hard Rock
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3:15pm

830 - Teaching Fractions for Proportional Reasoning!
Limited Capacity seats available

Come and experience Kim Sutton's motivating way of teaching fractions so that students develop proportional reasoning. Teachers will receive a tool kit of "hands on" ideas that will help all students make powerful connections!
Evaluation Poll Code: 45909 

 


Speakers
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Kim Sutton

Educational Consultant, Creative Mathematics
Kim is a fabulous presenter, who has taught thousands of teachers the joy and excitement of hands-on math. Kim’s teaching experience Sutton includes over 25 years of classroom teaching, time as a regional math specialist and as a university instructor. Kim has worked with over 600... Read More →


Saturday October 25, 2014 3:15pm - 4:45pm
Primrose D PSCC
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3:15pm

831 - Importance of the Number Line in Understanding Fractions
Limited Capacity seats available

Learn how to effectively use the number line to reinforce that fraction are numbers, develop an understanding of magnitude and make comparisons. Strategies for addressing the common core content and practice standards will be presented.
Evaluation Poll Code: 45932 
 

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.


Saturday October 25, 2014 3:15pm - 4:45pm
Catalina Renaissance
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3:15pm

832 - Spark Student Dialogue: Use Math Songs to Meet the Math CCSS
Limited Capacity seats available

This session addresses novel ways to engage students in meaningful math conversations using common core math songs and videos. Teachers will leave with a sample lesson and an activity for class on Monday.
Evaluation Poll Code: 45922 


Speakers
avatar for LaMar Queen

LaMar Queen

Teacher/Workshop Facilitator, Music Notes



Saturday October 25, 2014 3:15pm - 4:45pm
Mesquite G PSCC
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3:15pm

815 - The Parallel journeys of assessment and instruction
Limited Capacity seats available

Assessment and instruction become intertwined as one informs the other. Participants will engage in viewing and discussing video clips to develop place value understanding and sophistication and precision in multi-digit addition and subtraction.
Evaluation Poll Code: 45878 
 

Speakers

Saturday October 25, 2014 3:15pm - 4:45pm
Chino A Renaissance
  K  1  2  3

3:15pm

816 - Empowering Teachers to Transform Numeracy
Limited Capacity seats available

When teachers design purposeful instruction students apply concepts with understanding. Knowledge of how children learn math & diagnostic assessments result in an instruction that develops strategies for flexible thinking & confident problem solving.
Evaluation Poll Code: 45002 
 

Speakers
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Vicki Breneman

Director of Training & Events, Math Recovery®


Saturday October 25, 2014 3:15pm - 4:45pm
Mesquite D PSCC
  K  1  2  3

3:15pm

818 - The Language of Mathematics
Limited Capacity seats available

Participants will explore a linguistic approach to solving word problems. They will address concepts of semantics and syntax as they analyze a number of example word problems and discuss strategies for developing their students’ mathematical fluency.
Evaluation Poll Code: 45880 
 

Speakers
avatar for John J. Gaines

John J. Gaines

STEM Department Chairman, Orion International Academy


Saturday October 25, 2014 3:15pm - 4:45pm
Woodstock One Hard Rock
  K  1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8

3:15pm

819 - Developing Mathematical Thinking through Literature
Limited Capacity seats available

This session introduces paired text, demonstrates how paired text can teach mathematical practices, promotes ways to develop paired text, and shares a theoretical model for using trade books to address CCSS in mathematics.
Evaluation Poll Code: 45901 
 

Speakers
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Sara Moore

Director of Mathematics & Science, ETA hand2mind


Saturday October 25, 2014 3:15pm - 4:45pm
Ventura Renaissance
  K  1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8

3:15pm

820 - Real and Virtual Manipulatives: Effectively Teach the CCSS
Limited Capacity seats available

Do your students need hands-on activities to help develop their math concepts and to help actively engage them in learning the CCSS? Discover benefits and ways to use a variety of using manipulatives in your class to help students understand math.
Evaluation Poll Code: 45902 
 

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 October 25, 2014 3:15pm - 4:45pm
Palladium South Hard Rock
  K  1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8

3:15pm

811 - Systematic measurement of PROGRESS: eSSENTIAL mATH SKILLS
Limited Capacity seats available

The Essential Math Skills Inventory is simple system for tracking progress in the development of crucial early math skills. It can be used with any math learning materials, and allows staff to know what a child knows and is ready to learn.
Evaluation Poll Code: 45863 

Speakers
avatar for Bob Sornson

Bob Sornson

President, Early Learning Foundation
The Early Learning Foundation works with schools, parents, and community organizations to help every child have a chance to build the foundation of early learning success. | In math learning, we offer a simple way to track each child's progress toward COMPETENCY in every essential... Read More →



Saturday October 25, 2014 3:15pm - 4:45pm
Smoke Tree C PSCC

3:15pm

812 - Math Club: How Math As Play Builds Core Competencies
Limited Capacity seats available

Math as recreation may be the great equalizer, boosting math skills across all income levels. We will review how Crazy 8s, a free afterschool math club, reinforces Common Core standards across several domains while appealing to a wide range of kids.
Evaluation Poll Code: 45869 


Saturday October 25, 2014 3:15pm - 4:45pm
Smoke Tree E PSCC

3:15pm

813 - Rethinking how we respond to student misconceptions
Limited Capacity seats available

The artful teacher has the ability to build confident problem solvers. It begins with how we respond to student productions in the classroom. We will look at video examples and consider alternative ways to respond to student misconceptions.
Evaluation Poll Code: 45870 

Speakers
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Kelli Wasserman

Math Consultant, Independent


Saturday October 25, 2014 3:15pm - 4:45pm
Chino B Renaissance

3:15pm

899 - Understanding CalSTRS PERS and Social Security
Limited Capacity seats available

This presentation applies to teachers of all grade levels. We will be discussing the inner workings of the CalSTRS, PERS, and Social Security system and specifically how it applies to each person.
Evaluation Poll Code: 45989

Speakers

Saturday October 25, 2014 3:15pm - 4:45pm
Mesquite A