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

Thank you for making the conference a huge success!

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Friday, October 24
 

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

110 - Counting & Number Sense with Young Children
Limited Capacity seats available

In this session we will explore different ways that young children develop number sense via counting, and how we support them in the discovery of wide range of strategies that helps them to demonstrate their thinking.
Evaluation Poll Code: 39776 

Speakers

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

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

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

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

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
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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

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
 
Saturday, October 25
 

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

1:15pm

709 - Teach Number Sense with More Understanding and Less Counting
Limited Capacity seats available

As competent problem solvers, young children need to understand Common Core number sense and operations standards, not as rote sequences, but as visual processes based on logic and understanding using subitizing and temporary explicit number naming.
Evaluation Poll Code: 47037 

Speakers
JA

Joan A. Cotter

Joan A. Cotter, PhD, is a curriculum developer for Activities for Learning, Inc., in Hazelton, ND, and author of the RightStart Mathematics curriculum. AMI-credentialed (Early Childhood).



Saturday October 25, 2014 1:15pm - 2:45pm
Palladium South Hard Rock

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
KW

Kelli Wasserman

Math Consultant, Independent


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

3:15pm

810 - Building Number Sense and Problem Solving Readiness
Limited Capacity seats available

Increase number sense and prepare your students for solving CGI problems with “warm up” activities (using 100s charts, rekenreks, number lines, quick images).
Evaluation Poll Code: 45864 

Speakers
CN

Cathy Nguyen

Teacher, Lawndale School District



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