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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

196 - Providing Students Specific Feedback from Diagnostic Data
Limited Capacity seats available

Diagnostic assessments that focus on specific misunderstandings and errors can help teachers provide meaningful feedback to students empowering them to better evaluate themselves as learners and take concrete steps to improve their own learning.
Evaluation Poll Code: 40016 

Speakers


Friday October 24, 2014 8:30am - 10:00am
Roxy One Hard Rock

8:30am

197 - Mathematical Practices: The Key to Better Problem Solving
Limited Capacity seats available

Fluency with the CCSSM’s Mathematical Practices helps teachers become better problem solvers. Rich tasks that illuminate the MPs will be shared along with a resource for helping teachers highlight such practices with their students.
Evaluation Poll Code: 40010 

Speakers

Friday October 24, 2014 8:30am - 10:00am
Pueblo A Renaissance

8:30am

148 - La Cucina Matematica: Free Tools for your Math Kitchen
Limited Capacity seats available

We’ll take you from appetizer to entree to side dish to dessert, and show you how to make any ordinary lesson into a tasty, Common-Core-ready performance task. Teachers will leave with resources and links to enhance their own flavor.
Evaluation Poll Code: 39871 

Speakers
avatar for John Stevens

John Stevens

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

Matt Vaudrey

Bonita USD
A Google Certified Innovator and EdTech Coach from Southern California, Matt brings risk-taking to the forefront of the classroom. His students — kids and adults — build confidence and motivation by taking risks in a safe environment where failure is cheap. His book, The Classroom... Read More →


Friday October 24, 2014 8:30am - 10:00am
Roxy Two Hard Rock

8:30am

149 - NSPIRE PROBLEM SOLVERS WITH DOC PLAYER
Limited Capacity seats available

Are TI’s handhelds becoming a bit troublesome? Explore TI-Nspire’s Document Player! Student engagement with more tangible and easy navigation. This session will show you how to set up, load and run Document Player so students can explore with ease.
Evaluation Poll Code: 39876 

Speakers
avatar for Sherrina Clark

Sherrina Clark

Teacher, Kern HSD
Learning, learning, learning!


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

10:30am

296 - Student-centered Learning from the other side
Limited Capacity seats available

Get a student’s perspective on building confidence and competence through inquiry-based learning. Students (who are math education professionals) will lead you in a session that demonstrates how to get those math conversations going.
Evaluation Poll Code: 44317 



Friday October 24, 2014 10:30am - 12:00pm
Roxy One Hard Rock

10:30am

248 - Exploring Project Based Learning through the lens of CCSS
Limited Capacity seats available

In this workshop we will look at a variety of tried and true projects for the math classroom. Participants will experience the initial steps of a project and will walk away with ideas to help implement CCSS aligned projects in their classrooms.
Evaluation Poll Code: 44266 

Speakers
avatar for Jade White

Jade White

HTH Math Teacher



Friday October 24, 2014 10:30am - 12:00pm
Roxy Two Hard Rock

1:30pm

396 - CSU-MTEP: A Session for Sharing Ideas and Giving Input
Limited Capacity seats available

A CSU and Mathematics Teacher Education Partnership session. Learn more about participating in this powerful partnership. Hear feedback from participants of the Convening and ideas about the future work of campus partnering in RACs, etc.
Evaluation Poll Code: 44450 


Friday October 24, 2014 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Roxy One Hard Rock

1:30pm

337 - Making math meaningful: Decimals are Fractions, too!
Limited Capacity seats available

Making sense of decimal concepts and operations requires strong connections between fractions and place value. Come explore decimal fraction multiplication using concrete and visual models, connected to written work, and grounded in problem solving.
Evaluation Poll Code: 44410 

Speakers
KR

Kimberly Rimbey

Executive Director of Professional Development, KP Mathematics


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

3:30pm

496 - CAMTE Information Session and Meeting
Limited Capacity seats available

Join us to find out the exciting things that the California Association of Mathematics Teacher Education is doing! Officers will be there to give you details of what the association is doing to improve mathematics education in California students.
Evaluation Poll Code: 44570 

Speakers

Friday October 24, 2014 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Roxy One Hard Rock

3:30pm

445 - Tricks of the Trade
Limited Capacity seats available

This marks my 45th and perhaps last year of teaching mathematics. As a math teacher we must be excited motivators to our students. I will be sharing a number of my favorite activities, manipulatives, games, puzzles, and math magic tricks.
Evaluation Poll Code: 44528 

Speakers
avatar for Michael Serra

Michael Serra

Author/ Consultant, Playing It Smart
My wife and I live in San Francisco and love our city. When home I get out to Golden Gate Park once or twice a week to play disc golf. We love hosting parties. Our recent parties have included backgammon parties, chocolate parties, bacon parties, and of course birthday parties for... Read More →



Friday October 24, 2014 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Andreas Renaissance
 
Saturday, October 25
 

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, California Mathematics Council
I enjoy all things educational- pedagogy, implementation, theory, purpose... Mathematics and science provide (some) ways of seeing the world as it is. With a more accurate view of what is, we can start to make the necessary changes towards a better and more just place. I enjoy world... Read More →


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

543 - Number line math for middle years
Limited Capacity seats available

Integers, Fractions, decimals, and rounding lend themselves to being taught with number lines. A fast paced workshop with activities tied to the CCSS. Handout includes gameboards that can be used next day, samples and assessment ideas provided.
Evaluation Poll Code: 44647 

Speakers
avatar for John Felling

John Felling

Co-owner/Author, Box Cars And One-Eyed Jacks
John brings a wealth of knowledge, insights, tips and humor to his presentations, gained through his work with students and teachers throughout North America. He is a featured speaker at many regional, national and international educational conferences and has authored articles for... Read More →


Saturday October 25, 2014 8:30am - 10:00am
Primrose C PSCC

10:30am

603 - Number Talks in High School: Shifting the Classroom Culture
Limited Capacity seats available

To make the Practices central, we need a class culture that supports mathematical conversations. We will discuss videos of preservice high school teachers learning to lead Number Talks and how this supported the growth of both teachers and students.
Evaluation Poll Code: 44995 

Speakers

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

10:30am

696 - Implementing CCSS for HS students starting the CC experience
Limited Capacity seats available

Discover what it takes to implement the CCSS in an inner city district to students who are just beginning the CCSS adventure their freshman year. What did we learn our first 2 years of implementing algebra and geometry?
Evaluation Poll Code: 45077 


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

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

10:30am

671 - Problem solving with π
Limited Capacity seats available

In anticipation of March 14, 2015 (3.1415…), this session will celebrate π. Participants will use GeoGebra to make sense of problems, test ideas, and check that solutions make sense. Classroom ready activities will be provided. Bring a laptop.
Evaluation Poll Code: 45070 

Speakers
KE

Kellie Evans

California State University, Northridge


Saturday October 25, 2014 10:30am - 12:00pm
Smoke Tree F PSCC

1:15pm

796 - Exploring Project Based Learning through the lens of CCSS
Limited Capacity seats available

In this workshop we will look at a variety of tried and true projects for the math classroom. Participants will experience the initial steps of a project and will walk away with ideas to help implement CCSS aligned projects in their classrooms.
Evaluation Poll Code: 47179 

Speakers
avatar for Jade White

Jade White

HTH Math Teacher



Saturday October 25, 2014 1:15pm - 2:45pm
Tapestry Hilton

1:15pm

749 - Asynchronous Explorations
Limited Capacity seats available

We will look at leveraging technology to 1) launch mathematical explorations, 2) scaffold student exploration, and 3) facilitate student discourse (or student sharing) in an asynchronous format.
Evaluation Poll Code: 47112 


Saturday October 25, 2014 1:15pm - 2:45pm
Smoke Tree D PSCC

1:15pm

745 - Similarity with Geogebra
Limited Capacity seats available

Description: We will explore and discuss the concept of similar figures with Geogebra (dynamic geometry software). Handouts and CD provided. No familiarity with the software is needed. Bring your laptop.
Evaluation Poll Code: 47094 

Speakers
AM

Armando Martinez-Cruz

Professor, CSU Fullerton


Saturday October 25, 2014 1:15pm - 2:45pm
Smoke Tree F PSCC

3:15pm

896 - Preparing Teachers to Get the Practices Across to Students
Limited Capacity seats available

So you want to get your students to Persevere in Problem Solving and Reason Abstractly? Well how do we get this out of them? By modeling classroom expectations and questioning techniques, participants will learn to implement the MPs.
Evaluation Poll Code: 45988 
 

Speakers
avatar for Eric Shulman

Eric Shulman

TOSA High School Math, Irvine USD
Eric has worked at IUSD for the past 23 years. While he enjoyed his valuable experience working at the district office as a Teacher on Special Assignment, he is excited to be back in his role at UNI with the students. His role as a PLC Facilitator/Coach has been enriching and engaging... Read More →



Saturday October 25, 2014 3:15pm - 4:45pm
Tapestry Hilton

3:15pm

814 - NUMBER TALKS AND FRAYER MODELS
Limited Capacity seats available

Make Number talks a 10-minute warm-up for your daily math lesson. Discover ways to enhance mental math activities while supporting students as they clarify thinking, make sense of concepts, and build a repertoire of efficient strategies.
Evaluation Poll Code: 45874 
 



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

3:15pm

850 - Introduction to BLAST Learning
Limited Capacity seats available

This session will lead you through what BLAST blended learning is and how it is implemented in the math classroom. We will learn how to incorporate station rotations and technology in order to differentiate for all students effectively.
Evaluation Poll Code: 45964 
 

Speakers

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