Webinars and Webcasts
E-seminars are recorded professional development webinars with
facilitator guide and handouts. E-seminars are free for NCTM members. Webcasts of Annual Meeting Keynote
Sessions offer notable and thought provoking leaders in math education
and related fields as they inspire attendees at NCTM Conferences.
It is time for NCTM's focus on reasoning and sense making in high school to extend to grades K-8. To improve student achievement, we must consider both content and instructional process. What are some characteristics of classrooms that implicitly build student sense making and understanding? Let's start with number and operations.
Teachers will be introduced to design projects that incorporate the ideas of engineering with mathematics content, including consumer math, measurement, geometry and statistics. Participants will be given the opportunity to work in teams to create one of the designs in the session.
This fast-paced session will stimulate participants to think about practical ways to bring about change in their classrooms and districts. One of the authors of NCTM's Principles to Actions, Daniel Brahier, will spotlight changes in curricular and assessment practices at the secondary level that can assist with implementation of the Common Core State Standards.
What makes mathematics educators passionate? Watch 10 math educators light up the room with fresh ideas in teaching and learning. Each speaker gets five minutes, using 20 slides that auto advance every 15 seconds whether they're ready or not.
This session will explore simple strategies that any teacher can regularly use to make his or her classroom more inclusive and engaging for all students.
Pedro Noguera, a leader in education reform, will offer a dynamic, profound perspective on the challenges of racial inequality and diversity. He tackles the problems of race relations, desegregation, vouchers, and violence within schools and gives some solutions that you can use to bring equal opportunity in education to our schools.
The Common Core doesn't outline the necessary structures to ensure higher levels of mathematics student achievement. What it takes to implement highly effective mathematics programs is the focus of NCTM's signature publication Principles to Action. One of its authors will outline the wide range of recommendations in the document for making mathematics work for all.
Presidential Address, "Who's Doing the Talking?"
This seminar will focus on the relationship between the nature of the mathematical tasks in which students engage and what students ultimately learn about what mathematics is and how one does it.
The nation's number one advocate for education summarizes the Department of Education's priorities and its blueprint for the reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (No Child Left Behind), as well as the need for programs like Race to the Top.
Using data from international comparisons to illustrate key points, this seminar will explore emerging research on the relationships between teaching and learning.
Is mathematics neutral? What other lessons, aside from math, do the materials we offer students contain? What values do the problems we choose and the textbooks we use imply and transmit? Analyze textbooks, trade books, and standards and discuss whether these match the values we espouse.
Rote memorization through drill and practice does not lead to fluency. Let's look at ways we can help students use strategic thinking that develops to fluency through reasoning and sense making.
Discussing ideas in math class facilitates understanding, but ELLs may be at a disadvantage. This session will show teachers how to structure experiences so ELLs can accomplish two goals-developing their mathematical thinking and, at the same time, developing proficiency in English.
View Lee V. Stiff's rousing closing address.
The speakers will examine how to use the number line to help students understand fractions. Learn how to use the number line effectively to reinforce that fractions are numbers, develop an understanding of magnitude, and make comparisons. Strategies for addressing the Common Core State Standards will be presented.
How do you know you have found all the of the answers? How do you know for sure something does not exist? Questions such as these naturally lead students to create general arguments. In this presentation we will have fun exploring tasks that lead to such questions and in turn general arguments.
This session will discuss the relationship between equity and rigor. The definition of rigor one chooses determines which students appear to succeed and which do not. The speakers will present definitions of rigor from a variety of sources; share examples of rigorous, classroom-based mathematical task; and discuss implications of these definitions and tasks for increasing equity in the mathematics classroom.
This presentation will give exclusive clips and behind-the-scenes insight from the new film, Flatland 2: Sphereland . Join the speakers for the sneak peek into the mathematics of making the new animated film, and catch exclusive clips from the movie featuring math lessons.
Explore the full range of assessments your teachers must consider. Consider professional development opportunities that will move your teachers toward implementation of the Common Core State Standards for grades K-6 and focus on a variety of assessments, interviews, and constructed response items.