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2009 Annual Meeting Webcasts

  • Pedro Noguera, NCTM 2009 Opening SessionWashington, DC Opening Session
    Session #2 - Hank Kepner, Pedro Noguera
    Wednesday, April 22, 2009


    Pedro Noguera, a leader in education reform, offers 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. 
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  • Equity: the Most Important and Challenging Issue Facing Our Schools
    Session #73 - Julian Weissglass
    Thursday, April 23, 2009


    Changing inequitable practices and policies can be challenging since they can be subtle or blatant, personal or institutionalized, aware or unaware. Julian Weissglass discusses some insights that will increase the likelihood that discussions will be meaningful and productive and asks you to reflect on and talk about your experiences with inequity.
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  • With an Eye on the Mathematical Horizon: Knowing Mathematics for Teaching
    Session #138 - Deborah Ball
    Thursday, April 23, 2009

    What "horizon knowledge" of mathematics is involved in making wise pedagogical judgements about what is mathematically important? Three core tasks of teaching are investigated: making connections, taking care with definitions and language, and attending to the necessary features of mathematical explanations and proofs at a given level.
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  • Engaging Students in Significant Mathematics
    Session #343 - Hank Kepner
    Thursday, April 23, 2009

    Henry "Hank" Kepner's update on the Council’s promotion of mathematics teaching through its focus on curriculum, the dissemination of teachers’ and researchers’ reflective professional experiences, professional development, and the creation of community and policy support for change.
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  • Never Could Have Made It: A Tribute to Iris Carl
    Session #447 - Lee V. Stiff
    Friday, April 24, 2009


    LeeStiff_IrisCarlAddressIris Carl had a tremendous impact on the lives of students, parents, teachers, college educators, school administrators, and politicians. Her vision and ideals helped to shape NCTM and math education in the United States for the better. Carl’s leadership brought needed change to math education and provides an example for all those who follow her.

    The annual Iris M. Carl Equity Address was established to underscore the crucial need for collective action in advancing understanding of equality and equity in education. Inaugurated in 2008, the address commemorates Iris Carl’s lifelong commitment to educational equity and celebrates the vision and inspiration that she provided for achieving the goal of “more and better mathematics for all children.” Each year a distinguished scholar who is recognized for leadership and action related to equality in mathematics education is invited to deliver this featured address.
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  • Coherence, Connections and Communication and Fraction Sense
    Session #684 - Francis (Skip) Fennell
    Friday, April 24, 2009

    What about fractions? What do we mean by fraction sense? What is it about these a/b, 0.007, and 2% kinds of numbers? This session examined issues about learning fractions, decimals, and percent and considered issues around curricular coherence and the processes of connection and communications.
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  • Washington, DC Closing Session
    Session #828 - Hank Kepner, Ron Clark, and Arne Duncan, Secretary of Education
    Saturday, April 25, 2009

    This clip features Arne Duncan, with an introduction by Hank Kepner.
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