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Saturday Program for Louisiana and Arkansas Educators

2014 Annual Meeting 590 

Implementing CCSSM:
Saturday Program for Louisiana and Arkansas Teachers
April 12, 2014 • New Orleans

Louisiana and Arkansas educators are invited to attend a full day of professional development on implementing the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics (CCSSM) at the NCTM Annual Meeting & Exposition.  

Choose from more than 100 sessions!

Registration for this special program includes all of the Saturday morning workshops, sessions, and keynotes at the NCTM Annual Meeting as well as the Exhibit Hall.

But that’s not all. You’ll also get a full afternoon of sessions and workshops targeting implementation and the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics.

Learn more about the Saturday Program at the Annual Meeting & Exposition

Overview 

Registration & Rates 

General Information 

Hotel & Travel 

Elementary Program  

Middle Grades & Secondary Program 

Tour the Exhibit Hall 

Program Guide 


NOTE: When registering online for this special session, please select "Optional Events Only" from the registration drop-down menu on the personal information page. You will then be able to select this event on the "Optional Events & Guest Registration" page.
  

 

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Overview

Working in collaboration with the Louisiana Association of Teachers of Mathematics, NCTM is offering special Common Core professional development opportunities to target the needs of Louisiana and Arkansas pre-K–grade 12 teachers at the nation’s premier math education event.

Along with the full slate of Saturday morning conference sessions and exhibits, this event offers a full afternoon of presentations and workshops targeting implementation and effective assessment of the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics. Afternoon sessions and workshops will target a variety of topics:

  • Hands-on activities that model teaching and learning to bring the Common Core to life
  • Engaging students in the key content from the Common Core
  • Developing effective tasks for use in the classroom
  • Integrating and implementing the mathematical practices
  • Strategies for assessment, both formative and summative, and more.

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Registration Rates

NCTM Member: $180
Nonmember: $220

Registration includes access on Saturday, April 12, 2014, to all Annual Meeting workshops, sessions, keynotes, the NCTM Bookstore and Exhibit Hall (open until noon), and the special afternoon sessions for this event. Register today

NOTE: When registering online for this special session, please select "Optional Events Only" from the registration drop-down menu on the personal information page.  You will then be able to select this event on the "Optional Events & Guest Registration" page.  


Elementary Program and Afternoon Session and Workshop Highlights

Full Program with over 55 sessions and workshops for elementary teachers! 

Rich Tasks to Tantalize your Students' Thinking
Linda Gojak, NCTM President, John Carroll University, University Heights, OH  

Developing conceptual understanding is a key element of the instructional shifts (focus, coherence and rigor) of the Common Core State Standards. What are characteristics of rich tasks? What does it take to implement tasks that develop conceptual understanding? Where can you find such tasks? Come prepared to participate! 

No Nonsense Number Sense for Common Core
Latrenda Knighten, Polk Elementary School, Baton Rouge, LA 

Primary teachers are invited to attend this hands-on, inquiry-based workshop. Participants will engage in activities that facilitate the development of basic number concepts. Correlations to CCSSM Standards and Practices will be highlighted.

Common Core—Mathematics and the English Language Arts: Making Connections in the Elementary Grades
Johnny W. Lott, Retired, University of Montana
Carolyn Lott, Retired, University of Montana

Common Core State Standards provide an unusual opportunity for mathematics and reading and language arts to be more than coexisting subjects in the elementary grades. Teachers in these disciplines who implement both sets of standards will find natural connections between the subjects if they are open to integrating the disciplines to achieve the ultimate goal of educating students. Examples at different grade levels will be shared in this session.

Opening Pathways: Supporting Learners Who Struggle
Barbara J. Dougherty, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO

This session focuses on alternative ways of presenting tasks to support students who struggle. These tasks will focus on number and operations and algebraic thinking. Participants will learn ways to provide explicit instruction that fits with the Standards for Mathematical Practice and to question students to scaffold their knowledge.

Daily Routines for Formative Assessment
Cynthia Langrall, Illinois State University, Normal, IL - Handout 

In this session we will examine daily routines that provide opportunities for formative assessment of mathematics content and practices. Routines include daily data collection using Venn diagrams and graphical displays, number talks, and fraction number lines.

Enacting CCSSM Mathematical Practices with Any Curriculum 
Delise Andrews, Lincoln Public Schools, Lincoln, NE

Participants will engage in tasks, analyze classroom video, and discuss easy to implement strategies for enacting the Standards for Mathematical Practice in their own classrooms. Targets elementary and middle grades settings.

Mathematical Rigor through Core Practices and Classroom Games
Ruth Harbin Miles, NCTM Board of Directors, Falmouth Elementary School, Stafford, VA

Common Core content, as reinforced by the Standards for Mathematical Practices, is taught through a conceptual approach that demands understanding and rigor. This means students need to be highly engaged in mathematics lessons! Come see how games can provide motivation, make student thinking visible, and help students build connections and conceptual knowledge. 

View full program for elementary teachers on Saturday 

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Middle Grades & High School Program and Afternoon Session and Workshop Highlights 

Full Program with over 55 sessions and workshops for Middle Grades and High School teachers!  

Ratios and Proportional Relationships: Foundational Building Blocks for High School Mathematics and Career Readiness
Diane J. Briars, President-Elect, National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM)

Students' understanding of ratios and proportional relationships is a critical foundation for their future mathematics learning in all domains, including geometry and statistics as well as functions and algebra. It is also foundational for many careers, including those that require require two-year, rather than four-year, degrees, e.g., medical workers, technicians. Yet, many US students fall short of the understanding that they need for future success. Learn how CCSSM treats this important content, along with tasks and instructional strategies to increase your students' understanding of and ability to apply ratios and proportional relationships to solve problems within and outside of mathematics.

So What Do Your Students Know about Fractions and Decimals?
Connie S. Schrock, Emporia State University, Emporia, KS

The short game you'll learn in this session provides a wealth of information about your students and their understanding of fractions and decimals. We will play the game and then discuss how to use it to diagnose and remediate understanding. Variations of the game as well as student work will be shared, and connections to the Common Core Standards for Mathematical Practice will be explored.

2b or Not 2b: Supporting All Students in Algebra
Barbara J. Dougherty, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO

This session gives participants an opportunity to experience tasks that help students develop a conceptual understanding of variables, expressions, and equations. Multiple instructional strategies will be explored. Participants will leave with classroom ready tasks. 

Common Core—Mathematics and the English Language Arts: Making Connections in the Middle Grades. 
Johnny W. Lott, Retired, University of Montana
Carolyn Lott, Retired, University of Montana

Common Core State Standards provide an unusual opportunity for mathematics and reading and language arts to be more than coexisting subjects in the middle grades. Teachers in these disciplines who implement both sets of standards will find natural connections between the subjects if they are open to integrating the disciplines to achieve the ultimate goal of educating students. Examples at different grade levels will be shared in this session.

Transforming Your Students' Thinking About Geometry
Nikita Patterson, Kennesaw State University, Kennesaw, GA

Participants will explore problems and hands-on activities that offer middle grades mathematics teachers opportunities to deepen their understanding of challenging concepts such as proportionality, congruence, and similarity from the perspective of geometric transformation as outlined in the Common Core State Standards. Teachers will also learn instructional practices to help students understand the content and stimulate diverse thinking.

Implementing Strategic Use of Tools in Teaching for Algebraic Readiness in Middle and Early High School  
Travis Olson, University of Nevada, Las Vegas

How to implement the Standard for Mathematical Practice 5 (strategic use of tools) while engaging in to the other mathematical practices. Algebraic thinking and algebra readiness in middle and early high school will be our setting for this work.  Come, learn, and integrate the practices with content.

Enacting CCSSM Mathematical Practices with Any Curriculum 
Delise Andrews, Lincoln Public Schools, Lincoln, NE

Participants will engage in tasks, analyze classroom video, and discuss easy to implement strategies for enacting the Standards for Mathematical Practice in their own classrooms.  Targets middle grades and elementary settings.

Pedagogical Judgment and Instructional Choices for Building More Effective Mathematics Classrooms
Margaret (Peg) Cagle, NCTM Board of Directors, Los Angeles Unified School District, Los Angeles, CA

Teachers make thousands of instructional choices, big and small, that define students’ learning opportunities. This session examines three high-leverage practices for becoming more adept at making the right choices: 1) management of homework, 2) public records of work to guide mathematical discourse, 3) assessment and evaluation of and for reasoning and sense making.

View full program for middle and secondary teachers on Saturday 

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