100 Days of Professional Learning

  • Each webinar will be presented at 7 p.m. Eastern time on 100 selected days between April 1 and October 15.

    After carefully considering the health and safety of participants and the uncertain future of events with large gatherings the NCTM Board of Directors has made the difficult decision to postpone the NCTM Annual Meeting & Exposition in St. Louis from October 21-24, 2020 to April 21-24, 2021.

    To continue the celebration of NCTM’s Centennial year and to support the math education community, we will be announcing a new, separate special virtual learning opportunity to be presented this fall.

    The Zoom rooms used for the sessions are limited to 1000 participants. In the event that we reach capacity and you are unable to enter the session, you can watch the session on Facebook Live or view the recording on www.nctm.org/100. The recording will be posted the day after the live event.

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    April Webinar Schedule

    Resiliency, Creativity, and Adaptations: Telling our Stories

    April 1, 2020 7:00 p.m. EDT |  Speaker: Robert Q. Berry III

    Webinar description:The current context has demonstrated the importance of building resilience in a rapidly changing landscape. While many of us face challenges, such as quickly adapting the ways we teach, adapting work responsibilities with family responsibilities, and adapting approaches to engage in self-care and connecting to others. We are incredibly resilient, and the current context reminds us that we are preparing learners for an unpredictable world requiring informed decision making, creative problem solving, and adaptability. This webinar focuses on stories of resiliency, creativity, and adaptations.

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    Suggested Publications:
    Catalyzing Change in High School Mathematics
    Catalyzing Change in Middle School Mathematics
    Catalyzing Change in Elementary Mathematics


    Using Math to Make Sense of Our World: Pandemics, Viruses, and Our Actions

    April 2, 2020 7:00 p.m. EDT |  Speaker: David Barnes, Beth Kobett, Jeff Shih, Sarah Bush, and Dan Teague

    Webinar description: Our world has changed with the spread of the coronavirus Covid-19 and mathematics provides a tool to better understand what is happening, why we are acting differently, and how to use mathematics and statistics to consider various statements about the situation. Spanning elementary through high school we will consider ways to engage in understanding the situation using mathematics.

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    Vulnerability as Self-Care

    April 3, 2020 7:00 p.m. EDT |  Speaker: Laila Nur

    Webinar description: Not much can prepare us for the emotional strength and investment that is required to be an educator. We give so much. The emotional toll of teaching can cause us to suppress “negative” emotions as a defense mechanism, but this does more harm than good. This session will work to create a safe space for us to process, reframe, and learn how to share those emotions as an act of vulnerability for our own self-care.

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    From Knowns to Unknowns: A journey into Teaching Mathematics

    April 6, 2020 7:00 p.m. EDT |  Speaker: Trena Wilkerson

    Webinar description: For me teaching has been a journey encountering things I knew would happen and then at times, things that were unknown. Knowns may be our students, our goals, or our purpose in teaching. Unknowns might include changes in curriculum and assessment, life experiences, and global events such as we are experiencing now. All these happenings shape us as individuals, as a learning community, and as teachers of mathematics. Join me in exploring this journey and ways NCTM can connect, support, and grow our mathematics teaching and learning community in the knowns and in the unknowns.

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    Discover and Leverage Your Students' Strengths through Powerful Asset-Based Instructional Design (Grades K-6)

    April 7, 2020 7:00 p.m. EDT |  Speaker: Beth Kobett

    Webinar description: We have been traditionally taught to identify and remediate students' mathematical misconceptions and weaknesses. This session is about reframing students' mathematical learning opportunities by identifying students' strengths to develop powerful and strategic learning opportunities that capitalize on those strengths to build mathematical success.

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    Suggested Publications:
    Catalyzing Change in Middle School Mathematics
    Catalyzing Change in Elementary Mathematics
    Principles to Actions
    Taking Action (K-5)
    Taking Action (6-8)
    Strengths-Based Teaching and Learning in Mathematics: 5 Teaching Turnarounds for Grades K-6


    Orchestrating Productive Mathematics Discussions: Overcoming the Challenges (Grades 6-8)

    April 8, 2020 7:00 p.m. EDT |  Speaker: Margaret (Peg) Smith

    Webinar description: The 5 Practices - anticipating, monitoring, selecting, sequencing, and connecting - provide a model for effectively using student responses in whole class discussions. Enacting the model, however, is not easy. This session will focus on identifying the challenges associated with the 5P's and providing insights on how to address those challenges.

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    Suggested Publications:
    5 Practices for Orchestrating Productive Discussions (Second Edition)
    The 5 Practices in Practice: Successfully Orchestrating Mathematics Discussions in Your Elementary School Classroom
    The 5 Practices in Practice: Successfully Orchestrating Mathematics Discussions in Your Middle School Classroom
    The 5 Practices in Practice: Successfully Orchestrating Mathematics Discussions in Your High School Classroom


    The Five Practices in Practice: Orchestrating Productive Mathematics Discussions in High School (Grades 10-12)

    April 9, 2020 7:00 p.m. EDT |  Speaker: Mike Steele

    Webinar description: Productive mathematics conversations around rich high school mathematics content are possible with each and every learner! We share brand new video and resources to explore the five practices for productive mathematics discussions - anticipating, monitoring, selecting, sequencing, and connecting - and how they come to life in the classroom.

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    Division by Zero: The Math, the Myth, and the Legend (Grades 3-5)

    April 13, 2020 7:00 p.m. EDT |  Speaker: Joann Barnett

    Webinar description: Our students ask, 'Why can't you divide by zero?' Even if the calculator is used as the authority, the 'Division by Zero Error' result is not enough to convince our students nor help them understand why you can't. In this workshop we will use hands-on, contextual problems to help students understand that there's more to this than 'You just can't.'

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    It's Not Always Simple to Make a Problem Simpler: Seeking Connections That Aren't Apparent (Grades 6-8)

    April 14, 2020 7:00 p.m. EDT |  Speaker: William Speer

    Webinar description: This session explores the problem-solving strategy of 'Make It Simpler' in a context that goes far beyond only using more convenient numbers. Problems that do not appear to have clear pathways to solution are used to illustrate how 'making it simpler' through metaphor and context shifts can lead to increased discourse and deeper comprehension.

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    Recommendations for Statistics in the Secondary Curriculum: Implications for Teachers (Grades 10-12)

    April 15, 2020 7:00 p.m. EDT |  Speaker: Gail Burrill and Chris Franklin

    Webinar description: Catalyzing Change recommends essential statistical concepts as part of the curriculum for every high school student, building on the foundation laid in the middle grades. The challenge: statistics is different from mathematics. What do we need to know to teach statistics well? What is important and how should we think about teaching it?

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    Suggested Publication:
    Catalyzing Change in High School Mathematics


    Your Mathematics Heart and Soul: Living the Quadrant II Life! (General Interest)

    April 16, 2020 7:00 p.m. EDT |  Speaker: Timothy Kanold

    Webinar description: You choose the teaching profession, promising to be a force for positive change. Yes! And then you wonder, 'How do I show up every day and maintain a positive mindset?' 'How do I develop academic self-efficacy in mathematics, and avoid burnout? In this inspirational session, you will examine the secret to sustaining a healthy professional life!

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    The 5 Practices in Practice: Taking on Classroom Challenges (Grades 3-5)

    April 20, 2020 7:00 p.m. EDT |  Speaker: Victoria Bill

    Webinar description: One of the five practices of orchestrating discussions, anticipating, will be the focus. Consideration will be given to strategies students use when solving a challenging task; how to respond to student work; and which student strategies address the mathematics to be learned. Challenges and how to address them will be considered.

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    Suggested Publications:
    5 Practices for Orchestrating Productive Discussions (Second Edition)
    The 5 Practices in Practice: Successfully Orchestrating Mathematics Discussions in Your Elementary School Classroom
    The 5 Practices in Practice: Successfully Orchestrating Mathematics Discussions in Your Middle School Classroom
    The 5 Practices in Practice: Successfully Orchestrating Mathematics Discussions in Your High School Classroom


    Math + Language Teaching Strategies = Success! (Grades 6-8)

    April 21, 2020 7:00 p.m. EDT |  Speaker: Cathy Marks Krpan

    Webinar description: Math is a rich, exciting language! Many of the strategies we use in language arts are extremely effective for teaching math. During this engaging session, we will explore how to use think-alouds, as well as effective strategies to help students to read and understand word problems. You will leave with practical ideas you can use to support and enhance student thinking.

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    Solving the Problematic: Creating Tasks, Lessons, and Projects That Model Our Actual, Messy World (Grades 8-10)

    April 22, 2020 7:00 p.m. EDT |  Speaker: Carl Oliver

    Webinar description: Modelling helps students apply math, are they applying it in the world they actually live in? Learn how to use math to explore systems from our world, even the messy ones. Pull ideas from tested examples, find topics that are relevant for your students, discuss best practices and cautions for designing your own routines, lessons, and projects.

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    How We Move from Equality to Equity and Justice in Mathematics Teaching (General Interest)

    April 23, 2020 7:00 p.m. EDT |  Speaker: José Vilson and Marian Dingle

    Webinar description: How do we move towards equity for all of our children? We will discuss how our schools can redistribute power in and out of the classroom. We include issues of community, reparations, and the work we must do to assure our students have supportive environments. We pay special attention to issues of culture and diversity from multiple lenses.

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    Engaging Families in Math Fact Fluency (General Interest)

    April 27, 2020 7:00 p.m. EDT |  Speaker: Jennifer Bay-Williams

    Webinar description: Are you creating positive change by teaching basic facts with strategies and games, while eliminating timed tests? Then parent outreach is essential! Parents need to know why traditional fact activities are changing. Come explore a collection ways to help parents see the value of a strategy-based approach and better support their child's fluency.

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    Suggested Publications:
    Math Fact Fluency: 60+ Games and Assessment Tools to Support Learning and Retention
    Assessing Basic Facts Fluency
    Families Ask: Understanding Mathematics and Basic Skills
    Early Childhood Corner: Engaging Families in Meaningful Mathematics
    A Family’s Guide: Fostering Your Child’s Success in School Mathematics
    Addition and Subtraction Fluency Through Games
    Three Steps to Mastering Multiplication Facts
    Enriching Addition and Subtraction Fact Mastery through Games


    The Future of Mathematics Education: Using Artificial Intelligence to Provide Efficient Feedback (Grades 6-8)

    April 28, 2020 7:00 p.m. EDT |  Speaker: Hilary Kreisberg & Cristina Heffernan

    Webinar description: Daily communication has become easier and quicker with the help of smart technology. Suggested replies and text messages allow us to easily click and send rather than spending time writing. In this workshop, you will learn about how artificial intelligence is advancing the mathematics education field and how you can play a role.

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    Problems to Ponder: You Know You Have a Really Good Problem for You and Your Students When . . .(Grades 8-10)

    April 29, 2020 7:00 p.m. EDT |  Speaker: J. Michael Shaughnessy

    Webinar description: In this session I propose to share with the participants some of the best 'Problems to Ponder' that I have encountered and used with many different groups of students and teachers for more than 40 years--with elementary, middle, and secondary math teachers, perspective teachers and their students! Participants will engage in collaborative pondering.

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    Suggested Publications:
    Catalyzing Change in High School Mathematics
    Principles to Actions


    Challenging Dis/Abilities: Leveraging the Potential of All Students as Math Problem Solvers (General Interest)

    April 30, 2020 7:00 p.m. EDT |  Speaker: Cathery Yeh, Emilia Frias, and Melissa Brennan

    Webinar description: How can I leverage the potential of ALL students, including students with dis/abilities, as problem solvers and risk takers? Come engage in math play and learn how to adapt current math curriculum to promote deeper engagement in math concepts and account for and leverage student differences. This session is for general and special educators.

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    Suggested Publications:
    Catalyzing Change in High School Mathematics
    Catalyzing Change in Elementary Mathematics


    May Webinar Schedule

    See It, Move It, Grasp It: Math with Virtual Manipulatives (Pk-2)

    May 4, 2020 7:00 p.m. EDT |  Speaker: Chrissy Newell

    Webinar description: Manipulatives are important tools that help young mathematicians make sense of complex math ideas. What changes or stays the same when students engage with virtual manipulatives alongside or in place of concrete ones? What are the opportunities and limitations? Explore these ideas using free virtual manipulatives - BYOD!

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    4 Strategies to Help Students Start Math Problems and Stick with Them (Grades 6-8)

    May 5, 2020 7:00 p.m. EDT |  Speaker: Kyle Pearce and Jon Orr

    Webinar description: Frustrated with how easily some of your students just give up in math class? Let's Make Math Moments That Matter with these strategies we use to help build resilience and perseverance in all of our students. Walk away with strategies and the resources necessary so you can use these new ideas in your classroom immediately.

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    Creativity and Storytelling in Mathematics Lessons (Grades 6-12)

    May 6, 2020 7:00 p.m. EDT |  Speaker: Phillipp Legner

    Webinar description: For many students, learning mathematics is simply about memorizing abstract rules and procedures. In this talk, we want to explore how storytelling and real-life applications can make the content more accessible and engaging, and how creativity and problem-solving can show students the great power and surprising beauty of mathematics.

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    Is 2020 Vision Good Enough? Looking Ahead to What Comes Next (General Interest)

    May 7, 2020 7:00 p.m. EDT |  Speaker: Cathy Seeley

    Webinar description: For decades, NCTM has put forth a vision to prepare every student to think mathematically and solve problems. An Agenda led to action in the form of Standards, Principles, Focus, and more Action, followed by a Catalyst-all to make the vision a reality. What priorities should guide our work for the next decade and beyond? What actions will we take?

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    Suggested Publications:
    An Agenda for Action
    Curriculum and Evaluation Standards
    Professional Standards for Teaching Mathematics
    Principles and Standards for School Mathematics

    PK-8 Curriculum Focal Points

    Principles to Actions
    Catalyzing Change in High School Mathematics


    The Practice of Statistics: YES, We Can Do It at School! (Grades 3-5)

    May 11, 2020 7:00 p.m. EDT |  Speaker: Jane Watson

    Webinar description: This session focuses on the 5 Big Ideas of Statistics “Variation, Expectation, Distribution, Randomness, and Informal Inference” and the Practice of Statistics from the GAISE Report for schools. Activities from grades 3 to 6 in STEM-related contexts are presented, emphasizing the importance of context, without which there would be no statistics!

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    Suggested Publications:
    Principles and Standards for School Mathematics


    Pancakes, Pizza, and Fast Food: Great Contexts for Great Middle School Lessons and Projects (Grades 6-8)

    May 12, 2020 7:00 p.m. EDT |  Speaker: Steven Leinwand

    Webinar description: This fast-paced, example-laden presentation will draw from a range of fast food contexts and data that provide great platforms for engaging students and reinforcing important skills and concepts. We'll look at accessible ways to milk pizza, pancakes, world records, ice cream, and hamburgers to support a full range of middle school mathematics.

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    The Mathematics of Game Shows, Anniversary Edition (Grades 10–12)

    May 13, 2020 7:00 p.m. EDT |  Speaker: Bowen Kerins

    Webinar description: Game shows are filled with logical and statistical questions, from the players' perspective but also from the producers' perspective. How are budgets estimated? How are games built toward a particular probability of victory? We'll play games and win prizes, then discuss the math from both sides of the games.

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    Celebrating 100 Years with 100 Problems Involving 100 (General Interest)

    May 14, 2020 7:00 p.m. EDT |  Speaker: Patrick Vennebush

    Webinar description: Celebrate NCTM's Centennial with 100 problems involving the number 100. We won't have time to solve them all, but you'll solve some, discuss others, and leave with a full set! Along the way, we'll discuss some deep mathematics, talk about problem posing, and maybe even generate a few new problems. Come to this session and centuplicate your fun!

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    The Ten Frame Grows Up: Using the 'Infinite Ten-Frame' in K-Grade 5.

    May 18, 2020 7:00 p.m. EDT |  Speaker: Kimberly Rimbey

    Webinar description: The ten-frame has been used as an organizational structure for numbers 0-10 for decades. However, this amazing tool has utility far beyond the early primary classroom. Join us as we explore ways to use the 'infinite' ten-frame structure to represent and operate with multi-digit numbers through classroom games and activities.

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    Productive Struggle for All: Supporting Students with Disabilities in a General Education Class (Grades 6–8)

    May 19, 2020 7:00 p.m. EDT |  Speaker: Malia Hite

    Webinar description: Creating, fostering, and supporting productive struggle is key to effectively teaching mathematics to ALL students, but particularly students with disabilities. Learn specific strategies to engage students, individually and collectively, in productive struggle through task implementation and teacher responses to struggle.

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    Why Is That True? How Does It Work? Finding Multiple Answers for Mathematical Classroom Situations (Grades 6–8)

    May 20, 2020 7:00 p.m. EDT |  Speaker: Connie Schrock

    Webinar description: What are the common mathematics classroom questions asked by your students as they learn? Are you ready to explain why? Why can't we divide by zero? What do you know about the data when you only have the box plot? When can you circumscribe a polygon? Why is a negative times a negative a positive? Help students explore to find their own understandings using multiple methods.

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    Practices, Practices, Practices: 8 for Teachers, 8 for Students--How Do They Relate? (General Interest)

    May 21, 2020 7:00 p.m. EDT |  Speaker: Travis Lemon

    Webinar description: 8 Effective Teaching Practices and 8 Standards for Mathematical Practice can make for an overwhelming amount of things for teachers to keep track of, implement and monitor. Come and reflect on all of these practices, consider how they relate to one another and consider a framework that simplifies it to 3 but robust enough to handle it all.

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    Catalyzing Change Across All Levels: Opportunities and Challenges

    May 26, 2020 7:00 p.m. EDT |  Speaker: Trena Wilkerson, NCTM President and Robert Q. Berry III, NCTM Past President

    Webinar description: The current situation sharpens our view of inconsistencies and inequities that exist within the teaching and learning of mathematics across all grade levels. NCTM’s series of Catalyzing Change publications, including the recently released

    • Catalyzing Change in Early Childhood and Elementary Mathematics, and
    • Catalyzing Change in Middle School Mathematics
    highlight critical issues and provide guidance areas of focus for critical conversations and decision making in this time of significant need and opportunity.

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    Catalyzing Change: An Overview of the 4 Key Recommendations for Early Childhood and Elementary Mathematics

    May 27, 2020 7:00 p.m. EDT |  Speaker: DeAnn Huinker, Cathery Yeh, Nicole Rigelman, and Anne Marie Marshall

    Join us in this informative webinar as we take a closer look at NCTM’s recently released Catalyzing Change in Early Childhood and Elementary Mathematics. As we launch children on their mathematical journeys, we need to broaden the purposes of learning mathematics, create equitable structures, implement equitable instruction, and develop deep mathematical understanding. We will discuss and provide examples highlighting wonder, joy, and deep learning of mathematics. Special attention will be given to considering how the messages of Catalyzing Change challenge us to dismantle inequitable policies and practices in order to ensure the highest-quality mathematics education for each and every child.

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    Catalyzing Change in Middle School Mathematics: Initiating Critical Conversations Centered on the 4 Key Recommendations

    May 28, 2020 7:00 p.m. EDT |  Speaker: Sarah B. Bush, Christa Jackson, George J. Roy, and Eric Milou

    Our current situation further brings to the forefront inequities and inconsistencies that exist within middle school mathematics programs. We will explore the four key recommendations from NCTM's recently released Catalyzing Change in Middle School Mathematics to examine the roles of middle schools in broadening the purposes of learning mathematics, creating equitable structures, implementing equitable instruction, and developing deep mathematical understanding. Special attention will be given to how Catalyzing Change can provide structure and guidance during our current situations – positioning the development of students' positive mathematical identity and strong sense of agency at the forefront. Let's work together to rightfully empower young adolescences through mathematics!

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    June Webinar Schedule

    Representation, Computation, Communication: Purposeful Use of Routines within Curriculum Materials (Grades 3–5)

    June 1, 2020 7:00 p.m. EDT |  Speaker: Kristin Gray and Jody Guarino

    Webinar description: Instructional routines within the Illustrative Mathematics K-5 Curriculum support student and teacher learning. Participants will unpack the trajectory of instructional routines within the curriculum from two lenses; teacher learning and student learning and experience instructional activities that promote access and sense-making for all students.

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    100 (or So) One Hundred Grid Activities for the Algebra Student (Grades 6–8)

    June 2, 2020 7:00 p.m. EDT |  Speaker: Elena Contreras Gullickson and Lesa Covington Clarkson

    Webinar description: The 100 grid is often used in elementary mathematics classrooms to introduce students to number patterns, addition, and subtraction. This workshop extends this tool to the middle school and high school learner beyond number sense and moves into algebraic thinking and problem-solving.

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    Creating a Math Classroom of #DreamChasers (Grades 10–12)

    June 3, 2020 7:00 p.m. EDT |  Speaker: Joanna Stevens

    Webinar description: The 2014 Kentucky High School Teacher of the Year will share how she helps all students in her rural, low socioeconomic school chase their dreams with a growth mindset. The strategies will focus on establishing culture, engaging instruction, and leading the learning as teachers to empower all students to call themselves mathematicians.

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    You’ve Got Stories: Now It’s Time to Write!

    June 4, 2020 7:00 p.m. EDT |  Speaker: Angela Barlow, Thomasenia Lott Adams, Rick Anderson, Roger Day, Clayton Edwards, Alison Langsdorf, Sandra Madden, and Rebecca Robichaux-Davis

    Webinar description: Teachers have educational stories from which other teachers can learn. But writing an article – where do you start? This webinar will feature members of the MTLT Editorial Board and focus on the process of writing for publication. From identifying the idea to writing the manuscript, this webinar will include helpful hints, strategies, and resources to aid in this process.

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    Teaching elementary school students to participate in mathematics discourse: techniques that work (PK–Grade 2)

    June 8, 2020 7:00 p.m. EDT |  Speaker: Paola Sztajn, Dan Heck, and Kristen Malzahn

    Webinar description: This session shares the idea that elementary school students need to learn to talk in productive ways during mathematics instruction and that ready-made techniques, when used in very purposeful ways, can effectively teach students how to talk in math class. Techniques from a successful professional development program will be shared.

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    Building Agency, Fostering Identities, and Promoting Social Change via Social Justice Contexts (Grades 6–8)

    June 9, 2020 7:00 p.m. EDT |  Speaker: Marilyn Strutchens

    Webinar description: In this session, participants will experience how children's literature and other social justice contexts can be used to build agency, foster identities, and promote social change. NCTM's (2014) Mathematics Teaching Practices and other equitable teaching strategies will be highlighted. Participants will also examine student work and vignettes.

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    Supporting Students' Pathways through the Cycle of Inquiry and Justification (Grades 8–12)

    June 10, 2020 7:00 p.m. EDT |  Speaker: Michelle Cirillo and Jenifer Hummer

    Webinar description: The Cycle of Inquiry and Justification was delineated as an essential concept for High School Mathematics (NCTM, 2018). After spending three years observing this cycle in classrooms, we identified the transition from conjecturing to proving as a key site for conceptual obstacles. These obstacles and strategies for overcoming them are explored.

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    Turning Adversaries Into Allies: Building Community-Wide Support for Your Initiatives in Mathematics Education (General Interest)

    June 11, 2020 7:00 p.m. EDT |  Speaker: Mike Flynn

    Webinar description: Any initiative in mathematics education, whether classroom-based or state-wide, requires support from stakeholders (students, parents, administrators, school board, etc.) if it is going to be successful. However, building and sustaining that support can be challenging, especially if there are pockets of skeptics actively working against your goals. This session will address these challenges and provide educators and leaders with strategies and resources to help them build momentum in their communities to support meaningful and powerful mathematics education for each and every student.

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    Making the Most of Children's Literature: A Context to Explore Math and Understand the World (Grades 3–5)

    June 15, 2020 7:00 p.m. EDT |  Speaker: Sue O’Connell

    Webinar description: We recognize the value of children's literature in giving a context to explore math skills and concepts, but what if we could also spur students' understanding of the world and enhance their social consciousness through our selection of stories? Join us to explore books that engage students in thinking about mathematics and the world around them.

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    Positioning Reluctant Students as Math Thinkers and Doers! (Grades 6–8)

    June 16, 2020 7:00 p.m. EDT |  Speaker: Claudia Bertolone-Smith

    Webinar description: I don't get it!!!! Do you have students who position themselves as novice math thinkers and doers? Come view the answer to this question through the self-portraits and prose of middle school math students. We will discuss ways to understand what is underneath student positioning and how teachers can structure math learning to empower students!

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    Rich Tasks Require Rich Implementation for Rich Learning to Result (Grades 8–10)

    June 17, 2020 7:00 p.m. EDT |  Speaker: Peg Cagle

    Webinar description: Research documents the critical role of tasks in generating high-quality opportunities for student learning. Examine pedagogical choices that maintain richness of risk-taking & sense-making throughout implementation. Explore rich uses of everyday tasks. Expand capacity to engage students as mathematicians to build efficacy, agency & math identity.

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    Promote Equitable Teaching Practices AND Focus on Content & Connections - Don't Settle For Only One! (General Interest)

    June 18, 2020 7:00 p.m. EDT |  Speaker: Farshid Safi

    Webinar description: Engage in this interactive session that will showcase ways to promote equitable teaching practices while maintaining an intentional focus on connections & coherence. The power and promise of each and every student's identity and mathematical thinking should be visible and guide classroom instruction fostering mathematical notions and experiences.

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    Supporting Students’ Voice in the F2F and Virtual Mathematics Classroom (Grades 3–5)

    June 22, 2020 7:00 p.m. EDT |  Speaker: Thomasenia Lott Adams

    Webinar description: In any mathematics learning community, students should have an opportunity to meaningfully engage in learning. For both F2F and virtual learning communities, teachers who plan for and encourage interactions that lead to the exchange of ideas create the engagement opportunities that give students valuable voice in the learning experience.

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    It's All about Connections: Let's See Why Geometry & Algebra Belong Together! (Grades 6–8)

    June 23, 2020 7:00 p.m. EDT |  Speaker: Karen Greenhaus

    Webinar description: Come explore many algebra and geometry connections at this dynamic math webinar. Engage in learning activities that incorporate movement, visualization, data collection, graphing, and geometric constructions using free dynamic math technology, (ClassPad.net). The session focuses on building understanding of geometry concepts and applying algebraic reasoning. Math is about doing and seeing and connecting - join the fun! Free, ready-to-use lessons will be shared.

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    Sharing Skepticism and Arguing Constructively in Math Class (Grades 10–12)

    June 24, 2020 7:00 p.m. EDT |  Speaker: David Wees

    Webinar description: Do you want students to argue in class and build their capacity to construct and critique mathematical arguments? In this workshop, we will experience the Sharing Skepticism instructional routine designed to inclusively develop ALL students' ability to argue mathematically. We will unpack the routine together and prepare to enact it ourselves.

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    Talk Talk Talk Talk Talk: Routines for Math Workshop (Coaches/Leaders/ Teacher Educators)

    June 25, 2020 7:00 p.m. EDT |  Speaker: Le’Vada Gray

    Webinar description: Research states that developing academic talk for underserved students is an effective method for teachers to help their students access mathematical concepts. In this session, teachers and coaches will examine number sense routines and discussion strategies to increase all underserved students' reasoning and discourse in a Math Workshop setting.

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    Playing with Mathematical Ideas (PK–Grade 2)

    June 29, 2020 7:00 p.m. EDT |  Speaker: Janice Novakowski

    Webinar description: What is math? Where is math? Who does math? The goals of our district's math studio is support students' mathematical learning through connected and playful experiences while also creating opportunities for student agency through meaningful projects. Stories and examples from a three year project in a math studio with K-3 classes will be shared.

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    Developing Powerful Creators of Mathematics through Rich Argumentation Discourse (Grades 6–8)

    June 30, 2020 7:00 p.m. EDT |  Speaker: Jennifer Knudsen, Teresa Lara-Meloy, and Harriette Stevens

    Webinar description: Argumentation discourse has the potential to help students develop as powerful users and creators of mathematics in a classroom community. This requires specific attention to creating safe environments to engage all youth. Come learn how to help your students take on mathematical authority through rich activities and powerful teaching moves.

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    July Webinar Schedule

    Making Math Culturally Relevant Through Experiential Learning (Grades 10–12)

    July 1, 2020 7:00 p.m. EDT |  Speaker: Breedeen Pickford-Murray and Kevin Davis

    Webinar description: Culturally relevant teaching is important, but it can seem like an impossible task to do it well. Often the missing ingredient in the classroom is student choice. Allowing students to develop their own projects gives them a space that honors who they are as individuals, helping them to form and develop their mathematical identities.

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    Amplifying Language in Sense Making Routines (Grades 3–5)

    July 6, 2020 7:00 p.m. EDT |  Speaker: Nichole Lindgren

    TODOS: Mathematics for All 100 Days of Professional Learning series speaker

    Webinar description: How do you introduce the language that students will need to access and participate in a sense making routine and avoid a disconnected, rote introduction? In this session you will learn how to embed strategies into sense making routines to amplify language, provide access, and encourage participation for emergent multilingual students.

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    Supporting ELs through Mathematical Inquiry and the Discursive Assessment Protocol (Grades 6–8)

    July 7, 2020 7:00 p.m. EDT |  Speaker: Richard Kitchen

    TODOS: Mathematics for All 100 Days of Professional Learning series speaker

    Webinar description: A research-based protocol will be shared in this session that is specifically designed to support the mathematical learning of English Learners. The "Discursive Assessment Protocol" (DAP) supports equitable mathematical learning of ELs, while providing teachers with a useful tool aligned with best practices and the CCSS-M Mathematical Practices.

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    Translanguaging to Persevere: Exploring Latinx Bilingual Students’ Collective Problem-solving (Grades 8–10)

    July 8, 2020 7:00 p.m. EDT |  Speaker: Hector Morales, Joseph DiNapoli, and Craig Willey

    TODOS: Mathematics for All 100 Days of Professional Learning series speaker

    Webinar description: This workshop explores the collaborative efforts of Latinx students drawing on their bilingualism to make meaning of mathematics. Through shared vignettes, student artifacts, and mathematical activity, we engage participants in analysis and discussion to inform ways of leveraging translanguaging to persevere in mathematics classrooms.

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    Humanizing Online Mathematics Teaching: Possibilities and Resistance (General Interest)

    TODOS: Mathematics for All 100 Days of Professional Learning series speaker

    July 9, 2020 7:00 p.m. EDT |  Speaker: Mary Raygoza

    Webinar description: This webinar explores building beloved classroom community, fostering equitable participation, engaging students in collaborative group work, connecting mathematics to students’ lives and the world we are in, and centering trauma-informed and healing-centered practices in the online classroom. We will also explore resisting oppressive and inequitable aspects of shifts to distance learning.

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    Hands Down, Speak Out: Exploring the Crossover between Math and Literacy Talk (PK–Grade 2)

    July 13, 2020 7:00 p.m. EDT |  Speaker: Kassia Omohundro Wedekind and Christy Thompson

    Webinar description: Come learn about Hands-Down Conversations, a structure for dialogue in which students take the lead, building agency and understandings as mathematicians and readers. We'll dig into strategies for engaging in argumentation and explore the crossover between the content areas.

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    Empowering Students in Math Through Entrepreneurship (Grades 6–8)

    July 14, 2020 7:00 p.m. EDT |  Speaker: Erin Krupa, Michael Belcher, and Jere Confrey

    Webinar description: Learn about the Design & Pitch Challenges in STEM: a curricular framework that situates middle grades mathematics learning in entrepreneurial pitch competitions. Participants will experience a challenge and explore how entrepreneurship can support interdisciplinary STEM learning, with a mathematics focus, to increase students' excitement for STEM.

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    A Lesson on Social Justice, What Should Be In It? (Grades 8–10)

    July 15, 2020 7:00 p.m. EDT |  Speaker: Kwame Anthony Scott

    Webinar description: Lesson Planning too often neglects to include the lifestyles of students of African ancestry. So, too often these students see no relevance in the lesson and it is not delivered from their point of reference. Thus, this presentation will merge a social justice approach to their life experiences with a mathematics topic with CRT.

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    High Impact Strategies for Sustaining Girls’ Academic Interest and Career Pursuits in Mathematics (General Interest)

    July 16, 2020 7:00 p.m. EDT |  Speaker: Lorraine Howard, President, Women and Mathematics Education

    Webinar description: From a Whole Child Approach to Education, we know student academic learning develops in direct connection to social and emotional skills development. In alignment with the Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL) framework, this webinar will—

    • address the need for accelerating the science of human development into the teaching and learning of mathematics, especially as it applies to girls; and
    • identity the SEL competencies, their effective teaching and learning strategies, and best practices for engaging and transforming girls’ sustaining approach in learning mathematics.

    Participants will come away from the webinar with an enhanced understanding of effective strategies for incorporating the SEL competencies into the teaching and learning of mathematics.

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    Making Fractions Fun! It is Possible! (Grades 3–7)

    July 20, 2020 7:00 p.m. EDT |  Speaker: Jennifer Wilson

    Webinar description: Don't dread teaching fraction concepts and skills to your students! Join us as we learn engaging activities that teach the fraction standards and allow your students to have fun at the same time! We will share and practice strategies that involve games and manipulatives to make fractions fun again that you can use immediately!

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    Kandinsky, Klee & Mondrian: Using Abstract Art to Teach Geometric Concepts & Fractions (Grades 6–8)

    July 21, 2020 7:00 p.m. EDT |  Speaker: Kristina Barnaby

    Webinar description:Join me as I showcase three lessons that infuse art into the math classroom. Students learn how shapes play a role in artistic design and apply mathematical concepts while creating their own interpretations of works by Kandinsky (area of circles), Klee (fractions), and Mondrian (area and perimeter of quadrilaterals). Student work will be showcased.

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    All Are Invited! Creating a Culture of Learning for Each and Every Student (Grades 8–10)

    July 22, 2020 7:00 p.m. EDT |  Speaker: Jacqui Lehmkuhl

    Webinar description:Participants will experience my 'mathemagical' learning wonderland where a culture of purpose, caring, and fun is the norm. Simple to implement strategies will be provided to start a revolution of positive change where even the most reluctant learners experience the joys, creativity, and the belief of themselves as mathematicians.

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    How to Help Students Become Problem Solvers, Not Math Robots (Grades 6–12)

    July 23, 2020 7:00 p.m. EDT |  Speaker: Robert Kaplinsky

    Webinar description: If you're frustrated because students seem like they understand what you teach them until you see their test scores, then you'll love using problems with open middles. Come learn how to implement problems that will clearly show what your kids know, help them become problem solvers, and have them begging for more.

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    August Webinar Schedule

    What Math Do Elementary Math Teachers Really Need to Know? (General Interest)

    August 3, 2020 7:00 p.m. EDT |  Speaker: Marian Small

    Webinar description: Let's explore the position that implicit in any set of math standards are ideas that students need to meet, not just skills to learn to perform. Teachers need to gain an understanding of those ideas to provide rich instruction; that is the math they need to know. We will explore a number of K-8 standards to see what this looks like.

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    Mathematical Discourse: Talk Is Only Part of the Equation (Grades 6–8)

    August 4, 2020 7:00 p.m. EDT |  Speaker: Gladis Kersaint

    Webinar description: Participants will engage in mathematics activity (e.g., Numbers, Geometry) that highlights the role of the mathematics teaching practices in developing students' conceptual understanding through authentic mathematics discourse.

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    The Power of Voice: How to Empower and Engage Students (and Still Meet Our Goals!) (Grades 8–10)

    August 5, 2020 7:00 p.m. EDT |  Speaker: Joleigh Honey and Dewey Gottlieb

    Webinar description: Join us to discuss essential components that utilize student thinking in class discussions that affirm mathematics learners' identities. Student voice provides rich data, allows for engagement, empowers learners, and positions students to own the mathematics.

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    Be Both Author and Illustrator of Mathematical Understanding (Grades 3–5)

    August 10, 2020 7:00 p.m. EDT |  Speaker: Jill Gough

    Webinar description: We want every learner in our care to be BOTH the author and illustrator of their mathematical understanding. Explore how to deepen understanding, promote productive struggle, and increase flexibility by using and connecting mathematical representations. Providing multiple pathways to success invites diverse learners' ideas to the conversation.

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    Focus on the Question: Making Sense of Problems and Persevering in Solving Them (Grades 6–8)

    August 11, 2020 7:00 p.m. EDT |  Speaker: Melanie Janzen and Catherine Vittorio

    Webinar description: This workshop will focus on a strategy to help students make sense of mathematical tasks and assist all learners in persevering and engaging in critical thinking. Participants will leave with resources that can be used in their classrooms on Monday.

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    Teaching Algebra: A Look Back at the Materials and Methods We Have Used over the Last 100 Years (Grades 8–10)

    August 12, 2020 7:00 p.m. EDT |  Speaker: Ben Sinwell

    Webinar description: We will look at how key concepts in algebra have been taught during the past 100+ years. We will accomplish this by looking at how textbooks, instruction, manipulatives and technology have changed, or remained the same, over the years. The session will conclude by looking forward at the ways in which we may teach algebra in the future.

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    Questioning Practices to Support Mathematical Practices (General Interest)

    August 13, 2020 7:00 p.m. EDT |  Speaker: Maggie McGatha and Jennifer Bay Williams

    Webinar description: Join us to learn tips for asking invitational questions to engage students & explore questions that focus on mathematical reasoning (via the mathematical practices). We will explore strategies & tools to help us as teachers and coaches to support the mathematical practices in our students, thereby helping students become mathematically proficient.

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    Fun Ways to Use Technology in Enhancing any Math Program (Grades 3–5)

    August 17, 2020 7:00 p.m. EDT |  Speaker: Susan Weiss

    Webinar description: We will explore how to use a variety of apps for the elementary grades which are available on any computer, tablet, or Chromebook. Learn how to adapt these apps to make your math teaching in both geometry and problem solving even more exciting. In using NCTM illuminations' apps, Scratch, and more, you will find great ideas to engage you students.

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    The Story of Problem Solving: Looking Back and Moving Forward (Grades 6–8)

    August 18, 2020 7:00 p.m. EDT |  Speaker: Sherrie Martinie and Julie Thiele

    Webinar description: 'Problem solving' is often linked to story or word problems, but this can be a very limited notion. In this session, we will explore a much deeper conception of problem solving. We will revisit past approaches to problem solving and dive into current practices. Finally, we will consider the problem solving of the future.

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    Looking for new and engaging ways to get students making math? Or for rich and flexible ways to expand the remote learning experience?

    August 19, 2020 7:00 p.m. EDT |  Speaker: Patrick Honner, Mike Larson, and Ashley Goetz

    Webinar description: Looking for new and engaging ways to get students making math? Or for rich and flexible ways to expand the remote learning experience?

    Join us as we explore how to simply and meaningfully integrate computer science into mathematics while leveraging online coding environments as distance learning platforms. We will share tools for learning, assessing, and collaborating at the intersection of math and computer science, that are suitable for both face-to-face teaching and remote learning. And we will provide ready-to-go resources for day one of the school year. No programming experience is necessary, but coders are welcome. We’ve got something for everyone!

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    Moving Achievement Together Holistically: An Indigenous Approach to Math Education (General Interest)

    August 20, 2020 7:00 p.m. EDT |  Speaker: Lisa Lunney Borden

    Webinar description: Moving Achievement Together Holistically (MATH) focuses on supporting Indigenous learners in Mi'kmaw communities in Canada. Session participants will see what it looks like to engage Indigenous students in math tasks that honour community ways of knowing, being and doing. Inspired by elders, these ideas are essential for some but good for all.

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    Formative Assessment: How Do Teachers Use Evidence of Student Thinking? What Is the Students’ Role? (Grades 3–5)

    August 24, 2020 7:00 p.m. EDT |  Speaker: Beth Terry and Dana Islas

    Webinar description: Assessing while you teach and using evidence of student understanding is vital for promoting achievement in mathematics! Dylan Wiliam (2011) states, 'Formative assessment should be more work for the recipients than the donors.' Join us as we highlight strategies for involving students in the assessment process via self-assessment and reflection.

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    The Most Misunderstood Standards in Grades 6-8: Are These Instructional Mistakes Happening in Your Class?

    August 25, 2020 7:00 p.m. EDT |  Speaker: Brian Dean and Rebecca Few

    Webinar description: There are some standards, regardless of the teacher, the school, or the district that seem to be commonly misunderstood. We do not believe this is ever done intentionally. For this session, we will learn and grow our brains together as we engage in a series of aligned tasks that highlight the true intent of these commonly misunderstood standards.

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    Self-Assessment in Math? How? (Grades 10–12)

    August 26, 2020 7:00 p.m. EDT |  Speaker: Claudia Mathison and Katelyn Hayes

    Webinar description: We will explore (and practice) strategies for using pathways and self-assessment to facilitate student agency. We will discuss the way(s) we have used self-assessment to inform learning pathways, allowing for exploration and collaboration-activities that meet students at their learning levels, engaging multiple perspectives to deep.

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    Assessing Mathematics Assessment Policies and Practices: Lessons Learned and Actions to Move Forward (General Interest)

    August 27, 2020 7:00 p.m. EDT |  Speaker: Diane Briars

    Webinar description: Since its inception, assessment has been a critical issue for NCTM. What can we learn from NCTM's past recommendations for effective assessment policies and practices, and how can these lessons help us move forward to create classroom, district, state and national assessments that support each student in attaining mathematical proficiency.

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    Place Value Understanding Through the Lens of an Elementary Student: Seems so easy but is it?! (Grades 3–5)

    August 31, 2020 7:00 p.m. EDT |  Speaker: Jenny Ainslie, Valerie Faulkner and Jessica Hunt

    Webinar description: Knowing how to supporting students when they struggle is grounded in how well we understand the mathematics. Want the biggest bang for your buck? Have a better understanding of our Base Ten system! We will give you experiences to reframe your thinking, as well as activities and strategies to implement in your classroom. (teachers, leaders, coaches)

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