Taking Action Preconference Workshop

  • Taking Action: Implementing Effective Mathematics Teaching in the Elementary Grades

    April 3, 2019 • San Diego Convention Center

    Engage in in-depth learning and get a jump-start to your networking at a preconference workshop. Workshop registration is open to all registered conference attendees and requires a separate fee. Preregistration is required.

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    Workshop Overview


    • Effective teaching matters for student learning of mathematics. Through this workshop, gain a richer understanding of the high-leverage, research-informed teaching practices identified in NCTM’s Principles to Actions. What is the role of connecting mathematical representations? In what ways can teachers support productive struggle so students take ownership of their learning? How do the eight teaching practices form a framework to guide the daily work of teaching mathematics? The session will engage you with classroom artifacts (e.g., narrative and video cases, student work, and tasks) to experience and see how the teaching practices can be implemented effectively in the elementary grades.


    Participants will:

    • Understand key features of the eight effective mathematics teaching practices.
    • Examine how the teaching practices interact as a framework for equitable mathematics instruction in the elementary grades.
    • Study a subset of the teaching practices in more depth—connecting representations, purposeful questioning, and supporting productive struggle.
    • Recognize the teaching practices as enacted in elementary classrooms and know how they support deeper learning of mathematics.

    Who Should Attend

    • All Teachers of Mathematics Grades K-5
    • Mathematics instructional coaches
    • Administrators


    • DeAnn Huinker, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
    • Beth Schefelker, School District of South Milwaukee, South Milwaukee, Wisconsin


    8:00 a.m.–9:00 a.m.
    Materials Pickup
    9:00 a.m.–10:30 a.m. The mathematics teaching framework and overview of the eight effective mathematics teaching practices
    10:30 a.m.–10:45 a.m. Break
    10:45 a.m.–11:45 a.m. Teaching Practice: Pose purposeful questions
    11:45 a.m.–12:30 p.m. Lunch (included in registration fee)
    12:30 p.m.–2:15 p.m. Teaching Practice: Use and connect mathematical representations 
    2:15 p.m.–2:30 p.m. Break
    2:30 p.m.–4:00 p.m. Teaching Practice: Support productive struggle in learning mathematics
    4:00 p.m.–4:30 p.m. Planning next steps and Evaluation 

    Additional Information

    Some of the material discussed in this session will be drawn from:

    Huinker, DeAnn, and Victoria Bill. (2017). Taking Action: Implementing Effective Mathematics Teaching Practices in Grades K-5. Reston, VA : National Council of Teachers of Mathematics.

    National Council of Teachers of Mathematics. (2014). Principles to Actions: Ensuring Mathematical Success for All. Reston, VA: NCTM

    Registration Information

    Preregistration required. Add a workshop to your  Annual Meeting registration in the Optional Events step.

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    With Annual Meeting and/or Research Conference Registration: $150
    Workshop Only: $200