Program and Presentations

  • Program and Presentations


    Opening Session

    Matthew R. Larson

    Matthew Larson

    NCTM President

    Taking Action to Ensure Mathematics Works for Each and Every Student

    New content standards may improve overall student achievement but are unlikely to reduce existing learning differentials. To ensure that mathematics works for each and every student, program improvement efforts must address the six principles outlined in NCTM's Principles to Actions: Ensuring Mathematical Success for All. This presentation will provide an overview of the six principles and outline the actions needed to overcome the obstacles that have traditionally stood in the way of making mathematics work for students.

    Timothy Kanold

    Timothy Kanold

    The Mathematics Leadership Center, Chicago

    Using Formative Assessment to Inspire Student Learning!

    In this inspirational session, we will examine how to use a formative assessment process effectively as part of our daily mathematics lesson design, as part of independent student practice (aka homework), and as part of our response to end-of-unit assessments. We will also closely examine the impact of those assessment results on our instruction for the next unit of study. Indeed, we are challenged to "know thy assessment impact" on each and every child!

    Robert Q. Berry III

    Robert Q. Berry III

    University of Virginia, Charlottesville

    Using Identity and Agency to Frame Access and Equity Principle

    This session will use vignettes and the voices of students, teachers, and other school personnel to highlight the Access and Equity Principle. Specifically, the session will use ideas of identity and agency as a framework for discussing the obstacles to implementing this Principle and ways to overcome these obstacles as described in Principles to Actions. This session will conclude with a discussion of teaching practices that cultivate identity and agency to support Access and Equity.



    February 3, 2017 
    8:00 a.m.–9:00 a.m. Materials Pickup
    9:00 a.m.–10:15 a.m. Principles to Actions Keynote – Matthew Larson
    10:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. Breakout Workshop 1
    12:30 p.m.–1:30 p.m. Boxed Lunches / Networking
    1:30 p.m.–3:00 p.m. Breakout Workshop 2  
    3:15 p.m.–4:30 p.m. Assessment Keynote – Timothy Kanold    
    4:30 p.m.–5:30 p.m.
    Team Time
    February 4, 2017 
    8:30 a.m.–9:45 a.m. Equity Keynote – Robert Q. Berry, III 
    10:00 a.m.–11:30 a.m. Breakout Workshop 3
    11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. Boxed Lunches / Networking / Team Time
    12:30 p.m.–2:00 p.m. Breakout Workshop 4
    2:15 p.m.–4:00 p.m.

    Breakout Workshop 5


    Pre-K–Grade 5 Facilitators

    • John SanGiovanni, Howard County Public Schools
    • Latrenda Knighten, East Baton Rouge Parish

    Workshop Descriptions

    Grades 6–8 Facilitators

    • Fred Dillon, Ideastream
    • Jennifer Outz, Seminole Middle School

    Workshop Descriptions

    Grades 9–12 Facilitators

    • Ben Sinwell, Pendelton High School
    • Brian Shay, Canyon Crest Academy  

    Workshop Descriptions

    School Leaders Facilitators

    • Diane Briars, NCTM Immediate Past President
    • John Carter, New Trier High School   

    Workshop Descriptions