Program and Presentations

  • Program and Presentations

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    Opening Session

    Dreaming and Standing on Their Shoulders

    Dr. Christine Mann Darden, NASA (Retired)
    Thursday, November 1  | 5:30 – 7:00 p.m.

    From cutting open a "talking doll" at age 5 to see what made her talk, to helping her dad with their car as a child, Darden tells how these experiences led to her interest in the physical sciences and ultimately to her love for plane geometry in high school. She loved how the content of the geometry class related to physical situations; and she loved how the material was presented! It was then that Darden began to think of mathematics as a college major. She goes on to tell her story. How, even though that geometry class was her highest level of high school mathematics, she was able to graduate college with a degree in Mathematics Education which ultimately led her to positions as a "Human Computer" and an "Aerospace Engineer" at NASA where she worked for 40 years, for 25 years as a researcher in Sonic Boom Minimization and finally in Senior Leadership.

    Bio: Darden was recently included in the book, "Hidden Figures," by author Margot Shetterly as one who stood on the shoulders of Katherine Johnson, Dorothy Vaughn, and Mary Jackson, NASA "Human" Computers" who as members of the segregated West Computers contributed to the NASA Space Program in the early 1960s and who in 2016 were featured in the Twentieth Century movie of the same name.

    Featured Sessions

    Formative Assessment: Using Hinge Questions, Providing Feedback, Informing Instruction
    Coaches/Leaders/Teacher Educators Workshop

    Skip Fennell, Jon Wray, and Beth Kobett
    Friday, November 2  | 1:30 – 2:45 p.m.

    Teaching with Intention: Focusing on What Matters
    General Interest Session

    Marian Small
    Friday, November 2  | 8:00 – 9:00 a.m.

    Functions: What Makes Them so Difficult?
    10 to 12 Session

    Gail Burrill
    Friday, November 2  | 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

    LT-Squared—Learning and Teaching with Learning Trajectories Tool: Support for Professional Learning
    Pre-K to 2 Session

    Doug Clements and Julie Sarama
    Friday, November 2  | 1:30 – 2:30 p.m.

    Taking Action: Implementing Effective Mathematics Teaching Practices in Grades 9-12
    General Interest Session

    Fred Dillon and Melissa Boston
    Friday, November 2  | 1:30 – 2:30 p.m.

    Casting a Wider Net: The Hows and Whys of Being a Connected Educator
    General Interest Session

    Lisa Henry
    Friday, November 2  | 4:30 – 5:30 p.m.

    Mathematics for Human Flourishing
    General Interest Session

    Francis Su
    Friday, November 2  | 3:00 – 4:00 p.m.

    President's Address: Catalyzing Change: Identity, Agency, Positionality and Equitable Instructional Practices
    General Interest Session

    Robert Q. Berry III
    Friday, November 2  | 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

    Developing Number Sense and Reasoning One Day at a Time (in grades 3-8)
    6 to 8 Workshop

    John SanGiovanni
    Saturday, November 3  | 8:00 – 9:00 a.m.

    Using Shifts in Classroom Practice to Support Procedural Fluency (and Conceptual Understanding)
    General Interest Session

    Jenny Bay-Williams and Maggie McGatha
    Saturday, November 3  | 9:45 – 11:00 a.m.

    Tier 1 and Tier 2 Mathematics Instruction: Supporting Students who Struggle
    3 to 5 Session

    Karen Karp
    Saturday, November 3  | 8:00 – 9:00 a.m.

    Lost in Space: Bone Density
    8 to 10 Workshop

    Tracy Zak-Johnson and Denise Young
    Saturday, November 3  | 3:15 – 4:30 p.m.

    Equitable Teaching Practices: The Key to Fostering Students Mathematical Reasoning and Sense Making
    6 to 8 Session

    Marilyn Strutchens
    Saturday, November 3  | 9:30 – 10:30 a.m.

    Goals, Tasks, and Conceptual Understanding: Taking Action to Enhance Learning Opportunities
    6 to 8 Session

    Mike Steele
    Saturday, November 3  | 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

    The Homework Inequality: 1 Great Problem > 39 Repetitive Exercises
    6 to 8 Session

    Patrick Vennebush
    Saturday, November 3  | 1:30 – 2:30 p.m.

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