Past Recordings

What Math Do Elementary Math Teachers Really Need to Know?

Presented by: Marian Small,
Grades: 3rd to 5th, PreK to 2nd

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.

Mathematical Discourse: Talk Is Only Part of the Equation

Presented by: Gladis Kersaint,
Grades: 6th to 8th

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.

Coding Math at a Distance

Presented by: Patrick Honner, Mike Larson, Ashley Goetz,
Grades: 6th to 8th, High School

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?

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

Presented by: Joleigh Honey, Dewey Gottlieb,
Grades: 6th to 8th, High School

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.

Empowering, Encouraging, and Supporting Teachers to Present at NCTM Conferences (General Interest)

Presented by: Fred Dillon, Jennifer Outzs, Mario Martinez, Latrenda Knighten,
Grades: 3rd to 5th, 6th to 8th, High School, Higher Education, PreK to 2nd

Webinar description: Every profession benefits from the shared knowledge of its practitioners. Who better to contribute to professional development than classroom teachers themselves? What do you want to share? Are there things your students are doing that you are proud of? What is something you have tried that was successful with your students? What’s keeping you from sharing your ideas? We are here to help you learn about the proposal process, give tips on how to write a high-quality proposal and to give a successful presentation, and be an active contributor to NCTM’s conferences!

Be Both Author and Illustrator of Mathematical Understanding

Presented by: Jill Gough,
Grades: 3rd to 5th

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.

Focus on the Question: Making Sense of Problems and Persevering in Solving Them

Presented by: Melanie Janzen, Catherine Vittorio,
Grades: 6th to 8th

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.

Teaching Algebra: A Look Back at the Materials and Methods We Have Used over the Last 100 Years

Presented by: Ben Sinwell,
Grades: 6th to 8th, High School

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.

Questioning Practices to Support Mathematical Practices (General Interest)

Presented by: Maggie McGatha, Jennifer Bay-Williams,
Grades: 3rd to 5th, 6th to 8th, High School, Higher Education, PreK to 2nd

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.

Fun Ways to Use Technology in Enhancing any Math Program

Presented by: Susan Weiss,
Grades: 3rd to 5th

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.

The Story of Problem Solving: Looking Back and Moving Forward

Presented by: Sherrie Martinie, Julie Thiele,
Grades: 6th to 8th

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.

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

Presented by: Lisa Lunney Borden,
Grades: 3rd to 5th, 6th to 8th, High School, Higher Education, PreK to 2nd

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.

Formative Assessment: How Do Teachers Use Evidence of Student Thinking? What Is the Students’ Role?

Presented by: Beth Terry, Dana Islas,
Grades: 3rd to 5th

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.

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

Presented by: Brian Dean, Rebecca Few,
Grades: 6th to 8th

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.

Self-Assessment in Math? How?

Presented by: Claudia Mathison, Katelyn Hayes,
Grades: High School

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.

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

Presented by: Diane Briars,
Grades: 3rd to 5th, 6th to 8th, High School, Higher Education, PreK to 2nd

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.

Place Value Understanding Through the Lens of an Elementary Student: Seems so easy but is it?!

Presented by: Jenny Ainslie, Valerie Faulkner, Jessica Hunt,
Grades: 3rd to 5th

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)

Break Through Implicit Bias with a Conversation (Sponsored by Carnegie Learning)

Presented by: Afreeka Miller,
Grades: 6th to 8th

Let's talk. We can break through the walls of implicit bias through conversation. The time is now to engage with fellow educators and understand the impact of implicit bias in our daily work. Embracing the fact that we all have them and are not "bad" people for them is the starting point of a movement in powerfully changing classroom practice.

Carnegie Learning

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