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Friday, November 5
 

8:00am PDT

Exhibit Hall and Raffle Information!
There are Amazing Sponsors and Exhibitors to visit in the Exhibit Hall! AND we have raffles all conference long for fabulous prizes! See the attached files for all the updated details.

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Friday November 5, 2021 8:00am - Saturday November 6, 2021 4:00pm PDT
Exhibit Hall
  PK-12

8:30am PDT

10: Pre-Conference - Time to Unmute: Empowering Voices - Greeting and Sponsor Address

Learn from experienced coaches and mathematics educators from across the nation, as we engage in meaningful collaboration and conversations. Sessions have been designed to equip coaches and leaders as they support teachers in using their voice as they strive to elevate the voice of each and every one of their students.


Friday November 5, 2021 8:30am - 8:50am PDT
PSCC – Primrose B

9:00am PDT

24: Coaching the Coaches

The success of math coaches depends on their own coaching. In this session, we will talk about why coaches need mentors too and how to best support change through service leadership. We will share our own experiences and some insights on fostering change through a grass roots movement instead of a top-down directive. 


Friday November 5, 2021 9:00am - 9:40am PDT
PSCC – Mesquite D

9:00am PDT

25: Using UDL to Rethink Professional Learning Design

Come discuss how we can use learner variability to rethink the design of professional learning. We’ll consider how we reduce barriers to create opportunities and leverage the assets that jagged learner profiles offer in our design choices. 


Friday November 5, 2021 9:00am - 9:40am PDT
PSCC – Mesquite E

9:00am PDT

26: Adrift and Sinking: Keeping Struggling Teachers Afloat

It’s hard to develop a teacher when they are struggling to even keep their head above water. We can suggest classroom techniques all day, but how do we support the improvement of new and struggling teachers? Come share promising practices, vent a little, and feel better about your previous efforts.


Friday November 5, 2021 9:00am - 9:40am PDT
PSCC – Mesquite F

9:00am PDT

21: Enhancing Your Advocacy Skills: Empowering Coaches and Leaders to Become Agents of Change in Mathematics Education

Creating a shared vision for high-quality, equitable mathematics teaching and learning is no easy task. Yet, it is essential that all stakeholders have the same understanding if students are to have coherent mathematical experiences. Regardless of your role in the system, you can be a bold mathematics education leader that can lead this work. This session is designed to strengthen your advocacy skills by drawing upon the psychology of how people learn and are influenced to change. We will look at how to scale our efforts from working with just a few colleagues to changing an entire system. Participants will leave with a wealth of resources to support this work within their own districts.


Friday November 5, 2021 9:00am - 9:50am PDT
PSCC – Mesquite A

9:00am PDT

22: Amplifying Diverse Voices through the Proposed Draft CA Math Framework

During this session we will provide a brief overview of the proposed math framework and key areas to read in our time limited lives. Participants will have opportunities to discuss in small groups the strengths of the framework and the possible concerns with the proposed framework. These discussions will allow for problem solving, sharing of anecdotal data, and ideas for supporting implementation. We will discuss how the framework offers opportunities to amplify diverse voices within our classrooms, sites, districts, and communities.


Friday November 5, 2021 9:00am - 9:50am PDT
PSCC – Mesquite B

9:00am PDT

23: Seven Strategies to Make Your Mathematics Class More Equitable

Many teachers desire to have more equitable math classrooms, but don’t know where to start. In this presentation, participants will learn seven practical ways they can create more equitable math classrooms where all students get what they need to be successful. Kyndall Brown will share personal stories, tips from the classroom, and lessons he has learned on their journey to become more equitable math educators


Friday November 5, 2021 9:00am - 9:50am PDT
PSCC – Mesquite C

10:00am PDT

31: Enhancing Your Advocacy Skills: Empowering Coaches and Leaders to Become Agents of Change in Mathematics Education

Creating a shared vision for high-quality, equitable mathematics teaching and learning is no easy task. Yet, it is essential that all stakeholders have the same understanding if students are to have coherent mathematical experiences. Regardless of your role in the system, you can be a bold mathematics education leader that can lead this work. This session is designed to strengthen your advocacy skills by drawing upon the psychology of how people learn and are influenced to change. We will look at how to scale our efforts from working with just a few colleagues to changing an entire system. Participants will leave with a wealth of resources to support this work within their own districts.


Friday November 5, 2021 10:00am - 10:50am PDT
PSCC – Mesquite A

10:00am PDT

32: Amplifying Diverse Voices through the Proposed Draft CA Math Framework

During this session we will provide a brief overview of the proposed math framework and key areas to read in our time limited lives. Participants will have opportunities to discuss in small groups the strengths of the framework and the possible concerns with the proposed framework. These discussions will allow for problem solving, sharing of anecdotal data, and ideas for supporting implementation. We will discuss how the framework offers opportunities to amplify diverse voices within our classrooms, sites, districts, and communities.


Friday November 5, 2021 10:00am - 10:50am PDT
PSCC – Mesquite B

10:00am PDT

33: Seven Strategies to Make Your Mathematics Class More Equitable

Many teachers desire to have more equitable math classrooms, but don’t know where to start. In this presentation, participants will learn seven practical ways they can create more equitable math classrooms where all students get what they need to be successful. Kyndall Brown will share personal stories, tips from the classroom, and lessons he has learned on their journey to become more equitable math educators


Friday November 5, 2021 10:00am - 10:50am PDT
PSCC – Mesquite C

10:00am PDT

34: Coaching the Coaches

The success of math coaches depends on their own coaching. In this session, we will talk about why coaches need mentors too and how to best support change through service leadership. We will share our own experiences and some insights on fostering change through a grass roots movement instead of a top-down directive. 


Friday November 5, 2021 10:00am - 10:50am PDT
PSCC – Mesquite D

10:00am PDT

35: Using UDL to Rethink Professional Learning Design

Come discuss how we can use learner variability to rethink the design of professional learning. We’ll consider how we reduce barriers to create opportunities and leverage the assets that jagged learner profiles offer in our design choices. 


Friday November 5, 2021 10:00am - 10:50am PDT
PSCC – Mesquite E

10:00am PDT

36: Adrift and Sinking: Keeping Struggling Teachers Afloat

It’s hard to develop a teacher when they are struggling to even keep their head above water. We can suggest classroom techniques all day, but how do we support the improvement of new and struggling teachers? Come share promising practices, vent a little, and feel better about your previous efforts.


Friday November 5, 2021 10:00am - 10:50am PDT
PSCC – Mesquite F

11:00am PDT

40: Pre-Conference - Panel Discussion

Friday November 5, 2021 11:00am - 12:00pm PDT
PSCC, Primrose B

1:30pm PDT

121: Challenged by Choice: Self-Differentiating Math Games

Students engage and re-engage with math games that are appropriately challenging. The games demonstrated in this session are easily differentiated and provide a setting for all students to choose to engage at their present level of math expertise.

Speakers
avatar for John Felling

John Felling

/math, Box Cars And One Eyed Jacks
John brings a wealth of knowledge, insights, tips and humor to his presentations, gained through his work with students and teachers throughout North America. He is a featured speaker at many regional, national and international educational conferences and has authored articles for... Read More →



Friday November 5, 2021 1:30pm - 3:00pm PDT
PSCC, Mesquite C
  3-5

1:30pm PDT

123: Number Line to 10000000 and Other Math Manipulatives

Join us for a demonstration by Jim Franklin, teacher of special education, who invented a number line to help students round numbers up to 10,000,000 and other manipulatives that address fractions, decimals, money, elapsed time, and capacity.

Speakers
avatar for Jim Franklin

Jim Franklin

Slide-A-Round Math Manipulatives, LLC
View Slide-A-Round Math Manipulatives video.Find handouts and articles on Slide-A-Round's website.">I am Jim Franklin, an inclusion special education teacher from Elm Street Elementary in Rome, GA. I have invented a number line to 10,000,000 and other math manipulatives that address fractions, decimals, elapsed time, weight, capacity, and money. They are also available for low... Read More →


Friday November 5, 2021 1:30pm - 3:00pm PDT
PSCC, Smoke Tree B
  3-5

1:30pm PDT

161: 321 Blastoff: Launching into Social Justice Math Lessons

Student engagement in math is greater when they see its relevance to issues that matter. We will explore a framework for planning lessons that apply math to social justice issues and share examples of how local teachers put these into practice.

Speakers
ME

Mark Ellis

CSU Fullerton
avatar for Patrice Waller

Patrice Waller

Associate Professor, CSU Fullerton


Friday November 5, 2021 1:30pm - 3:00pm PDT
PSCC, Primrose D
  6-12

1:30pm PDT

162: Up for Debate! Routines to Build Discussion & Argumentation

How do we help students construct viable arguments and critique the reasoning of others? With debate! Come learn and experience ideas for creating math-debating and discussion-centered classrooms that will empower and engage students of all levels.

Speakers
avatar for Chris Luzniak

Chris Luzniak

Math Teacher, Columbus Academy
Chris Luzniak is currently a math teacher and consultant, living in central Ohio. His 15+ years of teaching mathematics began in New York City public schools, where he also founded and coached the Speech and Debate team. Through this combination of teaching and coaching, Chris has... Read More →


Friday November 5, 2021 1:30pm - 3:00pm PDT
Renaissance, Catalina
  6-12

1:30pm PDT

163: Mathematical Identity as a Lever for Equity

This session will introduce strategies for Building Student Mathematical Identity with the goal of Empowering Student Thinking. We will use the math framework & engage in collaborative problem solving to unmute the diverse voices in your classroom!

Speakers
avatar for Phillip Turner

Phillip Turner

Teacher, Secondary Math TOSA, ATMALA, Norwalk High School


Friday November 5, 2021 1:30pm - 3:00pm PDT
Renaissance, Andreas
  6-12

1:30pm PDT

164: Turn Up the Volume: Engaging Starters that Launch Learners

Are you asking the RIGHT questions? Explore how to create sound waves from YOUR mathematicians by turning up the volume through engaging lesson starters & purposeful questions that amplify ALL student voices while building an equitable classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Marcie Curcie

Marcie Curcie

Math Instructional Coach, Hemet USD
avatar for Cassandra Rollins

Cassandra Rollins

Math Instructional Coach, Professional Development
I am proud to be the site math coach at RVMS. My coaching work is anchored in - what is best for equitable student learning and the following quote, “Coaches ALL share one goal- in helping someone else get better at something important. "



Friday November 5, 2021 1:30pm - 3:00pm PDT
Renaissance, Cactus
  6-12

1:30pm PDT

165: Establishing Your Equity Floor - Access Through Calibration

A true, right, and just education for all students begins with providing access to a rigorous curriculum. This interactive session guides teachers with how to calibrate to grade-level standards and support equitable outcomes for ALL students.

Speakers
avatar for Lisa Ceja

Lisa Ceja

Achievement Specialist, Orenda Education


Friday November 5, 2021 1:30pm - 3:00pm PDT
Renaissance, Chino A
  6-12

1:30pm PDT

166: Becoming a Social Justice Math Activist Through PBL

Engage as a student and reflect as a teacher on the pieces of a social justice math project about food access. We will launch the project, explore a task rooted in the project's math goals and essential questions, and look at student work.

Speakers
avatar for Mele Sato

Mele Sato

High Tech High Media Arts
avatar for Sarah Strong

Sarah Strong

High Tech High



Friday November 5, 2021 1:30pm - 3:00pm PDT
Renaissance, Chino B
  6-12

1:30pm PDT

167: Recovering from the pandemic: SEL techniques for your class

Come enhance your Social and Emotional Learning skills to help students manage their emotions and show care and concern for others. Instructors will share tips that they have used in their classrooms to build community and establish positive bonds

Speakers
MD

Michelle Doherty

Walker Junior High/ ATMALA


Friday November 5, 2021 1:30pm - 3:00pm PDT
Renaissance, Pueblo A
  6-12

1:30pm PDT

168: Teaching Mathematics - An Intuitive Approach 

This method of teaching math builds upon a students innate knowledge of math. Rather than procedures and formulas, it guides the student to an intuitive understanding much faster than traditional method. Emphasis is on writing one's own materials.

Speakers
RV

Robert Vriesman

Mary B. Perry High School


Friday November 5, 2021 1:30pm - 3:00pm PDT
Renaissance, Pueblo B
  6-12

1:30pm PDT

169: Teaching 3.0 - Equitable Teaching in a Post-COVID World

Equitable teaching means empowering students to see math as a tool for solving culturally relevant problems. Come ready to experience the activities we developed during COVID that forced us to shift to "Teaching 3.0" to engage/motivate our students.

Speakers
MK

Matthew Kim

ICMath LLC
avatar for Ivan Cheng

Ivan Cheng

Professor, CSU Northridge
I am passionate about helping teachers be effective with ALL of their students through the use of guided discovery learning activities.



Friday November 5, 2021 1:30pm - 3:00pm PDT
Renaissance, Santa Rosa
  6-12

1:30pm PDT

171: Let continuous assessment inform the flow of your lesson.

Discuss how data from an algebra class's opener, closer, practice session and lecture can impact instruction. Cooperative groups focused on equitable access, social status and differentiation are featured. Tools to quickly collect data will be shown.

Speakers
avatar for Allan Bellman

Allan Bellman

Professor of Mathematics Education, University of Mississippi
Here is a profile I've used recently. It sort of tells my story. Dr. Allan Bellman is a Professor of Mathematics Education in the School of Education at the University of Mississippi working with both pre-service and in-service secondary mathematics teachers. His special interest... Read More →


Friday November 5, 2021 1:30pm - 3:00pm PDT
Hilton, Plaza B
  6-12

1:30pm PDT

172: Activate Diverse Voices with Geometric Transformations

The game Battleship is designed to promote problem solving and strategic planning. Participants will play a unique version of the game with focus on inquiry-based activities to enrich vocabulary and discover properties of geometric transformations.

Speakers
avatar for Cherie Ichinose

Cherie Ichinose

CSU Fullerton


Friday November 5, 2021 1:30pm - 3:00pm PDT
Hilton, Plaza C
  6-12

1:30pm PDT

173: Engaging All Students So They Have Fun While Learning Math

After a year of remote learning, engaging all our students can feel overwhelming. This collaborative session will share fun instructional strategies that will get your students involved and talking while they learn the skills they need to succeed.

Speakers
avatar for Caline Khavarani Smith

Caline Khavarani Smith

Math Education Consultant
Caline Khavarani Smith has been a math educator for seventeen years, eleven years as a teacher and six years as a consultant. She has taught every grade level from ninth grade through community college, and has coached both middle and high school teachers. One of her favorite positions... Read More →



Friday November 5, 2021 1:30pm - 3:00pm PDT
Hilton, Plaza D
  6-12

1:30pm PDT

174: Equitable Practices in Supporting Students & Teachers

Focus on intentional approaches in equitable teaching practices prior to, during, and following instruction. Through student-centered instruction, we will de-silo content, methods, technology, equity, and assessment in a connected & coherent fashion.

Speakers
avatar for Farshid Safi

Farshid Safi

University of Central Florida


Friday November 5, 2021 1:30pm - 3:00pm PDT
PSCC, Smoke Tree A
  6-12

1:30pm PDT

141: From Math Talks to a Culture of Mathematical Reasoning

Want to take your math talks to the next level? We'll discuss ways to build student confidence so they feel confident to share, and ways to have student-led discussions where they build on each others' thinking and can answer each others' questions.

Speakers
AR

Angela Reed

South Jr. High/ ATMALA



Friday November 5, 2021 1:30pm - 3:00pm PDT
PSCC, Mesquite A
  6-8

1:30pm PDT

142: Using Opening Problems to Spark Engagement

Participants will experience three approachable problems that grow as students deepen their understanding of probability, equations, and functions and graphs.

Speakers
avatar for Shelley Kriegler

Shelley Kriegler

President, Center for Mathematics and Teaching
Dr. Shelley Kriegler was a middle and high school math teacher for 20 years. She then joined the UCLA Mathematics Department as the Director of the Math Content Programs for Teachers where she created and taught courses for teachers who wanted to earn authorizations to teach middle... Read More →
CR

Cynthia Raff

Center for Mathematics and Teaching


Friday November 5, 2021 1:30pm - 3:00pm PDT
PSCC, Mesquite D
  6-8

1:30pm PDT

143: Finding and hearing every student's voice in Mathematics

This interactive session will focus on instructional routines that ignite students' mathematical ideas, provide time for student conversations and collaboration, and build on current knowledge.

Speakers
LM

Lisa Mathews

LearnZillion


Friday November 5, 2021 1:30pm - 3:00pm PDT
Renaissance, San Jacinto
  6-8, Sponsor

1:30pm PDT

152: "How Can I Raise My Grade?"-A Journey Towards Grading Equity

Share one High School math teacher's pedagogical journey in discovering about Grading Equity: beginning with inspiration working with author Dr. Doug Reeves, then growing through practice to a 20/20 Focus, and now assessing thru Student Voice

Speakers
avatar for Michael Doll

Michael Doll

Senior High Teacher, Middle College High School, San Bernardino City Unified School District


Friday November 5, 2021 1:30pm - 3:00pm PDT
PSCC, Mesquite F
  9-12

1:30pm PDT

154: Back and Forth

Introducing topics can be a challenge, we'll explore 3 low floor/high ceiling tasks and surface 3 functions studied is HS. The tasks reveal key features of each function and can serve as a launch of a unit; all by simply moving things back and forth.

Speakers
avatar for Manny Lopez

Manny Lopez

Fontana Unified School District


Friday November 5, 2021 1:30pm - 3:00pm PDT
Hilton, Palm Canyon
  9-12

1:30pm PDT

155: Making Rate of Change Come to Life for Students

Engage students to visualize & experience rate of change using motion detector technology. Using this real-life scenario, participants will engage as students and discuss teacher moves to guide students through the understanding of rate of change.

Speakers
avatar for Veronica Carlson

Veronica Carlson

Mathematics, Educational Consultant
For 35 years, Veronica has taught mathematics at Moon Valley High School in Phoenix, AZ, where she most recently taught College Algebra. Veronica is also an adjunct mathematics instructor at Glendale Community College. She has presented at many national, state, and local conferences... Read More →


Friday November 5, 2021 1:30pm - 3:00pm PDT
PSCC, Smoke Tree C
  9-12

1:30pm PDT

156: Lessons Learned from Distance Learning

Let's explore ideas from distance learning I'll continue to use in person like using Flipgrid so students can record & submit screencasts of Desmos lessons, number talks, assessment corrections, & how I used Edpuzzle for a multi-step art project.

Speakers

Friday November 5, 2021 1:30pm - 3:00pm PDT
Hilton, Tapestry
  9-12

1:30pm PDT

191: Animating Calculus Concepts with Dynamic Graphs

Dynamic graphs using Desmos and GeoGebra will illustrate limits, related rates, optimizations, Taylor series, polar graphs, parametric equations, and other concepts. Links will be provided to all attendees for use in their own classrooms.

Speakers
avatar for Mark Hugen

Mark Hugen

Cerritos College



Friday November 5, 2021 1:30pm - 3:00pm PDT
Renaissance, Mojave Lrng Ctr
  College

1:30pm PDT

101: From Oakland to Wakanda: Transforming Mathematics Classrooms to Become Equitable and Empowering Spaces for Black and Brown Students

In this talk, we will use the context of the Marvel Movie Black Panther and our pedagogical imaginations to consider how we might transform mathematics classrooms to become equitable and empowering spaces for Black and Brown students. Leveraging the context of Wakanda this talk connects features of Wakanda to high quality mathematics teaching and learning. Strategies include connecting math tasks to problems of social justice, valuing and making space for students’ cultural identities and interests, and the use of “rough draft talk”.

This presentation will draw on particular moments from the Black Panther movie to illustrate the use of mathematics for solving real world problems, building one’s community, addressing problems of social justice, and more. In particular, the character’s problem-solving skills and integration of technology (i.e. Vibranium), engineering (i.e. kinetic energy in the Black Panther suit), and science (i.e. force, motion) along with mathematics will be central in this presentation. The goal of this presentation is to connect a recently popular movie as a context for exploring what math classrooms might look like in Wakanda. This “pedagogical imagining” of a non-colonized classroom provides space for participants to “see” beyond incremental changes to consider how math classrooms can be re-designed to empower students. Namely, teaching practices that value and include students’ cultural identities and those promoting equity and justice seem central in Wakandan classrooms.


Speakers

Friday November 5, 2021 1:30pm - 3:00pm PDT
PSCC, Primrose A
  PK-12

1:30pm PDT

103: Leading and Coaching through Courageous Conversations about Equity into Action

We were called to action by the NCSM/TODOs statement that asked us to examine “Math Education Through the Lens of Social Justice: Acknowledgment, Actions, and Accountability”. As educator leaders and coaches , in the midst of civil unrest and a global pandemic, we are seeing more and more stakeholders acknowledging the racism and marginalization of BIPOC students, especially in mathematics. Join this session to listen about, share, and explore actions that encourage educators, sites, and systems beyond acknowledgement. We will use structures and guidance from Courageous Conversations, Learning for Justice, and “A Pathway for Equitable Math Instruction” to model ways to continue these equity-conversations through your leadership and offer concrete actions that dismantle inequitable systems in classrooms, at sites, and in districts. As we move towards collective actions, we will reimagine and actualize math experiences that are rooted in “wonder, beauty, and joy” for all students.

Speakers
avatar for Aly Martinez

Aly Martinez

Instructional Coordinator TK-12 Mathematics


Friday November 5, 2021 1:30pm - 3:00pm PDT
Hilton, Horizon I
  PK-12

1:30pm PDT

181: Cultivating Students' Math Identities

How do students in your classes view themselves as mathematical learners? In this session, we will share activities and resources educators can use and customize with students to cultivate a classroom community with positive math identities.

Speakers
avatar for Denise Green

Denise Green

Coach, Desmos
DK

Dennis Kombe

Higher Ed. Faculty, Teaching Staff, CSUMB


Friday November 5, 2021 1:30pm - 3:00pm PDT
PSCC, Mesquite G
  PK-12

1:30pm PDT

182: Unlock Mathematics Through UDL

Come participate in sample lessons, as we utilize the UDL framework to provide equitable access to all students in mathematics. Leave the session with new understandings of the UDL Framework and ready made resources to use the next day.

Speakers
avatar for Ana Murphy

Ana Murphy

Mathematics Coordinator, Imperial County Office of Education
PJ

Priscilla Johnson

Imperial County Office of Education


Friday November 5, 2021 1:30pm - 3:00pm PDT
PSCC, Mesquite H
  PK-12

1:30pm PDT

183: Productive Struggle + Manipulatives = Success!

Rich tasks to engage students in solving and discussing are a vital part of classrooms. Manipulatives can be utilized to help students by providing entry points for all students. Additional strategies will be shared to support productive struggle.

Speakers
avatar for Kevin Dykema

Kevin Dykema

Mattawan Consolidated Schools


Friday November 5, 2021 1:30pm - 3:00pm PDT
PSCC, Oasis 3
  PK-12, Sponsor

1:30pm PDT

184: PD Lacks Equity: Why We Need a New Culture of PD

All K-12 teachers are invited to join a grassroots movement to disrupt the status quo of our current structure of PD from the "inside-out" Until we do, PD will be an obstacle to improving our expertise of achieving equitable outcomes for students.

Speakers
CO

Chase Orton

chaseorton.com



Friday November 5, 2021 1:30pm - 3:00pm PDT
Renaissance, Sierra
  PK-12

1:30pm PDT

185: Math 4 Antiracism: Redefining Quality Education in Community

How can math class be a driver of antiracism and greater social justice? Join the conversation alongside educators from the United States and Ecuador as we build our vision of a just, equitable world shaped by quality math education.

Speakers
avatar for Callie Herring

Callie Herring

Director of Global Partnerships, Mathkind Global
Callie is based on the coast of Ecuador, where she leads Mathkind Global's education strategy and partnerships work. She studied Elementary Education at Appalachian State University and has a Master’s Degree in Bilingual Education from the University of Texas at the Permian Basin... Read More →
avatar for Paola Castillo Domenech

Paola Castillo Domenech

Director of partnerships, Ecuador, Mathkind Global
Pao is based in Quito, Ecuador, where she worked as a math professor at the Universidad San Francisco (USFQ). She taught statistics and researched mathematics teaching and learning as part of the Ecuadorian delegation of the Capacity and Networking Project organized by the International... Read More →


Friday November 5, 2021 1:30pm - 3:00pm PDT
Hilton, Horizon II
  PK-12

1:30pm PDT

186: No Problem At All! Problem-Based Learning for All

Explore strategies that help students develop a deeper understanding of concepts through interacting with each other and their teachers.

Speakers
HS

Heather Sander

Savvas Learning Company
avatar for Erin Brand-Delgado

Erin Brand-Delgado

Curriculum Specialist, Savvas Learning Company


Friday November 5, 2021 1:30pm - 3:00pm PDT
Hilton, Oasis 2
  PK-12, Sponsor

1:30pm PDT

188: Strategies for Combating Math Anxiety in Students

What do we do when students have math anxiety? Do teaching moves contribute to math anxiety? How can we include interventions for math anxiety in our teaching? This session will explore ways to combat math anxiety from a former math hater.

Speakers
HS

Heidi Sabnani

Looney Math Consulting/Math Together Show


Friday November 5, 2021 1:30pm - 3:00pm PDT
Hilton, Plaza A
  PK-12

1:30pm PDT

111: Count on Me! Let's Play Games to Build Number Sense Skills!

Need creative games to practice skills like counting, subitizing, composing and decomposing numbers? You have arrived at your destination! Experience the motivating games designed to have students begging to play! Be a player!

Speakers
avatar for Kim Sutton

Kim Sutton

Educational Consultant, Creative Mathematics
Kim Sutton has been an elementary educator for more than 40 years, having taught primary, intermediate, and upper grades. Kim has won many honors and had many exciting experiences: • Mentor Teacher in Mathematics and Science • Finalist for the Presidential Award as “Math Teacher... Read More →


Friday November 5, 2021 1:30pm - 3:00pm PDT
PSCC, Primrose C
  PK-2

1:30pm PDT

112: Big Book Fun for Everyone: Math and Literature Connection

Teachers will see a variety of children's literature big books and how these are used to bridge language to develop mathematical concepts. Participants will see examples of how to use literature to teach counting, adding, subtracting, and comparing.

Speakers

Friday November 5, 2021 1:30pm - 3:00pm PDT
PSCC, Mesquite B
  PK-2

1:30pm PDT

132: Cultivating Mathematicians: When DEI Drives Design

Students need a curriculum that embraces their mathematical brilliance and highlights mathematical contributions of people who look like them. How do we create content designed through the lens of DEI to empower students of color? Through co-design!

Speakers
avatar for Nina Wu

Nina Wu

Creative Content Manager, MIND Research Institute


Friday November 5, 2021 1:30pm - 3:00pm PDT
PSCC, Smoke Tree D
  PK-5

1:30pm PDT

133: E-L-L or A-L-L? ELL Strategies for Involving ALL Learners

Amplify, Don't Simplify! Learn ways to invite every student to the mathematics table with language strategies that encourage students to be doers and communicators of mathematics. Workshop based on research from NCTM's Beyond Good Teaching.

Speakers
avatar for Andrew Byrns

Andrew Byrns

National K-12 Mathematics Curriculum Specialist, Savvas Learning Company
I like talking about how to make kids fall in love with learning math!


Friday November 5, 2021 1:30pm - 3:00pm PDT
PSCC, Smoke Tree E
  PK-5

1:30pm PDT

134: All Gain Access Through Play: 8 Games for Learning Recovery

To aid students' learning recovery, we leverage the research about the power of games to address vital fluency and comprehension standards. Through play, students engage in grade-level content and see themselves as capable participants in math.

Speakers
avatar for Jen Hunt

Jen Hunt

Elementary Math Consultant, Author of Kickstart: Number Sense, Owner of New Math Minds LLC, New Math Minds LLC
Kickstart: Number Sense is a K-2 math intervention to help students get on track in the early years. Written by a K-2 teacher for K-2 students, Kickstart: Number Sense is based in brain research using developmentally appropriate practices and is easy for anyone (teachers, EAs, IAs... Read More →



Friday November 5, 2021 1:30pm - 3:00pm PDT
PSCC, Smoke Tree F
  PK-5

1:30pm PDT

192: Lesson Study - becoming students of our students' thinking

Participants will explore how lesson study was used to spread student-centered practices by giving teachers the chance to learn how their students make sense of math concepts, and how their instructional practices support or hinder that process.

Speakers
CC

Cate Challen

Improvement Coach, High Tech High Graduate School of Education
I am an improvement coach at the High Tech High Graduate School of Education. We partner with teachers across Southern California to develop equitable practices for students. We use continuous improvement structures to identify success and drive progress.
avatar for Daisy Sharrock

Daisy Sharrock

Project Director, High Tech High Graduate School of Ed
Daisy Sharrock leads the Mathematical Agency Improvement Community (MAIC), a network of 16 southern California schools working to abolish the phrase "I am not a math person." The network of teachers and administrators uses improvement science tools and methodologies to identify, test... Read More →


Friday November 5, 2021 1:30pm - 3:00pm PDT
Renaissance, Ventura
  Teacher Ed

3:00pm PDT

The Hub: Chat with amazing speakers!
Chat with these amazing speakers at the CMC-South Hub inside the Exhibit Hall!
Friday, 3:00 - 3:30 pm: Christina Lincoln-Moore, Kyndall Brown, Grace Kelemanik, Amy Lucenta, and Martin Flashman
Saturday, 10:00 - 10:30 am: Berkeley Everett, Annie Fetter, Kevin Dykema, and Susan Kunze
Saturday, 12:10 - 12:40 pm: Sunil Singh, Nolan Fossum, and Chris Luzniak
Saturday, 12:40 - 1:10 pm: Brad Fulton, Peter Liljedahl, Caline Khavarani-Smith

Speakers
avatar for Susan Kunze

Susan Kunze

Author, teacher resource materials, Bishop Elementary School- retired
Susan Kunze is an enthusiastic and experienced teacher-educator and resource writer, with nearly four decades of primary teaching experience. Her expertise in curriculum development has been shared as a national and regional conference presenter, a member of the California Common... Read More →
avatar for Brad Fulton

Brad Fulton

Educational Consultant, Teacher to Teacher Press
I have been in education for 37 years, and in math, science, and STEM instruction for 26. I have been presenting at national workshops and conferences since 1994.
avatar for Kyndall Brown

Kyndall Brown

Executive Director, California Mathematics Project
avatar for Peter Liljedahl

Peter Liljedahl

Professor, SFU
Dr. Peter Liljedahl is a Professor of Mathematics Education in the Faculty of Education and author of the recently published book, Building Thinking Classrooms in Mathematics (Grades K-12): 14 Teaching Practices for Enhancing Learning. Peter is a former high school mathematics teacher... Read More →
avatar for Amy Lucenta

Amy Lucenta

Author of Routines for Reasoning, Fostering Math Practices
Amy Lucenta, co-founder of Fostering Math Practices, has extensive K-12 mathematics experience with a focus on developing the standards for mathematical practice in each and every student. She supports teachers, districts, and educational collaborative organizations as they refine... Read More →
avatar for Chris Luzniak

Chris Luzniak

Math Teacher, Columbus Academy
Chris Luzniak is currently a math teacher and consultant, living in central Ohio. His 15+ years of teaching mathematics began in New York City public schools, where he also founded and coached the Speech and Debate team. Through this combination of teaching and coaching, Chris has... Read More →
avatar for Annie Fetter

Annie Fetter

Math Education Specialist, 21st Century Partnership for STEM Education
Hi, I’m Annie. I live outside Philadelphia and in central Vermont. I worked on the project that developed the first version of the Geometer’s Sketchpad and was a founding staff member of the Math Forum. Currently I work part-time for the 21st Century Partnership for STEM Education... Read More →
avatar for Grace Kelemanik

Grace Kelemanik

Author of Routines for Reasoning, Fostering Math Practices
Grace Kelemanik has more than 30 years of mathematics education experience. A frequent presenter at national conferences, her work focuses on urban education, special populations, and teacher training. She is a former urban high school mathematics teacher and Project Director at Education... Read More →
avatar for Caline Khavarani Smith

Caline Khavarani Smith

Math Education Consultant
Caline Khavarani Smith has been a math educator for seventeen years, eleven years as a teacher and six years as a consultant. She has taught every grade level from ninth grade through community college, and has coached both middle and high school teachers. One of her favorite positions... Read More →
avatar for Berkeley Everett

Berkeley Everett

K-5 Math Coach, UCLA Mathematics Project
avatar for Sunil Singh

Sunil Singh

Author and Math Storyteller, Amplify and Mathigon
Sunil Singh is an author, storyteller, and a porous math educator. He taught math, physics, and English for 19 yearsbefore embarking on a new journey of sharing his passion for math history/narrative with people all around the world.He works at Amplify to help build/curate rich storytelling... Read More →
avatar for Callie Herring

Callie Herring

Director of Global Partnerships, Mathkind Global
Callie is based on the coast of Ecuador, where she leads Mathkind Global's education strategy and partnerships work. She studied Elementary Education at Appalachian State University and has a Master’s Degree in Bilingual Education from the University of Texas at the Permian Basin... Read More →
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Nolan Fossum

9-12 Teacher, Trabuco Hills High School
Hi! I've been teaching math in the high school and college settings (with a little bit of middle school) for over twenty years. I like talking about the Pillars & Practices framework, ungrading, redesigning curriculum, and instructional practices that center student thinking. Let's... Read More →
avatar for Kevin Dykema

Kevin Dykema

Mattawan Consolidated Schools
avatar for Christina Lincoln-Moore

Christina Lincoln-Moore

Principal, Cheremoya Avenue ES
Christina Lincoln-Moore is an innovative Constructivist educational leader who is tenaciously and profoundly dedicated to mindful inquiry-based learning to engender formidable mathematics identities. She taught for LAUSD from 1996 until 2014. She is currently the Principal of Cheremoya... Read More →




Friday November 5, 2021 3:00pm - Saturday November 6, 2021 1:10pm PDT
Exhibit Hall
  PK-12

3:30pm PDT

222: Why don't my students know their math facts?

Multiplication facts are the foundation for fractions, decimals, & algebra. Too often, students struggle to see connections in the facts. Join me in this hands-on session that investigates deriving multiplication facts with conceptual understanding.

Speakers
avatar for Cassandra Turner

Cassandra Turner

Math Champions Professional Development, LLC
Cassy Turner is an author, teacher, trainer, and coach who has been passionate about math education since 2001. She has worked with over 200 schools on six continents to help teachers improve math Instruction.Want to know more? Come to my session!



Friday November 5, 2021 3:30pm - 5:00pm PDT
PSCC, Smoke Tree B
  3-5

3:30pm PDT

223: Crafting Common Sense Coherence in Common Core Math

"How can they do grade level math when they can't do grade level Math?" This session provides the answer with an easy-to-implement process that begins with the Coherence Map and ends with an equitable common sense plan of action.

Speakers
avatar for Joost DeMoes

Joost DeMoes

President, Next Gen Math, LLC
Nextgenmath.com provides limitless Common Core resources designed to prepare students for mastery and real world application of the mathematical standards. These resources are organized by grade level, claim, target, standard, and topic, saving teachers countless hours that would... Read More →


Friday November 5, 2021 3:30pm - 5:00pm PDT
Renaissance, Chino A
  3-5

3:30pm PDT

261: Promoting Authentic Engagement & Rigor with the 5 Practices

Come explore five manageable practices that promote equitable and productive classroom discussions. Experience how to shift math authority to students as they build deeper understanding of rich tasks and make connections between multiple approaches.

Speakers
avatar for Susan Hoffmier

Susan Hoffmier

International Regional Coordinator, CPM Educational Organization
 After teaching middle school for 37 years, I have retired from the classroom. Currently, I am a member of CPM’s Professional Learning Faculty Team.  My passion is to bring high-level, cognitively demanding mathematics to every student.  I am thrilled to be on this journey with... Read More →
avatar for Brianna Ruiz

Brianna Ruiz

Professional Learning Specialist, CPM Educational Program


Friday November 5, 2021 3:30pm - 5:00pm PDT
Renaissance, Andreas
  6-12

3:30pm PDT

264: Are you in the "mood" for math?

Experience STEM related activities, starting with a Mood Ring, and explore ways to use these activities to connect mathematics and science in real world contexts, motivate student discussion, and help students visualize and better understand

Speakers
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Judy Hicks

Retired- Jefferson County Schools
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Elizabeth Gasque

Mathematics Consultant, Retired Mathematics Teacher, Mathematics Consultant


Friday November 5, 2021 3:30pm - 5:00pm PDT
Renaissance, Chino B
  6-12

3:30pm PDT

265: Creating Intentional Pathways to Readiness Success

What if we could do readiness differently? How can we honor students' prior knowledge and build their self-reflection skills? We will discuss ways to utilize self-reflection and just-in-time readiness supports to help students grow as mathematicians.

Speakers
avatar for Sarah Galasso

Sarah Galasso

Director of Instructional Design, Math (6-12), Carnegie Learning


Friday November 5, 2021 3:30pm - 5:00pm PDT
Renaissance, Pueblo A
  6-12

3:30pm PDT

266: Discourse the Struggle is Real

Do you struggle with getting students to talk mathematics? This session navigates the shifting of academic struggle to students through structured discourse. Participants will engage in various discourse strategies for a student center classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Carol Saldana

Carol Saldana

Instructional Coach, Aurora Public School
Taught 7 years (middle school) in Pomona Unified before moving to Colorado 10 years ago (middle school and high school).National Board Certified Teacher : Early Adolescent Mathematics.Currently an Instructional Coach at a Middle School



Friday November 5, 2021 3:30pm - 5:00pm PDT
Renaissance, Pueblo B
  6-12

3:30pm PDT

267: Mathographies: Sharing Our Math Identities

Every student has a story to tell about their relationship with mathematics, and every teacher benefits from asking students about their experiences with math, in and out of the math classroom. Learn how to structure a mathography assignment.

Speakers
avatar for Ethan Weker

Ethan Weker

Mid-Peninsula High School
I've been teaching math in the San Francisco Bay Area since 2001. Some of my areas of interest include project based learning, standards based grading, debate in the math classroom, teaching math to students with LD, and improving equity in our math education system. At home, when... Read More →



Friday November 5, 2021 3:30pm - 5:00pm PDT
Hilton, Plaza B
  6-12

3:30pm PDT

268: Improving Gender and Racial Diversity in Textbook Exercises

Math textbooks often create barriers to diversity initiatives by reinforcing stereotypes and underrepresenting women and people of color. We will teach participants how to notice these instances and modify textbook exercises to be more inclusive.

Speakers
ER

Emily Rumaldo

California State University, Fullerton


Friday November 5, 2021 3:30pm - 5:00pm PDT
Hilton, Plaza C
  6-12

3:30pm PDT

269: Using student-created videos for assessment and feedback

Using student-created videos, we gain access to their thinking and mathematical explanations. Partnering with students creates community and knowledge in our classes with equitable participation, giving us a platform for personalized feedback.

Speakers
avatar for Drew Ishii

Drew Ishii

Mathematics Faculty, Sage Hill School


Friday November 5, 2021 3:30pm - 5:00pm PDT
Hilton, Plaza D
  6-12

3:30pm PDT

271: Hear What They Know Before You Go

Value student voice through warmups, math talks, activities & throughout a full lesson. Students use structure to voice the connections they see between multiple representations. Find out what students know first & give direction to instruction.

Speakers
avatar for David Mattoon

David Mattoon

District Secondary Math TOSA, Hemet USD
Teaching through meaning. Context, tasks, and manipulatives with connections the abstract through concreteness-fading (CRA/CPA). Teaching and formatively assessing through multiple representations.



Friday November 5, 2021 3:30pm - 5:00pm PDT
Hilton, Tapestry
  6-12

3:30pm PDT

272: Building a Box - Amplifying Geometry

Participants will transform used greeting cards into boxes useful for small item storage, but more importantly, for delivering a better understanding of the relationships among quadrilaterals and their perimeter, area and volume.

Speakers
avatar for Nicholas J. Restivo

Nicholas J. Restivo

Executive Director, MOEMS
Nicholas J Restivo has spent 38 years in public education in New York City, Fort Worth, TX, and Long Island (Plainview, Mineola, Long Beach) as a classroom teacher, district supervisor of math, and high school principal. He is now serving as Executive Director of MOEMS (Mathematical... Read More →


Friday November 5, 2021 3:30pm - 5:00pm PDT
PSCC, Smoke Tree A
  6-12

3:30pm PDT

672: Equity Inclusion & Diversity using Project Based Learning

Do you want to teach mathematics with purpose, relevance, and rigor? Explore how you can use PBL to promote equity, inclusion & diversity utilizing 5 C's (Critical Thinking, Collaboration, Communication, Creativity & Character) across disciplines.

Speakers
avatar for Susie Min

Susie Min

Teacher, Oxford Academy/ ATMALA
Susie is a National Board Certified Teacher and has been teaching in the Anaheim Union High School District for the past nineteen years - thirteen at Brookhurst Junior High School in Anaheim and six at Oxford Academy in Cypress, where she currently teaches 8th grade math and AP Statistics... Read More →


Friday November 5, 2021 3:30pm - 5:00pm PDT
Renaissance, Cactus
  6-12

3:30pm PDT

241: What's the Big Idea?

Understanding big ideas and weaving them into lessons is no small task. With a focus on standards, we will discuss big ideas through middle school. Participants will experience problems that address various ideas.

Speakers
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Cynthia Raff

Center for Mathematics and Teaching
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Mark Goldstein

author, Center for Mathematics and Teaching
My team and I write innovative middle school mathematics curriculum and partner with school districts in professional learning.


Friday November 5, 2021 3:30pm - 5:00pm PDT
PSCC, Mesquite A
  6-8

3:30pm PDT

242: What is Equity? Make it More than a Buzzword for Teaching

Practices must support equity-based mathematics free from biases and prejudices. Participate in activities using brain-compatible culturally responsive instruction to create independent learners who use self-reflection. Examine necessary actions.

Speakers
avatar for Connie Schrock

Connie Schrock

Professor of Mathematics and Mathematics Education, Emporia State University
Connie Schrock was the 2017-19 president of NCSM and currently the immediate past president. She previously served as an NCSM Central 2 regional director as well as NCSM 1st and 2nd vice-presidents. Dr. Schrock was the program chair for NCSM’s Annual Meeting in Boston. She was part... Read More →


Friday November 5, 2021 3:30pm - 5:00pm PDT
PSCC, Mesquite D
  6-8

3:30pm PDT

243: Developing Student Voices Through Project-Based Learning

Participants will learn the principles of project-based learning as they engage in a variety of examples. Connections will be made to culturally responsive pedagogy and the development of students' mathematical identity.

Speakers
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Scott Johnson

Math Teacher, Brea Junior High/ ATMALA
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Tor Ormseth

Teacher, STEAM Academy @ Burke MS


Friday November 5, 2021 3:30pm - 5:00pm PDT
Renaissance, San Jacinto
  6-8

3:30pm PDT

244: Targeting Multiple Standards with Engaging Skills Practice

We are pressed for time, and students have long since lost interest in tedious drill work. Learn how you can save time by integrating many standards into one activity in a way that will re-engage your students and provide critical skills practice.

Speakers
avatar for Brad Fulton

Brad Fulton

Educational Consultant, Teacher to Teacher Press
I have been in education for 37 years, and in math, science, and STEM instruction for 26. I have been presenting at national workshops and conferences since 1994.


Friday November 5, 2021 3:30pm - 5:00pm PDT
PSCC, Primrose D
  6-8

3:30pm PDT

202: Challenges for seeking racial equity and social justice in mathematics teaching and learning

This session will engage participants in unpacking mathematics teaching and learning focused on racial equity and social justice. Specifically, the session will explore the intersection of mathematics teaching and learning with racial equity and social justice across four critical reasons: 1) building an informed society; 2) connecting mathematics to cultural and community histories as valuable resources; 3) confronting and solve real-world mathematics as a tool to confront inequitable and unjust contexts, and 4) use mathematics as a tool for democracy and creating a more just society.

Speakers
avatar for Robert Berry

Robert Berry

Past-President, University of Virginia



Friday November 5, 2021 3:30pm - 5:00pm PDT
PSCC, Primrose B
  9-12

3:30pm PDT

251: Math 1 + Foundations = Our Success Formula for Intervention

The key to our math intervention program is the partnership between two teachers to amplify the voices of all learners. This session outlines the strategies we use to honor student thinking, make math accessible, and build confident mathematicians.

Speakers
avatar for Kristie Donavan

Kristie Donavan

Math Teacher, Woodbridge High School, Irvine Unified School District
Kristie has been in IUSD for 15 years, as a math teacher at Woodbridge High School and as the High School Math TOSA at the District Office. She loves math, teaching, teaching math, talking about math, helping others to love math ... you get the idea! She is married to her high school... Read More →


Friday November 5, 2021 3:30pm - 5:00pm PDT
PSCC, Mesquite E
  9-12

3:30pm PDT

253: Using Experience First Formalize Later in High School Math

Make math engaging and accessible to your students with the Experience First, Formalize Later (EFFL) lesson format in which students experience and engage in math BEFORE instruction then we layer it with formalized content and meaningful contexts.

Speakers
avatar for Lindsey Gallas

Lindsey Gallas

East Kentwood High School
Lindsey is a co-founder of Stats Medic and Math Medic.
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Sarah Stecher

East Kentwood High School



Friday November 5, 2021 3:30pm - 5:00pm PDT
Hilton, Oasis 3
  9-12

3:30pm PDT

254: Using Manipulatives and Investigations to Teach Geometry

Participants will use hinged mirrors, rubber bands, coffee filters and other manipulatives, as well as interesting problems to develop and apply geometry concepts in an active, engaging way that encourages all student voices.

Speakers
avatar for Micheal Marsh

Micheal Marsh

Regional Coordinator - Southern CA, CPM Educational Program
Mícheál Marsh instructed high school mathematics at Culver City High School in Culver City California for 27 years. He began his career in education in 1986 as a student intern for Project T.I.M.E. (Teachers Improving Mathematics Education), a Tri-Counties Mathematics Project (TCMP... Read More →



Friday November 5, 2021 3:30pm - 5:00pm PDT
Hilton, Palm Canyon
  9-12

3:30pm PDT

256: Unmute student thinking through structured strategies!

Learn critical strategies to provide opportunities for students to process and revise understanding. Students build on each other's ideas and address misconceptions while promoting student agency. Examples seen in Math and Economics classes.

Speakers
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Jennifer Fuentes

Anaheim Union High School District/ ATMALA
KC

Karen Clark Yamamoto

Karen Clark Yamamoto has taught high school Social Studies since 1997. She has taught AP Human Geography, Government, Economics, and US History in the past 21 years at Western High School in Anaheim. She is currently teaching APHG and Economics. Karen earned a BA in History and Religious... Read More →


Friday November 5, 2021 3:30pm - 5:00pm PDT
Renaissance, Santa Rosa
  9-12

3:30pm PDT

257: In BC Calc Students Need Dialogue & Proofs to Flourish

To develop the mechanics AND concepts of Calculus, students can flourish in a class facilitated by robust conversation. We'll explore ways to support mathy talk and writing, including while generating proofs of the most important results in BC Calc.

Speakers
avatar for Brent Ferguson

Brent Ferguson

Princeton Day School



Friday November 5, 2021 3:30pm - 5:00pm PDT
PSCC, Smoke Tree C
  9-12

3:30pm PDT

291: Seeing beyond the answer - finding the mathematical thinker

How do we lead for equity and inclusion? Join me for a journey through research based practices. This session will provide ideas and strategies for supporting teachers in creating an inclusive space where all learners engage and thrive.

Speakers
avatar for Cathy Williams

Cathy Williams

Executive Director, Youcubed
Cathy Williams is the Co-Founder and the Executive Director of youcubed. Previously Cathy served as the Director of K-12 Mathematics in the Vista Unified School District where her professional development series earned a California State Golden Bell Award. Cathy’s former roles have... Read More →



Friday November 5, 2021 3:30pm - 5:00pm PDT
Renaissance, Mojave Lrng Ctr
  Leadership

3:30pm PDT

201: Mathematics as a Human Right

This session focuses on unsettling long-held math practices that perpetuate inequities and on taking action to maximize educational advancement for all by exploring, “How can we adopt math practices that respect and honor students’ ways of knowing and being? Challenging narratives that justify the exclusion of students based on “learning loss” or “readiness”, we will identify barriers to math equity and offer guidance and resources for self-reflection and curriculum development. Session focus will be on sharing small yet powerful shifts in math practices around instruction, curriculum, assessment, and culture to create a classroom environment where all students, including students with disabilities, are leveraged as valuable members. Participants will have the opportunity to view, practice, and discuss concrete practices that they can bring back to their classrooms!

Speakers
avatar for Cathery Yeh

Cathery Yeh

Assistant Professor of Mathematics Education, Chapman University
My interests are in cross-pollinating culturally responsive mathematics teaching with universal design for learning! Let's ensure all students have access to rigorous math learning opportunities that respect and honor student's identities, experiences, and ways of knowing.  
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Dina Mahmood

Equity and Inclusion Coach, Samueli Academy



Friday November 5, 2021 3:30pm - 5:00pm PDT
PSCC, Primrose A
  PK-12

3:30pm PDT

203: It’s Time to Bench Our Ego

We all have egos. They are powerful and dangerous. As educators, failure to acknowledge that we have an ego can be our greatest shortcoming, but being aware of our ego can be our greatest strength. We’ll examine lessons learned from influential teachers and how setting aside our ego will create the necessary space for all of our students to cultivate a positive mathematical identity and sense of agency. We will look at math tasks and teaching practices from a different perspective so we can showcase our students’ worth and value to the math classroom.

Speakers

Friday November 5, 2021 3:30pm - 5:00pm PDT
Hilton, Horizon I
  PK-12

3:30pm PDT

281: Eliminating Deficit Views of Mathematics

We will walk participants through what deficit views are, acknowledgement of the deficit views, how they affect students, specifically marginalized students. We will look at systemic deficit views and how we can influence our daily actions.

Speakers
avatar for Karon Akins

Karon Akins

Administrator, Riverside County Office of Education
avatar for Dennis Regus

Dennis Regus

Math Administrator, Riverside County Office of Education
I am a Administrator, Math Specialist for Riverside County Office of Education.  I have been in education for 20 years.  I had the joy of teaching middle school math grades 6-8 for 10 years before becoming a math instructional coach and then Coordinator and Director of Curriculum... Read More →


Friday November 5, 2021 3:30pm - 5:00pm PDT
PSCC, Mesquite G
  PK-12

3:30pm PDT

282: The Two-Handed Clap: How Singapore Amplifies Most Voices

My visit to Singapore schools, publishers and the Education Ministry was fascinating. The differences and similarities between our system and those of this diverse city-state offer a big takeaway for raising the math competency of your students.

Speakers
avatar for CHRIS SHORE

CHRIS SHORE

Coordinator of Instruction, Murrieta Valley USD
Chris Shore is an experienced teacher and presenter, who taught high school mathematics for 29 years. He is an Awardee for the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching and the author of the books, MPJ’s Ultimate Math Lessons and Clothesline Math: The... Read More →



Friday November 5, 2021 3:30pm - 5:00pm PDT
Renaissance, Catalina
  PK-12

3:30pm PDT

283: Writing IEP Goals using Standards for Mathematical Practice

Focusing on writing IEP goals that are utilizing the Standards for Mathematical Practice in order to create realistic, reasonable, individualized, and measurable IEP goals that meet students needs.

Speakers
avatar for Jennifer Silva

Jennifer Silva

Program Coordinator for Mathematics, Moorpark Unified School District


Friday November 5, 2021 3:30pm - 5:00pm PDT
Renaissance, Sierra
  PK-12

3:30pm PDT

285: Let's explore culture and social justice in math class

Global Math Stories are free, digital narratives from around the world that embed math in real-world contexts. In both English and Spanish, they bring cultures to life and include sample problems, social justice questions, and extension resources

Speakers
avatar for Chadd McGlone

Chadd McGlone

Founder, Mathkind


Friday November 5, 2021 3:30pm - 5:00pm PDT
Hilton, Oasis 2
  PK-12

3:30pm PDT

287: My Name My Identity My Voice
Identity is the stories people tell of themselves, their understanding of the world,& their core values. Whose stories reverberate in class? Let's unite to amplify students' voices by honoring their names & identities with #MyNameMyIdentity tools.

Speakers
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Sandhya Raman

Morrill Middle School/ Berryessa Union School District


Friday November 5, 2021 3:30pm - 5:00pm PDT
PSCC, Mesquite F
  PK-12

3:30pm PDT

211: Playing The Long Game

Two years ago, I returned to the classroom, and I've learned that teaching mathematics is a long game. During this session, we'll examine routines, tasks, and pedagogical structures that are built to support students' mathematical thinking over time.

Speakers
avatar for Zachary Champagne

Zachary Champagne

The Discovery School
Zachary Champagne has been involved in mathematics education for over 20 years. He believes that each and every student has important mathematical ideas and works to share his passion and love for mathematics with teachers around the country. Zak is currently serving as a Lead Teacher... Read More →


Friday November 5, 2021 3:30pm - 5:00pm PDT
PSCC, Primrose C
  PK-2, Sponsor

3:30pm PDT

212: Help Students Become Problem Solvers NOT Problem Performers

Come explore ways to help your students become problem solvers. Students who are thinkers and focus on the problem and mathematics to achieve a solution instead of just picking out numbers and trying to do something with them without understanding.

Speakers

Friday November 5, 2021 3:30pm - 5:00pm PDT
PSCC, Mesquite B
  PK-2

3:30pm PDT

213: Vamos A Jugar! Games for Your ELL Families

You will play our favorite primary math games that we shared with over 100 schools and their families at our virtual math nights during COVID. Presented in English, with Spanish support/gameboards and strategies to share at your school.

Speakers
avatar for Jane Felling

Jane Felling

Owner and Presenter, Box Cars And One-Eyed Jacks Inc
Box Cars and One-Eyed Jacks is a leading Pre-Kindergarten to Grade 10 consulting and publishing company specializing in games and teaching strategies for classrooms across North America. We publish award-winning math and literacy game books for primary, upper elementary and middle... Read More →



Friday November 5, 2021 3:30pm - 5:00pm PDT
PSCC, Mesquite C
  PK-2

3:30pm PDT

232: See your students shiver (in excitement) with anticipation!

Want to better support ALL students in sharing their diverse math perspectives? Let's create anticipatory frameworks for story problems to guide instruction & elevate all voices! Come prepared to think like your students & have rich math discourse!

Speakers
avatar for Matt Sheelen

Matt Sheelen

Math Coach, High Tech Elementary Chula Vista
Passionate about improving and innovating PBL in elementary schools. I want to see if we can make social justice and equity integrated parts of every project, not just an add-on. Also, I perform & teach improv and use it everyday in the classroom!
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Ruth Smith

High Tech Elementary Chula Vista



Friday November 5, 2021 3:30pm - 5:00pm PDT
PSCC, Smoke Tree D
  PK-5

3:30pm PDT

233: A New View of Pre-Assessment: No Paper or Pencil Necessary

Why is student thinking the key to great teaching? Discover the power of student interviews. Learn to leverage formative assessment in a student-centered format. All children bring mathematical knowledge to our units. It’s time to tap into it!

Speakers
avatar for Joseph Lamb

Joseph Lamb

Curriculum Specialist, Tulare County Office of Education
avatar for Kim Webb

Kim Webb

Tulare County Office of Education
Kim is passionate about developing students’ love for learning, teachers’ enthusiasm for teaching, and administrators’ capacity to support instructional shifts. Kim has served as an educator in California’s Central Valley for over 21 years as a classroom teacher, curriculum... Read More →


Friday November 5, 2021 3:30pm - 5:00pm PDT
PSCC, Smoke Tree E
  PK-5

3:30pm PDT

236: Clear Vision: Understanding and Success with Problem Solving

Speaker will actively engage participants as they learn problem solving strategies and apply them to real world problems, and strategies to develop mathematical thinking, discourse, and ways to use manipulatives to help students visualize concepts.

Speakers
avatar for Donna Knoell

Donna Knoell

Educational Consultant, Educational Consultant and Author
Dr. Donna L. Knoell is an esteemed, highly sought after speaker and educational and technology consultant who works with schools, districts, and teachers, to help them improve their instructional programs, with special emphasis on advancing achievement and engagement for Gifted and... Read More →


Friday November 5, 2021 3:30pm - 5:00pm PDT
PSCC, Mesquite H
  PK-5

3:30pm PDT

292: Transcend Awareness of Social Justice - Take Action!

Meet the Math Social Justice Toolkit! The Region 5 Community of Practice developed a Toolkit with scenarios that exemplify implicit bias/racism and guidance for how to respond/take action to counteract similar situations you face in your school.

Link to slide deck: https://bit.ly/3w9v1WR

Speakers
avatar for Denise Green

Denise Green

Coach, Desmos
JB

Joanne Becker

Professor Emerita, San Jose State University



Friday November 5, 2021 3:30pm - 5:00pm PDT
Renaissance, Ventura
  Teacher Ed

5:00pm PDT

Ignite!
Speakers
avatar for Brian Shay

Brian Shay

Math Teacher/Chairperson, Canyon Crest Academy, San Dieguito UHSD
avatar for Peg Cagle

Peg Cagle

Mathematics Department Chair, Reseda HS/ Los Angeles USD
Architect (registered CA &NY) turned math teacher (LAUSD), math teacher educator (Vanderbilt University) and education policy wonk (US Senate). National Board Certified Teacher. Presidential Awardee for Excellence in Mathematics Teaching. Albert Einstein Distinguished Educator Fellow... Read More →
avatar for Ron Lancaster

Ron Lancaster

Associate Professor, University of Toronto
Ron is an Associate Professor, Teaching Stream, Emeritus at the University of Toronto where he taught mathematics courses for pre-service middle and high school teachers for 17 years. Before joining the faculty of the University of Toronto, Ron taught middle and high school mathematics... Read More →
avatar for MOLLY DALEY

MOLLY DALEY

Regional Mathematics Coordinator, Education Service District 112
Molly is a Regional Mathematics Coordinator in Vancouver, Washington where she directs the Math Anywhere! Project to spread playful mathematics throughout her community. Molly currently serves as the Board Chair for Public Math, a non-profit which introduces math into public and sometimes... Read More →
avatar for Annie Fetter

Annie Fetter

Math Education Specialist, 21st Century Partnership for STEM Education
Hi, I’m Annie. I live outside Philadelphia and in central Vermont. I worked on the project that developed the first version of the Geometer’s Sketchpad and was a founding staff member of the Math Forum. Currently I work part-time for the 21st Century Partnership for STEM Education... Read More →
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Sandhya Raman

Morrill Middle School/ Berryessa Union School District
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Shakiyya Bland, Ed.D.

STEM Educator/Policy Fellow, Albert Einstein Distinguished Educator Fellow
Dr. Shakiyya Bland is an Albert Einstein Distinguished Educator Fellow advocating for STEM education at the federal level.  She served as a Secondary Instructional Learning Coach, District Mathematics Curriculum Coach, and Equity Leader. She taught both elementary and secondary students... Read More →
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Nolan Fossum

9-12 Teacher, Trabuco Hills High School
Hi! I've been teaching math in the high school and college settings (with a little bit of middle school) for over twenty years. I like talking about the Pillars & Practices framework, ungrading, redesigning curriculum, and instructional practices that center student thinking. Let's... Read More →
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Chris Nho

Creative Director, Public Math



Friday November 5, 2021 5:00pm - 6:45pm PDT
PSCC – Oasis 3
  PK-12
 
Saturday, November 6
 

8:30am PDT

303: Learning Together To Support Mathematical Argumentation in Grades 3-5

How do our commitments to place the diversity and richness of children’s thinking, voices, and experiences at the heart of instruction change what and how we need to learn together? In this session, we will look at how a group of instructional leaders and teachers work together to learn from and with their students. We came together to better engage our students in mathematical argumentation. What did we try? What did we become curious about? What surprised us? Our goals take us into spaces to play, to imagine, to question, and to grow, continually seeking ways to elaborate and breathe life into our commitments.

Speakers
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Elham Kazemi

Professor, University of Washington College of Education
My teaching and research interests include children's mathematical thinking, classroom discourse, teacher and leadership learning. 


Saturday November 6, 2021 8:30am - 10:00am PDT
Hilton, Horizon I
  3-5

8:30am PDT

322: The Power of CGI and Multiplication Fluency.

Multiplication fluency no longer needs to be the crutch in a student's mathematical journey. With the use of CGI, learn concrete and permanent strategies that work with all students.

Speakers
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Jason Holloway

Grand Canyon University Adjunct Educator----Multiple Subject Educator----2014 LEUSD Elementary Teacher of the Year.



Saturday November 6, 2021 8:30am - 10:00am PDT
Hilton, Plaza B
  3-5

8:30am PDT

362: Making Sense of Decimals with the Cantor Set

Intuition for the decimal system is necessary for students to make sense of rational/irrational numbers in middle school. Emphasizing SMPs 4, 7, and 8, we will see how to develop this intuition with hands-on activities involving the Cantor set.

Speakers
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Adam D. Richardson

CSU Long Beach
Thanks to everyone who came to my session! If you have any questions, please email me at adam.richardson@csulb.edu!, and here is the link to the activity again: https://teacher.desmos.com/activitybuilder/custom/617232a143ae510a0201f30b



Saturday November 6, 2021 8:30am - 10:00am PDT
PSCC, Smoke Tree B
  6-12

8:30am PDT

364: Journey to Mathland with Desmos

In this session we'll explore how Desmos can make visual patterns come to life, connect mathematical representations, and show mathematics as a series of real-world actions.

Speakers
avatar for Kurt Salisbury

Kurt Salisbury

Baylor University
As a mathematics educator and researcher Kurt has spent his career engaging students with mathematics in innovative ways. Kurt is also passionate about providing opportunities for all students to express their individual brilliance.  He holds a degree in Mathematics from Texas A&M... Read More →


Saturday November 6, 2021 8:30am - 10:00am PDT
PSCC, Smoke Tree E
  6-12

8:30am PDT

365: Opening doors: Not all mathematics is in the textbook

Mathematics often does not resonate with students. Exploring mathematics outside of the text gives all students opportunities to choose topics of interest, enrich their understanding and see how mathematics can help make sense of the world.

Speakers
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Gail Burrill

Michigan State University


Saturday November 6, 2021 8:30am - 10:00am PDT
PSCC, Smoke Tree F
  6-12

8:30am PDT

366: Supporting Equitable Teaching in a Post-COVID World

Out of necessity, we re-imagined lessons that engaged and empowered students to see math as a tool for solving culturally relevant problems. Come experience ready-to-use lessons that helped students make sense of math and develop their own agency.

Speakers
avatar for Ivan Cheng

Ivan Cheng

Professor, CSU Northridge
I am passionate about helping teachers be effective with ALL of their students through the use of guided discovery learning activities.



Saturday November 6, 2021 8:30am - 10:00am PDT
Renaissance, Catalina
  6-12

8:30am PDT

367: Fortifying the First Five: Do Nows Done Better!

Learn how to use 18 strategies to increase lesson productivity by fortifying the first 5 minutes of class. These include using quotes, essential questions, foreign language texts, historical facts, partner problems, problem posing, quizzes and more.

Speakers
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Richard Sgroi

Bedford Schools - Math Teacher (retired)
My mathematics education career has spanned working with kindergartners through adults.  At the school level, I have been a teacher, a chairperson, a 6-12 mathematics coordinator, and a K-12 mathematics director.   At the college level, I have taught graduate and undergraduate mathematics... Read More →



Saturday November 6, 2021 8:30am - 10:00am PDT
Renaissance, Andreas
  6-12

8:30am PDT

368:  Ingredients of An Enjoyable and Engaging Math Classroom

Check out what it takes for students to enjoy learning math in your classroom. We will discuss how these ingredients help students build positive mathematical identities and agency of their own learning.

Speakers
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Suyeon Hwang

Secondary Math Teacher, University High School Charter [LAUSD]
Hi Everyone! I love meeting new people, being engaged in dialogues, running, hiking, and camping during my free time. If you came out to my session, I want to thank you all for your time, and you can find all the resources at: bit.ly/CPMthrivingResources


Saturday November 6, 2021 8:30am - 10:00am PDT
Renaissance, Cactus
  6-12

8:30am PDT

369: STEM-ulate Your Students with TI!

This session will provide ready-made STEM activities for your face-to-face and virtual classes. Learn how to use these activities to motivate students to investigate important concepts and apply them to real-world situations.

Speakers
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Michelle Bonds

Retired Teacher
I was an engineer for 6 years before I decided teaching was where I needed to be. I taught 7th-12th grade math for 10 years, EAST (a STEM course) for 7 years, and computer science for 5 years. I also sponsored an Engineering Club that won the Ten80 STEM National Championship in 2011... Read More →


Saturday November 6, 2021 8:30am - 10:00am PDT
Renaissance, Chino A
  6-12

8:30am PDT

370: Algebra for Everyone: Conceptual Strength Through Discovery

Too often, students experience Algebra as a series of obscure processes governed by teacher-provided formulas. Let's change this! This session explores ways that students can build meaning through discovery of Algebraic tools and reasoning.

Speakers
avatar for Josh Britton

Josh Britton

Founder and CEO, Get More Math
Josh Britton, creator of Get More Math, loves teaching kids to think mathematically. During his 20-year tenure as a math teacher, he developed strategies and tools for ensuring that students retain their mathematical gains. Now he is focused on sharing those strategies with math teachers... Read More →


Saturday November 6, 2021 8:30am - 10:00am PDT
Renaissance, Chino B
  6-12

8:30am PDT

677: The Visuals that Lead to the Vision!

Come explore how to create a class where students develop conceptual understanding through visuals. Dive into a progression of labs, where students discover beautiful mathematical truths. Leave ready with a clear vision of guided discovery.

Speakers
avatar for Alecia McGill

Alecia McGill

Teacher/TOSA, Connect Core Math
2019 marks Alecia’s 18th year of teaching with the last 4 years including working as an instructional math coach while teaching 2 sections of Integrated Math 1. Prior to that, Alecia taught middle school math and Algebra 1 for fifteen years, including nine of the years in Michigan... Read More →


Saturday November 6, 2021 8:30am - 10:00am PDT
Renaissance, Pueblo B
  6-12

8:30am PDT

341: The Giant One: Making sense of fractions and beyond!

Join us in exploring the power of the Multiplicative Identity! Come experience how the power of 1 is used in "sense making" from understanding and completing operations with fractions to simplifying rational expressions.

Speakers
avatar for Darrell Trussell

Darrell Trussell

RC/Instructional Coach, CPM Educational Program
I have a great desire to support math teacher with implementing student engagement activities. This simple change from a teacher centered to student center classroom changed my perspective on how students learn and retain information. I would love to share what I have learned, the... Read More →


Saturday November 6, 2021 8:30am - 10:00am PDT
PSCC, Mesquite A
  6-8

8:30am PDT

342: Use Algebra Tiles to Create a "Math Vision" for MS Students

So you want your students to "visually see" and understand area, perimeter, solve systems of equations, multiply and factor polynomials, and complete the square? Learn how to use algebra to achieve all these goals.

Speakers
avatar for Glenda Wilkins

Glenda Wilkins

glendawilkins1@verizon.net


Saturday November 6, 2021 8:30am - 10:00am PDT
PSCC, Mesquite D
  6-8

8:30am PDT

343:  Kids' Thinking Driving Teaching and My Own Learning of Math

As a generative process, by making sense of students' math thinking and building on our own ideas, teachers can over time develop a more complete picture of student thinking as well as perpetually fine tune our own understandings.


Saturday November 6, 2021 8:30am - 10:00am PDT
Renaissance, San Jacinto
  6-8

8:30am PDT

344: Learning is Proportional to Doing: Clothesline Math

Learn how this powerful tool supports and actively engages students to think instinctively, build conceptual understanding, and make sense of Ratios and Rates. Participants will leave with card sets for immediate use.

Speakers
avatar for Jennifer Moffett

Jennifer Moffett

Moffett LLC
avatar for Crystal Cammon

Crystal Cammon

District Math Coach, Cucamonga SD


Saturday November 6, 2021 8:30am - 10:00am PDT
PSCC, Primrose D
  6-8

8:30am PDT

345: Games and Activities for Numerical Fluency

A fast-paced, highly-motivating workshop designed to help middle school teachers engage all students in the classroom experience. Games and activities help develop fluency and strategic thinking.

Speakers

Saturday November 6, 2021 8:30am - 10:00am PDT
Hilton, Oasis 3
  6-8

8:30am PDT

301: District School and Classroom Structures that Amplify Diverse Voices

Often mathematics classroom and school structures privilege particular ways of thinking and cultural norms, serving to reproduce society’s present inequities. As one example, much of schooling emphasizes literacy over orality, failing to draw on the rich and complex ways of knowing of children raised in strong oral traditions. In the mathematics classroom, teachers struggle to break out of narrow definitions present in the dominant culture for mathematics and what it means to be good at mathematics. Does our lens allow us to genuinely see each of our students as mathematically brilliant?

In this talk, I will share findings from two ongoing projects that put in place structures to amplify diverse voices, both of youth and teachers. One is an eight-year project in Southern California to restructure a district, schools, and classrooms based on the principle that all children have mathematical strengths. The second is a two-year effort of the Atlanta Algebra Project to establish voice, agency, and identity in youth least served in math classrooms. I will focus on creating vision to reimagine math instruction, challenging the audience to two shifts in their relationships with youth, and providing details to put both to practice.

Speakers

Saturday November 6, 2021 8:30am - 10:00am PDT
PSCC, Primrose A
  9-12

8:30am PDT

351: Statistics for Good: Let Your Students Speak for the Data

How can we engage students in using statistics for the greater good? We'll explore high impact resources and strategies that invite all students to speak on behalf of data involving safe drinking water, vaccines, and racial discrimination.

Speakers
avatar for Daren Starnes

Daren Starnes

Consultant



Saturday November 6, 2021 8:30am - 10:00am PDT
PSCC, Mesquite E
  9-12

8:30am PDT

352: Digital Portfolios to Increase Student Reflection

Learn how Google Sites can be used by students to document and reflect on learning and their growth as mathematicians. Learn how to create a Google Site and see student examples of digital portfolios that were used in a high school math classroom.

Speakers
GR

Gwendolyn Rhoades

Math, Grand Terrace High School, Colton Joint Unified School District
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Edward Lee

Math, Grand Terrace HS


Saturday November 6, 2021 8:30am - 10:00am PDT
PSCC, Mesquite F
  9-12

8:30am PDT

354: Encourage Deeper Math Conversations through Visualization

Too often, students are turned off by the content and context of the investigations we present to them. We will explore how the power of visualizing themselves in seemingly standard math problems taps into students' curiosity to learn math.

Speakers
avatar for Curtis Brown

Curtis Brown

Math Specialist, Texas Instruments Inc.


Saturday November 6, 2021 8:30am - 10:00am PDT
PSCC, Smoke Tree C
  9-12, Sponsor

8:30am PDT

356: Exploring Functions through Hands-On Data Collection.

Let’s apply functions to real-world situations! Attendees will be provided with classroom-ready hands-on data collection tasks that pose purposeful questions and facilitate meaningful discourse while promoting reasoning and problem solving.

Speakers
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Tom Beatini

Mathematics Consultant, Union City Public Schools
You can talk to me encouraging students to take ownership of their learning, calculators, the power of visualization, distance running, and hiking in national parks.



Saturday November 6, 2021 8:30am - 10:00am PDT
Renaissance, Sierra
  9-12

8:30am PDT

357: Experience First Formalize Later: Reimagine Calculus Class

How can we shift from the paradigm of memorizing and answer-getting in math class? By crafting experiences that help students make sense of ideas before rushing to procedures, we can build conceptual understanding and foster mathematical risk taking.

Speakers
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Sarah Stecher

East Kentwood High School


Saturday November 6, 2021 8:30am - 10:00am PDT
Renaissance, Pueblo A
  9-12

8:30am PDT

391: TODOS Position Papers; Using the Position papers to introd

Utilizing the TODOS Position papers will give the audience resources to work within their schools, their organizations and their community.

Speakers
GB

Gloria BrownBrooks

consultant, TODOS math for ALL/ Instructional Leadership Corps


Saturday November 6, 2021 8:30am - 10:00am PDT
Renaissance, Mojave Lrng Ctr
  Leadership

8:30am PDT

302: The Problem with “Basic Facts”: A Meditation on 6x7

How does our understanding of a “basic fact” like 6x7 affect the way we engage students? We’ll explore the nuance and beauty of a deceptively simple idea and consider how to invite and value a wider range of student ideas.

Speakers
avatar for Berkeley Everett

Berkeley Everett

K-5 Math Coach, UCLA Mathematics Project


Saturday November 6, 2021 8:30am - 10:00am PDT
PSCC, Primrose B
  PK-12

8:30am PDT

346: 6 Signs of Unforgettable Lessons

Why is it that people hear an urban legend once and remember it forever? Why is it that students hear about a math concept many times and barely seem to remember anything? We'll explore six differences so we can make our lessons unforgettable too.

Speakers
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ROBERT KAPLINSKY

Consultant, robertkaplinsky.com
Robert Kaplinsky has been an educator since 2003 as a classroom teacher, teacher specialist for Downey Unified School District, instructor for the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), and presenter at conferences around the world. He runs the website Open Middle, has been... Read More →


Saturday November 6, 2021 8:30am - 10:00am PDT
PSCC, Oasis 3
  PK-12

8:30am PDT

381: What now? The new post-pandemic normal.

I'll discuss the pre-existing inequities in school systems and how the pandemic exacerbated them. However, we now have the capacity and ability to create a new normal rooted in equity.

Speakers

Saturday November 6, 2021 8:30am - 10:00am PDT
PSCC, Mesquite B
  PK-12, Sponsor

8:30am PDT

383: Writing Robust Mathematics Tasks for Classroom Use

Experience the pedagogical and content knowledge value in collaboratively writing performance tasks for classroom use. This process was designed and used by the UCLA Curtis Center when writing PTs that are currently used on SBAC state assessments.

Speakers
MW

Michelle Welford

UCLA Curtis Center for Mathematics and Teaching


Saturday November 6, 2021 8:30am - 10:00am PDT
PSCC, Mesquite G
  PK-12

8:30am PDT

384: Halt the 8 Thinking Thieves

How can our teacher moves and mindset either empower all students to think mathematically or decrease the chance or desire to do so? Come engage in an interactive session on how to combat 8 thinking thieves and champion student thinking.

Speakers
avatar for Traci Jackson

Traci Jackson

Secondary Math TOSA, Poway Unified School District
With an extreme enthusiasm for teaching math, I delight in using research based practices to bring mathematical thinking and learning to as many people as possible. Secondary Math TOSA, Math Education Doctoral candidate, long time teacher, recipient of 2016 Rosenthal Prize for Math... Read More →



Saturday November 6, 2021 8:30am - 10:00am PDT
PSCC, Mesquite H
  PK-12

8:30am PDT

311: 5 Task Structures Promoting Multiple Solutions (K-2nd)

Learn how use five problem solving task structures that promote multiple solutions to help build cognitive demand in all your students. Problems with multiple solutions increases engagement, increases productive struggle and promotes growth mindset.

Speakers
MF

Michael Fitchett

Math Instructional Coach-Joli Ann Leichtag Elementary School-San Marcos Unified
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Andrea Holmes

Elementary Principal, Joli Ann Leichtag ES, San Marcos USD


Saturday November 6, 2021 8:30am - 10:00am PDT
Hilton, Plaza D
  PK-2

8:30am PDT

312: Math and Literacy in your Joyful Primary Classroom

Let's deepen the mathematical teaching and learning in your primary classroom. We will explore the Mathematical Practices as we focus on projects appropriate for our youngest students. I'll share great, mostly free, resources to help you on your way!

Speakers
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Kim Kirley

Teacher, Mill Valley School District


Saturday November 6, 2021 8:30am - 10:00am PDT
Hilton, Tapestry
  PK-2

8:30am PDT

331: The Power of Pictures: Utilizing Images to

Using pictures to start mathematical conversations is a sure-fire way to engage all learners. Images will spark curiosity. Visualizing math is the key to understanding and solving problems. Come see if a picture is worth a thousand words.

Speakers
KA

Kristen Acosta

West Covina USD


Saturday November 6, 2021 8:30am - 10:00am PDT
Hilton, Horizon II
  PK-5

8:30am PDT

332: Teaching to Test-Can't Be All that Bad Can It?

Work smarter not harder to prepare students for the Smarter Balanced Assessment. Come unlock some of the mysteries behind the Smarter Balanced Assessment and explore how the test aligns with the Math Practices and Effective Teaching Practices.

Speakers
avatar for Gabriel Ward

Gabriel Ward

Hacienda La Puente Unified School District


Saturday November 6, 2021 8:30am - 10:00am PDT
Hilton, Oasis 2
  PK-5

8:30am PDT

392: The Joy of Posing and Solving Problems with GeoGebra

Participants will use a problem-posing framework to pose problems by modifying the attributes of Varignon's problem, a relatively well-known geometric problem. They will use GeoGebra to test the conjectures about the solutions to the posed problems.

Speakers
JC

Jose Contreras

Ball State University
AM

Armando Martinez-Cruz

Professor, CSU Fullerton


Saturday November 6, 2021 8:30am - 10:00am PDT
Renaissance, Ventura
  Teacher Ed

8:30am PDT

393: Visualizing the algebra of equations with mapping diagrams

Mapping diagrams are a powerful alternative to graphs for visualizing functions and the algebra of solving equations. The focus will be on visualizing the solution of linear and quadratic equations. Participants will be able to use the GeoGebra

Speakers
avatar for Martin Flashman

Martin Flashman

Professor of Mathematics, Humboldt State University
Martin ("Flash") holds a BA, MA, and PhD in Math from Brandeis. He has taught calculus and preparation for calculus for more than 40 years-Bard College (6 yrs)-Humboldt State Univ(33 yrs). He has given presentations around the US and recently a webinar for AMATYC on mapping diagrams... Read More →



Saturday November 6, 2021 8:30am - 10:00am PDT
Hilton, Plaza C
  Teacher Ed

10:30am PDT

421: Maintaining Rigor & Reducing Barriers with Fraction Problems

Let go of key words and make fractional word problems more accessible through different modalities. Learn how to reduce the barrier written fraction word problems can present while increasing relevance and engagement with contexts.

Speakers
RM

Ricky Mikelman

Great Minds



Saturday November 6, 2021 10:30am - 12:00pm PDT
Hilton, Plaza A
  3-5

10:30am PDT

422: Amplifying Student Voices Through Social Justice Tasks

Learn how to use the 2021 CA Math Framework as a tool to develop meaningful social justice centered tasks while learning facilitation techniques to increase student engagement with their peers. Leave with resources that can be used the very next day.

Speakers
avatar for Stephanie Holloway

Stephanie Holloway

Teacher
Elementary educator and induction coach. My educational passions are teaching math equitably through research based, current best practices in all subjects in a Fair, Accurate, Inclusive and Respectful (FAIR) way and helping students find their voice. I value diversity and inclusion... Read More →


Saturday November 6, 2021 10:30am - 12:00pm PDT
Hilton, Plaza B
  3-5

10:30am PDT

461: Pandemic Math: Going Viral is Not Just for TikTok

Join us for a positive discussion about using math as a way to help students make sense of the past 18 months, and understand how a virus (smallpox) in one part of the world can spread globally...and fast. No politics. No judgment. Just mathematics.


Speakers

Saturday November 6, 2021 10:30am - 12:00pm PDT
PSCC, Mesquite G
  6-12, Sponsor

10:30am PDT

462: Stronger Summatives: Creating More Accurate and Equitable Math Assessments

How do we create tests/quizzes that accurately evaluate students’ understanding? Let’s look at fair grading practices, explore routines that advocate student learning and achievement, and discuss a variety of resources for improving assessments.

Speakers
MC

Maggie Cenan

Archer School for Girls
avatar for Chris Luzniak

Chris Luzniak

Math Teacher, Columbus Academy
Chris Luzniak is currently a math teacher and consultant, living in central Ohio. His 15+ years of teaching mathematics began in New York City public schools, where he also founded and coached the Speech and Debate team. Through this combination of teaching and coaching, Chris has... Read More →


Saturday November 6, 2021 10:30am - 12:00pm PDT
PSCC, Smoke Tree B
  6-12

10:30am PDT

463: Algebra Project's Radically Learner-Centered Design

Small teams co-construct meaning for continuous data and probability with two activities. We discuss the design elements of Algebra Project pedagogy that support students’ development of agency, authority, and identity as doers of mathematics.

Speakers
avatar for Evan Rushton

Evan Rushton

We the People Alliance
Education technology and assessment to promote equity in classrooms.



Saturday November 6, 2021 10:30am - 12:00pm PDT
PSCC, Smoke Tree D
  6-12

10:30am PDT

465: Belonging in the Math Classroom

As we go through our lives, we often search for places that make us feel like we belong. In this session, we will discuss strategies to show how students belong in math and in our classrooms in hopes to create a more inclusive community.

Speakers
avatar for Howie Hua

Howie Hua

Math Instructor, Fresno State
Hi everyone! I'm currently in my 6th year teaching math to future elementary school teachers at Fresno State.


Saturday November 6, 2021 10:30am - 12:00pm PDT
PSCC, Smoke Tree C
  6-12

10:30am PDT

466: Assessing for what students KNOW instead of what they DON’T!

In this session we will explore iterative assessments that highlight student thinking, sense-making, connections, and creativity! We will share student work and talk about grading for equity.

Speakers
avatar for Sarah Strong

Sarah Strong

High Tech High
avatar for Taya Chase

Taya Chase

High Tech High


Saturday November 6, 2021 10:30am - 12:00pm PDT
Renaissance, Andreas
  6-12

10:30am PDT

467: R-E-S-P-E-C-T My Inner Mathematician

How do we create a learning environment that respects the brilliance of students and brings out the inner mathematician in all of us? We will consider the intersectionality of culture, race, gender, and how these playout as we engage in mathematics.

Speakers
avatar for Yekaterina Milvidskaia

Yekaterina Milvidskaia

Improvement Coach, High Tech High Graduate School of Education
Yekaterina Milvidskaia is a Math specialist and improvement coach working within the Center for Research on Equity & Innovation. She coaches teachers that are part of the Mathematical Agency Improvement Community (MAIC), a network of 18 southern California schools working to abolish... Read More →
avatar for Curtis Taylor

Curtis Taylor

Improvement Coach, High Tech High Graduate School of Education
Curtis Taylor is originally from Greenville, South Carolina. He attended Clemson University (Go Tigers!) where he received his B.A. in Elementary Education, and the University of San Diego where he received his M.Ed. in STEAM Education. He recently earned his Doctorate of Education... Read More →


Saturday November 6, 2021 10:30am - 12:00pm PDT
Renaissance, Cactus
  6-12

10:30am PDT

468: Meaning-Making in Algebra: Equations For Context-Rich Probs

So much happens in an intro Algebra course to set up students for future success. This session focuses on the dreaded 'story-problem' & will provide methods (but not short-cuts!) for helping students navigate these with meaning & understanding.

Speakers
avatar for Brent Ferguson

Brent Ferguson

Princeton Day School



Saturday November 6, 2021 10:30am - 12:00pm PDT
Renaissance, Chino A
  6-12

10:30am PDT

470: DragginMath: Structural Semantics on your iPad

This iOS app converts expressions into interactive trees. See how operator precedence really works. Then do algebra by dragging structures on the screen. Low floor, high ceiling. Fun, but not a toy. Also makes animated lessons exchanged via email.

Speakers
SA

Steven Abell

brising.com


Saturday November 6, 2021 10:30am - 12:00pm PDT
Renaissance, Pueblo A
  6-12

10:30am PDT

441: Seeing is Believing-Why Do We Invert and Multiply?

"Invert and Multiply'' has been taunted as a senseless rule. Yet, it lays the foundation for manipulating rational expressions. This workshop will use a problem-based approach to support visualizing and constructing the algorithm with sense.

Speakers
avatar for Sunny Chin-Look

Sunny Chin-Look

Instructional specialist K-8 Mathematics, Alhambra Unified School District


Saturday November 6, 2021 10:30am - 12:00pm PDT
PSCC, Mesquite A
  6-8

10:30am PDT

443: Valuing ALL Voices in Your Math Community

Build students' math identity and agency with opportunities for sharing their reasoning. Encourage explanations and multiple representations, as "students learn best through active engagement with mathematics and one another" (2021 Framework, Ch.2).

Speakers
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Vicki Vierra

CSU Channel Islands



Saturday November 6, 2021 10:30am - 12:00pm PDT
Renaissance, San Jacinto
  6-8

10:30am PDT

451: Go Dodgers: Exploring Data Through Simulations

This session will explore a classroom-ready mathematics lesson that investigates data through simulations in a baseball context, modeling principals outlined in the data science chapter of the new CA Framework.

Speakers
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Eden Murphy

UCLA Curtis Center for Mathematics and Teaching


Saturday November 6, 2021 10:30am - 12:00pm PDT
PSCC, Mesquite E
  9-12

10:30am PDT

452: Calculus Group Activities to Get Students Engaged & Talking

Use collaborative structures to explore key concepts of Calculus. Activities include Card Sort, Predict and Confirm, Quiz-Quiz-Trade, and Four Corners, based on Instructional Approaches from the AP Calculus CED and can be adapted for multiple topics.

Speakers
avatar for Karen Hyers

Karen Hyers

Tartan High School



Saturday November 6, 2021 10:30am - 12:00pm PDT
PSCC, Mesquite F
  9-12

10:30am PDT

453: Give Your Factoring Lessons the Makeover your Students Need

I realized that even students who could factor quadratics lacked flexibility to apply their skills to related concepts. I developed these lessons building on prior knowledge all students hold and saw dramatic growth in student learning and practice.

Speakers
NF

Nolan Fossum

9-12 Teacher, Trabuco Hills High School
Hi! I've been teaching math in the high school and college settings (with a little bit of middle school) for over twenty years. I like talking about the Pillars & Practices framework, ungrading, redesigning curriculum, and instructional practices that center student thinking. Let's... Read More →


Saturday November 6, 2021 10:30am - 12:00pm PDT
PSCC, Smoke Tree A
  9-12

10:30am PDT

454: Unmuting Data Literacy in the Math Curriculum

The New CA Math Framework recognizes the growing influence of data science as an important component of our mathematics curriculum. How do we answer the call for more data literacy among our students? Come join our panel conversation and explore an example activity around this question and more.

Speakers
GB

Gail Burrill

Michigan State University
avatar for Curtis Brown

Curtis Brown

Math Specialist, Texas Instruments Inc.


Saturday November 6, 2021 10:30am - 12:00pm PDT
PSCC, Smoke Tree F
  9-12, Sponsor

10:30am PDT

455: MRWC: Strengthening Visual Thinking in High School Math

The emphasis on symbolic manipulations should be balanced by conscientious efforts to use among others, graphical representations. We focus on the role they play in MRWC and ways to foster visual thinking and provide access to high cognitive demand.

Speakers
GW

Greisy Winicki Landman

Cal Poly Pomona


Saturday November 6, 2021 10:30am - 12:00pm PDT
Renaissance, Santa Rosa
  9-12

10:30am PDT

456: Visualizing Quadratics Through Data Collection

Visualize quadratic functions by collecting and analyzing data using non-tech tools and motion detectors. Discuss how data collection can enhance classroom discussions, allowing all students to access and explore the content being taught.

Speakers
KM

Katie Martinez

Math Teacher, ksallard20@yahoo.com


Saturday November 6, 2021 10:30am - 12:00pm PDT
Renaissance, Sierra
  9-12

10:30am PDT

457: Exploring Sequences and Series with the TI-Nspire CX

Help students understand sequences and series using the TI-Nspire. In this session, we will explore different math activities, problems, and tasks that connect BC Calculus topics to previous courses: Algebra 1 through Pre-Calculus.

Speakers
avatar for Kimberley Thomas

Kimberley Thomas

Teacher and Title I Coordinator, Moon Valley High School
I am passionate about student exploration, understanding, communication, and engagement. It is my mission to ban the word "over" in math classes unless the intended meaning is physical placement.
avatar for Veronica Carlson

Veronica Carlson

Mathematics, Educational Consultant
For 35 years, Veronica has taught mathematics at Moon Valley High School in Phoenix, AZ, where she most recently taught College Algebra. Veronica is also an adjunct mathematics instructor at Glendale Community College. She has presented at many national, state, and local conferences... Read More →



Saturday November 6, 2021 10:30am - 12:00pm PDT
PSCC, Smoke Tree E
  9-12

10:30am PDT

471: The art of the question: Train students how to question

Asking questions is an art form. As such it is a skill that is learned through practice and must be nurtured. Students that are taught how to ask questions become self directed learners and have deeper more meaningful learning experiences.

Speakers
avatar for Joshua Bean

Joshua Bean

Huntington Beach Unified High School District
The word mathematics means learning in Greek. Come explore ideas and practices that are designed to train our students as learners. I love dialoguing about models, policies, and methods of learning that nurture the whole student. I have 23 years experience teaching math, philosophy... Read More →



Saturday November 6, 2021 10:30am - 12:00pm PDT
Renaissance, Pueblo B
  9-12

10:30am PDT

401: Mathematical Wellness: Nourishing Ourselves With Imperfection Storytelling and Curiosity

One of the most negligent things that we have done in mathematics is that its purposes have always been directed externally to supporting and providing for society. This focus has also taken a toll on our students and teachers who must engage with mathematics through a lens of compliance, performance, and competition. Our energies have been consumed in this toxic landscape. But, our failure has been that we have neglected ourselves. What purpose does mathematics have with our life's journey? To answer that question we must approach math in a completely new way. We must embrace confusion and uncertainty with excitement and not trepidation. We must do this because it has been the entire historical narrative of the history of mathematics. We must reclaim its human power and purpose.


Speakers
avatar for Sunil Singh

Sunil Singh

Author and Math Storyteller, Amplify and Mathigon
Sunil Singh is an author, storyteller, and a porous math educator. He taught math, physics, and English for 19 yearsbefore embarking on a new journey of sharing his passion for math history/narrative with people all around the world.He works at Amplify to help build/curate rich storytelling... Read More →


Saturday November 6, 2021 10:30am - 12:00pm PDT
PSCC, Primrose A
  PK-12

10:30am PDT

402: Building Thinking Classrooms

Much of how classrooms look and much of what happens in them today is guided by institutional norms laid down at the inception of an industrial-age model of public education. These norms have enabled a culture of teaching and learning that is often devoid of student thinking. In this session I present some of the results of over 15 years of research into how teachers can transform their classrooms from a space where students mimic to where students think. The practices discussed will intertwine with, and make extensive references to, the recently published book, Building Thinking Classrooms in Mathematics (Grades K-12): 14 Teaching Practices for Enhancing Learning.

Speakers
avatar for Peter Liljedahl

Peter Liljedahl

Professor, SFU
Dr. Peter Liljedahl is a Professor of Mathematics Education in the Faculty of Education and author of the recently published book, Building Thinking Classrooms in Mathematics (Grades K-12): 14 Teaching Practices for Enhancing Learning. Peter is a former high school mathematics teacher... Read More →



Saturday November 6, 2021 10:30am - 12:00pm PDT
PSCC, Primrose B
  PK-12

10:30am PDT

404: Big Ideas & Equitable Outcomes: The New California Framework

When the new mathematics framework is released across California in the fall of 2021, it will set out ways to create equitable mathematics classrooms with a focus on connections and investigations. This requires an approach to mathematics that focuses on big ideas, rather than isolated methods. In this session we will highlight the big ideas, ways to teach them, and the ways they contribute to equity focused classrooms. We will watch some videos of classrooms together, have great mathematical conversations, and consider a brighter, more equitable future for California.

Speakers
avatar for Jo Boaler

Jo Boaler

Professor of Mathematics Education, Stanford University
Dr. Jo Boaler is a Professor of Mathematics Education at Stanford University, and the co-founder of youcubed. She is also an analyst for PISA testing in the OECD, and author of the first MOOC on mathematics teaching and learning. Former roles have included being the Marie Curie Professor... Read More →



Saturday November 6, 2021 10:30am - 12:00pm PDT
PSCC, Oasis 3
  PK-12

10:30am PDT

481: Oppression to success: One students' journey through school

All students deserve equitable air time in classrooms. Come hear the story of a 15 year old girl’s journey through school and unpack teacher moves that invited her involvement or alienated her discourse. Let’s ensure equality via engagement for all.

Speakers
avatar for Sean Nank

Sean Nank

California State University San Marcos
Sean Nank, PhD, received the Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST). Sean is a Distinguished Teacher in Residence and adjunct professor at California State University San Marcos, a full professor at American College of Education, and works... Read More →


Saturday November 6, 2021 10:30am - 12:00pm PDT
PSCC, Primrose C
  PK-12

10:30am PDT

482: Purposeful Questioning = Access Ownership and Understanding

Are you asking questions that focus or funnel? What question types give all students access, maintain rigor, deepen understanding? Build authority with purposeful questioning as shown in Principles to Action, promoting equitable productive discourse.

Speakers
avatar for Mardi Gale

Mardi Gale

Senior Research Associate, WestEd



Saturday November 6, 2021 10:30am - 12:00pm PDT
PSCC, Primrose D
  PK-12

10:30am PDT

483: The Butterfly Effects of the Butterfly Method

Join us to discover the unintended side effects of the Butterfly Method shortcut. Attendees will then collaborate to craft quality lessons that will support students in grappling with and making sense of these mathematical concepts.

Speakers
avatar for Angela Milversted

Angela Milversted

Chino Valley Unified School District
I currently serve as an Elementary Instructional Coach for the Chino Valley Unified School District. My 12 years of classroom experience include Kinder, 1st, 4th, and 6th grades. My passions include teaching mathematics, science, writing, and educational technology, just to name a... Read More →
avatar for Claire Verti

Claire Verti

Secondary Math Teacher, Bonita High School
@ClaireVerti



Saturday November 6, 2021 10:30am - 12:00pm PDT
PSCC, Mesquite B
  PK-12

10:30am PDT

484: Creating Social Distancing for you and your Podium/Whiteboard

Tired of being stuck at the front of the classroom? Learn how to use Doceri, an app that allows you to distance yourself from the front of the room. You can instead move around your classroom & teach, while wirelessly writing on your whiteboard.

Speakers
AS

Ashley Simpson

Laguna Hills High School


Saturday November 6, 2021 10:30am - 12:00pm PDT
PSCC, Mesquite C
  PK-12

10:30am PDT

485: Math in Cultures: Voices of Students' Families in Classes

Mathematics is historically seen across all cultures - in games, cooking, art, fabric, every element of living. This session focusses on binding culture & math in the classroom by tapping on the funds of knowledge of families to enrich learning.

Speakers
SR

Sandhya Raman

Morrill Middle School/ Berryessa Union School District


Saturday November 6, 2021 10:30am - 12:00pm PDT
PSCC, Mesquite H
  PK-12

10:30am PDT

486: Design a reasoning routine to develop mathematical thinking

In this session, we pull back the curtain on our process for designing reasoning routines. We share our sources of inspiration and take you through the six-step process we use to create routines that foster mathematical thinking in all students.

Speakers
avatar for Grace Kelemanik

Grace Kelemanik

Author of Routines for Reasoning, Fostering Math Practices
Grace Kelemanik has more than 30 years of mathematics education experience. A frequent presenter at national conferences, her work focuses on urban education, special populations, and teacher training. She is a former urban high school mathematics teacher and Project Director at Education... Read More →
avatar for Amy Lucenta

Amy Lucenta

Author of Routines for Reasoning, Fostering Math Practices
Amy Lucenta, co-founder of Fostering Math Practices, has extensive K-12 mathematics experience with a focus on developing the standards for mathematical practice in each and every student. She supports teachers, districts, and educational collaborative organizations as they refine... Read More →


Saturday November 6, 2021 10:30am - 12:00pm PDT
Renaissance, Catalina
  PK-12

10:30am PDT

411: Math Anywhere! Meeting Families in the Places they Go

Math Anywhere! partners with local organizations to spread joyful math throughout our community. We will share strategies and free resources for promoting family math in your neighborhood. Learn how we adapted to reach families at home.

Speakers
avatar for MOLLY DALEY

MOLLY DALEY

Regional Mathematics Coordinator, Education Service District 112
Molly is a Regional Mathematics Coordinator in Vancouver, Washington where she directs the Math Anywhere! Project to spread playful mathematics throughout her community. Molly currently serves as the Board Chair for Public Math, a non-profit which introduces math into public and sometimes... Read More →


Saturday November 6, 2021 10:30am - 12:00pm PDT
Hilton, Plaza D
  PK-2

10:30am PDT

431: Centering Students with Disabilities

This session will nudge participants to reconsider the way students with disabilities are positioned mathematically and will investigate how we, as teachers, might use student thinking as an advocacy tool.

Speakers
avatar for Joanna Hayman

Joanna Hayman

Joanna Hayman is a Cognitively Guided Instruction math coach and facilitator with UCLA Mathematics Project. Before UCLAMP, she was a classroom teacher for 13 years in schools across Los Angeles. Her work focuses on math as a tool to disrupt the marginalization of students of color... Read More →


Saturday November 6, 2021 10:30am - 12:00pm PDT
Hilton, Horizon II
  PK-5

10:30am PDT

432: Equitable Practices Leading to Effective Problem Solvers

Come learn about effective and equitable teaching strategies to engage ALL students in persevering, overcoming "stuck points", and engaging in discourse while problem solving. See these practices in action and leave with resources to use right away.

Speakers

Saturday November 6, 2021 10:30am - 12:00pm PDT
Hilton, Oasis 2
  PK-5

10:30am PDT

433: Every voice Every Day? Who's Doing MOST of the Talking?

In terms of math talk, can I hide? Can I be ignored? How would your students answer this question? Join me as we explore equitable management strategies to include all students in meaningful and empowering mathematical discourse.

Speakers
avatar for Shannon Kiebler

Shannon Kiebler

Empower Consulting
I love elementary math teachers and believe my calling is to inspire and empower teachers so in turn we empower and inspire our teachers. A believer in student-centered, inquiry-based instruction, I believe math discourse to be foundational to classroom success.


Saturday November 6, 2021 10:30am - 12:00pm PDT
Hilton, Oasis 3
  PK-5

10:30am PDT

434: Giving Students Voice & Choice: Let Your Kids Talk Math!

Empower ALL kids voices by nurturing questions & arguments with Teacher Talk Moves. Engage in math activities that let your kids talk, challenge & appreciate each other’s thinking, that you can use tomorrow, to strengthen your learning community.

Speakers
avatar for Barbara Blanke

Barbara Blanke

Owner, Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo
Best Practices in MathematicsCommon Core Professional DevelopmentParent EducationGuided MathDiscourse
avatar for Kimberly Kelly

Kimberly Kelly

Teacher, San Luis Coastal USD


Saturday November 6, 2021 10:30am - 12:00pm PDT
Hilton, Palm Canyon
  PK-5

10:30am PDT

435: Visual Number Talks: A New Way to See This Routine

Do you find it a struggle to get ALL students involved in Number Talks? Come discover how adding a visual component creates entry for ALL students and supports conceptual, fluency, and number sense development.

Speakers
avatar for Kim Webb

Kim Webb

Tulare County Office of Education
Kim is passionate about developing students’ love for learning, teachers’ enthusiasm for teaching, and administrators’ capacity to support instructional shifts. Kim has served as an educator in California’s Central Valley for over 21 years as a classroom teacher, curriculum... Read More →
avatar for Joseph Lamb

Joseph Lamb

Curriculum Specialist, Tulare County Office of Education


Saturday November 6, 2021 10:30am - 12:00pm PDT
PSCC, Mesquite D
  PK-5

10:30am PDT

492: Pedagogy Either Inspires Success or Conspires Against It

Every day, educators unknowingly carry out actions that fuel inequities. A review of common pedagogies will unveil the extent of decontamination required if we are serious about protecting students who are vulnerable to systemic racism.

Speakers
avatar for Megan Robinson

Megan Robinson

National Director, Content and Implementation, Curriculum Associates
Megan has been in the education field for thirteen years as an educator and consultant. As a teacher, Megan served in California Title One, urban, rural, and private schools. As a consultant, Megan has been an integral part of California Math and ELA adoptions, developed curriculum... Read More →


Saturday November 6, 2021 10:30am - 12:00pm PDT
Renaissance, Ventura
  Teacher Ed

1:15pm PDT

521: Counting Collections across the Elementary Grades

Counting collections aren't just for the primary grades! In this session we will get hands on with counting collections exploring ways we can use them to support our core instruction in the upper elementary classrooms.

Speakers
AW

Alison Williams

Mathematics Coordinator, Chula Vista Elementary School District
I am excited to be learning a new role this year. I love listening to kids talk about math and learning mathematics through their lens. (Thus my love of CGI.)I believe in striving for equity in our mathematics classrooms and continuing to question our practice to better our spaces... Read More →


Saturday November 6, 2021 1:15pm - 2:45pm PDT
Hilton, Plaza A
  3-5

1:15pm PDT

522: What Are You Thinking? Orchestrating Productive Discussions

Come explore discussion-based structures that do more than just collect answers. We will actively examine rigorous tasks and methods for eliciting thinking, comparing conceptual representations, and developing students' mathematical language.

Speakers
avatar for Lorelei Coddington

Lorelei Coddington

Associate Professor, Biola University
I value an active math classroom where kids engage in math talk and collective sense-making. This environment motivates and encourages learning for all students, including those who struggle in math or are English learners.


Saturday November 6, 2021 1:15pm - 2:45pm PDT
Hilton, Plaza B
  3-5

1:15pm PDT

561: The art of arranging letters along a line circle or curve

Imagine students designing a sign for a store or a card for family or friends that has letters placed and angled on a line or along a curve. Imagine them choosing their own method and building conceptual knowledge of many topics through this task.

Speakers
avatar for Ron Lancaster

Ron Lancaster

Associate Professor, University of Toronto
Ron is an Associate Professor, Teaching Stream, Emeritus at the University of Toronto where he taught mathematics courses for pre-service middle and high school teachers for 17 years. Before joining the faculty of the University of Toronto, Ron taught middle and high school mathematics... Read More →


Saturday November 6, 2021 1:15pm - 2:45pm PDT
PSCC, Primrose D
  6-12

1:15pm PDT

562: Let's Energize about the way we Synthesize!

Have you ever had a lesson that was going amazing, and then the bell rang? You were left wondering if kids knew what the mathematical point was. Let’s explore ways to synthesize a lesson if you have 10 minutes, 5 minutes, or 1 minute left in class.

Speakers
avatar for Courtney Ortega

Courtney Ortega

Secondary Math Coordinator, Oakland Unified School District



Saturday November 6, 2021 1:15pm - 2:45pm PDT
PSCC, Smoke Tree B
  6-12

1:15pm PDT

563: Tech Tools for Math Lesson Design

Explore online tools and math resources to provide students with the vision to explain and apply their math knowledge. We’ll discuss Desmos, Geogebra, Peardeck, Quizizz, Edpuzzle, Google Apps, etc. along with ways to package lessons using HyperDocs.

Speakers
avatar for Kristan Morales

Kristan Morales

Math Teacher and Tech Coach, Temecula Valley/Chaparral High School
HS Math Teacher and Site Tech Coach.  CUE Conference Planning Committee, CUE Volunteer Coordinator, CUE Rockstar Faculty, Instructional Leadership Corps Professional Development Provider with CTA and Stanford, CTA Liaison to CA Math Council, Southwest Riverside County Think Tank... Read More →


Saturday November 6, 2021 1:15pm - 2:45pm PDT
PSCC, Smoke Tree C
  6-12

1:15pm PDT

564: Stick and String: A model of Trigonometric Functions

We create trig tables for the sine function using a stick and string. Participation structures for small-group instruction and origami protractors are used to achieve broad and meaningful access to rigorous mathematics.

Speakers
avatar for Evan Rushton

Evan Rushton

We the People Alliance
Education technology and assessment to promote equity in classrooms.



Saturday November 6, 2021 1:15pm - 2:45pm PDT
PSCC, Smoke Tree D
  6-12

1:15pm PDT

565: Re-Engagement: A Strategy to Move Forward Not Backwards

Feel pressure to choose between filling gaps (going backwards) and teaching at the pace of learning (going forward)? Come learn how to design lessons that engage ALL students by specifically using student voice through their writing and explanations.

Speakers
avatar for Jessica Balli

Jessica Balli

Education Consultant, Callahan Consulting
Math Teacher. Traveler. Knitter.
avatar for Solana Ray

Solana Ray

Callahan Consulting


Saturday November 6, 2021 1:15pm - 2:45pm PDT
PSCC, Smoke Tree E
  6-12

1:15pm PDT

566: Rethinking Homework: Practice Pushing & Pondering Problems

Don't have the power to eliminate homework or aren't yet comfortable with this idea? Join me in actively exploring a framework for homework I use in fifth to twelfth grade that goes far beyond 1-29 odd, increasing access, agency, & cognitive demand.

Speakers
avatar for Avery Pickford

Avery Pickford

Math Teacher, Lick-Wilmerding High School
The way I teach math != the way I was taught math. This is my Nth year teaching, but I haven't come close to "figuring it all out." I try to get my students to do as much of the thinking as possible, and I am particularly interested in the teaching and learning of mathematical habits... Read More →


Saturday November 6, 2021 1:15pm - 2:45pm PDT
PSCC, Smoke Tree F
  6-12

1:15pm PDT

568: Dear Math

In this session, we will explore math identity through the unpacking of student writing in "Dear Math" letters. We will share quotes, themes, and unearth the roots of their feelings in service of an equitable (and enjoyable) math experience for all.

Speakers

Saturday November 6, 2021 1:15pm - 2:45pm PDT
Renaissance, Andreas
  6-12

1:15pm PDT

570: Accessing Probability using Manipulatives and Technology

This hands-on, minds-on session will utilize a variety of manipulatives and technology to allow learners to discover probability concepts through the design and implementation of simulations. Emphasis will be placed on collaborative problem-solving.

Speakers
avatar for Dan Shuster

Dan Shuster

Ed Tech TOSA, Simi Valley Unified School District
Dan Shuster has taught high school math and computer science for over 30 years. During this time, he has taught virtually every math subject, with a focus on statistics and computer science education over the past 25 years. He is passionate about activity-based learning and the use... Read More →



Saturday November 6, 2021 1:15pm - 2:45pm PDT
Renaissance, Chino A
  6-12

1:15pm PDT

572: Building Pascal's Triangle and Fibonacci Numbers with Trains

Experience hands-on combinatorics as we use colored rods to build trains that show Pascal's triangle, Fibonacci numbers, and more. See recurrence relations, construct identities without algebra, and understand discrete mathematics physically.

Speakers
BH

Brian Hopkins

Professor, Saint Peter's University


Saturday November 6, 2021 1:15pm - 2:45pm PDT
Renaissance, Pueblo A
  6-12

1:15pm PDT

573: Enhance student agency by healing negative math identities

Teachers will explore the causes and effects of students’ negative self images and beliefs about math to learn methods to help students identify these images, explore their origins, and how to free their students of these negative self identities.

Speakers
avatar for Joshua Bean

Joshua Bean

Huntington Beach Unified High School District
The word mathematics means learning in Greek. Come explore ideas and practices that are designed to train our students as learners. I love dialoguing about models, policies, and methods of learning that nurture the whole student. I have 23 years experience teaching math, philosophy... Read More →



Saturday November 6, 2021 1:15pm - 2:45pm PDT
Renaissance, Pueblo B
  6-12

1:15pm PDT

541: Soar with Paper Airplanes: Activate Voices in Data Science

This session uses the world paper airplane championship to launch an exploration that promotes equitable mathematics teaching practices and applies the "statistical and data science investigation process" as recommended in the new CA Math Framework.

Speakers
HC

Helen Chan

UCLA Curtis Center for Mathematics and Teaching


Saturday November 6, 2021 1:15pm - 2:45pm PDT
PSCC, Mesquite A
  6-8

1:15pm PDT

543: Why Do I Need to Know This?

Those asking this question have likely checked out. How can you hook them instead? Real world is nice, but engaging is a must. Let's look at strategies and activities to implement so this question doesn't get asked.

Speakers
MG

Mark Goldstein

author, Center for Mathematics and Teaching
My team and I write innovative middle school mathematics curriculum and partner with school districts in professional learning.
CR

Cynthia Raff

Center for Mathematics and Teaching


Saturday November 6, 2021 1:15pm - 2:45pm PDT
Renaissance, San Jacinto
  6-8

1:15pm PDT

544: Extreme Math Makeover: Problem-based Learning Edition

Imagine a math class where students are engaged, collaborating, and finding relevance in math. Now imagine that a problem-based learning approach made that possible. Learn and experience a fresh and doable approach to PBL.

Speakers

Saturday November 6, 2021 1:15pm - 2:45pm PDT
PSCC, Mesquite G
  6-8, Sponsor

1:15pm PDT

545: Build Student Agency through Mathematical Modeling

Learn an instructional routine that provides a repeatable structure to develop students as mathematical modelers. The routine, with its embedded supports, provides access to diverse learners and develops students' agency and authority.

Speakers
avatar for Amy Lucenta

Amy Lucenta

Author of Routines for Reasoning, Fostering Math Practices
Amy Lucenta, co-founder of Fostering Math Practices, has extensive K-12 mathematics experience with a focus on developing the standards for mathematical practice in each and every student. She supports teachers, districts, and educational collaborative organizations as they refine... Read More →
avatar for Grace Kelemanik

Grace Kelemanik

Author of Routines for Reasoning, Fostering Math Practices
Grace Kelemanik has more than 30 years of mathematics education experience. A frequent presenter at national conferences, her work focuses on urban education, special populations, and teacher training. She is a former urban high school mathematics teacher and Project Director at Education... Read More →


Saturday November 6, 2021 1:15pm - 2:45pm PDT
Renaissance, Catalina
  6-8

1:15pm PDT

551: Building Student Agency Through HS Math Pathways

Explore a national movement to expand HS math pathways through the Dana Center's Launch Years Initiative by examining course design principles and hearing from students enrolled in pathway courses such as data science.

Speakers
avatar for Erica Heinzman

Erica Heinzman

Lecturer/Supervisor, UC San Diego, EDS
avatar for Josh Recio

Josh Recio

Course Program Specialist, UT Dana Center



Saturday November 6, 2021 1:15pm - 2:45pm PDT
PSCC, Mesquite F
  9-12

1:15pm PDT

552: Geometric Modeling Food Sustainability and Social Justice

Explore a unit integrating math & civics to provide students & families access to healthy/affordable food. Leave with ideas to create your own. Newly released in, High School Mathematics Lessons to Explore, Understand & Respond to Social Injustice.

Speakers
avatar for Shakiyya Bland, Ed.D.

Shakiyya Bland, Ed.D.

STEM Educator/Policy Fellow, Albert Einstein Distinguished Educator Fellow
Dr. Shakiyya Bland is an Albert Einstein Distinguished Educator Fellow advocating for STEM education at the federal level.  She served as a Secondary Instructional Learning Coach, District Mathematics Curriculum Coach, and Equity Leader. She taught both elementary and secondary students... Read More →


Saturday November 6, 2021 1:15pm - 2:45pm PDT
PSCC, Smoke Tree A
  9-12

1:15pm PDT

553: MRWC: A View of Mathematical Structure for High School

MRWC uses connections and flexible approaches to bring out & view the beauty of structure in high school math. Look for & make use of structure in diverse contexts. Share excitement of discovering that seemingly different ideas share common structure

Speakers
LW

Laura Wallace

Cal State San Bernardino


Saturday November 6, 2021 1:15pm - 2:45pm PDT
Renaissance, Santa Rosa
  9-12

1:15pm PDT

554: Discretely Expanding Student Access to Rich Curriculum

We've designed a course for curious, thoughtful students who are possibly coping with past math traumas. Come experience solving rich, agency-building tasks from a new C-approved course for high school juniors: Discrete Math Problem Solving.

Speakers
avatar for Anne Marie Almaraz

Anne Marie Almaraz

Teacher; Mathematics, Otay Ranch High School


Saturday November 6, 2021 1:15pm - 2:45pm PDT
Renaissance, Sierra
  9-12

1:15pm PDT

591: A Trajectory to Empower Secondary Mathematics Instruction

Mathematical literacy empowers students to be authors of their own journeys. Engage in conversations with the CISC High School Math Subcommittee to ignite the transformation of HS math classrooms into places where all student voices are amplified.

Speakers
avatar for Melanie Janzen

Melanie Janzen

San Bernardino Co Supt Schools
avatar for Diana Ceja

Diana Ceja

Riverside County Office of Education



Saturday November 6, 2021 1:15pm - 2:45pm PDT
Renaissance, Mojave Lrng Ctr
  Leadership

1:15pm PDT

501: Teaching mathematics so that students feel seen and heard

This talk will explore what it means to teach mathematics when we frame classrooms as spaces of becoming. Drawing on mathematics classroom research, we will explore the importance of collaboration, discourse, and positioning in fostering mathematical identities. We will then consider instructional practices that support students being seen and heard as mathematical thinkers and learners.

Speakers
avatar for Jennifer Langer-Osuna

Jennifer Langer-Osuna

Assistant Professor, Stanford University


Saturday November 6, 2021 1:15pm - 2:45pm PDT
PSCC, Primrose A
  PK-12

1:15pm PDT

502: Talk Number 2 Me: Mathematics & Mindfulness 2.0   

In 2020-2021, I was a first-time principal during a pandemic! Come hear my candid reflections and learnings as I applied my skill of integrating mathematics and mindfulness to not only engender formidable mathematical learning but cultivating a cohesive school community over Zoom by being a mindful leader.

Speakers
avatar for Christina Lincoln-Moore

Christina Lincoln-Moore

Principal, Cheremoya Avenue ES
Christina Lincoln-Moore is an innovative Constructivist educational leader who is tenaciously and profoundly dedicated to mindful inquiry-based learning to engender formidable mathematics identities. She taught for LAUSD from 1996 until 2014. She is currently the Principal of Cheremoya... Read More →


Saturday November 6, 2021 1:15pm - 2:45pm PDT
PSCC, Primrose B
  PK-12

1:15pm PDT

503: Skeptic Conversations: Levels of Convincing in Math Class

Students develop agency when they are allowed to own the mathematics they produce. One way to support student agency is through creating room in classrooms for students to contribute to math conversations and engage with students to build collective understanding. We will explore how we interchangeably use “explanations” and “convincing arguments” and expect students to know the difference. We are disappointed when student explanations are often a list of steps and at best communicate procedural fluency when we want students to produce convincing arguments that demonstrate their reasoning and conceptual understanding. Participants will experience how students can improve their communication, reasoning, and risk taking by participating in structured skeptic conversations through tasks that allow for rich discussion and are accessible to all students. Participants will also look at data collected on the changes that resulted in a middle school classroom over a year of action research.

Speakers

Saturday November 6, 2021 1:15pm - 2:45pm PDT
Hilton, Horizon II
  PK-12

1:15pm PDT

581: Toothpaste and Student Engagement?! Equity and Relationships

Sometimes students silently withdraw from contributing and interacting. Come discuss the importance of relationships to foster equity via structures for social and emotional engagement. Learn how to create space so students can make meaning of math.

Speakers
avatar for Sean Nank

Sean Nank

California State University San Marcos
Sean Nank, PhD, received the Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST). Sean is a Distinguished Teacher in Residence and adjunct professor at California State University San Marcos, a full professor at American College of Education, and works... Read More →
avatar for Jackie Murawska

Jackie Murawska

STEM Instructional Coach, Skokie/Morton Grove School District 69
Hi! I am a STEM Instructional Coach and a Mathematics Educator Researcher. As a STEM coach, I provide instructional support, curriculum implementation, and professional development to teachers in a K-8 school district north of Chicago. Prior to serving in this STEM role, I spent 11... Read More →


Saturday November 6, 2021 1:15pm - 2:45pm PDT
PSCC, Primrose C
  PK-12

1:15pm PDT

582: What do Probes got to do got to do with it?

This session will showcase a fresh approach to formative assessments, using the guidance and resources from Cheryl Tobey and Paige Keely. Probes coach us to listen to our students, foster curiosity, boost social-emotional and growth-mindsets!


Saturday November 6, 2021 1:15pm - 2:45pm PDT
PSCC, Mesquite B
  PK-12

1:15pm PDT

584: Inquiry Based Learning with Freckle Education

Freckle is a differentiation platform that provides personalized instruction for students of all levels. Inquiry based lessons allow students to explore math standards and build critical thinking skills by scaffolding real-world challenges.

Speakers
MB

Mackenzie Brooke

Renaissance Learning


Saturday November 6, 2021 1:15pm - 2:45pm PDT
PSCC, Mesquite E
  PK-12

1:15pm PDT

585: Stop Teaching Algorithms. Instead Mentor Mathematicians.

Why are students still counting on their fingers? Because algorithms not only allow it, but can trap students into less sophisticated thinking than we need in order to build students as doers of mathematics, not just mimickers of procedures.

Speakers
PH

Pamela Harris

Pam Harris Consulting LLC


Saturday November 6, 2021 1:15pm - 2:45pm PDT
PSCC, Mesquite H
  PK-12

1:15pm PDT

512: Play and Learn Math: Number Sense

Learn engaging activities and strategies to guide all students in deepening their understanding of early number concepts, including subitizing, early operations, patterns, and place value. Turn math learning into child's play in your classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Susan Kunze

Susan Kunze

Author, teacher resource materials, Bishop Elementary School- retired
Susan Kunze is an enthusiastic and experienced teacher-educator and resource writer, with nearly four decades of primary teaching experience. Her expertise in curriculum development has been shared as a national and regional conference presenter, a member of the California Common... Read More →
MK

Michelle Kubiak

Teacher 2nd grade, Bishop ES



Saturday November 6, 2021 1:15pm - 2:45pm PDT
Hilton, Tapestry
  PK-2

1:15pm PDT

531: The Power of Students' Ideas

Do your students believe they have important math ideas and that others want to hear those ideas? Do they believe math makes sense and is about more than answers? We'll explore routines for eliciting, valuing, and leveraging students' ideas.

Speakers
avatar for Annie Fetter

Annie Fetter

Math Education Specialist, 21st Century Partnership for STEM Education
Hi, I’m Annie. I live outside Philadelphia and in central Vermont. I worked on the project that developed the first version of the Geometer’s Sketchpad and was a founding staff member of the Math Forum. Currently I work part-time for the 21st Century Partnership for STEM Education... Read More →


Saturday November 6, 2021 1:15pm - 2:45pm PDT
Hilton, Horizon I
  PK-5

1:15pm PDT

532: Slow Is The New Fast

Research shows countries with a slower sequence of topics score higher on tests of understanding and problem-solving AND increase equity in math education. Learn more about classroom-tested strategies to slow down the curriculum and add depth.

Speakers
avatar for Kathleen Jalalpour

Kathleen Jalalpour

math teacher, The Pi Project
Kathleen is a veteran math teacher with 35 years of experience, including teaching and training schools in Singapore Math. She is a recipient of the 2018 Sarah Barder Excellence in Teaching award from the Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth. She is also the author of The First... Read More →


Saturday November 6, 2021 1:15pm - 2:45pm PDT
Hilton, Oasis 2
  PK-5

1:15pm PDT

533: Visual Representations Amplify Mathematical Understanding

When students grapple with mathematics by connecting representations, they develop deeper understanding & agency. This session shares strategies for connecting representations with a focus on the power of sketches & more formal mathematical diagrams.

Speakers
avatar for Sara Moore

Sara Moore

VP for Research and Content, ORIGO Education
Sara Delano Moore, Ph.D. is the VP for Research & Content and Chair of the Mathematics Advisory Board at ORIGO Education. An experienced teacher and nationally recognized speaker, her work emphasizes the power of deep understanding and multiple representations for learning. Her interests... Read More →


Saturday November 6, 2021 1:15pm - 2:45pm PDT
Hilton, Oasis 3
  PK-5

1:15pm PDT

592: How to Teach Math on YouTube Like a Legend

I own two YouTube channels focused around math with a cumulative subscriber count of ~30,000 and over 3 million views. My session will teach others how to (a) launch a math channel and (b) create quality content.

Speakers
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Huzefa Kapadia

Scalar Learning LLC


Saturday November 6, 2021 1:15pm - 2:45pm PDT
Renaissance, Ventura
  Teacher Ed

3:15pm PDT

621: The Power of One - Developing Fraction Concepts

Participants will engage in fraction activities to develop a deep understanding of one and the application to the algorithm for division of fractions. Strategies for classroom implementation with students in grades 3-6 will be modeled and discussed.

Speakers
avatar for Rebecca Williams (Scarfone)

Rebecca Williams (Scarfone)

Math Specialist, Temecula Valley Unified
You can find the presentation and additional resources here: https://bit.ly/ONEcmc21


Saturday November 6, 2021 3:15pm - 4:45pm PDT
Hilton, Plaza A
  3-5

3:15pm PDT

623: Using 3 Reads to Make Sense of Word Problems

The 3 reads is an instructional routine to support students in thinking about a problem. It supports "making sense of problems and persevering in solving them." In this session, you will experience the routine with elementary classroom examples.

Speakers
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Daniel Ilaria

West Chester University



Saturday November 6, 2021 3:15pm - 4:45pm PDT
Hilton, Plaza C
  3-5

3:15pm PDT

624: Formative Assessment & Re-engagement in the Virtual and/or Hybrid

Explore lessons learned about the power of building on & utilizing student thinking in a virtual and/or hybrid class. Participants will experience a lesson-building process that embraces current understanding as an asset to propel the learning community forward. We’ll analyze the impact of re-engagement lessons and how this lesson structure can create a space to foster all five TRU Math Dimensions, including “Equitable Access”, “Agency, Ownership, and Identity”, and “Formative Assessment”. Participants will leave with a set of tools and performance tasks, as well as guidelines on how to implement re-engagement lessons.

Speakers
avatar for Cecilio Dimas

Cecilio Dimas

Executive Director & Partner, Silicon Valley Mathematics Initiative (SVMI)
Before joining SVMI as a Partner and Co-Director in 2016, Cecilio Dimas was the Director of the STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, & Mathematics) Initiative at the Santa Clara County Office of Education (SCCOE). Prior to leading the STEAM Initiative, he served as a mathematics... Read More →


Saturday November 6, 2021 3:15pm - 4:45pm PDT
Hilton, Palm Canyon
  3-5

3:15pm PDT

262: The Overlooked SEL Hidden Within Productive Struggle

Struggling to facilitate productive struggle for ALL your students? Get everyone moving forward by learning the roots of productive struggle in the brain. Come and learn 3 powerful tools your students can use today to manage their own struggle.

Speakers
avatar for Liesl McConchie

Liesl McConchie

Math With the Brain in Mind
Liesl McConchie is an international expert on how the brain learns, and co-author of best-selling book Brain-Based Learning with Dr. Eric Jensen. She has been published in ASCD's Educational Leadership journal. With over 20 years of experience in education, Liesl bridges her knowledge... Read More →


Saturday November 6, 2021 3:15pm - 4:45pm PDT
Renaissance, Andreas
  6-12

3:15pm PDT

661: Social Justice in a Virtual Setting: A Case for Reparations

Presenters will share their implementation of a social justice lesson on reparations in virtual setting. Participants will engage in the math, examine student work samples, and discuss the impact of the lesson on student perceptions of mathematics.

Speakers
avatar for Kyndall Brown

Kyndall Brown

Executive Director, California Mathematics Project
avatar for Naehee Kwun

Naehee Kwun

UCLA Math Project, Program Designer and Facilitator, UCI CalTeach, Teacher Network Coordinator


Saturday November 6, 2021 3:15pm - 4:45pm PDT
PSCC, Primrose C
  6-12

3:15pm PDT

662: Asset Based Assessments: Dismantling Inequitable Structures

Many assessments yield predictable racialized outcomes. We argue that this is because the instruments are narrowly focused and deny opportunities for student voice and agency. We will share examples and frameworks to change this.

Speakers
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Patrick Callahan

Callahan Consulting


Saturday November 6, 2021 3:15pm - 4:45pm PDT
PSCC, Primrose D
  6-12

3:15pm PDT

664: The Use of Geogebra Software for Calculus Animations

The session will use the GeoGebra program to investigate graphical, numerical, and algebraic data representations. The session will reveal how to increase student’s engagement and understanding through guided discovery.

Speakers
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Bobby Ojose

University of the West


Saturday November 6, 2021 3:15pm - 4:45pm PDT
PSCC, Smoke Tree C
  6-12

3:15pm PDT

667: Emerging Math-linguals: Diversity Equity Culture Voices

Participants will engage in math from other cultures and gain perspective on the mathematical assets that Emerging Bilingual students bring to their classroom; re-envisioning the math that we as educators bring to our classrooms.

Speakers
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Nicholas Navarro

Norwalk High School/ ATMALA
MK

Marisa Katsuda

Math Teacher, ABC Unified School District



Saturday November 6, 2021 3:15pm - 4:45pm PDT
PSCC, Smoke Tree F
  6-12

3:15pm PDT

668: You Know You Want to do Problem-Solving With Your Students

There's plenty of research to support the benefits of engaging students in problem solving, yet few students are exposed to this type of task in their math class. Let's fix this!

Speakers
avatar for FAWN NGUYEN

FAWN NGUYEN

Math TOSA, Rio School District
Fawn is a third-year Teacher on Special Assignment (TOSA) with Rio School District in Oxnard, California. She was a middle school teacher for 30 years prior. Fawn was the 2014 Ventura County Teacher of the Year. In 2009, she was awarded the Math Teacher Hero from Raytheon. In 2005... Read More →


Saturday November 6, 2021 3:15pm - 4:45pm PDT
PSCC, Oasis 3
  6-12

3:15pm PDT

669: Time to Discover: The Exploding Dots Machine

What is base 2? Base 10? How do operations on polynomials in Algebra connect to arithmetic? The Exploding Dots Machine is a simple tool to help students discover and build connections in mathematics. Time to Unmute. Time to Discover.

Speakers
avatar for Claire Verti

Claire Verti

Secondary Math Teacher, Bonita High School
@ClaireVerti


Saturday November 6, 2021 3:15pm - 4:45pm PDT
Renaissance, Ventura
  6-12

3:15pm PDT

671: Portfolio Assessment: From Numbers to Showcases of Knowledge

How can we design assessments that promote math identity? In this session, we'll look at student portfolios: a system of assessment that yields better information about what students know while enhancing their math metacognition and motivation.

Speakers
GK

Geoff Krall

Student, University of Wyoming


Saturday November 6, 2021 3:15pm - 4:45pm PDT
Renaissance, Catalina
  6-12

3:15pm PDT

673: Prompting for Participation

How can teachers craft our prompts so that more students engage, with more dialog, critical thinking, thoughtful responses, and deeper learning? Distance learning made us think hard about it. Here's what we're bringing forward to in-person learning.

Speakers
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Timothy Hebert

Sacramento City Unified School District


Saturday November 6, 2021 3:15pm - 4:45pm PDT
Renaissance, Cactus
  6-12

3:15pm PDT

676: Meaningful Algebra: Looking for Structure Across K-12 

Work done with arithmetic in K-5 anticipates and supports the development of 20/20 Algebra Vision. With an emphasis on SMPs 7 & 8 and hands-on activities, we explore how to build on and strengthen K-5 knowledge for all students in Algebra.

Speakers
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Christina Kimmerling

CSULB Department of Mathematics and Statistics


Saturday November 6, 2021 3:15pm - 4:45pm PDT
Renaissance, Pueblo A
  6-12

3:15pm PDT

641: Bring the Standards of Mathematical Practices (SMPs) to LIFE

Representation is paramount to learning and the SMPs allow students to see themselves as math people. Leave with hands-on activities to highlight the SMPs for all students and create a classroom culture where students feel represented as math people!

Speakers
avatar for Sara Odioso

Sara Odioso

Nativity Prep Academy
Sara Odioso has been teaching middle school math for over 10 years. She has a Bachelor's in Math from Allegheny College and Masters in Secondary Math Education from the University of Pittsburgh. She has been focused on helping all students see themselves as mathematicians and believe... Read More →



Saturday November 6, 2021 3:15pm - 4:45pm PDT
PSCC, Mesquite A
  6-8

3:15pm PDT

644: Unlocking the Beauty of Mathematics through Student Passion

The beauty of math is accessible to all students. Come discuss how to leverage students' passions to explore real-life applications. We will engage in the math of dance, then use your own passion to explore math connections. Project rubric provided.

Speakers
avatar for Jackie Murawska

Jackie Murawska

STEM Instructional Coach, Skokie/Morton Grove School District 69
Hi! I am a STEM Instructional Coach and a Mathematics Educator Researcher. As a STEM coach, I provide instructional support, curriculum implementation, and professional development to teachers in a K-8 school district north of Chicago. Prior to serving in this STEM role, I spent 11... Read More →
avatar for Sean Nank

Sean Nank

California State University San Marcos
Sean Nank, PhD, received the Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST). Sean is a Distinguished Teacher in Residence and adjunct professor at California State University San Marcos, a full professor at American College of Education, and works... Read More →


Saturday November 6, 2021 3:15pm - 4:45pm PDT
PSCC, Mesquite E
  6-8

3:15pm PDT

645: Middle School Collaboration as Professional Learning

We'll describe ways that teachers collaborated in classroom professional learning to make sense of student thinking. We'll share our "lab" design, activities, and what we learned about student thinking and instruction.


Saturday November 6, 2021 3:15pm - 4:45pm PDT
Renaissance, Mojave Lrng Ctr
  6-8

3:15pm PDT

612: It’s TRU! Superpower Routines for 6-12 Re-Engagement Work!

Do you want participation in rich discussions to be equitable in your class? Do you want ALL students to feel like powerful mathematicians whose ideas matter? Experience student-centered Math Language Routines as vehicles for Re-Engagement lessons.

Speakers
avatar for Tracy Sola

Tracy Sola

Assistant Director, Silicon Valley Mathematics Initiative
Tracy Sola is the Assistant Director of the Silicon Valley Mathematics Initiative. As such, she co-manages the SVMI MACMARS Performance Assessment program, writes performance assessments and other technical documents to support formative assessment and re-engagement, leads K-12 professional... Read More →
avatar for David Foster

David Foster

Executive Director, Silicon Valley Mathematics Initiative
David Foster is the executive director of the Silicon Valley Mathematics Initiative (SVMI) comprised of over 160 member districts in the greater San Francisco Bay Area. Besides the intensive work in California, SVMI consults across the country including New York, Illinois, Massachusetts... Read More →



Saturday November 6, 2021 3:15pm - 4:45pm PDT
Hilton, Tapestry
  6–12

3:15pm PDT

651: Engaging Students in Self-Assessment Reflection and Tasks

Welcome to our journey on how we implemented self-assessments and Flipgrid reflections to help students develop an awareness of their mathematical progress. We will share how we engaged students in math tasks that helped cultivate their mindset.

Speakers
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Ruth Gadea

Colton Joint Unified SD and ATMALA-CSUF


Saturday November 6, 2021 3:15pm - 4:45pm PDT
PSCC, Mesquite F
  9-12

3:15pm PDT

653: Equitable Technology Use to Empower All Students

Participants will learn what it means to use technology in an equitable manner to meet the needs of all students. Participants will engage in activities that promote equitable ways to use technology for problem solving and communication.

Speakers
RK

Ryan Kile

AUHSD / CSUF - ATMALA
JA

Jessica Alvarado

ATMALA/Anaheim UHSD


Saturday November 6, 2021 3:15pm - 4:45pm PDT
Renaissance, Santa Rosa
  9-12

3:15pm PDT

601: Transform Data Conversations to Write a New Narrative

This session addresses issues directly related to the use of data Beliefs and Structures, specifically around the data teachers use to inform teaching and learning. The following two questions are addressed specifically by having participants investigate their current data practices, which includes labeling i.e. students, student groups and then look at ways to expand the data they use to include students’ strengths and funds of knowledge as they address unfinished learning. What approaches help you and others interrogate and challenge deficit views about mathematics learning to support students’ agency and identity? What strategies help educators and school personnel eradicate harmful beliefs about students and disrupt behaviors that negatively position students?

Speakers

Saturday November 6, 2021 3:15pm - 4:45pm PDT
PSCC, Primrose A
  PK-12

3:15pm PDT

602: Finding Our Voices and Helping Others Find Theirs

This session will share one educator’s journey to find her voice and advocate for our EL/immigrant student and their families. Discover what’s at stake when we use a deficit model and become inspired by her story to frame instruction through the lens of an assets based approach. Learn how this can help transform the stories students write for themselves by revising the narrative of our classrooms. We discover that equity is a lens, not a curriculum, and it becomes the foundation to every practice in our classroom, providing students an opportunity to find their voice, identity, and agency. We will explore and share strategies that can help infuse this into every level of our practice, from academic to social-emotional. Explore and discuss strategies that can help ensure your students feel seen, heard, their voices lifted, and their stories shared.

Speakers
avatar for Mary Vongsavanh

Mary Vongsavanh

TOSA, Murrieta Valley USD


Saturday November 6, 2021 3:15pm - 4:45pm PDT
PSCC, Primrose B
  PK-12

3:15pm PDT

681: Three Steps to Build Number Sense in All Students

Teachers complain that students lack number sense and cannot solve problems because of this. In this session, you will learn three easy steps to building number sense at every level. See how small shifts reap great rewards in student performance.

Speakers
avatar for Ivan Alba

Ivan Alba

Math Consultant, Learning is Power
International Mathematics Consultant Focused on meaning-making math instruction and curriculum.


Saturday November 6, 2021 3:15pm - 4:45pm PDT
PSCC, Mesquite B
  PK-12

3:15pm PDT

682: Public Math Pop-Up: Build Your Own Math Installation

In this workshop we will dream up, design, and install temporary place-based math provocations. Enter with a desire to spark math curiosity in others; leave with ideas, inspiration, and tools to enact public math in your own community.

Speakers
avatar for Chris Nho

Chris Nho

Creative Director, Public Math
avatar for MOLLY DALEY

MOLLY DALEY

Regional Mathematics Coordinator, Education Service District 112
Molly is a Regional Mathematics Coordinator in Vancouver, Washington where she directs the Math Anywhere! Project to spread playful mathematics throughout her community. Molly currently serves as the Board Chair for Public Math, a non-profit which introduces math into public and sometimes... Read More →


Saturday November 6, 2021 3:15pm - 4:45pm PDT
PSCC, Mesquite C
  PK-12

3:15pm PDT

685: GeoGebra Classroom for Formative Assessment in a Digital Age

In this hands-on session, we will explore GeoGebra Classroom as a free virtual platform for instructors to conduct interactive and collaborative lessons with their students, monitoring their progress in real time for a variety of classroom formats.

Speakers
avatar for Monique Zhou

Monique Zhou

Lead Curriculum Designer, GeoGebra


Saturday November 6, 2021 3:15pm - 4:45pm PDT
PSCC, Mesquite H
  PK-12

3:15pm PDT

611: Beautiful Mathematical Explanations in the Primary Classroom

TK-2 students have plenty to say about their mathematical thinking when given the chance! Learn about strategies designed to give students opportunities to voice their thinking, refine their explanations, and become powerful, confident communicators.

Speakers
avatar for Solana Ray

Solana Ray

Callahan Consulting


Saturday November 6, 2021 3:15pm - 4:45pm PDT
Hilton, Plaza D
  PK-2

3:15pm PDT

603: Delete the Mute Button: Restoring the Power of Student Voices

How do we restore the power of students’ voices in our classrooms? How do we create experiences that uplift students’ voices? We start by eliminating the mute button. The ethos of our math classrooms should be an environment where students are encouraged to express their voices, ask questions, listen to different perspectives, and create counterarguments. In this session, we celebrate the power of students’ voices as the authority in our classrooms through stories and videos. We explore obstacles that suppress student voices, teacher moves that amplify all voices within a math lesson, and routines that allow all students’ voices to be heard. Participants will have the opportunity to engage in a simulated lesson and reflect on the session’s learning goals.

Speakers

Saturday November 6, 2021 3:15pm - 4:45pm PDT
Hilton, Horizon I
  PK-5

3:15pm PDT

632: Using Writing to Refine Mathematical Thinking

This session will empower you to use writing as a mechanism to help students refine and make sense of their mathematical thinking and ideas. Leave with ready-made tools and resources that will make a difference in your students' learning tomorrow!

Speakers
PJ

Priscilla Johnson

Imperial County Office of Education
avatar for Ana Murphy

Ana Murphy

Mathematics Coordinator, Imperial County Office of Education


Saturday November 6, 2021 3:15pm - 4:45pm PDT
Hilton, Oasis 2
  PK-5

3:15pm PDT

633: Make Connections for All with Virtual Manipulatives

Explore ways to integrate Virtual Manipulatives across math domains. Learn best practices to engage students and transfer learning. Apply math models with digital tools. Connect the math progression to scaffold instruction for diverse learners.

Speakers
avatar for Patricia Dickenson

Patricia Dickenson

Associate Professor, National University
Hello,I am a K-8 teacher educator having taught both middle and elementary school. I love student-centered practices that allow students to make meaning of their thinking and construct representations. I am a big fan of math workshop, project based learning and digital tools in... Read More →


Saturday November 6, 2021 3:15pm - 4:45pm PDT
Hilton, Oasis 3
  PK-5