Dana Center staff presenting at CAMT 2016 in San Antonio, Texas

This year Dana Center course program specialists and professional learning facilitators are presenting 7 sessions at CAMT on a range of topics, including intentional coaching, technology-enhanced instructional strategies, and programmatic interventions to support student success. Join us!

Dana Center one-pagers shared at CAMT

Dana Center staff members will share their work at the following sessions:

Intentional Coaching and Planning: Using Teaching Practices in Content Instruction

Dana Center staff member Ann Roman

Ann Roman

Presented by: Ann Roman and Denise Thornton
Date & Time: June 29th 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Room: 214D
Grade Level: K–5 

Are you a coach who leads professional learning? Do you encourage intentional planning for instruction leveraging the Mathematics Teaching Practices from NCTM? This session will explore how the freely available resources on InsideMathematics.org, support your efforts in planning for and facilitating coaching sessions.

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A Transformational Approach to Geometry

Dana Center staff member Susan May

Susan May

Presented by: Susan May and Anne Joyoprayitno
Date & Time: June 29th 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Room: 207A
Grade Level: 9–12

The 2012 TEKS emphasize a transformational approach to geometry. During the session, participants will explore activities that support a transformational approach to geometric relationships and encourage students to think transformationally throughout the geometry course. These activities will draw from a variety of sources, including from an online teaching tool, available to schools on a subscription basis, developed by the Dana Center in collaboration with Agile Mind.

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Research-Based Interventions for Underprepared Algebra Students

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Anne Joyoprayitno

Presented by: Anne Joyoprayitno and Kathi Cook
Date & Time: June 29th 2:30 PM to 3:30 PM
Room: 207A
Grade Level: 9–12

All students can succeed in algebra— including those who enter algebra instruction underprepared. These students may benefit from more time, but simply going more slowly is often not sufficient. Learn about a comprehensive, cohesive approach to helping these students succeed, incorporating strategies drawn from research on mathematics, literacy, social psychology, and special education.

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Transitioning “Non-Ready” High School Students to College

Kathi Cook

Kathi Cook

Presented by: Kathi Cook, Susan May, and Ingrid Ristroph
Date & Time: June 30th 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Room: 207A
Grade Level: 9–12

Many districts are offering algebraically- focused College Prep courses in response to HB 5. Come learn about a course that goes beyond algebra to combine elements of quantitative and statistical reasoning with algebraic modeling to prepare students for multiple college mathematics pathways.

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What’s All This Fuss About Mindset and Other Non-Cognitive Factors?

Dana Center staff member Lisa Brown

Lisa Brown

Presented by: Lisa Brown and Brian Newsom
Date & Time: June 30th 2:30 PM to 3:30 PM
Room: 302C
Grade Level: 6–12

Everywhere we look, there is a new article or book about the importance of fostering growth mindsets, resilience, and belonging in classrooms. What does it all mean? What tools are available? The Dana Center is a leader in translating this research into practice. Explore the answers to these questions as well as related tools. These activities will draw from a variety of free and commercially available resources.

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Place Value: So Much More than Naming Digits

Ann Roman

Ann Roman

Presented by: Ann Roman and Denise Thornton
Date & Time: June 30th 2:30 PM to 3:30 PM
Room: 304A
Grade Level: K–5

Is place value an elusive mathematical understanding for your students? In this session we will build a concrete place value chart and play a game that supports students’ conceptual understanding of the structure of our number system.

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Design and Implementation Considerations for Digital Manipulatives in Mathematics

Dana Center staff member Ingrid Ristroph

Ingrid Ristroph

Presented by: Ingrid Ristroph and Lisa Brown
Date & Time: July 1st 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Room: 214C
Grade Level: 6–12

In this session, we will provide examples of digital manipulatives that are open
source and those that are available with a subscription-based program. We will consider the following questions: How can we incorporate these manipulatives into curriculum in such a way that it promotes understanding, allows practice, fosters creativity, and strengthens connections within mathematics? What are some benefits and concerns of using digital, as opposed to traditional, manipulatives in our classrooms?

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