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Dana Center Presents at 2019 NCSM Conference

March 18, 2019|By Dana Center Communications

Join Dana Center experts at the National Council of Supervisors of Mathematics Conference in San Diego, CA, from March 31-April 3, 2019. 

We will be presenting on a variety of topics, including leveraging learning science to advance equity, mathematics pathways, innovation configuration maps, critical areas of focus, and classroom instructional tools.

We hope to see you there! 


Pre-Conference Session

Practical Leadership: How to Leverage the Learning Sciences to Achieve Equity

doug sovdePresenters: Doug Sovde, Catherine Goode, Luis Lima
Date: Sunday, March 31 
Time: 1-5 p.m.
Room: Grand Ballroom 2

Session Description: In a practical sense, we know achieving equity in mathematics education can be a daunting task. In this double-block, preconference workshop, learn how to leverage culturally responsive pedagogies, motivation theories, and learning science to create learning environments conducive to students or educators.



Detracking Mathematics Meetup

lisa brownPresenters: Lisa Brown, Sherri Jones, Luis Lima, Emma Trevino
Date: Monday, April 1 
Time: 4-5 p.m.
Room: Pacific 26

Session Description: Network and learn with educators who are interested in, and/or committed to, de-tracking and the elimination of ability grouping in mathematics education. This interactive gathering will include a basic discussion of research and trends in the field and time to share and learn practical strategies you can use in your district, campus, and community. Bring your ideas and questions! We provide a structure for participation and conversation. Leave with inspiration, fresh ideas, and new collaborators.


Harness the Waves of Change with Innovation Configuration Maps (Elementary)

mary davisPresenters: Mary Davis, Denise Thornton
Date: Tuesday, April 2 
Time: 2:15-3:15 p.m.
Room: Pacific 19

Session Description: Since 2014, NCTM's "Principles to Actions" has provided teachers with research-based teaching practices that are essential when implementing a standards-based curriculum. The Dana Center has taken these 8 Teaching Practices and created Innovation Configuration Maps (Hall & Hord; 2015) that provide clear, specific, and shared descriptions of what these practices actually look like when coaches are supporting teachers' classrooms.



Keynote Panel Discussion

Transforming Secondary Mathematics Education: Relevant Mathematics at the Right Time for Each Student

uri treismanPresenters: Doug Sovde, Uri Treisman, Connie Schrock, Diana Ceja, Matt Larson, Brea Ratliff
Presider: Nanci Smith
Date: Wednesday, April 3 
Time: 8:15-9:15 a.m.
Room: Pacific 22

Session Description: Increasingly, post-secondary institutions are recognizing the limited usefulness of legacy Algebra 2 courses and the singular pathway to Calculus they are designed to serve. Join the presidents of National Council of Supervisors of Mathematics, the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, and the Conference Board of the Mathematical Sciences for a panel discussion on the future of Algebra 2 and its follow-on courses, building on the successes of college- and career- ready standards.

Using Critical Areas of Focus in Mathematics to Strengthen Instruction Towards Deeper Mathematical Understanding

michael greenleePresenters: Michael Greenlee, Bobbie Greenlee
Date: Wednesday, April 3 
Time: 9:30-10:30 a.m.
Room: Pacific 25

Session Description: The CCSSM provide critical areas of focus for each grade, however, schools deemphasize standards that seem beyond these critical areas, thereby abandoning parts of the curriculum that are essential for conceptual learning. In this session, participants will explore the importance of the critical areas of focus for each grade and how they drive instruction of all standards in order to meet the full intent under the major work for the grade.



Teaching Elementary Students to Speak the Language of Mathematics through Mathematical Discourse

Presenters: Michael Greenlee, Joseph McNaughton
Date: Wednesday, April 3 
Time: 1:45-2:45 p.m.
Room: Torrey Pines 2
Session Description: Teaching students to speak the language of mathematics can be daunting. In this session we will discuss instructional supports for students to articulate their own ideas and consider the perspective of their peers while constructing important mathematical understandings. We will introduce a new tool that will help teachers anticipate and monitor student responses to mathematical tasks while providing a framework for selecting and sequencing in order to make deep mathematical connections.



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