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Dana Center Presents at NCSM Conference

April 20, 2018|By Dana Center Communications

Join the Dana Center at the 50th annual National Council of Supervisors of Mathematics (NCSM) Conference in Washington, D.C., April 23–25, 2018. We’ll be presenting throughout the conference on a variety of topics, including growth mindset, effective professional learning techniques, addressing learning gaps, and leveraging social and emotional learning.

A Deeper Look: Teaching High School Students to Speak the Language of Math

Denise Thornton

Date: April 23, 2018
Time: 9:30 – 10:30 AM EST
Room: 152A (108)
Presenter(s) Names: Lead Speaker: Denise Thornton Co-Presenter: Shelly LeDoux
Session Description: After the overwhelming participation at NCSM 2017, we're taking a deeper look at teaching high school students to speak the language of mathematics. Although it can seem daunting, students can learn to articulate their own ideas and participate in a meaningful discussion when they have the instructional support they need. Come see "math talk" in real classrooms and explore the research behind the 5 Practices for Orchestrating Productive Mathematics Discussions by Smith and Stein.  
Session Materials: Presentation
 

The Perils and Promises of Growth Mindset

Lisa Brown

Date: April 23, 2018
Time: 9:30 – 10:30 AM EST
Room: 147A (108)
Presenter Name(s): Lead Speaker: Lisa Brown Co-Presenter: Emma Trevino Co-Presenter: Danielle Seabold
Session Description: The growth mindset movement has spread quickly as a strategy for bringing about the cultural change (e.g., reduce deficit thinking) required to meet districts' equity goals, especially for students who don't feel a sense of belonging in mathematics. This panel of experienced campus and district leaders will respond to your questions and share their successes and challenges related to these efforts including best practices, knowledge building, and shared accountability.  
Session Materials: Presentation

The Future of Mathematics Professional Development

Ryan Timmons

Date: April 23, 2018
Time: 4:15 – 5:15 PM EST
Room: 150B (108)
Presenter Name: Ryan Timmons
Session Description: Face-to-face professional development (PD) has been a staple for building teacher capacity; however, districts are now facing a shortage of resources. Smaller and rural districts have limited access to quality PD. Is your district prepared to offer quality PD, with an eye toward the future? Come learn how our approach to online PD is more effective and engaging but also changing leaders' and teachers' perceptions about the future of online learning.  
Session Materials: Presentation
 

Rigor and Character: How an Understanding of the Social–Emotional Dimensions of Learning Mathematics Can Accelerate Learning

doug souve

Date: April 24, 2018
Time: 10:00 – 11:00 AM EST
Room:151A (108)
Presenter Name(s): Lead Speaker: Doug Sovde Co-Presenter: Catherine Good
Session Description: Are you working to equitably increase students' success with rigorous mathematics in your instructional program? In this session, participants will learn practical leadership techniques to help teachers and their students succeed in solving and discussing solutions to various problems in ways that build deep understanding. Come learn about real experiences in real schools that leverage social and emotional learning to increase student achievement.  
Session Materials: Presentation

#PD2C: Connect & Capitalize on Social Media as a Professional Learning Tool

Michael Greenlee

Date: April 24, 2018
Time: 2:15 – 3:15 PM EST
Room: 147A (108)
Presenter Name(s): Lead Speaker: Michael Greenlee Co-Presenter: Denise Thornton
Session Description: Do you wonder how to harness the power of mobile learning and social media to facilitate professional learning? The Charles A. Dana Center at The University of Texas at Austin invites you to the first of a two-part series connecting research and best practices in this realm. Come and explore how to capitalize on these unique learning platforms and to encourage professionals to make immediate changes in their practice.  
Session Materials: Presentation
 

Intensification as a Tool for Equity: Ensuring Underprepared Students Achieve Their Algebra I Credit in a Single Year

Anne

Date: April 25, 2018
Time: 2:15 – 3:15 PM EST
Room: 144B (54)
Presenter Name: Anne Joyoprayitno
Session Description: Current practices to serve underprepared students who enter Algebra I are rarely successful, putting these students at risk of falling farther behind their peers and impacting their life choices. These students need a different approach that addresses learning gaps while keeping them "on track" to complete mathematics requirements "on time." Come learn about a comprehensive approach to help these students succeed, incorporating strategies informed by literacy, social psychology, and special education research.
Session Materials: Presentation

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