If you are heading to San Diego next week to look for ways to build and support your local math program, be sure to check out these thought-provoking presentations from these Stenhouse authors. The presentations listed below will be delivered by authors and educators who are known for their innovative ideas about bringing engagement and meaning to math instruction through their valuable tools and resources. Be sure to add them to your agenda!
- Tuesday, 4/2, 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Pacific 25, “Bias toward Action: Designing Collaboration for Impact” This session will examine a case of like-minded educators overcoming barriers of time, resources, and isolation to form a community poised for action, and identify essential elements of meaningful collaboration and describe how to cultivate startup values within new and existing educator teams.
- Tuesday, 4/2, 11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. Pacific 17, “Avoiding Hidden Hazards on the Road to More Equitable Math Classes” This is session will address how common practices in mathematics education-including "do now" activities, homework, and grading practices-may inadvertently lead to greater inequities and describe the strategies we have used to identify and remove these hidden hazards.
- Wednesday, 4/3, 9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Pacific 18, “Turning Adversaries into Allies: Building Community-Wide Support for Your Initiatives in Mathematics Education” This session will provide educators and administrators with strategies and resources to help them build momentum in their communities to support meaningful and powerful mathematics education for all students.
- Wednesday, 4/3, 10:45 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. Pacific 22, “How Will We Know What They're Thinking? Sparking Teachers' Curiosity About Students' Mathematical Ideas” There are four channels via which we can gather information about student thinking: looking at student work, observing students while they work, conferring with students about their thinking, and asking students to reflect on their learning. Together, we'll explore how teaching teachers to open these channels sparks a productive chain reaction.
- Wednesday, 4/3, 1:45 p.m. – 2:45 p.m. Pacific 22, “Using Learning Labs to Support Teachers in Mathematizing Children's Literature” This session will explore how to leverage Learning Labs, a professional learning community model, to support teachers in using literature to engage students in discussions that foster mathematical wonder and joy and encourage students to notice mathematics in their own world.
Lynsey Gibbons, chapter author of Choral Counting & Counting Collections
- Wednesday, 4/3, 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Pacific 19, “Learning in Practice: A Coach Routine to Support Teachers as They Teach” This session will examine a coaching routine called the Teacher Time Out that helps open up opportunities for teachers and coaches to discuss teaching while they are teaching students. We examine video and discuss how this routine can support teachers' learning.
Antonia Cameron, new book coming 2020
- Monday, 4/1, 1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Torrey Pines 2, “Designing Teacher Study Groups to Transform School Culture” This session will examine video case studies to analyze how teachers became the leaders of their own learning in developing the goals and action plan for studying their practice, which ultimately enhances the student learning in the classroom.
Nicora Placa, new Stenhouse author
- Monday, 4/1, 1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Pacific 26, “Collaborative Coaching: How Do We Learn Together as a Team?” Collaborative coaching tools that have been successful in K-8 schools, such as student interviews and mini-lesson studies, will be shared and discussed. The role of administrators, coaches, and teacher leaders in these teams will also be analyzed and explored.
Amanda Jansen, author of Rough Draft Math (coming 2020)
- Tuesday, 4/2, 11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. Santa Fe 1, “We are all works-in-progress: Using Rough Draft Thinking for Students to Revise Mathematical Thinking and for Teachers to Revise Instruction” This session will explore various routines for revising mathematical thinking, from lesson structures to protocols for peer-to-peer discussion, and discuss various goals for revising, going beyond correcting mistakes to include creating more precise or illuminating explanations.
Robert Kaplinsky, author of Open Middle Math: Problems That Unlock Student Thinking (coming fall, 2019)
- Wednesday, 4/3, 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Pacific 21, “Mathematical Modeling Can Make You Filthy Rich” Mathematical modeling is the closest we can come to giving our students HUGE potential to make them filthy rich. So much of what we teach is instantly irrelevant because of devices we carry in our pockets. I'll share an intuitive structure that will help you develop a common language with your teachers to separate fake mathematical modeling from what will really help students become complex problem solvers.
Enjoy NCSM 2019 San Diego, everyone!