2018 CCTM Annual Conference -- Morning Program

Below are the sessions scheduled for the morning of Friday, August 3. Be sure to also see the afternoon program.

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Registration

Badge pick-up and on-site registration will be held in the Ritchey Center from 6:30 am to noon.


Session 1: 8:00-9:15

Welcome

Joanie Funderburk
CCTM President

Ritchie Center

 Andrew Stadel

Andrew Stadel

Keynote Address: Bring More Students Into Math Conversations through Sense-Making

Do you wish more students were able to join mathematical conversations?

Do you wish more students could make better sense of mathematical tasks?

Come engage in math tasks in which students of all math abilities can join conversations and make sense of the math. I will share a purposeful framework that includes lesson design principles and classroom routines ready for you to immediately implement with students.

Andrew Stadel
http://mr-stadel.blogspot.com/

Ritchie Center


Session 2: 9:30-10:30

FEATURED: Learning Trajectories: The Core of Standards, Teaching and Learning

 Douglas Clements and Julie Sarama

Douglas Clements and Julie Sarama

Learning trajectories have been placed at the core of some standards, curricula, and approaches to teaching. Drawing on research from recent publications that that they co-authored, Clements will discuss different perspectives on learning trajectories and how they might form a solid core. One perspective will be illustrated by a set of NSF- and IES-funded projects that produced and evaluated research-based mathematics curricula and assessments.

Dr. Julie Sarama & Dr. Douglas Clements
University of Denver

Teaching & Learning
Grades Preschool-5
Ritchie Center - Hamilton Gym #1

Teaching Conceptual Mathematics Through Real-World Tasks

Teaching students through problem solving promotes conceptual understanding of mathematics. Attendees will learn the features of a good problem understanding low level and high level cognitive demand tasks through group discussions. The attendees will create real world tasks using procedural textbook examples exploring the varying strategies that can be used to explain a student's thinking allowing for the retention of standards instead of memorization of procedures.

Kimberly Mohovsky
 

Teaching & Learning
Grades K-8
Sturm Hall 124

Coding Made Easy Using the TI-Innovator

The TI – Innovator (TM) Rover presents students with an ”easy to understand” entry into the world of coding. Your students will become engaged in the programming process using the TI-84 CE or TI-Nspire CX handhelds. Experience this “hands-on” approach to coding that all high school and middle school students will actually want to do!

Sharon Bruce
 

Tools & Technology
Grades 6-12
Sturm Hall 134

Building Number Sense in Kindergarten, First, and Second Grades

Learn how to think flexibly and fluidly among numbers when composing and decomposing them. Understand the six teacher’s roles in number sense and how to make numerical meaning come alive for students. This session will focus on manipulatives, children's books, and conceptual understanding.

Jenni Harding
University of Northern Colorado

Teaching & Learning
Grades K-2
Sturm Hall 233

Making Mathematical Inferences to Problem Solve!

***Extended Session From 9:30-11:45***

30 years of research has shown that inferring is one of most critical thinking tools, but what does it look like in math? How can we teach our mathematicians to use inferring as a tool to become more flexible and successful problem solvers? In what ways can we create math classrooms that foster and value this thinking work? Join us as we engage in a workshop around inferring in math.

Sathya Wandzek
PEBC

Kristen Myers-Blake
PEBC

Teaching & Learning
Grades 3-8
Sturm Hall 234

Modeling Important Social Issues with Data: Opioid Overdose Deaths

Have your students mathematically model this shocking real data in the United States from 2000 on. Make your students aware of these social problems and their consequences and have them use the math that they are learning to analyze and interpret this real-world data. We will use graphing calculators that have the data preloaded and analyze how to create a function to model the data for interpolation and extrapolation purposes. We will also discuss how to calculate and interpret percent change. Obtain all materials: data, student worksheets, teacher notes and solutions, blog.

Tom Reardon
Fitch High School (OH) / Youngstown State University

Access & Equity
Grades 6-12, Preservice
Sturm Hall 235

Planning for Thinking in the Mathematics Classroom

We will dig into how we can plan with our students in mind and intentionally plan learning experiences that engage every student, every day. You will focus on your own students, experience a model lesson, and debrief the experience to add to your teaching tool bag.

Denise Goldin-Dubois
 

Access & Equity
Grades K-12
Sturm Hall 254

Teach Smarter Not Harder

Ever spin your wheels, trying to fit everything in a day's lesson or unit? Ever wonder if you are teaching the essential learning targets? Do you know if your students will understand and grow with their knowledge? Can they track their learning as they do so? If any of these apply to you, then this workshop is just what you need. We will address the process we used to help us fine-tune our teaching craft and students' engagement in their learning and growth.

Sara Finney
 

Kelly Almer, Krista Williams, Andrew Priester, & Corey Meurer-Lynn

Teaching & Learning
Grades K-5
Sturm Hall 275

Positioning of Students and Content in Mathematics Teaching and Learning

In this session, we will explore how our experience and knowledge provides teachers with a lens on mathematics teaching and learning that positions mathematics teaching and learning. We will explore equitable teaching practices that serve to affirm mathematics learners’ identities and that position learners as authors of mathematics. Attendees will learn to notice issues of status and positioning in both mathematical tasks and pedagogical practices that privilege some students’ experiences and knowledge over others and create, or recreate, inequitable distributions of power in the classroom.

Sandy Fritz
 

Access & Equity
Grades K-12, Preservice, Coaches
Sturm Hall 287

Re-imagining family engagement with mathematics: Routines and resources for mathematics learning in the classroom

In this session, we will explore small but impactful ways you can communicate your positive math vision to diverse students, families and communities. This includes examining routine practices such curriculum “back to school nights”; class websites and newsletters; as well as parent teacher conferences. New strategies will also be introduced including math stories and community walks as resources for mathematics lessons. It will give participants opportunities to revisit their instruction with diverse families in mind as it relates to fostering rich and relevant mathematics learning all year long. All grade levels welcomed.

Dr. Julia Aguirre
University of Washington

Access & Equity
All Audiences
Sturm Hall 310

The Life-Changing Magic of Bar Modeling

In this session, attendees will learn about the basics of using bar models to help students solve complex word problems. Students often struggle with interpreting the components of a problem and knowing what to "do" with them. Bar models allow students to visualize the different parts of the problem and where the answer can be "found" in a pictorial representation. This immensely powerful tool has dramatically changed my own practices both as a teacher and a lifelong student of mathematics! It was a game changer for me and it will be for you, too!

Peggy Tsue
 

Teaching & Learning
Grades 2-5
Sturm Hall 334

FEATURED: Catalyzing Change: Initiating Critical Conversations

 Dr. Robert Berry

Dr. Robert Berry

Catalyzing Change in High School Mathematics: Initiating Critical Conversations identifies and addresses critical challenges in high school mathematics to ensure that each and every student has the mathematical experiences necessary for his or her future personal and professional success. This session provides an overview of Catalyzing Change centering on the following serious challenges: broadening the purposes for teaching high school mathematics; dismantling structural obstacles that stand in the way of mathematics working for each and every student; implementing equitable instructional practices; identifying Essential Concepts for all high school students; and organizing the high school mathematics experience in order to support students' future personal and professional goals. Catalyzing Change should spur all individuals with a stake in high school mathematics in the serious conversations that must take place to bring about and give support to necessary changes in high school mathematics.

Dr. Robert Berry
President, National Council of Teachers of Mathematics

Professionalism
All Audiences
Sturm Hall 380

Population and Numbers: Real-World Problem Solving to Captivate and Engage

Discover interdisciplinary, hands-on activities to help all students think critically and creatively about world challenges to the planet related to environmental sustainability. These engaging, relevant, and fun activities are already differentiated for every learner’s need, while connecting math instruction with real world challenges. Role-playing simulations, concept-mapping and games matched to Colorado’s Mathematics Standards are the basic building blocks for this session. Each lesson can stand alone or easily be inserted into established units and course plans. Receive lesson plans in an electronic format.

Lisa Turner
 

Access & Equity
Grades 6-8
Sturm Hall 410

Equations: Strategies to Spark Engagement

Participants will experience various strategies and engaging problems that develop equation solving concepts. Hook problems, with a low floor and high ceiling, will be explored. Problems will be presented in such a way that it takes away the stress of working alone, showing the value of cooperation over competition. Activities are meant to spark conversation and engage students in the ownership of learning about equations.

Cynthia Raff
 

Mark Goldstein
 

Access & Equity
Grades 6-8
Sturm Hall 412

VENDOR SHOWCASE: Faster Isn't Always Better: Conversations about Advanced Math Learning

The default solution for students who "get it" quickly is very often to accelerate. Come join us for a conversation about how to systematically address these issues, and consider a framework for helping teachers, parents, and administrators understand options to pushing more worksheets or advancing to the next grade level.

David Woodward
Forefront Math

Tools & Technology
Grades K-8
Ritchie Center - Hamilton Gym #2


Session 3: 10:45-11:45

FEATURED: A Learning Trajectories Tool for Teachers and Professional Development

 Douglas Clements and Julie Sarama

Douglas Clements and Julie Sarama

Based on 20 years of research, the Learning and Teaching with Learning Trajectories (LTLT) tool is a resource for trainers and teachers to promote equity. Both can delve into understanding children’s thinking and learn why specific activities develop that thinking. The tool extends from birth to grade 3.

Dr. Douglas Clements & Dr. Julie Sarama
University of Denver

Teaching & Learning
Grades Preschool-5
Ritchie Center - Hamilton Gym #1

Talk Less, Smile More

While these words may have not helped Hamilton, they can help you as a teacher of Mathematics, even in the intense world of higher level mathematics. Through this session, we will hone in on strategies to get students to talk more (and you less) as well as activities you can start to implement when you start your new school year.

Joseph Bolz
Denver Public Schools

Teaching & Learning
Grades 9-12, Postsecondary, Coaches
Sturm Hall 124

Boosting the Number Sense of Secondary Math Students

Do you wish more of your students had stronger number sense and were able to make better sense of the math they’re currently learning? We’ll explore readymade tools and classroom-tested resources to boost student number sense and skills that can be applied to the math they’re learning. Leave with strategies, resources, and structures you can use in any class immediately.

Andrew Stadel
http://mr-stadel.blogspot.com/

Teaching and Learning
Grades 6-12
Sturm Hall 134

Mindset and Motivation: Bridging from Research to Practical Classroom Structures

We want class environments where students engage in thoughtful discussion around content, but often students arrive with feelings of anxiety and fixed mindsets toward math, hesitant to go beyond minimum expectations. Sometimes we struggle with an apparent disconnect between our students’ perception of learning and our own perception of teaching; we can feel like students want to be spoon fed information while we really want them to be drivers of their own learning. This tension can be draining for both students and teachers. Participants will unpack everyday classroom strategies that acknowledge the challenges students experience in learning math and work to build from student’s strengths to help them find voices and agency in math class.

Lisa Bejarano
 

Access & Equity
Grades 6-12, Preservice
Sturm Hall 233

Making Mathematical Inferences to Problem Solve!

***Extended Session From 9:30-11:45***

30 years of research has shown that inferring is one of most critical thinking tools, but what does it look like in math? How can we teach our mathematicians to use inferring as a tool to become more flexible and successful problem solvers? In what ways can we create math classrooms that foster and value this thinking work? Join us as we engage in a workshop around inferring in math.

Sathya Wandzek
PEBC

Kristen Myers-Blake
PEBC

Teaching & Learning
Grades 3-8
Sturm Hall 234

Supporting Student Understanding in Math Through Discourse

Join us as we explore how to engage students in math discourse that supports them in deepening their understanding of mathematical concepts. In this session we will explore the kinds of tasks that foster mathematical discourse as well as structures to support accountable talk.

Laurie Wretling
PEBC

Sarah Littmann-Berger
PEBC

Teaching & Learning
Grades K-12
Sturm Hall 235

The Power of Manipulatives

The content of the session will be on the use of manipulatives in the primary grades and how critically important they can be. Attendees will learn how to integrate them into lessons to give students a better understanding of content and a stronger mathematical foundation.

Jessica Cohen
 

Access & Equity
Grades K-5
Sturm Hall 254

Role of Explicitly Valuing Mathematical Creativity

In this session, I will share problem-solving tasks, a formative tool and implementation ideas of both for various courses. The audience will work on some of these problem-solving tasks and use the formative tool to gain experience in valuing mathematical creativity explicitly. In particular, I will share research results related to discussing mathematical creativity with students and impact of such engagements in students' mathematical identity.

Gulden Karakok
University of Northern Colorado

Teaching & Learning
Grades K-12, Postsecondary, Preservice, Coaches
Sturm Hall 275

Connecting Student Partnerships and Independence

We value group work, but also acknowledge the necessity of independence. Attendees will be immersed in a workshop that provides a framework for collaborative problem-solving strategies which encourages discourse with the goal of transference to independent work. It begins with creating a risk-taking environment where students help each other find their voices leading to confidence when working alone.

Janelle Stanton
 

Linda Taht
 

Teaching & Learning
Grades 3-8
Sturm Hall 287

What Does Effective Fraction Intervention Look Like in Middle School?

These practical research-based ideas empower struggling learners by catching them up with fractions while maintaining access to grade level content. A knowledgeable teacher is the best pathway to student success!

Mark Goldstein
 

Access & Equity
Grades 6-12
Sturm Hall 310

I'm Hit! Examining the Mathematical Methods behind Collision Detection in Video Games

In this session, teachers will be shown various collision detection methods used in video game programming and the mathematical algorithms behind them. Examples will be shown both in code, as well as paper-pencil versions of the problems that can be used in more traditional math classes.

Jennifer Moriarty
Denver Public Schools

Teaching & Learning
Grades 9-12
Sturm Hall 334

2020 Colorado Academic Standards: High School

Colorado has recently reviewed and revised its standards. In this session, members of the review and revision committee will share which changes were made and why, and how you can optimize the updated CAS.

Joanie Funderburk
Colorado Council of Teachers of Mathematics

Raymond Johnson
Colorado Department of Education

Cassie Harrelson
Colorado Education Association

Professionalism
Grades 9-12
Sturm Hall 380

Building Numbers from Primes

In this interactive session, participants use colored blocks to explore a visual representation of prime factorizations that offers rich opportunities to connect concepts in number theory, number properties, fractions, exponents, algebra, and more. A wide range of engaging, open-ended activities that involve students in problem solving, reasoning, and communication will be provided.

Jerry Burkhart
5280 Math Education

Teaching & Learning
Grades 6-12, Preservice, Coaches
Sturm Hall 410

Number Talks = Number Sense

Explore how number talks develop number sense, strengthen mental math strategies and computational fluency, and increase classroom discourse. Discuss how number talks encourage flexible thinking and communication, and expect students to make connections between a variety of strategies. See how number talks provide opportunities for students to communicate and justify mathematical ideas in an organized and respectful learning community. Listen to teachers and students’ anecdotal thoughts on the benefits of number talks.

Maggie Clark
 

Teaching & Learning
Grades K-5
Sturm Hall 412

VENDOR SHOWCASE: STEM Activities: Powering Growth for All Students

Experience STEM related activities and explore ways to use these activities to connect mathematics and science concepts, motivate classroom discourse, and grow powerful students.

Betty Gasque & Jeff Lukens
Texas Instruments

Teaching & Learning
Grades 9-12
Ritchie Center - Hamilton Gym #2

 

Lunch and Time with Exhibits: 11:45-12:45

Ritchie Center - Hamilton Gym