2016-2017 Participant Outreach Activities

To build a core group of users for the PCMI @ Math Forum resources, participants of the 2016 Teacher Leadership Program have offered/will offer the following workshops.

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Lesley University Summer Mathematics Institute
Date: July, 2016
Location: Cambridge, MA
Presenter: Nicole Hansen
Description: Nicole presented "Building Flexible, Connected Knowledge: Look For and Make Use of Structure," a version of the PD that she developed at PCMI in 2015 with Dylan Kane.
 
Build Flexible, Connected Knowledge: Look for and Make Use of Structure
Date: July 17, 2016
Location: Augsburg College, Minneapolis, MN
Presenter: Dylan Kane and Nicole Hansen
Description: Kane and Hansen presented their working group project on Math Practice #7 to a group of about 20 teachers at Twitter Math Camp. They shared their framework for understanding structural thinking, and offered strategies for facilitating that thinking in the classroom.
 
Summer Update
Date: August 2016
Location: Wappingers Central School District, New York
Member: Mary Velez
Description: Mary did a 30 minute presentation to her colleagues about PCMI and what she'll be implementing during the year.
 
Empowering Women Students in STEM
Date: July 28-29 and August 2, 2016
Location: Salvador, Bahia, Brazil and Sao Paulo, Brazil
Presenter: Kristen Bies, Samantha O'Connor, Tania Prizio, and Pierre Orbe
Description: They presented their action research project on how educating and promoting a growth mindset influences student success in mathematics class.
 
Rigor and the Written Word
Date: August 27, 2016
Location: Northwest Nevada Math and Science Conference, Reno, NV
Presenter: Ayesha Saletore Yacubic
Description: Yacubic's session shared techniques and examples of literacy as a way to build problem solvers in mathematics. Discussion highlighted the importance of literacy in the mathematics classroom and how it relates to student understanding of real-world problem solving.
 
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Math Professional Development
Date: 2016
Location: Clive, Iowa
Speaker: Cindy Percival
Description: Cindy led a math professional development session for the five high schools in her district.
 
First Math Challenge - Team Competition
Date: 2016
Location: Queens Village, NY
Speaker: Irene Espiritu
Description: Irene initiated this event in her school, IS 292 - Margaret S Douglas Junior High School. She involved all the math teachers as Judges and Quizmasters. She involved the National Junior Honor Society in her school to assist. It was a team competition consisting of 3 members per team. Each class in 6th, 7th, and 8th grade had a team representative. The objective of the competition was to develop appreciation and awareness of the importance of teamwork and knowledge of mathematics concepts and skills through friendly competition among students and teachers. All students and teachers were in the auditorium as the audience and cheering for their teams. It was a full-day event.
 
Secondary Mathematics Leadership Committee
Date: 2016 - 2017
Location: Utah
Speaker: Vicki Lyons
Description: Vicki served on the Utah State Secondary Mathematics Leadership Committee this school year.
 
Presidential Awardee
Date: September 8, 2016
Location: Washington DC
Presenter: Vicki Lyons
Description: Vicki received the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (2015 Awardee)
 
What's Normal Anyway?
Date: October 21, 2016
Location: Manchester, NH
Presenter: Debbie Seidell
Description: Debbie presented the outline of a week-long statistics project that gets kids to understand Normal distributions and sampling methods, and to take ownership of their own learning. Debbie commented that she never would have thought of developing a PD lesson if it were not for PCMI. She's so glad she did.
 
Free Digital Formative and Summative Assessment Tools
Date: October 27, 2016
Location: Ohio Council of Teachers of Mathematics Annual Conference
Presenter: Chris Bolognese
Description: Presentation describing different digital assessment tools and how they can be utilized to engage students with instant feedback.
 
Unleashing Mathematical Curiosity with Problem Posing
Date: October 28, 2016
Location: Ohio Council of Teachers of Mathematics Annual Conference
Presenter: Chris Bolognese
Description: Participants were presented with different research related to mathematical problem posing. Then participants engaged in some mathematical tasks where they posed their own mathematical questions.
 
Program Committee
Date: October 31 - November 2, 2016
Location: Philadelphia, PA
Committee Member: Amy TerEick
Description: TerEick served on the program committee for NCTM's Regional Conference in Philadelphia.
 
EdCamp Presentation
Date: November 2016
Location: Wappingers Central School District, New York
Member: Mary Velez
Description: Mary facilitated a discussion about discourse and meaningful tasks in the high school classroom. She was able to use current examples from her classroom, which were rooted in her PCMI experience.
 
NCTM Regionals
Date: November 1, 2016
Location: Philadelphia, PA
Presenters: Elizabeth Houwen, Marina Isakowitz
Description: We presented on the success of Math Across the Curriculum in our school and gave teachers ideas and tools to start a similar program at their own school.
 
Pascal's Triangle
Date: November 4, 2016
Location: Queens, NY
Presenter: Gabriel Rosenberg
Description: TIME 2000 (Teaching Improvements through Math Education) is a four-year secondary mathematics teacher preparation program at Queens College. Each Fall they have a one-day conference for high school seniors who may be interested in pursuing a career in math education. This workshop held as part of that conference explored many patterns in Pascal's triangle and ways to generalize that triangle.
 
Making Connections: The Essence of Learning
Date: November 5, 2016
Location: Utah Council of Teachers of Mathematics Conference, Salt Lake City, UT
Presenters: Vicki Lyons
Description: Vicki presented materials that were used during the Reflecting on Practice section of the 2016 Teacher Leadership Program.
 
How does Differentiated Learning look in Mathematics?
Date: November 10, 2016
Location: 2016 SCCTM Fall Conference - Greenville, SC
Presenters: Morondo Lewis
Description: Morondo presented a session at this conference held at the Greenville Convention Center.
 
Using Formative Assessment to Guide Instruction
Date: November 11, 2016
Location: 2016 SCCTM Fall Conference - Greenville, SC
Presenters: Morondo Lewis
Description: Morondo presented a session at this conference held at the Greenville Convention Center.
 
Select and Sequence: Empower Students Through Discourse
Date: November 12, 2016
Location: Oakland, CA
Presenters: Becky Bob-Waksberg and Genevieve Esmende
Description: Gen and Becky led this session on selecting and sequencing studnt work to share as part of PCMI's Scaling the Teaching Curve weekend-long workshop in Oakland. Becky hosted the weekend in her classroom.
 
Program Committee
Date: November 16-18, 2016
Location: St. Louis, MO
Committee Member: Jennifer Outzs
Description: Outzs served on the program committee for the first-ever NCTM Innov8 Conference. The focus was on the struggling learner.
 
Linear or Quadratic? Let's Engage in a Rich Task!
Date: November 18, 2016
Location: St. Louis, MO
Presenter: Jennifer Outzs
Description: NCTM Innov8 Conference participants explored a rich algebraic task that provides unique opportunities to uncover students' thinking about linear and quadratic functions. Participants also examined work samples and considered how to respond to students' current thinking, as well as how to extend their ideas in order to deepen their conceptual understanding.
 
CMC North Keynote - Practice Problems
Date: December 2, 2016
Location: Pacific Grove, CA
Presenter: Shira Helft (with Fawn Nguyen, Juana de Anda, Dan Meyer)
Description: Shira is energized by practice problems - the problems of the teaching practice. Teaching offers the curious teacher enough problems and questions to sustain a lengthy career. Shira was one of three invited curious classroom teachers from different stages of their teaching careers to share the questions about teaching that have sustained them.
 
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Purposeful Practice
Date: January 12, 2017
Location: Sierra View Junior Academy, Exeter, CA
Presenter: Matt Engle
Description: Matt did an in-service for an affiliate K-10 school in his school system that was aimed at getting teachers to re-think practice. The basic goal was learning how to transition from lists of practice problems that end up becoming lists of steps to purposeful, concept-driven practice that is still easy to implement. PCMI directly impacted this workshop: Each of the three parts of the program fed into this. Morning problems helped spur the creativity behind problem-posing and stressing connectedness, reflecting on practice gave a lot of ideas for purposeful practice directly, and the afternoon group work helped provide a framework for the workshop.
 
Ratio and Proportion
Date: February 3, 2017
Location: San Diego, CA
Presenter: Jennifer Outzs
Description: This presentation used and connected different mathematical representations (e.g., graphs, tables, symbols, double number lines, tape diagrams) to support students' understanding of ratio and proportion. This 2017 NCTM Winter Institute presentation also considered ways to help students develop conceptual understanding of ratio, constant of proportionality (unit rates), and proportional relationships.
 
Expressions and Equations
Date: February 3, 2017
Location: San Diego, CA
Presenter: Jennifer Outzs
Description: How does students' prior work in arithmetic connect to their work with algebraic expressions? How are variables used to represent real-world quantities? At the 2017 NCTM Winter Institute, Outzs explored ways to elicit sixth and seventh grade students' current understandings of expressions and equations; helped them make connections among arithmetic, geometry, and algebra; and developed their capacity to create and analyze methods for solving equations using reasoning. Looking at meaningful mathematical discourse and posing purposeful questions were important components of this session.
 
Data and Probability: How Likely Is it?
Date: February 4, 2017
Location: San Diego, CA
Presenter: Jennifer Outzs
Description: Outzs focused on investigating chance processes and using probability models by exploring tasks that facilitate understanding of theoretical and experimental probabilities, and use organized lists, tables, tree diagrams, and simulation to find probabilities of simple and compound events. Establishing mathematics goals to focus learning and implementing tasks that promote reasoning and problem solving were important components of this NCTM Winter Institute session.
 
Making Connections among Mathematical Representations
Date: February 4, 2017
Location: San Diego, CA
Presenter: Jennifer Outzs
Description: Outzs engaged participants in a task called "Counting Cubes," investigating how different representations can be used when problem solving. Then, they watched a video of a classroom solving the problem, and discussed strategies that help students connect representations to deepen their understanding of the mathematical concepts in the task. The video demonstrated that the teacher must orchestrate productive student discourse in order to ensure students are connecting representations. Participants at this NCTM Winter Institute session examined the teacher moves that make that possible.
 
Data and Probability: Exploring Univariate Data
Date: February 4, 2017
Location: San Diego, CA
Presenter: Jennifer Outzs
Description: Participants collected and used data to explore measures of center (mean, median, and mode) and measures of dispersion (range and interquartile spread). Additionally, they created and interpreted different graphical displays of data. Setting mathematical goals and selecting tasks to support these goals were important components of this session from the 2017 NCTM Winter Institute.
 
Using Math Teachers' Circles for Professional Development With a Focus on Problem Posing
Date: February 9-11, 2017
Location: AMTE Conference in Orlando, Florida
Presenters: Chris Bolognese, Michael Steward
Description: Ethnographic research shared about our Columbus Math Teachers' Circle, including how we engage participants in problem posing via a questions leveling framework.
 
Problem Posing
Date: February 23, 2017
Location: OSU STEAM Factory
Presenters: Chris Bolognese, Mallory Messenger, Lola Elmer
Description: Central Ohio Council of Teachers of Mathematics (COCTM) participants engaged in problem posing tasks by grade band then discussed benefits and challenges of using problem posing in their classrooms.
 
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Establishing a STEAM program K-12
Date: March, 2017
Location: Dallas, TX
Presenter: Mary Velez and Todd Mensch
Description: Mary and Todd presented a session at the 2017 International Technology and Engineering Educators Association (ITEEA) conference.
 
 
The Desmos Teacher Tool
Date: March 20, 2017
Location: Pinellas County, FL
Presenter: Jennifer Outzs
Description: For her district-wide training, Outzs presented four different 60-minute sessions on the use of Desmos Teacher tools in the classroom.
 
Math and the Written Word
Date: March, 2017
Location: Winnemucca, NV
Presenter: Ayesha Saletore Yacubic and Dr. Paul Lords
Description: Yacubic facilitated a one hour session for her school's Math Professional Learning Community on learning theory and inclusion of content literacy. She focused on content literacy research and strategies while her colleague discussed more general learning theory. She is a member of the school's Instructional Consultation Team and collaborated with them to present this material.
 
Ch-Ch-Ch-Changes: An Ignite Talk
Date: April 5, 2017
Location: NCSM Annual Conference, San Antonio, Texas
Presenter: Brian Shay
Description: Invited speaker at NCSM San Antonio Annual Convention for a 5-minute Ignite presentation.
 
Six Degrees: An Ignite Talk
Date: April 7, 2017
Location: NCTM Annual Meeting, San Antonio, Texas
Presenter: Monica A Tienda
Description: Invited teacher speaker at NCTM San Antonio Annual Convention for a 5-minute Ignite presentation. All speakers at this Ignite session were classroom teachers.
 
Math is Cool!: An Ignite Talk
Date: April 7, 2017
Location: NCTM Annual Meeting, San Antonio, Texas
Presenter: Troy Jones
Description: Invited teacher speaker at NCTM San Antonio Annual Convention for a 5-minute Ignite presentation. All speakers at this Ignite session were classroom teachers.
 
One Size Doesn't Fit All - Differentiate: An Ignite Talk
Date: April 7, 2017
Location: NCTM Annual Meeting, San Antonio, Texas
Presenter: Morondo Lewis
Description: Invited teacher speaker at NCTM San Antonio Annual Convention for a 5-minute Ignite presentation. All speakers at this Ignite session were classroom teachers.
 
Puzzles: The Poetry of Logical Ideas
Date: April 7, 2017
Location: NCTM Annual Meeting, San Antonio, Texas
Presenter: Monica A Tienda
Description: Accepted one-hour session talk on various problem-solving puzzles, such as Ken-Ken, Kakuro, and Sudoku. It was a full session!
 
Student Errors, Mistakes, Wrong Answers, Oh My! OPPORTUNITY RETHINK!
Date: April 7, 2017
Location: NCTM Annual Meeting, San Antonio, Texas
Presenters: Vicki Lyons
Description: Vicki presented this session at the Annual Meeting. Her presentation offers insights and practical strategies for teachers that want to turn errors into great opportunities for student learning.
 
Diving Into the Standards for Mathematical Practice
Date: April 22, 2017
Location: PAST Foundation in Columbus, OH
Presenter: Chris Bolognese
Description: Central Ohio Council of Teachers of Mathematics mini conference where mathematical practices were explored using rich tasks with break out teams working on finding and developing SMP resources.
 
National Board Certification
Date: May 17, 2017
Location: Utah
Presenters: Vicki Lyons
Description: Vicki applied for renewal of her National Board Certification.
 
Developing Algebraic Thinking through Patterns
Date: May 19, 2017
Location: Borough of Manhattan Community College, New York
Presenters: Irene Espiritu (with Solange Farina)
Description: Espiritu and Farina used pattern recognition and analysis to establish relationships through numerical structures leading to algebraic structures and finally to the development of a rule or function. This Regional Adult Education Network-NYC presentation developed skills in the appropriate use of mathematical language and symbolism as well as the application to real life and rigorous problems.
 
Mind Games
Date: May 23, 2017
Location: SUNY Broome, New York
Presenters: Elizabeth McGrath and Jean Krichbaum
Description: McGrath and Krichbaum presented different strategy/math games. Participants played the games and then tried to determine the math strategy behind winning.
 
Working on National Board Certification
Date: 2016-2017 school year
Location: Leadville, CO
Presenters: Dylan Kane
Description: Dylan submitted components 1 and 2 this year and plans to submit components 3 and 4 next year.
 
2019 NCTM Annual Conference Program Committee Chairperson
Date: Fall 2017 - Spring 2019
Location: Reston, VA and San Diego, CA
Chairperson: Brian Shay
Description: Brian was asked by Matt Larson, NCTM President and Robert Berry, NCTM President-Elect to lead the committee organizing the NCTM Annual Meeting & Exposition to be held in San Diego, CA in April, 2019.
 
2019 NCTM Annual Conference Program Committee
Date: Fall 2017 - Spring 2019
Location: Reston, VA and San Diego, CA
Member: Mary Velez
Description: Mary was invited by Brian Shay to be a part of the committee organizing the NCTM Annual Meeting & Exposition to be held in San Diego, CA in April, 2019.
 
Blended Learning for Math and Science Classrooms
Date: June 8, 2017
Location: Manhattan, New York
Presenter: Cesar Ebonia
Description: Ebonia will deliver a 90-minute presentation on blended learning at the 7th Transfer High School Conference.
 
AP Calculus Standard Setting Committee
Date: June 15-17, 2017
Location: Kansas City, MO
Presenter: Vicki Lyons
Description: Vicki is so excited to be serving on the AP Calculus Standard Setting this year! It is a great opportunity for her and she is so looking forward to it.
 
STEM Best Practices Conference
Date: June 20, 2017
Location: Orem, UT
Presenter: Vicki Lyons
Description: Vicki presented at the STEM conference about Digital Technology in the classroom.
 
Using Formative Assessment to Direct Instruction
Date: June 20, 2017
Location: Francis Marion University
Presenter: Morondo Lewis
Description: Morondo presented a session at Francis Marion University Center Of Excellence Summer Institute 2017.
 
Philadelphia Area Math Teacher's Circle
Date: 2016-2017 and ongoing
Location: Philadelphia, PA
Presenter: Elizabeth Houwen
Description: Elizabeth participates on the planning committee for the Philadelphia Area Math Teacher's Circle. She helps plan the meetings, keeps up with the newsletter and meets with presenters before sessions to help them prepare their presentations.
 
National Board Certification
Date: 2016-2017
Location: San Fernando Valley, California
Presenter: Ann Nguyen
Description: Ann Nguyen has successfully completed and passed the first three components of National Board Certification. As for the last component, she has submitted and now awaits the result which will be available in late December of 2017.
 
Session: PCMI
Date: November, 2017
Location: NCTM Regional Conference, Chicago, Illinois
Speaker: Cindy Percival
Description: Cindy has been selected to present at the NCTM Chicago regional conference in November on the topic of PCMI.
 
Read to Succeed
Date: August 16, 2017
Location: Richland One Columbia, SC
Presenter: Morondo Lewis
Description: Morondo has been selected to present at this conference focused on teaching reading in Mathematics Part 1.
 
Read to Succeed
Date: August 18, 2017
Location: Richland One Columbia, SC
Presenter: Morondo Lewis
Description: Morondo has been selected to present at this conference focused on teaching reading in Mathematics Part 2.
 
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