2012 Asilomar Program
2011 Asilomar Program
2010 Asilomar Program
Keynote Speakers (from 2012)
Friday Night Keynote Speaker (7:30 - 9 PM)
Kyndall Brown: Access, Equity, and the Standards for Mathematical Practice
In the year 2000, the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics published the Principles and Standards for School Mathematics. The first principle referred to in the document was the Equity Principle; Providing high expectations and strong support for all students. Twelve years later, there continues to be huge disparities in the performance and achievement between low-income students of color, second language learners, and students with exceptional needs, and affluent students. The Standards for Mathematical Practice outlined in the Common Core Standards in Mathematics describe the varieties of expertise that mathematics educators should seek to develop in their students. Engaging all students in the Standards for Mathematical Practice is one way to ensure students are gaining access to high level, cognitively demanding mathematics. The Standards for Mathematical Practice also lend themselves to the use of culturally and socially relevant tasks.
Sunday Morning Keynote Speakers
J. Michael Shaughnessy: Infusing the Classroom with Reasoning and Sense Making: Keys to Student Engagement.
Mike has made Infusing the Classroom with Reasoning and Sense Making one of the primary goals during his term as president of NCTM. Reasoning and Sense Making are student centered. It all begins with the students themselves, listening to student thinking is critical for teachers because it provides feedback on the what, how, and why of our students’ thinking. Students must be encouraged to question, experiment, estimate, explore, and suggest explanations. NCTM’s new resources in Reasoning and Sense Making include a series of publications, a web-based bank of reasoning and sense making tasks, and the launch of a digital library of practice with video clips of students engaged in reasoning and sense making in their classrooms. This talk will inspire all educators to get the students to do the thinking and reasoning in their mathematics classrooms.
Harold Asturias: Math, Language, and the Pursuit of Happiness
Friday Mini-conference (1:30 - 4:30 PM)
NO ON-SITE REGISTRATION FOR MINI CONFERENCEK-2: Joan Easterday, Kathlan Latimer, and Sherri Willebrand, CMP CCSS Task Force: Bridging from Counting to Algorithms
The presentation will include activities, literature, games for K-2 teachers for counting, addition, subtraction and place value focused on the CCSS.
3-5: Ruth Parker, Enhancing Teaching and Learning with the Standards for Mathematical Practice
The Standards for Mathematical Practice are at the heart of the new Common Core State Standards. Participants will be actively engaged as learners as we examine instructional decisions and teacher moves that help ALL students develop productive mathematical dispositions. Teaching in ways that reveal student understandings and misconceptions will be emphasized, as will ways to help students learn to make mathematically convincing arguments.
FULL 6-8: Harold Asturias, Constructing Viable Arguments in Middle School Mathematics
Students are expected to explore conjectures, use definitions, and build logical progressions of statements. They are also expected to communicate, justify, and reason inductively about data situated in context.
This session will explore techniques for HS teachers to create opportunities for all students to construct arguments and provide feedback to increase the viability of these arguments.
FULL 6-12: Dan Meyer, Teaching Applied Math with Digital Media
Our students like to solve problems they've already seen. They are impatient with new problems. That impatience owes to a curriculum that is too helpful, that does too much for our students, and asks them for too little. We will de