CMC North Conference
Pacific Grove, CA
2017 Keynote Speakers
Friday Night Keynote Speaker (7:30-9:00 pm)
Jo Boaler, YouCubed, Stanford University
Sunday Morning Keynote Speakers
Harold Asturias, Lawrence Hall of Science
Alan Schoenfeld, UC Berkeley
Friday Mini-conference (1:30-4:30 PM)
NO ON-SITE REGISTRATION FOR MINI CONFERENCE
Session A: Prek – 3, Shalek Chappill-Nichols
Superhero Math Style
In this workshop, teachers will learn how to use the superhero movement to engage in STEAM ideas and positive social emotional thinking. Teachers will gain techniques on how to create a project-based learning lesson using design challenge steps, 21st Century thinking and hands-on math activities. Empower students to become creative “lil’ heroes.”
Session B: Grades 3 – 5, Perrin Phillips
Launching Math Workshop in Your Classroom
How can we give students the opportunity to practice explaining their thinking every day? Through Math Workshop, students work collaboratively, shift the classroom culture, while allowing students to go deeper with the Common Core Matrix of Word Problems. Come and learn how to launch Math Workshop, step by step. Using a practical, student centered approach, participants will apply what they already know from Writer’s Workshop to Math Workshop!
Session C: Grades 6-8, Beth Baker
Student Teamwork Strategies
Anyone can put students in groups, but how do we get them to focus on the math instead of each other? Motivation, organization, accountability, and specific strategies can all be used to increase mathematical discourse and reduce the distractions inherent in group work. We will model the components of an effective group work lesson and take some time to tailor them to participants’ individual teaching environments. Gather resources and experiences at the conference to deploy on Monday!
Session D: Grades 6-8 , Harold Asturias, Emma Trevino, Carmen Whitman
Maker Projects: Activating Students’ Agency, Authority, and Identity
How can we activate students’ interest and curious minds in ways that ignite persistent engagement in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics learning, inquiry, and innovation? How do Maker projects and lesson study promote a deeper understanding of the role that students’ mathematical agency, authority, and identity (AAI) play in the classroom? Learn how we’ve been working with K-8 teachers to connect Maker projects with formal mathematics lessons. Also, we will discuss how to create powerful mathematics classrooms where students develop robust understanding of the concepts they are learning and the academic language to communicate their reasoning.
Session E: Grades 8 – 12, Chris Shore
The Clothesline Grows Up: Functions on the Number Line
The Clothesline is popularly being used to teach conceptual understanding of algebraic expressions and equations, geometric relationships and statistics. Now experience functions like you never have… on an open number line. Learn how this manipulable tool reveals to students the critical aspects of successfully evaluating and graphing functions. clotheslinemath.com
Session F: Grades 8 – 12, Eli Luberoff
Designing Effective Digital Activities
The digital medium brings new power and affordances to lesson design. It also brings new constraints. In this session, we’ll begin by taking a survey of the wealth of free technology for building digital activities — from Google Docs and Forms to Nearpod, Peardeck, Socrative, Kahoot, and Desmos Activity Builder. We’ll look at the design principles for building effective digital activities, and will then apply them while designing and building activities in groups.