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2017 Central Mathematics Symposium

Beyond Buzzwords – Digging Deeper

March 10 & 11, 2017

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2017 CMC Central Symposium Program


Leadership Session – Administrators and Lead Teachers
Friday, March 10
11:30 am – 3 pm (including lunch)

Taking Action to Build a Better Profession, No Matter Your Title or Job Description
Peg Cagle

Come with an aspiration, leave with an action plan. Take stock of your current place within the mathematics education landscape, identify any untapped potential, under-developed opportunities and possible impediments to moving from aspiration to reality. Then join with others committed to improving the teaching and learning of school math to identify, capitalize on, expand, and create pathways for elevating your contributions and those of colleagues around you, without being constrained or defined by your official day job.

San Luis Obispo County Office of Education
Rancho El Chorro Auditorium
3350 Education Dr.
San Luis Obispo, CA


General Sessions – Administrators and Teachers
Saturday, March 11
9 am – 4 pm (including continental breakfast)

Keynote Session

Making Mistakes Matter – Peg Cagle

Current conversations about growth mindsets focus on eliminating shame and normalizing errors in our classrooms. See how this needs to be where we start, not end, in addressing, leveraging and capitalizing on student mistakes.


Breakout Sessions

PreK – 2: The Mathematizing Young Children Do, Elizabeth Gamino

Grades 1 – 5: Number Talks: Making the Math Visible with Models, Jamie Garner Session Resources

Grades 1 – 5: This Math Was Made For Talking: Targeting Math Discussions, Christine Newell

Grades 6 – 8:  Making Sense: Practical Strategies to Support Students’ Sense-making When Dealing With Numbers, Operations, and Situations, Marissa Aoki Session Resources

High School:  Academic Discourse, Tina Setser Session Resources

General Interest/Special Education: Universal Design for Learning in Math Class, Meagan and Brandon Dorman

Arroyo Grande High School
495 Valley Road
Arroyo Grande, CA

Past Symposiums

2016 Symposium Information and Resources