October 8, 2018

KEYNOTE: Improving Mathematics Instruction for Students who Struggle

8:15  -  9:15
Auditorium D 103

Are you ready to rid yourself of expiring rules? Are you willing to commit to working as a team? This session will encourage the use of evidence based strategies such as Concrete/Semi-Concrete/Abstract (CSA) to help students develop a balanced understanding of concepts and skills. Using formative assessment approaches to building from students’ strengths we will […]

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How to Speak “Math”

9:30  -  10:20
Room A104

Mathematics is a language. This interactive session focuses on developing math conversations in the classroom by making sense of problems, approaching problems from different angles, and making connections. Join us as we promote ongoing discourse in the K-8 classroom and receive lessons to use.

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Develop a Growth Mindset in your Students and Yourself!

9:30  -  10:20
Room A106

Tired of hearing “I’m no good at math” or “I hate math”? If so, help your students develop a growth mindset about math. Help them know their potential by understanding how their brain grows, how mistakes help us learn, and how struggle is helpful. Also, tired of thinking “These kids will just never get it!”? […]

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Math Communities

9:30  -  10:20
Room A102

Creating math communities has changed the way I teach and the way my students learn. Step outside your comfort zone and be a facilitator, not a leader! Let your students help each other learn and grow. Begin communities to help personalize learning for your students.

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Going Global in your math class with Skype

9:30  -  10:20
Room B110

In this session, participants will learn new ways to turn their math class into a global learning environment. Participants will hear stories of Skype in the Classroom experiences, learn easy ways to connect Skype in the Classroom with their math class and content, and gain ideas for virtual field trips, guest speakers, and collaborative projects.

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STEM – So You Want to Be an Engineer?!

9:30  -  10:20
Room A114

Are you looking for ways to engage students in creative, fun, and complex STEM projects? Are you wanting some ideas which have little prep but HUGE results and success? This is your session to attend! Come and get three different easy immediate implementation ideas with lesson plans, handouts, resources, and see what a completed investigation […]

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Welcome First Timers!

9:30  -  10:20
Room A112

First-time attendees, come and join us for a conference welcome session! Network with other mathematics educators. Share resources. Learn how to make the most of the KATM conference.

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Fractions! Teaching Developmentally

9:30  -  10:20
Room Library

This session examines “fraction sense” from partitioning and iterating to equivalency and beginning operations. We will explore hands-on experiences through multiple representations including area, length and set models. Special attention will be given to supporting students who struggle, particularly those in Tier 2 intervention settings.

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A Recipe for Long Term Learning and Knowing

10:30  -  11:20
Room A106

In this presentation we will examine the research on how the brain learns. We will discuss and practice instructional strategies that will enhance the depth of learning for all students. Use what we know about the brain to help your students truly REMEMBER!

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Growing your Mathematical Mindset with Number Talks

10:30  -  11:20
Room A112

Number Talks are highly interactive, brief discussions lead by students about numbers and computation. Number Talks are not just for the K-2 elementary students. Students in grades 3-6 also benefit from structured discussions about computation including whole numbers, decimals, and fractions. Even preservice and inservice teachers can grow their mathematical mindset by learning to facilitate […]

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Mathematics Update from KSDE

10:30  -  11:20
Room Little Theatre

This session will provide an update on resources available for the implementation of the 2017 Math Standards. Information on upcoming professional learning opportunities will be shared. Additionally, updates related to the math state assessment will be provided.

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Gr8 Math Resources & Websites for the Revised Standards

10:30  -  11:20
Room Library

Bring your laptop or tablet to this session to discover and explore various resources to support your work in instructing with the revised Kansas Math Standards. You will leave with ideas and activities to use right away! Join the fun!

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I’m Game, Are YOU?

10:30  -  11:20
Room B102

EVERFI is tapping into student interest and curiosity to make critical math skills relatable, engaging, and interactive with our sports and STEM career themed Math Supplemental Resources. Educators in attendance will gain access to several online resources that will highlight real-world applications to math concepts. Bring your device and join our session to gain login […]

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Math Communities

10:30  -  11:20
Room A102

Creating math communities has changed the way I teach and the way my students learn. Step outside your comfort zone and be a facilitator, not a leader! Let your students help each other learn and grow. Begin communities to help personalize learning for your students.

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Incorporating Interactive Notebooks With Differentiated Learners

1:10  -  2:00
Room A106

VENDOR SESSION:  So you want to use Interactive Notebooks in your classroom (or you already are) but you wonder what to do to differentiate for the students in your classroom. Come join me as we model some quick and easy implementation techniques that you can take back and use right away without fail to make […]

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Growing your Mathematical Mindset with Number Talks

1:10  -  2:00
Room A112

Number Talks are highly interactive, brief discussions lead by students about numbers and computation. Number Talks are not just for the K-2 elementary students. Students in grades 3-6 also benefit from structured discussions about computation including whole numbers, decimals, and fractions. Even preservice and inservice teachers can grow their mathematical mindset by learning to facilitate […]

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Encouraging a Growth Mindset Through Effective Grading Practices

1:10  -  2:00
Room Little Theatre

What do your grading practices imply? In this presentation we will explore the purposes, concerns, interpretations and impacts of Traditional and Redesign Grading Practices. Time will be devoted for you to determine your perspective on learning and how the actions you take and decisions you make, based on your mindset, impact your students. We will […]

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High-Yield Routines for all ages!

1:10  -  2:00
Room B108

Based from the book, High-Yield Routines, these easily implemented routines will provide teachers with opportunities to enhance the content knowledge and mathematical practices of their students. These routines can be adapted from K-through HS. Come try these routines and create some of your own!

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Growing Students Mindsets through High-Quality Mathematical Tasks

1:10  -  2:00
Room A103

How do you decide what tasks students will complete in your math class? How could this decision impact students mindsets? During this session, teachers will explore the characteristics of high-quality tasks and how to maintain the cognitive demand of these tasks throughout implementation in the classroom. Choosing the task is just the first step, teachers […]

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The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly of Math Manipulatives

1:10  -  2:00
Room B110

I love math teaching with math manipulatives (tools) at all grade levels. There are wonderful tools (including calculators) available to make math more understandable and enjoyable. However, some good ones are misused (becoming bad), some bad ones are misused (becoming ugly) and some ugly ones should be banned from the classroom altogether. Come see what […]

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Technology for Littles (Math emphasis)

1:10  -  2:00
Room A104

Do you feel technology integration at the primary level is overwhelming? Come and learn how we strategized and implemented technology at the lowest primary level successfully. Participants will walk away learning how to use Google Classroom, Seesaw & Flipgrid with our youngest learners. Participants will have access to online projects they can use with their […]

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Multiplication ROCKS

1:10  -  2:00
Room A102

Multiplication ROCKS is a teacher-created rotation of centers that immerse students into multiplication. Various types of centers that help students understand and learn their multiplication facts are used. The centers cover everything from conceptual to abstract representation. You will get to see what we do, how we do it, and be able to walk away […]

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The Magic of Math

1:10  -  2:00
Room Library

How do I bring my math mojo to the classroom? Some teachers teach while others reach! Join steve on this magical journey filled with critical ideas on how to help your students see math in a whole new way! You will need something to write with and write on.

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Math Workshop: Getting Started and Making it Work!

2:10  -  3:00
Room A106

VENDOR SESSION:  Give me 4 weeks… In just 4 weeks you can change the environment in your math classroom by implementing Math Workshop and Guided Math. Let’s kick start your math class for student success and boot teacher stress! Come join me in this workshop where I share some of my tried and true strategies and […]

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Cups and Coins

2:10  -  3:00
Room B108

An inexpensive way to evaluate variables, combine like terms and solve equations concretely that you can implement tomorrow. This model also has additional applications that can be used in solving systems in high school mathematics.

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Twitter Accounts Every Teacher Should Follow

2:10  -  3:00
Room B110

Without question, Twitter has become a hotspot for education-related tips, tricks, and talks. You can be instantly connected to a network of passionate educators sharing their experiences and insights into the education world, and there are many innovative teachers using Twitter to engage with like-minded people. From nonprofits to everyday teachers, this session will share […]

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Adding and Subtracting Integers using a toilet with Watertank Math!

2:10  -  3:00
Room B118

If your students struggle with adding and subtracting integers then Watertank Math is what you need for your students! Learn how to relate this everyday computation to something they encounter in everyday life…a toilet! Watertank Math will provide a visual and contextual method of finally understanding not only adding and subtracting positive integers but more […]

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Growing Students Mindsets through High-Quality Mathematical Tasks

2:10  -  3:00
Room A103

How do you decide what tasks students will complete in your math class? How could this decision impact students mindsets? During this session, teachers will explore the characteristics of high-quality tasks and how to maintain the cognitive demand of these tasks throughout implementation in the classroom. Choosing the task is just the first step, teachers […]

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Everyone Can Code

2:10  -  3:00
Room B116

We believe that coding is an essential skill for helping students thrive in 
 a technology-driven future. Learning to code unlocks creativity, develops 
 problem-solving skills, and opens career paths. Join us to learn about Everyone Can Code, the free comprehensive curriculum that makes it easy to teach coding to students from kindergarten to college. […]

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Technology for Littles (Math emphasis)

2:10  -  3:00
Room A104

Do you feel technology integration at the primary level is overwhelming? Come and learn how we strategized and implemented technology at the lowest primary level successfully. Participants will walk away learning how to use Google Classroom, Seesaw & Flipgrid with our youngest learners. Participants will have access to online projects they can use with their […]

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Elementary Math Resources and Ideas

2:10  -  3:00
Room A102

Looking for elementary math resources and ideas? This session is for you! Various math resources, both hands-on and online, will be shared. You will have time to play and explore. So bring your willingness to play, and your device to explore various websites. You will also be able to join a Flipgrid topic that will […]

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Championship Math Teaching-Maximizing My Math Instructional Time

2:10  -  3:00
Room A112

We all teach math under varying circumstances: length of class; number of students, curriculum publisher (or no curriculum); readiness of students; familiarity with the curriculum; and years teaching math just begin the list. Participants can plan to leave Manhattan on Monday with numerous new “tools” in their “math tool box” that can be implemented in […]

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