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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Talking Math in Science

9:30  -  10:20
Room A116

Math discourse in science? Science classrooms are the perfect place to employ math discourse strategies to create understanding, support critical thinking and connect the SMPs to the NGSS science and engineering practices. In this interactive session we will explore techniques to create lively math discussions in the science classroom

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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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Re-Thinking Acceleration in Middle School and High School Mathematics

9:30  -  10:20
Room Little Theatre

Participants will also explore how to best communicate the school or district decisions about math acceleration to parents and community members. I will share the white paper on acceleration and the research base and description of the pipeline for grade 6-12 mathematics. This session is intended for teachers, curriculum leaders, administrators, and coaches. This topic […]

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Early Childhood Math Manipulative’s on a Budget

9:30  -  10:20
Room A103

I will give participants ideas on how to use cheap materials to use as manipulatives in their classroom. I will bring the examples of the materials. I will also need access to a projector of some sort. The objective is for the teachers to get ideas of manipulative they can use in the classroom that […]

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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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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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Early Childhood Math Manipulative’s on a Budget

10:30  -  11:20
Room A103

I will give participants ideas on how to use cheap materials to use as manipulatives in their classroom. I will bring the examples of the materials. I will also need access to a projector of some sort. The objective is for the teachers to get ideas of manipulative they can use in the classroom that […]

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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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The “Thinking Classroom” – An Early Review

10:30  -  11:20
Room B110

The “Thinking Classroom” is an instructional design developed by Dr. Peter Liljedahl of Simon Fraser University. It includes 14 researched-based key points to invert your classroom from a teacher-centric space to student-centric. If the students aren’t thinking, they aren’t learning. This session will examine the practices currently in place by the presenter, and an unscientific […]

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Problems, Patterns, Problem Solving, and Mathematical Discourse

10:30  -  11:20
Room A114

A series of problems (relatively easily solved in multiple ways) will be presented, worked on within groups, and solutions shared. Effective mathematical discourse will be emphasized, modeled and reflected upon. Participants will use paper and pencils to work on group solutions to problems and then share their results.

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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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Calling All Math Maniacs! Let’s Get Kids Excited About Math!

1:10  -  2:00
Room B102

Come hear about an exciting competition we hosted for our students at Washburn Rural Middle School! 270+ students voluntarily signed up, created teams and competed both individually and in groups in traditional and not-so-traditional STEM events. I will show you how we incorporated Google Forms to help manage the event, Google Classroom to get kids […]

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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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Using Geometric Modeling to Bring Food to the Desert

2:10  -  3:00
Room A114

Problem/Project-Based Learning Unit integrating geometry, statistics, social studies, and civic engagement to provide students, families, and other community members with access to healthy and affordable food. Exploration of the social justice issues, from a mathematics perspective, that result in food deserts within Kansas.

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Walk the Line (and other functions!)

2:10  -  3:00
Room B102

We will walk a graph to use motion problems to model functions. Motion detectors, Desmos, and other technology will be used. Connecting physical motion with position graphs will excite your students as they discover relationships between position, velocity, and slope. You will leave with ready to use lessons that can be used for modeling linear […]

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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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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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