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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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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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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Fractions Coherence for Middle School Teachers

10:30  -  11:20
Room A104

Middle school students often struggle with fraction computation. This session is intended to familiarize middle school teachers with the fraction coherence from 3-5 and provide lessons for middle school intervention use. This session will also connect fraction understanding to the middle school RP standards.

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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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Using social interactive games in High School Math classes

10:30  -  11:20
Room B108

Ever wondered how you could get kids excited about math? I’ll explore how to introduce kids to games that involve movement and/or social interaction, to improve social skills of students and to practice and revise actual classwork with very little preparation (once you have mastered how the games work)! Yes I’m talking about games that […]

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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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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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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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Using the Area Model to Build Conceptual Understanding of Multiplication

1:10  -  2:00
Room B104

This session will illustrate how the AREA model is the foundation model for multiplication of whole numbers, decimals, fractions and mixed numbers. If time, polynomial multiplication (and factoring) will also be explored. Participants will investigate classroom-ready problems that frequently offer a challenge to students.

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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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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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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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Yikes, they still can’t add, subtract, multiply or divide integers!

2:10  -  3:00
Room B104

Do your eighth graders or high school students struggle with computation of integers? Come and experience integer tiles with problem-based learning to build their conceptual understanding of integers.

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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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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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