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Welcome to the 2016 MidSchoolMath National Conference!

Session scheduling is limited to registered attendees - all attendees should receive schedule access via email by Jan. 4 or within two business days of registering. Click on the "More Information" link for detailed directions on accessing SCHED and signing up for concurrent sessions.

Programming begins each morning at 8:15 am sharp, ending at 4:30 pm on Friday, followed by a social hour from 5:00 - 6:30 pm; and ends at 4:15 pm on Saturday.

Please note, schedule is subject to change.

To learn more about MidSchoolMath or register to attend the conference, please visit www.midschoolmathnationalconference.com or email conference@midschoolmath.com.

 

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Sessions: Growth Mindset [clear filter]
Friday, February 19
 

9:50am MST

Shifting our Mindsets from Remembering How to Understanding Why
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

This popular master class is full - but ample space is still available in Steve Leinwand's session "Breathing Classroom Life into the NCTM Teaching Practices" on Friday at 3:15 pm!

Some of the least effective lessons I’ve observed boil down to telling students what they need to remember.  Some of the very best and most effective lessons I’ve observed boil down to providing students with a range of alternative approaches that support an understanding of why the answers make sense. 

In this session, we’ll look at a range of examples that shift students' mindsets from “how” to “why” and explore a set of strategies that make this doable in any classroom.

Presenters
avatar for Steven Leinwand

Steven Leinwand

Author, American Institutes for Research
Steve Leinwand is a Principal Research Analyst at the American Institutes for Research (AIR) in Washington, D.C. and has over 30 years of leadership positions in mathematics education. Steve has served on the Mathematical Sciences Education Board during the development and publication... Read More →


Friday February 19, 2016 9:50am - 11:05am MST
Grand Ballroom Santa Fe Community Convention Center

1:40pm MST

Standards of Mathematical Practices and Growth Mindset
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

This popular Master Class is being offered twice. This session is nearly full, but space is still available in the session offered on Saturday at 12:55 pm. 

Together we will engage in a deep analysis of the 8 Standards for Mathematical Practice (SMP) and create a list of observable factors for each practice from the student and teacher perspectives. We will then identify which of the SMP's lend themselves to developing the Growth Mindset. Finally, we will take our analysis and apply it to redesigning to include the observable factors we created and ramping it up to include teaching students to have a growth mindset in math class. As part of connecting the SMP's to the Growth Mindset we will discuss and craft different types of probing questions for students and teachers to ask to specifically promote each SMP in such a way that it also encourages a Growth Mindset in the classroom.

Presenters
avatar for Chari Kauffman

Chari Kauffman

Science Coordinator, Santa Fe Public Schools
avatar for Janelle Maestas

Janelle Maestas

6th grade teacher, Atalaya Elementary School
avatar for Zanet Ramos-Benavidez

Zanet Ramos-Benavidez

Teacher, DeVargas Middle School
I am coming to MidSchoolMath after having been educated that the best way to teach math is through experiential learning.  Throughout my career my training has always remained something I had struggle to implement though I full heartedly believed in it.  The demands of the day to... Read More →


Friday February 19, 2016 1:40pm - 2:55pm MST
Peralta Santa Fe Community Convention Center

3:15pm MST

Growth Mindset Interventions Yield BIG Dividends
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

This session will present a case study of how one alegebra teacher chose to provide mindset interventions that made a substantial impact on students willingness' to engage in learning, as well as their self-efficacy. This teacher provided opportunities for her students to learn how to be learners, provide meaningful feedback to each other and to build a community where deep mathematical learning took place.

In light of Dr. Boaler's and Dr. Dweck's growing body of research around mindset and how it affects student efficacy in mathematics, this case study aligns with the research findings on mindset interventions. Mindset interventions can pay big dividends in helping students become the proficient mathematicians described in the CCSS Mathematical Practices.

You'll see see journal and video data that shows the depth of these interventions, have discussion about research on mindset and mindset interventions, and leave the session with goals for providing mindset interventions in your classroom.

Presenters
avatar for Cathi Cracraft

Cathi Cracraft

Teacher, White Pine High School
Cathi has experience teaching 5th grade, middle school mathematics, and is currently teaching high school math. Cathi has just completed her Master's of 6-12 Mathematics Education from Western Governors University. Cathi is passionate about doing what it takes to help all her students... Read More →
avatar for Christina Westwood

Christina Westwood

Regional PD Coordinator, Northeastern Nevada Regional Professional Development Group
Tina Westwood has a Bachelor's degree in Secondary Math Education from the University of Utah and is currently completing her Master's in 6-12 Math Education from Western Governors University. She has experience teaching high school mathematics and professional development in Utah... Read More →


Friday February 19, 2016 3:15pm - 4:30pm MST
Coronado Santa Fe Community Convention Center
 
Saturday, February 20
 

11:20am MST

Applying for the Presidential Award
Limited Capacity seats available

The Presidential Award is the highest honor the US government bestows on math and science (including computer science) teachers. National finalists receive a paid trip for two to Washington, DC to attend a series of recognition events and professional development opportunities, including a meeting with the President; recipients also receive a $10,000 award from the National Science Foundation.

In this session, you'll learn more about the awardl and gather tips from state and national finalists on how to prepare a successful application.


Presenters
avatar for Claudia Ahlstrom

Claudia Ahlstrom

State Math Specialist, New Mexico Public Education Department
Claudia is the State Math Specialist in the Math and Science Bureau of the Public Education Department and has held this position for 13 years. Claudia has been active in education for over 30 years as a teacher, as a parent and as a community member. After earning her BA in math... Read More →
avatar for Marco Martinez-Leandro

Marco Martinez-Leandro

Assistant Principal, Sandia High School
Marco Martinez-Leandro has been an educator for 26 years, teaching for 14 years in Albuquerque. He teaches 9th and 10th grade Algebra 1 and Geometry at Highland High School. He has taught Algebra 2, Pre-Calculus, and Advanced Placement Calculus AB. Marco’s approach to teaching... Read More →


Saturday February 20, 2016 11:20am - 12:05pm MST
O'Keeffe Santa Fe Community Convention Center

1:10pm MST

Standards of Mathematical Practices and Growth Mindset
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Together we will engage in a deep analysis of the 8 Standards for Mathematical Practice (SMP) and create a list of observable factors for each practice from the student and teacher perspectives. We will then identify which of the SMP's lend themselves to developing the Growth Mindset. Finally, we will take our analysis and apply it to redesigning to include the observable factors we created and ramping it up to include teaching students to have a growth mindset in math class. As part of connecting the SMP's to the Growth Mindset we will discuss and craft different types of probing questions for students and teachers to ask to specifically promote each SMP in such a way that it also encourages a Growth Mindset in the classroom.

Presenters
avatar for Chari Kauffman

Chari Kauffman

Science Coordinator, Santa Fe Public Schools
avatar for Janelle Maestas

Janelle Maestas

6th grade teacher, Atalaya Elementary School
avatar for Zanet Ramos-Benavidez

Zanet Ramos-Benavidez

Teacher, DeVargas Middle School
I am coming to MidSchoolMath after having been educated that the best way to teach math is through experiential learning.  Throughout my career my training has always remained something I had struggle to implement though I full heartedly believed in it.  The demands of the day to... Read More →


Saturday February 20, 2016 1:10pm - 2:25pm MST
DeVargas Santa Fe Community Convention Center

2:45pm MST

Be The Best For Your Students, Do The Best For You: National Boards Certification
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

National Board Certification has been described by many teachers as “…the best professional development I’ve ever had”!

Teachers who become Nationally Board Certified have demonstrated their commitment to their students and the profession by meeting the highest standards in the nation. Teachers who achieve certification are innovative by nature, constantly reflecting upon their knowledge of students, integrating variety and creativity into their practice, and assessing the validity and effectiveness of these practices to foster success for all students.

In this session, we'll go over the National Boards certification and application process, the benefits of certification and explore support available through regional networks.

Presenters
avatar for Terri Blackman

Terri Blackman

6th Grade Teacher, Wood Gormley Elementary School
Terri Blackman received her National Board Certification as a Middle Childhood Generalist in 2012. She is currently teaching 6th grade at Wood Gormley Elementary School in Santa Fe, NM. For several years Terri has collaborated with the Santa Fe Opera's ALTO program, partnering with... Read More →
avatar for Sharyn Gray

Sharyn Gray

Math Teacher/MS Principal, Turquoise Trail Charter School
I was never a "math person" as a kid - I did math, and I did it just fine, but I don't recall being particularly interested in anything I learned, and was definitely uninterested in calculus. I first attended the MidSchoolMath conference in 2014, and was so inspired I was willing... Read More →


Saturday February 20, 2016 2:45pm - 3:30pm MST
Peralta Santa Fe Community Convention Center