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Monday, October 14
 

8:15am

#Mathgals and Empowering Our Girls
#Mathgals presentation will be shared along with ideas to empower females in Mathematics and STEM related fields. Activities for Math Night/Career Days will be included.

Speakers
avatar for Vicki Hamdorf

Vicki Hamdorf

Assistant Director, Iowa Center for Interdisciplinary Training
I have taught 6-12th grade Mathematics for 34 years. I coached a First Tech Challenge robotics team for 10 years. I started the 90 degree Mathematics Club at North Cedar. I am currently assisting Rick Spellerberg with the Iowa Center for Interdisciplinary Training to promote the... Read More →


Monday October 14, 2019 8:15am - 9:00am
1353

8:15am

Developing Collective Efficacy: Together Educators Powerfully Impacting Student Outcomes
When teachers or a team of teachers share a belief that their collective actions can make a difference, student learning increases. This session will illustrate the importance and impact of collective teacher efficacy as well as methods for developing it within collaborative teams. We will share examples of how we have developed this collective belief in our own work as well as a roadmap for developing this collective belief in any school or teacher team.    

Speakers

Monday October 14, 2019 8:15am - 9:00am
2321

8:15am

Making Math Happen for All Students
Much research has been done on the specialized knowledge needed for teaching mathematics. As a teacher of mathematics, you are a specialist who can provide insights into how students learn mathematics and how to effectively teach mathematics to others. In this session, you will engage in the process of accessing and using your specialized knowledge for teaching mathematics as part of a mathematics -specific consultation. We will then provide you with the opportunity to engage in a similar process in which you will learn how to engage in consultations with special education experts so that you can access their specialized knowledge of working with students with special education needs. The goal of the session is to help you feel more confident in your ability to engage in mathematics-specific consultations in order to synthesize your special knowledge of teaching mathematics with the specialized knowledge of special education experts in order to provide the best possible mathematics instruction for students with special education needs.

Speakers
avatar for Elizabeth Hughes

Elizabeth Hughes

Math Education Professor, University of Northern Iowa
avatar for Sam Eskelson

Sam Eskelson

Assistant Professor, University of Northern Iowa


Monday October 14, 2019 8:15am - 9:00am
2311

8:15am

Now is the Time: Personalize Your Staff's Math PD (Vendor)
Now is the time to personalize professional learning for your staff around the math standards. Explore a robust suite of professional learning options focused on supporting educators in providing essential math instruction to students. These tools can be accessed by busy professionals anytime/anywhere and can be linked together for license renewal and/or graduate credit.

Speakers
avatar for Deborah Cleveland

Deborah Cleveland

Instructional Designer, AEA Learning Online
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Rob Brookhart

Instructional Designer, AEA Learning Online
Rob Brookhart


Monday October 14, 2019 8:15am - 9:00am
1341

8:15am

The Exploding Dots Tour From Elementary to High School Mathematics!
In this session, teachers will explore the power of place value and different bases through James Tanton's Exploding Dots, and see amazing connections between the two. The journey will begin with the most basic ideas of counting/representation found in first grade and end with the beginning ideas of calculus--all with dots and for everyone!



Speakers
SS

Sunil Singh

Buzzmath


Monday October 14, 2019 8:15am - 9:00am
1506

8:15am

Equity Doesn’t Just Happen: It Takes Everyone to Create the Climate!
Join us as we discuss, explore, and experience distributed leadership for supporting an increasingly diverse student groups. You will engage in deep conversations about what distributed leadership is and explore practical implementation ideas that you can take back and use tomorrow.
We will focus on the need for schools to develop and implement actions that will clearly improve the academic performance of all students. Schools face pressure to improve K-12 mathematics instruction to reach all students, regardless of economic, linguistic, or cultural background. Supporting academic excellence and equity in school mathematics requires strong leadership. Recognizing that leadership in a school does not fall on the shoulders of just one person, this session will focus on leadership practices that promote, support, and ensures meaningful mathematics teaching and learning is happening for all students.

Speakers
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Dr. Comfort Akwaji-Anderson

Waterloo Community Schools District


Monday October 14, 2019 8:15am - 9:45am
1319

8:15am

What Do Iowa Teachers Say About Teaching and Learning Mathematics?: Results and Implications from a Statewide Teacher Survey (Repeated Sessions 5 & 6)
Recently, the Jacobson Institute for Innovation in Education released a report detailing findings and recommendations from its 2018 Iowa Mathematics Education Needs Assessment. The purpose was to gather data to help inform decisions about how to improve the teaching and learning of mathematics in Iowa’s schools, and it focused on questions such as:
• What are teachers' beliefs about teaching and learning mathematics?
• What are their teaching practices?
• How confident are they in teaching Iowa Core Mathematics?
• What are their preferences for professional development?
• How and how much do they collaborate with their peers?
• And how do the answers to these questions vary based on experience, school level, district size, and other factors?
This session will highlight key results that have implications for education policy, instruction, as well as teacher preparation and professional development. Session participants will have an opportunity to discuss what implications the report’s findings have for them.

Speakers
avatar for Robert Keller

Robert Keller

Interim Director, Jacobson Institute for Innovation in Education


Monday October 14, 2019 8:15am - 9:45am
1313

9:15am

CPA x 2: Grounding Instruction in Rigor and Representations
Rigor is defined as having a balance of conceptual understanding, procedural fluency, and application. (CPA #1) As teachers create a rigorous setting, it is vital to allow students a chance to use and connect mathematical representations. This is done by offering concrete, pictorial, and abstract models at the appropriate times. (CPA #2) This session will help staff understand how to put CPA x 2 into action.

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Monday October 14, 2019 9:15am - 10:00am
1353

9:15am

US Census Bureau, after decennial, what we do the other nine years and the new way to get to all that data.
US Census Bureau overview, a quick look at all the surveys, censuses and administrative data we collect to measure America’s people, economy, business, foreign trade, state and local governments. Datasets available to the public and how get to them.
 
Data.census.gov is the new platform to access data and digital content from the U.S. Census Bureau. The new platform that improves the customer experience by making data available from one centralized place so that data users spend less time searching for data content and more time using it.


Speakers
avatar for David Schuler

David Schuler

Data Dissemination Specialist Data Dissemination & Training Branch Customer Liaison and Marketing Service Office U.S. Census Bureau, U.S. Census Bureau
David is a Data Dissemination Specialist, US CommerceDepartment, Bureau of Census. David is one of 20 in a Bureau of17000, engaging citizens and connecting them with Censusbusiness, economic, trade and demographic data. He teachesworkshops and presentations to data users on how to... Read More →


Monday October 14, 2019 9:15am - 10:00am
2317

9:15am

KEYNOTE: Designing Opportunities for Mathematical Discourse and Delight
Everything we do at Desmos is done in service of our mission: to help every student learn math and love learning math. We’ve developed a set of company-wide principles to shape our work as a team, as well as a “building code” to guide our curriculum development efforts. Let’s take a close look at one item from each list and consider how they might inform the ways we engage with our students and with each other, whether we’re using Desmos or some other set of tools.

Speakers
avatar for Michael Fenton

Michael Fenton

Desmos
Michael joined the Desmos Teaching Faculty in August 2015. Drawing on his experience as a classroom teacher, graduate school instructor, curriculum writer, and professional development consultant, Michael loves exploring how to use technology in ways that foster curiosity and creativity... Read More →


Monday October 14, 2019 9:15am - 10:10pm
Auditorium

10:20am

IGNITE Speakers
Come hear the fun and enjoy our amazing IGNITE presenters. Speakers get 20 slides, which automatically advance every 15 seconds. Listen as they engage and entertain you in a quick Math presentation.   The result is a fast and fun, you won't want to miss it!!  

Speakers
avatar for Vicki Hamdorf

Vicki Hamdorf

Assistant Director, Iowa Center for Interdisciplinary Training
I have taught 6-12th grade Mathematics for 34 years. I coached a First Tech Challenge robotics team for 10 years. I started the 90 degree Mathematics Club at North Cedar. I am currently assisting Rick Spellerberg with the Iowa Center for Interdisciplinary Training to promote the... Read More →
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Ji Yeong I

Assistant Professor, Iowa State University
I am an assistant professor of mathematics education at Iowa State University. I was a teacher of mathematics and science for diverse students in urban areas in California before I started my career as a researcher. My research interests include effective math teaching for Emergent... Read More →


Monday October 14, 2019 10:20am - 10:30am
Auditorium

10:30am

ICTM Business Meeting & Awards
Monday October 14, 2019 10:30am - 10:50am
Auditorium

11:00am

Creating Classroom Discussions that Matter
This session will model and provide resources to move a teacher-centered classroom into a student-centered classroom with a focus on student engagement.

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Jeremiah McGraw

Cedar Rapids CSD


Monday October 14, 2019 11:00am - 11:45am
1353

11:00am

The State of Being Stuck
To solve Fermat's Last Theorem, the mathematician Sir Andrew Wiles worked alone in his attic office for almost a decade. He emerged with a message to share: "learn to glory in the state of being stuck." In this cartoon-and-conversation session, we'll unpack Wiles' wisdom, look for ways to teach our students that joy - and perhaps try getting stuck ourselves.  

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Ben Orlin

Math with Bad Drawings


Monday October 14, 2019 11:00am - 11:45am
1313

12:30pm

Best Practices from Recipients of the I.O.W.A. STEM Teacher Award
Each year, the Iowa Governor's STEM Advisory Council awards six outstanding STEM teachers across the state the I.O.W.A. STEM Teacher Award. After the nomination, application and review processes are complete, these awards are given to recognize teachers who are making a significant difference in the lives of students across the state by providing excellent curriculum, encouraging lifelong learning and inspiring a passion for STEM beyond the classroom and into the future. Each awardee receives $1,500, as well as another $1,500 for their classroom. In this session, come hear best practices from some of the past recipients of this award and learn more about how to apply.

Speakers
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Carrie Rankin

Associate Director, Iowa Governor's STEM Advisory Council



Monday October 14, 2019 12:30pm - 1:15pm
1321

12:30pm

Math Recess: Playing with Numbers and Playing with Problems
In this session, teachers will get a deeper dive into the book Math Recess: Playful Learning in an Age of Disruption. In addition to exploring some of the math problems found in the book, Google Doc resources and chapter sketchnotes will also be shared with all participants!

Speakers
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Sunil Singh

Buzzmath


Monday October 14, 2019 12:30pm - 1:15pm
1506

12:30pm

Meaningful Writing In A K-5 Mathematics Classroom...Sounds Awesome, But How Do We Do It?
As we know, meaningful student talk in a math classroom is an enjoyable and productive instructional practice that allows teachers to see into the mathematical thinking of their students. But how do we take this to the next level? Utilizing the book, Why Write In Math Class? This session will take a deeper dive into a variety of ways to integrate writing into your math class that will help students construct, represent, refine, connect, and reflect on mathematical ideas. We will focus on five types of writing that will build on what we know about teaching writing within a literacy classroom and developing a classroom community that supports math talk. Participants will leave with practical suggestions on how to support writing in math as well as specific examples of writing prompts that require high-cognitive demand.

Speakers
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Michelle Jacobsen

Mississippi Bend AEA


Monday October 14, 2019 12:30pm - 1:15pm
1353

12:30pm

Questing Across Time & Space Utilizing Problem-Solving
The purpose of this presentation is to share engaging problem-solving techniques for K-12 students via project-based and game-based learning opportunities. These educational approaches incorporate a myriad of occasions for educators to provide multisensory and multimodal experiences, as well as culturally and linguistically responsive instruction. The hands-on experience provided within this presentation will explore creative problem-solving across geographical and historical landscapes based on a unique questing system. Participants are encouraged to bring an internet capable device.

Speakers
avatar for Leslie Haas

Leslie Haas

Buena Vista University
My educator experiences include teaching in K-12, undergraduate, and graduate settings. I have also worked as an instructional coach, professional development specialist, and department administrator. My primary areas of interest include digital literacy opportunities and motivation... Read More →
avatar for Michelle Metzger

Michelle Metzger

Assistant Professor of STEM Education-Math, Buena Vista University
My educational experiences include working as a classroom teacher, adjunct professor, professional development facilitator, research coordinator, and department chair. Research interests include spatial thinking, problem solving, critical thinking, and STEM learning. I would enjoy... Read More →


Monday October 14, 2019 12:30pm - 2:00pm
2311

12:30pm

Ready Player Too: Mathematics of Cooperative Board Games
Collaborative board games come in myriad shapes and sizes, but can be organized into three main types: Collaborative static puzzle, collaborative dynamic puzzle, and hidden information. In this session, we will explore various cooperative games and the mathematics inherent in their play.

Speakers
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Bill Wood

University of Northern Iowa
avatar for Brian Townsend

Brian Townsend

Associate Professor, University of Northern Iowa


Monday October 14, 2019 12:30pm - 2:00pm
2321

1:30pm

Changing Teacher Beliefs on ELLs through an Online Course
Without building equitable perspectives, effective strategy implementation cannot happen. Without believing in the mathematical capability of Emergent Bilinguals (ELLs), math teachers cannot teach them effectively. This presentation will introduce how an innovative online course can change teacher perspectives about how to teach mathematics for Emergent Bilinguals using the analysis results of a research study based on an ISU online course, Teaching Mathematics for ELLs in K-12 Classroom. Although we will focus on the research results, this presentation will involve various discussions and recommendations for classroom implementation that the audience can actively participate in and share their experiences.

Speakers
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Ji Yeong I

Assistant Professor, Iowa State University
I am an assistant professor of mathematics education at Iowa State University. I was a teacher of mathematics and science for diverse students in urban areas in California before I started my career as a researcher. My research interests include effective math teaching for Emergent... Read More →


Monday October 14, 2019 1:30pm - 2:15pm
2345

1:30pm

Real World is More Than Dressed Up Math
The Iowa Core references "real world" 52 times but what does this really mean? Does providing a real context (aka dressed up math) make it real world? During this session participants will explore how to engage students in "real world" problem solving.

Speakers
avatar for Janelle Schorg

Janelle Schorg

Educational Consultant, Northwest AEA
Janelle Schorg is a math consultant at Northwest Area Education Agency. She has been providing schools of Northwest Iowa with professional development and school improvement in the areas of Mathematics, AIW, and MTSS.


Monday October 14, 2019 1:30pm - 2:15pm
2341

1:30pm

Shape the Future for Your Students — Teaching About the 2020 Census
Teach students about the importance of the upcoming 2020 Census with the U.S. Census Bureau’s Statistics in Schools (SIS) program. The decennial census happens every ten years and is the largest peacetime civic engagement undertaken by our country. Our program offers free activities and resources that focus on how the decennial census benefits students, families, and communities to highlight why participation is important.

Speakers
avatar for David Schuler

David Schuler

Data Dissemination Specialist Data Dissemination & Training Branch Customer Liaison and Marketing Service Office U.S. Census Bureau, U.S. Census Bureau
David is a Data Dissemination Specialist, US CommerceDepartment, Bureau of Census. David is one of 20 in a Bureau of17000, engaging citizens and connecting them with Censusbusiness, economic, trade and demographic data. He teachesworkshops and presentations to data users on how to... Read More →


Monday October 14, 2019 1:30pm - 2:15pm
2315

1:30pm

What Do Iowa Teachers Say About Teaching and Learning Mathematics?: Results and Implications from a Statewide Teacher Survey (Shorter version of info from Sessions 1 & 2)
Recently, the Jacobson Institute for Innovation in Education released a report detailing findings and recommendations from its 2018 Iowa Mathematics Education Needs Assessment. The purpose was to gather data to help inform decisions about how to improve the teaching and learning of mathematics in Iowa’s schools, and it focused on questions such as:
• What are teachers' beliefs about teaching and learning mathematics?
• What are their teaching practices?
• How confident are they in teaching Iowa Core Mathematics?
• What are their preferences for professional development?
• How and how much do they collaborate with their peers?
• And how do the answers to these questions vary based on experience, school level, district size, and other factors?
This session will highlight key results that have implications for education policy, instruction, as well as teacher preparation and professional development. Session participants will have an opportunity to discuss what implications the report’s findings have for them.

Speakers
avatar for Robert Keller

Robert Keller

Interim Director, Jacobson Institute for Innovation in Education


Monday October 14, 2019 1:30pm - 2:15pm
1315

1:30pm

Low Tech and No-Tech Approaches to Developing Discourse in the K-12 Math Classroom
Sometimes the best tools for teaching and learning are the ones that never need to be plugged in and never run out of battery. Let’s explore some tried and true approaches to developing mathematical discourse that’ll work even when the wifi is down.

Speakers
avatar for Michael Fenton

Michael Fenton

Desmos
Michael joined the Desmos Teaching Faculty in August 2015. Drawing on his experience as a classroom teacher, graduate school instructor, curriculum writer, and professional development consultant, Michael loves exploring how to use technology in ways that foster curiosity and creativity... Read More →


Monday October 14, 2019 1:30pm - 2:45pm
1319

2:30pm

Purposefully Ambiguous Session Title
We often talk about math as being absolute in that there is typically a “right answer” and “correct” method to solve problems. This is a characteristic of the subject that many people reference when explaining why they like math. However, one doesn’t have to look too far to find instances where that is NOT the case. Recently, there has been a lot of discussion on social media regarding the “correct” answer to the following problem: 6÷2(2+1) = ___ (and similar problems). We argue various answers could be considered correct depending on the intent of the author and/or the context in which the computation originates. In this session, we will explore instances of mathematical ambiguity, what makes these seem ambiguous, how we can help our students make sense of them, and how we can, in some cases, work to make them less ambiguous. Participants are encouraged to bring their own examples of mathematical ambiguity (found teaching or otherwise) to share and discuss with the group.
A good time will be had by some.

Speakers
avatar for Brian Townsend

Brian Townsend

Associate Professor, University of Northern Iowa
avatar for Sam Eskelson

Sam Eskelson

Assistant Professor, University of Northern Iowa


Monday October 14, 2019 2:30pm - 3:15pm
1349