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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

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
DC

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

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
SS

Sunil Singh

Buzzmath


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

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
JY

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

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