National Council of Teachers of Mathematics Webinars for JUNE

June Webinar Schedule

Representation, Computation, Communication: Purposeful Use of Routines within Curriculum Materials (Grades 3–5)

June 1, 2020 7:00 p.m. EDT |  Speaker: Kristin Gray and Jody Guarino

Webinar description: Instructional routines within the Illustrative Mathematics K-5 Curriculum support student and teacher learning. Participants will unpack the trajectory of instructional routines within the curriculum from two lenses; teacher learning and student learning and experience instructional activities that promote access and sense-making for all students.

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100 (or So) One Hundred Grid Activities for the Algebra Student (Grades 6–8)

June 2, 2020 7:00 p.m. EDT |  Speaker: Elena Contreras Gullickson and Lesa Covington Clarkson

Webinar description: The 100 grid is often used in elementary mathematics classrooms to introduce students to number patterns, addition, and subtraction. This workshop extends this tool to the middle school and high school learner beyond number sense and moves into algebraic thinking and problem-solving.

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Creating a Math Classroom of #DreamChasers (Grades 10–12)

June 3, 2020 7:00 p.m. EDT |  Speaker: Joanna Stevens

Webinar description: The 2014 Kentucky High School Teacher of the Year will share how she helps all students in her rural, low socioeconomic school chase their dreams with a growth mindset. The strategies will focus on establishing culture, engaging instruction, and leading the learning as teachers to empower all students to call themselves mathematicians.

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Building Agency, Fostering Identities, and Promoting Social Change via Social Justice Contexts (Grades 6–8)

June 9, 2020 7:00 p.m. EDT |  Speaker: Marilyn Strutchens

Webinar description: In this session, participants will experience how children’s literature and other social justice contexts can be used to build agency, foster identities, and promote social change. NCTM’s (2014) Mathematics Teaching Practices and other equitable teaching strategies will be highlighted. Participants will also examine student work and vignettes.

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Supporting Students’ Pathways through the Cycle of Inquiry and Justification (Grades 8–12)

June 10, 2020 7:00 p.m. EDT |  Speaker: Michelle Cirillo and Jenifer Hummer

Webinar description: The Cycle of Inquiry and Justification was delineated as an essential concept for High School Mathematics (NCTM, 2018). After spending three years observing this cycle in classrooms, we identified the transition from conjecturing to proving as a key site for conceptual obstacles. These obstacles and strategies for overcoming them are explored.

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Making the Most of Children’s Literature: A Context to Explore Math and Understand the World (Grades 3–5)

June 15, 2020 7:00 p.m. EDT |  Speaker: Sue O’Connell

Webinar description: We recognize the value of children’s literature in giving a context to explore math skills and concepts, but what if we could also spur students’ understanding of the world and enhance their social consciousness through our selection of stories? Join us to explore books that engage students in thinking about mathematics and the world around them.

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Positioning Reluctant Students as Math Thinkers and Doers! (Grades 6–8)

June 16, 2020 7:00 p.m. EDT |  Speaker: Claudia Bertolone-Smith

Webinar description: I don’t get it!!!! Do you have students who position themselves as novice math thinkers and doers? Come view the answer to this question through the self-portraits and prose of middle school math students. We will discuss ways to understand what is underneath student positioning and how teachers can structure math learning to empower students!

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Rich Tasks Require Rich Implementation for Rich Learning to Result (Grades 8–10)

June 17, 2020 7:00 p.m. EDT |  Speaker: Peg Cagle

Webinar description: Research documents the critical role of tasks in generating high-quality opportunities for student learning. Examine pedagogical choices that maintain richness of risk-taking & sense-making throughout implementation. Explore rich uses of everyday tasks. Expand capacity to engage students as mathematicians to build efficacy, agency & math identity.

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Supporting Students’ Voice in the F2F and Virtual Mathematics Classroom (Grades 3–5)

June 22, 2020 7:00 p.m. EDT |  Speaker: Thomasina Lott Adams

Webinar description: In any mathematics learning community, students should have an opportunity to meaningfully engage in learning. For both F2F and virtual learning communities, teachers who plan for and encourage interactions that lead to the exchange of ideas create the engagement opportunities that give students valuable voice in the learning experience.

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It’s All about Connections: Let’s See Why Geometry & Algebra Belong Together! (Grades 6–8)

June 23, 2020 7:00 p.m. EDT |  Speaker: Karen Greenhaus

Webinar description: Come explore many algebra and geometry connections at this dynamic math webinar. Engage in learning activities that incorporate movement, visualization, data collection, graphing, and geometric constructions using free dynamic math technology, ( The session focuses on building understanding of geometry concepts and applying algebraic reasoning. Math is about doing and seeing and connecting – join the fun! Free, ready-to-use lessons will be shared.

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Sharing Skepticism and Arguing Constructively in Math Class (Grades 10–12)

June 24, 2020 7:00 p.m. EDT |  Speaker: David Wees

Webinar description: Do you want students to argue in class and build their capacity to construct and critique mathematical arguments? In this workshop, we will experience the Sharing Skepticism instructional routine designed to inclusively develop ALL students’ ability to argue mathematically. We will unpack the routine together and prepare to enact it ourselves.

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Talk Talk Talk Talk Talk: Routines for Math Workshop (Coaches/Leaders/ Teacher Educators)

June 25, 2020 7:00 p.m. EDT |  Speaker: Le’Vada Gray

Webinar description: Research states that developing academic talk for underserved students is an effective method for teachers to help their students access mathematical concepts. In this session, teachers and coaches will examine number sense routines and discussion strategies to increase all underserved students’ reasoning and discourse in a Math Workshop setting.

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Playing with Mathematical Ideas (PK–Grade 2)

June 29, 2020 7:00 p.m. EDT |  Speaker: Janice Novakowski

Webinar description: What is math? Where is math? Who does math? The goals of our district’s math studio is support students’ mathematical learning through connected and playful experiences while also creating opportunities for student agency through meaningful projects. Stories and examples from a three year project in a math studio with K-3 classes will be shared.

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Developing Powerful Creators of Mathematics through Rich Argumentation Discourse (Grades 6–8)

June 30, 2020 7:00 p.m. EDT |  Speaker: Jennifer Knudsen, Teresa Lara-Meloy, and Harriette Stevens

Webinar description: Argumentation discourse has the potential to help students develop as powerful users and creators of mathematics in a classroom community. This requires specific attention to creating safe environments to engage all youth. Come learn how to help your students take on mathematical authority through rich activities and powerful teaching moves.

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