About the Conference

dtm2

Saturday, January 27, 2018
8:30am – 4:30pm
Canisius College Science Hall
1901 Main Street, Buffalo, NY 14208

CONFERENCE SCHEDULE

8:30 – 9:00 Registration, Breakfast and Welcome Address

9:00 – 10:30 KEYNOTE

Joy Guarino – “Learning Math with the Mind AND Body”

10:30 – 10:50 Visit Vendor Fair/Network with Colleagues

10:50 – 11:40 Session #1

11:45 – 1:00 Lunch/Visit Vendor Fair/Network with Colleagues

1:00 – 1:50 Session #2

2:00 – 2:50 Session #3

2:50 – 3:10 Break/Visit Vendor Fair/Network with Colleagues

3:15 – 4:05 Session #4

4:10 – 4:30 Closing Remarks/Raffles from Vendor Fair


We have some fabulous sessions planned:

Tape Diagram and Equations: From One Step to Simultaneous Equations

Krystal Smith, Cheektowaga CSD

Nirmala Nuttaki, SUNY Buffalo State

Tape Diagrams can model a wide variety of equations and can help students make sense of the steps used in an algebraic solution. In this workshop, we will link tape diagrams and algebraic solutions in a progression that begins with one-step equations and culminates in simultaneous equations.

Intended Audience: 5 – 8

Class Wide Peer Tutoring: An Alternative to the Mad Math Minute

Marya Grande, Canisius College

This presentation will describe and demonstrate the evidence-based strategy of Class Wide Peer Tutoring in Math and how it can be used in classrooms to allow for practice of basic math facts – even for students at very different levels.

Intended Audience: PreK – 4, New teachers, Educators of students with disabilities

Manifest: Turn Math into Movies

Harry O’Malley, Manifest Education

Manifest is a new website that turns math into movies.  It allows teachers and students to type any mathematical expression, press play, and watch the meaning of that expression play out in stories about rotations, changing lengths, light, temperature, and more.  Students can rewind, interact with and explore different values for each of the movies. In this workshop, you will learn how to use Manifest’s lessons and resources to engage your students in learning experiences that develop their understanding of mathematics in unprecedented ways.

Intended Audience: 5 – 8, 9 – 12, New teachers, Veteran teachers, Educators of students with disabilities, Technology based

Number Routines

Darlene Rombola, Orchard Park CSD

Join our mathematical community and participate in a number string. These mental math routines help students build number sense, computation strategies and place value understanding.

Intended Audience: PreK – 4, New teachers, Veteran teachers, Educators of students with disabilities, K-5

Coding in the Algebra Classroom

Kayla Cappuccio, East Aurora UFSD

Participants will explore free resources to introduce coding in the Algebra classroom, including resources that have step-by-step lesson plans for the novice programmer.  From TI sponsored activities, to code.org and even paper and pen strategies, participants will leave with ideas to begin to jumpstart coding principles into Algebra 1 (or any math class).

Participants are urged to bring a laptop to explore the resources as we go through.

Intended Audience: K – 12, New teachers, Veteran teachers, Educators of students with disabilities, Technology based

Circular Reasoning: Using a Problem-Based Approach

David Wilson, SUNY Buffalo State

Develop student’s knowledge of geometry of the circle through the use of problems that highlight connections and reveal relationships.

Intended Audience: 9 – 12, New teachers, Veteran teachers

BreakOut Edu: The Escape Room Classroom

Samantha Maciejewski, Orchard Park CSD

Learn how to shake up your classroom by turning content into an Escape Room. Engage students in all 4 Cs – collaboration, critical thinking, communication and creativity!

Intended Audience: 5 – 8, 9 – 12, New teachers, Veteran teachers, Educators of students with disabilities, Technology based

CPA Approach to Multiplication

David Canfield, Orchard Park CSD

Explore repeated addition, multiplication arrays, area-model multiplication, and area of combined rectangles through the CPA (Concrete, Pictorial, Abstract) approach.

Intended Audience: PreK – 4, 5 – 8, New teachers, Veteran teachers

Try a Three-Act Task: Addition G1, 2, or 3

Kari Fiutak, Kenmore Tonawanda UFSD

Three-Act Tasks provide great opportunities to get at the Mathematical Practice Standards.  Are you curious about all the buzz?  Try one today in this session.

Intended Audience: PreK – 4, 5 – 8, New teachers, Veteran teachers, Educators of students with disabilities, Technology based

Try a Three-Act Task: Measurement/Area

Kari Fiutak, Kenmore Tonawanda UFSD

Three-Act Tasks provide great opportunities to get at the Mathematical Practice Standards.  Are you curious about all the buzz?  Try one today in this session.

Intended Audience:  PreK – 4, 5 – 8, K – 12, New teachers, Veteran teachers, Educators of students with disabilities, Technology based

Math Workshop:K-5

Mary Kolodziejczak, Elizabeth McEwen, Mary McLeod, Orchard Park CSD

Come and see what the buzz is all about with Math Workshop!  Learn how to get your students engaged in math and actually “doing the math!”.  Experience how actual students discuss mathematics during different parts of the workshop model, how teachers can confer with/assess their students within the model, and where Concrete, Pictorial, Abstract (CPA) strategies can be used in Math Workshop.

Intended Audience: PreK – 4, New teachers, Veteran teachers, Educators of students with disabilities

Fostering Equitable Mathematical Experience for Girls: Findings from UB Summer Math Program

Ji-Won Son, Jeri Dilletti, Seung Jung Jo, Jessica Eisenhauer, University at Buffalo

In this presentation, we will report the findings from The University at Buffalo Summer Math Program that took place at three different locations in Buffalo. Participants will be asked to think about how to create problem-based and project-based learning on fractions and fraction operations.

Intended Audience: PreK – 4, 5 – 8, 9 – 12, K – 12, New teachers, Veteran teachers, Educators of students with disabilities

How Can We Use a Storytelling-Based Approach to Teaching Mathematics?

Ji-Won Son, Seung Jung Jo, Youngae Choi, Jeri Diletti, University at Buffalo

In this presentation, we will introduce what a storytelling-based approach looks like in mathematics instruction and present some example activities based on the storytelling-based approach.

Intended Audience: PreK – 4, 5 – 8, K – 12, New teachers, Veteran teachers, Educators of students with disabilities

Developing the Habits of Successful Mathematicians

Stephanie Miranda, Tapestry Charter School

Based on an expeditionary learning structure, participants will learn to define and track” habits of work” that successful mathematicians display.

Intended Audience: 5 – 8, New teachers, Veteran teachers

Using Tablets in the Classroom

Kristin Lozinsky, Buffalo Public Schools

For teachers who have access to technology in the classroom, this workshop will demonstrate some great apps/websites that you can use to enhance instruction.

Intended Audience: PreK – 4, 5 – 8, 9 – 12, K – 12, New teachers, Veteran teachers, Educators of students with disabilities, Technology based

BreakOut Edu: It’s Time for Something Different

Emily Horan,St. Mary School

Mary DePasquale, St. John Vianney School

Katie Kittleson, Sacred Heart Academy

Bringing the excitement of an escape room into the classroom, in addition to a hands-on, team working and exciting math lesson.

Intended Audience: PreK – 4, 5 – 8, 9 – 12, K – 12, New teachers, Veteran teachers, Educators of students with disabilities, Technology based

Math Workshop

Andrew Stella, Kelly Toporczyk, Autumn Knowlton, Katie Kyles, Buffalo Public Schools

In this presentation, we will explain how we teach a short mini-lesson and incorporate 4 centers where students will practice the problem set, math facts, hands on activities, and a teacher guided station all in one math block. We include all the components of the Engage Modules, but also add number talks as well.

Intended Audience: PreK – 4, 5 – 8, New teachers, Veteran teachers

Try a Three-Act Task: Fractions

Kari Fiutak, Kenmore Tonawanda UFSD

Three-Act Tasks provide great opportunities to get at the Mathematical Practice Standards.  Are you curious about all the buzz?  Try one today in this session.

Intended Audience: PreK – 4, 5 – 8, K – 12, New teachers, Veteran teachers, Educators of students with disabilities, Technology based

ReWrite the Worksheet: Even More Ideas for Creative Math Practice

Denea Czapla, Sweet Home CSD

Popsicle sticks, chip cans, popcorn boxes, games, and technology, all ways to make your traditional math practice anything but traditional.  Come play with us!

Intended Audience: 5 – 8, 9 – 12, New teachers, Veteran teachers

Using a Rekenrek to Build Understanding in K-3 Mathematics

Donna Lillis, Cheektowaga Central School District

In this workshop, participants will use 10-bead, 20-bead, and 100-bead rekenreks to develop these key ideas in the K-1 number strand: subitizing; counting; composing and decomposing numbers; meanings of the operations; and mental math strategies for addition and subtraction.

Intended Audience: PreK – 4, New teachers, Veteran teachers, Educators of students with disabilities

Manipulatives as Tools for Thinking: Fraction Tiles

Nirmala Nutakki, SUNY Buffalo State

Kathy Lambert, Cheektowaga CSD

In this workshop, participants will use fraction tiles to develop a conceptual understanding of arithmetic operations involving fractions.

Intended Audience: PreK – 4, 5 – 8, New teachers, Veteran teachers, Educators of students with disabilities

Manipulatives as Tools for Thinking: Digi-Blocks

Jennifer Lewis, Rachel Burke, Cheektowaga CSD

Nirmala Nutakki, SUNY Buffalo State

In this workshop, participants will use Digi-Blocks to build a conceptual understanding of operations with whole numbers and decimals.

Intended Audience: PreK – 4, New teachers, Veteran teachers, Educators of students with disabilities

Hour of Code (or maybe just 50 minutes)

Phillip Jarosz, Kenmore Tonawanda UFSD

Implementing coding in your classroom is easy and helps engage students in mathematical thinking.  In this workshop, we will engage with some coding websites for every age.

Intended Audience: K – 12