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Users' Conference - February 22 to 23, 2019

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Thank you for a wonderful 2019 CMP Users' Conference!

The dates for the 23rd Annual CMP Users' Conference are 21st and 22nd, 2020. More details will be coming soon.

Friday, February 22, 2019

Friday
7:30 - 8:00 a.m.
Participant Check-In
Continential Breakfast (TBD)
Outside of Big 10 BC
Friday
8:00 - 9:15 a.m.
Introductions - Welcome Overview
Speaker: Yvonne Slanger-Grant, Michigan State University
Room: Big Ten BC
Keynote Talk - The Summary: More Than Just Frosting on the Cake
The Summary phase of the lesson is the most challenging and most important part of the instructional model. This session focuses on what it takes to have a productive summary including attending to student strategies and solutions, revealing the embedded mathematics, and connecting to prior knowledge. Our discussion will also examine how expectations for student learning in the summary develops over a CMP unit.
Speaker: Elizabeth Phillips, CMP Author, Michigan State University

Breakout Sessions

Participants will be able to choose from different breakout session for each time slot.

Friday
9:30 - 10:35 a.m.
Making It One Initiative: Embedding District Work into Implementation of CMP
Presented by Anne Marie Nicoll-Turner
Room 103AB
Discussion of district implementation plans focused on deepening student thinking, while still enacting other initiatives, such as standards-based learning.
Focus Areas: Planning, Standards-Based Grading, Problem-Based Learning, Assessment Literacy, Visible Thinking Routines, District Implementation
The Hidden Secrets of Support
Presented by Kay Neuse
Room 104AB
Let’s find the hidden gems in teachers’ materials and discuss how this information may be used to add depth and focus to a lesson
Focus Areas: Planning, Teacher Guide, Deepening Student Learning
Establishing a Collaborative Learning Culture: Our Story of Learning
Presented by Mary Beth Schmitt
Room 105AB
Explore strategies and protocols for establishing a collaborative learning community as well as on-going activities to maintain that culture over the course of the school year.
Focus Areas: Collaboration Strategies, Student Authority, Student Agency, Student Identity
  This session will be recorded
Cultivating Student Autonomy through Questioning
Presented by Chi-Man Ng & Concetta Ortiz
Room Lincoln
Examples and strategies for developing students’ questioning skills so that they are held accountable to each other even when the teachers are not around.
Focus Areas: Student Autonomy, Questioning, Collaborative Environment, Critiquing Others’ Reasoning, Explore, Summarize, Grade 8
  This session will be recorded
Making Grades Meaningful
Presented by Carolyn Droll & Lindsey Weiss
Room 106
Learn how some teachers address the challenge of helping students meaningfully connect their learning to their letter grade by shifting to a standards-based approach.
Focus Areas: Standards-Based Grading, Student Authority, Student Identity
Friday
10:50 - 11:55 a.m.
New Ideas to Promote Collaboration: CMP NSF Grant Preview
Presented by Meredith Pelchat
Room 103AB
Wondering what is happening behind the scenes at CMP? Peek into the new lesson format and explore the collaborative technology platform. Bring a device to take part in a lesson demo. Find out how the ideas are changing my teaching.
Focus Areas: New Problem Format, NSF Grant Research, Collaboration, Student Agency, Student Identity, Technology
  This session will be recorded
Sense Making in Language-rich Environments: Strategies for All Learners
Presented by Geraldine Devine
Room Room 104AB
Looking to support students process and produce mathematical language? Have students who struggle to make sense of and use academic vocabulary, Language Learners, or students with language disabilities? We will explore resources and strategies that can support students in sense making and communicating!
Focus Areas: Engagement, Meeting the Needs of All Students, Student Agency, Differentiation, Discourse, Sentence Stems, Language Learners
  This session will be recorded
How Do Students Know What They Know?
Presented by Rob Reynolds
Room 105AB
We will look at how students realize when they understand the mathematics of a unit being studied. Strategies and examples of the depth of student understanding will be shared
Focus Areas: Student Work, Student Authority & Ownership, Student Identity, Assessment
Talk Routines for Rigorous and Engaging Summaries
Presented by Melanie Del Grosso
Room Lincoln Room
Delve into key features of student to student interaction, practice talk structures that support deep understanding, and collaboratively plan structures that you can use to enhance your Summary on Monday.
Focus Areas: Summary, Engaging Students, Student Work, Questioning, Student Agency
Number Talks in CMP
Presented by Anne Marie Nicoll-Turner
Room 106
Discuss Number Talk opportunities embedded in CMP to help students improve fluency, develop positive mathematical dispositions, and think flexibly about numbers.
Number Talks, Big Ideas, Positive Dispositions, Flexible Student Thinking, Fluency
Friday
12:00- 1:00 p.m.

Lunch with Round Table Discussions Related to Implementing & Teaching CMP

Meal: Italian Buffet - Toasted Orzo & Confetti Peppers Pasta Salad (V), Classic Caesar Salad, Tomato Mozzarella Caprese, Jumbo Italian Meatballs, Traditional Chicken Parmesan, Italian Vegetable Ragout, Oven-Baked Ziti, Roasted Tomatoes, Garlic Bread, Mini Cannoli, House-Made Petit Desserts.

Breakout Sessions

Friday
1:00 to 2:05 p.m.
Successful Culture, Successful Year
Presented by Chi-Man Ng & Concetta Ortiz
Room 103AB
Consider strategies for setting up a classroom culture for success. We will be looking at student notebooks, utilizing the classroom physical space, teaching structures during the Launch-Explore-Summarize.
Focus Areas: Launch, Explore, Summarize, Notebooks, Collaboration, Student Identity & Agency, Classroom Culture, Grade 8
Focusing on the Focus
Presented by Kay Neuse
Room 104AB
Explore ways to utilize Focus Questions to enhance how students, teachers, administrators, and coaches can understand more about a CMP problem.
Focus Areas: Focus Questions, Student Authority, Student Identity
Evidence of My Students' Learning
Presented by Rob Reynolds
Room 105AB
We will explore how students demonstrate their learning and understanding of the mathematics as presented through student-completed CMP investigations, student-led summaries, homework completion, assessment components, and, if time permits, student projects.
Focus Areas: Student Agency, Student Identity, Student Ownership, Summary, Formative Assessment, Summative Assessment
  This session will be recorded
Lessons Learned: Insights from CMP Coaches
Presented by Jennifer Kruger, Cindy Callard, & Michaela Marino
Room Lincoln
Gain from insights and reflections as we share what we have learned as coaches supporting teachers and administrators who are implementing CMP.
Focus Areas: Implementation Successes, Implementation Challenges, Supporting Each Other
  This session will be recorded
Sense Making in Language-rich Environments: Strategies for All Learners
Presented by Geraldine Devine
Room 106
Looking to support students process and produce mathematical language? Have students who struggle to make sense of and use academic vocabulary, Language Learners, or students with language disabilities? We will explore resources and strategies that can support students in sense making and communicating!
Focus Areas: Engagement, Meeting the Needs off All Students, Student Agency, Differentiation, Discourse, Sentence Stems, Language Learners
Friday
2:20 to 3:25 p.m.
Exploring the World of CMP Assessments: Connecting Instruction and Assessment Resources
Presented by Valerie L. Mills
Room 103AB
How can teachers make the most of the CMP assessment resources? Let’s explore the purposes, challenges, and opportunities to understand and advance students’ thinking using the broad range of CMP3 assessment tools.
Focus Areas: Assessment
Structures & Protocols to Engage All Learners
Presented by Cindy Callard & Michaela Marino
Room 104AB
Explore structures and protocols that will help engage all students in the learning experience. We will look at specific ways to meet the needs of all learners.
Focus Areas: Engagement, Structures, Protocols, Meeting the Needs of All Students
  This session will be recorded
Making Grades Meaningful
Presented by Carolyn Droll & Lindsey Weiss
Room 105AB
Learn how some teachers address the challenge of helping students meaningfully connect their learning to their letter grade by shifting to a standards-based approach.
Focus Areas: Standards-Based Grading, Student Authority, Student Identity
Raising Test Scores in Just One Year
Presented by Jim Mamer
Room Lincoln
As an urban district with just over 70% on free and reduced lunch, we had significant gains in state test achievement scores and with student growth scores after 1 year with CMP. We will share our strategies in hopes you can take things back to support your colleagues and students!
Focus Areas: Increased Test Scores, Establishing Culture, Student Agency, Student Identity, Supporting Teachers
  This session will be recorded
Building Student Perseverance
Presented by Kay Neuse
Room 106
We’ll look at strategies for creating confident and competent math students by using CMP.
Focus Areas: Perseverance, Student Agency, Student Efficacy
Friday
3:40 to 4:45 p.m.
Turning Mistakes into Deep Learning Experiences
Presented by Melanie Del Grosso
Room 103AB
Discuss why making mistakes in math class helps to deepen student understanding, identify ways to celebrate mistakes in the classroom, and plan opportunities for students to practice making and spotting mistakes.
Focus Areas: Mistakes, Student Work, Student Agency, Student Authority, Classroom Culture, Grade 7
Some Unintended Consequences of Worksheets
Presented by Jim Mamer
Room 104AB
If you've ever created worksheets for a CMP lesson, you're not alone, and this session is for you! We will look at unintended consequences from creating worksheets for CMP lessons. Real examples will used to reflect on the way our decisions to support students may impact student learning. Alternatives will be discussed.
Focus Areas: Planning, Lesson Goals, Student Authority, Lesson Structure, Productive Struggle
To Assess or Advance...That is the Question
Presented by Jennifer Kruger
Room 105AB
Why do we ask questions? Let’s examine how “assessing” and “advancing” questions allow us to understand students’ thinking, help students make mathematical connections, and support student in making sense of mathematical ideas.
Focus Areas: Questioning, Formative Assessment, Advancing Learning, Big Ideas, Student Work, Grade 7
Are We Ever Going to Get There?
Presented by Mary Beth Schmitt
Room Lincoln
Are you feeling frustrated and overwhelmed that there is never enough time? We will explore strategies for pacing and prioritizing lesson designs and implementation so that students experience at least 7 units in Seventh Grade. The strategies we will share can be applied to grades 6 & 8.
Focus Areas: Pacing
  This session will be recorded
Activating Powerful Formative Assessment Practices Within CMP
Presented by Valerie L. Mills
Room 106
Together we will explore the features of CMP lessons and resources that enable the formative assessment process promoting greater student achievement and positive mathematical identity.
Focus Areas: Formative Assessment, Student Identity
Friday
4:45 to 5:45 p.m.
Reception and Prize Drawings
Room: Big Ten BC

Saturday, February 23, 2019

Saturday
7:30 to 8:00 a.m.
Continental Breakfast
Room: Big Ten BC

Breakout Sessions

Saturday
8:00 - 9:05 a.m.
Reflecting on Experience, Learning from an Experience
Presented by Chi-Man Ng & Concetta Ortiz
Room 103AB
John Dewey once said: “We do not learn from experience. We learn from reflecting on the experience.” How do we set up the culture in the classroom so that students self-reflect? Looking at classroom videos and student work, we will discuss strategies that encourage reflection.
Focus Areas: Student Reflection, Student Authority/Ownership, Formative Assessment, Student Work, Grade 8
Using the Arc of Learning to Find the Mathematical Focus
Presented by Meredith Pelchat
Room 104AB
Let’s look at how the Arc of Learning impacts both the mathematical focus and teaching strategies of each day. We’ll discuss ways to connect ideas, activate prior knowledge, and be comfortable not always “getting done”. We will leave having learned from each other’s experiences.
Focus Areas: Arc of Learning, Focus Questions, Connecting Mathematical Ideas, Prior Knowledge, Launch, Explore, Summarize, Planning, Grade 7
  This session will be recorded
Building Student Perseverance
Presented by Kay Neuse
Room 105AB
We’ll look at strategies for creating confident and competent math students by using CMP. 
Focus Areas: Perseverance, Student Agency, Student Efficacy
Being Purposeful about Classroom Discourse to Support Student Learning
Presented by Beth Herbel-Eisenmann, Dean Hanton, Laurie Busby, Heidi Nussdorfer, Kaitlyn Chen, Samantha Wolfer, Leah Jones, & Jodi Wheeler
Room Lincoln
Through our six-year action research collaboration, we have focused on creating a classroom culture that supports students’ participation and positive identity development. We share some of the ideas, discourse practices, and formative assessments we have explored to support student learning.
Focus Areas: Discourse, Student Identity, Classroom Culture, Status, Authority
  This session will be recorded
Saturday
9:20 - 10:25 a.m.
Staying Focused with Focus Questions
Presented by Melanie Del Grosso
Room 103AB
We will examine the progression of focus questions over the course of a unit, explore the instructional uses of the focus question, and practice answering focus questions to deepen our own and students' understanding of the mathematics within a problem and unit.
Focus Areas: Focus Questions, Formative Assessment, Developing Big Ideas, Planning, Grade 8
  This session will be recorded
Connections in CMP: Bridging Factors to Quadratics
Presented by Carolyn Droll
Room 104AB
Explore how the concepts that are developed in Prime Time build the foundation for more advanced mathematics in later units. We will look at connections to other 6th, 7th, and 8th grade content.
Focus Areas: Connecting Factor Development Across Grades, Scaffolding, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8
Number Talks in CMP
Presented by Anne Marie Nicoll-Turner
Room 105AB
Discuss Number Talk opportunities embedded in CMP to help students improve fluency, develop positive mathematical dispositions, and think flexibly about numbers.
Focus Areas: Number Talks, Big Ideas, Positive Dispositions, Flexible Student Thinking, Fluency
Supporting Discourse Using Talk Moves and Sentence Stems
Presented by Jennifer Kruger & Michaela Marino
Room Lincoln Room
We will discuss some specific strategies to encourage quality classroom conversations. Talk moves and sentence stems can support students in explaining their thinking, responding to other students’ contributions, and improving their mathematical reasoning.
Focus Areas: Talk Moves, Discourse Sentence Stems, Student Agency
  This session will be recorded
Saturday
10:40 - 11:45 a.m.
Summary....where the magic happens!
Presented by Teri Keusch
Room 103AB
Using student artifacts, let’s dig deep and discover all the possibilities for a meaningful summary.
Focus Areas: Summary, Engaging Students, Student Work, Questioning, Grade 6
  This session will be recorded
On the Horizon: NSF Research of a New Problem Format
Presented by Mary Beth Schmitt
Room 104AB
Let’s look at a new problem format being tested for CMP. We will discuss how this format encourages student ownership and engagement.
Focus Areas: New Problem Format, NSF Grant Research, Collaboration, Student Authority/Ownership, Student Agency, Student Identity, Student Work, Stretching and Shrinking
  This session will be recorded
Activating Powerful Formative Assessment Practices Within CMP
Presented by Valerie L. Mills
Room 105AB
Together we will explore the features of CMP lessons and resources that enable the formative assessment process promoting greater student achievement and positive mathematical identity.
Focus Areas: Formative Assessment, Student Identity
Attending to Individual Learning: A New Framework for Differentiation
Presented by Yvonne Slanger-Grant & Rileigh Luczak
Room Lincoln
Explore a new framework that outlines five classroom elements shown to support students’ individual learning needs.
Focus Areas: Differentiation, Research to Practice
Saturday
11:50 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Boxed Lunch
Meal: Various sandwich/wrap options
Promoting Student Engagement in Mathematics: A Focus on Problematizing, Authority, Accountability, and Resources

At CMP, we are currently seeking new ways to improve students mathematical learning and engagement. One useful way is to focus on four related, yet important principles of student learning and engagement in mathematics: (1) problematizing, (2) authority, (3) accountability, and (4) resources. Our discussion will draw on examples from two research projects currently funded by the National Science Foundation to focus on ways you can help engage students to take more ownership of their mathematics learning. This includes:

  • maintaining high-level tasks;
  • promoting product struggle;
  • fostering student agency, identify, and authority;
  • leveraging student competencies;
  • deepening students understanding of mathematics; and
  • increasing pacing.
Speakers: AJ Edson, Michigan State University and Yvonne Slanger-Grant, Michigan State University
Room: Big Ten BC
Closing Remarks, iPad Mini & Chromebook Giveaway
Elizabeth Phillips, Michigan State University