2013 Conference Summary

2013 Conference Summary




Bridging Research & Practice: Explore, Participate, Engage

Hughes-Trigg Student Center Ballroom (Lower Level)
SMU Campus · 3140 Dyer Street · Dallas, TX 75205
February 15, 2013
8:30 a.m. Registration & Continental Breakfast
Location: Ballroom
8:45 a.m. Welcome from Dr. Leanne Ketterlin Geller
Location: Ballroom

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9:00 a.m. Plenary Presentation Panel
EXPLORE: What is STEM and Why is it Important? What Role Does Mathematics Play?
Location: Ballroom
Session Chair: Marilea Jungman
Moderator: Yolette Garcia, Assistant Dean of External Affairs and Outreach, Simmons School of Education, SMU
Panelist: Ken FenoglioVice President, AT&T University
Panelist: Dr. Fred OlnessProfessor, Department of Physics, SMU
Panelist: Dr. Yetunde Zannou, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Simmons School of Education, SMU
Panelist: Stormy Lemond, Assessment Specialist & Secondary Mathematics Instructional Facilitator, Forney ISD

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10:15 a.m. Break
10:30 a.m. Breakout Sessions - select from one of the concurrent sessions below:

EXPLORE: Research in Algebra - Algebra Readiness in the Elementary Classroom
Location: Forum
Session Chair: Pooja Shivraj
Practitioner: Cassandra Hatfield, Assessment Coordinator, Simmons School of Education, SMU
Researcher: Dr. David Chard, Dean of Simmons School of Education, SMU

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EXPLORE: Research in Algebra - Tackling Algebra in Middle School and High School
Location: Ballroom East
Session Chair: Elizabeth Howell
Speaker: Dr. Candace Walkington, Assistant Professor, Simmons School of Education, SMU
Speaker: Dr. Nick Wasserman, Assistant Professor, Simmons School of Education, SMU

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11:45 a.m. Lunch
Keynote Address
Location: Ballroom
Session Chair: Dr. David Chard & Saler Axel
Speaker: Mike Miles, Superintendent, Dallas Independent School District
1:15 p.m. Breakout Sessions - select from one of the concurrent sessions below:

PARTICIPATE: Using Professional Learning Communities to Strengthen Math Content Knowledge
Location: Forum
Session Chair: Savannah Hill
Mathematician: Dr. Janie Schielack, Associate Dean for Assessment & PreK-12 Education, Texas A&M University
Practitioner: Dinah Chancellor, President, D R Chancellor, Inc. a Mathematics Consulting Corp.

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PARTICIPATE: Developing the Pedagogical Knowledge for Effective Mathematics Instruction and how an Assessment Plan can Drive Success
Location: Ballroom East
Session Chair: Lindsey Perry
Speaker: Beth Richardson, High School Mathematics Coordinator, Simmons School of Education, SMU
Speaker: Sharri Zachary, Mathematics Research Coordinator, Simmons School of Education, SMU
Speaker: Dr. Deni Basaraba, Assessment Coordinator, Simmons School of Education, SMU
Speaker: Dawn Woods, Elementary Mathematics Coordinator, Simmons School of Education, SMU

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2:30 p.m. Break & Registration for Prize Drawing
2:45 p.m. ENGAGE: Building a Network of Researchers, Teachers, and Community Partners to Impact Student Mathematical Achievement
Location: Ballroom
Session Chair: Erica Simon
Moderator: Yolette Garcia, Assistant Dean of External Affairs and Outreach, Simmons School of Education, SMU
Panelist: Richard SchaarExecutive Advisor for Math & Science Education Policy, Texas Instruments, Inc.
Panelist: Regina Nippert, Executive Director, Center on Communities and Education, Simmons School of Education, SMU
Panelist: Jill Speckert, Middle School Mathematics Specialist, Carrolton-Farmers Branch ISD

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3:45 p.m. Adjournment, Prize Drawing & Closing Remarks
Location: Ballroom
Dr. Leanne Ketterlin Geller
 
With generous support from
The Meadows Foundation serving the people of Texas
In partnership with
The Meadows Center for Preventing Educational Risk
Research in
Mathematics Educations
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