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 Fenoglio, Vice 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