UCLA Lab School Demonstration Teachers to Present at California Mathematics Council Conference – South

Demonstration Teachers from UCLA Lab School will present their work at the California Mathematics Council’s 58th Annual Mathematics Conference on October 27-28, 2017, in Palm Springs. This year’s conference, Growing Powerful Students: Mathematics as a GPS to Empower All, centers on topics and issues related to equity and social justice in mathematics. The UCLA Lab School demonstration teachers will share their work in CGI (Cognitively Guided Instruction) related to STEM, ELL (English Language Learners), dual language immersion, assessment, equity and technology.

SESSIONS (check listings at the conference for any last-minute changes):

Nancy Villalta & Hasmik Cochran Avetisian

COGNITIVELY GUIDED INSTRUCTION: STORIES TO PROBLEMS
Nancy Villalta & Hasmik Cochran Avetisian, UCLA Lab School

Friday, October 27, 2017
1:30 – 3:00 p.m.

See how we use images to engage students and inspire natural storytelling ability. Math word problems are created in the context of student-created stories. Empower students by writing word problems while building literacy and fluency. (330 PSCC Mesquite D PK–5)

 

Monica Acosta & Andrea Phillips

GROWING A POWERFUL COMMUNITY OF MATHEMATICIANS
Monica Acosta & Andrea Phillips, UCLA Lab School

Saturday, October 28, 2017
8:30 – 10 a.m.
In this session we will discuss the importance of building a community of mathematicians in a CGI classroom. We will share ideas to increase participation, collaboration, and risk-taking. (PSCC Oasis 4A 3–5)

Rosie Torres, Linnea Paul & Sonia Meiring

COUNTING & NUMBER SENSE WITH YOUNG CHILDREN
Rosie Torres, Linnea Paul & Sonia Meiring, UCLA Lab School

Saturday, October 28, 2017
1:15 – 2:45 p.m.

Our presentation will focus on exploring different ways that young children develop number sense via counting and through the exploration of numbers in their immediate environment. We will share how we teach math in purposeful ways. (Renaissance Chino A PK–2)

Cristina Paul

MAKING CONNECTIONS IN STUDENT WORK
Cristina Paul, UCLA Lab School

Saturday, October 28, 2017
3:15 – 4:45 p.m.

Help students make connections between their work and others’ work. We will look at how to create partnerships, tasks, scaffold dialogue, and conference to help students talk meaningfully about similarities and differences in strategies. (Renaissance Santa Rosa PK–5)