sponsered by Early Math Project, California Department of Education, CCSESA, WestEd and First Five California
CalSTAT: Early Math Symposium 2018. Growing Math Minds, Changing Math Mindsets

 

The in-person meeting is now full.

All new registrations will be added to a waiting list.

Registration for live broadcast is still open to administrators, teachers, caregivers and parents.

If you have any questions regarding this symposium, contact the Early Math Project by e-mail at earlymathca@gmail.com.

We encourage group meetings to watch the symposium live and engage in the training sessions.

All sessions will start promptly at the designated time.

The live broadcast will take place on Friday, June 21, 2019 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Please register to receive a link to watch the live broadcast of the training. Once you have registered, you will receive a confirmation notice. Training materials will be posted on the bottom of this page prior to the training date. If you are registering for the live broadcast, a link will be sent to you. Please note that all the sessions will be recorded and archived on the CDE web site.

Symposium participants are eligible to earn one unit of professional development credit ($75.00 for the unit) through Fresno Pacific University for symposium attendance and related coursework. https://ce.fresno.edu/workshops

Register here to watch the live broadcast

Early Math Symposium Agenda

Organized by the California Department of Education (CDE) and the California Early Math Project

Friday, June 21, 2019 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

The in-person training will be held at:
California State University East Bay
28500 Carlos Bee Blvd
Hayward, California 94542
University Union Multi Purpose Room

Download Early Math Symposium Agenda Adobe PDF (981kb)

Registration | Welcome | Program begins at 8:00 AM

8:00 a.m.

Opening remarks from:

Patricia Rucker, California State Board of Education

Leroy Morishita, President, California State University East Bay

8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.

Keynote 1

Early Learning Math: Calculating the Course From the Get Go!

Kristin Brooks, Executive Director, Supporting Inclusive Practices, Riverside County Office of Education

Kevin Schaefer, Director of Program Support, Supporting Inclusive Practices, El Dorado County/Charter SELPAs

Students' first exposure to math concepts sets the course for their perception of their mathematical ability and desire to build on their learning through their educational journeys. Many factors intersect simultaneously that impact lifelong student success or failure, including educators' own experience and teaching methodologies that allow students to access and engage with new and challenging material. This keynote will address early math learner variability through the lens of Universal Design for Learning principles (Engagement, Representation, and Action/Expression) that leads to the development of expert learners inclusive of social/emotional factors, executive functions, and growth mindset as foundational considerations.

9:30 a.m. – 9:40 a.m.

Break Out Session 1

Participants may attend one of the six sessions below

9:40 a.m. – 10:35 a.m.

Access and Equity Break Out Sessions

Dual Language and Community Learning Centers

Lupe Jaime

Expressing Creativity Through Math

Shalek Chappill

Effective Strategies for Family Engagement

Rachel Gonzales

Inclusive Preschool Math Environments

Dana McVey and Malia Gonsalves

Inclusion Works! Common Modifications and Adaptions to Support Success for Preschool Children

Linda Brault

Culturally Relevant Teaching and Professional Development

Aileen Rizo

10:45 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.

Keynote 2

Attending to and Taking Up Children’s Partial Understandings: Connections between Research and Practice

Megan Franke, Professor of Education at University of California Los Angeles and member of Development and Research in Early Mathematics Education (DREME)

Young children are capable of engaging in powerful mathematics! This session will focus on insights from research and practice regarding young children's counting and early problem solving. Together we will examine classroom videos and student work that highlight young children's developing sensemaking of counting and operations. Findings from recent research will illustrate how focusing on the details of children's thinking, particularly the partial understandings that emerge in children’s mathematical work, can support educators to listen to and learn from children, to focus on their strengths, and to notice and build in productive ways.

11:45 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.

Lunch

12:45 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.

Keynote 3

Mathematics Includes the Stories of Those Who Make It Up as They Go

Chris Brownell, Program Director, Mathematics and STEM Education Programs, Fresno Pacific University

Since mathematics is created by and for we humans the stories of those who make it up are riveting and filled with all of the human experience. Whether you are talking about Everet Galois, a young man desperately in love with the wrong woman and therefore about to die in a duel scribbling down your most potent of mathematical discoveries the night before your likely demise or Georg Cantor, an early 20th century creator of what serves as our now well-defined concept of infinity while struggling for academic position and your own sanity; mathematics is driven and created by the personalities that inhabit and haunt its concepts. In this era of learning and education so focused upon utilitarianism these ideas can get lost. In this talk, I will tell a few stories to illustrate just how tied to our humanity all of mathematics is. The purpose being to re-humanize a subject that is arguably every human’s birthright.

1:45 p.m. – 1:55 p.m.

Transition

1:55 p.m. – 2:50 p.m.

Breakout Session 2

Participants may attend one of the six sessions below

Everyday Play and Exploration: A Natural Vehicle for Developing Children’s Mathematical Knowledge and Skills

Osnat Zur and Faith Polk

Math and Children’s Literature - Eat, Play, Explore

Lisa Grant and Kiyomi Meeker

Exploding Dots

Chris Brownell

Ramp It Up

Sandi Silverman

STEM Wonder, Explore & Discover

Dave Scahill

Talking About Numbers with Young Children

Jonathan Dueck

2:50 p.m. – 3:05 p.m.

Break

3:05 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Breakout Session 3

Participants may attend one of the six sessions below

Everyday Play and Exploration: A Natural Vehicle for Developing Children’s Mathematical Knowledge and Skills

Osnat Zur and Faith Polk

Math and Children’s Literature - Eat, Play, Explore

Carolyn Pfister and Arlene Sherchan

Exploding Dots

Chris Brownell

Ramp It Up

Sandi Silverman

STEM Wonder, Explore & Discover

Dave Scahill

Talking About Numbers with Young Children

Jonathan Dueck

Requests for accommodation and sign language interpretation should be made ten (10) days in advance of the scheduled event. Wheelchair access is provided at this location. Please make your request when registering online for this event. (As required by the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act and Title 2 of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, 28 Code of Federal Regulations 35.160(b)(2)).

Questions About Symposium: Contact earlymathca@gmail.com


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