Virginia Council for Mathematics Supervision

VCMS Fall Meeting 2018

October 25 - 26, 2018
Richmond Marriott Short Pump

Keynote: Setting a Course to Develop Mathematically Proficient Students

Jennifer Bay-Williams

As mathematics teacher leaders, you truly set the course for teacher learning and therefore students’ opportunities to learn. Using the Leading for Mathematical Proficiency (LMP) Framework (McGatha & Bay-Williams, 2018), we will take a journey that illuminates ways to explicitly connect student learning to effective teaching. We begin with a focus on the destination: student proficiency (AKA developing mathematical practices). Next we set our course: exploring how to support implementation of the NCTM Eight Effective Mathematics Teaching Practices through Shifts in Classroom Practice. And, because Questioning and Discourse are critically important to student learning (and coaching), we will navigate through tools and strategies to support teachers on this topic. Importantly, all students must reach the destination, so we will weave in activities, tools, and discussions to ensure efforts address our diverse student populations.

Jennifer M. Bay-Williams is a professor at the University of Louisville (Kentucky). She is a leader in mathematics education, committed to supporting teacher and teacher leaders in their efforts to improve mathematics learning opportunities for every student. She has authored many articles in NCTM journals and coauthored many books, including Teaching Elementary and Middle School Mathematics: Teaching Developmentally, the related three-book series, Teaching Student-Centered Mathematics (with John Van DeWalle, LouAnn Lovin, and Karen Karp), On the Money (financial literacy book series), Developing Essential Understanding of Addition and Subtraction in Prekindergarten-Grade 2, and Math and Literature; Grade 6-8. Jennifer is very active in national mathematics organizations, having served on the NCTM Board of Directors, as the Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators (AMTE) secretary and president, and as lead writer for the Standards for the preparation of Teachers of Mathematics.

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