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Welcome to the 2018 MidSchoolMath National Conference! 

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Session sign-up for registered attendees will open on Tuesday, January 2, 2018. Information about activating your Sched account, selecting your sessions and more is provided in FAQs.  Helpful information about planning your trip to Santa Fe, including airport options and Featured Hotels, can be found in the Location section of the Conference Website. 

Please note this is a draft agenda; session titles and topics may change and new sessions may be added prior to January 2, 2018.    

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Friday, March 2 • 9:30am - 10:15am
Same or Different: Introducing and Connecting Strategies by Keeping it Simple

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The "Same or Different" discourse prompt, brought to prominence by Brian Bushart, has gained popularity as a means for primary and elementary students to explore visual models of foundational concepts. In this prompt, two similar images are presented and students are asked simply, "What is the same?" and "What is different?"
This session moves the structure into math strategies as students make connections between two presented methods and guides teachers to the process of designing their own. You'll be introduced to the "Same or Different" prompt, using the NCTM's 5 Practices for Orchestrating Mathematical Discourse; see and explore sample prompts; and learn how model the design process using common presentation tools and paper/markers to demonstrate the ease at which a prompt can be created. You'll conclude the session by creating your own prompt for use in an upcoming lesson! 

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Devin Rossiter

Instructional Specialist, Bakersfield City School District
Devin Rossiter is a K-8 math specialist out of Bakersfield, CA with a unique background in broadcast media. Originally from Staten Island, New York, Devin supports teachers in California's largest K-8 district in understanding the strategic depth of mathematics. Last year, Rossit... Read More →

Friday March 2, 2018 9:30am - 10:15am
Coronado Santa Fe Community Convention Center
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