Program Information

High School to College Mathematics Pathways: Supporting State Efforts for Mathematics Alignment

Online, October 5, 6, & 13, 2020

Monday, October 5

Link to video of Maria Echaveste presentation and Key Learnings Session 1

11:00am–12:00pm Featured Speaker: Maria Echaveste
President and CEO, The Opportunity Institute
12:00pm to
1:00pm

Key Learnings Session 1 with Featured States: Doug Sovde

Massachusetts:

  • Elena Quiroz-Livanis, Chief of Staff and Assistant Commissioner for Academic Policy & Student Success, Massachusetts Department of Higher Education
  • Stephen Garschina-Bobrow, Math Content Specialist, Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

Wisconsin:

  • Barbara Bales, Director, Strategic Initiatives and Educational Innovation — PK–20 Education Programs, University of Wisconsin
  • Mary Mooney, Mathematics Consultant, Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction
  • Angela Ford, Secondary Mathematics Curriculum Specialist, Milwaukee Public Schools

Alabama:

  • Gary Martin, Professor of Mathematics Education, Auburn University
1:00–2:00pm

Break and opportunity for state groups to meet together

2:00–2:55pm

Role-Alike Sessions

Participants joined the session that most closely aligned with their role.

State K–12 Leaders

Facilitator: Lindsay Fitzpatrick, Charles A. Dana Center

State-Level Higher Education Leaders

Facilitator: Jeremy Martin, Charles A. Dana Center

K–12 District Administrators and Faculty

Facilitator: Doug Sovde, Charles A. Dana Center

Higher Education Administrators and Faculty

Facilitators: Bill Crowe, Amy Getz, Charles A. Dana Center

3:05–4:00pm

Unconference Sessions

Participants joined a session to have informal conversations with the host and other attendees.

Topic: Advancing Equity in Mathematics Pathways

Host: Maria Echaveste, President and CEO, The Opportunity Institute

Topic: Investing Colleges and Universities in Mathematics Pathways

Host: David Bressoud, Director, Conference Board of the Mathematical Sciences

Topic: Implementing Mathematics Pathways in K-–12 Systems

Host: Diane Briars, Immediate Past Chair, Conference Board of the Mathematical Sciences; Mathematics Education Consultant

Topic: Developing Infrastructure to Make the Mathematics Transition Work

Host: Doug Sovde, Director, K–12 Strategy, Policy, and Services, Charles A. Dana Center at The University of Texas at Austin

Tuesday, October 6

11:00am–12:00pm Featured Speaker: Grace Suh, Vice President for Education, IBM
12:00–1:00pm

Key Learnings Session 2 with Featured States: Doug Sovde

Georgia:

  • Tristan Denley, Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and Chief Academic Officer, University System of Georgia
  • Lya Snell, Mathematics Program Manager, Georgia Department of Education

Ohio:

  • Anna Cannelongo, Education Program Specialist, Ohio Department of Education
1:00–2:00pm 
Break and opportunity for state groups to meet together
2:00–2:45pm

State Cohort Sessions

Cohort 1: California, Maryland, Oregon, Tennessee, Virginia
Facilitator: Lindsay Fitzpatrick, Charles A. Dana Center

Cohort 2: Arkansas, Missouri, Nebraska, Oklahoma
Facilitator: Heather Ortiz, Charles A. Dana Center

Cohort 3: Alabama, Iowa, Maine, Massachusetts, Wisconsin
Facilitator: Amy Getz, Charles A. Dana Center

Cohort 4: Arizona, Idaho, Utah
Facilitator: Jeremy Martin, Charles A. Dana Center

Cohort 5: Georgia, Indiana, New York, Ohio, Washington
Facilitator, Doug Sovde, Charles A. Dana Center

3:00–3:30

Closing with Featured Speaker: Uri Treisman
Professor of Mathematics, Professor of Public Affairs, and Executive Director, Charles A. Dana Center

Tuesday, October 13

11:00am–12:00pm Featured Speaker: Sol Garfunkel
Executive Director, Consortium for Mathematics And Its Applications (COMAP)
12:00–1:00pm

Breakout Sessions: Round 1

Implementing Mathematics Pathways in Rural Communities

Bob Klein, Professor and 2019–2020 American Council on Education Fellow, Ohio University, Athens, Ohio Author of Why Rural Matters annual report

Avoiding Tracking in Mathematics Pathways

Paul Gray, President Elect, National Council of Supervisors of Mathematics; Chief Curriculum Officer, Cosenza & Associates

Shelly Jones, Positions Papers Editor, NCSM; Associate Professor of Mathematics, Central Connecticut State University

Connie Schrock, Past President of NCSM; Professor of Mathematics and Economics, Emporia State University

Building Teacher Capacity and Support in Mathematics Statewide

Nicole Bono, Deputy, Office of Talent, Louisiana Department of Education

Engaging Students with Mathematics for Life

Doug Sovde, Director, K–12 Strategy, Policy, and Services, Charles A. Dana Center at The University of Texas at Austin

1:00–1:45pm Break and opportunity for state groups to meet together
1:45–2:45pm

Breakout sessions: Round 2

Repeat of the same breakout sessions as Round 1

3:00-3:30pm

Closing with Featured Speaker: Uri Treisman

Professor of Mathematics, Professor of Public Affairs, and Executive Director, Charles A. Dana Center