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Welcome fellow Recovering Traditionalists to Episode 69.  Today we are talking about The 2020 Virtual Math Summit.

This week is the Virtual Math Summit!!!!  In fact for those of you who are registered you will be sent a link to the pre-conference session that gets released tonight with Sheldon Eakins.  If you aren’t registered you better get on over to now because time is running out to get FREE access to these amazing math presentations that are just for elementary educators. 

So to celebrate the 4th annual Virtual Math Summit I thought I’d take a clip from each of the 24 presentations so that you can get a preview of each session.  Now it’s just a short clip from each presenter, to get all the details about each presenter and their session go over to the registration page at

Sheldon L, Eakins:  Hi, I’m Dr. Sheldon L. Eakins, Director of the Leading Equity Center and host of the Leading Equity Podcast. The work of equity in education starts with you. Often confused and misunderstood with equality, equity is a way to ensure all students get access to what they need.

Pam Seda:  Hi, this is Pam Seda. I just want you to get a idea of what I look like before I get started with our presentation. So, hi. From theory to practice, making equity a reality in your math classroom. So, I want to start off with a little anticipation guide.

John SanGiovanni:  Hello, welcome. I’m John SanGiovanni. Thanks for taking a few minutes today to spend with me as we take a look at one of my favorite topics, number sense and reasoning. In fact, our focus for today is developing routines that, well, developing number sense and reasoning,

Susan Loveless:  Hello, everyone, and welcome to Lower the Floor, Raise the Ceiling, teaching problem solving to all students. My name is Susan Loveless and I’m super excited to spend the next few minutes with you all talking about 3 excellent problem solving techniques that do just what the title of the session says they do. They lower the floor and raise the ceiling so that all students can access the mathematics.

Robert Kaplinsky:  Hi, everyone. My name is Robert Kaplinsky, and I’m so excited you made time to watch my webinar. This webinar is called Why We Should Reconsider Using Worksheets and What We Should Be Doing Instead.

Brian Bushart:  Hello, my name is Brian Bushart, and I’m the elementary mathematics curriculum coordinator for Round Rock ISD. Since this is a session about storytelling, our agenda today includes several stories.

Beatrice Moore Luchin:  Hello and welcome. I’m so happy to be with you today virtually, and today, I’m going to work with you guys on how to make the learning stick.

Sara Delano Moore & Kim Morrow-Leong:  Thanks for joining us, everybody. I’m Sara Delano Moore, and we’re going to spend the next bit of time talking about word problems and how we help students make sense of them. My colleague Kim is going to get us started.

Sara Van Der Wef:  I want to talk to you today about safe prompts for entering mathematical discussions. The word math has a little bit of a quote around it, because I want to talk to you about the nature of mathematics as well, and give you some resources that you can use in your classroom as you work with students,

Peg Smith:  Welcome. Today, I wanted to talk about the 5 practices in practice, addressing the challenges of orchestrating mathematics discussion and ensuring equity.

Kristin Gray:  Hi, everyone. I’m so excited to be here to talk about building coherent K-5 fraction understandings with you. I am Kristin Gray. I am the director of K-5 curriculum and professional learning at Illustrative Mathematics.

Kateri Thunder:  Hi, I’m Kateri Thunder, and I’m so excited to share with you a structure for effective peer tutoring that I call math buddies.

Janice Novakowski:  Hi there. This is Janice Novakowski. Today I’m going to be sharing some of my experiences with teachers and students in our math studio in our district, as well as outdoor spaces.

Shannon McCartney:  What we want to explore today is how to create a vertical zip in your school from 1st grade all the way to 5th. Meaning, if we learned about a strategy together that worked at whole numbers, could we use that same exact strategy in your school with 4th and 5th graders with decimals and fractions? We want-

David Costello:  Hello, everyone. This is Dr. David Costello. Thanks for joining me today. I’m really looking forward to this opportunity. What we’re going to be talking about today is developing problem solving within a mathematically literate environment. I’m going to put a bit of a different spin on problem solving. I think it’s important to have this conversation.

Aubree Hurt:  Hey, Building Math Minders. I’m so glad to be with you today. Thank you for coming to my presentation. I’m going to get started really quickly right away, because I have a lot to talk to you about today with number and elementary.

Christina Tondevold:  Well, thanks so much for joining us for this conversation between me and George. George and I. That’s why I’m a math person, not an English person. If you don’t know George, I know I gave a little bit of a bio, but you have to go get one or both of these books. I want to talk specifically today with George about this one, Innovate Inside the Box. You can jump back and forth, George-

George Couros:  You’ve got it.

Christina Tondevold:… between ideas and books.

 Zandra de Araujo:  My name is Dr. Zandra de Araujo. I am a math educator and I’m here to talk with you about the power of choice in mathematics.

Margie Pearse:  Today, we’re going to investigate what it means to have an intuitive understanding for numbers. We’re also going over on 14 intuition-building routines that can be implemented in your classroom as soon as you start.

Matthew Beyranevand:  My name is Matthew Beyranevand. My session that I’m going to be doing with you today is about developing growth mindset in mathematics.

Lynda Brennan:  I’m excited to be here. My name is Lynda Brennan, and I am excited to share with you stories that I have shared with both students and teachers throughout the country, allowing them to see how math stories can be used within the curriculum to really enhance the standards.

Mark Chubb:  Hi, everybody. My name is Mark Chubb and I am here to talk to us about noticing and wondering, a powerful tool for assessment.

Berkeley Everett:  Hi, everyone. My name is Berkeley Everett. I’m so excited to be here with you today to talk about relational thinking and a new kind of flashcard to help build relational thinking.

Adrian Mendoza:  Boom! Hello everybody. First of all, I want to say thanks to Christina for inviting me to this awesome Build Math Minds summit. It’s an honor for me to be presenting number webs during this session.

Christina Tondevold:  So I hope a few or more sparked your interest and have you excited about attending this year’s summit. Remember, it is free and you can watch them at any time after the sessions are released, but you’ve only got through August 10th. After that, all the sessions go inside the Build Math Minds PD site for the members to have access to. 

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As you start off the school year, I want you to keep in mind what is really important as we're trying to teach mathematics to our students.