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Differentiating Mathematics Standards for the K-12 Advanced Learner - May 23, 2017


Tuesday, May 23, 2017 -
7:45am to 4:00pm
Event Location: 
Des Moines Airport Holiday Inn
6111 Fleur Drive
Des Moines, IA 50321


Date: May 22 and May 23 are identical agendas. A participant is permitted to sign up for one day only.

Registration begins at 7:45 a.m on May 23, 2017.

Agenda: Agenda for the day.

Capacity: Only 250 participants will be registered per day. Consider attending with a classroom teacher or gifted teacher from your school district. Please notify MaLinda Hugh-Reynolds at if you register and then cannot attend.

Waiting List: A waiting list will be compiled for participants who wish to attend after the first 250 participants are registered. Please be considerate so another Iowa educator can attend in your absence.

Cost: No registration cost to participants for the day. This event is sponsored by the Iowa Department of Education in partnership with the Iowa Talented and Gifted Association.

Breaks: No food and drinks are allowed to be brought into the hotel. The Lobby Bar sells Friedrich's coffee and smoothies at own expense. The Grill has snacks and beverages are also available for purchase at own expense. Complimentary water will be provided in the room.

Lunch: Lunch is on your own. However, the hotel will provide a cash buffet lunch for $10. Menu will be a sandwich/salad bar for this day. Receipts will be available.

Credit Option: No credit will be offered because seat time does not meet time required for credit option.

Hotel Rooms:Hotel room rates will be available at a conference rate. When making your reservation, mention you are with the Iowa Department of Education Mathematics Standards Conference. Phone number to hotel is: 515-287-2400.

Presenter: Dr. Linda Jensen Sheffield

Description: This professional development day is designed to add rigor, depth, complexity, creativity, and enjoyment to the Common Core Mathematics content and practice standards through engaging, practical, differentiated support for gifted and advanced learners. The professional development day will provide resources and proven instructional strategies for Iowa teachers of gifted education and Iowa mathematics teachers to 1) actively explore differentiating the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics, 2) detail approaches and challenges inherent in instructing advanced K-12 learners of mathematics and 3) provide concepts, lessons, strategies and other resources for delivering quality mathematics curricular and extra-curricular opportunities for advanced learners. Mathematics teachers and teachers of gifted programming will be provided a copy of Using the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics with Gifted and Advanced Learners (2014), a joint publication of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM), the National Association for Gifted Children (NAGC), and the National Council of Supervisors of Mathematics, which is written with specific instructional and management strategies.  Links to additional resources used at the conference are located here: 

Calculus MAA NCTM Joint Position Statement: (Calculus MAA NCTM Joint Statement)
Background on the MAA NCTM Calculus Statement: (MAA NCTM Background)
Research On and Activities For Mathematically Gifted Students: (Research On and Activities For Mathematically Gifted Students)
Providing Opportunities for Students with Exceptional Mathematical Promise: (Providing Opportunities for Students with Exceptional Promise)

Bio:  Linda Sheffield (,, Regents Professor Emerita of Mathematics and Gifted Education at Northern Kentucky University, is a co-author of Math Innovations, a middle grades mathematics series as well as the Javits-funded Project M3: Mentoring Mathematical Minds and the NSF Project M2: Mentoring Young Mathematicians, two series of units for advanced elementary and primary students.  She a leader of the National Association for Gifted Children STEM Network, the International Congress on Mathematical Education Topic Study Group on Gifted Students, the National Council of Supervisors of Mathematics Special Interest Group on Mathematically Promising, was chair of the NCTM Task Force on Promising Students, was vice president of the International Group for Mathematical Creativity and Giftedness, and is past president of the School Science and Mathematics Association. Among the over 60 books that she has authored, co-authored, or edited are the NAGC/NCTM/NCSM monograph, Using the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics with Gifted and Advanced Learners; The Peak in the Middle: Developing Mathematically Gifted Students in the Middle Grades; Extending the Challenge in Mathematics; Awesome Math Problems for Creative Thinking; the PreK–2 NCTM Navigations series; and math methods books for early childhood, elementary and middle school teachers. She directed more than 20 state and national grants and has conducted seminars for educators, parents and students across the United States and in nearly twenty other countries with an emphasis on helping all students develop their mathematical creativity, promise, talents and abilities to the fullest extent possible.  Linda is a native of Council Bluffs and a graduate of Iowa State University and is looking forward to returning to the “fields of opportunities.”

Printed from the Iowa Department of Education website on April 24, 2018 at 11:54pm.