Explore ideas and make connections to the book 5 Practices for Orchestrating Productive Discussions. Deepen your understanding of how to plan for and structure productive discussions and use a task analysis guide to evaluate tasks from your grade. and Shawn Towle is a national presenter for the Connected Mathematics Project developed at Michigan State University. He is a regular presenter at the CMP Users' conference as well as the summer Getting to Know CMP workshops and other conferences. Shawn is a 2009 Presidential Awardee for Excellence in Mathematics Teaching and is a long-time member of NCTM, NCSM, TODOS, and CPAM. Shawn is currently the web-editor for the National Council of Supervisors of Mathematics (NCSM) and represents the Eastern 1 region on the NCTM Affiliate Services Committee…will be the keynote speaker and is leading the evening’s activities.