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What's New at NCSM:

We had a contest last month in the eNews to enter a drawing for a free membership or renewal. Thank you to all who found the teaser and responded. 

Our winner is...

...Lauren Mitchell-Lawson, an instructional support coordinator from Louis Riel School Division in Winnipeg, Manitoba.  Congratulations, Lauren! 

Look for another contest in January!

Register Now for the 2019 NCSM Annual Conference in San Diego, April 1-3

Whether you are a first-timer or a veteran of NCSM annual conferences, join us for three exciting days in San Diego CA, focused on important issues for leaders in mathematics education.

Take this opportunity to enlarge your network of colleagues who can assist you in building and supporting your local mathematics program and to meet new friends who share your interests and love of mathematics education. 

Join us in San Diego, CA, April 1-3, 2019 where exciting opportunities await you at our 2019 Annual Conference!

Conference details and logistics are available by clicking HERE.

Register for the conference HERE.

Book Your Hotel Room NOW for San Diego

Do you have your hotel room secured for San Diego?  Don't wait until it is too late - the hotel will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis.

The block of rooms will be held until filled or until March 1, 2019, whichever comes first.  

Click HERE to secure your room TODAY!

Make a Difference and Volunteer!

Help support NCSM and take home a new t-shirt! We need your help at our upcoming conference in San Diego.

Sign up HERE to volunteer for the 2019 Conference in San Diego, April 1-3. There are many different opportunities available.

We thank you in advance for checking out our volunteer opportunities!

Plans for 2019 Summer Leadership Academy and 2019 Fall Seminars Are Underway  

The 2019 Summer Leadership Academy will be held in Madison Wisconsin on July 22-24, 2019. We will continue with our theme, Building Leadership: Leveraging Coaching.

The 2019 Fall Seminars will be in Nashville, Tennessee and Des Moines, Iowa in Fall 2019 with specific dates to be determined soon.

Watch for additional information on both the Summer Leadership Academy and the Fall Seminars in future eNews issues.

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December 2018 Message from the NCSM President, Connie Schrock 

Best Wishes for the New Year!

As we enter in to our winter break, I want to wish you the very best for the new year. I hope you are able to use this well-deserved time to recharge. It is not only teachers and students that need a break, our mathematics leaders need one as well.

I encourage you to take this time to do what you enjoy, what you don't have time for during the fast-paced workdays.  I know you will return ready to face another year of successes and challenges.

And, thank you for all you do for our teachers and our students. NCSM wants to work with you throughout the year to help you as you continue to lead in mathematics.

The information in this newsletter can help you as you persevere in your work leading for excellence in mathematics teaching and learning. Consider joining us at the annual NCSM meeting in San Diego for rejuvenation, networking, learning, and fun! See the article in the left column for more information about our annual conference.

Again, best wishes for the new year. I will see you in San Diego in April!

Connie Schrock, NCSM president

The Kay Gilliland Equity Lecture Award Winner Announced

NCSM is pleased to announce that the winner of the 2019 Kay Gilliland Award is Dr. Linda Fulmore

Dr. Fulmore has worked to ensure equity in mathematics education for all children for as long as she can remember. Her professional teaching career began in Fort Wayne, Indiana and continued in Arizona where she taught secondary school mathematics in the Phoenix Union High School District. During this time, she was recognized as the Outstanding Teacher of the Year two years in a row at Central High School.

She later became a school and district administrator before beginning a second career as mathematics education consultant in schools and districts throughout the United States. As a consultant, she helped teachers improve instruction, develop better assessments and use data more effectively. She states: “Often, I have been the only voice for equity in the room and have learned to never miss an opportunity to stand up for what’s right and what’s fair.”

Her contributions to the profession include ten years on the NCSM Board in various roles including Positions Papers Editor for seven years. She chaired the Achievement Gap Task Force and served on regional and national program committees for the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics. She additionally served four years on the Mathematics Education Trust Board and currently is the secretary of the Benjamin Banneker Association and Treasurer of TODOS Mathematics for all. In 2017, Dr. Fulmore was honored to receive the Arizona Golden Apple Leadership Award in Mathematics Education.

As the 2019 recipient of the Kay Gilliland Award, Linda will deliver the Kay Gilliland Equity Lecture titled "Mathematics Leaders 'Answering the Call' for Educational Change" at the 51st NCSM Annual Conference in San Diego, April 1-3, 2019.

More information about the Kay Gilliland Equity Lecture Award as well as past winners can be found HERE.

Again, we congratulate Dr. Linda Fulmore on being selected as the 2019 Kay Gilliland Equity Lecture Award.

From Irma Cruz, NCSM Awards Chair 

Take a Look at Another of the Two Pre-Conference Sessions Scheduled on Sunday, March 31, 2019 prior to the opening of the 2019 Annual Conference in San Diego

NCSM Essential Actions for Mathematics Coaching

Presenters: Donna Karsten, Denise Brady, Sara Frisbie, Jason Gauthier, and Nanci Smith

Schedule: Sunday, March 31, 2019, 1:00PM - 5:00PM

Description: Have you ever wondered what systemic actions drive high quality mathematics coaching? What are the key characteristics of effective mathematics coaching programs? NCSM has answered those questions in the new coaching resource, NCSM Essential Actions: Mathematics Coaching.

In this pre-conference session, we will introduce the Foundational Elements and Essential Actions necessary for both the design of coaching programs and behaviors that highly effective coaches exhibit.

For more information, click HERE. Register for the Pre-Conference Sessions on the Conference Registration website. 

From Bill Barnes, First Vice President 

Member Benefits on the NCSM Website: The Winter 2018 NCSM Newsletter Now Available

The Winter Issue of the NCSM Newsletter has been posted to the NCSM website. Please click HERE to access this current issue online or click on Winter 2018 NCSM Newsletter below the newsletter image. 

 Winter 2018 NCSM Newsletter

This issue features information about for the 51st Annual Conference including the keynote speaker Dr. Luis Cruz, the major speakers, the conference themes, and opportunities to volunteer. Other features focus on the fall Leadership Seminars, the many faces of leadership, and the third installment of the Women of Color in Mathematics series.

Our online flipbook reader was recently upgraded. In this version, you will be able to highlight areas of interest and create notes. Remember, as you turn each page, all active weblinks are briefly highlighted to draw your attention and the tools may be accessed using the arrow at the top of the screen. We have also added a linked Table of Contents to this issue.

Back issues of the NCSM Newsletters are available HERE.

From Karen Hyers, NCSM Newsletter Editor




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