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 What's New at NCSM:

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.

NCSM's room block is full, however, the Marriott Marquis does still have rooms available at a higher rate.  

Click HERE to secure your room TODAY!

We LOVE our volunteers! 

WE NEED YOU!  Sign up to volunteer at the conference and walk away with new friends and an awesome t-shirt. 

Arriving early to San Diego? Come help with bag stuffing on Sunday morning. We have so much fun!

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 Fall Seminars Are Underway  

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 the Fall Seminars in future eNews issues.

NOTE: NCSM partners with local affiliates, professional organizations, and school districts to provide site-based professional learning events as well with presenters from NCSM. The intent of these sessions are professional learning through the lens of mathematics leaders. 

For more information on how you can bring an NCSM site-based professional learning opportunity to your locale and for information on the fee structure, please contact Jackie Palmquist, NCSM Professional Learning Director.

Do You Know Who YOUR NCSM Regional Director is? [Contest Winners! 

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In the January eNews, we had two contests buried in our eNews. Here are the winners of those contests:

Contest 1: The following are the winners from the "Happy New Year to Your Own Regional Director" contest:

  • Western Region 1 with Regional Director, Denise Trakas:
    • William Speer
  • Central Region 2 with Regional Director, Sharon Rendon:
    • Lisa Comfort
  • Southern Region 2 with Regional Director, Paul Gray:
    • Brandi Simpson
  • Canada with Regional Director, Cherly Cantin:
    • Denise Smith
  • Western Region 2 with Regional Director, Kathlan Latimer:
    • Scott Yakubovsky
  • Eastern Region 1 with Regional Director, Shawn Towle:
    • Christine Grigsby
  • Central Region 1 with Regional Director, Jason Gauthier:
    • Desiree Harrison

Congratulations to all! You will be receiving some NCSM swag. Cool stuff!

Contest 2: The winner of the "listing ALL the Regional Directors' names and the region each represent" is:

Karin Lee, Western Region 2!

Karin will receive a one-year new or renewed membership! Wow! 

Thanks for all who participated!  We appreciate your enthusiasm! 

Release of the First Report of the 2018 National Survey of Science and Mathematics Education (NSSME+)

The Report of 2018 NSSME+ details the results of a nationally representative survey of 7,600 science, mathematics, and computer science teachers in schools across the United States.

Areas addressed include: teacher backgrounds and beliefs; science, mathematics, and computer science professional development; science, mathematics, and computer science courses; instructional objectives and activities; instructional resources; and factors affecting instruction.

For more information on the Report and to download it in a variety of formats, click HERE.

Three Free STEM Resources from CADRE

The Community for Advancing Discovery Research in Education (CADRE), a resource network for the National Science Foundation’s Discovery Research PreK-12 (DRK-12) program has put together free resources that may be of interest to those in the NCSM community. The DRK-12 program funds research into STEM education.

This year CADRE worked with a number of researchers and education stakeholders to produce three resources. The first is a brief on the importance of early STEM education: Considerations for STEM Education from PreK through Grade 3.

The second is a brief on the importance of broadening participation in STEM education: Creating Inclusive PreK-12 STEM Learning Environments. There is a video that accompanies this resource as well.

The third is a short video on The Importance of Early Math Education, featuring researchers such as Julie Sarama and Jere Confrey.

For more information, please contact Catherine McCulloch ([email protected]), Senior Project Director, Science and Math Programs, Learning and Teaching Division, Education Development Center, Inc.

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February 2019 Message from the NCSM President, Connie Schrock 

We Want to See You in San Diego!

Have you made plans to attend NCSM’s 51st Annual Meeting in San Diego on April 1-3, 2019?  Early bird registration ends on March 4, so get your registration in soon. Take a look at the list of spotlight speakers in Spring 2019 Newsletter, and you’ll agree that San Diego will be an experience you don’t want to miss.

You can access this current isse of the newsletter through the flipbook format or in the traditional PDF version on our website. Click HERE or on the image below to access the Spring 2019 Newsletter.

Part of what we are doing at this year’s meeting is a direct response to you and to your suggestions of how we can serve you better. Each year we read and review the comments that are made during the reviews from the previous year’s conference.  NCSM members requested a lunch break on Monday’s schedule, and we are happy to oblige.

I appreciate that our members want to start the week with dedicated lunch, networking, and planning time without missing a session.

We will have a lunch option for those persons invited to get tickets through the NCSM process as described in the recent e-Blast. The program for the new Monday lunch is going to be a special Ignite session. 

This is where you can help us shape Monday’s lunch program.  What NCSM member would you like to hear as an Ignite speaker?

Click HERE to access a google survey where you can input the name(s) of a speaker you would love to see participate.

I will reach out to the NCSM members submitted starting with members listed most often until I fill the number of slots we have.  I recommend you do this right now before you forget to come back and provide us a name. Ignite sessions are always fun! I do hope you will participate!

After a polar vortex this winter and record snow in the pacific northwest, sunny San Diego is calling all of us. Our program this year is sure to enrich your practice as a leader in mathematics education and invigorate your professional goals. 

Conference details and logistics are available by clicking HERE.

Register for the conference HERE.


Join us in San Diego as we gather together to make waves! 

From Connie Schrock, NCSM president

NCSM Summer Leadership Academy 2019: Empower Coaches and Teacher Leaders as Agents of Change for ALL Learners

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.

Join NCSM and their coaching leaders for the NCSM Leadership Summer Leadership Academy Madison, Wisconsin, July 22-24, 2019. 

Equip your mathematics leaders to develop a shared vision for mathematics instruction, utilize high quality coaching, leverage powerful teaching strategies and monitor student learning to ensure learning for all.

To meet the vision of all students learning mathematics at high levels, understanding how to lead strong mathematics coaching program is key. Join us this summer to

  • Develop a shared vision for mathematics instruction through the lens of Equity
  • Utilize strategies to ensure a sustainable, systematic, equitable, high quality coaching
  • Learn to leverage powerful teaching strategies
  • Use the Plan, Do, Study Act cycle to ensure learning for all
If you lead as a teacher, coach, coach of coaches, curricular team lead, administrator, and professors of teacher leaders, this is the professional learning for you.
Bring your team, build your professional learning network working side by side using the wealth of materials provided to develop a strategic plan personalized to your coaching.
Registration includes the following resources:  
  • NCSM Essential Actions: Coaching in Mathematics Education (Release April 2019)
  • NCSM Essential Actions: Instructional Leadership in Mathematics Education (Release April 2019)
  • Everything you need for mathematics coaching: Tools, plans, and a process that works for any instructional leader, grades K-12. Thousand Oaks, CA: Corwin
Presenters will be Mona Toncheff, Jackie Palmquist and Gina Rivera.
Registration and Conference Hotel information will be available shortly.

From Jackie Palmquist and Gina Rivera, NCSM Professional Learning Directors

Election News!

Nominations for available 2019 NCSM elected positions will open at the end of the annual meeting and will close on May 15, 2019

The positions available for nominations this spring are:

  • President Elect
  • Second Vice President
  • Regional Director, Central 2 (Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wisconsin)
  • Regional Director, Eastern 2 (Delaware, District of Columbia, Maryland, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, West Virginia)
  • Regional Director, Western 2 (California, Far West: American Samoa, Federated States (Guam, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Northern Mariana Island, Palau Islands), Hawaii, Military AP: AFO/FPO, Oregon, Washington)

The President Elect serves on the NCSM Executive Committee.  He or she serves as a member of the Conference Committee for the annual meeting and serves in lieu of the President when appropriate. Prior to taking office as President, he or she prepares a list of appointed nominees for Board approval. This list is presented to the Board for approval prior to the Board meeting immediately preceding the annual meeting. The President Elect shall accede to the presidency immediately should the President be unable to complete the term of office or upon acceptance of the President's written resignation. He or she may also assume such duties as the President and/or Board may determine. A candidate for President Elect shall have served on the NCSM Board of Directors or in another major leadership role for NCSM and not have previously served as NCSM President.
The Second Vice President serves on the NCSM Executive Committee. He or she serves as a member of the Program Committee and as the Volunteer Recruitment and Management Chairperson for the annual meeting during the year in office. The term of office assumes the duties of the Program Chair for the subsequent Annual Conference. The Second Vice President may also assume such duties as the President and/or Board may determine.
A Regional Director (RD) resides or is employed in the region represented and represents the region at all Board meetings. He or she organizes events and plans meetings for NCSM members at NCTM and/or other meetings within the region as appropriate. The RD promotes membership and recruits and retains members within his or her NCSM region. He or she also invites mathematics leaders to participate in NCSM activities, recommends members from the region to be considered by the Nominations Committee as candidates for NCSM offices, and seeks Ross Taylor / Glenn Gilbert National Leadership Award nominees. The RD prepares written reports of regional activities to be submitted at Board meetings and writes and solicits articles for official NCSM publications from NCSM members within the region. The RD may also assume such duties as the President and/or Board may determine.
If you wish to make a nomination when it opens at the end of the annual conference (April 3, 2019), please be sure that your nominee is an eligible member who is interested in running. Members eligible to be placed in nomination must be in good standing as of the 15th of May one year prior to the nominations deadline.

Look for the call for nominations email at the close of the annual conference. More information on how to submit your nominations will be available then.

From Steve Viktora, NCSM Nominations Chair

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