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Look for a contest teaser somewhere in this November edition of the eNews to enter a drawing for a free membership or renewal!

NCSM Board of Directors Election Results Announced

NCSM election results for the organization's board of directors have been announced. The terms of the newly elected board members will begin at the end of the April 2019 NCSM Annual
Conference in San Diego, CA  

Election results for the NCSM Board of Directors are as follows:

Shawn Towle
Second Vice President

Steven Shadel
Regional Director, Central 1

Hilary Kreisberg
Regional Director, Eastern 1

Katey Arrington
Regional Director, Southern 2

Early Online Registration for the next NCSM Fall Seminar in Seattle ends on November 18!

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If you have only one day to spare for your professional growth, consider spending that one day with NCSM in Seattle, WA on November 28th at the Renaissance Seattle Hotel, 515 Madison Street.

The NCSM leadership seminar' theme is Building Mathematics Leaders: Coaching. The focus will be to help each participant become the agent of change and improve student achievement in mathematics through the vehicle of classroom and district coaching.

Other benefits of attending this professional learning opportunity include learning about research-based strategies using expert resources in mathematics coaching; networking with leaders from other regions, states, and countries; and developing a plan for yourself or your district to focus your mathematics leadership in coaching.

Registration for the Seattle Fall Seminar (November 28) can be accessed by clicking HERE.

Early Online Registration (available now until November 18, 2018): Member $100; Non-Member $160

Late Online Registration (available November 19-23, 2018): Member $125; Non-Member $175

Online Registration closes November 23, 2018. Onsite Registration will be available for Member $125 and Non-Member $175.

More general details about the seminars' program, flyers, and logistics are available by clicking HERE.

Lead From Within...Be an NCSM Volunteer

NCSM is a volunteer organization. We love our volunteers and need our volunteers. Consider volunteering for NCSM not only at the annual conference but in other ways as well.

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Click HERE to see all the ways you can be involved in NCSM and to sign up to volunteer.

In particular, consider volunteering at the 2019 NCSM Conference. 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!

Collective Call to Action

Continue to tune into the activites for the Collective Call to Action - Equity and Social Justice in Mathematics Education: From Awareness to Action. 

The next discussion forum for November/December will culminate with a webinar in January 2019 with Robert Berry, president of NCTM (date TBD).

View the list of articles and books for the 2018-2019 learning and visit the MyNCTM community to join the online discussion forum.

NCSM eNews Contest 

Want a chance to win a free year of NCSM membership (new or renewal)? 

The first 20 people who email Pat Baltzley with two pieces of information regarding the upcoming 51st NCSM Annual Conference shared in the November eNews will be entered into a drawing for a year membership or renewal.  Good luck! 

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November 2018 Message from the NCSM President, Connie Schrock 

How is your Mathematics Health?

This past month I have received multiple emails about my health, my insurance choices, my exercise and more.  Did I sign up for the correct health plan? Do I get enough or the correct kind of exercise? It started me thinking about our mathematics health.  As leaders we provide help to so many people around us and what do we do for ourselves?  Do we learn new mathematics or explore additional topics?  What readings inform our practice?  Who do we learn from to improve our mathematics health?

An opportunity that no one has selected yet which could be designed to improve your mathematics health is to apply for the Teacher-Leader Professional Learning Grant.This is a partnership with NCTM  and the application Is short and easy to complete with a little immediate action.

The purpose of this grant is to provide professional learning assistance for mathematics teachers and mathematics teacher-leaders. For 2018-19, a grant of a maximum of $4000 will be awarded to an elementary, middle or secondary school. The professional learning is for mathematics teacher-leaders and/or mathematics teachers within a school or district. Professional learning must focus on one of NCSM’s previous signature initiatives, Formative Assessment, Digital Learning orAccess-Equity-Empowerment.

Since we have not yet received an application, we have extended the deadline to DECEMBER 7

If you are like most of us, you are thinking “I could do something for my team with $4000 and I will get back to this soon.” Then the window of opportunity closes before you have had a chance to apply! Don’t let this happen to you a second time. Now you have chance to apply for this grant. We would like to see one of our mathematics teacher-leaders take advantage of this opportunity!

Our NCSM website has information from previously awarded grants. This information and more can be found HERE.

So, please take care of your mathematics health and apply for this opportunity to learn, rejuvenate your passion, and energize your practice.

Connie Schrock, NCSM president

Registration Is Now Open for the 2019 NCSM Annual Conference in San Diego on April 1-3!

NCSM is busy preparing for the 51st NCSM Annual Conference! 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. Become a part of NCSM, the mathematics leadership organization for educational leaders that provides professional learning opportunities to support and sustain improved student achievement.

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.

From Dr. Sara Moore, Conference Coordinator and Bill Barnes, First Vice President 

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

Practical Leadership: How to Leverage Learning Science to Achieve Equity

Presenters: Douglas Sovde, Catherine Good, Luis Lima

Description: In a practical sense, we know achieving equity in mathematics education can be a daunting task. Three areas of research have been prominent in mathematics education over the last 3 years: understanding and responding to implicit bias in the classroom through culturally responsive pedagogies; motivation theory in the classroom, including growth mindset and academic belonging; and, how the brain learns mathematics.  All three areas of research point to a common nexus of need in the learner: to keep calm and learn on.

In this session, Drs. Luis Lima and Catherine, and Doug Sovde will take participants through both an exploratory and practical experience in both understanding why things can go wrong in students’ brains and how to both prevent and adjust if they do. 

During this double-block, pre-conference workshop, you will learn how to leverage culturally responsive pedagogies, motivation theories, and learning science to creat learning enviroments conducive to students or educators.

From Bill Barnes, First Vice President 

Apply for the Iris Carl Travel Grant Now 

Do you serve in a mathematics education leadership role?  The 2019 Annual NCSM Conference will take place in San Diego, California in April 2018.  If you are a current NCSM member (as of November 1, 2018), and have not had the opportunity to attend this outstanding conference focused on cutting edge topics in mathematics education in the past three years, you are eligible for one of the Iris Carl Travel Grants.

Please visit HERE to apply for an Iris Carl Travel Grant. The deadline is December 1, 2018. 

If you are an NCSM member and have attended the annual conference before (and loved it), find a colleague who is (or will become) a NCSM member by November 1, 2018 but has not attended the annual NCSM conference, and share this awesome opportunity with them.

From Irma Cruz-White, NCSM Awards Chair

Member Benefits on the NCSM Website  

Have you been receiving the The Marshall Memo in your member email? This members-only benefit has been published 50 times a year since 2003, and is designed to keep principals, teachers, instructional coaches, superintendents, and other Pre-K-12 educators well-informed on current research and best practices. Kim Marshall, drawing on his decades as a teacher, principal, central office administrator, consultant, and writer, lightens the load of busy educators by serving as their "designated reader."

To produce the Marshall Memo, Kim subscribes to more than 60 carefully-chosen publications, and every Sunday reads through the material that arrived that week and selects 5-10 articles that have the greatest potential to improve teaching, leadership, and learning.

What do subscribers gain from the 20 minutes it takes to read or listen to the Memo? For one thing, they feel less guilty about not getting to all the accumulated journals and education blogs. More importantly, they tap into a rich vein of ideas and resources that can help them be more effective. Some Memo summaries reaffirm what practitioners are already doing well; some boost an idea higher up the "to-do" list; and some are genuinely new and take readers in a different direction. Reading the Memo provides top-notch professional development and keeps educators on the cutting edge.

While the Memo is copyrighted material, subscribers are encouraged to clip and share selected articles with colleagues, sparking discussions on specific topics, or have their whole staff read a Memo summary "live" in a meeting and then discuss it in small groups or all together. 

In addition to receiving a new Memo each week, subscribers have password access to the Members' Area of this website, where it's easy to download back issues and search the archive by author, topic, title, headline, publication, or grade level (there are now more than 7,000 article summaries from the last 14+ years). The podcast of each week's issue is also available to members in MP3 or YouTube format by late Tuesday every week.

Click HERE to access the Benefits of Membership page on our website and scroll down to access the Marshall Memo. As you scroll, take note of all the other benefits of an NCSM Membership!

NCSM is excited to share this wealth of current information with our members! Enjoy!


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