eNEWS Newsletter
Fall 2010

Message from the NCSM President

NCSM is happy to provide this new and exciting publication – eNEWS. Periodically, you will receive this electronic newsletter, which will keep you informed about the latest news, upcoming events, and professional opportunities of interest to mathematics education leaders, as well as highlight valuable resources available on the NCSM Website.
Many thanks to Don Scheuer, eNEWS Editor 2010–2011 for his work in publishing this new communications tool.
With warm regards,

Diane J. Briars
NCSM President

2010 NCSM
Fall Regional Leadership Seminars

Mathematics Leadership at Work: Connecting to the Common Core State Standards

Powerful interpretation and implementation strategies for mathematics education leaders.
Oct. 6, 2010, (Denver)
Oct. 13, 2010, (Baltimore)
Oct. 27, 2010, (New Orleans)

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One-day seminars prior to each NCTM Regional Meeting.

Can’t beat the dates, timing, or experience!

Breakfast is
On Us!

At the NCTM Regionals
7:00 am – 8:00 am
October 7, 2010 (Colorado Convention Center, Denver CO)
October 15, 2010 (Sheraton Inner Harbor, Baltimore MD)
October 29, 2010 (Marriott New Orleans Convention Center, New Orleans LA)
Your hosts: NCSM and ExploreLearning

RSVP Today

Join us!

The First
NCSM Webinar
is Coming!

November 10, 2010
Topic: Common Core State Standards

Watch for developing details!


Voting Begins September 15, 2010
Open Positions:
Second Vice President
Central 2 Regional Director
Eastern 2 Regional Director
Western 2 Regional Director
Voting Ends October 15, 2010

Meet the Candidates and Cast Your Vote

Winter NCSM Newsletter submission close
Deadline: October 5, 2010

Nominations for 2011 Ross Taylor/Glenn Gilbert National Leadership Award
Deadline: November 1, 2010

Applications for 2011 Iris Carl Leadership Grant 
Deadline: November 1, 2010

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eNEWS Editor

Don Scheuer is pleased to be NCSM's eNEWS Editor. Please feel free to contact Don at with news, feedback, or suggestions.
Hello from NCSM's e-newsletter!

This informative electronic communiqué is intended for aspiring, new and experienced leaders in mathematics education – administrators, authors, consultants, curriculum leaders, department chairs, state or provincial directors, mathematics coaches/mentors, mathematics specialists/coordinators, mathematics supervisors, professional development providers, teacher educators, and teacher leaders – anyone who influences mathematics education. 


Timely Tip

Meet with Colleagues: At this point of the year most leaders and teachers have had their full share of meetings, but meeting with teacher assistants and/or department teams is well worth the time and effort. Exchange ideas for the upcoming school year. (Adapted from a tip on


“I think anyone in a position of supervision, if they’re not listening to those under them, they’re not going to get good results. The supervisor must understand that all of those under his supervision understand they’re working with him, not for him.”
(John Wooden, 1910 – 2010), UCLA Basketball Coach, in response to the question, “What is the key to being a good teacher?”

Fast Approaching Deadlines for NCSM Opportunities

* After this date, registrations will be accommodated on a space-available basis.

Latest News on the National Front

Specialist/Coaches News

NCSM recently joined with the Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators (AMTE), the Association of State Supervisors (ASSM) and the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) to collaborate on a position paper supporting the role of the Elementary Mathematics Specialist in the Teaching and Learning of Mathematics. The position paper answers two very important questions:
  • Who are elementary mathematics specialists?
  • Why are elementary mathematics specialists needed?


The Conference Board for the Mathematical Sciences (CBMS) will hold its third national forum, Content-Based Professional Development for Teachers of Mathematics, October 10–14, 2010 at the Hyatt Regency Reston. Learn more…
NCSM Membership News
Did you know?
  • Elections for the 2011 open positions will be held from September 15 to October 15, 2010.
  • To be eligible to vote for a 2011 open position, you must have been a member in good standing as of August 15, 2010.
  • NCSM offers an emeritus membership rate for mathematics leaders who have been NCSM members for 15 years and are at least 65 years of age.
  • The idea for NCSM was proposed at the NCTM meeting in Philadelphia in 1968.
NCSM Membership Quick Links
2011 NCSM Annual Conference
April 11–13, 2011
“On Track for Student Success: Mathematics Leaders Making a Difference” Indianapolis, Indiana
Featuring sessions about:
  • Interpreting and Implementing the Common Core State Standards
  • Educating to Innovate: STEM
  • Igniting Leadership and Cultivating Coaching Opportunities
  • Learning Powered by Technology
  • Fueling Critical Issues in Mathematics Education
Hotel and online registration opens November 2010

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Startling Numbers

A flight to Alpha Centauri (closest star to earth, other than the sun) on a regular space shuttle would take 900 years and would require a mass of fuel greater than the mass found in the visible universe, 10^137 kilograms.


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  • Gain more knowledge about NCSM if you are new to the organization

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