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eNEWS Newsletter
April 2010
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Message from the NCSM President

NCSM is happy to provide a new and exciting publication – eNEWS. Each month, 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 upgraded NCSM website.


Many thanks to Jim Lynn, eNEWS Editor, 2009-2010 and Don Scheuer, eNEWS Editor, 2010-2011, for their work to conceive, edit, and publish this new communications tool.


With warm regards,
Diane J. Briars
NCSM President


2010 NCSM Leadership Academies

Stomping on the Gap!

June 15 – 18, 2010
in Aurora Illinois
June 22 – 25, 2010

in Houston, Texas
August 16 – 19, 2010
in N.Y. City, New York

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Be Inspired.
Be Motivated.

Be Prepared.

Learn more and register today for NCSM’s premier Academy!


2010 NCSM
Fall Regional Leadership Seminars

Mathematics Leadership at Work: Developing Commitment to Reform in the New Decade

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!

See what you will learn, see what others say, and reserve your spot today!


2011 NCSM
Annual Conference

SAVE THE DATE!

April 11 – 13, 2011
Indianapolis, Indiana


Deadlines

Call for 2011 open Board of Directors positions
Deadline May 15, 2010

Fall NCSM Journal Manuscript Submissions
Deadline July 1, 2010

NCSM Fall Newsletter Submissions
Deadline August 5, 2010

Nominations for 2011
Ross Taylor/Glenn Gilbert
National Leadership Award

Deadline Nov. 1, 2010

Applications for 2011
Iris Carl Leadership Grant

Deadline Nov. 1, 2010


Regional News

Learn more about what is happening in your region.



Subscribe to eNEWS

As a benefit, all NCSM members are automatically subscribed to NCSM’s monthly eNEWS. Others can subscribe to this new electronic newsletter.

Please consider forwarding this message to friends or colleagues who work in or have an interest in mathematics education leadership – or just send them to our website, at www.mathedleadership.org, where they can subscribe themselves.


eNEWS Editor

Don Scheuer is pleased to be NCSM’s new eNEWS editor. Please feel free to contact him at mathguy1@verizon.net with news, feedback, or suggestions.

 

Welcome To NCSM's First Electronic Newsletter!
 
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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. NCSM eNEWS is published twelve times a year.

eNEWS is a great way to:

  • Get up-to-date information on the latest news and developments of importance to mathematics education leaders
     
  • Receive updates, support, and tips about opportunities resources, and research/literature references
     
  • Receive alerts about important events and deadlines
     
  • Keep up-to-date with NCSM’s current work
     
  • Gain more knowledge about NCSM if you are new to the organization
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2010 NCSM Annual Conference

This year’s conference will be held in San Diego, California, April 19-21, 2010. Whether you are a first-timer or a veteran of many NCSM annual conferences, plan to join mathematics education leaders from around the world at the conference.

Immerse yourself in three days of exciting sessions led by practitioners, researchers, experts, distinguished presenters and speakers, including those at the forefront of effecting change in mathematics education leadership.42ndNCSMConfLogo-170px

Enlarge your network of colleagues who can assist you in building and supporting your local mathematics program.

Meet new friends who share your interest and love of mathematics education.

See you in San Diego!

 

NCSM Board of Directors Elections

NCSM is proud to introducde the following newly-elected Board Members:

Suzanne Mitchell – President-Elect

Denise Walston – 2nd Vice President

Ted Hull – Southern 2 Regional Director

Valerie Mills – Central 1 Regional Director

Mari Muri – Eastern 1 Regional Director

Congratulations to the new officers. They will be inducted at the 2010 NCSM Annual Conference in San Diego.

 

Common Core State Standards

Thank you to all who commented on the March 10, 2010 standards draft. Your feedback will make the final version a stronger foundation for providing all students with mathematics curriculum, instruction, and assessment that will prepare them for college and work. Visit our website, to read NCSM’s statement about the March 10 draft.

Leaders of the initiative will present several sessions at our Annual Conference, including a Special Interest Group discussion on Wednesday afternoon. The final version of the standards and model high school pathways are expected to be released in late May.

 

For Elementary Mathematics Specialists

The Association for Mathematics Teacher Educators (AMTE) is hosting an Elementary Mathematics Specialist (EMS) Certification Conference, June 22-23, 2010 in Louisville KY for state teams interested in adding state-level certification for EMS professionals.

Conference information and application forms, as well as the Standards for Elementary Mathematics Specialists: A Reference for Teacher Credentialing and Degree Programs are available on the AMTE website, http://www.amte.net

 

Have you been to the NCSM website?

NCSM’s website now features:

  • New look, navigation, and functionality
  • Increased access to information and resources
  • Increased visibility of important opportunities
  • Increased opportunities to network

Visit, explore, and be an active part of our new online home.
Share our website with your colleagues.

 

Become A Member of NCSM

The National Council of Supervisors of Mathematics (NCSM) is a mathematics education leadership organization. From its origins as an organization of urban mathematics supervisors, NCSM has evolved to become an organization for mathematics education leaders in all positions at all levels.

When you become a member, you:

  • join a growing network of committed mathematics education leaders;
  • gain access to current information on initiatives in mathematics reform;
  • have access to more ways of developing leadership skills; and
  • have opportunities to share ideas with other mathematics educators and to influence policy and practice through professional participation.

Learn more about the benefits of NCSM membership.

Renew your membership or update your membership information

Join NCSM today!

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Member Benefits

Receive the 2010 Summer NCSM Newsletter.

  • Meet the Ross Taylor/Glenn Gilbert awardee
  • Read about balancing support and challenge when coaching teachers to bring about transformational learning
  • Explore one of Ralph’s Problems.

Receive the 2010 Spring NCSM Journal of Mathematics Education Leadership. Read about:

  • how districts think about curriculum adoption
  • what it means for teachers to step into math leadership roles
  • what principals need to think about in order to support math teaching and learning in their buildings
  • the story of one district’s leadership team charged with developing a district-wide Math Plan
  • the Critical Issues article on assessment, which raises provocative questions about current assessment practices in many districts and states and imporant issues of equity

 

 

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