"...[T]hese leaders read widely, participate in learning communities, attend workshops and conferences, and model career-long learning by making their learning visible to others."
- NSCD, 2008
The PRIME leadership document indicates that "quality teaching requires collegial interchange within the norm of professional learning communities" (PRIME Leadership Framework). The need for collegial interchange extends to specialists, coaches and leaders of coaching programs.
Coaches and leaders can further their knowledge and understanding of the coaching roles and responsibilities through professional learning modules, conferences and workshops, or university courses. See the resources below to explore one or all of these options.
NCSM Events, Conferences, & Resources
NCSM Annual Conference: Links to conferences and workshops designed for specialists, coaches, and leaders are provided, including the Coaching Strand of the NCSM Annual Conference.
Fall Leadership Seminars: link for one-day events closer to home see this year's Fall Leadership Seminars.
Webinars: Link to see any up-coming webinars or to view past webinars.
Leadership Academy: This link takes you to any upcoming Leadership Academies. To schedule your own NCSM Leadership Academy and have it tailored to meet your area's needs contact .
Local Opportunities: This link take you to the NCSM Calendar of events, where you can check your local calendar for upcoming events.
Professional Learning Modules and Other Leadership Resources: Materials are available in the form of online presentations (webinars), downloadable documents, and/or multimedia presentations. These modules allow coaches and leaders to tailor learning experiences for themselves. Some of these materials can be used by leaders to conduct professional learning opportunities for their specialists or coaches.
Graduate Degree Programs
Graduate Degree Programs: Some universities offer graduate degree programs for mathematics specialists. This tab links directly to a number of these programs at the Elementary Mathematics Specialists and Teacher Leaders Project website.
Mathematics Specialist Certification/Endorsements
Mathematics Specialist Certification/Endorsements: Many states have Mathematics Specialist Certification/Endorsements. This tab links directly to a number of these certificates at the Elementary Mathematics Specialists and Teacher Leaders Project website.
"To be well prepared for this level of support, collaboration, and guidance, a coach needs to understand her role deeply and engage frequently in opportunities that effectively build the knowledge that is required for enacting that role."
- Morse, 2009