Leadership Academy

2015 NCSM Summer Leadership Academy

Information accurate as of 05/04/2015 -- subject to change

Mathematics Leadership in a Time of Change:
Building Leaders at all Levels

For K-16 mathematics education leaders - teams and individuals

Register online for the Leadership Academy

July 13-15, 2015
Billings, Montana


"If the primary role of classroom teachers is to teach, who provides guidance on what to teach, support for improving how to teach, and assistance with interpreting assessment results...? The answer is leaders. These critical supportive roles require designated, trained, empowered leaders who are responsible for coordinating the planning, implementation, and evaluation of all aspects of the mathematics program...Leadership matters. A single mathematics education leader can have an incredible impact on the development and effectiveness of others." (It's Time pp. 15-16)

NCSM's publication, It's TIME: Themes and Imperatives for Mathematics Education, will be provided to all participants. One of the book's focus is on the responsibilities of mathematics leaders during this time of change. The academy will assist the leaders in expanding and deepening their knowledge in regard to curriculum design, instructional strategies and materials, assessment, professional development and partnerships.

During the three-day academy, participants will learn more about:

  • supporting curriculum design by assisting teachers in using rich and challenging problems and activities that integrate mathematics into other disciplines and the content of other disciplines into mathematics;
  • supporting instructional strategies and materials by modeling effective instructional strategies for teachers;
  • supporting assessment by assisting teachers in designing and implementing a broad range of assessment tools;
  • supporting professional development by encouraging and facilitating ongoing professional collaboration and effective collaborative structures;
  • supporting partnerships by establishing and supporting forums and encouraging dialogue among groups that influence the shape and direction of school mathematics programs;
  • supporting the understanding of the change process by learning how to encourage adult learners in reaching the goal of improving their own instruction to improve student achievement.

Leadership Academy Features

  • 18+ hours of plenary and grade level breakouts-elementary, middle, and high school
  • Rich and engaging content explicitly designed for mathematics education leaders
  • Practical suggestions and specific next steps for site work
  • Research-based strategies for getting results
  • Materials, resources, and strategies to use in your setting
  • Networking among leaders from other states and countries
  • Continental breakfast and lunch each day of the Academy

We invite you to join us as mathematics leaders striving to lead in a time of change and to create an impact on the development of the effectiveness of mathematics teachers.

The 2015 NCSM Leadership Academy registration is limited based on available space, but there is still time to register yourself and a team.

AcademyCityLocationDateRegistration Deadline**
MTBillingsCrowne Plaza Billings
27 North 27th St
Billings, MT 59101
July 13-15, 2015July 1, 2015

** Deadlines

NCSM academies do fill completely before deadlines, so register soon after registration opens. NCSM will accept registrations after deadlines on a space available basis and with a per person late fee.

Please contact NCSM Office (303-758-9611) to check availability. It is recommended that you not make any travel arrangements prior to determining space availability. Registration is not guaranteed until your payment is received.

Why You Should Attend:

  • because you are an aspiring or seasoned mathematics education leader, department chair, teacher, coach, supervisor or administrator; and
  • because you want to lead your school and district toward student success on the next generation summative assessment.

Bring a Team!

Teams are especially encouraged to attend, as the Academy provides an extraordinary opportunity to collaborate on site work and identify next steps for goals set for the 2015-2016 school year.

  • Teams of teachers and leaders will find the academy especially powerful.
  • Team registration rates provide a perfect incentive for teams to attend.
  • Every individual will leave inspired, motivated, and prepared for 2015-2016.
  • Academy presenters will provide the guidance, time, and tools for teams (and individuals) to work together.
  • While everyone will leave the academy with a plan tailored to implement change, teams will leave with a common plan they can implement together.

Registration Payment Options

You may register online, by fax, or by mail.

You may pay for registration by check, purchase order, or credit card: MasterCard, Visa, or Discover. You may only use a check or Purchase Order if you are mailing your registration by way of the US Mail. Please note: If registering by purchase order, payment is due one week prior to the academy you plan to attend. NCSM does not accept purchase orders for membership dues.

Registration Fees

 Early**Advance**Onsite**
Billings, MTby 6/226/23 to 7/1(based on availability)

Team Rate (a team is three or more people)
NCSM Member$400$425$450
Non-Member$425$450$475

Individual Rate
NCSM Member$425$450$475
Non-Member$450$475$500


**Registering After Registration Deadlines

NCSM academies do fill completely before deadlines, so register promptly. NCSM will accept registrations on a space available basis.

Please contact NCSM Office (303-758-9611) to check availability. It is recommended that you not make any travel arrangements prior to determining space availability and you secure your registration. Registration is not guaranteed until your payment is received.

Registration Confirmation

You will receive an email confirmation, which will serve as a receipt, if you've included an email address in your profile. Allow 2-3 weeks for processing. Registration becomes effective only when payment is received. If you have not received your registration confirmation within a week of the academy you've registered for, call NCSM Office at (303) 758-9611.

Cancellation Policy

NCSM will refund Academy registration fees following the schedule below:

Refund Billings, MT
80%if requested by:6/22
50%if requested from:6/23 to 7/1
$0if requested after:7/1

Academy hosts have identified nearby hotels. You are welcome to make arrangements at one of these hotels directly or to make another choice for your housing.

Crowne Plaza Billings
27 North 27th St
Billings, MT 59101
406.252.7400
www.crowneplaza.com/billings

Rates

Published rates for 2015 are $193.35 single or double, exclusive of tax. We are pleased to offer the negotiated rate of $129.00 single or double occupancyContact hotel for additional information. Hotel policy does not allow more than 4 people to a room.

Reservations

Guests may call the hotel toll free number 1-877-2 CROWNE or the hotel directly at (800) 588-7666 to make reservations. Please mention "NATIONAL COUNCIL OF SUPERVISORS OF MATHEMATICS" when calling to make reservations in order to receive the negotiated rate.

Each individual will be responsible for their own guest room, tax and service charge.

Cancellation of an individual guest room reservation needs to be made 24 hours prior to arrival to avoid no-show charges.

For NCSM Membership or Academy Registration Information and Questions


NCSM Office
MailNCSM
6000 E Evans Ave Ste 3-205
 Denver CO 80222-5423
Phone(303) 758-9611 (not a TTY number)
Fax(303) 758-9616
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Mathematics Leadership in a Time of Change: Building Leaders at all Levels

NCSM is now accepting invitations to host its 2016 three-day NCSM Leadership Academy, Mathematics Leadership in a Time of Change: Building Leaders at all Levels. These Academies are extremely successful and regularly sell-out before the close of advance registration. We are only able to support a limited number of sites each summer and therefore encourage hosting sites to apply as early as possible.

Why Host an NCSM Leadership Academy?

  • To bring an NCSM national professional development experience to large numbers of mathematics education leaders in your district and surrounding area. (Minimize travel costs!)
  • To engage all members of your local leadership team in a shared professional learning and planning experience.
  • To negotiate dates that best suits your need (between June 29 and August 12, 2016).

Who Should Attend an NCSM Leadership Academy?

Mathematics specialists/coaches, teacher leaders, administrators, coordinators, mentors, directors, supervisors, department chairs, or anyone who influences and supports others in mathematics education will greatly benefit from this practical and inspired Academy. Teams are especially encouraged to attend as the Academy provides an extraordinary opportunity to collaborate on-site work setting goals and planning next steps for the 2016-2017 school year.

Leadership Academy Features

  • National speakers
  • 8 hours of daily plenary and grade level breakouts - elementary, middle, and high school.
  • Rich and engaging content explicitly designed for mathematics education leaders
  • Practical suggestions and specific next steps for site work
  • Research-based strategies for getting results
  • Materials, resources, and strategies to use in your setting
  • Networking among leaders from other states and countries
  • Continental breakfast and lunch each day of the Academy

2016 Leadership Academy Focus

The academy will assist the leaders in expanding and deepening their knowledge in regard to curriculum design, instructional strategies and materials, assessment, professional development and partnerships. Participants will learn more about:

  • supporting curriculum design by assisting teachers in using rich and challenging problems and activities that integrate mathematics into other disciplines and the content of other disciplines into mathematics;
  • supporting instructional strategies and materials by modeling effective instructional strategies for teachers;
  • supporting assessment by assisting teachers in designing and implementing a broad range of assessment tools;
  • supporting professional development by encouraging and facilitating ongoing professional collaboration and effective collaborative structures;
  • supporting partnerships by establishing and supporting forums and encouraging dialogue among groups that influence the shape and direction of school mathematics programs;
  • supporting the understanding of the change process by learning how to encourage adult learners in reaching the goal of improving their own instruction to improve student

Among the Responsibilities of the Host

  • Guarantee 45 paid attendees with paid registrations completed by the start of the Leadership Academy.
  • Provide meeting space for at least 75 attendees. Specific space requirements are as follows:
  • One general session meeting room set in crescent rounds of 6 (or equivalent) for 125 people.
  • Two breakout rooms set in crescent rounds of 6 (or equivalent) for 40 people each.
  • All three rooms should also accommodate a head table for the speakers, a LCD projector and screen.
  • Provide either space or a separate room for lunch.
  • Space for two 6' tables for registration area - must have access to electricity and placed outside the meeting room.
  • Space for three or four 6' tables for Sponsor displays placed outside the meeting room.
  • Work with NCSM to promote and guarantee 75 Academy attendees.
  • Provide 3 hotel recommendations and logistical contacts to NCSM.
  • Provide the name of 3 catering companies.

Next Steps

If you are interested in hosting a 2016 NCSM Leadership Academy, please submit a proposal to us. Proposal forms can be found on the NCSM Website, mathedleadership.org. Proposals are due by September 1, 2015. Please email your proposal to Patricia Baltzley, or Lisa Scott, , NCSM Leadership Academy Directors. If you have any questions about hosting an NCSM Leadership Academy in your location, contact Patricia or Lisa and visit mathedleaderhip.org to learn more.

Download the Leadership Academy Host Proposal Form


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