Leadership Academy

2014 NCSM Summer Leadership Academy

Information accurate as of 03/20/2014 -- subject to change

Mathematics Leadership at Work:
Deepening Formative Assessment Knowledge to Prepare for
Next Generation Summative Assessments

For K-16 mathematics education leaders - teams and individuals

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June 30-July 2, 2014
North Little Rock, Arkansas


The 2014 NCSM Summer Leadership Academy will focus on expanding and deepening participants' knowledge about the role of formative assessment in instruction, implementation of the CCSS, and as a means to powerfully impact results on next generation summative assessments.

In particular, participants can expect to learn about key formative assessment strategies and related instructional and professional learning resources that include:

  • powerful K-12 formative assessment tasks;
  • professional development modules to build formative assessment capacity;
  • templates and tools to design daily lessons that reveal and build students' thinking;
  • strategies to engage students in the continuous improvement of their work; and
  • improving classroom-based summative assessment tasks by studying and modeling next generation assessment items

Leadership Academy Features

  • 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

Join us for the NCSM Summer Leadership Academy!

AcademyCityLocationDateRegistration Deadline**
ARNorth Little Rock, ArkansasTBD6/30-7/2, 20146/16/2014

** 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 2014-2015 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 2014-2015.
  • Academy presenters will provide the guidance, time, and tools for teams (and individuals) to work together.
  • While every one 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**
North Little Rock, ARby 5/115/12 to 6/16(based on availability)

Team Rate (a team is three or more people)
NCSM Member$455$530$555
Non-Member$580$655$680

Individual Rate
NCSM Member$495$570$595
Non-Member$620$695$720


**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 North Little Rock, AR
$350if requested by:5/11
$200if requested from:5/12 to 6/16
$0if requested after:6/16

Academy Scholarships

A limited amount of funding is available to assist with registration fees. If interested, please include a one-page request, citing reasons with your registration form. Send both to:

MailNCSM Office
6000 E Evans Ave Ste 3-205
 Denver CO 80222-5423

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.

Wyndham Riverfront Little Rock
2 Riverfront Place
North Little Rock, AR 72114
501-371-9000 Main

Rates

Published rates for 2014 are $164.00 single and $174.00 double, exclusive of tax. We are pleased to offer the negotiated rate of $99.00 single or double occupancy and $10.00 each additional person. These rates include breakfast. If rollaways are requested, there will be an additional $15.00 charge per rollaway per day. Hotel policy does not allow more than 4 people to a room.

Reservations

Guests may call the hotel toll free number 1-866-657-4458 or the hotel directly at (501) 371-9000 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
Email

Mathematics Leadership At Work: Tools and Strategies to Optimize Instruction and grow Achievement

NCSM is now accepting invitations to host its 2015 three-day NCSM Leadership Academy, Mathematics Leadership at Work: Tools and Strategies to Optimize Teaching and Grow Achievement. 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 22 and August 15, 2015).

Who Should Attend an NCSM Leadership Academy?

Mathematics specialists/coaches, teacher leaders, administrators, coordinators, mentors, directors, supervisors, depart- ment 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 2015-2016 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

2015 Leadership Academy Focus

A variety of information, resources, and support for mathematics leaders in their work with teachers around the CCSS-M instruction and assessment systems including:

  • Analyzing the quality and efficacy of digital instructional tools and learning to leverage the tools to improve learning and success on the CCSS assessment.
  • Resources that mathematics education leaders and teachers can use to help their systems grow in understanding and use of formative assessment strategies;
  • Using a knowledge of learning trajectories to support better understanding and implementation of the CCSS-M
  • Using research-informed best practices in teaching and learning, as described by the eight CCSS Mathematical Practices Standards; and
  • Information and discussion sessions regarding the effective use of data from the first administration of the SBAC and the PARCC Assessment Consortia

Among the Responsibilities of the Host

  • Guarantee 45 paid attendees with paid registrations completed by May 15, 2015.
  • Provide meeting space for at least 100 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 display's placed outside the meeting room.
  • Work with NCSM to promote and guarantee 100 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 2015 NCSM Leadership Academy, please submit a proposal to us. Proposal forms can be found on the NCSM Website, mathedleadership.org. Proposals are due by June 30, 2014. Please email your proposal to Valerie Mills, NCSM President at

If you have any questions about hosting an NCSM Leadership Academy in your location, contact Valerie Mills, NCSM President at or (248) 209-2586 and visit mathedleaderhip.org to learn more.

Download the Leadership Academy Host Proposal Form


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