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2008 Annual Conference: Salt Lake City, Utah

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NCSM's Leadership in Mathematics Podcasts continue with a series of recorded presentations from NCSM's 40th Annual Conference, held in March, 2008, Salt Lake City, Utah. These include the opening keynote speaker addresses, as well as many of the major sessions.

Episode #15: Spring 2008

NCSM Position Paper #3: Improving Student Achievement by Leading the Pursuit of a Vision for Equity (Spring 2008)
This paper provides direction for systematically addressing equity in student achievement by reframing the inequity perspective of "achievement gap" to an "opportunity gap" (Flores, 2007) and by promoting the effective use of professional learning communities to impact adult and student development in mathematics.

Episode #16: Winter 2008

NCSM Position Paper #4: Improving Student Achievement in Mathematics for Students with Special Needs (Winter 2008)
This paper provides direction for systematically addressing equity in student achievement by reframing the inequity perspective of "achievement gap" to an "opportunity gap" (Flores, 2007) and by promoting the effective use of professional learning communities to impact adult and student development in mathematics.

Episode #17: April 7, 2008

Welcome and Acknowledgements
The NCSM 40th Annual Conference in Salt Lake City, Utah, welcome and acknowledgements.

Terri Belcher
NCSM Executive Director
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Episode #18: April 7, 2008

Welcome and Announcements
Welcoming address, announcing the publication of the PRinciples and Indicators for Mathematics Education Leaders or "PRIME" Leadership Framework.

Timothy D. Kanold
NCSM President
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Episode #19: April 7, 2008

Girls Will Be Girls, Boys Will Be Boys: Teaching to Gender Differences
Many boys are failing in our schools. Statistics clearly show that boys make up the bulk of our discipline problems, dropouts, and even inmates. Schools may be contributing to these failure rates by not considering differences in male and female brain development. Gender differences in brain development affect our children's' behaviors, emotions, and ability to process information. Dr. McBride's speak weaves humor with specific strategies to promote instruction that supports both male and female brains.

Bill McBride
Consultant
San Francisco, California

Episode #20: April 7, 2008

Coaching and Capacity Building
Coaching is a growing strategy for improving student achievement across the country. Is it working? In many cases, not particularly well. This session raises questions and offers suggestions for utilizing coaching strategically to upgrade instruction and learning at all levels.

Lucy West
Metamorphosis Teaching Learning Communities
New York, New York