Fall Leadership Seminar Registration Now Open
The 2015 Fall Seminars will present the theme: IT'S TIME: Using Imperatives to Support and Motivate Leaders in Mathematics Education: Shifting Beliefs and Mindsets
"For leaders in mathematics education, understanding the role that beliefs play in the work of teachers is crucial to providing targeted guidance and support for teachers of mathematics...A teacher's mindset can influence his or her approach to teaching mathematics...Like nurturing a guiding vision, leaders and teams of leaders must attend to shifting beliefs and mindsets of those who impact school mathematics programs" (It's TIME, pp. 12-14).
48th NCSM Annual Conference, Oakland/San Francisco
47th NCSM Annual Conference, Boston
The Charles A. Dana Center to work with DoDEA
"No matter where they live or what their lives look like outside the classroom, all students deserve opportunities to engage in rich and relevant learning experiences," said Uri Treisman, executive director of the Dana Center. "They need an environment that motivates and prepares them with a foundation for the lifelong success that research shows comes with understanding math. We are thrilled to work with the Department of Defense Education Activity to promote positive outcomes for every child who sets foot in their schools." Read more.
New Regional Director Reports, Summer 2015
Learn about the 2015 Ross Taylor/Glenn Gilbert Awardee, Steve Leinwand
Watch the video from the award presentation in Boston and learn more about Steve's contributions to mathematics education leadership.
PARCC States Vote to Shorten Test Time and Simplify Test Administration
The Summer 2015 Newsletter is now available to Members online.
An Open Letter to the Education Community
May 20, 2015
Concerns Regarding the Use of EdReports Mathematics Materials Reviews
Week of Inspirational Math
A "Week of Inspirational Math" designed by Stanford professor Jo Boaler and the youcubed team will give your students the best possible start to the year with powerful mathematics tasks and positive mindset messages. Sign up to take part at www.youcubed.org
Mathematics Education in the Digital Age is presented as the first resource developed as part of NCSM's newest initiative: Iris project
New Math Tool
The Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO), with support from the National Science Foundation (NSF), has developed the Math Tool to summarize current research and promising practices about the skills and knowledge teachers need to teach college and career ready math standards in their classrooms.
Mathematical Association of America Celebrates 100 Years in 2015
Founded in 1915, the Mathematical Association of America will celebrate its 100th birthday with activities throughout the coming year. The association is now the largest professional society that focuses on mathematics accessible at the undergraduate level.
The centerpiece will be MAA MathFest in Washington, D.C., August 5-8, 2015. The meeting program promises prominent speakers, thought-provoking lectures, wide-ranging sessions, and special events and exhibits.
Learn more at the MAA Website
NCSM Position Papers
Read two new position papers in the Improving Student Achievement Series
"Improving Student Achievement in Mathematics Through Formative Assessment in Instruction" (NCSM/AMTE)
"Improving Student Achievement by Implementing Highly Effective Teacher Evaluation Practices"
Purchase NCSM books and merchandise in our online store.
NCSM Announces Election Results
Please join us in congratulating the following NCSM members on their election to the NCSM Board of Directors. The terms of the newly elected board members will begin at the conclusion of the April 2015 NCSM Annual Conference in Boston, MA.
2nd Vice President
Mona Toncheff, Phoenix, AZ
Canada Regional Director
Marc Garneau, Surrey, BC
S1 Regional Director
Deborah Crocker, Boone, NC
W1 Regional Director
Sandie Gilliam, Colorado Springs, CO
Events Calendar for NCSM
48th NCSM Annual Conference
BUILDING BRIDGES BETWEEN LEADERSHIP AND LEARNING MATHEMATICS:
Leveraging Education Innovation and Research to Inspire and Engage
April 11-13, 2016
7:00 am Monday - 5:00 pm Wednesday
Oakland-San Francisco Bay Area, California
Oakland Marriott City Center