51st NCSM Annual Conference, San Diego

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52nd NCSM Annual Conference

Connect. Collaborate. Commit.

March 30 - April 1, 2020
Chicago, IL

Conference Proposals are Open!
Proposals will be accepted until June 1, 2019.

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Summer Leadership Academy

Summer Academy will be held in Madison Wisconsin
Theme: Building Leadership: Leveraging Coaching
Dates: July 22-24 2019
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Fall Seminar 1 October 2, 2019 Nashville, TN

Fall Seminar 2 November 18, 2019 Des Moines, IA

Newsletter Available

The Summer 2019 Newsletter is now available to Members online.

NCSM Position Papers

Read a new position paper in the Computer Science and K-12 Mathematics

Read a new position paper in the Joint Position Papers Series
"Building STEM Education on a Sound Mathematical Foundation" (NCSM/NCTM)

NCSM Stands up for Students and the Leaders, Teachers, and Coaches who Support Them

NCSM stands behind quality research and supports the independence and freedom of the mathematics education researchers whose vision and hard work informs the work we do in schools and classrooms nationwide. Sometimes the findings of research challenge the status quo and cause us to question the state of the world as it currently exists. While these findings and challenges may be uncomfortable for some, NCSM believes strongly that these conversations and research are necessary to the work we do in service to educators and our students. Because no single study or research report should direct broad policy, NCSM is committed to helping leaders understand the full body of available research and giving leaders the tools they need to make informed decisions for their school contexts.

This past week the same news source that targeted NCSM and TODOS' joint position paper on equity and social justice has targeted another member of our mathematics education community, Dr. Rochelle Gutíerrez, with an article about her recent chapter in a volume published by the Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators (AMTE). Read AMTE's statement of support for the volume. NCTM and TODOS have also produced statements of support containing valuable information. The mathematics education community has responded passionately in defense of Rochelle on social media using the hashtag #IstandwithRochelle, and supporting the research agenda of not just this one individual, but also the work of all researchers. NCSM believes in research and academic debate, thus we strongly condemn the content and nature of the personal attacks against researchers and the work they produce. NCSM joins its voice to the resounding support in the mathematics education community for researchers, particularly Dr. Gutierrez in this context, as well as research in general and the role it plays in making the futures of our students brighter.

New Grants for Educators

Teacher-Leader Professional Learning Grant (Pre-K-12)

It Worked!

Over 20 vignettes of first-hand successful coaching experiences are now live on It Worked! -- a new section on Coaching Corner. In December 2015, the NCSM Coaching Committee collaborated with a group of math specialists, teacher leaders, coaches from all levels at McDaniel College in Westminster, Maryland.

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"

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Purchase NCSM books and merchandise in our online store.

Election Policy: Our reasoning

NCSM's commitment to equity in all of its operations includes the election process.

The election rules and regulations in the NCSM Bylaws, Article IV, Section 9, state that "Candidates, personally or through their supporters, must refrain from soliciting the support or votes of NCSM members." Essentially, NCSM has a no campaigning rule. This is different from other organizations.

Why has NCSM taken this position?

NCSM is committed to an equitable election process based on the knowledge and experience of each candidate as represented in their candidate statements. This limits the possibility that elections become campaigning "popularity contests". To ensure the integrity of the process, NCSM asks each vote be based on how the candidate will support and advance the mission and vision of the organization.

Your vote counts! NCSM encourages you to support the election process in the following ways:

  1. Vote!
  2. Encourage member voting by:
    1. Retweeting or reposting posts from NCSM accounts e.g. @mathedleaders
    2. Directing members to ALL candidates' statements without naming a particular candidate.

Preview candidate statements now. Cast your vote online starting September 15.

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52nd NCSM Annual Conference

Connect. Collaborate. Commit.

March 30 - April 1, 2020
Chicago, IL

Conference Proposals are Open!
Proposals will be accepted until June 1, 2019.

Learn more...

The NCSM Affiliates are valued members of the NCSM organization. Please read more about our current affiliates and the process to follow for your mathematics education organization to become an NCSM affiliate.

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