2018 NCSM Summer Leadership Academy July 30 - August 1, 2018
Building Mathematics Leadership : Coaching
Building on NCSM's 5 THEMES that permeate Coaching Programs and coaching interactions, our 3 day Academy will engage coaches and leaders as we explore the complex art of teaching and coaching.
- Day 1: Defining a Vision for Mathematics Leadership through Coaching; Create relationships that promote improved instructional strategies; Understand the cyclical nature of a sustainable coaching model.
- Day 2: Pedagogy and Content of Instruction; Build your own strategic plan and add to your tool kit of professional resources and activities to share back home. Content will be differentiated by experience.
- Day 3: Explore your coaching style and practice what you have learned; Ensure equity and access in all classroom settings; Solidify your individual and team coaching goals for the upcoming school year.
Monday - Tuesday 8am - 4pm, Wednesday 8am - 2pm, Breakfast and Lunch included!
See you in Denver July 30 - August 1, 2018
Leadership Academy info and registration
50th NCSM Annual Conference
View Pedro Noguera's Keynote Speech at the 50th NCSM Annual Conference in Washinton DC 2018.
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)
Summer Leadership Academy
Register now for the 2018 Summer Leadership Academy
The Winter 2017-2018 Newsletter is now available to Members online.
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.
50th NCSM Annual Conference - Washington, D.C.
New Grants for Educators
49th NCSM Annual Conference, San Antonio
Spring Journal Available
The Spring 2017 NCSM Journal of Mathematics Education Leadership is now available to Members online.
Summer Leadership Academy
A Call for a Collective Action to Develop Awareness:
Equity & Social Justice in Mathematics Education
As the 2016-2017 school year begins, we invite you to join with educators from around the country and possibly the world in A Call for a Collective Action to Develop Awareness: Equity and Social Justice in Mathematics Education.
Here you will find a listing of articles and books identified by several mathematics education organizations and mathematics educators. Each month's reading(s) has a set of focus questions for you to consider during that month as you reflect on the readings.
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"
Purchase NCSM books and merchandise in our online store.
Nominations closed May 15. Online voting will take place in the fall.
For more information on positions, eligibility and the schedule go to our Elections pages
51st NCSM Annual Conference
New Regional Director Reports, Summer 2018
New Regional Director Reports, Winter 2017/2018
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.