News from Central 2 Region
Laura Godfrey, Central 2 Regional Director
Winter 2011

The NCSM and MCTM Annual Conference is in Philadelphia! Register now!

Where do you want to be in April of 2012? You want to be in Philadelphia. The Annual NCSM and the Annual NCTM Meeting and Exposition promise to be the best ever. Our keynote speaker is Freeman A. Hrabowski, III . He has wowed people with his support on 60 minutes for STEM education. Watch this short video and you will be convinced! You won't want to miss his NCSM presentation.

Do you need a NCSM leader to come speak at your state conference? Send me an email if you would like information, handouts and goodies for state conferences to advertise our services for math specialists, coaches and math leaders. The Central 2 region is a combination of eight great states: Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wisconsin. I am proud to be a conduit between our region and the national organization. NCSM relies on your feedback, ideas, and expertise to help us to direct the leaders in mathematics education. Your feedback is valuable.

NCSM is a completely volunteer organization, and NCSM needs you! We rely on volunteers to write articles, review the journal, man the booth at conferences, serve on committees, help develop ideas and mold mathematics education. If you would like to be more involved, volunteer! We need you. You can volunteer at a state and/or national level. You can commit one hour or several. If you are not sure what you can offer, don't hesitate! I can tell you! Just send me an email or give me a call.

Thanks for your support over the last year. This was my first year as a director, and there is so much to learn. I have met wonderful people, and have many more ideas and strategies to support you in your leadership roles. Thank you for your patience, and now I am up to speed and raring to go! I have learned so much from the inspirational people volunteering their time and talents working for NCSM. Please stay in touch, and let me know your questions and accomplishments! Talk to you soon,

"All young Americans must learn to think mathematically, and they must think mathematically to learn."

- American Research Council

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