News from the Western 2 Region
Kathlan Latimer, Western 2 Regional Director
Fall 2018

Greetings Western 2 Region NCSM members and friends,

I hope your school year if off to a productive start. NCSM is looking forward to offering support to you during this year via regional and national professional learning opportunities and resources.

In this update, find information about these activities:

  • Fall Leadership Seminar
  • Call to Collective Action
  • NCSM Deadlines
  • Regional Events

Do check out our posted regional calendar. If you have an event you would like listed, get in touch.



This year the NCSM Fall Leadership Seminar is in Western Region 2. Join us in the state of Washington as we explore and extend our understanding of effective coaching. The academy, "Building Mathematics Leadership: Coaching," will be held at the Renaissance Seattle Hotel in Seattle, Washington, on Wednesday, November 28, 2018, one day prior to the NCTM Regional.

Hopefully many of you will attend the seminar. If you are attending the NCTM Regional, stop by the NCSM booth in the NCTM Exhibit Hall.

Spread the word. Let's make this event in our region a successful one!


You are invited to join with other educators from around the country to continue the work on the Collective Call to Action, From Awareness to Action: Equity and Social Justice in Mathematics Education. Readings and reflection questions are provided as a focus for study and reflection as you contemplate the actions you will take as you continue your equity walk.

September - October

Webinar November 2018
Journal of Urban Mathematics Education (JUME) (Three Articles):

  • Mathematics as Gatekeeper: Power and Privilege in the Production of Knowledge (Martin et al JUME 2010: Response Commentary
  • "Both And"-Equity and Mathematics: A Response to Martin, Gholson, and Leonard (Confrey, JUME 2010:
  • Engaging Students in Meaningful Mathematics Learning: Different Perspectives, Complementary Goals (Battista, JUME 2010:
  1. How might the larger mathematics education community achieve a both-and approach?
  2. How might the larger mathematics education community begin to respect the different perspectives of doing science employed when rigorously examining the critical issues of "diversity" and "equity" in mathematics education research?
November - December 2018

Webinar January 2019
Robert Berry, President, National Council of Teachers of Mathematics,

For White Folks Who Teach in the Hood... and the Rest of Y'all Too: Reality Pedagogy and Urban Education (2016) by Christopher Emdin
The author discusses different types of pedagogies grounded in the resources that communities can offer for teaching; The author introduces 7Cs.

  1. What are ways teachers can gain access to community resources (human & material)?
  2. How can we make sense of this for mathematics teaching and learning?


October 1: Kay Gilliland Equity Lecture Award nomination A nominee demonstrates an awareness of current equity issues in mathematics education and has made a contribution by furthering one or more of the purposes of NCSM. More info here.
November 1: Ross Taylor/Glenn Gilbert National Leadership Award Nomination A nominee has a record of significant contributions to mathematics education and demonstrates a clear knowledge of mathematics education, especially current issues and problems.
November 2: Teacher-Leader Professional Learning Grant proposal deadline The purpose of this grant is to provide professional learning assistance for mathematics teachers and mathematics teacher-leaders. For 2018-19, a grant of a maximum of $4000 will be awarded to an elementary, middle or secondary school. Visit here for more information.
December 1: Iris Carl Travel Grant application deadline This grant gives support to mathematics educators and future leaders in mathematics education to attend an NCSM Annual Conference. Click for more information.


Oregon Council of Teachers of Mathematics
Inquiry Outside the Cube Conference for K-12 Math and Science Teachers
October 12, 2018
La Grange, Oregon

Teachers of Teachers of Mathematics (TOTOM)
2018 Annual Meeting, September 6 - 8, 2018, Southern Oregon University

Hawaii Council of Teachers of Mathematics
Engaging Math Minds, September 15, 2018, Honolulu, HI (

NorthWest Mathematics Conference: Let's Do Math
A joint venture of the British Columbia Association of Math Teachers, the Oregon Council of Teachers of Mathematics, and the Washington State Mathematics Council
October 18 - 20, 2018
Whistler, British Columbia, Canada

California Mathematics Council-Southern Section Conference
59th Annual Mathematics Conference
November 2 - 3, 2018
Palm Springs, California

California Mathematics Council-Northern Section Conference
61st Conference at Asilomar: Student Voice: Let's Hear It!
November 30 - December 2, 2018
Pacific Grove, California
For more information: (

Plan ahead for the
2019 NCSM Annual Meeting
April 1-3, 2019
San Diego, CA
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