2011 NCSM Annual Conference

Invitation to Join Us

On behalf of the NCSM Board and the Indianapolis Conference Committee, we invite you to "fuel your leadership engine" and join us at our Annual Conference, April 11-13, 2011.

As the theme, On Track for Student Success: Mathematics Leaders Making a Difference, suggests our 43rd Annual Conference is designed to provide you with a rich professional development experience that meets your personal leadership needs. It features an exciting mix of over 200 sessions by a variety of speakers-mathematics education leaders as well as individuals from outside of mathematics education; first-time speakers, veterans, and perennial favorites-who will address current issues related to equity and access; leadership of curriculum, teaching and learning, and assessment. A major focus of this year's conference is STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) education issues-including the implications of new technology developments for our work as mathematics education leaders.

The other conference content strands-Assessment of Students/Assessment of Teaching; Developing Coaches/Developing Teachers; and Teaching and Learning-address the key challenges confronting us as mathematics education leaders. Sessions on interpreting and implementing the Common Core State Standards are woven into each of these major strands. Last, but far from least, the program also features sessions that highlight how leaders have used the NCSM PRIME Leadership Framework as a tool at the school, district and state/provincial levels to change adult practices and increase student achievement.

New this year is our collaboration with the NCTM Research Advisory Committee to provide joint sessions of interest to both practitioners and researchers. These sessions are open to registered attendees at both the NCSM Annual Conference and the NCTM Research Presession at no additional charge. In addition, our Wednesday program features sessions of special interest to emerging mathematics education leaders.

In addition to program sessions, our Conference also provides a unique opportunity to network with national and international colleagues around issues of mathematics education leadership.

As mathematics education leaders, it is our responsibility to continuously work to improve our own professional practice so that we can better support and lead others. Our 43rd Annual Conference is designed to provide a shared learning and leading experience that will motivate, educate, and "recharge" each of us as mathematics leaders as we ensure that all adults we lead are setting our students on track for success in mathematics.

We hope you will join us for another wonderful NCSM Annual Conference!

Sincerely,

Diane J. BriarsCathy CarrollSandie GilliamDenise Walston
PresidentConference CoordinatorProgram ChairVolunteer Recruitment & Management Chair