2012 NCSM Annual Conference

Conference Highlights

Spotlight on the Common Core

The Common Core State Standards for Mathematics provide opportunities and challenges for our work as mathematics leaders. There are many sessions throughout the conference addressing issues related to implementation, assessment, and more. To name just a few:

  • Unpacking Mathematical Understanding in the Common Core Standards
  • Supporting Teachers to Implement a School-wide Focus on the Mathematical Practices
  • The Common Core & Rational Numbers: A Challenge and an Opportunity

Of Special Interest to Emerging Leaders

Are you new in your role as a leader? Are you interested in becoming a mathematics leader? If you answered yes to either of these questions, NCSM is the organization for you, and the 44th NCSM Annual Conference is the place to be, to support your professional growth and leadership development. Wednesday's program includes a number of sessions of particular interest to emerging mathematics leaders, including.

  • Advancing Teachers' Mathematical Content Knowledge Through Data-Driven Dialog
  • Translating Research to Practice: Teaching Mathematics in Depth
  • Coaching Early Childhood Teachers: Experiences, Challenges, Changes, and Results in a High-Need, Urban Setting

Developing and Supporting Coaches, Specialists, and Teacher Leaders

If you are one of the many NCSM members working directly with teachers inside or outside the classroom, this strand is for you. Throughout the conference, you will find sessions designed to support your work with teachers to enhance the mathematics experiences of all our students. Sessions include:

  • Supporting the Development of Coaching in a Mathematics Teacher Leadership Program
  • Powerful Teacher Leadership Emerges from Coaching
  • Coaching Tools for Supporting the Mathematical Practices

Networking and Round Table Discussions

New this year is an opportunity for casual conversations about issues of importance to mathematics leaders. These round table discussions will take place on Monday and Tuesday in the sponsor display area on the second floor of the Pennsylvania Convention Center. Suggested topics include:

  • Linking CCSS Content and Mathematical Practice Standards
  • Implementing Formative Assessments to Support Student Achievement
  • Connecting Research and Practice to Enhance Mathematics Teaching and Learning