Dear Mathematics Education Leader,

On behalf of the NCSM Board and the San Diego Conference Committee, we invite you to join us at our Annual Conference and Business Meeting, April 19-21, 2010.

As the theme-Charting a Course to Mathematics Leadership-suggests, our 42nd 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, including the Common Core Standards Initiative of the National Governors' Association and Council of Chief State School Officers; and NCTM's new high school mathematics curricular recommendations. Putting PRIME into Practice sessions highlight how leaders have used the NCSM PRIME Leadership Framework as a tool at the school, district and state levels to change adult practices and increase student achievement.

New this year is our Developing Coaches-Developing Teachers strand, designed to meet the leadership needs of mathematics coaches and those responsible for supporting coaches and developing coaching programs. Our Monday program features a cluster of sessions of special interest to administrators at all levels, and 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 42nd Annual Conference is designed to provide a shared learning and leading experience that will motivate, educate, and inspire each of us as mathematics leaders to chart our personal course towards the ultimate destination: high quality professional practice for all adults we lead that results in high levels of achievement for all students.

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


Diane J. BriarsCathy CarrollLinda FulmoreSandie Gilliam
PresidentConference CoordinatorProgram ChairVolunteer Recruitment & Management Chair
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