Making Waves with Effective Mathematics Leadership


The six strands for the 2019 NCSM Annual Conference-Coaching, Equity and Social Justice, Leadership, Engagement, Experiences, and Development-continue the conversations from previous Annual Conferences but remain important areas of interest. We hope that by focusing on these topics our members will learn deeply about the issues and be able to use this knowledge to take you to the next level in journey through mathematics.


  1. Visionary Coaching Practices
    Presentations in this strand will address the latest research and reports on successful coaching practices that support the mathematical learning of teachers and their students.
  2. Empowering Equity and Social Justice Leadership
    Presentations in this strand will focus on equitable practices to support building-, district-, region- and state/province-level leaders that build all students' mathematical knowledge.
  3. Engaging Leadership Communities
    Presentations in this strand will focus on how communities of reflective practitioners, both school-based and district- or state/province-level, leverage the power of collaboration to improve mathematics education.
  4. Innovative Engagement
    Presentations in this strand will share how to engage leaders in professional learning experiences using face-to-face, blended, and fully online models.
  5. Exemplary Experiences from the Field
    Presentations in this strand will consider the impact of assessments grounded in evidence of student thinking, action research projects, lesson study, studio teaching, coaching acts that show results, or innovative school-level programs that make a difference in students' mathematical learning.
  6. Developing Mathematical Knowledge for Teaching
    Presentations in this strand share recent research findings and explore the implications for assessment, curriculum planning, and task design.
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