Fall Leadership Seminars

2014 NCSM Fall Leadership Seminars

Information accurate as of 09/17/2014 -- subject to change

"It's TIME: Using Imperatives to Support and Motivate Leaders in Mathematics Education"

For All Mathematics Teachers and Leaders!

Richmond, VA
November 12, 2014
Houston, TX
November 19, 2014

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NCSM's newest publication It's TIME lays out "a framework with a set of interrelated imperatives that represent a call to action for systemic change in curriculum, instruction, assessment, and professional culture. . ." (p.1)

Answer this call to action as we discuss overarching themes, supportive conditions, and imperatives for systemic change with Steven Leinwand, Cathy Fosnot, Valerie Mills, and more!

As leaders in mathematics education we have a responsibility to have a vision for the kind of mathematics education that we wish to enact in our schools today. Let us help you further develop that vision through the lens of It's TIME as you examine your current reality and create an action plan for supporting systemic change that will encourage and enhance learning for all students, in every classroom, on every instructional day.

If you only have one day to spare for your professional growth, spend a day with NCSM.

Seminar presenters actively engage participants and guide them through adaptable research-informed practices, strategies, models, and concepts that effective mathematics education leaders need to know and integrate into their work. Leave the seminar with practical and inspired ideas and actions that will prepare you to lead and support others throughout the year.

Richmond, VA
November 12, 2014
Crowne Plaza Richmond (804) 788-0900
Deadline to register: October 29, 2014

Houston, TX
November 19, 2014
Crowne Plaza Houston (713) 739-8800
Deadline to register: November 5, 2014

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Why You Should Attend

This year's agenda is packed with great sessions, including two major speaker sessions!

Steven Leinwand will be with us in Richmond and Houston to talk about Imperatives for Systemic Change related to It's TIME, NCSM's newest publication.

Dreambox Learning has graciously agreed to sponsor Cathy Fosnot as the lunch speaker at all locations, discussing Imperatives for Knowledge.

Each day will be broken up into morning and afternoon sessions. There will be a keynote, followed by breakout sessions in both the morning and the afternoon. The morning keynote will focus on Imperatives for Systemic Change and using It's TIME as a framework for planning and affecting changes in your educational environment. The morning breakouts (one elementary and one secondary) will focus on Imperatives for Instruction.

The afternoon keynote will be focused on Imperatives for Knowledge in teaching. The afternoon breakouts will delve into Imperatives for Assessment using NCSM's JumpStart Formative Assessment Modules as well as a session on Preparing for the Next Generation of Assessment with featured speakers from the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium (SBAC) and/or the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC). Even if your state is not a member of a consortium, the time will be well spent as we discuss the affordances, formats, and opportunities present within these new assessments and how they will benefit students and teachers. Throughout the seminars, NCSM's tools such as Great Video Tasks and the JumpStart Formative Assessment modules will be used to enhance participants' experiences.

If you only have one day to spare for your professional growth, spend the day with NCSM.

Each of these one-day seminars is conveniently scheduled prior to an NCTM Regional Meeting near you.

Registration includes a full day with research-informed practical strategies, seminar materials, continental breakfast, and lunch!

Bring a Team!

Teams are especially encouraged to attend, as the seminar provides an extraordinary opportunity to collaborate on site work and identify next steps for goals set for the 2014-2015 school year.

  • Teams of teachers and leaders will find the seminar especially powerful.
  • Team registration rates provide a perfect incentive for teams to attend.
  • Every individual will leave inspired, motivated, and prepared for 2014-2015.
  • Seminar presenters will provide the guidance, time, and tools for teams (and individuals) to work together.

Three easy ways to register for the seminar:

Register online

Registration Form

Fax: (303) 758-9616

Mail: NCSM
6000 E Evans Ave Ste 3-205
Denver CO 80222

Cancellations will be accepted up to one week before the scheduled seminar. Contact the NCSM office for more information.

Please contact hotels directly for room reservations and directions. Be sure to mention "NCSM Fall Seminars" in order to get the special conference rate.

Richmond, VA
November 12, 2014
Deadline to Register: October 29, 2014
Crowne Plaza Richmond
www.ihg.com/crowneplaza/hotels/us/en/richmond/riccs/hoteldetail
(804) 788-0900
$109 - Overnight rate

Houston, TX
November 19, 2014
Deadline to Register: November 5, 2014
Crowne Plaza Houston
www.cpdowntown.com/houston-hotel-reservations.aspx
(713) 739-8800
$159 - Overnight rate

For NCSM Membership or Seminar Registration Information and Questions

NCSM Office
MailNCSM
6000 E Evans Ave Ste 3-205
 Denver CO 80222-5423
Phone(303) 758-9611 (not a TTY number)
Fax(303) 758-9616
Email

For Housing Information and Questions

Contact your hotel directly.

For All Other Matters

Denise Brady, or Jason Gauthier, Fall Seminar Series Directors
Valerie Mills, NCSM President: