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NCSM Virtual Winter Learning Series 2024

NCSM’s mission is to equip and empower a diverse education community to engage in leadership that supports, sustains, and inspires high quality mathematics teaching and learning every day for each and every learner. NCSM is offering two, one-day virtual seminars to expand your professional learning network while working side-by-side using the wealth of materials to enhance your leadership. Then, NCSM is offering its first virtual mini-conference where participants engage with insightful speakers who have successfully supported teachers and students in leveraging effective practices for a more inclusive educational mathematical experience.

    • In Seminar 1, you will learn how to support Tier 1 instruction: Access to grade-level instruction, for all students, through effective teaching strategies.
    • In Seminar 2, you will learn how to support Tier 2 Instruction: Supplemental support to master grade-level curriculum, focused on learning targets; Tier 3: intensive remediation of foundational skills.
    • In Seminar 1 and 2: You will learn how to support Tier 1, 2, and 3 instruction utilizing practical tools.
    • Mini-Conference: You will engage with insightful speakers (Rachel Lambert, our keynote speaker, being one of them!) who have successfully supported teachers and students in leveraging effective practices for a more inclusive educational mathematical experience.

NOTE: Space is limited for the 2024 NCSM Virtual Winter Learning Series. You may opt to register for one or all of the days. Registration information will be sent out via email blast. Visit this website for the most updated information.

If you are a teacher, leader, coach, administrator, or supervisor you won’t want to miss out on these amazing learning experiences!

Winter Learning Series

Day 1 Title: Access to Grade Level Learning for All Students Through Effective Teaching Strategies and Collaborative Coaching

  • You will learn how to support Tier 1 instruction: Access to grade-level instruction, for all students, through effective teaching strategies.

Day 2 Title: Providing Targeted Supplemental Support Based on Student Needs Through Collaborative Coaching

  • You will learn how to support Tier 2 Instruction: Supplemental support to master grade-level curriculum, focused on learning targets; Tier 3: intensive remediation of foundational skills.

Mini-Conference:

Mini-Conference Title: Designing and Sustaining Inclusive Learning Pathways for All

  • Engage with insightful speakers who have successfully supported teachers and students in leveraging effective practices for a more inclusive educational mathematical experience. Don’t miss this opportunity to explore innovative strategies and contribute to the advancement of inclusive learning environments.

Maximize your learning by attending multiple sessions

Each day of the series is specially designed to focus on different aspects of supporting teaching and learning. Attending each of the learning series and the mini-conference will provide you with the opportunity to build your leadership skills to support your professional growth and success.

Registration Payment Options

You may register online by fax, or by mail.

You may pay for registration by check, purchase order, or credit card: MasterCard, Visa, or Discover. You may only use a check or Purchase Order if you are mailing your registration by way of the US Mail. Please note: If registering by purchase order, payment is due one week prior to the academy you plan to attend. NCSM does not accept purchase orders for membership dues.

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Registration Fees- Individual Rates

Member Non-Member
Register for Any One Day of the Winter Learning Series $59 $99
Register for Any Two Days of the Winter Learning Series $99 $159
Register for All Three Days of the Winter Learning Series $139 $219

Registration Deadlines

Please register by the following dates for each virtual coaching lab:

Winter Learning Series #1 (February 12) scheduled on February 19, 2024 from 10AM-2PM ET.
Winter Learning Series #2 (March 13) scheduled on March 20, 2024 from 10AM-2PM ET.
Mini-Conference (March 26) scheduled on April 2, 2024 from 1PM-5PM ET.

NCSM will accept registrations on a space available basis.

Please contact NCSM Office (303-317-6595) to check availability. Registration is not guaranteed until your payment is received.

Registration Confirmation

You will receive an email confirmation, which will serve as a receipt, if you’ve included an email address in your profile. Allow 2-3 weeks for processing. Registration becomes effective only when payment is received. If you have not received your registration confirmation within a week of the academy you’ve registered for, call NCSM Office at (303) 317-6595.

Login instructions and the link for the virtual seminar will be distributed during the week prior to the scheduled event.

Cancellation and Refund Policy

Virtual Coaching Lab registration is nonrefundable. If you miss any sessions they will be recorded and made available to you.

Each of the winter learning series sessions will be hosted by NCSM Board members: Erin Lehmann, Brian Buckhalter, and Nicora Placa. The mini-conference will also include special guest speakers, with the keynote address delivered by Rachel Lambert.

Erin Lehmann

NCSM Professional Learning Director

Erin Lehmann
Erin Lehmann, Ed.D., is an Assistant Professor and the Program Coordinator of the Educational Doctorate in the Division of Educational Leadership at the University of South Dakota. Her educational career spans more than 20 years as an elementary teacher, mathematics teacher, mathematics coach, curriculum specialist, and principal. She has authored, Teaching Mathematics Today 2nd ed., co-authored, Instructional Leadership in Mathematics Education, as well as numerous articles. Erin has served as NCSM’s Journal of Mathematics Educational Leadership (JMEL) Editor from 2019-2022. She has served as one of the NCSM Professional Learning Directors since 2022. Erin has been very fortunate to have worked with people who were always passionate about mathematics as well as leadership. There is a sense of mathematical unitedness when educators are working towards doing what is right for students.

Brian Buckhalter

NCSM Professional Learning Director

Brian Buckhalter

Brian Buckhalter, Ed.D., is a mathematics coach and consultant, and the founder of Buck WIld About Math, LLC. With nearly 20 years of experience in the world of K-12 education as a classroom teacher, district mathematics coach, and professional development facilitator.As a Graduate Research Fellow for the Center for Mathematics and Science Education (CMSE) at The University of Mississippi, he helped establish professional learning communities across several school districts in North Mississippi. He has presented at conferences on local, state, and national levels, covering a wide range of topics such as advice for beginning coaches, best practices with formative assessment, and addressing student misconceptions. He has served as NCSM’s journal editor, Regional Team Leader for Mississippi and Awards Chair. He is currently one of NCSM’s Professional Learning and cohost of NCSM’s podcast, “Learning with Leaders”. Dr. Buck received his Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education from Dillard University in New Orleans, LA, and his master’s and doctoral degrees in Teacher Education from the University of Mississippi.

Nicora Placa

Coaching Coordinator
Nicora Placa
Nicora Placa, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor in Curriculum and Teaching at Hunter College which is part of the City University of New York (CUNY). In her 20 years in education, she has served in a variety of roles including elementary school teacher, middle school mathematics teacher, and mathematics coach. She continues to work with schools and districts to provide collaborative coaching and professional learning support. She has authored 6 Tools for Collaborative Mathematics Coaching, as well as numerous articles. Nicora is beginning her first year as NCSM Coaching Coordinator. She is constantly learning from the teacher teams she works with and is inspired by them to find new ways to create opportunities for all students to learn and love math.