NCSM Leadership Seminars 2020/2021

Bold Mathematics Leaders: Virtual Seminars

For K-16 mathematics education leaders

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Ready to make a real difference in the teaching and learning of mathematics for each and every learner? Bold mathematics leadership and coaching is recognized as one of the most powerful ways to build teacher capacity and increase student learning outcomes.

To meet the vision of all students learning mathematics at high levels, understanding the framework for leadership and leading strong mathematics coaching programs is key.

Join us virtually to:

  • EMPOWER mathematics leaders and teachers using the guiding principles and four foundational elements of the Framework for Leadership in Mathematics Education
  • DESIGN a shared vision for mathematics instruction through an equity lens
  • ADVOCATE for high leverage teaching strategies for mathematics including culturally relevant practices
  • MONITOR and learn practices to ensure a system for coaching to build collective efficacy

NCSM is offering two one-day virtual seminars to expand your professional learning network while working side by side using the wealth of materials provided to enhance your leadership. In Seminar 1, you will set a vision for change in order to develop a strategic plan personalized to your vision for math instruction and coaching. Mathematics leaders will leave equipped to develop a shared vision for mathematics instruction and implement high leverage teaching strategies. In Seminar 2, you will develop a deeper understanding of coaching structures, providing feedback, strategies for addressing unproductive beliefs, and have opportunities to practice your coaching skills. If you are a teacher leader, coach, administrator, or supervisor you won’t want to miss out on these professional learning seminars!

NOTE: Space is limited for the 2020-2021 NCSM Virtual Seminars. You may opt to register for one or both seminars as spaces are available. Registration information will be sent out via email blast. Visit this website for the most updated information.

DateNovember 9, 2020Sold OutFebruary 8, 2021Sold Out
FocusBold Mathematics Leaders: Setting a Vision for ChangeBold Mathematics Leaders: Coaching as a Vehicle to Influence Change
Times10:30 A.M. to 4:30 P.M. EST10:30 A.M. to 4:30 P.M. EST


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November Agenda
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Features of each Virtual Seminar

  • 5+ hours of professional learning sessions for mathematics leaders
  • Rich and engaging content explicitly designed for mathematics education leaders
  • Practical suggestions and specific next steps for leader plans of action
  • Research-based strategies for increased student outcomes
  • Materials, resources, and strategies to use in your role
  • Real-time feedback and coaching
  • Networking opportunities among leaders from other locations

Maximize your learning by attending both seminars!

Each seminar is specially designed to focus on different components of mathematics leadership. Attending both seminars will provide you with the opportunity to focus on your vision and build your coaching skills to support your leadership work.

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.

Registration Fees

 Individual Rate
One Day – NCSM Member$49
One Day – Non-Member$89
Two Day – NCSM Member$79
Two Day – Non-Member$139

Registration Deadlines

Please register by the following dates for each winter seminar:

  • November 4, 2020 for Bold Mathematics Leaders: Setting a Vision for Change scheduled on November 9, 2020.
  • February 3, 2021 for Bold Mathematics Leaders: Coaching as a Vehicle to Influence Change on February 8, 2021.

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

Mona Toncheff

Mona Toncheff

Mona Toncheff, an education consultant and author, worked as both a mathematics teacher and as a mathematics specialist for the Phoenix Union High School District in Arizona. In the latter role, she coached and provided professional development to high school teachers and administrators related to quality mathematics teaching and learning and working in effective collaborative teams. She currently serves as a supervisor teacher for the University of Arizona Teach Program.

Mona has supervised the culture change from teacher isolation to professional learning communities, creating articulated standards and relevant district common assessments and providing ongoing professional development on best practices, equity and access, technology, response to intervention, high-quality grading practices, and assessment for learning.

As a writer and consultant, Mona works with educators and leaders nationwide to build collaborative teams, empowering them with effective strategies for aligning curriculum, instruction, and assessment to ensure all students receive high-quality mathematics instruction.

Mona is the current resident of NCSM – Leadership in Mathematics Education and has served NCSM in the roles of secretary (2007-2008), director of Western Region 1 (2012-2015), Second Vice-President (2015-2016), First Vice President (2016-2017), Marketing and E-news Editor (2017-2018), and President-elect (2018-2019). In addition to her work with NCSM, Mona has served as the president of Arizona Mathematics Leaders (2016-2018) and is the current past-president. She was named 2009 Phoenix Union High School District Teacher of the Year and in 2014, she received the Copper Apple Award for leadership in mathematics from the Arizona Association of Teachers of Mathematics.

Mona earned a bachelor of science from Arizona State University and a master of education in educational leadership from Northern Arizona University.

Georgina Rivera

Georgina Rivera

Georgina Rivera is currently the elementary STEM Supervisor for Bristol Public Schools in Connecticut. She has also served as an Interim Dean of Students for a Pre-K through Eighth Grade School, District Wide Math Coach, and started her career as a Middle School Mathematics teacher. She provides professional development and coaching focused on high quality math instruction, building professional learning teams, and culturally relevant math practices. During her coaching roles, she also served on school leadership teams to help develop a vision around mathematics instruction, create action steps for improving math instruction and monitored student progress through the use of common formative and summative assessments. She created the mathematics model for collaboration and coaching that is currently being used across her district in order to improve mathematics teaching and learning.

In addition to her work in district she has presented at NCSM, NCTM, ATOMIC, Trinity College and Central Connecticut State University on mathematics teaching and learning in elementary school. She was the recipient of the Bristol Teacher of the Year award and the first recipient of the Charlene Tate-Nichols award for contributions to mathematics education in the state of Connecticut. She is also on the NCSM- Leadership in Mathematics Education board as the Professional Learning Director (2019-2021).

Georgina earned a bachelor of science in elementary education, a master’s in math education and a masters in math educational leadership all from Central Connecticut State University.

Jenny Novak

Jenny Novak

Jennifer Rose Novak is currently the Director of Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment for Howard County Public Schools in Maryland. As curriculum director, she provides leadership in the implementation of standards-based curriculum, instruction, and professional learning for teachers and administrators. In her twenty years of service in public education, Jenny has served as a mathematics teacher, instructional coach, curriculum developer, author, and mathematics coordinator in Howard County, as well as a mathematics education associate for the Delaware Department of Education.

Supporting teacher growth and leadership development through coaching and professional learning is a passion for Jenny. She has designed and delivered a variety of professional learning experiences to support mathematics leaders, coaches, and administrators as critical leaders in mathematics education. She has also served as an adjunct professor for graduate courses for mathematics instructional leadership at McDaniel College and UMBC.

Jenny has served on a number of organizational boards, including MATHCOUNTS (2016-2019), the Delaware Mathematics Coalition (2016-2018), and the Maryland Council of Teachers of Mathematics (2009-present), for which she served as president (2015-2017). She is currently serving as one of the NCSM Professional Learning Directors (2019-2021).

Jenny earned a bachelor of science in mathematics with a concentration in secondary education from Towson University, and a masters in curriculum and instruction from McDaniel College.