NCSM Virtual Leadership Seminars 2021-2022

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 three 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 develop a deeper understanding of foundational principles of coaching. Coaching 101 is designed for leaders who are new to a coaching role.
  • 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.
  • In Seminar 3, you will examine leadership actions for supporting culturally relevant teaching in mathematics. Leaders will leave equipped to analyze, adapt, and design culturally relevant tasks.

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.

Date November 8, 2021 February 7, 2022 March 7, 2022
Focus Bold Mathematics Leaders: Coaching 101 Bold Mathematics Leaders: Coaching Practices that Promote Equity and Access Bold Mathematics Leaders: Leadership Actions for Culturally Relevant Teaching in Mathematics Education
Times 10:30 A.M. to 4:30 P.M. EST 10:30 A.M. to 4:30 P.M. EST 10:30 A.M. to 4:30 P.M. EST

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


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November Agenda
February Agenda
March Agenda

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 each of the seminars will provide you with the opportunity to build your coaching skills to support your leadership work focused on equity and culturally relevant teaching.

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
One-Day $59 $99
Two-Day $99 $159
Three-Day $139 $219


Registration Deadlines

Please register by the following dates for each winter seminar:

  • November 3, 2021 for Bold Mathematics Leaders: Coaching 101 scheduled on November 8, 2021.
  • February 2, 2022 for Bold Mathematics Leaders: Coaching Practices that Promote Equity and Access on February 7, 2022.
  • March 2, 2022 for Bold Mathematics Leaders: Leadership Actions for Culturally Relevant Teaching in Mathematics Education on March 7, 2022.

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.

Paul Gray, Jr

NCSM President

Paul Gray, Jr,

Paul Gray currently serves as the Chief Curriculum Officer for Cosenza & Associates, LLC, in Dallas, Texas. Now in his 26th year in education, Paul taught mathematics and science to junior high school students in Chickasha, Oklahoma, and high school students in Houston, Texas, and has been a mathematics leader at the district and regional levels. He has also collaborated with and led writing teams for multiple print and digital instructional materials for K-12 mathematics, including Algebraic Reasoning, the only textbook adopted by the Texas State Board of Education in 2017 for the high school mathematics course, Algebraic Reasoning.

Paul holds a bachelors degree in meteorology from the University of Oklahoma, a masters degree in mathematics education from the University of Houston, and a doctorate in curriculum and instruction from the University of Houston. He has also served on the boards of directors for several professional organizations, including the Conference for the Advancement of Mathematics Teaching (CAMT), Texas Association of Supervisors of Mathematics (TASM), and the Texas Council of Teachers of Mathematics (TCTM). Paul is also a TCTM Past President (2008-2010).

A 7th generation Texan, Paul and his husband currently reside in Dallas, Texas, and enjoy spending time in their own slice of paradise known as Provincetown, Massachusetts.

Jenny Novak

NCSM Professional Learning Director

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-two 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 (2020-2022).

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.

Pam Seda

NCSM Professional Learning Director

Pam Seda

Dr. Pamela Seda is a veteran math educator with over 30 years of experience. She is the owner of Seda Educational Consulting, creator of The VANG Game math card game, and co-author of the book, Choosing to See: A Framework for Equity in the Math Classroom. She has held various positions in math education including high school math teacher, instructional coach, college math instructor, and district math supervisor. Dr. Seda has served as the Southeast Director for the Benjamin Banneker Association, and currently serves as the NCSM liaison for the Georgia Council of Supervisors of Mathematics (GCSM). Dr. Seda is passionate about changing how students experience mathematics, especially those from marginalized groups, and advocates for mathematics instruction that develops all students as mathematical thinkers and problem-solvers.

Pam earned a bachelor of arts in mathematics education from University of South Florida, a masters in mathematics education from Georgia State University, and a Ph.D. in Teaching and Learning with a concentration in Mathematics Education from Georgia State University.