News from the Central 2 Region
Sharon Rendon, Central 2 Regional Director
Summer 2018

Finally Summer. I am looking forward to some summer reading. I picked up a couple of new books at the annual conference and can’t wait to get started with the two in particular, Everything you Need for Mathematics Coaching by McGatha, Bay-Williams, Kobett and Wray and the Coaching and Collaboration book from the new Mathematics at Work series by Kanold, Toncheff, Larson, Barnes, Kanold-McIntyre, and Schuhl. Both these resources look to recap most of the latest work that has been happening around the teaching practices and provide coaches with tools to make their work more effective. I am also excited to share some of these tools with the administrators I work with along with the classroom teacher leaders I support. I would encourage you to pick up a new resource and reach out to a couple of colleagues to share in the learning.

Are you a coach? Do you support or lead coaches? Are you interested in starting a coaching program at your school or hiring a coach? Then the Summer Leadership Academy is a great opportunity for you to deepen your leaning around mathematics coaching. And great news is the institute is coming to a location very close to our region. It will be held in Denver, Co the end of July. Building Mathematics Leadership: Coaching


As you plan ahead for the upcoming fall, here are some great opportunities to collaborate and learn in our region:

2018 Event Location
July 30 – August 1 Summer Leadership Institute – Coaching Denver, CO
September 20 – 22 Nebraska State Conference Kearney, NE
October 8 Iowa State Conference West Des Moines, IA
November 1-3 NCTM Regional Kansas City, MO

For more information about each conference, check out the NCSM calendar of events. If you have an event to add to our regional calendar, let me know at


Thank you to our Central 2 Affiliates of NCSM. We appreciate your affiliation with us!

  • Minnesota Council of Teachers of Mathematics (MCTM)
  • Missouri Council of Supervisors of Mathematics (MoCSM)
  • North Dakota Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NDCTM)

If you would like to join this impressive list of affiliates, contact our Affiliate Group Chair, Nanci Smith. She’d love to work with you. Let’s keep this list growing!

Enjoy some rest and relaxation this summer and be sure to share your summer learning with another leader.