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October 2015
National Council of Supervisors of Mathematics

What's New at NCSM
The deadline for the NCSM Ross Taylor/Glenn Gilbert National Leadership Award is quickly approaching!  This prestigious award recognizes those who have made significant contributions to math education. Please submit your nominations online before Nov 1!

Happenings in Mathematics Education
The Annual Conference for the Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators (AMTE) will be held January 28-30, 2016, in Irvine, CA. Regular registration ends November 30, so sign up today!

Welcome to the October 2015

The NCSM eNews is published monthly. Our goal is to provide the NCSM community with current happenings for both the NCSM organization and mathematics education. Please let us know if you have suggestions for future editions. Enjoy the fall season.

Babette M. Benken, eNews Editor 
Message from the NCSM President, John Staley 

It is an exciting time of the year as we are just days away from the start of our Fall Leadership seminars-Atlantic City, NJ; Minneapolis, MN; and Nashville, TN. My hope is that many NCSM leaders of all levels will have an opportunity to join us for the day as we engage in rich conversations around the theme of "IT'S TIME-Using Imperatives to Support and Motivate Leaders in Mathematics Education: Shifting Beliefs and Mindsets." http://www.mathedleadership.org/events/fallseminars.html

As the NCSM Board continues to ask "Where are we in supporting and engaging our membership?", the Fall Leadership seminars allow us to check our progress and make improvements. I also invite you to share ideas about how we can grow and support mathematics leaders at all levels by email jstaley@mathedleadership.org or twitter @mathEdLeaders, #NCSMHT.

Have a great month.

It's Time for the NCSM 2015 Fall Seminars

The 2015 Fall Seminars will present the theme: IT'S TIME: Using Imperatives to Support and Motivate Leaders in Mathematics Education: Shifting Beliefs and Mindsets.
"For leaders in mathematics education, understanding the role that beliefs play in the work of teachers is crucial to providing targeted guidance and support for teachers of mathematics...A teacher's mindset can influence his or her approach to teaching mathematics...Like nurturing a guiding vision, leaders and teams of leaders must attend to shifting beliefs and mindsets of those who impact school mathematics programs" (It's TIME, pp. 12-14).
During the one-day seminar, participants will
  • Address the beliefs and mindsets that guide actions and determine willingness to change.
  • Learn, explore, and discuss teacher and student mindsets related to learning mathematics.
  • Think about and discuss the following questions: 
    • Do we address the teaching and learning of mathematics with a fixed mindset or a growth mindset?
    • How does this impact our actions as leaders of mathematics?
The NCSM Fall Seminars are held on the Wednesday prior to the NCTM Regionals from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM. Join us for a value-packed day at three different locations and dates:
October 21, 2015 - Atlantic City, NJ (Resorts Casino Hotel)
November 11, 2015 - Minneapolis, MN (Hyatt Regency Minneapolis)
November 18, 2015 - Nashville, TN (Renaissance Hotels Nashville).

Please join John Staley, NCSM President, Pat Baltzley and Lisa Scott, NCSM Summer Academy & Fall Seminar Directors, along with other leaders in mathematics education at these one-day seminars! Register now.

Annual Conference: April 11-13, 2016

Annual Conference
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