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May 2016
National Council of Supervisors of Mathematics
What's Happening in Mathematics Education
The deadline to submit a proposal to present at the Association of Math Teacher Educators' (AMTE) next Annual Conference is Sunday, May 15. Information about the submission process can be found on the AMTE website. The conference will be held February 9-11, 2017, in Orlando.


Leadership Resources
Professional Learning Opportunities at NCSM in 2016-17! Mathematics Leadership in a Time of Change: Building Leaders at all Levels

NCSM is striving to provide year-long professional learning opportunities that follow the theme of Mathematics Leadership in a Time of Change: Building Leaders at all Levels utilizing It's Time and PRIME resources. Please join us for one or more events!

Summer Leadership Academy
What: Summer Leadership Academy
Where: Adlai Stevenson High School, Lincolnshire, IL
When: July 18-20, 2016

Fall Seminars
What: Phoenix Fall Seminar
Where: Phoenix, AZ
When: October 25, 2016

What: St. Louis Fall Seminar
Where:  St. Louis, MO
When: November 16, 2016

Winter Leadership Academy (NEW)
What:  Winter Leadership Academy
Where: Atlanta, GA
When: December 2-4, 2016

The Summer Academy is about the Curriculum Leadership Principle; the Fall Seminars will expand on Curriculum Leadership; and, the NEW Winter Academy will take on the Teaching and Learning Leadership Principle. Threaded throughout all professional learning opportunities will be shifting mindsets and beliefs about teaching and learning mathematics.

What's New at NCSM

Explore NCSM's latest professional learning tool.  Our first NCSM app is a blended-learning resource, designed to move PL experiences flexibly & powerfully into today's digital landscape. It allows leaders to consider district readiness in key areas of technology and to learn about & share related information to raise the bar on the use of digital resources in the mathematics classroom.  The first module, Selecting Hardware for Learning, contains 4 powerful briefs, video, and more.  Go to www.ncsmplc.org to create a free account by opening any of the resources and get started learning today!!

Welcome to the May 2016

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. As your academic year comes to a close, I hope that you find time for reflection on your many successes.

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

As we continue our work around shifting the conversation from an emphasis on "standards and assessments" to making mathematics meaningful, relevant, and accessible for each and every student, I would like to invite you to join me in a conversation around "How might we" make mathematics more meaningful, relevant, and accessible for ALL students? As you think of your role and the work you do to support mathematics teachers, take a moment to reflect on how you interpret the three key words: meaningful, relevant, and accessible. How do you see this playing out in the teachers you work with, the classes you visit, the students, and the conversations you have with others? What opportunities exist to move our work further in this area? How might NCSM better support you in this work? Take a moment and share your thoughts: post to http://tinyurl.com/NCSM-MRA, Twitter- #NCSM-MRA, or by email [email protected], include NCSM-MRA in the subject line.
Have a great end of the year!

Nominations for 2017 NCSM Positions

Make a difference in NCSM and mathematics education.
Make your online nominations on the NCSM website
NCSM Board nominations remain open until midnight on Sunday, May 15!
Consider running for an open Board position or nominating someone for a position.
The four important open 2017 Board positions are:
 Second Vice President-serves as the 2017 NCSM Annual Conference Volunteer Management & Recruitment Chair, and
serves as the 2018 NCSM Annual Conference Program Chair, Washington, D.C.
 3 Regional Directors-they work with and serve in the following regions:
  • Regional Director, Central 2 (Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wisconsin)
  • Regional Director, Eastern 2 (Delaware, District of Columbia, Maryland, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, West Virginia)
  • Regional Director, Western 2 (California, Far West: American Samoa, Federated States (Guam, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Northern Mariana Island, Palau Islands), Hawaii, Military AP: AFO/APO, Oregon, Washington).
Please ask your nominee if he or she is willing to run for office. 
Visit the NCSM website to learn more or contact me, NCSM Nominations Chair, should you need more information or have questions.
Thank you for your nomination!!!
Steve Viktora
NCSM Nominations Chair

NCSM Annual Conference: Call for Proposals

The NCSM 49th Annual Conference will be held in San Antonio, Texas (April 3-5, 2017). Submit a proposal to share your expertise with your mathematics education colleagues.

The deadline to submit proposals is June 1st! 

Ever wanted to get more involved with NCSM? Now is your chance! We are looking for program proposal reviewers and potential committee members. If you are interested, we encourage you to signup. Please fill out the volunteer form at the link below by May 20th.

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