Message from the NCSM President, John Staley
Continuing the conversation-"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 support teachers as they deal with eliminating deficit views of mathematics learning for children, family, and communities because of race, class, language, and culture. How do you see teachers' views playing out in the classes you visit and the conversations you have with others? Who else needs to join your conversations and help influence the thinking and work that you are doing?
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 http://tinyurl.com/NCSM-MRA, Twitter- #NCSM-MRA, or by email [email protected], include NCSM-MRA in the subject line.
Have a great summer.
NCSM Kay Gilliland Equity Lecture Award
Kay Gilliland gave her time, energy, services and skills to work for equity in mathematics education for all students, especially low-income, black, Latino, and indigenous peoples. Each year NCSM honors her legacy by presenting a person of like mind and work ethic with the Kay Gilliland Equity Lecture Award. The awardee will be invited to present his/her lecture at the 2017 NCSM Annual Conference in San Antonio, Texas in April. Please visit the NCSM awards page on the website to nominate a candidate for this award.
Nominations are open through October 1, 2016.