*Mathematics Leadership At Work: Tools and Strategies to Optimize Instruction and grow Achievement*
NCSM is now accepting invitations to host its 2015 three-day NCSM Leadership Academy, Mathematics Leadership at Work: Tools and Strategies to Optimize Teaching and Grow Achievement. These Academies are extremely successful and regularly sell-out before the close of advance registration. We are only able to support a limited number of sites each summer and therefore encourage hosting sites to apply as early as possible.
PROPOSAL DEADLINE: AUGUST 30, 2014 Why Host an NCSM Leadership Academy?
- To bring an NCSM national professional development experience to large numbers of mathematics education leaders in your district and surrounding area. (Minimize travel costs!) - To engage all members of your local leadership team in a shared professional learning and planning experience. - To negotiate dates that best suits your need (between June 22 and August 15, 2015).
Who Should Attend an NCSM Leadership Academy?
Mathematics specialists/coaches, teacher leaders, administrators, coordinators, mentors, directors, supervisors, department chairs, or anyone who influences and supports others in mathematics education will greatly benefit from this practical and inspired Academy. Teams are especially encouraged to attend as the Academy provides an extraordinary opportunity to collaborate on-site work setting goals and planning next steps for the 2015-2016 school year. Leadership Academy Features
- National speakers - 8 hours of daily plenary and grade level breakouts - elementary, middle, and high school. - Rich and engaging content explicitly designed for mathematics education leaders - Practical suggestions and specific next steps for site work - Research-based strategies for getting results - Materials, resources, and strategies to use in your setting - Networking among leaders from other states and countries - Continental breakfast and lunch each day of the Academy
2015 Leadership Academy Focus
A variety of information, resources, and support for mathematics leaders in their work with teachers around the CCSS-M instruction and assessment systems including:
- Analyzing the quality and efficacy of digital instructional tools and learning to leverage the tools to improve learning and success on the CCSS assessment. - Resources that mathematics education leaders and teachers can use to help their systems grow in understanding and use of formative assessment strategies; - Using a knowledge of learning trajectories to support better understanding and implementation of the CCSS-M - Using research-informed best practices in teaching and learning, as described by the eight CCSS Mathematical Practices Standards; and - Information and discussion sessions regarding the effective use of data from the first administration of the SBAC and the PARCC Assessment Consortia
Among the Responsibilities of the Host
- Guarantee 45 paid attendees with paid registrations completed by May 15, 2015. - Provide meeting space for at least 100 attendees. Specific space requirements are as follows: - One general session meeting room set in crescent rounds of 6 (or equivalent) for 125 people. - Two breakout rooms set in crescent rounds of 6 (or equivalent) for 40 people each. - All three rooms should also accommodate a head table for the speakers, a LCD projector and screen. - Provide either space or a separate room for lunch. - Space for two 6' tables for registration area - must have access to electricity and placed outside the meeting room. - Space for three or four 6' tables for Sponsor display's placed outside the meeting room. - Work with NCSM to promote and guarantee 100 Academy attendees. - Provide 3 hotel recommendations and logistical contacts to NCSM. - Provide the name of 3 catering companies.
If you are interested in hosting a 2015 NCSM Leadership Academy, please submit a proposal to us. Proposal forms can be found on the NCSM Website, mathedleadership.org. Proposals are due by August 30, 2014. Please email your proposal to Valerie Mills, NCSM President at Valerie.Mills@oakland.k12.mi.us
NCSM is a mathematics leadership organization for educational leaders that provides professional learning opportunities necessary to support and sustain improved student achievement. Visit us at: http://mathedleadership.org