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Shawn Towle

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[ncsm-members] NCSM is now accepting proposals to host a 2015 NCSM Summer Leadership Academy
Posted: Jul 20, 2014 8:23 AM
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*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.

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
- Resources that mathematics education leaders and teachers can use to
help their systems grow in understanding and use of formative assessment
- 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

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.

Next Steps

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, Proposals are due by August 30, 2014. Please email
your proposal to Valerie Mills, NCSM President at

If you have any questions about hosting an NCSM Leadership Academy in your
location, contact Valerie Mills, NCSM President at or (248) 209-2586 and visit to learn more.

Shawn Towle
National Council of Supervisors of Mathematics (NCSM)

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