Region E1 Report - Spring 2017

 

News from the Eastern 1 Region
Shawn Towle, Eastern 1 Regional Director
Spring 2017

Greetings to all NCSM members from Connecticut, New Hampshire, New York, Maine, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and Vermont! Here are some news items from our mathematics organizations and a few suggestions as we move to the end of another school year.

NCSM Annual Meeting April 3-5 (and Pre-conference April 2)

I'm looking forward to seeing many of you at the NCSM Annual Meeting in San Antonio. I'd like to invite you all to take part in the Eastern Region 1 Caucus Meeting. At the meeting, I'll be sharing some current NCSM initiatives and we'll be engaging in conversation about mathematics learning and leadership in Eastern 1. It is a great opportunity to network in the region and you are all invited to this session!

Session # 2607 3:30-4:30 PM Tuesday, April 4
NCSM Regional Caucus: Eastern Region 1
The caucus provides opportunities for you to connect, network, and celebrate regional success with fellow leaders. Your NCSM Regional Director and state/provincial leaders will share information on NCSM initiatives, national/provincial issues, and future events. There will be door prizes-we look forward to seeing you at the caucus.

NCSM Summer Leadership Academy in Bangor, Maine July 24-26, 2017

I am pleased to announce that E1 will be hosting this year's NCSM Summer Leadership Academy, July 24-26 (Monday-Wednesday) in Bangor, Maine. Connie Schrock, the new President of NCSM will be our keynote speaker. I hope that you can join us for three days of leadership learning!

Associated Teachers of Mathematics in Connecticut (ATOMIC)

ATOMIC is already making plans for their annual December conference to be held on Monday, December 4 at the Radisson hotel in Cromwell, CT. Save the date! Cathy Seeley will be this years' keynote speaker. Stay tuned for more information.

Association of Mathematics Teachers of New York State (AMTNYS)

AMTNYS will be hosting the New Cubed 2017 conference this summer at Siena College in Loudonville, NY from July 9-12. This joint conference of the Association of Teachers of Mathematics in New England (ATMNE) and Association of Teachers of Mathematics in New Jersey (ATMNJ) and AMTNYS began last summer with the first event being held at Iona College. The conference features speakers from all three affiliates and a STEM camp for children during the conference. The residential nature of this program offers opportunity for collaboration and networking in the evenings at several special events.

Association of Teachers of Mathematics in Maine (ATOMIM)

ATOMIM is running a 2-part series of dine and discuss sessions on formative assessment that follows up to the 2-part series started in 2016. The dine and discuss events are held in locations throughout the state.

ATOMIM was thrilled to have NCSM President John Staley keynote our state conference. The 2 day event (March 3-4) featured an "evening for leaders" that was a collaboration between ATOMIM and the University of Maine at Farmington math leadership program. We ended Friday evening with a bowling social event. On Saturday, ATOMIM held a traditional spring conference with sessions led by teachers from all parts of Maine and beyond. The conference was held at the beautiful Point Lookout Hotel and Conference Center in Northport, ME.

Association of Teachers of Mathematics in Massachusetts (ATMIM)

ATMIM recently hosted their annual spring meeting on March 24 at Assabet Valley Technical High School with the theme "Taking Risks in the New Frontier: Rigor, Reasoning, and Relevance. ATMIM is the co-host with ATMNE for the fall 2017 ATMNE conference on November 2-3, 2017.

ATMIM has also established the Margaret J. Kenney Presentation for their annual spring meetings. This presentation was given by Dr. Mary Sullivan "Take a risk: Be square in your math classroom!" Mary is a frequent and popular speaker at mathematics conferences and is Professor Emerita of Mathematics and Secondary Education at Rhode Island College and past director of RI STEM Center. Mary was a student, colleague and close friend of Peg Kenney. This honor will keep Peg's memory alive and celebrate her "timely, participatory and enlightening mathematics presentations" given throughout the years throughout New England.

The Association of Teachers of Mathematics in New England (ATMNE)

Plans are underway for the ATMNE Annual Conference to be held this year in Marlborough, MA at the Royal Plaza Hotel and Trade Center on November 2-3, 2017. This annual meeting brings together all 6 New England Affiliates and will be hosted this year, by the Association of Teachers of Mathematics in Massachusetts (ATMIM). The opening address will be given by Dr. Eric Milou of Rowan University with two lunch keynote speakers, Tracy Zager and Steve Leinwand. It is shaping up to be another fantastic New England Conference! Registration is open!

New Hampshire Teachers of Mathematics (NHTM)

NHTM recently held their Spring Dine and Discuss meeting featuring guest speaker Greg Tang. The topic featured was best practices and best ways to practice. NHTM also celebrates the success of mathematics teachers and leaders through their awards program. The 2017 Richard C. Evans Distinguished Mathematics Educator Awardee is Jess Jacques, Merrimack Valley School District Mathematics Specialist and Elisabeth Murphy is this year's recipient of the 2017 Fernand J. Prevost Mathematics Teaching Awardee. Elisabeth is a teacher from the Henry Moore School in Candia.

New York State Association of Mathematics Supervisors (NYSAMS)

NYSAMS has announced the New York State Mathematics Educators Hall of Fame Dinner and the NYSAMS Leadership Summit will be held at the Adams Mark Hotel and Conference Center in Buffalo on Thursday November 2, 2017, the day before the AMTNYS Conference (November 3-4)

Rhode Island Mathematics Teachers Association (RIMTA)

RIMTA joined NCSM as an affiliate this past fall. The RIMTA Spring meeting will be held on May 11, 4:00-8:00 PM and will feature Diane Briars as a keynote speaker to speak on "supporting productive struggle and posing purposeful questions, all while building procedural fluency through conceptual understanding."

Vermont Council of Teachers of Mathematics (VCTM)

VCTM recently held its first ever state-wide Math Fair in March for K-12 students. Looking forward to hearing how this new activity went!

ATTEND THE NCSM SUMMER ACADEMY JULY 24-26, 2017

The NCSM Summer Academy will be held in Bangor, Maine, July 24-26. We hope you can join us for the academy featuring keynote speaker, NCSM President Connie Schrock. Register today!

MAKE PLANS TO ATTEND A MATHEMATICS CONFERENCE

As you plan ahead for the summer and fall, here are some math conferences in our region:

2017EventLocation
May 11RIMTA Spring MeetingProvidence, RI
June 1UMF National Math Coaching ConferenceFarmington, ME
July 9-122nd Annual New Cubed ConferenceSiena College, Loudonville
July 24-26NCSM Summer Leadership AcademyBangor, ME
November 2NYSAMS Hall of Fame Dinner and Leadership SummitBuffalo, NY
November 2-3ATMNE Annual ConferenceMarlboro, MA
November 3-4AMTNYS 67th Annual Fall ConferenceBuffalo, NY
December 4ATOMIC Annual Meeting and ConferenceCromwell, CT

For more information about each conference, check out the NCSM calendar of events. If you have an event to be added to our regional calendar, let me know.

NCSM AFFILIATES

Thank you to our Eastern Region 1 Affiliates of NCSM. We appreciate your affiliation with us!

  • Association of Teachers of Mathematics in Maine (ATOMIM)
  • Association of Teachers of Mathematics in New England (ATMNE)
  • Boston Area Mathematics Specialists (BAMS)
  • New York State Association of Mathematics Supervisors (NYSAMS)
  • Rhode Island Mathematics Teachers Association (RIMTA)
  • Vermont Math Leadership Council (VMLC) soon to be (VCTM)

All the best,
Shawn

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