Themes and "The Year of Leadership" History

 

2014-2015Shining the Light on Learning: A Vision for Mathematics Leaders
Location/Dates
Boston, MA
April 13-15, 2015

The Year of Leadership

  • Launched "Jump Start Formative Assessment" on the NCSM Website.
  • Participated in the establishment of the "Mathematics Education Strategic Advocacy Summit" along with NCTM, AMTE, and ASSM.
  • Held the 17th NCSM Leadership Academy "Mathematics Leadership at Work: Deepening Formative Assessment to Prepare for the Next Generation Summative Assessments" (June 30-July 2, 2014 at the Wyndham Riverfront Hotel, North Little Rock, AR).
  • Published the leadership position paper, "Improving Student Achievement by Infusing Highly Effective Instructional Strategies into Multi-Tiered Support Systems (MTSS) - Response to Intervention (RtI) Tier 2 Instruction".
  • Distributed the joint White Paper of NCSM and COSN (Consortium for School Networking), "Mathematics Education in the Digital Age".
  • Established "Policies and Procedures for the NCSM List Serv".
  • Presented the 10th NCSM Leadership Webinar, "Jump Starting Formative Assessment: A Resource for Leaders".
  • Presented the 9th NCSM Webinar, "It's TIME to Lead - A Call to Action for Mathematics Leaders".
  • Presented the 8th NCSM Webinar, "NCSM Great Tasks with TI Technology".
2013-2014Jazzed Up Mathematics Leadership: Building Systems to Trumpet Achievement
Location/Dates
New Orleans, LA
April 7-9, 2014

The Year of Leadership

  • Published It's TIME: Themes and Imperatives for Mathematics Education.
  • Distributed the joint leadership position paper of NCSM and AMTE, "Improving Student Achievement in Mathematics Through Formative Assessment in Instruction".
  • Published the leadership position paper, "Improving Student Achievement by Implementing Highly Effective Teacher Evaluation Practices".
  • Published the leadership position paper, "Improving Student Achievement in Mathematics by Using Manipulatives in Classroom Instruction".
  • Launched "Great Modeling Tasks in Three Acts" on the NCSM Website.
  • Presented the 7th NCSM Webinar "The Future of Math Education: A panel Discussion of Promising Practices".
  • Held the 16th NCSM Leadership Academy "Mathematics Leadership at Work: Formative Assessment in Support of the Common Core State Standards and Assessment" (July 23-25, 2013 at the Courtyard by Marriott Monrovia, Monrovia, CA and July 29-31, 2013 at the Columbus Public Schools Administration Building, Columbus, OH).
  • Launched the NCSM conference app.
2012-2013Reaching the Peak of Mathematics Leadership: Guiding Teaching to Support Student Learning
Location/Dates
Denver, CO
April 15-17, 2013

The Year of Leadership

  • Published Great Tasks for Mathematics K-5.
  • Published Great Tasks for Mathematics 6-12.
  • Published the leadership position paper, "Improving Student Achievement by Infusing Highly Effective Instructional Strategies in RtI Tier I Instruction".
  • Co-published with NCTM and NAGC (National Association for Gifted Children) Common Core Standards for Mathematics with Gifted and Advanced Learners.
  • Established the "Kay Gilliland Equity Lecture Series". Miriam Leiva gave the first lecture at the 2013 annual conference.
  • Partnered woth other mathematics education organizations to establish the Committee on Teachers as Professionals (C-TaP).
  • Established electronic, subscription, and student memberships.
  • Launched the PRIMEd Principal Blog" on the NCSM Website.
  • Presented the 5th NCSM Webinar " Transitioning to the CCSS with the Support of NCSM's 'Great Tasks' for Mathematics"
  • Presented the 6th NCSM Webinar "Measuring Math that Matters: the PARCC and Smarter Balanced Approaches to Assessment"
  • Held the 15th NCSM Leadership Academy "Mathematics Leadership at Work: Moving the Common Core State Standards from Vision to Action" (June 25-27, 2012 at the Allegheny Intermediate Unit, Homestead, PA and July 31 - August 2, 2012 at the Sonoma County Education Center, Santa Rosa, CA).
2011-2012Life Liberty and Mathematics for All: NCSM Leads the Way
Location/Dates
Philadelphia, PA
April 23-25, 2012

The Year of Leadership

  • Published the leadership position paper, "Improving Student Achievement in Mathematics by Expanding Learning Opportunities for the Young".
  • Published the leadership position paper, "Improving Student Achievement in Mathematics by Expanding Opportunities for Our Most Promising Students of Mathematics".
  • Published the "Facilitator's Guide for NCSM Position Papers".
  • Launched "Illustrating the Standards for Mathematical Practice" on the NCSM website.
  • Launched "Coaching Corner: Resources for Mathematics Specialists" on the NCSM website.
  • Launched the "Members Only" section on the NCSM website.
  • Established "Hot Topics Conversation Café" at the annual conference.
  • Established the process for affiliate membership.
  • Offered "The Marshall Memo" as an NCSM membership benefit.
  • Joined the MC3 (Mathematics Common Core Coalition).
  • Began participation in the Presidents' Exchange that encourages partnerships among various mathematics organizations.
  • Presented the 3rd NCSM Webinar " Implementing the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics: The CCSS Curriculum Mathematics Analysis Tools".
  • Presented the 4th NCSM Webinar "New Resources for Implementing the Standards for Mathematical Practices".
  • Held the 15th NCSM Leadership Academy "Mathematics Leadership at Work: Moving the Common Core State Standards from Vision to Action" (June 21-23, 2011 at the GE Energy Headquarters, Atlanta, GA).
2010-2011On Track for Student Success: Mathematics Leaders Making a Difference
Location/Dates
Indianapolis, IN
April 11-13, 2011

The Year of Leadership

  • Published the leadership position paper, "Improving Student Achievement in Mathematics by Systematically Integrating Effective Technology".
  • Distributed a joint public statement of NCTM, NCSM, ASSM and AMTE, "Mathematics Education Organizations Unite to Support the Implementation of the Common Core State Standards".
  • Distributed a joint position paper of AMTE, ASSM, NCSM and NCTM, "The Role of Elementary Mathematics Specialists in the Teaching and Learning of Mathematics".
  • Instituted a joint session with at the annual conference with the NCTM Research Pre-Session.
  • Launched NCSM "eNEWS".
  • Entered into partnership with the "Elementary Mathematics Specialist and Teacher Leaders Project (ems&tl)".
  • Entered into partnership with the "Common Core State Standards Curriculum Analysis Tool Project" with the University of Louisville Kentucky.
  • Entered into partnership with the "Situations Project" at Penn State University and University of Georgia. NCSM will assist in creating a facilitator's guide for use with the Situations.
  • Presented the 1st NCSM Webinar "Getting Started with the Common Core State Standards: First Step for Mathematics Leaders".
  • Presented the 2nd NCSM Webinar "Deeper Dive Into the Common Core State Standards: Leading With the Mathematical Practices".
  • Held the 14th NCSM Leadership Academy "PRIME Leadership: Stomping on the Gap!" (June 15-18, 2010 at the Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy, Aurora, IL; June 22-25, 2010 at the Harris County Conference Center, Houston, TX; and August 16-19, 2010 at Stuyvesant High School, New York, NY).
2009-2010Charting a Course to Mathematics Leadership
Location/Dates
San Diego, CA
April 19-21, 2010

The Year of Leadership

  • Published the leadership position paper, "Improving Student Achievement in Mathematics by Addressing the Needs of the English Language Learner".
  • Published the leadership position paper, "Improving Student Achievement in Mathematics by Promoting Positive Self Beliefs".
  • Amended the "Glenn Gilbert National Leadership Award" to the "Ross Taylor/Glenn Gilbert National Leadership Award".
  • Established emeritus membership.
  • Redesigned the NCSM Website.
  • Held the 13th NCSM Leadership Academy "PRIME Leadership: Stomping on the Gap!" (July 14-17 2009 at the Zermatt Resort & Conference Destination, Midway, UT and July 15-18, 2009 at the Indian University - Purdue University Indianapolis in Indianapolis, IN).
  • Launched the NCSM Facebook page.
2008-2009It's PRIME Time: Learning and Leading Together
Location/Dates
Washington, DC
April 19-21, 2009

The Year of Leadership

  • Published the leadership position paper, "Improving Student Achievement by Leading Highly Effective Assessment Practices".
  • Published the leadership position paper, "Improving Student Achievement in Mathematics for Students with Special Needs".
  • Wrote and distributed "Becoming a PRIME Leader".
  • Instituted the NCSM Display Booth at the annual conference to promote membership, events, and products.
  • Participated in the NCTM Equity Summit to establish an Equity Coalition of mathematics education organization.
  • Launched Leadership Seminars at NCTM regional conferences.
  • Held the 12th NCSM Leadership Academy "Become a PRIME Leader: Building Professional Learning Communities for Equity and Excellence" (July 15-18, 2008 at the Zermatt Resort & Conference Destination, Midway, UT and July 27-August 1, 2008 at the Marriott Hunt Valley Inn, Hunt Valley, MD).
  • Established the NCSM Linked-In Group.
  • Launched the NCSM Twitter account.
2007-2008Taking Leaders to New Heights
Location/Dates
Salt Lake City, UT
April 7-9, 2008

The Year of Leadership

  • Published The PRIME Leadership Framework: Principles and Indicators for Mathematics Leaders.
  • Published the leadership position paper, "Improving Student Achievement by Leading the Pursuit of a Vision for Equity".
  • Published the leadership position paper, "Improving Student Achievement by Leading Sustained Professional Learning for Mathematics Content and Pedagogical Knowledge Development".
  • Published the leadership position paper, "Improving Student Achievement by Leading Effective and Collaborative Teams of Mathematics Teachers".
  • Established sponsor technology showcases as part of the annual conference.
  • Redesigned the NCSM logo.
  • Revised the NCSM Vision and Mission statements.
  • Held the 11th NCSM Leadership Academy "E2 = Building Professional Learning Communities for Equity and Excellence" (July 17-20, 2007 at the Zermatt Resort & Conference Destination, Midway, UT).
2006-2007Achieve Success - Come to the Well of Leadership Resources
Location/Dates
Atlanta, GA
March 19-21, 2007

The Year of Leadership

  • Distributed NCSM Monograph #5 "Leadership to Math Success for All".
  • Distributed "Ensuring the Effectiveness of a Professional Development Program: What Research says to Professional Development Participants".
  • Distributed "Delivering a High Quality Professional Development Program: What Research says to Providers".
  • Oral addresses and written input given to the National Mathematics Advisory Panel (NMP).
  • Held the 10th NCSM Leadership Academy "E2 = Building Professional Learning Communities for Equity and Excellence" (July 18-21, 2006 at the Yarrow Resort & Conference Center, Park City, UT).
2005-2006Math Leaders Catch the Spirit
Location/Dates
St. Louis, MO
April 24-26, 2006

The Year of Leadership

  • Distributed NCSM Monograph #4 "Leadership for Student Achievement in Mathematics".
  • Established the Annual Conference Committee structure and the Annual Conference Planning Manual.
  • NCSM Past Presidents hosted a three-hour workshop for new leaders at the annual conference.
  • Launched the Report Summary Service, "The Kansky Reports".
  • Established the "Iris Carl Mathematics Leadership Fund".
  • Co-sponsored "Dynamic Classroom Assessment Core Facilitator Training. (June 27-29, 2005 at John Carroll Universiy).
  • Held the 9th NCSM Leadership Academy "E2 = Building Learning Communities for Equity and Excellence" (July 19-22, 2005 at the Yarrow Resort & Conference Center, Park City, UT).
2004-2005Where Mathematics Lives
Location/Dates
Anaheim, CA
April 4-6, 2005

The Year of Leadership

  • Distributed NCSM Monograph #3 "Developing Students' Algebraic Reasoning Abilities".
  • Launched "Spotlight on Members" section in the NCSM Newsletter.
  • Held the 8th NCSM Leadership Academy "E2 = Building Learning Communities for Equity and Excellence" (July 28-31, 2004 at the Yarrow Resort & Conference Center, Park City, UT).
2003-2004Theme: "A Tradition of Leadership"

The Year of Leadership

  • Distributed NCSM Monograph #2 "Challenging Young Children Mathematically".
  • Instituted online speaker proposal forms for the annual conference.
  • Established levels of sponsorship and sponsorship opportunities at the annual conference.
  • Outlined the process for advertisements in the NCSM Newsletter and the annual conference program booklet.
  • Established sponsor showcases and a sponsor display area as part of the annual conference.
  • Sponsored TODOS in becoming an NCTM affiliate.
  • NCSM incorporated as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.
  • Held the 7th NCSM Leadership Academy "Developing Leadership Skills" (July 10-12, 2003 at the Yarrow Resort & Conference Center, Park City, UT).
  • Held the 2nd "Strategies to Focus Administrators on Mathematics" Leadership Academy (July 10-12, 2003 at the Yarrow Resort & Conference Center, Park City, UT).
2002-2003Theme: "Achieve Excellence: Focus on Knowledge, Practice, and Policy"

The Year of Leadership

  • Distributed NCSM Monograph #1 "Activating Mathematical Talent".
  • Instituted electronic voting for Board positions.
  • NCSM Vision and Mission statements revised.
  • Held the 6th NCSM Leadership Academy "Developing Leadership Skills" (July 17-22, 2002 at the Hutchinson Island Marriott Beach Resort & Marina, Hutchinson Island, FL).
  • Held the 1st "Strategies to Focus Administrators on Mathematics" Leadership Academy (July 17-22, 2002 at the Hutchinson Island Marriott Beach Resort & Marina, Hutchinson Island, FL).
2001-2002Theme: "Seize the Opportunity: Provide the Leadership"

The Year of Leadership

  • Established the CASIO-NCSM Mathematics Leadership Fellows Scholarships.
  • Entered into partnership with Houghton Mifflin and McDougall Littell Publishing Companies for the production of five monographs.
  • New membership brochure updated and redesigned by Texas Instruments.
  • Held the 5th NCSM Leadership Academy (July 11-15, 2001 at the Oglebay Resort, Wheeling, WV).
  • Held the second Advanced Leadership Academy (July 10-13, 2001 at the Oglebay Resort, Wheeling, WV).
2000-2001Theme: "Making Decisions in the Year 2001: How Will You Change Mathematics Education?"

The Year of Leadership

  • Third printing of NCSM's monograph, "Future Basics: Developing Numerical Power".
  • Held the 4th NCSM Leadership Academy (July 19-23, 2000 at the Wigwam Resort, Litchfield, AZ).
  • Held the first Advanced NCSM Leadership Academy (July 18-21, 2000 at the Wigwam Resort, Litchfield, AZ).
1999-2000Leading Systemic Change: Promising Practices and Lessons Learned

The Year of Leadership

  • The Teaching Module from the TIMSS Resource Kit was made available to NCSM members for just the cost of postage/handling.
  • Held the third NCSM Leadership Academy (July 15-18, 1999 at The Inn at Prospector Square, Park City, Utah)
1998-1999Mathematics Leaders for the Next Millennium: A Bridge to the Future

The Year of Leadership

  • Second printing of NCSM's monograph, "Future Basics: Developing Numerical Power"
  • Held the second NCSM Leadership Academy (July 16-19, 1998 at Boston University Corporate Education Center, Tyngsboro, Massachusetts)
  • Wrote and distributed the leadership position paper, "Focusing the Dialogue: Suggestions for Engaging in Productive Discourse on the Future of School Mathematics"
  • Published the fourth NCSM Source Book: "Mathematics for All: A Source Book of Essential Information for Leaders in Mathematics Equity"
1997-1998Tools, Ideas, and Practical Strategies (TIPS) for Keeping the Math Revolution Alive and Well

The Year of Leadership

  • Expanded opportunities in extended sessions at the annual conference
  • Published the monograph, "Future Basics: Developing Numerical Power" (by Randall Charles and Joanne Lobato)
  • NCSM members received "Partners in Change Handbook"
  • Wrote and distributed the leadership position paper, "Improving Student Achievement Through Designated District and School Mathematics Program Leaders"
  • Held the first NCSM Leadership Academy (July 17-20, 1997 at McDonald's Corporation Facilities, Oak Brook, Illinois)
1996-1997Taking the Lead in Challenging Times

The Year of Leadership

  • The "Journal of Mathematics Education Leadership" is launched
  • Published the third NCSM Source Book: "Supporting Improvement in Mathematics Education: A Public Relations Source Book"
  • Launched and piloted the Leadership Development Academy
  • Initiated the NCSM Web site
1995-1996What's New! What's Working! What If?

The Year of Leadership

  • Held extended pre-conference sessions for the first time
  • Published the second NCSM Source Book: "Great Tasks and More!! A Source Book of Camera-Ready Resources on Mathematics Assessment"
  • NCSM members received a copy of Getting It Together
1994-1995Reengineering for the Twenty-First Century

The Year of Leadership

  • Initiated poster sessions at annual conference
  • Published the first NCSM Source Book: "Supporting Leaders in Mathematics Education"
  • Created the "Leadership in Mathematics Education" position paper
  • Initiated an online network for NCSM members
  • Established an ongoing Leadership Fund to support initiatives and obtained funding from a corporate sponsor and from publishers
1993-1994The Community of Mathematics Leaders: The Essential Link for the Future

The Year of Leadership

  • Developed a new NCSM logo
  • Expanded membership of NCSM to include all mathematics education leaders
  • Established task forces on: Advocating Mathematics Leadership; Leadership Development; Formal and Informal Links with Other Groups; Expanding Networking; NCSM Membership Promotion
  • Modified the structure of annual meeting to allow more interaction and input
1992-1993Mathematics Leadership in a Matrix of Change

The Year of Leadership

  • NCSM members received copies of Mathematics Assessment: Myths, Models, Good Questions, and Practical Suggestions (NCTM) and For Good Measure-Principles and Goals for Mathematics Assessment (MSEB), and Measuring Up: Prototypes for Mathematics Assessment (MSEB)
1991-1992Transforming Equity and Excellence through Leadership

The Year of Leadership

  • NCSM members provided copies of "A Call for Change" (MSEB) and "Counting on You" (MSEB)
  • NCSM joins ASSM in the development of a guide for the selection of instructional materials
  • NCSM networks through MSELNET, the computer network for mathematics and science educators
1990-1991

The Year of Leadership

  • NCSM Members provided copies of "On The Shoulders of Grants" (MSEB)
  • NCSM received Exxon Foundation grant to fund writing team to develop NSF proposal to carry out a follow-up to "Leading Mathematics: Education into the 21st Century"
1989-1990Implementing the Standards: Focus on Assessment

The Year of Leadership

  • Permanent NCSM mailing address acquired
  • NCSM members received the Executive Summary of the Curriculum and Evaluation Standards (NCTM), the MSEB document, "Reshaping School Mathematics", and the book "Alternative Assessments In Mathematics" from the California Mathematics council and the Equals project
1988-1989Implementing the Standards

The Year of Leadership

  • NCSM members provided copies of "The Curriculum and Evaluation Standards for School Mathematics" (NCTM) and "Everybody Counts: A Report on the State of Mathematics Education" (MSEB)
  • NCSM published the position statement, "Essential Mathematics for the 21st Century"
  • NCSM expanded cooperative efforts with other organizations and agencies; PTA Math Kits provided for members
  • Task forces established on: Curriculum and Instruction, Effecting Change, and Staff Development
1987-1988NCSM Celebrates Twenty Years of Leadership

The Year of Leadership

  • A member from each region assigned to every standing committee
  • At least two current publications provided all NCSM members annually
  • NCSM Basic Skills Statement revised
  • Regional caucuses initiated
1986-1987Pressures for Change

The Year of Leadership

  • Workshop for new supervisors initiated
  • NCSM members received two publications: Facilitating Evaluation: The Role of the Mathematics Supervisor and The Underachieving Curriculum--Assessing US School Mathematics from an International Perspective
1985-1986Helping Elementary, Secondary, and College Mathematics Supervisors

The Year of Leadership

  • NCSM certificates for Excellence in Mathematics initiated
  • National Metric Awareness Week recognition announced
  • Ideas Exchange reinstated
1984-1985

The Year of Leadership

  • A conference fee initiated
  • Amendments to the constitution proposed relating audit procedures and the fiscal year
  • Funding for a new publication effort authorized
1983-1984

The Year of Leadership

  • An HP 120 microcomputer purchased by NCSM for processing membership information
  • NCSM announced the establishment of the Mathematical Sciences Education Board (MSEB)
1982-1983Focusing on: Computers, Basic Skills, the Gifted and Talented, and Retraining/Recruitment of Teachers

The Year of Leadership

  • First Glenn Gilbert Award presented
  • NCSM contributed to the distribution of a Mathematics Association of America poster on the importance of studying
  • The new Math Counts competition sponsored by the Society of Professional Engineers announced
  • The Conference Board of the Mathematical Sciences publication, "The Mathematical Sciences Curriculum, K-12: What Is Still Fundamental and What Is Not", presented and distributed
  • Caucus meetings scheduled as an integral part of the programs
1981-1982Communications in Mathematics

The Year of Leadership

  • NCSM initiated publication of a special newsletter, The Supergram
  • The Glenn Gilbert Award established
  • NCSM sponsored a trophy for the Atlantic Region Mathematics League
1980-1981Your Leadership Role

The Year of Leadership

  • NCSM presented a special plaque in memory of the outstanding services of Glenn Gilbert
  • Examination of expanded skills initiated
1979-1980Problem Solving and Technology

The Year of Leadership

  • New constitution implemented
  • Regional Directors elected
  • Prior efforts to publish a supervisors handbook modified to publish a monograph, "So You are a Mathematics Supervisor", jointly with NCTM
  • Supervisors handbook distributed to NCSM members.
  • NCSM received award from the Association Teachers of Mathematics of Philadelphia and Vicinity for the NCSM Position Paper on Basic Skills
1978-1979

The Year of Leadership

  • The new constitution distributed to NCSM members
  • Procedures for publications reviewed
1977-1978Brighter Futures for Mathematics

The Year of Leadership

  • The Constitution revised to provide for: president-elect position, appointment of treasurer, empowerment of Executive Board to set dues
  • Constitutional changes by ballot
  • Completion of several chapters of the Supervisors Handbook
1976-1977NCSM Steams Forward to Basics

The Year of Leadership

  • Basic Skills Task Force Conference supported with funding from the National Institute of Education
  • NCSM Position Statement on Basic Mathematical Skills published
  • Pre-conference NCTM Leadership Course offered NCSM members
1975-1976

The Year of Leadership

  • ICME Report sent to all NCSM members NCSM Basic Skills Committee appointed
  • Efforts implemented to expand public relations
1974-1975

The Year of Leadership

  • All meal functions sponsored by publishers
  • Work progressed on the Mathematics Supervisors Handbook
  • Public Relations Committee established
  • Committee on Relations with Government established
1973-1974

The Year of Leadership

  • NCSM Membership Directory initiated
  • Work progressed on the development of a Mathematics Supervisors Handbook jointly with NCTM
  • Constitutional amendments provided for NCSM affiliates and a broadened membership
1972-1973

The Year of Leadership

  • Survey on interest in Mathematics Supervisors Handbook
  • Survey on preparation of mathematics supervisors and NSF Institutes
1971-1972

The Year of Leadership

  • Materials exchange initiated
  • Constitution amended to revise the process of electing officers
  • Publications Committee appointed
  • Relations with Government Committee appointed
1970-1971

The Year of Leadership

  • NCSM Annual Meetings scheduled one day prior to the NCTM Annual Meeting
  • NCSM became an official affiliate of NCTM
  • NCSM initiated functions at NCTM Name-of-Site meetings
  • NCSM Newsletter initiated with the secretary as editor Publishers' involvement initiated