eNews Newsletter
March 2017
National Council of Supervisors of Mathematics
What's New at NCSM
The 2017 49th NCSM Annual Conference is April 3-5 in San Antonio. Pre-registration closes today, March 15, but you can also still register on site! Over 280 exciting, cutting-edge sessions will be 
available. You may also register  on-site for th e Pre-Conference (y our choice of two sessions) on Sunday afternoon.

New NCSM Affiliates!
The board approved two new affiliates in February:

(1) British Columbia Association of Mathematics Teachers (BCAMT)
--President: Michael Pruner
--NCSM contact: Marc Garneau

(2) Women and Mathematics Education
--President: Lorraine Howard
--NCSM Contact: Janie Zimmer

All six new affiliates will be receiving their certificates of affiliation at the NCSM Business Meeting at the Annual Conference in San Antonio next month. 
Affiliate designated leaders will be meeting early Monday morning, April 3, in San Antonio to discuss how NCSM and the affiliates can support one another.

What's Happening in Mathematics Education
The Annual Meeting & Exposition for the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics will be held April 5-8,  2017, in San Antonio, TX. Regular registration ends April 4, so act fast! Join over 9,000 of your mathematics education peers, following our NCSM Annual Conference.

You should also consider attending NCTM 's Research Conference , April 3-5, just prior to the Annual Meeting.  This conference is an opportunity to network with fellow mathematics education researchers at sessions that address the field's most important topics.

Welcome to the March 2017

The NCSM eNews is published monthly. Please consider forwarding this eNews to a colleague-let's get everyone involved in the conversation! Enjoy your spring break!

Babette M. Benken, eNews Editor 
Message from the NCSM President, John Staley 
March Madness is Upon Us

Basketball fans from around the world have begun the frenzy known as March Madness. For many, this is part of their yearly ritual as the NCAA crowns their men and women basketball champions only after many games played in arenas around the country. I invite you to pause and reflect on some similarities and differences between being a "fan" and being a "player."
  • Fans can skip watching a game or two and may often root for many different teams. Players are committed and often give 100%-leaving it on the court.
  • Fans have limited expertise (excluding those out there who've "got game"). Players have studied and practiced in preparation for this opportunity. 
Another ritual is also underway as men and women around the world are in the midst of preparing to gather with some of the world's premier mathematics education leaders in San Antonio, Texas for the 49th annual NCSM conference.

The parallels of Fans to Players and March Madness to the Mathematics Education Leadership highlight the importance that our students only have one "K-12 tournament" so we must make every moment count if they are going to become champions. We must leave it all on the court and make everyday a championship day for each and every student.

Have a great rest of the school year and I hope to see you in a few days in San Antonio.

Get Engaged. Stay Connected. Make a Difference!!!

Time to Grow Professionally with NCSM!

Mathematics Leadership in a Time of Change: Building Leaders at all Levels

NCSM is striving to provide year-long professional learning opportunities that follow the theme of Mathematics Leadership in a Time of Change: Building Leaders at all Levels utilizing It's Time and PRIME resources. Please join us for one or more events! We will update final details by April 2017.

2017 Summer Leadership Academy
What:  Summer Leadership Academy
Where: TBD, Bangor, Maine
When: July 24-26, 2017

2017 Fall Seminars

The Summer Academy is about the Teaching and Learning Leadership Principle. Threaded throughout all professional learning opportunities will be shifting mindsets and beliefs about teaching and learning mathematics.

Watch for more information on http://www.mathedleadership.org/

Volunteer for the 49th NCSM Annual Conference!

Whatever your reason to volunteer, please consider helping at the 49th NCSM Annual Conference in San Antonio, Texas, April 3-5, 2017. There are opportunities before the conference starts with bag preparation on Sunday, during the conference at registration, at the Coaches Table, ticket taking for meal functions, helping non-members complete a registration form for a free one-year membership at the Membership Booth, assisting at the Book Store, and after the conference at the NCSM Membership Booth for the NCTM conference. 

Volunteers will receive a special conference t-shirt created to honor their service. Wear them while volunteering at the conference and take them home to remember the new connections you make. We encourage everyone interested in volunteering at the conference to complete the sign-up form on the volunteer site on the NCSM website  as soon as possible. For additional information, contact Kimberly Morrow-Leong, NCSM 2nd Vice President.

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