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50th NCSM Annual Conference
Leading Mathematics into the Future: Inspiring Monumental Change
April 23-25, 2018
Washington, DC

2018 Program Chair: Kimberly Morrow-Leong, ProgramChair@mathedleadership.org
2018 Conference Coordinator: Sara Delano Moore, ConferenceCoordinator@mathedleadership.org


 


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Please download and review the Submission Guidelines for full information to help prepare your proposal.

Proposal Deadline
Midnight, June 1, 2017, PDT


Strands for the 2018 NCSM Annual Conference

The strand descriptions and guiding questions are designed to identify some of the key issues and ideas that are important to mathematics education leaders within each strand, and thus, to help proposers both select the appropriate strand for their session and to craft the session description.  
Click here for Strand Descriptions

  1. Equity in Practice
  2. Cultivating a Mathematics Coaching Practice
  3. Evidence and Experiences from the Field
  4. Developing Mathematical Knowledge for Teaching
  5. Leading Mathematics into the Future


Session Format
Each regular format session is 60 minutes long.  As you plan your proposal, remember that your audience may include a variety of mathematics education leaders: mathematics coaches at the building or district level; mathematics coordinators/supervisors at district, regional, and state levels; college/university mathematics educators; and mathematics education consultants.  NCSM’s membership includes leaders who serve at many levels and in many roles.  Please think about how to make the information in your proposed session accessible to a wide range of members.  Please also consider how much content you can effectively address in the 60 minutes available in a regular session.

Grade Level Bands
You may select all that apply.  Please select GENERAL if your topic is not targeted at any specific grade level or would be appropriate for all levels.

  •  Preschool/Primary (Grades PK-2)
  •  Intermediate (Grades 3-5)
  •  Middle (Grades 6-8)
  •  High (Grades 9-12)
  •  College/University (Undergraduate or Graduate)
  •  General
Review Criteria
At least three members of the Proposal Review Committee will review each proposal. Reviewers will be looking at the proposal to support the purpose of the NCSM conference in providing professional learning for mathematics leaders to have the knowledge and skills to improve student achievement.  It is the responsibility of the person submitting the proposal to ensure that the proposal addresses the following criteria.
The proposal clearly indicates that the proposed session:
  • Addresses the focus and intent of the strand;   
  • Integrates current research and best practices (including technology) in mathematics education;   
  • Addresses the educational needs of diverse populations;   
  • Involves audience participation;   
  • Is designed for the membership of NCSM; and   
  • Shows relevant speaking experience by the lead speaker.
General Information
NCSM is an international organization promoting leadership in mathematics education.  Sessions should be of interest to mathematics leaders and connected to the theme & strands of the conference.  NCSM encourages speakers to provide for audience participation whenever possible. 

Other Information
Lead speakers will be updated on the status of proposals no later than 25 August 2017. 
Presenters must confirm their acceptance 
no later than 15 September 2017 and must register for the conference no later than 16 October 2017.

All presenters must be members of NCSM at the time of their presentation (23 – 25 April 2018). 
All presenters must register for the full conference OR for the day of their presentation. 


Below you will find important information related to the proposal submission process. Please take a moment to review the following before submitting your proposal:
All submissions must be made online.  These PDFs are provided to help you prepare your text before going online.
 



 


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