Site-based Professional Learning

Bring powerful learning opportunities from NCSM to your own backyard.
Embodying the mission and vision of your NCSM Leadership organization, we are offering to bring professional learning opportunities to you. Unable to bring your whole team to our annual conference, missed out on a great fall seminar, wishing you had your entire mathematics leadership team at the summer 3-day Academy, no problem.

We will work with your organization to bring premier mathematics leadership learning from NCSM. The NCSM professional learning team will assist as you determine the theme that meets the needs of your team. With the release of the Essential Action Series, the professional learning will be supported with the latest research-affirmed leadership actions.

Choose from previous themes or define your own. The NCSM Directors of Professional Learning team will provide an event that will grow your mathematics leadership with an interactive, learning focused, research-based professional learning event to promote impactful and actionable essential leadership actions.

Fee Structure

  • One Day (4-6 hours) $4500
  • Multi Day Professional Learning
  • Virtual Professional Learning or Coaching

NCSM Members/Affiliates 15% discount.
*Additional fees based on the number of participants. Include a number of participants in the request to determine the quote.

Possible Themes for One-Day/Multi-Day Site-based Professional Learning:

  • Coaches as Agents of Change
  • Mathematics Leadership through an Equity Lens
  • Instructional Leadership: Utilizing high leverage teaching practices
  • Developing a Framework for Leadership

Possible Themes for Virtual Professional Learning or Coaching Sessions:

  • Focused topic for discussion and reflection (see themes above)
  • Coaching for the planning of professional learning
  • Leadership coaching for site-based/district leaders
  • Coaching for school improvement planning

If you are interested in NCSM providing professional learning to your school, district, affiliate or province, please complete the request form and one of the Professional Learning Directors will contact you.

You can contact the NCSM President, your regional director or the Professional Learning Directors for more information

Sample 1 Day Agenda

8:00 – 3:30
Learning Targets
I can define what it means to be a bold math leader I can design and develop a high quality shared vision for math teaching and learning I can identify the components for building a culture for continual reflection and the critical instructional shifts to focus my mathematics leadership. I can enhance my coaching through impactful conversations, purposeful feedback and structured coaching.
8:00 – 8:15Circle
8:15 – 9:00Framework/Bold Leadership ADVOCATE
9:00 – 9:45Vision DESIGN
9:45 – 10:00Break
10:00 – 11:008 Shifts ADVOCATE
11:00 – 11:30Vision Casting DESIGN
Lunch 11:30 – 12:15
12:15 – 1:00Culture for Coaching EMPOWER
1:00 – 1:45Coaching Conversations EMPOWER
1:45 – 2:00Break
2:00 – 3:00Stations Activity:
Critical Components for Coaching DESIGN/MONITOR Feedback Protocol MONITOR
3:00 – 3:25Working time to develop commitments
Show strategic plan
3:25 – 3:30Closing circle one word

Sample 3 Day Agenda

Day 1: Coaching Leadership: Empower a Shared Vision for Mathematics Teaching and Learning

8:00 – 4:00
Learning Targets
I can define what it means to be a bold mathematics leader I can design and develop a shared vision for high quality math teaching and learning I can identify the essential actions to attain the vision I can identify the components for building a culture for coaching
8:00 – 8:20Opening Activity
8:20 – 8:40Know your why
8:40 – 9:459 Essential Actions
9:45 – 10:00Break
10:00 – 11:30Vision casting activity
Lunch 11:30 – 12:30
12:30 – 2:00Clarity and focus for bold leadership
2:00 – 2:15Break
2:00 – 3:30From Green Book 5 components Activity
Jigsaw Activity
Reading with Markings
Talked through all 5
Rate and grow idea with action steps Practice three legged conversation
3:30 – 4:00Strategic Planning Time (Flex Time)

Day 2: Coaching Leadership: Using Coaching to Create Change

8:00 – 4:00
Learning Targets
I can identify the critical instructional shifts that to focus my coaching/leadership goals I can utilize a variety of coaching moves(strategies) to lead impactful conversations I understand how to utilize a coaching cycle with a teacher I understand how to utilize a coaching cycle with a team
8:00 – 8:30Know your why
8:30 – 10:00Instructional Shifts
10:00 – 10:15Break
10:15 – 11:30Difficult Conversations
Lunch 11:30 – 12:30
12:30 – 2:00Coaching Cycles
2:00 – 2:15Break
2:15 – 3:30Coaching Essential Actions
3:30 – 4:00Strategic Planning

Day 3: Coaching Leadership: Know thy Impact!

8:00 – 2:00
Learning Targets:
I can identify the principles for learning for students and adult learners I can identify high leverage teaching practices to include in my school improvement plan
8:00 – 8:30Know your why
8:30 – 9:00Applying the principles to all learners
9:00 – 9:15Break
9:15 – 11:15Stations Activity:
Formative assessment
Lunch 11:15 – 12:15
12:15 – 1:15Strategic Plan Work
1:15 – 2:00Action Planning andClosure

Sample Virtual agenda