News from the Central 1 Region
Jason Gauthier, Central 1 Regional Director
Summer 2017


All members in each region are invited to join us in our new NCSM member circles. This Social Community is used to unite and engage members by offering a wide variety of networking features. With the ability to designate "connections" (similar to "friending" on Facebook™), create circles (user-created member network groups), send private messages, and view the latest happenings in the Activity Stream, our members will have plenty of opportunities to connect and share information. To access any of these tools, you must be a member of NCSM and logged into the members only website – these tools are a BENEFIT of membership! On your first visit, check your profile and update it as needed. If you need assistance accessing this new member resource, e-mail us at


The 2017 NCSM Conference presented time at the Caucus for us to work together in our regions. Our regional caucus leadership prompt, "What strategies might NCSM employ to recruit, retain, and develop mathematics leader members?" gathered ideas from members. The Regional Directors are working with this document to select common themes to further develop.

News from Central Region 1

Welcome back to a new school year! Our Central 1 region is very busy this Fall! We have many great professional development opportunities for mathematics educators and leaders. As you think about your own professional development, I encourage you to make plans to attend one of these fantastic conferences to make connections with fellow educators to gain new ideas that will enhance your mathematics teaching and leadership.

October 23: Making Math Meaningful through Collaboration (Lansing, MI)
This one-day conference is a partnership between the Michigan Council for Exceptional Children (MCEC) and the Michigan Council of Teachers of Mathematics (MCTM) and brings together math educators-including general and special education teachers, interventionists, coaches, administrators, consultants, and support staff-for one day of learning and sharing. Keynote speaker: Juli Dixon

November 4: Kentucky Council of Teachers of Mathematics Annual Conference (Union, KY)

November 5-6: Indiana Council of Teachers of Mathematics Annual Conference (Indianapolis, IN)

November 11: Detroit Area Council of Teachers of Mathematics Conference (Warren, MI)

November 29: NCSM Fall Leadership Seminar (Chicago, IL)
NCSM is excited to announce a Fall Leadership Seminar adjacent to the NCTM Regional Conference in Chicago! I hope to see you there!

November 29-December 1: NCTM Regional Conference (Chicago, IL)
Mathematics Education Meets Excellence
NOTE: This meeting takes the place of the Illinois Council of Teachers of Mathematics Annual Conference usually held at this time. NCSM will have a booth at this meeting. Stop by and see us!