News from the Central 2 Region
Sharon Rendon, Central 2 Regional Director
Spring 2018

Spring is in the Air. The snow is starting to melt, the ground beginning to thaw and the school year turning the corner towards the home stretch. Those of us that work in the role of supporting classroom teachers, know how challenging and demanding this time of the year can be. Find a teacher and give them a word of encouragement, buy them a cup of coffee, and thank them for providing opportunities for all students to engage in meaningful, sensemaking mathematical opportunities.

Happy 50th Anniversary NCSM

I recently had the opportunity to celebrate turning 50 with my twin sister and family. What a fun time it was to celebrate this occasion.

I am looking forward to celebrating the 50th anniversary of NCSM with all of you in Washington D.C. this April. If you have not had a chance to make a video to wish the organization a happy 50th, click here and hit record.

NCSM 2018 Annual Conference April 23-25, 2018
Leading Mathematics Into the Future: Inspiring Monumental Change

NCSM is happy to announce the 50th NCSM Annual Conference! Whether you are a first-timer or a veteran of NCSM annual conferences, join us for three exciting days in Washington DC, focused on important issues for leaders in mathematics education. There is still time to Register.


As you plan ahead for the spring and next fall already, here are some math conferences in our region:

2018 Event Location
March 15-17 NDCTM STEAM Conference Valley City, ND
May 4-5 MCTM Spring Conference Duluth, MN
May 2-4 WMC Annual Conference Green Lake, WI
September 20 – 22 Nebraska State Conference Kearney, NE
November 1-3 NCTM Regional Kansas City, MO

For more information about each conference, check out the NCSM calendar of events. If you have an event to be added to our regional calendar, let me know at


Thank you to our Central 2 Affiliates of NCSM. We appreciate your affiliation with us!

  • Minnesota Council of Teachers of Mathematics (MCTM)
  • Missouri Council of Supervisors of Mathematics (MoCSM)
  • North Dakota Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NDCTM)

If you would like to join this impressive list of affiliates, contact our Affiliate Group Chair, Nanci Smith. She’d love to work with you. Let’s keep this list growing!

Enjoy the new life that comes with the spring and be refreshed.