News from the Eastern 1 Region
Shawn Towle, Eastern 1 Regional Director
Summer 2018

Greetings to all NCSM members from Connecticut, New Hampshire, New York, Maine, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and Vermont!

As the 2017-2018 school year wraps up for most of us, our thoughts can turn to energizing and re-charging and thinking about new ideas for the coming school year.

I am looking forward to summer time relaxing with family and friends and some professional learning opportunities where I don’t need to write sub plans. I’m going to kick off my summer reading this year with Visible Learning for Mathematics: What Works Best to Optimize Learning for Students (Hattie, Fisher and Frey, 2017). I live in Maine and our state mathematics organization, ATOMIM (Association of Teachers of Mathematics in Maine) are collaborating with the math specialists at the Maine Department of Education to create professional learning opportunities for teachers, leaders, coaches, and administrators throughout the state.

I’m also excited to have picked up two books at the NCSM conference that are also part of my summer list, Everything you Need for Mathematics Coaching (McGatha, Bay-Williams, Kobett and Wray, 2018) and revisiting an old favorite, now in its second edition, the 5 Practices for Orchestrating Productive Mathematics Discussions, Second Edition (Smith & Stein, 2018).

NCSM Summer Professional Learning: An opportunity to learn and grow

This year the NCSM Summer Leadership Academy is in beautiful Colorado. Join us as we explore and extend our understanding of effective coaching. The academy, "Building Mathematics Leadership: Coaching," will be held at the Doubletree by Hilton Denver Tech Center in Greenwood Village, Colorado, from July 30 to August 1, 2018. There is still time to register.


As you plan ahead for the upcoming fall, here are some great opportunities to collaborate and learn in our region:

2018 Event Location
July 30 – August 1 NCSM Summer Leadership Institute – Coaching Denver, CO
October 4-6 NCTM Regional Hartford, CT
October 19 VCTM Fall Conference Northfield, VT
Norwich University
November 1 NYSAMS Leadership Summit and Hall of Fame Dinner Loudonville, NY
Saratoga Springs, NY
November 2-3 AMTNYS Annual Conference Saratoga Springs, NY
November 17 ATMNYC at Hunter College New York City
December 6-7 Association of Teachers of Mathematics in New England (ATMNE) Fall Conference Warwick, RI

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


Thank you to our Eastern Region 1 Affiliates of NCSM. We appreciate your affiliation with us!

  • Association of Teachers of Mathematics in Maine (ATOMIM)
  • Association of Teachers of Mathematics in New England (ATMNE)
  • Boston Area Mathematics Specialists (BAMS)
  • New Hampshire Teachers of Mathematics (NHTM)
  • New York State Association of Mathematics Supervisors (NYSAMS)
  • Rhode Island Mathematics Teachers Association (RIMTA)
  • Vermont Council of Teachers of Mathematics (VCTM)

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!

I hope you have plans to make time for relaxing and connecting with family and friends. Enjoy the summer!