News from the Western 2 Region
Kathlan Latimer, Western 2 Regional Director
Fall 2019

Greetings NCSM Western 2 Region members and friends,

Happy fall! I hope you are off to a good school or work year. You’ve set goals and are working towards meeting them. NCSM can help with that! Remember that we have resources to assist you.

Keep reading for information on the upcoming election, NCSM publications, online access to publications, follow up materials from the San Diego conference, awards and grants deadlines, as well as regional and NCSM events. Share with colleagues who might benefit from the information.

Help Steer the Course for NCSM: VOTE! VOTE! VOTE!

A new regional director will be elected for Western Region 2 (also Eastern 2 and Central 2) as well as the president-elect and second vice president. The voting window is September 15 – October 15, 2019. Candidate information may be found on the elections page.
Reminder: Per NCSM bylaws, there is to be no campaigning by or on behalf of candidates.

Newsletter, e-News, e-blast, Journal? What’s the difference?

NCSM makes a great effort to keep in touch with its members through a variety of formats and delivery systems, and there is often confusion among them. Take a look at what we offer.

The NCSM Newsletter is a quarterly, electronic communication sent to members. It features articles relevant to our mission; past issues are archived on the website. Members can download or view the PDF version of the newsletter or view it in our online flipbook reader. Know that a new name for this publication may be on the horizon. This year select newsletter articles will be previewed online for member and non-member perusal. Consider submitting an article. For submission guidelines, contact the newsletter editor.

e-News is a monthly, electronic bulletin featuring timely messages and current, up-to-date NCSM news. It is available by subscription to members and nonmembers alike. Past issues are archived on the website. This is a good way to introduce prospective members to NCSM; encourage nonmember colleagues and friends to subscribe to get a taste of what we are all about. Do make sure we have a good email address for you! Get Connected! Sign up for eNews.

E-blasts are sent as needed to relate important information to members. These focused announcements, related topics, issues and/or reminders are timely and focused, yet another way we keep our members up to date. Do not ignore these messages or save them for later.

The NCSM Journal of Mathematics Education Leadership

The Journal is published twice yearly. Print copies are mailed to members only; the journal is not available through subscription. Issues may be viewed on or downloaded from the website, and past issues are archived on the website. The journal addresses issues of leadership in mathematics education and reflecting a broad spectrum of formal and informal leadership at all levels. Have a comment on or reaction to an article? Readers are invited to submit letters to the editor regarding any of the articles published in the journal.

NCSM Is on Amazon

Need a publication quickly? Order it on Amazon. Publications are still available online through the NCSM Online Store. Ordering through Amazon may allow faster receipt, but only list pricing is available. To enjoy the member discount, order from NCSM online

Members, want a preview of our newest publications? Read what the regional directors had to say about the NCSM Essential Actions: Coaching in Mathematics Education (released April 2019) and NCSM Essential Actions: Instructional Leadership in Mathematics Education (released April 2019) in the fall NCSM Newsletter.

San Diego Conference Follow Up

Looking for handouts or clips from featured events?

Speaker handouts are available for 2019 Annual Meeting in San Diego:

Clips from a selection of featured events:

Monday AM Opening Keynote Luis Cruz
Tuesday Breakfast Nita Copley (Pearson)
Tuesday Lunch TI Panel
Wednesday Breakfast Uri Treisman
Wednesday Lunch Nigel Nisbet
Wednesday Lunch Mona Toncheff’s acceptance speech

Awards and Grants

Check out the NCSM Grants! Don’t miss the opportunity to apply for the Iris Carl Travel Grant or the Teacher Leader Professional Learning Grant. In addition, you may know a wonderful colleague that you would like to nominate for the Kay Gilliland award or the Ross Taylor/Glenn Gilbert Award.

Now is the time to submit those nominations and applications:

  • Kay Gilliland Equity Lecture Award
    Nominations are open through October 1, 2019.
  • Ross Taylor / Glenn Gilbert National Leadership Award
    Nominations are open through November 1, 2019.
  • Teacher-Leaders Professional Learning Grant (PreK-12)
    Applications due no later than November 1, 2019.
  • Iris Carl Travel Grant
    Applications due no later than December 1, 2019.

Where to Be This Fall: Upcoming Events in the W2 and Beyond

Plan to visit the NCSM booth or table at these events.

Hawaii Council of Teachers of Mathematics
Annual Conference: AHA! Finding the Joy in Mathematics
September 14, 2019; Honolulu, HI

Have one day to spare for your professional growth? Spend the day with NCSM! The fall seminars will focus on supporting mathematics leaders to become agents of change and on improving student achievement through the framework for leadership in mathematics instruction and coaching. Join us in Tennessee or in Iowa:

Washington Mathematics Council
Northwest K-16 Annual Mathematics Conference: We All Count
October 10-12, 2019; Tacoma, WA

California Mathematics Council-Southern Section
Annual Conference in Palm Springs: Building Beauty and Brilliance in Mathematics Communities
November 15-16, 2019; Palm Springs, CA

California Mathematics Council-Northern Section
Annual Conference at Asilomar: Embracing Cultural Diversity in Mathematics
December 6-8, 2019
Pacific Grove, CA

NCSM Annual Meeting in Chicago: Connect. Collaborate. Commit.
March 30 – April 1, 2020; Hyatt Regency Chicago, 151 E. Wacker, Chicago

Registration Information

Online registration is now open for the conference. Early Bird Rate: 8/21/19 – 10/30/19

Hotel Information

Hotel reservations are now available as well.

Are you following us? We are @MathEdLeaders. Follow us on Twitter and like us on Facebook.

See you in the W2!