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Get inspired at the NCSM/NCTM sessions on effective math leadership

Two exciting math education events are coming up in San Diego in April that will delve into issues of leadership. This is the meeting ground to gather with long-time colleagues and new teaching friends, to share interests and support one another in building math programs. Directors from DreamBox and other organizations will offer energizing presentations. And you can explore new ideas in math learning leadership at many interesting booths in the Expo Exhibit Hall.

From April 1-3 the National Council of Supervisors of Mathematics (NCSM) Annual Conference, Making Waves With Effective Mathematics Leadership, welcomes you to dive into the conversation. Sessions to look for include two presentations by DreamBox Senior Vice President of Learning, Dr. Tim Hudson.

Monday, April 1st, 2:45 pm–3:45 pm at the Marriott Marquis, Tim will talk about how digital resources provide rich opportunity to engage math students in ways that aren’t possible without technology. He’ll go into how these tools help teachers understand each student’s learning path. You’ll explore the tools, and hear what research has uncovered about their impact on student development.

On Wednesday, April 3rd, 9:30 am–10:30 am, Tim is back with strategies to encourage and cultivate curiosity in young math learners. Join Tim to learn ways to inspire and empower students to ask their own questions. You will also learn how to actually assess curiosity in math classes, at any grade level.

From April 3rd–April 6th it’s time for the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) annual meeting and Expo, taking place at the San Diego Convention Center. DreamBox and other math learning groups will give workshops on how teachers can lead the way in transforming the foundations of how we think about math education.

You won’t want to miss the presentation by David Woods, DreamBox Director of Curriculum, on empowering students to find their love and joy of mathematics. On Thursday, April 4th, 4:30 pm–5:30 pm David will lead participants in a conversation on changing the very fabric of math culture in the classroom.

And on Friday, April 5th, 1:30 pm–2:30 pm, Dr. Tim Hudson will lead a discussion on equity in grading practices. He’ll talk with all of you about innovations in grading that contribute to student success and confidence––instead of create barriers that block students in unintended but subtle ways.

As part of your immersion in the many fine presentations at NCSM and NCTM, stop by a DreamBox session or visit our booths. We’d love to connect with you at the conference and Expo. Enjoy like-minded devoted math teachers you’ll re-connect with, and those you will meet for the first time. You can even start your day at NCTM with renewing Sunrise Yoga from 6:00 am–7:00 am, before entering the transforming talks on renewal of math learning for students.

Learn more about the NCSM conference events here!

And the NCTM meetings and Expo here!