It’s TIME to Lead – A Call to Action for Mathematics Leaders
Now that It’s TIME-Themes and Imperatives for Mathematics Education: A Leadership Framework for Common Core Mathematics has been widely distributed and now that mathematics education leaders like you are launching their 2014-15 slate of activities, it’s the perfect time to turn to converting the ideas and suggestions of It’s TIME into specific actions. NCSM has identified a set of 10 programmatic imperatives in the areas of knowledge, instruction, assessment, and systemic change that mathematics leaders are responsible for establishing to increase student learning. This “call to action” webinar will provide focused and practical guidance for providing the essential leadership required to significantly improve the productivity of school and district mathematics education systems. Specific actions will be shared that can greatly improve your mathematics leadership potential.Watch Webinar
Dr. Suzanne Mitchell is currently the Past-President of the National Council of Supervisors of Mathematics and served on the Board of Directors for the past seven years including representing the Southern 2 region. She served on numerous committees with the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics and served 10 years on the Board of the Triangle Coalition for Science and Technology Education in Washington DC, including one year as President in 2004. She presently teaches mathematics at Arkansas State University, manages the Improving Teacher Quality federal grant at the Arkansas Department of Higher Education, and is the Executive Director of the Arkansas STEM Coalition. The STEM Coalition coordinates P-16 partnerships and STEM resources through collaboration with business and education representatives and policymakers in Arkansas. During her teaching career, Dr. Mitchell taught a variety of mathematics courses, grades 7-12, and served as the secondary mathematics curriculum coordinator in Pulaski County Special School District in Little Rock, Arkansas, and as the mathematics and science coordinator for the magnet school program in the Kansas City, Missouri School District serving on the administrative team with responsibility for the planning, organizing, and implementing the mathematics and science, environmental science, and the health sciences themes.
Steve Leinwand is a Principal Research Analyst at AIR and has over 30 years of leadership positions in mathematics education. He currently serves as mathematics expert on a wide range of AIR projects that evaluate programs, develop assessments and provide technical assistance. Leinwand’s work at AIR has included developing specifications and an Algebraic Reasoning item pool for the NCES High School Longitudinal Study; serving as Implementation Task Leader for the IES Mathematics Professional Development Impact Study; co-authoring "What the United States Can Learn from Singapore's World-Class Mathematics System (and what Singapore can learn from the United States"; and co-authoring a comparison of the 2007 Grade 3 assessments administered in Hong Kong and in Massachusetts. In addition, Leinwand has provided school and district-level support and technical assistance for the General Electric Foundation’s Ensuring Futures in Education project and the Microsoft Math Partnership. As part of AIR’s assessment program, Leinwand has overseen the development of multiple-choice and constructed response items for AIR’s contracts with Ohio, Hawaii, Delaware, and South Carolina.
Before joining AIR in 2002, Leinwand spent 22 years as Mathematics Consultant with the Connecticut Department of Education where he was responsible for the development and oversight of a broad statewide program of activities in K-12 mathematics education including the provision of technical assistance and professional development, the evaluation of Title 1 and K-12 mathematics programs, the assessment of student achievement and teacher competency, and the coordination of statewide mathematics programs and activities. Steve has also served on the NCTM Board of Directors and has been President of the National Council of Supervisors of Mathematics. Steve is also an author of several mathematics textbooks and has written numerous articles. His books, Sensible Mathematics: A Guide for School Leaders in the Era of Common Core Standards and Accessible Mathematics: 10 Instructional Shifts That Raise Student Achievement were published by Heinemann in 2012 and 2009 respectively.
Valerie L. Mills is the Supervisor and Mathematics Education Consultant for Oakland Schools and current President of the National Council of Supervisors of Mathematics.
Oakland Schools is an educational resource center serving 28 school districts and approximately 230,000 students. During her 35+ years in education she taught high school mathematics, served as Mathematics Department Chair, K-12 Mathematics Coordinator, and Director of Curriculum for the Ypsilanti and Ann Arbor school districts in Michigan.
In addition she was the Principal Investigator on five Mathematics and Science Partnership projects working with high needs districts, was a teacher author on the Core Plus Mathematics Project, President of the Michigan Council of Teachers of Mathematics, past chair of NCTM's Academy Services Committee, and has written numerous articles and professional development resources.
Mills was awarded the Michigan Mathematics Education Service Award, the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching, and the Milken National Educator Award.