New classroom-based professional development resources supporting the Standards for Mathematical Practice will be previewed. The K-12 professional development modules will utilize video, student work, and instructional best practices.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.
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.
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