Welcome to the 2019 MidSchoolMath National Conference! #MidSchoolMath2019

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Friday, March 1 • 10:45am - 12:00pm
Real Leadership to Move Math Far Ahead (Education Leaders only - see description) FULL

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As school, district and state mathematics leaders, we must be advocates – squeaky wheels and consciences if you will – for great math for all students. Squeaky wheel advocates push back. They walk into the principal’s office to argue for changes in school schedules that undermine mathematics. They gather the data no one wants to see that show that students who are tracked into lower-level, lower expectations courses actually do worse each year. They plead with the assistant superintendent to fund document cameras in every classroom where mathematics is taught. They stand up at school board meetings, often at great risk, and urge policies that support course committees, time for collaborative structures and coaches.

These department heads, coaches and supervisors are no longer just cogs in a monolithic, change-only-from-the-top institutions. Rather, they are integral parts of the shared leadership found in all effective organizations. In the end, while holding themselves accountable for positive changes, these leaders are first to give the credit to others and quickly move on to the next critical initiative to ensure that mathematics works for every student.

Please note: This session is part of the New Mexico Mathematics Meeting for Superintendents and Principals. 

All educational leaders attending the Conference, such as Superintendents, Curriculum Directors, District Coordinators and Principals, are welcome to attend. 

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Scott Laidlaw

CEO & Co-founder, MidSchoolMath
Scott brings a robust background in teaching, research, game design and curriculum development to his role as CEO for MidSchoolMath. An educator for 15 years at elementary, secondary and university levels, he has done extensive research into human imagination and learning, which has... Read More →
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Steven Leinwand

Principal Research Analyst, American Institutes for Research
Steve Leinwand is the author of the bestselling Heinemann title Accessible Mathematics: Ten Instructional Shifts That Raise Student Achievement.He is Principal Research Analyst at the American Institutes for Research in Washington, D.C., where he supports a range of mathematics education... Read More →

Friday March 1, 2019 10:45am - 12:00pm MST