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Welcome to the 2019 MidSchoolMath National Conference! #MidSchoolMath2019

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New Mexico Mathematics Meeting for Superintendents and Principals [clear filter]
Friday, March 1
 

9:40am

"Culture Eats Strategy for Breakfast" (EDUCATION LEADERS ONLY - see description)
Limited Capacity filling up

Peter Drucker, management guru, is known for saying "Culture Eats Strategy for Breakfast." In this session inspired by this famous saying, Superintendents, Curriculum Directors and Principals charged with meeting district goals can explore how to create and cultivate a thriving learning environment for teachers and students.

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. 

Speakers
avatar for Gladys Graham

Gladys Graham

MidSchoolMath
Gladys Graham's life’s work has been supporting the development and sustainability of positive school culture, high student academic performance and effective leadership. She excels at designing and facilitating professional development for teachers, students and school leaders... Read More →
avatar for Kevin Simpson

Kevin Simpson

Managing Director, KDSL Global
Kevin Simpson launched KDSL Global, an education consulting company in 2016 in the USA and in the UAE. The company focuses on empowering educators and education businesses globally. Mr. Simpson has served 500+ schools and thousands of educators worldwide in 20 countries. The majority... Read More →


Friday March 1, 2019 9:40am - 10:25am
O'Keeffe

10:45am

Real Leadership to Move Math Far Ahead (Education Leaders only - see description)
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

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. 

Speakers
avatar for Scott Laidlaw

Scott Laidlaw

Co-founder, MidSchoolMath
Scott Laidlaw is a math teacher-turned-game designer. With 14 years of in-classroom teaching experience at the elementary, secondary and university levels since earning his doctoral degree from the University of Northern Colorado, Scott has focused on research into how students learn... Read More →
avatar for Steven Leinwand

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
O'Keeffe