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Delaware Mathematics Coalition Building Local & State Level Math Leadership Capacity 

“I have found a community that truly connects critical mathematics education research to concrete practice. We reflect on content in a way that deepens my own understanding and connections of important mathematical ideas, discuss pedagogical moves that we can use to encourage student thinking and agency within our classrooms, and focus on how we can become better teacher leaders in our building.”  (TRU-Math Participant: RBS, 2017) As a community, the Delaware Mathematics Coalition (DMC) is committed to creating more powerful and robust mathematics teaching and learning environments in Delaware classrooms. As an alliance of partners, DMC members continually plan for ways to share resources, provide sustained learning opportunities for their teachers, coaches and administrators, and collectively build local and state mathematics leadership capacity. Across the years, the DMC has developed a successful model of professional learning and extended support grounded in research and focused on increasing participants’ content and pedagogical knowledge and skills (Horizon, RBS). Our investment in building mathematics leadership capacity spans a decade of in-depth study that has culminated in a proven cycle of inquiry and reflection involving content-focused coaching. The use of protocols developed in collaboration with our higher education and evaluation partners further enhances and sharpens our efforts to promote more conceptually-grounded teaching, mathematical sense making, representations-based argumentation, and student agency in Delaware classrooms. The DMC professional development team is comprised of a strong cadre of highly respect professional development experts, thought partners, and coaches with a history of success as mathematics leaders in the state. They have invested years building relationships with district partners and served as mathematics supervisors, coaches, assessment writers, district specialists, project leads, and recognized teacher leaders. To learn more about DMC partnership efforts, please contact DMC Executive Director Dr. Jamila Riser (jqriser@gmail.com).

DCML Triple Crown Conference
March 14th, 2020

Join us for day of learning, grappling with challenges related to equity, and having fun networking with colleagues. On March 14th (Pi Day), the Delaware Mathematics Coalition’s NSCM affiliate, the Delaware Council of Math Leaders (DCML) will be hosting its second annual Triple Crown Conference. The keynote for the event is Sue O’Connell, a highly respected professional development leader and nationally known speaker. 

Sue O’Connell has years of experience supporting teachers in making sense of mathematics and effectively shifting how they teach. As a former elementary teacher, reading  specialist, math coach, and district school improvement specialist, Sue knows what it’s like in the classroom and her background is evident throughout her work as she unpacks best practices in a clear, practical, and upbeat way. Sue is the lead author of Heinemann’s Math in Practice series. She is also coauthor of the bestselling Putting the Practices Into ActionMastering the Basic Math Facts in Addition and Subtraction, and Mastering the Basic Math Facts in Multiplication and Division.Sue served as editor of Heinemann’s popular Math Process Standards series, writing several books in the series, and also wrote the bestselling Now I Get It. Sue is a nationally known speaker and education consultant. She is a frequent speaker at state, regional, and national conferences.  Sue is the director of Quality Teacher Development, an organization committed to providing outstanding math professional development for schools and districts across the country.
 
Sessions will also be focused on Supporting & Strengthening Equitable Mathematics Learning, Coaching for Student Success in Mathematics, and Supporting Students’ Understanding in Mathematics! 
 

Thank you to our sponsors Learn Zillion, Imagine Learning, Kendall Hunt, Explore Learning, HMH, DreamBox, and more!

Register today: http://bit.ly/DCML-March-14-conference-registration

$25 for members, $30 for non-members, $10 for full-time College/Grade students 

Fore more information, contact Delaware Council of Mathematics Leader (DMC’s NCSM Affiliate) President Dr. Crystal Lancour (crystal.lancour@colonial.k12.de.us).