NCTM Leadership Conference

  • 2019 Leadership Conference2020 NCTM Leadership Conference 1-Day

    New Orleans•July 21, 2020

    Empower yourself to fulfill your role as a mathematics educator and leader. Join thought leaders, educators, administrators, and colleagues from across the country in New Orleans for a special one-day mathematics education event featuring compelling, interactive sessions on leadership, advocacy, and equity and access.

    Hear from influential members of the math education community. Access tools, information, and skills that will help you shine whether you are in or out of the classroom.

    Follow a specific strand or mix and match to optimize your professional development. Choose one session in the morning and one in the afternoon.

    Registration opening soon.


    Space is limited, so register early to ensure a spot. The deadline to register is July 13, 2020.

    Registration Fee: $250

    Payment Methods Accepted

    • Credit Card: VISA, MasterCard or American Express. A confirmation letter and receipt will be sent automatically by email, once you complete the online registration process.
    • Check: This option will be available until July 6, 2020. An invoice will be sent to you automatically by email, once you complete the online registration process. Your payment must be received within 30 days of submitting your registration or the registration will be canceled.
    • Purchase Order: If a purchase order is being used, a copy must be attached to your online registration to complete your registration.


    Please contact if you have any questions.

    Venue Information

    Conference will be held at the Omni Royal Orleans Hotel.

    Omni Royal Orleans Hotel
    621 St Louis St
    New Orleans, LA 70130

    Conference Strands and Speakers


    Paul Gray

    Robert Berry

    Sean Nank

    Trena Wilkerson


    Conference Strands

    There are three strands available: Leadership, Advocacy, and Equity and Access

    Morning Sessions

    Advocacy A
    Speaker: Paul Gray
    Title: Making the Most of Meetings: How to Lead and Participate in a Productive Meeting
    As a leader, you will need to advocate for teachers and students. What does this advocacy look like? We will examine several layers of advocacy and how they can combine with your own bold leadership to affect powerful change.

    Equity and Access A
    Speaker: Robert Q. Berry III, Ph. D
    Title: Unpacking the Tenets of Culturally Relevant Pedagogy and Culturally Responsive Teaching in Mathematics
    This session will unpack the tenets of Culturally Relevant Pedagogy (CRP) and Culturally Responsive Teaching (CRT) by connecting them to the eight effective teaching practices from Principles to Actions. Additionally, this session will discuss related research and provide connections to curricula frameworks.

    Leadership A
    Speaker: Sean Nank
    Title: Innovative Elements of Leadership
    Effective leaders embrace three traits in themselves and others. Come identify your purpose, hone your voice, and learn how to foster relationships. We’ll identify five different “languages” every leader should know and speak while learning how to lead through inspiration, trust, and action.

    Afternoon Sessions

    Advocacy B
    Speakers: Trena Wilkerson
    Title: Leading in Advocacy for Teaching and Learning Mathematics
    This session will engage participants in exploring ways to lead in advocacy efforts in mathematics education. It will focus on identifying effective tools and processes to engage others in change efforts that move from critical conversations to actions.

    Equity and Access B
    Speaker: Jessica Stovall
    Title: Facilitating Transformative Conversations about Race in Education
    We will use clips from the documentary series America to Me to create a space for important discussions about racial equity in schools. Participants will walk away with free access to the series, a framework for conversations about race, and a plan of action moving forward.

    Leadership B
    Speakers: Linda Griffith
    Title: Bold Leadership: What does it take to be a bold mathematics education leader? In an ever-changing national and global landscape, it is necessary to employ bold leadership in mathematics education. This session will explore the components of bold mathematics education leadership as described by NCSM’s Essential Actions Series.

    Hotel and Transportation

    Conference will be held at the Omni Royal Orleans Hotel. The deadline to receive the conference’s room rate of $139.00 per night for a room with one (1) queen bed, one (1) king bed, or two (2) double beds is June 30, 2020.To make hotel reservations at the Omni Royal Orleans Hotel, use one of the following options by the June 30, 2020, deadline and us group code: NCTM Leadership Conference.

    Omni Royal Orleans Hotel Hotel Address
    621 St. Louis Street
    New Orleans, LA 70130
    Telephone: (504) 529-5333

    Transportation Tips
    The Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport is 13 miles from the hotel. You may want to contact Airport Shuttle New Orleans at (504) 522-3500 or go on the website to arrange transportation to and from the airport. Approximately $24 one way per person; $44 round-trip (advance purchase required),

    Taxi service is approximately $33 one way.

    Overnight valet parking with unlimited in and out privileges is current available for $44 including tax, per day/per vehicle. (Leadership Conference attendees will receive a twenty percent (20%) discount on overnight valet parking with the hotel.)