August 2020

Advocate * Mentor * Learn

Breathe.. You Have a Community

Hello Arizona Mathematics Leaders,

Welcome back to a new and very different school year. As we all begin this uncharted and ever changing journey, having a community provides us the reassurance that we are not in this alone.

Arizona Mathematics Leaders is your community. We need to be able to lean on and learn from each other as we Advocate for safety, and equity; Mentor new and experienced teachers working in new leaning environments and; Learn together to be the leaders others need us to be.

Plan to join us for our first Lead and Learn, (temporarily replacing our Lunch and Learns); "Putting SEL First with Teachers, Students and Families."

Social Emotional Learning (SEL), is a phrase used freely by school leaders and we will look more closely at what this means for us as mathematic leaders.

Details and registration link is provided below.

I sincerely look forward to "seeing" you on August 28 at our first community event for 2020-21.

Have a great day,


Jane Gaun

AML President 2018-2020

Membership to Arizona Mathematics Leaders

Members we have a welcome back gift for you. However, your updated personal information is needed before we can mail it out. Use this link to provide your updates and then be watching for your gift in a couple of weeks

Not a member? Join today to support mathematics education in AZ and be a part of the community. New members will receive the welcome gift too. Together we are better. Membership is only $25/year. Join here.

Aug. 28 Lunch and Learn : Putting SEL First with Teachers, Students and Families

Our first Lead and Learn includes a presentation from Sanford Programs. A company that offers research based, CaSELect, Social Emotional curriculum - Sanford Harmony - as well as - Sanford Inspire - which offers inspirational instruction for teachers via an online learning portal at no charge to users. They will present the positive impact of social emotional instruction, along with simple ideas to engage your students, teachers and increase family engagement.

Attendees will leave this meeting with ideas and resources to help them continue to be inspiring teachers who connect with their students. Don’t miss this purposeful and meaningful presentation around social and emotional learning. Suzi Mast will follow-up by making explicit connections between the SEL competencies and the mathematics practices.

August 28 from 11:30-1:00

Register here

Arizona Mathematics Leaders-Save these Dates!

We are planning all events through at least December 2020 to be online. After December we may provide our events both in-person and online .

Friday, August 28th 11:30- 1:00--1st Lead and Learn

Thursday, October 29th 11:30- 1:00--2nd Lead and Learn

Tuesday, December 8th 11:30- 1:00--3rd Lead and Learn

Monday, February 22nd- 7th Annual AML Conference featuring John SanGiovanni - a math supervisor, author and national consultant. His books include Productive Math Struggle, Daily Routines to Jump Start Math Class and Mine the Gap for mathematical understanding

Wednesday, March 31st 11:30- 1:00 -- 4th Lead and Learn

Friday, April 30th time TBD Math Leadership in the Mountains

Stretch your Leadership: Be Involved with Local and National Mathematics Education Events/Learning

NCSM Bold Leadership Summit

Mathematics Leadership: Engaging in the Essential Actions
April 25-27, 2021
St. Louis, Missouri

This will be an event to move Mathematics Leaders beyond defining the issues and problems facing us, toward taking bold actions to improve the mathematics education of our students. It is different than any event NCSM has ever hosted. You will not want to miss it.

More information

NCTM 100 Days of Learning -These varied and engaging webinars are still being offered. There is also an extensive archive of recorded webinars.

Global Math Department - The Global Math Department is a group of math educators sharing what they've learned. Professional development among colleagues who are also friends.

If you are not already a member, join in. Every Tuesday there is a new webinar/podcast on topics very relevant to your job today. Next Tuesday the 25th, the presetner is Andrew Stadel, The Expert Within You and Your Students. As their slogan states:

Fun, immediately useful and interesting!