Attending members: Elizabeth Rivera, Gwen Neu
Upcoming conference Oct 10, 2015
· Keynote: Jo Boaler-$5,000 + expenses. Beth is putting together a coalition of local agencies to cover the fee.
· Co-sponsor with HSU Dept of Ed/HISI grant/DNCOE/HCOE...
· Timelines set
· Breakout matrix mostly set
· Website updated
· Facilities set up
· Attendance is supported by partnerships with local university students and HISI grant participants.
Past meetings: Apr 16th Reported out to group about affiliate training from 2/16 and planned next steps for
· Past trainings :
Asilomar: Beth has submitted a speaker proposal for student team work, hasn’t heard back yet
· Gwen is going to take over the NCTM book booth for Mary Ann for the 2015 season.
· Larger team than last year from Humboldt is planning to attend.
2/6/15 Affiliate Training with Tim Kanold CMC-North Leadership Conference- Strategic Planning for Becoming a Coherent Great Organization and Mathematics Education Leader
Affiliates were grouped by table and teams went through a one-day training process to re-vitalize and organize their groups. As well as CMC Far North, MESC, Sonoma County, Mt Lassen, Redding/Chico, San Fransisco, CMC and Fairfield sent teams. The day was spent in developing the beginning framework of a strategic plan and included advice on how to write both a Mission Statement and a Vision Statement (and the difference between them).
In the morning, we did ground work on how to get strong volunteers, how to brand our affiliate, the 5 characteristics of greatness, and being mindful about input vs output. Our organization is not a business, so although we do have an input of $$, our output is not profits, but the completion of our mission, ie, to deliver high quality math PD to local educators. As the day progressed, we took several good steps toward strengthening our affiliate. Our Mission statement in draft form is: “ CMCFN provides professional learning opportunities to local math educators.“ and will be posted on the top of our website splash page soon. Our Vision Statement incorporates the letters CMCFN and the (very) rough draft is included in the photo below.
In the afternoon, we planned and looked at our existing pool of potential volunteers and resources for our next math conference and checked our plans against our mission statement. We will re-define our grant offerings to bring them into line with our mission. Specifically, we will shift from funding classroom supplies to funding teacher collaboration/observation opportunities.
General CMCFN report: 2/7/15
Awarded 2 grants
Kept website updated/online registration & evals
Working on getting keynoter for 10/10/15 conference
Working with local STEM grant participants & local universities for $ and attendees.
Calendaring meetings for March (in Fortuna), September (Arcata) and November (Arcata).
One of our goals in attending was to look for possible keynoters for our next conference and we identified several who we will approach in the next few weeks: Since our conference is attended by 50 STEM teachers, we are keeping in mind that a STEM-compatible keynote might be appropriate.
Possible candidates for the CMCFN 2015 conference are:
Jo Boaler http://joboaler.com
Andrew Stadel http://www.estimation180.com/lessons.html
Robert Kaplinsky http://robertkaplinsky.com
Paul Giganti http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/1441975.How_Many_Snails_
Phil Daro http://serpmedia.org/daro-talks/
Overall, the CMCFN members who traveled the 385 miles south to the CMCN conference found it well worth the time, expense and effort. We plan to attend again next year and hope to bring a few more members with us as well.
Beth Baker, President, CMCFN
Teacher, Zane Middle School
National Board Certified
Contributing Author, CPM Connections 1,2,3