Colorado Math Leaders
The Colorado Mathematics Leaders exists to:
- Build collaboration and share expertise among Colorado mathematics leaders,
- Provide ongoing experiences, information, and support to enable mathematics leaders to assume leadership roles which lead to positive mathematics experiences for students in Colorado, and
- Establish and maintain a communication network among leaders and other related educational leaders and entities, including the Colorado Department of Education.
Who is a math leader?
If you are reading this, you are probably a math leader! Our members have many different titles, such as math specialist, math coordinator, instructional partner, math TOSA, and instructional coach. But you don't have to have a special title—you could be a math teacher, or a principal, or a consultant, or a vendor, or anyone else in Colorado with an interest in the purpose of CML.
Featured 2022-2023 Activities
CML holds meetings on the first Tuesday of each month, with a few exceptions (marked with an "*"). The 2022-2023 meeting dates are: September 6, October 4, November 8*, December 6, January 10*, February 7, March 7, April 4, and May 2. Meetings are held via Zoom from 12:30 - 3:30. Information about each meeting is sent in advance via the CML email group.
The pandemic resulted in a greater need to help students who struggle in mathematics. Knowing there is no one-size-fits-all solution, CML is focused on bringing the expertise of its members together to create guidance for teachers and interventionists to use to get students back on track. The 2:30-3:30 portion of each meeting is dedicated to intervention work.
Too many high school students are not served well by the math options currently offered to them. Prompted by publications like Catalyzing Change, CML has combined with partners around Colorado and joined the Launch Years Initiative, a multi-state effort to design modern math pathways for students where they can find greater relevance and success.