Founded in 1943, ASCD (formerly the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development) is an educational leadership organization dedicated to advancing best practices and policies for the success of each learner. Our 170,000 members in 136 countries are professional educators from all levels and subject areas––superintendents, supervisors, principals, teachers, professors of education, and school board members.
The Association for Science Teacher Education is a non-profit professional organization composed of over 800 members from countries across the globe. The mission of the ASTE is to promote excellence in science teacher education world-wide through scholarship and innovation. We are an international association of science teacher educators, scientists, science coordinators and supervisors, and informal science educators who prepare and provide professional development for teachers of science at all grade levels.
AMTE is the largest professional organization devoted to the improvement of mathematics teacher education—it includes over 1000 members devoted to the preservice education and professional development of K-12 teachers of mathematics.
How important is discourse in the mathematics classroom? Interest in this question has grown dramatically as mathematics education has recognized the role of communication in understanding. This book presents portraits of teaching by secondary school teachers who have closely observed classroom communication, conversation, and discourse and have sought to use them to improve the quality of their teaching and their students' learning.
NCTM Mission Statement
The National Council of Teachers of Mathematics is a public voice of mathematics education, supporting teachers to ensure equitable mathematics learning of the highest quality for all students through vision, leadership, professional development, and research.