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2021 Speakers

This year's conference brings together educators and experts from every corner of the math world! Whether you are on Instagram or Twitter, attend NCTM conference or shop on TPT, you'll be sure to recognize a few faces in this line up! 

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SUNIL SINGH

Sunil Singh is an author, storyteller, and porous educator. His current passion is expanding the lens of anti-racist math education and illuminating the rich, global narratives from math history. He is a Program Advisor at Amplify Math and a Content Creator at Mathigon. He has given several keynotes on Storytelling at State Conferences, spoken at The Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto, and given a full day workshop on arithmetic to K to 12 teachers at The Museum of Mathematics in New York. As well, he is the President of The Board of Directors at the non-profit organization, The Human Restoration Project.  He is the author of Pi of Life: The Hidden Happiness of Mathematics, Math Recess: Playful Learning in an Age of Disruption, and Chasing Rabbits: A Curious Guide to a Lifetime of Mathematical Wellness(Fall, 2021).

 

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ESTHER BRUNAT

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Esther Brunat is a high school math teacher in sunny South Florida. You can follow along with more of her teaching on YouTube, Instagram and find resources on TPT. She prides herself on building relationships with her students through laughter and “staying hip.” Her resources offer a fresh take on presentation and engaging visuals in the math classroom.

 

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KYLE PEARCE 

Make Math Moments

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Kyle is the K-12 Mathematics Consultant with the Greater Essex County District School Board, where his passion for mathematics fuels him to Make Math Moments by sparking curiosity, fueling sense making, and igniting teacher moves. When he is not working on the next media-rich contextual math task and recording episodes of the Making Math Moments That Matter Podcast, he is spending time with his wife and two children. He shares his most recent noticings, wonderings, reflections and resources in mathematics content knowledge and pedagogy by delivering workshops across North America and blogging on www.makemathmoments.comwww.tapintoteenminds.comwww.mathisvisual.com.

 

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JON ORR

Make Math Moments

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Jon is a math teacher at John McGregor Secondary School in the Lambton-Kent District School Board in Ontario Canada. When not teaching his students and spending time with family he leads workshops and presentations on teaching pedagogy in the math classroom. He is a co-host of the podcast Making Math Moments That Matter along with his friend Kyle Pearce. Lately he is excited about promoting struggle in his students and talking math with primary aged kids while creating math prompts for MathBeforeBed.com. You can follow his classroom lessons, routines, and educational thoughts at Mrorr-isageek.commakemathmoment.com and also on Twitter: @MrOrr_Geek

 

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ASIA HINES

Sassy Math Teacher

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Asia Hines lives in Northern Virginia where she spends her days convincing 7th graders to love math. After school, you will find her either crafting, creating math resources, or dancing around her living room! Asia serves middle school math teachers by helping them turn their ideas into high quality resources. She believes that math resources can be a powerful tool in helping to engage all learners. 

 

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RACHAEL EDMONDS

Rise Over Run Teaching

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Rachael has taught middle and high school math and has served as a math coach.  She is devoted to always learning and improving math education.  Through social media, she loves to interact with math teachers and to share ideas that impact how teachers teach and how students learn. 

 

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ROBERT KAPLINSKY

Grassroots Workshops

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Robert Kaplinsky has been an educator since 2003 as a classroom teacher, teacher specialist for Downey Unified School District, instructor for the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), and presenter at conferences around the world. He has been published in Edutopia and Education Week, is the author of Open Middle Math: Problems That Unlock Student Thinking, created the #ObserveMe movement, and is the founder and president of Grassroots Workshops.

 

LINDSAY PERRO 

Lindsay Perro Inc., & Beyond the Worksheet

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For 12 years Lindsay has been providing quality educational resources that focus on students who are struggling and taking students beyond the worksheet. Her session will focus on designing a quality intervention program, regardless of your situation. 

This is her second year hosting this conference and she is so excited about the changes this year brings. 

 

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ALEX O'CONNOR

Middle School Math Man

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Alex O'Connor has taught math at the middle school level for 10 years, both in a traditional and virtual classroom classroom setting. He is passionate about using small groups in middle school and is the author of Making Math Workshop Work.

 

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LINDSAY BOWDEN

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Lindsay empowers math educators to quickly create engaging and professional resources for their classroom or to sell online. She left the high school math classroom after 8 years to pursue her passion of helping educators around the world! Lindsay is the creator of Math Resource Academy and The Resource Starter. 

 

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BEATRICE MOORE

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During her career in  mathematics education, Bea has served on the NCTM Board of directors, authored mathematics textbooks and worked as a secondary mathematics teacher, district supervisor, consultant and mathematics coach.  She has seamlessly integrated her  in the areas of Mathematics, Spanish and Journalism into her work with various programs to support improved instruction- with a focus on equity and providing support for underrepresented student populations and founded her company, Luchin Educational Consultants in 2003.  

 

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JULIANA TAPPER

CollaboratEd

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Juliana Tapper helps grade 6-12 math intervention and special education teachers increase engagement and achievement of students who struggle through her professional development services, on-demand workshops, and ready to use resources.

 

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DR. PAMELA SEDA

Seda Educational Consulting

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Dr. Seda is the mathematics coordinator for Griffin-Spalding County Schools in Georgia, creator of the math card game called the VANG Game, and co-author of the book, Choosing to See: A Framework for Equity in the Math Classroom.  She is passionate about providing positive mathematical experiences for both teachers and students, and helping teachers create equitable learning environments for all students, especially those from marginalized groups.

 

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MAGGIE WEINREB

Technically Maggie

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Maggie is a middle school math and computer science teacher. While middle schoolers are awesome, Maggie LOVES teaching teachers how to utilize technology in their classroom. She is currently obsessed with Desmos. 

 

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JULIANA MATHERSON

Math With Ms Matherson

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Juliana is a 5th and 6th grade math teacher who uses writing and math centers to create a culture where everyone feels like they can learn math!

 

HAYLEY CAIN

Activity After Math

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Hayley is in her 12th year teaching middle school math in South Georgia. She is always inspired by other math teachers and loves being part of a professional learning community. She believes that collaboration is the key to being a successful teacher. Hayley hopes to instill a lifelong learner mentality with not only her students but with her peers as well. She has been providing resources to help teachers since 2014 through her store- Activity After Math. In her off time you can find her reading by the pool, crafting, chasing her two kids, or sharing tips on her Instagram stories.  

 

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CASSIDY HELMAN

Smart Pug Teaching

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Cassidy Helman is a 7th and 8th grade math teacher in the great state of Ohio. Cassidy loves creating engaging resources that help meet the needs of all types of learners.

 

HEMA KHODAI

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Hema Khodai started her career in mathematics education as a secondary mathematics educator. She is currently designing and leading professional learning as an Instructional Resource Teacher for Mathematics K-12 with the Peel District School Board in Ontario, Canada. She serves as Director, 7 - 12 of The Ontario Association for Mathematics Education. She is dedicated to creating anti-oppressive learning spaces for learners and educators and shares her insightful reflections on belonging in the teaching and learning of mathematics at conferences across Turtle Island.

 

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CARRIE WIEDERHOLZ

Flip 4 Math

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Carrie Wiederholz is currently a 6th grade math teacher with 19 years experience teaching all levels of middle school math.  She is known for flipping her math classroom and teaching other teachers how to flip their classroom in her district.  Carrie loves to bring technology into the math classroom as well as design fun, interactive resources for other math teachers.  After school, you will find her running around after her four children as well as creating resources for Flip4Math on TPT. 

 

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DR. RAJ SHAH

Math Plus Academy

Dr. Raj Shah is on a mission to help make math irresistible for kids. In 2008, he quit his job at Intel and founded Math Plus Academy, an after-school STEM enrichment program for kids from 5 – 15 years old. 

He is a founding member of The Global Math Project which has helped bring joyful math to over 6 million students around the globe. He also contributes his time to Math Teacher Circles and the Julia Robinson Math Festival.

Dr. Shah is a nationally recognized speaker. He has presented at TEDx, NCTM, NCSM, and the National Math Festival.

 

SUZY MAHONEY

Absolute Algebra

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Suzy is currently a high school math teacher with over 25 years experience teaching and tutoring. She lives in Texas with her husband, two young adult children, 4 rescue dogs, and cat. The fun never ends!

 

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ZANDRA DE ARAUJO

Mathematically Educated

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Zandra de Araujo started her career as a high school mathematics teacher. Currently, she is a mathematics teacher educator and researcher at the University of Missouri. Her work focuses on understanding practical strategies to make mathematics more meaningful (for teachers and students!).  She is the author of numerous mathematics education publications, the creator of the Mathematically Educated blog, and the co-creator of the Two-Minute Teacher's Guide. 

 

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