Saturday, April 4, 2015

International Consulting

I had the incredible opportunity to provide some math education professional development for an amazing group of K-12 teachers in China last week!  Having lived in Asia for most of my life, I felt right at home, surrounded by my international people. :) 

My colleague, Patrick Callahan, and I presented on Common Core Mathematics (an overview), the implications for international schools & students, mathematical modeling, as well as some teaching strategies that can help increase communication and critical thinking among students.

It was an incredible trip for many reasons, but one of my favorite parts was getting to read about the PD experience through the eyes of one of the teacher participants.  Evan Weinberg is a high school math teacher in Hangzhou, China who blogged about his take-aways from the day here.  Make sure to check out all the cool things that he's blogging about!  He's an extremely passionate and innovative educator who has a ton of great ideas to share!  His blog is:

I hope that this will be the first of many international consulting experiences that I can be a part of.  The teachers were fabulous, and of course getting to see the world while doing what you love is a true gift!  I can't wait to go back!

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