PETALUMA, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 04/30/13 -- Conceptua Math is pleased to announce the formation of a new advisory board comprised of a diverse group of mathematics education visionaries. The Conceptua Advisory Board includes leaders in the Common Core movement, change agents in math education, and people with vast experience from the classroom to the national level. These advisors will guide Conceptua Math in its approach to curriculum development and delivery. The team includes:
•Steve Leinwand - Steve Leinwand is one of the most important voices in math education today. As a primary messenger in the Common Core movement, he boldly motivates school districts across the country. For over 30 years, Steve has held leadership positions in mathematics education. He is a Principal Research Analyst at the American Institutes for Research (AIR) in Washington, D.C., has served as a Mathematics Consultant with the Connecticut Department of Education, and was president of the National Council of Supervisors of Mathematics. •Julie McNamara, PhD - Julie McNamara is a valuable Conceptua collaborator. Her doctoral research involved student achievement in fractions, and she consulted with Conceptua Math while writing her Math Solutions book, Beyond Pizzas and Pies: 10 Essential Strategies for Supporting Fraction Sense, Grades 3-5. Dr. McNamara is currently part of the TeachingWorks team at the University of Michigan and has served on teaching staffs at the University of California at Berkeley and Saint Mary's College. •Dan Meyer - Dan Meyer is one of the nation's leading advocates for innovation, creativity, and the use of technology in math education. He is a well-known speaker, author, and blogger (dy/dan) with over 15,000 followers on Twitter. Dan has been seen on CNN, Good Morning America, TED.com, and Every Day with Rachel Ray promoting an engaging approach to math education. He is pursuing a doctoral fellowship at Stanford University in math education. •Robyn Silbey - Robyn Silbey has provided guidance and direction to Conceptua Math since the inception of the company. She is a top-tier professional development expert who worked as a math coach for 25 years at Montgomery County Public Schools, MD. She specializes in Singapore Math strategies and in the use of technology in education. Robyn develops curriculum for leading publishers, has published in the esteemed Teaching Children Mathematics magazine, and has served in the Teacher Training Corps for the US Department of Education.
Arjan Khalsa, CEO of Conceptua Math, describes the timely importance of this Advisory Board, "The K-8 math marketplace is significantly disrupted, leaving district leaders confused about the future of curriculum materials and their ability to meet Common Core demands. The insights from these four dynamic people will give us a window into what is working and what needs to change in order for our company to meet tomorrow's math challenges."
About Conceptua Math
Conceptua Math, an innovator in online K-8 math curriculum, was founded by a team of educational publishing and research leaders with a mission to transform the teaching and learning of mathematics. Conceptua Math uses patent-pending technologies to bid farewell to the traditional print textbook and usher in a new era where both teachers and students use visually-interactive curriculum to master difficult math topics. For more information, visit www.conceptuamath.com or phone 888.768.MATH.
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