ETA hand2mind hosts its 50th edWeb webinar for math teachers

math cakeETA hand2mind has hosted a professional learning community on edWeb for the past three years, providing free professional development for elementary and middle school math educators.

The community, Building Understanding in Mathematics, launched in January 2012 with host and presenter Sara Delano Moore, Ph. D., Director of Mathematics and Science at ETA hand2mind. Since then, the community has grown to over 6,400 math education professionals, with over 6,000 CE certificates issued and more than 20,000 views of the program’s recorded webinars. Most of the community’s webinars are presented as multi-part series, providing deep, meaningful professional development on a variety of topics.

sara mooreOn October 13, 2015, Sara Moore presented the community’s 50th webinar, on the topic of geometric reasoning with shapes and attributes. During the webinar, she told her audience, “We could not have made it to 50 webinars without all of the energy and excitement all of you bring to this community every month. The learning that happens here is collective work.”

Lynn Scott, Senior Program Director for added, “Every webinar from this program includes time for reflection to ensure attendees understand the “why” as well as the “how” of the math topic at hand. And Sara always shares practical strategies that educators can use immediately to improve their math instruction. Math teachers have told us how grateful they are for this free professional development program from ETA hand2mind.”

Building Understand in Mathematics is a free professional learning community on edWeb that provides a forum for educators to learn and share ideas to improve their teaching and help their students build understanding in mathematics. The community hosts free monthly webinars and online discussions and is a growing learning center for math educators around the country, and the world.

Educators, math curriculum directors, and school administrators are invited to join the free Building Understand in Mathematics professional learning community at

The community’s next free webinar, “Geometric Reasoning with Shapes & Attributes Part 3: Properties of Lines & Angles” will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 10 at 4 p.m. Eastern Time.