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Reach ALL Learners to Enhance Math Engagement in the Classroom and Home

Thursday, January 13, 2022 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm EST

Reach ALL Learners to Enhance Math Engagement in the Classroom and Home

Presented by Dr. Kara Carpenter, Co-Founder, Teachley; Dr. Esther J. Yoon, Adjunct Assistant Professor, Hunter College; and Dr. Rachael Labrecque, Co-Founder, Director of Education Partnerships, Teachley

Sponsored by Teachley

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We know that elementary students are struggling with math now, more than ever before. New approaches to teaching math that engage and excite students are critical to overcoming profound disruptions in learning due to COVID-19.

This edWebinar shares research-based strategies that build a love for math through characters, stories, games, and lessons. Learn how these engaging methods can also foster strong conceptual learning, flexible strategy use, and better understanding of the math practice standards.

Families are such an important part of children’s learning, but often struggle to know how to help with math. The presenters also share family-friendly resources that extend math learning and foster a positive mindset at home. Engaging families through math games and stories can help reinforce skills learned at school and minimize homework frustrations.

By viewing this edWebinar, you learn about the research on early mathematical thinking and walk away with new ideas, easy-to-implement lessons, free games, and other ways to help ALL your learners see themselves as successful mathematicians!

This recorded edWebinar is of interest to K-5 teachers, school and district leaders, education technology leaders, and math and curriculum specialists.


Kara CarpenterAbout the Presenters

Kara Carpenter, Ph.D. is Co-founder of Teachley, an award-winning education company that develops K-5 math programs designed to promote deep thinking and learning. She is a National Board Certified Teacher with over 10 years of experience teaching children of all ages as a classroom teacher, outdoor education instructor and Peace Corps Volunteer. She has a Ph.D. in cognition and learning from Teachers College, Columbia University, where her research focused on teaching and detecting young children’s mathematical strategies using games. Her dissertation became an Apple Design Award-winning app, Addimal Adventure. Teachley’s games have over 1.6 million downloads worldwide, and schools in all 50 states and 40+ countries use the data platform. Dr. Carpenter has served as Principal Investigator on six of Teachley’s 12 Small Business Innovation Research grants from the Institute of Education Sciences, National Science Foundation, and National Institutes of Health.


Dr. Esther YoonDr. Esther Yoon, Adjunct Assistant Professor in the School of Education at Hunter College in New York City, is an educator, researcher, and math content specialist. She specializes in the research and development of educational products and media—focused on early learning apps, family engagement resources, classroom materials, and hands-on learning activities for children. Previously, Dr. Yoon was the senior learning scientist at the Hispanic Information and Telecommunications Network (HITN) in Brooklyn, NY, where she was responsible for ensuring that HITN’s learning and educational products reflected best practices and current research in the areas of child development, teaching, and learning for multicultural and multilingual audiences. She holds a Ph.D. in cognitive science in education from Teachers College, Columbia University, an M.A. in developmental teacher education from the University of California, Berkeley, and a B.A. in finance from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.


Rachael LabrecqueRachael Labrecque, Ph.D. is Co-founder of Teachley, an award-winning education company that develops K-5 math programs and interventions that promote deep thinking and learning. She is passionate about improving the quality of education by bridging her work in early childhood education, program evaluation, professional development, and education research to support learners and their teachers through fun, playful experiences. She holds a Ph.D. in cognitive studies in education from Columbia University where she studied the design and development of math software for young children and preparedness of pre-service teachers to integrate technology in the classroom. Dr. Labrecque currently serves as Principal Investigator on Teachley’s Small Business Innovation Research award from the U.S. Department of Education, Institute of Education Sciences to develop a problem-solving formative assessment tool with embedded PD for elementary schools and oversees partnerships with districts and educational organizations.


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​​Teachley is an essential math learning program that teaches foundational concepts to every student in grades K-5. We support teaching and deepen learning by building conceptual understanding, math fluency, and problem-solving skills. Through engaging, standards-aligned content, Teachley raises student achievement, levels the playing field, and makes math fun.



Thursday, January 13, 2022
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm EST
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