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3 Brain Secrets for Math to Help All Students Succeed

Tuesday, April 9, 2024 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDT

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Presented by Liesl McConchie, Education Training Consultant, Math With the Brain in Mind; and Jay Meadows, CEO, Exemplars

Sponsored by Exemplars

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View this edWebinar to unlock the secrets of the math brain and empower all students to excel in mathematics. In this engaging session, Liesl McConchie and Jay Meadows delve into the core components of the brain that are essential for mathematical success: the predictive brain, math identity, and learning readiness.

During this edWebinar they discuss:

  • Strategies for fostering emotional safety and a positive learning environment
  • Techniques to leverage the brain’s predictive nature to enhance learning outcomes
  • Methods to shape a positive math identity and mindset in students
  • Approaches for cultivating curiosity, relevance, and agency in math education

Viewers leave equipped with actionable strategies to enhance student engagement, foster a growth mindset, and promote mathematical proficiency for learners of all ages. Whether you’re a seasoned educator or new to the field, join us to gain valuable insights and resources to transform your math instruction.

This recorded edWebinar is of interest to K-12 teachers and school leaders.

Liesl McConchie

About the Presenters

Liesl McConchie, Education Training Consultant at Math With the Brain in Mind, is an international expert on how the brain learns and co-author of the best-selling book Brain-Based Learning with Dr. Eric Jensen. She has been published in multiple education journals, including ASCD’s Educational Leadership journal and NCTM’s Mathematics Teacher. With over 25 years of experience in education, Liesl bridges her knowledge of how the brain best learns with her experience of teaching math to create tangible strategies to support teachers and schools across the globe. She has a rich background in education that includes creating new schools, leading whole-school reforms, delivering workshops to educators, and speaking at conferences. Liesl brings the highest quality of research, professionalism, and engagement to all her contributions to the field of education.

Jay Meadows

Jay Meadows serves as Exemplars’ Chief Executive Officer. He is a former middle school math and science teacher and has been working in education for three decades. Jay holds a Master of Arts in Teaching and a second master’s in mathematical pedagogy. Jay is also one of Exemplars’ primary performance task writers and professional development consultants for the middle level. Leading sessions throughout the United States, Jay works with teachers to integrate performance tasks and research-based best practices into their curricula. Through Exemplars, Jay dreams of teaching a generation of students to solve any problem put in front of them. Prior to his career in education, Jay coordinated delegations from the former Soviet Union through programs with the U.S. State Department. Jay has also worked alongside a number of international non-profits and is a former Peace Corps volunteer.

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Exemplars provides performance tasks, rubrics, and student anchor papers for schools and districts in Math, Science, and Writing. Our performance material engages students and promotes reasoning, communication, and higher-order thinking. Performance tasks are classroom-tested and may be used for assessment, instruction, and professional development. Exemplars’ supplemental resources are research-based and designed to meet state, national, and Common Core standards.

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