Dr. Steven Leinwand (September 26-October 7)
Inspirational speaker, author and internationally recognized mathematics leader, Dr. Steven Leinwand has over 35 years of experience as a leader in mathematics education. He is currently a Research Analyst at the American Institutes for Research in Washington, D.C., where he supports a range of mathematics education initiatives and research. Steve served as Mathematics Supervisor in the Connecticut Department of Education for twenty-two years and is a former president of the National Council of Supervisors of Mathematics. He is the author of several mathematics textbooks, numerous articles as well as the bestselling books Accessible Mathematics: Ten Instructional Shifts That Raise Student Achievement and of Sensible Mathematics: A Guide for School Leaders in the Era of Common Core State Standards.
During his return visit to ZIS, Dr. Leinwand will work primarily with teachers of students from Grades 2 to 12. In addition to teacher workshops, he will be offering two parent workshops.
Dr. Monica Neagoy (September 12-15)
Dr. Monica Neagoy, international mathematics consultant, has a passion for mathematics. Her 25-year mathematics career includes teacher professional development, math specialist training, national/international conference speeches, among other things. Monica’s life-long goal is to infuse people with a fascination for the wonder of mathematics.
Dr. Neagoy will work primarily with our younger learners from the ECC up to Grade 1. In addition to teacher workshops, she will be offering parent workshops at the ECC and in the Lower School.