Mathematics Professional Development Event
Nancy Davis Welch Memorial
Professional Development Event
June 7, 2018
Mansfield Holiday Inn
4:00 - 7:30
**Registration begins at 3:30
To celebrate Nancy Davis Welch (1967 - 2015), Looney Math Consulting is offering the third annual evening of professional development for educators of mathematics working with grades K-8.
Nancy Welch embodied the values of a true educator. She inspired learners with the confidence that with knowledge comes success. She touched the lives of numerous children both in the United States and beyond. She worked to support those who teach mathematics, embracing the ideals of creativity, perseverance, and dedication to the profession. Through this event, we will continue her legacy of bringing the power of education to others.
This event has proven to be a wonderful night of learning, networking, socializing, and FUN where educators are treated and valued as hard-working professionals.
This year we are thrilled to announce that internationally sought-after speaker, (*)Steve Leinwand will be sharing his talk: Clear Goals + Rich Tasks + Powerful Questions = the Magic of Great Math Lessons.
This will be followed by dinner.
As always, the theme will be on spreading the Joy of Mathematics!
Teachers who demonstrate a commitment to mathematics and education can apply or be nominated for a FREE seat for this event.
You are invited to apply or to nominate a worthy candidate. Applications are due March 15, 2018.
(*) Steve Leinwand is a principal research analyst at the American Institutes for Research (AIR) and has over 40 years of leadership positions in mathematics education. He currently serves as mathematics expert on a wide range of AIR projects that focus on high-quality mathematics instruction, turning around under-performing schools, improving adult education, evaluating programs, developing assessments and providing technical assistance.
Before joining AIR in 2002, Leinwand spent 22 years as Mathematics Consultant with the
Connecticut Department of Education where he was responsible for the development and oversight of a broad
statewide program of activities in K-12 mathematics education.
Steve has also served on the NCTM Board of Directors and has been President of the National Council of Supervisors of Mathematics
Steve is the author of several mathematics textbooks and has written numerous articles. His books, Sensible Mathematics: A Guide for School Leaders in the Era of Common Core State Standards and Accessible Mathematics: 10 Instructional Shifts That Raise Student Achievement were published by Heinemann in 2012 and 2009 respectively. In addition, Leinwand was the awardee of the 2015 National Council of Supervisors of
Mathematics Glenn Gilbert/Ross Taylor National Leadership Award for outstanding contributions to
We are appreciative of any and all support as we continue Nancy's legacy!
- The Looney Math Consulting Team