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The MEGSL Fall Conference
Friday, October 10 (4:00 pm – 8:00 pm)
Saturday, October 11 (8:00 am – 3:00 pm)
Hazelwood West Middle School
12834 Missouri Bottom Road
For information, please contact Joshua Pearce
Check out the conference sessions here.
Our special keynote speaker, Steve Leinwand, was one of the members of the writing team for NCTM's new book, Principles to Actions
Steve Leinwand is a Principal Research Analyst at the American Institutes for Research (AIR) in Washington, D.C. and has over 30 years of leadership positions in mathematics education. His work at AIR has included technical assistance to the General Electric Foundation and to the Microsoft Math Partnership, involving work in Seattle, Louisville, Cincinnati, and Milwaukee. He has overseen the development of the Algebra Assessment for the ongoing High School Longitudinal Study and co-authored “What the United States Can Learn from Singapore’s World-Class Mathematics System (and what Singapore can learn from the United States).” Leinwand has also served as Intervention Task Leader for the Institute for Educational Sciences’ Mathematics Professional Development Impact Study and has been the Mathematics Lead on Hazelwood (MO) East Middle School school improvement grant.
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 statewide activities in K-12 mathematics education, including the provision of technical assistance and professional development, the evaluation of Title 1 and K-12 mathematics programs, the assessment of student achievement and teacher competency, the dissemination of information, and the coordination of programs and activities. Steve has served on the Mathematical Sciences Education Board during the development and publication of “Everybody Counts”, as president of the National Council of Supervisors of Mathematics, and on the NCTM Board of Directors where he helped to review NCTM’s “Principles and Standards for School Mathematics.” Steve is also an author of several mathematics textbooks. He has written numerous articles and his books, Sensible Mathematics: A Guide for School Leaders in an Era of Common Core State Standards and Accessible Math: 10 Instructional Shifts that Raise Student Achievement were published by Heinemann in 2012 and 2009 respectively. He has also conducted periodic seminars on “Making Math Work for Underachieving Students” including the development of instructional strategies for improving student achievement generally, and in the area of fractions, decimals, proportional reasoning, measurement and estimation specifically.