Fort Collins, CO (PRWEB) September 21, 2012
The Association International School in Accra, Ghana, engaged Cassandra Turner to assist with the school’s implementation of the Singapore Math Curriculum. Turner, an internationally recognized Singapore Math trainer and consultant, traveled to the Association International School (AIS) in September 2012 to help teachers become familiar with Singapore Math and learn how it is best used in the classroom. She will return to AIS in the Spring of 2013 for a follow-up visit.
AIS Head of School Audrey H. Doryumu says, “I am very excited that Ms. Turner will be training our teachers. I believe Singapore Math will develop and sharpen our students’ reasoning skills and allow them to become thinkers and free them from the fear and dislike of mathematics.”
Turner said, “I am honored that Head of School Doryumu invited me to Ghana to conduct Singapore Math training for teachers at the Association International School. AIS has such a rich and interesting history. In adopting Singapore Math, AIS is choosing a world-class curriculum that provides students with a solid foundation in mathematics by focusing on visual understanding, connections, number sense, mastery, and problem solving. I can’t wait to help them get started.”
Turner posted a brief description of her September 2012 visit to AIS on her blog, SingaporeMathSource.com.
About Association International School
Association International School was founded in 1963 by Commander George E. Amuah. AIS quickly became the number one school in the nation, producing leaders of multi-national companies as well as professional and governmental organizations. In the 1980s, AIS was confiscated from the owners and nationalized; it soon fell into disrepair and lost its great reputation as a school of excellence. Then, in 2009, the democratic administration led by President John Kufour returned all confiscated assets to their rightful owners; after 25 years, the Amuahs once again controlled AIS .
Following a major renovation, the New Association International School opened its doors to the public again in September 2011. The beautiful main campus is set on 5 acres and is in its first phase of a major capital improvement plan, which will eventually provide state of the arts buildings and resources to supplement the classroom and student education. Today, AIS has 120 students on its campus. Its student and faculty body is diverse and truly representative of an international community.
Association International School is always interested in bringing exceptional teachers to Ghana. Teachers looking for a rewarding teaching experience, contact the AIS Human Resources department.
About Cassandra Turner
Cassandra Turner has been “Passionate about Singapore Math” since first encountering it in 2001. An independent math trainer and coach since 2009, Cassy has had the pleasure of introducing Singapore Math to thousands of teachers, administrators and parents in 30 U.S. states, Mexico and Canada. More than three dozen schools have chosen Cassy to help them implement the curriculum.
Cassy currently conducts two different Singapore Math Workshops for the Bureau of Education & Research (BER) and hosts SingaporeMathSource.com, a website featuring news, resources, reviews and more. Formerly a teacher--she used Primary Mathematics at several grade levels--Cassy traveled to Singapore to see the curriculum from the source in 2007 and co-authored a Singapore Math Training Manual approved by the State of California the following year. In 2012, Cassy was awarded a contract by the Republic of Palau to assist the Ministry of Education (MOE) with the implementation of the Singapore Math Curriculum.
Cassy is a devoted champion of Singapore Math who loves to work with schools and teachers to make every child in every classroom a competent and confident mathematics student.
About Singapore Math ®
"Singapore Math" came into use in the U.S. around the year 2000 when U.S. academics, homeschoolers, schools and the media started use the term to refer to a series of math books imported from Singapore. Since then, Singapore Math® is the descriptive term used by customers, educators and the media to refer to the math books distributed by SingaporeMath.com Inc.