Cassandra Turner to Offer to Singapore Mathematics Seminars for Educators through the Bureau of Education and Research

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The Bureau of Education and Research (BER) will present seminars for educators presented by Singapore Math Teacher and Trainer Cassandra Turner at cities throughout the U.S. in 2012-2013. Turner will also be featured at several of BER's two-day "Helping Students Succeed in Math” conferences.

Cassandra Turner, Singapore Math Trainer, Consultant and Coach

Cassandra Turner

Best seminar I have been to in my 25 years of teaching. Lively, worthwhile, keeps your attention. Taking back strategies and activities I can use in my classroom. Very motivating.

Cassandra Turner, an internationally recognized Singapore Mathematics teacher, trainer and consultant, will be a featured presenter at several two day conferences for mathematics educators organized by the Bureau of Education and Research (BER) in 2012-13. In addition, BER will continue to offer two of Turner’s full-day Singapore Mathematics seminars at cities across the United States in the 2012-13 school year.

Turner said, “It’s been an honor and a pleasure to work with the Bureau of Education and Research for the past three years. I’m excited that BER is taking my Singapore Mathematics seminars to teachers in even more cities this year and I’m very grateful to be invited present at BER’s Math Conferences.”

Turner will present her flagship workshop, “How to Use Strategies from Singapore Mathematics to Strengthen Your Math Instruction,” to educators in 20 U.S. cities. In addition, “Boost Students’ Math Problem-Solving Skills Using Singapore Model Drawing,” Turner’s information-packed seminar covering the signature feature of the Singapore Mathematics curriculum, will be offered in five cities. Turner will lead seven sessions at BER’s two day “Helping Students Succeed in Math” conferences in six cities.

What do teachers say about Cassy Turner’s workshops? Here are comments from attendees last year:

  •     Fabulous! I can't wait to try some of these techniques with my students and share this with my peers. (4th Grade Teacher, Olney, MD)
  •     This is awesome! As a person who has always struggled with math, it really helps to have another way to look at things that make sense. (3rd Grade Teacher, Loganville, GA)
  •     This was the best workshop I have ever attended. Cassy was excellent. (Math Lab Teacher, Deer Park, NY)

Those attending Turner’s BER events receive an extensive resource handbook filled with a wealth of meaningful, ready-to-use ideas to put the power of Singapore Math to work in the classroom. Links to online registration forms for Cassandra Turner’s BER seminars may be found at SingaporeMathSource.com/BER.

2012-2013 Schedule for Cassy Turner’s BER Workshops and Math Conferences

“How to Use the Best Strategies from Singapore Mathematics to Strengthen Your Math Instruction”

Oct. 29 – Birmingham, AL
Oct. 30 – Jackson, MS
Oct. 31 – Houston, TX
Nov. 1 – San Antonio, TX
Nov. 2 – Dallas, TX
Nov. 19 – Richmond, VA
Nov. 20 – Northern VA
Nov. 26 – Buffalo, NY
Nov. 27 – Cleveland, OH
Nov. 28 – Columbus, OH
Nov. 29 – Indianapolis, IN
Nov. 30 – Atlanta, GA
Jan. 8, 2013 – Sioux Falls, SD
Jan. 9, 2013 – Rochester, MN
Jan. 10, 2013 - Minneapolis, MN
Jan. 11, 2013 – Phoenix, AZ
Apr. 2, 2013 – Manchester, NH
Apr. 3, 2013 – Long Island, NY
Apr. 4, 2013 – Newark, NJ
Apr. 5, 2013 – Cherry Hill, NJ

“Boost Students’ Math Problem Solving Skills Using Singapore Model Drawing”

Feb. 4, 2013 – Manchester, NH
Feb. 5, 2013 – Long Island, NY
Feb. 6, 2013 – Cleveland, OH
Feb. 7, 2013 – Columbus, OH
Feb. 8, 2013 – Indianapolis, IN

“Helping Students Succeed in Math” Conferences

Dec. 10 - 11 – Minneapolis, MN
Dec. 12 - 13 – Phoenix, AZ
Jan. 22 - 23, 2013 – Atlanta, GA
Jan. 24 - 25, 2013 – St. Louis, MO
Apr. 29 - 30, 2013 – Chicago, IL
May 1 - 2, 2013 – Boston, MA

Turner is available to schools or districts seeking help with the Singapore Mathematics Curriculum or with math instruction generally. For more information on additional services, please contact Cassy at 970.691.3180 or Cassy(at)SingaporeMathSource(dot)com.

About BER

The Bureau of Education & Research (http://www.BER.org) is the leading provider of staff development and training resources for educators in North America. Founded by educators in 1976, the Bureau has grown to provide national and regional training programs across the entire United States and Canada.

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, Canada and Ghana. More than three dozen schools have chosen Cassy to help them implement the curriculum.

Cassy currently conducts two different Singapore Mathematics Workshops for the Bureau of Education & Research (BER) and hosts SingaporeMathSource.com (http://www.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 Mathematics who loves to work with teachers to make every child a competent and confident mathematics student.

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