My life-changing experiences in the summer of 2012 included mathematics teaching, training and learning on four continents. All told, I logged more than 60,000 miles. Incredible!
Fort Collins, CO (PRWEB) November 29, 2012
In her letter, Turner noted that she was taking time at Thanksgiving to reflect on the amazing experiences that she enjoyed over the past 12 months. She stated how gratifying it is to have the opportunity to champion elementary math education and get paid to spend time in classrooms with teachers and students. Turner extended her heartfelt thanks to everyone who has played a part in making the year so special.
In her “Giving Thanks” message last year, Turner confessed that 2011 would be difficult to beat. Well…beat it she did. In 2012, Turner's math training and consulting business more than doubled and she enjoyed some amazing professional opportunities… Where to start?
Training and learning on four continents
In May, Turner was awarded a contract by the Republic of Palau to assist the Ministry of Education (MOE) with the implementation of the Singapore Math® Curriculum. She visited Palau twice in 2012, providing training and professional development for teachers and MOE Staff.
The Association International School in Accra, Ghana, hired Turner to help teachers adopt Singapore Math®. She spent a week working at AIS in September 2012.
Turner attended the Olympic Games of Mathematics Education, otherwise known as the International Congress on Mathematical Education (ICME), in Seoul, Korea. Held only once every four years, ICME-12 attracted 5,000 participants from more than 150 countries.
Turner said, "My life-changing experiences in the summer of 2012 included mathematics teaching, training and learning on four continents. All told, I logged more than 60,000 miles. Incredible!"
School Clients and BER
While international clients are energizing, Turner said that she was extremely grateful to provide professional development services on a regular basis for more than a dozen North American Schools that are using Singapore Math®, the world’s best elementary math curriculum.
Turner also expressed appreciation for her relationship with the Bureau of Education & Research (BER), now in its third year. She presented more than 30 Singapore Mathematics seminars for teachers across North America in 2012. Turner said, "I’m very grateful that BER invited me to present at their 'Helping Students Succeed in Math' Conferences in the coming months."
Learning and Presenting
For the 4th consecutive year, Turner's personal learning included attendance and participation at the 2012 annual conferences of both the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics and NCSM. At NCTM, Turner was a speaker, presenting a session with Lauri Susi of Conceptua Math entitled, “Technology + Singapore Strategies = Number Sense” to a large audience of Math Educators.
Turner also continued to conduct peer reviews of articles submitted for publication in NCTM journals and met her personal goal of reading at least 50 books for the third straight year.
Despite a very busy work and travel schedule, Turner made time this year to serve several causes that are very important to her.
She is entering her 3rd and final year as a member of the Board of Directors of Liberty Common School, an award-winning K-12 Charter School in Fort Collins, Colorado.
Turner said she is proud that her after-school math club continues to be wildly popular with kids who have great fun while building math skills that last a lifetime. She extended special thanks to parents who help oversee the club when she can’t be there.
Turner is also wrapping up her 4th year as an advisor to students in the award-winning International Baccalaureate (IB) program at Poudre High School.
In concluding, Turner expressed her sincere thanks to clients, colleagues, partners and students for a wonderful year.
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 Math Workshops for the Bureau of Education & Research (BER) and hosts 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 Math who loves to work with schools and teachers to make every child in every classroom a competent and confident mathematics student.