CTD Educator's Conference on August 20 Explores Math Creativity

CTD Educator's Conference on August 20 Explores Math Creativity

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Educators will learn about "Encouraging Mathematical Creativity in a Differentiated Classroom” at a conference on August 20 hosted by Northwestern’s Center for Talent Development (CTD). The conference features Eric Mann, a gifted education expert and professor of mathematics at Hope College.

Teachers and school administrators who participate in the full-day conference will explore how to nurture a passion for mathematics in a differentiated classroom. Mann will lead a hands-on exploration of research-based approaches to teaching math that motivate reluctant learners and inspire creative thinking and problem solving.

The conference will take place on Northwestern’s Evanston campus at Norris Center from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The cost of the conference is $85, with a discount for CTD instructors and staff. Registration is available on the CTD website.

Eric Mann

Mann earned his PhD in educational psychology with an emphasis on talent development in mathematics at the University of Connecticut after serving as an elementary and middle school math and science teacher for seven years. As a research associate at the National Center on the Gifted and Talented, he was part of the professional development team for Project M3: Mentoring Mathematical Minds. Previously, he served in the Air Force, where he worked on space systems, including engineering and flight testing for NASA’s space shuttle program. 

The Center for Talent Development at Northwestern University has been serving the gifted community for more than 30 years. As a nonprofit center within the School of Education and Social Policy, CTD ensures that gifted students receive the education, encouragement and support they need to grow into confident and accomplished lifelong learners.

By Center for Talent Development and Marilyn Sherman
Last Modified: 7/21/15