Deeper Understanding for Students = Mathematics Teaching Practices in Action!

Donna S. Leak

• 3–5 Session

Thursday, October 22, 2015 | 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Room 303 (Atlantic City Convention Center)

Wonder how to really get your students talking about mathematics? This session gives practical activities connected to the Mathematics Teaching Practices in Principles to Actions designed to engage your students so that they take ownership of the discourse in your class. Problem solving, reasoning, representation, and questioning are at the top of the list!

Donna S. Leak

Donna S. Leak

Dr. Donna S. Leak is the Superintendent of Community Consolidated Schools District 168 in Sauk Village, IL. Previously, she served as the Superintendent of Rich Township High School District 227, in Matteson, IL. Dr. Leak began her career as a Sixth Grade Math Teacher and went on to teach High School Mathematics, serve as Department Chair, International Math Consultant, Associate Principal, and Assistant Superintendent before becoming Superintendent. Dr. Leak has worked with the Department of Defense and American Community Schools in Western Europe, Asia, and South America providing professional learning for thousands of teachers not only abroad, but in large domestic areas such as New York, Detroit, Los Angeles, Atlanta, and Memphis. She has spoken at more than 200 conferences world wide and represented the United States at the International Congress on Math Education in Seville, Spain.

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