Presenters & Classes
Creative Mathematics is committed to providing impactful teacher seminars that are guaranteed to help you both implement the NCTM Standards of Curriculum Reform in Mathematics and helps in your classroom today! Our nationally known presenters are dedicated to providing the finest quality seminar using standards based content. Presenters are selected based on their expertise, excellence in classroom teaching, motivational skill, and ability to help you!
Our presenters work with many school districts offering individually tailored in servicing. This in-service work is separate from Creative Mathematics and can be set up with each presenter independently. You may contact them by phone or e-mail to discuss workshop content, available dates, and cost.
Kim Sutton is a fabulous presenter, who has taught thousands of teachers the joy and excitement of “hands-on” math. Kim’s teaching experience includes over 25 years of classroom teaching, time as a regional math specialist and as a university instructor. Kim has worked with over 150 districts nationally and internationally as a staff development consultant. A former Associate Director of Project AIMS, Kim has a master’s degree in Mathematics Education and has been the keynote speaker for state and regional math conferences. Kim has produced many wonderful math games and tools and has written many articles about pattern blocks and classroom management. Kim is the author of 15 titles including Math Engineers, Math Drills to Thrill, Math Focus Activities, Visual Tools, Number Line Workbook, Making Math Books With Children, Powerful Numbers 0-100, Place Value With Pizzazz, Do The Math, Dynamic Dice, All Aboard The Algebra Express, Fractions: A Part of the Whole, The Power of Digital Root, Let’s Get Started!, and her most recent book Dazzling Dominoes.
Experience what others have learned—Kim Sutton is a dynamic, extraordinary educator whose enthusiasm and love for teaching are contagious! She gives you practical, easy to implement information and ideas that you will use for years. Don’t miss this wonderful opportunity to be thrilled, challenged and energized!
- Blueprint for Understanding Today’s Math Content
- Math Games for the Common Core Standards
- Establishing Critical Math Routines
- Powerful Mathematics Tools For A Better Math Classroom
- Children’s Literature and Smart Math Strategies to Teach Mathematical Content – 2- Day Seminar
- Building Strong Number Sense with Place Value Power
- Road Map For Mathematical Success
- Making Every Math Minute Count
- Critical Math Content to Improve Student Understanding & Performance
- Math Camp – 4 Day Intensive Math Camp for Teachers
- Mathematical Drills To Thrill – One Day Math Seminar
- Mathematics Beyond Arithmetic – One Day Math Seminar
- Effective Teaching Tools of Math – New Class!
- Math Talk – 3 Hour Evening Math Workshop
- Super Drills – 2 Day Summer Seminar
- Children’s Literature and Smart Math Strategies to Teach Mathematical Content – One Day Math Seminar
- Building A Strong Elementary Mathematics Program
- Drill & Practice for Mathematical Fluency
- Balancing the Math Act
Phone: (707) 826-2965
Barbara Novelli is a gifted educator, who has taught for over twenty years, working with young learners. Barbara’s expertise in the area of mathematics and science has helped her in her many distinguished positions: AIMS Foundation Associate Director, Teaching Consultant for CSIN (California Science Implementation Network), Mentor Teacher, Director of Staff & Curriculum and Finalist for the Presidential Award in Mathematics.
Barbara has written many articles about teaching mathematics and science to young learners, and her new book Overs and Overs is now available!
Barbara has a real love for teaching teachers which she does with an incredible amount of energy and enthusiasm. She has taught and worked with hundreds of educators around the country, helping them solve problems, improve daily management, and understand and plan developmentally appropriate integrated curriculum.
- Laying the Foundation for Mathematics in the Pre-K and Kindergarten Classroom
- Math Success for All Students
- Teaching Science Through Literature
- Improving Student Achievement in Measurement & Geometry
- Strategies for Teaching Reading & Writing Across the Curriculum
- Sensationally Simple Science
- Boost Math Scores with Science
Phone: (541) 383-0148
Marcy Cook master educator, author and math specialist, has presented workshops and seminars for teachers throughout the USA and in over two dozen foreign countries. Having taught two years in the International School in Thessaloniki Greece, she has provided math inservices in South America, Central America, Canada, Mexico, Asia, Africa and Europe. With a Bachelor of Arts from the University of California, Santa Barbara, and a Masters Degree from Stanford University she has taught all elementary grades, junior high, high schools and university levels. Marcy currently works as an independent math consultant training thousands of enthusiastic teachers with her active, hands-on workshops. Her experience with classroom teaching, GATE (gifted and talented education), and student teaching supervision have inspired her to create meaningful math materials (over 95 books and 170 tile task card packets) and to share her ideas with others. Marcy is a very creative and innovative presenter who brings energy and motivation to her sessions. Her active hands-on workshops leave teachers with practical ideas and strategies to take back to the classroom immediately.
- Math Centers To Maximize Math Minutes & Differentiate
- Mathematics: The Thinking Sport. Number Sense, Reasoning & Problem Solving
- Making Sense of Numbers & Shapes, Reasoning & Relationships
- Create a “Live” Mathematics Classroom
Cheryl Henjum has over 16 years of experience in the world of education as a teacher, Title I and Special Education Director, as well as a P-12 Administrator. Working with teachers and students of all socioeconomic levels; Cheryl’s experiences have allowed her to understand the different levels of learners and teachers within various school systems. Cheryl’s passion for mathematics evolved while in the classroom, but more so when leading and working teachers who were frustrated by students not being fluent in math. Cheryl began working with Kim Sutton over 5 years ago, believing and knowing that implementing hands-on activities, music and movement into the classroom not only proved to increase fluency, but it also increased teacher enthusiasm when teaching math! Cheryl has shared her journey and successes with many teachers, coaches, directors and administrators at local, state and national conferences. She currently works with various districts to help implement and drive math instruction using an effective RTI approach when teaching mathematics. You will find Cheryl’s presentation style energizing, practical and FUN! Moreover, Cheryl wants educators to walk away feeling confident and comfortable with new activities and practical assessments that can be used in the classroom immediately! If you are a teacher who is tired of feeling frustrated, or maybe you just need a new approach to teaching your next math lesson….I guarantee that you will walk away feeling excited about teaching math to ALL of your students!
Jane Felling is co-author of the award winning Box Cars And One-Eyed Jacks series and has been a leader in the area of games as a teaching strategy for over 25 years. She has been a featured speaker at the National ASCD and NCTM conferences as well as the ASCD Summer Conference on Teaching Excellence, 100’s of provincial and state conferences and has worked with 1000’s of teachers and students during her consulting career. Her research for her masters was in the area of game instructional theory and she has taught K-8 and special education as part of her contracts. She has helped implement several school wide adoptions of the Box Cars resources and is passionate about helping teachers with brain compatible instructional strategies. Jane is known for her high energy presentation style and her engaging, informative, practical workshops.
John Felling presents workshops that are engaging, informative, fun and hands-on. In his workshops, teachers learn a variety of games and activities (many are new for 2014-2015), closely tied to national, state and provincial curriculum standards. The games and activities presented integrate easily with the learning resources teachers are already using or can easily obtain. John brings a wealth of knowledge, insight, tips and humor to his presentations gained through his years of experience as an educator and educational leader. He has been a featured speaker at many recent national conferences (NCTM, ASCD) focusing on practical solutions to issues in today’s classroom. John is a co-owner of Box Cars And One-Eyed Jacks, mainly focusing on providing teacher workshops and training new Box Cars consultants. He is co-author on several of the books in the Box Cars And One-Eyed Jacks series and has also authored the book Daily Physical Education – “No Sweat” For Classroom Teachers.
Great Books By Box Cars & One-Eyed Jacks:
- Shuffling Into Math
- All Hands On Deck
- Dice Works
- Math Attack
- Piece It Together With Fractions
- Deca Dice
- Radical Math
- Double Dare You
- Power Play
Jane’s & John’s Classes:
- Math Games Using Cards + Dice + Dominoes – Box Cars And One-Eyed Jacks
- Elementary Math Games That Build The Brain “Matter”
With more than 50 years of primary and intermediate teaching experience between them, Ron and Nancy Brown understand what works in the classroom. They continue to draw rave reviews as featured speakers at educational conferences at the state, national and international levels for their creative & practical teaching strategies. For more than 15 years, Ron and Nancy have helped thousands of teachers learn how songs, rhyme and rhythm can be used to effectively teach K-5 mathematics skills and standards. Using original music and loads of creativity, Ron and Nancy have developed dozens of exciting classroom-tested activities that teachers and students love. Join them for an inspiring day that will truly make a difference in your teaching.
Ron & Nancy Brown’s Classes
Ron Brown’s Music has been recognized & published by:
- McGraw Hill Math
- Perfection Learning
- Kim Sutton, Creative Mathematics
- Shiller Math
- Danos Books (Israel)
- Award Reading (Australia)
- Teaching & Learning Magazine (United Kingdom)
Best Selling Author & Popular Math Educator – Greg Tang’s mission is to make math enjoyable for children and teachers. He is a highly sought-after math educator, and an award-winning author of children’s books. Greg has worked widely with schools on fresh approaches to math and professional development. After watching too many children struggle to learn basic math concepts and skills, Greg was inspired to develop a practical, highly visual approach to the teaching and learning of math.
His intuitive, common-sense approach to math is guaranteed to help strengthen your students’ understanding of math concepts and problem-solving skills. You’ll leave his seminars inspired and excited with tons of challenging and fun ideas for increasing your students’ math understanding and ability – as well as your own!
New York Times Best Seller
IRA Teachers Choice
Oppenheim Gold Award
Parent’s Guide Award
- Math Strategies for Struggling Learners
- Teaching The Tough Topics: Number Sense, Fact Fluency, Fractions & Word Problems
- A Cure for the Common Core
- Math Learning Centers
- The Art of Smart
A New Paradigm for Teaching Math
- Go Fast, Go Far
One Day Seminar -50 Nifty Strategies That Build Skills, Smarts & Success
- Making Math Meaningful for Both Students and Teachers
One Day Seminar – Teaching Innovative Math Concepts & Problem-Solving Skills
- Traditional Algorithms
A Non-Traditional Approach