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Kim Sutton | Barbara Ann Novelli | Greg Tang |
Mike Coulter
| Dr. Judith Hillen

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.

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Kim Sutton
Kim Sutton is a fabulous presenter, who has taught thousands of teachers the joy and excitement of "hands-on" math. Kimís teaching experience includes over 20 years of classroom teaching, regional math specialist and 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 masterís degree in Mathematics Education. Kim was the keynote speaker for Northwest Conference, Texas CAMT and Kansas State Math Conference. Kim has written many articles about pattern blocks, classroom management and is the author of Math Engineers, Math Focus Activities, Visual Tools, Number Line Workbook, Making Math Books With Children, Powerful Numbers 0-100 and Place Value With Pizzazz.

Experience what others have learnedóKim 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. Donít miss this wonderful opportunity to be thrilled, challenged and energized!

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Phone: 707-826-2965

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Barbara Ann Novelli
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.

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Phone: (541) 383-0148

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Greg Tang
Best Selling Author & Popular Math Educator - Greg Tangís mission is to make math enjoyable for children and teachers. He is a highly sought-after math educator, and an award-winning author of childrenís 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 studentsí understanding of math concepts and problem-solving skills. Youíll leave his seminars inspired and excited with tons of challenging and fun ideas for increasing your studentsí math understanding and ability - as well as your own!

Awards Incude:
New York Times Best Seller
IRA Teachers Choice
Oppenheim Gold Award
Parentís Guide Award

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Mike Coulter
Mike Coulter has a passion for mathematics education. He writes, publishes, and coordinates the Math & Logic Contests, a series of nation-wide math contests for students in grades 2-6 in which nearly half a million students have participated. Through his 30 years as an elementary school teacher and principal he has been an advocate for change in the way math is taught and learned in our schools. He has facilitated a countless number of workshops for educators in mathematics, data interpretation, school change, and other topics. Mikeís emphasis is that children and adults alike learn best when the learning is made meaningful and enjoyable. Mikeís presentation will challenge and energize your thinking about how math can and should be learned by elementary students. You will leave this seminar with practical ideas and tools that you can use as soon as you return to your school!

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Dr. Judith Hillen
Dr. Judith Hillen is a remarkable teacher/presenter who has eagerly shared with thousands of teachers her thoughtful insights and creative ideas about teaching and learning. Her background includes more than 25 years of teaching experience in elementary schools and university classrooms.Judith has provided staff development for both private and public school districts across the nation as well as for the Department of Defense Dependents Schools (DoDDS) in Great Britain and private schools in Manitoba, Canada. For many years she has served the educational community through local, state, regional and national professional conferences.Judith earned her Masters degree in integrated mathematics and science education through Fresno Pacific University and completed her doctoral studies in curriculum and educational leadership at the University of Southern California.In addition to her teaching responsibilities, Judith served as a Program Director for the AIMS (Activities Integrating Mathematics and Science) Education Foundation responsible for leadership training and curriculum development for nearly 20 years. Most recently she authored Fabulous Fractions (AIMS, 2000) and Marvelous Multiplication and Dazzling Division (AIMS, 2002).Currently Judith is faculty emeritus at Fresno Pacific University and directs her own business, Hillen Associates, where she designs math curriculum, Math SixPaks©, and consultation for teachers and schools.Judith brings to each seminar a wealth of practical ideas and hands-on experiences that simplify and strengthen the understanding of mathematical concepts and relationships for all learners.

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Phone: 760-771-4506

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