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Professional Development is an integral part of successful Singapore math adoption.

We recommend the following trainers.

Math Champions Professional Development has offered math training services since 2008. The team has helped hundreds of schools implement Singapore math curriculum, and thousands of teachers who use it as a supplement. By teachers, for teachers, Cassy Turner firmly believes that “math is not a spectator sport.” Based in Colorado, the team is available for training across the U.S. and internationally, working with school administrators and teachers through all stages of an adoption from consultation through parent engagement events.

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SMARTTraining has teachers available across the U.S., all of whom have taught Singapore math programs in classrooms for grade levels from kindergarten through middle school. The depth of their trainers’ experience allows them to share insights and to relate easily to teachers because they’ve been there themselves. Many of their trainers are nationally-known speakers for BER, SDE, NCTM, CAMT and many charter groups on the Singapore math method.

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SingaporeMathSupport provides training for educators and implementation support for schools across the U.S., Europe, and Central and South America. Founded in 2014 by long-time Singapore math professional development provider Sherri Adler, SingaporeMathSupport services include model lessons, parent night hosting, and classroom observations, and more. They also have a middle school specialist to help with grades 5-8. Each school training is customized to best meet the unique needs of that school, and all training sessions offer a hands-on, interactive experiences.

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Singapore Math Coach offers highly customized onsite and online professional development. For nearly two decades, founder and lead trainer, Beth Curran, has been inspiring thousands of teachers, administrators, and parents. She is the go-to person for numerous schools and communities making step change improvements in education. Beth has worked extensively with all Singapore math curricula currently available in the U.S. She is a co-author and reviewer for Dimensions Math, as well as the Dimensions Math Video instructor. Beth lives in Virginia and travels around the world sharing her passion for making math make sense.

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Bill Jackson offers professional development for educators using Singapore math programs, as well as Lesson Study and Common Core Standards. Bill was one of the first educators to implement Primary Mathematics on a large scale in the U.S.. He will customize a professional development plan for your team.
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Aspire Learning Academy is based in Vancouver, Canada and provides consulting services and training to teachers using Singapore math programs across Canada, the U.S., and internationally. They offer curriculum adoption and implementation consulting, training programs for teachers, administrators, and school districts. Singapore math content knowledge is key to allowing teachers to effectively deliver the curriculum in a positive manner. Parent information seminars are also available to help parents understand and support their children with Singapore math content and assignments. Aspire Learning Academy’s Tara Haddad and Taylor Cordeiro are both available for training and consultation.

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Dr. Kevin Mahoney has been a teacher of elementary mathematics since 1989. A “math war” veteran, he has worked with a wide variety of math programs both old and new. In 2011, he became the first American to investigate Singapore’s elementary teaching methods at the doctoral level, publishing original academic research on the effects of Singaporean pedagogy on American math students.

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The Pi Project are two teachers who have taught the Singapore math method in K–8 classrooms in Singapore, Germany, and the U.S. for a combined 55 years of experience. They've been training teachers for over 12 years.

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Johnette Roberts is a National Board Certified Teacher in Early Adolescence Mathematics and Certified Elementary Mathematics Specialist. She served as the coordinator of “The Singapore Math® Project,” a collaborative effort to implement Singapore Math® curriculum at three Title I elementary schools in a district just north of Baton Rouge, Louisiana from 2008–2012. In 2011, achievement scores for third grade students improved by 90%.

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Bill Davidson is available for training teachers, math coaches, curriculum specialists and administrators. He has worked with public, private and charter schools of all sizes across the U.S. In addition to comprehensive training, Davidson offers workshops with topics ranging from “Singapore Math® Curriculum Overview” to “Precision Teaching,” demonstration lessons, teacher observations and feedback, and coordinating of parent nights.

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Robyn Silbey is available for training teachers, coaches, curriculum specialists, and administrators in the Singapore Math® program.

Silbey loves motivating teachers and students to value the power and elegance of the Singapore approach to math. She facilitated a five-year Singapore Math® program roll-out in Montgomery County, Maryland, during which time the school’s state assessment math scores soared from the mid 50’s to the low 90’s.

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