65th Annual Meeting and Conference
October 23 & 24, 2015
Tinley Park, IL
Friday's Keynote Speaker, Jo Boaler
Jo Boaler is a British education author, and is Professor of Mathematics Education at the Stanford Graduate School of Education. Boaler is involved in promoting mathematics education reform and equitable mathematics classrooms. She is the CEO and co-founder of Youcubed, a non-profit organization that provides mathematics education resources to parent and educators of K–12 students. She is the author of seven books including, What’s Math Got To Do With It? (2009)[and The Elephant in the Classroom (2010), both written for teachers and parents with the goal of improving mathematics education in both the US and UK. She is an advocate of promoting a Growth Mindset in mathematics classrooms and has created free online course experiences for teachers, parents, and students, titled “How to Learn Math".
Saturday's Featured Speaker, Eli Luberoff
Eli Luberoff is the founder and CEO of Desmos. Desmos is the next generation of the graphing calculator. Eli began his programming life on his TI-83 graphing calculator in elementary school, culminating with a working version of Monopoly which was destroyed when he removed the backup battery by accident. He began working on the software that would become Desmos.com during a year-long hiatus from Yale University in 2007, returning to graduate summa cum laude with degrees in Math and Physics in 2009. Eli was also selected by Bloomberg Businessweek as one of the top 25 entrepreneurs under 25 in 2011.
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