Monica Neagoy is a bilingual author (www.MonicaNeagoy.com) international consultant, and popular keynote speaker with a contagious passion for mathematics. In addition to authoring books, her 25-year mathematics career has included national leadership roles, teacher professional development, math specialist training, conference speeches, live television courses, video creation and hosting, math apps conception, and live math shows including her popular MathMagic Show.

Whether in the U.S., Europe, or elsewhere, whether presenting in English, French, or Spanish, whether working with teachers, parents, or students, Monica’s life-long goal has been to infuse people with a fascination for the beauty, power, and wonder of mathematics.

Having begun her teaching career in Georgetown University Mathematics Department and been a program director at the National Science Foundation thereafter, her knowledge of higher mathematics enables her to empower teachers and parents to appreciate the bridges from early mathematics to advanced abstract mathematics.

Dr. Neagoy’s expertise with professional development spans grades PreK to 12. After working many years at the high school level, creating over 50 videos for the middle and high school grades, including two series for Discovery Education and The Annenberg Channel, over the past decade she has focused much of her work, in Europe and America, on grades PreK to 8. She’s convinced that if children enter middle school disenchanted with mathematics, the probability to rekindle their love for mathematics is slim.

Examples of Publications:

  • In 2006 Discovery Education published a set of 10 DVDs (in English) titled Discovering Algebra with Graphing Calculators, for high school teachers and students, written and hosted by Dr. Neagoy (http://store.discoveryeducation.com/product/show/50647 )
  • In 2010 T3 (T-cubed) Europe published a set of demonstration videos (in French) on teaching advanced mathematics with the TI-CAS. See an example here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4ly1EySA6XM
  • 2012 and 2014, Corwin Press published two books (in English) authored by Dr. Neagoy titled, Planting The Seeds of Algebra, PreK-2 and Planting the Seeds of Algebra, 3-5 (http://www.corwin.com/authors/657525)
  • In 2014, La Librairie des Écoles in Paris invited her to direct a brand new adaptation of Singapore Mathematics to the French Math Standards (in French): Maths Méthode Singapour (http://www.lalibrairiedesecoles.com/produit/maths-fichier-de-leleve-a-cp-nouvelle-edition/)
  • In 2017, ASCD (www.ascd.org) will be coming out with her latest book (in English) for teachers of grades 3 through 7, titled Unpacking Fractions: Classroom-Tested Strategies to Build Students' Mathematical Understanding.

Newsflash

FROM URGENCY TO AGENCY – Sustainability at the Heart of Learning

Sustainability Workshop 26th & 27th November 2021

The UN has called ‘Code Red for Humanity’ in its most recent IPCC report. How do we as educators mitigate the climate anxiety our students may experience (and staff, we might add) and use it as an opportunity to forge local actions? In this workshop we base ourselves on the conviction that schools are capable of, and obligated to, play an important role in mitigating Climate Change.

In our view, schools should reinvent themselves to become learning communities that go beyond preparing for the future; instead they should help shape that future, by allowing students and educators to prototype solutions for today’s challenges. By allowing students to actively engage with the local impacts of Climate Change, they could learn about the SDGs, Systems Thinking, Design Thinking, collaboration, etc - all skills which will serve them well in their further lives. In that way, sustainability can become a core driver of education, very much in line with IBO’s vision about student agency. It will allow for learning to be challenge-based, relevant, local and utterly engaging. It will give students a voice and allow them to make necessary changes in their school environment, at home and beyond.

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