Mo Gaffney and Susy Willetts discuss how they became a model school with Math’s No Problem by developing instruction that promotes metacognition, flexible thinking, and striving for accuracy.

Whether you are implementing Singapore Math or are simply looking to improve the math culture in your school, this session is for you. Changing the way math is taught requires more than just a change of textbooks. A successful transition requires the development of habits of mind in our teachers and students. This session will include how we became a model school with Math’s No Problem by developing instruction that promotes metacognition, exible thinking, and striving for accuracy. Come learn from our five-year journey of professional development, parent education, and student achievement.

Mo Gaffney

Mo Gaffney has served as Head of Lower School at The Covenant School in Charlo esville, VA, for the past six years. Before coming to The Covenant School, Mo taught primary grades in both public and private schools. She earned a BA in Early Childhood Education, an MEd in Elementary Education, and a doctorate in Curriculum and Instruction, all from the University of Virginia. While there., she taught writing and beginning teaching courses as well as conducted extensive research in elementary classrooms. She has led professional development workshops and has presented at national conferences on teacher evaluations, reading and writing connections, leisure in schools, and Singapore Math. This past fall The Covenant School hosted a successful Singapore Math conference, featuring Dr. Yeap Ban Har and Maths No Problem, winner of Publication of the Year in the United Kingdom. Mo and her husband, Je , have four young adult children.

Susy Willetts

Susy Willetts Society for Classical Learning • Summer Conference 2017 Susy Willetts serves as the Pre-K-6 Math Coordinator at The Covenant School in Charlottesville, VA. Before coming to The Covenant School, Susy has extensive experience teaching in independent specialty schools for gifted and intellectually advanced students, public schools, where she served struggling learners and Christian schools as a classroom teacher and administrator. She earned a BA in History from James Madison University with a concentration in secondary education and an MAT from Mary Baldwin University. This past fall she and Dr. Gaffney hosted a Singapore Math Conference at the The Covenant School featuring Dr. Yeap Ban Har and Math’s No Problem, winner of Publication of the Year, in the United Kingdom. Susy and her husband are raising their three teenage sons, three chickens and three dogs. Extensive research in elementary classrooms. She has led professional development workshops and has presented at national conferences on teacher evaluations, reading and writing connections, leisure in schools, and Singapore Math. This past fall The Covenant School hosted a successful Singapore Math conference, featuring Dr. Yeap Ban Har and Maths No Problem, winner of Publication of the Year in the United Kingdom. Mo and her husband, Jerry, have four young adult children.

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