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Mathematics- Engaging K-12 Educators in Effective Practice

Mathematics- Engaging K-12 Educators in Effective Practice

Nov. 15, 2023


8:30 a.m.-1 p.m.




Expand your thinking around the teaching and learning of mathematics with the guidance and encouragement from Sara VanDerWerf.

Date: Nov. 15, 2023


8:30 a.m.-1 p.m.




$80 per participant; Comprehensive Package pricing: $8 per educator

Lunch included

Learn more about the Comprehensive Package and see a list of participating districts here >

Prerequisites: None

CEUs: Teacher CEU; Administrator CEU

Learning objectives:

  • Explore mathematics as the study of patterns.

  • Learn and apply routines that engage all students.

  • Understand the value and practice of making mathematical thinking visible.


Sourcewell is thrilled to host Sara VanDerWerf, a champion of mathematics for all learners. Sara has spent her professional life sharing her passion and deep understanding of mathematics with students and adults. Join Sara and fellow K-12 math educators from our region in developing your understanding that mathematics is, at its core, the study of patterns. You will leave with fresh eyes and fresh ideas around the teaching and learning of mathematics.

About the leader:

Sara VanDerWerf is an educational consultant with 30 years of experience in math education and leadership. VanDerWerf taught middle/high school mathematics for Minneapolis Public Schools. During her time in Minneapolis, she led K-12 Mathematics for the district. Sara is the past-President of the Minnesota Council of Teachers of Mathematics. Currently, Sara VanDerWerf provides professional development, speaks throughout the U.S., and works for the Minnesota Department of Education.

Event Registration

Registration deadline: Nov. 1, 2023

Check-in: 8 a.m.

Questions: education@sourcewell-mn.gov

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