Juli Dixon is professor of mathematics education at the University of Central Florida (UCF). She coordinates the award-winning Lockheed Martin/UCF Academy Master of Education in K–8 mathematics and science and the PhD in mathematics education. Dr. Dixon is focused on improving teachers’ mathematics knowledge for teaching so that they can communicate and justify mathematical ideas and expect their students to explain their mathematical thinking.
Thomasenia Adams: I am a mathematics teacher educator/researcher in the School of Teaching & Learning and the Associate Dean of Research and Faculty Development in the College of Education (COE) at the University of Florida. My scholarship includes funded grants at the national and state levels, including my role as Co-Principal Investigator on the Florida STEM Teacher Induction and Professional Support Center funded by the Florida Department of Education and the UF Noyce Scholars Program: Raising STEM EduGators funded by the National Science Foundation.
John SanGiovanni is an elementary mathematics supervisor in Howard County, Maryland, where he oversees mathematics curriculum, digital learning, assessment, and professional development. He is the coauthor of the bestselling Putting the Practices Into Action and the Mastering the Basic Math Facts series. John is an adjunct instructor and coordinator of the Elementary Mathematics Instructional Leader graduate program at McDaniel College, as well as a national consultant for curriculum and professional development. A frequent speaker at national conferences, John also currently serves on the Board of Directors for NCTM.
Special Guest: Greg Tang
Greg Tang, a popular speaker at NCTM, IRA and university conferences, is the NY Times best-selling author of The Grapes of Math and seven other books from Scholastic including Math For All Seasons, The Best of Times, Math Appeal, Math-terpieces, Math Potatoes, Math Fables and Math Fables Too. He is the inventor of the math app Kakooma and creator of GregTangMath.com.