Proven Strategies to Ace & Embrace Teaching Math with Alex Kajitani

June 25, 2018

Proven Strategies to Ace & Embrace Teaching Math with Alex Kajitani

Fifteen years ago, Alex Kajitani was a struggling new teacher in one of San Diego’s poorest neighborhoods. His students seemed unmotivated, unengaged and uninterested in what he was teaching. Demoralized and desperate, he set out on a journey to turn his class, and his life, around. Today, Alex holds the title of California Teacher of the Year and Top-4 Finalist for National Teacher of the Year (2009) and is lauded for his motivating and innovative strategies that teachers can use to help ALL students achieve in math. He’s also known as “The Rappin’ Mathematician,” and his books, videos and online programs are being used in homes and classrooms around the world.

In this inspiring and engaging professional development, Alex will share high-leverage, easy-to-implement approaches to teaching math that any teacher or administrator can use to help students! Join us for sessions on:

  • Owning It: Proven Strategies to Ace & Embrace Teaching
  • How to Connect Math & Literacy: Getting Students Reading, Writing & Speaking in Math Class (2 part workshop)

“Some of the most creative work I have ever seen a teacher do.”~Dr. Harry K Wong Author, The First Days of School

Alex Kajitani is the 2009 California Teacher of the Year, and a Top-4 Finalist for National Teacher of the Year. His book, Owning It: Proven Strategies for Success in ALL of Your Roles As a Teacher Today, was named “Recommended Reading” by the U.S. Department of Education. Alex is also on a mission to help ALL students master their times tables, so he created the popular online program Ahighly sought-after keynote speaker who supports and motivates teachers nationwide, Alex has a popular TED Talk, has been honored at The White House and is featured in numerous books and media outlets, includingThe CBS Evening News, where Katie Couric declared, “I LOVE that guy!”

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Real Teacher ~ Fresh Ideas ~ Proven Strategies

Cost: OPSRC Members are free! Non-Members will pay $75 fee if they register by June 15th. Late registrations are $100. Upon registration, you will be invoiced the cost of the workshop to the email you provided. Cancellations must be made as soon as possible. The OPSRC reserves the right at its discretion to assess a $75 fee to your district for cancellations not made in a timely fashion.