Teaching Math the Way Kids Learn with ST Math
Monday, June 24, 2:00–2:45 pm
Matthew Feldmann Ki Karou Brandon Smith
Hosted by Cisco. For years, “I do, you do, we do,” has been a mantra in classrooms. But what if there was another way? Using interactive technology, attendees will get a chance to experience the “Play, discuss, apply,” model that drives a brand new ST Math feature – Math Chats.
|Audience:||Chief technology officers/superintendents/school board members, Curriculum/district specialists, Principals/head teachers|
|Focus:||Digital age teaching & learning|
|Topic:||BYOD/1:1 instructional programs|
As Director of Product, ST Math Content for MIND Research Institute, Ki Karou leads a team of content designers, artists, and mathematicians building the next generation of ST Math — including innovative classroom solutions. Ki previously served as a game and learning designer. Before joining MIND, he founded Beyond Math, a tutoring and academic coaching service based in Los Angeles. Karou has spoken at SXSWedu and written articles published in Huffington Post. He has a bachelor’s in engineering from the University of California, Berkeley.
Brandon Smith is the Lead Mathematician and Product Director at MIND Research Institute, where he creates experiential learning programs for people of all ages, both in and out of the classroom. Over the past several years, he has focused on developing innovative projects to close what he calls the math “experience gap,” where children have insufficient exposure to math in their daily lives. Prior to joining MIND, Smith was a college instructor, where he won an outstanding teacher award. Smith has a bachelor’s in math and two master’s degrees in pure and applied mathematics.