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This webinar will use Zoom.

This webinar will run from 10:00 am - 12:00 pm ET / 7:00 am - 9:00 am PT on October 7, 2023 for a total of 2 credit hours.

For those who cannot attend the live webinar on October 7, a recording of the webinar will be available for a week following the live webinar. CE credit is only available for live attendance.

Learn effective strategies to respond to and remove barriers for math learners. In almost every teaching and learning context, students face cognitive challenges that can create barriers to their deep and rich mathematical learning. These choke points and pitfalls can occur throughout the brain’s learning process in math. However, by using Chew & Cerbin’s (2021) framework, you can identify and respond to these cognitive challenges in a way that ensures equitable access and an opportunity for mathematics learning at the highest levels for every student. 



Participants will be able to:

  • Describe the 9 cognitive challenges in teaching and learning as well as when and why they take place within the brain’s learning process
  • Recognize the 9 cognitive challenges within the context of math teaching and learning
  • Analyze effective strategies to respond to and remove these barriers to math learning 


This seminar is applicable to K-12 general and special education teachers, math specialists, instructional coaches, and administrators.


SteveKateri Thunder, PhD, has the pleasure of collaborating with learners and educators from school divisions around the world to translate research into practice. Previously, Kateri served as an inclusive, early childhood educator, an Upward Bound educator, a mathematics specialist, an assistant professor of mathematics education at James Madison University, and Site Director for the Central Virginia Writing Project. Kateri researches, writes, and presents on equity and access in education and the intersection of literacy and mathematics for teaching and learning. She has partnered with thousands of educators to catalyze change in their classrooms and schools. Kateri is co-creator of The Math Diet and a best-selling author for Corwin’s Teaching Mathematics in the Visible Learning Classroom Series, the Success Criteria Playbook, the Mathematics Playbook, Visible Learning in Early Childhood, and The Early Childhood Education Playbook. Kateri can be reached at