Math Proficiency Ed: Speaker Series 2/17 6:30p MPR
On February 17, 2015 at 6:30pm, Nigel Nisbet, Vice President of Content Creation at the MIND Research Institute, will talk about Math learning, comprehension, and proficiency.
Armed with a degree in mathematics, and early success as a rock musician with several hit songs in Europe and the U.S., Nisbet began his education career by teaching a class of 15 at an idyllic private all-girls school in rural England. After moving to the U.S., Nisbet taught Mathematics, AP Physics, and AP Computer Science at Van Nuys Senior High, where he was a pioneer of integrating technology into the classroom, and utilizing project-based learning to engage students’ critical thinking skills.
Leaving the classroom in 2006, he became a Mathematics Specialist for the Los Angeles Unified School District.
A passionate believer in the power of all students to learn mathematics conceptually, Nisbet joined the nonprofit MIND Research Institute team as Senior Mathematics Specialist in the spring of 2010, becoming Vice President of Content Creation in 2014. In addition to leading MIND’s project team in the creation of middle school curricula, including Algebra 1, Nisbet travels the country on behalf of the organization and speaks on such topics as “STEM Is a State of MIND” and “So You Think You’re Ready For Common Core.”
Nisbet received a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics at Queen Mary University, University of London in 1990. In 2009, Nisbet received a Master in Educational Administration at California State University Northridge.