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People, Process, and Penguins: Designing Math Experiences

In each episode of the Inside Our MIND podcast, we take a look at issues and challenges facing education that we are working to address through research, technology and strategic initiatives.

Our latest episode features a recent panel discussion about MIND's design approach to ST Math and other learning experiences we create for schools, students and families. Co-hosts Senior Academic Director Brian Coffey and Curriculum Developer Alyssa Ching interview our VP of Curriculum & Instruction Twana Young and VP of Product Matt Feldmann about user feedback, neuroscience, designing for all students, and of course, our beloved penguin JiJi.

You can listen to the episode in the player below:


You can also watch the video recording of this panel below:


Topics Covered:

2:00 Intros
5:00 The WHY behind the approach
13:00 How input from teachers, students, and families shapes our programs
19:30 Neuroscience and embracing the messiness of learning
25:00 Design principles and processes
31:00 DEI and the asset-based lens
39:00 How a penguin impacts students' love of math learning

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Brian LeTendre

About the Author

Brian LeTendre is the Director of Impact Advancement at MIND Research Institute. In addition to building thought leadership and brand awareness for MIND, Brian work cross-functionally internally and externally to amplify MIND's social impact and accelerate our mission. He is an author, podcaster and avid gamer.

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