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Welcome to California Mathematics Council - South’s 2015 Annual Conference Program!
This year’s conference is in Fabulous Palm Springs, Friday, November 6 and Saturday, November 7!
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CMC-S Annual Conference Program Committee 

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Donna Knoell

Educational Consultant
Dr. Donna L. Knoell is an esteemed, highly sought after speaker and technology and educational consultant who works with schools, school districts, and teachers to help them improve their instructional programs, with special emphasis on advancing achievement and engagement for Gifted and Talented Students.  She speaks and consults worldwide on key topics in STEAM, mathematics, science, and technology and robotics integration, as well as topics in reading/language arts.  She is well known in the field of visual literacy and has authored two papers on the topic. She speaks frequently on mathematics problem solving and STEAM instruction, and she always incorporates real-world applications in her presentations.  She is extremely knowledgeable about educational resources and strategies that enhance instruction, and she effectively and masterfully designs and matches instructional strategies with student needs and abilities.  She has a passion for designing instruction to facilitate student success and engagement in all aspects of their academic programs, but she also helps students realize the joys of learning as part of the process.

Dr. Knoell is known for her high energy, dynamic presentations, and her exceptional speaking ability. Her customized professional development presentations bring together research-based strategies, fresh ideas, and practical classroom applications, resulting in improved instructional practices and student achievement.

Donna has a rich, broad-based background in education. She is a former classroom teacher, has served as a program developer, curriculum developer, and instructional specialist, and she has taught at the university level.

Dr. Knoell has authored a science curriculum for Energizer Battery, and she has served as an advisor and written an IMAX guide for the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago.  She has authored a nonfiction book and has authored a chapter for two professional books, one on Visual Literacy to support the teaching of diverse students, and one on reading comprehension in science and social studies.  Dr. Knoell has also written a regular newspaper and professional column in which she reviews professional books and children’s books.  She is also authoring a book on “Creating an Effective Makerspace for Science, Technology Engineering, and Mathematics”, which is being published in 2019 by Science Learning International.

In 2012 Dr. Knoell received a National Science Foundation grant to attend and speak at the International Congress on Mathematics Education in Seoul, South Korea. And in spring 2017, Dr. Knoell received a Golden Apple Award for Excellence in Teaching and Educational Leadership.
Dr. Knoell’s B.S. and M.S. degrees were earned at Kansas State University, and she received her Ph.D. from Duke University.