MATH PLUS Northwest Institute

Are you looking for great math PD this summer? Does a small and friendly conference in the Pacific Northwest sound appealing to you? If you come away feeling relaxed, rejuvenated and more ready than ever to take on the new school year will you be happy?

Then join Greg Tang and his incredible Math Plus team on July 24-25 for two incredible days of learning in the exciting city of Seattle. We will have three, specially-designed learning tracks for K-2, 3-5 and 6-8 teachers.

The theme for our 2017 Math Plus Conferences is progressions. We will not only explain and explore the most important math concepts at each grade level, we will also explain how these critical concepts fit together – both across and within each grade level.

In math, concepts build on previous concepts, and skills build on previous skills. Understanding how everything connects is the key to helping struggling students. It is also the secret to laying the groundwork for future learning. Our goal is to connect concepts and skills in both directions and make learning and teaching progressions clear.

Speakers. Greg’s Seattle team includes Dr. Yeap Ban Har, Cathy Kuhns, Shelly DuBose and Tammy Tang. Each is a seasoned educator, skilled communicator and highly sought after presenter with extensive experience presenting at major mathematics and education conferences. No hit-or-miss sessions here – they are the best of the best.

Dr. Yeap Ban Har

Tammy Tang

Greg Tang Jr.

Shelly DuBose

Greg Tang

Catherine Kuhns


First, we offer carefully coordinated workshops that provide a deeper, more connected understanding of mathematics. The strategies and teaching techniques we teach have been pioneered by our speakers and tested in classrooms across the world.

Unlike many conferences that offer a hodgepodge of sessions and topics, Greg’s carefully crafted curriculum targets the most important strategies, skills and standards. Attendees gain a deeper understanding of both effective teaching methods and important mathematical content.

Second, our speakers have been selected because they are master communicators who can articulate their thoughts and ideas clearly and concisely. Each is a proven orator and author, and together they have trained thousands of teachers and sold millions of books.

Every speaker is friendly, approachable and exceptionally gracious too. Our goal is a collegial atmosphere that encourages questions, dialogue and meaningful interactions. We want this to be the best two days of learning you have ever experienced!

Third, unlike large conferences with huge budgets for marketing, we put all of our time, energy, and resources into our speakers and curriculum. We provide 12 hours of math instruction plus 4 additional hours of instruction in the arts. That’s 16 hours of world-class instruction in 2 days. We are excited and ready to work with you!


In addition to helping you become a better math teacher, we want our conference to be a truly inspiring experience – one that re-energizes you, rekindles your passion for teaching, and rejuvenates your spirit. Our goal is to open eyes and minds to new ways of learning, teaching, living and being. Isn’t it time to finally try the things you have always wanted to try?

If you have ever wanted to try yoga or meditation, now is the time. The extraordinary Nicole Grant, one of Boston’s finest yoga instructors, is here to both energize and soothe you. We'll provide a yoga mat and early morning wake-up call. Nicole will provide expert instruction and encouragement.

Do you ever feel left out at parties or weddings when the dancing starts? Join us for a fun Swing dancing lesson. Prefer Latin music? Try Salsa dancing with Nancy. Let’s dance!

We hope you will join us for two magical days in August. Math Plus represents a new paradigm for professional development – idealistic, intimate and inspiring. Attendees describe our family-run conferences as "life changing" and “by far the best they have ever attended.” You will feel inspired, encouraged, challenged and cared for. We welcome you to Portsmouth!


Math Instructors
Greg Tang is a popular speaker at math, reading and technology conferences, and has done more than 2,500 workshops, conferences and school visits in the past 15 years. He is the NY Times best-selling author of The Grapes of Math, author of the gold medal-winning eBook Math Appeal, and author of 8 children's books from Scholastic. has over 32 million page views to date and is a cornerstone of math curriculums across the country.
Dr. Yeap Ban Har is considered my many to be the foremost expert on Singapore Math. For over 10 years he taught at the National Institute of Education in Singapore. Currently, Ban Har holds two concurrent positions: Director of Curriculum and Professional Development at Pathlight School, an autism-oriented school in Singapore; and principal of Marshall Cavendish Institute, a global provider of professional development.
Catherine Kuhns is a National Board Certified Teacher and has taught every grade from preschool through fourth grade. She is the author of several books including Common Core Math in Action, Building Number Sense, and Number Wonders. Catherine received the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching given by the White House and National Science Foundation.
Shelly DuBose has spent her career working as a middle school mathematics teacher, a K-8th instructional coach, and a nationally recognized conference speaker. As the founder of Refined Practices Consulting, Shelly partners with schools and districts across the country to impact student learning through better mathematics instruction. A deep understanding of mathematics and Singaporean pedagogy provide the framework for Shelly’s work.
Tammy Tang is the author of 10+ best-selling technology books and a nationally known presenter and technology consultant. She is a keynote and featured speaker at many of the biggest technology conferences including ISTE, TCEA, NCCE and NCTies. Tammy works with K-12 teachers and students around the country, and she specializes in finding more creative and effective ways to apply technology in the classroom.
Greg Tang Jr. is the creator of Tangy Tuesdays and inventor of the popular math games Ten Frame Mania™ and NumTanga™. He is a master game developer, programmer, math night expert and favorite among kids, teachers and math specialists across the U.S. Greg’s recent creations include Equato™, Web Bonds™, Tic-Tac-Tang™ and Tic-Tac-Tenframe™.
Conference Instructors
Nicole Grant continues to study yoga in the BKS Iyengar tradition, is a Level III-certified Usui Reiki practitioner, Life Purpose Coach, Integrative Nutrition Therapist, and founder of the Yoga Mandala studio in Winchester, Massachusetts.
Nancy Murphy has been dancing since early childhood, and has been teaching partnered dance in the Boston area for over 25 years. As a social dancer, Nancy can be seen on the floor at events ranging from Milongas to Swing dance clubs to everything in between. Nancy has trained many Boston area dancers and teachers and returns to Math Plus for her third year in a row.


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Fluency & Reasoning – Keynote, All Grades
Greg Tang

Join NY Times best-selling author and TEDx speaker Greg Tang for a compelling look at 3 skills students need to excel in math: visualization, reasoning and number sense. Is a picture worth a thousand words? Does making sense of a problem make it easier to solve? Is good number sense the secret to great computational skills?

We will explore problems that can be difficult for people of all ages when solved in traditional ways, yet so simple to solve when approached visually, intuitively, and with common sense. Experience firsthand the power of number bonds, bar models, and reasoning. Math – and you – will never be the same!

Number Sense – Grades K-2
Catherine Kuhns

In this session I begin with the stages of counting to combining sets/bonds up to ten, then onto the stages of understanding the teens numbers to place value up to 100. If this has second grade included, there would be more place value than with a kindergarten/first grade crowd. I connect literature to a lot of the activities.

Word Problem Progressions – Grades K-2
Greg Tang

Are all word problems created equal? Definitely not! There is a clear progression within each grade level and from one grade level to the next. Textbooks do not seem to pay much attention to the progression of word problems and needlessly confuse and confound our students.

Join Greg as we explore the different types of word problems and a common sense order in which they should be taught. We will look at ways you can jump start your kindergarten students and get them ready for 1st grade problems, especially the challenging comparison and 2-step problems they will see next year.

For 1st grade students, we will have them practicing multi-step problems in a thoughtful, progressive way that builds confidence and skills while encouraging perseverance. Who knew word problems could be such a powerful tool for developing mathematical thinking!

Anchor Tasks – Grades 3-5
Yeap Ban Har

Learn what makes an anchor task and how anchor tasks make students learn well and deeply. We will also discuss the spiraling nature of consecutive anchor tasks.

Number Sense – Grades 3-5
Catherine Kuhns

These real world domains of mathematics at the primary grade level demand our children have multiple opportunities to grasp the language, analyze shapes, make predictions, draw conclusions and measure in a variety of ways. This session will focus on the hands-on and conversation-rich lessons to build understanding.

Tracing the Multiplication and Division Pathway – Grades 3-5
Shelly DuBose

This session will trace the progression of multiplication and division across the grades; intentionally exploring the movement from concrete to pictorial and finally abstract application. Participants will have an opportunity to explore techniques for promoting flexible understanding as well as strategies for moving students towards generalization and true understanding of standard algorithms.

Fractions, Ratios & Proportional Thinking – Grades 6-8
Greg Tang

Do your students struggle with word problems – especially when they include fractions, decimals, ratios and percents? In this elective session, learn firsthand how to use visual models to make sense of problems and develop proportional reasoning skills.

We will use area models, tape diagrams and double-sided number lines to represent relationships visually and intuitively, then use algebraic systems of equations to solve problems quickly and efficiently.

As more districts implement new State and Common Core standards at the elementary levels, it becomes increasingly important for middle school teachers to build on the models and strategies being taught in the earlier years. Join Greg and learn firsthand a progression of visual models that will help your students and strengthen your curriculum.

Linear Equations – Grades 6-8
Shelly DuBose

Linear Equations: What do we know about deep understanding and how do we achieve it:

Mathematical situations are commonly presented in one of three ways: words, visual representations, or numbers and symbols. While students often learn and make sense of these varying presentations separately, depth of understanding is achieved when they consider and analyze the connections. This session will trace the development of linear equations across the grades as participants consider the content and explore instructional moves designed to promote generalization.

1:45-3:00 K-6 Electives

Mental Math & Fact Fluency: Honoring Understanding while Promoting Efficiency – Grades K-5
Shelly DuBose

For decades, classroom teachers have declared in frustration, “If they only knew their facts!” This session will unpack the mysteries and misconceptions of fact fluency and mental math. Participants will have an opportunity to explore and practice the most generalizable strategies while considering techniques for consistently embedding meaningful practice within the context of new learning.

Math is a Language — Math Journals and Beyond – Grades K-5
Catherine Kuhns

Communicating mathematically by using precise and specific language in spoken and written form, can be an integral part of a well balanced math class. Asking a child to explain the strategies. behind a problem requires deep thinking, helps the child clarify their thoughts, and provides a window of the child’ understanding. During this session we will look at ways to generate math writing in a variety of forms from journal writing to assessment.

Technology Tips – Grades K-5
Tammy Tang

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Differentiating the Mathematics Classroom – Grades K-8
Yeap Ban Har

Differentiating the mathematics classroom and meeting the needs of struggling and advanced learners remain among the greatest challenges of the classroom teacher. Differentiation strategies that are effective in other subjects areas, are not always a good fit for the math classroom, yet they continue to be utilized and taught to our teachers. Ban Har will provide insight into the approach used in Singaporean classrooms and how their teachers meet the needs of diverse student populations learning the same content.

The methodologies taught by Dr. Yeap Ban Har are grounded in Singapore’s proven approach to mathematics instruction. An approach that since 1995 has catapulted Singapore to the top of the World in international assessments of student achievement, and has kept them there ever since. Singapore’s curriculum was a model for the Common Core State Standards, and their program has been implemented in over 40 countries and many top public and private schools in the United States.

Place Value – Grades K-8
Greg Tang

Do students understand place value and how our number system works or have they memorized a few rules and procedures for identifying values, rounding numbers, and using algorithms?

Are there simple place value concepts teachers can teach in the early grades to make more difficult concepts easier to learn as students grow older? Are there common deficits and misconceptions kids bring with them that upper grade teachers need to be aware of?

Place value may be the single most important concept students do not understand. Join us as we explore a more effective approach to teaching this pivotal topic. We will generalize and apply key concepts to troublesome topics including regrouping, elapsed time, measurement, rounding and decimals.

3:00-4:00 Electives

Fostering Discourse – Grades K-5
Shelly DuBose

Language is considered one of the essential elements of the sense making process. A student’s ability to discuss, defend, question and clarify ultimately impacts their understanding. This session will provide opportunities for participants to:

  • Explore structures for promoting whole group and small group discourse.
  • Consider ways of helping every student find their mathematical voice
  • Practice techniques designed to monitor student understanding

Flash Activities – Grades K-5
Catherine Kuhns

MATH FLASH! Five to Ten Minute Powerful Math Lessons

Just exactly what the name says, we will play dice games, paper pencil games, logic games, and participate in simple 5 to 10 minute activities that are engaging and provide purposeful practice.

Family Math Nights – Grades K-5
Greg Tang Jr.

Fact fluency starts at home, but how can we excite and incentivize our families enough to actually WANT to be practicing outside the classroom?

Introducing the GTM Family Math Night.

Designed, tested, and optimized for fun, the GTM Family Math Night is the perfect way to get your whole community involved. In this session, we’ll show you exactly what you need to know - from the materials required, to facilitating the event, and everything in between.

Each math night station consists of a new and exclusive GregTangMath game, which you"ll be able to play hands-on with your peers. By the end of the session you’ll be a math night pro, motivated and excited to get back home and run your own!

Advanced Learners – Grades K-8
Yeap Ban Har

In this session, ways to provide for advanced learners will be described. Examples from Singapore classrooms will be presented for discussion.

Operation Number Bond – Grades K-8
Greg Tang

While number bonds are a focus in the primary grades, they are rarely still a focus in the intermediate grades and middle school. Join us and you may come to see and appreciate them in a whole new light! They are the secret to mental math, the intuition behind informal and standard algorithms, the key to regrouping whole numbers and fractions, and they make elapsed time, measurement, decimals and negative numbers easier to understand. Why emphasize number bonds from kindergarten thru middle school? Because they work!



Mathematics Literacy - What Should Our Students Be Able to Do? – Keynote, All Grades
Yeap Ban Har

What will the students in your classroom today, need to be able to do tomorrow? What skills will science, technology and their future employers require? Everywhere we turn we hear phrases like “21st Century Skills,” and “Critical Thinking,” but how does that translate into the curriculum and instruction we need provide to our students today?

Dr. Yeap Ban Har will explore and examine international data an provide his audience with a macro view of what the future holds for our students and what we can do today to help them prepare for it.

Geometry / M&D – Grades K-2
Catherine Kuhns

These real world domains of mathematics at the primary grade level demand our children have multiple opportunities to grasp the language, analyze shapes, make predictions, draw conclusions and measure in a variety of ways. This session will focus on the hands-on and conversation-rich lessons to build understanding.

Anchor Tasks – Grades K-2
Yeap Ban Har

Learn what makes an anchor task and how anchor tasks make students learn well and deeply. We will also discuss the spiraling nature of consecutive anchor tasks.

Multiplication & Division – Grades 3-5
Shelly DuBose

From Experience to Generalization: Connecting Concrete Representations of Multiplication and Division to Abstract Application

While teachers rarely question the importance of concrete experiences during the learning process, it is not uncommon to feel that students fail to adequately transfer their understanding once a generalized procedure is introduced. Using Singaporean pedagogy and an emphasis on place value, this session will provide participants with an opportunity to:

  • Engage in anchor tasks linked to 3-5 grade multiplication and division standards.
  • Practice techniques for using manipulatives that allow for differentiation while promoting both flexible thinking and procedural fluency.
  • Consider how intentional language serves as a bridge between concrete and abstract.
Word Problem Progressions – Grades 3-5
Greg Tang

Are all word problems created equal? Definitely not! There is a clear progression within each grade level and from one grade level to the next. Textbooks do not seem to pay much attention to the progression of word problems and needlessly confuse and confound our students.

Join Greg as we explore the different types of word problems and a common sense order in which they should be taught. We will use multi-step word problems to teach and assess skills within a grade level, then use more multi-sep problems to assess skills across grade levels.

We will focus on the more challenging problems, first using elapsed time to assess additive thinking. We will switch to multiplicative thinking including problems with remainders and fractions. We will use multi-step problems to assess understanding, develop reasoning skills, and encourage perseverance. Who knew word problems could be such a powerful tool for developing mathematical thinking!

A WHOLE Picture of Fractions – Grades 3-5
Catherine Kuhns

Fractions are HUGE and cannot be taught in one neat tidy chapter. Our students need to be engaged in multiple representations of fractions through out the year. In this session we will look at the fraction related standards and discuss the critical concepts students must develop. Participants will leave with a host of hands-on and pictorial lessons to deepen understanding, literature connections and short assessments that target key concepts.

Negative Numbers – Grades 6-8
Yeap Ban Har

What Learning Theories Say – In this session, we will experience the learning of four operations involving negative integers for middle school students in ways that are consistent with the learning theories.

Rational Numbers – Grades 6-8
Shelly DuBose

Haven't you learned this before? Reenforcing their foundational understanding of rational numbers within the context of middle school content:

For many students, the challenges of middle school content have less to do with the new learning and more to do with the incomplete foundation this content is being built upon. This session will take a close look at the middle school standards that require the understanding and application of rational numbers. While exploring the depth and flexibility required by the content, participants will identify question types best used to reconstruct prior knowledge and consider the art of using student errors to pinpoint misunderstandings and guide instruction.

1:45-3:00 Electives

Intentional Planning, Effective Instruction – Grades K-5
Shelly DuBose

Intentional planning lives at the heart of every well-executed lesson. This session will provide clarification of key elements of a well-designed lesson (Exploration, Structure, Practice, Journaling and Reflection) and provide participants with an opportunity to refine their ability to effectively and strategically plan for this type of instruction. Using the framework of Singaporean lesson structure we will consider:

  • The development of anchor tasks
  • Facilitation of small-group guided learning
  • Effective gradual release
  • Expectations of Independence
  • Enrichment – Grades K-5
    Catherine Kuhns

    Mathematics can easily spill into other content areas while providing enriching and authentic lessons to our students. We will look at events in history, literature, current events, and science that can connect to math concepts. From mastodon tusks to Da Vinci and eagle nests there are many opportunities to provide seamless learning to our students.

    Advanced Fractions – Grades 3-8
    Yeap Ban Har

    In this advanced fractions session, we look at fraction of one, fraction as a set and fraction as a ratio. The focus is on multiplication and division involving fractions, with a quick review of equivalent fractions.

    Word Problem Progressions – Grades 6-8
    Greg Tang

    We will use bar models (a.k.a. tape diagrams) and number lines to visually model and solve problems with fractions and decimals, then switch to double-sided number lines to model percents, ratios and rates. Our focus will be on making sense of proportional relationships, rather than cross-multiplying and manipulating algebraic expressions with no understanding.

    We will make extensive use of multistep problems, especially problems that are algebraic and require strong reasoning skills. Visual models will be the key to making sense of confusing relationships, and transitioning to algebraic expressions will be the key to solving the more difficult problems.

    JULY 24

    JULY 25


    Yoga & Meditation

    Have you always wanted to try yoga? Now is your chance! Join us mornings or afternoons for a class with the extraordinary Nicole. Whether you’re a pure beginner or an experienced practitioner, she will inspire you to become more accepting and appreciative of your body.

    Nicole will also offer her popular meditation class. Our speakers will fill your mind during the day and Nicole will help bring clarity and purpose in the afternoon.

    Yoga classes 6:30-7:30a on Tue & Wed and 4:00-5:00p on Tue.
    Meditation class 5:00-5:30p on Tue.

    Swing & Salsa

    Have you ever watched people on a dance floor and wished it were you? Then join us for a Lindy Hop lesson with Greg & Nancy. No partner necessary, just a smile and 2 left feet are all you need!

    For those who prefer Latin music, Nancy will teach a Salsa lesson Monday afternoon. Life is short. Isn’t it time to dance?

    Salsa lesson 4:00-5:00p and Lindy Hop lesson 6:30-7:30p on Mon.

    Music & Game Night

    Ready for even more fun? Greg Jr. and his crew will be there to entertain us with his creative, new math games. What better way to celebrate newfound friends and colleagues than listening to great music, dancing, playing games, and winning t-shirts and puzzle packs. "Winner, winner, chicken dinner!”

    Music, dancing & game night from 7:30-10:00p on Monday.


    DoubleTree Seattle Airport
    18740 International BLVD
    Seattle, WA 98188
    Phone: 206-246-8600
    DoubleTree Website
    All workshops and activities will be held at The DoubleTree Seattle Airport. Onsite parking is $12 per day.

    We have secured a block of rooms at the Doubletree for the Seattle Math Plus Institute.

    Dual occupancy rates start at $204 per night subject to availability, book by July 2nd.

    Click here to book your room today. You can also book by calling 1-800-HILTONS and using group code GTM. *Additional taxes and fees may apply.


    To make sure everyone is caffeinated and on time for their workshops, we’ll provide coffee and danish from 7:30-8:15 each morning and a deli box lunch each day from 11:15-12:00. It’s all part of your registration fee, and we’re still less expensive than many conferences!

    Why don’t other conferences supply breakfast and lunch like us? Because it’s expensive. But we believe it’s money well-spent as it allows us to compress our schedule and offer additional workshops each day. In addition, one of the important goals of our conference is to encourage camaraderie and collegiality and eating together is a great way to meet new people and get to know our friendly presenters.

    We do not provide dinner, so grab a few of your newfound friends and head to one of Seattle's culinary options.

    Yelp Top Rated Seattle Restaurants

    L&L Hawaiian Barbecue Our specialty is a unique style of Hawaiian plate lunch, featuring two scoops of rice, a hemisphere of creamy macaroni salad, and a generous helping of an aloha-infused hot entrée.

    Sharps Roasthouse Sharps RoastHouse has been heralded as one of Seatac Airport's most popular dining destinations for over 25 years. A Classic American RoastHouse, Sharps features the famous one-of-a-kind 25 foot Custom Radiant Roaster. Our chefs age and slow roast a proprietary custom cut 109 Hereford Prime Rib for over 14 hours, hand-chop fresh Hamburgs to Prime Grade Marbling, cold smoke St. Louis style ribs over smoldering Washington Applewood, and spit roast succulent locally sourced chickens.

    Dave’s Diner & Brews was established in 1996 by David Sorsa. It has become a favorite dining experience for the local community. It will take you back to the 1950's with its home cooking, Route 66 decor, friendly service and atmosphere.

    Seaports Restaurant & Lounge – We make it easy for you to enjoy a delicious meal without even leaving the hotel. Whether you are into health food, snacks, or gourmet food all the way, we’ve got something to tickle your palate. Stay in and use our in-room dining service, check out the onsite restaurant, or unwind with after-dinner drinks at the bar.

    Click here to see more top rated restaurants near the hotel.

    Course Credit

    Our 2-day workshops are eligible for 1 semester unit of college credit through Humboldt State University for an additional cost. These courses are offered primarily for elective or processional development purposes. The cost is $50 per semester credit.

    For attending a Greg Tang math workshop you will also receive course completion certificate which will be emailed to you at the end of the institute.

    If there are special requirements you or your state have for CEUs, please contact us at: as soon as possible so we can attempt to accommodate you.


    Can I pay with a credit card?
    Yes, we accept onsite credit card payments. After completing your registration information you will be taken to the payments page where you can complete your registration using your credit card. You will receive an email once your payment has been processed.

    Can I register using a purchase order?
    Of course! We know that many districts will only allow workshop registration using purchase orders. Once you complete your registration information, you will be taken to a page to complete your payment information. Your registration is not confirmed until you enter your purchase order information or complete purchase with credit card. If you do not have a PO # at the time of registration, enter "email" in the PO # field and send us an email at to confirm your registration. You can email, fax or mail your PO to the information below. Payment is preferred prior to the event.

    Do you have a paper registration form?
    We accept registrations using this form, although we cannot guarantee space will be available at the time of receipt. To ensure your spot is saved for the workshop, please follow the registration link. If your school requires paper registration, you can complete a temporary online registration to save your spot using purchase order number "Paper".

    When is my payment due?
    Payments are due prior to the event. We do accept cash, check and all major credit cards on-site at the workshop.

    Do you offer group discounts?
    Absolutely! We offer group discounts for all of our workshops. For the 2016 Math Plus Conference we have discounts available for groups of 3 or more, pricing and availability is listed on the registration page.

    I am unable to attend. Can someone take my spot?
    Yes, you can switch out attendees at any point leading up to the conference. Just send us a quick email to with the name of the attendee who is unable to join, and the name, grade level, and email address of their replacement.

    What happens if I have to cancel?
    We understand there are times where you may be unable to attend a conference you have registered for. If cancellation is done more than 30-days from the event, we will refund your registration cost minus a $100 administration fee. There are no refunds for cancellations within 30-days of the event (no refunds for cancellations requested after June 12th). We will waive the cancellation fee by holding the balance paid to a future workshop hosted by Creative Smarts, Inc.

    Can I get an invoice for my registration?
    When you complete your registration, an automatic confirmation email is sent to the email address listed as the payment contact. This email includes a link to download your invoice. We would be glad to send you an invoice for your registration if you have not received it. Write to us at with the primary registrant’s name and we will email you an invoice.

    Are you a vendor for my district?
    There is a good possibility we have been added as a vendor in your district for a previous workshop, if so we would be listed as "Creative Smarts, Inc.". If we are not listed as a vendor, we would be glad to provide you the information you need to have us added. Email us at and we will send over the required tax form. Our contact information is listed below.

    Do you offer college credit for this workshop?
    We are able to offer 1 semester unit of college credit through Humboldt State University at the cost of $50 per unit. These courses are offered primarily for elective or professional development purposes.

    What time is the conference?
    The full daily schedule can be seen at the bottom of the sessions page. We will plan to have onsite check-in available the night before the conference. Check-in on Tuesday, July 12th will start at 7:00 am. Further registration details will be provided nearer to the event.

    May I record a session at the conference?
    Audio or visual recording is not permitted at any workshop or seminar due to copyright/trademark issues.

    What is your contact information?

    Company name:Creative Smarts, Inc.
    Mailing address:PO Box 185
     Hesston, KS 67062
    Phone Number:620-869-1799
    Fax Number:800-858-1287


    The cost of our two-day workshop is $545, and that includes coffee and danish each morning and lunch at noon. To help schools send as many teachers as possible, we are offering a discounted group rate of $520 per educator for groups of 3 or more and $495 per educator for groups of 10 or more.

    We also have a special student discount for pre-service teachers. Please contact us at: for more information or questions.

    Our goal is to make this the best two days of learning you have ever experienced. We hope you will help us spread the word by sharing our link with your friends and colleagues:

    Use promo code “seattle3″ for registration of 3 or more educators to receive a discount of $25 per person.

    Use promo code “seattle10″ for registration of 10 or more educators to receive a discount of $50 per person.

    2017 Seattle Registration