Teaching Excellence Institute

- Manalapan, FL Eau Palm Beach Resort & Spa
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Enjoy four days in sunny Florida filled with customized learning workshops, participant-driven sessions, and dynamic keynotes that help you become more comfortable with math content, more confident in your ability, and more effective in the classroom.

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Engage with a powerful gathering of enthusiastic, dedicated math educators and leaders. Build your network and collaborate with your peers.


A personalized event with content curated specifically for you. Register early to allow the most time for Carnegie Learning to create and customize content aligned to your ideas, challenges, and needs.


Master practitioners and energizing speakers ignite your passion for transforming your math classroom and making better math learning happen for every student.


Take a look at what Carnegie Learning Professional Learning is all about.  

Transforming the Math Classroom from Carnegie Learning on Vimeo.


Join Carnegie Learning Master Practitioners and Transformers to learn strategies, gather first-hand insights, and receive training that will help you shift your mindset, deepen your content knowledge, and create student-centered learning environments where everyone thrives. 

We’re committed to helping you bring it all together in your classroom. Join us! 

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Attendee Options

Pricing and Discounts

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Resources and Materials

Featured Speakers


Attendee Options

General Attendee

Join us as a General Attendee if you are a K-12 mathematics teacher or leader. Whether you use Carnegie Learning materials or not, you are sure to find an exciting group of engaging keynotes, content customized for you, participant-driven sessions, and a wide variety of breakout workshops designed to equip you with the tools and strategies you need to make better learning happen in your classroom.


Advanced Educator Attendee

Join us for our Advanced Educator Workshop if you are Carnegie Learning lead teacher with at least one year of experience using Carnegie Learning materials.  This intensive, capacity building workshop features an extended workshop as well as engaging keynotes and will prepare teachers to support  their colleagues in the day-to-day implementation of Carnegie Learning resources.  Prerequisites include at least one year's experience with Carnegie Learning curricula and completion of pre-work assignments.  

Please note: This workshop begins one day prior to the Institute Opening.  


Advanced Leadership Attendee 

Join us for our Advanced Leadership Workshop if you are a building or district mathematics leader supporting a Carnegie Learning implementation.  This intensive, capacity building workshop features an extended workshop as well as engaging keynotes and will enable building and district-level participants to grow in their role as an instructional leader.  Participants will gain resources and tools to assist in the monitoring and support of the Carnegie Learning implementation.  Workshop participants will be asked to complete pre-work prior to attending.

Please note: This workshop begins one day prior to the Institute Opening.  


Inclusive Attendee

We are pleased to offer an inclusive option for attendees.  Inclusive pricing includes conference registration, travel to and from the conference, and hotel stay for conference nights.  It does not include baggage fees, meals not provided during the conference, and airport transfers or parking.  PD conversion registrations are inclusive. Please review the travel guidelines for additional travel information regarding timelines, reimbursement, and cancellation policies.


Pricing and Discounts

General Attendee $799.00
Advanced Educator Attendee $1,999.00
Advanced Leadership Attendee $1,999.00
Inclusive General Attendee $3,000.00
Inclusive Advanced Educator Attendee  $5,000.00
Inclusive Advanced Leadership Attendee $5,000.00
Group Discount

Register with a group of 5 or more and save $50.00 off each registration.
Please contact us to set up Group Registrations.


Travel Information


Eau Palm Beach Resort & Spa
100 S. Ocean Blvd
Manalapan, FL 

Carnegie Learning has secured a group rate of $169.00/night plus tax. You have access to this room rate, subject to availability, until June 16, 2017. In order to book your room and take advantage of this rate, please visit our Personalized Reservation Page or call (855) 388-0537.


Palm Beach International Airport (PBI) - 11.2 miles 
1000 James L Turnage Blvd
West Palm Beach, FL 
(561) 471-7400

Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL) - 43.5 miles
100 Terminal Drive
Fort Lauderdale, FL 

For additional information regarding travel timelines, please review the Travel Guidelines.


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Resources and Materials

Featured Speakers

Sandy Bartle Finocchi

Senior Academic Officer

Carnegie Learning, Inc.

Sandy joined Carnegie Learning in August, 2000 after spending 14 years as a high school mathematics teacher, department chair, and coach. Sandy began her career at Carnegie Learning as a Manager of School Partnerships, where she used her background in mathematics education and curriculum to inform and educate teachers on the benefits of using the Carnegie Learning materials in their classroom. She went on to become a Regional Account Manager for the Mid-Atlantic region, Eastern Regional Director of Sales, and VP of Educational Services. Sandy embodies the Carnegie Learning Way, believing that all students are capable of becoming strong, confident math learners. That passion drives everything she does, from developing curriculum to working alongside teachers in the classroom. As Carnegie Learning's Senior Academic Officer, Sandy leads an instructional design team that leverages the best of academic research on teaching and learning theory to create the world's best math curriculum.

Matt Vaudrey

Google Certified Innovator and EdTech Coach

A Google Certified Innovator and EdTech Coach from Southern California, Matt is a recovering math teacher who dresses in costumes, plays loud music, and stands on desks: anything to make content meaningful for his students. In risk-taking, he either succeeds or fails grandly. In either case, Matt asks for input via Twitter, and fellow educators from across the state, the country, and the world influence his pedagogy. His book, The Classroom Chef, is available on Amazon and online resources at classroomchef.com.

Matt encourages new and veteran teachers to step outside of what’s comfortable and utilize the resources freely shared online. This is a great time to be an educator, and Matt sets up the skills they need, gives a prompt, and gets out of the way.

Dr Bernard E. Frost


South Carolina Leaders of Mathematics Education

Dr. Bernard E. Frost is currently the District Math Coach/Specialist (Grade K-12) in Spartanburg School District Seven and the current President of South Carolina Leaders of Mathematics Education. Originally from a small town outside of Charleston, SC, he moved upstate after graduating from Furman University. With advanced degrees in Gifted Education and Administration Leadership for Teaching and Learning, he truly enjoys teaching and helping other teachers become the best they can be while having fun at the same time.

With over 12 years of experience in education, his passion for education is evident in his willingness to put forth 100% to create professional development that assists teachers’ ongoing process of improving instructional practices that affect student achievement. He has earned several awards such as Teacher of the Year, South Carolina Council of Teacher of Mathematics gold sponsor, Palmetto State Teacher Association Star Teacher and many others.

In his spare time, one could find Bernard tutoring students across the state, spending time with family and friends and consulting with other school districts across the globe as a mathematics practitioner.