Twana Young

An educator and former district administrator delivering professional development, Twana Young empowers educators to create STEM-rich environments.

Speaking Topics

  • Equity in early STEM education
  • School-based professional learning
  • STEM-rich learning environments
  • Leadership development opportunities
  • Math teaching and learning
  • Instructional coaching


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Podcast: People, Process, and Penguins: Designing Math Experiences
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Cultivating Mathematicians: When DEI Drives Design
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A Summer Family Guide to ST Math at Home
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Using the Art of Facilitation to Become a Better Math Teacher
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Leveraging ST Math to Support Student Learning
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Success and Failure: How Growth Mindset Can Change Education
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Full Bio

Twana is Vice President of Curriculum and Instruction at MIND, where she leads the overall vision, strategy, and execution for curriculum materials, resources, and professional learning across MIND's suite of products. She also holds a leadership role in MIND’s co-design group, MEND – Math Equity in Design. MEND is a community of people who have worked with students of color, have been students of color, or are teachers of color. They are co-architects in designing culturally relevant math curriculum that connects with all students. Twana is a former classroom teacher, district curriculum specialist, and district curriculum director for math, science, and instructional technology with over 20 years of experience in education. She has been a leader in improving schools at the local, state, and national levels: developing and implementing curriculum, assessments, coaching programs, STEM learning pathways, and professional development training for teachers.

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