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Dr. Jennifer Chang-Wathall

Independent Educational Consultant, Author & Part-Time Instructor for the University of Hong Kong
Hong Kong
Jennifer Chang-Wathall is an independent educational consultant, author and honorary faculty adviser and part time instructor for the University of Hong Kong.

With over 25 years experience in the education field, Jennifer has worked in several international schools including South Island School, Hong Kong and The United Nations International School, New York and Island School, Hong Kong.

In the international arena she has presented keynote addresses and workshops about concept-based mathematics and concept-based curriculum. Based on her Masters of Arts and Doctorate in Educational Technology she also facilitates concept-based mathematics online courses, gives talks about the use of instructional media and how to effectively integrate a 1:1 program into the mathematics classroom.

As a qualified International Baccalaureate workshop leader ("Mathematics, Concepts and Inquiry in the Diploma Program and Approaches to Teaching and Learning") Jennifer has delivered numerous workshops in the Asia Pacific region. Her role as a field representative for the IB Asia Pacific serves as part of the quality assurance framework. She has been invited to give several talks at the IB Asia Pacific and IB Americas annual conferences.

She is a certified trainer in the DISCtm behavior assessment tool and she is a certified independent consultant in "Concept Based Curriculum Design" by Dr H. Lynn Erickson. Jennifer works as a consultant helping math departments and schools transition to concept-based curriculum and instruction. She utilizes her skills as a certified Performance Coach to facilitate transition and change.

For 2014 to 2019 she will be part of the external curriculum review group for IB Diploma Mathematics based in The Hague.

Her book titled "Concept-Based Mathematics: Teaching for Deep Understanding in Secondary Schools" was released in February, 2016.