Multisensory Math

This three-session virtual workshop (9:00am-1:00pm daily) will provide concrete strategies for making math accessible to all learners. Using a math program developed by language and math specialist Marilyn Zecher, Shefa’s math program applies Orton-Gillingham multisensory instructional strategies to mathematics. Learn effective methods for teaching math concepts and explicit instructional language to support understanding and retention. Concepts from lower and middle school will be modeled with special emphasis on skills taught in K-5, including numeracy, place value, basic operations, multiplication and division, fractions, and decimals.


Jul 10 - 12 2023


9:00 am

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  • Timezone: America/New_York
  • Date: Jul 10 - 12 2023
  • Time: 5:00 am



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The Shefa Center
The Shefa Center

The Shefa Center—a hub for professional development, consultation, partnership, and training—designed to empower and equip Jewish educators and catalyze change in Jewish day schools. With The Shefa Center as a resource, many more children will blossom and thrive in mainstream Jewish day schools. As schools expand their capacity to better support a diversity of learners, student retention will increase and the quality of teaching will improve, thereby strengthening and elevating the field at large. The Shefa Center stands to make a significant impact on the field by training hundreds of teachers, who will impact thousands of students with learning disabilities enabling them to grow and flourish in their local mainstream Jewish day schools.


  • Danielle Segal
    Danielle Segal

    Danielle Segal is the Assistant Head of the Middle School and Middle School Math Coordinator at Shefa. She has been teaching middle school math for over a decade and joined Shefa in 2016 as a founding Middle School Lead Teacher. In her current role as math coordinator, Danielle coaches teachers, oversees the math curriculum, and teaches multisensory math at the middle school level. Danielle holds a Bachelor of Science in Special Education with a concentration in mathematics and a Master of Arts in Special Education from the Neag School of Education at The University of Connecticut. Danielle also earned a Masters of Education in Educational Leadership from Bank Street College and maintains teacher certifications in multiple states. Danielle has trained with Marilyn Zecher in implementing her Multisensory Math program with middle school teachers and students and has successfully used the approach across middle school levels.

  • Linda Maleh
    Linda Maleh

    Linda Maleh is the Assistant Head of the Lower School and Lower School Math Coordinator at Shefa. Prior to joining Shefa as a founding lead teacher, she taught at the Mary McDowell Friends School in Brooklyn. Linda has a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and English from Hunter College, a Master of Science in Childhood General and Special Education from Bank Street College of Education, and a Masters of Education in Teacher Leadership from Brandeis University. Linda has spent the past eight years implementing Marilyn Zecher’s Multisensory Math program at Shefa by coaching the lower school math teachers, delivering training and professional development for faculty, and overseeing math curriculum development and assessment. Linda is currently completing her instructor of Multisensory Math teachers certification with Marilyn. She has presented with Marilyn at the IDA conference in Atlanta in 2017 and has taught workshops at other schools.

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