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Telannia Norfar


Project Based Learning


My Story

Telannia Norfar is a mathematics teacher at a public high school in Oklahoma City, OK. She has taught all high school courses including AP Calculus AB since 2005. She has served as department chair and team lead for the 9th grade academy. She has used project-based learning as a core strategy in her classroom since she started teaching.


As a former journalist and account manager, Telannia found project-based learning a viable method for teaching worthy mathematical concepts. Soon into her career, she became involved and known by several organizations including the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics and the International Society for Technology in Education.


Telannia has been recognized as Teacher of the Year, Rookie of the Year, and the 2017 & 2021 Oklahoma Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching. She is co-author of Project-Based Learning in the Math Classroom by Prufrock Press.

My Approach

Telannia Norfar is an enthusiastic presenter who specializes in blending storytelling and educational research into dynamic and motivating sessions that will have participants charged to make a difference in the way they deliver content.


Telannia draws on her personal experience to provide professional development in Project-Based Learning.  She provides participants with ready-to-use strategies grounded in current educational research that she has used in her books.


Telannia delivers motivational keynotes, small group, and whole-group sessions. She is also available for semester or year-long one on one mentoring for classroom educators and PBL and curriculum coordinators. 

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