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Critical Issues in Mathematics Education 2007: Teaching Teachers Mathematics May 30, 2007 - June 01, 2007
Registration Deadline: June 01, 2007 almost 7 years ago
To apply for Funding you must register by: February 28, 2007 about 7 years ago
Series: Critical Issues
Organizers Deborah Ball (Center for Proficiency in Education and the University of Michigan), Sybilla Beckmann (University of Georgia), Jim Lewis (University of Nebraska) Chair, Ruth Heaton (University of Nebraska), James Hiebert (University of Delaware), William McCallum (University of Arizona) and William Yslas Velez (University of Arizona).
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Teaching Teachers Mathematics: Research, Ideas, Projects, Evaluation (PDF 15.27MB) Teaching Teachers Mathematics, a 3-day workshop scheduled for May 30 June 1, 2007, will be the fourth in a series of workshops sponsored by the Mathematical Sciences Research Institute (MSRI) in Berkeley, CA. Previous workshops have addressed issues related to assessment, the mathematical knowledge needed for teaching, and equity. Building on the issues investigated in these previous workshops, this workshop will focus concretely on courses, programs and materials that aim to increase teachers' mathematical knowledge for teaching. Both courses and programs that lead to initial certification and professional development of current teachers will be examined at the workshop. In addition, the workshop will examine efforts by colleges, universities, school districts, professional organizations and funding agencies to support people who teach these courses or lead these workshops. These questions guide the workshop design:

  1. How can courses and programs for teachers be designed and structured so as to increase teachers’ mathematical knowledge for teaching? What are the features, strengths, and drawbacks of different approaches?
  2. What materials exist for use in teaching teachers mathematics? What are their features? What is known about their usability and effectiveness?
  3. Who teaches teachers mathematics and how is their work supported? What can we learn about the factors that enhance the teaching of mathematics for teachers?

The audience for the workshop includes mathematicians, mathematics educators, classroom teachers and education researchers who are concerned with improving teachers’ opportunities to gain the mathematical knowledge needed for teaching. The workshop will showcase courses, programs and curriculum materials whose goal is to increase teachers’ knowledge of mathematics and examine how the mathematical education of teachers relates to the many other aspects of teachers’ professional training and education.

Collected presentation materials from workshop - download (50MB zip file)

These collected presentation materials are posted here temporaily until the lecture videos have been encoded and made available for download. Download Schedule with Abstracts (pdf file) MSRI and the workshop organizers are especially interested in encouraging mathematicians to participate in this workshop, as mathematics departments often have primary responsibility for offering mathematics courses aimed at developing teachers’ mathematical knowledge---yet mathematicians are among the most vocal critics of teachers’ knowledge of mathematics. This workshop offers the opportunity to learn more about programs that are successful at teaching teachers mathematics. Sponsored by:

   

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To apply for funding, you must register by the funding application deadline displayed above.

Students, recent Ph.D.'s, women, and members of underrepresented minorities are particularly encouraged to apply. Funding awards are typically made 6 weeks before the workshop begins. Requests received after the funding deadline are considered only if additional funds become available.

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MSRI has preferred rates at the Rose Garden Inn, depending on room availability. Reservations may be made by calling 1-800-992-9005 OR directly on their website. Click on Corporate at the bottom of the screen and when prompted enter code MATH (this code is not case sensitive). By using this code a new calendar will appear and will show the MSRI rate on all room types available.

MSRI has preferred rates at the Hotel Durant. Reservations may be made by calling 1-800-238-7268. When making reservations, guests must request the MSRI preferred rate. If you are making your reservations on line, please go to this link and enter the promo/corporate code MSRI123. Our preferred rate is $129 per night for a Deluxe Queen/King, based on availability.

MSRI has preferred rates of $149 - $189 plus tax at the Hotel Shattuck Plaza, depending on room availability. Guests can either call the hotel's main line at 510-845-7300 and ask for the MSRI- Mathematical Science Research Inst. discount; or go to www.hotelshattuckplaza.com and click Book Now. Once on the reservation page, click “Promo/Corporate Code“ and input the code: msri.

MSRI has preferred rates of $110 - $140 at the Berkeley Lab Guest House, depending on room availability. Reservations may be made by calling 510-495-8000 or directly on their website. Select “I am an individual traveler affiliated with MSRI”.

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May 30, 2007
Wednesday
04:30 PM - 05:30 PM
  How do we do it? Teaching Mathematics to U.S.
Jeremy Kilpatrick
07:00 PM - 07:10 PM
  Congressional involvement in Math
Barbara Lee
07:45 PM - 08:45 PM
  Working with Teachers to Improve Mathematics Instruction: Some Experiences and Views
Robert Fefferman
May 31, 2007
Thursday
08:40 AM - 09:30 AM
  The mathematics K-12 teachers need to know
Hung-Hsi Wu (University of California, Berkeley)
10:00 AM - 10:50 AM
  UTeach at the University of Texas
Efraim Armendariz
10:00 AM - 10:50 AM
  The Vermont Mathematics Initiative
Ken Gross
10:00 AM - 10:50 AM
  UTeach at the University of Texas
Margaret (Peggy) Batchelor, Altha Rodin
10:00 AM - 10:50 AM
  MSP Content and Technology Training for Middle Grades Teachers
Guy Barmoha, Markus Hohenwarter, Richard Voss
10:00 AM - 10:50 AM
  The Vermont Mathematics Initiative
Judi Laird
10:00 AM - 12:10 PM
  Mathematicians Writing for Educators: Collaboration Accross Disciplines
Virginia Bastable, Sybilla Beckmann (University of Georgia), Ben Ford, Susan Jo Russell, Deborah Schifter, Ana Vaisenstein, Carol Walker
10:55 AM - 11:45 AM
  MfA: A replicable NYC program
Irwin Kra, Jonathan Schweig
10:55 AM - 11:45 AM
  Collaborative Efforts to Prepare K-8 Mathematics Specialist
Susan Birnie
10:55 AM - 11:45 AM
  A Mathematics Concentration for Pre-service Elementary School Teachers: An Existence Proof and New Conjectures
Bonnie Saunders, Philip Wagreich
10:55 AM - 11:45 AM
  A Mathematics Concentration for Pre-service Elementary School Teachers: An Existence Proof and New Conjectures
Bonnie Saunders
10:55 AM - 11:45 AM
  Collaborative Efforts to Prepare K-8 Mathematics Specialist
Kristina Anthony, Reuben Farley
01:25 PM - 02:00 PM
  Connecting Math Major Content to High School Curriculum
Amy Cohen-Corwin (Rutgers University)
01:25 PM - 02:15 PM
  Learning Mathematical Knowledge for Elementary School Teaching at the University of Michigan
Hyman Bass (University of Michigan)
01:25 PM - 02:15 PM
  Teaching Teachers in a Research Mathematics Department
Theodore Gamelin
01:25 PM - 02:15 PM
  The Impact of Immersion in Mathematics on Teachers
Steven Rosenberg (Boston University), Glenn Stevens (Boston University)
01:25 PM - 02:15 PM
  Learning Mathematical Knowledge for Elementary School Teaching at the University of Michigan
Laurie Sleep, Mark Thames (University of Michigan)
01:25 PM - 02:15 PM
  Teaching Teachers in a Research Mathematics Department
Heather Calahan
01:25 PM - 02:15 PM
  The Impact of Immersion in Mathematics on Teachers
Wayne Harvey
01:25 PM - 02:15 PM
  Learning Mathematical Knowledge for Elementary School Teaching at the University of Michigan
Wendy Aaron
01:25 PM - 02:15 PM
  The Impact of Immersion in Mathematics on Teachers
Al Cuoco, Ryota Matsuura, Sarah Sword
02:05 PM - 02:50 PM
  Two non-traditional content courses for in-service high school teachers at the Harvard Extension School
Bret Benesh, Thomas Judson (Stephen F. Austin State University), Matthew Leingang
02:20 PM - 03:10 PM
  Learning Together: Implementing Inquiry-based Content Courses for K-20 Teachers of Mathematics
Ruth Parker
02:20 PM - 03:10 PM
  The Mathematical Education of Elementary Teachers at Delaware
Jim Hiebert (University of Delaware)
02:20 PM - 03:10 PM
  Content and Process in a Year-Long Capstone Sequence for Secondary Teachers
Dale Oliver
02:20 PM - 03:10 PM
  The Mathematical Education of Elementary Teachers at Delaware
Dawn Berk
02:50 PM - 03:30 PM
  Using TIMSS videos for professional development
Richard Askey
04:00 PM - 05:00 PM
  The Mathematical Education of Elementary Teachers: Courses, Textbooks, and Opportunities to Learn
Raven McCrory
Jun 01, 2007
Friday
08:40 AM - 09:25 AM
  What mathematics teachers need to learn about language
Judit Moschkovich
09:25 AM - 10:15 AM
  Mathematics Educator-Mathematician partnerships for educating teachers: Examplesfrom Nebraska and Arizona
Cynthia Anhalt (University of Arizona), Ruth Heaton (University of Nebraska), Jim Lewis (University of Nebraska-Lincoln), Matthew Ondrus
10:45 AM - 11:30 AM
  Reconceptualizing Mathematics: Curriculum Materials for Elementary and Middle School Teacher
Judith Sowder
10:45 AM - 11:35 AM
  Professional Development: The Hard Work of Learning Mathematics
Hung-Hsi Wu (University of California, Berkeley)
10:45 AM - 11:35 AM
  Learning and Teaching Linear Functions: Video Cases for Mathematics Professional Development
Nanette Seago
11:40 AM - 12:30 PM
  Mathematics for Elementary Teachers: A Focus on "Explaining Why"
Sybilla Beckmann (University of Georgia)
11:40 AM - 12:30 PM
  Developing Mathematical Ideas: A Program for Teacher Learning
Virginia Bastable, Susan Jo Russell, Deborah Schifter
11:40 AM - 12:30 PM
  GeoGebra: Open Source Software for Learning and Teaching Mathematics
Guy Barmoha, Markus Hohenwarter
01:45 PM - 02:05 PM
  Mentoring faculty and graduate students interested in teaching teachers
Sybilla Beckmann (University of Georgia)
02:05 PM - 03:20 PM
  Studying the effectiveness of our efforts to teach teachers mathematics
Ken Gross, Jim Hiebert (University of Delaware), Heather Hill
03:45 PM - 05:30 PM
  Mathematicians Writing for Educators: Collaboration Across Disciplines II
Virginia Bastable, Sybilla Beckmann (University of Georgia), Ben Ford, Susan Jo Russell, Deborah Schifter, Ana Vaisenstein, Carol Walker
03:50 PM - 04:20 PM
  Will Mathematics Ever Make Sense?
Alexander Givental
03:50 PM - 04:30 PM
  Incorporating English Learner Strategies in Mathematics Courses
Judith Jacobs
03:50 PM - 04:30 PM
  Incorporating English Learner Strategies in Mathematics Courses for Teachers
Greisy Winicki-Landman
03:50 PM - 04:40 PM
  A focused course for elementary teachers: building teacher knowledge and confidence via Asian textbooks
Thomas Parker
04:25 PM - 04:55 PM
  Foundation Mathematics for Teaching at the Elementary and Secondary Levels
Harold Murai
04:35 PM - 05:05 PM
  Using extended mathematics tasks so as to increase teachers' mathematical knowledge for teaching
Ann Shannon
04:45 PM - 05:35 PM
  Arithmetic for Prospective Teachers: How should we begin the road to PUFM
Gary Jensen
05:00 PM - 05:35 PM
  Model Drawing: Connecting Arithmetic to Algebra
Richard Bisk (Worcester State University), Michael Winders
05:10 PM - 05:35 PM
  What French Didactique can say to American mathematics educators
Ginger Warfield
05:40 PM - 06:00 PM
  Final thoughts about teaching teachers mathematics
Hyman Bass (University of Michigan)