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Critical Issues in Mathematics Education 2011: Mathematical Education of Teachers May 11, 2011 - May 13, 2011
Registration Deadline: May 13, 2011 over 3 years ago
To apply for Funding you must register by: February 11, 2011 over 3 years ago
Series: Critical Issues
Location: Simons Auditorium
Organizers Dave Auckly, Sybilla Beckmann (chair), Jim Lewis and William McCallum
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The workshop will begin at 4:00 PM on Wednesday May 11 and end at 7:00 PM on Friday, May 13.



Please see the schedule posted below for details or the detailed entire "Schedule.pdf".

 

 

 

 

 

 


Video from the workshop may be viewed on the:
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This will be the eighth workshop in the CIME series. Two previous workshops have focused on issues related to educating teachers of mathematics. The second workshop addressed the mathematical knowledge needed for teaching, and the fourth workshop emphasized teaching teachers mathematics. The Critical Issues series returns to the topic of educating teachers of mathematics because:



 

 

 

 

 

 

·         The Common Core State Standards, which have been adopted by most states, present both a challenge to ensure that the nation’s teachers are prepared to teach to high standards and an opportunity to seek common standards for educating the next generation of teachers.

 

 

·         It is appropriate to examine what has been learned from ongoing initiatives and research. For example, both NSF and the U.S. Department of Education have made a substantial and sustained investment in Math Science Partnerships.

 

 

·         The Conference Board of the Mathematical Sciences has launched an initiative to revisit and update their publication, The Mathematical Education of Teachers.

 

 

·         Now more than ever, there is a need for an active, vibrant, interdisciplinary community that will drive a cycle of improvement in both the teaching of mathematics at all levels (elementary school to collegiate education) and knowledge about mathematics teaching.


 

 

 

These questions will guide the workshop design:

 

 


  1. What are implications of the Common Core State Standards in Mathematics for the mathematical education of teachers?





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  4. What has been learned about the mathematical education of teachers, both future teachers and current teachers, over the past decade?





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  7. How can we encourage, develop and sustain an interdisciplinary community of mathematics educators and scholars, including teachers, mathematicians, mathematics educators, and education researchers, in such a way that different communities communicate with and learn from each other, and, in so doing, drive a cycle of improvement in the teaching of mathematics at all levels?
     



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The audience for the workshop includes mathematicians, mathematics educators, classroom teachers and education researchers who are concerned with improving the teaching of mathematics and, in particular, the mathematical education of teachers. The workshop will showcase materials and successful teacher education programs, examine the Common Core State Standards and its implications, and explore how mathematics education research can improve practice.
 

 

 

 

 

MSRI and the workshop organizers are especially interested in encouraging mathematicians to participate actively in this workshop and to become engaged in the community of scholars working to improve mathematics teaching and especially the mathematical education of teachers.


 

 


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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 123MSRI. Our preferred rate is $139 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”.

Additional lodging options may be found on our short term housing page.

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Schedule
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May 11, 2011
Wednesday
03:10 PM - 03:25 PM
  Hill Line Bus
03:40 PM - 03:55 PM
  Hill Line Bus
04:00 PM - 04:30 PM
  Introduction and overview
04:30 PM - 05:00 PM
  William McCallum, The Impact of the Common Core State Standards on the Education and Professional Development of Teachers
05:00 PM - 06:30 PM
  Reception and light buffet dinner
06:30 PM - 07:00 PM
  Denise Spangler, University of Georgia, Why Content Knowledge Matters in Teaching and the Implications for Teacher Education.
07:00 PM - 07:30 PM
  Diane Briars, President of the National Council of Supervisors of Mathematics (NCSM)
07:30 PM - 07:45 PM
  Break
07:45 PM - 08:15 PM
  Deborah Ball, University of Michigan, Learning to Teach Something in Particular: How the Common Core Can Leverage Radical Improvement in Teacher Training
08:25 PM - 08:35 PM
  MSRI Shuttle Bus
08:50 PM - 09:00 PM
  MSRI Shuttle Bus
May 12, 2011
Thursday
07:40 AM - 07:55 AM
  Hill Line Bus
08:00 AM - 08:30 AM
  Coffee and tea
08:10 AM - 08:25 AM
  Hill Line Bus
08:30 AM - 10:00 AM
  How can the community of all mathematics teachers work together and learn from each other to improve mathematics teaching?
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
  Break
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
  Panel on curriculum and teacher education in light of the Common Core – comments from curriculum developers: Zalman Usiskin, University of Chicago; Paul Goldenberg, EDC, Andy Isaacs, University of Chicago
12:00 PM - 01:30 PM
  Lunch
01:30 PM - 03:00 PM
  Susan Jo Russell, TERC and Deborah Schifter, EDC, Early Algebra and the Common Core: What Do Teachers Need to Know?
03:00 PM - 04:00 PM
  Coffee and tea
04:00 PM - 05:30 PM
  Research findings about teacher education
05:55 PM - 06:05 PM
  Hill Line Bus
06:25 PM - 06:35 PM
  Hill Line Bus
May 13, 2011
Friday
07:40 AM - 07:55 AM
  Hill Line Bus
08:00 AM - 08:30 AM
  Coffee and tea
08:10 AM - 08:25 AM
  Hill Line Bus
08:30 AM - 09:00 AM
  Joan Ferrini‐Mundy, National Science Foundation, Common Core Implementation and the Mathematical Education of Teachers: Policy Perspectives and Support
09:00 AM - 10:00 AM
  Aki Murata, W. Stephen Wilson, Panel on curricula and teacher learning.
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
  Break
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
  Breakout sessions
12:00 PM - 01:30 PM
  Lunch
01:30 PM - 03:00 PM
  Breakout sessions
03:00 PM - 03:30 PM
  Coffee and tea
03:30 PM - 04:15 PM
  Breakout sessions
04:15 PM - 04:30 PM
  Break
04:30 PM - 05:15 PM
  Followup efforts to the Common Core State Standards
05:45 PM - 07:00 PM
  Reception
06:15 PM - 06:45 PM
  Closing comments by Herbert Clemens, Ohio State University, Common Core Mathematics Standards and Teacher Professional Development.
06:25 PM - 06:35 PM
  Hill Line Bus
07:15 PM - 07:25 PM
  Hill Line Bus