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Critical Issues in Mathematics Education 2015: Developmental Mathematics: For whom? Toward what ends? March 18, 2015 - March 20, 2015
Registration Deadline: April 02, 2015 over 4 years ago
To apply for Funding you must register by: December 18, 2014 almost 5 years ago
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Series: Critical Issues
Location: MSRI: Simons Auditorium, Baker Board Room, Atrium
Organizers Duane Cooper (Morehouse College), Mark Hoover (University of Michigan), LEAD Robert Megginson (University of Michigan), Richard Sgarlotti (Bay College), Katherine Stevenson (California State University, Northridge)
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This workshop will address the critical issue of developmental mathematics at two- and four-year colleges and universities and the broader dynamic of mathematics remediation that occurs at all levels. It will engage mathematicians, K-12 teachers, mathematics educators, and administrators in a conversation about the goals of developmental mathematics and the contributions that our different professional communities make to this work. Key questions that will be addressed are: 1. How do we teach content in ways that acknowledge and leverage each student's prior learning experiences? In particular, how do we take advantage of a student's maturity while refining his or her learning habits where necessary? 2. How can developmental mathematics instruction move students through mathematics which must be relearned while simultaneously gaining momentum on more advanced mathematics (including the development of mathematical practices needed for meaningful mathematical work)? 3. What are strategies for supporting the needs of the wide range of students in developmental mathematics programs--those developing mathematical skills for life in general as well as those developing the foundation necessary to proceed towards a STEM major?  How can we successfully address equity issues raised for students from groups underrepresented in STEM fields? How can developmental mathematics instruction blend synchronous and asynchronous instruction to achieve maximal efficiency and impact? 4. What is the proper balance between addressing the needs of the wide range of students mentioned in the preceding point and keeping instruction and course offerings concise? 5. What are the characteristics, training, and practices of a successful developmental mathematics teacher? 6. What support services enhance the success of a developmental mathematics program? Abstracts
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Mar 18, 2015
Wednesday
03:30 PM - 04:00 PM
  Registration
04:00 PM - 04:15 PM
  Welcome, introductions, and basic overview
David Eisenbud (MSRI - Mathematical Sciences Research Institute), Robert Megginson (University of Michigan)
04:15 PM - 05:00 PM
  Introductory plenary
Philip Uri Treisman (University of Texas, Austin)
05:00 PM - 05:20 PM
  Follow-up questions for Professor Treisman
Pamela Burdman (The Opportunity Institute)
05:20 PM - 06:00 PM
  The Good Shepherd
Katherine Stevenson (California State University, Northridge)
06:00 PM - 07:15 PM
  Reception
Mar 19, 2015
Thursday
08:30 AM - 09:30 AM
  Viewing the problem from the community college perspective
Carol Edwards (TODOS: Mathematics for ALL), Wade Ellis (West Valley College), Myra Snell (Los Medanos College)
09:30 AM - 10:30 AM
  Viewing the problem from the K-12 perspective
Kate Belin (Fannie Lou Hamer Freedom High School), Lauren Brady (Park East High School), Philip Dituri (New Design High School), Audrey Federman (Math for America), Giselle George-Gilkes (East Side Community High School), Noah Heller (Harvard University), Nalo Lewis (Math for America), Michael Moshos (Math for America)
10:30 AM - 11:00 PM
  Tea Break
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  Viewing the problem from the mathematics department chair perspective
Duane Cooper (Morehouse College), John Squires (Southern Regional Education Board), Peter Trapa (University of Utah)
12:00 PM - 01:00 PM
  Lunch
01:00 PM - 01:45 PM
  Plenary
Deborah Ball (University of Michigan)
01:45 PM - 02:30 PM
  Developmental mathematics and the Common Core
William McCallum (University of Arizona)
02:30 PM - 03:00 PM
  Tea Break
03:00 PM - 04:00 PM
  Non-cognitive issues affecting student performance in mathematics
Rachel Beattie (Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching), Ann Edwards (Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching), April Go Forth (Resources for Indian Student Education), Gregory Larnell (University of Illinois at Chicago), Richard Sgarlotti (Bay College)
04:10 PM - 05:40 PM
  Parallel sessions
Mar 20, 2015
Friday
08:30 AM - 09:00 AM
  The recent announcement of NSF funding opportunities for "Increasing College Opportunity Through Improved Mathematics Success in the First Two Years of College", and other information about NSF
Lee Zia (National Science Foundation)
09:00 AM - 09:45 AM
  There’s Something Happening Here: Lessons on Transformative Mathematics Education from Colorado’s Equity in Excellence Project
James Gray (University of Southern California)
09:45 AM - 10:30 AM
  The view from the Provost’s seat
Harry Hellenbrand (California State University, Northridge)
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
  Tea Break
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM
  Recent Reforms in Math Assessment and Developmental Education: Connecting Remediation to College Level Programs of Instruction
Thomas Bailey (Teachers College Columbia University)
11:45 AM - 12:30 PM
  Developmental Mathematics at Community Colleges
Katherine Yoshiwara (Los Angeles Pierce College), Bruce Yoshiwara (Los Angeles Pierce College)
12:30 PM - 01:30 PM
  Lunch
01:30 PM - 02:00 PM
  The work of the Conference Board of the Mathematical Sciences surrounding developmental mathematics
Linda Gojak (National Council of Teachers of Mathematics)
02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
  Parallel sessions
03:00 PM - 03:30 PM
  Tea Break
03:30 PM - 04:30 PM
  A conversation about practical next steps
Mark Hoover (University of Michigan)
04:30 PM - 05:00 PM
  Closing session: Reflections on ideas discussed at the workshop
Duane Cooper (Morehouse College), Mark Hoover (University of Michigan), Robert Megginson (University of Michigan), Richard Sgarlotti (Bay College), Katherine Stevenson (California State University, Northridge)