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2015-2016 Speaking of Mathematics Education: Productive Conversations with Families



Illustrative Mathematics in collaboration with MSRI, brings you this spring’s Virtual Lecture Series, Engaging around the National Mathematics Festival:

Speaking of Mathematics Education: Productive Conversations with Families

The intended audience for this series is classroom teachers, mathematics coaches, district and state level math experts, or math teacher leaders that develop or facilitate professional development. The format of this Virtual Lecture Series is an hour long session each month for four months. Each session features a national expert as a guest speaker. There is a short video from the National Mathematics Festival, speaker presents for approximately 20 minutes, followed by 15 - 20 minutes of discussion with participants.

A URL for the series using Adobe Connect will be emailed to registered participants prior to the first lecture. You can attend the series live and have the opportunity of participating, or view the recording of the talk if you are unable to attend the specific time.  Recordings will only be available to registered participants.

This Virtual Lecture Series will meet at 7pm Eastern time on Thursdays and feature the following experts:

  1. February 25, 2016 Bill McCallum, President and CEO Illustrative Mathematics and University of Arizona Distinguished Professor on leave, "Standards and Curriculum: What's the difference?”
  2. March 24, 2016 Suzanne Wilson, Neag Endowed Professor of Education, University of Connecticut “How can we learn from the history of efforts to improve U. S. mathematics education?
  3. April 28, 2016 Deborah Ball Dean, School of Education, University of Michigan, "The Mathematical Work of Teaching"
  4. May 19, 2016 Peggy Brookins, President and CEO NBPTS and Mathematics Instructor,  "Educating All Students"