AMTE's Professional Development Committee is pleased to announced upcoming webinars. Additional information can be found on the AMTE Webinars page.
May/June 2017 (date to be determined)
Presented by the NTLI winners
A Framework for Mathematics Teachers’ Evaluation of Digital Instructional Materials
Join us as we share and discuss a framework for supporting mathematics teachers’ evaluation of digital instructional materials (DIMs). In a research study, K-8 teachers considered how technology integrates with research-based practices for teaching mathematics and generated indicators to guide the evaluation and selection of DIMs. The resulting framework suggested the potential for positive transformations of effective mathematics teaching practices through technology integration. During the webinar we will discuss implications for mathematics teacher educators and possible uses of the framework with preservice and inservice teachers, including the potential to support AMTE Standards C.1 Mathematics Concepts, Practices, and Curriculum; and C.2 Pedagogical Knowledge and Practices for Teaching Mathematics.
Amanda Thomas, University of Nebraska-Lincoln & Alden J. Edson, Michigan State University
Session 1: Addressing Social Contexts of Mathematics Teaching and Learning with Preservice Teachers
The LessonSketch Research + Development Fellows Project: Developing Rich Media-based Materials for Practice-based Teacher Education (NSF Grant DRL–1316241), a joint project of the University of Maryland Center for Mathematics Education and the University of Michigan, explores how web-based resources and tools can be used to support the work of teacher educators. This first session will provide an overview of the the LR+D project and the 12 fellows who have recruited inquiry groups and created and piloted mathematics teacher education materials for use in a variety of courses in pre-service mathematics teacher education programs. This first webinar will focus on the social context of mathematics and learning (AMTE standard C.4). Sandra Crespo (Michigan State University) will present a module which focuses PSTs on noticing students mathematical strengths (C.4.3) and Lawrence Clark (University of Maryland) will present a scenario that forces PSTs to think about power, privilege and the history of mathematics education (C.4.4).
Daniel Chazan, University of Maryland; Overview of LR+D project
Lawrence Clark, University of Maryland; Supporting Students' Development of Productive Perceptions of their Mathematical Ability
Sandra Crespo, Michigan State University; Noticing Students’ Mathematical Strengths
We will be hosting a 4-part webinar series on "Materials for Practice-based Teacher Education". Session 1 is scheduled for August (actual date TBD). Information about the remaining sessions will be coming soon.