Congratulations to Amanda Thomas, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, and Alden J. Edson, Michigan State University, AMTE winners of the 2017 NTLI Fellowhip for their article A Framework for Mathematics Teachers' Evaluation of Digital Instructional Materials: Integrating Mathematics Teaching Practices with Technology Use in K-8 Classrooms.
Dr. Amanda Thomas is an Assistant Professor of Mathematics Education at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. She is a former high school mathematics teacher and received a Ph.D. in Learning, Teaching, and Curriculum (Mathematics Education) from the University of Missouri-Columbia in 2013. Currently, Amanda teaches undergraduate elementary mathematics methods courses, as well as graduate courses and professional development for practicing elementary teachers.
Amanda’s research focuses on classroom uses of technology for teaching and learning elementary mathematics. She is particularly interested in supporting practicing and pre-service teachers’ enhancement of mathematics curriculum through purposeful, goal-driven technology selection and enactment..
Dr. AJ Edson is a Research Assistant Professor of Mathematics Education at Michigan State University. His teaching background is in middle and high school mathematics. He received his Ph.D. in Mathematics Education from Western Michigan University in 2014. Currently, he teaches graduate courses in mathematics education and works on initiating and implementing research and development grants related to the Connected Mathematics Project.
AJ’s research examines the enactment of innovative curriculum materials through the use of design research methodologies. In particular, he is interested in secondary school mathematics curriculum design and development in a digital world. A concomitant focus of his research is understanding the affordances of innovative curriculum materials as a context for teacher learning.