2021 Susan Gay Travel Scholarship Recipient
Yency E Choque Dextre
University of Puerto Rico - Rio Pedras
Yency Choque is an international student of the second-year doctoral of Education (Ed.D.) with a specialization in Mathematics Curriculum and Teaching at the University of Puerto Rico-Rio Piedras Campus. She is a Research Assistant in the Elicit-Math project titled “Developing Technological Pedagogical Content Knowledge of Pre-service Math Teachers by Enhancement of a Methods Course Using Instrumental Orchestration and Lesson Study Strategies”. The goal of this project is to bridge a secondary mathematics methods course and school-based clinical experiences. Faculty members at the University of Puerto Rico-Rio Piedras and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign are collaborating on this project to develop a model where university professors, cooperative teachers, future teachers, and researchers converge in hybrid spaces. Pre-service teachers learn how to apply various teaching moves for eliciting and using students’ ideas through approximations of practice. For example, pre-service teachers analyze cartoon-based scenarios about how to use Desmos to lead class discussions. In addition, future teachers had the opportunity to do clinical practices in the laboratory school of the University. She studied her Master of Science in Statistic Mathematics at the University of Puerto Rico-Mayaguez Campus.
After she had finished her master she came back to Peru and worked as a professor and research at the National Agrarian University and the National University of San Marcos. She is statistics and computing engineering and enjoys teaching courses of mathematics and statistics.