Teacher resources and professional development across the curriculum

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Looking at Learning ... Again, Part 2


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Dr. CARNE BARNETTCarne Barnett Photo
WestEd—Oakland, CA

Carne Barnett is a Senior Research Associate at WestEd in Oakland, California, where she directs the Mathematics Case Methods Project. Teachers in this professional development project discuss cases about mathematics teaching dilemmas. Dr. Barnett's own teaching experiences led to her interest in this pioneering work, which is patterned after methods used in other professions such as business and health. She has written numerous books for teachers and students and has published in research journals. She was formerly a teacher educator at the University of California, Berkeley and has conducted professional development across the United States and in Malasia, Australia, and Saipan.

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Dr. MARTA CIVILMarta Civil Photo
University of Arizona

Associate Professor of Mathematics at The University of Arizona, Marta Civil specializes in mathematics education, and in particular, in mathematics teacher education for grades K–8 and in cultural and social aspects in the teaching and learning of mathematics. She has presented her work at national and international meetings and has several published papers and articles. Currently she leads three funded projects, one on bridging in-school and out-of-school mathematics, another one on parental involvement in mathematics, and a third one on gender equity in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Most of her work is in working class, Latino communities.

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Dr. Herbert P. Ginsburg Herberg Ginsburg Photos
Teachers College – Columbia University

Herbert Ginsburg holds the Jacob H. Schiff Chair at Teachers College, Columbia University, where he is Professor of Psychology and Education. For the past 30 years he has conducted research on cognitive development, particularly the development of children's mathematical thinking, both within the U. S. and in various cultures around the world. He has used the knowledge gained from research to develop several kinds of educational applications. He has created video workshops to enhance teachers' understanding of their children's learning of mathematics. He has contributed to the Silver Burdett & Ginn mathematics textbook series. He has developed tests of mathematical thinking and has explored how the "clinical interview" method for assessing children's mathematical knowledge can be used by teachers in their classrooms. Currently he is engaged in research on young children's mathematical competence, and is developing a new mathematics curriculum for 4- and 5-year-old children.

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DR. WYNNE HARLENWynne Harlen Photo
The Scottish Council for Research

Wynne Harlen worked as a Professor of Education at universities in Reading, London and Liverpool before being appointed as the Director of the Scottish Council for Research in Education. She has spent her working life in research, development and evaluation of children's learning in science. Her particular concerns are to help teachers to help children learn with understanding and, through the use of scientific process skills, to develop concepts , attitudes and values that promote scientific literacy, lifelong learning and respect for the environment. Her 16 books include Taking the Plunge, The Teaching of Science in Primary Schools, and the recently published third edition of Teaching, Learning and Assessing Science.

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Dr. PETER HEWSONPeter Hewson Photo
University of Wisconsin-Madison

Professor of Science Education at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Peter Hewson studies how students learn science, how teachers teach science, and how people become teachers of science. In doing so, he uses ideas about conceptual change as a common theme in understanding the complexity of practice in classrooms with diverse human beings. Currently he is working on teacher professional development in a joint collaboration between the US and South Africa, and is a coauthor of Designing Professional Development for Teachers of Science and Mathematics, published in 1998.

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Professor JAMES KAPUTJames Kaput Photo
University of Massachusetts Dartmouth

James Kaput is a Chancellor Professor in the Department of Mathematics at the University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth specializing in elementary students' development of algebraic reasoning, and the development of affordable technologies for mathematics education. Dr. Kaput has recently turned his attention to the massive implementation of technology-based innovations to democratize access to powerful mathematics, especially among disadvantaged populations. He is on the editorial board of six mathematics education journals and is a founding co-editor of a series of volumes sponsored by the Conference Board of the Mathematical Sciences on Research in Collegiate Mathematics Education.

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PHILIP M. SADLER, Ed.D.Phil Sadler Photo
Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics

Philip Sadler, Assistant Professor of Education at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, F.W. Wright Lecturer on Navigation in the department of astronomy, and director of the science education department at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics (CfA), joined the CfA in 1985 as director of Project STAR. He is largely responsible for building the organization that is in place today. He received his B.S. in physics from Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1973, and M.A. in education in 1974, and an Ed.D. in 1992, both from Harvard University.

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Dr. ROBERT J. SWARTZ Robert Swartz Photo
University of Massachusetts Boston

Robert Swartz received his Ph.D. in philosophy from Harvard. He is a faculty member at the University of Massachusetts at Boston and Director of the National Center for Teaching Thinking. Through the Center, he provides staff development to educators across the country on infusing critical and creative thinking into content instruction. He has authored numerous articles and books on critical thinking and has acted as a thinking skills testing consultant for the National Assessment of Educational Progress.



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