Faculty Convivium, Elyssa Stoddard, Mathematics Ed


You are cordially invited to a luncheon with the Oneonta Faculty Convivium on Wednesday, Feb. 15, from noon to 1:00 p.m., in Otsego Grille, Morris Conference Center. Elyssa Stoddard (Secondary Education & Educational Technology) will present a talk Title: Why it Makes Sense: Understanding Teacher Candidates’ Attention to Mathematical Practices.

Abstract: K-12 standards are often viewed as a driver for change in K-12 and higher education. One recent example is the Standards for Mathematical Practice (SMPs), which describe ways of thinking mathematically that students should develop. To date, however, little research has examined how future teachers learn about the SMPs. Since teachers’ understanding of the SMPs will influence the opportunities they provide students, it is essential to understand how they learn about them, as this has implications for educators, policymakers, and other stakeholders. In this talk, hear about a qualitative study that examined the cases of two teacher candidates, and the opportunities they had to learn about SMPs during their student teaching experience.

Seating is limited. To make a reservation (required) please callx2517. Vegetarian meals are available.

Contact: Shanna A Meeker, Academic Affairs