Honors Add Up for Mathematics Education Faculty
Submitted by Kylie Cafiero on Wed, 03/07/2012 - 2:00pm
NC State University mathematics education faculty are being recognized for excellence in the field. From research on teachers’ problem solving with technology to incorporating a common curriculum for mathematics in the classroom, NC State is a part of the national conversation.
“We are extremely proud of the work and research of the mathematics education faculty,” said Dean Jayne Fleener, College of Education. “It speaks to the caliber of their excellence to be recognized with honors and partnerships, and willingness to actively participate and provide leadership in mathematics education at a national level.”
The Association of Mathematics Teacher Education (AMTE), on behalf of the Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education (SITE), awarded the 2012 National Technology Leadership Initiative (NTLI) to a team led by Dr. Hollylynne Lee, associate professor in mathematics education. Dr. Lee, along with Drs. Gladis Kersaint, Suzanne Harper, Shannon Driskell and Keith Leatham were recognized for the best research paper entitled “Teachers’ statistical problem solving with dynamic technology: Research results across multiple institutions.” The paper is a result of a cross-institutional research study on teachers' use of dynamic statistical technology as they were learning from the materials developed from the Preparing to Teach Mathematics with Technology project co-directed by Drs. Hollylynne Lee and Karen Hollebrands.
The NTLI Fellowship was established to recognize an exemplary presentation on technology at the annual conferences of each of these organizations. The purpose of the NTLI Fellowship is to encourage further dialog among professional associations regarding appropriate technology use in teacher education. The team presented their research at the 2012 conference of AMTE and at a two-hour symposium at SITE.
Dr. Karen Hollebrands, associate professor in mathematics education, and her team that includes NC State faculty Drs. Hollylynne Lee, Allison McCulloch, Karen Keene, Karen Norwood and Alina Duca have been selected to be a partner in the Mathematics Teacher Education-Partnership (MTE-Partnership), a collaboration begun by the Science and Mathematics Teacher Imperative (SMTI) of the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities. This NC State team also includes members from East Carolina University, Wake County Public Schools and NC Department of Instruction.
MTE-Partnership is a partnership of institutions of higher education and K-12 schools, districts, and other organizations working collaboratively to redesign secondary mathematics teacher preparation programs.
“The common vision for K-12 mathematics across the states opens up new possibilities for collaborative work across higher education institutions and with K-12 schools—essential partners in meeting this challenge,” said W. Gary Martin, MTE-Partnership’s co-principal investigator, and the Emily R. and Gerald S. Leischuck professor of mathematics education at Auburn University.
Click here for more information about research and projects of the mathematics education faculty. Mathematics education is part of the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Education Department in the College of Education.