New Book Explores How Data Can Contribute to Inequity in Mathematics Classrooms
For many minority students, high performance doesn’t guarantee access to advanced mathematics classes. A new book from Valerie Faulkner, Ph.D., Patricia Marshall, Ph.D., and Associate Dean Lee Stiff, Ph.D., explores how data and bias can lead to inequity in the classroom.
EdNC: Here’s What It Looks Like to Facilitate Math Instruction in Today’s Classrooms
Paola Sztajn, associate dean for research and innovation at the NC State College of Education, outlines four sets of activities required of teachers who act as facilitators in mathematics classrooms.
Jonee Wilson, Temple Walkowiak to Measure High-Quality Instructional Practices to Support Marginalized Students in Rigorous Mathematics through NSF Grant
Assistant Professor Jonee Wilson and Associate Professor Temple Walkowiak are joining data from their previous research to develop rubrics that measure the extent to which teachers implement practices that support marginalized students as they participate in rigorous mathematics.
Assistant Professor Erin Krupa Works to Create Repository of Validity Evidence for Quantitative Measures in Mathematics through $2.1M NSF Grant
Assistant Professor Erin Krupa, Ph.D., will use a $2.1 million NFS grant to create a repository of quantitative measures in mathematics education and evidence for their validity.
Associate Professor Jessica Hunt Aims to Help Students with Learning Disabilities Make Sense of Fractions using NSF CAREER Award
Jessica Hunt, an associate professor of mathematics education and special education at the NC State College of Education, believes all students deserve the space to reason about and appreciate themselves within mathematics, which is why she is using her NSF CAREER award to study how best to help students with learning disabilities understand fractions. Her project is part of the STEM for All Video Showcase being held May 13-20.
Assistant Professor Teya Rutherford Earns NSF CAREER Grant to Study Mathematics Motivation
Dr. Teya Rutherford, an assistant professor of educational psychology at the NC State College of Education, will use the five-year, $1 million grant to study how motivation functions to support student’s in-the-moment choices during learning. She is the first faculty member to receive an NSF Early Faculty CAREER grant while on the college's faculty.
3 NC State Education Faculty Projects Receive STEM Education Initiative Funding
Three faculty members from the NC State College of Education -- K.C. Busch, Karen Hollebrands and Temple Walkowiak -- were recently awarded research grants from the STEM Education Initiative. The funding will support projects focused on learning STEM in informal contexts, enhancing online courses for mathematics teaching specialists, and preparing elementary teachers to become leaders in mathematics teaching and learning.
Preparing Future-Ready Students Through Professional Development at the NC State Math Science Summit
More than 600 educators from Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools and Durham, Johnston, Orange and Wake County Public Schools improved their skills in delivering math and science content to their students at the NC State Math Science Summit held on Aug. 1-2, 2018.
7 Strategies For Preventing Summer Learning Loss
NC State College of Education faculty recommend seven ways to keep children’s minds and bodies active during school breaks. The easy-to-implement strategies help students continue to develop and retain science, math and reading knowledge gained in the classroom.
Laila Thompson ’18: “I Seek to be an Inspiration”
Born prematurely and labeled as a child who would "lag behind her peers," Laila Thompson '18 has spent her life overcoming obstacles. Educators, she says, believed in her potential and inspired her to not be defined by her circumstances. That is why she chose education and why she continues to encourage other educators to embrace their role in helping students to achieve their dreams.