Assistant Professor, Department of Teaching and Learning, Policy and Leadership
University of Maryland, College Park
Title of Talk: Cultivating Your Students' Mathematical Dispositions: Insights from Research
Lawrence Clark is an Assistant Professor of Mathematics Education at the University of Maryland - College Park's Center for Mathematics Education. Prior to joining the Maryland faculty, Dr. Clark was a postdoctoral research fellow at the Center for Proficiency in Teaching Mathematics at the University of Michigan. While at the University of Michigan, Dr. Clark was a member of the research team for BIFOCAL, a professional development project designed to enhance middle grades teachers' capacity to select and facilitate cognitively demanding mathematics tasks. Prior to his appointment at the University of Michigan, Dr. Clark served as the National Director of Mathematics for Project GRAD USA, a national school reform initiative in several urban school districts. Dr. Clark has experience as a mathematics teacher educator in the U.S. and Ethiopia. From 1992 - 2000 Dr. Clark taught middle school mathematics in Dunwoody, GA. Dr. Clark is currently Principal Investigator of the NSF-funded UM Noyce Scholars Program, a recruitment initiative and scholarship program aimed at preparing UM mathematics majors for teaching in high need middle and high schools. He is also co-Principal Investigator of the U.S. Department of Education-funded Maryland Science and Mathematics Resident Teacher Program (MSMaRT), a post baccalaureate teacher preparation program focused on middle grades certification in mathematics and science. Dr. Clark's research interests focus primarily on examining and exploring influences on teachers' mathematics instructional practice in schools with a history of low achievement; exploring influences on minority mathematics teachers' practices; and examining and documenting practices that appear to influence students' mathematical dispositions.
Jacqueline Jordan Irvine
Professor Emerita, Division of Educational Studies
Title of Talk: The Three C's of Culturally Responsive Teaching: Culture, Content, and Care
Jacqueline Jordan Irvine is the Charles Howard Candler Professor Emeritus at Emory University and an elected member of the National Academy of Education. Dr. Irvine's specialization is in multicultural education and urban teacher education, particularly the education of African Americans. Her books include, Black Students and School Failure, Growing Up African American in Catholic Schools, Critical Knowledge for Diverse Students, Culturally Responsive Lesson Planning for Elementary and Middle Grades, In Search of Wholeness: African American Teachers and Their Culturally Specific Pedagogy, and Seeing with the Cultural Eye. In addition to these books, she has published numerous articles and book chapters and presented hundreds of papers to professional education and community organizations. Some of awards and recognitions include: American Educational Research Association (AERA)'s Outstanding Achievement Award - Research Focus on Black Education (RFBE) SIG; Distinguished Career Award from Committee on the Role and Status of Minorities; Dewitt-Wallace/AERA Lecture Award; President's Distinguished Service Award from the SIG: RFBE; AERA Social Justice Award; Division G's award for Outstanding Service in the Preparation of the Next Generation, and Division K's Legacy Award. The American Association of Colleges of Teacher Education has recognized her work with the Outstanding Writing Award; Hunt Lecture; and the Lindsay Award for Distinguished Research in Teacher Education. Emory University noted Dr. Irvine's accomplishments with The Distinguished Emory University Faculty Lecture and Award; Thomas Jefferson Award, an award given at Commencement to a faculty for their contributions in research and service; and Emory University's Crystal Apple Award for Excellence in Teaching Graduate Education. In 2010, she was presented an alumni award at Howard University's Charter Day for Distinguished Postgraduate Achievement.
Professor, Department of Curriculum and Instruction
University of Washington
Title of Talk: Culturally Responsive Teaching (CRT) In Multicultural Contexts and Math Education: From Ideas to Action
Geneva Gay is Professor of Education at the University of Washington-Seattle where she teaches multicultural education and general curriculum theory. She is the recipient of the Distinguished Scholar Award, presented by the Committee on the Role and Status of Minorities in Educational Research and Development of the American Educational Research Association; the first Multicultural Educator Award presented by the National Association of Multicultural Education; the 2004 W.E.B. Du Bois Distinguished Lecturer Award presented by the Special Interest Group on Research Focus on Black Education of the American Educational Research Association, and various other honors. She is nationally and internationally known for her scholarship in multicultural education, particularly as it relates to curriculum design, staff development, classroom instruction, and intersections of culture, race, ethnicity, teaching, and learning.
Associate Professor, Department of Urban Education
Rutgers University, Newark
Arthur B. Powell, is Associate Professor of Mathematics Education and Chair of the Department of Urban Education at the Newark campus of Rutgers University, New Jersey, and Faculty Research Scientist and Associate Director of the Robert B. Davis Institute for Learning of the Graduate School of Education in New Brunswick. Powell's research interests focus on writing and mathematics learning; ethnomathematics; development of mathematical ideas, reasoning, and heuristics; collaborative technologies for mathematics learning and teaching; teacher professional learning in the mathematics for teaching. He is the Principal Investigator of the NSF-funded research project, "Computer-Supported Math Discourse Among Teachers and Students." Dr. Powell will conduct the workshops for High School teachers.
Honi J. Bamberger
Professor, Department of Mathematics
Honi J. Bamberger is a Professor in the department of mathematics at Towson University, in Baltimore, Maryland. A former elementary classroom teacher and mathematics coordinator, she is a researcher specializing in teacher education in urban and high poverty schools. In 1996 Dr. Bamberger was honored as the Maryland Mathematics Educator of the Year by the Maryland Council of Teachers of Mathematics. This same organization honored her with the Outstanding Mathematics College Professor of the Year in 2006. In 2009 Towson University gave her their annual award for Excellence in Teaching. Dr. Bamberger will conduct the workshops for elementary teachers.
District Coordinator of Elementary Mathematics
Anne Arundel County Public Schools
Rotunda Floyd-Cooper has devoted her life's work toward empowering young people from traditionally underrepresented groups to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields. She recently held the post of Executive Director of the Maryland Mathematics, Engineering, and Science Achievement (MESA) program at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory from 2006 to 2008. Currently, she is the District Coordinator of Elementary Mathematics for Anne Arundel County Public Schools. Ms. Floyd-Cooper will conduct the workshops for middle school teachers.