Dr. Leanne Ketterlin Geller named Dr. Jane F. Schielack as Research in Mathematics Education’s Impact in Teaching & Learning Award recipient at the 2016 Research-to-Practice Conference on SMU campus in Dallas, Texas on Friday, February 19.
Dr. Ketterlin Geller said, “We are delighted to present this award to our deserving colleague, Dr. Schielack. She has made an important impact on the learning opportunities of students and teachers in Texas and across the country – her attention to detail, deep understanding about how children think mathematically, and integrity to the mathematical content has made a difference in the mathematical opportunities for all kids.”
Dr. Schielack was selected because of her:
- Demonstrated commitment to cultivating the research-to-practice relationship through supporting teachers’ classroom practices
- Demonstrated commitment to providing ongoing support for the mathematics success of all students through high quality teaching practices
- Demonstrated commitment to supporting teachers’ professional knowledge of mathematics content and/or evidence-based pedagogical practices
- Innovative thinking focused on supporting teaching and learning in mathematics
Dr. Schielack is a Professor in Mathematics and Education at Texas A&M University and has been closely involved at the state level by working with the Texas Education Agency in developing and revising the state-mandated curriculum in mathematics; making presentations at the state mathematics conference for teachers, and writing and presenting a variety of professional development institutes for in-service teachers.
At the national level, she has authored articles, books, and textbooks focused on helping children understand mathematics. She has served as the academic advisor as well as a writer on several national professional development institutes for elementary and middle school mathematics teachers.
Her work with the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics includes participating on the writing team for the Professional Standards for Teaching Mathematics, co-editing Empowering the Beginning Teacher of Mathematics: Elementary School, chairing the writing group for Curriculum Focal Points for Prekindergarten through Grade 8 Mathematics: A Quest for Coherence, and editing the Focus in Mathematics series for Grades 3-8.