RME Partnering with Jamaican Ministry of Education and IDB on Pilot Program

RME is partnering with the Jamaican Ministry of Education and the Inter-American Development Bank to implement a pilot program aimed at supporting parents’ involvement in math education at home. The goal of this project is to improve outcomes for children in the earliest grades and to drive activities that incorporate math into everyday family life, fostering confidence and knowledge that carries forward into the classroom.

RME researchers Leanne Ketterlin-Geller, Pooja Shivraj, and Erica Simon spent a week in Kingston, Jamaica conducting focus groups with parents, educators, community leaders, and advocacy groups of the region on the perceptions of mathematics education. RME will return throughout the next two academic years to implement coaching and training sessions with parents. Read more…

RME Announces Research-to-Practice Impact Awards

RME Impact picLeanne Ketterlin Geller, RME Director, presented Cathi Albrecht, Secondary Math Coordinator 6-12 at Rockwall ISD and Haley Boyd, Kindergarten Teacher at James Bowie Elementary in Richardson ISD with the first-ever RME Research-to-Practice Impact Awards in Leadership and in the Classroom at the RME Annual Conference on February 27.

Albrecht and Boyd were both nominated based on their demonstrated commitment to cultivating the research-to-practice relationship through implementation of systems-level and classroom level practices, evidence-based pedagogical practices, and a demonstrated commitment to supporting students’ mathematics achievement.

PAEMST deadline is April 1

The Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST) is now accepting nominations for teachers in grades 7-12 who provide excellent mathematics or science instruction. PAEMST is a tremendous honor for the math and science community. The nomination deadline is April 1, and the application deadline is May 1, 2015. Visitwww.paemst.org for more details.

RME Awarded TEA Grant for the 4th Year in a Row

I'm a MATH person.002In the fall of 2014, Dr. Ketterlin Geller and RME were awarded their 4th consecutive grant in as many years from the Texas Education Agency. This funding is instrumental in RME’s work to develop algebra-readiness assessments for students and professional development for educators that are designed to identify students struggling in mathematics, and provide the data for teachers to adjust the level of instructional support necessary for at-risk students to become proficient in algebra.

This grant will also continue RME’s work in developing and disseminating the updated Response to Intervention (RtI) guidance documentation for the state. When finalized, this content will be delivered via mobile application (app) and complementary website.

Annie Wilhelm publishes article in the Journal for Research in Mathematics Education

GarrisonAnnie Wilhelm, RME researcher and assistant professor in Teaching and Learning is published in the Journal for Research in Mathematics Education, Volume 45 with her article “Mathematics Teachers’ Enactment of Cognitively Demanding Tasks: Investigating Links to Teachers’ Knowledge and Conceptions”. Reach the abstract here, and listen to Annie’s interview on the article with MathEdPodcast.com here.