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Pedagogical Happy Hour w/ Wesley Shumar and Valerie Klein
Start Date: 3/5/2020Start Time: 4:30 PM
End Date: 3/5/2020End Time: 6:30 PM
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Valerie Klein, PhD , Assistant Clinical Professor of Education and  Wesley Shumar, PhD , Professor of Communication, Culture & Media, will lead our next Pedagogical Happy Hour.

"Supporting Reflection Focused on Student-Centered Teaching: Lessons Learned from K-12"

This talk draws on data from the Emerging Communities for Mathematical Practice and Assessment (EnCoMPASS) Project. At the core of the work in the recent NSF project is the EnCoMPASS software environment, an environment supporting teachers to reflect deeply on student work and scaffold student-centered teaching. We claim that the work in the project addresses a core dilemma faced my teachers of mathematics, the tension between the need to be results oriented and at the same time, knowing that mathematics is a difficult discourse to learn that requires students and teachers to enter into dialogue co-constructing knowledge. Results suggest that the combination of the assessment software with online support can help teachers past this dilemma.

Dr. Klein's research interests include teachers’ use of formative assessment in mathematics, creating opportunities for rich problem solving in the classroom, and qualitative research methods. Dr. Shumar's research focuses on higher education, ethnographic evaluation in education, entrepreneurship education, virtual community, the semiotics of mass culture, and the self in relation to contemporary personal and political issues of identity and globalization. Dr. Klein and Dr. Shumar have worked together on several professional papers including their most recent manuscript, "An online professional development model to support teacher's ability to examine student work and thinking."

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Name: Meredith Casino
Phone: 2155713234
3401 Market Street
Ste 100
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