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Past, Present, & Featured Events

Participating in Classroom Discourse: The Voices of Students
On September 22nd, we launched the first K-12 Leadership Community professional development program for the 2015-2015 school year with a special segment facilitated by Dr. Amanda Jansen, Associate Professor in the School of Education at the University of Delaware. Dr. Jansen, co-author of the book Motivation Matters and Interest Counts: Fostering Engagement in Mathematics, supported an interactive session related to students’ motivation and engagement in mathematics classroom discourse.

Using transcripts from her research, members of the K-12 Leadership Community examined how students talk about talking in mathematics classroom. During the session, Dr. Jansen introduced several lenses to help us interpret students’ voices. She had us consider three motivations – autonomy, belonging, and engagement – and see how these motivations appear in students’ voices about their experiences. The discussion helped us in thinking about two ways of engaging in discourse – rough draft and final draft talk.

“Thinking together about students’ experiences can inspire us to find ways to connect
more learners to engage deeply with the discipline of mathematics.”

The K-12 Leadership Community is designed to leverage increased school and district level mathematics leadership in DE K-12 Mathematics Partnership Project districts. Through collegial conversations and evidenced-based segments led by educational researchers, teacher leaders, coaches, and administrators from the field, the professional development promotes professionalism and collegial support by:

  • Making the study of our role as mathematics leaders public.
  • Sharing and applying research on instruction, leadership skills, and 
coaching practices.
  • Utilizing classroom video to promote a shared vision for ways to support the Common Core Standards for Mathematical Practice and Principles to Actions eight Teaching Practices (NCTM, 2014).

October 1, 2015 Joint Meeting of the Delaware Mathematics & Science Coalitions
Time: 11:00 a.m. – 1:20 p.m.    Location: Jack Collette Center (Dover, DE)

Please join the Delaware Science & Mathematics Coalitions as they welcome back Dr. John Peleso, Associate Dean for the College of Arts & Sciences at the University of Delaware. Dr. Pelesko will engage our community in discussions about what it will take to support students in achieving the NGSS and Common Core State Standards.


November 14, 2015 Mathematics Leadership Conference
Delaware State University: Martin Luther King Center (8:30-3:00)

The K-12 Mathematics Partnership Project Community welcomes Dr. Cathy Fosnot & Dr. Michael Lach as we engage in sessions devoted to Getting Serious About Implementing the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics. For more information, contact Jamila Riser,