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Transforming Learning in Mathematics - Screencasts and OpenApps

Date Wednesday 1 April 2020
Where TCBD3.03 - University of Waikato Tauranga
Presenter Assoc Professor Kelly McCormick and Assoc Professor Shannon Larsen
Contact Dr Nigel Calder
Contact email nigel.calder@waikato.ac.nz
Admission Cost Free

Event Cancelled

Due to COVID-19 and the associated restrictions both in the USA and New Zealand, Prof. Kelly McCormick and AProf Shannon Larson are no longer visiting from Maine, USA at this stage. Their presentation on Wednesday, April 1 at the Tauranga CBD campus has now been cancelled. We'll contact you if it is arranged again for a time later in the year or next year.

Thank you for all the interest.

Join visiting Professor Kelly McCormick and Assoc Professor Shannon Larsen as they share insights gained from over two years of research working with elementary (primary) school teachers on how student learning could be improved by leveraging available technology.

  • Learn about their approach to research, which positioned the teachers as researchers themselves, and how one-to-one mobile devices (iPads) can support both student and teacher learning.
  • Hear about strategies and tools, many developed by the teachers involved in the study, for using screencasts and open apps in the classroom.

Speaker profile:

Shannon Larsen is an Associate Professor of Elementary Education at the University of Maine at Farmington (UMF). Shannon has experience working as both an elementary classroom teacher and a K-8 mathematics coach. In addition to teaching undergraduate methods courses, Shannon has helped to develop the Maine Mathematics Coaching Project at UMF. This is a series of graduate courses designed to support K-8 mathematics coaches in the state. Shannon’s research interests focus on how teachers (pre- and in-service) learn to improve their practice. Some of her recent work has been published in NCTM’s Annual Perspectives in Mathematics Education 2017, the ICME-13 Monograph Uses of Technology in Primary and Secondary Mathematics Education: Tools, Topics, and Trends, The New Educator, and Teachers College Record.

ABSTRACT: We spent two years working with elementary (primary) school teachers in Maine, U.S.A to investigate how we might improve student learning in mathematics by leveraging available technology. Our collaborative research included summer professional development sessions, in class observations, and monthly professional learning communities. In our presentation we will share our approach to research, which positioned the teachers as researchers themselves, and what we learned about how one-to-one mobile devices (iPads) can support both student and teacher learning. We will also share strategies and tools, many developed by the teachers involved in the study, for using screencasts and open apps in the classroom.