This project is working to create a cyber infrastructure that supports development and documentation of additional interventions for teacher professional development using the video collection, as well as other videos that might be added in the future by teacher educators or researchers, including those working in other STEM domains.
About Me (Bio):
Carolyn A. Maher is Professor II of Mathematics Education and the Director of the Robert B. Davis Institute for Learning at the Graduate School of Education of Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey. She is Editor of the Journal of Mathematical Behavior, Elsevier. Her research focuses on the development of mathematical ideas and mathematical reasoning in learners over time, and more recently, to teachers’ attention to students’ reasoning. Currently, she and her colleagues are working on a four-year collaborative research grant from the NSF, Cyber-Enabled Design Research to Enhance Teachers’ Critical Thinking Using a Major Video Collection, in which they are focusing on teacher education and how studying video episodes of children’s learning from prior research potentially can improve teachers’ abilities to reason mathematically. Professor Maher has published several books, over 130 papers with 55 refereed journal articles and book chapters; she has given over 30 invited lectures, plenary sessions, and keynote addresses in 12 countries, and she has chaired over 60 doctoral dissertations.