Dana Grosser-Clarkson


Professional Title: 
Postdoctoral Researcher
About Me (Bio): 
I am a postdoctoral researcher in the Center for Mathematics Education (CfME) at the University of Maryland. I am currently working on an NSF funded grant Developing Rich Media-based Materials for Practice-Based Teacher Education and teaching secondary mathematics methods courses. My research interests include the following: teacher preparation, teacher learning, standards-based curricula, practiced-based teacher education, algebraic thinking, classroom discourse, lesson study, and secondary mathematics.
University of Maryland, College Park (UMCP)

This research and development project is premised on the notion that recent technological developments have made it feasible to represent classroom work in new ways. In addition to watching recorded videos of classroom interactions or reading written cases, teacher educators and teachers can now watch animations and image sequences, realized with cartoon characters, and made to depict activities that happened, or could have happened, in a mathematics classroom.