Pam Buffington


Professional Title: 
Senior Project Director
Citations of DRK-12 or Related Work (DRK-12 work is denoted by *): 
  • Larsen, S., McCormick, K., Louie, J., Buffington, P. (2018). Using one-to-one mobile technology to support student discourse. In ICME-13 Monographs.             
  • Bevan, B., Penuel, W. R., Bell, P., & Buffington, P. (2018). Learning, Generalizing, and Local Sense-Making in Research-Practice Partnerships. In Connecting Research and Practice for Educational Improvement Ethical and Equitable Approaches. Routledge.          
  • Louie, J., & Buffington, P. (2018). 'Figuring it out together': A research-practice partnership to improve early elementary mathematics learning with technology. In B. Bevan & W. Penuel, Connecting research and practice for educational improvement: Ethical and equitable approaches. NY: Routledge.
  • Larsen, S., McCormick, K., Buffington, P., & Louie, J. (2017). A collaborative approach to strengthening K-2 mathematical practices with technology. In L. West & M. Boston, Annual perspectives in mathematics education 2017: Reflective and collaborative processes to improve mathematics teaching (pp. 101-108). Reston, VA: National Council of Teachers of Mathematics.
  • Kunz, G. M., Buffington, P., Schroeder, C. P., Green, R., Mahaffey, R., Widner, J., Hellwege, M., & Howell Smith, M. (2016). Partnership based research approaches. In G. C. Nugent, G. M. Kunz, S. M. Sheridan, T. A. Glover, & L. L. Knoche (Eds.), Rural education research: State of the science and emerging directions. New York, NY: Springer.
SRI International

This project aims to advance the preparation of preservice teachers in middle school mathematics, specifically on the topic of proportionality, a centrally important and difficult topic in middle school mathematics that is essential to students’ later success in algebra. To address the need for a workforce of high-quality teachers to teach this mathematics, the project is developing a digital text that could be widely used to communicate the unique transitional nature of middle school mathematics.

Education Development Center, Inc. (EDC)

This project addresses a critical need, developing professional development materials to address the teachers of ELLs. The project will create resources to help teachers build ELLs' mathematical proficiency through the design and development of professional development materials building on visual representations (VRs) for mathematical reasoning across a range of mathematical topics.