Mark Driscoll


Professional Title: 
Managing Project Director
About Me (Bio): 
Mark Driscoll, Managing Project Director at EDC, has directed a range of teacher enhancement, leadership, and materials development projects at EDC. Recent examples of materials are the MathFINDER CD-ROM, the MathPartners tutoring materials for America Counts, the book Fostering Algebraic Thinking , the Fostering Algebraic Thinking Toolkit, the book Fostering Geometric Thinking, and the Fostering Geometric Thinking Toolkit. Currently, he co-directs the project, Fostering Mathematics Success of English Language Learners, an NSF-funded research project. He received his Ph.D. in mathematics (differential geometry) from Washington University in St. Louis and taught mathematics at Logos School, an alternative high school in inner-city St. Louis. He has been co-chair of the NCTM Task Force on Reaching All Students with Mathematics, a member of NCTM’s Educational Materials Committee, and a member of the writing team for NCTM’s Assessment Standards for School Mathematics. From 2003-2007, Dr. Driscoll served as Editor of Mathematics Education Leadership, the journal of the National Council of Supervisors of Mathematics. In 2009-2010, he was on the writing team for What Works Clearinghouse Practice Guide on Mathematical Problem Solving, for the Institute of Education Sciences. In April 2010 he received the NCSM Ross Taylor/Glenn Gilbert National Leadership Award.
Education Development Center, Inc. (EDC)

This project is an efficacy study of the Fostering Geometrical Thinking Toolkit (FGTT) previously developed with NSF support. FGTT is a 40-hour professional development intervention focusing on properties of geometric figures, geometric transformations, and measurement of length, area, and volume. The study addresses four research questions, three examining participating teachers and one examining the impact of teachers' professional development on ELL students.

Education Development Center, Inc. (EDC)

This is a four-year project that is producing materials designed to help teachers see how the mathematical practices described in the Common Core State Standards for mathematics can be implemented in mathematics instruction. The goal of the improved instruction is to help students adopt and value these critical mathematical practices.

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.