Productive Persistence Learning Track
New exciting developments and promising theories about mindfully improving students' tenacity and good strategies.
Keynote Speaker: Sian Beilock
Dr. Beilock is a leading expert on cognitive science and the author of Choke: What Secrets of the Brain Reveal About Getting It Right When You Have To. Dr. Beilock reveals in Choke the astonishing new science of why we often blunder when stakes are high. What happens in our brain and body when we or our students experience the dreaded performance anxiety. And what we are doing differently when everything magically clicks into place and the tricky test problem, large presentation or perfect golf swing becomes easy?
- In an energetic tour of the latest brain science, Beilock will explain the inescapable links between body and mind; reveal the surprising similarities among the ways performers, students, athletes, and business people choke; and show us how to succeed brilliantly when it matters most
- Learn about how to pinpoint which students are most at risk of not successfully completing our courses and persisting to the next course by hearing about our newly developed "at-risk indicator."
- Hear how the Productive Persistence subnetwork used improvement science to increase social ties and belonging in their classrooms. You can too!
Advancing Quality Teaching Track
Gain improvement tools to test classroom practices, routines, and curricular changes to see whether they are making a positive difference.
Keynote Speaker: Deborah Loewenberg Ball
Deborah Loewenberg Ball is the William H. Payne Collegiate Professor in education at the University of Michigan, and an Arthur F. Thurnau Professor. She currently serves as dean of the School of Education and as director of a new organization called TeachingWorks. She taught elementary school for more than 15 years, and continues to teach mathematics to elementary students every summer. Ball’s research focuses on the practice of mathematics instruction, and on the improvement of teacher training and development. She is an expert on teacher education, with a particular interest in how professional training and experience combine to equip beginning teachers with the skills and knowledge needed for responsible practice. Ball has served on several national and international commissions and panels focused on policy initiatives and the improvement of education, including the National Mathematics Advisory Panel (appointed by President George W. Bush) and the National Board for Education Sciences (appointed by President Barack Obama).
- Work to utilize the tools and methodologies of improvement science and learn how you can use these tools to investigate and continuously improve research questions and student outcomes you care about. College teams strongly encouraged.
- Hear from improvement science subnetworks that used improvement science to solve problems and test changes. Faculty will discuss what they learned applying improvement science methodologies in their classes.
- Learn how to use a "tool-kit" of applicable classroom practices and routines to improve mathematical learning and create a more productive classroom.
- Share stories and learn strategies from Pathways classes. What has that other teacher done that I can use to help my students?
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Get hands-on learning guided by experienced faculty, administrators, and institutional researchers on how to best promote mathematics and statistics learning in the Pathways.
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- Carnegie’s Community College Pathways program embarked on a bold initiative, beginning in July 2010, forming a Networked Improvement Community (NIC) of 27 community colleges and three major universities, to tackle the developmental mathematics problem facing higher education. Since then, mathematics curricula have been re-conceptualized, a new pedagogy has been designed, and effective strategies for student persistence have been tested and implemented - all grounded in cognitive, pedagogical, and psychological research. In addition, improvement science principles are being utilized to address what works with efficacy and at scale.
- Carnegie’s Community College Pathways program has created an innovative, transformative strategy in undergraduate mathematics education. Significant evidence now exists about the program’s effectiveness and cost-efficiency. If your institution has struggled to turn around the mathematical lives of your students, join this network of nationally recognized faculty leaders, researchers and others working and learning together.
- The Pathways National Forum is ideal for faculty members, counselors and student advisors, researchers, college and university provosts and deans, policy makers, funders of education, and all others interested in addressing the developmental mathematics problem facing so many college and university students.