Mathematics

Math Education Colloquium Series

Date: 

03/22/2016
Boston, MA

Sarah Sword has been invited to be a keynote speaker at Boston College's Math Education Colloquium Series and will deliver the talk, "How Square is a Rectangle?" The colloquium series is intended for math educators at all levels, school administrators and support staff, mathematicians interested in K-12 math education, and future math educators.

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Challenges to Using the Regression Discontinuity Design in Educational Evaluations: Lessons From the Transition to Algebra Study

Fri, 03/04/2016

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Josephine Louie, Christopher Rhoads, June Mark

Interest in the regression discontinuity (RD) design as an alternative to randomized control trials (RCTs) has grown in recent years. There is little practical guidance, however, on conditions that would lead to a successful RD evaluation or the utility of studies with underpowered RD designs. This article describes the use of RD design to evaluate the impact of EDC's supplemental algebra readiness curriculum, Transition to Algebra, on students’ mathematics outcomes.

Portion of  chart of MCAS8 scores

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27 pp.

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PowerUp What Works

Tue, 03/10/2015

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AIR, CAST, and Education Development Center's Power Up What Works Team (Judy Zorfass, Naomi Hupert, Eric Karnowski, Tina Bloom, Neil Schiavo, Kimberly Elliott)

AIR, CAST, and EDC developed this interactive professional learning environment that builds the capacity of teachersand leaders to use evidence-based practices, universal design for learning (UDL) principles, and technology to improve student engagement, motivation, and outcomes in mathematics and English language arts. The toolkit has a special focus on supporting educators in helping students—especially struggling students and those with disabilities—meet the Common Core State Standards.

Free Professional Development PowerUp What Works

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Success at the Core

Mon, 03/02/2015

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Education Development Center, Inc. and Vulcan Productions

Launched by EDC and Vulcan Productions in 2010 and now available on The Teaching Channel, Success at the Core (SaC) is a free professional development toolkit designed to help teams and teachers understand, embrace, and implement a vision of effective school leadership and teaching that prepares all students for success in college and careers.

Professional development and leadership development

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Using Handheld Devices to Support Ambitious Learning and Teaching Goals

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Jo Louie contributes her extensive expertise in conducting education and social science research to a wide range of EDC’s R&D initiatives, including Ocean Tracks—a Web interface and set of data analysis tools that make it possible for students to access and analyze large, complex datasets. In the National Science Foundation-funded Research + Practice Collaboratory initiative, she is a member of EDC’s Interactive STEM team that is working to identify, document, and disseminate ways that practitioners and researchers can work together effectively to enhance K–12 STEM education across formal and informal settings. In this post, she shares findings from an August 2015 report, Preliminary Guidelines for Using Interactive Mobile Technologies in Early Elementary Mathematics, written by Jo and the Interactive STEM team.

Jo Louie contributes her extensive expertise in conducting education and social science research to a wide range of EDC’s R&D initiatives, including Ocean Tracks—a Web interface and set of data analysis tools that make it possible for students to access and analyze large, complex datasets.

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Promoting English Learners’ Geometric Reasoning

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Jill Neumayer DePiper began her career as a teacher and has extensive expertise in working to improve mathematics instruction, support students at risk, and enhance teacher preparation and professional development. For over seven years, Jill served as a professional developer, taught graduate-level mathematics education courses, and conducted research targeted to advance the quality and equity of mathematics education. Currently, she is a member of an EDC research team that has conducted several studies to identify new strategies to support teachers in enhancing the mathematics learning of English language learners. In this post, Jill shares some of her team’s findings from these studies.

Jill Neumayer DePiper began her career as a teacher and has extensive expertise in working to improve mathematics instruction, support students at risk, and enhance teacher preparation and professional development. For over seven years, Jill served as a professional developer, taught graduate-level mathematics education courses, and conducted research targeted to advance the quality and equity of mathematics education.

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PBS Spotlights EDC Research Findings

In this new feature article on the PBS website, "America's Largest Classroom, the Nation's Largest Stage and a Trusted Window to the World," and in a related infographic, PBS spotlights findings from EDC's Impact Study of PBS LearningMedia.

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PBS Website

Publication Date: 

Mon, 01/25/2016

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Joe Ippolito

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Joe Ippolito

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Joe

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Ippolito

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Joe Ippolito provides expertise in the design and management of large-scale initiatives focused on career education and training for diverse fields. He is deeply committed to creating pathways to STEM careers and improving outcomes for at-risk young people, including youth reentering the community from juvenile detention centers.

Ippolito engages experts in documenting the skills and knowledge that professionals need to succeed. Career-technical education institutions, workforce training programs, and colleges use the resulting “professional profiles” to design curricula, workshops, and courses. Recently, for EDC’s Oceans of Data Institute, he co-led  panels of big data experts in developing the first profiles of a Big Data-enabled Professional and Data Practitioner. Previously, he co-led the development of profiles of what “Social Technology-Enabled” and “Computational Thinking-Enabled” professionals need to know and be able to do. He is the lead author of the recent case study “Defining an Emerging Occupation: Who Is the Social Technology Enabled Professional” published by Sheffield Hallam University.

As the principal investigator for a National Science Foundation (NSF) Advanced Technological Education (ATE) research project, Ippolito is examining the extent to which best-practice social media strategies enable colleges to increase student enrollment. He is also leading an NSF-ATE project that is working with community colleges to create big-data career pathways. Previously, he supported Athens Technical College (GA) in strengthening career pathways for its students.  Ippolito has co-authored Fulfilling the Call: A Model for Unitarian Universalist Ministry in the 21st CenturyProject SMART: Local Manufacturing Industry Skill Standards, and Project SMART: Work-Based Learning in the Manufacturing Firm.

Before joining EDC, Ippolito served as Vice-President / Programs and Development for Youth Opportunities Unlimited, where he designed and managed programs to deliver comprehensive career development, job readiness, and mentoring services to middle- and high-school students. Earlier in his career, he worked as a community organizer, building interdenominational faith-based advocacy organizations in low-income communities. 

Ippolito received a BA in Religious Studies from Duke University and an MA in Religious Studies from the Divinity School of the University of Chicago    

 

 

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Job title: 

Senior Project Director

Program: 

Pathways to College and Careers

Mailing Address: 

43 Foundry Avenue
Waltham, Massachusetts 02453-8313

Telephone: 

216-386-3051

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