Courtney Arthur

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Courtney Arthur
Curriculum/Instructional Design Associate II

Mailing Address: 

770 N Halsted Street Suite 205
Chicago, IL 60642

Courtney Arthur is a mathematics and science education instructional designer, researcher, and professional developer. She is currently advancing the goals of several projects targeted to enhance the quality and equity of mathematics education.

In "DEBT-M" (Designing for Equity by Thinking In and About Mathematics), Arthur is contributing to a study of the implementation of professional development (PD) designed to support teachers in addressing the opportunity gap in mathematics for marginalized high school students in urban school districts and to advance the field’s knowledge of effective strategies to close opportunity gaps.   

As a member of the team working on Assessing Secondary Teachers’ Algebraic Habits of Mind (ASTAHM), Arthur focuses on ways to identify and measure the mathematical habits of mind that secondary teachers use in their professional lives. She is responsible for collaborating on the paper-and-pencil assessment that has been developed to measure these habits of mind in teachers, as well as engaging in research that stems from a scientific approach to investigate the ways in which mathematical habits of mind are an indicator of teacher effectiveness. In addition, Arthur is working with EDC’s Oceans of Data Institute (ODI) to promote engagement in cross-conceptual work across mathematics and science.

In 2012, Arthur was selected to participate in the National Science Foundation’s CADRE (Community for Advancing Discovery Research in Education) Fellowship program to further engage in the education research community. 

Before joining EDC, Arthur was an Algebra teacher and Math/Science Curriculum Coordinator for Chicago Public Schools. While working in Chicago, she focused on aligning curriculum to meet the needs of students in inner-city schools. In addition, Arthur was awarded several grants and was named a Fulbright Scholar. Prior to her career in education, Arthur practiced as a chiropractor in Chicago.

Arthur received an MAT in Elementary Education and an MEd in Curriculum and Instruction from National Louis University, as well as an MEd in Educational Leadership from American College of Education.