Eric Karnowski

Leadership for Learning Innovation

Project Director II

E-mail Eric.

Tel: 617-618-2539

Mailing Address:

43 Foundry Avenue
Waltham, Massachusetts 02453-8313

Eric Karnowski has 14 years of experience in designing and facilitating innovative and effective professional development for mathematics teachers and developing mathematics instructional resources that improve outcomes for students. He brings expertise in supporting teachers in learning about and using formative assessment practices—diagnostic and instructional practices that deepen students’ understanding of mathematics and encourage and develop student involvement in their own learning..

Karnowski is a member of EDC's Formative Assessment in Mathematics team. With colleagues, he has developed a research-based professional development program that helps teachers and their students change the classroom experience to include formative assessment and that will be widely disseminated in a book and website published by Corwin (in press). 

Recently, Karnowski played a key role in writing mathematics content for the Power Up What Works website developed by EDC, AIR, and CAST. Previously, he directed EDC's Think Math! K–5 curriculum, was a writer for Problems with a Point (producing over half of the award-winning website's problem sets), was a contributor to PBS's TeacherLine online professional development courses (read a blog post about one teacher's experience in one of Karnowski's online courses), and was a writer for Mathscape

Karnowski is a co-author of the book Ways to Think About Mathematics: Activities and Investigations for Grade 6-12 Teachers (Corwin). He presents findings from his work at the annual conferences of organizations such as the National Council of Supervisors of Mathematics, the Association of Teachers of Mathematics in New England, and the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics.

Earlier in his career, Karnowski edited mathematics textbooks for Janson Publications, Everyday Learning, and Glencoe/McGraw-Hill and taught high school.

Karnowski received a BS in Mathematics, with honors, and an MS in Mathematics from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.