5 Practices for Orchestrating Productive Mathematics Discussions
Join Mary Kay Stein, co-author of 5 Practices for Orchestrating Productive Mathematics Discussions, to learn a framework for facilitating effective inquiry-oriented classrooms. Teachers will learn how to use student work as the launching point for discussions that are rooted in student thinking, and will leave with a roadmap of things they can do in advance of and during class to bring mathematical ideas to the surface.
Author and Associate Director, Learning Research and Development Center
University of Pittsburgh
Dr. Mary Kay Stein is a Professor of Learning Sciences and Policy and Sr. Scientist at the Learning Research and Development Center at the University of Pittsburgh. She is a nationally known scholar of mathematics teacher learning and has published numerous articles and books on policy, leadership, and organizational contexts that support teacher learning in mathematics. This includes (with Margaret Smith) the widely circulated book, Five Practices for Orchestrating Productive Mathematics Discussions (2011, NCTM/Corwin Press). She has secured over $18 million in external funding from IES and NSF to support her research on mathematics instruction, teacher learning, mathematics curriculum, leadership, and large-scale instructional reforms.