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Math Pathways: Designing for Success featuring Uri Treisman

04/13/2012 @ 8:30 am - 3:00 pm

Why is curriculum reform necessary?
How much change is needed to make a meaningful (and measurable) difference?
What are different schools doing?
What challenges can one expect to face while doing a significant redesign? How can one overcome these obstacles?
What kind of support is available for a college that wants to do a redesign?

Join Us for a day-long workshop in which we explore national and local best practices for increasing math completion in three areas:

  1. Before Algebra
  2. STEM Pathways
  3. Non-STEM Pathways

Who should attend?

College teams including Math faculty, counselors, administrators, researchers, math lab specialists, and developmental education enthusiasts.

What will participants gain?

  • A perspective on curricular and institutional redesign efforts in support of Math Completion taking place across the U.S. from Keynote Speaker Uri Treisman.
  • An opportunity to hear about specific redesigns, including “Before Algebra,” “STEM Pathways” and “Non-STEM Pathways.”
  • A chance to share their own ideas and ask questions. Round table discussions and Q and A’s will be encouraged.

Breakfast and Lunch Included

About the Keynote Speaker:

Uri Treisman

Uri Treisman is professor of mathematics and of public affairs at The University of Texas at Austin, where he directs the Charles A. Dana Center. He serves on the AACC 21st-Century Commission on the Future of Community Colleges and on the CCCSE National Advisory Board.

Treisman is actively involved in organizations that work to improve American K-12 education. He serves on the boards of the New Teacher Project, Education Resource Strategies, the American Federation of Teachers Innovation Fund, the National Governors Association’s Center for Best Practices in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Advisory Committee, and the Military Child Education. He is a senior advisor to the Aspen Institute’s Urban Superintendents’ Network and the Dana Center/Aspen networks of Chief Academic Officers and District Mathematics Leaders.  He serves on the American Institute of Mathematics’ Math Teacher Circle Advisory Board.

Treisman regularly serves on national commissions and working groups focused on strengthening mathematics and science education. Over the past three years, he has served on the STEM Education Working Group of the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST), the Carnegie-Institute for Advanced Study Commission on Mathematics and Science Education, and the International Benchmarking Advisory Group to a consortium of the National Governors Association, the Council of Chief State School Officers, and Achieve. Uri also serves as an advisor to the trustees of several foundations, including the Robert N. Noyce Foundation and the Charles A. Dana Foundation.

He was named a MacArthur Fellow in 1992 for his work on nurturing minority student achievement in college mathematics and 2006 Scientist of the Year by the Harvard Foundation of Harvard University for his outstanding contributions to mathematics. In all of his work, Treisman advocates for equity and excellence in education for all children.

The title of Uri’s Keynote is Pathways to Math Completion: A National Perspective on Innovation and Success


8:30 am - 3:00 pm
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