October 3, 2011
The Peabody Pulse is a newsletter describing news of the faculty, staff, students and alumni of the School of Education at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Rochelle Gutierrez to talk tonight about mathematics education
Rochelle Gutiérrez, professor of curriculum and instruction and Latina/Latino studies at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, will deliver a talk this evening entitled "Desarrollando Nepantler@s: Rethinking the Knowledge Needed to Teach Mathematics." The talk will be held in the University Room in Hyde Hall, starting at 6 p.m.
Civil to give Brown Bag Lunch talk on Wednesday
Marta Civil, the Frank A. Daniels Distinguished Professor of Mathematics Education, will give the Brown Bag Lunch talk on Wednesday. Her talk is entitled “Building on lessons learned from my work in Latino/a communities: Implications for next steps in research and outreach in mathematics education with non-dominant, marginalized communities.” Light lunches will be provided for approximately 25 people. The lunches are made possible through the generous support of Malbert Smith (M.Ed. ’77, Ph.D. ’80) and Metametrics, Inc. Bring a drink, and plan to attend!
McDiarmid column tweeted by Diane Ravitch
Diane Ravitch, an educational policy analyst, an historian of education and a New York University professor, pointed to Dean Bill McDiarmid’s recent column in her Twitter feed last week. In the column, McDiarmid says education reform efforts need to rely more on evidence of what actually works in classrooms.
Doctoral student Ringer makes presentations
Kay Ringer, a doctoral candidate in the Culture, Curriculum and Change program, was the keynote speaker at the TEAMSwork! Conference, held at the William and Ida Friday Center for Continuing Education on Aug. 5. The conference, attended by 200 teachers, administrators and university faculty from across the Piedmont, was the culminating event of a three-year MSP project. The address was entitled “Connecting to the Common Core: What are the New Standards and How Do They Impact My Teaching Practice?” Ringer also presented three sessions at the Second Annual Algebra Readiness Summit, presented by the Triangle High Five in association with SAS and held on the SAS campus in Cary on Aug. 10. The sessions were entitled, "Promoting Students' Thinking and Reasoning Through Mathematics Notebooks" and, "Literacy Strategies in the Mathematics Classroom".