November 21, 2009
This was not an ordinary math meeting -- not an ordinary day of committee work either. This was not a just a forum, and not just a day of training.
This was the "Beginning of a project" to
In July of 2009, Sharon Sherman, Maria DeLucia, and Yvonne Greenbaun testified before the US Congress on the higher ed education status in NJ. Each of these doers is also a shaker and they returned with a desire for revision and a committment to working towards it.
Pat Donohue, President of Mercer County Community College was crutial to that vision.
Dr. Donohue hosted the day - with meeting space and food and equipment and staff. A math person by training, Dr. Donohue helped set this project on a solid footing. She also remained a part of the group for the entire day.
MCCC Academic VP Donald Generals provided the greeting, but Pat Donohue made this first step a reality.
Using Heather C. Hill's Assessing Teachers' Mathematical Knowledge: What Knowledge Matters and What Evidence Counts? as a starting point, Janet Caldwell requested all to determine then discuss answers to a multiple choice test she uses with her preservice teachers.
Janet also stated and illustrated NJ requiements for teaching math at the elementary, middle, and high school levels. See www.rowan.edu/mcsiip.
|Sharon Sherman,,& Cathy Liebars lead breakouts.|
In the high school breakout session lead by Bonnie and Jay, both the curriculum for the secondary ed preservice teacher and other issues were discussed.
The meeting of the whole which followed Frank's words began with reports on breakout session work. We then made progress on "the project," gained insight into obstacles, and agreed to some next steps.
Sharon Sherman, Dean of Education, Rider University
Maria DeLucia Chair, Mathematics Department, Middlesex County College
Cathy Liebars, Associate Professor and Math Education Coordinator, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, The College of New Jersey
Reggie Luke, Dean, Division of Science and Health Technologies, Middlesex County College
Darlene Yoseloff, Director, Office of School Relations, Middlesex County College
Steven Barnhart, Chair, History and Social Science, Middlesex County College
Edith Silver, Mercer County Community College
Yvonne Greenbaun, Mathematics Department, Mercer County Community College
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