USU Attends Mathematics Teacher Education (MTE) Partnership Conference in St. Louis, MO

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Left to right: Howard Gobstein (Association of Public and Land Grant Universities, co-founder of the MTE-Partnership), Patrick Seegmiller (USU PhD student), Will Tidwell (USU PhD student), Brynja Kohler (USU Utah State MTE-Partnership Leader), Cynthia Anhalt (University of Arizona), Kimberleigh Hadfield (USU Math/Stat Department Lecturer), and Nate Auck (Utah State Board of Education, Early College STEM Specialist).

The Utah State MTE-Partnership team participated in the 8th Annual MTE-Partnership Conference held June 23-35, 2019 in St. Louis, MO.

The team primarily engaged with two research action clusters (RACs) and working groups titled Program Transformation, and Equity & Social Justice. The team was involved with the Active Learning RAC which aims to improve instruction in courses offered for college freshmen, and the MODULE(S2) RAC which aims to improve mathematical knowledge of teaching through capstone courses for teaching majors. Seegmiller, Tidwell and Hadfield all gave presentations and will have papers published in the upcoming conference proceedings. (Published here, eventually)

Presentations

Preparing Secondary Mathematics Teachers in Statistics Through a Dynamic Repository
by Kimberleigh Hadfield, Utah State University

Mathematical Modeling Lesson Adaptation for Increasing Local Relevance
by Will Tidwell and Brynja Kohler

Inculcation of Pre-service Mathematics Teacher Social Consciousness Through Social Justice Mathematical Modeling Projects
by Patrick Seegmiller and Brynja Kohler

More information about the MTE Partnership can be found here