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Illustrative Mathematics Virtual Lecture Series

MSRI is partnering with Illustrative Mathematics to bring educators the 2015-2016 Virtual Lecture Series: Speaking of Mathematics Education: Productive Conversations with Families.


The intended audience for this series is classroom teachers, mathematics coaches, district and state level math experts, or math teacher leaders that develop or facilitate professional development. The format of this Virtual Lecture Series is an hour long session each month for four months. Each session features a national expert as a guest speaker. 


This Virtual Lecture Series will meet at 7 p.m. Eastern time (4 p.m. Pacific) on Thursdays, featuring video recorded at the 2015 National Math Festival as well as live discussion with some of the country's foremost math educators joining webinar participants to share new idea:

  1. February 25, 2016 - Bill McCallum, President and CEO, Illustrative Mathematics, and University of Arizona Distinguished Professor on leave:  "Standards and Curriculum: What's the difference?”
  2. March 24, 2016 - Suzanne Wilson, Neag Endowed Professor of Education, University of Connecticut: “How can we learn from the history of efforts to improve U. S. mathematics education?
  3. April 28, 2016 - Deborah Ball, Dean, School of Education, University of Michigan: "The Mathematical Work of Teaching"
  4. May 19, 2016 - Peggy Brookins, President and CEO, National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS), and Mathematics Instructor:  "Educating All Students"


To register for the series, please visit Illustrative Mathematics. The cost of the webinar series is $75 for all four lectures, or $25 per lecture for individual events. The sessions will feature a short video taken at the 2015 National Math Festival, a speaker presentation for approximately 20 minutes, followed by 15-20 minutes of live discussion with participants.


Download a PDF about the Spring 2016 series to share: Illustrative Mathematics & MSRI Virtual Lecture Series