A few Pirates invaded Raleigh, NC on July 26-28, 2016. Dr. Charity Cayton, Dr. Maureen Grady, Dr. Ron Preston, and Dr. Katie Schwatz were each invited to share their expertise at the Meredith Mathematics Leadership Institute (MMLI) held in Raleigh, NC. (http://www.meredith.edu/academics/schools/natural_and_mathematical_sciences/mathematics/mmsi/leadership-institute-description).
The MMLI is a K-8 professional development opportunity for principals, district supervisors and mathematics coordinators, and full-time coaches and lead teachers to come learn about research-based, best practices for the mathematics classroom. The institute includes the session offered in July 2016, as well as a follow-up session in January 2017.
Dr. Cayton’s presentation focused on Encouraging Student Discourse, while Dr. Grady shared how to keep Mathematics as the Authority in Grades 5-8. Dr. Schwartz offered two sessions, Developing Vision for Mathematics Teaching and Supporting the Mathematics Teaching of Beginning and Student Teachers. Meanwhile, Dr. Preston served double duty – representing Mathematics Education at ECU and as the President of the North Carolina Council Teachers of Mathematics – for his session, Advocacy for Mathematics Teaching and Learning through NCCTM.