ECU mathematics education faculty presents at leadership institute

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. (

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.