Thursday, March 22, 2018

TeachingWorks’ grant from the S. D. Bechtel Foundation supports its ongoing collaboration with the California State University System

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The S. D. Bechtel, Jr. Foundation has awarded TeachingWorks a grant to continue collaborative work begun in 2017 with faculty in California State University to further develop exemplary practices-based approaches in teacher education.

Led by TeachingWorks director Deborah Loewenberg Ball and mathematics research specialist Amber Willis, methods course instructors from across the CSU system will continue their work together to develop and implement course materials and instructional approaches that intertwine specific high-leverage practices with mathematical content.

Participants will also sustain their focus on using the high-leverage practices to attend explicitly to mathematics instruction that disrupts patterns of inequitable instruction in classrooms, and instead inspires children to develop positive academic identities. The project aims to produce knowledge and instructional materials that will be useful to and accessible to teacher educators across the CSU system and beyond.

"We're thrilled to maintain our partnership with instructors across the CSU system who have a significant commitment to approaches that advance effective practices in mathematics instruction and to ensuring equitable access to learning in their programs," said Francesca Forzani, TeachingWorks deputy director, and project principal investigator.

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