Amanda Milewski

Research Investigator

Amanda  Milewski, School of Education

Amanda Milewski joined the GRIP project as a researcher and teacher educator. She is responsible for researching and designing professional learning experiences for pre-service and in-service mathematics teachers. Her research focuses on the design and study of professional learning experiences to help teachers improve their instructional practices. Milewski earned her PhD in mathematics education from Michigan State University and MA in mathematics from Wayne State University. Prior to obtaining her PhD, she was a mathematics consultant for a large intermediate school district and a secondary mathematics teacher for a small urban district in Metro Detroit.

Milewski teaches courses in the following program(s):
Mathematics Education

 

Selected Publications

Milewski, A., Strickland, S. (2016). "(Toward) Developing a common language for describing instructional practices of responding: A teacher-generated framework." Mathematics Teacher Educator.

Milewski, A. (2012). "Exploring teachers’ practices of responding." PhD dissertation, Michigan State University. 

Hawkins, A. and Sinclair, N. (2008). "Explorations with Sketchpad in Topogeometry." International Journal of Computers of Mathematical Learning 13 (1), 71 - 82. 

Articles in Refereed Proceedings

Milewski, A.M., Herbst, P.G., Gürsel, U. (2017). Teachers' opportunities to learn through collaborative storytelling and visualization. Paper to be presented for the annual meeting of AERA, Div. K. - Teaching and Teacher Education, April 2017, San Antonio, TX.

Erickson, A., Milewski, A.M., Herbst, P.G. (2017). "It depends ...": (When) Does a student's mistake become a teacher's dilemma? Paper to be presented at the annual meeting of AERA, Div. K. - Teaching and Teacher Education, April 2017, San Antonio, TX.

Chieu, V. M., Boileau, N., Shultz, M., Herbst, P., & Milewski, A. (2017). Can a teaching simulation predict novice and expert teachers’ decision making? Paper to be presented to the 2017 Annual Meeting of AERA, San Antonio, TX.

Milewski, A.M., Strickland, S.K. (2016). Moving beyond evaluation: Examining a teacher-generated framework for describing teachers' response to students' mathematical thinking. Proceedings of the 2016 International Congress on Mathematics Education, July 2016. Hamburg, Germany: Universität Hamburg.

Milewski, A.M., Herbst, P.G., & Hanby, K. (2016). If at first you don't succeed ...: Using StoryCircles to provide pre-service teachers opportunities to practice. Paper to be presented at the annual meeting of AERA, Div. K. - Teaching and Teacher Education, April 2016, Washington DC.

Milewski, A.M. & Strickland, A.M. (2016). Maintaining coherence across intersecting worlds of research and practice: A common framework for describing teachers' instructional practices of reacting. Paper to be presented at the annual meeting of AERA, Div. K. - Teaching and Teacher Education, April 2016, Washington DC.

Herbst, P., Chazan, D., Milewski, A., Gürsel, U., Amidon, J. Buchbinder, O., Walkoe, J., Wieman, R. (2015). Representations of mathematics teaching and their use in transforming teacher education: Studying pre-service teachers’ learning from work with representations of practice working group. Proceedings of the 2015 Annual Meeting of the PME-NA, October 2015. East Lansing, Michigan: Michigan State University.

Milewski, A., Erickson, A., Herbst, P., Dimmel, J. (2015). When mathematics teachers consider acting on behalf of the discipline, what assumption do they make? Proceedings of the 2015 Annual Meeting of the PME-NA, October 2015. East Lansing, Michigan: Michigan State University.

Dimmel, J., Milewski, A., Herbst, P. (2015). Representing Professional Scenarios: Can nondescript cartoon graphics portray a range of human emotions? Paper presented at the annual meeting of AERA, Div. I. – Education of the Professions, April 2015, Chicago, IA.

Herbst, P., Chazan, D., Milewski, A. (2015). Multimedia online experiences as research tools to study mathematics teaching knowledge at scale: What is a multimedia experience? Paper presented at the annual meeting of AERA, SIG-RME, April 2015, Chicago, IA.

Book Chapters

Herbst, P., Chazan, D., Chieu, V., Milewski, A., Kosko, K., Aaron, W. (2016). Technology mediated mathematics teacher development: Research on digital pedagogies of practice. In M. Niess, S. Driskell, & K. Hollebrands (Eds), Handbook of Research on Transforming Mathematics Teacher Education in the Digital Age. IGI Global.

Star, J., Strickland, S., & Hawkins, A.M. (2008) What is mathematical literacy? Exploring the relationship between literacy and content learning in middle and high school mathematics. In Conley, Meeting the Challenges of Adolescent Literacy: Research We Have, Research We Need. New York: Guilford Publications.

Affiliations

Research Affiliations

Grants


9/1/2017 - ongoing GeT Support: An Online Professional Learning Community to Support the Geometry Course for Teachers
Granting Agency: National Science Foundation

6/1/2015 - 8/31/2017 Embracing Mathematics, Assessment & Technology in High Schools through LessonSketch Story Circles
Granting Agency: Macomb ISD/MDE

3/1/2015 - 6/30/2016 LessonSketch Online Modules for Implementing the Common Core Standard for Mathematical Practice
Granting Agency: East Detroit, Dearborn, Charlotte, Woodhaven and Orchard View public school districts

3/1/2015 - 8/31/2015 LessonSketch Online Modules for Implementing the Common Core Standard for Mathematical Practice in Gaylord Community Schools
Granting Agency: The Gaylord Community Schools/MDE


Contact

Room 2405
734.615.1270 amilewsk@umich.edu

Curriculum Vitae