by Claire Miller
Rochelle Gutierrez, professor of curriculum and instruction and Latina/Latino studies at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, will discuss mathematics teaching as a subversive activity with College of Education students, faculty and staff on April 4 as part of the college’s Research Wednesdays Speaker Series.
Gutierrez’s research focuses on equity in mathematics education, race/class/language issues in teaching and learning mathematics, effective teacher communities and the achievement gap. Her current research projects include teacher community and secondary mathematics teaching in Mexico (for which she received a Fulbright); developing pre-service teachers’ knowledge and disposition to teach mathematics to marginalized students; and using “Nepantla” as a way to theorize knowledge for teaching.
The Research Wednesdays Speaker Series is designed to fulfill three goals: to provide a platform for explorations of new ways of conducting and disseminating educational research, to discuss new methods of mentoring doctoral students in an effort to enhance their development as researchers, and to fill a professional development need by providing access to cutting edge researchers at the state and national levels.
Research Wednesdays is held Wednesdays at 12 noon in the COE Forum, Room 1030 (30 Pryor St., Atlanta). Speaker presentations are also available for download at iTunes U.
A light lunch will be provided for those who confirm their attendance to Erin Whitney in the COE’s Educational Research Bureau at (404) 413-8090 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information on Gutierrez and the Research Wednesdays Speaker Series, visit http://education.gsu.edu/main/coe_events.htm.
Also on April 4, the College of Education will host Research Wednesday Morning. COE staff members Joel Meyers, Kris Varjas, Barbara Meyers, Amy Flint, Gwen Benson, Iman Chahine, Ramona Matthews and Susan Ogletree will discuss international projects in the COE.
Research Wednesday Morning is designed to help faculty, staff and students navigate the processes associated with grant work – collaboratively navigating grant business issues, what it’s like to be the principal investigator on a grant and other topics.
This presentation will take place at 10 a.m. in the COE Forum, room 1030. A light breakfast will be served for those who confirm their attendance by contacting Erin Whitney at (404) 413-8090 or email@example.com.