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Research Connections: The Illinois STEM Education Colloquium Series

Speaker Information:

Dr. Miriam Sherin is a Professor in Learning Sciences, Associate Dean for Teacher Education, and Director of Undergraduate Education in the School of Education and Social Policy at Northwestern University. She is the recipient of the AERA Divsion K 2013 Excellence in Research in Teaching and Teacher Education Award.

11:30-12:15 Book club discussion of “Mathematics Teacher Noticing: Seeing Through Teachers’ Eyes,” edited by M. G. Sherin, V. R Jacobs and R. A. Philipp
12:30- 1:30 Presentation by Dr. Sherin: Examining the Role of Video in Mathematics Teacher Learning
1:30- 2:00 Break and time for informal conversation
2:00- 4:00 Lightning Talks by Mathematics Education Graduate Students

Abstract of Dr. Sherin’s Presentation

This presentation investigates the how video can be a resource for mathematics teacher learning.  In particular, I discuss the role of video in supporting the development of one component of teaching expertise called "professional vision"—teachers' ability to notice and interpret significant features of classroom interactions.  Drawing from recent research on "video clubs" in which groups of teachers watch and discuss video excerpts with colleagues, I examine what teachers can learn from viewing video, how this learning take place, and the kinds of video that seem to foster productive discussions of student mathematical thinking among teachers.  In addition, I discuss the use of new digital video technologies that allow us to explore teachers' in-the-moment noticing during instruction.

*Light lunch will be provided.



free and open to the public


Gloriana Gonzalez


Math, Science and Engineering Division (MSE), Department of Curriculum and Instruction