Describing Curricular Materials for Mathematics Teacher Education in an Online, Rich Media Platform
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This chapter explores a way of describing the teacher education curricular materials being developed by mathematics teacher educators through their interaction with the LessonSketch online platform (www.lessonsketch.org). We briefly describe the platform and the larger project and then using the experiences created by two fellows illustrate the kinds of materials being created by the teacher educators. We then use Grossman’s pedagogies of practice to explore how with the materials they are creating teacher educators are representing practice, decomposing it, and providing opportunities for their students to approximate practice through the curricular artifacts that they are creating. We note that the use of these pedagogies of practice to describe curricular artifacts suggests three different kinds of representation of practice in the artifacts being created.
KeywordsTeacher education Curricular materials Practice-based teacher education Online learning
This publication was supported by the US National Science Foundation Grant DRL-1316241. The views presented are those of the authors and do not necessarily represent the views of the Foundation.
We greatly appreciate the work of the LR+D fellows and that they have allowed us to represent their work.
The storyboards presented here were created with the LessonSketch platform. LessonSketch is designed and developed by Pat Herbst, Dan Chazan, and Vu-Minh Chieu with the GRIP lab, School of Education, University of Michigan. The development of this environment has been supported with funds from National Science Foundation grants ESI-0353285, DRL-0918425, DRL-1316241, and DRL-1420102. The graphics used in the creation of these storyboards are © 2015 The Regents of the University of Michigan, all rights reserved. Used with permission.
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