Dr. Janine Remillard is an associate professor of mathematics education at the University of Pennsylvania's Graduate School of Education. Her research interests include teachers' interactions with mathematics curriculum materials, mathematics teacher learning in urban classrooms, and locally relevant mathematics instruction. She is one of the primary faculty in Penn-GSE's urban teacher education program and is co-editor of the volume, Mathematics Teachers at Work: Connecting Curriculum Materials and Classroom Instruction. She is P.I. of two NSF-funded studies: Improving Curriculum Use for Better Teaching and Learning About New Demands in Schools: Considering Algebra Policy Environments. Remillard is active in the mathematics education community. She is a research associate of CSMC, chairs the U.S. National Commission on Mathematics Instruction, a commission of the National Academy of Science, and is currently co-chair of SIG-RME.
Keeping an Eye on the Teacher in the Digital Curriculum Race
Digital curriculum resources provide a range of possibilities for organizing content and engaging learners in exploring mathematics in new and innovative ways. Dr. Remillard's presentation will consider the possibilities and demands for digitally-based curriculum resources to support teachers as users of these new resources. Drawing on research on teachers' use of print-based and digital curriculum resources and analyses of the ways resources communicate with and support teachers, Remillard will discuss how digital curricula invite and expect teachers to rethink their roles as teachers and, in particular, in relation to curriculum resources. She will also offer design principles for how such curriculum resources support teachers, leveraging the capacity of their digital formats.