Preparing Educators as Leaders

Lelon Capps Lecture Series at KU

Presentation Description

How do we help prepare students for life and careers that are likely to be technology-driven, increasingly specialized, and ever-changing? Despite this question (and others like it), our priorities in day-to-day mathematics teaching are still much like they were 50 years ago. In this lecture, Bay-Williams will challenge us to consider ways to engage students in making strategic decisions as a priority in doing mathematics, as well as a way to learn to use mathematics in solving real problems – giving students a strategic advantage in their 21st century lives and careers.

About the Presenter

Jennifer Bay-Williams is a national leader in mathematics education, working with teachers and leaders for over thirty years to support effective mathematics teaching. Her national leadership includes serving as a member of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) Board of Directors, as secretary and president of the Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators (AMTE), and as a lead writer on the AMTE Standards for the Preparation of Teachers of Mathematics. She is currently a member of the TODOS: Mathematics for All Board of Directors. Bay-Williams is a prolific writer. She has authored 18 books, 40 journal articles, and 23 book chapters, and offered over 400 presentations and workshops for mathematics teachers and leaders. Her books are widely used in mathematics education, both in University methods classes and by practicing teachers and teacher leaders. They include: Teaching Student Centered Mathematics (3-book series), Elementary and Middle School Mathematics: Teaching Developmentally (now in its 10th edition); Everything you Need to Know about Mathematics Coaching; Math Fact Fluency: 60+ Games and Assessment Tools to Support Learning and Retention; On the Money (math & financial literacy book series), and Math & Literature: Grades 6-8 (2-book series). She is a professor at the University of Louisville (Kentucky), where she teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in mathematics education and works in local schools to support effective mathematics teaching and learning. Before becoming a teacher educator, Bay-Williams taught K-12 mathematics in Missouri and in Perú.

Parking Information

Guests may park in either the Allen Fieldhouse Parking Garage or the Central District Parking Garage for a fee of $1.75 an hour, and must pre-pay at the pay station located in the garages. Guests may also park for free after 5:00 p.m. in Lot 54 located to the east of Green Hall across the street from the Burge Union. Lot 72 is restricted parking and visitors who park in Lot 72 will be ticketed. More information on parking can be found here.

About the Lelon Capps Lecture Series Fund

The purpose of the Lelon Capps Lecture Series Fund, honoring Professor Capps (retired), is to bring nationally recognized speakers in education to KU. Professor Capps began his career at The University of Kansas School of Education in 1962 providing 44 years of service. His teaching and scholarship focused on elementary mathematics education. Capps authored a K-6 mathematics textbook series published by Houghton Mifflin that was used by 70% of the schools in the U.S. For many years he provided professional development for teachers of elementary mathematics within the U.S. and many international locations. While at KU, Capps served as director of elementary education, assistant dean and associate dean for the School of Education. He continues to support KU School of Education students through the Mathematics Education Scholarship.

The Lelon Capps Lecture Series is supported by a fund established through KU Endowment and is hosted by the Department of Curriculum & Teaching, with support from the School of Education and Department of Mathematics. Donations from individuals interested in providing a gift to support this lecture series are welcome to do so through the KU Endowment Association web page here.

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