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MSP LNC 2006

2006 MSP Learning Network Conference Plenary Speakers

Dates:January 30 - 31, 2006
Location:Washington, D.C.
Below we recapture the talks given by speakers at the MSP Conference with full video footage, accompanying overheads, and text transcript.
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Measuring Growth in Teacher Improvement Of Teaching At Scale
Dr. Richard Elmore is the Gregory R. Anrig Professor of Educational Leadership at Harvard University Graduate School of Education. Dr. Elmore's research focuses on the effects of federal, state, and local education policy on schools and classrooms. He is currently exploring how schools of different types and in different policy contexts develop a sense of accountability and a capacity to deliver high quality instruction. He has also researched educational choice, school restructuring, and how changes in teaching and learning affect school organization.
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Knowing and Using Mathematics in Teaching
Dr. Deborah Loewenberg Ball is Dean of the School of Education, and William H. Payne Collegiate Professor at the University of Michigan. She is the recipient of an impressive number of national awards. Her research on mathematics instruction and the content knowledge needed for effective instruction builds upon her many years of experience as an elementary classroom teacher. Deborah directs several research projects that investigate efforts to improve teaching through policy, reform initiatives, and teacher education.
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The Interaction Between the Science Content Knowledge of Teachers and Their Students
Dr. Philip M. Sadler is the Director of the Science Education Department at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, one of the largest research groups in science education in the U.S. As F.W. Wright Senior Lecturer in the Department of Astronomy at Harvard, he carries on Harvard's oldest undergraduate course in science, Celestial Navigation, and has taught Harvard's courses for new science teachers and for the next generation of professors, the doctoral students in science. He, too, has received many national awards, and is perhaps best known for his work as Executive Director for the award-winning video, The Private Universe, which focuses on student perceptions in science.
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Is There Really a Shortage of Mathematics and Science Teachers?
Dr. Richard Ingersoll is a Professor of Education University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Ingersoll's research is concerned with the character of elementary and secondary schools as workplaces, teachers as employees and teaching as a job. He has published numerous articles, reports and pieces on the management and organization of schools; the problem of underqualified teachers; the debate over school accountability; the problems of teacher turnover and teacher shortages; the status of teaching as a profession; and the degree to which schools are centralized or decentralized and its impact on school performance.
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Helping to Ensure a Well-qualified Mathematics and Science Teaching Force
Terry Baynard Joyner is Chief Academic Officer for Cincinnati Public Schools and serves as a Co-PI of the PROM/SE Project. As Chief Academic Officer, she is primarily responsible for PK-12 curriculum development and implementation in all content areas. Over the past six years, she supervised and coordinated the work of several departments: Curriculum and Instruction; Research, Evaluation and Testing; Early Childhood Education; Student Services; Professional Development; and NCLB federal programs. She represents Cincinnati Public as a member of the High (AIMS) Consortium whose mission is to provide high quality professional development in mathematics and science.