Changing Pedagogies in Math and Science Education

Fall 2005

Lecture Series, Wednesdays 7-8:30pm,

Rm. 338 in Park Sciences Building, Bryn Mawr College


For directions and map of college area click here. The Lecture Series is associated with the course Education 220: Changing Pedagogies in Math and Science Education.

  1. Wednesday, August 31, 2005. Dr. Paul Grobstein, Professor of Biology and Director of the Center for Science in Society, Bryn Mawr College.

Title: Education as Applied Neurobiology: Student and Teacher as Story Listener/Teller

2.        Wednesday, September 7, 2005.  Professor Feden and Professor Pomeroy.

Title: Modalities, personality types, learning styles; Myers-Briggs test.

3.        Wednesday, September 14, 2005.  Professor Neal Williams, Biology, Bryn Mawr and Professor Alex Norquist, Chemistry, Haverford.

Title: Misconceptions and Key Concepts

4.        Wednesday, September 21, 2005.  Professor Donnay and Professor Suzanne Amador, Physics, Haverford.

Title: Examination of research studying the effectiveness of new pedagogical methods.

5.        Wednesday, September 28, 2005.  Professor Pomeroy and Professor Donnay.

Title: History of math/science reform initiatives over past 50 years, NCLB act.

6.        Wednesday, October 5, 2005.  Professor Pomeroy and Mr. Joe Merlino, Principal Investigtor, MSPGP.

Title: Science Literacy, Math Literacy.

  1. Wednesday, October 19, 2005. Dr. Dave Smith, Director of Professional Development, Da Vinci Discovery Center of Science and Technology and Ms. Reggie Keller, former Mathematics Supervisor of the Wallingford-Swarthmore School District.

Title: Secondary Math and Science Reform

  1. Wednesday, October 26, 2005. Ms. Donna Cleland, Assistant Director for Science Education, MSPGP and Ms. Lizzie Gallagher, Elementary Teacher in Haverford School District.

Title: Elementary Math and Science Reform

  1. Wednesday, November 2, 2005. Dr. Michelle Francl, Department of Chemistry, Bryn Mawr College and Mr. Jeff Tecosky-Feldman, Department of Mathematics, Haverford College.

Title: Collegiate Math and Science Reform

  1. Wednesday, November 9, 2005. Dr. Victor Donnay, Department of Mathematics, Bryn Mawr College.

Title: International Models of Mathematics Education

  1. Wednesday, November 16, 2005. Dr. Gertrude Bennett, Superintendent, Southeast Delaware County School District; Dr. Gary Cooper, Superintendent, Radnor School District; and Dr. Victoria Gehrt, Superintendent, Bensalem School District.

Title: Math and Science Reform in K-12: Superintendentsí Perspectives

  1. Wednesday, November 30, 2005. Ms. Antoinette Torres, Vice Provost of Student Affairs, Drexel University.

Title: Diversity in Math and Science: How to help all students succeed

  1. Wednesday, December 7, 2005. A panel of teachers from Haverford and Norristown School Districts will speak on their experiences.

Title: Teachersí Perspective on Math and Science Reform