Faculty Learning through Inquiry

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Saturday, January 12, 2019 - 11:05pm

Dear Colleagues, Friends, & Supporters,

We hope you had a wonderful winter break. We are getting ready for the joint meetings in Baltimore! Thanks to MLI (Mathematics Learning by Inquiry) we will share their booth again, so please come visit us to say hello.

In this month's blog, Christine von Renesse and Volker Ecke invite the reader to think about how to create transformational professional development activities for faculty. We would love to hear about your own experiences with designing and facilitating meaningful faculty activities.

On a more regional note, Westfield hosted the first event of the New England IBL Community. It was exciting to meet many regional IBL practitioners and think about what we would like to work on in the future.

Happy semester start,

Julian Fleron, Phil Hotchkiss, Volker Ecke, & Christine von Renesse.

p.s. In case you have missed it: our website now allows faculty to create a free account and access teacher materials to some of our books. We are working on completing the teacher materials for all the books. Please have a look and tell us what you think.

We always love having visitors. Let us know if you are interested in visiting us at Westfield, or if you would like to host a traveling IBL workshop.

In this blog we invite the reader to think deeply about professional development opportunities for faculty. The focus of this professional development is to improve teaching by including more inquiry in the mathematics classroom. Our hope is that faculty developing professional development will use some of our ideas to create new opportunities that lead to transformational change and deep conceptual learning about teaching.