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Jerry P. Becker

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Stanford Online Course for Teachers & Parents
Posted: Feb 26, 2014 12:25 PM
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How to Learn Math - a Stanford Online Course for Teachers & Parents

Last summer I taught a course online that communicated the latest
research on the brain, and the learning of math through 8 interactive
sessions. The course was really successful; 40,000 teachers ands
parents took it. At the end 93% of people said they were "very" or
"extremely" satisfied and 95% said they would change their teaching
or ways of helping their own children as a result. The course is for
elementary, middle and high school teachers and anyone helping
students learn math. It helps teachers prepare for the Common Core
and parents know how to help their students learn and love math.

The course is now being re-released and is open for registration here:

This time there is a fee of $125 for the course (the course is very
expensive to produce). I am hoping that districts will pay this for
their teachers. Last summer many districts gave their teachers
professional development credit if they completed the course,
resulting in salary advancement.

How to Learn Math - a Stanford Online Course for Students.

I am now busy developing and making a course for students, which has
similar information from brain science, with important messages
concerning the potential of all students to achieve. The student
course will also show math as exciting, visual, relevant and
collaborative. I am making the course with a team of undergraduates
at Stanford who are filming skits and collecting examples of math in
the world. There will be 6 highly interactive sessions for students
from age of about 10 to adulthood. I am hoping that this course will
give any students who struggle with or dislike math a new
relationship with the subject. Carol Dweck, mindset professor at
Stanford, is conducting research with me on the impact of the course.
This course will be free.

Jo Boaler
Professor Mathematics Education
Stanford University
Graduate School of Education,
room 236, CERAS
520 Galvez Mall
Stanford, CA 94305-3001
phone: 650-723-4076

Jerry P. Becker
Dept. of Curriculum & Instruction
Southern Illinois University
625 Wham Drive
Mail Code 4610
Carbondale, IL 62901-4610
Phone: (618) 453-4241 [O]
(618) 457-8903 [H]
Fax: (618) 453-4244

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