For ten days during PCMI, the distinguished math educator Deborah
Ball will be teaching a group of fifth grade students at our site and
reflecting on the student learning that takes place. This math education
component of PCMI is the Teaching Lab. The lab will be open to some live
observation, and it will also be videotaped extensively.
The Working Group will focus on learning from video of classroom
practices. We will center our work on the Teaching Lab, which will be done
in collaboration with Professor Ball and her team. Participants in the
Working Group will attend the Lab in person one or two times, but most of
the work will be done during Working Group time using video from the lab. We
will construct ways of talking about classroom practices and student
learning, as well as how we can continue our conversations beyond PCMI using
tools like instant messaging or web chats.
Working group roster