Angela Knotts, Research Associate in WestEd’s STEM Division, will take part in the European Association for Research on Learning and Instruction (EARLI) Annual Conference, which will be online and held August 23-27, 2021.
Conference participants will present state-of-the-art research in learning and instruction around the theme of Education and Citizenship: Learning and Instruction and the Shaping of Futures.
EARLI is an international networking organization for junior and senior researchers in education.
Title: Asynchronous Online Video-based Modules to Support Mathematics Teachers’ Professional Learning Presenting
Authors: Angela Knotts and Nanette Seago
Date: August 26, 2021
3:45-4:45 pm (British Summer Time)
7:45-8:45 am (Pacific Time)
10:45-11:45 am (Eastern Time)
Virtual location: Session Room 4
Video-based professional development has shown great potential to support teacher learning. The Video in the Middle project aims to design, develop, and research a web-based form of professional development/teacher education.
This ICT demonstration will familiarize participants with the Video in the Middle design underlying conceptual rationale, provide a brief experience with an asynchronous online module, and learn about preliminary research results.
The asynchronous modules draw from a set of existing algebra-focused video-based mathematics professional development materials and are designed to be used in three flexible formats: independent, locally facilitated, or expert facilitated.
Initial survey and interview results show that teachers appreciated the variety of formats and found the online modules useful and engaging.
Preliminary RCT research results or show teachers improved in three key areas:
- Understanding of student solution methods different from their own
- Use of ideas from the modules within their school curriculum materials
- Applying questioning strategies to probe student thinking
Angela Knotts is a former secondary mathematics teacher and a Research Associate in WestEd’s STEM Program. Knotts designs and facilitates professional development for mathematics teachers and supports research studies in mathematics education and professional development.
Funded by the National Science Foundation, Video in the Middle develops online modules for middle-grade mathematics teachers to strengthen their content knowledge and pedagogy about linear functions. Visit the Video in the Middle website for more details.