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Members of the Design-Lab team celebrated with MC Hammer, Laurene Powell Jobs, and Russlyn Ali after being named an XQ Super School and being awarded $10 million in an award ceremony and celebration in Washington DC on September 14th.

marty-wins2The competition was sponsored by Laurene Powell Jobs, widow of Steve Jobs. After a year of hard work and preparation, ten high schools in the country were named award winners. Each school was awarded $10 million to support realizing their Super School dreams. Congratulations to our dear colleague Martin Rayala and his team for their passion, determination, and pursuit of innovation for rethinking high schools. See the whole ceremony at


TRU-Math Equity Conference: December 10, 2016 Featured Keynote: University of California Berkeley Mathematician, Author, and Leader of Mathematics Reform Alan Schoenfeld

On December 10, 2016, the Delaware Mathematics Coalition (DMC) Community welcomes internationally known leader of mathematics reform Dr. Alan Schoenfeld. Dr Schoenfeld will be the featured keynote for the TRU-Math Equity Conference. The conference supports K-20 mathematics and science instructors, coaches, administrators, and other community members in understanding the five essential components for creating robust mathematics (and science) learning environments.

Dr. Schoenfeld has authored, co-authored, and served as editor for over 200 publications including the groundbreaking book Mathematical Problem Solving (1985), served as a lead for the Balanced Assessment Project and the mathematics content specifications for the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium, was one of the key leaders of the NSF-sponsored Diversity in Mathematics Education (DiME) Project, and a recipient of the Felix Klein Medal for Lifetime Achievement from the International Commission on Mathematics Instruction. This award is the highest international distinction for mathematics education. To register for the event, please visit the following link: TRU-Math Equity Conference Registration DMC Member Registration: $50/person or Teams of 8 for $300; Non-Members: $75/person


Congratulations Jan Parsons & Kay Biondi: 2016 Webber Award Winners

OJan Pn May 25th, 2016 Jan Parsons and Kay Biondi were named this year’s Webber Award winners. The Webber award is given in memory of Dr. G. Cuthbert Webber, Professor of Mathematics at the University of Delaware (1937-1981). The award which consists of a plaque and financial gift is given in honor of Jan and Kay’s distinguished service to advancing mathematics education in the state. Pass awardees include Harry Kutch, Charles Eisenbise, William Geppert, Patricia Ahlborn, Shirley Miller, Willard Baxter, Kathleen Hollowell, Cliff Sloyer, Lou D’Angelo, Louis LoBosco, Denise Griffith, Bill Moody, Linda Selwood, Earl Quillen, Martha Lowther, Ron Wenger, Sally Caldwell, Kathleen McAneny, Jan Shetzler, Jim Hiebert, Jack Baldino, Valerie Maxwell, Jon Manon, and Jamila Riser.



CheAttachmentHandler.ashxck out NCTM’s Annual Perspectives in Math Ed 2016: Mathematical Modeling and Modeling Mathematics

Contributing authors include Michelle Cirillo (University of Delaware), John Pelesko (University of Delaware), & Anita Wager (University of Wisconsin Madison).

Design Thinking, Empathy & Equity

“Design Thinking has the unique power to leverage the intersection of equity and innovation through deeper learning and empathy.”

Thilogo-teaching-channel1s Teaching Channel blog post by Jennifer Pieratt provides insights regarding how the use of design thinking and explicitly teaching empathy creates more equitable learning environments.


Exploring Ways to Promote Teacher Reflection & Grown

Thilogo-teaching-channel1s Teaching Channel video features some interesting ways to promote teacher growth and reflection. The clip includes the use of rubrics, using video to support virtual coaching, enhanced real-time coaching, and student surveys.
Multiple Measures of Improving Teaching


Scenes from the Film “Race to Nowhere”

Narrated by Dr. Alan Schoenfeld, Race to Nowhere is a documentary featuring Stanford professor Jo Boaler and civil rights leader Robert Moses.

“The film examines how our traditional approach to math education favors rote performance over problem-solving and imitation over creativity–even among high-achieving students” (Youcubed: