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Webinar: Ten Questions for Mathematics Teachers...And How PISA Can Help Answer Them

Date: Friday, October 7, 2016
Time: 9:30 – 10:45 a.m. (ET)

The Alliance for Excellent Education is partnering with the OECD for the release of a new report: Ten Questions for Mathematics Teachers … And How PISA Can Help Answer Them. Panelists will address questions from the online audience and you can follow the event on Twitter at #OECDPISA. This webinar will examine how to expose students to deeper learning to connect different mathematical tasks, link their learning to prior knowledge, control their own learning, and identify associations with real-life situations.

Participants
Francis (Skip) FennellPhDProfessor of Education, McDaniel College (MD);
Past President, National Council of Teachers of Mathematics
Andreas Schleicher, Director for Education and Skills and Special Advisor on Education Policy to the Secretary-General, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)
Bob WisePresident, Alliance for Excellent Education
Robin White, Mathematics Instructional Support Teacher, Howard County (MD) Public Schools

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