This is Dean Stevenson, the President of MESA for the 2016-2017 school year. On behalf of MESA, welcome back to UGA this fall! We hope you are ready for some great speakers and events that MESA will be hosting this year! Please browse the pages above for important dates and information.
We are currently selling memberships for both new members and those looking to renew memberships from now until August 26th (next Friday). The price is $10 for undergraduates and $15 for all others! Take a look at our “Membership” page for more information and to sign up!
On Saturday, August 20th, we will be hosting our bi-annual Faculty vs. Student Kickball game at Sandy Creek Park. The festivities start at 9AM and all are welcome (MESA and non-MESA members alike). Take a look at the “Calendar” page to get the details! We hope to see you there!
We hope to have links to last year’s colloquia talks on our website soon! In the mean time, our YouTube channel should have most, if not all, of those talks!
If you have any questions, you can contact any MESA officer by using the “Contact” page! Have a great week!
We’d like to thank everyone who attended Dr. Gerald Goldin’s colloquium earlier this week. He would like to thank everyone who came. He has also provided resources that might be of interest if you are interested in his line of research. We will upload the video as soon as we can.
We are happy to have our second colloquium with Dr. Gerald Goldin from Rutgers University. Here are the details of his colloquium:
Some Perspectives on Affect and Engagement in Mathematics Teaching and Learning
Monday, October 5, 2015; 12:00NN-1:00PM, Aderhold 116
The affective domain is receiving increased attention as researchers focus on obstacles and affordances of student engagement with mathematics. In this talk, I shall discuss some important affective constructs which relate directly to mathematical teaching and learning. Among the ideas considered are the importance and function of emotional feelings during mathematical activity, the idea that information important to learning is encoded affectively (interactions with cognition), the essential and transformative role of meta-affect (affect about affect, affect about cognition about affect, and the monitoring and regulation of affect), beliefs about mathematics and self-efficacy beliefs, students’ (longer-term) motivational orientations, various “in the moment” motivating desires that can foster (or inhibit) students’ mathematical engagement, and several proposed “engagement structures.” Some broader implications are suggested for mathematics teacher preparation, for our own teaching, and for the wider mathematics community.
Light refreshments will be served.
Meet and Greet with Graduate Students for Lunch on October 5
Twenty-two Years of Striving for Equitable Practices in Mathematics Education
Thursday, September 17; 2:00-3:00 PM
An excellent mathematics program requires that all students have access to a high quality mathematics curriculum, effective teaching and learning, high expectations, and the support and resources needed to maximize their learning potential. (NCTM, 2014, p. 59)
For more than 22 years Dr. Marilyn Strutchens has been actively pursuing ways to make the teaching and learning of mathematics more equitable for all students. In this colloquium she will share her journey, provide insights into some of the projects and publications for which she is associated, and engage participants in activities that will encourage them to enact equitable practices in their work. Works related to the following topics will be discussed: student achievement and engagement, equitable teaching practices, and parental involvement.
Light refreshments will be served.
Meet and Greet with Graduate Students for Lunch on September 17