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January 22, 2018
It is time for the first Begles of the New Year! Dr. Denise Spangler have opened doors (118 Green Top Way Athens GA 30605) this time to us for our Begles Potluck on Friday, Jan 26th, starting at 5:30PM. Please sign up to bring something for the pot luck here:
We hope you will help us spread the word to other MESA members and Math & Science Education faculty, staff, and students! We also hope to see you there!
Our last Begles POTLUCK of 2017 fall semester is December 1st from 5:30-8pm at Dr. Amy Ellis’s home (150 Yonah Avenue, Athens, GA, 30601). Please let us know if you will attend and, like always, bring friends, family, and significant others. We hope to see you there! Though bringing a dish is not required to attend, if you wouldn’t mind bringing something, that would be great! Also, bring a few beverages to share (alcoholic or non-alcoholic) and let’s make the beverages potluck as well!
To RSVP, you can use the sign-up sheet posted on the MESA section of the bulletin board outside Room 105 in Aderhold or, if you want to be tech savvy, you can use this Google Sheet. You can also access the sign up sheet through the Facebook event on the MESA Gro
up Mathematics Education Student Association.
We are excited to announce that Dr. Sarah Lubienski from Indiana University will be visiting next week and giving a colloquium!
When: Wednesday, November 15th 3:15pm
Where: Aderhold Room 229
What: “Mathematics Instruction, Achievement and Equity in the U.S.: What Can (and Can’t) National Data Tell Us About Recent Trends?”.
Dr. Sarah Lubienski is a professor of mathematics education at Indiana University. Her research focuses on diverse students’ mathematics outcomes and the policies and practices that shape those outcomes. Dr. Lubienski is co-Chair of the Research in Mathematics Education SIG of AERA as well as a member of the AERA Grants Governing Board. Dr. Lubienski has served as director of several AERA Institutes on Statistical Analysis for Education Policy. Her work has been funded by the Institute of Education Sciences, the National Center of Education Statistics, the National Science Foundation and the Fulbright Program. She recently served as Associate and then Interim Dean of the University of Illinois Graduate College before moving to Indiana University in Bloomington.
We look forward to seeing you next week.
Please pencil in Saturday, Oct 21 (5pm – 9pm) at the University Community Room (710 E Campus Road) for this fun-filled event. Food will be provided by MESA but we request everyone BYOP: bring your own pumpkins! Please let us know if you will attend and, like always, bring friends, family, and significant others. We hope to see you there!
To RSVP, you can use the sign-up sheet posted on the MESA section of the bulletin board outside Room 105 in Aderhold or, if you want to be tech savvy, you can use this Google Sheet. You can also access the signup sheet through the Facebook event on the MESA Group Mathematics Education Student Association.
Today is Begles day! The event will start at 5:30PM at Dr. Amy Ellis’ home! If you can, please bring a dish to share and some drinks! Can’t wait to see you!
Hi MESA Members,
Hopefully you are planning to attend the biannual MESA Kickball game and cookout THIS Saturday, April 29, from 10:00am to 1:00pm. MESA will be providing the burgers, hot dogs, condiments and drinks, and we invite you to show off your cooking skills by bringing your favorite dish to share. The potluck and playing part are totally optional, so if you prefer to show off your shopping skills, or simply grace us with your presence and cheer or watch instead of play, that is perfectly fine too.
Please RSVP by Wednesday 4/26 by using the following link:
Your response is greatly appreciated, as it will really help us to plan to have enough food and drinks for everyone but you can still show up if you do not RSVP! The game will be at the UGA Intramural Field #3 and the cookout will be at the Family Housing Community Room. Please feel free to bring your family and friends to this fun event!
Begles is this coming Friday, March 3, and hopefully you are planning on attending. If you have a favorite dish or something special to drink that you would like to share, you can use the following link to RSVP:
Of course, please plan to come even if you are not bringing something, as there is always plenty to share!
On Tuesday, January 31st, Dean Stevenson (current PhD student in Mathematics Education at UGA) gave his talk titled:
A, B, C, D, and F: Meaningful Grades or Random Letters?
“Johnny is failing my class. He would have an ‘A’ but he won’t do his homework. He gets an ‘A’ on every test, he just won’t do what I ask him to do.”
-High School History Teacher, 2013, Parent/Teacher Conference
Based on this quote, what grade do you think Johnny deserves? An “F”? An “A”? Something in between? Contemplating the answer to this and similar questions is the premise of this professional development session. By attending, it is my hope that you will critically reflect on the way you approach both assessment (how you determine what a student knows) and grading (how you communicate what a student knows). The presentation will include several activities, a handful of thought provoking questions, and a brief outline of Standards-Based Grading.
Dean Stevenson is a former high school mathematics teacher in Virginia and was part of a team that lead professional development sessions on assessment practices. Dean is hoping to incorporate Standards-Based Grading (SBG) into his research while at UGA to see how SBG impacts both teachers and students.