This event is free, but registration is required. See link below.
Professionals in Learning Disabilities and Special Education
Appreciating Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Mathematics Teaching and Learning
Presented by Erica N. Mason, Ph.D.
Tuesday, September 12, 2023
7:00 - 8:30 PM
This presentation will begin with a brief discussion of the historical divisions between special education and mathematics education and the importance of working across different disciplines. Using professional knowledge and experience, and reflecting on research from both mathematics education and special education, we will critically investigate the claims made on the Science of Math website, discuss how to approach finding and digesting educational research, and identify resources from mathematics education researchers that include students with disabilities. When teachers are knowledgeable about information from multiple fields, student learning is enriched.
Formerly a special education teacher, Dr. Mason continued her education to earn a PhD in special education. Currently, she is an assistant professor in the Department of Special Education at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign and is actively engaged in research and teacher education. Her primary research focus is on the teaching of mathematics to students with disabilities, specifically investigating teachers' conceptions of disability and capability. She prioritizes co-designing projects through research-practice partnerships and employs a critical special education stance.
Members who attend will receive 1.5 CPDUs for this program.
Current PLD/SE membership is required for CPDU credits.
Members who register will receive a recording.
A Certificate of Attendance can be provided upon request.
This event is free, but pre-registration is required. Registration closes on Sunday, September 10th. Registrants will receive a link and a passcode the day before the event.
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Professionals in Learning Disabilities and Special Education is a not-for-profit organization offering continuing education programs to inform members of current instructional practices, assessment, and policy issues in the field of learning disabilities. PLD/SE also offers a referral service to the community, providing qualified professionals for diagnostics and remediation. PLD/SE provides programs as a service to its members. PLD/SE does not endorse any specific program, speaker, instructional materials, method, treatment, or evaluation center for children with disabilities.