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Read Ruth’s latest paper about Number Talks and Underrepresented Students

Order a copy of our 2018 release Digging Deeper: Making Number Talks Matter Even More

NUMBER TALK LEADERSHIP ACADEMY MEC’s latest statewide leadership project

MEC’s 2013-2015 leadership project

The transformative 15-minute mathematics routine

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The Mathematics Education Collaborative (MEC), a non-profit organization under the leadership of Ruth Parker, Patty Lofgren, and Debbie Olson, recognizes the critical need to improve mathematics education for every learner.

MEC works in partnership with schools and communities, providing powerful mathematics workshops for parents, teachers, administrators, business and community leaders, higher education faculty and others. Participants are immersed in learning environments that model pedagogical and assessment practices that optimize student learning and provide participants the opportunity to reflect upon their own practices and beliefs. MEC’s leadership development component builds capacity to implement and sustain continuous mathematics improvement imbedded in these ideals.

“My encounters with MEC over the past year have transformed my notion of good math education. I stand in awe of MEC’s work and its relevance to our kids and their wellbeing. Our students are benefiting everyday from insights and enthusiasm our teachers got from the summer K-20 MEC content courses.”

School District Director, Math Tutor

“Only with an informed public, knowledgable administrators, and well-prepared teachers will we secure the kinds of high quality mathematics programs that are urgently needed in schools.”

Ruth Parker, MEC Former CEO

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3 months ago

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Ruth and Cathy's book "Digging Deeper: Making Number Talks Matter Even More" is now available!

Stenhouse Publishers
Sense-making makes mathematics personal, and when it's personal, it comes to life." ~Ruth Parker & Cathy Humphreys. Make Number Talks come to life in your classroom with their new book, Digging Deeper. www.stenhouse.com/content/digging-deeper
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9 months ago

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Congratulations Jana Dean!Many of you know Jana Dean. She's been at the helm of the Jefferson Accelerated Math & Science (JAMS) program at Jefferson Middle School for years. Did you also know that Jana recently received a Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST)!

The PAEMST program, administered by the National Science Foundation (NSF) on behalf of the White House Office of Science and Technology recognizes outstanding teachers for their contributions to the teaching and learning of mathematics and science.

Along with this prestigious award Jana received a citation signed by President Trump and a $10,000 award from NSF. She also traveled to Washington, DC for the awards ceremony.

Jana had this to say about her whirlwind experience; "I owe this honor to my Principal's initial nomination and support of the process, to my amazing students who show me what they need every day, to my JMS colleagues who have taught me so much about what matters, and to my friends and family who put up with my passion for my profession."

Congratulations Jana, this is a wonderful accomplishment and certainly well earned! 🙌🏻🎉🙌🏻 #JeffersonMS #JAMS #OurTeachersRock #OSDFriends

Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) Washington State School Directors' Association Washington Association of School Administrators Washington School Public Relations Association (WSPRA) Capital Region ESD 113 Governor Jay Inslee
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