Share Paper: Collaborative Problem Solving in Mathematics Online Professional Development

  1. Brooke Evans, Metropolitan State College of Denver, United States
  2. Don Gilmore, Metropolitan State College of Denver, United States
  3. James Loats, Metropolitan State College of Denver, United States
  4. Patricia McKenna, Metropolitan State College of Denver, United States
Thursday, March 10 4:00 PM-5:00 PM McGavock's B

Abstract: Using collaborative problem solving to develop a “learning community” among mathematics teachers is an established approach to professional development within the field (Lachance & Confrey, 2003; Ryve, 2007). However, the question of whether an online environment adequately facilitates the development of a learning community among teacher-learners remains unanswered (Kim & Bonk, 2006). This roundtable will focus on how one online approach to professional development used by the faculty of Unnamed College promoted community building and collaborative problem-solving among K-12 mathematics teachers in rural Unnamed State. Participants will use Unnamed College’s model as a springboard for discussion of successes and challenges ...