University of Rochester

EVENT: Lecture by Glenda Lappan, University Distinguished Professor at Michigan State University, on how teachers and administrators contribute to school reform

TIME, DATE, AND PLACE: 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 23, in room 2-162 of Dewey Hall on the University of Rochester's River Campus

ADMISSION: Free and open to the public

October 16, 2001

Glenda Lappan, a national policy maker in the field of mathematics education, will deliver the 2001 Scandling Lecture at the Margaret Warner Graduate School of Education and Human Development and will receive the University of Rochester's George Eastman Medal for excellence at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 23, in room 2-162 of Dewey Hall.

Lappan is University Distinguished Professor at Michigan State University and the former president of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics. As the co-director of the Connected Mathematics Project, funded by the National Science Foundation, Lappan has developed curricula for teaching mathematics in middle school that have been adopted widely. She is a leader in professional development for teachers of mathematics. Her lecture topic is "Let's Make It Happen: What Exemplary Curricula and Professional Development Can Contribute to School Reform."

Her presentation coincides with the investiture of Raffaella Borasi as dean of the Warner School on Oct. 24. Borasi has pioneered new methods of math instruction and holds the Frederica Warner Chair in Education at the Warner School. Her work has been informed by Lappan's methods of promoting mathematics reform. "Glenda Lappan's work has shown us the power of exemplary curricula, and professional development focused on preparing teachers to use such curricula, to radically change how mathematics is taught in schools," Borasi said.

The Scandling Lecture Series is funded by William Scandling of Atherton, Calif., in memory of his late first wife Margaret Warner Scandling, Class of 1944. This lecture is co-sponsored by the Warner School's new Center for Professional Development and Education Reform.

The lecture is free and open to the public. For more information, contact (585) 275-8270.