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UW-Madison’s Nathan to deliver keynote at annual Research-to-Practice Conference

February 17, 2016

UW-Madison’s Mitchell Nathan will be giving the keynote talk Friday, Feb. 19, at the Research in Mathematics Education’s annual Research-to-Practice Conference.

The conference is being held at Southern Methodist University (SMU) in Dallas, and Nathan's presentation will be delivered to a group of K-12 mathematics educators. Research in Mathematics Education’s (RME) annual free conference is designed to synthesize the latest education policy and to present practical solutions for k-12 math educators.

Mitchell Nathan
Nathan’s keynote will be on integrated STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) education. His talk will draw on findings and recommendations from the recent National Academies report that Nathan contributed to, “STEM Integration in K-12 Education: Status, Prospects, and an Agenda for Research.”

Nathan will discuss the benefits that integrated STEM (iSTEM) has for learning, teaching and assessment, and the development of children's interest in STEM, as well as some of the challenges educators can face in implementing iSTEM in the classroom.

Nathan is the director of the Center on Education and Work and also is a professor of the learning sciences with the School of Education’s No. 1-ranked departments of Educational Psychology and Curriculum and Instruction. He also is a faculty member with university’s Department of Psychology.

The Research in Mathematics Education website explains that “RME disseminates original research though professional development opportunities, an annual Research-to-Practice Conference held in North Texas, direct distribution of research reports, practical guides, and scholarly publications and presentations in local, national, and global venues.”