Miriam Sherin Gives Keynote Talk at Education Symposium in Israel

Miriam Sherin Gives Keynote Talk at Education Symposium in Israel

Miriam Sherin

Professor Miriam Sherin shared her expertise at a mathematics education conference in Israel recently. As a keynote speaker at the Symposium on Video Resources for Mathematics Teacher Development, she spoke on studying professional development for mathematics teachers through the use of video.

The symposium brought together speakers from the United States, Australia and Germany. The conference took place at the Weizman Institute of Science in Rehovot, Israel, in January.

Sherin’s topic was “Using Video to Examine Mathematics Teachers’ Professional Vision.” A special focus of the mathematics education conference was the use of video as a central tool in professional development.

Her research project entitled “The Role of Video in Teacher Learning” investigates how teachers learn as they interact with video in a range of professional development contexts.

“We seek to understand both what teachers learn as they view video excerpts as well as how this learning takes place. A central emphasis of the work is to characterize how video influences ‘teachers’ professional vision,’ the ways in which teachers notice and interpret classroom interactions,” says Sherin. This research is supported by a grant from the National Science Foundation.

Sherin's research interests include mathematics teaching and learning, teacher cognition and the role of video in teacher learning. The book she co-edited recently, Mathematics Teacher Noticing: Seeing through Teachers' Eyes, received the AERA Excellence in Research in Teaching and Teacher Education award. She has also published articles recently in Journal of Teacher Education, Teaching and Teacher Education and Journal of Mathematics Teacher Education.

By Marilyn Sherman
Last Modified: 12/9/15